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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & 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/Jan. 13

</b>Preschool Storytime. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Storytime for age 4-5 with adult. Registration not required; tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event. 703-339-4610.

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

<b>Friday/Jan. 14

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 15

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

Outerloop Presents: Lakeview CD Release Show and More. 5 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.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.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 16

</b>Opening Reception for the Third Annual New Works: Faculty, Students & Staff Exhibition. 2-4 p.m. at the Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Original artwork created by The Workhouse Institute's faculty and students. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

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.

Annandale High School Choral Department presents Broadway Desserts. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Cultural Arts Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia. Broadway show tunes and desserts. $8-$20. 703-916-0232 or pam.odom@verizon.net.

<b>Monday/Jan. 17

</b>Annandale High School Choral Department presents Broadway Desserts. 7 p.m. George Mason University Cultural Arts Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia. Broadway show tunes and desserts. $8-$20. 703-916-0232 or pam.odom@verizon.net.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 18

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<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.

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.

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

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

<b>Thursday/Jan. 20

</b>Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. “The Hemingses of Monticello” by Annette Gordon-Reed. Discussion will continue at February meeting. Adults. 703-971-0010.

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

Lorton Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. “The Way Through the Woods” by Colin Dexter. Adults. 703-339-7385.

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

<b>Friday/Jan. 21

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 22

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

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.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 23

</b>Outerloop Presents: The End is Near Tour with I See Stars, Close Your Eyes, Abandon All Ships, Us and From Outside. 6 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $12 advance, $14 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. Devienne’s Quartet for Bassoon and Strings, Op. 73, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Joel Lazar, conductor. arsnovawashington@gmail.com.

<b>Monday/Jan. 24

</b>Teddy Bear Tales. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Age birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Frosty Mittens. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Wintry stories. Age 13-23 months with adult. Registration not required; tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Age 6-12 with adult. Register at 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 25

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Writers Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Review peers' works and receive in-depth feedback on your own. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 26

</b>Faculty Artist Series: Philippe Chao, Marcio Botelho and Patricia Parker. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy lively discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

One for You, One for Me. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and songs about sharing. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 27

</b>Bear Snores On. 2 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

“Annie.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $12. www.lbmusical.webs.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 28

</b>Mason Jazz Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

L.A. Theatre Works “The Real Dr. Strangelove”. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $18-$36, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Independent Living Project. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Fridays from Jan. 28-March 11. 703-249-1520.

“Annie.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $12. www.lbmusical.webs.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 29

</b>Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The German State Philharmonic, conducted by Philippe Entremont on its first tour of the U.S., performing Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, Op. 98. Entremont also joins Sebastian Knauer on piano for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, No. 10 in E-Flat major, K. 365. Tickets are $30-$60, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Brad Berlin Presents: Evolution and The Journey Tribute, plus Unforgettable Fire and The U2 Tribute. 8:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17.50 advance, $20 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

“Annie.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $12. www.lbmusical.webs.com.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 30

</b>Faculty Artist Series: Mira Yang, mezzo-soprano. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Apex Booking Presents: I Saw A Ghost and More. 4 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Monday/Jan. 31

</b>Faculty Artist Series: Harry Watters, trombone and Dr. Dickinson, trombone. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Baby Signing. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to sign words and letters. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 2 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Survival Tales. 4 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories of children surviving scary situations. Age 6-12. 703-339-7385.