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Dhoonya Dance, the area’s premier Bollywood-inspired South Asian dance school and performance company, will present its student showcase, "Jai Ho!" Saturday, April 18, 2 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/at door. Visit http://www.groovetickets.com to purchase tickets.

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TheatreWorks USA’s "Seussical" will be presented Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee for this musical romp through the Seuss classics. Ages 5 and up. $14/person, $10 district residents. Stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

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<b>Wednesday/April 15</b>

Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call branch for the title. Adults. 703-757-8560.

Samantha & Dave. 7:30 p.m., Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Samantha & Dave will perform live. Call 703-255-1566.

Bess Rogers with Allie Moss. 7:30 p.m., Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Bess Rogers and Allie Moss, both singer/songwriters, will perform live. Visit www.myspace.com/alliemossmusic or www.myspace.com/bessrogers.

Elena Gascho. 1 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Harpsichordist Elena Gascho presents a recital. Free. Call 703-356-0670 or visit www.musicinmclean.org.

Tiny Tunes. 11:15 a.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Susan Hayes will delight the tiniest learners with music, movement, puppetry, American Sign Language and even some Spanish. Ages Birth-17 months with an adult. Visit www.classictnt.com.

<b>Thursday/April 16</b>

Barrage. Fiddle music, song and dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $27. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

2009 Perspectives Series. 7:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Eugene Robinson, a nationally syndicated columnist and political analyst, will present "Today's News: Who's Up, Who's Down and What's Really Going On?" as part of the 2009 Perspectives Series. Call 703-324-8428.

Tim O’Brien. 7:30 p.m., Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Tim O’Brien, a former member of the bluegrass group "Hot Rize" will perform. $24/person. Call 1-877-WOLFTRAP or visit www.wolftrap.org/Purchase_Tickets.aspx to purchase tickets.

Farm Skills. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. This hands-on program that teaches farm skills is suitable for children ages 4 through middle school. $5 fee. Paid reservations required; contact htrunick@1771.org.

<b>Friday/April 17</b>

The Hint CD Release, 6 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Barrage. Fiddle music, song and dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $27. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus,10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Game On, 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Runescape, DDR, Wii, Rock Band, pizza and soda at the library. Age 10-18. 703-938-0405.

Book Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Friends of the Library Book Sale. All ages. 703-757-8560.

English Conversation, 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers. 703-938-0405.

<b>Saturday/April 18</b>

The Master Singers of Virginia present Benjamin Britten's Choral Dances from "Gloriana", written in praise of Elizabeth I, and the Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd. 8 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, McLean. Season tickets are $38 for adults and $30 for seniors or students; individual ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors or students in advance; $2 more at the door. 703-655-7809 or www.msva.org.

‘It's All about the Cats’ Adoption Day sponsored by Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Tyson’s-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-790-8088. Contact Chris C. Haslam, Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc. at 703-568-3600.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Friends of the Great Falls Library book sale. All ages. 703-757-8560.

Atrium Gardens. 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Join Atrium Horticulturist Tammy Burke in a tour of the White, Peach and Yellow Gardens. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

Madison's Annual 5K Race. 8 a.m., Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Participate in the 5K rrace to raise money for the Madison Track and Field Program. $15/students, $20/all others. Register at: www.active.com, search: Mad 5K or call Craig Chasse or Laura Hackerson at 703-319-2300 for more details.

Rocknoceros. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Jammin’ Java, 227n Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Coach Cotton, Williebob and Boogie Woogie Bennie of Rocknoceros will entertain the whole family with a mix of original music and sing-alongs. $5/person. Visit www.rocknoceros.com or www.jaminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

Billy Triplett. 4-6 p.m., Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Billy Triplett performs old favorites and original songs for audiences of all ages. Free. Call 703-288-9505.

Adidas Store Grand Opening with Gilbert Arenas. Tysons Corner Center. Gilbert Arenas and DC United players will meet fans, sign autographs and compete with consumers in a free throw shooting contest and penalty shot competition at the grand opening of their new store in the mall.

Dairy Day. 1-4 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Have you ever wondered what curds and whey look like? Do you know how to wash butter? Help the farm wife make soft cheese and churn butter. Regular admission fee. Call 703-442-7557.

Cat Rescue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tyson's-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. The Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc. is holding a cat adoption fair. Call 703-790-8088.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. A used book sale will be held. Call 703-757-8560.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. A used book sale will be held. Call 703-938-0405.

<b>Sunday/April 19</b>

Tim O’Brien. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $14-$95, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Spring Wild Flowers. 2 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. See some of the region’s most beautiful spring wild flowers in this internationally recognized conservation collection. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

Dulcimer Band Concert. 2-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The Mill Run Dulcimer Band will play old-time sentimental music. Free; donations encouraged. Call 703-759-2771.

Photographing Chrysanthemums. 2:30 p.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church. Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will present a one-hour program with Dr. Robert Howell on "A Photographers Challenge: Chrysanthemums," which will give tips on the use of single reflex and digital cameras for photographing cut Mums and Mums in the landscape. Free. Call Jim Dunne at 703-560-8776.

Northern Virginia Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration. 6-8:30 p.m., Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Ave., Falls Church. The Holocaust commemoration will feature prayers, music, welcome remarks from State Delegate Vivian Watts and the keynote address "As Long As There Are Stories to Tell" by Ina Navazelskis, U.S. the Holocaust Memorial Museum's Oral History Program Coordinator. RSVP required; contact Debra Linick at dlinick@jcouncil.org or 703-893-4007.

Kay Karim. 2 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Award-winning cookbook author Kay Karim will be at the library. Free. Registration required; call 703-790-8088.

Used Book Sale. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. A used book sale will be held. Call 703-938-0405.

<b>Tuesday/April 21</b>

Book Discussion, 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for title. Adults. 703-757-8560.

Wii for Adults, 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn how to play or share your mastery of Wii bowling, tennis, baseball, golf and more. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Endangered Wildlife. 7-9 p.m., McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Join the Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club and Susan Jewell, wildlife biologist and environmental writer, as she discusses endangered wildlife in the mid-Atlantic and introduces her latest book, "Gators, Gourdheads and Pufflings." Books will be available for signing and purchase and part of the proceeds will benefit the Great Falls Group. Free. Call Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310 or e-mail larva@attglobal.net.

<b>Wednesday/April 22</b>

Meet the Author: Hal Fleming, 7 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Former diplomat Hal Flemming discusses "The Bride's Fair," his novel based on an annual folklore event in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Adults. 703-757-8560.

Lunch Bunnies, 11 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Spring Garden Tour. 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m., meet at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Join the McLean Project for the Arts for a guided tour of the Hillwood Museum’s gardens. TWear comfortable shoes. $55/person, $45/district residents. Call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 to register.

<b>Thursday/April 23</b>

Junior Brown. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

VIP Vienna, 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Support group for adults with vision loss. 703-938-0405.

Making Comics the Ninja Way, 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn how to create your own comics and how to make it in the comic industry with Josh Elder, author of Batman Strikes. 703-938-0405.

Home Run Derby. 4 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. A home run derby for Vienna area sixth, seventh and eighth graders will be held. Admission is free. The batter hitting the most home runs in a minute wins the big prize. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Friday/April 24</b>

The Discovery Series: Chicago Chamber Musicians. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Kings of Leon, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $45, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.kingsofleon.com.

English Conversation, 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. For adult non-native English speakers of all levels. 703-938-0405.

Pokemon League, 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18. 703-938-0405.

Poetry Contest. The 27th Annual Great Falls Woman's Club Poetry Contest and Award Luncheon will be held to recognize the Great Falls Elementary School students in grades 4, 5 and 6 who submitted poems for the contest. Three winners from each grade will be selected and will receive awards at the luncheon. For time, location and registration, call Jane Rader at 571-239-0011.

"Crossing Delancy." 8 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company will present the romantic comedy, "Crossing Delancey." Tickets are available at the Community Center. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Saturday/April 25</b>

Tom O'Connor, 1 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Steve Forbert CD Release Show. Acoustic/roots. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Tom Chapin. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

‘Both Sides Civil War Tour,’ 8 a.m.-8 p.m. beginning at the Franconia Museum in the Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road. Bus tour to Monocacy’s new visitor’s center, the Camp David museum, Harrisburg and the National Civil War Museum. $100 per person includes lunch, admission to the National Civil War Museum and a contribution to the Franconia Museum and the Monocacy Battlefield Park. Contact Don Hakenson at 703-971-4984 or dhakenson@cox.net.

Cool Constructions. 10-11:30 a.m., McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Inspired by the works in the galleries, create architectural collages with layers of paint, colored paper, yarn and felt. Ages 4 – 8. $10/family. E-mail info@mpaart.org or call 703-790-1953 to register.

Elisabeth von Trapp. 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The Alden will be alive with the sound of music when Elisabeth von Trapp brings her voice and the history of her famous musical family. $30/person, $22/district residents. Call 703-573-SEAT or stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office for tickets.

Art Exhibition and Sale. 1-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The McLean Art Society will hold its third annual outdoor exhibition and sale. Artists will focus on flowers, gardens and natural subjects and there will be free art demonstrations. Call 703 759-2771.

"Crossing Delancy." 8 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company will present the romantic comedy, "Crossing Delancey." Tickets are available at the Community Center. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Sunday/April 26</b>

An Evening with Al Petteway and Amy White. Acoustic. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Catie Curtis. Folk/rock. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Spring Wild Flowers. 2 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. See some of the region’s most beautiful spring wild flowers in this internationally recognized conservation collection. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

Andes Manta. 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Andes Manta performs the music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. $14/person, $10/district residents. Call 703-573-SEAT or stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office for tickets.

Pan Pipe Workshop. 4:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Created as a hands-on learning experience, the pan-pipe workshop is a start-to-finish lesson in creating one's own instrument. Each participant is provided with a kit containing pre-tuned South American bamboo pipes, cording, and bamboo struts. The musicians teach the participants how to assemble the panpipes and finish the workshop by teaching all participants how to play a traditional Andean song. Ages 6 and up. $10/person. Call 703-573-SEAT or stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office for tickets.

Art Exhibition and Sale. 1-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The McLean Art Society will hold its third annual outdoor exhibition and sale. Artists will focus on flowers, gardens and natural subjects and there will be free art demonstrations. Call 703 759-2771.

"Down Your Garden Path." 2-5 p.m., 307 Windover Ave. N.W., Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club will host "Down Your Garden Path: Ideas for Successful Gardening," a program complete with horticulture specimens, easy to assemble flower arrangements, educational displays and environmentally friendly choices to reduce, reuse and recycle. Fairfax County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and there will be "hands-on" activities for children.