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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Friday/May 6

</b>Neil Innes. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Hunks with Heart. 7 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Champagne, food, live jazz and an auction. $35 per person. 703-698-7080 or www.rmhc.greaterdc.org.

“The Clockmaker.” 8 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

“Grease.” 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

“Odd Couple.” 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The female version of the play, with Florence and Olive. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

“Mulan, Jr.” 7 p.m. Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Disney’s Mulan as presented by Lake Braddock Middle School Theatre. $5. lexmsb@hotmail.com.

Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Great books at great prices. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. 703-978-5600.

<b>Saturday/May 7

</b>Fairfax Civil War Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Re-enactors, all-day demonstrations on blacksmithing with an 1862 traveling forge, railroads, and soldier research. Talks about slave life, the telegraph, soldiers’ graves, Lee’s resignation and the Skirmish at Fairfax. Guided tours of Blenheim’s gallery, exhibits on secession and the Blenheim attic graffiti. Firing demonstrations of a Howitzer cannon artillery gun, “boot camp” for children, scavenger hunt, wagon rides through soldier camps, period music and dancing. $5 adults, $3 age 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of the Historic Blenheim Estate. Free parking and shuttle service provided at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run. This event is produced by the City of Fairfax; Historic Fairfax City Inc.; and the 17th Virginia Infantry, Company D “Fairfax Rifles.” 703-591-0560 or www.fairfaxva.gov/SpecialEvents/CWW/CWW.asp.

Steve Forbert at 7 p.m., and Fight The Bear and Overdrive Superthruster at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“The Clockmaker.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

“Grease.” 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Spring Fling Bazaar. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. American Legion, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Help support local Veterans. Vendors, door prizes and giveaways, food and more. Sponsored by the Ladies of the Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Post #177. Free admission. 703-273-2250.

“Odd Couple.” 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The female version of the play, with Florence and Olive. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lesson 7:30 p.m., advanced beginners East Coast Swing couples dance 8 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two step, waltz, cha cha and more. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

“Twelve Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Performed by the senior class of Trinity School at Meadow View. Admission $5.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Great books at great prices. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. 703-978-5600.

Read to the Dog. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 8 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players, The Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Musical comedy. 703-323-5400 or www.good-shepherd.net.

<b>Sunday/May 8

</b>An Evening with Charlie Hunter. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“The Clockmaker.” 2 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

“Grease.” 2 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Operating Model Train Displays. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Potomac Module Crew, Monty’s Legos and N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

“Odd Couple.” 2 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The female version of the play, with Florence and Olive. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

Mother’s Day Tea and Victorian Dance Presentation. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Tea, treats and a presentation of nineteenth-century dance steps by the Victorian Dance Society. Music by the 17th Virginia Infantry. $8. Reservations required at 703-385-8415 or historicresources@fairfaxva.gov.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1-4 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 3 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players, The Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Musical comedy. 703-323-5400 or www.good-shepherd.net.

<b>Monday/May 9

</b>Book Buddies. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Beginning readers practice reading skills with a young adult volunteer. Age 5-9 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Going Buggy. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn about insects, as presented by Bug Box. Age 6-12. Registration not required; tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/May 10

</b>The Spring Harvest Tour: Tribal Seeds and Through The Roots. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Adults. 703-293-6227.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Frank Lawrence and decadence in literature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Paws to Read. 4 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-10 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group for boys. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Age 9-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Let's Hear It For The Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. All girls book discussion group. “Captain Kate” by Carolyn Reeder. Age 9-12 with adult female. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 11

</b>The Battle of Blackburns Ford, July 18, 1861: Prelude to First Manassas. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. With Manassas National Battlefield Park ranger and museum specialist Jim Burgess. Free and open to the public. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

An Evening with Johnny A. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Paws for Reading. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading skills with a trained therapy dog. First come, first serve. Sign ups start 4 p.m. day of the program. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

Zoo Trip. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring a blanket and lunch and enjoy stories. 0-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Thursday/May 12

</b>National Foster Care Month Appreciation Event. 6:15-8 p.m. Adolescent and Family Growth Center, Inc., 8000 Forbes Place, Springfield. Honor National Foster Care Month with a celebration to pay tribute to foster parents and their children. Come find out why “Kids Grow Better in a Family.” 703-425-9200 or www.afgcinc.com.

Zoo Trip. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

<b>Friday/May 13

</b>Mercury In Summer at 6 p.m. and Chad Dukes, Danny Rouhier from 106.7 The Fan and After-Party at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“The Clockmaker.” 8 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Art & Design Senior Show Reception. 6-10:30 p.m. George Mason University School of Art, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Over 90 artists and performances by The Attractions, Ketura, Solace Sovay, Jelly Gums, Atlast and Stanley Cooley. Complimentary refreshments and food. Free admission and parking. dmoss@gmu.edu.

“Grease.” 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Jason Linett, Comedy Stage Hypnotist. 7 p.m. W. T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $8. Proceeds benefit the school’s drama students. 703-503-4759 or www.VirginiaHypnosis.com.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Choice selections offered by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. All ages. 703-644-7333.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 8 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players, The Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Musical comedy. 703-323-5400 or www.good-shepherd.net.

<b>Saturday/May 14

</b>Franconia in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Two days of history, music, artifacts and information relating to the Franconia area during the Civil War, with artisans, historians and authors from Franconia and Fairfax County. Period music by elementary school groups. Adults $5 for both days, age 62 and up and age 14-18 $2.50, under age 14 free. dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984.

Rocknoceros Rocks for Preemies. 11 a.m. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. A benefit concert for nonprofit Preemies Today, with children's entertainers Rocknoceros. Silent auction, food and beverages. and Proceeds support families affected by prematurity. Tickets available at www.preemiestoday.com.

Tracy Grammer at 7 p.m., and drumfish at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Virginia Ballet Company in “Coppelia.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Center Theater, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. A light-hearted classical ballet full of romance, comedy and dance. $30 adults, $20 children, students or seniors. atwww.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703 249-8227.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. More than 200 choristers, soloists and musicians performing Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection.” With Jeanine Thames, Janine Hawley, Fairfax Choral Society and The Reston Chorale. Pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. free to ticketed patrons. Adults $25 - $55, ages 6-18 $5. 888-945-2468.

“The Clockmaker.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Kid’s Stuff Sale. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Toys, infant and maternity items and clothing to size 14. All proceeds support the church’s Mother’s group and charity projects. 703-426-9191 or decot@verizon.net.

“Grease.” 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Sesquicentennial Civil War Tour of Fairfax County. 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Beginning at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Civil War historian John McAnaw will lead the tour to earth works in Centreville, Mt. Gilead and more as well as a tour of Civil War weapons at the National Firearms Museum. Space is limited. $25 for Fairfax Station Railroad members, $30 non-members. 703-278-8833 or www.fairfax-station.org.

Children’s Concert. 1 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Featuring more than 15 different Disney songs. Proceeds benefit ECHO, serving families in need in Springfield and Burke. Two cans of food or $2 per person. www.lakebraddockchorus.org.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Meet Local Author Suzi Weinert. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Weinert will talk about her new mystery, Garage Sale Stalker. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association answers gardening questions. 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Choice selections offered by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. All ages. 703-644-7333.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 8 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players, The Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Musical comedy. 703-323-5400 or www.good-shepherd.net.

<b>Sunday/May 15

</b>Franconia in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Two days of history, music, artifacts and information relating to the Franconia area during the Civil War, with artisans, historians and authors from Franconia and Fairfax County. Period music by elementary school groups. Adults $5 for both days, seniors and ages 14-18 $2.50, under age 14 free. dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984.

Elizabeth and The Catapult with Rene Breton. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Virginia Ballet Company in “Coppelia.” 2 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Center Theater, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. A light-hearted classical ballet full of romance, comedy and dance. $30 adults, $20 children, students or seniors. atwww.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703 249-8227.

“The Clockmaker.” 7 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

“Grease.” 2 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Operating Model Train Displays. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Northern Virginia Ntrak members and N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1-4 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Used Book Sale. 1-4:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Choice selections offered by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. All ages. 703-644-7333.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 3 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players, The Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Musical comedy. 703-323-5400 or www.good-shepherd.net.

<b>Monday/May 16

</b>An Evening with Crash Test Dummies. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Sailing into Summer! 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Stories and fun about summer. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy by playing the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/May 17

</b>Safe Assured identification Kits. 1-6 p.m. City of Fairfax Police Department, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Includes full color photo ID and a mini-CD with digital fingerprints, photo, video showing movement and mannerisms, a general physical description and more. The identification kits can also be used as an aid for adults with special needs. Free, appointments necessary. 703-273-2889 or PIO@Fairfaxva.gov.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Faithful Place” by Tana French. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Ice Soldier” by Paul Watkins. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Mother Goose on the Loose. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Miss Cathy shares classic tales as you dress in costume to act them out. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Ten Year Nap” by Meg Wolitzer. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 18

</b>Bedtime Stories: Bedtime Rhymes. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.