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Weekly Entertainment (Vienna/McLean/Great Falls)

May 17-24.

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Thursday/May 17

An Evening with Charlie Hunter. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Chapter 227, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. 7:30 p.m. Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Cedar Lane Shopping Center, Vienna. Including the presentation of awards to the winners of the 12th Annual Vince Kaspar Awards for Excellence in the Arts, a community program recognizes art and poetry talents of local high school students. The general public and all veterans are invited. Free admission is free. 703-255-0353 or

www.vva227.org.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

One-on-One English Practice. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call for appointment with an ESL volunteer. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali. Adults. 703-242-4020.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn about library ebooks and how to access them with your compatible device. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Manhunt by James Swanson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

Friday/May 18

"Flora the Red Menace." 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. A musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, set in the Great Depression. $15-$30. www.1ststagetysons.org.

Friends of the Great Falls Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Spring used book sale. 703-757-8560.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. English conversation group. Adults. 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.

Friday Flicks. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call for movie title. All ages. 703-790-8088.

An Evening with John Fullbright at 7:30 p.m.; FunkMnkyz, Feed God Cabbage, Poor Man’s Copyright and Castro at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

"Sleuth." 7:30 p.m. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Providence Players in a whodunit classic. $15-$18. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Saturday/May 19

McLean Day 2012: Celebrating Our Hometown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Family fun day of outdoor activities, including amusement rides and stage entertainment plus four new food vendors. Free admission.

Colonial Spring Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Period music, quoits and other games, children’s puppet theater, farm animals. Fencing lessons, blacksmith, herbs and flowers, colonial market stands and more. See Farm family and community members in character and costume. Refreshments available. Adults $6, age 3-12 and seniors $3. 703-903-9330.

Children’s Shows: Milkshake Trio. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Flea Market & Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Spaces available to rent, $20. 703-582-1640 or c.wright@longandfoster.com.

Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Two original one-act ballets: Snow White and Alice in Wonderland. $30. 703-893-0404 or www.kintzmejiaballet.com.

"Flora the Red Menace." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. A musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, set in the Great Depression. $15-$30. www.1ststagetysons.org.

Art Reception and Benefit Raffle. 4 p.m. The Vienna Arts Society, 115 Pleasant St. N.W., Vienna. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Legion's emergency fund for military families in distress. 703-319-3971 or www.ViennaArtsSociety.org.

Korean Bell Garden Opening. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Marking the 25th anniversary of Meadowlark's 1987 opening. 703-255-3631.

Volksmarch. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. www.ava.org, event #92677.

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Experts answer gardening questions. 703-242-4020.

Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice for home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Friends of the Great Falls Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Spring used book sale. 703-757-8560.

Using Library eBooks and eAudioBooks. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. One-on-one instruction on selecting, checking out and using Fairfax County Public Library eBooks and eAudioBooks available through OverDrive. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Plant Clinic hosted by the Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Answers to gardening questions. Adults. 703-790-8088.

The Joy of Dance with Ballet & Jazz. 3 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. The Adagio Dance Company and Adagio Ballet's Advanced Jazz students. All Ages. 703-790-8088.

Bach 2 Rock Music Teachers. 5 p.m. The Palladium Civic Place Green, 1445 Laughlin Avenue, McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Country Western Dance. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lesson 7:30 p.m., couples lesson 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Carsie Blanton and Dawn Landes at 7:30 p.m.; In The Lobby Bar with Fight The Lion at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Seikilos to U2: A Tour Through Music History. 7:30 p.m. UUCF 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The Vienna Choral Society presents a concert to support arts education. Pre-concert talk by Creative Director Jennifer Rodgers Beach, 7 p.m. $15-$20, families $35. www.viennachoralsocieety.org.

City of Fairfax Antique Car Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St, Fairfax. See a Model-T Ford reassembled in 15 minutes. Antique cars and live bluegrass music. Food available for purchase. Presented by the Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-08 Club, the City of Fairfax and others. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C. www.nvrg.org or info@nvrg.org.

Wine down with the Ques Wine Tasting Fundraiser. 1 p.m. The Tasting Room of Maison du Vin, 7 756 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls. Wine tasting, hot hors d'oeuvres and live jazz music. $45, age 21 and up. Proceeds benefit the scholarship program. info@OKK-QUES.org or okk-ques.org/winetasting.

Benefit Yard Sale for Hartwood Foundation and Relay for Life. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 608 Plum St., Vienna. Hosted by the Vienna Woman's Club. pegpuhl@cardinalsfec.com.

Community Cookout. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Loebig Chiropractic and Rehab, 754 Walker Road, Great Falls. Free adjustments for existing patients, seated massages and more. Hot dogs, face painting and moon bounce. 703-757-5817 or www.loebigchiropractic.com.

"Sleuth." 7:30 p.m. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Providence Players in a whodunit classic. $15-$18. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Sunday/May 20

Mosaic Harmony Choir. 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Silent auction beginning at 3:30 p.m. $25-$30, under age 12 free. www.mosaicharmony.org or 703-764-8061.

Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet. 2 p.m. George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Two original one-act ballets: Snow White and Alice in Wonderland. $30. 703-893-0404 or www.kintzmejiaballet.com.

City of Fairfax Band: Rite of Spring. 3 p.m. Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Northern Virginia Youth Winds, the official youth ensemble of the City of Fairfax Band Association, comprised of high school woodwind, brass and percussion students. $5, students free. christinarbianchi@gmail.com.

"Flora the Red Menace." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tyson’s Corner. A musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, set in the Great Depression. $15-$30. www.1ststagetysons.org.

Mill Run Dulcimer Band Concert. 2 p.m. Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, McLean. Old-time tunes. Free. 703-759-2771.

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge. 10 a.m. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. For age 2 and up, accompanied by register adult. Listen to Pooh’s story. $5. Register at 703-759-9018.

Colonial Spring Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Period music, quoits and other games, children’s puppet theater, farm animals. Fencing lessons, blacksmith, herbs and flowers, colonial market stands and more. See Farm family and community members in character and costume. Refreshments available. Adults $6, age 3-12 and seniors $3. 703-903-9330.

Wakefield Chorale Spring Concert. 7 p.m. Ernst Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Show tunes, patriotic, classical and spiritual numbers. Tickets available at door. 703-451-7917.

Gardening with Deer. 2 p.m. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Tips on how to plan your garden with deer in mind. $5. Reservations required at 703-255-3631.

Half Brother and The Jefferson Davis Highway String Band at 1 p.m.; William Beckett (formerly of The Academy Is…) and Mansions at 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Words&Music, Inc. American Composer Series. 7 p.m. St. Francis Episcopal Church, at 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Pre-concert discussion at 6:15 p.m. The area premiere of Tom Cipullo’s "Insomnia" and a new version of Howard Frazin’s "The Voice of Isaac." Featuring baritone Steven Combs. Reception to follow. $25 adults, $18 students and seniors. info@words-music.org or 202-643-7282.

"Sleuth." 2 p.m. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Providence Players in a whodunit classic. $15-$18. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Monday/May 21

English Conversation. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for non-native speakers. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Tales to Tails. 4:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Read aloud to Chelsea, a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. 703-293-6227.

Tiny Tot Time. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Songs, rhymes and activities. Age 13-23 months. 703-356-0770.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

V.I.P. Vienna. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Support group for visually impaired persons. Adults. 703-938-0405.

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

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Spirit Family Reunion. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Tuesday/May 22

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 3 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Great Decisions Seminar. 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Tuesday Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 1-2 with caregiver. 703-790-8088.

Personalized Internet Training. 2:30 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. A 45-minute Internet training session with a technology volunteer. Call for appointment. 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.

Our Vintage Film, Bonaventure, The Offset and Money Cannot Be Eaten. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Wednesday/May 23

Jammin' Juniors. 12:30 p.m. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Concert for age 2-5 with Peter McCory. Free. sabrina.anwah@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Toddler Tales. 10:30 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-242-4020.

Are You Hungry for Books? 5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Bring your appetite for a fun filled book talk. Grades 7-10. 703-293-6227.

Pirates Go Sailing. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. What's it like to be a pirate? Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

Fire Safety Puppet Show. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. "Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only," a puppet show presented by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. The program will focus on this important part of fire safety. 703-757-8560.

A Duo-licious Night with Cletus and Lori, ilyAIMY, Naked Blue and Véronneau. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

Thursday/May 24

Place Flags on Veterans’ Graves. 10 a.m. Flint Hill Cemetery, Route 123 between Hibbard St. and Courthouse Road, Vienna. The American Legion Auxiliary of Vienna welcomes volunteers to help decorate veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. Meet inside the cemetery beside the tool shed. All welcome. 703-938-1379.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and Excel. Call for appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

One-on-One English Practice. 2 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Call for appointment with an ESL volunteer. Adults. 703-242-4020.

eBook/eReader Instruction. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Learn about library ebooks and how to access them with your compatible device. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-242-4020.

Mother Goose. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth to 23 months with adult. 703-293-6227.

Dangermuffin and David Mayfield Parade. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. www.janmminjava.com.

"Sleuth." 7:30 p.m. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Providence Players in a whodunit classic. $15-$18. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.