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Calendar: May 30-June 5

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<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.

Dialogue. 7:30 p.m. at the GRACE, 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston. A talk with current Focus artists - sculptor, Marco Rando and fiber artist, Sandra Woock. An informal discussion about their work- how they developed it, their process, and what directions they see for the future. Bring curiosity and questions. This program is free. Call 703-471-9242 or e-mail info@restonarts.org.

<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.

OFTC Open House. 1-7 p.m. at the Old Firehouse, McLean. For rising seventh graders. Free. Bring friends and see what the Old Firehouse has to offer. Enjoy free food and drinks, games, music, a tattoo artist and mini golf. Register to become a card carrying member of the OFTC - $30/$25 district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

<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 Road., 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 annual 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.

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.

McLean Symphony. 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theater, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. “A Study in Contrasts” marks the final McLean Symphony performance of the season. General Admission: $20. Seniors & Youth - $15. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Kayak Trip. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Dyke Marsh. Naturalist-guided Kayak Trip on Dyke Marsh, 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.

South Railroad Street Park Groundbreaking. Noon at The South Railroad Street Park, 8018 Railroad St., Dunn Loring. A new neighborhood park will come to life. The park will provide area residents with a new playground and green space, converting vacant land into a much needed recreational area. Public is invited to the ceremony which will feature brief remarks from local officials and community members as well as a symbolic groundbreaking. Participants are invited to bring a shovel and help bring the park to life. Ceremonies will take place at the Sandburg Street end of the park. Signs will direct visitors and refreshments will be provided. For more information call the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

<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>Monday/June 4

<cal2> Reston Players’ Workshop & Master Class. 7 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Musical theatre audition with Euan Morton Lee Armitage. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets: $15 advance sales can be purchased at www.rcp-tix.com only. $20 at the door. Call 703-501-7588 or visit www.restonplayers.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.

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>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.

<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.