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<lst>To have community events listed free in the Springfield Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Jon Whiten at springfield@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks prior to the date of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6422.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 18

<cal2>Outdoor Movie. Providence RECenter presents “Movie Under the Stars” at 7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church. The featured film is “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Cost is $8 per person, $28 for a family of four. Refreshments and popcorn are sold. Participants may wish to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs. Rain date is Aug. 19. For more information call 703-698-1351.

Live Concert. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub presents Sworn Enemy, Scars of Tomorrow and Full Blown Chaos at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Story Time. The Fairfax City Regional Library hosts “Crazy Cats and Pokey Puppies” at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 with adult. For more, call 703-293-6227 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax.

Sports Activities. "Hats Off to Sports," an opportunity for children ages 6-12 to create their own team logo, name and mascot as well as decorate hats and participate in games, 2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more, call 703-644-7333.

Teen Coffeehouse. Music, friends, chat, board games and refreshments for teens, 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more, call 703-644-7333.

Book Discussion. An all-female book discussion group meets at 7 p.m. for girls ages 10-12 with an accompanying adult, at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more, call 703-978-5600.

Concert. Jebus plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 19

<cal2>Live Show. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub presents the Hellstorm of Unholy Legions Tour 2005 featuring Kult of Azaze, BloodStorm, Teratism and Horn of Valere at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Concert. Kingstowne Towne Center presents Nothin' Fancy at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-922-9514. Kingstowne Towne Center is located at 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Franconia.

Live Concert. Lake Accotink Park presents "Alt Washingtonia" at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-425-9300. Lake Accotink Park is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield.

Live Concert. Royal Lake Park presents Russikye Musikanti at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-425-9300. Royal Lake Park is located at 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax.

Friday Flicks. Children ages 2-6, with an adult, can bring a lunch and enjoy videos at 11:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more, call 703-644-7333.

Concert. Zero Discipline plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Live Concert. Talawa plays at 9 p.m. at The Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $5. For more, call 703-383-1030.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 20

<cal2>Live Show. Fairfax Corner presents Swing Speak with guest Rick Whitehead, from 5-8 p.m., as part of its free summer concert series in the Fountain Plaza located outside the cinemas. For more, call 703-631-7529.

Outdoor Show. Burke Lake presents Mister Don at 10 a.m., weather permitting. For more, call 703-323-6601. Burke Lake is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

Family Program. The Fairfax City Regional Library hosts “Meet the Harleys.” Motorcycle display and question-and-answer session at 10 a.m. For more, call 703-293-6227 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Live Concert. Everyone But Pete plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. Driving Blind plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Model Soldier Show. The National Capital Model Soldier Society presents the 44th Annual Model Soldier Show, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Many exhibitors and vendors will be selling model soldiers, at NVCC Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Adult admission is $7, children under 12 admitted free of charge. For more, call 703-938-6361 or visit www.geocities.com/ncmss.

Fashion Show. Springfield Mall hosts the Annual Back-to-School Fashion Show at 1 p.m. in the JCPenney Court. Models showcase the latest fall fashions and accessories. Springfield Mall is located at 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield. For more, call 703-971-3600.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 21

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

Yard Sale. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7327, Ladies Auxiliary of Springfield sponsors its annual yard sale, 9-11:30 a.m., at 7905 Kincannon Place, Lorton. For more, call 703-719-7660.

Model Soldier Show. The National Capital Model Soldier Society presents the 44th Annual Model Soldier Show, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Many exhibitors and vendors of model soldiers at NVCC Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Adult admission is $7, children under 12 admitted free of charge. For more, call 703-938-6361 or visit www.geocities.com/ncmss.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 22

<cal2>Space Activities. "Blast Off," stories and activities about outer space, 10:15 a.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For children ages 2-5. For more, call 703-644-7333.

Magic Class. Magician Joe Romano teaches teenagers how to perform magic tricks in a hands-on workshop, 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more, call 703-644-7333.

Blood Drive. Adults with a photo ID can donate blood at the Inova Blood Drive from 2 -7 p.m., at the Kingstowne Community Library, located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Appointments are preferred; call 703-698-3885. For more, call 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 23

<cal2>Sports Activities. "Hats Off to Sports," an opportunity for children to create their own team logo, name, and mascot as well as decorate hats and participate in games, 2 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more, call 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion. A book discussion group for adults meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss "Blue Highways: A Journey Into America" by William Least Heat Moon, at the Kingstowne Community Library. No registration is required. The Kingstowne Community Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For more, call 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 24

<cal2>Concert. Lee District Nights presents J Street Jumpers at the Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. For more, call 703-971-6262.

Tiny Tots. Fairfax Corner hosts Beowulf T. Wonderbunny's Traveling Show of Mystery at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., as part of the Little Tots Summer Fun Series in the Fountain Plaza located outside of the Fairfax Corner Cinemas. Free. For more, call 703-631-7529.

Live Concert. Stanley Whitaker plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

English Lessons. A conversation group for adults learning English meets at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. No registration is required. For more, call 703-339-4610.

Writers' Meeting. The Kingstowne Writers Group will meet at 7 p.m., at the Kingstowne Community Library, located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. All those seriously pursuing publishing short fiction, novels or scripts are invited to the meeting. Adults. Call 703-339-4610 for requirements.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 25

<cal2>Outdoor Movie. Providence RECenter presents “Movie Under the Stars” at 7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church. Featured Film is “Spy Kids.” Cost is $8 per person, $28 for a family of four. Popcorn and refreshments are sold. Participants may wish to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and beach chairs. Rain date is Aug. 26. For more, call 703-698-1351.

Children's Stories. "Storytime Stomp," stories and activities for children ages 2-3, 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more, call 703-644-7333.

Book Discussion. An all-male book discussion group for boys ages 11-16 with an adult meets 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more, call 703-978-5600.

Concert. Jebus plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Live Concert. Century Media Records presents Manntis, Eyes of Fire and 2 Cents, at 6:15 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 26

<cal2>Live Concert. Kingstowne Towne Center presents Ray Kaminsky at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-922-9514. Kingstowne Towne Center is located at 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Franconia.

Musical Performance. Lake Accotink Park presents City of Fairfax "Alte Kameraden" German Band at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-425-9300. Lake Accotink Park is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield.

Live Concert. Royal Lake Park presents Squeeze Bayou at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-425-9300. Royal Lake Park is located at 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax.

Author Appearance. Joel C. Rosenberg, author of "The Last Jihad," will be reading from, discussing, and signing his new book, "The Ezekiel Option," at 7:30 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. For more, call 703-278-0307.

Concert. Another Time plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Live Show. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub presents Life of Agony, Lilitu, oneslackmind, Chopblock and Phoenix Down at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $14 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Pool Party. Burke Centre elementary school children are invited to participate in this year's Back to School Pool Party. Grades K-3 will party from 4-6 p.m., and grades 4-6 will party from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Commons Pool, 5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke. To register, call Lauren Williamson at 703-978-2928 or e-mail lauren@burkecentre.org.

Elvis Tribute. Lionel Ward and The New World Band with their Tribute to Elvis perform at 9 p.m., at JW & Friends, 6531 Backlick Road, Springfield. For more, call 703-451-4556.

Live Performance. Carlos Vives performs at 8:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $88, $68, and $48, and are now available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 27

<cal2>Live Show. Fairfax Corner presents Mike Holden from 5-8 p.m., as part of its free summer concert series in the Fountain Plaza located outside the cinemas. For more, call 703-631-7529.

Concert. Sev plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Kayak Trip. A kayak trip around Burke Lake will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and a hat with a brim. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water are also recommended. Registration is required, and the cost is $38 per person. For more, call Katie Hoyt at 703-354-5093 or e-mail khoyt@nvct.org. Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

Concert. Midnight Spaghetti and Chocolate G-Strings play at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Live Show. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub in conjunction with Rum Punch Media presents U God (from the Wu Tang Clan) with DJ Joey Jams, at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Pakistan Day Meela. The Pakistan Day Meela is at 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, located at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $20 and $10, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT.

Live Concert. Robert Ray plays at 9 p.m., at The Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. For more, call 703-383-1030.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 28

<cal2>Children's Show. The Wiggles "Sailing Around the World" Tour takes place at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., at George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $16-$31, plus applicable charges. For more, visit www.patriotcenter.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Back-To-School Party. Back-to-School Bingo and Ice Cream party takes place 1-4 p.m., at the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #176, located at 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield, for children 12 and under. Bingo prizes are school related supplies. Admission is free for both children and their parents.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 31

<cal2>Concert. Lee District Nights presents Hula Monsters at the Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. For more, call 703-971-6262.

Youth Activities. School Time! stories and activities, 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 2-5. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Concert. Hall Vought plays at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

English Lessons. A conversation group for adults learning English meets at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. No registration is required. For more, call 703-339-4610.

Back-to-School. Stories and activities for children age 4 - 6 with an accompanying adult are available at 1 p.m., at the Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For more, call 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>Art Exhibit. The Loft Gallery presents "The Loft Gallery Takes it on the Road Again," featuring 20 women celebrating 20 years of art, from July 11 to Aug. 19, at American Horticultural Society at George Washington's River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. For more, call 703-490-1117.

Art Show. The Loft Gallery presents "Impressions of Color," featuring the watercolors of Karin Sebolka, runs through Aug. 28. The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Road, Occoquan. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Art Exhibit. “Bushels of Color,” featuring watercolor paintings and basketry from two local artists, will open Aug. 2 and continue though Sept. 5, at The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The gallery is open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more, call 703-494-0584.

Dance Classes. Learn the Social Dances (ballroom, Latin, swing, night club, country western, and polka) in Cy Richardson's group classes, Tuesday nights at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. The six-week sessions are $56 per person. Both singles and couples are welcome. The next session, Ballroom I and Swing/Night Club, begins Tuesday, Sept. 13. For more, call 703-250-5360.

Art Exhibit. Artists' Undertaking Gallery hosts "Lines and Shapes", an exhibit featuring brush drawings by Charles Ott of Woodbridge, and pottery by David Cowdrill, of Great Falls, from Sept. 6 - Oct. 3. The gallery, located at 309 Mill St., Occoquan, is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more, call 703-494-0584.

Art Show. The Springfield Art Guild presents "Art for Everyone," through Oct. 17, at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Watercolors, oils, photography, collage and graphic art are among the mediums represented. All art is for sale. For more, visit www.springfieldartguild.com.

Singles' Dance. Hearts in Motion School of Music & Dance hosts Don and Colleen's Singles' Dance the third Friday of each month, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dances include cha cha, waltz, swing, hustle, El Paso, slow dances and line dances. Cost is $12 ($20 for a couple). Light snacks are provided, soda and water are available for purchase. The school is located at 8600 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more, call Colleen at 703-437-1190.

Flea Market. The Merrifield Lions Club and the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge host a flea market every Sunday through Nov. 2005, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Over 200 vendors; luncheon available. For more, call 703-517-7243.

Farmer's Market. The Fairfax Farmer's Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway. Market is open on Tuesdays, through Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Farmers' Market. The Kingstowne Farmers' Market is open from 4-7 p.m., at the Kingstowne Center near Chicago Uno. To get to the market from the Fairfax County Parkway, go east on County Parkway (7900) onto Franconia Parkway. Continue on to the parkway until you pass the Springfield Mall on your left and the Springfield/Franconia metro on your right. Continue through the light (Beulah Street) which turns into Manchester Lakes Boulevard to the sixth light. Turn left at the sixth light (Chicago Uno) into the Towne Center. The market is open on Fridays, through Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m.

Farmers' Market. The Burke Farmers' Market is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Virginia Railway Express parking lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway. The market is open on Saturdays through Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Community Market. The Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market is open Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at West and Main streets. For more, call 703-430-6164

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.

Girl Talk. The Jewish Social Services Agency sponsors Girl Talk, a weekly meeting for middle school girls to discuss school, family and peer issues. Ongoing group meets Thursdays at 5 p.m., at 3018 Javier Road, second floor.

The Jewish Social Services Agency sponsors social skills/therapy groups for children who have difficulty in social situations because of ADHD or other challenges. Call 703-204-9100 for details.

Senior Center. Activities for seniors include fitness classes, crafts, bridge, discussion groups, trips and social gatherings. The Center is located at 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Call 703-359-2487.

Children's Programs. 11 a.m., Little Explorers, every Monday, features stories and songs. Every Friday, at 10:30 a.m., Kinderdance, features creative movement for children ages 6 and under. Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. Call 703-924-4894.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Ongoing programs, classes and social opportunities for all ages. The Center is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Call 703-323-0880.

Bingo. Every Friday at 7:30 p.m., bingo is played at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax.

Computers. Learn how to set up an e-mail account, send and receive attachments, and other e-mail uses 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Internet Training. Personalized Internet and catalog training. Basics for beginners. 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 your computer skills at Kingstowne Library. Call for an appointment at 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Pohick Regional Library offers personalized Internet and catalog training classes for beginners. Open to adults. Call 703-644-7333 for an appointment. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Bookcrossing Meetup. Meet other local Northern Virginia BookCrossers monthly to discuss good books and the best places to leave and find books "in the wild." For more information and the next meeting date, visit http://bookcrossing.meetup.com/72/.

Practice English. Kingstowne Library sponsors a conversation group for adults learning English. Classes take place on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Book Sales. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, 703-339-4610. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield, 703-451-8055.

Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Open to ages 12 and older, and appointments are required. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Nancy Katz and the Stray Dogs host an Open Mic Jam on Thursday nights, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at The INN Zone, 7395-A Lee Highway. For more information, call 703-876-6716.