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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Oct. 28

</b>Tales from the Pumpkin Patch. 2 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories and activities celebrating the season. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

<b>Friday/Oct. 29

</b>The Jake Rihaly Haunted House 2010. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at 7213 Lamar Drive, Springfield. Recommended for age 10 and up. Free. www.alexanderrogge.net/hauntedhouse.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center, 5955 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 30

</b>Clifton Haunted Trail. 7-10 p.m. in Buckley Park, Clifton. Re-enactments, scary movie scenes and freighting lighting and props. Parents should accompany children along the trail. No flashlights permitted. Monster Movies Under the Stars, hayrides, hot apple cider, cookies and snacks. All proceeds go towards Save Clifton Elementary Project. $10. rossj@RuderFinn.com.

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association High School Marching Band Assessment, Northeast Division. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Marching bands and color guard units from 18 area high schools will perform. Tickets $5, $4 seniors and students. Food available for purchase. 703-455-4483 or marching.festival@wshs.org.

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

The Jake Rihaly Haunted House 2010. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at 7213 Lamar Drive, Springfield. Recommended for age 10 and up. Free. www.alexanderrogge.net/hauntedhouse.

30th Annual Ghost Train. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Moon bounce, cotton candy, carousel and more. The train travels along the tracks decorated with scenes of popular children’s stories. Train tickets $4.50, under age 2 free. Co-hosted by Northern Virginia Community College and Burke Lake Park, donations moon bounce and cotton candy will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project. 703-323-3230.

Fourth Annual Costume Halloween Run. 9 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road. Fairfax Station. Age 13 and older will walk or run the 4.7 mile lake trail starting at 9 a.m. Age 12 and under will walk or run to the dam and back for a total of 1 mile, starting at 9:15 a.m. Goodie bags and refreshments following the races. Costumes and reservations required. $10 age 12 and under, $15 age 13 and up. 703-866-0566.

Spanish Singer Buika. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A blend of jazz, blues and soul with gypsy rumba, Afro-Cuban music and flamenco. Pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $21-$42. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 31

</b>Safe Youth Coalition 5K Fun Run/Walk. 12:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. A family event aimed at encouraging healthy life choices. Children are welcome to wear costumes, but appropriate tennis shoes are recommended. The first three winners in each of the non-timed events will be recognized. Proceeds benefit the Safe Youth Coalition, a non-profit organization that works with Fairfax County Public Schools Lee, South County, Edison and Hayfield pyramids. Register at www.active.com.

30th Annual Ghost Train. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Moon bounce, cotton candy, carousel and more. The train travels along the tracks decorated with scenes of popular children’s stories. Train tickets $4.50, under age 2 free. Co-hosted by Northern Virginia Community College and Burke Lake Park, donations moon bounce and cotton candy will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project. 703-323-3230.

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.

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

The Jake Rihaly Haunted House 2010. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at 7213 Lamar Drive, Springfield. Recommended for age 10 and up. Free. www.alexanderrogge.net/hauntedhouse.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.