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Vienna/McLean/Great Falls Calendar, Nov. 8-18

(Left to right) Highlander Drum Majors and Section Leaders Alley Arnold, Blake Robertson, Annie Lord and Nick Heo are excited to sell some fruit. The McLean High School Band's annual fruit sale runs through Nov. 15 and packages can be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 8, at McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Order online at www.mcleanband.org.

(Left to right) Highlander Drum Majors and Section Leaders Alley Arnold, Blake Robertson, Annie Lord and Nick Heo are excited to sell some fruit. The McLean High School Band's annual fruit sale runs through Nov. 15 and packages can be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 8, at McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Order online at www.mcleanband.org. Photo Contributed

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Thursday/Nov. 8

Flag Placing. 10 a.m., at Flint Hill Cemetery, on Chain Bridge Road between Courthouse Road on Hibbard Street. The Vienna American Legion Auxiliary places flags on veterans' graves; meet at the maintenance shed. 703-938-1379.

Building Blocks: Giving Children a Strong Foundation. 6-9:30 p.m., Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. In honor of the retirement of the Falls Church-McLean Children's Center executive director, faith groups, community organizations and corporations hold a reception and silent auction preceding a dinner and awards ceremony. Reservations by Oct. 15. 703-534-4907 or http://fcmlcc.org.

Romeo and Juliet Together (and Alive!) at Last. 7:30 p.m., at Sherman Arts Center at Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The middle school's fall production of Romeo and Juliet ditches the tragedy and gets comedic and modern. $8. www.langleyschool.org.

Artist Demonstration: Painting in Pastels. 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Vienna Arts Society Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., NE, Vienna. Internationally known artist and author Maggie Price gives a two hour demonstration of her technique. 703-319-3971 or http://www.MaggiePriceArt.com.

A Night of Contemporary Folk Tunes: Tim O'Brien and Old Man Luedecke. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. O'Brien, first a folk music man in the 80s then a solo Grammy-winning bluegrass artist returns after three years with Old Man Luedecke. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/Nov. 9

Romeo and Juliet Together (and Alive!) at Last. 7:30 p.m., at Sherman Arts Center at Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The middle school's fall production of Romeo and Juliet ditches the tragedy and gets comedic and modern. $8. www.langleyschool.org.

Chaise Lounge. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The D.C.-based jazz ensemble bring the 60s swing-jazz scene with them. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Annual Fall Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Flame Room at the fire department, 400 Center St. S., Vienna. The bazaar features crafts and home-based businesses offering up holiday decorations, home and gift items; baked goods and lunch available. 703-309-3468 or Dancers1023@aol.com.

36th Annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelains, paintings, prints, linens, Oriental carpets, rugs, on-site glass repair and more. $7. www.pappabello.com.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show. 10:30 a.m., at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. The illustrator/songwriter/musician Morgan Taylor brings his "musical moving book" experience, part pop rock, part storybook. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Romeo and Juliet Together (and Alive!) at Last. 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m., at Sherman Arts Center at Langley School, 1411 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The middle school's fall production of Romeo and Juliet ditches the tragedy and gets comedic and modern. $8. www.langleyschool.org.

Community Harvest Dinner. 4-7 p.m., St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Turkey dinner, dessert and sides included. $10, adults; $5, children 10-and-under. 703-893-9220.

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola. 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Guitarist/composer Charlie Hunter has a new duo with drummer Scott Amendola for their new album, Now Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead. $15, in advance; $20. 703-255-1566 or http://www.jamminjava.com.

Eddie From Ohio's and Julie Murphy Wells. 7:30 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Recognized as the "Best Contemporary Folk Group" by the Washington Area Music Association, Wells found national recognition with Eddie From Ohio and they play on. www.wolftrap.org.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony. 11 a.m., at 330 Center St. N, Vienna. USAF General Bob Ranck speaks; the public is invited (all are requested to park at the back of the building). 703-938-9535.

36th Annual McLean Antiques Show & Sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelains, paintings, prints, linens, Oriental carpets, rugs, on-site glass repair and more. $7. www.pappabello.com.

QL+ BBQ. 2-6 p.m., at the Pavilions of Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Themed "Empowering Heroes Through Technology," Quality of Life Plus holds a BBQ event with silent and live auctions, rides, games, face painting, arts and crafts, drinks and dinner to benefit the nation's heroes. $50, adults; $20, ages 6-18; 5-and-under, free. www.qlplus.org.

Fall Concerts of Traditional Celtic Music at the Old Brogue. 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Come for an evening of pan-Celtic music on the scintillating strings of hammered dulcimer, fiddle and harp. Season ticket; $65,ticket for one concert; $15. Reservations. 703-759-3309. www.oldbrogue.com

Monday/Nov. 12

Great Falls Freedom Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony. 11 a.m., at the Freedom Memorial, behind Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Members of the Marine Corps Reserve, Great Falls Elementary School, the Great Falls Village Green Day School, Langley High's Madrigal Choir and founder of The American Veterans Center join together to remember.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

NAACP Fairfax County Branch Elections. 5:30-8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard St., Vienna. Presidential hopeful Shirley Ginwright, first vice presidential candidate Ralph Cooper and second vice presidential candidate Cynthia Colton stand for election. voteforshirleyginwright.yolasite.com.

AAUW Branch Program. 7 p.m., at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A talk on the challenges and successes of bringing life saving preventive and curative health care to rural, under-served families in Ethiopia through the Rural Health Extension Worker Program. 703-790-5550.

AAUW Military Roles. 7 p.m., at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. A retired naval commander shares her experiences and talks on changes in technology, the role of women in the military and the armed forces' evolving missions. 703-321-7499.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

The Vienna Photographic Society's Photography Competition. 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Any VPS member, even those who join the night of the competition, may compete, with the theme for the competition being "Animal Portraits." 703-451-7298 or www.vps-va.org.

Karla Bonoff and Steve Forbert. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk-rock music veterans return with classics and new songs. www.wolftrap.org.

Thursday/Nov. 15

Oakton Church of the Brethren's 19th Annual Christmas Craft Show. 10 a.m.-7p.m., at 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna. The craft show features a wide variety of handmade items and craft supplies for purchase, plus a soup and sandwich lunch and bake sale. 703-281-4411 or www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Karla Bonoff and Steve Forbert. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk-rock music veterans return with classics and new songs. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/Nov. 16

McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m.-noon, at Mclean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean. Watercolorist David Daniels will be the featured artist at this meeting with his impressionistic and nature inspired pictures. 703 790-0123.

Oakton Church of the Brethren's 19th Annual Christmas Craft Show. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna. The craft show features a wide variety of handmade items and craft supplies for purchase, plus a soup and sandwich lunch and bake sale. 703-281-4411 or www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Howard Levy. 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The multiple Grammy Award-winner, a master of the diatonic harmonica and a pianist and composer, returns to the Barns after 25 years. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Oakton Church of the Brethren's 19th Annual Christmas Craft Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna. The craft show features a wide variety of handmade items and craft supplies for purchase, plus a soup and sandwich lunch and bake sale. 703-281-4411 or www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Shopping Shindig. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Body Elements, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 100, Vienna. Shop for gifts from local women-owned shops while you sip wine. www.body-elements.com.

Thanksgiving Season Labyrinth Walk. 4-7 p.m., at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6817 Dean Drive, McLean. Find a safe, calm space to reflect, contemplate, look for guidance or walk in remembrance, grief, thanksgiving, for balance or even adventure. www.charleswesleyumc.org.

Lift Me Up! Gala. 7 p.m., at the BMW of Sterling Dealership, 21826 Pacific Blvd., Sterling. Cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner and show to benefit the Lift Me Up! therapeutic riding; black and white cocktail attire. 703-759-6221 or www.LiftMeUp.org.

Sugar Cookie Soirée. 7-11:30 p.m., at The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Fall gala/fundraiser with cocktails, Vegas-style gaming, live and silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, DJ Loud Tone and "Enchanted Forest" aura to benefit Junior League of Northern Virginia community programs. $85. 703-442-4163 or www.jlnv.org/the-enchanted-forest or tef@jlnv.org.

BLUE County Experience. 8 p.m., at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. An eclectic mix of rock, hip hop, soul, blues and funk for an emotional, intense show. www.jamminjava.com.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. 2 p.m., at the Alden, 1235 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A play for children about being a child—how to deal with bossy older sisters, being afraid of everything? Ask Sheila. Ages 7-plus. $15; $10, MCC residents. www.aldentheatre.org.

Fall Concerts of Traditional Celtic Music. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. VA and Barnaby Productions, Inc. present the 10th season of family friendly, fall traditional Celtic concerts. Tickets for all 5 concerts, $65; $15 each for individual concerts. Reservations. 703-759-3309.