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Calendar May 15-21

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.

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” 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 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. 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School. The United States Air Force Band will perform a free concert featuring Alexandria native SMSgt Bill Marr. 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.

Music Performance. 12:15 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Features students from local and visiting schools. Free. 703-883-4648.

Book Sale. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Browse through a variety of books. 703-519-6000.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 24-36 months. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

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.

Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Springs Road. The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society hosts this sale. Free. Visit www.odcsmums.org or 703-560-8776.

Kinship Care Family Cookout. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Road. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and others raising a child for another family member and children ages 3-12 can participate in this free event. 703-324-3517.

All Alexandria Reads. 10 a.m. at Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Get clicker training or enjoy pet massages at 11 a.m. and noon. Free.

Book Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Browse through a variety of books. 703-519-6000.

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m. Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Puppy Puppets Craft. 2-5 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. For children ages 4-12. 703-519-6000.

Yard Sale. Deer Run Crossing community will be holding a yard sale from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Free. Browse through toys, goods, books and more.

Walk For the World. 2 p.m. at Belle Haven Marina Park, 1100 Belle View Blvd. Families and pets can participate. Donations encouraged. Visit wfp.org or fighthunger.org for more.

Workshop. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 6120 N. Kings Highway. Partake in a workshop on solutions to fight global hunger. Register at www.bread.org/rsvp or 1-800-82-BREAD.

Del Ray House and Garden Tour. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., tour 11 of Del Ray’s historic homes and gardens. $20/person on the day of the tour. Visit www.delraycitizen.org for more.

Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Parklawn Community. Browse toys, books and more. Visit www.parklawncommunity.org for more.

Home Run Derby and Family Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Darsey Field and Hollin Hall Fields. Includes races, photos, moon bounces, food and more. Benefits Fort Hunt Little League. Free.

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.

Historic Huntley Open House. 2-4 p.m. at Historic Huntley, 6918 Harrison Lane. Enjoy a puppet show featuring Thomson Mason and his family. Free. Enjoy light refreshments. 703-768-2525.

Toast to Alexandria. 4-7 p.m. at Collingwood-on-the-Potomac, 8301 E. Boulevard Drive. Taste wines, food and more from local restaurants and vineyards. For tickets visit www.campagnacenter.org. or 703-549-0111. Proceeds benefit Campagna Center.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 115 S. Washington St. Features music by the Chancel Choir and more. Free but canned goods accepted. Visit www.wsumc.com or 703-836-4324.

Memorial Ride. 2 p.m., families can enjoy an 8-mile casual bike ride. Meet at Jones Point Parking lot. In memory of Ellen Pickering. Free.

Music Performance. Natalya Shkoda will perform at 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. She will perform music by Viktor Kosenko. $20/person.

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.

Little One-Ders. 10 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 12-23 months. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Family Story Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Discuss “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman. Free. 703-838-4566.

Mother Goose Time. 9: 30 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. For children ages 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4555.

Tuesday/May 20

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Enjoy a lively book discussion on “Janitor’s Boy” by Andrew. 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.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 24-36 months. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children up to age 4. Free. 703-838-4566.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. For children ages 2-3. 703-519-6000.

Mother Goose Time. 9: 30 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. For children ages 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4555.

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.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. For children ages 3-6. 703-519-6000.

Pajama Story Time. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children ages 3-6. Free. 703-838-4566.

Thursday/May 22

Stories and Science. 4 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Stories, activities and a science-experiement. Age 4-6. Free. 703-971-0010.

Down on the Farm. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs and activities about farm animals. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

Music Together. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children up to age 5 can enjoy movement and music. Free. 703-765-3645.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 3-5. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Thursday Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children 3-5. Free. 703-838-4566.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

Short Story Discussion. Discuss the last three stories in “Art of the Story” by David Halpern at 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. 703-519-3498.

Friday/May 23

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.

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

Music Performance. 12:15 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Features students from local and visiting schools. Free. 703-883-4648.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 24-36 months. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Saturday/May 24

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m. Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

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.

Tuesday/May 27

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults discuss “Born on a Blue Day” by Daniel Tammet. Free. 703-339-4610.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 24-36 months. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children up to age 4. Free. 703-838-4566.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. For children ages 2-3. 703-519-6000.

Wednesday/May 28

Writer’s Review. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Review peer works and get feedback. Free. 703-339-4610.

Cold War Lecture. Francis Gary Powers, Jr., son of the U-2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in May 1960, will discuss “The Cold War: A Son’s Perspective” at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistorical.org or 703-838-4994.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. For children ages 3-6. 703-519-6000.

Thursday/May 29

Music Performance. 12:15 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Features students from local and visiting schools. Free. 703-883-4648.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 3-5. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Thursday Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children 3-5. Free. 703-838-4566.

Mother Goose Time. 9:30 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For children 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

Friday/May 30

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.

Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. For children ages 24-36 months. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Performance. The upper elementary students of Aquinas Montessori School, 8484 Mount Vernon Highway, will show “Aladdin, Jr.,” for the Fete celebration from 6-8:30 p.m. Visit www.aquinasmontessorischool.com for more.

Saturday/May 31

Spring Perennials – Design & Combination Planting. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Bring a garden design to life by exploring the world of perennials and beautiful woody plants. $18/session. Call 703-642-5173 to register.

Car Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lyceum. See orphan cars from companies such as Willys, Nash, Packard and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or 703-838-4994.

Car Show. 8 a.m.-noon at Mount Vernon High School. Browse through a flea market, entertainment and more. $10/car and free for spectators. 703-781-0826.

Dance Concert. The Choreographers Collaboration Project presents “Celebrate Del Ray” at 7 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. $10/adult; $5/child.

Saturday Stories. 10:30 a.m. Time For 2s. 10 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages. Free. Registration required, 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Saturday Stories. 2 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free. For all ages. 703-519-6000.

Movie Watch. 8:30 p.m. at FireFlies Restaurant, 1501 Mount Vernon Ave. Watch “Noise” by Aussie writer/director Matthew Saville. Free. Visit duncanfilms.blogspot.com or 703-548-7200.

Music Performance. Hear performances by the winners of the APAA music competition at 4 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. 703-505-0700.

Monday/June 1

Opening Reception. 5-9 p.m., Blueberry Art Gallery, 3112-A Mount Vernon Ave., presents “Delray” by K. Wesley E. Clark from June 1 through June 21.

Celebrate Life. 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Stardust Restaurant. Children and adults will celebrate life at a “Mad Hatter” tea party. Features portraits, auction, music and more. Benefits the International Morquio Organization. Visit www.morquio.org for more.

Tuesday/June 2

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear music by Audrey Andrist and Kaleigh Acord. Free. 703-838-4994.

Thursday/June 5

First Thursday. Noon-9 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.

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.