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Calendar of Events

<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 703-917-6422.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 8

<cal2>FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Tales for Twos. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to 2 year olds, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Time for Twos. Stories, songs and fingerplays at 11 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to ages 24-35 months, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Live Show. Roots rocker Mark McKay performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-25-1566.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 9

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Lap Time Tales. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m., for ages 13-23 months, with caregiver. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 10:30 a.m. and then again at 7 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Family Dinner. The Chanukah Family Dinner takes place at 7 p.m. in Tysons. The program includes Shabbat and Chanukah Songs and a complete five-course Shabbat holiday dinner. For more information or to RSVP, call 703-426-1980.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Live Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents the Boys Choir of Harlem at 8 p.m., at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $22-$44, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Musical Performance. Bill Kirchen performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

Live Show. George Mason University's Department of Music presents the GMU Opera Production "Fledermaus Fete!" at 8 p.m., in the Harris Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 11

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. To schedule an appointment, call 703-356-3451.

Live Music. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents The Canadian Brass at 7 p.m., at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $22-$44, and children ages 12 and younger half price. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

Santa Luncheon. Santa visits to hear all of your holiday wishes and have lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. Menu includes hot dogs, chips, juice and cookies. Also, Lawrence the Magician provides entertainment after lunch. Cost is $4.50 per person, infants younger than one are admitted for free. Participants are also asked to bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the Vienna Police Department's Santa Ride at the time of ticket purchase. For tickets or for more information, call 703-255-6360.

Theater Performance. The Kaleidoscope Theater Company presents the play, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," at 11 a.m. Open to ages 6-12. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Open House. The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. is hosting an open House on Saturday, from 1-5 p.m. Come and see the action on Northern Virginia's largest fixed operating "HO" scale model railroad. Featuring digital control, sound and smoke. Also, visit the W&OD railroad's real caboose. The club is located in the historic Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, 231 Dominion Road in downtown Vienna. Free admission, though cash or check donations are welcome. For more information or directions visit www.nvmr.org, e-mail nvmrinc@hotmail.com, or call 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

Double Feature. The George C. Marshall High School All Night Grad Celebration committee sponsors a double-feature showing of "Shrek" at 1 p.m., and "Shrek 2" at 3:30 p.m., in the GCM Auditorium, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Ticket sales start at 12:15 p.m., and are $3 per child and $5 per adult for both movies. A visit from Santa, with photo opportunities, is at 2:30 p.m. A gift wrapping station will also be open. For more information, call 703-447-0180.

Live Show. George Mason University's Department of Music presents the GMU Opera Production "Fledermaus Fete!" at 8 p.m., in the Harris Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 12

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451

Holiday Show. The GMU Holiday Concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com.

Live Show. Jane Siberry performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $22 in advanced or $25 at the doors, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 14

<cal2>Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 15

<cal2>Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Tales for Tots. Patrick Henry Library presents stories for ages birth to 5, with an adult, at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Wonderful Ones. Activities at 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library for ages 11 to 23 months, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 16

<cal2>'Tis the Season. Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts at 11 a.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to ages 3-5, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Audio Books. Recorded Books, Inc. demonstrates the new downloadable audio book system at 7:30 p.m., at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Also, a narrator reads intriguing selections. Open to adults. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 17

<cal2>Live Show. Bluegrass group Nothin' Fancy performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 19

<cal2>Live Show. Kelly Minter performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.