VIENNA PERSONAL HISTORY CLASS, for people interested in documenting their life stories for themselves and future generations, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, through May 29, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Donation for coffee and tea, $5; preregistration required. 703-255-6360.
COUNTY HISTORY LECTURE, Charles Mauro discusses his book "The Battle of Chantilly," sponsored by the Fairfax County History Commission, 7:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-356-1124.
FAIRFAX CHORAL CONCERT, ECHOS, a chamber vocal ensemble, performs "Byrd and the Bs: The music of Byrd, Barber, Brahms, Bach and Bernstein," 8 p.m., Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $15. 703-237-2499.
"THE VELVETEEN RABBIT" MUSICAL, performed by the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, March 14 and 15, 3 p.m. Sunday and March 16, Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. $8. 703-360-0686.
WASHINGTON ESPIONAGE TOUR, for seniors, Spies and Lies of Washington tour led by Gary Francis Powers Jr. and Carol Bessett, a former Air Force intelligence officer, to sites associated with espionage in the Washington area, plus a visit to the International Spy Museum in D.C., sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., bus leaves from and returns to the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $65; Vienna residents, $55. 703-255-6360.
VIENNA YOUTH CONCERT, for middle school students, performances by local high school bands, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 6-9 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $5. 703-255-6360.
FALLS CHURCH BOOK SALE, new and used books, to benefit adult literacy and English as a Second Language programs of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, the council, 3431 Carlin Springs Rd., Falls Church. Hardcovers, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; children's books, 25 cents. 703-575-7900.
ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the Fairfax Choral Society presents a multimedia production of music from the movies, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Performing Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $19-$30. 703-218-6500.
FEMALE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, DeAnne Blanton discusses her new book on female combatants "They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War," 1 p.m., Fort Ward and Historic Site, Library, 4301 West Braddock Rd., Alexandria. $5; reservations required. 703-838-4848.
VIENNA ANTIQUES APPRAISALS, appraisers Josephine Thrasher and Jim Johnson provide verbal appraisals and the approximate age and current value of each item, to benefit Historic Vienna Inc., noon-4 p.m., Freeman Store, 131 Church St. NE. $7.50 an item, maximum of three items a person; preregistration required. 703-938-5187.
VIENNA TEEN CONCERT, for high school students, live bands, sponsored by Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 7-11:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, Club Phoenix Teen Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $5. 703-255-6360.
RESTON CONTRA DANCE, Janine Smith calls to the music of the June Apple Band, no partner necessary, bring a snack to share, 8-10:45 p.m.; beginners workshop, 7:15-8 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $5; workshop, free. 703-709-9121.
FAIRFAX DANCE PERFORMANCE, the
Mark Morris Dance Group, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University,
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $42, $34, $21. 703-218-6500.
FAIRFAX ROSE CLINIC, a team of consulting rosarians from the American Rose Society presents a seminar on growing beautiful roses, sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation, 2 p.m., Merrifield Garden Center, meeting room, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-590-8251.
BURKE POLITICAL COMEDY, by the Capitol Steps comedy troupe, sponsored by the Lake Braddock Theatre, 7 p.m., Lake Braddock Secondary School, Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. $25. 703-455-1762.
FAIRFAX VOCAL CONCERT, Nadia Weinberg performs with soloists of the Municipal Orchestra of Athens, Greece, followed by a reception, 7:30 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $30, $50, $100. 703-671-1515.
FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD MEETING, 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. 703-324-3151.
HERNDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. 703-435-6804.
FAIRFAX CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 7 p.m., Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. 703-385-7935.
GUNSTON HALL LIBERTY LECTURE SERIES, Mathew Nosanchuk of the Violence Policy Center and Robert Levy of the Cato Institute discuss "The Second Amendment: Rights and Regulations," sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, 7:30 p.m., Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton. Free; reservations recommended. 703-550-9220.
ACCORDION SOCIETY MEETING, bring an instrument, music stand and music to share or just listen, a meeting of the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society, 7:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-534-6461.
HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE, no partner necessary, all dances taught by dance leader Barbara Harding, with Laurie Mielke on recorder, 7:45 p.m., Herndon Hall, 730 Jackson St. $3. 703-437-3615.
MCLEAN WOMEN'S HISTORY CELEBRATION, the League of Women Voters celebrates Women's History Month with a discussion of Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" and the writings of people who were active in the women's suffrage movement, 12:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free. 703-658-9150.
RESTON WOMEN'S HISTORY CELEBRATION, the League of Women Voters celebrates Women's History Month with a discussion of Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" and the writings of people who were active in the women's suffrage movement, 7:30 p.m., Reston Museum, Lake Anne Plaza. Free. 703-658-9150.
CIVIL WAR UNION MILLS, Paula Elsey discusses her book "Stone Ground: A History of Union Mills," at the Bull Run Civil War Round Table meeting, sponsored by the Fairfax County History Commission, 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Free. 703-978-3371.
BURKE WOMEN'S HISTORY CELEBRATION, the League of Women Voters celebrates Women's History Month with a discussion of Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" and the writings of people who were active in the women's suffrage movement, 7:30 p.m., Kings Park, 9000 Burke Lake Rd. Free. 703-658-9150.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack