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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/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.

Book Chat. Mother-daughter book discussion group, 7 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Age 12-16 with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Mother-Daughter S.A.F.E. A policewoman teaches risk reduction, crime prevention and physical defense, 7 p.m., at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway in Lorton. Girls ages 12 and up with a female adult. Call 703-339-7385 to register.

Let's Go Fishing. Stories and activities, 7 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road in Burke. Age 3-6 with adults. Call 7033-644-7333 to register.

Friday/May 12

Ponderings. Learn about skinks 4-5 p.m., at the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. $4, reservations required. For children 6-10. Call 703-451-9588.

Ram Jam. Robinson’s 30th annual Battle of the Bands takes the stage 7 p.m. in the Russell Theater at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road in Fairfax. Seven bands will perform. Tickets $5 pre-sale and $8 at the door. For more, contact Glen McCarthy at 703-426-2148 or Glen.McCarthy@fcps.edu.

Job Fair. The Joint Employment Transition Services (JETS) and the USO of Metropolitan Washington sponsor a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Sosa Recreation Center, 9800 Belvoir Road in Fort Belvoir. Representatives from dozens of employers, including area police and fire departments, federal and health care agencies, and defense and government contractors will be on hand to discuss upcoming job openings. All military I.D. card holders are eligible to attend. Bring resumes and be prepared for on-site interviews. Adults only. For more, contact Dawn Ruth at 703-696-3279.

Outdoor Concert. The Greater Burke Area Orchestra, made up of musicians from 11 area elementary schools, performs 7 p.m., at the outdoor plaza in Fairfax Corner. Rain date Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

Band Performance. Uli Jon Roth and Francis Buchholz perform with the Lizards and DNS 8 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets $25 in advance and $28 at the door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Symphony performance. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will present its sixth Masterworks Series concert 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts. A free pre-concert lecture begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $35-$60 and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 888-945-2468, visiting www.fairfaxsymphony.org, or by visiting the GMU box office Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Nature Walk. Wander through the stream valley with a naturalist 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. Free. Canceled if rain. Call 703-451-9588.

Yard Sale. Fairfax Station Swim and Tennis Club hosts a yard and bake sale fund raiser from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at 6203 Old Arrington Lane. Household items, clothes, toys, books, furniture available for sale, as well as baked goods. For more information, call 703-250-1314.

Lego League. An introduction to Lego Mindstorm Robotics 1:30 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Age 6 and up. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Guitar Festival. Robinson Secondary School hosts the Mid-Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Students from across Fairfax County perform. Free. For more, contact Glen McCarthy at 703-426-2148 or Glen.McCarthy@fcps.edu.

Band Performance. Krass Judgement, Havochate and Hallows Eve perform with Guthook, Eden Burns and others 4:15 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors 4 p.m. All ages. Tickets $10 in advance and $20 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Sunday/May 14

Mother's Day Cruise. Take a Mother's Day tour around Lake Accotink at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Reserve a time slot at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., or 6 p.m. Refreshments served on board. Boarding fee $3.50 for moms, $7 for other adults, $4 for children and free for babies on laps. Reservations required, call 703-569-0285.

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.

Book Signing. George and Michele Zavatsky present “Kids Love Virginia,” a travel storybook for children, 10:30 a.m., at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lake Promenade Drive in Fairfax.

Food for Thought. Fairfax restaurant Dolce Vita presents “Cibo per Pensare,” an evening of food for thought from 7-9:30 p.m., at Dolce Vita Cantina, 10824 Lee Highway in Fairfax. Tom Head, former executive food and wine editor of Washingtonian Magazine, is the guest speaker. The evening includes a four-course dinner featuring dishes made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and cheeses, paired with appropriate wines. Seats are $75 per person, including wine, tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to 30. To reserve a seat, call 703-385-1530 Credit cards accepted.

Book Discussion. "Travels With Charley: In Search of America" by John Steinbeck at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Teen Knitting Club. Learn the basics, 4 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Ages 11-18. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Starlight Time: Time Travelers. Stories, activities and crafts, 7 p.m., at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway in Lorton. Ages 6-12. Call 703-339-7385 to register.

Library Lab. "Baubles and Beads," 3:30 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St. in Springfield. Learn about the history of beads and create a work of art. Ages 6-12. Call 703-451-8055.

Tuesday/May 16

Book Discussion Group. "The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America" by Russell Shorto, 11 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Adults. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Book Discussion Group. "Embers" by Sandor Marai. 7:30 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Adults. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Evening Book Club. "The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of the Slave Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom" by John Bailey, 7:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road in Burke. Adults. Call 7033-644-7333 to register.

Band Performance. Stroke 9 performs with Uncensored and others, 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. All ages. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Book Club. "Breathing Lessons" by Anne Tyler, 7:30 p.m., at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway in Lorton. Adults. Call 703-339-7385 to register.

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.

Combat Cancer with Cooking. The Cancer Project, a national non-profit dedicated to advancing cancer prevention through education and research, presents a "Breast Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Class" from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Whole Foods Market, 8402 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. Free. To register, contact Customer Service at 703-644-2500.

Book Signing. Devra Renner and Avira Pflock sign and discuss “Mommy Guilt” 8 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lake Promenade Drive in Fairfax.

Ready, Set, Grow! Stories and activities, 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. Ages 3-5 with adult. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

FamilySearch Introduction. Ages 13 and up. Use the genealogy database to search for ancestors, 7 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. Mother-daughter book discussion group, 7 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Age 9-11 with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Jazz Concert. W.T. Woodson High School's Jazz Band performs 7 p.m., in the Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St. in Fairfax. Free. For more information, visit www.woodsonchorus.org or www.woodsonband.org, or call 703-503-4667.

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.

Night Hike. Join bats, owls and foxes on a nature night hike 7:30-9 p.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., in Springfield. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 16, reservations required. Ages 7 and up. Call 703-451-9588.

Dance Performance. "Let's Do It Again" is the title of this year's Golden Ray Tap Dance recital 1:15 p.m., at the Little River Senior Center at 4001 Barker Court in Fairfax. The dancers are senior citizens who have performed throughout the D.C. area. Free, with additional parking available at the church across the street. For more, call Raedina Winters at 703-370-1466.

Tech Quest. Fairfax County Public Library invites people with sight, hearing or other disabilities to the Sight and Sound Tech Quest 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. The program features presentations by industry experts and assistive equipment demonstrations. For more, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Ones at a Time. Stories, songs and activities, 10:30 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St. in Springfield. Ages 13-23 months with adult. Call 703-451-8055.

Band Performance. The Wrecking Zone, Southern Fury and others perform 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over. Tickets $10 in advance and $11 at the door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Choral Concert. Fairfax Choral Society presents a concert 7:30 p.m., at the Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. The program includes 20th century choral works such as Holst's "The Hymn of Jesus" and Chilcott's "Canticles of Light." Tickets $23, with group, senior and student discounts available. For tickets and information, call 703-642-3277 or visit www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org.

Night Hike. Join bats, owls and foxes on a nature night hike 7:30-9 p.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 16, reservations required. Ages 7 and up. Call 703-451-9588.

Charity Event. Build-A-Bear Workshop invites members of the public to stuff bears for Ronald McDonald House Charities 10 a.m. at the Fair Oaks Mall location, 11922L Fair Oaks in Fairfax. Stuffed bears will be donated to the charity. For more information, call 703-383-3140.

Book signing. Tom Jones, Walter J. Boyne and Robert F. Dorr discuss their latest books about aerospace and aviation at 2 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lake Promenade Drive in Fairfax.

Vegetarian Cooking. Veggie Gourmet presents a dairy-free dessert-cooking class and book signing 2-5 p.m. at 9302 Hallston Court in Fairfax Station. Fran Costigan, pastry chef and author of “More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally,” will teach techniques of baking without eggs and dairy. Cost $50 per person. Pre-registration required. For more, call Mimi Clark at 703-643-2713.

Microsoft Access. Introduction to creating, modifying and mastering databases, 2:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. Ages 13 and up. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Saturday Special. See a family film, 10:30 a.m., at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway in Lorton. All ages. Call 703-339-7385 to register and for movie title.

Theater Performance. Pender United Methodist Church presents the “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 7:30 p.m., at the church, 12401 Alder Woods Drive in Fairfax. Tickets are $10 for adults and youth, and $5 for children under the age 5. Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at the church office or by calling 703-278-8023. Childcare is available during all performances. For more, contact Theresa Carpenter at 703-278-8023.

Localpalooza. No Remorse, Waiting for Rain, Haz Magnus and others perform 2:15 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors 2 p.m. All ages. Tickets $10 in advance and $11 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Sunday/May 21

Model Train Exhibit. N Scale model trains will be running from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host their monthly display. Tickets are $2 adults, $1 children 4-10, and free for children 3 and under. For more, call 703-866-3036.

Arts Expo. The Exposition of the Decorative Arts goes on display 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale. Admission is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Memberships are available at the door, and paid garage and outdoor parking will also be available. For more information, visit www.adsw.org or call 202-298-1100, ext. 7.

Charity Gala. Fairfax-based GoodDogz.org will host "An Evening in Tuscany" at its second annual Gala and Silent Auction 5-8 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Tysons Corner Hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Friendly leashed dogs welcome, unless rain moves the event indoors. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a doggie treat bar, cocktails and a silent auction featuring items such as an Apple iMac G5 and a whitewater rafting excursion. Tickets $85 per person and $150 per couple. Proceeds benefit homeless dog rescue. To order tickets, visit http://www.gooddogz.org/events/gala.htm or call 571-233-4557.

Inova Blood Drive. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 703-698-3885. Adults. Drive takes place at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road in Burke.

Theater Performance. Pender United Methodist Church presents the “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the church, 12401 Alder Woods Drive in Fairfax. Tickets are $10 for adults and youth, and $5 for children under the age 5. Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at the church office or by calling 703-278-8023. Childcare is available during all performances. For more, contact Theresa Carpenter at 703-278-8023.

Monday/May 22

Crafty Kids. Make stuff about spring, 3 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Age 6-12. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Library Orientation. Take a tour, learn about catalogs, databases and Internet access, 4 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., in Springfield. All ages. Call 703-451-8055.

Tuesday/May 23

Two-rific Twos. Stories and activities 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Age 24-35 months with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Band Concert. W.T. Woodson High School's Symphonic and Concert Bands perform 7 p.m., in the Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St. in Fairfax. Free. For more information, visit www.woodsonchorus.org or www.woodsonband.org, or call 703-503-4667.

Keeping Pets Safe. The American Red Cross presents "Preparing Pets for Disaster" 7:30-9 p.m., at the Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. This new Red Cross initiative is open to all Fairfax County residents. For more, contact Jesse Viles, Community Outreach Coordinator at 703-805-2332 or vilesj@redcrossnca.org.

Wednesday/May 24

Concert. The West Springfield High School Band presents its Spring Concert, at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 703-913-3800 or visit www.wshsband.org.

Sing, Sing Together. Musical stories and activites, 10:30 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St. in Springfield. Age 2-5 with adult. Call 703-451-8055.

Thursday/May 25

Concert. The West Springfield High School Band presents its Spring Concert, at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 703-913-3800 or visit www.wshsband.org.

Calling All Guys. Father-son book discussion group meets at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Men 11-16 with adult. Call 703-978-5600 to register.

Orchestra Performance. The Annandale High School Orchestra presents its Spring Concert 7 p.m., in the Annandale High School Auditorium, 4700 Medford Drive in Annandale. Free. 703-642-4300.

Saturday/May 27

Sunset Cruise. See the sunset from Lake Accotink waters 7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Refreshments served on board. Boarding fee $5, reservations required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 703-569-0285.

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

Sunday/May 28

Dog Days. Lake Accotink Park offers a pooch-friendly cruise 2-3 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Refreshments served on board. Boarding fee $5 and $3 for children 8-15. Not suitable for children under 8. Reservations required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 703-569-0285.

Tuesday/May 30

Band Performance. South County Secondary School Band Boosters present "An Evening of Jazz, Etc." with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and a musical performance at 7:15 p.m., in the SCSS cafeteria, 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton. Tickets $10 per person for dinner and show. Advance order deadline is Thursday, May 25. Visit www.southcountyarts.org for order forms, and make checks payable to SCSS BCA. For more, e-mail deedeecollins@verizon.net.

Wednesday/May 31

<cal2>Tree Trunk Traffic. Children 3-5 with adult. Stories and activities, 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.

Saturday/June 3

Paws on Parade. A parade for man’s best friend begins 10 a.m., as part of the Springfield Days Parade. Gather at 9:30 a.m., at the parade staging area at Springfield Swim and Racquet Club, 7400 Highland St., in Springfield. Parade ends at Monticello Street. Treats and prizes for all dogs, who are encouraged to express their inner dog with appropriate attire. Register by calling Supervisor Dana Kauffman’s (D-Springfield) office at 703-971-6262 or Lake Accotink Park at 703-569-0285.

White Elephant Sale. Christ Church hosts a “white elephant sale” from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at the church, 8285 Glen Eagles Lane in Fairfax Station. Proceeds benefit Redemption Student Ministries. For more information, call Pam Jones at 703-266-0922.

Pops Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra ends its 2005-06 season with “The Latin American Connection” 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Music Director William Hudson conducts this musical journey to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico and beyond. The event features QuinTango, as well as exhibition tango dancers. Tickets $30-$50, with $15 for students under 21, and may be purchased by phone through Tickets.com at 888-945-2468 or in person at the GMU box office, Tuesday-Saturday from 10-6 p.m. Visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Monday/June 5

Charity Golf Tournament. Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia will host its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Westfields Golf Course, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., in Clifton. The tournament will benefit SCAN's child abuse prevention efforts in Northern Virginia. For more information, contact SCAN at 703-820-9001 or visit www.scanva.org.

Wednesday/June 7

Art Show. Phoebe Twichell Peterson of Clifton will display her art at Inova Fairfax Hospital, 330 Gallows Road, until June 30. The twelve boat paintings will be exhibited in the Women's Center on the second floor near the library. Contact Phoebe at phoebetp@aol.com.

NARFE Picnic. Springfield NARFE Chapter 893 hosts an annual picnic at Lake Accotink. Contact Chapter President Joan McDonald at 703-643-2658 or vpmjam@aol.com for more information.

Choral Concert. The W.T. Woodson High School Chorus performs 7:30 p.m., in the Woodson auditorium, 9525 Main St. in Fairfax. Free. For more information, visit www.woodsonchorus.org or www.woodsonband.org, or call 703-503-4667.

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.

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.

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.

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.