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Sept. 27-Oct. 3

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.

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 ends Friday, Sept. 28. Authors Joseph Ellis, Nikki Giovanni 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.

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 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/Sept. 27

Concert. Tony Munnings performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Friday/Sept. 28

Concert. Tony Munnings performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Early Concert. The Burning Season performs with Solidarity and others 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Late Concert. Split and Aggromatic perform 10:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 10 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Concert. Tony Munnings performs at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Jaxx Show. Ligion, Divided We Fall 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.

Picnic. Barbecue, live music, games, entertainment and silent auction to benefit Simple Changes, Therapeutic Riding Center, 2-5 p.m. at the center, 10406 Gunston Road, Lorton. $20/adults, $10/ages 5-14, under 5 free. Rain or shine. Call 703-402-3613 for more.

National Public Lands Day. Lend a hand 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Activities include trail clearing, landscaping and more. Call 703-339-6104 or 703-339-8473.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Jaxx Show. New Atlantic, Liam and Me, Holiday Parade, Between the Trees, Split World Collision and Suburban Riot perform 4:45 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 4:30 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Slugfest. Celebrate the slimiest of creatures 2-4 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Enjoy slug races, "The Wizard of Slugs," slug art and more. $4. 703-451-9588.

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.

Haunted History. Tour "one of the most haunted plantation houses in Virginia" with tours from 7–11 p.m. every 20 minutes at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. $15. To reserve a spot call 703-780-4000 ext. 26327.

Tuesday/Oct. 2

Jaxx Concert. Dead Syndicate performs with Geomancers 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.

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

Wednesday/Oct. 3

Theater Performance. Aquila Theatre Company performs Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $34, $26, $17. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Jaxx Concert. Sonata Arctica performs with Firewind, the Agonist and others 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $22/advance, $25/door. 703-569-5940.

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

Thursday/Oct. 4

Jaxx Concert. Overkill performs with other bands 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $22/advance, $25/door. 703-569-5940.

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

Friday/Oct. 5

Jaxx Concert. Hardcore Promotions presents Desease, Headache, Alley Trip and others 4:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 4 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

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

Saturday/Oct. 6

Art Reception. Meet Marcia Toepfer, artist of the show "Going Places," 1-4 p.m. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Show is Oct. 2-Nov. 4. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. For more call 703-490-1117.

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.

Jaxx Concert. Powerman 5000 performs 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $17/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

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

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 for information.

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.

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.

Dog Walk. Fairfax Station-based HART sponsors the second annual HART Dog Walk and Homecoming 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. Two-mile walk. $25 minimum pledge. Call 703-691-HART, fax 703-691-1730 or see www.hart90.org.

Art Reception. Meet Marcia Toepfer, artist of the show "Going Places," 1-4 p.m. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Show is Oct. 2-Nov. 4. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. 703-490-1117.

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.

Jaxx Concert. Wednesday 13 performs with Trash Light Vision, AntiProduct and others 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $13/advance, $15/door. 703-569-5940.

Tuesday/Oct. 9

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

Wednesday/Oct. 10

Jaxx Concert. Dark Funeral performs with Valhalla 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.

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

Thursday/Oct. 11

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

Jaxx Concert. Rhino Bucket performs with Z02 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $12/advance, $15/door. 703-569-5940.

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.

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

Jaxx Concert. The Misfits perform with other bands 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $22/advance, $25/door. Ages 21 and up. 703-569-5940.

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.

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

Jaxx Concert. The Misfits perform with other bands 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $22/advance, $25/door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Cooking Class. "Meatless Makeovers:" give conventional recipes such as lasagna, beef stroganoff, chicken divan, fajitas, cheesecake, and more a healthy makeover 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $45/person. Class includes recipes and food samples. Pre-registration required. Call 703-643-2713 for space availability.