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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 11

</b>Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony. 7 p.m. at Veterans Amphitheater adjacent to City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. 703-385-7850.

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.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

Ornamental Grasses. Amy Strunk, landscape designer with Merrifield Garden Center will present a seminar 10 a.m., at Merrifield Community Hall, 8014 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Strunk will go over the different varieties of ornamental grasses and show how to combine them with pansies, mums, ornamental cabbage and kale, and more to add a beautiful, seasonal touch to your landscape. 703-560-6222

Build the Lawn of Your Dreams. David Yost, a plant specialist with Merrifield Garden Center, presents a seminar on how to create a beautiful lawn. 10 a.m., at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-968-9600.

Lake Braddock Secondary 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.

West Springfield High School Personality Show Choir Car Wash. 12-4 p.m. at Rolling Hills Swim Club, 8301 Carrleigh Parkway, West Springfield. Get your car sparkling clean. 703-569-1495.

West Springfield High School Bands Tag Day. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Members of the WSHS Bands and Color Guard will visit homes within the WSHS pyramid to raise funds to support the WSHS band program. The band programs now provide music and performance training to more than 240 students. Individual band members make up most of the shortfall themselves by buying or renting instruments and by buying uniforms and paying uniform fees.

<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 Post 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.

Jackson Browne with David Lindley. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $50 in-house, $30 lawn. 703-255-1868 or www.wolftrap.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<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.

Read to the Dog. 7-8 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

<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.

Paws to Read. 4-5 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice reading with Ralph, a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session. Age 6-10 with an adult. 703-978-5600.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. This month the mother-daughter book discussion group meets with Calling All Guys, the boys' book discussion group. “From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E. L. Konigsburg. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories and activities for very young children. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities for your toddler and you. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Sing Them Home” by Stephanie Kallos. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<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.

Twilight Time. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about things that happen when the sun goes down. Pajamas and teddy bears optional. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<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.

<b>Friday/Sept. 17

</b>Luke Brindley CD Release and Chelsea Lee. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

ABBA: The Music. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $38 in-house, $25 lawn. 703-255-1868 or www.wolftrap.org.

Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 18

</b>Civil War Mosby Bus Tour. Meet 8 a.m. at Truro Rectory, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Visit Mosby’s grave, the Lottery Site, the Caleb Rector House, Mt. Carmel, Berryville and more. Return about 5:30 p.m. $65 Stuart-Mosby Historical Society members, $75 non-members. Contact Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984 or dhakenson@cox.net.

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

Used Book Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Proceeds benefit the Truro Church Library and partnering literacy ministries. 703-631-1275 or www.trurochurch.org.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. At Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Designer "Go Green" Dress Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School cafeteria, 10675 Fairfax Blvd. Fairfax. Purses, jewelry, accessories and pre-owned party attire. All proceeds benefit the PVI Cheerleading Squad. ekiley@paulvi.net.

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.

Fall into Fashion. 1-5 p.m. Grand Plaza, at the intersection of Monument Drive and Fairfax Corner Ave. Live entertainment, fashions from Fairfax Corner merchants and more. anitatriggs@gmail.com.

5-Mile Run/2-Mile Walk. 8:30 a.m. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the ROCKS, Inc. $20 members, $25 non-members. T-shirts for each registrant, awards for top finishers. www.therocksdc.org or 877-762-5732.

Golden Dragon Acrobats from China. 7 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets $15-$38. 703-255-1868 or www.wolftrap.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 19

</b>Used Book Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Reception, book signing and reading with poet Jeanne Murray Walker at 7 p.m. in the Truro Chapel. Proceeds benefit the Truro Church Library and partnering literacy ministries. 703-631-1275 or www.trurochurch.org.

An Evening with Preston Reed. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

All-Steinway School Celebration and Concert. 3 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Mason students perform solo piano music by Beethoven, Liszt, Albeniz, Granados, Debussy and Ravel. The world premiere of “Reminiscences” for solo piano by composer and Mason professor Mark Camphouse, a memorial tribute to Mason flute professor Judith Lapple by pianist and Mason professor Linda Apple Monson and more. Proceeds benefit the George Mason University School of Music Jean Carrington Cook Piano Scholarship Fund. $15 adults, $10 seniors. 703-993-8794.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel. 7 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,” Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, Op. 57 in F Minor and several works by the American composer Samuel Barber. Tickets $38, $30, $19. Youth through grade 12 half price. 703-993-8794.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Monday/Sept. 20

</b>Author Burras M. Carnahan. 7 p.m. Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Carnahan will discuss and sign his book, “Lincoln on Trial: The President and Southern Civilians.” Free. 703-591-0560.

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.

Reptile and Amphibian Critter Talk. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Naturalists from Hidden Pond Nature Center on reptiles and amphibians found in your backyard. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy. Play the game. Ages 6-14. 703-644-7333.

Old Town Hall Children's Performance Series. 10 a.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 21

</b>Author Trevor Owens. 7 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Owens will discuss and sign his new book, “Fairfax County,” based on a study and collection of vintage postcards of local landscapes and buildings. Free. 703-385-8414.

Abigail Washburn. 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.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “River of Doubt” by Candice Millard. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Woman Warrior” by Maxine Hong Kingston. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Kim by Rudyard Kipling. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 6:45 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “One of Ours” by Willa Cather. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 22

</b>Brendan James. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

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

Authors Michael Jawer and Esther Sternberg. 7 p.m. at Fall for the Book, George Mason University, Room 116 of the Robinson Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Sternberg, author of “Healing Spaces,” is an emotion researcher with the National Institutes of Health. Jawer, author of “The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion,” is an expert on environmental illness. They will address the brain/body basis of feelings about the location one is in. 703-849-9838.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jane Smiley. 12:30 p.m. in the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The author of “Private Life” will speak about her writing, and be available to sign books after her presentation. Free and open to the public. talford@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3274.

On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery. 12 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Author and editor Robert Poole discusses the history and saga behind Arlington Cemetery. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Slave Trade Memoir. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Thomas DeWolf is the author of "Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History". Adults. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Find out what's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.