Thursday 4

HERNDON PUPPET PERFORMANCE, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre performs "The Three Not-So-Little Pigs," sponsored by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, 10:30 a.m., Historic Town Hall Square, Lynn Street, next to the Red W&OD Caboose. Free. 703-435-6868.

RESTON FITNESS WORKSHOP, "Exercising and Fibromyalgia," for seniors, learn relaxation techniques to ease muscle tension; comfortable clothes, water bottle, a small pillow and a blanket recommended, 1-2 p.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza. Free; registration required. 703-476-4500.

RESTON TAKE A BREAK CONCERT, Latin rhythms by Sol Y Rumba, 7-9 p.m., Lake Anne Village Center, Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-476-4500.

VIENNA BIG-BAND CONCERT, Radio King Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

HERNDON OUTDOOR CONCERT, the U.S. Naval Academy's Electric Brigade, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St. Free. 703-435-6868.

GUNSTON HALL CHILDREN'S TOUR, for ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult, a mystery tour of Gunston Hall Plantation, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 10709 Gunston Rd., Mason Neck. $8; ages 6-12, $5. 703-550-9220.

Friday 5

FRANCONIA JAZZ CONCERT, Army Band's jazz ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Franconia. Free. 703-922-9514.

POLYNESIAN MUSIC, and dance by Hoaloha, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

FOLK, BLUEGRASS CONCERT, by Randy Barrett, 7:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-425-9300.

FAIRFAX IRISH CONCERT, music and dance by the Irish Breakfast Band, 7:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-425-9300.

VIENNA "GODSPELL," musical performed by the Vienna Youth Players, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Aug. 12 and 13, 2 p.m. Aug. 14, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $9; students and seniors, $8. 703-255-6360.

BOLSHOI BALLET PERFORMANCE, "Don Quixote," 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $65, $55, $45; lawn, $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," musical performed by Northern Virginia Community College students, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, NVCC, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $10; students, faculty and seniors, $7. 703-845-6244.

Saturday 6

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

ANNANDALE CHILDREN'S SHOW, Mister Don performs a nature-oriented program of singalongs and motion songs, 10 a.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

FAIRFAX STATION PUPPET SHOW, Blue Sky Puppet Theater performs "The Barker of Seville," a musical comedy, 10 a.m., Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station. Free. 703-323-6600.

CHANTILLY KIDS MUSIC EDUCATION, the Percussion Duo of the Fairfax Symphony demonstrates how percussion forms the rhythmic foundation of the orchestra, 10 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free. 703-631-0013.

RESTON KIDS MUSIC EDUCATION, the Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet demonstrates how valves, slides and tubing shape tones, 10 a.m., Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston. Free. 703-471-5414.

MCLEAN PICKLING DEMONSTRATION, with samples, 1-4 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $3. 703-442-7557.

Sunday 7

9/11 TRAUMA DISCUSSION, for those traumatized by the attack on the Pentagon, a program by the Northern Virginia Family Services on trauma's impact on the brain and how to cope with intrusive thoughts, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 14, 21 and 28, NVFS, Suite 100, 10455 White Granite Dr., Oakton. 703-219-3920.

RUSSIAN, UKRAINIAN MUSIC, on traditional folk instruments, by the Washington Balalaika Society, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

DOOBIE BROTHERS CONCERT, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $38; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Monday 8

CLAY AIKEN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $45; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Tuesday 9

VIENNA PARENTS CLASS, discussion of baby carriers, slings and wraps, sponsored by Mothers First group, 10:15 a.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-242-0195.

WOLF TRAP CELTIC CONCERT, by two bands, Saw Doctors and Great Big Sea, 7 p.m., Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $30; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

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

Wednesday 10

PREGNANCY CLASS, for pregnant women and nursing women, the La Leche League discusses nutrition and weaning, 10 a.m., Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-255-6808.

FRANCONIA STRING BAND CONCERT, by Mando Mafia, 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. Free. 703-971-6262.

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

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, military historian Keith Young discusses Confederate prisoner life at the Point Lookout, Md., prison camp, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. Free. 703-425-9225.

BRIAN WILSON CONCERT, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $38; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Thursday 11

HERNDON CHILDREN'S PERFORMANCE, Barnett Williams performs "Hands on Percussion," sponsored by the Herndon Council for the Arts, 10:30 a.m., Historic Town Hall Square, Lynn Street, next to the Red W&OD Caboose. Free. 703-435-6868.

RESTON TAKE A BREAK CONCERT, bebop by Uptown, 7-9 p.m., Lake Anne Village Center, Washington Plaza, Reston. Free. 703-476-4500.

VIENNA DIXIELAND CONCERT, by the Jefferson Street Strutters, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA, concert, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $45, $40, $32; lawn, $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK and DIANE MATTINGLY

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