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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 Joy Allen at fairfax@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>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.

Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group meets every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Free. Call 703-425-6660.

Fairfax farmers' market is open Tuesdays, through Oct. 29, at Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway. For more information about Fairfax County farmers' markets, call 703-941-7987; TTY 703-324-3988.

Kingstowne farmers' market is open Fridays, 4-7 p.m., at Kingstowne Center off Manchester Lakes, Alexandria. For more information about Fairfax County farmers' markets, call 703-941-7987; TTY 703-324-3988.

Burke Centre farmers' market is open Saturdays, through Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Virginia Railway express parking lot at 5671 Roberts Parkway. For more information about Fairfax County farmers' markets, call 703-941-7987; TTY 703-324-3988.

Burke Centre's 26th Annual Fall Festival will take place on September 13 and 14. The event will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts, antique and food vendors, a wine tasting, a children's I.D. program, rides, games and more. The festival is looking for quality exhibitors and antique dealers, arts and crafts, food and snack vendors. If interested, call the Burke Centre Conservancy office at 703-978-2928 or visit www.burkecentre.org and select "Fall Festival" to obtain an application.

Personalized Internet tutoring. Learn to use the Web or increase skill level, through Aug. 31. Call for an appointment. Ages 12 and up. At the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Personalized Internet and catalog training. Basics for beginners, through Aug. 31. Call for an appointment. Adults. At the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Monday Night at the Movies. Every Monday in July at 7 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Enjoy the show, popcorn and drinks with friends. Age 13-18. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Book Sale. Through Aug. 30, at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Book Sale. Through Aug. 30, at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults who finish 10 books as part of the adult summer reading program can exchange completed reading logs for a free item from the used book sale.

Practice English. Every Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Personalized Internet tutoring. July 5-26, and Aug. 2-30, at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Learn how to use the Web, or increase skill level. Adults. Call 703-339-4610 for an appointment.

<cal1>Thursday/July 24

<cal2>The Rebel Run Dixieland Band. 8 p.m., on the lawn of the Veterans Amphitheater at Fairfax City Hall. Guests must provide their own seating. Free. Canceled in case of rain; cancellations will be announced on Cityscreen-12 and on 703-273-1776, the city's event line. For information, call 703-385-7858.

A program of unfortunate events. 2 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Activities and crafts based on Lemony Snicket’s tales of orphans. Age 9-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Sneaky feats. 11 a.m., at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Learn magic tricks to perform for an audience. Bring a magic trick to share. Age 8-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

CAG (Calling All Guys). All-male book discussion group for boy age 11-16, with adult. 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Exploring the Arts of Japan. 10:15 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shizumi presents dance, theater, music and culture. Age 6-12. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Tax Reduction and Estate Planning. 7:30-9 p.m. Mark D. Armstrong, a financial associate of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will present a workshop that shares the common tools used to maintain and distribute estates to heirs or charitable institutions and the necessary steps for creating a successful estate plan. Thrivent Financial is located at 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, suite 100.

Battle of the Bands elimination round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Friday/ July 25

<cal2>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra concert, "Hollywood Hits." 8 p.m., at the music pavilion next to the old hotel on the grounds of the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center, Orkney Springs, Va. A part of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Bring or buy a picnic dinner. Dessert will be for sale. To order tickets or for festival information, call 1-800-459-3396.

The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre: "The Three Not-So-Little Pigs." 10:30 a.m., all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. The Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Preschool Pics. 11:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 2-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Winemaster Dinner Series. 7 p.m., at the Baliwick Inn. Featuring Spanish wines and cuisine. The Inn is located in Old Town Fairfax at 4023 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, 22030. The telephone number is 703-691-2266 and e-mail should be sent to theinn@baliwickinn.com.

Funny Money with Steve Whiteman from Kix, Jesse Bolt, Strange Wayz, Twist of Faite. Battle of the Bands elimination round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Must be over 21. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Dance with the Afro-Cuban Percussion Band. Led by Rafael Monteagudo. Presented by the Latin American Folk Institute. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5995 Kingstowne Center, Franconia. Canceled in case of rain. For general information call 703-324-8566, for cancellation information call 703-971-6262.

City of Fairfax Band. 7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-425-9300. Park is not lighted; bring a flashlight for a safe exit after dark.

The Barretones. Bluegrass, country, folk, swing and rock. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-425-9300. Park is not lighted; bring a flashlight for a safe exit after dark.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. Call 703-273-3638 for more information.

"Godspell," presented by the Springfield Community Theatre. 8 p.m., at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 703-866-6238 or by e-mailing tickets@sctonline.org.

Speaker's Corner presents "Trust-Based Leadership" with Bob Foxworthy of Trust-Based Technologies. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Il Lupo Restaurant in Fairfax. Call 703-385-2597 for more information.

"Rainforest Reptiles Alive." 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center. See creatures that call the rainforest home. The animals will be waiting in the amphitheater with Hidden Pond staff and people from Reptiles Alive. Appropriate for all ages, $4 per person. An After Dark in the Park program. For reservations and information, call 703-451-9588. Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield.

<cal1>Saturday/July 26

<cal2>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra concert, "Resounding Russian Rhythms." 8 p.m., at the music pavilion next to the old hotel on the grounds of the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center, Orkney Springs, Va. A part of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Bring or buy a picnic dinner. Dessert will be for sale. To order tickets or for festival information, call 1-800-459-3396.

Bugs Bonanza. 10:15 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Hidden Pond Nature Center on building a habitat for interesting bugs and keeping pesky ones away. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Dog Days of Summer. 1 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Meet therapy dog Ivy and her partner from Therapy Dogs International. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Battle of the Bands elimination round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

"Godspell," presented by the Springfield Community Theatre. 8 p.m., at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 703-866-6238 or by e-mailing tickets@sctonline.org.

<cal1>Monday/July 28

<cal2>Chocolate-covered fairy tales. 2 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Classic stories retold with chocolate twist. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Book Chat. All-female discussion group for girls age 12-14, with adult. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Crafty Kids. 3 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Things to make for the garden. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Battle of the Bands elimination round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 29

<cal2>The Kings Park Concert Band, under the direction of associate conductor Joe Stynchula, will perform a free concert at Kings Park Park, at 7:30 p.m. Selections will include a variety of popular, patriotic and classical music. Kings Park Park is located off Kings Park Drive in Springfield, at the end of Trafalgar Court. For more information, contact Dick Robison at 703-440-8479, or visit www.kingsparkband.org.

Reptiles Alive. 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Get up-close with a live alligator, tortoise, and lizards. Age 6-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Sun and fun. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre: "The Three Not-So-Little Pigs." 10:30 a.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Retirement Strategies. 7:30-9 p.m. Mark D. Armstrong, a financial associate of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, will present a workshop on the various methods used to calculate retirement income needs and how to maintain the financial lifestyle desired. Taxation issues, pensions, diversification, personal savings, IRAs and other qualified plans are discussed. Thrivent Financial is located at 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, suite 100.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 30

<cal2>A program of unfortunate events. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Activities and crafts based on Lemony Snicket’s tales of orphans. Age 9-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

The Fabulous Hubcaps. Live music. 7:30 p.m., at the Lee District Park amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-922-9841 for general information, 703-971-6262 for cancellation information.

Senior Emergency Preparedness Seminar. 10 a.m.-noon, at the Christ Lutheran Church, located at 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax. For information or directions, call Sgt. Dave Tucker at 703-385-7946. Free.

<cal1>Thursday/July 31

<cal2>The City of Fairfax Band concert. 8 p.m., on the lawn of the Veterans Amphitheater at Fairfax City Hall. Guests must provide their own seating. Free. Canceled in case of rain; cancellations will be announced on Cityscreen-12 and on 703-273-1776, the city's event line. For information, call 703-385-7858.

Birds of Prey. 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Lois Napier brings live birds. Age 6-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Rainbow Head. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories featuring colors. Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

InterAct Story Theatre: "The Shirt of Happiness." 2 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. A story about a prince on a quest. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Bringing Out the Wolf. 10:30 a.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Meet wolves through interactive theater, games and crafts Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Battle of the Bands quarter final round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $7. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 1

<cal2>Movies and munchies. 11:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 2-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Battle of the Bands quarter final round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $7. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

The Grandsons. Vintage rock and roll. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5995 Kingstowne Center, Franconia. Canceled in case of rain. For general information call 703-324-8566, for cancellation information call 703-971-6262.

Annandale Orchestra. Incorporating traditional styles and pop music. 7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-425-9300. Park is not lighted; bring a flashlight for a safe exit after dark.

The Moonlighters. Specializing in West Coast "jump blues." 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-425-9300. Park is not lighted; bring a flashlight for a safe exit after dark.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. Call 703-273-3638 for more information.

"Godspell," presented by the Springfield Community Theatre. 8 p.m., at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 703-866-6238 or by e-mailing tickets@sctonline.org.

Speaker's Corner presents "Trust-Based Leadership" with Bob Foxworthy of Trust-Based Technologies. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Il Lupo Restaurant in Fairfax. Call 703-385-2597 for more information.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 2

<cal2>Harley Bikes and Bikers. Displays and presentations by local motorcycle enthusiasts on safety and more. 10 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Birds of Prey. 10:30 a.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Lois Napier brings live birds. Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Dog Days of Summer. 10:30 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Meet the foster dogs of the Shiloh Project and learn how children help them find new homes. Age 6-12. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Birds of Prey. 2 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Lois Napier brings live birds. Age 6-12. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Gotham Road, Michael Graves of Graves and the Misfits, Hypercenter. Battle of the Bands quarter final round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

"Godspell," presented by the Springfield Community Theatre. 8 p.m., at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 703-866-6238 or by e-mailing tickets@sctonline.org.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 4

<cal2>Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Adults. Photo I.D. required. Appointments preferred; call 703-698-3885.

Battle of the Bands quarter final round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $7. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 5

<cal2>National Night Out. Neighborhoods throughout the City of Fairfax are invited to meet police and fire service providers. Law enforcement officials and fire service representatives will visit participating neighborhoods with fire trucks, police motorcycles, K-9 units and more. For information, call 703-385-7946.

Mother Goose and Friends. 10:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Book Babies. 11:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Super Snakes. 2 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Reptiles Alive brings a live python, boa constrictor, king snake and more. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Fairytales Time. 10:30 a.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, rhymes and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Battle of the Bands quarter final round. Live music. At Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $7. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 6

<cal2>Reptiles Alive. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Get up-close with a live alligator, a tortoise and lizards. Age 6-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Caribbean-American International Steel Orchestra. Calypso and Caribbean music with the traditional steel drum. 7:30 p.m., at the Lee District Park amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Canceled in case of rain. Call 703-922-9841 for general information, 703-971-6262 for cancellation information.