RESTON PLANT EXCHANGE, seniors bring cuttings, plants and gardening accessories to exchange and discuss gardening, refreshments served, 1-2:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Free; preregistration required. 703-476-8617.
VIENNA CANDY-MAKING CLASS, pecan caramel turtles, coconut haystacks, peanut butter cups, chocolate-covered cashews, raisins and pretzels, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 1-4 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $20; residents, $15; plus $10 materials fee. 703-255-6360.
CHINA CULTURAL REVOLUTION MEMOIR, for 18 and older, Anchee Min reads from her autobiography, "Red Azalea," about her childhood in communist China, 8 p.m., Reston Community Center, CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $10. 703-476-1111.
OAKTON CRAFTS SHOW, seasonal crafts, floral arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, candy, baked goods and toys made by juried artists and artisans, noon-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Vale School House, Vale and Fox Mill roads, Oakton. Free admission. 703-321-8373.
FAIRFAX CLASSICAL MUSIC, Leggiero Trio, including soprano, clarinet and piano, works by Schubert, Villa-Lobos and Spohr, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-352-2787.
RESTON PARENTING TALK, clinical psychologist Patricia Dalton discusses how to raise children to become self-reliant adults, sponsored by Mothers of Youth, 10 a.m., St. John Neumann Parish Center, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston. $10; preregistration requested. 703-709-5363.
FALLS CHURCH USED BOOK SALE, hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, fiction, nonfiction and more, sponsored by the American Association of University Women to benefit women's scholarship programs, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Falls Church Recreation Center, 223 Little Falls St. Free admission; most books $1-$2. 703-534-5345.
VIENNA CASINO NIGHT, and Taste of the Town event, casino games with mock cash, food samples from restaurants in the Vienna-Tysons area, sponsored by the Vienna Regional Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m., Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. E. $50, plus cash bar. 703-282-1333.
ALEXANDRIA BALLROOM DANCING, with the Friday Nighters Dancing Club, live music, 9 p.m.-midnight, Fairhaven Community Center, 2409 Fort Dr., Alexandria. $12.50; reservations required. 703-799-3068.
RESTON BLUES CONCERT, for adults and children 13 and older, Shemekia Copeland, 8 p.m., Reston Community Center, CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $15. 703-476-1111.
VIENNA TEEN CONCERT, teen bands perform for high school students, sponsored by the 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.
FALLS CHURCH TREE PLANTINGS, help plant 60 cedars and American hollies on one of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust's protected properties in honor of Arbor Day, a light lunch and refreshments provided, bring gloves, shovels and clippers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 7545 Idylwood Rd., Falls Church (park on Dunford Road and enter through gate at the end of the road). Free. 703-354-5093.
MCLEAN COLONIAL FARM ACTIVITY, help clean and salt the yearly catch of herring, 1-4 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $3; seniors and ages 3-12, $2; 2 and younger, free. 703-442-7557.
VIENNA MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE, Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Inc. features operating HO-scale models of the Southern Railway and the Western North Carolina Railroad, noon-4 p.m., Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Station, 231 Dominion Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-938-5157.
FAIRFAX MARTIAL ARTS BALLET, "Voice of the Dragon: Once Upon a Time in Chinese America," a 17th-century Chinese fable with performances of kung fu, tai chi and more, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; discussion 45 minutes before each performance, George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $25; 12 and younger, half-price. 703-218-6500.
FALLS CHURCH EGG DYEING, bring a basket and dye eggs with natural ingredients, 10 a.m.-noon, Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. $4; reservations required. 703-248-5171.
LAKE ACCOTINK CHILDREN'S EGG HUNT, for 3 and younger, 10 a.m.; ages 4-6, 11a.m.; children of all ages, noon, Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. $3 a child, includes egg hunt and photo with the Spring Bunny; preregistration required. 703-569-0285.
RESTON EGG HUNT AND CARNIVAL, plus farm animals to pet, games and a puppet show, bring a basket or a bag for goodies, sponsored by the Reston Community Center, 3-4:30 p.m., Golf Course Island Pool Complex, Links and North Shore drives. Free. 703-476-4500.
BOUNDARY STONE BIKE TOUR, visit 12 historic boundary stones in Fairfax and Arlington counties and Alexandria, a 35-mile tour on bike trails and area streets, bring a bike, lunch and water, sponsored by the Center for Hiking Club, 9:15 a.m., meet at entrance to East Falls Church Metro station, Falls Church. $1. 703-243-0179.
MCLEAN COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, individuals and families sell new and used furniture, small appliances, jewelry, clothing, toys, electronics, glassware, baby items and collectibles, sponsored by the McLean Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd. Free admission. 703-790-0123.
ALEXANDRIA RUSSIAN MUSIC CONCERT, NOVA Community Chorus and the Mount Vernon Orchestra perform Russian opera works, 7 p.m., Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. $20; 17 and younger, free. 703-845-6097.
CENTREVILLE BLUEBELL WALK, a guided tour of the Bluebell Trail to see bluebells and other wildflowers, 2 p.m., Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. Free. 703-528-5406.
GUNSTON HALL WOMEN'S HISTORY, tour a historic home and learn what it was like to be a woman, free or enslaved, on Virginia and Maryland plantations, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Hall Rd., Mason Neck. $10; ages 6-18, $5; 5 and younger, free. 703-550-9220.
ALEXANDRIA CHORAL CONCERT, the New Dominion Chorale performs Mozart's "Requiem," 4 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlessinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $22; seniors, $18; students and children, $15. 703-442-9404.
DUNN LORING BARBECUE, pork and chicken, potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, coffee and soft drinks, door prizes, sponsored by Merrifield Lions Club, 1-4 p.m., Dunn Loring Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Rd. $20; ages 5-11, $12. 703-849-0708.
FAIRFAX CITY FOLK DANCE, by the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, a folk group that performs Eastern European music and dance, sponsored by the Community Concerts Association of Fairfax, 3 p.m., Fairfax High School, auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax City. $20; students, $10. 703-273-2547.
JAMES CARVILLE TALK, the pundit discusses American politics, co-sponsored by the Fairfax County public library system's Center for the Book, 7:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-790-0123.
HERNDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. 703-435-6804.
POHICK BAY PARK EGG HUNT, for ages 2-8, bring a basket and search for eggs, plus photos with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, mini golf and more, 10 a.m., Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $5 a child; photos, $2; reservations required. 703-339-6104.
FALLS CHURCH OLD-FASHIONED COOKING, a class for 8 and older, grind corn, make bread and churn butter, 10 a.m.-noon, Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. $8. 703-248-5171.
TYSONS CORNER FASHION SHOW, clothes from Milan and jewelry from Ann Hand Corp. of the District, plus a three-course lunch and more, sponsored by the Naval Officers' Wives' Club of Washington, 10:30 a.m., Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike. $58; reservations required by Friday. 703-644-2015.
BULL RUN PARK EGG HUNT, for ages 2-7, bring a basket and search for eggs, plus photos with the Easter Bunny, a moon bounce, mini golf and more, 10 a.m., Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. $4 a child; photos, $2; reservations required. 703-631-0550.
MCLEAN "ROSE PATHOGENS" TALK, by Ethel Dutky, a plant pathologist with the University of Maryland, sponsored by the Potomac Rose Society, 7:45-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. Free. 301-869-4948.
FAIRFAX CITY MUSIC, pianist Barbara Peterson Cackler plays Mozart's Sonata in C Minor, and soprano-pianist Saron Guertin Shafer performs spirituals, sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club on Thursday Morning, 11 a.m.-noon, Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack
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