Friday 6

RICHIE HAVENS CONCERT, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

MCLEAN HOLIDAY CRAFTS SHOW, more than 70 juried craftspeople sell their works, plus silhouette artist K. Housel Bogue and a visit from Santa, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Admission, $1. 703-790-0123.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the Northern Virginia Community Chorus and Concert Band perform music from Handel's "Messiah" and excerpts of Schubert's Mass in G, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Admission, free; parking, $3. 703-845-6097.

CHANTILLY ENCHANTED FOREST, about 150 lighted trees and a village of about 150 gingerbread houses for sale or auction; preview party, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday; Santa's workshop children's events, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; Spirits in the Forest wine-tasting event, including wine samples, hors d'oeuvres, live music and a vacation-themed auction, 8-11 p.m. Saturday; the Enchanted Forest is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, when bidding on trees and gingerbread houses closes; sponsored by the Junior League of Northern Virginia to benefit needy children, Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center. Preview party, $15; wine-tasting, $55; $20 per child-adult couple for children's activities ($10 per additional child). 703-848-2884 or www.jlnv.org.

FAIRFAX BAND CONCERT, Navy Band, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. Free. 202-433-2525.

Saturday 7

VIENNA HOLIDAY MOVIES, for high school students, a marathon of three holiday comedies, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 7 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360.

FAIRFAX STATION MODEL TRAINS, a display of many different gauges; also, "Loco Doctor" will answer questions about model train problems; refreshments, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. $3; children, $1. 703-425-9225.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the New Dominion Chorale performs Handel's "Messiah," 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $22; seniors, $18; students, $15. 703-442-9404.

GREAT FALLS BALLROOM DANCE, music by the Colvin Run Dance Band; Viennese waltz lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 9 p.m.-midnight, Colvin Run Mill School House, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $12; lesson, $5. 703-430-3342.

FAIRFAX CHORAL CONCERT, the Fairfax Choral Society's Youth Choruses, Treble Singers, Concert Singers and Master Singers perform holiday music, 7 p.m., Fairfax Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave. $20. 703-218-6500.

GREAT FALLS MODEL TRAINS, a display of G-gauge trains winding their way through a miniature western town, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Free. 703-759-2771.

MCLEAN ORCHESTRA CONCERT, with the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, 8 p.m., Langley High School, auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $20; seniors and students, $17; 12 and younger, $5. 703-893-8646.

HERNDON HOMES TOUR, of dwellings spanning more than 200 years of local history and showcasing holiday floral designs, to benefit historic preservation activities, sponsored by the Herndon Historical Society, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; tour begins at the Herndon Depot Museum, 717 Lynn St. $10. 703-437-7289.

ANNANDALE BALLET, the Classical Ballet Theatre performs "The Nutcracker," 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $18; students, $12. 703-471-0750.

SPRINGFIELD CHORALE, performance of Bach's "Magnificat," plus a holiday singalong, 8 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield. $15; students and seniors, $12. 703-239-2180.

CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY SHOPPING, volunteers help children purchase and wrap inexpensive holiday gifts, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free admission. 703-248-5171.

RESTON FOLK CONCERT, acoustic folk musicians Lea Coryell and Ralph Lee Smith, 2 p.m., Reston Museum, Lake Anne Village Center. $5. 703-709-7700.

Sunday 8

HISTORIC FARMHOUSE, candlelight tour of Cherry Hill Farmhouse, with period decorations, light refreshments, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. $2. 703-248-5171.

WOLF TRAP HOLIDAY SINGALONG, the Marine Band performs Christmas carols and Hanukah songs with members of choirs and other vocal groups from Virginia, the District and Maryland, 4 p.m., the Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-255-1917.

RESTON TEA DANCE, for dancers 55 and older of all skill levels; fox trot, swing, cha-cha and waltz, music by a disc jockey, 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 Northern Virginia Community Chorus and the Mount Vernon Orchestra perform Schubert's Mass in G and more, 7 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; 17 and younger, free; parking, $3. 703-845-6097.

MCLEAN SYMPHONY CONCERT, for adults and children, with flutist Kathy Sowell, clarinetist Arnold Saslowsky and the McLean High School Chorus, 8 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $12; seniors and students, $10. 703-848-0165.

RESTON ART RECEPTION, annual Gifts From the HeART exhibit of photographs, watercolors, oils and acrylics, plus refreshments, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; exhibit continues 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 2, Reston Community Center, JoAnn Rose Gallery, 1609 Washington Plaza. Free. 703-689-3550.

FALLS CHURCH BARBERSHOP CONCERT, holiday music by the Vienna-Falls Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, 2 p.m., Falls Church High School, 7591 Jaguar Tr.. $10; seniors and 11 and younger, $8. 703-242-7464.

FAIRFAX CITY JAZZ CONCERT, the Federal Jazz Commission plays jazz as it was performed by small groups in the 1920s, sponsored by the Community Concerts Association, 3 p.m., Fairfax High School, auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Hwy. $20. 703-273-2547.

Monday 9

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

Tuesday 10

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

Wednesday 11

GREAT FALLS HOLIDAY MUSIC, concert by Langley High School Madrigals, light refreshments, sponsored by the Great Falls Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike. Free. 703-759-2352.

RESTON BALLET, "The Nutcracker," performed by Reston Conservatory Ballet students ages 5-16, 7:30 p.m. daily, Wednesday through Dec. 15, and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, plus a one-hour performance for younger children, 11 a.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $9-$13. 703-476-1111.

FAIRFAX CHORAL CONCERT, "Songs of the Season," performed by the W.T. Woodson High School Choral Department, 7 p.m. at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-425-8459.

Thursday 12

VIENNA CHORAL CONCERT, the Celebration Singers perform "An American Christmas," 1:30-2:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $5; preregistration required. 703-255-6360.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack

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The Junior League of Northern Virginia is sponsoring an Enchanted Forest, above, in Chantilly tomorrow through Sunday to benefit needy children.