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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

<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.

China's National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts. 7 p.m. at the Harris Theater at George Mason University in Fairfax. Free. A sampling of Chinese operas by a troupe from Beijing. At 6:15 p.m. there will be a free film which explains the history and theatrical styling used in Chinese opera. 703-993-7780 or cimason@gmu.edu.

cal1>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.

<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.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 29

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

Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Adults. 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.

An Evening with Melissa Manchester. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Park for the Performing Arts. $35. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/Oct. 30

</b>The Downtown Fiction and Amely. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.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.

Fall Festival. 6-8 p.m. at Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For children up through sixth grade, to come in their costumes and join other kids in games, prizes, crafts, food, and a Haunted Hall Way. Free. 703 971-5151 or www.franconiaumc.org.

NRA National Firearms Museum Tricks and Treats. 4-7 p.m. at the National Firearms Museum, NRA Headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. Free, costumes encouraged. ‘Spooktacular’ decorations, candy and goodies scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries, donuts and cider for adults. 703-267-1620 or http://home.nra.org/#/museum.

Sapphire—The Uppity Blues Women. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Park for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 31

</b>bob. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Boo to You! Halloween Storytime and Parade. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories about Halloween, followed by a parade walk through the library. Come dressed in your Halloween best. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Fall Jubillee “Hallow-eeee,” sponsored by Woody's Ice Cream and Jubilee Christian Center. 3-7 p.m., at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The event and food and beverages are free (food and beverages served 4-6 p.m.), and includes Trunk or Treat, Moon Bounces, Hay rides, Costume Judging (4-5 p.m.), and a Live Band. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Mainstage #1: "Ah, Wilderness." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at GMU TheaterSpace. $12 adult, $8 student/senior.

MOMIX: Best of MOMIX. 8 p.m., at the GMU Concert Hall. 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.

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.

Third Annual Costume Halloween Run at Burke Lake. Don a costume and join the crowd. Meet at Shelter A, starting at 9 a.m. for the costumed fun run. Enjoy a costume parade, face painting, arts and crafts, goodie bags, refreshments and more. The fee for the run is $10 for ages 12 and under and $15 for ages 13 and up. To register, call 703-866-0566. Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station.

22nd Annual Mall-O-Ween. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Free. www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or 703-359-8302.

NRA National Firearms Museum Tricks and Treats. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at the National Firearms Museum, NRA Headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. Free, costumes encouraged. ‘Spooktacular’ decorations, candy and goodies scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries, donuts and cider for adults. 703-267-1620 or http://home.nra.org/#/museum.

<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.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 1

</b>Mainstage #1: "Ah, Wilderness." 2 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.

<b>Friday/Nov. 6

</b>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

<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.