Entertainment Calendar: Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield

Entertainment Calendar: Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield

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Funday Monday. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays now thru March. At Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Play, paint, sing and dance at Funday Monday in the City of Fairfax. This season they are bringing back My Gym to help everyone move and play together, Oh Susannah! with her guitar to sing some old songs and have just as much fun with new ones, and Good Gollie it’s Mollie will be coming ‘round with more games and playtime fun. They would like to welcome some new friends as well like Drew Blue Shoes, a magician whose magic will leave you mystified and a kids’ nature puppet show will come to teach us about the jungle in our backyard. This season they have the local animal shelter and local Spanish emersion group Mi Chu Chu Train coming with specially made programs. Visit the website:


All You Need is Love. Now thru Feb. 16. At Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic, 2905 District Ave., #105, Fairfax. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Torpedo Factory artists are tackling one of society’s most complex human emotions -- Love. In its newest exhibit titled All You Need is ♥, the gallery is presenting a selection of original paintings, photographs, jewelry, scarves, ceramics and more, that reflect its artists’ interpretations of love. Open Wednesday thru Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

St. James Intramural High School Basketball League. Now thru March 10. At the St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex, 6805 Industrial Road, Springfield. The St. James invites you to participate in its Middle School Basketball League for Boys & Girls (8th to 12th grade), Now thru March 10, in the new 33,000 square foot Basketball Courthouse on four high school regulation sized courts. The TSJ Intramural High School Basketball League registration fee is $250 per player and $600 per team. All games are officiated and statistics provided. The TSJ Intramural High School Basketball league also includes a Playoff round where top teams in the league will meet. Visit https://www.thestjames.com/sports/basketball/sessions/8/courses/tsj-basketball-winter-team or contact Alpha or Pele with any questions at 703-239-6841.

Sunday/Feb. 2

DanceFest 2020. At George Mason University, Harris Theatre, Fairfax. The DanceFest 2020 Gala is a celebration of dance in Northern Virginia, with companies from the Virginia Dance Coalition (VADC). A fascinating collection of different genres ranging from ballet to classical Indian, to contemporary are being performed. Featured professional companies include Kista Tucker Dance, DanceArtTheater and Dancin Unlimited, along with the Fairfax Ballet and the Ballet Arts Ensemble.The event continues on Sunday, Feb. 2 with an all-day workshop of master classes and a Festival performance. SCHEDULE:

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm/ Full-day Workshop with Master; Classes in Modern, Jazz, Indian Dance and Step. Workshop held at the GMU DeLaski Performing Arts Building;

PLUS: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 – 5:00 pm/ Afternoon Festival Performance* of Emerging Companies - Tickets: $10.

Thursday/Jan. 30

New Year Reception. 5-7 p.m. At Fairfax County Government Center Forum, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Everyone is invited to attend Chairman Jeff McKay's New Year Reception. Please bring canned food to donate to Stuff the Bus or pet supplies for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. For details, email hannah.menchhoff@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Jan. 31 to Feb. 2
PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue.” Fri. Jan. 31 - 6 p.m.; Sat. Feb. 1: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m.; Sun. Feb. 2: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. At GMU Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax. PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” is an action-packed, music-filled production. It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue. Tickets start at $21.50 (inclusive of facility fee) and are available at the EagleBank Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com

Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The Mason Cabaret in Concert. Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. A perennial favorite, the Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line-up of stellar vocalists offering showstoppers, ballads and duets, delving into the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, and many more. This “Fun-raiser” supports the Musical Theater program at Mason and will have you dancing in your seats and humming all the way home. Tickets are $30 General Public; $15 students, staff, seniors and groups. Visit the website: https://cfa.gmu.edu/

Jan. 31 to Feb. 29

Fairfax City Golden Ticket. 12 p.m. Fairfax City's Economic Development Authority has partnered with the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to host the 2nd Annual Fairfax City Golden Ticket contest in support of the 2020 Chocolate Lovers Festival. The Fairfax City Golden Ticket Contest features three golden tickets hidden within 1,200 chocolate bars made by local chocolatier Cameron's Coffee & Chocolates. The chocolate bars are available for purchase at participating Fairfax City businesses beginning Friday, Jan. 31 for $3 each while supplies last. The contest offers three lucky winners who find the golden tickets a Chocolate Lovers gift basket featuring chocolate and items from participating Fairfax City businesses valued at $200. To purchase a Golden Ticket chocolate bar, visit any of the businesses listed at fairfaxcityconnected.com/goldenticket2020.

Saturday/Feb. 1
Ping Pong Tournament. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Clifton Town Hall, Clifton. The Clifton Betterment Association is sponsoring its Ping Pong Tournament. No fee to enter. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Register now https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4eaeaa2c7-pingpong2020. Sign up in the appropriate category and they will provide brackets and times when they are ready.

For more information, contact Lynne Strang lbstrang@gmail.com

Multi-Level Remodeled Home Tour. 12-4 p.m. At 6837 Corder Lane, Lorton. Learn how your neighbors are modifying their homes for a better quality of life. Bring family and friends together in a way that fits your lifestyle. Create open, private, and specialized spaces for all to visit comfortably. Presented by Sun Design, an Architectural Design-Build firm. Call 703-425-5588 or visit www.SunDesignInc.com.

Sip & Scotch Whisky Tasting Party. 2-4 p.m. At Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton. Laurel Hill Golf Club invites guests, 21 years and older, to kick off the new Sip Series; classes and events that mix art and history with food, wine and spirits. Hosted by scotch expert Debbie Waugh, taste and learn about four single malt scotch whiskeys from the four different Scottish regions along with Scottish food accompaniments. Cost per person is $45. Events will be hosted in the clubhouse and require advance registration. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/laurel-hill.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. In this world premiere, Mason Artist-in-Residence Bill T. Jones examines group identity and its relationship to aloneness set to spoken word and live music. What Problem? includes three thought-provoking sections: Jones in solo performance; Jones alongside members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company; and, in conclusion, Jones and the company onstage with participants from the greater Northern Virginia community. For more than 35 years, the landmark Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has revolutionized modern dance while exploring issues of identity through social commentary. Tickets are $48, $41, and $29. Visit the website: https://cfa.gmu.edu/

Sunday/Feb. 2

Super Bowl Fun Day. 1-4 p.m. At the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Come learn about train travel and sports at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Snacks and a craft will be provided and cost is included in the admission fee. Admission: Museum members and ages 4 and under, free; ages 5-12, $3; ages 13 and older, $5; seniors 65 and older and retired or active military, $4. Visit the website www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.

T-Trak Model Train Show. 1-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia T-TRAK members will hold a N gauge Model Train Display. Admission: museum members, free; adults 13 and over, $5; children 5-12, $3; under 4, free. Seniors (65+ and military (active & retired), $4. Call 703-425-9225. Visit the website www.fairfax-station.org.

Tuesday/Feb. 4
Research Workshop Series. 7 p.m. At Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Burke Centre Library will offer the first class of the year in their Research Workshop series. Learn tips and tricks on using Heritage Quest, an online research tool for historical and genealogical research available through the libraries. A limited number of laptops will be available during the workshop for hands-on practice with the resource.

Feb. 4 thru March 2
The Beauty of Wood. At Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill Street, Occoquan. The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery presents “The Beauty of Wood”. This exhibit features photography and digital paintings by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield, and wooden boxes by Jon Kaufman of Fairfax Station. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit runs Feb. 4 through March 2. Contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at info@artistsundertaking.com. Visit the website www.artistsundertaking.com

Saturday/Feb. 8

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax.Violinist Simone Porter is the virtuoso soloist in Vivaldi’s dazzlingly imaginative evocation of the sights, sounds and sensations of the Italian seasons. The Four Seasons violin concertos are so richly detailed you can feel the sirocco of summer, hear the dancing villagers of Autumn and slip on the ice of a Venetian winter. The master of the New Tango, Ástor Piazzolla, brought the wild dance of Buenos Aires into the concert hall. There’s an apt nod to Vivaldi in Leonid Desyatnikov’s sensational string arrangements of the Estaciones Porteñas, but they have an atmosphere that’s unique to Buenos Aires – fiercely sensual in summer, hazy and melancholic in winter, all moving to the heartbeat of the tango. Vivaldi’s seasons enfold Piazzolla’s in this dance around the year. Prices begin at $25; $15 for students. Visit the website: https://cfa.gmu.edu/

Sunday/Feb. 9

T-Trak Model Train Show. 1-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia T-TRAK members will hold a N gauge Model Train Display. Admission: museum members, free; adults 13 and over, $5; children 5-12, $3; under 4, free. Seniors (65+ and military (active & retired), $4. Call 703-425-9225. Visit the website www.fairfax-station.org.

Monday/Feb. 10

Healthy Living, Healthy Aging. 7-8:30 p.m. At Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Light refreshments will be provided. Free. Call 703-978-5600.

Feb. 13, 14, 15
”Hate Mail.” 7-8:30 p.m. At The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. A fast-paced, quick-witted comedic play about outrage, scandals, and falling in and out of love. Tickets on Eventbrite. Cost is $20. Visit the website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hate-mail-a-comedy-play-tickets-90457752573

Saturday/Feb. 15

Valentine’s Day Banquet. 6:30-11 p.m. At Waterford Receptions at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield. The Family Ministry of the Greater Little Zion Baptist Church in Fairfax is sponsoring their Annual Valentine’s Day Banquet. All couples and singles are invited to join with us and enjoy an evening of fine dining, music, dancing and featured entertainment. This is a great opportunity to treat someone special to a wonderful night of Christian fun and fellowship. Cost is $60 per person (Payment deadline is Feb. 9, 2020). Tickets can be purchased on the church’s website at www.glzbc.org.

Country-Western Dance. 7-9:30 p.m. at AUUC, Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. The Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association will hold a dance with lessons, 6-7 p.m. and open dancing, 7-9:30 p.m. A DJ provides music. Couples and singles of all ages welcome. Admission for members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5. Smoke-free, alcohol-free. BYO refreshments. Visit www.nvcwda.org for more.

Lesson Zero. 8 p.m. At The Mixing Bowl (formerly J W and Friends), 6531 Backlick Road, Springfield. Music and dancing with Oasis recording artist Lesson Zero. Visit www.youtube.com/lessonzero or www.reverbnation.com/lessonzero for more information.

Saturday-Sunday/Feb. 15-16

Virginia Opera’s “Cinderella.” 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola) is one of his funniest and best-known comic operas. Following on his success of The Barber of Seville, Rossini and librettist Jacopo Ferretti worked day and night to create this opera in just three weeks. The story differs somewhat from the classic fairytale: there is no fairy godmother, magic pumpkin, or even a glass slipper! Even so, this enchanting tale delivers with all of the glimmering splendor, the comic characters, and the happy ending, of course. Best of all, it includes Rossini’s effervescent score with the epic orchestral storm before the Prince finally finds Cenerentola, and the arias “Miei rampolli femminini,” and “Nacqui all’ affanno...Non piu mesta.” Directed by Kyle Lang. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $45-$115. Visit the website: www.cfa.gmu.edu.

Sunday/Feb. 16

NTrak Model Train Show. 1-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK members will hold a N gauge Model Train Display. Admission: museum members, free; adults 13 and over, $5; children 5-12, $3; under 4, free. Seniors (65+ and military (active & retired), $4. Call 703-425-9225. Visit the website www.fairfax-station.org.

Saturday/Feb. 22
Off the Wall. 2-5 p.m. At the Art and Design Building, GMU Fairfax Campus, Fairfax. Every year GMU opens its Art and Design Building to alumni, parents, prospective students, and the public for a showcase of the visual arts at Mason. Tour 15 open studios and hands-on exhibits with student and faculty artists, enjoy the music, plus create your own works of art - it's a great party. Cost is $30/regular; $20/Mason alumni, faculty and staff; $10/ages 14-18. Ticket and sponsorship proceeds support arts scholarships and guest artist residencies. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500. Contact Emily Rusch at 703-993-3872 or erusch2@gmu.edu. Visit the website: offthewall.gmu.edu.

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Celebrating their Jubilee 100th concert season, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) presents a concert of Eastern European delights, including a showpiece for cello by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius’ first symphony which displays his unique Nordic style as well as his admiration for Tchaikovsky, and Ukrainian composer Borys Lyatoshynsky’s symphonic ballade composed as a tribute to the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz on the centenary of his death. Considered one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, NSOU has achieved international recognition with its extensive touring schedule and more than 100 acclaimed recordings, including Lyatoshynsky’s Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3 named The Best Recording of the Year by the Australian Broadcasting Company. Under the direction of Volodymyr Sirenko, the orchestra is joined by world-renowned cellist Natalia Khoma as the featured soloist. Tickets are $60, $51, $36. Visit the website: https://cfa.gmu.edu/

Sunday/Feb. 23

Hands On Day Activities. 1-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Hands On Days, suitable for both adults and children, feature a variety of educational activities involving history and train modeling. Mini-workshops or activities focusing on artifact restoration and preservation might also be featured. Cost of crafts or materials for Hands On Day activities are included in the price of admission. Admission: Museum members and ages 4 and under, free; ages 5-12, $3; ages 13 and older, $5; seniors 65 and older and military both active and retired, $4. Visit the website www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.

Tuesday/Feb. 25

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Concert. 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax. The George Mason University Wind Symphony, led by composer-conductor Mark Camphouse is a select ensemble comprised of outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players in the School of Music and the University. The ensemble’s mission is to study and perform the best literature available for wind band, while emphasizing soloistic and orchestral performance practice. The Wind Symphony ranks among the finest collegiate wind bands in the Commonwealth and performs the best of new band literature. Programs include world premieres of student and faculty compositions, student and faculty soloists, and more traditional repertoire. Tickets are $12 adults; $8 seniors; $5 youth through grade 12. Visit the website: https://cfa.gmu.edu/

Saturday/Feb. 29

Mason Jazz Festival. Begins 10 a.m. At Harris Theatre, GMU, 4471 Aquia Creek Lane, Fairfax. The Mason Jazz Festival is an invitational event open to middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles. Sponsored by Mason Jazz Studies, National Jazz Workshop and the Jazz Education Network, participating groups will perform a 20-30 minute set, followed by a clinic by Mason Jazz faculty and special guests. The participation fee is $200 per ensemble and spots are limited. Closing festival performance will be the United States Air Force, Airmen of Note at 7 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public – no tickets or registration required. This festival will include three “Outstanding Soloist” (cash prizes) and four “Best Section” awards as well as scholarships to the National Jazz Workshop summer camp at Mason.

NPR’s From the Top. 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax. Attend a live recording of this popular NPR radio show, featuring the acclaimed piano duo Anderson and Roe as guest hosts. From the Top celebrates the stories, talents, and character of America’s best pre-collegiate classically-trained musicians. It began as an experiment in 2000 and quickly grew to become the most popular weekly one-hour classical music program on public radio. It delights both seasoned classical listeners and new classical music fans alike. With a mission to empower young musicians and inspire music lovers, From the Top showcases the extraordinary gifts and stories of the young musicians. Guest hosts Greg Anderson (a From the Top alum himself) and Elizabeth Joy Roe will emcee the program and perform alongside the young artists. Following the performances, the featured young artists discuss balancing their musical passions and dedication to their craft around school, hobbies and full family schedules. Visit the website: https://cfa.gmu.edu/

Feb. 29 and March 1

Monty’s Trains Special LEGO Model Train Show. 12-4 p.m. At Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Local modeling enthusiast, Monty Smith, will share his LEGO (R) model train layouts in a special two day event. Admission: Museum members and ages 4 and under, free; ages 5-12, $3; ages 13 and older, $5; seniors 65 and older and military, both retired and active, $4. Visit the website www.fairfax-station.org, or call 703-425-9225.

Sunday/March 1, 2020

Hot Peas ‘n Butter. 1 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “hot and mellow multicultural groove,” Hot Peas ‘n  Butter will have you and your whole family on their feet dancing with their infectiously fun global music celebration. This Parent Choice Award-winning, family music ensemble blends together traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, bluegrass, country, and rock to create a “rainbow of color and sound.” (NY 1 TV). Singing in English, Spanish, French, Korean and Hebrew, Hot Peas ‘n Butter aims to show multi-cultural interconnectedness. Their repertoire of songs like Number 1” and their signature Latin beat tracks “Somos Familia,” “Amistad,” “Que Llueva,” and “Round the World” enjoy radio play nationwide. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children. Visit the website: www.cfa.gmu.edu

Saturday/March 7, 2020

Russian National Ballet: ”Romeo & Juliet” / “Carmen.” 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. With lush music and exquisite grace, the Russian National Ballet returns to the Center to perform two of the world's greatest ballets: Romeo and Juliet together with Carmen. Both ballets express the torments of love. Young love, bursting with exhilarating passion, is at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, with the perilous fate for the star-crossed lovers. While with Carmen, it is unrequited love, burning with obsession that is at the center of this beautifully tragic ballet. Under the direction of the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the company brings both timeless classics to life, articulating the nuances of love through expressive dance, elegant costumes, and lavish sets. Cost is $56, $48, $34. Visit the website: www.cfa.gmu.edu

Saturday/March 14

Beethoven at 250 “Soulmates.” 8 p.m. At GMU Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax. Featuring the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with Christopher Zimmerman, conductor, and Philippe Bianconi of France on piano. The program features Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven “Symphony of Symphonies.” Hear the stories behind the music with music director Christopher Zimmerman and special guests before the concert at 7 p.m. Visit the website: http://cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/fairfax-symphony-orchestra-beethoven-at-250-soulmates

Saturday/April 18

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

Saturday/May 2

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.

Saturday/Aug. 1

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 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.