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North County Calendar, March 12

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

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“Havana Twilight” by Chris Monette Appleton. Meet the artist at Oakton Art & Framing March 15.

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Reston Community Players' "Urinetown" runs through March 22, with one final matinee performance March 16.

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 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

Vienna Wireless Society. Anyone interested in amateur radio and related topics welcome. 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Elementary School cafeteria, 128 Center St. S. Call 703-392-0150 or visit www.viennawireless.org.

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

Book Signing: “Requiem for the Bone Man” by R.A. Comunale, 2-5 p.m. at Tabois-Bonhomme Galeria D’Art, 1800 Old Meadow Rd, Ste. 113, McLean. Books on sale for $15 each. Second signing Sunday.

Mark Nadler in a Nutshell. Comedy and music show. 8-10 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $28 McLean residents, $34 others.

Artists’ Reception for the opening of an exhibit of mixed media paintings and drawings by Chris Monette Appleton, on display March 15 through April 19 at Oakton Art and Framing, 2952 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton. Call 703-281-1364 or visit www.OaktonArtAndFraming.com or www.cmastudio.com/index.html.

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

Book Signing: “Requiem for the Bone Man” by R.A. Comunale, 2-5 p.m. at Tabois-Bonhomme Galeria D’Art, 1800 Old Meadow Rd, Ste. 113, McLean. Books on sale for $15 each. First signing Saturday.

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.

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.

Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m. at the Market Street Bar & Grill at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 President St., Reston Town Center, for new work by Gennara Moore, on display March 17 to June 2. Call 703-925-8250.

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.

Saturday/March 22

Swing Band Dance with Ronnie Ray and the Coolers, class 8-9 p.m. and dance 9-midnight. $15 per person at Dance With Me! Ballroom Dance Studio, 251 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon. Call 703-444-3061 or visit www.dancewithme.net.

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. First performance March 21.

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

Children’s Art Workshop: bunny baskets and soft picture frames. 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.

Easter Egg Hunt. Children will hunt for eggs full of treats, 11 a.m. at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Register by mail or at 10 a.m. the day of the event. $6 per child. Rain or shine. Call 703-324-8566.

Easter Egg Hunt. Children 2-9 can hunt hand-dyed eggs, make a craft and meet the Easter Bunny, 1-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Reservations required by March 19, $6 per child. Call 703-759-2771.

Bunny Tales. Arts and crafts, a children’s play, games and entertainment. For ages 3-6. $7 for McLean residents, $10 others. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

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.

Sunday/March 23

Easter. Library branches closed.

Monday/March 24

Perfume River: a gumbo of songs from the Louisiana-seasoned stage musical. Pop/rock. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Animal Feeding Time: Frogs and Toads. Children 3-5 will meet an animal, play animal games, do activities, and watch animals being fed, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. $6 per child; prepaid reservations required. Call 703-759-9018.

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.

Visit With a Live Red-Tailed Hawk. Find out about one of the amazing birds of prey found in Fairfax County. Meet a live red-tailed hawk that lives at Riverbend Park. Cosponsored by Riverbend Park and the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library. Age 6-12. 4 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.