ALEXANDRIA TEA AND GARDEN TOUR, includes an English tea served in a historic manor house, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, 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.
RESTON BIRD-WATCHING CLASS, the Reston Association's environmental resource manager, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, talks about an inexpensive way to enjoy nature, for ages 55 and older, 1:30-3 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. $10; people who live or work in Reston, $5; preregistration required. 703-476-4500.
GREAT FALLS PERCUSSION PROGRAM, an outdoor program about rhythm by the Fairfax Symphony Percussion Duo, bring a blanket, 2-3 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Free. 703-759-2771.
FALLS CHURCH PARK CONCERT, a performance by Andrew Acosta and the New Old Time String Band, followed by a screening of the film "Reviving an Urban Stream -- Four Mile Run," 7 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5077.
FAIRFAX CHILDREN'S CONCERT, the City of Fairfax Band, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Amphitheater, Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. (in case of rain, Fairfax High School auditorium). Free. 703-273-1776.
VIENNA YOUTH DANCE, for Vienna area middle school students, dance contests and prizes, 6-10 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $4. 703-255-6360.
FAIRFAX WESTERN SERENADE, classic cowboy songs by Liz Masterson and Sean Blackburn, 7:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-425-9300.
SPRINGFIELD CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, by the Fairfax Symphony Summer Band, 7:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-324-8566.
ANNANDALE CONCERT, Cajun, zydeco, funk, swing, soul, reggae and rock music by the Crawdaddies, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-941-1730.
FRANCONIA WORLD MUSIC CONCERT, featuring the Hula Monsters, 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. Free. 703-971-6262.
ALEXANDRIA SENIORS DANCE, with music by the Mount Vernon Swing Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. $4. 703-765-4573.
FAIRFAX STATION KAYAK/BIRDING TOUR, birding specialist Greg Justice leads a Northern Virginia Conservation Trust kayak tour, bring binoculars and drinking water, no experience necessary, children 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult, 9 a.m.-noon, public boat landing, Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. $30 suggested donation; reservations required. 703-354-5093.
ALEXANDRIA LANDSCAPE LECTURE, landscape designer Sandy Austin discusses "Perennial Artistry: Creating Colorful Combinations," 9:30-11 a.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $15; reservations required. 703-642-5173.
ALEXANDRIA GARDEN WORKSHOP, learn how to accent a garden with stucco, bring a picnic lunch, 9:30-1 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $30; reservations required. 703-642-5173.
FAIRFAX STATION KIDS MUSIC EDUCATION, the Fairfax Symphony's Brass Quintet discusses and performs music, part of the "Overture to Orchestra" program, 10 a.m., Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6601.
CHANTILLY PUPPET SHOW, Carousel Puppets in a performance of "Circus on Strings," 10 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-631-0013.
RESTON PIRATE SHOW, music and colorful costumes, featuring Pirate Jack singing sea chanteys, 10 a.m., Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. Free. 703-471-5415.
ANNANDALE PUPPET SHOW, the Backpack Puppets perform Native American folk tales and Appalachian stories, 10 a.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-941-1730.
VIENNA MODEL RAILROAD, the Northern Virginia Model Railroaders open house features an HO-scale railroad with sound, smoke and realistic structures, visit the W&OD railroad's real caboose, 1-5 p.m., Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Station, 231 Dominion Rd., Vienna. Free admission; donations accepted. 703-938-5157.
ANNANDALE ARTISAN'S RECEPTION, a showcase of work in wood to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Artisans United Craft Gallery, refreshments provided, 7-9 p.m., Artisans United Gallery, the Packard Center, Annandale Community Park, 4022 Hummer Rd. Free. 703-941-0202.
RESTON OUTDOOR CONCERT, Right On! performs hits of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, 7:30-10 p.m., the Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free. 703-912-4062.
WOODLAWN PLANTATION TEA, tea and period confections, plus information about tea customs in the early 19th century, followed by a tour of the historic Woodlawn mansion, noon and 2 p.m. seatings, Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. $25; tour of Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House on the grounds of Woodlawn, $30; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.
ALEXANDRIA TEA, a program about oolong tea 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.
FAIRFAX STATION MODEL TRAINS, N-scale model trains displayed by the Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club, 1-4 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. $2; children ages 4-10, $1; 3 and younger, free. 703-425-9225.
RESTON ARTIST RECEPTION, a one-woman show by local artist Angie Magruder features landscapes, still life and floral paintings in watercolor, pen and ink and mixed media, 2-4 p.m., Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. Free. 703-689-3550.
MCLEAN CONCERT AND DANCING, a performance by Swing Shift, 3 p.m., McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd. Free admission. 703-790-0123.
ANNANDALE CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, by the Fairfax Symphony Summer Band, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-941-1730.
MOUNT VERNON GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING, librarian Suzanne Levy discusses "Treasures of the Virginia Room," 1 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1400 Shenandoah Rd., Room 112, Alexandria. Free. 703-360-0920.
WOLF TRAP DANCE PERFORMANCE, by the Mark Morris Dance Group, 8:30 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $32, $28, $24; lawn, $10. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
FRANCONIA KLEZMER MUSIC, by Lox & Vodka, 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. Free. 703-971-6262.
WOLF TRAP BLUES CONCERT, by Blues Traveler, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $34; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
RESTON JAZZ CONCERT, vocal bebop by Uptown, bring a lawn chair, 7-9 p.m., Reston Town Center Pavilion, 1818 Discovery St. Free. 703-476-4500.
VIENNA FOLK CONCERT, eastern European folk music by Harmonia, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-938-7532.
HERNDON POP CONCERT, by Fools and Horses, 7:30-9 p.m., Town Green at the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St. Free. 703-435-6868.
FAIRFAX GERMAN BAND CONCERT, by the Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden German Band, 8 p.m., Veterans Amphitheater, Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. Free. 703-273-1776.
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, with opera arias by soprano Renee Fleming, 8:15 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $42, $36, $30; lawn, $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK
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