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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 27

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

<b>Friday/Aug. 28

</b>City of Fairfax Band’s Alte Kamaraden German 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.

Dragonflies. Learn about the lifecycle, behavior and identification of Huntley’s many dragonflies and damselflies from 9-11:30 a.m., at Huntley Meadows Park & Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. This walk suggested for adults. Activity will be canceled in case of rain. $6 per person. Call 703-768-2525 to register.

<b>Friday/Aug. 28

</b>Ice Cream and Hot Dogs. The Children’s Fund is hosting a fund raiser at Peterson's Ice Cream Depot, 7150 Main St., Clifton. Children's Fund is a public charity dedicated to children's healthy development and education worldwide, and people can contribute by mentioning the Children's Fund when they enjoy their ice cream and hot dogs.

<b>Friday/Aug. 28

Congregation Adat Reyim Shabbat Under the Stars. 6:30 p.m., at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield. Enjoy a picnic — bring your own dairy-pareve dinner. Erev Shabbat Service led by the Adat Reyim Folk Group begins at 7:30 p.m. For more, call 703-569-7577 or visit adatreyim.org.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 29

</b>Exercise Paddle Adventure. 4:30 p.m.-sunset at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Paddle trip with interval training and endurance. General good health required. Must be 18 or older. Kayak experience necessary. Call 703-339-6104 for reservations (required), directions and other information. Cost: $30 per person or group rate.

Nature in your Hands! 2-5 p.m. Stop by the Pohick Bay observation deck and see a display of live animals you might find in the Northern Virginia area. A naturalist will have live snakes, turtles, frogs and maybe even more! Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. 703-339-6104. Free.

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.

Historic Re-enactment. The Carlyle House will host a War of 1812 historic re-enactment 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Call 703-549-2997 or 703-339-6104. For more information, visit www.nvrpa.org.

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>SALIVA with Smile Empty Soul, Taking Dawn, Sick Circle. 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Paddle Adventure-Evening Tour. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. View the beauty of the Pohick Marsh as the day comes to an end. No experience is necessary. Call 703-339-6104 for reservations (required), directions and other information. $30 per person or group rate. Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

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.

Historic Re-enactment. The Carlyle House will host a War of 1812 historic re-enactment 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Call 703-549-2997 or 703-339-6104. For more information, visit www.nvrpa.org.

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.

Congregation Adat Reyim Preschool Community Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield. Proceeds will benefit a new Preschool Fine Arts Program. For more information, call 703-569-7577 or visit adatreyim.org.

<b>Monday/Aug. 31

</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 .

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>Sunday/Sept. 6

</b>Train Show. 12-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2 for adults and $1 for children. 703-425-9225. LEGO trains will be running. Come see the caboose and speeder, or browse the gift shop.

<b>Monday/Sept. 7

</b>St. Mary’s 134th Labor Day Picnic, the oldest outdoor social in Fairfax County, on the grounds of the historic church at Fairfax Station Road and Route 123. The celebration begins with Blessing of the Tools and Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of food, fellowship and fun.

Train Show. 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. HO, N-scale and $2 for adults and $1 for children. 703-425-9225. LEGO trains will be running. Come see the caboose and speeder, or browse the gift shop.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 9

</b>Go Green With Designer Jewelry luncheon hosted by the Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection, 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 Friday, Sept. 4 to 703-569-4670 or 703-590-6562 or e-mail to SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.