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To have community events listed free in the McLean Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Mary Anne Weber at mclean@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

To have community events listed free in the Great Falls Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Mary Anne Weber at greatfalls@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

To have community events listed free in the Vienna Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Mary Anne Weber at vienna@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

<cal1>ONGOING

<cal2>Toastmasters International, McLean Chapter, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Dolley Madison Library. Join them to work on improving your communication skills, to become more effective in meetings and to convey your message more concisely. Contact Connie Rader, vice president of membership, at 703-356-5374 or e-mail her at cbrader@aol.com.

The Vienna Toastmasters meet twice a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. The meetings for the month of November are scheduled for Nov. 13 and 20. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their communication skills. For more information call Valerie Hall at 703-426-8073.

The Club Phoenix Teen Center will hold contests and tournaments for middle-school students on Fridays at 4 p.m. The Club is located in the Vienna Community Center. Call 703-255-6360.

Walking group for adults 50 and over, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, will meet on Mondays and Fridays until Nov. 15, from 10-11 a.m. Enjoy local trails, scenic paths and parks in the area. The fee of $5 for town residents and $8 for out-of-town residents covers the cost of a guide and written materials related to walking tips, places to walk, trail maps and more. Advance registration required. Call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

The Crescent Model Railroaders will be hosting a series of model railroading workshops. Techniques for basic scenery, detailing and wiring will be demonstrated. The workshops are free and open to the public. The workshops are being held at 2 p.m. the first Sunday of every month from October 2002 through March 2003 at Granddad's Hobby Shop, located at 5260A Port Royal Road in Springfield. Visit the club's Web site, www.hirail.org, or call 703-426-0700.

Wednesday Evening Walkers group will meet each Wednesday until Nov. 27, from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The three-mile walking route includes a short stretch of the W&OD Trail and the nature preserve behind Navy Federal Credit Union. Free. Advance registration is required. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Contests and Tournaments for Middle School students will be held at Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center at 120 Cherry St. S.E., on Fridays at 4 p.m. Call 703-255-6360.

The Great Falls Women's Club offers bridge lessons, a knitters and crocheters group, a tennis group, and a book discussion group. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend any of these activities. Membership is open to all residents of Fairfax County. Call Karen Magley at 703-430-8488.

"A Philosophy of Life: A Continuing Dialogue," a monthly adult education class facilitated by Jone Johnson Lewis, leader of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society, will be held at Patrick Henry Library, located at 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Class is based on Felix Adler's outline of 10 "great ideas" of ethical culture. Classes will be held Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. Call J.J. Lewis at 703-378-0570 or NoVES at 703-437-3161.

The Newcomers Club of Vienna has three non-smoking bridge events each month: a party bridge held on the first Tuesday of the month and duplicate bridge on the third and fourth Wednesday of every month. All bridge events are at the Marco Polo Restaurant in Vienna. For reservations, call 703-281-4811 or 703-938-3505.

Jazzercize classes are now being held at St Francis Episcopal Church, located at 9220 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The 65-70 minutes class includes a warm-up, aerobic segment, muscle toning and flexibility exercises, and a cool-down. Call instructor Liz Needham at 703-450-0553.

The Fairfax Jubil-Aires, members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Visitors are always welcome. For information on membership, call 703-968-4292. For information on performance, call Mike Huddleston at 703-228-3250 or at 703-968-0263 or visit www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

"Girlspeak," a program to help girls 11-13 handle the challenges of adolescence, will be held each Saturday, Oct. 19-Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The program is aimed to help girls avoid the common problems they face during their teen-age years by building confidence and assertiveness. The cost is $30 per person, and advance registration is required. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Club Phoenix Teen Center at the Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and ping pong tables and much more for Vienna-area middle-school students to enjoy. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Access Services, the Library Branch that serves individuals with disabilities, is sponsoring a new support group for seniors and people with low vision, at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The VIP (Visually Impaired Person) Vienna Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

Colvin Run General Store in Great Falls invites you daily, except Tuesdays, to shop where your grandparents might have. Visit this restored building with fixtures from 100 years ago and browse through the old-fashioned merchandise. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-759-3403.

Nature Escapes take place every day, except Tuesdays, from 12-5 p.m., at Riverbend Visitor Center, Great Falls. Activities include crafts, exhibits and animal watching. Each month features a different theme. Call 703-759-9018.

The History of Great Falls is presented every day all through the day at the auditorium at the Great Falls Visitor Center. The program features a 10-minute slide show introducing 11,000 years of history of Great Falls.

Ranger talks take place daily and on the weekends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Overlook 2, Great Falls Park. Join a ranger to learn more about Great Falls Park and the Potomac River.

The Children's Area is open daily for children to check out seasonal exhibits and activities at Great Falls Park. Children 7-12 are welcome to participate in the Junior Ranger Program and explore the park on their own.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/NOV. 6

<cal2>Native American flute music will be brought to Wolf Trap by Robert Mirabal on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Barns Box Office at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or online at www. wolftrap.org. For information, call 703-938-2404.

“Away We Go,” stories and activities about things that go, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Children 3-5 with adults are invited.

“Let’s Say Thank You,” stories and activities for all ages, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will hold a breakfast meeting with small-business owners on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7:30-8:45 a.m., at the Tysons Corner Marriott. Dr. Roger Stough, director of the Center for Regional Analysis and the Transportation and Aviation Policy Programs, and associate director of the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University, will address how elections will affect the economy in Northern Virginia. The cost is $15 for NFIB members and $20 for nonmembers.

McLean Newcomers Club will hold a coffee on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m.. at a private residence McLean Newcomers hosts a variety of

tours, luncheons, special events, foreign language conversation groups, book clubs and other fun activities. The club is open to anyone in the McLean/Great Falls area.

Call 703-442-8114 or 703-790-5451 for more information.

David Baldacci, author of the book “Christmas Train,” will have a book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., at Books-a-Million, located at 2924 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton. Baldacci will sign this book or any of his others that people may bring in. For more information, call 703-281-0820.

<cal1>THURSDAY/NOV. 7

<cal2>“Folk Favorites,” performed by Steve Forbert with special guests Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap. From delicate, acoustic strains through full-bore numbers, Forbert covers the spectrum between folk and rock. Tickets are $18. Tickets can be purchased at the Barns Box Office at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or online at www. wolftrap.org. For information, call 703-938-2404.

“Let’s Say Thank You,” stories and activities for all ages, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405.

The Jerry Bresee Trio, a jazz and blues influenced songwriter with “industrial strength-guitar” and voice of everyday life, will perform on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7-9 p.m., at the Chesterbrook Plaza, 6214 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. Call 703-241-9482, or visit www.shenandoahacoustics.com/jbresee.

Residents new to the greater Northern Virginia area and members of the Welcome Club of Northern Virginia are invited to attend a luncheon at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston. The program includes an auction, boutique and bake sale. Contact 703-281-2236 for reservations or more information.

<cal1>FRIDAY/NOV. 8

<cal2>American Brass Quintet will perform as part of Wolf Trap’s Discovery Series on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.. at Wolf Trap. The quintet’s performance comprises a rarely matched style and virtuosity. Tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Barns Box Office at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500 or online at www. wolftrap.org. For information, call 703-938-2404.

The Newcomers of Great Falls’ November tour will visit the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, Nov. 8. The guided tour will focus on architecture and art, and there will be time to visit the gift shops after the tour. The bus will then take participants to Old Angler's Inn in Potomac, Md., for lunch. The cost is $28 per person and includes the tour and transportation. New and not-new residents of the Great Falls area are invited. Reservations must be made by Oct. 28. For more information, contact Nancy Needleman at 703-759-5106.

A trip to Hawk Mountain will take place on Friday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult participants will meet at the Riverbend Visitors Center, Great Falls, to go to Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania, one of the premier migration spots in the East. The trip will feature eagles, buteos and accipiters as they travel south. There will also be a short hike on the mountain. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch, binoculars and a cushion or blanket to sit on. The cost is $15, and reservations are required by Nov. 1. Call 703-759-9018.

Kate Campbell will perform in concert at Jammin' Java at 231 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Since making her debut in 1995, the Mississippi singer has recorded several CDs including her latest, “Monuments,” which was released in October. For more information, call 703-255-1566.

<cal1>SATURDAY/NOV. 9

<cal2>The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Bazaar will be held at the fire hall, located at 400 Center St. in Vienna. Gifts, decorations and baked goods will be available for purchase. Lunch will be available. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the Fire Department. Call 703-818-0555.

"Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce" seminar will be held by The Women's Center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road. A practicing attorney will explain the legal process and the rights and responsibilities of parties during separation and divorce. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Call 703-282-2657.

The Vienna Women's Club will hold its 42nd Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. Approximately 75 crafters will present holiday gifts and decorations, including hand-sewn items and baked goods. Admission is free, and limited bazaar space is still available. Call 703-573-3926.

Historic Vienna Inc. will host silhouette artist Ann Woodward on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 12-4 p.m., at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. N.E, Vienna. Two silhouettes cut from black paper will cost $22. A portion of the proceeds goes to Historic Vienna Inc. For reservations, call 703-938-5187.

Charles Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Ham-Turkey Dinner and Mini Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost for the home-cooked, family-style dinner is $12 for adults and $5 for children between 6 and 12. Gift items will be available in the church lobby. The church is located at 6817 Dean Drive in McLean. Call 703-356-6336 for reservations before Wednesday, Nov. 6

“A Personal Look at the Political Climate of South Asia.” Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will welcome Indira Mansingh, wife of Lalit Mansingh, India's ambassador to the United States, to its meeting on Nov. 9. Before her husband's ambassadorship, Ms. Mansingh was the executive vice president of News Television (India) Ltd. and was in charge of the Star news channel and news and current affairs programs at Star Plus. She will speak about India and the current political concerns of the region.  The meeting will be held at noon at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean.  Light refreshments will be served, followed by business session and speaker.  For Freedom Hill membership information, call 703-356-2370 or view the Web site at www.erols.com/denwards.

“A Revolution in African Music” with Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Barns of Wolf Trap. Mapfumo will bring Zimbabwean music, a style known as “Chimurenga” (which means “music of struggle” and was influenced by the fight for Zimbabwe’s liberation) to the barns. Tickets are $18.

“Toddler Time: Color Magic” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10-10:45 a.m., at Riverbend Nature Center. Toddlers between the ages of 2 and 3 can learn about wild critters through finger plays, songs, movement, games and stories. The event includes indoor and outdoor activities. The cost is $5 per child, and reservations are required. Call 703-759-9018.

The 26th Annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at The McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A group of more than 60 antique dealers will participate, and the sale features antiques from around the world, including American, English and European offerings. Admission is $6 and is valid for Nov. 9 and 10. Call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

A pottery show and sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Bowman House Arts and Crafts Center, 211 Center St. S., in Vienna. The show will feature both hand-built and wheel-thrown items crafted by students and teachers in the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's pottery program. Call 703-255-6360.

Baby-sitting fundamentals for boys and girls 12 and older will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S. E. Participants will learn how to care for young children, including bathing, diapering, games and activities, basic first aid and more. The fee of $30 per person includes a manual and certificate on completion. Students should bring a bag lunch and a doll. Registration is required. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>SUNDAY/NOV. 10

<cal2>The 250-voice New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra will present the world premiere of Washington composer/conductor Thomas Beveridge’s “Symphony of Peace” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m., at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. The concert hall is on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The concert is 70 minutes long and includes a large chorus, soloists and a full orchestra. It is based on biblical texts pertaining to peace in the world. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. For ticket purchase, call 703-442-9404 or visit www.newdominion.org.

Historic Vienna Inc. will host silhouette artist Ann Woodward on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1-5 p.m., at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. N.E, Vienna. Two silhouettes cut from black paper will cost $22. A portion of the proceeds goes to Historic Vienna Inc. For reservations, call 703-938-5187.

The 26th Annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at The McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A group of more than 60 antique dealers will participate, and the sale features antiques from around the world, including American, English and European offerings. Admission is $6 and is valid for Nov. 9 and 10. Call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

<cal1>TUESDAY/NOV. 12

<cal2>The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan group encouraging active and informed participation in government, will hold a meeting at the McLean Community Center at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 12. Meetings are free, guests are welcome, no registration required. Call 703-658-9150, or visit www.lwv-fairfax.org for further information and other meeting locations.

Newcomers of Great Falls will have an evening gathering on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the eCitie Restaurant & Bar in Tysons Corner. The cost is $34 per person. New and established residents in the Great Falls area are invited to attend. For more information and to reserve a space, contact 703-757-1817. Reservations must be made no later than Nov. 8.

“Society’s Child,” Janis Ian, will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Barns of Wolf trap. Ian’s songs reflect her opinion on social issues in her music. Tickets are $20.

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will hold its general membership meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., at The Grange, 9819 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. Representatives of the Office of Site Development Services (OSD) of the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) will give a presentation about OSD's functions and responsibilities. All residents of the Great Falls area are invited.

The annual meeting of the Oakton Mill Estates Homeowners Association will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the auditorium at the Oakton Elementary School, Chain Bridge Road, Oakton.

Residents of Oakton Mill Estates are invited to attend.

“Caring for Your Newborn,” a free program for expectant parents, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S. E. Participants will receive information on choosing a pediatrician, preparing the nursery, what to expect the first few days, nutrition, bonding with your infant, clothing, bathing and more. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/NOV. 13

<cal2>Personalized Internet tutoring will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean. Call 703-356-0770 for an appointment.

“Turkey Tales,” Thanksgiving stories and activities, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean. Children 2-3 with adults are invited. Call 703-356-0770.

Sports Therapy Inc. will hold a health fair on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at 6848 Elm St., McLean. The fair offers free blood pressure screenings, body-fat analysis, postural assessments, nutrition and fitness information. Flu shots and dermascan are available at no cost. Call STS at 703-442-0748.

"A Foreign Affair" and "Mas Cosas Norte" will combine an array of international gifts, home accessories and jewelry for sale on Nov. 13 from 3-8 p.m., and on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The show will take place at the Vale School House, corner of Fox Mill and Vale roads, Oakton.

Great Falls Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., at 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The program will be on the Battle of Chantilly, "A Monumental Storm." The public is welcome. Contact 703-759-2352 for more information.

“Preschool Story Time: Gobbling Gobblers” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 10-10:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m., at Riverbend Nature Center. Children 3-5 are invited to listen to a story and make their own craft. The cost is $3 per child with adult, and reservations are required. Call 703-759-9018.

Curtis Stigers will perform a blend of jazz and popular music on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., at the Wolf Trap Barns. Stigers, a singer and saxophone player, is currently finishing a tour of the UK and has just released his new album, “Secret Heart.” Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at The Barns Box Office located at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or by visiting www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call 703-938-2404.

Crate and Barrel and Life with Cancer will hold a private shopping event on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6-9 p.m., at Crate and Barrel, Tysons Corner, 1800 International Drive, McLean. A $20 donation to Life with Cancer includes admission for one, a raffle ticket and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. Send checks to Life with Cancer, 2832 Juniper St., Fairfax, VA 22031, or pay by Mastercard or Visa by calling 703-204-3361. Crate and Barrel will donate 10 percent of all purchases to Life with Cancer.

<cal1>THURSDAY/NOV. 14

<cal2>"Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce" seminar, in which financial adviser Aubrey Ann Smith reveals how to protect income tax status, assets holdings and long-term financial security. The program will run from 7-10 p.m. at the Women's Center, located at 133 Park St. N.E., in Vienna. The cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Call 703-282-2657.

"Job Hunters' Forum: Informal Networking and Guidance," a program sponsored by the Women's Center to provide support and information for job hunters. Kelleen Griffin, M.B.A., M.A., a counselor, will lead the group from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Women's Center, located at 133 Park St. N.E. in Vienna. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 703-281-2657.

The Newcomers Club of Vienna and Friends, a women’s social club, will hold its next luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 12 p.m., at the Marco Polo restaurant in Vienna. An annual fund-raising will take place 9:30 a.m. The auction will feature arts and crafts and home-baked goodies. For information and reservations, call 703-281-4811 or 703-938-3505.

“Falling Leaves” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Children 2-5 with an adult are invited for a celebration of autumn with stories and activities. Call 703-757-8560.

The Michelle Swan Trio will perform on

Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m., at the Chesterbrook Plaza, 6214 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. The acoustic folk singer’s music reflects sentiments and circumstances familiar to all. Call 703-241-9482, or visit www.michelleswan.com.

The Iguanas will perform on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., at the Barns of Wolf Trap. With a palette of Tex-Mex, R&B and salsa, the Iguanas create a distinctive and popular sound. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at The Barns Box Office located at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or by visiting www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call 703-938-2404.

Newcomers of Great Falls will hold a November coffee for prospective members on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m., at a member's home. This introductory coffee will provide information about the club as well as a chance to meet other new residents of Great Falls. Contact Christine at 703-757-2210.

<cal1>FRIDAY/NOV. 15

<cal2>“The Lunch Pack” will meet on Friday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Children 2-6 with an adult are invited to bring their lunch and listen to stories. Call 703-356-0770.

Charity Citrus Fruit Sale at American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Friday hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday hours, 8 a.m.-noon. Proceeds support local community youth, patriotic and veteran activities. Ruby red grapefruit and navel oranges are featured. Visit Web site www.mcleanpost270.org, or call 703-356-8259 for additional details.

Pianist Kristen Nakagawa will perform on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center. The Community Center is located on 1234 Ingleside Road, McLean.

“Riverside Campfire: The Night Sky” will be presented on Friday, Nov. 15, from 6-7 p.m., at the Riverbend Visitors Center, Great Falls. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the night sky as they search for stars, moons and planets. S’mores will be provided. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight. The cost is $2 per person, and children 2 years and under are free. Call 703-759-9018.

The Iguanas will perform on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., at the Barns of Wolf Trap. With a palette of Tex-Mex, R&B and salsa, the Iguanas create a distinctive and popular sound. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at The Barns Box Office located at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna; by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500; or by visiting www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call 703-938-2404.

Dance for teens will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, from 6-10 p.m., at Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S. E. Area middle-school students are invited, and admission is $3. Call 703-255-6360. Club Phoenix features a big screen TV, jukebox, Dreamcast and more. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m.

<cal1>SATURDAY/NOVEMBER 16

<cal2>Mill Run Dulcimer Band at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 7-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening in the barn as the band ends the concert season with old-time music and folk tunes. Free. Donations accepted.

"Careers in Education and Teaching," a panel of educational specialists held at the ManTech International, 12015 Lee Jackson Highway in Fairfax from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 703-281-2657.

“Fight the Flu” on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Shots are $20 without Medicare Part B, and recipients must be 18 or older. Pneumonia shots are $25, and recipients must be 65 or older. Call 877-895-5284.

Amanda McBroom will be at the Barns of Wolf Trap for an evening of cabaret on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Joel Silberman. Unlike most cabaret singers who rely on a list of old standards, McBroom has made her mark also as an accomplished songwriter. Tickets are $25.

Brio Play Day will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Once Upon A Time, 120 Church St. N.E., Vienna. Children are invited to discover trains with tracks, bridges, tunnels and more. A Brio representative will be in attendance to answer questions and give suggestions. Refreshments will be served. Call 703-255-3285.

The McLean AARP will meet on Saturday, Nov. 16, at noon at the McLean Community Center. Former Staff Sgt. Michael N. Ingrisano, a World War II veteran, will assist the McLean AARP in a tradition of honoring American service veterans during November's Armistice Week. All interested parties are invited to bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert are provided. Admission is free.

The Colvin Run Citizens Association will present ballroom dancing with the big-band sound of Colvin Run Dance Band on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 p.m.-midnight, at Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The cost is $12 per person. Call 703-430-3342.

<cal1>SUNDAY/NOV. 17

<cal2>The Harry Connick Jr. Children’s Tour will come to the Barns of Wolf trap on Sunday, Nov. 17. Two 1-hour shows will take place at noon and 2:30 p.m. Connick will perform songs from “The Sound of Music,” “Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” and “Mary Poppins.” He will be backed by a small group of musicians from his big band. Part of the proceeds will go to the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C. There is a four-ticket limit, and each pair of adults must be accompanied by at least one child 16 or younger. Tickets are $25 and available for sale starting Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Filene Center Box Office located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, or by calling Tickets.com at 703-218-6500. For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1860.