0
Votes

Calendar

To have community events listed in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at burke@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks prior to the date of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6459.

Thursday/July 27

Summer Concert. The City of Fairfax Band performs 8 p.m. on the City Hall lawn, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Free. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. For more, contact the City of Fairfax Band office at 703-757-0220 or info@fairfaxband.org. Visit www.fairfaxband.org.

Summer Concert Series. King Teddy performs their swing music at 7:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park located at the corner of Heritage Drive and Four Year Run. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for information regarding possible weather cancellations.

Jewelry Making. 2 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For children ages 8-12. 703-293-6227.

Live in the Cellar. Basement D.J. dance party 10 p.m.-1a.m. at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Free. 703-293-9600.

FamilySearch Introduction. Adults use the geneology databases and the Family History library catalog to search for ancestors at 7 p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Stevens Puppets. The timeless classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for all ages at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. 703-978-5600.

Sing Along with Books. Ages 2-5 with adult enjoy tuneful tales and activities at 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Jonathan Austin. Enjoy juggling, magic and unicycle fun at 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Ages 6-12. 703-339-7385.

Miss Belle’s Sing-Along. All ages enjoy old favorites and original songs at 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke. 703-644-7333.

Brain Benders. Enjoy everyday objects through scientific eyes at 2:30 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Ages 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Chipotle Fundraiser. Chipotle, which opens a new location in Springfield Plaza Friday, July 28, offers a pre-opening fundraiser 5-8 p.m. at 7110 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield Plaza. A door charge of $5 gives all visitors a gourmet burrito and drink, and 100 percent of proceeds go towards a new artificial turf for the Springfield Youth Club. 703-644-6982.

Friday/July 28

Outdoor Band Performance. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas perform at 7:30 p.m. at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax as part of Braddock Nights. All ages. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-324-SHOW.

Outdoor Band Performance. Ollantay, a group performing Andean music, performs at 7:30 p.m. at 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469.

Band Performance. Local alternative rock band Summer Rain will perform at 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Must be 18+ to attend. The group will be performing with bands Spilt and Uncle Soup. 703-591-9292 or www.summerrainmusic.com.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3638 for fee.

Live Music. Na Maragan plays traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live Music. Lionize plays 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Groundbreaking Ceremony. The Fairfax County Park Authority will break ground on two synthetic turf fields in an effort to increase field capacity and availability throughout the county. Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. at Wakefield Park in Annandale and 10:30 a.m. at Mason District Park, also in Annandale. Contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

Outdoor Concert. Adrienne Young & Little Sadie perform bluegrass music at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria at 7:30 as part of Lee District Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Band Performance. Y & T with Grayson Manor performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7p.m. Ages 21 and up. $25 in advance and $28 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Band Performance. Hellenback performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Saturday/July 29

Groundbreaking Ceremony. In preparation for the building of a parking lot and new library in Burke. Contact Pat Riedinger, Friends of the Library president, to participate in planning for the event. 703-830-3705.

Outdoor Band Performance. Terpsichore performs their Scottish music at 7:30 p.m. at the Lee District Park Amphitheater located at 6601 Telegraph Road in Franconia. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. the evening of the show for information regarding weather cancellations.

Live Music. Na Maragan plays traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live Music. Traditional Irish music. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Musicians will practice and play traditional Irish music. Free. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Basement D.J. dance party 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Free. 703-293-9600.

Band Performance. Suicide City with Hexerei performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 2 p.m. All ages. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Microsoft PowerPoint. Adults learn how to create an attractive presentation at 2:30 p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Umang Indian Dance Group. Indian dance performance for all ages at 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Band Performance. Justin performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Arts in the Parks. Pirate Jack, a children's educational program. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6601.

Band Performance. Local alternative rock bands Odzar and Bob will perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Must be 18 and up to attend. The group will be performing with bands Revel and Kick in the Pants. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Children’s Show. Join Pirate Jack with his colorful costumes, energy and mastery of traditional instruments at 10 a.m. at the Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. For more information, call 703-323-6601.

Sunday/July 30

Local Band Performance. Three up-and-coming NoVa bands perform for all ages at 5 p.m. at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Visit www.ttreynolds.com for show details.

Live Music. Andre Fox and Eric Portch performs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Free. 703-293-9600.

Band Performance. Suffocation with Goatwhore performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 5p.m. All ages. $20 in advance and $23 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Monday/July 31

Half Price Night. 4-10 p.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Customers can get half price on all Irish food, excluding Irish Breakfeast. 703-293-9600.

Nature Talk. "Flora Fauna Presents: Salamanders" at Hidden Pond Nature Center 3-3:30 p.m. Learn the difference between lizards and salamanders. For ages 3-5 years old. Free. Reservations required. 703-451-9588.

Discover Drawing. Learn the basics from a graphic artist at 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Ages 6-12. 703-339-7385.

Open Mic Night. TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax, will have an Open Mic Night from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Must be 21 and up to attend. 703-591-9292.

Tuesday/Aug. 1

Band Performance. King's Park Concert Band presents a free concert 7:30 p.m., Parliament Pool, Kings Park. Visit www.kingsparkband.org or contact Richard Robison at 540-840-3641.

Karaoke. Live in the Cellar 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Jewelry-Making Workshop. Create bracelets and earrings with Shannyn Snyder from Whispering Eden at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 12-18. 703-978-5600.

Band Performance. New music showcase at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Wednesday/Aug. 2

Texas Hold-Em'. 7-10 p.m. at The Auld Shebeen 7931 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Outdoor Concert. Squeeze Bayou performs Cajun music at Lee District Park Ampitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia at 7:30 p.m. as part of Lee District Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Mad Hatter Tea Party. Come and enjoy activities and a craft at 2 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Brain Benders. Enjoy everyday objects through scientific eyes at 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Richard Byrd Explores. Enjoy hands-on exploration of slugs and snails at 1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Ages 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Thursday/Aug. 3

Live in the Cellar. Basement D.J. dance party 10 p.m.-1a.m. at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Free. 703-293-9600.

Outdoor Performance. The Hula Monsters perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of Braddock Nights. This swing band with a Hawaiian flavor perform at Ossian Hall Park located at the corner of Heritage Drive and Four Year Run in Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for information on weather cancellations.

Outdoor Performance. The United States Navy Band perform their jazz style music 7:30 p.m. as part of Braddock Nights. Concert will take place at Lake Accotink Park located at 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for information on weather cancellations.

Poker Night. The Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce has its first annual poker night with a cash bar in Williams Memorial Hall at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. $35 entry fee. Reservations required. 703-591-2450.

Know Your Ancestors. Make a family tree and start researching genealogy at 2 p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ages 8-12. 703-293-6227.

Jonathan Austin. Ages 6-12 enjoy juggling, magic and unicycling fun at 7p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Daytime Discussion Group. Adults discuss "Ladies of Missalonghi" by Colleen McCullough at 12:15p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

African Performance. Nana Malaya and the Nubian Theatre, Dance and Music Co. perform at 7p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Dragon Tales. All ages enjoy storyteller Gary Lloyd introduce tales with a giant brass gong at 2p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055.

Band Performance. Street Legal performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Theater Performance. The world premiere of "It Takes A Shoemaker," a musical for all ages at 7:30 p.m. in the St. John Neumann Parish Center Auditorium, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. The show, which benefits Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transition Services, features professional and local actors and The Fairfax Jubil-Aires. Tickets $10 adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Call 703-860-8510 or visit www.saintjn.org.

Friday/Aug. 4

Bingo. 7:30 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3638 for fee.

Music Performance. The U.S. Navy Band and specialty groups will present "Commodores," a jazz ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. Call 202-433-2525 or visit www.navyband.navy.mil.

Outdoor Concert. Esencia Tropical performs Salsa music at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria at 7:30 as part of Lee District Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Band Performance. Faster Pussycat with Adler's Appetite and Banjo Tango performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7:30p.m. Ages 21 and up. $17 in advance and $20 at the door. 703-569-5940.

African Performance. Nana Malaya and the Nubian Theatre Co. performs 2:30p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Band Performance. Eden Falling performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Outdoor Concert. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's German Band performs Bavarian music at 7:30 p.m. at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax as part of Braddock Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Band Performance. Falling Sideways will perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Theater Performance. The world premiere of "It Takes A Shoemaker," a musical for all ages at 7:30 p.m. in the St. John Neumann Parish Center Auditorium, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. The show, which benefits Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transition Services, features professional and local actors and The Fairfax Jubil-Aires. Tickets $10 adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Call 703-860-8510 or visit www.saintjn.org.

Saturday/Aug. 5

Band Performance. Wednesday 13 with Bella Morte performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7p.m. All ages. $13 in advance and $15 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Band Performance. JAH WORKS performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Arts in the Parks. OTO Percussion Duo, a children's educational program. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6601.

Band Performance. Down to This will perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Theater Performance. The world premiere of "It Takes A Shoemaker," a musical for all ages at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the St. John Neumann Parish Center Auditorium, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. The show, which benefits Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transition Services, features professional and local actors and The Fairfax Jubil-Aires. Tickets $10 adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Call 703-860-8510 or visit www.saintjn.org.

Sunday/Aug. 6

Concert. Van Morrison performs live at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $225, $125, $85, $65, and $45 plus service charges. Order by phone at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Bass Fishing Tournament. The Fountainhead Bass Club will be holding a bass fishing tournament beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Occoquan Reservoir in Fountainhead Regional Park, Hampton Road, Fairfax Station. $40/boat.

Band Performance. Element of Addiction will perform at 10 p.m. at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292.

Theater Performance. The world premiere of "It Takes A Shoemaker," a musical for all ages at 2 p.m. in the St. John Neumann Parish Center Auditorium, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. The show, which benefits Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transition Services, features professional and local actors and The Fairfax Jubil-Aires. Tickets $10 adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Call 703-860-8510 or visit www.saintjn.org.

Monday/Aug. 7

Nature Talk. "Flora Fauna Presents: Pond Life" at Hidden Pond Nature Center 3-3:30 p.m. Learn about the fish, insects and other critters that reside in the pond. For ages 3-5 years old. Free. Reservations required. To make reservations call 703-451-9588.

Nature Talk. "Gross Encounters: Scoop on Poop" at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Rodney Dungford reveals all his knowledge about scat, frass, droppings and poop left behind by wildlife. Rubber gloves provided. For ages 6 and up. Cost is $5. Reservations required. For more or to make reservations call 703-451-9588.

Singing Rocks, Black Light and Spectral Colors. Simple science activities at 10:30 a.m. Ages 8-12 at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Zany Theatre. Ages 6-12 help twist and act out two plays at 2 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Starlight Story Time. Ages 6-12 enjoy music, fun and stories and even make a craft for a trip to the beach at 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Umang Indian Dance Group. Performance for all ages at 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Open Mic Night. TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax, will have an Open Mic Night from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Must be 21 and up to attend. 703-591-9292.

Tuesday/Aug. 8

Community Volunteer Fair. Talk to a variety of nonprofit organizations and Fairfax County agencies about volunteer opportunities 7-9 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Over ten organizations will be participating in the fair. Contact Marsha Ashmore at mashmore@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3460.

Band Performance. Cellador with Engage and Tugnut performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Zany Theatre. Ages 6-12 help twist and act out two fairytales at 2 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. All ages enjoy old favorites and orginal songs at 2:30 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Joe Pipik's Back Pack Puppets. Ages 3-6 enjoy a high-energy introduction to puppets with a pre-show sing-along at 10:30 a.m at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Band Performance. New music showcase at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Wednesday/Aug. 9

Nature Talk. "Flora Fauna Presents: Toads" at Hidden Pond Nature Center 3-3:30 p.m. Learn about toads and meet some of the center residents. For ages 3-5 years old. Free. Reservations required. For more information or to make reservations call 703-451-9588.

Outdoor Concert. The Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute of Washington, D.C. performs Chinese music at 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Ampitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia as part of Lee District Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Band Performance. Immolation with Skinless performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6:30p.m. All ages. $16 in advance and $18 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Who's Awake in the Night? Find out what animals do while people sleep at 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Cody and B.J. Jammin' Beach Party. All ages enjoy live music and parrot at 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Quarterly Forum. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Quarterly Forum will be from 7:30-9 p.m. at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Michael Mescher, an authority in the study of Civil War period toys and games will demonstrate period games for both children and adults. Free. 703-425-9225.

Career Opportunity. The national organizational leader of 2 Sisters Gourmet, Kathy King, will discuss available careers with her company at 7 p.m. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club at 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. www.twosistersgourmet.com/web/barb.

Thursday/Aug. 10

Dance Event. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection offers "Dancing Like the Stars" 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ft. Belvoir Officer's Club. Instructors from Arthur Murray's Dance Studio teach participants how to dance. The cost is $14 and includes lunch and free child-care. Reservations must be made by noon on Monday, Aug. 7. To reserve a spot, call 703-768-4186 or 703-569-4670 or send an e-mail to sawmcon@comcast.net.

Outdoor Performance. Reggae band Shango perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Braddock Nights Summer concert series at Ossian Hall Park located at the corner of Heritage Drive and Four Year Run in Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for information on weather cancellations.

Who's Awake in the Night? Find out what animals do while people sleep at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Martha's Castle. Enjoy Medieval revelry at 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Ages 6-10. 703-339-7385.

Who's Awake in the Night? Discover what animals do while people sleep at 2:30 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Ages 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Band Performance. Street Legal performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Friday/Aug. 11

Nature Night Hike. Learn about the nocturnal activities of forest inhabitants at Lake Accotink Park, 8:30-10 p.m. Ages 7 and up. Dress for the weather and leave flashlights at home. $5/adult, $3/child under age 16. To register, send participants's name, address, phone number, age, program title and a check payable to FCPA, to Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, Virginia 22150. Please call 703-569-0285 for credit card registrations or more information. Refunds issued only if hike in cancelled.

Outdoor Concert. Junkyard Saints performs Zydeco music at 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria as part of Lee District Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Band Performance. Help For Nepal Benefit with Mukti N' Revival performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ages 18 and up. For prices, 703-569-5940.

Band Performance. Ordinary Way performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Arts in the Parks. The Goodlife Theater, a children's educational program 10 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6601.

Outdoor Concert. Rhodes Tavern Troubadours perform roots music at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield as part of Braddock Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Outdoor Concert. The Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition performs bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax as part of Braddock Nights. Free. Call 703-324-SHOW for cancellation updates.

Band Performance. Random Access will perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. The Trustfall and Fistfull of Fifties will perform as well. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Saturday/Aug. 12

Full Moon Cruise. Cruise the waters of Lake Accotink under a full moon from 9-10 p.m. while listening to an interpretive tour of the park's history and observing the local nocturnal life. All ages. Beverages served on board. Cancelled in case of rain. Reservations required. $5 per person. To register, send participant'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. Refunds only if cruise is cancelled.

Band Performance. Snatch with JWP and Storm Pilots performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10 in advance and $11 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Genealogy and the Internet. Teens learn about ancestors at 2 p.m. Ages 13-18 at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Band Performance. Sun Dried Opossum performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Band Performance. 3 Star Karma will perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Running with Scissors will perform as well. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.

Sunday/Aug. 13

Full Moon Cruise. Cruise the waters of Lake Accotink under a full moon from 9-10 p.m. while listening to an interpretive tour of the park's history and observing the local nocturnal life. All ages. Beverages served on board. Cancelled in case of rain. Reservations required. $5 per person. To register, send participant'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. Refunds only if cruise is cancelled.

Band Performance. Snatch with JWP and Storm Pilots performs at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10 in advance and $11 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Genealogy and the Internet. Teens learn about ancestors at 2 p.m. Ages 13-18 at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Band Performance. Sun Dried Opossum performs at 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday's N'awlins Saloon, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. All shows $5-$7. Ages 21 and up. 703-385-5717.

Monday/Aug. 14

Animal Tales, Old and New. All ages enjoy the Lorton Library Puppet Theatre bring folktales alive at 7p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Ages 6-12 enjoy activities and crafts at 2 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Book Discussion Group. Adults discuss the book "Birds Without Wings" by Louis De Bernieres at 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055.

Open Mic Night. TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax, will have an Open Mic Night from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Must be 21 and up to attend. 703-591-9292.

Tuesday/Aug. 15

Book Discussion Group. Adults come to discuss "Billy Bathgate" by E.L. Doctrow at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. Adults discuss the book "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman" by P.D. James at 11 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. Adults discuss the book "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Wells at 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Summertime Friends. Children ages 13-23 months with adult enjoy stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Family Theatre. Enjoy a film with children and their friends 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Evening Book Club. Adults discuss the book "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte at 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Band Performance. New music showcase at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. Call 703-591-9292 for show times.