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

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Ongoing

Self Portraits. Business hours through mid August at Starbucks, Great Falls Center, 9863 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. See self portraits by Forestville Elementary School, third grade artists in the meeting room at Starbucks. The show curated by FES Art Teacher, Renee Riddell, is presented by Great Falls Studios in cooperation with Great Falls Starbucks. Visit www.greatfallsstudios.com for more.

Registration Open: NVSO. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics features more than 60 events that challenge the mind as well as the body. New games this year: jigsaw puzzle and line-dancing. The games run Sept. 14-28. There will be no on-site registration. Paper registrations, available at most local recreation and senior centers, must be postmarked by Aug. 24. Online registrations must be completed by Aug. 31 at www.nvso.us.

Junior Golf Fairfax Camps, Clinics and Competition. Burke Lake Golf Center is located at 6915 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Pinecrest Golf Course is located at 6600 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria. Twin Lakes Golf Course is located at 6201 Union Mill Road, Clifton. Oak Marr Golf Complex is located at 3136 Jermantown Road, Oakton. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/junior.

  • In one-session introductory Junior Golf clinics, kids and teens learn basic golf rules, etiquette of the game, get familiarized with different types of clubs and acquire skills for putting and chipping in a social and relaxed environment. Clubs and practice balls provided. Clinics are offered at Burke Lake, Oak Marr and Pinecrest golf courses for $15 each in August.

  • Golf camp week-long sessions are still open – campers learn putting, chipping, iron and woods play from certified instructors in a friendly, group atmosphere. Course etiquette and best safety practices will teach kids and teens fundamentals while they socialize and have fun. Clubs are not required but suggested. All campers will receive a certificate and golf fun pack upon camp completion. Burke Lake Golf Center and Twin Lakes Golf Course offer half day summer camp, Pinecrest Golf Course offers both half and full day summer camp options. Oak Marr Golf Complex offers half day spring and summer camp through Everybody Golf School.

  • Course-ready juniors will enjoy the Junior Club Championship, Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-noon at Burke Lake Golf Center. Golfers participate in an 18-hole individual stroke competition. Competitors will be separated into three divisions with first, second, and third place prizes available in all divisions. Lunch provided. Call 703-323-1641 to register.

Art Exhibit: Vienna Arts Society Reception. Through Aug. 31, 3-5 p.m. at Vienna Art Center, Windover Building, 243 Church St. NW, Vienna. The Vienna Arts Society invites the public to a reception celebrating two exhibitions. The "Healing Wall" is created by troops on the mend at Fort Belvoir Hospital. "The Open Door" features a judged photography exhibition. Free and open to the public. Visit www.ViennaArtsSociety.org or call 703-319-3971.

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. 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.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Nottoway Nights: The Seldom Scene. 7:30 p.m. at Nottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Thursday evenings, through Aug. 22. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair. For last minute weather cancellations call 703-324-7469 one hour prior to the program start time.

Thursday-Sunday/Aug. 15-18

Grand Opening: Blend 111. At Blend 111, 111 Church St., Vienna. An independently owned bistro, Blend 111 serves farm-to-kitchen organic food, coffee, cold pressed juices, and organic French and Spanish wines. They will launch their permanent menu along with new prix-fixe lunch and dinner options. Drink and food specials all week. Blend 111 is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Call 703-232-1640 or visit blend111.com for more.

Friday/Aug. 16

Summer on the Green: Big Bad JuJu (rock and dance covers) . 6:30 p.m. on Vienna’s Town Green. Friday nights through Aug. 23. Bring chairs and/or blankets. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Consider leaving pets at home. In the event of rain, check the weather line at 703-255-7842. Learn more at www.viennava.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3997.

Chillin’ on Church. 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Church Street between Dominion and Mill roads. Live music, food trucks, and beer and wine sales. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged, but pets are not. You must be 21 years or older with a valid photo ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. Chillin’ on Church is presented courtesy of Ben and Jerry’s. Admission is free.

Saturday/Aug. 17

31st Annual Great Falls Race. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, Md. The Great Falls Race was one of the original extreme whitewater competitions, and more than 30 years later it will still be one of the most challenging. The premiere event of the Potomac Festival is a sub-60 second sprint down through the powerful cataracts dropping nearly 60 vertical feet. Only experts may compete, but the entire paddling community is welcome to watch and volunteer. Racers must register online prior to noon on Friday, Aug. 16. $25 early registration; $35 starting Aug. 12. Visit potomacfestival.org/race.html for more.

Wagon Ride at Riverbend. 10-11:30 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Travel by the Potomac River and through the woods while learning about Riverbend Park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. For participants age 2-adult. $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-759-9018 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Skills. Noon-2 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Raise paddleboarding skills to the next level with “Stand-Up Paddleboarding II.” This course includes a quick review of skills and safety before new strokes, board maneuvers and safety topics are taught and developed. For paddleboarders age 13-adult. $50 per person; all equipment will be provided. Required prerequisite: Stand-Up Paddleboarding I or equivalent experience. Call 703-759-9018 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend.

Sunday/Aug. 18

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.

Wood Carving Lessons. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Whittle out some time for “Wood Carving Lessons” at Colvin Run Mill with the Northern Virginia Carvers. No reservations are required. These lessons are designed for participants 12-adult. There is a nominal charge for wood blanks. Or enjoy a “Grinding Demonstration.” See and hear 19th century technology at work while watching the miller grind flour or meal. Demonstrations will take place as conditions permit. No reservations are required. Tours of the mill cost $8 for adults, $7 for students 16 and up with ID, and $6 for children and seniors. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Tuesday/Aug. 20

Kids on the Green: Beech Tree Puppets. 10 a.m. on the Vienna Town Green. The Kids on the Green series is a weekly collection of interactive animal shows, magicians, puppet performances, and more, running through Aug. 20. Free. Visit viennava.gov for more.

Thursday/Aug. 22

Nottoway Nights: Billy Coulter. 7:30 p.m. at Nottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Thursday evenings, through Aug. 22. Bring a picnic and a blanket or chair. For last minute weather cancellations call 703-324-7469 one hour prior to the program start time.

Friday/Aug. 23

Summer on the Green: Wayne Tympanick Trio (jazz). 6:30 p.m. on Vienna’s Town Green. Friday nights through Aug. 23. Bring chairs and/or blankets. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Consider leaving pets at home. In the event of rain, check the weather line at 703-255-7842. Learn more at www.viennava.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3997.

Sunday/Aug. 25

Album Release Party. 7-9 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Ricky Parrell is going to release his debut album "Keys To My Life” featuring Randy Brecker of The Brecker Bro. and Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy. $10. Call 703-501-2657 or visit rickyparrell.com.

Monday/Aug. 26

Back to School. Fairfax County Public Schools first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Visit www.fcps.edu/calendars/2019-20-standard-school-year-calendar.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Woodstock 50th Party. 7-11 p.m. at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Woodstock 50th and Rock 'n Roll heaven with The Rockits, Randoll (Elvis) Rivers and guests. Sixty songs from the ’60s. Dine, drink, and dance. $10 advance. Call 703-281-4679 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Sunday/Sept. 1

Get Fired Up. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The mill’s blacksmith will be firing up his forge – watch as he works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. Free, no reservations are required.No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Escape the Daily Grind. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. See and hear 19th century technology at work at the historic mill. Grinding demonstrations will be taking place, if conditions permit. Call the site to confirm. $8 for adults; $7 for students age 16 and older with ID; and $6 for children and seniors. No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Gardening With Kids Fall Harvest. 1-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. Join the Ayr Hill Garden Club for the fall harvest featuring a picnic of harvested vegetables plus a craft project using natural dyes from the garden. Free. RSVP to monica.anschel@hotmail.com to ensure enough supplies.

Thursday/Sept. 5

Caregivers Treat Event. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The 2019 Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna’s Caregivers Treat event is free and is open to caregivers of adult family members with dementia. The event offers a half day of relaxation, socialization, and a sharing of experiences. Activities include massages, exchange of ideas, breakfast and lunch, speakers. Guests are invited to sign in from. Register at 703-281-0538 or office@scov.org by Thursday, Aug. 29.

Friday/Sept. 6

Live Music: Bentwood Rockers. 6:30 p.m. (doors open 5:30) at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) hosts a benefit performance with the Bentwood Rockers. Enjoy some fabulous foot-stomping Bluegrass music. $20-$25 at www.jamminjava.com. To volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.scov.org.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 6-8

Library Book Sale. Friday, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at Tysons Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Large selection of books and media for all ages and interests. Sunday is half price and $10 per bag sales. Free admission. Email tysonslibraryfriends@gmail.com or call 703-790-4031 or 703-338-3307.

Saturday/Sept. 7

Virginia Native American Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Learn about the culture of Virginia’s first residents when the Virginia Native American Festival returns to Riverbend Park. The festival includes eight American Indian tribes from Virginia including the Rappahannock dancers and drummers. Enjoy hands on activities and live demonstrations including American Indian storytelling, shooting bow and arrows, throwing spears and making stone tools. Also, assist in building a dugout canoe and visit our marketplace of American Indian crafts, pottery and jewelry. $8 in advance; $10 at the gate. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend/native-american-festival/090719.

Sept. 7-Oct. 12

Countles Shades of Black. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Frame Factory Gallery, 212 Dominion Road N.E., Vienna. Countless Shades of Black features local artist Alfredo Milian and Discovery Graphics. An artist reception is planned for Saturday, Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. Free. Visit www.theframefactory1.com for a slide show.

Sunday/Sept. 8

Get Fired Up. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The mill’s blacksmith will be firing up his forge – watch as he works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. Free, no reservations are required.No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

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.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Get Fired Up. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The mill’s blacksmith will be firing up his forge – watch as he works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. Free, no reservations are required.No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Escape the Daily Grind. Noon-3 p.m. at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. See and hear 19th century technology at work at the historic mill. Grinding demonstrations will be taking place, if conditions permit. Call the site to confirm. $8 for adults; $7 for students age 16 and older with ID; and $6 for children and seniors. No reservations are required. Call 703-759-2771 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/colvin-run-mill.

Friday/Sept. 20

Summer on the Green: Hard Swimmin’ Fish (funk-infused blues). 6:30 p.m. on Vienna’s Town Green. Friday nights through Aug. 23. Bring chairs and/or blankets. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. Consider leaving pets at home. In the event of rain, check the weather line at 703-255-7842. Learn more at www.viennava.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3997.

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.

Sunday/Nov. 3

Gardening With Kids – Winter Planting. 1-4 p.m. at the Freeman Store, 131 Church St. NE, Vienna. Join the Ayr Hill Garden Club for the Winter Planting, featuring wreath making from harvest herb and planting next years’ flower bulbs. Free. RSVP to monica.anschel@hotmail.com to ensure enough supplies.

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

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.