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8/21/02

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Alpine Ski Shop is offering free beginner in-line skate lessons Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m –11 a.m., weather permitting, at both their Oakton and Sterling stores. Free. Basic skills such as stopping, turning and gliding are covered. Rentals are available. Call Oakton at 703-281-1511 or Sterling at 703-444-7844 or visit www.alpineskishop.com. All instructors are IISA certified.

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site will resume water-wheel grinding on Sundays through September. Grinding will be done by a portable Williams Mill, and cornmeal will be for sale in the Colvin Run General Store. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

Milling Around Summer Afternoons will take place at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site through Aug. 23 from 1-2 p.m. Events will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and include story time, scavenger hunts, puppet shows and ice cream making. Reservations are required for groups larger than 10, and there are age limits for each activity. Activities are weather-permitting. Call Colvin Run Mill for more information regarding age limits and activities, at 703-759-2771.

Vienna Farmers Market behind Town Hall is open each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. Call Karen Evans, 703-281-1255. The market at Nottoway Park is open each Wednesday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the adjacent Plant Clinic open from 9 a.m.-noon. Call Ed Bielecki at 703-281-3530.

Vienna Arts Society gallery in the Village Green Shopping Center is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.viennaartssociety.org.

The Great Falls Players present their 2002-03 season, consisting of all plays by Neil Simon. “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” runs from Nov. 1-23 at the Great Falls Grange. “London Suite” runs from Feb. 22-March 7 at the Alden Theater at the McLean Community Center. “Star Spangled Girl” runs March 14-28 at the Alden Theater at the McLean Community Center. Call 703-759-6224.

The Brogue Show. The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Road, Great Falls. Sunday nights, Sept. 8-29 at 6 and 8. Irish and international cuisine and draft and bottled beer. Roman comedy meets Northern Virginia politics. Mature themes may be inappropriate for children. $12. Reservations required. Limited seating. 703-759-3309.

Toastmasters International McLean chapter meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. for those who want to improve their communication skills, be more effective in meetings and get their point across more concisely. Contact Connie Rader, vice president of membership, for location and other information at 703-356-5374 or e-mail to cbrader@aol.com.

Three- and five-day Junior Golf Camps will be offered at Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course. The three-day August Junior Golf Camp, $200, will meet Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 26-28, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with nine holes of golf and instruction, plus lunch and snacks daily, at Pohick Bay Regional Park’s course. The five-day program, $299, will also meet from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with 18 holes of golf and instruction, plus lunch and snacks daily, Monday through Friday, Aug. 26-30. Call 703-352-5900.

Great Falls Park Bird Watching. Grab your binoculars and join this informal group to catch a glimpse of resident and migratory birds in Great Falls Park. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard and come dressed for the weather. Event is every Sunday in August from 8-10 a.m. Call 703-285-2966.

Great Falls Walk. A visit to the park wouldn’t be complete without this 30-minute walk with a ranger to Overlook 2. Along the way you’ll explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Visitor Center desk. Event is every Saturday and Sunday in August from 1-1:30 p.m. Call 703-285-2966.

Week-long watercolor workshop, held by the Vienna Arts Society, a Vienna-based arts league of over 200 local artists. Conducted by award-winning Walt Disney artist Neil Mooney at Pleasant Grove Church, located at 8700 Lewinsville Road in McLean, Sept. 9-13 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $250. Call Jeanne Treschuk at 703-680-1676 or e-mail at XJATX@aol.com.

Free English classes will be held for adults on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m., starting Sept. 18 and on Thursdays, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The classes are sponsored by McLean Presbyterian Church. There is a one-time registration fee of $15. Call 703-394-0573.

Toastmasters International, McLean Chapter, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. for those who want to improve their communication skills, be more effective in meetings, and get their point across more concisely. Contact Connie Rader, vice president of membership, for location and other information at 703-356-5374 or E-mail at cbrader@aol.com. Next meeting is August 27th.

“Images of Panama,” an exhibit by Vienna resident Terry Svat, featuring etchings, monoprints, monotype and collagraphs, will be on display at the lower atrium art gallery of the Women’s Center at Fairfax Inova Hospital on Gallows Road in Annandale through Aug. 30. Call Terry Svat at 703-255-2780 or Sherry Bortnick at 703-532-8555.

The Club Phoenix Teen Center will hold contests and tournaments for middle-school students on Fridays at 4 p.m. The Club is located in the Vienna Community Center. Call 703-255-6360.

Personal history class will be held every Thursday from Sept. 5-Feb. 27 at the Vienna Community Center. The sessions will last from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The members will select topics and then read and write about each to support their work. There is no fee to attend, but a $5 donation will provide coffee for each class. Registration is required. Call 703-255-6360.

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site will hold puppet shows for preschoolers on Thursdays in September and October at 1 p.m. These shows are geared for children 3-5 and cost $3/child. Adults admitted free of charge.

The Club Phoenix Teen Center will hold concerts featuring live bands on Sept. 7, 14 and 28 from 7-11:30 p.m. The Club is located in the Vienna Community Center. Admission is $5 per person. Call 703-255-6360.

A walking group for adults 50 and over, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, will meet on Mondays and Fridays, Sept. 9-Nov. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. Enjoy local trails, scenic paths and parks in the area. The fee of $5 for town residents and $8 for out-of-town residents covers the cost of a guide and written materials related to walking tips, places to walk, trail maps and more. Advance registration required. Call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

“Personal Safety,” the popular crime prevention class for women, will be held Sept. 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 7-10 p.m. at the Vienna community Center, located at 120 Cherry St. S.E. The class includes basic education in crime prevention and risk reduction measures, and practice in physical self-defense techniques. The cost for all four sessions is $5 for Town of Vienna residents and $7.50 for out-of-town residents, plus a $15 materials fee. Call 703-255-6360.

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department’s fall co-ed softball league begins play Sept. 9. Games will be played on weeknights at Vienna’s Southside Park. The registration fee of $400 per team includes 14 regular-season double-header games, a postseason tournament, umpire fees, softballs, and awards. A maximum of 16 teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 703-255-6360.

“Through the eyes of an artist,” featuring artist Janice Burns, will be presented by the Vienna Arts Society. The artwork is based on Burns’ Zanzibar series, which was inspired by a recent visit to this exotic island and cities off the east coast of Africa. The show will run Tuesday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 21. The Gallery is located at 513 Maple Ave. in Vienna in the Village Green Shopping Center. The hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.viennaartssociety.org.

WEDNESDAY/AUGUST 21

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra joins vocalists Lisa Vroman and Ron Raines in a concert at Wolf Trap at 8 p.m. They will perform songs from Richard Rodgers’ Broadway plays. Prices of tickets for the event vary by seating. They can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, or online at www.wolftrap.org. Call 703-255-1860.

Bob and Jon will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls., at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

THURSDAY/AUGUST 22

The David Bach Consort will perform a “new world jazz” concert at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road in Vienna, as part of the Summer Concert Series. To contact the park, call 703-938-7532; for cancellation information, call 703-560-6946.

LaPeña, a Jazz guitarist who mixes traditional Latin American folk and flamenco, will perform at the Starbucks at McLean/Chesterbrook Plaza, located at 6214 Old Dominion, from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-241-9482.

Teen Center Open House. An open house for parents will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center. The purpose of the open house is to give teen-center parents an opportunity to view the facility, share information, meet the staff, complete the required registration form, and discuss issues or concerns. Call 703-255-6360.

The VTRCC Health Fair will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fresh Fields Whole Foods Market on Maple Avenue. The fair is sponsored by the Grove Center for Chiropractic and Wellness. There will be health screenings and information at the fair. Admission is free. To R.S.V.P., call 703-281-1333.

Vulture Walk. A park ranger will discuss the many images that vultures have come to represent as you take a walk in the park, observing them in their natural habitat. Meet the ranger at the Visitor Center Desk. 2-3 p.m. For reservations call 703-285-2966.

The 3rd Annual Health Fair will be held at Fresh Fields Whole Foods Market in Vienna, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, spinal and carpal tunnel screenings. There will also be seated massages. Call 703-281-1333.

Discussion of the next tax law and how it can affect your education savings, retirement savings and estate planning strategies will be held from 7-8 p.m. at 1600 Tysons Blvd., Suite 150, McLean. Workshop offered by T. Rowe Price. Free. For reservations, call 703-873-1250.

Bill Schroeher will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

Dusty Rose Duo will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 9 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

SATURDAY/AUGUST 24

Face of America 2002, the world premiere, will be held at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center at 8 p.m. The entertainment will be a mixture of dance, bluegrass, poetry and technology. Admission is $30 for boxes and front orchestra, $26 rear orchestra, $22 Loge, and $10 for the lawn. Call 703-255-1860 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

“Just the Two of Us” Bridal and Event Planning Fair will be held at the Tysons Galleria on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy over 40 local businesses converging on the bottom level of the mall with food tastings and fashion shows and help out the Fairfax Women’s Shelter while you’re there. The Shelter works to reach out to families in crisis and women in abusive situations.

Dusty Rose Duo will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 9 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

Hand-cranked ice cream will be served for the last time this summer at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Join us on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon-4 p.m., help crank ice cream and reward yourself with a sample for 50 cents. The Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet will give a free concert from 1-2 p.m. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls, Va. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

SUNDAY/AUGUST 25

The Fairfax League of Women Voters will hold a tea to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the passage of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment, at the Tysons Westpark Hotel, located at 401 Westpark Drive in McLean, 2-4:30 p.m. Tea, sweets, live music by Michelle Vargo, and stories from the women’s suffrage movement. $19. Reservations required. Call 703-256-8416 before Aug. 10.

Legendary Blues Performer B.B. King will perform at Wolf Trap at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $34 in-house and $20 on the lawn. They can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, or online at www.wolftrap.org. Call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

Heron Watching. Join a Park Ranger to learn about this majestic bird of the Potomac River and Great Falls. Meet at the Ranger Area near Overlook 2 at Great Falls Park. 2-3 p.m. For reservations, call 703-285-2966.

Blueberry Hill Housing in Vienna will give information about a modern version of an old-fashioned village at 1 p.m. Admission is free, reservation is required. Call 703-759-9501, e-mail at info@blueberryhill.org, or visit www.blueberryhill.org.

MONDAY/AUGUST 26

Preschool Storytime will be held at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 10:30 a.m. Share stories, songs and fun. Age 1-5 with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

The Vienna Choral Society, a community group directed by Robert Leggett, will hold its first rehearsal of the new season on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. New members are always welcome, and auditions are not required. Yearly dues are $50, and members may purchase music at the first rehearsal.

TUESDAY/ AUGUST 27

“Some Like It Hot,” starring Tony Curtis, will be at Wolf Trap from Aug. 27-Sept. 1. Tickets for the event vary by seating. They can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500, or online at www.wolftrap.org. Call 703-255-1860.

Marge Calhoun will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

WEDNESDAY/AUGUST 28

I Spy a Butterfly. Stories and activities from caterpillars to butterflies. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-356-0770.

Bluegrass artists Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike will perform at Jammin’ Java, located at 231 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. $10. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Annual fall kickoff festival at Madison High School will be held Aug. 28 from 5-8 p.m. (rain date Aug. 29) in the back parking lot. Fun activities may include concessions (hamburgers/hot dogs, funnel cakes, bake sale, snow cones), face painting, dunk tank, karaoke, moon bounce, and T-shirt sales. There will also be information on Madison organizations such as the PTSA, choral, drama, band, orchestra, athletic boosters and athletic teams. Everyone is welcome. Call the Activities Hotline at 703-883-4647. VYI parents and children are encouraged to attend.

Tom and Bill will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

THURSDAY/AUGUST 29

Book Discussion will be held at 1 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. No registration required.

Ray Kaminsky and Jack Fretwell will perform Piedmont fingerstyle, Delta slide and Chicago roots acoustic blues at the Starbucks at McLean/Chesterbrook Plaza, located at 6214 Old Dominion from 7-9 p.m. Call 703-241-9482 or visit http://www.earbuzz.com/raykaminsky.

Withdrawal strategies and issues people face as they near or enter retirement will be discussed from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1600 Tysons Blvd, Suite 150, in McLean. Workshop offered by T Rowe Price. Free. For reservations call 703-873-1250.

Patty Reese will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

FRIDAY/AUGUST 30

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Fall Tennis League’s deadline is today. Play begins on Sept. 12. The fee to join is $10 for Town of Vienna residents and $15 for out-of-towners. Call 703-255-6360.

Robin and Paul will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 9 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

SATURDAY/AUGUST 31

The reservation deadline for the trip to Camden Yards sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department is today. The trip will be on Sept. 28 and will be a game between the Orioles and the Yankees. The cost is $40 per person. Call 703-255-6360.

Robin and Paul will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 9 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

SUNDAY/SEPTEMBER 1

Northern Virginia Woodcarvers. The woodcarvers lend tools and expertise to help you create a creature from a block of wood. Free carving lesson at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site with nominal charge for wood blanks.

TUESDAY/SEPTEMBER 3

“Back to School” Open House. The Learning in Retirement Institute at George Mason University is holding an open house at Tallwood House Annex, 4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax. Visitors will be able to see faculty; meet and speak with members, committee chairs and instructors; and learn more about LRI programs and special events. Event is free. Call Art Cook at 703 764-2993.

Riverdance returns to Wolf Trap for only eight shows from Sept. 3-8. The show is a celebration of Irish music, song and dance that focuses on the evolution of Irish dance. Tickets range from $16-$70 and can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna, by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500, or online at www.wolftrap.org. Call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

Roger Henderson will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

WEDNESDAY/SEPTEMBER 4

Jim Hartley will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.

THURSDAY/SEPTEMBER 5

Laurance McKenna will perform at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, located at 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-759-3309.