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<b>Thursday/June 9

</b>Msanii, JoRob, EmCee the MC, MC Brooks, Dumi RIGHT, MR. FORGE, Laelo Hood, POETIC, D.Criminals, Cisco Kid, Bundles Maserati Young, Diggy Live!, C.M.A Honest Abe, Donnie Brasco and more. 6:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Meeting Room117W. Practice and improve your English with instructor Gloria Monick. Adults. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Facebook: What You Need to Know. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, Meeting Room 1/2. Lesley Lykins, a Navy lieutenant, will walk you through creating a profile on Facebook, setting your profile to properly protect your privacy and maximizing your use of Facebook. Bring your own laptop to maximize the training. Adults. Registration required. 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

<b>Friday/June 10

</b>City of Fairfax Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. A pops-style symphonic concert of light classical, Broadway, jazz, film, and marches presented as part of Fairfax County Park Authority’s “Braddock Nights.” Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Free. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Dixie Melody Boys. 7:30 p.m. Mount Calvary Community Church, 6731 Beulah St., Alexandria. Southern gospel. 703-971-0165 or www.mtcalvarycc.com.

<b>Saturday/June 11

</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. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Urban Art Film Series: Guerilla ART. 5 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The film portrays a new generation of street artists led by UK stencil artist Banksy. Adult content, mild nudity in art and strong language. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Apex Booking Presents: Lakeview and more. 2:30 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

SummerJam with Nipsey Hussle, RDC ENT, Juicy Slutty Boyz, Young Moe, E-Galotto, DJ Schemes, DJ Reece and more. 10 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Burke Centre Friends Mini Book Sale. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, Burke Centre Hall. Browse our mini book sale dedicated to children. All ages. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Tracing Burke’s History: A Dedication. 11:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library. Join Clara Barton, Silas Burke, Nutbrown Hare, and others as Burke Centre Library dedicates its historic Oak tree ring display. All ages. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Clara Barton-Red Cross Angel. 12:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library. Actress Mary Ann Jung presents her award-winning show about Clara Barton and the Civil War. All ages. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Wonderful Wild Creatures of Nature. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Burke Centre Book Burrow (Outdoor Space). Hidden Pond Nature Center program explores creatures native to Burke and Fairfax County. Ages 6-12. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Balloon Sculptures. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Burke Centre Book Burrow (Outdoor Space). Watch Mike Becvar twist balloons into animals and insects. Ages 2-12. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Silas Burke: Director of The Orange and Alexandria Railroad. 3 p.m. Burke Centre Library. Silas Burke discusses establishment of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Jon Vrana, describes Antebellum Fairfax County. Adults. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Conference Room. Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. 6500 Landsdowne Centre,

Alexandria.

<b>Sunday/June 12

</b>Quantico Marine Band Jazz Combo. 2 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Music including latin, swing, bossa nova, samba, blues, and jazz ballads. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Punch Drunk Poets, Ethan Douglas Band, Upper 90, Rogue Mind, Shrine, Allison's Degradation, Dhamma Etomi and more.7 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>TUESDAY/JUNE 14

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

Second Tuesday Book Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox- Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers, by John C. Waugh. July's book: Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation, by Sheila Weller. Visit the group’s blog at secondtuesdaybookgroup.blogspot.com. Adults. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

<b>WEDNESDAY/JUNE 15

</b>Paws For Reading. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Meeting Room 116K. Practice your reading skills with Courtney Shaffer and a therapy dog. Sign up starts 4 p.m. Ages 6-12. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Fun For Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, John Marshall Meeting Room. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 6209 Rose Hill Drive,

Alexandria.

Paws For Reading. 4:30 p.m. Burke Center Library, Meeting Room 116K. Practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog! Age 6-12. First come, first serve. Sign ups start at 4:00PM. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

<b>Thursday/June 16

</b>Fourth Annual Erin Peterson Golf Tournament. Westfields Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. Registration and breakfast 7 a.m., shotgun start 8 a.m.; cocktails 1 p.m., lunch and awards 1:30 p.m. $700/foursome, $200 individual. Register at 703-830-3795 or erinpetersonfund@yahoo.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Meeting Room 116k. Practice English with Gloria Monick. Adults. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Lorton Library Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, Lorton Meeting Room. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Adults. 9520 Richmond Highway,

Lorton.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Springfield Writers Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, Richard Byrd Conference Room. Share your work, give and receive feedback in a supportive setting. Adults. 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

<b>Friday/June 17

</b>Faster Pussycat, Baby Jayne and more. 8 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Age 21 and up. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, John Marshall Meeting Room. Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Registration required. Age birth-5 with adult. 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Lorton Library, Lorton Meeting Room. Bring a lunch and enjoy stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Registration required. 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton.

<b>Saturday/June 18

</b>Father's Day Weekend Train Display and Show. 1-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Northern Virginia NTrak will display running N-gauge trains. Adults $3, children $1. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

Urban Art Film Series: The Vinyl Frontier. 7 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A documentary film exploring the world of vinyl toys, with designers, collectors and toy producers. Adult content, mild nudity in art and strong language. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Otep, Blackguard, Destrophy, Sister Sin, One Eyed Doll and more. 6 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Paws to Read. 11: 15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Lorton Library, Lorton Meeting Room. Practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog.15-minute sessions available. Registration required. Age 6-12.

Summer Reading Program Kickoff. 12:30 p.m. Lorton Library, Lorton Meeting Room. Learn about the Summer Reading Program. Activities and prizes. All ages.

<b>MONDAY/JUNE 20

</b>Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Please join us for stories, songs and fingerplays! Age 2-5 with adult. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event, first come, first served. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

<b>TUESDAY/JUNE 21

</b>Play Ball. 2:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Meeting Room 116/117. Discover the science in sports. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Summer Reading Open House. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. School's out! Stop in to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and check out some books. Excellent reading selections and a little entertainment. Join us! Cosponsored by the Friends of Kingstowne Library. All ages. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

English Conversation Group. Richard Byrd Library, Richard Byrd Conference Room. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

<b>WEDNESDAY/JUNE 22

</b>Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, Richard Byrd Conference Room. Bring lunch and enjoy a lively discussion. Adults. 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Mutts Gone Nuts. 2:30 p.m. Lorton Library, Lorton Meeting Room. Jessie and James bring their playful dogs that catch Frisbees, jump rope, juggle and more. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration Required. 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton.

<b>THURSDAY/JUNE 23

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, Meeting Room 116K. Practice English with Gloria Monick. Adults. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

Play Ball. 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Discover the science in sports. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event; first come, first served. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, Kingstowne Meeting Room. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults. 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria.

Bubble Bath Bunny With Kamp Kreatures Puppets. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, John Marshall Meeting Room. Lots of fun as Eager Beaver tries to get his pet Magic Bunny to take a bath. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required. 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria.

Mutts Gone Nuts. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, Meeting Room 116/117. Jessie and James bring their playful dogs that catch Frisbees, jump rope, juggle and more. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event; first come, first served. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke.

<b>Friday/June 24

</b>Civil War Document Scanning: A Virginia 150th Anniversary Legacy Project. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Library of Virginia and their Civil War 150 Legacy Project would like to scan your letters or photographs from the Civil War Era for archival purposes. Free. Adults. Schedule an appointment with Linda Gifford at 703-324-8324 or Linda.Gifford@fairfaxcounty.gov. Appointments required.

<b>Saturday/June 25

</b>Civil War Document Scanning: A Virginia 150th Anniversary Legacy Project. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Library of Virginia and their Civil War 150 Legacy Project would like to scan your letters or photographs from the Civil War Era for archival purposes. Free. Adults. Schedule an appointment with Linda Gifford at 703-324-8324 or Linda.Gifford@fairfaxcounty.gov. Appointments required.

Cinema Under the Stars: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Pizza, snacks, drinks available for purchase at 7:30 p.m., film screening begins at 8:30pm. $5. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

King Kan, Soncier, PHZ-Sicks, High Off Life (H.O.L.), Jay Dollar, Shake, Mistaforty, Audra The Rapper and more. 7 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/June 26

</b>Cinema Under the Stars: Grease, the Sing A Long. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Music, lawn and board games. Pizza, snacks, drinks available for purchase at 7:30 p.m., film screening begins at 8:30pm. $5. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Canine Cruises. 6 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Cruise on the Park’s dog-friendly pontoon boat while your dog scans for ducks, geese, and other lake dwellers. $6 per person, no charge for the dog. One dog per person limit. Reservations and pre-payment required. 703-222-4664 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/.

Afton Shows Presents: Borderline and more. 7 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.