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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. 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.

The City of Fairfax's Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden Bavarian Band. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. 703-324-8702.

<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.

Boy Scouts/Patriot District of the National Capital Area Council Golf Tournament. Registration begins at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m. at General’s Ridge Golf Course, 9701 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park. Hosted by scout parent Del. David Bulova (D-37). Lunch included. Proceeds support and improve local camps and provide opportunities to underprivileged youth. Individual registrations begin at $125 per player. Register with Gary Carroll at 301-633-5456.

<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.

<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>11th Annual Clifton Labor Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Clifton. Live music at The Barn, 7139 Main St. Gypsy Sons, Shirkaday, Slider and The Lost Highway Band to perform from 12-5 p.m. This is an open car and bike show. All proceeds to benefit local charities. Car Show registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration at gate $15. 703-830-2129, jcchesley@aol.com or 703-595-0395.

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>Workhouse Art Guild Exhibition and Reception. 6-9 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Meet the artists and learn more about their work. Free. Exhibition open Sept. 8-Oct. 3. 703-584-2900.

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

<b>Sunday/Sept. 12

</b>South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce 10K Race. 8 a.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Register for the 10K Race on a USATF-certified course with electronic chip timing, or a 1 Mile Fun Run for all age groups. Free and open to the public, with exhibits, music, games, a moon bounce, health screenings and nutrition counseling. The South County Secondary School Athletic Boosters Club and Parent, Teacher, Student Organization will receive all profits. southfairfaxchamber.org.

Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Congenital Heart Walk. At George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Registration at 9 a.m., Walk at 10 a.m. A joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation. www.congenitalheartwalk.org.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 15

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