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Calendar May 23-30

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Thursday/May 24

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. for children ages 3-5 at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. No registration required. 703-519-5900.

Short Story Discussion Group. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Discuss short stories from the anthology "Art of the Story" by David Halpern. Discuss "Remember Young Cecil," "Intimacy" and "The Stump-Grubber." Call Mark at 703-519-3498.

Storytime. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for children ages 3-5 years at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. No registration required 703-838-4555.

Curiosity Club. 4 p.m., John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories, activities and a science experiment for ages 4-6 with adult. Registration required. 703-971-0010.

English Practice. 7 p.m., at John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. No registration required. 703-971-0010.

Splish Splash story time. 10:30 a.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. Registration required . 703-768-6700.

Free Walking Seminar. 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Lee Center Auditorium. Learn how walking techniques can influence health. For direction and to RSVP contact Alexandria Dahn Yoga at 703-684-7717.

Friday/May 25

Time for 2's. 10 a.m. for children ages 2-3 years with an adult at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Registration required 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Lunch Bunch. Noon, John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Lunch and story time for newborns to 5-years-old with adult. Registration required. 703-971-0010.

Knitting for Beginners. 12:30 p.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Bring your own supplies. Adults. Registration required 703-768-6700.

Saturday/May 26

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m. for all ages at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Registration required 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Tales in Spanish. 11 a.m. for all ages and their families at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. No registration required 703-519-6000.

Yard Sale. The Alexandria Jaycees will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at Anthony Lane Elementary School, 7137 Beulah St. Free. Benefits the activities for the Jaycees. Visit www.alexjaycees.org for more.

Cultural Day. 5-9:30 p.m. at Minnie Howard School, 3801 Braddock Road. Free. Learn about the Sudanese African culture with poetry, fashion show, food, music and more. 703-380-5266.

Music Performance. The Virginia Grand Military Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The performance will include a salute to the U.S. Air Force. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students 17 and under. 703-281-3331 or visit www.vgmb.com.

Monday/May 28

Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Free. Features performances by Kaleidoscope Orchestra Big Band, Juanita Williams, Mike Stephen’s Project, Al Williams and Chopteeth. 703-883-4686.

Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m., at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Big band, swing, contemporary jazz music. Amphitheater seating with picnics welcome, refreshments also for sale. Call 703-883-4686 or go to www.alexandriava.gov/recreation for more information. Free.

Tuesday/May 29

Author Talk. Linda Paston will discuss "Queen of a Rainy Country" at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Old Town , 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

Storytime. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for children up to 4 years of age at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Sign up 30 minutes before the start. 703-838-4566.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road, for children ages 2-3 years with an adult. No registration required 703-519-6000.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. for children ages 1-2 years at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. No registration required 703-838-4555.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. No registration required 703-838-4555.

Music Performance. William Ramsay Elementary School’s band, orchestra and primary and intermediate choruses will perform their spring concert at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium, 5700 Sanger Ave. Free. 703-824-6950.

Wednesday/May 30

Author Presentation. Peter Earley, former Washington Post reporter, will discuss his new book "Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness" at Minnie Howard School, 3801 W. Braddock Road, at 6:45 p.m. Free. E-mail Jennifer.cohen-cordero@alexandriava.gov.

Morning Movie. 10:30 a.m. for pre-schoolers at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. No registration required 703-838-4566.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. for children ages 3-6 with an adult at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. No registration required 703-519-6000.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. for children ages 1-2 years at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. No registration required 703-838-4555.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. for ages 2 and up at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. No registration required 703-838-4555.

Wetlands restoration update. 7 p.m., at Groveton Elementary School, 6900 Harrison Lane, Alexandria. Members of the public are invited to hear an update on the Huntley Wetlands restoration project's first phase.

English Practice. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstown Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. No registration required. 703-339-4610.

Thursday/May 31

Taste of River Farm. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. There will be a variety of culinary samples from local restaurants and caterers. $45/members; $55/non-members. Reservations required. 703-360-6925 or events@mtvernon-leechamber.org.

Storytime. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for children ages 3-5 years at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. No registration required 703-838-4555.

Story Time. 1 p.m., at Kingstown Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Feathered Friends activity, stories and songs about birds. Age 2-5 with adult. Registration required. 703-339-4610.

"Merry" thon and Fair. Senior Services Fair will be held in honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Nannie Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. There will be fitness challenges, health screenings and more. Free. 703-845-2964.

Friday/June 1

Author Talk. 7 p.m., Marcie David will read from her book "Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook" at Olsson’s Old Town Alexandria, 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

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.

Lunch Bunch. Noon, John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Lunch and story time for newborns to 5-years-old with adult. Registration required. 703-971-0010.

Knitting for Beginners. 12:30 p.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Bring your own supplies. Adults. Registration required. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/June 2

Living History Program. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Tour Union and Confederate camps and observe everyday activities such as pay call, cooking and more. $2/adult; $1/child. Visit www.fortward.org.

Car Show. Free to view cars and $20/car entry. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road.

Yard Sale. Emmanuel Church will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 1608 Russell Road. Items include electronics, sporting goods and toys and games. 703-683-0798.

Cat Adoption. Adopt a cat from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique, 1 Wales Alley. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org or 703-838-4774 ext. 210.

Armenian Festival. Noon-6 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Features dancing, music and showcases featuring paintings, arts and crafts, authentic food and more. Free. 703-883-4686.

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.

Civil War Camp Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road. See re-enactors portray daily life of Union and Confederate military. $2/adult; $1/child. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Jamestown Ball. 8-11 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. 17th century ball with music, dance and dessert collation. $30/advance or $40/door. Reservations required. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Great Wines for the Summer Grill. 4- 6 p.m., at the Prince Royal Gallery, 204 South Royal St., Alexandria. The Alexandria Choral Society hosts an evening of wine, cheese, art and entertainment. All proceeds to benefit the Alexandria Choral Society. $27 per person. Visit the Prince Royal Gallery or www.alexchoralsociety.org/tickets.aspx to purchase.

Martha Washington's birthday celebration. 1:30 p.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. The Little Maies of History & Co. on 18th century tea customs, dancing and deportment. Interactive; light refreshments. All ages. Registration required. 703-768-6700.

Fun Fair. Mt. Vernon Community School is holding a fair from noon-3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Recreation Center. There will be moon bounces, dunk tank, music, music and more. $10 donation suggested.

5K Run/Walk. 8 a.m. Kelley Cares 5K Run/Walk, benefiting The Therapeutic Recreation Section of Alexandria. Closed loop race course from George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. $25/adult; $10/child; free for 5 years and under. Registration 6:45-7:45 a.m. Visit www.kelleycares.org for registration, sponsorship, volunteer, and pledge information.

Sunday/June 3

Music Performance. Violinist Mayumi Pawel and pianist Kaori Yamada will perform at 12:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. This is a benefit concert for the Japanese Americans’ Care Fund. $25/person. 703-838-4994.

Bike Event. Arlington and Alexandria will be part of a 23-mile community bike ride or seven-mile family ride. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at S. 28th St., Arlington. $20/adult or $40/family with children under 13 free. Cash only on the day of the race. To register visit www.waba.org/cbr or 703-228-5027.

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.

Monday/June 4

Author Signing. The ACLU is hosting Anthony Rome who will read from "In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror" at 7 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. 804-644-8080

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.

Charity Golf Tournament. 11 a.m., at Mt. Vernon Country Club, 5111 Old Mill Road, Alexandria. The Bender's Group sponsors their ninth annual charity golf tournament, donating funds to the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure. Online registrations can be made at www.thebendergroup.net.

Student Knitters. 4 p.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Learn to knit and share your skills with others. Bring your own needles. Age 10-18. Registration required. 703-768-6700.

June Moon. 10:30 a.m., at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/June 5

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.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Stories and songs. Ages 13-23 months with adult. Registration required. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/June 6

Open House. 8 a.m. with breakfast provided. Open house for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia at 7324 Glenwood Mews Court. Visit www.habitatnova.org.

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.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m., John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories, activities and crafts with a Bug theme. Ages 2-3 with adult. Registration required. 703-971-0010.

English Practice. 7:30 p.m., at Kingstown Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. No registration required. 703-339-4610.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon, at Kingstown Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Bring a lunch or snack and enjoy stories, songs and a video. Ages 1-5 with adult. Registration required. 703-339-4610.

Thursday/June 7

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.

English Practice. 7 p.m., at John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Conversation group for people learning English. No registration required. 703-971-0010.

Book Discussion Group. 12:15 p.m., at Kingstown Community Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Discussion on "Notes from a Small Island" by Bill Bryson. Adults. No registration required.

703-339-4610.

Benefit Event. Soho Art Gala to benefit low-income and/or at risk girls living in the city of Alexandria. 5:30-7 p.m. with presentations at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Art League’s Duke St. Annex at 1 Duke St., Alexandria. Light refreshments will be provided. Free. Contact sohogala2007@gmail.com for more information or Alice Merrill, Director of Development at 703-519-1741 ext. 817.

Fund Raiser. Dr. Ben Carson will be the speaker at a dinner hosted by Hopkins House at Belle Haven Country Club. $100/person and reservations deadline is May 31. 703-549-8300.

Friday/June 8

Bonnie Rideout, Scottish Fiddler. 8 p.m. Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 South Fairfax St., Alexandria. Performance by Grammy nominated fiddler, who is particularly will known within the international Celtic music scene. 703-549-6670, ext. 21.

Opening Reception. 5-9 p.m. at Gallery West, 1231 King St. for Richard Whiteley’s "City, Town and Land" exhibit. Free. Visit www.gallery-west.com.

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.

Lunch Bunch. Noon, John Marshall public library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Lunch and story time for newborns to 5 years old with adult. Registration required. 703-971-0010.

Knitting for beginners. 12:30 p.m., at Martha Washington Community Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Bring your own supplies. Adults. Registration required. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/June 9

Open House. 1-4 p.m. at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit "Sands in Time," has paintings depicting the sands of Egypt by Alexandria resident Marilyn Milici. Visit www.artistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.

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.

Flea Market. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. There will be refreshments and a variety of other items for purchase. Funds raised will go towards a visit by author Jacqueline Woodson. Contact Emna Nouri at 703-706-4500 or enouri@acps.k12.va.us

30-Year Gallery Anniversary. 1-4 p.m., at 9222 Rockefeller Lane, Springfield. Two Alexandria artists (Patrick OíBrien, who works with turned wood, and Marilyn Milici, watercolor) will have work displayed at Artist’s Undertaking Gallery’s 30 year anniversary. Call 73-494-0584 or www.artistsundertaking.com.

Estate sale/ Flea Market. For Women’s auxiliary of Salvation Army. 9 a.m. – 2p.m. There is no charge for this event. 1804 Mount Vernon Ave. Contact Rite Duvall 703-548-4214.

Sunday/June 10

Focus Concert: Deidre McCalla and Amy Carol Webb. 7 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 2280 North Beauregard St.,, Alexandria. Southern performers who blend a variety of musical styles with messages of hope. $12 for members. $15 in general. 703-380-3151.

Opening Reception. 2-5 p.m. in Fiberworks at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. For Rosemary Luckett’s "Icons" exhibit. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Meet artists of "Paint Alexandria." Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Music Performance. Listen to Deidre McCalla and Amy Carol Webb at 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. $15/general; $12/member. Visit www.focusmusic.org or 703-380-3151.

Musical Activities Workshop. 2-3 p.m., Schlesinger Concert Hall, NOVA Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra presents "The Magic of Music." Featuring an instrument petting zoo, create-your-own-art stations, and dance activities. $5 per person, $20 per family. 703-548-0885.

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.

Musical Concert. 3 - 4 p.m., Schlesinger Concert Hall, NOVA Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra presents "The Magic of Music." Concert featuring Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition." $5 per person, $20 per family. 703-548-0885.

Free Seminar. 1-4 p.m. at Barkley Square Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique, 1 Wales Alley. Learn how to properly care for a cat with a variety of lectures on nutrition, medicine and more. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org or 703-838-4774 ext. 210.

Philharmonic Concert. 5 p.m., at Bishop Ireton H.S., 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. For more information on tickets call (703) 799-8222 or e-mail wmpa@earthlink.net.

Songs of Freedom. 2:30 p.m., at Gunston Hall, Alexandria. Shiloh Baptist Church Choir of Mason Nck and Alexandria’s Alfred Street Baptist Church Male Chorus perform as part of an afternoon depicting a typical day for a slave. Adults $8, seniors $7, Students $4, children kindergarten and younger free. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.