Tysons Tailgate Fundraiser. 4-8 p.m. at Valo Park, 7950 Jones Branch Drive. Play bocce, corn hole, beer, wine, food trucks, live music by Justin Trawick, raffle prizes, and an opportunity to help our neighbors in need, Second Story, the only youth emergency shelter in Northern Virginia. $25/ticket in advance, $30 at the door. Visit www.tysonspartnership.org for more.
Frank Family Wine Dinner. 7 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 8521 Leesburg Pike, Tyson’s Corner. The dinner is hosted by Beverage Manager Peter Sobota and guest speaker Master Sommelier Liza Gallia of Frank Family Vineyards. $125. Call 571-422-8788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Artist. 10 a.m.-noon in rooms 1 and 2 at the Dolley Madison Library,1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. A presentation by local artist Gwen Bragg, an artist member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, and past president of the Potomac Valley Watercolorist. Call 703 356-2998 for more.
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 www.mcleancenter.org for more.
Myasthenia Gravis Benefit. 9 a.m. at South Run Park, 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield. Oakton resident, Tom Larsen and his team, “Tom’s Rockets – Blast Off for the Cure,” are raising money and boosting awareness of the incurable neuromuscular disease Visit www.myasthenia.org/ for more.
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 www.mcleancenter.org for more.
McLean ArtFest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at McLean Central Park. Activities includes Children's Artwalk, Open Air Art Studio, a variety of STEAM (STEM+Art) experiences and food from local restaurants. Visit mpaart.org/mpaartfest for more.
Books, Movies, CD Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. Sunday only, fill shopping bag for $5. Call 703-938-0405 for more.
Choral Concert. 4-6 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. As part of the Music in McLean Concert Series, Cathedra, a choir of professional singers, will perform a cappella choral works by Palestrina and Poulenc. They will be under the direction of Michael McCarthy, Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral. $30. Visit www.singcathedra.org/ for more.
Professional Impersonator Elaine Flynn. 11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean The McLean Woman’s Club presents professional impersonator Elaine Flynn and “A Chat With Dorothy Parker”, a woman of the 1920’s who wrote best-selling poetry and stories. Free. Visit www.mcleanwomansclub.org or call 703-556- 0197.
McLean Newcomers and Neighbors. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McLean Project for the Arts, 1446 Chain Bridge Road. The purpose of the club is to create new friendships, provide opportunities for socializing and to acquaint residents with the community. Visit www.McLeanNewcomers.org or email McLeanNewcomers@yahoo.com.
Oct. 4–Nov. 22
Fit for Life Classes. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–noon at Bruen Chapel United Methodist Church, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax. Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, to improve strength, balance and mobility for older adults, taught by instructor, Michele DeGarmo. $5. Call 703-281-0538 or email email@example.com
2017 Community Leadership Award Presentation. 6:30 p.m. at McLean Hilton Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive. Honoring Mark and Brenda Moore. Visit www.leadershipfairfax.org/ for more.
Annual Used Book Sale. Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday noon-4 p.m. at the Spring Hill Recreation Center, 1239 Spring Hill Road, McLean. Hosted by the McLean Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) featuring the auction of a signed Washington National Max Scherzer shirt and cap. Visit www.aauw.org/ for more.
Glass Art Exhibit. Various times at at the Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant Street, NW. “Catching Eyes with Watercolor and Glass” with Carole Choucair Oueijan.
Stuff the Truck Food Drive. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Safeway, 9881 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Benefit for Committee for Helping Others (CHO) and Artemis House to provide emergency food aid to those in need in Vienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring and Merrifield. Artemis House is Fairfax County's only 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Great Falls Baha'is as part of the regional Day to Serve initiative. Visit www.daytoserve.org/ for more.
Vienna Oktoberfest.11 a.m.-7 p.m. along Church St., Vienna. Live entertainment on three stages, beer, food, games, German Auto Show. Visit www.viennaoktoberfest.org/ for more.
Fall Fest. 3-7 p.m. at Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Featuring local food, music, wine tasting, children's activities, and a fabulous silent auction. Call 703-450-0321 or visit www.stfrancisgreatfalls.org/ for more.
2017 Oktoberfest. 6-9 p.m. at The Pavilions of Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Attend the Claude Moore Colonial Farm’s 2017 Oktoberfest to help support the programs and services of this privately operated local National Park and living history working farm. $35 Adults; $25 Volunteers; $12 Kids 6-12; Kids under 6 free admission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
British Car Tour for Military Kids. 9:30 a.m. A 750-mile maiden American tour through the hills and autumn foliage of Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. Called the DC Area America’s Reliability Run, it’s a fundraiser for Our Military Kids, a nonprofit in McLean, Virginia. Visit www.ourmilitarykids.org or call Judy McSpadden at 703-734-6654.
Watershed Cleanup Day. 9-11:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. An opportunity for individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups to be part of this year’s International Coastal Cleanup. Help clear the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris from the local waterways. Visit bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean or call 703-759-9018 for more.
Watershed Cleanup Day. 9-11:30 p.m. at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, 7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean. An opportunity for individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups to be part of this year’s International Coastal Cleanup. Help clear the earth’s arteries by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris from the local waterways. Visit bit.ly/FCPAwatershedClean or call 703-759-9018 for more.
Naming Ceremony. 10 a.m. at Ken Lawrence Park, 8081 Jones Branch Drive in Tysons. Jones Branch Fields and Arbor Row Park will be consolidated to form the new Ken Lawrence Park in Tysons. Call 703-324-8662 or email Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov for more.
Cello Concert. Various times at several locations around town, such as the McLean Project for the Arts’ Chain Bridge Gallery, 1446 Chain Bridge Road.; Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave.; and Spring Hill RECenter, 1239 Spring Hill Road. The Alden in McLean presents internationally renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz in a multi-part performance of “A Moveable Feast.” Call 703-790-9223 for more.