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Burke and Fairfax Calendar

Thursday/Aug. 7

Peruvian Cultural Heritage Night. Celebrate Peru’s cultural heritage with dancing, poetry reading, music, crafts and food. 7:30 p.m. Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Teen Cinema. Chill with a movie and popcorn. Age 12-18. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Will Hoge, Old Springs Pike. Rock. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Friday/Aug. 8

Trio Caliente. A mixture of jazz and pop complimented with flamenco, bossa nova and salsa. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 12 noon. Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

Friday Flicks. Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 1-6 with adult. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Shane Hines. Pop/rock. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Truro Church Book Sale. 12-5 p.m. Books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and cassettes. Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-631-1275 or visit www.trurochurch.org.

Saturday/Aug. 9

Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn to put together an attractive presentation. 2:30 p.m. Age 13 and up. City of Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register 703-293-6227

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Teen Beach Party. Enjoy fun in the sun with great food and outdoor sports. Age 12-18. 12 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Mambo Sauce. Rock/soul/hip-hop. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series: Marshall Artz and Billy Coulter. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Fairfax Corner Grand Plaza,11951 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Call 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

Truro Church Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and cassettes. Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-631-1275 or visit www.trurochurch.org.

Mommy Mart, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Find gently used items for babies, children or maternity, including clothing, toys, books, videos, strollers, nursery items, bedding and more. Free. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Call Bertha Moseley at 703-385-7858.

Sunday/Aug. 10

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. No registration necessary. 12-3 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Truro Church Book Sale. 12-2 p.m. Books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and cassettes. Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-631-1275 or visit www.trurochurch.org.

Virginia Power Shift 5k Fun Run. 9 a.m., at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. The money earned will go to funding Virginia Power Shift and shoe drive donation for www.soles4souls.org. Online registration is $20, includes a race shirt. Packet pickup day of race. Contact Lyndsay McKeever at 571-214-8805 or mckeevla@vt.edu. Visit www.vapowershift.org.

Monday/Aug. 11

Bugs, Garden, and Food with Forensics 101. Learn how bugs and plants are used to solve crimes in this hands-on forensic science program. Age 6-12. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

Ride the Wind. Hear stories and fun facts about kites flown in countries all over the world and make a kite. Age 8-12. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 6:30-9 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Virginia Ballet presents "Precedence." 4:30 p.m. A summer dance concert featuring the integration of contemporary dance styles with classical ballet techniques. $10, all seats reserved. The Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater on the NVCC campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call 703-249-8227 or visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

Tueday/Aug. 12

Mother Goose & Fabulous Puppet. Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends Jack and Jill for fun-filled stories and songs. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Aug. 13

Make Your Own Pop-Up Cards. Learn how to make special pop-up cards for friends and family. Supplies Provided. Limited sign up. 10:30 a.m. Age 6-12. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register 703-293-6227.

American Wildlife. Meet and learn about live animals from the backyard and beyond with Animal Ambassadors. Age 6-12. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

A Change of Pace, Houston Calls, You me and Everyone We Know. Rock. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

A Day at the Beach With Under the Sea. 2:30 p.m., age 6 to 12. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Author, historian and educator John Carter will discuss the letters of his great-great-grandfather, Pvt. William C. McClellan, a Civil War soldier and a POW who died shortly after the war. The letters reveal strong opinions about the generals and his fellow soldiers and speak freely of events. Carter has assembled the letters into a book which will be available for purchase and author signing. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum,11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Call 703-425-9225 or visit www.fairfax-station.org.

Thursday/Aug. 14

Traditional Folk Music Night. Andrew Acosta performs traditional folk, blues and bluegrass. Also The New Old-Time String Band and Speedy Tolliver. 7:30 p.m. Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Teen Book Chat. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 12-16 with adult. 7:30 p.m. Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

Teen Cinema. Chill with a movie and popcorn. Age 12-18. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

An Evening with the Greencards. Americana/bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

BG and The Mojo Hands at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax. Complimentary swing lesson, 7:30-8 p.m. BG and The Mojo Hands, 8-10 p.m. $12. Visit www.headoverheelsdance.com or call Tina

Foley at 703-424-1745.

Friday/Aug. 15

Chelsea Lee. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances. Friday Flicks. Bring a lunch and enjoy videos. Age 1-6 with adult. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Saturday/Aug. 16

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series: The Walkaways and Dr. Fu. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Fairfax Corner Grand Plaza,11951 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Call 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

Fairfax High School Field Hockey Team Car Wash. Stop by and support the team from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fairfax Exxon located near the intersection of Rt. 123 and Lee Highway in Fairfax City.

Sunday/Aug. 17

N-Scale model trains will be running in the community room and caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host its monthly display from 1-4 p.m. $2 for adults, $1 for children. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 12- 3 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Monday/Aug. 18

Monday Movies. Enjoy a movie based on a book and discuss which is better — the book or the movie. Age 10-18. 3:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

Loud Poetry Guy. Come hear poetry recited quickly, humorously and loudly by James Scott, the Loud Poetry Guy. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Tuesday/Aug. 19

Book Discussion Group. "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. No registration necessary. 7:30 p.m., at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227

Book Discussion Group. "All Aunt Hagar's Children" by Edward P. Jones. No registration necessary. 11 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L’Engle. 7:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Aug. 20

Pop Go The Wiggles Live! Tour. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Join The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers as part of the new live concert tour, "Pop Go The Wiggles!" Prices from $18-$38; the $38 tickets will be in the "hot potato seats" and will include a Wiggles giveaway. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 202-397-7328.

Books Passport to Adventure. Play bingo around the world, participate in reader’s theatre and make an international craft. Age 6-12. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Teen Advisory Board. Teens help make it happen. Age 12-18. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333

Writers’ Roundtable. Discuss your work with other writers. 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Little Tots Summer Fun Series, with the Unicycle Lady. Free. Interactive performance artist ranging from comical unicyclist, juggle, and magical mime to original ballet-style unicycle entertainment. Unicycle oriented comedy and juggling. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Fairfax Corner Grand Plaza, 11951 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Call 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

Thursday/Aug. 21

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Night. Vietnamese music with traditional and folk music and dance. 7:30 p.m. at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Paws and Claws. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register 703-293-6227

Afternoon Reading Group. Call for title. No registration necessary. 1 p.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Let's Hear it for the Girls. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 9-11 with adult. 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

Teen Cinema. Chill with a movie and popcorn. Age 12-18. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Reading Across the Centuries. "Gilgamesh." Join a literature book group. Writer and university instructor Wendi Kaufman facilitates the discussion. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Let's Hear it For The Girls. 7 p.m. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 9-11 with adult. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Friday/Aug. 22

Verny Varela y su Orquesta. Arranger, composer, singer and flutist from Colombia. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Friday Flicks. Bring lunch and enjoy videos. Age 1-6 with adult. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Saturday/Aug. 23

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series: John Ireland and Bicycle Thieves. 6-8:30 p.m. at Fairfax Corner Grand Plaza, 11951 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Free. Call 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

4Paws Rescue Team Cat Adoptions. 12-4 p.m. Fairfax Petco at 10708 Lee Highway, Fairfax.

Fairfax High School Field Hockey Team Car Wash. Stop by and support the team from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fairfax Exxon located near the intersection of Rt. 123 and Lee Highway in Fairfax City.

Sunday/Aug. 24

Auction of Rare and Unusual Azaleas. The Northern Virginia Azalea Society is conducting a public auction of rare, native, and evergreen hybridized azaleas. A slide show will provide pictures of most of the azaleas being auctioned. Refreshments served. 1:30 p.m., at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax, in the second floor meeting room. Call Rick Bauer 703-455-4850 or Eve Harrison 540-778-1945.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 12-3 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Viento A Favor Tour: Alejandro Fernandez performs 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets range are $58-$203 per person and available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office, or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or visit www.patriotcenter.com.