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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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<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.

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.

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

<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.

<b>Monday/April 13

</b>Giggles and Wiggles, 10:30 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories to make you smile. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Early Reader Book Discussion, 3:30 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for titles. Age 6-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Tuesday/April 14

</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.

April Showers. 10:30 a.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities about spring weather. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Bee Healthy Puppet Show, 10:30 a.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Puppets help children and parents learn about good health practices, getting vaccinations, washing hands and covering your coughs. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Making Life Easier: Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications. At this free seminar for family caregivers, learn about home modifications and inexpensive tools that can help your loved one maintain independence. 7-9 p.m., at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults, 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria. For more information, to register, or to request reasonable accommodations go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

<b>Wednesday/April 15

</b>Needlework Group, 10:30 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on in the company of other needlecrafters. Adults. 703-249-1520.

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.

Lorton Book Club, 7:30 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “Traffic” by Tom Vanderbilt. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Book Discussion Group, 7:15 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for title. Adults. 703-971-0010.

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

<b>Thursday/April 16

</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.

Earth Day: Birthday! 10:30 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and a craft celebrating our Earth. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Springfield Writers' Group, 7 p.m. at the temporary Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road in Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Share work, give and receive feedback. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Dope, Burn the Fields, Bitter and Blood Corps. 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/April 17

</b>Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus,10:30 a.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.

Paganfest Amerika II. 5:15 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.

Lake Accotink Adult Civil War History Program, at Braddock Hall in the King’s Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The focus is on 1860s life in Fairfax County during the Civil War, the role of women during the war, slavery in 1860s society and period entertainments. $10 fee. Pre-registration required by March 28 at 703-569-3464.

<b>Saturday/April 18

</b>The Shenandoah University Conservatory Dance Ensemble performing the works of Alwin Nikolais, 3 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Includes opportunities for audience interaction with dance professor Kim Gibilisco. clorange@su.edu or acambel@su.edu.

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.

Summer Reading Program Sneak Preview, 10 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. A sneak preview of 2009's Summer Reading Program. Youth Services Staff will discuss their favorite books. 703-249-1520.

Artists’ Reception at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 4-6:30 p.m. at 309 Mill St. in Occoquan. “Artistic Impressions” is an exhibit of hand-built pottery by Sherri Johnson of Fairfax and digitally painted photographs by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield. The exhibit runs April 7-May 4, and the gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 703-494-0584 or at www.theartistsundertaking.com.

Y&T, Switched at Birth, Sinners Trail and Under Command. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $25 in advance, $28 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.

Lake Accotink Adult Civil War History Program, at Braddock Hall in the King’s Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The focus is on 1860s life in Fairfax County during the Civil War, the role of women during the war, slavery in 1860s society and period entertainments, with additional presentations on medicine, soldier’s camp life, learning to load cannon, rudimentary infantry drill and firing blank rounds in a black powder musket. $10 fee. Pre-registration required by March 28 at 703-569-3464.

Art Exhibit and Sale. The Kingstowne Area Artists Association will exhibit and sell its work 12-5 p.m., at the Snyder Center located at 6450 South Van Dorn St., Kingstowne. Free. Work in a variety of media will be displayed, including: acrylics, oils, watercolor, mixed media, pastels, photography, pen and ink and digital media. Refreshments will be served. For directions to the Snyder Center, go to www.kingstowne.org. For more, contact Ginny Sywyj at duchessducky@msn.com or Nancy Hannans at nhannans@cox.net.

The Lions Club Flea Market. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the VRE Parking Lot, 6900 Hechinger Drive/5701 Backlick Road, Springfield. Free. Vendors $15. 703-960-6739. www.sfhostlions.org. All funds earned go for Lions charities.

ECHO Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Bernadette Catholic Church Gym, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. All proceeds are used to support ECHO programs. For additional information call 703-569-9160 or 703-440-1353.

Friends of the Occoquan Clean Up Day at Occoquan Water Trail, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. River and shoreline clean up of the Occoquan River at Fountainhead Regional Park, Bull Run Marina, Occoquan Regional Park, The Town of Occoquan and Lake Ridge Park.

Art in the Park at Occoquan, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Artists from the Workhouse Arts Center will display their art and also be creating new work along the riverfront at Occoquan Regional Park, 9520 Ox Road, Lorton. Contact: John Houser, 703-690-2121 or Occoquan@nvrpa.org.

<b>Sunday/April 19

</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.

N-Scale Model Trains, 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Admission is $2 adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

OWL Bull Run Virginia Bluebell at Occoquan Water Trail, 1-5 p.m. $2/$3 launch fee. River paddle along the upper Occoquan. Contact Jim Zawlocki, www.cpakayaker.com.

Paddle Adventure-Morning Tour at Pohick Bay, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. $30 per person or group rate. Enjoy a morning park paddle tour on the water before the hustle and bustle of boaters. See eagles in the morning light as they hunt for the day. No experience is necessary Contact: 703-339-6104.

Art in the Park at Occoquan, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Artists from the Workhouse Arts Center will display their art and also be creating new work along the riverfront at Occoquan Regional Park, 9520 Ox Road, Lorton. Contact: John Houser, 703-690-2121 Occoquan@nvrpa.org.