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Calendar Feb. 12-18

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

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.

Historic Mount Vernon welcomes all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Camp Fire Club members (in uniform or wearing an official pin) to free admission during its Scouting Days program through Feb. 15, 2009. For more information, visit www.MountVernon.org.

La Muse, 108 N. Patrick St., collects and ships donations for www.AnySoldier.com every day of the year. Bring donations to La Muse and it will be packaged and shipped to soldiers. For ideas on what to donate go to: www.ShopLaMuse.net/Anysoldier.html or call 703-683-1696.

The public can participate in the second annual “Alexandria Recreation Games for Healthy Living,” Jan. 10 through March 6. An awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St. To register, pick up an information packet at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, or online at www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services present free dance workshops at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, from 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 13,27, March 13,27, April 10,24 and May 8. To register, 703-324-4386.

Visitors can learn about slavery at Mount Vernon during Black History Month programs, wish “George Washington” happy birthday, view new objects on display from a Revolutionary War cannon in the “George Washington & His Generals” exhibit to Mrs. Washington’s wedding slippers and gown pieces (through Feb. 23). For more information, visit Visit.MountVernon.org.

Woodlawn’s Needlework exhibition is March 1-31 at 9000 Richmond Highway. There will be demonstrations, lunch by Nelly’s Needlers and more. See needleworks from around the world. Visit www.woodlawn1805.org or 703-780-4000 for more.

Thursday/Feb. 12

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. Target Gallery presents “BookEnds: The Book as Art” in their gallery at Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. from Jan. 22 through Feb. 22. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-838-4565.

Art Reception. 6-9 p.m. Gallery West, 1213 King St., presents the “National Juried Exhibition” from Feb. 4 through March 1. See works picked by Joey Manlapaz. Free.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Hear music by Jon Carroll. $10/person. Visit www.nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035 for tickets.

Performance. 7 p.m. at Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Hear performances, music and more. $10/person. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Latin American Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Stories by Latin American authors. Free. 703-519-3498.

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

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

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

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

Friday/Feb. 13

Couples Ballroom Dancing. 8:30-11:30 p.m. at a location in Mount Vernon. Dance the waltz, rumba, swing and more to live music. $15/person. Reservations required, www.fridaynightersdancingclub.com.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Watch “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” $5/person. 703-799-6204.

Basic Gardening Series. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to compost yard debris and kitchen scraps into a soil amendment. $12. 703-642-5173 to register.

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

Auditions. 7-9 p.m. at Aldersgate Church. Audition for “Godspell.” Free. 703-619-9350.

Luncheon. Noon at Carlyle Club, 4111 John Carlyle St. Hopkins House Heart of the Community Luncheon. $100/person. 703-549-4232 ext. 4086.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road. Watch “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” $5/person. 703-799-6204.

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

Saturday/Feb. 14

Book Sale. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Find books for all readers. Free. 703-339-4610.

Valentine’s Tour and Tea. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St. $20/person. Reservations required, 703-548-1789.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria Symphony Orchestra performs Puccini and more. $20-$80/person. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Birthnight Banquet and Ball. 5:30-11 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a dance and dinner. $100/person for dinner and ball or $50/person for just the ball. Registration required, www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Story Telling. 11 a.m. at Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Hear stories by Baba Jamal. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Breakfast with George and Parade. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy parades, breakfast and more. $15/adult; $7/child. Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Magestic Eagles. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe these birds and learn about their lives. Free. 703-339-2385.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia perform. $20-$80. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Watch “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” $5/person. 703-799-6204.

Family Fun: Enchanted Dish Garden. 2 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Hunt for enchanted creatures hiding in the tropical greenhouse and then build a dish. $15/project. 703-642-5173 to register.

Impact Development Strategies for Home Gardeners. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about rain gardens, water barrels and more. $16/person. 703-642-5173 to register.

Valentine’s Day Tea. 1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Examine love letters throughout history. $25. 703-941-5173 to register.

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

Canned Food Drive. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sun Trust Mortgage, 1101 Duke and S. Henry Streets. All donations accepted.

Auditions. 2-4 p.m. at Aldersgate Church. Audition for “Godspell.” Free. 703-619-9350.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road. Watch “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” $5/person. 703-799-6204.

Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Free. Browse books for all ages. 703-339-4610.

Sunday/Feb. 15

Music Performance. David Hildebrand will perform a concert honoring George Washington at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. $20/person and $15/member. Reservations recommended, www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria Symphony Orchestra performs Puccini and more. $20-$80/person. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. Hear music by the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.wmpamusic.org for more.

Fundraiser. The Art League is holding its Patrons’ Show Fundraiser at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Winners choose a piece of artwork donated. $175/ticket. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

Breakfast with George and Parade. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy parades, breakfast and more. $15/adult; $7/child. Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Magestic Eagles. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe these birds and learn about their lives. Free. 703-339-2385.

Wild For Winter Waterfowl. 10:30 a.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe swans, ducks and other waterfowl. Free. 703-339-2385.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia perform. $20-$80; $5/youth. Visit www.alexsym.org or 703-548-0885.

Concert of Hope. 4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 2001 Sherwood Hall Lane. The Watoto Children’s Choir performs. Free-will donations accepted. 703-765-6118.

What’s Hot in Fruits and Vegetable Gardening. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. $10. 703-642-5173 to register.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. Eclipse Chamber Orchestra performs romantic favorites. Free reception follows. $25/adult; $20/senior; $5/student. 703-635-2770 for tickets.

Bridge Club. 4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Teens and adults of all levels can play. Free. 703-765-3645.

Monday/Feb. 16

Birthday Celebration. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with free admission, music, parade and more. Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Meet Young George Washington. 11 a.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Learn about his life from 1732-1760 and then ask questions. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or 703-838-4994.

Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association Breakfast. 9 a.m. at Holiday Inn Hotel, 625 First St. $25/person. Benefits Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association. Visit www.washingtonbirthday.net or 703-751-6416.

Encampment and Re-Enactment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Partake in activities, see demonstrations, hear music and more. Visit www.1va.org.

Tuesday/Feb. 17

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

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 0-4 years. Free. 703-838-4566.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3. Free. 703-519-5900.

Author Meeting. Author Betty B. Shepard will discuss her books at Pema’s Restaurant. Free. 703-960-4973 for time.

Little Valentines. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy activities, stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Mother-Daughter Book Group. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 9-11 can enjoy a discussion. Free. Call for title. 703-971-0010.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults discuss “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/Feb. 18

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Discuss “So Long, See You Tomorrow” by William Maxwell. Free. 703-838-4566.

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 Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6. Free. 703-519-5900.

Small Wonders. 10:15 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 13-23 months. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

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

Thursday/Feb. 19

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. 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.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

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

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Wilburn Auditorium, 7630 Telegraph Road. Hayfield Secondary presents “The Pajama Game.” $10/person. Visit www.hayfielddrama.com or 703-924-7400.

Friday/Feb. 20

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. The United States Air Force Band Chamber series plays music for the trombone. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

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

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Wilburn Auditorium, 7630 Telegraph Road. Hayfield Secondary presents “The Pajama Game.” $10/person. Visit www.hayfielddrama.com or 703-924-7400.

F is for February. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

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

Saturday/Feb. 21

Lecture. 11 a.m. at Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Learn about harvesting, preparation and consumption of foods of enslaved Virginians. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Magestic Eagles. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe these birds and learn about their lives. Free. 703-339-2385.

Propagation Series. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to make a light stand. $55/all supplies provided. 703-642-5173 to register.

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

Saturday Stories. 2 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. All ages. Free. 703-519-5900.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear music by the American Balalaika Symphony. Visit www.balalaika.biz for ticket information.

Dinner. 5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6510 Fort Hunt Road. Enjoy a “’50’s Diner.” 703-765-5003.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Wilburn Auditorium, 7630 Telegraph Road. Hayfield Secondary presents “The Pajama Game.” $10/person. Visit www.hayfielddrama.com or 703-924-7400.

Music Performance. 9 p.m. at O’Shaughnessy’s, 1324 King St. Hear Caustic Casanova perform. Free. Visit www.causticcasanova.com for more.

Harambee Readers. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Adults discuss “In Search of Satisfaction” by J. California Cooper. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Sunday/Feb. 22

Music Performance. 2 p.m. at Bishop Ireton, 201 Cambridge Road. The Marine Chamber Orchestra performs free. Visit www.bishopireton.org or 703-751-7606.

Magestic Eagles. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe these birds and learn about their lives. Free. 703-339-2385.

Wild For Winter Waterfowl. 10:30 a.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe swans, ducks and other waterfowl. Free. 703-339-2385.

Happy Real Birthday George. Free admission to Mount Vernon Estate for anyone named George or those that celebrate a birthday that day. Visit http://Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Celebration of Pie Tea Program. 1 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn the stories behind the pies and sample them. $25. 703-941-7987 to register.

Garden Renovation Basics. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to renovate your garden. $10. 703-642-5173.

Monday/Feb. 23

Tavern Toddlers. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Toddlers up to 36 months can enjoy games and more. $7/group of three, one adult and 2 children; $3/additional person. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Family Story Time. 2 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. All ages can enjoy an activity. Free. 703-642-5173.

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.

Family Tale Nite. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages. Free. 703-519-5900.

Baby Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 0-11 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

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

Writer’s Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All writers welcome. Free. 703-339-4610.

Tuesday/Feb. 24

Author Talk. 7:30 p.m. at T.C. Williams, 3330 King St. Author Daniel H. Pink will discuss “A Whole New Mind.” Free. Visit www.acps.k12.va.us/ptac/read.php for more.

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

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 0-4 years. Free. 703-838-4566.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3. Free. 703-519-5900.

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

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

Wednesday/Feb. 25

Author Talk. 7:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Local author Dominic Mumeka discusses “General Patton’s Dark Secret.” Free. 703-838-4566.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6. Free. 703-519-5900.

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

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

Lecture. 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech Alexandria Center, 1021 Prince St. James A. LaGro, Jr. presents “Adapting the Built Environment to Climate Change.” Free. 703-706-8132.

Writer’s Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All writers welcome. Free. 703-339-4610.

Thursday/Feb. 26

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

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

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months. Free. 703-838-4566.

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

Short Story Discussion. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Call 703-519-3498 for stories.

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

Preschool Storytime. 1 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs and more. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

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

Friday/Feb. 27

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. The Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., presents “Object D'Art, “a juried exhibition designed to challenge the artists' creative energy by reaching beyond comfort-zones and exploring new styles and new mediums. The exhibit runs Feb. 27 through March 22. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org or 703-838-4827.

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

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. The United States Air Force Band plays music for the brass quintet. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

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

Saturday/Feb. 28

Book Discussion. 2 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Kay Karim will discuss crafting and publishing a family cookbook. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Dance Party. 3-7:30 p.m. at MVUC, 1909 Windmill Lane. Families can enjoy dancing, stories and more. $7.99/person. All ages. For tickets visit www.rockandroll.joytroupe.com.

Railroad Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. See miniature towns, Thomas the Tank Engine, Lego trains and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or 703-838-4994.

Magestic Eagles. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe these birds and learn about their lives. Free. 703-339-2385.

Symposium. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Enjoy the 2009 EcoSavvy Gardening Symposium. $45/person optional $12 for boxed lunch. 703-642-5173 to register.

Frogs, Turtles and Snakes Oh My. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages can meet some local critters. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Memory Cookbook Writing. 2 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Adults can learn how to craft and publish a cookbook. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Sunday/March 1

Railroad Days. 1-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. See miniature towns, Thomas the Tank Engine, Lego trains and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or 703-838-4994.

Magestic Eagles. 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe these birds and learn about their lives. Free. 703-339-2385.

Wild For Winter Waterfowl. 10:30 a.m. at Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. Observe swans, ducks and other waterfowl. Free. 703-339-2385.