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Calendar: Jan.24-30

<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/Jan. 24

<cal2>Meet Me at the Movies. 10 a.m. at the Reston Multiplex Cinema, Reston Town Center. Join Reston Association on the fourth Wednesday of each month for a feature movie presentation. Refreshments and door prizes are provided prior to the movie, Prime. Free to those 55 years old and older. Call 703-435-6530 for more information.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 25

<cal2>The Mitten. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library. Ages: 3-6 accompanied by parent. There will be two sessions of 15 children each. There is no charge but registration is recommended. To register or for more information please

contact Shelley Cox: cox_mom@yahoo.com or 703

802-1182

Primitive Teachings. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverbend Park, Great Falls. Spend quality time at the park learning hands-on essential winter survival skills including wildlife tracking, friction fires, archery, building shelters and small traps and more. This session will teach the self-sufficiency needed to stay in the outdoors. $104 to register www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes.htm. Call 703-222-4664. Registration code: 3571958201

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Primitive Teachings. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverbend Park, Great Falls. Spend quality time at the park learning hands-on essential winter survival skills including wildlife tracking, friction fires, archery, building shelters and small traps and more. This session will teach the self-sufficiency needed to stay in the outdoors. $104 to register www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes.htm. Call 703-222-4664. Registration code: 3571958201

David Parmley & Continental Divide. Bluegrass. 8 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. Call 703-435-8377.

OAR. Rock. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, Fairfax. Tickets: $35.50. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

"The Last Night Of Ballyhoo." 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center's Centre Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Community Players newest performance. For tickets, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, www.restonplayers.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 27

<cal2>“Con Brio!”. 8 p.m. at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Edward Newman and the McLean Orchestra will come together to perform a special concert. Newman will dazzle the audience with a lively performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1, Opus 23 in B-flat minor. The orchestra will conclude the concert with Beethoven’s dramatic and energetic Symphony No. 8. Prices for tickets are: General Admission $23, Seniors $20, Youth (18 & younger) & Students with ID $10. Call 703-893-8646 or visit: www.mclean-orchestra.org.

Children’s Art Workshops. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Reston Museum, Lake Anne, Reston. Free make and take projects themed for the season with local artist Pat Macintyre. Every Saturday. Visit www.restonmuseum.org.

"The Last Night Of Ballyhoo." 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center's Centre Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Community Players newest performance. For tickets, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, www.restonplayers.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 28

<cal2>"The Last Night Of Ballyhoo." 2:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center's Centre Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Community Players newest performance. For tickets, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, www.restonplayers.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 30

<cal2> Brett Dennen. Folk. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java. 227 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets: $10. Visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 2

<cal2>"The Last Night Of Ballyhoo." 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center's Centre Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Community Players newest performance. For tickets, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, www.restonplayers.org.

Northern Virginia Writers Meeting. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the . Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Join the Northern Virginia Writers for a workshop on

writing prompts and exercises to jumpstart creativity for 2007. Admission is $4 for members of The Writer's Center and residents of Leesburg; $6 for the general public. For

more information, call (301) 654-8664 or visit

www.writer.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Dancing. 9 p.m. at the Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Jitterbug dance lesson begins at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Call 703-430-6557.

"The Last Night Of Ballyhoo." 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center's Centre Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Community Players newest performance. For tickets, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, www.restonplayers.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 4

<cal2>Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks. 4, 6 & 8 p.m. at The Olde Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls. Tickets: $14. Call 703-759-3309.

<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>Saturday/Feb. 10

<cal2>Contra Dance. 8-10:45 p.m., workshop reom 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.

<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.

<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.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 17

<cal2>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.