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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Nov. 5

</b>Willy Porter and Luke Doucet. 8 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $20. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

Rainy Days. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Story time about the weather. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

“A Lesson Before Dying.” 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Join Wendi Kaufman for a lecture on a novel by Ernest Gaines, and where it fits into larger literary tradition. 703-293-6227.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Book Sale. All day. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Chatham County Line. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 6

</b>Dane Cook Isolated Incident - Global Thermo Comedy Tour. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle Fairfax. www.danecook.com or www.patriotcenter.com. Tickets: $103, $63 and $33, available through Ticketmaster outlets or www.ticketmaster.com or Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3035.

Conquer Cholesterol. 1 p.m. at the Inova Fairfax Diabetes Center, 2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 100, Fairfax. Two two-hour classes, in which registered dietitians will explain how to reduce cholesterol levels through diet, exercise and weight management. $50. Registration required. 703-750-8800 or www.inova.org/healthclasses

Chad and Jeremy. 8 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

The King's Singers. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22-$44. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Book Sale. All day. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Friends of the Pohick Regional Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Ellis Paul and Meg Hutchinson. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 7

</b>Yarn Cocktails. Meet crafters Kelly Wilson and Anastasia Blaes, authors of “The Crocheter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails” and “The Knitter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails.” Books available for sale and signing. 2 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 703-249-1520.

Rave Tesar in Concert on Jazz Piano. 8 p.m. at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-503-4579, administrator@accotinkuuc.org or www.ravetesar.com.

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble: Plays Well with Others. 7:30 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $13 online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/85694. www.metroyouthtap.org or 703-339-0444.

Sydenstricker UMW Bazaar. 9 a.m. at 8508 Hooes Road, Fairfax. Homemade soups, desserts, baked goods and more. 703 451-8223 or sumcdisciples.org.

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive.10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit SHARE. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Brooke and Keith Desserich. 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Discussion and signing of “Notes Left Behind.” 703-359-8420.

Janis Ian. 7 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Annual Fall Vendor and Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Bingo Hall at 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. With representatives from Stampin' Up!, M & M Mobil Massage, Creative Memories, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Lia Sophia, Usborne books, Silpada, as well as local artisans selling gourmet peanut brittle, greeting cards, drink coasters, painted gourds, Latin desserts and more. All proceeds will go to the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. 703-200-2340, REEastman@dlvfrd.org, or www.facebook.com.

Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $23-$46. Youth through grade 12 half price. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Native American Heritage Celebration. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Cultural heritage events. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Book Sale. All day. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Friends of the Pohick Regional Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Steve Moakler and Honor By August. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 8

</b>Circo Aereo’s “Espresso.” 4 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. Tickets: $44, $36, $22. Youth through grade 12, half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Monte Carlo Night. 5:30-10 p.m. Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. $50 per person. Appetizers, casino games, music and dancing, door prizes, silent and live auctions and more. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia. Proceeds go to local educational and civic programs. 703-319-6930.

Friends of the Pohick Regional Library Book Sale. 1-4:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Harper Simon and Patrick Park. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Nov. 9

</b>The Vision Series: "What Happens When Water is Cleaner? Tracking Transitions in Global Health." 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Speaker, Kathryn H. Jacobsen. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group for boys. “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Friends of the Library Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Benjy Davis Project, Curtis Peoples and Andrew Hoover. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 10

</b>GMU Symphonic Band Concert and GMU Percussion Ensemble. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

NRA Free Shoot for Military Veterans. 6-9 p.m. at the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. Space is limited, e-mail Sylvia Schneider at nrarangeadmin@nrahq.org to reserve. Casual dinner, firearms and ammo provided. The program features an exclusive display from the NRA National Firearms Museum. Senior curators Phil Schreier and Doug Wicklund will be available to answer questions. Military personnel and veterans will be asked to take a short range test if they have not shot at the NRA's range prior to the event. Free. 703-267-1402 or nrarangeadmin@nrahq.org.

Adult Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Aesop's Fables. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Adam Whitley recounts some of Aesop's greatest tales. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

Holiday Shopping: Online and on a Budget. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stretch holiday shopping dollars by buying online. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:15 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Frauds and Scams. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn why and how they happen, who are the victims, how to minimize your risk and where to go for help. Adults. 703-978-5600.

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

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Bobby Long. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 11

</b>Bob Dylan. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $57.50, available at all Ticketmaster locations. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

The Friends of Fairfax Station Quarterly Forum. 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Patrick O'Neill, a professional archaeologist and historian, has done extensive research on Camp Humphreys, an Engineer Corp camp constructed in early 1918 just south of Mount Vernon. He will discuss the many miles of narrow gauge and industrial rail track, corduroy roads, and plank roads constructed in this area, all training for constructing lines across the rugged European terrain during WWI. Free, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

An Evening with Ian McLagan. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance/ $18 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 12

</b>Live Music by Swing Speak. $10. 8-10 p.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. $10. Beginner lesson 7:30 p.m. www.headoverheelsdance.com or 703-424-1745.

Mike Lupica. 6 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Signing of “Million-Dollar Throw.” 703-359-8420.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 7 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy, play the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles with Eilen Jewell. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 13

</b>Second Annual Used Book Sale, presented by Robinson Secondary School PTSA. 6-9:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. More than 9,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, computer software and computer games for sale. Rare Books Section also. www.robinsonptsa.org or tmatlaga@yahoo.com.

Author Signing. Two-time Newberry-Award winner Patricia Reilly Giff will present “Writing: The Story of My Life.” 7 p.m., in the Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Books available for sale and signing including her new book “Wild Girl.” No registration required. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-324-8428.

NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., at Richard J. Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Directed by Christopher Johnston, orchestra performs Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104,” (“The London”), Camille Saint Seans’ “Dance Bacchanale,” Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with actor Randy Lindgren and Franz Schubert’s “Overture to Rosamunde.” Adults $15, seniors and teens $10, children free. 703-569-0973.

Taste of the Vine Fund raiser. 6-9 p.m. at the Historic Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Wine tasting, hors d’ouvres and raffle prizes. $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit Historic Fairfax City Inc. 703-591-5305 or hilcarn31@aol.com.

George Mason University Jazz Ensemble and the Fairfax Law Foundation: 8th Annual Jazz for Justice. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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

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

K-Beta, Uptown Xo and Kingpen Slim. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $12 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 14

</b>St. George's UMC Fall Festival. 5:30-8:30 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost: adults, $7.50; children, $5.50; or a whole family, $22. Silent auction from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by a live auction from 7-8:30 p.m. Members of the community are invited to enjoy this annual event. St. George’s is located at 4910 Ox Road, near George Mason University and the crossroads of Route 123 and Braddock Road. For more information, visit www.stgumc.org or call the church office at 703-385-4550.

Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Café lunch served from 12-2 p.m. Baked goods, jewelry, hand-made crafts, white elephants, home-made foodstuffs, professional vendors featuring silk scarves, specialty jewelry pressed-flower pictures, professional photographs, etc. Silent auction items include golf packages, weekend or week-long stays at vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates, spa packages and a variety of goods and services.

Second Annual Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. www.robinsonptsa.org or tmatlaga@yahoo.com.

Holiday Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at WT Woodson High School in 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, quilts, holiday items and more, all made by local artisans. www.wtwcrew.org.

St. Mary of Sorrows Holiday Express Craft & Gift Sale. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Admission is free. Sweet Shoppe, cafe, silent auction and raffle table. 703-323-6232.

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax. Proceeds to benefit Food for Others. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Flu Shot Clinic. 9 a.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Standard shot $25 pre-registered, $27 walk-in. Nasal flu mist $30 (must be pre-registered). Medicare Part B and Medicaid accepted. 703-239-2436 or zripleys418@msn.com.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Conservation Advocacy Workshops. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Springfield. Working with the Press, Working with Government Officials, and Advocacy for the Busy Person. Free. Hosted by Coalition of nine NOVA environmental non-profits. Linda Burchfiel, 703-506-4310.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with Long Yu, conductor, and Peng Peng, piano. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $25-$50. Pre-Performance Discussion 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Icelandic Association of Washington, D.C. Bazaar. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Handmade Icelandic woolens, imported crafts, Icelandic holiday decorations, traditional Icelandic food and more. jt6543a@student.american.edu.

Mourning Light Ministry Grief Seminar. 10 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "Breaking Forth" by Michelle Leonard, L.C.S.W., will discuss coping with grief during the holiday season, with a Biblical view of help and hope. 703-383-1170.

Friends of Burke Centre Holiday Book Sale. All day. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Native American Heritage Celebration. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Cultural heritage events. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Honor Society and Esmee Denters. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance/ $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Nneka and See-I. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 15

</b>Second Annual Used Book Sale. 6-9:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. www.robinsonptsa.org or tmatlaga@yahoo.com.

Lecture by Michael Virts on “Mosby’s Rangers in Maryland” hosted by Frank Stringfellow Camp #822 Sons of Confederate Veterans at the Panera Bread, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, at 6 p.m. Open to the public; $5. Call 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@worldnet.att.net.

NAACP Fairfax County Youth Council Meeting. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. restonbell7@gmail.com.

The Northern Virginia NTRAK Model Train Club Monthly Display, in both the station and the caboose. N Scale Model Trains will be running from 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2 for adults, $1 for ages 4-10. 703-425-9225.

St. Mary of Sorrows Holiday Express Craft & Gift Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Admission is free. Sweet Shoppe, cafe, silent auction and raffle table. 703-323-6232.

Jeffrey Siegal: Keyboard Conversations with “Chopin the Patriot.” 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $19-$38. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Spiritual Healing with Scientific Certainty. 1:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Christine Driessen explores the role of prayer in reliable healthcare. Free. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fairfax. www.christiansciencefairfax.com.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 2 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com

Vegan Cooking Class: Meatless Holidays. 10 a.m. at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $50. Class includes food samples, recipes, and coupons. Pre-registration required. 703-643-2713 or www.localdc.com/cooking.

American Youth Philharmonic. 1 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $14 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

GMU Vocal Jazz Concert. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Bill Harley. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 for age 12 and up. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

That 1 Guy: Moustaches and Laser Beams Tour. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.