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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>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>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. Gardening expert/radio host Andre Viette will be broadcasting his weekly show "In the Garden with Andre Viette" live on April 16 between 9 and 11 a.m. At the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm headquarters, 7931 East Boulevard Dr., Alexandria. Call 703-768-5700.

<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>High School Reunion. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Attention classmates of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s: Did you attend high school in Alexandria? Stop by and reminisce with fellow classmates at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Basketball star Skeeter Swift will be greeting visitors to a day of fun and memories.

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 — CANCELLED. 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.

Del Ray Easter Egg Hunt. 1 to 4 p.m. There will be two hunts — 1 p.m. for kids ages 6 and under; 1:30 p.m. for kids ages 7-10. At the Bean Creative Grassy Field located at the corner of Mt. Vernon and East Del Ray Avenues. In addition, member businesses will offer adults and dogs a special Easter Egg hunt. From 1-4 p.m., identified shops along Mt. Vernon Avenue will provide eggs filled with coupons and/or candy for adults and baskets of treats for dogs. Dog treats and baskets are being provided by Privileged Pets, My Organic Market (MOM); Nature’s Nibbles. Sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association.

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.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation Seder — Second Night. 6 p.m. Cost is $25/adults; $15/children ages 4-13. At Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria.

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>April 22 Through May 4

<cal2>Bridal Gown Boutique Sale. The Twig Thrift Shop’s first bridal gown boutique sale. Beautifully priced, nearly 4 dozen new, vintage or gently worn gowns in styles from traditional ballerina with long beaded trains to slinky Jean Harlow sheaths to Princess Leia sheer—from petite size 2 to XXL-- accessories including slips, crinolines, and veils. All proceeds benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital. Call 703-683-5544 or thetwig.org. At 106 N. Columbus Street (near King Street), Old Town Alexandria.

<cal1>Saturday/April 23

<cal2>Earth Day Celebration. 9 to 11 a.m. Join representatives from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve for a presentation and up-close look at hawks, falcons and owls. Sponsored by Friends of Dyke Marsh. At Dyke Marsh, Belle Haven picnic area parking lot, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, 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.

Easter Cruise. Aboard the Odyssey or Spirit of Washington. Extensive buffet, champagne or mimosa, live entertainment and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Earlybird at 9:15 a.m. for boarding; 10 a.m. to noon cruise. Cost is $65.95 for adults; $32.95 for children age 3-11. Late brunch boards at 1:15 p.m.; and cruise from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $69.90/adults; $34.95/children age 3-11. Call 866-306-2469 or www.EntertainmentCruises.com.

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>Charity Golf Outing. 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Cost is $50/person. Benefit fundraiser for UCM. At Hilltop Golf Club, 7900 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. To sign up, visit www.hilltopgolfoutings.com or call 703-719-6504.

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>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.

<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>Springtime on the Rhein. 7 p.m. Tickets are $25/person. Spring Concert of the Washington Saengerbund "Kinderchor." Following the concert, dancing to the tunes of the "Heidi and Heimat Echo Band." At the Durant Recreation Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Call Rudy Becker, 540-308-5965 or online at www.saengerbund.org.

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.

Chamber Recital. 4 p.m. Free. Recital celebrates the retirement of Senior Master Sergeant Andrew Wilson, Principal and Solo Cornet of the United States Air Force Band, after 20 years of service. At The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria. Call 202-258-0822.

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.

Civil War Spotlight Talks. 30-minute talks from 10 a.m. to noon; and 2 to 4 p.m. Free. The uniform, accoutrements and equipment of Fort Ward’s artillery exhibit figure will be discussed. At Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

<cal1>Sunday/May 1

<cal2>Grand Finale Concert. 4 p.m. Featuring Elisabeth Adkins, Beethoven Violin Concerto. Tickets are $18/adults; $12/seniors and groups. At the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call 703-758-0179 or visit www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.

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>Schlesinger Concerts. 7:30 p.m. Free. Presented by the U.S. Army Concert Band. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria campus. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com.

<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>Friday/May 6

<cal2>U.S. Army Strings in Concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. Chamber Music for Strings: Duos and Trios. At the Lyceum in Alexandria. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Saturday/May 7

<cal2>Opening of Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. At Colasanto Park in the heart of Del Ray. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.

Spring Fling at Barrett Library. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide range of activities: Appraise It at 10 a.m.; Fruit and Vegetable Carving with Chef James Parker at noon; Chocolate Sculpting Demo by Pastry Chef Anna Myers at 1:30 p.m.; Dog Photography by Mary O’Malley Photography at noon; Diamonds Demo from a GIA diamond expert at 10:30 a.m.; and more. At Barrett Library. Space is limited. Sign-ups required. Call 703-746-1713.

<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>Sunday/May 8

<cal2>Family Tour Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours hosted by Junior Docents who will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<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.

Toby Walker. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Acoustic blues music at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

<cal1>Friday/May 13

<cal2>National Chamber Players. 7:30 p.m. Saint-Saëns and Brahms. The program will be Camille Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals and Brahms' Sextet in B major, with guests Benny and Eric Kim, and pianist Rohan de Silva. A reception hosted by Autism Speaks will follow the concert. At Episcopal High School in Alexandria. Visit www.episcopalhighschool.org or call 703-933-4135.

<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.

<cal1>Sunday/May 15

<cal2>Martinez and Guthrie. 7 p.m. Tickets are $18/general; $15/advance. At Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Visit www.FocusMusic.org. Call 703-501-6061.

<cal2>Mount Vernon Crop Walk. 1:30 p.m. ! Part of the proceeds from this walk will benefit United Community Ministries and New Hope Housing. At St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road, Alexandria. Contact Christine Fiske at christine.fiske@ucmagency.org or 703-768-7106 ext 328.

<cal1>Sunday/May 22

<cal2>Schlesinger Concerts. 3 p.m. Free. Presented by the U.S. Army Orchestra. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria campus. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com.

<cal1>Saturday/June 4

<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. At Colasanto Park in the heart of Del Ray. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.

<cal1>Sunday/June 5

<cal2>Family Tour Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours hosted by Junior Docents who will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Sunday/June 19

<cal2>Family Tour Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours hosted by Junior Docents who will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 2

<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. At Colasanto Park in the heart of Del Ray. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.

<cal1>Sunday/July 3

<cal2>Family Tour Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours hosted by Junior Docents who will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Saturday/July 16

<cal2>Civil War Spotlight Talks. Free. Explore Civil War Artillery Projectiles. 30-minute talks from 10 a.m. to noon; and 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about a variety of Civil War-period ammunition, from a 100-pounder Parrott shell to a Ketcham hand grenade. At Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

<cal1>Sunday/July 24

<cal2>Family Tour Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours hosted by Junior Docents who will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 6

<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. At Colasanto Park in the heart of Del Ray. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Family Tour Day. 1 to 4 p.m. Special tours hosted by Junior Docents who will be stationed at each stop on the tour, including the taproom, bedchambers, ballroom, assembly room and dining room. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. At Colasanto Park in the heart of Del Ray. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 5

<cal2>Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market boasts amazing artwork from local artists, music from multicultural musicians and great food from local restaurants. At Colasanto Park in the heart of Del Ray. Free and open to public. www.TheDelRayArtisans or DRA.AlexandriaArtMarket@gmail.com to apply.