Vienna-McLean-Great Falls Entertainment Calendar through September

Vienna-McLean-Great Falls Entertainment Calendar through September

Wednesday/Sept. 6

McLean Newcomers and Neighbors. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Regency at McLean, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean. Visit for more.

Sept. 7-9

Quarterly Book Sale. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tysons Library, 7700 and 7704 Leesburg Pike. Large selection of books and media for all ages and interests. Visit or 703-338-3307 for more.

Friday/Sept. 8

Dave & Buster’s Adventure. 3:30-10 p.m. leaving from The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. 7th- through 9th-graders, teens will have all access to Dave & Buster’s private dinner buffet and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play is included in the trip fee. $55/$45 MCC district residents. Visit for more.

Saturday/Sept. 9

Virginia Indian Festival. 10 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Activities include hands-on activities and live demonstrations such as American Indian storytelling, shooting bow and arrows, throwing spears and making stone tools. Additional activities include building a dugout canoe, and a visit to a marketplace of American Indian crafts, pottery and jewelry. $8. Call 703-759-9018 or visit online at for more.

End of Summer Community Picnic. 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Hunger Church - Charles Wesley UMC, 6817 Dean Drive, McLean. Free. Food, games, moon bounce. Visit for more.

Sept. 9-20

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Various times and locations, more than 50 different events taking place at more than 25 venues across Northern Virginia. Call 703-403-5360 or visit for more.

Sunday/Sept. 10

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. 2:30 p.m. at at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. A discussion and demonstration on preparing and presenting Mums for a flower show. Free. Call 703-560- 8776 or visit

Wednesday/Sept. 13

Riverboat Cruise. 10-11:30 a.m. at Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) 541 Marshall Road SW, Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna hosts day trip to Georgetown Harbor via riverboat cruise from Alexandria to Georgetown for shopping, exploring and lunch. Will return by riverboat to Alexandria, then the bus trip home to Vienna. $85 includes transportation and riverboat cruise. Call 703-281-0538 or visit

Live after Five. 6-9 p.m. at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Hors d’oeuvres and local musicians highlight the tour. Visit for more.

Great Falls History. 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The Great Falls Historical Society features Pat Wirth speaking about "The Best Kept Secret in American History, the Story of the Women's Suffragist Movement." Call 703-827-0269 for more.

Thursday/Sept. 14

Remembering Jerry Halpin. 7:30-9 a.m. at J. Gilbert’s Wood-fired Steaks & Seafood, 6930 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Chaired by John Ulfelder, former West*Group SVP and Partner, currently Dranesville Planning Commissioner. $20, future members $30. Visit or call 703-893-1034 for more.

Painting Demonstration. 7:30 p.m. at Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienna. Learn how award-winning artist Vivian Attermeyer creates her original artworks capturing different seasons and light conditions. Visit or call 703-319-3971 for more.

Sept. 14-16

Fall Book Sale. Various times at Oakton Community Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Free. Visit or call 703-281-0300 for more.

Friday/Sept. 15

Tequila Tasting. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Härth Restaurant, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive. A free tasting event unveiling a new proprietary tequila from Herradura. Free, and open to anyone 21+ Call 703-847-5000 for more.

Chillin’ on Church. 6:30 p.m. at Church St., Vienna. Water games, Chump Change band playing rock. Visit or call 703-255-6360.

Family Fun Bingo. 7-9 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Players can win prizes, play guessing games and enjoy light refreshments. Advance registration is required. Visit for more.

Saturday/Sept. 16

American Legion Breakfast. 8 a.m.-noon at Post 180, 330 Center St., N., Vienna. Buffet includes omelets, blueberry, pancakes, sausage, bacon and more. Adults $9, children 12 and under $3. Call 703-938-6580 for more.

McLean Community Fall Garage Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the parking lot, 1420 Beverly Road, McLean. This year’s sale features a Kids’ Corner area where children will sell their toys, clothes, games and other items. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 13. Visit for more.

John Eaton in Concert. 2 p.m. at Vinson Hall Auditorium, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Jazz pianist, brilliant historian and local legend John Eaton will perform a concert of Great American Songbook tunes. $20/$14 MCC district residents. Visit for more.

Food Art Festival. noon- 4 p.m. at Halstead Square Dunn Loring Metro, 2750 Gallows Road, Vienna. The Second Annual Halstead Square Dunn Loring Metro Food, Wine & Art Festival combines wine tastings, culinary treats, pop up art exhibits, and free kids activities for an afternoon of family fun. Free. Visit

Sept. 16-17

Bonsai Show and Auction. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society and the Potomac Bonsai Association. Visit for more.

Monday/Sept. 18

W&OD Railroad Historian Lecture. Noon-2 p.m. at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. W&OD Railroad historian and former manager of the W&OD Trail, Paul McCray will talk about the history of the rail line, how it came to be and why it didn’t survive. Call 703-281-0538 or visit

Tuesday/Sept. 19

Antiques Road Show. 10 a.m.-noon at Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. To have an item evaluated, attendees must provide a picture and description of the provenance (how long it has been in the family, what is already known about it) by Aug. 31. Pictures and details should be sent to Yasha Arant at or Yasha Arant, 104 Sue Ann Ct, Sterling, VA 20164. Visit for more.

Colonial Tobacco Harvest. 1-4 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Help the farm family harvest their tobacco crop. Gather the cut plants and hang on sticks to cure in the Tobacco Barn. Visit for more.

Wednesday/Sept. 20

McLean Newcomers and Neighbors Monthly Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean. The program is a slideshow of the past year’s club events. $33 per person. Visit

Dining with Dorothy. 12:30 p.m. at Bonaroti Restaurant, 428 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Join Dorothy and the group for laughter and conversation over lunch. Call 703-281-0538 or visit

Friday/Sept. 22

Kings Dominion Trip. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Kings Dominion has roller coasters to musical dance shows and carnival games. Admission to the theme park is included in the fee. $80/$70 MCC district residents. Visit for more.

Wildfire Scotch Dinner. 6:30-9 p.m. at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean. Executive Chefs Moreno Espinoza and Edwin Amaya prepare a custom four-course menu each paired with a handcrafted single malt scotch from Dalmore, located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. $125. Call 703-442-9110 for more.

“The Princess Bride” Movie. 7 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Admission and popcorn are free. Prop bags are $5 each. Visit for more.

Saturday/Sept. 23

Fun Fall Bazaar and Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Great Falls UMC Annual sale Shops, bake sale, books, silent auction, children's activities, Appraisal Roadshow, and BBQ dinner. Call Lois 703-759-2843 for more.

Family Fun Day. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E. Event includes refreshments, a live band, dunk tank, ninja warrior-themed obstacle climb, entertainment for children, raffles and a live auction including a plane ride for two. Donations from the event will support local children diagnosed with cancer and their families through Growing Hope, a local non profit organization and Johns Hopkins Childhood Cancer Research Center. Visit for more.

Sept. 23-24

Sailing Lessons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Belle Haven Marina, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria. Two days of lessons, $350. Visit for more.

Sunday/Sept. 24

50th Anniversary Commemoration and Luncheon. 10:15 a.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd (United Methodist), 2351 Hunter Mill Road. Visit or call 703-281-3987.

Teddy Bear 5K and 1K. 2-6 p.m. at Pimmit Hills Park, 7230 Idylwood Road. All proceeds from this event go to Falls Church-McLean Children's Center. Visit for more.

Amadeus Orchestra. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Soloist Emil Chudnovsky makes his Amadeus debut in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Visit

Monday/Sept. 25

Charity Golf Tournament. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westfield's Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. Annual Family PASS golf to benefit the working homeless Families of Fairfax County. Visit for more.

Friday/Sept. 29

Dance Party. 7-10 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Teens can enjoy catered food and drinks while immersing themselves in music played by a DJ, for 7th-12th graders. $5. Visit for more.

Saturday/Sept. 30

Books, Movies, CD Sale.10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. Call 703-938-0405 for more.

Harvest Happenings. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Luke’s School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Live entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts and games. All activities are free, except for the cost of purchasing pumpkins for crafts activities and food concessions. Visit for more.