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Wednesday/Oct. 29

The 57th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade will step off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, on Maple Avenue. This year's theme is "Celebrating our Volunteers," in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

Vyktoria Pratt Keating, a Wammie award-winning musician originally from the D.C. area, will perform a CD release concert at Jammin’ Java, 235 Maple Ave., Vienna, on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Michelle Swan will open. $10. Visit www.vyktoria.com.

Halloween Cats. Stories and activities in costume. Ages 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Lunchtime Tots. Stories and fun for toddlers. Bring a snack or brown bag lunch. Ages 12-24 months with adult. 12 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Blood drive. Inova Blood Donor Services will host a community blood drive 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tycon Courthouse Building, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. 703-734-4307.

Personal safety crime prevention class for women. Monday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7-10 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE., Vienna. The instructor will be Officer Virginia Palmore of the Vienna Police Department. Cost is $5 for Vienna residents and $7.50 for other participants, plus $15 materials fee. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Vienna Presbyterian Church is once again having a Hot Dog Dinner prior to the Halloween Parade. The dinner includes a hot dog, an apple, chips, a piece of candy and a drink for $2. It will also have free face painting. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Book discussion. "Bee Season" by Myla Goldbert. Adults. 1 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register, 703-938-0405.

Marty Raybon, bluegrass music. Tickets are $17. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, 703-255-1566, Ext. 8; www.jamminjava.com.

Midday Art Talk with David Tannous. 11 a.m. Tannous is a nationally published art historian and critic. Join him as he discusses the current exhibition in the context of modern and historical art. At The McLean Project for the Arts in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

Kila, a Celtic pop group, will perform selections from its recent release “Luna Park” at 7:30 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $17. Call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Vienna Area Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) welcomes all interested persons to a reorganization meeting at 7:30 in the large meeting room of the Pimmit Hills Regional Library. Join for the opportunity to be part of a grass-roots organization from the ground up. The library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. For more information, call Amanda Brooks at 703-623-6822 or Rita O'Connor at 703-204-2821.

Swing Dance with the Brooks Tegler Big Band playing 30 new Tommy Dorsey charts plus other new material, 8-11 p.m., at the PSDC Room, 146 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8 per person for PSDC members, $10 for nonmembers. No smoking, no alcohol; soft drinks and snacks are included in the price. For more information, call 703-968-7015 or e-mail nancybaird@yahoo.com.

Dante Ristorante in Great Falls is hosting a luncheon and slide show presentation featuring Yvonne Hoffman of Moving and Redecorating Services and Rachel Garcia-Palmer of Off the Wall, creative murals and distinctive finishes. Oct. 30 or Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $25 per person for three-course luncheon at Dante Ristorante, located in the historic Leigh House at 1148 Walker Road at Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. E-mail Chris Geno at Dante at chgeno@earthlink.net, call 703-759-3131 or fax 703-759-0457 to make a reservation for this luncheon.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 31

<cal2>Karen Akers, the Tony-nominated performer, will appear at 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $25. Call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Residents who are new to the greater Northern Virginia area and members of the Welcome Club of Northern Virginia are invited to attend a luncheon at International Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. The program will feature a silent auction and holiday boutique. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For reservations and additional information about the luncheon or the organization, call 703-319-9043. Deadline for reservations is noon on Oct. 31.

Halloween party for Vienna-area sixth-graders. 3:30-6 p.m. at Club Phoenix Teen Center at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The party will include games, snacks and a costume contest. Free. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Cairo Fred will perform rock music at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

Great Falls Friends Halloween Spooktacular. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Center and Village Center. The Optimist Club will take family portraits, and the Newcomers Club will offer a haunted house. For questions or to volunteer, call Mike Mullens at 703-759-1993.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 1

<cal2>Coin and Stamp Show. 10-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Vienna Community Center. There will be approximately 15 stamp dealers and 45 coin dealers. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Coin Club. For more information, call Darren Coker at 703-532-6640 or 703-444-2812.

“The Spirit of Adoption.” America-World Adoption Association will host a free international adoption seminar at 10:30 a.m. at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, McLean. Find out more about international adoption. Register at www.awaa.org or call 1-888-ONE-CHILD.

"Successful Private Adoption," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This workshop will address the issues and concerns faced by those interested in adoption and provide them with realistic expectations and the most current information. Featuring Mark McDermott, former president of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and RESOLVE, and psychologist and adoptive parent Dr. Jim Goldstein. Counseling Center of Fairfax' Terri Adams, L.C.S.W., will describe the home study process. Virginia attorney Barbara Jones will analyze the pre and post-birth relationships and the need for flexibility. A panel of adoptive parents will follow up with stories of their own adoptions. Natalie Rees will present methods for assessing risk. The workshop will take place at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 888 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. A continental breakfast and lunch are also included in the fee of $65 per couple (on-site $75). Call 202-722-0338 or visit the FPA Web site at www.ffpa.org for additional information.

Karen Akers, the Tony-nominated performer, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $25. Call 703-218-6500, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Civil War heritage tour of the existing Orange and Alexandria and Manassas Gap Railroad sites in Fairfax County. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Trip leaders are members of the Bull Run Roundtable and bring a wealth of information on the Civil War and railroading in the county. There will be stops at Springfield, Accotink, Annandale, Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton and the Bull Run Railroad Bridge. Rain or shine; wear comfortable shoes and hat. Bring lunch for a stop at Fairfax Station Museum to view new Virginia Civil War Trails markers. Travel will be by car pool or small vans. All proceeds to the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Cost: $25 members; $30 nonmembers. Call Ron at 703-978-6820 for more information. Send reservations by Oct. 25 to Friends of the Fairfax Station, P.O. Box 7, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.

Richard Greene with Barry Mitterhoff and Job Sholle. Bluegrass. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $17 and $20. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

“The Roaring ‘20s.” The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce will host its Eighth Annual Auction and Casino Night, 7 p.m.-midnight, at the Tysons Corner Marriott. Wear period costume or black tie attire to dance to Peaches O’Dell and her orchestra, and enjoy gaming tables and slot machines. The evening will feature a live and silent auction with prizes to include airplane tickets, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways and more. For more information or to buy tickets, call the Speakeasy Committee at the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce at 703-356-5424. Tickets are $65 in advance and will be sold at the door for $75. Parking is free, and special room rates are available to attendees. Period costume or black tie attire is encouraged. Proceeds will support the Chamber’s programs.

“Turtle Island Tales,” traditional Native American stories and songs, will be performed by Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at the Alden Theatre. Tickets are $9/$7 for McLean district residents. The Alden Theatre is housed in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. This performance is recommended for children 5 and older. A shadow puppet workshop for parents and children 7-10 will follow the 1:30 p.m. performance. The workshop will take place in the theater, 3-4 p.m., and will be led by award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford. The cost of the workshop is $12/$10 for McLean District residents. To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, or to charge tickets by telephone, call Ticketmaster at 202-432-SEAT. For more information, call 703-790-9223/TTY: 703-827-8255,

or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Inova Vaccinations. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Flu shots are $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Pneumonia shots are $25; must be 65 or older. For more information, contact Inova at 877-895-5284.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Call 703-790-8088 for more information.

"Ghosts of Matildaville," campfire program. Come to Great Falls National Park and explore what life was like in this now-deserted town. Space limited. Free. Reservations required. Call 703-285-2965.

Valerie Tripp, author of the new "Hopscotch Hill" school titles as well as many of the American Girl collection books, will sign her books and meet children, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., t Once Upon a Time, 120 Church St. N.E., Vienna. The "Hopscotch Hill" titles are appropriate for children beginning to read independently. Refreshments will be served. 703-255-3285.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 2

<cal2>Coin and Stamp Show. 10-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Vienna Community Center. There will be approximately 15 stamp dealers and 45 coin dealers. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Coin Club. For more information, call Darren Coker at 703-532-6640 or 703-444-2812.

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players. Principal members of the National Symphony Orchestra's string sections perform works by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and other classic composers. 2 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Eliot Bronson and Josh Lamkin, singer/songwriters, will perform at 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

Seventh Annual Vienna Health Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Vienna Adventist Academy, 340 Courthouse Road S.W. The fair will feature flu shots and cholesterol, vision, hearing, glaucoma, spinal screenings and evaluations. Call 703-938-8383 for more information.

Canal Trail Hike. Join a park ranger at Great Falls National Park for an hour-long walk along the Potowmack Canal Trail. Approximately one mile will be covered over even terrain. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free, reservations required. Call 703-285-2965.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 3

<cal2>"Mortal Thoughts: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go." 10-11:30 a.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Attorney David Hoffman will discuss medical directives (living wills), gift planning, Medicaid, funeral and burial options, probate in other states, tax law, and wills and trusts. Free, no registration necessary. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

The Bob Brown Puppets present "Panda-Monium." 2 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. The show will introduce the audience to a traditional Chinese circus. Admission is $3 per person for age 1 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Roller Skating for Kids. 3:30-4:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Participants must supply their own skates and safety equipment. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

"Strong Women, Powerful Financial Strategies." 7 p.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. American Express financial advisor Lisa M. Barbieri will discuss the financial well-being of women. Adults. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 1-5 with adult. For more information, call 703-757-8560.

<cal1>TUESDAY/NOV. 4

<cal2>Fred Eaglesmith will perform acoustic/roots music at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $12/15. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/NOV. 5

<cal2>The Literary Council of Northern Virginia is looking for volunteers to tutor adults in English as a Second Language programs and to assist as ESL class aides and computer lab aides. ESL training begins Nov. 5. For more information, call 703-575-7900, e-mail volunteers@lcnv.org, or access their Web site at www.lcnv.org.

Jon Carroll from Starland Band and Mary Chapin Carpenter’s band will perform with Freebo and Brian Joseph. Singer/songwriters. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

The Vienna Photographic Society hosts Josh Taylor Jr., an instructor at the Smithsonian, for a lecture on tips and techniques to create the best possible photograph. Meeting is 7:30 p.m. at Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna, in the lecture hall. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.safeport.com/vps or call 703-816-2423.

The Mothers First monthly lecture series will present “What is My Baby Trying to Tell Me?  Bonding Basics with Dr. Jeannine Gohman,” at 7:30 p.m., at Tysons/Pimmit Regional Library, large meeting room, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Gohman is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in child psychology. Learn how infants securely attach with their parents and how to detect a baby's signals. Call 703-827-5922 to register.

Fairfax4Horses, a volunteer group of horse lovers and concerned citizens organized to promote the need for county-sponsored public equestrian lesson facilities and programs, will meet at 7:30 p.m., at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The agenda includes discussing accomplishments during 2002-03, how Fairfax4Horses has made a difference, and what’s next for the group. A list of items for the silent auction will be posted on the Web site, www.Fairfax4Horses.org. Contact the group at Webmaster@Fairfax4Horses.org.

Freebo Bass Workshop. For over three decades, Freebo has played bass with Bonnie Raitt (10 years), John Mayall, Crosby Stills and Nash, Joe Walsh, Maria Muldaur and many others. All levels welcome. Bring bass. 4-6 p.m., at Jammin’ Java in Vienna. $40 per student.

Personalized Internet tutoring. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. For more information or to make an appointment, call 703-356-0770.

The Great Zucchini. Interactive magic show. 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Ages 2-6 with adult. For more information or to register, call 703-356-0770.

Let's Celebrate! 11 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories and activities about family celebrations. Ages 2-5 with adult. For more information or to register, call 703-757-8560.

Stories for All Ages. 10:30 a.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-938-0405 to register.

McLean Newcomers Club event. At 10:30 a.m., meet at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., 703-790-0123. Along with enjoying coffee and pastries, enjoy an opportunity to view the work of local artists on display at the center. Come and learn more about Newcomers. Call 703 237-3138 or 703 734-1840 or visit www.geocities.com/mcleannewcomers.

"Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair." FCPS (Fairfax County Public Schools) Career and Transition Services, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Mental Retardation Services and the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services sponsor this yearly event. Learn about adult services for students who need ongoing supports to work and live after graduation. 7-9 p.m., at Falls Church High School.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 6

<cal2>Estate planning seminar. Learn effective estate planning centered around the revocable living trust with the law firm of Steffan & Macdonald. 10 a.m.-noon at the Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. Free. For more information, call 703-691-4310.

Jonathan Edwards with special guest Lisa McCormick. Edwards, best known for his song "Sunshine," plays a variety of rock, folk, and blues. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Push Stars will perform rock music at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

Learn to electrify a dollhouse the easy way. Watching a video and gaining hands-on practice. 7-8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Other electrical purchases will be 10 percent off those nights. Beginners welcome. Tiny Heirlooms is located at 1401 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, across from Langley Shopping Center. Call 703-288-3544 to R.S.V.P. E-mail customerservice@tinyheirlooms.com.

"A Bowl Full of Thanks," benefit for Martha's Table of Washington, D.C., an organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of low-income and homeless families and individuals. 5-9 p.m., at The Langley Shopping Center, Chain Bridge Road, McLean. As part of the holiday open house, The Artisans of McLean will sponsor a variety of events including a silent auction of pottery pieces, a turkey fest to collect monetary donations for the Martha's Table Thanksgiving dinner, and a food wagon for collecting nonperishable food items. For more information, contact Sylvia at 703-506-0158.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Mike Auldridge, Gary Ferguson and Sally Love perform bluegrass. Admission: $15. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, 703-255-1566.

The Seldom Scene, bluegrass musicians, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets cost $20. For more information, call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Jim Weiss, nationally recognized storyteller, visits at 7 p.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road, McLean. Community members welcome. Free. Call 703-288-8400 for more information, or visit www.greathall.com to learn about Weiss.

Inova Vaccinations. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Flu shots are $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. Pneumonia shots are $25; must be 65 or older. For more information, contact Inova at 877-895-5284.

"Try It Tournament Night." Vienna-area sixth graders can test their skills at pool, pingpong and other games. Prizes will be awarded. 3:30-6 p.m., at Club Phoenix Teen Center, in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free. Refreshments provided.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 8

<cal2>Art for the Arts Show and Sale. The event will feature an open house, fine wines, a light buffet and the opportunity to purchase items from a selection of artwork featuring lithographs, serigraphs, watercolors, fine art prints and oil paintings from the metropolitan area's leading artists. Contact Wolf Trap Special Event Office for tickets at 703-255-4030. For more information, call Wolf Trap's Associates and Young Associates at 703-255-1940 or log on to www.wolftrap.org.

An Evening with Melissa Errico. This Broadway actress from musicals like "My Fair Lady" and "Sunday in the Park with George" will perform cabaret at 7:30 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Eric Anderson, singer/songwriter, will perform at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $17/20. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

Kristen Hersh, Howe Gelb and Andrew Bird, singer/songwriters, will perform at 10 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $15. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

Vienna Woman’s Club Harvest Bazaar. See a variety of crafters and buy baked goods or lunch, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Admission is free, and proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship funds and community projects.

Annual Fall Bazaar. The Auxiliary of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will host the bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the fire hall, 400 Center St., Vienna. Lunch, baked goods and treats will be available. Admission is free; proceeds benefit the Fire Department. 703-818-0555.

Mark Jaster: Mime, Mask and More. 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Movement, theatrics, live music and humor. All ages. Call 703-790-8088 for more information or to register.

Fall Cleanup Day, sponsored by Vienna's Community Enhancement Commission. Clean up neighborhoods or other places that need attention, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Check in at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Participants will be provided with garbage bags and gloves. Walk-ins are welcome; organizations should register by Oct. 31. For more information, call Cathy Salgado at 703-255-6356.

In honor of Veterans Day, Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomes Steve Kirtley, who will lecture on his 444 days in captivity as a POW. Meeting begins at noon at the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The public is invited to attend. For membership information, call 703-356-2370.

New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra present Vivaldi's "Gloria" and Puccini's "Messa di Gloria." 4 p.m., at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Advance tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. Prices are $2 higher at the door. Call 703-442-9404 to order. Visit www.newdominion.org.

Pottery Show and Sale. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Bowman House Arts and Crafts Center, 211 Center St. S., Vienna. Free. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live bands will play, 7-11 p.m., at Club Phoenix Teen Center, in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. For high-school students. Admission is $5.

Vienna Woman's Club 43rd annual harvest bazaar takes place 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. 85 crafters/vendors will take part this year, and lunch will be available from a "Golden Girls" team. The Woman's Club will have a bake sale and a drawing.

The funds from this event will be used for two scholarships to high-school graduates in 2004.

Snakes and Reptiles. 2-3 p.m. Join a park ranger at Great Falls National Park to meet some reptiles and learn more about them. Meet at the ranger program area near Overlook 2, or if weather is inclement, in the Visitor Center auditorium. Free; reservations required. Call 703-285-2965.

Afternoon of African Art. Sunrise Assisted living is sponsoring a benefit for the Fairfax County Office of Partnerships Allied Health and Nursing Partnership (AHNP) program. The program helps educate and train qualified underserved Fairfax County residents for careers in health professions. The reception will feature works by contemporary African artist Doughba Hamilton Caranda-Martin, live music, hors d'oeuvres, wine and original paintings, sculpture and photographs, as well as prints and note cards. 1-4 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean, 703-821-7588. $20 contribution suggested. For information, call Peggy Miles at 703-324-5194.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 9

<cal2>Many Hats of a Park Ranger. 2-2:45 p.m. Come to Great Falls National Park and learn about the treasures the national parks have to offer. Find out what rangers do at Great Falls and other parks. Meet the ranger near Overlook 2, or if weather is inclement, in the Visitor Center auditorium. Free; reservations required. Call 703-285-2965.

The Screaming Puppets, a comedy group, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $7. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 10

<cal2>Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Ages 1-5 with adult. For more information, call 703-757-8560.

Auditions for "The Nerd," Vienna Theatre Company's winter production, will take place Nov. 10 and 12, 7:30-10 p.m., and Nov. 11, 8:30-10 p.m., at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Come prepared to do a cold reading from the script. For information, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>TUESDAY/NOV. 11

<cal2>SOLAS, a modern Irish folk group, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18. For more information, call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dante Ristorante in Great Falls is hosting a luncheon and slide show presentation featuring Yvonne Hoffman of Moving and Redecorating Services and Rachel Garcia-Palmer of Off the Wall, creative murals and distinctive finishes. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $25 per person for three-course luncheon at Dante Ristorante, located in the historic Leigh House at 1148 Walker Road at Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. E-mail Chris Geno at Dante at chgeno@earthlink.net, call 703-759-3131 or fax 703-759-0457 to make a reservation for this luncheon.

Auditions for "The Nerd," Vienna Theatre Company's winter production, will take place Nov. 10 and 12, 7:30-10 p.m., and Nov. 11, 8:30-10 p.m., at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Come prepared to do a cold reading from the script. For information, call 703-255-6360.

Newcomers of Great Falls luncheon at Restaurant Seven, 8521 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Socialize at 11:30 a.m. and have lunch at 12:15 p.m. Program will feature a holiday fashion show by Terri & Kate. $30 per person. Call 703-326-GFVA or visit www.greatfallsnewcomers.com to reserve a space. Reservations accepted no later than Nov. 7.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/NOV. 12

<cal2>SOLAS, a modern Irish folk group, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18. For more information, call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Counting Geese. Farm animal stories and activities. 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Ages 2-3 with adult. For more information or to register, call 703-356-0770.

My Family. Stories and activities. 10:30 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Ages 2-3 with adult. Call 703-790-8088 for more information or to register.

"Harassment-Free Hallways: How to Stop Bullying and Harassment in the Schools." 7:30-9 p.m. at Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Ave., Vienna. The Vienna Area Branch of the American Association of University Women and the Vienna-Madison Community Coalition will sponsor a panel on school harassment. Open to the public. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kristin Moyer at 703-242-6428.

McLean Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 12 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A slide show of American art titled "America the Beautiful" will be presented by a Smithsonian docent. Bring a dish to share for the pot luck luncheon. A business meeting will follow. For more information, call 703-560-8648 or 703-356-8620.

Auditions for "The Nerd," Vienna Theatre Company's winter production, will take place Nov. 10 and 12, 7:30-10 p.m., and Nov. 11, 8:30-10 p.m., at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Come prepared to do a cold reading from the script. For information, call 703-255-6360.

Washington National Cathedral tea and tour. A charter bus will leave at 11:45 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna, and return at 5 p.m. The cost is $35 for Town of Vienna residents, $44 for nonresidents, and includes transportation, organ recital, guided tour and refreshments. For information, call 703-255-6360.

Tony Lucca, Taylor Roberts and Dean Field will perform acoustic pop at 8 p.m., at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com, or call 703-255-1566, Ext. 8.