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Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton & 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>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.

<b>Friday/June 25

</b>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Dixieland Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. New Orleans inspired musicians from the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Brain Benders. 2:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. See everyday objects through scientific eyes. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

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

Cinema Under the Stars: Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for Family Fun Hour with music, games, trivia contests and more. Film begins at 8:30 p.m. Snacks, drinks and pizza available for purchase. Bring blankets to sit on. $20 per car, $15 members. www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Saturday/June 26

</b>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.

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 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Cinema Under the Stars: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for Family Fun Hour with music, games, trivia contests and more. Film begins at 8:30 p.m. Snacks, drinks and pizza available for purchase. Bring blankets to sit on. $20 per car, $15 members. www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Sunday/June 27

</b>Historical Society of Fairfax County Meeting. 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon, the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon. A free guided tour of Mount Vernon will follow a short meeting. Open to the public. Paul Herbert, pnh9202@verizon.net.

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

<b>Tuesday/June 29

</b>Dig Those Dinosaurs. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Beale Street Puppets presents prehistoric performers that bring the past alive. All ages. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/June 30

</b>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.

Tom Paxton. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Friday/July 2

</b>The English Channel. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria. British music from 60's & '70's. 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 3

</b>Workhouse Patriotic Picnic. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Live music, al fresco artist demos, Kid Zone Open House and more. Food from American Bar-B-Que available for purchase, or bring your own. Performances by Thrive at 2 p.m., New Dominion Choraliers at 6 p.m. and The Rebel Run Dixieland Band at 7 p.m. Free, $5 suggested donation. www.workhousearts.org.

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

<b>Sunday/July 4

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

<b>Wednesday/July 7

</b>The Annandale Brass Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Light classical and popular songs. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

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

Mad Science: Science Spectacular. 7:30 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13421 Twin Lakes Road, Clifton. Hands-on learning experiences for children with bubbling potions and chemical reactions. www.lordoflifelutheran.com or 703-323-9500.

<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>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.

<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 Rd, 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.

<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.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Dixieland Band. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. Dixieland. 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 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.

<b>Sunday/July 18

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

<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.

<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.