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Calendar June 5-11

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

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.

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/June 6

Opening Reception. 7-10 p.m., artists “Think Green” at the Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., from June 5-29. Artists thought about the environment through their artwork. Free. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

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 West Potomac High School, Carl Sandburg and other local school choirs will perform songs from Broadway at 7:30 p.m. in the West Potomac Auditorium. $10/person. Visit HYPERLINK www.westpotomacchoirs.org for more.

Landscaping. 9 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to create a garden. $160/two sessions. 703-642-5173.

Eco Savvy Rose Gardening. 1:30-3 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Design a rose garden with low maintenance roses and ecologically savvy plants. $15/person. 703-642-5173.

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

Saturday/June 7

BBQ and Music. Noon-5 p.m. at Lee Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. Enjoy bluegrass music by Dead Men’s Hollow and more while eating BBQ. 445/adult; $30/student; $15/child. Proceeds benefit Lee-Fendall House. 703-548-1789.

Fun Fair. Noon-3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Features moonbounces, slides, face painting, music, games, food and more. $10/family. E-mail lizwixson1@hotmail.com

Opening Reception. 5:30-8 p.m., see “2 Visions,” at Gallery West, 1213 King St., from June 4 through July 6. Features the work of two of the gallery’s newest members, Linda Bankerd and Robinwyn Lewis. Visit www.gallery-west.com or 703-549-6006.

All About Kittens. 1-3 p.m. at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Learn about kittens. Free. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org or 703-838-4774.

Armenian Festival. Noon-6 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Enjoy homemade food, music and handcrafted items. Free. 703-883-4686.

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

Music Performance. The West Potomac High School, Carl Sandburg and other local school choirs will perform songs from Broadway at 7:30 p.m. in the West Potomac Auditorium. $10/person. Visit HYPERLINK www.westpotomacchoirs.org for more.

Container Workshop: Pots. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Design a container garden. $55/person. 703-642-5173.

Garden Sprouts: Lamb’s Ears and Dandy Lions. 10 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 years can search for spider plants, elephant’s ears and more. $6/child. To register, 703-642-5173.

Kelley Cares 5k Run. 8 a.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. Proceeds will benefit a Mobile Multi-Sensory Room for the Therapeutic Recreation Program of Alexandria. Visit www.delraycitizen.org for more.

School Fun Fair. Noon-3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Rec Center. Free. www.delraycitizen.org for more.

Gala. Sacramento Community Gala will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sacramento’s Shopping Center, 8792 E. Sacramento Drive. Includes a fashion show, music, yard sale, bike rodeo and more. Free. 703-619-2964.

Sunday/June 8

Music Performance. Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will perform selections from “The Pirates of the Caribbean” at 2 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. $5/person. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Songs of Freedom. 1-5:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Hear music by the Alfred Street Baptist Church Male Chorus, see hearth cooking demonstrations and take tours www.gunstonhall.com or 703-550-9220 for ticket information.

Music Performance. Focus Inn Alexandria presents Ellis with Bob Sima 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.

Arlandria-Chirilagua Festival. Noon-7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Village Shopping Center, 3700-3800 blocks of Mount Vernon Ave. Free. Features music, food, activities, arts and crafts and more. 703-883-4686.

Picnic and Party. 11 a.m., at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane. There will be a moon bounce, face painting, games, music, and food. 703-765-6118 or visit www.mvpconline.org.

Summer Table Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn outdoor entertaining tips while enjoying an English tea. $25/person. To register, 703-941-7987.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Beginners and advanced players age 12 and up can learn. Free. 703-765-3645.

Medicine and Advertising. Robert E. Greenspan will talk about his book “Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art” at 4 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Free, but reservations required, www.nvfaa.org or 703-838-3852.

Monday/June 9

Camp Read-A-Lot. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 24-35 months can enjoy stories and activities about the great outdoors. Free. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture” by John Battelle. Free. 703-768-6700.

Books & Ideas. 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/June 10

Tuesday Evening Book Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “Run” by Anne Patchett. Free. 703-768-6700.

Meet the Author. 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Meet Warren Brown and get copies of his signed book “Cake Love.” Free. 703-765-3645.

Wednesday/June 11

Music Performance. The George Washington Middle School Concert, Symphonic and Jazz bands will perform at the school at 7:30 p.m. Free.

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

Intro to Knitting. 6-8 p.m. at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave. Learn the basics. $55/person. Register at "Danielle@knit-a-gogo.com.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 13-23 months with adult can enjoy short stories and activities. Free. 703-971-0010.

Rising Words, Rising Images. 11 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Elijah of Buxton” by Christopher Paul Curtis followed by a related activity. For children ages 9-12. Free. 703-765-3645.

Thursday/June 12

Opening Reception. 7-8:30 p.m. Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., presents photos by Peggy Fleming and Karen Keating. Free. From June 2 through July 7. Visit torpedofactory.org for more.

Opening Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. see “Body Piecing” by Deborah Addison Coburn at The Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., from June 5 through July 7. Features abstract paintings and collages. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

My Fabulous Family! 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and activities that celebrate families. Free. 703-339-4610.

Second Thursday. Browse open studios, interact with artists and enjoy refreshments from 6-9 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Madeline MacNeil performs with Todd Crowley. $10/person. Visit www.nvfaa.org; madelinemacneil.com or 703-548-0035.

Friday/June 13

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.

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

Familiar Fairy Tales. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories, activities and a craft about princes and princesses. Free. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/June 14

Concert. 8-10 p.m. at Minnie Howard Middle School, 3801 W. Braddock Road. Presented by Destiny’s Dream. Visit www.destinysdream.org or 703-360-1599.

Local Authors. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Meet authors such as Charnika Louise Hayes, Beverly Babin Woods and more. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

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

Landscaping. 9 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to create a garden. $160/two sessions. 703-642-5173.

Trash and Treasures. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. James’ Episcopal Church of Mount Vernon, 5614 Old Mill Road. Baked goods, toys, books, food and more will be available. Enjoy prizes, raffles and more. Free. 703-780-3081.

Sunday/June 15

Father’s Day Tours. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Listen to General Washington discuss his role as husband, stepfather and Father of Our Country. $13/adult; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Beginners and advanced players age 12 and up can learn. Free. 703-765-3645.

Father’s Day Tours. Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St., and Apothecary Museum, 105 S. Fairfax St., are giving free tours to fathers. $4/adult; $2/child. Visit www.historicalexandria.org for more.

Father’s Day Tours. 1-4 p.m. at Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St. Every father, with his children, will receive a certificate, get to ring the bell and get his picture taken. Free. Visit www.friendshipfirehouse.org for more.

Tuesday/June 17

Pinwheel Baby Blanket. 7-9 p.m. at Knit Happens, 127A N. Washington St. Learn to work in the round and increase with this project. $70. Register at 703-836-0039.

Baby Booties Crash Course. 7-9 p.m. at Knit Happens, 127A N. Washington St. learn to increase and decrease. $50. Register at 703-836-0039.

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 with adult. Free. 703-971-0010.

On the Farm. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy stories and activities about barnyard friends. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/June 18

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road. Hear Flat Foot Sam and the Educated Fools perform. Free. 703-922-9841.

Lutindo! 2:30 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6200 Rose Hill Drive. All ages can stomp feet and clap with Ssuuna, as he presents traditional African music, dance and stories. Free. 703-971-0010.

Book Discussion Group. 7:15 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6200 Rose Hill Drive. Adults. Free. 703-971-0010.

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

Thursday/June 19

Summer Solstice Concert. 7-8 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Bring a picnic or order one and listen to music by the Fairfax Symphony Dixieland Band. $45/picnic for two. Concert is free. 703-642-5173.

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Take a relaxing stroll through the gardens and enjoy a tea. $25/person. To register, 703-941-7987.

Garden Sprouts: Tops and Bottoms. 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 years can learn about plants we eat and then enjoy a healthy snack and make a garden. $6/child. To register, 703-642-5173.

American Wildlife. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can meet and learn about live animals from the backyard and beyond. Free. 703-339-4610.

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 Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “Poems” by Anna Akhmatova. Free. 703-768-6700.

Reading Magic. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. A magic show full of comedy and fun with Turley the Magician. For children ages 6-12. Free. 703-765-3645.

Friday/June 20

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.

Art Talk. 7-9 p.m. in the Torpedo Factory Main Hall, 105 N. Union St. Ken Matsuzaki will talk about his career as a potter. Free. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

Closing Reception. 5-10 p.m., Blueberry Art Gallery, 3112-A Mount Vernon Ave., presents “Delray” by K. Wesley E. Clark from June 1 through June 21.

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.

Closing Reception. 5-10 p.m. see art by Wesley Clark from June 1 through June 21 at Blueberry Art Gallery, 3112A Mount Vernon Ave. Free. 703-894-8854.

Outdoor Symposium. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Parents, teachers and volunteers can integrate outdoor learning and gardening into the schoolyard and curriculum. $35/person. To register, 703-642-5173.

Friday Flicks. Noon at John Marshall Library, 6200 Rose Hill Drive. Children up to age 5 can bring lunch and enjoy stories and a short movie. Free. 703-971-0010.

Creatures Great and Small. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Enjoy a musical review of animal songs and stories for all ages. Free. 703-768-6700.

Saturday/June 21

Closing Reception. 5-10 p.m., Blueberry Art Gallery, 3112-A Mount Vernon Ave., presents “Delray” by K. Wesley E. Clark from June 1 through June 21.

Soldier-Led Tour. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Road. Learn about Fort Ward, soldier’s life and more. Free. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Closing Reception. 5-10 p.m. see art by Wesley Clark from June 1 through June 21 at Blueberry Art Gallery, 3112A Mount Vernon Ave. Free. 703-894-8854.

Older Cat Care. 1-3 p.m. at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Learn about adult cats. Free. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org or 703-838-4774.

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

Framed Botanical Art: Pressed Ferns. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Garden. Learn how to mount flowers on paper and then frame them. $25/person. 703-642-5173.

Garden Sprouts: Tops and Bottoms. 10 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 3-5 years can learn about plants we eat and then enjoy a healthy snack and make a garden. $6/child. To register, 703-642-5173.

Play Ball! 2 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Bring a camera and take a photo with Potomac Nationals mascot Uncle Slam, an item for his autograph and then hear a baseball story. Free. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. Discuss and then get signed copies of “The Dark Before the Light at Dawn” by Vanessa Grace at 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. 703-765-3645.

Movie. 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Rec Center. Watch “Shrek 3.” Free. www.delraycitizen.org for more.

Dog Massage Class. 1-2:30 p.m. at Tails of Old Towne in Del Ray. Bring a dog and learn basic techniques. Register at www.tailsofoldetowne.com or 703-768-0500.

Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. 703-838-4827.

Sunday/June 22

Workshop. Students can take part in a “Junk Mail Collage Workshop” from noon-3 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. $25/member; $35/non-member. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org or 703-838-4826.

Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Ave. Watch “A Peanuts Celebration.” Free. Visit www.delrayumc.org.

Summer Herbal Teas. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to enjoy the herbs in a garden or window box. Includes a full tea. $25/person. To register, 703-941-7987.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Beginners and advanced players age 12 and up can learn. Free. 703-765-3645.

Workshop. Noon-3 p.m. at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Karen Schmitz will conduct a “Junk Mail Collage Workshop.” $35/non-member; $25/member. Reservations required, www.thedelrayartisans.org or 703-838-4826.

Monday/June 23

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. Discuss “Dead Heat” by Dick Francis. Free. 703-768-6700.

On The Ball. Spinny Johnson performs fun and amazing basketball tricks for children ages 6-12 at 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/June 24

Pinwheel Baby Blanket. 7-9 p.m. at Knit Happens, 127A N. Washington St. Learn to work in the round and increase with this project. $70. Register at 703-836-0039.

Baby Booties Crash Course. 7-9 p.m. at Knit Happens, 127A N. Washington St. learn to increase and decrease. $50. Register at 703-836-0039.

What’s the Matter? 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6200 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can explore chemistry with fizz, foam and flash. Free. 703-971-0010.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “Pontoon” by Garrison Keillor. 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 and popcorn. Free. 703-768-6700.

Teen Poetry Workshop. Meet author Kyndall Brown and learn how to write own poetry at 2 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. For children ages 12 and up. Free. 703-765-3645.

Wednesday/June 25

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

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

J is for June. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2500 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 2-5 can have fun with the alphabet and stories for the month of June. Free. 703-765-3645.