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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Connection

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.

<b>Thursday/June 11

</b>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.

<b>Friday/June 12

</b>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/.

<b>Saturday/June 13

</b>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.

Saturday/June 13

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.

<b>Monday/June 15

</b>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.

Movie Screening. The Republican Women of Clifton is a hosting private viewing of the movie ‘Iron Jawed Angels,’ on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the home theater of one of its members. The film is based on political activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful and effective strategies, tactics, and dialogues to revolutionize the American feminist movement to obtain the right to vote. Social gathering starts at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.cliftongop.com.

<b>Tuesday/June 16

</b>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.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. John Adams by David G. McCullough. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for the title. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Wednesday/June 17

</b>Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of other needlecrafters. Adults. 703-249-1520.

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.

Book Discussion Group. 7:15 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for title. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Lorton Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Rikets, Butcher Jones and more. 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Thursday/June 18

</b>Springfield Writers' Group. 7 p.m. at the Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Summer Reading Open House. 1:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and check out some books. 703-339-4610.

St. Mary of Sorrows White Elephant Sale - Preview Sale. 5-8 p.m., at St. Mary of Sorrows Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $5 admission. All proceeds go to the parish. 703-323-0345.

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.

<b>Friday/June 19

</b>Third Annual SkateFest at Wakefield Skate Park. Preliminaries for this two-day competition will be 4-7 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes a SkateFest T-shirt. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation of Washington, D.C. Participants of all ages are invited to participate. On Saturday participants will skateboard through a checkpoint route around the skate park during Sk8 For the Cause, a sponsored ride to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes a Sk8 For the Cause T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three earners. Complete details about SkateFest 2009 and an online registration form can be found at www.skatefestfairfax.com. Wakefield Skate Park is located at 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale. 703-321-7081.

St. Mary of Sorrows White Elephant Sale. 12-8 p.m., at St. Mary of Sorrows Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. All proceeds go to the parish. 703-323-0345.

Jaxx Midnight Madness Show. 11 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/June 20

</b>Stuart-Mosby Historical Society 29th Annual Spring Bus Tour, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., starting at the Truro Rectory, 10520 Main St., Fairfax, where Mosby captured Brig. Gen. Edwin Stoughton, then to Culpeper, Orange Court House, Gordonsville and more. Stuart-Mosby Historical Society members $65, non-members $75. Tom Evans will be signing books before the tour at the Truro Rectory. Contact Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984 or dhakenson@cox.net.

Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. 10:30 a.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. See birds of prey and find out about their place in the wild. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

Kayak Tour. Solstice Spectacular on Pohick Creek. 5-8 p.m. Launches from Pohick Bay Regional Park. Led by Whitney Bailey. Reservation required. $45. kayak@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.

St. Mary of Sorrows White Elephant Sale. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at St. Mary of Sorrows Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. All proceeds go to the parish. 703-323-0345.

<b>Sunday/June 21

</b>Pro-Pain, Sworn Enemy, Mantic Ritual, Blue Colar War, The Rejected and Brutallion. 5 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $17 in advance, $20 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.