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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.

January

Bingo. Play bingo every Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3638 for cost.

Movies for Kids. Kidtoon Films presents "My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place" every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. at Fairfax Corner 14: Cinema De Lux, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. $3.50. For more information visit www.nationalamusements.com.

Thursday/Jan. 25

Women’s Basketball Game. See George Mason take on Northeastern 7 p.m. at the GMU Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3270 for tickets and cost.

Wes Neidig's Happy Funk'n Birthday Bash. Featuring K.O.E., Funkmnkyz and Zammy Bravo at T.T. Reynolds, 9:30 p.m. 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292.

Jewish Book Festival. Marion Winik discusses “Above Us Only Sky” 12 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV), 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Irwin Kula discusses “Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life” 7:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception. Children’s readings 9:30-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Book fair and sale 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tickets $3-$5. To register, call 703-323-0880.

Friday/Jan. 26

Concert. O.A.R. performs with Gomez 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $35.50. Available at all Ticketmaster outlets including Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Call 703-993-3000 for more.

Opera Performance. The Bulgarian State Opera presents Puccini’s “Tosca” 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Route 123 and Braddock Road, Fairfax. An artistic discussion begins at 7:15 p.m. on the hall’s Grand Tier. $44, $36, $22. For tickets, call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. See www.gmu.edu/cfa for more.

Concert. BOB and Anamide perform at T.T. Reynolds, 9:30 p.m. 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292.

Concert. The U.S. Navy Band Jazz Trio performs 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. For more information, call 202-433-2525 or see www.navyband.navy.mil.

Saturday/Jan. 27

Art Reception. A reception for the Springfield Art Guild art show at Franconia Government Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Watercolors, oils, glass and photography are among the mediums represented. Show runs until Jan. 31. See www.springfieldartguild.com.

Band Performance. The U.S. Marine Band performs 2 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Route 123 and Braddock Road, Fairfax. Featuring works by John Philip Sousa, Richard Wagner and Johann Strauss Jr. Free. For more visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. The Blackjacks, Shane Hines and the Trance and Pepper's Ghost perform at T.T. Reynolds, 9:30 p.m. 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and over. Call 703-591-9292.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Music Performance. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales presents a program of Mozart, Strauss and Brahms 4 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Route 123 and Braddock Road, Fairfax. Led by Thierry Fischer, featuring pianist Llyr Williams. A free pre-performance discussion begins 3:15 p.m. on the hall’s Grand Tier. $55, $47, $27.50. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. For more see www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Monday/Jan. 29

Vision Series Lecture. Dr. Lisa Pawloski explores global trends of childhood obesity 8 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Free, tickets required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision, visit the Center for the Arts ticket office or call 703-993-8888.

Wednesday/Jan. 31

Men’s Basketball Game. See George Mason take on Delaware 7 p.m. at the GMU Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3270 for tickets and cost.

Thursday/Feb. 1

Theater Performance. West Springfield High School Theatre Department presents “Pride and Prejudice,” based on the Jane Austen novel, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets $12 until Jan. 28 and $15 at the door, available online at www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/tickets.htm.

Friday/Feb. 2

Theater Performance. West Springfield High School Theatre Department presents “Pride and Prejudice,” based on the Jane Austen novel, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets $12 until Jan. 28 and $15 at the door, available online at www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/tickets.htm.

Theater Performance. Cirque Eloize presents “Rain” 8 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Artistic discussion 45 minutes prior on the Hall’s grand tier. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision, visit the Center for the Arts ticket office or call 703-993-8888. $44, $36, $22. Children 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com. See www.gmu.ed/cfa for more.

Saturday/Feb. 3

Theater Performance. West Springfield High School Theatre Department presents “Pride and Prejudice,” based on the Jane Austen novel, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets $12 until Jan. 28 and $15 at the door, available online at www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/tickets.htm.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. The City of Fairfax will hold its 15th annual Chocolate Lovers Festival all day in Old Town Fairfax. All ages. 703-385-1661.

Theater Performance. Cirque Eloize presents “Rain” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Artistic discussion 45 minutes prior on the Hall’s grand tier. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision, visit the Center for the Arts ticket office or call 703-993-8888. $44, $36, $22. Children 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com. See www.gmu.ed/cfa for more.

Alliance Theatre Silent Auction. The Alliance Theatre of Fairfax hosts its second annual Silent Auction and reading of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Inspector Hound" at 7:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Swim Club clubhouse, 13615 Pennsboro Drive, Chantilly. $10/suggested donation. Call 703-263-2085 or visit www.thealliancetheater.org.

Sunday/Feb. 4

Chocolate Lovers Festival. The City of Fairfax will hold its 15th annual Chocolate Lovers Festival all day in Old Town Fairfax. All ages. 703-385-1661.

Thursday/Feb. 8

Visual Voices. John Moore, Gutman Professor of Fine Arts at University of Pennsylvania, presents lecture "Here and There," 7:30-9 p.m., in the Fine Arts Building, B104 at George Mason University. Part of Visual Voices, a new professional art and art history lecture series at GMU. Free. Visit www.avt.gmu.edu/voices.html or call 703-993-8898 for more.

Theater Performance. Annandale High School presents “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty” 4 p.m. at the school, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets $4 presale and $5 at the door. Call Vicki Farish at 703-642-4245 or e-mail annandaletheatre22003@yahoo.com to order tickets.

Friday/Feb. 9

Theater Performance. Annandale High School presents “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty” 7 p.m. at the school, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets $4 presale and $5 at the door. Call Vicki Farish at 703 642-4245 or e-mail annandaletheatre22003@yahoo.com to order tickets.

Theater Performance. Virginia Opera presents “Agrippina” 8 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Wine and cheese 6:30 p.m. in lobby. Artistic discussion 45 minutes prior on the Hall’s grand tier. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision, visit the Center for the Arts ticket office or call 703-993-8888. $86, $72, $44. For tickets call 888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com. See www.gmu.ed/cfa for more.

Saturday/Feb. 10

National Press Club Tour. The Green Acres Senior Center is planning a trip to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Bus departs at 10 a.m. from Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 703-359-2487.

Fashion Show. The 2007 Childhelp Fashion Show and Luncheon is 11 a.m. at The Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East , Vienna. $75 individual tickets; $1,000 for reserved table of 10. Contact Christin Klaff for tickets at Klaffies@aol.com.

Concert. Sol Creech Band brings their mix of reggae, funk, roots rock, and blues 9 p.m. to Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com. For more on Sol Creech Band visit www.solcreechband.com.

Theater Performance. Annandale High School presents “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty” 7 p.m. at the school, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets $4 presale and $5 at the door. Call Vicki Farish at 703 642-4245 or e-mail annandaletheatre22003@yahoo.com to order tickets.

Sunday/Feb. 11

Theater Performance. Virginia Opera presents “Agrippina” 2 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Artistic discussion 45 minutes prior on the Hall’s grand tier. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision, visit the Center for the Arts ticket office or call 703-993-8888. $90, $76, $48. For tickets call 888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com. See www.gmu.ed/cfa for more.

Wednesday/Feb. 14

Theater Performance. The Acting Company presents “Jane Eyre” 8 p.m. at George Mason's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Artistic discussion 45 minutes prior on the Hall’s grand tier. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa/vision, visit the Center for the Arts ticket office or call 703-993-8888. $36, $28, $18. For tickets call 888-945-2468, visit www.tickets.com. See www.gmu.ed/cfa for more.

History Discussion. Ed Trexler, noted local historian and publisher, discusses interesting and lesser known events that occurred near the Fairfax Court House during the Civil War 7:30-9 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Rail Road Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Book signings available. Free, donations welcome. 703-425-9225.

Friday/Feb. 16

Concert. Chris Tomlin performs as part of his How Great Is Our God Tour 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $25, $22. Tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT.