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Calendar Oct. 9-15

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

Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, will hold a pumpkin patch through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Proceeds benefit local charities.

On Mondays, Sept. 8 through Dec. 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, will be having Yoga for Gardeners for adults. The program will offer a series of classes featuring the Vinyasa method to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance for gardening. $ 66/ six-class sessions. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

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.

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. 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: 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.

On Mondays, 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

On Mondays Sept. 8 through Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Green Spring Gardens will be having Let’s Grow kid’s Gardening Program where kids will enjoy sprouting seeds, growing vegetables, planting, flowers, exploring soil and other out door fun. $ 70 /student. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Historic Mount Vernon will have special commemorative whiskey sets available for sale beginning Aug. 4! The set includes a shot glass and a 50 mL bottle of whiskey consisting of 11 different whiskey brands blended and aged at Mount Vernon in 2005. The gift sets are $25 and are available for purchase in person with a valid ID at the Shops at Mount Vernon or George Washington’s Distillery. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 15 and continuing weekly through Monday, Nov. 17, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum will be hosting its fall session of Tavern Toddlers. Tavern Toddlers features a weekly open playtime on Mondays, excluding Federal holidays, between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Each week costs $7 for a group of three, which must include one adult, and additional people are just $3. Pre-registration is not required, and single or multiple passes can be purchased at the door. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal St. For more information, call 703838.4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Thursday/Oct. 9

Teen Volunteer Fair. 5-8:45 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Meet community organizations needing volunteers. Children ages 12-18. 703-765-3645.

Music Performance. Hear Lori Grigsby & Sandy Moyer perform with Patricia Cooper at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. $10/person. Visit www.nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Recycling Event. Drop off light bulbs, computers and peripherals and cell phones at Calvert Jones’ headquarters, 5703 Edsall Road. Free. www.calvertjonesgreen.com for more.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5. Free. 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Music Event. See Matt Wilson in “My Baby Grand” at the Carlyle Club. $20/person. Reservations can be made at www.carlyleclub.com or 703-548-5953.

Friday/Oct. 10

Lecture. Noon at Market Square, 301 King St. Hear Don Wallingford speak. Free.

Annual Memorial Service. 11 a.m. at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King St., Alexandria. Memorial service and wreath laying honoring the men and women of the Alexandria Fire Services. RSVP to cemetery@ivyhill.org or 703-549-7413.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Camerata will sing with the Singing Sergeants. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Gallery Opening. 7-10 p.m. See “From our Trees Artistry is Revealed,” a collaborative exhibit of work by members of the Del Ray Artisans and the Washington Woodworkers’ Guild at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave. Free. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org for more information.

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

Job Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. UCM diversity job fair. Bring resumes. Free.

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

Music Event. See Matt Wilson in “My Baby Grand” at the Carlyle Club. $20/person. Reservations can be made at www.carlyleclub.com or 703-548-5953.

Saturday/Oct. 11

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.

Perennials. Learn to Garden with Perennials and woody plants with The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Design with Perennials: Time and Your Garden with Karen Rexrode. The class will combine both indoor and outdoor explorations. $ 18/ adults. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Lecture. 2 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Hear Don Wallingford speak. Free.

Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Woodlawn. Browse through quilts, hats, scarves and more. Free. Lunch will be available. 703-780-4000.

Dyke Marsh. 3 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Learn about the bird sanctuary, nature preserve and more. Free. 703-765-3645.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Browse through a variety of titles and more. Free. 703-339-4610.

Murder Mystery Dinner. 7 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy a three-course dinner and three murders. $80/member; $100/non-member. Register at www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Alexandria Arts Safari. Noon-4 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Enjoy hands-on crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

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

Music Lover’s Festival. Noon-6:30 p.m. at Alleyne A.M.E. Zion Church, 1419 King St. Free.

Family Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Armistead L. Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Blvd. Free. Enjoy theater, music, activities, food and more. Free. 703-838-4686.

Jaycees Community Yard Sale. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Anthony T. Lane Elementary School, 7137 Beulah St. Browse toys, furniture, clothing and more. Free. Visit www.alexjaycees.org/yardsales.htm or 703-866-7171.

Community Fun Fair. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 7730 Fordson Road. Free.

Wee Ones Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Hooray for Books!, 1555 King St. Children 2 and under. Free. Visit www.hooray4books.com or 703-548-4092.

Open House. 1-5 p.m. at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St. Enjoy crafts, tours and more. Free. Visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or 703-838-3852.

Sunday/Oct. 12

Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Woodlawn. Browse through quilts, hats, scarves and more. Free. Lunch will be available. 703-780-4000.

Music Performance. Hear Lucy Kaplansky perform a Jay Votel tribute show at 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. $15/general; $12/member. Visit www.focusmusic.org or 703-501-6061.

Recital. 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Lyceum, 201 South Washington St. Hear soprano Rebecca Littig and pianist Frank Conlon perform classical pieces. Free. For information call 202-332-3133.

Native American Story Time. 11 a.m. at Hooray for Books!, 1555 King St. Children 2-6. Free. Visit www.hooray4books.com or 703-548-4092.

Monday/Oct. 13

Columbus Day Fast & Furriest 5k. 8 a.m. at Belle Haven Sailing Marina. Register at www.active.com or 703-966-7202.

Author Signing. 4-6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate Shops. Joseph Ellis will sign copies of his book “Founding Brothers.” Free, but books must be purchased from Mount Vernon. Visit mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Tuesday/Oct. 14

One, Two, Three – Let’s Go. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy number stories and activities. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

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

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

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Wednesday/Oct. 15

Fall Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Hear how billiards became important to tavern activities. $12/lecture or $30/series of 3. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

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

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 12-13 can enjoy stories and fingerplays. Free. 703-765-3645.

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

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

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Thursday/Oct. 16

Lecture and Book Signing. 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Join Dr. Searetha Smith-Collins, author of “The Road to Wisdom, Plain and Simple” for a discussion and book signing. Free. www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356 for more information.

Book Sale. Noon-9 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free. 703-838-4566.

Book Group. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Discuss “Second Sex” by de Beauvoir. Free. 703-931-3559.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5. Free. 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Bats. 4 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 3 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Friday/Oct. 17

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

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

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

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. Hear music by the Ottone Ensemble and brass quintet. $15/adult; $10/student, senior; $5/child. 703-765-4342.

Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free. 703-838-4566.

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

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear music by Virginia Virtuosi. $15/adult; 45/student, senior.

Saturday/Oct. 18

Craft Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Over 30 crafters, silent auction, bake ale, lunch and more will be featured. Free. 703-765-4573.

Author Signing. 1 p.m. at Olsson’s Books, 106 S. Union St. Julie Patton and Rita Holtz will sign “Historic Photos of Alexandria.” 301-562-5912.

Octoberfest. 3-7 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, food, auction and more. Free. Visit www.staidansepis.org.

Fall Harvest Family Days. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy wagon rides, maze, games, music and more. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Jesse and James with Mutts Gone Nuts. 11 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages can see juggling, comedy and more. Free. 703-971-0010.

Harambee Readers. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Are You Raising the Next Generation of Hoodlums?” Free. 703-765-3645.

Duct Tape Craft. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children ages 13-15 can make a duct tape craft. Free. 703-339-4610.

Electronics Recycling Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Immanuel Church on the Hill. Bring computers, cell phones, televisions, toasters and other items. Free, but $10 donation for data destruction services.

Flea Market. 9 a.m. –1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2911 Cameron Mills Rd. In addition to the flea market will be baked goods, a moon bounce, children’s corner, collectibles, attic treasures and lunch. Proceeds go to local charities. 703-549-5500.

Art Reception. 5 – 8 p.m. See Lampwork artist Andrew Brown’s trunk show at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St.

Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free. 703-838-4566.

Saturday Stories. 10:30 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 Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. All ages. Free. 703-519-6000.

Art Exhibit. The members of the Kingstowne Area Artists will display works from noon-5 p.m. at the Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway. Free.

Paws in the Park. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Montgomery Park at Montgomery and N. Royal Streets. $10/family includes pets. Enjoy yoga for dogs, parades and more.

Sunday/Oct. 19

Beer Tasting. 2-5 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House Museum, 614 Oronoco St. Enjoy sampling beers, painting the glass and more. $40/person. 703-548-1789 to purchase tickets.

Fall Harvest Family Days. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy wagon rides, maze, games, music and more. $13/adult; $12/senior; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Beginners and advanced players age 12 and up can learn to play. Free. 703-765-3645.

Piano Recital. 6 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 Prince St. Etsuko Hirose will perform a benefit concert for the Japanese American’s Care Fund. $25/person. E-mail carefund@gmail.com or 703-256-5223.

Historic Huntley Open House. 2-4 p.m. at Historic Huntley, 6918 Harrison Lane. Free. Enjoy puppet shows, tours and more. Free.

Art Reception. Noon – 5 p.m. See Lampwork artist Andrew Brown’s trunk show at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St.

Organ Recital. 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Free. Visit www.stpetersmusic.org or 703-536-6606.

Monday/Oct. 20

Book Discussion. 3:30 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-8 can partake in early reader book activities. Call for titles. Free. 703-971-0010.

Little Pumpkins. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children ages 24-35 months can enjoy Fall stories, songs and more. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Discuss “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Free. 703-838-4566.

Baby Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

Bilingual Story Time. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Ages 3-5. Free. 703-519-6000.

Tuesday/Oct. 21

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 10-12 can have a lively book discussion. Free. Call for title. 703-971-0010.

Exploring Genealogy. 11 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Adults learn how to trace ancestry. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free. Children up to age 4. 703-838-4566.

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

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

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Wednesday/Oct. 22

Underground Railroad Lecture. Author Mary Kay Ricks will discuss “Escape on the Pearl: The Story of the Largest Attempted Escape on the Underground Railroad and Its Links to Alexandria” at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington St. Free. Information at www.alexandriahistorical.org or 703-683-2636.

Going Batty. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Ages 5-12 can learn about bats. Free. 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

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

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

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

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Thursday/Oct. 23

Stories and Science. 4 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 4-6 can enjoy stories, science experiments and more. Free. 703-971-0010.

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children up to age 5 can enjoy bedtime stories in pajamas. Free. 703-339-4610.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5. Free. 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Thursday Story Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5. Free. 703-838-4566.

Creatures of the Night. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Elementary school students only. Free. 703-838-4566.

Art of the Short Story. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Discuss Raymond Carver selections in “Art of the Short Story.” Free. 703-519-6000.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 3-5. Free. 703-838-4555.

Dr. H. Marc Cathey Day. 7 p.m. at River Farm. Hear a talk on “The Science and Magic of Flowers.” $12/member; $15/non member. To register visit www.ahs.org or 703-768-5700 ext. 137.

Friday/Oct. 24

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

Taste for Giving. 7-10 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Enjoy food, wine, beer and entertainment to benefit local charities. $75/person. Visit www.alexandriarotary.org or 703-535-1200.

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

Saturday/ Oct. 25

Design Symposium. The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be holding the special event Design Symposium: Gardening in Small Space from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will explore imaginative solutions to small garden space and more. Free lectures, refreshments, and lunch. $89. For more information and to register call 73-642-5173.

Bus Tour. Take a bus tour of Gettysburg. $135/nonmember; $120/member. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. To register, 703-838-4848.

Open House. 7-10 p.m. at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Reservations required. Enjoy tours of the grounds, exhibits and more. 703-235-1530.

Craft Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Edison High School. Browse artwork, jewelry, clothing and more. Free. E-mail edisonhscraftshow@yahoo.com or 703-971-8693.

Opera Performance. 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King St. Watch “La Rondine” by Puccini. $25/adult; $20/student, senior. Visit PucciniAmerica.org or 301-528-4305 for tickets.

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

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, 923 S. 23rd St. For children ages 2-10. $8/person or $15/family max. Lunch available. 703-624-1309.

Annual Dinner and Auction. 6:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Hotel, 625 First St. Benefits the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. $75/person. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org or 703-838-4774 ext. 0.

Free Harvest Festival. 3-7 p.m. at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Ave. Wear costumes and enjoy moon bounces, trunk-or-treats, games and more. Free. Visit www.delrayumc.org or 703-549-2088.

Opening Reception. 4-6 p.m., see “Homecoming” and “States of Mind” exhibition by William “Skip” Lawrence and Diane Santarella through Nov. 23 at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Visit workhousearts.org for more.

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the new Boys & Girls Club, 7800 Belford Drive. Free. 703-304-8631.

Sunday/Oct. 26

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear “Requiem, Mass and Canticles” by the New Dominion Chorale. $25; $20/senior; $5/student. Visit www.newdominion.org or 703-442-9404.

Dog Adoption. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at PetSmart Potomac Yard, 3351 Jefferson Davis Highway. Visit www.homeward.petfinder.com for pictures of the animals. $250/dog cash. 703-739-4844.

Monday/ Oct. 27

Family Story Time. 2-3 p.m. at The Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Listen to stories and enjoy an activity. Free. For more information call 703-642-5173.

Stretch Your Mind. 4 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children ages 6-2 can enjoy brain teasers, games and more. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free. Children up to age 4. 703-838-4566.

Mindful Eating. 7-8 p.m. in Old Town. Learn how to create healthy cupcakes. $25/person. Visit www.howetoeat.com to register.

Tuesday/Oct. 28

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Discuss “When Elephants Weep” by Jeffrey M. Masson. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

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

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

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Wednesday/Oct. 29

Reception. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 138 North Royal St. Celebrate the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau’s 15th Annual Evening in the Heart of Alexandria Fundraiser. Tickets are $75. Call 703-836-2176 or visit www.alexandriavolunteerbureau.org.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Kim Murphy will discuss her book “Whispers from the Grave.” Free. 703-838-4566.

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

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

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 2 and up. Free. 703-838-4555.

Thursday/Oct. 30

Halloween on Parade. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and activities. Costumes encouraged. Free. 703-339-4610.

Lighters and Matches. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 3-5 can learn about fire safety from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Free. 703-765-3645.

Poe Performance. 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. David Keltz will return at Edgar Allen Poe and perform selections such as “The Black Cat” and “The Raven.” $15/person. 703-838-4994.

Story Time. 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5. Free. 703-519-5900 ext. 4.

Thursday Story Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5. Free. 703-838-4566.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Ages 3-5. Free. 703-838-4555.