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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>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>Thursday/April 28

<cal2>"HAZE" Film Screening. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Documentary on underage drinking. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. At Minnie Howard, 3801 W. Braddock Road.

Yappy Hour. 5 to 8 p.m. Paws, Purrs, and Exotics Animal Hospital and Anytime K-9 will host a "Yappy Hour." At Pat Troy’s Ireland’s Own, 111 North Pitt Street, Alexandria.

Princess Party. 6 to 8 p.m. Mystique Jewelers of Old Town Alexandria is throwing a Princess Party to celebrate the nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William. Guests will don tiaras, adorn jewelry and toast the royal couple with champagne and cupcakes. To RSVP to the April 28 event, visit: mystiqueprincess.eventbrite.com or visit www.mystiquejewelers.com.

<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>Rebuilding Together Alexandria. 8:15 a.m. Nearly 1,000 volunteers will help repair and maintain 60 homes for low-income homeowners and veterans during National Rebuilding Day. Teams of volunteers will make home improvements, such as repairing windows and doors, replacing cabinets, installing grab bars and safety rails, painting, doing yard work, installing smoke detectors, and weatherizing. Event kicks off at First Baptist Church, 2932 King Street, Alexandria. Contact Shawn Flaherty at 703-554-3609.

Mainstreet Brass Concert. 7:30 p.m. This Pennsylvania-based brass quintet will present a varied and fun program of music ranging from compositions of Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov to Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and $5 for those under 13. At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Call 703-765-4342.

Spring Book Fest. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of used books, DVDs, CDs. Sponsored by the Friends of Duncan Library. In the parking lot between Duncan Library and the Mount Vernon Community School. At Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., in Alexandria.

Spring Gala. 6 p.m. to midnight. The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria’s 25th Anniversary Spring Gala. Features a live band, dancing, sit-down dinner and silent auction. For tickets, call 703-824-6730 or visit alexandriascholarship.org.

Earth Day Celebration, Plant and Rummage Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, May 1). Eat and drink, spread a mountain of mulch, build a recycled CD sculpture, paint a globe, huge rummage sale and more. At Hollin Meadows Elementary School, 2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria.

Native Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Largest native plant sale in DC Metro Area hosts 14 vendors from 5 states selling native perennials, shrubs, and trees for sun or shade in historic Parkfairfax. At 3601 Valley Drive, Alexandria. Call 571-232-0375 or www.ParkfairfaxNativePlantSale.org.

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>Founding Gardeners. 3 p.m. Garden historian Andrea Wulf will be lecturing on her new book. At Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck.

Car Show at Collingwood. The show is open to all British Marques and features participants’ choice judging, food and merchandise vendors, a silent auction, and children’s activities. At the Collingwood Library and Museum, just south of Alexandria. Visit www.capitaltriumphregister.com.

Stories and Music in the Garden. 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Performers will present stories and songs in an enchanting walled garden. At Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church and Fort Hunt Preschool, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-768-5950 or visit www.mvuc.org or www.forthuntpreschool.com.

Basket Bingo. 2 p.m. Cost is $15/advance; $20/door. Fund-raiser for the senior class all-night grad party. At Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria. Call 703-618-5104.

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.

Sundays@Heritage Concert. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Featuring trumpet prodigy Geoffrey Gallante and piano extraordinaire Jean Baptiste performing choice standards from the Great American Songbook. Heritage Presbyterian Church, 8503 Ft. Hunt Rd., Mount Vernon. Call 703-360-9546.

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>Tuesday/May 3

<cal2>NOVA Community Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Free. Spring concert in conjunction with NVCC Alexandria Campus Music Department. NOVA Community Chorus will perform Beethoven Ninth Symphony, 4th movement ("Ode to Joy") and selections from Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, under Dr. Mark Whitmire's direction with 4-hands piano accompanists Christine Hagan and Ja-Hye Koo. At the Schlesinger Center for the Arts, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Contact Dr. Whitmire, 703-845-6097 or mwhitmire@nvcc.edu.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 4

<cal2>DJ Dance Party. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $6. With DJ Dabe Murphy. At Nick’s Nightclub, 642 South Pickett St., 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. ACT for Alexandria, Volunteer Alexandria, the Alexandria Jaycees, the City of Alexandria, and Kids Helping Kids Lemonade partner to put on this three-day event, which recognizes and honors giving and service in our community. 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. 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>National Train Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whistle Stop Hobbies in Alexandria is celebrating National Train Day with free kids activities, model train displays, promotions on toy trains and more. At 130 South Royal Street, Alexandria. Call 703-549-4912

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church BBQ. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Carolina-style pork and chicken BBQ with hot dogs, beans, cole slaw and soft drinks. Dinner is $8. All are welcome. Proceeds support church activities and community outreach. At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Hollin Hall/Wellington section. Call 703-765-4342 or visit www.saintlukeschurch.net.

American Balalaika Symphony. Tickets are $20/advance; $25/door. Peter Trofimenko and The American Balalaika Symphony present "Spring Mood – Musical Fare for the Fair Season" — with romantic works by Andreyev, Dimitriyev, Doga, Gavirin, Kalinnikov, Rubinstein, Strauss, Trostiansky and more, including two original compositions by ABS musicians Vladimir Rozenblat and Michael Kholodov. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 Beauregard St., Alexandria. Visit www.ABSorchestra.org

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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.

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>Mother’s Day Cruise. Aboard the Odyssey or Spirit of Washington. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. cruise. Cost is $79.95 for adults; $47.95 for children age 3-11. Lunch from 3 to 5 p.m. Call 866-306-2469 or www.EntertainmentCruises.com.

Museum Tours. 1 to 5 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, are offering free tours on Mother’s Day for all visiting mothers. Admission is $5 for all other adults and $3 for children (ages 5-12). Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org and www.apothecarymuseum.org.

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>Tuesday/May 10

<cal2>Tommy and Phil Emmanuel and the Australian All-Star Band. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. At the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-549-7500, www.birchmere.com.

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>Wednesday/May 11

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

<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.

Rising Hope Fund-raiser. Shane’s Rib Shack will donate 20 percent of the sales of all meals purchased between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, to Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church. Shane’s Rib Shack is at 7698-B Richmond Highway, Mount Vernon Plaza, Alexandria.

<cal1>Friday/May 13

<cal2>Kinky Friedman With the Texas Jewboys. 7:30 p.m. A very rare East Coast tour. Tickets are $35. At the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria.

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>Boutique Charity Day. On this day, 30 retailers will create an activity or promotion in their stores that would benefit a charity of choice. Profits from the day will be donated to the charity. At participating Old Town Boutique District stores. www.oldtownboutiquedistrict.com

Spring Virginia Native Wildflower Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Native trees, shrubs, ground covers, ferns, and wildflowers will be offered for sale by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society at Green Spring Gardens. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Call 703-642-5173.

Spring Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Large selection of perennials, annuals, native plants, vegetables, herbs. At Green Spring gardens Park, Booth #13, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.

UD FEST. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Unique Definition Clothing & Entertainment is having " UD FEST" (Fashion, Entertainment & the Arts Collide). Come and see various performances from dance teams, cheer teams, singers and bands. Chef presentations, fashion shows, face painting and vendors. At the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. If you would like to participate, call 703-296-8191 or email events@uniquedefinition.com.

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>Choral Evensong. 5 p.m. Grant Hellmers, Interim Organist-Choir Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will direct the Adult Choir in a choral evensong. At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt Street, Alexandria.

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>Tuesday/May 17

<cal2>Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. 1 p.m. Features a presentation on "Genealogy from the Inside Out: Tracing a Family Secret from a Single Clue." With Steve Luxenberg, senior editor with the Washington Post. At Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria. Call Harold McClendon at 703-360-0920 or haroldm@erols.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 18

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the band, JP McDermot and Western Bop. At Nick’s Nightclub, 642 South Pickett Street, Alexandria.

<cal1>Saturday/May 21

<cal2>Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale, jewelry, clothing, plants, white elephant and more. At the Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St., Alexandria. Call 703-914-0223.

Civil War Life. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. Discover how Alexandria was transformed by the Civil War on the 150th anniversary weekend of Alexandria’s occupation by Federal troops. At Old Town Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria. Visit www.historicalexandria.org.

<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>Tuesday/May 24

<cal2>Civil War Ceremony. 5 p.m. The R.E. Lee Camp #726, sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a Civil War Sesquicentennial Memorial Ceremony. Noted historian Don Hakenson will speak. At The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. At 6 p.m., a Service of Remembrance will be observed at Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St. Following the service, a dinner will be held at the United Daughters of the Confederacy R.E. Lee Camp Hall, 806 Prince St. Cost to attend the dinner is $25 per person. Please RSVP to Mr. J.J. Smith at 703 299-1725. Checks should be made out to R.E. Lee Camp #726 and mailed to 401 Wilkes St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Payment must be received by May 21st. For additional information, visit www.leecamp.org.

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>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.