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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Wednesday/Oct. 6

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 7

</b>Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: "Funeral For A Gangster.” Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Doors open 6 p.m., dinner served 6:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m. Tickets $10. akberting@fcsp.edu or apnotes@msn.com.

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

<b>Friday/Oct. 8

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 9

</b>Flu Shot Clinic. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Franconica United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria. $30, Medicare Part B is accepted. This year, a single vaccine will protect against both seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses. To request a specific time, contact admin@franconiaumc.org or 703 971-5151.

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.

Breakfast With The Birds. 8-11 a.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Search with a guide for eagles, waterfowl, hawks and other birds at Lake Accotink Park. Warm up with hot coffee and muffins at the visitor center after the walk. Free. Adults. Register at 703-569-0285 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink.

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/Oct.10

</b>44th Annual Clifton Day Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the town of Clifton. Crafts vendors with jewelry, furniture, fine arts, antiques and more. Live music and dance, pony rides, facepainting, Civil War reenators, carnival games and rides and more. Oktoberfest area with beer and bratwurst. Free admission. www.cliftonday.com or 703-968-0740.

Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Meet the Artist Reception. 1-4 p.m. at Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. "Seasons Change", original paintings by Jewell Pratt Burns. Gallery open Monday- Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. 703-573-0669.

Marcolivia. 6 p.m. at Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The violin and violin/viola duo of Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff. Tickets $10-$25. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 12

</b>Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Book discussion group for girls and their moms. Diary of Ma Yan. Age 9-11. 703-249-1520.

Second Tuesday Book Group. 6:45 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. secondtuesdaybookgroup.blogspot.com. 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.

Finding Your Fit on the Roller Coaster of College Admissions. 7:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Author and educational consultant Julia Ross will teach students and parents how to identify the colleges best able to meet individual academic, social, athletic and financial needs. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 13

</b>Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Early Literacy Storytime for Parent and Preschooler. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Storytime focusing on one of the six pre-reading skills and how to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Ages 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

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. Swan Peak by James Lee Burke. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults (KNCAA.) Cosponsored by KNCAA. 703-339-4610.

Hola! 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 14

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

<b>Friday/Oct. 15

</b>Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 16

</b>Canoe the Marsh With a Naturalist. 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, Gunston Road, Lorton. Age 16 and up. $25 per person. Reserve at 703-528-5406.

AppleFest. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Silverbrook United Methodist Church, 8616 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Yard sale, bake sale and chicken B-B-Q lunch. All proceeds used to send local needy kids to summer camp. 703-690-4159 or silverbrook-umc.org

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

<b>Sunday/Oct. 17

</b>Vipay Dashami (Dushehra) Mela: Triumph of Good Over Evil. 4-7 p.m. at Durga Temple, 8400 Durga Place, Fairfax Station. Cultural program, food, boutique, jewelry and more, followed by Ravan Dahan and Garba. 703-690-9355 or www.durgatemple.org.

Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Monday/Oct. 18

</b>St. Bernadette School PTO Golf Outing. 11:30 a.m. at Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Prizes, Raffles, Range Balls, Gifts, and refreshments and dinner. $185. Proceeds to be used for art room restoration. 703-451-9969.

Book Bunch. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Book discussion and book-related activities. Title: “Julian, Secret Agent” by Ann Cameron. Ages 7-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Bears, Bears, Bears. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 13 to 23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Sign up online or call to register for one 15-minute slot. Register at703-339-4610.

Amazing Amphibians: The Hidden World of Frogs and Toads. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Meet and learn about the frogs and toads living all around us. Presented by the staff of Hidden Pond Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-451-8055.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 19

</b>Sleepytime Stories. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Songs and books about bedtime. Pajamas welcome. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Kristin Levine. 6 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Local author Kristin Levine will talk about her book The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had. Age 8 and up. 703-971-0010.

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 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/Oct. 20

</b>Teen Read Week: Crime Scene Investigation. 4 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. How good are your skills of observation? Learn first-hand as the Fairfax County Police Department presents "hands-on" investigation techniques. For ages 13-18. Register at 703-339-7385 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

P.A.L. Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session at703-249-1520.

Fun for Twos and 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.

Pigeon Madness. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.