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Fairfax Station, Lorton & Springfield Calendar

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<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.

Springfield Burke Relay for Life. 7:30 p.m. at 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. A fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society. To join a team or make a donation, go to ww.SpringfieldBurkeRelay.org.

<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.

Celebrate Clifton. 7-10 p.m. at Trummer’s on Main, 7134 Main St., Clifton. Music provided by one of New York City’s top DJ’s. Bid in a silent auction featuring such items as beach house rentals, wines, chef dinner, golf packages and gift certificates to local businesses. Event benefits the Town of Clifton. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served throughout the entire event. $75/person; $100/person includes access to the VIP Cocktail hour, open from 6-7 p.m., and includes a Special “Celebrate Clifton” cocktail designed by Stefan Trummer and first access to preview the silent auction. Purchase tickets at Trummer’s on Main, The Main Street Pub or the Clifton Café or by contacting celebrateclifton@gmail.com.

<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.

<b>Thursday/May 20

</b>“All That Jazz.” 7 p.m. in the West Springfield High School Auditorium. The West Springfield High School Personality Show Choir, directed by Erin Huss, presents pop tunes and a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, choreography, solos, duets and full choir performances. Tickets $6. 703-869-9671.

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

Sports Stories. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Storytime about sports. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/May 21

</b>Burke VFW Veterans Golf Classic. 1 p.m. tee time at the Medal of Honor Golf Course, 4414 Fuller Road, USMC Base Quantico. With Barney Barnum, Col. USMC (ret.), Congressional Medal of Honor Recipent and Medal of Honor Society Past President. 5 p.m. buffet at Mulligans Club. Foursome $280, including all fees, cart and awards buffet. Single $75. Sponsorships available. Gerhard.Liebegott@US.ARMY.MIL or www.VfwWEbcom.org/va/post5412.

Bike to Work Day 2010. 6 a.m. In Springfield, the pit stop will be on Walker Lane this year, in the gazebo in the 6300 block. The pit stop will be manned by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Akridge Properties, Virginia Megaprojects and CALIBRE. Help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Washington, D.C. area. Food, beverages and free T-Shirts to the first 8,500 who pre-register and attend. Register early for a chance at winning a bicycle giveaway and other prizes. www.waba.org today.

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

“All That Jazz.” 7 p.m. in the West Springfield High School Auditorium. The West Springfield High School Personality Show Choir, directed by Erin Huss, presents pop tunes and a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, choreography, solos, duets and full choir performances. Tickets $6. 703-869-9671.

<b>Saturday/May 22

</b>AFDC Fido 5K fun run, 5K walk or 1 mile walk. 8:30 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Family Day Center. afdc@alzheimersfdc.org.

The Northern Virginia Chorale: Encore & Hors d'Oeuvres. 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. Music from Broadway, film, pop, and Americana, under the artistic direction of Robert S. Webb Jr. Tickets are $10-$25, available at 703-239-2180 or www.northernvirginiachorale.org. Under age 12 free.

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.

Train Travel in the U.S. and Canada. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. With Bill Forster, a regional representative of the National Association of Railroad Passengers and a director at the Virginia Association of Railway Patrons. 703-249-1520.

<b>Monday/May 24

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

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.