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Fairfax County community calendar, June 20-26, 2013

Thursday, June 20

Garden stroll and tea, tour of gardens with a master gardener docent, followed by a traditional English afternoon tea. 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $28, reservations required. 703-941-7987 or

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.

Falls Church Concert Band concert, bring a blanket and a picnic. Local artists will also exhibit their work. 7 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5077 or

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.

Jazz concert, the guitarist/composer Albare performs. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-938-7532 or

Latin music concert, Trio Caliente. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, Country Store, 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Modern military medical care, discussed by Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin M. Franke, chief of the Medical Current Operations Division. A meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America. 7:30 p.m., Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262-D Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free. 703-255-0353 or

Friday, June 21

Acoustic Eidolon folk/Celtic concert, Focus Music organization presents the folk/Celtic duo, Joe Scott on his custom-made double neck guitjo (a 14-string banjo/guitar hybrid) and Hannah Alkire on cello. 7:30 p.m., St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria. $18, in advance$15. 703-380-3151 or

“Waterwise Garden,” learn how to use water efficiently while maintaining an attractive landscape. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $10, registration required. 703-642-5173 or

The Goonies,” watch an outdoor screening of the 1985 movie starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen and Corey Feldman. 7 p.m., Mosaic-Strawberry Park, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax. Free. 703-992-7765 or

“VOICES of Mobile,” a concert by the vocal ensemble of 16 students from the University of Mobile, Ala., which focuses on contemporary Christian music and traditional genres. 7:30 p.m., Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-256-8330.

Cajun music concert, featuring the Crawdaddies. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria area. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Summer concert, featuring Night Music, an ensemble of guitar, drums, bass, sax, keyboard and vocals.7:30-8:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-324-7469 or

The 9 folk concert, founded by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 5660 Heming Ave., Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469 or

“Red” Rothko play, Elden Street Players perform John Logan’s play about the world of artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m. June 27 and Fridays and Saturdays through June 29; 7 p.m. Sunday. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. $20. 703-481-5930 or

Saturday, June 22

Community paper shred event, bring up to five boxes of papers such as old tax returns, checks, receipts and other documents to be securely shredded. 9-11 a.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

“Old and New, Tried and True Vegetables,” Washington Gardener publisher Kathy Jentz discusses popular heirloom vegetables of mid-Atlantic gardeners. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $15, registration required. 703-642-5173 or

Mount Vernon “All the President’s Pups,” bring a leashed dog and take a walking tour to learn about George Washington’s dogs. 10 a.m., through June 29, Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., south of Alexandria. $5. 703-780-2000.

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. Saturdays, Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

Summer Art Party on the Quad, activities for kids and adults, including art projects, storytelling, music, bubble art, an interactive history corner, kites, artist demonstrations and tours and a community pillow fight. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, the Quad, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Bring nonperishable food for the Lorton Community Action Center. Free. 703-584-2900 or

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

Redwine Jazz Band, New Orleans-style jazz music. 5-7 p.m., Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Rock guitarist Pat McGee, concert, followed by the Volunteers, the U.S. Army Field Band, for an evening of rock, pop, country and patriotic music. 6-9 p.m., Arrowbrook Centre Park, 2351 Field Point Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469 or

Enter the Haggis concert, Celtic/rock music. Bring a picnic, lawn chair or a blanket. 7 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, Workhouse Quad, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-584-2900 or

Mingo Fishtrap concert, soul, funk and horn-fueled pop music. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. 7:30-10 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. Free. 703-709-6300 or

Lions Club Flea Market,8 a.m.-4 p.m., Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club, 6900 Hechinger Dr., Springfield. Sellers: $20 per parking spot, first come, first serve. 703-569-3074 or

Sunday, June 23

Sports card and comic book show, baseball and other sports cards, non-sports cards and comic books. 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

U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Brass, outdoor concert, bring picnic snacks and blankets or lawn chairs. 6-7 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free. 202-633-1000 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, June 24

Livable communities for seniors forum, the public is welcome to give ideas on ensuring that the county continues to be a good community for seniors. 10 a.m.-noon, Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Free, registration required. 703-324-5411 or

Family walk with a naturalist, take a hike through Green Spring’s woods and along the ponds to see insects and other wildlife. Master naturalist Mary McLean will answer questions and point out interesting features. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-2 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $6 per person, registration required. 703-642-5173 or

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

Vacation Bible School, for children 3 through fourth grade; fifth-graders and older students can volunteer. Craft supplies and snacks included. 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. $15; additional child, $10; family, $35; registration required. 703-256-8330 or

Tuesday, June 25

“Sew Much Comfort,” help prepare adaptive clothing for returning wounded military personnel. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Messiah Lutheran Church, 6510 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria area. 703-765-5003.

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 auditions required. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, White Oaks Elementary School, cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. Free. 703-580-8138, or

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

Wednesday, June 26

“The Great Zucchini,” a comedy and magic show. 10-11 a.m., Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center, 2739 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469 or

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

Concert in the garden, featuring the Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet . Bring a picnic. 7-8 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. Free. 703-941-7987 or

Daryl Davis swing concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lee District Park, amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria area. Free. 703-324-7469 or

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

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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