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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's and 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, Wait Til Friday, and Shaft play 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.

Bicycle Charitable Donation - Bikes for the World. Noon- 4 p.m., at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), 11910 Grand Common Ave., near the Fairfax County Government Center. Bikes for the World, formerly Pedals for Progress, is a 401(c)3 charitable organization that has donated 3,180 bicycles during the first half of this year to eight countries including Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Barbados, Ghana and Sri Lanka. This year's goal is to collect and distribute 5,000 bicycles throughout the world, as well as to benefit children at DC Village, a shelter for our city's homeless families. Sewing machines and all usable bicycle spare parts and accessories, bike books and bike tools will be accepted. For more, call 703-525-0931. For directions, call REI, 571-522-6568.

<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.

Irish Event. The Father Corby Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians sponsors a fund raiser to bring teens from Northern Ireland on a summer vacation to the U.S., from 3-6 p.m., at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Old Bridge Road, Fairfax. The cost is $10 at the door. The event features continuous traditional Irish music and door prizes. For more, call 703-608-2091.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 29

<cal2>Dance Contest. "Jack & Jill" Hustle dance contest takes place at 8:30 p.m., at the Elan Dancesport Center, 8442 Lee Highway, Suite A, Fairfax. No entry fee. Winners can win up to $100 cash. Minimum age is 16. For more, visit www.usndc.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 30

<cal2>Bridge Walk. The 4th Annual Springfield Bridge Walk begins at 7:30 p.m., at the intersection of Bland Street and Amherst Avenue in Springfield. The walk will end across the bridge at the American Legion Plaza, with complimentary refreshments and music from the Kings Park Concert Band. For more, call 703-971-6262.

<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>Thursday/Sept. 1

<cal2>Outdoor Movie. Providence RECenter hosts “Movie Under the Stars” at 7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church. The featured film is “Spy Kids 2.” 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 Sept. 2. For more, call 703-698-1351.

Live Concert. Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub presents Obituary, Napalm Death and Dead To Fall at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com. Jaxx is located at 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield.

Live Concert. Louis Logic plays at 10 p.m., at The Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. For more, call 703-383-1030.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 2

<cal2>Concert. No Harm Done plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Live Show. Fairfax Corner presents Junkfood 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.

Yard Sale. Boy Scout Troop 1140 of Springfield hosts a Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield.

Model Trains. Model Train Weekend features running models from Lego and N Scale trains from Northern Virginia NTRAK, from 12-5 p.m., in the community room of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Admission is $2; for children ages 4-10, $1. For more, call 703-425-9225.

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

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 4

<cal2>Model Trains. Model Train Weekend features running models from Lego and N Scale trains from Northern Virginia NTRAK, from 12-5 p.m., in the community room of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Admission is $2; for children ages 4-10, $1. For more, call 703-425-9225.

Live Concert. Starryville plays at 10 p.m., at The Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $5. For more, call 703-383-1030.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Stories. "Bedtime Stories in the Morning" features stories, activities, and crafts for ages 2-5, at 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Outdoor Movie. The Providence RECenter presents “Movie Under the Stars” at 7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church. Featured film is “Spider-Man 2.” 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 Sept. 9. For more, call 703-698-1351.

InfoExpo. The InfoExpo runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Springfield Mall, featuring educational lectures, informative exhibits, health screenings, computer training and entertainment for those over 50 years old. The event is free. For more, call 301-949-9766.

Art Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection presents an art show and luncheon, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $14, and includes food and free childcare. Reservations must be made by Sept. 5 to 703-768-4186, 703-451-0677 or sprngalexwmnconn@msn.com