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Fairfax Station, Lorton,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/June 23

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

Play Ball. 2:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Discover the science in sports. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Age 6-12. Tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event; first come, first served.

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

Bubble Bath Bunny With Kamp Kreatures Puppets. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Eager Beaver tries to get his pet Magic Bunny to take a bath. All ages. Registration required.

Mutts Gone Nuts. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Jessie and James bring dogs that catch Frisbees, jump rope, juggle and more. Ages 6-12. Tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event; first come, first served.

<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 begins at 8:30 p.m. $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.

Occoquan River Conservation Day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton. Family-friendly recreational activities including paddling, fishing, geocaching, hiking, prison tours and more in Occoquan Regional Park, Lake Ridge Park, Belmont Bay, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center and others. The "Miss Rivershore" boat will offer a free water taxi service between the town of Occoquan and Occoquan Regional Park. www.owlva.org or 703-690-2121.

<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 begins at 8:30 p.m. $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.

The Brethren. 6:30 p.m. Westwood Baptist Church, 8200 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. A men’s vocal ensemble, presenting music ranging from gospel to doo wop. Free. 703-503-2259.

Women in Jazz Scholarship Concert. 4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Lena Seikaly. $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $7 with student ID. jazztothebone@gmail.com.

<b>Monday/June 27

</b>Mutts Gone Nuts. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Jessie and James bring dogs that catch Frisbees, jump rope, juggle and more. Ages 6-12.

Read to the Dog. 2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Call to register for one 15-minute slot. Age 6-12 with adult. Registration Required.

<b>Tuesday/June 28

</b>Mutts Gone Nuts. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Jessie and James bring dogs that catch Frisbees, jump rope, juggle and more. Age 6-12.

What in the World. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Magic and mystery from around the globe with magician Mike Rose. Age 6-12. Registration required.

<b>Wednesday/June 29

</b>English Conversation Group. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English.

<b>Thursday/June 30

</b>African Connection Relief Event (A.C.R.E.) Concert featuring Banky W., Wizkid and Naeto C. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $39-$109, available at www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. www.acreconcert.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

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

Circus in a Suitcase. 2:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Ringmaster Harold Woods becomes a magician, juggler, clown and more. All ages. Register all children and adults.

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

Mutts Gone Nuts. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Jessie and James bring dogs that catch Frisbees, jump rope, juggle and more. Age 6-12.

Operation Spycraft. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Linda McCarthy, CIA veteran, gives a close-up look at the world of spies and the gadgets they use. Age 12-18. Registration required.

English Conservation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Center Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice English with others and improve your English speaking skills. Adults.

<b>Friday/July 1

</b>This or The Apocalypse, Affiance, Last Chance to Reason, Deception of a Ghost and more. 5 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/July 2

</b>Arts & Stripes: The Workhouse Salutes the Military and the Arts. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Interactive art demonstrations, youth and family activities, picnic food and drinks available for purchase and more. Free and open to the public, $5 suggested donation to benefit the Lorton Arts Foundation. 703-584-2900 or www.WorkhouseArts.org.

* Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. in Gallery W-16 on the second floor. The show will include art work from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Air Force Art Program, Combat Paper Project and more. From on-site sketches done while imbedded with our troops, to studio finished paintings, combat artists show the work of war in action and during "down" time.

* The New Dominion Choraliers perform at 4 p.m. in the Festival Tent on the Quad.

* U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) will give the keynote address at 4:30 p.m.

* The Navy's jazz ensemble, the Commodores, perform at 7 p.m. in the Festival Tent on the Quad.

<b>Saturday/July 9

</b>Cocker Spaniel Adoption Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Springfield Petsmart, 6535 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 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.

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.