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<cal1>Wednesday/July 5

<cal2>Mothers First Great Falls is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out, and lectures. July's meeting is today at 9:30 a.m. at the Grange Playground at 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

History Hunt. Ages 5 and up. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt, then try your hand at some of the chores of yesteryear. Colvin Run Mill Historic site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Thursday/July 6

<cal2>Puppet Show for Preschoolers ages 3-5. Meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the

mill works and how grain is ground. Afterwards feed the ducks on the millpond. Colvin Run Mill Historic site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Friday/July 7

<cal2>Ice Cream Making For ages 5-10.

Children crank and sample ice cream. A look in the history trunk and games of yesteryear will complete an old fashioned afternoon at the mill. Colvin Run Mill Historic site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

Parents Without Partners Friday Singles Dance. Features a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, social mixers, a D.J. and a large dance floor. Dress is dressy/casual. Smoke Free. 8 p.m.-midnight at Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Free Parking. Call 703-560-2188 or 703-691-4968 or visit www.Elks2188.com or www.PWP715.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 8

<cal2>Ice-Cream Making. Watch ice cream being made the old-fashioned way or help crank it yourself on today and July 22, from noon-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site. Sample for 75 cents. Colvin Run Mill Historic site, 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

Used Book Collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., E., in Vienna. Collection is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. Books in foreign languages are welcome. The book sale benefits scholarships for women and will be held at the Mclean Community Center Sept. 15-17. Call 703-726-6470.

Hosta Garden Tour. Chief Horticulturist Doris Rodriguez will lead a tour through the Hosta Garden at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-255-3631 or visit www.nvrpa.org/meadowlarkevents.html.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 11

<cal2>Great Falls Athletic 90's A Soccer rising U 16 boys team scheduled to play in NCSL Division 2 this fall is seeking players. Tryouts will be today at Grange Soccer Field from 7-9 p.m. Grange Soccer field is behind the Great Falls Grange on Georgetown Pike across from the Village Shopping Center. Tryouts can also be arranged by contacting the coach or team manager. Call coach Jeff Kinney at 202 -531 0149 or DB Combs, team manager, at 540-974 6776.

Volunteers for Change, a volunteer program for adults, featuring a flexible calendar of weekend and weekday evening projects to fit your busy schedule. Upcoming orientations will be held today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call Ann Doyle to register for the next orientation at 703-246-3460 ext. 2,2 or e-mail adoyle@volunteerfairfax.org. Visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 12

<cal2>Mothers First Vienna/McLean is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out, and lectures. July's meetings are today and July 26 at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Avenue, Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 13

<cal2>Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG of Metro DC, support group meeting to discuss issues about coming out today at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. Free. All are welcome. Call 703-532-2217.

Annual Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon at Fleming’s Prime Steak House, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, McLean, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. U.S. Rep. Tom Davis will be speaking, along with a special surprise.

<cal1>Saturday/July 15

<cal2>Bastille Day. Bistro un1 deux2 trois3, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean will host a Bastille Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toastmaster will be Rich Massabny, host of "Rich’s Place" and "PM Arlington." Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Assistance League of Northern Virginia. Activities include a wine tasting, face painting, waiters race, cooking show and raffle. Tickets to purchase food will be available at the event. Call 703-288-1369 or visit www.bistro123.com.

18th Century Market Fair. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Savor roasted chicken, enjoy summer dancing and singing, paint watercolors, write or muster with the militia today and July 16. Try hands on crafts or shop for goods at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

<cal1>Monday/July 19

<cal2>Membership Drive. The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce is having its annual membership drive and contest at the Pavilion at Turkey Run from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This event is a western themed party that will feature music, food, prizes, Texas Hold'em poker and an opportunity to meet current and prospective members. The cost is $20 for members and $10 for guests. Visit www.mcleanchamber.org or call the chamber office at 703-356-5424.

<cal1>Saturday/July 22

<cal2>Used Book Collection. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., E., in Vienna. Collection is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. Books in foreign languages are welcome. The book sale benefits scholarships for women and will be held at the Mclean Community Center Sept. 15-17. Call 703-726-6470.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 26

<cal2>Mothers First Vienna/McLean is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out, and lectures. The group will meet today at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Avenue, Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.

Virginia Economic Bridge will host its second annual "Virginia's Linked Workforce Showcase —Homeland Security" to concentrate companies with an industry focus toward Homeland Security together for a unique forum of roundtable discussions. The showcase will be at the Holiday Inn Tysons Corner Hotel in Mclean, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., with a networking social to follow. The last date to register is July 18. Visit www.virginiaeconomicbridge.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 27

<cal2>Poker Tournament. The USO of Metropolitan Washington, Federated IT of Washington, D.C. and Computer Security Solutions, Inc. of McLean, will sponsor "On Deck," a Texas Hold 'Em tournament on Thursday, July 27, from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner. Featuring a "King's Classic" tournament, and a host of prizes, players will compete for the evening's grand prize, a seat in a professional Texas Hold 'Em tournament. In addition, the event will include a unique "Jack of all Trades" services silent auction. Registration fee is $100 per person, the proceeds will fund the programs and services of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, and includes a pre-tournament reception, $5,000 in chips, buffet and goody bag. Registration is open to all. E-mail DeAnn Malone at dek_malone@yahoo.com or visit www.USOMetroDC.org/eventspage.htm.

<cal1>Friday/July 28

<cal2>Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “How To” Series contiues with “Hire the Best and Fire the Rest” with John Sexton, president, Sexton Executive Security Inc. at Jammin’ Java from noon-1:30 p.m.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 2

<cal2>Volunteers for Change, a volunteer program for adults, featuring a flexible calendar of weekend and weekday evening projects to fit your busy schedule. Upcoming orientations will be held today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call Ann Doyle to register for the next orientation at 703-246-3460 ext. 2,2 or e-mail adoyle@volunteerfairfax.org. Visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.