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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Spring Scrapbooking Event. 6:30-11:30 p.m. at The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Paper crafting professionals available to help. Ground level cropping space, free massages, access to a tool table and more. $25. All proceeds go to the Dunn Loring Fire and Rescue Dept. 703-200-2340 or register at www.dlvfrd.org.

<b>Saturday/March 20

</b>Tuskegee Airmen Group Honored. 4-9 p.m. at Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax. The movie about the lives of the Tuskegee Airmen will be shown, followed by refreshments and a meet and greet with the Airmen. Free, the public is invited. Contact Patricia L. McClenic, 703-324-5641, TTY 711.

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.

Spring Scrapbooking Event. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at The Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Paper crafting professionals available to help. Ground level cropping space, free massages, access to a tool table and more. $30. All proceeds go to the Dunn Loring Fire and Rescue Dept. 703-200-2340 or register at www.dlvfrd.org.

<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>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.

<b>Wednesday/March 24

</b>Consciousness, Meaning and Your Calling in Life. 6:30-9 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Presented by George Mason University’s Center for Consciousness and Transformation. Light refreshments included. $20. Pre-registration recommended at http://cct.gmu.edu.

Joan Marie Giampa Opening Reception: Image Archaeology Doctoral Exhibition. 5 p.m. George Mason University Hall Atrium Gallery, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-349-7178.

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

Jim Weider’s Project Percolator. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/March 25

</b>Think Spring! 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Story time celebrating spring. Ages 2-5 with an adult. 703-249-1520.

Book Club Kids: Planting a Rainbow. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Book club for 3-5 year olds. Activities and fun centered around “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert. Children should be familiar with this story before coming. 703-644-7333.

An Evening with Joseph Arthur. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/March 26

</b>Choral concert by the James Madison University Chorale and Madison Singers. 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairax. Free. www.providencechurch.org/music or 703-978-3934.

The Hint, Struan Shields and Ever Since Beginnings. 5:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles with Memphis 59. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

George Mason University Dance Company’s 2010 Gala Concert. 8 p.m. at the GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20 adults, $12 students and seniors at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/March 27

</b>George Mason University Dance Company’s 2010 Gala Concert. 8 p.m. at the GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20 adults, $12 students and seniors at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

The City of Fairfax Band Association Presents Old Friends, New Friends. 8 p.m. at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Authentic Bavarian blasmusik and expansive symphonic panoramas of scenic America unite with a blend of traditional folk music, patriotic songs, and majestic melodies. $13 for adults, $7 for seniors, and free for under age18. Purchase tickets online at www.fairfaxband.org. Group discounts are available with advanced sales. 703-757-0220 or email info@fairfaxband.org.

Eggstravaganza and Easter Egg Roll. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Moonbounces, games, face painting, prizes and refreshments. For children age 11 and under and their families. Free. Sponsored by Jubilee Christian Center. 703-383-1170, or www.jccag.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.

Resume Building. 11 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Creating better resumes. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Cary Pierce (Jackopierce). 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The D.R.A.M.A Kings and ReVel. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Bunny Paws. 8-10 a.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Dogs and cats can take their picture with the Easter Bunny. 703-359-8302.

<b>Sunday/March 28

</b>Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie Band. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Army of Me (acoustic) and Colleen McCarron. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/March 29

</b>Inova Blood Drive. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults.

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 30

</b>Pink Jams Breast Cancer Benefit with The Dreamscapes Project. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/March 31

</b>An Evening with Pierre Bensusan. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.