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“Southwestern Expressions,” featuring artist Bev Nickens, will be on display July 2-August 10 at the Vienna Arts Society Gallery, 513 Maple Avenue, Vienna, in the Village Green Shopping Center. Call 703-319-3971.

WEDNESDAY/JUNE 26

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.

The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 26. Those wishing to speak during the citizen comment portion of the regular meeting are asked to call 703-790-0123 to be placed on the schedule.

THURSDAY/JUNE 27

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. 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. 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. Call703-241-9482.

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. 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.

Storytime Picnic. Stories and activities. Bring your lunch. 11:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 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 or visit ww.vtrcc.org.

Swing Shift, a dance band, will appear in concert at Nottoway Park in Vienna at 7:30 p.m. Swing Shift is a 17-piece band offering a variety of music. Nottoway Park is located at 9601 Courthouse Rd. For park information, call 703-938-7532; for cancellation information, call 703-971-6262.

“Thrilling Summer Seafood Grilling,” a dinnertime demonstration and tasting sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Fresh Fields Whole Foods Market, 143 Maple Ave., E. The fee is $12 per person and advance registration is required. Call 703-255-6360.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

New York singer-songwriter Sam Shaber will perform songs from her upcoming release, “80 Numbered Streets,” at Jammin’ Java at 8 p.m. Rose Polenzani headlines. Jammin Java is located at 231 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Admission is $10.

SATURDAY/JUNE 29

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.

McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will be collecting used books, records, CD’s, tapes, videos and software at the SunTrust Bank at 515 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 703-759-4500.

Falls Walk. A visit to the park just wouldn’t be complete without this 30-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. 1-1:30 p.m. at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Great Falls.

Woodpeckers. Explore the exciting world of woodpeckers. 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. 2-3 p.m. at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Great Falls.

Vienna Saturday Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon in the Town Hall parking lot. Fresh veggies available, along with fresh-cut flowers, coffee and baked goods. At 127 Center St. S. in Vienna. Call Karyn at 703-243-4145.

Second Annual Jaycees Summer Picnic. Hosted by John and Laura Scheib from noon-4 p.m. Call the Scheibs at 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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oakton United Methodist Church, 2951 Chain Bridge Road. Learn how to refocus and revitalize your marriage. The cost is $35 for Women’s Center members and $45 for nonmembers. Call 703 281-2657.

First Annual Park Cleanup and Barbecue, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and the Friends of Riverbend Park, will take place from 8 a.m.-noon at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Help clean up the park. Guided hikes. Barbecue is $10. Call 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, 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. Call 703-759-4500.

SUNDAY/JUNE 30

Salon Cielo in the Tysons II Galleria will hold a cut-a-thon, Sunday, June 30, from 9 a.m.-noon, for Ashley Dubey, 5, of Centreville. Her mother, Seema Dubey, has been a hairdresser at the salon for eight years, and the funds raised will go toward Ashley’s medical care. The little girl was struck, May 2, by a hit-and-run driver and sustained a severe head injury. She will need extensive rehabilitation to try to regain movement in her right arm and right leg and is now in a rehabilitation hospital in Charlottesville. Salon Cielo is on the first floor of the mall, in front of Legal Seafood.

Falls Walk. A visit to the park just wouldn’t be complete without this 30-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. 1-1:30 p.m. at Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Great Falls.

Historic Tour of Matildaville. Join a park ranger and resident Matildaville history expert Betty Burchell for an easy 1 1/2-hour stroll through the ruins of the historic town at Great Falls Park, located at 9200 Old Dominion Drive, Great Falls. Learn about the people who lived on the banks of the Patowmack Canal. Discover how their lives and their town relied solely on the success of the canal, and how it all came to an end. Tour will begin at the Visitor Center. Dress for the weather. Program is free. Call 703-285-2966 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Matt Nathanson will perform acoustic pop at Jammin’ Java, located at 231 Maple Avenue E. in Vienna, on Sunday, June 30. $8. Call 703-255-1566.

MONDAY/JULY 1

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. Ages 1-5 with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

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 11:30 a.m. For advance registration, call Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360. Free.

TUESDAY/JULY 2

Animal Ambassadors presents some of the world’s most unpopular animals, including tarantulas, scorpions and giant millipedes 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. Ages 6-12. Call 703-757-8560 to register

WEDNESDAY/JULY 3

Uprooted Tour. Celtic rock bands Great Big Sea, Seven Nations and the Young Dubliners will be at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, Vienna, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

The Kings Park Concert Band, under the direction of John Pickerel, will present a selection of classical, contemporary and patriotic band music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, at Kings Park, on Kings Park Drive in Burke. Free.

The Great Falls Eucmencial Council will sponsor a free 5K Run/Walk at 7:15 a.m.. Gather at the First Union Bank on Walker Road, Great Falls for a great way to begin this festive day. Youth and adults of all ages welcome. Call Rev. Paul Gysan at 703-759-6068.

The Great Falls Ecumencial Council will sponsor a Blood Drive from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Great Falls United Methodist Church on Georgetown Pike. Donors draw a name of a person killed on 9/11 at the Pentagon and give in their memory. A special “United In Memory” pin given to donors which commemorates that event. Call Deeda at 703-759-4605.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

S.P.A.R.C. (Student Program of Arts and Recreation Combined) designed for sixth-graders combines recreational activities, arts and athletics building friendships and teamwork in a fun and positive environment. Located at the Vienna Community Center, from 6-8 p.m. For advance registration, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360. Free.

Wildflower Festival. Folk musician Judy Collins with special guests Arlo Guthrie, John Gorka and Natalie MacMaster will be at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, Vienna, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY/JULY 6

A Summer Night In Vienna. A Tribute to Katherine Graham. The National Symphony Orchestra led by conductor David Alan Miller and the Wolf Trap Opera Company will be at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, Vienna, 8:15 p.m.

SUNDAY/JULY 7

Salon Cielo in the Tysons II Galleria will hold a cut-a-thon, Sunday, July 7, from 9 a.m.-noon, for Ashley Dubey, 5, of Centreville. Her mother, Seema Dubey, has been a hairdresser at the salon for eight years, and the funds raised will go toward Ashley’s medical care. The little girl was struck, May 2, by a hit-and-run driver and sustained a severe head injury. She will need extensive rehabilitation to try to regain movement in her right arm and right leg and is now in a rehabilitation hospital in Charlottesville. Salon Cielo is on the first floor of the mall, in front of Legal Seafood.

The Beach Boys. Afternoon concert at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, Vienna, 2 p.m.

MONDAY/JULY 8

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. Ages 1-5 with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Library Boogie. Tom Knight presents interactive songs, music and puppets. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library. 2 p.m. Dolley Madison Library 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Shine on Children. Richard shine presents nursery rhymes and music. Tapes and CDs will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age birth-5 years. 7:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

Summer Musical Tickets go on sale for the Vienna Youth Players’ production of the musical play “How to Eat Like a Child (and Other Lesson in Not Being a Grown-up).” Tickets available at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. General admission: $8 and $7 for students and senior citizens (65 and older). Scheduled performances held at the community center on Aug. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

TUESDAY/JULY 9

Science to Amaze and Intrigue. The Maryland Science Center demonstrates experiments in sound, cold, heat and combustion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library. 2 p.m. Dolley Madison Library 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. McLean. Ages 6-12. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Sun Damage and Your Skin will be discussed at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 7:30 p.m. Presented by registered nurse, includes free dermascan (note: shows sun damage, not skin cancer). To register, call Inova at 703-204-3366.

Library Boogie. Tom Knight presents interactive songs, music and puppets. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library. 2 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

WEDNESDAY/JULY 10

Shine on Children. Richard Shine presents nursery rhymes and music at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 7:30 p.m. Tapes and CDs will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Preschool ages with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Vienna area senior citizens invited to have their blood pressure checked free of charge at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Members of The Medical Team available from 10 to 11 a.m. to check your blood pressure. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

THURSDAY/JULY 11

Shine on Children. Richard Shine presents nursery rhymes and music. Tapes and CDs will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. 2 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Ages birth-5 years. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Storytime Picnic. Stories and activities. Bring your lunch. 11:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

Dulcie Taylor Trio, featuring acoustic music blending folk, rock, country, and bluegrass, will perform at Starbuck’s Coffee, located at 6214 Old Dominion Drive in McLean from 7-9 p.m. Call 703/241-9482.

SATURDAY/JULY 13

Dog Park Opens. Vienna Dog Park will have its grand opening at 9 a.m. located at Moorefield Park on Courthouse Road, S.W., just off Nutley Street and adjacent to Fairfax County’ s Nottoway Park. The park includes an enclosed dog exercise area including benches, “doggie bag” dispensers and waste receptacles and a source of water. Town of Vienna dog licenses will be sold at the park on opening day; brind the dog’s rabies certificate and spay/neuter certificate. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Family Inline Skating day for kids and their parents held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Two concurrent skating lessons offered, one for adults and one for children, with all the participants brought together for a group skate at the end of the day. Cost: $50 per person with discounts for additional family members. Equipment rental available for $10. Advance registration required. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

The Airmen of Note, the Premier Jazz Ensemble of the United States Air Force presents the Lubber Run Park summer concert at the Lubber Run Amphitheater at North Second and North Columbus Streets, Arlington, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Free. No tickets required. Concert subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Call the United States Air Force Band’s Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.bolling.af.mil/band.

SUNDAY/JULY 14

Five-time Grammy Award Nominees Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer will open McLean Central Park’s new Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park series on Sunday, July 14. A Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for a newly installed gazebo, which was funded through the efforts of the Friends of McLean Central Park, will be held before the concert. Activities for families, such as a train ride, a moon bounce, face painting and a juggler, will take place from 1-4 p.m. WRC-TV meteorologist (and McLean resident) Bob Ryan will host the celebration. The park can be accessed through the parking lots of the Dolley Madison Library (1244 Oak Ridge Ave.) or the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave.).

The Friends of McLean Central Park and Fairfax County Park Authority hosts a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the new gazebo. Held at the McLean Central Park. Activities include a train ride, face painting, moon bounce and juggler from 1 to 4 p.m. The ribbon cuttingg begins at 2:30 p.m. hosted by Bob Ryan, WRC-TV 4 Meterorologist. A performance by Grammy Award Nominees Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer follows at 3 p.m., marking the first of five Summer Concerts. This event is sponsored by Cox Communications, McLean Central Park and Friends of McLean Central Park and supported by donations from McEnearney Associates Realtors and signs by Tommorrow and Weichert Realtors. Call the McLean Community Center at 703-790-0123.

MONDAY/JULY 15

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. Ages 1-5 with adult. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Book Discussion. 6:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. No registration necessary.

TUESDAY/JULY 16

Book Discussion Group will be held at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 10:30 a.m. Ask at the Information Desk for this month’s title. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Last Paradise on Earth. Animal Ambassadors presents creatures from tropical rain forests: parrots, insects and a boa constrictor. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. 2 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

WEDNESDAY/JULY 17

Splish Splash! Bathtime stories and activities. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. McLean. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

THURSDAY/JULY 18

American Mosaic. Joan Leotta pieces together stories from the many cultures that make up America. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. McLean. Ages 6-12. Call to register: 703-356-0770.

Joan Leotta pieces together stories from the many cultures that make up America at Great Falls Library, located at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. School Ages 6-12. 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 703-938-0405 to register.

Singer/songwriters Jennifer Agner and Christina Muir will perform at Starbuck’s Coffee, located at 6214 Old Dominion Drive in McLean from 7-9 p.m. Call 703/241-9482.

The Great Falls Art Center holds its monthly Fine Art Series at the Walker Road studio in Great Falls. The program shows the roots of Modern Painting which took place in the 19th century. The painters that will be discussed are: Camille Corot, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne. The evening starts with food and beverages at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5 for GFAC member and for others $15 at the door. To make reservations or for more information call 703-759-3867.

FRIDAY/JULY 19

Antonio Sacre. Bring the Cuban culture alive with these award-winning bilingual stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, located at 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register. 2 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

SATURDAY/JULY 20

Nothern Virginia-based quartet Eddie from Ohio will headline at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center on Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m. Joining EFO will be Mary Chapin Carpenter Band Members Jon Carroll and John Jennings. Call PROTIX at 703-218-6500.