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North County Calendar, March 5

Events in Herndon, Reston, Vienna, McLean and Great Falls

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Similar names but different sounds: Griffin House plays at Jammin' Java and The Gryphon Trio (below) conclude the Discovery Series at the Barnes at Wolf Trap Friday, March 7.

Send announcements to mclean@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Thursday for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

Wednesday/March 5

Cherish The Ladies. Celtic singing ensemble. First performance March 4. $25. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Nathan Angelo, Rob Blackledge. Pop/soul/rock. $10. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Preschool Storytime. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 1:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Cinema Chez Patrick. Enjoy a classic foreign film, drinks and snacks. Adults. 6:45 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Thursday/March 6

Emerging Visions: Adolescent Self-Portraiture. Teen art night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for exhibit that features work from Herndon and Langston Hughes Middle Schools and Herndon and South Lakes High Schools. Runs through March 28 at the Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market St., suite 103, Reston Town Center. Call 703-471-9242 or visit www.restonarts.org.

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Glyndon Park, Vienna. For information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Flower Show Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme is “Jazz It Up,” celebrating the culture of New Orleans. A charter bus will leave the Community Center at 8 a.m. and return around 7 p.m. $60 for town residents includes transportation and admission to the show with all-day re-entry privileges. Call 703-255-6360.

Augur, DJ Brian. No cover charge. 9 p.m. at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Visit www.myspace.com/augurinherndon.

David Wilcox. Folk/pop. $22. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

NEEDTOBREATHE, I Nine, Absentstar. Pop/rock. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Preschool Storytime. Age 3-6. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

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

March Madness. Basketball stories, songs, poems, and a craft. Age 4-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

A Walk With Jane Austen. Author Lori Smith weaves her own thoughts, historical research, and reference to Austen's novels into a satisfying whole. Adults. 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Girls Read. All-female book discussion. Ask for title. Age 8 & up. 7:15 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/March 7

East Coast A Cappella Summit. Concerts and master classes in all musical styles. Continues through Sunday at South Lakes High School. Tickets start at $12, discounts are available for Fairfax County Public Schools students and employees. Visit www.casa.org for information and to purchase tickets.

Alice in Wonderland. Oakcrest School’s Upper School show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per student. Two additional shows March 8. For more information or to reserve tickets call 703-790-5450 or visit www.oakcrest.org. Oakcrest is located at 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean.

“Voices of Nature,” the next meeting of the Five Hills Garden Club features a floral arranging demonstration featuring Kyoko Petersen. 9:30 a.m. is a continental breakfast and vendors, 10:30 a.m. is the demonstration. Event will be at the International Town and Country Club, 13200 Lee Jackson Hwy., Fairfax. $30 per person. For tickets call Marian Saunders, 703-988-9324.

Flashlight Egg Hunt at Glyndon Park, Vienna. For information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 703-255-6360.

Laidback. Reston-based band plays the first Friday every month at Carpool, 208 Elden St., Herndon. Visit www.myspace.com/laidback.

The Rockets. Philadelphia rock band. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s Ned Kelly’s at the Village Center at Dulles, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376.

The Gryphon Trio. Part of the Discovery Series at Wolf Trap. $30. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Griffin House, Sons of William. Rock/folk. $12. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Friends of the Oakton Library Used Book Sale. Large and varied selection of high-quality used books. All ages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020. Continues Saturday.

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Saturday/March 8

East Coast A Cappella Summit. Concerts and master classes in all musical styles. Begins Friday, ends Sunday at South Lakes High School. Tickets start at $12, discounts are available for Fairfax County Public Schools students and employees. Visit www.casa.org for information and to purchase tickets.

Alice in Wonderland. Two performances of Oakcrest School’s Upper School show, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per student for the evening performance, $5 per person and $20 per family at the matinee. First show March 7. For more information or to reserve tickets call 703-790-5450 or visit www.oakcrest.org. Oakcrest is located at 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean.

Getting the Garden Ready for Planting. Doris Rodriquez, Chief Horticulturist, shares ideas about removal of existing vegetation and use of soil amendments and fertilizers, plus other tips on preparing the ground for planting. 10:30 a.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Meet in the Atrium. Free; reservations required. Call 703-255-3631.

Dinosaur Eggs-travaganza. Hunt for eggs, dig for bones in the sand pit, and participate in other dinosaur activities, 10-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Program is for children three and older; prepaid reservations of $8 each child is required. Call 703-759-9018.

Noisy Nature. Croak like a frog, sing like a bird. 10-11 a.m. at the RA main office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. $4 RA members, $7 nonmembers. Contact Katie Shaw at 703-435-6510 or kshaw@reston.org.

Children’s Art Workshop: Kites. Make-and-take projects, themed for the season, with artist Pat Macintyre. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-709-7700.

An Evening with Andrew Knight: a benefit concert for EcoStewards Alliance and the Chesapeake Earth Institute. Songwriter/storyteller. $20. 7 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Robbie Fulks. Indie/country/bluegrass. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Liquid A. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s Ned Kelly’s at the Village Center at Dulles, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376.

Friends of the Oakton Library Used Book Sale. Large and varied selection of high-quality used books. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020. Begins Friday.

Saturday Storytime. All ages. 10:15 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Giants and Leprechauns. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with storyteller, Gary Lloyd. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Magic Toyshop. Join Master Puppeteer Bob Brown and his merry marionettes in his brand new production. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Library. Age 3& up. 11 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Giants and Leprechauns. Storyteller Gary Lloyd tells tales of tall and small Irish. Age 6-12. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Sunday/March 9

East Coast A Cappella Summit. Concerts and master classes in all musical styles. Begins Friday at South Lakes High School. Tickets start at $12, discounts are available for Fairfax County Public Schools students and employees. Visit www.casa.org for information and to purchase tickets.

Just Jumper Horse Show Series. Watch local residents compete for a blue ribbon in a variety of jumping classes at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, beginning at 9 a.m. Event is held indoors rain or shine and is free for spectators. Call 703-437-9101.

Spring Bird Walks. All levels of birders are welcome to help find birds. Free. 7:30-10:30 a.m., meet at the Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road, Reston. Contact Katie Shaw at 703-435-6510 or kshaw@reston.org.

Artists Reception, 3-5 p.m. at Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, 709 W. Broad St., Falls Church. McLean artist Clarissa Jaffe’s art is on display March 3-30.

IONA, pan-Celtic vocals, fiddle, flute, strings and percussion, part of the winter concert series at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. 3 sittings for each concert: 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance through the Old Brogue’s staff. Season tickets may be purchased for $78 for all six concerts. Individual concerts are $15 each. Call 703-759-3309.

Urinetown, the Musical, presented by the Reston Community Players, matinee performance, 2:30 p.m. at CentreStage at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Show runs through March 22, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, for information visit www.restonplayers.org.

Bluegrass Jam. Players and spectators welcome, 1-4 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772. Second and fifth Sunday of every month.

Cardinal Brass, a quintet of brass musicians, performs 3 p.m. at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission is free. Call the church office at 703-437-1883. For information about the band, visit www.cardinalbrass.org.

Last day for ice skating before the rink at the Reston Town Center Pavilion closes for the season. Visit www.restontowncenter.com.

Akron/Family, megafaun. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Monday/March 10

Open Mic hosted by David Cotton. To sign up, e-mail david@jamminjava.com. Free. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Babes in the Woods: On the Move. Springtime is coming and animals and plants are on the move. Activities and crafts. $4 RA members, $7 others. 10-11 a.m. at the RA main office, 1930 Isaac Newton Square, Reston. Contact Katie Shaw at 703-435-6510 or kshaw@reston.org.

Wee Reads. Interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 11-16 months with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Mother Goose Time. Interactive storytime session for you and your child. Birth-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Tuesday/March 11

Perspective Series: John Bolton. 7:30-9 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will discuss “America, International Security and the Future.” Free tickets will be available at the Alden Theatre the evening of the event beginning at 7 p.m. Limit four tickets per person. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Book Babies. Interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 17-23 months with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Knitting for Beginners. Supplies provided! Age 9-12. 4 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

PJs and Popcorn. Come watch a movie in your pajamas. All ages. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Wednesday/March 12

Book Discussion and Signing. India remains a mystery to many Americans, even as it is poised to become the world’s third largest economy within a generation. It will surpass China in population by 2032 and will have more English speakers than the United States by 2050. In “In Spite of the Gods,” Edward Luce, a journalist who covered India for many years, makes brilliant sense of India and its rise to global power. 7:30 p.m. at Borders Tysons Corner, 703-556-7766.

Just Like Always, This Holiday Life. Rock. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Toddler Storytime. Age 2 with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Preschool Sing Along. Sing songs with Miss Belle. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Toddle on Over. Enjoy books, fingerplays and songs with your baby. Age 15-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Preschool Storytime. Get ready to read with songs, fingerplays and stories. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Book Discussion. Call for title. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Patrick's Poetry Cafe. Live readings and discussion. Bring a poem - your own or a favorite. Adults. 7 p.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Thursday/March 13

St. Paddy’s Day party for Vienna teens will be held at the Community Center, 4-6 p.m. Wear green and enjoy games, food and contests. Free of charge. For information, call 703-255-6360.

Emerson Hart from TONIC. Pop/rock. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

A Night of Comedy: Herndon High School Drama and Gourmet Foods join to present the second annual dinner theater. Shows include: The Readiness is All, Day Six, Midsummer Night's Dream and Bobby Wilson Can Eat his Own Face. Students in Drama 1, 2, 3 and 4 are featured. Dinner starts at 6:15 p.m.; shows start at 7:30. Tickets for both dinner and shows are $20, tickets for show only are $5. Visit www.herndondrama.org.

Book Discussion. Buffalo Soldiers by Chris Bohjalian. Adults. No registration is required. 10:15 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Preschool Storytime. Age 3-6. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Guys Read. All-male book discussion. Ask for title. Age 8 & up. 7:15 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friends Book Discussion. Please call for title. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/March 14

Toshi Reagon. Folk/rock/soul. $15. 7:30 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Birdlips ‘Cardboard Wings’ CD release, Trees on Fire. $10. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Limabean Riot. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s Ned Kelly’s at the Village Center at Dulles, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376.

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Saturday/March 15

Reston Chorale Spring Concert. Program features Mozart, Pergolesi and Magnificat, a work for chorus and harp by David Ott. $20 adults, $15 seniors and youth. 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-1111 or visit www.restonchorale.org.

Children’s Art Workshop: St. Patrick’s Day Decorations. Make-and-take projects, themed for the season, with artist Pat Macintyre. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-709-7700.

Old-Fashioned Egg Roll for children age 12 & under and their parents, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the historic Freeman House, 131 Church St., N.E. Free of charge; bring a basket. Visit with the Easter Bunny & listen to a storyteller. For more information, call Historic Vienna, Inc., at 703-938-5187.

Toxic Mouse. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s Ned Kelly’s at the Village Center at Dulles, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376.

The Adrian Belew Power Trio, Saul Zonana. Rock/pop. $30. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Saturday Storytime. All ages. 10:15 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Manga Club. Manga, anime and refreshments. Age 12-18. No registration is required. 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Sunday/March 16

Lenten Concert. Emmaus United Church of Christ will host a concert of Lenten music performed by Winchester Musica Viva, 7 p.m. at 900 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Admission is free. Offering to benefit the service and mission projects at Emmaus. Reception following the concert. Call 703-938-1555.

Young Soloists Recital. 3-5 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Urinetown, the Musical, presented by the Reston Community Players, matinee performance, 2:30 p.m. at CentreStage at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Show runs through March 22, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets call 703-476-4500 or visit www.rcp-tix.com, for information visit www.restonplayers.org.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band. Welcome back the band for the first free concert of the season at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, 2-4 p.m. Call 703-759-2771.

Acoustic Jam. Bring an instrument or come by to enjoy a free drop-in session, 1-4 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park’s Country Store, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

An Evening with Al Petteway and Amy White. Acoustic/Celtic. $20. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

What Could Be Luckier? Six storytellers from Voices in the Glen present some of Ireland's best stories. Age 10 & up. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Monday/March 17

St. Patrick’s Day.

“Boomers in Space.” Dick Methia, national finalist in the NASA Teacher in Space Project, presents his hour-long talk to the AARP Vienna Chapter #754, 1 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. The program includes a display of NASA artifacts and Astronaut IQ test. Contact Methia at 703-690-3220 or Dick@BoomersinSpace.com.

Live Irish music all day, including 2U tribute band at 10 p.m., at Ned Devine’s Ned Kelly’s at the Village Center at Dulles, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376.

Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, Sketch, Robert Francis, Yarn. Rock/roots. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston. Call 703-435-9772.

Wee Reads. Interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 11-16 months with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Pillow Pizazz. Come make some cool pillows for your bedroom. Age 8-12. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Crafty Kids. Enjoy fun crafts. Age 6-12. 4 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Bedtime Stories. Stories to end the day. All ages. 7 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Tuesday/March 18

Sirsy, Adam Day. Pop/rock. $10. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Book Babies. Interactive storytime for you and your child. Age 17-23 months with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Book Discussion Group. Ask for title. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Can You Keep a Secret? Learn the science and art of codes, ciphers and magic writing. Age 6-10. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Nowruz Celebration. Celebrate the eve of the Iranian New Year - music, dancing, food. All ages. 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Wednesday/March 19

Tanzania Safari, with filmmaker Bob Deloss. $7 McLean residents, $9 others. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Folk Tales Story Teller: Dr. Frank tells folk tales and original stories with puppets and props. 40-minute program at 10 or 11:30 a.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. $4 per person, prepaid reservations required. Call 703-437-9101.

Chris Trapper, Mike Mangione, Shannon Curtis. Acoustic pop/rock. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Toddler Storytime. Age 2 with adult. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

My Green Friends. All about some of your favorite animals. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

I Spy Colors! Have fun learning about colors through stories,songs and crafts. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Miss Belle's Sing-Along. Enjoy old favorites and original songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

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

Adult Book Discussion. Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. Adults. No registration is required. 7:15 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Family Storytime. All ages. 7:15 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Evening Book Club. Ask for title. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Chinese Conversation Group meets for practicing speaking the language, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the group study room of the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 571-225-7697.

Thursday/March 20

The Gypsy Sons, Wes Tucker and The Skillets, Leaving TX, Celeste Starchild. Roots/rock. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

“Grumpy Old Men,” starring Walter Matthau, Jack Lemon and Ann Margaret, 1 p.m. in the Vienna Community Center auditorium, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free of charge; no registration required. Bring snacks. For information, call 703-255-6360.

Amphibians After Dark. Assist park naturalists with a calling amphibian survey at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, 7-9 p.m. Children seven and older will learn to identify frogs and toads by their calls. $5 per person, prepaid reservations required. Call 703-759-9018.

Preschool Storytime. Age 3-6. 10:15 and 11 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

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

Bob Brown's Puppets Presents Bunny Business. Cosponsored by the Friends of Oakton Library. Birth-5 with adult. 11 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Science Magic. Watch demonstrations and help with hands-on experiments. Age 6-10. 2:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Spanish Chats. Informal refresher for people who want to practice Spanish. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/March 21

My Favorite Highway, Chelsea Lee. Pop/rock. $15. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Second performance March 22.

Kristen and the Noise. 9 p.m. at Ned Devine’s Ned Kelly’s at the Village Center at Dulles, 2465 Centreville Road, Herndon. Call 703-793-7376.

Riverside Campfire: Who, who, who is in the woods at night? Enjoy an evening campfire and s'mores, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Come early to picnic or toast hotdogs. Bring a toasting stick, blanket and flashlight. $3 per person, prepaid reservations are required. Call 703-759-9018.

Sing and Dance with Miss Belle! Enjoy a musical performance by Miss Belle! Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Terrific Twos. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Pokemon League. Learn and play! Age 5-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Game On. Runescape, DDR, pizza and soda at the library. Age 8-18. 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.