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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Thursday/April 30

</b>Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-426-1070.

Stories and Science, 4 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories, activities and an age-appropriate experiment. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-971-0010.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

<b>Friday/May 1

</b>Occoquan River Festival features events at six venues along the Occoquan River. Taste of Occoquan, an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, a boat show, a children’s playground midway, ghost walks, quarry tours and more at Occoquan Regional Park, Belmont Bay, Prince William Marina, and the Town of Occoquan. Visit www.occoquanrivercommunities.com for specific event locations and times.

Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-426-1070.

The Young People’s Theatre presents ‘Annie,’ 7 p.m. at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road in Lorton. Reserved seats are $10. www.YPTnva.com.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5.p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.- 5.p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets at the door or online at http://tinyURL.com/wshstheater.

‘The Little Mermaid.’ The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance presents Superne Dance Theatre’s underwater fairy tale adventure. 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets contact Cynthia Davenport at 703-815-7558 or e-mail Kostickets@gmail.com or joanizzodance@joanizzodance.org.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

‘The Wedding From Hell’ by Eileen Mouskey. The W.T. Woodson Drama Department presents this comedy and dinner theater event (rated PG-13) 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Main Street Marketplace, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit wtwdrama.org for tickets. Tickets are $18 for buffet meal and performance. Pre-sale only. No tickets sold at the door. Caterers vary per show, but include: Red Hot & Blue, Metro Diner, Auld Shebeen, Buffalo Wing University, Brion's Grill, and Mama Lucia's.

<b>Saturday/May 2

</b>Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-426-1070.

Jimmy Lange to Battle Ryan Davis for WBC USNBC Championship Title. Junior middleweight contender Jimmy Lange (29-3-2, 20 KOs) will battle Ryan “Dangerous” Davis (20-8-2, 8 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) United States National Boxing Championship (USNBC) Super Welterweight (154-lb) Title in the 12-round Main Event 7:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center. Tickets are $20-$500 (plus applicable service charges), and are on sale now. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT. For more information visit www.ipboxing.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Occoquan River Festival, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. The River Festival celebrates life along the Occoquan River. Rain date is May 3. Contact: www.occoquanrivercommunities.com, 703-690-2121.

Paddle Adventure- Morning Tour at Pohick Bay, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Cost: $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. Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. No experience is necessary. 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.

‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets at the door or online at http://tinyURL.com/wshstheater.

Container Garden Workshop. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Heather Hill Gardens, 8111 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free. Rain date May 3. Bring a container or purchase one, and employees will help select plants and design a garden. Soil, fertilizer and light refreshments will be provided. Call 703-690-6060 or visit www.heatherhillgardens.com.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

‘The Wedding From Hell’ by Eileen Mouskey. The W.T. Woodson Drama Department presents this comedy and dinner theater event (rated PG-13) 12 and 7 p.m., at Main Street Marketplace, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit wtwdrama.org for tickets. Tickets are $18 for buffet meal and performance. Pre-sale only. No tickets sold at the door. Caterers vary per show, but include: Red Hot & Blue, Metro Diner, Auld Shebeen, Buffalo Wing University, Brion's Grill, and Mama Lucia's.

Plant Sale, hosted by the Robinson Secondary Crew Booster Club at Burke Nursery and Gardening Center at 9401 Burke Road, Burke. Crew Rowing teams are non funded sports in Fairfax County. Burke Nursery contributes 20 percent of total sales for customers who present pre purchased certificates ($10) the day of sale. See www.robinsoncrew.com for details.

Artist’s Exhibit. Anabela Ferguson and special guests offer a 10-year celebration reception, with food, woodwind and strings jazz music. 1-5 p.m., at 7304 Grace St., Springfield. www.anabela-artist.com, 571-594-3717.

<b>Sunday/May 3

</b>The Young People’s Theatre presents ‘Annie,’ 3:30 p.m. at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road in Lorton. Reserved seats are $10. www.YPTnva.com.

Used Book Sale. 12-5 p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

‘The Little Mermaid.’ The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance presents Superne Dance Theatre’s underwater fairy tale adventure. 3 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets contact Cynthia Davenport at 703-815-7558 or e-mail Kostickets@gmail.com or joanizzodance@joanizzodance.org.

Train Show. Tabletop N-scale model trains will be running 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Admission is $2/adults and $1/child. 703-425-9225. www.fairfax-station.org.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 2 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

Artist’s Exhibit. Anabela Ferguson and special guests offer a 10-year celebration reception, with food, woodwind and strings jazz music. 1-5 p.m., at 7304 Grace St., Springfield. www.anabela-artist.com, 571-594-3717.

<b>Tuesday/May 5

</b>“An Evening with IL Divo,” David Miller, Carlos Marín, Urs Buhler & Sébastien Izambard, 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle Fairfax. Tickets are $59.50-$129.50, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. www.ildivo.com.

Blossoming Out of the Box, flower show presented by the Dominion Valley Garden Club. 1:30- 4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The show will be judged by National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. Flower Show judges and will include floral designs and horticultural specimens. Free. For more, call Olivia Ford, the Flower Show chair, at 703-250-7533.

<b>Thursday/May 7

</b>Movie on the Lawn: ‘He’s Just Not That Into You.’ 8 p.m. at the plaza in front of the McDiarmid Building, Annandale Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Free. Cars without NOVA parking stickers must use the visitor parking garage for $1 per hour, cash only. 703-323-3484.

<b>Friday/May 8

</b>The Young People’s Theatre presents ‘Annie,’ 7 p.m. at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road in Lorton. Reserved seats are $10. www.YPTnva.com.

‘A Harmonizer on Broadway’ presented at 8 p.m. by the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. Music from “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Spamalot” and many others. Location is Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets from $15-$30 available by calling 703-910-4600 or at www.harmonizers.org.

Two Plays: ‘Empty Chair’ and ‘Tarmac,’ presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts Theater, Lorton. 7:30 p.m., at Convergence, A Creative Community of Faith. 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/60074/. For more, info@metrotheater.org or scelentano@aol.com.

<b>Saturday/May 9

</b>Bill Engvall and Frank Caliendo Comedy Show, 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $49.50, through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.billengvall.com or www.frankcaliendo.com.

The Young People’s Theatre presents ‘Annie,’ 3:30 p.m. at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road in Lorton. Reserved seats are $10. www.YPTnva.com.

Concerts from Kirkwood, Recital. 3 p.m., at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Free. Young Artist Competition Winners featuring high school and middle school artists from the Northern Virginia area playing piano, violin, flute, trumpet or horn. Donations accepted. 703-451-5320, www.kirkwoodpres.com.

‘The Blue Door Collection,’ paintings by Jan E. Moffatt, will displayed at an Artist’s Reception from 1-4 p.m. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St. in Occoquan. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. 703-490-1117 or www.loftgallery.org.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friends Book Sale. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, 703-339-4610.

Celtic Music. Natalie MacMaster performs 8 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44, $36, $22. All children, 12 and under, half price. 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.

‘A Harmonizer on Broadway’ presented at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. by the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. Music from “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Spamalot” and many others. Location is Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets from $15-$30 available by calling 703-910-4600 or at www.harmonizers.org.

Yard Sale. Venture Crew 4031, chartered by First Baptist Springfield, hosts a multi-family yard sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7803 Lobelia Lane, in the Daventry neighborhood, to earn money for upcoming activities including an educational trip to Costa Rica in June 2010. Furniture, prom and homecoming dresses, electronics and other items for sale. Call Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or e-mail fontanella4@verizon.net for more information.

Two Plays: ‘Empty Chair’ and ‘Tarmac,’ presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts Theater, Lorton. 7:30 p.m., at Convergence, A Creative Community of Faith. 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/60074/. For more, info@metrotheater.org or scelentano@aol.com.

Mother’s Day Tea at Gunston Hall. 2 p.m. Enjoy an abundant selection of teas, sandwiches, scones and sweets, an 18th-century fashion show, and tours of the Mansion and grounds. $35 per person. Reservations required. 703-550-9220. Gunston Hall is located at 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck.

<b>Wednesday/May 13

</b>NARFE Meeting. 1:30 p.m., at is The American Legion Post 176, 5620 Amherst Ave, Springfield. The business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Chris Allen, advanced financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. on "Market Volatility: Steps That You Can Take.” Contact Chapter President Dick Gallagher at rmgallagher@verizon.net or 703-455-4373 for details on the meeting or questions about NARFE. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Quarterly Forum, 7:30-9 p.m. Local author Lynne Garvey Hodge will be discussing her recently published book "Clifton." The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Free, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

Ladies Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection invites everyone to "A Touch Of Fashion" 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. $17 includes the luncheon and free childcare. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 11, 12 noon to 703-569-4670 or 703-876-4780 or by e-mail to SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.