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<cal2>Personalized Internet tutoring. Learn to use the Web or increase skill level, through Dec. 31. Call for an appointment. Ages 12 and up. At the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.
Personalized Internet and catalog training. Basics for beginners, through Dec. 31. Call for an appointment. Adults. At the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.
Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the
Web or increase skills. Call for appointments. At Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, 703-339-4610.
Book Sale. At the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.
Book Sale. At Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield, 703-451-8055.
Practice English. Every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.
The Artisans United Craft Gallery is featuring the theme of "Bountiful Harvest" in a full-time craft sale and exhibition through Jan. 7, 2004. On Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and, until Christmas, Sundays, 12-4 p.m., over four dozen juried artisans will be showing and selling homemade and decorated pieces. The Craft Gallery features contemporary and traditional crafts and is located in the Packard Center in Annandale Community Park, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale. Free. 703-941-0202.
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; non-members, $12; ages 6-16, $6; children under 6, free. Maximum family charge $25. Coffee, tea and soda bread free. Soft drinks 75 cents. Call 703-521-4340.
"Do You See What I See?" This show, featuring works of 14 Washington-area artists, opens Dec. 2 and continues through Jan. 5 at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Historic Occoquan. The show includes watercolor paintings; drawings in pastels, graphite ink and colored pencil; non-traditional photography; etching; fused glass; basketry; stained glass; stoneware; porcelain; and silver jewelry. These award-winning artists' works are in private collections in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The gallery is open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For gallery information, call 703-494-0584.
Interstate Worldwide Relocation is partnering with the United Marine Corps for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off by Dec. 23, at Interstate Worldwide Relocation's branches located at 5801 Rolling Road, Springfield, and 3901 Ironwood Place, Landover, Md., or at Ambassador Worldwide Moving, 44664 Guildford Drive, Ashburn. Toys will be distributed to disadvantaged children in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area the morning of Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Santa's Little Helpers. Springfield Classroom-on-the-Mall students at Fairfax County Public Schools are sponsoring the operation of "Santa's Little Helpers," a holiday gift store for shoppers age 3-12, on Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays 12 p.m.-6 p.m., from Nov. 29 through Dec. 21, with additional days on Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Dec. 5., 12, and 17-19, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., on the upper level of Springfield Mall. Santa's Little Helpers will stock items such as Christmas ornaments, picture frames, mugs, beanbag animals, key chains and small toys, all for less than $10. Students will serve as personal shopping assistants for their customers as well as gift wrap children's purchases. For more information, or to schedule a special weekday visit for a group, call 703-971-3289.
Kathe Kollwitz: "The Weavers." Dec. 1-Jan. 9, at George Mason University's College Hall. This exhibition of etchings by the German Expressionist artist records the tragic struggle of the German state from the beginnings of the social revolution in the 19th century through two wars and a depression. For more information, contact Kirby Malone, 703-993-8865.