Thursday 6

GARDEN, TEA PROGRAM, a guided 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.

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

ALEXANDRIA GARDENING TALK, Edward Barrows of Georgetown University discusses "Our Local Pollinators," sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 7:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. Free. 703-534-8179.

Friday 7

VIENNA ANTIQUES SHOW, dealers sell furniture and collectibles, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Admission, $4.50. 703-255-6360.

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

FAIRFAX CITY HISTORY PROGRAM, "Remembering Kitty," a round-table discussion about the life and legacy of Kitty Barrett Pozer, gardener and writer, 1 p.m., Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

ALEXANDRIA GARDENING WORKSHOP, master gardeners discuss planting spring bulbs, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $10; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

MOUNT VERNON WINE FESTIVAL, and evening tours of the mansion and wine cellar, with samples of wine from 16 Virginia wineries and blues music by Bruce Evan and the Solid Senders, bring a blanket to sit on the lawn, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Mount Vernon. $25. 703-573-7328.

GINGERBRED HOUSE WORKSHOP, for children and adults, how to create a "haunted" gingerbread house, 6:30-8 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Families, $44; McLean residents, $36; includes one gingerbread house and decorating supplies; preregistration required. 703-790-0123.

MOSCOW CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, concert, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $35. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Saturday 8

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.

ALEXANDRIA LAWN CARE TALK, turf specialist Mike Goatley discusses fall planting, fertilizing, weed control, plant diseases and environmentally sound lawn care, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria. $11; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

FALLS CHURCH FARM DAY, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, beekeeping, blacksmiths, apple butter making and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5171.

FAIRFAX CITY FESTIVAL, sale of handmade crafts, live music, amusement rides, an auto show and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Fairfax City. Admission, $3. 703-385-7858.

VIENNA FEST, Fall Family Funanza, with roving clowns, balloons, a moon bounce, an obstacle course, face painting, a magic show and exhibits by the Fairfax County Police Helicopter Unit and K9 units of the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority and the U.S. Customs Service, noon-4 p.m., Southside Park, 1315 Ross Dr. SW, Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA DANCE, with music by Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

HERNDON MAGIC SHOW, by Speed & Thro, including comedy, 8 p.m., Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Dr., Herndon. $10; 12 and younger, $8. 703-787-7300.

Sunday 9

LORTON CANOE TRIP, for 16 and older, exploring the marshes and creeks of Pohick Bay, guided by a Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority naturalist, no experience required, 8 a.m.-noon, Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $30; preregistration required. 703-528-5406.

FAIRFAX CITY CIVIL WAR TALK, Andrea Loewenwarter of Historic Fairfax City Inc. discusses "Blenheim's Civil War Soldier Inscriptions," 2 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

ALEXANDRIA STRING CONCERT, U.S. Army Strings, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-696-3399.

FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS, performance, 7 p.m.; discussion, 6:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20; 12 and younger, half-price. 703-218-6500.

Monday 10

HERNDON PUPPET SHOW, the Goodlife Theater performs "Lula the Witch," sponsored by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, 10:30 a.m., Phoenix Worldgate Movie Theater, 13025 Worldgate Dr. $5. 703-787-7300.

Tuesday 11

DISCUSSION OF GANG PREVENTION, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, 12:30 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-658-9150.

ALEXANDRIA COOKING CLASS, how to choose food that might prevent cancer, sponsored by the Cancer Project, 7-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 6548 Little River Tpk., Alexandria. Free. 703-914-0040.

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 MUSIC, with dancing, sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society, 7:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-671-5395.

VIENNA PARENTS ART WORKSHOP, for parents of preschoolers, how to help children develop creativity through art and how to select art supplies, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 7-8:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $43.50; Vienna residents, $31; includes materials. 703-255-6360.

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

MCLEAN CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, by Opus 3 Trio, 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. 703-790-0123.

Wednesday 12

DISCUSSION OF GANG PREVENTION, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, 9:30 a.m., Mount Vernon District Government Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-658-9150.

AUSTRIA TRAVEL FILM, producer Charles Hartman shows his film "At Home in Austria," with samples of Austrian cuisine, 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $9; McLean residents, $7. 703-790-9223.

Thursday 13

DISCUSSION OF GANG PREVENTION, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, 9:30 a.m., Packard Center, 4026 Hummer Rd., Annandale. Free. 703-658-9150.

CENTREVILLE CIVIL WAR DISCUSSION, William B. Styple discusses the book "Generals in Bronze: Interviewing the Commanders of the Civil War," which he edited; including contemporaneous interviews of officers, sponsored by the Bull Run Civil War Round Table, 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr., Centreville. Free. 703-675-0702.

VIENNA IRISH FIDDLE MUSIC, by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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