The Friends of Centreville Regional Library will hold a book sale at the library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, this Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Besides fiction and nonfiction for all ages, also available will be audiobooks, DVDs and audio CDs. All proceeds help support the library and its programs.
Children’s Trunk-Or-Treat Slated for Oct. 19
The third annual Fairfax County Police Department & Friends Trunk-Or-Treat extravaganza is set for next Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m. It’ll be held outside the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. in Fair Oaks.
This free event is a fun and safe way to trick-or-treat in a family-oriented atmosphere, as children receive candy from several decorated car trunks. Those planning to attend must register in advance at https://bit.ly/fcpdtreat22 to ensure there’ll be enough candy for everyone. If it rains, the event will be canceled.
More businesses and organizations are still needed to host a trunk; if interested, sign up at https://bit.ly/fcpdtrunk22. Trunk hosts must bring their own decorations and candy, but backup candy will be provided for anyone who runs out. Some 500 children have already registered, so hosts should plan for more. For more information, contact Megan.Hawkins@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Car Seat Inspections, Oct. 20
Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social-distancing and safety precautions.
They should also install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for Nov. 3, at the same place and time.