This Weekend: Creative Connections, Thanksgiving Wine Festival, 'Seussical,' the Turkey Train and More

See what's happening this weekend in Herndon and nearby.

Herndon High presents 'Seussical' Friday to Sunday this weekend. (Courtesy Photo)
Herndon High presents 'Seussical' Friday to Sunday this weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

Christmas Sale for a Good Cause.
 The Closet of Greater Herndon, a nonprofit thrift shop, will hold a special sale of its Christmas inventory this Friday, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anything and everything related to the holiday, from ornaments and dishes to Santas and nativity scenes. First Baptist Church of Herndon, Fellowship Hall, 681 Elden St. For more information, contact The Closet at (703) 437-7652 or TheClosetInc@verizon.net.

Herndon High Presents 'Seussical.' 
The students of Herndon High's theater department are excited to present a colorful, imaginative and spirited production of Seussical the musicalthis weekend. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at herndondrama.org or at the door.

Creative Connections. If you're an artist, performer, engineer, architect, builder or any other type of creative person, Creative Connections is the event for you to help spread the word of your talents. Sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon, this event helps bring creative people together to mingle, network, share ideas and more. This month, meet at the Classical Ballet Theatre, 320 Victory Drive in the Reston-Herndon Office Park in Herndon. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

Bach to Rock Concert With Local Students. 
Jimmy's Old Town Tavern will play host to student bands from the local Bach to Rock program this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Come out and taste the local fare as you listen to some local talent—and it's a family-friendly event, so the kids can come too. 697 Spring St, Herndon.

Thankful Little Engine. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Lake Fairfax Park is offering an early dose of family fun. Kids can Ride the Turkey Train, learn Native American hunting skills and make a Thanksgiving craft to take home. $5. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. See the complete Fairfax County Parks schedule.

A Taste of Fall. 
Fairfax-based FACETS, which helps local families struggling with poverty, will host its annual A Taste of Fall event Saturday. Organizers dscribe it as an evening filled with food, fun, entertainment, and a live and silent auction, all for a good cause. Attendees can sample food and drink from a variety of Fairfax-area restaurants, wineries and breweries. Plus, FACETS will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Tickets $50, purchase here. This Saturday, Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax City.

Thanksgiving Wine Festival:
 With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Chain Bridge Cellars is hosting a Thanksgiving Wine Festival starting at noon Saturday. Fifteen wines will be available for tasting at the free event, along with bites of turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce so you can find the best pairings. Chain Bridge Cellars is at 1351 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Click here for more information about the tasting (and Friday's warm-up).

Two Pieces. Catch an early show, or take your time on that tough commute. Andrew Belle + Leagues perform two shows Friday night. Belle is touring in support of his new album, “Black Bear,” and the single “Pieces.” From $15. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See thecomplete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Rock Royalty. Lisa Marie Presley brings her Southern rock sound to the Wolf Trap. The performance is sure to include music from her 2012 release, “Storm & Grace.” $40. 8 p.m. Saturday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. See the complete Wolf Trap schedule.

Voices on the Stage. The audience at the Workhouse this weekend will get a special preview of the latest work from playwright God’s Boo. Actors will give a staged reading of  “Choose!!” The play centers on a church congregation held hostage. $10. 8 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. See the complete Workhouse schedule.

All Over the Map. Music students and enthusiasts are going to get quite the lesson this weekend. World Blues at George Mason University features music legend Taj Mahal, performing soulful tunes from across the globe with some friends. From $23. 8 p.m. Friday. Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. See thecomplete Center for the Arts schedule.

Dr. Do-a-Tour. Inova Medical Group is hosting an open house for its new Fairfax facility. Meet physicians, take a tour and some snacks and refreshments. 5-7 p.m. Thursday. 10530 Rosehaven St. #100, Fairfax.

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