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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Dec. 9

</b>Alex Dezen and Courtney Kaiser. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Tales for Twos: Wooden Soldiers. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about toys. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Dec. 10

</b>Waverly Consort’s “A Christmas Story.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. In the spirit of the medieval church dramas and mystery plays, eight singers and five instrumentalists play reproductions of medieval instruments. $21-$42, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Voce Chamber Singers: Home for Christmas. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. Christmas carols, classical and contemporary holiday music. $23 adults, $18 seniors, $8 for age 24 and under. Tickets at the door an additional $2. Purchase at www.voce.org/tickets or 703-277-7772.

Bonita Lestina Concert Series. 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.The Colombia Flute Choir “Celebrating the Season.” www.visitfairfax.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 11

</b>Synergy Brass Quintet: "Christmas in Brass." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Brass arrangements of Bach's choral works, Handel's triumphant "Messiah" and a selection of classic Christmas carols. $22-$44, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Lopez Studios, Inc. Annual Christmas Concert. 2:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21. bonnielhobbs@gmail.com.

Fairfax County TalkStories. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Fairfax. Sam and Shirley DiBartolo and Larry and Mary Mark on heritage from Italy and Denmark and the history of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.. With the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls. corazonfoley@yahoo.com.

Wheels to Africa Bicycle Collection. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pizza Hut at the corner of Route 236 and Prosperity Drive, Fairfax. Wheels to Africa is a nonprofit that collects bicycles for Africa and needy American communities. $10 donation requested with each bicycle to help cover shipping costs. www.wheels-to-africa.org.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 12

</b>Xyra and Mystic Angels. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

Holiday and Popular Tunes Concert. 2 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday and popular tunes played by Fairfax County Elementary School strings students directed by Maggie Lubinski. This performance is an outreach program for Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center’s temporary exhibition, “City of Fairfax: Celebrating the Arts,” installed through Dec. 30 at Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St. Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

The Holidays at Mason: Believe in Miracles. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Mason Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale and University Singers perform selections composed by Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard and John Rutter. Audience-sing-along. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Limited number of free tickets for students with a valid Mason ID. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

"A Lamb's Tale." 11 a.m. Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. A children's Christmas musical, presented by the Kids Church Ministry. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion Auxiliary Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Gifts, jewelry, crafts, wickless candles, bags, baked goods, home decor and more. 703-273-2250.

National Men’s Chorus: Music at Christmastide. 4 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Featuring vocalist Debi Smith and pianist Thomas Pandolfi, conducted by Thomas Beveridge. $15 adults, students and children free. 202-244-7191 or www.nationalmenschorus.org.

<b>Monday/Dec. 13

</b>Bert Jansch and Pegi Young. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Book Buddies. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Beginners practice reading skills with a young adult volunteer. Age 5-9 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Holiday Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Seasonal stories and fun from various traditions. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 14

</b>Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls Christmas Party & Open House. 12-2 p.m. Woods Community Center, 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke. corazonfoley@yahoo.com.

Lake Braddock Secondary School Winter Concert. 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Music by American composers, directed by Megan Cartwright and Elizabeth Reed. $5. spehrsson@cox.net.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Topic to be announced. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Archie and Amelie by Donna Lucey. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Paws to Read. 4 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice reading with Ralph, a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-10 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Islam: A Short History” by Karen Armstrong. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group for boys. “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. All girls book discussion group. “Cinderellis and the Glass Hill” by Gail Carson Levine. Age 9-12 with adult female. 703-978-5600.

Book Club Kids. 10:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. A book club for 3-5 year olds. Activities and fun centered around the book “A Grand Old Tree” by Mary Newell DePalma. Children should be familiar with this story before coming. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Cakes and Ale” by Somerset Maugham. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Book discussion group for girls and their moms. “The Best Christmas Ever” by Barbara Robinson. Age 9-11. 703-249-1520.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 15

</b>Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social, Marah “It Came Upon a Midnight Beer” Rock & Roll Christmas Show, Richard Bacchus and more. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 7:30 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Tales of Winter. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Things That Go! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and rhymes about trains, planes, and cars. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

P.A.L. Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading skills with a trained therapy dog. First come/ first serve. No registration. Sign up at the door after 4 p.m. First session at 4:30 P.M., last session at 5:15 P.M. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-249-1520.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 16

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Decenbersongs with Dan Navarro, Amy Speace, Sally Barris and Jon Vezner. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 7:30 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Hedgie Visits. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring a camera for photos, stories and activities with Jan Brett's character Hedgie the Hedgehog. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Dec. 17

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

A Celtic Christmas with Síor-Óg and Friends. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Christmas music, songs, poems, stories and dance. joannaormesher@mac.com.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

2010 Graduating Artist Showcase. 6-9 p.m. George Mason University Art and Design Building, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Fall 2010 Senior Exhibition Reception. Exhibits of over 60 graduating artists including paintings, sculpture, animation, graphic design, drawing and more. Live music and refreshments available. Free admission. 703-993-8898 or hmillera@gmu.edu.

Holiday Celebration Art Show. 6 p.m. the SPACE Performing Arts Center, Old Town Plaza, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. www.visitfairfax.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 18

</b>Community Christmas Contata. 6:30 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Fourth Annual Rocknoceros Holiday Singalong with The Barbershop Quartet. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Vienna Boys Choir. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Christmas in Fairfax. 7 p.m. Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The City of Fairfax Band with the Fairfax Choral Society in a selection of seasonal favorites. John Lyon retells the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the children. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the food drive to benefit Food for Others. Free. www.fairfaxband.org or 703-757-0220.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. At the Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m., including two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. Couples and singles welcome. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

The Meltdown Dance Party with DJ Lova, DJ Nick@Nite and Beetkeepers. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 19

</b>Community Christmas Contata. 11 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Vienna Boys Choir. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

My Favorite Highway’s Finale. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.