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Calendar (Burke/Fairfax/Lorton/Springfield)

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Thursday/Feb. 9

Mountain Heart. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Bluegrass with rock, gospel, jazz, R&B and blues. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Incredible Edible Valentine Gifts. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join Chef Kathleen Linton in decorating gift jars for breakfast muffins mix, honey butter and strawberry-orange juice mix. Age 8-14 years. 703-249-1520.

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

Computer Basics Training. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. One-hour session with a technology volunteer for help with basic computer skills and navigating the Internet. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Incredible Edible Valentine Gifts. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join Chef Kathleen Linton in decorating gift jars for breakfast muffins mix, honey butter and strawberry-orange juice mix. Age 8-14 years. 703-249-1520.

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

Friday/Feb. 10

Virginia Opera: Orphée. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Virginia Premiere of Philip Glass’s Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau’s reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Euridice. Sung in French with English supertitles. $44-$86. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

Rocknoceros Happy Family Hour at 7 p.m.; Big O and Dukes Live at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

The Vagina Monologues. 8 p.m. GMU Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds will benefit the Mason

Victims of Violence fund and Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH). $25 at http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/867. 703-993-8892 or sas.gmu.edu.

"The Music Man Jr." 7 p.m. Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Con man Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to stir up trouble. Tickets $10. www.robinsondrama.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221557.

Chicago City Limits. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Improvisational comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Bonita Lestina Performance Series: Suzuki Duo. 8 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Piano and violin/viola. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org.

Be My Valentine. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about love. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-249-1520.

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

Basic Gardening: Tree and Shrub Pruning. 1:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Code 290 182 2501. $10. Basic pruning techniques and tips on tool selection. Register at www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Saturday/Feb. 11

Jimmy Lange Boxing. 7 p.m. George Mson University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $35-$500, available at www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available at 703-993-3035. www.jimmylangeboxing.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Arlo Guthrie: Boys’ Night Out. 8 p.m. George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With his son Abe Guthrie, his grandson Krisha Guthrie, and longtime collaborator Terry a la Berry. Tickets $24-$48 at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Winter Festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bethelem Lutheran Chruch, 8922 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Games, auctions, chocolate, cakewalks, lunch and more. Proceeds benefit youth summer missions. 703-978-3131 or mbakke@blclife.org.

An Evening with Willie Nile at 7 p.m.; Passafire and Dub City Renegades at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Chicago City Limits. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Improvisational comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

"The Music Man Jr." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Con man Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to stir up trouble. Tickets $10. www.robinsondrama.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221557.

The Vagina Monologues. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. GMU Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds will benefit the Mason Victims of Violence fund and Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH). $25 at http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/867. 703-993-8892 or sas.gmu.edu.

Microsoft Word. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Learn the basics of word processing with Microsoft Word. Adults. 703-293-6227.

2nd 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.

Starting from Scratch with Seeds. 9:30 a.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Code 290 188 5301. $22. Grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs from seed and expand your garden. Mary Frogale, Green Spring's propagator/horticulturist, discusses potting mixes, containers, seed treatments, lighting, fertilization, watering, seed sources, and timing. Register at www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Be My Valentine. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. BJ & Cody celebrating Valentine’s Day with singing and dancing. All ages. 703-971-0010.

Friends Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Used books for all readers. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $50K. Adults. 703-339-4610.

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.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Tax help. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $50K. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Sunday/Feb. 12

Virginia Opera: Orphée. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Virginia Premiere of Philip Glass’s Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau’s reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Euridice. Sung in French with English supertitles. $44-$86. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

Joel Ayau in Concert. 7 p.m. Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. As pianist for the United States Army Chorus, Joel Ayau performs across the United States and internationally. csp826@gmail.com.

Rosi Golan and Cassidy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Concert by the Wrighteous Brass. 4 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5952 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Proceeds benefit the new Village of Hope Medical Center in Haiti. Donations accepted. Refreshments served. 703-971-2210 or www.sjlc.com.

"The Music Man Jr." 2 p.m. Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Con man Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to stir up trouble. Tickets $10. www.robinsondrama.org or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221557.

Civil Rights and the Fairfax NAACP. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax. Edwin Henderson, Jr. will examine Civil Rights initiatives in Fairfax County and discuss the founding of the Fairfax Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP). Free. 703-385-8414.

Legends, Myths and the Lore of Roses. 2 p.m. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks. Seminar and book signing by author, gardener and historian Stephen Scanneillo. Hosted by Arlington Rose Society and Potomac Rose Society. Free. 703-371-9351 or pam1powers@aol.com.

Chocolate Lovers' Tea. 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Learn about chocolate: its history, origins and how it’s transformed from bean to bar. Sample a selection and indulge in chocolaty treats at the tea table. $27. Reserve at 703-941-7987.

Collaborating with Native Wild Plants. 1:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Code 290 182 2001. $10. Chris and Lisa Bright, the founders of the Earth Sangha, share their experience propagating native plants directly from the wild. Register at www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Monday/Feb. 13

Valentine's Day Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Stories and fun about Valentine's Day. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Learn to Draw, Easy As 1-2-3-4. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Graphic artist Johnny Goodyear teachs how to draw various cartoon animals using simple shapes. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

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

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

Little Hugs. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Stories, songs and fun about Valentine's Day! Age 2 years-35 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Tuesday/Feb. 14

Presidential Biography Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Read any biography of 5th U.S. President James Monroe to discuss. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Paws to Read. 4 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice reading with Ralph, a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Let's Hear It For The Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Book discussion group. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. Girls age 9-12 with adult female. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos and Threes: Hugs and Kisses. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities all about love. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago. Adults. 703-644-7333.

eBooks: Drop-in Clinic. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. How to access eBooks through your public library. Several devices will be demonstrated. Bring your own ereader, tablet, or mobile device. Adults. 703-644-7333.

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

Second Tuesday Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac. Adults. secondtuesdaybookgroup.blogspot.com.

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

Wednesday/Feb. 15

Finding Your Fit on the Roller Coaster of College Admissions. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Help your child navigate the college application process. Adults and Teens. 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.

Student Volunteer Training Session. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Students receive training from library staff and sign up for volunteer hours. Bring completed application. Age 12-15. 703-293-6227.

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Early literacy storytime. Age 13-23 months. One adult per child. 703-971-0010.

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

Animal Jamboree. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Still Time for Valentines. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories, songs and activities. Decorate a Valentine cookie. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Thursday/Feb. 16

Friday Morning Music Club. 11 a.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org.

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

Stories for Fours and Fives: Marvelous Mittens. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Snow time stories. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Computer Basics Training. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. One-hour session with a technology volunteer for help with basic computer skills and navigating the Internet. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Gregory Alan Isakov with Jeffrey Foucault. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. A blend of punk folk, Americana, and Celtic music. $18. www.wolftrap.org.

Annual Fashion Show. 7 p.m. Lake Braddock High School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. www.fcps.edu/LakeBraddockSS.

Lorton Library Book Club. 7 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Between Silk and Cyanide by Leo Marks. Adults. 703-339-7385.

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.