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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar Nov. 15-21

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Friday/Nov. 16

Talk and Demonstration. 11 a.m. at The Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St. Diane Tesler will talk about "Setting the Still Life Table." Free. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

Lunch brunch. Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. To register call 703-971-0010.

Alexandria Antiques Show. More than 40 dealers from the U.S. Proceeds benefit the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Discounted tickets can be purchased for $12 at www.armacostantiquesshows.com or at the door for $15 each. Holiday Inn Historic District, 625 First St., Alexandria. For more call 703-549-5811.

Turkey Tales. Stories and activities about Thanksgiving. Ages 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Music Performance. Hear music for Tuba-Euphonium quartet at 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Children ages 24-36 months with adult can participate. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Holiday Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Day School, 8531 Riverside Road. Free. Holiday shopping, pastries and coffee, raffles and more. Contact Gina Lee 703-360-4013.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear the debut of "Solomon." Visit www.thecitychoirofwashington.org or 301-572-6865 for tickets.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Thanksgiving Fox Trot. 9 a.m. at Fort Hunt Park and sponsored by the Fort Hunt Elementary PTA and its Fleet Foxes Running Club. $10/runner, stroller or dog and $45 max/family. First 500 registered participants receive a t-shirt. Register by Nov. 16. For more information or a form, contact Kirsten Cukor at kirjote@hotmail.com.

Floral Design. 2-4 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to create centerpieces for Thanksgiving. $45. Take home arrangements. Registration required, 703-642-5173.

Garden Sprouts. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and nature through stories, lessons, activities and more. From 10-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Barefoot Puppets. Join us for an original performance of "The Little ‘Bread’ Hen." 2 p.m. All ages. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. To register call 703-971-0010.

Alexandria Antiques Show. More than 40 dealers from the U.S. Proceeds benefit the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Discounted tickets can be purchased for $12 at www.armacostantiquesshows.com or at the door for $15 each. Holiday Inn Historic District, 625 First St., Alexandria. For more call 703-549-5811.

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages welcome to listen to stories. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Black Author's Book Discussion Group. Discuss "Liar, Liar" by Latrese Carter. Author reading, book discussion and signing. Adults. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Music Performance. 2:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Community School, 2601 Commonwealth Ave. Two of a Kind will perform a family concert. $30/family benefits the school. 703-706-4460.

Benefit Shopping. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., will donate 20 percent of the sales to U.S. Committee for the UN Development Program from 6-8 p.m. Visit www.villagesofalexandria.com or 703-684-1435.

Late Harvest Ball. 8-11 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Includes dancing, music, cash bar, games and more. $45/adult; $10/child age 10-17. Costumes encouraged, "after five" attire recommended. Reservations recommended, 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org for more.

Great Wines for Holiday Entertaining. 4 p.m. at Prince Royal Gallery, 204 S. Royal St. Enjoy a wine tasting and presentation to benefit the Alexandria Choral Society. $30/person. Visit www.alexchoralsociety.org for tickets and information.

Author Signing. Dr. Barbara Firestone will sign copies of her book "Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meeting the Challenge" from 2-4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway. Free. 703-299-9473.

Saturday Stories. 2 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. All ages with adult can listen to a variety of stories. Free. 703-519-6000.

Heirloom Tea. Seatings at noon and 2 p.m. at Historic Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Highway. See a variety of family heirlooms. Feel free to bring own items. Eat sandwiches, scones, desserts and drink tea. 703-780-4000 for reservations and ticket prices.

Holiday Craft Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road. Benefits the crew team. Free. 571-331-4465.

Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Mary’s School, 400 Green St. Browse over 60 exhibitors. Visit with Santa and take part in a raffle. 703-768-4729.

Car Wash. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Yates Automotive, 317 E. Braddock Road, T.C. Williams Baseball Boosters will hold a car wash. Free, but donations welcome. 703-299-3965.

Wine Tasting. 4 p.m. at Prince Royal Gallery, 204 S. Royal St. Benefits the Alexandria Choral Society. $30/person. Visit www.alexchoralsociety.org for tickets.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Movie Night. Del Ray United Methodist Church presents "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" at 100 E. Windsor Ave. Families, dates, friends encouraged. Free. Free popcorn and lemonade. Call 703-549-2088 for time.

Music Performance. 7 p.m., see a performance by Phil Ochs Song Night (Pat Wictor, Magpie and more) at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. $20/person. Visit www.focusmusic.org or 703-380-3151.

Lecture. 2 p.m., listen to "Undress to Dress … What’s Under All those Clothes?" at lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. Learn about undergarments of the Victorian age. $10/person, free for Friends of Lee-Fendall House. 703-548-1789.

Foodsaver "Operation: Seal & Send." Noon-4 p.m. at Fort Belvoir Commissary, 6020 Gorgas Road, Suite 101. Military families can create holiday gift boxes to send overseas. Free and open to all military families.

Art of Napkin-Folding. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to create folds to dress up a table for any occasion. $25. Registration required, 703-971-7987.

Alexandria Antiques Show. More than 40 dealers from the U.S. Proceeds benefit the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Discounted tickets can be purchased for $12 at www.armacostantiquesshows.com or at the door for $15 each. Holiday Inn Historic District, 625 First St., Alexandria. For more call 703-549-5811.

Old Town Sings. 3 p.m. at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 115 S. Washington St. Sing songs of the harvest and Thanksgiving. Free. Visit www.wsumc.com or 703-836-4324.

Monday/Nov. 19

Children's Program. 11 a.m. at Gadsby's Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Children ages 1-3 and adults can participate in "Baby and Me Yoga." $15 for a family group (one adult, up to two children) and $3/additional child or adult. Reservations required, 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Move with Me. Get-up-and-go fun books and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landstowne Centre. To register call 703-339-4610.

First Page. A group for aspiring writers, novices and experts of all genres. Adults. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landstowne Centre. To register call 703-339-4610.

Monday Morning Book Discussion. Discuss "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson. Adults. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700.

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

Tuesday/Nov. 20

Leafy Fun. Stories and activities about trees and the animals that call them home. Age 25-35 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landstowne Centre. To register call 703-339-4610.

Turkey Tales. Stories, activities, and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. To register call 703-971-0010.

Mother-Daughter Book Group. Join a lively book discussion. Please call for title. Age 9-11 with adult. 7 p.m. Age 9-11 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. To register call 703-971-0010.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3 can participate in a variety of activities. Free. 703-519-6000.

Wednesday/Nov. 21

Book Discussion Group. Ask for title. No registration necessary. 7:15 p.m. Adults. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Thursday/Nov. 22

Garden Sprouts. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and nature through stories, lessons, activities and more. From 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Turkey Trot. 10 a.m. at Cora Kelly Elementary School. Run or walk a five-mile road race. $15/adult with two cans of food, while children 12 and under are $10 with two cans of food. Food will be donated to ALIVE! Register online before Monday, Nov. 19 and save $5. Visit www.turkeytrot.pwba.org.

Friday/Nov.23

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Tree Lighting. 7-9 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St., City of Alexandria will kick off the holiday season with music and Santa Claus. Free. 703-838-4844.

Saturday/Nov. 24

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Garden Sprouts. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and nature through stories, lessons, activities and more. From 10-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Author Talk. George Dodge will sign his book "Images of America-Arlington National Cemetery" from 1-3 p.m. at Walden Books in Landmark Shopping Center on Duke. Free.

Scottish Preview. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Celebrate with activities, performances and demonstrations. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or 703-838-4994.

Sunday/Nov. 25

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Monday/Nov. 26

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

Mystery Group. Discuss "No Good Deeds" by Laura Lippman. Adults. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700.

Small Wonders. Stories and fingerplays for the very young. Ages 12-23 months with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Little One-Ders. 10 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 1-2 years with an adult. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Family Story Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages welcome. Free. 703-519-5900.

Tuesday/Nov. 27

Evening Book Discussion Group. "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landstowne Centre. No registration required. 703-339-4610.

Fabulous Fetes. 6-9 p.m. at Fabulous Fetes, 109 Clermont Ave. Sample hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and more. See the latest trends and more from local vendors. Free. Reservations required, 202-337-2000 or Katherine@avaloncaterers.com.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Children ages 24-36 months with adult can participate. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

StoryTime. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 0-4 can listen to stories with an adult. Sign up half hour before. 703-838-4566.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3 can participate in a variety of activities. Free. 703-519-6000.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy Mother Goose related activities. Free. 703-838-4555.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. For children ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Wednesday/Nov. 28

Kingstowne Library Writer’s Peer Review Group. For those seriously pursuing the path to publication with short fiction, novels, or writing scripts. Adults. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landstowne Centre. No registration required. 703-339-4610.

Stories and Songs in Spanish. 10:30 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. All ages welcome. Free. 703-838-4566.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6 with adult can listen to stories and participate in activities. Free. 703-519-6000.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy Mother Goose related activities. Free. 703-838-4555.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. For children ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Thursday/Nov. 29

Garden Sprouts. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and nature through stories, lessons, activities and more. From 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Science & Stories. Stories, activities and an age appropriate science experiment. Age 4-6 with adult. 4 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. To register call 703-971-0010.

Wooly Bears. Seasonal stories about bears, wild and Teddy. Age 3-6 with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landstowne Centre. To register call 703-339-4610.

Tales about Tails. Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult.10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700.

StoryTime. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can listen to a variety of stories. Free. 703-519-5900.

Thursday Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5 can listen to stories. Free. 703-838-4566.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 1-2 years with adult can enjoy a variety of Mother Goose related activities. Free. 703-838-4566.

Short Story Discussion. 7-8:30 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Discuss stories from "Art of the Story" by David Halpern. Free. Call Mark at 703-519-3498.

StoryTime. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-5 can listen to a variety of stories. Free. 703-838-4555.

Holiday Open House. Torpedo Factory is holding an open house from 6-9 p.m. at 105 N. Union St. Features music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Meet artists and browse gifts. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

Scottish Christmas Walk Marketplace. Noon-5 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Shop for a variety of holiday items, visit a café and buy heather and greens. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Holiday Open House. 6-9 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. There will be live music, art raffle, prizes, wine and more. Free. Encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for holiday drive. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Friday/Nov. 30

Holiday Market. 7-9:30 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse and purchase a variety of arts and crafts created by 18 artists. Free. 703-838-4827.

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Lunch brunch. Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. To register call 703-971-0010.

Holiday Dinner Theater. Alexandria Harmonizers Chorus presents "A Very Merry Musical" at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. $15/adult; children ages 6-12 are $7; age 5 and under free. Enjoy favorite songs and a family meal with Santa. Reserved table seating. Visit www.harmonizers.org or 240-206-9626 for tickets.

Holiday Market. 7-9:30 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse a variety of arts and crafts by 18 artists. Free. Visit www.delrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Children ages 24-36 months with adult can participate. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Scottish Christmas Walk Marketplace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Shop for a variety of holiday items, visit a café and buy heather and greens. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Santa Train. Departs Union Station at 1:20 p.m. and travels to Manassas, returning at 3:30 p.m. with Santa and his elves on board. Souvenirs, activities and more. $15/person available only at Whistle Stop Hobbies, 130 S. Royal St. 703-549-4912.

Saturday/Dec. 1

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Garden Sprouts. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and nature through stories, lessons, activities and more. From 10-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Holiday Dinner Theater. Alexandria Harmonizers Chorus presents "A Very Merry Musical" at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. $15/adult; children ages 6-12 are $7; age 5 and under free. Enjoy favorite songs and a family meal with Santa. Reserved table seating. Visit www.harmonizers.org or 240-206-9626 for tickets.

Holiday Market. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse a variety of arts and crafts by 18 artists. Free. Visit www.delrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

Scottish Parade. 10:30 a.m. throughout Old Town. Free. See dogs, history units and more. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Home Tour. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. throughout Old Town. Tour six homes decorated for the holidays. $25/advance; $30/at door. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Scottish Christmas Walk Marketplace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Shop for a variety of holiday items, visit a café and buy heather and greens. Visit www.scottishchristmaswalk.com or 703-549-0111.

Ornament Decorating Workshop. 1-4 p.m. at Alexandria Archeology Museum in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Decorate artifact shaped ornaments. Free. Visit www.alexandriaarcheology.org or 703-838-4399.

Kwanzaa Craft Workshop. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Learn about the holiday and how to make Kwanzaa gifts. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

A Soldier’s Christmas. Noon-4 p.m. at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. The First Virginia Regiment will highlight the life of a soldier during the American Revolutionary War. Includes demonstrations, music, gaming and more. The Regimental surgeon will discuss medicine and show 18th century surgical instruments. Admission is a suggested $5 donation per person. Visit www.carlylehouse.org or 703-548-2997.

Sunday/Dec. 2

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Holiday Market. Noon-4 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse a variety of arts and crafts by 18 artists. Free. Visit www.delrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Performance by the Brass of Peace. Free. 703-549-1421.

Holiday Shopping Spectacular. The Alexandria Commission for Women is holding a art and shopping spectacular from 3-6 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St. Purchase arts and crafts, jewelry, handbags and more from emerging women artists. Free. 703-838-5030.

Thursday/Dec. 6

Benefit Shopping. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., will donate 20 percent of the sales to United Students for Fair Trade, Mid-Atlantic chapter from 7-9 p.m. Visit www.villagesofalexandria.com or 703-684-1435.

Celebration of Giving and Sharing. 5-7:30 p.m. at Mount Eagle Elementary, 6116 North Kings Highway. Children will receive backpacks full of books and toys and then hear about the importance of sharing and giving back. Free. Visit www.volunteerfaifax.org or 703-246-3826.

Friday/Dec. 7

Mount Vernon By Candlelight. Tour Mount Vernon Estate from 5-8 p.m. and see the Third floor, where visitors can see the garret chamber. There will be caroling, cider, cake and cookies. $15/adult; $10/children under 12. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT for tickets. Visit www.mountvernon.org for information.

Celebration of Giving and Sharing. 7:30-10 a.m. at Mount Eagle Elementary, 6116 North Kings Highway. Children will receive backpacks full of books and toys and then hear about the importance of sharing and giving back. Free. Visit www.volunteerfaifax.org or 703-246-3826.