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Anabela Ferguson will be showing her summer showcase daily, through July 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Huntsman Square Shopping Center, 7500 Huntsman Blvd., Springfield. Her studio-gallery is also open to the public by appointment only. For directions or contact information, call 571-594-3717.

<lst>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.

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<cal1>Wednesday/July 8

<cal2>King Teddy. 7:30 p.m., at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. 703-324-SHOW.

Conversation group. For people learning English. 10:15 a.m. in the conference room of the Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Award-winning songwriter Ray Owen. He will be talking at 10:30 a.m. in meeting room half of the Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Adult book discussion group. 2 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. The primary book of discussion will be "Left Behind" by Tim LaHaye. 703-339-4610.

Kingstowne evening book discussion group. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, to discuss "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. 703-339-4610.

Conversation group. Designed for people learning English will meet 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Mother-daughter book discussion group. 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call the library to register and for book title. 703-978-5600.

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

<cal1>Thursday/July 9

<cal2>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.

Kofi Dennis. At 10:30 a.m. he will lead all in attendance through music, movement and fun in the meeting room of the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Register all children and adults. 703-339-7385.

Picnic time. At 11:30 a.m. young children and their parents can bring a lunch and enjoy movies in meeting room half at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Chess Club Meeting. They will convene at 3:30 p.m. in meeting room half at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy of chess as well as play the game703-644-7333.

<cal1>Friday/July 10

<cal2>Athiest AdMat, Condemn the Infected and A Bloodbath in Boston. 6 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $20 in advance, $23 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Falls Church Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Story time. At 12 p.m., young children and their parents can enjoy lunch and stories in the meeting room of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

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

<cal1>Saturday/July 11

<cal2>Obon Summer Festival. 5:30-9 p.m., at Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lake Haven Lane, Fairfax Station. Candle illumination, temple tours, Japanese garden, children’s games, Japanese folk dancing and food. 703-239-0500.

Kayak Tour of the Natural & Human History of Pohick Creek. 8-11am. Launches from Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Reservation required. $45. kayak@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.

Callaway Demo Day at Pohick Golf Course, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details: http://www.callawaygolf.com/Global/en-US/RetailLocator.html?DemoDays=1&ZipCode=22079. Contact: 703-339-8585. Pohick Bay Regional Park is located at 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

Exercise Paddle Adventure at Pohick Bay. 4:30 p.m. to sunset. $30 per person or group rate. Reservations required. Paddle trip with interval training and endurance. General good health required. Must be 18 or older. Kayak experience necessary. Contact: 703-339-6104 for reservations. Pohick Bay Regional Park is located at 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

The Kingstowne Library book sale. 10 a.m. in the conference room, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Books for all ages are available. 703-339-4610.

Plant Clinic. At 10 a.m. the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association is giving gardening advice in the lobby of the Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. 1 p.m. in meeting room half of the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. 703-644-7333.

Rocknoceros performance. 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Register all children and adults. 703-978-5600.

Meteorologist Stormin’ Bob Swanson. At 2:30 p.m., the "singing weatherman" shares weather songs and science in the meeting room of the Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Sunday/July 12

<cal2>Apex Booking and Outerloop Present Summer Bro Down. 5 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Paddle Adventure-Evening Tour at Pohick Bay, 4-7 p.m. $30 per person or group rate. Reservations required. View the beauty of the Pohick Marsh as the day comes to an end. No experience is necessary. Contact: 703-339-6104. Pohick Bay Regional Park is located at 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

Plant Clinic. At 1 p.m. the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association is putting on a plant clinic in the lobby of the Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

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

<cal1>Monday/July 13

<cal2>Spellbound's Sanctuary. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Kaydee Puppets presents "Princess and the Pea" and "Little Red Hen’s Wacky Week". Both shows start at 10:30 a.m. and are intended for family fun and will be held in the meeting room of the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

"Twilight". The movie will be shown in the meeting room of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The film is rated PG-13. Bring your own blanket and snacks. 703-978-5600.

The Maryland Science Center discusses the mystery of flight. 2:30 p.m. in meeting room 116/117 of the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Plant Clinic. At 6 p.m., the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association is putting on a plant clinic in the lobby of the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Rocknoceros performance. At 7 p.m., the children’s band will be performing in meeting room half of the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Jamie Marraccini shows his audience how to create amazing art with chewing gum. He will begin at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of John Marshall Library. 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Needle-working. At 7 p.m., the conference room of the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, will play host to needle-workers of all kinds. No registration required. 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Tuesday/ July 14

<cal2>Plant Clinic. At 10 a.m., the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association will be putting on a plant clinic in the lobby of the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

The Maryland Science Center discusses the mystery of flight. Discussion starts at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Computer tutoring session. Starts at 3:30 p.m. in the Burke Centre computer tutoring space of the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Attendees will receive help with common software applications and navigating the Internet. 703-249-1520.

Computer tutoring session. Starts at 4:30 p.m., in the Burke Centre computer tutoring space of the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Attendees will receive help with common software applications and navigating the Internet. 703-249-1520.

Kaydee Puppets presents "Princess and the Pea" and "Little Red Hen’s Wacky Week." The shows start at 7 p.m. and are intended to be fun for the whole family. They will be in the meeting room of Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Mother-daughter book group. 7 p.m., in the meeting room at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call the library for the title of the book that will be the focus of discussion. 703-971-0010.

Mother-daughter book group. Will meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 15

<cal2>Alexandria Kelztet. 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.

Conversation group for people learning English. The group will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the conference room at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Meteorologist Stormin’ Bob Swanson. At 10:30 a.m., the singing weatherman will be sharing songs and science in meeting room half at the Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Needle-crafters. At 10:30 a.m. needle-workers of all kinds are encouraged to convene in meeting room 116K of the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow needle-crafters. 703-249-1520.

Writer's Roundtable. At 6 p.m., a group in which writers discuss their work with other writers in meeting room 2 of the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Conversation group for people learning English. 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Lorton Book Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Lorton Library. 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Book Discussion Group. A book discussion group will convene at 7:15 p.m. in the meeting room of the John Marshall Library. 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.