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<b>Thursday/July 10</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. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Puppet Show for Preschoolers. Kids, ages three to five, will meet Marvin the Miller and his puppet friends to learn how the mill works and how grain is ground. Afterwards they feed the hungry ducks on the millpond. 1-2 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. Reservation required for groups of 10 or more children. $4 per child, adults admitted free. Call 703-759-2771 for more information.

Luke Brandley (Roots/Rock). Free concert at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road in Vienna. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Calls: 703-324-SHOW (7469).

<b>Friday/July 11</b>

Celtic Music by Eire Supply. 6:30 p.m. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue, Vienna. Free. For more information call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Independence Day Party at the Teen Center. Vienna area 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to the Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, Vienna. Movies, games and refreshments. Free.For more information call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Ice Cream making. Children, ages 5 to 10, have fun cranking and sampling ice cream. Peak in the history trunk and play games of yesteryear. 1-2 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill. Reservation required for groups of 10 or more children. $4 per child, adults admitted free. Call 703-759-2771 for more information.

Handel’s Alcina, Opera based on stories from Ariosto’s Orlando furioso – a 16th-century poem with many fantastical elements. Alcina is an exploration of human love in all its guises and features music of the Baroque era. The new production is directed by Eric Einhorn and conducted by Eric Melear. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Tickets $28 to $68.

‘Evita’ Opens at Alden Theatre. Beginning July 11 and extending for eight weekend performances to July 26, the Alden Theatre in McLean will host "Evita", the Tony Award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Produced by the McLean Community Players, the show will be co-directed by Kevin and Pamela McCormack; John Edward Niles will act as music director and conduct the orchestra. "Evita" performances will be given on July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and on July 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. The Alden Theatre is located in the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean. Ticket information can be obtained by calling the Alden box office at 703-790-9223; tickets can be purchased in person at the box office or from Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $17 adults; $14 McLean tax district residents; $14 seniors and students; and $10 groups of 10 or more. For more information on the show and cast, visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/July 12</b>

History Camp for Kids. 12:15-4:15 p.m. Children ages 7-11 will learn about Edwardian-era manners and morals at Vienna’s historic Freeman House; the ‘Duke of Marlborough’ will lead kids in parlor games, give elocution and singing lessons, host tea party and more. Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue, Vienna. $25 for Vienna residents, $31.25 for non-residents. Refreshments included. For more information call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

‘Evita’ at Alden Theatre, 8 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The Alden Theatre is located in the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. For ticket information call the Alden box office at 703-790-9223; tickets can be purchased in person at the box office or from Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $17 adults; $14 McLean tax district residents; $14 seniors and students; and $10 groups of 10 or more. For more information on the show and cast, visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Sunday/July 13</b>

Blakapelle Alte Kameraden Band. 6:30 p.m. Bavarian music, Vienese polkas, waltzes and ‘Blasmusic’ at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue, Vienna. Free. For more information call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park: Difficult Run Jazz Band, Dedicated to preserving the sounds of the swing era, the band has performed for more than 20 years. Part of a summer concert series at the McLean Central Park Gazebo, located at the intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd. and Old Dominion Drive. 4 to 5 p.m. Parking is available at the center. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org/alden.

Handel’s Alcina, Opera based on stories from Ariosto’s Orlando furioso – a 16th-century poem with many fantastical elements. Alcina is an exploration of human love in all its guises and features music of the Baroque era. The new production is directed by Eric Einhorn and conducted by Eric Melear. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. 2 p.m. Tickets $28 to $68.

‘Evita’ at Alden Theatre, 2 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The Alden Theatre is located in the McLean Community Center at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. For ticket information call the Alden box office at 703-790-9223; tickets can be purchased in person at the box office or from Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $17 adults; $14 McLean tax district residents; $14 seniors and students; and $10 groups of 10 or more. For more information on the show and cast, visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Monday/July 14</b>

Shannon Curtis. Piano and love songs. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/July 15</b>

Supermarket Tour. 2-3:30 p.m. A registered dietitian will help to develop personalized nutrition plans. Vienna Parks and Recreation Department. $30 for Town of Vienna residents, #37.50 for out-of-town participants. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.vienna.gov.

Handel’s Alcina, Opera based on stories from Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a 16th-century poem with many fantastical elements. Alcina is an exploration of human love in all its guises and features music of the Baroque era. Directed by Eric Einhorn, conducted by Eric Melear. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Tickets $28 to $68.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $5.

Learn your metabolic rate to help lose weight. Resting metabolic rate testing will be offered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. A registered dietician will determine daily caloric needs to help achieve weight loss goals. Cost is $50 for Town of Vienna residents, $62.50 for out-of-town participants. Advance registration required. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department or visit www.viennava.gov.

Al Green, Amos Lee. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $28 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Outclass the Competition. 7-9 p.m. Refresh business etiquette to build relationships, teamwork and confidence, and help promote a more positive image both personally and professionally. Participants will also learn fundamental skills all should know such as today’s acceptable handshake, greetings according to protocol, networking to improve an organization’s image, proper use of business cards, dressing for the occasion, and e-etiquette skills. $45 registration fee /$35 members. The Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., NE, Level L-1, Vienna. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

<b>Wednesday/July 16</b>

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original improvisational performances for children. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $5.

Earth, Wind & Fire. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $45 in-house, $30 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Thursday/July 17</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.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $5. The audience makes up the story, and the actors sing an opera made right on the spot. Previous years’ titles have included SpongeBob Steals the Princess, Trouble in Disneyworld, and The Penguin and the Troll! At the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

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.

Jenny Owens Youngs, Laura Burhenn (of Georgia Jaames), Justin Trawick. Indie acoustic pop. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $40 in-house, $22 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce. 7-10 p.m. $55 registration fee; $45 members. Divorce can be financially devastating for the unprepared. This comprehensive seminar covers all financial components of the property settlement agreement from preparing documents for an attorney to the signing of an agreement. Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.