Great Falls native Jenny Nichols is now behind the camera making wildlife documentaries, and recently tracked wild elk in Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains. She captured her experience with the elk in an award-winning documentary, which she'll present at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Great Falls Library Large Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike.
Climate Action Night. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton. Sierra Club brainstorms ways for Virginia to create a healthy, sustainable planet by transitioning to clean energy. Email email@example.com, or call 703-438-6246.
Traveling Players at Madeira School. 3 p.m. at Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Traveling Players' youth ensembles will present a festival of four plays. Visit www.madeira.org for more.
Chillin’ on Church. 6:30 p.m. at Church St., Vienna. Water games, Mudlark band playing rock and blues. Visit www.viennava.gov or call 703-255-6360.
Teen Center Party. 4-8 p.m. at Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. 27th Anniversary Block Party includes live music, air-brushed tattoos, street performances, an Old Firehouse Living History Exhibit, concessions and various amusements. Bring a bike to donate to Wheels to Africa, a youth-led nonprofit that collects bikes for children in need throughout Africa. Free. Visit www.mcleancenter.org/teens for more.
Awards Reception. 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St., NW. "The Human Condition" judge Laura Goyer. Free. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.ViennaArtsSociety.org for more.
Colonial Mill Demonstration. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Demonstration on how grains were milled in years past. $7 for adults, $6 for students 16 and up with ID, and $5 for children and seniors. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
Capriccio String Quartet. 4 p.m. at McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road. Benefit for the McLean Baptist Church Community Missions Power Pack Program which provides weekend packs of food to alleviate hunger for student who receive free or reduced-fee meals during the week. Call 703-356-8080 or visit www.mcleanbaptist.org.
Concerts on the Green. 6-8 p.m. at Great Falls Village Centre Green. Vinyl Invention, a Great Falls based group that plays high energy rock and ’70s favorites. Visit www.celebrategreatfalls.org for more.
Local Documentarian Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at at Great Falls Library Large Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Great Falls native Jenny Nichols is now behind the camera making wildlife documentaries, and recently tracked wild elk in Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains. She captured her experience with the elk in an award -winning documentary, which she’ll show. Afterwards, Nichols will discuss the making of the film. Call 703-759-3839 for more.
Dance Open House. 4-6 p.m. at Cuppett Performing Arts Center, 135 Park St, SE. Beginner through pre-professional dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop, acro and musical theatre. Visit CuppettPAC.com or call 703-938-9019.
Back-to-School Quote-Along Movie. 7 p.m. at the Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road. The Alden begins a series of quote-along movies with a back-to-school viewing of “Mean Girls,” Tina Fey’s 2004 high-school comedy. Call 571-296-8385 or visit www.mcleancenter.org.
Lecture on Downton Abbey. 12:15 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. The McLean Woman’s Club presents food and travel writer CiCi Williamson describing the food and its preparation on the 6-year show, along with the history of Highclere Castle, where the filming took place. Free. visit www.mcleanwomansclub.org or call 703-556- 0197.
Quarterly Book Sale. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tyson’s Library, 7700 and 7704 Leesburg Pike. Large selection of books and media for all ages and interests. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-338-3307 for more.