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North County Calendar, Nov. 7

Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, Reston, Herndon

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Bluegrass Concert: Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen. $20 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Frying Pan Farm Park.

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Tengstrand-Sun Piano Duo, part of the Discovery Series, Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap.

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The Air Force Strings Ensemble performs Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. at the Reston Community Center.

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Woods Tea Company. Folk group. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $27, $22 McLean district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Send announcements to cstaten@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6447. Deadline is Thursday for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Events are free unless otherwise noted. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Wednesday/Nov. 7

Melissa Ferrick, Nicole Reynolds. Acoustic/rock. $20 in advance/$25 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

California Guitar Trio. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Vienna Theatre Company Auditions for the winter production, "Prelude to a Kiss," will be held at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Auditions continue Thursday. The cast includes five men and three women. Visit www.viennatheatrecompany.org.

Danger Between the Lines. Documentary film on daily life in Oakton near Hunter Mill Road during the Civil War. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Cinema Chez Patrick. Enjoy a French film, "Les Desmoiselles De Rochefort" with Catherine Deneuve, with snacks and drinks. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Thursday/Nov. 8

Girlyman. Acoustic. $15. Two shows, 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Al Di Meola World Sinfonia 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $35. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Vienna Theatre Company Auditions for the winter production, "Prelude to a Kiss," will be held at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Auditions begin Wednesday. The cast includes five men and three women. Visit www.viennatheatrecompany.org.

Kids Play. Andy’s Parties staff will cosponsor a morning of fun with the Reston Association. Activities, crafts and games. $3 per child. Registration required, call 703-435-6530. 10 a.m.-noon at Brown’s Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston. Contact Ashleigh Soloff at 703-435-6577 or ashleigh@reston.org.

Preschool Storytime. Age 3-6. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Storytime for Twos & Threes. Boost your toddlers' early literacy skills with these fun stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 2 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Gatekeeper: Memoirs of a CIA Polygrapher. John Sullivan discusses his 31-year career with the CIA, shedding light on this secretive and controversial organization. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. Adults. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Girls Read! All-female book discussion. "All-of-a-kind Family," by Sydney Taylor. Age 8 & up. 7:15 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friends' Book Discussion. "After This" by Alice McDermott. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/Nov. 9

Swing Dance with the Daryl Davis Band. Beginner’s lesson 8:30-9 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon. $15. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9882.

Auditions for Reston Community Players production of "An Experiment with an Air Pump," 7:30 p.m. Friday, continues Saturday. Performances are Jan. 18-Feb. 2. For more, call 703-501-7588 or visit www.restonplayers.com.

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Tengstrand-Sun Piano Duo. Part of the Discovery Series. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $30. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Jefferson 3rd, Burn the Ballroom, Starlit Eyes, Abott and West, Milk Carton Mugshots. Pop/rock/club/roots. $10. 5 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

That 1 Guy. One-man band futuristic funk. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 9:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Fall Bazaar. The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will hold the annual fall bazaar, featuring crafts and home-based businesses, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Flame Room at 400 Center St. S, Vienna. Admission is free. Contact 703-938-2649 or pam@vvfd.org.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Handcrafted work and original art are featured at the show, sponsored by the Reston Community Center and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, continues Sunday, at the RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Contact Haywood Hopson, Community Events Director at 703-390-6161.

Invasive Plant Pickup. Help with ongoing invasive plant control. Refreshment, instruction and tools provided. Program suited for children 8 and older. Reservations required; groups welcome. 10 a.m.-noon at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Bluegrass Concert. Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen. Food available on site. Seating is general admission; pre-paid reservations recommended. $20 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Auditions for Reston Community Players production of "An Experiment with an Air Pump," 2:30 p.m. Saturday, begins Friday. Performances are Jan. 18-Feb. 2. For more, call 703-501-7588 or visit www.restonplayers.com.

Poetry Reading. Mike Maggio will read from his new book "deMOCKracy," 2-4 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772.

Holiday Bazaar. 47th annual event sponsored by the Vienna Women’s Club. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Fall and winter holiday décor, plus gifts.

Antique Show & Sale. American, English and European antiques. Glass repairer is new to the show this year. $7 admission good for both days. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Visit www.mcleancenter.org. Continues Sunday.

Saturday Storytime. All ages. 10:15 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Manga Club. Manga, anime and Japanese refreshments. Age 12-18. 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Know Your Library. Tour of actual and virtual library resources. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult, but all ages are welcome. 2 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Pottery Show & Sale. Items made by teachers and students in the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department pottery program. At the Bowman House Arts and Crafts Center, 211 Center St. S. Call 703-255-6360.

Waltz/Foxtrot Practice Dance. "Dance With Me!" Ballroom Dance Studio is offering a waltz/foxtrot practice dance, 8:30-11 p.m. $10 per person. Everyone is welcome, there will be free mini-lessons during the evening. The studio is located at 251 Sunset Park Drive in Herndon. Call 703-444-3061 or visit www.dancewithme.net.

Schooling Hunter Horse Show Series. Beginner horse show for walk, trot and canter. Classes includes hunters, ponies, equitation and more. Held indoors, rain or shine. Spectators attend free. Event repeats Dec. 8. At Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Annual Community Recycling Roadshow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day.

Richard Shindell, Natalia Zuckerman. Singer/songwriter. $20 advance/$23 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Antique Show & Sale. American, English and European antiques. Glass repairer is new to the show this year. $7 admission good for both days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Visit www.mcleancenter.org. Begins Saturday.

Second Sunday Series: Organ Concert. Jeremy Shoop, director of Music Ministries at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, will perform a concert on the 29 rank Zimmer pipe organ, 3 p.m. at the church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Free. Call 703-437-1883 or visit www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net, where a full list of concerts are available.

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show. Handcrafted work and original art are featured at the show, sponsored by the Reston Community Center and the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, begins Saturday, at the RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road. Contact Haywood Hopson, Community Events Director at 703-390-6161.

Northern Virginia Writers’ Club meets 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Mystery series author Austin Camacho discusses plot development. New members serious about publication are welcome. E-mail Donna at donnamanz@cox.net for information.

Concert with Two Ensembles from the City of Fairfax Band – the Rebel Run Dixieland Band and the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet – perform at Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna, at 4 p.m. The concert is part of a series celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th anniversary. Free; donations accepted. Call 703-281-4411 or visit www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Art Show. Artmasters Gallery is having its fall show featuring six local artists, 2-5 p.m. at 521 West Maple Ave., Vienna. Refreshments will be served.

Opera Auditions for Young Singers. 2007-2008 Washington District auditions of the Middle Atlantic Region, sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera National Council, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The auditions will be open to the public free of charge. Winners receive a cash prize and advance to one of the 15 regional finals. Call 202-321-4329.

Bluegrass Jam. Players and spectators welcome, 1-4 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772. Second and fifth Sunday of every month.

Monday/Nov. 12

Veteran’s Day observed. Fairfax County library branches closed.

Holiday Ornaments: Make Your Own. Beginning of a continuing program. Teasels, pine cones and walnuts help make natural holiday ornaments. Follow examples or create your own at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018. Park is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, closed Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m. weekends and holidays. $5 for two ornaments. Reservations recommended for groups.

American Songwriter presents Peter Bradley Adams, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig. $10. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Spanish dance artistry. Suitable for all ages. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. $21 Reston residents/$28 others. For information and tickets, download an order form at www.restoncommunitycenter.com or contact the box office at 703-476-4500 Option 3 or leila.gordon@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Reston Garden Club meeting at the Lake Anne Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Social time begins at 1 p.m. and the program begins at 1:30. Speaker is past president Pat Lenz, discussing the mechanics of floral design. Members and guests are welcome. Visit www.restongardenclub.org or call Kathy Peevy at 703-476-6237.

The Beautiful Girls, The Bear Colony, MoonHostageRebellion. Pop/rock/club/roots. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Steps to Happiness. Dialogue between GMU professor Robert Rogowsky and the audience. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-3020.

Book Babies. Interactive storytime for parent and child. Age 17-23 months with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Knitting for Beginners. Supplies provided! Age 9-12. 4 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

Digital Slideshows. Learn to present photo slideshows with your DVD player, with Microsoft's free Photo Story software to make interactive and dynamic photo slideshows. You will take away a CD with the software to use at home. $20 for Reston residents/$30 others, registration required. 7-9 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Ages 18 and older. Contact Robert Arguinzoni at 703-476-4500 or robert.arguinzoni@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Critters and Cookies. Explore the outdoors with a naturalist, then visit the nature center to enjoy cookies and coffee. Program is suited for children ages 2 to 4. Reservations and prepayment are required; $8 per person. 2-2:45 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Great Falls Historical Society monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The program looks at local history through the collection and study of historic postcards, with speaker Brian Conley. Bring old postcards. Free; light refreshments. Open to the public. Call 703-759-9188 or visit www.gfhs.org.

The Air Force Strings performs as part of the United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series. Free. 2 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. For more information, call the concert line at 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.com.

Need to Breathe, Sons of William. Rock/alternative. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Willie Porter with special guest Tony Furtado. Folk rock. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $18. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Cruising Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow by Clint Denn. Part of the Travel and Adventure Film Series. $9, $7 McLean district residents. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Toddler Storytime. Age 2 with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Car Wash. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Fall Fun. Stories, activities, and a craft.Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Storytime for Fours and Fives. Help your preschooler get ready to read with these fun stories and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion. "Disgrace" by J.M. Coetzee. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Adult Book Group. Book discussion. "Blessings," by Anna Quindlen. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Evening Book Club. "March," by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Thursday/Nov. 15

Crafts with the Great Falls Women’s Club. Members will meet at Virginia Stained Glass, 5250 E. Port Royal Road, Springfield, at 1 p.m. to make fused glass bowls, which will be professionally fired and ready in about a week. $25 per person. Call Donna Neuland at 703-674-9096 or Jane Rader at 571-239-0011.

Cass McCombs "Dropping the Writ" CD release show, Ariel Pink. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Jonatha Brooke. Folk and pop guitar. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $22. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Christmas Craft Show at Oakton Church of the Brethren. Consignment shop style. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, continues through Saturday. Call 703-281-4411, e-mail office@oaktonbrethren.org or see www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Icelandic Bazaar. Free admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Contact Sharon Harrison, 703-448-8336, or sharon.harrison@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Movie Matinee. See "Shall We Dance," starring Richard Gere, in the Vienna Community Center auditorium, 120 Cherry St. SE. Doors open at 1 p.m. with showtime at 1:10. Free; no registration required. Bring a snack. Call 703-255-6360.

Adult Book Group. Book discussion. "A Thousand Splendid Suns," by Khaled Hosseini. Adults. 10 a.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Preschool Storytime. Age 3-6. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Four Shillings Short. Celtic music duo. Cosponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation to honor 9-11 victim Shelley Marshall. Age 6-12. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. Adults. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Guys Read! All-male book discussion. "Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini" by Tom Lalicki. Age 8 & up. 7:15 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/Nov. 16

Digital Photography Focus Workshop: Editing Personal Photos. Bring 2-3 personal photos and learn hands-on photo editing with a professional instructor. Take home the original and modified photos on a CD. $25 for Reston residents/$35 others, registration required. 7-9 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Ages 18 and older. Contact Robert Arguinzoni at 703-476-4500 or robert.arguinzoni@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Riverside Campfire: Turkey Time. Enjoy games and campfire stories. Learn about wild turkeys. S’mores provided. Come early and bring a picnic. Bring toasting sticks, flashlight and blanket. Prepaid reservations required; $3 per person. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Citrus Fruit Sale hosted by the McLean American Legion Post 270. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, sale continues Saturday at the post, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Pink seedless grapefruit, red navel oranges, sunburst tangerines and pure maple syrup will be available. Visit www.mcleanpost270.org or call 703-356-8259.

Pre-Turkey Quarter Horse Show. Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls. Spectators are free. Continues Saturday and Sunday; begins at 8 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Livingston Taylor. Folk singer/songwriter. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404. Second performance Saturday.

Radio City Trip. Experience the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, for ages six and up. Leave the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE at 8 a.m. and return around midnight. The cost of $95 for town residents includes transportation and ticket to the matinee performance starring the Rockettes. Participants will also have time to enjoy New York City after the show. Call 703-255-6360.

Christmas Craft Show at Oakton Church of the Brethren. Consignment shop style. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, begins Thursday, continues Saturday. Call 703-281-4411, e-mail office@oaktonbrethren.org or see www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Terrific Twos. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Game On. Runescape, DDR, pizza and soda at the library. Age 13-18. 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Crash Boom Bang, The Hint, Verona Grove. $10. 6 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Buck 65. Rock/country/blues/hip hop. $12. 10 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Children's Fall Flea Market. Annual Children's Fall Flea Market where young merchants will sell their gently-used toys, books, games, and an assortment of additional items. 9 a.m.-noon at RCC Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Admission is one can of food for donation. Contact Debbie Heron, Director of Youth Programs, at Deborah.Heron@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band. End of the concert series at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Free. 7-9 p.m. Call 703-759-2771.

Citrus Fruit Sale hosted by the McLean American Legion Post 270. 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, sale begins Friday at the post, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Pink seedless grapefruit, red navel oranges, sunburst tangerines and pure maple syrup will be available. Visit www.mcleanpost270.org or call 703-356-8259.

Pre-Turkey Quarter Horse Show. Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls. Spectators are free. Begins Friday, continues Sunday; begins at 8 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Reston Community Orchestra season-opening concert, 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Resotn. The concert will include the world premier of a commissioned work by local composer Scott Solak with oboe soloist Sue Adney. Program also includes violin/viola duo MarcOlivia. Free; donations accepted. Visit www.restoncommunityorchestra.org.

Al Petteway and Amy White. Acoustic duo. $20. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Ingrid Michaelson. Indie/pop/folk. $12 in advance/$15 at the door. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Livingston Taylor. Folk singer/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404. First performance Friday.

Woods Tea Company. Folk group. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $27, $22 McLean district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Christmas Craft Show at Oakton Church of the Brethren. Consignment shop style. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, begins Thursday. Call 703-281-4411, e-mail office@oaktonbrethren.org or see www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Saturday Storytime. All ages. 10:15 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Toddle on Over! Enjoy books, fingerplays and songs with your baby. Age 15-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Bob Swanson, the Singing Weatherman. Join USA Today's assistant weather editor and learn songs about all kinds of weather. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Celebrate Children's Book Week! Stories and bookmark craft. Cosponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Fortnightly Club. All ages. 11 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Marcolivia Violin Concert. Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff. Cosponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation to honor 9-11 victim Shelley Marshall. Age 6-12. 2 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Holiday Afternoon Tea. Special blends and delicacies from Emily Murphy. $22 for Reston residents/$25 others, registration required by Nov. 14. 3-4:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Ages 6 and older. Contact Robert Arguinzoni at 703-476-4500 or robert.arguinzoni@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Pre-Turkey Quarter Horse Show. Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls. Spectators are free. Begins Friday, continues Saturday; begins at 8 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Hamell on Trial. Folk rock punk. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Traditional Celtic Concert Series. Isla, a Nashville trio bridging Celtic and Appalachian music. Fall concerts at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Two sittings for each concert, 5 and 7 p.m. $14. Call 703-759-3309.

Baroque Masterpieces. Amadeus Concerts presents work from Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart. $30, free for students 17 and under. 4 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-759-5334 or visit www.amadeusconcerts.com.

Hot Peas and Butter. Children’s music group. For ages 4 and up. $14, $10 McLean district residents. 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $10, $7 McLean district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Acoustic Jam. Bring an instrument or come by to enjoy this drop-in session at the Frying Pan country store. First and third Sundays of every month. 1-4 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Dog Walk at Lake Fairfax, 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Lake Fairfax parking area to join in a dog walk in the park, led by Nancy Despeaux. Maximum six foot leash required on all dogs. Call Reston Museum at 703-709-7700. $5 donation is requested.

Monday/Nov. 19

Talkin' Turkey. Hear some gobblin' turkey stories and make decorations for Thanksgiving dinner! Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Crafty Kids. Gobble up some good crafts. Age 6-12. 4 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Book Discussion Group. Chasing Cezanne by Peter Mayle. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772.

Open Mic hosted by David Cotton. Free. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Tuesday/Nov. 20

Book Discussion Group. "Peace Like a River" by Leif Inger. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Storytime for Twos & Threes. Boost your toddlers' early literacy skills with these fun stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Tuesdays for Twos. Stories, music and crafts. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

The Jade and Dan Trio. Blues/jazz/pop. CD release. $10. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Wednesday/Nov. 21

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. Enjoy old favorites and original songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Poor Man’s Lobster, Bobby Thompson and the Magic Voyagers, Rob Hornfeck Enterprise. Rock. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Thursday/Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Day. Library branches closed.

Friday/Nov. 23

Library branches closed.

The Thanksgiving Story. Bring the family to an interactive retelling of the Thanksgiving story. 11 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101. Program is suited to ages 3 and older. Pre-paid reservations required; $4 per person.

Holidays Happen at the Reston Town Center. 7:30 a.m. Race for the Kids, 11 a.m. Reston Holiday Parade, 12:30-4:30 p.m. visits with Santa, 6 p.m. tree lighting and sing-along, 6:30 p.m. horse drawn carriage rides. Visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Eric Hutchinson (full band), Shane Hines (acoustic). Acoustic/soul/pop. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

The Grandsons. Roots rock. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $16 general admission. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772. Repeats the fourth Friday of the month.

Saturday/Nov. 24

John Eaton Series: An Evening of Harold Arlen, the Wizard of Song. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $25. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Saturday Matinee. Family movie with popcorn provided! All ages. 2 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Oakton High School Class of 2002 Reunion. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, price includes drink ticket. Music from classmates of _ drunk. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Sunday/Nov. 25

The Cherry People Acoustic. Acoustic rock. $15. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Monday/Nov. 26

Holiday Stroll. Annual Holiday Stroll on Vienna’s historic Church Street, between Lawyers Road and Mill Sreet. Visitors are invited to stroll amid the sights and sounds of the holiday season and visit merchants along the way. Call 703-255-6360.

Open Mic hosted by David Cotton. Free. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

All Join In! Share stories, songs and fun. Age 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Mother Goose Time. Interactive storytime session for parent and child. Birth-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Oakton Kids Read. Book discussion group. Call for title. Age 6-12. 3 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Tuesday/Nov. 27

Tami D’Mar "Expectations" CD release, LeJeune. Rock. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

PJs & Popcorn. Come in your PJs and watch a movie. All ages. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. "After This" by Alice McDermott. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.