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Calendar: May 9-15

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<cal1>Thursday/May 10

<cal2>Bull Run Civil War Round Table. 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Edwin C. Bearss, Historian Emeritus, National Park Service, speaks on "Gettysburg: East Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill and East Cavalry Field." Free and open to public. Call 703-675-0702.

<cal1>Friday/May 11

<cal2> Voce presents "Shakespeare in Song." 8 p.m. at St. Francis Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The upcoming concert is an a cappella concert of texts from Shakespeare's plays set to an incredibly varied score by New York composer Matthew Harris, who will be in attendance and speak at the concert. A reception and opportunity to meet the composer and performers will follow. Advance purchased tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. (purchase at least 24 hours prior to concert). Tickets will be available at the door and are an additional $2 each.

More info about Voce at http://www.voce.org.

Roundtable Discussion. 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. at the Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The theme is "Source" which provides a wide array of possibilities for discussion. The audience is encouraged to participate by asking questions and participating in the dialogue. There will be an opening musical performance by Mark Torgeson on piano. Admission is $20/person at the door and includes attending the Soul Searching Conference on Saturday, May 12, proceeds benefit Unity of Fairfax Church and Wise Women Foundation. Visit www.wisewomenweb.net.

Colonial History Campfire. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Riverside Park, Great Falls. Families are invited to gather around the campfire to hear stories, enjoy some S’mores and learn about our early colonial history. Children will enjoy games that youngsters from the 1600’s may have played. Adults will appreciate the calming effect of a crackling fire along the Potomac River. $3 per person and reservations and advance payment are required. Riverbend Park is located at 9700 Potomac Hills Street in Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

<cal1>Saturday/May 12

<cal2> Voce presents "Shakespeare in Song." 8 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. The upcoming concert is an a cappella concert of texts from Shakespeare's plays set to an incredibly varied score by New York composer Matthew Harris, who will be in attendance and speak at the concert. A reception and opportunity to meet the composer and performers will follow. Advance purchased tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. (purchase at least 24 hours prior to concert). Tickets will be available at the door and are an additional $2 each. More info about Voce at http://www.voce.org.

One-Mile Run/Walk and Children's Festival. 9 a.m.-noon at the Vienna Baptist Children’s Center, 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. To register, call 703-281-2021 or visit vbc-va.org/vbcc/run_and_fun.html.

ALL4HYM. Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. 703-435-8377.

Soul Searching Conference. Featuring keynote speakers Carol Fitzpatrick, author of "Fear Not My Child," "I Am Here;" Adam Gainsburg author of "The Soul's Desire for Wholeness;" and Red Cameron author of "Journeys in the Life of the Soul" will take place at the same location to further explore the idea of "source." at the Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Visit www.WiseWomenWeb.net or call 202-372-7351.

Variety Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Antiques, jewelry, china, fine apparel, art, books and more. Donations accepted on Friday, May 11 from 1-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Homeless Animals. Visit www.foha.org.

Treehouse Shakers "Coyote's Dance." 2 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $9/$7 residents. For ages 4 and older. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Sheep And Wool Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. a Frying Pan Park, Returns to Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Clippers buzzing, sheep baahing, bits of wool floating on the breeze; experience the fun of Sheep and Wool Day. Watch sheep sheared by a skilled shearer who works artfully balancing, turning and clipping these 200 pound creatures. Bring the whole family to this fun day at the farm. $3 per person. Call 703-437-9101 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp/

Mother’s Day Crafts. 1 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls. Create a gift for Mom. They supply the pots, paints and a plant, and children supply the creativity. This program is appropriate for kids ages four and older. Cost is $5 per child. For more information and directions call 703-759-2771.

<cal1>Sunday/May 13

<cal2> Walk to Empower. The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is gearing up for our 2nd annual Walk to Empower. This event is held at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. They are in need of volunteers to help throughout the morning. Call 877-963-7223 x 2742.

Mother’s Day Program. 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 711 Spring St., Vienna. Wesley Choir from Wesley United Methodist Church will air new words using an old tune on Mother's Day. This service is open to the public Sundays, 9:00 and 11:00am at 711 Spring Street, Vienna, VA 22180.

Shoreline Crusie With Mom. 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, Springfield. Consider a shoreline cruise at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield. Learn about the history of the park while you enjoy onboard refreshments. The boarding fee is $4 for moms, $7 for other adults, and $4 for children and babies on laps ride free. For information and reservations call 703-569-0285.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 16

<cal2> Clifton MarketPlace. The Clifton Community Women’s Club offers its annual MarketPlace 5-8 p.m. at various locations throughout historic Clifton. Events include art show and sale, silent auction and boutique. Visit www.cliftoncwc.org or call 703-266-5791 or 703-830-3418.

<cal1>Thursday/May 17

<cal2>Clifton Homes Tour. The Clifton Community Women’s Club offers its annual Homes Tour 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at various locations throughout historic Clifton. $20/advance, $25/day of tour. $10/single tickets. For ticket purchase locations and more, visit www.cliftoncwc.org or call 703-266-5791 or 703-830-3418.

<cal1>Friday/May 18

<cal2>Movie in the Park. Dusk, 8 p.m. at Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St., NE, Vienna. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Parents are required to stay with their children during the movie. For information on which film will be shown, call 703-255-7842 after noon on May 16 and for weather information on the day of the show.

<cal1>Saturday/May 19

<cal2>McLean Day. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Come out for a day of festival rides, concessions and many activities. Also, the MCC Governing Board elections will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Perfect for new residents to get to know the area. For more, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. At the Reston Town Center, this event is a gathering of artists, artisans, musicians and craftsmen around the area. The NVFAA is a premiere event in the region for local arts. Free children’s arts activities and live music. Volunteers needed. For more, visit www.restonarts.org, call 703-471-9242.

KidsFest & Bike Rodeo. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Faith Baptist Church, 301 Center St., Vienna. KidsFest and bike rodeo for ages 5-12, sponsored by the Vienna Police Department, Parks and Recreation Department and Volunteer Fire Department. All activities are free of charge. The day will include a fire station open house, car seat safety checks, moon bounce, puppet show, magic show and more. Advance registration is required for the bike safety rodeo. For information, call 703-255-6360.

"Foundations of Freedom." 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. In celebration of Virginia’s 400th Anniversary, the Reston Chorale presents a world premiere concert. The centerpiece of "Foundations of Freedom" is the premiere of a new choral/orchestral work, "Principal Among Principals" by distinguished composer, David Ott. This work was commissioned by The Reston Chorale with the generous contribution of John and Susan Adney. Foundations of Freedom is a singular multi-media event. Tickets: $25 for house seats, and $40 for box seats, available via www.restonchorale.org or by calling 703-834-0079. Call for more information, or e-mail info@restonchorale.org.

18th Century Spring Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Celebrate spring at living history museum’s first Market Fair of the season. Watch the Blacksmith in action. See wild turkeys and piglets. Dance and sing period songs. Admission: Adults $5; Children 3-12, Senior Citizens $2.50. Or visit www.1771.org for a free Market Fair pass.

Audubon Quartet. 3 p.m. at CentreStage Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. After the concert, Milch-Sheriff and Pashayan will be available in the lobby to answer any questions about the work. Tickets are $15. 703-476-4500.

8K Fun Run. Begins 8 a.m. in the Lewinsville Senior Center, 1609 Great Falls St., McLean. This race kicks off the annual McLean Day. Preregister at 1440 Chain Bridge Road until 6 p.m on Thursday, May 17. Prereg is $18. For more information, including race categories, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

NVCT Kayak trip on Pohick Bay. 9 a.m.-noon. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will be hosting a kayak trip on Pohick Bay for participants 16 and older. A naturalist will accompany the group. Cost is $40 per person to

cover NVCT expenses, and reservations are required. Contact Whitney Bailey at 703-354-5093 x25 or wbailey@nvct.org. More details at www.nvct.org/adventure.cfm.

McLean AAUW Used Book Collection. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave., Vienna. The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women will be collecting used books, CD’s, tapes, videos and software. No records, textbooks or encyclopedias will be accepted. Children’s books are needed. For further information call (703) 726-6470

<cal1>Sunday/May 20

<cal2>Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. At the Reston Town Center, this event is a gathering of artists, artisans, musicians and craftsmen around the area. The NVFAA is a premiere event in the region for local arts. Free children’s arts activities and live music. Volunteers needed. For more, visit www.restonarts.org, call 703-471-9242.

18th Century Spring Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Celebrate spring at living history museum’s first Market Fair of the season. Watch the Blacksmith in action. See wild turkeys and piglets. Dance and sing period songs. Admission: Adults $5; Children 3-12, Senior Citizens $2.50. Or visit www.1771.org for a free Market Fair pass.

Colorful Shorts for Piano. 4 p.m. at Centre Stage Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. African Fantasy for piano & orchestra and Wedding Cake for Piano & Strings By Camille Saint-Saens. Symphony No. 1 In C Minor By Georges Bizet And A Surprise Concerto Featuring Pianists Robert Brittain & Zvia Sheinman Also Camille Brady & Maestro Dingwall. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.org.

<cal1>Friday/May 25

<cal2>Movie in the Park. Dusk, 8 p.m. at Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon Road, NE, Vienna. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Parents are required to stay with their children during the movie. For information, call 703-255-6360.

<cal1>Saturday/May 26

<cal2>ViVa! Vienna! The annual ViVa! Vienna! Town Festival will be held May 26-28 on historic Church Street. Come out for festival activities, concessions, parades and more. For information, call 703-255-4742 or visit www.viennarotary.org/vivaviennapage.htm.

McLean HS Alumni Band Concert. 2 p.m. at McLean High School. For more information, including Alumni Band registration and Anniversary Dinner reservations, please visit www.mcleanband.org or call Bob Tilman, 703-534-4153.

<cal1>Sunday/May 27

<cal2>ViVa! Vienna! The annual ViVa! Vienna! Town Festival will be held May 26-28 on historic Church Street. Come out for festival activities, concessions, parades and more. For information, call 703-255-4742 or visit www.viennarotary.org/vivaviennapage.htm.

<cal1>Monday/May 28

<cal2>ViVa! Vienna! The annual ViVa! Vienna! Town Festival will be held May 26-28 on historic Church Street. Come out for festival activities, concessions, parades and more. For information, call 703-255-4742 or visit www.viennarotary.org/vivaviennapage.htm.

<cal1>Saturday/June 2

<cal2> Flea Market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Come to shop or sell. For information or to reserve sales space, which is available for a $15 donation to the church, call 703-281-4411, www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Church Yard Sale. 8 a.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. A wide variety of items will be on sale including jewelry, hand crafts and furniture items. Everyone is invited to come and do a little shopping. No earlybirds. Call the church office at 703-437-1883 for more information or log on to the church website at http://www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net.

<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.

<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.