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<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 9

<cal2>Fairfax City Park and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. 7 p.m., at Wood Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-7858.

Spotlight on the Arts Committee Meeting. 7:30 p.m., at Wood Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Let’s Hear it for the Girls. 7 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Girls ages 9-11 with an adult can enjoy an all-female book discussion group. Call 703-978-5600.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 10

<cal2>Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring a lunch and listen to favorite songs for ages 1-5 with an adult. Call 703- 978-5600.

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

Old Town Hall Performance Series: Caroline Gregg and Katherine Newman. 8 p.m., at 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

The Saxophone Symposium featuring the United States Navy Band and “Commodores” jazz ensemble performs at 8 p.m., at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. Free. 202-433-6090.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 11

<cal2>Family Bald Eagle Watch. Get a bird's eye view of these majestic birds as they winter along the Potomac. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mason Neck State Park Visitors Center, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Children welcome. Park entrance fee $4. 703-425-8584.

Irish Country Dancing. 8 p.m., at Wood Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-521-4340.

The Reign of Terror, Daylight Dies, Denials Final Answer, From Beyond, TBA perform at 8 p.m., at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $10. 703-569-5940.

The Saxophone Symposium featuring the United States Navy Band and “Commodores” jazz ensemble offers recitals, clinics and performances by such artists as Arno Bornkamp, Otis Murphy and Bob Mintzer from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. Free. 202-433-6090.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 12

<cal2>Frank Stringfellow Camp 822 Sons of Confederate Veterans presents a discussion on of “The Nature of the Confederate Republic” by VMI Adjunct Prof. Scott Belliveau, at the American Legion Post, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with supper served at 6 p.m., followed by the talk. Supper $20/adult; $15/senior citizens; $10/children ages 7-18; children under 7 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Lecture only is $5. For reservations or information, call 703-799-9367.

Java Script. 1 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Learn how to make Web pages interactive and dynamic with Java Script. A working knowledge of HTML is required. This program is for ages 12 and up.

Localpalooza featuring Corner Pocket, Bush League Conspiracy, Monte Quick, Syntonic, Misamerica, Single White Female. Doors open at 2 p.m., at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $8 advance/$10 at door. 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 13

<cal2>Fairfax City Planning Commission meeting. 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. 703-385-7930.

Crafty Kids. 3 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Enjoy crafts for ages 6-12. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group 7 p.m. at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Discuss “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King. This group is for adults only and no registration is required.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 14

<cal2>Fairfax City Council meeting. 7 p.m., at City Hall. 703-385-7935.

Commission for Women meeting. 7 p.m., at Wood Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway. 703-385-7894.

Splish, Splash. 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Enjoy stories, activities and a craft for ages 3-5 with an adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Pohick Picnickers. 11:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring a brown bag lunch and listen to stories for all ages. Call 703-644-7333.

Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss “Quarantine” by Jim Crace. Adults only, no registration required.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 15

<cal2>Fairfax City Board of Architectural Review meeting. 7:30 p.m., at City Hall. 703-385-7820.

Computers Demystified: Part 2. 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn an easy introduction to Windows for adults. Call 703-978-5600.

Introduction to the Internet. 10:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. An introduction for adults on how to get connected, go online and get free e-mail. Call 703-644-7333.

Orientation Meeting for Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). 7-8:30 p.m., at the CASA office, 4103 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax. Learn to speak up for Fairfax County's abused and neglected children. 703-273-3526.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 16

<cal2>Fairfax City Independence Day Celebration Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m., at Wood Complex, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-7820.

Free concert presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. 11 a.m., at Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax, at the corner of Main Street (Route 236) and University Drive. Georgiana Acchione and Edita Vinnitskaya will play selections of classical music on piano. Toby Rotman and Anna R. Rakoczy will provide accompaniment on flute and soprano Nancy MacArthur Smith will sing.

Babies and Books. 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities for ages 10-15 months with and adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Tiny Tots. 10:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities for ages 13-17 months with an adult.

Follow the Story-Vine. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Enjoy stories and activities for ages 3-5 with an adult. Call 703- 246-2281.

Family Search Introduction. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Use genealogy databases to search for ancestors. Ages 12 and up. Call 703-246-2281.

Babies and Books. 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities for ages 10-15 months with and adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Tiny Tots. 10:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities for ages 13-17 months with an adult.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 17

<cal2>Lee-Jackson Day Holiday. Fairfax City government offices open. General District Court is closed.

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

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 18

<cal2>Kittie, Biohazard, 18 Visions, Brand New Sin, Stuck in Kaos will perform at 6:45 p.m., at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets $18 advance/$20 at door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from 10-24-02 will be honored. 703-569-5940.

Snowflake Bentley. 11 a.m. at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Listen to an award-winning book about the first person to photograph snowflakes. Ages 6-12. Call 703-451-8055.

Geneology on the Web. 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Research family history using the Internet. Ages 12 and up. Call 703-246-2281.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JAN. 19

<cal2>The Grenadier Guards and Scots Highlanders, two military bands from Great Britain, march into the Patriot Center at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $18.50-38.50 and are available through Ticketmaster, online at www.ticketmaster.com or Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT.

The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats presented by the Community Concerts Association of Fairfax. 3 p.m., at Fairfax High School. $20. 703-273-2547.

Visit the newly renovated Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 1-4 p.m. The Washington Maryland Virginia Garden Railway Society will set up its G gauge model trains. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225.

The United States Navy "Sea Chanters" will perform at 7 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Spingfield. Free.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 21

<cal2>Opeth, LaCuna Coil, Paradise Lost, Tapping the Vein, Brave perform at 6:15 p.m., at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets $20 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Evening Book Club. 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults can discuss “Sharkman Six” by Owen West. No registration is required.

Library Book Club. 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ask at the information desk for this month’s selection. This program is for adults only and requires no registration.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Discuss “The Farming of Bones” by Edwidge Danticat. Adults only. No registration necessary.

Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Discuss “Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner. Adults only. No registration necessary.

<cal1>Wednesday/ Jan. 22

<cal2>It’s Wise to Immunize. 10:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Enjoy a puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Health Department for ages 1-5 with an adult. Call 703-644-7333.

Fairfax City Community Appearance Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m., at City Hall. 703-385-7995.

Sun or Snow, It’s Winter! 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Enjoy stories and activities for ages 2-5 with an adult. Call 703- 246-2281.

Computers Demystified: Part 3. 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. An easy introduction to Windows Explorer for adults. Call 703-978-5600.

It’s Wise to Immunize. 10:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Enjoy a puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Health Department for ages 1-5 with an adult. Call 703-644-7333.