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North County Calendar, March 19

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

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Chicago City Limits brings improvisational comedy to the Barns of Wolf Trap two nights, Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22.

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Find froggy friends: learn to identify frogs by their calls Thursday, March 20; help feed frogs and toads Monday, March 24.

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 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.

Austin Lounge Lizards. Country-bluegrass. $20. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

"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.

Chicago City Limits. Improv comedy, second performance Saturday. $22. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

Chicago City Limits. Improv comedy, first performance Friday. $22. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

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.

Tuesday/March 25

What a Great Audience, Cerca Trova, The Automatics, Temporary Basement. Rock. $10. 6:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Children's Printmaking Workshop. Create cool art with local artists. Wear old clothes. Cosponsored by the Vienna Arts Society. Age 7-12. 4 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. Book discussion. For One More Day by Mitch Albom. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Wednesday/March 26

Reston-Herndon Toastmasters Club open house meeting, 7:30 p.m. in Herndon's Neighborhood Resource Center Room C, 1086 Elden St. Come learn how Toastmasters can help you become a better communicator and leader. Contact Kumkum Ray at k.ray@att.net or 703-430-9421 or Olivia Adrian at alan.adrian@comcast.net for more information, or visit www.toastmasters.org.

Curtis Peoples, Joey DeGraw. Acoustic pop/rock. $10. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Girlyman, We’re About 9. Folk. $16. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Nature’s Crafts. Children 3-5 can create crafts inspired by nature and explore the world around them, 1:45-2:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Afternoon activities include nature hikes, meeting and observing live animals, plus songs and themed crafts. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. $7 per child, prepaid reservations required. Call 703-759-9018.

Senior Movie Day. Free movie for seniors the fourth Wednesday every month. Refreshments and door prizes at 9:15 a.m., movie starts at 10 a.m. at the Multiplex Cinemas, 11900 Market St., Reston Town Center. Call 703-435-6577 for titles.

Chickens in a Row. Incredible egg stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Preschool Sing-Along! Sing songs with Miss Belle. Age 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.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 27

Dan Navarro, Darden Smith. Acoustic. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Jonathan Edwards. Folk/rocker formerly of the Seldom Scene. $20. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

ABC Storytimes. Stories and activities to promote early literacy. Birth-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion Group. Call for title. Adults. No registration is required. 1 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Socrates Cafe. Inspired by Christopher Phillips' book Socrates Cafe, participate in open discussion. Use the Socratic method to pose questions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider alternative answers. Age 13 & up. 7 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

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 28

International Night Concert. Dances and songs from Herndon High School students to reflect the nationalities at the school. $5 tickets. 6 p.m. in the auditorium, 700 Bennett St., Herndon.

The Kennedys ‘Better Dreams’ CD release. Acoustic/pop. $18. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Shakespeare Remixed: Southeastern Festival of Song. Wolf Trap Opera Company alumni and the company director present songs, poems and riffs on some of Shakespeare’s characters. $30. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Maude Maggart. Cabaret singing. $28; program suitable for ages 18 and older. 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Open Mic Night. 7:30 p.m. at Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne. Call 703-435-9772. Repeats the fourth Friday of the month.

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.

Electronics Expo for Seniors. Find out how to use electronic accessories like DVD players, cell phones, etc. 1-3 p.m. at Tall Oaks, 12025 North Shore Drive, Reston. Contact Ashleigh Soloff at 703-435-6577 or ashleigh@reston.org.

Saturday/March 29

Flamenco Sepharad by the Gerard Edery Ensemble. Musical performance accompanied by guest flamenco dancers showcasing culture from the Sephardic, Andalousian and Arabic worlds. $28 for McLean district residents, $34 others. 8-10 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

John Eaton Series: jazz, blues and Broadway, with special guest jazz bassist Tommy Cecil. $25. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Virginia Hunters Horse Show Series. Free beginner horse show, classes include hunters, ponies, equitation and more. 8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Salamanders in the Forest. Assist park naturalists with a land salamander survey, 10 a.m.-noon at Riverbend Park Visitors Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Call 703-759-9018. For children 7 and older; $5 per person, prepaid reservations required. Call 703-759-9018.

RA Weed Warriors Program meets the fourth Saturday every month. This month the group works to remove infestations of the weed Oriental Bittersweet along the path between Fieldview Drive and Bright Pond Lane. Meet at Bright Pond Lane, 10 a.m. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org.

Children’s Art Workshop: Weather Forecaster – March Winds, April Showers. 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.

Kite Fun Day. Make and decorate a kite, then watch it soar. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. $4 per child, prepaid reservations required. Event cancelled if raining. Call 703-437-9101.

Potomac Watershed Clean-Up Day. Individuals, students, families, scouts and community groups can collect tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wear boots, old clothes and bring gloves. Call to reserve a section of the watershed. Area locations include Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, 703-437-9101 and Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, 703-759-9018.

Saturday Samplings. Free samples of the flower of the month, gourmet treats and hand-made chocolates. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lake Anne Florist and Chesapeake Chocolates, 11426 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston.

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

Revel, The Blackjacks, Brainfang. Rock. $10. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

All About Jazz. Have fun discovering the instruments and world of America's great music. Cosponsored by Amadeus Concerts and the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library. Age 6-12. 11 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Celebrate Youth Art Month! Bring out your inner artist at the library! Check out our books on art and do a craft. Co-sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Fortnightly Club. 11 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

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.

Saturday Matinee. Family movie with popcorn provided! All ages. 2 p.m. at Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Murder at Gooseneck Lake. Meet colorful New England characters, gather evidence and figure out whodunit. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Patrick Henry Library. Adults. 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Sunday/March 30

String Sextet Concert, presented by the Oberlin College Conservatory, with two violins, two violas and two cellos. Selections include work by Brahms and Pleyel. Free, with reception and refreshments. 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Contact Mrs. Perlik at 703-893-9072.

Concert: Who’s on First Base? Take an unusual look at athletics with a free, interactive musical performance by the String-N-Things trio, 2-3 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. For children 6 and older. Call 703-437-9101.

Game Day. Free afternoon of old-fashioned board games. Dominoes, Monopoly, Backgammon and Parcheesi. 2-4 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Call 703-437-9101.

Classical Concert. With a focus on woodwinds, the concert features Schickele, Vivaldi, Brahms, Valjean, Bach, Mozart, Pfeiffer, Szonyi, Washburn, and the world premiere of Darren Loney’s "Six" for woodwind quintet. Free admission. 2 p.m. at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Contact Betty.Bley@theclarinetstudio.net.

Walk with Reston Museum. Meet at the museum, 1:30 p.m., for carpools to Tall Oaks Center for a 3-mile walk in the trails of the Uplands neighborhood with Doug Pew of RestonPaths.com. Call 703-709-7700.

Randy Thompson ‘Further On’ CD release, The Colin Thompson Band. Roots/Americana. $12. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Women Who Dare. Celebrate Women's History Month with author Sharon Hannon who will discuss her book Women Explorers. Age 10 & up. 2 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Monday/March 31

Barcelona. Indie/pop/rock. $10. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

All Join In. Share stories, songs and fun. Age 1-5 with adult. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

Oakton Kids Read! Survival stories. Call for suggested titles. Ages 6-12. 2 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Wind Works: tornadoes twist, birds soar, seeds float and leaves dance in wind. Learn how wind works and make a craft. $4 RA members, $7 others; 3-4 p.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Contact Katie Shaw at 703-435-6510 or kshaw@reston.org.