<cal2>Congressional Art Competition. Month of May, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Community Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale. Free. For information, visit www.artsfairfax.org.
International Jewish Film Festival. May 1-19, at the Cinema Arts Theatre and GMU Johnson Center, presented by Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. The film list is available at www.fairfaxspotlight.org.
The fifth annual Employee Advisory Council Employee Art Show is displayed on the first floor of the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, through Thursday, May 22. All of the displayed artwork was created by Fairfax County employees. For additional information, contact Doug Guzman, Fairfax County Park Authority, at 703-324-8744, TTY 711.
The Celebration Singers, an all-volunteer, 40-voice, three-part harmony choreographed and costumed women's show chorus, invite women interested in singing to join them. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays and alternate between Heritage Hunt Club in Gainesville from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Springfield United Methodist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 703-354-3788.
"La Sensual" Latin band will perform every Friday at Rene's Supper Club, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Proper attire required. Over 21 with ID. Call 703-759-9380 (day) or 703-385-0077 (evening).
Rene's House Band will perform every Saturday at Rene's Supper Club, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. $8. Proper attire required. Over 21 with ID. Call 703-759-9380 (day) or 703-385-0077 (evening).
"Luz De America" Latin band will perform every Sunday at Rene's Supper Club, located at 3251 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. $10. Ladies free before 10 p.m. Proper attire required. Over 21 with ID. Call 703-759-9380 (day) or 703-385-0077 (evening).
A Ceili (Irish country dance) sponsored by the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) will take place on the second Saturday of every month (except July and August) at the John Wood Center, located at 3730 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. The Bog Wanderers Ceili Band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members $10, non-members $12, ages 6-16 $6, children under 6 free. Maximum family charge $25. Coffee, tea and soda bread free. Soft drinks 75 cents. Call 703-521-4340.
Burke Toastmasters Club, which focuses on improving communication skills, meets at The Oaks Community Center, located at 5708 Oak Leather Drive in Burke, on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Raj Manda at 703-426-8784 or Clint Conerly at 703-250-9504.
The Springfield Chapter 893 of NARFE, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, hosts a meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. The meetings include information on how to preserve economic security, the public's perception of federal workers and how to strengthen political influence at both state and national levels.
Flea Market, co-sponsored by the Merrifield Lions Club and the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 8421 Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) in Fairfax. No rain dates. 175 vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for vendors can be made by calling 703-560-3023. Charge for vendors is $15 per space.
High Country Basketry Guild Craft Exhibition and Sale, through May 7, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Artisans United Craft Gallery, 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale. Four dozen-plus juried artisans will be showing and selling hand-made and decorated pieces including pottery, baskets, glass, porcelain, carved wood and more. Free. For more information, call 703-941-0202.
Personalized Internet and Catalog Training, through May 31. Basics for beginners taught at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call for an appointment, 703-644-7333.
Personalized Internet Tutoring, through May 31. Learn how to use the Web at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call for an appointment, 703-293-6227.
Ongoing Book Sale. May 1- 31, at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Books for all ages. Call 703-339-4610.
Personalized Internet Tutoring. May 3-31. Learn how to use the Web at Fairfax City Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call for an appointment, 703-339-4610.
Ongoing Book Sale. May 1- 31, at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Books for all ages. Call 703-451-8055.
Northern Virginia Epilepsy Group meets every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. Free. Call 703-425-6660.
Springfield Toastmaster's Club, which has been helping people improve public speaking and leadership skills for 35 years, meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. For more information, call Helen at 703-560-2187.
Fairfax farmers' market is open Tuesdays, through Oct. 29, at Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway. For more information about Fairfax County farmers' markets, call 703-941-7987; TTY 703-324-3988.
Kingstowne farmers' market is open Fridays, 4-7 p.m., at Kingstowne Center off Manchester Lakes, Alexandria. For more information about Fairfax County farmers' markets, call 703-941-7987; TTY 703-324-3988.
Burke farmers' market is open Saturdays, through Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Virginia Railway express parking lot at 5671 Roberts Parkway. For more information about Fairfax County farmers' markets, call 703-941-7987; TTY 703-324-3988.