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McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) announces a "special edition" of Art Appetizers on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. The Mayor's Club and MPA are inviting you to join them for fine food, wine, conversation and, of course, fine art at the galleries at MPA. Delicious appetizers will be provided by Star*Nut Gourmet of McLean.

The current exhibition in the Emerson Gallery is Jo Smail: The Limits of Language Selected from Ten Years. Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director at MPA will give a short talk on the exhibitions.

Everyone is invited. The $15 charge at the door covers food and drink. Email info@mpaart.org to RSVP. Visit MPA’s Events Page for more things to see and do at MPA. Consider the benefits of an MPA membership.

McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Tel: 703-790-1953. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m.

Wildfire Tysons Galleria will be hosting a special wine dinner with the wines of Stags’ Leap Winery. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Wildfire Tysons Galleria location (1714 International Drive McLean). Guest speaker Andrea Christensen and Executive Chef Steven Lukis will combine their talents to create what promises to be a memorable evening. Reception - 6:30 p.m.; Dinner - 7 p.m.; $130.00 per person all inclusive. To view the menu, visit www.wildfirerestaurant.com and for more information or to make a reservation, contact Michelle Bringham (Wildfire Tysons Galleria Office Manager) at 703-442-9110.

Great Falls Optimist Club 3rd Annual Barn Dance and Fund Raiser, Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-11 p.m. at the Thompson Barn, 964 Walker Road, Great Falls. Adults only. Live Band "Standing Room Only" doing 60's, 70's, & 80's music and some country. Dinner provided by Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que; soft drinks included. Cash bar. Dance instruction available but not required. Tickets $50 per person, available at The Old Brogue, The Tavern, and Safeway on weekends. Contact Linda Thompson at 703-759-2959 or

linda.thompson@longandfoster.com.