Fairfax County community calendar, July 19 to 26, 2012

July 18, 2012
Thursday, July 19

Garden stroll and tea, a docent-led tour of gardens and an English tea in the historic house. 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $27, reservations required. 703-941-7987.

Children’s 19th-century history program, for ages 4-9, learn how children lived in the 1800s in a program led by a costumed interpreter. Participants practice penmanship, wash clothes, churn butter and make ice cream. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. $10 per child, registration required. 703-631-0013 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl/calendar.htm.

Fairfax bingo, no smoking, dinner sold, sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Proceeds go to scholarships and other Elks Lodge charities. Doors open, 5:30 p.m; early bird bingo, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. Early bird minimum, $6; regular bingo, $14 for six face cards. 703-560-2188.

Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.

Apple Core Beatles cover band, bring a blanket and a picnic. 7 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5077 or www.fallschurchva.gov/concerts.

Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders, folk music. 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

John McCutcheon folk concert, bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. 7:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-437-9101 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

The B-52s and Squeeze, concert. 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$42. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900. www.wolftrap.org.

Friday, July 20

Sully Historic Site dairy days, churn butter, crank ice cream, play old-fashion games and learn about 18th-century life at Sully. 1-4 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. $5, reservations required. 703-437-1794.

Family Skate Night, bring roller or in-line skates and safety equipment. Parents must stay with their children and may participate. 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 17, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $1. 703-255-6360.

Sarah Bennett Swanner blues concert, bring chairs and blankets for seating. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

The Hot Seats bluegrass concert, 7:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-324-7469.

Mount Vernon Swing Band concert, light refreshments provided. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Fort Hunt area. $4. 703-765-4573.

U.S. Air Force Band Strolling Strings, classical, pop, Broadway, bluegrass and patriotic music. 7:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469.

Tommy Lepson Band concert, funk, soul and Southern rock music. 7:30 p.m., Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria area. Free. 703-324-7469.

Wil Gavatt Band concert, Texas swing and country music. 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

“Legally Blonde: The Musical,” performed by the McLean Community Players. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 29, McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $18-$20. 866-811-4111 or mcleanplayers.org.

The Lion King,” outdoor movie, bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parents must stay with their children. 8 p.m., Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. NE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

“Ghost Trackers” in Chantilly, visit the 200-year-old Middlegate House at night and hear tales of ghosts and local folklore. 10-11 p.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. $15, registration required. Registration, 703-222-4664; information, 703-631-0013.

Saturday, July 21

Green Spring watercolor workshop, for intermediate and experienced beginners, Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki demonstrates how to depict sand dunes and sea grasses, followed by an afternoon painting workshop and critique. Bring a bag lunch. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $75, reservations required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

Asian festival, showcasing India, the Philippines, China and Thailand, with carnival rides, games, crafts, exhibits, food, stage performances and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-589-4144, www.asianfestivaldc.com or info@asianfestivaldc.com.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater, “The Three Not So Little Pigs.” 10 a.m., Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. Free. 703-324-7469.

DinoRock puppet show, 10 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-631-0013.

The Goodlife Theater puppet show, about a monkey who ruins a rainbow and needs help from the audience to find the colors. 10 a.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

The Grandsons Jr. concert, rock, swing, rhythm and blues, country and Americana music. 10 a.m., Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-324-7469.

Colonial Summer Market Fair, period music, spinning and dyeing, quoits and other games, a children’s puppet show, farm animals, fencing lessons, shopping at a colonial market stand, and more. Period food and beverages available. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $6; seniors and ages 3-12, $3; 2 and younger, free. 703-442-7557 or www.1771.org.

Historic Ratcliffe house tours, see a new exhibit featuring period clothing and accessories from 1812 through 1955. Costumes include early 19th-century tradesman attire, an 1840 men’s wedding suit, a 1916 wedding dress, late-19th-century children’s clothes and a 1920s mourning dress. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through October, Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8415.

“The Prince and the Troubadour,” for age 4 and older, a musical featuring a reluctantly daring prince, a no-nonsense princess, a troubadour and a hungry witch. Noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon July 28 and 29, 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Rd., McLean. $10. 703-854-1856 or www.1ststagetysons.org.

“Pop Goes the Rock” acrobatics, Cirque Dreams performs acrobatic feats to pop and rock tunes. 2 and 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20-$48. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.

Marshall Maley jazz concert, outdoors. 5-7 p.m., Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.

Vienna open microphone night, bring chairs and blankets for seating. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E. Free. 703-255-6360.

Jah Works reggae concert, 7 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-324-7469.

“Grease Move-Along,” dress as any character and sing and dance during a screening of “Grease,” with lyrics on the screen. Prizes and refreshments included. Doors open, 7 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m., ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. $5. 703-956-6590.

C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, zydeco music. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. 7:30-10 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. Free. 703-709-6300.

Burke country-western dance, couples and singles welcome. Lessons, 7:30 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30-11 p.m., Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. $12; members, $10; dancers 17 and younger with a paying adult, $5. 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.

Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night, dance and music. 7:30 p.m., Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Nature center insect program, campfire, sit around a campfire and learn about attracting and repelling insects and hear an African tale of why mosquitoes buzz. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $6, registration required. Registration, 703-222-4664; information, 703-941-1065.

Sunday, July 22

Nature photography program, walk with a naturalist and photographer and photograph reptiles and amphibians. Bring a digital camera and learn tips on camera angles. Wear hiking shoes. 10-11 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. $5, registration required. Registration, 703-222-4664; information, 703-631-0013.

Green Spring salad dressing program, learn to make dressings and sample an assortment of dressings with fresh food from a garden. 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $27, reservations required. 703-941-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

Vienna Community Band concert, bring chairs and blankets for seating. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E. Free. 703-255-6360.

Civil War-era string band, the 97th Regimental String Band re-creates a band of the Civil War era, singing traditional American songs. 7:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. $10, reservations required. 703-437-9101.

NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, a summer pops concert featuring “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Christopher Johnston, movie themes, Scott Joplin rags for full orchestra and works for children. 7:30 p.m., Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $15; seniors and teenagers, $10; children, free. 703-569-0973.

The Capitol Steps, political satire. 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

John Tesh and big-band concert, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $42; lawn, $25. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.

Springfield bingo, for age 12 and older, no smoking, youths 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$35. 703-975-1079.

Monday, July 23

Human rights and AIDS victims, Canon Gideon Byamugisha, an Anglican priest from Uganda who is HIV positive, discusses his human rights advocacy work for people with HIV/AIDS. 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-321-7499.

Falls Church City Council meetings, 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of each month, Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave. 703-241-5014 or www.fallschurchva.gov.

Jackson Browne and Sara Watkins, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $30-$50. 703-255-1900.

Tuesday, July 24

“Stream Monsters” nature program, for age 8 and older, venture into Big Rocky Run to discover which creatures live in the stream. 8:30-10 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. $6. 703-631-0013 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ecl/calendar.htm.

Rufus Wainwright and Ingrid Michaelson, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $30-$40. 703-255-1900.

Wednesday, July 25

Herndon children’s music education program, by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s “Overture to Orchestra” string quartet. 10 a.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469.

Fairfax tots performance, by John Henry England. 6 p.m., Fairfax Corner, Grand Plaza Stage, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Free. 631-421-1590 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

Ed McDade folk music, “The Rhythm and Rhyme of American Folk Music,” bring chairs and blankets for seating. 6:30 p.m., Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

Le Hotclub de Biglick, gypsy jazz music. 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

U.S. Army Band Downrange, rock. 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria area. Free. 703-324-7469.

Thursday, July 26

Billy Coulter roots rock, and “power pop” music, bring a blanket and a picnic. 7 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5077 or www.fallschurchva.gov/concerts.

Vienna master naturalist lecture, for adults, zoologist Tammy Schwab discusses how to identify the most common local species of mammals based on their skulls. 7-8:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, Hunter House, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. $10, registration required. Registration, 703-222-4664; information, 703-938-7532.

Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, bluegrass music. 7:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469.

Toubab Krewe Afro-pop music, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

NSO at Wolf Trap, “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses,” a concert based on the video game, paired with graphics. 8:30 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20-$52. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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