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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Tea Party with Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends. 1:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. Tea and cookies will be served. Bring a favorite stuffed animal. $12 per person. Reservations are required at 703-941-1065.

<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.

Animal Lovers Event. 1-4 at the Fairfax City Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Brochures, magazines, books, pamphlets, handouts, information pertaining to animals, pets, wildlife. Free. 703-293-6227 or 571-236-9056.

<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.

<b>Thursday/April 22

</b>Swing Into Spring Jazz Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit School, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale. Vocalist Nancy Scimone, guitarist Steve Herberman and bassist Victor Dvoskin. $10. Proceeds benefit Christ House Shelter in Alexandria. 571-232-1873 or LiveJazzConcerts@verizon.net.

Tales for Twos: Mudlicious. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about mud. Age 23-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Adrian Belew: Painting with Guitar (An Electric One Man Show). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $30. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/April 23

</b>The Virginia Opera presents The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

The Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards. 8 p.m. at Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Volunteer Fairfax and more than 500 community members will honor 176 volunteer individuals and organizations. $35 for individuals or nonprofits, $50 for corporate guests. Tickets available at www.volunteerfairfax.org. Contact Samantha Watson at swatson@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3826.

Singer/songwriter Jon Carroll. 7 p.m. at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the church’s Piano Fund. 703-503-4579 or administrator@accotinkuuc.org.

The Benefits of Chocolate. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $75. Supporting the Stroke Comeback Center. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/April 24

</b>Polka Till Ya Drop. 7 p.m. at Williams Hall, Volunteer Fire Department No. 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. With Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden, the German Band of the City of Fairfax Band Association, polka lessons for novices and polka demonstrations. German beer and wine, pretzels and pastries available for purchase. $10 admission. 703-352-ARTS or 703-757-0220.

2010 United Community Ministries Gala. 6-11 p.m. at Mount Vernon Country Club, 5111 Old Mill Road, Alexandria. This year’s theme is “UCM in Bloom: Helping Our Community Flourish” and includes cocktails and dinner, dancing, raffles, silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit UCM programs. Tickets $125, available at 703-768-7106 or www.ucmagency.org.

Cherryholmes and Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Classic and contemporary bluegrass. $23-$46. Youth through grade 12, half price. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Virginia Ballet Company and School: Les Sylphides, Firebird and the Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale. $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. Reservations required at www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. 8 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. $59.50, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.patriotcenter.com.

Traditional Origami Workshop. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Explore and learn about traditional origami, the art of paper folding. Age 8-12. 703-293-6227.

Thomas Lowery Book Signing. 2 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Discussion and book signing by Thomas Lowry, author of “Love and Lust: Private and Amorous Letters of the Civil War.” Free. Lowry’s book will be available for purchase for $14.95. Recommended for a mature audience. 703-591-0560.

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.

Fairfax County's Best Hikes and Hiking Trails. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Celebrate Earth Day by letting author and hiking guru Paul Elliott point in environmental and recreational directions. Books available for sale and signing. Ages 12 and up. 703-249-1520.

The Nields. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

FAZE Electro Dance Party with Menya, Ypset and Santi. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8-$21. jamminjava.com.

E-Waste Recycling Event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University, Lot K, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. All electronic items accepted. Free and open to the public. 757-222-8432 or felicia.blow@cox.com.

Woodbury Woods Community Association Community Yard Sale. 8:30-11 a.m. at the corner of Sideburn Road and Woodbury Woods Court in Fairfax, one block from Zion Drive. bjsadtler@cox.net.

Junior-Parent Golf Tournament. 8 a.m. at Burke Lake Golf course, 7315 Ox road, Fairfax Station. Teams of two compete in an 18-hole scramble format. $60 per team includes lunch. Reserve at 703-323-1641.

“Into the Woods” presented by the Good Shepherd Players. 8 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets: Adults, $15; children 12 and Under, $10 Evening shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Online tickets www.goodshepherdplayers.com or Sundays after services or through the church office 703-323-5400.

<b>Sunday/April 25

</b>The Virginia Opera presents The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess.” 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Virginia Ballet Company and School: Les Sylphides, Firebird and the Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor. 2 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale. $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. Reservations required at www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Half Brother and White Noise. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. jamminjava.com.

Anais Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra with Michael Chorney Sextet. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

“Into the Woods” presented by the Good Shepherd Players. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets: Adults, $15; children 12 and Under, $10 Evening shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Online tickets www.goodshepherdplayers.com or Sundays after services or through the church office 703-323-5400.

<b>Monday/April 26

</b>JSSA Workshop: Considering Separation and Divorce. 6:30 p.m. at JSSA, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. Experts will explain the legal, financial and personal issues of separation and divorce. www.jssa.org.

Jessie and James: Mutts Gone Nuts! 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. See Jessie and James present a comic and thrilling dog show with juggling, rope walking and crowd play. All Ages. 703-644-7333.

Cadillac Sky and Jill Andrews. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/April 27

</b>Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Use the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

Inova Blood Drive. 1-6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

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

<b>Wednesday/April 28

</b>Trees of the Mind: Neurons and Their Relationship to Consciousness. 6:30 p.m. at George Mason University Center for Center for Consciousness and Transformation, Research I building, room 163, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Light refreshments will be served. Registration forms are available at http://cct.gmu.edu/events/ or eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php.

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

Bobby Long. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/April 29

</b>Fairfax Saxophone Quartet with Amy LaCivita: Beethoven and Beyond. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring two Beethoven arrangements by James Francis. Free admission. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

David Knopfler. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/April 30

</b>George Mason University Theater of the First Amendment: 20 Years, Only the Beginning. 8 p.m. at theSPACE, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Featuring a selection of scenes chosen from the many productions staged by TFA since 1990. Free and non-ticketed, but reservations are recommended. 703-993-2195 or tfa@gmu.edu.

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band and Funk Ark. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

“Into the Woods” presented by the Good Shepherd Players. 8 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets: Adults, $15; children 12 and Under, $10 Evening shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Online tickets www.goodshepherdplayers.com or Sundays after services or through the church office 703-323-5400.