Fairfax County community calendar, March 21 to 28, 2013

March 20, 2013
Thursday, March 21

“The Story of the New York Central Railroad-History of the 20th Century Limited,” presented by the Model Railroad Club. Refreshments provided. 10 a.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Fort Hunt area. Free. 703-765-4573.

Avoiding Divorce Court II-Settlement Agreements, learn about standard provisions routinely found in all agreements and creative provisions. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $40; members,$30; couples, $70; member couples, $50; registration required. 703-281-2657, Ext. 276 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Used book sale, art, children’s books and other merchandise will be in the church building. Books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs will be in the mansion. 1-5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria area. 703-451-3027.

The farmers table, meet with local farmers and vendors, find seasonal produce, baked goods, meat and eggs and learn what is in season and how to use it. Weekly activities may include wagon rides, pony rides, making cupcakes, warming fires, craft activities and meeting baby animals. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-437-9109.

Fairfax bingo, no smoking, dinner sold, sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Proceeds go to scholarships and other Elks Lodge charities. Doors open, 5:30 p.m; early bird bingo, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. Early bird minimum, $6; regular bingo, $14 for six face cards. 703-560-2188.

Financial planning during separation and divorce, a certified divorce planner discusses the financial components of the property settlement agreement, and practical information needed to make educated financial decisions. 6:30-9:30 p.m., the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $50; members, $40; registration required. 703-281-2657, Ext. 276 or www.thewomenscenter.org .

Park Authority forum, Fairfax County Park Authority Director John Dargle Jr. holds an informal session to discuss concerns and suggestions related to recreation, preservation of natural and cultural resources, customer service issues and how the agency can meet community needs. 7 p.m., Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Dr., Lorton. 703-324-8662.

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.

Vienna AAUW program, how to travel safely and wisely. 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-321-7499.

Friday, March 22

Children’s consignment sale, children’s clothing and shoes, equipment, toys and maternity wear, to help support local and national charities. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Cameron United Methodist Church, 3130 Franconia Rd., Alexandria area. 703-313-0614 or https://sites.google.com/site/cameronchurchccs or cumc.umw.ccs@gmail.com.

McLean Art Society meeting, printmaker Justyne Fischer, who teaches art, photography and computer graphics, will be the featured artist. 10 a.m.-noon, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-0123.

Family skate night, bring roller or in-line skates and safety equipment. Parents must stay with their children and may participate. 6:30-8 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $1. 703-255-6360.

Peter Pan and Wendy, Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater brings J.M. Barrie’s classic novel to life with Margie Jervis’s large puppets and original music by Matt Conner. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. $15; students and seniors, $12. 703-593-5697 or www.creativecauldron.org.

“Never the Sinner,” play, a pair of accused killers go on trial for what they thought would be the perfect crime. 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through April 14, 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. $25; students, $15. 703-854-1856.

Easter musical drama, the Jubilee Christian Center Music Department will present the original drama “Christ Alone.” 8 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Saturday, March 23

Social Action Linking Together (SALT) talk, Northern Virginia lawmakers will discuss the 2013 General Assembly session and answer questions. Jeff Connor-Naylor will speak on the theme “Opportunity Investments in a Virginia that Work for Everyone.” 9-11:15 a.m., American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. 703-938-9535 or jhorejsi@cox.net.

Japanese garden design, horticulturist Sandy Flowers discusses the essentials in creating a Japanese-style garden. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $20, registration required. 703-642-5173.

Washington Apple Pi Mac User Group meeting, Jimmy Obomsawin of jimmymacsupport.com will be the speaker. 9:30 a.m.-noon, George Mason University, Enterprise Hall, Room 178, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 301-984-0300 or www.wap.org.

Appraisal event, appraisers will give verbal appraisals of jewelry, paintings, crystal, small furniture and family treasures, sponsored by the City of Fairfax Young at Heart Senior Center. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. $4 for one item, additional items (limit two), $2. 703-273-6090.

Easter egg hunt, bring your own basket. Ages 2-3, 10 a.m.; ages 4-5, 10:45 a.m.; ages 6-8, 11:30 a.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $6 per child; registration required. 703-759-2771.

Targeted job search workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $35; members,$25; registration required. 703-281-2657, Ext. 276 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

Old-fashioned Easter egg roll, for children 12 and younger and their parents, bring a basket, visit with the Easter Bunny and listen to a storyteller. Co-sponsored by Historic Vienna and the Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE. Free. 703-938-5187.

“Prairie Home Barbershop,” the Fairfax Jubilaires annual show features three award-winning quartets, Da Capo, Epic and Speed of Sound, plus the Fairfax Jubilaires’ Chorus. 2 and 7 p.m., Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. $20. 703-371-8244 or www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

Tom Teasley, a performance by the percussionist, who received the 2010 Helen Hayes Theater Award for outstanding sound design. 4 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $25; seniors and military,$20; students, $12. 703-584-2900 or www.workhousearts.org.

Art and silent auction, fundraiser to benefit the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. With hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 7 p.m., Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Dr., Chantilly. $30. 703-691-4278 or www.hart90.org.

Voce Chamber Singers, a concert by the 28-voice ensemble followed by a reception and silent auction. 7:30 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. $25; seniors,$20; ages 24 and younger, $10. 703-277-7772 or www.voce.org/tickets.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, improv comedy by the group that has produced such stars as Amy Poehler and Ed Helms. 8 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $30. 703-790-0123.

Sunday, March 24

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.

Dinosaur egg hunt, for ages 3-7, a themed program with an outdoor egg hunt and crafts. 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $6, registration required. 703-941-1065.

Jane Austen’s English country garden, learn about the Regency-era gardens and landscapes depicted in Austen’s novels and about the author’s passion for gardening. A traditional English tea follows. 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $28, registration required. 703-941-7987.

Egg hunt, for children 1-10, sponsored by the Great Falls Optimist Club and Adelers Jewelers. More than $5,000 worth of donated gemstones will be mixed with candy and stuffed into 8,000 plastic eggs scattered around the Village Centre. Plus mini-carnival rides, the Easter Bunny and more. Check-in, 12:15 p.m.; egg hunt, 1:30 p.m., Great Falls Village Centre, 776 Walker Rd. Donations will benefit the Optimist Club. 703-759-4076.

“Deeds Not Words,” a concert-style preview of a theatrical work in development, telling the story of the suffragist movement, featuring some of the women at the forefront of struggle to gain the right to vote. 2 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free, $5 donation suggested. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, chamber music, with the Ahn Trio. 3 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $50. 703-993-8888 or www.aypo.org/events.

Voce Chamber Singers, a concert by the 28-voice ensemble followed by a reception and silent auction. 4 p.m., CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. $25; seniors,$20; youth 24 and younger, $10. 703-476-4500 or http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val+31908&pid=7417925.

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, March 25

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, March 26

Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-based 12 step program addressing addiction,co-dependency, anger or other self-destructive behaviors. Child care is provided. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-793-0026 or recovery@florisumc.org.

Centering Prayer, for those who want to pray silently in the company of others. 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean. Free. 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. Tuesdays, White Oaks Elementary School, cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. Free. 703-580-8138, www.kingsparkband.org or kpband@kingsparkband.org.

Wednesday, March 27

Fort Belvoir Military Council of Catholic Women Bible Study group, military women and spouses of active or retired military members will study the book “The Year of Faith” by the Rev. Mitch Pacwa. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Woodlawn Chapel, 1800 Wright Rd., Fort Belvoir. Charlotte Pierce, 703-339-8437.

Bible study, for those who want to know more about Unitarian Universalism and the Bible. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

Christus Chorus, a performance by the 32-voice ensemble from Concordia University of St. Paul, Minn. 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd., Alexandria. Freewill offering. 703-354-5233 or info@sharingpeace.org.

Thursday, March 28

The Invisible War,” a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary followed by a panel discussion and a reception with light snacks. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Women and Gender Studies and Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services. Donations of toiletries for Artemis House will be collected. 4:30-7 p.m., George Mason University, Johnson Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-993-2896 or wgst@gmu.edu.

Woman’s Guide to Investing, a course designed specifically for women who want to learn the basics of investing and empowering themselves to make smart financial decisions. 7-9 p.m., the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $35; members, $25. 703-281-2657 Ext. 276 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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