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Burke & Fairfax Calendar 8/14

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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.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will celebrate Petstock ‘08, a special adoption event being held at its Fairfax facility. 12-7 p.m. Prospective adopters are encouraged to visit the shelter during the event to visit with available animals who are seeking homes. The shelter offers a wide variety of animals available for adoption, including dogs, cats, ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and iguanas. To view animals currently available for adoption, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Call 703-830-1100.

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 Route 123 and Lee Highway in Fairfax City.

Author Joseph J. Conte will discuss and sign copies of his new book "Flies in My Spaghetti, Chocolates Over the Wall." 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Borders Express, 11713 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax. Contact Terry Cordingley at 405-376-4900.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will celebrate Petstock ‘08, a special adoption event being held at its Fairfax facility. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Prospective adopters are encouraged to visit the shelter during the event to visit with available animals who are seeking homes. The shelter offers a wide variety of animals available for adoption, including dogs, cats, ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and iguanas. To view animals currently available for adoption, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Call 703-830-1100.

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.

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will celebrate Petstock ‘08, a special adoption event being held at its Fairfax facility. 12-4 p.m. Prospective adopters are encouraged to visit the shelter during the event to visit with available animals who are seeking homes. The shelter offers a wide variety of animals available for adoption, including dogs, cats, ferrets, chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and iguanas. To view animals currently available for adoption, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/animalservices. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Call 703-830-1100.

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 Route123 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.

Monday/Aug. 25

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. 26

Twenty Minutes ‘til Bedtime. Stories and activities about bedtime. Age 3-6 with adult. 7 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. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Wednesday/Aug. 27

Big Smelly Trucks. 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.

Thursday/Aug. 28

Russian Cultural Heritage Night. Traditional Russian music played on traditional instruments such as the balalaika. 7:30 p.m. Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-7469 or visit 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.

Friday/Aug. 29

Sandra Y. Johnson, winner of second place at the 2006 & 2007 Billie Holiday Vocal Competitions. 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. 30

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.

Sunday/Aug. 31

Book Signing and Model Trains. 12-5 p.m. HO, N scale and Lego trains will be running, plus "The Train to Maine," a story of a family’s summer train vacation along the east coast, will be signed by children's author and illustrator Rebecca Harrison Reed of Clifton. One of the story’s characters, a train conductor, will be on hand with giveaways. Adults $2, children $1. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station. Call 703-425-9225 or visit www.fairfax-station.org.

Monday/Sept. 1

Book Signing and Model Trains. 12-5 p.m. HO, N scale and Lego trains will be running, plus "The Train to Maine," a story of a family’s summer train vacation along the east coast, will be signed by children's author and illustrator Rebecca Harrison Reed of Clifton. One of the story’s characters, a train conductor, will be on hand with giveaways. Adults $2, children $1. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station. Call 703-425-9225 or visit www.fairfax-station.org.

Saturday/Sept. 6

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