<cal2>Luncheon Series. The "Hot Topic" luncheon series, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Old Brogue Restaurant in the Village Center of Great Falls, brings noted specialists together with community members over lunch. The topic will be women's health, featuring Dr. Ilene Robeck, internist and McLean resident. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contacting Neighbors at 703-759-2102, or visit www.neighbors-international.com.
Historical Society Meeting. The Great Falls Historical Society March meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. The program is "The Legacy of Faith and Hope — The Manassas Industrial School" and tells the story of Jennie Dean and her efforts in founding this pioneering school and its lasting impact on the African-American community. The speaker is Melinda Herzog, director of historic resources for the City of Manassas. Open to the public and free of charge. Visit gfhs.org or call 703-759-2626.
Film Series. "Sardinia, Italy’s Mediterranean Isle" is being shown as part of the Travel and Adventure Film Series at Alden Theatre at 8 p.m. Narrated in-person by filmmaker Steve McCurdy. Italian specialties are served free of charge. Tickets are $9 for non-residents, $7 for McLean District residents. 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123; TTY: 703-827-8255. Purchase tickets at the box office or contact TicketMaster at 703-573-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.
Live Music. Cherish the Ladies, touring on their newest album of Celtic music, "Woman of the House," are performing at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $24 and can be purchased at 1-877-WOLFTRAP. For information call 703-255-1900 or visit www.wolftrap.org.
Live Music. The High Strung, a rock band from Detroit, is playing at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Flower Show. Enjoy a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's theme is "Enchanted Spring — A Tribute to Mother Nature." A charter bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., and return around 7 p.m. The cost is $58 for Vienna residents, $69 for nonresidents. Call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.
Seminar. "A New Beginning," a two-day seminar on "Successfully Integrating a Year of Changes," sponsored by the nonprofit Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Property Management Association Inc., is being held today and tomorrow at Tyson's Westpark Hotel, 8401 Westpark Drive, McLean. Guest Speakers include Richard Sylvester, Tom Ruckdaschel, LeAntha Sumpter, Doug Goetz, Lyle Hestermann and more. Also included are door prizes, vendor booths displaying the latest property management tools and a vendor reception. Contact Cathy Seltzer at 703-633-8300, ext. 4377 or email@example.com, or contact Jackie Brown at 703-205-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Music. Folk legend Tom Paxton will perform at 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20. Call 1-877-WOLFTRAP or visit www.wolftrap.org.
Live Music. Kaki King, a fingerstyle guitarist from New York, performs at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Live Music. The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs at 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $30. Call 1-877-WOLFTRAP or visit www.wolftrap.org.
Live Music. The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band performs at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Chesterbrook Fun Fair. The Chesterbrook Fun Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Chesterbrook Elementary, 1753 Kirby Road, Mclean. Carnival games for kids and exciting rides including two giant moon bounces, face painting and a cakewalk. Admission is free. Call 703-863-8820.
Sushi Made Easy. Learn how to purchase sushi fish and other ingredients and make rice, maki (rolls) and nigiri (traditional sushi). Cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Call 703-255-6360.
Storybook festival. This event will feature a performance by The GoodLife Theatre Co., crafts projects, book and materials sales, refreshments and a presentation by children's book author and illustrator Susan Stockdale. $10 per child; $7 for McLean District residents; adults enter free. Register in advance or purchase tickets at the door. Activity No. 4400.360.
Orchestra Concert. The McLean Orchestra, featuring violinist Elizabeth Adkins, present "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," an avian-themed concert meant to capture the beauty and horror of nature. Pieces being performed are "The Birds" by Respighi, "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams, "Meditation" and "Dance of Vengeance" from "Medea," and "Firebird" by Stravinsky. 8 p.m. at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Tickets cost $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $5 for youth. Purchase tickets at www.mclean-orchestra.org or 703-797-5751.
Live Music. Toshi Reagon performs at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door.. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
Live Music. The Dreamscapes Project with Stillwell performs at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>EcoSavvy Gardens. The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society presents a one-hour descriptive program with questions and answers by master gardener Jeanne Malone, who will discuss ecological ways of protecting the environment while gardening. Slides of new mums from France are also being shown. The meeting is at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church, starting at 2 p.m. Open to the public. Free admission and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.
Theater Performance. "Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?" a show written and produced by Vienna artists Lillian O'Connell and Patrick Clerkin, is finally being staged in their hometown. The show, based on the Irish American upbringings of its creators, is being performed in the new DeSales Hall at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, at 2 p.m. Following the performance, there will be a reception of Irish treats. Tickets are $20, and proceeds will benefit the technical equipment for DeSales Hall. Call 703 938-2828, ext. 0.
Improv Comedy. The Screaming Puppets, an improv comedy group, performs at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10, $7 for children. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
Live Music. Jazz singer and guitarist, Kenny Rankin performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20. Call 1-877-WOLFTRAP.
Live Music. The McDades, Celtic "trad" band from Canada perform traditional Irish music at the Old Brogue, 760 Walker Road, Great Falls, as part of the Brogue's 17th annual Sunday Night Celtic Concert Series. Seatings are at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets cost $14. Call 703-759-3309 or visit www.oldbrogue.com.
Live Music. Winterpills with Ruut and Tevor Hall will perform at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Buyer Seminar. Buyer agents Peter Beukema and Steve Cairns of the Eric Stewart Team of McEnearney Associates, Realtors, are hosting a free real estate seminar on, "What You Must Know Before Buying a Home," including economic details, financing options and how to select a Realtor. 7 p.m. at McEnearney Associates, Realtors, 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Contact Eric Stewart at 1-877-PYH-RELO to register, or register online at www.PointingYouHome.com.
BRW Meeting. Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Greater Fairfax host Margie Warrell, certified ontological coach and associate life strategist, speaking on "Discovering Your Courage," at its monthly dinner meeting from 6:30-9 p.m. at Tysons Corner Embassy Suites, 8517 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For information and reservations, call Elyse Galik at 703-652-8364.
Open Mic. Open Mic Night at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Seller Seminar. Eric Stewart of McEnearney Associates, Realtors is hosting a free real estate seminar on, "What You Must Know Before Selling Your Home," including knowing how to make a home market-ready for top dollar. 7 p.m. at McEnearney Associates, Realtors, 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Contact Eric Stewart at 1-877-PYH-RELO to register, or register online at www.PointingYouHome.com.
Purim Celebration. Celebrate Purim in the Shtetl, a Jewish holiday, hosted by Chabad at the Tysons Westpark Hotel. The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Megillah reading will take plave at 5:30p.m. Eat a traditional Shtetl meal, Wine Challa, Matzha balls and much more. Drink "royal wine in abundance according to the Kings bounty" (Esther1:7) at 6p.m. Admission adults $18 and children $12. RSVP Chabad 703-356-3451 or 703-622-2953. www.chabadtysons.com.
Mothers First Meeting. Mothers First Vienna/McLean is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Meeting is at 10:15 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 E. Maple Ave., Vienna. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Vienna/Oakton Chapter 1116. A crime prevention specialist from the Fairfax County Police Department is giving a presentation on personnel and home security for senior citizens. 1:30 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. e-mail email@example.com or call 703 281 6235.
The Board of Directors of Oakton Mill Estates Homeowners Association hold their quarterly meeting at 8 p.m. at the Blandford residence, 2915 Oakton Ridge Circle, Oakton. Call Bill Bogutski, secretary, at 703-242-6395.
“The Politics of Fear." This discussion is being hosted by the Fairfax County League of Women Voters at 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, Committee Room 2, 1234 Ingleside Ave. The discussion will consider fear as a motivator in all aspects of contemporary life, from the selection of cleaning products to the vote for the U.S. president. Guests are welcome to participate in discussions of how fear, rather than rational decision-making, is being used to control behavior and what citizens can do to turn the situation around. Free and open to the public. Call 703-448-6626. For times and places of other meetings in the McLean/Vienna area contact the Fairfax League at 703-644-2414 or www.lwv-fairfax.org.
United Daughters of Confederacy Meeting. The Laura Ratcliffe Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets at 6:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room at Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. The program will feature the reading of letters written by Jane Clarke Pickett of Mississippi during the Civil War. The public is invited. Call Kitty DeLano at 703-356-4685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Jahn, president of the Alliance for the Physically Disabled, will address the Civitan Club of Tysons at its meeting, convening at noon at Clyde’s of Tysons, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Jahn will describe the mission, goals and services offered by the Alliance, a local group that provides independent living for people with severe physical disabilities. E-mail email@example.com, or contact Linda Powell at 703-356-0154. There is a $10 fee for lunch.
<cal2>Book Group. Vienna Presbyterian Book Discussion Group discusses "The Kitchen Boy" by Robert Alexander at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 124 Park St., N.E. Contact Ronnie Jean Irvin at 703-273-4113.
Newcomers Luncheon. McLean Newcomers monthly luncheon is being held at the Westwood Country Club. Members will be highlighting their artistic talents. Call Carol for reservations at 703-827-0920 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information visit www.geocities.com/mcleannewcomers.
Guerilla Cleaning Workshop. Learn to transform a home from messy to marvelous in minutes in this workshop series. Four consecutive Thursdays, starting March 16, at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $50 for non-residents; $45 for McLean District residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org of www.guerillacleaning.com, or call 703-790-0123.
Live Music. The Shackeltons with Jimmy Meritt will perform at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $8. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Child Safety Program. The Woman's Club of McLean has organized a program for adults focusing on child safety in regards to the Internet and sexual predators. Guest speakers will include ChildSafeNet Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to protect children against sexual predators, and the Fairfax County Police department. The program will be held from 7-8:45 p.m. on the lower level of the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Road.
The 10th annual Safe Community Coalition's Middle School Forum is being held at the McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, from 9:45 a.m.-1:10 p.m. The forum brings together over 100 McLean youth ages 12-18 to discuss "hot topics and issues of concern" for teens today. High school students from McLean, Langley and Potomac facilitate discussion and activity groups with middle school teens from Cooper, Longfellow, Potomac and Langley addressing issues facing them today. The forum begins at 9:45 with Jan Auerbach, president of the Safe Community Coalition, and Joan Dubois, Drainsville District supervisor, welcoming the participants.
Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Chapter 227 invites veterans, friends and the general public to attend a chapter meeting at Neighbor's Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna, at 7:30 p.m. Tom Stryer will discuss his tour of duty with the Mobile Riverine Force in the delta of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353 or visit www.geocities.com/vva227.
GMRW Meeting. The Greater McLean Republican Women's Club (GMRW) new members reception is being held at a GMRW member's home. In addition to GMRW current and prospective members, several elected officials are expected to attend. Call Donna Royce at 703-734-0135 or Charlotte Norwood at 703-847-5627. For more information about the GMRW, contact Ann Murty, GMRW president at 703-532-1512 or visit www.gmrw.org.
Arts Council Meeting. The Arts Council of Fairfax County is holding its annual meeting from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive. The keynote address is by Robert Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. The meeting also features a State of the Fairfax County Arts presentation by Phil Sparks, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council. New board members for 2006 will be introduced, and there will be an announcement of the recipient of the Jinx Hazel Arts Citizen of the Year. Call Ann Rodriguez at 703-642-0862.
Live Music. Al Petteway and Amy White, with Mike Golay will perform at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
<cal2>Book Sale. Spring Book Sale at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. Features a donated large selection of hard- and soft-cover fiction, nonfiction, first editions, rare and special volume books, as well as videotapes, CDs and records. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Claude Moore is located at 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The museum is accepting donations until March 10. Proceeds benefit the farm's educational programs. Remaining stock donated to local charities. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.
St. Patty's Day Festival. Come to the first Cultural Family Fun Night and journey to Ireland through playing games, making crafts, eating food and being entertained in the Irish tradition. Make sure to wear something green to get a special treat. Register in advance or purchase tickets at the door.
Live Music. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an evening of live acoustic music with the Kennedys. Special guest opening the show is Parthenon Huxley, recently relocated from the west coast to the D.C. area. Tickets are $15. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
AARP Meeting. The McLean Chapter AARP 839 meets at noon at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., for a brown bag lunch. The program features George Vavases, who is providing information on long-term care insurance. Everyone is welcome. Contact Betty Robinson at 703-356-9030.
<cal2>Antique Appraisal. An antiques appraisal is being hosted by Historic Vienna Inc. at the Freeman House and Museum at 131 Church St., N.E., Vienna. Anyone interested can reserve a five-minute space from 12:30-4 p.m., as space and times are available. There is a limit of three items. Reservations are being taken by phone, starting Monday, Feb. 20 at 703-938-5187. Cost is $10 for non-Historic Vienna Inc. members and $7.50 for members. Proceeds benefit not-for-profit Historic Vienna Inc.
CD Release Concert. Justin Roberts celebrates the release of his brand-new CD, “Meltdown,” at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E, Vienna, with two all-ages concerts. Roberts is a three-time Parents’ Choice Gold award-winner. Shows are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 703-255-1566, ext. 8 or visit www.jamminjava.com.
Choral Concert. Voce Chamber Singers present "Let’s Dance!: Waltzes, Tangos and Swing," a choral concert celebrating dance music at 8 p.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. Advance purchase tickets, $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $5 for students. Includes complimentary wine and cheese reception after the concert. Visit www.voce.org.
Book Sale. Spring Book Sale at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. Features a donated large selection of hard- and soft-cover fiction, nonfiction, first editions, rare and special volume books, as well as videotapes, CDs and records. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Claude Moore is located at 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The museum is accepting donations until March 10. Proceeds benefit the farm's educational programs. Remaining stock donated to local charities. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.
Storm Drain Marking. Friends of Accotink, a Vienna-based, citizen-sponsored group, along with Friends of Accotink Creek (FAcC), are sponsoring a Storm Drain Marking project along Accotink Creek. Volunteers will be stenciling pre-printed blue and green markers with a "no dumping" message in English and Spanish to label storm drains that lead to Accotink Creek. Contact Duane Murphy at 703-599-3328 or email@example.com.
<cal2>Comedy. The Captiol Steps perform at James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, at 4 p.m. Ticket sales will support the school's 20th annual alcohol- and drug-free All-Night Graduation Celebration. Tickets cost $25 and can be reserved at 703-255-3798 or by mailing in a ticket form, which can be found at www.fcps.edu/MadisonHS.
<cal2>Loudoun Symphony Benefit Bash. Lord & Taylor at Tysons Corner is hosting a benefit bash for the Loudoun Symphony from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. The event includes guest appearances from authors. The cost of admission is $5, and will benefit the symphony and its educational and outreach programs. Each Benefit Bash ticket also offers a 20 percent-off coupon for one regular-priced item, a 15 percent savings pass off all sale and regular-priced items all day, and opportunities to win prizes. To purchase tickets call 703-771-8287, e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or download an order form from www.loudounsymphony.org/pages/lord-n-taylor-benefit.
Sports Lecture. Perspectives speakers series presents Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford, speaking on "Sports: The Hype and the Hoopla." Free tickets will be distributed starting at 6:30 p.m. Limit two tickets per person. Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Borders-Tysons Corner. 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave.
Virginia Antique Seminar. "Exploring the Wellspring of English Furniture Style" is a seminar on Virginia antiques being held from 7:30-9 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Colin Cochrane, a noted expert in English and European furniture who teaches at the Corcoran Museum of Art and College of Art and Design and the Smithsonian, will look at English furniture from early 17th century to early 19th century as a major reference for American cabinetmakers. Cost is $35, $30 for McLean residents. Registration can be done by mail or at www.mcleancenter.org. Contact Francine Proulx at 703-395-7015 or email@example.com.
Author Lecture. Nick Hornby, the former pop music critic for The New Yorker and novelist of works including 'High Fidelity', will speak at 8 p.m. at the CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Reserved Seating, $15 Adults, $12 Youth/Seniors Suitable for ages 18 and older. Call 703-476-4500, or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.
<cal2>The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) wants to hear residents’ ideas on how they would like to improve the center's programs and services at its public hearing on programming. The hearing is at 7:30 p.m. at the center. Residents of Small District 1A–Dranesville are encouraged to voice their opinions on the center's programs and services. The hearing is the first step in planning for the FY 2008 budget cycle, which begins July 1, 2007. The center, home to the Robert Ames Alden Theatre, is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. The Old Firehouse Teen Center on Chain Bridge Road is a satellite program of MCC. Residents who would like to speak at the hearing may call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, to have their names placed on the speakers’ list. Residents also may submit written comments by mail, by fax at 703-556-0547, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person. The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the governing board will follow the public hearing. All meetings of the governing board are open to the public.
<cal2>Atlantic City Overnight trip to the casinos departs from Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., at 10 a.m. and returns on Friday. Call 703 255-6360.
<cal2>The Accessibility Summit 2006, presented by Access Ministry, McLean Bible Church, will be held today and tomorrow at various locations in Tysons Corner. This 7th annual conference for the disability community brings together persons with disabilities, families and caregivers, churches, government agencies and community organizations. With 25 new sessions, an exhibit hall hosting nearly 100 industry exhibitors and sponsors, and summit keynotes like Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends; Gene Stallings, former football coaching legend; and this year’s special guest, Gracie Rosenberger. For information or to register, visit www.AccessibilitySummit.org or call 703-770-2938.
<cal2>The Accessibility Summit 2006, presented by Access Ministry, McLean Bible Church, continues today at various locations in Tysons Corner. This 7th annual conference for the disability community brings together persons with disabilities, families and caregivers, churches, government agencies and community organizations. With 25 new sessions, an exhibit hall hosting nearly 100 industry exhibitors and sponsors, and summit keynotes like Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends; Gene Stallings, former football coaching legend; and this year’s special guest, Gracie Rosenberger. For information or to register, visit www.AccessibilitySummit.org or call 703-770-2938.
The Oakton High School Varsity Dance Team will hold a dance team clinic at the school, located at 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. The clinic is open to all seventh- through 11th-grade students from any area school. Cost is $50 before March 15, $55 after and at the door. For information and a registration form go to www.ohsathleticboosters.org.