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Burke & Fairfax Calendar 7/9

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Ekoji Buddhist Temple host the 27th Annual Obon Summer Festival on Saturday, July 12, 5:30-9 p.m., 6500 Lake Haven Lane, Fairfax Station. This Buddhist observance to honor ancestors includes Japanese folk dancing, crafts, games, a candle illumination ceremony, traditional Japanese food, temple tours, lectures and taiko drumming performed by Nen Daiko. Free. For more, visit www.ekoji.org or call 703-239-0500.

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.

Friday/July 11

Swing Speak. Featuring the performances of four musicians with a repertoire of swing, American jazz, Latin and rhythm and blues. 7:30 p.m. Admission is Free. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-324-7469. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Zaug, Bart, Miller. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, University Mall, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax, 703-385-5717

Hands-On Soap-Making Workshop. Learn the history of soap, watch how it used to be made. 2:30 p.m. Age 6-12. City of Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register 703-293-6227,

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.

NSO at WolfTrap: An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa. 8:15 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $20 to $55. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Neil Foley & Jeff Walthall. 7-9:30 p.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cal 703-293-9600 or visit www.theauldshebeen.com.

Rise & Fall. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cal 703-293-9600 or visit www.theauldshebeen.com.

Saturday/July 12

Stage Makeup & Special FX. Scars, wounds and other stage makeup techniques in this hands-on workshop with Lois Walsh. Age 12-18. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

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.

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.

Old Time Banjo Festival Contest with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Doors open 11 a.m., contest begins 12 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $5. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com. To sign up, visit www.oldtimebanjofestival.com.

NSO at WolfTrap: This Way to Broadway: Marvin Hamlisch, conducting. 8:15 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $20 to $48. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Guided Walking Tour. 7 p.m., Moore House, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov/MuseumVC/WalkingTours.asp.

Fairfax Corner Summer Concert Series: Alexe Colbus and Sound of Sirens. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Fairfax Corner Grand Plaza,11951 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Call 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

27th Annual Obon Summer Festival. This Buddhist observance to honor ancestors, hosted by Ekoji Buddhist Temple, will include Japanese folk dancing, crafts, games, a candle illumination ceremony, traditional Japanese food, temple tours, lectures, and taiko drumming performed by Nen Daiko. Free. Open to the public. 5:30-9 p.m., 6500 Lake Haven Lane, Fairfax Station. For more, visit www.ekoji.org or call 703-239-0500.

Maple Ridge Ground Breaking Ceremony and Block Party hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia in celebration of the new Maple Ridge condominium building. Face painting, games, and a raffle. Live music performed by Common Ground. Food sponsored by Windows Catering Company. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 4150 Stevenson St., Fairfax. For more, see www.habitatnova.org or call Megan Coleman at 703-521-9890 ext. 111.

Community Yard Sale at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 703-503-4579 or 703-569-0625.

Neil Foley & Jeff Walthall. 7-9:30 p.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cal 703-293-9600 or visit www.theauldshebeen.com.

Civil War Weekend at Fair Oaks Mall. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The history of the Civil War will be celebrated with events designed to highlight the era. Re-enactors will be in character to talk to visitors. Performances scheduled throughout the day. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation. Fair Oaks Mall Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Call 703-359-8300 or visit www.fxva.com or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Sunday/July 13

Hootie and the Blowfish. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $40 in-house, $28 lawn. Call 877-WOLFTRAP.

Prelude to the Battle of First Manassas, a talk by Mark Trbovich. Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov/MuseumVC.

Rose and Flower Arrangement Presentation. Jo Ann Crystal, consulting rosarian of the Arlington Rose Foundation, gives a floral arrangement presentation, focusing on roses. A camera is recommended. The presentation is 2 p.m. at the Fair Oaks location of the Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. For more, call 703-860-0071.

Civil War Weekend at Fair Oaks Mall. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The history of the Civil War will be celebrated with events designed to highlight the era. Re-enactors will be in character to talk to visitors. Performances scheduled throughout the day. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation. Fair Oaks Mall Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Call 703-359-8300 or visit www.fxva.com or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Monday/July 14

What's the Matter? Chemistry with fizz, foam and flash presented by Maryland Science Center. 10:30 a.m. Age 6-12. City of Fairfax Regional Library. 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register 703-293-6227.

Calling All Guys. Book discussion group for boys. 7 p.m. Please call for title. Age 9-12 with adult. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Reading Magic. A magic show full of comedy and fun with Turley the Magician. Age 6-12. 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.

Open Mic. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Free. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Handel’s Alcina 8 p.m. Opera based on stories from Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a 16th-century poem with many fantastical elements. Alcina is an exploration of human love in all its guises and features music of the Baroque era. Directed by Eric Einhorn, conducted by Eric Melear. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets $28 to $68. Call 877-WOLFTRAP.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $5. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Call 877-WOLFTRAP.

Tuesday/July 15

Book Discussion Group. "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. "Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation" by Peter L. Bernstein. 11:00 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. "His Excellency: George Washington" by Joseph Ellis. 7:30 p.m. 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. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. "Digging to America" by Anne Tyler. 7:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Al Green, Amos Lee. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $28 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Wednesday/July 16

On the Beach. 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.

Juggling and Other Amazing Tricks. Learn to juggle, walk on stilts and more in this workshop with Nicolo Whimsey. Age 12-18. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

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

Earth, Wind & Fire. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $45 in-house, $30 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original improvisational performances for children. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $5. Call 877-WOLFTRAP.

Junior Golf Tournament. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. An 18-hole individual stroke play tournament with three age divisions. Registration required, and limited to first 96 players. Rain date July 23. $15 per junior program members, $20 per non-members. Burke Lake Golf Course, 7315 Ox Road, Burke. Call 703-323-1641.

Thursday/July 17

EBP, Numa, Rome in a Day. 8 p.m. at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Age 21+ only. www.ttreynolds.com.

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. 6:30-11 p.m. Spooky movie film festival with Count Gore De Vol and Lloyd Kaufman. Cinema Arts Theatre, Fair City Mall, 9650 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-968-6853 or visit www.cinemaartstheatre.com.

Tall or Small. 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. 1 p.m. 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. 7 p.m. Age 9-11 with adult. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

The Nicolo Whimsey Show. Nicolo the Jester shares juggling, clowning and comedy. Age 6-12. 10:30 a.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.

Reading Across the Centuries. "The Judges" by Elie Wiesel. Join this 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.

Jenny Owens Youngs, Laura Burhenn (of Georgia Jaames), Justin Trawick. Indie acoustic pop. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlilie. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $40 in-house, $22 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Concert Band: Children’s Concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. City of Fairfax Band, directed by Robert Pouliot. Veteran’s Amphitheater at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS or www.fairfaxarts.org. Rain date location: Lanier Middle School Auditorium, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $5. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Call 877-WOLFTRAP.

Friday/July 18

Little Red & The Renegades. American music from blues, country, conjunto and more. 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 a lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 12 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call to register 703-978-5600.

Friday Flicks. Bring a camera for photos and videos with the Kevin Henkes’ character Lilly of "Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse" and other stories. Age 3-6 with adult. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call to register 703-644-7333.

Robinella, Hoots and Hellmouth. Folk/jazz. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Pat McGee Band, Sister Hazel. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $32 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Warrenton children's author Susan Crites reads her book “I Love You More than Rainbows” 10:30-11 a.m, at the Fairfax Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive. Fairfax. 703-278-0300 or visit www.susancrites.com.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $5. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Call 877-WOLFTRAP.

Pat McGee Band, Sister Hazel. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $32 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Flying Cows of Ventry. 7-9:30 p.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cal 703-293-9600 or visit www.theauldshebeen.com.

Colouring Lessons. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cal 703-293-9600 or visit www.theauldshebeen.com.

Saturday/July 19

Corbin’s Fun Run. Offered in memory of Corbin Grabb of Clifton, who died of congenital heart defects just before his third birthday in June 2006, this 5-mile run/1-mile walk benefits the Pediatric Cardiac Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. For more, go to www.corbinsfunrun.net.

The Politicks, NUMA, and other bands. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, University Mall, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax, 703-385-5717.

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.

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.

Gold’s Gym Grand Opening in Fairfax Station. Food, prizes, free group exercise classes and membership offers will be available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The new gym is located at 5620-A Ox Road, Fairfax Station.

MHR, Swarrer and Shank. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Defacto, Stress. Hip-hop. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Gladys Knight. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

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

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $5. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Tales from the Vienna Woods. Steven Blier celebrates his 25th Wolf Trap recital by reprising his first offering of Germanic romanticism. 8 p.m. Tickets $38. Tickets can be purchased at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, by calling 1(877) WOLFTRAP or visit www.wolftrap.org. Call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1868.

Flying Cows of Ventry. 7-9:30 p.m. The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Cal 703-293-9600 or visit www.theauldshebeen.com.

Sunday/July 20

4 out of 5 Doctors Reunion Show. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

See N Scale model trains 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. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children. 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia. 703-425-9225.

NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra will perform a POPS concert directed by Christopher Johnston. 7:30 p.m. Victory at Sea by Rodgers, L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 by Bizet, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and more. The Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Call 703-569-0973.