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Burke/Fairfax Calendar, Sept. 20-26

David Rogers at Epicure Café: on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. at Epicure Cafe, 11213-A Lee Highway, Fairfax, the well-studied, well-reviewed guitarist David Rogers plays his ornate style of guitar. 703-352-9193 or cafe.epicure@gmail.com.

David Rogers at Epicure Café: on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. at Epicure Cafe, 11213-A Lee Highway, Fairfax, the well-studied, well-reviewed guitarist David Rogers plays his ornate style of guitar. 703-352-9193 or cafe.epicure@gmail.com. Photo Contributed

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Rita Dove at Fall for the Book Opening Night: on Wednesday, September 26, at 8 p.m. in Harris Theatre on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, Rita Dove will kickoff the Fall for the Book Festival, Sept. 26-30, and will receive the Busboys and Poets Award. Dove’s most recent collection is Sonata Mulattica. www.fallforthebook.org.

Thursday/Sept. 20

The Bob Gibson Big Band with vocalist Maureen McDonnell. 8 p.m., at the Old Country Buffet 9650 Main St. (Rte. 236), Fairfax. Vintge to modern jazz (Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich). 703-764-0708.

Saturday/Sept. 22

The bi-annual Little Angel Consignment Sale for Children's Clothing, Toys & Equipment. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Thousands of children's items available including winter clothing, games, high chairs, baby clothes and more. 703-591-3120.

4th Annual Chalk4Peace Event. 9-11 a.m., at Eagle View Elementary School, 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax. Chalking and a concurrent PTA-sponsored community yard sale. http://www.eves.my-pta.org/.

Fairfax Symphony. 8:00 p.m., at GMU's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. There will be a free pre-concert discussion with Chris Zimmerman at 7:00 p.m.; come experience the "mischief" of the orchestra, as themed this season. Adults, $25-$55; student tickets (ages 6-18), $5. www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

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The 17th annual CCE Irish Folk Festival: on Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon-7 p.m., at the Sherwood Community Center at Van Dyck Park, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax and The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, traditional Irish fiddle players direct from County Donegal, Ireland will play as part of the festival; enjoy traditional music, dance, and all things Irish. Full schedule at www.ccepotomac.org.

Sunday/Sept. 23

Back to School Blast. 8:45 and 11 a.m., at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. The Children's Ministry of Jubilee Christian Center sponsors; the "Extreme Balloon Man" Steve Gambrill will perform during the services. 703-383-1170, or see www.jccag.org.

Solo Guitarist David Rogers. 8 p.m. Epicure Café, 11213-A Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-352-9193.

Get Fit City of Fairfax Whole Health Fest. 1-4 p.m., at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Wellness, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices celebrated in cooking demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and speakers. www.wholehealthfest.com.

Wednesday/Sept. 26

Fall for the Book Festival. Sept. 26-30, featuring Rita Dove, Alice Walker, Neil Gaiman, Mary Jo Putney, Laura Lippman and Michael Chabon, among many. HYPERLINK "http://fallforthebook.org/?page_id=979" http://fallforthebook.org/?page_id=979.