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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

<b>Friday/April 29

</b>"Dracula." 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $10 at lbtheatre.com. 703-426-1070.

"Odd Couple." 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The male version of the play, with Felix and Oscar. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

<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.

Kylie Minogue. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $55-$125, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.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.

Junior League of Northern Virginia Children’s Health Fair. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Kings Park Shopping Center, 8970 Burke Lake Road, Springfield. Fitness challenges, nutrition games, interactive booths, a drawing to win a Nintendo® Wii and Wii Fit and more. Exhibitors include Giant Food, Inova Health System, Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition, Anthem HealthKeepers, Let’s Dish, Nutrition Ammunition and TopKick Martial Arts. Free. 703-442-4163 or email kitk@jlnv.org.

Asthma Screening. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shoppers Food Warehouse, Lorton Marketplace, 9409 Lorton Market St., Lorton. Free screenings to identify people at risk for asthma and provide an opportunity for diagnosed asthmatics to talk with a specialist about their disease and how to keep symptoms under control. www.acaai.org or www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org.

"Dracula." 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $10 at lbtheatre.com. 703-426-1070.

"Odd Couple." 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The male version of the play, with Felix and Oscar. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

<b>Sunday/May 1

</b>Arc of Northern Virginia 33rd Annual Patriots’ Cup Corporate Challenge 8K Race. 9 a.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit people with disabilities in Northern Virginia. www.thearcofnova.org/events/patscup/.

Virginia chamber Orchestra "Grand Finale" Concert. 4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Elisabeth Adkins, Beethoven Violin Concerto. Seniors and groups $10-$12, adults $15-$18, students free. 703-758-0179 or www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.

"Odd Couple." 2 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The male version of the play, with Felix and Oscar. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

Springfield Art Guild. 2-4 p.m. Springfield Mall Community Room, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield. "Around Town in Spring," an exhibit of painting and photography. Light refreshments. 703-283-7264.

<b>Friday/May 6

</b>"Once Upon a Mattress." 7 p.m. New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players presents the story of the Princess and the Pea in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. www.NVPlayers.com or 703-866-3546.

<b>Saturday/May 7

</b>New Hope Housing, Inc. Fundraiser. 7 p.m. Waterford Reception, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield. South-of-the-Border style reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to benefit New Hope, providing transitional and permanent housing, support services and more for the homeless. $150 per person. 703-799-2293 ext. 727 or www.newhopehousing.org.

"Once Upon a Mattress." 7 p.m. New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players presents the story of the Princess and the Pea in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. www.NVPlayers.com or 703-866-3546.

<b>Sunday/May 8

</b>Operating Model Train Displays. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Potomac Module Crew, Monty’s Legos and N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

<b>Wednesday/May 11

</b>The Battle of Blackburns Ford, July 18, 1861: Prelude to First Manassas. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. With Manassas National Battlefield Park ranger and museum specialist Jim Burgess. Free and open to the public. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

<b>Friday/May 13

</b>Art & Design Senior Show Reception. 6-10:30 p.m. George Mason University School of Art, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Over 90 artists and performances by The Attractions, Ketura, Solace Sovay, Jelly Gums, Atlast and Stanley Cooley. Complimentary refreshments and food. Free admission and parking. dmoss@gmu.edu.

"Once Upon a Mattress." 7 p.m. New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players presents the story of the Princess and the Pea in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. www.NVPlayers.com or 703-866-3546.

<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.

2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Meet each building's featured artist, a reception in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. and more. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. More than 200 choristers, soloists and musicians performing Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." With Jeanine Thames, Janine Hawley, Fairfax Choral Society and The Reston Chorale. Pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. free to ticketed patrons. Adults $25 - $55, ages 6-18 $5. 888-945-2468.

Sesquicentennial Civil War Tour of Fairfax County. 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Beginning at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Civil War historian John McAnaw will lead the tour to earth works in Centreville, Mt. Gilead and more as well as a tour of Civil War weapons at the National Firearms Museum. Space is limited. $25 for Fairfax Station Railroad members, $30 non-members. 703-278-8833 or www.fairfax-station.org.

Fifth Annual Fair Lakes SpringFest. 1-4 p.m. in the General Dynamics’ parking lot, 12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Fair Lakes. An annual gathering highlighting local businesses, county agencies and community groups, such as Whole Foods Market, Bikes for the World, the Fairfax County Division of Solid Waste and more. Inflatable fun zone, petting zoo, face painting, community police and rescue vehicles and more. Children’s performances include "Rainforest Alive," featuring live animals at 1:30 p.m. and "Oh Susannah" interactive children’s music at 2:30 p.m. Bikes for the World will collect used bicycles to be cleaned and donated to people around the world. A donation of $10 is suggested to defray costs of shipping bicycles overseas. Free admission. www.fairlakes.com.

"Once Upon a Mattress." 7 p.m. New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players presents the story of the Princess and the Pea in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. www.NVPlayers.com or 703-866-3546.

<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.

Operating Model Train Displays. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Northern Virginia Ntrak members and N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

<b>Thursday/May 19

</b>39th Annual Clifton Charity Homes Tour and Marketplace. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tour Six Clifton Decorator homes, one an original log cabin dating back to the early 1800's on land that was part of the original land grants of Northern Virginia. Currently the cabin is used for offices and as a tasting room for the Paradise Spring Winery. Tour tickets $20-$25, single home admission $10. www.cliftoncwc.org or 703-322-1811.

<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.