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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/March 12

</b>Tim Piper: A Day in his Life. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Natty Beaux, 8-10 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Complimentary swing lesson at 7:30 p.m. $10 per person. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Conference on Fund-raising Development Speaker Series, a five-part speaker series in partnership with Volunteer Fairfax, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 8283 Greensboro Drive in McLean. Participate in person or via live webcam feed. $25 per session. Register at www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=NONP10E. Contact Samantha Watson at Volunteer Fairfax, 703-246-3826 or www.volunteerfairfax.org.

Steve Moakler (full band), Gabe Vitech and the Ivory, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Tying the Knot: A Pre-Marriage Workshop for Couples, 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through April 2, at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Litttle River Turnpike, Fairfax. $75 per couple. To register visit www.jccnv.org.

Chess Club, 3:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy, play the game. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce, 7 p.m. at Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. $55 non-members, $45 members. All financial components of the property settlement agreement from preparing documents for an attorney to the signing of an agreement. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Acoustic Night, Rana Mansour and Jake From Redshift, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Friday/March 13

</b>Barbara Fitzgerald, with double bass and piano. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Martin Vidnovic: What Matters to Me. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Independent and Charlie Duda, 6 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Lunch Bunnies, 12 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Numa, Irresponsible, 20/20 Vizion and The Viscious Martinis, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Jubilee Christian Center Family Fun Boot Camp, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the church Life Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Games, obstacle relay races, rope climbing, Wii sports, ping pong and more, plus snacks and refreshments. Free. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

<b>Saturday/March 14

</b>The Fairfax Symphony, Gregory Vajda conducting. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. $35-$55. 1-888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Tom Rush. Folk singer/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Harlem Globetrotters, 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. or www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Landscaping with Exotics, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Learn to plant, grow and care for palm trees, bananas, hibiscus and more. 703-560-6222.

Spring Lawn Care, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Improve the health and appearance of your lawn in one growing season. 703-968-9600.

Indoor Spring Flea Market at Green Acres, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green Acres Center Cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Free. The Young at Heart Café will serve lunch. Spaces are available for those interested in selling items. Proceeds from rental fees will benefit the City of Fairfax Senior Center. 703-359-2487.

National Trumpet Competition: United States Army Band, 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Free, non-ticketed. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Retire-in-Place Seminar, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Woodlands, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Free seminar on informed decisions about how and where to retire. Home care services, modifying a home to make it senior-safe, financial planning and more presented by HomeWell Senior Care, Schaffer Construction, Pegasus Financial and the Evan Farr Law Firm. 703-230-5555 or e-mail retire@homewellva.com.

Ras Lidj and Deep Band, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

TD Bank Grand Opening, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bevan Drive and Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax City. Free refreshments and giveaways, stilt walker, balloon artist, free photos with leprechaun, games and a chance to win a $1,500 shopping spree. $500 cash drawing at 2 p.m. Free. www.tdbank.com.

<b>Sunday/March 15

</b>Hawaiian Treasures Celebration Tour 2009, with Richard Ho’opi’i, Dennis Kamakahi and George Kahumoku. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Pete Francis (from Dispatch) featuring Barefoot Truth and Ammar Malik, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

N-Scale Model Trains at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 1-4 p.m. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model railroad club will be running trains in the community room and the caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Admission is $2 adult and $1 child. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

Jazz/Blues Concert with Laura Baron, 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $20 JCCNV members, $24 non-members. www.jccnv.org.

<b>Monday/March 16

</b>Mishka and The Dirty Heads. Reggae/roots. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Crafty Kids, 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Crafty fun. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:30 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Storyteller Miss Cathy shares classic tales. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/March 17

</b>Josh Hoge, Curtis Peoples and Ernie Halter, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Painted Veil” by W. Somerset Maugham. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos: Our Feathered Friends, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, music and activities about birds. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Amazing Escapes, 7 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join award-winning storyteller Gary Lloyd for edge-of-the-seat survival stories. Age 12 and up. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” by Muriel Spark. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Computer Tutoring, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call for details and to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash with Melodime Live, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Wednesday/March 18

</b>Sonia & disapear fear. Eclectic world music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Dave Barnes and Gabe Dixon Band, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Writer's Roundtable, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

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

George Mason University Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Free, non-ticketed. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Thursday/March 19

</b>Lunch N’ Life, 12-2 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. The program will be presented by Patrick Creed & Rick Newman, authors of “Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11.” Seating is limited. The cost is $8. For reservations, call Faye Quesenberry at 703-620-0161.

Battlefield Band, 8 p.m. at The Barns. Traditional and contemporary Scottish music. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Old School Freight Train CD Release. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Bedtime Stories: Windy Days and PJs, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about wind. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Let's Hear It for the Girls, 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Afternoon Reading Group, 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Going Green, 10:30 a.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs, and activities highlight Ireland. For ages 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Reading Across the Centuries, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Writer and university instructor Wendi Kaufman facilitates the discussion of Henrik Ibsen's “The Doll's House” and “Hedda Gabler.” 703-644-7333.

Dan Levine Teaches the Business of Voice-Over, 7-9 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. “You’re On The Air…How to Really Make it In Voice-Overs” is designed to help students gain awareness and knowledge of the growing industry. Pre-registration required at 703-658-1201 or visit www.fcps.edu/acelasses.

Poorman’s Lobster, American Groove and Fairgrounds Urban Scientific, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Friday/March 20

</b>Lara St. John, violinist, 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre in “Cinderella,” 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $27-$54. Age 12 and under, half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Kosher Café and Laura Baron Jazz & Blues Concert, at the Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 6 p.m. Chinese dinner costs $20 for JCCNV members, $24 non-members. 7:30 p.m. concert tickets in advance: $15 for members, $18 non-members; at the door: $18 for members, $21 non-members. Reserve at 703-323-0880 or www.jccnv.org.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. Hunks With Heart, 7-9 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. A women-only auction and scavenger hunt, with fine food and jazz. 703-698-7080 or www.rmhc.greaterdc.org.

Once, Okay Twice, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/March 21

</b>The Russian National Ballet Theatre in “Sleeping Beauty,” 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $27-$54. Age 12 and under, half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Four Season Gardening, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Make the most of each season. Learn to design a landscape to look beautiful throughout the year. 703-560-6222.

Gardening: Make it a Family Affair, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Fun and interesting ways to grow vegetables, herbs, cutting flowers and plants that attract butterflies and birds. 703-968-9600.

Gunston Hall Kite Festival, 12-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Hands-on colonial activities for children, an 18th-century puppet show, hearth cooking demonstrations, and exploration of a modern fire truck. Food service available for picnics. Bring a kite or purchase one from the Museum Shop. The Garden Club of Fort Belvoir will offer spring plants for sale. $10 adults, $6 ages 6-18, $2 ages 2-5 years. $25 Family Admission for up to 2 adults and 3 children. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

HAPA, contemporary Hawaiian duo. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Murder at Gooseneck Lake, 7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Gather evidence and figure out whodunit. Cosponsored by the Friends of City of Fairfax Regional Library. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Make It Up As You Go, 1 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Have some laughs and develop your creative side by playing theater games at this improvisational comedy event. Ages 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Summer Rain CD Release Party, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s in University Mall, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Age 21 and up only. 703-385-5717.

Fallback Plan, Summer Rain CD Release Party, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association St. Patrick’s Day Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls church. $10 for NVCWDA members, $12 non-members. 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.

<b>Sunday/March 22

</b>HAPA, contemporary Hawaiian duo. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Todesbonden, Ephemeral Sun and Origin Theory, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Academy of Ancient Music, 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Hear all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Tickets are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mason Select Women's Chorale, 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Free, non-ticketed. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

What’s the Truth About Islam? 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Dr. Laurent Murawiec of the Hudson Institute offers his views on militant Islamic elements, as detailed in his book “Mind of Jihad.” Free. 703-587-0751.

<b>Monday/March 23

</b>Open Mic Showcase Hosted by Ron Goad. 7-10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Fairy Fantasy, 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Enter a magical world with fairy-related activities and crafts. Fairy costume optional. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/March 24

</b>That 1 Guy: unlike anything you have heard before. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Gan Israel Preschool Open House, Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Gan Israel Academy is a Montessori-influenced kindergarten and first grade that emphasizes Jewish elementary learning, located at Chabad of Fairfax, 3939 Prince William Drive, Fairfax. 703-426-1980 or ganisraelpreschool@gmail.com.

Genealogy Databases, 7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

Computer Tutoring, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call for details and to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Awaken Your Intuition and Connect with Your Angels, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Comfort Inn University Center, 11180 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $10. Register at 540-854-4841 or www.ipmers.org/nova.html.

<b>Wednesday/March 25

</b>Taylor Carson, Matt York and Andrew Hoover, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Rascal Rabbits, 10:30 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Mother-Daughter Book Club, 7 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Mother-Daughter book club for girls 9-11. Call for title. 703-249-1520.

<b>Thursday/March 26

</b>Paul Thorn, gospel-inspired Americana. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Garnet Rogers, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Haven of Northern Virginia Suicide Survivor Group, 7:30 p.m. at 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, Virginia. Six-week series. Free. Registration required. 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.

Snuggle Up, 10:30 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Tales for Twos: Just Ducky, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about ducks. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Used Book Sale, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4700 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Thousands of gently read books at bargain prices. Adult fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and a foreign language section, including Hebrew. All proceeds help expand the library collection at Gesher. 703-978-9789 or www.gesher-jds.org.

Economic Disas-Tour, Crisis in Hollywood and Victims of Circumstance, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.