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Fairfax Station, Lorton & 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 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.

“Mindgame.” 8 p.m. Spot-LYTE Lorton Youth Theatre Ensemble, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For mature audiences. An author of "true crime" stories enters a mental institution to interview a serial killer. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<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.

“Mindgame.” 8 p.m. Spot-LYTE Lorton Youth Theatre Ensemble, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For mature audiences. An author of "true crime" stories enters a mental institution to interview a serial killer. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<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.

“Mindgame.” 8 p.m. Spot-LYTE Lorton Youth Theatre Ensemble, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For mature audiences. An author of "true crime" stories enters a mental institution to interview a serial killer. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Thursday/June 3

</b>“Mindgame.” 8 p.m. Spot-LYTE Lorton Youth Theatre Ensemble, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For mature audiences. An author of "true crime" stories enters a mental institution to interview a serial killer. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<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.

Lee High School Senior One Acts. 7 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets $3 for one night, $5 for both Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5. Free snacks. kmurray51@yahoo.com.

“Mindgame.” 8 p.m. Spot-LYTE Lorton Youth Theatre Ensemble, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For mature audiences. An author of "true crime" stories enters a mental institution to interview a serial killer. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<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.

Lee High School Senior One Acts. 7 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets $3. Free snacks. kmurray51@yahoo.com.

“Mindgame.” 8 p.m. Spot-LYTE Lorton Youth Theatre Ensemble, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. For mature audiences. An author of "true crime" stories enters a mental institution to interview a serial killer. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

Artnotes: Lynn Mackey. 7 p.m. Gallery W-16, Second Floor, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Pianist Mackey performing Chopin, John Cage and more. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

Explore the Night. 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. Meet at the Pohick Bay camp store for an exciting program about our local nocturnal wildlife. After a short talk, we will venture into the park in search of owls, foxes, and other night prowlers. Free. Reserve at 703-339-6104.

<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.

Gretchen Peters in Concert. 6 p.m. Gallery W-16, Second Floor, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Singer-songwriter Peters with pianist Barry Walsh. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Wednesday/June 9

</b>Still Surfin'. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. A professional Beach Boys tribute band. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Friday/June 11

</b>Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Rusted Root performs at 8 p.m. General admission seating is available for all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage. Six stages will be located throughout the festival site. All shows are free with daily tickets to the event. 703-324-3247 or www.celebratefairfax.com.

Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Doug Parks and the Lonewolves. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria. A four-piece ensemble performing blues and American roots music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Saturday/June 12

</b>Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. 10 a.m.-12 a.m. on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Carolina Liar performs at 3 p.m. and KC & The Sunshine Band at 8 p.m. General admission seating is available for all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage. Six stages will be located throughout the festival site. All shows are free with daily tickets to the event. 703-324-3247 or www.celebratefairfax.com.

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.

Naturalist-Guided Kayak Trips. 9 a.m. at Belmont Bay at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. For age 16 and older. All equipment and instruction provided. $30. Register at www.meetup.com/Northern-Virginia-Conservation-Trust.

Yu-gi-oh Tournament. 2 p.m. at NOVA Comics, 6324 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m. Age 13 and up. Presented by NOVA Comics and the DC Anime Club. www.novacomics.com or 703-912-6682.

Second Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Each Second Saturday Art Walk will feature opening receptions where guests can meet Workhouse studio artists. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

Meet Me at 5. 5 p.m. The Quad, outside of Building W-5, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Unveiling of a collaborative 3’ x 6’ mosaic which depicts the number five. Proceeds from the sale will fund improvements to Building W-5, building events and exhibitions. 703-584-2973 or www.workhousearts.org.

<b>Sunday/June 13

</b>Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Josh Thompson and Jimmy Wayne perform at 4:30 p.m. General admission seating is available for all performances at the Bud Light Main Stage. Six stages will be located throughout the festival site. All shows are free with daily tickets to the event. 703-324-3247 or www.celebratefairfax.com.