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Virginia Indian Festival This Weekend

 

This Saturday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is this year's Virginia Indian Festival at Riverbend Park in Centreville, VA. The festival includes eight Virginia and Washington, DC area tribes, including the Rappahannock dancers and drummers. Indian crafts, pottery and music will be for sale at the festival. There will also be live demonstrations and talks by tribe members, tool-making experts and local archaeologists, plus bow and arrow shooting and spear throwing with an atlatl. You will even get the chance to help build an authentic dug-out canoe! Don't miss this special festival. Everyone is welcome to attend; tickets are $5 per person.

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School to Host 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

This was sent to us by Cathy Neubauer:

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School in Clifton, VA will be hosting it's 3rd annual 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run on Saturday October 2nd at 7:30 a.m.  The race will start and finish in the St. Andrew church parking lot.  This is a USATF Certified 5K single loop course, with cash prizes to the top 3 male and female finishers.   Free t-shirt to those registered by September 15th, $25 entry fee for 5K and $15 for the fun run.  For more information or to register click on www.standrew-clifton.org.

 

Centreville High School Cake-Walk

Have some cake, Wildcats! Centreville High School's Cake-Walk, sponsored by the SGA, will be held at the Back to School Festival on September 1. Tickets will just be a $1! Centreville SGA is looking for anyone willing to donate a cake. Also, if you are in SGA for this upcoming school year, you can get portfolio points for your contribution. Cakes need to be at the main office on Wednesday, September 1 to be entered into the Cake-Walk.

Starlight Cinema Presents Drive-in Movie Night

On Saturday, August 21, Starlight Cinema in Centreville is playing “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.” This drive-in movie presentation is free and gates at 5870 Trinity Parkway will open at 6:00 p.m. For more information you can call 703-324-SHOW.

 

 

WFCM Holds Back-to-School Backpack Collection

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is holding their annual backpack collection as we approach the new school year. They collect backpacks for the elementary, middle and high schools in areas such as Centreville, Fairfax Station, Clifton, and Chantilly to name a few.

WFCM is asking area residents to contribute whenever possible because so far they have requests for over 1,300 backpacks which are given to students with free or reduced-price lunches. Due to the rough economy, the numbers of backpack requests have gone up by 15% since last year. Some schools don’t even request a number, they just have asked for as many as possible.

If you would like to donate a backpack you can drop it off at WFCM located at 13981 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly, VA. WFCM asks that the backpack donations are dropped off on or before August 25 because the deliveries to the schools will occur by August 27.

Centreville High School Beautification Day

On August 21 Centreville High School will be holding its 2nd Annual Grounds Beautification Day. The community is encouraged to come out starting at 8:00 a.m. to help with weeding, mulching, planting and trimming. Last year there were lots of helpers and the high school is expecting an even bigger crowd this year.

Students can earn volunteers hours for the work they put in. Tell your friends, neighbors and family and bring any supplies of your own such as wheelbarrows, weed eaters, rakes and shovels. After the school is beautified, it will be ready for the Back to School Festival on September 1 and the Freshman Orientation on September 3!

Smart Markets to Continue Through October 29

Smart Markets Inc., founded in early 2008 by Jean Janssen, is the newest group of farmer’s markets to the Northern Virginia area. Janssen herself has been a resident of Northern Virginia for 25 years. These markets serve Centreville, Fairfax Corner, Gainesville, Herndon, Oakton and Reston and provide guaranteed producer-only farmers’ markets.

Some vendors at the Centreville Market include Angelic Beef, Bonjour La Parisienne, Jose’s Produce, Tommy V’s Fresh Salsa, and many more. For a full list of vendors visit http://smartmarkets.org/our-markets.html.

Come check out the Centreville Market any Friday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 5875 Trinity Center now through October 29th!