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<b>Thursday/Sept. 24</b>

Alzheimer’s Family Day Center’s 25th Anniversary Garden Party. 6-9 p.m. at The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Garden, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. $25. Fine food and drink, live music and a silent auction. Visit the event website to see the list of auction items. All proceeds will benefit the center's therapeutic programming. 703-204-4664 or afdc@alzheimersfdc.org. www.alzheimersfdc.org/25th.htm.

High Tea and Passion for "ChariTea" Raffle. 2-4 p.m. at River Bend Golf and Country Club, 375 Walker Road, Great Falls. Auction proceeds will benefit the Artemis House, Happy Hugs, Camp Frasier, Lift Me Up, Volunteer Emergency Families for Children and more. $28. Send checks made out to GFWC to Debby Bailine, 9901 Blackmore Vale Way, Great Falls, VA 22066. 703-757-2244 or 703-759-2077.

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.

Dean Fields, The Brilliant Inventions, Cletus & Lori and Ellen Cherry. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Ronald Kessler to sign In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 7851 Tysons Corner Center, McLean. 703-506-2937.

<b>Friday/Sept. 25</b>

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.

Terrific Two's. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-790-8088.

Game of Love and Chance. 8 p.m. at First Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStage SpringHill.org/game.

The Beach Boys – Twisted! at 6:30 p.m. and BetaRaz Presents: Powerhouse at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

McLean Community Players’ "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $15 adults and $13 for students and seniors, available at the box office,

by phone at 703-790-9223 or through Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com. www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 26</b>

Almost Home & The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Novelists Pam Jenoff and C.M. Mayo discuss their latest novels that involve the secrets of World War II, plus U.S., Mexican and local history. 703-938-0405.

NOVACO 10th Anniversary Dinner and Auction. Seated dinner, silent and live auction at the Westwood Country Club. Support NOVACO's mission to assist victims of domestic abuse. Tickets $85. www.novaco.org/tickets.html

Derek Webb with Sandra McCracken, 6 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 in advance and $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Friends of the Virginia Room Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax.

Game of Love and Chance. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at First Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStage SpringHill.org/game.

The Beach Boys – Twisted! at 1:30 p.m., Derek Webb CD Release and Sandra McCracken at 6 p.m. and Allmanact at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Rick Thompson Jazz Quartet. 4-6 p.m. at the Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Kay Egyhazy's artist's reception. 6-9 p.m. at Applegate Gallery & Custom Framing, 101 Church St. N.W. Suite C, Vienna. Drinks and food will be served. The exhibit will run from Sept. 26-Oct. 28.

McLean Community Players’ "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $15 adults and $13 for students and seniors, available at the box office,

by phone at 703-790-9223 or through Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com. www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 27</b>

Derek Webb with Sandra McCracken, 7 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 in advance and $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Game of Love and Chance. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at First Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStage SpringHill.org/game.

McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women Open House & Reception. 2:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. 703/734-0367 or www.mcleanaauw.org.

National Council of Negro Women - Northern Virginia Section 33rd Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show. 1 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Chuch. All proceeds will benefit community service projects, including health and career fairs, educational workshops and educational grants. BusinessEventCompany@yahoo.com, 703-400-5633 or 703-533-0134.

McLean Community Players’ "The Importance of Being Earnest," 2 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $15 adults and $13 for students and seniors, available at the box office,

by phone at 703-790-9223 or through Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com. www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Monday/Sept. 28</b>

The Lost Fingers. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Moon Madness. 4:30 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Explore the moon through activities, make moon pie craters and discover how the moon changes phases. Age 6-12. 703-757-8560.

Game On Afternoon Edition. 3:30 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Test your prowess at our Wii Mario Kart Tournament. Age 6-16. 703-938-0405.

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

Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Monthly Speaker Meeting. 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Speaker will be Trudy Harsh on the Brain Foundation, Laura's House, and Housing for People with Mental Illness. Call Joe Lipari at 703-256-2908.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 29</b>

Tyrone Wells (intimate and acoustic), Matt Hires and Keaton Simons. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Personalized Internet Training. 2:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A 45-minute one-on-one Internet training sessions with a technology volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Book Talk for Book Lovers. 6:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.

Book discussion. "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" by Jeffrey Toobin. Adults. 703-790-8088.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-790-8088.

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

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 30</b>

Tyrone Wells, The Myriad and Matt Hires. 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Creepy Crawly Friends. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Find bugs in stories. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

Personalized Microsoft OfficeTraining. 7:15 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.

A 45-minute one-on-one Microsoft Office training session with a technology volunteer. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-790-8088.

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

Financial Workshop. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn finance and investment tips for today's economic climate. Adults. 703-242-4020.

One-man Band Peter McCory. 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center Alden Theater, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. www.mcleancenter.org.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 1</b>

Charlotte Martin and Matt Duke. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

DiG PiNK National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally. Oakton High School Volleyball Team will be hosting DiG PiNK match against the Centreville Wildcats beginning with the freshman match at 5 p.m. followed by the JV match at 6 p.m. and the varsity match at 7 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to make a statement by wearing pink to the match. Oakton High School Gymnasium.

<b>Friday/Oct. 2</b>

Game of Love and Chance. 8 p.m. at First Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStage SpringHill.org/game.

Kim Richey and Will Kimbrough at 7 p.m. and Betaraz Entertainment Presents: VA Strong at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

McLean Community Players’ "The Importance of Being Earnest," 8 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $15 adults and $13 for students and seniors, available at the box office,

by phone at 703-790-9223 or through Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com. www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 3</b>

Vienna Oktoberfest 2009. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Historic Church St., Vienna. Live music, food, beer garden, free children's activities and entertainment stage, and a festival marketplace. Sponsored by the Vienna Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. 703-281-1333 or dpoldy@vtrcc.org

The Vienna Optimist Club's 4th Annual "Walk for Growing Hope," to assist local children diagnosed with cancer, will be begin prior to the Oktoberfest at 8 a.m. from the parking lot across from the Vienna train station.

Dulles Day Family Festival and 17th Annual Plane Pull. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Dulles International Airport, behind Cargo Building 5. Follow signs on airport grounds to event parking. Admission and parking are free. The Plane Pull pits teams of 25 people in a game of "tug of war" against a FedEx jet. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Virginia. Kids' Bus Pull, games and activities, live music and car show. Aircraft on display include military, civilian and World War II-era aircraft: P-51 Mustang "Quicksilver," F4U-5U Corsair, HU-16 Albatross and A-26 Douglas Invader, KC-135R, C-160, A-10 and more. 703-359-4301 or www.planepull.com.

Masterworks 2 with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Mendelssohn’s Overture to The Fair Melusine, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. Pre-concert lecture free to ticketed patrons, 7 p.m. 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com.

Country Western Dance, Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., two-step lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. $10 NVCWDA members, $12 non-members. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Game of Love and Chance. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at First Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. $25 adults, $15 students. www.1stStage SpringHill.org/game.

The Ditty Bops at 7 p.m. and Popa Chubby at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Mental Illness Awareness Walk. 10 a.m. at Meadowlark Park at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court. www.nami.org/namiwalks09/VIR/NVNavigators, 703-624-1044 or 703-867-5671.

Pine Glen Neighborhood Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Pine Knot Drive, Vienna.

McLean Community Players’ "The Importance of Being Earnest," 2 p.m. at the Alden Theater in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. There will be a pre-show lecture by George Mason University theater professor Rick Davis at this show only. $15 adults and $13 for students and seniors, available at the box office, by phone at 703-790-9223 or through Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com. www.mcleanplayers.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 4</b>

MPAartfest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd. Children’s ArtWalk and ArtTent, Live performances all day. Food from local restaurants available. 703-790-1953 or www.mpaart.org.

The Scenic, The Status, Chasing Daylight and Michael Butler at 2 p.m. Tom Russell CD Release at 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Fairfax Family Practice Benefit Concert with The Lost Trailers, 7 p.m. at The State Theatre in Falls Church. All proceeds to benefit Shoulder to Shoulder and their ongoing work in Pinares, Honduras. Tickets $30. www.thestatetheatre.com.