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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/June 16

<cal2>Mothers First – Great Falls is dedicated to supporting women that have chosen to interrupt careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms’ night out, and lectures. June's meetings are June 16 and 30, at 10 a.m., at the Great Falls Library. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Walk in the Wild. 10:30 a.m. Favorite animal stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

Lunchtime Tots. 12 p.m. Stories and fun for toddlers. Bring a snack or brown bag lunch. Age 12-23 months with adult. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

Politicks, with The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise opening. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Thursday/June 17

<cal2>Riverdance. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets are $16-$70. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Junkyard Saints performs roots party music. 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.

Grow, Grow, Grow. 2 p.m. Stories, activities, and a craft about gardening. Ages 2-5 with adult. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

Fourth Annual Product Day Event, hosted by the Custom Builders Council. 1 - 4 p.m., at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. For more information, contact Susannah Griffiths at 202-965-6470.

Sam Fisher from Weekend Excursion and Taylor Roberts Music. Kriston Hoffman opens. 7:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Friday/June 18

<cal2>Harem of the Queens, a dance group specializing in North African and Turkish-style dance, performs at 7:30 p.m., at Tysons Corner Center, lower level, Community Stage. Call 703-893-9400 or visit www.ShopTysons.com.

Riverdance. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets are $16-$70. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Salieri’s "Falstaff," performed by the Wolf Trap Opera Company. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolftrap, Vienna. $56. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Seneca to Riverbend Kayak Tour. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call Riverbend Park, 703-759-9018. This 8-mile journey begins above the Seneca breaks, moves through Class I/II rapids and weaves through the Potowmack Canal, Watkins Island and Riverbend. Previous kayak experience required. Maximum 10 people. Prepaid reservations required. $65.

The Grandsons and 4 Way Street. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Saturday/June 19

<cal2>Riverdance. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets are $16-$70. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dale Alderman, author of "Being a Dad: The Stuff No One Told Me," visits B. Dalton Bookseller, 7932 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 1-3 p.m., for a book signing.

Colvin Run Dance Band. Dance to the Colvin Run Dance Band's Big Band sound, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., at the Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $12 per person. Last dance until September. For information, call 703-430-3342.

Peter McCory. 2:30 p.m. Drums, harmonica and more presented by a one-man-band. CDs available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library. All ages. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

Magician Joe Romano. 10:30 a.m. Popular books brought to life through the art of illusion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Ages 6-12. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

McLean School of Ballet & Jazz Concert. 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Theater on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Buy tickets at the McLean Arts Center, 1437 Emerson Ave., McLean, or call 703-356-3048.

"Reflections 2004," the Academy of Dance and Movement's recital, is performed at 12 and 4:30 p.m., at McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean Performances feature dances from each dance class offered by the studio and dances that will be performed at the Starquest Performing Arts Competition in July. Free.

"The New Jersey Party." The Ski Club of Washington, D.C. presents this event, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the VFW Hall in McLean. Come and enjoy typical New Jersey cuisine, beverages and dancing to a DJ. Dress casually or in "Sopranos" attire. Paying ahead by check, cost is $16 for SCWDC members, $18 for non-members; at the door, entrance is $18 members, $20 non-members. Call Gene Katzin at 301-681-5704.

Young and Rollins perform Latin guitar. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>SUNDAY/JUNE 20

<cal2>Mill Run Dulcimer Band Sunday Afternoon Concert. 2-4 p.m., at Colvin Run Mill. The performance is on the lawn if weather permits; otherwise it is in the barn. Donations. For information, call the park at 703-759-2771.

Lisa Moscatiello performs original music as part of the McLean Community Center's Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. 3 p.m. Free. McLean Central Park is located at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Boulevard. Call 703-790-0123, TTY 703-827-8255 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Father's Day Celebration. 12-4 p.m., at Colvin Run Mill Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The Northern Virginia Wood Carvers will teach a woodcarving lesson followed by a free concert by the Mill Run Dulcimer Band. Homemade ice cream available for 75 cents a cup. Free tours of the mill and miller's house for all fathers accompanied by their children. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Riverdance. 2 and 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets are $16-$70. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Salieri’s "Falstaff" by the Wolf Trap Opera Company. 2 p.m., at The Barns at Wolftrap, Vienna. $56. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Many Hats of a Park Ranger. 2-2:45 p.m. Learn about the different things park rangers do at Great Falls Park and parks all over the country. Learn how to help park rangers and the parks in efforts to conserve parklands. Meet at the ranger program area near Overlook 2, or, if weather is inclement, at the Visitor Center auditorium. The program is free; reservations required. Call 703-285-2965.

Wildflower Walk. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join biology professor Marion Lobstein to learn to identify wildflowers and the roles they play in the ecosystem at Great Falls Park. The program is free; reservations required. Call 703-285-2965.

Cravin' Dogs perform as part of the Concerts on the Green. 6-8 p.m., Great Falls Village Centre, at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road, Great Falls. Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets. Free to the public. For more information, call Helene Teel at 703-759-2485.

McLean School of Ballet & Jazz Concert. 2 p.m., at the Ernst Theater on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Buy tickets at the McLean Arts Center, 1437 Emerson Ave., McLean, or call 703-356-3048.

Sam Shaber, Teddy Goldstein and Amelia White perform acoustic music. 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Monday/June 21

<cal2>Willie Nelson and Family with special guest Chris Smither. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets are $20. In-house tickets are $36. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Music in McLean Summer Festival Concert. 8 p.m., Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The Washington Symphonic Brass will perform with organist Paul Skevington. Free to public. For more information, call 703-356-0670 or visit www.saintlukemclean.org.

Sweet Dreams. 7:30 p.m. Bedtime stories and activities. Come in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. All ages. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

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

Jamey Turner. 10:30 a.m. Musician uses everyday tools to perform. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Ages 6-12. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

Midweek Invasive Plant Removal, June 21-24, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., and/or 1-4 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Help tackle invasive plant species with the National Park Service's Exotic Plant Management Team. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteermd@tnc.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 22

<cal2>Salieri’s "Falstaff" by the Wolf Trap Opera Company. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolftrap, Vienna. $56. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Tom Jones. 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.

The Noise Guy. 10:30 a.m. Hilarious stories told with sound effects. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

Midweek Invasive Plant Removal, June 21-24, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., and/or 1-4 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Help tackle invasive plant species with the National Park Service's Exotic Plant Management Team. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteermd@tnc.org.

Michelle Malone and Kevin Kinney play rock. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/$12 at door. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 23

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

Ready, Set, Go. 7 p.m. Gold medal stories and songs with Barbara Effron. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library. All ages. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

Over the Hill and Far Away. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

Learn to Knit. 2 p.m. Supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Parents and caregivers welcome to assist. Ages 12-18. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

Midweek Invasive Plant Removal, June 21-24, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., and/or 1-4 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Help tackle invasive plant species with the National Park Service's Exotic Plant Management Team. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteermd@tnc.org.

An evening of classic jazz with The Mike Thornton Jazz Band and special guest Darcie Johnston. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Thursday/June 24

<cal2>"Oklahoma!" 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.

Mando Mafia performs traditional music from around the world as well as its own compositions. 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.

Pajamas and Popcorn. 7 p.m. Bring a favorite blanket for a family movie night. Call ahead to get list of featured films. Popcorn provided. All ages. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

The Noise Guy. 10:30 a.m. Hilarious stories told with sound effects. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

Midweek Invasive Plant Removal, June 21-24, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., and/or 1-4 p.m., at Great Falls Park. Help tackle invasive plant species with the National Park Service's Exotic Plant Management Team. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteermd@tnc.org.

<cal1>Friday/June 25

<cal2>"Oklahoma!" 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets $18-$60. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Ready, Set, Go. 10:30 a.m. Gold medal stories and songs with Barbara Effron. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library. All ages. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

The Skylighters featuring Mike Auldridge, Jimmy Gaudreau, Eric Brace, Martin Lynds and Jim Gray. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JUNE 26

<cal2>Water Gardening in Outdoor Containers. 10 a.m., at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. horticulturist Laurie Short will demonstrate techniques to create and maintain water gardens in containers. $5 fee. Reservations required. For more information or to register, call 703-255-3631.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater presents “Pig Tales.” 1:30-2:15 p.m., at Tysons Corner Center, lower level, Community Stage. Call 703-893-9400 or visit www.ShopTysons.com.

"Oklahoma!" 2 and 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Tickets $18-$48 for the 2 p.m. performance and $18-$60 for the 8 p.m. performance. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Potomac's Past Kayak Tour. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018. Must be at least 13. Take a trip back in time. No experience necessary. Reservations and prepayment required. $39.

Nature at Night Hike. 8-10 p.m., Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018. Bring a picnic supper or reserve one. Bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. $10, plus an additional $10 for each reserved picnic.

Ice Cream Making. 12-4 p.m., at Colvin Run Mill Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, 703-759-2771. Samples are 75 cents.

AAUW Used Book collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the SunTrust Bank, 515 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias accepted. Call 703-759-5112. The sale benefits scholarships for women.

<cal1>Sunday/June 27

<cal2>The Commodores, the U.S. Navy's premier jazz ensemble, performs as part of the McLean Community Center's Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. 3 p.m. Free. McLean Central Park is located at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Boulevard. Call 703-790-0123, TTY 703-827-8255 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Teddy Bear Picnic. 2 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Bring a favorite teddy bear for picnic snacks, stories and a craft. Space is limited. Ages 3-6, with adult. Prepaid reservations required by June 13. $5 per child. Call 703-759-2771.

"Oklahoma!" 2 and 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.

"Celebrating the Arts: an Evening of Performing and Fine Arts." 4-7 p.m., at Dominican Retreat, 7103 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. This arts fair benefits Retreat House and offers exhibits, demonstrations and sales of artwork. Classical music is offered by the Ad Hoc Singers and the Friday Morning Music Club. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 703-356-4243.

Riverbend Park Dragonfly Count. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverbend Visitor Center, 703-759-9018. Participate in the park's ongoing dragonfly survey. Bring a lunch, water and binoculars. Reservations required. Free.

Iona performs as part of the Concerts on the Green. 6-8 p.m., Great Falls Village Centre, at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road, Great Falls. Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets. Free to the public. For more information, call Helene Teel at 703-759-2485.

Dragonfly Count at Riverbend Park. 10 a.m. -3 p.m., count and net dragonflies for the larger Potomac River dragonfly survey. Bring a lunch, water and binoculars. Bring a net or borrow one from the park. The event is free, but reservations are required. Riverbend Nature Center is located a 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls. Call the park at 703-759-9018.

David Massey CD Release Party. Emily and Susan Hsu of Exit Clov open. 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.

<cal1>Monday/June 28

<cal2>Journey. 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets are $20. In-house tickets are $42. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

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

Peter McCory. 2:30 p.m. Drums, harmonica and more presented by a one-man band. CDs available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 29

<cal2>Ben Folds, Guster, Rufus Wainwright. 7 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets are $25. In-house tickets are $36. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Jamey Turner. 7 p.m. Musician uses everyday tools to perform. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. 7:30 p.m. "The Virgin Blue," by Tracy Chevalier. Adults. No registration is required. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. To register, call 703-790-8088.