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Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton & 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/Aug. 12

</b>Flora Fauna Presents Fish. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. For ages 2-5. $2 per child. Reserve at 703-451-9588.

Groovy Reading. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Sing and dance with Groovy Nate and his puppets. All ages. Register at 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Aug. 13

</b>Flora Fauna Presents Animal Folklore. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Animal stories for ages 2-5. $2 per child. Reserve at 703-451-9588.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 14

</b>Park Manager Walk and Talk. 5 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Find out about the wetland restoration project and the park’s wildlife. 703-768-2525.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 15

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Powerglove, GI9, Pangaea, Signal’s End, TBA. $12/advance, $15/day of show. Doors open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

The OK Corral. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. A Springfield band performing rock music. www.theokcorralmusic.com or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Aug. 16

</b>Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring a lunch and join us for stories. Age birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Read to the Dog. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Come read to a Reading Therapy Dog. Register for one 15 minute slot. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 17

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 18

</b>Invasive Management Workshop. 2:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Help with habitat restoration. Participants must be at least 12 years old unless accompanied by an adult. 703-324 8681.

Flora Fauna Presents Snails and Slugs. 10 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield$2 per child ages 2-5 years old.703-451-9588.

Young Explorers: Nature’s Treasures. 10 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Children ages 6-9 can discover how plants and animals live in the park. $4 per child. 703-768-2525.

Junior Golf Tournament. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Burke Lake Golf Course, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Age division for under 10 years, ages 11-13 and 14-17. Closest to the pin contests, prizes for each division and more. Lunch included. $20 junionr program members, $25 non-members. Register at 703-323-1641.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on in the company of your fellow needlecrafters. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 19

</b>Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Title: "A Summons to Memphis" by Peter Taylor. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Lorton Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama. Adults. 703-339-7385.

The Magic of Reading. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Magic, comedy and fun with Jay Mattioli. Age 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Springfield Writers' Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Friday/Aug. 20

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

Jaxx 16th Anniversary. Funny Money, Roadducks, Mis-Fit, Tilt, TBA. 21+. $5. 8 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 21

</b>Dreams for Kids Adaptive Waterskiing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Giving children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in water skiing, tubing, canoeing, and more. www.dreamsforkids.org/dc or 703-475-9322.

Evening Wagon Rides. 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Spot bats and owls. Snacks at the Observation Platform. Minimum age 6 years. $6. 703-768-2525.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Vanilla Ice, 94’ Mentality, Johnny 3 Legs, Vane and Roz Mula, Sensylla, TBA. $22/advance, $25 day of show. 8 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 22

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Gorilla Music Presents: Battle of the Bands. Zenbot, Bourne of Ash, Ketura, Product of a Nation, Center Hill, Steve Tibbets, Engulfed in Flames, Southlawn. $10/advance, $12 day of show. 4:15 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Monday/Aug. 23

</b>Read to the Dog. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Come read to a Reading Therapy Dog. Register for one 15 minute slot. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 24

</b>Writers Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Review peers' works and receive in-depth feedback on your work. Submit up to 25 double-spaced pages to kingstownelibrarywriters@yahoo.com by 9/15. Adults. 703-339-4610.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-451-8055.

Outerloop presents: A New Day Tour. Karnivool, Tides of Man, Nerojoc, This Time It’s War, Elisium, When Day Breaks, Below the Sixth. $10/advance, $12/day of show. 5:15 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 25

</b>Invasive Management Workshop. 2:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Help with habitat restoration. Participants must be at least 12 years old unless accompanied by an adult. 703-324 8681.

Flora Fauna Presents Snails and Slugs. 10 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $2 per child ages 2-5 years old.703-451-9588.

Young Explorers: Nature’s Treasures. 10 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria.Children ages 6-9 can discover how plants and animals live in the park. $4 per child. 703-768-2525.

Suicide Bereavement Workshop. 7 p.m. at Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Registration required at 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy a lively discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 26

</b>Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Aug. 27

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

Hate Eternal, Cannabis Corpse, Order of Ennead, Dead End Kids, Shotgun Surgery, Orgy of the Damned. $13/advance, $15/day of show. 7:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 28

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Bitter, Simply Chaos, Kneel to Zod. $10 advance/$12 day of show. 9:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 29

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Monday/Aug. 30

</b>Read to the Dog. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Come read to a Reading Therapy Dog. Register for one 15 minute slot. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 31

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 1

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b>Friday/Sept. 3

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 4

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 5

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Monday/Sept. 6

</b>Labor Day Picnic. St. Mary's Historic Church at the intersection of route 123 and Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Mass at 10:30 a.m. with blessing of tools, backpacks, lap tops and more. Picnic 12-5 p.m. Chicken dinners $8. Food, ice cream, games, rides, crafts raffle, bingo and more. Free admission. 703-978-4141.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 7

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b>Friday/Sept. 10

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 11

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 12

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 15

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b>Friday/Sept.17

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 18

</b>Canoe the Marsh With a Naturalist. 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. Age 16 and up. $25 per person. Reserve at 703-528-5406.