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August

Dinner Theater. "Clue: The Musical" runs until Oct 14 with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. For reservations and ticket information, call 703-550-7384 or 703-494-6311.

Bingo. Early bird games start at 7 p.m. and regular games are 8 p.m. every Sunday and Tuesday night at the at the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Road, Springfield. Prizes $100-$1,000, all proceeds benefit the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department. For more visit www.gsvfd.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-644-7333.

Thursday/Aug. 23

Irish Music. Don Cobert performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Johnny Mathis. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Jaxx Show. Devildriver performs with Daath, Elevulus and more 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $17/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Friday/Aug. 24

Braddock Nights. Garry Henson’s Take Note performs Big Band 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469.

Lee District Nights. Los Gatos play Latin Afro-Cuban beats 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469.

Irish Music. Don Cobert performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Travis Tritt. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Plantation Sleuth. It's never too late to solve an 18th-century mystery. Look for critical clues guided by a letter from George Mason 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. $5/ages 6-12, free under age 6, regular admission for adults. Groups of ten or more may take a Sleuth tour any day of the week at $4/child. Call 703-550-9220 for reservations.

Jaxx Show. M-16 performs with Once Nothing and others 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Starlight Cinema Drive-In. See "Over the Hedge" 7:30 p.m. at 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Evening will begin with an outdoor pre-movie program, music, food and children’s activities. Movie begins at dark. Free. For cancellation information call 703-324-SHOW or see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Print Signing. Civil War artist John Paul Strain releases and signs his new print, "The Rose Hill Fight," 10 a.m-2 p.m. at the Franconia Museum, located at the Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For more see www.franconiamuseum.org.

Begonia Show and Sale. The American Begonia Society has its annual Begonia Show and Sale 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. A terrarium-making workshop is 10 a.m. Free. For more call 703-642-5174 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Irish Music. Don Cobert performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Go Fish. A morning of fishing and fun from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Learn the wildlife-friendly catch-and-release fishing technique. Bring a fishing pole and tackle, or borrow one from the park; barbless hooks only. $10/child, accompanying adult free. Ages 7 and older. Reservations and advanced payment are required. 703-569-0285.

Pickin' On the Neck. The Mason Neck Lions Club sponsors the all-day bluegrass summer concert 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at series at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Bands include Skystone, Gold Heart, Flatland Bluegrass Band, Eastern Tradition. $10/adults, $5/under 16. Under 12 and active military free. Parking fee. Food, soft drinks and water available. Rain or shine. 703-339-2385 or visit www.VALions.org.

Jaxx Show. Hardcore Promotions presents a show 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 2 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Sunday/Aug. 26

Begonia Show and Sale. The American Begonia Society has its annual Begonia Show and Sale 12-3:30 p.m., at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Free. For more call 703-642-5174 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Indigo Girls. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Jaxx Show. Adventures of Felix, Stereo Awakening, Made in Ticonderoga and others perform 3:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 3 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Monday/Aug. 27

Auditions. The Northern Virginia Chorale has auditions from 7:30-9 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. Auditions are for all parts; only soloists need to come with a prepared piece. This season's performances include Faure’s "Requiem," a Holiday Pops Concert and more. Call 703-239-2180 or go to www.northernvirginiachorale.org.

Jaxx Show. Musical groups Nile, ChthoniC and Dead Syndicate will perform a 6:30 p.m. concert at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. The door opens at 6 p.m. and tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. For more call 703-569-5940.

Tuesday/Aug. 28

Irish Music. Don Cobert performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Wednesday/Aug. 29

Lee District Nights. The United States Army Blues Jazz Ensemble plays 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Free. 703-324-7469.

Irish Music. Don Cobert performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Thursday/Aug. 30

Irish Music. Don Cobert performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Friday/Aug. 31

Braddock Nights. City of Fairfax "Alte Kameraden German" Band plays Bavarian music 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469.

Lee District Nights. Swing Time performs swing 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469.

Plantation Sleuth. It's never too late to solve an 18th-century mystery. Look for critical clues guided by a letter from George Mason 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. $5/ages 6-12, free under age 6, regular admission for adults. Groups of 10 or more may take a Sleuth tour any day of the week at $4/child. Call 703-550-9220 for reservations.

Jaxx Show. Musical groups Frozen Within Flames, The Automatics, Soul Survivor and Sideshow Cinema will perform a 5:15 p.m. concert at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. The door opens at 5 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more call 703-569-5940.

September

Heritage Rose Tea and Tours. Learn about tea customs of the early 19th century followed by a tour of the Historic Woodlawn house 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Woolawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope - Leighey house also available. $25 for tea and tour of Woodlawn, $30 for tea and tour of both houses. To reserve a spot call 703-780-4000 x26327.

Book Festival. The Ninth Annual Fall for the Book Festival is Sunday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 28. Features authors such as Mitch Albom, Elizabeth Berg, Alice McDermott, Walter Isaacson, Mark Strand and others on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. For more call 703-993-3986 or visit www.fallforthebook.org.

Saturday/Sept. 1

Localpalooza. Scarborough Fair, Cadillac Rock Box and others perform 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 2 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Sunday/Sept. 2

Architecture in the Afternoon. Explore the 18th-century architecture of George Mason's home 2 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission. 703-550-9220.

Jaxx Show. Hardcore Promotions presents a show 3:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 3 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Monday/Sept. 3

On the Streets. Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia and the Clifton Lions Club present the Eighth Annual Car Show, "On the Streets." Come for food and music and to see street rods, antiques, customs and classics. All proceeds benefit local charities. For more call Jim Chesley at 703-830-2129 or visit www.customcruisersnova.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 4

Jaxx Show. Katatonia performs with Scar Symmetry and others 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $20/advance, $23/door. 703-569-5940.

Wednesday/Sept. 5

Jaxx Show. Epica performs with Visions of Atlantis 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $22/advance, $25/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Sept. 8

Reggaeton Concert. Daddy Yankee performs 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $83, $68, $53. For tickets visit Ticketmaster outlets, the Patriot Center box office, ticketmaster.com or call 703-573-SEAT.

Meet the Artist Reception. Artist Suzanne Jepson will host, "Simply Stated," a reception for her show of acrylic paintings, from 1-4 p.m. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Art Reception. The Springfield Art Guild and Friends of Green Spring Park host a reception for their 2007 Fall Art Show and Sale 1-4 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, Witch Hazel Lane, Annandale. Show closes Oct. 29. For more visit www.springfieldartguild.com or e-mail Maureen Wolford at mowolford@cox.net.

Concert. The Virginia Chamber Orchestra performs 4 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Steven Hendrickson, principal trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra, will solo. Visit www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Plantation Sleuth. It's never too late to solve an 18th-century mystery. Look for critical clues guided by a letter from George Mason 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. $5/ages 6-12, free under age 6, regular admission for adults. Groups of 10 or more may take a Sleuth tour any day of the week at $4/child. Call 703-550-9220 for reservations.

India Independence Day. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concert features "the Paganini of Indian classical music," Dr. L. Subramaniam, and his wife Kavita Krishnamurti, one of India's most celebrated Hindi film singers, along with Indian percussion ensemble, 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. For ticket information call 1-888-945-2468.

Sunday/Sept. 16

Train Exhibit. N-scale model trains run 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, as part of the Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club’s monthly setup. $2/adults, $1/children. 703-425-9225.

Wednesday/Sept. 18

Concert. See The Cure perform 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $57.50 and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Constitution Day. Washingtonian David Stewart author of "The Summer of 1787," gives a Constitution Day address 12:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 703-323-3274.

Saturday/Sept. 22

Plantation Sleuth. It's never too late to solve an 18th-century mystery. Look for critical clues guided by a letter from George Mason 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. $5/ages 6-12, free under age 6, regular admission for adults. Groups of 10 or more may take a Sleuth tour any day of the week at $4/child. Call 703-550-9220 for reservations.