0
Votes

Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & 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. 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.

Flora Fauna Presents Animal Feeding. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. For ages 2-5. $2 per child. Register at 703-451-9588.

<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.

Flora Fauna Presents Stinky Things. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. From stinkbugs to skunks, understand nature’s defenses. $2 per child. Register at 703-451-9588.

<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.

Inez on a Horse: Commoration of a Suffragist Leader. 3:30 p.m. at The Workhouse Quad, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The Workhouse Museum and the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Committee will celebrate the many appearances of Inez Milholland Boissevain on horseback in parades supporting the women's suffragist movement to gain voting rights. 703-584-2900.

U.S. Marine Corps Wind Ensemble. 4:30 p.m. In the Performance Tent, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900.

<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>Flora Fauna Presents Creek Critters. 10 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Netting for stream fish. Dress for wading. Ages 2-5. $4 per child. Register at 703-451-9588.

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.

Cinema Under the Stars: “Princess and the Frog.” Doors open 6:30 p.m. In the Performance Tent, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $20 per car. Music, games, trivia contests and more. Snacks, drinks and pizza available for purchase at 7:30 p.m. 703-584-2900.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 28

</b>Habitat Restoration Project. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Help remove non-native invasive species in the Pohick Stream Valley. Participants age 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. Free. 703-324-8681.

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

Cinema Under the Stars: “Jaws.” Doors open 6:30 p.m. In the Performance Tent, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $20 per car. Music, games, trivia contests and more. Snacks, drinks and pizza available for purchase at 7:30 p.m. 703-584-2900.

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

<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>Workhouse Arts Center Centenial Celebration. 1-8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Artist demonstrations on the Quad, a Kid Zone Open House and the opportunity to visit with more than 100 studio artists as they work in their studios and the Classical WETA Players and musician Chuck Brown. Free admission, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit to the Lorton Arts Foundation, Inc. 703-584-2900.

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