Vienna Saturday/Jan. 6
Rainbows, Haloes, and Glories. 10-11 a.m. at Turner Farm Park, 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls. At Observatory Park at Turner Farm, explore phenomena that can be seen in the open sky. Learn about rainbows, haloes and glories, the green flash and purple light, and why the sky is blue and sunsets are orange. $8. Call 703-324-8618 for more.
Aesop’s Fables. 11 a.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road, McLean. Barter players act out “Androcles and the Lion,” “The Oak and the Reed,” “The Fox Without a Tail,” “The Beast in Love,” “The Tortoise and The Hare” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” $15, or $10 to McLean Community Center members. Call 703-790-0123 for more.
Dog Sled Drama. 3 p.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road, McLean. Barter Players presents “The Call of the Wild.” $15, or $10 to McLean Community Center members. For ages 12 and older. Call 703-790-0123 for more.
Meet the Plant Artist. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Botanical Gardens, 4603 Green Spring, Road, Alexandria. Great Falls artist, Betty Ganley will be presented with the First Place award for her watercolor, La Plumage at the event. Vienna Art Society multi media art exhibit, "Up Close To Mother Nature" will be on exhibit until Feb 25. Call 703-642-5173 for more.
A Gershwin Celebration. 4 p.m. at Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Featuring Millicent Scarlett, soprano; Brian Quenton Thorne, tenor; Alvy Powell, bass-baritone; and Frank Conlon, pianist and host.A pre-concert lecture by Music Director A. Scott Wood will begin at 3:15 pm, 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert. Visit www.amadeusconcerts.com for more.
Civil War in Fairfax. 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. The program will feature noted historian Don Hakenson who will discuss “Rare Civil War Stories in Fairfax County.” Call 703-356-8223 for more.
McLean Traveler Day Trip. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road, McLean. Trip to National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to see “Johannes Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting.” Call 703-790-0123 for more.
Adventures in Learning Open House. 10-noon at UUCF Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax - Program Building, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Increase brain power. Visit www.scov.org for more.
Dining with Dorothy. 12:30 p.m. at Skorpio’s Maggios Greek Family Restaurant, 421 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Socializing and dining event. Email email@example.com for more.
5th and 6th Grader Party. 7-9 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Patrons will enjoy free catered food and beverages, music played by a professional disc jockey, dancing on an open dance floor and other attractions, such as a photo booth, temporary tattoos and board games. $35/$25 MCC district residents. Call 703-448-TEEN for more.
Women at the Helm. 10 a.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E. Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco and Town Council Members Carey Sienicki and Linda Colbert will share their experiences of leading the Town of Vienna. Visit vienna-va.aauw.net/.
Star Gazing. 10-11 a.m. at Turner Farm Park, 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls.
Enjoy guided star gazing, look through a telescope, and listen to constellation stories around the campfire at Observatory Park at Turner Farm. $10. Call 703-324-8618 for more.
MLK Speaker. 2 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road. Award-winning sports columnist William Rhoden will speak on the timely subject of “Activist Athletes.” $20, $10 for McLean Community Center tax district residents. Visit: www.aldentheatre.org or call 703-790-0123 for more.
Rorie in Concert. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Local musician plays her new EP called “Dawn.” Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.roriemusic.com for more.
Meet the Civil War Author. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. James G. Lewis talks about his book "Confederate Calvary General Jeb Stuart" and Civil War history around Great Falls. Lunch will be served and reservations are required. Contact Karen Emami at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-938-6471.
Art Workshop. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St. Artist Jacqueline Saunders is hosting a one day workshop. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.ViennaArtsSociety.org for more.
Artists Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic, 2905 District Ave, Suite 115, Fairfax. Curator Susan Gulick will be there discussing the show “Uncommon Visions,” which will be on display Jan. 24-Feb. 25. Visit www.torpedofactoryartists.com for more.
Artists Reception. 4-6 p.m. at Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., NW. Jazz It Up! Exhibit open until March 3. Free and open to the public. Call 703-319-3971 or visit www.ViennaArtsSociety.org for more.
Lera Lynn in Concert. 7 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.leralynn.com for more.
Free Tai Chi. 7:55-9 a.m. at St. Luke's School Gym, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free introduction and beginners’ practice every Saturday morning.Call 703-759-9141 or see FreeTaiChi.org for more.