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Teddy Bear Band will perform on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at the McLean Community Center Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $14, $10 district residents. For ages 3 and up.

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On Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. the Fynesound will perform Music of Scotland and Ireland in song with Celtic harp, fiddle and cello at The Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls.

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<b>Thursday/Oct. 29</b>

Joshua James. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Treasured Threes to Fives.10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Patrick Henry Book Club. 1 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Adult book discussion. The People on Privilege Hill by Jane Gardam. 703-938-0405.

Oatlands Paranormal Tours. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Take an evening tour through Oatlands mansion to hear about ghostly legends and paranormal investigations and maybe experience something of your own. Adults $12, under age12 $5. Space is limited, call 703-777-3174 for reservations.

An Evening with Melissa Manchester. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Park for the Performing Arts. $35. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

Freedom Without Walls: A Gala Commemoration. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall. A gala concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, featuring an original movement piece by Artists in Action, readings, songs and a chorale movement from Beethoven's majestic 9th Symphony. Light refreshments will be served following the reception. Free admission. chnm.gmu.edu/freedomwithoutwalls.

<b>Friday/Oct. 30</b>

The Downtown Fiction and Amely. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

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

NRA National Firearms Museum Tricks and Treats. 4-7 p.m. at the National Firearms Museum, NRA Headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. Free, costumes encouraged. ‘Spooktacular’ decorations, candy and goodies scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries, donuts and cider for adults. 703-267-1620 or nra.nationalfirearms.museum.

Oatlands Paranormal Tours. 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Take an evening tour through Oatlands mansion to hear about ghostly legends and paranormal investigations and maybe experience something of your own. Adults $12, under age12 $5. Space is limited, call 703-777-3174 for reservations.

Sapphire: The Uppity Blues Women. 7:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Park for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 31</b>

A Cuddly Halloween with the Teddy Bear Band. 2 p.m. at the McLean Community Center Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $14, $10 district residents. For ages 3 and up. Bring your teddy bears and sing, clap and play with the Teddy Bear Band. 703-744-9223.

Bob. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

NRA National Firearms Museum Tricks and Treats. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at the National Firearms Museum, NRA Headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. Free, costumes encouraged. ‘Spooktacular’ decorations, candy and goodies scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries, donuts and cider for adults. 703-267-1620 or nra.nationalfirearms.museum.

Halloween Artist's Reception. 6 p.m. at Applegate Gallery & Custom Framing, 101 Church St. N.W., Vienna. Masquerade party and the newest works by John Potter. Costumes and masks encouraged. Food and drinks will be served. 703-281-1364.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association, at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lessons beginning at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. $10 for members, $12 for non-members, $5 for ages 16-20. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941

Computer Mania Day. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Students will experience hands-on workshops led by positive female role models from academia, industry, and government sectors. Workshops include how to prepare students for college, getting girls interested in tech careers, and keeping children safe online. Free. www.computer-mania.info.

Kitten and Cat Adoptions. 1-4 p.m. at Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center, 234 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. With Piedmont Feline Rescue League. 703-242-PETS.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. 2-5 p.m. at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Featuring hundreds of cut mum cultivars, hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, bonsai and fukusuke exhibits and more. 703-560-8776.

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Marching Band Festival, Northeast Region. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the gate, cost unknown at this time. Twenty-two high school bands from Arlington, Alexandria, Louisa County, Falls Church, Manassas, Fairfax, Centreville, Springfield, Burke, Woodbridge, Herndon, Lorton and Vienna are expected to compete. www.vboda.org/StateMarch/2009StMarch/schedules/northeast%202009.pdf.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 1</b>

St. John’s Choir presents John Rutter’s Requiem. 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The choir will be accompanied by the Sunrise String Quartet, organ, oboe, flute, harp, and impani. 703-356-4902 or www.stjohnsmclean.org.

Annual Art & Antiques Sale. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Thrift Shop, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean. 703-356-7420.

Fynesound. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Reservations required. $15. 703-759-3309 or www.fynesound.com.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Featuring hundreds of cut mum cultivars, hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, bonsai and fukusuke exhibits and more. 703-560-8776.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 3</b>

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

Mindful Eating: Savoring and Appreciating the Food You Eat. 7 p.m. at The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. Jennifer Howe, Certified Holistic Health Counselor. $35 non-members, $25 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 4</b>

Great Falls Historical Society: The WWI Memorial on the National Mall, its History and Preservation. 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The World War I monument, dedicated to the 499 DC WWI dead, is the only WWI memorial on the National Mall. National Park Service Ranger Michael Kelly will discuss the history of the WWI memorial and NPS plans for its restoration. Grhs.org.

Line Dancing Classes for Active Seniors. 11 a.m. at the Vinson Dominion Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Join a new community program designed for age 55 and over. Free. Wear low heels and comfortable shoes. Registration required. 703-442-9075, TTY 711.

P.C. & Kristin Cast. 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Hwy, Fairfax. Reading and signing of Tempted. 703-359-8420.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 5</b>

Habatat Gallery Fundraising Event. 7-10 p.m.at Habatat Gallery, 8020 Towers Crescent Drive, Tysons Corner. Help to raise money for a service dog for Henna, who suffered brain damage after being abused by her biological father at 2 years of age. $25 at the door. Music by Walk O'Shame, cocktails and wine, raffle for a trip to a Four Season Resort and more. 703-989-7110 or infoVA@habatatgalleries.com.

Willy Porter and Luke Doucet. 8 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $20. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/Nov. 6</b>

Conquer Cholesterol. 1 p.m. at the Inova Fairfax Diabetes Center, 2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 100, Fairfax. Two two-hour classes, in which registered dietitians will explain how to reduce cholesterol levels through diet, exercise and weight management. $50. Registration required. 703-750-8800 or www.inova.org/healthclasses

Chad and Jeremy. 8 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 7</b>

Sully Colonial Day. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Interpreters re-create scenes of mid-18th century military and civilian daily life. Skirmishes between British and American troops, 18th century games, tours of the 1794 home of Henry Lee. Make a toy to take home. Learn about the tobacco trade, how to turn wool into cloth or how to make stew. $8 adults, $6 seniors and children. 703-437-1794 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

The Smart Split: Legal Aspects You Need to Know About Separation and Divorce. 7 p.m. at the Mclean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Jeffrey Sprowls, Esquire. $35 non-members, $25 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit SHARE. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Brooke and Keith Desserich. 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highwayy, Fairfax. Discussion and signing of Notes Left Behind. 703-359-8420.

Janis Ian. 7 p.m. at the Barns, Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts. $25. 703-938-2404 or Wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 8 </b>

National Symphony Chamber Ensemble. 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123.

James Madison High School Band and Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Benefit 5K Turkey Trot. 7 a.m. at the Firehouse, 400 Center St. South, Vienna and run through wooded neighborhood. $20 ages 15 and older, $10 age14 and under, before Oct. 31. $25 after Oct. 31. Race sponsors collecting non-perishable foods for local food bank. Music, prizes, refreshments and more. Register or print an entry form at www.viennaturkeytrot.com, www.active.com, or

703-638-9426.

Monte Carlo Night. 5:30-10 p.m. Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. $50 per person. Appetizers, casino games, music and dancing, door prizes, silent and live auctions and more. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia. Proceeds go to local educational and civic programs. 703-319-6930.