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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Freedom Without Walls: A Gala Commemoration. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall. A gala concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, featuring an original movement piece by Artists in Action, readings, songs and a chorale movement from Beethoven's majestic “Ninth Symphony.” Light refreshments will be served following the reception. Free admission. chnm.gmu.edu/freedomwithoutwalls.

<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.

Computer Mania Day. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Students will experience hands-on workshops led by positive female role models from academia, industry, and government sectors. Workshops include how to prepare students for college, getting girls interested in tech careers, and keeping children safe online. Free. www.computer-mania.info.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. 2-5 p.m. at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Featuring hundreds of cut mum cultivars, hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, bonsai and fukusuke exhibits and more. 703-560-8776.

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Marching Band Festival, Northeast Region. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the gate, cost unknown at this time. Twenty-two high school bands from Arlington, Alexandria, Louisa County, Falls Church, Manassas, Fairfax, Centreville, Springfield, Burke, Woodbridge, Herndon, Lorton and Vienna are expected to compete. www.vboda.org/StateMarch/2009StMarch/schedules/northeast%202009.pdf.

<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.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Featuring hundreds of cut mum cultivars, hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, bonsai and fukusuke exhibits and more. 703-560-8776.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 4

</b>P.C. & Kristin Cast. 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Reading and signing of Tempted. 703-359-8420.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 5

</b>Willy Porter and Luke Doucet. 8 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $20. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<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.

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

Chad and Jeremy. 8 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<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.

Rave Tesar in Concert on Jazz Piano. 8 p.m. at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-503-4579, administrator@accotinkuuc.org or www.ravetesar.com.

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble: Plays Well with Others. 7:30 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $13 online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/85694. www.metroyouthtap.org or 703-339-0444.

Sydenstricker UMW Bazaar. 9 a.m. at 8508 Hooes Road, Fairfax. Homemade soups, desserts, baked goods and more. 703 451-8223 or sumcdisciples.org.

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 SHARE. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Brooke and Keith Desserich. 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Discussion and signing of “Notes Left Behind.” 703-359-8420.

Janis Ian. 7 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 8

</b>Circo Aereo’s “Espresso.” 4 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. Tickets: $44, $36, $22. Youth through grade 12, half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and free parking is located in university lot K.

Monte Carlo Night. 5:30-10 p.m. Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. $50 per person. Appetizers, casino games, music and dancing, door prizes, silent and live auctions and more. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia. Proceeds go to local educational and civic programs. 703-319-6930.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 11

</b>Bob Dylan. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $57.50, available at all Ticketmaster locations. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

The Friends of Fairfax Station Quarterly Forum. 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Patrick O'Neill, a professional archaeologist and historian, has done extensive research on Camp Humphreys, an Engineer Corp camp constructed in early 1918 just south of Mt. Vernon. He will discuss the many miles of narrow gauge and industrial rail track, corduroy roads, and plank roads constructed in this area, all training for constructing lines across the rugged European terrain during WWI. Free, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.