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Fairfax County community calendar, Feb. 21 to 28, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 21

The Women’s Club of Greater Reston meeting, Joe Leighton, secretary of the Reston Association Board, will discuss the impact of the Silver Line Metro on the community and programs for seniors. Refreshments available. 10 a.m.-noon, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. 703-476-6240 or

Friday Morning Music Club concert, music by John Duke, Mozart and Scarlatti. 11 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 202-333-2075 or

The farmers table, meet with local farmers and vendors, find seasonal produce, baked goods, meat and eggs; 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. 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.

Mount Vernon Branch AAUW meeting, June Malina of People to People International will discuss “How to Enrich Your Travels While Saving Money.” 7 p.m., Mount Vernon District Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-395-9626.

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.

“Burgundy on Broadway: Dreams and Magic,” sixth-graders perform a musical revue, including songs from “Oklahoma” and the “Harry Potter” films, with a choreographed quidditch match. There will also be a puppet show, dancing and a clarinet performance. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, 3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria. $5; children, $1. 703-960-3431, Ext. 233.

Plant communities in landscape design,a discussion by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on the resources available from regional plant communities to give landscape designers opportunities to implement more complex arrangements. 7:30-9 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. Free. 703-642-5173 or

Vietnam veterans meeting, Pam Cain, daughter of Air Force Col. Oscar Mauterer, who was lost while flying over Laos during the Vietnam War in 1966, will share her story of being the daughter of a missing-in-action father. 7:30 p.m., Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free. 703-255-0353 or

Friday, Feb. 22

“Visiting Chef” program, Julie Ellis and Patti Bruch discuss the memories and history of the cookbooks from the Moosewood restaurant and prepare some recipes. 12:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Fort Hunt area. Free. 703-765-4573.

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. Fridays, through March 22, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $1. 703-255-6360.

“Brother Outsider,” the Friday night film series presents a documentary on Bayard Rustin, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. 7-9:30 p.m., Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free. 703-503-4579 or

“Italian American Reconciliation,” a divorced man attempts to win back his wife with help from his best friend in this romantic comedy. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. $25; students, $15. 703-854-1856.

Saturday, Feb. 23

“Eco Savvy” gardening, a symposium on how climate change is altering the environment and how to be a successful gardener in conditions such as “Snowmageddon,” droughts and derechos. Lunch included. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $65, registration required. 703-642-5173.

Washington Apple Pi Mac User Group meeting, creating “landing pages.” 9:30 a.m.-noon, George Mason University, Enterprise Hall, Room 178, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 301-984-0300 or

Celebrate Korea, children 6-12 make Korean crafts. 11 a.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free, registration suggested. 703-790-8088, Ext. 4.

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

“Sleeping Beauty: The Broken Spell,” a magician and his talking cat go on a mission to find Sleeping Beauty’s true love and save her from endless sleep. 1 p.m. Saturdays, through March 2, Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $12; ages 11 and younger, $8. 703-584-2900.

Black History Month celebration, a recognition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with dance, recitals and music. 1-3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 450 Orchard St., Vienna. Free. 703-591-4488, or

Korean culture program, watch two documentaries about Korea and see a reenactment of a traditional Korean wedding, followed by sampling Korean food. 1 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free, registration suggested. 703-790-8088, Ext. 4.

Civil War program, Georgetown University professor Chandra Manning discusses her book, “What This Cruel War Was Over,” in which she used letters, diaries and newspapers to examine how Union and Confederate soldiers viewed slavery. Book signing and sale will follow. 2 p.m., Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-0560.

Dragonflies program, learn how they hover, dip, dive and zoom, where they live, what they eat and how to create a dragonfly pond on your property. 4-5:30 p.m., Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Hybla Valley area. $6, registration required. 703-768-2525.

“Avoiding Divorce Court II,” learn about standard provisions that are routinely found in all settlement agreements and creative provisions that are available to parties negotiating or mediating an agreement. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $40; members,$30; couples, $70; member couples, $50; registration required. 703-281-2657, Ext. 276 or

Around the World in 80 Days,” Walnut Street Theatre stages Jules Verne’s tale about a man’s attempt to travel the globe. 8 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $20-$40. 703-993-8888.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Sports Card & Comic Book Show, sale of sports cards from the 1940s to the present, sports memorabilia and autographs, comic books, other cards and hobby supplies. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. $3, 18 and younger, free. 301-990-4929 or

Maple syrup boil-down, the maple trees are tapped and the sap is boiled down into a sweet syrup. Sample it over fresh-baked cornbread. Noon-2 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $3. 703-759-2771.

Snake and turtle feeding, learn about the animals and watch a feeding demonstration with a snake, two turtles and a toad. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $5, registration required. 703-941-1065.

Herbs in the landscape, a lecture on how to add herbs to your landscape to lower the maintenance and watering needs and their use in the kitchen. 1:30-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $10, registration required. 703-642-5173.

West African drum workshops, by Susan Gerber Berning, with interactive rhythm sessions based on Ghanaian and Nigerian songs, healing meditations and traditions. Bring your own drum, bell or shaker. 2-3:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria area. $5; families, $15. 703-765-5950.

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel, performs Schubert with commentary about the composer. 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $19-$38; youth through grade 12 accompanied by an adult, half price. 703-993-8888 or

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, Feb. 25

Résuméworkshop, learn the ingredients and format of a successful federal or private-sector résumé including how to define measurable successes, how to market your successes and how to be responsive to the expectations identified in a job vacancy announcement. 10 a.m.-noon, Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $35; members, $25; registration required. 703-281-2657, Ext. 276 or

American Youth Symphonic Orchestra, music by Bartok and Sibelius with violist Tsuna Sakamoto of the National Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m., Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. Free. 703-642-8051 or

Falls Church City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave. 703-241-5014 or

Tuesday, Feb. 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. 703-793-0026 or

Stray Birds, the acoustic trio performs for the Folk Club of Reston/Herndon. 7:15 p.m., Amphora Deluxe Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. $11. 703-435-2402 or

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. 703-580-8138, or

Wednesday, Feb. 27

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

Thursday, Feb. 28

Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield luncheon, retired Army Gen. Richard H. Thompson, regarded as a pioneer in logistics, will discuss his varied career. 11:30 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 4604 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. $10, registration required. 703-941-1419 or

Empty Bowls fundraiser, adults will receive a handcrafted bowl with their soup and bread dinner. There will be live music, raffles and a silent auction to benefit Our Daily Bread. 6-8:30 p.m., Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. $30 in advance; $35 at the door; children, $10. 703-273-8829, or

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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