Thursday, Nov. 8

Tea program, Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden discusses black teas used in breakfast blends and Earl Grey teas and offers tastes. Learn to create your own blend. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. $25, reservations required. 703-437-9101.

Fairfax bingo, no smoking, dinner sold, sponsored by the Arlington-Fairfax Elks. Proceeds go to scholarships and other Elks Lodge charities. Doors open, 5:30 p.m; early bird bingo, 6:30 p.m.; regular bingo, 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. Early bird minimum, $6; regular bingo, $14 for six face cards. 703-560-2188.

Fairfax County Park Authority forum, director John Dargle Jr. will host a forum to seek public comments and discussion on park-related issues. 7 p.m., Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria. 703-324-8662 or

Springfield bingo, for age 16 and older. Youths 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $10-$25. 703-541-3139.

Painting demonstration, internationally known artist and author Maggie Price will demonstrate of her technique of painting in pastels. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Vienna Arts Center, 115 Pleasant St., Vienna. 703-319-3971 or

Linden String Quartet with Michael Brown, classical music by an award-winning quartet, with noted pianist Michael Brown. 8 p.m., CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. $15-$30. 703-476-4500 or

Tim O’Brien, a country/bluegrass musician who plays the guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki. 8 p.m., Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $24. 703-938-2404.

Friday, Nov. 9

Dinner and a movie, watch “To Catch a Thief,” starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, and enjoy a three-course dinner from a menu specially designed to complement the film’s theme. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres , 7:15 p.m., remarks by the chef and film screening, 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theater, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $50, includes film, meal, iced tea, water, coffee service. A la carte cash bar, wine-paired upgrade option available for purchase. 703-584-2900.

“Cabaret,” a musical performed by Centreville High School’s drama department. Light refreshments available. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 17. Centreville High School, Roy A. “Skip” Maiden Theatre, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. $12; students, $10. 703-802-5434 or

“Oklahoma!,” a musical performed by the Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 18., Bryant Alternative School, 2709 Popkins Lane, Alexandria. $10 in advance; at the door, $12. 703-360-0686 or

Friends of Fasch Chamber Ensemble, German Baroque music on period instruments. 8 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. Free. 703-352-2787 or

Chaise Lounge, a big band jazz group with vocals by Marilyn Older. 8 p.m., Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. 703-938-2404.

“Jazz 4 Justice” concert, the Mason Jazz Ensemble performs music by jazz greats, sponsored by the music and legal communities in Fairfax. With vocalists Darden Purcell and Tracey Wright and senior vocal performance major Gina Mirenda. A jam session follows the performance in the main lobby. 8 p.m., George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $20; seniors and students,$15. 703-993-8888 or

NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra, works by Schubert, Copland, Ellington and Offenbach. Proceeds benefit the orchestra, the Runion Music Society and the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. 8 p.m., Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $15; seniors and teens, $10; 11 and younger, free. 703-426-2824.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Holiday bazaar, fall festival and craft show, more than 75 crafters and vendors, a bake sale and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Vienna Woman’s Club’s youth scholarship fund. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $2. 703-255-6360.

Fall bazaar, crafts, holiday decorations, items for the home, gifts, lunch and baked goods, sponsored by the Auxiliary to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S. 703-309-3468 or

Holiday bazaar, shop for Palestinian embroideries, Christmas ornaments, olive wood mangers, Jerusalem pottery, handmade nabulsi soaps, olive oil and crafts from Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Gaza and the Ramallah region. There will also be homemade Palestinian foods, Falahi vegetarian lunch, baklava, honey and savory treats, sponsored by the American Palestinian Women’s Association to benefit the Al-Ahli Hospital of Gaza. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Dr. NE, Vienna. 703-938-3102.

Mantua market, Mantua artisans sell jewelry, pottery, paintings, prints, bottle stoppers, pens, wall hangings, cards, knitted socks, crocheted clothing, and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mantua Swim and Tennis Club, 9330 Pentland Pl., Fairfax. 301-509-7522 or

Pottery show and sale, items made by students and teachers in the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department’s pottery program; a portion of the proceeds supports the program. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bowman House Arts and Crafts Center, 211 Center St. S., Vienna. Free. 703-255-6360 or

Robinson marketplace, crafters, home-based and small boutique businesses, a raffle and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. 703-426-2100 or

Expo and family fall festival, an indoor event featuring LEGO engineering, yo-yo experts, an obstacle course, nature games, storytelling and live music. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Hunt Preschool, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria area. Free. 703-768-7584 or

Dog adoption event, sponsored by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Petco, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-817-9444 or

Hike to ancient rocky outcrops, Gary Nobles and Robert Ridky of the U.S. Geological Survey tell the story of ancient rocks and lead a 21 / 2-mile walk along Twin Branches and Lake Audubon trails to see them. 1 p.m., Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Dr., Reston. Free. 703-709-7700, or

Winterizing workshop, learn energy-saving and winterizing techniques and make a plan specific to your home, hosted by Fairfax City’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. 2-4:30 p.m., Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax City. 703-385-7805.

Meet the artist reception, artist Denise Shamoun Phalan pays tribute to the window in her exhibit, “Got Windex?!?,” on display through Dec. 2. 6-9 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, Studio 5 Gallery, 9522 Workhouse Way, Lorton. 703-584-2900 or

Art competition, meet the finalists from ArtSpace Herndon’s fourth annual portrait competition, “Expressions,” on display through Dec. 9. 7-9 p.m., ArtSpace, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590.

Reston contra dance, music by the June Apple Band. Beginners' workshop, 7:15- 8 p.m.; dance, 8-10:45 p.m., Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. $9; workshop, free. 703-476-4500.

Julie Murphy Wells, the lead singer of Eddie From Ohio performs cabaret and jazz music. 7:30 p.m., Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. 703-938-2404.

“Voices of the Masters,” martial arts prowess and self-discipline performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools in China. 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $24, $40, $48; youth through grade 12 with an adult, half -price. 888-945-2468 or

Sunday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day ceremony, Air Force Brig. Gen.Gen. Bob Ranck will be the speaker. Parking available behind building. 11 a.m., American Legion Post 180, 330 Center St. N, Vienna. 703-938-9535.

“Mosby Woods: 50 Years of Suburban Living,” Bob Reinsel will present his research on the history of the Mosby Woods subdivision built during the Civil War Centennial in the 1960s and named after Confederate Col. John S. Mosby. 2 p.m., Historic Blenheim, Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-385-8414.

Rose bush auction and cutting giveaway, plus a hands-on seminar on how to root roses, sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation. Light refreshments. 2-4 p.m., Merrifield Garden Center Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Members, free; yearly membership, $15. 703-371-9351.

Veterans Day barbecue, music and entertainment, an auction and a raffle, inflatable rides, crafts and other family activities, plus a barbecue, sponsored by Quality of Life Plus (QL+) to develop innovative assistive technologies to help wounded warriors. 2-6 p.m., Claude Moore Colonial Farm, Pavilions of Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $55; age 6-18, $25; 5 and younger, free. 703-442-0038 or

Music for violin and piano, violinist Natasha Bogachek and pianist Dasha Gabay of the National Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Saint-Saens, Faure, Wieniawsky, Massenet and Ravel, sponsored by the Music Friends of Fairfax County Public Library. 3 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900.

Springfield bingo, for age 12 and older, no smoking, youths 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays. Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Rd. $1-$35. 703-975-1079.

Monday, Nov. 12

Falls Church Branch AAUW meeting, a discussion about the election’s implications for AAUW’s core concerns of women and girls. 7:30 p.m., Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. Free. 703-536-2235.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

AARP’s driver safety class, sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. $14; AARP members, $12; veterans or relatives of veterans, free; registration required. 703-359- 2918.

Quilt auction and bake sale, quilts, wall hangings, table covers, totes, fabric, quilting projects and gift items will be sold at silent and live auctions and at a fixed-price table, sponsored by Mount Vernon Quilters Unlimited. Baked goods and lunch available. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Fort Hunt area. 703-519-7282.

Vienna-Oakton NARFE meeting, Jessica Klement of NARFE’s legislative department will be the speaker at a meeting of the National Association of Federal and Active Retired Federal Employees. Election of chapter officers will also be held. 1:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. 703-281-5123.

“Bully-Free NoVa: A Community of Respect,” Fairfax Partnership for Youth launches a new community-based program at a reception where attendees will learn about the program, how to get a community-based organization or business involved and how to support and be a part of this initiative. 5-6:30 p.m., James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Registration required. 703-324-5535, or

McLean AAUW program, Nancy Pendarvis Harris discusses the challenges and successes of the Rural Health Extension Worker Program, which brings life-saving preventive and curative health care to rural families in Ethiopia. 7 p.m., McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. 703-790-5550.

Vienna AAUW program, Sandy Lawrence, a retired naval commander, shares experiences from her military career and discusses changes that she has witnessed in information technology, the role of women in the military and the evolving missions of our armed forces. 7 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E. 703-321-7499.

Kings Park Concert Band practice, open to adults who played in high school or college and want to continue playing, a nonprofit community band with a professional conductor that performs throughout Northern Virginia. No audition required. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, White Oaks Elementary School, cafeteria, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. 703-580-8138, or

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Northern Virginia Antique Arts Association meeting, the program, “Have Trunks Will Travel,” features a slide show and a display of trunks. 10 a.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd., Alexandria. Guests may attend one time free. 703-263-1351.

NARFE Springfield Chapter meeting, Julie D. Ries, a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, discusses the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease at a meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association. 1 p.m., American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. 703 313-9387 or

Civil War forum, author Don Hakenson will discuss his manuscript, “This Forgotten Land: A Tour of Civil War Sites & Other Historical Landmarks South of Alexandria, Va.” 7:30 p.m., Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225 or

Dyke Marsh History program, Matthew Virta of the U.S. National Park Service discusses Dyke Marsh’s history, from Native American times to the present, including preservation and restoration efforts. Co-sponsored by the Fairfax County History Commission and the Friends of Dyke Marsh. 7:30 p.m., Huntley Meadows, Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Hybla Valley area. 703-768-2525 or

“Animal Portraits” photography competition, sponsored by Vienna Photographic Society, the competition will be judged by Don Johnson, whose nature images have appeared in Popular Photography. VPS members, even those who join the night of the competition, may compete with print and digital images. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free; membership, $40. 703-451-7298 or

Karla Bonoff and Steve Forbert, ballads and acoustic music. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $27. 703-938-2404.

“The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)” an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 15, CenterStage, Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. $15-$30. 703-476-4500 or

Thursday, Nov. 15

“Chart Your Retirement,” George Mason University is offering a non-credit, eight-hour class in which participants will discuss changing roles and relationships, work, the value of community involvement and changing family commitments. Presenters will share tools to create a customized retirement plan. This course is part of a pilot project for potential research. Registration information on the Web site. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Fort Hunt area. $40, registration required. 703-324-4600, or

Women’s Club of Greater Reston meeting, Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden will be the guest speaker. Refreshments served. 10 a.m., Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza. 703-869-7624 or

Lunch N’ Life, sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke, William Page Johnson will present “The Civil Way: The Engagement at Fairfax Court House.” If transportation is needed, call 703-323-4788. Noon-2 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Rd., Burke. $8, reservations required by Nov. 8. 703-620-0161 or

“Food Inc.,” watch the film, then hear a panel discussion by organic farmers Jim Bourne of Calvert County and Maureen Moodie of Arcadia Farm at Woodlawn Plantation, nutritionist Hope Warshaw and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, sponsored by the Mount Vernon Branch AAUW. 6 p.m., Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria. 703-768-8996.

Potomac Rose Society meeting, “Combating Rose Midge and Rosebed Winterization.” Light refreshments. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. 301-869-4948.

Vietnam vets meeting, Richard Kirkland, Vienna resident and World War II fighter pilot, will discuss his tour of duty in the Pacific and as an original Dustoff helicopter pilot, dedicated to battlefield medical services, in the Korean War. 7:30 p.m., Neighbor’s Restaurant, 262D Cedar Lane, Vienna. 703-255-0353 or

Mason Dance Company, fall dance concert. 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 17, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16, George Mason University, Harris Theater, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $15; students, faculty, staff and seniors, $10. 888-945-2468 or

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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