Thursday 13

FAIRFAX CONCERT, "Sweets 'n Swing," refreshments and listening to the high school's stage band, jazz band and jazz combo, 7 p.m., James W. Robinson Secondary School, cafeteria, 5035 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. $1. 703-426-2146.

ARBORETUM PLANTS LECTURE, Joan Feeley discusses native plants in the National Arboretum's Fern Valley, sponsored by 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.

Friday 14

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, the Weilerstein Trio, with pianist Vivian Hornick Weilerstein, violinist Donald Weilerstein and their daughter, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, performs Haydn and Dvorak, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

VALENTINE PIANO CONCERT, Rosanne Conway performs romantic music for Valentine's Day, presented by the Old Town Hall Performance Series, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

MCLEAN VALENTINE JAZZ CONCERT, by DC Jazz Duo, with saxophonist-flutist Davey Yarborough and his wife, singer Esther Williams, 8 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theater, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $15. 703-790-0123.

FALLS CHURCH VALENTINE TALES, listen to love stories by candlelight, 8 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. $2; reservations required. 703-248-5171.

Saturday 15

ALEXANDRIA BIRDING PROGRAM, information on techniques for attracting birds and other wildlife to your back yard and a guided bird walk, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and Fairfax Audubon Society, 12:30-3 p.m., Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Free; reservations required by Friday. 703-354-5093.

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

FAIRFAX CITY BAND CONCERT, the City of Fairfax Band performs music of Mexico and the Caribbean for a "South of the Border" concert, 8 p.m., Fairfax High School, auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Hwy. $8; seniors and students, $5. 703-757-0220.

RESTON CHORAL CONCERT, VOCE chamber choir performs music for Valentine's Day weekend, 8 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston. $15; students and seniors, $10. 703-277-7772.

RESTON QUILT BENEFIT, exhibit of the 5,000-square-foot Heart of America Quilt, an international memorial for Sept. 11, 2001, and a luncheon fundraiser for construction of the quilt, 1-4:30 p.m., Reston YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Rd. $50. 703-620-0366.

LEE DISTRICT ANTIQUES SHOW, 80 dealers, 11th annual show to benefit the Lee District Community Center's programs, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the center, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. $6. 703-922-3692.

Sunday 16

GREAT FALLS CHORAL CONCERT, VOCE chamber choir performs music for Valentine's Day weekend, 3 p.m., St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls. $15; students and seniors, $10. 703-277-7772.

MARINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, concert, works by Debussy, Chaitkin and Schubert, 2 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall, auditorium, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-4011.

RESTON COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT, acoustic music by Jive Five Minus Two and We're About 9, sponsored by the Shenandoah Coffeehouse Series, 7 p.m.; doors open, 6:30 p.m.; Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. $10. 703-476-4500.

ALEXANDRIA SING-AND-SWING GALA, the Metropolitan Chorus fundraiser features singing, dancing, a silent auction and refreshments, 7 p.m., Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Rd. $30. 703-933-2500.

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC, performance of "A Night in Old Vienna," 7 p.m.; discussion, 6:15 p.m.; George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $50, $42, $25. 703-218-6500.

Monday 17

MOUNT VERNON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, tour the estate and grounds for George Washington's 271st birthday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; ceremonial wreath-laying at Washington's Tomb, followed by patriotic music and a military drill by the Army Old Fife and Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard, 10 a.m.; Linda Monk discusses "A Rising and Not Setting Sun: George Washington at the Constitutional Convention," 2 p.m.; Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Free admission for Presidents' Day. 703-780-2000.

WOODLAWN PLANTATION, visit the historic home of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, granddaughter of Martha Washington, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 9000 Richmond Hwy., three miles west of Mount Vernon. Presidents' Day special fee, 99 cents. 703-780-4000.

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

Tuesday 18

HERNDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. 703-435-6804.

FAIRFAX ISRAELI DANCE CLASS, for all abilities, led by instructor Ethan Halpern , 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $6. 301-982-0937.

Wednesday 19

COUNTY BUDGET DISCUSSION, Fairfax Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) discusses "Budgeting in Times of Increasing Assessments and Decreasing Services," regarding the 2004 fiscal year budget, 6:30-9 p.m., Floris Elementary School, cafeteria, 2708 Centreville Rd., Herndon. Free. 703-478-0283.

WOODIE GUTHRIE TRIBUTE, Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Ellis Paul, Eliza Gilkyson, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion perform, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Thursday 20

MCLEAN ROSE LECTURE, Clif Jeter, national treasurer of the American Rose Society, discusses new and classic varieties of roses, garden design and tips for starting a rose garden, sponsored by the Potomac Rose Society, 7:45-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. Free. 301-869-4948.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack

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Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, will host a birthday celebration Monday, Presidents' Day. Admission is free.