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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & 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>Friday/Nov. 5

</b>Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Modern dance ensemble. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

“Little Women: The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. at W. T. Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Presented by the WT Woodson Drama Department. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 6

</b>Franconia Museum Annual History Day. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Franconia Volunteer Fire Department, 6300 Beulah St., Franconia. Honoring residents of the area who were killed in the Vietnam War, as part of a program recognizing all veterans. The Museum will release Volume VI in its series Franconia Remembers, this one featuring the life of Joe Davies, a local high school football star and Air Force pilot lost in 1968. Also included are recollections about seven others lost during the war, Paul M. Bayliss, Robert W. Cupp, Charles H. Elliott Jr., Kermit W. Holland Jr., Herman L. Judy Jr., Michael E. Ludwig and Michael L. Walker. Free. Food and soft drinks available for purchase, all proceeds benefit the Museum. franconiamuseum@yahoo.com.

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Olivet Episcopal Church, 6107 Franconia Road, Springfield. Moon bounce, pumpkin carving contest, games, food, cake walk and soup and bake sale. Basket Bingo begins at 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit "Build an Ark" project for Heifer International. 703-969-7159.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Sixth Annual Fairfax County History Conference. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Local authors and historians, history groups’ plans for 2010-2011, Civil War Sesquicentennial programs, exhibits, lectures and more. $20. Pre-registration required with Michelle Alexander, Resource Management Division, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 936, Fairfax 22035-1118. Contact Lynn Garvey-Hodge, 703-322-1811 or lghassoc@erols.com.

Virginia Storytelling Alliance. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A full day of workshops for beginning and experienced storytelling artists. $10-$25. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Bazaar and Second-Time-Around Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sydenstricker UMW, 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. Soups, baked goods and more. www.sumcdisciples.org or 703-451-8223.

10th Annual Crop for a Cure. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Spend a day scrapbooking and help raise funds to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. 703-569-7838 or plehal@cox.net.

BC Concert Orchestra under Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Balakirev’s Overture on Three Russian Folk Songs; Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony No. 1, Op. 25; and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite” (1919 version). Pianist Ilya Yakushev performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $30-$60. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Jimmy Lange Boxing. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. D.C. vs. Baltimore fighters. Tickets $35-$500 at 703-573-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com. www.jimmylangeboxing.com.

Sixth Annual Fairfax County History Conference. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Local authors and historians, history groups’ plans for 2010-2011, Civil War Sesquicentennial programs, exhibits, lectures and more. $20. Pre-registration required with Michelle Alexander, Resource Management Division, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 936, Fairfax 22035-1118. Contact Lynn Garvey-Hodge, 703-322-1811 or lghassoc@erols.com.

“Little Women: The Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at W. T. Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Presented by the WT Woodson Drama Department. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 7

</b>Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Performance of Robert Schumann works. With a free Young Artists Musicale at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall lobby, with piano students, grades 3-12, and winners of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Honors Recitals. $19-$38, youth through grade 12 half-price. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

The Wiggles Wiggly Circus Live. 2 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Join The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers. $15-$76, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

Fifth Annual Jewish Book Festival. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880 or www.jccnv.org. Breakfast with Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat. 9:30 a.m. Cathleen Schine, author of “The Three Weissmanns of Westport”. 2 p.m. Mark Feldstein, author of “Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture”. 7 p.m.

<b>Monday/Nov. 8

</b>Fifth Annual Jewish Book Festival. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. With Lloyd Wolf, Jewish documentary photojournalist/artist at 11:45 a.m. 703-323-0880 or www.jccnv.org.

Lunch Bunch. 12:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Tickets available at information desk 30 minutes before program begins. Age 3-5 years with adult. 703-249-1520.

Book Bunch. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for title. Ages 7-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Going Places. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and fun about things with wheels! Age 24 months-3 years with adult. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Call to register for one 15-minute slot. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 9

</b>Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Book club for girls and their moms. “Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett. Age 9-11 and moms. 703-249-1520.

Second Tuesday Evening Book Discussion. 6:45 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. December's title: “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” by Tom Standage. Adults. 703-339-4610.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 10

</b>Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Civil War Forum. 7:30 p.m. at11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Jenee Lindner will discuss "One Nation, Two Flags, Three Women," about Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton and Sarah Tracy. Free admission. www.Fairfax-Station.org or 703-425-9225.

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

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults. 703-339-4610.

Easy as Pie. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Join us for songs and stories. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 11

</b>Fifth Annual Jewish Book Festival. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880 or www.jccnv.org. Noralee Frankel, author of “Stripping Gypsy: the Life of Gypsy Rose Lee”. 12:30 p.m. Myla Goldberg, author of “The False Friend,” “Bee Season” and “Wickett’s Remedy.” 7:30 p.m.

“Little Women: The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. at W. T. Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Presented by the WT Woodson Drama Department. www.wtwdrama.org.

Free Car Washes for Veterans. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Wash Fair Car Wash, 6254 Brandon Ave., Springfield. 703-451-4200 or www.graceforvets.org.

<b>Friday/Nov. 12

</b>Craft Bazaar. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at St. Raymonds Catholic Church, 8750 Pohick Road Springfield. Tea room, silent auction, quilt and dollhouse raffle, gifts, holiday decorations, bake sale and more. Free admission. cspengler@verizon.net.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” 7 p.m. Edison High School Fine Art Department, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Tickets $6-$10, available at www.edisondrama.com.

Fifth Annual Jewish Book Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Share-a-Shabbat Story time for children, parents and grandparents at 9:30 a.m.. 703-323-0880 or www.jccnv.org.

“Little Women: The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. at W. T. Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Presented by the WT Woodson Drama Department. www.wtwdrama.org.

Bluegrass Duo Dailey & Vincent. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20-$48, half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 13

</b>Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Folk dances that embody the country’s diverse indigenous Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern cultures. Pre-performance discussions, free to ticket holders, begin 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $26-$42. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. cfa.gmu.edu.

“Little Women: The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. at W. T. Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. This performance with ASL. Presented by the WT Woodson Drama Department. www.wtwdrama.org.

Save Clifton Elementary Silent Auction Gala. 5-9 p.m. Heart in Hand Restaurant, 7145 Main St., Clifton. Silent auction, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Proceeds go towards saving Clifton Elementary School. www.savecliftonelementary.org.

Craft Bazaar. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Raymonds Catholic Church, 8750 Pohick Road Springfield. Tea room, silent auction, quilt and dollhouse raffle, gifts, holiday decorations, bake sale and more. Free admission. cspengler@verizon.net.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Meet each building's featured artist, a reception in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. and more. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” 7 p.m. Edison High School Fine Art Department, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Tickets $6-$10, available at www.edisondrama.com.

15th Annual “A Fair to Remember.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5952 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Craft fair and bake sale, jams, ornaments, quilts and more. 703-971-2210 or www.sjlc.com.

Let it Fly 4v4 Flag Football Tour. 10 a.m. Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton. A 4-on-4 flag football tournament for youths and adults with divisions by age, gender and ability. Register at www.letifly.org.

10th Annual Calligrafest. 1- a.m.-4 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Calligraphy displays and demonstrations, workshops, raffle and more. Admission $5, age 12 and under free. Workshops $20. www.calligraphersguild.org.

Friends of Burke Centre Holiday Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Books for children and adults. All ages. 703-249-1520.

Inova HealthSource Fight the Flu. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Shots $30 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Adults. www.inova.org/flu or 703-750-8818. 703-971-0010.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. 703-339-4610.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 14

</b>United States Navy Band Brass Quintet. 2 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Part of the Stars on Sunday concert series. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Let it Fly 4v4 Flag Football Tour. 10 a.m. Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton. A 4-on-4 flag football tournament for youths and adults with divisions by age, gender and ability. Register at www.letifly.org.

<b>Monday/Nov. 15

</b>A Very Bad Hair Day. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Funny stories and songs about hair. Tickets available at information desk 30 minutes before program begins. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

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.

Colorful Leaves. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Autumn stories and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Call to register for one 15-minute slot. 703-339-4610.

How Do Animals Get Ready for Winter? 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Presented by the staff of Hidden Pond Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-451-8055.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 16

</b>A Suffragist in 1917. 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Lynne Garvey-Hodge, a Fairfax County History Commissioner, will re-enact Mrs. Robert Walker to tell how women struggled for the right to vote, and will discuss the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton. This year is the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Free, public invited. 703-321-7499.

Native American Tribes of Fairfax County. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, totem poles, art and dance. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. 703-249-1520.

Native American Tribes of Fairfax County. 7:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, totem poles, art and dance. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. 703-249-1520.

Native American Storyteller. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Interactive program with drums, songs and storytelling. All ages. 703-971-0010.

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

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 17

</b>P.A.L. Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Read to a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session the day of the program. 703-249-1520.

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

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

Peas and Cake. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities about food. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 18

</b>Christmas Mart. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pohick Episcopal Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Arts and crafts, baked goods, casseroles, jewelry, consignment and art show room and more. Lunch $9 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Church open for tours. Free admission. 703-339-6572.

"And Then There Were None." 7:30 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Adults $10, students $5. akberting@fcps.edu.

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Lorton Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. Adults. 703-339-7385.

P Is for Pilgrims and Pumpkin Pie. 2 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories and activities to celebrate the season. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Springfield Writers' Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. 703-451-8055.Adults.