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<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Girls Group. Kings Park Library sponsors an all-female book discussion group at 7 p.m. Open to girls ages 9-11, accompanied by an adult. To register, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

College Night. TT Reynolds presents College Night, featuring a live DJ. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 10

<cal2>Live Show. Jaxx Concert Hall and Night Club presents Kix, The Blues Vultures, featuring Ronnie “10-10” Younkins of Kix, ZONE 13 and Torn. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $20 and show starts at 8 p.m. This is a 21 and up show. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Concert. SEV with Ready Steady Go! and Alphabet Bombers perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 11

<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.

Theatrical Performance. George Mason University Center for the Arts presents, "Nathan The Wise" at 8 p.m., featuring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham. For tickets, call 703-993-8794. GMU Center for the Arts is located at 4400 University Drive.

Band Battle. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub presents the Battle of the Band Quarter Semi-final Round. Tickets are $7. For more information, call 703-569-5940. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.

Fund-raising Show. Come out to TT Reynolds for a special evening with the brothers of TKE as they help raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Show includes bands, DJs, contests and more. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

Fun Festival. St. John's United Methodist Church sponsors the second annual community fun festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, rain or shine. Activities include train rides, moon bounce, big ocean slide, games, prizes, craft and vendor booths, food and free live entertainment. For more information, call 703-256-6655. St. John's UMC is located at 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 12

<cal2>8K Marrow-thon. The 18th annual Fair Lakes 8K Marrow-thon takes place at 8:30 a.m., at 12500 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. Event benefits the National Marrow Donor Program. Cost is $25, $10 for children 12 years old and younger. For more information or to register, call 703-631-7571 or visit www.fairlakes8k.com.

Localpalooza. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub hosts Localpalooza, featuring seven Northern Virginia bands. Doors open at 2 p.m., and tickets are $10. Area bands interested in participating should contact jaxxwebmaster@yahoo.com. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Movie Night. TT Reynolds presents movie night. Call 703-591-9292 for more information on times and the movie selection. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax.

Concert Filming. Fairfax rock band The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise celebrates its three-year anniversary by filming a live concert at 2 p.m., at Jammin' Java. A DVD of the event will be released by the end of the year. For more information, call 703-255-1566. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Cameron Run Exploration. Explore the Cameron Run watershed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with naturalists and water quality experts by car and foot from the Potomac River to a headwaters stream in Falls Church. Interested participants should meet at Belle Haven picnic ground. Free program but advanced registration required. Call 703-737-0021 to register.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 13

<cal2>Bead It. Kings Park Library offers crafty activities at 3 p.m., for children ages 6-12. Free. To register, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Tales for Tots. Pohick Regional Library offers short stories, fingerplays, activities and a craft at 10:15 a.m., for ages 13-17 months old with an adult. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Small One-ders. Shorts stories, fingerplays and activities at 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 18-23 months. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Book Discussion. Richard Byrd Library sponsors a discussion of Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons," at 7 p.m. To register, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Monday Night Football at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 14

<cal2>Book Collecting Club. Explore the history and literature of book collecting, printing and illustration at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Public Library. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Book Discussion. Pohick Regional Library hosts discussion of Philippa Gregory's "The Other Boleyn Girl," at 1 p.m. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Law Lessons. See the trial scene from the film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and discuss the legal issues with attorneys from the Fairfax Bar Association at 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 15 and older. Free. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Music. New Music Showcase performs at 8 p.m. at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 703-591-9292.

Live Jazz. Local jazz legend Al Williams, of the Springfield area, and his friends perform at 8 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. at historic Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C. Reservations are recommended. Reserve your table by calling (202) 337-4141 after 6 p.m., or by faxing your request to (202) 337-7946.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Book Discussion. Historian and author Dr. Catherine Clinton presents "Harriet Tubman's Road to Freedom," 12 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Community Cultural Center. Free. For more information, call 703-323-3274.

Bushel of Fun. Stories, activities and crafts about apples and the fall season at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library. Open to children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. To register, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Storytime. Stories and activities at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Native American Crafts. Participants can create own versions of historic activities at 4 p.m. at Kingstowne Library. To register, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 16

<cal2>Child's Play. The Fairfax City Regional Public Library offers stories, activities and a craft at 10:30 a.m. Open to children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Family Search. Participants can search for ancestors using genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog. Course begins at 7 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Open to ages 12 and older. For more information or to register, call 703-293-6227.

Storytime. Stories and activities at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

College Night. TT Reynolds presents College Night, featuring a live DJ. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Live Show. Jaxx Concert Hall and Night Club presents Ü ber Guitar Gods Tour: Michael Schenker Group and Ulie Jon Roth. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $25 and show starts at 8 p.m. This is a 21+ show. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Lunch Bunnies. Enjoy lunch and a story at noon at Kings Park Library. Open to children ages 1-5, accompanies by an adult. Participants provide own lunch. To register, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Teen Coffeehouse. Join Pohick Regional Library as they host a back to school party at 4 p.m. Activities include music, board games and refreshments. Open to ages 12-18. To register, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Music. Tengo Ongo and Jackie Gino perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

Art Showcase. Broadway Gallery presents a "Broadway Gallery Art Showcase" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop in to see original works on paper and canvas, serigraphs and etchings by various artists. Free and open to the public. Broadway Gallery is located at 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-273-2388.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 18

<cal2>Benefit Run/Walk. Coptic Orphans 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk takes place at Burke Lake Park. Proceeds will benefit our 1,001 Tales program to distribute free books to our brothers and sisters in Egypt. For more information, visit www.copticorphans.org.

Arts and Crafts Show. Robinson High School hosts its 15th annual Arts and Crafts Showcase, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the school. More than 80 artisans have been juried and will display their works. Admission is $3, children under the age of 12 admitted free. Robinson High School is located at 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-830-5698 or 703-425-1937.

World of Music. Learn about the role music plays in different cultures as artists Tim Gregory and Nada Brahma perform on unique instruments. Performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Public Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Harley Owners Club. Meet local Harley enthusiasts and their motorcycles at 2 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library. Learn road safety and riding strategies. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Concert. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub presents the Harsh Tour, featuring Sybreed (Switzerland), Lyzanxia (France), Freakhouse (USA) and TBA. All ages. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Live Music. Phil Rossi, Month of Sundays and Pharmacy Prophets perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292.

Art Showcase. Broadway Gallery presents a "Broadway Gallery Art Showcase" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stop in to see original works on paper and canvas, serigraphs and etchings by various artists. Free and open to the public. Broadway Gallery is located at 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-273-2388.

Spy Tour. The Cold War Museum sponsors its Spies of Washington Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This six-hour bus tour introduces its participants to many of the locations in and around Washington that have been associated with intelligence and counter intelligence activities for the past 200 years. Some walking required. Tickets are $45, which includes snacks and beverages. Tickets may be purchased online at www.spytour.com or by calling 703-273-2381. Participants are to meet at the Pentagon City Metro stop.

Spiritual Destiny. Fairfax Elks Lodge hosts an interactive program exploring past lives, dreams and soul travel from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon format will provide several breakout sessions to choose from under each category. A complimentary book, "Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel" is offered to new inquirers. Free. The Fairfax Elks Lodge is located at 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-916-0515 or visit www.eck-virginia.org.

Orchestra Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra opens its 2004-05 season with a concert at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of George Mason University Center for the Arts. Soloist for the event is world-famous violinist Jamie Laredo. Music Director William L. Hudson will conduct. Tickets are $30-$50 and may be purchased by calling 703-218-6500, online at www.tickets.com or at the GMU box office. For more information, call 703-827-0600.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Train Expo. N Scale Model Trains will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Also, the Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host their monthly display. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children between the ages of 4 -10. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road. For more information, call 703-425-9225.

Live Music. Shadows Fall, Candiria, All that Remains and Full Blown Chaos perform at 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub. All ages. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advanced and $17 the day of the show. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Movie Night. TT Reynolds presents movie night. Call 703-591-9292 for more information on times and the movie selection. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax.