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<lst>To have community events listed free in the Fairfax Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Michael O’Connell at fairfax@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 31

<cal2>Midnight Motion will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 7 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Brook Yoder performs 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Arch Enemy, God Forbid, Sworn Enemy, Monolith will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $15.

<cal1>FRIDAY/Nov. 1

<cal2>Woodley Hills Elementary School 50th Birthday. The public is invited to come help Woodley Hills Elementary School celebrate its 50th Birthday starting at 5 p.m. There will be a gala celebration including school tours, catered dinner with a nominal fee charged, silent auction, bingo and a sock hop featuring music from the 50s to the present. For details, call the school office at 703-799-2000. School staff would like to hear from anyone with pictures or memorabilia they are willing to share for the event.

Midnight Motion will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Brook Yoder performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-385-7877.

Thin Lizzy (John Sykes, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, Tommy Aldridge and Marco Mendoza), Punch Buggy, Vollmer will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 21 and over. $15

<cal1>SATURDAY/Nov. 2

<cal2> Crafters wanted for annual Craft Bazaar. 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at Christ Presbyterian Church, 12410 Lee-Jackson Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-378-6838 for an application.

Annual Christmas Bazaar at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8505 Hooes Road, Springfield. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, a Second-Time-Around shop, silent auction and a bake sale will be featured. For more information, call 703-569-5744.

Anoushka Shankar, daughter of sitar legend Ravi Shankar, will perform classical Indian music on the sitar. 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets are $34-$17. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. An artistic discussion will take place on the Hall's Grand Tier 45-minutes prior to curtain.

Remember Jonah, a Christian rock group from Wilmington, N.C., will perform at 7:30 p.m., at the Burke Community Church, 9900 Old Keene Mill Road in Burke. A $7 donation will be accepted at the door. Arrive early, seating is limited.

Midnight Motion will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Brook Yoder performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Fairfax Art League meeting, 1-4 p.m., at the John C. Wood Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Bill Deal & The Rhondels will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 21 and over. $15

14th Annual Young Republican Roundup and Anti-Sales Tax Rally. Come to the triathlon of Virginia politics: rally, literature drop and barbecue. 10 a.m., at Burke Lake Park, Shelter A. For more information, contact Virginia Young Republican state chairman Marjorie Blakely at 703-522-6402 or by e-mail at mlblakely@aol.com.

Women's Wellness Day hosted by Potomac Internal Medicine. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free health screenings and health education on osteoporosis, annual exams, exercise, nutrition, weight loss and mood disorders. 9289 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke. 703-866-4144.

<cal1>SUNDAY/Nov. 3

<cal2>"Music Mundi" is a collaborative concert between four Fairfax County school choruses and George Mason University Symphonic Chorus celebrating music from around the world. The participating Fairfax schools include Hunters Woods Elementary, Timberlane Elementary, Marshall High School and West Potomac High School. The program will include African, Aruban, Russian, Celtic, English, American music and more. More than 300 students will perform. The concert will take place at 3 p.m., in the Concert Hall at the GMU Center for the Arts, at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $7 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, and are on sale now at the GMU Box Office and at Tickets.com, 703-218-6500. For more information, contact the GMU Department of Music at 703-993-1380.

Little Rocky Run Day. Help celebrate Little Rocky Run with a slide show and a nature walk from 1-4 p.m., at Union Mill Elementary School, 13611 Springstone Drive in Clifton. For more information or to RSVP, call the Audubon Naturalist Society Webb Sanctuary at 703-803-8400.

Brook Yoder performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Dope, Primer 55, Skinlab, Society 1, St. Diablo will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $6.

<cal1>MONDAY/Nov. 4

<cal2>Red Cross Blood Drive. 4-8 p.m., at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, West Springfield. For more information or to make an appointment, call Susan Davidson at 703-425-2551.

Open Mike. 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Localpalooza: Stepa, S.R.O. (formerly Still Pending), Random Task, Run 6 Blank, Arson Rose, Fail Safe, Misamerica will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 2 p.m. All ages. $8 advance/$10 at door.

Burke 55'ers meet at 9:30 a.m., at the Commons Community Center, 5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

<cal1>TUESDAY/Nov. 5

<cal2>Jim Hartley performs 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

City of Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-324-5390.

Localpalooza: Ethick, O.S.P., Bush League Conspiracy, Knell, Silent Echo, American Letterbomb will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 2 p.m. All ages. $8 advance/$10 at door.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/Nov. 6

<cal2>Jim Hartley performs 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Meeting on the proposed Mosby Woods Gifted and Talented Center. 7:30 p.m., at Kilmer Middle School group instruction room. For more information, call 703-846-8767.

Meeting on the proposed Providence Gifted and Talented Center. 7:30 p.m., at Rocky Run Middle School little theater. For more information, call 703-846-8767.

Immolation, Vader, The Berserker, Origin, Pessimist, Which Hunt will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $17.

Art Show. Come see what the artists of Little River Glen Senior Center have created. 1-3 p.m. Art works in many different media will be on display. A reception to chat with the artists, all 55 years of age or older, will follow at 3 p.m. Free. The center is located at 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. Call 703-503-8703 for directions.

<cal1>THURSDAY/Nov. 7

<cal2>Friends of the Kings Park Library Used Book Sale. 1-8 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more information, call Cindy Murray at 703-569-4435. The waiting line will form inside the east entrance to the building.

Jim Hartley performs 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

FACETS 3rd Annual Best of America Auction. 5:30-10 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-352-3373.

Burke Toastmasters meeting. 7:30 p.m., at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke.

Alzheimer’s Discussion Panel Event, with special guest, playwright Trish Vradenburg. at 7 p.m., in the Village Square Theatre, Greenspring Village Retirement Community, Springfield, Virginia. After the program, participants and attendees are invited to stay for a light reception in the Accotink Room — across the lobby from the theatre. Those interested in attending this free program should RSVP by Nov. 5 to 703 913-1200.

<cal1>FRIDAY/Nov. 8

<cal2>Friends of the Kings Park Library Used Book Sale. 1- a.m.-5 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more information, call Cindy Murray at 703-569-4435. The waiting line will form inside the east entrance to the building.

Blood Drive sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross. 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., at InterState Van Lines, 5801 Rolling Road in Springfield. Anyone interested in signing up should call the Springfield Chamber of Commerce office at 703-866-3500.

Tropical Plant Sale. 10:25 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the Commons at Fairfax High School. Students will sell tropical foliage plants they have propagated and grown in their greenhouse. For more information, call 703-219-2200.

Clay Hunt's Pure Delight will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Jim Hartley performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-385-7877.

Old Town Hall Performance Series: Vera Kochanowsky and Thomas MacCracken. 9 p.m., at 3999 University Drive. 703-352-ARTS.

Paul Lewis (of Y-Not! & Dead City Radio), Average White Band will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 21 and up. $20.

Speaker's Corner at the Bailiwick Inn: "The Do's and Don'ts of Modern Business Etiquette." Jean O'Brien will be the featured speaker. Networking opportunities begin at 5:30-6:15 p.m. Speaker presentation from 6:15-7 p.m. Dinner is served at 8 p.m. Reservations required. Call 703-691-2266 for reservations. For more information, call 703-385-5700.

Little Shop of Horrors" presented by the Woodson High School Drama Department. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Seniors/$5, presale/$6 and at door/$8. For ticket information and directions, call 703 503-4759.

<cal1>SATURDAY/NOV. 9

<cal2>Two-time Grammy winner Michael W. Smith and five-time Dove winner Third Day featuring Max Lucado will perform hits from their recent releases "Worship" and "Come Together" on at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at George Mason University's Patriot Center at 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. Tickets are on sale now for $25 at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center Box Office. Tickets are also available online at www.ticketmaster.com or through Phone charge at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible disability seating is available by calling 703-993-3035.

Confetti Magazine, a children’s magazine founded one year ago by Virginia writers and illustrators, will celebrate its first birthday with a meet-and-greet session at the Pohick Library from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The editors and contributors will meet with the public and present readings from the magazine and activities for children.

W. T. Woodson High School's 17th Annual Holiday Happening fine craft show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Free admission. Food and drink are available for purchase. Approximately 150 juried artisans and artists will display their works in a wide variety of arts and crafts disciplines, including wearable art, porcelain and pottery, woodworking, folk art, bread dough ornaments, baskets, fine art, leather, metal sculpture, stained glass, dolls and toys, resin figures and jewelry.

Clay Hunt's Pure Delight will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Jim Hartley performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Irish Country Dancing. 8 p.m., at the Wood Complex in Fairfax City. 703-978-8265.

Rennie Harris presents Legends of Hip Hop featuring "Legends on Tour" like Don Campbell, the Electric Boogaloos, Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles and others. 7 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. $40-$20. all children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.wpas.org for more information.

Burke Centre Flu Shot Opportunity. 1-3 p.m., at the Commons Community Center, 5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke. Walk-in basis, $20.

Merritt Academy Open House for lower and middle school, kindergarten and preschool, and the infant and toddler center. 1-3 p.m. The school is located at 9211 Arlington Blvd. in Fairfax. Contact the director of admissions at 703-273-8000 for a tour.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more information, call Cindy Murray at 703-569-4435. The waiting line will form inside the east entrance to the building.

Old Dominion Depression Glass Club presents its 50th Show and Sale of American Made Glass, China and Pottery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, Cultural Community Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call 703-641-9637 for more information. $5 donation.

Little Shop of Horrors" presented by the Woodson High School Drama Department. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Seniors/$5, presale/$6 and at door/$8. For ticket information and directions, call 703 503-4759.

<cal1>SUNDAY/Nov. 10

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Historic Walking Tour: "Raids and Romance." 1 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. 703-385-8414.

Lennon and several bands TBA will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., All ages. $10.

The Georgian State Dance Company will perform at George Mason University's Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. They will perform dances reflecting the history and tradition of Georgia. For tickets contact 703-218-6500.

Old Dominion Depression Glass Club presents its 50th Show and Sale of American Made Glass, China and Pottery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, Cultural Community Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call 703-641-9637 for more information. $5 donation.