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Burke, Fairfax Bulletin Board

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<b>Saturday/June 25

</b>Bereavement Workshop: "Journey through Grief." 2 p.m. Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Registration required at 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.

<b>Sunday/June 26

</b>Burke Historical Society Meeting. 4 p.m. The Silas Burke House, 5641 Burke Centre Parkway. Burke. wizet@cox.net.

<b>Saturday/July 9

</b>Obon Festival. 5:30-9 p.m. Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lake Haven Lane in Fairfax Station. Japanese folk dancing, taiko drumming, Hawaiian music and hula dancing performances, a candle illumination ceremony, children’s games and crafts, and traditional Japanese food dishes. Temple tours and short lectures on Buddhism. Japanese and American food and drinks available for purchase. Free admission. www.ekoji.org.

<b>Thursday/July 21

</b>Are You 50 or Better? 12 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Lunch N’ Life, sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. With author and historian Don Hakenson on "Little Known Civil War Fights in Fairfax County." $8. 703-323-4788 or www.fairfax-burkesc.org.