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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/April 8

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

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

<b>Friday/April 9

</b>Rose Hill Elementary School presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: the Musical.” 7 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. The fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score and is performed by kindergarten-sixth graders. Adults $5, children $3. Concessions available. jacquie.clark@gmail.com.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Saturday/April 10

</b>Fairfax County Park Authority Watershed Cleanup. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Pick up everything from plastic bottles and bags to discarded mattresses, rusting auto parts, old appliances, rubber tires and other debris illegally dumped in local waterways. Participants are encouraged to wear boots and old clothes. Bring gloves. Trash bags will be provided. 703-569-0285 or www.fergusonfoundation.org/.

Snouts and Scouts. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Felix & Oscar’s, 6671 Backlick Road, Springfield. Brownie Troop 579 will join Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League’s Spring Celebration. Face painting, temporary tattoos, silent auction, games, raffles, Girl Scout cookies and bake sale. lauriezoock@gmail.com.

Indoor Yard Sale & Vendor Fair. 7 a.m.–1 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. More than 20 yard sale participants offering a variety of items and 20 vendors/crafters with jewelry, sweets, beauty items, household, gifts and more. Free admission, refreshments available for purchase. Sponsored by the Lee Sports Boosters. 703-836-5566 ext. 101.

Rose Hill Elementary School presents “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: the Musical.” 7 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. The fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score and is performed by kindergarten-sixth graders. graders. Adults $5, children $3. Concessions available. jacquie.clark@gmail.com.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Used book sale. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49K. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Mother's Day Multi-Vendor Event. 9 a.m.-1p.m. at the Community Business Partnership, 7001 Loisdale Road, 2nd floor, Springfield. Jewelry, handbags, chocolates, beauty items, teas, gifts and more. 703-451-8871.

Introductory Spring Wildflower Walk. 10:30 a.m. at Hidden Pond, 8511 Greely Blvd., Springfield. Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk in the Pohick Stream Valley. Reservations required at 703-451-9588.

<b>Sunday/April 11

</b>Soyfoods Cooking Class. 10 a.m. 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. Tofu, tempeh, miso, soymilk and more. $50. Registration required at 703-643-2713. www.veggourmet.wordpress.com.

<b>Monday/April 12

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

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.

Early Reader Book Discussion. 4:15 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for titles. Age 6-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Hugs for Bugs. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Story time about bugs. Age 24 months to 5 years with adult. 703-339-4610

<b>Tuesday/April 13

</b>Dine Out Night for Koinonia. 5-8 p.m. at King Street Blues, corner of Kingstowne Blvd. and South Van Dorn St., Alexandria. The Koinonia Foundation, a local social services organization, will receive 20 percent of every restaurant check. Diners must mention “Koinonia” to their server. 703-971-1991 or www.koinoniacares.org.

Open Mic w/Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. 8 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Fun for Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Second Tuesday Evening Book Discussion. 6:45 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/April 14

</b>Open Irish Song Session. 8:30 p.m. at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. 703-913-5600.

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

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults. 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/April 15

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

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.

Let's Go to the Library. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories about libraries and a tour. Age 3-5 with and adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Friday/April 16

</b>St. Bernadette School Art Show. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette School, 7602 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a life-sized paper mache tree made by the art teacher and parents and filled with students’ origami projects. 703-451-8696.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/April 17

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

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.

Tickle Tales to Rattle Your Funny Bone! 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Silly stories from storyteller Gary Lloyd to chase away April showers. 703-971-0010.

PAWS to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Read with Chance, a trained reading therapy dog, for a ten-minute session. Call to register. Call to reserve. 703-339-7385.

<b>Monday/April 19

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

Read to the Dog. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

<b>Tuesday/April 20

</b> Open Mic w/Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. 8 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for the title. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-971-0010.

April Showers. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Rainy day stories and activities. Age 13 to 23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.