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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar Feb. 28-March 5

Send announcements to the Gazette, by e-mail to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Photos and artwork are encouraged. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week's paper. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with questions.

Ongoing

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.

America's oldest and largest display of historic and contemporary needlework open competition is showcased each day of March (1-31) at Woodlawn's 1805 mansion, 9000 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nelly's Needlers' Tea Room offers lunch and desserts from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (cash and checks only). Group luncheon reservations for 10 or more are required — call 703-960-9012. All proceeds benefit Woodlawn. Visit www.woodlawn1805.org or 703-780-4000.

People can enter "Best Story Ever" contest by Burke & Herbert. Person's interested in submitting their story should visit www.burkeandherbert.com and click on the "Tell us your story" banner ad on the home page. Stories must be received by March 1. The top stories will be posted and people can vote on them from March 14-31 and the author of the winning entry will win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Stories may also be mailed to: Toni Andrews, Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co., PO Box 268, Alexandria, VA 22314. For information call 703-549-6600 Ext. 2153.

Friday/Feb. 29

Lunch Bunch. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Bring a lunch and join us for stories. Birth-5 with adult. Free. 703-971-0010.

Time For Twos. Children ages 24-36 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. At 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music for the trumpet by the Air Force Band. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Saturday/March 1

Dance Performance. The Jane Franklin Dance presents "Sound Walk" at 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. $30/adult; $27/student or senior; $16/child under 12. Tickets online for $23 at www.janefranklin.com. 703-933-1111.

Book Launch. 7-9 p.m. at Radiance Medspa, 917 King St. Meet local author Mary Ady and receive a signed edition of her book "An Infant Massage Guidebook for Well, Premature & Special Needs Babies." $24.95/person. RSVP by Feb. 10 to 571-748-3855.

Boutique Warehouse Sale. The fourth annual warehouse sale is being held at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Free. Browse through clothing, shoes, jewelry and more at clearance prices. 703-548-7105 or 703-548-1615.

Music Performance. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band will perform in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 12:30 p.m. in Old Town. Free. Visit www.navyband.navy.mil or 202-433-2525.

Animal Estate Planning. 1 p.m. at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Learn how to ensure pets are taken care of after owners die. Free but RSVP required, 703-838-4774 ext. 210 or lmiller@alexandriaanimals.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade. 10:30 a.m. starts the Fun Dog Show in Market Square, classic car competition at 10:30 a.m. along King Street and the parade at 12:30 p.m. at King and West Streets. Free. Visit www.ballyshaners.org or 703-237-2199.

Bugler Performance and Lecture. 1-2:30 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Hear Jari Villanueva demonstrate the bugle and talk about the role of music in battle. Reservations suggested, $6, www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Sunday/March 2

Music Performance. The "President’s Own" Marine Band will perform at 2 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free. Visit www.marineband.usmc.mil or 202-433-4011.

Swing Into Spring. 2 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Harmony Heritage Singers present an afternoon of music and entertainment for all ages. Free. 703-765-3645.

Monday/March 3

Tavern Toddlers. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Learn about what life was like 200 years ago, how to be a traveler and take part in activities. $10/week for three or $35/five-week pass for up to three people. 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Lectures. 2 p.m. at Bisdorf Building, Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear topics about Venezuela and its leader, Hugo Chavez including the award winning documentary "Chavez: Inside the Coup." Free. E-mail lrich@nvcc.edu or 703-933-3986.

Master Gardeners Class. 7-8:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn how to keep a lawn green and the water clean. Free. For reservations call 703-228-6414. To get assistance or accommodation contact 703-228-6400.

Celebrating Seuss. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories and activities. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/March 4

Lectures. 2 p.m. at Bisdorf Building, Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear topics about Venezuela and its leader, Hugo Chavez including the award winning documentary "Chavez: Inside the Coup." Free. E-mail lrich@nvcc.edu or 703-933-3986.

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 enjoy stories, games and activities. Free. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/March 5

Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser. 5-8 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Taste a variety of wines paired with Belgian chocolate, appetizers and cake. There will be a silent auction featuring gift certificates, services, wine and more. RSVP to Dawn Terminella at dawn@computercore.org or 703-931-7346 ext. 103 by March 3.

Springfest. 7 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Enjoy wine tasting, sangria contest, music, and a preview of a new exhibit. A light menu will be served. $25/presale for members; $30/presale nonmembers; $35/door members; $40/door nonmembers. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 202-716-0349.

Lecture. The Friends of Dyke Marsh presents "Woodrow Wilson Bridge Construction: Can the Builders Be Environmental Stewards?" at 7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Free. 703-768-2525.

Lectures. 2 p.m. at Bisdorf Building, Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear topics about Venezuela and its leader, Hugo Chavez including the award winning documentary "Chavez: Inside the Coup." Free. E-mail lrich@nvcc.edu or 703-933-3986.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 1-5 can bring lunch and have fun. Free. 703-339-4610.

Thursday/March 6

Lectures. 2 p.m. at Bisdorf Building, Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear topics about Venezuela and its leader, Hugo Chavez including the award winning documentary "Chavez: Inside the Coup." Free. E-mail lrich@nvcc.edu or 703-933-3986.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Selected Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson" edited by Robert Linscott at 12:15 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Free. 703-339-4610.

Friday/March 7

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music for the clarinet by the Air Force Band. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

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

Saturday/March 8

Youth Dance Festival. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. with a performance by Jane Franklin Dance at 8 p.m. at Episcopal High School, 3900 W. Braddock Road. $10/advance; $15/door for performance tickets. Tickets for workshops are $50/6 classes. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-298-3235.

Master Gardeners Class. 9:30 a.m.-noon at Thrifton Hills Park, 2814 23rd St. Learn how to prune a garden. Free. To register or information, 703-228-6414.

International Women’s Day Benefit. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., will host a shopping benefit with 20 percent of the sales donated to the Alexandria Office on Women’s programs against domestic violence. Visit www.villagesofalexandria.com or 703-684-1435.

Music and Dance Performance. Bowen McCauley Dance and Alexandria Choral Society will perform "Rapture" featuring a variety of music by Beethoven, Handel and more at 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Tickets range between $20-$80 with matinee youth tickets $5. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Auction. 6:30-10 p.m. at Art Whino Gallery, 717 N. St. Asaph St. Charles Barrett Elementary School is holding a live and silent auction. $12/advance; $15/door. 703-535-6993.

International Dinner and Silent Auction. Wesley United Methodist, 8412 Richmond Ave., is holding dinner, auction and more at 6 p.m. $10/adult; $5/child; 5 and under free. 703-780-5019.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance. 6-11 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 8592 Richmond Highway. Features music, corned beef and cabbage and music. $25/person. Call 703-360-1964 ext 4 for reservations.

Sophie the Performing Dog. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages can watch Sophie do tricks. Free. 703-971-0010.

Sunday/March 9

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents Darren Smith’s solo exhibit "Reality Remixed" from March 6-April 7. Features a variety of photo mosaics. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780 for more.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents "La Femme: Celebration of an Icon" juried by Sarah Tanguy from March 4-April 7. Features art dealing with complex roles of women. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780 for more.

Melody Writing Workshop. 2-5 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. Paul Reisler will lead this workshop. $35/member; $40/other. 703-380-3151.

Music Performance. Paul Reisler and Paddy Dougherty will perform at 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. $15/adult; $12/member. Visit www.focusmusic.org or 703-380-3151.

Performance. 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. See George Roberts transform himself into Apostle Paul and perform "Blessed." Free. 703-765-4342.

Opening Reception. 1-5 p.m. Annemarie Feld will exhibit "Leather & Glass" at Fiberworks Studio 14 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. See a variety of wearable art including belts, bags and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Music and Dance Performance. Bowen McCauley Dance and Alexandria Choral Society will perform "Rapture" featuring a variety of music by Beethoven, Handel and more at 3 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Tickets range between $20-$80 with matinee youth tickets $5. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Monday/March 10

Early Reader Book Discussion. Children ages 6-8 can enjoy book activities at 3 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Free. 703-971-0010.

ABC, Read to Me. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 24-35 months can explore the alphabet with stories and more. Free. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond at 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700.

Books & Ideas. Discuss "My Life in France" by Julia Child at 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/March 11

Lions and Lambs. Stories, activities and a craft for children ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Free. 703-971-0010.

Tuesday Evening Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Call branch for title. Free. 703-768-6700.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and fingerplays. Free. 703-765-3645.

Wednesday/March 12

Rising Words, Rising Images. 11 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 9-12 can read and discuss "Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl" by Tonya Bolden. Free. 703-765-3645.

Thursday/March 13

Second Thursday Art. 6-9 p.m. The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents Darren Smith’s solo exhibit "Reality Remixed" from March 6-April 7. Features a variety of photo mosaics. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1780 for more.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music for the clarinet by the United States Air Force Band Chamber. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Friday/March 14

Statue Dedication. 7:45 a.m. at 100 Daingerfield Road. See a bronze sculpture rendition of Normal Rockwell’s "The Pharmacist" by Alexi Alexiev. Free. 703-683-8200.

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

Bears. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories, activities and crafts with a bear theme at 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/March 15

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.

Ham and Oyster Dinner. 4-7 p.m. at Cranford United Church, 9912 Old Colchester Road. Proceeds benefit Women and Children Missions. 703-339-5382 for price.

Annual Ball. Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria is holding a ball from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City. Tickets are $175/person. Enjoy auctions, food and dancing. E-mail jring10@comcast.net or 703-548-7454.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss "The Woman Who Raised Me: A Memoir" by Victoria Rowell. Free. 703-765-3645.

Sunday/March 16

Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Ave. Watch "Mary Poppins." Free. E-mail office@delrayumc.org or 703-549-2088.

Monday/March 17

Giants and Leprechauns. 2 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. All ages can enjoy stories celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/March 18

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Daughters age 9-11 with adult can enjoy this discussion. Free. 703-971-0010.

March Into Spring. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/March 19

Opening Reception. 4-7 p.m., meet the artists of "The Wonders of Nature," a mixed media art exhibit featuring a variety of artists from Gallery West. Free. 703-768-5700 ext. 112.

Civil War Story Time. 11 a.m. at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Hear stories such as "Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers" by Karen B. Winnick and "The Silent Witness" by Robin Friedman. $2/person and reservations suggested. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 13-2 months can enjoy stories, fingerplays and activities. Free. 703-971-0010.

Book Discussion Group. 7:15 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call for title. Free. 703-971-0010.

Book Monster. 2 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can create a sculpture of a book eating monster. Free. 703-971-0010.

Let’s Play. Children ages 6-12 can play games from around the world from 4-5:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Free. 703-339-4610.

Natural Wonders. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and crafts about elves and leprechauns at 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-768-6700.

Lunch Bunch. Noon at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children up to age 5 can bring a lunch and enjoy stories. Free. 703-765-3645.

Podcast. Learn how to create a podcast at 3 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. For children ages 8-18. Free. 703-765-3645.