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The Springfield Art Guild presents a new exhibit of Water-Media Paintings through June 18 at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. The exhibit features work by artist Thea Rossi Barron. The paintings feature landscapes from Italy to the Grand Canyon painted in watercolor, mixed media and acrylic. The library is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 703-339-4610.

<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/June 4

<cal2>Summer Fun Family Info and Family Literacy Night, 6-8 p.m., at Lynbrook Elementary, 5801 Backlick Road, Springfield. Local vendors and teachers demonstrating family literacy games.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 12 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Adults. 703-339-4610.

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/June 5

<cal2>The Workhouse Spot-LYTES Present: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’, a comedy by Ron Hutchinson. 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. $10. 703-584-2900.

Threat Signal, GI9, Cab Ride Home, Kysmet and Murder the Element. 6 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $12 in advance, $14 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Celebrate Fairfax Festival. Enjoy rides, concerts, performing arts, exhibits, food and fireworks. 6 p.m.-midnight, at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

<cal1>Saturday/June 6

<cal2>Bluegrass and BBQ feast. All you can eat dinner with bluegrass bands, Blue Grass Gospel Express and All4Hym. 5:30-10 p.m., at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. $15 for those 13 and older. $5 for those 7-12; free for 6 and under. Call 703-971-4673 or visit http://public.serviceu.com/ticketing/default.asp?orgID-11684 to purchase tickets.

The Workhouse Spot-LYTES Present: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’, a comedy by Ron Hutchinson. 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. $10. 703-584-2900.

The Fif, Violet Says 5 and The Echo Boom. 9 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Celebrate Fairfax Festival. Enjoy rides, concerts, performing arts, exhibits, food and fireworks. 10 a.m.-midnight, at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

Kayak Tour of Historic Alexandria Waterfront. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Launches from Belle Haven Marina, 6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria. Reservation required. $45. kayak@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.

<cal1>Sunday/June 7

<cal2>Celebrate Fairfax Festival. Enjoy rides, concerts, performing arts, exhibits, food and fireworks. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

Ssssnakes! Learn about the native species of scaly reptiles at Huntley Meadows Park 12-1:30 p.m. A naturalist will lead a discussion and walk in the park. This program is perfect for families with children six and older. Learn about the natural habitat of snakes. Learn that we need not be fearful of them. The cost is $6 per adult and $4 per child. Reservations are required. Call 703-768-2525 to reserve. Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Blvd., in Alexandria.

<cal1>Monday/June 8

<cal2>Kingstowne in Stitches. 7 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Spend an evening in the company of other needleworkers. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 9

<cal2>Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. One-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Lighters and Matches Are Tools for Grownups Only. 10:30 a.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. A puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department that focuses on fire safety. Participants will receive a helmet, activity book and parent brochure. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-Registration is required.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 10

<cal2>Springfield Art Guild June Meeting and Art Competition. 7:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St. Springfield. 703-644-6677 or magickaldl@earthlink.net.

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Thursday/June 11

<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>Friday/June 12

<cal2>The Workhouse Spot-LYTES Present: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’, a comedy by Ron Hutchinson. 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. $10. 703-584-2900.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

City of Fairfax Concert Band performs 7:30-8:30 p.m., as part of the free Braddock Nights summer concert series at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. Concerts are cancelled if it is raining. If there is a threat of bad weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the start of the show for cancellation updates. For more, call 703-324-8702 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/.

<cal1>Saturday/June 13

<cal2>Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. 703-339-4610.

The Workhouse Spot-LYTES Present: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’, a comedy by Ron Hutchinson. 8 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. $10. 703-584-2900.

Tim Harmon 5K Run/Walk. 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board’s Alcohol and Drug Services program sponsors the event to raise awareness of Hepatitis C and substance abuse in the community and to honor the memory of Tim Harmon who served as director of CSB Alcohol and Drug Services Residential Services. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. The race will take place on a certified course and is spectator friendly. More information is available at www.timharmon5k.org.

Kayak Tour of the Natural & Human History of Kane’s Creek. 5-8 p.m. Launches from Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Reservation required. $45. kayak@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.