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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Thursday/July 21

</b>African Folktales. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Bright Star Theater presents African tales. All ages. 703-339-7385.

Beach Jewelry. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Use elements such as natural stone, beach glass, shell and wood to create island jewelry. Age 12-19. 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. 703-339-4610.

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.

<b>Friday/July 22

</b>African Folktales. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bright Star Theatre presents African tales that have been passed down for generations. All ages. 703-451-8055.

<b>Saturday/July 23

</b>8th Annual Asian Food and Tennis Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With 35 multi-cultural food and 150 product vendors. Four showcase villages, Heritage India, Wow Philippines, Image of China and Amazing Thailand. Free admission. info@asianfestivaldc.com.

Meridian. 4 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Contact Info@outerlooppresents.com to play. All ages. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. www.jaxxroxx.com.

African Folktales. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Bright Star Theatre presents African tales that have been passed down for generations. All ages. 703-339-4610.

Workhouse Film Institute with Clifton Film Fest. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Creative and thought-provoking independent films by local filmmakers, students and adults. $5. <a href="http://www.workhousearts.org">WorkhouseArts.org</a>

<b>Sunday/July 24

</b>Eighth Annual Asian Food and Tennis Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With 35 multi-cultural food and 150 product vendors. Four showcase villages, Heritage India, Wow Philippines, Image of China and Amazing Thailand. Free admission. info@asianfestivaldc.com.

Northern Virginia Archers Field Target Course. 9 a.m. 10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station. 3D Hunter course. Tournament scoring. $8 per person. <a href="http://www.northernvirginiaarchers.org">northernvirginiaarchers.org</a> or 703-250-6682.

<b>Monday/July 25

</b>Johnny Reb and Billy Yank. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Hwy., Lorton. Storyteller Gary Lloyd shares true tales from both sides of the Civil War. Cosponsored by the Erie and John Hopkins Educational and Charitable Trust through the Fairfax Library Foundation. Age 6 and up. Free. 703-339-7385.

<b>Wednesday/July 27

</b>Stuntology. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Sam Bartlett, musician, artist and author of Stuntology, presents pranks, tricks and stunts to amuse yourself and amaze your friends. 703-971-0010.

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

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

<b>Thursday/July 28

</b>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.

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

<b>Friday/July 29

</b>Stuntology. 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Sam Bartlett, musician, artist and author of Stuntology, presents pranks, tricks and stunts to amuse yourself and amaze your friends. 703-339-4610.

<b>Saturday/July 30

</b>Cocker Spaniel Adoption Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Alexandria Hybla Valley Petsmart, 7690 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Volunteers will help potential adopters find a good match and answer questions. Sponsored by Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 703-533-2373 or www.cockerspanielrescue.com.

Charity’s Law Benefit & Fundraiser For Hope & Faith. 4 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. With Krass Judgement, Hatred, Twisted Tower Dire and more. All ages. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or <a href="http://www.jaxxroxx.com">jaxxroxx.com</a>.

Stuntology. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Sam Bartlett, musician, artist and author of Stuntology, presents pranks, tricks and stunts to amuse yourself and amaze your friends. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 3

</b>Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. 7 p.m. Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Bluegrass. 703-324-SHOW.

<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. <a href="http://www.workhousearts.org">WorkhouseArts.org</a>

<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.

<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. <a href="http://www.workhousearts.org">WorkhouseArts.org</a>

<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 <a href="http://www.jaxxroxx.com">jaxxroxx.com</a>.