Thursday 8

RESTON CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASS, an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for all levels. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza W., Reston. Free. 703-471-5225.

BULL RUN CIVIL WAR TALK, Charles P. Poland Jr. discusses "The Glories of War: Small Battles and Early Heores of 1861." 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 Saint Germain Dr., Centreville. Free. 703-675-0702.

Friday 9

FALLS CHURCH CONCERT, the Columbia Institute for the Fine Arts presents soprano Cornelia Frazier, with pianist Ruth Locker, flutist Sharyn Byer and cellist Alyssa Moquein. 7:30 p.m., Columbia Baptist Church, 103 W. Columbia St., Falls Church. Free. 703-534-2508.

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, featuring Daryl Hall and John Oates. 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $42; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Saturday 10

WILDLIFE CANOE TRIP, for ages 16 and older, a tour 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.

MCLEAN COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET, sponsored by the McLean Community Center, residents and professional flea marketers will sell an array of goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Business Bank parking garage, 1451 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Free admission. 703-790-0123.

VIENNA GARDENING PROGRAM, horticulturist Laurie Short discusses how to attract butterflies to your garden. 10 a.m., Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna. $5; reservations required. 703-255-3631.

GREAT FALLS VIRGINIA INDIAN FESTIVAL, a reenactment of village life by members of the Mattaponi Tribe, traditional dance demonstrations by Rappahannock Tribe members and Native American pottery and crafts for sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. $5; children 2 and younger, free. 703-759-9018.

SPRINGFIELD FUN FESTIVAL, a train ride, a moon bounce, a big ocean slide, games, crafts and vendor booths, food and live music. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Rd., Springfield. Free admission; ride tickets, 5 for $1. 703-560-6655.

ALEXANDRIA PLANT SALE, native plants offered by the Virginia Native Plant Society. Noon-4 p.m. 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.

RESTON LIBRARY CELEBRATION, the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Reston Regional Library, featuring Latin music, a puppet show, refreshments and the unveiling of a Spanish-language children's collection. 1 p.m.; puppet shows, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.; Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. Free; registration required for puppet shows. 703-689-2700.

FALLS CHURCH FAMILY FUN NIGHT, sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services, old-fashioned sack race for children, a balloon toss, a ball toss and parachute games; bring dinner, a blanket or chairs, and watch the PG-rated "Racing Stripes." 6-9:30 p.m., James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-324-3357.

ALEXANDRIA SQUARE DANCE, for singles, couples and families, no experience necessary, sponsored by the Washington area Square Dancers Cooperative Association. 6:30-10:30 p.m., Lincolnia Center, 4710 Chambliss St., Alexandria. Free. 703-729-2109.

SPRINGFIELD SUNSET CRUISE, for adults, cruise the shoreline of the lake while watching for wildlife and listening to an interpretive history of Lake Accotink Park, refreshments served. 6:30 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. $5; reservations required. 703-569-0285.

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music by the Brothers Cazimero. 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $34; lawn, $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Sunday 11

SULLY QUILT SHOW AND SALE, more than 50 vendors show and sell antique and new American-made quilts and other textile arts; quilting demonstrations, house tours, a children's quilting area, music by the Fairfax Symphony ensembles, a door prize and food. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $8; seniors, $7; children, $5. 703-437-1794.

SPRINGFIELD GRANDPARENTS DAY CRUISE, treat grandparents to a cruise on the lake while watching for wildlife and listening to an interpretive history of Lake Accotink Park, refreshments served. 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5, 6 and 8 p.m., Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield. Grandparent, $3.50; other adults, $7; children, $4; free for babies on laps; reservations required. 703-569-0285.

ANNANDALE SLAVIC AMERICAN FESTIVAL, Slavic foods, religious and folk art sale, church tours, handmade crafts from Slovakia and Ukraine, sacred music by the Slava Men's Chorus, dance music by the Shorelines, a bake sale, a rummage sale, raffles, bingo, children's rides and games. Noon-6:30 p.m., Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. Free admission. 703-573-3986.

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, learn how Beatrix Farrand, one of American's preeminent landscape architects, influenced the garden design at Green Spring, 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. 703-642-5173.

LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION, Mary Wiseman offers words of comfort from Martha Washington's letters. 2 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

WOLF TRAP BLUES FESTIVAL, starring B.B. King. 8 p.m., Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. In-house, $40; lawn, $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Monday 12

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

VIENNA YOUTH PROGRAM, an after-school program for Vienna area students in grades 6-8, including homework time, arts and crafts, life skills instruction and field trips. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-5721.

MCLEAN ORGAN RECITAL, organist Ken Cowan in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. 8 p.m., Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 703-356-0670.

Tuesday 13

SPRINGFIELD NARFE MEETING, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association presents a legislative forum featuring candidates for state delegate, including Dave Albo, Vivian Watts and Brian Moran. 1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Springfield, Fellowship Hall, 7300 Gary St., Springfield. Free. 703-643-2658.

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.

FALLS CHURCH ACCORDION PROGRAM, Kraig Greff of the Crawdaddies band presents a program on expanding the functionality of the accordion; Washington Metropolitan Accordian Society meeting. 7:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-671-5395.

HERNDON ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING, no partner necessary, all dances taught by leader Barbara Harding, with Dan Gillespie playing recorder. 7:45-10 p.m., Harding Hall, 730 Jackson St., Herndon. $3. 703-437-3615.

Wednesday 14

VIENNA TEEN CENTER OPEN HOUSE, for parents to view the facility, meet the staff members, complete required registration forms, and discuss issues and concerns. 5-6 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. Free. 703-255-5721.

RESTON PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS, for ages 14 and older, "Black and White Photography" teaches the basics of darkroom techniques, from processing to printing. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 5. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. $60; people who live or work in Reston, $40. 703-476-4500.

RESTON VOTERS MEETING, League of Woman Voters presentation: "Redistricting: Does Your Vote Really Count?" 7:30 p.m., Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza N., Lake Anne Center, Reston. Free. 703-658-9150.

Thursday 15

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, a tour of 20 demonstration 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.

VIENNA WRITING PROGRAM, writer and editor Robert Middlemiss offers an introductory course in personal history writing, with tips and techniques for creative self-expression; no writing experience required. 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, through March 30, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $30; $25, Vienna residents; registration required. 703-255-6360.

FAIRFAX CITY USED BOOK SALE, featuring children's books, art and architecture, cooking, gardening, travel, hobbies, military history, science, travel, women's studies, reference, biography and popular fiction. 6-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax City. Free admission. 703-293-6227.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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