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Calendar (Burke/Fairfax/Lorton/Springfield)

May 18-25.

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.

Friday/May 18

Bug-A-Boo! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Friendly bugs and bugs to avoid. Age 3-5 with adult. 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.

An Evening with John Fullbright at 7:30 p.m.; FunkMnkyz, Feed God Cabbage, Poor Man’s Copyright and Castro at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by "George and Martha Washington", and live jazz on the east lawn. Bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. $35 per person. Reserved tables with fruit and cheese platter, three bottles of house wine and table service $1000. MountVernon.org.

"Rapunzel." 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A lost prince, a two-headed monster, an unscrupulous baker, a lonely witch and a flaxen-tressed maiden. $8-$12. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Workhouse Film: "Om Shanti Om." 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A Bollywood film classic directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. $10. www.WorkhouseArts.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/May 19

Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by "George and Martha Washington", and live jazz on the east lawn. Visitors can bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. $35 per person. Reserved tables with fruit and cheese platter, three bottles of house wine and table service $1000. MountVernon.org.

"The 39 Steps." 8 p.m. Workhouse Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A mysterious woman and an ordinary man are caught in an international espionage ring. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Spring Virginia Native Wildflower Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Proceeds benefit the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. 703-732-5291.

Birding with Andy: Warblers and More. 8-10:30 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park, Harrison Lane and Lockheed Blvd. in Alexandria. With veteran birder Andy Higgs. $6. Register at 703-768-2525.

Sunset Cruise. 6 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Cruiser the shores of Lake Accotink. Beverages served. $6. Register at 703-569-0285.

Spring Festival. 12-4 p.m. Fellowship Baptist Church, 5936 Rolling Road, Springfield. Petting zoo, moon bounce, obstacle course, remote control race course, games, crafts, cake walk, prizes and refreshments. Free. 703-569-5151 or www.honoringGod.org.

Concerts from Kirkwood: 2012 Young Artists Competition Winners. 3 p.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carleigh Parkway, Springfield. Performances by six young artists. Dr. Kelly Ker Hackleman, Artistic Director. ejdowning@cox.net or 703-569-2887

Serenade with Strings. 7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. The Northern Virginia Chorale and a string chamber orchestra, will perform Bach’s Cantata No. 4 and Schubert’s Mass in G Major and a serenade by Mozart. $15-$20. www.northernvirginiachorale.org.

5K Run/Walk for Youth Mental Wellness. 9:30-11 a.m. Lake Accotink Park, McLaren-Sargent Pavilion, 5660 Heming Ave., Springfield. Hosted by the Fairfax Partnership for Youth, Inc., the Josh Anderson Foundation, and the Befriend-A-Child Mentoring Program in celebration of National Mental Health Month and Foster Care & Adoption Month. www.active.com/running/springfield-va/5k-for-youth-mental-wellness-2012.

Spring Garden Day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. More than 40 vendors of familiar and unusual plants for spring gardening needs. 703-642-5173 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

City of Fairfax Antique Car Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St, Fairfax. See a Model-T Ford reassembled in 15 minutes. Antique cars and live bluegrass music. Food available for purchase. Presented by the Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-08 Club, the City of Fairfax and others. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C. www.nvrg.org or info@nvrg.org.

Rockin' n' Adoptn' Event Showcasing Senior Cats. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Special adoption fees for cats 5 years of age and older will be $15, half the normal fee. All cats 5 years and older will receive a free spay or neuter and will be current on all vaccinations. 703-830-1100 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

Woven Green Concert. 7 p.m. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. www.wovengreenmusic.com.

Children’s Shows: Milkshake Trio. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Encore Stage & Studio Performance. 12–4 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Face-painting, games, crafts, and see a performance of Charlotte's Web. www.encorestage.org.

Better Said Than Done. 7 p.m. Epicure Cafe, 11213A Lee Highway, Fairfax. A community of professional storytellers, presenting "First Encounters," stories of meetings, dates and the totally alien. Show intended for adult audience. Tickets $10. Full dinner menu and bar available. 571-334-8652 or www.bettersaidthandone.com.

Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice for home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Answers to gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

eBook clinic. 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn to use the library's eBook collection and compatible e-book readers. Registration required. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Acoustic Concert with Daniel Michael. 6:30 p.m. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Court, Burke. $10, $25 family. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

Pig Pull BBQ. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. St. George's UMC, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax. Barbeque pork served with sides and drinks. Proceeds go toward feeding the hungry in our community. $8 adults, $5 children, $30 maximum per family. 703-431-7738 or Rhys@oceanius.com.

Carsie Blanton and Dawn Landes at 7:30 p.m.; In The Lobby Bar with Fight The Lion at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Children's Consignment Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke. www.abidingpresence.net or apconsignmentsale@gmail.com.

Forever Home Rescue Foundation Dog Adoptions. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Farrish Subaru, 10407 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Celebrate the dealership’s grand opening with adoptable dogs and puppies, refreshments, and demonstrations by Salsa, a professional tracking dog. info@aforeverhome.org.

Sunday/May 20

Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by "George and Martha Washington", and live jazz on the east lawn. Visitors can bring a blanket and relax on the lawn as they sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. $35 per person. Reserved tables with fruit and cheese platter, three bottles of house wine and table service $1000. MountVernon.org.

"The 39 Steps." 2 p.m. Workhouse Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A mysterious woman and an ordinary man are caught in an international espionage ring. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Art Reception. 2-4 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park, Harrison Lane and Lockheed Blvd. in Alexandria. Opening of wildlife artist B. J. Opfer’s two-month show. Free. 703-768-2525.

Seasonal Birding for Beginners. 8-11 a.m. Huntley Meadows Park, Harrison Lane and Lockheed Blvd. in Alexandria. $6. Register at 703-768-2525.

Canine Cruises. 6 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Cruiser the shores of Lake Accotink with your dog. Limit one dog per person. $6. Register at 703-569-0285.

Wakefield Chorale Spring Concert. 7 p.m. Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Show tunes, patriotic, classical and spiritual numbers. Tickets available at door. 703-451-7917.

Herb Festival. 12-5 p.m. Heather Hill Gardens, 8111 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Learn to grow and use your own fresh herbs. Free. 703-690-6060 or www.heatherhillgardens.com.

Monday/May 21

Sabaton. 7 p.m. Empire, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.empire-nova.com.

Spring Fling. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Songs and stories. Age 12-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

Hidden Pond Monday: Pond Life. 2:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Discover what's hiding beneath the surface of a pond. Presented by the staff of Hidden Pond Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-451-8055.

Children’s Music Performance Series. 10:30 a.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. First and third Mondays of each month. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org.

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.

Surf's Up! 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Stories and fun about summer and the beach. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

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

Chess Club. 3:30-5 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy by playing the game. Age 8-16. 703-644-7333.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Spirit Family Reunion. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Tuesday/May 22

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

Great Decisions Seminar. 2 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. This month's focus is Cybersecurity. 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.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Gardening tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Bugs! 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Dress up to help Miss Cathy act out buggy stories and songs. Age 2-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ages 13-18. 703-644-7333.

Our Vintage Film, Bonaventure, The Offset and Money Cannot Be Eaten. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Wednesday/May 23

Wildlife Wednesdays. 4:30 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Pond study. For age 3-6. $6. Register at 703-451-9588.

Ereader Clinic. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. How to access eBooks through your public library. Bring your ereader, tablet, or mobile device. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Are You Hungry for Books? 5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Bring your appetite for a fun filled book talk. Grades 7-10. 703-293-6227.

A Duo-licious Night with Cletus and Lori, ilyAIMY, Naked Blue and Véronneau. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

ereader Clinic. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. How to access eBooks through your public library. Bring your ereader, tablet, or mobile device. Adults. 703-249-1520.

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

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

Thursday/May 24

Story Time. 10 a.m. Caribou Coffee, 11947 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. With Miss Elise, children’s director at Fairfax Circle Church, reading "Giraffes Can’t Dance" by Giles Andrae. 703-815-2001.

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

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.

Computer Basics Training. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Help with basic computer skills and navigating the Internet. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Fun Flicks. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Movies based on children's books. Call for titles. All ages. 703-644-7333.

Dangermuffin and David Mayfield Parade. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. An elegant English afternoon tea. For age 13 and up. $27. Register at 703-941-7987.

Story Time. 10 a.m. Caribou Coffee, 11947 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. With Miss Elise, children’s director at Fairfax Circle Church, reading "Giraffes Can’t Dance" by Giles Andrae. 703-815-2001.

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.

Good Vibrations Everywhere! 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Musician/teacher Sue Trainor presents songs, singing games and chants. All ages. 703-451-8055.

Friday/May 25

An Evening with Steve Forbert at 7 p.m.; In The Lobby Bar with The Blackjacks at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Friday Friends Book Club. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. The Jacket by Andrew Clements. Ages 8-12. 703-249-1520.

"The 39 Steps." 8 p.m. Workhouse Theatre, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A mysterious woman and an ordinary man are caught in an international espionage ring. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Friday Friends Book Club. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. The Jacket by Andrew Clements. Ages 8-12. 703-249-1520.