RESTON COMMUNITY GROUPS EVENT, local clubs and other organizations provide information about their services; door prizes and light refreshments, sponsored by the Reston Association and the Reston Community Center, 6-9 p.m., Equity Office Pavilion, Reston Town Center. Free. 703-476-4500.
THE YOUNG DUBLINERS, concert, rock influenced by Irish music, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
VIENNA ANTIQUES SHOW, furniture and collectibles for sale, food available, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Admission, $4.50. 704-255-6360.
ALEXANDRIA GARDENING CLASSES, topics include: planting spring bulbs, 1:30-3 p.m. Friday; planting trees and shrubs, 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 15; preparing a new bed for spring plantings, 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 29, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $10 a class; three classes, $25; reservations required. 703-642-5173.
CHILDREN'S T-SHIRT PROGRAM, for middle school students, learn how to make designs on T-shirts, 6:30 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; supplies provided. 703-255-6360.
WOLF TRAP BLUES CONCERT, Chris Smither, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
"THE WOMAN IN BLACK," play performed by the GMU Players, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-2787.
POHICK BAY CANOE TRIP, explore wildlife habitats on a trip guided by a park naturalist, 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.
ALEXANDRIA GARDENING WORKSHOP, information on propagation and storage techniques for perennials and tropical plants, 9-10:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $18; reservations required. 703-642-5173.
DEL. SHANNON OPEN MEETING, residents of the 35th District are invited to meet with Virginia Del. Stephen C. Shannon (D-Fairfax) to discuss issues, 10 a.m.-noon, Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-255-5555.
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN HOUSE, exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities relating to natural science, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., USGS National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. Free. 703-648-5000.
FAIRFAX CITY FALL FESTIVAL, more than 400 juried craftspeople and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Fairfax City, shuttle bus service from George Mason University, Woodson High School and Fairfax High School. Admission, $3. 703-385-7858.
MCLEAN FAMILY ART PROGRAM, for parents and children, a tour of an exhibit of drawings and paintings of animals and landscapes by Steven Sommovigo; participants create a work in watercolor or pastel, 10-11 a.m., McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free. 703-790-1953.
FALLS CHURCH FARM DAY, 12th annual event, hayrides, pony rides, a petting farm, scarecrow-making, pumpkin-painting, a blacksmith, corn-shelling and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5178.
VIENNA FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE, fire engine and ambulance tours, fire hose spraying, children's activities, balloons, prizes and refreshments, to celebrate Fire Prevention Week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S. Free. 703-938-2678.
VIENNA ORNAMENTAL GRASSES TOUR, horticulturist Laurie Short leads a garden tour, discussing the use, care and propagation of ornamental grasses, 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. Free; reservations required. 703-255-3631.
VIENNA TEEN BAND CONCERT, for high school students, local bands perform, 7-11 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $5. 703-255-6360.
WOLF TRAP JAZZ CONCERT, pianist Brad Mehldau, 7:30 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
FAIRFAX CLASSICAL CONCERT, by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with pianist Christopher O'Riley, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $55, $47, $27.50. 703-218-6500.
MCLEAN ORCHESTRA CONCERT, performance of Mozart's Overture to "Don Giovanni," Elgar's "Enigma Variations" and Beethoven's Concerto for Violin in D, 8 p.m., Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. $23; seniors and students, $20; 12 and younger, $5. 703-893-8646.
RESTON DOG WALK, walkers and their dogs take a guided tour along Reston paths, pets must wear a maximum six-foot non-retractable leash, sponsored by the Reston Historic Trust, 1:30 p.m., meet at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Village Center. $5; reservations required. 703-709-7700.
RESTON TEA DANCE, for 18 and older, fox trot, swing, cha-cha and waltz to recorded music; dance lessons, door prizes and refreshments available, no partner necessary, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $3. 703-476-4500.
ALEXANDRIA PIPE ORGAN PROGRAM, "The Sights and Sounds of the Pipe Organ," about the history, music, design and construction of the instrument, including videos and still photos projected on a large screen and an organ performance of "Thou Art the Rock," by Henri Mulet, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; a question-and-answer session and a reception follow, 7:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Fort Hunt and Collingwood roads, Alexandria. Free. 703-765-6555.
FAIRFAX CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 7 p.m., Fairfax City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. 703-385-7935.
HERNDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. 703-435-6804.
ACCORDION MUSIC, folk musician Wendy Morrison plays several vintage accordions, bring your instrument and music stand and play or just listen, sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society, 7:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-671-5395.
TALK BY CARTOONIST FEIFFER, Jules Feiffer discusses his work, sponsored by Nextbook Metro Washington DC, 7:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. Free; registration required. 888-621-2230.
HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING, no partner necessary, all dances taught by leader Barbara Harding, with flutist Colleen Reed, 7:45-10 p.m., Harding Hall, 730 Jackson St., Herndon. $3. 703-437-3615.
FAIRFAX SQUARE DANCING, plus level dancing for singles or couples, sponsored by the Bizzy Bees Square Dance Club, 8-10 p.m., Sydney Lanier Middle School, cafeteria, 3710 Bevan Dr., Fairfax. $5. 703-978-4968.
FAIRFAX CITY USED-BOOK SALE, fiction and nonfiction, including books on art, architecture, cooking, gardening, travel, hobbies, military history, science, travel, women's studies and more, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16, Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Rd. Free admission. 703-293-6227.
WOLF TRAP CABARET CONCERT, jazz
singer Jane Monheit, 8 p.m., the Barns of
Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK
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