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<b>Wednesday, June 25</b>
Cas Haley and Woodbelly, Jah Roots. Reggae. Show 8 p.m., tickets $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
Ricky Scaggs and Bruce Hornsby. 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $40/in-house, $22/lawn.
Beauty & Wellness. Flock Network Night at the River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls with150 of the most affluent consumers and country club members from the D.C. metro area, as well as top industry experts such as plastic surgeons, dermatologists, aesthetic dentists and the most exclusive cosmetic and skincare lines, salon and spas. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $45 pre-registered; $50 at door. Call 703.268.5626 or Email info@FLOCKevents.com to register as the number of the event attendees is limited to 150.
<b>Thursday, June 26</b>
The Temptations and The Four Tops 8 p.m. at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets are $38/in-house, $$22/lawn.
<b>Friday, June 27</b>
‘Thousands of Years - Rome.’ The McLean Drama Company’s production of "Thousands of Years — Rome " by Rachael Bail, which takes a young Roman couple through various vicissitudes from the 1st Century AD to the 21st Century, premieres at the Alden Theatre. June 27-29, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Following Sunday’s matinee, there will be a performance of "Open Communication," the comedy by Katie and Alex Lewis, of McLean, which won first prize in the McLean Drama Company’s 10-minute play contest. $15/$12 students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, or charge by phone (703-573-SEAT) or online through Ticketmaster. For more information, call the Box Office at 703-790-9223, TTY: 711.
Movie in the Park. Enjoy a favorite family movie outdoors at Vienna’s Glyndon Park at sundown (about 8:45 p.m.) Friday, June 27. Admission is 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 June 25 and for weather information on the day of the show.
Splinters, roots rock and alternative country. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., 703-255-6360
First Dance of the Summer at Our Lady of Good Council Church, 8601 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Free dance lesson from 8 to 8:30 p.m., dance from 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Cost $15 includes lesson; snack and soft drinks provided. Admission only $10 with this article. For more information contact Colleen Burnett 703-437-1190.
Rent Through Sunday, 29 June, at the Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets $25 to $80.
Pierce Pettis. Acoustic. Show 7:30 p.m., tickets $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
bob, Jackmove. Rock. Show 10 p.m., tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
RENT. Tony Award-winning rock musical returns to the Wolf Trap stage starring "Idol" contestants Anwar Robinson and Heinz Winckler. Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. with matinee 2 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $80 to $25. 877-WOLFTRAP.
Marshall Maley Quartet. 6-8 p.m. Free. Local musicians will perform pop, rock, and jazz standards. Outdoors at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505.
Serguei Popov and Family. McLean Bible Church, Community Room C, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, will host Serguei Popov and Family in a colorful program of Hebrew folk, classical and praise music with dancing and drama. 7:30-9 p.m. No admission fee; no registration. Call Vanessa Tillett at 703/639-2000 X3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falls walk. 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. & 3 - 3:45 p.m.
(Monday - Friday, 2- 2:45 p.m.). Join a ranger to explore the natural and cultural aspects of Great Falls Park on this walk. Meet the ranger in the Visitor Center.
Creepy crawly critters. What’s your favorite bug? Bugs are everywhere around us, but how much do you really know about them? 1- 2 p.m. Kids, 10 years old and younger, should meet the ranger in the Visitor Center at the Great Falls Park.
<b>Sunday, June 29</b>
Bird watching. Grab your binoculars and join this informal group to catch a glimpse of resident and migratory birds in Great Falls Park. 8 - 10 a.m. Meet in the Visitor Center courtyard. Rain or shine.
Alien invaders. They creep! They climb! They slowly take over and strangle the life out of native species! What are they? Where do they come from? 1- 2 p.m. Meet a ranger in the Visitor Center for a walk to unravel the answers. Free. For reservations call 703-285-2965.
Young green thumbs. How does your garden grow? Meet with a ranger to learn a bunch of neat, cool facts about plants and gardening. You'll even receive your very own plant to take care of at home! 2- 3 p.m.Meet the ranger at Overlook #2 at the Great Falls Park. Free. For reservations call 703-285-2965.
Folk Jimmy and Moondi, folk duo, 6:30 p.m. at the Vienna Town Green, corner of Maple Avenue and Mill Street. Free. For more information, call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.
The Grandsons, WAMMIE award- winners, bring their "American music in a blender with the lid off." 4 p.m.–5 p.m. McLean Central Park Gazebo, located at the intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd. (Route 123) and Old Dominion Drive. Parking is available at the McLean Community Center.
"O Brother Brunch" featuring Dead Men’s Hollow. Roots. Show 2 p.m., tickets $8. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
Summer Concerts on The Green. Daryl Davis – Hits of the 1950s. Great Falls Village Centre, 6-8 p.m. Free.
Luke Brindley, Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines, Todd Wright. Acoustic. Show 7 p.m., tickets $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
Free Brass Concert of Patriotic Music at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road in McLean. 5 p.m. Admission is free and a freewill offering will be received to further the ministry of Dominion Brass. Musical selections will include works by Copeland, Ives and Sousa with the McLean Presbyterian Choir, joining the band to close the concert with America, the Beautiful and Battle Hymn. Visit mcleanpres.org or call 703.821-0800 for more information.
<b>Monday, June 30</b>
Paul Thorn. Rock/blues/country. Show 8 p.m., tickets $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.
<b>Tuesday, July 1</b>
Sergio Mendes w/ Zap Mama. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets $40 in-house; $22 lawn. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.
<b>Wednesday, July 2</b>
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band in Concert. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets $42 in-house; $25 lawn. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.
Whistle while you walk. Children, ages four to nine, tour the miller’s house and try their hand at chores of yesteryear, and then make a treat. 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.
<b>Thursday, July 3</b>
"Latin Pop" paintings. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor in Falls Church presents paintings by Puerto Rican-born artist John Gascot from, July 3 – 31. An Artist Reception will be held on Sunday, July 13, 3 – 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, 709 West Broad Street, Falls Church. (703) 538-6266. Artist Website: www.gascot.com
Vienna July 4th Celebration
11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -Arts and Crafts, Food and Rides
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.-Antique and Classic Car Show
2:30 p.m. - Family Games
8 – 9 p.m. - Vienna Community Band
9:15 p.m. - Laser Light Show
12 noon – 4 p.m. B2B, The Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. - NIGHTWORK - Rock
12noon - Vaudeville Show Entertainer
1 p.m. - The Traveling Medicine Show
2 p.m. - Magic Comedy Show
3 p.m. - Mayhem’s Magical Rodeo
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Strolling Clown
Laser Light Show begins at 9:15 p.m. sharp; must be on grounds of Waters Field, facing front screen to view the projected show.
<lst>Raindate July 5 - Laser Light Show only)
<b>Saturday, July 5</b>
Donna Summer. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets $45 in-house; $25 lawn. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.
<b>Sunday, July 6</b>
Bernstein’s Candide. 8:15 p.m. at Wolf Trap. Tickets range from $55 - $20. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.
Northern Virginia Carvers. The wood carvers lend their tools and expertise as you create a creature from a block of wood at Colvin Run Mill from noon to 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. For information, call 703-759-2771.
Ocean Orchestra. Celtic tunes with a rock rhythm, featuring Jennifer Cutting and Lisa Moscatiello. Concerts begin at 4 p.m. in McLean Central Park. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit our website www.mcleancenter.org.
Blacksmithing Demonstration. Watch a blacksmith in action at Colcin Run Historic Site, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For information call 703-759.2771.