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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/Oct. 23

<cal2>Estate planning seminar. Learn effective estate planning centered around the revocable "living trust" with the Law Firm of Steffan & MacDonald. 7-9 p.m., at Holiday Inn, 11787 Lee Jackson Highway, Fair Oaks. Free. For more information, call 703-691-4310.

"Oy!" by Richard Orloff. The season opener for the Center Company, the professional theater of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Special price: two tickets for $24, limit of four tickets. Individual tickets are $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers; $16 for students/seniors. Call the box office at 703-323-7965.

Disney on Ice presents “Monsters Inc.” 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets range from $8 to $48 plus service charges and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

Six Feet Under, Skinless, Behemoth, The Black Dahlia Murder. Live music. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $18. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Internet 101: Basic introductory class on Web browsers and search engines. Age 12 and up. 7 p.m., at Fairfax City Library 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Civil War Along Telegraph Road. Learn about Kingstowne when it was Potter's Hill. Adults. 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Inova Vaccinations. Flu shots are $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Pneumonia shots are $25; must be 65 or older. 4-7 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library. Call Inova for details: 877-895-5284. Adults.

"The Heiress" by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," is performed by the GMU Players, 8 p.m., in Harris Theatre, on the campus of George Mason University, Fairfax. Tickets are $10/$7 for students, seniors, and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. Free parking available in adjacent surface lots. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance. To purchase tickets by phone, or for directions, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 703-993-8888. For information on group sales, call Kimberly at 703-993-8600.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 24

<cal2>"Your Professional Image." Jean O'Brien will lead a half-day seminar on how to enhance professional polish and image. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Il Lupo Restaurant, Fairfax. Cost is $225. Call 703-385-2597 to make a reservation.

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.

Soundcheque Vocal Jazz Ensemble: "Dancin‚ In the Moonlight." 9 p.m., at Theaterspace, 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.

Madame Butterfly, presented by the Virginia Opera. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Puccini's tragic love story of a beautiful geisha and an American Naval officer. Call 703-993-2787.

Disney on Ice presents “Monsters Inc.” 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets range from $8 to $48 plus service charges and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison; American Anthem; Evick. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $28. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940. Must be over 21.

Open Mic Night. Performers can showcase their talents. 8 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

"The Heiress" by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," is performed by the GMU Players, 8 p.m., in Harris Theatre, on the campus of George Mason University, Fairfax. Tickets are $10/$7 for students, seniors, and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. Free parking available in adjacent surface lots. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance. To purchase tickets by phone, or for directions, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 703-993-8888. For information on group sales, call Kimberly at 703-993-8600.

Neal-Anderson Quartet. The quartet will perform jazz vocal and piano improvisations, at 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. For information, call 703-352-2787.

Jane Kurtz, award-winning author of “Saba: Under the Hyena’s Foot,” one of the new books in the Girls of Many Lands series for girls 10 and up from American Girl, will sign books and talk to fans from 3 to 5 p.m., at Doodlehopper, 7521 Huntsman Blvd., Springfield. For more information, call 703-912-7200.

A Taste of Robinson and Community Parade. Games, food and fun for the whole family. Part of Robinson Secondary School's Homecoming festivities. Parade begins at approximately 3:45 p.m., through parts of Kings Park West neighborhood, followed by A Taste of Robinson, 4-7 p.m., at 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Festivities are followed by the Homecoming football game. For more information, 703-250-8693.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 25

<cal2>Estate planning seminar. Learn effective estate planning centered around the revocable "living trust" with the Law Firm of Steffan & Macdonald. 9-11 a.m., at Comfort Inn, 6560 Loisdale Court in Springfield. Free. For more information, call 703-691-4310.

"Oy!" by Richard Orloff. Meet the author of the season opener for the Center Company, the professional theater of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Call the box office at 703-323-7965.

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.

"Keeping Yourself in Tune: A wellness day for performing artists.” Alexander, Feldenkreis, yoga, Laban, imagery, relaxation techniques and more. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Registration required. 703-993-8625.

VolunteerFest. Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Public Library will feature hands-on projects that include organizing books, assisting with children’s programs, Internet tutoring, landscaping, creating displays, sorting book donations, cleaning and more. The theme for this event is “Volunteers Bring Libraries to Life.” Projects take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are located at library facilities throughout Fairfax County. To receive a registration form, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org. Call the center at 703-246-3460 or e-mail VolsRUs@volunteerfairfax.org.

Disney on Ice presents “Monsters Inc.” 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets range from $8 to $48 plus service charges and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

Fall Festival. 12-4 p.m., at Washington Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. The Fall Festival, which is sponsored by Project SUCCESS, is for children and families in the adoption and foster care programs to have a fun outing. The day will be full of music and entertainment, games, rides for the children, prizes, food and beverages. Free.

Kittie and other bands. Live music at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $20. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Cartooning at Your Library. Professional animator Chris Flick teaches about animation, cartooning, comic books and the tools needed to create your own. Age 12-18. 2 p.m., at Kings Park Library, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Community Opportunity. Fire safety, fingerprinting and other family activities. Find about volunteer opportunities and stop by the book sale. All ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Creepy Crawlies. Hidden Pond Nature Center presents bugs. All ages. 10:15 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055.

Virginia Craft, Folk and Art Festival. The festival features 100 of America’s finest artists and craftsmen. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday at the Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Admission is $7, good for both days. More information is available at 703-883-4760.

"Once Upon a Mattress" presented by the Young Peoples' Theatre. 1 p.m., at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, located at the intersection of Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. Advance tickets are available for $8 show only and $12 for show and lunch, if purchased by Thursday the week of the show. Tickets at the door are an additional $2 each. Doors open at noon. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more purchasing combined show and lunch tickets with advance reservations. For reservations call 703-717-0170 or go to www.youngpeoplestheatre.net.

"The Heiress" by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," is performed by the GMU Players, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., in Harris Theatre, on the campus of George Mason University, Fairfax. Tickets are $10/$7 for students, seniors, and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. Free parking available in adjacent surface lots. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance. To purchase tickets by phone, or for directions, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 703-993-8888. For information on group sales, call Kimberly at 703-993-8600.

Fall Festival & Family Fun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Crestwood Elementary School, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield. Featuring: silent auction, Hard Times Cafe chili and hot dogs, hay rides, fun games for children and pumpkin painting. Tickets may be purchased at the festival for food and games. For more information, contact Crestwood Elementary at 703-923-5400.

"Concerts from Kirkwood" begins its 2003-04 inaugural season at 4 p.m., with "Voices in Concert," a performance of vocal solos, duets and quartets. Featured are members of the Washington Opera Chorus: Denise Gulley, soprano; Stephanie Reuer, mezzo-soprano; Giancarlo Baci, tenor; and Matthew Joseph Minor, bass-baritone; with Frank Conlon accompanying. The program will include works by Berlioz, Faure, Mendelssohn, Sandoval, Tchaikovsky and Verdi, and will encompass a range of styles and genres. Kirkwood Presbyterian is located at 8336 Carrleigh Parkway in Springfield. The concert is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 703-451-5320.

Fine Arts & Crafts show and sale, with crafters from the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield. This event is sponsored by the Robert E. Lee High School PTSA. Admission is $2 at the door, children under 12 admitted free.

"South of the Border." The City of Fairfax Band kicks off its 34th season with a musical journey south of the Border. The concert begins at 8 p.m., in the Fairfax High School auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The Fairfax Saxophone Quartet presents a pre-concert performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10; $5 for seniors over 60 and students. Tickets available at the door. "Will Call" ticket pick-up at the door. For advance purchase, include a S.A.S.E. with check and mail it to City of Fairfax and Association, P.O. Box 1306, Fairfax, VA 22030-1306.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 26

<cal2>Walking Tour: Tales from the Tombstones takes visitors to Fairfax City Cemetery, the area's oldest community cemetery. Notables buried there include Confederate soldiers, local political leaders and the niece of a U.S. President. The tour begins at 1 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12. For reservations, call 703-385-8414.

Madame Butterfly, presented by the Virginia Opera. 2 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Puccini's tragic love story of a beautiful geisha and an American Naval lieutenant. Call 703-993-2787.

Disney on Ice presents “Monsters Inc.” 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets range from $8 to $48 plus service charges and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

Nile, Kreator, Vader, Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Kilfast. Live music. 6 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $23. For ticket information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Virginia Craft, Folk and Art Festival. The festival features 100 of America’s finest artists and craftsmen. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Admission is $7, good for both days. More information is available at 703-883-4760.

"Once Upon a Mattress" presented by the Young Peoples' Theatre. 1 p.m., at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, located at the intersection of Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. Advance tickets are available for $8 show only and $12 for show and lunch, if purchased by Thursday the week of the show. Tickets at the door are an additional $2 each. Doors open at noon. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more purchasing combined show and lunch tickets with advance reservations. For reservations call 703-717-0170 or go to www.youngpeoplestheatre.net.

Hidden Pond Nature Center Anniversary Party. Rescheduled due to Hurricane Isabel, the party will take place rain or shine at 1 p.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. The ribbon cutting is at 1:30 p.m. See the new exhibit on the natural history of Fairfax County, the first new display since the center’s opening in 1978. For more information, call 703-451-9588.

Fine Arts & Crafts show and sale, with crafters from the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield. This event is sponsored by the Robert E. Lee High School PTSA. Admission is $2 at the door, children under 12 admitted free.

Tour de Lee Bike Ride. 1.5-mile "family tour," starts at 11 a.m., at Rose Hill Elementary School. Registration: 9:45-11 a.m. 15-mile tour, starts at 9:30 a.m., at Lee District Park. Registration: 8:30-9:30 a.m. 30-mile tour starts at 9:30 a.m., at Lee District Park at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 703-971-6262.

Art Auction, sponsored by Fairfax High School Baseball. Preview is 5 p.m., auction is 6 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Admission is $5 per person. Door prizes, raffle prizes and music will be featured. Hor d’oeuvres and light buffet provided. The auction is coordinated by Marlin Fine Auctions and features pieces in all price ranges. For tickets or information, call Kristen Taylor at 703-278-0327.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 27

<cal2>New Music for Winds, under the direction of Anthony Maiello and John Casagrande. 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students/seniors. To purchase tickets, call 703-218-6500. For more information, call 703-993-1380.

Book Chat! All-female book discussion group. Girls 12-14 with adult. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Virtual Visitor. Take a literary tour of Africa, Australia and Mexico and bring back souvenirs. Age 6-12. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 28

<cal2>Internet and Network Security Seminar. 7:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., at The Best Western, 3535 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. The free seminar is presented by DBLS. Learn how to protect an organization from computer viruses and hackers. Learn how easy it is for hackers to get into unprotected networks and destroy everything that is of value to a business, without the proper protection in place. R.S.V.P. required. 703-503-4485 or cristine@dbls.com. Web site: www.dbls.com.

Inova Vaccinations. Flu shots are $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Pneumonia shots are $25; must be 65 or older. Call Inova for details: 877-895-5284. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. “Caramelo” by Sandra Cisneros. Adults. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

The Reel Book Club. Read “Jumanji” by Chris Van Allsburg, then come see and discuss the movie. Age 8-16. 6:30 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.

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. 29

<cal2>Successfully Single Seminar Series. Jolly Jangles. How to survive the stress of the holidays. How to be kind to yourself before holiday "cheer" becomes a bundle of stress. 7:30-9 p.m., at Messiah United Methodist Church, Room 266, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more information, visit www.messiahumc.org or call 703-569-9862. Free.

Animals of October. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Candidate Forum. The forum will feature three panels of one hour each of school board candidates, Virginia General Assembly candidates and Board of Supervisors candidates. 7 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Open to PTA members and the public.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Calling All Guys (CAGs). All-male book discussion group. The meeting is for boy 11-16 with adult. 7:30 p.m., at King’s Park Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

What a Hoot. Short stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:15 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

"The Heiress" by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," is performed by the GMU Players, 8 p.m., in Harris Theatre, on the campus of George Mason University, Fairfax. Tickets are $10/$7 for students, seniors, and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. Free parking available in adjacent surface lots. Tickets may be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance. To purchase tickets by phone, or for directions, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 703-993-8888. For information on group sales, call Kimberly at 703-993-8600.

Annandale and Fairfax High School Orchestras present a Masquerade Pops Concert featuring Halloween costumed musicians performing seasonal music and pop favorites. 7:30 p.m., in the Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. For more information, call 703-219-2236.

"Come from Ole' Virginny." Historic Fairfax City, Inc. is hosting a general meeting and program at 7:30 p.m., in Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. The program features educational musical entertainment with audience participation. Free. Families are welcome.