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JANUARY

<cal2>Family Fun Bingo Night. Jan. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. $20 per family, registration required. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Concert. Jan. 22, 8 p.m., at George Mason University Patriot Center. Mayuko Kamio, violin. Order tickets at Tickets.com or 703-218-6500.

<cal1>FEBRUARY

<cal2>McLean Health and Beauty Expo. Feb. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>MARCH

<cal2>Prayer Breakfast. Since 2002, an annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council has taken place at one of the member churches in Great Falls. For more information, call 703-759-6068.

Annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Center. The conference, taking place in March, focuses on issues affecting the status and condition of women. Register by calling 703-281-2657.

Taste of McLean. March 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Local restaurants sell tastes of their entrees at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Annual genealogy conference, sponsored by the Fairfax Genealogical Society. The conference takes place every year in March. The conference is an all-day, in-depth presentation by nationally-known genealogists designed to enhance one's genealogical research skills. Members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society receive a discount of $5 off the registration fee.

Bunny Tales. March 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Concert. March 19, 8 p.m., George Mason University Patriot Center. Adam Ebert, clarinet, Marion Baker, cello. Order tickets at Tickets.com or 703-218-6500.

<cal1>APRIL

<cal2>Easter Celebration. Good Friday Service on Good Friday, noon to 3 p.m., and Easter Sunrise Service at Great Falls Park. Both are sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council and open to everyone. Call 703-759-6068.

Annual Garage Sale. April 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Business Bank Parking Garage. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Adeler Jewelers Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt, hosted the Sunday before Easter at the Village Center, 2 -4:30 p.m. Organized by Adeler Jewelers with individual merchants contributing rides and games.

Storybook Festival. April 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Concert. April 29, 8 p.m., at George Mason University Patriot Center. Thomas Schumacher, piano. Order tickets at Tickets.com or 703-218-6500.

<cal1>MAY

<cal2>McLean Day Festival. May 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Lewinsville Park, located at 1659 Chain Bridge Road. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center. Call 703-790-0123.

Market Fair at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. 703-442-7557.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Concert. May 14, 8 p.m., George Mason University Patriot Center, Phillipe Quint, violin. Order tickets at Tickets.com or 703-218-6500.

<cal1>JUNE

<cal2>Annual Golf Tournament. Sponsored by Brogue Charities, the event takes place June 21, Former Intelligence Officers.) at Reston National. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

<cal1>JULY

<cal2>Fourth of July “hometown celebration” at the Turner Farm in Great Falls. July 4, 6 p.m. Sponsored by Brogue Charities. Rides, entertainment, food and fireworks. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

5 Kilometer Run, sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council, takes place on July 4, 7:15 a.m., at First Union Bank in Great Falls. Call 703-759-6068.

Baby Parade, sponsored by the Great Falls Newcomers, takes place every year on July 5 at the Village Centre. Registration is at 8 a.m. The event is for children ages 2 and up and their parents. Prizes given for best-decorated wagons, strollers, etc. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

Community Parade on July 5, 10 a.m., at Village Centre and Great Falls Shopping Center. Features antique cars, horses, bicycles, floats, fire engines and live music, sponsored by the Great Falls Friends.

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, sponsored by Village Centre merchants, take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

Market Fair. July 17-18, at Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, weather permitting. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and children ages 3-12 and includes a visit to the farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean. For more information, call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

<cal1> AUGUST

<cal2>Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, sponsored by Village Centre merchants, take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

Tobacco Harvest. Aug. 29, 1-4 p.m., at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. 703-442-7557.

<cal1>SUMMER/FALL

<cal2>McLean Farmers Market. Fridays, May 9-Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Lewinsville Park on Chain Bridge Road.

Ice Cream Making at Colvin Run Mill Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, 703-759-2771. Samples are 75 cents.

Dragonfly Count at Riverbend Park. Count and net dragonflies for the larger Potomac River dragonfly survey. Free. Riverbend Nature Center is located at 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls. Call the park at 703-759-9018.

Grinding Grain. Sundays, 12-3 p.m., at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Fresh cornmeal, grits and whole wheat flour are for sale in the Colvin Run General Store. Call 703-759-2771 for more information.

The Northern Virginia Carvers give free woodcarving lessons with a nominal charge for wood blanks on every first and third Sunday of the summer months at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. A series of free concerts in McLean Central Park at 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., through July, on Sundays, at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the McLean Community Center, Cox Communications, West Group, New Dominion Women's Club, 703-790-0123.

<cal1>SEPTEMBER

<cal2>Community Garage Sale. Sept. 11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., at the Business Bank Parking Garage. Call 703-790-0123.

Business Awards. Late September, at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

Used Book Sale. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Call 703-821-1280.

McLean Kids Series: DinoRock Productions. September through May, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap National Park, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting the Wolf Trap box office.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Concert. Sept. 18, 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Jamie Laredo, violin soloist, Tickets must be ordered through Tickets.com, 703-218-6500.

<cal1>OCTOBER

<cal2>Great Falls Halloween Festival. Oct. 31, at the Village Green Centre. Includes a haunted house. Sponsored by Great Falls Friends and Great Falls Newcomers.

Cultural Festival and Bazaar. Oct. 2, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

McLean Kids Series in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

18th Century Market Fair. Third weekend of October, at Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, weather permitting. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and children ages 3-12 and includes a visit to the farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean. For more information, call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Peter Serkin, pianist. Tickets must be ordered through Tickets.com at 703-218-6500.

<cal1>NOVEMBER

<cal2>Thanksgiving Eve Service. Sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council. Call 703-759-3705.

Fall Fund-raiser. First weekend of November. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

27th Annual McLean Antique Show and Sale, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Tickets are $6. Call 703-790-0123

Museum Shops Holiday Collection. Nov. 26-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Shop for items from the shops of several area museums, including Monticello, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Freer Gallery and the Delaware Art Museum. Sponsored by the McLean Project for the Arts. Call 703-790-0123.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 12, 8 p.m., at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Ji Yong, piano. Order tickets at Tickets.com or 703-218-6500.

Threshing Day. Nov. 21, 1-4 p.m., at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 703-442-7557.

Kid’s Stuff Sale. Nov. 22, from noon to 2 p.m. Children can bring their old toys to sell at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., 703-790-0123.

Museum Shops Holiday Collection. Nov. 26-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Shop for items from the shops of several area museums, including Monticello, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Freer Gallery and the Delaware Art Museum. Sponsored by the McLean Project for the Arts. Call 703-790-0123.

<cal1>DECEMBER

<cal2>36th Annual Holiday House Tour and Boutique. Cost is $20 for tour. Boutique is free and takes place at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Sponsored by the Woman's Club of McLean, 703-356-0089.

Holiday Open House sponsored by the Village Centre Merchants at Great Falls Village Centre.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Great Falls Village Centre.

McLean Holiday Craft Show. Dec. 3-5, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Reindog Parade. Dec. 6, 8 a.m., at the Langley Shopping Center. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

Gingerbread House Workshop. Dec. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.