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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & 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/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.

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.

“The Taffetas.” 8 p.m. Springfield Community Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. A musical comedy about four sisters in the 1950s. $18 adults, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

<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.

“The Taffetas.” 8 p.m. Springfield Community Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. A musical comedy about four sisters in the 1950s. $18 adults, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

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.

“The Taffetas.” 7 p.m. Springfield Community Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. A musical comedy about four sisters in the 1950s. $18 adults, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

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.

<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.

Spring Babies. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

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

<b>Friday/March 26

</b>St. Bernadette School Art Show. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette School, 7602 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a life-sized paper mache tree made by the art teacher and parents and filled with students’ origami projects. 703-451-8696.

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

<b>Saturday/March 27

</b>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.

Death Row Reunion, One Slack Mind, Acid Queen and more. 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 advance; $20 door. 703-569-5940.

<b>Monday/March 29

</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.

The Friends of Fairfax Station Annual Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax. Local historian John Murphy will discuss the "History of Fairfax Station from the Early Days to 1900". Free and open to the public. 703-425-9225.

<b>Tuesday/March 30

</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.

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

<b>Wednesday/March 31

</b>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.

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.

VH1's Brittanya O'Campos, Pretty Boi Mo & Romeo, DJ Legacy, DJ Pootie, DJ Skeem and DJ Skoobie. 8 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $15 advance; $20 door. 703-569-5940.

<b>Thursday/April 1

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

<b>Friday/April 2

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

<b>Saturday/April 3

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

Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Children up to grade 6. Prizes for childre who find specially marked eggs and baked goods available for purchase to support church’s Youth Group.