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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/March 11

</b>Swing Dance with Daryl Davis. 7:30 p.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Storyteller Jim Weiss. 7 p.m. at the Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Meet characters from a range of classic literature and folk tales. Bring used books to donate at the event and receive a coupon for a free book at the Gesher Used Book sale. gesherjimweissevent@gmail.com.

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

Animal Crackers. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Jarrod Gorbel and Val Emmich. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Anat Cohen Quartet. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Clarinetwork and jazz. $24. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/March 12

</b>Tyrone Wells, Tony Lucca and Roy Jay. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15-$22. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Greg Brown with Jason Wilber. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Contemporary guitar-heavy folk music. $30. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/March 13

</b>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. With Alon Goldstein, piano, and Avner Dorman, composer. 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture free to ticketed patrons. The Symphony requests concertgoers bring canned foods to the concert, to be donated to Food for Others. $25-$55. Tickets available at 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com.

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 for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Irish Stew. 3:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Irish-themed storytelling with Michael Forestieri. 703-249-1520.

Three Hurdles to Federal Government Jobs. 11 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Navigating the USA Jobs Web site and more. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Microsoft Access. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Introduction to Microsoft's Access program. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Irish Stew Songs and Stories. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Michael Forestieri performs Celtic songs and storytelling. 703-978-5600.

Lopez Studios, Inc. Showcase Cabaret 2010. 1:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Girlyman. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Second City 50th Anniversary Tour. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Improvisational comedy. $22. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

Celebrate Life Crop. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at West Springfield High School Spartan Hall, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Door prizes, a small goodie bag and mini-classes. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Suggested minimum all-day donation $50; suggested minimum half-day donation $30. Space is limited, register early. ourcarlins@verizon.net.

<b>Sunday/March 14

</b>Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Trunk Show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the JVCC, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Rugs and fine art photography. Hand-crafted clocks, ceramics, jewelry, fiber designs, glass, wood and more. $10 JCCNV members, $15 nonmember. 703-537-3063 or IreneG@jccnv.org.

Celtic Fiddler Eileen Ivers. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Dancers from the O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing will accompany Ivers and her band. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes before performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

Garden Activity in Preparation for a Rose Show. 2 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Learn to make beautiful cut roses whether to exhibit or for your home. Free. Refreshments, door prizes and more. 703-371-9351.

An Evening with Red Molly. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Second City 50th Anniversary Tour. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Improvisational comedy. $22. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/March 15

</b>Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Trunk Show. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the JVCC, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $10 JCCNV members, $15 nonmember. 703-537-3063 or IreneG@jccnv.org.

After-School Special: Games, Games, Games! 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Old-fashioned games. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy. Play the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

Sherwood, Hot Chelle Rae, Black Gold and Reece. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/March 16

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

Evening Book Discussion. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “The Perfect Summer” by Juliet Nicholson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” by Drew Gilpin Faust. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos: Barnyard Babies. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, activities and fingerplays about spring newborn aminals. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 6:45 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte. Adults. 703-644-7333.

St. Paddy’s Day Pre-Party with Grada. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/March 17

</b>Celtic Woman: Songs From the Heart. 8 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $45-$79. Tickets available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Burke VFW Post St Pat's Pot Luck Dinner Party. 7:30 p.m. at Burke Ponds Community Center, 9837 Burke Pond Land, Burke. Reserve at david.meyers@mris.com.

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. Book club for girls. Age 9-11 and their mothers. 703-249-1520.

Writers' Roundtable. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

The Wood Brothers and Joe McGuinness. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/March 18

</b>Fairfax Antique Arts Association: Keep Respect Alive. 10:15 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Mary Lipsey, president of the Fairfax County Preservation Association, will talk about the threat to hundreds of Fairfax County family cemeteries. Free, annual membership fee required to attend subsequent meetings; $15 per person, $25 couple. 703-359-2487.

Gesher Used Book Sale. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Books, DVDs, CDs and video tapes. 703-978-9789.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. Adults. 703-293-6227.

The Ataris, Set Phasers To Stun, The Automatics, Wings Of Apollo, Cerca Trova and John Wayne Hero. 6:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance. $15 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Preemies Today: A Complementary Medicine Approach to Healing Developmental Delays. 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. With speakers Patricia Lemer, M.Ed., NCC and Ambika Wauters, MFA, Homeopath. 703-229-0835.

<b>Friday/March 19

</b>Gesher Used Book Sale. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Books, DVDs, CDs and video tapes. 703-978-9789.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. New and used books and more. 703-293-6227.

Steve Forbert. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Earth Note Syndicate, Dreaming of Eden and Those Passing By. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/March 20

</b>Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. 2 p.m. at The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Illustrated talk and book signing by Walton H. Owen, Curator and Assistant Director of Fort Ward Museum and co-author of “Mr. Lincoln’s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington.” Free and open to the public. Books will be for sale for $50. 703-591-0560.

Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes before performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

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 for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Celtic rock band Mythica. 7 p.m. at Accotink United Unitarian Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. $12 adv., $15 at door, under age 12 free. Proceeds benefit the non-profit VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) 703-503-4579 orwww.MythicaMusic.com.

Potluck Dinner. 5-9 p.m., at Ravensworth Elementary School, 5411 Nutting Drive, Springfield. Celebrate 50th anniversary of Ravensworth Farm.

<b>Sunday/March 21

</b>Lecture by local author Chuck Mauro, “A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe.” 6 p.m. at Panera Bread, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Hosted by Frank Stringfellow Camp #822 Sons of Confederate Veterans. Open to the public. $5. 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@worldnet.att.net.

N Scale Model Trains will be running from 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host its monthly layout. Trains will be running in the caboose as well. $2 adults, $1 ages 4-10. 703-425-9225.

NAACP Fairfax County Youth Council Meeting. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. restonbell7@gmail.com.

Community Family Fun Day. 1-4 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4700 Mattie Moore Court Fairfax. Magic show and balloons by Mr. Twister, moonbounce, make your own matzah, face painting, used book sale, Passover fun and nature activities and crafts. 703-962-9612 or Dmendelson@gesher-jds.org.

Au Pair in America Cultural Fair. 1-3 p.m. at Ernst Cultural Center Gym, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale. Au pairs will share their cultures through visual displays, food samples, games and performances. Around the World Scavenger Hunt with prizes for children. Terry Bellus, tbaupair@cox.net.

Japanese Taiko Drum Ensemble Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes before performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

Gesher Used Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Books, DVDs, CDs and video tapes. This is also Gesher’s Community Family Day, 1-4 p.m. for all ages. 703-978-9789.

The IBIS Chamber Music Society. 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Dohnanyi's trio for strings, Jean Francaix's Quintet #2, Ravel's duo for violin and cello and more. Complimentary food/beverages at Meet The Artists reception. $20 in advance/$25 at door, seniors and students $10/$15. www.providencechurch.org/music or 703-978-3934.

West Springfield Crew Boosters Basket Bingo. 1 p.m. at West Springfield High School Cafeteria, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Raffles include a Bryce getaway, 32-inch flat screen TV, Amex card, diamond bracelet, gift card bouquet and a Longaberger wrought iron Foyer bench with wall unit. 703-451-9801.

Book Sale. 1-4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. New and used books and more. 703-293-6227.

Bluegrass Brunch with Dead Men’s Hollow and Lisa Kay Band. 1:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

An Evening with Al Petteway and Amy White. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/March 22

</b>Jonathan Austin: Magic and Juggling. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Magic, juggling and unicycling fun. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2 cover. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/March 23

</b>Audubon Society Bird Walk. 8:30 a.m. at Algonkian Regional Park, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. 703-256-6895 or www.audubonva.org.

Frances Perkins, New Deal Pioneer. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Kirstin Downey discusses her book, The Woman Behind the New Deal. 703-978-5600.

Inova Blood Drive. 1-6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 12-16. 703-644-7333.

Collective Change: Haiti Benefit Concert. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.