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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar May 1-7

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Ongoing

Tickets for Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will go on sale April 15 via www.ticketmaster.com, 703-573-SEAT or Mount Vernon’s Orientation Center. $30/person. Sample a variety of wines while listening from a variety of historic interpreters. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Bike Ride. Every Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cameron Run Regional Park Parking lot, 4100 Eisenhower Ave. Come ride on the Holmes Run Greenway. Anyone can ride, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Ride either 5.6 miles or 6.9 miles. Visit http://bike.meetup.com/288 or call Susan Schneider, BikeWalk Alexandria, at 202-403-1148.

The Alexandria Library invites the community to read “Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog,” by John Grogan this spring as part of the inaugural All Alexandria Reads program. From April through June, all residents of Alexandria are encouraged to check out “Marley & Me,” and get involved in discussion groups, special events, and activities that focus on animal-based themes from the book. Extra copies of the book are available at every library in Alexandria—check out your copy today and be a part of this exciting program. As part of this year’s All Alexandria Reads activities, the Alexandria Library has planned a number of other spring programs featuring information on dog health, obedience, and even massage. For a complete listing of events, visit a branch of the Alexandria Library or visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us

Visit George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See how whiskey got started. $4/adult; $2/child. Get discounts with admission to Mount Vernon Estate. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Take a seasonal walking tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. This 30-minute tour explores a variety of contributions. Free. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

On Sundays take a Potomac River Sightseeing Cruise at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. $9/adult; $5/child in addition to Mount Vernon Estate admission. Visit www.mountvernon.org for schedules.

Green Spring Garden has a market on Saturdays, May 3, 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Browse through shrubs, grasses and more. 703-642-5173.

Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road, is holding a children’s gardening program every Monday from 2-4 p.m. through May 19. Children between 8-12 years old can get garden lessons, do hands-on activities, and grow your own garden with help from Green Spring staff and Master Gardeners. $70/student. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Every Tuesday and Thursday through October from 5- 8 p.m. at Hotel Monaco Alexandria, enjoy Doggie Happy Hour. Enjoy doggie treats and human treats.

Join City archaeologists and trained volunteers for an exciting program for kids of all ages at Alexandria Archaeology Family Dig Days. Be part of the fascinating archaeological investigation and discover firsthand the hidden clues left behind by the people who lived and worked there hundreds of years ago, by helping screen excavated soil. Monthly Family Dig Days will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, in Alexandria. The 2008 dates are on Saturdays: May 31; June 14; July 12; Aug. 16; Sept. 20 and Oct. 18. $5/person and spots fill up fast. Call 703-838-4399 or visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org to reserve a spot.

Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., presents “Larry, Cat in Space” beginning Friday, May 9 through Sunday, June 15. Enjoy a heartwarming story about a cat who takes a trip to the moon to be with his owner. Show times are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors & children 12 and younger. For further information, call the Planetarium office at 703-228-6070.

Friday/May 2

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Silent Auction. 7-10 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction featuring products and services from top Old Town and area merchants. Tickets are $30 each and $55 per couple in advance, and $40 each onsite. Proceeds benefit the children of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church Preschool, Alexandria. Call 703-461-6598.

New Hope Gala. Held at Historic lobby of Terminal A, Washington Reagan National Airport. Includes reception, auctions, dinner, dancing and more. $150/person. For reservations call 703-799-2293 ext. 20.

Theatre Performance. T.C. Williams High School presents “Aida” at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 3330 King St. $8/adult; $6/student, staff or senior citizen.

Sidewalk Sale. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the corner of Prince and Payne Streets, Alexandria. Browse through housewares, antiques, books and more. Benefits ALIVE! Visit www.alive-inc.org or 703-684-1430.

Lunch Bunch. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children up to age 5 can bring a lunch and listen to stories. Free. 703-971-0010.

Saturday/May 3

Spring Bus Tour. The Friends of Fort Ward presents a tour to Manassas and Ball’s Bluff and see highlights including Manassas Battlefield Park and more.

$105/member; $120/nonmembers includes snacks, transportation and admission. Lunch is separate. 703-88-4848 to register.

Music Celebration. Tom Paxton will be honored at 7 p.m. at Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Performers include The Chad Mitchell Trio, Side by Side and more. $40-$90/person. Visit www.wfma.net or 1-866-412-5943.

Teddy Bear Tea. 1-3:30 p.m. at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Children ages 5-10 with adult can learn about table etiquette. $18/person and reservations required by April 25. 703-838-4356.

Church BBQ. 11 a.m. until sold out at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. Includes pork bbq and grilled chicken, hot dogs and more. $8. Benefits church activities and outreach programs. Visit www.saintlukeschurch.net or 703-765-4342.

Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Mason Elementary School, 2601 Cameron Mills Road. Sale includes perennials, herbs, vegetables and more. Free.

Open House. 1-4 p.m. see Alexandria artist Patrick O’Brien and Arlington artist Barbara Weber exhibit some of their turned wood and basketry at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, from May 6 through June 2. Free. Visit www.theartistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.

Theatre Performance. T.C. Williams High School presents “Aida” at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 3330 King St. $8/adult; $6/student, staff or senior citizen.

Spring Art Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Browse through a variety of art by the Del Ray artisans. Free. 301-270-2323.

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Families can enjoy Japanese story telling, try on coats and more. Free. 703-971-0010.

Sunday/May 4

Opening Reception. 1-3 p.m. meet artists from “Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists” at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road from April 29 through June 30. Free. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorist.com or 703-642-5173.

Stories and Music. 4-6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. All ages can enjoy local storytellers, musicians and more. Food sales and donations benefit Mount Vernon Unitarian Church and Fort Hunt Preschool. Free. 703-765-5950.

Trunk Show. The Alexandria Choral Society presents a trunk show from 1-4 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club, 1023 Fort Hunt Road. Features a fashion show, vendors, silent auction and more. $25/person or $40/two people. Visit www.alexchoralsociety.org.

Walkathon. 1:30-4:30 at First Christian Church, 2723 King St. Walk 5 miles with proceeds benefiting ALIVE! $10/adult; $5/child and senior. 703-548-9255.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2911 Cameron Mills Road. Features music by the John Adams Orff Ensemble. Free. Donations benefit the school’s Janice Baker Cook Fund for Music. 703-824-6970.

Music Performance. The Russian Chamber Art Society will perform at 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Enjoy a tribute to the Three Giants. $35/person at www.thercas.com or at the door.

Music Concert. 7 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road. Free. Features music by Handel. Visit www.gracealex.org for more.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children and adults 12 and up can learn how to play. Beginners and advance players welcome. Free. 703-765-3645.

Monday/May 5

In the Merry Month of May. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/May 6

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Bishop Ireton, 201 Cambridge Road. Hear music by Bishop Ireton bands and more. $5/adult; $3/student, senior. 703-212-5162.

What’s New. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Learn about new picture books available for preschoolers. Free. 703-971-0010.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-768-6700.

Story Time Adventures. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 6-9 can enjoy stories, games and activities. Free. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/May 7

Opening Reception. 5-8 p.m. “Rhapsody In Bloom,” a collection of watercolors and fine art photography by local artists Kathleen and Tom Ball, will be on display at the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm headquarters through June 28. For more information, please contact Sarah Christie, Events Coordinator, at 703-768-5700 ext. 114 or schristie@ahs.org.

Moms Are Great. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and activities about Mother’s Day. Free. 703-971-0010.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children up to age 5 can bring lunch and enjoy some fun. Free. 703-339-4610.

Thursday/May 8

Music Performance. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St. Enjoy a performance with Jancy, wine, refreshments, and more. Brings awareness to the center’s “Building Better Futures” program. Visit www.campagnacenter.org for tickets.

Opening Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. the Art League Gallery showcases “Inner Harbor” by Phoebe Twichell Peterson from May 8 through June 2 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780.

Author Signing and Discussion. 6-9 p.m. at Elizabeth Stone Gallery, 1127 King St. Rory Zuckerman will perform and sign items. Free. Visit www.elizabethstonegallery.com for more.

Lunafest. 6:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Enjoy a fundraising film festival that shows films by women, promoting women’s issues. $25/person. Visit www.naralva.org or 202-973-3085.

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents “Led by Thread” from May 7 through June 1. See an exhibit that incorporates fiber. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Music Performance. Laura Baron will have a cd release party at 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum. $10/door. Visit ww.nvfaa.org for more.

Second Thursday: All About Dogs. 6-8 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Browse open studios, enjoy refreshments and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Friday/May 9

Lunch Bunch. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children up to age 5 can bring a lunch and listen to stories. Free. 703-971-0010.

Flower Gardens. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Stories, crafts and activities for children ages 2-5. Free. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/May 10

Festa Romana. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lyles Crouch School, 530 S. Saint Asaph St. See the Roman Army, play games, paint shields and more. Proceeds benefit The Amy High Latin Scholarship Fund.

Mother’s Day Party. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Meet Mrs. Washington, see demonstrations, dancing and more. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Beatles Night. 6-10 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Features Black Moon Tonic, food, beer, wine and more. Advance reservations required, spillthebeans@cox.net or 703-489-0296.

Fiber Workshop. Noon-5 p.m. outside of Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St. See free weaving demonstrations and more. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival. 1-5 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Browse through hand-made crafts and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriavolunteers.com or 703-834-2176.

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Families can listen to a paper crane story and then make origami paper cranes. Free. 703-971-0010.

Opening Reception. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The von Brahler Ltd./Gallery presents “Rock” by Yuri Kokoyanin. See sculptures, carvings and paintings. Free. 703-798-8686.

Sunday/May 11

Mother’s Day Tours. 1-4 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, 614 Oronoco St. Mothers and grandmothers can take free tours with their families. $4/adult; $2/student. Visit www.LeeFendallHouse.org or 703-548-1789.

Mother’s Day Party. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Meet Mrs. Washington, see demonstrations, dancing and more. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Music Performance. Hear the Marine Band perform at 2 p.m. at Rachel M. Shlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com or 703-845-6156.

Knitting. Join Knit-a-Gogo at Le Pain Quotidien, 701 King St., from 5:30-8 p.m. for a meal and then learning for the first time or improving on existing knitting skills to create a beautiful handmade spring scarf. $55 for beginners. $65/intermediate. To register, call 202-669-8282 or e-mail Danielle@knit-a-gogo.com for more.

Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Browse through hand-made crafts and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriavolunteers.com or 703-834-2176.

Mother’s Day Tours. 1-5 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Free tours for visiting mothers. Reservations required, www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Free Mother’s Day Tour. 1-5 p.m. at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St. Mothers can enjoy free tours; $4/adult; $2/child. Visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or 703-838-3852.

All That Jazz. 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road. Choral Society will perform music by Rob Landes and more. $15/adult; $10/senior; children under 18 are free. Visit www.alexchoralsociety.org or 703-548-4734.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children and adults 12 and up can learn how to play. Beginners and advance players welcome. Free. 703-765-3645.

Opening Reception. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The von Brahler Ltd./Gallery presents “Rock” by Yuri Kokoyanin. See sculptures, carvings and paintings. Free. 703-798-8686.

Monday/May 12

Music Performance. The United States Air Force Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Early Readers Book Discussion. 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Ages 6-8 can enjoy early reader book activities. Free. 703-971-0010.

Mommy and Me. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 24-35 months can enjoy stories and fun. Free. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “When All the World Was Young: A Memoir” by Barbara Holland. Free. 703-768-6700.

Books and Ideas. Adults can discuss “The Water’s Lovely” by Ruth Rendell at 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/May 13

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children up to age 5 can enjoy bedtime stories in their pajamas. Free. 703-339-4610.

Book Group. Young adults can discuss a book at 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. Call for title. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/May 14

Lecture. Hear about the restoration of Dyke Marsh at 7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park Visitors’ Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Free. Visit www.fodm.org or 703-768-2525.

Knit Picks. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Bring needles and learn some new projects. Beginners welcome. Ages 10-14. Free. 703-971-0010.

Rising Words, Rising Images. 11 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Confucius: The Golden Rule” by Russell Freedman with related activities. Children ages 9-12. Free. 703-765-3645.

Thursday/May 15

Jazz Poetry. 7 p.m. at Caboose Café, 2419 Mount Vernon Ave. Features Jonathan Vaile, Cliff Bernier and more. Free. 703-566-1283.

Just Twos. 10:30 a.m. Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Stories and activities for children ages 24-35 months. Free. 703-768-6700.

Poetry Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults can recite favorite song lyrics. Free. 703-768-6700.

Friday/May 16

Music Performance. The Mount Vernon Swing Band will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. $4/person. 703-765-4573.

May Fete Celebration. 6-8:30 p.m. at Aquinas Montessori, 8334 Mount Vernon Highway. Enjoy food, entertainment, theatre performance and more. 703-780-8484 for reservations.

Music Performance. The United States Air Force Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. $30/person. Enjoy wine from 16 wineries, music and more. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Lunch Bunch. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children up to age 5 can bring a lunch and listen to stories. Free. 703-971-0010.

B is for Books. 10:15 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories and activities to celebrate Children’s Book Week. Free. 703-765-3645.

Saturday/May 17

Pancake Breakfast. 7-10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Ave. Enjoy an all you can eat breakfast. $5/adult; $3/child. E-mail office@delrayumc.org or 703-549-2088.

Family Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco St. Take part in arts and crafts, tours and more. Adults are free with children, children ages 5-17 $2. Children under 5 free. Visit www.LeeFendallHouse.org or 703-548-1789.

Artist Reception. 4-8 p.m. Gallery West, 1213 King St., presents “Nature’s Journey” from May 7 through June 1. The exhibit showcases landscapes, lotus and flowers by Darlene Kaplan. Free. Visit www.gallery-west.com or 703-549-6006.

Hand Dance Social. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Holiday Inn Hotel, 625 First St., Alexandria. Enjoy cash bar, live music, dancing and more. $20/advance; $25/door with non-perishable food being accepted. Visit www.ktsvacations.net or 703-772-4023 .

Paint Alexandria. The Art League will lead demonstrations and instructional sessions for any artist from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at various events around town. $40/unlimited sessions. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. $30/person. Enjoy wine from 16 wineries, music and more. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Family Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. Families can enjoy arts and crafts, tour, costumes, author signing and more. Adults free when accompanied by children. $2/child. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

Del Ray House Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour 11 houses in the original Town of Potomac. $15/advance; $20/day. Visit www.delraycitizen.org for more.

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Families can listen to a paper crane story and then make origami paper cranes. Free. 703-971-0010.

Puppetopia. 3 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. All ages can enjoy tales for book lovers. Free. 703-768-6700.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Breath, Eyes, Memory” by Edwidge Danticat. Free. 703-765-6700.

Mesa Verde Murder. 7 p.m. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Meet southwestern characters, gather evidence and find out whodunit. Adults. Free. 703-765-6700.

Sunday/May 18

Music Performance. Focus Inn presents John Flynn with Spencer Bates 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.

Paint Alexandria. The Art League will lead demonstrations and instructional sessions for any artist from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at various events around town. $40/unlimited sessions. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. $30/person. Enjoy wine from 16 wineries, music and more. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Tea with Martha Washington. 3 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy tea, food, and dancing with Mrs. Washington. Party attire requested. $20/person. Reservations required, www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children and adults 12 and up can learn how to play. Beginners and advance players welcome. Free. 703-765-3645.

Monday/May 19

Writer’s Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults can read material aloud for feedback. Free. 703-339-4610.

Mystery Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults discuss “Edge of Midnight” by Charlene Weir. Free. 703-768-6700.

Tuesday/May 20

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Enjoy a lively book discussion. Call for title. Ages 9-11. Free. 703-971-0010.

Fantastic Me. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy stories and activities. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/May 21

Fashion Show. Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, will hold a fashion show to benefit the Autism Society of America and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. 7-9 p.m. $6/advance; $8/door. Visit www.tjhsst.edu/fac or 703-750-8300.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Stories, fingerplays and activities. Call for title. Children ages 13-23. Free. 703-971-0010.

Book Discussion. 7:15 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Enjoy a lively book discussion. Call for title. Adults. Free. 703-971-0010.

Natural Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Ages 3-5. Enjoy stories, crafts and more for a sunny day. Free. 703-768-6700.