FALLS CHURCH THEATER PERFORMANCE, the TRS Players perform James Sherman's "The God of Isaac," 7:30 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. $5. 703-528-3585.
MCLEAN ROSE SOCIETY MEETING, consulting rosarian Randy Scott discusses "Winterizing Your Roses," including mulching and preventing water loss, 7:45-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. Free. 301-869-4948.
FAIRFAX ANTIQUE ARTS MEETING, Paul Feng talks about tole painted kitchenware at the monthly meeting of the Fairfax Antique Arts Association, 7 p.m., Oak View Elementary School, 5004 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-323-4803.
FAIRFAX CITY OPERA PERFORMANCE, the Virginia Opera presents Thea Musgrave's "A Christmas Carol, the Opera," 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday; there will be a discussion on the piece 45 minutes before each performance, George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax. $42-$78. 703-218-6500.
ALEXANDRIA HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE, Creative Clay Studios and Zero Gravity Glass present hand-crafted pottery, sculpture and glass works by more than 20 artisans, proceeds from a silent auction will be donated to a fund for victims of the recent Washington area sniper attacks, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Creative Clay Studios, Shirley-Edsall Industrial Park, 5704 General Washington Dr., Alexandria. Free admission. 703-538-5786.
FAIRFAX CITY CONCERT, the Old Town Performance Series presents the Chromatics: Voices Only, an a capella group that offers a 21st-century twist, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.
BULL RUN MIRACLE OF LIGHTS, Northern Virginia's two-mile-drive holiday light show opens, 5:30-10:30 p.m. daily (except New Year's Eve) through Jan. 4, Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. $12 per car or van (1-14 people); $25 per commercial van (15-34 people); $50 per bus (35 or more people). 703-709-5437 or www.miracleoflights.com.
VIENNA YOUTH PROGRAM, for sixth-graders, Student Program of Arts and Recreation Combined (SPARC) offers recreational activities, arts and athletics as a way to build friendships and learn the value of teamwork, 6-8 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; preregistration required. 703-255-6360.
GREAT FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, vocalist Marcia Young on harp and Andy Rutherford on lute, 8 p.m., Great Falls Schoolhouse, 9818 Georgetown Pike. $15; students, $10. 703-759-2048.
RESTON PERFORMANCE, "Mark Brutsche: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," a one-man fractured fairy tale for all ages, 3 p.m., CentreStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $7.50. 703-476-1111.
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP, learn to reduce tension by modifying everyday movements such as standing, walking and bending, for those 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. $20; $15 for those who live or work in Reston. 703-689-3550.
ALEXANDRIA HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW, sponsored by the Crew Boosters of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a juried craft show featuring the work of more than 60 artists from the Washington area, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school, 6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free admission. 703-425-6256.
GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club, mineral and fossil dealers, demonstrations, exhibits and door prizes plus mini-mines and fossil digs, free specimens for children, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University's Student Union II building, Fairfax City. $3; seniors and teens, $2; children 12 and younger or Scouts in uniform, free. 703-281-3767.
FALLS CHURCH SAXOPHONE CONCERT, the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet performs Barber, Bernstein, Gershwin and Piazzolla, 8 p.m., St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church. $10 donation suggested. 703-671-1515.
ALEXANDRIA HOLIDAY SHOP, approximately 50 artisans offer clothing, jewelry, paintings, basketry, toys, pottery, stained glass, holiday decorations and ethnic crafts, plus a country kitchen, a quilt raffle and more, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Free admission. 703-765-5950.
FRANCONIA CRAFT SHOW, more than 100 artisans present handmade crafts, including pottery, woodwork, jewelry, quilts, clothing, art and photography, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. $2; children 12 and younger, free. 703-922-9841.
FORT BELVOIR BALL, dine and dance to the music of Johann Strauss at G.T.E.V. Alpenveilchen's sixth annual Strauss Ball, formal period clothing or black tie encouraged, 6 p.m.-midnight, Fort Belvoir Officer's Club. $70 per person; reservations required. 703-491-7392.
HERNDON FALL BAZAAR, children's games and activities, holiday gifts, a silent auction, handicrafts, baked goods, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Floris United Methodist Church, 2730 Centreville Rd., Herndon. Free admission. 703-793-0026.
MCLEAN STORYTELLING, local storyteller Jon Spelman presents an evening of stories for adults, 8 p.m., the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $15; McLean residents, $12. 703-790-9223.
MCLEAN NORDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL, featuring the Orchestra of the 17th Century and Carmina, 4 p.m.; pre-concert lecture by music director Michael Holmes, 3 p.m., St. Luke's Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $20; students and seniors, $15. 703-897-8990.
VIENNA CONCERT, a capella vocal group Camerata Cantores and the brass quartet Brass Classique perform, 3 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. Free admission. 703-938-2553, Ext. 15.
MCLEAN YOUNG SOLOIST RECITAL, pianist Min-Kyung Choi performs as part of the Rising Stars concert series, sponsored by the Fairfax County public library's Music Friends, 3 p.m., Alden Theater, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free. 703-324-8344.
VIENNA COALITION KIDS PROGRAM, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department and the Vienna-Madison Community Coalition, an after-school program for fifth- and sixth-graders with a focus on making new friends, learning team building, performing community service and being involved in anti-drug and violence-prevention programs, 2-3:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $10 fee for refreshments and supplies; preregistration required. 703-255-6360.
HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, no partner necessary, dances taught by Barbara Harding, with flutist Colleen Reed, 7:45 p.m., Herndon Hall, 730 Jackson St. $3. 703-437-3615.
FAIRFAX CITY COUNCIL MEETING, a public hearing, 7 p.m., Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. 703-385-7935.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack
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