Fairfax County community calendar, July 4-10, 2013

July 3, 2013
Thursday, July 4

Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.

Friday, July 5

Dairy Days, churn butter, crank ice cream, play historic games and take a wagon ride. 1-4 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. $5; wagon ride, $2; house tour $7, students $6, seniors and children $5. 703-437-1794.

Field of Dreams,” watch the 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and Ray Liotta. 7 p.m. Fridays, Mosaic, Strawberry Park, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax. Free. 703-992-7765 or www.mosaicdistrict.com.

Kings Park Band, big-band music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Pablo Antonia y La Firma perform salsa music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Sine Qua Non, American jazz music with elements of African, Caribbean and Latin music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

The Folsom Prisoners, country music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Saturday, July 6

Blue Sky Puppet Theater show, “Pig Tales” features audience participation and humor. 10-11 a.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Nicolo Whimsey Show, music and juggling. 10-11 a.m., Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. Free. 703-471-5415 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Paul Hadfield, egg-juggling, unicycling, ladder-walking, rope-spinning, fruit-tossing, prat-falling, joke-cracking and general silliness. 10-11 a.m., Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6600 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

The Great Zucchini, comedy and magic for children. 10-11 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Amphitheater, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Historic house tour, tour Ratcliffe-Allison House and learn about the many former residents and owners, from 19th-century tradesmen to a 20th-century newspaper columnist. See the exhibition: “Dr. Kate Waller Barrett: Mother to Many.” 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

Dog adoption event, sponsored by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-817-9444 or www.hart90.org.

“Peter Pan And Captain Hook in the Fairies Land,” a live performance of playwright Vianlix Mestey’s original adaptation of the famous fairy tale. 1 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $12, age 11 and younger $8. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org.

The Fretwalkers, alternative rock music. 5-7 p.m., Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, bluegrass music. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. 7-8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900 or www.workhousearts.org.

Turtle Survey, see turtles close up and learn how to identify the different species. Assist a naturalist in a search for them at the pond. 7-8 p.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. $5, registration required. 703-631-0013.

Country-western dance, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association. A DJ provides the music. Couples and singles welcome. Snacks and drinks available. Lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30-11 p.m., Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. $12; members, $10; age 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult, $5. 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.

David Akers and the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, jazz music from swing to Motown. 7:30-10 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. Free. 703-709-6300 or www.restontowncenter.com/concerts.

Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night, Santi Budaya, music director of the Indonesian Embassy, presents a group of dancers and musicians from Java, Bali, Sumatra and other Indonesian islands. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Sounds of the Night Campfire, learn to identify nocturnal animal calls and listen to stories around a campfire, with s’ mores. 8-9 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $6, registration required. 703-941-1065.

Fireworks at the Workhouse, the City of Fairfax Band Swing Ensemble performs at 8 p.m., followed by a fireworks display. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900.

Sunday, July 7

Birding for Beginners, learn basic identification skills and about the birds in Huntley Meadows Park. 8-11 a.m., Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. $6, registration required. 703-768-2525.

Wood carving lessons, wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to help you create a creature from a block of wood. Noon-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Lesson, free; nominal fee for wood blanks. 703-759-2771.

Embracing Sound Energy, meditation with Tibetan bowls, facilitated by Rick and Susan Gallaher. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, 2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church. Offerings accepted. 703-560-2030 or www.celebrationcenter.org.

David Peterson, old-time country music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Springfield bingo, for age 12 and older, no smoking, youths 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays. Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$35. 703-975-1079.

Monday, July 8

Vacation Bible school, for ages 3 to sixth grade, stories, games, crafts, food and more. 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday-July 12, St. Athanasius Lutheran Church, 114 Kingsley Rd. SW, Vienna. Free, registration required. 703-455-4003 or revjdoc@gmail.com.

“Kids In Mission,” for children in third to seventh grade, activities including local service projects and the “Great Supermarket Race,” in which teams purchase food for the local food pantry. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-July 12, Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. $15; additional child, $10; family, $35; registration required. 703-256-8330 or www.annandale-umc.org.

Falls Church City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of each month, Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave. 703-241-5014 or www.fallschurchva.gov.

Tuesday, July 9

Centering Prayer, for those who want to pray silently in the company of others. 7-7:45 p.m., St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean. 703-356-1881.

Kings Park Concert Band practice, open to adults who played in high school or college and want to continue playing, a nonprofit community band with a professional conductor that performs throughout Northern Virginia. No audition required. 7:30 p.m., White Oaks Elementary School, cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. Free. 703-580-8138, www.kingsparkband.org or kpband@kingsparkband.org.

Mount Vernon Community Band practice, open to adult and youth musicians, the Mount Vernon Community Band has performed in the Mount Vernon area since 1978. No auditions required. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mount Vernon High School, band room, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd., Mount Vernon area. Free. 703-768-4172 or www.mvbands.com.

Wednesday, July 10

The Grandsons Jr. perform music for children. 10-11 a.m., Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

“Summer Stories and Sprinklers,” for Vienna area children and their parents, bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to stories at Vienna’s original one-room library and then take a run through the sprinklers on the lawn of the Town Green. 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE. Free. 703-255-6360.

Forum on creating an older adult friendly community, share ideas on how Fairfax County can continue to be a livable, lifelong community for its growing older population. 4-6 p.m., Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Free. 703-324-5411, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults or DFSCommunity@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Alexandria Kleztet, a combination of Eastern European and Jewish music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances .

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, bluegrass music. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lee District Park, Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Practical prayer and spiritual healing service, listen to people share their inspiration, prayers and healing experiences. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Christian Science Church, 3725 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-591-2122.

Campfire with the constellations, talk about stars around a campfire, then head to the meadow with a park naturalist to learn how to identify the early summer constellations. 8:30-10 p.m., Cabell’s Mill, 5235 Walney Rd., Centreville. $6, registration required. 703-631-0013.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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