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<b>Thursday/July 24</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.

NSO at WolfTrap: Not the Messiah! (He’s a Very Naughty Boy) with Eric Idle. 8:15 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $20 to $55. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Homegrown Americana String Band, part of the Nottoway Nights Summer Concert Series. Join friends and neighbors at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of music. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs. The Homegrown String Band, a 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band, will entertain. The Homegrown String Band is a quartet of acoustic musicians which utilizes unique instrumentation, percussive flatfoot dancing and varied influences to entertain. Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road off Nutley Road in Vienna. Call 703-324-7469 after 6 p.m. for weather cancellation updates. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

<b>Friday/July 25</b>

U.S. Navy Commodores at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E., at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 25. Free; bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. For more information call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

Movie in the Park. Enjoy a favorite 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 July 23 and for weather information on the day of the show.

My Favorite Highway. Pop/rock. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

‘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.

NSO at WolfTrap: WolfTrap is for Lovers. 8:15 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets$20 to $48. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Vienna Wireless Society will meet 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street S.E., Vienna. Membership not required to attend. Call VWS president Jim Parsons at 703-392-0150 or visit www.viennawireless.org.

The Union with Rome in a Day. Ned Devine's/Ned Kelly's, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376 or visit www.neddevines.com.

<b>Saturday/July 26</b>

Civil War Encampment on Freeman Store and Museum Grounds. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Civil War Encampment and Living History Experience featuring Infantry, Calvary, Artillery and Medical Camps with ongoing demonstrations throughout the day. Located on the Freeman Store and Museum grounds, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna. Rain or shine. Call 703-200-7806 or visit www.historicviennainc.org.

History Camp for Kids. Civil War Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will be held at Vienna’s historic Freeman House, 131 Church St., N.E., from 12:15-4:15 p.m. "Recruits" for secessionists and the Union will learn about camp life and basic soldiering. The cost of $20 for Town of Vienna residents and $25 for out-of-town participants includes "rations" and a souvenir. Visit www.viennava.gov.

Daylily Society Exhibition. Hosted by the Northern Virginia Daylily Society, a large and varied display of daylily blooms will be exhibited in the Visitors Center, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Many of these flowers are from Meadowlark’s collection and from plants that will be available for purchase during the August 16 daylily sale. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites. Free; call 703-255-3631.

My Favorite Highway. Pop/rock. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

NSO at WolfTrap: Broadway ROCKS! 8:15 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $20 to $48. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Guided Bird Tour. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Join the Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club at the 900-acre Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Loudoun County for a guided bird tour, potluck picnic, family-oriented butterfly walk and tour of the organic farm including 8 baby goats. Free. Just north of Neersville at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Rt 671. Visit www.virginia.sierraclub.org/greatfalls for details and directions or contact Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310 or larva@attglobal.net.

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

The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women is holding a used book collection from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sun Trust Bank, 515 Maple Ave East, Vienna. Used books, CDs and tapes, software and children's books are needed. No records or textbooks accepted. Call 703-448-9195 or www.mcleanaauw.org. The books are for the 39th AAUW Used Book Sale to be held at the McLean Community Center September 19-21.

‘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.

McLean Orchestra's Kamerata Trio. 6-8 p.m. Free. Outdoors at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call 703-288-9505.

<cal1>Sunday/July 27

<cal2>Summer Sunday Concerts in the Park: Roni Stoneman. Bluegrass and banjo virtuoso. 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 available at the center. Call 703-790-0123/TTY: 711 or visit www.mcleancenter.org/alden.

Recess Monkey, family-friendly music and humor. 11 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

Eric Weinburg. Folk rock. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival 2008. 2 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

Sunday on the Green. 6:30 p.m. The Vienna Community Band will present "Movies that Dance" at the Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Music will include selections from An American in Paris, Chicago, Moulin Rouge and more. Free; bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Monday/July 28</b>

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

Crosby, Stills & Nash. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Tuesday/July 29</b>

Firstman Family Affair featuring Joe Firstman, Tony Lucca, Patrick Davis, Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies. Pop rock. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Noche Flamenca. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $38 in-house, $8 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Wednesday/July 30</b>

Hippiefest, with Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, The Turtles, Melanie, Badfinger, Jonathan Edwards. 8 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Thursday/July 31</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.

Jammin' Java Summer Camp Rock Shows. Free summer camp rock show at Jammin' Java: 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.

Rude Buddha. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Tickets $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

NSO at WolfTrap: Beethoven’s Best. 8:15 p.m., at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Tickets $20 to $48. 877-WOLFTRAP.

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

The Pietasters. Jamaican and rock and roll ska band. Nottoway Park is located at 9601 Courthouse Road off Nutley Road or Rt. 123 in Vienna. Visit at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances. Concerts are canceled if it is raining; call 703-324-SHOW after 6 p.m. for cancellation updates.