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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar Oct. 18-25

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Friday/Oct. 19

Opening Reception. 6-11 p.m. at Art Whino, 717 N. Saint Asaph St. See art work from around the world while listening to music by DJ Stylo. Free. See work by Derrick Wolbaum. 703-462-4135.

Fashion Show Event. "Gifts from the Heart" starts at 11 a.m. with a reception and silent auction with a luncheon and fashion show starting at noon at Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road. Tickets range between $35-$65. Proceeds benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Inova Alexandria Hospital. For tickets and information, call Lynda West at 703-836-8853.

Rock ‘N Blades Halloween. 8-11 p.m. at Mount Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd. Middle and high school students come dressed in costumes. There will be concessions, DJ and ice skating. $12/person includes rental, contest and admission to the haunted house. 703-768-3224.

Opening Reception. 6:30-9 p.m., see "New Works" by Martin Poole through Nov. 2 at Principle gallery, 208 King St. See landscapes, still life and more. Free. Visit www.principlegallery.com or 703-739-9326.

Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and listen to stories at noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Birth-5 with adult. Free. 703-971-0010.

Knitting for Beginners. Bring your own supplies. From 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults. Free. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. 8 a.m. Participate in a 1.5K/3.5K/5K run or walk. $25 before Oct. 17 for adults and $10/child. Registration on the day is $35. Route is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Visit www.alexcancerwalk.com or call 703-838-5030.

Archaeological Yard Sale. 10 a.m. at the Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St. Learn how archaeological sites are protected from looting and more. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact the

Alexandria Archaeology Museum at 703-838-4399 or

archaeology@alexandriava.gov.

Fall Ham and Oyster Dinner. 4-7 p.m. at Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Road in Lorton. Proceeds benefit the UMW projects for Women and Children. Call 703-339-5382 for prices.

Cooking Demonstration. Old Town Market at Market Square, will be holding cooking demonstrations with chefs from local restaurants from 9:30-11 a.m. See demonstrations by Vermilion Restaurant executive chef.

Birding by the Bay. 10:15-11:45 a.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Join the walk to look for songbirds, waterfowl, bald eagles and more. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Autumn Amble. 3-4:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Join this guided walk as our fall foliage transforms Mason Neck State Park. Meet at the Bay View Trailhead. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek Paddle Expeditions. 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Experience Mason Neck State Park like never before. While on your trip you will enter the realm of the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Beaver and the aquatic life living in Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek. Reservation required. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Old Time Harvest Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Come celebrate autumn by joining the annual Harvest Festival. Enjoy beautiful fall foliage, live music, old-time crafts and games, good food, and much more. Parking fee of $4 applies. Entrance to festival is free. 703-339-2385.

A Walk for Life. 7:30 a.m. at AMC Hoffman Center Theatres, 206 Swamp Fox Road. Walking route is part of the annual Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Recording thoughts are encouraged. For additional information, call Cheryl Anne Colton, Cultural Arts Administrator, at 703-838-6348 or e-mail at cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

Murder Mystery Dinner. 6 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Theme is "Great Gatsby" with a three course dinner and three murders. $75/member or $100/nonmember. Reservations required. Call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Auction. The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will hold a dinner and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cocktail reception, auction, dinner, presentations and more. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org or 703-838-4774 for tickets.

Fall Harvest Family Days. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. There will be wagon rides, games, mazes, and music. Each child will receive a free pumpkin. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child 6-11 years. There will be blacksmithing and cornhusk doll creations. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Book Fair. Preview the Matthew Maury Elementary School Book Fair from 1-4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school’s library and other organizations. For more information about the event, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/maury or contact the school at 703-706-4440.

Anniversary Ball. 7:30-11 p.m. at Dance Studio Lioudmila, 18th Roth St. Enjoy professional dance performances, dancing, food and more. Semi-formal attire. $25/advance or $30/door. Singles and couples welcome. Visit www.dancelioudmila.com or 703-751-8868.

Art Collector’s Evening. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Learn how to assess and purchase art. $15/advance; $20/door. Includes wine and champagne. For information and tickets, call 703/838-4565 x 2 or e-mail events@torpedofactory.org

Benefit. 3-6 p.m., enjoy the "Whale Etouffee" Rhythm Band during a Benefit New Orleans "Throw-Down" for First Night Alexandria. This celebration will take place in the covered parking garage behind the Hard Times Café at 1404 King Street. $5 donation suggested. There will be food and drink for sale.

Miss Cathy's Production Theater. Be part of the story at 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages. Free. 703-971-0010.

Strong Words. Three exercises to unleash teens' creative writing skills at 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Age 12-18. Free. 703-339-4610.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Music Performance. The New Dominion Chorale will perform works by Gershwin at 4 p.m. at the Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Tickets are $25/person; $20/seniors; $5/student. Visit www.newdomininion.org or 703-442-9404 for tickets.

Benefit Auction. 7 p.m. at Marriott Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St., Washington, D.C. There will be an auction, live music, desserts and cash bar. $25 for one ticket. Benefits the Adoption Center of Alexandria. Visit www.adoptioncenter.com or 703-549-7774.

Music Performance. The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at the Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Features flute soloist Alice Kogan Weinreb. Season ticket prices are $45 for adult and $30 for seniors. Single tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are $5 at all times. Subscriptions and individual concert tickets are available now. For tickets and information about the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, visit www.eclipseco.com or call 703-256-2956.

Movie Night. Del Ray United Methodist Church presents "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mister Toad" at 100 E. Windsor Ave. Families, dates, friends encouraged. Free. Free popcorn and lemonade. Call 703-549-2088 for time.

Got Butter? 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Come make and eat delicious fresh butter with us. Meet in Picnic Area. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Amazing Eagles. 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Look for Bald Eagles. Binoculars and spotting scope will be available for viewing. Meet at bird blind at the end of the Eagle Spur Trail. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek Paddle Expeditions. 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Experience Mason Neck State Park like never before. While on your trip you will enter the realm of the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Beaver and the aquatic life living in Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek. Reservation required. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Music Performance. The Harmony Heritage Society will perform at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. $15/adult; $10/child or a family up to five for $35.

Open House. Huntley House, 6918 Harrison Lane, will have an open house from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a puppet show and more. Free. Light refreshments will be served.

Music Performance. The Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers will perform at 3 p.m. at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 115 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.wsumc.com or 703-836-4324.

Fall Harvest Family Days. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. There will be wagon rides, games, mazes, and music. Each child will receive a free pumpkin. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child 6-11 years. There will be blacksmithing and cornhusk doll creations. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Music Performance. Members from Westminster Presbyterian Church and Agudas Achim Congregation will perform 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road. Free.

Opening Reception. 5 p.m. at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. See the exhibit "Body of Christ." There will be music and a service. Free. Visit www.convergenceccf.net for more.

Monday/Oct. 22

Alexandria Jaycees Chapter Meeting. 7:30 p.m. at the Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Meet new members and find out about upcoming events. Free. Visit www.alexjaycees.org for more.

Clothesline Project. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Alexandria NVCC Campus Cafeteria. View a clothesline hung with shirts decorated by women who have survived violence or by their family or friends. Free. Contact Stephanie.romonchuk@alexandriava.gov or 703-838-4911.

Music Performance. The Choir of St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle will perform at 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 N. Washington St. There will be a reception following the performance. $25/person and benefit the Alexandria Community Trust. For more information, call 703-739-7778.

Book Fair. There will be a variety of books for all ages at Matthew Maury Elementary School Book Fair from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school’s library and other organizations. For more information about the event, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/maury or contact the school at 703-706-4440.

Fall Crafts. After-school activities and crafts at 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

First Page. A group for aspiring writers, novices and experts of all genres at 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults. No registration is required. Free. 703-339-4610.

Mystery Group. "No Defense" by Kate Wilhelm at 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults. No registration is required. Free. 703-768-6700.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Book Fair. There will be a variety of books for all ages at Matthew Maury Elementary School Book Fair from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school’s library and other organizations. For more information about the event, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/maury or contact the school at 703-706-4440.

Silent Auction. Mount Vernon Quilters’ will hold a silent auction from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, located on Shenandoah Road. There will be quilts, items, gifts, food and services for more. There will also be a small live auction. Free.

Lecture. Dr. Robert Griesbach will speak about "Color in the Garden" at 6:30 p.m. at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. Learn how science can explain the colors of plants. $10/member; $12/nonmember. Visit www.ahs.org or 703-768-5700.

Colors of Fall. Stories, activities and a craft at 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Lighters and Matches for Grownups Only. Join us for this fun and educational puppet show presented by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue at 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Evening Book Discussion Group. Contact branch for title. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults. No registration is required. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Lecture Series. Gretchen Bulova presents "John Gadsby’s Three H’s: Hospitality, Hotels and Horseracing" at 7 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. $12/lecture or $30/series. Reservations recommended. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more.

Music Performance. Enjoy a free performance by multiple schools at 7 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road. 703-924-8016.

History Lecture. Elizabeth Pryor will discuss her new book "Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through his Private Letters" at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistorical.org or 703-838-4994.

Lecture. Jesse J. Richardson, Jr., will present "Local Government Land Use Autonomy: Myths and Realities About Building the New Metropolis," from 7-9 p.m., at Virginia Tech’s Alexandria Center, 1021 Prince St., 3rd floor Main Conference Room. Free. For more information, contact Heike Mayer at 703-706-8122 or heikem@vt.edu.

Book Fair. There will be a variety of books for all ages at Matthew Maury Elementary School Book Fair from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school’s library and other organizations. For more information about the event, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/maury or contact the school at 703-706-4440.

Music Performance. 7 p.m., West Potomac High School Orchestras will perform in the auditorium, 6500 Quander Road. Free. Includes selections by Bach, Gustav Holst and more.

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

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

The Writers' Wing. Share and discuss your work with other writers at 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults. Free. 703-768-6700.

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

Thursday/Oct. 25

Book Fair. There will be a variety of books for all ages at Matthew Maury Elementary School Book Fair from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school’s library and other organizations. For more information about the event, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/maury or contact the school at 703-706-4440.

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

Halloween on Parade. Seasonal stories and activities at 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Costumes welcome. Age 3-5 with adult. Free. 703-339-4610.

Dragons & Dinosaurs. Stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft at 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700. Age 2-5 with adult.

Friday/Oct. 26

Reception. 5-9 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway. For Pre-K through 12th grade educators and supervisory staff. Features giveaways and more. Teachers will receive 25 percent off of books. Free.

Job Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Belvoir, 9800 Belvoir Road. Representatives will be available to talk about upcoming job openings. All military I.D. cardholders are able to attend. Bring resumes and be prepared for interviews. Free. 703-696-3279.

Book Fair. There will be a variety of books for all ages at Matthew Maury Elementary School Book Fair from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the school’s library and other organizations. For more information about the event, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/maury or contact the school at 703-706-4440.

Woodlawn’s Haunted History. 7-11 p.m., hear about the superstitions and voodoo of days gone by as well as contemporary "visits." There is an entrance fee and reservations are required. 703-780-4000.

Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and to stories at noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Knitting for Beginners. Bring your own supplies. From 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults. Free. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Fall Festival. Nativity Lutheran Church, 1300 Collingwood Road is holding "LutherFest 2007" from 3-6 p.m . with a fair and singing. There will be German food and beverages, Jello sculpture and more. Free. Visit www.nativitylutheran.org or 703-768-1112.

Fundraiser. At Potomac Yard Shopping Center in Alexandria. Fundraising event to benefit Alexandria’s survivors of domestic violence. Purchase an item from the Wish List for the Women’s Shelter, or make a tax-deductible donation at their tent. Copies of the Wish List can be found at http://alexandriava.gov/oow/git/donate.html. For more information contact Lyn Myers at lyn.myers@alexandriava.gov or 703-838-4911.

Cooking Demonstration. Old Town Market at Market Square, will be holding cooking demonstrations with chefs from local restaurants from 9:30-11 a.m. See demonstrations by executive chefs from Farrah Olivia Restaurant.

Birding by the Bay. 10:15-11:45 a.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Join the walk to look for songbirds, waterfowl, bald eagles and more. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Autumn Amble. 3-4:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Join this guided walk as our fall foliage transforms Mason Neck State Park. Meet at the Bay View Trailhead. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek Paddle Expeditions. 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Experience Mason Neck State Park like never before. While on your trip you will enter the realm of the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Beaver and the aquatic life living in Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek. Reservation required. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

A Walk Through History. 10 a.m. at the corner of South Alfred and Duke Streets. The walk is based upon rediscovering Alexandria’s Free Historic African Americans and includes the newly rededicated Freedmen’s Cemetery. There will be selected points to stop and do some creative writing. Free. For additional information, call Cheryl Anne Colton, Cultural Arts Administrator, at 703-838-6348 or e-mail at cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

Yard Sale. 8:30-11:30 a.m. to benefit Thomas Jefferson HS for Science & Technology nationally-recognized Crew Team in the School Cafeteria, 6560 Braddock Road. Free. 703-207-9239.

Fort Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, 4301 West Braddock Road. Build a fort to raise awareness of SOS Children’s Villages. $50 registration fee. Create a team and build a fort to win prizes. All ages. To register visit www.wowus.org/fortfestival or 913-206-2037.

Country Market. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alexandria Country Day School, 2400 Russell Road. Free. Enjoy rides, food, music, games and more. Free. Call 703-548-4804 or visit www.acdsnet.org.

Flea Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2911 Cameron Mills Road. There will be baked goods, treasures, moon bounce and more. Proceeds benefit local outreach projects. 703-549-5500.

Fall Craft Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road. Find a variety of items from over 75 vendors, including artwork, jewelry, crafts, clothing and more. Free. 703-971-8693.

Woodlawn’s Haunted History. 7-11 p.m., hear about the superstitions and voodoo of days gone by as well as contemporary "visits." There is an entrance fee and reservations are required. 703-780-4000.

Ghost Tour and 1780s Funeral. 6-9 p.m. at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Experience a re-enactment of Colonel John Carlyle’s 1780 funeral, including a funeral procession and Internment at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. A ghost tour of Alexandria is included. Reservations required. 703-683-3451.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Got Butter? 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Come make and eat delicious fresh butter with us. Meet in Picnic Area. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Amazing Eagles. 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Look for Bald Eagles. Binoculars and spotting scope will be available for viewing. Meet at bird blind at the end of the Eagle Spur Trail. Free. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek Paddle Expeditions. 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. at Mason Neck Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Experience Mason Neck State Park like never before. While on your trip you will enter the realm of the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Beaver and the aquatic life living in Belmont Bay and Kane’s Creek. Reservation required. Call 703-339-2385 or 703-339-2380.

Photography Clinic. 3 p.m. until sunset at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road. Learn the basics about photography and then take a walk and shoot some wildlife. Bring your own camera. Free. 703-339-2385.

Music Performance. Joel Holmes Trio will perform at 4 p.m. at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St. $10 donation. 703-549-1334.

Woodlawn’s Haunted History. 7-11 p.m., hear about the superstitions and voodoo of days gone by as well as contemporary "visits." There is an entrance fee and reservations are required. 703-780-4000.

Tuesday/Oct. 30

Lecture Series. 6:30 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Lecture by fiber artist B.J. Adams. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Edgar Allen Poe. 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Actor David Keltz will recreate Poe’s visit and perform various selections including "The Raven" and "El Dorado." $12/person, not suitable for children under 12 years. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org 703-838-4994 for tickets.

Music Performance. T.C. Williams High School and Minnie Howard School orchestras will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the new John C. Albohm Auditorium at T.C. Williams, 3330 King St. Free.703-824-6800.

Lecture. 6:30 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Fiber artist B.J. Adams will give a talk on her work. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Halloween Movie Night. Enjoy a creepy voodoo classic plus refreshments at 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults. Free. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

Edgar Allen Poe. 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Actor David Keltz will recreate Poe’s visit and perform various selections including "The Raven" and "El Dorado." $12/person, not suitable for children under 12 years. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org 703-838-4994 for tickets.

Pumpkin Parade. Seasonal stories and costume parade at 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Costume optional. Age 2-5 with adult. Free. 703-765-3645.

Friday/Nov.2

Holiday Shop. The Mount Vernon Evening and Mason Neck Lions will hold a holiday shop from 4-8 p.m. at 8009 Apollo St., Mason Neck. There will be handcrafted items, Christmas décor and gifts available. Free. All proceeds benefit local charities. 703-569-0207 or 703-339-7099.

Art Show and Sale. PotomaClay will show a variety of works and have a reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. View works by 14 contemporary clay artists. Free. Visit www.potomaclay.com for more.