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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 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 prepurchased 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.

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.

Live Music. Adelyn, Ross Copperman and Indigenous Womb performs at Jammin' Java at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. For more information call 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 30

<cal2>Mothers First – Great Falls is dedicated to supporting women who 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. 10 a.m., at the Great Falls Library. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Linda Ronstadt and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 8:30 p.m., at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna. Lawn tickets $25. In-house tickets $42. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 703-218-6500 or 800-955-5566, or visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Great Zucchini. 10:30 a.m. Wacky interactive magic show. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library. Ages 2-6 with adult. At Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call 703-356-0770.

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.

The Noise Guy. 2:30 p.m. Hilarious stories told with sound effects. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Ages 6-12. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. To register, call 703-757-8560.

Reptile World. 2:30 p.m. Meet a variety of live, large, colorful, and gentle reptiles from all over the world. 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.

State Radio featuring Chad from Dispatch and The Casual Fiasco. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling 703-255-1566 Ext. 8.