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Calendar of Community Events Through July 24

The following are local events near your home that make for some good, old-fashioned Summer fun. Check ’em out and mark your calendars!

Thursday July 16, 2009

7/16/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo (Music)
“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the marimba and other instruments lead children on a journey through “WHAT IS RHYTHM?”  With music ranging from Bach to ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra.
Colvin Run Mill: 10017 Colvin Run Mill Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
FREE  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/16/2009
Hokum Jazz (Vintage Jazz/Blues)
Hokum Jazz’ repertoire of blues, ragtime and early jug-band music traces the roots of American music during the first half of the 1900s. The group’s format includes hot-jazz and swing numbers done with a traditional string-band instrumentation.
Nottoway Park: 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA  22181
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Friday July 17, 2009

7/17/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra “Summer Band” (Classical)
Under the baton of conductor George Etheridge, the Fairfax Symphony Summer Band showcases the talents of the county’s best young musicians.
Lake Accotink Park: 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA  22152
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/17/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s Dixieland Band (Dixieland)
An ensemble of musicians from the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Dixieland Band is New Orleans inspired.  Your feet will be mobilized.
Grist Mill Park: 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA  22309
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/17/2009
Debi Smith (Pop/Folk)
Debi has recorded nineteen albums and compilations, including four solo recordings for which she has won seven Wammies, six ASCAP composer awards, American Music Festival Awards, and American Library Awards. She has appeared across the U.S., and on such programs as Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” and “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Mason District Park Amphitheater: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/17/2009
Robbie Schaefer (Folk/Pop)
Robbie Schaefer’s Mom Thinks He’s Really Great—In case you haven’t spoken with her lately, Robbie Schaefer is the guitarist and songwriter for the acclaimed independent folk/rock band Eddie From Ohio.  His first solo album since 2004, released in late 2008, “Strange and Lovely World,” is a 13-song collection that explores the nature of relationship, transition, and spirituality.
Royal Lake Park: 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax, VA  22032
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Saturday, July 18

7/18/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO Percussion Duo (Music)
“OTO Percussion Duo” is the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s introduction to the percussion instruments that are the underpinning for the orchestra’s music. Drums, the marimba and other instruments lead children on a journey through “WHAT IS RHYTHM?”  With music ranging from Bach to ragtime, the Percussion Duo demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra.
Burke Lake Park Amphitheater: 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
FREE  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/18/2009
Young Audiences of Virginia ‘Clowning Around with Shakespeare’ (Theater)
Young Audiences of Virginia presents “CLOWNING AROUND WITH SHAKESPEARE”, an interactive, fast-paced one- person show filled with the humor of Shakespeare’s clowns. This show enlivens Shakespeare for younger audiences, bringing students onstage to add sound effects and silliness as an actor from 1603 prepares to audition for King James I.
E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater: 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA  20151
FREE  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/18/2009
Blue Sky Puppet Theater (Puppets)
Blue Sky presents “The Three Not So Little Pigs”. An updated adaptation of the classic story, it features a vegitarian wolf, remote control cars, electric guitars and 3 pigs that need to work together and learn to cooperate.
Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater: 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA  20190
FREE  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/18/2009
Bob Brown Puppets (Puppets)
“CLOWNING AROUND” is Bob’s most popular production and will leave the audience shouting with laughter as his merry marionettes perform feats of skill and daring usually found only “under the big top”!
Mason District Park Amphitheater: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
FREE  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Gardening in Virginia: Breaking the Rules
Explore a few of the fun ways to ignore age-old garden rules and customize your planting beds to suit the environment. Find out the new ideas at Green Spring Gardens from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is $18 per person. Call 703-642-5173 to reserve.

Green Tree Frog Excursion
Look for green tree frogs at Mason Neck State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a naturalist from Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Find out why some scientists believe they can predict weather. This program is perfect for all ages. The cost is $5 per person. For prepaid reservations, call 703-631-0013.

Ice Cream & Sorbet Tasting Party
Think outside the icebox and sample some delicious and unusual ices at Historic Green Spring from 10:30 a.m. to noon. We’ll show you how to churn your own ice cream creations and inspire you to experiment with store-bought ices – scoop after exotic scoop! The cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation, call 703-941-7987.

Barbecuing 18th Century Style
Investigate new ideas for America’s favorite summer cooking pastime! Interact with interpreters at Historic Sully Site from 1 to 4 p.m. as they experiment with early cooking techniques. A guided tour is included in the cost of $6 per adult; $5 for students; $4 per senior and child. Call 703-437-1794 for more information.

Sunday, July 19

7/19/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra “Summer Band” (Classical)
Under the baton of conductor George Etheridge, the Fairfax Symphony Summer Band showcases the talents of the county’s best young musicians.
Mason District Park Amphitheater: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/19/2009
Hawaiian Cultural Heritage Night (Hawaiian Dance & Music)
Bring your grass skirt and uke and swing your hips to an evening of traditional Hawaiian music and dance.
Ossian Hall Park: 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA  22003
FREE  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Wednesday, July 22

7/22/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s OTO String Quartet (Music)
“OTO String Quartet” takes you on a musical adventure with the Fairfax Symphony’s String Quartet showcasing the performing techniques and unique qualities of string instruments. Hear the instruments take on different roles in each selection, much like “CHARACTERS IN A PLAY”.
Frying Pan Farm Park: 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171
FREE  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/22/2009
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra “Summer Band” (Classic)
Under the baton of conductor George Etheridge, the Fairfax Symphony Summer Band showcases the talents of the county’s best young musicians.
Lee District Park Amphitheater: 6601 Telegraph Rd, Franconia, VA 22310
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/22/2009
David Bach Consort (Jazz)
The David Bach Consort is a spirited eclectic group of artists that excites crowds with their unique musical entertainment. They have performed at the historic Blues Alley, Jazzmatazz with BB King, Washington’s Taste of DC, the Rossylyn Jazz Festival and at Baltimore’s Jazzy Summer Nights at City Hall, Artscape, Virginia Wine Festival, and the Lancaster Jazz Festival.
Mason District Park Amphitheater: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Thursday, July 23

7/23/2009
Swing Shift (Swing)
Swing Shift’s dance band brings the big band era to life! More energy, more spirit, more get-down New Orleans style!  From classics like “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” to their own delirious, non-standard versions of “Brown-Eyed Girl” and “Under the Boardwalk.”
Nottoway Park: 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA  22181
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

Friday, July 24

7/24/2009
NOVA Annandale Symphony Orchestra (Summer Pops)
Through the leadership, musicality and vision of Christopher Johnston, the Annandale Orchestra has grown in size and repertoire, playing music of different cultures and heritages, and achieving a reputation for artistic excellence.
Lake Accotink Park: 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA  22152
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/24/2009
Pablo Antonio y La Firma (Salsa)
Pablo Antonio y La Firma specializes in tropical rhythms such as merengue, cumbia and salsa.  With performers from Europe, the Caribbean, North and Central America, Pablo Antonio y La Firma’s unique sound comes from musicians who incorporate their individual styles and cultural heritage into the music.
Grist Mill Park: 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA  22309
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/24/2009
Little Red & The Renegades (Zydeco)
Austin, Texas, music critic Lee Nichols wrote that Little Red’s sound: “…is just flat out fun – it’s an exuberant celebration of everything wonderful about American music, with a heavy emphasis on Zydeco and Cajun. He can easily glide from ‘Bon Ton Roulet’ to ‘Zydeco Beach Party’ to blues, country, conjunto, and back again.”
Mason District Park Amphitheater: 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

7/24/2009
The Taters (Country/Pop)
The Taters play an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Writing in Billboard magazine, critic Gordon Ely described the Taters as “determinedly – and gleefully – forging a path with no limits or end in sight.”
Royal Lake Park: 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax, VA  22032
FREE  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-324-SHOW (7469) www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

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