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Battlefield Band will bring traditional and contemporary Scottish music to the Barns at Wolf Trap on Thursday, March 19.

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Pamela Duncan Edwards, author of "Jack and Jill's Treehouse" will be this year's special guest at the 9th Annual McLean Storybook Festival Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Tickets: $10/child, adults free. Call 703-790-0123.

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Left to right: Bailey Whiteman, William Heim, Melissa Coombs, Terrance Johns, Virginia Sircy. The St. Francis Episcopal Church Choir will present Mozart's Requiem Sunday, March 22, 7 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Free. Call 703-759-2082 or visit www.stfrancisgreatfalls.org.

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<b>Wednesday/March 11</b>

Rude Buddha and Ballyhoo, 9pm show at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

English Conversation Group, 10 a.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for non-native speakers every Wednesday. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Chickens in a Row, 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Egg stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

Financial Discussion Group, 7:15 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Discuss financial market conditions and macroeconomic issues. Adults. 703-242-4020.

The Art of Conversation. 7-9 p.m., The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Rashmi Nair-Ripley, Ontological Coach will introduce how the body, emotions and inner language drive communication and behavior. To register go to www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

<b>Thursday/March 12</b>

Steve Moakler (full band), Gabe Vitech and the Ivory, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Ask an Expert: Tom Lassman on Early Cruise Missile Technology: the Regulus I. 12:30-12:45 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Free admission. 202-633-1000 or www.nasm.si.edu.

Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Conference on Fundraising Development Speaker Series, in partnership with Volunteer Fairfax, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 8283 Greensboro Drive in McLean. Participate in person or via live webcam feed. $25 per session. Register at www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx. Contact Samantha Watson at Volunteer Fairfax, 703-246-3826 or www.volunteerfairfax.org.

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.

Game-On Teen Tech Week Edition, 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. A special Game On just for teens. Age 12-18. 703-938-0405.

Natty Beaux, 8-10 p.m. at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 7:30 beginner lessons. $10. 703-414-1745 or www.headoverheelsdancecom.

Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce, 7 p.m. at Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. $55 non-members, $45 members. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Celtic Fusion at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Towlston Grange. 7:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Local historian Karen Washburn will address the history of Towlston Grange and will present a video made by Nancy Durham whose parents bought and restored this historic building in the 1930s.

<b>Friday/March 13</b>

Family Skate Nights, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. $1 per skater; bring your own skates and safety equipment.

Martin Vidnovic: What Matters to Me. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

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

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

Celtic Fusion at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. 7:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Watch local talent present this classic story. To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Saturday/March 14</b>

Tom Rush. Folk singer/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Women in Aviation & Space Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Learn about the accomplishments to Bessie Coleman, the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), Sally Ride and other women who contributed to aviation, science and space exploration history. Book signings, story time and hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Free admission. 202-633-1000 or www.nasm.si.edu.

The Harlem Globetrotters, 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. or www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Auto Awareness for Women, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Billy Weber Tire, 303 Mill St., N.E., Vienna. $45 non-members, $35 members. This class will give the confidence needed to keep a car running smoothly and safely. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Journaling for Well Being, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center, 127 Park St., N.E., Vienna. $100 non-members, $85 members. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

The Dirty Pints at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Watch local talent present this classic story. To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Celtic Celebration. 6 p.m., Christ Crossman United Methodist Church, 384 N. Washington St., Falls Church. The World Children's Choir celebrates its 19th anniversary with a Celtic Celebration with music, food and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear national costumes. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/seniors and students, $10/children. Call 703-883-0920 or visit www.worldchildrenschoir.org or info@worldchildrenschoir.org to purchase tickets.

Shakespeare Troupe. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. The school’s Shakespeare Troupe will be holding its annual "Shakespeariance." Children grades 1-8 can experience Shakespeare through acting games and a tour of the inner workings and technical aspects of theater. To participate in Shakespeariance, students must register online at arts.tjhsst.edu/troupe/ by clicking "Register here!" under "Shakespeariance 2009."

Pruning Demonstration. 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Horticulturist Laurie Short will teach how and when to prune and the proper tools to use. Demonstration will include removal of dead, damaged and diseased wood. Free. Call 703-255-3631.

<b>Sunday/March 15</b>

Hawaiian Treasures Celebration Tour 2009. With Richard Ho’opi’i, Dennis Kamakahi and George Kahumoku. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Pete Francis (from Dispatch) featuring Barefoot Truth and Ammar Malik, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

McLean Orchestra ‘Great Awakenings,’ 8 p.m. at the Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Music from Handel, Haydn, Schnauber, Chaminade and Wagner.703-893-8654 or info@mclean-orchestra.org.

Celtic Fusion at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Watch local talent present this classic story. To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

<b>Monday/March 16</b>

Mishka and The Dirty Heads. Reggae/roots. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Return of the Amphibians, 4 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0770.

St. Paddy's Day Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, fingerplay and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Bedtime Stories, 7 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Stories to end the day. All ages. 703-356-0770.

Just Us Girls, 7 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Mother-daughter book discussion. Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop. Age 9-12. 703-242-4020.

Game-On Afternoon Edition, 3:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Wii Mario Cart Tournament. Prizes and snacks provided. Age 6-16. 703-938-0405.

Edsall Road at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Tuesday/March 17</b>

Josh Hoge, Curtis Peoples and Ernie Halter, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

Celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, 6 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. To welcome the coming of the Iranian New Year, this program highlights the traditional festivities held on Chaharshanbeh Suri, the last Tuesday night of the old year. All Ages. 703-938-0405.

Spring Has Sprung, 11 a.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Stories and activities about spring. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.

Printmaking Workshop, 4 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Explore printmaking: mono-prints, relief prints, vegetable prints. Age 7-12. 703-938-0405.

Family Abuse: Legal Aspects, 10 a.m. at the Women’s Center, 127 Park St., NE, Vienna. $55 non-members, $45 members. Registration required, no walk-ins. Reduced fees available based on financial need. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Celtic Fusion and the Flying Cows of Ventry, at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

St. Patrick’s Day Party for Teens. 4-6:30 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, located in the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to wear green and enjoy food, games and contests. Free. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.vienna.gov.

<b>Wednesday/March 18</b>

Sonia & disappear fear. Eclectic world music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Dave Barnes and Gabe Dixon Band, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Too Many Frogs, 10:30 a.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

English Conversation Group, 10 a.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for non-native speakers. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Miss Belle's Sing-Along, 10:30 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Old favorites and original songs. Birth-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

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

Book Discussion, 7:15 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion Group, 7:15 p.m. at the Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call for book title. Adults. 703-356-0770.

PJs and Popcorn, 7 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Watch a movie in your pajamas. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

<b>Thursday/March 19</b>

Battlefield Band, 8 p.m. at The Barns. Traditional and contemporary Scottish music. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Old School Freight Train CD Release. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

Where Does Gold Come From: the Astronomical Origin of the Elements, 6 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Dr. Edward Murphy of the University of Virginia traces the history of a gold atom. Adults. 703-757-8560.

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

Teens in Turmoil. 7:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. Dr. Carol Maxym, author of "Teens in Turmoil," will speak about dealing and working with troubled teens. Suggested donation of $5. Call 703-281-3987 or visit www.GoodShepherdVa.com.

Adult Roundtable. 10 a.m., McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. An "Adult Roundtable Middle School Forum" will be held by the Safe Community Coalition. Visit www.safecommunitycoalition.net.

Memoir Writing. 8:45-10 a.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. Instructor Cheryl Somers Aubin, who holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University, will lead participants in weekly writing exercises and share the results in a supportive atmosphere. Class held Thursdays through April 30. $57.60/Town of Vienna residents, $72/out-of-town participants. Call 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Friday/March 20</b>

Lara St. John, violinist, 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre in "Cinderella," 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $27-$54. Age 12 and under, half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Family Skate Nights, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. $1 per skater; bring your own skates and safety equipment.

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

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.

Valery Lloyd Watts. 7 p.m., at Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road S.W., Vienna. Valery Lloyd-Watts, who has been hailed as the "world’s most listened-to pianist," will perform live. Tickets: $15/adults, $10/seniors and students, free/children 2 and under. Call 703-734-0621 or e-mail harnesselway@aol.com.

<b>Saturday/March 21</b>

HAPA, contemporary Hawaiian duo. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre in "Sleeping Beauty," 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $27-$54. Age 12 and under, half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

‘It's All about the Cats’ Adoption Day sponsored by Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church Falls Church. 703-820-8744. Contact Chris C. Haslam, Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc. at 703-568-3600.

Amateur Photography Contest. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's annual Amateur Photography Contest and Exhibit will be held. Photos will be judged by local professional photographers and ribbons awarded in eight categories: animals, architecture, nature, pictorial, scenic, photojournalism, portraiture and digitally enhanced. Entries will be accepted Thursday, March 19, 5- 9 p.m. and Friday, March 20, 12-3:45 p.m. Entry fee: $10 per person. Call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 or visit www.viennava.gov.

<b>Sunday/March 22</b>

HAPA, contemporary Hawaiian duo. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Todesbonden, Ephemeral Sun and Origin Theory, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Academy of Ancient Music, 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 3:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. 12:30 p.m., Le Mistral Restaurant, 6641 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Bloomingdale’s unveils their Spring Collection and a representative from Estée Lauder presents the latest trends in skin care and make-up, door prizes will be raffled and the McLean Youth Orchestra will perform. Tickets: $50; call 703-821-6646.

‘What’s the truth About Islam?’ 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Dr. Laurent Murawiec of the Hudson Institute offers his views on militant Islamic elements. Free. 703-587-0751.

Meadowlark Gardens History. 1 p.m., McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Meadowlark’s Chief Horticulturalist Doris Rodriguez will focus on the daylily collection and other major collections at the gardens. Free; open to the public. Call 703-534-7729.

Music from Oberlin. 7:30 p.m., Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The Darwin String Quartet will perform works by Beethoven and Mozart. Free. Call 703-893-9072 or visit www.oberlin.edu/alumni.