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Fairfax Station, Lorton and 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/May 6

</b>Celebration of Song: Hale/Davis UCM Benefit Concert. 7 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Meet the Artists reception follows. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 students. Charge tickets at 703-360-9546.

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

Zoo Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories about animals. Ages 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 12:15 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/May 7

</b>“Anything Goes.” 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Cole Porter’s classic musical with a cast of 50 students, by the South County Theatre Department. $10, seniors $9. 703-446-1591 or www.southcountytheatre.org.

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

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring a lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Saturday/May 8

</b>“Anything Goes.” 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Cole Porter’s classic musical with a cast of 50 students, by the South County Theatre Department. $10, seniors $9. 703-446-1591 or www.southcountytheatre.org.

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

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

How to Find a Job in Today's Troubled Economy. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Advice from an experienced HR recruiter on all aspects of finding and keeping a good job. Bring a copy of your resume. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Virginia Land To Sea. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Take a tour of Virginia through song and story with CShells music. Preschool. 703-339-7385.

<b>Sunday/May 9

</b>Picturing Mothers. 1-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. View an 18th century fashion show and listen to the stories of the women who lived and worked at Gunston Hall. Have Mom's silhouette done by a professional silhouette artist 2-4 p.m., additional fee for silhouettes, reservation recommended. $9, $8 seniors, $5 ages 6-18, under 6 free. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

Gunston Conversations. 2-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Engage in conversation with members of George Mason's family. Discuss the travails of motherhood in the 18th century or political topics of the day or the fashionable dress of 1786 or the doings of the neighborhood. $9, $8 seniors, $5 ages 6-18, under 6 free. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

<b>Monday/May 10

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

Our Daily Bread Charity Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. at South Riding Golf Club, 43237 Golf View Drive, South Riding. $125 registration fee includes a full round of golf, driving range, golf cart, drink cart, hors d’oevres and dinner and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Our daily Bread’s programs to assist low-income families in Fairfax. Contact 703-273-8829 or www.our-daily-bread.org.

PAL Reading Visits. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Call to register. 703-249-1520.

Early Reader Book Discussion. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Early reader book activities. Call for titles. Age 6-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Sunny Stories. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories and fun that celebrate spring. Age 24 months to 5 years with adult. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a Reading Therapy Dog. Call to register for one 15 minute slot. Age 6 to 12 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/May 11

</b>Encore Chorale Spring Concert. 12:30 at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Free event, seating is limited. Reserve at 703-667-9801.Encore Chorale Spring Concert. 12:30 at The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Free event, seating is limited. Reserve at 703-667-9801.

Fun for 2's & 3's. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Second Tuesday Evening Book Discussion. 6:45 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/May 12

</b>Silent Sentinel Award Reception. 7 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. This is a fundraising event for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, to be located in Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, and will pay tribute to those who secured voting rights for women. 703-830-1355 or turningpoint@suffragistmemorial.org.

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.

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

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” by Jon Meacham. Meet next door at the Kingstowne Center for Active Adults. 703-339-4610.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/May 13

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

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

<b>Friday/May 14

</b>“Anything Goes.” 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Cole Porter’s classic musical with a cast of 50 students, by the South County Theatre Department. $10, seniors $9. 703-446-1591 or www.southcountytheatre.org.

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

<b>Saturday/May 15

</b>Concerts from Kirkwood: the Vocal Arts Society 2009 Winners. 3 p.m. at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Sopranos Aundi Marie Moore and Jennifer Holbrook, pianist R. Timothy McReynolds and commentator Elizabeth Daniels. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists after the concert. Free and open to the public. 703-923-9365 or web.me.com/kkerhack/Concerts_from_Kirkwood.

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

Lake Accotink 5K Walk to Benefit Children in Foster Care. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 5660 Heming Ave., Springfield. Participate in a 5K walk to honor foster families and the approximately 370 children in foster care in Fairfax County. To register or help sponsor the event, visit www.fairfaxyouth.org.

Jubilee Christian Center Yard Sale. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Proceeds will help raise funds for a Youth Missions trip to Appalachia this summer. Donated items for the Yard Sale may be dropped off at the church beginning May 10. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

“Anything Goes.” 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Cole Porter’s classic musical with a cast of 50 students, by the South County Theatre Department. $10, seniors $9. 703-446-1591 or www.southcountytheatre.org.

Herb Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heather Hill Gardens, 8111 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. With magazine editor and author Barbara Jacksier and cooking and planting demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free admission. 703-690-6060 or www.heatherhillgardens.com.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

PAWS to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Read with Chance, a trained reading therapy dog, for a 10-minute session. Call to register. Arrive early to check in. 703-339-7385.

Sew Drawstring Bags for Our Soldiers. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cameron United Methodist Church, 3130 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Community Service Sewing Day event hosted by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. Fabric and supplies will be provided. Free and open to public. Contact carl-kathie@verizon.net or 703-522-6952. www.asg.org.

<b>Sunday/May 16

</b>Thomas Pandolfi Piano Recital. 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Music & Arts at Providence Concert Series. Complimentary refreshments at Meet the Artist reception following the concert. $20 in advance, $25 at door; seniors and students $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-978-3934 or www.providencechurch.org/music_arts/.

Vegetable Sushi & Sea Vegetables Cooking Class. 10 a.m. 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $50 per person. Vegetarian sushi-making demonstrated. Registration required at 703-643-2713.

<b>Monday/May 17

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

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

Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a Reading Therapy Dog. Call to register for one 15 minute slot. Age 6 to 12 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/May 18

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

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.

One, Two, Three - Let's Go. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Number stories and activities. Age 13 to 23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/May 19

</b>Fifth Annual Clifton Cup Golf Tournament. 1:30 p.m. at Westfields Golf Course, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. All proceeds will benefit the renovation of the Clifton Primitive Baptist Church, one of the oldest structures in Clifton. $150 per golfer early registration fee. $175 per golfer after April 16. http://cba.cliftonva.us/cliftoncup5.

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.

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.

One-on-One Genealogical Research Assistance. 6-7:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get started on personal genealogical research with the assistance of experienced volunteers. 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.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation” by Cokie Roberts. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Lorton Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “The World is Flat: a Brief History of the 21st Century” by Thomas Friedman. Adults. 703-339-7385.