Antiques for Sale in McLean

The McLean Community Center will hold its 27th annual antiques show and sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This year's sale will feature more than 60 dealers with antiques from around the world, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelains, silver, paintings, prints and linens.

Admission is $6, which covers both days. Food will be sold. The community center is at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. For more information, call 703-790-0123.

In Vegetables, Food for Art

Artist Sarah Gerould will exhibit watercolor paintings of landscapes and vegetables until Nov. 29 at the Reston Community Center.

Gerould has studied art, biology, geology and entomology. When not painting, she works as a program coordinator for contaminant biology at the U.S. Geological Survey.

"My vegetables convey, in a darkly humorous way, aspects of the human condition. . . . I am particularly drawn to the expressiveness of root vegetables," Gerould said in a news release.

The community center is at 2310 Colts Neck Rd. For more information, call 703-476-4500.

Civil War at the Crossroads

Civil War buffs are invited to a video presentation of "Civil War Trail of Baileys Crossroads" on Nov. 16 at the Clark House in Falls Church.

Naomi Zeavin, guest curator and a member of the Fairfax County History Commission, produced the video, which stars Ed Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service.

Zeavin will answer questions and, using family diaries, discuss Confederate raider Col. John Singleton Mosby's maneuvers in the neighborhood and the impact they had on the community.

Sites of Civil War activities that took place in Northern Virginia and are recognized by historic markers include Fort Buffalo at Seven Corners, Lincoln viewing the troops at Baileys Crossroads and Mason Hill in Annandale.

The video will be shown from 2 to 3 p.m. The Clark House is at 6332 Barcroft Dr., Falls Church. For more information, call 703-750-1598.

Reston Group Seeks Singers

The Reston Chorale is holding auditions for a world premiere concert next spring, "A Journey to Freedom, Honor and Glory," the story of civil rights activist and martyr Jonathan Daniels.

The program, a newly commissioned cantata by composer Julius Williams, includes contemporary classical, gospel, jazz, blues and rock accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra. Call 703-834-0079 or e-mail auditions@restonchorale.org for an appointment time and location. The chorale is specifically looking for a soprano and tenor soloist, but all voices are being recruited.

The chorale will perform the concert March 19 at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria.

-- Compiled by Diane Mattingly

"Rescue" is a painting by Sarah Gerould, whose work is on display in Reston this month.