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Fairfax Academy Dancers perform to a rock n’ roll beat during their Spring Dance Concert, May 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m., in the Fairfax High School Auditorium.

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The annual New Balance Girls on the Run of NOVA 5K presented by ING Financial Services takes place Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 a.m., at Fair Oaks Mall. Girls on the Run of NOVA is a non-profit organization that offers learning programs for girls 8-12. The program combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing workouts. For more information and to register online, go to www.girlsontherunofnova.org.

To have community events listed, send to south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

Thursday/May 14

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

New Providence Republican Women's Club Dinner, 6 p.m., at Vespucci's Italian Seafood Grill, 10579 Lee Highway, Fairfax. $35. Dinner will be a la buffet. Guest speaker is former congressman Tom Davis. For reservations, call 703 591-7368.

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

Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Blackjack. 10 p.m., Fat Tuesdays, University Mall, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Locals Only Radio and Main St. Promotions presents The Blackjack and Panderosa.

Friday/May 15

Enter the Haggis and the Abrams Brothers, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Twentysomthin, Fairgrounds, Graduation Party, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Spring Dance Concert. 7:30 p.m., in the Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Fairfax Academy Dancers perform to a rock n’ roll beat. Directed by Andrea Heininge, Fairfax Academy dance instructor; guest choreographer is Dana Fisch, director of Undertoe Dance Project, New York City; And featuring Signature Project pieces choreographed by Christine Sentlinger and Sasha Welch, second year Dance students. Tickets: $15 adults, students $10. 703-219-2385.

Live Traditional Irish Music. 7:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

Tribute to Maestro Luis Haza presented by the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. 8:15 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale,. The concert will feature Mozart’s "Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major" with Natasha Bogacheck, violin, and Zino Bogachek, viola; tribute by Robert Aubrey Davis. Seniors and groups, $12; adults, $18; advance purchase, seniors and groups, $10; adults, $15. All students admitted free. 703-758-0179. Complementary reception will follow. www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.

Saturday/May 16

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

Train Show. HO and N-scale model trains will be running 12-5 p.m., in the community room and the caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2/adults and $1/child. 703-425-9225. www.fairfax-station.org.

May Funfair. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6509 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Enjoy Moonbounces, games, food, music, silent auction, boutique and more. Proceeds benefit the Ministry for Tomorrow capital campaign. www.standrews.net or 703-455-2500.

Frog Chorus for National Frog Month. Learn how to identify frogs by sight and sound at 6:45-7:30 p.m., at Eakin Community Park on Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax. Participants, 4 and older, meet at the Prosperity Ave. parking lot and walk to the pond. Bring a and wear waterproof footwear. Prepaid reservations required. $5 per person. To reserve, call 703-941-1065.

Antique Car Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Presented by the NoVa Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, the Downtown Fairfax Coalition and the City of Fairfax. www.nvrg.org, 703-273-6097.

Live Traditional Irish Music. 7:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. Community Event. 10 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

Murder in Movieland. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Meet colorful Hollywood characters, gather evidence and figure out whodunit. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Country Western Dance. Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association smoke-free, alcohol-free dance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Ooh Poo Pah Doo line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., and No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem couples specialty dance lessons at 8 p.m. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. Snacks available. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Spring Dance Concert. 7:30 p.m., in the Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets: $15 adults, students $10. 703-219-2385.

Sunday/May 17

Asylum Street Spankers "Sausage Fest 2009." 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Train Show. HO and N-scale model trains will be running 1-4 p.m., in the community room and the caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2/adults and $1/child. 703-425-9225. www.fairfax-station.org.

Abendmusik Concert. 4 p.m., in the Sanctuary at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St. Fairfax. Music by the Sanctuary Choir, the Carol and Chapel Choirs, the Joyful Ringers handbell choir and the Instrumental Ensemble. 703-273-5300.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise and Tribal Mind, 2 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Monday/May 18

Monday Movie. 3:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Come for a movie based on a book and tell us which you liked better. Bring a blanket, snack, and drink. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Watch Out! There’s Ghosts, Dot Dot Curve, And Then There Were None, The Ready Set and Running with Giants, 6 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Tuesday/May 19

Pub Quiz. 7:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

Fairfax Anime. 6:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Come watch anime and manga. Snacks provided. Age 12-18. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. "Amsterdam" by Ian McEwan. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. "Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy" by Noam Chomsky. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Adults. 703-644-7333.

The Infamous Stringdusters, 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Wednesday/May 20

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

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

BeTaRaZ DMV Showcase Vol. 3, K-Beta, Thad Reid and more, 9 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Thursday/May 21

Are You 50 or Better? Come to the Lunch N’ Life sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke, 12-2 p.m. at St. Mary of Sorrows Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Chairman Sharon Bulova (D-At-large) of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on "The Fairfax County Asian-American History Project". For reservations, call 703-620-0161 by May 14. $8. www.fairfax-burkesc.org.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

Reading Across the Century. 7 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Crash Boom Bang, The Scenic and The Dance Party, 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Friday/May 22

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, 8 p.m. at the Filene Center. $22-$48. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Live Traditional Irish Music. 7:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

Multicultural Family Night. 7-9 p.m., at White Oaks Elementary School, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. Music, singing, Parade of Nations, musical performances, food from around the world and artifacts highlighting the diversity of the many families that make up the White Oaks Community.

Saturday/May 23

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, 5:45 p.m. at the Filene Center. $22-$48. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Live Traditional Irish Music. 7:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. Community Event. 10 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

Butterfly Boucher, 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Bliss FM, DJ MAF, RA the MC, Lyriciss and more, 9:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Sunday/May 24

Fat’s Live Music Festival 2009, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Monday/May 25

Burke Centre Memorial Day Event, hosted by Burke VFW Post 5412. 10 a.m. at the Burke Centre Conservancy Flag Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. March of the Colors, Pipes & Drums, Scout Troop flag rising, singers, military guest speaker, taps and refreshments. Free. 703-310-7991 or www.VfwWebcom.org/va/post5412.

Memorial Day Ceremony. 9 a.m., at the Old Court House, on the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Main Street in Fairfax. This is a joint ceremony presented by Blue and Gray VFW Post 8469 and American Legion Post 177.

Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad, 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.