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<cal1>Thursday/April 13

<cal2>Tax Help. Braddock District seniors are invited to attend workshops on how to apply for real estate tax relief, hosted by Supervisor Sharon Bulova, at Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Personnel from the county’s Department of Tax Administration will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help eligible seniors apply for tax relief. Attendees should bring all financial documentation related to their income and assets as of Dec. 31, 2005 such as tax return for 2005; bank statement ending Dec. 31, 2005; current financial portfolio; and proof of retirement pension, if applicable, so staff can help determine eligibility and assist in the application process. Call Diane Thompson at 703-425-9300, TTY 711.

Band Performance. Marc Rizzo performs with St. Diablo, Semperfy and more at 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $12/advance $14/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Easter Bonnet. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection invites everyone to a luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $14 which includes the luncheon and child-care. Reservations must be made by April 10 by calling 703-768-4186 or 703-569-4670 or e-mail springalexwmnconn@msn.com.

Second Night Seder. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, a kosher seder starts at 7 p.m., at Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Open to the entire community; singles are encouraged to attend. $38/members; $50/non-members; Children up to age 10 are $12. Call 703-323-0880. or log onto www.jccnv.org for additional information.

Eggs-Selent. Stories, activities and a craft for children ages 3-5 with adult starts at 10:30 a.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Hansel & Gretel. Washington National Opera teaches artists how to use hands-on crafts and activities to show how music communicates plot, character and emotion. Starts at 11 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Age 6-12.

Mad Money, Part II. Learn the basics of money management, from opening a bank account to investing. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Sponsored by Operation Hope, Inc. Ages 12-18.

<cal1>Friday/April 14

<cal2>Live Concert. The Old Town Hall Performance Series features The Marquis Trio, at 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive in Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

Band Performance. Adelyn, The Echoes and The Trustfall perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292 or e-mail ttreynoldsbar@yahoo.com for times and cost.

Theater Performance. Doug Verone and Dancers performs at 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. A free pre-performance discussion is at 7:15 p.m. on the hall's Grand Tier. Tickets are $21-$42 and can be bought at www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa for more information on the performance or performers.

<cal1>Saturday/April 15

<cal2>Music Performance. Cobbler, Politicks and Old Machines perform at at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292 or e-mail ttreynoldsbar@yahoo.com for times and cost.

Band Performance. Buckcherry performs with 1 National, Cock Farm and more at 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $18/advance $20/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Caberet Performance. Ute Lemper creates a varied musical journey at 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. She has performed on stage in "Cats," "Peter Pan," "Caberet" and has performed in solo concerts worldwide. $20-$40 and can be purchased at www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa for more information.

Fun at Lake Accotink. Children of all ages can participate in an Easter egg hunt from 12-3 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. Families and dogs on leashes are welcome. $8/child includes the egg hunt and digital photo. Bring own basket. A bone hunt and bonnet contest for dogs takes place from 4-6 p.m. $6/pet includes bone hunt and souvenir photo. To register for either or both events, send the child or pet's name, a parent's name, address, phone number, age, program title and a check payable to FCPA to Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA 22150. Call 703-569-0285 for credit card registration or for more information.

Virginia Butterflies: Habits & Habitats. Jerry Schneider's presentation includes photos and a craft for children age 6-12 with adult. Starts at 11 a.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

VITA Tax Counseling. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Adults. No registration is required.

Saturday Special: Family Film. Call for title. Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. All ages.

Basic Excel. Introduction to Excel starts at 10:30 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Adults.

<cal1>Sunday/April 16

<cal2>Localpalooza. Many bands will perform starting at 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $10. For more information call 703-569-5940.

<cal1>Monday/April 17

<cal2>Starlight Time: Art Attack. Explore your artistic side with activities, crafts and a story or two. Starts at 7 p.m. at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. Age 6-12.

Teen Knitting Club. Learn the basics of knitting at 4 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Age 11-18.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English starts at 3 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055. Adults.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 18

<cal2>Book Discussion Group. "The Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty starts at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227. Adults. No registration is required.

April Showers. Rainy day stories and activities about mice starts at 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Age 1-2 years old with adult.

Musical Springtime. Enjoy lyrical stories, melodic activities and a craft at 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. Age 2-5 with adult.

Book Discussion Group. Discuss "Saturday" by Ian McEwan at 11 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Adults. No registration is required.

Book Discussion Group. "My Antonia" by Willa Cather at 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Adults. No registration is required.

Mudilicious. Stories and activities about mud at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Age 3-5 with adult.

Evening Book Club. Discuss "In The Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez at 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Adults. No registration is required.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 19

<cal2>Music Performance. Tony Levin performs with The Michael Sheppard Group at 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $22/advance $25/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Band Performance. George Mason University Band & Wind Symphony performs at 8 p.m. in GMU's Concert Hall. Tickets are $7/adults and $5/students and seniors and can be purchased at www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/departments/music for more information.

Puppet Show. Fairfax County Health Department puppets demonstrate good health practices at 10:30 a.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227. Age 1-6 with adult.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English starts at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Adults. No registration is required.

Math Fun. Challenge your brain at 4 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Age 6-12. No registration is required.

Book Club. Discuss "Photograph" by Penelope Lively at 7:30 p.m. at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. Adults. No registration is required.

Hip & Knee Replacement. Dr. Vinh B. Tran answers your questions at 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Sponsored by Inova HealthSource; sign up by calling 703-204-3366. Adults.

<cal1>Thursday/April 20

<cal2>Band Performance. Ringworm performs with Thine Eyes Bleed, The Absence and more at 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $10/advance $12/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Spring Golf Outing. A fun day of golf will start at 9:45 a.m. at Burke Lake Golf Course. Teams will be selected on day of play. $16 includes golf, lunch and prizes. Optional costs to be paid at the golf course for club rental, pull carts and handicap carts. Each golfer will need to carry clubs with them or indicate if requiring clubs. For registration and volunteer information, call 703-359-2487. Volunteers are needed to assist and advise at each hole.

Lets Hear It for the Girls. Mother-daughter book discussion group starts at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Age 9-11 with adult.

Bunny Hop. Stories and activities at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Age 2-3 years with adult.

Mad Money, Part III. Learn the basics of money management, from opening a bank account to investing. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Sponsored by Operation Hope, Inc. Ages 12-18.

<cal1>Friday/April 21

<cal2>Band Performance. 3StarKarma, Humanroom and The Trustfall perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292 or e-mail ttreynoldsbar@yahoo.com for times and cost.

Music Performance. The Misfits perform with Bella Morte, Eden Burns and more at 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $20/advance $22/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Spring Has Sprung. Seasonal stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055. Age 2-5 with adult.

<cal1>Saturday, April 22

<cal2>Walk-a-thon. Kaps for Kids Annual Walk-a-thon sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities starts at 9 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. $25 to benefit area Ronald McDonald Houses. Choose from a five or one mile walk. Dogs on leashes welcome. Call 703-698-7080 or visit www.kapsforkids.org to register.

Music Performance. 33 West, Agents of the Sun and The Penny perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292 or e-mail ttreynoldsbar@yahoo.com for times and cost.

Band Performance. Jackyl performs with Single Barrel, DNS and more at 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ages 21 and up. Tickets are $22/advance $25/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Theater Performance. "GREASE!" the school version starts at 1 p.m., at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre via Young Peoples Theatre, 10712 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Advance tickets, including lunch, are $15. $10/adult for just the show. Advance tickets must be purchased by Thursday the week of the show. Tickets at the door cost an additional $2 each. Doors open at 12 p.m. Reservations can be made online at www.yptnva.com. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more.

Walk-A-Thon. The Kaps for Kids Family Walk-A-Thon starts at 9 a.m., at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station. Choose from a five mile or a one mile course around the scenic lakeside trail. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Registration is $25, and all registered walkers will receive a Kap for Kids. Visit www.kapsforkids.org to register online or find out more information.

Microsoft Excel. Introduction to creating spreadsheets for people age 13 and up. Starts at 2:30 p.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Garden Show. Celebrate 40 years in bloom from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Presented by the Willow Brook and the Camelot garden clubs. Adults. No registration is required.

Carousel Puppets. Susan Wall's Carousel Puppets present multicultural folktales at 2 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richard Byrd Library. All ages.

Box Rally. A troop rally for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will be from 2-4 p.m., at James Lee Community Center, 2885-A Annandale Road, Falls Church. During the past two years, 400 boxes have been mailed to soldiers. The goal is to pack 200 boxes to send to deployed soldiers. Groups and volunteers are needed to help with this effort. Items are needed to fill the cartons, people to help pack the boxes and sponsors to mail them out. The boxes are the flat rate boxes that cost $8.80 to mail. There is no sign up, just show up. Call Bill Dunn at 703-534-3387 ext. 517.

Art Spotlight. Fairfax City's Spotlight on the Arts 2006 starts with the Fairfax Art League Spotlight Art Show and Reception from 2-4 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. In keeping with the theme for this year's Spotlight Program, "A Celebration of Youth," the art league will expand its regular exhibition to include works by Fairfax High School art students. Both shows will run to May 6. The reception, free to the public, features refreshments and an opportunity to see award-winning works of art. Free parking in nearby city lots. Call 703-352-ARTS ext. 5 or visit www.fairfaxarts.org.

Orchestra Performance. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with Music Director William Hudson, who will conduct the program, performs at 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. A free pre-concert lecture will start at 7 p.m. by Dr. Rachel Franklin. FSO principal double bass Aaron Clay will play Giovanni Bottesini's rarely-heard Concerto No. 2 in B Minor. Another FSO principal, Sharon Lee, will perform as soloist in the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 443. $35-$60 and may be purchased by phone through Tickets.com at 888-945-2468 or at www.fairfaxsymphony.org. Patrons may also buy tickets in person from the GMU by visiting the box office. $15/student with valid ID. Visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Yard Sale. Thousands of collectibles from Barbies to beanies, books and baskets, dolls (antique and valuable), jewelry, watches, fancy bags and more will be offered from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at St. Bernadette's gym, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. All funds go to expansion of ECHO, the all-volunteer, non-profit food and clothing bank serving Springfield and Burke.

Barbershop Harmony Show. The Fairfax Jubil-aires Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents their 50th annual show, "Sound Celebration", at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Ernst Theatre on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Tickets are available at www.thefairfaxjubilaires.org, 703-978-4712 or Lholloway3@cox.net.

<cal1>Sunday/April 23

<cal2>Music Performance. Pianist Jeffrey Siegel completes his 14th season at the Center for the Arts in Fairfax at 7 p.m., in his "Keyboard Conversation" series. A free Young Artists Piano Musicale featuring some of the area's finest youthful pianists will be in Concert Hall lobby at 6 p.m. $17.50-$35. Family Friendly. Tickets for children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 1-888-945-2468 or visit http://www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Spring It On! Arts & Crafts Extravaganza from 12-4 p.m., at Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield. Shop at more than 35 local vendors/crafters. A variety of products will be on display including gourmet food, handmade candles, children's books, crafts, handmade clothing and jewelry, housewares and much more. 703-919-0907.

Theater Performance. "GREASE!" the school version starts at 1 p.m., at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre via Young Peoples Theatre, 10712 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Advance tickets, including lunch, are $15. $10/adult for just the show. Advance tickets must be purchased by Thursday the week of the show. Tickets at the door cost an additional $2 each. Doors open at 12 p.m. Reservations can be made online at www.yptnva.com. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more.

TV Turnoff Week Kick-Off Party. Can your family survive a week without TV? Stop in for fun activities, refreshments, and information starting at 3 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. All ages. No registration is required.

Concert. American Youth Philharmonic with Luis Haza, Conductor and Anthony Maiello, Guest Conductor presents “Profoundly Tchaikovsky” at 1 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax. $14/adult and $10/student or senior. For advance tickets and information visit www.ayporchestras.org or call 703-642-8051, ext. 22. Tickets are also available at the door.

Candidate Forum. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and the Clifton Betterment Association will cosponsor a forum for candidates running in the upcoming Clifton Town elections 7-8:30 p.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Following introductory statements, the candidates will be asked to respond to questions from the audience. The Clifton Betterment Association has invited all candidates to participate in the meeting. Sherry Zachry, LWVFA president, will serve as moderator.

<cal1>Monday/April 24

<cal2>Inova Blood Drive. From 3-8 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred; call 703-698-3885. Adults.

First Page. A group for all aspiring writers, novices and experts of all genres. Starts at 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Adults. No registration is required.

Crafty Kids. Collage it! starts at 3 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Bring your imagination. Age 6-12.

TV Turn-Off Week Music Extravaganza. Hands-on experience playing musical instruments, conducting an orchestra, and singing karaoke starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. All ages.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English starts at 3 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055. Adults.

Golf Tournament. The Elizabeth S. Hartwell Environmental Education Fund Golf Tournament starts at 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park golf course, 10301 Gunston Road, Lorton, with a shotgun start. $80/individual golfer to $5,000/corporate sponsor. Proceeds will benefit environmental education and activities for public lands on the ecologically fragile Mason Neck Peninsula. The project honors the late Elizabeth Hartwell who roused public and political interest to ensure the preservation of more than 5,000 acres on the peninsula. Visit www.HartwellFund.com or call 571-212-2129.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 25

<cal2>Introduction to the Internet. Introduction to the Internet. Learn to use Web browsers and search engines. Starts at 7 p.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227. Age 13 and up.

Book Discussion Group. Discuss "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis at 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Adults. No registration is required.

TV Turn-Off Week Puzzlemania Night. Test your hands and brain starting at 6:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. All ages.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 26

<cal2>Music Performance. Still Remains performs with Demiricous, If Hope Dies and more at 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $10/advance $12/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Poet Performance. Acclaimed poet, Broadway veteran, and multi-faceted artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph performs "Scourge," a re-imagining of his native Haiti, 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts., with a pre-performance discussion beginning at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall. Tickets are $15-$30 and can be purchased at 888-945-2468 or http://www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa for more.

April Rabbits. Stories, activities and a craft starts at 10:30 a.m. at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227. Age 3-5 with adult.

Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English. Starts at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Adults. No registration is required.

Library Writer's Peer Review Group. For those writing scripts or seriously pursuing the path to publication with short fiction or novels. Starts at 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Adults. No registration is required.

Duck, Duck, Goose. Stories, activities and a craft. Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Age 3-5.

TV Turn-Off Week Play With Your Food Night! Experiments and art that you can eat, plus healthy snacks. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. All ages.