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<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 27

<cal2>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 LemaƮtre 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.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 28

<cal2>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.

<cal1>Friday/March 1

<cal2>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 co-founder 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.

<cal1>Saturday/March 2

<cal2>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.

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

It's All About Food: A Taste of McLean. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sampling of the area's best restaurants and other food-related establishments at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $5 admission includes three taste tickets. Free admission to children age 12 and under, but must purchase taste tickets. Call 703-790-0123.

Home-buying Seminar. 10-11 a.m. Learn how to finance your purchase, how much of a mortgage you can afford, steps to improve credit scores, down payments, where to get down-payment help, various mortgage products, how to improve your offer with a prequalification or commitment letter. Open to the public. At Vienna Public Library. For information, call 703-921-5205, Ext. 234.

<cal1>Sunday/March 3

<cal2>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.

<cal1>Monday/March 4

<cal2>Dr. Seuss' Birthday. 7:30 p.m. Celebrate with stories. All ages. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

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

Book Club. 4 p.m. Ages 9-13. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

What to Feed a Living Trust. 10-11:30 a.m. Seminar presented by attorney David Hoffman. Topics include Virginia trust law, funding your trust, what every banker doesn't know, trusts and mortgages, trusts and the IRS and more. Free. Preregistration required. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Call 703-255-6360.

"Tax-Free Investing." 10-11:30 a.m. Sean Sinclair of Edward Jones Investment explains how tax-free investments can help you save more money for the future. Free. Preregistration required. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 5

<cal2>Amazing Animals II. 4 p.m. Share stories and fun. Ages 1-5 with adult. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

Lions and Lambs. 10:30 a.m. March stories. All ages. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

SAT Prep Class. 7:30-9 p.m. Experts from SCORE Prep, a one-on-one in-home tutoring company, answer questions and offer tips to help students maximize their score potential. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free. Preregistration required. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 6

<cal2>Robbie Schaefer (eddie from ohio) and Jon Carroll. 8 p.m. Pop/roots music at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. $12/person. Call 703-255-1566.

March Lions and Lambs. 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

<cal1>Thursday/March 7

<cal2>Woodsongs Coffeehouse. 8 p.m. Ron Fetner, Janet Feld and Rob Laurens perform at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Friday/March 8

<cal2>Ping Pong Tournament. 4 p.m. Tournament for middle school students at Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

Voices on the Verge. 8 p.m. Singer/songwriters Beth Amsel, Jess Klein, Erin McKeown and Rose Polenzani perform at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. $10/person. Call 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Saturday/March 9

<cal2>Bog Gardens in Outdoor Containers. 10 a.m. Horticulturist Laurie Short explains how to create bog gardens in containers using a variety of plants. Information on care and upkeep of these gardens also available. $5/person. Reservations required. Call 703-255-3631. At the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Horticulture Building, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.

Landscape Design Series 2. Three sessions, March 9, 16, 23. 10:30 a.m. all days. Landscape designer Kathleen Wheeler discusses the design process and garden styles in each series. Ideas and problems for plans and improvements to local home landscaping featured. $40/person covers all three sessions. Reservations required. Call 703-255-3631. At Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.

Katy Benko. 8 p.m. Country/pop music at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. $10/person. Call 703-255-1566.

Casino Night and Taste of the Town. 7 p.m. Black tie optional event at Westwood Country Club. Age 21 and up. Reserve with Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce at 703-281-1333. Evening of playing games of chance with "Chamber Cash" while sampling gourmet food from some of the area's finest food establishments. $45/person incudes start-up "Chamber Cash" and all-the-tastes-you-can-eat from participating restaurants. Redeem winning tickets in raffle for selection of prizes. For information, call the Chamber.

Teen Talent Show. 7-11:30 p.m. Vienna-area high-school students perform at Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. March 2 is registration deadline for those wishing to enter show. Prizes awarded to three best acts. Registration fee: $5/individual acts; $15/group acts. Call 703-255-6360.

Antiques Appraisers. 4 p.m. Antiques appraisers Josephine Thrasher and Jim Johnson appraise any item, up to two items, for $7.50 per item; $5 per item for members of Historic Vienna Inc. (HVI).Verbal appraisals and approximate age and current value of antique given. Photograph may be brought if item is too large. All proceeds benefit HVI for its historic restoration projects. At The Freeman Store, 131 Church St. N.E. Appointment required. Call 7003-938-1734.

<cal1>Sunday/March 10

<cal2>IONA. Three seatings. 5-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m., tickets $12; 9-9:45 p.m., tickets $8. Foremost Pan-Celtic band on the East Coast performs at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls. Call 703-759-3309 for reservations.

<cal1>Monday/March 11

<cal2>Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Share stories and fun. Ages 1-5 with adult. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 12

<cal2>Stretching Basics. 7:15 p.m. Inova exercise physiologist shows how to improve flexibility, decrease lower-back pain and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat or blanket. Register at 703-204-3366. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 13

<cal2>Wiggly Things. 10:30 a.m. Slithering stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-3 with adult. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

Lions and Lambs. 10:30 a.m. March stories. All ages. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

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. Free. Preregistration required. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Thursday/March 14

<cal2>Bee Free from Allergies. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Class taught and sponsored by doctors from The Health and Wellness Center. Call 703-319-2000 to register. For specific questions relating to this class, call 703-354-7336.

Mary Byrd Brown and Lisa Taylor. 8 p.m. Folk/roots music at Jammin' Java, 232 Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566.

Marching Along. 2 p.m. March and sing along with books. Stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Call 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Friday/March 15

<cal2>Candy Hunt. 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.

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

<cal1>Saturday/March 16

<cal2>Getting Your Garden Ready for Planting. 9:30 a.m. Chief Horticulturist Doris Rodriguez presents slides, handouts, lists and advice, shares ideas about how to remove unwanted existing vegetation, use of soil amendments and fertilizers and preparing ground for planting. First step for the home gardener. $5/person. Reservations required. Call 703-255-3631. At the Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.

Book Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Browse through a selection of books donated to the Farm. Also videotapes, cds and records. At Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Call 703-442-7557.

Creating Wealth as a Loan Officer/Processor. Two-session workshop, March 16 and 23, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn about loan programs, sources of mortgage loans, credit history, prequalifying buyers, financing, application process, regulations. At 8496-B Tyco Road, Vienna. Continental breakfast. Potential for employment after seminar. Limited seating, reservations required. $195/person. Preregister by check and receive $25 discount. Call 571-278-0708 to reserve.

Amateur Photo Contest. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's annual Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibit. Entries accepted March 14, 5-9 p.m. and March 15, noon-4 p.m. Ribbons awarded in eight categories in black-and-white and color divisions. Separate contest section for students in grades seven to 12. $7 entry fee per person. Entries limited to five photos per person, two per category. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. For information, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Sunday/March 17

<cal2>Amateur Photo Contest. Noon-4 p.m. Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's annual Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibit. Entries accepted March 14, 5-9 p.m. and March 15, noon-4 p.m. Ribbons awarded in eight categories in black-and-white and color divisions. Separate contest section for students in grades seven to 12. $7 entry fee per person. Entries limited to five photos per person, two per category. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. For information, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Ongoing

<cal2>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.

"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. 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.