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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & 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/Jan. 13

</b>Nonfiction Book Discussion Group. 6-7:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. Adults. 703-249-1520.

One-on-One Genealogical Research Assistance. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get started on genealogical research with the assistance of our experienced volunteers. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults (KNCAA.) 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection Christmas Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. $17, includes luncheon and free childcare. Reserve at 703-569-4670 or 703-590-6562 or SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 15

</b>U.S. Navy Band's 33rd International Saxophone Symposium. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With clinics, recitals and vendor displays, 3-7 p.m. 202-433-2525 or www.navyband.navy.mil/saxophonesymposium.

Pentagram, The Gates of Slumber, Earthride, Lord, Ol' Scratch, Croatoan. All ages $20 advance, $23 door. Doors open at 6 p.m, show at 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 16

</b>U.S. Navy Band's 33rd International Saxophone Symposium. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With clinics, recitals and vendor displays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 202-433-2525 or www.navyband.navy.mil/saxophonesymposium.

So You Think You Can Dance Fairfax County Competition for Teens Audition Rounds. 3 -5 p.m. All contestants will need to fill out a Team Registration Entry Form prior to the audition, at any teen center or at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec; go to Teen Services. Audition locations are: James Lee Teen Center, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church; Mott Teen Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Fairfax; Reston Teen Center, 12196 Sunset Hills Drive, Reston and Hideaway Teen Center, South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heroes.’ 8 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Gallery After Hours: Los Gatos. 7 p.m., at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Cash bar and light fare will be available, wear your dancing shoes. Tickets $15-$25. For more information visit www.losgatos.cc.

Korpiklaani, Tyr, Swashbuckle, White Wizard, Radamanthys, TBA, Silvanus. All ages $20 advance, $25 door. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 17

</b>Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heroes.’ 2 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

<b>Monday/Jan. 18

</b>Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Volunteer for multiple nonprofit agencies at one central location. Service projects will benefit populations served by FACETS, Fairfax 4-H, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and the Orphan Foundation of America. Pre-register at www.volunteerfairfax.org. 703-246-3826 or swatson@volunteerfairfax.org.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 19

</b>Early Readers Book Group. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. A book group for 6 to 8-year-olds and their parents. 703-249-1520.

Snowy Tales. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Winter stories. Age 13 to 23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 20

</b>Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on in the company of other needlecrafters. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Mother Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. A book club for girls 9-11 and an adult. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “Housekeeping” by Marilynne Robinson. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 21

</b>Windy Weather Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Story time about winter weather. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Snowy Day. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

“Guys and Dolls.” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $12. ppir930702@aol.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 22

</b>Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heros.’ 8 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

“Guys and Dolls.” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $12. ppir930702@aol.com.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” 7 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Information and tickets are available online at www.RobinsonDrama.org. Tickets are $7 online or at the door, or $5 in advance by mail. Robinson Secondary School is located at 5035 Sideburn Road in Fairfax.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 23

</b>So You Think You Can Dance Fairfax County Final Competition. 4-7 p.m. at the Annandale High School in the Gymnasium, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. $3 per person. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services’ Teen Services Division. 703-324-TEEN (8336), TTY 711.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heros.’ 8 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Children’s illustrator and political cartoonist Chip Bok. 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Bok will discuss his new children’s book, The Great White House Breakout, coauthored with Helen Thomas. Books available for sale and signing. Free, registration required at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-339-4610.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

Outerloop Presents: Down N Dirty Fest, The Audition, The Dangerous Summer, Sparks the Rescue, The Right Coast, The Getaways, Brightview, Rescue the Hero, The Kindness of Strangers, Spark to Inferno, We Have the Summer, New Castle (formerly Baigis), Count Your Blessings, What a Night, Counting Out Loud, Another Treehouse Acquaintance, Satellites On Parade, Crash Boom Bang. All ages. $13 advance, $15 door. Doors open at 1 p.m., show at 1:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

“Guys and Dolls.” 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $12. ppir930702@aol.com.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Information and tickets are available online at www.RobinsonDrama.org. Tickets are $7 online or at the door, or $5 in advance by mail. Robinson Secondary School is located at 5035 Sideburn Road in Fairfax.

<b>Sunday/Jan 24

</b>The Band of the Irish Guards and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The U. S. debut of the Band of the Irish Guards, with marches, sailor ballads and Celtic folk songs. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier. $24-$48. Youth through grade12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heros.’ 2 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Outerloop Presents: Bitter Pill, TBA. All ages. $10 advance, $12 door. Doors open at 5 p.m., show at 5:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Monday/Jan. 25

</b>Game Night. 6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Nintendo Wii and board games. Ages 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Read to the Dog. 3:30-4:40 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

Devildriver, Suffocation, Goatwhore, Thy Will Be Done, Monolith. First 100 tickets purchased get early entry and a meet and greet. All ages. $20 advance, $23 door. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 26

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

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Evening stories and activities. Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. Age 1 to 5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Design Your Universe North American Tour. Epica, Threat Signal, Blackguard, Todesbonden, Fallen Martyr, Cypher Lock. All ages. $20 advance, $23 door, $50 VIP. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 27

</b>Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Bring lunch, join the discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Friday/Jan. 29

</b>Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

Outerloop Presents: Love Hate Hero, Four Letter Lie, Of Machines, Sleeping with Sirens. All ages. $10 advance, $12 door. Doors open at 5 p.m., show at 5:15 p.m. TBA, Simply Chaos. 21 and Up $10 advance, $12 door. Doors open at 10:15 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.