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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>Friday/June 11

</b>Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Rusted Root performs at 8 p.m. General admission seating is available for all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage. Six stages will be located throughout the festival site. All shows are free with daily tickets to the event. 703-324-3247 or www.celebratefairfax.com.

Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Doug Parks and the Lonewolves. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria. A four-piece ensemble performing blues and American roots music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Torch Lighting and Welcome Reception, 7:30 p.m. Film Screening: “Keepers of the Flame,” directed by Eddie Kamae, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $5-10. The Workhouse Film Institute Cinematic Tourist Series: Destination Hawaii, a weekend-long cultural celebration of Hawaii, in honor of Kamehameha Day. From June 11-13, this three-day celebration showcases the history and traditions of the islands, featuring authentic food, music, dance, art and much more. All cinematic tourist events will be held in the Performance Tent at the Workhouse, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For more information, call 703-495-0001 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

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

<b>Saturday/June 12

</b>Pirate’s Day at Pohick Bay at Pirate's Cove Waterpark, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Pirate Camp begins at 10 a.m., the School for Scallywags at 11 a.m. and the pirate ship will anchor in Pohick Bay at 1 p.m. The pirates will battle at the marina 2-4 p.m., completing at Pirate’s Cove Waterpark. Children’s activities, living history, food, fun and more. Young scallywags can dig for buried coins at Buccaneer Beach to redeem for eye patches, plastic swords and other treasures. Pirate’s Cove Waterpark contains a pirate-themed play feature with a giant dumping barrel, two slides and water-spraying palm trees. A tot pool features a clam shell slide and spraying jets. All Pirate related events are free throughout the day. Regular admission prices to the Waterpark will apply. www.nvrpa.org.

Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. 10 a.m.-12 a.m. on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Carolina Liar performs at 3 p.m. and KC & The Sunshine Band at 8 p.m. General admission seating is available for all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage. Six stages will be located throughout the festival site. All shows are free with daily tickets to the event. 703-324-3247 or www.celebratefairfax.com.

Canoe the Marsh With a Naturalist. 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. For age 16 and older. $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 people per trip. Reserve at 703-528-5406.

Naturalist-Guided Kayak Trips. 9 a.m. at Belmont Bay at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. For age 16 and older. All equipment and instruction provided. $30. Register at www.meetup.com/Northern-Virginia-Conservation-Trust.

Yu-gi-oh Tournament. 2 p.m. at NOVA Comics, 6324 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. Age 13 and up. Presented by NOVA Comics and the DC Anime Club. www.novacomics.com or 703-912-6682.

Second Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Each Second Saturday Art Walk will feature opening receptions where guests can meet Workhouse studio artists. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

Meet Me at 5. 5 p.m. The Quad, outside of Building W-5, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Unveiling of a collaborative 3’ x 6’ mosaic which depicts the number five. Proceeds from the sale will fund improvements to Building W-5, building events and exhibitions. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

Big Kahuna Marketplace. 1-5 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Free workshops, demonstrations, food, crafts, music and dance of Hawaii. For more information, call 703-495-0001 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

Kamehameha Luau. Authentic Hawaiian luau, buffet style at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Tickets range from $21-40 and include welcome reception, dinner, live hula performance and film screening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m., performance by Halau Hula O Ke Anuenue Punahele at 7:30 p.m. and film screening of “Na Kamalei - Men of Hula,” directed by Lisette Kaualena Flanary at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-495-0001 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

Clifton Caboose Twilight Run. 6 p.m. on Main St., Clifton. 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk. 703-968-0740 or www.signmeup.com/68976.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer and navigate the Internet. Call to reserve. 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.

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

<b>Sunday/June 13

</b>Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Josh Thompson and Jimmy Wayne perform at 4:30 p.m. General admission seating is available for all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage. Six stages will be located throughout the festival site. All shows are free with daily tickets to the event. 703-324-3247 or www.celebratefairfax.com.

Big Kahuna Marketplace Open. 12-5 p.m. Free Hawaiian workshops, demonstrations, food, crafts, music and dance at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For more information, call 703-495-0001 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

Stars on Sunday: “Aloha Boys” 2 p.m., at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Free. For more information, call 703-495-0001 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

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

Gunston Conversations. 2-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Rd., Mason Neck. Engage in conversation with George Mason's family and friends, discuss politics, fashionable dress, or the doings of the neighborhood with costumed interpreters. $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 ages 6-18, under 6 free. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

<b>Monday/June 14

</b>Teddy Bear Picnic. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Beary fun stories and songs. Bring a stuffed animal friend. Age 24 months to 5 years with adult. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a Reading Therapy Dog. Call to register for one 15 minute slot. Age 6 to 12 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/June 15

</b>Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for title. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Peak-A-Boo. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Playful songs and activities. Age 13 to 23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/June 16

</b>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.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Lorton Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Adults. 703-339-7385.

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

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

<b>Thursday/June 17

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

<b>Friday/June 18

</b>Moonlighters. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. West Coast jump blues and Chicago style of the 1950s. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

The Justin Trawick Group. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. Folk/bluegrass to funk/hip hop, Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

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

<b>Saturday/June 19

</b>Northern Virginia NTRAK model train display. 12-5 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $3 adults, $1 under age 12. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer and navigate the Internet. Call to reserve. Adults. 703-249-1520.

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

<b>Sunday/June 20

</b>Canoe the Marsh With a Naturalist. 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. For age 16 and older. $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 people per trip. Reserve at 703-528-5406.

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

Northern Virginia NTRAK model train display. 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $3 adults, $1 under age 12. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

<b>Monday/June 21

</b>Fun with Jonathan Austin. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Juggling, magic and unicycling fun. All ages. 703-971-0010.

<b>Tuesday/June 22

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

<b>Wednesday/June 23

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

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

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

Machaya. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Klezmer, rock, swing, classical, Israeli, international music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Thursday/June 24

</b>Fun with Jonathan Austin. 3:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Juggling, magic and unicycling fun. All ages. 703-339-7385.