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Wednesday/March 23

Theater. Hitchhiking rabbits, insomniac hippos, guilty raccoons and giant caterpillars will soon scamper across the CenterStage, amazing children aged 4 to 104, at Reston's CenterStage, at 8 p.m. when the Imago Theater presents "Biglittlethings." Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, the creators of Imago Theater and Biglittlethings, have been called alchemists, magicians, theatrical animators and physical comedians. This show is suitable for ages 9 and older. Tickets are $15. Tickets for all CenterStage events may be reserved by telephone from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day at the Reston Community Center Information and Service Desk, or purchased in person during Box Office hours. Box Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; and two hours prior to curtain times. Payment with Visa or Mastercard is required at time of reservation. For season telephone orders, brochures, directions, or information call 703-476-4500. The Reston Community Center makes reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with hearing disabilities may make ticket purchases and equipment reservations by calling the TTY number, 703-476-4500.

Local History. The Herndon Historical Society presents "Saving Our History" by Margaret Peck. A native of the Herndon area, she grew up in Floris. She has had a long interest in the history of the western section of Fairfax County and will talk about the steps necessary to preserve our local history. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m., in the Herndon Train Depot on Lynn Street. Contact Chuck Mauro at 703-787-9879 or cmauro10@aol.com, or www.herndonhistoricalsociety.org. The public is invited.

Thursday/March 24

Political Forum. The Republican Club of Greater Reston will have speakers from both Republican campaigns for governor at its March meeting at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Reston Regional Library. Attorney General, Jerry Kilgore, will be represented by Nick Meads, his Fairfax County Regional Director. The other Republican candidate for governor, George Fitch, the mayor of Warrenton, will be there. Come and learn more about these two candidates for governor, both of whom promise lower taxes if elected. Call Mary Buff at 703-904-0428.

Friday/March 25

Play. The Reston Community Players present "HONK," a family musical Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. March 4-26. Matinee performances on Sunday, March 13, and Sunday, March 20, at 2:30 p.m. Reston Community Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 for tickets. Visit www.restonplayers.org.

Blood drive. Hosted by the Reston Chamber of Commerce. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Reston Chamber, 1763 Fountain Drive. Every donor will receive a Vintage Red Cross T-shirt. Call 703-707-9045 to schedule a donation.

Saturday/March 26

Benefit. Join Food For Others, a nonprofit food bank and food rescue operation in Northern Virginia, for a Benefit Trail Run. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, at the end of Marcey Road off Military Road in North Arlington, at 8:30 a.m., registration begins at 7:30 a.m. $18 in advance; $20 on race day. Visit www.vhtrc.org/events/pot-over-05.htm or contact Ed Demoney at 703-207-9173.

Music. The Audubon Quartet returns to the CenterStage to celebrate the spring holiday season. Join the quartet for an afternoon of beautiful music at 3 p.m. Founded in 1974, the Audubon Quartet were the first American string quartet ever to win a first prize in an international string quartet competition. This show is suitable for ages 9 and older. Tickets are $15. Tickets for all CenterStage events may be reserved by telephone from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day at the Reston Community Center Information and Service Desk, or purchased in person during Box Office hours. Box Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; and two hours prior to curtain times. Payment with Visa or Mastercard is required at time of reservation. For season telephone orders, brochures, directions or more information call 703-476-4500 or www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston

Community Center makes reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with hearing disabilities may make ticket purchases and equipment reservations by calling the TTY number: 703-476-4500.

Weed Warrior Project. Volunteers target invasive exotics this month — English Ivy and Pachysandra at Glade Stream Valley, from 9 a.m.-noon. Park along Soapstone Drive, in between Glade and Lawyers. Park on the west side of the road and meet on the path. Invasive weeds are able to suppress native plants for water and for sunlight. RA is coordinating volunteer efforts to remove and control these highly detrimental invaders the fourth Saturday of every month. Confirm participation so that there will be enough tools on hand. Contact Ha Brock, volunteer coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or by e-mail to habrock@reston.org.

Play. The Reston Community Players present "HONK," a family musical Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. March 4-26. Matinee performances on Sunday, March 13, and Sunday, March 20, at 2:30 p.m. Reston Community Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 for tickets. Visit www.restonplayers.org.

Monday/March 28

Lecture. Eileen Kugler, author of "Debunking the Middle Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools are Good for All Kids" will be speaking at South Lakes High School at 7 p.m. A former Annandale High School parent, Eileen Kugler will be discussing her passion, the benefits of an education in a diverse school. Contact Shane Wolfe at shane.wolfe@fcps.edu or Terraset Elementary School at 703-390-5600 For information about Eileen Kugler, visit http://www.kuglercom.com.

Tuesday/March 29

Concert. Bruce Davies will appear at the Folk Club of Reston-Herndon. The club meets at the Tortilla Factory Restaurant at 648 Elden St., Herndon. Dinner and social time begins at 6 p.m. and the entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door on Tuesday nights at the weekly open mike, $10 non members/$9 members.

Thursday/March 31

Fairfax Genealogical Society Meeting. Lecturer, Marie Melchiori, CGRS, CGL, will discuss “What’s New at the Archives: A Researchers View of Archives 1 & 2,” 7:30-9 p.m. at Oakton High Middle School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Free; visit www.fxgs.org.

Friday/April 1

Health/Beauty. Experience Aveda’s newest styling product, Control Tape, at Jouvence Aveda at Reston Town Center. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. To attend, call 703-904-6900. Resource Center. Join Vecinos Unidos/Neighbors United and Congressman Frank Wolf in celebrating Herndon's new Youth Safe Haven from 2-3 p.m. at 1086 Elden St. in the Dulles Park Shopping Center. RSVP by March 28 to Sandy Amato at 703-405-2631.

Symposium. The day-long program Drink Up! Beverages in Early America, 1750-1850, will explore the variety of liquid refreshments available in early American homes and taverns, who was drinking what, when and where, and how they were processed, procured stored and served. The symposium is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the History Department of George Mason University. Speakers include Eleanor Breen from Mount Vernon, Frank Clark from Colonial Williamsburg, Ellen Denker, an independent historian, David Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute and Justin Sarafin from Monticello. Interpretive activities, tabletop displays, and sale of resource books will accompany the program. Cost per person is $65. Advance registration is required and must be received by March 21. To request a registration form, e-mail susan.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov or call Historic Collections at 703-631-1429.

Saturday/April 2

Watershed Cleanup. 17th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, from 9 a.m.-noon. This year's theme, Take Pride in Our Potomac: It Starts in Your Backyard!, emphasizes that the health of the Potomac depends not only on what is done along its shores, but also on what is done throughout the watershed — in yards, parks and playgrounds, anywhere water drains into the Potomac. Reston Association and volunteers will be targeting several sites throughout Reston. Everyone is invited. Rain or shine. RSVP to Diana Saccone 703-435-6560 or e-mail diana@reston.org.

Sunday/April 3

Spring Carnival. Terraset Elementary Spring Carnival from 1-4 p.m. will include games, entertainment, silent auction, pizza, cake walk and great prizes. Terraset Elementary is located at 11411 Ridge Heights Road between Soapstone Road and South Lakes Drive in Reston. Terraset Elementary, a Fairfax County Public School, is the educational home for over 500 Reston students. For more information, or directions, please contact Terraset Elementary at 703-390-5600. Items available at the Silent Auction are featured at http://www.terrasetpta.org.

Orchestra Gala. Supporters of the McLean Orchestra will enjoy an evening “Rendezvous at the Ritz,” the theme for this year’s annual Patrons’ Gala. Presented by First Service Bank and The Vineyard of Virginia, the event will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean. Proceeds from the Gala will make possible the many programs and activities sponsored by the McLean Orchestra. Tying in with the Orchestra’s “Classified” theme during its 2004-2005 season, the evening promises “top secret” and live auctions, dance maneuvers, and a reconnaissance mission through the mysterious, exciting and profound world of espionage and music. A gourmet, three-course dinner will be served, along with passed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. For information regarding this year’s Patrons’ Gala, or to reserve tickets to the event, call 703-893-8646. McLean Orchestra is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Youth Concert. The American Youth Philharmonic comprises over 100 promising young musicians from the metropolitan area and regularly performs with distinguished guest artists. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the organization. American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras will feature flutist Marina Piccinini. George Mason University Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Adults are $14, Student/Senior are $10. Advance tickets and information call 703-642-8051, ext. 22. Tickets are also available at the door.

Comedy/Improv. Capitol Steps, a professional comedy troop, is coming to Westfield High School’s auditorium at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the WHS Orchestra Program. Tickets are $27 and doors open at 4:30 p.m. for general seating. Call 703-488-6363, Ext. 7181 or visit www.capsteps.com.

Health Seminar. Celiac Disease Lectures and Workshops, from noon-8:30 p.m., at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Free and open to the public. Learn about living and loving every aspect of the gluten-free life, don't just survive on the gluten-free diet, thrive on the gluten-free adult and children's programs and workshops. Practical guidelines on preparing for social events, discover ways for children to feel special and not set apart. Call 703-471-5047 or e-mail mvineyard40@comcast.net or visit www.csaceliacs.org/RegConfChp100.php.

Country-Western Dance. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Participants dance to recorded music and enjoy light refreshment. Admission is $5 per person. Call 703-476-4500 or visit the Web site at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road.

Wizards Basketball. Join the Reston Association for a chartered bus trip to see the Washington Wizards play the Indiana Pacers. 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $56 Reston residents; $60 nonresidents. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Bus leaves from the Reston Association. Call 703-435-6530 or e-mail Ashleigh@reston.org to register.

Marcus Roberts Trio. This jazz trio will jazz up Reston's CenterStage at 8 p.m. with their program "In the Footsteps of Giants," a tribute to the legends of jazz. The trio includes Marcus Roberts on piano, Roland Guerin on bass, and Jason Marsalis on drums. "In the Footsteps of Giants includes the trio's interpretations of the works of Scott Joplin, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington and others. This show is suitable for ages 9 and older. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by telephone, or from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. every day at the Reston Community Center Information & Service Desk, or purchased in person during Box Office hours. Box Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and two hours prior to curtain times. Call 703-476-4500 or visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

AARP Dulles Area Chapter Wine and Cheese Reception. 4-6 p.m., in the Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne. Information on local and national AARP activities will be available and board members will answer questions about chapter meetings, social events, and community service projects. To be eligible for local chapter membership, one must be age 50 or over and a member of AARP national or join at the same time.

Monday/April 4

Author Visit. Madeleine Albright author of Madam Secretary. The former U.S. Secretary of State discusses her bestselling memoir, now available in paperback. 7:30 p.m. at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

Tuesday/April 5

Children's Book Event. Patrick Carman author of Dark Hills Divide. The best-selling author talks with kids about the first book in his “Land of Elyon” fantasy series. 7 p.m. at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

Support Group. INOVA Fairfax Hospital’s Amputee Support Group meets from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Telestar Court Building, Gemini Room, 2990 Telestar Court, Falls Church. Call Joce Graham, 703-256-0245 or Beth Harris, 703-540-439-3656. Meeting and parking are free. Amputees, their families and friends are invited to attend.

Meeting. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) sponsors groups for injured victims and for relatives and friends of those who have been killed in drunk driving crashes. The next Injured Victim Support Group meeting begins at 7 p.m. New participants are always welcome. Free. Call 703-978-3025.

Wednesday/April 6

Dance Performance. The CenterStage, in collaboration with the Dance Place and Carla Perlo, presents Cleo Parker Robinson Dance at 8 p.m. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is Colorado's best-known and internationally acclaimed modern-dance company. Visit www.cleoparkerdance.org. This show is suitable for ages 9 and older. Tickets are $10. Tickets for all CenterStage events may be reserved by telephone, or from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day at the Reston Community Center Information & Service Desk, or purchased in person during Box Office hours. Box Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and two hours prior to curtain times. Payment with Visa or Mastercard is required at time of reservation. For season telephone orders, brochures, directions, or more information call 703-476-4500 or visit the website at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center makes reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons with hearing disabilities may make ticket purchases and equipment reservations by calling our TTY number: 703 476-4500.

Friday/April 8

Information and Resources. The Accessibility Summit 2005, presented by Access Ministry, McLean Bible Church will be held in Tysons Corner. This 6th annual conference for the Washington, D.C.-area disability community brings together families and caregivers of those affected by disabilities, as well as faith-based organizations, professionals, community resource organizations and government agencies. Includes more than 36 sessions, 100 industry exhibitors and sponsors and inspirational Summit keynotes like coach Harold Jones and “Radio,” author Joel Sonnenberg and DOVE Award guest artist Ginny Owens Visit access.mcleanbible.org or contact Jan Sanders at 703-770-2938.

Saturday/April 9

Concert. Jack Sanbower and The No Leeway Band will perform at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., admission is $12. In the Fellowship Hall at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-1883 (Ellie) or 703-435-8377 (Bob). Holy Cross is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Snack service available.

Parade. Annual Reston Youth Baseball Opening Day Parade. 10 a.m. at Reston Town Center Pavilion and Market Street. Visit www.restonlittleleague.com.

Dinner and Dance. Join Equality Fairfax for their 2nd Annual Spring Dinner and Dance from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn - Tysons Corner/McLean. The evening features hors d'oeuvres with cash bar, sit-down dinner and dancing. Tickets are $32 members/$35 non-members. Dance-only tickets also available. To buy tickets online, visit www.EqualityFairfax.org or call 703-255-1552. This event is being held in cooperation with Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance. Equality Fairfax is a not-for-profit, social and advocacy organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Fairfax County.

Spring Fiesta and Silent Auction from 1-5 p.m. at Lake Anne Elementary School at 11510 North Shore Drive in Reston. The Spring Fiesta is a fun-filled community affair with loads of games, crafts, music, and refreshments with a Spanish flair, to complement the school’s Arts Focus and partial Spanish Immersion Program. Admission to the Spring Fiesta is free. Tickets for games, food, and raffles prizes can be purchased at the event.

Hunter Mill District Democratic Committee Lasagna Dinner. 7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Opportunities for sponsorships are available and a special reception for these benefactors will take place at 6 p.m. Call E. Graves at 703-262-2091.

Information and Resources. The Accessibility Summit 2005, presented by Access Ministry, McLean Bible Church will be held in Tysons Corner. This 6th annual conference for the Washington, D.C.-area disability community brings together families and caregivers of those affected by disabilities, as well as faith-based organizations, professionals, community resource organizations and government agencies. Includes more than 36 sessions, 100 industry exhibitors and sponsors and inspirational Summit keynotes like coach Harold Jones and “Radio,” author Joel Sonnenberg and DOVE Award guest artist Ginny Owens Visit access.mcleanbible.org or contact Jan Sanders at 703-770-2938.

Lyrics Lounge. A showcase for the creativity of local high-school students. Budding poets can share their art and display their hip-hop battle skills. Poets can do solo readings or compete in freestyle battles and slams. The best rapper will be crowned king or queen and will return to defend their title. From 7-11 p.m., at the JoAnn Rose Gallery, in the RCC Lake Anne, located in the Lake Anne Village Center near the intersection of Village Road and North Shore Drive. Call Shauna Cole, Reston Community Center teen program director, at 703-390-6158.

Sunday/April 10

Walk-a-thon. 17th Annual MS Walk, beginning at Reston Town Pavilion. Call 202-296-5363 or email MSWalk@MSandYOU.org.

Dress Giveaway. Local Cinderellas have a fairy godmother at RCC's Teen Department. She has been collecting gorgeous ball gowns, shoes, jewelry and accessories for young women who can't afford outfits for their senior proms. All sizes, styles, colors and lengths are available. To celebrate the coming of Spring Prom Season, Fairy Godmother Shauna is hosting "Diva Central," a dress distribution kickoff event on April 10 from 1-4 p.m. at the RCC, Hunters Woods. In addition to the dress giveaway there will be door prizes. Dresses will also be given away on April 24, May 1 and May 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Diva Central is intended for high school students. Admission to this event is free. For directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY) or visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

Fund-raiser. Assistance League of Northern Virginia, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, will host its spring benefit, “Great Escapes,” featuring wine tasting, Northern Italian cuisine and a silent auction, to raise funds for Operation School Bell and Operation Hugs. Great Escapes will be held at Dante’s Ristorante, 1148 Walker Road, Great Falls, from 4-7 p.m. Wine tasting will be presented by The Wine Seller located in Herndon. Silent auction bidding will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations, call 703-860-0412 or 703-914-2882 by April 5.

Fund-raiser and Silent Auction. The first annual GoodDogz Gala and Silent Auction, takes place from 6-9 p.m., at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 2001 International Drive, Tysons Corner. Call 571-233-4557 or e-mail gala@gooddogz.org. Proceeds from this event go to support the efforts of dog rescue organizations and help keep homeless dogs out of shelters. Dress is black and white, classy. Black-tie optional. The evening includes hors' de oeuvres, open bar, celebrity guests and silent auction. Cost $75 per person; $120 per couple. For tickets, visit www.gooddogz.org/events/gala.htm or call 571-233-4557.

Film Series. The Independent and International Film Series at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, presents "The Triplets of Belleville." Free, tickets required and must be picked up at the customer service desk or CenterStage box office. Limit four per person. For ages 18 and older.

Tea Dance. The Reston Community Center's

Senior Academy holds a tea dance for dancers of all skill levels. Includes fox-trot, swing, cha-cha, and waltz, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mini dance lessons, door prizes; partners are not required. Admission is $3 per person and the dance is intended for persons age 55 or older. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY). The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

Monday/April 11

Author Visit. James Starrs, author of "A Voice for the Dead: A Forensic Investigator’s Pursuit of the Truth in the Grave." The professor of law and forensic sciences at George Washington University discusses some of his most celebrated cases, including the exhumation of the body of Jesse James. 7:30 p.m. at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

Tuesday/April 12

Tree Forum. Fairfax Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) will present the Fairfax Community Tree Forum III from 7-9 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Village Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston. A panel of experts will deliver the most up to date information about trees and address your concerns. The program is free and open to the public. Each participant will receive a resource packet of information for future reference. Reservations are required by Tuesday, April 5. Seating is limited to 100. Make your reservations today by calling 703-324-5369, TTY 711. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec and go to Virginia Cooperative Extension or call Stella Kuczinski at 703-324-5369, TTY 711.

Wednesday/April 13

Author Visit. Martha Burk, author of "Cult of Power." The women’s advocate who dared suggest that Augusta National Golf Club open its doors to women talks about gender discrimination in the workplace and what can be done to end it. 7:30 p.m. at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

MOMS Meeting. The MOMS Club of Reston meets at 10 a.m. Children welcome at all activities. The Reston chapter is open to residents of ZIP codes 20190, 20191 and 20194. For more information, including meeting location, call 1-800-520-0801, Ext. 1524, or e-mail MomsClubofReston@onebox.com.

Friday/April 15

Teen Trip. Teens are invited to join RCC's Teen Department for three days of sightseeing and shopping in New York City. The group will meet in the RCC lobby at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 15 and return to Reston at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. The trip fee is $200 for Reston residents and $435 for all others. This chaperoned trip is intended for middle and high school students. Register in person or by faxing a completed RCC Registration form to 703-476-8617. For directions, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 (V/TTY) or visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. The Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, is located in the lower level of the Hunters Woods Shopping Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston.

Flower Show. The Washington Daffodil Society 2005 Daffodil Show will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on 11902 Lawyers Road in Reston. The show is free to the public from 2:30-9 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and from 10 a.m. -7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. View hundreds of daffodil blooms and artistic designs. Call 703-273-8641 or email wbill@bellatlantic.net.”

Saturday/April 16

Spring Fling. An afternoon of music, dance and fashion, from 1-3 p.m. at Reston Town Center Pavilion. Featuring the Arlington Dance Theater and the Flint Hill School Fashion Club presenting a Spring Fashion Extravaganza. Sponsored by BMW of Sterling. A free event to benefit Children’s National Medical Center. Call 202-263-8543.

Founder’s Day. 2nd Annual Founder’s Day Celebration hosted by Reston Community Center at Lake Anne Village Center beginning at noon. Share your Reston stories and see the new, fresh, look in the Reston Museum afterwards. Founder’s Day Walk along Reston paths to the newly renovated Island Walk complex with Dee Cotton at 2 p.m.

Orientation Meeting. Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts will conduct an orientation meeting for artists who wish to participate in the Artist-in-Residence Program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts at 1632 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Smith Farm artists-in-residence work with adult patients at the Washington Cancer Institute and the Howard University Cancer Center. Smith Farm invites artists and arts educators from all areas of the visual, performing, and literary arts to learn more about opportunities to participate in this unique program. Interested artists should contact Smith Farm for an artist-in-residence application packet which must be submitted prior to attending the orientation meeting. Contact 202-483-8600 or Heal@SmithFarm.com.

Open House. The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. will hold an open House from 1-5 p.m. See 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 (on the NoVa Regional Parks W&OD Trail) in downtown Vienna. Free admission. Cash or check donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Obtain additional information and directions at www.nvmr.org, by e-mail at nvmrinc@hotmail.com or by calling 703-938-5157 on the day of the open house.

Flower Show. The Washington Daffodil Society 2005 Daffodil Show will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on 11902 Lawyers Road in Reston. The show is free to the public from 2:30-9 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and from 10 a.m. -7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. View hundreds of daffodil blooms and artistic designs. Call 703-273-8641 or email wbill@bellatlantic.net.”

Sunday/April 17

Concert. Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin will perform at 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m., admission is $12. In the Fellowship Hall at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-1883 (Ellie) or 703-435-8377 (Bob). Holy Cross is handicapped accessible and smoke free. Snack service available.