Thursday 14

PRESCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE, representatives of about 20 preschools from the Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt, Franconia and Kingstowne areas discuss their schools, sponsored by MOMS Club of Alexandria-South, 1-4 p.m., Sunset Hills Baptist Church, 3500 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. Free. 866-206-9067, Ext. 1594.

FAIRFAX CITY CONCERT, pianist Myung-Ae Chung, clarinetist Kathleen Young, violinist Barbara Gholz and pianist Marynelle Losin perform Liszt, Scriabin, Karg-Elert and Beethoven, presented by the Friday Morning Music Club on Thursday Morning, 11 a.m.-noon, Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

Friday 15

ALEXANDRIA SENIORS DANCE, "Dancing in the Dark," with the Mount Vernon Swing Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. $4. 703-765-4573.

VIENNA TEEN DANCE, for middle school students, 6-10 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $3. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA JURIED ART EXHIBIT, 32nd annual exhibit featuring more than 250 works sold by local and regional artists, sponsored by the Vienna Arts Society, reception, 7-9 p.m. Friday; exhibit hours, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-384-0984.

Saturday 16

"THE HOBBIT," the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre performs a musical based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 22; 1 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23; 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 24, Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. $7 and $8. 703-360-0686.

GREAT FALLS BALLROOM DANCE, big-band music by the Colvin Run Dance Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $12. 703-430-3342.

WOLF TRAP CABARET CONCERT, singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom and pianist Joel Silberman, 7:30 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the Alexandria Choral Society performs "The Glory and the Dream," 8 p.m., Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St. $15-$25. 703-548-4734.

MCLEAN NATURE OUTING, Bob Root describes the geology and hydrogeology of Scott's Run Nature Preserve, wear sturdy shoes, sponsored by EcoStewards Alliance, 9:30 a.m., the preserve's lower parking lot, Route 193, west of the Capital Beltway. Free. 703-766-1724.

FAIRFAX CHORAL SOCIETY, and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra perform "Carmina Burana," 8 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $19-$40. 703-993-2787.

FALLS CHURCH CRAFTS MARKET, works by artisans for sale, sponsored by Belvedere Elementary School PTA, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school, 6540 Columbia Pike, Falls Church. Free. 703-256-8972.

FAIRFAX COMMUNITY DAY, county fire and rescue representatives; information on exercise and wellness programs for adults and after-school programs for teenagers and younger children; moon bounce; games; food; and more, sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services, 1-4 p.m., David R. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Dr. Free. 703-250-9181.

FAIRFAX CITY CRAFTS SHOW, 16th annual holiday craft show, more than 300 artisans and food vendors, sponsored by Fairfax City, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Hwy. Admission, $2; 18 and younger, free. 703-385-7858.

MCLEAN BRASS CONCERT, the Washington Symphonic Brass performs the music of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Monteverdi and others, 8 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $20; students, $10. 703-243-1127.

Sunday 17

RESTON FOLK MUSIC, Shenandoah Coffeehouse program, music by singer-songwriters Mack Bailey and Suzanne Buirgy, 7 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. $10. 703-476-4500.

AMERICAN YOUTH PHILHARMONIC, performance of "Autumn Embrace," with pianist Christie Julien, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $14; students and seniors, $10. 703-642-8051.

FALLS CHURCH VIOLIN RECITAL, Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff perform works by Handel, Wieniawski, Bartok and others, 4 p.m., St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Free. 703-532-5656.

Monday 18

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD MEETING, Board of Supervisors, 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. 703-324-3151.

VIENNA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 8 p.m., Vienna Town Hall, Council Chambers, 127 Center St. S. 703-255-6303.

Tuesday 19

WOLF TRAP FLAMENCO CONCERT, guitarist Vicente Amigo, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

VIENNA QUILT AUCTION, quilts, wall-hangings, holiday decorations, children's items, gift baskets and more, hosted by the Vienna Chapter of Quilters Unlimited, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Flint Hill Elementary School, 2444 Flint Hill Rd. Free admission. 703-378-0994.

Wednesday 20

WOLF TRAP SCOTTISH MUSIC, Battlefield Band performs folk, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 21, the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Thursday 21

MCLEAN ROSE MEETING, rosarian Randy Scott discusses "Winterizing Your Roses," including mulching and preventing water loss, a Potomac Rose Society meeting, 7:45-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. Free. 301-869-4948.

FAIRFAX ANTIQUE ARTS, Paul Feng discusses "Tole-Painted Kitchenware" at the monthly meeting of the Fairfax Antique Arts Association, 7 p.m., Oak View Elementary School, 5004 Sideburn Rd. Free. 703-323-4803.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack

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