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Burke & Fairfax Holiday Calendar

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Clara studies the toy Nutcracker in Burke Civic Ballet’s presentation of ‘The Nutcracker.’

To have community events listed, send to south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 19

</b>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.

Goodbye Pumpkin Pie. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 21

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

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.

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s 29th Annual Fall Gala. 7:30 p.m. at Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Casino night, art auction, dancing and entertainment, dinner buffet stations, desserts and open bar. Tickets start at $180 per individual/$360 per couple, sponsorships begin at $550. Proceeds benefit the JCCNV’s Special Needs program. www.jccnv.org or Sara Moore, 703-537-3024 or SaraM@jccnv.org.

Burke Civic Ballet presents "The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater, Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus. www.buffas.com.

Holiday Craft Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $5 per day, $8 for two-day pass. No charge for children under 18.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 22

</b>Northern Virginia Mineral Club 18th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Student Union II Building, George Mason University, Fairfax. Sponsored by GMU's Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences. $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and age 13-18. Age 12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students with ID free. Over 20 gem, mineral and fossil dealers with specimens for sale, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes and a silent auction. Children’s area with mineral related activities, quizzes and puzzles, mini-mines and a Miocene fossil dig. rockcllctr@aol.com.

Burke Civic Ballet presents "The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater, Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus. www.buffas.com.

Holiday Craft Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $5 per day, $8 for two-day pass. No charge for children under 18.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 25

</b>26th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Join members of Congregation Adat Reyim, Burke Presbyterian Church and St. Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church 7:30 p.m., at Burke Presbyterian, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 26

Thanksgiving

</b>Thanksgiving Lunch. Bring a potluck dish to share; otherwise, the cost is $5 per person. Reservations are welcome but not required. Dress is casual. Senior Center at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 703-359-2487.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 28

</b>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 Fairfax United Methodist Church www.our-daily-bread.org.

A Chanticleer Christmas. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $24-$48. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 1

</b>West Springfield High School Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. Familiar nursery and show tunes for 4-5 year olds. Some of their favorite costumed characters will be there to add to the enjoyment. Tickets available at the door. ladesio@verizon.net.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 2

</b>West Springfield High School Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. Familiar nursery and show tunes for 4-5 year olds. Tickets available at the door. ladesio@verizon.net.

<b>Friday/Dec. 4

</b>Opera Recital: “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the Harris Theater, George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase tickets at tickets.com or at 888-945-2468.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 5

</b>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 Reston Bible Church. www.our-daily-bread.org.

20th Annual Model Train Display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many different gauge model trains will be running in the main building, caboose and on the grounds surrounding the station. Come enjoy some hot chocolate and a gingerbread man while you admire the trains. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. 703-425-9225.

Festival of Lights and Carols. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Old Town Hall and Kitty Pozer Garden, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Lunch with Santa. Seatings 11:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $5 per child, maximum of five tickets per purchase. For ages 12 and under. Tickets available at the Parks and Recreation office, 10455 Armstrong St. and Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Lunch will be Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets, cookies and juice.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree. 5-6 p.m., at Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Caroling and bell ringing with the Jubil-Aires and Good News Ringers.

Opera Recital: “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the Harris Theater, George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase tickets at tickets.com or at 888-945-2468.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 6

</b>Gifts that Give Holiday Market. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke. Gifts, jewelry, ornaments, toys, baskets, and more. Proceeds go to the artisans in developing countries. No admission fee. 703-978-8724.

20th Annual Model Train Display. 12-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many different gauge model trains will be running in the main building, caboose and on the grounds surrounding the station. Come enjoy some hot chocolate and a gingerbread man while you admire the trains. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. 703-425-9225.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 9

</b>DC101 Festivus with Weezer, Jack’s Mannequin and Motion City Soundtrack. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $49.50. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.dc101.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

John Cowan’s Christmas Show. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance/ $20 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 11

</b>Pianist George Winston's "The Winter Show." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Adults $21-$42. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa. www.georgewinston.com.

Bonita Lestina Performance Series: U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet — Holiday Program. 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 12

</b>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 Annandale Christian Community in Action (ACCA)/ Fairfax Presbyterian Church www.our-daily-bread.org.

The WB&A Chapter of the TCA Annual Christmas Toy Train Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Shriners Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd. Train doctor, all scales, parts, new and collectables, and Santa on site. Admission $5 adults, children under 12 and military free. www.wbachapter.org or contact Pete Jackson at 703-455-6154 or Kenameet@wbachapter.org.

Christmas Cantata: Unto Us a Child is Born. 6 p.m. at Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Traditional and contemporary music, interpretive dance and readings. Fellowship reception to follow. 703-764-9111.

Breakfast with St. Nick. 9-11 a.m. Includes continental breakfast, seasonal craft making, carol singing, a photo session with St. Nick, storytelling and a visit to the Little Shoppe. This event is free of charge and open to the community but RSVP to SaintNick@BurkePresChurch.org or phone our office at 703-764-0456. Hosted by Burke Presbyterian Church at 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. www.BurkePresChurch.org.

Lopez Studios, Inc. Annual Christmas Concert with Recording Artist Victor at 2 p.m. The Hint at 6 p.m. Bob, Almost Kings, OurAfter, Screaming at the Silence and Uncrowned at 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

A 1940's Christmas Homecoming. 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. A drama about a WWII soldier who is attempting to be home in time for Christmas to surprise his family. Refreshments will be served. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Canadian Brass: A Canadian Brass Christmas. 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Concert Hall, Fairfax. Pre-performance discussion 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $48, $40, $24. Purchase tickets at tickets.com

Kaydee Puppets: A Visit to Santa’s Workshop. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

A Celtic Christmas in Old Town Fairfax. 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Performers include Sior Og, Maddy O’Neill, Penelope Fleming, Shannon Dunn and the Culkin School of Dance.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 13

</b>A 1940's Christmas Homecoming. 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

George Mason University Symphony Orchestra and Choruses Holiday Concert. 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Concert Hall, Fairfax. $20. Purchase tickets at tickets.com.

Second Sunday Series: Victorian Christmas Ornaments. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. A talk and demonstration by Linda Lau, Victorian Society of Falls Church.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 15

</b>Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center. www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 16

</b>Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center. www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 17

</b>Winterbloom: Holiday Traditions Rearranged, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, Natalia Zukerman and Anne Heaton. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 18

</b>Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun Holiday Show. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Natalie MacMaster: Christmas in Cape Breton. 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Concert Hall, Fairfax. $46, $38, $23. Purchase tickets at tickets.com. Pre-performance discussion 7:15 p.m.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 19

</b>Rocknoceros Holiday Show and Sing-a-long at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 for everyone one and older. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Rockapella: A Rockapella Holiday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Concert Hall, Fairfax. $42, $34, $21. Purchase tickets at tickets.com. Pre-performance discussions at 1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Christmas in Fairfax with the City of Fairfax Band. 7 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Free, but tickets are required. Bring a nonperishable food item to benefit Food for Others. 703-757-0220.

<b>Monday/Dec. 21

</b>Bob Brown Puppets: Nutcracker Fantasy. 10:30 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 24

</b>Good for the Jews featuring Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 25

Christmas

</b>Christmas Lunch. Bring a potluck dish to share; otherwise, the cost is $6 per person. Reservations required; all family members welcome. Dress is casual. Senior Center at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 703-359-2487.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 31

</b>Robbie-noceros New Years Eve Party for Kids. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 for everyone over one and older. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

New Years Eve Party with Shane Hines, The Blackjacks, Crash Boom Bang and Billy Woodward and the Senders. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $30. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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