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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! Oct. 21-25 at The Patriot Center at George Mason University. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 703-573-SEAT; via www.ticketmaster.com; and at the Patriot Center box office. To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.com.

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/Oct. 8

</b>WBIS Fairfax County Monthly Luncheon. 12-1:30 p.m., at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Come join Women Building & Investing in Success. Learn more at www.wbis.biz.

Studio Series #1 "Fuddy Meers." 8 p.m., at Black Box Theater. $6 adult, $3 student/senior. The Black Box Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

<b>Friday/Oct. 9

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

Hanzel und Gretyl, Dreams in Fear, Dark Disolve and more. 8 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Author Scott Turow presents “Confessions of a Death Penalty Agnostic" 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium, at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Turow, best-selling author of many novels including “Presumed Innocent” and “Ordinary Heroes,” is also the author of “Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty” and will present a discussion of capital punishment. No registration required, first come, first served. For details, see the Fairfax County Library’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 703-324-8428.

Studio Series #1 "Fuddy Meers." 8 p.m., at Black Box Theater. $6 adult, $3 student/senior. The Black Box Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 10

</b>Children's Consignment Sale sponsored by Spring-Mar Cooperative Preschool. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Children's clothing and furniture, baby equipment, toys, books and videos, maternity and nursing clothes and more. Due to space constraints, shoppers with strollers are not permitted. www.spring-mar.org or 703-239-1213.

Flu Vaccinations. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Call Inova for details; 877-895-5284877-895-5284. Adults. No registration required.

Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, Of Mice & Men, Tides of Man of Machines and Girls Get All The Action. 4:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Charm City Devils, Method of Friction, The Splints and more. 9 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $11 in advance, $13 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Studio Series #1 "Fuddy Meers." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Black Box Theater. $6 adult, $3 student/senior. The Black Box Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Richard Alston Dance Company. 8 p.m., at GMU Concert Hall. $42, $34, $21 Pre-Performance Discussion 45 minutes prior to the performance. The Concert Hall is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 11

</b>The Flying Karamazov Brothers. 4 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Tickets for youth through grade 12 half price. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $42, $34, $21. The Center for the Arts complex is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Poison the Well, I Saw a Ghost, Remember This City, Life After Hours, The Markov Process and Earthborn. 5 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Clifton Community Woman’s Club will be featuring homemade goodies and coffee at Clifton Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Come browse club’s cookbook, a collection of member’s most famous dishes, available for a special Clifton Day only price of $10. Talk to members about the various charitable organizations that benefit from the club’s programs. For

more about the CCWC, visit at www.cliftoncwc.org.

Studio Series #1 "Fuddy Meers." 2 p.m., at Black Box Theater. $6 adult, $3 student/senior. The Black Box Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Faculty Artist Series: Piano trio with Anna Balakerskaia, Zino Bogacheck and David Teie. 7 p.m., at GMU’s Harris Theater. Free. The Harris Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 13

</b>Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

One-on-one help with basic computer skills, navigating the Internet and using Microsoft Word and Excel. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Midnight at Bunnyman Bridge. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Storyteller Margaret Chatham and the local legend of the Bunnyman murders and other creepy tales. Age 12 and up. 703-249-1520.

Welcome Fall. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Join us for stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Calling All Wimpy Kids! 4 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series with trivia, snacks and fun activities. Age 8-14. 703-339-7385.

Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. 7 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Age 21 and up. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 14

</b>Older Adult Book Discussion Group. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. The Lemon Tree: an Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults (KNCAA). Adults. 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

hed (p.e.), Johnny 3 Legs, Sensylla, Others May Fall and The Backwoodz Band. 7 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 15

</b>Eensy Weensy Spiders. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Spooks and shrieks at story time. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Ventana (with Members of Mushroomhead) with Hell Trash, Eyes Set to Kill, The Word Alive, Dreaming of Eden, GI9 and Redshift. 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Visual Voices Speaker Series: "Teaching and Learning: The Power of Creativity" by Ruth Lozner. 7:30 p.m., at Harris Theater. Free. The Harris Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

<b>Friday/Oct. 16

</b>Virginia Opera: Puccini’s “La Bohème.” 8 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. The Center for the Arts complex is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets are $86, $72, $44. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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

Moonspell with Divine Heresy, Book of Black Earth, Secrets of the Moon Blood Corps and Todesbonden. 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 17

</b>Puppetopia. 2 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Animal Tales. All Ages. 703-971-0010.

PAWS to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Meet Chance, our new therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Choose a book and read with Chance for a 10-minute session. Call to register. 703-339-7385.

Molly Hatchet with The Roadducks, Black Onyx, 300 Proof and From the Ashes of My Sins. 8 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Age 21 and up. $20 in advance, $23 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Hearts & Hands Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Messiah United Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. Start with coffee and browse in the book nook — shop for crafts, white elephants, jewelry, toys, unusual one-of-a-kind items, have lunch, stop by the pumpkin patch, and don’t forget to bid on great silent auction baskets and services. 703-569-9862. www.messiahumc.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 18

</b>Virginia Opera: Puccini’s “La Bohème.” 8 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. The Center for the Arts complex is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets are $86, $72, $44. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

God Dethroned with Abigail Williams, Woe of Tyrants, Augury, Fallen Martyr and Octanion. 6 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $16 in advance, $18 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

N Scale Model Trains will be running 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host its monthly display in both the station and the caboose. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children 4-11. The museum is located at 11200 Fairfax

Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225.

<b>Monday/Oct. 19

</b>Halloween on Parade. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Wear a costume for Halloween stories and fun. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Early Reader Book Discussion. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for title. Age 6-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

The Vision Series: "How We Learn: Human Exceptionality and Cognition" by Margo A. Mastropieri. 7 p.m., at GMU Concert Hall. Free. The Concert Hall is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 20

</b>Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. One-on-one help with basic computer skills, navigating the Internet and using Microsoft Word and Excel. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Early Readers Book Group. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. A book group for 6-8 year olds and their parents. 703-249-1520.

Down on the Farm. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Animals who moo, baa and oink. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Join a lively book discussion. Call for 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. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Despised Icon with Through The Eyes of The Dead, Abacabb, Molotov Solution, In Alcatraz 1962 and An Obscure Signal. 6 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

GMU Wind Symphony Fall Concert with special guest: Fairfax Wind Symphony. 8 p.m., at GMU Concert Hall. $15 adults, $10 seniors, students free. The Concert Hall is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Jason Linett Comedy Hypnosis Show presented by the South County Secondary School Class of 2010 All Night Graduation Committee. 7 p.m., in the South County Secondary School auditorium located at 8501 Silverbrook Road in Lorton. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door, online at www.MagicForTheMind.com/Stallion or by e-mailing slmoses@aol.com. For more, call 703-495-8737.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 21

</b>Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m. 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.

Hidden Pond Nature Program. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Nature and local ecology, hosted by the Hidden Pond Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

One-on-One Genealogical Research Assistance. 6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get started on genealogical research with the assistance of experienced volunteers. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “House Made of Dawn” by N. Scott Momaday. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Lorton Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “Twenty Wishes” by Debbie Macomber. Adults. 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 22

</b>A Is for Apple. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Participants will each receive a helmet and activity book. 703-339-4610.

Stories and Science. 4 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and simple science experiments. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Mainstage #1: "Ah, Wilderness." 8 p.m., at GMU TheaterSpace. $12 adult, $8 student/senior. TheaterSpace is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! 7 p.m., at The Patriot Center at George Mason University. Ticket Prices: $70, $50, $27, $20 and $15. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 703-573-SEAT; via www.ticketmaster.com ; and at the Patriot Center box office. To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 23

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

Conditions and more. 5:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

Mainstage #1: "Ah, Wilderness." 8 p.m., at GMU TheaterSpace. $12 adult, $8 student/senior. TheaterSpace is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

L.A. Theatre Works: "War of the Worlds" and "The Lost World." 8 p.m., at GMU Concert Hall. $36, $28, $18. Pre-Performance Discussion 45 minutes prior to the performance. The Concert Hall is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

GMU Opera Review Recital. 8 p.m., at Harris Theater. $20 adult, $15 student/senior. The Harris Theater is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., at The Patriot Center at George Mason University. Ticket Prices: $70, $50, $27, $20 and $15. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 703-573-SEAT; via www.ticketmaster.com ; and at the Patriot Center box office. To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.com.

Harry Potter Lecture. Melissa Anelli presents “Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon” 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium. Melissa Anelli, author of “Harry, A History,” blogs for the Leaky Cauldron [www.the-leaky-cauldron.org] the most popular fansite about Harry. Books available for sale and signing; no registration required; first come; first served. The Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. For more information call 703-324-8428.