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<lst>To have community events listed free in The Vienna/Oakton Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Nina M. Dry at vienna@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call 703-917-6422.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 24

<cal2>Live Music. Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley performs at 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Live Music. Last Train Home performs at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $16. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Live Music. Rock musician Mary Prankster and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band perform at 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Tree Lighting. The eighth annual tree lighting ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Strolling Carolers in Olde English fashion provide musical entertainment while guests enjoy holiday confections, hot spiced cider, roasted chestnuts, holiday cookies and a visit by Santa Claus. For more information, call 703-917-5498. The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is located at 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean.

Craft Show. Members of Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild present the 22nd annual Art & Craft Showcase, featuring 75 juried artists, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Admission is $1. For more information, call 703-938-8306 or 703-648-9258.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 27

<cal2>Live Music. John Eaton performs at 7:30 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $25. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Live Music. The Brindley Brothers perform at 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Craft Show. Members of Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild present the 22nd annual Art & Craft Showcase, featuring 75 juried artists, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Admission is $1. For more information, call 703-938-8306 or 703-648-9258.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 28

<cal2>Live Performance. Grammy-Award winner Steven Curtis Champman performs at 7:30 p.m., at George Mason University’s Patriot Center. Tickets are $30.50 and $27 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charged by phone at 703-573-SEAT. For information about accessible seating for patrons with disabilities call 703-993-3035.

Craft Show. Members of Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild present the 22nd annual Art & Craft Showcase, featuring 75 juried artists, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Admission is $1. For more information, call 703-938-8306 or 703-648-9258.

Tree Stop. The United States Capitol Holiday Tree comes to Vienna and is on display from 6-8 p.m., on Historic Church Street. Festivities include a presentation of ornaments, celebration speakers, holiday entertainment, carriage rides, a petting zoo, children's crafts, visits from Santa and Rudolph, and more. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 29

<cal2>Holiday Stroll. The Town of Vienna sponsors its annual Church Street Holiday Stroll from 6-9 p.m. Activities include a visit from Santa at the Historic Freeman store, musical performances, Mayor Jane Seeman lighting the Holiday Tree at Mill Street. For more information, call 703-938-5187.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 30

<cal2>Book Talk. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library sponsors Book Talk for Book Lovers. Featured read is Roddy Doyle's "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha." For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 1

<cal2>Barns Dance. The Barns at Wolf Trap presents a general admission dance at 8 p.m. Live entertainment provided by BeauSoleil. Tickets are $22. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Tales for Twos. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to 2 year olds, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

So Many Books. Author and reporter Sara Nelson describes a year's worth of books and its impact at 7:30 p.m., at Patrick Henry Library. Open to adults. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Live Show. Tony Lucca performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tony is joined by Ross Copperman and Kristen Diable. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 2

<cal2>Barns Dance. The Barns at Wolf Trap presents a general admission dance at 8 p.m. Live entertainment provided by BeauSoleil. Tickets are $22. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Holiday Show. James Madison High School presents the 25th annual Tiny Tots Holiday Concert at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $4. Concert includes Madison's Wind Symphony and Color Guard, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and some very special guests. For more information, call 703-938-0350.

Tales for Tots. Patrick Henry Library presents stories for ages birth to 5, with an adult, at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Live Show. Folk musician Eric Andersen performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 3

<cal2>Live Performance. The Barns at Wolf Trap presents the Windham Hill Winter Solstice Tour, featuring Will Ackerman, Liz Story, Samite and David Cullen, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Holiday Show. James Madison High School presents the 25th annual Tiny Tots Holiday Concert at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $4. Concert includes Madison's Wind Symphony and Color Guard, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and some very special guests. For more information, call 703-938-0350.

Holiday Performance. George Mason University presents 'A Chanticleer Christmas,' featuring spirituals and traditional gospel music in arrangements by Chanticleer's music director Joseph Jennings and the GRAMMY award-winning, all-male vocal ensemble, at 8 p.m. at GMU's Center for the Arts. An artistic discussion takes place 45-minutes prior to the curtain in the hall's Grand Tier. Tickets are $22-$44, and can be purchased online at www.tickets.com or charged by phone by calling 703-218-6500. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Live Music. Pop performer Ari Hest perfroms at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Ari is joined by Alternate Routes. Tickets are $12, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 4

<cal2>Used Book Sale. Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Library sponsor a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the library. For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Craft Fair. Flint Hill Elementary sponsors its 12th annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school, 2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna. Event includes crafts, a Secret Santa shop for children to do their shopping, free gift wrapping, photos with Santa, Book Fair, food and a bake sale. For more information, call 703-242-6160.

Live Show. Caroline Herring and The Dog Waggers perform at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 5

<cal2>Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Winter Concert. The Capital Wind Symphony presnts a winter concert at 3 p.m., in the auditorium of McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children ages 6 and younger are admitted free. For more information, e-mail carroll@mailaka.net.

Live Show. Jammin' Java presents A Winter's Eve, featuring Alison Brown, John Doyle and Andrea Zonn. Show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20. For more information, call 703-255-1566. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 6

<cal2>Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Book Club. Patrick Henry hosts a young adult book club at 5 p.m., for ages 9-14. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Microsoft Windows on Wheels visits the Micro Center in Fairfax. Experience a glimpse of today’s digital home, showcasing the latest technology from Microsoft Corp. and industry partners that allows consumers to see first-hand how they can enjoy and experience digital entertainment throughout the home or on the go — including digital music, photos, TV, video and more. 3-8 p.m., at Micro Center, 3089 Nutley St., Fairfax. Free.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 7

<cal2>Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Stories in Motion. Multicultural stories told by Elaine Murray at 7:30 p.m., at Patrick Henry Library. Event sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation to honor 9-11 victim Shelley Marshall. Open to all ages. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Microsoft Windows on Wheels visits the Micro Center in Fairfax. Experience a glimpse of today’s digital home, showcasing the latest technology from Microsoft Corp. and industry partners that allows consumers to see first-hand how they can enjoy and experience digital entertainment throughout the home or on the go — including digital music, photos, TV, video and more. 3-8 p.m., at Micro Center, 3089 Nutley St., Fairfax. Free.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 8

<cal2>FIRST DAY OF CHANUKAH

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Tales for Twos. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to 2 year olds, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Time for Twos. Stories, songs and fingerplays at 11 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to ages 24-35 months, with an adult. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Live Show. Roots rocker Mark McKay performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-25-1566.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 9

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Lap Time Tales. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m., for ages 13-23 months, with caregiver. For more information or to register, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 10:30 a.m. and then again at 7 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Family Dinner. The Chanukah Family Dinner takes place at 7 p.m. in Tysons. The program includes Shabbat and Chanukah Songs and a complete five-course Shabbat holiday dinner. For more information or to RSVP, call 703-426-1980.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451.

Live Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents the Boys Choir of Harlem at 8 p.m., at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $22-$44, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Musical Performance. Bill Kirchen performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 11

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. To schedule an appointment, call 703-356-3451.

Live Music. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents The Canadian Brass at 7 p.m., at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

Santa Luncheon. Santa visits to hear all of your holiday wishes and have lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center. Menu includes hot dogs, chips, juice and cookies. Also, Lawrence the Magician provides entertainment after lunch. Cost is $4.50 per person, infants younger than one are admitted for free. Participants are also asked to bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the Vienna Police Department's Santa Ride at the time of ticket purchase. For tickets or for more information, call 703-255-6360.

Theater Performance. The Kaleidoscope Theater Company presents the play, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," at 11 a.m. Open to ages 6-12. For more information or to register, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Open House. The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. is hosting an open House on Saturday, from 1-5 p.m. Come and see the action on Northern Virginia's largest fixed operating "HO" scale model railroad. Featuring digital control, sound and smoke. Also, visit the W&OD railroad's real caboose. The club is located in the historic Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, 231 Dominion Road in downtown Vienna. Free admission, though cash or check donations are welcome. For more information or directions visit www.nvmr.org, e-mail nvmrinc@hotmail.com, or call 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 12

<cal2>Sesame Street Live. "Elmo's Coloring Book," featuring a rainbow of Sesame Street Live friends comes to George Mason University's Patriot Center. Show starts at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and tickets are $14-$23, plus applicable service charges. For more information, visit www.sesamestreetlive.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT, visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Patriot Center box office. Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax.

Chanukah Wonderland. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia and Chabad@Tysons sponsors the Chanukah Wonderland, 3,000 square feet of Judaic activity and entertainment for the entire family, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2095 Chain Bridge Road. Event includes Chanukah programs and activities for children and adults. Free. For more information, call 703-356-3451

Holiday Show. The GMU Holiday Concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or by visiting www.tickets.com.

Live Show. Jane Siberry performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $22 in advanced or $25 at the doors, and can be purchased online at www.jamminjava.com or by calling 703-255-1566.