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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Connection

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/March 11

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

Reclaiming Your Financial Future During Separation and Divorce. 7 p.m. at 10600 Arrowhead Drive, #310, Fairfax. $45 nonmember, $35 members. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

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

<b>Friday/March 12

</b>Movie “Second Hand Lions.” 6 p.m. in the Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Pizza and drinks will be sold to raise money for the Nature Center’s critter care. Free. Reserve at fohpnc@yahoo.com.

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.

Casting Call for Local Film: "For the Glory." At The King’s Chapel, 12925 Braddock Road, Clifton. Contact fortheglory@1voicefilms.com, e-mail replies will assign audition time slots. www.fortheglorythemovie.com.

<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.

Laurel Hill Elementary vs. Newington Forest Elementary Volleyball Game. 4-6 p.m., at South County Secondary, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Contact Brigid Williams at brigid1@cox.net.

Concerts from Kirkwood. 3 p.m. at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Free recital by young artists. 703- 451-5320.

MOMS Club of Springfield Consignment Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. Gently-used maternity and children’s items. 703-451-3314.

Arts & Crafts Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Garfield Elementary, 7101 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Over 65 vendors with handcrafted handbags, photography, jewelry, woodcrafts, gift baskets, candy and more. Craft activities for pre-K to sixth grade will be provided. Free admission. Sponsored by the Garfield PTA. 703-923-2900.

W.A.S.P., Rain, Hate the Toy, After Therapy, TBA. 21 and over. Doors at 7 p.m. show at 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $24.99 advance, TBD doors.

Birds and Bagels. 8-11 a.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Search for winter waterfowl then enjoy hot drinks and bagels in the nature center. Adults. $8 per person. Reserve at 703-768-2525.

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.

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

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49K. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Irish Stew. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Storyteller Michael Forestieri. 703-971-0010.

Irish Social Dancing. 2 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Learn the basics of ceili dancing. Bring dancing shoes. Age 13 and up. 703-971-0010.

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>Quilt Identification Program and Gallery Tour. 2 p.m. at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Learn about patterns and fabrics of American quilts from Bunnie Jordan, quilt educator and appraiser, and tour the exhibition. Free. Quilts identified and orally appraised for $10 per quilt. Reservations required for individual quilt identification. 703-385-8414.

Mozart's Requiem. 10:30 a.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. The combined choirs of Burke Presbyterian Church and Falls Church Presbyterian will sing, accompanied by brass, strings, and timpani. www.BurkePresChurch.org or 703-764-0456.

Lecture Series: Gender, Technology, and Household Cidering, 3 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Speaker, Sarah H. Meacham, Virginia Commonwealth University. $9, adults, $8 seniors, $5 6–18 years. 703-550-9220 or www.GunstonHall.org.

Gorilla Music Presents: Battle of the Bands Cyberstrike, Spectral Vision, Envy's Eye, We Have the Summer, Tiik with G.U.T.S, The Blackshire, Li[n]es, La Coterie, The Cliched, Borderline. All ages. Doors at 4 p.m. show at 4:15 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $8 advance, $10 door.

The World Beloved Concert. 3 p.m. at the Messiah United Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. A folk music collaboration of African-American spirituals and Appalachian bluegrass. 703-569-9862 ext. 208 or dcarnes@messiahumc.org.

<b>Monday/March 15

</b>Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a Therapy Dog. Call to register. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

<b>Tuesday/March 16

</b>Orange Hunt Art and Literacy Night. 6 p.m. at Orange Hunt Elementary School, 6820 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield. “For the Record: Treasures for Capturing Thoughts, Feelings, and Experiences” is an opportunity to reflect on past experiences and record personal stories in a handmade book designed to hold recollections, drawings and collages of your stories, written memories and treasured artifacts. 703-913-6800.

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.

Wheels. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Zoom-along stories and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

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

Open Mic w/Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. 8 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/March 17

</b>Burke VFW Post Annual St. Patricks Pot Luck Dinner Party. 7:30 p.m. at Burke Ponds Comm Center, 9837 Burke Pond Land, Burke. Open to the community. 703-310-7991.

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.

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.

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.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Lorton Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See. Adults. 703-339-7385.

<b>Friday/March 19

</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.

<b>Thursday/March 18

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

<b>Friday/March 19

</b>Kix, ZO2 and more. 8:30 p.m. at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $27 advance, $30 door. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/March 20

</b>Gunston Hall 31st Annual Kite Festival. 12-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Puppet show, hands-on archaeology, open-hearth cooking, and a modern-day fire truck. Bring a kite or purchase one from the Museum Shop. Costumed characters introduce 18th-century games, penmanship with a real quill pen and basket weaving. Picnic foods and baked goods available for purchase. Adults $10, $6 ages 6–18, $2 ages 2-5 years. $25 Family Admission for 2 adults and up to three children. 703-550-9220 or www.GunstonHall.org.

Cranford United Methodist Women's Ham & Oyster Dinner. 4-7 p.m. at Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Road, Lorton. Fried oysters, baked ham and much more. All proceeds go to mission work. 703-339- 5382.

Northern Virginia Chorale and Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Chorale. 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. Haydn’s Missa Brevis St. Joannis De Deo (Little Organ Mass) and Lord Nelson Mass plus Handel’s Coronation Anthem, directed by Robert S. Webb, Jr. and accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra. Adults $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Age 12-24 $10, under age 12 free. 703-239-2180 or www.northernvirginiacvhorale.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 for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49K. Adults. 703-339-4610.

PAWS to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Read with a trained reading therapy dog, for a ten-minute session. Call to register. Age 6-10. 703-339-7385.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

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>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.

Taking Saturn, A Sound of Thunder, Dance Party Hazard, Misanthrope, The Trouble With Satellites, Upon Disfigurement, Ashes of the Massacre and more. 1:15 p.m. at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $10 advance; $12 door.

<b>Monday, March 22

</b>Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a Therapy Dog. Call to register. 703-339-4610.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Ladies free, men $10. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/March 24

</b>West Springfield Pyramid Art Show. 6:30 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. An evening of art spanning the elementary level to high school. 703-913-6800.

Open Irish Song Session. 8:30 p.m. at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. 703-913-5600.

SevenMaryThree. 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $20 advance; $23 door. 703-569-5940.