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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton and Springfield Calendar

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<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.

Canoe the Marsh With a Naturalist. 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. For age 16 and older. $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 people per trip. Reserve at 703-528-5406.

Occoquan River Conservation Day. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton. A community tent with over 30 recreation, conservation and history displays, paddling on the river with a naturalist, fishing, orienteering, hiking, Volksmarch, Fairfax County fire truck demonstrations, S’mores caching, family nature walk, bonfire and storytelling, ghost tours of Occoquan and more. Free. www.owlva.org or 703-690-2121.

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>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.

<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.

<b>Tuesday/May 25

</b>Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Evening stories and activities. Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. Ages 1-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/May 26

</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.

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

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 27

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

<b>Friday/May 28

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

<b>Saturday/May 29

</b>Strawberry Festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Road, Lorton. Strawberry desserts, ‘]Build Your Own Dessert, pork BBQ, coleslaw, chips, drinks and hot dogs and a bake sale. Proceeds benefit missions with women, children and youth. 703-339-5382. www.cranfordumc.org

Naturalist-Guided Kayak Trips. 7 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. For age 16 and older. All equipment and instruction provided. $30. Register at www.meetup.com/Northern-Virginia-Conservation-Trust.

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.

<b>Sunday/May 30

</b>Canoe the Marsh With a Naturalist. 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. For age 16 and older. $25 per person. Space is limited to 12 people per trip. Reserve at 703-528-5406.

<b>Monday/May 31

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

<b>Wednesday/June 2

</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.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to five brass instruments. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Friday/June 4

</b>MSG: The Acoustic Blues Trio. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Sandra Y. Johnson Quintet. 7:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Saturday/June 5

</b>Backyard Koinonia Family Fun Fest. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. A fundraising event to benefit the Koinonia Foundation, with children's games, food, music, and more. Donations of funds and canned or dried foods accepted. 703-971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org.

Kingstowne Library Anniversary. 12-3 p.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. With a face painter and balloon animal maker, as well as an “SRP Zone” where youth services staff will feature books on the library’s Summer Reading Program book list. View photos from the past 10 years or record remembrances and good wishes in a memory book. 703-339-4610.

<b>Sunday/June 6

</b>Springfield 15K/5K Race. 7:30 a.m. at the northeast corner of Springfield Mall's parking lot, near the intersection of Franconia Road and Frontier Drive. 5K $25-$35, 15K $35-$45. Register at www.MetroRunWalkSpringfield.com.