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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

To have community events listed, send to south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

<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.

VMA Night At Jammin’ Java featuring Gil Parris, the Chapel Square Combo and VMA faculty performers. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<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.

Howie Day. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<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.

Girl Scout Troop 4913 Multi-Family Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Rain or shine. Sue.Newman@QinetiQ-NA.com.

Jer Coons, Seth Glier and Jesse Ruben at 6 p.m., Pandamonium Dance Party with Ypset and Dirty Steeeve at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<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.

City of Fairfax Fire Benevolent Fund 5k Run/Walk. 8:30 a.m. at Fairfax City Fire House #403, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. $25. 703-537-0632.

Crash Boom Omar CD Release Show, Stacy Clark, Lehi, The Baby Grand and David. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<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.

Lights Over Paris, Hollywood Heartthrob and Litchfield. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 5

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

Nathan Angelo, Todd Carey and Andrew Hoover. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 6

</b>American Association of University Women/ Fairfax County Chapter Book & Author Luncheon. 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. $38 includes lunch. Proceeds benefit college scholarships for area women at George Mason University and NOVA. Reserve at 703-978-3258 or suzanne070946@mac.com.

Todd Wright and Tony Alany. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 7

</b>Kim Richey and Mando Saenz. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 8

</b>Tyrone Wells, Andrew Belle and Crown Point. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

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

<b>Saturday/Oct. 9

</b>34th Annual City of Fairfax Fall Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street, Fairfax. Arts and crafts, food, live music and entertainment and more. The Kitty Pozer Garden will host the 4th Annual Art in the Park, featuring local sculptors. Children can watch and learn the craft of sculpting. www.fairfaxva.gov.

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.

Buskin & Batteau at 7 p.m., Mambo Sauce and The Five One at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 10

</b>Global Awareness Work Party Day. 2-4 p.m. Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club present “Rediscovering the Future: Native American Perspectives on the Survival and Prosperity of the Planet”. Led by traditional teacher and story teller Elhorn Vaughn. anneathomas@verizon.net.

Fairfax Jubil-Aires Song Fest. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. A men’s barbershop chorus started in 1953. Take a guided tour of the temporary exhibit City of Fairfax: Celebrating the Arts. Free. 703-385-8414.

Drumming for the Song featuring Ben Tufts, Brian Shanley & Mike Smirnoff at 2 p.m., Pegi Young at 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 12

</b>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.

Fives, Make Love & War, ZeroShift and Grand Revival. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 13

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

The Sweetback Sisters and Tommy Rueckert. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 14

</b>The Alternate Routes, Barefoot Truth and The Kin. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 15

</b>The Virginia Opera: Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

David Choi at 7 p.m., Charlie Mars and Tejas Singh at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 16

</b>25th Annual Lake Braddock Arts & Crafts Showcase and Silent Auction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Handmade jewelry, decorative items, personalized gifts, quilts and knits, pottery, woodcrafts, photography, artwork and more. Food available for purchase. Admission $3, seniors 65+ $2, under age 18 free. Proceeds support PTSA activities and teacher mini grants. www.lbssptsa.org.

Comedian Seth Meyers. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $25, available through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

String Quartet Brooklyn Rider. 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20-$40. Works by traditional and contemporary classical composers. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. 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.

7th Annual Truro Preschool and Kindergarten 5K and 1M Family Fun Run. 8:30 a.m. at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax City. Registration $5-$20. www.truropreschool.org or 703-691-1006.

Jammin’ Java A Capella Music Fest featuring Sonos, Snowday, Euphonism, Vox Populi and The Chromatics at 4 p.m., Neon Hitch, Benny Blanco, Viking, Powerlaces and DJ Lova at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance at 8 p.m.. open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Admission $5-$12. Snacks and drinks available. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 17

</b>“The Capitol Steps.” 7 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $28-$35. Order tickets online at www.fxplayers.org, or mail check made out to “FHS Theatre Boosters” to the school.

The Virginia Opera: Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” 2:30 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Rock & Roll Flea Market. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Admission $1-$4. New, used and vintage music gear, memorabilia and accessories. Drinks and snacks available. www.rockfleamarket.com.

Bell X1 and James Vincent McMorrow. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.