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Thursday/Aug. 17

Just Imagine! Challenge your brain with fun activities. Age 7-12. 2 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, 703-971-0010.

Just Twos. Stories and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, 703-768-6700.

Friday/Aug. 18

Carbon Copy performance. Last concert of the summer, to benefit “Kelley Cares,” which is raising money for the Therapeutic Recreation Program of Alexandria. 8 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., $5 cover charge, open to all ages. Call 202-297-3968 or 703-772-0638.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Age 1-7 with adult. Noon. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, 703-765-3645.

Friday Flicks. Bring your lunch for stories and films. Birth-5 with adult. Noon. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, 703-971-0010.

Saturday/Aug. 19

Cuentos en espanol para toda la familia (tales in Spanish for the entire family). For all ages and their families. 11 a.m. Burke library, 4701 Seminary Road, 703-519-6000.

Video: Insects. 10-10:30 a.m., Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 703-768-2525. Take a close-up look at the amazing world of insects. Free. Repeats Sunday.

Raccoons and Ripe Corn. 10-11 a.m., Green Spring Gardens, 703-642-5173. Who’s hungry at night and wears a mask? Find out about the crafty raccoon and his favorite food – corn. Then make a corny craft of your own. Registration and prepayment required. Ages 3-5 with accompanying adult(s). $5.

Monday/Aug. 21

Once Upon a Dragon. Storyteller Gary Lloyd. Sponsored by the Friends of the Martha Washington Library. All ages. 10:30 a.m. Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, 703-768-6700.

Tuesday/Aug. 22

Tuesday Tots. For ages 2-3, with adult. Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Burke library, 4701 Seminary Road, 703-519-6000.

Martha’s Movie Madness. Enjoy a film and popcorn. Age 6-12. 2 p.m. Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/Aug. 23

Pajama Party. Ages 3-6 with adult, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Burke library, 4701 Seminary Road, 703-519-6000.

Stories with Miss Kat. “Just Us” Stories, up to age 6, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Duncan library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., 703-838-4566.

Tales Tidbits for ages 7 and up, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Duncan library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., 703-838-4566.

Lighters & Matches. A fire safety puppet show presented by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Age 3-5 with adult. 11 a.m. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, 703-765-3645.

Thursday/Aug. 24

Short Stories discussion. Short stories from the anthology Art of the Story (Library call # 808.8301 Art). August’s stories by Carter, Carver & Chamoiseau. Call Mark, 703-519-3498. 7-8:30 p.m., Burke library, 4701 Seminary Road, 703-519-6000.

Story Time for ages 3-5. Special guest reader Library Director Patrict O’Brien. 10 a.m. Beatley library, 5005 Duke St., 703-519-5900.

Butterflies, Beetles & Other Bugs. Stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, 703-768-6700.

Ongoing

Each Friday, the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association presents a different restaurant and retail business or local attraction to welcome visitors at the Ramsay House, 221 King St. Local “visitors” are welcome as well.

Continuing in this month, the host is The Dairy Godmother Aug. 18. Visit www.TheFunSideofthePotomac.com for the full schedule.

A Likely Story Children’s Bookstore holds story times to read stories, perform finger plays and sing together with the littlest of listeners. Story times are every Monday at 11 a.m., Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. For older readers, picture books are read along with songs Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Educator Jackie Wright hosts a musical story time every Friday at 11 a.m. Sing songs, play instruments and tap along to a story time that is as much fun for the little one as it is for mom or dad. Ages 5 and under welcome. Reservations are required and spaces fill up fast. The fee is $7.50. Call 703-836-2498 or visit www.alikelystorybooks.com.