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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 2

</b>Momix: Botanica. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $23-$46. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild Fall Festival Showcase. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Sixty juried artisans, including Annandale artists Howard Stelzer’s metal jewelry, Audrey Lewis Stelzer’s knitted and crocheted items, Diane Yim’s quilted wearables and tote bags, Kareen Wulie’s fabric tote bags and purses. Veta Carney’s dichroic glass and gemstone jewelry, Roz Swartz Williams’ mixed media jewelry, Tyler Kulenguski’s wire-wrapped mobiles and Liz Burrows’ pottery. Admission $3. www.nvhg.org.

The 72nd Annual Potomac Rose Society Rose Show. Open to the public 1-6 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free admission. Exhibitors must place rose specimens by 9:30 a.m., judging follows. Consulting Rosarians on duty to answer questions. 301-869-4948 or kay.george@verizon.net.

Community Yard Sale. 7 a.m.–1 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Concessions will be available. ls@thedownesco.com.

West Springfield High School Spartanfest and Arts/Crafts Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Arts and crafts, silent auction, food, activities, entertainment and more. All PTSA proceeds will help fund the teacher grant programs. Free admission. fourcarlins@verizon.net.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 3

</b>Momix: “Botanica”. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $23-$46. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild Fall Festival Showcase. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Sixty juried artisans. Admission $3. www.nvhg.org.

Third Annual Cockayne Syndrome Butterfly Walk. 8:30 a.m. at Fairfax Multiplex Theater, Grand Common Ave., Fairfax. Proceeds benefit research into the genetic disorder Cockayne Syndrome. 703-636-8303.

The 72nd Annual Potomac Rose Society Rose Show. Open to the public 12-4 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free admission. Consulting Rosarians on duty to answer questions. 301-869-4948 or kay.george@verizon.net.

Dr. Michael Wesch. 4:30 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, Robinson B, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The World Remixed: How New Media Mediate Our World, on the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. cte.gmu.edu/events.

Taste of the Elks. 9 a.m. at Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Tent sale, pancake breakfast, food from the grill, wine tasting, martial arts, Thai food, music and more. Food collection for local food banks. 703-849-1282 or smmueller@cox.net.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 4

</b>Fairfax Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol Open House. 7 p.m. at American Legion Post #177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Watch cadets in action and a marching demonstration, see the gear ground teams use to locate missing aircraft and people, learn about radio communications and emergency services, Aerospace Programs and more. 703-200-9725 or www.fairfaxxcap.org.

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

Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild Arts and Crafts Fair. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community Annandale Campus, Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. nvhg.org.

City of Fairfax Legacy Golf Tournament. 12:30 p.m. at Army-Navy Country Club, Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, to open in 2011 at Van Dyck Park. Register at 703-385-7858 or www.legacyforfairfax.com.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 5

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

<b>Friday/Oct. 8

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

<b>Saturday/Oct. 9

</b>Seventh Annual American Freedom Festival. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Featuring Hank Williams Jr, Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford and Josh Thompson. Tickets $27-$131.50, available at ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. americanfreedomfoundation.org or www.patriotcenter.com.

Salutes! 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. American Festival Pops Orchestra features works by John Williams, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Marvin Hamlisch. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $23-$46. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

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