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To post local events in the Connection, mail 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at burke@connectionnewspapers.com or fax 703-917-0991. Deadline is the Thursday before the week of the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6459.

Thursday/Nov. 9

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

Small Wonders. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Flu Vaccinations. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B. Must be 18 or older. Call Inova at 877-895-5284 for more.

Symposium. “In Pursuit of Pleasure: Recreational Pastimes, 1607-1850” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Topics may include gaming, outdoor activities, music, and women’s art. $85, $70 for Friends of Gunston Hall. Fee includes lunch and a symposium packet. Advance reservations required. Call 703-550-9220 for a brochure and registration form.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Ponderings. Learn about fern, moss and lichen 4-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Discover their roles in the forest ecosystem and how some serve as environmental indicators. Reservations required. $4. Ages 6-10. 703-451-9588.

Veterans Day Celebration. The Kingstowne Karate Dojo conducts its Second Annual Goju Karate and Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Black Belt Testing and Demonstration 6:45-9:15 p.m., at 7007C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria. 703-922-0667.

Holiday Shoppe. Holiday gifts and decor hosted by the Mt. Vernon Evening and Mason Neck Lions Clubs at 8009 Apollo St., Lorton. Call Liz at 703-569-9207 or Lion Reba at 703-339-7099 for times and more information.

Book Signing. Author Ron Olive signs “Capturing Jonathan Pollard” 7 p.m. at the Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive in Springfield. 703-924-4894.

Saturday/Nov. 11

Flu Vaccinations. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B, must be 18 or older. Call Inova at 877-895-5284 for more.

Morning Movie and More. Short movies and a craft about fall celebrations 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Puddle Jumpers. Join naturalist Patricia Wood for an hour of exploring habitats 1-2 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Reservations required. $4. Ages 3-5. 703-451-9588.

Military Reenactment. Gunston Hall presents “Militia Muster: Prelude to Revolution” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Join drill practice and watch a sham battle intended as a recruiting tool. Discover the roles that girls and women played as camp followers. Mansion tours offered throughout the day. Regular admission, free for active military personnel and veterans. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Holiday Shoppe. Holiday gifts and decor hosted by the Mount Vernon Evening and Mason Neck Lions Clubs at 8009 Apollo St., Lorton. Call Liz at 703-569-9207 or Lion Reba at 703-339-7099 for times and more information.

Sunday/Nov. 12

Military Reenactment. Gunston Hall presents “Militia Muster: Prelude to Revolution” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Join drill practice and watch a sham battle intended as a recruiting tool. Discover the roles that girls and women played as camp followers. Mansion tours offered throughout the day. Regular admission. For more, call 703-550-9220.

Holiday Shoppe. Holiday gifts and decor hosted by the Mount Vernon Evening and Mason Neck Lions Clubs at 8009 Apollo St., Lorton. Call Liz at 703-569-9207 or Lion Reba at 703-339-7099 for times and more information.

Monday/Nov. 13

Royal Readers. Stories about princesses, princes and dragons 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-4610.

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

Book Discussion. "Sister of My Heart" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Tuesday/Nov. 14

Thanksgiving Treats. Stories, activities and a craft 10:30 a.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Book Discussion. "Fences," a play by August Wilson, 1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Nov. 15

Experiment. Try science activities 4 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Peer Review. For those seriously pursuing the path to publication with short fiction, novels or writing scripts 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. "The Known World" by Edwar P. Jones 7 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Time for Twos. Wild, wild west stories and activities 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Thursday/Nov. 16

Springfield Writers' Group. Share work and feedback in a supportive setting 7 p.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Friday/Nov. 17

Ponderings. Join in a twilight hike 4-5:30 p.m. at the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Explore some of the areas of the park that are off the beaten track with naturalist Casey. Reservations required. $4. Ages 6-10. 703-451-9588.

T is for Turkey. Books that give thanks for items that begin with the letter T 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Saturday/Nov. 18

Mammals in Winter. Learn how local mammals survive the winter 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Cosponsored by the Hidden Pond Nature center. 703-451-8055.

Sunday/Nov. 19

Model Train Show. N Scale model trains run from 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club host a monthly layout in the main building as well as in the caboose. $2/adults, $1/children 4-10, children 3 and under free. Gift shop will be open. Call 703-425-9225 or go to www.fairfax-station.org.

Fall Extravaganza. Over 50 local vendors offer a variety of gifts and services 12-4 p.m. Hilton Hotel, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield. Raffle and door prizes. Free. For more contact Andrea Hansborough at 301-801-9237.

Tuesday/Nov. 21

Turkeys Go Gobble. Seasonal stories and activities 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Nov. 22

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. Sing songs 10:30 a.m. at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Richard Byrd Library. Ages birth-5 with adults. 703-451-8055.