Thursday 3

GEORGE WINSTON CONCERT, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $30. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

SPRINGFIELD BAND CONCERT, the Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands of Robert E. Lee High School, 7:30 p.m., Lee High School, auditorium, 6584 Franconia Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-924-8300.

Friday 4

OAK HILL DESIGN HOME, tour a 14-room house showcasing new types of construction, interior design, home technology, landscaping, wine cellars and more, to benefit the American Heart Association, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12160 Richland Lane, Oak Hill. $10. 703-758-0659 or

Saturday 5

FALL FOLIAGE CANOE TRIP, for ages 16 and older, a tour guided by a Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority staff member to view wildlife and autumn foliage, no experience necessary, 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m., the park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton. $25; reservations required. 703-339-6104.

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

GARDENING WORKSHOP, learn about winter-hardy plants and design a winter container to take home, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria area. $48; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

FRANCONIA HISTORY EVENT, the Franconia Museum's fourth annual celebration of the history of Franconia, with a display of a vintage Franconia firetruck; exhibits on local school history; performances by choral groups from Franconia, Rose Hill and Lane elementary schools; information from local churches, Franconia police officers and McGruff the Crime Dog; and food for sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Franconia Elementary School, 6043 Franconia Rd. Free. 703-922-4674.

GREAT FALLS ART RECEPTION, for artist Jill Banks, featuring her portrait and still life paintings, 3-6 p.m., Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Free. 703-448-3886.

ALEXANDRIA ART AUCTION, to benefit programs for the Mount Vernon Branch of the American Association of University Women; the event includes food and beverages, door prizes and a raffle, 7 p.m. -- midnight, Knights of Columbus Club, 8592 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Admission $10. 703-966-5393.

FALLS CHURCH CONCERT, by Blue Daze, Jimmy Gaudreau and Orrin Star, to benefit the nonprofit music association DC Bluegrass Union, 7:30 p.m., James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd., Falls Church. $20. 703-916-0655.

FAIRFAX BALLET PERFORMANCE, by Aterballetto, a contemporary ballet troupe from Italy, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $44, $35, $22. 888-945-2468.

MCLEAN CELTIC CONCERT, Maggie Sansone performs on the hammer dulcimer, with vocalist Lisa Moscatiello, fiddler Rosie Shipley, flutist Laure Byrne and cellist Fred Lieder, 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $22; McLean residents $18; students $16. 703-790-0123.

GREAT FALLS BALLROOM DANCE, big-band music by the Colvin Run Dance Band, 9 p.m.-midnight; cha-cha lesson, 8 p.m., Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $12; lesson $5. 703-430-6557.

Sunday 6

FAIRFAX CHORAL CONCERT, music by Bach, Brahms and Mozart performed by George Mason University choral groups, 3 p.m., Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8888.

AMERICAN YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, performance of "Rhapsodies of Youth," 3 p.m., Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria area. $14; students and seniors $10. 703-642-8051.

ANNANDALE BALALAIKA CONCERT, "Russian Revelry," performed by the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra, 3 p.m., Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $20; seniors and students $18; reservations required. 703-644-9151.

OPERA VERDI EUROPA, performance of Verdi's version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," 4 p.m.; discussion, 3:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. 888-945-2468.

ANNANDALE CONCERT, music and conversation with pianist Victoria Wyatt, refreshments served, baby-sitting available with reservation, part of the Muldoon Concert Series, 7 p.m., St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-256-2966.

RESTON NEW CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE, featuring dancing by the Gye Nyame African Cultural Dance Company, ClancyWorks Dance Company, RIA Urban Tap Company and other groups, 7:30 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. $10; seniors and students $8; 5 and younger $5. 703-476-1111.

Monday 7

HOSPITAL BOOK SALE, new books, such as bestsellers, cookbooks and children's books, for sale at discounted prices, sponsored by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, the hospital's main lobby, 2301 Parkers Lane, Alexandria area. Free admission. 703-664-7260.

MCLEAN MIME PERFORMANCE, by Mark Jaster, 1:30 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $9; McLean residents $7. 703-790-0123.

CHEF'S BOOK TALK, "Dessert University: More Than 300 Spectacular Recipes and Essential Lessons From White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier," discussed by Mesnier, co-author of the book and former White House chef, 7 p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. Free; reservations required. 703-978-5600.

ADOPTION DISCUSSION, on beginning the adoption process and adoption opportunities in Russia, China and Guatemala, sponsored by Cradle of Hope Adoption Center, a nonprofit agency, 7 p.m., Cradle of Hope, Suite 204, 4084 University Dr., Fairfax. Free; preregistration required. 301-587-4400.

VIENNA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 8 p.m., Vienna Town Hall, Council Chambers, 127 Center St. S. 703-255-6303.

Tuesday 8

VIENNA AAUW DISCUSSION, Meghan Kissell, field director of the American Association of University Women, discusses AAUW public policy positions, 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-938-7578.

FALLS CHURCH ACCORDION CONCERT, Stella Allison and Joan Grauman perform, 7:30 p.m., Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-671-5395.

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

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

Wednesday 9

CLARA BARTON HISTORY PROGRAM, reenactor Carrie Bauer portrays Barton discussing her exploits during the Civil War and her role as founder of the American Red Cross, 7:30-9 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. Free. 703-425-9225.

Thursday 10

CENTREVILLE CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, Bud Hall discusses "Sabres Across the Rappahannock: The Battle of Brandy Station June 9, 1863," 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Dr. Free. 703-675-0702.

GARDENING TALK, "A Sprouting Strategy: Our Challenge to Grow Local Ecotypes From Seed," by Chris and Lisa Bright of Earth Sangha, a Buddhist environmental organization, sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Place 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.

WOLF TRAP BLUEGRASS CONCERT, by Mountain Heart and Good Deale Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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