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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Indie-folk rocker Luke Brindley with The Alternate Routes. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $16. www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

A Night to SHINE: Supporting & Helping Inova Needs Everyone. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Shop and support Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. 703-266-2299.

Folk singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $20. www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Foundation 12th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Silent Auction. 1:30 p.m. at the Waterford, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. www.mlkculturalfoundation.org.

Earth Day/Arbor Day All Weekend at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or 703-324-5052, TTY 711. Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Games, exhibits and several hands-on workshops and activities. Free. Document Shredding 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Residents may shred up to five medium-sized boxes of personal documents per household at no charge. Remove all paper from binders and binder clips. Film or computer disks will not be accepted: paper documents only.

Folk duo Buskin & Batteau. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Electric Sunday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Residents may recycle old televisions, computers and peripheral electronics such as speakers, printers, scanners and more, as well as unbroken fluorescent tubes and light bulbs. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling or 703-324-5052, TTY 711.

<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.

<b>Saturday/May 1

</b>Fairfax Civil War Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Historic Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway. Re-enactors and period-era activities, blacksmithing and talks on Civil War medicine, women’s fashions, African-American participation and flag design. $5 adults, $3 age 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of the Blenheim Estate. Free parking and shuttle service are provided at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run. This event is produced by the City of Fairfax, Historic Fairfax City Inc. and the 17th Virginia Infantry, Company D “Fairfax Rifles.” 703-591-0560 or www.fairfaxva.gov.

Cello Master Class. 10 a.m. at Fairfax Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. The Virginia String Teachers Association, the Fairfax Symphony, Fairfax County Public Schools and The City of Fairfax jointly present a masterclass with cellist and master teacher Julie Albers. $10, VASTA members $5. www.vastaweb.org or 703-772-5212.

Cellist Julie Albers in Concert with the Fairfax Symphony. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-563-1990 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III.

Robinson Secondary School Crew Club Plant Sale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Burke Nursery and Garden Center, 9401 Burke Road, Burke. All Crew Club boats, coaches and fees are paid solely through fundraising. Burke Nursery donates a percentage of total sales when purchased at the Crew Club Booth with at least one Certificate. Pre-purchase $10 certificates at cv622@aol.com or lewisfamily6@verizon.net. www.robinsoncrew.com or and www.burkenursery.com.

Graham Parker and The Figgs. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20 advance, $25 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Irresponsible CD Release, Kid Architect and Sounds of Gray. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., West Coast Swing lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. NVCWDA members $10, non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5, PSDC members $10. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

“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/May 2

</b>Israel Street Festival. 1–5 p.m. at Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Recording artist Rami Kleinstein, Israeli dance performance group Hora DC, children’s singer and performer Sally Heckelman, JCCNV Dance Company, Gesher Children’s Choir and more. Free Admission and parking. www.jccnv.org.

The Friday Night Boys, Amely and Burn the Ballroom. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 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.