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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill, & Springfield Calendar

12/19/08

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The Fairfax High School Theatre Department Winter Break Drama Camp for grades 1-8 will be Dec. 29-31 at Fairfax High School. Both half-day and full-day sessions are available, and activities will include musical theatre and puppetry.

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Jeff Dunham brings the ‘Spark of Insanity’ tour with ventriloquism and character puppets to the George Mason University Patriot Center, Friday, Jan. 2.

<b>Friday/Dec. 26

</b>Don Cobert. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 27

</b>Virginia Ballet Company’s 59th "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center Theater, Annandale Campus. Tickets $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. 703 249-8227 or www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

Don Cobert. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 28

</b>Virginia Ballet Company’s 59th "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center Theater, Annandale Campus. Tickets $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. 703 249-8227 or www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 29

</b>Fairfax High School Theatre Department Winter Break Drama Camp for grades 1-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $75 for three half-day sessions or $165 for the full three-day camp. Activities include musical theater and puppetry. 703/818-0926 or www.fxplayers.org.

Open Mic. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Virginia Ballet Company’s 59th "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center Theater, Annandale Campus. Tickets $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. 703 249-8227 or www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 31

</b>Exercise Classes at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Pilates at 9 a.m. and Yoga at 9:45 a.m. Free. Lesley Spalding, Mind & Body Program Director, 703-584-2965 or lesleyspalding@lortonarts.org.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 1

</b>Exercise Classes at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Balletone at 10:30 a.m and Yoga at 11:15 a.m. Free. Lesley Spalding, Mind & Body Program Director, 703-584-2965 or lesleyspalding@lortonarts.org.

<b>Friday/Jan. 2

</b>Jeff Dunham ‘Spark of Insanity’ tour. 8 p.m. Ventriloquism with his featured character puppets. Tickets $49.50, at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com. Visit www.jeffdunham.com.

Johnny 3 Legs, Frayz, John Cerda, BLVD and more. 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Terry Lee Ryan. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Exercise Class at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Yoga at 9 a.m. Free. Lesley Spalding, Mind & Body Program Director, 703-584-2965 or lesleyspalding@lortonarts.org.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 3

</b>Concert for Cancer Awareness, hosted by D-Rock with Members of the Monster Madness TV Show. Roadducks, Not-Liable, Sordid, Bitter, Dirtydawgs, Punk Rodgers, GI9, Unskilled Professionals, Engulfed in Flames, Bucket and Undisputed. 2 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Terry Lee Ryan. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Exercise Classes at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Pilates at 9 a.m. and Yoga at 9:45 a.m. Free. Lesley Spalding, Mind & Body Program Director, 703-584-2965 or lesleyspalding@lortonarts.org.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 4

</b>Karaoke. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Monday/Jan. 5

</b>Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Pohick Rangers Jr., 3-5 p.m. For 6-8 year olds at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8510 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $75 for six sessions. 703-451-9588.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 6

</b>Computer Tutoring, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Teen Book Club, 7 p.m. Enjoy fun, food and great book discussions. Age 12-18. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Snowflakes 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 7

</b>Rotting Christ with Mantic Ritual, Epicurean, Apothys, The Red Horse of War and more. 7 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Practice Your English Conversation Group, 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Girls Night Out book group, 7 p.m. Call for title. Age 12-15 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Lunch Bunnies, 12 p.m. Bring lunch, listen to stories. Age 1-5 with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 8

</b>Puppy Tales, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and activities about puppies. Age 13-23 months with parent. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Daytime Book Discussion Group, 12:15 p.m. "Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.Adults.

Don Cobert. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 9

</b>Lunch Bunch, 12 p.m. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Localpalooza, Violet Says 5, Noo Shots for Ben, Pain! and more. 6:15 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Don Cobert. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 10

</b>Friends Book Sale, 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Flu Vaccinations, 12 p.m. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Call Inova for details at 703-698-2424. Adults. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Tales To Take Hold Of, 2 p.m. Juggling and folk tales from around the world with juggling storyteller Renee Brachfeld. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Don Cobert. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Birding for Beginners, 8-10:30 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park & Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Reservations required. $6 per person. 703-768-2525.

Landscape Design for Homeowners, 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. $160 workshop fee includes three lectures and workshops. 703-642-5173.

Damage Report, Rich, Dre, Spit, Dy For Ent and more. 6 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 11

</b>Karaoke. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Vegan Cooking Class: Soups and Stews. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $50 per person. Includes food samples and recipes. Pre-registration required. 703-643-2713 or www.localdc.com/cooking.

Livable Landscapes, 1:30-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. $20. Strategies for creating private gardens and shared landscapes. Book signing with Rick Darke, author of "The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes," follows the lecture. 703-642-5173.

<b>Monday/Jan. 12

</b>Happy Birthday, Princess Priscilla, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the branch teddy bear's birthday with stories and songs. Age 24-35 months with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Winter Crafts, 3:30 p.m. It's time to make a winter craft. Age 6-12. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Pohick Rangers, 3-5 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8510 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Seven sessions for age 9-12 on animal evidence, freshwater ecosystems, nocturnal wildlife, geology and more. Reservations required. $90 per child. 703-451-9588.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 13

</b>Computer Tutoring, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Teen Game Night, 7 p.m. Play games and have fun at the library. Age 12-18. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Penguin Parade, 11:15 a.m. Stories, activities and a craft about penguins. Age 2-3 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Mother-Daughter Book Group, 7 p.m. Call for title and to sign up. Age 9-11 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 14

</b>Science and Stories, 4:30 p.m. Stories and simple science experiments. Age 4-6. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Practice Your English Conversation Group, 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 15

</b>Once Upon a Fairytale, 1:30 p.m. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 4-5 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Dave Berry. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Flying Dragons, 7-8:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park & Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Learn about dragonflies. Reservations required. $6 per person. 703-768-2525.

<b>Friday/Jan. 16

</b>AVP Hot Winter Nights Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$65, available through www.ticketmaster.com or 202-397-SEAT. George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. www.patriotcenter.com.

Lunch Bunch, 12 p.m. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Cancer Benefit for Ana Lucero, with Backfire, The Black Shade, Baba G'Nush, Funkmnkyz, Poor Man’s Lobster, 20/20 Vizions and The Iternals. 7 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance $12 day of show. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Dave Berry. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 17

</b>New Year, New Library. Join local scout groups for a library open house and learn about the library's green features. Tours at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Snacks will be provided all day. All ages. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

VITA Tax Assistance, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $42K. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Dave Berry. 8:30 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.

Frankie and the Actions. 9 p.m. Tickets $5. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 18

</b>G-Scale Trains Running at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 1-4 p.m. at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Washington, Virginia and Maryland Garden Railway Society will be running large scale model trains in the community room. $2 Adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or katesirishpub.com.