Thursday 21

ANTIQUE GLASS TALK, Charles V. Reynolds discusses the history of glass banks, a meeting of the Fairfax Antique Arts Association, 7 p.m., Oak View Elementary School, 5004 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-273-3506.

WOLF TRAP GUITAR CONCERT, Willy Porter and Martin Barre, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

"AN IDEAL HUSBAND," an Oscar Wilde comedy performed by the GMU Players, 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 28-31, 2 p.m. Friday, Sunday and Oct. 29 and 31, George Mason University, Harris Theatre, Fairfax. $10; seniors and students, $7. 703-218-6500.

Friday 22

CHANTILLY USED-BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of Chantilly Regional Library, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. Free admission. 703-502-3883.

VIENNA HALLOWEEN PARTY, for sixth-graders, games, food and a costume contest, 3:30-6 p.m., Club Phoenix, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA HALLOWEEN MOVIE, bring lawn chairs or blankets for an outdoor screening of a PG-rated Halloween film, parents must stay with their children during the movie, 7 p.m., Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. NE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-8742.

FAIRFAX CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with cello soloist Lynn Harrell, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $50, $42, $30. 703-218-6500.

RESTON "MAME" PERFORMANCE, a musical performed by the Reston Community Players, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Fridays and Sundays, $15; Saturdays, $17. 703-476-1111.

LEON REDBONE CONCERT, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

FAIRFAX CITY SAXOPHONE CONCERT, the 13th Street Sax Quartet, works by Bernstein, Ellington and Davis, sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

DUNN LORING HAUNTED HOUSE, 8-11 p.m. Friday, 6-11 p.m. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Sunday and 8-10 p.m. Monday; a less scary, lights-on program for children, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dunn Loring Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Rd. $7; lights-on program, $3. 703-560-9413.

Saturday 23

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 Saturday and Sunday, Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $25; reservations required. 703-339-6104.

CIVIL WAR TOUR, LUNCH, a bus trip to Culpeper for a two-hour walking tour led by Virginia Morton, lunch at the Hazel River Inn and a tour of the Museum of Culpeper History, sponsored by the Vienna Community Center and Historic Vienna Inc., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the tour starts at the Freeman House, Church and Mill streets, NE, Vienna. $78; Vienna residents, $63; registration required. 703-255-6360.

MOUNT VERNON HARVEST EVENT, games, wagon rides, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and 18th-century craft and harvest activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Mount Vernon. $11; seniors, $10.50; ages 6-11, $5; 5 and younger, free. 703-780-2000.

SPRINGFIELD CRAFTS SHOW, the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild presents handcrafted clocks, wildlife drawings, painted silk, teddy bears, dolls and doll clothes, wooden toys, furniture, house and garden accessories, hand-woven baskets, photography, pottery, polymer clay, jewelry, stained glass, watercolors, carved wood, glass mosaics, painted glass, quilts, lamps and leather, sponsored by the Lee High School PTSA, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lee High School, 6450 Franconia Rd., Springfield. Admission, $2. 703-573-2277.

CHANTILLY MILITARY MUSTER, for the War of 1812, reenactment of recruitment and training for the troops and socializing and dancing by civilians; visitors learn how to dance to period tunes and play period games, see a puppet show about the war and tour historic Sully house, noon-4 p.m.; tours by lantern light of the house, an Army camp and a tavern tent (with a performance by the Ship's Company Chanteymen), 6-8 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. Day or evening program: $6; seniors and children, $4; both programs: $8; seniors and children, $6. 703-437-1794.

ANNANDALE BALLET PERFORMANCE, by the Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax, with flamenco dancer Estela Velez, 7:30 p.m., Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $12; students, $11; children and seniors, $10. 703-273-5344.

ALEXANDRIA BAND CONCERT, Navy Band, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, Garwood Whaley Auditorium, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-2525.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY CONCERT, pianist Peter Serkin plays Brahms with the symphony, 8 p.m.; lecture, 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $30-$50. 703-218-6500.

Sunday 24

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

DEPRESSION GLASS, TEA PROGRAM, Sherrie Chapman, assistant director of Green Spring Gardens Park, discusses the history of Depression glass, 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.

GREAT FALLS KIDS CONCERT, by the Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet, followed by Gary Lloyd, who tells tales; plus craft-making and a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, 1-4 p.m., Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $4. 703-759-2771.

ALEXANDRIA YOUTH PHILARMONIC, concert, works by Shostakovich, Liszt, Makris and Britten, featuring pianist Orlando Alonso and narrator William F. Reeder, 3 p.m., Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $14; seniors and students, $10. 703-642-8051, Ext. 22.

CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY MEETING, Gene Mertes demonstrates how to improve garden flowers for home and shows; plus a slide show of the 2004 Columbus, Ohio National Chrysanthemum Show's prizewinning blooms; refreshments, 3 p.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. Free. 703-560-8776.

MCLEAN CHORAL CONCERT, the 12-voice, a cappella Palistrina Choir performs "From Chant to Polyphony," 4 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $20. 703-519-1961.

FALLS CHURCH HARPSICHORD RECITAL, Atsuko Ikeda performs music by J.S. Bach, Couperin and Telemann, 4 p.m., St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Donations requested. 703-533-9454.

ALEXANDRIA ORGAN RECITAL, by Jane Bourdow, with Rebecca Questad on oboe and Mark Questad on horn, 7 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-765-4342.

ALEXANDRIA ORCHESTRAL CONCERT, the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic performs music by Dudley Buck, Henri Tomasi, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin, 7 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. $20; seniors and college students, $17; 18 and younger, free. 703-799-8229.

FAIRFAX BLUES CONCERT, Dr. John and the Lower 911 perform with harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite and singer Shemekia Copeland, 7 p.m.; discussion, 6:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $34, $26, $17; 12 and younger, half-price. 703-218-6500.

"LOST IN TRANSLATION," film starring Bill Murray, directed by Sofia Coppola, 7:30 p.m., CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. Free tickets; limit of four per person. 703-476-4500.

Monday 25

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES LUNCHEON, James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) and Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) discuss current political issues, event includes lunch, sponsored by the Dulles Chapter 1241 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, 11:30 a.m., Amphora Deluxe Diner, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. $13.40, includes food; reservations required by Oct. 21. 703-966-1122.

FAIRFAX MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE, "By the Hand of the Father," words and music of Alejandro Escovedo, about the lives of men of Mexican heritage, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $34, $26, $17. 703-218-6500.

Tuesday 26

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.

HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING, no partner necessary, all dances taught by leader Barbara Harding, with Dan Gillespie playing recorder, 7:45 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 per person. 703-978-4968.

Wednesday 27

ICELAND TRAVEL TALK, for 55 and older, Marvina Munch presents a slide show of her trip to Iceland, including pictures of the capital and remote islands, 2-3:30 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. $10; Reston residents and people who work in Reston, $5. 703-476-4500.

VIENNA HALLOWEEN PARADE, the 58th annual Halloween parade on Maple Avenue, from Branch Road to Center Street, with the Budweiser Clydesdales; costumed children accompanied by an adult may join the parade, 7 p.m.; participants meet at the parking lot of Virginia Commerce Bank, 374 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

SEXUAL IDENTITY DISCUSSION, "An Introduction to the Celebrations, Struggles and Personal Truths of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community," sponsored by Equality Fairfax, Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, Wellspring United Church of Christ and Equality Virginia, 7-9 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-255-1552.

ANNANDALE POPS CONCERT, by Annandale High School orchestra musicians in costume, 7:30 p.m., the school's auditorium, 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale. Free. 703-642 4300.

Thursday 28

SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP CLUB, learn how to give presentations, lead teams, conduct meetings, give and receive constructive evaluations, and be a better listener, sponsored by the Great Talkers Toastmasters Club, 6-7:30 p.m., Grant Thornton offices, Suite 300, 2070 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-758-4980.

WOODLAWN HAUNTED HISTORY, tour the 1805 mansion and hear tales of Woodlawn's "other worldly" inhabitants, children must be accompanied by an adult, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28-30, Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Hwy., three miles west of Mount Vernon. $15; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

CHANTILLY HALLOWEEN CONCERT, Chantilly High School Orchestra and Drama Department perform "Spooked on Classics," the audience is invited to wear a costume, 7:30 p.m., Chantilly High School, auditorium, 4201 Stringfellow Rd. $3; 11 and younger, free. 703-222-7097.

FALLS CHURCH GHOST STORIES, for adults, Cay Wiant tells spooky tales by candlelight, 8 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. $2; reservations required. 703-248-5171.

WOLF TRAP JAZZ CONCERT, John Scofield Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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