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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/April 2

</b>Bunny Tales, 10:30 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about bunny rabbits. Bring a plush bunny. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Daytime Book Discussion Group, 12 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/April 3

</b>Virginia Opera Presents “The Barber of Seville,” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. 703-218-6500 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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

An Incredible Evening of Russian Music featuring Dr. Anna Balakerskaia and her Friends. 8 p.m., at Harris Theatre, George Mason University, Fairfax. Free. Reception will follow. Paid parking is available in the parking deck.

Dreaming of Eden CD Release Show, with Envy Insane, the Common Threat, The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and Redshift. 7:15 at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

“The Judgment Seat II” by Dr. Russ Houck, 7:30 p.m. at The Harvester Presbyterian Church, 7800 Rolling Road in Springfield. 703-455-7800 or harvesterpca.org.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/April 4

</b>Burke Centre Renaissance Festival, 11 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join us and the Virginia Renaissance Faire for a festival! Enjoy story-telling, songs, sword play and much more. All ages. 703-249-1520.

VITA Tax Assistance, 10 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Cherryholmes, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

(hed)p.e. with Dirtball, Mower and more. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 in advance, $20 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

“The Judgment Seat II” by Dr. Russ Houck, 7:30 p.m. at The Harvester Presbyterian Church, 7800 Rolling Road in Springfield. 703-455-7800 or harvesterpca.org.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

An Evening With Tina Louise. Spend the evening with actress and author Tina Louise 7-9 p.m., at the Workhouse Arts Center. Join Louise for a reading of her children's book "When I Grow up" to be followed by an informal Q&A session. Tickets for the evening are $25 for adults, which includes a signed copy of the book, and $10 for children. Join Louise for a wine reception, photo op and book signing preceding the event. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $125. Tickets can be purchased at www.WorkhouseArts.org or by calling 703-584-2900.

Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Roll and Hunt. 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center (the grassy area behind the building), 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Moon bounces, carnival games, egg roll and hunt, hot dog lunch and prizes. Free, and sponsored by Jubilee Christian Center of Fairfax. 703-383-1170 for further information. www.jccag.org.

<b>Sunday/April 5

</b>Divas 4 Divas Concert, 6:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Featuring Filipino pop singers Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez, and Regine Velasquez. Tickets are $58-$150. Tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.divas4divas.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Artist’s Reception for Lydia Jechorek, 1-4 p.m. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. The paintings in Jechorek’s “Around Town” exhibit capture urban and rural scenes and people doing ordinary things. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 1 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. 703-490-1117 or www.loftgallery.org.

Virginia Opera Presents “The Barber of Seville,” 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 1:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. 703-218-6500 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

MSG-Schenker Barden Reunion In the Midst of Beauty US Tour 2009. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $25 in advance, $30 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Vegan Cooking Class. "International Cuisine." 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $50/person. Learn meat and dairy-free cuisine from other cultures without leaving home with guest chef Shashi Chopra from the Taj Mahal restaurant in D.C. Class includes food samples, recipes and coupons. Pre-registration required. Call 703.643.2713 for space availability. www.localdc.com/.

<b>Monday/April 6

</b>Friends of the John Marshall Library, 7 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Annual meeting and program. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Geology of Mars, 4 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. A local scientist explains common Martian geology and why understanding it is important to us. Learn about NASA's previous and current space exploration missions. 703-339-7385.

Destruction, Krisiun, Mantic Ritual and Krass Judgement. 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $20 in advance, $23 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Tuesday/April 7

</b>Computer Tutoring, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

VITA Tax Assistance, 6 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

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

<b>Wednesday/April 8

</b>Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Science and Stories, 4:30 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join us for stories and simple science experiments. Age 4-6. 703-249-1520.

Careers in Law Enforcement, 4:30 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. A Fairfax County Police Department officer discusses career options in law enforcement. Age 13-18. 703-339-7385.

Practice Your English, 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation groups for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

English Conversation Group, 6 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Practice your English with other adults. 703-339-7385.

NARFE Springfield Chapter 893, 1:30 at American Legion Post 176, 5620 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Guest speaker Veronica Li, author of "Journey across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman's Search for Home." Contact Dick Gallagher at rmgallagher@verizon.net or 703 455-4373.

Hats Off to Fashion. The Women’s Associations of Northern Virginia are the sponsors of a Spring Fashion Show Luncheon and Silent Auction to raise money for the Northern Virginia Coalition. The fashion Show and Luncheon is 11 a.m, at the Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Those interested in attending this event, contact Barbara DeRose at 703-451-5054 to make a reservation by April 3. The cost is $30, with $3 going to the charity.

Strategies for a Safer World/ Encouraging Public Conversation about the Middle East: Part One. Seminar presented by the League of Women Voters, 9:30 a.m., 7902 Bracksford Court, Fairfax Station. Contact: Lois 703-690-0908.

The Springfield Art Guild April Meeting at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St. Springfield. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. with refreshments, a short business meeting at 8 p.m. followed by a program by Brenda Belfield, who will critique artwork. Contact Donnalynne Lefever at 703-644-6677 or magickaldl@earthlink.net.

<b>Thursday/April 9

</b>Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Friday/April 10

</b>Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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

Sex Slaves, Dr. Birthday and more. 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

‘The Judgment Seat II’ by Dr. Russ Houck, 7:30 p.m. at The Harvester Presbyterian Church, 7800 Rolling Road in Springfield. 703-455-7800 or harvesterpca.org.

Eggsploration: A Community Event at the Journey. Egg hunt, games, crafts, light snacks and an all around good time. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at 6427 Franconia Road, Springfield. For more information, contact the Journey office at 703-971-0277.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. 9 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Tickets are $42, $34, $21. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and free parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Saturday/April 11

</b>Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Friends Book Sale, 10 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Assistance, 10 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

The Battle for Music as a Weapon IV. 12:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Poor Man's Lobster, Murphy's Kids and more. 11:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $5. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Catherine Hillis will be teach a Flower Power Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The workshop will continue on Sunday, April 12 and will focus on how to paint beautiful, vibrant flowers in watercolors. www.catherinehillis.com or 703-584-2900.

‘The Judgment Seat II’ by Dr. Russ Houck, 7:30 p.m. at The Harvester Presbyterian Church, 7800 Rolling Road in Springfield. 703-455-7800 or harvesterpca.org.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. 9 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Tickets are $42, $34, $21. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and free parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Sunday/April 12

</b>Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Campaign for Musical Destruction with Shill for the Man, F.U.A. and more. 5 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.