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<cal1>Nov. 12 through 21

<cal2>"Roald Dahls Willy Wonka." Presented by the Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. Show times are Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.

Forty-eight teens and children have been rehearsing with a seasoned team of directors, led by Elena Velasco and Catherine Manley. Scout Night is Saturday, Nov. 13. At Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $10/adults; $8/students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.MVCCT.org. Call 703-360-0686 to make a reservation.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 4

<cal2>Alexandria Film Festival Opens. More than 35 films covering a wide range of subjects will be shown throughout the city from Nov. 4-7. Opening night reception at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 Union Street, Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.AlexandriaFilm.org.

Cello Recital. 7:30 p.m. Cellist Wesley Baldwin will perform works by J.S. Bach, Alfredo Piatti, Alan Schulman and Benjamin Britten. At Pendleton Hall, Ainslie Arts Center, Episcopal High School, 3900 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call 703-933-4135 or visit www.episcopalhighschool.org.

Slave Quarters Reopened. 10:30 a.m. Mount Vernon will open its newly refurbished slave quarters with a brief presentation on the history of the site and a grand re-opening ceremony. Mount Vernon is located at the south end of the George Washington Parkway.

<cal1>Nov. 4-7

<cal2>Historic Alexandria Foundation Antiques Show. At the George Washington National Masonic Memorial. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7. The Grand Masonic Hall, on the ground floor of the building, will house 25 top antiques dealers and their wares. A gala Preview Party will be Thursday evening. A more casual celebration is Saturday evening. Organized by Armacost Antiques. Visit www.historicalexandriafoundation.org or info@historicalexandriafoundation.org.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 5

<cal2>"Rashomon." Port City Playhouse presents an adaptation of the classical Japanese drama about a crime told from the different perspectives of the people involved. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20; Tues., Nov. 16; Sun., Nov. 14 and 21. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday shows at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows at 3 p.m. The LAB Studio Theatre at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-838-2880 or www.portcityplayhouse.com. $18 general admission, $16 seniors & students, $14 groups of 10+.

Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mount Vernon invites homeschoolers to experience 18th-century plantation life. Special rates for homeschool families: $7 for homeschool students (age 6-18); $10 for adults; free for children 5 and under.

World Community Day. 10 a.m. Church Women United World Community Day, an ecumenical service sponsored by the local Church Women United unit serving Alexandria/Annandale/Burke/Lorton/Springfield/Woodbridge. This will be a round-table discussion on economic injustices with discussion on how each one of us can play a vital role in improving the situation one person at a time. At Lincolnia UMC, 6335 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria. Call 703-451-6830.

<cal1>Nov. 4-6

<cal2>Duncan Book Sale. The Duncan Branch Library will be holding book sales on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-746-1705.

<cal1>Nov. 5-7

<cal2>Holiday Open House. Red Barn Mercantile will unveil its 2010 selection of ornaments, decorations and gifts. There will also be a gift for every customer on the Tree. At Red Barn Mercantile, 113 S. Columbus St., Old Town Alexandria. Store hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit RedBarnMercantile.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 6

<cal2>Honey Tasting Party. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sample a diverse selection of single varieties and blends, from light to dark and mild to strong. Cost is $22/person. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. To register, call 703-222-4664 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes.

Swordsmen’s Rondezvous. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Re-enactment of 18th-century swordplay, a display and discussion of 18th-century weapons, and audience participation as you practice your newfound talents. Admission is $6/person. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

The Vices That Made Virginia. 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $125. Oysters, bourbon, cigars, Bluegrass, beer, wine and more. Fundraiser for the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture at Woodlawn, a new nonprofit organization created to help bridge the farm-to-consumer gap and Woodlawn, Arcadia’s home. At Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Highway (Route 1), Alexandria. Visit www.arcadiafood.org. Contact Bonnie Moore at Bonnie@mooredc.com or by calling 202-258-3297.

Choral Concert. 7:30 p.m. The Friends of Music of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will present a choral concert by the Countertop Ensemble. The program, entitled "From Darkness to Light," will feature choral melodies and seasonal songs by Tallis, Bach, Holst, Rheinberger, Byrd and Willcocks. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. At 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria; call 703-765-4342.

Franconia History Day. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Annual History Day program sponsored by the Franconia Museum will honor residents of the area who were killed in the Vietnam War as part of a program recognizing all veterans. At the Franconia Volunteer Fire Department, 6300 Beulah Street, off Franconia Road.

Church Yard Sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Nov. 13. Tables are available for $15. Crafters are welcome. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Women of Fairlington Presbyterian Church. 80 percent of proceeds go to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Fund and others to build permanent housing in Haiti. At Fairlington Presbyterian Church, 3846 King Street, Alexandria.

The Countertop Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Performs "From Darkness to Light," a program of choral melodies and seasonal songs by Tallis, Bach, Holst, Rheinberger, Byrd, Willcocks and others. At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. For tickets: 703-765-4342 or http://www.saintlukeschurch.net/life/music.asp

Total Woman Makeover. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. . Learn about healthy living, finances, interviewing techniques, business etiquette, make-up and domestic violence; hear from a life coach and be inspired by an ovarian cancer survivor. Cost is $30. At 100 S. Reynolds Street, Alexandria. Visit: www.totalwomanmakeover.eventbrite.com

Fall Modern Dance Concert. 7 p.m. The Choreographers Collaboration Project presents works-in-progress and improvisation that explore chance, play, risk, spontaneity and fun. Special guest DancEthos, a new DC-based modern dance company. Admission is $10/adults; $5/kids ages 12-17. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. ccpdance@gmail.com, 703-683-2070, www.ccpdance.org.

Soldier-Led Walking Tours. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A guide in the period uniform of a Union soldier will conduct the tours. At Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 West Braddock Road in Alexandria. Call 703-746-4848 or visit www.fortward.org.

Copland and Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. Featuring Jenny Oaks Baker, violin. Part of the Norway Comes to Washington Festival sponsored by the Embassy of Norway. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria campus, 3001 north Beauregard St., Alexandria.

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Show. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Visit www.cockerspanielrescue.com. At Alexandria/ Hybla Valley Petsmart, 7690 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Call 703-533-2373.

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of original artwork from over 20 artists will be displayed for sale including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and glasswork. At the Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria (corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue). Contact Kimberley Bush at 703-627-7656 or email DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com.

Author Kathleen Searles Ermini. 3 to 5 p.m. Will be signing her book, Their Shadows Remain. At Grounded Coffee Shop, 6919 Telegraph Road, Alexandria.

Author Katie Truitt. 3 to 5 p.m. Alexandria resident Katie Truitt will sign copies of her psychological suspense novel, False Victim. At Grounded Coffee Shop, 6919 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria.

Book Signing and Discussion. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Michael Lee Pope, author of Ghosts of Alexandria; George Kundahl, author of Bravest of the Brave: Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramsuer; and Barb Winters will discuss her upcoming book, Letters from Virginia. At the Alexandria Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. Call 703-746-1706.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Christ Church Gift Shop Annual Birthday Bash. 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Christ Church Gift Shop Birthday Bash. Browse a selection Christmas decorations, hand crafted jewelry, books, food items and gifts. All proceeds go to outreach ministries, both local and abroad. At Meade Room at Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St. 703-549-1450.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 8

<cal2>Free Hibiscus Plants. Every year Mango Mike's plants 100 tropical Hibiscus plants around its building on Duke Street. Plants will be dug up and securely bundled in heavy duty trash bags and ready for transport. Just keep them indoors for the winter, in a sunny window and transplant next spring. At Mango Mike's, 4580 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-1166.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 9

<cal1>Quilt Auction and Bake Sale. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mount Vernon Quilters Unlimited. Completed quilts, wall hangings, table covers, totes; fabric, quilting projects, and gift items will be sold at Silent, Live, and Other Auctions, as well as at a fixed-price table. The event also features a bake sale. MVQU meets at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. Contact: MVQUPresident@gmail.com

"Making Friends with Change." 7 p.m. Author and certified astrological professional Dianne Eppler gives tips for not only surviving in turbulent times, but thriving while creating a joy-filled life. At Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. Sponsored by AHA! At Home in Alexandria. Call Margaret French 703-549-0266.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 10

<cal2>Author Talk: Creativity and Madness. 7:30 p.m. Free. Talk by Betty Kuehnle to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Leo Tolstoy. Sponsored by the Friends of Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria. Call 703-746-1705 or visit online at www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Women’s Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $17/person. "Hate To Change Purses?" Chris Francone will demonstrate how to give your purse a daily facelift. At the Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Luncheon and complementary childcare reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 5, to 703-590-6562 or email to SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.

Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. DJ Dance Party with DJ Dabe Murphy. At Nick’s Nightclub, 641 South Pickett Street, Alexandria.

<cal1>Nov. 10, 17, 22 and Dec. 1

<cal2>Free Group Vocal Lessons. Potomac Harmony Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, invites you to attend four free group vocal lessons conducted by Ozzi Mask, Master Director of Potomac Harmony. Lessons will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, 17, 22 and Dec. 1. At the Hermitage in Northern Virginia, 5000 Fairbanks Avenue, Alexandria. Call 703-764-3896. Visit www.potomacharmony.org

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 11

<cal2>Bringing Native Plants and Wildlife into the Managed Landscape. 7:30 p.m. Cliff Fairweather, a naturalist for the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, will give a presentation on creating wildlife habitats at home. At Green spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173.

Veterans Day Open House. 2 to 6 p.m. Features complimentary food, discounted select beverages, and access both to the historic Gadsby’s Court Yard and to Post 24’s historic building. At American Legion Post 24, at 400 Cameron Street, Alexandria. Visit www.valegionpost24.org or call (after 4 p.m. weekdays); call 703-683-5564

"Chicken Soup for the Caregivers Soul." 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $25 includes breakfast, lunch, materials, and a certificate of attendance. Features LeAnn Thieman, co-author of 10 Chicken Soup books, including "Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul." At the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria. Register online or call 703-324-7839, TTY 711.

Margot MacDonald Performs. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035 or visit www.myspace.com/margotmacdonald.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Evening of Music. 8 p.m. Free. Saxophone Quartet and Saxophone Solo presented by the U.S. Air Force Band Chamber Player Series. At George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil

<cal1>Nov. 12-13

<cal2>Hermitage Holiday Bazaar. Friday 2:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Handcrafted items, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, jewelry, furniture. Proceeds benefit the residents. Call Jean and Guy Summers, 703-569-4857. At the Hermitage Auditorium, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-797-3800.

Jewelry Show. 10:30 a.m. Erica Courtney, "Green" jewelry designer, will make appearance at Mystique Jewelers in Old Town. By using recycled gold and platinum medals and gem stones that are ethically mined, Erica is able to create glamorous jewelry in the most "green" way possible. At 211 The Strand Waterfront, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-836-1401. Visit www.mystiquejewelers.com.

<cal1>Nov. 12-24

<cal2>Gingerbread Creation. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier creates a five-foot gingerbread replica of George Washington’s home. Visitors can watch as he constructs the masterpiece. In the Vaughan Lobby, near the Shops at Mount Vernon. Cost is $15/adult; $7/child to enter the estate. Visit MountVernon.org

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 13

<cal2>Top of the Town Walk Around. 8 a.m. to noon. Join Mayor William D. Euille’s "Get Healthy Alexandria" initiative. Activities after the walk include awards and raffles. The event is free and open to everyone. Visit www.healthieralexandria.org/healthylifestyles. At the Masonic Memorial Temple, 101 Callahan Drive.

Tom Cunningham Orchestra CD Release Party. 8 to 11 p.m. $20 admission includes a CD. Celebrate the release of its 2010 CD recording Swingin’ & Singin.’ At the Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria. Call 703- 548-8899 or visit www.thecarlyleclub.com.

Huge Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also includes a Craft Fair and Bake Sale to raise funds for the ANGP. A fund-raiser for the All-Night Graduation Party. At Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mt. Vernon Road, Alexandria.

MVHS Cares 5K Turkey Trot/Wellness Walk. Registration 7:30 a.m.; Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $35/general; $25/student or teacher. At Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria. Call 703-619-3100.

Volunteer Appreciation Party. 6 to 8 p.m. Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. At the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St., #327, Alexandria. RSVP by Nov. 5 at 703-746-4399 or Archaeology@Alexandriava.gov.

Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-339-4610.

Toast to Hope. 6 to 9 p.m. Fundraiser for SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), annual celebration of children. Tickets are $75. Wine tastings, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a Silent Auction. At George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-820-9001 or visit www.scanva.org.

"The Principal Story" Film Screening. 4:30 p.m. Free. Part of "Movies with a Mission." At the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.

<ca1>Nov. 13-14

<cal2>Tea with Martha Washington. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Experience history with the First Lady as she discusses 18th-century tea customs as well as clothing and dancing of the period. Party attire is requested and tickets are $25 per person or $20 each for groups of 6 or more. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Chocolate Indulgence. 1 to 4 p.m. Raffle begins between 3-3:30 p.m. Sip and shop for chic jewelry, fashion, beauty and lifestyle products without the hassle of mall crowds and receive personalized attention to your needs. Featuring chocolate fountains, chocolate martini's, and chocolate treats everywhere. At the new Springhill Suites in Alexandria. To register, visit http://theultimatechocolate.eventbrite.com

Scottish Singer Jim Malcolm. 8 p.m. Jim Malcolm, formerly the lead singer with the Scottish band Old Blind Dogs, returns for a solo performance. Tickets are $20/advance, $24/door. At The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. For reservations, visit www.sunspotpro.com or by call 800 404-9049.

Jazz Musician Vaughn Ambrose. 4 p.m. Donation is $15. At Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. Parking is available in the church's lot and on the street. Call 703-549-1334.

"Magical Tour of Choral Music." 4 p.m. Norman Scribner and the Choral Arts Society chorus guide audiences through a musical and narrative journey of the history of choral music in their 2010-2011 season opener, Choral Music 101: A Guided Tour through Norman’s Choral Playlist. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Tickets are $25-$55. Call 202-785-9727 or visit www.choralarts.org.

Art of Bookmaking. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. With Stacy Rausch. Cost is $45/DRA members; $55/nonmembers. All materials will be provided. At the Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Stacy Rausch at SRausch@catholicherald.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 16

<cal2>Notes of a Native Son. 7 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Keith Clark, professor of literature: African American men’s literature, 20th-century African American literature at GMU. At Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-765-3645.

National Memory Screening Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Alzheimers Foundation. At Hermitage Auditorium, 5000 Fairbanks Auditorium, Alexandria. Call 703-707-3800.

Master Gardener Open House. 6:30 to 8 p.m. For gardeners in Alexandria interested in the Master Gardener Training Class in January, 2011. Hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Classes will begin Jan. 11, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 15th at the Fairlington Community Center in Arlington. For more information and an enrollment form, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington VA 22206, 703-228-6414; e-mail: ex013mg@vt.edu

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 17

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Cost is $10. With the band, Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers. At Nick’s Nightclub, 641 South Pickett Street, Alexandria.

Learn About Insects. 7:30 p.m. Free. Hands-on arthropod workshop using preserved specimens from the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Presented by the Friends of Dyke Marsh. At Huntley Meadows Park Visitors’ Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Call 703-768-2525.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 19

<cal2>Evening of Music for Violin. 8 p.m. Free. Presented by the U.S. Air Force Band Chamber Players Series. At the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>Nov. 19-20

<cal2>Jewelry Designer Trunk Show. Noon to 8 p.m. Gold Works will host designer Mia Katrin, creator of Jewel Couture LLC, who will present her pieces. At Gold Works, 1400 King Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683-0333 or visit www.goldworksusa.com or email david@goldworksusa.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 20

<cal2>Annual Holiday Shop. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Will be 50 unique artisans selling their wares. Also, a raffle for a handmade quilt, an upscale/retail boutique, a jewelry shop and a warm lunch. The church is south of Alexandria off of Fort Hunt Road. Follow the signs at the intersection of Mason Hill and Fort Hunt. At Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-765-5950.

MVHS 5K Turkey Trot and Wellness Walk. 7:30 a.m. registration; 8:30 a.m. race starts. $30/general; $20/18 years and under. At Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria. To register, visit www.runpacers.com, packet pick-up @ MVHS. Contact Jay Ruelas 703-619-3300 ext. 8212 email: NRRuelas@fcps.edu

Story Time Tea. 2 p.m. "A Plump and Perky Turkey" by Teresa Bateman. Personalized readings, arts and crafts activities and house-made treats. Reservations are required. Cost is $38/adults; $28/children. Call 703-838-8000 or email storytime@morrisonhouse.com. At the Grille at Morrison House,116 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria. Visit www.thegrillealexandria.com.

Preparing for a Ball. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $6/person. In the 18th century, balls were a girl’s favorite thing to do, so girls and Girl Scouts ages 5 and up will especially enjoy Preparing for a Ball. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum at 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Victorian Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Books, baked goods, handmades, high class white elephant, toys and games, pressed flower art, candy, jewelry, novelty bird houses and more. At St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Call 703-256-2966.

Church Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jewelry, baked goods, crafts, books and a cafe will be open for lunch. At All Saints Episcopal Church, 3421 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Call 703-960-4808.

Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes 60 exhibitors/vendors, Santa’s Workshop crafts, gingerbread houses, bake sale and Christmas Café, children’s games and prizes, visit with Santa/keepsake photo, Yesterday’s Book Sale, and holiday cinema. At St. Mary’s School, 400 Green Street, Alexandria.

Gift/Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have a art/craft/music/gifts or any personal invention or service that you would like to sell at the Gift Fair, check out website at www.tjgiftshow.com or contact tjgiftshow@gmail.com. Tables are $75. At Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.

Walking in Unity." 7 p.m. A night of fashion and inspirational entertainment. Fashions by K&G Fashions (Bailey's Crossroads) and Dress Barn (Springfield), modeled by Modeling Troupe, Kalaj! Tickets: Ages 5 and under free, ages 6-17, $7 and ages 18 and up $15. At the Lee Center Kaufman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Call 703-927-2927.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 21

<cal2>Evening of Jazz. 7 p.m. With Denyse Pearson and The Bill Clark Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $20. At The Lyceum Museum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria. To purchase tickets go to

www.thatsentertainmentproductions.com

Beaucoup Blues. 7 p.m. Blues/Americana roots father-and-son duo David and Adrian Mowry. Tickets are $18/general; $15/advance. At Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Visit www.FocusMusic.org.

<cal1>Nov. 27

<cal2>Craftermath. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A handmade market hosted by West Potomac Academy's Pro Graphic Studio. Some 25 crafters from Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and New Jersey sell their goods to the public. At West Potomac High School. Visit www.craftermath.moonfruit.com.

<cal1>Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

<cal2>DRA Holiday Mosaic Art Workshop. 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35/DRA members; $45/nonmembers. Pre-registration at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org must be completed by Tuesday, Nov. 23. For a list of supplies or to purchase a 12x12" frame and mirror, email instructor Sally Coler at sallycoler@hotmail.com.

<cal1>Dec. 3 to 5

<cal2>15th Holiday Market. Free. Reception is Friday, Dec. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Hours Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Unique handmade fine arts and crafts from 20 exhibitors (including pottery/ceramics, photography, jewelry, cloth, paper crafts, and glass), beautiful poinsettias from West Landscapes LLC, and delicious Bake Sale items to benefit the local community. Del Ray Artisans Gallery, at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Check www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 4

<cal2>Christmas Boutique. 9 a.m. to noon. Handmade Christmas décor, ornaments, hand knitted items, baked goods, and unique gifts. Proceeds support Heritage Presbyterian Women’s outreach programs for children and women. At Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Call 703-360-9546.

Mediation: The Better Way to Resolve Separation and Divorce Issues. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Virginia Colin, Ph.D., will tell you how to reduce distress and save large amounts of time and money by using mediation, not litigation. At Kingstowne Library Meeting Room, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Call 703-864-2101.

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Show. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Visit www.cockerspanielrescue.com. At Alexandria/ Hybla Valley Petsmart, 7690 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Call 703-533-2373.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 5

<cal2>Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus." 3 p.m. Free. No tickets required; $10/donation. Performed by NOVA Community Chorus, Dr. Mark A. Whitmire, Director, and Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Ulysses S. James, Music Direct/Conductor. At Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Call 703-845-6097.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 9

<cal2>Jon Carroll Performs. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Jon Carroll is the Grammy winning songwriter-performer from the Mary Chapin Carpenter Band and Starland Vocal Band. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035 or visit www.joncarroll.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 11

<cal2>"The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration" Film Screening. 4:30 p.m. Free. Part of "Movies with a Mission." At the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.

Christmas Boutique. 9 a.m. to noon. Handmade Christmas décor, ornaments, hand knitted items, baked goods, and unique gifts. Proceeds support Heritage Presbyterian Women’s outreach programs for children and women. At Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Call 703-360-9546.

<cal1>Dec. 18

<cal2>Story Time Tea. 2 p.m. "Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg. Personalized readings, arts and crafts activities and house-made treats. Reservations are required. Cost is $38/adults; $28/children. Call 703-838-8000 or email storytime@morrisonhouse.com. At the Grille at Morrison House,116 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria. Visit www.thegrillealexandria.com.