Thursday 4

CENTREVILLE MOTHERS FIRST MEETING, support for women who have altered their careers by staying home to raise children, 10:15 a.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr. Free. 703-827-5922.

Friday 5

RESTON ARTISTS STUDIO, for people 55 and older who lack space to work on art projects, bring supplies, no instructor available, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, through Dec. 17, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $10; people who live or work in Reston, $5. 703-476-4500.

SPRINGFIELD MALL FASHION SHOW, with music and giveaways, produced by "Student Classrooms on the Mall" (fashion and marketing courses for public school students at Springfield Mall), sponsored by the county public schools and Visionz clothing, 7 p.m., 6500 Springfield Mall. Free. 202-368-7379.

THE AMAZING KRESKIN, for adults, performance by the mentalist, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Saturday 6

BURKE CRAFT FAIR, craftspeople and artisans sell their works, sponsored by Lake Braddock PTSA, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Rd. $2; 17 and younger, free. 703-426-1000.

FALLS CHURCH CRAFTS FAIR, handmade crafts, a silent auction, a raffle, food and children's games, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corpus Christi School, 3301 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church. Free admission. 703-820-1586.

WOLF TRAP ART SALE, with a wine tasting and light buffet, appraiser Ben Hastings will be available to appraise art and small antiques, to benefit Wolf Trap education programs, sponsored by Broadway Galleries, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wolf Trap Center for Education, 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna. Free admission; appraisals, $5 per item. 703-255-4030.

FAIRFAX CITY "CALLIGRAFEST," hand-lettered artwork, gifts, art supplies and demonstrations, sponsored by the Washington Calligraphers Guild, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax City. $5; 11 and younger, free. 703-858-0987.

VIENNA WINTER GARDEN PROGRAM, Doris Rodriguez, chief horticulturalist of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, discusses bulb-planting techniques and how to prepare a garden for winter, 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. Free; reservations required. 703-255-3631.

VIENNA HISTORY FAIR, old-fashioned games, hand-cranked ice cream, a Civil War reenactor, music, crafts, storytelling and tours of the Freeman House and the Little Library, sponsored by the Patrick Henry Library and Historic Vienna Inc., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Freeman House, 131 Church St. NE. Free. 703-938-0405.

FAIRFAX BRAZILIAN FOLK DANCE, 38-member Bale Folclorico da Bahia, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22; 12 and younger, half-price. 703-218-6500.

RESTON COMEDY PERFORMANCE, by comedian Adam Ace, a former South Lakes High School student, to benefit the high school's theater department, 8 p.m., the school, 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. $10; 12 and younger, $7. 703-620-0567.

GREAT FALLS BALLROOM DANCE, big-band music by the Colvin Run Dance Band, 9 p.m.-midnight; fox trot lesson, 8 p.m., Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $12; lesson, $5. 703-430-6557.

Sunday 7

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.

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., Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Hwy. (grounds of Woodlawn Plantation), Mount Vernon. $25; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

OAKTON ART RECEPTION, meet watercolor artist Bonita Lestina at the opening of "At Water's Edge" exhibit, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. Free. 703-281-4230.

ALEXANDRIA CIVIL WAR STORY, for children 4-8 accompanied by an adult, a reading of "Li'l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story," by

Romare Bearden, 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum

and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.,

Alexandria. Free; reservations required. 703-838-4848.

MCLEAN CLASSICAL CONCERT, "Young Soloists Recital," with pianist Kimberly Hou and violinists Patricia Wnek, Leah Meredith and Jennifer Coon, sponsored by the Music Friends of the Fairfax County Public Library, 3 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free. 703-324-8344.

NEW DOMINION CHORALE, performance of Schubert's "Song of Miriam," 4 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $24; seniors, $20; students, $17. 703-442-9404.

SPRINGFIELD CHORAL CONCERT, Navy Band's Sea Chanters, 7 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Rd., Springfield. Free. 202-433-2525.

VIENNA COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT, Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2, followed by a reception, 7 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-281-4077.

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, Bill Frisell on guitar, Viktor Krauss on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, 7:30 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Monday 8

BURKE MOTHERS FIRST MEETING, support for woman who have altered their careers by staying home to raise children, 10:30 a.m., Pohick Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke. Free. 703-827-5922.

Tuesday 9

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.

CHANTILLY CHOCOLATE EVENT, for women 21 and older, the Western Fairfax County Woman's Club presents "An Affair With Chocolate," with chocolate and door prizes, 7-9 p.m., Greenbriar Community Center, 4615 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. Free; reservations required. 703-222-0997, Ext. 4.

FALLS CHURCH ACCORDION MUSIC, Stella Allison plays jazz classics of the 1940s, followed by individual and small group performances, bring your instrument and music stand and play or just listen, a meeting of the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society, 7:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-671-5395.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OUTCOME, discussed by NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, 7:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-790-9223.

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 10

D.C. MUSEUMS TRIP, bus trip to the National Building Museum in the District, with browsing and luncheon followed by a tour of the Octagon Museum (the Museum of the American Architectural Foundation), 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., bus leaves from and returns to Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $38 (includes transportation, lunch, tours); Vienna residents, $30; reservations required. 703-255-6360.

HERNDON MOTHERS FIRST MEETING, support for women who have altered their careers by staying home to raise children, 10 a.m., Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St. Free. 703-827-5922.

CHILDREN'S AUTHOR TALK, Avi discusses his book "The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)," 7 p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. Free; reservations required. 703-987-5600.

HISTORY OF UNION MILLS, Paula Elsey discusses her book "Stone Ground: A History of Union Mills," 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. Donations requested. 703-425-9225.

Thursday 11

MOUNT VERNON VETERANS DAY EVENT, a patriotic concert by Heritage Harmony Singers, an all-veteran barbershop chorus, 11 a.m.; wreath-laying at George Washington's tomb, 2 p.m., Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy. $11; seniors, $10.50; ages 6-11, $5; veterans, active duty military and children 5 and younger, free. 703-780-2000.

ALEXANDRIA TREE TALK, Alan Whittemore of the U.S. National Arboretum discusses the evolution of oaks, a meeting of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 7:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. Free. 703-534-8179.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell discusses the outcome of the president election at the McLean Community Center on Tuesday.