Friday 25

RESTON RACE FOR THE KIDS, a one-mile children's race to benefit Neediest Kids; registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; race: ages 6-7 at 8:30 a.m.; ages 8-9 at 8:45 a.m.; ages 10-11 at 9 a.m.; ages 12-14 at 9:15 a.m.; shorter race for ages 4-5 at 9:45 a.m.; tot trot at 9:55 a.m.; awards at 10 a.m., Reston Town Center. Free. 703-377-0648.

VIENNA CRAFT SHOW, crafts by juried members of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Admission $2. 703-648-9258.

MOUNT VERNON CANDLELIGHT TOURS, with fireside caroling and festive decor, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Mount Vernon. $15; 11 and younger, $8. 703-573-7328 or www.ticketmaster.com.

DIXIE POWER TRIO, concert, 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787.

GENERAL ADMISSION DANCE, with roots rock by the Grandsons, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $16. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Saturday 26

CIVIL WAR-ERA THANKSGIVING, watch reenactors entertain friends and soldiers and host a holiday meal, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5171.

WOLF TRAP PIANO CONCERT, John Eaton performs a salute to George Gershwin, 7:30 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Sunday 27

GMU CHAMBER CONCERT, by the George Mason University Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m., the university's Harris Theater, Fairfax. $7; students and seniors $5. 888-945-2468.

Monday 28

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TALK, Wilton Ward of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association discusses NARFE's work with the Alzheimer's Association and research in Alzheimer's disease, at a NARFE lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m., Amphora Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St., Herndon. $13.50, includes lunch; reservations required. 703-966-1122.

VIENNA HOLIDAY STROLL, see lights and other sights on Vienna's historic Church Street, with live music and other entertainment, free horse-drawn-carriage rides, marshmallows for roasting at supervised bonfires, 6-9 p.m.; Santa Claus arrives at the Freeman House, 6:30 p.m.; holiday tree lighting, 6:45 p.m. Free. 703-560-6631.

Tuesday 29

WOLF TRAP BLUEGRASS CONCERT, Del McCoury Band, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $30. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

Wednesday 30

FAIRFAX TINY TOTS CONCERT, the W.T. Woodson High School Symphonic Band performs a holiday concert, 10 a.m. Wednesday and Dec. 1, Woodson High, auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $3. 703-278-0135.

Thursday 1

MCLEAN HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR, tour four homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds to benefit the Woman's Club of McLean, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; church "marketplace," sale of crafts, jewelry, children's books, toys, painted furniture, Polish pottery, linens, area rugs, baked goods and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets for the tour sold at the marketplace, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Westmoreland Street and Chain Bridge Road, McLean. $25. 703-356-0089.

VIENNA TINY TOTS CONCERT, the James Madison High School Wind Symphony performs seasonal music, with costumed performers, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 2, James Madison High, 2500 James Madison Dr., Vienna. $4. 703-938-0350.

SCHOONER FARE CONCERT, maritime folk music, 8 p.m., the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.

-- Compiled by

JEAN MACK

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