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Calendar: June 6-12

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<cal1>Wednesday/June 6

<cal2> Beacon Jones. Noon on the Town Green, Maple Avenue & Mill Street, Vienna. Free. Bring blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Summer Garden Party. 6-9 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Join Horticulture Volunteers at the Farm’s Greenhouse to select garden plants. Perennial and annual flowers, vegetable transplants and variety of herbs offered for sale. Volunteers on hand to recommend garden plants and answer questions. Complimentary admission. Jazz music. Light refreshments and cash bar. Summer casual dress and garden hats encouraged. Weather permitting. Call 703-442-7557 day of event.

<cal1>Thursday/June 7

<cal2>Take a Break Concerts. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Live music under the stars every Thursday night. Bring your own seating, and enjoy! Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com for the performance schedule, or call Reston Community Center, 703-476-4500.

Garden Party at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Claude Moore, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Put on your garden hat and join the Horticulture Volunteers at the Greenhouse to pick out plants for your garden. Light refreshments available. No admission. 703-442-1771. Visit www.1771.org.

<cal1>Friday/June 8

<cal2> End of School Party. 3-6:30 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. For Vienna area 6th graders. DJ, food & prizes. For more, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Family Skate Night. 6:30 -8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Admission is $1 per ticket. Bring your own roller skates or in-line skates. Every Friday, June 1-July 27. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Friday Night Live! Free Concert. 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Town Green of Herndon. Scott’s New Band & Eight Track Jones. Call, 703-481-6133. www.visitherndon.com

<cal1>Saturday/June 9

<cal2>The World Adult Kickball Association Tournament. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park. The tournament is open to all co-ed adult kickball lovers and anyone from any organization or team can pay the $500 entry fee, create a roster, and face off on the kickball fields for an exciting day of great competition and awesome prizes. Call 866-350-1710.

McLean Orchestra. 8 p.m. at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Performing “Our Garden Grows,” the final concert will revisit their roots while looking towards the future. General Admission: $25. Seniors: $20. Youth and students with ID: $10. Call 703-893-8646 or visit www.mclean-orchestra.org.

Concerts On the Town. 7:30 -10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston. Unity Reggae Band play. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and enjoy! Free. Rain or Shine. Call 703-912-4062 for additional concert information.

Used Books. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store, 131 Church St., Vienna. The Freeman Store and Museum is hosting its Annual Used Book Sale rain or shine. Selection of quality hardbacks and paperbacks, wonderful children's books, special Little Library books and a huge treasures and rare books section all will be available on the Freeman store grounds. Call 703-938-5187.

Dairy Day at Frying Pan. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. It’s Dairy Day at Frying Pan Farm Park. Admission is $4 per person and includes a range of activities. Come prepared to get a milk mustache with story telling followed by milk and cookies. Milk cows and goats, see the baby calves and goats get their milk bottles and learn to churn butter. Call 703-437-9101.

<cal1>Sunday/June 10

<cal2> Reston Paths and Walk. 1:30 p.m. Start at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, where Doug Pew presents an update on www.RestonPaths.com, the go-to website for great walks and hikes in the Reston area. Following his presentation, Doug will lead a walk in Fred Crabtree Park (formerly Fox Mill Park) which borders south Reston. Call Reston Museum to sign up – 703-709-7700.

Used Books. Noon-5 p.m. at the Freeman Store, 131 Church St., Vienna. The Freeman Store and Museum is hosting its Annual Used Book Sale rain or shine. Selection of quality hardbacks and paperbacks, wonderful children's books, special Little Library books and a huge treasures and rare books section all will be available on the Freeman store grounds. Call 703-938-5187.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 12

<cal2> NARFE Chapter 1116 Vienna-Oakton Annual Picnic. 12:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Potluck luncheon. Meat and beverages will be provided. Bring a dish to pass. For info, call 703=205-9041.

Laura Ratcliffe Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy. 6:30 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library Meeting Room, McLean. The chapter is named after Laura Ratcliffe, acknowledged spy during the War Between The States. She specifically provided military intelligence to General J.E.B. Stuart and Colonel John Singleton Mosby. Laura lived in the Frying Pan area of Fairfax County, later renamed Floris, and is buried in a small family cemetery bordering Centreville Road in Herndon. The public is welcome. Anyone interested in membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy with an ancestor who fought for the Confederacy, or gave material aid, may contact Catherine Pickett DeLano, 703-356-4685, or e-mail cpdel2@aol.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 13

<cal2> Corocran Gallery of Art Lunch Tour. A day trip from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with the McLean Project for the Arts. Participants will visit the Corcoran for lunch in the Cafe des Artistes, followed by a guided tour of “Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914-1939.” Bus departs McLean Community Center at 11 a.m. and returns at approximately 3 p.m. Cost includes transportation, lunch, admission to museum and guided tour. Activity number 6003.170. Visit www.mcleanart.org.

<cal1>Thursday/June 14

<cal2> The Hula Monsters. 7:30 p.m. on the Town Green, Downtown Herndon. The Council for the Arts of Herndon presents this as part of the Music Under the Stars series. Visit www.herndonarts.org.

Take a Break Concerts. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Live music under the stars every Thursday night. Bring your own seating, and enjoy! Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com for the performance schedule, or call Reston Community Center, 703-476-4500.

The Bull Run Civil War Round Table. 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. The Round Table will hear Steve Hull speak on “Danger Between the Lines: Hunter Mill Road During the Civil War.” The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 703-675-0702.

<cal1>Friday/June 15

<cal2> Annapolis Bluegrass. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Town Green, corner of Maple Avenue and Mill Street, Vienna. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket to sit on. For more, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. at the Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. A double feature for Vienna area middle school students. Free. For more, vall 703-255-6360.

Family Skate Night. 6:30 -8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Admission is $1 per ticket. Bring your own roller skates or in-line skates. Every Friday, June 1-July 27. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Friday Night Live! Free Concert. 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Town Green of Herndon. Burnt Sienna, Party band. Call, 703-481-6133. www.visitherndon.com

<cal1>Saturday/June 16

<cal2>Taste of the Town. Noon-10:30 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. The 17th annual Taste of the Town will feature outdoor food samplings from the region’s favorite eateries, live music all day, a beer and wine garden, as well as activities and games at Kids Korner. Admission and parking are free. Taste tickets start at $1 each. A portion of ticket proceeds benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, the charity recipient for 2007. Contact 703-707-9045 or visit www.restonchamber.org.

Concerts On the Town. 7:30 -10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston. The Monster Band plays. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and enjoy! Free. Rain or Shine. Call 703-912-4062 for additional concert information.

Western Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, 8601 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Couples and/or line dancing lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. with open dancing from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. Non-member admission is $10 per adult. For further information visit http://nvcwda.com/ or leave a message at our hotline 703-823-5673.

Kayak Trip. 9 a.m.-Noon on Pohick Bay. Naturalist-guided Kayak Trip on Pohick Bay, hosted by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. No experience required, all equipment and instruction provided. $40 per person to cover costs. Registration is required: e-mail wbailey@nvct.org or call 703-354-5093 x25. More information available on www.nvct.org/adventure.cfm.

Wings And Wheels. At two locations, an event that highlights Wings and Wheels throughout the years. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly., take a look at planes during the annual Family Day Fly-In. Admission is $12 per car. Then, on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly, more than 400 antique and classic cars and motorcycles will fill Sully’s grounds. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children. Free parking available on site. For more call 703-324-8662.

<cal1>Sunday/June 17

<cal2>Wings And Wheels. At two locations, an event that highlights Wings and Wheels throughout the years. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly., take a look at planes during the annual Family Day Fly-In. Admission is $12 per car. Then, on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly, more than 400 antique and classic cars and motorcycles will fill Sully’s grounds. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children. Free parking available on site. For more call 703-324-8662.

Israeli Street Festival: A Taste Of Milk And Honey. Noon-5 p.m. at the Reston Town Center. Celebrating Israel’s 60th Anniversary, the festival includes music, Israeli food, displays and an Israeli Café with special guests. For more, visit www.jccnv.org.

<cal1>Monday/June 18

<cal2> Sierra Club. 7-9:30 p.m. at Lake Anne Community Center, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. Sierra Club presents "Cool Summer Hikes in the DC Area" by Paul Elliott of the Metropolitan Washington Regional Outings Program. Plus a 10-minute video on the life of John Muir by a local student. Everyone welcome. Free.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 20

<cal2>Nighthawks. Noon at the Town Green, corner of Maple Avenue & Mill Street, Vienna. The swing band will perform a free concert. For more, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<cal1>Thursday/June 21

<cal2>Take a Break Concerts. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Live music under the stars every Thursday night. Bring your own seating, and enjoy! Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com for the performance schedule, or call Reston Community Center, 703-476-4500.

<cal1>Friday/June 22

<cal2> Family Skate Night. 6:30 -8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Admission is $1 per ticket. Bring your own roller skates or in-line skates. Every Friday, June 1-July 27. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Friday Night Live! Free Concert. 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Town Green of Herndon. LauraLea & Tripp Fabulous. Call, 703-481-6133. www.visitherndon.com

<cal1>Saturday/June 23

<cal2> Concerts On the Town. 7:30 -10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston. Beleza Brasil plays. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and enjoy! Free. Rain or Shine. Call 703-912-4062 for additional concert information.

McLean’s 2nd Annual Family Barbecue. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Live music, face painting, moon bounce, temporary tattoos and children’s carousel and games. Food includes barbecue, ice cream, cotton candy and popcorn. $15 per family. For more, contact the center at 703-790-0123.

<cal1>Thursday/June 28

<cal2>Take a Break Concerts. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Live music under the stars every Thursday night. Bring your own seating, and enjoy! Visit www.lakeanneplaza.com for the performance schedule, or call Reston Community Center, 703-476-4500.

<cal1>Friday/June 29

<cal2> Family Skate Night. 6:30 -8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Admission is $1 per ticket. Bring your own roller skates or in-line skates. Every Friday, June 1-July 27. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Friday Night Live! Free Concert. 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Town Green of Herndon. Welbilt & Crowded Streets. Call, 703-481-6133. www.visitherndon.com

Parrot Head Pool Party. 2 p.m.-Midnight at the Best Western Battlefield Inn, 10820 Balls Ford Road, Manassas. Sponsored by the Parrotheads of the Old Dominion the day after the Jimmy Buffet concert at Nissan Pavillion, the event benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. Admission is $40 per person and includes live entertainment and dinner. For more, visit www.parrothead.org/events/swpp.

<cal1>Saturday/June 30

<cal2> Concerts On the Town. 7:30 -10 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, Reston. The Good Daele Bluegrass Band plays. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and enjoy! Free. Rain or Shine. Call 703-912-4062 for additional concert information.

Western Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church, 8601 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Couples and/or line dancing lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. with open dancing from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m. Non-member admission is $10 per adult. For further information visit http://nvcwda.com/ or leave a message at our hotline 703-823-5673.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 4

<cal2>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.

<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.