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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/April 8

</b>Swing Dance with Natty Beaux. 7:30 at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Shane Hines (acoustic), Scott Simons and Bleu. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Afternoon Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Irish folksinger, songwriter and harpist Moya Brennan. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/April 9

</b>Rocknoceros Family Happy Hour. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10, age 1-under free. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

bob CD Release Show, The 5 L's and The Franchise Players. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts Impact 2010: 24-Hour Arts Festival. Beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing through 7 a.m. Saturday, April 10. In the Art and Design Building, George Mason University, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. This 24-hour art marathon is free and open to the public, and features an array of hands-on art activities, including a large-scale steamroller printmaking process, available to anyone who wishes to take part. Student-led and faculty explorations include music, dance, theater, film and visual art. 703-993-8898.

The Discovery Series: the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/April 10

</b>Garth Fagan Dance. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A blend of ballet, contemporary dance and Afro-Caribbean movement by the Tony Award-winning choreographer of “The Lion King.” Pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

bob CD Release Show, Almost Kings and Feed God Cabbage. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia 10th Anniversary Open House. 3-5 p.m. at 10560 Main St., Suite 514, Fairfax. With Del. David Bulova (D-37), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-34) and more. GOTR is a developmentally focused youth education program for girls in grades 3-8. 703-273-3153 or www.gotrnova.org.

Community Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Sponsored by the Women’s Ministry. 703-249-9557

Microsoft Word. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Learn the basics of word processing. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer, navigate the Internet and work with common software applications. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

A Little Night Music. 6:30 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. With Juxtaposition, a men’s acapella group from Virginia Tech, and the IMPACT Youth Choir. Dessert reception to follow. Free. Donations accepted to support the youth choir's summer mission tour to Eastern Tennessee. www.BurkePresChurch.org or 703-764-0456.

Julie Murphy Wells: Sophisticated Lady. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>SundayApril 11

</b>Annandale Brass Orchestra Spring Fling Concert. 4 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Marches, show tunes and the classics. Adults $10, seniors and teens $7, children free. 703-569-0973.

I Saw A Ghost, The Kindness Of Strangers, Lakeview, New Castle, A Sense Of Urgency and Freqontrol. 5:15 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

African Children’s Concert: Journey of Hope. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Music and dance from across the African continent. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 3:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $21-$42, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu. Youth through grade 12 half price.

John S. and Emily J. Salmon Booksigning. 2 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Authors of “Historic Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia’s Fascinating Historic Sites and Historic Photographs of Virginia.” Free. 703-385-8414.

Sound Healing with the Didgeridoo. 12:30 p.m. at New World Unity Church, Suite A-210, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Joe Gentile “The Didge Man” teaches about the didgeridoo, an ancient vibrational healing instrument from the aboriginal Australians. Includes a guided heart-centered meditation for balancing chakras. $10 per person, $15 per family. 703-913-8560 or newworldunity@verizon.net.

<b>Monday/April 12

</b>Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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

Yoga for Children. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Yoga made into stories with Shakta Khalsa, children's yoga expert. Age 5-10 years with adult. 703-644-7333.

PAL Reading Visits. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Dogs will remain with handlers as children read to them. Call to register. 703-249-1520.

Arlington Rose Foundation: Fertilizing Roses. 7:30 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Learn about the best fertilizing program from Arlington Rose Society President and Consulting Rosarian Dave Maxwell. Free. Refreshments served. 703-371-9351.

<b>Tuesday/April 13

</b>DC101’s Last Band Standing. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:15 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Topic to be announced. 703-293-6227.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. "Everything on a Waffle" by Polly Horvath. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fixer by Bernard Malamud. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/April 14

</b>Matthew Perryman Jones and Joshua James. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Rascal Rabbits. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 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. Short stories, fingerplays and songs. Ages 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

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

<b>Thursday/April 15

</b>Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Earth Day: Birthday! 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Earth Day stories, songs and activities. Age 2-5 with Adult. 703-249-1520.

Neil Innes (Monty Python, Rutles). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Antique Arts Association: Herend China. 10:15 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Room 111, Fairfax. Seymour Lazerowitz will display and speak about pieces from his collection. Free; annual membership fee required to attend subsequent meetings. 703-359-2487.

<b>Friday/April 16

</b>The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Johnston. 8 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Marlisa del Cid Woods of the U.S .Army Orchestra and works by Beethoven and Glazunov. Adults $15, seniors and teens $10, age 12 and under free. 703-569-0973.

Moscow Festival Ballet: ‘Giselle.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The tragic tale of the heartbroken peasant girl. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $27-$54, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu. Youth through grade 12 half price.

“The Music Man.” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $10 students and seniors, $15 adults. Family Packages $50. 703-352-0925 ext. 524.

Fairfax Five & Dime 5K/10K Race. 8 a.m. The race begins and ends at Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Registration fee $20. Proceeds benefit Appalachia Service Project. 703-591-3120 or www.fairfaxfiveanddime.com.

<b>Saturday/April 17

</b>Lecture by Ohio Historian C. L. Gray on the Legacy of Gens. Lee and Jackson. 2 p.m. Sons of Confederate Veterans Frank Stringfellow Camp #822, at Panera Bread, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Open to the public, admission $5. 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@att.net.

Moscow Festival Ballet: “Coppelia.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A young villager falls in love with a life-size dancing doll. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $27-$54, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu. Youth through grade 12 half price.

“The Music Man.” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $10 students and seniors, $15 adults. Family Packages $50. 703-352-0925 ext. 524.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer, navigate the Internet and work with common software applications. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Community Paper Shredding Event. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Shredding by Secured Shred’s mobile document destruction vehicle. Free. Boxes or paper bags of household documents only. 703-764-0456 or FreeShredEvent@BurkePresChurch.org.

Jason Reeves and Chelsea Lee. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Future CD Release and Murphy's Kids. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Master Class with Capt. Michelle A. Rakers, assistant director of the U. S. Marine Band. 2 p.m. at George Mason University School of Music, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3E3, Fairfax. Free and open to the public. www.fairfaxband.org

City of Fairfax Band: Spotlight on Women in the Arts. 8 p.m. at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Capt. Michelle A. Rakers, assistant director of the United States Marine Band, conducting. $13 adults, $7 seniors 60 and up, age 18 and under free. www.fairfaxband.org.

<b>Sunday/April 18

</b>Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Led by viola and violin soloist Julian Rachlin. Edvard Grieg, Beethoven, Schubert and more. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 3:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $30-$60, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

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.

Audubon Bird Walk. 8:30 a.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. A nature walk at one of Fairfax County's newest dedicated "green" spaces. Woods, meadows, a pond and vernal pools provide an abundance of wildlife. Register at info@audubonva.org or 703-256-6895.

“The Music Man.” 2 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $10 students and seniors, $15 adults. Family Packages $50. 703-352-0925 ext. 524.

The “Bunny Eat Bunny” World of Children’s Publishing. 2 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Authors and illustrators will share their inspiration, motivation,and expectations and help you find yours. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Jammin’ 4 Haiti. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. jamminjava.com.

Roman Candle, Paper Bird and Tao Seeger Band. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/April 19

</b>Noah's Ark Animal Workshop. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Make a special spring stuffed animal. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

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

Bedtime Stories: Snazzy Socks. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about socks. Wear your snazziest pair. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/April 20

</b>Evening Book Discussion.. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “My Life in France” by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Reading Across the Centuries. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “The Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 6:45 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Sara Watkins and Jesse Harper. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/April 21

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

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.

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.

DC101’s Last Band Standing. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

Pre-Earth Day Celebration. 10 a.m. at Center for Education at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Young children experience and learn about the four R's through puppetry and music from Junkyard Pirates and The Wolf Trap Jazz Trio. www.wolftrap.org.