Thursday 17

"ARABIAN NIGHTS," performed by JEB Stuart High School Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, the school's auditorium, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church. $8; students and seniors, $6. 703-824-8934.

WOLF TRAP PERFORMANCE, singer-songwriter Paul Thorn, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Friday 18

LORTON JAZZ PERFORMANCE, vocalist Esther Haynes performs jazz and blues; with coffee, soft drinks and sweets, 7:30 p.m., Coffeehouse at Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Rd., Lorton. Donations requested. 703-550-0851.

ALEXANDRIA SENIORS DANCE, music by the Mount Vernon Swing Band, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. $4. 703-765-4573.

WOLF TRAP GUITAR CONCERT, Sonny Landreth, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

GMU JAZZ CONCERT, George Mason University's Jazz for Justice ensemble, 8 p.m., the university's Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax. $7; students and seniors, $5. 888-945-2468.

Saturday 19

RADIO CITY ROCKETTES TRIP, charter bus trip to see "Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular" in New York City, with time in the city before and after the show, 8 a.m.-midnight, bus departs from Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna. $110; Vienna residents, $95. 703-255-6360.

RESTON ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET, more than 30 booths of crafts from around the world, 10 a.m.-noon, Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Free admission. 703-742-7992.

JURIED CRAFT SHOW, works by more than 60 artists and artisans from the Washington area, including jewelry, glass, carved wood, ceramics, decorative painting, gourmet food and more, sponsored by Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Crew Boosters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the school, 6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria area. Free admission. 703-425-6256.

FALLS CHURCH ENCHANTED FOREST, decorated trees, gingerbread houses and wreaths available for auction or sale, plus entertainment, a gift boutique and Santa's workshop for children, sponsored by the Junior League of Northern Virginia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Tysons Corner Doubletree Hotel, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Admission, $6; Santa's workshop, $4. 703-848-2884.

FAIRFAX ANTIQUES SHOW, more than 120 dealers sell period American and European furniture, folk art, wicker, quilts, linens, vintage clothing, maps, oil paintings, prints, rugs, porcelain, bronze and more, co-sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fairfax County, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, Field House, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $7; 12 and younger, free. 301-654-6483.

MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW, mineral and fossil dealers, exhibits, door prizes, free specimens for children, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, Student Union II Building, Fairfax. $4; seniors and ages 13-18, $2; 12 and younger, free. 703-680-7724.

ALEXANDRIA THEATER AUDITIONS, roles for ages 7-19, for Aldersgate Methodist Church Children's Theater production of "HMS Dumbledore," 1-3 p.m. Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, the church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-799-7061.

VIENNA ADOPTION SEMINAR, information on international and domestic adoptions, sponsored by the Datz Foundation, 1-3 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-242-8800.

NAACP TEEN SUMMIT, for ages 10-20, NAACP YouthWorks Teen Summit, with discussion sessions on "Making Choices: Facing Reality"; "Gangs and Violence"; "Teens and Sexuality"; and "Substance Abuse"; plus dinner, 3-7 p.m., Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Dr., Fairfax. Free; preregistration required. 703-821-6708.

GREAT FALLS DULCIMER CONCERT, old-time music by the Mill Run Dulcimer Band, 7 p.m., the Barn at Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Donations requested. 703-759-2771.

WOLF TRAP A CAPPELLA CONCERT, by the Persuasions, 7:30 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

FAIRFAX DANCE PERFORMANCE, Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; discussion, 45 minutes before each performance, George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Fairfax. $42, $34, $21; 12 and younger, half-price. 888-945-2468.

MCLEAN DANCE PERFORMANCE, a tribute to artist Edward Gorey by the Snappy Dance Theater of Boston, 8 p.m., Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $22; McLean residents, $18; students, $16. 703-790-9223.

Sunday 20

ALEXANDRIA TEA PROGRAM, learn the art of napkin folding, 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. $25; reservations required. 703-642-5173.

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, N-scale model trains by the Northern Virginia NTRAK club, 1-4 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. $2; ages 4-10, $1; 3 and younger, free. 703-425-9225.

FAIRFAX CHORAL CONCERT, George Mason University choral ensembles, 3 p.m., the university's Harris Theater, Fairfax. $6; students and seniors, $5. 888-945-2468.

FAIRFAX PIANO RECITAL, pianists Diann Clark and Victoria Wyatt play music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Poulenc and selections from "My Fair Lady," followed by a reception and exhibit of photographs by Virginia Findley, 4 p.m., Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-273-1300, Ext. 220.

"THE KITE RUNNER," discussion of the book by Khaled Hosseini, 7 p.m., Annandale United Methodist Church, Room 203, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 571-216-4536.

Monday 21

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

MCLEAN CRAFT EVENT, more than 20 artists sell jewelry, handbags, clothing, home accessories and more, sponsored by the New Dominion Women's Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Spring Hill Elementary School, 8201 Lewinsville Rd., McLean. Free admission. 703-847-5080.

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

Tuesday 22

FAIRFAX CHAMBER CONCERT, by George Mason University's chamber ensembles, 7:30 p.m., the university's Harris Theater, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-2787.

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 flutist Barbara Heitz, 7:45 p.m., Harding Hall, 730 Jackson St., Herndon. $3. 703-437-3615.

Thursday 24

VIRGINIA RUN TURKEY TROT, a 5K running course and a 2K walking course through the Virginia Run community, to benefit Life With Cancer, a nonprofit program for cancer patients and their families, 8 a.m., Virginia Run, Route 29 and Pleasant Valley Road, Centreville. Runners, $20; walkers, $13; preregistration required. 703-815-1136 or

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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