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<b>Thursday/Nov. 12</b>

Mike Lupica. 6 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Signing of Million-Dollar Throw. 703-359-8420.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again. 7 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mountain Heart, Tim Finch & The Eastman String Band. Bluegrass. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap. $22. Wolftrap.org.

Treasured Threes to Fives. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles with Eilen Jewell. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 13</b>

Taste of the Vine Fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. at the Historic Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Wine tasting, hors d’ouvres and raffle prizes. $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit Historic Fairfax City Inc. 703-591-5305 or hilcarn31@aol.com.

Haochen Zhang, pianist. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Center for the Arts. Ludwig von Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op 110; Mason Bates, White Lies for Lomax; Maurice Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit; Johannes Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a Theme and more. Wolftrap.org.

George Mason University Jazz Ensemble and the Fairfax Law Foundation: 8th Annual Jazz for Justice. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa

The Story of Velveteen Rabbit. 7:30 p.m. in the Oakcrest School theatre, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. $10 adult and $5 student. 703-790-5450 or www.oakcrest.org.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again. 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mild and Mellow Jazz at Madeira, with pianist John Eaton and vocalist Lena Seikaly. 8 p.m. at The Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Champagne reception at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $50, at the door $60. 703-759-5334.

Patricia Reilly Giff. 7 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The Newbery Award winner, author of the Polk Street School books, presents "Writing: The Story of My Life." 703-249-1520.

English Conversation. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers of all levels. 703-938-0405.

Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18. 703-938-0405.

Chase Coy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

K-Beta, Uptown Xo and Kingpen Slim. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $12 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Artist’s Reception for Roger Doyle. 7-9 p.m. at Vienna Studio School & Red Caboose Gallery, 138 Church St., N.E., Vienna. 703-349-7178 or joan@joanmariegiampa.com.

Writers Read. 7 p.m. Tysons Borders, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Local writers read work about revelations, and how everyday things shaped how they came to view life, love, and loss. Free. www.fcps.edu/aceclasses or 703-658-2796.

Parents With Partners Open Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Council church,8601 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna. Members $ 10, non-members $15. burnett1d@aol.com.

Dennis Henigan signs Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths That Paralyze American Gun Policy. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. 703-506-6756.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 14</b>

Aldersgate United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch from 12-2 p.m. Baked goods, jewelry, hand-made crafts, pressed-flower pictures, professional photographs and more. Silent auction items include golf packages, stays at vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates and spa packages. 703-407-3089 or lafgardner@gmail.com.

Reston Epilepsy Awareness Stroll & Silent Auction. 9:30 a.m. at South Lakes High School, 11400 S Lakes Drive, Reston. Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Va. To register contact 703-698-0229 or danadouglas@cox.net. www.efvase.org/2008STROLL.htm

The Story of Velveteen Rabbit. 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Oakcrest School theatre, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Tickets night are $10 adult, $5 student. 703-790-5450 or www.oakcrest.org. Matinee tickets $5 per person and $20 per family, evening show $10 adult and $5 student. 703-790-5450 or www.oakcrest.org.

The Hope For Africa Children's Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 6817 Dean Drive in McLean. This choir of 22 children, ages 6 - 12, is touring several churches in Northern Virginia to raise awareness and funds for a new all inclusive education center at The Humble United Methodist School in Uganda. Admission is free. All donations will go to support "Hope for Africa". More information at www.charleswesleyumc.org

The Pink Panther Strikes Again. 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

The Vienna Baptist Children's Center Fall Auction and Puppet Show. 5-7 p.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road SW, Vienna. Family fun with the Kaydee Puppets; silent auction with restaurant certificates, weekend getaways, spa retreats, signed children’s books, designer jewelry, concerts and more. Tickets $5 per family.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with Long Yu, conductor, and Peng Peng, piano. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $25-$50. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Vienna Women’s Club 49th Holiday Bazaar. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Center St. S.E., Vienna. Crafters, bake sale, lunch, children’s activities and more. Proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship and community outreach programs. 703-938-7716 or 703-851-1313.

Trail Clearing at Upper Seneca Park. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the far north end of Seneca Road. Bring good shoes, gloves and loppers or pruners. www.greatfallstrailblazers.org

The Hope For Africa Children's Choir Concert. 6:30 p.m. at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 6817 Dean Drive, McLean. A choir of 22 children that is touring several churches in Northern Virginia to raise awareness and funds for a new education center at The Humble United Methodist School in Uganda. Free. All donations benefit Hope for Africa. www.charleswesleyumc.org.

Cabaret Series: Amanda McBroom. 8 p.m. at the Barns at wolf Trap. $25. Wolftrap.org.

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders. 1-5 p.m. at the W&OD Depot, 231 Dominion Rd., Vienna. Operating HO scale display depicting the Western North Carolina Railroad (a portion of the Southern Railway). Free, donations accepted. www.nvmr.org or 703-938-5157.

Read to a Pooch. 11 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Practice reading skills by reading to Achilles, the R.E.A.D. dog. Age 6-12. 703-757-8560.

Honor Society and Esmee Denters. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance/ $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Nneka and See-I. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Getting Publishers to Say ‘Yes.’ 2 p.m. at Katie's Coffee House at The Old Brogue. Publishing consultant and writing coach David Hazard on how to create winning manuscripts and proposals. Free. Reservations preferred. 540-454-4495.

McLean Antique Show & Sale. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free verbal appraisals available from 12-4 p.m. $7 admission. www.mcleancenter.org/special-events or 703-790-0123.

Book Signing: Dr. Galen's Little Black Bag. 2 p.m. at The Old Book Co. of McLean, McLean Shopping Center, 6829 Redmond Drive, McLean. With R. A. Comunale, M.D. Live music and beverages. 703-734-0858.

Recognizing, Reducing and Responding to Anger Effectively. 1 p.m. at The Women's Center, 127 Park St., N.E., Vienna. $45 non-members, $35 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 15</b>

Saint Luke Concert Series: Sacred Classics for Men’s Voices. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Psalm 24 by Lili Boulanger, Te Deum by Franz Liszt, Charles Gounod’s Messe des Orpheonistes. Conductor Tom Beveridge. Adults $20, students under 23 $10. 703-356-0670 or www.musicinmclean.org.

Annual Homecoming celebration at the Antioch Christian Church, 1860 Beulah Road in Vienna will begin with Traditional Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The Homecoming worship service begins at 11 a.m. and will include special music from the Antioch Choir and a message on the "Value of Relationships" from the new pastor of Antioch, Randy Beeman. The day will also include a Pot-luck fellowship dinner and sharing of memories at noon. For more information or directions see www.antiochdoc.org or call Pastor Randy Beeman at 703-938-6753.

Jeffrey Siegal: Keyboard Conversations with "Chopin the Patriot." 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $19-$38. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Maggie Sansome. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. Reservations required. $15. 703-759-3309 or www.maggiesmusic.com

The Pink Panther Strikes Again. 2 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

American Youth Philharmonic. 1 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.. $14 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

GMU Vocal Jazz Concert. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

ASNV Celebrates Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail System Anniversary. 9 a.m. at Riverbend Park in Great Falls. Participants should meet at the visitor center. The walk will be led by experienced birders and will last for 1-2 hours. Free. www.audubonva.org.

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffett. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 330 Center St. N., Vienna. $7 for adults, $3 age12 and under. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, blueberry pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, omelets to order, fruit, coffee and juice. Proceeds benefit Veterans and children’s programs. For parties of 8 or more, call 703-625-5736.

Bill Harley. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 for age 12 and up. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

That 1 Guy: Moustaches and Laser Beams Tour. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Strings and Things. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Snuggery of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. $15. Reserve at 703-759-3309 or www.oldbrogue.com.

McLean Antique Show & Sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free verbal appraisals available from 12-4 p.m. $7 admission. www.mcleancenter.org/special-events or 703-790-0123.

Holiday Decorating with Fresh Greenery. 4 p.m. at Pear Tree Cottage,130 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Free seminar with Amy Strunk, landscape designer with Merrifield Garden Center. Bring a vase to make the centerpiece. Reserve at 703-938-1331 or www.ThePearTreeCottage.com.

<b> Monday/Nov. 16</b>

"I Wanna Rock Tour" with Taking Back Sunday and the All-American Rejects. 8 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $35, available at all Ticketmaster locations. www.patriotcenter.com or sa.gmu.edu.

Paws to Read. 4 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Sign up to read to a trained therapy dog. Age 6-8 with adult. 703-242-4020.

Cy Curnin (lead singer of The Fixx) and Nick Harper. 7:30p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 17</b>

Colvin Run Community Center Weekly Dance. 7 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. $10. www.colvinrun.org.

George Mason University’s School of Management hosts Inova Health System President and CEO, Knox Singleton. 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema, on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. With 26 years of experience at Inova, Singleton will provide his perspective on the current state of the U.S. healthcare system as well as the proposed government reform plan. Free. Space is limited, reserve tickets at som.gmu.edu/dss. ppak2@gmu.edu or 703-993-6492.

Partners for Surgery Celebration. 6:15 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. The humanitarian organization, founded by McLean residents Frank and Linda Peterson, enables volunteer medical teams to provide care and surgery to impoverished people in Guatemala's rural Mayan communities. The Guatemalan Ambassador to the United States will participate in the event. jhx2@cox.net.

Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call for title. Adults. 703-757-8560.

Picture This. 11 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Celebrate art in children's picture books. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.

Good Night, Sleep Tight. 6:45 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Come in pajamas and hear some stories and songs. Age 1-4 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Hawthorne Heights, Just Surrender, Punchline, Monty Are I and Nightbeast. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Job Searching: Learn What it Takes to Nail an Interview. 7 p.m. at The Women's Center, 127 Park St., N.E., Vienna. $35 non-members, $25 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 18</b>

Lauren Panfili, flute, and Michelle Myers, harp. 1 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 703-356-0670 or www.musicinmclean.org.

Line Dancing Classes for Active Seniors. 11 a.m. at the Vinson Dominion Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Join a new community program designed for age 55 and over. Free. Wear low heels and comfortable shoes. Registration required. 703-442-9075, TTY 711.

Turkey Time. 10:30 a.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Thanksgiving stories. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-356-0770.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Call for title. Adults. 703-356-0770.

Thankful Tales. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Thanksgiving stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Vietnam Mailbag: Voices from the War 1968-1972. 7 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Nancy E. Lynch presents a book of letters soldiers in Vietnam wrote home. 703-757-8560.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for adult non-native speakers. 703-242-4020.

Book Discussion. 7:15 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Adults. 703-242-4020

Toddlin' Twos. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 2 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Todd Wright and Katherine Thorsey. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Radney Foster. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $20. Wolftrap.org.

Jeff Shaara signs No Less Than Victory: A Novel of World War II. 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. 703-506-6756.