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North County Calendar, April 2

Events in Herndon, Reston, McLean, Great Falls and Vienna

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Walking Tour of Reston Town Center. Jim Cleveland and Joe Ritchey will lead a walk along Market Street and discuss the design and development. Saturday, April 5, 1:30 p.m. at the Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St., Reston Town Center. Free, donations appreciated. Register by April 4, call the Reston Museum at 703-709-7700.

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The Calder Quartet. Strings combine traditional and avant-garde chamber music. Program includes Bartok, Mendelssohn and premiere of Wolf Trap commissioned piece by Anton Batagov. Part of the discovery series at Wolf Trap, Friday, April 11, 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Send announcements to mclean@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Thursday for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Wednesday/April 2

Perspectives Series: Marjane Satrapi. The author discusses her graphic memoir “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood” and the Oscar-nominated film adaptation as part of the library’s Perspectives Series. Limit four free tickets at the box office 7 p.m., program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Call 703-324-8428 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Jonathan Kingham and Glen Phillips, from Toad the Wet Sprocket. Acoustic/folk/pop. $22 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.

Kathy Mattea. Country singer-songwriter. First performance Tuesday. $35. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Hungry Mice! Practice your colors with many mice stories. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

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

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

Cinema Chez Patrick. A foreign film with drinks and snacks. Adults. 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Thursday/April 3

The Waybacks “Loaded” CD release, Chatham County Line. Americana/roots/country. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Sonny Landreth. Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter. Second performance Friday. $24 at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Senior Cinema, 10 a.m. at the Herndon Community Center: Phantom of the Opera. Call 703-435-6868.

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

Lunch Bunnies. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 11 a.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. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/April 4

Empty Bowls Benefit Dinner, hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE, 5:30-8 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. Proceeds go to Food for Others. Tickets are $20, to purchase contact givingcircle@hotmail.com or 703-608-2231.

Shane Hines and the Trance, Everyone But Pete, Better Days Trio. Pop/rock. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Sonny Landreth. Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter. First performance Thursday. $24 at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Pokemon League. Learn and play, for ages 5-18. No registration required. 3 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Saturday/April 5

Singles Dinner and Movie Night. Fixed-price dinner with choice of entrée, followed by choice of movie at AMC Tysons Corner 16. $28 includes dinner, soda, tip and movie ticket. RSVP required. Sponsored by New Beginnings, a support group for separated/divorced men and women. Dinner is 5 p.m. at TGI Friday’s at Tysons Corner Center. Call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.

Dinner Zen Open House. Menu samples, prize drawings and meal assembly demonstrations. Free. 1-3 p.m. at the store, 11160 E. South Lakes Drive, Reston. Call 703-791-9361 or visit www.dinnerzen.com.

Walking Tour of Reston Town Center. Jim Cleveland and Joe Ritchey will lead a walk along Market Street and discuss the design and development. 1:30 p.m. at the Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St., Reston Town Center. Free, donations appreciated. Register by April 4, call the Reston Museum at 703-709-7700.

Spiraling, Bellfur. Pop/rock. $15. 6 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Bo Jankans, K-Beta, Sketch, Sloppy Joe. Hip-hop, etc. $10. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Tom Chapin. Contemporary folk. $22. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Used Book Sale. A special collection by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Ready to Read. Reading reinforcement program for children in first and second grades. Hands-on activities and games to encourage reading. Registration is for all four weeks. Age 6-8. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Animal Babies. Does, kits, and other animal babies explore and learn about their world. Learn what to do if you find an animal baby this spring. Presented by the Riverbend Nature Center. Age 4 & up. 10:15 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Sunday/April 6

Salute to the Flute. The McLean Symphony features flutes in a family-friendly program that includes Ibert, Khachaturian, Bach and Kabalevsky, 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $25 adults, $20 senior and youth, $12 students. For tickets, call 703-790-9223, for information call 703-991-7197 or visit www.mclean-symphony.org.

Jammin’ for a Cure: benefit concert for Relay for Life. Hosted by Robbie Schaefer and Julie Murphy Wells, also features Euphonism, The Dog Waggers, School of Rock and others. $20 minimum donation to the American Cancer Society. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction, show is at 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Contact jammin4acure@verizon.net.

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Country-rock and bluegrass musicians team up for a night of banjo, guitar, mandolin and more. $24. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Monday/April 7

Patti Rothberg, La Dolce Vita, featuring Michael Imperioli from The Sopranos. Rock. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Wee Reads. Interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 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 and fun. Age 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

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

Brain Games. Challenge your friends to some fun and brain-stretching games in this after- school drop-in program. Age 6-12. No registration is required. 2-5 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

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

Great Game Escape. Challenge your friends to some fun and brain-stretching games. Age 6-12. 4 p.m. at Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Tuesday/April 8

Tyrone Wells, Micah Dalton, Aaron Roche. Acoustic pop/soul. $12. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Book Babies. Interactive storytime for you and your 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. Call 703-757-8560.

Wednesday/April 9

The Real World of New Zealand with filmmaker Rick Howard. $7 McLean district residents, $9 others. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

An Evening with Tom Russell. Americana/folk. $20. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

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.

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.

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. Call 703-757-8560.

I Love Bugs! Stories and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Book Discussion Group. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Lights, Action, Camera! Movie Night at the Library! Enjoy great books made into great movies. Refreshments will be served. Adults. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Thursday/April 10

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Children-focused show. $20. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Snarky Puppy, Rudder. Nu-jazz, soul, fusion. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Roger McGuinn. 12-string guitarist and music pioneer. $25. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

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

Book Discussion Group. The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd. Adults. No registration is required. 11 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

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

Friends' Book Discussion. Love Again by Doris Lessing. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/April 11

Jazz Hawks Dessert Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Tickets are available from the South Lakes High School band boosters, contact grayson.fore@fcps.edu.

Rude Buddha, Signal 13. Rock. $10. 7 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Rude Buddha, Tsunami Rising, Sins Like Stars. $10. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

The Calder Quartet. Strings combine traditional and avant-garde chamber music. Program includes Bartok, Mendelssohn and premiere of Wolf Trap commissioned piece by Anton Batagov.

Gary Ferguson, Emory Lester and Gail Wade, part of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church bluegrass series. Show is 8 p.m. at the church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon; doors open at 7 p.m. $12 admission at the door. Call 703-435-8377 for information and reservations. Visit www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net and select “Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series” for full schedule.

Pokemon League. Learn and play, for ages 5-18. No registration required. 3 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Saturday/April 12

Rummage Sale held by the Great Falls Optimist Club, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Krops Crops, 1110 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Proceeds are used for the youth-oriented activities the club supports. Visit www.greatfallsoptimist.org.

Earth Day Celebration. Whole Foods Markets host a children’s puppet show, indoor compost demonstration, ecology and recycling groups, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the stores at 11660 Plaza America Drive, Reston, and 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

It’s All Done with Mirrors: Anthony Zerbe interprets the poetry of e.e. cummings. $20; suitable for ages 14 and older. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Spring Garage Sale. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Selling spaces available for $40, deadline is April 10. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, featuring Peter “Madcat” Ruth and Joel Brown. The musical ensemble performs jazz, folk, blues and classics. $28 for McLean residents, $34 others. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Used Book Sale. Presented by the Friends of the Patrick Henry Library. Continues Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

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

Wildflower Stroll and Games. On this naturalist-led walk children will enjoy activities while we search for spring flowers. Cosponsored by Riverbend Park and the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Ready to Read. Reading reinforcement program for children in first and second grades. Hands-on activities and games to encourage reading. Registration is for all four weeks. Age 6-8. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Shakespeare Can be Fun! Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and National Poetry Month with a performance by Crossroads School of the Arts' students. Crafts provided by the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Fortnightly Club. All ages. 2 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Sunday/April 13

Primer on Garden Mums. Hands-on descriptive program with grower Normandie Atkins and the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society, 2 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Open to the public; free admission and refreshments. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.

Colonial Dairy Day. Join in as the Claude Moore Colonial Farm wife makes soft cheese and churns fresh butter. $3 adults, #2 children and seniors. 1-4 p.m. at the farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Weather permitting. Call 703-903-9330 or visit www.1771.org.

Rock ‘n Roll Songwriters Circle: featuring Luke Brindley, Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines, Todd Wright. Acoustic. $10. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit 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. Second and fifth Sunday of every month.

Used Book Sale. Presented by the Friends of the Patrick Henry Library. Begins Saturday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Monday/April 14

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

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

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

Game On After-School Edition. Come play DDR and Wii and have some snacks. Age 10-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Celebrate Library Week! Forensics 101 presents "Bugs, Garden, Food". Learn how bugs and plants are used to solve crimes in this hands-on forensic science program. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 6-12. 3:30 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Bedtime Stories. Stories to end the day. All ages. 7 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Tuesday/April 15

Fred Eaglesmith, Audrey Auld Mezera. Roots rock. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. New Orleans style big band jazz and blues. Second performance Wednesday. $35. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Book Babies. Interactive storytime for you and your 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.

Book Discussion Group. Ask for title. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Celebrate Library Week! Storytime for Preschoolers. Mud! Stories and activities to celebrate springtime's favorite squishy goo. Birth-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Databases Explained: Tools for Research & Daily Life. Learn what databases are, why they are useful, and how to use them. We will demonstrate searches of popular resources for all types of information. All ages. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Wednesday/April 16

Dinner and Theater Night. Dinner from Lucia’s Ristorante followed by a presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Two seatings: 6 p.m. for those attending the performance, 7:30 p.m. additional seating. Dinner tickets are $10 each, $5 children under 10, purchase at www.SeahawkBoosters.com. Theater tickets are sold separately at www.SLTheatreArts.com. Events benefit South Lakes Boosters and the All Night Grad Party. Advance purchase required.

Leine Roebana in ‘Sporen’: contemporary dance. $16; program suitable for ages 18 and up. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Tempest 20th anniversary tour. Celtic/rock. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. New Orleans style big band jazz and blues. First performance Tuesday. $35. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

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.

Buds are Blooming! Plant the first seeds of the season. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Celebrate Library Week! ABC Storytime for Preschoolers. B Is for Bullfrogs, Bubbles and Butterflies. Stories and activities about springtime's most exciting transformations. Birth-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

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

Steps to Reading. Stories and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 1:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

eAudiobooks Expertise. You can download an eAudiobook to your computer and some portable players. Learn about this service with a demonstration. Age 13 & up. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Discussion Group. Call for the book title. Adults. No registration is required. 7:15 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Book Discussion Group. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Adults. 7:15 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Evening Book Club. Ask for title. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Thursday/April 17

Chris Merritt, The Kin. Pop/rock. $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.

Tom Paxton with guest Krista Detor. Folk singer. $20. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/April 18

Caroline Herring “Lantana” CD release show. Country/folk. $12. 7 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Jim’s Big Ego. Pop/rock. $10 in advance, $12 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.

John Jennings and Friends. Singer-songwriter of country and folk-pop. $20. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Pokemon League. Learn and play, for ages 5-18. No registration required. 3 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.