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Calendar July 3-9

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

Ongoing

See a replica Liberty Bell everyday through July 6 at Mount Vernon Estate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

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.

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: 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.

On Sundays from noon-5 p.m., visit the Waterfront and see history-inspired performances near the Torpedo Factory; do a “meet and greet” of early Alexandria residents and travelers near the Waterfront and lower King Street. Free. Visit www.historicalexandria.org for more.

In celebration of the exhibition “Setting the President’s Table: American Presidential China,” visitors to Mount Vernon will have a chance every day from June 1 to Aug. 31 to win a piece of porcelain featuring the Martha Washington “States” pattern. Drawings occur daily at 3 p.m. in the Shops at Mount Vernon, and the grand prize will be drawn on Aug. 31. No purchase is required, and visitors do not have to be present to win. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

On weekdays from June through August, from 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon., children ages 6-12 can hunt for Harry Potter’s favorite plants and explore their lore. Learn how to craft a wand and make potions. Groups welcome. $6/student. 703-642-5173. At Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road.

On Saturdays from June 7 through Aug. 16 from 1-3 p.m., children ages 8-12 years can learn how to create a garden with hands-on activities and will be able to grow a garden. $10/student. At Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. To register, 703-642-5173.

See Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., in a whole new light – lantern light. Tour the 1785 tavern and 1792 City Hotel during the summer season with costumed guides as you experience the tavern as patrons did more than 200 years ago before the advent of electricity. Tours are every Friday night, June through August, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person ages 5 and up. Tours last approximately 30 minutes, with the last tour starting at 9:15 p.m. Call ahead to confirm tour date. For more information, call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Friday/July 4

Independence at Mount Vernon. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy a variety of events including meeting General and Mrs. Washington. $13/adult; $6/child; children under 5 free. Visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Organ Concert. 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Features “Stars and Stripes Forever” and more. Free. Visit www.stpaulsepis.com or 703-549-3312.

Storytime 10:30 a.m. at Hooray For Books!, 1555 King St. Children age 2 and under can enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Free. Visit www.hooray4books.com or 703-548-0492.

Saturday/July 5

Lee District Nights. 7:30 p.m. at Hayfield Elementary School, 7633 Telegraph Road. Hear Alexandria Kleztet perform. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).

Garden Sprouts: Water, Water Everywhere. 10 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about the Chesapeake Bay, make an ocean in a bottle and more. $6/child. 703-642-5173 to register.

Storytime 11 a.m. at Hooray For Books!, 1555 King St. Children ages 2-5 can get in the mood for sun, sand, and waves with stories like “Beach Bugs” and a craft about the seashore. Free. Visit www.hooray4books.com or 703-548-0492.

Sunday/July 6

Music Performance. The Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra will perform with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic at 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.wmpa.us for more.

Monday/July 7

Let’s Go. 2:30 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages can take part in Tracey Eldridge’s musical trip. Free. 703-971-0010.

Teddy Bear Picnic. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 24-35 months can bring favorite stuffed animal and listen to songs and stories. Free. 703-339-4610.

Comics Around the World. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Age 12-18. See comics from around the world and create your own. Free. 703-768-6700.

Tuesday/July 8

Let’s Go. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All ages can take part in Tracey Eldridge’s musical trip. Free. 703-339-4610.

Martha’s Movie Madness. 2 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 6-12 can enjoy a movie with popcorn. Free. 703-768-6700.

Book Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “Amsterdam” by Ian McEwan. Free. 703-768-6700.

Wednesday/July 9

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road. Hear Billy Coulter perform. Free. 703-922-9841.

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

Rising Words, Rising Images. 11 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Golden Tales: Myths, Legends and Folktales from Latin America” by Lulu Delacre. Children ages 9-12. Free. 703-765-3645.

Thursday/July 10

Let’s Play. 2 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can learn how to play games from around the world. Free. 703-971-0010.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Hear music by the Harley String Band. $10/person. Visit www.nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Second Thursday Art Night. 6-9 p.m. in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Browse studios, enjoy refreshments and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

Author Reading. Solveig Eggerz will read from her book “Seal Woman, A Novel” at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Old Town, 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

Friday/July 11

Mount Vernon Nights. Listen to a variety of music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway starting June 6. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances for more.

Friday Flicks. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children up to age 5 can bring lunch and enjoy stories and a short movie. Free. 703-971-0010.

Nursery Tales & Mother Goose Rhymes. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories, crafts and activities. Free. 703-768-6700.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 1-5 can bring lunch and enjoy stories. Free. 703-765-3645.

Saturday/July 12

Lee District Nights. 7:30 p.m. at Hayfield Elementary School, 7633 Telegraph Road. Hear The Nighthawks perform. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).

Music Performance. The Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free. Visit www.nvcc.edu or 703-845-6156.

Deciduous Tree ID. 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to identify trees and more. $20/person. 703-642-5173.

Picnics and More. 10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Enjoy games, food and more. Order a picnic or bring one. $40/picnic or $12/adult; $5/child. 703-642-5173.

City Birthday Celebration. 4-10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St. Features music by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, fireworks and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriava.gov for more.

What’s the Matter? 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can learn about chemistry through fizz, foam and flash. Free. 703-339-4610.

Mr. Brian and the Boppets. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. All ages can enjoy puppet fun. Free. 703-768-6700.

Family Dig Day. 1:30-3 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $5/person. Participate in a “real” dig. Reservations required, www.alexandriaarchaeology.org or 703-838-4399.

Author Reading. Susan Richards will read from her book “Chosen Forever, A Memoir” at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Old Town, 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

Sunday/July 13

Dog Wash. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dogtopia, 3121 Colvin St. Enjoy games, food and more with donations going to K9 Support Charity. Free. 703-751-7387.

Artist Talk. The Crossroads Gallery, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, will host an Artists Talk and Reception with Alexandria Native Audrey Grissom and her son Alex about their exhibit “Two Ways of Seeing by a Mother and a Son,” from 4-6 p.m. Free.

Music Performance. Pianist Haskell Small will perform with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic at 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.wmpa.us for more.

Monday/July 14

Music Performance. The Alexandria Guitar Festival will have performances at 1 p.m. at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. Free. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho” by Jon Katz. Free. 703-768-6700.

Day at the Beach. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 6-12 can learn about animals, sand, waves, tides and more. Free. 703-765-3645.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Peace Like a River” by Lief Enger.” Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/July 15

Music Performance. The Alexandria Guitar Festival will have performances at 1 p.m. at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. Free. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more.

Garden Getaway. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Explore two gardens and tour the Franciscan Monastery, but bring a lunch. $55/person. 703-642-5173.

On the Ball. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can see former Harlem Globetrotter Spinny Johnson perform tricks. Free. 703-971-0010.

Summertime Fun. 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/July 16

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road. Hear Last Train Home perform. Free. 703-922-9841.

Papermaking Workshop. 10 a.m.-noon at Art at the Center, 25 S. Quaker Lane. Children and accompanying adult can make paper in a studio setting. All ages are welcome. $20. 703-581-5598 or www.artatthecenter.org.

Music Performance. The Alexandria Guitar Festival will have performances at 1 p.m. at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. Free. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more.

Concert Series. 4:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music by a variety of guitarists. $25/evening or $12/afternoon. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for a list.

Concert in the Garden. 7-8 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Enjoy music by the Fairfax Brass Quintet. Picnics encouraged. Concert is free, but catered picnics $45. 703-642-5173.

Sun Fun. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories and activities. Free. 703-971-0010.

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

Artful Doodles. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can learn how to draw. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

Podcast. 3 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children age 8-18 can learn how to create own podcast. Free. 703-765-3645.

Thursday/July 17

Kitchen Drawer Printmaking. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Art at the Center, 25 S. Quaker Lane. Enjoy an evening with friends, old and new, exploring the art of printmaking in a supportive studio environment. $25. For reservations call 703-581-5598 or e-mail info@artatthecenter.org

Music Performance. The Alexandria Guitar Festival will have performances at 1 p.m. at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. Free. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more.

Concert Series. 4:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music by a variety of guitarists. $25/evening or $12/afternoon. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for a list.

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy an English tea. $25/person. 703-941-7987 to register.

Garden Sprouts: Berry-licious. 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about the different berries and then hunt for them. $6/child. 703-642-5173 to register.

Just Twos. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 24-35 months can enjoy stories and activities. Free. 703-768-6700.

Poetry Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss poems by Stanley Kunitz. Free. 703-768-6700.

Friday/July 18

Mount Vernon Nights. Listen to a variety of music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway starting June 6. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances for more.

Music Performance. The Alexandria Guitar Festival will have performances at 1 p.m. at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. Free. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for more.

Concert Series. 4:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music by a variety of guitarists. $25/evening or $12/afternoon. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for a list.

Friday Flicks. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children up to age 5 can bring lunch and enjoy stories and a short movie. Free. 703-971-0010.

Lunch Bunnies. Noon at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 1-5 can bring lunch and enjoy stories. Free. 703-765-3645.

Film Festival. Watch “Bee Movie” at 8:45 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St. Enjoy food from a variety of vendors and more. Free. 301-625-3512.

Saturday/July 19

Yard Sale. The Alexandria Jaycees will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Anthony T. Lane Elementary School, 7137 Beulah St. Free. Browse a variety of items. Vendors may register online at www.alexjaycees.org/yardsales.htm. For updated rain date information call 703-866-7171.

Lee District Nights. 7:30 p.m. at Hayfield Elementary School, 7633 Telegraph Road. Hear Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys perform. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).

Designing with Perennials. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Combine perennials and woody plants. $18/session. 703-642-5173.

Caribbean Night. 6-8:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy a silent auction, food, margaritas and more. $30/member; $40/non-member; $50/door. Proceeds benefit the renovation of the City Tavern Ice Well. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Concert Series. 4:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Hear music by a variety of guitarists. $25/evening or $12/afternoon. Visit www.alexandriaguitarfestival.com for a list.

Designing with Perennials. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to choose plants and maintain them. $18/session. 703-642-5173.

Tales of Brer Rabbit Tea. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 6 years and up can hear stories about Brer Rabbit. $25 includes a tea. 703-941-7987 to register.

Garden Sprouts: Berry-licious. 10 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about the different berries and then hunt for them. $6/child. 703-642-5173 to register.

Comics Around the World. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Age 12-18. See comics from around the world and create your own. Free. 703-339-4610.

American Wildlife. 2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 6-12 can meet and learn about animals from the backyard. Free. 703-768-6700.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Sugar: A Novel” by Bernice McFadden. Free. 703-765-3645.

Film Festival. Watch “Transformers” at 8:45 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St. Enjoy food from a variety of vendors and more. Free. 301-625-3512.

Sunday/July 20

Family Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Ave. Free. Watch “Cars.” Free. Visit www.delrayumc.org for more.

Music Performance. Pianist Alexander Beresovsky will perform with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic at 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.wmpa.us for more.

Monday/July 21

Books: Passport to Adventure. 2 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can listen to stories about other countries and play games. Free. 703-339-4610.

Tangle of Tales. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. All ages can enjoy puppet stories from around the world. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/July 22

Books: Passport to Adventure. 2:30 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can enjoy games, stories and crafts from around the world. Free. 703-971-0010.

Tangle of Tales. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All ages can enjoy stories presented by puppets and more. Free. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “Le Mariage” by Diane Johnson.