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<mh>Wednesday, Feb. 13

<lst>* Job Hunters' Forum: Informal Networking and Guidance. 7:30-9 p.m. Active job-seekers are invited to meet with a career counselor. Forum provides support, information and community needed while experiencing the challenges of job hunting. $10/members, $20/nonmembers. At The Women's Center, 127 Park St., Vienna. To register, call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.org.

* The Bobs. 8 p.m. Combining a capella music with crazy antics, The Bobs perform at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $18 tickets at The Barns box office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

* Sealed with a Kiss. 10:30 a.m. Valentine's Day stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. Free. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

* Toddler Time — Bushy Tails. 10-10:40 a.m. Meet local squirrels through a story, song and games. Search for squirrels around feeders and nearby woods. Ages 2-3 with parent. Reservations required. $2/child. At Riverbend Nature Center, 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

* Cliff Eberhardt. 8 p.m. Singer/songwriter. $15. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Free Blood Pressure Check for Seniors. 10-11 a.m. Members of The Medical Team check the blood pressure of Vienna-area senior citizens. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Call 703-255-6360.

<mh>Thursday, Feb. 14

<lst>* The Bobs. 8 p.m. Combining a capella music with crazy antics, The Bobs perform at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $18 tickets at The Barns box office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

* Hearts and Flowers. 11 a.m. A Valentine celebration of stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. Free. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

* Preschool Story Time — Groundhog Day. 10-10:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. Learn the story behind Groundhog Day. Participate in a discussion, game and short walk to the groundhog hole. Ages 3-5. Reservations required. $2/child. At Riverbend Nature Center, 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls. call 703-759-9018.

* Michelle Swan with Gail Collins. 7-9 p.m. Urban acoustic folk singer. At Starbucks in the McLean/Chesterbrook Plaza, 6214 Old Dominion Drive. Call 703-241-9482.

* Barbara Martin. 8 p.m. Pop/jazz vocals. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Singing Valentines. Vienna-Falls Chorus offers singing valentines in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Pick the time that works best for the recipient. $50 package includes two songs, chocolate, Valentine treat, card, instant photo and audiotape of the event. Orders accepted until Feb. 14. Call Michele Peterson 703-242-SING.

<mh>Friday, Feb. 15

<lst>* Internet Tutorials. 10 a.m.-noon. One-on-one, 30-minute sessions by appointment. Adults. Free. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

* Guitarists Young and Rollins. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free performance at Border's Book Shop, Tysons Square, 8311 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

* Shane Hines and Fourth Man. 8 p.m. Acoustic pop artist and contemporary jazz. $6. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. 8 p.m. Instrumental ensemble performs at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $18 tickets at The Barns box office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-938-2404.

* Blood Drive. Noon-6 p.m. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Call 703-698-3885 for appointment.

* Oldies 100 Sock Hop to Benefit YFT. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Fund-raiser for Joe Gibb's Youth For Tomorrow, a home for at-risk adolescent males located near Manassas. Dance contests, costume contests, food, live auction, raffle prizes. Tickets: $50/person, available at 703-631-3360. Raffle tickets $100 each. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. 100 prizes, purchase of raffle ticket serves as admission to Sock Hop. First prize in raffle is PT Cruiser or $15,000. Second prize is 7 day/6 night Aruba vacation. Numerous other prizes.

<mh>Saturday, Feb. 16

<lst>* Demonstration: Building and Planting a Trough Garden. 10 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens horticulturist Laurie Short demonstrates the steps involved in building a trough garden and suggests plants that will flourish in this type of container. At Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Horticulture Building, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. $5/person. Reservations required. Call 703-255-3631.

* Evergreen Hike. 9-11 a.m. Take a winter walk. Search for woodland evergreens including mountain laurel, hemlock, ferns, ground pine and partridge-berry. Adults. Reservations required. Canceled in case of inclement weather. Free. At Scotts Run Nature Preserve, 7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Call 703-759-9018.

* A Visit from Winnie the Pooh. 1 p.m. Free. At Border's Book Shop, Tysons Square, 8311 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

* Groovelily. 8 p.m. Virtuosic pop/folk. $12. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Ballroom Dance. 9 p.m.-midnight. Ballroom dancing with the Big Band sound of Colvin Run Dance Band. At Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Tango dance lesson at 8 p.m., $5/person. Call 703-430-3342.

* Falls Walk. 1-1:30 p.m. Walk with a ranger to overlook #2. Explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park. Program is free. Wear comfortable shoes. Meet at visitor center desk. At Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Call 703-285-2965.

* Winter Scavenger Hunt. 2-2:30 p.m. Witner walk in the park offers a glimpse into the nature not seen at other times of the year. Join park ranger in hunt for signs of nature while exploring the River Trail. Good program for families. Program is free. Reservations required. At Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Call 703-285-2965.

<mh>Sunday, Feb. 17

<lst>* Charlie Zahm. Three seatings. 5-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m., tickets $12; 9-9:45 p.m., tickets $8. Scottish songs and shanteys at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls. Call 703-759-3309 for reservations.

* Maple Syrup Boil-Down. Noon-2 p.m. Celebrate the coming of spring with an old-fashioned maple syrup boil-down. Free admission. At Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

* Separate But Equal: History of Colored Schools in the Fairfax Area. 2-3 p.m. Marian Dobbins discusses elementary and high school available to local colored children in the 19th and 20th century. Sponsored by Friends of Colvin Run Mill. $4/person. Reservations required by Feb. 14. At Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

* John Jennings and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter/guitarist John Jennings performs with special guest Mary Ann Redmond. Purchase $16 tickets at The Barns box office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-938-2404.

* Falls Walk. 1-1:30 p.m. Walk with a ranger to overlook #2. Explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park. Program is free. Wear comfortable shoes. Meet at visitor center desk. At Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Call 703-285-2965.

* Canal Trail Hike. 2-3 p.m. Join park ranger for hike along Potomac Canal Trail. Approximately one mile covered over even terrain. Children must be accompanied by adult. Learn about the historic canal while also examining the natural flora of Great Falls Park. Meet at visitor center desk. Program is free. Reservations required. At Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Call 703-285-2965.

<mh>Tuesday, Feb. 19

<lst>* All That Jazz. 1:30 p.m. Stories and activities about music and dance. Ages 3-5 with adult. Free. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

* Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. Ask at the information desk for this month"s title. Adults. Free. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

* Wintertime Fun. 1 p.m. Stories and activities about the cold and the snow. Ages 2-5 with adult. Free. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

* Switched Up. 8 p.m. Rock music. $5. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Ladysmith Black Manbazo. 8 p.m. South African a cappella masters perform at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $22 tickets at The Barns box office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-938-2404.

<mh>Wednesday, Feb. 20

<lst>* Hibernation Beers and Comfort Food Class/Tasting. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/person, reservations required with customer service at 703-319-2000. At Fresh Fields, 143 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.

* Over the Moon. 10:30 a.m. Get ready to jump and moo for stories and activities about cows. Ages 2-3 with adult. Free. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

* I Love You. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities for children. All ages. Free. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

* Urban Style and Ki Theory. 8 p.m. Acoustic rock. $5. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* The Eastern and Oriental Express. Film documents a journey aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express train through heart of the exotic Malaysian Peninsula. Adventure begins in Singapore, ends in Bangkok. $9/person; $7/McLean residents. Purchase tickets at Alden Theatre Box Office 703-790-9223 or Ticketmaster 202-432-7328. For information, call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

<mh>Thursday, Feb. 21

<lst>* Kinderdance. 10 a.m. Free. At Border's Book Shop, Tysons Square, 8311 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

* 3rd Thursday Showcase. 7-9 p.m. D.C. Folksinger and songwriter Doris Justis along with Ray Kaminsky's Piedmont fingerstyle, Delta slide and Chicago roots acoustic blues. At Starbucks in the McLean/Chesterbrook Plaza, 6214 Old Dominion Drive. Call 703-241-9482.

* Stride. 8 p.m. Funk music. $6. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* The Eileen Ivers Band. 8 p.m. Irish-fusion sound with backup at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $20 tickets at The Barns box office, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-938-2404.

* Fitness for Golf. 7-8 p.m. Women's Golf offers off-season class for golf enthusiasts. $5 at door. At Women's Golf, 1025-A Seneca Road, Great Falls (intersection of Route 7 and Georgetown Pike). Call 703-421-5600 for information or to register.

<mh>Friday, Feb. 22

<lst>* The Lunch Pack. 12:30 p.m. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Ages 2-6 with adult. Free. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

* Al Petteway and Amy White. 8 p.m. Acoustic guitar/piano vocals. $10. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Spring Antiques Show. Noon-8 p.m. Vienna Parks and Recreation holds annual show and sale at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. $4.50/person. Dealers display and sell a variety of furniture and collectibles. Call 703-255-6360.

* "How to Maximize the Value of Your Company." 8 a.m. Seminar sponsored by CO Group Inc. Speakers are Brad Davidson, president of SPARDATA; and John B. Ratliff III, former owner and founder of Diplomatic Language Service. $25 registration includes continental breakfast. At Clydes of Tysons Corner, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-715-1005 to register.