Thursday 25

RESTON SENIORS BOOK GROUP, for 55 and older, Bookends group discusses "Middlesex," by Jeffrey Eugenides, bring a bag lunch, drinks and cookies provided, 12:30-2 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Free. 703-476-4500.

ALICE COOPER CONCERT, with Cheap Trick, 7 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $42; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

SWEET ADELINES CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-324-7469.

HERNDON OUTDOOR CONCERT, alternative rock by Red Racer, 7:30 p.m., Herndon Town Green, 777 Lynn St. Free. 703-435-6868.

Friday 26

FRANCONIA BLUES CONCERT, by Ray Kaminsky, 7:30 p.m., Kingstowne Towne Center, 5955 Kingstowne Blvd., Franconia. Free. 703-922-9514.

ANNANDALE FLAMENCO CONCERT, dance and music by Arte Flamenco, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

SPRINGFIELD GERMAN BAND CONCERT, Alte Kameraden performs, 7:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-425-9300.

FAIRFAX PARK CAJUN CONCERT, Squeeze Bayou band, 7:30 p.m., Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-425-9300.

VIENNA MOVIE IN THE PARK, bring lawn chairs or a blanket and watch a G-rated movie; parents must stay with children during the movie, 8:45 p.m., Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St. NE, Vienna. Free; for information about movie title, call 703-255-7842.

Saturday 27

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

BEGONIA SHOW AND SALE, a variety of flowers and leaves suitable for indoors, sponsored by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. Free admission. 703-642-5173.

ALEXANDRIA THEATER AUDITIONS, for Aldersgate Church Community Theatre's October production of "The Hound of the Baskervilles," parts available for six men and three women ages 25-65; read from the script and provide a photo and a synopsis of theater credits and training, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free; reservations required. 703-799-7061.

SUNSET CANOE TRIP, for 16 and older, a tour guided by a Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority staff member to view wildlife, no experience necessary, 5:30-8:30 p.m., the park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $25; reservations required. 703-339-6104.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE, "Ghost Busters," watch the film while sitting in a car, co-sponsored by Fairfax County Park Authority, 7:30 p.m., Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville. Free. Call 703-324-7469 after 6 p.m. for weather cancellation information.

STEVE MILLER BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $42; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Sunday 28

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, sampling unusual teas, 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. $24; reservations required. 703-941-7987.

MCLEAN COLONIAL FARM PROGRAM, watch a farmer cut tobacco stalks and help gather the plants and hang them on tobacco sticks to cure in a barn, 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.

BEACH BOYS CONCERT, 2 and 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $34; lawn, $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

ANNANDALE SWING CONCERT, swing, rockabilly and jump blues by King Teddy, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Monday 29

SPRINGFIELD MUD PROGRAM, for 6 and older, "Mud, Muck and Yuk," explore the ooze of a swamp, 10-11:30 a.m., Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $4; reservations required. 703-451-9588.

Tuesday 30

VIENNA CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS, for vocalists who can match pitch; sing with the Vienna Choral Society for two rehearsals before joining, no auditions required, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Rd. SW. Free. 703-255-5508.

"MY FAIR LADY," musical by Lerner and Loewe, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sept. 1 and 2; 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4, Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $34-$65; lawn, $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Wednesday 31

HAWAIIAN MUSIC, by the Hula Monsters, 7:30 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia. Free. 703-971-6262.

ANNANDALE PARK CONCERT, the Razz'm Jazz'm skiffle band, 7:30 p.m., Mason District Park, amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-324-7469.

Thursday 1

CENTREVILLE MOTHERS FIRST MEETING, a support group for women who have altered their careers to raise children at home, 10:15 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month, Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr. Free. 703-827-5922.

ALEXANDRIA GARDEN, TEA PROGRAM, a tour of 20 gardens 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. $24; reservations required. 703-941-7987.

ESL CLASS REGISTRATION, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 1, for English as a Second Language classes to be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 17, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. $30. 703-323-9500.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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The Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society holds a show and sale Saturday and Sunday at Green Spring Gardens Park.