The Family Listings
Teddy Bear Time. Bedtime stories. Bring a stuffed animal. Age 2-5 with adult. 7 p.m. John Marshall Libary, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call 703-971-0010 to register.
Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen for stories. Birth-5 with adult. Noon. John Marshall Libary, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call 703-971-0010 to register.
Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School Community Day Festival. Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School PTA will host a Community Day Festival from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Representatives from police and fire departments, libraries and health organizations will be present to provide information and brochures related to their services. There will also be a petting zoo, martial arts exhibitions, arts and crafts displays, an educational booth, soccer and basketball clinics, as well as a talent show and dance performance. No admission fee. The school is located at 4015 Fielding St.
Mystery Dance Theatre for Children. Studio Gold Dance will host “Mystery Dance Theatre” programs for children ages 4 and up at 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Under the Direction of Choreographer and Instructor Dawn Meadows, children will look for clues in dances, and the answers will tell them what their own dance games and movements will be. Proceeds will benefit Save the Children. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door (reservations suggested). Additional donations will be use to give to low-income children and their families. Call Dawn Meadows at 703-799-0543, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fort Hunt Preschool’s Rummage Sale will include items such as kids toys, furniture, clothing, and maternity clothes. There will also be a bake sale. Free admission. 8 a.m.-noon at the carriage house of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane.
Surf’s Up!-Community Variety Show. A Sunday afternoon of live music, dance demonstrations, comedy and drama, singing. No admission, reservation required. Hosted by Dan Funk’s Eagle Scout Troop # 654 at Hollin Hall Senior Center,1500 Shenandoah Road. Call 703-765-4573 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec.
Be a History Hunter. Travel back in time to Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and use detective skills to explore the life of an 18th century sailor in Alexandria. $5 per person ages 5 and up, reservations required. Special patch available for $3. 1-4.30 p.m. Tour last one hour, with last starting at 3.30 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.
Small Wonders. Short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call 703-971-0010 to register.
Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen for stories. Birth-5 with adult. Noon. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call 703-971-0010 to register.
Student Art Show. Students enrolled in Alexandria schools, 6th through 12th grades are represented. Opening reception 7-9.30 p.m. at Nicholas Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org. Show runs May 12-28.
Flower Gardens. Stories, fingerplays, activities and crafts. Age 3-5 with adult. 10 a.m. Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Call 703-768-6700.
Teddy Bear Tea. The Black History Museum will host a Teddy Bear Tea for children from 5 to 10 years old. Special manners and etiquette program caters to the young. Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the entire program. Reservations are required. $18 per person. Payment must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday May 5. Call 703-838-4356. The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe St.
Old Town Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. Crafts, fun, food and live music. 1-6 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Also on Sunday. Call 703-836-2176 or e-mail email@example.com.