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<lst>To have an item listed in the calendar, mail to Calendar Editor, 1610 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991; or e-mail to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Tuesday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos are welcome.

<cal1>THURSDAY/ MAY 29

<cal2>Join other Parents of Rising Ninth Graders for coffee, conversation, and an introduction to Mount Vernon High School. 8 - 9:30 a.m., Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd. Call 703-619-3112.

St. Agnes School Band. Part of the Lunch Bunch Concert Series. 12:15 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., in front of Alexandria City Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 703-838-4844.

<cal1>FRIDAY/ MAY 30

<cal2>Samuel Tucker Elementary School Singers. Part of the Lunch Bunch Concert Series. 12:15 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., in front of Alexandria City Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 703-838-4844.

<cal1>SATURDAY/ MAY 31

<cal2>25th Annual Pottery Sale. Ten local potters will display work for sale, from clearance of their studios. A unique opportunity to find a variety of pots at a low cost. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., The Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Call 301-670-0146.

Family Archaeology Dig Day. Be part of the archaeological investigation and discover first hand, the hidden clues left behind by people who lived and worked on this site hundreds of years ago by helping screen excavated soil. 1:30 - 3 p.m., behind the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $5 fee, registration is required. Call 703-838-4399.

Educator Workshop. Discover how to bring the world of photography and community pride to the young people you work with. Stay to tour the exhibit, "Posing with Dignity: Photographing the Heroes of Our Community." 10 a.m., Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St. Free admission. Call 703-838-4356.

"The Fabulous Fable Factory" by Joseph Robinette. Presented by the St. Rita School. May 31 at 7 p.m., and June 1 at 4 p.m., the Minnie Howard School Auditorium, 3801 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free and open to the public.

Yard Sale/ Flea Market. All proceeds to benefit Good Shepard Housing & Family Services, Inc. There will be a raffle and silent auction. 9 - 1 p.m., 8301 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. For more information or to make donations call 703-360-7400.

<cal1>SUNDAY/ JUNE 1

<cal2>Sunday Brunch for Cardiac Care. 100 % of the proceeds will be donated to Inova Alexandria Hospital to enhance cardiac care services and to create nursing scholarships. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St. $25 fee. For reservations call 703-768-5012.

Martha Washington's 272nd Birthday.

Anyone whose name is Martha or whose birthday is on June 2nd will be admitted to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate for free. Interpreters will share stories and quiz children about her role at Mount Vernon. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Inclusive admission $11, $10.50 seniors, children 6-11 $5. Visit www.mountvernon.org or call 703-780-2000.

Artist's Reception for Wayne Guenther, who's exhibit "Ascending and Descending: Stairs That Moved Me," will run through June 23. 2 - 5 p.m., Gallery West, 205 S. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-549-7359 or visit www.gallery-west.com.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/ JUNE 4

<cal2>Free Film Screening. A screening of "Flag Wars" will take place at the Alexandria Black History Resource Center on Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. "Flag Wars" is an account of competing economic interests between two historically oppressed groups, seen through the politics and pain of gentrification. 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4356.

<cal1>THURSDAY/ JUNE 5

<cal2>"The Battle of Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Victory." Local historian Douglas B. Stuart will discuss the Battle of Chancellorsville. 7 p.m., Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronco St., Alexandria. $5 per person, advance reservations required. Call 703-548-1789.

<cal1>SATURDAY/ JUNE 7

<cal2>Guided Bicycle Tour of Civil War Sites.

In honor of National Trails Day, take a guided tour Alexandria's Civil War sites by bike. Helmet required. Some hills and street cycling. Begins & Ends from George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free but reservations required. Call 703-838-4399.

Schooner Sultana. Saturday and Sunday. One of the world's most authentic reproductions of an 18th-century schooner available for tours from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at George Washington's Mount Vernon wharf. Tours of the vessel will be included in regular admission of $11, $10.50 seniors, children 6-11 $5. www.mountvernon.org or call 703-780-2000.

National Trails Day Bike Tour. Includes a 15-mile bike tour celebrating the Alexandria Heritage Trail with tour of the Shuter's Hill excavation site and accompanying exhibit at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free, helmets and reservations required. Call 703-838-4399.

Investment Club Workshops. These workshops are geared for beginners who want to start investment clubs and intermediate students who want to make the clubs they are in more profitable. Two workshops: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 - 2 p.m., The Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. For information and reservations call 703-838-4356.

Aesop's Fables, presented by the Mount Vernon Community Children's Theatre. 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Heritage Presbyterian Church Community Hall, 8503 Ft. Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Reservations recommended. Call 703-360-0686.

<cal1>SUNDAY/ JUNE 8

<cal2>Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday. Celebrate the birthday of the country's most famous architect with free tours of his groundbreaking Pope-Leighey House. On the grounds of Woodlawn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.nthp.org or call 703-780-4000.

Opening Reception for the Urquhart Award. 2 - 4 p.m., The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780.

Virginia State Tax Reform Talk. Franck Blechman of the Virginia Organizing Project will speak on the tax structure that affects your community. 2 p.m., the chapel, Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Ln., Alexandria. Call 703-765-5950.

<cal1>MONDAY/ JUNE 9

<cal2>2003 Potomac Classic Golf Tournament. Sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce. This tournament will benefit local high school seniors. 2:00 p.m., Fort Belvoir Golf Course. Call 703-360-6925.

<cal1>TUESDAY/ JUNE 10

<cal2>"Sensational Summer" Fashion Show. Supports the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. Refreshments will be served and raffle tickets will be available for an array of prizes. 6 - 8 p.m., River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Dr., Alexandria. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling the Y-ME office at 703-461-9595.

<cal1>FRIDAY/ JUNE 13

<cal2>Friday Nighters Dancing Club. Social/ Ballroom dancing to live music of The Family at Fairhaven Community Center, 9 p.m., to midnight. Reservations recommended. Call 703-799-3068.

<cal1>SATURDAY/ JUNE 14

<cal2>"Art Fair 2003," an exposition of hundreds of unframed and framed etchings, silk screens, oils on canvas, and acrylics on paper. Learn how different the different mediums are created, enjoy refreshments, and balloons for the kids. 11 - 2 p.m., 1219 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-549-1162.

10th Anniversary Juneteenth Celebration. Music and other entertainment, food and exhibits, including a performance by the DC Blues Society and exhibit from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 900 Wythe St. 1-6 p.m. Free. Call 703-838-4356.

Roses the Organic Way. A talk given by Peggy Bowers of the American Horticulturist Society. Learn the proper techniques for organic rose care. 9 a.m., River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Dr., Alexandria. $10 fee, $8 for members. For reservations call 703-768-5700 ext. 124.

Flag Day Activities. Celebrate Flag Day with two programs being offered by Gadsby's Tavern Museum and The Lyceum. Gadsby's Tavern will host an Open House and Concert from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $1 fee. 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. From 2 p.m., there will be a special storytelling program at the Lyceum, entitled "Stories From Our Ancestors." 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4242 or 703-838-4994.

<cal1>MONDAY/ JUNE 16

<cal2>Supper Under the Stars. An evening of dining and music under the stars at King Street Gardens Park. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 1806 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4844 or visit www.ci.alexandria.va.us/recreation.

<cal1>EXHIBITS & SHOWS

<cal2>"Posing with Dignity: Photographing the Heroes of Our Community" Exhibit. The exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will be on view until July 1, 2003, admission is free. The exhibition is composed of nineteen student photographic images that were part of a special summer enrichment program designed for the DC Public School System. Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria. Call 703-838-4356.

"The Music Man." Presented by the Little Theatre of Alexandria. Through August 16. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. For exact dates and times call 703-683-0496.

"Horace Day: Alexandria Artist" Exhibit. On display through September 1, 2003. Includes a variety of Day's Alexandria scenes, including Lee-Fendall House Garden, Woodlawn Plantation, Carlyle House and Old Town street scenes. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4994.

"Future of Flight" Exhibit. This exhibit was created by NASA's Langley Research Center to celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Through July 26. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Admission is free. Call 703-838-4994.

"Arsenic and Old Lace." The classic comedy with a NYC drama critic finding a body in the parlor of his elderly aunts' home. June 6 - 28. Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets $12-15. Visit www.thelittletheatre.com or call 703/683-0496.

All Media Membership Show. May 7 to June 2. The Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free and open to the public. Call 703-683-1780.

"A Walk in the Woods." Pastels by Joan Holoviak and sculpture by Joan Menard. June 5 - 30. The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780.

Photography Exhibition. Frank Lavelle - "Venice," color photographs, and Suzanne Quinlan - "Transformations," black and white photomontages. May 6 through June 1, Factory Photoworks Gallery, 105 North Union St., studio 312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.

"Flying Lessons," by Paula Alprin. A multi-genre performance-art piece that charts the a cycle of reactions to the September 11 attacks from a woman's viewpoint. All proceeds will benefit survivors and victims' families. May 17 through June 8., the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. For exact dates and times call 703-739-9338 or email flyinglessons@pipeline.com.