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Calendar March 19-25

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.

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 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 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.

Theater Performance. “Godspell” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School. $10/adult; $8/student, senior. 703-212-5166.

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.

Theater Performance. “Godspell” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School. $10/adult; $8/student, senior. 703-212-5166.

Author Event. 2 p.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Andrea Price will hold an event for children ages 5-7. She will read from “Pelle’s New Suit” and more. Free. 703-548-4092.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will feature artist Ellen Cornett's Illuminated Tales, pastel on paper drawings, from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, April 19. Visit www.schlesingercenter.com for more.

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.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear the Air Force Chamber Players. Free. 703-549-1421.

Dance Stories. 3 p.m. in the Tyler Building on NVCC Alexandria campus. Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre performs. Tickets are available at the door for $10. NVCC students, faculty and staff are free. More information is available at www.khgdt.org.

Author Book Signing. 11 a.m. at Hooray for Books!, 1555 King St. Alexandria author Peter Cresse will autograph “The Bloody Hand.” Free. 703-548-4092.

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.

Escape into Reading. 7 p.m. at Jefferson-Houston. Students can enjoy celebrating reading with a show by magician Joe Romano. Free. 703-706-4408.

Dance Stories. 7:30 p.m. in the Tyler Building on NVCC Alexandria campus. Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre performs. Tickets are available at the door for $10. NVCC students, faculty and staff are free. More information is available at www.khgdt.org.

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.

Family Safety Event. 4:30 p.m. at Hooray for Books, 1555 King St. Didi Malovic will entertain with stories and music and then discuss family safety. Free. 703-548-4092.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Springbank Auditorium, 6500 Quander Road. The combined bands of West Potomac High School present “March Madness” Band Concert. Free.

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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at West Potomac High School. Hear music by different choirs. Free.

Book Night. 5:30 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. Watch performances, meet teachers and more. Free. 703-706-4500.

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.

Opening Reception. 7-10 p.m., “Celebrate the Art of Making,” the all member, all media show by Del Ray Artisans members which reflects the joy of creating art and showcases the diverse talents of DRA members is open March 27 through April 26 at the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or call 703-838-4827.

Music Performance. 9 p.m. at 219 Restaurant, 219 King St. $5/person. Hear Rick Whitehead Jazz Trio.

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.

Foodways Lecture. 11 a.m. at Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Michael Twitty will explore the preparation of foods of enslaved Virginians. Reservations required, 703-838-4356. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org.

Auction. 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1608 Russell Road. Charles Barrett Elementary School PTA. $15/person advance; $20/person door. 703-549-5533.

Gala. “Generation to Generation” gala at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, recognizes families that have served Alexandria through businesses, faith communities and more. 703-836-4414 ext. 14 to attend.

Music Performance. Austin College Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. Austin College’s outstanding A Cappella Choir will present a concert of a variety choral music. Westminster Presbyterian Alexandria, www.wpc-alex.org.

Run Vs. Row Reunion. 8:30 a.m. at Dee Campbell Boathouse, 1 Madison St. Take an easy 5k fun run/walk and watch T.C. Williams high school rowers compete in a regatta. Suggested donation $20. Visit www.tcwcrew.org for more.

Rock the Recession. 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1608 Russell Road. Charles Barrett Elementary School PTA will hold a live and silent auction. $15/person advance or $20/person door. 703-549-5533.

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.

Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Queen of Apostles Catholic School, 4409 Sano St. Enjoy a plant sale, bake sale and more. Free.

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.

Wednesday/April 1

Blacksmith Shop Opening. 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Estate, see a working blacksmith shop. Watch them shoe a horse and create iron nails and hooks. Included in estate admission $15/adult; $7/child. Visit.MountVernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Friday/April 3

Musical. 7 p.m. at Convergence, A Creative Community of Faith, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Watch “The Gospel of Mary.” Suggested donation of $10. Visit www.convergenceccf.net or 703-461-6785.

Saturday/April 4

Musical. 7 p.m. at Convergence, A Creative Community of Faith, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Watch “The Gospel of Mary.” Suggested donation of $10. Visit www.convergenceccf.net or 703-461-6785.

Great Rum Punch. 7 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy six different creats and vote for favorite. Enjoy food, auction and more. $50/person or special $100/person VIP. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-838-4242 for reservations.