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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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/March 12

<cal2>Becky Mode's “Fully Committed,” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-426-1070.

John Longbottom, 7:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

Pirates and Parrots, 1:30 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Emerald Ash Borer information session, 7 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. The location of the session is based on the locations of the emerald ash borer infestations found to date, and will focus on signs and symptoms of emerald ash borer, how to identify an ash tree, treatment options, hiring an arborist or tree care company, the upcoming spring trapping program and the current emerald ash borer quarantine. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/environmental/trees.htm

<cal1>Friday/March 13

<cal2>ArtNotes Concert Series with Brass 5, 7-9 p.m. in the Workhouse Arts Center’s Gallery W-16, 2nd floor, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Come early to explore exhibitions on view and visit artists working in the studio buildings. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 703-584-2900 or www.Workhousearts.org.

Becky Mode's “Fully Committed,” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-426-1070.

John Longbottom, 7:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

Springfield Community Theatre presents “The Fantastics,” 8 p.m. at The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and seniors. For reservations, call 703-866-6238. info@sctonline.org.

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.

Messiah United Methodist Church Girlfriends Night Out Simplici-“Tea,” 7-9 p.m. at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. Bring a box of 24 tea bags and a favorite store bought treat. Some tea will be for tasting, but everyone will go home with a variety of tea bags. Reserve at 703-569-9862 or office@messiahumc.org.

Hanzel und Gretyl, Burn the Fields, xuberx, Dark Disolve and Dreams in Fear. 7:30 at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Saturday/March 14

<cal2>Becky Mode's “Fully Committed,” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-426-1070.

John Longbottom, 7:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

Springfield Community Theatre presents “The Fantastics,” 8 p.m. at The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and seniors. For reservations, call 703-866-6238. info@sctonline.org.

Stephen Ministries Caring Ministries Workshop, 8:30 a.m. at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. Led by Joel Keen, Stephen Ministries Center, St. Louis, Mo. $15 per person, or $50 for a congregation group of four or more. To register call 314-428-2600 or www.caringministry.org.

Artist’ Reception for Chelsea Owens’ exhibition Adaptations, 2 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.chelseaowens.com or 703-584-2900.

Friends Book Sale, 10 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Gems and finds for all readers. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Help, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Friends of Accotink Creek Quarterly Biological Stream Monitoring, to assess water quality. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Byron Avenue Park, and 1-3 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. New volunteers welcome, no experience required. www.accotink.org.

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Meet and Greet, 12-2 p.m. at Felix & Oscar, 6671-A Backlick Road, Springfield. MAGDRL is at this location on the second Saturday of every month. 703-866-0222.

Blood Apocalypse, Suffocation, whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil of Maya and more. 1:15 at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Adler's Appetite and Gate1, 10:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 in advance, $20 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Sunday/March 15

<cal2>Gunston Hall Liberty Lecture Series, 3 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. The Constitution Goes to College: How Constitutional Ideas Have Influenced the Identity of American Universities, with Rodney A. Smolla, Dean, Washington & Lee School of Law. $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 6-18. Light refreshments served from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Guided tour included. Register at 703-550-9220. www.gunstonhall.org.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

Springfield Community Theatre presents “The Fantastics,” 2 p.m. at The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and seniors. For reservations, call 703-866-6238. info@sctonline.org.

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.

Exhibition Reception: Workhouse Artist Associates and Workhouse Art Guild, 2-5 p.m. in Gallery W-16, First Floor, Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900 or WorkhouseArts.org.

Hero of the Beach, Dead-End Dropouts, Suck My Conflict, Combat Funk, We Have the Summer, Third Eye Movement, Metrophish, Orange Marmalade, Back Before Dawn and Borderline. 4:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Monday/March 16

<cal2>Open Mic, 7:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 17

<cal2>St. Patrick’s Day at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. Don Cobert at 11:30 a.m., Brook Yoder at 4:30 p.m. and Dave Berry at 9 p.m. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

Dogs Say Woof! 10:30 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Doggie stories and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

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.

Mother-Daughter Book Group, 7 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Join us for a lively book discussion. Call for title and to sign up. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Shamrock Magic, 10:30 a.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Evening Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “Persuasion” by Jane Austen. Adults. 703-339-4610.

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.

VITA Tax Help, 6-8 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. 703-339-4610.

St. Patrick's Day Acoustic Open Mic Night with bob Gaynor of the Roadducks, 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. No cover charge. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 18

<cal2>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.

Small Wonders, 10:30 a.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult.

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.

Lorton Book Club, 7:30 p.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 703-339-7385.

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

“Disney’s High School Musical” opens at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 at Furnace Road in Woodbridge. The show will run through July 12, with matinees on selected dates. Call 703-494-6311 or visit www.lazysusan.com for showtimes and ticket prices.

<cal1>Thursday/March 19

<cal2>Dave Berry, 7:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

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.

Springfield Writers' Group, 7 p.m. at the temporary 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.

Kites, 4 p.m. at the John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Let's make a kite. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

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