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<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 4

<cal2>Live Concert. Contemporary Christian Rock Group, the Newsboys kick off a 16-city tour at 7 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center. Joining them on tour is Rebecca St. James and Todd Agnew. Tickets are $24 and $29. For more information, call 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Book Sale. Kings Park Library sponsors a used book sale. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more information, call 703-978-5600.

Internet Auctions. Learn the basics of using Web sites to buy and sell anything at 7 p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road. Open to ages 12 and older. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Book Sale. Kings Park Library hosts its used book sale from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Dinosaur Dance. Stories and activities about prehistoric creatures at 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library. Open to ages 3-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Book Club. Kingstowne Library sponsors its daytime discussion group at 12:15 p.m. The featured read is Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran." For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

College Night. TT Reynolds hosts its weekly College Night, featuring a live DJ. For show time and admission prices, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 5

<cal2>Book Sale. Kings Park Library sponsors a used book sale. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more information, call 703-978-5600.

Live Show. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents the musical "Applause" at 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson is located at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

Gallery Walk. The Art Galleries from the Town of Occoquan host a Gallery Walk from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., to celebrate the town’s bicentennial. Art lovers may meet the artists and enjoy demonstrations, refreshments and special events. Participating galleries include the Loft Gallery, Commerce Street Gallery, Frame Up, Artists Undertaking Gallery, Clifton Gallery and the Local Color Gallery. For more information, call the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan, at 703-490-1117.

Fashion Show. Springfield Classroom-on-the-Mall presents the Visionz Fashion Show 2004 at 7 p.m. at Springfield Mall's JC Penney Court lower level. Event includes a fashion show, music and give-a-ways. Free. For more information, call 703-813-6080.

Live Music. WHFS Presents the “Girls Kick Ass” show at 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Night Club. Bands Jezebel Cure, The Sirens, Full Minute of Mercury, Dreams in Fear and Die Cheerleader Die are scheduled to perform. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. For more information call 703-569-5940. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 6

<cal2>Flea Market. Springfield-Franconia Host Lion's Club sponsors a flea market at the VRE parking lot on Hechinger Drive. Cost is $10 per parking space. For schedule or more information, call 703-960-6739.

Art Show/Sale. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum presents the Juliano/Nelson Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. For more information, call 703-425-9225.

Author Luncheon. American Association of University Women sponsors an author luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road. The five authors signing books include Abigail Trafford of the Washington Post; Donna Andrews and Andy Straka, mystery writers; Doug Wead, chronicling our first family's lives; and Virginia Morton, a civil war novelist. Tickets are $35 and proceeds from this event go to scholarships and fellowships to women in our area. For more information or to make reservations, call 703-455-9262.

Book Sale. Kings Park Library sponsors a used book sale. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more information, call 703-978-5600.

Book Sale. Friends of the Pohick Regional Library sponsors a used book sale at the library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more information, call 703-644-7333.

Holiday Bazaar. Sydenstricker United Methodist Church sponsors its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items available include handmade crafts, gifts, ornaments, baked goods, homemade soups and more. Sydenstricker UMC is located at 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-5744.

Craft Fair. The Lake Braddock PTSA sponsors a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school. Admission is $2 for adults and free for those younger than 18. Items on sale include holiday merchandise, fine arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, hand-painted shirts and more. Proceeds to benefit PTSA activities. For more information, call 703-426-1000. Lake Braddock is located at 9200 Burke Lake Road.

Dance Performance. Balé Folclórico da Bahia, a professional folk dance company from Brazil, presents Brazilian Rhapsody at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Tickets are $22-$44, and tickets for children 12 years old and younger are half price. For tickets call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Calligrafest. Washington's top calligraphers demonstrate the art of elegant writing at the Washington Calligraphers Guild's Holiday Calligrafest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Admission is $5 for adults, and children younger than 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.calligraphersguild.org.

Auction Fund-raiser. Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services, Inc. (FACETS), a nonprofit, nondenominational organization which assists homeless and low-income children and adults in Fairfax County, sponsors its 5th annual Best of America Auction at 5:30 p.m., at the Student Union Building II Ballroom at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds from the auction to benefit homeless children and adults throughout Fairfax County. For more information, call 703-352-6342 or visit www.FacetsCares.org.

Live Show. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents the musical "Applause" at 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson is located at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

PowerPoint Tutorial. Learn how to create attractive presentations at 2:30 p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road. Open to ages 12 and older. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Book Sale. The Friends of the Pohick Regional Library sponsors a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library. Wide selection and bargains on books for all ages. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Gallery Walk. The Art Galleries from the Town of Occoquan host a Gallery Walk from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate the town’s bicentennial. Art lovers may meet the artists and enjoy demonstrations, refreshments and special events. Participating galleries include the Loft Gallery, Commerce Street Gallery, the Frame Up, the Artists Undertaking Gallery, the Clifton Gallery and the Local Color Gallery. For more information, call the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan, at 703-490-1117.

Thrift Shop Sale. Laurel Ridge Elementary sponsors its annual Kids Thrift Shop Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a selection of children's clothing (infant to size 14), sporting goods, games, books, infant furniture and equipment, outdoor toys/bikes and scouting uniforms. Proceeds donated to Laurel Ridge Elementary with remaining items donated to local charities. Laurel Ridge Elementary is located at 10110 Commonwealth Blvd., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-764-7820.

Yard Sale. The Upper Pohick Community League hosts a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8511 Hooes Road. Event to fund restoration of the historic schoolhouse. Space is available to set up your own table; fee is $10. For more information or to reserve a space, contact the League at 703-455-9039 or judyriekse@hotmail.com.

Community dance. Join country-western dance enthusiasts for family-friendly fun from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at Potomac Swing Dance Club, 146 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Smoke and alcohol free. Admission is $10 for adults, free for children younger than 18. For more information or to get a special introductory dance coupon, call the Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association at 703-860-4941 or visit www.nvcwda.com.

Live Music. Bush, Southern Fury and Fletcher Bridge perform at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10. For more information, call 703-569-5940. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Club Night. Ned Devine's hosts its weekly DJ Dance Night, featuring a mix of rock, techno, dance and hip-hop. Admission is $5. For more information call 703-293-9600 or visit www.neddevines.com. Ned Devine's is located at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Live Show. Summer Rain, Assrockers and Sematic perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 21 and older. For ticket prices and show time, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Art Show/Sale. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum presents the Juliano/Nelson Art Show and Sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. For more information, call 703-425-9225.

Book Sale. Friends of the Pohick Regional Library sponsors a used book sale at the library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more information, call 703-644-7333.

Live Music. George Mason University's Department of Music presents the GMU Vocal Jazz Concert at 3 p.m., at TheaterSpace. Free. For tickets or more information, call 703-218-6500, 703-993-8888 or visit www.tickets.com or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Gallery Walk. The Art Galleries from the Town of Occoquan host a Gallery Walk from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate the town’s bicentennial. Art lovers may meet the artists and enjoy demonstrations, refreshments and special events throughout the weekend. Participating galleries include the Loft Gallery, Commerce Street Gallery, the Frame Up, Artists Undertaking Gallery, Clifton Gallery and the Local Color Gallery. For more information, call the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan, at 703-490-1117.

Live Chorus. The United States Navy Band’s “Sea Chanters” chorus performs at 7 p.m., at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. Free. For more information, call 202-433-2525.

Art Show. Fairfax artist Bonita Lestina presents “At Water’s Edge,” a watercolor art show and opening reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road. Free. For more information, call 703-281-4230.

NFL on HDTV. Come enjoy Sunday Night Football on HDVT at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, visit www.ttreynolds.com or call 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 8

<cal2>Crafty Kids. Children can make items to give as gifts at 3 p.m. at Kings Park Library. Open to ages 6-12. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Book Discussion. Richard Byrd Library sponsors a book discussion group for adults at 7 p.m. The featured read is Yann Martel's "Life of Pi." For more information, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

NFL on HDTV. Come enjoy Monday Night Football at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, visit www.ttreynolds.com or call 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 9

<cal2>Live Concert. Avril Lavigne performs at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 703-573-SEAT. For more information, visit www.patriotcenter.com. The Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Book Collecting. The Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library. This month's focus is science fiction. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Girls Club. An all-female book discussion group meets at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library. Featured book is Eloise Jarvis McGraw's "The Golden Goblet." Open to ages 10-12, with an adult. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Book Discussion. Pohick Regional Library sponsors a book discussion for adults at 1 p.m. The featured read is Willa Cather's "Death Come for the Archbishop." For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Classic Flicks. Silver Screens Classics presents “Second Fiddle” (1939) at 1 p.m. at Fairfax Corner 14: Cinema de Lux, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Cost is $1, which includes the ticket, popcorn and a drink. For more information, call 703-502-4060.

Live Music. Dope, Motograter and Twisted Method perform at 7:15 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $13. For more information, call 703-569-5940. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Musical Performance. New Musical Showcase performs at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 21 and older. For show time and admission prices, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 10

<cal2>Book Discussion. Paula Elsey leads discussion on book, "Stone Ground: A History of Union Mills," at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Books are available for purchase. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. For more information, call 703-425-9225.

Museum Forum. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum hosts its forum from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Guest speaker is Paula Elsey, who will be discussing her book "Stone Ground: A History of Union Mills," which will be available for purchase. For more information, call 703-425-9225. Donations greatly appreciated.

Falling Leaves. Autumn stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library. Open to ages 3-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities at 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 13-17 months, with an adult. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Small One-ders. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities at 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 18-23 months, with an adult. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Author Appearance. Award-winning and prolific children's author Avi makes an appearance at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Avi will read and discuss his newest book, "The End of the Beginning." To reserve a seat, call 703-978-5600, TTY 703-324-8365.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 11

<cal2>Live Show. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents the musical "Applause" at 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson is located at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

Dance Performance. George Mason University's Dance Company performs a fall concert at 8 p.m., at GMU's Harris Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and GMU students, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Performance Series. Old Town Hall Performance Series presents the Gregg & Newman Harp Duo at 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 703-352-ARTS. Old Town Hall is located at 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Live Performance. The NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teenagers, and free for children. For more information or to make reservations, call 703-569-0973. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Craft Bazaar. St. Raymond's Catholic Church sponsors its 7th annual Craft Bazaar from noon to 6 p.m., at the church, 7001 Backlick Road, Springfield. All proceeds to benefit the building fund. Items available for purchase include fall and holiday gifts, raffle items, baked goods and more. For more information, call 703-455-4209.

Live Show. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents the musical "Applause" at 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson is located at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

Lunch Bunnies. Enjoy lunch and stories at noon at Kings Park Library. Open to ages 1-5, with an adult. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Live Music. The Johnny Artists Band celebrates its CD release with a performance at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub. Tickets are $10, and the show is open to ages 21 and older. For more information call 703-569-5940. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Dance Performance. George Mason University's Dance Company performs a fall concert at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at GMU's Harris Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and GMU students, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com.

Orchestra Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m., at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $30-$50, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com.

Live Music. Bludshot performs at 9 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Doors open at 8 p.m., and this show is for ages 21 and older. For ticket prices or for more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 13

<cal2>Holiday Boutique. St. Mary of Sorrow's sponsors a holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Items available for purchase include holiday decor, ornaments and baked goods. Also come participate in the silent auction and chance tables. St. Mary's of Sorrows is located at 522 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. For more information, e-mail mumport@msn.com.

Craft Bazaar. St. Raymond's Catholic Church sponsors its 7th annual Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the church, 7001 Backlick Road, Springfield. All proceeds to benefit the building fund. Items available for purchase include fall and holiday gifts, raffle items, baked goods and more. For more information, call 703-455-4209.

Live Show. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents the musical "Applause" at 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson is located at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

Art Exhibition. Broadway Gallery presents "Recent Works by John Bannon," featuring a collection of local scenes as well as a few pieces inspired by his recent trip to Italy. The exhibit is open through Nov. 30. Broadway Gallery is located at 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax.

Enjoy Nature. Explore the natural surroundings of Fairfax County at 10 a.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center. Event sponsored by Kings Park Library. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Plymouth Rock Caper. Thanksgiving story presented by the Richard Byrd Puppeteers at 2:45 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library. Open to all ages. For more information, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Orchestra Performance. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts presents the Dresden Philharmonic, conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall. The performance also features special guest violinist Julia Fischer. Tickets are $25-$50. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

Art Auction. The Zonta Club of Fairfax County sponsors its 16th annual Art Auction at 6 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Proceeds from the auction to benefit the club's Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University Scholarship funds. Hors d’oeuvres, ice cream sundaes and desserts served. Dress is business casual, and admission is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-866-7167, send an e-mail to Barbara@zontafairfax.org or visit www.zontafairfax.org.

Dance Performance. George Mason University's Dance Company performs a fall concert at 8 p.m., at GMU's Harris Theater. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and students, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Capitol Steps. Hayfield Secondary School hosts the Capitol Steps, a nationally acclaimed musical comedy troupe, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $35 for orchestra seating, and $25 for general admission seating. All profits from sales go to Hayfield's Class of 2005 All-Night Grad Party. For more information, call 703-455-4847. Hayfield Secondary is located at 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria.

Book Discussion. Richard Rubenstein, author of "Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA," discusses the case at 1:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Free. To register, call 703-644-7333.

Dolly Parton. The George Mason University Patriot Center presents Dolly Parton as part of the Hello, I'm Dolly tour. She is joined by The Grascals. Show takes place at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $36-$55. Tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, call 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com. The Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Concert. George Mason University's Department of Music presents GMU Symphonic Band & Wind Ensembles at 2 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Tickets are $5 and $7. For more information or for tickets call 703-218-6500 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Live Performance. George Mason University's Department of Music presents the University Chorale at 4 p.m., at the Harris Theater. Tickets are $5 and $7. For more information or for tickets call 703-218-6500 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Holiday Boutique. St. Mary of Sorrow's sponsors a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Items available for purchase include holiday decor, ornaments and baked goods. Also come participate in the silent auction and chance tables. St. Mary's of Sorrows is located at 522 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. For more information, e-mail mumport@msn.com.

Craft Bazaar. St. Raymond's Catholic Church sponsors its 7th annual Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the church, 7001 Backlick Road, Springfield. All proceeds to benefit the building fund. Items available for purchase include fall and holiday gifts, raffle items, baked goods and more. For more information, call 703-455-4209.

Performance. "The Passion and Poetry of Chopin" takes place at 7 p.m., at the George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Tickets are $17.50-$35 and can be purchased online at www.tickets.com or charged by phone at 703-218-6500. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

NFL on HDTV. Enjoy Sunday Night Football at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, visit www.ttreynolds.com or call 703-591-9292.

Media/Politics Series. The three-part media and politics series begins at 1 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. George Mason University professor Richard Rubenstein moderates a panel which includes Aidan White, general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists and Kaarle Nordenstreng, a professor of communication at the University of Tampere, Finland, who will discuss international press coverage of U.S. foreign policy. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 703-644-7333.