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<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is collecting donated items in good condition for the Elks Lodge/ Merrifield Lions flea market on June 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Items such as small electronic devices, jewelry, rugs, baskets, pottery, wines, silver, crystal, antiques, gowns, furs, toys, artwork and other household furnishings will be sold to benefit Fairfax CASA, a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children in the Fairfax County court system. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Corrine Cavaliere or Maria Buscemi at 703-273-3526.

"Visual Poetry," the work of 14 northern Virginia artists, runs trough July 7 at The Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Historic Occoquan. The show will include watercolor paintings, etchings, drawings in pastels, non-traditional photography, black-and-white drawings, art quilts, fused glass, stoneware, stained glass, porcelain, turned wood and silver jewelry. The gallery's hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For gallery information, call 703-494-0584.

Lynn Goldstein of Fairfax Station will exhibit her work through June 18 at Northern Virginia Community College's Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Schlessinger Center, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free.

The Celebration Singers, an all-volunteer, 40-voice, three-part harmony choreographed and costumed women's show chorus, invite women interested in singing 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, 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.

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.

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.

Springfield Toastmaster's Club, which has been helping people improve public speaking and leadership skills for 35 years, meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. For more information, call Helen at 703-560-2187.

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 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. June 7-28, 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/June 12

<cal2>Boldly Going Nowhere, Brat, Trip Lizard, Steeple. Live music. 7 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Doors open at 7 p.m., with a $6 cover. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

"Mothers & More" of Northern Virginia, a support organization for women who have altered their career path to care for their children at home, will host a general meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center. Meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month. This meeting is free and visitors are welcome. Call 866-716-7766.

Tiny Tots Concert. 4 p.m., in the Annandale High School Auditorium. Presented by the AHS Orchestra and Theater Departments. A program geared towards pre-school and primary grade students, featuring Disney music and characters. Admission $3. Tickets available at the door, or by calling.

Alte Kamaraden German 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.

Magic Carpet Tales. 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities from around the world. Age 3-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Sam's House. Live music. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Let's Hear it for the Girls. All-female book club. Girls 9-11 with adult. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

<cal1>Friday/JUNE 13

<cal2>Eric Burdon, Eric King and the Thin Line and Group Therapy. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Must be over 21 or accompanied by an adult. $25. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Motivational speech by Coach James Larranaga, head coach, men's basketball team, George Mason University. Sponsored by Speaker's Corner. 11:30 a.m., at the Bailiwick Inn, 4023 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $22.50, including lunch. For information and reservations, call Boardman & Penn, 703-385-5700.

Lox and Vodka, klezmer music. 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Franconia. For information, call 703-324-8566. Concerts are canceled in case of rain.

Swing Shift. 7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. Canceled in case of rain. Park is not lighted. For safe exit after dark, bring a flashlight.

Steel Pan Players. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Free. Canceled in case of rain. Park is not lighted. For safe exit after dark, bring a flashlight.

Ready, Set, MOVE! Fun with Kinderdance. 10 a.m., at Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-924-4895.

Junkfood. Live music. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Saturday/June 14

<cal2>SEV, Ethix, oddzar, Swythe, Mod Flanders Conspiracy, Open Fly. Live music. 6 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. $13 at 6 p.m., $10 after 11:30 p.m. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Artisans in the Woods: A Gathering of the Guilds. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Packard Center in Annandale Community Park, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale. Free event and open to the public. Featuring: arts and crafts demonstrations, information, display and sales as well as basketry, knitting, porcelain painting, clay, quilting, stained glass, woodcarving, fiber arts and doll making. For more information, call 703-941-0202.

Harry Potter Fun. Games and snacks. Children of all ages welcome. 2 p.m., at Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-924-4895.

Little Explorers Storytime. Help celebrate author Eric Carle. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Plaid Iguana Project. Live music. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Book discussion group. "The Road from Coorain" by Jill Conway. 7 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Dads Play Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Motts Recreation Center, 1211 Braddock Road. Activities will include dad/child basketball shooting contest, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, pool tables and food.

<cal1>Sunday/June 15

<cal2>Art of Destruction, SIVA (Strength In Vacant Arms), Susan, One Too Many. Live music. 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Fats Blues Band. Live music. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras concert. 3 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Advance tickets and information call 703-642-8051 or visit www.ayporchestras.org. Tickets also available at the door.

<cal1>Monday/June 16

<cal2>Tiny Tots. 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.

Small One-ders. 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.

It's Storytime. Fun for children of all ages. 11 a.m., at Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-924-4895.

"Getting Men Involved," presented by the Fairfax Fatherhood Collaborative and Fairfax County Public Schools. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Building, Rooms 9 and 10. This is an instructional fatherhood program for those who work with fathers.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 17

<cal2>Kings Park Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Park. Free. For more information, call 703-440-8479 or visit www.kingsparkband.org.

Fatal Dreams, Fallen, Full Minute of Mercury, Fletcher Bridge. Live music. 7 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m., at the at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 for this month’s selection.

Evening Book Club. 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Young Adult Literature. "The Pigman" by Paul Zindel and "Stuck in Neutral" by Terry Trueman.

Little Explorers Storytime. Enjoy books with illustrator Jan Brett. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

<cal1>Wednesday/JUNE 18

<cal2>The Phunk Junkeez, Saint Dog, Property 6, Torn and Humanroom. 6 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $12. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

John McCutcheon, folksinger and songwriter. 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. For information, call 703-922-9841. Concerts are canceled in case of rain.

Reading ‘til the cows come home. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

"Children of Prisoners: Children of Promise," a live

satellite/Internet videoconference. 12-3 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government building, room 133.

<cal1>Thursday/JUNE 19

<cal2>"Long-Term Care Insurance: Protecting Your Estate for the Retirement Years." Decide which long-term care options are most suitable, how to shop for a product and how this product relates to Medicare. 7:30-9 p.m., 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 100, Fairfax. Led by Mark D. Armstrong, financial associate, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Call 703-449-9870.

Shermer, Limit Break 21, Strawman, Run Six Blank. Live music. 7 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

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.

"Where Do We Go From Here." Stories and activities. 10:30 a.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ages 3-5 with adult. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

FamilySearch introduction. 7 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Use genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog to search for ancestors. Age 12 and up. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

<cal1>Friday/JUNE 20

<cal2>Lonesome River Band. 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Franconia. For information, call 703-324-8566. Concerts are canceled in case of rain.

Dixie Power Trio. 7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. Canceled in case of rain. Park is not lighted. For safe exit after dark, bring a flashlight.

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Contemporary bluegrass. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Free. Canceled in case of rain. Park is not lighted. For safe exit after dark, bring a flashlight.

MAPLE, Off Contact, Random Tasc, One Slack Mind. Live music. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, and tickets are $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Mahavishnu Project featuring Derek Sherinian of Dream Theatre on keyboards, Tony MacAlpine on guitar, Jonathan Mover on drums and Philip Bynoe on bass. 11 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. The Mahavishnu Project will perform the music of John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. All ages. Tickets will be $10. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Al Williams, jazz saxophonist. 9 p.m.-midnight at Lupo's Pub in Il Lupo Restaurant, located at 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Williams will play songs from his new album titled "See For Yourself." For more information, call 703-934-1655.

Ready, Set, MOVE! Fun with Kinderdance. 10 a.m., at Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-924-4895.

Harry Potter Craziness! Countdown to the midnight arrival of the new Harry Potter book. 9 p.m., at Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-924-4895.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Celebration. Celebrate the midnight arrival of the new Harry Potter book. 10 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

<cal1>Saturday/JUNE 21

<cal2>Irish Ceili and Set dancing. 8 p.m., at the Wood Complex. Must purchase tickets. Call 703-521-4340 for more information.

Axum, Napking, SRO (Standing Room Only) and Cockfarm. Live music. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Javascript. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Make Web pages with scripting language. Working HTML knowledge required. Age 12 and up. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

"Lost Oasis: The True Story behind the English Patient." 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Author Saul Kelly on the Zerzura Club’s World War II exploits. Adults. Books available for sale and signing.

Shag-a-Thon. Northern Virginia Shag (Dance) Club will raise funds from pledges for Hospice of Northern Virginia. 12-5 p.m. in the JCPenny Court on the lower level at Springfield Mall. Admission free. For information, call 703-354-2463 or visit www.nvshag.org.

He's Baaaack! Finally! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Harry Potter mania, 12 a.m., at Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-924-4895.

Little Explorers Storytime. Magical story time in honor of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

The Amazing Josini. 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ventriloquism, magic and comedy. Tapes and CDs available for purchase. Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Sssnakes Alive. 10:15 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. The Hidden Pond Nature Center shows snakes found in the Springfield area. Family program. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Meet the Real Patch Adams at the Family Fun Picnic and Fund-raiser for the Palestine Children's Relief Fund. 1-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Kids under 12 free. All others $5. For more information, contact Susan at 301-675-9518.

“Serving the Commonwealth: The Why, What, and How for Women Interested in Appointment to State Boards and Commissions.” The Virginia Foundation for Women conference, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Richard J Ernst Community Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Sessions feature how to get appointed and resume review workshops. A representative will discuss Governor Warner’s efforts to increase the number of women appointed to state boards and commissions. Registration starts at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, call Blair Guncheon at 804-780-0500 by Monday, June 16. The cost is $15, including lunch.

<cal1>Sunday/JUNE 22

<cal2>AntiTrust, Hate the Way, Causing Effect, DIMM (Devil In My Mind). Live music. 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-560-5940.

Elks Lodge/ Merrifield Lions flea market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Items include small electronic devices, jewelry, rugs, baskets, pottery, wines, silver, crystal, antiques, gowns, furs, toys, artwork and other household furnishings. Sales benefit Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of neglected and abused children in the Fairfax County court system.