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BF Calendar, May 8

Events in Burke and Fairfax

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Three area high school theater shows end their runs May 10.

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Northern Virginia Regional Group Car Show in Fairfax features pre-1983 cars, Saturday, May 17.

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“Plainsong” is on the agenda May 13 at Pohick Regional Library.

To have community events listed, send to southcalendar@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6440 with questions. Deadline is Friday.

<b>Thursday/May 8

</b>Teen Book Chat. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Ages 12-16 with adult. 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School Theater Department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

Lightfuse Getaway, Brent Grunow and the Bandits, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

<b>Friday/May 9

</b>“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For information, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends May 1-10.

Concert. The Cure performs 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $57.50. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

“Beauty and the Beast” with the Fairfax High School F/X Players. 7:30 p.m. performance, for young children and parents, continues through May 10 at the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $10 adults, $5 students. Visit www.fxplayers.org.

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School theater department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring your lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Noon at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Honor By August, Juniper Lane, TheWarWithin. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Little Acorns: Springtime Flowers. Children 2-3 can hear a story, sing songs, make crafts and explore wildflowers. $5 per child, prepaid reservations required. 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale, 703-941-1065.

<b>Saturday/May 10

</b>Guided Walking Tour of the Moore House, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 7 p.m. Call 703-385-8414.

Ionia and guests. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For more, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends May 1-10.

Masterworks 6. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy, Bruch and Prokofiev 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. See www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Irish Country Dance. 7 p.m. at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Music by the Bogwanders Ceili Band. 703-490-5207.

“Beauty and the Beast” with the Fairfax High School F/X Players. 10:30 a.m. matinee for young children and parents, continues through May 10 at the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $10 adults, $5 students. Visit www.fxplayers.org.

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School Theater department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/May 11

</b>Mother’s Day.

Canoe the Marsh. Explore the marsh with an experienced naturalist 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. $25. Reserve a spot at 703-528-5406.

Second Sunday Series. “Restored Gardens of Northern Virginia” with Betsy Huffman 2 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Talk and tour of Kitty Pozer Garden. 703-385-8414.

2008 Honors Recital featuring selected student performers. 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater. Free, non-ticketed. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Open Mic, every Sunday 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Celebrate National Flower Month. A naturalist from Hidden Oaks Nature Center highlights native wildflowers on the trail and in the garden, 1-2 p.m. at Annandale District Park, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. Tour the new butterfly garden and make a crepe paper flower. In case of rain, a slideshow will substitute for the walk. $3 per person, reservations required. Call 703-941-1065.

<b>Monday/May 12

</b>Crafty Science. Join us for some crafty science fun. Ages 6-12. 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Create a Comic Book with Graphic Artist Matt Dembicki. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 6-12. 2:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/May 13

</b>Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. Book discussion. 7:15 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

May Buzzzz. Springtime stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Adults. 1 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 14

</b>Seven Seas Toastmasters Club. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday at the Burke Giant Store meeting room, 6011 Burke Centre Parkway. Open to all. Contact 703-978-7905 or nwbil@verizon.net.

<b>Thursday/May 15

</b>In My Backyard. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

City of Fairfax Daytime Book Club. Book title TBA. Adults. 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

Family Search introduction. Using the Family Search genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog to search for your ancestors. Ages 13 and up. 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

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

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, finger plays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 10:15 a.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Small Wonders. Very short stories, finger plays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 11:15 a.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Reading Across the Centuries. Join the great literature book group. Writer and university instructor Wendi Kaufman facilitates the discussion. Call information desk for title. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Adult. 7 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Everyone But Pete, Numa. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

<b>Friday/May 16

</b>Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

Zelos, Burn the Ballroom at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

The Iternals and guests. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/May 17

</b>Northern Virginia Regional Group Car Show, open to all pre-1983 vehicles. Registration is $10 in advance, $15 day of, admission is free, but donations accepted. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Call 703-352-2787.

Young Lordz at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

Future with Armed Elephant, 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Arthritis Walk. The Arthritis Foundation’s signature event features a three-mile and one-mile course at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Registration is 9 a.m. and walks are 10 a.m. For more see http://arthritiswalk.kintera.org/fairfax.

Microsoft Excel Introduction to creating spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. Ages 13 and Up. 2:30 p.m. at the 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. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Big Band Dinner Auction with the West Springfield High School band boosters, including live music, silent auction and games. 6 p.m. at the school cafeteria, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Admission includes dinner and is $20 for adults, $10 for children 5-12. Visit www.wshsband.org/auction.

World Children’s Choir seasonal concert featuring selections from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and music from Austria, Canada, China, Korea, Italy, Japan, Turkey and the United States. 7 p.m. at the Ernest Cultural Center Theater, NOVA Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children, students and seniors. Visit www.WorldChildrensChoir.org or call 703-883-0920.

<b>Sunday/May 18

</b>Vocal Concert. Tenor Antonio Giuliano performs 6 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Advance: $20/general, $10/seniors and students; door: $25/general, $15/seniors and students. See www.providencechurch.org or call Kathy at 703-978-3934.

<b>Monday/May 19

</b>Monday Movies. Enjoy a movie based on a book and discuss which is better — the movie or the book. Age 6-18. 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

By the Light of the Moon. Stories and activities about animals at night. Age 3-6 with adult. 7 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Bob Browns Puppets, part of the Old Town Hall Children’s Performance Series. 10:30 a.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-452-ARTS.

<b>Tuesday/May 20

</b>Book Discussion Group. "I, Claudis" by Robert Graves. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Sijie Dai. Adults. 11 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. "The God of Small Things" by Arundhatib Roy. Adult. 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Evening Book Discussion Group. "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Spring Concert by the West Springfield High School band, 7:30 p.m. at the school, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Free. Additional concert Wednesday. Visit www.wshsband.org.

<b>Wednesday/May 21

</b>Writer’s Roundtable. Discuss work with other writers. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Spring Concert by the West Springfield High School band, 7:30 p.m. at the school, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Free. Additional concert Tuesday. Visit www.wshsband.org.

<b>Thursday/May 22

</b>The Echo Boomers, Educated Consumers. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

<b>Friday/May 23

</b>Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

Sematic at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

BPM, Three Legged Fox, Poor Man’s Lobster. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Little Acorns: Moms and Babies. Listen to a story, sing a song and take a trail walk in search of wildlife and their young. Suitable for ages 2-3, $5 per child, prepaid reservations required. 9:45-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale, 703-941-1065.

<b>Saturday/May 24

</b>Guided Walking Tour of the Moore House, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 7 p.m. Call 703-385-8414.

Snake and Turtle Feeding. Brief presentation and demonstration, at least one snake and two turtles are fed. $2 per person, reservations are required. 1-2 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale, 703-941-1065.

Goodnight Walk: Sounds of the Night. Learn about animal sounds and take a nighttime stroll along the Old Oak Trail. Suitable for ages 4 and older with an adult. $5 per child, prepaid reservations required. 7-8 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale, 703-941-1065.

Backyard Games and Outdoor Fun. Celebrate National Backyard Games Week with a free afternoon of outdoor games with a nature twist. Suitable for ages 4 and older with an adult. Reservations required. 2-3 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale, 703-941-1065.