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Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton & Springfield 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/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.

Paul Merklein Draws Great Big Faces. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Fast, fun caricature drawing workshop. Age 12-18. 703-978-5600.

Lunchtime at the Movies. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring lunch and watch movies based on children's books. Call for titles. Age 1-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

“Guys and Dolls.” 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical comedy set in Depression-era New York. Tickets $20-$80. <a href="http://www.wolftrap.org" target="_blank">wolftrap.org</a>.

<b>Friday/Aug. 12</b>

Movies Under the Stars. 7:30 p.m. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Family-friendly movies shown every Friday. 703-250-9181, tty 711.

Dan Navarro at 7 p.m., followed by Tyler Bryant at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

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

7: The Capital Focus Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Jazz concert. Free.

The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Applause Unlimited presents “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor's New Clothes” told with puppets and masks. All ages. 703-293-6227.

“Guys and Dolls.” 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical comedy set in Depression-era New York. Tickets $20-$80. <a href="http://www.wolftrap.org" target="_blank">wolftrap.org</a>.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 13</b>

The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

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

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice. 703-293-6227.

Meet the Harleys! 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Get a close-up look at real Harleys, have your photo taken and meet the people who ride them. Harleys will be on parking deck G2. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association answers gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Applause Unlimited presents “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor's New Clothes” told with puppets and masks. All ages. Register at 703-978-5600.

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.

“Guys and Dolls.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical comedy set in Depression-era New York. Tickets $20-$80. <a href="http://www.wolftrap.org" target="_blank">wolftrap.org</a>.

Football 101 for Women. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Learn chalk talk, drills, and positions. $20 including lunch and tee shirts. <a href="http://www.paulvi.net/football101" target="_blank">paulvi.net/football101</a>.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 14</b>

Fairfax on the Eve of the Civil War. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. With living history presenter Jon Vrana and his portrayal of Col. Silas Burke. The namesake of present-day Burke was a large Fairfax landowner and promoter of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in the 1850s. Free. 703-385-8414.

The Dear Hunter, Deas Vail and O'Brother. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1-4 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

World Champion Wushu Kungfu Show. 3 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

With more than 20 of the world's top professional Wushu /Kungfu athletes and masters. Ticket holders may attend the pre-show news conference and meet actor and former Wushu Kungfu National Champion Jet Li, 2-2:45 p.m. 703-978-7905.

“Guys and Dolls.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical comedy set in Depression-era New York. Tickets $20-$80. <a href="http://www.wolftrap.org" target="_blank">wolftrap.org</a>.

<b>Monday/Aug. 15</b>

An Evening With The Young Dubliners. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy by playing the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 16</b>

Be Your Own Boss. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Mike Rose shows you how to make money by starting a small business. Age 12-18. 703-293-6227.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Legal Limit by Martin Clark. Adults. 703-978-5600

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. My Life in France by Julia Child. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 17</b>

Pizza with Everything. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and finger plays. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Bedtime Stories: Favorite Things. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bedtime stories, songs and activities. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 18</b>

Pizza with Everything. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and finger plays. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

Lunchtime at the Movies. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring lunch and watch movies based on children's books. Call for titles. Age 1-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Aug. 19</b>

Jammin Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 5: Finals. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Bluegrass music concert. Free.

Andrew Acosta String Band. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Folk and bluegrass music. Free.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 20</b>

DC Fest with Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. 3 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Also with by Kutless, Big Daddy Weave, Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets and Jonny Diaz. Tickets $15-$99, available at <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com" target="_blank">ticketmaster.com</a> and 703-573-SEAT.

<a href="http://www.patriotcenter.com" target="_blank">patriotcenter.com</a>.

Big O and Dukes Live. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

An Enchanted Evening of Dance. 7 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Chinese folk dance, presented by the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe. Tickets $10-$30. 571-306-2889 or <a href="http://www.FCDTdance.org" target="_blank">FCDTdance.org</a>.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Brass Quintet. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association answers gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance at 8 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Couples and singles welcome. Admission $5-$12. <a href="http://www.nvcwda.org" target="_blank">nvcwda.org</a> or 703-860-4941.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 21</b>

Northern Virginia NTRAK Display with Running Trains. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $3 for adults, $1 for children. <a href="http://www.fairfax-station.org" target="_blank">fairfax-station.org</a> or 703-425-9225.

The Third Annual Tri-Fire Kids Race. 9 a.m. Mosby Woods Pool, 3136 Plantation Parkway, Fairfax. For age groups 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, and will have appropriate distances for each- swim, bike, run. <a href="http://www.teamtrifire.org" target="_blank">teamtrifire.org</a>.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1-4 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 23</b>

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 25</b>

An Evening with The Greencards. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

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

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. 703-644-7333.

Tales for Twos: Dog Days. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about puppy dogs and their antics. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Aug. 26</b>

Movies Under the Stars. 7:30 p.m. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Family-friendly movies shown every Friday. 703-250-9181, tty 711.

Joe Pernice. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

The City of Fairfax Band “Alte Kameraden” German Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Road, Springfield. Traditional German music. Free.

No Second Troy. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Indie/pop/rock concert. Free.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 27</b>

The Military Bugle during the Civil War and the Origin of the Call ‘Taps’. 2 p.m. Historic Blenheim Estate, Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The trumpet became a symbol for mounted rifles in the early nineteenth century, and the bugle as a symbol for infantry during the Civil War. The field music of fifers, drummers and buglers was necessary for telling the time of duties in camp and guiding the actions of troops in battle. By the end of the war the bugle had replaced the fife and drum as the primary signaling instrument in the United States military. Jari Villanueva will demonstrate many of the bugle calls and explain their usage during the war, and discuss the origin of the call, performance practices and more. 703-591-0560.

Ben Tufts and Friends: Craig Tufts Memorial Fundraiser. 4 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

The Pietasters and The Thrilltones. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

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Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice. 703-293-6227.

Microsoft Excel. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Introduction to creating spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association answers gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Fairfax High School Varsity Dance Team Third Annual Golf Tournament. 12:30 p.m. Penderbrook Golf Club, 3700 Golf Trail Lane, Fairfax. $440 per foursome or $125 single player, including buffet dinner and prizes. Proceeds help pay for new uniforms, competition fees and the team’s trip to UDA Nationals. McGintyfamily@cox.net.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 28</b>

Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. With Jammin’ Java’s Songwriters Circle featuring Shane Hines, Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco and Luke Brindley. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

<b>Monday/Aug. 29</b>

Andy Davis and Josh Hoge. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 30</b>

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 31</b>

You Are Not Alone Tour: Hawthorne Heights and ViFolly. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" taget="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>

Drop-In Story Hour. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Storytime for age 3 to 5 with adult. 703-293-6227.