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Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Friday/July 9

</b>Pietasters. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. Ska music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/July 10

</b>Naturalist-Guided Kayak Trips. 9 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. For age 16 and older. All equipment and instruction provided. $30. Register at www.meetup.com/Northern-Virginia-Conservation-Trust.

Workhouse Ice Cream Social. 1-4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Enjoy ice cream while listening to classic rock band Crosscut. Al fresco artist demos on the Quad. $15. www.workhousearts.org.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

B-Sides Music Presents: Local Motive Tour. Critical Propeller, The Philistines, Pay the Tab, All in Karma, Electric Meadows. All Ages. $10 in Advance, $12 Day of Show. Doors open 4 p.m. Show at 4:15 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/July 11

</b>Gunston Conversations. 2-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Converse with 18th-century costumed characters. Discuss politics, fashionable dress, or the doings of the neighborhood with Founder George Mason's family and friends. $9, $8 seniors, $5 ages 6-18, under 6 free. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Gorilla Music Presents: Mystify, The Decade Sleeps, Julie Hall, The More You Know, Knife at a Gunfight, Satellites on Parade, Crucial Pain, Forever is Forever, Legacy, Turn Around, Chute. All Ages. $8 in Advance, $10 Day of Show. Doors open 4 p.m. Show at 4:15 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Fest-Ability Picnic to Celebrate All Abilities. 1-4 p.m. at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria. Sponsored by the Virginia Ability Alliance. Fun, activities, information, and resources for northern Virginians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Free. www.TheArcofNoVa.org.

<b>Monday/July 12

</b>Friends of the Library Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Join our Friends group for their monthly meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/July 13

</b>Sound Waves. 2:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Share the nautical, nonsense of Charlie Williams, the Noiseguy, as sound effects bring splashy stories to life. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

Groovy Reading. 2:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Sing and dance with Groovy Nate and his puppets. All ages. 703-339-7385.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" by Jacqueline Kelly. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Wednesday/July 14

</b>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Brass Quintet. 7 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Indie Americana music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, Swashbuckle, Cab Ride Home. All Ages. $22 in Advance, $25 Day of Show, $50 VIP. Doors open 6 p.m. Show at 6:15 p.m. All VIP ticket holders will be admitted to the venue one hour before door time and will get a poster from the venue signed commemorating the event. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Rocknoceros. 2:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie for a rockin’ good time. All ages. 703-249-1520.

Sound Waves. 10:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Share the nautical, nonsense of Charlie Williams, the Noiseguy, as sound effects bring splashy stories to life. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

<b>Thursday/July 15

</b>Hot Topic Presents: The Sacred Ceremony Tour. Black Veil Brides, Vampires Everywhere!, Modern Day Escape, Get Scared. All Ages. $12 in Advance, $14 Day of Show. Doors open 5 p.m. Show at 5:15 p.m. Locals Needed, contact thompson@outerlooppresents.com to play. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Title: Kindred by Octavia Butler. 703-971-0010.

Lorton Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. "Hannah's Dream" by Diane Hammond. 703-339-7385.

<b>Friday/July 16

</b>Sun of a Beach. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Reggae pop rock. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

Gorilla Music Presents: Histrionic Witch, Silence the Blind, Deranged Theory, Engulfed in Flames, Resurgency, Manticore, Burnside Landing, Gomorrah, The 6th Degree and more. All Ages. $10 in Advance, $12 Day of Show. Doors open 6 p.m. Show at 6:15 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/July 17

</b>Dead Men’s Hollow. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Bluegrass, country, blues and gospel. $10. www.workhousearts.org.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Apex Booking Presents: In Alcatraz 1962, I Saw A Ghost, Lakeview. All Ages. $10 in Advance, $12 Day of Show. Doors open 2 p.m. Show at 2:20 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association at the Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Admission $5-$12. 703-860-4941.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Information Session. 11 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn about advocating for abused or neglected children. 703-273-3526, ext. 22 or ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/July 18

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Monday/July 19

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

Rainforest Alive. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Discover the world of tropical rainforests and meet unique creatures that call the jungle their home. Presented by Reptiles Alive. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/July 20

</b>Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Netherland by Joseph O'Neill. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. "The Pale Blue Eye" by Louis Bayard. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Wednesday/July 21

</b>King Teddy. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park: 6601 Telegraph Rd, Franconia. Swing. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

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

Stage Combat. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice the art of stage combat in this workshop presented by The Sterling Swordplayers. Age 12-18. 703-978-5600.

<b>Friday/July 23

</b>The NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park: 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Summer pops. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Janine Wilson Band. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park: 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. Roots rock. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

Clifton Film Festival. 8 p.m. in the Clifton Town Park, Clifton. Mail submissions to P.O. Box 77 Clifton, Va. 20124 on a DVD. www.cliftonfilmfest.com or dani@cliftonfilmfest.com.

<b>Saturday/July 24

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/July 25

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Tuesday/July 27

</b> Outerloop Presents: The Buff Chick Tour 2010. Our Last Night, The Bled, I Am Abomination, Veara. All Ages. $12 in Advance, $14 Day of Show. Doors open 2 p.m. Show at 2:15 p.m. Locals Needed, contact andy@outerlooppresents.com to play. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/July 28

</b>David Bach Consort. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Jazz. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Rainforests Alive. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Discover the world of tropical rainforests and meet unique creatures that call the jungle their home. Presented by Reptiles Alive. 703-978-5600.

<b>Thursday/July 29

</b>Toxin, Seelow Heights. All Ages. $10 in Advance, $12 Day of Show. Doors open 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Brain Benders. 2:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. See everyday objects through scientific eyes. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

<b>Friday/July 30

</b>The United States Army Band Blues Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park: 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

The Reunion Music Society Jazz Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. Jazz vocals and instrumentals. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

The Battle of the Axes, Michael Schenker and George Lynch. Michael Schenker Group, Lynch Mob, Baby Jayne, 15 Minutes, Kat Atomic. 21 and Up. $27 in Advance, $30 Day of Show. Doors open 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/July 31

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Living Colour on at 11:30, One Slack Mind. 21 and Up $25 in Advance, $28 Day of Show. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 1

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 4

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b>Friday/Aug. 6

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 7

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 8

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 11

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.