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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Jan. 6

</b>Elizabeth and The Catapult, The Last Monarchs and Cecelia Jeffrey. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Batty Encounters. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about bats. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Jan. 7

</b>The Michael Clem Trio and Peyton Tochterman. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

U.S. Navy Concert Band. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Professional Bull Riders Tour. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $20-$65. Age 2-12 years old and excluding top price seats $10. Available through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 8

</b>The Independent EP Release and The Wave Exchange at 6:30 p.m., Pandamonium Dance Party with Dirty Steeeve, Santi and Ypset at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

U.S. Navy Band Commodores. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Professional Bull Riders Tour. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $20-$65. Age 2-12 years old and excluding top price seats $10. Available through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

Singer-songwriter Tom Chapin. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Read to the Dog. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. Reserve at 703-644-7333.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 9

</b>Meet The Doggetts “The Sweet Retreat.” 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

U.S. Marine Band. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Monday/Jan. 10

</b>Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle IV. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Book Buddies. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Beginning readers practice their reading skills with a young adult volunteer. Age 5-9 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Marvelous Mittens! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and activities about mittens and winter weather. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Animal Tales. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Stories and fun about animals. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 11

</b>Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle IV. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for ancestors using the library's genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Adults. 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.

Paws to Read. 4 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice reading with Ralph, a trained therapy dog. 6-10 with adult. Register at 703-978-5600.

Let's Hear It For The Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. All girls book discussion group. Scat by Carl Hiaasen. Age 9-12 with adult female. 703-978-5600.

Kid Science: Some Like It Hot. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about hot and cold, and how temperature changes things. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “The Death of Vishnu” by Manil Suri. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 12

</b>Robinson DECA Fifth Annual Fashion Show. 7 p.m. Robinson High School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. A fashion show based on music. Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 703-426-2303 or SNHinkhouse@fcps.edu.

Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle IV. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Things That Go. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Book Bingo. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Gently used book prizes to treasure. Age 6-12. 703-293-6227.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 13

</b>International Guitar Night. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With Clive Carroll, Alexandre Gismonti, Pino Forastiere and International Guitar Night (IGN) founder Brian Gore. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle IV. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Things That Go. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Tales for Twos: HiBURRnation. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about animals in winter. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Jan. 14

</b>The OK Corral CD Release. 6:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 15

</b>Sing Me Insomnia and Struan Shields at 6 p.m., JAMuary, Box & Won, Venise and Empuls at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With violinist Chee-Yun and works by Bernstein, Walton and more. Tickets $25-$55, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance 8 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. Couples and singles welcome. $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

UFC Superstar Shane Carwin. 12-4 p.m. Max Muscle Fairfax, 10694 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Free and open to the public. Carwin will sign autographs and discuss getting fit. fairfax.maxmuscle.com/about.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 16

</b>Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Gauge Train Display (G Gauge). 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Members will have running train displays. Adults $3, children $1. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 18

</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.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “When Will There Be Good News?” by Kate Atkinson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. A Mercy by Toni Morrison. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 19

</b>Paws for Reading. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. Register at 703-249-1520.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 20

</b>Warm Up to a Good Story. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Water for Elephants” by Sarah Gruen. Adults. 703-293-6227.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 22

</b>Perú Negro With Eva Ayllón: “Festejo.” 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A group of more than 30 dancers and musicians performs the rhythms, sounds and movements propagated along Peru’s coast by African slaves, joined by singer Eva Ayllón. Tickets $23-$46, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Microsoft Access. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Introduction to creating, modifying and mastering databases using Microsoft's Access program. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 23

</b>Music Through An Artist’s Eyes. 2:30 p.m. Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. A free organ recital and reception in conjunction with a juried art exhibition. www.providencechurch.org/music_arts.