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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 12

</b>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.

The HeathenFest, Eluveitie, Belphegor, Alestorm, Kivimetsan Druidi, Vreid, From the Ashes of My Sins and Gomorrah. 6:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Nature Detectives: American Indians. 10-10:45 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Learn about American Indians who lived in this area 500 years ago, through an activity, and a craft. Reservations required. $6. 3-5 years. 703-768-2525.

<b>Friday/Nov. 13

</b>Second Annual Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. More than 9,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, computer software and games and rare books section. 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. For details visit the library’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 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.

La Leche League of Springfield Monthly Meeting. 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Breastfeeding support and education. Mothers and their children are invited to attend. maliacameron@gmail.com.

George Mason University Jazz Ensemble and the Fairfax Law Foundation: Eighth 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.

“Bye Bye Birdie.” 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. $8 adults, $6 students. 703-924-8014 or www.edisondrama.com.

“Godspell.” 7:30 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School Lancer Theatre, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $8 students and seniors, $10 adults. 703 924-8300.

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.

Patricia Reilly Giff. 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center,12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Newbery Award winner, author of the Polk Street School books, presents “Writing: The Story of My Life.” 703-249-1520.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

The Friday the 13th Microphone Massacre, Young Ace, Red Roz, Mike Major, Matok and Julce, 23rd Street, Reel, King Solomon the Poetic and Trademark. 6:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 14

</b>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 foods, silk scarves and more. Silent auction items include golf packages, weekend or week-long stays at vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates, spa packages and more.

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 W.T. Woodson High School in 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, quilts, holiday items and more, all made by local artisans. www.wtwcrew.org.

“Bye Bye Birdie.” 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. $8 adults, $6 students. 703-924-8014 or www.edisondrama.com.

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.

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.

Drama Students to Perform the Musical “Godspell.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School Lancer Theatre, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $8 students and seniors, $10 adults. 703 924-8300.

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 Northern Virginia 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 held 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.

ASNV Celebrates Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail System Anniversary. 8 a.m. at the Occoquan NWR on Dawson Road in Woodbridge. Participants should meet at the visitor centers. The walk will be led by experienced birders and will last for 1-2 hours. Free. www.audubonva.org.

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Books: The Magic is Real. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Magician Joe Romano makes literacy come alive through his magic. Age 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening. 9 a.m. at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. Screenings for cardiovascular conditions, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries and bone density available. Packages start at $139. Pre-registration required at 1-877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com.

HipHopalooza, Johnny 3 Legs, TBA, Sensylla, TBA, Technopolyphonic and more. 8:30 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Native American Theme. 1-3 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Travel back to a time when Native Americans populated this country. Self-guided displays and hands-on activities. Free. 703-768-2525.

Second Saturday Art Walks. 6-9 p.m. The Workhouse Studio Artists will keep their doors open after hours on the second Saturday of each month. The Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP) will host a reception in conjunction with the Art Walks in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. to bring together artists, interior design professionals and the public to highlight the creative incorporation of original art into interior design settings. All are invited to talk art and design with these creative design professionals. Workhouse Arts Center is located at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton

<b>Sunday/Nov. 15

</b>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.

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.

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.

Iris Divine, Borderline, Catelyst, The 6th Floor, Black Country The Dirty Jacks, Zero Shift, Greg Roth and the Bargains, Slingshotted Terrorist and XSTrophy. 2:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $8 advance. $10 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Native American Theme. 1-3 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Travel back to a time when Native Americans populated this country. Self-guided displays and hands-on activities. Free. 703-768-2525.

<b>Monday/Nov. 16

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

Read to the Dog. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

Young Explorer: American Indians. 3:15-4:30 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Learn about the American Indians who lived in this area 500 years ago through discussion, an activity and a walk through the park. Reservations required. Cancelled if rain. $4. 6-9 years. 703-768-2525.

Nature Quest: Getting Ready For Winter. 10-11 .m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Naturalists reveal how animals cope by uncovering the interesting ways our local wildlife survive in the wilds of Hidden Pond. Take part in building mini-dens and brush piles to help out critters during the cold months. For children age 3-6. Reservations are required. The fee is $4 per child. Call 703-451-9588 to reserve a spot.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 17

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

Adult Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. 703-249-1520.

Leafy Fun. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Fall stories and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for the title. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Can't Sit Still Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities where sitting quietly is optional. No sitting, no silence required. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. 8 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 18

</b>Meet Kathy Barber author of “Logan’s Lullaby.” Stories and songs about a young boy who just can’t fall asleep. 6:30 p.m., at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-249-1520.

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

Genealogical Research Assistance. 6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion Group. 6:45 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa; translated by Stephen Snyder. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Finding Your Fit on the Roller Coaster of College Admissions. 6:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Educational consultant Julia Ross will hold an empowering and informative seminar on college planning. Age 13-18 with parents. 703-339-7385.

Lorton Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “I Know This Much Is True” by Wally Lamb. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Genitorturters, Sex Slaves, Dreams in Fear and more. 7:30 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Thursday, Nov. 19

</b>Workshop Jazz Band Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Turkey Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Thanksgiving story time. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

P Is for Pilgrims and Pumpkin Pie. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Stories and Science. 4 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories, activities and an age-appropriate science experiment. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-971-0010.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html to purchase tickets.

Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.” 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the door. More information is on the Web site, or call 703-426-2123.

<b>Friday/Nov. 20

</b>“Bye Bye Birdie. 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. $8 adults, $6 students. 703-924-8014 or www.edisondrama.com.

Aquila Theatre Company Presents "As You Like It." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $17-$34. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468. www.patriotcenter.com.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

“Meet Me in St. Louis.” 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Tickets are $10 at the door and food and drinks will be sold at intermission. A pre-show performance of TJ Drama's VTA competition piece “The Idiot and the Oddity’”will be presented at no extra charge. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located at 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html to purchase tickets.

Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.” 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the door. More information is on the Web site, or call 703-426-2123.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 21

</b>“Bye Bye Birdie. 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. $8 adults, $6 students. 703-924-8014 or www.edisondrama.com.

Annual Craft/Gift Fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Proceeds benefit arts/crafts community and TJ Crew team. www.tjgiftshow.com or tjgiftshow@gmail.com.

GMU Saxophone Ensemble. 3 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, with Chu-Fang Huang, piano. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $25-$55. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

PAWS to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Read to a trained therapy dog. Call to register. Arrive early to check in. 703-339-7385.

Fireworks, The Wonder Years and more. 1:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

“Meet Me in St. Louis.” 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson High School. Tickets are $10 at the door and food and drinks will be sold at intermission. A pre-show performance of TJ Drama's VTA competition piece “The Idiot and the Oddity” will be presented at no extra charge. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located at 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html to purchase tickets.

Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.” 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the door. More information is on the Web site, or call 703-426-2123.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 22

</b>Aventura. 7 p.m., at The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $98, $78 and $58. Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.aventuraworldwide.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

GMU Various Chamber Ensembles. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Birding for Beginners. 8-11 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Observe the transition of the bird community as the summer breeding population moves south and winter residents arrive. A park naturalist teaches bird identification skills. Meet in the parking lot. Reservations required. $6. 703-768-2525.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 24

</b>The Land of Nod. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Sleepy stories. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. 8 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.