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North County Calendar, Oct. 24

For Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, Reston and Herndon

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Over 100 works by Adult and Community Education painting and drawing students and teachers. Reception is Saturday, Oct. 27, 3-5:30 p.m. at the gallery in the South Atrium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway.

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Stream Life: The World Under The Rocks at Riverbend Park Saturday, Oct. 27. Assist park naturalists with stream monitoring by catching and identifying macroinvertebrates. Bring waterproof boots. 10 a.m.-noon.

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"An Inconvenient Truth," two conveninent chances to watch the award-winning documentary, Sunday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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All-Day Bingo Sunday, Oct. 28, with a Halloween theme at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. $20 minimum admission includes all regular, special and jackpot games and a meal. Doors open at noon. Early Bird games begin at 2 p.m.

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/Oct. 24

Vienna Halloween Pre-Parade "Tailgate." 5:30-7 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Park Street and Maple Avenue. 50¢ hot dogs, 50¢ sodas. All are invited. Live music, face painting, games and prizes for the little ones. 703-938-9050.

61st annual Vienna Halloween Parade will step off at 7 p.m. on Maple Avenue from Branch Road to Center Street. Children are invited to walk in the parade in their Halloween costumes. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Virginia Commerce Bank, 374 Maple Ave., E. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Vienna Parks & Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Halloween Trail. Experience an after dark tour of the forest complete with Halloween lore, costumes, jack-o-lanterns, sound and light effects and creatures of the night. 30–40 minute, guided walk; this is not a horror show. Snacks and hot cider will be on sale. Free popcorn. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, recommended for preschoolers. Continues Thursday and Friday. Meet at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Call 703-435-6514 or visit www.reston.org.

Stars of Track and Field, Eskimo Joe, Surprise Arizona!, Jeff Klein. Indie/rock. $12 advance/$14 at the door. 10 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Paul Thorn. Gospel-inspired rock. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $20. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Johnette Napolitano, Chris Trapper. Acoustic/rock. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Herndon Farmers’ Market closing day, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Lynn Street in downtown Herndon next to the caboose. Call 703-324-5390 or 703-787-7380.

Happy Hour Fund-raiser. Hosted by Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Door prizes and auctions throughout the evening. 5-9 p.m. at 697 Spring St., Herndon.

Bradley Farm Haunted Hotel. Tricks, treats and surprises. Tours last about 10 minutes. Concessions will be available. $2 entry fee, proceeds benefit the Bradley Farm Wave swim team. 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon. 6-9 p.m. Friday, continues Saturday. Visit www.bradleyfarm.org/custom/hauntedhouse.

Halloween Trail. Experience an after dark tour of the forest complete with Halloween lore, costumes, jack-o-lanterns, sound and light effects and creatures of the night. 30–40 minute, guided walk; this is not a horror show. Snacks and hot cider will be on sale. Free popcorn. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday. Begins Wednesday, continues Friday. Meet at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Call 703-435-6514 or visit www.reston.org.

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

Book Discussion. "Chasing Cezanne" by Peter Mayle. Adults. No registration is required. 1 p.m. at 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. Thursdays at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/Oct. 26

Speidel, Goodrich, Goggin and Lille. Two nights of acoustic folk. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $18. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404. Second performance Oct. 27.

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

Rude Buddha. Rock. $10. Early show at 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Rude Buddha, Ballyhoo!, Height of Fashion. Rock. $10. Late show at 9:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

"Greater Tuna" opening night. Comedy performed by the Elden Street Players at the Industrial Strength Theater, 269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Through Nov. 17.Tickets: $19, adults; $16 students and seniors. For tickets, visit www.eldenstreetplayers.com or call 703-481-5930.

"Guys and Dolls" opening night. Reston Community Players perform at CentreStage, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, through Nov. 17. Tickets: Saturdays: $20 all ages; Fridays & Sundays: $17 adults; $14 senior citizens and students. For tickets, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restonplayers.org.

Bradley Farm Haunted Hotel. Tricks, treats and surprises. Tours last about 10 minutes. Concessions will be available. $2 entry fee, proceeds benefit the Bradley Farm Wave swim team. 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon. 3-9 p.m. Saturday, begins Friday. Visit www.bradleyfarm.org/custom/hauntedhouse.

Halloween Trail. Experience an after dark tour of the forest complete with Halloween lore, costumes, jack-o-lanterns, sound and light effects and creatures of the night. 30–40 minute, guided walk; this is not a horror show. Snacks and hot cider will be on sale. Free popcorn. 6:30-9 p.m. Friday. Begins Wednesday. Meet at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Call 703-435-6514 or visit www.reston.org.

"Haunting in the Park" for children, at Vienna’s Glyndon Park. For information, call 703-255-6360.

Spooktacular. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon.

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

Saturday/Oct. 27

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. Hundreds of cultivars and hanging baskets, container-grown varieties and sprays, Fukusuke and Bonsai exhibits and a design competition. Open to visitors 2-5 p.m. Saturday, continues Sunday at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.

VolunteerFest. Annual community-wide day of volunteering. Throughout the county, 44 projects will be taking place. For a list of locations, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org and click on "VolunteerFest 2007." Contact Erin Caplin at 703-246-3470 or ecaplin@volunteerfairfax.org. Deadline for registration is Oct. 26.

Art Reception and Awards Ceremony. Over 100 works by Adult and Community Education painting and drawing students and teachers. Reception is 3-5:30 p.m. at the gallery in the South Atrium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. The gallery is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and the show will be on display through Jan. 5.

Speidel, Goodrich, Goggin and Lille. Two nights of acoustic folk. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $18. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404. First performance Oct. 26.

Sports Card and Comic Book Show. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Tysons Corner Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. $3 admission. New and vintage sports cards, sports memorabilia and silver, gold and modern age comic books. Call 301-990-4929.

Best in Show Dog Halloween Parade to launch Juicy Crittoure, a personal care collection for dogs. 2-4 p.m. outside the fashion accessories entrance at Bloomingdale’s Tysons Corner. $25 per canine entrant, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of Fairfax County. Visit www.hsfc.org for information and registration.

Boo Who! at Colvin Run Mill. 1-2 p.m. Children 3-6 years (accompanied by a parent) have a fun Halloween at the Mill. Come dressed for the occasion in a Halloween costume, make a craft, trick or treat the puppets and listen to a story. Reservations required. $6/child, adults free. 703-759-2771 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Repeats Oct. 29.

The Romantics. McLean Orchestra concert, featuring work by Liszt, Brahms and Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $10 ages 18 and under. Call 703-893-8646 or visit www.mclean-orchestra.org.

Fall for Lake Anne. Family fun, live music, storytelling, face painting, balloon artists, crafts on Lake Anne plaza, Reston noon-3 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating at participating merchants 3-4 p.m. Free.

Samputu and Ingele: Jean Paul Samputu travels the world as a cultural ambassador for Rwanda, bringing traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming, and a message of peace and reconciliation. Suitable for all ages. 3 p.m. at RCC CenterStage 2310 Colts Neck Road Reston. $12 Reston residents, $16 others. Call 703-476-4500, Option 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Reston Farmers Market closing day. Hot chocolate, cider and market streets for loyal customers as the market closes until May 2008. Contact Market Masters Fran and John Lovaas at 703-318-9628.

Stream Life: The World Under The Rocks. Stream critters tell us about stream health. Assist park naturalists with stream monitoring by catching and identifying macroinvertebrates. Bring waterproof boots. Ages 8 and up. $5 prepayment and reservations required. 10 a.m.-noon; meet at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Laughing Pizza. Music for children. $10 for everyone over the age of 1. 11 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Dave Cook, Brandon Young, Steve Moakler at the Rock ‘n Roll Songwriters Circle. Acoustic/rock. $10. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Last Gentlemens Club, Rush Entertainment Present "Jump Off." Hip-hop performances and live DJ. $15. 9:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Children’s Halloween Party. Vienna's annual Halloween party for children ages 4-12 will be held at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Admission is free. Come in costume. Call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.

"Haunting Tales," mostly ghostly stories for adults, rated PG-12 for nightmare potential. Get into the mood for Halloween with storytellers Margaret Chatham, Penelope Fleming, Miriam Nadel, and Merrillee Pallansch. 8 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free, with light refreshments. Call 703-698-5456.

Used Book Sale. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton.

Saturday Story Time. 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. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

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

Sunday/Oct. 28

"Children: Mirror on the World?" seminar following the McLean Community Players matinee performance of Children of a Lesser God at the Alden Theatre. Featured speakers will include Jeff Rosen, a third-generation deaf person active in the disability movement, and Cynthia Roberson, deaf theater consultant to the Players on the production. Visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

McLean Art Society meeting, featuring Moira McQuillen, a pastel landscape artist. 10 a.m.-noon at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Guests are welcome. Call 703-790-0123.

Read, Rave and Roll Festival celebrating Jewish literature, storytelling and performance, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 101 or visit www.bethemeth.org/read-rave-roll.htm.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. Hundreds of cultivars and hanging baskets, container-grown varieties and sprays, Fukusuke and Bonsai exhibits and a design competition. Open to visitors 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, begins Saturday at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.

"An Inconvenient Truth" showing. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is offering a special free outdoor showing of the award-winning environmental documentary. There will also be free tours of Meadowlark beginning at 3 p.m., and concluding with the film. Lawn seating begins at 4:30 p.m., and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Healthy food options will be offered on site, the proceeds of which will benefit NVRPA and its continuing environmental efforts. Call Meadowlark Botanical Gardens at 703-255-3631 or visit www.nvrpa.org.

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Mandolin with bluegrass quintet. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $22. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Oblivion Sun CD Release Show. Progressive/experimental. $20, $15 with a student ID. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

All-Day Bingo with a Halloween theme at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. $20 minimum admission includes all regular, special and jackpot games and a meal. Most games pay $100 each, jackpot game pays $1,000, and there will be one winner-take-all game. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis, doors open at noon. Early Bird games begin at 2 p.m. Visit www.vvfd.org.

Monday/Oct. 29

Childrens Halloween Event. Activities, crafts and trick-or-treating around the Reston Association office. $3 RRA members, $6 non-members. Reservations required. 10-11:30 a.m. at the RA main office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Contact Ashleigh Soloff at 703-435-6577 or ashleigh@reston.org.

Boo Who! at Colvin Run Mill. 1-2 p.m. Children 3-6 years (accompanied by a parent) have a fun Halloween at the Mill. Come dressed for the occasion in a Halloween costume, make a craft, trick or treat the puppets and listen to a story. Reservations required. $6/child, adults free. 703-759-2771 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Repeats Oct. 27.

Pete Francis. Acoustic/rock. $12. 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.

Tuesday/Oct. 30

Boo at the Farm. Come costumed to trick-or-treat for goodies and meet farm friends, then settle down for a Halloween tale in the barn. For ages 3-8; canceled if rain. $5 per child, must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. at Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Halloween Fun Fest. Come in costume to enjoy an afternoon of non-spooky fun. Activities include the batty scavenger hunt, spider challenge, pumpkin toss, Halloween howl, and more. Ages 3-6. $8 prepayment and reservations required. 12:30-2 p.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018.

Chamber Event. The launch of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Committee and Hampton Inn & Suites grand opening in an event with an environmental twist. Food, drinks, prizes for the best costume, with a showing of "An Inconvenient Truth", the Oscar-winning documentary on global warming. 5:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 435 Herndon Parkway, Herndon. RSVP to Letticia Arriaga at 703-230-1800 or WASHN_Hampton_Suites@Hilton.com.

The Kin, The Winterpills, Ken Oak Band. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. "The Johnstown Flood" by David McCullough. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

Bettye LaVette. Soul. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road. $24. Visit www.wolftrap.org or call 703-938-2404.

Giggin’ Artists Development and Halloween Bash. Featuring Welbilt, Everyone but Pete, Justin Trawick, Future, Cobbler and more. Costume contests. $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Proceeds go to www.savetts.com.

Annual Jubilee, hosted by Church of the Epiphany, featured food, music and games including human foosball. 5-8 p.m. at the church, 3301 Hidden Meadow Drive, Herndon. Call 703-481-8601.

Halloween at Club Phoenix. Party for students in sixth through eighth grades, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Club Phoenix in Vienna. Costume contest, food and a DJ. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

Happy Halloween. Come in costume for stories and activites. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Happy Halloween. Come in costume for stories and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 2:30 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Preschool Sing-Along! Sing songs with Miss Belle. 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.

Sunday/Nov. 4

La Kasbah Hafla. Professional performances of dances including Moroccon, Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish and Indian styles. Cabaret, modern fusion, candle dances, Arabic/Spanish fusion, and more. Opens at 1 p.m., show starts at 2 p.m. at 11424 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Moroccan multi meal, dessert and mint tea included; $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Reservations required, call 703-707-0733 or visit www.lakasbahrestaurant.com.

Just Jumper Horse Show Series. Watch local residents compete for a blue ribbon in a variety of jumping classes. Held indoors, rain or shine. Spectators attend free. Event repeats Dec. 2. At Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

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.

Wednesday/Nov. 7

Byways: a film by Sean Servis showing a look at Great Falls as it has evolved into the community it is today. 8 a.m. at the Old Brogue, 760 Walker Road, Great Falls. Free. A light breakfast will be served. Call 703-404-0376 or 703-759 0375.

Saturday/Nov. 10

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.