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

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Ongoing

Students’ Art Work on Display. At Great Falls Starbucks, 9863 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Falls Studios in collaboration with Great Falls Starbucks presents “Still Life in the Style of American Realism,” the work of 10 young artists ages 7-13 years who studied under Michela Mansuino, artist and Fellow at Studio Incamminati/Philadelphia in summer camp at the Arts of Great Falls. The exhibit space in the Starbucks conference room rotates the work of local students from the Arts of Great Falls, Colvin Run Elementary, Forestville Elementary and Great Falls Elementary schools. Visit www.GreatFallsStudios.com.

Great Falls Farmers Market. Year-round, 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.

Mah Jongg Cards. Order cards through Jan. 15, 2020, from Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St. 2020 Mah Jongg cards are $8 for small cards and $9 for large cards. Official cards and will be sent directly from the National Mah Jongg League in late March/early April 2020. Go to bit.ly/mahjonggcards2020 or email iva.gresko@gmail.com to order.

Christmas and Holidays

Now thru Dec. 24

HGTV's Santa HQ. At Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Kids can explore the wonder of Santa in the digital age with HGTV's Santa HQ at Tysons Corner Center! This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ. You can try on the latest elf looks with Santa’s Magic Mirror, create your very own Elf-ID Card and scan yourself on the Naughty or Nice O'Meter. Plus, new this year, spend less time in line and more time on holiday fun with a Fast Pass. Prices and times vary. Visit the website: www.tysonscornercenter.com/SantaHQ

Nov. 23-24

Christmas Market/Santa. Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. Come shop hand-crafted holiday gifts, fine art jewelry, nature photography, paintings, wreaths (Sunday only), candles, bake sale and gift wrapping. Take your own photos with Santa Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Visit the website: https://www.andrewchapelumc.org/upcoming-events/

Friday/Nov. 29

Reston Holiday Parade. 10 a.m. At Reston Town Center, Reston. The 29th annual Reston Holiday Parade – one of USA Today’s 10 Best – plus tree lighting, sing-along, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more all day. Rain or shine. Schedule: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Visits and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus;

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Mini-train rides on Market Street;

5 p.m.: Dance Performance at Fountain Square;

6– 6:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting & Sing Along;

6:30– 10 p.m.: Horse-drawn Carriage Rides. Visit www.restontowncenter.com/holidays.

Nov. 29 thru Dec. 24
ACS Gift Wrapping. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The American Cancer Society volunteers will be offering holiday gift wrapping, located next to Santa Claus Headquarters in the mall, Fashion Court, Level 1. Donations to help fight cancer are welcome. Free. All donations for the gift wrapping go to fight cancer from all angles with the American Cancer Society. Email: shiri.rozenberg@cancer.org or visit the website: www.cancer.org.

Sunday/Dec. 1

2019 Celebration of Lights. 3:45-6:30 p.m. At the Village Field in Great Falls (behind the Post Office). Celebrate the beginning of the season with the 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies next to the fire as you listen to local children's choral groups sing seasonal music. The petting zoo and pony rides will keep your kids busy until Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive by antique fire truck to light the tree. The timeline is as follows:

3:45 p.m. - Great Falls United Methodist Preschool

4:00 p.m. - Village Green Day School

Pony Rides and Petting Zoo begin

4:15 p.m. - King's Kids Preschool

4:30 p.m. - Siena Academy

4:45 p.m. - St Francis Creche Preschool

5:00 p.m. - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive to light the tree

5:15 p.m. - Forestville ES Ensembles

5:30 p.m. - Great Falls ES

5:45 p.m. - Colvin Run ES Singalong

6:00 p.m. - Live Nativity (pony rides and petting zoo close)

Volunteers are needed between 4-6 p.m. Contact info@celebrategreatfalls.org if you are available. After Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in an antique fire truck to light the Great Falls Tree, they will meet all children who wish to share their holiday wishes.

Thursday/Dec. 5

53rd Annual McLean Holiday Homes Tour. Hours of tour: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tour four large, festively decorated homes in McLean’s Ballantrae Farm and Langley Forest. Lunch, jewelry and holiday boutique, baked goods at Trinity United Methodist Church, McLean. Cost: $30 before Dec.5th and $35 after at Mesmeralda’s, in McLean; Karin’s Florist, in Vienna, and Great Dogs of Great Falls; also on website, www.mcleanwomansclub.org and at church. Call 703-556-0197.

Dec. 5 and 6

Tiny Tots Concerts. Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (“Jammy Friendly”); and Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. At James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. The James Madison High School Band Program presents an exciting concert celebration featuring a wide spectrum of seasonal music. Costumed performers include old friends and some very special surprise guests. Sing, clap and dance along with the band as you are introduced to the wonderful world of music and symphonic instruments. Advance purchase is recommended to ensure admission. Tickets are $9 per person and may be purchased online at https://www.jmhsband.org/. Note that there is an additional processing charge for online orders. Admission is free for babies in arms (under age 1). Walk-in tickets may be purchased in the lobby by check, cash or credit card 30 minutes prior to the show for $10 per person if the concert has not sold out. Visit the website: www.jmhsband.org.

Saturday/Dec. 7

Breakfast With Santa. 8:30-10:30 a.m. At St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Make memories with a picture with Santa and avoid the malls. Free community event open to all to benefit Housing Up and Samaritan Ministry. Suggested donation is a new, unwrapped toy. Free. Email: Annabeebacon@gmail.com or call 571-235-6349.

Sunday/Dec. 8

Santa Visits. 12 - 2 p.m. At Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc., The jolly ol’ elf will listen to children’s holiday wishes in the decorated parlor next to the Christmas tree. Free admission; no reservations necessary. Questions? Call 703-938-5187, email historicviennava@gmail.com, or visit historicviennainc.org.

Christmas Concert. 6 p.m. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. “Waiting for the Messiah” – a blend of the Christmas Section of Handel’s Messiah with Advent and Christmastime favorites. Also features Artists: Lewinsville’s vocal and bell choirs, featuring orchestra. Visit https://www.lewinsville.org/concerts/ or call the church office during business hours 703-356-7200.

Events in Alexandria

Friday-Saturday/Dec. 6-7

The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend. At various Old Town Alexandria locations. The Campagna Center presents the 49th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade. The parade is Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. and begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square with a massed band concert. Admission: Free for parade and Heather and Greens Sales; $180-$290 for Taste of Scotland; $40 for Holiday Home Tours. In 1749, the City of Alexandria was officially established by three Scottish merchants and named after its original founder, John Alexander, also of Scottish descent. Through your support of the events of The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend, you provide vital support to Campagna Center programs that serve more than 2,000 children, teens, and adults throughout the year. Visit the website: https://www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend

Saturday/Dec. 7

Boat Parade of Lights. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m.; Dockside festivities 2 to 8 p.m. At Waterfront Park, 1 King Street, Alexandria. Parade viewing areas: Founders Park (351 N. Union St.), Alexandria City Marina (0 Cameron St.), Waterfront Park (1 King St. and 1A Prince St.), Point Lumley Park (1 Duke St.), Shipyard/Harborside Park (1 Wilkes St.), Windmill Hill Park (501 S. Union St.) and Ford’s Landing Park (99 Franklin St.). Admission: Free; $ for food/drink and some activities. VisitAlexandriaVA.com/boatparade

Schedule in Old Town (2 to 8 p.m.)

Holiday music and giveaways from 97.1 WASH-FM

Letters to Santa postcard station from Penny Post

Holiday ornament activity from AR Workshop Alexandria (2 to 4 p.m.)

Bookmark making station from Old Town Books (4:30 to 8 p.m.)

Torpedo Factory Art Center Holiday Festival

Santa arrives by fireboat at the Alexandria City Marina (3:30 p.m.)

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights begins (5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday/Dec. 31

First Night Alexandria. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. At venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. This 25th Anniversary Celebration is the largest New Year’s Eve party in the D.C. region that is safe and fun for the entire family and culminates with a fantastic fireworks finale over the Potomac River at midnight. Kids Karnivals: 6 to 9 p.m. at four warm indoor venues in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End. Live Entertainment: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at warm indoor venues throughout Old Town Alexandria. Rockin’ on the River: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 King St., Alexandria. Midnight fireworks: Potomac River at the foot of King St., Alexandria. All Access Admission: $25 through November 30, 2019; $30 December 1-30, 2019; $35 December 31, 2019; Kids Karnival is $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for parents and infants. Call 703-963-3755 or visit firstnightalexandria.org.

Calendar

Wednesday/Nov. 20

Holy Happy Hour. 6:15 p.m. at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Rock music from the 1969 Woodstock event featuring Lewinsville’s pipe organ with guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. Artists: Bruce Deatley, drums; Joe Koenig, guitar; Clay McConnell, bass & vocals; John Nothaft, organ. For more information, visit https://www.lewinsville.org/concerts/ or call the church office during business hours 703-356-7200.

Thursday/Nov. 21

Book Club Meeting. 10:30 a.m. to noon. At the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The November Book Club Meeting will be focused on "Tony's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani. Open to all. Join a group of your friends and neighbors at this book discussion club meeting. Call 703-790-0123.

"Racketeers for Life.” 7:30 p.m. At St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean. The topic is “Racketeers for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court" by Joe and Ann Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League. Don't miss this opportunity to meet pro-life warriors, Joe and Ann Scheidler. The husband and wife team have spent their lives working on the issue since the Supreme Court allowed abortion in 1973. They will relate compelling stories of heroism and courage in their 46 years of battles to stop abortion.

Thursday-Saturday/Nov. 21-23

Christmas Craft Sale. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. This big annual fundraising craft sale features a variety of handmade items, craft supplies, holiday decor, baked goods, a soup-and-salad lunch, and more. Free admission. Hours are 10-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-4 p.m. Saturday. Visit the website: www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Book Sale. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The Friends of the Great Falls Library hold their semi-annual book sale in the branch in time for the Christmas season. In addition to a nice selection of Christmas books for kids and adults alike, we feature a great variety of genres in books, DVDs, audio books, CDs and eclectica. Donations for the sale will be accepted for as long as we have the space!

Dates and times: Thursday, Nov. 21, Members Pre-Sale (join at the door, $15) 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, Book Sale open to public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, Book Sale open to public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 4-5 p.m. Books $5/bag. For details, contact the Library at 703-757-8560, or friendsofthegreatfallslibrary@gmail.com.

Nov. 21-24

”You Can’t Take It With You.” Show times are Thursday thru Sunday at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m. At McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean. Meet the Sycamores, the family that is the very definition of eccentric itself. Directed by Phillip Reid and Assistant Directed by Annalise Kirby, the cast is led by Graham Cole, Benjamin Cudmore, John Godwin, Wyatt Lahr, Will Chapman, and Michael Aten.. The rest of the show is double cast, with Amanda Mulet, Easton McCollough, Jackie Stoll, Nate Fimbres, Rebecca Blacksten, Georgia Titus, Sheridan Dalier, Kiera Murphy, Tess Mellinger, Kylee Majkowski, Sanjna Kaul, Owen Stevens, Becca Sullivan, and Clarre A’Hearn leading the Fulton Cast, and Erica Bass, Sophie Camus, Kara Murri, Connor Mulhall, Avery Versaw, Erin Sharpe, Lyssa Bass, Emilia Ermanoski, Celine Jelinski, Chris Tillotson, Skye Bailey, Laura Connors, and Jack Abba leading the Dwayne Cast. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door, and $8 for students, and can be purchased at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/15599.

Friday/Nov. 22

McLean Art Society Meeting. 10 a.m. to noon. At The McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Gale Pean, a proponent of palette knife painting, will be the featured artist. She will be doing a demonstration of techniques. Guests are welcome. Call 703-790-0123.

“Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park.” 7 p.m. At The Alden Theater, at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Recreated by Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers. Cost is $40/$35 senior/$30 MCC district residents. “Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited] Live in Central Park” uses visual media, a terrific band and vocalists’ beautiful voices to bring to life an accurate and honest recreation of the concert’s original 21-song set list, including two songs not included on the 1982 concert album. The recreation pays homage to the folk-rock legends with Lee Lessack’s and Johnny Rodgers’ own voices and musicianship rather than impersonations or “tribute band” antics. Call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.aldentheatre.org.

Nov. 22-23

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Books, DVDs, audio books, Christmas books galore. Cost is 25 cents to $2. All genres of materials. $5 bag sale takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday. Pre-sale for

members on Nov. 21 from 6-8 p.m.; no scanners, join $15 at door. Email: friendsofthegreatfallslibrary@gmail.com. Call 703-304-6561.

Saturday/Nov. 23

The Path to Academic Success. 7 p.m. At Oakcrest School, 1619 Crowell Road, Vienna. Oakcrest School will hold an event for parents entitled “The Path to Academic Success.” Faculty will share Oakcrest’s vision of academic success, and parents will leave with a renewed vision of their role in their daughter’s academic flourishing. The panel is part of Oakcrest’s Adventures in Parenting series. The event will feature Head of School Dr. Mary T. Ortiz; Dean of Faculty & Curriculum Elizabeth Black; history teacher Virginia Boles; Dean of Students Meghan Hadley (‘06); and science teacher Dr. Kat Hussmann. This event is open to all parents, and registration is now open at oakcrest.org.

1950s Sock Hop. 7-9 p.m. At the Auxiliary Gym at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc. There will be a short dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by DJ'ed music. Light refreshments included. Admission $5; 5 years old and younger free. Tickets at the door. Also advance tickets are available in advance at the Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St., NE, Vienna. Call 703-938-5187, historicviennava@gmail.com or www.historicviennainc.org.

The French Connection. 7:30 p.m. At The Falls Church Episcopal Church, 166 East Broad Street, Falls Church. The second concert of the Washington Sinfonietta’s 2019-2020 season, The French Connection, will be held at The Falls Church Episcopal. Under the baton of Music Director Joel Lazar, the program of French music includes Suite from Masques et bergamasques and Ballade, both by Gabriel Fauré, and Charles Gounod’s Symphony No. 1. Rachel Franklin, piano, is the soloist in the Ballade. Advance tickets for the performance, $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, plus a small service fee, are available at https://bit.ly/364vRqv. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Children under 18 are admitted at no charge. Visit www.washingtonsinfonietta.org.

Sunday/Nov. 24

Inova Blood Drive. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church. Save the date now to donate blood at TRS. One unit of blood can save up to three lives. Contact Nancy at nancycb700@gmail.com. Visit the website: https://www.inovabloodsaves.org/index.cfm?group=op&expand=23633&zc=22043

Tribute to Poet Mary Oliver. 4-6 p.m. At Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. “A Tribute to Mary Oliver” will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. Oliver’s award-winning poetry will be presented across four large themes that frame her extensive, poetic canon: Beginnings; Natural Inspirations; Meaning and Theological Questions; and Closures. Each 10-minute section will feature five to six poems, including “The Journey,” “In Blackwater Pond,” “Crows,” “Angels,” “White Owl Flies Into and out of the Field” and “The Summer Day.” To frame each program section, jazz pianist Dave Anderson will enrich the poetry with his music. Shari MacFarlane has prepared more than 100 photographic images of her paintings that will be streamed as a backdrop to the music and poetry. Tickets are $20. Buy tickets at tinyurl.com/mary-oliver-tribute or at the door. All proceeds benefit UUCF’s Roofapalooza roof-raising capital campaign. Contact Jerry Poje, poje2530@verizon.net. Visit the website: www.uucf.org

An Afternoon of Opera and Song. 4 p.m. At Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Frank Conlon is an Amadeus Concerts treasure and his annual turn on this series as collaborator and host is keenly anticipated by audiences. His unique insights and matchless experience allow him to bring top voices from around the nation and around the world. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.amadeusconcerts.com. Students 17 and under and active military are admitted free of charge. A pre-concert lecture by Music Director A. Scott Wood will begin at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow the concert, at which attendees may meet and chat with the performers and fellow music lovers.

Traditional Celtic Music. 5 and 7 p.m. At The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Since 1986, the East Coast’s premier pan Celtic group IONA has transported audiences to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Mann, Brittany, Asturies and Galicia, and explores the Celtic cultures of the New World. Founder and lead singer, bouzouki and bodhrán player, Barbara Ryan, and co-founder Bernard Argent on wooden flute, whistles, vocals and percussion, are joined by Air Force Band veteran, Jim Queen, fiddle, banjo and vocals, and dancer Joe Duffey, regular Riverdance and Lord of the Dance performer. The Old Brogue is a fully licensed restaurant, with a masterful selection of ales and world and Irish cuisine. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com - $18 general admission/$12 children. Call 703-759-3309.

Monday/Nov. 25

Wreath Making Workshop. 12:45 p.m. At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. The Ayr Hill Garden Club’s November Meeting will feature Nancy Moats who will be leading in making holiday wreaths using fresh greens from gardens. A 12-inch frame plus wire and ribbon will be provided. Bring greens. The cost is $5. For more information, email emilielarson@rcn.com.

Sunday/Dec. 1

Fair Trade Fair. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. This annual Fair Trade Sale will feature products from Ten Thousand Villages. Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted. Beautiful hand-crafted products from around the world will be available for purchase. Call the church office during normal business hours at 703-356-7200 or visit the website:

https://www.lewinsville.org/events/fair-trade-fair/

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.

Dec. 6-8

Starvin’ Artists Sale. Friday reception 5-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Idylwood Presbyterian Church, 7617 Idylwood Road, Falls Church (between Route 7 and Gallows Road. Find original artwork at bargain prices. Visit the website: www.mcleanartsociety.org.

Book Sale. At Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Dates and times: Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8 ,1-4 p.m., which is half-price or $10 per bag sale. Call 703-790-8088.

Saturday/Dec. 7

Holiday Sing-A-Long. 4 p.m. At Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Featuring the U.S. Marine Band “The President’s Own.” Performances are free and no tickets required.

Sunday/Dec. 8

Santa Visits. 12 - 2 p.m. At Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc., The jolly ol’ elf will listen to children’s holiday wishes in the decorated parlor next to the Christmas tree. Free admission; no reservations necessary. Questions? Call 703-938-5187, email historicviennava@gmail.com, or visit historicviennainc.org.

Celtic Concerts. 5 and 7 p.m. At the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Presents the 17th season of family friendly, Fall Traditional Celtic Concerts, a five-week series of top quality music from the British Isles, Brittany (France), the Celtic areas of Northern Spain, and the Americas, staged in the Snuggery (dining room). Featuring nationally recognized Celtic musicians, the concerts are performed in a listening room by the fireside. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com -- $18 general admission/$12 children. Season ticket: $80/$60. Visit the website: www.ionamusic.com/brogue.shtml or www.oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309.

Christmas Concert. 6 p.m. At Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. “Waiting for the Messiah” – a blend of the Christmas Section of Handel’s Messiah with Advent and Christmastime favorites. Also features Artists: Lewinsville’s vocal and bell choirs, featuring orchestra. Visit https://www.lewinsville.org/concerts/ or call the church office during business hours 703-356-7200.

Saturday/Dec. 14

Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 12 noon. At Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center Street S, Vienna. The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its annual All You Can Eat Holiday Pancake Breakfast. In addition to pancakes, the menu includes sausage, bacon, juice and coffee. Adults are $8; Seniors 65+ are $7; children ages 5-12 are $6; children 4 and under are free. Santa will be greeting all from 9-11 a.m. There will also be tours of the fire equipment available. Free child photo ID and fingerprint cards will be available from Fairfax County Sheriff’s office. All proceeds go to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department to assist in purchasing lifesaving fire equipment. Contact: Joanie@vvfd.org.

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/Dec. 15

Santa Visits. 12 - 2 p.m. At Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church Street, NE, Vienna. Presented by the Historic Vienna, Inc., The jolly ol’ elf will listen to children’s holiday wishes in the decorated parlor next to the Christmas tree. Free admission; no reservations necessary. Questions? Call 703-938-5187, email historicviennava@gmail.com, or visit historicviennainc.org.

Jan. 17-26

Joshua’s Hands Quilting Event. Location TBA in Purcellville. Joshua's Hands is a non-profit in Loudoun County that hosts free quilting events to support wounded servicepeople. Joshua’s Hands will host 10 days of quilting fun to make handmade quilts for servicemen and women wounded while serving our country. All are welcome. No sewing experience or registration needed. All materials are provided but donations are appreciated. Come for an hour or the day. Monday-Saturdays 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays 1-9 p.m. Purcellville. Check website for exact location. Info@JoshuasHands.org, or call 540-454-7827, or visit www.JoshuasHands.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.