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Burke/Fairfax Calendar, Oct. 19-Oct. 31

Richard Graves and son Evan slide down one of the carpet slides at the Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground last year.

Richard Graves and son Evan slide down one of the carpet slides at the Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground last year. Photo by Victoria Ross.

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Columbia Campus by Betty Smiley Baumgartner, featured in Forty-Nine Shades of Color and Gray. Doris Jenkins' oil paintings and Betty Smile Baumgartner's fine art photography, watercolor, oils, acrylics and sculpture combine for an exhibit that runs the whole spectrum. Open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 31 on the second floor of Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. www.fairfaxartleague.com.

Friday/Oct. 19

Rockin' Ever After. 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Disney showcases classic and new starts on ice. Playing through Sunday, Oct. 21. $15-75. 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Rockin' Ever After. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Disney showcases classic and new starts on ice. Playing through Sunday, Oct. 21. $15-75. 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Kings Park 40th Anniversary Festival. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Face painting at 11 a.m., Korean Autoharp Club playing at noon, "Halloween Rocks" at 1 p.m., commemorative tree planting at 2 p.m., the Kings Park Band at 2:30 p.m. and a book cart sorting contest at 3:30 p.m. 703-978-5600 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events.

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There’s a cornucopia of activities, not to mention the farmers' market and palatial pumpkin patch, at Burke Nursery & Garden Center's 18th Annual Fall Festival. During the month of October, Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fridays through Saturdays until 9 p.m., at 9401 Burke Road, Burke, there will be pumpkins galore and hayrides all day--from a pumpkin fort, a ghost tunnel slide, rope swing and farm animals, to the fall produce market and the carveable pumpkin that comes with admission, the festival has something for everyone. $9-12. www.pumpkinplayground.com.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Rockin' Ever After. 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Disney showcases classic and new starts on ice. Playing through Sunday, Oct. 21. $15-75. 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Display and N Gauge Trains. 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Blvd., Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRACK members provide a train display. $3 for adults, $1 for children. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

FOODRaiser and Community Event. 2-5 p.m., at 10515 School Street, Fairfax. Our Daily Bread invites all ages are invited to create an Art for the Sky photograph taken from high above; live music, entertainment, refreshments and food donations. $5 and a non-perishable food item. 703-273-8829 or www.ODBFairfax.org.

College Fair. 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Fair Oaks Mall, off I-66 at Route 50, Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Fairfax County Public Schools students meet 350-plus colleges and universities in the open-fair setting. Register. 703-359-8302 or www.fcpscollegefairs.com.

Monday/Oct. 22

My Name is Asher Lev. 7:30 p.m., at the JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. A reading of Aaron Posner's play, adapted from Chaim Potok's visionary novel; Asher Lev, graced with prodigious artistic ability and drawn to draw and paint the world, finds his genius estranging him from his Hasidic community--he must choose between art and faith. $10; $8, members; $5, students or groups of 10-plus. 703-537-3000 or www.jccnvarts.org.

Sunday/Oct. 23

Movie: Fatal Promises. 2 p.m., Research Room 163, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A screening to promote domestic violence awareness. 703-216-8297.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Fairfax Bike Summit. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the HUB at George Mason University, 10423 Rivanna River Way, Fairfax. Featuring sessions on innovative road improvements, safe routes, growing bicycle participation, bike share, implementing the County bicycle master plan, sports and recreation. Registration. ffxbikesummit.eventbrite.com or www.fabb-bikes.org.

Cuban Missile Crisis 50th Anniversary. 10 a.m., at the Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Cold War Museum and the Department of History & Art History form a panel of historians and authors to commemorate the anniversary; book signing to follow. www.coldwar.org/articles/60s/CubanMissileCrisis50thAnniversary.asp.

Live Boxing. 6 p.m., at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A 10-round middleweight battle between Jimmy Lange and Tony "Mo Better" Jeter. $40-500. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Drama’s Night Out. 6-11 p.m., at Woodson High School Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Students in first through sixth grade can spend time with Woodson drama students playing improv, singing and dancing while parents are free for date night; cost benefits Cavs-In Kilts Thespians' trip to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. $40; $30 for each additional sibling. www.wtwdrama.org/boosters/night-out.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Referendum, Reception and Redskins. 3-4:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Catch the tail-end of the Redskins game, enjoy dessert, beverages and free giveaways like a Nook or Kindle. 703-644-7333 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/news.

Dancing 4 Cures. 6 p.m., at Ernst Community Cultural Theater, NVCC, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. C4 Performing Arts, LLC, in parternship with Greater Little Zion Baptist Church Cancer Support Ministry in Fairfax and the BREM Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer, host a concert; reception and silent auction precede show. 703-855-7687 or www.c4performingarts.com.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

The 25th Annual Fair Oaks Mall-O-Ween. 6-8 p.m., at Fair Oaks Mall, off I-66 at Lee Jackson Memorial Parkway, Fairfax. Sixteen-thousand-plus trick-or-treaters and families haunt the largest premier shopping destinations among Fair Oaks' fountains-gone-bubbling-cauldrons, witches, wizards, pirates and princesses, there to surprise Mall-O-Ween-goers at every turn; for spooked-out parents and guardians, samples and coupons will appear. 703-359-8300 or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.