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Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton & Springfield Calendar

<b>Thursday/March 10

</b>Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $25. cfa.gmu.edu.

Paws for Reading. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

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

<b>Friday/March 11

</b>Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions. Tickets $34-$79, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.Celticwoman.com.

Kix and more. 8 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Age 21and up. $27 advance, $30 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $30. cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/March 12

</b>Second 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.

Jimmy Lange Boxing. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $35-$500, through www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT.

Northern Virginia's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Directed by Jim Carroll, with percussionist Joe McCarthy, percussionist Roberto Quintero and jazz vocalist Sara Jones. Brazilian bossa nova, Argentine tango, Afro-Cuban beats from Harlem and more. $20-$40. Tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 2 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $25. cfa.gmu.edu.

Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 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 be available to help potential adopters and answer any questions on the dogs. www.cockerspanielrescue.com or 703-533-2373.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49,000. 703-451-8055.

Paws to Read. 11 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. 15-minute sessions available. Age 6-12. 703-339-7385.

Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Gems and finds for all readers. All ages. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49,000. 703-339-4610.

Newington Forest Knights vs. Silverbrook Seahawks. 4:30 p.m., at South County Secondary, 8501 Silverbrook Road Lorton. Half time games, prizes, concessions and more.. $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Contact Newington Forest PTA at brigid1@cox.net or Silverbrook PTA at jenderasmo@aol.com.

<b>Sunday/March 13

</b>Young Artist Competition Finalist Recital. 7 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Blvd., Fairfax. Northern Virginia’s most talented high school instrumentalists compete for a $2000 scholarship to further their musical education in a free public recital as part of the City of Fairfax Band’s Young Artist Competition. Application materials are available at www.fairfaxband.org. Free. 703-757-0220.

Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show. 1 p.m. VFW Post 1503, A Hall, 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City. $15, includes lunch and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Cancer Aid and Research. www.vfwpost1503.org.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: "Northern Stars." 7 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Works by Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Johannes Brahms and more. $19-$38. Tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 4 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $25. cfa.gmu.edu.

Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 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 be available to help potential adopters and answer any questions on the dogs. www.cockerspanielrescue.com or 703-533-2373.

<b>Monday/March 14

</b>Can You Hop Like a Bunny? 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and activities about rabbits. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 2 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Who's Hiding in That Shell? The World of Turtles. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Learn about turtles and see some found in local neighborhoods. Presented by the staff of Hidden Pond Nature Center. 703-451-8055.

Silly Goose. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories and fun about birds. Age 24 months-3 years with adult. Registration not required, tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 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. 703-339-4610.

Book Bunch. 3:30 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Children’s book group. Call for title. Age 7-8 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Tuesday/March 15

</b>Classic Tales with a Twist. 2 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. New versions of familiar classic tales. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults practice and improve their English. 703-451-8055.

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Evening stories and activities. Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/March 16

</b>The Frogs are Hopping at Hidden Pond. 4:30 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Listen to frog sounds and see what they look like up close in their natural habitat. This program is suited to three to six-year-olds. $4 per child. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or 703-222-4664.

My Shirt Is Best. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities about clothing. Age 2-4 with adult. 703-339-7385.

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

<b>Thursday/March 17

</b>Kataklysm, All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave, Abysmal Dawn and more. 5:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $15 advance, $17 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Further. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Tickets $49.50. Charge at 800-551-SEAT or www.livenation.com. www.furthur.net.

Paws for Reading. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

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.

Lorton Library Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. Adults. 703-339-7385.

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

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Adults. 703-971-0010.

<b>Friday/March 18

</b>"Design for Murder." 8 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. A murder mystery by George Batson. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.acctonline.org.

"I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning." 8 p.m. Clifton Dinner Theater, Clifton Town Hall, Clifton. A murder-mystery comedy. $30. Cliftontheatertickets@gmail.com.

<b>Saturday/March 19

</b>Arts and Craft Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Garfield Elementary, 7101 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. More than 65 vendors selling handcrafted items, children's craft activities and raffle. Free admission. 703-866-5523.

Artists’ Reception for "Lighthouses in Two Dimensions." 3-6 p.m. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Watercolors by Alex Wisniewski of Oakton, and woodturning and woodburning by Bob Horowitz of Falls Church. The exhibit will be open March 7-April 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 703-494-0584 or www.theartistsundertaking.com.

"Design for Murder." 8 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. A murder mystery by George Batson. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.acctonline.org.

"I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning." 8 p.m. Clifton Dinner Theater, Clifton Town Hall, Clifton. A murder-mystery comedy. $30. Cliftontheatertickets@gmail.com.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49,000. 703-451-8055.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49,000. 703-339-4610.

<b>Sunday/March 20

</b>Northern Virginia NTrak N-Gauge Train Display. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax. $3 adults, $1 children. 703-250-7109 or www.fairfax-station.org.

"Design for Murder." 2 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. A murder mystery by George Batson. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.acctonline.org.

<b>Monday/March 21

</b>Toot Toot, Beep Beep. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. A things-that-go storytime. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 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. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/March 22

</b>Nighty, Night! 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs about nocturnal animals. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Connecting Your Home: How to Choose Phone, Cable TV & Internet Services. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Choosing cable services, how today’s communications services work and more. 703-451-8055.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults practice and improve their English. 703-451-8055.

Detour Berlin: Meet the Author. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ruth Baja Williams, author of Detour Berlin, shares her story of life in Cold War Berlin. Books available for sale and signing. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Writers Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Review peers' works and receive in-depth feedback on your work. Submit up to 25 double-spaced pages to kingstownelibrarywriters@yahoo.com by March 15. Adults. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/March 23

</b>Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy the discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

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

Fun for Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

<b>Thursday/March 24

</b>The Drew Kennerley Magic Show. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Kennerley is an experienced 15-year-old magician who performs comedic magic shows for children. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 6-10. 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/March 25

</b>Mason Dance Company 2011 Gala Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring work by Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle and Susan Shields. Tickets $20 adults, $12 students and seniors, available at the Center for the Arts Box Office, open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

"Design for Murder." 8 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. A murder mystery by George Batson. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.acctonline.org.

<b>Saturday/March 26

</b>Mason Dance Company 2011 Gala Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring work by Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle and Susan Shields. Tickets $20 adults, $12 students and seniors, available at the Center for the Arts Box Office, open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

"Design for Murder." 8 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. A murder mystery by George Batson. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.acctonline.org.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49,000. 703-451-8055.

<b>Sunday/March 27

</b>"Design for Murder." 2 p.m. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. A murder mystery by George Batson. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.acctonline.org.