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JANUARY

Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Jan. 15, 3-5 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free admission and parking.

MARCH

Annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Center. The conference, taking place in March, focuses on issues affecting the status and condition of women. Register by calling 703-281-2657.

Taste of McLean. March 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Local restaurants sell tastes of their entrees at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Annual genealogy conference, sponsored by the Fairfax Genealogical Society. The conference takes place every year in March. The conference is an all-day, in-depth presentation by nationally known genealogists designed to enhance one's genealogical research skills. Members of the Fairfax Genealogical Society receive a discount of $5 off the registration fee.

APRIL

Easter Celebration. Good Friday Service on Good Friday, from noon-3 p.m., and Easter Sunrise Service at Great Falls Park at 6:30 a.m. Both are sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council and open to everyone. Call 703-759-6068.

Annual Garage Sale. April 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Business Bank Parking Garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center. Call 703-790-0123.

Adeler Jewelers Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt, hosted the Sunday before Easter at the Village Center from 2 -4:30 p.m. Organized by Adeler Jewelers with individual merchants contributing rides and games.

Storybook Festival. April 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

MAY

Prayer Breakfast. Since 2002, an annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council has taken place at one of the member churches in Great Falls. Call 703-759-6068.

<cal2>McLean Day Festival. May 20, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., location to be announced. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center. Call 703-790-0123.

Market Fair at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. 703-442-7557. July 15-16.

The annual springtime Great Falls Day at the Great Falls Grange Park, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. This event brings together the Great Falls community with food, performances, and time outside.

JUNE

Annual Golf Tournament. Sponsored by Brogue Charities, the event takes place at Reston National. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

Community Garage Sale. June 3. Business Bank Parking Garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd. Free admission.

Sundays beginning June 25 at McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean.offers a Summer Sunday Concert Series, hosted by the McLean Community Center. The concerts will be free of charge on the center gazebo. This year's acts include Zydeco Crayz, Iona, Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra and the Grandsons.

JULY

Fourth of July “hometown celebration” at the Turner Farm in Great Falls. July 4 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Brogue Charities. Rides, entertainment, food and fireworks. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

5 Kilometer Run, sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council, takes place on July 4 at 7:45 a.m. at First Union Bank in Great Falls. Call 703-759-6068.

Independence Day Celebration. July 4 from 6-10 p.m. at Langley High School. Free admission and parking.

Baby Parade, sponsored by the Great Falls Newcomers, takes place every year at the Village Centre. Registration is at 8 a.m. The event is for children ages 2 and up and their parents. Prizes given for best-decorated wagons, strollers, etc. Call Mike Kearney at 703-759-3309.

Community Parade on July 5 at 10 a.m., at Village Centre and Great Falls Shopping Center. Features antique cars, horses, bicycles, floats, fire engines and live music, sponsored by the Great Falls Friends.

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, sponsored by Village Centre merchants, take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

Market Fair. July 17-18, at Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, weather permitting. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and children ages 3-12 and includes a visit to the farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce annual membership drive and contest July 19 at the Pavilion at Turkey Run. 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.

AUGUST

Concerts on the Green at Great Falls Village Centre, sponsored by Village Centre merchants, take place on Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

Tobacco Harvest. Aug. 20 from 1-4 p.m., at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. 703-442-7557.

SUMMER/FALL

McLean Farmers Market. Fridays, May 9-Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Lewinsville Park on Chain Bridge Road.

Ice Cream Making at Colvin Run Mill Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, 703-759-2771. Samples are 75 cents.

Dragonfly Count at Riverbend Park. Count and net dragonflies for the larger Potomac River dragonfly survey. Free. Riverbend Nature Center is located at 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls. Call the park at 703-759-9018.

Grinding Grain. Sundays from noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Fresh cornmeal, grits and whole wheat flour are for sale in the Colvin Run General Store. Call 703-759-2771.

The Northern Virginia Carvers give free woodcarving lessons with a nominal charge for wood blanks on every first and third Sunday of the summer months at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Call 703-759-2771.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park. A series of free concerts in McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., through July, on Sundays at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the McLean Community Center, Cox Communications, West Group and the New Dominion Women's Club. Call 703-790-0123.

SEPTEMBER

Business Awards. Late September at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce. Call 703-448-6981.

Used Book Sale. Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept. 16 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 12:30-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Call 703-821-1280.

McLean Kids Series: DinoRock Productions. September through May at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Community Fall Flea Market. Sept. 9. Business Bank Parking Garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd. Free admission.

OCTOBER

Great Falls Halloween Festival. Oct. 31 at the Village Green Centre. Includes a haunted house. Sponsored by Great Falls Friends and Great Falls Newcomers.

Cultural Festival and Bazaar. Oct. 7. Time, location and and admission to be announced. Call 703-790-0123.

18th Century Market Fair. Third weekend of October at Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, weather permitting. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and children ages 3-12 and includes a visit to the farm at 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

Taste of Great Falls where each restaurant is given the opportunity to expose its best dishes to the public during the spring weekend. A "fair" is set up and restaurant owners plate their best food and citizens can explore dishes from their favorite restaurants.

NOVEMBER

Thanksgiving Eve Service. Sponsored by the Great Falls Ecumenical Council. Call 703-759-3705.

Fall Fund-raiser. First weekend of November. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce. Call 703-356-5424.

30th Annual McLean Antique Show and Sale at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call 703-790-0123.

Museum Shops Holiday Collection. Nov. 26-28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Shop for items from the shops of several area museums, including Monticello, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Freer Gallery and the Delaware Art Museum. Sponsored by the McLean Project for the Arts. Call 703-790-0123.

Threshing Day. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 703-442-7557.

Kid’s Stuff Sale. Nov. 22, from noon-2 p.m. Children can bring their old toys to sell at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

DECEMBER

40th Annual Holiday House Tour and Boutique. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. First Saturday in December. Boutique is free and takes place at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Sponsored by the Woman's Club of McLean. Call Joan Morton 703-356-0089.

Holiday Open House sponsored by the Village Centre Merchants at Great Falls Village Centre.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Great Falls Village Centre.

25th Annual McLean Holiday Craft Show. Dec. 1-3, Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Reindog Parade. Dec. 2 at 8 a.m. at the Langley Shopping Center. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.