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<cal1>Rescheduled Event

<cal2>David Bowie’s A Reality Tour appearance at the George Mason University Patriot Center has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. The concert was originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003. Tickets for the previously scheduled performance will be honored at the rescheduled date. Refunds are available at point of purchase through Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.

<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>"At Home with Color," featuring watercolor paintings by Bonnie Keyner of Bowie, Md. and stained glass by Jack and Bette Conley of Clifton. The exhibit runs through Feb. 2, 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.

Personalized Internet tutoring. Learn to use the Web or increase skill level, through Jan. 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 Jan. 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.

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.

"Winterscape," featuring drawings by Charles Ott of Woodbridge and stoneware by Meredith McEver of Arlington, opens Jan. 3 and continues through March 1, at the Artist's Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The gallery is open Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For gallery information, call 703-494-0584.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 15

<cal2>Cocooning. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

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. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Waddlin' and Toddlin'. Stories and activities about penguins. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

The Friday Morning Music Club on Thursday Morning. Molly Moses, flute and Paul Leavitt, piano, perform compositions by Paul Leavitt; Nancy MacArthur Smith, soprano, and Patricia Parker, piano, perform songs by Massenet, Liszt and Faure; and Ryoko Tajika-Frei, piano, performs Mendelssohn. 11 a.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-2787.

Amnesty International, Fairfax branch, meets at 7 p.m., at Brookfield Elementary School in Chantilly. This is the organizational meeting for the year, with planning for the months ahead. The group is planning a special event for International Women’s Rights Day in March. Visitors are welcome to join in discussion of current human rights issues around the world. Call 703-830-4194 for information, or write amnestyusafairfax@lycos.com.

League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) January meeting. On the agenda is a discussion of presidential candidate selection including primaries, the electoral college and the election process. Meeting locations including the Kings Park Library at the Braddock District supervisor's Office, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke on Thursday, Jan. 15. Meetings are free, no registration is required. For specific times and locations and further information, call 703-658-9150 or visit the LWVFA Web site at www.lwv-fairfax.org. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization open to all persons of voting age, male and female.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 16

<cal2>Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor," presented by The Providence Players of Fairfax. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children under 18 and seniors. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Providence Players' Ticket Hotline at 703-425-6782 or contacting providenceplayers@cox.net.

Live after Death (Iron Maiden Tribute), Overdose (AC/DC Tribute), After Forever (Black Sabbath Tribute). Live music show at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940. Must be 21.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 17

<cal2>Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor," presented by The Providence Players of Fairfax. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children under 18 and seniors. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Providence Players' Ticket Hotline at 703-425-6782 or contacting providenceplayers@cox.net.

Microsoft Access. Introduction to creating, modifying and mastering databases. Age 12 and up. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Computers Demystified. Afraid to touch the keyboard? Having trouble finding files? Want to understand the Internet? Come 10:30 to noon, at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register. Adults.

Animal Weather Predictors. Are crickets and caterpillars nature's weather predictors? Hidden Pond Nature Center sets the record straight. All ages. 10:15 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Late Show: Dancing DJ's. Must be over 18. 8 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940. Open until 3 a.m.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 18

<cal2>"The President's Own" United States Marine Band performs a special Sousa Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) Celebration concert 2 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University, in Fairfax. Program features special guests John Philip Sousa IV and Sousa scholar Paul Bierley. Marine Band concerts are free and tickets are not required. For parking information or driving directions to the Center for the Arts at GMU, call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For 24-hour concert information, call 202-433-4011 or visitwww.marineband.usmc.mil.

DC Films, Part 3. A screening of "Dave," plus commentary by certified master tour guide Carol Bessette. Adults. 2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

The Washington, Virginia, Maryland Garden Gauge model railroaders and Monty and his Lego trains will be back from 1-4 p.m. They'll be running their models in the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Come and enjoy the trains and see our new Virginia Civil War Trails marker. Adults $2; children 4-10 $1. 11200 Fairfax Station Road. 703-425-9225.

Dog Day Afternoon. 2-3 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 703-569-0285. Treat a canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink Park's mighty pontoon boat. See wild geese and other lake dwellers. Tour boats canceled in case of rain or severe weather. Reservations required. To register, send participant's name, address, phone number, program title and a check payable to FCPA to Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22150. Call 703-569-0285 for credit card registrations or more information. Refunds for inclement weather only. $5 adults, $3 children ages 8-15. No children under 8. One dog per adult.

Helloween, Division, Odin's Court. Live music show at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 20

<cal2>Book Club. Ask at the information desk about this month's selection. Adults. 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Book Discussion Group. "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo. 11 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600. Adults.

Book Discussion Group. "Holes" by Louis Sachar. 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600. Adults.

Penguins and Polar Bears. Stories and activities about cold weather animals. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

It's Snowing. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Evening Book Club. "Candide" by Voltaire. Adults. 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 21

<cal2>Winter Weather Wonders. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

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

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

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 22

<cal2>CAGs (Calling All Guys). All-male book discussion group. Guys 11 to 16 with adult. 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Apartment 26. Live music show at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940 for ticket price and times.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 23

<cal2>Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor," presented by The Providence Players of Fairfax. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children under 18 and seniors. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Providence Players' Ticket Hotline at 703-425-6782 or contacting providenceplayers@cox.net.

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

Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and hear a story. Age 2-5 with adult. 12 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

It's Snowing. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

The Waterford Weavers Gallery hosts a grand opening celebration in conjunction with other galleries, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Fairfax Arts Center, 3949 Chain Bridge Road, Studio 4, behind the post office. Light refreshments are offered. In addition to the gallery’s selection of original fiber art, visitors find special Valentine’s Day creations. Free parking, handicapped accessible. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays, 12-8 p.m., and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. 703-385-4800, waterfordweaversgallery@cox.net. For more information, contact Cynthia Hull, 703-860-4814, cchull1@mac.com.

"Who Are You?" Winter Dance Concert. 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Features modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and dance performed by Fairfax High School Academy for Communications and the Arts dance students. Guest artists include the Butterfly Soldiers Dance Company and local band NFC. Tickets are $8/adults, $6/students. Call 703-219-2226.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 24

<cal2>Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor," presented by The Providence Players of Fairfax. 7:30 p.m., at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children under 18 and seniors. Tickets can be obtained by calling The Providence Players' Ticket Hotline at 703-425-6782 or contacting providenceplayers@cox.net.

Internet Users! Learn how to get the most out of the Google search engine. Group demonstration. Adults. 10:15 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

Nature Nook at Richard Byrd Library: Animal Weather Predictors. All ages, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield, 703-451-8055. Hidden Pond Nature Center's naturalist visits to discuss the natural world. Reservation required. Free.

Late Show: Dancing DJ's. Must be over 18. 8 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940. Open until 3 a.m.

Chinese New Year Celebration. Fair Oaks Shopping Center is celebrating the Chinese New Year with activities and demonstrations. The 4701 Chinese New Year will be ushered in with dragons, lions, music, dancing, lantern displays, the U.S. Olympic Kung Fu Team, children's writing contests and more. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington Hai Hua Community Center. Free. For more information visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302. Fair Oaks Shopping Center, in Fairfax, is located at the intersection of I-66 and Route 50.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 25

<cal2>DC Films, Part 4. A screening of "The American President," plus commentary by certified master tour guide Carol Bessette. Adults. 2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

"Vignettes." The American Youth Philharmonic performs a concert at 3 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts. The concert features Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet, and Brenda Feliciano, soprano. The concert features works by Mascagini, Piazzolla, Rossini, Puccini, Wagner and Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for students/seniors. For advance tickets and information call 703-642-8051 or visit www.ayporchestras.org. Tickets also available at the door.

Benefit for the Tracy Dalton Family, featuring Holy Moly, The Roadducks and Group Therapy. Doors open at 3 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $12 per person, $20 per couple. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Chinese New Year Celebration. Fair Oaks Shopping Center is celebrating the Chinese New Year with activities and demonstrations focused around “The Year of the Monkey.” The 4701 Chinese New Year will be ushered in with dragons, lions, music, dancing, lantern displays, the U.S. Olympic Kung Fu Team, children's writing contests and more. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington Hai Hua Community Center. Free. For more information visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302. Fair Oaks Shopping Center, in Fairfax, is located at the intersection of I-66 and Route 50.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Crafty Kids. Crafts for the New Year. Age 6-12. 3 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Book Discussion Group. "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610 to register. Adults.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Two-riffic Twos. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

The Reel Book Club. Read "Shrek" by William Steig, then see and discuss the movie. Age 8-16. 6:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 28

<cal2>Crazy for Colors. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English. 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 96500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610 to register. Adults.

Let's Have a Party! Party stories, activities and a craft. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055 to register.

New Neighbors League Club's January luncheon takes place at Il Lupo Italian Restaurant, 4069 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. The program speaker is Susan Gray, curator of the Fairfax Museum. Call Gretta Xander at 703-556-0964.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Farm Animals. Stories and activities about animals that live on farms. Age 2-5 with adult. 1 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610 to register.

Fun with Mother Goose. Stories and activities. Age 2-5. 10:15 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Life of Agony, Flaw, Skrape. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Night on Broadway. At 6:30 p.m., join the Fairfax High School Chorus for a silent auction, desserts and musical selections from the best of Broadway. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, at 3500 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax City. For information call 703-219-2355.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 30

<cal2>The Acting Company, "Murder by Poe." Commissioned by America's most sought-after touring repertory theater, "Murder by Poe" weaves four Edgar Allen Poe stories into a tapestry of revenge, suicide, obsession and murder. Tickets are $32, $24, $16. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Call 703-993-2787.

Fun with Mother Goose. Stories and activities. Age 2-5. 10:15 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Walk with a Naturalist. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 703-451-9588. Explore the Pohick Stream Valley with a naturalist while looking for animal tracks, wildlife and signs of spring. Afterwards, warm up with hot cocoa. Canceled in case of rain or snow. Free.

The Wall. This Pink Floyd tribute band performs at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940. Must be over 21.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 31

<cal2>Genealogy on the Web. Research family history using the Internet. Age 12 and up. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Computers Demystified. Afraid to touch the keyboard? Having trouble finding files? Want to understand the Internet? Come 10:30 to noon, at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register. Adults.

"African American Stories for the Whole Family." Donna Washington tells tantalizing tales. Sponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library in celebration of African American History Month. All ages. 2 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Concerts from Kirkwood presents "From Russia with Love." Experience a musical journey through Russia featuring works by Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. Featured local performers are pianists Sean Brady and Nadya Mikhaylova, soprano Linda Kiemel, and the Sunrise String Quartet. Come out of the cold to embark on a musical journey of Russia. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill donation is appreciated. The concert takes place at 4 p.m., at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Call 703-451-5320 for more information.

Benefit Concert. The Seldom Scene performs a concert to benefit the children of the Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone. Opening band is All 4Hym. The concert takes place at Fairfax High School in Fairfax. Tickets are $40, $30 and $25 and can be purchased online at www.seldomscenebenefit.musictoday.com. The can also be purchased by telephone at 1-800-594-TIXX. For more information visit www.childrescuecentre.org or contact Sarah Newman, snewman@florisumc.org.

Town Hall Meeting with Del. Chap Petersen. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to Bonnie Arbour, 703-591-5133. Open to the public. E-mail Chap directly at chap@fairfaxdelegate.com.