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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Hardanger Violinist Loretta Kelley. 8 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax City. Sponsored by Sons of Norway, Wash. Lodge. Old Norwegian troll stories and songs. lokiviking@yahoo.com or 703-243-5770.

<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.

Adopt-A-Lab Day. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Petco, 9230-B Old Keene Mill Road Burke. Meet Labs of all ages and colors available for adoption and talk to volunteers who can help you choose one for your family. 703-455-2007 or www.lab-rescue.org.

<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.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Golf & Tennis Charity Classic. 10:30 a.m. at International Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Benefit for "Healthy Weight Programs for Families & Children" at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Cocktail reception, silent auction and awards dinner. Contact Elizabeth Willett at 703-391-3869 or Elizabeth.Willett@inova.org.

<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.

<b>Thursday/Sept. 23

</b>Mark Olson CD Release and Vandaveer. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

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.

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>Wine Tasting to Support Historic Blenheim. 5:30-9 pm. at Historic Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Historic Fairfax City Inc.’s ''Taste of the Vine,'' with Virginia wines from Old House and Loudoun Valley Vineyards plus hors d’oeuvres. Live music and a silent auction. Proceeds support restoration of Historic Blenheim, a nationally recognized site of the best preserved Civil War inscriptions. Free parking. $50 per person. Reserve at GauthierMary@msn.com or 703-272-7719.

Dia, Mista Forty and Socz. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Regional Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Art, history, cooking, gardening, home schooling, reference, fiction, children’s books, CDs, audiobooks and more. 703-293-2132.

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

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

Fairfax High School 75th Anniversary Celebration. 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Homecoming parade at 4:15 p.m., Guided tours of the high school at 5 p.m., Rebel Spirit Tailgate and pre-game activities at 5 p.m., Homecoming game kick-off at 7 p.m., Post-game fireworks and festivities at 9 p.m. and Reception at the Army-Navy Country Club at 9:30 p.m. 703-219-2203.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 25

</b>Mock Emergency Volunteers Needed. 9-11 a.m. at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Volunteer Fairfax, the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, and the Fairfax County Health Department will be testing their Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) plans, which assign volunteers to the needs of emergency response and recovery specialists. No prior training is needed and there are no physical limitations prohibiting participation for ages 14 and up. Participants will be asked to provide general feedback and suggestions afterwards. ciluser@fairfaxcounty.gov.

ARTS by George! Benefit with Joel Grey. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With a 20-piece orchestra and music by Kander and Ebb, Irving Berlin, Billy Joel and more. Tickets $30-$60, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

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

Caroline Herring at 7 p.m., Jason Reeves and Trent Hancock at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Regional Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Art, history, cooking, gardening, home schooling, reference, fiction, children’s books, CDs, audiobooks and more. 703-293-2132.

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

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.

NephCure Walk. Registration 8 a.m., walk begins at 8:30 a.m. 4245 Summit corner Drive, Fairfax. 1K walk, silent auction, raffle, entertainment, children’s games and more. Proceeds benefit The NephCure Foundation, to support research on the kidney diseases Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, improve treatment and find a cure. 703-476-2803 or curtnik@aol.com.

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.

Bicycle Safety Clinic. 2-3 p.m. at 6400 Nativity Lane Burke. A Fairfax County Policeman and a Registered nurse will speak about the safe way in which to handle a bicycle. For ages 7-11 with adult. Free. gsbikesafety@gmail.com.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 26

</b>Virginia Chamber Orchestra 40th Anniversary Season Opening Concert. 4 p.m. at Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Themes from the British Isles, including "Enoch Arden" by Richard Strauss in the premiere of an arrangement for chamber orchestra by Music Director Emil de Cou. Tickets $10-$15, students free. 703-758-0179.

BlackDiamondSkye, Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $49.50-$59.50, available at ticketmaster.com. www.livenation.com.

Joe Brooks. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Regional Library Book Sale. 1-3 p.m. at 10360 North Street, Fairfax. $5 per bag. 703-293-2132.

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. 27

</b>Math, Music & Mayhem Tour with Score 24 and Eleventyseven. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred at 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 28

</b>Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesianna Band. 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.

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.

Kings Park Friends Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Join our Friends group for their monthly meeting. 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.

Tales for Twos: Fall Into Colors. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, rhymes and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 29

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

<b>Thursday/Sept. 30

</b>Visual Voices Lecture Series: Yee-Haw Industries, 32 Flavors of Gravy. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley. 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.

Kid Science: Air Around Us. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, discussion and experiments about the air surrounding us. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Oct. 1

</b>Madison Masters 2010 Mark McGinly Memorial Golf Tournament. 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start at Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmormoral Greens Ave., Clifton. $150 in advance, $175 at the door. www.madisonmastersgolf.info.

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