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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.

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. 30

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

West Side Story. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $18-$68. Continues through Sept. 2. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

West Side Story. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $18-$68. Continues through Sept. 2. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

West Side Story. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $18-$68. Continues through Sept. 2. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

Hootie and the Blowfish with special guest Patrick Davis. Homegrown tour: audience members are asked to bring a school supply item to donate. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$28. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Thursday/Sept. 6

Brian Culbertson with Steve Cole, special guest Average White Band. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/Sept. 7

Michael McDonald. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $42/$25. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

Judy Collins with guests Nanci Griffith and Sonya Kitchell. Pre-performance preview on the old farmhouse lawn at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $38/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/Sept. 14

International Film Fest. See Bollywood film "Bride and Prejudice" at the Fairfax County Park Authority offers its first-ever International Film Festival 6 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. Call 703-324-SHOW.

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.

International Film Fest. See Korean film "The Host" at the Fairfax County Park Authority offers its first-ever International Film Festival 6 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. Call 703-324-SHOW.

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.

International Film Fest. See Mexican-American film "Real Women Have Curves" at the Fairfax County Park Authority offers its first-ever International Film Festival 6 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Bring a lawn chair or blankets. Call 703-324-SHOW.

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.

Sunday/Sept. 23

Piano Concert. Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: America The Beautiful is 7 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-993-2787 or see www.gmu.edu/cfa for tickets and information.

Tuesday/Sept. 25

Symphony Concert. George Mason University's Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony presents a concert 8 p.m. at the GMU Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-993-2787 or see www.gmu.edu/cfa for tickets and information.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Ballet Performance. Mikhail Baryshnikov comes to the Workhouse Arts Center for a Lorton Arts Foundation fund raiser with choreographer and dancer Aszure Barton and pianist Pedja Musijevic at the Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Light refreshments and post event with Baryshnikov to follow. $100/person. Call 703-495-0001 for more information.

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.

Concert. Barbara Cook performs 8 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-993-2787 or see www.gmu.edu/cfa for tickets and information.