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<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. Call 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.

Passafire, Lionize and Three Legged Fox. Reggae/dub/rock. 9:30 p.m. $10. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<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.

Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church’s 15th annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Featuring authentic Middle Eastern food, pastries, beer and wine; live music and dancing, vendors, church tours, and activities for both children and adults. Choose from Middle Eastern favorites or cakes, cookies, brownies and fudge. Learn the Debke dance, watch folk dancing or play backgammon or chess. Admission and parking are free. Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean. Call 703-734-9566 or visit www.holytransfiguration.org.

Dreaming of Eden, DieManic, The Common Threat, Madrone. Rock. 8:30 p.m. $10. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 31</b>

Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church’s 15th annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. 12-6 p.m. Roast lamb dinner served from 2-6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean. Call 703-734-9566 or visit www.holytransfiguration.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 1</b>

Open Mic Night. 7 p.m. Free. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b> Tueasday/Sept. 2</b>

Lukas Rossi and Beretta Jane. Acoustic rock. 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 3</b>

Dave Barnes. Pop/soul/rock. 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Terry Brooks will discuss and sign "The Gypsy Morph" at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Bailey's Crossroads. Call 703-998-0404. Eighty years in the future, the United States is a no-man's-land, its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed; its citizens fighting to stay alive and holding the line against wandering predators.

<b>Thursday /Sept. 4</b>

Author Gary Ecelbarger will sign his new book The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble's Tyson'sCorner Center store, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. email Diane.Lewis@cox.net

<b>Friday/Sept. 5</b>

An Evening with Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun. Rock/country/rockabilly. 8 p.m. $20. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<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.

Gardening with Butterflies. 10 a.m. Tour the Butterfly Garden with horticulturist Laurie Short as she describes its function and the reasons these plants are grown here. Participants will receive tips to increase the butterfly population visiting their properties. Reservations recommended; free. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Call 703-255-3631.

Grammy Winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer launch a Family Jamboree concert series at Jammin’ Java. 5-7 p.m. The all-ages event includes a short concert with the duo plus kids and families who are making their own music, followed by a 45-minute jam session. Tickets are $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E. Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com

The Great Falls Lions Club will be holding their annual all-you-can-eat crab feast at the Great Falls Firehouse, from 1-5 p.m. In addition to unlimited crabs, hot dogs, corn on the cob, soft drinks, and iced tea are included in the price. Advance tickets are $37 for adults and $20 for children if mailed to Great Falls Lions Charities, PO Box 43, Great Falls VA 22066 and post marked by September 1. Tickets at the door are $41 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under.

Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce. 10 a.m.-1p.m. McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Jeffrey Sprowls, Esquire or David Levy, Esquire, Surovell, Markle, Isaacs & Levy, PLC. $55 registration fee / $45 members. A practicing attorney explains the rights and responsibilities of parties involved in separation and divorce. Learn how the legal process works in the Virginia courts and how to work with your lawyer. Support group available. To register visit www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

Ultimate MC challenge. Hip hop. 9:30 p.m. $15. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday /Sept. 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. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Early Fall Tour of the Potomac Valley Native Plant Collection. 2 p.m. See this remarkable native plant collection change with the seasons and learn about the life histories of the plants. Free. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Call 703-255-3631.

Matthew Ryan Vs the Silver State and Garrison Starr. Rock. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.