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Lorton/Springfield Calendar, Nov. 8-Nov. 18

A few of Mary Gallagher Stout's currently untitled pieces. 30 small works in 30 days exhibit on Workhouse's annual Black Friday. 5-7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 23. The 30x30 artists created their 30 pieces based on a theme and all in the same medium, with each panel ranging from $30-179.

A few of Mary Gallagher Stout's currently untitled pieces. 30 small works in 30 days exhibit on Workhouse's annual Black Friday. 5-7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 23. The 30x30 artists created their 30 pieces based on a theme and all in the same medium, with each panel ranging from $30-179. Photo Contributed

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

Thursday/Nov. 8

An Absolute Turkey. 7:30 p.m., at the Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A French bedroom farce looking at adultery from moral and comic angles; ages 13-plus. $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. www.southcountytheatre.org.

Friday/Nov. 9

Dinner & a Movie Series: To Catch a Thief. 7 p.m., at the W-3 Theater in the Workhouse, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Culinary and cinema art fuse with a three-course dinner and the Alfred Hitchcock jewel thief tale starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. $50. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

An Absolute Turkey. 7:30 p.m., at the Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A French bedroom farce looking at adultery from moral and comic angles; ages 13-plus. $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. www.southcountytheatre.org.

Masters of Melody. 8 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra plays Offenbach, Schubert, Duke Ellington and others at their fall concert. $15 and $10, students with ID. 703-569-0973 or www.reunionmusic.org.

NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., at Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. "The Great C Major" Symphony No. 9 by Franz Schubert, Copland's Rodeo, Duke Ellington and Overture by Jacques Offenach. $15, adults; $10, seniors, teens and NOVA students/faculty. 703-569-0973.

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A photo taken on a mobile phone by one of the artists featured in the MobileWorks exhibit. Coincinding with DC FOTO Week 2012, from Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 18 in the W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, Lorton Workhouse, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, an exhibit of mobile photography will be up. This cell phone photography fine art photo exhibit showcases the deliberate thought and intent behind each photo. www.lortonarts.org/events/mobile-works.

Saturday/Nov. 10

A Fair to Remember. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, 5952 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. The craft fair and bake sale feature homemade entrees, baked goods, jams, purses, ornaments, painted woodcrafts, the annual quilt and many hand-crafted items. 703-971-2210 or www.sjlc.com.

The Marketplace: A Homemade Fundraiser. 9 a.m.-noon, at Grace Bible Church, 9115 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. Goods and services for sale to benefit the Assist Pregnancy Center; to sign up for a table contact julieadavidson@cox.net or sjfiz1@gmail.com. www.assistpc.org.

6th Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Forty-plus artists, crafters and vendors with handcrafted items; free tours of historic Little White Church and museum; a used book sale, cafe and bake sale; children's entertainment at 11 a.m., the Great Zucchini. 703-256-8330.

An Absolute Turkey. 2 p.m., at the Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A French bedroom farce looking at adultery from moral and comic angles; ages 13-plus. $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. www.southcountytheatre.org.

Post 7327 Buddy Poppy Distribution. 2-4 p.m., at the Cardinal Forest Giant, 8320 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Donate an hour or two of your time to the worthy cause of encouragement. 413-313-9211.

2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m., at 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.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at VRE Commuter Rail Parking Lot, 6900 Hechinger Drive, Springfield. Sponsored by Springfield-Franconia Lions Club with vendor fee $20 per parking space. Proceeds benefit local charities. 703-569-3074 or http://sfhostlions.org/fleamkt.html.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Veterans Day Joint Service. 11 a.m., at the Springfield American Legion, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Honor troops and veterans together with VFW Post 7327. info@vfwPost7327.org.

National Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m., at the Lorton Workhouse, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The season of Music Friends' Concerts at the Alden openings concert featuring Natasha Bogachek and Dasha Gabay with violin and piano. 703-620-9535 or Anitalamkin@hotmail.com.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

Fall Silent Auction. 9:30 a.m., at the Springfield Fire Station Bingo Hall, 7011 Backlick Road, Springfield. Bid to benefit the Springfield Chapter of Quilters Unlimited, a non-profit preserving the tradition, culture and history of quilting. https://sites.google.com/site/squfallauction or squ.fallauction@yahoo.com.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

Timeless Jewelry Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. An antique and estate jewelry appraiser, a presentation on appraising and a talk on worry and fear; food, prizes and child care provided. Reservations by Nov. 9. $17. 703-590-6562 or SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.

Civil War Forum. 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. A talk on the manuscript "This Forgotten Land: A Tour of Civil War Sites and Other Historical Landmarks South of Alexandria, VA." 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

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The annual Model Train Show is a mecca of gauges and train displays for the whole family. Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, moving gauges, a garden-themed gauge, a caboose, gift shop and many train displays make a festive day. Bring your own model train problems to "The Train Doctor" and see Model A autos, weather permitting. $5, adults; $1, children. 703-425-9224 or www.fairfax-station.org.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Hope for Help 5K. 7:30 a.m., at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Run or walk to benefit the funding of 1,000,000 meals with Feed My Starving Children. 5k@newhope.org or www.newhope.org.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at VRE Commuter Rail Parking Lot, 6900 Hechinger Drive, Springfield. Sponsored by Springfield-Franconia Lions Club with vendor fee $20 per parking space. Proceeds benefit local charities. 703-569-3074 or http://sfhostlions.org/fleamkt.html.

Public Reception: Mobile Works. 5-7 p.m., at Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Mobile or cell phone photography that has been taken with deliberate intent, such as a photographer would do in traditional photographic methods. Exhibit open Oct. 26-Nov. 18. www.workhousearts.org.

Public Reception: Photographer Adam Jacono. 5-7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Alternative and traditional photographic processes, in combination with digital photography, video, web, printmaking and more. Exhibit open Oct. 26-Nov. 18. www.workhousearts.org.

Date Night: Ballroom Social Dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m., at McGuire Woods Gallery, the Workhouse, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Refreshments, a cash bar and instructor-led dancing in casual dress; 30 minutes prior to start time a mini-lesson on the ChaCha. $10 for dance, $5 for mini-lesson. www.WorkhouseArts.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.

Date Night: Chef's Table. 8-10 p.m., at the Vulcan Gallery, the Workhouse, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. An evening of cooking and fun where dates work side-by-side to accomplish easy but impressive techniques; cash bar, food and a non-alcoholic drink included. Reservations by Nov. 15. $80. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Sunday/Nov. 18

11th Annual Franconia History Day. Noon-5 p.m., at the Franconia Volunteer Fire Department, 6300 Beulah St., Franconia. The day features the publication of the museum's seventh book in the Franconia Remembers series, a history of the fire department, the opening of a 45-year-old time capsule, a magic show and the museum's exhibits open. 703-971-4716 or sellcarl@aol.com.

Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk. 2 p.m., at 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. Shuttle buses available. Registration required. www.burkecropwalk.org. 703-455-9025 or burkeva.crop@cox.net.