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<lst>To have community events listed free in the Laurel Hill/Fairfax Station/Clifton Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Jon Whiten at burke@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/Oct. 6

<cal2>Author Appearance. A reading, discussion and signing with Yolanda Sanders, author of "Soul Matters," 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-278-0300.

Concert. Anthrax and Forwardhead play at 7 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $35 in advance, $38 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Book Chat. A mother-daughter book discussion group meets at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Tiny Tots. A discussion on how to prepare a toddler to read is at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Time for Twos. Stories and activities about apples, at 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 7

<cal2>Concert. Running With Scissors plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynoldsl Benefit with Jedi Mind Tricks, The Beatnuts, Copywrite, Pumpkinhead, Remedy from the Wu Tang Family and JoJo Pellegrino, PackFM, Empuls, and T.E.C.K. is at 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $15. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring a lunch and listen to stories at 12 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

First Friday Films. Seniors are invited to bring lunch and enjoy a movie at 11 a.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385 for title.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 8

<cal2>Children's Consignment Sale. Accotink Unitarian Church hosts a Spring-Mar Preschool Children's Consignment Sale from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The sale includes bargains on children's clothing, furniture, strollers, toys, books, videos, and maternity and nursing clothes. Shoppers should not bring strollers. Accotink Unitarian Church is located at 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. To consign, contact springmarsale@cox.net.

Fall Festival. The City of Fairfax's Fall Festival is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 500 juried crafters and food vendors will be selling their wares. Activities include children’s rides, pony rides, inflatable games, and family entertainment. The main stage features bands Naked Blue, The Black Cat Blues Band and Lovin' Spoonful. There is a $3 admission fee, with additional fee for rides. Call 703-385-7858 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Rummage Sale. ECHO presents its annual sale, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. Bernadette Church gym, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. All items for sale have been donated to ECHO by the community and are in excess of our client needs and/or are inappropriate for our clients. All proceeds from the sale will go to the ECHO building expansion fund.

Live Show. Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast USA present "The Fury of the Fall Tour," featuring Meshuggah, God Forbid, The Haunted and Mnemic, at 7 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Free Appraisal. Is your yard sale painting worth a million dollars? Come by for appraisal day at Broadway Gallery, located at 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax, from 1 to 5 p.m., and find out. Present to give appraisals will be Ben Hastings, a member of the International Society of Appraisers, and host of "Trash & Treasures." The public can bring their artwork, antiques, collectibles, and objects of interest for a free verbal appraisal (we recommend one to two pieces). Or come by just to listen to his interesting stories and comments. For more information, contact Kimberly Huebbe, gallery director, at 703-273-2388.

Live Performance. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra featuring violin soloist and Gold Medal winner at the 1998 International Competition of Indianapolis, Judith Ingolfsson at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $60, $55, $45, and $35. Call 703-993-888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Meet the Dog. Learn tricks to teach a dog and watch Jordan the dog skateboard at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

PC Security. A class covering firewalls, anti-virus software and other security topics is at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Prescription Drug Program. A Social Security Administration representative explains the new Medicare benefit at 1 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

History, Shovels & You! Delve into the mysteries of archaeology at 11 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Live Show. The Flying Karamazov Brothers presents "LIFE: A Guide for the Perplexed," a show combining theater, comedy, music, and juggling, 7 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, $32 and $20. Call 703-993-2787, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

History Talk. "Blenheim's Civil War Soldier Inscriptions," a discussion led by Andrea Loewenwarter, researcher and Historic Fairfax City, Inc. board member, is at 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Free. Call 703-385-8414.

Artist Reception. The opening reception for "Pure Lunacy, Chinese Brush Paintings," an exhibit of Lillian Elkey's work, is from 1-4 p.m., at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Call 703-490-1117 or visit www.loftgallery.org.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 10

<cal2>Concert. Foo Fighters and Weezer perform at 7:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. The show is sold out.

<cal1>Tuesday, Oct. 11

<cal2>Concert. Rotten Records presents Shame Lady, Trauma Concept and Diegression, playing at 7 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Group. Vincent Anthony presents books and ephemera on magic, at 7:15 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Adults only, no registration necessary. Call 703-293-6227.

Author Appearance. Gail Griffith, author of "Will's Choice," appears at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600. Books available for sale and signing courtesy of Borders Tysons Corner.

We Love Leo! Share stories from author Leo Lionni and activities celebrating his books at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Book Discussion Group. A discussion of "Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love" by Dava Sobel, is at 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333. No registration required.

Stories. Stories and activities about things found in the woods are at 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday, Oct. 12

<cal2>Concert. Bleed the Sky, My Ruin and Stuck in Blood play at 6 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Apples and Pumpkins. Stories, activities, and a craft about apples and pumpkins, at 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories and activities about autumn are at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Wills Workshop. Attorney James McConville discusses wills at 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-324-8300 to register.

<cal1>Thursday, Oct. 13

<cal2>Concert. Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa and The Agony Scene play at 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Fashion Show. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection presents a "Just Jackets" and More Fashion Show and Luncheon, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club, 5500 Schultz Circle in Fort Belvoir. The cost of $14 includes the luncheon and free child care. Reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m., to 703-768-4186, 703-451-0677 or SprngAlexWmnConn@msn.com.

Monster Mash. Stories and activities about monsters are at 10:15 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 14

<cal2>Opera. The Virginia Opera performs Verdi's "La Traviata," an interpretation of "La dame aux Camelias." The show begins at 8 p.m. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $84, $68 and $44. Call 703-993-2787, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Colouring Lesson plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. Flauto Dolce Flute Ensemble performs for free at 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Panel Discussion. "So You Want To Be a Romance Writer?," a free panel discussion on what it takes to be a successful romance writer, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Authors Diana Whiteside, Meredith Bond, Glenda Garland, Karen Anders and Leanne Banks will also be available to discuss and sign copies of their latest novels. Call 703-278-0300.

Concert. Molly Hatchet, Roadducks, Bucket and Re-Aligned play at 7 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall located at 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $20. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Value Line. Learn how to do company research and stock screening with the Value Line program at 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Musical Theater. The Core Ensemble performs a free excerpt from "Tres Vidas," at 12:15 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. The event, which celebrates the life of Frida Kahlo, is part of NVCC's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Prescription Drug Program. A Social Security Administration representative explains the new Medicare benefit, at 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Job Fair. Fair Oaks Shopping Center presents a Holiday Job Fair from 1-8 p.m. Nearly all of the mall's retailers report having jobs available for both full and part-time positions in all area of retail. Fair Oaks is located at 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

Theater Performance. The Springfield Community Theatre presents "The Lion in Winter" by James Goldman, at 7:30 p.m., at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Drive in Annandale. Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call 703-866-6238. Call 703-978-7650.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 15

<cal2>Volksmarch. The Northern Virginia Volksmarchers presents a walk, beginning anytime between 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Subway, 8080 Rolling Road, Springfield. The walk is on the Fairfax Cross County Trail. All are welcome to run, walk or jog. Call Bob McLean at 703-455-1878 or visit pollow.com/nvvc.

Can Bones Talk? Forensic anthropologist Allison Willcox leads a discussion at 1 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

PC Security. A class covering firewalls, anti-virus software and other security topics, at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Family Film. A family movie will be screened at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385 for film title.

Fire Event. An event celebrating National Fire Prevention Week is from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Art Auction. The Lake Braddock Vocal Music Boosters present a Live Art Auction, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Commons Community Center, 5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. All proceeds benefit Lake Braddock vocal music competitions. Call Gail at 703-250-8264 or e-mail fialkow@cox.net.

Craft Fair. Fifteen Girl Scout troops from the area sell crafts, holiday ornaments and baked goods from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. in Fairfax.

Job Fair. Fair Oaks Shopping Center presents a Holiday Job Fair from 1-8 p.m. Nearly all of the mall's retailers report having jobs available for both full and part-time positions in all area of retail. Fair Oaks is located at 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

Design Event. Circa Home & Garden offers a free “Interior Re-Design Seminar,” at 5:30 p.m. Fairfax resident Linda O'Meara will demonstrate and explain the specific philosophy and formulas used by designer Carole Talbott, regarding how to redesign your home using your own furniture and accessories. A discount will be offered to all seminar attendees. Space is limited, call 703-385-1995 for reservations. Circa Home & Garden is located at 10435 North St., Fairfax.

Theater Performance. The Springfield Community Theatre presents "The Lion in Winter" by James Goldman, at 7:30 p.m., at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Drive in Annandale. Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call 703-866-6238. Call 703-978-7650.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 16

<cal2>Opera. The Virginia Opera performs Verdi's "La Traviata," an interpretation of "La dame aux Camelias," a story of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, and her lover, Alfredo. The show begins at 2 p.m. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $84, $68 and $44. Call 703-993-2787, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Volksmarch. The Northern Virginia Volksmarchers presents a walk, beginning anytime between 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Subway, 8080 Rolling Road, Springfield. The walk is on the Fairfax Cross County Trail. All are welcome to run, walk or jog. Call Bob McLean at 703-455-1878 or visit pollow.com/nvvc.

Model Trains. N Scale Model Trains run from 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club hosts its monthly display. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 10. Call 703-425-9225.

Job Fair. Fair Oaks Shopping Center presents a Holiday Job Fair from 1-6 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nearly all of the mall's retailers report having jobs available for both full and part-time positions in all area of retail. Fair Oaks is located at 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

Choir Concert. The Intermezzo Choir of Philadelphia performs a free concert at 6 p.m., at Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. A reception and art exhibit entitled, "Anacostia: Place of Spirit," will precede the concert starting at 4:30 p.m. Visit www.trurochurch.org or call 703-273-1300.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 17

<cal2>Crafty Teens. Learn how to knit a scarf, at 4 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Teen Read Week. Author Jennifer Holm appears at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600. Books available for sale and signing courtesy of Borders Tysons Corner.

Jungle in Here. Activities, craft and perhaps some stories about the wild jungle, at 7 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Teen Read Week. A special teen coffeehouse with games, music and the latest books for young adults, is at 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library.

Book Discussion Group. A discussion of "Three Weeks With My Brother," by Nicholas Sparks, is at 7 p.m., at Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 18

<cal2>Concert. Allele performs with Trigger Point at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Book Discussion Group. An adult discussion of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," by Anne Fadiman, is at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. An adult discussion of "Captain Saturday," by Robert Inman, is at 11 a.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. An adult discussion of "Portrait in Sepia," by Isabel Allende, is at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Evening Book Club. An adult discussion of "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire, is at 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 19

<cal2>Ice Skating Show. Disney On Ice presents Pixar's "The Incredibles Magic Kingdom Adventure," at 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $14-$60, plus applicable charges. Visit www.patriotcenter.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Open House. An "Educators' Night Open House" 4-7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. The event celebrates teachers, and features lots of freebies, informational programs and prizes, including a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card. Call 703-278-0300.

Concert. Bobaflex performs with Index Case at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Book Club. An adult discussion of "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, is at 7:30 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385. New members welcome.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 20

<cal2>Ice Skating Show. Disney On Ice presents Pixar's "The Incredibles Magic Kingdom Adventure," at 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $15-$60, plus applicable charges. Visit www.patriotcenter.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Concert. The Friday Morning Music Club features performances by Marjorie Coombs Wellman, David Rastall, Victoria Wyatt and John Kaboff, at 11 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Concert. Stand with Slivershot and Bullistic play at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Stories. Scary stories, activities, and a craft, at 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Family Search Introduction. Search for ancestors using genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog at 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion. Let's Hear it For the Girls, a mother-daughter book discussion group, meets at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Memoir Workshop. Nan Phifer, author of "Memoirs of the Soul," discusses the craft of constructing a life story at 7 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Awards Ceremony. The Young Filmmakers Annual Awards Ceremony is at 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Meet the winners and watch the entries from the library's Cool Clips video/DVD contest. Call 703-644-7333. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library.

Choral Concert. The Lee Choral Department presents "American Musical Roots: The Spiritual to the Present," at 7:30 p.m., in the Lee High School auditorium, 6540 Franconia, Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public.

Flower Show. The Dominion Valley Garden Club presents "Nature's Kaleidoscope," its standard flower presentation, from 1:30-6 p.m., at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-323-7999.

<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>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. Visit www.springfieldartguild.com.

Art Exhibit. "Pure Lunacy, Chinese Brush Paintings," an exhibit of Lillian Elkey's work, runs through Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Call 703-490-1117 or visit www.loftgallery.org.

Art Show. The Springfield Art Guild presents its Fall 2005 Juried Art Show and Sale, through Oct. 31, at Green Spring Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. There were 160 paintings from artists across Northern Virginia submitted into this juried show. Ninety-four paintings were selected. The submissions had to be a horticultural or historical theme. All art is for sale. Visit www.springfieldartguild.com.

Art Exhibit. The Artists' Undertaking Gallery, located at 309 Mill St., Occoquan, presents "Good bye Summer, Hello Fall," featuring photographs by Jane Ernst of Springfield and stained glass by Jack and Bette Conley of Front Royal. The exhibit will open Oct. 4 and continue through Nov. 7. The gallery is open Monday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 703-494-0584.

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. Call Colleen at 703-437-1190.

Open Mic. TT Reynolds hosts an Open Mic night each Tuesday from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

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. Call 703-250-5360.

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. Call 703-517-7243.

Farmers' 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.

New Music Showcase. TT Reynolds hosts a New Music Showcase each Wednesday at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

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. Call 703-430-6164

Poker. TT Reynolds hosts Texas Hold-Em Poker each Monday at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

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.

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.

Mighty Mondays. Songs and dancing are each Monday from 10-11 a.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road. Open to all ages.

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. 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 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. Call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

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. 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. Call 703-876-6716.