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Calendar, Sept. 5, North Fairfax County

Great Falls, McLean, Vienna, Reston, Herndon

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Wednesday/Sept. 5

Hootie and the Blowfish with special guest Patrick Davis. Homegrown tour: audience members are asked to bring a school supply item to donate. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$28. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Reverbnation, Rehab, Crazy Anglos. Rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $12 advance/$15 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

My Colorful Day. Wear a favorite color for stories and activities; ages 2-5 with adult, 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Toddle on Over. Books, fingerplays and songs for ages 15-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

Preschool Storytime. Stories and activities for ages 3-5 with adult, 1:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Thursday/Sept. 6

Vienna Tysons Chamber of Commerce Fall Carnival. Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Family event with rides, games, food and vendors. 6-10 p.m., continues through Sept. 9. Visit www.vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

Brian Culbertson with Steve Cole, special guest Average White Band. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Rachel Wilhelm and the Einsteins of Love. Benefit concert for Romanian Christian Enterprises. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10 suggested donation. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Writing Your Personal History class at the Vienna Community Center, Thursdays through March 27, 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Free; $5 donation will be used to provide refreshments at each class. Call 703-255-6360.

Friday/Sept. 7

Vienna Tysons Chamber of Commerce Fall Carnival. Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Family event with rides, games, food and vendors. 6-11 p.m., continues through Sept. 9. Visit www.vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

Michael McDonald. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $42/$25. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Eric Weinberg. "Get Back Up Again" CD release show. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Adventure Club House: Kick-Off Meeting. Learn what the Club House is all about. Monthly guest speakers, bonding time for parents and children. Birth-5 years with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

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

Saturday/Sept. 8

Virginia Indian Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018. Festival will take place rain or shine. $8 per person, children two and under are free.

Reston Multicultural Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lake Anne Plaza. Cultural showcases with entertainment, exhibition, food and dance. Rain or shine. Call 703-390-6161.

Vienna Tysons Chamber of Commerce Fall Carnival. Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Family event with rides, games, food and vendors. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., continues through Sept. 9. Visit www.vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $40/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

The District Ambulance. Rock. Matinee, 1 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Future, Snarky Puppy. Rock/soul/fusion. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Slim Pickins. 4-6 p.m. Free. This trio of local musicians plays bluegrass and alt country music. Outdoor Civic Green Event series at Palladium Condominiums, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505.

Crab Feast. Annual all-you-can-eat feast with crabs, hot dogs, corn on the cob and drinks, hosted by the Great Falls Lions Club. 1-5 p.m. at the Great Falls Firehouse, 9916 Georgetown Pike. Tickets at the door are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

Poetry reading. Charlene Gagon reads from her new book, "Black Willow," 5 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772.

Square dance at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Every Saturday. $5 for 6 classes for seniors, $10 for others. Call 703-464-6200.

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

World on a String. Master Puppeteer Bob Brown on a round-the-world adventure. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Write Away! Writing workshop with Bobbi Carducci for aspiring authors. Cosponsored by Community Voice Media. Ages 6-12. 11 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Baseball Trip. See the Baltimore Orioles vs. the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards; a charter bus will leave the Vienna Community Center at 2:30 p.m., giving participants time to visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor before the 7:05 p.m. game time. $65 for town residents includes transportation and game ticket. Call 703-255-6360.

Mr. Knick Knack. Children’s Music. 11 a.m. at Wren Divine, 6645 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. 703-365-9736 or visit www.mrknickknack.com.

Wine Tasting. 1-4 p.m. at Wine Styles, 12717 Shoppers Lane, Fairfax. Every Saturday. Call 703-222-9463.

Fall Flea Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Business Bank Garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Professional flea market dealers and individuals who would like to sell household items can sign up now to participate. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Vienna Tysons Chamber of Commerce Fall Carnival. Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Family event with rides, games, food and vendors. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., continues through Sept. 9. Visit www.vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

Judy Collins with guests Nanci Griffith and Sonya Kitchell. Pre-performance preview on the old farmhouse lawn at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $38/$22. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Sketch, Lies and Videotape. Fall tour Sundays in September with The Sketches, pop rock, promoting their new CD Secret Alphabets. Special guests each week. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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.

18th Century Wedding Event. 1-4 p.m. at Claude Moore Colonial Farm 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Ceremony at 2 p.m. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org. Park admission fees apply.

Nicolo Whimsey. The show, for ages 4 and older, combines juggling, music, comedy and character acting with audience participation. 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $10/$7 McLean residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Opening reception for a group art exhibit featuring works from the League of Reston Artists, the Vienna Photographic Society and the Northern Virginia Artists League. 3-5 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 22.

Catch Yellow Fever. The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society program with Kathy Welsh on the cultivation and selection of daffodils. 2 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church. Open to the public; free admission and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776 for more.

150th Anniversary Commemoration for Cmdr. William Lewis Herndon at the Herndon Depot museum. Call 703-437-6366.

Chinese Conversation. 5-6 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Monday/Sept. 10

My Favorite Highway, Carawae, Making April. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Mr. Knick Knack. Children’s show. 2-3 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Every Monday in September. 703-365-9736 or visit www.mrknickknack.com.

Wee Reads. Interactive storytime for parents and children. 11-16 months with adult; 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

All Join In. Share stories, songs, fun. Ages 1-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-757-8560.

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

Wonderful Ones. Stories, rhymes and songs, ages 15-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Patrick Henry Book Worms. Youth book club, ages 9-12. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Tuesday/Sept. 11

Billy Joe Shaver, Virginia and the Blue Dots. Country legend. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $25. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Newcomers of Great Falls Luncheon, the first of the year, 11:30 a.m. $28 per person. Meet new and existing members and learn about Newcomers. Visit www.greatfallsnewcomers.com or e-mail Karin Brown at karinbrown@cox.net. Residents of the Great Falls area are invited to attend up to two events before joining the club.

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

Tiny Tot Tales. Stories and activities. Ages 13-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Wednesday/Sept. 12

Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks, Face the Fish. Roots rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10/$15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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

Preschool Sing-Along. Sing songs with Miss Belle, all ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

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

Back to School. Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Book Discussion. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Adults, no registration required. 10:30 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Thursday/Sept. 13

The Wildbirds, The Influence, Todd Martin. Pop/rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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

Girls Read. All-female book discussion. Ask for title. Ages 8 and up. 7:15 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

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

Friends’ Book Discussion. "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy. Adults, no registration required. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Writing Your Personal History class at the Vienna Community Center, Thursdays through March 27, 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Free; $5 donation will be used to provide refreshments at each class. Call 703-255-6360.

Friday/Sept. 14

"Line in the Sand" release party with Son of Nun, Head-Roc, d_Cyphernauts, Ryan Harvey, Attentat. Compilation CD in support of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a veterans art show, music starts at 8:30. $10 cover includes $2 coupon for CD purchase; $6 cover with military ID.

Book Sale. Collection from the McLean branch of the American Association of University Women. The sale benefits scholarships. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Continues through Sept. 16. Call 703-726-6470 or visit www.mcleanaauw.org.

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

"Battle Salmon" at Obi Sushi. Chefs prepare a variety of specialty dishes with salmon as the main ingredient. 6 p.m., 1771 Library St., Reston. Call 703-766-7874 or visit www.obisushi.com.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Parking Lot Picnic. Vienna Host Lions Club and Safeway hold a picnic in the parking lot of Safeway on Maple Avenue, Vienna, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness.

Bari Koral. Children’s music. 11 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, KYRO. Jam/rock. 2 p.m. matinee at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Steel Polly CD release, MadBrenda, Nerojoc. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for 3/4 mile trail in the Pimmit Run Stream Valley between Old Dominion Drive and Pimmit Bend Park in McLean, 3 p.m. From the McLean Square Shopping Mall, 6643 Old Dominion Drive, cross at the pedestrian crossing, turn right, walk approximately 300 yards, cross Pimmit Run on the Old Dominion/Pimmit Run pedestrian bridge. Turn right at the trailhead and follow the signs to the event. Call 703-324-8662.

Book Sale. Collection from the McLean branch of the American Association of University Women. The sale benefits scholarships. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Continues through Sept. 16. Call 703-726-6470 or visit www.mcleanaauw.org.

Family Day on the Green. Noon at the Vienna Town Green; includes "Wildlife of the New World," an environmental education program and "A View from the Top," about birds of prey. Also features singer/songwriter Susan Savia, face painting, magician. In case of rain, these activities move indoors to the Vienna Community Center. Call 703-255-6360.

High Ground, part of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church bluegrass series. Shows are 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $12 admission at the door. Call 703-435-8377 for information and reservations.

Starbucks Coffee Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Reston Town Center. Coffee and pastry tastings, music, cooking demonstration by Chef Marcus Samuellson. Visit www.starbuckscoffeefestival.com.

Community Yard Sale. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Reston Association parking lot, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Sign-up space is limited. Vendors must pre-register. To participate, $18/RA members, $25/non-members. Rain date Sept. 16. Visit www.reston.org.

Square dance at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Every Saturday. $5 for 6 classes for seniors, $10 for others. Call 703-464-6200.

Sunday/Sept. 16

Sketch, Lies and Videotape. Fall tour Sundays in September with The Sketches, pop rock, promoting their new CD Secret Alphabets. Special guests each week. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Amadeus Concerts Series: the 27th season begins with "The Romantic Spirit," music from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert. 4 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $30; free for students 17 and under. Call 703-759-5334.

Creating Characters People Will Love. Mystery novelist Austin Camacho speaks on creating characters people will love at the organizational meeting of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Church of the Holy Cross, 2455 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, 2:30 p.m. Free. E-mail northernvawriters@gmail.com for information.

NatureFest. 1-5 p.m. at Runnymede Park. Call 703-435-6868.

Acoustic Jam. 1-4 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-435-3710.

Book Sale. Collection from the McLean branch of the American Association of University Women. The sale benefits scholarships. Noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Call 703-726-6470 or visit www.mcleanaauw.org.

Chinese Conversation. 5-6 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Monday/Sept. 17

Mr. Knick Knack. Children’s show. 2-3 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Every Monday in September. 703-365-9736 or visit www.mrknickknack.com.

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

Tuesday/Sept. 18

Bike Advocacy Meeting. Informational meeting hosted by Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling. 7:30-9 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., Vienna. Light snacks and beverages. Admission is free. 703-385-7564, www.fabb-bikes.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

RA Bus trip to the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pack a lunch or walk to a nearby café. For seniors, 55 and older. $18 for RA members, $25 non-members. For more information or to register call 703-435-6577.

Herndon Senior Cinema. Free to adults 55 and older, sponsored by Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Community Center. Call 703-787-7300.

Music on the Green: Celtic. Noon. Free performance series at the Vienna Town Green. Call 703-255-6360.

Trip to Mount Vernon. Visit Mount Vernon Estate; leave the Vienna Community Center at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. $55 for town residents includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tour and lunch with Martha Washington. Call 703-255-6360.

Thursday/Sept. 20

Writing Your Personal History class at the Vienna Community Center, Thursdays through March 27, 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Free; $5 donation will be used to provide refreshments at each class. Call 703-255-6360.

"Tootsie" screening. 1 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 S. Cherry St. Free; no registration required. Call 703-255-6360.

Friday/Sept. 21

Movie in the Park. Family movie outdoors at Glyndon Park, Vienna. Call 703-255-6360.

Music on the Green: The Splinters. 6:30 p.m. Free performance series at the Vienna Town Green. Call 703-255-6360.

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

New Member Coffee. 10-11:30 a.m., the Newcomers of Great Falls holds the first new member coffee of the year. Meet new and existing members and learn about the organization. Visit www.greatfallsnewcomers.com, or e-mail Sigita Clark at sigitaclark@yahoo.com or Karin Brown at karinbrown@cox.net. Residents of the Great Falls area are invited to attend up to two events before joining the club.

Teddy Bear Time. Bear stories, crafts and fun — bring a favorite teddy bear. Reservations required; call 703-435-6530. $3 RA members/$6 non-members. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Brown’s Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston. Contact Ashleigh Soloff at 703-435-6577 or e-mail ashleigh@reston.org.

Saturday/Sept. 22

International Children’s Festival. Annual festival with international performers for children. $10 ages 3-12 and seniors/$12 adults and teens. Call the Arts Council of Fairfax County at 703-642-0862 or visit www.internationalchildrensfestival.org. Continues Sept. 23.

Magic Toy Shop Puppet Show. 10 or 11:30 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. $3; pre-paid reservations required. Call 703-437-9101.

Fall Festival at the McLean Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, 6-9 p.m. Festival features a taste of Bavaria dinner and the Kings Park German Band. Visit www.redeemermclean.org or call the church office at 703-356-3346.

Square dance at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Every Saturday. $5 for 6 classes for seniors, $10 for others. Call 703-464-6200.

Sunday/Sept. 23

Chinese Conversation. 5-6 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Monday/Sept. 24

Mr. Knick Knack. Children’s show. 2-3 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Every Monday in September. 703-365-9736 or visit www.mrknickknack.com.

Tuesday/Sept. 25

Putting the Animals to Bed. 7-8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. For ages 3-6. Cancelled if rain. $3; pre-paid reservations required. Call 703-437-9101. Repeats Sept. 27.

Wednesday/Sept. 26

Meet Me at the Movies. Senior movie day, age 55 and older, the fourth Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 9:15, movie begins at 10 a.m. Refreshments and door prizes before the movie. Free. Call 703-435-6577 or visit www.reston.org.

Thursday/Sept. 27

Writing Your Personal History class at the Vienna Community Center, Thursdays through March 27, 10:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Free; $5 donation will be used to provide refreshments at each class. Call 703-255-6360.

Putting the Animals to Bed. 7-8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. For ages 3-6. Cancelled if rain. $3; pre-paid reservations required. Call 703-437-9101.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Blue Moon Cowgirls, part of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church bluegrass series. Shows are 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $12 admission at the door. Call 703-435-8377 for information and reservations.

Square dance at the Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St., Herndon. Every Saturday. $5 for 6 classes for seniors, $10 for others. Call 703-464-6200.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Chinese Conversation. 5-6 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, every Sunday. Call 571-225-7697.

Sketch, Lies and Videotape. Fall tour Sundays in September with The Sketches, pop rock, promoting their new CD Secret Alphabets. Special guests each week. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Monday/Sept. 31

Mr. Knick Knack. Children’s show. 2-3 p.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Every Monday in September. 703-365-9736 or visit www.mrknickknack.com.