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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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Visit the Pohick Library during May to see the Annual Art Show of Carol Zeitlin's art students ages 5-8 years, 8 years and up, teens and adults. Summer Art Camp registration is open. Call 703-250-6930 or www.czartlessons.com.

<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. 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.

<b>Thursday/May 19

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Ready, Set, Grow. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activiies. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories and activities for very young children. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Join in with stories and activities for your toddler and you together. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/May 20

</b>An Evening with Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun. 8 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.

<b>Saturday/May 21

</b>Visions of Summer. 8 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The Main Street Community Concert Band, an ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band in a symphonic wind ensemble concert. $15 adults, $9 seniors, and free for age 18 and younger. Pre-concert event is free with concert ticket. www.fairfaxband.org or 703-757-0220.

"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.

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.

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.

<b>Sunday/May 22

</b>Tribute to Bob Dylan On his 70th Birthday: Jammin’ Java’s Songwriters Circle Featuring Luke Brindley, Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco and Shane Hines. 7 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.

Dog Wash: Wash Out Lyme Disease. 12-3 p.m. The Regional Veterinary Referral Center, 6651 Backlick Road, Springfield. Proceeds benefit the National Capital Lyme Disease Association. www.washoutlymedisease.com.

Humane Society of Fairfax County’s Woof Walk. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Burke Lake Park Ampitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Exhibits, contests, food, demonstrations, silent auction and more. No retractable leashes, all dogs must have ID and current rabies vaccination. $20-$25, $5 each additional family member. PETS@hsfc.org.

CycleFest & Israel Street Festival. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. 15- or 35-mile bicycle rides, food, music, dance performances, children’s choir, face painting, arts and crafts and more. www.shalomdc.org/celebrateisrael.

<b>Monday/May 23

</b>Tales to Tails. 4:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Sign up to read to the therapy dog. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-293-6227.

<b>Tuesday/May 24

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

Kings Park Friends Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Join the Friends monthly meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Twilight Tales. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Come in pajamas to listen to stories before bedtime. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-978-5600.

<b>Wednesday/May 25

</b>Luke Mitchem, Alexe Colbus and Katherine Thorsey. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/May 26

</b>Burke School Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Voices of Now Festival, Arena Stage Kogod Cradle, 1101 6th St. S.W., Washington D.C. VON gives youths the opportunity to learn about theater and performance, devising and performing a piece of theater based on their own writing. Free, reservations required at 202-488-3300.

Friends of Burke Centre Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Most books .50-$2. 703-249-1520.