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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>Wednesday/Dec. 29

</b>Fun with Origami. 4 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Learn Japanese paper folding. Age 6-12. 703-339-7385.

Read Yourself Silly. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. A juggling and magic show presented by Flow Circus. Cosponsored by the Friends of Richard Byrd Library. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Shrine, Broken Buttons, The Idiomatics, Georgiamac, She Bites Dogs, Drawing Sounds, Ritual of The Boar, IQ and Shankool, LEDs and Smoke Machines. 6 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $8 advance, $10 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 31

</b>Outerloop Presents: Night of New Year's Metal. 6 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 7

</b>Apex Booking Presents: Wings of Apollo, Clocks Strikes XII and More. 5 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

U.S. Navy Concert Band. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Professional Bull Riders Tour. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $20-$65. Age 2-12 years old, excluding top price seats are $10. Available through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 8

</b>2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Meet each building's featured artist, a reception in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. and more. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Outerloop Presents: Battle For Ice Jam and More. 5:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

U.S. Navy Band Commodores. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Professional Bull Riders Tour. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $20-$65. Age 2-12 years old and excluding top price seats $10. Available through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 9

</b>U.S. Marine Band. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Friday/Jan. 14

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 15

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

Outerloop Presents: Lakeview CD Release Show and More. 5 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $25-$55, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 16

</b>Opening Reception for the 3rd Annual New Works: Faculty, Students & Staff Exhibition. 2-4 p.m. at the Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Original artwork created by The Workhouse Institute's faculty and students. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Gauge Train Display (G Gauge). 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Members will have running train displays. Adults $3, children $1. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

<b>Friday/Jan. 21

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 22

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

Perú Negro With Eva Ayllón: “Festejo”. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A group of more than 30 dancers and musicians performs the rhythms, sounds and movements propagated along Peru’s coast by African slaves, joined by singer Eva Ayllón. Tickets $23-$46, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.