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Calendar: Aug. 1-7

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<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 2

<cal2> Maryland Youth Ballet’s “Caroline Goes to the Museum.” 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Baltimore Opera Company’s “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Farmers Market Fun Days. 10:30 a.m. at Herndon’s Town Hall Square, downtown Herndon. Free children’s activities. Visit www.visitherndon.com.

School of Rock Concert. 3 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 West Maple Ave, Vienna. From the local chapter of Paul Green’s School of Rock Music, based in Vienna, the second summer camp session band, “Magnetic Rain” performs music from Iggy Pop to Green Day. Free. Visit www.schoolofrock.com.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 3

<cal2> Maryland Youth Ballet’s “Caroline Goes to the Museum.” 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Baltimore Opera Company’s “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

L’Etoile. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $58. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

“Bugs Bunny on Broadway.” 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Performed by the NSO. Tickets: $42/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Maryland Youth Ballet’s “Caroline Goes to the Museum.” 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Baltimore Opera Company’s “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

“Bugs Bunny on Broadway.” 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Performed by the NSO. Tickets: $42/$18. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Pickling 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.

L’Etoile. 2 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $58. Visit www.wolftrap.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.

Council for the Arts Annual Golf Tournament. Hosted by Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. Call 703-689-9535.

<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

Tuesday Tales. 10:30 a.m. at the Town Green in downtown Vienna, corner of Maple Avenue and Mill Street. Enjoy stories presented by the stag of Patrick Henry Library Children’s Department. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Rocknoceros. 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dance Institute of Washington’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

School of Rock All-Stars Performance. 8 p.m. at the Jammin’ Java, 227 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. Featuring the best musicians from all of the Paul Green School of Rock Music locations. Tickets: $10. Visit www.schoolofrock.com.

<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.

Sully Sleuths. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. For children, ages 9-11, learn about late 18th and early 19th centuries by following clues. Bring a lunch, dessert & drinks provided. Register by Aug. 3. Call 703-437-1794.

Rocknoceros. 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dance Institute of Washington’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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

Rocknoceros. 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dance Institute of Washington’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Farmers Market Fun Days. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Town Hall Square, downtown Herndon. Free children’s programs. Visit www.visitherndon.com.

Sully Sleuths. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. For children, ages 9-11, learn about late 18th and early 19th centuries by following clues. Bring a lunch, dessert & drinks provided. Register by Aug. 3. Call 703-437-1794.

<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.

Rocknoceros. 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dance Institute of Washington’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Sully Sleuths. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. For children, ages 9-11, learn about late 18th and early 19th centuries by following clues. Bring a lunch, dessert & drinks provided. Register by Aug. 3. Call 703-437-1794.

<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.

Colonial History Camp. Noon-4:30 p.m. at the Freeman House, 131 Church St., NE, Vienna. For ages 6-10. Learn about colonial Jamestown through games, storytelling, music, a treasure hunt and more. Cost: $20 for Town of Vienna residents, $25 for out-of-town participants. For more, call 03-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

16th Annual Washington, D.C. Pen SuperShow. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Experience the world of collectable writing implements as more than 200 exhibitors from North & South America, Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, Australia Malaysia, China and Japan converge to sell, buy and trade vintage pens. For more, visit www.pencentral.com.

“Happy Feet.” 7:30 p.m. at Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Part of the Starlight Cinema series, this movie is featured in an outdoor, drive-in setting. Pre-movie program includes music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Call 703-324-SHOW.

Manhattan Diaries. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $35. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Rocknoceros. 10 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dance Institute of Washington’s “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” 11:15 a.m. at Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods, Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $5. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 12

<cal2>16th Annual Washington, D.C. Pen SuperShow. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Experience the world of collectable writing implements as more than 200 exhibitors from North & South America, Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, Australia Malaysia, China and Japan converge to sell, buy and trade vintage pens. For more, visit www.pencentral.com.

Arlo Guthrie & Richie Havens. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $38/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

John Hiatt & Shawn Colvin. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $38/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

“The Magic Flute.” 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $58/$8. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Tobacco Harvest at Claude Moore. 1-4 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. After tending to the tobacco crop, it’s time for harvest. Help the farmer clean the leaves and hang them on tobacco sticks to cure. Regular park admission fee applies. Call 703-442-1771 or visit www.1771.org.

“Night at the Museum.” 7:30 p.m. at Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Part of the Starlight Cinema series, this movie is featured in an outdoor, drive-in setting. Pre-movie program includes music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Call 703-324-SHOW.

Civil War Weekend Encampment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. Watch as reenactors play the part of soldiers and civilians of the region during the Civil War. Events include medical demonstrations, skirmishes, fashion and house tours. Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children. For more, call 703-437-1794 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

“The Magic Flute.” 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $58/$8. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

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

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 19

<cal2> The Beach Boys. 2 & 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $34/$25. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Civil War Weekend Encampment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. Watch as reenactors play the part of soldiers and civilians of the region during the Civil War. Events include medical demonstrations, skirmishes, fashion and house tours. Cost: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children. For more, call 703-437-1794 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

<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.

Reston Chorale Auditions. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call ahead to schedule an audition, 703-834-0079. For more about the group, visit www.restonchorale.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 21

<cal2> Pittsburg Ballet Theatre. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $34/$8. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Reston Chorale Auditions. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call ahead to schedule an audition, 703-834-0079. For more about the group, visit www.restonchorale.org.

<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.

“Meet Me at the Movies.” Doors open at 9:15 a.m., showtime at 10 a.m. at the Reston Town Center Multiplex Theaters, 11940 Market St., Reston. Seniors, 55 years and older, are invited to watch an early morning movie for free. Refreshments provided, door prizes distributed. Visit ww.reston.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 23

<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.

Johnny Mathis. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 24

<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.

Travis Tritt. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 25

<cal2>“Over the Hedge.” 7:30 p.m. at Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Part of the Starlight Cinema series, this movie is featured in an outdoor, drive-in setting. Pre-movie program includes music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Call 703-324-SHOW.

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

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 26

<cal2>22nd Annual Reston Century Bike Tour. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion and W&OD Trail. Riders chose one of three routes: 30, 63 or 100 miles. A party will be held at the Pavilion with food and music after the ride. Rain or shine. For more, visit www.restonbikeclub.org.

Indigo Girls. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 1

<cal2> 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.

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

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 8

<cal2> 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.

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

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 6

<cal2> 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.

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