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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/July 7

</b>Alte Kameraden. 8 p.m. Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Gemütlichkeit folk music, polkas, and festmusik. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Free. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Jammin Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 5. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Drop-In Story Hour. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Age 3 to 5 with adult. No registration needed. 703-293-6227.

Reptile Wonders. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Meet and learn about these animals with Reptile Wonders’ Nature Center on the Go. Age 6-12. 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.

National Symphony Orchestra: Tcheers for Tchaikovsky! 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With Pietari Inkinen, conductor, and Caroline Goulding, violin. The all-Tchaikovsky program includes Suite No. 1 from The Nutcracker and ends with the thunderous 1812 Overture. Tickets $20-52. www.wolftrap.org.

The Bob Gibson Big Band. 8 p.m. Old Country Buffet 9650 Main St., Fairfax. Vintage to modern jazz. 703-764-0708.

<b>Friday/July 8

</b>Jammin Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 5. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Stuntology. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sam Bartlett, musician, artist and author of Stuntology, presents pranks, tricks and stunts to amuse yourself and amaze your friends. 703-644-7333.

National Symphony Orchestra: Play! A Video Game Symphony. 8:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With Andy Brick, conductor. Accompanied by music from Super Mario Brothers, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, the Legend of Zelda, Halo, Battlefield 1942 and more, scenes from these video games projected onto massive screens. Tickets $20-52. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/July 9

</b>Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Play Ball. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Discover the science in sports. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Age 6-12. 703-293-6227.

Microsoft PowerPoint. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Learn how to put together an attractive presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. 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 your gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Wild Tails. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake 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. 703-978-5600.

National Symphony Orchestra: Three Broadway Divas. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With Emil de Cou, conductor, and Debbie Gravitte, Christiane Noll, and Jan Horvath. Broadway music from Gypsy, The Music Man, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Wicked, Mamma Mia! and Evita. Tickets $20-52. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/July 10

</b>Maps of First Bull Run Talk and Book Signing. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Civil War historian and author Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D., will discuss his book, The Maps of First Bull Run, followed by a book signing and sales. Gottfried’s book includes more than 50 full-color, original maps detailing military movements and landscape features of the July 21, 1861 Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run. Free. 703-385-8414.

He Is We, Ocean Grove and Andrew Allen. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Adventures of a White House Photographer & Photographing Roses. 2 p.m. Merrifield Garden Center,12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Tracey Attlee and Todd Smith will teach how to take the best rose pictures. Bring cameras and tripods. Pam1Powers@aol.com.

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

Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones, with The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn & The Village. 7 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The Acoustic Planet Tour 2011. $40 in-house, $25 lawn. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/July 11

</b>What in the World. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Magic and mystery from around the globe with magician Mike Rose. Age 6-12. 703-293-6227.

What in the World. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Magic and mystery with magician Mike Rose. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/July 12

</b>Soundgarden. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Frontman Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron are reuniting for a summer tour. Tickets $59.50, available at www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT. www.soundgardenworld.com or www.patriotcenter.

SteveSongs. 11 a.m. Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. For ages 2-10. 11AM. Sing and dance with "Mr. Steve," cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool show. $8 day pass (includes Baba Jamal Koram show at 10 a.m.), under age 3 free. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Operation Spycraft. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Linda McCarthy, CIA veteran, gives you a close-up look at the world of spies and the gadgets they use. 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.

The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen. 2:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Applause Unlimited presents “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelisa,” and “The Emperor's New Clothes” told with puppets and masks. All ages. 703-249-1520.

Let's Hear It For The Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. All girls book discussion group. Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay. Age 9-12 with adult female. 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. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/July 13

</b>SteveSongs. 11 a.m. Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. For ages 2-10. 11AM. Sing and dance with "Mr. Steve," cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool show. $8 day pass (includes Baba Jamal Koram show at 10 a.m.), under age 3 free. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Jammin' Beach Party. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Cody & Bj take you to a musical beach party with surfing, limbo, singing and dancing. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/July 14

</b>City of Fairfax Concert Band. 6:45 p.m. Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax. Classics, pops and marches especially for children with free ice cream and balloons, an instrument petting zoo and John Lyon on folk guitar. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Free. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Dean’s Big Ol’ Gay 50th Birthday with Jimmy Gnecco, The Blackjacks, Struan Shields and The Independent. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

SteveSongs. 11 a.m. Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. For ages 2-10. 11AM. Sing and dance with "Mr. Steve," cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool show. $8 day pass (includes Baba Jamal Koram show at 10 a.m.), under age 3 free. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Water, Water Everywhere. 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.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice English and improve your English speaking skills. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Reptile Wonders. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Meet and learn about these animals with Reptile Wonders’ Nature Center on the Go. Age 6-12. 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.

<b>Friday/July 15

</b>The Damnwells. 7 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Roots and blues music. 703-324-SHOW.

The Dinobabies. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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.

SteveSongs. 11 a.m. Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. For ages 2-10. 11AM. Sing and dance with "Mr. Steve," cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool show. $8 day pass (includes Baba Jamal Koram show at 10 a.m.), under age 3 free. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Lighting the Lamp Within. 11 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Reading and book signing with Jyoti Sondhi, author of “Lighting the Lamp Within.” Adults. 703-644-7333

<b>Saturday/July 16

</b>First Blood: Battle of Blackburn’s Ford. 2 p.m. Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Mark Trbovich, President of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table, will give an illustrated talk on Blackburn’s Ford, a Civil War battle that took place July 18, 1861 on the Prince William-Fairfax County boundary, as Union and Confederate armies were converging on Manassas Junction. Free. 703-591-6728.

Latin Pop Rock group Maná. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $55-$91, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.mana.com.mx.

Rocknoceros presents The Hometown Debut of “Colonel Purple Turtle.” 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

SteveSongs. 11 a.m. Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. For ages 2-10. 11AM. Sing and dance with "Mr. Steve," cohost of the PBS KIDS preschool show. $8 day pass (includes Baba Jamal Koram show at 10 a.m.), under age 3 free. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. 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 your gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/July 17

</b>Northern Virginia NTRACK. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Members will have a display and N gauge trains running. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

Nikka Costa (full band). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

NOVA–Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Ernst Community and Cultural Center, NOVA College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Broadway and popular melodies, light classics and more. Featuring the children’s work “The Adventures of Stormalong,” an American folk hero known as the Captain of the Seven Seas. Adults $15, seniors and teens $10, children free. 703-569-0973.

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

<b>Monday/July 18

</b>The Chapin Sisters. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Jammin' Beach Party. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Cody & Bj take you to a musical beach party with surfing, limbo, singing and dancing. All ages. 703-249-1520.

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/July 19

</b>Circus in a Suitcase. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Ringmaster Harold Wood becomes a magician, juggler, clown and more right before your eyes. All ages. 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 Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. 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. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Reptile Wonders. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Meet and learn about these animals with Reptile Wonders’ Nature Center on the Go. 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/July 20

</b>Blame Sally, Cindy Lee Berryhill and Rebecca Pronsky. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Operation Spycraft. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Linda McCarthy, CIA veteran, gives you a close-up look at the world of spies and the gadgets they use. Age 12-18. 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.