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Calendar July 17-23

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<cal2> The Alexandria Choral Society announces auditions for the Adult Chorus. Auditions will be held July 15 and Aug. 5 from 6-9 p.m. and July 26 and Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road. Sign up for an audition time at www.AlexChoralSociety.org. If you have any questions about the audition process, e-mail AlexandriaChoralSociety@gmail.org.

The City of Alexandria will host its Second Annual Film Festival at the Lee Center’s Kauffman Auditorium (1108 Jefferson St.) from Sept. 25 through Sept. 28. This year’s Film Festival theme is “Politics in the USA,” and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking short films, features, and documentaries supporting the theme. Winning films will be shown as part of the Festival. The Commission has extended the deadline to submit a film entry to July 30. To receive a submission form, visit www.alexandriacommissionforthearts.org .

Ongoing

Every Monday and Friday through August from 10 a.m. –11 a.m. or 11 a.m. –noon Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be having Harry Potter’s Plants and Potions for 6- 12 year olds. The program teaches children how to craft a wizard’s wand and make potions. $6 for Students. Call 703-642-5173 to register. For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gspg

Every Monday and Friday through Aug 11-15 and 18-22 Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be having Butterfly Lab to teach children ages 6-12 to raise their own butterflies. $ 135 for students, includes supplies and light snacks. Call 703-642-5173 to register. For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gspg

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: 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 Saturdays 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.

On Mondays, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Green Spring Gardens will be having Family Story Time for children of all ages where there will be stories and activities. Free. For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gspg

Children enter a world of fantasy and fables when costumed interpreters weave three tales together during Mount Vernon’s outdoor storytelling session, “Once Upon a Time at Mount Vernon”, held every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. through Sept. 27 at the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site. “Once Upon at Time at Mount Vernon” is included in regular Estate admission: adults, $13.00; youth ages 6-11, $6.00; and children under 5 are admitted free. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

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.

Wrestling Appreciation Night. 6 p.m. at T.C. Williams, 3330 King St. Attend an open mat session. Visit www.virginiawrestling.com for prices.

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.

Wrestling Tournament. 10 a.m. at TC Williams, 3330 King St. $20/early registration; $25/door to participate or $5/adult; $2/student to watch. Visit www.virginiawrestling.com for more.

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. 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.

Wednesday/July 23

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road. Hear the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Summer band perform. Free. 703-922-9841.

Writer’s Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Bring work and receive feedback. Free. 703-339-4610.

Stage Makeup and Special Effects. 2:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 12-18 can learn techniques from the stage. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tai Chi & Qigong. Noon at Mindful Hands, 211 King St. Hosted by Lion and Dragon Yoga. Free. Visit www.mindfulhands.com or 703-683-2074.

Thursday/July 24

Tangle of Tales. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Puppets will present stories from around the world for all ages. Free. 703-971-0010.

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy songs and activities that feature bugs. Free. 703-339-4610.

Summer Fun. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs and more. Free. 703-768-6700.

Art Workshop. The Crossroads Gallery, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, will host workshops with featured artist and Alexandria native Audrey Grissom on from 3-4 p.m. Free.

Friday/July 25

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. 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.

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 26

Lee District Nights. 7:30 p.m. at Hayfield Elementary School, 7633 Telegraph Road. Hear Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer perform. Free. 703-324-SHOW (7469).

Diverse World of Hydrangeas. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. $18/person. Learn everything about hydrangeas. 703-642-5173.

African Heritage Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Free. Enjoy “Reaching Back, Moving Forward” with music, dancing, workshops, food and more. 703-838-4844.

Sunday/July 27

Dress Up Your Walls Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to effectively display art in home. Includes a full tea. $25/person. 703-941-7987 to register.

Music Performance. Pianist Stephen Bertino 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 28

Writers’ Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Bring work and receive feedback. Free. 703-339-4610.

Tuesday/July 29

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Daughters age 9-11 can join. Call for title, 703-971-0010.

Balloon Animals. 2 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 6-12 can learn how to make balloon animals. Free. 703-765-3645.

Library Lullabies. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 1-5 can enjoy bedtime stories and activities. Free. 703-765-3645.

Theater Night. 8 p.m. at Little Theater of Alexandria. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a night of “1776.” $25/person. 703-765-3949.

Wednesday/July 30

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

On the Ball. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can see former Harlem Globetrotter Spinny Johnson perform tricks. Free. 703-339-4610.

Art Workshop. The Crossroads Gallery, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, will host workshops with featured artist and Alexandria native Audrey Grissom on from 3-4 p.m. Free.

Thursday/July 31

Day at The Beach. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can learn about sand, waves, tides and sun along with creatures at the shore. Free. 703-971-0010.

Lutindo. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. All ages can stomp feet and clap along with Ssuuna. Free. 703-768-6700.

Friday/Aug. 1

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. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances for more.’