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<cal1>WEDNESDAY/Dec. 18

<cal2>Dave Berry performs at 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Pomodora & the Mushroom Men. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 2-7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-698-3885. Adults.

Winter Orchestra Concert. 7 p.m., at W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax.

A Free Workshop on How to use the Non-Profit Nehemiah Gift Program to become a Homeowner. 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 800-362-3878, code 4164.

Fairfax High School Music Department will offer an evening filled with holiday songs. The 7:30 p.m. concert, which includes performances by the award-winning Fairfax High School Chorus, Bands and Orchestra is free to the public and will take place in the Fairfax High School Auditorium at 3500 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. 703-219-2200.

<cal1>THURSDAY/Dec. 19

<cal2>Dave Berry performs at 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Second Coming will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 7 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Vienna VIP. Support group for visually impaired. 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Swan Ballet Dance Schools will present "The Nutcracker." 7 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Advance sale tickets are $12 for children 12 and under and seniors and $16 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $15 and $19. Purchase tickets by calling 703-425-9440.

<cal1>FRIDAY/Dec. 20

<cal2>Dave Berry performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Second Coming will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Georgia Ave. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-385-7877.

Swan Ballet Dance Schools will present "The Nutcracker." 7 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Advance sale tickets are $12 for children 12 and under and seniors and $16 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $15 and $19. Purchase tickets by calling 703-425-9440.

The Glenn Draper Singers will present their White House Concert at 7 p.m., at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. For more information, call 703-256-8330.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Dec. 21

<cal2>The Annual Christmas Caroling on Horseback event will take place at 2 p.m., in the Town of Clifton. (Snow caused a postponement from Dec. 7). Members of the Clifton Horse Society will ride in costume through the town, singing holiday tunes along the way. They'll end up in King's field, at the end of Chapel Street, where the public is welcome to join them for refreshments and more caroling.

Dave Berry performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Second Coming will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Fairfax Music Mart. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Holiday Musical Spectacular. John Lyon will host a holiday concert featuring The City of Fairfax Band, soprano Barbara DeMaio and The Fairfax Choral Society. 7 p.m., at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. For more information, call 703-757-0220 or visit www.fairfaxband.org.

Kids Night Out. Structured play for elementary students in grades K-6. Children will be grouped by grade level. Children will choose from a variety of games and activities such as basketball, soccer, mission impossible, pin dodge volleyball, board games and movies (all "G" rated). 6-11 p.m., at the Lake Braddock Secondary School Gym. Contact Coach Jody Rutherford at Lake Braddock Secondary School at 703-426-1173

<cal1>SUNDAY/Dec. 22

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

The Kings Park Concert Band, under the direction of John Pickeral, will present a selection of Christmas music at 7:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling the Reston Box Office at 703-476-1111. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

<cal1>MONDAY/Dec. 23

<cal2>Open Mike. 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Dave and Jerome of Fidel. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Swan Ballet Dance Schools will present "The Nutcracker." 7 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Advance sale tickets are $12 for children 12 and under and seniors and $16 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $15 and $19. Purchase tickets by calling 703-425-9440.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 24

<cal2>Battle of the Bands. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

<cal1>THURSDAY/Dec. 26

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lee Highway Multiplex, 8223 Lee Highway, Merrifield. 1-866-256-6372.

<cal1>FRIDAY/Dec. 27

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Imposter will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Lloyd Dobbler Effect. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-385-7877.

Virginia Ballet Company will present its annual performance of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre in Annandale. Reserved seats cost $20 for adults, $12 for children under 12 and $15 for seniors. For more information or to order tickets, call 703-249-8227.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Dec. 28

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Imposter will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Combination Lock. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Springfield Mall, Franconia and Loisdale Roads, Springfield. 1-866-256-6372.

Virginia Ballet Company will present its annual performance of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre in Annandale. Reserved seats cost $20 for adults, $12 for children under 12 and $15 for seniors. For more information or to order tickets, call 703-249-8227.

<cal1>SUNDAY/Dec. 29

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Life Time Fitness, 9602 Main St., Fairfax. 1-866-256-6372.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 1-866-256-6372.

Virginia Ballet Company will present its annual performance of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre in Annandale. Reserved seats cost $20 for adults, $12 for children under 12 and $15 for seniors. For more information or to order tickets, call 703-249-8227.

<cal1>MONDAY/Dec. 30

<cal2>Open Mike. 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Dave and Jerome of Fidel. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Life Time Fitness, 9602 Main St., Fairfax. 1-866-256-6372.

Inova Blood Drive. Free cholesterol screening with blood donation. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Fairfax. 1-866-256-6372.

<cal1>TUESDAY/Dec. 31

<cal2>Imposter will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. $89 per person. Fee includes complete dinner buffet, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Call 703-971-8900.

New Censation will perform in the Ballroom, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Call 703-971-8900. $149 per person. Fee includes a five-course, sit down dinner; party favors; and a champagne toast at midnight.

Battle of the Bands. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

New Year's Eve Ball, sponsored by Spotlight on the Arts. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Dance to the sound of NightMusic. Midnight champagne toast. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert. $75 per person. Call 703-352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxspotlight.org.

New Year's Eve Party to benefit Hospice of Northern Virginia and United Cerebral Palsy. 9 p.m. -1 a.m., at the Waterford at Fair Oaks. Tickets are $75 and include dinner buffet, Viennese dessert table, open bar and music by the band Avalon. For more information, call 703-460-9212 or e-mail ltran@thehospices.org.