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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/Sept. 3

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

<b>Saturday/Sept. 4

</b>Workhouse Arts Center Centenial Celebration. 1-8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Artist demonstrations on the Quad, a Kid Zone Open House and the opportunity to visit with more than 100 studio artists as they work in their studios and the Classical WETA Players and musician Chuck Brown. Free admission, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit to the Lorton Arts Foundation, Inc. 703-584-2900.

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

<b>Sunday/Sept. 5

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

<b>Monday/Sept. 6

</b>11th Annual Clifton Labor Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Clifton. Live music at The Barn, 7139 Main St. Gypsy Sons, Shirkaday, Slider and The Lost Highway Band to perform from 12-5 p.m. This is an open car and bike show. All proceeds to benefit local charities. Car Show registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration at gate $15. 703-830-2129, jcchesley@aol.com or 703-595-0395.

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.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 7

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

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 8

</b>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>Friday/Sept. 10

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

<b>Saturday/Sept. 11

</b>Workhouse Art Guild Exhibition and Reception. 6-9 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Meet the artists and learn more about their work. Free. Exhibition open Sept. 8-Oct. 3. 703-584-2900.

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

West Springfield High School Bands Tag Day Fund-raiser. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Members of the Lake Braddock Secondary School Band will be canvassing homes in their district in full uniform for their annual Tag Day fund-raiser. Band members will be accepting tax-deductible contributions to help support band activities for the coming year. TagDay@lbband.org.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 12

</b>South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce 10K Race. 8 a.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Register for the 10K Race on a USATF-certified course with electronic chip timing, or a 1 Mile Fun Run for all age groups. Free and open to the public, with exhibits, music, games, a moon bounce, health screenings and nutrition counseling. The South County Secondary School Athletic Boosters Club and Parent, Teacher, Student Organization will receive all profits. southfairfaxchamber.org.

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

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>Tuesday/Sept. 14

</b>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>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>Friday/Sept.17

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

<b>Saturday/Sept. 18

</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.

Gallery After Hours: Art Out Loud. 7 p.m. In the Performance Tent, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The drawings of Workhouse Studio Artist, Mary Gallagher Stout and the eclectic alternative rock of Big Green Cherry. 703-584-2900.

Miss Greater Springfield Princess, PreTeen and Teen Competitions. 1:30 p.m. at Greenspring Village Square Auditorium, 7440 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Competition open to girls age 5-17. Tickets $12. 703-690-1203 or www.missgreaterspringfield.com.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 19

</b>Poetic Art Exhibition and Reception. 2-4 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The work of art will inspire the poet's words, or the poem will inspire the artist's creation. Free. Exhibition remains open through Oct. 10. 703-584-2900.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program 30th Anniversary Jubilee and Clifton's Peachy Keen Day. 4-6:30 p.m. at Trummers on Main, Clifton. Tickets $60. Register at www.nvtrp.org/jubilee.

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

<b>Monday/Sept. 20

</b>Bee-Bim Bop! 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs for ages 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 22

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

<b>Thursday/Sept. 23

</b>Friends of Burke Centre Book Sale. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Authors Sandra Burt and Linda Perlis. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. The authors of Fodor’s Washington, D.C. with Kids and Raising a Successful Child. Books available for sale and signing. 703-249-1520.