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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Friday/July 1

</b>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.

Mamma Mia! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical, based on the songs of ABBA. Tickets $20-$80. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/July 2

</b>The Choir Boys at 6:30 p.m., followed by The Resistance at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance lesson at 8 pm. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Mamma Mia! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical, based on the songs of ABBA. Tickets $20-$80. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/July 3

</b>Mamma Mia! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The musical, based on the songs of ABBA. Tickets $20-$80. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/July 4

</b>City of Fairfax Independence Day Celebration. Beginning at 10 a.m. Featuring a parade and carnival in Old Town Fairfax, and music and fireworks at Fairfax High School. 703-385-7858 or www.fairfaxva.gov.

* Carnival. SunTrust Bank parking lot, 4020 University Drive, Fairfax. Enjoy carnival rides and activities from 12-8 p.m. Fees may be associated with rides and activities.

* Independence Day Parade. Beginning at 10 a.m. at 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. The parade loops around downtown Fairfax, along Chain Bridge Road, Main Street, University Drive and Armstrong Street. With the Eastern High School Marching Band from Washington, D.C. and Buffalo High School Marching Band from Buffalo, Minnesota. Other parade entries include many large inflatable parade balloons.

*Old Fashioned Fireman’s Day. 12:30-5 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive. Watch area fire companies compete using firefighting and emergency techniques and equipment. Food, beverages and games available.

*Evening Show and Fireworks. 7-10:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Live music and dancing to classic rock band Leggz, The City of Fairfax Band performing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, fireworks choreographed to music, and a finale performance by Leggz, featuring a tribute to Elvis and Neil Diamond. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Rain date for the fireworks only is July 5.

* Historic Open Houses. Several historic properties will be open to the public, including the Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center at10209 Main St. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Ratcliffe-Allison House at10386 Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

* Shuttle bus service for the parade runs from 8:30-10:30 a.m. from George Mason University, Woodson High School and Fairfax United Methodist Church. Shuttles will return spectators to these locations until 1:30 p.m. For the evening show and fireworks, shuttle buses will be available from Woodson High School from 6-9:15 p.m. and after the fireworks until 11 p.m. Limited public parking will be available at Fairfax High School. For the parade, disabled parking is available at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, and City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. For the evening show, disabled parking is available at Fairfax High School.

<b>Tuesday/July 5

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

<b>Wednesday/July 6

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

<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.

<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.

<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 & Todd Smith will teach how to take the best rose pictures. Bring cameras and tripods. Pam1Powers@aol.com.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.