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Calendar (Burke/Fairfax/Lorton/Springfield)

April 20-27.

Friday/April 20

"Sweeney Todd." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Musical about murder, revenge and pie-making in Victorian London. $10-$15. www.fxplayers.org.

Kindlewood and Duke Walker at 7 p.m.; Dub City Renegades, Feed God Cabbage and Nappy Riddem at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Directed by Christopher Johnston. Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 1 by Bizet, Sleepy Beauty Waltz by Tchaikovsky, three rag times by Scott Joplin, and selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite. Reception to follow. Adults $15, seniors and teens $10, children free. 703-569-0973.

Friday Night Film Series: "Inside Job." 7 p.m. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Court, Burke. A documentary about the financial services industry. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

Saturday/April 21

"Sweeney Todd." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Musical about murder, revenge and pie-making in Victorian London. $10-$15. www.fxplayers.org.

Children’s Show: The Diggity Dudes. 10:30 a.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

The Deanna Bogart Band. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

eBook Clinic. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn to use the library's eBook collection and compatible e-book readers with our one-on-one technology volunteer. Registration required. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Jeri Sager. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Broadway performer and Northern Virginia native $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Little Sprouts Workshops: Teaching Kids the Love of Gardening. 10 a.m. Burke Nursery & Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke. Hands-on experience for ages 4-7. Free. Pre-registration is required at burke9401@aol.com or 703-323-1188.

Ashby Park Ribbon-Cutting and Demonstration. 9 a.m. Ashby Pond Conservatory Site, 9817 Ashby Road, Fairfax. Marking the completion of the City of Fairfax project to dredge and improve the environmental aspects of the pond at the Ashby Pond Conservatory Site. A presentation on the floating treatment wetlands being installed and monitored by Virginia Tech as part of a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant awarded for this project will follow. 703-385-7816.

Celebrate Clifton's 110th Birthday. 2 p.m. At the Gazebo, Clifton Town Park, Clifton. Bench dedication, cake, beverages and more. michellestein@cox.net.

Celebrating Japanese Art and Culture. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Bonsai and ikebana demonstrations, the art of the Edo period, vegetarian sushi making and the art of anime. Screening of the film "5 Centimeters Per Second." Traditional Japanese children’s games and crafts. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

A Skylit Drive. 8 p.m. Empire, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.empire-nova.com.

Mike Rose: The Magic of a Book. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Magician Mike Rose uses magic tricks, mind reading stunts and lots of audience participation. All ages. 703-971-0010.

Perennial Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heather Hill Gardens, 8111 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Learn about perennials, take home a free plant. Tours, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 703-690-6060 or www.heatherhillgardens.com.

"Home." 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The story of footloose travelers, Florrie and Todd, searching for a home of their own. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Sunday/April 22

Cars For A Cause. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. George Mason University Parking Lot K, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Car show, horsepower challenge, children’s activities, trophies, raffles and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Isabel Warrior Princess Foundation (raising funds for a child diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) and the Children’s National Medical Center. $15. www.teamunclassified.com.

"Sweeney Todd." 2 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Musical about murder, revenge and pie-making in Victorian London. $10-$15. www.fxplayers.org.

Crash Concept, Metacomet's Vision and Meganova at 1 p.m.; The Lumineers and Kopecky Family Band at 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia 2012 Holocaust Commemoration. 2-5:30 p.m. Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, readings, music, commorations and more. 703-893-4007.

Arlington Rose Foundation. 2 p.m. Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. "Going Green in your Rose Garden" with LeeAnn Seeley. Learn about organic and low risk pesticides. Refreshments and door prizes. Free. 703-371-9351.

Monday/April 23

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Hidden Pond Monday: Turtles. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Discover who's hiding in that shell. Presented by the staff of Hidden Pond Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Bowling For Soup, Patent Pending, Freshman 15 and Sandlot Heroes. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Tales to Tails. 4:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Read aloud to Chelsea, a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. 703-293-6227.

Creature Teacher. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bar C Ranch presents animal stories, crafts and live animals. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Tuesday/April 24

Ron Pope with Josiah Leming, Jesse Ruben & Amy Lennard. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

Eclectic Readers. 1:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Great Decisions Seminar. 2 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Kings Park Library Friends Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Wednesday/April 25

Bee Healthy! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. A puppet show for the whole family on how to Bee Healthy. Presented by the Fairfax County Health Department. 703-249-1520.

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

Fun with Ones. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Books, songs and rhymes. Age 1 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy a lively discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Thursday/April 26

Learning English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-461

Fenwick Fellow Lecture and Reception. 2 p.m. George Mason University, Johnson Center Instruction Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With Dr. Michael Chang, 2010-2011 Fenwick Fellow, on "Service at the Manchu Court: The Young Kangxi Emperor and His Personal Advisors." Refreshments served. 703-993-2491 or dhogan1@gmu.edu.

Mother Goose. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth to 23 months with adult. 703-293-6227.

BC Friends Membership Meeting. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. With Robert Dorr, author of Mission to Berlin. 703-249-1520.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice your English with other adults. 703-249-1520.

"Arabian Nights." 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $11. lbtheatre.com or 703-426-1070.

Singer/Songwriter John McCutcheon. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk music. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/April 27

Bonita Lestina Performance Series: The Nickel Trio. 8 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Contemporary to classical with flute, horn and piano. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org.

"Sweeney Todd." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Musical about murder, revenge and pie-making in Victorian London. $10-$15. www.fxplayers.org.

Moose on the Loose! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and activities about moose. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Friday Friend's Book Club. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson. Age 8-12. 703-249-1520.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice your English conversation skills. Adults. 703-978-5600.

"Arabian Nights." 8 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $11. lbtheatre.com or 703-426-1070.

Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast. 8 a.m. Waterford, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield. Honor volunteers who are dedicated to improving life in Fairfax County and finding new ways to serve. www.volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3816.

"Alice in Wonderland." 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. ASL-interpreted performance. $5-$10. 703-503-4759 or wtwdrama.org.

Concert Pianist Joyce Yang. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Including pieces by Bach, Schumann, and Brahms. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

"Oklahoma!" 7 p.m. Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical drama. Adults $8, students and seniors $6. 703-924-8014 or www.edisondrama.com.

Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Moose on the Loose! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and activities about moose. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Friday Friend's Book Club. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson. Age 8-12. 703-249-1520.

"Wizard of Oz." 7 p.m. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Based on L. Frank Baum’s book. $5-$10. mjlevesque@fcps.edu.