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Burke & Fairfax Calendar 8/21

To have community events listed, send to southcalendar@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

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. Jazz singer; 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.

Potomac Hosta Club. 12 p.m. Picnic, Hostas auction and plant exchange. Heather Hills Nurseries at 8111 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. New members always welcome. For more information, call 703-866-2211 or visit hostaclub@gmail.com.

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.

Tuesday/Sept. 2

Teen Book club. 7 p.m. Read, talk, snack and make friends. Call for this month’s title. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call 703-249-1520.

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

Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-7 p.m. Photo ID required, appointments preferred. Call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Thursday/Sept. 4

Monkey Tales. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities about monkeys. Age 13-23 months with adult. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call 703-249-1520.

Genealogy Databases. 7 p.m. Search for ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases. Age 13 and up. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Friday/Sept. 5

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