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Calendar, Dec. 17-23, 2008

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<b>Wednesday/Dec. 17</b>

Walk Waddle and Wiggle.10:30 a.m. Learn about animal locomotion. Age 2-5 with adult. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Book discussion Group. 7:15 p.m. Call for title. Adults. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

Book discussion. 7:30 p.m. Call for title. Adults. Great Fall Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Book discussion Group. 7:15 p.m. "Galileo’s Daughter" by Dava Sobel. Adults. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

Miss Belle’s Sing-Along. 10:30 a.m. a the Patrick Henry Library. Enjoy old favorites and original songs. Ages 1–5 with adult. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

PJ’s and Popcorn. 7 p.m. Watch a movie in your PJ’s, ages 1–5 with adult. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Practice your English. 7 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd. 703-573-1060.

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

<b>Thursday/Dec. 18</b>

Rude Buddha and Cerca Trova. Rock. 8 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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

Pokemon League 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library. Ages 3–18 learn and play. 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

VIP Vienna. 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library. Support group for adults with vision loss. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Library. "True North" by Jill K. Conway. 7415 Arlington Blvd. 703-573-1060.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center. Tickets at 703-790-9223 or 703-573-SEAT. Non-perishable food or toy donations accepted for SHARE.

Wine Tasting at The Saddlery, from 6-9 p.m. 703-759-3500 or sarah.kirk@thesaddleryinc.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 19,</b>

American Legion Post 270 Charity Citrus Fruit Sale. Seedless grapefruit, navel oranges, and Sunburst tangerines fresh from Florida from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Holiday Gift Boxes and pure Maple Syrup also available. Proceeds support local community youth, patriotic activities, and veteran needs. 703-356-8259.

James Madison Girls Lacrosse Chili Dinner and Cook-Off, 5-7 p.m. at Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Proceeds benefit the team. Adam Swink will be performing at the dinner. Tickets $8, children 6th grade or younger $5.

Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun Holiday Show. Rock/country/rockabilly. 8 p.m. $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

English Conversation. At the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Miss Belle. 1 p.m. at the Oakton Library, song and dance for Preschoolers. 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

Game on. 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library. Wii, DDR, Rock Band and more. ages 10-18. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

Practice your English. 7 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Library. 7415 Arlington Blvd. 703-573-1060.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical. 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center. Tickets at 703-790-9223 or 703-573-SEAT.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 20</b>

The Conservatory Ballet’s 37th Annual ‘The Nutcracker," 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Madeira School Theater, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $24 adults, $18 seniors, $20 age 12 and under. 703-476-4500 or conservatoryballet.com.

American Legion Post 270 Charity Citrus Fruit Sale. Seedless grapefruit, navel oranges, and Sunburst tangerines fresh from Florida from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Holiday Gift Boxes and pure Maple Syrup also available. Proceeds support local community youth, patriotic activities, and veteran needs. 703-356-8259.

Fifteenth Annual G-gauge Model Trains at Colvin Run Mill Barn, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The trains cover the entire barn floor, approximately 400-square feet. G-gauge trains are 1/24 actual size, making them large enough to display intricate details. Colvin Run Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. 703-759-2771.

Rocknoceros Holiday Show and Sing-a-long. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

A My Favorite Highway Christmas and Chelsea Lee. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

It’s a Hanukkah Happening. 3:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library. Songs and Stories with songwriter Carol Boyd. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center. Tickets at 703-790-9223 or 703-573-SEAT.

McLean High School Chemistree 5K,10 a.m. at McLean High School. Raedun Knutsen at 703-362-5016 or Raedun.knutsen@gmail.com, or Omar Bohsali at 703-470-7012or omar.bohsali@gmail.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 21</b>

Fifteenth Annual G-gauge Model Trains at Colvin Run Mill Barn, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The trains cover the entire barn floor, approximately 400-square feet. G-gauge trains are 1/24 actual size, making them large enough to display intricate details. Colvin Run Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road in Great Falls. 703-759-2771.

A My Favorite Highway Christmas and Chelsea Lee. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 22</b>

Open Mic Hosted by David Cotton. 7 p.m. Free. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Crafts for the Holidays. 4 p.m. Pottery painting, mosaics and more. Age 6-12. Great Fall Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

Oakton Kids Read. 2:30 p.m. at the Oakton Library. Virginia Young Readers titles. Ages 6–12. 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. 703-242-4020.

Game-On Afternoon Edition. 3:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library. Mario Kart Wii Tournament, snacks and prizes. Ages 6–16. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 23</b>

Todd Wright's Sixth Annual Christmas Spectacular. 8 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Personalized Internet Training. 2:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-790-8088.

Practice your English. 7 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-790-8088.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 24</b>

Jewmongous. 7 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Songs and Hugs with Miss Belle. 10:30 a.m. Classic children’s songs. All ages. Great Fall Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-8560.

<b>Friday/Dec. 26</b>

The Bigger Lights, The Friday Night Boys and Mercy Mercedes. 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 27</b>

The Pat Sommers Project, 6 p.m. at Ned Devines Irish Village, 21800 Town Center Plaza, Sterling. 703-444-7873 or irishvillage.neddevines.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 28</b>

Tom O'Connor and Brent Shuttleworth. Pop/rock. 2 p.m. $8. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Jonasay Reunion Show and Trustfall. Pop/rock. 7:30 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 29</b>

Winter Break Camp for Children at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, from Monday, Dec. 29 through Friday, Jan. 2. Games, arts and crafts, music and special events. Registration forms at the Old Firehouse Teen Center. Half-Day Camp, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 4-6; $55 non-residents, $45 district residents. Full-Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 5-9; $85 non-residents, $75 district residents. 703-448-TEEN.

Open Mic Hosted by David Cotton. 7 p.m. Free. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Rock-a-Bye Baby. 10:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library. Rhymes, stories, and songs. Birth–1 year with adult. 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703-938-0405.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 31</b>

"Robbie-noceros" New Years Eve Party for Kids: Robbie Schaefer and Rocknoceros ring in the New Year . 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Virginia Coalition. New Years Eve Celebration. 8 p.m. $75 plus $25 optional bar package. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 2</b>

Melodime and Louis Fabrizi. Rock/blues/country. 7:30 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

PJtheVIKING, Young Enough, The Grenade and more. 10 p.m. $5. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 3</b>

Kitten and Cat Adoption Extravaganza, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. All of the cats and kittens are fully socialized, vaccinated and de-wormed. All of the kittens and cats can be selected on the adoption site, and many may be able to be taken home the same day. Chris C. Haslam, Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc. 703-568-3600.

Ammar Malik, The OK Corral and Pretzlcoat. Pop/acoustic. 7:30 p.m. $8 advance, $10 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 4</b>

Ghosts of Pluto, Priceless Enuendo, McTwist, Merredith and Orange Marmalade. Rock. 6 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.