Summit Bell Choir Concert. Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, will host a free, 45 minute concert of the Summit Bell Choir from Akron, Ohio following the 6:30 p.m. service.
Blueberry Hill Co-housing Open House. Learn about a modern version of an old-fashioned village, with no cars and a commitment to being friendly neighbors. 1 p.m. Free, reservation required. Call 703-759-9501 for more information or visit www.blueberryhill.org.
Wynton Marsalis Septet. Special guest Brad Mehldau Trio. Finale to the Jazz and Blues Festival. Wolf Trap 7 p.m.
Books: The Magic Is Real. Magician Joe Romano brings magic to your favorite stories. Sponsored by the Washington Redskins Leadership Council. 2 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Ages 6-12. Call to register: 703-356-0770.
Preschool Storytime will be held at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 10:30 a.m. Share stories, songs and fun. Age 1-5 with adult. Call to register: 703-757-8560.
Silly Socks Puppet Theatre will present “Three Billy Goats Gruff” at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library for Family. Call 703-757-8560 to register.
Crazy Clothes. Get dressed for fun stories and activities. 10:30 a.m. at Dolley Madison Library, located at 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. McLean. Ages 3-5 with adult. Call 703-356-0770 to register.
The “55 Alive Mature Driving Program” sponsored by AARP, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The course will cover the effects of aging and medications on driving, basic driving rules, license renewal, local traffic hazards, adverse road conditions and accident-prevention measures. Graduates of the course could receive a discount on their car insurance. The cost for the course is $10 per person, and advance registration is required. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.
Magic Show for Children, the “Magic of Speed & Thro,” 2 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Magic duo combines magic, humor and fun. Admission $4; free for children 1 and under. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.
Nottoway Nights Summer Concert Series. 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Swing and jazz band Swing Shift plays Big Band tunes. For more information, call 703-698-9395.
Andie Perkins, the D.C.-based singer/songwriter with memorable pop/alternative songs and a heartfelt down-to-earth delivery will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Chesterbrook Plaza Starbucks, 6214 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. 703-241-9482.
The Vienna Book Club daytime group will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss “Five Sisters: The Langhornes of Virginia” by James Fox. All books are provided with advance reservations through the Patrick Henry Library. For more information, call Karen O’Meara at 703-938-0405.
June Bugs: Insect and Spider Stories and Activities will be held at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 2 p.m. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register
Storytime Picnic. Stories and activities. Bring your lunch. 11:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register: 703-938-0405.
Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce evening mixer at Residence Inn by Marriott, 8400 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring a guest. Call 703-281-1333 for reservations or more information or visit ww.vtrcc.org.
Friday, June 28
New York singer-songwriter Sam Shaber will perform songs from her upcoming release, Eighty Numbered Streets, at Jammin’ Java at 8 p.m. Rose Polenzani headlines. Jammin Java is located at 231 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. For more information call (703)255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Admission is $10.
Personalized Internet Tutoring will be held at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn how to use the Web or increase your skills. Call 703-757-8560 to make an appointment
McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will be collecting used books, records, CD’s, tapes, videos and software at the Sun Trust Bank at 515 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book questions? Call 703-356-7926.
Pet First-Aid Course. The staff of the Colvin Run Veterinary Clinic will conduct the course at 2 p.m. at 1203 Downey Drive, Vienna. Dr. Kim Schiller will teach the course and provide extensive insight in small animal first-aid techniques and emergency preparedness. Dr. Schiller has more than 15 years small animal emergency and critical care experience. He is certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as a Canine/Feline Specialist and is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (www.vin.com). The course is free of charge and open to the public but seating will be limited. Call for information or reservations at 703-759-4500.
Falls Walk. A visit to the park just wouldn’t be complete without this thirty-minute walk with a ranger to Overlook #2. Along the way you’ll explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the Visitor Center desk. 1 to 1:30 p.m. at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Great Falls.
Woodpeckers. Explore the exciting world of woodpeckers! Come and learn about the many species that live in Great Falls Park. A Park Ranger will lead you on a 1-hour hike through the woodlands in search of these fascinating birds. Learn more about their behaviors and habits as you explore their environment here at Great Falls Park. 2 to 3 p.m. at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Great Falls.
Vienna Saturday Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m. until noon in the Town Hall parking lot. Fresh veggies available, along with fresh cut flowers, coffee, and baked goods. At 127 Center Street South in Vienna, call Karyn at 703-243-4145 for more information.
2nd Annual Jaycees Summer Picnic. Hosted by John and Laura Scheib from noon-4 p.m. Call the Scheibs for location and information, 703-255-6865. Bring a dish to share or $5 to help cover costs. Show your croquet and badminton skills!
Energize Your Marriage, sponsored by the Women’s Center, will be held from 10am-1pm at Oakton United Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Rd. Learn how to refocus and revitalize your marriage. The cost is $35 for Women’s Center members and $45 for non-members. To register and for more info call 703 281-2657.
First Annual Park Cleanup and BBQ sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and the Friends of Riverbend Park, will take place from 8am-12pm at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Help cleanup the park, guided hikes, BBQ. BBQ is $10. Contact Jeannie McPherson at 703 354-5093.
The staff of the Colvin Run Veterinary Clinic, formerly the Reston-Great Falls Veterinary Clinic, will conduct a “Pet First Aid Course” on June 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. at 1203 Downey Drive in Vienna. The course is free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. For reservations or more information, call (703), 759-4500.
Why Good Wills Go Bad. Attorney David G. Hoffman discusses the Virginia will law and other such topics of how to prevent your will from going defunct. Located at the Vienna Community Center at 11:30am. For advance registration and more info call Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703 255-6360. Free.
Thursday, July 4
The Kings Park Concert Band, will present a selection band music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, at Kings Park, on Kings Park Drive in Burke, Virginia. Free.