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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>Thursday/MAY 22

<cal2>FamilySearch Introduction. Use genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog to search for ancestors. 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ages 12 and older. Call 703-293-6227.

CAGs (Calling All Guys). All-male book discussion group, 7:30 p.m., at King's Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 11-16 with adult. Call 703-978-5600.

"A Night of the Arts." Gesher Jewish Day School's Drama Club presents "The Wise Men and Women of Chelm" and "Heroes for Hire," two plays performed by students in grades three through eight. The first was written by L.E. McCullough; the latter is the brainchild of one of Gesher's teachers, Jeanne Leckert. Tickets: $3 for advance purchases, and $4 at the door. The plays will be staged in the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia's auditorium. Show time is 7:15 p.m. In addition, Gesher students' artwork will be on display in the auditorium. This multi-media art exhibit opens at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a piece of work from every student on the 3-8 campus. For information on ticket purchases, contact Gesher at 703-978-9789.

"All That Jazz" Concert. The West Springfield High School Personality Chorus and Pizzazz will present its annual "All That Jazz" concert in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 in advance or $4 at the door. For tickets, call Kathy Timmons at 703-440-4012 or Kitty Murdock at 703-569-4181; or contact any Personality or Pizzazz student.

Lake Braddock High School Jazz Band/Trombone Choir Concert. 7:30 p.m., in The Little Theatre, 9100 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Admission is $2, school-age band students and senior citizens are free. For more information, call 703-426-1072.

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.

<cal1>Friday/MAY 23

<cal2>Another Side of Silence, Dreamscapes Project and Sake. 6 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. Call 703-385-7877 for more information.

One Duck, Another Duck. Stories and activities, 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-644-7333.

Slipdisk. 10 p.m., at Ned Kelly's Ned Devine's, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Admission is $5. Call 703-293-9600.

"George Washington Slept Here," presented by The Providence Players, a community theater group. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12/adults, $7/students and seniors; call 703-425-6782 or e-mail providenceplayers@cox.net. Tickets also available at the door.

"The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast" - A 'fairy tale musical' good for the entire family, with front row seats reserved for children first through sixth grades. 7:30 p.m., at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, Hooes Road & Sydenstricker Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7.50 each, or $27 for a family of four-six people. All ticket proceeds go to Youth Missions. For more information, call Linda Wunderlin at 703-629-5317.

<cal1>Saturday/MAY 24

<cal2>Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Van Dyck Park, 10500 Main St. Call 703-430-6164 for more information.

A D.J. will play, starting around 10 p.m., at Ned Kelly's Ned Devine's, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-293-9600.

"George Washington Slept Here," presented by The Providence Players, a community theater group. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12/adults, $7/students and seniors; call 703-425-6782 or e-mail providenceplayers@cox.net. Tickets also available at the door.

"The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast" - A 'fairy tale musical' good for the entire family, with front row seats reserved for children first thru sixth grades. 7:30 p.m., at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, Hooes Road & Sydenstricker Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7.50 each, or $27 for a family of four-six people. All ticket proceeds go to Youth Missions. For more information, call Linda Wunderlin at 703-629-5317.

<cal1>Sunday/May 25

<cal2>"The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast" - A 'fairy tale musical' good for the entire family, with front row seats reserved for children first thru sixth grades. 7:30 p.m., at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, Hooes Road & Sydenstricker Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7.50 each, or $27 for a family of four-six people. All ticket proceeds go to Youth Missions. For more information, call Linda Wunderlin at 703-629-5317.

"The President's Own" Marine Chamber Orchestra. 2 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, Fairfax. Free, no reservations required. Visit www.marineband.usmc.mil or call 202-433-4011 for more information. For directions or parking information, call 703-993-8888.

<cal1>Tuesday/MAY 27

<cal2>City of Fairfax farmers market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Highway. Call 703-324-5390 for more information.

Two-riffic Twos. Stories and activities. 10:30 a.m., at King's Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 24-35 months with adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. "The Color of Water," by James McBride. 7:15 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

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.

"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.

<cal1>Wednesday/MAY 28

<cal2>Start with a Seed. 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.

Wednesday Conversation Group. Conversation group for adults learning English, 11 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Pops Concert present by the Paul VI Catholic High School Music Department. 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 10675 Lee Highway, Fairfax. The music is chosen by the students for this combined performance by all the school instrumental and singing groups. For more information, call 703-352-0925.

<cal1>Friday/MAY 30

<cal2>Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. Call 703-385-7877 for more information.

Theatre Sports, 7 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Improvisational theatre teams from local high schools compete for fun and a trophy. Admission is $5. Call 703-426-2123.

Dog Nation. 10 p.m., at Ned Kelly's Ned Devine's, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Admission is $5. Call 703-293-9600.

"George Washington Slept Here," presented by The Providence Players, a community theater group. 7:30 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12/adults, $7/students and seniors; call 703-425-6782 or e-mail providenceplayers@cox.net. Tickets also available at the door.

Annandale High School Orchestra Spring Concert. 6:30 p.m., in the AHS auditorium, with special guests from Holmes and Poe Middle Schools. Features Classical and Romantic era works, folk music and popular music. Admission free.

"Miss Springfield" coronation. 7 p.m., in the JCPenny Court at Springfield Mall. Contestants age 16-20 vie for the title and to preside over Springfield Days. Winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. Springfield Mall is located just off I-95 at the Franconia exit, 169A.

<cal1>Saturday/MAY 31

<cal2>Big Band Extravaganza with the Lanier Middle School and Fairfax High School jazz ensembles. 7 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. $5 for adults, $2 for students, free for children under age 6. Call 703-383-1575 for more information.

Clockwork. 10 p.m., at Ned Kelly's Ned Devine's, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Admission is $5. Call 703-293-9600.

"George Washington Slept Here," presented by The Providence Players, a community theater group. 7:30 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12/adults, $7/students and seniors; call 703-425-6782 or e-mail providenceplayers@cox.net. Tickets also available at the door.

Kings Park Concert Band will perform at 1 p.m., at Springfield Tower Center. Free. For more information, call 703-440-8479 or visit www.kingsparkband.org.

Yard Sale. 9 a.m., at Springfield Christian Church, 5407 Backlick Road, Springfield. Items include bedding, towels, clothing, furniture, household items and more. Baked goods, hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and drinks also on sale. Call 703-354-4994 for more information.

<cal1>Sunday/ June 1

<cal2>American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras Concert. 6 p.m., at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors/students. For advance tickets and information, call 703-642-8051 or visit http://www.ayporchestras.org. Tickets also available at the door.

Jinny Marsh's Hot Kugel Klezmer Band. 6:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Adults are $10 members/$12 non-members, and children are $6 members/$7 non-members. Jinny will provide an informal dance lesson. Desserts and coffee. Call 703-323-0880 for more details.

Kings Park Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m., C&O National Park. Free. For more information, call 703-440-8479 or visit www.kingsparkband.org.

The NVCC-Annandale Whirlwinds "Chamber Music Offerings," featuring "Trio in E-flat K. 498 for clarinet, viola and piano" by Mozart, "Mladi Suite" by Janacek and "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio" by Bolling. Presented by the Reunion Music Society, Inc. and the Northern Virginia Community College at 4 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $10. adults/$7 seniors and teens/Children free. 703-323-3114.

<cal1>Monday/June 2

<cal2>Savoring the Taste of Fairfax. 5-8 p.m., at Williams Memorial Hall at Fire Station No. 3 in the City of Fairfax. More than two dozen local eateries will showcase their culinary talents for the City of Fairfax and surrounding community. Admission is $5 per person that will purchase six tickets which can be used to sample the restaurants' fare. All proceeds from the event will go to the Margaret Kilpatrick Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund to help local youths realize their dream of a college education. For more information, contact Claire Luke at 703-591-2450.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 3

<cal2>Lake Braddock Middle School Concert. 7:30 p.m., in The Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9100 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Admission is $2, school-age band students and senior citizens are free. For more information, call 703-426-1072.

<cal1>Wednesday/ June 4

<cal2>Lake Braddock Secondary High School's Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m., in the school's Little Theater. The school is located at 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. No charge, but donations are welcome.

Hot Mustard Jazz Band. 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.

<cal1>Thursday/ June 5

<cal2>"Collaboration and Consensus-Building Across Communities and Organizations," the second annual Northern Virginia alternative dispute resolution conference for business, government and non-profit organizations, will be offered, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., on the George Mason University Fairfax campus. Presented by the Northern Virginia Mediation Service. For more information about the workshop, presenters or in-depth training on conflict resolution, visit www.NvMediation.org.

Lake Braddock Secondary Middle School's Orchestra Concert. 7 p.m., in the school's Little Theater. The school is located at 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. No charge, but donations are welcome.

"Annuities and How They Work." Learn how accumulation (savings) and distribution (spending) strategies can be financially advantageous. 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.

<cal1>Friday/JUNE 6

<cal2>Starz and Punch Buggy 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.

"George Washington Slept Here," presented by The Providence Players, a community theater group. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12/adults, $7/students and seniors; call 703-425-6782 or e-mail providenceplayers@cox.net. Tickets also available at the door.

Lake Braddock Secondary School Concert, featuring all three high school bands. 7:30 p.m., in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9100 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Admission is $2, school-age band students and senior citizens are free. For more information, call 703-426-1072.

Oklahoma Twisters. 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Franconia. For information, call 703-324-8566. Concerts are canceled in case of rain.

Takoma Mandoleers. Mandolin and guitar orchestra 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.

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun. Grammy-nominated all-American 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.

<cal1>Saturday/ June 7

<cal2>"George Washington Slept Here," presented by The Providence Players, a community theater group. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12/adults, $7/students and seniors; call 703-425-6782 or e-mail providenceplayers@cox.net. Tickets also available at the door.

Summer Festival. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Little Flock Christian School, 11911 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Ethnic food, imported goods and crafts, live and silent auction, free church and school tours, games and rides. Live concert: Ginny Jones, at 7 p.m. Tickets for concert are $15 advance, $18 at door. Purchase by phone at 1-800-965-9324 or online at www.itickets.com. For more information, call 703-832-0437.

<cal1>Sunday/JUNE 8

<cal2>Rev. 9, Agents of Man, Calm, 20 oz., Nothing, DEVVIN, Ethix, Another Side of Silence and Syntonic at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $8 in advance, $10 at the door For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Columbia Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir is presenting "Requiem" by John Rutter. 7 p.m., at Columbia Baptist Church, 103 W. Columbia St., Falls Church. Free.

Summer Festival. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Little Flock Christian School, 11911 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Ethnic food, imported goods and crafts, live and silent auction, free church and school tours, games and rides. For more information, call 703-832-0437.