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<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.

* Great Falls Chamber Music Association. 8 p.m. "Palindrome" Concert at Great Falls Historic School House, Georgetown Pike and Walker Road. Performers are Karen Judkins, flute; Maria Luisa de la Cerda, flute; Kathleen Meredith, piano; Jon Voth, guitar. Performing music by Schubert, Astor Piazzola, Lukas Foss, Benjamin Godard, Ingolf Dahl, Bach, Mozart and Scott Joplin. Call Frances Davila 703-759-2048 or Donnette Rimmer 202-205-0663.

* Investment and Wealth Management Seminar. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Program begins 11:30 a.m. Luncheon and seminar on estate planning, the current investment environment and investment and wealth management solutions. Led by Bank of America Private Bank personal finance advisor Dawn Dale-Bartow, chief investment officer Cynthia Prentiss and special guest speaker James K. Glassman, Washington Post syndicated financial columnist and author of “The Secret Code of the Serious Investor.” Luncheon and seminar on estate planning, the current investment environment and investment and wealth management solutions. At the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Old Dominion Room, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. RSVP to Beverly Taylor at 703-761-8372.

* Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans. 8 p.m. Group performs Motown and Memphis Soul to samba and reggae sounds for general admission dance at The Barns of Wolf Trap. 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.

<mh>Saturday, Feb. 23

<lst>* Joey & Maria's Comedy Italian Wedding. Show begins 7:30 p.m., seating starts 7 p.m. Dinner theater performs at Holiday Inn Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Tickets are $49.50 and include a complete Italian wedding dinner and champagne toast. Call 800-944-JOEY for reservations.

* Annuals and Tender Perennials to Enhance Your Borders. 9:30 a.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens chief horticulturist Doris Rodriguez shows slides of new and old reliable plants. Plant lists and tips for planting also featured. $5/person. Reservations required. At the Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.

* Legal Aspects of Child Custody. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn how Virginia courts determine the ìbest interests of the child and what to expect during the custody proceedings. $35/members, $45/non members. At Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. To register, call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.org.

* Dealing Effectively with Conflict in Relationships. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Experiential learning program explores differences in self-expression, and teaches partners to listen and respond to each others needs. $35/members, $45/nonmembers. At Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., Vienna. To register, call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.org.

* Orienteering — Two-Mile Course. 9 a.m.-noon. Take the first hour to review your map/compass skills, then hit the trail. this is only for those comfortable with orienteering. Wear boots and warm clothes. Canceled in case of inclement weather. Age 12 and up. Reservations required. $2/person. At Riverbend nature Center, 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

* Ski Trip to White Tail. Charter bus leaves 7 a.m. from Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., and returns around 7 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. Feb. 14 is reservation deadline. For information and prices of various combination packages, call 703-255-6360.

* Spring Antiques Show. 11 a.m.-6 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.

* 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.

* Story in Stone. 2-2:30 p.m. Walk through time and peel back the ancient layers of Piedmont rock history on this trek with a park ranger along the River Trail and Mather Gorge to see features that tell the story behind the stone. Rain or shine. Sturdy shoes required. Moderate to difficult terrain. Dress warmly. Meet at visitor center desk. Program is free. Reservations required. At Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Call 703-285-2965.

* '13 Common Mistakes When Managing Money in Retirement.' 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Seminar on how to maximize your retirement income, minimize your tax burden, ensure your money is spent as you wish. Free. Reservations required. Call Jerry Booth or Shane Ostrom 703-821-9100.

* Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans. 7:30 p.m. Group performs Motown and Memphis Soul to samba and reggae sounds for general admission dance at The Barns of Wolf Trap. 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.

<mh>Sunday, Feb. 24

<lst>* MoonFire. Three seatings. 5-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. tickets, $12; 9-9:45 p.m., tickets $8. Irish/Scottish eclectic all woman band performs at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls. Call 703-759-3309 for reservations.

* Michelle Malone. 8 p.m. Indie rock. $8. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Spring Antiques Show. Noon-5 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.

* 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.

<mh>Monday, Feb. 25

<lst>* Cooking with Winter Greens. 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to pick, prepare and serve different winter greens and their many benefits. Receive recipes and coupons at end of class. Heavy sampling. Reservations required with customer service at 703-319-2000. $10/person. At Fresh Fields, 143 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.

* Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Share stories, songs and fun. Ages 1-5 with adult. Free. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

<mh>Tuesday, Feb. 26

<lst>* Your Job Search. 7 p.m. Robbie Kaplan discusses her new book and shares proven strategies for getting a new job, a promotion, or changing careers. Adults. Free. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

<mh>Wednesday, Feb. 27

<lst>* Puppy Power. 10:30 a.m. Bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult. Free. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

* Yummy in the Tummy. 2 p.m. Stories, activities and a craft about food. Ages 2-5 with adult. Free. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

* Blue Mountain Groove/Jonathan Rundman. 8 p.m. Pop/rock. $5. At Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

* Celtic Fiddle Festival. 8 p.m. Fiddle masters Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham and Christian Lemaître perform at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $17 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>Thursday, Feb. 28

<lst>* Green Tea and Its Benefits. 7 p.m. Free class taught and sponsored by Judy Caddell, counselor with the Wellness Forum at The Arlington Center for Well Being. For more information, see the in-store flyer. Reservations required, call 703-319-2000 or stop by the customer service desk. At Fresh Fields, 143 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.

* Book Discussion. 1 p.m. "The Tulip," by Anna Parvod. Adults. Free. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

* Lori Kelly & Cletus Kennelly. 7-9 p.m. Contemporary singer/songwriters. At Starbucks in the McLean/Chesterbrook Plaza, 6214 Old Dominion Drive. Call 703-241-9482.

* Basic Rules of 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.

* Veronica Ortega. 8 p.m. Puerto Rican vocalist performs at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $14 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>Friday, March 1

<lst>* Limbo Contest. 4 p.m. Contest for middle school students at Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

* Christopher Williams. 8 p.m. Singer/songwriter performs at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. $10/person. Call 703-255-1566.

* Dina Koston. 8 p.m. Washington composer, pianist and cofounder of the Theater Chamber Players, unveils her new work at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Purchase $25 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>Saturday, March 2

<lst>* Music for Teens. 7-11:30 p.m. Live band concert for high school students at Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. $5/person. Call 703-255-6360.

* Propagation Workshop: Starting Plants from Seeds and Cuttings. 10 a.m. Horticulturist Tammy Burke teaches workshop participants how to use seeds and cuttings to start new annual and perennial plants. $5/person. Reservations required. Call 703-255-3631. At Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Horticulture Building, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.

* Second Annual Storybook Character Festival. 1-3:30 p.m. McLean Community Center's Festival encourages preschoolers-sixth graders to explore the wonders of reading. Children see favorite storybook characters come to life. The Theatre at Lime Kiln performs "The Baker, The Bear & The Blacksmith" at 1 p.m. in Alden Theatre. Children's author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer presents interactive children's program at 2 p.m. $8/person; $6/McLean residents, includes admission to all festival activities. At the Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Tickets on sale at Alden Theatre Box Office, 703-790-9223. For information, call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

* Dang Varmints with Andrew McKnight. 8 p.m. Roots music at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. $8/person. Call 703-255-1566.

<mh>Sunday, March 3

<lst>* Maggie Sansone and Friends. Three seatings. 5-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m., tickets $12; 9-9:45 p.m., tickets $8. Eclectic Celtic by the founder of Maggies Music performs 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 at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch sap collected from trees being boiled down over an open fire to produce maple syrup. Free admission. Call 703-759-2771.

<mh>Ongoing

<lst>* T'ai Chi Practice. 8-9 a.m. Saturday mornings through March. Free T'ai Chi practice at St. Luke's Catholic School gymnasium, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Open to all, including first-timers and visitors of all ages. No special clothing or equipment needed. For information, visit www.taichicenter.com or call 703-759-9141.

* Lunch Bunch Aerobics. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. Men and women welcome to this low-impact, high-intensity workout designed to meet the needs of all levels of fitness. $5 per session. Bring bottle of water and towel or mat. For information, call Nina Crissey 703-255-6360.

* Family Skating. Friday night skating for the whole family, March 1-April 12, 6:30-8 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. $1/child, 50 cents for participating adults. Bring own skates or rollerblades and safety equipment. Parents must stay with their children. Call 703-255-6360.

* Internet Tutorials. Half-hour, one-on-one sessions, by appointment. Adults. Saturdays in March, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; Mondays in March, 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays in March, 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Free. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

* Roller Skating. 3-4 p.m., Mondays through March 18. For children 3-12. Admission is 50 cents per child. Bring own skates and equipment. Parents are required to stay with their children and are welcome to participate. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Call 703-255-6360.

* Art Exhibit. Through February. Oil paintings by Kenna Musser are on display at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

* 'The Hobbit.' Six performances. Feb. 22-24. Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. $6.50/person; $4.50/McLean residents. At Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Cast of local young actors. 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.

* "Through My Eyes." Through Feb. 24. Vienna Arts Society Gallery features local artists. Artist of the month is Suzanne Binnie. Exhibition includes work of member artists, with subject matter ranging from still lifes to landscapes and flowers. Gallery is located in the Village Green Shopping Center, 513 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. For information, call 703-319-3971.

* "Sharing Our Visions." Student work from The Langley School. Features works by students from the Lower School, grades one-five. Runs through March 2. At McLean Project for the Arts Ramp Gallery, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. For information, call 703-790-0123.

* "Artemesia Gentileschi: An Artist's Life." Through March 2. An installation by Judy Jashinsky, a visual tribute to Baroque artist Artemesia Gentileschi. Free Family Day Program with gallery tours and hands-on activities for children and their parents on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1-3 p.m. At McLean Project for the Arts Emerson and Atrium galleries, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. For information, call 703-790-1953 or visit www.mcleanart.org.