Heart and Sole, a new senior adult program of exercises that can be done sitting or standing, will meet Friday through May 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Sample a class for a drop-in admission of $6. The program uses aerobics, strength training, stretching and balance with various props to increase range of motion and gently work muscles. For more information, call 703-255-6360.
Bring binoculars and watch the resident and migratory birds every Sunday, 8-10 a.m. at Great Falls Park. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard dressed for the weather, rain or shine.
Falls walk, every Saturday and Sunday for the month of April, 1-1:30 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Follow a ranger to Overlook 2 and explore the natural and cultural aspects of the park. Comfortable shoes advised. Meet at the Visitor Center desk.
"Personal Safety," the popular crime-prevention class for women, will be held in four parts on April 21, 23, 28 and 30, 7-10 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Learn risk reduction measures and self-defense techniques. The instructor will be Officer Virginia Palmore of the Vienna Police Department, a defensive tactics instructor. The cost for all four sessions is $5 for residents, $7.50 for non-residents, plus a $15 materials fee. Call 703-255-6360.
Junior Ranger Summer Camp at Great Falls Park. Four two-day sessions will be offered during June, July and August. Camp is free, but reservations are required. Space limited. Call 703-285-2965 for more information.
The Vale Arts Group presents the Spring Fine Art Exhibit at the historic Vale Schoolhouse, May 2, 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show includes original oils, watercolors, acrylics and ceramic art by 10 local area artists. The schoolhouse is located at the intersection of Vale and FoxMill Roads. Free admission. Call 703-860-1888.
The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's spring co-ed softball league for ages 18 and older begins play on April 27. Games will be played on Sundays at Vienna's Southside Park. A registration fee of $400 per team includes 14 regular season double header games, a post-season tournament, umpire fees, softballs and awards. 16 teams will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Call 703-255-6360.
Spring Break Fun Dayz, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Games, crafts, music and creative activities in a day camp environment. Morning snack provided; bring a lunch. Program runs until April 18. Children may sign up for one to all five days. Program costs $35 a day for McLean residents, $40 for non-residents. Call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org for information or to register.
<cal2>The Human Potential Program. Learn about the mind-body connection. At the PepperWolf Chiropractic Wellness Center, 2136-A Gallows Road, Tysons Corner. Reserve at 703-204-2320.
Growing & Changing: stories and activities, 10:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. All ages. Call 703-938-0405 for more information.
Day at the Casinos in Atlantic City. Sponsored by Vienna Parks and Recreation Department. Application deadline April 9. Charter bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. and return late that night. The cost is $35 for Town of Vienna residents and $44 for out-of-town participants. Includes transportation and casino package. Call 703-255-6360 for more information.
The Vienna Woman's Club will celebrate the installation of its officers for the year 2003 Wednesday, April 16 at Cafe Renaissance in Vienna. Membership is open to all area women. For information call Sylvia Davies at 703-938-1445. the new officers are president, Marilyn Hill; 1st vice president, Sandy O'Donnell; 2nd vice-president, Sylvia Davies; recording secretary, Dodi martin; corresponding secretary, Ellen Crouch and treasurer, mike Dinterman.
Kate Hanley will be the honored guest and speaker at the April 16th breakfast meeting of the Tysons Business & Professional Women's Club at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant International Drive in Tysons Corner at 7:15 a.m. Hanley, a well known and popular activist in Fairfax County civic affairs, is expected to be tossing her hat into the upcoming Congressional elections soon. Liz Simpson, President of TBPW, extends an invitation to the public to come and hear this energetic and excellent speaker discourse on the affairs of this county at the club's annual installation of officers. Paula Garner is the President-elect. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Advance reservations required. Contact: Liz Simpson 703 734-0342
<cal2>Third Thursday Showcase, hosted by David A. Alberding, featuring Lianna and David Morreale, 7-9 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee Shop, 6214 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. For more information, call 703-241-9482 or visit www.davidalberding.com.
Steven Key plays story-songs, 7-9 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee, 2924 Chainbridge Road, Oakton. For more information call 703-242-8244 or visit www.stevekey.com.
Vienna VIP, support group for people with vision loss, 10:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Adults. Call 703-938-0405 for more information.
"Saigon to Xuan Loc Railroad" presented by Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Guest speaker retired Col. John Mason featured at the Chapter 227 meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Neighbor's Restaurant, 262 D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna. Public invited to attend. For information, call 703-255-0353 or visit www.geocities.com/vva227.
"Midnight Madness" Spring Break Basketball for teens 13-18. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Register until 8 p.m. on game night. $10 per team. Call 703-255-6360.
Charity Citrus Fruit Sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., at American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Pink seedless grapefruit and Valencia oranges are featured. Visit www.mcleanpost270.org or call 703-356-8259 for more information.
<cal2>The Nighthawks perform energetic blues/rock at the Barns of Wolf Trap at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.Wolf Trap.
<cal2>Lucy Kaplansky performs at the Barns of Wolf Trap at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.Wolf Trap.
To dramatically improve any aspect of your life, participate in a two-day seminar of certified personal and professional coach Arzu Calis. During the weekend of April 19-20, at the Tysons Corner Marriott hotel, Calis will conduct a high-impact program, “Self Coaching for Success.” For details, advance registration and fee structure, call Arzu Calis at 703-904-7191 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Azalea Sale for the Rotary Club of Dunn Loring, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., in Business Bank parking lot on Route 7, Tysons Corner, across from the Westpark Hotel. Proceeds support Rotary gifts to PolioPlus, Pimmit Hills High School, Camelot School for the Hearing Impaired and others. To preorder, contact Eva Catlin at 703-242-1395 or email@example.com.
McLean Family Recreational Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the McLean Community Center. Match play starts at 10:30 a.m. at Lewinsville Park Tennis Courts, 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Finals will be played on McLean Day, Saturday, May 17. Entry fee is $25. Designed for 16 relative-and-child teams. Children must be 10-14, and adults must be 25 or older. One partner must be a resident of McLean Community Center's tax district (Dranesville Small District 1). Draw is limited to the first 16 eligible teams. Call 703-790-0123.
Matt Haimovitz and Itamar Golan bring Romantic salon music back to the salon. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $16 advance sale, $18 at the door. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
All Day T'ai Chi Practice, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at McLean Central Park, located behind Dolley Madison Library. All ages may experience the ancient art of slow, smooth movement and energy awareness for fun, health and stress reduction. No special clothing needed; may come and go at leisure. First timers welcome. For details and directions, please visit www.taichicenter.com or call 703-759-9141.
Snakes and Turtles, 2-3 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Meet some reptiles and learn about the habits and characteristics of snakes and turtles. Meet at the ranger program area near Overlook 2. Free. Reservation required. Call 703-285-2965.
Bunny Tales, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Arts and crafts, games, music and a storyteller will help children welcome springtime. Tickets are $5 for McLean residents, $7 for non-residents. To register or for more information, call 703-790-0123.
Ballroom Dancing with the Colvin Run Dance Band, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., at Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Admission is $12. Cha cha lesson at 8 p.m., $5. Benefits the Colvin Run Citizens' Association. Call 703-430-3342 with any questions.
Charity Citrus Fruit Sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Pink seedless grapefruit and Valencia oranges are featured. Visit www.mcleanpost270.org or call 703-356-8259 for more information.
<cal2>CD Release party for bluegrass artists Junior Barber and Gary Ferguson. 7-9:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Special guests Tom Gray, Dede Wyland, Sally Love. Admission $12. Call 703-255-1566
Wildflower Walk, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Join Professor Marion Lobstein to learn how to identify wildflowers and the role they play in the park ecosystem. Free. Reservation required. Call 703-285-2965.
What's Up with Our Water, 2-4 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Join a park ranger to investigate stream critters and their habitat in a small tributary of the Potomac. Learn about the health of the creeks and rivers within the neighboring watershed. Conditions may be wet and muddy. Free. Reservation required. Call 703-285-2965.
<cal2>Preschool Storytime. Share stories, songs and fun. 10:30 a.m. at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 1-5 with adult.
Book Discussion. "October Sky" by Homer Hickam, 7:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 for more information.
<cal2>"Behind the Scenes" tour of George C. Marshall's home, former Army chief of staff and author of the Marshall Plan. Special to the Newcomers of Great Falls. $15 per person. Reservations by April 10. Call Nan Needleman at 703-759-5106 to reserve a space.
Never Grow Old presents Kevin Bainum, manager of Vienna's Jewlery, Coins and More, 11 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church. After his speech, Bainum will estimate the value of items the audiences brings. Free. Luncheon to follow. Bring a side dish to share, if able. Call 703-938-8700 with questions.
<cal2>David Wilcox performs at the Barns of Wolf Trap at 8 p.m. He returns to the stage the following night at the same time. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.Wolf Trap.
Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Event features Katherine Campbell, executive director of the Association of Volunteer Administrators. Over 175 group and individual nominees will be honored. For an invitation, contact Volunteer Fairfax. Breakfast is $30 per person, R.S.V.P. deadline of April 15. For more information, call 703-246-3460 or visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.
Monkey Business. Monkey stories and activities. Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 2-5 with adult.
Personalized Internet Tutoring. 10 a.m.-noon. at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Learn how to use the Web or increase skills. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-356-0770.
A Shower of Stories for Spring with storyteller Charlotte Smutko. Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation, in honor of a 9-11 victim. 7:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 for more information.
Tour of the Hagley Museum and Gardens at the Dupont Estate, Del. For mature adults. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. and will return at 6 p.m. $40 for residents, $50 for non-residents. Includes transportation, tour and lunch. Call 703-2556360.