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<b>Thursday/August 14</b>

Summer Stories and Sprinklers. 1:30 p.m. Listen to stories then take a run through the sprinklers at Vienna’s original one-room library, Freeman House, 131 Church Street, Vienna. Free. Call 703-255-6360.

Olympic Games. Travel to China, test your skills and take home a medal. Age 6-12. 2:30 p.m. Dolley Madison Library,

1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean, Tel: 703-356-0770.

Stories Under the Stars Bedtime Program. Come in your jammies and enjoy some of our favorite bedtime stories. All ages. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Jammin Java Summer Camp Rock Shows. Free summer camp rock show: be amazed at what campers can produce in just two weeks of learning and rehearsing. These bands will compete in the Summer Camp Battle of the Bands at the end of the summer. 1 p.m. at 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

An Evening with the Greencards. Americana/bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Forever Young in Irish Gaelic. Using uilleann pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar and a variety of Irish whistles, Sior-Og performs classical dance tunes such as jigs, reels, slip jigs and hornpipes. Free. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nottoway Park, 9601 Couthouse Road, Vienna.

Smokey Robinson. 8 p.m. $42 in house, $25 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/August 15</b>

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

Game On. Runescape, DDR, Wii, pizza and soda at the library. Age 10-18. 6 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. A lighthearted look into the themes of art versus realism, and the capriciousness of love. Barns at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. In German with English supertitles. Tickets $28 to $68.

Mystic Warriors: Andean music in the Bolivian/Peruvian traditions. 6:30 p.m. Free. Concerts on the Green, at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register, 703-255-6360.

G. Love and Special Sauce. 7 p.m. $34 in house, $30 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/August 16</b>

Meadowlark Gardens Daylily Sale. Free. A large selection of both named and unnamed varieties will be available for purchase, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., to support the gardens by raising funds and sharing the bounty of the more than 500 beautiful daylily varieties. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Call 703-255-3631.

Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten. 8 p.m. $40 in house, $22 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Civil War Weekend Encampment at Sully Historic Site, August 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, August 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Skirmishes both days illustrate military tactics of the period. Costumed interpreters demonstrate the work of the army, including drill practice and rifle firing. Fall in as a recruit and learn marching maneuvers. Civilian reenactors portray the experiences of Northern Virginia residents during the early years of the Civil War. Play historic games and enjoy music on the lawn performed by Evergreen Shade. On Saturday, see a parade of 19th century fashions and learn what is needed to be a reenactor. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, including a guided tour of the first and second floors of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee. On view will be rarely seen 19th century artifacts from the Fairfax County collections. Last house tour begins at 4 p.m. Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, located on Route 28, one quarter mile north of Route 50. Call 703-437-1794.

Tobacco Harvest: Participatory Event. 1-4 p.m., the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. All summer the colonial farmer carefully tended his tobacco crop, which was used to pay rent and to purchase goods not produced on the farm. Help the farmer harvest and clean the leaves and watch how the stems are cut and split. Help gather the cut plants and hang them on tobacco sticks to cure. $3 adults, $2 children and senior citizens; complimentary admission with farm membership. Weather permitting; call 703-903-9330 day of event. Visit the expanded Gatehouse Shop, featuring educational materials and gifts. Call 703-442-7557 or visit www.1771.org.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 17</b>

Learn Woodcarving at Colvin Run Mill, from noon to 4 p.m. The wood carvers will lend their tools and expertise to teach the basic techniques of this art. Appropriate for ages 6 to 96. Lessons are free. There is a nominal charge for wood blanks. For information, call 703-759-2771. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls just off Route 7. For more information about the site, visit: www.fairfaxcounty/parks/crm.

Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, A lighthearted look into the themes of art versus realism, and the capriciousness of love. Barns at Wolf Trap. 2 p.m. In German with English supertitles. Tickets $28 to $68.

Redstone Rock. 6:30 p.m. Free. Concerts on the Green, at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register, 703-255-6360.

The Beach Boys. 2 p.m.$38 in house, $25 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Civil War Weekend Encampment at Sully Historic Site, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Skirmishes illustrate military tactics of the period. Costumed interpreters demonstrate the work of the army, including drill practice and rifle firing. Fall in as a recruit and learn marching maneuvers. Civilian reenactors portray the experiences of Northern Virginia residents during the early years of the Civil War. Play historic games and enjoy music on the lawn performed by Evergreen Shade. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, including a guided tour of the first and second floors of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee. On view will be rarely seen 19th century artifacts from the Fairfax County collections. Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, located on Route 28, one quarter mile north of Route 50. Call 703-437-1794.

<b>Monday/August 18</b>

Stamping Sensation. Stop by and decorate placemats, bookmarks and greeting cards using rubber stamps. Age 8-12. 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

The Backstreet Boys. $45 in house, $25 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

No Better Off. 6 - 8 p.m. Free. Local group plays acoustic roots music, blending folk, rock, bluegrass, blues and country. Outdoors at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505.

Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only! A puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Participants will each receive a helmet, activity book, and parent brochure. Age 3-7 with adult. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library. 703-757-8560.

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

<b>Tuesday/August 19</b>

Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, A lighthearted look into the themes of art versus realism, and the capriciousness of love. Barns at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. In German with English supertitles. Tickets $28 to $68.

Bernstein: A Celebration! Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. 8 p.m. Tickets from $20 to $55. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Matinee with Mommy. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee every Tuesday in July and August. Call for titles. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5 with adult. 11:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Stories Under the Stars Bedtime Program. Come in your jammies and enjoy some of our favorite bedtime stories. All ages. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 20</b>

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

Pop Go The Wiggles Live! Tour. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Wiggles are setting out on a rhythmic adventure as they invite fans to "Romp Bomp A Stomp," do "The Monkey Dance," and "Move like an Emu." Join The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers as part of the new live concert tour, "Pop Go The Wiggles!" Prices from $18-$38; the $38 tickets will be in the "hot potato seats" and will include a Wiggles giveaway. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 202-397-7328.

Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your lunch and listen to Peter McCory's One-Man Band. 12 noon. All ages. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean, Tel: 703-356-0770.

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

Lunchtime with Miss Belle. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy songs and dance with Miss Belle. Birth-5 with adult. 12 noon. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion Group. The Sea by John Banville. Adults. No registration is required. 7:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Kenny Rogers and the Oak Ridge Boys. 7:30 p.m. $40 in house, $25 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Thursday/August 21</b>

Chris Isaak. 8 p.m. $40 in house, $22 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Cathy Ponton King (Blues/Sweet Ballads). A Washington, D.C. singer has a brand new CD, "Under Tow," featuring all new originals plus blues. Free. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nottoway Park, 9601 Couthouse Road, Vienna.

<b>Friday/August 22</b>

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

U.S. Navy Country Currents Band. 6:30 p.m. Free. Concerts on the Green, at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register, 703-255-6360.

Eddie from Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $32 in house, $22 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/August 23</b>

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model and toy train experts, exhibits and demonstrations. Operating train layouts in various sizes and scales; how-to demonstrations, videos and publications; scenery supplies, hobby tools, train parts, accessories and more. $7 adults; children 11 and under free. Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. Visit www.GreenbergShows.com.

Catch the Music Bug! Join Tracey Eldridge in this interactive introduction to music program. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Catch the Music Bug! Join Tracey Eldridge in this interactive introduction to music program. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5. 1 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Tribute. With Todd Rundgren, Lou Gramm, Bo Bice, Christopher Cross and Denny Laine. 8 p.m. $40 in house, $25 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/August 24</b>

Auction of Rare and Unusual Azaleas. The Northern Virginia Azalea Society is conducting a public auction of rare, native, and evergreen hybridized azaleas. A slide show will provide pictures of most of the azaleas being auctioned. Refreshments served. 1:30 p.m., at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax, in the second floor meeting room. Call Rick Bauer 703-455-4850 or Eve Harrison 540-778-1945.

Richard Walton Group. 6:30 p.m. Free. Jazz band. Concerts on the Green, at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register, 703-255-6360.

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Model and toy train experts, exhibits and demonstrations. Operating train layouts in various sizes and scales; how-to demonstrations, videos and publications; scenery supplies, hobby tools, train parts, accessories and more. $7 adults; children 11 and under free. Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly. Visit www.GreenbergShows.com.

The Irish Tenors: Anthony Kearns, Karl Scully, Finbar Wright. 8 p.m. Tickets $22 to $52. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/August 25</b>

Game On Afternoon Edition. Come play DDR and Wii and have some snacks. Age 10-18. No registration is required. 4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

UB40. 7:30 p.m. $40 in house, $22 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Oakton Kids Read! Best books of summer. Come and share your favorite book. Suggest titles for next year's Summer Reading Program. Age 6-12. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

<b>Tuesday/August 26</b>

Regeneration Tour: The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes. 7 p.m. $42 in house, $25 lawn. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Matinee with Mommy. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a movie matinee every Tuesday in July and August. Call for titles. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 3-5 with adult. 11:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

<b>Wednesday, August 27</b>

Alphabet Adventures. Fun with letters. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean, Tel: 703-356-0770.

Ice Cream Social! Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program and win a candy jar by guessing how much candy it holds! 2 p.m. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library. 703-757-8560.

Stories Under the Stars Bedtime Program. Come in your jammies and enjoy some of our favorite bedtime stories. All ages. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl, Oakton, 703-242-4020.

<b>Thursday/August 28</b>

Book Discussion Group. Bangkok 8 by John Burdett. Adults. 1 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

Duct Tape Mania. Come ready to make duct tape roses, wallets, and other things. Age 12-18. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

Summer Camp Battle of the Bands. The culmination of the Jammin Java summer camp program. All summer camp bands play for the Top Band trophy. Audience reaction will factor into our overall scores. 6 p.m. at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Tickets $10.

<b>Friday/August 29</b>

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

U.S. Navy Band Cruisers. 6:30 p.m. Free. Classic covers. Concerts on the Green, at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call to register, 703-255-6360.

Les Miserables. Tickets from $25 to $80. The Filene Center, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. www.wolftrap.org.

Enjoy a family movie outdoors at Vienna's Glyndon Park at sundown, about 8:45 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For information on which G-rated film will be shown, call 703-255-7842 after noon on August 27 and for weather information on the day of the show.

<b>Saturday, August 30</b>

So You Wanna Be in the Movies? Find out what it takes to be in a movie, from Connie Lamothe, a producer, director and actor. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Patrick Henry Library. Age 12-18. 1 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, Tel: 703-938-0405.

<b>Saturday/September 6</b>

Jody Marshall Ensemble. Local dulcimer teacher performs with folk group. 5-7 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call 703-288-9505.

<b>Sunday /September 7</b>

Difficult Run Jazz Band. 6:30 p.m. at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E., at 6:30 p.m. Free of charge, sponsored by the Friends of the Town Green. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

For more information, call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 9</b>

The Laura Ratcliffe Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, meets at the Dolley Madison Library in McLean. The Chapter takes its name from Laura Ratcliffe, an acknowledged spy who lived in the Frying Pan area of the county and provided military intelligence to General J.E.B. Stuart and Colonel John Singleton Mosby. Meetings are open to the public. Women with an ancestor who fought for the Confederacy or who gave material aid are eligible for membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Call Nancy Wigginton at 703-408-8019.

<b>Sunday, September 14</b>

Amadeus Concerts, under the direction of A. Scott Wood, opens its 28th season with "Viva La Voce," an afternoon of songs and arias from well-loved operas. Four award-winning soloists, hosted by Frank Conlon, Amadeus pianist-in-residence.

Sungji Kim, Soprano; Lena Seikaly, Mezzo-Soprano; Richard Novak, Tenor; and Jay Jung, Baritone. 4 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066.

Admission: $25, including post-concert refreshments and a chance to meet the performers. Students 17 and under always free. Info: (703)759-5334. Website: www.amadeusconcerts.com

<b>Friday/September 19</b>

AAUW 39th Used Book Sale, to benefit McLean Branch American Association of University Women's Scholarships. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission. McLean Community Center,1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Call 703-448-9195 or www.mcleanaauw.org.

<b>Saturday/September 20</b>

Martinez and Guthrie. Local musicians play original acoustic songs. 6-8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call 703-288-9505.

AAUW 39th Used Book Sale, to benefit McLean Branch American Association of University Women's Scholarships. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. McLean Community Center,1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Call 703-448-9195 or www.mcleanaauw.org.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 21</b>

AAUW 39th Used Book Sale, to benefit McLean Branch American Association of University Women's Scholarships. 12-4 p.m. Books $7 per bag. Free admission. McLean Community Center,1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Call 703-448-9195 or www.mcleanaauw.org.

<b>Saturday/September 27</b>

Bach to Rock. The Bach to Rock Music School presents a rock band. 4-6 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call 703-288-9505.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 4</b>

Vienna-Tysons Chamber Oktoberfest Celebration.

12-6 p.m. on historic Church Street in Vienna. The event will feature a beer garden, food vendors, two stages with live entertainment, a festival marketplace and a children's activity area. The festival committee is seeking out additional food vendors and non-food vendors for the festival marketplace. Artists, crafters, business owners and civic organizations are welcome. For registration forms visit www.vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

<b>Saturday/October 11</b>

Bach to Rock. The Bach to Rock Music School presents a rock band. 4-6 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call 703-288-9505.

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.

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.