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Holiday 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/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.

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.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 20

</b>Church Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, 3421 Franconia Road in Alexandria. Jewelry, baked goods, crafts, books and a lunch cafe. 703-960-4808.

Robert E. Lee High School Lancerfest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Arts and Crafts Fair, games, food, performances and community exhibits. mlmcghan@aol.com or 703-866-5523.

Thomas Jefferson High School of Science & Technology Annual Gift/Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at TJHSST, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. tjgiftshow@gmail.com.

Joan Izzo Academy of Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. “The Kingdom of Sweets” and “Holiday Rhythms.” $18. joanizzodance.org or 703-327-8402.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 21

</b>Joan Izzo Academy of Dance. 3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. “The Kingdom of Sweets” and “Holiday Rhythms.” $18. joanizzodance.org or 703-327-8402.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 23

</b>International Thanksgiving. 12:30 p.m. George Mason University Johnson Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With a Hispanic Student Association soloist performance and salsa dance demonstration, an African Dance Student Group traditional African celebratory dance and Korean fan dancers from Fairfax High School Academy. eshultz@gmu.edu or 703-731-7533.

<b>Friday/Nov. 26

</b>28th Annual Art and Craft Showcase. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. More than eighty local artisans with pottery, fused and stained glass, jewelry, fabric and weavings, photography and more. Admission $3. www.nvhg.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 27

</b>Glaze Your Own Ceramics Workshop. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $22 per holiday ornament. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

A Chanticleer Christmas. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Traditional carols, sacred works and holiday favorites. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $24-$48. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

DrumStix Dash 8K. 9 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. A one-mile family fun run will also be held. Prizes awarded to the top three overall and first three age-group winners in the 8K. The race benefits Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people stay in their homes. $25 for the 8K, $30 on race day. $10 for the fun run. 202-262-7878 or jillmlandsman@gmail.com.

“Nutcracker Ballet.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Presented by the Classical Ballet Theatre of Northern Virginia. Tickets $18-$22, special pricing available for military families and Girl Scouts. www.cbtnva.org or 703-471-0750.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 28

</b>“Nutcracker Ballet.” 2 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Presented by the Classical Ballet Theatre of Northern Virginia. $18-$22, special pricing available for military families and Girl Scouts. www.cbtnva.org or 703-471-0750.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 30

</b>Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road; Springfield. Holiday music and costumed characters from animated movies and cartoons. Tickets available at the door. $2. Reservations required for 10 a.m. performance. 703-956-0447 or 202-767-2046.

Tales for Twos: Ready for Winter. 1:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about winter. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 1

</b>Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road; Springfield. Holiday music and costumed characters from animated movies and cartoons. Tickets available at the door. $2. Reservations required. performance. 703-956-0447 or 202-767-2046.

Holiday Tunes for Tots Concert. 7 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Geared for preschool and early elementary students. Tickets $3. HolidayTunesForTots@gmail.com or 703-352-7715.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 2

</b>Holiday Tunes for Tots Concert. 10 a.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Geared for preschool and early elementary students. Tickets $3. HolidayTunesForTots@gmail.com or 703-352-7715.

<b>Friday/Dec. 3

</b>“Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Gian Carlo Menotti’s classic story. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 4

</b>Northern Virginia Chorale with the NVCC Annandale Chorale. 7 p.m. in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. A mix of madrigals, motets, carols and holiday songs, featuring Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies. Tickets $10-$25, under age 12 free. www.northernvirginiachorale.org or 703-239-2180.

Open House, Concert and Live Nativity. Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Refreshments available. www.livingsaviorlutheran.org. Christmas Open House. 2-7 p.m. Live Nativity Scene. 2-5 p.m. Live animals and St Nicholas. West Point Alumni Glee Club Christmas Concert. 7 p.m.

Vendor Fair and Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6222 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Saint Nicholas will be in attendance for pictures. Proceeds benefit the children of Angelus Academy. mmgrippo@hotmail.com.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Gian Carlo Menotti’s classic story. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Friday/Dec. 10

</b>Waverly Consort’s “A Christmas Story.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. In the spirit of the medieval church dramas and mystery plays, eight singers and five instrumentalists play reproductions of medieval instruments. $21-$42, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 11

</b>Synergy Brass Quintet: "Christmas in Brass." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Brass arrangements of Bach's choral works, Handel's triumphant "Messiah" and a selection of classic Christmas carols. $22-$44, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 12

</b>Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 14

</b>Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls Christmas Party & Open House. 12-2 p.m. Woods Community Center, 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke. corazonfoley@yahoo.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 18

</b>Vienna Boys Choir. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 19

</b>Vienna Boys Choir. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Monday/Dec. 27

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 28

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 29

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.