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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/May 20

</b>Pre-Civil War Railroading. 10:15 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center at The Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Ron Beavers on the American railroading industry from the 1820s to the 1850s. Free; annual membership required to attend subsequent meetings. 703-359-2487.

Colors of the Rainbow. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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.

Parenting in Times of Economic Stress. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn ways to reassure children and make the best use of family and community resources. This program presented in Korean. Adults. 703-644-7333.

An Evening with Unknown Hinson. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20 advance, $25 day of show. jamminjava.com.

Free 4 All Film and Animation Fest. 6:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. A community-wide high school student film and animation festival. www.fcps.edu.

<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. Contact Gerhard.Liebegott@US.ARMY.MIL or www.VfwWEbcom.org/va/post5412.

The Mikado. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $40-$280. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Ellis Paul and Michael Clem. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/May 22

</b>The Mikado. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $40-$280. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

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.

UWC World Champion Mike "The Hulk" Easton vs. Ryan "Lion" Diaz. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Card also features Woods, Stallings, Achhal, Dodson, Riggleman, and Vila debut. Tickets are $28.50-$128.50, available through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. www.uwcmma.com

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

Main Street Community Band. 8 p.m. at the Oakton High School Auditorium, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. An ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band, presenting “Joys of Spring.” Directed by Brian Balmages. $13 adults, $7 seniors, age 18 and under free. 703-757-0220 or info@fairfaxband.org.

16th Annual Egyptian Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 11911 Braddock Road Fairfax. Egyptian and Mediterranean cuisine, imported jewelry, crafts and art, children’s rides and games. Free tours of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Little Flock Christian School. 703-591-4444 or www.stmarkdc.org.

Jawbreaker with DJ Dredd, James Nasty & Tennis System. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance, $15 day of show. jamminjava.com.

Girls on the Run 5K. 7:30 a.m. at George Mason University Fairfax campus, 4400 University Blvd., Fairfax. For girls grades 3-8. 703-508-6898 or bsaperstein@gotrnova.org.

South Run Fun Run In Memory of Mike and Jeanne Merrill. 11 a.m. at South Run RECenter. 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield. $25 per person or $50 per family. Proceeds go to the Merrill Children Trust Fund. potomacriverrunning.com/calendar.

Fido 5K & Wag and Walk. 8:30 a.m., at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Run or walk to support Alzheimer's Family Day Center. Bring your friends, family and dogs. $35 to register for the run or walk. Children under 9 walk free. http://Afdcrunandwalk.kintera.org.

<b>Sunday/May 23

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Capital Wind Symphony. 3 p.m. at Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax. Conductor George Ethereidge presents selections from Joaquin Rodrigo, Dan Welcher, John Philip Sousa, Donizetti and Leonard Bernstein. $10 adults, $5 students. 703-402-7834 or www.capitalwinds.org.

16th Annual Egyptian Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 11911 Braddock Road Fairfax. Egyptian and Mediterranean cuisine, imported jewelry, crafts and art, children’s rides and games. Free tours of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Little Flock Christian School. 703-591-4444 or www.stmarkdc.org.

An Evening of Music & Remembrance: A Fund Raiser for the Chris Morawetz Scholarship at UMW, Don Bridges and Eileen Joyner. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $25. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/May 24

</b>My Favorite Highway Storytellers: Acoustic Performance. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/May 25

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Inova Blood Drive. 1-6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred at 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

Fairfax High School Choral Department Spring Show. 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Chorus students performing the theme “Dance the Night Away.” Free. www.fhschorus.net

Pete Francis, Shwa Losben and Danni Rosner. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance, $15 day of show. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/May 26

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

Book Club Kids: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. A book club for 3-5 year olds. Activities and fun centered around the book If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Children should be familiar with this story before coming. 703-644-7333.

The Rescues and Garrison Starr. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/May 27

</b>Michael Franti & Spearhead. 7 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $74-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Englishman and Shango Band, Fairgrounds, The Fielding Mellish and Open 24. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/May 28

</b>Garrison Keillor: A Prairie Home Companion Live Broadcast. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $48-$298. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/May 29

</b>Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire & Rescue Ambulance Chase 5k and Half-Mile Fun Run. At the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The half mile fun run is at 8 a.m. and the 5k is at 8:30 a.m. Chase a screaming ambulance around the race course. On-line registration available www.fovfr.org. Onsite registration also available. hanabrilliant@yahoo.com.

Meet the Generals: Civil War Living History Program. 2 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Ask General Robert E. Lee a question: meet and talk with Al Stone, a living history educator who portrays Lee, and other re-enactors portraying Union and Confederate Generals and other officers. Free. 703-591-0560.

Garrison Keillor: A Prairie Home Companion Live Broadcast. 5:45 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $48-$353. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

Sonorus Wizard Rock Festival. 11:30 a.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

Ballyhoo! and Mojo. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Swimming Pool Open House. 12-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Swimming Pool, 4200 Roberts Road. A moonbounce for children, pizza for sale and free swimming for non-members. www.fairfaxpool.com.

<b>Sunday/May 30

</b>2010 Summer Blast Off: "The President's Own." 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. United States Marine Band, with fireworks. Free. www.wolftrap.org. or 703-255-1868.

Rolling Thunder. Motorcycles will begin gathering at 6:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Route 29, between Draper Drive and Eaton Place. Police, fire and rescue groups, the Fairfax High School Marching Band and the Fire Department Emerald Society Pipe Band will parade starting at Capt. Pell’s at 7:30 a.m. U.S.A.F. Ret. Gen. Richard Myers, past chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver the keynote address and lead the ride at 9 a.m. www.rideofthepatriots.com.

Ephemeral Sun, 3rd Degree and Brave. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/May 31

</b>Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) Memorial Event. 2 p.m. at Ox Hill Battlefield, at the intersection of Monument Dr. and West Ox Road, Fairfax. The Father William Corby Division or the Ancient Order of Hibernians is planning a ceremony to honor the men who fought and died at the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly). With a speaker, color guards, period music and refreshments. Open to the public. 703-978-8265.

<b>Tuesday/June 1

</b>Owen Danoff, Parliament Hill and Laura Tsaggaris. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/June 2

</b>Riverdance. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $46-$192. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Rockin’ Fund Raiser with Floyd the Barber. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.