Thursday 12

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, the group meets to plan its state and Washington area programs, the public is welcome, 9:30 a.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. Free. 703-658-9150.

Friday 13

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

SULLY CANDLELIGHT TOURS, stroll through a Civil War-period camp to the 1794 home decorated for the season, refreshments, music, costumed characters, 4:30-7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $7; seniors and children, $5; reservations required. 703-437-1794.

FAIRFAX CITY CONCERT, the Potomac Brass Quintet performs "American Pops in Holiday Spirit," sponsored by the Old Town Hall Performance Series, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

VIENNA KIDS NIGHT OUT, for ages 5-10, pizza, crafts and a movie, 6-9 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $20; Vienna residents, $15. 703-255-6360.

GEORGE MASON VOCAL CONCERT, the Chanticleer male vocal ensemble performs holiday and religious music, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $42, $34, $21. 703-218-6500.

Saturday 14

FALLS CHURCH BRASS CONCERT, with Choralis and the Classical Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St. $25, $20. 703-237-2499 or

VIENNA CHORAL CONCERT, the Vienna Choral Society performs a holiday concert featuring Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols," refreshments served, 7:30 p.m., Vienna Baptist Church, 544 Marshall Rd. $15; students and seniors, $10. 703-560-8636.

HISTORIC MILL HOLIDAY, Santa, antique toys under a Victorian Christmas tree, crafts, caroling, roasting marshmallows, holiday shopping in a 19th-century general store, 4-7 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $5; seniors, $4; ages 3 and older, $2; 2 and younger, free. 703-759-2771.

RESTON CHORAL CONCERT, Voce performs Handel's "Messiah," with a chamber orchestra, followed by a reception, 8 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston. $20; students and seniors, $15. 703-277-7772.

MCLEAN DIVORCE WORKSHOP, lawyers Jeffrey Sprowls and David Levy discuss the rights and responsibilities of parties involved in separation and divorce, sponsored by the Women's Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. $45; members, $35. 703-281-2657.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, plus a performance by the West Springfield High School Personality Show Choir, including Walt Disney characters, 9:30 a.m., the school auditorium, 6100 Rolling Rd., Springfield. $7. 703-913-9793.

CLIFTON BALLET, Mia Saunders School of Ballet performs "The Nutcracker," sponsored by the Centreville High School PTSA, to benefit the school's arts scholarship fund and the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Emergency Relief Fund, 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, the high school, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. $10; seniors, $8; students, $6. 703-830-2558.

ANNANDALE THEATER PERFORMANCE, the Encore Theatrical Arts Project, a youth performing arts company, performs "Let It Snow . . . Let It Snow . . . Let It Snow," with singing, dancing and acting, 1, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22, Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $15; students and seniors, $12. 703-222-5511.

Sunday 15

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the Northern Virginia Community Chorus and the Arlington Symphony perform a "Holiday Pops Concert," 5 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $10-$38; parking, $3. 703-845-6097.

ANNANDALE HOLIDAY CONCERT, Annandale Brass performs holiday music with the Chris Johnston Trio and vocalist Ericka Ovette, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $10; seniors and teenagers, $7; 12 and younger, free. 703-642-0862.

D.C. CONCERT TRIP, for seniors, a bus trip to Constitution Hall in the District for a concert by Kathy Mattea and the Army Band, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 1:30-6 p.m., bus leaves from the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Concert, free; round-trip transportation, $15; Vienna residents, $10. 703-255-6330.

FAIRFAX CITY CONCERT, the Canadian Brass performs Christmas, Hanukah and other music, 7 p.m.; discussion, 6:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. 703-218-6500.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the Alexandria Choral Society and its Children's Chorus perform "Tis the Season," 5 p.m., Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2006 Belle View Blvd. $15. 703-548-4734.

WOODLAWN PLANTATION HOLIDAY, tour the historic site, learn about holiday customs of the early 19th century, taste plum pudding and create a keepsake craft for future holidays, 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 and 29, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $15; students in K-12th grades, $5; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

Monday 16

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

RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MEETING, newly elected officers will be installed at the meeting of Dulles Chapter 1241 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, for members and anyone interested in NARFE, 1:30 p.m., Amphora Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. $22; reservations required. 703-435-8638.

VIENNA COALITION KIDS, for fifth- and sixth-graders, make new friends, learn about team building, perform community service and participate in anti-drug and violence-prevention programs, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department and the Vienna-Madison Community Coalition, 2-3:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $10. 703-255-6360.

Tuesday 17

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL AUDITIONS, the Alexandria Choral Society and its Children's Chorus, auditions for the rest of the 2002-03 season, 6-7:30 p.m.; adults, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 100 W. Luray Ave.; children, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Free; preregistration required. 703-548-4734.

Wednesday 18

KINGSTOWNE CHORAL CONCERT, the Kingstowne Community Chorus performs a holiday concert, 8 p.m., the Church of the Spirit, 5775 Barclay Dr., Kingstowne. Donations requested. 703-924-9722.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack

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