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<b>Thursday/Oct. 2</b>

Claude Moore Colonial Farm: Farm Animals Workshop. 6-8 p.m. Learn the backgrounds of the Farm's historic breeds of cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys and geese, and how to correctly approach and handle each of these animals. Hands on training. Workshops intended for adults and mature children. Reservations required. $5 non-members; $3 Farm members and current volunteers. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. E-mail kcannon@1771.org.

Champions for Children Awards Dinner. 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Falls Church McLean Children’s Center. Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East, Vienna.

<b>Friday/Oct. 3</b>

The Bird and the Bee, and Willoughby. Pop. 8 p.m. $17. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 4</b>

Vienna-Tysons Chamber Oktoberfest Celebration.

12-6 p.m. on historic Church Street in Vienna. The event will feature a beer garden, food vendors, two stages with live entertainment, a festival marketplace and a children's activity area. The festival committee is seeking out additional food vendors and non-food vendors for the festival marketplace. Artists, crafters, business owners and civic organizations are welcome. For registration forms visit www.vtrcc.org or call 703-281-1333.

Charla Krupp, "How Not To Look Old." 2-4 p.m. What to do in just 10 minutes to look 10 years younger. Beauty bars, cookies, teas and light hors d'oeuvres. Krupp will be available to sign her book. Tysons Corner Center, Macy's Court,1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. 703-893-9401.

Oktoberfest edible art on display, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ayr Hill Gallery, 141 Church St., Vienna. 703-938-3880 or www.ayrhillgallery.com.

The McLean High School Orchestra free outdoor

performance, from 4-6 p.m., at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. 703-288-9505.

FCPL Mystery Night program "Mesa Verde Murder" at 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Library. For adults age 18 and up only. To register, call or the Great Falls Library, 703-757-8560. Space is limited.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 5</b>

Claude Moore Colonial Farm Spinning and Dyeing Day. 1-4 p.m. Help the colonial farm family as they card, spin and dye wool for knitting. Regular admission: $3 adults, $2 children and senior citizens. Complimentary admission with farm membership. Weather permitting; call 703-903-9330 day of event. While visiting, explore GateHouse Shop, which features creative educational materials and unique gifts. The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. http://www.1771.org/directions.htm.

MPAartfest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Forty juried artists, live music. McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

The Amadeus Orchestra, A. Scott Wood conductor, presents Haydn and His Circle, with pianist Jeffrey Chappell. 4 p.m. Mozart's Piano Concerto #21, Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and Haydn's first and last symphonies. Admission: $25, including post-concert refreshments. Ages 17 and under free. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-759-5334 or www.amadeusconcerts.com.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 7</b>

McLean-Great Falls Energy Conservation Forum - Green Choice$. 7-9:30 p.m. McLean Community Center. Exhibits, presentations, resources. Admission free; no registration necessary. 703-917-0611.

<b>Saturday/October 11</b>

Bach to Rock. The Bach to Rock Music School presents a rock band. 4-6 p.m. at Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Call 703-288-9505.

Riverbend Park Second Annual Moon on the River Concert, with the Jim & Ashley Cash Band. 5-7 p.m. $10. Bring blankets and a picnic. Riverbend Park. 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. 703-421-7210.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 12</b>

Saffire -The Uppity Blues Women. 7:30 p.m. Post feminist traditional blues at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Dan Leonard Trio. Jazz/fusion/jam. 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society presents a sneak preview of ODCS member’s blooms and garden cultivars prior to the 2008 Annual Show, and demonstrate simple techniques on how to improve the appearance of mums and garden flowers for home or show presentations. Entries will be received from 2-3 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church. Open to the public. Free admission. Jim Dunne, 703-560-8776.