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<lst>To have community events listed free in The Vienna/Oakton Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Nina M. Dry at vienna@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6458.

<cal1>Thursday/April 29

<cal2>'Honk.' James Madison High School presents this musical version of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling" at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium. Tickets will be $8 in advance, and $10 at the door.

'My Fair Lady.' 7 p.m., in Oakton High School's Theatre. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets will go on sale each night at 6 p.m. and may be purchased in the lobby. Presale tickets may be obtained from any member of the cast, crew, or the orchestra. For more information call 703-319-2749.

Genealogy. Family search for ancestors using genealogy databases. 7 p.m., at Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Computer Basics. Adults. 1 p.m., at Kings Park Public Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Stories for All Ages. Stories and activities. 10:30 a.m., at Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.

Book Club. "Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane. 1 p.m., at Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.

Live Folk. We're About Nine. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $15.

Live Music. Sould. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $5.

GMU Student Exhibition. All day, at GMU.

Noel Coward's ‘Blithe Spirit’ by the Fairfax High School Players. 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School. Admission: $6. Reservations at www.fxplayers.org or 702-219-2351.

'Gold in the Hills or The Dead Sister’s Secret,' 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Admission: $10 online or at the door. Information at www.robinsondrama.org or 703-426-2123.

GMU Dance Company Spring Concert, 8 p.m., at GMU Harris Theatre in Fairfax. Admission: $10 adults and $7 students/seniors/GMU staff. www.tickets.com. Information: 703-993-ARTS or http://dance.gmu.edu.

Business Showcase 2004. Event begins at 9:30 a.m., at the Patriot Center. Admission is $15. Call 703-591-2450 for more details.

<cal1> Friday/April 30

<cal2>'Honk.' James Madison High School presents this musical version of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling" at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium. Tickets will be $8 in advance, and $10 at the door.

'My Fair Lady.' 7 p.m., in Oakton High School's Theatre. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets will go on sale each night at 6 p.m. and may be purchased in the lobby. Presale tickets may be obtained from any member of the cast, crew, or the orchestra. For more information call 703-319-2749.

DaVinci's Notebook, an a cappella comedy troupe, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18. For more information, call 703-218-6500, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Spring Art Show. April 30, May 1-2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Historic Vale Schoolhouse, Fox Mill Road and Vale Road, Oakton. Annual exhibit features original art by local artists including two-dimensional works, pottery and jewelry. Call 703-860-1888.

Live Music. Cary Pierce, Charlotte Kendrick opens. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.

Broadway Musical. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the Broadway musical "Evita," at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens (65 and older), available at the Community Center. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Swing Dance. Swing into Spring Dance and Silent Auction to benefit Community Living Alternatives, 7:30-11:30 p.m., at the Dunn Loring Fire Hall. Tickets $20/person at the door. For more information, contact CLA at 703-237-0388, X18.

The Virginia Ballet Company presents Debra Shank's full-length ballet, "Alice in Wonderland" 7 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center Theater on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. The production is part of the annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children 12 and younger. Group discounts are available. For information or to order tickets, call 703-249-8227.

Educational Fair. McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, hosts the second annual Caregivers' Educational Fair and Conference at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is an optional $10 donation. To register or for more information, call 703-242-6635, 703-324-5489 or visit www.4solace.org.

GMU Student Exhibition. All day, at GMU.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.' 7:30 p.m., at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Admission: $5 pre-sale and seniors; $7 at the door. For information and pre-sales over phone until 24 hours before at 703-503-4759.

Noel Coward's ‘Blithe Spirit’ by the Fairfax High School Players. 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School. Admission: $6. Reservations at www.fxplayers.org or 702-219-2351.

'Gold in the Hills or The Dead Sister’s Secret,' 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Admission: $10 online or at the door. Information at www.robinsondrama.org or 703-426-2123.

GMU Dance Company Spring Concert, 8 p.m., at GMU Harris Theatre in Fairfax. Admission: $10 adults and $7 students/seniors/GMU staff. www.tickets.com. Information: 703-993-ARTS or http://dance.gmu.edu.

Die Alte Kameraden. Finest of the German Bands. 7:45 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Free. For more information, call 703-978-8642 or visit www.fairfaxband.org.

'Dearly Departed,' a comedy presented by the Flint Hill Upper School. Performances are 7:30 p.m., at the Olson Theater on Flint Hill School's east campus, 10411 Academic Drive, Oakton. Admission is by suggested donation. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Fine Arts Office at 703-584-2410, choosing option "3" and leaving a detailed message or tickets can be reserved by e-mail at tickets@flinthill.org.

Potters Exhibit. Earth and Fire Gallery, 144 Church St. N.W., Vienna, features 22 potters from the Washington, D.C. region. The exhibit opens from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an artists' reception on Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 22. For more details call 703-255-3107 or visit www.earthandfiregallery.com.

<cal1>Saturday/May 1

<cal2>'Honk.' James Madison High School presents this musical version of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling" at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the school auditorium. Tickets will be $8 in advance, and $10 at the door.

'My Fair Lady.' 7 p.m., in Oakton High School's Theatre. Tickets are $10 each. Tickets will go on sale each night at 6 p.m. and may be purchased in the lobby. Presale tickets may be obtained from any member of the cast, crew, or the orchestra. For more information call 703-319-2749.

DaVinci's Notebook, an a cappella comedy troupe, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18. For more information, call 703-218-6500, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Spring Flowering Bulb Tour. 10 a.m., at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. View the tulips, daffodils and more spring flowering bulbs on this free tour with NVRPA's chief horticulturist Doris Rodriguez. Gather information about planting and maintaining these plants. Rodriguez will lead the free tour. Reservations are recommended; call 703-255-3631. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is between Routes 7 and 123, off of Beulah Road and south of the Dulles Access Road.

Live Rock. Mary Prankster, Tyler Hilton opens. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $12.

International Festival, 12–5 p.m., at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax. Rain date: May 2. www.fairfaxspotlight.org.

GMU Student Exhibition. All day, at GMU.

‘Spring into Magic.' Society of American Magicians. 1:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Admission: $7 adults; $5 children. Ticket sales: doors open 30 minutes before the show.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.' 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Admission: $5 pre-sale and seniors; $7 at the door. For information and pre-sales over phone until 24 hours before at 703-503-4759.

Noel Coward's ‘Blithe Spirit’ by the Fairfax High School Players. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School. Admission: $6. Reservations at www.fxplayers.org or 702-219-2351.

Fairfax Academy Blues Band Concert. 7:30 p.m., at Old Post Office.

'Gold in the Hills or The Dead Sister’s Secret,' 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Admission: $10 online or at the door. Information at www.robinsondrama.org or 703-426-2123.

Cirque Eloize. Drama, gymnastics, ballet and rock music in the style of a small, independent European circus. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Tickets are $36, $28, $18. Call 703-993-2787.

'Sing into Spring.' NVCC Annandale Chorale. 7:30 p.m., at

NVCC, Ernst Community & Cultural Center. Admission: $10, children under 12 free.

GMU Dance Company Spring Concert, 8 p.m., at GMU Harris Theatre in Fairfax. Admission: $10 adults and $7 students/seniors/GMU staff. www.tickets.com. Information: 703-993-ARTS or http://dance.gmu.edu.

Fairfax Saxophone Quartet. "Mozart to Modern." 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Free. For more information, call 703-978-4370 or visit www.fairfaxband.org.

Broadway Musical. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the Broadway musical "Evita," at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens (65 and older), available at the Community Center. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

'Hitch Your Wagons to Our Stars,' a country & western jamboree gala presented by PHILLIPS Programs for Children & Families. 6 p.m., at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. Starring comedy headliner Brett Leake of "The Tonight Show" and DC's "IMPROV." Admission is $150 per person. For details call Maggie O'Leary at 703-941-8810.

KidsFest 2004. The Vienna Police, Vienna Parks and Recreation and Vienna Volunteer Fire departments sponsor KidsFest 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Activities include a moon bounce, face painting, a puppet show, a fire station open house and car seat safety checks. For more details call 703-255-6360.

Plant Sale. The fifth annual Freedom Hill PTA Flower Sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freedom Hill Elementary, 1945 Lord Fairfax Road, Vienna. The flowers are provided by Stalcup Nursery. Annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables are available.

Art exhibit/sale. Area artists exhibit and sell their works from noon to 5 p.m., at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Artists will attend to speak about their pieces. Event is free and open to the public. For more information call 202-342-9778 or 202-337-3373.

Anniversary. The Ayr Hill Garden Club celebrates its 75th anniversary with a standard flower show, "Bringing in 75 Years of Beauty to Vienna," 1 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The event also has nine floral design classes representing periods from the club's history. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 703-217-4896.

Vienna Arts Society Spring Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free and open to the public. 703-217-4896.

Spaghetti Dinner. United Methodist women sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 5:30-8 p.m., at Oakton United Methodist Church. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for children ages 7 - 12, and $3 for children ages 3 - 6. Proceeds go to Mission Funds. The Church is located at 2951 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton. Call 703-242-8192 or visit www.oaktonumc.org.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Public Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-709-8088.

<cal1>Sunday/May 2

<cal2>Broadway Musical. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the Broadway musical "Evita," at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. A signed

performance begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens (65 and older), available at the Community Center. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Spa Fund-raiser. A fund-raiser aimed at raising money to find a cure for multiple sclerosis takes place at Victoria Station Salon and Day Spa in Vienna. The employees will all work for free that day — doing hair, nails, etc. — and donate their earnings to the event. For reservations, call 703-242-7500. Contributions may also be made via the Web site, www.msandyou.org.

The Virginia Ballet Company presents Debra Shank's full-length ballet, "Alice in Wonderland" 2 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center Theater on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. The production is part of the annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children 12 and younger. Group discounts are available. For information or to order tickets, call 703-249-8227.

Cirque Eloize. Drama, gymnastics, ballet and rock music in the style of a small, independent European circus. 2 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Tickets are $36, $28, $18. Call 703-993-2787.

Happy Feet Cloggers, 2 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Free. For more information, call 703-263-7934 or visit www.happyfeetcloggers.org.

'A Celebration of Sacred Music. 2 p.m., at Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax. Free. 703-273-5300.

Brendan Mulvihill & Friends in Concert. 3 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Admission: $10 adults. 703-978-8265.

GMU Honors Recital. 4 p.m., at GMU Harris Theatre in Fairfax. Free. 703-993-1380. www.gmu.edu/cfa

MusicLink. 6 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Free. 703-845-0544.

Exhibition/Sale. Area artists exhibit and sell their works 12-5 p.m., at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Artists will attend to speak about their pieces. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-342-9778 or 202-337-3373.

Spring Show. The Vienna Arts Society Spring Show, 12-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. Free and open to the public. 703-217-4896.

<cal1>Monday/May 3

<cal2>Book Club. The Young Adult Book Club meets at 4 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 4

<cal2>Election Day. The Town of Vienna conducts its election. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. This year, Vienna voters elect the mayor and three town council members. Voters who will be out of town on election day or who are physically unable to go to the polls may request an absentee ballot from the Fairfax County General Registrar's Office. Call 703-222-0776.

Asian Culture. Join Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo as he brings Asian culture to life through story, music, and audience interaction, at the Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation to honor 9-11 victim, Shelley Marshall. For more information, call 703-938-0405.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 5

<cal2>Theater of the First Amendment Presents. 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Free. 703-993-2195; www.gmu.edu/cfa/tfa.

<cal1>Thursday/May 6

<cal2>Folk musician John McCutcheon performs at 8 p.m., at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Tickets are $16. For more information, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

'Gypsy.' G.C. Marshall High School, Leesburg Pike, Falls Church presents the musical "Gypsy" at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-714-5454, ext. 1770 for details.

Personal Histories. A symposium for people interested in documenting their personal histories for themselves and future generations is at 10 a.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Keynote speaker Robert W. Middlemiss discusses what it takes to write an exciting and interesting memoir. Participants are asked to bring stories about their own writing experiences or interest in writing. Fee is $5, and participants must bring a bag lunch. Beverages are provided. For details call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Fairfax Academy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School in Fairfax. Free. 703-219-2226.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,' 7:30 p.m., at Woodson High School.

'Around the World, Across the Centuries.' Join storyteller Noa Baum as she explores the varieties of Jewish experience. 7:30 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Public Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, by Nextbook Metro Washington, D.C. For more information, call 703-938-0405 or 888-621-2230.

<cal1>Friday/May 7

<cal2>An Evening of Vocal Magic. Soprano Jennifer Aylmer and pianist Kim Pensinger Witman perform at 8 p.m., at The Barns of Wolf Trap, as part of the 2003-2004 Discovery Series. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Live Music. Bruce Davies, "The Troubadour from Scotland." 7:30 p.m., at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. Tickets $12.

Broadway Musical. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the Broadway musical "Evita," at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens (65 and older), available at the Community Center. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

'Gypsy.' G.C. Marshall High School, Leesburg Pike, Falls Church presents the musical "Gypsy" at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-714-5454, ext. 1770 for details.

Local musician Andy Zipf performs songs from his latest release, "I Stole the Morning Sun," 7:30 p.m., at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. For more information call 703-556-7766.

Bog Wanderers, Ceili Band. 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Admission: $10 adults; children under 12 free. 703-978-8265.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.' 7:30 p.m., at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Admission: $5 pre-sale and seniors; $7 at the door. For information and pre-sales over phone until 24 hours before at 703-503-4759.

Live Music. Brent Palmer performs solo 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, Palmer is touring in support of his June release of "Stabilize." Tickets are $12. For more information, call 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Saturday/May 8

<cal2>'Women's Conference. The second annual A Day for Every Woman Conference meets 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Tysons Westpark Hotel in Tysons Corner. The event includes workshops, pampering, shopping, a fashion show and more. Call 703-737-6640 or visit www.adayforeverywoman.com/register.htm to register.

Book Festival. The Fairfax County Public Library Foundation celebrates the 10th annual Capital Book Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center. Free. Celebrity authors will be on hand for workshops, autographed book sales and children's activities. For more information, call 703-467-3000 or visit www.fclpfoundation.org.

Broadway Musical. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the Broadway musical "Evita," at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens (65 and older), available at the Community Center. For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

'Gypsy.' G.C. Marshall High School, Leesburg Pike, Falls Church presents the musical "Gypsy" at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-714-5454, ext. 1770 for details.

Fairfax Choral Society Youth Chorus 'Songs of the Stage,' 7 p.m., at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax. Admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors; $8 students. For more information, call 703-642-3277 or visit www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org.

Iona in Concert, Irish music, 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Admission: $10 adults. 703-978-8265.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.' 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Admission: $5 pre-sale and seniors; $7 at the door. For information and pre-sales over phone until 24 hours before at 703-503-4759.

'Spotlight on Pops,' City of Fairfax Band, 8 p.m., at Fairfax High School. Admission: $10 adults; $5 seniors (60+) and students. For more information, call 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

DAR Museum Tour. Freedom Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is taking a guided tour of the DAR Museum. To carpool, meet at the Dolley Madison library in McLean by 9:20 a.m. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the museum. For membership information, call 703-356-2370 or visit www.users.erols.com/denwards/.

<cal1>Sunday/May 9

<cal2>'Gypsy.' G.C. Marshall High School, Leesburg Pike, Falls Church presents the musical "Gypsy" at 3 p.m. Call 703-714-5454, ext. 1770 for details.

The Four Tops. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax. Tickets are $42, $34, $21. Call 703-993-2787.

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.' 7:30 p.m., at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Admission: $5 pre-sale and seniors; $7 at the door. For information and pre-sales over phone until 24 hours before at 703-503-4759.

Author Event. Michael Hetzer, Moscow Times founder and author of "No More Handprints," reads from his book and helps kids create a handprint keepsake for Mom at 2 p.m., at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Children 12 and younger may enter Hetzer’s "Don’t Tell Mom!" Contest by bringing a brief essay (one page or less) to the event on something he/she does that drives Mom crazy. The name of the grand prize winner, who is selected from among all area entrants, becomes a featured character in Hetzer’s next book. Call 703-556-7766 for more details.