Thursday 11

CIVIL WAR TALK, historian R. Keith Young discusses "Point Lookout: A Prisoner's View," presented by the Bull Run Civil War Round Table, 7:15 p.m., VFW Blue and Gray Post, 5703 Vogue Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-675-0702.

SPRINGFIELD JUGGLING WORKSHOP, learn how to juggle and meet other jugglers, 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays, Key Middle School, cafeteria, 6402 Franconia Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-250-3281.

Friday 12

RESTON SENIORS COMPUTER CLASS, "Using Tables in MS Word," 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $40; seniors who live or work in Reston, $20; registration required. 703-476-4500.

VIENNA YOUTH JEWELRY WORKSHOP, for sixth-graders, how to create jewelry with glass beads, hemp rope and other materials, 3:30-6 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; supplies provided. 703-255-6360.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, concert, with piano soloist 13-year-old Ji-Yong, 8 p.m.; lecture by music critic Bernard Jacobson, 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $30-$50. 703-218-6500.

"HONK" COMIC MUSICAL, by the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre, an adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 19 and 20, 3 p.m., Sundayand Nov. 21, Carl Sandburg School, 8428 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. $10; children, $8; reservations required. 703-360-0686.

ANNANDALE ORCHESTRA CONCERT, the NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs "Music of the Dance," with works by Ravel, Copland, Rodgers and Tchaikovsky, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $15; seniors and

teenagers, $10; children, free. 703-569-0973.

WOLF TRAP GUITAR CONCERT, Alex de Grassi, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

FAIRFAX CITY HARP CONCERT, Gregg and Newman Harp Duo, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

Saturday 13

BALKAN AMERICAN BAZAAR, St. George Ladies Society event, with Balkan cuisine, baked goods, a raffle, and sales of books, jewelry, Christmas decorations and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church, 6801 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free admission. 703-549-4119.

FAIRFAX CRAFTS SHOW, a juried show of works by more than 125 artists and artisans, including jewelry, holiday and home decor items, carved wood, ceramics, decorative paintings, stained glass and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by the Woodson High School PTSA, the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Free admission. 703-425-6256.

DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC CONCERT, with guest violinist Julia Fischer, works by Sibelius and Beethoven, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $50, $42, $25. 703-218-6500.

Sunday 14

VIENNA 5K TURKEY TROT, sponsored by the Vienna Jaycees, registration, 7-7:45 a.m.; race, 8 a.m., Vienna Fire Station, 400 Center St. S. $20. 703-255-6865.

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, tours of a textile exhibit of the Waterford Weavers Guild, 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.

INTERNATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE, panel discussion of international press coverage of U.S. foreign policy; panelists include Aidan White, general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, and Kaarle Nordenstreng, a professor of communications at the University of Tampere, Finland, 1:30 p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke. Free; reservations required. 703-644-7333.

WOODLAWN PLANTATION TEA, TOUR, a program about tea customs in the early 19th century, with 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; tour of Woodlawn mansion and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House on the grounds of Woodlawn, $30; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

RESTON CHILDREN'S CONCERT, for ages 9 and older, by composer Kevin Roth, with musician Jill Haley, 3 p.m., CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $10. 703-476-1111.

ECLIPSE CHAMBER CONCERT, concert, Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; seniors, $15. 703-256-2956.

FALLS CHURCH PIANO RECITAL, Peter Takacs performs works by Beethoven and Chopin, 4 p.m., St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Donations requested. 703-533-9454.

CHOPIN "KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS," pianist Jeffrey Siegel presents a concert with commentary, "The Passion and Poetry of Chopin," 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $35, $27, $17.50. 703-218-6500.

ALEXANDRIA POLITICAL COMEDY, performance by the Capitol Steps, a fundraiser for Hayfield's Class of 2005, 7 p.m., Hayfield Secondary School, auditorium, 7630 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria. General admission, $25; orchestra, $35. 703-455-4847.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS, concert, "An American Celebration," 7:30 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $20; seniors and active military, $15; students, $10. 703-243-1127.

Monday 15

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD MEETING, 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. 703-324-3151.

VIENNA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 8 p.m., Vienna Town Hall, Council Chambers, 127 Center St. S. 703-255-6303.

Tuesday 16

VIENNA QUILT AUCTION, sponsored by the Vienna Chapter of Quilters Unlimited, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolf Trap Rd. Free admission. 703-860-9678.

GANG PREVENTION DISCUSSION, "Gang Awareness and Prevention," by the Vienna Branch of the American Association of University Women, the Vienna-Madison Community Coalition and the James Madison High School PTSA, followed by a question-and-answer session, 7 p.m., James Madison, multipurpose room, 2500 James Madison Dr. Free. 703-938-7578.

HERNDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. 703-435-6804.

Wednesday 17

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks perform country, folk and humorous material, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Thursday 18

FAIRFAX CITY CONCERT, Poulenc works performed by flutist Linda Bryant, oboist Eric Wagner, clarinetist Betsy Reveal, bassoonist Mark Noble, horn player Alan Scant and pianist Bill Taylor; Brahms performed by soprano Beth Lawrence, violist Donald MacLean and pianist Marynelle Losin, sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club and the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, 11 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, singer-songwriters Lowen and Navarro, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $24. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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