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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Sept. 2

</b>Thee Original Judge, D-Madness, Open 24, MOJO and Lucky Dub. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>FridaySept. 3

</b>Future, Mantras and Among Criminals. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 4

</b>The Downtown Fiction, Struan Shields and New Crystal Dolls. 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 5

</b>Jammin’ Java’s Songwriters’ Circle: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Sept. 6

</b>Third Annual Doggie Splashdown at Fairfax Swimming Pool. Fairfax Swimming Pool, 4200 Roberts Road, Fairfax. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the dogs can jump in the pool the pool beginning around 7:15 p.m. A donation of $5 per canine will be collected at the gate. All dogs must be accompanied by their owners. Because young children will be present and the pool is open to FSP members for swimming until 7 p.m., all dogs must be kept on leashes until the event begins. betsyd@fairfaxpool.com or 703-273-1432.

Labor Day Picnic. St. Mary's Historic Church at the intersection of route 123 and Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Mass at 10:30 a.m. with blessing of tools, backpacks, lap tops and more. Picnic 12-5 p.m. Chicken dinners $8. Food, ice cream, games, rides, crafts raffle, bingo and more. Free admission. 703-978-4141.

Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 7

</b>Zeroshift, Black Dog Prowl, One Ton Wonton and Pollock. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 8

</b>Jonathan Mudd and Drew Gibson. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

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

Meet the Harleys! 6 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Get an up-close look at real Harleys, have your photo taken with a Harley and meet the people who ride them. Harleys will be on parking deck G2. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Peek-a-Boo! 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Simple stories and rhymes for ages 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 9

</b>Life Rocks! Benefit Concert to Support Youth Suicide Prevention. With Berret & Harrison and Reedo. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Visual Voices Lecture Series: Syllabus and Course Organization. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. This series hosts visiting artists and designers who will speak about their work, art and design. Free and open to the public. 703-993-8898.

<b>Friday/Sept. 10

</b>Dreaming Of Eden, Madrone and Get Up Texas at 6 p.m., SNRG Fireday at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Movie and Orchestral Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Grand Prix Lightweight MMA Tournament. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. An eight-man, single-elimination tournament taking place in one night. Tickets $24-$350, available at tickemaster.com.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 11

</b>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra 54th Season Opening. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With music director Christopher Zimmerman and pianist Philippe Bianconi, performing Tchaikovsky’s Tempest Fantasy-Overture, Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3. Pre-concert discussion free to ticketed patrons at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$55, available at 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com.

Marc Anthony Live. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $79-$129, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT. www.marcanthonyonline.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

National Capital Model Soldier Society 49th Annual Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at NoVA Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Model soldiers by US and foreign artists, sci-fi/fantasy crafters, plastic modelers, and vendor tables with figure kits, toy soldiers, Russian-painted figures, fantasy figures, plastic models, military history books and more. Adults $7, children under 12 free. 571-203-0945 or www.ncmss.org.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Movie and Orchestral Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

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

Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers, Half Brother, Shrine Of The Silver Monkey and Rocknoceros Family Happy Hour at 1 p.m., drumfish CD Release at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Friends of the Virginia Room Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. U.S. history, biography and Virginia-related topics. 703-293-6227.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 12

</b>History of The Pentagon. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Book talk and signing by Steve Vogel, military reporter for The Washington Postm who has written a history of the military complex from its construction during World War II to its rebuilding after the Sept. 11 attack. Free. 703-385-8414.

Congenital Heart Walk at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Registration at 9 a.m., Walk at 10 a.m. A joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation. www.congenitalheartwalk.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 13

</b>Matt Hires and Wakey!Wakey! 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Finding Your Fit on the Roller Coaster of College Admissions. 7:15 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. College admissions and educational consultant Julia Ross, on how to identify colleges that meet the needs of your child. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 14

</b>Krista Detor and Kenny White. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

SmartMarkets Weekly Farmer’s Markets. 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the corner of Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway in Fairfax Corner. Every Tuesday through Oct. 26. www.smartmarkets.org.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Topic of Discussion to be announced. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Book discussion group for girls and moms. Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree by Lauren Tarshis. Age 9-11. 703-249-1520.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 15

</b>Constitution Day Program with Frank J. Williams. 12:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. The former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court is a leading scholar on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, and the author of several books on Lincoln. attalford@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3274.

Peter Bradley Adams and Matthew Perryman Jones. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

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 with a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session. 703-249-1520.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 16

</b>The Pimps of Joytime and Mojo. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Falling for Stories. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Women of the Silk” by Gail Tsukiyama. Adults. 703-293-6227.