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Send announcements to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, by e-mail to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com; by fax to 703-917-0991; or by mail to 1604 King St., Alexandria VA 22314. Photos and artwork are encouraged. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Call Meghan Williams at 703-917-6407 with questions.

Friday/March 31

Comedy Zone. Ian Salmon will perform his act at 8 p.m. Damion Wolfe will perform at 10 p.m. Zig’s, 4531 Duke St. Call 703-823-2777. Ian Salmon will also perform Saturday April 1.

Salsa Night at the YMCA Alexandria, 420 E. Monroe Ave., 6-8 p.m. Babysitting is offered and children can swim. Call Marcie Leggett to RSVP and for more details. Event and parking are free.

Preview Dance Theatre Performance by the Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre. Pieces include Women Win the Vote, Dance History Pageant, Asian Garden and Baroque Excursion. 10 a.m. in the Tyler Building on the NVCC Alexandria campus. Call 703-413-3811. Preview is free.

Concert. Irish singer Aoife Clancy performs at in Old Town as part of the Sunspot series. 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $27 at the door. Children under 14 with adult $12 advance, $13 at the door. Call 800-404-9049 or visit www.sunspotpro.com.

Concert. The Average White Band in the music hall. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $27.50. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com. Additional performance April 1.

Fun Side Forum. 8-9:15 a.m. 100 King restaurant, 100 King St. Guest speaker: Mahlon G. “Lon” Anderson, Director of Public & Government Affairs, AAA Mid-Atlantic on “Will Prices at the Pump Affect Summer on the Fun Side?” Free.

Saturday/April 1

Carbon Copy Concert. 2 p.m. All ages concert at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Carbon Copy is made up of T.C. Williams music students. Call Brian McCormick at 202-297-3968 and check out the band at myspace.com/carboncopyva.

Digital Photography Workshop. Learn basic familiarity with own digital camera, discussion of two types of finished digital images and what constitutes a good photo. Shoot in Green Spring Gardens and learn editing, image selection, processing and printing. $50. 9 a.m.-noon at Horticulture Center, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-941-7987.

Comedy Zone. Ian Salmon will perform his act at 8 p.m. at Zig’s, 4531 Duke St. Call 703-823-2777. Additional performance on Friday March 31.

Concert. The Average White Band in the music hall. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $27.50. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com. Additional performance March 31.

Sunday/April 2

Concert. SFC Antonio S. Giuliano Tenor/Senior Vocalist, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, The United State Army Chorus. 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6510 Fort Hunt Road. Call 703-765-5003 or visit www.antoniogiuliano.com.

Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program Reception. Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center sponsor a mentorship program between Torpedo Factory artists and local high school students. At the end of several months of collaboration, Target Gallery exhibits the results of the partnerships. 2-5 p.m.

Concert. Kansas in the bandstand. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $35. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Tuesday/April 4

Celebrate Diversity with the Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Community Association. Alexandria was recently selected as one of “50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live.” Let’s spread the word that Alexandria embraces diversity both in its citizenry and visitors to the city. In partnership with the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association and community leaders, the Hilton Mark Center (5000 Seminary Road) will generously host this party with food and beverages, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All equality-minded Alexandrians are invited for networking and celebration, especially those who have never attended an Alexandria GLCA event. Free. Contact info: Karen Gautney at info@aglca.org or 703-283-3227.

King Street Metro Task Force. Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., 8 a.m. The Task Force is involved in matters of interest to businesses and residents in the King Street Metro area. All are welcome.

Council Candidates Meet and Greet. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Eisenhower, 2460 Eisenhower Avenue. Free refreshments. Cash bar. Pre-registration requested. Call 703/684-5124 or e-mail to info@eisenhowerpartnership.org.

Wednesday/April 5

Concert. Ronny Jordan & Nick Colionne. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $35. Tickets available through Ticketmaster or contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Thursday/April 6

City Candidate’s Forum. NOTICe with Inner City Civic Assn, Northeast Citizens Assn, & Old Dominion Boat Club will host a Q&A session with Alexandria Mayoral and City Council candidates moderated by NBC Channel 4’s newscaster, Julie Carey, at the Radisson Old Town Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax St., 7:30 p.m. Meet & Greet, 8 p.m. Forum. All residents and members welcome. Visit www.notice-alexandria.org.

Concert. Junior Brown. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Friday/April 7

Music for Horn and Trumpet. Presented by The United States Air Force Band Chamber Players Series. Admission is free, no ticket needed. 8 p.m. at George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.com.

Comedy Zone. Idle Ride will be performing a comedy act 10 p.m. at Zig’s, 4531 Duke St. Call 703-823-2777 or visit www.zigsbar.com.

Dance Theatre Performance by the Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre. Pieces include Women Win the Vote, Dance History Pageant, Asian Garden and Baroque Excursion. 8 p.m. at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 Beauregard St. Call 703-413-3811. Tickets are $10 per person.

Saturday/April 8

Breakfast with the Bunny at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 2600 Belle View Boulevard, 10 a.m.-noon. Festival for children. Eat pancakes, hunt for eggs, enjoy crafts, enjoy face painting and pose for a photo with the Bunny. Free. Call 703-765-1100.

Author seminar and signing. Debbi Mack, author of the novel “Identity Crisis” will be visiting Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway. 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Concert. Pre-Tour combined concert featuring the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the “Paragon Brass” will perform at 7.30 p.m. in the Garwood Whaley Auditorium, Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. Admission is free. Call 703-212-5162.

Healthy Kids Day at YMCA Alexandria, 420 E. Monroe Ave. Carnival games, obstacle courses, music, moon bounces and more activities. Children can bring a book to trade for another book and tie dye their own T-shirt. Call Linda Blake at 703-838-8085 for more information. Event and parking are free.

Cherry Blossom Festival. The West End Business Association is sponsoring a Cherry Festival at Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Duke St., next to Cameron Station. Activities for the whole family are planned. A plaque which lists all of last year’s tree donors will be dedicated at 12:30 p.m. by Mayor Euille, Vice Mayor Pepper, and members of City Council. Admission is free and the festival will be held rain or shine. Call 703-883-4684.

Concert. Harmony Sweepstakes 2006 Mid-Atlantic Regionals. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Sunday/April 9

Easter Doggie Bonnet and Top Hat Parade. 2 p.m. at Tails of Old Town, 708 Pendleton St. Call 703-768-0500. Register by April 5 at www.tailsofoldetowne.com. $5 per dog, $4 per dog for multi-dog families.

Concert. Music of Mozart; celebrating Mozart’s 250th birthday and Music of Korea; celebrating Eaktai Ahn’s 100th birthday. Silent fundraising auction during intermission of the concert. General admission is $10. 5 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 Beauregard St.

The Alfred Street Baptist Church Music, Drama and Liturgical Dance Ministries will present a dramatic adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers’ “The Man Born To Be King”. 6 p.m. at Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 South Alfred St. Admission is free. Call 703-683-2222 or visit www.alfredstreet.org.

Concert. Mozart, Requiem and Piano Concerto No.20. No tickets or reservation required, freewill offering. 2.30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road. Call 703-549-4766.

Concert. Keiko Matsui. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $35. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Wednesday/April 12

Concert. Solas. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $22.50. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Thursday/April 13

“In Your Easter Bonnet” luncheon with the Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $14. Free child care provided. Make reservations by noon April 10 to 703-768-4186, 703-569-4670 or SprngAlexWmnConn@msn.com. Fashion consultants will present the latest tips for accessorizing your wardrobe. Join in the fun and wear your favorite hat. Musical speaker, Connie Fegley, owner of “Woodbee Crafts,” will also be featured.

Concert. Robert Earl Keen in the bandstand. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $30. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.

Friday/April 14

Comedy Zone. Doug Powell will be performing a comedy act 10p.m. at Zig’s, 4531 Duke St. Call 703-823-2777 or visit www.zigsbar.com.

Concert. 1964: The Tribute. 7:30 p.m., The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $29.50. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Contact The Birchmere at 703-549-7500 or visit www.Birchmere.com.