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Wednesday/Dec. 22

<cal2>Musical Comedy. Jammin' Java presents "What I Like About Jew," hosted by Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum. Tickets are $12, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 23

<cal2>Live Music. The Getaway Car and Andy Waldeck perform at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets are $8, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 26

<cal2>Falls Walk. Visit Great Falls Park and take a 30-minute walk with a ranger to Overlook 2. Along the way, explore the natural and cultural aspects of the park. Wear comfortable shoes and meet at 1 p.m., at the Visitor Center.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 27

<cal2>Preschool Sing-Along. Sing songs with Miss Belle. Ages 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 28

<cal2>Live Music. Jammin' Java presents the Jazz Christmas Extravaganza, featuring Dave DeTwiler and Prelude. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information or for tickets, visit www.jamminjava.com or call Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, at 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 31

<cal2>New Year's Show. Jammin' Java New Years Eve Concert with Robbie Scheafer from Eddie from Ohio and Paul and Storm takes place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, which includes a champagne toast at midnight. For more information or for tickets, visit www.jamminjava.com or call Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, at 703-255-1566.

New Year's Ball. Dance to the Colvin Run Dance Band's Big Band sound, 9 p.m.-midnight, at the Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $12 per person. For information, call 703-430-6657.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 3

<cal2>Preschool Story Time. Share stories, songs and fun. Ages 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 5

<cal2>Dinosaur Time. Go back in time for stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Penguins and Polar Bears. Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult. 11 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

Mothers First — Great Falls is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, momthers' nights out, and lectures. January's meetings are Jan. 5 and 19, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Great Falls Library. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

McLean Newcomers Club - a social organization made up of newcomers and not-so-newcomers from McLean and its environs.  Create new friendships and enjoy social events and the community.  Many activities available, including bridge, tennis, book club, tours, etc.  Check web http://geocities.com/mcleannewcomers/ Meets on Jan 5 @ 10:30AM at a member's home for coffee.  Call Jackie 703 790 8284 for information, or email mcleannewcomers@yahoo.com.

Luncheon on Jan 19 @11:30AM will feature Regina Roman, co-founder & CEO of Sapira, Inc, a resource for pilgrimages.  For reservations call Jackie @ 703 790 8284.

Thanks so much for your help...feel free to call w/questions,

Vickie Christianson

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 7

<cal2>The Brentano String Quartet performs Friday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap. The performance is part of The Barns’ 2004-2005 Discovery Series, which offers audiences the opportunity to hear world-class performances of chamber music in a small, intimate environment similar to those in which these works were originally enjoyed. Tickets are $30. Wolf Trap is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 8

<cal2>Used Book Sale. A special collection by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, call 703-790-8088.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 10

<cal2>Preschool Story Time. Share stories, songs and fun. Ages 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 11

<cal2>Mothers First — Vienna/McLean is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, mothers' nights out, and lectures. January's meetings are Jan. 11 and 25, 10:15 a.m. - noon, at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 12

<cal2>Sleeping Through the Winter. Stories and activities for the season. Ages 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Time for Twos. Snowy Days. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 14

<cal2>Live Performance. Bohemian blues woman Rory Block performs at 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 13

<cal2>At the Circus. Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 15

<cal2>The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. hosts an open house, 1-5 p.m., in the historic Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, 231 Dominion Road, Vienna. Come and see the action on Northern Virginia’s largest fixed operating "HO" scale model railroad. Featuring digital control, sound and smoke. Free admission; however, donations at the door are gratefully accepted. Additional information and directions can be obtained at www.nvmr.org, by e-mail at nvmrinc@hotmail.com or by calling 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

Live Music. John Jennings & Friends perform at 7:30 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 18

<cal2>Book Discussion Group. Ask for this month's title at the Information desk. Adults. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 19

<cal2>"Denmark and Sweden: The Kingdoms of Scandinavia," an installation in the Alden Theatre's Travel and Adventure Film Series, is screened at 8 p.m., at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hosted by Jim Macdonald, filmmaker. Tickets are $9/$7 McLean district residents. Call 703-790-9223, or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Snowballs and Mittens. Celebrate winter with stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Toddle on Over. Stories and activities. Ages 15-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

Evening Book Club. Ask for this month's title at the Information desk. Adults. 7:30 p.m., at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Wonderful Ones. Storytime fun. Age 10-23 months with adult. 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

Mothers First — Great Falls is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms night out, and lectures. 10 a.m.-noon, at the Great Falls Library. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 21

<cal2>The Lunch Pack. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Ages 2-6 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770 to register.

Live Music. Debi Smith and Friends perform at 8 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 22

<cal2>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra highlights Latin American music at its 8 p.m. concert at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The performance begins at 8 p.m., with a free, pre-concert lecture by Dr. Rachel Franklin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50 and may be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or at www.tickets.com.

Live Show. The Barns at Wolf Trap hosts an evening with Badfinger at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.