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“Engaging for Impact 2014: Best Practices for Volunteer Management Professionals,” conference with Beth Steinhorn, president of JFFixler Group, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30. $100 in advance, $110 walk-ins. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration. First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St., Alexandria.





“Some Girl(s),” Neil LaBute’s latest work about a young man engaged to be married who gets nervous and starts calling up old girlfriends for hotel rendezvous, directed by Katy Chmura and presented by Unquiet Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Performances through June 22. $5 to $10. Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or



“Blues, Brew & BBQ,” with headliners Michael Roach, Cathy Ponton King, Ursula Ricks & Band, Baatin, Tom Principato, David Cole & Main Street Blues, Mississippi Heat and Teeny Tucker, rain or shine. Noon to 8 p.m. $20 general seating, $30 VIP reserved seat. Part of 2014 Tinner Hill Blues Festival, five days of music and events benefiting Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church.



Spotlight by Starlight, presenting the Washington Balalaika Orchestra playing Russian music. 7:30 p.m. Free; canceled if raining. Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Bad weather updates after 6 p.m., 703-324-SHOW (7469).



Friends Huge Summer Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Bag sale Sunday; credit cards accepted. Benefits library programs. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. 703-451-8055 or

“Campfire Friday: Animal Superstitions,” for children and adults to tell stories and eat s’mores. 7 p.m. $7; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield.

Bingo, sponsored by Springfield VFW Post 7327. 7 to 11 p.m. Also 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. Cost per game varies. Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Co. Event Hall, 7011 Backlick Road, Springfield.

Twilight Hilltop Tour, 7:30 p.m. $8, includes light refreshments. Dress for the weather. Historic Huntley, 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria.


Tai-Chi/Balance session, with Maria Spearman. 8 to 9 a.m. Free. The Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505.

“Fun with Air Day” – bouncy house, balloons, bubbles – plus bluegrass music by Sweet Yonder and blood pressure checks. 8 a.m. to noon. Free. Optimist’s Saturday Farmers Market, 301 Center St. S., Vienna.

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour, with the National Urban League, offering health tests, assessments, education and consulting services. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free; for age 18 and up. Walgreens, 4300 Backlick Road, Annandale.

“Healthy Parks, Healthy People,” and National Get Outdoors (GO) Day, with solar cooking demonstrations, live owl and hawk from Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre puppet show, a naturalist, Leave No Trace and Art in the Park programs, obstacle course and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Belle Haven Park, 6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria. 703-289-2500 or

Guided Tours of the 1812 Ratcliffe-Allison House, to explore the lives of tradesmen, merchants, Civil War widows, a social reformer and a garden writer, Saturdays through October. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street, Fairfax. 703-385-8414.

Green Spring Master Gardeners, answering gardening questions Saturdays through September. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free; for help identifying plants, bring a photo or plant sample. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. For guidelines on getting answers about insects or diseased plants, 703-642-5173.

N Gauge Train Show, hosted by Northern Virginia NTRAK members. 1 to 5 p.m. Also noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. $4 age 16 and up, $2 ages 5-15, free for museum members and age 4 and under. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225 or

2014 Remembrance Cabaret, in honor of Reema Samaha, killed at Virginia Tech April 16, 2007, featuring young people performing dance, music and comedy. 7 p.m. Silent auction and bake sale, 6 p.m. Free; donations benefit The Reema J. Samaha Memorial Scholarship Fund and Angel Fund. Westfield High School, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly.


Breakfast Buffet, with eggs, pancakes, bacon and more. 8 a.m. to noon. $8 adults, $3 children; benefits Girls State. American Legion, 330 Center St. N, Vienna. 703-938-6580.

Father’s Day worship and potluck picnic, 10 a.m. Bring food to share; each man receives “Playbook for an Uncommon Life” by Tony Dungy. Antioch Christian Church, 1860 Beulah Road, Vienna. 703-938-6753 or

Sully Antique Car Show, co-hosted by Fairfax County Park Authority and the Model A Ford Club of America, with 400 antique cars and classics through 1989, 100 vendors and live music. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children. Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. 703-437-1794 or

Cat Adoption, offering spayed and neutered cats for same-day adoption. 1 to 4 p.m. All cats up-to-date on shots; sponsored by Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. PetSmart, 11860 Spectrum Center, Reston. 703-295-3647 or


Mr. Knick Knack, with heart-centered music for children, Mondays through October. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Free. Pavilion, Market Street, Reston.


Author Robert F. Dorr, Air Force veteran and diplomat, discussing his newest book, “Fighting Hitler’s Jets.” 7:30 p.m. Free; sponsored by Historic Vienna Inc. Council Chamber, Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St. S. 703-938-5187 or

Speaker Robert Parris Moses, prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement, on “The 1964 Freedom Summer as a Preamble to Constitutional Personhood.” 8 p.m. Free. Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston. or


Faherty Pop-up Shop and Beach Party, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parties, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Free. Mosaic District, District Avenue, Fairfax.

Liberty Republican Women’s Club, indoor picnic and evening with Kelly Riddell, Washington Times journalist and management consultant. 6 p.m. Free. Sully Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. 703-378-4190.

Cribbage Tournament, 7 p.m. $10. American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. 703-503-9420 or


Ultimate Northern Virginia Business Expo, celebrating its 10th anniversary with speakers and 100 exhibitors and sponsors. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20 admission; $425 booth fee. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. To register,

Harmony Heritage Singers, barbershop chorus rehearsal. 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; visitors welcome. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Rich Ries, 703-360-6122 or

Children’s art class, with Faber-Castell artist Franz Spohn, to make an animal mask or pop-up card. 11 a.m. Free. Barstons Child’s Play, 1382 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. To sign up, 703-448-3444.

The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend Series, from Cooking Light and Health, with celebrity chef tastings, cooking and fitness demonstrations, yoga sessions and a Power Systems fitness boot camp, led by celebrity trainers and fitness experts. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Also 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. $155 entire weekend; $35 to $60 per event. Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax.