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<cal1>Every Thursday

<cal2>Environmental Activists Needed. 6 to 9 p.m. Clean up your community, your country, your planet — meet with the Sierra Club at its new NOVA Hub in Del Ray, 2312 Mount Vernon Ave., Suite 206, Alexandria. RSVP to Phillip Ellis, Sierra Club Field Organizer at 571-970-0275 or phillip.ellis@sierraclub.org.

<cal1>First and Third Saturdays

<cal2>Line and Hand Dance Party. 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5/class. At the Weyone Sports Lounge, Landmark Mall E-100, 5801 Duke Street, Ground Level, Alexandria.

<cal1>Every Friday

<cal2>Grown & Sexy Happy Hour and Comedy Show. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hosted by comedian Ed Blaze. Ladies free until 9 p.m. Men $10/$15. At Weyone Lounge, 5801 Duke St. # E100, Alexandria, located in the back of Landmark Mall. Call 202-321-0867.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 30

<cal2>Civil War Walking Tour. Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Covers the changing role of African Americans on the estate, views on George Washington from the perspective of Union and Confederate supporters, and the Washington-Robert E. Lee connection. At Historic Mount Vernon. These tours are limited in capacity and cost $5 in addition to Estate admission: $15 adults; $7 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under. Visit www.MountVernon.org or call 703-780-2000.

<cal1>Thursday/April 7

<cal2>Story Time. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Designed for young children and caregivers, this event will feature story time and a small craft. Fee is $3 per child. Call 703-548-1789 or visit www.leefendallhouse.org. At Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, Alexandria.

18th Century Dance Classes. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $30/series or $12/class. Learn the dances of Jane Austen, George Washington, and Abigail Adams in Gadsby's Tavern Museum's historic ballroom. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242.

<cal1>April 7 and 8

<cal2>Musician Colin Hay. Former with Men @ Work. Performs at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

<cal1>Friday/April 8

<cal2>3 North Carolina Poets. 8-10 p.m. Washington, D.C.’s Ruthless Grip Poetry Series visits Del Ray Artisans for National Poetry Month. Acclaimed North Carolina writers Lee Ann Brown, Chris Vitiello, and Dianne Timblin will read from their works. Email Bryan Koen (bwkoen@gmail.com) or visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

<cal1>Saturday/April 9

<cal2>Spring Luncheon/Fashion Show. Vendors open at 10 a.m.; lunch at 11:15 a.m.; fashion show starts at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20/person. Vendors will be selling jewelry, scarves, and other merchandise. Presented by The Women’s Group at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Proceeds will benefit UCM and Rising Hope. Call 703-765-7555.

A Night on the Town Gala. 6 p.m. cocktails/silent auction; 7:30 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. live auction; 9:15 p.m. dancing to Reverie Jazz. Tickets are $175. Sponsored by Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services. At the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria.

The "Grandest Congress." Noon to 4 p.m. Visit the Carlyle House Historic Park for costumed re-enactors representing Gen. Braddock and the five Colonial governors as well as John and Sarah Carlyle. Visitors can inspect the troops as they drill on the front lawn of the house. Peek in on the meeting inside and enjoy the sights and smells of 18th-century style food being prepared for a grand dinner for Braddock and the governors. Contact Carlyle House at 703-549-2997 or e-mail: carlyle@nvrpa.org

Spring Mulch Sale. Mount Vernon High School Class of 2011 is conducting its spring mulch sale. Pick up in MVHS parking lot. Orders must be made by Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Limited delivery area for orders of 10 or more bags. The cost is $5 per bag and the proceeds benefit the Class of 2011. Call Robin Gordon at 703-799-1330, or email: MVhSmulchsale@gmail.com.

Movies with a Mission. 4:30 p.m. Free. "Promised Land." Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in this award-winning film, the most potentially explosive issue is land. Screening will be followed by a discussion and gallery walk. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited. At the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria. Contact 703-746-4356.

Wonders of Science Demos. 1 to 3 p.m. Discover curious objects, from poison bottles to dragon’s blood, and find out how they were used. Tours will be held every 30 minutes. Admission is $6. At the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 South Fairfax Street, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-746-3852 or visit www.apothecarymuseum.org.

<cal1>Sunday/April 10

<cal2>YoKid Challenge. 2 to 4 p.m. YoKid will challenge adults, kids and families to see how many sun salutations they can do, and provide delicious treats for participants to enjoy, along with tips on healthy eating, in support of YoKid’s mission to provide low- and no-cost yoga programs for kids in Alexandria. At the Cora Kelly Rec Center, Alexandria. Visit www.yokid.org.

Family and Friends Day. 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Minister Sheila Stubblefield-Whiting. At Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church, 606 South Washington Street, Alexandria.

Puccini’s Opera "Tosca." 4 p.m. Tickets are $25. Presented by the American Center for Puccini Studies. There will be pre-performance operatic entertainment and light Italian fare available, beginning at 3:15 p.m. At First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King Street, Alexandria. Call 301-602-4389 for tickets. Visit PucciniAmerica.org.

Potomac Jazz Project. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Potomac Jazz Bassist and Bandleader Stan Hamrick brings in two great DC Musicians to round out a trio. At Laporta’s, Duke Street, Old Town Alexandria.

New Dominion Chorale. 4 p.m. Tickets are $30; $25/seniors; $5/students. Performs two Mozart works. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center of the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Visit www.newdominion.org or 703-442-9404.

Lecture and Booksigning. 2 p.m. With Christopher Hamner, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. At the Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, Alexandria. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org

Free Organ Concert. 6 p.m. Faure Requiem and Rheinberger Organ Concerto with choir from St. Martin Lutheran Church, Annapolis. At Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria. Contact www.gracealex.org or 703-549-1980.

<cal1>Monday/April 11

<cal2>Spring Golf Outing. 12 noon check-in; 1 p.m. shotgun start; format: Captain’s choice (scramble); handicapped foursomes; fee $225/person in advance; $250/onsite. At Mount Vernon Country Club. Fundraiser for The Campagna Center. Contact Lee Martin at 703-224-2351 or lmartin@campagnacenter.org.

<cal1>April 11 and 12

<cal2>Jewelry Sale. Board of Lady Managers Jewelry Sale. All jewelry is $6; gifts and handbags are $12-$48. Monday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, April 12 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. At INOVA Alexandria Hospital Education Rooms 1 and 2. All proceeds benefit Alexandria Hospital Surgical Services.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 13

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $6. DJ Dance Party with DJ Dabe Murphy. At Nick’s Nightclub, 642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria.

Spring Fever Open House. 4 to 7 p.m. Join in an evening of refreshments, door prizes and shopping. The shop and garden center are loaded with new arrivals of unique accessories for home and garden. At 1503 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-837-0500.

Australian Wine Tasting. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tastings are led by Wilkinson Wine Cellar and tickets are $25 per person and tours of the historic house will be available during the evening. To purchase tickets, call 703-548-1789 or www.leefendallhouse.org. At Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, Alexandria.

<cal1>April 14, 15, 16

<cal2>Spring Garden Market. More than 20 vendors will be selling natives, perennials, shrubs, herbs, vegetables and annuals. Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; AHS Members’ Night is Thursday, April 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. At the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm headquarters, 7931 East Boulevard Dr., Alexandria.

<cal1>Thursday/April 14

<cal2>Flo Anito. 7 p.m. With Poetry by Cliff Bernier. Tickets are $10. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035 or visit nvfaa.org.

Livingston Taylor Performs. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. With David Buskin and Robin Bateau. At The Birchmere. Visit www.birchmere.com.

18th Century Dance Classes. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $30/series or $12/class. Learn the dances of Jane Austen, George Washington, and Abigail Adams in Gadsby's Tavern Museum's historic ballroom. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242.

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay with Underwater Plants. 7:30 p.m. At Green Springs Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173. Contact Alan Ford, VNPS Potowmack Chapter President at 703-732-5291.

Contemporary Religious Trends: The End of Religion or a New Beginning? Free. An Evening with Dr. Diana Butler Bass. 6:30 p.m. hors d’ouevres; 7:30 to 9 p.m. program; 9 p.m. dessert and book signing. At St. James’ Episcopal Church, 5614 Old Mill Road, Alexandria. Call 703-780-3081 to register or office@stjamesmv.org.

<cal1>Friday/April 15

<cal2>Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Tickets go on sale for the popular event at Mount Vernon. Experience live jazz and sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries on May 13-15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Fruit and cheese boxes available. Tickets are $35/person. Tickets are tables available at www.MountVernon.org or the ticket window at Mount Vernon’s Ford Orientation Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/April 16

<cal2>Musician Carrie Newcomer. 7:30 p.m. Carrie will be co-headlining with Four Bitchin’ Babes and Washington, D.C. area resident, Debi Smith. At The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. To purchase tickets log onto: www.Birchmere.com or go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.

Wellness Fair. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Seminars, lectures, health screenings, a cooking demo, door prizes, refreshments and more. Celebrity Chef Lauren Von Der Pool of Von Der Pool Gourmet will be featured at the fair. She will be talking about healthy eating and also conducting a cooking demonstration. At Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Grand Ball. 8 to 11 p.m. Live music, dance instruction, a special Queen’s Cake and dessert, "gaming" and a cash bar. A "King" and "Queen" will be chosen to preside over the ball. Tickets are $45/advance; $50/door. Hosted by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Culinary and decorative herbs and plants from Mount Vernon and Homestead Gardens will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of Carlyle House. A Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria. Call 703-549-2997.

Growing Vegetables in Containers. 10 a.m. to noon p.m. Learn how to grow vegetables in pots, planters or other containers for maximum production on your deck, balcony, porch or patio. At Charles Houston Rec Center, Room 2, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria. Register early by calling 703-228-6414.

Family Fun Day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. D.C. United Mascot Talon, Children’s Deejay, Moon Bounces, Petting Zoo, Children’s Playgroups, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, and more. Sponsored by Capital One Bank. At the William Ramsey Recreation Center, 5700 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Call Kim Turpin Davis at 703-549-3741.

78th Annual Historic Garden Tour of Alexandria. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $35/advance; $40/day of tour. This Alexandria tradition offers the opportunity to be invited into six of Old Town's finest private homes and gardens. Many of the area's historic sites offer special activities, including Carlyle House, which hosts its Herb Sale, with historical plants plus crafts. Call 703-746-3301 or www.VaGardenWeek.org.

Kelley Cares 5K Run/Walk. Start time 8 a.m. Registration 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Admission is $30 (13 and over); $15 (6-12 years); Free (5 and under). T-shirts included. In memory of Kelley Swanson. Funds raised will support the Therapeutic Recreation Program, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria. Race held at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Send donations to Kelley Cares, 203 E. Luray Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301.

<cal1>Sunday/April 17

<cal2>Dead Men’s Hollow with Bob Gramann. 7 p.m. Tickets are $18/general; $15/advance at FocusMusic.org. Info: 703-501-6061. At Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria.

Kaydee Puppets. 3 p.m. Heritage Presbyterian Women sponsor Kaydee Puppets performing Goldilocks & the 3 Bears and Nursery Rhymes. All ages welcome. Admission is a plate of cookies to be shared after the show. RSVP to Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Ft. Hunt Rd., Alexandria, 703-360-9546.

Japan Disaster Relief Concert. 7 p.m. Tickets $40. Presented by the Japanese Americans' Care Fund, with Japanese Members and their Friends of the National Symphony Orchestra, Toshiko Khono (flute), Mahoko Eguchi (violin), Tsuna Sakamoto (viola), etc. Mozart, Beethoven, Japanese songs, and more. At the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Online Reservations: www.instantseats.com/events/JACF Contact: 703-256-5223, or carefund@jacarefund.org.

Potomac Jazz Project. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Potomac Jazz Bassist and Bandleader Stan Hamrick brings in two great DC Musicians to round out a trio. At Laporta’s, Duke Street, Old Town Alexandria.

Artists for the Climate. 7 p.m. Participants will include Bill McKibben, E. Ethelbert Miller, Janisse Ray, Tim DeChristopher, Rev. Bob Edgar, Mary Anne Hitt, emma's revolution and SongRise. Following the program, there will be a candlelight vigil at the Gen On coal plant three blocks away. The event is co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and 350.org. Tickets and information, including for the 6 p.m. VIP reception, can be found at www.chesapeakeclimate.org. At Crowne Plaza Hotel, 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria.

Spring Concert. 3 p.m. Free. NOVA Community Chorus, Dr. Mark Whitmire, Director, cordially invites you to a Spring Concert with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Ulysses S. James, Director, for presentation of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, op. 125, D minor. (Ode to Joy). At Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Contact Dr. Whitmire at 703-845-6097 or mwhitmire@nvcc.edu.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 19

<cal2>Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. 1 p.m. Presentation on "Working for the People" with Dr. Kenneth W. Heger, Ph.D., who will show ways to find information documenting employment with the Federal government. Meets at Hollin Hall Senior Center, Room 112, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. Call Harold McClendon at 703-360-0920 or haroldm@erols.com.

Baby Shower for New Hope. 6:30 p.m. Social; 7 p.m. dinner at Pema’s Restaurant. The Mount Vernon Evening Lions will be holding a baby show. If you would like to donate to the baby show, contact Andrea Corsillo 703-960-4973.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 20

<cal2>Antique Hats Presentation. 9:30 a.m. Free. The Antique Club of the Mount Vernon Antique Arts Association features Jo Hanna Holcomb who will show off her collection of antique hats from the 1930s and 1940s. At Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria.

Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the band, The Thrillbillies. At Nick’s Nightclub, 642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria.

Potomac Jazz Project. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Potomac Jazz Bassist and Bandleader Stan Hamrick brings in two great DC Musicians to round out a trio. At Laporta’s, Duke Street, Old Town Alexandria.

<cal1>Sunday/April 24

<cal2>Petting Farm. 10:30 to 12:30 a.m. 15-plus pettable animals: llamas, donkeys, goats, sheep, ducks, pigs, calves, chicks and bunnies. Free pony rides for the kids. Sponsored by Washington Community Church, meeting the house at the entrance to Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Email Steve Bradcovich at washingtoncommunity@msn.com.

Potomac Jazz Project. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Potomac Jazz Bassist and Bandleader Stan Hamrick brings in two great DC Musicians to round out a trio. At Laporta’s, Duke Street, Old Town Alexandria.

Cat and a Bird Concert. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $5. Hip kid's music phenom, Cat and a Bird, an innovative, international musical collaboration will perform their original, jazzy, silly, world-beat songs about animals for kids. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035 or nvfaa.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 26

<cal2>Quilting Lecture. 12:30 p.m. Free. North Carolina quilt artist Annette Ornelas will present a lecture on "Dimensional Curved Piecing." At Mount Vernon Quilters Unlimited, which meets at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. Contact MVQUPresident@gmail.com

<cal1>Wednesday/April 27

<cal2>Become a Foster Parent. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Information session for prospective foster parents. Agency reps will be on hand to answer questions. At UMFS, 6335 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria. RSVP at 703-941-9008 or visit www.umfs.org.

Take a Deep Breath. 7 p.m. Free. By Jane Franklin Dance. At the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.

<cal1>Friday/April 29

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

<cal1>Saturday/April 30

<cal2>The Art of the Balalaika. 7:30 p.m. The program will feature Olga Orlovskaya, the orchestra's balalaika concertmaster, Andrei Saveliev, formerly with the legendary Andreyev Balalaika Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia. Tickets are $25/door; $20/advance. For tickets, call 240-314-8690. At T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria.

Concert. 8 p.m. Winchester Orchestra presents "Beethoven and Blue Jeans Side By Side Concert." Benefiting Lyme Disease research. At the George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria. Tickets at www.winroch.org or www.winorch.tix.com.

Appraisal Day. 1 to 5 p.m. Ben Hastings of the International Society of Appraisers, will be doing free verbal appraisals of your artwork. Limit 3 items per person. At Broadway gallery, 5641-B General Washington Drive, Alexandria. Call 703-354-2905.

Huge Rummage Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books, toys, housewares, clothes and more. Proceeds from the sale help to provide school supplies, shoes, warm clothing, and books for students in-need. At Hollin Meadows Elementary School, 2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria.

Carl Sandburg Pantherlon 5K. 8 a.m. The 22nd annual Carl Sandburg Pantherlon 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk. At Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Contact: Rebecca Bostick at 703-768-2250 or rbarch@mindspring.com.

Stephanie Mills with Kenny Wesley. 7:30 p.m. At The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. To purchase tickets log onto: www.Birchmere.com or go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.

<cal1>Sunday/May 1

<cal2>Carpenter’s Shelter Cook-Off. Noon to 3 p.m. Cook-0ff showcases 20-25 of Alexandria’s best restaurants. Tickets are $40/adults; $35/early-bird before April 15; $5/child. Guests will also enjoy music by the Melonheads, a live auction, children’s entertainment and more. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.carpentersshelter.org/ and click on the Buy Cook-off Tickets link. Or call the Carpenter’s Shelter, 703-548-7500, ext. 226. At The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.

<cal1>Thursday/May 5

<cal2>Generations of Giving Gala. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Theme of ACTlympics with fun and games to support ACT for Alexandria. This is the kick-off event for Spring for Alexandria, a three-day celebration (May 5, 6, 7) of giving and service. At Flippin Field House, Episcopal High School. Contact Henrietta LaMotte at 703-739-7778 or visit www.actforalexandria.org.

<cal1>May 5 to 7

<cal2>Spring for Alexandria. Celebration of giving and service. Volunteers are needed to clean parks and schools, to attend fun events and donate to charities. There is something for every skill set and schedule. For more information, visit www.springforalexandria.org or call Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176.

<cal1>Saturday/May 7

<cal2>Folk/Celtic Duo. 7 p.m. Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello, in concert. Tickets are $18/general; $15/advance at www.FocusMusic.org. At St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, at 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria.

<cal1>May 10, 24

<cal2>Café Sketching Workshop. 2 to 5 p.m. Two-part workshop with Hamil Ma who will demonstrate strategies for simplifying the figure while drawing quickly and fearlessly. For the second session we will head out to Mount Vernon Avenue for some actual café sketching. Hamil will provide pointers and encouragement along the way. Bring sketchbook, pencils and eraser. Fees are $25/members, $30/non-members. Register on-line: www.theDelRayArtisans.org/cafe.

<cal1>Thursday/May 12

<cal2>10-Year anniversary. Inova HealthPlex will be offering Stroke Awareness, Free Blood Pressure Checks, Freedom from Nicotine on site class, Ask the Nutritionist, Body Mass Index Screening, Sun Safety Booth, Car Seat safety and more. At 6355 Walker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-797-6800.

<cal1>Saturday/May 14

<cal2>Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. Convivium chamber choir specializing in Renaissance, Tudor and 20th century music. At Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria. Contact www.gracealex.org or 703-549-1980.

<cal1>May 14 to 15

<cal2>Creating Outdoor Mosaic Garden Ornaments. Saturday from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. At the home of the instructor in Alexandria. Workshop fee is $60/both days; $30/one day. On-line registration at http://calendar.thedelrayartisans.org/view_entry.php?id=911&date=20110514. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or contact the instructor Sally Coler at 202-270-9524 or sallycoler@hotmail.com.