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Vienna/McLean/Great Falls Events Calendar, Oct. 17 - Nov. 28

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Wednesday/Oct. 17

John Jorgenson. 7:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. "The U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz" and his quintet bring world class music to town. $20. www.jamminjava.com.

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Westerly View From Skyline Drive, Pigment Print, framed under glass (24" x 32") Fine Art Photographs at the Old Brogue Oct. 1-31, Richard Suib's dramatic water, mountain landscapes and wildlife photographs of Great Falls National Park and the Blue Ridge mountains are on display at the Old Brogue in Great Falls, 760 Walker Road, 703-759-0067 or www.richardsuibimages.com.

Vienna Photographic Society's Photo Competition. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Northern Virginia Photographic Society Photographer of the Year Sandi Croan will judge the VPS competition's three categories: digital, print and "Cemeteries" category photos. 703-451-7298 or www.vps-va.org.

The Greencards. 8 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The Grammy-nominated foursome brings worldly influence to the country-bluegrass genre from their latest album The Brick Album. $20. www.wolftrap.org.

Thursday/Oct. 18

BoosterThon Fun Run. 9-11 a.m., at the GFES Baseball Field, 701 Walker Road, Great Falls. Run to fund a new track at the school while promoting lessons of leadership, fitness and character for the children who run. www.boosterthon.com or www.gfespta.com.

Susan Werner. 8 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The singer/songwriter brings introspective blues and folk from her latest album Kicking the Beehive. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday/Oct. 19

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Battlefield Band. 8 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The annual gig with Scottish folk music brings ballads, covers and compositions of their own. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Ninth Annual Great Falls Studios Art Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Falls. A free, self-guided driving tour to meet 49 artists in their home studios or group venues with a concurrent tour to visit a home renovated by Sun Design; art purchasing info, map, artists details, all online. www.SunDesignInc.com and www.GreatFallsStudios.com.

Oktoberfest Bazaar and Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 6817 Dean Drive, McLean. Handcrafted jewelry, silk floral arrangements, hand-carved birds, baked goods and loads of crafts; lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with brats, sauerkraut and the like. www.charleswesleyumc.org.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies, hearty breads, entertainers, candle-dipping, mulled wine, holiday shopping, and tradesmen and the militia make it a big celebration of fall. $6, adults; $3, seniors and children ages 3-12. 703-442-7557 or www.1771.org.

Wounded Warriors Lobster Boil & Barnyard Festival. 2-7 p.m., American Legion Post 180, 330 Center Street, Vienna. Project Enduring Pride provides New England lobster, caribbean music, bar-b-cue chicken, GM Silverado Warrior trucks and live music from the Charlie Groover Band. $25; Wounded Warriors dine free. slddggn@gmail.com.

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

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McLean Symphony: Favorites by Request. The fall 2012 symphony season begins on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alden Theatre, at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Audience members and symphony musicians spoke and the favorites are in: Overture to "Oberon" by von Weber, Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70 by Dvorak, Danse bacchannale of Charles Camille Saint-Saens and Franz von Suppe's Baccacio--Minuet and Tarantella. $25, adults; $20, seniors, $15, students with ID. 1-866-811-4111 or www.aldentheatre.org.

Amanda McBroom. 7:30 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The Broadway songstress, famous for her Golden Globe-winning song "The Rose," brings her songs to Vienna. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

McLean Orchestra: Phantoms and Fantasies. 8 p.m., at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. A night of Halloween haunts, with Mussorgsky, Debussy and Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique; post-concert cake and champagne reception. www.mclean-orchestra.org.

The Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance. 8:30-11 p.m. (lesson starts at 7:30 p.m.) at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Learn two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and specialty dances then dance the night away to the DJ's music; couples and singles invited. $10, members; $12, non-members; $5, children under 18 (with adult). 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Ninth Annual Great Falls Studios Art Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Falls. A free, self-guided driving tour to meet 49 artists in their home studios or group venues with a concurrent tour to visit a home renovated by Sun Design; art purchasing info, map, artists details, all online. www.SunDesignInc.com and www.GreatFallsStudios.com.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm 1771 Market Fair. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies, hearty breads, entertainers, candle-dipping, mulled wine, holiday shopping, and tradesmen and the militia make it a big celebration of fall. $6, adults; $3, seniors and children ages 3-12. 703-442-7557 or www.1771.org.

Great Falls Tree Walk. 1 p.m., at River Bend Park, Great Falls. Local and County officials including Supervisor John Foust and Senator Barbara Favola walk the new one mile Tree Walk along the Potomac River, beginning and ending at the visitor's center.

You Can't Take it with You. 2 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

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F.B. Meekins Pre-school marches in the Vienna Halloween Parade every year. On Wednesday, Oct. 24 starting at 7 p.m., around 35,000 participants and spectators will descend upon Maple Avenue, led by a swarm of costumed children. The parade proceeds to Center Street, marching under this year's theme, "Celebrating Holidays Around the World," with Grand Marshal Santa Claus leading; the entirely volunteer-run parade can use your help, too. www.viennahalloweenparade.org.

Music from Oberlin at Oakton. 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music brings an 12th season of concerts to the church; the program includes Fugue Gottschalk Le banjo; fantaisie grotesque, Hummel Concerto in E-flat Major and Neruda Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, among others. 703-842-3156.

Monday/Oct. 22

The Apiarists' Tale. 1 p.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club hosts an apiarist who tells how he and his wife decided to start beekeeping, from classes on raising bees to building top bar hives. RSVP at latripp24@gmail.com.

Coffee Cupping Event: Penny University, Coffee of Three Continents. 7-8:30 p.m., at Caffe Amouri, 107 Church Street NE, Vienna. Grind, steep, slurp, spit, sit back and describe the flavors; this coffee-tasting class pushes you to ID the nuts, body and myriad flavor notes. Register in the shop or at caffeamouri@gmail.com.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Food Day: Feeding Academic Success. 6 p.m., at Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Community leaders, teachers, parents and students team up with Real Food for Kids for a panel discussion, keynote speaker and a high school salad bar team challenge—judges will present awards for the freshest, most appealing and nutritious salad bars meeting USDA National School Lunch Program guidelines. RSVP. FoodDay2012@realfoodforkids.org.

The George C. Marshall Orchestras. 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. The choir and orchestra perform. www.fcps.edu/marshallhs/.

Langley Choral Department Fall Concert. 7:30 p.m., in the Langley High Auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The award-winning choral department presents their annual fall concert. tel:703-790-9573

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Vienna Halloween Parade. 7 p.m., at Maple Avenue and Branch Road, Vienna. Big name entertainment, a crowd of tens of thousands and parading costumed children; gather with children at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Commerce Bank to walk. www.viennahalloweenparade.org.

Thursday/Oct. 25

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Friday/Oct. 26

McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m.-noon, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Jacqueline Saunders is the featured artist. 703-790-0123.

The Bradley Farm Haunted House. 6-10 p.m., at 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon. Exhibits and well-hidden scares within “The Evil Around Us,”-themed house, deeply haunted with local spook and legend. $5. www.bfhauntedhouse.com.

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

What I Did Last Summer. 8 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The WWII coming-of-age story set in Lake Erie about a rebellious 14-year-old who works as a handyman for a bohemian teacher and develops radical ideas leading to a clash between Charlie's conservative mother and the former member of the upper crust; ages 15-plus. MCP offers a $200 prize and publication for the winning essay on the subject of the play. $16; $14 for seniors, students and MCC members. www.mcleanplayers.org.

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Peony and Pears by Jacqueline Saunders at the McLean Art Society. The graduate of Catholic University with an MFA from the University of Arkansas presents her fluid lines and color washes focused on gesture and action at the meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 26 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123.

Lucy Kaplansky. 8 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Chicago-born singer/songwriter sings smooth vocals and insightful lyrics from her newest album Reunion. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Halloween Costume Fun Run. 9-11 a.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Runners of all ages run laps around campus in costume; for every lap, runners receive a treat; fun run water bottle included. $10 suggested donation. 703-356-3346.

Fairfax Genealogical Society Fall Fair. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna. "Records Within Reach"-themed fair; registration goes up to $45 after Oct. 18. $30, members; $35, non-members. www.fxgs.org.

Fall Bazaar. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Handmade arts and crafts, children's activities and pulled pork barbeque platters. 703-759-3705 or c.wright@longandfoster.com.

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On Oct. 27 from 3-4 p.m., at Wildfire, 1714 International Drive, McLean. Parents and children carve pumpkins with guidance from Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq and NBC4Weekend Anchor Angie Goff; take home your carved pumpkin and a goody bag and benefit Food for Others. $15 per child. 703-442-9110.

Pumpkin Carving Class. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Executive Chef Matthew and his culinary team guide little witches and vampires in honing their artistic skills via pumpkin lantern design; for children ages 6 and older (materials included). $50. Reservations. 703-917-5498.

Fall Bazaar. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Handmade arts and crafts, children's activities and pulled pork barbeque platters. 703-759-3705 or c.wright@longandfoster.com.

Alastair Moock's Slightly Scary Spooktacular. 10:30 a.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Boston roots musician/family entertainer plays slightly scary tunes. $10; children under 1 year, free. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Fun, Festive, Fright-less Halloween Tea. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Come in Halloween costumes for tea, a magician act, a creepy-crawly photo booth and eats like Hair Raising Ham, Cheese Fingers, Dracula's Dark Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Plump Pumpkin Cupcakes, Creepy Cookie Fingers, hot chocolate and apple cider; children receive a special treat and complimentary photo as a memento. $65. Reservations. 703-917-5498.

Halloween Carnival. 6-8:30 p.m., at the City of Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church. Creepy Creature Show from Reptiles Alive!, carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, movies and candy; infants through fifth grade. 703-248-5077 or www.fallschurchva.gov.

The Bradley Farm Haunted House. 6-10 p.m., at 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon. Exhibits and well-hidden scares within “The Evil Around Us,”-themed house, deeply haunted with local spook and legend. $5. www.bfhauntedhouse.com.

Coffee House Evening of Music. 7-9 p.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Dennis Trainor and Dennis Eigell play sounds from the 60s and 70s; goulash soup and fresh bread served. Donations go to water initiative programs. info@elcvienna.org.

ROCKtoberFête. 7-11 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Wolf Trap’s young professionals society holds its second-annual fundraiser by strolling back in time to the Wildest Party in the West; music by Honor by August, DJ, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent auction included. $66, Club 66 members; $75, non-members. 703-255-4030.

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

What I Did Last Summer. 8 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The WWII coming-of-age story set in Lake Erie about a rebellious 14-year-old who works as a handyman for a bohemian teacher and develops radical ideas leading to a clash between Charlie's conservative mother and the former member of the upper crust; ages 15-plus. MCP offers a $200 prize and publication for the winning essay on the subject of the play. $16; $14 for seniors, students and MCC members. www.mcleanplayers.org.

Sunday/Oct. 28

You Can't Take it with You. 2 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

What I Did Last Summer. 2 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The WWII coming-of-age story set in Lake Erie about a rebellious 14-year-old who works as a handyman for a bohemian teacher and develops radical ideas leading to a clash between Charlie's conservative mother and the former member of the upper crust; ages 15-plus. MCP offers a $200 prize and publication for the winning essay on the subject of the play. $16; $14 for seniors, students and MCC members. www.mcleanplayers.org.

Halloween Bingo. 2-5 p.m., at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center Street S, Vienna. Dress up to win the costume contest and play bingo for up to a $1,000 prize. $20. 703-938-2678.

Trunk or Treat. 4-6 p.m., at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Decorate the trunk of your car and fill it with treats to join a parking lot-full of other festive, treat-filled trunks; dinner provided by the church. RSVP at info@elcvienna.org.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

The Annual Spooktacular. 5-7 p.m., at Great Falls Village Centre Green, 776 Walker Road, Great Falls. Trick-or-treat with area businesses in the heart of town. Children ages 12-and-under (6th grade) grab popcorn and drinks before going in the Great Falls Haunted House. www.celebrategreatfalls.org/Spook.html.

Halloween Pet Parade. 4-4:45 p.m., at the parking lot by Grandmothers Back Room, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls. Come with a costumed, leashed pet in tow and parade. Judging is at 4:30 p.m., with prizes for special categories; pets must be cleared from area by 4:40 p.m. www.celebrategreatfalls.org/Spook.html.

Thursday/Nov. 1

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Noah Gundersen + David Ramirez. 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java., 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Two two musicians tour together. $10. www.jamminjava.com.

Friday/Nov. 2

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

What I Did Last Summer. 8 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The WWII coming-of-age story set in Lake Erie about a rebellious 14-year-old who works as a handyman for a bohemian teacher and develops radical ideas leading to a clash between Charlie's conservative mother and the former member of the upper crust; ages 15-plus. MCP offers a $200 prize and publication for the winning essay on the subject of the play. $16; $14 for seniors, students and MCC members. www.mcleanplayers.org.

Ingrid Fliter. 8 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The pianist makes her Discovery Series debut with virtuosic interpretations of Classical and Romantic era works. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Flicker of Hope Vienna 5K Fun Walk. 10 a.m.-noon, at the Vienna Fire Department, Engine 402, 400 Center Street S, Vienna.The second annual 5K walk to benefit survivors of traumatic brain injuries; refreshments and raffle follow race. $35 (includes t-shirt). www.flickerofhope.org.

Kiln Club Holiday Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. A dozen-plus artisans and potters offer up platters, bowls, cups, raku vases, vessels and high-fire pottery of all shapes with vivid glassy glazes; cash, check and cards accepted. www.kilnclubwdc.com.

SteveSongs. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. The PBS Kids favorite "Mr. Steve" brings his signature music, playing songs from his Orangutan Van album. $15; children under age 1, free. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Evening of Steak, Cabernet & Chocolate. 6:30 p.m., at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Drive, McLean. A reception preceding a three course mealfrom the chef; owner of Chouquette Artisan Chocolates & Confections talks on chocolate. $90. 703-442-9110.

Tony Lucca. 7 p.m., 10 p.m., at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Singer-songwriter and a finalist off The Voice signed to 222 Records; now he’s on tour en route to an album release. www.jamminjava.com.

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"Reston Pond," oil painting by Libby Eckert An exhibition featuring the work of award-winning artist Libby Eckert comes to the Vienna Arts Society Gallery in the Village Green 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna, brings her oil landscapes evoking the changing moods and seasons in places like her native Shenandoah Valley or the Outer Banks. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 2 through Nov. 3. tel:703-319-3220 or http://www.viennaartssociety.org/

Jonathan Edwards. 7:30 p.m., at The Barn at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. The singer/songwriter fills the evening with folk classics and Americana from his latest album My Love Will Keep. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

You Can't Take it with You. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The Providence Players present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy classic about grandpa and his eccentric family as they clash with the stuffy Kirbys. $18, adults; $15, students and seniors. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

What I Did Last Summer. 8 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The WWII coming-of-age story set in Lake Erie about a rebellious 14-year-old who works as a handyman for a bohemian teacher and develops radical ideas leading to a clash between Charlie's conservative mother and the former member of the upper crust; ages 15-plus. MCP offers a $200 prize and publication for the winning essay on the subject of the play. $16; $14 for seniors, students and MCC members. www.mcleanplayers.org.

Ballroom Dance at Colvin Run Community Hall. 8 p.m., 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Live music by “The Family,” playing all your favorite ballroom dance styles from the 1930s to today. $5 optional rumba lesson, $15 dance. www.colvinrun.org.

Sunday/Nov. 4

Kiln Club Holiday Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. A dozen-plus artisans and potters offer up platters, bowls, cups, raku vases, vessels and high-fire pottery of all shapes with vivid glassy glazes; cash, check and cards accepted. www.kilnclubwdc.com.

What I Did Last Summer. 2 p.m., at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The WWII coming-of-age story set in Lake Erie about a rebellious 14-year-old who works as a handyman for a bohemian teacher and develops radical ideas leading to a clash between Charlie's conservative mother and the former member of the upper crust; ages 15-plus. MCP offers a $200 prize and publication for the winning essay on the subject of the play. $16; $14 for seniors, students and MCC members. www.mcleanplayers.org.

Amadeus Concerts: Idyll. 4 p.m., at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Reston Chorale, Saint Francis Choir, Saint Luke Choir and Amadeus Community Singers present Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" among others. $30; $17, students 17-and-under. www.amadeusconcerts.com.

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.

Saturday/Nov. 10

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.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony. 11 a.m., 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.

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.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

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.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Sugar Cookie Soirée. 7-11:30 p.m., at The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Fall gala and fundraiser with cocktails, Vegas-style gaming, live and silent auction of luxury goods, hors d'oeuvres, ShutterBooth photos, 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.

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.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Breakfast Buffet. 8 a.m.-noon, at the Vienna American Legion, 330 Center St. N, Vienna. Omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon and other fixings for the public. $8, adults; $3, children. 703-938-1379.

Wednesday/Nov. 28

Dialogue & Friendship Dinner: Education for Peace. 6:30 p.m., Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. The American Turkish Friendship Association and the Rumi Forum Fairfax bring officials, leaders and representatives from faith communities, businesses, media and academia together for dinner and speakers on education for peace. 703-267-5751 or rsvp@atfa.us.

Ongoing

“Suite Surrender.” 8 p.m., 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., at the 1st Stage in Tysons, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Michael McKeever’s comedy, playing Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. through Oct. 14. $15-25. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org