Thursday, May 15, The Tavern at Great Falls, 9835 Georgetown Pike, will be holding its sixth annual Guest Bartender Night, where area residents work to raise "Tips for a Cure" for Cystic Fibrosis and promote the Great Falls Great Strides Walk, which takes place Sunday, May 18 in Great Falls, beginning at the Wachovia Bank at 1 p.m. Call 703-757-4770 or visit www.greatfallstavern.com.
Vale United Methodist Church will hold its annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, May 18, 6-8 p.m. at the church, located at the intersection of Vale and Fox Mill Roads in Oakton. There will be strawberry shortcake, free children's activities, and an old-fashioned cake walk. Shortcake is $3, cake walk tickets are 3/$1. Proceeds from the cake walk will be donated to Teens Opposing Poverty. For more information, call the church at 703-620-2594.
Alessandro Furlan from Furlan Wineries, Udine Italy will be hosting a Gourmet Wine Dinner on Tuesday, May 20 at Cafe Oggi, 6671 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. $72.50 per person, tax and tips included. Call 703-442-7360 for reservations.
Lunchtime With Miss Belle. Bring your lunch and your little ones for a music-filled social hour. Birth-5 with adult. No registration is required. Wednesday, May 21, noon at the Oakton library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call 703-242-4020.
McLean Family Barbecue. Third annual event to kick off summer. Games, moon bounce, rides, children’s musicians Mr. Knick-Knack and Oh Susannah. Food and beverages available for purchase. Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 for children, adults admitted free. Call 703-790-0123 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.