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Fairfax Station, Clifton, 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/May 19

</b>39th Annual Clifton Charity Homes Tour and Marketplace. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tour Six Clifton Decorator homes, one an original log cabin dating back to the early 1800's on land that was part of the original land grants of Northern Virginia. Currently the cabin is used for offices and as a tasting room for the Paradise Spring Winery. Tour tickets $20-$25, single home admission $10. www.cliftoncwc.org or 703-322-1811.

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

Springfield Writers' Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Share your work, give and receive feedback. 703-451-8055.

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. Call for title. Adults. 703-971-0010.

Lorton Library Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. World's End by T. Coraghessan Boyle. Adults. 703-339-7385.

<b>Friday/May 20

</b>Musical Revue. 7 p.m. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Songs from musical theater. $5. jeanabood@mac.com.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Age birth-5 with adult703-971-0010.

Fourth Annual Veterans Golf Classic. Medal of Honor Golf Course, USMC Base Quantico. Registration 8 a.m., tee time 9 a.m. With Grand Marshall Col. Jack Jacobs, US Army(Ret) Medal of Honor Recipient, and George Starke, former Washington Redskin star. Awards BBQ Buffet at Mulligans Bar & Pavilion, signed Redskins football raffle, music by Norman Weaver, Scottish Highland Piper and more. Sponsored by VFW Burke Post 5412. Foursome $280, single $75. www.veteransgolfclassic.com.

"The Sounds of Broadway." 7 p.m. Greenspring Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Featuring excerpts from "Guys and Dolls" and "My Fair Lady" by the Greenspring Players, a resident performing arts group at Greenspring retirement community. Proceeds benefit scholarships for GMU students who have shown a commitment to the arts. 703-923-4690.

<b>Saturday/May 21

</b>Ladies Auxiliary Spring Craft Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lorton Volunteer Fire Department in the Bingo Hall, 7551 Armistead Road, Lorton. Bake sale, jewelry, pottery, art, children’s items, clothing, photography and more. Proceeds support the Lorton Volunteer Fire Department. www.lortonvfd-auxiliary.com.

Jonathan Austin’s 24 Hour Emergency Juggling and Magic Service. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Juggling, magic tricks, and a tall unicycle. Lots of audience participation. All ages. 703-971-0010.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance lesson at 8 p.m. 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.

"The Sounds of Broadway." 2 p.m. Greenspring Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. Featuring excerpts from "Guys and Dolls" and "My Fair Lady" by the Greenspring Players, a resident performing arts group at Greenspring retirement community. Proceeds benefit scholarships for GMU students who have shown a commitment to the arts. 703-923-4690.

The Workhouse Salutes Youth in the Arts Day. 12-5 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Workhouse artists and teachers, plus student performing groups from local schools and arts groups. Interactive artist demonstrations, arts and crafts, hula lessons and more. Free, $5 suggested donation to benefit the Lorton Arts Foundation. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

<b>Sunday/May 22

</b>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.

<b>Monday/May 23

</b>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/May 24

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

<b>Wednesday/May 25

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

<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.

<b>Friday/May 27

</b>Key Middle School of Springfield 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.

<b>Saturday/May 28

</b>Urban Art Film Series: "Beautiful Losers." 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The film focuses on the careers and work of a group of artists who began a movement using aesthetics from skateboarding, graffiti and underground music. Contains adult content, including mild nudity and strong language. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

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.

Braddock District Bike Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Sponsored by Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook. The Fairfax County Police Department will discuss safety and offer an obstacle course. With representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation's Bike Division, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling and bicycle mechanics from Oasis Bike Works. 703-425-9300.

<b>Sunday/May 29

</b>Robinson Secondary School of Fairfax 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.

<b>Tuesday/May 31

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.