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Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton & Springfield Calendar

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 4

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice English with other adults. 703-249-1520.

Science Rocks with Flumpa and Friends. 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Music, science and movement with Wendy and Flumpa, the tree frog. All ages. 703-339-4610.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Aug. 5

</b>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Classical music concert. Free.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 6

</b>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Musical duet. Free.

Wild Tails. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Wildlife Ambassadors bring animal guests to explore how these animals use their tails to communicate, climb, protect themselves and more. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 7

</b>Artists’ Reception. 2-5 p.m. The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit “reLeaf: An Exploration of Leaf and Tree Forms” features copper works by Anne Jordan of Fairfax and mixed media by Elisabeth Hudgins of Arlington. 703-494-0584 or www.theartistsundertaking.com.

Nitehawks Swing and Gregg Smith. 2 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Big band dance arrangements, jump and jive tunes, ballads and rock & roll. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Stars on Sunday and Art Under the Arches. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. View the Explorers Visual Arts Campers' artwork on display around the quad archways from 12-5 p.m. Listen to big band swing, rock and roll and Broadway music from 1:30-5 p.m. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

<b>Monday/Aug. 8

</b>Jammin' Beach Party. 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Cody & Bj take you to a musical beach party with surfing, limbo, singing and dancing. All ages. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 9

</b>Manga Drawing Workshop. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Art League instructor, Dana Yang, teaches basic manga drawing techniques for character facial features. Art supplies provided. Age 13-18. 703-249-1520.

Conversations with the Director. 7:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Meet Sam Clay, Director of Fairfax County Public Library, and share your view of what the future should hold for the library system. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 10

</b>Civil War History of the Hunter Mill Road Corridor. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. With forum speaker Jim Lewis, a historian, tour guide and member of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table. Free. 703-425-9225.

Lyuti Chushki. 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Bulgarian folk music. Free.

Fun for Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

English Conversation Group. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O'Brien. Meet next door at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults (KNCAA.) Adults. 703-339-4610.

Read with Me. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Join us for a special storytime with activities. Age 1-2 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Science Rocks with Flumpa and Friends. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Music, science and movement with Wendy and Flumpa, the tree frog. All ages. 703-451-8055.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 11

</b>Science Rocks with Flumpa and Friends. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Music, science and movement with Wendy and Flumpa, the tree frog. All ages. 703-249-1520.

Science Rocks with Flumpa and Friends. 2:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Music, science and movement with Wendy and Flumpa, the tree frog. All ages. Register at 703-971-0010.

Paul Merklein Draws Great Big Faces. 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Fast, fun caricature drawing workshop. Age 12-18. 703-339-4610.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Social Media: What You Need to Know. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Lesley Lykins will walk you through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Friday/Aug. 12

</b>The United States Navy Band “Commodores.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Jazz concert. Free.

The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Applause Unlimited presents “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor's New Clothes” told with puppets and masks. All ages. Register at 703-339-7385.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 13

</b>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.

Alexandria Scottish Rite Centennial Event. 6 p.m. The Alexandria Scottish Rite Temple, 1430 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. With political satire performed by The Hexagoners. $20 per person including dinner. 703-998-9044.

The Great Zucchini. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Show of magic and comedy. Free.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. 703-339-4610.

Circus in a Suitcase. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Ringmaster Harold Wood becomes a magician, juggler, clown and more right before your eyes. All ages. 703-451-8055.

NOVA Coalition of Labor Union Women is hosting the first in a series of free workshops on issues important to working women. You and Your Money: Financial Literacy for Women. 10-11:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Light refreshments will be served.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 14

</b>Quantico Marine Jazz Orchestra and Vienna-Falls Chorus. 2 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

<b>Monday/Aug. 15

</b>Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 17

</b>Creation's End, Seven Kingdoms, Widow, Artizan and more. 6:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

The United States Navy Band “Country Current.” 7:30 p.m. Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Country music. Free.

English Conversation Group. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Beach Party. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Books, songs and activities set in the sand. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 18

</b>Lionheart, I Declare War, Molotov Solution, Armor for the Broken and more. 5 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $12 advance, $14 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice English with other adults. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Call for title. Adults. 703-971-0010.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Lorton Library Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum. Adults. 703-339-7385.

Springfield Writers' Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. 703-451-8055.