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<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 3

<cal2>Silent Auction. The Welcome Club of Northern Virginia presents its annual Silent Auction, bake sale and luncheon, at 11 a.m., at International Country Club, 13200 Lee Highway, Fairfax. For reservations, call 703-242-0217 or e-mail Jtowers39@cox.net. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Oct. 28, at noon.

Computer Tips. "Introduction to Windows" is at 7 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 13 and up. Call 703-293-6227.

Health Activities. Therapeutic activities for adults with cognitive or physical limitations are at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 18 and up. Call 703-293-6227.

Used Book Sale. Find bargains and treasures, from 1-8 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600

Book Group. An adult discussion of "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs," by Alexandra Fuller, is at 12:15 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Tiny Tots. Emerging literacy activities are at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For ages 13-23 months. Call 703-339-7385.

SAT Tips. The Princeton Review presents a strategy session for the SAT, at 4 p.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For ages 13-18. Call 703-339-7385.

Free Concert. The Robert E. Lee High School bands perform at 7:30 p.m., in the Lee High School Auditorium, 6584 Franconia Road, Springfield. The concert will include selections from the Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands. Call 703-924-8300.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 4

<cal2>Concert. King's X perform with Navel, Occam's Razor, Shedding Skin, and Guardians of Iridescence at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Concert. Baba G'Nush, Off White and Soup's Uncle play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Used Book Sale. Find bargains and treasures, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Film. A bag lunch film screening is at 11 a.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For adults. Call 703-339-7385 for title.

Used Book Sale. A used book sale is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Stories. Stories and activities are at 10:30 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For ages 13-23 months. Call 703-451-8055.

First Fridays. The Theater of the First Amendment presents "Words at Night," a salon-style evening of literary reading by local writers, at 8 p.m. Professional actors read from "Triumph in Exile" by Victoria D. Schmidt; "The Rust Preventer" by Jessica Anthony; "Almost Home" by Mark Farrington; and "Across the Wire" by Rachel Lazarus. The event is free, and refreshments are served. At Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-993-2195.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 5

<cal2>Live Concert. Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas performs, 8 p.m., at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $75 and $55. For tickets, visit the box office or www.ticketmaster.com.

Live Performance. The Italian ballet troupe Aterballeto performs at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $44, $36, and $22. Call 703-993-2787, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Opeth performs with Nevermore and Into Eternity at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Author Luncheon. Marsha Hamilton, Pat Powers Rothacker, Stephen Hunter, Valerie Sweeney Prince and John McCaslin are among the authors to appear from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Fairfax Country Club, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Price is $35 including lunch, and will benefit scholarships for area women and help provide financial assistance to women in education and other promising careers. Reservations must be made by Nov. 2 to Sonja Palomaki at 703-455-9262 or spalomaki@cox.net.

Charity Auction. Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services, Inc. (FACETS) presents the sixth annual "Best of America" auction, at 5:30 p.m., at George Mason University's Fairfax campus. For tickets, call Gerry Dougherty at 703-352-6342. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Design Seminar. Circa Home & Garden presents an "Antique Appraisal Day" with Bill Weschler of Weshchler's Auction House, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Reservations are required, and a $10 donation per appraisal will be charged. Proceeds will benefit Historic Fairfax City Inc. Circa is located at 10435 North St. For reservations, call 703-385-1995.

Concert. Summer Rain and Crows Nest play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Computer Class. Learn how to put together presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint at 2:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 13 and up. Call 703-293-6227.

Used Book Sale. Find bargains and treasures, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Flu Shots. Flu vaccinations are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Shots are $25 or covered with Medicare Plan B. For ages 18 and up. Call 877-895-5284.

Used Book Sale. A used book sale is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Holiday Crafts. The Lee District Holiday Craft Show is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Road. Over 120 area artists and crafters will have wares on display for sale. Admission is $2. Call 703-922-9841.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 6

<cal2>Free Concert. George Mason University Chorale, Chamber Singers and Choral Ensembles perform choral classics, 3 p.m., at Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Live Opera. Opera Verdi Europa performs Verdi's operatic interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth at 4 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, $32, and $20. Call 703-993-2787, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. The Washington Balalaika Society presents its fall 2005 concert, "Russian Revelry," at 3 p.m., at Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale. The concert features the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra and soloists Andrei Savaliev and Anya Titova. Tickets are $20, and $18 for seniors and students. Order tickets at www.balalaika.org or 703-644-9151.

Concert. Suffocation performs with Cryptopsy, Vader, Decapitated, Despised Icon, Aborted, and Dead Syndicate at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Walking Tour. "Soldiers in the Attic: Exploring Historic Blenheim," is at 1 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Used Book Sale. A used book sale is from 12-5 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Orchestral Concert. The American Youth Philharmonic presents "Rhapsodies of Youth," at 3 p.m., at the Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Tickets are $14, $10 for students and seniors. Visit www.ayporchestras.org or call 703-642-8051.

Holiday Crafts. The Lee District Holiday Craft Show is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Road. Over 120 area artists and crafters will have wares on display for sale. Admission is $2. Call 703-922-9841.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Artist Reception. The Fairfax Art League presents a show featuring color photographs by James A. O'Donnell and watercolor and mixed media works by Urlee O'Donnell, from 7-9 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Admission is free, and refreshments are served. Call 703-352-ARTS.

Health Activities. Therapeutic activities for adults with cognitive or physical limitations are at 11 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 18 and up. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories and activities about pets are at 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For ages 2-3. Call 703-339-4610.

Film. A film screening is at 4 p.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For ages 6-12. Call 703-339-7385 for title.

Drug Program Discussion. A Social Security Administration representative explains the new Medicare benefit, at 10:30 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For adults. Call 703-451-8055.

Stories. Stories and activities about dinosaurs, in both English and Spanish, are at 3:30 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For ages 2-8. Call 703-451-8055.

Author Appearance. Roland Mesnier, author of "Dessert University" and former White House chef, discusses and signs his book, at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Free. Call 703-978-5600.

Children's Performance Series. Kay Dee Puppets presents "Rapunzel and the Three Little Pigs," from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-352-ARTS.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 8

<cal2>Collectors Group. Learn how to search for historical collectibles on eBay at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 18 and up. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Group. The Fairfax Bibliophiles Collecting Group meets to discuss highlights from the National Firearms Museum, at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 18 and up. Call 703-282-2294.

Stories. Stories and activities about visiting art museums are at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For ages 2-5. Call 703-339-7385.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "Empire Falls," by Richard Russo, is at 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 9

<cal2>Live Concert. Willie Nelson performs at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $41.50 and $47.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

History Event. Carrie Bauer portrays Clara Barton and discusses her exploits during the Civil War, from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. Call 703-425-9225.

Concert. Matt Waller and Andrew Gorski play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. American Head Charge, Diecast, Index Case, Bleed The Sky and Khoura play at 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Stories. Stories, activities and a craft about turkeys are at 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 2-5. Call 703-293-6227.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 10

<cal2>Live Performance. George Mason University Dance Company has its fall concert at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Banyan performs at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Auction Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection presents its Holiday Auction, Sale and Luncheon, from 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club. The cost of $14 includes the luncheon and child care. Reservations must be made by Nov. 7, at noon, to 703-768-4186, 703-451-0677, or sprngalexwmnconn@msn.com.

Drive Well. A class to help older adults stay safe on the roads is at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories and activities about ducks are at 10:15 a.m., and at 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 24-35 months. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 11

<cal2>Concert. Soprano Laura Mann performs at 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. She will sing "The White Cliffs," by Natalia Raigorodsky.

Live Performance. George Mason University Dance Company's fall concert is at 2 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Live Concert. John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers performs their Rockin' Blues Revue at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, $32, and $20. Call 1-888-945-2468, 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Blackfoot, Roadducks, Group Therapy and Ambush play at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Concert. The NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m., at the Richard Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, and free for children. Call 703-569-0973.

Concert. Full Minute of Mercury, Viki Nova and Minus 1 play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Orchestra Concert. The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra presents “Classic Gems,” at 8 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, and free for children 12 and under. Call 703-569-6580.

Theater Performance. Lancer Theater presents "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick, at 7:30 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Pond Life. "Ponderings," a program about how ponds change in the fall, is from 4-5 p.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. The program, for ages 6-10, involves netting, collecting and identification. Reservations are required, and the cost is $4. Call 703-451-9588.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Live Performance. George Mason University Dance Company's fall concert is at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 2 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, featuring guitar soloist Christopher Parkening, performs at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $35-$60, and are available at the Center for the Arts box office, 1-888-945-2468, or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia presents its fall fund raiser, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," at 8 p.m., at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Tickets are $90, and include a pre-performance kosher cocktail party, the performance and a kosher gourmet dessert reception. Sponsorships, starting at $360, include open martini bar and kosher cocktails; kosher gourmet dinner; performance and kosher gourmet dessert. Call 703-323-0880 or e-mail saram@jccnv.org.

Concert. A chamber music concert featuring works by Beethoven and Borodin is at 7:30 p.m., at Hearts in Motion Center for the Arts, 8060 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 703-440-9000.

Concert. 33 West plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. Jackyl plays at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Computer Help. Basic computer help is offered at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For ages 18 and up. Call 703-978-5600.

Flu Shots. Flu vaccinations are from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Shots are $25 or covered with Medicare Plan B. For ages 18 and up. Call 877-895-5284.

Flu Shots. Flu vaccinations are from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shots are $25 or covered with Medicare Plan B. For ages 18 and up. Call 877-895-5284.

Charity Walk. Golden Retriever Rescue, Education, and Training (GRREAT) presents a 3K walk to support the organization's animal rescue efforts, at 10 a.m., beginning at Weber's Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax. All registered participants will receive a GRREAT Beginnings T-shirt. Cost is $15 per walker. Register in advance at www.grreat.org or at the walk. Call Linda Kurtz at 703-250-3012.

Irish Music and Dance. Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) presents a set of Irish music and ceili dance, from 7-11 p.m., at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Music by The Bog Wanderers and Friends. Cost for CCE Members is $12, youth $5, family maximum $25. Cost for non-members is $15, youth $6, family maximum, $30. All children under 6 admitted free. E-mail ccepotomac_ceili@yahoo.com.

Craft Show. The 14th annual W.T. Woodson "Holiday Happenings" craft show is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Over 100 crafters sell handmade wares in a fund raiser for the PTSA. Admission is free. Call 703-321-8373.

Theater Performance. Lancer Theater presents "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick, at 7:30 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Financial Literacy. First Horizon Bank presents its Super Star Savings Children’s Financial Literacy Program, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at First Horizon Bank, 12150 Monument Drive, Fairfax. This event is an interactive program that encourages children to learn the benefits of saving. The program also provides tips to parents on teaching the value of saving. Call 703-394-2501.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 13

<cal2>Free Concert. The George Mason University Chamber Ensembles perform 7 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Live Performance. Chi performs at 7 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $19-$38, and are available at the Center for the Arts box office, 1-888-945-2468, or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Housing Tour. "Housing Suburbia: Postwar Subdivision Design in Metropolitan Washington" an exploration of suburban houses and design, begins at 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/MuseumVC/MVC.asp.

Hypnotist. Jimi Gibson presents "Hypnosis, The Show," at 7 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Tickets are $8 at the door.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Free Concert. The M3e Contemporary Music Ensemble performs at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 on the campus of George Mason University, Fairfax. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Exercise. Exercise options for people with arthritis are discussed at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories and activities about trees are at 10:15 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 3-5. Call 703-644-7333.

Library Lab. Experiment with book-making techniques, from stone to paper, in honor of Children's Book Week, at 3:30 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For ages 6-12. Call 703-451-8055.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "The Tipping Point," by Malcolm Gladwell, is at 7 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Author Appearance. Ray Suarez, author of "The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration," discusses and signs his books, at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Call 703-324-8414.

Rose Bush Auction. The Arlington Rose Foundation presents its annual rose bush auction at 7:30 PM, at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-860-0071.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Concert. The Lake Braddock High School chorus and orchestra perform Mozart's "Requiem," at 7:30 p.m., at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road in Springfield. The concert is free.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "The Book of Salt," by Monique Truong, is at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "The Bookseller of Kabul," by Asne Seierstad, is at 11 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "Blindness," by Jose Saramago, is at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Stories. Stories and activities about the alphabet are at 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For ages 12-23 months. Call 703-339-4610.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar Nafisi, is at 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Concert. The Lake Braddock Secondary School Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform a free joint concert at 7:30 p.m., at the Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. Call 703-426-1074.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 16

<cal2>Live Performance. The George Mason University Band and Wind Symphony performs at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Matt Waller and Andrew Gorski play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Stories. Stories, activities and a craft about Thanksgiving are at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For ages 3-5. Call 703-978-5600.

Medicare Discussion. A Social Security Administration representative explains the new Medicare benefit, at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Medieval Activities. Activities based on life in the Middle Ages are at 4 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For ages 6-12. Call 703-339-4610.

Book Club. An adult book discussion group meets at 7:30 p.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. New members welcome. Call 703-339-7385.

Tiny Tots. Short stories, fingerplays and activities are at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 13-17 months. Call 703-644-7333.

Small One-ders. Short stories, fingerplays and activities are at 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 18-23 months. Call 703-644-7333.

Parenting Discussion. A discussion on baby sign language, led by Sara Franco, is at 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For adults. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Ongoing Events

<cal2>Art Exhibit. The Artists' Undertaking Gallery, located at 309 Mill St., Occoquan, presents "Good bye Summer, Hello Fall," featuring photographs by Jane Ernst of Springfield and stained glass by Jack and Bette Conley of Front Royal. The exhibit runs through Nov. 7. The gallery is open Monday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 703-494-0584.

Photography Exhibit. "Proof," a traveling juried exhibit in conjunction with the Society of Photographic Education's Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, runs from Oct. 21-Nov. 13, at the Fine Arts Gallery and the Johnson Center Gallery on the GMU campus, located at the intersection of Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. Call 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Art Show. "Images from Abroad," an artistic journal of painter Ken Strong's travel through Europe, runs from Oct. 29-Nov. 26, at the Broadway Gallery, 12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-273-2388.

Art Exhibit. "Simple Pleasures," a show of acrylic paintings by Suzanne Jepson, runs through Dec. 4, at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. An opening reception is Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1-4 p.m. Call 703-490-1117 or visit www.loftgallery.org.

Singles' Dance. Hearts in Motion School of Music & Dance hosts Don and Colleen's Singles' Dance the third Friday of each month, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dances include cha cha, waltz, swing, hustle, El Paso, slow dances and line dances. Cost is $12 ($20 for a couple). Light snacks are provided, soda and water are available for purchase. The school is located at 8600 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call Colleen at 703-437-1190.

Open Mic. TT Reynolds hosts an Open Mic night each Tuesday from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Dance Classes. Learn the Social Dances (ballroom, Latin, swing, night club, country western, and polka) in Cy Richardson's group classes, Tuesday nights at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. The six-week sessions are $56 per person. Both singles and couples are welcome. Call 703-250-5360.

New Music Showcase. TT Reynolds hosts a New Music Showcase each Wednesday at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Poker. TT Reynolds hosts Texas Hold-Em Poker each Monday at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Kids Appreciation Night. Face painting, balloon art, clowns, music, and a free milkshake are part of Kids Appreciation Night, each Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m., at the Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall in Springfield. Call 703-924-1701.

Thumpin' Thursdays. Mister Don leads a night of singing and dancing each Monday night, from 4-5 p.m., at Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 112644 Chapel Road. Call 703-815-8600.

Girl Talk. The Jewish Social Services Agency sponsors Girl Talk, a weekly meeting for middle school girls to discuss school, family and peer issues. Ongoing group meets Thursdays at 5 p.m., at 3018 Javier Road, second floor.

The Jewish Social Services Agency sponsors social skills/therapy groups for children who have difficulty in social situations because of ADHD or other challenges. Call 703-204-9100.

Senior Center. Activities for seniors include fitness classes, crafts, bridge, discussion groups, trips and social gatherings. The Center is located at 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Call 703-359-2487.

Children's Programs. 11 a.m., Little Explorers, every Monday, features stories and songs. Every Friday, at 10:30 a.m., Kinderdance, features creative movement for children ages 6 and under. Borders, 6701 Frontier Drive, Springfield. Call 703-924-4894.

Mighty Mondays. Songs and dancing are each Monday from 10-11 a.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road. Open to all ages.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Ongoing programs, classes and social opportunities for all ages. The Center is located at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Call 703-323-0880.

Bingo. Every Friday at 7:30 p.m., bingo is played at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax.

Computers. Learn how to set up an e-mail account, send and receive attachments, and other e-mail uses 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Internet Training. Personalized Internet and catalog training. Basics for beginners. Call for an appointment. Adults. At the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to register.

Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web or increase your computer skills at Kingstowne Library. Call for an appointment at 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Pohick Regional Library offers personalized Internet and catalog training classes for beginners. Open to adults. Call 703-644-7333 for an appointment. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Bookcrossing Meetup. Meet other local Northern Virginia BookCrossers monthly to discuss good books and the best places to leave and find books "in the wild." For the next meeting date, visit http://bookcrossing.meetup.com/72/.

Practice English. Kingstowne Library sponsors a conversation group for adults learning English. Classes take place on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Personalized Internet Tutoring. Learn how to use the Web at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Open to ages 12 and older, and appointments are required. Call 703-293-6227.

Nancy Katz and the Stray Dogs host an Open Mic Jam on Thursday nights, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at The INN Zone, 7395-A Lee Highway. Call 703-876-6716.