<cal2>Making Marriage Work: Preparing for Marriage is a nationally recognized program for Jewish or interfaith couples who are newly married, engaged or considering marriage, which takes place at the Jewish Social Service Agency. The program helps couples explore love and marriage, expectations, understanding each other, communication, conflict resolution and other issues. Mondays until Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m., at 3018 Javier Road, second floor, Fairfax. Call 703-204-9100, Ext. 11. $395 a couple.
The Celebration Singers, an all-volunteer, 40-voice, three-part harmony choreographed and costumed women's show chorus, invite women interested in singing, including a potential backup pianist, to join them. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays and alternate between Heritage Hunt Club in Gainesville from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Springfield United Methodist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 703-354-3788.
"La Sensual" Latin band will perform every Friday at Rene's Supper Club, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Proper attire required. Over 21 with ID. Call 703-759-9380 (day) or 703-385-0077 (evening).
Rene's House Band will perform every Saturday at Rene's Supper Club, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. $8. Proper attire required. Over 21 with ID. Call 703-759-9380 (day) or 703-385-0077 (evening).
"Luz De America" Latin band will perform every Sunday at Rene's Supper Club, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. $10. Ladies free before 10 p.m. Proper attire required. Over 21 with ID. Call 703-759-9380 (day) or 703-385-0077 (evening).
A Ceili (Irish country dance) sponsored by the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) will take place on the second Saturday of every month (except July and August) at the John Wood Center, located at 3730 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. The Bog Wanderers Ceili Band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members $10, nonmembers $12. Ages 6-16 $6, children under 6 free. Maximum family charge $25. Coffee, tea and soda bread free. Soft drinks 75 cents. Call Vickie Barr at 703-521-4340.
Burke Toastmasters Club, which focuses on improving communication skills, meets at The Oaks Community Center, located at 5708 Oak Leather Drive in Burke, on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Raj Manda at 703-426-8784 or Clint Conerly at 703-250-9504.
The Springfield Chapter 893 of NARFE, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, hosts a meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. The meetings include information on how to preserve economic security, the public's perception of federal workers, and how to strengthen political influence at both state and national levels.
"Simple Gifts," featuring watercolor paintings by Fairfax Station artist Catherine Hillis, and porcelain by David Cowdrill of Great Falls will continue through Monday, Nov. 4 at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 703-494-0584.
Flea Market, co-sponsored by the Merrifield Lions Club and the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 8421 Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) in Fairfax. No rain dates. 175 vendor spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations for vendors can be made by calling 703-560-3023. Charge for vendors is $15 per space. Food service will be provided by Elks Lodge.
"Cloud," a large-scale installation by sculptor Morgan Kennedy, will be showcased in the Johnson Center Gallery, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Exhibit runs through Nov. 1.
"Filters," a large-scale installation by sculptor Peter Winant, will be showcased in the Fine Arts Gallery. on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Exhibit runs through Nov. 1.