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Calendar (Burke/Fairfax/Lorton/Springfield)

Feb. 23-29

To have community events listed, send to south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

Thursday/Feb. 23

Our Daily Bread Empty Bowls Community Fundraiser. 6 p.m. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3470 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Receive a handcrafted bowl donated by local artisans and community members, enjoy a soup and bread meal donated by local restaurants and businesses. Live music, raffles and silent auction. $10-$30. Proceeds benefit Our Daily Bread. 703-273-8892 or www.ODBFairfax.org.

Sixth & I and Jammin Java Present: William Fitzsimmons and Denison Witmer. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

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

Fun Flicks. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Watch movies based on children's books. Call for titles. All ages. 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

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.

First Meeting of the Fairfax Poets. 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Share and critique original poems. Bring 15 copies each of two poems written by you. Adults only, no students. 703-293-6227 or Hudenburg@hotmail.com.

Friday/Feb. 24

Bonita Lestina Performance Series: Dixie Power Trio. 8 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. New Orleans jazz and zydeco. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org. www.dixiepowertrio.com.

Teitur and Marit Larsen. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

"Don’t Drink The Water" by Woody Allen. 7:30 p.m. South County High School Theatre, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. An American Ambassador must leave the Embassy for business, and places his incompetent son in charge. $10 adults, $8 students. www.southcountytheatre.org.

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

Saturday/Feb. 25

The Sixth Generation. 7 p.m. Empire, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. The opening of "The Generation is Back Tour" with fight the bear, Elephant Pistol, Luke Mitchem and more. $9. www.thesixthgeneration.com.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra presents Buddy, Woody, and Stan. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Celebrating the music of Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. $20-$40. www.gmu.edu.

Blake Shelton: Well Lit & Amplified. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Justin Moore and "The Voice" finalist Dia Frampton. Tickets $33.75-$58.75. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Fifth Annual Monopoly Game Tournament to Benefit Habitat for Humanity. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Two preliminary rounds of the game will be played to determine the six finalists, then a final round will decide the three tournament winners to receive $500 for first place, $250 for second, and $100 for third. Breakfast, lunch and door prizes are included. Entry fee $25. Register at 1-888-495-6207 ext. 3 or

www.lortonmonopoly.com.

Speed Stacking Tournament. 9 a.m. Springfield Elementary School, 7602 Heming Court, Springfield. Single competition 9 a.m.-12 p.m., parent and child competition 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Awards presented 12:30 p.m. Stack equipment and refreshments available for purchase. $3. 703-658-5563 or semetz@fcps.edu.

The Smithsonian and Jammin’ Java present Rocknoceros at 10:30 a.m.; Leigh Nash at 7 p.m.; Kid Architect, The Poly-Opto CD Release and Ditched by Kate at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Women in War. 2 p.m. The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Beverly Pelcher will present a first-person interpretation of Mrs. Cornelia Peake McDonald, who lived in Winchester during the Civil War. Free. 703-591-0560.

Just Like Old Times. 8 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The City of Fairfax Band, under music director Robert Pouliot. Trombonist Scott Shelsta performs as guest soloist in a concert including works by Wagner, Mendelssohn, Pryor, Fillmore, Johann Strauss, Jr., von Suppe, Sousa and more. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Merrifield Lions Club Snow Crab Legs and Shrimp Feast. 1-4 p.m. Dunn Loring Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. All you can eat crab, shrimp, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw and more. Beer available. Adults $35-$37, ages 5-11 $13. 703-573-2733 or www.merrifieldlions.com.

Polar Bear Reading Club Celebration. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Celebrate the conclusion of the Polar Bear Reading Club with Circus in a Suitcase. Ringmaster Harold Wood becomes a magician, juggler,clown and more before your eyes. 703-644-7333.

3rd Annual Little House Studio Recital with The Big Cheese. 12 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E Vienna. From Beatles and bluegrass and more. www.jamminjava.com.

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way of Lying." 7 p.m. Epicure Cafe, 11213A Lee Highway, Fairfax. With storytelling group Better Said Than Done. www.bettersaidthandone.com.

Blake Shelton: Well Lit & Amplified. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Justin Moore and "The Voice" finalist Dia Frampton. Tickets $33.75-$58.75. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

8th Annual EcoSavvy Gardening Symposium. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Code 290 188 5501. $50. Explore the world of Birds, Bats, Bees and Bugs. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Call site by February 17 to order a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch for $12. Register at www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

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.

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.

"Don’t Drink The Water" by Woody Allen. 7:30 p.m. South County High School Theatre, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. An American Ambassador must leave the Embassy for business, and places his incompetent son in charge. $10 adults, $8 students. www.southcountytheatre.org.

Collector's Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. An artwork lottery for ticket holders, a fundraising event with over 100 pieces made by Workhouse Artists. www.workhousearts.org.

Sunday/Feb. 26

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Baljeet, Buford and their friends. Tickets $22-$50, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com or www.feldentertainment.com/phineasandferb.

"Celebrate Broadway." 6:30 p.m. St. George's United Methodist church, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax. A variety show with desserts, presented by St. George's Youth Fellowship. www.stgumc.org.

Queen Elizabeth: A Day in the Life. 1 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. $27. Enjoy a glimpse into the daily life of the queen and more. Reserve at 703-941-7987.

Design in the Natural World. 1:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Code 290 182 4701. $10. Steve Robinson, of Axios Architecture in Atlanta, will share design process, actual projects (including the 600’ long canopy walk at the Atlanta Botanical Garden) and ideas for the future. Register at www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Monday/Feb. 27

Melissa Ferrick. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

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

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

Heart to Heart. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Sweet stories. Age 12-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-339-4610.

Hidden Pond Monday: Nocturnal Animals. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Learn what goes on outside while we sleep. By Hidden Pond Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Tuesday/Feb. 28

Rogue Mind. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Eclectic Readers. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. 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. Kings Park Library Friends Meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

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

Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Teens talk about books. Paper Towns by John Green. Book discussion for ages 13-18. 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.

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

Wednesday/Feb. 29

Buckwheat Zydeco General Admission Dance. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Zydeco or Cajun music. $24. www.wolftap.org.

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