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Spring Fun & Entertainment

<b>Friday/April 8

</b>Youth Coffeehouse. 7:30-9 p.m. The Youth Ministry at Clifton Presbyterian Church hosts its second coffeehouse, which features musical acts from local high-school students and will include refreshments and prizes. Anyone wanting to participate should contact Matt at mwbrooks01@yahoo.com or 703-266-0128. Admission is free, but a small cash donation or nonperishable food item for WFCM would be appreciated. The church is located at 12748 Richards Lane, Clifton.

<b>Saturday/April 9

</b>Volunteers For the 23rd Annual Watershed Clean-Up. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Clean the park and surrounding roadways. All ages welcome. Meet at the marina to sign in and receive an assignment. Dress for the weather and wear clothes and sturdy shoes that can get muddy. To be held rain or shine. 703-569-0285 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink.

Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Springfield Petsmart, 6535 Frontier Drive, Springfield. Meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Volunteers will be available to help potential adopters and answer any questions on the dogs. www.cockerspanielrescue.com or 703-533-2373.

<b>Sunday/April 10

</b>Artists’ Reception. Belnavis Art Gallery presents "In Bloom" an exhibition celebrating the beauty of spring. This exhibition feature five local artists — Jamaliah Morais, Matthew Johnston, Natalie shudt, Terry Anstrom and Marni Maree, all using different mediums to capture springtime. Opening reception is 1:30-4 p.m., at Belnavis Art Gallery, 6208 Rolling Road, Springfield. www.belnavisart.com. Exhibition runs through May 10.

<b>Thursday/April 14

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

<b>Friday/April 15

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

"Honk!" 7:30 p.m. Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. The musical story of the Ugly Duckling. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and children. akberting@fcps.edu.

<b>Saturday/April 16

</b>Funatical: Taking Comedy to the Extreme! 7:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. An intercultural, interfaith comedy tour that breaks stereotypes and bridges gaps between Muslims, Jews, Christians and other faiths. Proceeds benefit the Nooristan Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides support for charitable and educational projects in Afghanistan. $25-$40. www.funaticalcomedy.com.

Gallery After Hours: Ballroom Social Dance. 7:30 p.m. Gallery W-16, Second Floor, Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Ballroom dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. 7 p.m. Ballroom mini-lesson, with a focus on Foxtrot, $5. Dance tickets $18-$20 per couple. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

"Honk!" 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. The musical story of the Ugly Duckling. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students and children. akberting@fcps.edu.

<b>Sunday/April 17

</b>Northern Virginia NTrak Display. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Operating display of N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 chuldren. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

<b>Tuesday/April 19

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

<b>Wednesday/April 20

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

Applause Unlimited Puppets. 11 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Travelin’ Jack & Company with classic American folktales. All ages. Register at703-451-8055.

<b>Friday/April 22

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

<b>Saturday/April 23

</b>Holiday Hunt Easter Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m. South Run RECenter, 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield. For ages eight and under. Easter egg hunt and face painting, pictures with the "Bunny" and arts and crafts. $10 per child. Register at South Run RECenter or 703-866-0566.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For preschoolers to sixth graders. 703-971-5151 or www.franconiaumc.org.

Springfield Festival and Egg Hunt. 1-3 p.m. Cotton candy, popcorn, moonbounces, Easter egg hunting and more. The church is located at 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. 703-451-2375.

<b>Sunday/April 24

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

<b>Friday/April 29

</b>"The Odd Couple," both male and female versions, 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Mature themes; not recommended for those under 13. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Saturday/April 30

</b>Women Supporting Women Family Fun Fest. 1-5 p.m. Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter, 13000 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Music, crafts, shopping, refreshments, silent auction, raffles and more. All proceeds will benefit Artemis House, formerly the Fairfax County Women’s Shelter. Rain date May 14. brandland@mac.com.

Northern Virginia Chapter, International Plastic Modelers Society. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Road, Fairfax. Museum quality scale models, modeling contest, vendors, raffle prizes, Make & Take event for children, doll houses, Lego, Ho & N Scale model Railroads, radio control models, lectures by area historians and more. Food concession on site. $8 adult, $10 entire family. www.novaipms.org.

Fairfax CASA Run for the Children. 8:30 a.m. Fairfax Courthouse. 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 10K and 3k. Food, prizes and entertainment for runners and spectators. Runners will help raise awareness for the CASA program while also raising money to support the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers from the community to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. $25-$30. Register at www.fairfaxrunforthechildren.com or 301-871-0400.

"Wizard of Oz." 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $15 at www. Robinsondrama.org.

"The Odd Couple," both male and female versions, 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Mature themes; not recommended for those under 13. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Sunday/May 1

</b>"Wizard of Oz." 2 p.m., at Robinson Secondary, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $15 at www. Robinsondrama.org.

"The Odd Couple," both male and female versions, 2 p.m., at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Mature themes; not recommended for those under 13. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Thursday/May 5

</b>"Wizard of Oz." 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $15 at www. Robinsondrama.org.

<b>Friday/May 6

</b>"Wizard of Oz." 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $15 at www. Robinsondrama.org.

"The Odd Couple," both male and female versions, 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Mature themes; not recommended for those under 13. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Saturday/May 7

</b>"Wizard of Oz." 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $15 at www. Robinsondrama.org.

"The Odd Couple," both male and female versions, 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Mature themes; not recommended for those under 13. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Sunday/May 8

</b>"The Odd Couple," both male and female versions, 2 p.m., at Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Mature themes; not recommended for those under 13. www.wtwdrama.org.

<b>Saturday/May 14

</b>Franconia in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Two days of history, music, artifacts and information relating to the Franconia area during the Civil War, with artisans, historians and authors from Franconia and Fairfax County. Period music by elementary school groups. Adults $5 for both days, age 62 and up and age 14-18 $2.50, under age 14 free. dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984.

<b>Sunday/May 15

</b>Franconia in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Two days of history, music, artifacts and information relating to the Franconia area during the Civil War, with artisans, historians and authors from Franconia and Fairfax County. Period music by elementary school groups. Adults $5 for both days, seniors and ages 14-18 $2.50, under age 14 free. dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984.

<b>Thursday/May 19

</b>39th Annual Clifton Charity Homes Tour and Marketplace presented by Clifton Community Woman's Club. Homes Tour: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Marketplace: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance tickets $20, day of tour tickets $25, single home admission $10. For location of ticket sales and more information, go to www.cliftoncwc.org.

<b>Saturday/May 21

</b>Ladies Auxiliary Spring Craft Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lorton Volunteer Fire Department in the Bingo Hall, 7551 Armistead Road, Lorton. Bake sale, jewelry, pottery, art, children’s items, clothing, photography and more. Proceeds support the Lorton Volunteer Fire Department. www.lortonvfd-auxiliary.com.