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Harriette Winingham, an original member of the Loft Gallery, offers a new show, ‘High Summer in the Garden,’ opening Tuesday, July 2, at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan. The oil painting above is ‘Fire Lilies.’

To have arts and entertainment events in Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington listed free, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail maweber@connectionnewspapers.com

Mount Vernon will present "Mysterious Martha," a special program in memory of the 200th anniversary of Martha Washington’s death on May 22, 1802, and in celebration of her birth on June 2, 1731. It is presented as a 20-minute vignette featuring two servants in the Washington household engaging in comic banter to prove who knows the most about Martha. Performed Saturdays and Sundays during June. If your name is Martha or you were born on June 2, your admission is free. Call 703-780-2000.

Experience a new view of Mount Vernon aboard the Potomac Spirit cruise ship. The 30-minute narrated excursions along the Potomac River depart daily through Oct. 13 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call 703-780-2000 for information and fees.

Spend a relaxing afternoon at Green Spring Gardens. An English tea served in the historic Manor House follows the guided tour. April 17 through October. Reservations required. $20. For reservations, call the Manor House at 703-941-7987.

THURSDAY/JUNE 13

The National Symphony Orchestra with music director Leonard Slatkin performs Tchaikovsky Night at Wolf Trap. Sergui Comissiona conducting and Markus Groh, piano. Performance begins at 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices vary by seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

FRIDAY/JUNE 14

Old Town Alexandria’s free, weekly outdoor concert series, "Seaport Summer Sounds," will present the Janine Wilson Band, June 14, 6-8 p.m. The concert will be held at 1800 Diagonal Road in the fountain courtyard across from the King Street Metro station. Call 800-388-9119.

The National Symphony Orchestra with music director Leonard Slatkin performs Verdi's "Messa da Requiem" at Wolf Trap. Sergui Comissiona conducting; Indra Thomas, soprano; Guang Yang, mezzo-soprano; Don Frazure, tenor; Daniel Borowski, bass; and Cathedral Choral Society, J. Reilly Lewis, director. Performance begins at 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices vary by seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

SATURDAY/JUNE 15

"The President’s Own" Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University’s Harris Theater in Fairfax. No reservations or tickets are required. Call 202-433-4011 for information or 703-993-1000 for directions.

<cal2>The National Symphony Orchestra with music director Leonard Slatkin performs "Bravo, Broadway at Wolf Trap." David Commanday conducting, Susan Egan, vocals; Ron Raines, tenor; and Doug Labrecque, baritone. Performance begins at 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices vary by seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

SUNDAY/JUNE 16

Elvis Costello brings new music to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap with his band The Imposters and with special guest, alternative rock/country singer and songwriter Joe Henry at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 in-house/$20 lawn. Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Wolf Trap is premiering a new dance piece by Ann Reinking performed by Ballet Hispanico at 8:30 p.m. It will also perform two other pieces, "Guajira" and "Eyes of the Soul." Ticket prices vary and may be purchased at the box office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. Call 703-255-1860 for information.

WEDNESDAY/JUNE 19

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a free concert by the Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet, June 19, 7-8 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173 for information.

Three-time Grammy nominee Jewel makes her Wolf Trap debut at 8 p.m., along with special guest Norwegian Pop Duo M2M. This performance is sold out. Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

From June 19 through 23, Signature Theatre presents a free summer concert series at Arlington's Lubber Run Park Amphitheatre, North Columbus Street and Second Street, off Route 50 in Arlington. Artistic director Eric Schaeffer directs Kander and Ebb's "The Rink" at 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the cancellation hot line is 703-228-6960. No tickets are required.

Young Associates Theater Party: Jewel. The Associates Deck, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna. 6:30 p.m. $20 lawn, $36 front orchestra. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine and network with other young professionals on the Deck, followed by Jewel's Wolf Trap debut performance. 703-255-1940.

THURSDAY/JUNE 20

MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, will present the musical "Danny and Sylvia," June 20-July 28. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be reserved by calling 703-548-9044.

Country star Jo Dee Messina is joined by special guest Brad Paisley at Wolf Trap at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 in-house/$18 lawn. Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

FRIDAY/JUNE 21

Seaport Summer Sounds Outdoor Concert Series presents Bill Kirchen (blues, bluegrass, western swing). King Street Station, 1800 Diagonal Road, Old Town Alexandria. 6-8 p.m. Free. 703-838-5005.

Wolf Trap's 2002 Jazz & Blues Festival. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna. Friday features Galactic, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and North Mississippi Allstars at 7 p.m. ($22 in house, $20 lawn). Tickets can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Toad, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.

The Wolf Trap Opera Company performs Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" at 8 p.m. The performance will be preceded by an introductory talk one hour prior to curtain time at The Barns. The work will be performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Tickets are $48. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or via the Wolf Trap Web site www.wolftrap.org.

SATURDAY/JUNE 22

Wolf Trap's 2002 Jazz & Blues Festival. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna. Saturday gates open at noon and performances begin at 1 p.m. with Tower of Power, Yellowjackets, The Tommy Castro Band and others ($25 in advance, $30 day of show general admission). 703-707-9045.

Reston Taste of the Town. Market St., Fountain Square and Equity Office Pavilion at the Reston Town Center, Reston. 1-10 p.m. Free admission and parking, $1-$5 "taste" tickets. Features more than 30 of the region's fantastic restaurants and live entertainment. 703-707-9045.

The Wolf Trap Opera Company performs "South of the Border," a Latin song recital featuring soprano Angela Fout, mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala, tenor Patrick Marques, baritone Carleton Chambers, and pianist Steven Blier. Tickets are $25. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or via the Wolf Trap Web site, www.wolftrap.org.

SUNDAY/JUNE 23

Wolf Trap's 2002 Jazz & Blues Festival. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna. Sunday features Wynton Marsalis Septet at 7 p.m. ($32 in house, $18 lawn). 703-218-6500.

The Wolf Trap Opera Company performs Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" at 2 p.m. The performance will be preceeded by an introductory talk one hour prior to curtain time at The Barns. The work will be performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Tickets are $48. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or via the Wolf Trap Web site, www.wolftrap.org.

Da Vinci's Notebook. Four-part harmony singers with an off hand humor. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

TUESDAY/JUNE 25

Wolf Trap Farm Park’s Children’s Theatre in the Woods program will present Dinorock in "Dinosaur Rock," Tuesday-Saturday, June 25-29, at 10 a.m., and Quintango in "The Story of Tango" at 11:15 a.m. at the Meadow Pavilion at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are required for adults and children 3 and up and cost $4 each, or $6 for both shows. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500, online at www.wolftrap.org or at the Filene Center Box Office.

WEDNESDAY/JUNE 26

The Wolf Trap Opera Company performs Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" at 8 p.m. The performance will be preceeded by an introductory talk one hour prior to curtain time at The Barns. The work will be performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Tickets are $48. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or via the Wolf Trap Web site www.wolftrap.org.

SATURDAY/JUNE 29

The Wolf Trap Opera Company performs Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" at 8 p.m. The performance will be preceeded by an introductory talk one hour prior to curtain time at The Barns. The work will be performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Tickets are $48. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or via the Wolf Trap Web site www.wolftrap.org.

Ti Ti Chickapea. Music for violin, banjo, cello and vocals from Ithaca, NY. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

TUESDAY/JULY 2

Harriette Winingham, an original member of the Loft Gallery, will open her new exhibit on Tuesday, July 2, at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St. in Occoquan. Titled "High Summer in the Garden," her oil paintings depict the vivid colors of sun-loving gardens including displays of giant zinnias and lilies. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Wolf Trap Farm Park’s Children’s Theatre in the Woods program will present Theatre IV in "The Fabled Aesop," Tuesday-Saturday, July 2-6, at 10 a.m., and Cathy & Marcy in "A Family Sing-Along" at 11:15 a.m. at the Meadow Pavilion at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are required for adults and children 3 and up and cost $4 each, or $6 for both shows. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500, online at www.wolftrap.org or at the Filene Center Box Office.

SATURDAY/JULY 6

The Bluemont in Ashburn Concert Series will present a Star Spangled Celebration, July 6 at 7 p.m., at Hillside Park, Broadlands. The event will feature John McCutcheon, a four-time Grammy nominee, singer, storyteller, master musician on fiddle, guitar, hammer dulcimer, banjo, and piano. Call 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org for more information.

SUNDAY/JULY 7

Enjoy the vibrant colors of artist Betty Ganley at the Manor House and the mixed media exhibit of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters at the Horticulture Center from July 3-Aug. 30. July 7, 1-3 p.m., free.

The Orioles. Doo-wop pioneers from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

TUESDAY/JULY 9

Wolf Trap Farm Park’s Children’s Theatre in the Woods program will present Anansegromma of Ghana in "Ananse Knows Best," Tuesday-Saturday, July 9-13, at 10 a.m., and Cantare in "A Musical Journey to Latin America" at 11:15 a.m. at the Meadow Pavilion at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are required for adults and children 3 and up and cost $4 each, or $6 for both shows. Tickets may be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500, online at www.wolftrap.org or at the Filene Center Box Office.

SATURDAY/JULY 13

"The Gilded Cage: Views of American Women, 1873-1921," featuring the works of John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Edmund Tarbell and Childe Hassam, will be on display at the Corcoran Galley of Art through Aug. 27. Located at New York Avenue and 17th Street Northwest. Admission is $5/adults, $8/families, $3/seniors and members, and $1/students. Call 202-639-1700 for more information.

SUNDAY/ JULY 14

Ageless and Regal Lavender. Lavender's soothing scent has been used for centuries to ease headaches and lift spirits. Discover its fragrant, culinary and medicinal uses and maybe you will include this sturdy herb in your landscape. 1-3 p.m. A full English tea follows. Manor House Tea Program is by reservation only and requires a $20 per person nonrefundable prepayment. Checks should be made payable to FCPA. Visa or Mastercard accepted. Call the Manor House at 703-941-7987 for more information or to make a reservation.

Seldom Scene. Bluegrass band. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

SATURDAY/JULY 20

"The President’s Own" Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert, July 20 at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Harris Theater in Fairfax. No reservations or tickets are required. Call 202-433-4011 for information or 703-993-1000 for directions.

SUNDAY/JULY 21

Tisanes and Other Beverages for Those Hot Summer Days. Join us as we sample unique flavors that provide us with healthy quenching alternatives. 1-3 p.m. A full English tea follows. Manor House Tea Program is by reservation only and requires a $20 per person nonrefundable prepayment. Checks should be made payable to FCPA. Visa or Mastercard accepted. Call the Manor House at 703-941-7987 for more information or to make a reservation.

John McCutcheon. Folk musician with five Grammy nominations. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

SATURDAY/JULY 27

Beatrix Potter's Birthday. Learn about Beatrix Potter, world-renowned author and illustrator. Look for Peter Rabbit in the vegetable garden and join in a special birthday tea in the Manor House. 1-3 p.m. Family Tea Programs are by reservation only and require a $20 nonrefundable pre-payment to FCPA. Ages 5-12. No strollers. For reservations, call 703-941-7987.

SUNDAY/JULY 28

Faeries in the Garden. Accompany your child on a hunt for flower faeries in the enchanted gardens of Green Spring. Tea follows in the Manor House. 1-3 p.m. Family Tea Programs are by reservation only and require a $20 nonrefundable prepayment to FCPA. Ages 5-12. No strollers. For reservations, call 703-941-7987.

The Carters. Quality bluegrass from a family band. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

SUNDAY/AUGUST 4

Hill Billy IDOL. Rollicking, up-tempo band playing everything from Louisiana zydeco music to bluegrass. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

SATURDAY/AUG. 10

"The President’s Own" Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Harris Theater in Fairfax. No reservations or tickets are required. Call 202-433-4011 for information or 703-993-1000 for directions.

SUNDAY/AUGUST 11

Pan Masters Caribbean. Steel band music and dance from the islands. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

SUNDAY/AUGUST 25

Orquesta La Romana. The Washington metro area's best salsa band. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown historic Leesburg. Admission is $5 per person. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For information, call Bluemont at 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.