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Alexandria/Mount Vernon Calendar March 12-18

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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.

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 March 13,27, April 10,24 and May 8. To register, 703-324-4386.

Beginning Feb. 25, the T.C. Williams High School Planetarium will welcome the Alexandria community one night each month during the school year for a free hour-long show. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for “A Night With the Stars,” which will run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration, required, may be completed online at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/tcw/planetarium/ or by calling the planetarium at 703-824-6805, extension 6300.

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.

Children enter a world of fantasy and fables when costumed interpreters weave three tales together during Mount Vernon’s storytelling session, “Once Upon a Time at Mount Vernon,” held every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in March at the Hands-On History room in the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center. “Working Together” is the theme for March’s storytelling sessions. “Once Upon at Time at Mount Vernon” is included in regular Estate admission: adults, $15; youth ages 6-11, $7; and children under 5 are admitted free. Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Performance. 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Zemfira Stage presents “Oleanna.” $15/adult; $10/student, senior, military. Visit www.zemfirastage.org or 703-318-0619.

Mount Vernon will bring back its popular National Treasure Tour through Oct. 31. Included in this approximately hour-long walking tour is the Mansion's basement and cornerstone, the setting for a pivotal scene in the movie. This daily tour is limited to 25 visitors per time slot, takes place at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., and costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission: $15 adults; $14 seniors; $7 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under. Advance tickets are available online at MountVernon.org.

Friday/March 13

Ballroom Dancing. 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Dance the waltz, rumba, swing and more to live music. $15/person. Reservations required, www.fridaynightersdancingclub.com.

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

Performance. 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Zemfira Stage presents “Oleanna.” $15/adult; $10/student, senior, military. Visit www.zemfirastage.org or 703-318-0619.

Saturday/March 14

Talk. 11 a.m. at Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Patricia Knock and Nikki Henderson will lead a talk. Free. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-838-4356.

Workshop. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to prune shrubs and small trees and try it hands-on. $30/person. To register 703-642-5173.

Family Fun. 2 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Children ages 6 and up can learn about wild animals and where to find them in the backyard. $15/project includes materials. To register, 703-642-5173.

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

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear the Virginia Grand Military Band. $20/person; $10/child. Visit www.vgmb.com or 703-281-3331.

Performance. 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Zemfira Stage presents “Oleanna.” $15/adult; $10/student, senior, military. Visit www.zemfirastage.org or 703-318-0619.

An Evening with the Chefs. The Alexandria Olympic Boys & Girls Club will host local chefs at Belle Haven Country Club. Enjoy a multi-course meal. For information on reserving seats or a table, and for sponsorship information, contact Dave Woodbury at 703-867-5570 or e-mail chefsdinner@cox.net.

James Madison Inaugural Banquet. 8 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy a four-course meal, dancing and more. $100/person. Reservations required, www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242.

Musical Extravaganza. 5 p.m. at Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 S. Alfred St. Free will offering will benefit Bennett College.

Performance. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. Elementary and middle school students can enjoy Shakespeare related games, tours and more. Students can register at arts.tjhsst.edu/troupe.

Music Performance. 4:30 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road. George Washington Middle School Symphonic Band is performing at District 10 Band Festival. Free. 703-706-4500.

Women’s Day. Enjoy scripture, music and more at 3 p.m. at First A.M.E. Church of Alexandria, 8653 Richmond Highway. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.famealexandria.org or 703-780-0653.

Sunday/March 15

Performance. 2 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear music by the Vienna Romantics. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com or 703-845-6156.

Opening Reception. 3-5 p.m. “Genus Loci” is at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, from March 1 through March 31. See art by Cecily Corcoran. Free. Visit www.convergenceccf.net or 703-998-6260.

Green Roofs. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about green roof gardening from author Ed Snodgrass. $10/person. To register, 703-642-5173.

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

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road. Hear The Genevans, a cappella choral music. $15/adult; $10/senior, student. 703-765-4342.

Bach Vespers. 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Alexandria. Features music of Bach, hymns and more. Visit www.wpc-alex.org for more. Free.

Monday/March 16

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.

Yoga for Gardeners. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Features the Vinyasa method. $66/six-class session. To register, 703-642-5173.

Tuesday/March 17

Dogs Say Woof. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Children ages 1-2 enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Ages 9-11 with adult. Call for title. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “Persuasion” by Jane Austen. Free. 703-339-4610.

Spa Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at T.C. Williams High School. Support the cosmetology students and enjoy massages, eyebrow waxing, manicures, pedicures and more. Proceeds benefit the students. 703-824-6884 for appointment.

Wednesday/March 18

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

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

Thursday/March 19

Kites. 4 p.m. at John Marshal Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can make a kite. Registration required, 703-971-0010. Free.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear Railroad Earth. $25/person. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Friday/March 20

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear Railroad Earth. $25/person. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Starting a Vegetable Garden. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about tips to help a vegetable garden. $12/person. To register, 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. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at St. Elmos Coffee Pub, 2300 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear Jim and Ashley Cash perform with their band Woven Green. Free. Visit www.stelmoscoffeepub.com or 703-739-9268.

Event. Enjoy scripture, music and more at 7:30 p.m. at First A.M.E. Church of Alexandria, 8653 Richmond Highway. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.famealexandria.org or 703-780-0653.

Saturday/March 21

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. $14-$28/person. See performances by Jane Franklin Dance, music by the Washington Saxophone Quartet. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Swordsmen’s Rendezvous. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Learn how to wield a sword, tour the museum and more. $5/person. Reservations required, www.gadsbystevern.org or 703-838-4242.

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. See Jane Franklin Dance perform. $28/adult; $25/senior, student. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111 for discounted tickets.

Floral Design in French Style. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Laura Dowling will share floral designs from French masters. $18/person. To register, 703-642-5173.

Harambee Readers. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “A Mercy” by Toni Morrison. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Gentle Yoga. 2 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Adults can experience the benefits. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear Richie Havens. $25/person. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Kite Festival. Noon-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road. Fly a kite, enjoy a puppet show, hearth cooking and more. $10/adult; $6/child. Bring own kite or purchase one.

Swordsmen Rendezvous. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. See a re-enactment and more. $5/person. Reservations required, 703-838-4242.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear music by Karan Casey. $25/advance; $29/door. Visit www.sunspotpro.com or 800-404-9049.

Sunday/March 22

Display Your Collection. 1 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to create a display for any type of collection. $25/person. 703-941-7987.

Conifers for Gardens. 1:30 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Author Richard Bitner will discuss using conifers in garden design. $10/person. 703-642-5173 to register.

Bach Vespers. 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Alexandria. Features music of Bach, hymns and more. Visit www.wpc-alex.org for more. Free.

Music. 7 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. Free. 202-767-5658.

Spring Concert and Dinner. 6 p.m. at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive. Features Zemer Chai. 703-998-6460 for information.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Road. Hear Jim Stoltz perform a multimedia concert. $10/adult; $5/child. Visit www.mvuc.org or 703-721-0595.

Music. 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2911 Cameron Mills Road. Free-will donation benefits Community Lodgings. Hear music by Designer Sounds. Visit www.trinityalexandria.org or 703-549-5500.

Monday/March 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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere. Hear bass player Victor Wooten. $35/person. Visit birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Yoga for Gardeners. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Features the Vinyasa method. $66/six-class session. To register, 703-642-5173.

Writer’s Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults can bring work and get feedback. Free. 703-339-4610.

Wednesday/March 25

Spring Sunshine. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children 2-5 enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults can bring work and get feedback. Free. 703-339-4610.

Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. James D. Bish will discuss “Alexandria: From Farm, to Port, to Town and the Importance of the West Family.” Free. Visit www.alexandriahistorical.org or 703-683-2636.

Lecture. 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech Alexandria Center, 1021 Prince St. Gerrit-Jan Knaap discusses “Exploring Alternative Futures for the Baltimore-Washington Region.” Free. 703-706-8132.

Thursday/March 26

Preschool Storytime. 1 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories 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 enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Friday/March 27

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

Book and Art Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Browse books, puzzles and more. Free. Visit www.mvuc.org or 703-765-5950.

Illuminare Concert. 8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road. Enjoy the program “The Lily and the Lion.” $15 suggested donation. Visit www.carmina.org or 703-542-9356.

Revival. Enjoy scripture, music and more at 7:30 p.m. at First A.M.E. Church of Alexandria, 8653 Richmond Highway. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.famealexandria.org or 703-780-0653.

Saturday/March 28

Mixed Planting. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn how to make a garden look its best through all seasons. $18/person. 703-642-5173 to register.

Tea Traditions. 2 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn the etiquette and origins of teatime. $18/person includes a traditional tea. 703-941-7987 to register.

Kaydee Puppets. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. All ages enjoy “The Little Red Hen’s Wacky Week.” Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Washington Street United Methodist Church, 115 S. Washington St. Hear the U.S. Navy Chamber Players. Free. Visit www.wsumc.com or 703-836-4324.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Alexandria. Hear the Austin College Choir. Free. Visit www.wpc-alex.org for more.

Book and Art Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Browse books, puzzles and more. Free. Visit www.mvuc.org or 703-765-5950.

Performance. 8 p.m. at Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St. Hear music by the Alexandria Choral Society. $20/adult; $10/senior and student. Visit www.alexchoralsociety.org for more.

Sunday/March 29

Performance. 2 p.m. at Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Hear music by the Marine Band. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com or 703-845-6156.

Meet the Author. 2 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Solveig Eggerz discusses “Seal Woman.” Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Bach Vespers. 6 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Alexandria. Features music of Bach, hymns and more. Visit www.wpc-alex.org for more. Free.

Reception. 1 p.m. meet the artists of “Artistic Duo” through March 29 at Green Spring Gardens. Features art by Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki and photographs by Stephen Gawarecki. Free. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

Celebration. Enjoy scripture, music and more at 4:30 p.m. at First A.M.E. Church of Alexandria, 8653 Richmond Highway. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.famealexandria.org or 703-780-0653.

Monday/March 30

Closing Reception. 6-7:30 p.m., the Springfield Art Guild will showcase art at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive through March 30. Free. Features art of a botanical nature. Free. 703-644-6677.

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.

Yoga for Gardeners. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Features the Vinyasa method. $66/six-class session. To register, 703-642-5173.

Family Story Time. 2 p.m. at Green Spring Garden, 4603 Green Spring Road. All ages can listen to stories and enjoy activities. Free. 703-642-5173.

Sunday/April 5

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. Hear the NOVA Community Chorus. Free, donations accepted. 703-845-6097.

Monday/April 6

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.

Yoga for Gardeners. 9:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Features the Vinyasa method. $66/six-class session. To register, 703-642-5173.