Thursday 2

HERNDON ANNUAL FESTIVAL, entertainment on three stages, international food, carnival rides, games, 10K and 5K races, a model railway exhibit and a crafts show, 6-10 p.m. today, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Herndon's Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St. Free. 703-787-7300 or

FAIRFAX MOTHERS AND MORE, meeting of a group for women who have altered their careers to care for children at home, 7:30 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Dr. Free. 866-716-7766.

Friday 3

CHANTILLY QUILT SHOW, displays of quilts, dolls and clothes, quilting demonstrations and a vendor area, sponsored by Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dulles Expo and Convention Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center. $7. 703-242-8732.

FALLS CHURCH GREEK FESTIVAL, food, live music, dancing, children's games, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, 3149 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church. Free admission. 703-671-1515.

YOUTH "GODSPELL" AUDITIONS, ages 11-18, for the Vienna Youth Players' summer production of the musical; be prepared to sing a song from a musical other than "Godspell," 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; registration required. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA ROLLER-SKATING, bring roller skates or in-line skates and safety equipment, parents must skate or stay in the facility while their children are skating, 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, through July 29, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $1. 703-255-6360.

FALLS CHURCH CHORAL CONCERT, Echos chamber ensemble of Choralis performs Renaissance motets, songs from around the world and spirituals, 8 p.m., Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St. Free, tickets required. 703-328-2499 or

Saturday 4

MORNING CANOE TRIP, for 16 and older, a tour guided by a staff member of Pohick Bay Regional Park to view wildlife, no experience necessary, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and Sunday, the park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $25; reservations required. 703-339-6104.

VIENNA HOSTA GARDEN TOUR, a walk with horticulturist Doris Rodriguez through Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 10:30 a.m., 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. Free. 703-255-3631.

LAKE ACCOTINK HISTORY EVENT, discussions by members of local Indian tribes, Civil War reenactors and representatives of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum; with food and music, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. $4; ages 4-15, $2; 3 and younger, free. 703-569-0285.

MCLEAN COLONIAL FARM PROGRAM, information on 18th-century herbal remedies, including plasters, poultices, decoctions and infusions, 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.

FAIRFAX ROSE SHOW, roses in more than 45 classes, specialists available to discuss care and selection of roses for this area, sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-860-0071.

MASON NECK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, "Pickin' on the Neck," music by the Flatland Bluegrass Band, Skystone and the Pete Milano Band, bring a blanket or a lawn chair, food and soft drinks for sale, 1-7 p.m., Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton. $15; ages 4-10, $5; 3 and younger, free; parking, $4. 703-339-2380.

BURKE HARP RECITAL, Sara Franke, 5 p.m., Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke. Free. 703-451-9391.

EVENING CANOE TRIP, for 16 and older, a tour guided by a naturalist to view wildlife and plants, bring a sack supper, no experience necessary, 5-9 p.m., Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $25; reservations required. 703-528-5406.

NOCTURNAL CREATURES, program about owls, bats, frogs and other animals, 8-9 p.m., Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton. $2. 703-339-2380.

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

Sunday 5

ISRAEL FEST 2005, celebration of Israeli culture, with live entertainment, Israeli cooking demonstrations, appearances by Israeli science and technology researchers, talks by Israeli Embassy staff members on life in the Israeli diplomatic corps and children's activities, noon-4 p.m., George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 301-230-7296.

"TALES FROM THE TOMBSTONES," tour of a historic Fairfax City cemetery led by Susan Inskeep Gray, curator of the Fairfax Museum, 1 p.m., carpools to the site from the Fairfax Museum and Visitors Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax City. $4; students, $2. 703-385-8414.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY CONCERT, American Youth Philharmonic and the American Youth Symphonic Orchestra with the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Children's Chorus of Washington; music by Bernstein, Dvorak and Orff, 6 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $14; seniors and students, $10. 703-642-8051, Ext. 22.

Monday 6

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 7

SEW AND GO GROUP, learn how to make chair back slipcovers with storage pockets, sponsored by American Sewing Guild, 7-9 p.m., G Street Fabrics Store, 6250 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. Free. Call Barbara Durham, 703-824-8811.

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

"THE SUNDOWNER," a play about a con man, performed by the Greenspring Players, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and June 10, 2 p.m. June 12, Greenspring, Village Square Theatre, 7410 Spring Village Dr., Springfield. $5. 703-866-1537.

Wednesday 8

BOTANICAL GARDEN TRIP, a charter bus trip to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., bus leaves from and returns to Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $47.50; Vienna residents, $38. 703-255-6360.

MCLEAN GARDEN PARTY, with jazz music from the 1930s and '40s, light refreshments and a cash bar, plus sale of perennials, annuals and herbs, 6-9 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free admission. 703-442-7557.

RESTON PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS, for 14 and older, information on black-and-white photography and basic darkroom techniques, sponsored by Reston Community Center, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through June 29, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. $60; people who live or work in Reston, $40. 703-476-4500.

INDIGO GIRLS CONCERT, folk music duo, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $36; lawn, $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Thursday 9

RESTON TAKE A BREAK CONCERT, Mexican and Latin American folk music performed by Mariachi Feliz, 7-9 p.m., Lake Anne Village Center, Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-476-4500.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, concert, with Mindy Smith, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $38; lawn, $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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