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Calendar: July 25-Aug. 1

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<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.reston.org

<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.

Steve Miller. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1535 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $45/$25. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Parents Without Partners Open Singles Aloha Dance. 8 p.m.-midnight. Dance lessons 8-8:30 p.m. Members $10; Non-members $15 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22182. Call, 703-835-4441 or donnapwp@cox.net or David 703-352-2838 or davidpwp@aol.com.

Support Thomas Jefferson High School of Science & Technology Bands. 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble, Tysons Corner. Events include Sudoku Challenge, Author Event and Scavenger Hunt. Portion of sales benefits the TJHSST school bands. Visit www.toward.com/tjbandbooster.com

Swing Dance. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, Herndon. Live music by Rockin’ Bones. Cost: $15. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.

Vienna Wireless Society. 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Anyone interested in amateur radio and related topics. Call 703-392-0150 or visit www.viennawireless.org.

Randy Travis with Julie Roberts. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1535 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$25. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Used Book Collection. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., East, Vienna. This is the final collection before the sale at the McLean Community Center from Sept. 14-16. Donate used books, CDs, tapes, videos and software. Call 703-726-6470.

Crab and Jazz Feast. 1-4:30 p.m. at Fairfax Elks Lodge on Arlington Boulevard. $35 includes crab, hot dogs, beer and soft drinks. Music will be provided by the Buck Creek Jazz Band. Tickets must be purchased in advance by check to PRJC c/o Allan Welcome, 2124 Enright Place, Herndon, VA 20170. Include a stamped self-addressed envelope to return the tickets. Purchase online at www.prjc.org.

Support Thomas Jefferson High School of Science & Technology Bands. 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble, Tysons Corner. Events include Sudoku Challenge, Author Event and Scavenger Hunt. Portion of sales benefits the TJHSST school bands. Visit www.toward.com/tjbandbooster.com

Parent-Child Golf Tournament. 2 p.m. at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Visit www.herndon-va.gov/HCGolf.html.

Introductory Lecture. 1 p.m. at the Vienna Health Improvement Center. Find out what a body needs. Free. 703-242-7474.

The DeafAids. Beatles Music. 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Wings Hosue, 13005 Worldgate Drive, Herndon. For more, visit www.deafaids.com.

Kidz Karnivval. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westmoreland Community Church, 12928 Wheatland Road, Fairfax. Moon bounce, games, free hot dogs, snow cones, and live entertainment by Mister Don. Call 703-860-3324.

Temptations & Four Tops. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1535 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $38/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 29

<cal2> Fifth Sunday Bluegrass. 1-4 p.m. at Reston’s Used Bookshop, Washington Square Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston. Bring an instrument to play or just sit and listen. For more information, call 703-435-9772.

Michael Feinstein & Linda Eder. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1535 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

4-H Fair & Farm Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Find old-fashioned country fun with games, rides and exhibits. Watch the Fairfax County 4-H exhibitors getting their project animals ready for the show. See real farmers use antique equipment in fields and around the barn. Get involved by trying your hand at milking a cow or goat, shelling corn or other farm chores. Free admission. Call 703-437-9101.

Moonlight Cabaret Singers. Music and dancing from 7:45 p.m.-Midnight at the Reston Sheraton, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Call Jerry Katz, 703-731-7792.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 5

<cal2>4-H Fair & Farm Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Find old-fashioned country fun with games, rides and exhibits. Watch the Fairfax County 4-H exhibitors getting their project animals ready for the show. See real farmers use antique equipment in fields and around the barn. Get involved by trying your hand at milking a cow or goat, shelling corn or other farm chores. Free admission. Call 703-437-9101.

Picking Produce. 1-4 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Help prepare vegetables for pickling. Regular admission: $3, adults; $2 Children/Seniors. Visit www.1771.org.

<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

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 10

<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 Cookout. 5-7 p.m. at Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links 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.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 11

<cal2>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.

Mr. Knick Knack. Children’s Music. 11 a.m. at Wren Divine, 6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. 703-365-9736 or visit www.mrknickknack.com.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 13

<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>Wednesday/Aug. 15

<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. 16

<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.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 17

<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.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 18

<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. 20

<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> Wednesday/Aug. 22

<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.

Poolside Cookout. 5-7 p.m. at Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road, 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.