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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Sept. 9

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

<b>Friday/Sept. 10

</b>Ninth Annual Springfield BridgeWalk. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay invites residents, businesses and other community members to the Ninth Annual Springfield Community BridgeWalk. Participants will march over Veterans Bridge in the heart of the Springfield revitalization district. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2010/9th-annual-springfield-bridgewalk-sept10.htm

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.

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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

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>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>Monday/Sept. 13

</b>Book Bunch. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Join us for a book discussion and book-related activities. Call for title. Ages 7-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

My Colorful World. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and fun. Age 24 months-5 years with adult. Registration not required. 703-339-4610.

<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.

Second Tuesday Evening Book Group. 6:45 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy” by Jostein Gaarder. 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/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.

Fun for Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Ages 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.

Silly Animals. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 16

</b>Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “Persuasion” by Jane Austen. Adults. 703-971-0010.

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

Springfield Writers' Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Lorton Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. Adults. 703-339-7385.

<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.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Age 0-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Woof, Woof: Doggie Tales. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Age 13-23 months with adult. Registration not required. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Register for one 15-minute slot. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 21

</b>Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Evening stories and activities. Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. Age 1-5 with adult. Registration not required. 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/Sept. 22

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

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

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

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy lively discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<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.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Frog Prince. 6:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Kaydee Puppets present "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Frog Prince" All Ages. 703-971-0010.

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

Fall Into Giving breakfast hosted by Our Daily Bread, Inc and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to help businesses located throughout Fairfax County become involved in helping struggling families in the community. Fairfax County Board Chairwoman Sharon Bulova (D-At-large) to speak. Admission: $25 gift card to grocery or discount store, to be donated to families in ODB’s Holiday Program. 7-9 a.m. at Rowland Conference Center, Fairfax County Department of Health, 10777 Main St., third floor. RSVP to info@ccfc.org. For information call 703-273-8829 or visit www.our-daily-bread.org.

<b>Friday/Sept. 24

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

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

<b>Saturday/Sept. 25

</b>Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine. 7:30 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. 703-584-2900.

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

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

<b>Sunday/Sept. 26

</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.

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

Elisabeth von Trapp Concert. 7 p.m. at Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. The granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, with a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Broadway, Schubert to Sting. 703-971-5151 or www.franconiaumc.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 27

</b>Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Register for one 15-minute slot. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 28

</b>Sweet Dreams. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Nightime stories and songs. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Lorton Community Action Center Tutor Orientation Meeting. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. To volunteer as a tutor or for more information, call 703-339-5161 ext. 12 to register. Adults.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 29

</b>Falling Leaves. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Autumn stories, songs and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.