Fairfax County community calendar, June 21 to 28, 2012

June 20, 2012
Thursday, June 21

Diana Krall, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $50; lawn, $35. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.

Garden stroll and tea, tour gardens with a master gardener docent, then have English afternoon tea in the Historic House. 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $27, registration required. 703-642-5173.

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.

Flying Muskrat Theatre Company, teens perform “Cheat, Pray, Die: An Evening of Improvisational Comedy and Short Plays.” 7 p.m., James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd., , Falls Church. $6. 703-400-0713, flyingmuskrats.org or flyingmuskrats@gmail.com.

Bullying discussion, for parents, learn to recognize bullying involving children and help victims cope with bullying. 7-9 p.m., the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $35; members, $25; registration required. 703-281-2657.

Conversational English classes, beginner, intermediate, advanced classes available. 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, through mid-July, Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-437-0138.

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.

Natty Beaux concert. 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

U.S. Navy Band’s “Cruisers,” pop/rock concert. 7:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469.

Friday, June 22

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., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $1. 703-255-6360.

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

“Legacy” dance recitals, students of Cuppett Performing Arts Center perform in celebration of the center’s 50th anniversary. 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m., noon, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax City. $12-$17. 703-938-9019 or www.cuppettpac.com.

Billy Coulter roots/rock concert, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

The Goonies, music, and lawn and board games, followed by the movie. Bring blankets to sit on. Pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase. 7:30 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, the Quad, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $5; age 6 and younger, free. 703-495-0001.

Esencia salsa concert, 7:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-324-7469.

Folsom Prisoners country concert, 7:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-324-7469.

Nothin’ Fancy bluegrass concert, 7:30 p.m., Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria area. Free. 703-324-7469.

Puss in Boots,” bring lawn chairs or blankets and watch the movie. Parents must stay with their children. 8:45 p.m., Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. NE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

“RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles,” multimedia performance. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $42; lawn, $25. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.

Saturday, June 23

Breeding bird survey, hike with a naturalist and assist with a breeding bird survey. 7-9 a.m., Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. $7, registration required. 703-759-9018.

Tim Harmon Recovery 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to raise awareness about drug abuse and hepatitis C, to raise funds for people served by the CSB. 8:30 a.m., Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. $25. 703-383-8441 or www.timharmon5K.org.

“Ready, Reston! emergency management event, learn to prepare for emergencies, with information from emergency management professionals, businesses that can assist in recovery, volunteer groups and nonprofits active during emergencies. Sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St. Free. 703-246-3892.

Anger management workshop, for men and women, focusing on relationship-based anger; with exercises to help participants identify anger sources, manage responses in times of anger and cope with stress. 9:30-12:30 a.m., the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $45; members, $35; registration required. 703-281-2657.

Gardening program, horticulturist Karen Rexrode discusses placement and management of perennials. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $18, registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

Rapunzel,” a comic tale by Studio 3 Theatre for Young Audiences. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, through June 30, Workhouse Arts Center, Youth Arts Center, W-3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $12; age 11 and younger, $8. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater, “The Three Not So Little Pigs.” 10 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-631-0013.

Fairfax Station children’s music education program, by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s “Overture to Orchestra” string quartet. 10 a.m., Burke Lake Park, amphitheater, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-324-7469.

Reston children’s music education program, by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s “Overture to Orchestra” woodwind quintet. 10 a.m., Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. Free. 703-324-7469.

“The Great Zucchini,” comedy and magic for children. 10 a.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Historic Ratcliffe house tours, docents discuss residents who lived at the house from 1812 until 1981. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through October, Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8415.

Vienna vintage baseball tournament, a Civil-War era baseball game and history exhibits presented by Historic Vienna Inc., Vienna and the Vienna Sesquicentennial Committee. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Caffi Field, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360 or www.viennava.gov.

Fairfax County Women in the NAACP luncheon, in honor of Lillie Morarity’s leadership. 1-3:30 p.m., Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club, Mount Vernon Room, 5500 Schulz Cir., Fort Belvoir. $40, includes a buffet lunch. 703-470-2137 or fairfaxvawin@aol.com.

Hummingbird program, learn about hummingbirds and how to create a garden habitat for them. 1-2 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $20, registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

“Germans in the Civil War,” an illustrated talk by Ruediger Lentz of the German-American Heritage Foundation. 2 p.m., Historic Blenheim, Civil War Interpretive Center , 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-591-0560.

Native American games and crafts, for age 4 and older, play Native American games, listen to a story and make a game to take home. 2-3 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $6, registration required. 703-941-1065.

Workhouse Arts Center party, art, music, games, a community resource tent and food from Lorton restaurants. 3-7 p.m. (bring lawn chairs and blankets and stay for the Mount Vernon Nights Concert on the Quad at 7 p.m., featuring Ruthie and the Wranglers), Workhouse Arts Center, the Quad, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-495-0001.

Rocknoceros children’s concert, 6 p.m., Arrowbrook Centre Park, 2351 Field Point Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469.

U.S. Air Force Band’s Max Impact, rock, country, patriotic and pop music. 7 p.m., Arrowbrook Centre Park, 2351 Field Point Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469.

European polka and waltz night, dance. 7:30 p.m., Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Dr., Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

The Fabulettes, pop, rock and soul hits of the 1960s. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. 7:30-10 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St., Reston. Free. 703-709-6300.

Native American stories and campfire, for age 4 and older, listen to traditional stories and toast marshmallows. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St., Annandale. $6, registration required. 703-941-1065.

Sunday, June 24

Dragonflies program, learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of dragonflies. 9-11:30 a.m., Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Hybla Valley area. $6, registration required. Registration, 703-222-4664; information, 703-768-2525.

Herndon gardens tour, a self-guided tour of five eclectic gardens produced by the Cultivating Community Initiative. Noon-4 p.m., Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave.; tickets are also available at ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St. $15. 703-435-6868.

Tea and 19th-century women’s clothing, Caroline Hottenstein displays and discusses her collection of undergarments of the 19th century, including corsets, stockings, bustles and hoops. Tea included. 1-3:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $30, registration required. 703-941-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

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

Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae, concert. 7 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $42; lawn, $30. 703-255-1900.

Alt Washingtonia Bavarian concert, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Huntley Meadows evening stroll, for age 6 and older, learn about the habits of fireflies, listen for owls and watch bats hunt. 8-9:30 p.m., Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Hybla Valley area. $6, registration required. Registration, 703-222-4664; information, 703-768-2525.

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, June 25

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.

Tuesday, June 26

Self-esteem workshop, a five-week course, learn how your conscious and subconscious thoughts contribute to how you feel about yourself, and challenge your thinking to create a more positive self-image. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 24, the Women’s Center, 127 Park St. NE, Vienna. $45; members, $35; registration required. 703-281-2657.

Carolina shag dance, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Shag Club, no partner necessary. (Beginner dance lesson, 7:30-8:15 p.m.) 6:30-10:30 p.m., Icons Fairfax Grille, 10418 Main St., Fairfax. $4; dancers 17 and younger, free when accompanied by an adult. 703-273-2876 or www.nvshag.org.

Ballet Hispanico, a Cuban dance program, including “Guajira,” celebrating the women of the Cuban countryside, “Asuka,” a celebration of the music of Celia Cruz, and “Club Havana,” featuring conga, rumba, mambo and cha-cha. 8:30 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $40; lawn, $4. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wednesday, June 27

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

Fairfax tot performance, by Mad Science. 10:30 a.m., Fairfax Corner, Grand Plaza Stage, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. Free. 631-421-1590 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

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

Flo Anito Band, jazz/pop music. 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Hangover Royale swing concert, 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria area. Free. 703-324-7469.

Thursday, June 28

Lunch ’N’ Life, Supervisor Penelope A. Gross (D-Mason) will be the guest speaker at the lunch meeting sponsored by Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield. 11:30 a.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale. $10, registration required. 703-941-1419.

Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, rock and Americana. 7 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $40; lawn, $30. Tickets, 877-965-3872; information, 703-255-1900.

Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven, gospel. 7:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-324-7469.

Ted Garber blues concert, plus Americana and rock music. 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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