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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Dec. 17

</b>1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends. 7 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Winterbloom: Holiday Traditions Rearranged, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, Natalia Zukerman and Anne Heaton. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Fairfax High School Music Department Winter Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Orchestra and chorus students performing Mozart's Te Deum, seasonal music and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. Admission is free. www.fhschorus.net.

Starlight, Starbright. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Sparkly stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call for title. Adults. 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/Dec. 18

</b>1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun Holiday Show. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Celtic melodies and classic Christmas carols. Tickets are $23-$46. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 19

</b>1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Rocknoceros Holiday Show and Sing-a-long at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 for everyone one and older. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The D.R.A.M.A Kings at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

A Rockapella Holiday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $21-$42. Youth through grade 12 half price. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 703-993-8794.

Animal Lovers Event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Brochures, magazines, books and more with information on pets and wildlife. Free. 703-293-6227 or 571-236-9056.

Santa at Lake Accotink. Santa wants to take pictures with visitors’ pets from 1-2 p.m. Take a photo of a dog, cat or other pet with Santa. Bring own camera and get the shot you want. The registration fee is $5 per pet. Santa offers hayrides from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, too. Enjoy a horse or tractor-drawn wagon ride with Santa and tell him what’s on your wish list. Bundle up for the ride and have a steaming cup of hot chocolate while you wait to board the ride or to warm up afterwards. Call early to get your preferred hayride time. The fee is $8 per person and babies on laps are free. Registrations must be made in advance. Call 703-569-0285 to make a reservation or for more information. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. For more information about Lake Accotink Park, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 20

</b>NAACP Fairfax County Youth Council Meeting. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. restonbell7@gmail.com.

1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends. 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Eric Hutchinson. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $25. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 21

</b>Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 22

</b>Todd Wright. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 23

</b>Todd Wright. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 24

</b>Good for the Jews featuring Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 25

</b>A Day to Play at the ‘J’. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. The Center opens its doors to the community for a day of play. www.jccnv.org.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 26

</b>Hotspur. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 27

</b>Dana Wells CD Release and Dream Dirt (Justin and Mark from Jonasay). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

With These Hands. Classical pianist Carlos Alberto Ibay performs 4 p.m., at St. Mary of Sorrows, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $25 donation goes toward re-building lives of victims affected by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng in the Philippines. For tickets, contact Luisa Robinson, 703-323-5834, or Gig Allas-Espiritu, 703-250-0520. Tickets also available at St. Mary's business office.

<b>Monday/Dec. 28

</b>Bliss FM and DJ M.A.F. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Inova Blood Drive. 12:30 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Reptiles Alive! 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. See and touch live animals. Find out how they adapt to wintertime in all eco-systems. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 29

</b>Harlem Globetrotters. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $22-$26.50, available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the venue box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Poor Man’s Lobster and The Arctic Groove. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 30

</b>Missing Pieces: Each Child is an Essential Piece to Our World. 5-7 p.m. at Chick-Fil-A, Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Hosted by Robinson High School DECA at Chick-Fil-A’s Family Night. The DECA Public Relations Project Directors and Volunteers will be implementing the ‘S.M.A.R.T. Kids Program,’ to educate students about being Safe, Motivated, Aware, Responsible, and Trustworthy, a student-centered program with learning activities, education, information and certificates of achievement. 703-426-2307 or chepner@fcps.edu.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 31

</b>New Year’s Eve Capital Hospice Benefit. 8:30 p.m. at The Waterford, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield. Food, open bar, live entertainment and a silent auction. $110 per person. All proceeds benefit nonprofit Capital Hospice. Reserve at 703-531-6209 or www.capitalhospice.org.

Robbie-noceros New Years Eve Party for Kids. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 for everyone over one and older. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

New Years Eve Party with Shane Hines, The Blackjacks, Crash Boom Bang and Billy Woodward and the Senders. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $30. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 2

</b>The Independent CD Release and The OK Corral. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Organ and Voice Recital. 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church: 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Loralee Culbert performing Mozart, Bach and more. Free. 703-938-8736.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 3

</b>Autism Awareness Matinee with The Kindness Of Strangers, Youth In Asia and Public Saxophone. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Jan. 4

</b>Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 7

</b>Asylum Street Spankers. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 8

</b>An Evening with SGGL. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $25. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.