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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Aug. 20

</b>Demi Lovato and David Archuleta. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50, through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

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

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. “Love Walked In” by Marisa de los Santos. Adults.

Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. 2:30 p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. See these birds of prey and find out more about their place in the wild. Age 6-12. Registration required.

<b>Friday/Aug. 21

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

</b> Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen Live in the Cellar from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 22

</b>Peter, Paul & Mary, 8 p.m. $40 in-house, $22 lawn. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Traditional Irish Session. 12-2 p.m. Come listen to musicians practice and play. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association. 10 a.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults.

Microsoft Powerpoint. 2:30 p.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Learn how to put together an attractive presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Adults and teens. Registration required.

Dog Day Afternoon. Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink Park’s pooch-friendly pontoon boat. It is for humans 8 and up, but dogs of all ages. The cruise is from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $6 per person, but no charge for dogs. Limit of one dog

per person. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-569-0285 to make a reservation.

Sunset Cruise. Admire the sunset and relax as you cruise the beautiful shoreline of Lake Accotink. An interpretive history of Lake Accotink Park and the area is included in the tour from 8-9 p.m. Beverages served on board. The cost is $6 per person for passengers 18 and up. Call 703-569-0285 to make a reservation. Lake Accotink Park is located 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield

Nature Night Hike. Hikers 7 and older will learn the nocturnal activities of the residents in the surrounding woods at Lake Accotink Park from 8:30-10 p.m. Meet at the Visitors Center, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Bring a flashlight. $5 per adult and $3 per child under 16. To make prepaid reservation, call 703-569-0285.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 23

</b> Sunday Brunch. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations always welcome. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Monday/Aug. 24

</b>Half Price Night. 4-10 p.m. Half price on all our traditional Irish fare (excluding breakfast). Dine-in only. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 25

</b>Karaoke. 10-1:30 a.m. Sing your favorite tunes. No cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Pub Quiz Night. 8 p.m. Come test your knowledge with prizes and specials in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-6:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. ID required. Appointments preferred; call 1-866-256-6372. Adults.

Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call for details and to sign up. Adults. Registration required.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Find out what's hot and what's not! Age 12-16.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 26

</b>Practice your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults.

Cody and B.J. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Jammin' beach party with live music and a parrot! All ages. Registration required.

Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Book club for girls age 9-11 and their mothers. Registration required.

Improvisation. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. This is a fast-paced, high-energy and creative workshop for the actor and non-actor alike! Fun is the name of the game... and speaking of games, we'll play lots of them! Age 12-18. Registration required.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 27

</b>The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Friday/Aug. 28

</b>The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers - Live Orchestra and Film. 7:30 p.m. at the Filene Center. $25-$55. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

City of Fairfax Band “Alte Kamaraden German.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Luke Brindley. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. 703-324-SHOW.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen Live in the Cellar from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 29

</b>The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers - Live Orchestra and Film. 7:30 p.m. at the Filene Center. $25-$55. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Traditional Irish Session. 12-2 p.m. Come listen to musicians practice and play. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association. 10 a.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults.

Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association offers smoke-free, alcohol-free at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Beginner/intermediate waltz moves begin at 7:30 p.m. Open dancing which includes two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha, and specialty dances is from 8:30-11 p.m. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. Snacks will be available. For more information, visit www.nvcwda.org or call our hot line 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

Rotary Fund Raiser. Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia is hosting a fund raiser for Rotary’s Polio Eradication Project and with a presentation of the play “Which Way Is Out?” 7 p.m., at Northern Virginia Community College’s Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale. $45 in advance and $50 at the door, this includes an hors d’oeuvres reception preceding each performance. For more information, and to register and purchase tickets, visit www.rotary7610.org or call 540-370-0300.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 30

</b> Sunday Brunch. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations always welcome. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults.

Vegan Cooking Class. "Healthy Snacks & Desserts." 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at 9302 Hallston Court Fairfax Station. $50/person. Have your cake and eat it too for lactose intolerant, dairy-free, cholesterol-free. Class includes food samples, recipes, coupons, and goodie bags to take home. Pre-registration required. Call 703-643-2713 for space availability. www.localdc.com/cooking.

Rotary Fund Raiser. Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia is hosting a fund raiser for Rotary’s Polio Eradication Project and with a presentation of the play “Which Way Is Out?” 6 p.m., at Northern Virginia Community College’s Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale. $45 in advance and $50 at the door, this includes an hors d’oeuvres reception preceding each performance. For more information, and to register and purchase tickets, visit www.rotary7610.org or call 540-370-0300.

<b>Monday/Aug. 31

</b>Half Price Night. 4-10 p.m. Half price on all our traditional Irish fare (excluding breakfast). Dine-in only. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults.