Vienna Arts Society. Through April 3, "What Lies Beyond" featuring Janice Burns, an abstract/realistic watercolorist. Janice receives inspiration from her visual experiences especially in old-world places like Zanzibar and China. There's a drawing for one of her original realistic watercolors "Pink Peony" on Saturday April 3. Visit the gallery to register for a chance to win. The gallery is located in the Village Green Shopping Center at 513 Maple Ave. West. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.viennaartssociety.org.
Chinese Silk Painting. Through April 4, at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Paintings by Lillian T. Elkey feature formal Chinese paintings with layers of transparent washes on the back and front of the material. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; closed Monday.
GMU Student Art Exhibit. Through March 31, George Mason University, Mason Hall Atrium and Concert Hall galleries. Art and Visual Technology Graduate Student Exhibit 2004 features digital arts, painting, photography, printmaking and mixed media. Atrium hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Concert Hall, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call gallery office at 703-993-8865.
Photos and Fused Glass. Through April 5, "March Out of Winter" at The Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Jane Ernst of Springfield shows her digitally interpreted photos and David Barnes of Sterling exhibits his fused glass. The gallery is open Monday-Sunday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-494-0584.
Children's Programs. Every Wednesday in March, at 10 a.m., at Borders at Tysons Corner, is Wednesday Morning Storytime. Members of the staff read stories and sing songs for children. Every Saturday, at 10 a.m., it’s singer-storyteller Mr. Knick Knack. Borders is located at 8027 Leesburg Pike. Call 703-556-7766.
Waterford Weavers Gallery. Fairfax Arts Center, 3949 Chain Bridge Road, Studio 4, behind the post office. Original fiber art. Free parking, handicapped accessible. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays, noon-8 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Call 703-385-4800, email@example.com. For more information, contact Cynthia Hull at 703-860-4814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vienna Toastmasters. Group meets twice a month at 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Participants will have the opportunity to improve communication skills. For more information, call Jim Tompkins 703-201-6555. Upcoming meetings include March 10 and 24; April 14 and 28; May 12 and 26; June 9 and 23.
Toastmasters Saturday Morning. Too busy during the week for Toastmasters? Join this club, which meets Saturday at 10 a.m. twice a month in Vienna Presbyterian Church, Room 376. Improve communication and presentation skills in a supportive environment. Contact Ian Wright at 703-812-2740 or e-mail email@example.com
The Newcomers Club of Vienna and Friends. A women's social club open to everyone in Northern Virginia. The club has three non-smoking bridge events each month: a social bridge club held on the first Tuesday of the month and a duplicate bridge club on the third and fourth Wednesday of every month. All the events are at the Marco Polo Restaurant in Vienna and include a buffet lunch. The club also has a monthly book exchange lunch bunch and various trips and tours on a monthly basis. Call 703-560-4437 or 703-938-3505.
The Fairfax Jubil-Aires. Members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America meet Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Visitors are always welcome. For information on membership, call 703-968-4292. For information on performance, call Mike Huddleston at 703-228-3250 or at 703-968-0263 or visit www.thefairfaxjubilaires.org.
Club Phoenix Teen Center. Teens meet at Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and ping pong tables and more for Vienna-area middle-school students. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-6360.
Library Disability Access Services. Library group serves individuals with disabilities, sponsors a support group for seniors and people with low vision, at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The VIP (Visually Impaired Person) Vienna Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave. E. in Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-0405.
Job Hunters Forum. The Women's Center hosts this event on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9 p.m. The forum offers support for women and men who are actively searching for jobs. Cost is $10 members, $25 nonmembers each session. Call 703-281-2657 for more information about events and workshops at the Center.
New Beginnings. A nonprofit support group for separated and divorced individuals, has six meetings a month in the area on different nights in various locations in members' homes. Call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.
Mothers & More of Northern Virginia. A support organization for mothers who have altered their career path to care for their young children at home. General meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Fairfax County Government Center at 7:30 p.m. Call toll-free at 866-716-7766 for more information.
New Mothers Lunch Group. Mothers and babies newborn to 8 months old, are invited for lunch, speakers, discussions and a fun, different program every week. Meet other new moms and babies in the Northern Virginia area. Babies are welcome. Reservations are required and each lunch costs $20. For additional information, contact Rochelle Goldberg at 703-961-9179, firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.event-builders.com.
Swing Dancing. Every Wednesday night at the Potomac Swing Dancing Club Room, 146 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, across from Whole Foods. Beginning jitterbug/Lindy Hop lessons are at 7:30 p.m., and dancing continues 8:30-11 p.m. Club members pay $10 for the lesson and dance, $6 for dance alone. Nonmembers pay $12 for lesson and dance, $8 for dance alone. For more information, call Donna Barker at 703-978-0375 or visit www.erols.com/swing4me.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Meets every second Tuesday at 8 p.m., at Beverly Hills Methodist Church, 3512 Old Dominion Blvd. For more information, call 301-439-FLAG or visit pflagdc.org.
Open Mike with Steve Key. Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, 703-255-1566, Ext. 8, www.jamminjava.com.
'Banjo Man.' The Banjo Man, Frank Cassel, performs a musical children's show every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for 45 minutes at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. A donation of $5 per child is recommended. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes. Offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 24 locations in Northern Virginia. The cost is $40 per semester, textbook included. Call 703-534-9805, Ext. 222, or visit www.ccda.net for schedule.
Personalized Internet Training. Learn to use the Web or increase skills. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for an appointment, 703-790-8088. Adults.
Springfield Music Club. A local organization that meets September through May on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings and programs usually take place at Jordan Kitt's Showroom on Gallows Road in Vienna at 10 a.m. The 30-minute business meeting is open to members, and programs that follow the meetings are open to all interested. Programs range from opera to baroque trios to member recitals. The club also offers workshops for music teachers. The club is made up of over 150 members who are professional music teachers, performers and music lovers. To learn more about the club or its programs, contact Marcia Chaplin, president, at 703-281-5342.
'Personal Safety.' A crime prevention class for women at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E. The class includes basic education in crime prevention and risk reduction measures, and practice in physical self-defense techniques. For dates and times, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.
Roller Skating for Children. Fridays, March 5, 12 and 26, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Admission is $1 for children; 50 cents for each adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and participants must furnish their own skates and safety equipment. For information, call 703-255-6360.
Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn to use the Web or increase skill level. Call for an appointment. Ages 12 and up. At the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227 to register.
Personalized Internet and Catalog Training. Basics for beginners. Call for an appointment. Adults. At the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Ongoing programs, classes and social opportunities for all ages. The Center is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Call 703-323-0880.
Irish Country Dance. A Ceili (Irish country dance) sponsored by the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) will take place on the second Saturday of every month except July and August at the John Wood Center, located at 3730 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. The Bog Wanderers Ceili Band plays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members, $10; non-members, $12; ages 6-16, $6; children under 6, free. Maximum family charge $25. Coffee, tea and soda bread free. Soft drinks 75 cents. Call 703-521-4340.