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Calendar July 11-18

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Thursday/July 12

History Presentation. City of Alexandria Preservation ArchaeologistFrancine Bromberg will offer a PowerPoint presentation on the history and archaeology of Freedmen's Cemetery at 6:45 p.m. in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Reservations required, 703-838-4399 or archaeology@alexandriava.gov.

Second Thursday. 6-9 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Studios and galleries on the first floor will come "Alive with History." Free. Interact with artists and enjoy refreshments. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

West End City Council Candidates Forum. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Bill Cleveland (R) and Justin Wilson (D), both running for the vacated vice mayor seat, will be available for questions from the audience. Contact Arthur A. Impastato at 703-963-7503.

Author Reading. Jodi Lynn Anderson will read from her books "Peaches" and "The Secrets of Peaches," 7 p.m., Olsson's Books & Records-Old Town, 106 S. Union St. To celebrate Anderson's new book, the annual children's book sale will start early. Free. 703-684-0077.

Author Reading. Mike Carey will read and discuss his book "The Devil You Know," 7 p.m., Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. This is a supernatural book. Free. 703-525-4227.

Harry Potter Party. 2 p.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Games, activities, and fun in anticipation of the arrival of the final book. No cost. Ages 8-12. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610.

How Animals Survive in the Wild. 10:30 a.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Experience live animals that the Animal Ambassadors bring to the library. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Story Time. 10 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. Ages 3-5. 703-519-5900.

Friday/July 13

Music Performance. The Rick Whitehead Trio will perform at 9 p.m. at 219 Restaurant, 219 King St. $5. 703-549-1141 for reservations.

Friday Flicks. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Bring a lunch and listen to stories or watch movies. No cost. Ages 5 and under with adult. Contact John Marshall Library at 703-324-8365.

Monkeys. 10:30 a.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Crafts, stories and activities. No cost. Ages 2-5 with an adult. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon, Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Listen to stories and bring a lunch. No cost. Ages 1-5 with an adult. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Time for 2’s. 10 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. Ages 24 to 36 months with an adult. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Photography Workshop. 7-9 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to improve photography skills and get critiques on photos taken of landscapes or gardens. $75. 703-642-5173 to register.

Saturday/July 14

Cemetery Tour. Alexandria Archaeology will offer guided tours of Freedmen’s Cemetery in Old Town from 2-3 p.m. Free. Reservations can be made by calling 703-838-4399.

Soldier Led Tours. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Soldier in period uniform will talk about the defenses of Washington, Fort Ward and more. Free. Walking shoes and water are recommended. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Music Performance. The Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free. Visit www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter or 703-845-6156.

Annual Margarita Night. 6-8 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy two flavors of Margaritas while enjoying a silent auction. $30/GTMS member; $40/non-members. Reservations required, www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Alexandria Jaycees Yard Sale, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Anthony Lane Elementary School, 7137 Beulah St. Purchase books, toys, appliances and more. This yard sale supports the Alexandria Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). Free. 703-866-7171 or visit www.alexjaycees.org.

Hard Times Hoe Down. 7-10 p.m. with doors open at 5 p.m. at Hard Times Café on Upper King St. Enjoy music by Billy Clements and the Pick-ups, food, dancing and more. $5/person. Children 12 and under free. Contact Fred Parker 703-915-7845.

How Animals Survive in the Wild. 10:30 a.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Experience live animals that the Animal Ambassadors bring to the library. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610.

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. All ages. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Beatley Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. All ages. 703-519-5900.

Photography Workshop. 8-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to improve photography skills and get critiques on photos taken of landscapes or gardens. $75. 703-642-5173 to register.

Sand Mandala Painting Demonstration. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Mindful Hands Gallery, 211 King St. Free. Create a painting and then ceremoniously release it into the river. 703-683-2074 or visit www.mindfulhands.com.

Art Exhibit. See "Art on the Grass," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Von Brahler Ltd./Gallery, 1437 Powhatan St. Various prints, paintings and objects. Annual summer clearance from 2006-2007 monthly opens studio shows. For more information call 703-798-8686.

Artist Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Bethesda Artist Market, 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Md. The artwork of Marie Helene Grabman, of Alexandria, will be featured in the exhibit with the work of 30 other artists.

Sunday/July 15

Entertaining Garden. 1-3 p.m. Learn how people entertained themselves outdoors. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. A traditional English tea follows this program. $24 and registration required 703-941-7987.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. at the Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St. Exhibit "Young at Art" features works by local residents age 55 and up. Free. Visit www.campagnacenter.org for more.

Author Reading. 3-5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway. The readers include Wayne Batson: "The Door Within Trilogy," Bryan Davis: "Oracles of Fire" series, Sharon Hink: "The Sword of Lyric" series; and Christopher Hopper: "The White Lion Chronicles." Free. 703-299-9124.

Lantern Tours. 7-10 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. $5/person. Call ahead to verify tour date. With a costumed guide, see life before the advent of electricity. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Music Performance. Tom Principato will perform guitar gumbo music from 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park. Free. Picnics, blankets and chairs encouraged. 703-289-2500.

One Man Show. 5 p.m. at Convergence: A Creative Community of Faith, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. "Blessed, A," is a look at the life and ministry of Apostle Paul of Tarsus. Written and performed by George Roberts. Free. Visit www.blessedproductions.net, www.convergenceccf.net or 703-998-6260.

Beatley Book Sale. 1-4:30 p.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. All ages. 703-519-5900.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Features pianist Alexander Beresovsky, who will perform works by Back, Beethoven and more. Free. Donations accepted. Visit www.wmpa.us or call 703-799-8229.

Sand Mandala Painting Demonstration. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Mindful Hands Gallery, 211 King St. Free. Create a painting and then ceremoniously release it into the river. 703-683-2074 or visit www.mindfulhands.com.

Art Exhibit. See "Art on the Grass," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Von Brahler Ltd./Gallery, 1437 Powhatan St. Various prints, paintings and objects. Annual summer clearance from 2006-2007 monthly opens studio shows. For more information call 703-798-8686.

Monday/July 16

Little One-Ders. 10 a.m. or 10:45 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke Street. No Cost. Ages 12-23 months with an adult. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Family Story Night. 7 p.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke Street. No cost or registration required. All ages. Contact Beatley Central for more information at 703-519-5900.

Beatley Book Sale. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. All ages. 703-519-5900.

Tuesday/July 17

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. A lively book discussion. No cost. Ages 9-11 with an adult. Contact John Marshall Library at 703-324-8365 for more information.

Off to the Beach. 10:30 a.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Summer stories and activities for toddlers. No cost. Ages 13-23 months with an adult. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610.

Fundraiser. Tempo Restaurant, 4231 Duke St., is hosting a special restaurant fundraiser to raise money for the Alexandria Red Cross. Diners will be treated to a menu of items that blend northern Italian and French cuisine. Come during lunch or dinner and Tempo Restaurant will be donating 25 percent of the proceeds that day to the Chapter. For reservations, call the restaurant at 703-370-7900. For more information about the Alexandria Red Cross, contact Tina Games-Evans at 703-549-8300.

Spoon-Puppet Fun. 2 p.m. Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children can each create at character from Virginia history. No cost. Ages 8-12. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Things That Go Boom! 7 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Mad Science with sound effects, vibrations and colorful chemistry. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Time for 2’s. 10 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. Ages 24 to 36 months with an adult. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Music Performance. Noon-1 p.m. at Dulany Gardens, 500 Dulany St. Listen to contemporary jazz music by Charles Bubeck Trio. Free. Bring a picnic lunch. Visit www.alexandriava.gov or 703-883-4686.

Genealogical Society. 1 p.m. in room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Free. Listen to "Evidence, Analysis and the Genealogical Proof Standard: An Update." Visit www.MVGenealogy.org or call Harold McClendon at 703-360-0920.

Wednesday/July 18

Guitar Festival. All day, at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Courses and concerts over four days. Registration required. Call 703-683-2007 or visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more information.

18th-century Children’s Day. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Experience 18th century Alexandria tavern life with hands-on activities, story telling, dress-up, and games. $5 per person ages 3 and up. Call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more information.

Crystal City Tastings. 5 p.m., Olsson's Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Sample foods from Crystal City restaurants and get to know your neighbors. Features Bebo Trattoria with Chef Roberta Donna. All are welcome. Free. 703-413-8121.

Summer Stories. 10:30 a.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Activities, crafts and stories. No cost. Ages 2-5 with an adult. Contact John Marshall Library at 703-324-8365.

Book Discussion Group. 7:15 p.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. This is a book group for adults. Ask the library for the title. No cost or registration required. 703-324-8365.

Things That Go Boom. 2:30 p.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. This event has sound effects, colorful chemistry and vibrations with Mad Science. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610.

Buggy about Bugs. 10:30 a.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Stories and a craft for children. No cost. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Blog. 3 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Learn how to blog, including important safety tips. No cost. Ages 10-18. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Stories in the Park. 11 a.m., Fort Ward Part, 4301 West Braddock Road, Area 7 or 8. Come to Fort Ward Park with something to sit on and a lunch for afterwards. No cost. All ages. 703-838-4555, ext. 3.

Healthy Presentation. 11 a.m. at Washington House, 5100 Filmore Ave. Educational presentation on bone and joint health. Free but reservations required by July 16, 703-845-2964.

Thursday/July 19

Guitar Festival. All day, at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Courses and concerts over four days. Registration required. Call 703-683-2007 or visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more information.

Author Reading. Eric Jay Dolin will discuss his book "Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America," 7 p.m., Olsson's Books & Records-Old Town, Alexandria, 106 S. Union St.. The book follows the whaling industry, from John Smith the twentieth century decline. Free. 703-684-0077.

Just Twos. 10:30 a.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Stories and activities for toddlers. No cost. Ages 24-35 months with an adult. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Poetry Group. 7 p.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Experience poems by Wislawa Szymborska. No cost or registration required. Adults. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Story Time. 10 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. Ages 3-5. 703-519-5900.

Great Books Discussion Group. 7 p.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. Discussion of "Guest of the Nation," a short story from Frank O’Connor’s Collected Stories. Cost of reading material only. Adults. For more information, contact Bill Scouton at 703-931-3559.

Friday/July 20

Dancing in the Dark. Dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with the Mount Vernon Swing Band at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. $4/person. 703-765-4573.

Lantern Tours. 7-10 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. $5/person. Call ahead to verify tour date. With a costumed guide, see life before the advent of electricity. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Little Theatre of Alexandria Benefit Performance. 7-10 p.m., UCM will sponsor a benefit performance of Peter Stone’s "The Will Rogers Follies." For all ages. Reception begins at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Raffle tickets can also be purchased for great prizes. Little Theatre is located at 600 Wolfe St. Call 703-768-7106, ext. 327 for tickets.

Guitar Festival. All day, at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Courses and concerts over four days. Registration required. Call 703-683-2007 or visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more information.

Friday Flicks. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Bring a lunch and listen to stories or watch movies. No cost. Ages 5 and under with adult. Contact John Marshall Library at 703-324-8365.

Doodles & More. 10:30 a.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children can learn to draw from a graphic artist. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact John Marshall Library at 703-324-8365.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon, Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Listen to stories and bring a lunch. No cost. Ages 1-5 with an adult. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Time for 2’s. 10 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. Ages 24 to 36 months with an adult. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Theater Performance. See "Will Rogers’ Follies" at 8 p.m. at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Reception begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and benefit United Community Ministries. Reserve your ticket by calling 703-768-7106, ext. 320 or visit www.thelittletheatre.com.

Saturday/July 21

Fairy Flower Gardens. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for children ages 6-11 years. Poems of Cicely Mary Barker in "Flower Fairies of the Summer." At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. A traditional English tea follows this program. $24 and registration required 703-941-7987.

Movie Screening. 11 a.m. at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., watch "Nina Simone: Live at Ronnie Scott’s," which captures the recording of her album. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Music Performance. 2 p.m. at Alexandria History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Listen to music by Walidane Drum Group. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Lantern Tours. 7-10 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. $5/person. Call ahead to verify tour date. With a costumed guide, see life before the advent of electricity. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Guitar Festival. All day, at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Courses and concerts over four days. Registration required. Call 703-683-2007 or visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more information.

Cooking For Pets. 2:30 p.m. at PetSage, 2391 S. Dove St. Presentation on pet nutrition, recommended supplements and ingredients, and home-cooked pet meal preparation tips by a holistic pet practitioner and a professional chef in a showroom kitchen. $30; pets attend free. 703-299-5044.

Harry Potter Pre-Release Midnight Parties. Midnight at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., and Olsson's Old Town Alexandria, 106 S. Union St. The pre-release parties start at 9 p.m. Come in costume for refreshments and prizes. Free. Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse at 703 525-4227 or Olsson's Old Town Alexandria at 703-684-0077.

Amazing Escapes: True or False? 2:30 p.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Stories of survival and bravery told by Gary Lloyd. No cost. Ages 6-12. 703-768-6700.

Black Authors Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discussion of "Interruption of Everything" by Terry McMillan. No cost. Adults. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. All ages. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Perennials. 9:30-11 a.m. learn about "Perennials in the Heat of Summer" at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Explore the world of perennials and their allies, including cultivation, placement and more. $16/class. 703-642-5173 to register.

Cultural Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Market Square, 300 King St. The Alexandria African American Cultural Festival features music and performances. Free.

Sunday/July 22

Dramatic Performance. 3-5 p.m. at Dominican Retreat House, 7103 Old Dominion Drive in McLean. "Pretty is as Pretty Does" is a series of interpretations of Women of the Bible, highlighting Abigail, Leah and Bathsheba by Anita Gutschick. Reservations required. $30. 703-356-4243 or visit www.dominicanretreat.org.

Monday/July 23

Music Performance. The Greencards are performing with the Colin Hay Band at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., at 7:30 p.m. $25. Visit www.thegreencards.com or www.dualtone.com. 703-549-7500.

First Page. 7 p.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. A group meeting for aspiring writers, novices and experts of all genres and no registration is required. No cost. Adults. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610 for more information.

Mystery Group. 7 p.m. Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discussion of "The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel" by Lee Child. No cost or registration required. Adults. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

How Animals Survive in the Wild. 2:30 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Live animals brought by the Animal Ambassadors for show and tell. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Little One-Ders. 10 a.m. or 10:45 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke Street. No Cost. Ages 12-23 months with an adult. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Family Story Night. 7 p.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke Street. No cost or registration required. All ages. Contact Beatley Central for more information at 703-519-5900.

Photography Class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntley Meadows, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. For teenagers age 12-16. Learn how to take nature photographs, print own images and more. All photos will be entered in the annual photo contest. Reservations are required. $90. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley.

Tuesday/July 24

18th-century Children’s Day. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Gadsbyís Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Experience 18th century Alexandria tavern life with hands-on activities, story telling, dress-up, and games. $5 per person ages 3 and up. Call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more information.

How Animals Survive in the Wild. 10:30 a.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Experience live animals that the Animal Ambassadors bring to the library. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact John Marshall Library at 703-324-8365.

Set Sail Virginia. 2 p.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Games, activities and crafts are used to experience life in a new world. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610 for more information.

Paint & Personalize a Mug. 7 p.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Clay Café Studios presents this event and they will return fired and glazed mugs two weeks later. No cost. Ages 12-18. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610.

Martha’s Movie Madness. 2 p.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Enjoy a movie and popcorn. No cost. Ages 6-12. Contact Martha Washington Library at 703-768-6700.

Web Page. 3 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Learn about web page construction. No cost. Ages 10-18. Contact Sherwood Regional Library at 703-765-3645.

Time for 2’s. 10 a.m., Beatley Central, 5005 Duke St. No cost. Ages 24 to 36 months with an adult. Contact Beatley Central for more information and to register at 703-519-5900.

Author Reading. Marc Leepson will read from his book "Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History" at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Old Town, 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

Photography Class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntley Meadows, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. For teenagers age 12-16. Learn how to take nature photographs, print own images and more. All photos will be entered in the annual photo contest. Reservations are required. $90. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley.

Wednesday/July 25

Concert in the Garden. 7-8 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Free music by the Summer Band in the garden. 703-941-7987.

Lantern Tours. 7-10 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. $5/person. Call ahead to verify tour date. With a costumed guide, see life before the advent of electricity. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Crystal City Book Club. 2 p.m., Olsson's Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Read and discuss "Astrid & Veronika" by Linda Olsson. All are welcome. Free. 703-413-8121.

Music Performance. The U.S. Navy Brass Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Free. Visit www.navyband.navy.mil or 202-433-2525.

Writer’s Peer Review Group, 7 p.m., Kingstowne Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. This event is for adults who are seriously working toward the publication of short fiction, novels or scripts. No cost or registration required. Adults. Contact Kingstown Community Library at 703-339-4610.

Stories in the Park. 11 a.m., Fort Ward Part, 4301 West Braddock Road, Area 7 or 8. Come to Fort Ward Park with something to sit on and a lunch for afterwards. No cost. All ages. 703-838-4555, ext. 3.

Photography Class. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntley Meadows, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. For teenagers age 12-16. Learn how to take nature photographs, print own images and more. All photos will be entered in the annual photo contest. Reservations are required. $90. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley.