The first annual Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fairfax High School. More than 170 vendors will be on hand for early Christmas shoppers, as well as Santa Claus for the kids. Refreshments will be available and parking and admission to the fair are free. Fairfax High School is at 3500 Old Lee Hwy. For more details, call 385-7858.
The annual Lewinsville Senior Center fall bazaar, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in McLean, will feature crafts, baked goods, clothes and white elephant items. For more information, or if you have something to sell, call the center at 442-9075 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Lewinsville Center is at 1609 Great Falls St.
Purchase tickets before Saturday for the Falls Church Holiday Ball, set for 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Community Center. The ball will feature Willey Jolley and Company, a critically acclaimed four-piece jazz and dance ensemble. Dress will be formal but festive, and area residents who attend should wear their dancing shoes. Refreshments will include spirits and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Community Center at 223 Little Falls St., and from the Jaycees and other civic organizations. For more information, call Kitty Butler at 534-5776 or Howard Herman at 241-5077.
Volunteers are needed to fill a number of positions at the Northwest Center for Community Mental Health in Reston. Case aides to provide companionship to the elderly and workshop coleaders and group coleaders are needed to volunteer one or more hours a week for the Older Adults Program. Appointment, information and referral specialists also are needed to work closely with the crisis intervention team for a few hours weekly. The center is looking for a statistician to collect and interpret data received by the center for two hours a week. No experience is necessary for any of the positions and the center will train. For more information, call Karen King, volunteer coordinator, at 481-4146. The center is at 1850 Cameron Glen Dr.
Buy a ticket for a doll house raffle to benefit the James C. MacDonald Fine Arts Scholarship fund and possibly win a miniature three-story Victorian Federal home, along with a gift certificate to purchase additional miniature furnishings. The doll house has hardwood floors, is fully electrified and contains some furnishings, including an Austrian crystal chandelier. The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the close of the McLean Community Center holiday crafts bazaar at the National Wildlife Federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Tickets are $1 each and available at McEnearney Associates, Realtors, 1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd. Tickets will also be sold at the bazaar, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The winner need not be present. For more information or to buy tickets in advance, call Maureen Dunn or Martha Floyd at 790-9090.