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<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>Lightscapes is an exhibit of stained glass by Erwin Straubinger of Springfield and photograms by Jan Bender of Great Falls. The exhibit opens runs through Nov. 3, at the Artist's Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The gallery is open Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For gallery information, call 703-494-0584.

"A Family Garden," watercolors by Marni Maree. Exhibit runs through Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. An artist's reception will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m. "A Family Garden" is a series of portraits of the special women in Maree's life. Maree is a member of the Arts Council of Fairfax County; the Art League, Alexandria; Vienna Art Society; Fairfax Art League and is currently the president of Springfield Art Guild. Gallery hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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.

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.

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

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

Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the

Web or increase skills. Call for appointments. At Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, 703-339-4610.

Book Sale. At the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Book Sale. At Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield, 703-451-8055.

Practice English. Every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

"Oy!" by Richard Orloff. The season opener for the Center Company, the professional theater of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. A string of touching and funny vignettes. Reserve early and use a JCCNV room for a pre- or post-show gathering. Come for Open Mic Joke Night on Nov. 1. Performances are Oct. 22. through Nov. 23, with the final performance on Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets on Saturdays are $22 members, $24 nonmembers, $18 students/seniors with a group rate for 12 or more people of $18 each. Tickets on Sundays are $18 members, $20 nonmembers, $16 seniors/students, $5 college students, with a group rate for 12 or more of $15 per person. Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. is sold out. On Wednesday Oct. 22 and Thursday Oct. 23, a special price will be available of two tickets for $24, limit of four tickets; individual tickets are $18 members, $20 nonmembers, $16 for students/seniors. Reservations require pre-payment. Tickets are not refundable. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Call the box office at 703-323-7965.

Teen Read Week is Oct. 19 through Oct. 25. Ask about the variety of programs for those age 12-18 at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Interventions showcases and promotes non-traditional, inter-media work and time-based art practices. George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Department of Art and Visual Technology will host the project whose focus is to be outside the gallery and around the George Mason Campus. Included in the exhibit are the Video Art Series on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5:30-7 p.m., at The Bistro at The Johnson Center; and the Short Film Series, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. at the cinema at the Johnson Center. Gallery spaces are open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7:3 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The concert hall is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and during the Center for the Arts performance. For special accommodations, call the gallery office at 703-993-8865. A reception takes place Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. and will feature a talk by Bill Reeder, the CVPA dean, and Claire MacDonald, faculty member.

Fourth annual Holiday Extravaganza. Spaces are still available for the juried craft show sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson High School crew team. The show will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. For information about the show or to request an application, contact Susan Johnson at 703-321-8373 or Elaine Wade at 703-425-6256.

12th annual Holiday Happening. Spaces are still available for the juried craft show. The show will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. For information about the show or to request an application, contact Susan Johnson at 703-321-8373 or Elaine Wade at 703-425-6256.

“Digital Ontogeny.” This master of fine arts installation show by Brazilian artist and graduate student Lara Olivier utilizes digital video technology to relate alternate ways in which reality is structured. The installation runs through Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the George Mason Fine Arts Gallery with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, write to laraolive@yahoo.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 9

<cal2>The Exploited, Total Chaos, Fool’s Wisdom. Live music. 7 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $22. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. All-female book discussion group. Girls 9-11 with adult, 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road. Burke. 703-978-5600.

Jah Works. Live music at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 10

<cal2>The Providence Players of Fairfax presents "Cash on Delivery," a contemporary, bawdy British farce by Michael Cooney. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road in Fairfax. Single tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for those 18 and under. Tickets can be obtained by calling Providence Players Ticket Hotline at 703-425-6782 or by e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net.

Disney's "Treasure Planet." 7 p.m., at Central Christian Church, 6427 Franconia Road, Springfield. This movie will be shown outside on a big screen for fun for the whole family. Popcorn and soda will be provided. No alcohol. Bring blankets to sit on. Free.

Classical Music Recital: Karen Danessa, clarinet and Brian Jones, clarinet. 8 p.m., at the Harris Theatre, George Mason University, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-993-1380. Free.

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

Mark Morris Dance Group. Featuring live music. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Tickets are $42, 34, $21. Call 703-993-2787.

Old Town Hall Performance Series. A performance of Frescobaldi, Schubert, Beethoven and Bottesini, performed by Barbara Fitzgerald, double bass, and Gary Fitzgerald, piano. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. For information, call 703-352-ARTS.

Kings X, Fishbone, The Michael Sheppard Group, Above the Fray, Off Contact and Battle of the Bands Wildcard. Times vary. Show at 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $25. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Tom Principato Band. Live music at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 11

<cal2>27th Annual Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Fairfax. Enjoy food, crafts, entertainment and fun in the heart of Old Town Fairfax. Shuttle buses run from George Mason University, Fairfax High School and Woodson High School. For more information, call City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation: 703.385.7858

The Providence Players of Fairfax presents "Cash on Delivery," a contemporary, bawdy British farce by Michael Cooney. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road in Fairfax. Single tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for those 18 and under. Tickets can be obtained by calling Providence Players Ticket Hotline at 703-425-6782 or by e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net.

Children’s Consignment Sale sponsored by Spring-Mar Cooperative Preschool. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. 703-239-1213 or www.spring-mar.org. Great bargains on children’s and babies’ fall and winter clothing; books, toys and videos; children’s and baby furniture, strollers and equipment; maternity and nursing clothes. Due to space constraints, the sale is not able to accommodate shoppers with strollers.

Mark Morris Dance Group. Featuring live music. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Tickets are $42, 34, $21. Call 703-993-2787.

Franconia History Day. Events celebrating the history of Franconia will include music by Random Act; local food; visiting with local authors; addresses from various community speakers, discussing Mount Air, Newington, Bush Hill, the fire department, “Franconia, Now and in the Past,” and the Laurel Grove School, among others; and a sharing of artifacts. Bring anything related to Franconia history for the artifact sharing. Events will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Franconia Elementary School, 6043 Franconia Road, Alexandria.

Emergency Preparedness Open House. 7-9 p.m. Come learn about how to be prepared for emergencies. See displays on food storage, 72-hour emergency kits, water purification and more. Guest speakers from Fairfax County and the Red Cross will be on hand. This event is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6942 Sydenstricker Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-764-9372.

Element, CockFarm, Quogue, Swythe, Ethix and Fletcher Bridge. Live music at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. For ticket and show information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Microsoft Word: An introduction. Learn the basics of operating a word processor. Bring questions. Age 12 and up. 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Life in a Rotting Log. Hidden Pond Park reveals some of the life forms that call this deadwood home. All ages. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Little Explorers Storytime. Weekly reading and activities for children. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Is Your Computer Secure? Computer security is a timely subject, especially after a summer filled with viruses and worms. 2 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Boogie Hawg. Live music at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 12

<cal2>Dedication of newly completed Paul VI Catholic High School Activity Center. Bishop Paul S. Loverde will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m. All are invited to the Mass, followed by a silent auction at 5 p.m. Loverde, Paul VI founding principal Father Donald J. Heet OSFS, and other supporters of Paul VI during its first 20 years will be honored at the DeSales Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person and may be purchased by calling the Development Office at 703-352-0925 ext. 318 or by e-mail at emerson@paulvi.net. Paul VI is located at 10675 Lee Highway in Fairfax.

Tom Pandolfi performs a Piano Recital. 3 p.m., at Burke United Methodist Church. No tickets are required, however a free-will offering will be collected and presented to Pandolfi. Child care will be provided during the recital and a reception will follow at which Pandolfi's CDs will be available for purchase. Pandolfi has been the organist and pianist at the church since February 2002. For more information, call the church office at 703-250-6100.

Mana. 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $64, $49 and $34 at the Patriot center box office, 703-573-SEAT, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Benefit for John Smith, featuring Johnny Artis, Eric King and the Thin Line, GVB and members of the Roadducks, Soul Kitty 6. Must be over 21. 3 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Frank Stringfellow Camp 822 Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at the American Legion Post located at 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., William Lind, director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism, will speak on the threat posed to Southern heritage by political correctness. Supper $20/adult; $15/senior citizens; $10/ages 7-18; children under 7 free when accompanied by a paying adult; lecture only $5. For reservations or information, call 703-457-2565.

Memorial Concert in honor of Madeleine Farago, who taught piano for 47 years at Springfield Music Center. 3 p.m., at the Lyceum in Alexandria. The program includes "Sonata in A major (Kreutzer)" by Beethoven, performed by Ernesto Farago, violin and Frank Conlon, piano. "String Quartet in D minor (Death and the Maiden)" by Schubert, performed Farago, violin; Teri Lazar, viola; Osman Kivrak, viola; and Marcel Farago, cello. Tickets: $10; students and seniors, $8.

Students and senior citizens: $8.

The 36th annual Clifton Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in downtown Clifton. Take the VRE train to Clifton and visit the arts and crafts exhibitors and antiques, check out the bluegrass music, the flea market, children’s activities and Civil War re-enactment. The Seldom Scene and The Mark Newton Band will be performing. For patron and vendor information, call 703-968-0740 or visit the Web site at www.CliftonDay.com. For VRE information, visit www.vre.org.

Jimmy Cole's Blues Allstars. Live music at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 13

<cal2>MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) meeting. Meet with other moms of children up to age 5. Speaker Elizabeth Fitch will deliver “Growing in Our Relationships,” 7-9 p.m., at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. For information, visit www.immanuelbible.net or call 703-941-4124.

Jag Panzer, Beyond the Embrace and other bands. 7:15 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $12. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Capital Christian Writers. 7-9 p.m., at historic Gunnell House, 10520 Main St., Fairfax, (on the grounds of Truro Church). Whether you are still in the idea stage, or ready to submit your completed manuscript to a publisher, you'll find a group of like-minded writers at this meeting. Everyone warmly welcomed, from "wannabe" writers to professionals. Bring several copies of whatever you're working on (first couple of pages, typed and double-spaced) or just brainstorm with your peers.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 14

<cal2>Mitch Albom, best-selling author of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” will be reading from and signing his new book, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” at 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-8333.

Springfield Music Club Meeting. 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m., at Jordan Kitts Music, Merrifield. Roundtable discussion. For more information, contact Carol Ann Barry at 703-378-1581.

Two-riffic Twos. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Dogs and Cats. Animal stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Small one-ders. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Book Discussion Group. “The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon. Adults. 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Computers Demystified. Afraid to touch the key board? Having trouble finding? Want to use the Internet Adults. 1:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

"P3, the Power of Fusion." 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. Hosted by George Mason University, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Stargazer Foundation and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. Experts from the public, private and philanthropic sectors discuss ways to work together to respond to social and economic challenges. Speakers include Newt Gingrich, former House speaker; Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.); Alan Merten, president, George Mason University; and Ted Leonsis, vice chairman, America Online. To register, visit www.p3conference.org. For more information, call 703-993-1577.

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

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 15

<cal2>A Walk in the Woods. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

History Book Group. Join other history lovers for this book group. 8 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Marcel Almanzor. Live music at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 16

<cal2>18th Annual Holiday Showcase. Sponsored by the Lake Braddock Secondary School PTSA, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 100 crafters and artisans will display crafts, fine arts and holiday merchandise. The fair will take place at Lake Braddock Secondary School 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Admission is $2, no charge for those under 18. Call 703-426-1000.

Falling for Stories. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road. Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

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

A Walk in the Woods. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Fairfax Antique Arts Association meeting. 7 p.m., at Oak View School, 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Wally and Gloria Cheney will give practical advice on how to buy and sell on eBay auctions. Generate profit potential from antiques, collectibles, etc. All are welcome. Free. 703-352-3007.

Soldiers of Jah Army. Live music at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Friday Morning Music Club. Bonita Lestina, mezzo-soprano, and Judith Harrison, piano, will perform Grieg’s “The Haugtussa, op. 67” song cycle. Sophia Pallas and Julian Trail will perform a piano duet, Smetana’s “The Moldau.” Flauto Dolce Flute Ensemble members Amy Cavacos, Linda Eagleson, Toby Rotman and Teresa Spisak will perform Donna Kelly Eastman’s “Arctic Suite.” 11 a.m., at the Fairfax Old Town Hall at the corner of Main Street (Route 236) and University Drive. Free.