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To have community events listed free in the Springfield Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at springfield@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.

<lst>To have community events listed free in the Laurel Hill Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at south@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.

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July

Dinner Theater. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" runs until July 22 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/July 26

Braddock Nights. Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night. 7 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Bob Brown Puppet Show. 10 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Arts in the Parks, a free children's entertainment series held throughout the summer, will feature Bob Brown Puppets' "World on a String." Call 703-324-SHOW two hours prior to the start of the program for cancellation information.

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

Friday/July 27

Braddock Nights. NVCC Annandale Symphony Orchestra. Summer Pops. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469.

Lee District Nights. Fiesta Band. Latin. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469.

Concert. Dokken with Pretty Boy Floyd at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Ages 21 and up. 703-569-5940.

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

Music Festival. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs at the Shenandoah Music Festival with "A Cole Porter Celebration," 8 p.m. in the town of Orkney Springs, Va. Tickets $22/adult lawn, $28/regular pavilion, $33/preferred pavilion. For tickets and directions see www.musicfest.org or call 540-459-3396.

Saturday/July 28

Arts in the Park. Bob Brown Puppets. 10 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6601.

Localpalooza. Cult of Discordia, Paper Doll, Rival Tribe, Harmonic Balance, Azrael and more at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 2 p.m., show starts at 2:15 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940.

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

Music Festival. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs at the Shenandoah Music Festival with "A Tribute to George Gershwin," 8 p.m. in the town of Orkney Springs, Va. Tickets $22/adult lawn, $28/regular pavilion, $33/preferred pavilion. For tickets and directions see www.musicfest.org or call 540-459-3396.

Sunday/July 29

Concert. APEX presents a show at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 3 p.m., show starts at 3:15 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940.

Tuesday/July 31

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

Marsh Walk. Take a tour with the wetland restoration team on Huntley Meadow Park’s marsh boardwalk 6-8:30 p.m. at the park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. RSVP in advance to Kevin. munroe@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-768-2525.

Wednesday/Aug. 1

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

Thursday/Aug. 2

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

Friday/Aug. 3

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

Rock Concert. Hardcore Promotions presents Starryville, Aggromatic, 3StarKarma and others 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Aug. 4

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

Starlight Cinema Drive-In. See "Superman Returns" 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.

Localpalooza. Local bands 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/Aug. 5

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.

Tuesday/Aug. 7

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

Wednesday/Aug. 8

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

Concert. Symphony X, Sanctity, Echoes of Eternity and Odin’s Court perform 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $20/advance, $22/door. 703-569-5940.

Thursday/Aug. 9

The Springfield Women's Connection hosts "Music, Music, Music" 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Karen Knight sings a selection of songs from Broadway musicals. $17 includes the luncheon and free child-care from 6 months-6 years. Reserve a spot by noon Monday, Aug. 6 by calling 703-569-4670 or e-mailing springwmconn@yahoo.com.

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

Art Reception. Carol Fogelsong displays pastel works at a reception 5-8 p.m. at "R" Place, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, A-209, Springfield. Her works depict landscapes of New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more call 703-644-2361 or see www.rplace.us.

Friday/Aug. 10

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

Saturday/Aug. 11

Concert. Michael Buble Live in Concert 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $88, $68. For tickets see Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. For more information, visit www.michaelbuble.com.

Starlight Cinema Drive-In. See "Happy Feet" 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.

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

J POP Summer Concert Bash. Yoko Ishida performs 5 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 4:30 p.m. $15/advance, $20/door. Ages 16 and up. 703-569-5940.

Sunday/Aug. 12

Artist Reception. Meet artist Lillian Elkey 2-4 p.m. at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Her show, "East Meets West," features Oriental and Western watercolors. The show runs Aug. 7–Sept. 3. 703-490-1117.

Wednesday/Aug. 15

Lee District Nights. The U.S. Navy Band "Country Current," a country and bluegrass band, performs 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Springfield. Free. 202-433-2525.

Saturday/Aug. 18

Starlight Cinema Drive-In. See "Night at the Museum" 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October

Photographic Exhibition. Shared images of Northern Virginia and Beit Shemesh/Yehuda Plains Oct. 9-Nov. 6 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

Sunday/Oct. 7

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.

November

Photographic Exhibition. Shared images of Northern Virginia and Beit Shemesh/Yehuda Plains Oct. 9-Nov. 6 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

Photographic Exhibition. Photos from the JCCNV photography competition Nov. 6-Dec. 11 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

December

Photographic Exhibition. Photos from the JCCNV photography competition Nov. 6-Dec. 11 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.