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Calendar: Feb. 7-13

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<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Tommy Ramone. 9 p.m. at Jammin Java., 227 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. Alternative-Country/Indie-Bluegrass music. Tickets: $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 9

<cal2>Paris Piano Trio. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $30. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Persuasions. 8 p.m. at the CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Drive, Reston. Tickets: $20. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Club Phoenix Valentine’s Dance. 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Club Phoenix, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Grades 6-8. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

Greater Washington Golf Show. 2-8 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly. A three day expo of golf-related exhibits. Tickets: $9, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. Visit www.dullesexpo.com.

Milonga Color. Argentine Tango social dancing (called "Milonga" in Buenos Aires) at the Vienna Community Center. Expect to dance on a spacious wood floor to your favorite tango music in a friendly atmosphere. On most second Fridays of each month from 8 p.m. to midnight (a 45 minute supervised practice is included where instructors will be available to answer questions and make suggestions - beginners are welcome). Admission: $10. For more information please visit www.tangocolor.com

Swing Dance. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Dulles Hilton Hote. Music provided by King Teddy. This is a benefit dance for the American Cancer Society in memory of Joe Clemente. A portion of the admittance fee and all money from the games will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Silent Auctions (to bid on a dance, hug or kiss on the cheek with whomever you like) an Apron & Boxers Dance, Special Valentines & candlelight desserts The usual beginner class at 8:30 p.m. to get the newbie's dancing. Cost is $15.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 10

<cal2>Fairfax Eagles Rugby Training. 10:30 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Training kit should include cleats, a mouth guard, and typical outdoor fitness equipment. RSVP to fairfaxeagles@hotmail.com.

Epiphany United Methodist Church will hold it annual chocolate festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 1014 Country Club Drive, N.E., Vienna. There will be a chili dinner, chocolates in many forms for sale, and an auction featuring theme baskets. Proceeds go to support the church’s mission programs. Call 703-938-3494.

Contra Dance. 8-10:45 p.m., workshop 7:15-8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, Reston. Janine Smith calls a contra dance to the music of the June Apple Band at the second of three monthly winter contra dances. Admission: $7 (workshop free). Partner not necessary. Bring snack to share. Call 703-476-4500..

Valentines Dance. 8 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center, Ferndale Ave, Herndon. The Herndon Rotary Club welcomes one of the nation's most sought after oldies show bands 'The Fabulous Hubcaps' for a Valentines. Proceeds from this one-night-only event will be donated to local community charities. For more information and ticket purchases, call 703-579-5044, or e-mail herndonrotaryclub@yahoo.com.

Children's Fashion Show & Luncheon. 11 a.m. at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave, Vienna. This year's fashion show will feature women and children's spring clothing collections, an array of silent auction items. Individual seats cost $75. Reserve tables of 10 for $1,000. Raffle tickets are $10 each, or three for $25. Contact klaffies@aol.com.

Doug Berky – Mask & Mime. 2 p.m. at the Alden Theater, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Ages five and older. Tickets $9/$7 Residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. 6-10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. $5 per person/children under 12 rider for free. Visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Greater Washington Golf Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly. A three day expo of golf-related exhibits. Tickets: $9, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. Visit www.dullesexpo.com.

Frank Solivan II with Mike Munford, John Miller & Chris Walls. Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. Call 703-435-8377.

A Baroque Benefit for CrossLink International. 7 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. N.E., Vienna. A candlelight concert of Ensemble Gaudior. Listen to Baroque masterworks by Bach, Handel, Buxtelhude and more. Reservations recommended. Call 703-534-5465.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Maggie Sansone With Guests. 4, 6 & 8 p.m. at the Olde Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls. Tickets: $14. Call 703-759-3309.

Maureen McGovern. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $30. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition. 2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

Greater Washington Golf Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly. A three day expo of golf-related exhibits. Tickets: $9, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under. Visit www.dullesexpo.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Spark & Rhonda Rucker. Folk. 7:15 p.m. at the Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden St., Herndon. Visit www.restonherndonfolkclub.com.

Film & Discussion at GRACE. 7:30 p.m. at Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street Suite 103, Reston. Discussion of 'Time,' introduced by Merce Cunningham. Featuring Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins and Tim Hawkinson. Popcorn, soft drinks, and wine available. Tickets: $5 for GRACE members, $7 for non-members. Seating is limited to 20. Reservations are requested. Call GRACE at 703-471-9242.

United Daughters of the Confederacy. 6:30 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library Meeting Room, McLean. Prospective member Sandra E. Lennon will speak about her Confederate Ancestor John Henry Gallman of Union County, South Carolina. Public is welcome. Anyone interested in membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy with an ancestor who fought for the Confederacy, or gave material aid, may contact Catherine DeLano, 703-356-4685, or e-mail cpdel2@aol.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 14

<cal2>Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 15

<cal2>Richie Havens. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $25. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet. 8 p.m. at the CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Drive, Reston. Tickets: $25. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

McLean Project for the Arts Tea & Tour. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the MPA Gallery, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit the gallery with Nancy Sausser, exhibitions director, while enjoying a cup of tea and the three exhibits on display. Free, reservations required. Visit www.mpaart.org.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Chris Tomlin. Christian Music. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, Fairfax. Tomlin will perform as part of his "How Great Is Our God" Tour. Tomlin’s recent release See the Morning offers 11 tracks including "Glorious", "Made to Worship", "Awesome is the Lord Most High" and a cover of Brenton Brown’s "Everlasting God". The album also includes a remake of the 1860 hymn "How Can I Keep From Singing", "Glory In The Highest", "Let God Arise", as well as an adaptation of the classic song "Amazing Grace". Tickets: $26. Visit. www.patriotcenter.com.

Chicago City Limits. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Club Phoenix Movie Night. 7 p.m. at Club Phoenix, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Pizza and a double feature. Free. Call 702-255-6360.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Fourth Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. 1-5 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Fair Oaks Shopping Center will be

ushering in the Lunar New Year with costumed dragons and lions, music, dancing, lantern displays, Kung Fu demonstrations, kids crafts, and

more, representing a total of 10 countries. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Dancing. 9 p.m. at the Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Samba dance lesson begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Call 703-430-6557.

Chicago City Limits. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Roger Guenveur Smith is Frederick Douglass. 8 p.m. at the CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Drive, Reston. Tickets: $15. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Chinese New Year Event. 11 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, Downtown Herndon. The Council For the Arts of Herndon presents this library event. Stories and crafts for children ages 3-12. Free. Call 703-437-8855.

Single's Valentine Party. 6 p.m. at Chantilly Park Condos Clubhouse, 3800 Lightfoot Street, Chantilly. Come on out for dinner, games and fun. For more information and reservations call Betty at 703-209-7390. This event is free and open to singles.

Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free alcohol-free dances at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna. Couples and/or line dancing lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. with open dancing starting at 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. For further information regarding admission charges and dance location, visit http://nvcwda.com/ or leave a message at 703-823-5673.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Fighting Gravity. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

4th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. 1-5 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Fair Oaks Shopping Center will be

ushering in the Lunar New Year with costumed dragons and lions, music, dancing, lantern displays, Kung Fu demonstrations, kids crafts, and

more, representing a total of 10 countries. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

The Master Singers of Virginia. 4 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Featuring Rachmaninoff's "Vespers." All concerts will be preceded by a lecture. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors (65+). Visit www.msva.org or call 703-655-7809

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 20

<cal2>Film & Discussion at GRACE. 7:30 p.m. at Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street Suite 103, Reston. Discussion of 'Humor,' introduced by Margaret Cho. Featuring Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibone, Elizabeth Murray and Walton Ford. Popcorn, soft drinks, and wine available. Tickets: $5 for GRACE members, $7 for non-members. Seating is limited to 20. Reservations are requested. Call GRACE at 703-471-9242.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 24

<cal2>GRACE Champagne Art Auction. "Paint Reston Red" at the Reston Town Center Hyatt. Bid on artwork produced by local artists. Entertainment, auctions and dinner. Tickets: $110. To reserve, call 703-471-9242. Visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Norman Wright & The Travelers. Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. Call 703-435-8377.

The Society of Art Rock. SOAR, presents music during the 21st Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. Matt Winn performs using the acoustic guitar to create multiple melodies and percussive beats at the same time using creative and unconventional techniques. Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater Lobby,8333 Little River Turnpike. At the door: $22/Adults & $17/Students + Seniors (65+). Visit www.dancinunlimited.org/festival.htm

45th Annual James A. Bland Memorial Contest. 2-4 p.m. at the Vienna Assembly of God Church, 301 Center St., N, Vienna. Registration due by Feb. 20. For details, applications and rules, call Nancy Volpe at 703-938-7716 or e-mail jvolpe@cox.net.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Al & Amy. Celtic music. 4, 6 & 8 p.m. at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Reservations must be made in advance through the Old Brogue’s staff. Tickets: $14. Call 703-759-3309 or visit www.oldbrogue.com.

The Society of Art Rock. 3 p.m. SOAR, presents music during the 21st Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. Chuck Durfor and Ed Kernan create an orchestra of melody, harmony and counterpoint from the six string guitar. Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater Lobby,8333 Little River Turnpike. At the door: $22/Adults & $17/Students + Seniors (65+). Visit www.dancinunlimited.org/festival.htm.

Reston Chorale Pops Concert. 4 & 7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. This year's concert includes selections written by some of America's best-loved songwriters, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, and other favorites. Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors and Youth. Purchase from RCC Box Office, 703-476-1111. E-mail restonchorale@restonchorale.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Jasper Johns Lecture. 7 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, Downtown Herndon. The Council for the Arts of Herndon presents a lecture on neo-dadaist artists, Jasper Johns. Free. Call 703-437-8855.

Film & Discussion at GRACE. 7:30 p.m. at Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street Suite 103, Reston. Discussion of 'Power,' introduced by David Allen Grier:. Featuring Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko and Ida Appleborg. Popcorn, soft drinks, and wine available. Tickets: $5 for GRACE members, $7 for non-members. Seating is limited to 20. Reservations are requested. Call GRACE at 703-471-9242.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 28

<cal2>Senior Movie Day. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. at the Reston Multiplex Theater, Reston Town Center. Free to those older than 55. Call 703-435-6530 for more.