Thursday 9

VIENNA COUNTRY CONCERT, by Out Behind the Barn, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

Friday 10

VIENNA RECIPE SWAP, share a favorite dish and recipe at a potluck, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 11:15 a.m.-12:25 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; registration required. 703-255-6360.

SIXTH-GRADERS DANCE, with a disc jockey, food and a dance contest, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 3:30-6 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360.

CELEBRATE FAIRFAX, entertainment for adults and children, science and technology exhibits, nightly fireworks, a carnival, arts and crafts, food vendors and more, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. (free shuttle bus from Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall). $10; seniors and active military, $8; ages 3-10, $5; 2 and younger, free. 703-324-3247 or

VIENNA ART RECEPTION, opening reception for Cathy Stryker's "Visicons" exhibit, 5-7:30 p.m., Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St. Free. 703-319-3971.

RESTON ART RECEPTION, opening reception for the exhibit "Imprint: The Art and Artists From a New Town," featuring works of artists who grew up or spent several formative years in Reston, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Greater Reston Arts Center, Suite 103, 12001 Market St. Free. 703-471-9242.

FAIRFAX ROOTS ROCK CONCERT, by Billy Coulter, 7:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-425-9300.

RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE, by Kalinka Dance Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

FRANCONIA CONCERT, bluegrass, country and folk rock by Last Train Home, 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Franconia. Free. 703-922-9514.

SPRINGFIELD BIG-BAND CONCERT, by Swing Shift, 7:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-425-9300.

Saturday 11

VIENNA BABY-SITTING CLASS, for boys and girls 12 and older, how to care for infants and young children, topics include bathing, games, first aid, diapering and safety practices, bring a bag lunch and a doll, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $30, includes a manual and a certificate upon completion. 703-255-6360.

BOUNDARY STONE BIKE TOUR, travel on bike trails and area streets to see 12 historic boundary stones in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County, bring a bike, lunch and water, sponsored by Center Hiking Club, 9:15 a.m., meet at the entrance to the East Falls Church Metro station, underneath Interstate 66 on Sycamore Street, Falls Church. $1. 703-243-0179.

VIENNA MAGIC CLASSES, for ages 9 and older, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $55; Vienna residents, $45. 703-255-6360.

HERNDON DAIRY DAY, learn about dairy cows and milk a cow or a goat, churn butter, watch demonstrations of antique dairy farm equipment being used and listen to a storyteller, plus children's crafts and games, with cookies and milk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Rd. $3. 703-437-9101.

FORT WARD CIVIL WAR CAMP DAY, reenactors show life in Union and Confederate camps, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; torchlight tours of the camps, 7-9 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Suggested donation: $2; children, $1. 703-838-4848.

RESTON GOVERNANCE DISCUSSION, the public is invited to comment on a proposal to change Reston's status as an unincorporated area of the county to a town, meeting sponsored by Reston Citizens Association, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., and 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 16, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. Free. 703-742-3672.

VIENNA BALLOON SCULPTURE CLASS, for ages 9 and older, learn how to twist balloons into imaginative shapes, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $25; Vienna residents, $20. 703-255-6360.

SPRINGFIELD GOSPEL CONCERT, by Mosaic Harmony group, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. $17; seniors and students, $12. 703-938-1141.

Sunday 12

WOODLAWN TEA PROGRAM, learn about tea customs of the early 19th-century, followed by a tour of a historic mansion, noon or 2 p.m., Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Tea and tour of mansion, $25; tea and tour of mansion and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, $30; reservations required. 703-780-4000, Ext. 27.

SLOVAK SOCIETY PICNIC, the public is invited to the annual picnic of the Slovak American Society of Washington, bring a side dish or a dessert to supplement Slovak food and refreshments, 1-4 p.m., a residence in Fairfax. $10; members, $7; 11 and younger, free; reservations required by June 10. For reservations and directions to event, call 703-830-3628.

FAIRFAX CITY CIVIL WAR TALK, Col. Keith Gibson, director of the Virginia Military Institute Museum, discusses "John Quincy Marr and the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse," 2 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

ELDERHOSTEL MEETING, Randall Woodfield discusses the music of Cole Porter and the Baltimore Peabody Institute's Elderhostel program, followed by refreshments, 2-4 p.m., George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Tpk., Annandale. Free; reservations required. 703-534-2274.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA, a full English tea, with stories and a craft, 3 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 3312 Park Ave., Falls Church. $20 per person; reservations required. 703-248-5171.

FALLS CHURCH CLASSICAL CONCERT, music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Rossini and Chausson performed by mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler and soprano Michelle Kunz, accompanied by pianist Patrick O'Donnell, 4 p.m., St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Free. 703-533-9454.

ANNANDALE POPS CONCERT, by Air Force Band's High Flight group, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Monday 13

RESTON CHAMBER CONCERT, the Pathetique Quartet performs Haydn, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, sponsored by the Reston Community Center's Senior Academy and the Reston Association, 7 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. Free. 703-390-6157.

Tuesday 14

RESTON CRAFT CIRCLE, opportunity to practice crocheting, needlepoint and knitting, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 30, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Free. 703-476-4500.

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.

Wednesday 15

MCLEAN ORGAN RECITAL, by Paul Skevington, 1 p.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 703-356-0670.

FRANCONIA JUG BAND CONCERT, Juggernaut Jug Band, 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. Free. 703-971-6262.

ANNANDALE BLUES CONCERT, Herb Smith Band, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Thursday 16

ANNANDALE SCHOOL CELEBRATION, 40th anniversary of the Annandale Terrace Elementary School, with videos and opening of a time capsule, 6-8 p.m., the school, 7604 Herald St., Annandale. Free. 703-658-5600.

RESTON TAKE A BREAK CONCERT, Louisiana funk and zydeco by DPT, 7-9 p.m., Lake Anne Village Center, Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-476-4500.

VIENNA BLUEGRASS CONCERT, by Seldom Scene, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

VIETNAM WAR TALK, discussion of the U.S. Navy's role in the Vietnam War, by Edward J. Marolda, a Vietnam veteran and senior historian at the Naval Historical Center, a meeting of Chapter 227 of the Vietnam Veterans of American, 7:30 p.m., Neighbor's Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free. 703-255-0353.

MCLEAN ROSE TALK, traveler Claude Graves shows slides of rose gardens in other regions of the world, meeting of the Potomac Rose Society, refreshments provided, 7:30-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd. Free. 301-869-4948.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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