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Calendar: May 23-29

<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>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.

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 by The Joker’s Wild. Call 703-359-9882.

Friday Night Live! Free Concert. 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Town Green of Herndon. Black Sheep, reggae. Call, 703-481-6133. www.visitherndon.com

<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.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Great Hall, Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna. All genres of books will be offered for sale, including many appropriate for children and teens. Live Christian music, complementary refreshments and face-painting for children will be included in the event. Call 703-938-4305.

Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchid Stroll. 1-1:45 p.m. at Hidden Oaks, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. A naturalist will take visitors on a free afternoon stroll through the park to see the seasonal display of orchids throughout the grounds. Wild orchids such as the pink lady’s slipper begin their yearly bloom in late spring. Meet by the paved trail next to the parking. The walk will follow a trail through the park. Call the Hidden Oaks Nature Center at 703-941-1065 by May 23 for further inquiry or to make a reservation.

<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.

Used Book Sale. Noon-6 p.m. at the Great Hall, Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna. All genres of books will be offered for sale, including many appropriate for children and teens. Live Christian music, complementary refreshments and face-painting for children will be included in the event. Call 703-938-4305.

Memorial Day Concert. 5 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. U.S. Army Chorus and National Men’s Chorus with narration by General Richard B. Myers. Call 703-356-0670.

9th Annual Ride of the Patriots and Hometown Parade. Beginning at 7:45 am. At Patriot Harley Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Boulevard. 703-352-5400. For more, including routes, visit www.rideofthepatriots.com or read the E-section on www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<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>Wednesday/May 30

<cal2> McLean High School Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Craighill S. Burke Theater, McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. A combined concert of the McLean High School Chamber Soloists and the Detmold Youth Orchestra of Detmold, Germany. Featuring music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Smetana, Johann Strauss, Jr. and Gershwin. For more, visit www.mhsorchestra.org.

Clothing for the Colonies. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. Mary Doering, local collector and educator, presents an exhibit of colonial clothing. Men's and women's colonial period clothing and accessories will be displayed throughout the house. This Jamestown 2007 commemorative event is sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. Included with house tour. Runs through September. $5/adult, $3 children & seniors 11 am-4 pm 703.437.1794. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

<cal1>Thursday/May 31

<cal2> Herndon Festival. May 31-June 3. The annyal community events returns for the 27th year with a wide variety of carnival-type activities like food stalls, rides and games, children’s activities and live music. For more about pricing, times and locations visit www.herndon-va.gov/festival.

Puppet Show for Preschoolers. 1 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls. Children meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Afterwards, feed the hungry ducks on the millpond. $3/child, adults FREE. 703.759.2771. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/crm.

<cal1>Friday/June 1

<cal2> Mike Cotter Trio. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Town Green, corner of Maple Avenue and Mill Street, Vienna. Free. Bring lawn chair of blanket to sit on. 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.

Herndon Festival. May 31-June 3. The annyal community events returns for the 27th year with a wide variety of carnival-type activities like food stalls, rides and games, children’s activities and live music. For more about pricing, times and locations visit www.herndon-va.gov/festival.

<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.

Fishing Tournament. Check-in/Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Lake Fairfax park, Reston. Sponsored by the New Horizon Bass Anglers Youth Foundation. Bring your own equipment or fishing equipment will be provided at no charge. Prizes and food for everyone. About half of the kids fishing are girls and they normally win although everyone leaves with prizes. Contact 703-854-6364 or e-mail paul-fisette@longandfoster.com. Pre-register at www.nhbayouthfoundation.org/derbysignup.html.

Summer Garage Sale. 9 a.m.-1p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Moonlight Cabaret Singers & Open Mic. Open mic & dancing from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Cabaret show from 9-10 p.m. at Reston Sheraton. Celebrate the career of Langston Hughes Middle School teacher Annie Katz during this retirement party open to the public. Call 703-860-0650.

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

Herndon Festival. May 31-June 3. The annyal community events returns for the 27th year with a wide variety of carnival-type activities like food stalls, rides and games, children’s activities and live music. For more about pricing, times and locations visit www.herndon-va.gov/festival.

Reston Lake Clean-up. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All are invited to help clean lakes Anne, Thoreau, Audubon & Newport. Supplies will be provided at each lake. BBQ for participants afterwards. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock, RA Volunteer Coordinator at 703-435-7986 or e-mail habrock@reston.org Sign up by May 28th.

Volleyball for a Cure. The Side-Out Foundation brings you 2 days of exciting volleyball competition at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston Va. The Side-Out Foundation in cooperation with Inova Fairfax Hospital, its sponsors and participants have raised increasing amounts through donations and entry fees from this unique sporting event. In its 3rd year of the tournament the field of participants has grown to over 120 regional teams from beginner to the very advanced. All donations are destined for local organizations who are involved in the fight against Breast Cancer. 703-615-8740. www.side-out.org.

Herbal Remedies at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. One of the farm children has fallen ill. Help the farm wife diagnose the disease and harvest herbs from the garden for a cure. Learn the difference between decoctions, infusions, plaisters and poultices, and learn how these remedies were used to treat the dreaded maladies of the 18th century. Regular admission fee. 703.442.1771. www.1771.org.

Singles Dinner & Movie Night. 5 p.m. at Uno’s Chicago Grill, 11948 Market St., Reston Town Center, Reston. Fixed price dinner with choice of entrée followed by movie of your choice at Reston Multiplex Cinema. Cost of $28 at door includes dinner, soda, tip and movie ticket. RSVP required. Sponsored by New Beginnings, a support group for separated/divorced men and women. Call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.

<cal1>Sunday/June 3

<cal2> Herndon Festival. May 31-June 3. The annyal community events returns for the 27th year with a wide variety of carnival-type activities like food stalls, rides and games, children’s activities and live music. For more about pricing, times and locations visit www.herndon-va.gov/festival.

Volleyball for a Cure. The Side-Out Foundation brings you 2 days of exciting volleyball competition at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston Va. The Side-Out Foundation in cooperation with Inova Fairfax Hospital, its sponsors and participants have raised increasing amounts through donations and entry fees from this unique sporting event. In its 3rd year of the tournament the field of participants has grown to over 120 regional teams from beginner to the very advanced. All donations are destined for local organizations who are involved in the fight against Breast Cancer. 703-615-8740. www.side-out.org.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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

<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.