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<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 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. The 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.

<b>Friday/July 18</b>

The Vienna Farmers Market features a free kids art day sponsored by the Vienna Arts Society, 8 a.m. - noon. The market is located on Church Street NE between Mill Street and Dominion Road in downtown Vienna. The market offers a selection of goodies including fresh baked bread, donuts, flowers, pickles and olives, fresh fruits and vegetables, dips and rubs, dairy and meat. Call 703-200-7806.

Electric Coalition Band. 6:30 p.m. Swing, Latin and ballroom music at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Avenue, Vienna. Free. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.vienna.gov.

‘Evita’ at Alden Theatre, 8 p.m. The McLean Community Players present 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. $17 adults; $14 McLean tax district residents; $14 seniors and students; and $10 groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $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.

Frisbee Football at the Teen Center. Vienna area 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to play Frisbee football at 4 p.m. at Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Free. Learn how to play Frisbee football then compete for prizes in a tournament. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.vienna.gov.

Robinella, Hoots and Hellmouth. Folk/jazz. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Pat McGee Band, Sister Hazel. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $32 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Jah Works with Smylin Jack. Ned Devine's/Ned Kelly's, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

<b>Saturday/July 19</b>

Claude Moore Colonial Farm18th Century Summer Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Traditional dancing and singing, spinning, painting and a traveling theater troupe. Have your fortune read. Period wares, food and beverages for purchase. Stroll living history museum grounds. See farm family and community members in character and costume, plus chickens, turkeys and more. Adults $5; children 3-12, senior citizens $2.50. Visit www.1771.org for discount pass. Weather permitting; call 703-903-9330 day of event. Free parking. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean.

Instant Opera!, Wolf Trap Opera’s original, improvisational performances for children. 11:15 a.m. Tickets $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.

Audition To Be an Extra in Les Misérables. Theater of the Stars and Wolf Trap will hold auditions for teen extras at Tysons Corner Center in McLean. Registration is open from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. only.

*Auditions will be in Tysons Corner Center in the Fairfax County Room, next to the Eddie Bauer store.

*Open to teens from 14-17 years old; preference is for older looking teens, as they will be playing college age students.

*Teens must bring a completed audition form from www.wolftrap.org, two head shots, resumes with contact information, and be prepared to sing "Master of the House" and "At the End of the Day". Musical accompaniment and lyrics sheets provided.

*Teens should be available for rehearsals and performances from Aug. 18-Sept. 7. This show goes into rehearsals in West Point, NY on August 18-25. Some travel expenses paid. Call 703-255-1900 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Tales from the Vienna Woods. Steven Blier celebrates his 25th Wolf Trap recital by reprising his first offering of Germanic romanticism. 8 p.m. Tickets $38. Tickets can be purchased at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, by calling 1(877) WOLFTRAP or visit www.wolftrap.org. Call Wolf Trap at 703-255-1868.

‘Evita’ at Alden Theatre, 8 p.m. The McLean Community Players present 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. $17 adults; $14 McLean tax district residents; $14 seniors and students; and $10 groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

Project Natale. A contemporary jazz quartet plays originals, standards, Latin, Afro-Cuban, calypso. 6-8 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call (703) 288-9505.

Corbin’s Fun Run. Offered in memory of Corbin Grabb of Clifton, who died of congenital heart defects just before his third birthday in June 2006, this 5-mile run/1-mile walk benefits the Pediatric Cardiac Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. For more, go to www.corbinsfunrun.net.

MHR, Swarrer and Shank. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Defacto, Stress. Hip-hop. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Gladys Knight. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Divorce and Retirement Benefits. 10 a.m.-12-p.m. $45 registration fee; $35 members. Learn how to find out what benefits a spouse is entitled to, what share a spouse is entitled to, how to ensure receiving benefits, and protecting those benefits in the event of a spouse’s death. The Women's Center, 127 Park St., NE, Vienna. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

The Groove. Ned Devine's/Ned Kelly's, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

Off the Wall: Colorful Wall Hangings. 10-11:30 a.m., for ages 4-8. Families will create unique and exciting wall hangings using repeated patterns of shapes they cut from colorful felt, then adding sparkling beads, yarn, feathers and other materials to jazz them up. $10 per family. Visit www.mpaart.org/learnfam.php.

Starshine Theater of Great Falls. 7:30 p.m. Summer Drama Camp Play: "The Dragons of Darkmoor, How Magic Came into the World." The Waddell Theater, NoVa College, Sterling.

This original play stars talented actors, dancers & singers, ages Reservatons required, contact Patricia Budwig at StarshineTheater@aol.com.

<b>Sunday/July 20</b>

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park: The U.S. Navy Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble presenting America’s original music. Part of a summer concert series at the McLean Central Park Gazebo, located at the intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd. and Old Dominion Drive. 4-5 p.m. Parking available at the center. Call the Center at 703-790-0123/TTY: 711 or visit www.mcleancenter.org/alden.

‘Evita’ at Alden Theatre, 2 p.m. The McLean Community Players present 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. $17 adults; $14 McLean tax district residents; $14 seniors and students; and $10 groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.mcleanplayers.org.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm18th Century Summer Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participate in local living history museum's 18th Century Summer Market Fair. Traditional dancing and singing, spinning, painting and a traveling theater troupe. Have your fortune read. Period wares, food and beverages for purchase. Stroll living history museum grounds. See farm family and community members in character and costume, plus chickens, turkeys and more. Adults $5; children 3-12, senior citizens $2.50. Visit www.1771.org for discount pass. Weather permitting; call 703-903-9330 day of event. Free parking. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean.

Northern Virginia Carvers. The wood carvers lend tools and expertise to help participants create a creature from a block of wood at Colvin Run Mill, 12-4 p.m. For ages six to 96. Tour the mill and see the larger-than-life wooden miller. The lesson is free, a nominal fee for wood blanks is charged. Tour cost is separate. 10017 Colvin Run Road, McLean. Call 703-759-2771.

Folk music duo Cletus and Lori perform at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E., at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20. Free; bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

4 out of 5 Doctors Reunion Show. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The St. John's Episcopal Church Friends of Music will host a musical fundraiser Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature composer George Gershwin, with arias from Porgy & Bess and a special four-handed rendition of Rhapsody in Blue played on two grand pianos by John Wulff and Cuong Hung Van. No tickets required; donations to the Music Fund accepted. St. John's Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Call 703-356-4902 or visit www.stjohnsmclean.org.

<b>Monday/July 21</b>

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

Investing 101. 7-9 p.m. $45 registration fee; $35 members. How to build the least-risky portfolio, and how an investment policy statement can prevent mistakes many professionals make. Includes a discussion of tax diversification: what it is and how it can save thousands. The Women's Center, 127 Park St., NE, Vienna. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

<b>Tuesday/July 22</b>

Mark Knopfler. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $45 in-house, $30 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Wednesday/July 23</b>

The Paul Green School of Rock Stars. Rock. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Lalah Hathaway. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $40 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Am I Hungry? A weight-management program at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Learn about the 8-week class at an introductory session, 7-9 p.m. Taught by a nurse practitioner and licensed facilitator, the program will help to re-establish hunger as the primary cue for eating, along with building skills for achieving optimal health. The cost for the intro class is $20 for Town of Vienna residents and $25 for out-of-town participants. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.