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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

John McCutcheon. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk music singer and multi-instrumentalist. $20. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or wolftrap.org.

<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.

Bonnie Rideout with John Purser. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Scottish Music, Words, and Images. $22. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or wolftrap.org.

Spring Back To Health. 2-4 p.m. at the UPS Store, Pan-Am Shopping Center, 3057 Nutley St., Fairfax. Free stress screenings, free shredding, food and more. All proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. www.theupsstorelocal/4985.

<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.

Girl Scout Troop 297 Haitian Relief Yard/Bake Sale. 9-12 at St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. All proceeds and donations will be given to Catholic Relief Services to help the victims of Haiti's earthquake. ernst924@cox.net.

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.

Science You Can Sing To. 10:30 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The Swamp Stomp Boogie, music for children. $10, age one or under free. jamminjava.com. www.EverWonderRecords.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

Read to the Dog. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Barns at Wolftrap 23rd Annual Evening of Comedy. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With Bill McCarty, Carole Montgomery, and Al Romero. $24. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or wolftrap.org.

<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.

Main Street Community Band Civil War Concert. 4 p.m. at The SPACE at Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Best-known tunes of the Civil War era. Free. www.fairfaxband.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Monday/May 3

</b>Sleeperstar, Chris Ayer and Dan Mills. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/May 4

</b>The Tone Rangers and Cartoon Johnny. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

Teen Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Food, fun and reading. Age 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Tales for Two's: Hop! 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about frogs. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 5

</b>Dave Barnes CD Release and Steve Moakler. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. jamminjava.com.

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.

<b>Thursday/May 6

</b>Zoo Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories about animals. Ages 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Great books at great prices. 703-978-5600.

<b>Friday/May 7

</b>Hunks with Heart Auction for Ladies. 7 p.m. at Historic Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Wine, food, live jazz, ‘Hunk’ auction and a scavenger hunt to find ‘The Perfect Man’. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. www.rmhc.greaterdc.org or 703-698-7080.

Michelle Shocked and The Roadworks All-Stars. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20 advance, $25 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Great books at great prices. 703-978-5600.

<b>Saturday/May 8

</b>Olympia Dukakis performs a concert version ‘Rose.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Playwright Martin Sherman’s portrait of an 80-year-old Jewish woman on a park bench. Pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, on the Center’s Grand Tier III at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $22-$44, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Boys Will Be Boys, The Love Light and The Five One. 5:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Virginia Land To Sea. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A tour of Virginia through song and story with CShells music. All ages. 703-293-6227.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

How to Find a Job in Today's Troubled Economy. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Advice from an experienced HR recruiter on all aspects of finding and keeping a good job. Bring a copy of your resume. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Great books at great prices. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/May 9

</b>Fairfax Museum Mother's Day Program. 2 p.m. at 10386 Main St., Fairfax. Treat Mom to music and light refreshments on the patio of historic Ratcliffe-Allison House and a guided tour of the adjacent Kitty Pozer Garden. Free. 703-385-8414.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax A free Young Artists Musicale will be at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall lobby, with piano students grades 3-12, and winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals, performing short pieces. $19-$38. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at cfa.gmu.edu.

Aqualung and Krista Polvere. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Monday/May 10

</b>Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. jamminjava.com.

PAL Reading Visits. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Call to register. 703-249-1520.

How To Draw Great Big Faces. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Artist Paul Merklein shows how to draw big faces. Ages 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group for boys. Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Friends of the Library Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Monthly meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

The Frog Prince. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bob Brown Puppets presents the story of the prince turned into a frog. Age 3-9 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/May 11

</b>Encore Chorale Spring Concert. 12:30 at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Free event, seating is limited. Reserve at 703-667-9801.Encore Chorale Spring Concert. 12:30 at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Free event, seating is limited. Reserve at 703-667-9801.

Joey Ryan, Ian Axel and Matt Duke. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. 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. Reader's choice of the Sammy Keyes Mysteries by Wendelin Van Draanan. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Bedtime Stories: Hug a Bug. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, activities and a friendly look at insects. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 12

</b>Local author Chuck Mauro. 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Mauro will discuss "A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe", concerning an album containing signatures and poems that Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart gave to Laura in 1862. Copies will be available for purchase and autographing. Free, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

The Mick Taylor Band. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $25 advance, $30 at the door. jamminjava.com.

My Big Backyard. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

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

<b>Thursday/May 13

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

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

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

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.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/May 14

</b>Dan Navarro and Peter Bradley Adams. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/May 15

</b>Spagetti Dinner. 5-7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green Acres Center Cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Adults $8, students and seniors $7, $6 under age 10. Children under age 2 free. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Open to the public, walk-ins welcome. 703-359-2487 or jormesher@fairfaxva.gov.

City of Fairfax Antique Car Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Antique cars, live bluegrass music, food and more. See a Model-T Ford reassembled and running in 15 minutes at 1 p.m. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. www.visitfairfax.com or www.nvrg.org.

Charity Poker Run to benefit Children's Grief Camp. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. registration at Patriot Harley Davidson, 9739 Lee Hwy, Fairfax. Last player returns by 5:30 p.m. Donate $20/hand and ride your Harley or any other means of transportation through pre-determined route picking up a card at each stop. Winning hand for the day gets $300; 2nd Place $150; 3rd place $50. Raffle also available with a grand prize of a big screen TV. All proceeds go to Capital Hospice's Point of Hope Camp for grieving children, teens and adults offered at no charge to campers. Contact Julie Weatherington at 703-396-6199 or jweatherington@capitalhospice.org.

McLean High School and Longfellow Middle School Big Band Jam. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. jamminjava.com.

Sing Me Insomnia and The Goodnight Anthem. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

An Evening with Charlie Mars. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance, $18 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Dance demonstrations, line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., beginners two step at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. This is the Association’s Annual Benefit Dance for Fisher House. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Microsoft PowerPoint. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. How to put together an attractive presentation. 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. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/May 16

</b>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.

Steven Gellman CD Release. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance, $15 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Crash Test Dummies and Rob Morsberger. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17 advance, $20 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Wakefield Chorale: Music to Raise the Spirit. 7 p.m. at Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Show tunes, patriotic, classical, and spiritual numbers. 703-451-7917.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.