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Oct. 4-10

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.

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.

ACBL Duplicate Bridge. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia offers duplicate bridge Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. at the center, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Cost: $4.50/members, $6/non-members. E-mail Carla Rosenfeld at CarlaR@jccnv.org or call 703-537-3060.

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

Dance Club. Rene's Club offers dancing events Wednesday-Sunday, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. See www.renesclub.com or call 703-385-0077.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Walking Tour. Tour Old Town Fairfax with a guide Saturdays at 7 p.m. starting at the Sweet Life Café, 3950 Old Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-8414 for cost.

Thursday/Oct. 4

Concert. Justin Trawick, Rome in a Day and Jealousy Curve perform 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Friday/Oct. 5

Concert. Just Like Always and Sematic perform 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Bands play 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Saturday/Oct. 6

Ballet Performance. Ballet Folklórico de México performs at George Mason University Center for the Arts 8 p.m., 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Concert. Tommy Rothman Band, Jealousy Curve and Summer Rain perform 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

D.J. Dance Party. DJs spin tracks 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Fall Jubilee. Woody Lashley of Woody's Ice Cream hosts his annual fall celebration 4-8 p.m. at the ice cream stand, 4005 Stonewall Ave., Fairfax. Free food and ice cream, moon bounces, live band and costume judging. Co-sponsored by Woody's Ice Cream, the Jubilee Christian Center of Fairfax, and Fairfax City Parks & Recreation Department. Call 703-383-1170.

Concert. The "Poet of the Guitar," Francesc de Paula Soler, performs 7:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. For more e-mail Ana Mercedes Alonso at aalonso@nvcc.edu or call 703-323-3485.

Field Trip. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax at 6 a.m. and returns 10 p.m. $118 includes motorcoach, admissions, dinner. 703-222-4664.

Field Trip. Spend a day in Berkley Springs, W.V. at the annual Apple Butter Festival with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax at 9 a.m. and returns 5 p.m. $44 includes motorcoach. 703-222-4664.

Sunday/Oct. 7

Ballet Performance. Ballet Folklórico de México performs at George Mason University Center for the Arts 4 p.m., 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Acoustic Night. Hear acoustic music 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Concert. Absolute Vengeance, Cab Ride Home and Property perform 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Field Trip. View the Fredericksburg home and studio of artist Gari Melchers with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax at 11 a.m. and returns 5 p.m. $57 includes motorcoach, guide, admission and lunch. 703-222-4664.

Monday/Oct. 8

Artist Reception. Meet Fairfax Art League’s October artists of the month 7-9 p.m. at The show is at the Fairfax Art League Gallery, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 703-273-2377 or 703-352-ARTS ext. 5 for information, or e-mail Elaine Baccante at baccante@juno.com.

Wednesday/Oct. 10

Oktoberfest Concert. The Kings Park German Band performs at Historic Great Falls’ Oktoberfest celebration, 7 p.m. at the Historic Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. $15. Reserve a spot by Oct. 4 at www.gfhs.org. For more call 703-759-0399 or Jennifer Follin at 703-759-7680.

Thursday/Oct. 11

Open House. The Jewish Social Service Agency dedicates its Northern Virginia office 3-6 p.m. at the newly renovated space, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. Light refreshments. For more call Kecia Hill at 703-204-9100 or e-mail khill@jssa.org.

Concert. Attikas, Van Lear, Soul Lip and Lucy's Revenge perform 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Friday/Oct. 12

Spooky Movie Film Festival. See an opening night double-feature as the best horror, sci-fi, fantasy, independent and underground films come together at Cinema Arts Theatre, 9650 Main St., Fairfax. $10, $20/weekend pass. Visit www.thespookymovie.com.

Concert. Virginia Opera performs Jacques Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann," 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $86, $72, $44. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Bands play 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Concert. Revel performs 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Meet the Artists. Artists' reception for the ValeArts Fall Fine Art Show, 7-9 p.m. at the Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. Show is Oct. 12-14. Gallery hours Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more e-mail info@valearts.com.

Shot in the Dark. Teams of two play a nine-hole scramble using glow-in-the-dark golf balls 8 p.m. at Burke Lake Park golf course, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Hors d’oeuvres 7 p.m. $50/team, additional balls $5/each. Rain date Oct. 19. Ages 12 and up. To register, call 703-323-1641.

Saturday/Oct. 13

Spooky Movie Film Festival. The best horror, sci-fi, fantasy, independent and underground films come together at Cinema Arts Theatre, 9650 Main St., Fairfax. $8/screening, $20/weekend pass. Visit www.thespookymovie.com.

Fall Festival. The City of Fairfax hosts a festival in its historic downtown streets 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 14. For more call 703-385-7858.

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

D.J. Dance Party. DJs spin tracks 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Concert. Liberte Clothing presents a concert 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Charity Walk. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts a 5K Walk 9:30 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Check-in 8:30 a.m. at Shelter A. $8 park fee for non-Fairfax resident cars. For more visit www.outofthedarkness.org.

Field Trip. Take a scenic train ride on the Potomac Eagle with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax at 7 a.m. and returns 3:45 p.m. $89 includes motorcoach, tickets and lunch. 703-222-4664.

Sunday/Oct. 14

Spooky Movie Film Festival. The best horror, sci-fi, fantasy, independent and underground films come together at Cinema Arts Theatre, 9650 Main St., Fairfax. $8/screening, $20/weekend pass. Visit www.thespookymovie.com.

Run for Freedom. J. M. Waller Associates Run for Freedom Alliance 8 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. $35. Check-in 7 a.m. Register online at www.jmwaller.com.

Concert. Virginia Opera performs Jacques Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann," 2 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $94, $78, $48. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Acoustic Night. Hear acoustic music 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Concert. Evan Bliss and the Welchers, Square Trio and Icarus Rising perform 9:30 p.m. at T.T. Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Field Trip. Take in the immigrant experience at Ellis and Liberty Islands with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax at 5:30 a.m. and returns 11 p.m. $94 includes motorcoach, admission and ferry. 703-222-4664.

Friday/Oct. 19

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Bands play 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Family Movie Night. Watch a family-friendly movie 7-10 p.m. at the Green Acres cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $3. Pre-register at 703-385-7858.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

D.J. Dance Party. DJs spin tracks 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Acoustic Night. Hear acoustic music 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Star Kid Run/Walk. Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children hosts its annual Star Kid 8K Run/Walk 8 a.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20/adults, $10/children. To register online, visit www.runwashington.com.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Trick-Or-Treat. Whole Foods Market offers a Halloween event 4-7 p.m. at the store, 4501 Market Commons Drive, Fair Lakes. Children can fill their Halloween bags with healthy treats, and Halloween bags will be sold to benefit Inova Pediatric Center starting Oct. 8. For more call 703-222-2058.

Friday/Oct. 26

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Bands play 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Dance Performance. The Martha Graham Dance Company performs 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. Call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Saturday/Oct. 27

VolunteerFest. Volunteer Fairfax teams up with 27 agencies in Fairfax County for a community-wide day of service. For information on projects or to register by Oct. 26 visit www.volunteerfairfax.org or call Erin Caplin at 703-246-3470.

Irish Music. Hear traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

D.J. Dance Party. DJs spin tracks 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Free Appraisal. Find out what that painting is worth 1-5 p.m. at Broadway Gallery, 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Free. Three-item limit. 703-354-2905.

Nature Fun, Slow. This four-week session gets families outdoors — at a slower walking pace — Saturdays beginning Oct. 27 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the Green Acres cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $35. Pre-register at 703-385-7858.

Nature Fun, Fast. This four-week session gets families outdoors — at a faster walking pace — beginning Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Green Acres cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $35. Pre-register at 703-385-7858.

Trick-or-Treat. Strolling entertainment and trick-or-treating at participating stores 2-4 p.m. at Fair Lakes Center, Shops at Fair Lakes and East Market at Fair Lakes in Fairfax. Visit www.fairlakes.com for more information.

Dance Concert. Tango Buenos Aires performs 8 p.m. at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Halloween Goblin Golf. Venture out onto the haunted golf course for a round of glow-in-the-dark golf or tell stories around the beach campfire 6-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $6/person. 703-569-0285.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Acoustic Night. Hear acoustic music 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Dance Concert. Tango Buenos Aires performs 7 p.m. at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

Mall-O-Ween. Trick-or-treat 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Shopping Center, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. For more visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302.

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.

Snow Globes. Fair Oaks Mall is home to interactive snow globes featuring scenes from the movie "Fred Claus" starting Nov. 2 at the mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. For more visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302.

Thursday/Nov. 1

Book Signing. Stephen Clarkson signs "Patriot’s Reward" 7-9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-278-0300.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Book Luncheon. The AAUW Fairfax City Branch sponsors a Book & Author Luncheon 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. $35. Reserve a spot by Oct. 31 by calling 703-455-9262 or e-mailing spalomaki@cox.net.

Folk Concert. Grammy-winning flatpicker Doc Watson performs "Hills of Home" 8 p.m. at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. Ages 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.