Thursday 13

SPRINGFIELD BAND MUSIC, Robert E. Lee High School Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands, 7:30 p.m., Lee High School, auditorium, 6584 Franconia Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-924-8300.

Friday 14

DISABILITIES TECH FAIR, Sight and Sound Technology Fair, hands-on demonstrations of equipment that helps people with vision or hearing disabilities; a discussion of the digital Talking Books program administered by the Library of Congress; demonstrations of electronic books; and exhibit of technology aids, sponsored by the Access Services Branch of the Fairfax County Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 123, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. Free. 703-324-8380.

CLOGGING, TAP DANCING, by Happy Feet, 7:30 p.m., Sidney Lanier Middle School, theater, 3710 Bevan Dr., Fairfax. $5; 12 and younger, free. 703-263-7934.

Saturday 15

FALLS CHURCH PLANT SALE, Falls Church Garden Club sells annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and small trees, 8 a.m.-noon, Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. Free admission. 703-534-7836.

ALEXANDRIA PLANT SALE, the Potomac Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society sells wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and sun and shade plants; the Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society sells potted cuttings, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. Free admission. 703-642-5173.

FALLS CHURCH CIVIL WAR DAY, spy stories, demonstrations of surveillance done in hot-air balloons, reenactment of women's relief work, a talk by a Clara Barton reenactor, tours of a Civil War farmhouse, period music, children's games and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5171.

FAIRFAX CITY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, plus live music and food, and a demonstration of reassembling a Ford Model-T in 15 minutes, presented by the Northern Virginia Regional Group of Early Ford V-8 Club, the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. $1. 703-620-9597.

RENAISSANCE COMMUNITY FAMILY DAY, Renaissance fair theme, including a performance by St. George Production Troupe, craft making for children, songs, storytelling, a skit and more, sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services, 1-4 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-765-4573.

HERNDON GARDEN OPEN HOUSE, pictures, plants and other items for sale, refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of Margaret's Garden to raise funds to preserve the garden as a community park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, the garden, 12410 Lawyers Rd., Herndon. Free admission. 703-385-8355.

RESTON DANCE, and silent auction, in support of Wings House, a home for disabled adults, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $25. 703-760-1663.

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

Sunday 16

POHICK BAY CANOE TRIP, led by a naturalist, see wildlife, bring binoculars and a field guide, 8 a.m.-noon, Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $25; reservations required. 703-339-6104.

WOODLAWN PLANTATION TEA AND TOUR, tea and period confections, learn about tea customs and their role in society during the early 19th century, followed by a tour of the mansion, noon and 2 p.m. seatings, Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $25; tour of Woodlawn mansion and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House on the grounds of Woodlawn, $30; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

SPRINGFIELD DOG CRUISE, for pets with adults and children 8 and older, take your canine companion on a cruise of Lake Accotink aboard a pontoon boat, 2 p.m., one dog per adult, Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. $5; ages 8-15, $3; reservations required. 703-569-0285.

RESTON STUDENT MUSIC RECITAL, musicians from the Fairfax Loudoun Music Fellowship, 2 and 3:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Free. 703-476-4500.

AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, concert, 3 p.m., Fairfax High School, auditorium, 3500 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. $7; students and seniors, $5. 703-642-8051.

MCLEAN CHAMBER CONCERT, Kennedy Center Chamber Players and violinist Nurit Bar-Josef, cellist David Hardy and pianist Lambert Orkis, sponsored by Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library, 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free. 703-324-8344.

FAIRFAX PIANO CONCERT, Jeffrey Siegel performs and gives commentary: "Bach and the Virtuosos: Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Busoni," 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $35, $27, $17.50; 12 and younger, half-price. 703-218-6500.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS, concert, "Wind and Song," 7:30 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $20; students, $10. 703-243-1127.

Monday 17

DAVID BRODER TALK, the political correspondent for The Washington Post discusses this year's presidential campaign, part of the Fairfax County Public Library's Perspectives series, 7:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-790-0123.

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

Tuesday 18

SENIORS CRIME PREVENTION TALK, discussed by a local law enforcement officer, light refreshments, sponsored by Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Free. 703-648-2835.

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

Wednesday 19

MCLEAN ORGAN RECITAL, Patricia Shrock, 1 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 703-356-0670.

VIENNA TEEN CENTER OPEN HOUSE, parents view the facility, meet staff members and complete a registration form, 6-7 p.m., Club Phoenix, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-5721.

Thursday 20

FAIRFAX ANTIQUES TALK, members of the Fairfax Antique Arts Association discuss how to sell or give away antiques or other items when moving to a smaller space, 7 p.m., Oak View Elementary School, 5004 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-352-3007.

ROSES IN ART LECTURE, art history professor Nancy Lodge Burmeister discusses "The Symbolism of Roses in Renaissance and Romantic Art," sponsored by Potomac Rose Society, 7:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. Free. 301-869-4948.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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Green Spring Gardens Park hosts a plant sale Saturday.