Thursday 20

CLIFTON HOMES TOUR, five homes, including historic and other notable residences, sponsored by the Clifton Community Woman's Club to benefit local charities and scholarships, a car is necessary to travel to some homes, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., tickets available at several shops in historic Clifton. $20. 703-803-1425.

CENTREVILLE MOTHERS GROUP, meeting of Mothers First support group for women making the transition from careers to staying at home to raise children, 10:15 a.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr. Free. 703-827-5922.

Friday 21

ORGANIC ROSE GARDENING, information by horticulturist Brenda Skarphol, 1:30-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $9; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

VIENNA CHILDREN'S LUAU, for middle-schoolers, with leis, dance music, food and drinks, 6-9:30 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $4. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA ROCK-AND-ROLL, Cravin' Dogs concert, bring a chair or blanket, 6:30 p.m., lawn of Vienna's historic Freeman House, 131 Church St. NE. Free. 703-255-7842.

ALEXANDRIA SENIORS DANCE, music by Mount Vernon Swing Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. $4. 703-765-4573.

MCLEAN NAVY BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 202-433-2525.

VIENNA MOVIE IN THE PARK, bring lawn chairs or a blanket and watch a G-rated movie, children must be accompanied by an adult, 8 p.m., Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. NE, Vienna. Free. Call 703-255-7842 for information on name of movie.

Saturday 22

RESTON ARTS FESTIVAL, paintings, sculpture, crafts, jewelry, live entertainment, food, art demonstrations and children's art activities, sponsored by Greater Reston Arts Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Reston Town Center, Freedom Drive. Suggested donation, $5. 703-471-9242.

CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY, Robert Szabo demonstrates the operation of a period camera and discusses the making of 19th-century photographs such as tintypes and ambrotypes, noon-4 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4848.

MS. VIRGINIA SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT, contestants 60 and older compete, 1:30 p.m., Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax City. $12. 703-938-6563.

ALEXANDRIA MAY BASKET PROGRAM, for adults and children, celebrate May and learn about springtime traditions, make a May basket and fill it with colorful plants, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green

Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $15 per

project; reservations required.

703-642-5173.

VIENNA TEEN CONCERT, for high school students, local bands perform, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 7-11 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $5. 703-255-6360.

HERNDON BINGO, Longaberger basket prizes, fundraiser for Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, 7 p.m., Herndon Moose Lodge, 779 Center St. $20. 703-435-2840, Ext. 8.

VIENNA CHORAL SOCIETY, concert, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd. NE, Vienna. $15; seniors and students, $10. 703-255-5508.

SPRINGFIELD BOAT CRUISE, for adults,

along the shoreline of Lake Accotink while listening to a report on the history of the area, beverages served, boat leaves 30 minutes before sunset, Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. $5.

703-569-0285.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, concert, Brahms's Concert for Violin and Cello and selections from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" ballet, 8 p.m.; music talk by Chip Brienza of WGMS radio, 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $21-$46. 703-218-6500.

RESTON CHORALE, pops concert, "Yesterday Once More," 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $20; seniors and youths, $15. 703-476-1111.

Sunday 23

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, floral designer Tina Svenson demonstrates the basics of flower arranging, followed by a full English tea, 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $22; reservations required. 703-941-7987.

RESTORED LOG CABIN DEDICATION, celebrate the reopening of a restored 1750s-era log cabin, with costumed interpreters from the McLean High School History Club, sheep, interpretive displays featuring the property's and area's history and refreshments, 2-4 p.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. Free. 703-255-3631.

BURKE VIOLIN RECITAL, by Chris Franke, accompanied by pianist Lisa Emenheiser, 3 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, 6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke. Free. 703-451-9391.

RESTON COMEDY PERFORMANCE, for 13 and older, the Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "All the Great Books (Abridged)," 3 p.m., CentreStage Theatre, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $15. 703-476-1111.

Monday 24

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES, register for English as a Second Language classes taught by the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia in Alexandria, Falls Church, Springfield and Arlington. $25. 703-575-7900, Ext. 111, or www.lcnv.org.

BURKE MOTHERS GROUP, meeting of Mothers First support group for women making the transition from careers to staying at home to raise children, 10:30 a.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke. Free. 703-827-5922.

Tuesday 25

HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING, no partner necessary, all dances taught by leader Barbara Harding, with flutist Colleen Reed, 7:45 p.m., Harding Hall, 730 Jackson St., Herndon. $3. 703-437-3615.

FAIRFAX SQUARE DANCING, sponsored by the Bizzy Bees Square Dance Club, couples and singles welcome, 8-10 p.m., Lanier Middle School, cafeteria, 3710 Bevan Dr., Fairfax. 703-978-4968.

Wednesday 26

RESTON SENIORS FITNESS FAIR, information from more than 40 local vendors who provide senior leisure activities and health programs, plus healthy cooking demonstrations and screenings for cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Free. 703-476-4500.

COUNTY POLITICS, DINNER, "Pioneer Women in Fairfax County Politics," former members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors -- Jean Packard, Audrey Moore, Martha Pennino and Marie Travesky -- discuss why they got involved politics and how they did it, sponsored by the Fairfax Committee of 100, registration and social period, 6:30 p.m.; program, 7 p.m.; dinner, 7:45 p.m., J.R. Stockyard Restaurant, 8130 Watson St., Tysons Corner. $40; members, $32; reservations required by Friday; program only, free. 703-813-5577.

PARENTING GIFTED CHILDREN, psychologist Razel Solow discusses "Understanding Your Gifted/Talented Child's Emotions," sponsored by the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Haycock Elementary School, 6616 Haycock Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-917-7960.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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