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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/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.

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

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

School Daze. Stories, activities, and a craft about going to school are at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Concert. Chrysalis and The Alphabetical Order play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Live Concert. Five Feathers Records presents Last Dying Ember and Scream Ruin, at 10 p.m., at The Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. For more, call 703-383-1030.

Live Concert. Off Trax plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 10

<cal2>Family Event. The Family Fun Fest is 3-10 p.m., at Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Highway. For more, call 703-385-7858 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Book Sale. The Friends of the Burke Centre Library sponsors a book sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on the grounds of the Burke Centre Conservancy, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway.

Live Concert. Quasimodo plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Benefit Concert. Embassy Suites of Tysons Corner, Guitar Center, On Tap magazine, Z-104 and TT Reynolds present an 11-hour concert to benefit the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, from 3 p.m.-2 a.m. at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Bands performing include Dangerous Kid, Red Diamond, Kim Liberto, Hotspur, Laura Tsaggaris, A Month of Sundays, The Speaks and Sev. Tickets are $10. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Ribs Contest. The fifth annual Best Ribs Around contest is from 4-7 p.m., at the Kingstowne Shopping Center parking lot in Alexandria. Participating restaurants include King Street Blues, Red, Hot & Blue, H.I. Ribster's and Shooter McGee's. Admission and beverage proceeds will go to Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, a non-profit organization that focuses on preventing homelessness in communities throughout Fairfax County. Entry to the event is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For more, call 703-913-0880.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 11

<cal2>History Presentation. "First Lady Martha Washington," a living history presentation by Mary Wiseman, 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center, 10209 Main St. For more, call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Book Sale. The Friends of the Burke Centre Library sponsors a book sale from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., on the grounds of the Burke Centre Conservancy, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway.

Concert. Big Dume, Papa Shake and Baba G'nush play at 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $12. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 12

<cal2>Crafty Kids. Make crafts using recycled CDs at 3 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 6 to 12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, fingerplays, and activities are at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Small Oneders. Very short stories, fingerplays, and activities at 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 18 to 23 months with adult. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 13

<cal2>Author Presentation. “The Personalities Behind the Constitution,” a free presentation by author and historian Dr. Jack D. Warren Jr., takes place at 1 p.m., at Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Warren, the author of "The Presidency of George Washington," will explore the personalities of the men who attended the 1787 Constitution Convention and drafted our nation’s founding document. Sponsored by the Lyceum Committee, the program is open to the public. For more, call 703-323-3274 or e-mail talford@nvcc.edu.

Book Discussion Group. An adult discussion of "Villette," by Charlotte Bronte, will be at 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Concert. Ill Nino, 10 Years, Swythe, Rev-Nine and Tapered Mind play at 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 14

<cal2>Tiny Tots. Fairfax Corner hosts "Wheels on the Bus," Music Show 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.

Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured authors include Kenneth T. Walsh, Richard Florida, and Jack Gilbert. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Live Concert. Tony Munnings plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Concert. Five Bolt Main, Revelation Theory and Sickshot play at 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured authors include Ron Hogan, Alan Shapiro, and J.A. Jance. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Book Sale. Thousands of used books, including a large selection of children's books, are on sale from 6-9 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Genealogy. An introduction to the FamilySearch genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog, for ages 13 and up, at 7 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $25. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

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

Book Discussion. A mother-daughter book discussion group is at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Time for Twos. Stories and activities about building will be read at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Stories. Stories about stars are read at 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Concert. Jon Oliva's Pain and Beyond Fear play at 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $27.50 in advance; $30 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 16

<cal2>Concert. Humanroom, Oddzar and Nathalie play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 12-9 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured events include talks by authors David A. Price, Judith Ortiz Cofer and Mark Winegardner, a screening of "The Godfather" and a performance by the band One Ring Zero. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Book Sale. Thousands of used books, including a large selection of children's books, are on sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $30. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Live Concert. Tom Principato plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Concert. Therion and Brave play at 7:15 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Kitchen Remodeling Seminar. Reico Kitchen and Bath offers a free Do-it-Yourself seminar from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Reico Kitchen and Bath, located at 6790 Commercial Drive, Springfield. Brunch is served. Reservations are required and may be made online at www.reico.com or by calling 800-734-2611.

Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured authors include Michael Farquhar, Pamela Kessler and Andrew J. Ryan. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Book Sale. Thousands of used books, including a large selection of children's books, are on sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Bicycle Rodeo. Trips for Kids Metro D.C. presents a Bicycle Swap Meet and Youth Bicycle Rodeo, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Free Clif Bars for the first 100 people, and free youth helmets to the first 30 rodeo riders. Vendor space is still available. For more, call 571-723-6919 or visit www.tfkmetrodc.org.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $30. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Boxing Match. Great Falls boxer and star of television show "The Contender" Jimmy Lange will battle Perry Ballard for the 154-pound World Boxing Empire title as part of an evening of professional boxing. Other boxers to appear are Lamont "Bay" Pearson, Orazio "The Razor" Robinson and Mike Sawyer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the first bout is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets range from $30-$350, plus applicable service charges. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 703-573-SEAT. For more, visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Arts Showcase. Robinson Secondary School presents its 16th annual Arts & Crafts Showcase, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. The showcase features the work of over 80 juried artisans on display, door prizes and delicious food. Admission is $3 (children under 12 are free), and proceeds will benefit the class of 2006's All Night Alcohol and Drug-Free Graduation Party. For more, call 703-385-2649.

Crafts. Michaels of Fairfax hosts a day of crafts, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids of all ages can design marshmallow foam characters and create various fall and Halloween themed projects. All attendees will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win a variety of prizes. Michaels is located at 3089A Nutley St., Fairfax (in the Pan Am Shopping Center). For more, call 703-698-9810.

Concert. Waking State, Down To This and Halfway Broken play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Live Concert. Circle Box plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Harley Mania. The Fairfax Harley Owners Group displays their motorcycles and discusses safety and riding tips at 10 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Concert. Krokus, Bucket, Maddax and Black Widow USA play at 8 p.m, at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 18

<cal2>Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 4-7 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's events include "Constantly Risking Absurdity," a one-act monologue and a reading by Tim O'Brien. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 4 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $25. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Model Trains. N Scale model trains from Northern Virginia NTRAK run from 1-4 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.

Arts Showcase. Robinson Secondary School presents its 16th annual Arts & Crafts Showcase, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. The showcase features the work of over 80 juried artisans on display, door prizes and delicious food. Admission is $3 (children under 12 are free), and proceeds will benefit the class of 2006's All Night Alcohol and Drug-Free Graduation Party. For more, call 703-385-2649.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured authors include Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Tim O'Brien and Rick Moody. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Concert. Stratovarius and Into Eternity play at 7:15 p.m. at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 20

<cal2>Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 12-8 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured authors include Khaled Hosseini, Alexandra Robbins and Nick Kotz. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Book Discussion Group. An adult discussion of "The Devil Wears Prada," by Lauren Weisenberger, is at 11 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Book Discussion Group. An adult discussion of "Three Junes," by Julia Glass, is at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Time for Twos. Stories and activities about transportation are read at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Evening Book Club. A discussion of "The Wizards of Langley: Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology," by Jeffrey Richelson, takes place at 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Concert. The Exploited and Resilience play at 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $15. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Fall for the Book. The annual Fall for the Book festival takes place from 12-8 p.m., on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. Today's featured authors include Tricia Rose, Linda Seligman and Pat Conroy. For more and a complete schedule, visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Puppet Show. The Fairfax County Health Department puppets help adults and children learn about good health practices, at 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Live Concert. Gary Cocuzzi plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Let's Eat. Stories, activities, and a craft about food are at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 22

<cal2>Fall Stories. Stories, activities and crafts about the fall are presented for ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-293-6227.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $25. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Miniature Golf. Bryant Alternative High School and U Community Ministries host the Third Annual Puttin’ Youth First Miniature Golf Classic from 5-8 p.m., at the Mid-Atlantic Golf Center at Kingstowne, 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. The festivities include a round of miniature golf, food from Outback Steakhouse, face painting, clowns, a silent auction and more. Proceeds made will be split between Bryant and UCM. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for a family of four. Pre-register by Sept. 16 and all food and activities are free. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more, call Tracy Davis at 703-768-7106 ext. 328 or e-mail cdo@ucmagency.org.

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

Calling All Guys (CAGs). A father-son book discussion group is at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 23

<cal2>Concert. The Hint and Washington Social Club play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $30. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Live Concert. Kelly Bell Band plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Concert. Kix and Bloodlines play at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 24

<cal2>Concert. The Dreamscapes Project plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Buddy Walk. The Down's Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia sponsors its Buddy Walk, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center Ellipse. Activities will include two entertainment stages, live music, agility dogs, clowns, a "Kid Zone," and a police helicopter. For more, visit www.dsanv.org or call 703-690-4547.

Theater Performance. George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents John Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels," at 2 and 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $30. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 1-888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com or visit the Ticket Office at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Live Concert. Stone River plays at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more, call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

Basic Word. An introduction to word processing on computers is at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Concert. Kix, Frankie and The Actions, The Blues Vultures and Turbulance play at 8 p.m. at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 day of show. For more, visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>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. The Loft Gallery hosts "Along the Potomac", an exhibit featuring the painting of Jan E. Moffatt, from Sept. 10-Oct. 2. The gallery is located at 313 Mill St., Occoquan. For more, call 703-494-0584.

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.

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

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.

New Music Showcase. TT Reynolds hosts a New Music Showcase each Wednesday at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more, 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. For more, call 703-430-6164

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

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.