Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

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Students’ Art Work on Display. At Great Falls Starbucks, 9863 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Falls Studios in collaboration with Great Falls Starbucks presents “Still Life in the Style of American Realism,” the work of 10 young artists ages 7-13 years who studied under Michela Mansuino, artist and Fellow at Studio Incamminati/Philadelphia in summer camp at the Arts of Great Falls. The exhibit space in the Starbucks conference room rotates the work of local students from the Arts of Great Falls, Colvin Run Elementary, Forestville Elementary and Great Falls Elementary schools. Visit www.GreatFallsStudios.com.

Oak Marr Farmers' Market. 8 a.m.-noon at Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Every Wednesday through Nov. 13, rain or shine. Vendors include produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, pies, cured and smoked meats, popsicles, sorbet, bread, croissants, falafel sandwiches, humus, and pesto. Call 703-281-6501 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/oak-marr for more.

McLean Farmers Market. Fridays, through Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-noon at Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Sixteen local farmers and producers will sell fresh produce and fruits; meats; breads and pastries; jams; dairy products and eggs; herbs; flowers, coffee, and more. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/mclean.

Great Falls Farmers Market. Year-round, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 778 Walker Road, Great Falls. Music, vendors, fresh produce, fresh prepared food, delightful bakery, spices from around the world, wild-caught fish, grass-fed, free-range meats, organic-fed poultry and eggs. Email kathleen@greatfallsfarmersmarket.org for more.

Oakton Farmers Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Year-round weekly farmers market in Oakton. Local produce, meats/eggs, dairy, baked goods, and more. Admission is free. Visit community-foodworks.org.

Mah Jongg Cards. Order cards through Jan. 15, 2020, from Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St. 2020 Mah Jongg cards are $8 for small cards and $9 for large cards. Official cards and will be sent directly from the National Mah Jongg League in late March/early April 2020. Go to bit.ly/mahjonggcards2020 or email iva.gresko@gmail.com to order.

Wednesday/Nov. 6

Astronomy Talk. 7:30-8:30 p.m. At Observatory Park at Turner Farm, 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls. The roll-top observatory at Observatory Park at Turner Farm hosts a classroom talk each month on astronomy-related topics such as planets, the solar system, constellations, and space missions. Talks are followed by a telescope viewing session, if the weather allows. The program is designed for participants ages 8 to adult. The cost is $8 per person. Advance registration is required. Check the Analemma Society website for the monthly topics at http://www.analemma.org/. Call 703-324-8618 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/turner-farm.

Friday, Nov. 8,

Old Firehouse Family Fun Bingo. 7–9 p.m. At The Old Firehouse Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. Join MCC for an evening of fun and prizes. Everyone can enjoy free popcorn, and winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended. Cost is $15/$10 MCC district residents. Preregistration is recommended. For all ages. Visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336.

Saturday-Sunday/Nov. 9-10

McLean Antiques Show & Sale. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;

Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: $10, good for both days. This established event features an exceptional group of dealers representing American, Continental and Asian antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, painting, prints, linens, Oriental carpets and rugs, and much more. Proceeds benefit the James C. Macdonald Scholarship Fund. Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org.

Saturday/Nov. 9

Holiday Bazaar. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna. Hosted by the Vienna Women’s Club. Since 1955, the Vienna Women’s Club has been uniting women in common interests, activities, education, philanthropy, the arts, and more. Come browse local artisans and vendors offering unique and handmade items. Start your holiday shopping or pick up something for yourself. Admission is $3. Visit the website: http://viennawomansclub.org/Home.html or visit http://www.facebook.com/VVAWC

Bowman House Pottery Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Bowman House, 211 Center Street S, Vienna. The Town of Vienna’s pottery program celebrates both its students and their work by offering student-created pieces for sale at the annual Bowman House Pottery Show. Payment will be accepted in cash or check only.

Fall Bazaar and Craft Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, 400 Center Street, South, Vienna. The Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will hold their Fall Bazaar and Craft Show. Offered for sale will be crafts, holiday decorations, items for your home, clothing and gifts for that special someone. A delicious lunch menu is planned, as well as a bountiful homemade baked goods table. Looking for a unique find? Come shop at the white elephant table. Proceeds from the rental of the table spaces and raffles benefit the fire department in their effort to raise funds for life-saving fire and rescue equipment. For information, or to reserve a space and request an application, call Carol at 703-309-3468 or email Dancers1023@aol.com. Admission is free.

Open House. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the Country Day School, 6418 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The Country Day School will hold its first open house of the 2020-2021 enrollment season. The Country Day School is an independent private pre-school and kindergarten. Located at the heart of McLean, Country Day provides the best in early childhood education. The program's focus is on developing children’s pleasure and excitement for learning. The Country Day campus includes 9 playgrounds and 4 acres used for outdoor learning. Country Day is a NAEYC accredited and serves children 18 months to 6 years old. To register: https://countryday.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=24037&pe=1&wapp=1

Or email admissionsteam@countryday.org.

Tea Seminar: What is Chai? 1-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Although chai is the Indian word for tea, Americans have adopted that word to mean a tea blended with spices. Learn about the many styles of masala chai, the base teas and spices used in them, and various preparation methods. Enjoy some tea infused treats and take home a custom tea blend. $35 per person. Use ID Code ED7.CB78. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-222-4664.

Artist Reception. 5-8 p.m. At The Vienna Frame Factory, 212 Dominion Road, NE, Vienna. Featuring Shams Sherwani's show Art for Humanity, which runs Nov. 9 to Dec. 7. Sherwani is a graduate from the Pratt Institute, and this show is a collection of paintings Sherwani has worked on for a decade. Visit http://theframefactory1.com. Call 703-281-2350.

Book Signing. 4-6 p.m. At Barnes & Noble, Tysons Corner Mall, 7851-L, Tysons Corner Center, McLean. Come join Jason Howell, CFP, and former U.S. Congressional candidate as he launches his new book: JOY of Financial Planning: 7 Strategies for Transforming Your Finances and Reclaiming Your American Dream.

Night Hike Campfire. 5-7 p.m. At Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls. This nighttime walk with a naturalist is designed for participants age 3 to adult. Go on a search for wildlife and finish the evening with a campfire. S'mores ingredients are provided. The cost is $8 per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Call 703-759-9018 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

Sunday/Nov. 10

MILL-itary Appreciation Day. 12-3 p.m. At Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. As Veterans Day approaches, the Fairfax County Park Authority salutes our nation’s veterans and active duty service personnel with MILL-itary Appreciation Day. The Chesapeake Independent Blues and Ship’s Company will both be at Colvin Run Mill to discuss the lives of militia and navy during the war of 1812. They will also reveal how mills like Colvin Run played an important role in the early republic. For this special event, the miller will be grinding “ship stuff,” conditions permitting. Please call ahead to confirm. No reservations are required, and admission is free for active and retired military members with ID. For others, the cost is $8 for adults, $7 for students age 16+, and $6 for children and seniors. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Cooley-Moore Scholarship Luncheon Fashion Show. 2-5 p.m. At Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. The Ivy Foundation of Northern Virginia, Inc., the charitable affiliate of Zeta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host the 61st Annual Cooley-Moore Scholarship Luncheon Fashion Show. The event will be hosted by D.C.'s Guy Lambert from WPGC. Tickets are available from the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/61st-cooley-moore-scholarship-luncheon-fashionshow-tickets-62535152324?aff=eac2

Celtic Winter Concert. 5 and 7 p.m. At The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Four Shillings Short perform Celtic and World music on over 30 instruments including dulcimers, mandolins, woodwinds, Sitar, Banjo and vocals. Tickets: $18/adults & $12/children under 12 Series tickets: $80/adults & $60/children under 12. Visit the website: https://www.oldbrogue.com

Nov. 10, 17, 24, and Dec. 8

Celtic Concerts. 5 and 7 p.m. At the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Presents the 17th season of family friendly, Fall Traditional Celtic Concerts, a five-week series of top quality music from the British Isles, Brittany (France), the Celtic areas of Northern Spain, and the Americas, staged in the Snuggery (dining room). Featuring nationally recognized Celtic musicians, the concerts are performed in a listening room by the fireside. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com -- $18 general admission/$12 children. Season ticket: $80/$60. Visit the website: www.ionamusic.com/brogue.shtml or www.oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309.

Monday/Nov. 11

Transit of Mercury Celebration. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Turner Farm, 925 Springvale Road, Great Falls. Watch Mercury as it passes directly between Earth and the sun at a special viewing event at Turner Farm Park. Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and will appear as a tiny black dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun. Many different telescopes and viewing methods will be available, along with educational stations to enjoy while clouds pass by. Because of Mercury’s size, it will be hard to view this transit without special equipment. This event is for participants age 5 to adult, and the cost is $8 per person. Call 703-324-8618 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/turner-farm.

Tuesday/Nov. 12

Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch. 12-2 p.m. At Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna. The Town of Vienna and Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna will celebrate the season of thankfulness with a Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch from 12-2pm Tuesday, November 12, at the Vienna Community Center. Adults 55-plus are welcome to enjoy turkey and all the festive fixings that come with it, to be followed by holiday entertainment. Registration is $15 per person and due by Nov. 8. Call the Shepherd's Center at 703-281-0538 to register.

McLean Historical Society Meeting. 7:30 p.m. At McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The McLean Historical Society program will feature Dr. Elizabeth Crowell, Cultural Resource Branch Manager with the Fairfax County Park Authority, who will address archaeology in Fairfax County. Everyone is welcome. Call 703-356-8223.

Wednesday/Nov. 13

Duckhorn Wine Dinner. 6:30 p.m. At Broadway Gallery, 1025-I Seneca Road, Great Falls. Broadway Gallery and BRX American Bistro present the Duckhorn Wine Dinner. Come savor a five-course meal paired with five unique wines. Cost is $85/person. Broadway Gallery will be presenting new works by lauded Japanese artist, Hiromi Ashlin, known for her intricate multimedia origami creations. Hiromi's work will be featured on the BRX gallery wall from Nov. 13 to Jan. 4, 2020. To RSVP, call 703-433-9050.

Nov. 14-16

”A Midsummer Night's Dream.” 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, and 16 and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. At James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. This classic Shakespearean comedy is full of whimsy as magically confused lovers fight, craftsmen rehearse a poorly-produced play for a wedding, and fairies meddle in the lives of mortals. Tickets are available at www.madisondrama.com for $10 and at the door for $12.

Nov. 15-17

Still Life & Floral Workshop. Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. At The Arts of Great Falls, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls. The paintings of nationally-acclaimed artist Robert Johnson evoke a newfound appreciation for the power and elegance of work done in the classical tradition. This workshop will present the principles underlying this approach to art that have been passed along for the last five centuries from master to apprentice, teacher to student, and artist to artist. Call 703-232-1575.

Saturday/Nov. 16

Harvest Marketplace. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. Come browse for unique items and keepsakes that will make great gifts and home decor as we transition into the Christmas Season. A variety of vendors will be present. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and baked goods at the Cafe. Prepare for Christmas this year by making your own Christmas Lantern (Parol). Visit the website: https://www.olgcva.org/news-post/~post/harvest-marketplace

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

LARD Dog & The Band of Shy. 4 p.m. At The Alden Theater, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Cost is $15/$10 MCC district residents. Parents’ Choice Award-winners Lard Dog & The Band of Shy have burst onto the family entertainment scene converting countless families to be fans of their quirky universe and highly infectious tunes. Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org.

Sunday/Nov. 17

Breakfast Buffet. 8 a.m. to noon. At Vienna American Legion Post 180, 330 Center Street, N, Vienna. Get omelets, scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and more. Adults $10, children 12 and under $4. For more information, call 703-938-6580.

Tuesday/Nov. 19

Heroines of Washington. 6 p.m. At The Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Heroines of Washington is a March of Dimes event that recognizes and honors professional women in the D.C. Metro Area for their dedication to community service. Cost is $300. Email: Kate Leib at kleib@marchofdimes.org

Author William S. Connery. 7:30-9 p.m. At Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E, Vienna. Discussion of Col. John Singleton Mosby, the Grey Ghost, in the Civil War and beyond. Books available for sale and signing. Free. Visit the website: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/541197

Wednesday/Nov. 20

Holy Happy Hour. 6:15 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Rock music from the 1969 Woodstock event featuring Lewinsville’s pipe organ with guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. Artists: Bruce Deatley, drums; Joe Koenig, guitar; Clay McConnell, bass & vocals; John Nothaft, organ. For more information, visit https://www.lewinsville.org/concerts/ or call the church office during business hours 703-356-7200.

Thursday-Saturday/Nov. 21-23

Christmas Craft Sale. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. This big annual fundraising craft sale features a variety of handmade items, craft supplies, holiday decor, baked goods, a soup-and-salad lunch, and more. Free admission. Hours are 10-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-4 p.m. Saturday. Visit the website: www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Book Sale. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The Friends of the Great Falls Library hold their semi-annual book sale in the branch in time for the Christmas season. In addition to a nice selection of Christmas books for kids and adults alike, we feature a great variety of genres in books, DVDs, audio books, CDs and eclectica. Donations for the sale will be accepted for as long as we have the space!

Dates and times: Thursday, Nov. 21, Members Pre-Sale (join at the door, $15) 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, Book Sale open to public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, Book Sale open to public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 4-5 p.m. Books $5/bag. For details, contact the Library at 703-757-8560, or friendsofthegreatfallslibrary@gmail.com.

Friday/Nov. 22

“Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park.” 7 p.m. At The Alden Theater, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Cost is $40/$35 senior/$30 MCC district residents. “Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park” uses visual media, a terrific band and vocalists’ beautiful voices to bring to life an accurate and honest recreation of the concert’s original 21-song set list, including two songs not included on the 1982 concert album. The recreation pays homage to the folk-rock legends with Lee Lessack’s and Johnny Rodgers’ own voices and musicianship rather than impersonations or “tribute band” antics. Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

Monday/Nov. 25

Wreath Making Workshop. 12:45 p.m. At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club’s November Meeting will feature Nancy Moats who will be leading in making holiday wreaths using fresh greens from gardens. A 12-inch frame plus wire and ribbon will be provided. Bring greens. The cost is $5. For more information, email emilielarson@rcn.com.

Sunday/Dec. 1

2019 Celebration of Lights. 3:45-6:30 p.m. At the Village Field in Great Falls (behind the Post Office). Celebrate the beginning of the season with the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies next to the fire as you listen to local children's choral groups sing seasonal music. The petting zoo and pony rides will keep your kids busy until Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive by antique fire truck to light the tree. The timeline is as follows:

3:45 p.m. - Great Falls United Methodist Preschool

4:00 p.m. - Village Green Day School

Pony Rides and Petting Zoo begin

4:15 p.m. - King's Kids Preschool

4:30 p.m. - Siena Academy

4:45 p.m. - St Francis Creche Preschool

5:00 p.m. - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to light the tree

5:15 p.m. - Forestville ES Ensembles

5:30 p.m. - Great Falls ES

5:45 p.m. - Colvin Run ES Singalong

6:00 p.m. - Live Nativity (pony rides and petting zoo close)

Volunteers are needed between 4-6 p.m. Contact info@celebrategreatfalls.org if you are available. After Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in an antique fire truck to light the Great Falls Tree, they will meet all children who wish to share their holiday wishes.

Monday/Dec. 2

Model Railroaders Open House. 6-9 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.

Saturday/Dec. 14

Model Railroaders Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Vienna Depot, 231 Dominion Road NE. Northern Virginia Model Railroaders hold an open house at the Vienna Depot each month and on Vienna celebration days, including Viva! Vienna and the Vienna Holiday Stroll. Free admission. Call 703-938-5157 or visit www.nvmr.org.


Drop-in Mah Jongg. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Players should have a basic understanding of the rules and should bring their current American MJ League card. For McLean District residents. Email emvarner@verizon.net for more.

Camp Grow Registration Open. Camp Grow at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, invites children to explore nature through hands-on activities, gardening, discovery walks, crafts, music, storytelling, and animal programs. Camp Grow is designed to engage, challenge, educate and encourage a sense of community. Camp Grow values and encourages inclusion of all campers in every activity. Visit www.novaparks.com/things-to-do/camps/ for more.

The Golden Girls of Northern Virginia, a senior women’s softball league, is looking for players. Any woman over the age of 40 is encouraged to join. All skill levels are welcome. Games are on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Vienna, April-October. Other activities during the year. Visit www.goldengirls.org.

Free Tai Chi. Through Oct. 26, Saturdays, 7:55-9 a.m., meet on the outdoor basketball court located directly behind the Dolley Madison Public Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean Central Park, McLean. Introduction and beginners’ practice. All are welcome. Moves indoors for fall and winter. Call 703-759-9141 or visit www.FreeTaiChi.org for more.

Trivia Night. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Lost Dog Cafe - McLean, 1690 Anderson Road, McLean. Trivia featuring multiple winners and fun door prizes. Free to play. Visit www.facebook.com/EarthTriviaDc/ for more.

The Freeman Store & Museum Wednesday through Sunday noon-4 p.m. 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. The Freeman Store & Museum is dedicated to Preserving and promoting Vienna’s heritage through the identification, preservation, and interpretation of history significant places, events, and persons. Historicviennainc.org

Bingo Night. Sundays. 4 p.m. Flame Room, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S, Vienna. $10. www.vvfd.org/bingo.html.

Gentle Yoga. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Emmaus United Church of Christ, 900 E Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Gentle Kundalini Yoga, one free introductory session, senior discounts. Increase flexibility, improve breathing and health, reduce stress. Ravi Kaur has 15 years experience teaching yoga. $15 per session. Visit www.edimprovement.org or call 571-213-3192.

Colvin Run Mill open 11-4 p.m. daily, closed Tuesday. 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Fairfax County's operational 19th century water powered gristmill, offers recreational and educational activities for all ages through daily tours, school programs and special events. Fees: $7/adult, $6 students 16+ with ID, $5 children & seniors. Admission to park is free except for some special events.