Entertainment Calendar: Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield

Entertainment Calendar: Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield

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Shir HaLev, the Community Jewish Chorale of Northern Virginia. Rehearsals are held select Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax. The Chorale is a friendly, welcoming, adult volunteer choir. Membership in the group is open to all, members of Congregation Olam Tikvah and other Northern Virginians. Their repertoire consists mainly of Jewish liturgical music and also some contemporary Jewish music and some secular showtunes, too. Visit carolboydleon.com/shir_halev for more.

Lorton Farmers Market. Sundays, 9 a.m.-noon, through Nov. 17, in the VRE Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. Eleven local farmers and producers sell fresh produce and fruits; meats; breads and pastries; jams; dairy products and eggs; herbs; flowers, and more. All products are grown or produced by the vendors and come from within 125 miles. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association will be there each week, providing horticultural information to home gardeners in Fairfax County. Call 703-642-0128 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/lorton.

Springfield Farmers Market. Saturdays, through Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Springfield Town Center, 6699 Spring Mall Drive, Springfield. Vendors include Cascade Beverage, Celestial/Fossil Farms, Chilanga Tortilla, Conecopia, Greenwich Farms, Iganacio's Produce, Kingdom Gourmet, Lola's Kusina, Lund's Produce, Smiths Mecklenburg, Taste Old Country, Three Puppies,Tyson Farm, and Windmill Meadows. Visit www.community-foodworks.org or call 202-697-7768.

Sweet but Psycho. Through Nov. 30, at Olly Olly, 10417 Main St., 2nd Floor, Fairfax. Olly Olly presents Sweet but Psycho: an avant-garde fairytale. Strangeland is a performance duo, made up of Bunni (Andiland) and Goatface (Strange Lens), that explores the superficial construct of reality. Call 703-789-6144 or visit ollyollyart.com for more.

Braddock Wrestling Club. Online registration through Dec. 1. The Braddock Wrestling Club is holding registration for the 2019-2020 season. The club supports wrestling for age groups 5 through 14 years old, boys and girls. All practices are held at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Cost is $155 per wrestler. Link to registration can be found at braddockwrestlingclub.shutterfly.com/. Or contact William Flynn at bflynniv@verizon.net or call 571-230-0713.

Burke Farmers Market. Through Dec. 21, 8 a.m.-noon at the VRE parking lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke. A great selection of fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, and dairy. All vendors make their own food or grow it locally within 125 miles. Call 703-642-0128 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/burke for more.

Registration Open: Fall Art Classes. Burke Centre Conservancy is sponsoring Fall Art Classes starting Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Jan. 7 and Saturday classes starting Jan. 11 - March in Drawing and Watercolor Painting for 5-8-year old, 8 years and up and Adults/Teens held at the Woods Community Centre, 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke. New Class – Art Workshop for Adults Tuesday Afternoons - Nov. 12 - Dec. 17.

Give the Gift of Original Art. Now thru Jan. 5. At Torpedo Factory Artists at Mosaic, 2905 District Ave., #105, Fairfax. Open Wednesday thru Sunday 11 – 7 p.m. Reception celebrating small businesses, Nov. 30, 5 to 8 p.m. You can find extraordinary fine art that makes great gifts this holiday season -- the work of highly-acclaimed Torpedo Factory Artists -- at their satellite space in Merrifield. Beautiful paintings, fine-art photographs, one-of-a- kind jewelry, scarves, ceramics and much more will be offered. Plus you can get an early start on your holiday shopping. Artists Sonne Hernandez and Greg Knott are in residence during this show.

PJ Party + Santa’s Arrival. At Springfield Town Center, Springfield. Welcome Santa with a Pajama Party. Get in the holiday spirit with caroling, hot coco and watch as Santa arrives in style with Fairfax police and fire. Santa’s visiting hours will be as follows: Now through Dec. 13; Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 14 thru Dec. 23; Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday/Nov. 14

Holiday Open House. 2-6 p.m. At Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Lorton. Celebrate the season at Gunston Hall during this merchandise unveiling and receive special discounts and offers, complimentary gift wrapping, and snack on light refreshments as you shop locally. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.gunstonhall.org.

Friday/Nov. 15

SymposiYUM!. 2:30-6:30 p.m. At Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Lorton. Join the inaugural SymposiYUM! program which features lectures, discussions, and a special food-based experience. The launch of this innovative program combines the traditional concept of a symposium with the dynamic, food-focused programming offered at Gunston Hall, such as Cocktails by Candlelight and its Hearth Cooking Workshops. Speakers will include Dr. Kelley Deetz and Ms. Michelle Moon. Visit www.gunstonhall.org.

Lakeside Campfire Fridays.6-7:30 p.m. At Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Come to Lake Accotink to enjoy a campfire, s'mores and more. A different topic and a different area of the park will be explored at each event. Cost is $8 per person. Call 703-569-3464 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-accotink.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Snowflake Social. 11 a.m. At Springfield Town Center, Springfield. Enjoy holiday treats, crafts, and festive music…Plus a meet and greet with Elsa, Anna and Kristoff from Frozen. Children can participate in holiday games, have their face painted, and more.

Discover Hidden Treasures with GPS. 2-4 p.m. At Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Discover hidden treasures at Burke Lake Park with your GPS. There are thousands of geocaches tucked away in hidden spots throughout Fairfax County. At this program for treasure-hunters age 8 to adult, you will discover how to use GPS to locate hidden treasure caches within Burke Lake Park. After learning how to enter latitude and longitude coordinates, you will follow the coordinates to find a hidden object, container or unique geological feature. Bring your own GPS; a limited number are available to borrow at class. Cost is $22 per person. Call 703-323-6600 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burke-lake.

2019 Gala Phantom of the Workhouse. 6-11 p.m. At Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Featuring a reception, raffle, silent auction, dining, dancing, dinner, and live auction. The band Fringe Benefits is performing. A mysterious and impressive evening awaits. Black tie optional. Masquerade encouraged. Visit the website: https://workhousearts.networkforgood.com/events/14148-2019-workhouse-arts-center-ga

ilyAIMY & Ayreheart. 7 p.m. At Epicure, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Two award-winning singer/songwriters, a unique percussive acoustic guitarist, Grammy-nominated lute player Ronn McFarlane, the world-traveled Irish bones player of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, violin, percussion, electric cello… all on one stage playing original tunes, Renaissance-era compositions and some Led Zeppelin to boot. Cost is $10 suggested. Visit www.ilyaimy.com.

Nostalgic Nights. 8 p.m. At GMU Harris Theatre, 4471 Aquia Creek Lane, Fairfax. Be swept away by the romantic charm of the classical guitar as the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra takes you on a journey to Spain with Joaquin Rodrigo’s masterpiece. Featuring Berta Rojas on guitar; and Christopher Zimmerman, conductor. The composer, blind since the age of 3, drew his inspiration from “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains” in the palace gardens of Aranjuez. This guitar concerto by Rodrigo was written in 1939 and is his best-known work, with its success establishing his reputation as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the 20th century. Hear the stories behind the music with music director Zimmerman and special guests before the concert at 7 p.m. Call the box office at 703-993-2787. Visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Nov. 16-17

Holiday Express Boutique Sale. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At St. Mary of Sorrows Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, seasonal decorator and gift items. Sweet Shop, Silent Auction, Raffle, Chili lunch and cafe on Saturday only (10-4 p.m.). No vendors. Cash or check only. Call Lou: 703-426-8092.

“Il Postino” (The Postman). Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. At George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will stage composer/librettist Daniel Catán's three-act opera Il Postino (The Postman), the second opera in the company’s 2019-2020, 45th anniversary season. The production marks the Virginia Opera debut of stage director Crystal Manich. Tickets are $45-$115. Visit www.cfa.gmu.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Meatless Holidays Cooking Class. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 9302 Hallston Ct. Fairfax Station. Start a new tradition with all the trimmings. Cost is $55/person; $100/two people. Call 703-643-2713. Pre-registration required. Visit www.veggourmet.wordpress.com

N Gauge Train Display. 1-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK members will hold an N Gauge Train Display. Museum members, free; adults 16 and over, $4; children 5-15, $2; under 4, free. For more information on the museum and show events is at www.fairfax-station.org or visit www.facebook.com/FFXSRR. Call 703-425-9225.

CROP Hunger Walk. 1:15-4:30 p.m. At Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main Street, Fairfax. Area residents from different faiths, cultures, and ages, walking together (5K or shorter Golden Mile) to support local/global efforts to fight world hunger and help disaster victims. Registration required. Free. Visit the website: www.burkecropwalk.org

Monday/Nov. 18

Funday Monday. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Crafts, music, movement, and fun with Mr. Skip, My Gym, Paint Your Own Pottery and a new VIP series featuring community helpers and leaders. Free. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts or call 703-385-2712.

Thursday/Nov. 21

Christmas Mart. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Pohick Episcopal Church 9301 Richmond Hwy., Lorton. The Parish House and the Vestry House will be transformed into a festive Christmas atmosphere with rooms filled with Attic Treasures, a Consignment Shop, fresh baked goods, homemade candy and apple butter, and frozen casseroles made by the women of Pohick Church. Booths will feature the work of artisans showcasing handmade jewelry, stained glass, Christmas decorations and many other crafts. Colonial-attired ladies will serve luncheon at three sittings — 11 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m. — the cost is $13. The Docent Guild will be leading tours of the historic colonial church and the Golden Dove Gift Shop will be open. Admission to the Christmas Mart is free. Visit the website at www.pohick.org or call 703-339-6572.

Lunch ‘N’ Life. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. At Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 8922 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Luncheon Speaker, Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts will discuss "Suffragists in Washington, D.C." Sponsored by the Shepherd's Center of Fairfax-Burke. Call Bea Stephenson for reservations by Nov. 15 at 703-273-5730. Cost is $10. Visit the website: www.scfbva.org

Thanksgiving Dinner. 6:30-8 p.m. At Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. Sponsored by the American Turkish Friendship Association, join in an early Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate our diversity and offer our thanks together for all the blessings we have — with friends from different faiths and cultures. Register online at bit.ly/thanks-2019.

Nov. 21-23

Citrus Fruit Sale. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 3251 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax at the intersection of Old Lee Highway and Old Pickett Road. Fresh Florida fruit; Navel Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Sol Zest Mandarins, Maple Syrup, VA peanuts. Sign-up for discount coupons: https://www.fairfaxlions.org/citrus-sale-notification/ Fruit is excellent this year. Sponsored by the Fairfax Lions Club. Visit the website: https://www.fairfaxlions.org/

Friday/Nov. 22
RIBBERBANDance Group. 8 p.m. At George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. RUBBERBANDance creates a bridge between the grace and structure of classical ballet and the raw, improvisational moves of hip-hop. Montreal’s innovative company is stretching the limits of contemporary dance to create a fresh, new aesthetic. Their latest work, Vic’s Mix, showcases highlights of company founder Victor Quijada’s creations and the evolution of his signature dance technique, dubbed the RUBBERBAND Method, that he developed over a 15-year period of time. Tickets are $48, $41 and $29. Visit www.cfa.gmu.edu.

Saturday/Nov. 23
Aquila Theatre George Orwell’s 1984. 8 p.m. At George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Aquila Theatre brings one of the great novels of the 20th Century to the stage—George Orwell’s dystopian 1984—in a chilling and timely production. The cautionary tale is set in the super-state Oceania, a totalitarian regime ruled by the “Party” and its leader, “Big Brother,” who employ the “Thought Police” to quell individualism and independent thinking. Obedient rank-and-file Party member Winston Smith secretly hates the repressive regime and dreams of a rebellion against Big Brother. He begins a forbidden relationship with Julia, a fellow employee, and his life sets off in a dangerous direction. Tickets are $44, $37, $26. Visit www.cfa.gmu.edu.

Nov. 23-24

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. At Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Northern Virginia Mineral Club's 28th Annual Show. Over 20 dealers with gems, minerals and fossils for sale. Demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes and kid's activities. Cost is adults $6, seniors $4, teens (13-17) $3, children 12 and under free, Scouts in uniform free, GMU students and faculty free. Event is co-sponsored by the Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences at GMU. Visit the website www.novamineralclub.org.

Sunday/Nov. 24

Holiday Make n’ Take Event. 1-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Come join in the fun of creating a holiday-themed craft to take home with you. Admission: Museum members and ages 4 and under, free; ages 5-15, $2; ages 16 and older, $4. Cost of supplies is included with your admission. Visit www.fairfax-station.org, or www.facebook.com/FFXSRR, or call 703-425-9225.

Monday/Nov. 25

Funday Monday. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Crafts, music, movement, and fun with Mr. Skip, My Gym, Paint Your Own Pottery and a new VIP series featuring community helpers and leaders. Free. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts or call 703-385-2712.

Jazz Vocal Night. 8-10 p.m. At George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. This concert includes soloists from the Jazz Voice Studio, Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Darden Purcell, and special guests, Forest Park High School Platinum Vocal Jazz, dir. Lara Brittain. Cost: $12/$8/$5. Visit the website: http://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/mason-jazz-vocal-night

Thursday/Nov. 28

Turkey Scramble. 10 a.m. At Burke Lake Golf Center, 6915 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Enjoy pre-game fun before Thanksgiving dinner at Burke Lake Golf Center’s Turkey Scramble. Teams of two, ages 7 and up, compete in an 18-hole scramble format. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place teams and Closest to the Pin. The scramble is limited to the first 48 teams. Costs are $75 per team which includes lunch, greens fee, and prizes. Fees are due at the time of registration. Call 703-323-1641 to register. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/tournaments.

Saturday/Nov. 30

Lorton Turkey Trot. 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. At Liberty Green, 9380 Quadrangle Street, Lorton. Join the fun Saturday after Thanksgiving to run off your turkey dinner at Liberty Lorton’s second annual Turkey Trot 5k and Fun Run. Cost is $30 for 18 and over; $20 for 17 and under. Visit the website: https://thelibertylife.com/liberty-turkey-trot-2019/

A Chanticleer Christmas. 8 p.m. At George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Cost is $55, $47, $33. Unwrap holiday magic as Chanticleer returns to the Center to usher in the season with a festive program of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets, Gospel melodies, and Christmas carols. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) this sublime ensemble of vocalists takes a musical journey through the ages with a level of clarity and virtuosity that is unmatched by others. Visit www.cfa.gmu.edu.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019

”The Nutcracker.” Nov. 30, 4 pm, and Dec. 1, 2:30 pm. At W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax. The Fairfax Ballet Company members, along with students from the Russell School of Ballet and professional guest artists, take the audience on a magical journey through a festive party, an epic battle scene, a winter wonderland of sparkling snowflakes, and a Land of Sweets that includes a delicate Sugar Plum Fairy, a dashing Cavalier, graceful Mirlitons, and waltzing flowers. Fairfax Ballet Senior company member Nicole Shortle, a sophomore at Oakton High School, dances the role of Clara. Carlos Martinez, a sophomore in George Mason University’s dance program, portrays the Nutcracker Prince. Professional guest artists, Cody Beaton and Mate Szentes from the Richmond Ballet, dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Philip Smith-Cobbs dances the roles of the Mouse King, Mechanical Doll, and Arabian Coffee. Tickets are available for purchase at http://fairfaxnutcracker2019.bpt.me Tickets will also be available at the door beginning one hour before each show. Group discounts are available for qualifying organizations with 10 or more guests. Email events@fairfaxballet.com or call 703-665-9427.

Nov. 30-Dec. 20

Fairfax City Elf Hunt. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Takes place Fairfax City-wide, start point: Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Locate 10 elves in Fairfax City businesses, get a stamp from each business confirming that you found the elf; share the Fairfax City Elf Hunt card with us at economicdevelopment@fairfaxva.gov. Once you have submitted your Fairfax City Elf Hunt card, you will receive a Fairfax City car magnet and have your name entered into a drawing for a $250 cash prize. Completed cards must be received by Dec. 16 to be eligible. Free to participate; patrons are encouraged to purchase items when they visit businesses. Visit the website: https://fairfaxcityconnected.com/2019/10/08/elfhunt/#prettyPhoto

Monday/Dec. 2

Funday Monday. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Crafts, music, movement, and fun with Mr. Skip, My Gym, Paint Your Own Pottery and a new VIP series featuring community helpers and leaders. Free. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts or call 703-385-2712.

Dec. 6-7

Norwegian Christmas Festival. Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Christ Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax. Free Admission. Live music, dancing, fjord horses on Saturday. Food and craft demonstrations. Imported foods (nokkelost), fresh lefse and krumkake made onsite, Nordic Cafe, huge gift selection including books, linens, authentic Scandinavian sweaters. Free. Visit the website website: www.norwaydc.org.

Dec. 7-8

Military Appreciation Weekend. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Springfield Town Center, Springfield. The Mall will be expressing appreciation to our dedicated service members and their families with a special Military Weekend. Members and their families will enjoy exclusive deals and discounts from participating stores, free gift wrapping and be entered to win some of the hottest gifts of the season. Service members who purchase $500 or more during their visit will receive a fresh cut Christmas tree from Home Depot.

Monday/Dec. 9

Funday Monday. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Crafts, music, movement, and fun with Mr. Skip, My Gym, Paint Your Own Pottery and a new VIP series featuring community helpers and leaders. Free. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts or call 703-385-2712.

Monday/Dec. 16

Funday Monday. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Crafts, music, movement, and fun with Mr. Skip, My Gym, Paint Your Own Pottery and a new VIP series featuring community helpers and leaders. Free. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts or call 703-385-2712.


Second Saturdays. 6-9 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton. The Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 85 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our galleries. Experience performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Enjoy art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works. Visit www.workhousearts.org/.

Senior Line Dancing. Mondays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. at Little RIver Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax. Line Dancing is a gentle, social form of aerobic activity. Studies have shown it aids in warding off Alzheimer's disease. No previous experience needed. Cost: $5 per 8-week session. Email barbriba@hotmail.com or call 703-524-3739.

Fairfax Pets on Wheels New Volunteer Orientation. An orientation for new volunteers interested in visiting residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with their approved pets through the Fairfax Pets On Wheels program is held the first Wednesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.fpow.org for each month’s location. Prior to attending, please complete the online application found at www.fpow.org/volunteer. www.fpow.org, 703-324-5424 or dfspetsonwheels@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Carolina Shag. Wednesdays, 6:30-10 p.m. at Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m. No partners needed. Dinner menu. $8. Under 21 free. nvshag.org.

FUN-Exercise Thursdays, noon-12:50 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church Family Room, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. Inova certified exercise instructor leads a moderate level exercise class with music and current events conversation. Muscle, Balance, Strength Training using stretch bands and weights both standing and seated exercises. Instructor donation is $5. moorefitt@yahoo.com or 703-499-6133.

Exercise Program Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. year-round at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. The exercises are for strength, balance and maintaining limberness. Contact SCFB office at 703-426-2824 for more information.

Cafe Ivrit (Hebrew Cafe). Wednesdays. 8:15-9:15 a.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Shalom (hello) Did you always want to converse in Hebrew? Join Na’ama each week for conversational Hebrew. You will learn and practice Hebrew in a fun and interactive way while learning more about Israel. Free, however we ask that you try to attend regularly. RSVP Naama.Gold@jccnv.org.

Smoke Free Bingo. 7 p.m. Every Friday. Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. Free coffee, entertaining callers, $1,000 jackpot (with breaks for smoking friends). www.fairfaxvd.com. 703-273-3638.

English Conversation Groups weekly at George Mason, Burke Centre, and Lorton Libraries Practice and improve your English. Day and start times vary. Visit: va.evanced.info/fairfaxcounty/lib/eventcalendar.asp

Funday Monday 10:30 a.m., every Monday at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. There will be music, movement, storytelling, performances, crafts, and more. It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school. Programs are free and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample free parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. 703-385-7858 www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts for more.