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<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 5

<cal2>The Samples. Rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets: $16 advanced, $20 at door. All ages. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 6

<cal2>Kids’ Night Out II. 6:30-10 p.m. at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Children ages 6-9 enjoy supervised group play time. Parents can take some free time while their children play games, create arts and crafts, watch movies or feed the ducks on the lake. Snacks and drinks are provided during the evening. Kids Night Out II is $10 for residents and employees in Small District 5, and $15 for nonresidents. Call 703-476-4500 or 800-828-1120 (TTY). Contact Debbie Heron, youth programs director, at 703-390-6163.

Bobbe Shore & First Call. Jazz. 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium at Meadowlark Gardens, located off Route 7 and Beulah Road. The 5-piece will perform in a concert-like setting with seating and a small dance floor. Tickets: $15. Visit www.meadowlarkgardens.com.

High Ground. Bluegrass. 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Tickets: $12. Call 03-435-8377.

Quartetto Gelato. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. They will present hot and cool, songs from Latin America. For tickets, call 703-46-4500.

Swing Dance. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Dance to The Joker's Wild. Admission: $15. Call 703-359-9882 or visit www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 7

<cal2>JMU Dukes vs Rhode Island Rams. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Join the Reston Community Center as they take a day-trip down to Harrisonburg to cheer on James Madison University. Cheer on Division 1-AA Champs on RCC Day-trip. Participants are responsible for their own meals. The trip is $20 for residents and employees of Small District 5 and $30 for non-residents. To register for James Madison vs. Rhode Island Football Game (Reg#808001-7A), call 703-476-4500.

RCC Virginia Wine Country Tour. A private tasting and seminar at The Wine Cabinet in Reston on Sunday, Oct. 1 and tour two nearby vineyards on Saturday, Oct. 7. Sponsored by the Reston Community Center and YMCA Fairfax County Reston. Registration covers seminar, tasting and hors d’ouerves at The Wine Cabinet, and tours of Tarara and Hillsboro vineyards. Participants bring $8 for tasting fees and picnic lunch for vineyard tours. Open to adults age 21 and over, the "Virginia Wine Country Tour" (Reg. #: 105149-7A) is $62 for residents and employees in Small District 5, and $75 for non-residents. Contact Shannon Delborrello at 703-390-6159.

Sneak Peak at Fall Fashions. 1-3 p.m. at Ann Taylor Loft, 747 A, Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Consumers are invited to join Ann Taylor Loft and Glamour for an inside look at the newest arrivals. Music, informal modeling and refreshments. Plus enter for your chance to win head-to-toe fall looks. RSVP: LOFTRSVP@glamour.com

CROP Hunger Walk Benefit Concert. 6:30 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church. Featuring Work in Progress, the praise band of VPC. This concert is free and open to everyone. A voluntary offering will be accepted and all proceeds will go to the Vienna CROP Walk on Nov. 12, to support the work of Church World Service. Visit www.churchworldservice.org or www.cropwalk.org. To obtain more information about the specific details of the Vienna CROP Walk, contact Betty Rahal at betty.rahal@verizon.net.

Toshi Reagon. Eclectic Rock. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets: $15. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

"The Canterbury Tales." 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre will present two performances of The Aquila Theatre Company of New York’s “slightly naughty” version of The Canterbury Tales. Tickets: $30, $25 for McLean district residents and $12 for students. Members of the cast also will present a free, pre-performance discussion of the play and the production at 6:30 p.m. Seating for the discussions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Walk for Growing Hope. 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Mural/Train Station, Vienna. The Optimist Club of Vienna sponsors their first annual fundraising walk to raise money for Growing Hope and the Childhood Cancer Campaign. It will begin and end at the Mural/Train Station parking lot with registration between 8:30 AM-10 a.m. and closing ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. with refreshments. Participants are invited to walk at their own pace or sponsor others. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this event will go to Growing Hope and Optimist International fund for childhood cancer research. Visit www.viennaoptimist.org or call Bob McCormick or Ruth Korobov at 703-242-0564.

Ballroom Dancing. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Dance to the sound of the Colvin Run Dance Band. Rumba dance lessons at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Lesson: $5. 703-430-6557.

"Genealogy Tune-Up Tips." 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. The Fairfax Genealogical Society will sponsor a one-day genealogy fair. The registration fee is $18 which

includes lunch. There is an additional charge of $5 for walk-ins. Registration is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. The first presentation will start at 9 a.m. and the program will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Contact www.fxgs.org or 703-360-0920.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 8.

<cal2>Scarecrow Making Workshop. 1-2 p.m. or 2-3 p.m. at Frying Pan Park Visitor's Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Bring an outfit and a pair of pantyhose for each scarecrow. Held outdoors under tent, dress for weather. Prepaid reservations required. Canceled if Rain. $7 for one scarecrow/family. $5 for each additional. 703-437-9101.

"Destiny & the Law of Karma." 2-4 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library. The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) holds a free workshop on Destiny and the Law of Karma. Visit www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/events.

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Meeting. 2:15 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society's award winning growers and National Chrysanthemum Master Judges Normandie Atkins and Bonnie Mirmak will demonstrate simple techniques on how to improve the appearance of your mums and garden flowers for home and/or show presentations. Free Admission. Call Jim Dunne 703-560-8776.

Tea Dances. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Professional dance instructor and DJ Michael Rye teaches three mini-dance lessons and plays a range of music from golden oldies to modern dance selections. Door prizes and light refreshments. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

"The Canterbury Tales." 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre will present two performances of The Aquila Theatre Company of New York’s “slightly naughty” version of The Canterbury Tales. Tickets: $30, $25 for McLean district residents and $12 for students. Members of the cast also will present a free, pre-performance discussion of the play and the production at 1:30 p.m. Seating for the discussions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

"Washington Symphonic Brass in the 50's." 7:30 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Brand new arrangements of great music from the 1750's, 1850's, and 1950's, featuring selections from Handel, Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster, Bernstein, Shostakovich and, of course, Elvis. Tickets: $25; $20 (military/seniors); $10 (students). Purchase at door or in advance at WSBTickets@verizon.net.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Arts Week Kickoff. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Frying Pan Park Visitor Center, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Celebrate Arts Week with a free children's program. Puppet show, storyteller and songster. Space limited. Free. 703-4347-9101.

Open Mic. 7-10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Hosted by David Cotton. Free. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 10

<cal2>"The Four Centuries Of Virginia Quilts." 7:30-9 p.m. at the Mclean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., Mclean. Colleen Callahan, costume and textile historian with experience in conservation and theatrical costumes will discuss the history of Old Dominion quilts and their makers over time. It is McLean Community Center Course #1997.260, $30 for McLean residents; $35 for non-residents. Contact Francine Proulx, ISA AM, at 703-395-7015, fpappraisals@hotmail.com. www.mcleancenter.org.

Open Mic. 7:30 p.m. at the Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden St., Herndon. Sponsored by the Reston/Herndon Folk Club. Visit www.restonherndonfolkclub.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 11

<cal2>"Chair, Sandbag, Rose." 8 p.m. at the CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre company present their performance piece with four fairy tales of love and war. 703-476-4500

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Visit www.jimmystavern.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 12

<cal2>James Baker Book Signing. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. Former Chief of Staff James Baker will be in the store for a discussion and signing of his new memoir. Join us for a look at James Baker's "Work Hard, Study…and Keep Out of Politics: Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life." Revealing an inside perspective on everything from the Iran/Contra scandal to the 2000 election dispute.

Chris Trapper. Acoustic pop/rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java. 227 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets: $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 13

<cal2>Antiques Show & Sale. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. A variety of furniture and collectibles. Admission: $4.50. Event runs through Oct. 15. Call 703-255-6360.

Lemony Snicket Farewell Celebration. 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Fountain Drive, Reston. For the final book in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Barnes & Noble in Reston will be hosting an awful celebration. Have the chance to win a signed copy of Book the Thirteenth: The End.

Healthy Cooking. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Healthy Cooking (Reg#: 102157-7A) introduces students to low-fat yet full-flavored dishes for healthy gourmet meals. To register, call 703-476-4500.

The Turtle Island String Quartet & Ying Quartet. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Part of the Founder's Day Celebration commemorating the venue's 25th anniversary. Tickets: $35. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 14

<cal2>KidsFest 2006. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 301 Center St., Vienna. Bike rodeo, moon bounce and entertainment. Free. Advance registration required for bike safety rodeo. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Riparian Restoration at Waverly Park. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Waverly Park, 1801 Abbotsford Drive, Vienna. Learn about stream valleys as you work to plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the vegetative buffer to Wolftrap Creek. Free. 703-324-8686.

Farm Harvest Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Milk a goat, shell corn, peel ad press apples and meet the farm animals. Paint a small pumpkin, climb in a corn play box, play farm games and see traditional farm demonstrations. Admission: $3. 703-437-9101.

Antiques Show & Sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. A variety of furniture and collectibles. Admission: $4.50. Event runs through Oct. 15. Call 703-255-6360.

Amy Tan at CenterStage. 3 p.m. at the CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Listen to the author of "The Joy Luck Club," "The Kitchen God's" and "Saving Fish from Drowning" read stories and talk about her writing. For tickets, call 703-476-4500

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Presented jointly with the Reston Community Center and Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG), part of the proceeds from the show will benefit NVHG’s scholarship fund. The small show features 40 juried crafters and their finest creations, including a broad array of arts and crafts such as jewelry, ornaments, wearable art, wood, fine art originals and prints, leather, stained glass, fused glass, dolls and figurines, photography, decorative painting, hand weaving, pottery, shell art and more. Contact Haywood R. Hopson, Sr., Community Events Director, at 703-390-6161.

John Gorka with Michael Manring. Folk. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 15

<cal2>Antiques Show & Sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. A variety of furniture and collectibles. Admission: $4.50. Call 703-255-6360.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band. 2-4 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Spread you blanket and listen to the last Colvin Run Mill concert of the season. Free. Donations accepted. 703-759-2771.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Presented jointly with the Reston Community Center and Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild (NVHG), part of the proceeds from the show will benefit NVHG’s scholarship fund. The small show features 40 juried crafters and their finest creations, including a broad array of arts and crafts such as jewelry, ornaments, wearable art, wood, fine art originals and prints, leather, stained glass, fused glass, dolls and figurines, photography, decorative painting, hand weaving, pottery, shell art and more. Contact Haywood R. Hopson, Sr., Community Events Director, at 703-390-6161.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 16

<cal2>Reston Presents. 7-9 p.m. at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Lucia St. Clair Robson’s eighth book, "Shadow Patriots," is set in the Revolutionary War era and tells the story of George Washington’s Culper spy ring, which included a female operative known only as "355." Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 21

<cal2>Ballroom Dancing. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Dance to the sound of the Colvin Run Dance Band. Rumba dance lessons at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Lesson: $5. 703-430-6557.

Autumn Adventure at Reston Town Center. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the change of season at this annual event with horse-drawn hayrides, a hay maze, face painting, make-and-take crafts and entertainment by Flumpa, the Living Scarecrows. Children are invited to participate in a costume parade and contest, and trick or treating at participating Reston Town Center retailers. Admission: $5 per child or $20 per family. Proceeds benefit programs of Reston Interfaith. Visit www.restontowncenter.com

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 22.

<cal2>Cornucopia of Halloween and Harvest Tales. 1-1:45 p.m. at Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Get into the seasonal spirit with storyteller Barbara Effron. Ages 3 and up. Prepaid reservations required. Admission: $3. 703-437-9101.

Harvest Tea for Young Ladies. 2-3:30 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Young ladies, 8-11, bring your American Girl or other special doll for a fall tea and craft. Reservations required by Oct.. 18. Admission: $20. 703-759-2771.

Fall Community Jam. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Lake Anne, Reston. “BanjerDan” Mazer & bassist/guitarist Scott Giambusso will accompany open mic volunteers at the Fall Community Jam Session on Theme: bluegrass and roots. Light refreshments. Contact 703-476-4500.

"Israel Needs" Benefit Concert. 7 p.m. at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. A concert to benefit Israel Needs through the Annual Campaign of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Suggested donation: $25. Features The Robynn Helzner Trio, the Machaya Klezmer Band, Flory Jagoda, Zemer Chai and Shir Energy. All funds will go to address the humanitarian needs of Israel. Visit www.jccnv.org.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 23

<cal2>"To Kill a Mockingbird." 10 a.m. at RCC CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Part of the RCC Monday Movies series. Free continental breakfast beginning at 9:15 a.m. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 27

<cal2>Oak Marr's Haunted Miniature Golf. 7-9 p.m. at Oak Marr Miniature Golf Course, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Dress up in costume, then play a round of haunted miniature golf. Receive candy and goodies throughout the game. Tickets: $7. 703-281-6501.

5th Annual Tour de Vines. 7-10 p.m. at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave., Vienna. To Benefit Alternative House — the Abused and Homeless Children's Refuge. Sample an international array of wines from Austria, Australia/New Zealand, Italy, France and the Americas and bid on weekend getaways, sport and entertainment tickets, fine art and jewelry. Tickets: $50 by Oct. 20; $60 after/door. Visit www.thealternativehouse.org or call 703-506-9191.

Halloween Haunting in the Park. Guided Tours for ages eight and older at Glyndon Park, Vienna: 7:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10 p.m. & 10:45 p.m. Tickets: $5. Must be purchased in advance at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 28

<cal2>Jammin’ Java Fifth Anniversary Party. Family Shows: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Local Rock: 7 p.m. Join the Jammin’ Java community as they celebrate their Fifth Anniversary. Experience the new stage, improved sound system, full service bar and innumerable other improvements. Tickets: $10. All ages. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 4

<cal2>Cooking Chinese Cuisine. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Through demonstration and hands-on lessons, Chinese Cuisine (Reg#: 102158-7A) teaches students recipes ideal for a dinner for two. Dishes include Pork Dumplings with dipping sauces, Braised Mushrooms, and Roast Duck. To register, call 703-476-4500.

Luncheon & Fashion Show. 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza and Conference Center, 2200 Centreville Road, Herndon. The Herndon Woman's Club will host its annual luncheon fashion show that features clothing from The Silk Purse. Tickets: $35. All are welcome. Reserve by Oct. 25 by calling 703-391-6829.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Red, Heart & Soul Fall Gala Benefit. 6:30 p.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Held by Devotion To Children (DTC).

Attendees will be invited to enjoy an evening of food and drinks, live band, dancing and raffle prizes. Attire will be red, business, or black tie optional. Red, Heart & Soul is the culmination of the year’s efforts to raise funds and create awareness for DTC’s programs and initiatives. Admission: $75 pre-event, $85 at door. Sponsorships begin at $500. Visit www.devotiontochildren.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Herndon Turkey Trot 5K. Race starts at 4 p.m. at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. Race day registration 2-3:30 p.m. in the Herndon Community Center Gym, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Pre-registration: $10 or $15 day of race. Win a Thanksgiving Dinner, refreshments and door prizes available to all runners after race. Contact 703-787-7300 or www.herndon-va.gov for age groups and registration.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 7

<cal2>A Holiday House Tour and Tea. 1-4 p.m. at 6832 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. will be held on hosted by the Commonwealth Circle of Northern Virginia. Four Houses will be featured. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Vanguard and Child Help USA. Fee $30. Tickets may be purchased at Prezzies Gifts and Degage in McLean. The address for Prezzies is 6832 Old Dominion Drive,

McLean 703-442-4575.