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Jewish Book Festival, Haunted Cabaret, Artisans Open House, Corn Maize and Fall Festival

Here are a few weekend activities going on in the Fairfax County area this weekend.

Thursday is Halloween, but there are plenty of local events in Fairfax County this weekend. Patch file photo.
Thursday is Halloween, but there are plenty of local events in Fairfax County this weekend. Patch file photo.
by Greg Hambrick

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Gallery Open House: Annandale's Artisans United Gallery will host an open house Saturday at the Fred Packard Center, located at 4022 Hummer Rd. There will be refreshments and demonstrations. The open house starts at 10 a.m. Details.

Book Festival: The Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival kicks off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, which is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax, the festival lasts through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Saturday's program will feature two authors, David Ebenbach, author of The Artist's Torah and Slash Coleman, author of The Bohemian Love Diaries.

Bike Summit: Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling will host a Fairfax Bike Summit Saturday to discuss the role of bicycling in the redevelopment happening at Tysons Corner. The summit  is from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at George Mason University in Fairfax. Details

Join the Virginia 42nd Infantry for a day of Civil War history brought to life at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Learn about the Machen family’s wartime experiences from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Living History. The Civil War returns to Chantilly this weekend with Living History Day: Civil War at Walney. The Virginia 42nd Infantry will bring the period to life with stories of the Machen family’s wartime experiences. Free. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. See the complete Fairfax County Parks schedule.

Night After Night. There’s a little more spook left in 2013, which means an extra helping of cabaret at the Workhouse Arts Center. A Haunted Cabaret: The Music of Nevermore and More continues with performances Thursday and Friday. That will be followed with shows Saturday and Sunday of Broadway Biography — Based on a True Story, with Broadway songs based on actual events. Prices and times vary. Thru Sunday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton.

Still A-Maize-ing. Halloween is over, but we’ve still got time for fall fun at the Temple Hall Corn Maize and Fall Festival. A 24-acre corn maze, two large moonbounce stands, an all-ages bull riding machine, camel rides, pumpkin launcher and much more. $12 adults, $10 children/seniors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, 15789 Temple Hall Lane, Leesburg.

Java’s Big Day. Luke Brindley and friends — a lot of friends — will be celebrating Jammin Java’s 12th Anniversary Party. Brindley is one of the owners of the Vienna club. $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Burning Lights. Contemporary Christian worship singer Chris Tomlin performs Friday with guest Louie Giglio. Tomlin is touring in support of his latest album, “Burning Lights.” From $25. 7 p.m., Friday. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

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