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Thursday/April 27

Music Performance. Exodus performs with Cryptopsy, Immolation and more at 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. Tickets are $20/advance $23/door. For more information call 703-569-5940.

Let's Go Shopping. Stories and activities at 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Age 2-5 with adult.

Calling All Guys. Father-son book discussion group starts at 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Age 11-16 with adult.

TV Turn-Off Week Library Bowl. Play a fun trivia game as if you were on TV. Prizes for all players. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. All ages.

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

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 8 p.m., in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization after the city is sacked by the Greeks. A reception with the cast follows this performance. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Theater performance. Springfield Community Theatre presents staged reading "Ancestral Voices," written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Adriana Hardy at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuael United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Drive in Annandale. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and $10 for groups of 10 or more and for Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce members. For reservations, call 703-866-6238.

Friday/April 28

Performance. Bill Gaither will launch a 10th anniversary tour starting at 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are between $17.75-$37.75 and available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 703-573-SEAT.

Band Performance. Bludshot performs 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 Concert. George Mason University presents a Music Scholarship Concert starting at 8 p.m., in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $15/adults and $8/students and seniors and can be purchased at www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/departments/music for more information.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 8 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Theater Performance. W.T. Woodson High School students perform "Jabberwock" at 7:30 p.m. in the W.T. Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $5 seniors, $6 pre-sale, $6 online at www.wtwdrama.org, and $8 at the door. For more, call 703-503-4759.

Concert. German band Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden performs as part of Spotlight on the Arts at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Begins 8 p.m. with polka dancing after the concert. Free. For more, call 703-757-0220.

Theater performance. Springfield Community Theatre presents staged reading "Ancestral Voices," written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Adriana Hardy at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuael United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Drive in Annandale. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and $10 for groups of 10 or more and for Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce members. For reservations, call 703-866-6238.

Cultural Park Opening. The Fairfax County Park Authority will open Mount Air, the community’s first cultural resource park, at 10 a.m. at 8600 Accotink Road in Lorton. Mount Air, built in 1730 and destroyed by fire in 1992, overlooks Accotink Creek in southeastern Fairfax. An open house will follow brief ceremonies. Visitors can see an on-site dig, view artifacts and speak with staff with light refreshments served. For more information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

Saturday/April 29

Strides for Success. The Junior League of Northern Virginia hosts an inaugural 5-kilometer race and 1-kilometer run-walk in Fairfax Corner at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Junior League of Northern Virginia. For more information, visit www.runwashington.com.

Auction. Attend the Saint Leo the Great School 2006 Spring Auction Gala at the School Gymnasium, 3704 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Enjoy cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m. The buffet starts at 7:30 p.m. Live Auction starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. RSVP by April 12. Contact Mary Alice Weigle at 703-385-2989 or wmac6@aol.com, or visit the Web site: www.saintleothegreatschool.org/auction_gala.htm.

Music Performance. Summer Rain and Colouring Lesson 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.

Symphony Performance. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will present a Chamber Music Recital at 8 p.m. The show will feature music by American composers and also Brahms. The concert will take place at Fairfax Old Town Hall. $10/adult. Visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

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.

El Dia de los Ninos. Stories and songs in English and Spanish, plus special guests, crafts, activities and games. Starts at 11 a.m. at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. All ages.

Morning Movie. Ask for title. Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055. All ages.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Theater Performance. W.T. Woodson High School students perform "Jabberwock" at 7:30 p.m., in the W.T. Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $5 seniors, $6 pre-sale, $6 online at www.wtwdrama.org, and $8 at the door. For more, call 703-503-4759.

Concert. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs as part of Spotlight on the Arts at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Begins 8 p.m. with a post-concert reception following. Tickets are $30 adults and $15 students, and are available at the door. For more, visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Theater performance. Springfield Community Theatre presents staged reading "Ancestral Voices," written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Adriana Hardy at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuael United Methodist Church, 7901 Heritage Drive in Annandale. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and $10 for groups of 10 or more and for Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce members. For reservations, call 703-866-6238.

Concert. Gurdaas Maan will present an Indian concert 8:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, George Mason University. Tickets $150, $100, $75, $55 and $35 plus service charges, available at the Patriot Center Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Concert. Summer Rain performs with Baltimore band Colouring Lesson 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynold's, 10414 Main St., in Fairfax. For more information, call TT Reynold's at 703-591-9292.

Sunday/April 30

Marine Band Performance. The band performs at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University. Free. Call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa for more information. Patrons may call the 24-hour Concert Information Line at 202-433-4011 or visit www.marineband.usmc.mil.

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 Turn-Off Week Wrap-Up Party. Prizes, cake and more TV Turn-Off activities starting at 3 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. All ages.

Philharmonic Singers. The National Philharmonic Singers celebrate “Sounds of Spring” at 4 p.m., at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. The program includes Mozart’s "Missa Brevis" in B-Flat and “Ave Verum Corpus” performed with a string quartet comprised of National Philharmonic musicians. A donation to Habitat for Humanity will be made from a free-will offering collected at the concert. Call 703-323-9500 or visit www.lordoflifelutheran.com.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 2 p.m., in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Thursday/May 4

Disney Live. Favorite Disney characters perform at 7 p.m., at George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $21-41 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.patriotcenter.com or www.disneylive.com. Disability seating available.

Used Book Sale. Kings Park Library, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 8 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Theater Performance. W.T. Woodson High School students perform "Jabberwock" at 7:30 p.m. in the W.T. Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $5 seniors, $6 pre-sale, $6 online at www.wtwdrama.org, and $8 at the door. For more, call 703-503-4759.

Friday/May 5

Disney Live. Favorite Disney characters perform at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., at George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $21-41 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.patriotcenter.com or www.disneylive.com. Disability seating available.

Encore Presentation. Encore Presentations of "The Battle of Chantilly" (Ox Hill) movie will start at 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. at the Cinema Arts Theatre in the Fair City Mall, Fairfax. Visit www.cinemaartstheatre.com, or call 703-978-6853. Tickets will be available for sale in person at the theater box office starting on May 1 for $5. DVDs of the movie will be available for $21 including tax before and after the show. Call or e-mail Bert Morgan at bertmorgan@cox.net or 703-378-9743, or Chuck Mauro at cmauro10@aol.com or 703-787-9879.

Used Book Sale. Kings Park Library, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Dance Performance. The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble returns to the Center for the Arts on at 8 p.m., in a co-presentation with Washington Performing Arts Society. Their performance, "Sacred Space/Margam – the Path," is a journey into the inner reaches of sacred Hindu temples. A pre-performance discussion 7:15 p.m. in the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $42, $34, and $21. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. A panel discussion exploring political, social and psychological responses to genocide follows this performance. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Theater Performance. W.T. Woodson High School students perform "Jabberwock" at 7:30 p.m. in the W.T. Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $5 seniors, $6 pre-sale, $6 online at www.wtwdrama.org, and $8 at the door. For more, call 703-503-4759.

Concert. La Salle Dance Orchestra presents an evening of dancing music from 8-11 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive in Fairfax. Part of the 2006 Spotlight on the Arts festival, the concert will feature tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, with free dance lessons between the orchestra breaks. Tickets $10. For more, call 703-425-7926 or visit www.lasalledanceorchestra.com.

Saturday/May 6

Civil War Weekend. The City of Fairfax, Historic Fairfax City, Inc. and re-enactment group Fairfax Rifles offer a weekend of Civil War events and activities at the historic Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Events include a reenactment of the famous Mosby raid, speakers’ and booksellers’ tents, children’s boot camp, and music by 2nd South Carolina String Band and Southern Horizon. Free parking and shuttle service provided at Democracy Square parking lot, 10340 Democracy Lane. Admission $3 for adults and $1 for children. Proceeds benefit Blenheim. For information, call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Disney Live. Favorite Disney characters perform at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $21-41 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.patriotcenter.com or www.disneylive.com. Disability seating available.

Spring Dance. Equality Fairfax and Dulles Triangles are partnering to co-sponsor the annual Spring Dance from 6 p.m.-1 a.m., at Holiday Inn Tysons Corner Hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, for appetizers, a no-host bar, and a sit-down dinner before dancing and socializing. Visit www.equalityfairfax.org.

Book Signing. Beth Carpenter, author of the novel “Behind the Eyes of Dorian Gray,” will be signing copies of her book from 3-5 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Fair Lakes Promenade. Carpenter’s book continues the story of the title character, first introduced in 1891 by Oscar Wilde in his novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

Fund-raiser. A silent art auction presented by Marlin Art, Inc. and sponsored by St. Peters in the Woods Church, to benefit a 2006 Mission Trip to Honduras, starts at 6 p.m., at St. Peters in the Woods, 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station. $15/adult. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert and coffee will be served. Call Mike at 703-503-9210.

Used Book Sale. Kings Park Library, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Music Performance. Appalachia Waltz, made up of fiddler/composer and jazz player Mark O’Connor, cellist Natalie Haas and violist Carol Cook plays a hybrid of Americana, folk and chamber music at 8 p.m. in George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion begins at 7:15 p.m. on the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $42, $34 and $22. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. For more, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 8 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Theater Performance. W.T. Woodson High School students perform "Jabberwock" at 7:30 p.m. in the W.T. Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $5 seniors, $6 pre-sale, $6 online at www.wtwdrama.org, and $8 at the door. For more, call 703-503-4759.

Cross-County Trail Opening. Fairfax County officials and community members will mark the official opening of the trail with a day of events across the county. Ribbon-cuttings are 7 a.m. at Difficult Run Stream Valley Park in Great Falls, 9 a.m. at Oak Marr RECenter Trailhead Area, 3200 Jermantown Road in Oakton, 11:30 a.m. at Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale, 2 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Road in Springfield, and 7 p.m. next to the Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8400 Lorton Road in Laurel Hill. Music will accompany the Laurel Hill event, which will be followed by a fireworks display at dark. For more, call 703-324-8662 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Model Train Weekend. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum offers train displays 12-5 p.m., at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Potomac H-O Module Crew and Monty's Lego model trains will run in the community room and N scale on the Northern Virginia NTRAK permanent layout in the caboose. Tickets $2 adults, $1 children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under. For more, call 703-866-3036.

Theater Performance. The Capital Baptist Homeschool Players in Annandale present an evening of three short comedies 7 p.m. at Capital Baptist Church, 3504 Gallows Road in Annandale. They will perform Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," "The Apple" by Jimmy Brunelle and "Clown Court" by Judy Wicklund. Admission $4 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and information, call Julie Montgomery at 703-730-6364 or e-mail tom.julielbc@comcast.net.

Concert. The City of Fairfax Band offers its annual Spotlight on the Arts concert celebrating freedom at 8 p.m., at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Featured works include "Festival of Freedom," a walk through American history through song with the Fairfax High School A Capella Choir and Mark Camphouse's tribute to Rosa Parks, "A Movement for Rosa." Tickets are $10 adults, and $5 seniors and students. For more, call 703-757-0220 or visit www.fairfaxband.org.

Folk Concert. The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra will perform "Music for Peasants and Princes" at 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center of Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale. Performers include Andrei Saveliev on balalaika and Anatoli Panchoshny on basso. Tickets are $20 regular admission and $18 seniors and students, and can be purchased at www.balalaika.org. or by calling 703-744-9151. For more information, call Joel Leonard at 703-549-2010 or e-mail joel-leonard@comcast.net.

Walk for Life. Catholic Charities’ annual Walk for Life will take place at Paul VI High School, 10675 Lee Highway in Fairfax beginning with check-in at 10 a.m. The walk, which is between 1.5 and 3 miles, raises funds for medical assistance, foster care, adoption services, and counseling through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA). Participants will receive a T-shirt and complimentary picnic lunch. Basic registration, which covers lunch and four T-shirts, is $15, seniors $10, family for $40. Walkers are encouraged to collect donations, which are tax deductible and may be turned in on the day of the walk. For registration information, visit www.ccda.net or call 703-425-0100 and 540-371-1124.

Yard Sale. Burke Centre Conservancy offers its annual yard sale on the Conservancy grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway in Burke. The sale will take place rain or shine 8 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Conservancy office at 703-978-2928.

Art Exhibit. Opening reception for Fairfax artist Amy Lin, 4-6 p.m. in the Fisher Gallery of the Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., in Alexandria. Lin's work is displayed until Saturday, June 10 in the gallery. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more, visit www.amylinart.com.

Sunday/May 7

Civil War Weekend. The City of Fairfax, Historic Fairfax City, Inc. and re-enactment group Fairfax Rifles offer a weekend of Civil War events and activities at the historic Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Events include a reenactment of the famous Mosby raid, speakers’ and booksellers’ tents, children’s boot camp, and music by 2nd South Carolina String Band and Southern Horizon. Free parking and shuttle service provided at Democracy Square parking lot, 10340 Democracy Lane. Admission $3 for adults and $1 for children. Proceeds benefit Blenheim. For information, call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Disney Live. Favorite Disney characters perform 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $21-41 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.patriotcenter.com or www.disneylive.com. Disability seating available.

Used Book Sale. Kings Park Library, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Theater Performance. The George Mason University Players performs Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy "Trojan Women" at 2 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Directed by GMU faculty member Edward Gero, the play recounts the final moments of Trojan civilization. Tickets are $10 and $7 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Limited free tickets available to Mason students.

Model Train Weekend. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum offers train displays 1-4 p.m., at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Potomac H-O Module Crew and Monty's Lego model trains will run in the community room and N scale on the Northern Virginia NTRAK permanent layout in the caboose. Tickets $2 adults, $1 children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under. For more, call 703-866-3036.

Monday/May 8

Charity Golf Event. The 9th Annual Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (BVFRD) charity golf tournament will tee off at 1 p.m., at Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and all proceeds will benefit local fire and rescue service in the community. Sponsorship support is available starting at $300. The fee for individual players is $175. Call assistant fire chief Dave Gudinas for sponsorship options or for more information at 703-980-2964, e-mail bvfrdgolftournament@cox.net, or visit www.bvfrd.org.

Tuesday/May 9

Book Discussion. Author Richard B. Frank discusses the Pacific war. Starts 7:30 p.m. Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Free. To register, call 703-293-6227.

Wednesday/May 10

Museum Forum. The Friends of Fairfax Station will host its quarterly forum 7:30-9 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Authors Don Hakenson and Gregg Dudding will present "The Exploits of John Mosby in the Northern Virginia Area." Free. Call 425-9225 for more information.

Thursday/May 11

Design Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection invites everyone to "Decorating With Style" on Thursday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club. $14 includes the luncheon and free child-care for children 6 months old-6 years old. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 8, at 12 p.m., to 703-768-4186 or 703-569-4670 or e-mail to SprngAlexWmnConn@msn.com. Nancy Whiting, an interior designer who was selected to participate in the Loudoun Art Council's 2005 Designer Showhouse, will share easy and simple decorating tips.

Saturday/May 13

"That's Entertainment." Celebrate Communication 2006 with a free community event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts where more than 50 Exhibitors will be offering information on topics such as "Enjoying Music, TV and Theatre when you're hard of hearing," assistive Technologies, Sign Language, hearing aids, local support groups and hearing dogs. Rockin' Mother Goose will be there to entertain the children, along with "Music Together" of Vienna. Other children's activities will be offered as well as special vendor demonstrations and snack bar. For continuous updates, visit the Northern Virginia Resource Center at www.nvrc.org, call 703-352-9055(V), 9056(TTY) or contact Bonnie O'Leary at boleary@nvrc.org.

First Annual Daddy and Daughter Prom. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Girls ages 10 and under and their fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, or honorary fathers are invited to attend the dance, 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Prom admission is $50 per Dad and Date and $10 per extra daughter. The event will be split into two separate dances, with a dance for children 6 and under beginning at 5 p.m., and 6-to-10-year-olds' dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Contact Laurie Schaefer Boiardi, Event Co-Chair at 202-210-3812 or DadDaughterProm@aol.com.

Book Signing. Artist Howard Behrens will be on hand from 1-3 p.m. to sign copies of his coffee-table book, "The Best of Behrens" at Broadway Gallery, 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive in Fairfax. He will also unveil his latest collection of works, which will be on display throughout the month of May. Free.

Concert. "Rock Stars" will present an Indian concert 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, George Mason University. Tickets are $250, $150, $100, $75, $55 and $35 plus service charges. Tickets available at the Patriot Center Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Chorale Concert. The Springfield Chorale concludes its 30th anniversary season with a gala night of song and celebration 8 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road in Springfield. The Chorale will present tunes from past seasons including folk songs, spirituals, Broadway show tunes, and American popular song. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts follow the performance. Tickets $20 advance and $15 at the door, with students $18 and $23 at the door. For information or tickets call 703-239-2180 or visit www.springfieldchorale.org.

Monday/May 15

Golf Classic. Vienna Youth Lacrosse will host its first annual Golf Classic at International C.C., 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax. Registration starts at noon; shotgun start at 1 p.m. $160 per player; $600 per foursome; sponsorships available. Proceeds go to help fund the new coach training initiative. For details on how to play or sponsor, go to www.viennalacrosse.org or call 703-715-8778.

Golf Tournament. Food for Others is hosting the Marblex Golf Tournament at Bull Run Golf Club, Haymarket, Va. The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. and registration opens at 12 p.m. The format is a four person captain's choice. Cost is $500/foursome and $125/person before April 30. $600/foursome and $150/person after April 30. There will be a boxed lunch, gourmet Aloha dinner, and contests and prizes. All proceeds will be used to support emergency food service programs. Almost 98 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to food program expenses. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit the tournament Web site at www.tournamentor.com/foodforothers.

Wednesday/May 17

Art Show and Auction. The Clifton Community Woman's Club will host a prelude to its annual Homes Tour from 5-8 p.m., at the Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. The event features a boutique, silent auction and local women's art show and sale. For more, call 703-830-3705 or 703-830-3418.

Thursday/May 18

Home Tour. The Homes Tour, an annual fund raiser to benefit local charities and scholarships, is sponsored by the Clifton Community Woman's Club goes from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased at several locations in and around Clifton including Baskets and Boughs, Willow Antiques, Cottage Art, Judy Ryan in Twinbrook Shopping Center and other locations. Tickets will be available in homes on tour as well. Call 703-830-3705 or 703-830-3418.

Friday/May 19

Book Discussion. Author Frank Kurt Cylke discusses the latest in vision and hearing services. Starts at 10 a.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Free. 793-324-8380.

Concert. The U.S. Navy Band presents a concert featuring the winner of the 2006 Navy Band High School Concerto Competition at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road in Springfield. Free. For more information, call 202-433-2525 or visit www.navyband.navy.mil.

Saturday/May 20

Morning at the Movies. The Ashley Fister Cole Foundation invites the community to its fourth annual "Morning at the Movies" charity event 9 a.m., at the Lee Highway Multiplex in Merrifield. The event is a screening of the new DreamWorks animated film, "Over the Hedge," with bagels, donuts, coffee, juice boxes, and other food items available at a charity snack bar. All proceeds will be used to continue the monthly Melanoma Support Group begun in 2003. Advance tickets recommended; purchase by mailing a donation to the Ashley Fister Cole Foundation Morning at the Movies 2006, 9601 Hershour Court, Fairfax, VA 22032. For more information, call 703-323-4683 or visit www.ashleyfistercolefoundation.org.