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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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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.

<cal1>Thursday/July 16

<cal2>Monkeys in the House. 10:30 a.m., pre-school children are invited to release their inner monkey with John Hadfield at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Journey to the Jungle with Animal Ambassadors. See a wide variety of tropical animals at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Gum Art. Jamie Marraccini shows how to create amazing art with chewing gum. 2:30 p.m. in meeting room at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Comedy Night at Jaxx with Justin Kincaid and Friends. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $5. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Friday/July 17

<cal2>ZO2 and The Trews. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra "Summer 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.

<cal1>Saturday/July 18

<cal2>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Why Dance? A fast-paced dance demonstration by Impact, the youth dance company of Dream in Color Foundation & Studios. 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

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

The Artery Foundation Tour 2009. 1 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $13 in advance, $15 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

A Walk in the Woods at Pohick Bay, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Join a naturalist for a leisurely hike on the trials along Pohick Bay. Search for wildlife and other seasonal natural wonders. Meet at the Pohick Bay camp store. Contact: 703-339-6104, Pohick Bay Regional Park is located at 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

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

Paddle Adventure-Morning Tour at Pohick Bay, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $30 per person. Reservations required. Enjoy a morning park paddle tour on the water before the hustle and bustle of boaters. See eagles in the morning light as they hunt for the day. The trip will be led by a Potomac Overlook Park naturalist. No experience is necessary. Contact: 703-339-6104. Pohick Bay Regional Park is located at 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton.

Workhouse Film Institute screening: In the Shadow of the Moon 6-10 p.m. in Gallery W-16, second floor at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Come join the Workhouse Film Institute as it presents this documentary that chronicles the NASA Apollo Program between 1968 and 1972. The Workhouse will also host a guest speaker from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Tickets $10, available at www.workhousearts.org

<cal1>Sunday/July 19

<cal2> Guerilla Art Exhibit artist’s reception. 2-4 p.m. The Workhouse Arts Center's Gallery, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton, will feature its first ever Guerilla Art Exhibit July 1-26. The public is invited to an artist’s reception July 19. Exhibit and reception are in Gallery-16, 2nd floor. Visit www.workhousearts.org.

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

<cal1>Monday/July 20

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

Passport to the World of Music. Go on a musical voyage around the world. Age 2-6 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Daisy Storytime. Story time and character visit with Daisy, from the books by Jane Simmons. Bring cameras and get a picture with Simmons. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Read Yourself Silly with Flow Circus. Take a trip to the circus with juggling, magic and more. 10:30 a.m., at the John Marshall Library. 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. See these birds of prey and find out more about their place in the wild. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

The Singing Weatherman. Meteorologist Stormin’ Bob Swanson shares weather songs and science. 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Lorton Library. 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Improvisation. A fast-paced, high-energy, creative workshop with Lois Walsh for actors and non-actors alike. 2:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

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

Kingstowne in Stitches. Spend an evening in the company of other knitters, embroiderers and needle-workers. 7 p.m. in the conference room of Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Tuesday/ July 21

<cal2>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Read Yourself Silly with Flow Circus. Take a trip to the circus with juggling, magic and more. 10:30 a.m. in the Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group. "China Road" by Rob Gifford. 11 a.m., at Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Great Big Faces. Fast, fun caricature drawing workshop with Paul Merklein. 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Lorton Library. 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Computer Tutoring. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in the computer tutoring space Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group. "Coal Black Horse" by Robert Olmstead. 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Evening Book Discussion Group. "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 22

<cal2>Katsumoto and Tonight is Glory. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra "Summer Band." 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.

Practice Your English. 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.

Travel Club. Bring lunch and enjoy a lively discussion. 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the Richard Byrd Library. 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-451-8055.

Practice Your English. 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.

Mother-Daughter Book Club. Book club for girls age 9-11 and their mothers. 7 p.m. in meeting room 116K of the Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

The Wright Stuff. Discover the mystery of flight with the Maryland Science Center. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Kingstowne Library Writers Peer Review Group. Review peers’ works and receive in-depth feedback on your own. 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Kingstowne Library. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.