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Calendar May 22-28

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: 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.

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.

Monday/May 26

Memorial Day Ceremony. 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Rec, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Celebrate Memorial Day with Friends of Rocky Versace. Free. 703-325-4631.

Memorial Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Features a different band every hour. Free. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or 703-883-4686.

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.

Author Reading. Kathleen Gilles Seidel will discuss her new book “Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige, A Novel” at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s-Old Town, 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

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.

Graduation Celebration. 7-9 p.m. at Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Meet the artists and see art from Empowered Women International. Free. Art and raffle sales benefit EWI. RSVP required, cfripp@aol.com.

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.

Author Reading. Robert Patton will discuss his book “Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom” at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s-Old Town, 106 S. Union St. Free. 703-684-0077.

Dance Concert. 8 p.m. at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. See a performance by the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble. $15/adult; $10/child. Visit www.metroyouthtap.org.

Civil War Camp Days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. See Union and Confederate re-enactors. Suggested donation of $2/adult; $1/child. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-838-4848.

Family Dig Day. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. $5/person. Excavate soil for artifacts. Reservations required, 703-838-4399.

Old Town Medicine Show. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at The Athanaeum, 201 Prince St. See “doctors” demonstrate remedies and services from the 19th century. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org or 703-838-3852.

Sunday/June 1

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.

Opening Reception. 5-9 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.

Monday/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.

Tuesday/June 3

Birthday Talk. 7-9 p.m. at Sacred Circle Bookstore, 919 King St. $30/person. Presented by Rev. Charlene Hicks. Visit www.violetfireenterprises.com.

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.

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.

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.

Music Performance. 2:30 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road. Hear music by the Alfred Street Baptist Church Male Chorus. $8/adult; $4/child. Visit www.gunstonhall.org or 703-550-9220.

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.