Thursday 7

BURKE USED-BOOK SALE, hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books and more, 1-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd. Free admission. 703-569-4435.

ALZHEIMER'S PANEL DISCUSSION, information on the latest research, health care options and caregiving; panelists include Anthony Sudler, head of the Alzheimer's Association of the National Capital Area; Trish Vradenburg, author of the play "The Apple Doesn't Fall. . .," about her mother's battle with the disease; and two physicians, 7 p.m., Greenspring Village Retirement Community, Village Square Theatre, Springfield. Free. 703-913-1200.

Friday 8

ALEXANDRIA SOCIAL DANCING, the Friday Nighters Dancing Club, with live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Fairhaven Community Center, 2409 Fort Dr., Alexandria. $12.50; reservations required. 703-799-3068.

MOZART HARPSICHORD CONCERT, Kochanowsky and MacCracken duo performs "Rare Duo Fortepiano Concert: All Mozart," for the Old Town Hall Performance Series, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

ALEXANDRIA ART EXHIBIT, "Seasons," works by member artists, opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday; gallery hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 24, Nicholas Colasanto Center, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827.

ANNANDALE CRAFTS, contemporary and traditional works of about 50 juried artists, sponsored by the Artisans United Craft Gallery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Friday through Jan. 8, Annandale Community Park, Fred M. Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Rd. Free admission. 703-941-0202.

Saturday 9

WOLF TRAP AFRICAN MUSIC, Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks United perform Zimbabwean music, 7:30 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

GMU HIP-HOP CONCERT, Don Campbell, the Electric Boogaloos, Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles and other performers, 7 p.m.; discussion, 6:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $40-$20; 12 and younger, half-price. 703-218-6500.

FAIRFAX HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW, about 150 juried artisans and artists sell their works, including wearable art, porcelain, folk art, baskets, leather, metal sculpture, stained glass, toys, jewelry and more, sponsored by W.T. Woodson High School's Parent-Teacher-Students Association, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Free admission. 703-250-8938.

VIENNA BABY-SITTING CLASS, for boys and girls 12 and older, learn how to care for infants and young children, topics include bathing, diapering, playing games and basic first aid, bring a bag lunch and a doll, certificate awarded upon completion, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $30; preregistration required. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA POTTERY SHOW, hand-built and wheel-thrown bowls, vases, mugs and casserole dishes by teachers and students in the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's pottery program, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bowman House Arts and Crafts Center, 211 Center St. S. Free admission. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA CLEANUP DAY, clean your neighborhood or go to an assigned area that needs particular attention; individuals, civic associations, service organizations, Scout troops and businesses are welcome to participate, sponsored by Vienna's Community Enhancement Commission, 9 a.m.-noon, free garbage bags and gloves distributed at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Preregistration required for organizations. 703-255-6360.

ANNANDALE DEPRESSION GLASS SHOW, glass, china and pottery of more than 30 exhibitors, sponsored by the Old Dominion Depression Glass Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Northern Virginia Community College, Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $5. 703-641-9637.

VIENNA SILHOUETTE ARTIST, Ann Woodward will be available to cut silhouettes requested by visitors, sponsored by Historic Vienna Inc., noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Freeman Store and Museum, 131 Church St. NE. Two silhouettes mounted on white paper, $22; one additional, $5; reservations required. 703-938-5187.

MCLEAN ANTIQUES SHOW, more than 60 dealers sell American, English and European antiques, including decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, paintings, prints and linens, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Both days, $6 total. 703-790-0123.

Sunday 10

"RAIDS AND ROMANCE" TOUR, a guided walk through historic Fairfax City, including Civil War battle sites and the Ford House, home of Antonia Ford, who married Union officer Joseph Willard, sponsored by the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 1 p.m., tours depart from the museum, 10209 Main St. $4; youths, $2. 703-385-8414.

GMU DANCE PERFORMANCE, Georgian State Dance Company, 2 p.m.; discussion, 1:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $40-$20. 703-218-6500.

RESTON TEA DANCE, for dancers 55 and older of all skill levels, fox trot, swing, cha-cha and waltz, door prizes and light refreshments, no partner necessary, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $3. 703-476-4500.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra perform Thomas Beveridge's "Symphony of Peace," 4 p.m., Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $22; seniors, $18; students, $15. 703-442-9404.

ANNANDALE ORCHESTRA CONCERT, a "Musical Celebration of Jewish History and Culture," performed by the Annandale Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Community College, 5 p.m. at the college, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk. $10; seniors and teenagers, $7; younger children, free. 703-323-3114.

RESTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and other works, 4 p.m., United Christian Parish, 2222 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Free. 703-444-2646.

Monday 11

FAIRFAX ROSE BUSHES AUCTION, a meeting of the Arlington Rose Foundation, 7:30 p.m., Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free admission. 703-590-8251.

Tuesday 12

JANIS IAN, a concert by the singer-songwriter, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

VIENNA PARENTING CLASS, "Caring for Your Newborn," information on choosing a pediatrician, preparing the nursery, what to expect the first few days, nutrition, bonding with your infant, bathing, car seats and more, 6-8 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360.

HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, no partner necessary, all dances taught by dance leader Barbara Harding, with David Knight on fiddle, 7:45 p.m., Herndon Hall, 730 Jackson St. $3. 703-437-3615.

VA. GOVERNMENT PRIMER, discussion of the legislative process of the Virginia General Assembly, amending the state constitution, how a bill becomes law and other issues, presented by the League of Women Voters, 9:30 a.m., Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, and 12:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-658-9150.

Wednesday 13

WOLF TRAP JAZZ CONCERT, singer and saxophone player Curtis Stigers, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

VA. GOVERNMENT PRIMER, discussion of the legislative process of the Virginia General Assembly, amending the state constitution, how a bill becomes law and other issues, presented by the League of Women Voters, 7:30 p.m., Reston Museum, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-658-9150.

GREAT FALLS CIVIL WAR TALK, Charles Mauro discusses his book "The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) a Monumental Storm," a meeting of the Great Falls Historical Society, 8 p.m., the Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike. Free. 703-759-2352.

Thursday 14

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, the Iguanas perform Tex-Mex, rock, rhythm and blues and salsa, 8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $17. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

VA. GOVERNMENT PRIMER, discussion of the legislative process of the Virginia General Assembly, amending the state constitution, how a bill becomes law and other issues, presented by the League of Women Voters, 9:30 a.m., King's Park Library, Braddock District meeting room, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. Free. 703-658-9150.

FAIRFAX STATION CIVIL WAR TALK, Ron Beavers discusses "Civilians in the Civil War," part of the Fairfax Station Forum lecture series on local history, 7:30 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. Free. 703-425-9225.

GREEN SPRING PLANT SOCIETY PROGRAM, Julie Moore discusses the "Longleaf Pine and Its Ecosystem" at the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 7:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria area. Free. 703-920-1913.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack

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