24th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Various times at the Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Road, McLean. Featuring authentic Middle Eastern food, music, pastries and dancing. Free. Call 703-734-9566 or visit www.MiddleEasternFoodFestival.com.
Lecture on Downton Abbey. 12:15 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. The McLean Woman’s Club presents food and travel writer CiCi Williamson describing the food and its preparation on the 6-year show, along with the history of Highclere Castle, where the filming took place. Free. visit www.mcleanwomansclub.org or call 703-556- 0197.
McLean Newcomers and Neighbors. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Regency at McLean, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean. Visit www.McLeanNewcomers.org for more.
Quarterly Book Sale. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tyson’s Library, 7700 and 7704 Leesburg Pike. Large selection of books and media for all ages and interests. Visit email@example.com or 703-338-3307 for more.
Dave & Buster’s Adventure. 3:30-10 p.m. leaving from The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. 7th- through 9th-graders, teens will have all access to Dave & Buster’s private dinner buffet and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play is included in the trip fee. $55/$45 MCC district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.
Virginia Indian Festival. 10 a.m. at Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Activities include hands-on activities and live demonstrations such as American Indian storytelling, shooting bow and arrows, throwing spears and making stone tools. Additional activities include building a dugout canoe, and a visit to a marketplace of American Indian crafts, pottery and jewelry. $8. Call 703-759-9018 or visit online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend-park for more.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Various times and locations, more than 50 different events taking place at more than 25 venues across Northern Virginia. Call 703-403-5360 or visit www.nvso.us for more.
The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. 2:30 p.m. at at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. A discussion and demonstration on preparing and presenting Mums for a flower show. Free. Call 703-560- 8776 or visit www.odcsmums.org.
Riverboat Cruise. 10-11:30 a.m. at Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) 541 Marshall Road SW, Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna hosts day trip to Georgetown Harbor via riverboat cruise from Alexandria to Georgetown for shopping, exploring and lunch. Will return by riverboat to Alexandria, then the bus trip home to Vienna. $85 includes transportation and riverboat cruise. Call 703-281-0538 or visit www.scov.org.
Live after Five. 6-9 p.m. at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Hors d’oeuvres and local musicians highlight the tour. Visit www.jamminjava.com for more.
Fall Book Sale. Various times at Oakton Community Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/friends/ok/ or call 703-281-0300 for more.
Chillin’ on Church. 6:30 p.m. at Church St., Vienna. Water games, Chump Change band playing rock. Visit www.viennava.gov or call 703-255-6360.
Family Fun Bingo. 7-9 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Players can win prizes, play guessing games and enjoy light refreshments. Advance registration is required. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.
McLean Community Fall Garage Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the parking lot, 1420 Beverly Road, McLean. This year’s sale features a Kids’ Corner area where children will sell their toys, clothes, games and other items. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 13. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.
John Eaton in Concert. 2 p.m. at Vinson Hall Auditorium, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. Jazz pianist, brilliant historian and local legend John Eaton will perform a concert of Great American Songbook tunes. $20/$14 MCC district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.
Food Art Festival. noon- 4 p.m. at Halstead Square Dunn Loring Metro, 2750 Gallows Road, Vienna. The Second Annual Halstead Square Dunn Loring Metro Food, Wine & Art Festival combines wine tastings, culinary treats, pop up art exhibits, and free kids activities for an afternoon of family fun. Free. Visit eventsathalsteadsquare.com.
Bonsai Show and Auction. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society and the Potomac Bonsai Association. Visit www.potomacbonsai.com for more.
W&OD Railroad Historian Lecture. Noon-2 p.m. at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. W&OD Railroad historian and former manager of the W&OD Trail, Paul McCray will talk about the history of the rail line, how it came to be and why it didn’t survive. Call 703-281-0538 or visit www.scov.org.
Antiques Road Show. 10 a.m.-noon at Colvin Run Historic Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. To have an item evaluated, attendees must provide a picture and description of the provenance (how long it has been in the family, what is already known about it) by Aug. 31. Pictures and details should be sent to Yasha Arant at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yasha Arant, 104 Sue Ann Ct, Sterling, VA 20164. Visit greatfallsseniorcentergfsc.wildapricot.org/ for more.
Colonial Tobacco Harvest. 1-4 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Help the farm family harvest their tobacco crop. Gather the cut plants and hang on sticks to cure in the Tobacco Barn. Visit www.1771.org for more.
McLean Newcomers and Neighbors Monthly Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean. The program is a slideshow of the past year’s club events. $33 per person. Visit www.McLeanNewcomers.org.
Dining with Dorothy. 12:30 p.m. at Bonaroti Restaurant, 428 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Join Dorothy and the group for laughter and conversation over lunch. Call 703-281-0538 or visit www.scov.org.
Kings Dominion Trip. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Kings Dominion has roller coasters to musical dance shows and carnival games. Admission to the theme park is included in the fee. $80/$70 MCC district residents. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.
“The Princess Bride” Movie. 7 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Admission and popcorn are free. Prop bags are $5 each. Visit www.aldentheatre.org for more.
Fun Fall Bazaar and Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Great Falls UMC Annual sale Shops, bake sale, books, silent auction, children's activities, Appraisal Roadshow, and BBQ dinner. Call Lois 703-759-2843 for more.
Sailing Lessons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Belle Haven Marina, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria. Two days of lessons, $350. Visit www.mcleanrhclub.com for more.
Teddy Bear 5K and 1K. 2-6 p.m. at Pimmit Hills Park, 7230 Idylwood Road. All proceeds from this event go to Falls Church-McLean Children's Center. Visit potomac.enmotive.com/events for more.
Amadeus Orchestra. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Soloist Emil Chudnovsky makes his Amadeus debut in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Visit www.amadeusconcerts.com.
Charity Golf Tournament. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westfield's Golf Club, 13940 Balmoral Greens Ave., Clifton. Annual Family PASS golf to benefit the working homeless Families of Fairfax County. Visit www.familypassfairfax.org for more.
Dance Party. 7-10 p.m. at The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Teens can enjoy catered food and drinks while immersing themselves in music played by a DJ, for 7th-12th graders. $5. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.
Harvest Happenings. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Luke’s School, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Live entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts and games. All activities are free, except for the cost of purchasing pumpkins for crafts activities and food concessions. Visit www.mcleancenter.org for more.