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Calendar: Feb. 28-March 6

<lst>Send announcements to The Connection by mail at 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to cstaten@connectionnewspapers.com or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Christopher Staten at 703-917-6447 with questions. Events are free unless otherwise noted. For additional calendar listings, visit our Web site at www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<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.

<cal1>Thursday/March 1

<cal2>Mothers First - Chantilly/Centreville. 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org

Second City Touring Company. 8 p.m. at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Friday/March 2

<cal2>Second City Touring Company. 8 p.m. at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Saturday/March 3

<cal2>Leslie Gore. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $35/30 Residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Tour Wolf Trap. 11 a.m. at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Before the crowds come out to all those Filene Center shows, the public has several opportunities to get an inside look at the world-class venue, thanks to free guided tours by the National Park Service. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dancing at Wolf Trap. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Dance to the music of Charivari Cajun music from veterans of last summer’s 17th Annual Louisiana Swamp Romp. Tickets: $18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Western Dance. Lesson begin at 7:30 p.m., Dance: 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna. For further information regarding admission charges and dance location, please visit our website at http://nvcwda.com/ or leave a message at 703-823-5673.

<cal1>Sunday/March 4

<cal2>RA Trip for “The Presidents Own.” Join the Reston Association as they take a chartered bus trip to see US Marine Band play at Northern Virginia Community College on, 12:30–5 p.m. Fee: $18 Reston residents; $24 non-residents. Chartered bus leaves from Hunters Woods Shopping Center, Thoreau Place and Lake Anne Fellowship House. Call 703-435-6577 for further information and registration form.

Exotic Dancing. 10 a.m. at the Creative Dance Center, Chantilly. The Signature Workout Series is a four-week workshop to tone, tighten and teach students how to stay in touch with their sensuality. Offered every Sunday in March. To register or for more information, please call 1-866-HIP-ROLL or visit www.aoed.com.

Dancing at Wolf Trap. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Dance to the music of Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans, Afro-Caribbean inspired Americana. Tickets: $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Buzz at E.C. Lawrence Park. 1-4 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly. Spring is approaching fast and the honeybees are beginning to stir. Come see what all of the buzz is about as professional beekeeper Dan Hannum prepares the hives for spring. This event is free and is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Due to the popularity of the class, reservations are required. 703-631-0013.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 6

<cal2>Film & Discussion at GRACE. 7:30 p.m. at Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street Suite 103, Reston. Discussion of 'Memory,' introduced by Isabella Rossellini. Featuring Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelly, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Joseph McElheny. 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.

Wine Dinner. 7 p.m. at Cafe Oggi, 6671 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Guest speaker Aldo Rafanelli will guide tasters through a selection of wine from the Tuscany region. Cost: $62.50 per person. Reservations required. Call 703-442-7360.

<cal1>Thursday/March 8

<cal2>Dancing at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Dance to the music of Roomful of Blues. Tickets: $22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Friday/March 9

<cal2>"Museum" Auditions. 7:30 p.m.Reston Community Players will hold auditions for "Museum" at the Lindsay Petersen Hall, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Preformance Dates: May 4- May 19 . Needed: Nine men & nine women, ages18-65 Call 703-435-4330 or visit www.restonplayers.org

Dinner Theater. 6 p.m. at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Road, Herndon. Cost is $20 per person and includes the plays. Cash or check, payable to Herndon Drama, accepted at the door. Reservations are required for dinner and can be made by e-mailing Sarah Bever at sarah.bever@fcps.edu or calling the Theatre Dept. at 703-810-2341. The Family and Consumer Sciences class is preparing the food. The theme for the plays is "theatre through the ages," and the shows the four shows will be: "The Odyssey," a quirky adaptation of the epic journey; "Lovers of Verona," a commedia d'el arte sho; "Much Ado About Nothing," - Shakespeare, set it in the roaring 20's; "War at Home," - Herndon's award winning show about teenagers in the aftermath of Sept. 11. Plays start at 8:00 pm. Cost is $5 per person for plays only. No Reservation are required to attend the plays.

<cal1>Saturday/March 10

<cal2>Phoenix. Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. Call 703-435-8377.

Reston Contra Dance. 8-10:45 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. David Winston calls to the music of the June Apple Band at the last of three 2006 winter contra dances at the Reston Community Center. Beginners' workshop 7:15-8 p.m., dance 8-10:45 p.m.. Admission: $7 (workshop free). Partner not necessary. Bring snack to share (juice is provided). Call 703-476-4500.

World Children's Choir 17th Anniversary Concert. 7 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard St. Songs from around the world and “The Laughing River,” a narrated story with West African drumming. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors and children available at the door or in advance by calling 703-883-0920 or visiting www.worldchildrenschoir.org.

"Museum" Auditions. 2:30 p.m.Reston Community Players will hold auditions for "Museum" at the Lindsay Petersen Hall, 266 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Preformance Dates: May 4- May 19 . Needed: Nine men & nine women, ages18-65 Call 703-435-4330 or visit www.restonplayers.org

“Take Control For Women.” 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Body By Geoff, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Karen Cleveland will lead a free introductory session discussing issues and challenges in health, fitness, lifestyle and body image for pre, peri, or post menopausal women. Topics in future sessions will explore menopause challenges such as hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps, weight gain, irritability, body shape change, skin & hair changes, diet, nutrition, and alternate therapies. 703-464-5559 or information@bodybygeoff.com.

<cal1>Sunday/March 11

<cal2>Reston Community Orchestra Concert. 4 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2301 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Maestro Dingwall Fleary conducts Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 1, Debussy — Children's Corner Suite, and Pee Wee the Piccolo with Guest Narrator and surprise youth soloist. Free. Call 703-860-0108 or visit www.restoncommunityorchestra.org.

Exotic Dancing. 10 a.m. at the Creative Dance Center, Chantilly. The Signature Workout Series is a four-week workshop to tone, tighten and teach students how to stay in touch with their sensuality. Offered every Sunday in March. To register or for more information, please call 1-866-HIP-ROLL or visit www.aoed.com.

Music Concert. 7 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. This concert will include a selection of marches and will also feature a trumpet solo by 13-year old Dominic Favia, the youngest member of the band. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.viennacommunityband.org.

Film Screenings. "Mediated: The 21st Century Lifestyle" by Todd Raviotta and "The Madcap Three" by Joe Carabeo of Burke and Brian Sarvis 7 p.m. at the Cinema Arts Theatre, 9560 Main St., Fairfax. $9. Mature content. For more see www.cinemaartstheatre.com.

Bluegrass Jam. 1-4 p.m. at Reston's Used Book Shop, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Now every second Sunday of the month, and every fifth Sunday. Players and spectators welcome. Call 703-435-9772

Virginia Bronze Handbell Ensemble. 3:30 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street, Vienna. "The Many Moods of Music: The Power of Music and Emotions." Suggested Donation of $10/person or $25/family. Contact 888-824-2541 or vab@vabronze.org

Different Ways to Grow Your Chrysanthemums. 2 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a one-hour descriptive program with Q&A by award winning grower and accredited Mum Judge, Betty Lunsford, on "Everything you ever wanted to know about Growing Hanging Baskets, Mum trees, Cascades and Mounds." Free Admission and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne, 703-560-8776 for more information. Visit our web site www.odcsmums.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 13

<cal2>Film & Discussion at GRACE. 7:30 p.m. at Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street Suite 103, Reston. Discussion of 'Structures,' introduced by Matthew Ritchie, Fred Wilson, Richard Tuttle and Roni Horn. 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>Thursday/March 15

<cal2>Mothers First - Chantilly/Centreville. 10:15 a.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org

<cal1>Friday/March 16

<cal2> Voce Chamber Group. 8 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. VOCE will celebrate Mozart’s musical genius with an all-Mozart. Advance purchased tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door and are an additional $2 each ($25 adults, $20 seniors, $7 students). For further information or advance ticket purchase contact Peter Waggoner at 703-437-3790 ext 16 or email Music@saint-timothys.org

<cal1>Saturday/March 17

<cal2>Auditions. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chantilly Public Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The Alliance Theatre will hold open auditions for Lawrence Caslerís riotous comedy A Night in the Theatre, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The performances will be May 10 through 13 at the Liberty Middle School Theatre in Clifton, with an additional early June performance possible for festival competition. Visit www.thealliancetheatre.org.

Western Dance. Lesson begin at 7:30 p.m., Dance: 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna. For further information regarding admission charges and dance location, please visit our website at http://nvcwda.com/ or leave a message at 703-823-5673.

<cal1>Sunday/March 18

<cal2>Exotic Dancing. 10 a.m. at the Creative Dance Center, Chantilly. The Signature Workout Series is a four-week workshop to tone, tighten and teach students how to stay in touch with their sensuality. Offered every Sunday in March. To register or for more information, please call 1-866-HIP-ROLL or visit www.aoed.com.

<cal1>Monday/March 19

<cal2>Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Reston's Used Book Shop, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Call 703-435-9772.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 20

<cal2>Auditions. 6-9 p.m. at the Chantilly Public Library, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. The Alliance Theatre will hold open auditions for Lawrence Caslerís riotous comedy A Night in the Theatre, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The performances will be May 10 through 13 at the Liberty Middle School Theatre in Clifton, with an additional early June performance possible for festival competition. Visit www.thealliancetheatre.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 21

<cal2>Ethical Wills. 7 p.m. at the Reston Museum, Washington Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston. Learn about documenting the priceless legacy of your personal story and values. Presented by Henry Felt. Visit www.restonmuseum.org

<cal1>Thursday/March 22

<cal2>Herndon's "Taste of the Town." 5:30-9 p.m. at the Worldgate Center, Herndon. The 16th annual event returns and this year's the theme is "March Madness." Features 20 area restaurants; live and silent auctions and special features like scuba diving lessons. $15 for Council members, $20 for non-members; Free for children under 12. To reserve tickets, call 703-689-9535.

<cal1>Friday/March 23

<cal2>Blue Daze. Bluegrass. 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. Call 703-435-8377.

Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. at Reston's Used Book Shop, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Call 703-435-9772.

<cal1>Saturday/March 24

<cal2>Dancing at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet Traditional Cajun dance band. Tickets: $24. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Art Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Join local artist and teacher Jim Burford for a collage workshop sponsored by the Fairfax Art League (FAL) Fees: FAL members -$50.00; nonmembers $65.00. To register or for more information, contact Julie Cosentino 703-323-1688 or jcosenti@cox.net.

<cal1>Sunday/March 25

<cal2>Exotic Dancing. 10 a.m. at the Creative Dance Center, Chantilly. The Signature Workout Series is a four-week workshop to tone, tighten and teach students how to stay in touch with their sensuality. Offered every Sunday in March. To register or for more information, please call 1-866-HIP-ROLL or visit www.aoed.com.

Cross County Trail Walk. 1 p.m. Meet at Reston Museum for carpool. An early spring walk along a 4-mile stretch of the Cross County Trail along Accotink Creek, led by Marilyn Dicke. $5 Donation. Registration required by Saturday, March 24 for planning of carpools. Call 703-709-7700.

<cal1>Friday/March 30

<cal2>Spring Dance Delight. Lessons: 7:30-8 p.m. Dance: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Pay at door: $10 members, $14 non-members. Dressy Casual to Dressy. No denim. Open to everyone-members and nonmembers. Designed for Singles over 30. Providing an evening of dance and socialization in a relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends and enjoy catching up with old ones. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks. Beer and Wine is BYOB. RSVP: David at 703-352-2838 or Donna 703-835-4441.

<cal1>Saturday/March 31

<cal2>Western Dance. Lesson begin at 7:30 p.m., Dance: 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna. For further information regarding admission charges and dance location, please visit our website at http://nvcwda.com/ or leave a message at 703-823-5673.