Editor’s Note: Be aware that many events could be cancelled as precaution to the spread of COVID-19. Please check before heading to events.
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Monday Exercise Classes. Now thru March 30. 9:30-10:30 a.m. At Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke offers exercise classes for older adults designed to build strength and improve balance and flexibility. All levels of ability are welcome. Call the SCFB office, 703-426-2824, for class information.
Wednesday Exercise Classes. Now thru May 27. 9-10 a.m. At The Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke. Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke offers exercise classes for older adults designed to build strength and improve balance and flexibility. All levels of ability are welcome. Call the SCFB office, 703-426-2824, for class information. (20 weeks @$2.50/class = $50)
Friday Exercise Classes. Now thru April 3. 9:30-10:30 a.m. At Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke offers exercise classes for older adults designed to build strength and improve balance and flexibility. All levels of ability are welcome. Call the SCFB office, 703-426-2824, for class information. (8 weeks, $20).
Lunch N’ Life. Noon to 2 p.m. At Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Are You 50 or Better? Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Jim Radigan, U.S. Navy Retired will discuss his experiences as the Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Antarctica Squadron. For reservations, call Bea Stephenson at 703-273-5730, by March 13. The cost is $10.; checks payable to SCFB. If transportation is needed, call the SCFB office 703-323-4788. See www.scfbva.org.
GAMEmason. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. At GMU, Fairfax Campus, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Battle against friends in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament for a chance to find yourself on the big stage for the finals. Relive childhood fun with an expanded arcade filled with favorites like Pinball, Donkey Kong, and many more. Experience AR/VR demonstrations, attend education panels, Q&A sessions, and keynote sessions and meet and greets with major power players in the gaming industry including Tara Stong (Canadian-American actress and voice actor for Rikku in both Final Fantasy X and the popular “Kingdom Hearts” video game series) and Angela Hession (Head of XBOX Safety at Microsoft, who has helped launch more than 100 games on Xbox 360 and Kinect). Visit: https://si.gmu.edu/gamemason. Admission General Public: $25 general admission.
March 20, 21 & 22
”Anything Goes.” At The Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets: $10/$15. The Good Shepherd Players and the Church of the Good Shepherd present “Anything Goes.”
Women as Changemakers. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Luncheon, silent auction, and guest speaker Joan Michelson, speaking on "Women as Changemakers". Sponsored by the
Springfield-Annandale branch of AAUW. All are welcome. Reservation required by March 14. Cost is $45/person. To make a reservation, e-mail SpringFlingAAUW@gmail.com. Call 703-560-1760.
Fantasy and Fun. 1 p.m. At Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Featuring The Great Zucchini and the Da Capo and Lyric Youth Choruses of the Fairfax Choral Society. Tickets are $15/adults; $5/students; children 13 and under free.
Artists’ Reception. 1-5 p.m. At the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill Street, Historic Ocoquan. The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “Spring’s Palette”. This exhibit features Paintings and Ribbon Embroidery by Tatiana Harr of Fairfax Station, and Salt-Fired Pottery by Marianne Cordyack of Reston. The exhibit runs March 3 through April 6. The gallery is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at email@example.com.
The Dash Duo. 3-5 p.m. At Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Dash Duo has thrilled audiences across the United States with virtuoso performances. Both stellar trumpet players in their own right, this concert will feature both players and will be joined by organist Michael Lodico. Free -- donations welcomed. Visit www.kirkwoodpres.com.
Hearth Cooking Workshops. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At George Mason’s Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Join in the hearth kitchen at Gunston Hall for the ultimate experience in slow food as you learn to employ 18th-century cooking techniques and recipes to create period dishes. Use your hearth skills to investigate complex recipes while cooking over an open flame, take a tour of the house and meet other food enthusiasts. The Beginning and Intermediate Hearth Cooking Workshops are now open! Up for a challenge? Register for both classes and experience a full weekend of 18th century cooking. Cost: $100 - $225. Visit the website: https://gunstonhall.org/event/hearth-cooking-workshops/
SPRINGPEX Stamp Show. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At Robert E. Lee High School (Cafeteria), 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. The Springfield Stamp Club hosts the 50th annual SPRINGPEX. There will be 26 dealers from throughout the Eastern US and Mid-Atlantic region, 50 frames of exhibits, specialized club and society meetings and display tables, a U.S. Postal Service booth, and a special kids table with lots of free material for young stamp collectors. Event covers (special envelopes) will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and the 100th Anniversary of Woman's Suffrage/19th Amendment. Admission and parking (at the front of the building) are free. Visit http://www.springfieldstampclub.org
Poetry of Music: It Takes a Whole Village. 7 p.m. At Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Featuring the Master Singers, Concert Choir and Treble Choruses of the Fairfax Choral Society. With Patrick Vaughn, Director, Youth Choruses of the Fairfax Choral Society. Tickets are $15/adults; $5/students; Kids 13 and under free.
Bruin 5K & Cub 1K. 8-10 a.m. At Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. This family fitness-focused event will be run at and around LBSS. There will be fitness fair and music throughout the course. Proceeds help the PTSA sponsor activities and events for LBSS students and their families. Cost is $30-$35 for 5K; $20 for 1K. For more information and to register, go to:
Moon Baby Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At The Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield. The Moon Baby Show will be presenting brands, resources, and education to families (new and expecting). The Moon Baby Show is a baby expo where new and expecting parents from all backgrounds connect with local businesses and services that can help them with information relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. Visit www.themoonbabyshow.com.
Animal Bill Town Hall. 2-4 pm, West Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Rd, Springfield. State elected officials discuss animal bills heard in the recent General Assembly session. An Animal Control Officer recounts the successful cruelty investigation which led to closing a local puppy store. Public invited; no fee. Hosted by VA Dog Army, a companion animal advocacy group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Songs from Brahms to Broadway. 7 p.m. At Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. The Symphonic Chorus presents Love Songs from Brahms to Broadway featuring Thomas Colohan, Director, Symphonic Chorus. Tickets are $40/reserved seating; $25/adult general admission; $10/students
”The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” At The Workhouse Theatre, Building W3, Lorton. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20-$35 Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. Musical numbers include “Perfect Strangers,” “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead,” “Off To The Races” and “Moonfall”. Visit http://www.workhousearts.org/event/the-mystery-of-edwin-drood/2020-03-20/
Wednesday at the Movies. At Cinema Arts Theatre, 9650 Main Street, Fairfax. Sponsored by Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. Discounted tickets for seniors; $5.50. The group meets after the movie for a short discussion of the film. Transportation may be provided if you call the transportation office (703-323-4788) a week prior to the movie date. Contact Anne Allen, at 703-978-5973, for movie selection and other details.
Model Classic 2020. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The Northern Virginia Modelers Chapter, International Plastic Modelers Society presents an educational and fun event for the entire family. Cost is $8/adults; $10/contestant $10/family; free under 18. Visit the web site: www.novaipms.org
Healthy Strides 5K/10K. 7:30 a.m. At Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Registration is underway for the ninth annual Healthy Strides 5K/10K on Saturday, May 2. The 10K runs along a wooded path and takes participants around Burke Lake. The 5K follows a tree-lined road through the park and is wheelchair accessible. Race walkers and strollers are welcome on the 5K route. Both courses are USATF certified. The run begins at 7:30 a.m., and all levels are welcome. Space is limited to the first 500 runners and walkers, so register early. The early bird fee is $30 through Friday, January 31, 2020. The price goes up to $35 through Tuesday, March 31 and will then rise to $40, if there are still open spots. Team registration is also available. Children age two to six can register for the Lil’ Striders Tot Dash for $10. Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, May 1 at the Burke Lake Park Ice Cream Parlor from 2 to 7 p.m. and on race day at Shelter A from 6 to 7 a.m. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/healthy-strides.
Unprofane Riders 2nd Annual Car Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Cars, trucks, SUVs, and bikes welcome. All makes and models. Registration: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be trophies, door prizes, and raffle prizes. Food and drink. Kid-friendly event. Proceeds will be going to Shelter House, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic abuse. Sponsored by Safford of Springfield. Cost: $20 Entry Fee for Cars, Trucks and SUVS, $15 Entry Fee for Bikes, Spectators Free. Visit the website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2434610970197659/
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.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.