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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

<lst>To have community events listed, send to south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 18

</b>Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Make New Friends. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about friendship. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

David Choi. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Antique Arts Association. 10:15 a.m. at City of Fairfax Senior Center (Green Acres Center), 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Speaker Ivan Dietrich will speak about life in Hershey, Pa. Free; annual membership fee required to attend subsequent meetings. $15 single; $25 couple. 703-359-2487.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $6, students and seniors $3. Tickets to performances cancelled due to snow will be honored. 703-993-8888 or 703-993-1120.

<b>Friday/Feb. 19

</b>Flying Cows of Ventry, 7-9:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Bigger Lights, Sing Me Insomnia and Action Item. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The D.R.A.M.A Kings and The Blackjacks. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $6, students and seniors $3. Tickets to performances cancelled due to snow will be honored. 703-993-8888 or 703-993-1120.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 20

</b>The City of Fairfax Band: American Treasures. 8 p.m. at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Gould, Persichetti, Hanson, Sousa, Rodgers and Gershwin and more. $13 adults, $7 seniors, age18 and under free. www.fairfaxband.org or 703-757-0220.

Flying Cows of Ventry, 7 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600..

Simply Sinatra, with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and Vocalist Steve Lippia. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $21-$42. Charge at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10-11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer, navigate the Internet, and work with common software applications. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Minh ‘Dreamgirl’s Heart’ Release. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Rocknoceros Family Happy Hour. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Middle East MicFest Tour 2010. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $6, students and seniors $3. Tickets to performances cancelled due to snow will be honored. 703-993-8888 or 703-993-1120.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 21

</b>NAACP Fairfax County Youth Council Meeting. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. restonbell7@gmail.com.

“Unchained Memories.” 2 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A movie and discussion on slave narratives. With historian Felicia A. Bell, Ph.D, Director of Education and Outreach for the U. S. Capitol Historical Society. Age 12 and up. Free, register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-293-6227.

Felicia A. Bell Unchained Memories. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A movie and discussion program on slave narratives with historian Felicia A. Bell Ph.D., director of education and outreach for the U. S. Capitol Historical Society and author of “The Negroes Alone Work.” 703-293-6227.

The Northern Virginia NTRAK Model Train Club. 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. N Scale Model Trains will be running in both the station and the caboose. $2 for adults, $1 ages 4-10. 703-425-9225.

Alternative Takes: An Acoustic Evening with The Verve Pipe. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17 advance, $20 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Burke-Fairfax, Virginia Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., Black History Forum 2010. 3 p.m. at the Flint Hill School, Olson Theatre, 10400 Academic Drive, Oakton. Black history trivia competition and celebration of African-American history with contestants from area high schools. Speaker, Dr. Greg E. Carr, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. Free. Register at Black.History.Forum@gmail.com.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 2 p.m. at George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $6, students and seniors $3. Tickets to performances cancelled due to snow will be honored. 703-993-8888 or 703-993-1120.

<b>Monday/Feb. 22

</b>Jessie & James. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. See a pack of mutts present a comic dog show with juggling, rope walking and crowd play. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Bushwalla. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Monday Bird Walk. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Eakin Community Park. Discover resident birds of the Accotink Stream Valley. Boardwalk is for all ages. Meet at the Prosperity Avenue parking lot. Activity is free. 703-941-1065.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 23

</b>Inova Blood Drive. 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Find out what's hot and what's not. Age 12-16. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 24

</b>Picnic Time. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring a bagged lunch for stories, fingerplays and songs to break the winter blahs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Steve Moakler (full band), Ben Rector and Andrew Ripp. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 25

</b>Trevor Hall (full band) and Jer Coons. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Lavay Smith. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $60-$177. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/Feb. 26

</b>The Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Brendan's Voyage, 7 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Friends of the Burke Centre Library Big Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle II Finals. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 27

</b>Brendan's Voyage, 7-9:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Civil War Author Book Mart. 12-4 p.m. at The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Local and regional Civil War authors and film directors will discuss, sell, and sign their fiction and non-fiction books and film productions. Sales include a 20 percent donation to the preservation of Historic Blenheim. Cash or checks only. Light refreshments served. 703-591-0560.

Inova Blood Drive. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Polar Bear Club Polar Bear Reading Club Party. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Celebrate the end of the Polar Bear Reading Club with cake, juice and fun. All Ages. 703-644-7333.

Friends of the Burke Centre Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10-11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer, navigate the Internet, and work with common software applications. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Masters of the Fiddle. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $22-$44. Youth through grade 12, half price. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 28

</b>The Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni. 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Disney Live Rockin' Road Show. 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $22-$55. Tickets available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Beth Rinaldo, Scott Holland & Friends CD Release and The Honey Dewdrops. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/March 1

</b>British alternative rock band Muse with Silversun Pickups. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $55, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. www.muse.mu or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Thursday/March 4

</b>The Guggenheim Grotto and Tiger Cooke. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Burke Youth Hula Hoops & Halos Family Musical. 7 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Free, reservations required by e-mail to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

<b>Friday/March 5

</b>Chase Coy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

That 1 Guy ‘Packs a Wallop’ Tour. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Burke Youth Hula Hoops & Halos Family Musical. 8 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Free, reservations required by e-mail to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted. A complete meat loaf dinner will be served between 6:15 -7:15 p.m. Dinner ticket prices are $12 per adult and $6 for children ages 2-12. Children under 2 are free.