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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/Aug. 6

</b>Thursday Theater. 11:30 a.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Bring a lunch and enjoy movies. Age 1-6 with adult. Registration required.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 12 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Adults.

Faster Pussycat, The Bulletboys, Bang Tango, Sister Strange, Swirl. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com 21+.

The Wright Stuff. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Discover the mystery of flight with the Maryland Science Center. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

<b>Friday/Aug. 7

</b>Patty Reese Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center behind the Sunoco Gas Station.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Registration required.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 8

</b>Ricardo Arjona, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

KINGS X: Switched at Birth, The Wrecking Crew, Flood Foundation, TBA. . 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Sunday/Aug. 9

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lorton VRE Station Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Ballet. Virginia Ballet Company presents “Precedence” 4:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center located on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. All seats are reserved, and all tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. 703-249-8227.

Apex Booking Presents: In Alcatraz 1962, I Saw A Ghost, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA. 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Monday/Aug. 10

</b> SpellBound's Sanctuary: A Gothic and Industrial Event 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Featuring DJ Transept and Guests. 10$. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b> Tuesday/Aug. 11

</b> Acoustic Open Mic with Kellyn. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. No cover. Only the Lounge is Open. Bring your guitar or use our piano. 21+. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 12

</b>Ladies Luncheon at Springfield Golf and Country. 11:20-1:30 p.m. 8301 Old Keene Mill Road

Springfield The Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection invites everyone to “The New Workhouse Art Center & You.” The cost of $17.00 includes the luncheon and free childcare. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 7 to 703-569-4670 or 703-876-4780 or email to SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.

Volunteer Fairfax Fall Symposium. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at 10530 Page Avenue, Fairfax. Volunteer Fairfax’s popular symposium format is back, now offering two workshops in one day as well as a lunchtime forum. “Get with IT”: Learn how technology can be used to attract and support volunteers; “Turning One-Time Helpers into Long-Term Volunteers”: An open dialogue on how to encourage repeat performances; “Volunteer Training and Orientation”: This session will focus on best practices for volunteer orientation and volunteer training, and explain how the two differ. $35 Partner price/workshop, $60 package rate, $45 regular/workshop, $75 package rate. For More Information Visit: http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/

Pietasters. 7:30 p.m., at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. 703-324-SHOW.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b>EVENT CANCELED</b> Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Quarterly Forum. 7:30-9 p.m. Bill Etue will discuss how the management and logistical use of the railroads was crucial to the Union's success during the Civil War. Call (703) 425-9225 for more information.

<b> Thursday/Aug. 13

</b> Redemption Thursdays: bands TBA. 8:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 18+. $5 in advance, $7 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Friday/Aug. 14

</b>The United States Navy Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center behind the Sunoco Gas Station.

JAXX 15th Anniversary! 9 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. TBA, 94' Mentality, Frayz, Sensylla, Zoe, TBA. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Saturday/Aug. 15

</b>JAXX 15th Anniversary! 9:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. TBA, Switch56, Division, TBA. 21+. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Kinship Respite Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria and the Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax. A chance for grandparents (and other relatives) who are raising a child for another family member to enjoy a rare day off while providing a fun day for the children. The children will enjoy planned water activities with the theme, “A Day of Backyard Water Play – Let the Learning Flow.” Children ages 3 -12, who are residents of Fairfax County or the cities of Fairfax or Falls Church, can participate in the free program. Registration is required by Monday, Aug. 10. Lunch and snacks will be provided. 703-324-3517, TTY 703-449-1186. For reasonable ADA accommodations, 703-324-7723, TTY 703-222-9452.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 16

</b>N-Scale Model Trains will be running in the community room and the caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225. www.fairfax-station.org.

<b>Monday/Aug. 17

</b> SpellBound's Sanctuary: A Gothic and Industrial Event 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Featuring DJ Transept and Guests. 10$. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b> Tuesday/Aug. 18

</b> HED(PE) and MUSHROOMHEAD with Straight Line Stitch, Supe,GI9, Sordid. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $23 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<ca1>Wednesday/Aug. 19

</b>John McCutcheon. 7:30 p.m., at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. 703-324-SHOW.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b> Thursday/Aug. 20

</b> PRETTY BOY FLOYD and TBA. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.