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Burke/Fairfax Calendar, Nov. 8-18

Dancers from the EDGEWORKS company. Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, the JCCNV hosts the all-male contemporary dance company of predominately African-American men, which aims to break down stereotypes through dance. $27; $22, JCCNV members and seniors; $18, students and groups of 10-plus. 703-537-3000 or www.jccnvarts.org.

Dancers from the EDGEWORKS company. Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, the JCCNV hosts the all-male contemporary dance company of predominately African-American men, which aims to break down stereotypes through dance. $27; $22, JCCNV members and seniors; $18, students and groups of 10-plus. 703-537-3000 or www.jccnvarts.org. Photo Contributed

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Thursday/Nov. 8

Celebrating the Season of Art. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. A new holiday art exhibition runs through early January, 2013, and features contemporary artwork from 19 artists. www.FairfaxVA.Gov/CommCenter.

Friday/Nov. 9

Major Works Concert. 4 p.m., at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. The Robinson Choral Department features the Select Women's Ensemble performing Shona Mass and the Robinson Singers singing African Sanctus. $9, adults; $5 students/seniors. www.robinsonsings.org.

Bye Bye Birdie. 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Get nostalgic as Albert Peterson tries to get out of debt by cashing in on a farewell party for Birdie in which he has to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before the actor leaves for the army. www.wtwdrama.org/current.

Saturday/Nov. 10

American Freedom Festival and the 2nd Annual Veterans Career Hire. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Part of a nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs--talk, accept qualifications and give on-the-spot interviews. $39.50-139.50 (for concert). www.affhiringevents.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Holiday Express Boutique. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., at St. Mary of Sorrows Church Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts, sweets for sale, a silent auction and a raffle. 703-426-8092.

Bye Bye Birdie. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Get nostalgic as Albert Peterson tries to get out of debt by cashing in on a farewell party for Birdie in which he has to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before the actor leaves for the army. www.wtwdrama.org/current.

Winterizing Your Home. 2-4:30 p.m., at Green Acres Community Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. The City of Fairfax's Sustainability Committee brings area experts together to talk about the best places to caulk your home, how to install a programmable thermostat and how to reap year-round energy savings. 703-385-7805 or Kelly.OBrien@fairfaxva.gov.

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The JCCNV 7th Annual Jewish Book Festival. Through Sunday, Nov. 11, at The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. A festival to celebrate Jewish writings and Jewish authors. Ticket prices vary. Visit www.jccnv.org for online registrations and a full list of events.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Holiday Express Boutique. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Mary of Sorrows Church Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts, sweets for sale, a silent auction and a raffle. 703-426-8092.

Monday/Nov. 12

Inpsirational Talk on Creativity. 7-9 p.m., at the Gunnell House, Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Capital Christian Writers present a talk from a 13-book author, contributor to the blog MomLifeToday.com and Today's Christian Woman magazine columnist Susan Alexander Yates. 703-803-9447 or www.ccwriters.org.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

A Taste of Americana. 7 p.m., at Donald Heet Auditorium, Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. A patriotic concert honoring veterans presented by the Bands and Strings of Paul VI Catholic High School; veterans will be given special seating and are encouraged to wear medals and dress in uniform. pvimusicboosters@gmail.com.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. 6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Center Cinema, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The film screening and Q&A with University of Maryland Professor Hasan Elahi explores the artists' blurring of the boundaries of art and politics. gmufans@gmail.com.

Thursday/Nov. 15

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer. 6-8:30 p.m., at Dewberry Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St., Fairfax. Guest speaker Nisa Natrakul, manager of Advocacy Relations for the Lung Cancer Alliance speaks following a discussion on current treatments in lung cancer. 703-776-3777.

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Cast members of WOODY SEZ: The Words, Music & Spirit of Woody Guthrie play fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, celebrate America's greatest folk troubadour and songwriter Woody Guthrie with a folk-music party, enlivened by the singing and instrument-playing cast of WOODY SEZ: The Words, Music & Spirit of Woody Guthrie. $10; $5, those with instruments. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/285397.

Friday/Nov. 16

Friday Night Film Series. 7-9 p.m., at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Filmmaker Katrina Browne joins with spectators for a showing of her film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North; audience is welcome to bring dinner and friends. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Community Awareness Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. Meet neighbors, enjoy entertainment and refreshments, donate non-perishables to Our Daily Bread, walk the cake walk, win prizes and check your blood pressure. 703-503-8703 ext. 711.

Northern Virginia Mineral Club's 21st Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the HUB in the Student Union Building II, George Mason University, Fairfax. There will be gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. $5 for adults; $3 for senior citizens and teens. rockcllctr@aol.com or www.novamineralclub.org. 703-281-3767.

Reception: Celebrating the Season of Art. 6-9 p.m., at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. A new holiday art exhibition runs through early January, 2013, and features contemporary artwork from 19 artists; meet the artists at the reception. www.FairfaxVA.Gov/CommCenter

Country-Western Dance! 7:30 p.m., at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct, Burke. Join Lessons and open-dancing along with snacks and drinks. NVCWDA members, $10; non-members, $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult, $5. www.nvcwda.org.

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Fair Oaks Mall's ice palace is a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, enormous snow globes, an ice throne and a light show beneath icicles hanging from the atrium. Santa meets all who journey through and there is a complimentary Ice Age gift for all too. During Hanukkah, a unique display adjacent to the palace feature the history of the dreidel (sevivonim). 703-279-2708 or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater. 7:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Hosting the all-male contemporary dance company of predominately African-American men, aiming to break down stereotypes through dance. $27; $22, JCCNV members and seniors; $18, students and groups of 10-plus. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks II. 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Conductor Ken Woods and violinist Benjamin Beilman perform Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62, Symphony No. 2 and Violin Concerto. $25-$55. 703-563-1990 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Fairfax Symphony: Beethoven. 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Pre-concert discussion, free to ticketed patrons, followed by an evening of Beethoven's works. $25-55, adults; $5, students ages 6-18. 888-945-2468. www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Sunday/Nov. 18


Northern Virginia Mineral Club's 21st Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the HUB in the Student Union Building II, George Mason University, Fairfax. There will be gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. $5 for adults; $3 for senior citizens and teens. rockcllctr@aol.com or www.novamineralclub.org. 703-281-3767.

N Guage Train Display. 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRACK membes host a train display with running trains. $3, adults; $1, children. 703-425-9225 or jmitulla@verizon.net.

Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk. 2 p.m., Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 0x Road, Fairfax Station. Area residents walk together to support local and global efforts to fight world hunger and bring disaster relief to victims of recent disasters. Registration required. www.burkecropwalk.org or burkeva.crop@cox.net. 703-455-9025.