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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Oct. 15

</b>An Evening with Unknown Hinson. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Stanley Clarke Trio with Lenny White, percussion, and Hiromi, piano. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna.

$45. www.wolftrap.org or 703-938-2404.

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.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Inova HealthSource Fight the Flu. 11:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Call Inova for details; 877-895-5284. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos: The Bear Went Over the Mountain. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, fingerplays and activities about bears. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

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>Library Fall Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Art, history, cooking, DIY, travel, spirituality, reference, classic and popular fiction, children’s books, CDs, audiobooks. Free parking. 703-293-2132.

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, at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Thomas Nicholas Band and Billy Woodward & The Senders. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Founder’s Day Celebration with The Canadian Brass. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $40. www.wolftrap.org or 703-938-2404.

Movie Screening: “Coal Country.” A 90-minute documentary on modern coal mining techniques. 7 p.m. at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light. A question and answer period follows the screening.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 17

</b>Wayne Brady. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, available at all Ticketmaster locations or Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Library Fall Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-2132.

All Things Rock Summer Camp 2009 Recital. 1:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Christopher O’Riley. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. www.wolftrap.org or 703-938-2404.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 18

</b>Library Fall Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-2132.

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, at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

N Scale Model Trains will run 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. $2 for adults, $1 for ages 4-11. 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225.

The Alexandria Kleztet, Susan Gaeta and special guest Jon Carroll. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

An Evening with: Nick Lowe. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $30. www.wolftrap.org or 703-938-2404.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

Middle East Peace: Does the U.S. Have an Effective Role to Play? 2 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. A panel of experts will discuss. Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Lecture by Michael Shumaker on “The 1861 Battle of Vienna” 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. 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@worldnet.att.net.

The B-Film Extras. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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.

<b>Monday/Oct. 19

</b>Erin McKeown and Jill Sobule. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Wizard's Workshop With Joe Romano. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn about magic tricks and secrets. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

Cool Clips Academy Awards Ceremony. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Celebrate Teen Read Week, meet the winners and watch the entries from the library's summer contest. Age 12 & up. 703-644-7333.

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

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 20

</b>GMU Fall Concert with the 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.

Chris Pureka and Peasant. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood” by Helene Cooper. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “All the King's Men” by Robert Penn Warren. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Evening Class” by Maeve Binchy. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 21

</b>Michael Tolcher. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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.

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.

Teen Volunteer Fair. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn about interesting, fun and fulfilling opportunities. Cosponsored by Volunteer Fairfax. Age 12-18. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos: Bubble Mania. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and fun activities with bubbles. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Writers Roundtable. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

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. www.disneyonice.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 22

</b>Justin Trawick. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Slighty Scary Stories. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories & activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

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. www.disneyonice.com.

Ari Hest with Elizabeth and the Catapult. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $16. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/Oct. 23

</b>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. www.disneyonice.com.

Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 24

</b>An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Book Burrow Dedication. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Unveil a new outdoor storytime area, enjoy stories and songs. Ages 2-5 with parent. 703-249-1520.

Three Hurdles to Federal Government Jobs. 11 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Navigating the USA Jobs Web site and additional skills. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Meet Laura Elliott. 2 p.m. Author of A Troubled Peace. Copies will be available for sale and signing. 703-293-6227.

Book Signing. Author John J. Lamb will be signing books 1-3 p.m., at the Fairfax Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Mainstage #1: "Ah, Wilderness." 2 p.m. and 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.

Shaolin Warriors. 8 p.m., at GMU Concert Hall. $44, $36, $22. Family Friendly: Youth through grade 12 half price

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.

ECHO Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church gym, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

All proceeds are used to support ECHO programs. For more, call 703-569-9160 or 703-440-1353.

Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 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, by phone at 703-573-SEAT and at the Patriot Center box office. www.disneyonice.com.

Howloween Dog Costume Contest & Goblin Golf and Bonfire. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Show off your dog’s talents and compete for prizes and treats from 2-4 p.m All dogs must be leashed. The cost is $6 per dog. Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf on the haunted course from 6-9 p.m. Ride the spooky carousel, and join in storytelling over a cup of hot chocolate around a lakeside bonfire. $6 per person. To reserve, call 703-569-0285.

Ghost Train Rides at Burke Lake Park. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Be there when the Great Pumpkin arrives to hand out treats. Thrills and chills appropriate for children provided by students from Northern Virginia Community College. Costumes encouraged. Children under age 6 need adult supervision. No pets. $4 per person, under age 2 free. Ticket sales stop at 4:30 p.m., and the last train departs at 5:15 p.m. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. 703- 323-6600.

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. Books available for sale and signing; no registration required. The Government Center is at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. 703-324-8428.

Community Fall Festival benefits the homeless in Fairfax Haunted House, antique car show, flea market, DJ, food, games, moon bounce, scarecrow making, silent auction and more. 10 a.m-3 p.m., at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. 703-323-9500, www.lordoflifelutheran.com.

Understanding and asserting your rights to marital assets in a divorce. 10 a.m. at The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Leslye S. Fenton, Esquire. $45 non-members, $35 members. 703-281-2657 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 25

</b>The Dear Hunter, Annuals and Storm The Beaches. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

Shaolin Warriors. 4 p.m., at GMU Concert Hall. $44, $36, $22. Family Friendly: Youth through grade 12 half price

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 Choirs Concert. 7 p.m., at Providence Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. Donation suggested.

Disney On Ice presents Celebrations! 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 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. www.disneyonice.com.

Ghost Train Rides at Burke Lake Park. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Be there when the Great Pumpkin arrives to hand out treats. Thrills and chills appropriate for children provided by students from Northern Virginia Community College. Costumes encouraged. Children under age 6 need adult supervision. No pets. $4 per person, under age 2 free. Ticket sales stop at 4:30 p.m., and the last train departs at 5:15 p.m. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. 703- 323-6600.

<b>Monday/Oct. 26

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 27

</b>Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

The Land of Nod. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join us for sleepy stories. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

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

Inova Blood Drive. 1:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred; call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Find out what's hot and what's not. Age 12-16. 703-644-7333.

GMU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert. 8 p.m., at the GMU Concert Hall. $15 adult, $10 senior, students free. The Concert Hall is on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123.

Transitioning your career: find out how to keep your finances in check. 7 p.m. at The Women’s Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Steve Salley, Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist. $35 non-members, $25 members. 703-281-2657 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 28

</b>Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Book club for girls age 9-11 and their mothers. 703-249-1520.

Halloween Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Come in costume for Halloween stories and fun. Age 3-5 with an adult. 703-978-5600.

Bedtime Stories: P Is for Pumpkin. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Pumpkin stories and activities. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.