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Thursday/May 18

Nutrition Discussion. 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Elizabeth Holm DrPH RD from the Virginia Dietetic Association will discuss diet and nutrition in the treatment of ADHD in Madison High School's library, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Sponsored by NOVA CHADD. 703-641-5451 or www.novachadd.com.

“Jesus Christ Superstar.” 7:30 p.m. The musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will be performed by McLean High School Opera Scenes . The musical chronicles the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as seen through the eyes of his disciple, Judas Iscariot. Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students. 703-714-5816.

The Airmen of Note. 7 p.m. at Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. The premiere jazz band of the U.S. Air Force, will highlight Madison High School's Jazz Night.

The Patty Reese Duo. Classic Rock covers, original compositions. 9 p.m. at Tavern on the Lake, Washington Square Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston.

Friday/May 19

Bike to Work Day. 6:30-9 a.m. Celebrate Bike to Work Day at the Reston Town Center. Each year since 2002, cyclists have gathered at the Equity Office Pavilion for a free breakfast, a free t-shirt and water bottle, raffles of bike-related prizes and bicycling information tables. Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will greet the riders at 8 a.m. Visit www.waba.org.

Fashion Show. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. St. Catherine of Siena Women’s Association in Great Falls will host its annual spring fashion show “Step into Spring,” at River Bend Golf and Country Club. Ticket donations are $35 per person. 703-433-0864.

Art Gallery Walk. 6-8 p.m. 11411 Sunset Hills Road, Reston. Artworks Gallery and Galerie Brigitte will co-host an evening Art Walk.

"Run for Your Wife." 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Presented by The Reston Community Players. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

“Jesus Christ Superstar.” 7:30 p.m. The musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will be performed by McLean High School Opera Scenes . The musical chronicles the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as seen through the eyes of his disciple, Judas Iscariot. Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students. 703-714-5816.

"Turn the Beat Around." 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Happy Feet Cloggers, an adult clogging and tap dance group present "Turn the Beat Around," a dance revue. The program will include routines to pop, disco, oldies, Irish, bluegrass and country-western music. At Oakton Elementary School, 3000 Chain Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 for adults. Children 12 and under admitted free. 703-263-7934 or www.happyfeetcloggers.org.

TheatreSports. 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School's Russel Theatre. This is the third and final county wide theatresports competition in the same vein of "Whose Line is it Anyway." Tickets: $5. 703-426-2123 or www.Robinsondrama.org.

Choral Concert. 7 p.m. The Central Lancaster County Homeschool Touring Choir, a 24-voice group of 7th-12th grade students, will present a concert of sacred, classical and traditional choral arrangements. The concert will be held at in the Great Hall at Vienna Presbyterian Church. Admission is free.

Open Mic Night. See an eclectic showcase of talent at the multi-cultural open mic night held at Shahi Kabob House, 724 Pine St., Herndon. Call 704-796-0110.

Friday Night Live. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Come out to the 12th season of Friday Night Live! from behind the Municipal Center, Herndon. The band Drop Dead Sexy will perform. No admission charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. Visit www.herndonrocks.com.

Flying Cows of Ventry. 9 p.m. The Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

Gary Ferguson and Friends. Bluegrass. 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Tickets: $12. 703-435-8377.

Saturday/May 20

Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Fresh local strawberries are ready. Market is in the parking lot behind Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St., Vienna.

Book Signing. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 7851 Tysons Corner Center. Author discussion and signing with Mary Lee Malcolm, author of “Silent Lies."

Atlantic City Trip. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. The Reston Community Center's trip to Atlantic City, NJ. On this trip, participants will spend most of their time on their own, playing at Atlantic City's many grand casinos, enjoying live entertainment and gourmet restaurants, walking the scenic boardwalk or just lounging on the beach. The trip fee of $25 for people who live or work in Small Tax District #5 and $40 for all others includes roundtrip bus transportation, the Tropicana coin rebate, and a trip chaperone. This trip is intended for people age 21 and older. Register in person or by faxing a registration form to 703-476-2488. Contact the Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Spring Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Stroll living history museum grounds. See farm family and community members in character and costume. Adults $5; Children 3-12, Senior Citizens $2.50. Visit www.1771.org for a free

Market Fair pass. Weather permitting. 703-903-9330.

“Pop to Patriotism.” 6 to 9 p.m. Peter Max will bring his “Pop to Patriotism” art show to Tysons Galleria in McLean. His appearances are open to the public and his artwork will be available for acquisition. Visit www.petermax.com.

"Run for Your Wife." 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Presented by The Reston Community Players. 703-476-4500 or www.restonplayers.org.

Art Workshop. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Come to the Children's Art Workshops with Pat Macintyre at the Reston Museum,1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. Make-and-take projects themed for the seasons. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

Art Demonstration Day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Great Falls Library. Watch artists demonstrate their craft answer questions. This event is part of the annual Spring Art Show and Sale which runs throughout the month of May. The exhibit features paintings, photography, wood sculpture, pottery and jewelry. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library and the Great Falls Studios. 703-757-6762 or at waltlawrence@cox.net.

Fine Arts Night. 5-8 p.m. at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road., McLean. The evening includes a Choral Concert, Art Exhibit and Reception. Free.703-790-5450.

Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Experience the 15th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. More than 180 of the nation's fine artists will display their paintings, sculpture, fine craft and jewelry for purchase. Plenty to see, hear, taste and do with musical performances, festive foods, artist demonstrations, a Children’s Art Tent and more. Presented by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). 703-471-9242 or www.restonarts.org.

Ballroom Dancing. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Ballroom Dancing with the Big Band sound of Colvin Run Dance Band. Colvin Run School Hosue, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $12 per person. No Dance Lessons. 703-430-6557.

Voce Chamber Singers. 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Nafziger they will present Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury and Peter Schickele's, a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach, Liebeslieder Polkas. Advance admission is $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $5 for students — $20 adults, $15 seniors and $7 students at the door. 703-277-7772 or VoceVA@hotmail.com.

"The Art of American Song." 6 and 8 p.m. The Reston Chorale presents "The Art of American Song." This concert celebrates the music of some of America's most renowned composers. Performances at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tickets: $20 for general, $15 for seniors and youth. 703-476-1111 or www.restonchorale.org.

Flying Cows of Ventry. 9 p.m. The Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

Sunday/May 21

Ladies' Day Out. 1-4 p.m. As Herndon gets ready for the annual Relay for Life — June 10 at Herndon High School — local women have the opportunity to attend a Ladies' Day Out as a Relay for Life fundraiser. Featured options for attendees will include foot spas, aromatherapy, makeovers, microdermabrasion and more. Event held at the Hiddenbrook Clubhouse, 1508A Saddlers Wells Dr, Herndon. 703-766-0294 or www.wahmfest.org/relayforlife.

Spring Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Stroll living history museum grounds. See farm family and community members in character and costume. Adults $5; Children 3-12, Senior Citizens $2.50. Visit www.1771.org for a free

Market Fair pass. Weather permitting. 703-903-9330.

Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Experience the 15th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. More than 180 of the nation's fine artists will display their paintings, sculpture, fine craft and jewelry for purchase. Plenty to see, hear, taste and do with musical performances, festive foods, artist demonstrations, a Children’s Art Tent and more. Presented by the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE). 703-471-9242 or www.restonarts.org.

"Masked Marvels and Wondertales." 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. A presentation of Michael Cooper's one-man show. Tickets: $9, $7 for McLean district residents. The performance is suitable for ages 6 and older.

703-790-0123, or www.mcleancenter.org.

Orchestra Concert. 4 p.m. The Reston Community Center's Spring Finale concert will take place at the RCC Hunter's Woods. South Lakes High School senior, Eric Perreault will perform Lalo’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. Maestro Dingwall Fleary, Music Director of the RCO, will additionally conduct Britten’s Simple Symphony for Strings and Gounod’s Petite Symphony for Nine Winds. Admission is free. Visit www.restonchamberorchestra.org.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band. 2-4 p. m. At Colvin Run Historical Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. 703-759-2771.

Tuesday/May 23

Art Exhibit Reception. 7:30-9 p.m. at the Frame Factory, 212 Dominion Road, Vienna. W.T. Woodson High School's Advanced Placement Studio Art class will show 13 talented art students who have been studying under the direction of teacher Jayne Matricardi-Burke. 703-371-6736

Open Mic Night. The Tortilla Factory Restaurant, 746 Elden St., Herndon, in partnership with the Herndon-Reston Folk Club, sponsors an open-mike night. Anyone may sign up to play song in the folk music tradition. Call the club for additional information at 703-689-0444.

Wednesday/May 24

Senior Movie Day. 10 a.m. Enjoy the RA's "Meet Me at the Movies - Senior Movie Day" at the Reston Multiplex Cinema, Reston Town Center. The featured movie is Monster In Law and is free to those 55 or older. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 703-435-6530.

Reston on Film. 7 p.m. "Reston – Past, Present, and Future" on film at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. A presentation by Steve Resz, who will talk about the making of his brand new film about Reston. The DVD will be for sale at Reston Museum. Visit www.restonmuseum.org.

Fundraising Youth Dinner. 6-7:30 p.m. Bonefish Grill in Fairfax is sponsoring this third annual dinner with all proceeds going to support the church’s youth program and the youth’s summer TEAMeffort mission trip to work with migrant families in Florida. Held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, a United Methodist church located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road., Vienna. Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for children ages 3 to 10. Children under 2 will be admitted free. 703-281-3987 or www.GoodShepherdVA.com.

Open Mic Night. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Artists perform at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Acoustic performers should be present before 9 p.m. to sign up. Bands follow the acoustic performers. Bands must sign up in advance by calling 703-435-JIMS. Visit www.jimmystavern.com.

Robbie Schaeffer. Americana. 7:30 p.m. Robbie Schaeffer, from the band Eddie From Ohio, performs in the Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Tickets: $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance reservations strongly encouraged. 703-352-5900.

Thursday/May 25

Advanced Sushi Class. 6-7 p.m. Learn to make sushi with a Japanese sushi chef at Obi Sushi, Reston Town Center. Take home what you make; all materials provided. Cost is $30 per person, or ask about packages which include 4 class levels. Limited classroom, adults only. 703-766-SUSHI.

Friday/May 26

Open Mic Night. See an eclectic showcase of talent at the multi-cultural open mic night held at Shahi Kabob House, 724 Pine St., Herndon. Call 704-796-0110.

Friday Night Live. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Come out to the 12th season of Friday Night Live! behind the Municipal Center, Herndon. Reggae band Black Sheep will perform. No admission charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. To learn more, visit www.herndonrocks.com.

The Pocket Band. 9 p.m. The Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

Saturday/May 27

Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m.. Seasonal produce and other fresh goods. Market is in the parking lot behind Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St., Vienna.

The Pocket Band. 9 p.m. The Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

Sunday/May 28

Young Soloists Recital. 3 p.m. Alden Theatre of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Summer Blast Off at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. Includes a free concert by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, followed by fireworks in Wolf Trap's meadow. 703-255-1868.

Wednesday/May 31

FBI Lecture. 7 p.m. FBI Special Agent Debra LaPrevotte will be at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna, to talk about her experiences, including a stint at the Human Remains Recovery School in Tennessee, also known as the "Body Farm." Free. 703-938-0405.

Friday/June 2

"Oliver" Auditions. 6-9:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Children age 11-18 are invited to audition. 703-255-6360.

Sanford and Lena. 9 p.m. The Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

Saturday/June 3

"Lestat" on Broadway. 8 a.m.-12 a.m. The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a trip to see "Lestat" in New York City. A charter bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., and return around midnight. $110 for Town of Vienna residents and $230 for those outside the town. 703-255-6360.

Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Great Falls United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale. Shop or sell. Spaces available for $20. The rain date will be June 10. 703-582-1640 or carolwright@starpower.net.

5k Visionwalk. 10 a.m. The Northern Virginia Chapter of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is holding a 5k Visionwalk to benefit the foundation. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Reston Town Center pavillion. This is a family oriented event, everyone is welcome to attend. For further information, visit www.fightblindness.org or call Fred Baerenz at 703-757-8020.

Reston Garden Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A dozen gardens in the Reston area will be featured including a selection of townhouse and single family shade gardens. Co-sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Garden Club. All proceeds from ticket sales going to the Friends of Reston for the Nature House. Tickets: $20. Visit www.restongardenclub.org

Paint-Out. There is an outdoor landscape paint-out being held at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St. Twenty participants have been invited to paint, and all of the paintings will be auctioned. Painters will be arriving around 5 a.m., and there will be an all-you-can-eat barbecue from noon-2 p.m. Cost is $19.95 for tickets bought before June 1 and $22.95 thereafter. A portion of the proceeds will help fund activities at the park. Call 703-759-9018 visit www.forb.org. Admission to the park is free.

Art Workshop. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Come to the Children's Art Workshops with Pat Macintyre at the Reston Museum,1639 Washington Plaza at Lake Anne Village Center. Make-and-take projects themed for the seasons. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

Sanford and Lena. 9 p.m. The Old Brogue, 760C Walker Road, Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

Sunday/June 4

Tour de Cure. A bike ride, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, is a 12-mile ride suitable for family groups, and the 35, 63, and 100 mile rides are designed to challenge cyclists of all levels. The ride starts at Reston Town Center and provides four different routes with rest stops, snacks, drinks, and support along the

way. All routes utilize the W&OD Trail, and the 63 and 100 mile routes also include roads in Loudoun County. Visit www.diabetes.org to obtain additional information and

to sign up. The Tour de Cure also needs volunteers and sponsors for riders. Visit www.diabetes.org to sponsor a rider or to sign up as a volunteer. Volunteers may also e-mail Carolyn Barker carolyn.barker@ngc.com.

"Oliver" Auditions. 1-4 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Children age 11-18 are invited to audition. 703-255-6360.

Wednesday/June 7

Spring Wine Tasting Seminar. Learn the ins and outs of wine pairings at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The seminars are held on Wednesday evenings and are taught by Jane Hermansen, president of the Greater Washington Wine School, LLC. Students have the option of signing up for as many or as few of the one and a half hour sessions as they like. The cost is $45, $40 McLean district residents. This lecture is titled, "Beaujolais Bonanza." Each lecture will be held from 7:30–9 p.m. Call 703-790-0123, TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Thursday/June 8

Soccer Tryouts. 6-7:30 p.m. The Reston Rapids95, currently playing in Division 2 of ODSL and looking toward a roster increase for the upcoming fall season, are seeking players that are interested in a competitive, yet fun, soccer environment. Tryouts will be on field #7B at Lake Fairfax Park. Call Pam Jensen, 703-406-2247 or e-mail restonrapids95@netzero.net.

Friday/June 9

Friday Night Live. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Come out to the 12th season of Friday Night Live! behind the Municipal Center, Herndon. Rock bands Fighting Gravity and Everyone but Pete will perform. No admission charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. Visit www.herndonrocks.com.

Saturday/June 10

Soccer Tryouts. 6-7:30 p.m. The Reston Rapids95, currently playing in Division 2 of ODSL and looking toward a roster increase for the upcoming fall season, are seeking players that are interested in a competitive, yet fun, soccer environment. Tryouts will be on field #7B at Lake Fairfax Park. Call Pam Jensen, 703-406-2247 or e-mail restonrapids95@netzero.net.

Sunday/June 11

Mosaic Harmony. 3 p.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road, SW, Vienna. Proceeds will help the Shepherd's Center continue to provide programs and services to older adults. Tickets: $20. 703-281-0538 or www.scov.org.

Tuesday/June 13

Soccer Tryouts. 6-7:30 p.m. The Reston Rapids95, currently playing in Division 2 of ODSL and looking toward a roster increase for the upcoming fall season, are seeking players that are interested in a competitive, yet fun, soccer environment. Tryouts will be on field #7B at Lake Fairfax Park. Call Pam Jensen, 703-406-2247 or e-mail restonrapids95@netzero.net.

Wednesday/June 14

Spring Wine Tasting Seminar. Learn the ins and outs of wine pairings at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. The seminars are held on Wednesday evenings and are taught by Jane Hermansen, president of the Greater Washington Wine School, LLC. Students have the option of signing up for as many or as few of the 1.5-hour sessions as they like. The cost is $45, $40 McLean district residents. This lecture is titled, "Smell It, Taste It, Guess It." Each lecture will be held from 7:30–9 p.m. Call 703-790-0123, TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Thursday/June 15

Soccer Tryouts. 6-7:30 p.m. The Reston Rapids95, currently playing in Division 2 of ODSL and looking toward a roster increase for the upcoming fall season, are seeking players that are interested in a competitive, yet fun, soccer environment. Tryouts will be on field #7B at Lake Fairfax Park. Call Pam Jensen, 703-406-2247 or e-mail restonrapids95@netzero.net.

Friday/June 16

Friday Night Live. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Come out to the 12th season of Friday Night Live! behind the Municipal Center, Herndon. Rock band Burnt Sienna will perform. No admission charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. Visit www.herndonrocks.com.

"Lady Macbeth Revealed." 8 p.m. The McLean Drama Company presents "Lady MacBeth Revealed"a new play by Rachael Bail, at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for groups may be purchased at the Alden Theatre box office. 703-790-0123. E-mail rachbail@yahoo.com

Saturday/June 17

"Lady Macbeth Revealed." 8 p.m. The McLean Drama Company presents "Lady MacBeth Revealed"a new play by Rachael Bail, at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for groups may be purchased at the Alden Theatre box office. 703-790-0123. E-mail rachbail@yahoo.com

Sunday/June 18

"Lady Macbeth Revealed." 2:30 p.m. The McLean Drama Company presents "Lady MacBeth Revealed"a new play by Rachael Bail, at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $15, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for groups may be purchased at the Alden Theatre box office. 703-790-0123. E-mail rachbail@yahoo.com

Friday/June 23

Friday Night Live. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Come out to the 12th season of Friday Night Live! behind the Municipal Center, Herndon. Rock bands Junkfood and Eight Track Jones will perform. No admission charge. Food and beverages available for purchase. To learn more, visit www.herndonrocks.com.

Saturday/June 24

Firehouse Rededication. 10 a.m.-noon. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is officially re-dedicating its firehouse. After almost five years of planning and 13 months of major construction the station is now complete. The morning will include light refreshments and tours of the station. There will also be keynote speakers from the county, town and Fire and Rescue Department. The station is located at 400 Center St., S. Contact Daniel Sieff at dsieff@vvfd.org or call 703-938-2242.