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Calendar Sept. 11-17

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Auditions for Old Town Alexandria's auditioned community choir, Ars Choralis, Douglas A. Beck, Music Director, run through Sept. 15. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 9 and run on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:45-9:45 p.m. through the Nov. 1 concert. Ars Choralis rehearses and performs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Contact Douglas Beck at 703-549-3312 or douglas@stpaulsepis.com.

Ongoing

Tickets for Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will go on sale Sept. 1. Tickets are $30/person. Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3,4 & 5 from 6-9 p.m. Visit www.mountvernon.org for tickets.

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: 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.

On Mondays, 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

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.

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.

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/ Sept. 11

Stroll and Tea. Take a relaxing stroll through the gardens and tea at The Historic House with The Green Spring Garden’s Garden Stroll and Tea which will be at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. From 1 to 3 p.m. Individuals and Groups are welcome. $12/ individuals. Form more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and activities. Free. 703-971-0010.

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

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m., see “Aftermath” at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. through Oct. 12. Art describes the effects that traumatic events that disasters had on the artists. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Second Thursday Art Night. 6-9 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Enjoy talks, receptions and more. Free. 703-838-4565 or visit
www.torpedofactory.org.

Friday/ Sept. 12

Ornamental Grasses. Learn about Ornamental Grasses with The Green Springs Garden located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. The event, Basic Gardening Series: Introduction to Ornamental Grasses, will show gardeners how to select, plant, and maintain the best ornamental grasses available. $12/ adults. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear harpists from Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay. $30/adult; $25/student/senior. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. The United States Air Force Concert band will perform a free concert. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

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

Chickens, Ducks and Geese. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. 703-768-6700.

Wee Ones Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Hooray for Books!, 1555 King St. For children 2 and under. Free. Enjoy stories and songs. 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Art. 10 a.m. at 300 King St. Watch as animal sculptures get hoisted onto Market Square. Free. Part of Festival of the Arts.

Gallery Reception. 5 – 8 p.m. at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St. Kaleidoscope Show, featuring internationally acclaimed kaleidoscope artists and a silent auction. Free. 703-838-9785.

Saturday/ Sept. 13

Workshop. Learn to Garden with Perennials and woody plants at Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $ 18/ adults. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Garden Treasure. The Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be having Propagation Series Part 2: Saving Your Treasure - Tender Perennials from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will learn simple and successful propagation techniques from horticulturist, Nancy Olney. $ 22/ adults. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

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.

Gardening Workshop. The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be having Workshop: Casting Concrete Leaves from 1 to 3 p.m. with local artist Judy Murrett who will demonstrate the proper steps to making good leaf castings and assists participants in taking one home. $ 50/ adults. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Opening Reception. 1-3 p.m. see “Ah! THAT Jack and Jill! Parents Empowering African-American Children” at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. from Sept. 13 through Nov. 15. Exhibit explores the family organization. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Alexandria Festival of the Arts. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on King Street. Browse through local and national artists, featuring sculptures, earrings, paintings and more. Free. Visit www.artfestival.com.

18th Century Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. See chocolate making, entertainment, music and more. $13/adult; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Art Activated. Torpedo Factory artist James Dean will talk about his experience as the founding director of the NASA Art Program at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear harpists from Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay. $30/adult; $25/student/senior. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Author Discussion. 5:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 118 N. Washington St. Meet Debby Applegate, author of “The Most Famous Man in America,” a book that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. $20/person.

Puppetopia Presents. 11 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages can enjoy “You Can Do It.” Free. 703-971-0010.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Creekside Village Apartments, 7986 Janna Lee Ave. Free. 703-780-9001.

Hawaiian Luau. 4-9 p.m. at Hope United Church of Christ, 630 Old Telegraph Road. Features music, food and entertainment. $35/adult; $20/child in advance or $40. $25 the day of the event. Visit www.hopeucc.org or 703-960-8772.

Sweets Story Time. 11 a.m. at Hooray for Books!, 1555 King St. For children 2 and under. Free. Enjoy stories about everything sweet. 703-548-4092 or visit www.hooray4books.com.

Model Soldier Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at NoVa Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Browse through model soldiers by U.S. and international artists.$7/adult, children under 12 free. 703-938-6361.

Car Wash. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Benefits the Carl Sandburg Middle School chorus.

Gallery Reception. 4 – 7 p.m. at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St. Kaleidoscope Show, featuring internationally acclaimed kaleidoscope artists and a silent auction. Free. 703-838-9785.

Sunday/ Sept. 14

Garden Help. The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be featuring Freeze! (Preserving your fall harvest tea program). Learn methods on how to freeze your garden harvest and which fruits and vegetables you can freeze while enjoying tea. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Alexandria Festival of the Arts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on King Street. Browse through local and national artists, featuring sculptures, earrings, paintings and more. Free. Visit www.artfestival.com.

18th Century Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. See chocolate making, entertainment, music and more. $13/adult; $6/child. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

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

Olde Towne Dogge Walke. 9 a.m. at the Olde Towne School for Dogs, 529 Oronoco St. Benefits the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. $25/person includes t-shirt and dog bandana. 703-836-7643.

Homecoming Talk. 11 a.m. at Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church, 606A S. Washington St. Guest speaker Rev. Dr. Youtha Hardman Cromwell. Free. 703-836-7332.

Ice Cream Social and Open House. 7-9 p.m. at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive. Drop by for relaxed conversation and more. Free. 703-998-6460.

Gallery Reception. 1 – 5 p.m. at Arts Afire Glass Gallery, 1117 King St. Kaleidoscope Show, featuring internationally acclaimed kaleidoscope artists and a silent auction. Free. 703-838-9785.

Tuesday/Sept. 16

Mother-Daughter Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Age 10-12 with adult. Call for title. 703-971-0010.

Peek-A-Boo. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy songs and activities. Free. 703-339-4610.

Jewelry Sale. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Inova Mount Vernon, 2501 Parkers Lane. Browse through watches, rings, necklaces and more. Free. Proceeds benefit Mount Vernon Hospital. 703-664-7269.

Wednesday/Sept. 17

Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park Visitors’ Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Get an update on Dyke Marsh and more. Free. Visit www.fodm.org or 703-768-2525.

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

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

Natural Wonders: Signs of Autumn. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. 703-768-6700.

Jewelry Sale. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Inova Mount Vernon, 2501 Parkers Lane. Browse through watches, rings, necklaces and more. Free. Proceeds benefit Mount Vernon Hospital. 703-664-7269.

Thursday/Sept. 18

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. Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks. Free. 703-768-6700.

President Lecture. Alexandrian Dr. David M. Abshire, President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, will discuss his seventh book, “A Call to Greatness: Challenging Our Next President.” 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington St. Free. No reservations needed. Information at www.alexandriahistorical.org or 703-683-2636.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. All ages can meet Graeme Base. Free. www.hooray4books.com or 703-548-4092.

Author Signing. 7 p.m. at the home of Bryan and Sandy Bourne. Craig Shirley will talk about his book. $20/person or $30/couple. Includes one book. E-mail info@mvrw.org for reservations.

Friday/Sept. 19

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

S is for September. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy alphabet fun and stories. Free. 703-765-3645.

Opening Reception. 6:30-9 p.m., see “Trompe L’oeil” at Principle Gallery, 208 King St. Features works by Jorge Alberto and more. Visit www.principlegallery.com or 703-739-9326.

Saturday/ Sept 20

Tea Party. The Green Spring Gardens will be having a Tea-Tasting Party from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will taste various black teas and discover the nuances of taste while learning flavors, strengths, and provenance of each. $20/ individual tasting. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

A Night of Fun. The American Horticultural Society is holding their 2008 annual Gala at River Farm. The event, Local Harvest, Bountiful Earth, will include a night of casual dinning, special entertainment, and a vintage couture auction. $ 145/ members and $185 / non-members. For more information call 703-768-5700 ext. 114.

Fete at the Fort. 6-8:30 p.m. at Fort Ward, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Enjoy music, ceremonies and more. Free. 703-838-4848 for reservations.

Food Festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Landmark Plaza, Beauregard Street and Little River Turnpike. Sample cuisine from China, Egypt, Italy and more, while enjoying music, activities and more. Free.

Odyssey 2008. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at NoVa Alexandria Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Learn about alternative fuel transportation. Free. 703-323-2357.

Harambee Readers. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “The Other Side of Womanhood” by Charnika Hayes. Free. 703-765-3645.

Doggie Massage Class, 1-2:30 p.m. at Tails of Olde Towne, 1509-B Leslie Ave. Bring your pooch and spend quality time learning basic massage techniques to keep him in top shape. To register call 703-768-0500 or visit www.tailsofoldetowne.com for more info. The cost of the class is $45 per owner/dog pair.

Fall Festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Enjoy music, activities, food and more. Free. 703-933-5076.

Craft and Fun Fair. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. Includes rides, food and more. Free. 703-417-9219.

Fashion Show. 3-5 p.m. at The Church of the Resurrection Episcopal Church, 2280 North Beauregard St. It’s an old fashioned tea and fashion show! The cost of the Tea is $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit Alexandria’s ALIVE! House. 703-998-0888 for tickets.

Sunday/Sept. 21

Family Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Ave. Watch “Robots.” Free. Visit for more.

Music Performance. Focus Inn Alexandria presents Scott Ainslie with David LaFleur 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.

Anniversary Celebration. Cameron Station Community is celebrating 10 years with music, food and more at Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

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

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at the Lyceum 201 S. Washington St. Hear music for EcoVoce’s 10th anniversary. Free. 703-549-1421.

Music Audtion. 2-5 p.m. at Levine School of Music, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive. Try out for the Metropolitan Wind Ensemble. For requirements and to schedule an appointment, 703-237-5655.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St. Hear music by the George Botts Quartet. $15 donation. Visit meadechurch.org or 703-549-1334.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Franconia Baptist Church, 5912 Franconia Road. Hear the HarbourLights Quartet. Free. 703-971-4475.

Monday/Sept. 22

Writer’s Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All writers can read materials out loud. Free. 703-339-4610.

Mystery Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss “The Collectors” by David Baldacci. Free. 703-768-6700.

Tuesday/Sept. 23

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War and a Dog Named Lava” by Jay Kopelman. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Sept. 24

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

Airfields of Alexandria. 7:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Enjoy a slide show presented by local historian Charlie Davis. Free. 703-768-6700.

Small Wonders. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and fingerplays. Free. 703-765-3645.

Thursday/ Sept. 25

Stroll and Tea. Take a relaxing stroll through the gardens and tea at The Historic House with The Green Spring Garden’s Garden Stroll and Tea. From 1 to 3 p.m. Individuals and Groups are welcome. $12/ individuals. Form more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Genealogy Basics. 7 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St. Free. Learn how to research family history. Reservations required, contact@leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

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

Things That Go! 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 can explore different types of transportation through stories and activities. Free. 703-339-4610.

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

The Godspeed on Display. 2 to 5 p.m. at the Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Arts Center at 105 North Union St. Tour a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607. Free.

Friday/ Sept. 26

Pollinators. The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria will be having the event Basic Gardening Series: Pollinators and other Beneficial Insects from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. During the event, Master Gardeners will explain the importance of pollinators in our lives and what you can do to provide a welcoming habitat. $12/adults. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

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

The Godspeed on Display. 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Arts Center at 105 North Union St. Tour a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607. Free.

Saturday/ Sept. 27

Learn About Wood. Learn about wood while enjoying tea with The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria from 1 to 3 p.m. $ 25/ adults and includes full English Tea. For more information and to register call 703-642-5173.

Fall Garden Festivals. The Green Spring Gardens will be having the Fall Garden Festivals. The event will have adult and family activities from lectures and a tea program on the subject to the wood to a silent auction. Lecture $ 20 and tea programs $25. For more information call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

Historic Alexandria Museum Gala. 6:30-11 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Gala pays tribute to Alexandria. Tickets begin $150/person with proceeds benefiting historic sites and museums. Visit www.historicalalexandria.org or 703-838-4554.

Slave Remembrance. 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Features readings. Performances, music and more. Also honor members of the military. $13/adult; $6/child. Visit mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Gala. 6:30-11 p.m. at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Enjoy the Historic Alexandria Museum Gala with music, dancing and more. $150/person. www.historicalexandria.org or 703-838-4554.

Historic Alexandria Homes Tour. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at houses in Old Town. $30/person in advance; $35/day of. Proceeds benefit the Twig Pavilion. Visit www.thetwig.org or 703-683-5544.

The Godspeed on Display. 2 to 5 p.m. at the Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Arts Center at 105 North Union St. Tour a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607. Free.

Native Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkfairfax tennis courts, 3601 Valley Dr. Browse collections of native perennials, shrubs and trees from 11 vendors. Free. 703-671-8416.

Sunday/Sept. 28

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

Dash for Dad. 8 a.m. at AMC Hoffman Center, 206 Swamp Fox Road. Run a 10k to support ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer. Visit www.dashfordad.org to register.

The Godspeed on Display. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marina behind the Torpedo Factory Arts Center at 105 North Union St. Tour a re-creation of one of the three ships that brought America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607. Free.

Monday/ Sept. 29

Story Time. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy Family Story Time with The Green Spring Gardens located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria where they will listen to stories read by their children’s librarian and enjoy an activity. From 2-3 p.m. Free. For more information call 703-642-5173.

Saturday/Oct. 4

Country Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pohick Episcopal Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Enjoy games, food, music and more. Free. 703-339-6572.

Community Days. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Harvest Church, 7401 Beulah St. Includes rides, food, drawings and more. Free. Visit www.harvestchurchag.org or 703-971-7070.

Endless Summer. 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Enjoy dinner by Outback Steakhouse and dancing. Call Karen for ticket prices, 703-768-9404.

Watercolor Series. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to paint red flowers. $65/person. 703-642-5173 to register.