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<b>Friday/Nov. 12

</b>Bluegrass Duo Dailey & Vincent. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20-$48, half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

“Fiddler on the Roof.” 7:30 p.m. at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Trio Cavatina. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Winner of the 2009 Naumburg Chamber Music competition. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 13

</b>7th Annual Reston Epilepsy Awareness Stroll and Silent Auction. 9:30 a.m. at South Lakes High School Track and Cafeteria, 11400 S. Lakes Drive. Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Va. dadouglas1@verizon.net or 703-391-1787.

Family Friendly Irish Set & Ceili Community Dance. 7 p.m. at Frying Pan Park Visitors Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Live music by the Bogwanderers Ceili Band & Friends. $12-$35. www.ccepotomac.org or 703-521-4340.

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Folk dances that embody the country’s diverse indigenous Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern cultures. Pre-performance discussions, free to ticket holders, begin 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $26-$42. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. cfa.gmu.edu.

Dance to Music of the June Apple Band. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. With caller Greg Frock. Free beginners' workshop 7:15-8 p.m., dance 8-10:45 p.m. $8. Bring snack to share, nonalcoholic drinks provided. Partner not necessary. 703-476-4500.

“Fiddler on the Roof.” 7:30 p.m. at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Glade Stream Valley Walk. 1:30 p.m. Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. Walk from Steeplechase to Soapstone. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 14

</b>Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Folk dances that embody the country’s diverse indigenous Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern cultures. Pre-performance discussions, free to ticket holders, begin 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $26-$42. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. cfa.gmu.edu.

“Fiddler on the Roof.” 2 p.m. at Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Tickets $10. www.herndondrama.org.

Gifts for Birds. 2 p.m. Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston. Learn which birds are using the nature center feeders and how to can participate in the upcoming Project Feeder Watch. Make a bird feeder. $5 RA members, $8 non-members. Reserve at 703-476-9689 or naturecenter@reston.org.

“Spreading the News: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush.” 2 p.m. Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. Book talk and signing by Reston author Dr. Richard Stillson. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

National Geographic Photographer Bruce Dale. 5 p.m. at the Montessori School, 11180 Ridge Heights Road, Reston. With highlights of his three decades of photographs and videos for the magazine. $35 advance, $45 at the door. Buffet included. PayPal to Najwa@NMSEnterprises.com. cheznousreston@gmail.com.

<b>Monday/Nov. 15

</b>Paint Your own Pottery. 3 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Paint a lunch plate in a Thanksgiving theme. Fired and glazed plates will be returned to the library one week later. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 16

</b>All-Ages Potter Party. 7 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Snacks, games, and activities to celebrate the release of the seventh Harry Potter movie. Costumes welcome. All ages. Register at 703-437-8855.

ESL Advanced. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Practice English in a group with a volunteer facilitator. Adults. 703-689-2700.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-689-2700.

Long-Distance Caregiving. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Strategies to help manage long-distance caregiving. 703-689-2700.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 17

</b>Baby Music. 10:30 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Learn, socialize and develop through music and play. 703-437-8855.

"Fall"ing For Great Stories. 7 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Winter stories and frosty tales. All ages. 703-689-2700.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 18

</b>Terrific Twos. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Storytime. Age 2 with adult. 703-689-2700.

<b>Friday/Nov. 19

</b>"A Midsummer Night's Dream". 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Shakespeare's comedy, presented by Aquila Theatre of New York City. Tickets $17-$34. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Opening Reception: Holiday Art Show & Sale. 6 p.m. Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. See and buy works by local artists. A portion of proceeds from sales benefits Reston Museum. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 20

</b>Be A Weed Warrior. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the Glade Pool Parking lot at the corner of Glade and Soapstone, Reston. Help remove English Ivy that is taking over the natural area to give native plants a chance to thrive. habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986.

Artists’ Reception. 6-9 p.m. Applegate Gallery & Custom Framing, 101 Church St. N.W., Suite C, Vienna. Local artists displaying oil and watercolor paintings, mixed media collages, pastels, etchings and photography. Exhibit continues through Jan. 2. Refreshments served. info@applegateframing.com.

Junior League of Northern Virginia: The Enchanted Forest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Breakfast With Santa, Georgetown Cupcakes and Cocoa with the Snow Fairy Princess, Milk and Cookies with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshops. Tenth Anniversary Diamond Gala with raffle, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., $75 per person. www.jlnv.org/theenchantedforest or 703-442-4163.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 21

</b>Arts & Crafts Fair. 2-4 p.m. at Tall Oaks Assisted Living, 12052 N. Shore Drive, Reston. Featuring local artists. Open to the community. 703-834-3630 or jjackson@talloaksal.com.

New Orleans Nights with Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton and the Joe Krown Trio. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $22-44, $36, youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Junior League of Northern Virginia: The Enchanted Forest. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Breakfast With Santa, Georgetown Cupcakes and Cocoa with the Snow Fairy Princess, Milk and Cookies with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshops. www.jlnv.org/theenchantedforest or 703-442-4163.

<b>Monday/Nov. 22

</b>Thanksgiving Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Storytime featuring songs, rhymes and stories about giving thanks. 703-437-8855.Age 2-5 with adult.

Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Explore scientific topics through activities. Age 6-8. 703-689-2700.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 23

</b>Baby Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Interactive storytime. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-689-2700.

ESL Advanced. 10:30 a.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. Practice English in a group with a volunteer facilitator. Adults. 703-689-2700.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 24

</b>ESL for Jobs. 6:30 p.m. Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston. English conversation and job skills for adults. 703-689-2700.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 27

</b>Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series: Jimmy Gaudreau and Orrin Star. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Tickets $15. 703-435-8377, www.jimmygaudreau.com or www.orrinstar.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 30

</b>Drop-In Story Hour. 7 p.m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Old and new picture book favorites. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-437-8855.

<b>Friday/Dec. 3

</b>The Virginia Opera: Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Reston Chorale: The Wonder of the Season. 7 p.m. Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. The Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. lindacke@verizon.net.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 4

</b>Turtle Island String Quartet. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and mandolinist Mike Marshall. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $22-$44, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Reston Chorale: The Wonder of the Season. 7 p.m. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. lindacke@verizon.net.

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair. 12-5 p.m. at Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Donations and some tangible items for local non-profits in all price ranges, from $15 for a gallon of milk plus a dozen eggs for 3 families up to $75 to help prevent eviction for a family with children. More than 20 non-profit organizations will be on-hand. HYPERLINK http://www.givingcircleofhope.org www.givingcircleofhope.org or www.giftsthatgivehope.org.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 5

</b>The Virginia Opera: Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.” 2:30 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Artists’ Reception: International Pen and Brush. 5 p.m. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. Works by artists and poets from Northern Va. and Runnymede, England. Live music. 703-956-6590 or www.artspaceherndon.org.

“Sweetie’s Healthy Start.” 2 p.m. Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. Book talk and signing by author Terlene Terry-Todd of Sterling. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

Master Singers of Virginia: Christmas Around the World. 7 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, 3301 Hidden Meadow Drive, Herndon. A 28-member a cappella ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Erik Jones, explores holiday music of different cultures. Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 p.m. www.msva.org.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 7

</b>Handel’s Messiah Sing-along. 7:30 p.m. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. With the Reston Chorale and the Reston Community Orchestra. $10. Rental scores available. lindacke@verizon.net.

<b>Friday/Dec. 10

</b>Waverly Consort’s “A Christmas Story.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. In the spirit of the medieval church dramas and mystery plays, eight singers and five instrumentalists play reproductions of medieval instruments. $21-$42, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 11

</b>Family Friendly Irish Set & Ceili Community Dance. 7 p.m. at Frying Pan Park Visitors Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon. Live music by the Bogwanderers Ceili Band & Friends. $12-$35. HYPERLINK http://www.ccepotomac.org www.ccepotomac.org or 703-521-4340.

Synergy Brass Quintet: "Christmas in Brass." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Brass arrangements of Bach's choral works, Handel's triumphant "Messiah" and a selection of classic Christmas carols. $22-$44, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 16

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 17

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 18

</b>Holiday Youth Musical Café. 2-4 p.m. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. Holiday singing and musical presentations. Free, donations accepted. 703-956-6590.

Holiday Celebration at Reston Museum. Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston. Holiday Recollections from Around the World at 3:30 p.m., Holiday Lights Walk at Lake Anne at 5 p.m. 703-709-7700 or www.restonmuseum.org.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 19

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 31

</b>New Year's Eve at ArtSpace. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. 703-956-6590.

* New Year's Eve Bonfire. 9-10 p.m. Family-friendly. Free, open to the public.

* New Year's Eve Musical Cafe with Al Robertson and Friends. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Live music, coffee and dessert bar with a champagne toast at midnight. $45-$50. Call for tickets.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 22

</b>Art Jam: The Ultimate Mini-Conference for the Arts. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon. Presented by Artists Underground. 703-956-6590.

<b>Friday/Feb. 11

</b>“Six Characters in Search of an Author”. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Luigi Pirandello’s surrealistic tragicomedy, presented by Aquila Theatre of New York City. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Friday/Feb. 18

</b>The Virginia Opera: Wagner’s “The Valkyrie.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 20

</b>The Virginia Opera: Wagner’s “The Valkyrie.” 2:30 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

<b>Friday/April 1

</b>The Virginia Opera: Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

<b>Sunday/April 3

</b>The Virginia Opera: Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” 2:30 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

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