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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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<cal1>Thursday/July 23

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

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.

Get Curious with George. 1 p.m., at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010. Come for stories and meet Curious George. Bring a camera. Age 2-5 with adult. Registration required.

Tongue Twisters. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. All ages. Ventriloquist and storyteller Sandi Sylver brings songs and stories to life. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Registration required.

<cal1>Friday/July 24

<cal2>The Conquer and Curse Tour 2009, Fallen Martyr and Nightmare Ritual. 6 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 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 25

<cal2>Summer Bro Down. 3 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Kayak Tour of Historic Alexandria Waterfront. 8-11 a.m. Launches from Belle Haven Marina, 6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria. Reservation required. $45. kayak@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.

Braddock Nights Concerts Feature Back Roads Band Live show. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Call 703-324-SHOW or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

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.

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. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service..

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 10:30 a.m., in the meeting room of the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. Storytelling, magic and fun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Storytelling, magic and fun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

<cal1>Sunday/July 26

<cal2>U.S. Army Band Downrange performs a variety of music from the current rock, pop, R&B and country charts, as well as patriotic classics and its own original tunes from 3-5 p.m., on the Lorton Workhouse Quad, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Seating is limited, so bring blankets or chairs. Free.

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.

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

Storytime with Daisy. 2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Bring a camera for photos, stories and activities with Jane Simmons' Daisy the Duck. Age 3-6 with adult. Registration required.

<cal1>Monday/July 27

<cal2>Salsa Cinderella. 2:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Seal Puppets presents this classic tale with a spicy twist. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required.

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Doodles and More. 2:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. A graphic artist presents drawing basics in this hands-on program. Age 6-12. Registration required.

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.

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 7 p.m., at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Writer’s Group. 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For all writers - newcomers always welcome!. Read your material aloud for feedback. Adults.

Kingstowne in Stiches. 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Spend an evening in the company of other knitters, embroiderers and needleworkers. Adults.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 28

<cal2> 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.

Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak 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.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 29

<cal2>The Nighthawks. 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. 10:15 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults.

Tales for Twos: Summer Fun for Little Ones. 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Stories and activities about summertime. Age 24-35 months with adult. Registration required.

Preschool Storytime. 1:30 p.m., Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults.

Create with Clay. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library. 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Work with paper clay and terra cotta to make a jewelry, pen or coin holder and then bake at home. Presented by Shannyn Snyder from Whispering Eden. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18. Registration required.

Stage Makeup and Special FX. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Scars, wounds and other stage makeup techniques are revealed in this hands-on workshop with Lois Walsh. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 12-18. Registration required.

<cal1>Thursday/July 30

<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.

<cal1>Thursday/July 30

<cal2>Salsa Cinderella. 2:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. 703-339-4610. Seal Puppets presents this classic tale with a spicy twist. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required.

<cal1>Friday/July 31

<cal2>National Concert 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>Sunday/Aug. 2

<cal2> Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lorton VRE Station Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.