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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>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.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 30

</b>VITA. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Tax assistance. Adults. 703-339-4610.

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.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 31

</b>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.

Paul Di'Anno, Icarus Witch, TBA, Baby Jayne. 21 and Up. $18 advance, $20 door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 2

</b>Teen Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Food, fun and reading. Age 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 6:45 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Adults. 703-339-4610.

It's Groundhog Day! 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. A fun groundhog-themed story time with shadows, silliness and songs. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 3

</b>Blue Sky Puppet Theater and Open House. 10:15-11:30 a.m. at St. Christopher's Preschool, 6320 Hanover Ave., Springfield. Preschoolers free. Reservations required at 703-451-1845 or preschool@saintchristophers.net.

Open Irish Song Session. 8:30-11:30 p.m., at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. This song session is open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. Songbooks provided, but singers may bring their own songs as well. All kinds of Irish/Scottish songs are welcome, be they ballads, rebel songs and drinking songs. To learn more, contact Wayne Jordan at wvjordan@aol.com. Hard Times: 703-913-5600.

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. 703-249-1520.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 4

</b>Blue Sky Puppet Theater and Open House. 10:15-11:30 a.m. at St. Christopher's Preschool, 6320 Hanover Ave., Springfield. Preschoolers free. Reservations required at 703-451-1845 or preschool@saintchristophers.net.

Owl Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories about owls. Age 13-23 Months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 12:15 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Reading and Rocking Preschool Class. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Early literacy storytime. Ages 2-4 with an adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Friday/Feb. 5

</b>Fairfax Symphony Valentine Pops Gala: Amore! An Evening of Italian Love Songs. At the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. 6:30 p.m. silent auction and cocktail reception, 8 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. FSO in concert with tenor Robert Petillo and soprano Jeanine Thames. $300 per person or $3,000 per table, available by credit card at 703-563-1990, or by check to Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, 3905 Railroad Ave., Suite 202N, Fairfax, VA 22030. www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Jewish Scout Shabbat. Congregation Adat Reyim invites all Jewish Scouts, Scouters and their families to the annual Scout Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Those wishing to present a Jewish Religious Emblem Award to a Scout or to participate in services may contact CAR at 703-569-7577. Congregation Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court in Springfield. Scouts are asked to wear their uniform.

Cardinal Forest PTA Third Annual Fun Fair and Silent Auction. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cardinal Forest Elementary School, 8600 Forrester Blvd., Springfield. Moon bounce, cake walk, food and more. Tickets for games are 50 cents each, available at the door. 703-569-7518.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and hear stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 6

</b>Jeri Sager. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. West Springfield High School alumnus and Broadway star Sager debuts at the Barns of Wolf Trap with her solo cabaret show, “Broadway by Jeri.” Accompanied by a four-piece band, Sager will re-create her roles in “Cats,” “Les Misérables” and “Evita.” $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

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.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Birds in Your Backyard Science Class. 2 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Assist the researchers at Cornell University in monitoring bird populations. 703-339-7385.

<b>Monday/Feb. 8

</b>Little Valentines. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and fun for Valentine's Day. Age 24 months to 5 years with adult. 703-339-4610.

Early Reader Book Discussion. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Titles: “Library Lil” by Suzanne Williams and “Paul Bunyan” by Steven Kellogg. Ages 6-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 9

</b>Outerloop Presents: For the Fallen Dreams, The Ghost Inside, Your Demise, Suffokate, An Obscure Signal, This Time Never, Calvin Broadus, 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.

Fun With Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 10

</b>Open Irish Song Session. 8:30-11:30 p.m., at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. This song session is open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. Songbooks provided, but singers may bring their own songs as well. All kinds of Irish/Scottish songs are welcome. wvjordan@aol.com or 703-913-5600.

Friends of Fairfax Station Quarterly Forum. 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Local author Charles Mauro will discuss his book about a friendship between Confederate Brig. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Laura Ratcliffe of Centreville. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free admission, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

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

One-on-One Genealogical Research Assistance. 6-7:30 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. “Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults. Adults. 703-339-4610. 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 11

</b>MOMS Club of Springfield: Pamper Yourself. 7:30 p.m. at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. An evening of pampering, shopping and food. Proceeds benefit the children of Fairfax Hospital. $5. momsclubofspringfield@hotmail.com.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 13

</b>Second Saturday Art Walk. The Workhouse Studio Artists will keep their doors open after hours, from 6-9 p.m., 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP) will host a reception in conjunction with the Art Walks in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. to bring together artists, interior design professionals and the public to highlight the creative incorporation of original art into interior design settings. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 11

</b>Afternoon Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Reading and Rocking Preschool Class. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Early literacy storytime. Ages 2-4 with an adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 13

</b>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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Hug-A-Bug. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Storyeller/puppeter Lynn Rhuehlman, with interactive stories for the whole family. 703-971-0010.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 14.

</b>Those Whom The Gods Detest North American Tour. Nile, Immolation, Krisiun, Abigail Williams, Dreaming Dead, Krass Judgement. All ages. $23 advance, $25 door. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

The Acting Company in “Romeo and Juliet.” 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $18-$36. Charge at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.