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<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.

The Center for Ballet Arts' “La Boutique Fantastique.” 7 p.m., at the Fairfax High School Theatre, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The program will feature ballet, tap, modern and jazz pieces. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. For more information, call 703-273-5344.

Franconia Commons Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Franconia Commons pool parking lot on Flat Rock Road off of Beulah Street. For more information, call 703-625-1038.

<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.

The Center for Ballet Arts' “La Boutique Fantastique.” 3 p.m., at the Fairfax High School Theatre, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The program will feature ballet, tap, modern and jazz pieces. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. For more information, call 703-273-5344.

<cal1>Monday/JUNE 23

<cal2>Bus Trip to Byers' Choice Christmas Gallery and Visitors' Center. 7 a.m., at Collectible Treasures, 8416 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Enjoy a day in Bucks County, including a special tour, a stop for lunch and a chance to purchase an exclusive Byers' Choice Gift Emporium figurine. Door prizes. Refreshments will be served in the bus. Tickets are $35 per person. Lunch not included. Registration ends June 8. Call 703-455-6018 for details.

The Speaks, Ghost in the Gears, Saving June, Janus Standing. Live music. 7 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

The Amazing Josini. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ventriloquism, magic and comedy. Age 6-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Calling All Wizards (and Muggles). 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. It's a Harry Potter party. Dress up as favorite character and join an evening of games and crafts. Age 8-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Using e-mail. 7 p.m., at the at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Learn to set up an e-mail account, manage mailboxes, send and receive attachments and other e-mail refinements. Age 12 and up. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

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

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.

Masque. 2 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Larry Hunt presents a theater production using elaborate masks. Age 6-12. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 24

<cal2>"The Double-Decker Sandwich Generation: Addressing Medical and Long-Term Care Issues," speech by Virginia Mylks, president of Virginia Insurance Association. Sponsored by Speaker's Corner. 5:30-7 p.m., at the Bailiwick Inn, 4023 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For information and reservations, call Boardman & Penn, 703-385-5700.

Retirement Strategies. Learn ways to calculate retirement income needs. Taxation issues, pensions, diversification, personal savings, IRAs and other qualified plans will be discussed. 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.

Nine Cent Dime, Stedfast, Above the Fray, Mod Flanders Conspiracy. 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.

Cartooning Workshop with Jim Sizemore. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Create cartoons. Age 6-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Cartooning Workshop with Jim Sizemore. 2 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Create cartoons. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

It's Mr. Knick Knack! Singer/songwriter Mr. Knick Knack brings a magical mix of stories, songs and fun. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Masque. 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Larry Hunt presents a theater production using elaborate masks. Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Book discussion group. "Brighton Rock" by Graham Green. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

<cal1>Wednesday/JUNE 25

<cal2>Washington Toho Koto Society. Contemporary, folk and children's songs performed with traditional Japanese instruments. 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.

Deep6 Production Presents: Acumen Nation, 51 Peg, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Dirty B, DJ MindCage and DJ Ras. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $10. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

"Night Lights." Stories and activities. 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Masque. 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Larry Hunt presents a theater production using masques. Age 6-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/JUNE 26

<cal2>Grave, Immolation, Goatwhore, Crematorium. Live music. 6 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $17. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-560-5940.

The Fairfax Swing Band will perform at 8 p.m. on the lawn of the Veterans Amphitheater at Fairfax City Hall. Guests provide their own seating for this free event. The concert will be canceled in case of rain, and cancellations will be announced on Cityscreen-12 and on 703-273-1776, the city's event line. For information, call 703-385-7858.

Captain Underpants to the rescue! Goofy fun with characters created by Dav Pilkey. 2 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Create cartoons. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 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.

<cal1>Friday/June 27

<cal2>Jinny Marsh's Hot Kugel Klezmer Band. 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. Call 703-324-8566 for more information.

Young and Rollins Band. A blend of salsa, flamenco and Latin jazz. 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Franconia. For information, call 703-324-8566. Concerts are canceled in case of rain.

National Concert Band. Symphonic band music. 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.

"Mothers & More" of Northern Virginia open house. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Stay-at-home moms are invited to learn about the group's playgroups, monthly meetings, book club, couple's activities, children's parties and other activities. Call 866-716-7766 for location and directions.

Drawing Workshops. 2 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn how to draw animals. Age 6-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

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

Open Mic Night. Performers are invited to share their talents. 8 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Lunch bunnies. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. 12 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Age 1-5 with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

InterAct Story Theater: "The Shirt of Happiness." 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. A story about a prince on a quest. Age 6-12. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Cartooning Workshop with Jim Sizemore. Create cartoons. 2 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Age 6-12. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Choralis Summer Choral Festival Concert, with Dr. Stan Engebretson, guest conductor, featuring John Rutter's "Requiem." 7:30 p.m., at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call 703 237-2499 or visit www.choralis.org for information.

<cal1>Saturday/June 28

<cal2>Little Explorers Storytime. Listen to Shel Silverstein's poetry. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Author Rosemary Gibson will discuss and sign. 2 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

<cal1>Sunday/JUNE 29

<cal1>Apathy, The Red Button, Dead Silence, Solus. Live music. 6:30 p.m., 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>Monday/JUNE 30

<cal2>Skin Dep, The Beanstalk Library, From Within. Live music. 7 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $6. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

InterAct Story Theatre: "The Shirt of Happiness." 2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. A folk tale story about a prince on a quest. Age 6-12. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Ready to Learn. 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. WETA-sponsored project shows parents how to build literacy skills of kids from birth to age 8 with educational TV shows to books. Free children’s book for all participants. Adults.

The Amazing Josini. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ventriloquism, magic and comedy. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Flapping Wings. 10:30 a.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories about birds and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 2

<cal2>Designs for Snail Mail. 11 a.m., at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Learn how to make envelopes, postcards and a mail holder. Age 6-12. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Time for Twos and Threes. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/July 3

<cal2>The Fairfax Saxophone Quartet. 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.

Daytime discussion group. "Peachtree Road" by Anne Rivers Siddons. 12:15 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610 to register.