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To have community events listed free in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at lrice@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/June 8

School Concert. The West Springfield High School "Personality" and "Pizzazz" Show Choirs present their annual "All That Jazz" concert in the auditorium at 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5. For tickets, call Susan at 703-866-3733, Teri at 703-440-4094, or contact any Personality or Pizzazz student.

Comedy Performance. Ian Salmon presents Comedy Night at the Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-383-1030.

Fashion Show. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection presents "Fashion Focus," a fashion show and luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fort Belvoir Officerís Club in Fort Belvoir. Cost $14, which covers the luncheon and child care. Reservations required by noon Monday, June 5. To make a reservation, call 703-768-4186 or 703-569-4670, or e-mail SprngAlexWmnConn@msn.com.

Tiny Tots Concert. The Annandale High School Orchestra and Theater departments present Disney Music and characters at 4 p.m. in the Annandale High School auditorium. 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. $3. 703-642-4245.

Band Concert. City of Fairfax Band Summer Concert. City Hall Lawn, 10455 Armstrong St, in Fairfax. Free admission and bring a chair or blanket to sit on. For more information call 703-757-0220.

Book Chat. Mother-daugher book discussion group starts at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Age 12-16 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Friday/June 9

School Concert. The West Springfield High School "Personality" and "Pizzazz" Show Choirs will present their annual "All That Jazz" concert in the auditorium at 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5. For tickets, call Susan at 703-866-3733, Teri at 703-440-4094, or contact any Personality or Pizzazz student.

Band Performance. Sex Slaves, Alleytrip and others perform at 6:15 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Used Book Sale. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sponsored by Friends of Pohick Regional Library. 703-644-7333.

Bingo Night. Bingo at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

Outdoor Music Performance. The Novations perform vintage rock and roll starting at 7:30 p.m. as part of Braddock Nights at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Road, Springfield. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-324-SHOW.

Outdoor Music Performance. Rita Clarke and the Naturals performs soulful and funky tunes as part of Braddock Nights at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-324-SHOW.

Celebrate Fairfax! Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax all day. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival offers over 400 exhibitors, vendors, crafters and interactive activities, with live concerts on six stages, an interactive SciTech Center and ExxonMobil Children's Avenue, foods, and the award-winning County Expo program. There is a fireworks show at night. Contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).

Outdoor Music Performance. Mama Jama performs as part of Lee District Nights at Lee District Park, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria. Free. For more information and weather cancellations, call 703-324-SHOW.

Saturday/June 10

Parade and Picnic. The Mantua Citizens' Association's annual parade and picnic begins 10 a.m., at the corner of Prince William Drive and Horner Court. KENA midget cars will lead part of the parade, which ends at the Mantua Pool. For more, call 703-934-2944 or e-mail info@mantua.org.

Localpalooza. Envy Insane, Eden Burns and others perform starting at 2:15 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 2 p.m. All ages. Tickets $10 in advance and $11 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Used Book Sale. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sponsored by Friends of Pohick Regional Library. 703-644-7333.

Reading Kick-Off. Adult summer reading kick-off at 10 a.m. at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055.

Theater Performance. South County Secondary School presents “Going Broadway” at 5 p.m. at the school, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. For more, call 703-446-1996.

Yard Sale. The Upper Pohick Community League hosts a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8511 Hooes Road, Springfield to raise funds to maintain the historic schoolhouse. Call 703-455-9039 or e-mail judyriekse@hotmail.com.

Celebrate Fairfax! Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax all day. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival offers over 400 exhibitors, vendors, crafters and interactive activities, with live concerts on six stages, an interactive SciTech Center and ExxonMobil Children's Avenue, foods, and the award-winning County Expo program. There is a fireworks show at night. Contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).

Trails Day. The City of Fairfax celebrates Trails Day 9 a.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Sunday/June 11

Used Book Sale. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sponsored by Friends of Pohick Regional Library. 703-644-7333.

Art Show Opening. "Double Vision and Then Some" by Denise Phalan opens with a celebration from 2-4 p.m. at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Show runs until July 2. Gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Film Festival Awards. The 5th annual MHz Shortz Student Film Festival awards ceremony is 3-5 p.m. at the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free. Co-sponsored by The Documentary Center at The George Washington University, The DC Shorts Festival, and The Art Institute of Washington. Visit www.mhznetworks.org/eat for more information. RSVP to shortie@mhznetworks.org.

Celebrate Fairfax! Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration will be at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax all day. Presented by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc, the annual festival offers over 400 exhibitors, vendors, crafters and interactive activities, with live concerts on six stages, an interactive SciTech Center and ExxonMobil Children's Avenue, foods, and the award-winning County Expo program. There is a fireworks show at night. Contact the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. office at 703-324-FAIR (3247).

Civil War-Era Weddings. The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center hosts an illustrated presentation by Susan Anthony, Civil War historian and collector at 2 p.m., at the museum, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

Band Concert. The Kings Park Concert Band, under the direction of Conductor Rich Bergman, presents a free concert at 3 p.m., at the C&O Canal National Park. For more, visit the Concert Band's Web site at www.kingsparkband.org.

Zither Concert. Chinese Zither Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble performs at 2:30 p.m. at Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center on the George Mason University Campus. Free. 703-978-7905.

Tuesday/June 13

Band Performance. Lake Braddock Secondary School Chorus presents "Bruins on Broadway" 7 p.m., in the Little Theater at Lake Braddock, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. $5.

Project 15. Fairfax resident Rich Bernett premieres his film, "Project 15," at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema 'n Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Tickets $5.50. Visit www.thesoundofmachines.com for more information and film clips. The film is unrated, and not appropriate for young viewers.

Wednesday/June 14

Outdoor Music Performance. Blue Sky 5 performs at 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia as part of Lee District Nights. Free. 703-324-8727.

Thursday/June 15

Band Performance. Stuck Mojo, Infernal Machine, OneSlackMind and others perform at 6:45 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. All ages. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Jumpin' June Bugs. Wiggly Stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Friday/June 16

Band Performance. Funny Money, Z02, Bloodlines and others perform at 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Bingo Night. Bingo at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

Outdoor Band Performance. The City of Fairfax Concert Band perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Road, Springfield as part of Braddock Nights. All ages. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-342-SHOW.

Outdoor Band Performance. Pablo Antonio y La Firma will perform at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax as part of Braddock Nights. Starts at 7:30. All ages. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-342-SHOW.

Music Performance. Black Cat Blues Band will perform at the Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-383-1030 for times and cost.

Family Movie Night. The Friends of Hidden Pond offer a Friday family movie night at 7 p.m. in the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield. Pizza and drinks for sale. E-mail FOHPNC@yahoo.com to reserve a space.

Saturday/June 17

Career Expo. The USO of Metropolitan Washington and Joint Employment Transition Services present their first-ever Military Spouse Career Expo 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.. at the Sosa Recreation Center, 9800 Belvoir Road in Fort Belvoir. Designed to empower military spouses through information, motivation and skill development, the program will include presentations on federal jobs, self-employment and alternative careers as well as a "mini job fair." Lunch is included. Attendance is free to any military spouse, but registration is required. For more information, visit www.USOMetroDC.org.

Music Performance. Sock Monkeys will perform downstairs at the Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-383-1030 for times and cost.

Fundraiser. Dog wash from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Weber's Pet Supermarket in Fairfax. Sponsored by Ragged Mountain Dogs. Price ranges depending on size of the dog. Call 703-352-2418 or visit www.ragmtk9.org.

Kayaking Trip. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) offers a kayak trip 12-3 p.m. leaving Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Open to Virginia residents and their guests, the trip takes kayakers onto Belmont Bay. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and hats with brims. Sunglasses, sunscreen and water recommended. Boats and equipment provided. $40. To make a reservation, contact Whitney Bailey at 703-354-5093 or wbailey@nvct.org.

Sunday/June 18

Family Storytime. Stories and activities at 1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Train Show. The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum invites fathers and families to an afternoon of model trains, 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Adults $2, children ages 4-10 $1. Free for children 3 and under. 703-425-9225.

String Quartet. The Da Capo Chamber Players string quartet will perform at 4 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. The program is followed by a reception. A free-will offering will benefit local Fairfax County charities. 703-323-9500.

Monday/June 19

Children's Performance. Old Town Hall Children's Performance Series offers "A Special Summer Surprise: Fun for All" at 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. For more, call 703-352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxarts.org.

Wednesday/June 21

Band Performance. Dope, Makeshift Romeo, Bleed the Sky and others perform at 7:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6:30. All ages. $16 in advance and $18 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Nature Activities. Nature secrets revealed by the Wildlife Center of Virginia at 10:30 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Outdoor Music Performance. Kalinka Dance Troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia as part of Lee District Nights. Free. 703-324-8727.

Comedy Night. Ian Salmon presents Comedy Night at the Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-383-1030.

Thursday/June 22

Band Performance. City of Fairfax Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Amphitheater, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Call 703-757-0220 for more information. Free. For more information, contact the City of Fairfax Band Association office at 703-757-0220 or online at www.fairfaxband.org. Or contact the City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department at 703-385-7858.

Friday/June 23

Band Performance. Robin Trower, The Gary Smallwood Band and Roadducks perform at 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages. $28 in advance and $32 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Outdoor Band Performance. The United States Air Force Band "High Flight" will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink, 7500 Accotink Road, Springfield as part of Braddock Nights. All ages welcome. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-342-SHOW.

Outdoor Band Performance. The Grandsons will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax as part of Braddock Nights. All ages welcome. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-342-SHOW.

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

Saturday/June 24

Band Performance. Kult ov Azazel, Demoncy Catalysmic Avatar and others perform at 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Music Performance. DJ One Hung Lo will perform downstairs at the Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive. 703-383-1030.

Monday/June 26

Under the Sea. Learn about crabs, starfish, sea snails and other live animals at 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 6-12. 703-339-4610

Wednesday, June 28

Outdoor Music Performance. Paul Reisler and A Thousand Questions, with Howard Levy, perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia as part of Lee District Nights. Free. 703-324-8727.

Thursday/June 29

Band Performance. The Autumn Offering, Jacknife, Burn in Silence and Clifton perform at 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. Enjoy old favorites and original songs at 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

It's Magic! Joe Romano leads a hands-on workshop at 2:30 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway. Ages 12-18. 703-339-7385.

Music Performance. Alte Kameraden will perform at 8 p.m. at the Veterans' Amphitheater, 10455 Armstrong St. Call 703-757-0220 for more information.

Friday/June 30

Band Performance. Offtrax performs at 8:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10. 703-569-5940.

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

Outdoor Band Performance. The National Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink, 7500 Accotink Road, Springfield as part of Braddock Nights. All ages welcome. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-342-SHOW.

Outdoor Music Performance. The Fabulettes will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax as part of Braddock Nights. All ages welcome. Free. For weather and cancellation information, call 703-342-SHOW.

Friday/July 6

Outdoor Music Performance. The Crawdaddies perform Cajun-infused grooves 7:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale as part of Braddock District Nights. Free, cancelled if rain. Call 703-324-SHOW (7469) for weather or information.

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 703-342-SHOW.

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.