Thursday 10

WOLF TRAP BLUEGRASS CONCERT, 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.

GMU DANCE PERFORMANCE, fall concert by the George Mason University Dance Company, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Friday, the university's Center for the Arts, Harris Theater, Fairfax. $15; students and seniors, $10. 888-945-2468.

Friday 11

KIDS JEWELRY DESIGN WORKSHOP, for Vienna area sixth-graders, create jewelry with glass beads and hemp rope, 3:30-6 p.m., Club Phoenix Teen Center, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE., Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360.

VIENNA WINE TASTING, light refreshments and samplings of wine from the United States, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and France, to benefit Alternative House for abused and homeless children, 7-10 p.m., Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $50. 703-506-9191.

"TREASURE ISLAND," musical performed by the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Nov. 18 and 19, 3 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 20, Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. $10; children and seniors, $8. 703-360-0686.

FAIRFAX CITY OPERA PERFORMANCE, soprano Laura Mann performs the one-act work "The White Cliffs," by Natalia Raigorodsky, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-352-2787.

ANNANDALE ORCHESTRA CONCERT, the NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs works by Beethoven, Offenbach and Tchaikovsky, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $15; seniors and teenagers, $10; 12 and younger, free. 703-569-0973.

ROCKIN' BLUES REVUE, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, 8 p.m.; discussion, 7:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $20-$40. 888-945-2468.

WOLF TRAP CONCERT, by Last Train Home and Kevin Gordon, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $16. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Saturday 12

FALLS CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, handmade crafts, hot food, baked goods, children's craft making and games, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corpus Christi School, 3301 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church. Free admission. 703-820-1586.

MCLEAN ADOPTION WORKSHOP, lawyers, doctors and social workers discuss the adoption process, sponsored by Families for Private Adoption, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 888 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. $75 per couple, includes a guidebook, continental breakfast and lunch. 202-722-0338.

VIENNA HARVEST BAZAAR, handmade crafts, a bake sale, a used-book sale, lunch and children's activities, sponsored by the Vienna Woman's Club, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $1; children, free. 703-938-7716.

KAYAK TRIP, paddle in Dyke Marsh with a birder who will discuss fall migration, the ecology of the marsh and how humans have changed the wetlands along the Potomac; wear a water-resistant jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, bring a bottle of water, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Belle Haven Marina, 1201 Belle Haven Rd., off George Washington Parkway, two miles south of King Street, Alexandria. $38; preregistration required. 703-354-5093.

FAIRFAX CRAFT SHOW, sale of jewelry, carved wood, ceramics, stained glass, wearable art, gourmet food and more, sponsored by the W.T. Woodson High School PTSA, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodson High, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Free admission. 703-321-8373,

VIENNA POTTERY SHOW, sale of items made by students and teachers in the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's pottery program, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bowman House Arts and Crafts Center, 211 Center St. S. Free admission. 703-255-6360.

BALKAN BAZAAR, sale of Balkan food, books, jewelry, Christmas decorations and more, sponsored by the Bulgarian St. George Ladies Society, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church, 6801 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free admission. 703-549-4119.

MCLEAN ANTIQUES SHOW, sale of furniture, folk art, porcelain, silver, paintings, prints and linens, sponsored by the McLean Community Center to benefit the Alden Theatre's James C. MacDonald Arts Scholarship Fund, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $7, covers both days, 703-790-0123.

SHERWOOD LIBRARY USED-BOOK SALE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria area. Free admission. 703-780-7342.

CHILDREN'S PET PROGRAM, canine behavior specialist Stephen Rafe on how to communicate with dogs and take care of them, 10:30 a.m., Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston. Free; reservations required. 703-689-2700.

GARDEN STONE WALL WORKSHOP, learn the basics of stone wall building, then watch landscaper Jeff Reynolds build a section of dry stack stone wall in a garden, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd. (3.5 miles east on Route 236 from Beltway Exit 6), Alexandria area. $38; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

GAY STUDENTS LECTURE, Alex Sanchez, author of the "Rainbow" trilogy series, discusses gay high school students, 3 p.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free; reservations required. 703-790-8088.

ACOUSTIC STRING BAND, Sweet Sugar in the Gourd performs mountain music, bluegrass and more, with guests Bella and Aldo Gonzalez, followed by a chili dinner, to benefit the Culmore Character Club of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, 5 p.m., Culmore United Methodist Church, 5901 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. $20; seniors, $15; children and students, $10. 703-820-5206.

CAPITOL STEPS PERFORMANCE, political satire troupe, with appetizers and wine, to benefit Homestretch Inc., a transitional housing provider for homeless families with children in Northern Virginia, 7 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $50. 703-237-2035.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY CONCERT, with classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, 8 p.m.; lecture, 7 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $35-$60. 703-218-6500.

FAIRFAX MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," off-Broadway show about male and female relationships, with four actors playing more than 40 roles, plus a cocktail party and a dessert reception, 8 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $90. 703-323-0880.

Sunday 13

VIENNA 5K TURKEY TROT, a run through the Vienna Woods neighborhood, hosted by the Vienna Jaycees to benefit the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, registration, 7-7:45 a.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE; race, 8 a.m. $25; 15 and younger, $20. 703-281-1255.

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, discussion of how early settlers used the bayberry bush for medicine, soap and food; 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 area. $24; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

SUBURBIA EXHIBIT TOUR, Christopher Martin, director of historic resources for Fairfax City, discusses an exhibit on post-World War II subdivision design in the Washington area, 2 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax City. Free. 703-385-8414.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, "A Celebration of the African American History of Mason District," exhibits of local history and memorabilia; plus talks by Marion Dobbins of "Meet the Past," an educational reenactment group, and representatives of two Baptist churches, 2-4 p.m., Clark House, 6332 Barcroft Dr., Falls Church. Free. 703-750-1598.

FALLS CHURCH CONCERT, soprano Ronda Rouweyha and baritone Jeffery Tarr, accompanied by pianist Tim McReynolds, with commentary by vocal instructor Elizabeth Daniels, 4 p.m., St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Donations requested. 703-533-9454.

SHANGHAI ACROBATIC TROUPE, performance, 7 p.m.; discussion, 6:15 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $19-$36; 12 and younger, half-price. 888-945-2468.

GMU CHAMBER CONCERT, by George Mason University's chamber ensembles, 7 p.m., the university's Center for the Arts, Harris Theater, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-2787.

Monday 14

SUBURBAN MIGRATION, author Ray Suarez discusses his book "The Old Neighborhood -- What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999," 7:30 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. Free; reservations required. 703-324-8414.

FAIRFAX ROSE BUSH AUCTION, sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation, prizewinning rose bushes, 7:30 p.m., Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free admission. 703-860-0071.

Tuesday 15

CIVIL WAR TALK, Ron Beavers discusses "Local Civilian Struggles During the Civil War," sponsored by the Alexandria Genealogical Society, 12:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, Room 112, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria area. Free admission. 703-360-0920.

NATIVE AMERICAN TALK, Red Hawk, author of "The Ways of My People," discusses Native American culture, 7:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free; reservations required. 703-938-0405.

Wednesday 16

HISTORIC HOTEL, a bus trip to visit Town Hill Hotel in Little Orleans, Md., plus lunch and audience participation in a murder mystery program, with prizes, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., bus leaves from and returns to Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $87.50; Vienna residents, $70. 703-255-6360.

CHESAPEAKE BAY DUCKS, Matthew Perry of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center discusses his research on sea ducks of the Chesapeake Bay, at a meeting of the Friends of Dyke Marsh, 7:45 p.m., Huntley Meadows Park visitors center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria area. Free. 703-768-2525.

GMU CONCERT, by George Mason University's Band and Wind Symphony, 8 p.m., the university's Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $7; students and seniors, $5. 888-945-2468.

Thursday 17

FAIRFAX CITY CONCERT, soprano Elizabeth Lawrence and pianist David Ehrlich perform "Frauenliebe und Leben," by Robert Schumann, and pianist Carlos Fagundo performs "Variations on a Theme of Chopin," by Mompou, 11 a.m.-noon, Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

ROSE GROWING, discussed by rosarians, a meeting of the Potomac Rose Society, 7:30-9:30 p.m., McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. Free. 301-869-4948.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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