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Calendar: July 4-10

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<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/July 4

<cal2>Reston Walk to the Fireworks. 6 p.m. Join in a Potluck Picnic on Nancy Davis’s deck (weather permitting) and toward dusk, set forth on foot to Lake Fairfax Park to watch fireworks. Call Reston Museum to sign up – 703-709-7700.

Pool Before Fireworks. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road, Reston. Come to the pool and enjoy festivities before the fireworks. This includes a Deejay, pool games and prizes. Free. Food and cotton candy available for purchase. Visit www.reston.org.

McLean Celebrates Fourth of July. Grounds open at 6 p.m. at the Langley High School stadium. Free admission and parking. Co-sponsored in part by the McLean American Legion Post 270. Arrive early and enjoy the family games, music, balloons, face painting, flags, food, rides and fun, all ending with a fireworks display. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Vienna Celebrates Fourth of July. Begins 11 a.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Activities through 4 p.m. include arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks for sale, live music and children’s games and entertainment. Also, an antique car show. The Vienna Community Band performs at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Visit www.viennava.gov.

Herndon Celebrates Fourth of July. 6:30 -10 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., and Bready Park. Live band, food for sale, fireworks and many activities for all. For more, visit www.herndon-va.gov.

Great Falls Celebrates Fourth of July. Beginning at dusk, watch the display of fireworks at Turner Farm Park, intersection of Georgetown Pike and Springvale Road, Great Falls.

Reston Celebrates Fourth of July. Beginning at dusk, a firework display will explode over Lake Fairfax in Lake Fairfax Park, Reston. For more about the park, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax.

History Hunt. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt. Ages five and older. Every Wednesday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Thursday/July 5

<cal2>Puppet Show. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Ages three to five. Every Thursday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Riverbirds by Boat. 8:30-10 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Road, Great Falls. All ages, children must be at least 50 pounds. Maximum three people per boat, one person must be 16 or older. $20 per boat. Advanced registration required, call 703-759-9018. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend/

<cal1>Friday/July 6

<cal2>Ice Cream Making. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch or help make ice cream. Ages 5 to 10. Every Friday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Friday Night Teen Dance. 7-10 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Each Friday night, the staff supervises a dance for middle-school students. Only 7th and 8th grade students can attend. Activities include shooting pool, ping-pong, foosball and dancing. Cost: $5 OFTC members/$10 nonmembers. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Fun on the Water. 9:30 a.m.-noon at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Road, Great Falls. Ages 8-12 years. Learn the basics of fishing and then try it on a row boat. Hand-on water experiments, activities and a hike along the Potomac complete the day. Bring lunch and drinks. Cost: $29. Advanced registration required, call 703-759-9018. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend

Author Event. 6 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Joseph Conte sings “Down the Yellow Brick Road: An ALS Victim’s Quest for Oz.” Free. Call 703-506-6756.

“An Evening of American Spirituals, Jazz and Gospel.” 7:30 p.m. on Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Presented by the Washington Plaza Baptist Church. Light refreshments served afterwards. Free and open to the public. Visit www.washingtonplazachurch.com or call 703-471-5225.

Swing Dance. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. Cost: $15. Music provided by Big Four Combo. Visit www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Saturday/July 7

<cal2>Used Book Sale. A special collection by the Friends of Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088.

Reston Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. This two-day event will celebrate Reston’s 43rd Birthday with live entertainment, including King Teddy, Fresh Air and Delfeayo Marsalis. There will also be a rock-climbing wall, artisans, business community representatives, food vendors and more. For more about Reston’s birthday celebration, visit www.restonfestival.com.

Dog Adoption Event. Noon-3 p.m. at Greenbriar Town Center Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. HART holds a dog adoption event at this PETCO every Saturday. More can be found at www.HART90.org.

Author Event. 10:30 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Special appearance by “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” Giveaways and photo opportunities. Free. Call 703-506-6756.

Wine Tasting. 1-4 p.m. at Wine Styles, 12717 Shoppers Lane, Fairfax. Every Saturday. Call 703-222-9463.

<cal1>Sunday/July 8

<cal2>Reston Festival. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. This two-day event will celebrate Reston’s 43rd Birthday with live entertainment, including King Teddy, Fresh Air and Delfeayo Marsalis. There will also be a rock-climbing wall, artisans, business community representatives, food vendors and more. For more about Reston’s birthday celebration, visit www.restonfestival.com.

<cal1>Monday/July 9

<cal2>Little Ears at the Mill. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Preschoolers learn about grinding grain in the mill and then visit the barn for story, song and craft. Ages three to six. Every Monday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

13th Annual Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament. Shotgun start times at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Hidden Creek Country Club, Reston. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Featuring live and silent auctions and raffles. Sponsors are available for as little as $250. Proceeds benefit Reston Interfaith. Call 571-323-9566.

“Camelot.” 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the British film and stage star Michael York. Tickets: $46/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 10

<cal2>Cartoon Workshop. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 11130-C, South Lakes Drive Shopping Center, Reston. Cost: $75. Materials included. To register, call 703-264-0036 or e-mail Jmee33@verizon.net

Midnight Showing of “Harry Potter.” Phoenix Theatres at Worldgate 9 Theaters, Herndon. For more, call 703-318-9315.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 11

<cal2>History Hunt. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt. Ages five and older. Every Wednesday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

Animal Vets. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Road, Great Falls. Ages 8-12 years. Spend the day with exhibit animals, check their health, weight and size. Wear old clothes and close-toed shoes (no sandals). Cost: $44. Advanced registration required, call 703-759-9018. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend

“Camelot.” 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the British film and stage star Michael York. Tickets: $46/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 12

<cal2>Puppet Show. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Ages three to five. Every Thursday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Late Night Swim. 9-11 p.m. at the North Hill Pool, 1325 North Village Road, Reston. Reston Association invites those who enjoy late night adult swim hours to come out for a free movie by the hot tub. Luau atmosphere, movie and refreshments provided. Titles advertised at locations. Ages 17 and older. Call 703-435-6577.

Free Ice Cream Poolside. 2 p.m. at Autumnwood Pool, 1601 Walnut Branch Road, Reston. Lounge by the pool while eating free ice cream. Supplies limited. Visit www.reston.org.

Water Critters. 9-10:30 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Road, Great Falls. All ages, children must weigh more than 50 pounds. Maximum three people per boat, at least one person must be 16 or older. Cost: $20 per boat. Advanced registration required, call 703-759-9018. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend

Mad Science. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Road, Great Falls. Become a mad scientist through experiments and activities. Bring lunch and drinks. Wear old shoes, close-toed only, no sandals. Cost: $29. Advanced registration required, call 703-759-9018. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend

Bull Run Civil War Roundtable. 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Chantilly. The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Frank O’Reilly speak on “Gen. Robert E. Lee: Marching Out of Step.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 703-675-0702.

“Camelot.” 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the British film and stage star Michael York. Tickets: $46/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Cartoon Workshop. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 11130-C, South Lakes Drive Shopping Center, Reston. Cost: $75. Materials included. To register, call 703-264-0036 or e-mail Jmee33@verizon.net

<cal1>Friday/July 13

<cal2>Ice Cream Making. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch or help make ice cream. Ages 5 to 10. Every Friday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Trip to Water Country USA. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; 7:30 a.m. check-in inside the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. During this day-trip, enjoy the lazy river and wave pool or ride the huge slides or just relax and soak in the sun. Participants are responsible for their own meals. Registrations will be accepted at Reston Community Center and Reston Teen Center only. Bus leaves from Reston Community Center. Fee: $10 per person. Call 703-476-4500 or 703-326-7040.

Friday Night Teen Dance. 7-10 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Each Friday night, the staff supervises a dance for middle-school students. Only 7th and 8th grade students can attend. Activities include shooting pool, ping-pong, foosball and dancing. Cost: $5 OFTC members/$10 nonmembers. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Not So Spooky Evening Boating. 6-7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Road, Great Falls. Enjoy Friday the 13th by rowing on the river and looking for evening animals. All ages, children must be at least 50 pounds. Maximum three people per boat, one person must be 16 or older. $20 per boat. Advanced registration required, call 703-759-9018 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

“Camelot.” 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the British film and stage star Michael York. Tickets: $46/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 14

<cal2> Model Railroad Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Railroad Depot, 231 Dominion Road, Vienna. Free. View the area’s largest fixed HO-scale model railroad located in the historic station. Visit www.nvmr.org.

Ice Cream Making. Noon-4 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch ice cream being made or help out. Samples are 75 cents. Call 703-759-2771.

Used Book Collection. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., Vienna. The McLean AAUW will be collecting used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias. Children’s book are needed. Call 703-726-6470.

Threshing Day. 4-8 p.m. at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Pick up a flail and help beat the seeds away from the stalks. Weather permitting. Visit www.1771.org.

Dog Adoption Event. Noon-3 p.m. at Greenbriar Town Center Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. HART holds a dog adoption event at this PETCO every Saturday. More can be found at www.HART90.org.

Wine Tasting. 1-4 p.m. at Wine Styles, 12717 Shoppers Lane, Fairfax. Every Saturday. Call 703-222-9463.

“Camelot.” 2 & 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the British film and stage star Michael York. Tickets: $46/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Argentine Tango Classes. 2:30 p.m. for beginner I; 4 p.m. for beginner II at Tango Color, 2847 Lafora Court, Vienna. To register, call 703-255-6360. For more information visit www.tangocolor.com.

<cal1>Sunday/July 15

<cal2>“Camelot.” 2 & 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the British film and stage star Michael York. Tickets: $46/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Monday/July 16

<cal2>Little Ears at the Mill. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Preschoolers learn about grinding grain in the mill and then visit the barn for story, song and craft. Ages three to six. Every Monday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

Free Ice Cream Poolside. 2 p.m. at Shadowood Pool, 2201 Springwood Drive, Reston. Lounge by the pool while eating free ice cream. Supplies limited. Visit www.reston.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 17

<cal2> Tuesday Tales for Children. 10:30 a.m. at the Vienna Town Green, intersection of Rte. 123 and Mill St., Vienna. For ages 2-5. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 18

<cal2>History Hunt. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt. Ages five and older. Every Wednesday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

What is Rhythm? 2-3 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The Fairfax Percussion Duo will demonstrate how percussion instruments form the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra. Free. Call 703-759-2771.

Poolside Cookout. 5-7 p.m. at Dogwood Pool. 2460 Green Grange Drive, Reston. Free cookout at the pool, including hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and sodas with live Caribbean music. Cosponsored by Reston Association and Reston Community Center. Visit www.reston.org.

Vienna Dance Academy. Noon at the Vienna Town Green, intersection of Rte. 123 and Mill Street, Vienna. The Vienna Dance Academy will present a Broadway Review. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Thursday/July 19

<cal2>Puppet Show. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Ages three to five. Every Thursday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Storyteller Dr. Frank. 10 a.m. on the Vienna Town Green, intersection of Rte. 123 and Mill Street. Listen to “Tales Along the Way.” Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket for seating. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Friday/July 20

<cal2>Ice Cream Making. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch or help make ice cream. Ages 5 to 10. Every Friday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Poolside Movies. 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Hunters Woods Pool. 2501 Reston Parkway, Reston. Free. Plus water basketball, water volleyball and a diving board. Cancelled in the event of rain. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Friday Night Teen Dance. 7-10 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Each Friday night, the staff supervises a dance for middle-school students. Only 7th and 8th grade students can attend. Activities include shooting pool, ping-pong, foosball and dancing. Cost: $5 OFTC members/$10 nonmembers. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Author Event. 9 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Midnight Magic Party for the release of the next Harry Potter installment. Create crafts, go on a scavenger hunt and pick up a copy of the book. Free. Call 703-506-6756.

Outdoor Movie. Catch a family movie outdoors at Glyndon Park, beginning at dusk, or around 8:45 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For information about the movie being shown, call 703-255-7842 after noon on July 18.

<cal1>Saturday/July 21

<cal2>Claude Moore Summer 18th Century Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Enjoy roast chicken, spicy sausages, dancing and singing, and a number of arts and crafts at this annual event. Have your fortune read and enjoy local ale and porter at the tavern. For admission fees, visit www.1771.org.

Dog Adoption Event. Noon-3 p.m. at Greenbriar Town Center Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. HART holds a dog adoption event at this PETCO every Saturday. More can be found at www.HART90.org.

Wine Tasting. 1-4 p.m. at Wine Styles, 12717 Shoppers Lane, Fairfax. Every Saturday. Call 703-222-9463.

Argentine Tango Classes. 2:30 p.m. for beginner I; 4 p.m. for beginner II at Tango Color, 2847 Lafora Court, Vienna. To register, call 703-255-6360. For more information visit www.tangocolor.com.

Asian Festival. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Lake Newport Tennis Park, 11452 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston. This is a one-day event to promote a greater understanding of Asian culture. Includes food vendors, live music, martial arts demonstrations, a movie tent and in conjunction with the Festival, a tennis tournament, Asian Idol singing contest and an all-day Nintendo Wii tournament. This year, the event will showcase Thailand in celebration of its King’s 80th birthday. Free Children’s tennis clinic. Admission is free to the festival. Call 703-589-4144 or visit www.asianfestivaldc.com.

<cal1>Sunday/July 22

<cal2>Claude Moore Summer 18th Century Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Enjoy roast chicken, spicy sausages, dancing and singing, and a number of arts and crafts at this annual event. Have your fortune read and enjoy local ale and porter at the tavern. For admission fees, visit www.1771.org.

<cal1>Monday/July 23

<cal2>Little Ears at the Mill. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Preschoolers learn about grinding grain in the mill and then visit the barn for story, song and craft. Ages three to six. Every Monday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

Teddy Bear Picnic. 10:30 a.m.-noon at the North Hills Picnic Pavilion, 1325 North Village Road, Reston. Includes bear stories, games, picnic lunch. Have picture taken with Earl the Squirrel. Cost: $3/RA members, $6/non-members. Call 703-435-6530 to register.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 24

<cal2>Free Ice Cream Poolside. 2 p.m. at Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road, Reston. Lounge by the pool while eating free ice cream. Supplies limited. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Tuesday Tales for Children. 10:30 a.m. at the Vienna Town Green, intersection of Rte. 123 and Mill St., Vienna. For ages 2-5. Call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 25

<cal2>History Hunt. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt. Ages five and older. Every Wednesday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

“Meet Me at the Movies.” Watch “Little Miss Sunshine at the Reston Town Center Mulitplex Cinema. Refreshments are provided and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. Ages 55 and older. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

<cal1>Thursday/July 26

<cal2>Puppet Show. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Ages three to five. Every Thursday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Late Night Swim. 8:30-11 p.m. at the Glade Pool, 1325 North Village Road, Reston. Reston Association invites those who enjoy late night adult swim hours to come out for a free movie by the hot tub. Luau atmosphere, movie and refreshments provided. Titles advertised at locations. Ages 17 and older. Call 703-435-6577.

<cal1>Friday/July 27

<cal2>Ice Cream Making. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch or help make ice cream. Ages 5 to 10. Every Friday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Friday Night Teen Dance. 7-10 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Each Friday night, the staff supervises a dance for middle-school students. Only 7th and 8th grade students can attend. Activities include shooting pool, ping-pong, foosball and dancing. Cost: $5 OFTC members/$10 nonmembers. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Internationally certified executive and life coach Margie Warrell will be signing and discussing her latest book, “Find Your Courage.” Free. Call 703-506-6756.

<cal1>Saturday/July 28

<cal2>Flea Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Come out for a community flea market. Vendors are still needed. Fee is $30 for a 12x24 space and proceeds benefit the Park Authority’s Volunteer Program and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park. Vendors keep all proceeds of sales. Call 703-324-8750 or e-mail erin.chernisky@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Ice Cream Making. Noon-4 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Watch ice cream being made or help out. Samples are 75 cents. Call 703-759-2771.

Dog Adoption Event. Noon-3 p.m. at Greenbriar Town Center Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. HART holds a dog adoption event at this PETCO every Saturday. More can be found at www.HART90.org.

“Green Race” 10K On W&OD. 6:30 p.m. The 10K race (6.2 miles) runs on the pancake-flat Washington & Old Dominion Trail, one of the nation's best-known rails-to-trails parks, from Ayr Hill Road to Hunter Mill Road and back, with a short spur onto Clark's Crossing Road and Batten Ridge Road. From 12 noon to 6 p.m. the day of the race, ACF presents "College of the Environment — Green University," at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Registration is $25 by May 31, $30 by June 30, $35 by June 25, and $40 on July 28 at packet pickup during the College of the Environment. The race offers cash prizes of totaling $1,000 — $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd, male and female — plus gift certificates from Pacers Running Store www.runpacers.com for 1st place in each 10-year age group, male and female. The field is limited to the first 200 who entrants. To register, visit www.marathoncharitypartners.org/friends.

Wine Tasting. 1-4 p.m. at Wine Styles, 12717 Shoppers Lane, Fairfax. Every Saturday. Call 703-222-9463.

Argentine Tango Classes. 2:30 p.m. for beginner I; 4 p.m. for beginner II at Tango Color, 2847 Lafora Court, Vienna. To register, call 703-255-6360. For more information visit www.tangocolor.com.

<cal1>Monday/July 30

<cal2>Little Ears at the Mill. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Preschoolers learn about grinding grain in the mill and then visit the barn for story, song and craft. Ages three to six. Every Monday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 31

<cal2>History Hunt. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt. Ages five and older. Every Wednesday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 4

<cal2> Argentine Tango Classes. 2:30 p.m. for beginner I; 4 p.m. for beginner II at Tango Color, 2847 Lafora Court, Vienna. To register, call 703-255-6360. For more information visit www.tangocolor.com.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 6

<cal2>Little Ears at the Mill. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Preschoolers learn about grinding grain in the mill and then visit the barn for story, song and craft. Ages three to six. Every Monday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 7

<cal2> Cartoon Workshop. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 11130-C, South Lakes Drive Shopping Center, Reston. Cost: $75. Materials included. To register, call 703-264-0036 or e-mail Jmee33@verizon.net

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 8

<cal2>History Hunt. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Follow clues through local history on this scavenger hunt. Ages five and older. Every Wednesday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. Call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 9

<cal2>Puppet Show. 1-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Ages three to five. Every Thursday through Aug. 24. Reservations required for groups of six or more. $4 per child, adults free. Call 703-759-2771.

Cartoon Workshop. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 11130-C, South Lakes Drive Shopping Center, Reston. Cost: $75. Materials included. To register, call 703-264-0036 or e-mail Jmee33@verizon.net