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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Sept. 3

</b>Disney’s High School Musical, 8 p.m. at the Filene Center. $25-$80. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Hip-Hop Against Human Trafficking Tour w/ Flex Mathews and The Franchise Players. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Monkey Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs, and activities about monkeys. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/Sept. 4

</b>Disney’s High School Musical, 8 p.m. at the Filene Center. $25-$80. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 5

</b>Disney’s High School Musical, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Filene Center. $25-$80. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association offers smoke-free, alcohol-free at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. “Circle Twenty” line dance at 7:30 p.m., and “Oklahoma Breeze 2” couples specialty dance lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing is from 8:30-11 p.m. and includes Two Step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha, and specialty dances. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. Snacks will be available. For more information, visit www.nvcwda.org or call our hot line 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information and advice. 703-293-6227.

Read to the Dog. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 6

</b>Disney’s High School Musical, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Filene Center. $25-$80. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Train Show. 12-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2 for adults and $1 for children. 703-425-9225. LEGO trains will be running. Come see the caboose and speeder, or browse the gift shop.

<b>Monday/Sept. 7

</b>St. Mary’s 134th Labor Day Picnic, the oldest outdoor social in Fairfax County, on the grounds of the historic church at Fairfax Station Road and Route 123. The celebration begins with Blessing of the Tools and Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of food, fellowship and fun.

Train Show. 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. HO, N-scale and $2 for adults and $1 for children. 703-425-9225. LEGO trains will be running. Come see the caboose and speeder, or browse the gift shop.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 8

</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 computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Reading Across the Centuries. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev. Adults. 703-644-7333.

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

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 9

</b>Teen Book Chat. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. “Terrier (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 1)” by Tamora Pierce. Age 12-16 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Adult Summer Reading Program Closing Celebration. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Join fellow readers for refreshments and to discuss favorite titles. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 10

</b>Third Annual Positive Aging Fair: Tools for Creative Aging. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. General admission: $8, or $10 if a kosher lunch is requested in advance. Registration may be done by phone at 703-323-0880 or online at www.jccnv.org.

Standard Delivery Combo. 8-10 p.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. $10. Beginner ballroom lesson 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www.headoverheelsdance.com for more information or send e-mail to dance@headoverheelsdance.com or call Tina Foley at 703-424-1745.

Teen Writers Roundtable. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join the Roundtable to hone your skills and receive honest, friendly criticism from other teens. Age 12 and up. 703-249-1520.

Tales for Twos: What Should I Wear? 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activites about all kinds of clothes and dressing up. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy; play the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

Visual Voices Speaker Series: "Artifice of Nature" by John Ruppert, 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free.

<b>Friday/Sept. 11

</b>Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Showcase Recital. 8 p.m., at the Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 12

</b>Burke Centre’s 32nd Annual Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Conservancy’s Festival Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. Flag-raising at 10 a.m. will kick-off the festivities. Event features live entertainment including dance and musical performances, an arts and crafts show, antiques and food vendors, an evening wine garden, the Dixie Twister mechanical ride, pony rides, a 28-foot rock climbing wall, prize drawings, face painting, rides and games. Wine Garden open 5-9 p.m., with last wine serving at 8 p.m. Free shuttle bus service to and from the Festival grounds. Various shuttle bus stops will be located along Burke Centre Parkway, including all Metro bus stops. Parking is available along Burke Centre Parkway and at Knollwood Community Church on Saturday. Visit www.burkecentreweb.com and select Fall Festival for more information.

Concert. Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents “Great Expectations,” introducing it new Music Director Christopher Zimmerman at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive in Fairfax. Free pre-performance lecture at 7 p.m. Free students tickets available until Sept. 11. Concert features Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story,” Elgar’s “Introduction and Allegro for Strings” and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Single tickets now available. Go to www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Mini-Walk hosted by Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter, 13000 Lee Highway, Fairfax. $25 for adults and $15 for youth (up to age 25). Registration form at www.shelterhouse.org or 703-536-5383. Help raise funds to prevent and end homelessness.

Comedy Hypnotist featuring hypnotist Tom DeLuca. Comic Pain Relief benefit show will take place at 7 p.m. at George Mason University, Center for Arts, Harris Theater. For Tickets call 703-993-2787 or go to www.tickets.com. Ticket prices are $20; $10-students.

A Platinum Jubilee reception featuring George Mason University Jazz Ensemble led by Jim Carroll plus a full assortment of refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. 5-8 p.m., at The Mathy House, home of George Mason University President Alan and Sally Merten. A limited number of tickets remain available Visit www.FairfaxLibraryFoundation.org.

How to Find a Job in Today's Troubled Economy. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Advice from an experienced HR recruiter on all aspects of finding and keeping a job. Bring a copy of your resume. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information and advice. 703-293-6227.

Microsoft Excel. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Introduction to creating spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., at Concert Hall, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets: $55, $45, $35, $25

<b>Sunday/Sept. 13

</b>Burke Centre’s 32nd Annual Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Conservancy’s Festival Grounds, 6060 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. Flag-raising at 10 a.m. will kick-off the festivities. Event features live entertainment including dance and musical performances, an arts and crafts show, antiques and food vendors, an evening wine garden, the Dixie Twister mechanical ride, pony rides, a 28-foot rock climbing wall, prize drawings, face painting, rides and games. Free shuttle bus service to and from the Festival grounds. Various shuttle bus stops will be located along Burke Centre Parkway, including all Metro bus stops. Parking is available along Burke Centre Parkway and at Knollwood Community Church on Saturday. Visit www.burkecentreweb.com and select Fall Festival for more information.

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

<b>Monday/Sept. 14

</b>Rose Showing Workshop. 7:30 p.m., at Merrifield Garden Center at 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Cut and bring roses. Master Consulting Rosarian Nita Bowen, along with other rose experts, will help make roses their best at the annual bench workshop. Refreshments will be served. Contact Pam Powers at 703-371-9351.

After-School Special. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learning about and making origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, with real and paper money. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group for boys. “Hatchet” by Gary Paulson. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Friends of the Library Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Join the Friends group for their monthly meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Bedtime Stories: Sleep Tight, Good Knight. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about royal bedtime romps. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

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

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 15

</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 computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. Adults. 703-644-7333.

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

Learn How To Show Roses. 7 p.m., at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. 703-371-9351. Cut and bring some of your roses. Master Consulting Rosarian Nita Bowen and other rose experts will help you make your roses look their best at the annual bench workshop. Refreshments will be served.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 16

</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 Ponds Nature Program. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Nature and local ecology. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

Trickster Tales from Latin America. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories & activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

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