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Nov. 8-14

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 event. 703-917-6459.

November

Heritage Rose Tea and Tours. Tea and 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/Woodlawn, $30/both houses. Call 703-780-4000 ext. 26327.

Dinner Theater. "South Pacific" runs until Dec. 31 with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. For reservations and tickets, 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. 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/Nov. 8

Jaxx Show. Autovaughn performs with Plain Jane Automobile 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Concert. Casting Crowns perform 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 for ticket information.

Friday/Nov. 9

Jaxx Show. Enslaved performs with Arsis, The Agonist and other bands 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Militia Muster: America at Peace. Explore the role of the militia in post-Revolutionary Virginia with a military reenactment 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission. Call 703-550-9220.

Concert. Fairfax Symphony presents Wagner’s "Rienzi Overture," Shostakovich’s "Symphony No. 1" and Barber’s "Violin Concerto" with guest Guillermo Figueroa, violinist and conductor, 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets from $25. Call 888-945-2468 or see www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Orchestra Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents "Masterworks 2" with William Hudson, music director and Guillermo Figueroa, violin and guest conductor, 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets: 1-888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Art Reception. Meet artist Karen K. Ching and see exhibit "The French Countryside," 12-4 p.m. at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Jaxx Show. Dope performs with Bobaflex, The Autumn Offering and others 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Cappies Show: Edison. "High School Musical: On Stage," 7:30 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. $10/adults, $7/students. Tickets: 703-924-8014, www.edisondrama.com.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Young Wild Things Tour. Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes perform 7 p.m. with Plain White T’s and Cute Is What We Aim For at The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $35. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Militia Muster: America at Peace. Explore the role of the militia in post-Revolutionary Virginia with a military reenactment 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission. Call 703-550-9220.

Keyboard Conversations. Pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs "Festive French Fare," 7 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Young Artists Musicale is 6 p.m. in the lobby. $38, $30, $19; under 12 half price. For tickets call at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Jaxx Show. Helmet performs with Totimoshi and others 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $17/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Cooking Class. Start a new, healthy holiday tradition with all the fixings, including Organic Buttercup Bisque, Seitan Stuffed Tofu, Organic Cranberry Sauce and more 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $45. Class includes recipes and food samples. Pre-register at 703-643-2713. See ww.localdc.com/cooking.

Monday/Nov. 12

Veteran’s Day Commemoration. Learn about the important roles Mason played to further the cause of independence 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission, free for active military personnel and veterans. Call 703-550-9220.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

Parade of American Music. Hosted by the Springfield Music Club, 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 8922 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-250-6185.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

History Forum. Historian and preservationist Mark Trbovich presents "24 hours at Manassas Junction" at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Free, donations appreciated. 703-425-9225.

Packing Party. Volunteer Fairfax packs gift backpacks for area schoolchildren 5:30-9 p.m. at the Massey Building, 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call Cori Bassett at cbassett@volunteerfairfax.org or call 571-382-8607 to register.

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

Thursday/Nov. 15

Jaxx Show. Sullivan and City Sleeps perform 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Friday/Nov. 16

Concert. The NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs 8 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15/adults, $10/seniors and teens, children free. 703-569-0973.

Theater Performance. Los Angeles-based theater group The Actors’ Gang brings Orwell’s "1984" to the stage 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Partial nudity and strong language. $34, $26, $17. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Cappies Show: Robinson. "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $10. Tickets: 703-426-2100 or www.robinsondrama.org.

Cappies Show: Lee. "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," 7:30 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. 703-924-8300.

Jaxx Show. The Friday Night Boys perform with other bands 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Family Day. Stories, small exhibit and sharing at the American Indian Heritage Month Family Day 12-2 p.m. at the Color Book Gallery, 308D Poplar Alley, Occoquan. 703-494-1994.

Gem Show. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. hosts its 16th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Union II, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $4/adults, $2/seniors and teens, under 13 free. Scouts, GMU students also free. E-mail rockcllctr@aol.com.

Dance Performance. The Georgian State Dance Company performs 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $46, $38, $23; 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Craft Show. The City of Fairfax hosts its annual Holiday Craft Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-7858.

HeroClix Tournament. Comics and Games of Springfield has a Pre-Release game tournament to celebrate the upcoming release of WizKids' Marvel Heroclix Mutations and Monsters12 p.m. at Nova Comics and Games, Springfield. Register in advance at 703-912-6682.

Jaxx Show. Hanzel Und Gretyl perform with Bella Morte and others 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $14/advance, $16/door. 703-569-5940.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Train Show. Kick off the holidays with N Scale Model Trains at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2/adults, $1/children. 703-425-9225.

Gem Show. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. hosts its 16th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Union II, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $4/adults, $2/seniors and teens, under 13 free. Scouts, GMU students also free. E-mail rockcllctr@aol.com.

Dance Performance. The Georgian State Dance Company performs 4 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $46, $38, $23; 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Craft Show. The City of Fairfax hosts its annual Holiday Craft Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-7858.

Jaxx Show. Paradise Lost performs 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $20/advance, $23/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Nov. 24

Lipizzaner Stallions. The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $41, $33.50 and $25.50. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Nature Night Hike. Observe the "nightlife" 7:30-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $5/adults, $3/under 16. Reserve a spot: 703-569-0285.

Sunday/Nov. 25

Lipizzaner Stallions. The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform 2 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $41, $33.50 and $25.50. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Wednesday/Nov. 28

Art Reception. The Springfield Art Guild hosts an art reception at the Godwin House, 48oo Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. 703-824-1125.

Friday/Nov. 30

SMASH. Ice Promotions and XCESS Entertainment present a mixed martial arts event 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $30-$125. Tickets available through Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

December

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