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Watercolor instructor Catherine Hillis will teach a weekend workshop on watercolor painting for beginning through intermediate students on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., at the new Lorton Workhouse Art Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Information about the instructor and her work can be viewed at: www.catherinehillis.com. Students may register online at www.workhousearts.org or call 703-584-2900. Registration is limited. The photograph is ‘Pedicure,’ a watercolor painting by Hillis.

<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/May 28

<cal2>May Flowers. 10:30 a.m. at the Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building.

I Love You More Than Rainbows. 10:30 a.m. at the Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Songs, stories and a craft with children's author Susan Crites. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Days of the New. 7:30 p.m., Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Burn the Fields, Johnny 3 Legs, Ocean End, Sonic Defiance and Shankmin. $15/advance, $18/day of show. Call 703-569-5940 or 202-432-SEAT.

Days of the New, Burn the Fields, Johnny 3 Legs, Ocean End, Sonic Defiance and Shankmin. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Friday/May 29

<cal2>Britny Fox, Baby Jayne, Gate1, Crow Moon, Vitreous and Redshift. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<cal1>Saturday/May 30

<cal2>Clifton Caboose Twilight Run, sponsored by the Clifton Betterment Association. 6-8 p.m. in the Town of Clifton. 703-923-3500.

Second Annual Fun Run at South Run RECenter. 8:30 a.m. This 1.5 mile run will start and finish at South Run RECenter located at 7550 Reservation Drive in Springfield. Adults $20, children $15. Registration forms available at South Run RECenter and Metro Run & Walk, 7261 Commerce St., Springfield, VA 22150, or at ww.springfielddays.com. 703-866-0566.

Exercise Paddle Adventure. 4:30 p.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. $30 per person. Reservations required. Paddle trip with interval training and endurance. General good health required. Must be 18 or older. Kayak experience necessary. 703-339-6104.

Del. Mark Sickles (D-43) is conducting community hours from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Hayfield Giant Store in the Hayfield Shopping Center, 7558 Telegraph Ave. Franconia-area residents have a chance to speak to their representative in Richmond, ask questions about state government, and share their concerns.

Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition ‘Reform,’ with a panel discussion from 2-3:30 p.m., artist’s reception at 4 p.m. and a juror's talk at 4:30 p.m., at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way in Lorton. Free. The exhibition will remain open at the Workhouse Arts Center through June 27. 703-584-2900 or www.washingtonsculptors.org.

Authors Peter and Helen Evans, 1-4 p.m. at Borders Express, 6725 Springfield Mall, Springfield, signing "Get Serious: Who Ever Said Christianity Was Nice?" 888-361-9473 or jim@tatepublishing.com.

<cal1>Sunday/May 31

<cal2>Cardboard Boat Regatta, at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Boat judging begins at 12 p.m. and the race starts at 2 p.m. Regatta contestants can register in advance, $10 per boat, $20 the day of the regatta. Admission is free. Parking $4 per vehicle. 703-569-0285.

Paddle Adventure-Evening Tour. 4-7 p.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. $30 per person or group rate. Reservations required. No experience necessary. 703-339-6104.

"Soy of Cooking." 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $50/person. Vegan cooking class includes food samples and recipes. Registration required. 703-643-2713 or www.localdc.com/cooking

<cal1>Monday/June 1

<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 2

<cal2>Picnic Pals. 11:30 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring lunch for an afternoon of stories and movies. Birth-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

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.

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Evening stories and activities. Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 3

<cal2>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.

<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.

<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.