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Calendar 5/22

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

Thursday/May 22

Jack Hidle, through May 24 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Friday/May 23

Jack Hidle, through May 24 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Ponderings – Pond Explorations. Net tadpoles and other critters and watch a Mondo Pondo presentation. Dress to get messy. $5 per person, reservations required. 4-5:30 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield, 703-451-9588.

Saturday/May 24

Jack Hidle at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

MAYHEM show featuring 10 bands. All ages. $10 in advance, $12 day of. 2 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Sunset Cruise. Admire the sunset and relax cruising the lake shoreline. An interpretive history of the park and area is included. Beverages served on board. $5 per person, reservations required. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, 703-569-3464.

Butterfly Days. Hand decorate paper butterflies and hang them on a special tree. These butterflies symbolize the new beginning for children within the Foster Care system. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in JC Penney Court at Springfield Mall, 6500 Springfield Mall. Call 703-971-3600.

Sunday/May 25

Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Monday/May 26

Memorial Day.

Open Mic at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Wednesday/May 28

An Evening of Jazz 2008: Jazz Through the Decades at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. 6:15 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. performance. $8 per person for dinner and show, pre-order only. $3 for dessert and show with admittance at 6:45 p.m. Hosted by the SCSS Band Boosters. Visit www.southcountyarts.org.

Lake Braddock Middle School orchestra concert 7:30 p.m., in the Little Theater, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For more, call Stephanie Holmes, 703-426-1074.

Thursday/May 29

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Burger King Family Festival with Children’s Rides and Games, 4-9 p.m. at the Springfield Mall. Visit www.springfielddays.com.

Lake Braddock High School orchestra concert 7:30 p.m., in the Little Theater, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. This event features senior soloists from our members selected to the Virginia State Orchestra. Admission $5. For more, call Stephanie Holmes, 703-426-1074.

Friday/May 30

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Burger King Family Festival with Children’s Rides and Games, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Springfield Mall; Old-fashioned barbecue at American Legion Post 176, 5-9 p.m. Visit www.springfielddays.com.

Saturday/May 31

Car, Truck and Motorcycle show to benefit the South County Secondary School Automotive Tech Center. Show includes all make/models of cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well as a chili cook-off and automotive flea market. Early registration by May 15 is $5-$15 in different categories, day-of registration is 9 a.m.-noon. Event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Visit www.southcountycarshow.org or contact frank.cannon@fcps.edu or scott.saylor@fcps.edu.

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Events 9 a.m.-11 p.m., for a full list visit www.springfielddays.com.

Where’s the Beat? Tap dance concert presented by the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and the Soles of Steel tap ensemble. Family-friendly event, 8 p.m. at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children 17 and under; purchase at www.metroyouthtap.org. Contact MetroYouthTap@gmail.com.

Sunday/June 1

Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Events 10 a.m.-11 p.m., for a full list visit www.springfielddays.com.

Monday/June 2

Open Mic at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 North Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Wednesday/June 4

U.S. Navy Band Cruisers contemporary entertainment ensemble group performs 7:30 p.m. at the Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Springfield. Free, no tickets required. Call 202-433-2525, or visit www.navyband.navy.mil.

Saturday/June 7

Picnic at the Park from 12-3 p.m. at Burke Lake Park Shelter B, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, to raise money for children fighting cancer and their families. Tickets price includes catered picnic lunch and all entertainment — Banjo Man Frank Cassel, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Soccer and more. Advance tickets $12 per person, $15 at the gate. www.BryceFoundation.org, 703-266-0146.

52nd Annual Spring Rose Show sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation at the Merriefield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Exhibits on display 1-6 p.m. Free, no reservations required. For more, call 703-860-0071.

Thursday/June 12

George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) announces the first Mason Festival of the Arts June 12-29 on GMU’s Fairfax campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. This three-week festival includes performances by Theater of the First Amendment (TFA), The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, The Fairfax Choral Society, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the World Children’s Choir. Ticket prices vary. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Friday/June 13

Ice Cream Sundaes and Sweet Treats to celebrate the retirement of Pamela Botts and Jane Moore after a combined 35 years of service. Friday, 3:45-5 p.m. in the Clifton Elementary Courtyard, 7010 Clifton Road, Clifton.

Saturday/June 14

Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs "Dream of America" with Theatre of the First Amendment actors 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.

Sunday/June 15

Fathers Day Train Show. N Scale model trains will be running 1-4 p.m. in the caboose and community room at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host its monthly setup. $2 adults, $1 children. Call 703-425-9225.