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

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

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 25

<cal2>The Corrs. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets $22. In-house tickets $38. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Hamell on Trial performs his one-man punk-rock show at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Cost is $12. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 26

<cal2>An Evening with Clint Black. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets $22. In-house tickets $36. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Latin Music. Young and Rollins Band blends salsa, flamenco and Latin Jazz. 7:30 p.m., at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Free. For more information, call 703-938-7532, Ext. 2, Option 2. Concert canceled in case of rain.

Multiple Sclerosis Presentation. Neurologist Patrick Parcells and patient advocate Angela Kaye Lott talk about living with multiple sclerosis. 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., at the McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leslie Priest at 202-955-6222, Ext. 2518.

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer perform folk/roots music at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Cost is $15. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 27

<cal2>John Prine. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets $22. In-house tickets $38. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Band of Blue, with Daniel Lee opening, performs at 8 p.m., Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Pop/rock music. Cost is $10. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

Sunset over Riverbend Kayak Tour. 6-8:30 p.m., Riverbend Visitor Center. Paddle by the river islands to view the late summer display of wildflowers. No previous experience needed. Kayaks provided; one person per kayak, maximum 10 people. For age 14 and up. Reservations and advanced payment required. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Cost is $35. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 28

<cal2>Eddie from Ohio with special guest Natalie MacMaster. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. In advance: lawn tickets $20, in-house tickets $28. Day of show: Lawn tickets $24, in-house tickets $32. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Three All-Girl Bands Summer Blowout Party. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The Outskirts of Town, The Sirens and Sister Moonshine perform rock and dance music. Cost is $15. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

Islands in Bloom Kayak Tour. 9 a.m.-noon, Riverbend Visitor Center. Paddle by the river islands to view the late summer display of wildflowers. No previous experience needed. Kayaks provided; one person per kayak, maximum 10 people. For age 14 and up. Reservations and advanced payment required. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Cost is $39. For more information, call 703-759-9018.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 29

<cal2>B.B. King Blues Festival 2004 starring B.B. King with special guest Dr. John. 7 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets $22. In-house tickets $38. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Getaway Car performs at 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Rock music. Cost is $8. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

18th Century Colonial Tobacco Harvest. 1-4 p.m., at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Help the farmer clean the tobacco leaves and watch him cut them. Help gather the cut plants and hang them on tobacco sticks to cure. Families and groups welcome. $3 adults; $2 children 3-12 old and senior citizens. AAA discount. Complimentary admission with Farm membership. Weather permitting; call ahead at 703-903-9330.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 31

<cal2>Sandy Duncan in "The King and I." 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets are $18-$48. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Johnny Cash Tribute Night. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Cost is $8. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 1

<cal2>Sandy Duncan in "The King and I." 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets $18-$48. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

"People in My Neighborhood." Stories and activities about community helpers. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3 with an adult. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 2

<cal2>Sandy Duncan in "The King and I." 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets $18-$48. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Ellis Paul performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. See this singer/songwriter perform. Cost is $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Sandy Duncan in "The King and I." 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets $18-$48. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Paul and Storm from Da Vinci's Notebook performs acoustic music at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 4

<cal2>Sandy Duncan in "The King and I." 2 and 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance are $18-$48. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $18-$60. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Ralph the Great. 1:30-2:15 p.m., Tysons Corner Center, lower level, community stage. Interactive show with Ralph the Great, who was voted “Best Kids Party Entertainer” seven years in a row by Washington Families. For more information, contact Carol DeVany at 703-893-9400.

Brainfang performs rock music at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Cost is $10. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

Used Book Sale. Books collected by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library are on sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 5

<cal2>Sandy Duncan in "The King and I." 2 and 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets are $18-$48. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Jim Gilmour Band and Mary Sue Twohy perform at 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Cost is $10. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.

The Northern Virginia Carvers are giving free woodcarving lessons with a nominal charge for wood blanks on Sept. 5 and 19, 12-4 p.m., at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 8

<cal2>McLean Newcomers Club, a social organization made up of newcomers and those not-so-new from McLean and its environs, meets at a member's home for morning coffee. Call 703-790-8284 or e-mail mcleannewcomers@yahoo.com.

Great Falls Historical Society meeting. Lifelong resident and local historian Milburn Sanders is the program speaker. The subject is "13 Dry Years in Forestville." Points include the making of illegal whiskey in the Great Falls area, locations of stills, and a related murder. 8 p.m., at the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The public is invited. Free. For more information, call 703-759-2352.

"I Spy a Butterfly!" Enjoy stories, activities and a visit from live butterflies at 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. All ages.

"All Fairfax Reads" Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m., at Great Falls Library, at 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Come discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. Adults. Call 703-757-8560 to register.

Time for Twos. Stories, songs and finger plays. Age 23-35 months with an adult. 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088 to register.

<cal1>FRIDAY/SEPT. 10

<cal2>The Soft Parade performs "A Tribute to the Doors," featuring Joe Russo, at 9:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Cost is $12. Reserve tickets in person or by calling 703-255-1566.