Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls
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Entertainment Calendar: Vienna, McLean, Great Falls

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Submit entertainment announcements at www.connectionnewspapers.com/Calendar/. The deadline is noon on Friday. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Ongoing

Art Exhibit: “Taking Territory.” Through June 1, gallery hours at MPA@ChainBridge, 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Taking Territory: New Works by Susan Goldman, Barbara Kerne, Eve Stockton and Patricia Underwood, features pieces that mine many of the techniques employed by artists working in printmaking today. An opening reception is set for April 11, 7-9 p.m. Visit mpaart.org for more.

Friday-Saturday/April 19-20

“Ripcord.” Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company’s production of Ripcord centers on retirement home roommates, Abby and Marilyn, who mix together about as well as oil and water, getting into Odd Couple-esque situations. Tickets are $14 at viennava.gov/webtrac or in person at the Vienna Community Center.

Saturday/April 20

Nottoway Park Egg Hunt. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 9537 Courthouse Rd, Vienna. BYOB (bring your own basket) for the annual family Egg Hunt. Children ages 1-9 will hunt for candy and eggs filled with treats, win door prizes and greet the Easter bunny. Separate hunts and door prizes by age group. Egg Hunt Schedule: ages 1-2, 10:30 a.m.; ages 3-4, 11 a.m.; ages 5-6, 11:30 a.m.; ages 7-9, 12 p.m. $10 per child (cash only). Registration from 9:30-11:45 a.m. in the Hunter House parking lot. Call 703-324-8569 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/nottoway-park/egg-hunt/042019.

Spring Fest. 10 a.m.-noon at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For ages 3-8. Celebrate the changing of seasons with self-guided arts and crafts, entertainment, and the opportunity for children to get a photo with Bunny (bring a camera or smartphone for photos). Bring an Easter basket for the Parent/Child Easter Egg Hunt (10 eggs per child). Activity No. 4501.319. $5 per person; children under 36 months are free. Registration in advance is required for all participants. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Sunday/April 21

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

Monday/April 22

Ayr Hill Garden Club. 12:45- 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club welcomes all to its monthly gathering, featuring botany professor and past National Science Foundation Director Carl Taylor,

Ph.D, presenting Ferns In The Landscape. Free and open to the public. Email emilielarson@rcn.com.

Tuesday-Wednesday/April 23-24

Omara Portuondo’s “Last Kiss” Tour. 8 p.m. at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Omara Portuondo, legendary Cuban diva and original member of the famed Buena Vista Social Club, comes to North America as part of her worldwide “Last Kiss” farewell tour. $50-$65. Visit www.wolftrap.org for tickets.

Wednesday/April 24

“Dining with Dorothy.” 12:30 p.m. at Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St NW, Vienna. Join with friends or make new ones. Newcomers are always welcome. Limited space available. $30 per person in advance. Reserve space with event chair, Dorothy Flood at dflood1706@gmail.com.

Holy Happy Hour Recital Series. 6:15 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Featuring Michael Lodico, Director of Music at St. John's Lafayette Square Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., the 30-minute musical offering will be followed by wine, hor d'oeuvres and fellowship. Free and open to the public; a good will offering to support the music department will be taken. Visit www.Lewinsville.org or call 703-356-7200.

Thursday/April 25

20 Years in the Secret Service. 7:30-9 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Meet Rebecca Vaughn, former Vienna resident and the daughter of the author, Rufus Youngblood, as she talks about his story, a personalized journey through history from the unique perspective of a Secret Service agent who protected five US presidents. Books available for sale and signing. Free. Call 703-938-0405 or visit ibrarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/4808596.

Friday/April 26

McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m.-noon at the Mclean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Featuring local artist Gavin Glakas who will bring his own model and demonstrate portraiture. Guests are welcome. Call 703 790-0123.

Longfellow Trivia Night. 6-8 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School Lecture Hall. 2000 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Relay For Life of Langley-McLean will be hosting a trivia night with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Parents and children are both welcome. $5. Email relaylangleymclean@gmail.com.

Friday-Sunday/April 26-28

“Ripcord.” Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company’s production of Ripcord centers on retirement home roommates, Abby and Marilyn, who mix together about as well as oil and water, getting into Odd Couple-esque situations. Tickets are $14 at viennava.gov/webtrac or in person at the Vienna Community Center.

Saturday/April 27

Plant Sale. 8 a.m.-noon on the lawn of Freeman House, Vienna. Hosted by Five HIlls Garden Club, there will be a variety of plants for sale and each will be labeled as to its requirements for care. The labels will include whether they are deer or other critters resistant. There will also be gardening items for sale.

Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting. 10 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. A new outdoor education shelter is coming to Riverbend Park. This new facility was designed to support environmental educational programs and provide much needed space for community gatherings and celebrations. The outdoor classroom/picnic shelter measures 22 x 44 feet and can be reserved by the public. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

Live Music: Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players. 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Three-time GRAMMY Nominated Justin Roberts has been crafting songs for kids and parents that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up. All ages. $12-$15. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com for more.

Blake Lane Park Awareness Celebration. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Blake Lane Park, 10033 Blake Lane, Oakton. A fun-filled day for friends and family with games, nature walk (at noon), theater games and art, face painting and information to help save Blake Lane Park. Bring a snack or baked goods to share (optional). Free. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/blake-lane-park-awareness-celebration-tickets-59287038127.

8th Annual Taste of Vienna. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Vienna Fire House, 400 Center St. S., Vienna. Presented by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Admission is free; buy food directly from individual vendors. Beer and wine tickets are available online. Proceeds from Taste of Vienna directly benefit the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Visit www.TasteOfVienna.com.

Gala to Support Local Youth. 6-11 p.m. at Hilton McLean, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons Corner. Chefs Tobias Dorzon, Nicholas Pine, and Kaimana Chee and Food Stylist Lisa Cherkasky are ready to demonstrate their cooking skills with students during PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families’ annual Spring Forward Savoring Success Gala. The gala includes live and silent auctions, raffles, dinner, dancing and a program to advocate on behalf of these youth with behavioral health needs. Cooking demos from 6-7:45 p.m. Tickets start at $200 (and $175 for young professionals). Visit www.phillipsprograms.org/events.

“Enchanted Forest” Joy Prom. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Centreville Baptist Church, 15100 Lee Hwy, Centreville. Similar to Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine,” this is a free event for all who register and intended to be a night of fun for the special needs community as well as a time of respite for families and caregivers. Local youth are volunteering to be coupled with participants as “buddies” throughout the night’s activities. Registration to participate is open to all ages 13 and up, but not limited to high school students. Visit www.cbcva.org/joyprom.

Salute Local Superheroes. 7:30 p.m. at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S., Vienna. Area residents nominated their Vienna superhero – someone who goes out of their way to serve the community or is simply a good neighbor – to receive recognition for his or her good deeds at Mayor Laurie DiRocco’s Volunteer Reception. The Town Business Liaison Committee will present the Carole Wolfand Award to a business that consistently shines by providing support and service to the community. Visit viennava.gov/volunteers.

Sunday/April 28

Blood Drive. 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital. Prefereance is for participants to sign up at www.lewinsville.org/event-items/blood-drive/. Walk-ins will also be welcome. Bring a photo ID. Free. Visit www.lewinsville.org or call 703-356-7200.

Spring Tea Charity Fundraiser. 1-3 p.m. at River Bend Golf & Country Club. The Great Falls Friends & Neighbors Scholarship Fund Board hosts their Spring Tea Charity fundraiser. Wear Sunday best and hats. Open to the public. 12 and older, $40; children 0-11, $20. $10 from each ticket is tax-deductible. Visit www.gffnsf.org for raffle and event tickets.

Walk on the Hill. 2-5 p.m. in the Windover Heights’ neighborhood of Vienna. Hosted by residents in the historic Windover Heights District and Historic Vienna, Inc., visitors are invited to stroll through many of the district’s gardens. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Windover Heights Historic District, which was established April 2, 1979. The Ayr Hill Garden Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a nature photography show featuring artists from James Madison High School, and the Vienna Arts Society will mark its 50th anniversary with custom-painted bench samples from its Take a Seat, Vienna public art initiative. Walk on the Hill is free and open to the public. Windover residents will provide punch and cookies. Rain or shine. An online walking map is available at viennava.gov/hillmap.

Ayr Hill Garden Club. 2-5 p.m. at Walk on the Hill, 307 Windover Ave., NW, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club’s photography show during the 2019 Walk on the Hill, celebrating their 90th Anniversary, will feature flora and fauna photos from club members as well as guest exhibitions submitted by students from Madison High School. Free and open to the public. Email emilielarson@rcn.com.

Tuesday/April 30

House & Garden Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with headquarters at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Tour five private properties: a 1754 home with ties to the Revolution, an 1842 home, a contemporary Japanese influenced home with terraced gardens, and a Tuscan inspired villa. Visit gardencluboffairfax.blogspot.com or www.vagardenweek.org. Advance tickets $40 online; $50 day of tour.

Friday-Sunday/May 3-5

“Ripcord.” Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company’s production of Ripcord centers on retirement home roommates, Abby and Marilyn, who mix together about as well as oil and water, getting into Odd Couple-esque situations. Tickets are $14 at viennava.gov/webtrac or in person at the Vienna Community Center.

Saturday/May 4

Native Plant Sale. 8-11 a.m. at the Riverbend Park Outdoor Classroom picnic shelter, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Native plant sale from the Friends of Riverbend Park supports Riverbend Park. These plants thrive in Northern Virginia because they are native to the area, which means they’re good for the plants and wildlife around them, too. For more information about the park, call 703-759-9018 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

World Vision Global 6K for Water. 8:30-10 a.m. at W&OD Trail (Vienna West), Ayr Hill Road, Vienna. Vienna Presbyterian Church partners with World Vision to provide children in developing countries access to clean water in their villages. This event will have food, face-painting, an educational tent, music and information about World Vision. Walk, run, or stroll this 6K and invite family, neighbors, and friends. Join $50 Race registration fee. TeamVienna by registering at www.teamworldvision.org/team/10917.

Live Music: James Fernando. 1 p.m. (doors at noon) at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. James Fernando is a pianist and composer whose music lies at the intersection of jazz, classical, and electronic music. The Berklee College of Music graduate released his debut album “Extended Layover” in May as a collaboration with Mingjia Chen and will be releasing his first album as a solo artist entitled “The Lonely Sailor” later this year. All ages. $15-$20. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com for more.

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. 7 p.m. at The Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. “I’ve Got a Little Twist,” a cabaret evening featuring rewritten lyrics for G&S tunes, G&S numbers that are juxtaposed with more modern musical theatre and sometimes, classic Gilbert and Sullivan that is left intact and allowed to speak for itself. $40/$30 MCC tax district residents; running time: 120 minutes (all ages). Visit www.aldentheatre.org for more.

Saturday-Sunday/May 4-5

Book Sale. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Featuring thousands of quality used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Prices remain the same: hardbacks $2, trade paperbacks $1, pocket paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books 25 and 50 cents. CDs and videos $1-$2. Credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the library. Sponsored by the Friends of Patrick Henry Library. Free parking and admission. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/ph for more.

Wednesday/May 8

Movie Series: New Disney Classics. 12:30 p.m. at The Alden Community Hall, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The Alden is kicking off a new film series with “new Disney Classics” – those that were loved during the 1990s. The films will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month through June. Free admission. Visit mcleancenter.org/performing-arts for more.

Saturday/May 11

PRS’ Springtopia. 6-9:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner, 7901 Tysons One Place, McLean. PRS, Inc., a nonprofit helping those living with serious mental illness or facing life crises, is hosting its 2nd annual Springtopia: A Season of Hope. The event supports PRS’ life-changing and life-saving work and will include beverage and food pairing stations, live and silent auctions, photo booth, wine pull, raffle, and a tribute to the award-winning PRS CrisisLink program. $175. Call 703-531-6321 or visit prsinc.org/springtopia for more.

Saturday/May 18

Artist Talk: “Taking Territory.” 2 p.m. at MPA@ChainBridge, 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Taking Territory: New Works by Susan Goldman, Barbara Kerne, Eve Stockton and Patricia Underwood. Helen Frederick, an MPA board member, as well as an artist, founder of the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and Professor Emeritus at George Mason University School of Art, will moderate. Visit mpaart.org for more.

Tuesday/May 21

Oakton TED-Ed Event. 6-8 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. Presentation of student-produced TED Talks – an opportunity to observe the opinions and worldviews of teenagers in the community. Free. Email emisrichardson@gmail.com for more.

Saturday-Sunday/May 25-26

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.

Wednesday/June 12

Movie Series: New Disney Classics. 12:30 p.m. at The Alden Community Hall, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The Alden is kicking off a new film series with “new Disney Classics” – those that were loved during the 1990s. The films will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month through June. Free admission. Visit mcleancenter.org/performing-arts for more.

Saturday/July 13

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.

Saturday/Sept. 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.

Saturday/Oct. 12

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.

Saturday/Nov. 16

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.

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.

Ongoing

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.

Great Falls Farmers Market. 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.

Free Tai Chi. Saturdays through March 30, from 7:55-9 a.m., Introduction and Beginners’ Practice, meet in the Langley Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. All are welcome. 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. www.edimprovement.org. 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.