Thursday 2

VIENNA PERSONAL HISTORY CLASS, a discussion group for people interested in documenting their lives for themselves or future generations, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; $5 donation requested; preregistration required. 703-255-6360.

"THE KING AND I" MUSICAL, starring Sandy Duncan, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. Friday and Saturday evenings: in-house, $60, $52, $44; lawn, $18; all other performances: in-house, $48, $44, $34; lawn, $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Friday 3

LIBERAL ARTS CLASSES, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (formerly Learning in Retirement Institute) will hold an open house with information about fall non-credit classes taught by GMU professors, including music, art, drama, economics, finance, history, international studies, literature, philosophy, religion, social studies, science, health and technology, refreshments served, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-503-3384 or www.olli.gmu.edu.

GREAT FALLS SUNSET KAYAK TOUR, for 14 and older, no experience necessary, instruction and kayaks provided, led by a park naturalist, 5:30-8 p.m., Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. $35; reservations required. 703-759-9018.

Saturday 4

GREAT FALLS MORNING KAYAK TOUR, for 13 and older, no experience necessary, instruction and kayaks provided, led by a park naturalist, 9 a.m.-noon, Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. $40; reservations required. 703-759-9018.

MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD FESTIVAL, food for sale, live music, dancing and activities for children and adults, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Rd., McLean. Free admission. 703-734-9566.

MCLEAN COLONIAL WASH DAY, help a "Colonial farm wife" scrub linens and cotton clothing in a tub with handmade lye soap, boil clothing in a pot over fire and hang them to dry, 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.

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY CELEBRATION, music, food, face painting, a rock climbing wall, carousel rides, miniature golf, boat rides and fireworks, sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the county's Springfield Community Resources Team, 2-9 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free admission; parking, $2. 703-569-0285.

Sunday 5

POPE-LEIGHEY HOUSE TOUR, a behind-the-scenes look at Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative architecture and engineering in his Usonian house, continental breakfast included, 8:30-11 a.m., 9000 Richmond Hwy. (grounds of Woodlawn Plantation), Mount Vernon. $25; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

FAIRFAX STATION MODEL TRAIN SHOW, featuring the HO Potomac Module Crew and Monty and His Lego trains, noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. $2; ages 4-10, $1; 3 and younger, free. 703-425-9225.

GREAT FALLS WOODCARVING LESSONS, for adults and children 6 and older, the Northern Virginia Woodcarvers lend their tools and help form creatures from blocks of wood, noon-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill,

10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Free

admission; small fee for wood blanks.

703-759-2771.

Monday 6

HERNDON JAZZ AND WINE FESTIVAL, performances of classical Latin jazz, American jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, swing and new world jazz, plus food and crafts vendors and samples from Virginia wineries, noon-6 p.m., Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St. $15; admission excluding wine samples, $3. 703-435-6868.

FAIRFAX STATION PICNIC AND FESTIVAL, live music, barbecued chicken dinner, a craft sale, a rock climbing wall, bingo and other games, 2:30-4:30 p.m., St. Mary of Sorrows, Fairfax Station and Ox roads. Free admission. 703-978-4141.

Tuesday 7

SEWING DEMONSTRATION, Falls Church Sew and Go group demonstrates how to decorate jackets, 7-9 p.m., G Street Fabrics Store, 6250 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Free. 703-824-8811.

FAIRFAX ESL CLASS REGISTRATION, English as a second language for adults; level placement tests, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday; classes, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 14, Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Rd. Free. 703-631-2100.

Wednesday 8

LIBERAL ARTS CLASSES, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (formerly Learning in Retirement Institute) will hold an open house with information about fall non-credit classes taught by GMU professors, including music, art, drama, economics, finance, history, international studies, literature, philosophy, religion, social studies, science, health and technology, refreshments served, 10:30 a.m.-noon, George Mason University, Tallwood House, 4210 Roberts Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-503-3384 or www.olli.gmu.edu.

Thursday 9

VIENNA TOASTMASTERS EVENT, hosted by the Great Talkers Toastmasters Club, a demonstration of the Toastmasters' public speaking techniques, 6-7 p.m., Grant Thornton Building, Suite 300, 2070 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-758-4980.

CENTREVILLE CIVIL WAR TALK, historian Wally Owen discusses "The Civil War Defenses of Washington," a meeting of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table, 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr. Free. 703-675-0702.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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