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Fairfax County community events, April 22 to 29, 2010

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday 22

EARTH DAY WALK, TALK AND TEA PROGRAM, take a tour of the gardens and learn to protect the environment with sound horticultural practices, followed by tea in the Historic House, 1-3:30 p.m.; walk and talk only, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $32; walk and talk only, $12. 703-941-7987.

GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIES, Green Spring's master gardeners discuss tips for attracting butterflies and debunk horticulture myths. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. $12, reservations required. 703-642-5173.

KIDS MAD SCIENTIST DAY, for grades six to eight, take part in scientific experiments using milk, baking soda and other everyday items. 3:45 p.m., Vienna Community Center, Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360.

FAIRFAX BINGO, no smoking, dinner available for purchase, sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Proceeds go to charity. Dinner, 5 p.m.; bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. $14 for six face cards; dinner, $4. 703-560-2188.

HERNDON TASTE OF THE TOWN, samplings from more than 25 restaurants, a live auction and raffle packages, sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Worldgate Centre, Centreville Road and Worldgate Drive, Herndon. $20; members, $15; children 11 and younger accompanied by an adult, free. 703-689-9535.

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-Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$39. 703-541-3139.

VIENNA GREEN EXPO, for children and adults, presentations by 25 organizations and businesses on energy efficiency, buying local organic products, creating green gardens and recycling options. 7-9 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. 703-255-6360 or

Friday 23

FAMILY SKATE NIGHT, bring roller or in-line skates and safety equipment. Parents must stay with their children and are welcome to skate. 6:30-8 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $1. 703-255-6360.

ART AND APPETIZERS, food, wine and conversation in the art galleries, plus a brief talk about the exhibit "Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere: A Photographic and Video Installation," by Jeremy Drummond. 7 p.m., McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $20, reservations required. 703-790-1953.

"MANY MOONS," Creative Cauldron's Learning Theater performs an adaptation of the classic story by James Thurber. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. $10. 571-239-5288 or

"ALICE IN WONDERLAND," performed by Centreville High School's Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 1, Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. $10; seniors and students, $7. 703-802-5400 or

"A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING," a musical production performed by the Vienna Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 8, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $14; students and seniors, $12. 703-255-6360 or

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