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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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. 1

</b>“The Wedding from Hell,” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Dinner served: 7:20 p.m. $10 per person.

Kitty Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a favorite stuffed kitty and listen to stories and songs about kittens. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 12:15 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Redemption Thursdays, Johnny 3 Legs, Feed God Cabbage, Fairgrounds and Mojo. 8:30 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $7, $10 if under 21. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 2

</b>Comedy Sportz. Fast-paced, improvisational comedy 7:30 p.m., at Little Theatre at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. $10 per ticket.

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.

UFO with The Travis Larson Band, Gate 1, rival tribe and more. 8 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 3

</b>Art, Wine & All That Jazz. 12-8 p.m. ,at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Local wineries from Virginia and North Carolina, art and all day jazz performances. $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. www.workhousearts.org or 703-584-2927.

Author Signing/Lecture. George J. Haas, author of “The Martian Codex: More Reflections from Mars,” will conduct a lecture and PowerPoint presentation featuring NASA photographs of aesthetically designed structures found on the surface of Mars. 1 p.m., at the Boarders Express, 6725 Springfield Mall, Springfield, 703-971-9443.

Kittie and Soil with Arkaea, Straight Line Stitch, GI9 and Infliction. 7 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 4

</b>Art, Wine & All That Jazz. 12-8 p.m. ,at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. www.workhousearts.org or 703-584-2927.

Reunion Music Society Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Johnston, performs Jazz With Strings at 7:30 p.m. The music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker/ Clifford Brown accompanied by a string orchestra. The concert is in the Forum at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Adults $15, seniors/teens $10, age 12 and under free. 703-569-0973.

I Am The Kaleidoscope, Satellite Papa, Apex, Rashad Darnell, The Cliched, John T., Little Justice, TiJean, Paperhaus, Anarcoustic and Better Red Than Dead. 4:15 p.m. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 5

</b>Inova HealthSource Fight the Flu. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Call Inova for details; 703-698-2424. Adults.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 6

</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.

Teen Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Fun, food and great book discussions. Age 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Monster Mash. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 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. 7

</b>Fall Fashion Show sponsored by the Women’s Association of Northern Virginia. 11 a.m. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Bring non-perishable items for the capital area food bank. $30 for luncheon. Sarah Smith, 703-250-6636.

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.

Eensy Weensy Spiders. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Spooks and shrieks at story time. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's. 11 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Learn how to care for with someone with the disease. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Inova HealthSource Fight the Flu. 11 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Shots $25 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Call Inova for details; 877-895-5284. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. 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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.