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<b>Thursday/June 17</b>

Mahala. 7:30 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. South African township music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Miles Stiebel Band. 7 p.m. at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston.

Contemporary Jazz. www.milesstiebel.com

Sing a Song. 10 a.m. Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. $5/child RA members; $8/child non-members. Learn about birds and how to identify some just by their songs. For ages 3–5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve at 703-476-9689 ext. 6540 or naturalist@reston.org.

<b>Friday/June 18</b>

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern will open at 9:30 a.m. for the World Cup soccer game United States vs. Slovenia, in high-definition and in stereophonic sound. 697 Spring Street, Herndon.

Taste of Reston. 3-11 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 1760 Reston Parkway, Reston. More than 30 area restaurants, live musical entertainment and children’s activity tent. Free admission, food tickets $1 each. 703-707-9045.

Cats. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$245. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/June 19</b>

Taste of Reston: Guns n' Hoses Chili Cook-off. 12-4:30 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 1760 Reston Parkway, Reston. The "Guns n' Hoses Chili Cook-off" will pit cops against firemen in the ultimate battle of the heroes: in aprons in front of chili pots. More than 30 area restaurants, live musical entertainment and children’s activity tent. Free admission, food tickets $1 each. 703-707-9045.

Become a Pilot Family Day and Aviation Display. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Explore an outdoor aviation display with more than 50 visiting vintage, recreational, military, and homebuilt aircraft. Talk to pilots and find out what skills are needed to fly. Test your piloting skills in flight simulators. Story time and activities for children. Free event. Parking $15. www.nasm.si.edu/becomeapilot.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's OTO String Quartet. 10 a.m. Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. Showing the performing techniques and qualities of string instruments. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Heritage Fellowship Girl Scout Troop 8 Health Fair. 3 to 5 p.m. at 1351 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon. Booths with nutrition and fitness information, an obstacle course, moon bounce, hula hoop contest and more. 703-774-8433.

New Orleans Porch Party: C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Taste. 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Town Center, 1760 Reston Parkway, Reston. Zydeco and high-energy blues. www.restontowncenter.com.

The Viking Choir. 5:30 p.m. at Herndon United Methodist Church located at 701 Bennett Herndon. The choir consists of 31 boys ages 9-14. rkconsult@aol.com.

Boy Scout Troop 1257 Yard Sale. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Church of the Epiphany, corner of Fairfax County Parkway and Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. 703-887-8579 or email jticer@patriot.net.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-242-4020.

Tom Finn Book Signing. 2 p.m. at Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. “Are You Clueless? 7 Clues to Profit, Productivity, & Partnership For Leaders in a Multicultural World”. 703-709-7700 or RestonMuseum@gmail.com.

Cats. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$245. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/June 20</b>

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Dixieland Band. 2 p.m. Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. New Orleans inspired music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Artist’s Reception. 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. David and Jane Ernst will display fine art photography and digital paintings through July 25. janemernst@verizon.net.

Cats. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$245. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/June 21</b>

Earth, Wind & Fire. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $58-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

ESL Beginners. 11 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. ESL conversation group. Adults. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/June 22</b>

Dig Those Dinosaurs. 6:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Beale Street Puppets presents prehistoric performers that bring the past alive. All ages. 703-242-4020.

ESL Advanced. 11 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Practice your English in a group with a volunteer facilitator. Adults. 703-689-2700.

Folk Club of Reston-Herndon: Mary Flower. 7:15 p.m. at The Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden St., Herndon. $12, $11 members. DAHurdSr@cs.com.

<b>Wednesday/June 23</b>

The Power of Public Art: Artists and the Environment. 7 p.m. at Sunset Hills Montessori School, 11180 Ridge Heights Road, Reston. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Reserve at ChezNousReston@gmail.com or 571-235-3556.