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North County Calendar, March 26

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

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Kite Fun Day, Saturday, March 29. 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.

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Maude Maggart's cabaret singing. $28; program suitable for ages 18 and older. Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. at CenterStage, at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Call 703-476-4500 and press 3 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

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 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 improve communications and leadership skills. 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.

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

Herndon Taste of the Town. 17th annual event is themed “Hi-tech Herndon” and hosted by the Council for the Arts. 5:30-9 p.m. at Worldgate Centre. Call 703-689-9535.

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.

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.

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.

National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, part of Concerts at the Alden series. 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

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.

Tuesday/April 1

Reston Garden Club monthly meeting, at Lake Anne Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Social time begins at 1 p.m., program begins at 1:30. Mike McCormick, a local organic farmer, will discuss his experiences. Visit www.restongardenclub.org or call Kathy Peevy at 703-476-6237.

East Village Opera Company. Rock opera. $20; suitable for ages 14 and up. 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.

People in Planes, Jupiter One. Alternative/rock. $10. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Kathy Mattea. Country singer-songwriter. Second performance Wednesday. $35. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Tuesdays for Twos. Stories, music and crafts. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Wednesday/April 2

Perspectives Series: Marjane Satrapi. The author discusses her graphic memoir “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood” and the Oscar-nominated film adaptation as part of the library’s Perspectives Series. Limit four free tickets at the box office 7 p.m., program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Call 703-324-8428 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Jonathan Kingham and Glen Phillips, from Toad the Wet Sprocket. Acoustic/folk/pop. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Kathy Mattea. Country singer-songwriter. First performance Tuesday. $35. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Hungry Mice! Practice your colors with many mice stories. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

At the Circus! Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-757-8560.

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. A foreign film with drinks and snacks. 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/April 3

The Waybacks “Loaded” CD release, Chatham County Line. Americana/roots/country. $15. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Sonny Landreth. Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter. Second performance Friday. $24 at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Senior Cinema, 10 a.m. at the Herndon Community Center: Phantom of the Opera. Call 703-435-6868.

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

Lunch Bunnies. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 11 a.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. 7 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/April 4

Empty Bowls Benefit Dinner, hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE, 5:30-8 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. Proceeds go to Food for Others. Tickets are $20, to purchase contact givingcircle@hotmail.com or 703-608-2231.

Shane Hines and the Trance, Everyone But Pete, Better Days Trio. Pop/rock. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Sonny Landreth. Blues guitarist, singer-songwriter. First performance Thursday. $24 at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

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

Saturday/April 5

Spiraling, Bellfur. Pop/rock. $15. 6 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Bo Jankans, K-Beta, Sketch, Sloppy Joe. Hip-hop, etc. $10. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Tom Chapin. Contemporary folk. $22. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Used Book Sale. A special collection by the Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Ready to Read. Reading reinforcement program for children in first and second grades. Hands-on activities and games to encourage reading. Registration is for all four weeks. Age 6-8. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Animal Babies. Does, kits, and other animal babies explore and learn about their world. Learn what to do if you find an animal baby this spring. Presented by the Riverbend Nature Center. Age 4 & up. 10:15 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Sunday/April 6

Jammin’ for a Cure: benefit concert for Relay for Life. Hosted by Robbie Schaefer and Julie Murphy Wells, also features Euphonism, The Dog Waggers, School of Rock and others. $20 minimum donation to the American Cancer Society. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction, show is at 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Contact jammin4acure@verizon.net.

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Country-rock and bluegrass musicians team up for a night of banjo, guitar, mandolin and more. $24. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Monday/April 7

Patti Rothberg, La Dolce Vita, featuring Michael Imperioli from The Sopranos. Rock. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

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.

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

Wonderful Ones. Stories, rhymes and songs. Age 15-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 703-790-8088.

Brain Games. Challenge your friends to some fun and brain-stretching games in this after- school drop-in program. Age 6-12. No registration is required. 2-5 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Patrick Henry Bookworms. Youth book club. Age 9-12. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Great Game Escape. Challenge your friends to some fun and brain-stretching games. Age 6-12. 4 p.m. at Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Tuesday/April 8

Tyrone Wells, Micah Dalton, Aaron Roche. Acoustic pop/soul. $12. 7:30 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.

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.

Wednesday/April 9

The Real World of New Zealand with filmmaker Rick Howard. $7 McLean district residents, $9 others. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

An Evening with Tom Russell. Americana/folk. $20. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

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.

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.

I Love Bugs! Stories and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Book Discussion Group. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard. Adults. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Lights, Action, Camera! Movie Night at the Library! Enjoy great books made into great movies. Refreshments will be served. Adults. No registration is required. 7 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Thursday/April 10

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Children-focused show. $20. 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.

Snarky Puppy, Rudder. Nu-jazz, soul, fusion. $12. 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Roger McGuinn. 12-string guitarist and music pioneer. $25. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

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

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

Book Discussion Group. The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd. Adults. No registration is required. 11 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

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.

Friends' Book Discussion. Love Again by Doris Lessing. Adults. No registration is required. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, 703-689-2700.

Friday/April 11

Rude Buddha, Signal 13. Rock. $10. 7 p.m. early show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Rude Buddha, Tsunami Rising, Sins Like Stars. $10. 9:30 p.m. late show at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

The Calder Quartet. Strings combine traditional and avant-garde chamber music. Program includes Bartok, Mendelssohn and premiere of Wolf Trap commissioned piece by Anton Batagov.

Gary Ferguson, Emory Lester and Gail Wade, part of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church bluegrass series. Show is 8 p.m. at the church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon; doors open at 7 p.m. $12 admission at the door. Call 703-435-8377 for information and reservations. Visit www.holycrosslutheranchurch.net and select “Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series” for full schedule.

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

Saturday/April 12

It’s All Done with Mirrors: Anthony Zerbe interprets the poetry of e.e. cummings. $20; suitable for ages 14 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.

Spring Garage Sale. Sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Selling spaces available for $40, deadline is April 10. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, featuring Peter “Madcat” Ruth and Joel Brown. The musical ensemble performs jazz, folk, blues and classics. $28 for McLean residents, $34 others. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Used Book Sale. Presented by the Friends of the Patrick Henry Library. Continues Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

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

Wildflower Stroll and Games. On this naturalist-led walk children will enjoy activities while we search for spring flowers. Cosponsored by Riverbend Park and the Friends of the Dolley Madison Library. All ages. 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Community Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean, 703-356-0770.

Ready to Read. Reading reinforcement program for children in first and second grades. Hands-on activities and games to encourage reading. Registration is for all four weeks. Age 6-8. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

Shakespeare Can be Fun! Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and National Poetry Month with a performance by Crossroads School of the Arts' students. Crafts provided by the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Fortnightly Club. All ages. 2 p.m. at the Herndon Fortnightly Community Library, 768 Center St., Herndon, 703-437-8855.

Sunday/April 13

Rock ‘n Roll Songwriters Circle: featuring Luke Brindley, Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines, Todd Wright. Acoustic. $10. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

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.

Used Book Sale. Presented by the Friends of the Patrick Henry Library. Begins Saturday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Monday/April 14

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

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.

Game On After-School Edition. Come play DDR and Wii and have some snacks. Age 10-18. No registration is required. 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Community Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, 703-938-0405.

Celebrate Library Week! Forensics 101 presents "Bugs, Garden, Food". Learn how bugs and plants are used to solve crimes in this hands-on forensic science program. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. Age 6-12. 3:30 p.m. at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.

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.