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<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 19

<cal2>Live Music. Join guitarist David Rastall, Patricia Rogers and pianist Barbara Cackler for the Friday Morning Music Club concert is at 11 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive in Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

Stories. "Bundle Up," featuring stories, activities and a craft about dressing for the cold, for ages 3-5, is at 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Group. "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.

Book Group. An adult book discussion group meets at 7 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. New members welcome, call for title. Call 703-339-7385.

Tiny Tots. Short stories, fingerplays and activities, for ages 13-17 months, are at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. Short stories, fingerplays and activities, for ages 18-23 months, are at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Open House. Fairfax Civitan Club’s “Hors d’oeuvres and Civitan” open house will be open from 4-8 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center Complex in the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Room 206A, Fairfax. E-mail President Steve Leonard at steve@leonardfamily.org or call 703-401-7741.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 20

<cal2>Live Performance. Charles Dutoit conducts a performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25-$50, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Falls Church High School presents Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” The performance starts at 7:30 p.m., in Spratley Auditorium at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Free.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 21

<cal2>Computer Class. "Computers Demystified," a class on basic computer skills for adults, is at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

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

Chilly Things. A Hidden Pond Nature Center naturalist discusses Fairfax County wildlife in winter, at 10:15 a.m., at Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Live Concert. Rude Buddha and Ballyhoo perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. The Fairfax Symphony, featuring David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, performs at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $35-60, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25-30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Jazz Performance. Rick Whitehead, a Northern Virginia jazz guitarist, performs with nationally known bass player Joe Byrd 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., at 49 West, 49 West St., Annapolis, Md. $20 cover charge. Call 410-626-9796 for reservations. Whitehead teaches jazz at George Mason University, Shenandoah University, Winchester and in his studio.

Concert. Downtown Singapore performs at The Space, 6632 Electronic Drive, Springfield. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All ages. $8/person.

Theater Performance. Falls Church High School presents Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” The two performances starts at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in Spratley Auditorium at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Free.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 22

<cal2>Blood Drive. An Inova Blood Drive, for adults, is from 12-5 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required, appointments preferred. Call 703-698-3885.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 4 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Benefit Concert. Capitol Steps performs at a benefit for United Community Ministries at 4:30 p.m., at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria Tickets are available for reserved seating/$65 and unreserved seating/$35. Reserved seating includes appetizers, wine and waiter service. Capitol Steps is a popular musical political satire troupe who has performed for UCM for 13 years. Call 703-768-7106 ext. 346 for tickets.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 23

<cal2>Crafts. Snowy day crafts, for ages 6-12, are at 3 p.m., at Kings Park Community Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Writers' Group. "First Page," a group for all aspiring writers, is at 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. No registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Book Group. A discussion of "Got Tape? Roll Out the Fun with Duct Tape" by Elle Schiedermayer, for ages 11-16, is at 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Stories. "Starlight Time: Stargazers," featuring stories, activities and a craft, for ages 6-12, is at 7 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Art Exhibit. "Living dream in a dying village," an exhibit of 25 drawings/paintings created by Chinese orphans with AIDS run through Jan. 27, at Gallery 123, Mason Hall on Mason Pond Drive, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment. Visit www.gmu.edu/gallery.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 24

<cal2>Book Group. An adult discussion of "Handling Sin" by Michael Malone, is at 7:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. No registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Stories. "Ice and Snow," featuring stories, activities and a craft, for ages 2-5, is at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Stories. Stories and activities, for ages 24-35 months, are at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 25

<cal2>Stories. Stories, activities and a craft about winter weather, for ages 2-5, are at 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Research Help. A session on business research using library databases, for ages 13 and up, is at 7 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Writers' Group. A peer review group for writers seriously pursuing the path to publication with short fiction, novels or scripts, is at 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. No registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Stories. "Mitten Weather," featuring stories and activities about cold weather, for ages 3-5, is at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Pet Psychic. Diane Roadcap, a pet psychic, will be doing readings of pet photographs, from 6-9 p.m., at Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. The event is a fund raiser for Riverside Rescue, an animal rescue program. Call 703-924-1701.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Stories. "Moving Along," featuring stories and activities about action, for ages 2-5, is at 1 p.m., at Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Stories. "Puppy Tales and Kitten Capers," featuring stories and activities about pets, for ages 2-5, is at Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Live Concert. Bludshot performs at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Performance. The Mill Run Dulcimer Band 8 p.m., performs at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxarts.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 28

<cal2>Concert. Method of Friction, Suicide City, Saint Diablo, Site of Suffering, Eden Burns, Undaunted, Age of Decay and In Alcatraz 1962 play at 2:15 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Live Performance. The Black Watch and Band of the Welsh Guard perform at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22-44, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Family Film. A family film is shown, at 10:30 a.m., at Richard Byrd Community Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call for title. Call 703-451-8055.

Live Concert. Head performs at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25-30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Robinson High School Theatre Presents: “IHOT” International House of Theatre, folk tales from around the world, starting at 7:30 p.m., at Russell Theatre at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $5/person and available at the door, online and advance sale at www.robinsondrama.org. 703-426-2123.

Exhibit. The Loft Gallery’s 20 Women Celebrate 20 Years in Occoquan, VA by offering savings up to 70 percent on selected original artwork. Come for cake and meet the artists at 11 a.m., at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Artists work in many mediums, including acrylics, alkyds, oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, mono-prints, Chinese Brush painting, watercolors, stained and fused glass. Exhibit runs until Sunday, Mar. 5. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. Contact: Marni Maree at 703-569-5731 or e-mail at mmaree@cox.net.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Live Performance. Jeffrey Siegel presents "Mozart and Chopin: Virtuoso Variations" at 7 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $17.50-35, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 4 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. The Young Artists Piano Musicale is at 6 p.m., at George Mason University's Concert Hall Lobby, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The concert is free. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 1 p.m., at George Mason University's Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $14 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Robinson High School Theatre Presents: “IHOT” International House of Theatre, folk tales from around the world, starting at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Russell Theatre at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $5/person and available at the door, online and advance sale at www.robinsondrama.org. Call 703-426-2123.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 30

<cal2>Stories. "Starlight Time: Stargazers," featuring stories, activities and a craft, for ages 6-12, is at 7 p.m., at Lorton Community Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Call 703-339-7385.

Theater Performance. Robinson High School Theatre Presents: “IHOT” International House of Theatre, folk tales from around the world, starting at 2 p.m. at Russell Theatre at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $5/person and available at the door, online and advance sale at www.robinsondrama.org. 703-426-2123.

Dinner, Wine and Opera. Dolce Vita Restaurant, 10824 Lee Highway, Fairfax, and George Mason University’s Friends of Music host a dinner, wine and opera with four courses paired with Italian wines from 7-9:30 p.m. $75/person, including wine, tax and gratuity. GMU’s vocal studies students will sing selections from Mozart, Verdi and Puccini. Contact Dolce Vita Restaurant to make reservations at 703-385-1530.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 31

<cal2> Exhibit. Collapse, a sculpture installation by Ledelle Moe will be featured at George Mason Fine Arts Gallery, on the Fairfax campus. The exhibit is open Mondays-Thursdays from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. The exhibit will run through March 3.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 1

<cal2> Speaker. Newt Gingrich responds to President Bush’s State of the Union Address, discusses the importance of political activism and answers questions. 11 a.m. at Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Free. Contact Jessie Zahorian at 703-323-2169 or e-mail jzahorian@nvcc.edu.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 2

<cal2>Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 4

<cal2>Live Show. The Ahn Trio perform classical music at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $20-40, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25-30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. The festival takes place in downtown Fairfax with many activities including Chocolate Challenge, taste of chocolate, pancake breakfast and activities for children. Advanced tickets will be sold until Feb. 3, for $5. Visit www.chocolatefestival.net for activities, times and prices.

Seminar. Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI) presents its fourth annual Events 101 community event planning workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Enjoy a day of learning how to develop successful programming, securing sponsorships, public relations planning, and much more. The cost for the conference is $49 per Fairfax County resident, $69 for non-Fairfax County organizations and for-profit businesses, and $29 for student registrants. For more information on attending Events 101, call 703-324-5303 or visit www.events101.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 2 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. The festival takes place in downtown Fairfax with many activities including Chocolate Challenge, taste of chocolate, pancake breakfast and activities for children. Advanced tickets will be sold until Feb. 3, for $5. Visit www.chocolatefestival.net for activities, times and prices.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Children’s Performance. The Home School Family Band performs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxarts.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 7

<cal2>Barney Live. "Barney Live! The Let's Go Tour," is at 6:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $18.50-$28.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Orchestra Performance. Join the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra for a performance starting at 8 p.m. at the concert hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7/adult and $5/students and seniors. Tickets are available through tickets.com, 888-945-2468 or in person at the Center for the Arts box office. Call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Exhibit. The Heart of Winter, featuring watercolor paintings by Shirley Hales of Lorton opens at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit runs through Mar. 6. Gallery hours are Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-494-0584.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Barney Live. "Barney Live! The Let's Go Tour," is at 6:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $18.50-$28.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Railroad Forum. The Friends of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum hosts a quarterly forum from 7:30-9 p.m. at the railroad museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Ira Reed, a collector of Virginia railroad memorabilia for nearly three decades, will tell some of the story of Virginia's railroads as seen through a representative selection of artifacts from his extensive collection. Free. 425-9225.

Meeting. To learn more about NARFE or become a member, please join the members of Springfield Chapter 893 at 1 p.m. at The American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Contact Chapter President, Joan McDonald at 703-643-2658 or by e-mail at vpmjam@aol.com.

<cal1> Thursday/Feb. 9

<cal2>Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection invites everyone to “Love in the Air” on Feb. 9 at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost of $14.00 includes the luncheon and free child-care for 6 months- 6 years. Reservations must be made by noon, Monday, Feb. 6, to 703-768-4186, or 703-451-0677 or e-mail to SprngAlexWmnConn@msn.com. Come be serenaded by the all-male octet, “The Joint Heirs.” Former newborn photographer and present MOPS teacher, Patricia Evans, will share “Playing dress-up with paper dolls.”

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 10

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

Live Performance. The Mark Morris Dance Group performs at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22-44, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Live Performance. The Mark Morris Dance Group performs at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22-44, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Live performance. Capitol Steps performs 7 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $25/person or $20/groups of 10 or more. Call 703-923-0132.

Live Performance. Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic performs 5 p.m., at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wmpa.us or call 703-799-8229.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Concert. Third Day, featuring the David Crowder Band, performs at 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $27.50 and $17.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Live Music. The Friday Morning Music Club concert is at 11 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive in Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Live Concert. Martina McBride performs at 7:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $49.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Live Performance. Virginia Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $44-84, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Sunday/ Feb. 19

<cal2>Model Train Event. N Scale Model Trains will be running from 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host their monthly display. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children 4 -10. Call 703-425-9225.