<cal2>Open House. Lee District Supervisor Dana Kauffman’s (D) open house will be Jan. 22, 1-4 p.m., at 6121 Franconia Road, Springfield, in the Helen Wilson Community Room.
<cal2>13th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival. Feb. 5-6, in downtown Fairfax. Join the City of Fairfax in celebrating everything chocolate. 703-591-2450, www.chocolatefestival.net.
19th Annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival. April 15-May 8. The City of Fairfax, George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Community College celebrate local performing arts with concerts, recitals and demonstrations around the city. 703-352-ARTS; www.fairfaxspotlight.org.
<cal2>Springfield Days festival. June 2-5. Various activities around the Springfield area include an all-weekend carnival, the Miss Springfield pageant at Springfield Mall on Thursday, a parade at Hanover and Old Keene Mill on Saturday, community tents at Springfield Plaza on Saturday and a cardboard boat regatta at Lake Accotink Park on Sunday. Call 703-866-3500.
<cal2>Braddock Nights concert series. Concerts will take place every Friday in June, July and August, 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park and Lake Accotink Park. Call the parks and recreation department at 703-324-8566. The rain cancellation phone number is 703-425-9300.
Lee District Nights free concert series. The concerts take place on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m., at Lee District Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia, and on Friday nights, at 7:30 p.m., at the Kingstowne Town Center. Concerts will feature a variety of music from bluegrass and country to jazz and swing. Call 703-971-6262.
Fairfax Concerts. The City of Fairfax Band and other musical ensembles present a Thursday night concert series, June-July, 8 p.m., at Veterans Amphitheater on the grounds of City Hall. 703-757-0220, www.fairfaxband.org.
<cal2>Burke Farmers Market. This market will take place every Saturday, May 1 through Oct. 30, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at the VRE parking lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway. Free. No dogs. Call 703-941-7987.
Fairfax Farmers Market. This market will take place every Tuesday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., May 1 through Oct. 30, at Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-941-7987.
Kingstowne Farmers Market. This market takes place every Friday, May 14 to Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m., at Kingstowne Center off Manchester Lakes, near Panera Bread. Free. No dogs. Call 703-941-7987.