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Registration is now open for spring classes. Art at the Center is located at 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Ongoing

Summer Classes. Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 6-10 can participate. Register at www.artatthecenter.org or 703-201-1250.

Art Classes. Through Saturday, July 13, Del Ray Artisans is offering an adult art camp with 22 workshops over 11 days, including Intro to Fashion Drawing, Intro to Visual Journaling, and Pop-Up Sewing. Workshop details and registration at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/GUAC. All workshops will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, July 14, see “Hair Apparent” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. It is a multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, performance and assemblage. Free.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, July 21, see “Conscious Evolution” by Denise Philipbar at Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The exhibit blends nature with science and technology. Visitwww.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/ for more.

Gallery. Through Monday, July 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. Multiple Exposures Gallery presents “Michael Borek: What Would Sudek Do?,” a solo show inspired by a Czech photographer who sought beauty in places that others dismissed. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Art Exhibit. Open through Aug. 3, “Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists” is on display at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 601 Wythe St. Free. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or 703-746-4356.

Art Exhibit. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery is opening a juried show called “Where in the World.” In this show, artists derive inspiration from travel and adventure. Free. Through Sunday, Aug. 4. The Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery is located at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-548-0935.

National Park and Recreation Month: Open Play Days and Nights. Through Aug. 18. Tuesday and Thursday 6-9 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park Field, 4800 Brenman Park Drive and at Four Mile Run Soccer Field, 3700 Commonwealth Ave. Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. at Ben Brenman Park, Four Mile Run Soccer Field and Witter Fields, 2700 Witter Drive. Call 703-746-5402 or e-mail mac.slover@alexandriava.gov.

Art Class. Running through Saturday, Aug. 31, classes meet 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Bring toddlers or preschoolers for guided exploration of clay, paint, collage, drawing and building in a supported studio environment. Classes held at Art At The Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Register online at www.artatthecenter.com.

Visiting Artists. Through Saturday, Aug. 31, the Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists from all over the country and provides anopportunity for visitors to interact with a rotating group of visual artists. Torpedo Factory located at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Distillery Open. George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill open through Oct. 1. $17/adult, $8/child, 5 and under are free.

Occupied City: Life in Civil War Alexandria Exhibition. At The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington Street. Open daily through September, this exhibit traces life in Alexandria following Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. See how Robert E. Lee’s hometown was transformed literally overnight from a prosperous commercial port into a supply, hospital, and transportation center for the Union Army, and find out why Alexandria became a destination for African Americans seeking freedom. Explore the experiences of Alexandrians and others who lived here during this time, as well as period photographs and collections items. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. Admission $2. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703-746-4994.

Life Drawing. Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions to hone figure drawing skills. Drop-in with your supplies to draw our live models. Fee: $8-12. View the calendar at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

The West End Farmers Market will run Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through November. Located at Ben Brenman Park, browse food, crafts and more. Visit www.westendfarmersmarket.org.

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Get Crafty Del Ray Artisans' Craft Night Social provides time to work on a project in progress or start a new one. It is also an opportunity to get to know other creative individuals. The evening is open to all who knit, crochet, sew, scrapbook, make cards or jewelry, or any other fiber, paper or general craft that does not involve wet media other than glue. Each crafter will receive 2-3 feet of table space. Each four-hour session is $8 for Del Ray Artisans members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited; register at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft. For questions about Craft Night Social, contact Lisa at artenuestra@yahoo.com. Craft Night Socials are planned from 5-9 p.m. on June 25, Aug. 27 and Oct. 22, at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue.

This exhibit at Fort Ward, located at 4301 W. Braddock Road, features objects from the museum collection, to tell this story of the event that launched the Civil War in Alexandria. Free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Visit www.fortwaRoad.org or call 703-746-4848.

Life in Civil War Alexandria Exhibition at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street. This exhibit traces life in Alexandria following Virginia’s decision to secede from the Union in May 1861. The Lyceum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $2. Visit www.alexandriahistory.org or call 703-746-4994.

African American Activists Exhibition. Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing, not-for-profit photo-documentary project created in 2006 by artist-photographer Nina Tisara to identify, honor and chronicle people making current history in Alexandria. This free exhibit is at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 601 Wythe St. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.alexblackhistory.org or call 703-746-4356.

The Marshall House Incident Exhibition at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Road . The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Visit www.fortwaRoad.org or call 703-746-4848.

Photography Workshop. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Multiple Exposures Gallery on 105 N. Union Street. Photographers and enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to share work, ideas, and questions at this free workshop held on the last Sunday of each month, except December. No reservations. Call 703-683-2205.

Culinary Arts Month Sunday Film Fest. Every Sunday in July, Charles Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All films start at 2 p.m. Free. Call 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us for schedule and information.

Summer Youth Programs. Metro Fine Arts Center 6450 Landsdowne Centre Drive. Classes start July 8. Call 703-339-0444 or visit www.metrofinearts.com.

Gallery. July 5 through Aug. 5 at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. “Fantasy of the Real,” a solo show. A reception will be held on Thursday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.thearleague.org.

Theater. Musical production “Man of La Mancha” at the Aldersgate Church Community Theater, 1301 Collingwood Road. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. (June 28, 29, and July 5, 6 ); Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. (June 30 and July 7). Adults $18, Youth/Senior $15. Visit http://acctonline.org.

Book a Librarian. At the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St, for help with research or to better understand the library’s databases and resources. Make an appointment by calling 703-746-1751.

Computer Tutoring. At the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Individual assistance from a librarian. Call 703-746-1751.

2014 Composers Competition Opens

The 2014 Kluge Young Composers Competition, a new competition for composers 18 years or younger, was announced in celebration of Maestro Kim Allen Kluge’s 25th anniversary year with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO).

Established through the joint efforts of the ASO and the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria, the competition provides an opportunity for young composers to develop their talents. The winning composition, selected by Maestro Kluge, will premiere at an ASO performance. The 2014 Kluge Young Composers Competition is open to any composer 18 years or younger who resides in the state of Virginia. Compositions should be 5 to 7 minutes in length and should use standard orchestra instrumentation and normal doublings. Submissions must be received by December 20, 2013. In addition to having their piece performed by the ASO, the winner will receive a $1500 cash prize. For details, visit www.alexsym.org/k...>

Summer Camps

Mt. Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Summer Camp. Children can participate in either a one-week all-day session July 22-26 or a two-week session, with the option of either morning, afternoon or all day from July 1-12 (no 4th) or July 29-Aug. 9. Children will learn about all aspects of theatre through games, rehearsals and a final showcase. Visit www.mvcct.org/camps.php or 703-360-0686.

The American Backstage Company is offering a variety of summer classes and workshops, many which are free. Located at 5380 Eisenhower Ave. Visit www.americanbackstage.com for a full listing.

Art Camp 2013 for Kids at Del Ray Artisans. Art exploration through art history, themes, influential artists. Ages 8-14 enjoy drawing, painting, sculpture, games, individual pursuits. Includes supplies, healthy lunches/snacks. Choose July 15-19 or 22-26. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/ArtCamp or email ArtCamp@TheDelRayArtisans.org. Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. The gallery is handicap accessible.

Spanish Immersion Camp for Tots. Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12. Ages 3-5 will enjoy games, art and sngs and more. $325/child. Register online at www.sssas.org/smmertimesreg.

Clio’s Kids: A History Mini-C.a.m.p. Tuesday, July 23-Thursday, July 25, 9 a.m.-noon for ages 5-7. $105 includes snacks and souvenirs. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/historic/lyceum/default.aspx?id=43632 for more.

Camp Carlyle. Monday-Friday, July 22-26 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Ages 9-12 can learn about 18th century games, clothing, schooling and more. Includes field trips to other museums in Old Town Alexandria, storytelling and more. $300/in district child; $350/out of district child. To register visit www.nvrpa.org or 703-549-2997.

Shakespeare Summer Camp. July 29-Aug. 2, StagePlay will be serving up it's 12th year of Shakespeare this summer at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Children in grades 3-6 will be introduced to “A Midsummer Night's Dream” through scene work, improvisation activities, costume play and theatre games from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Email Heather Sanderson at bardsplay@gmail.com or visit www.stageplay.TV.

Thursday/July 4

Fireworks. 12:45 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Daytime fireworks at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In addition, 600 limited-edition aged George Washington Rye Whiskey bottles will be available for purchase at 10 a.m., $185 each. Visit MountVernon.org

Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Plant sale hosted by the Garden Club of Waynewood will be held after the Waynewood community parade at the Waynewood Recreation Park.

July 4th Parade and Picnic. 10 a.m.at Waynewood Elementary School, following the parade at the Waynewood pool. In addition to concessions, inflatables, midway games, and plants for sale by the Garden Club, the Waynewood Founders gather for a breakfast to celebrate and reminisce. Located at 1205 Waynewood Blvd., Fort Hunt. Visit www.waynewoodrec.org.

Friday/July 5

July Art Explorers. 9:15 or 10:30 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Bring toddlers or preschoolers for guided exploration of clay, paint, collage, drawing and building in a supported studio environment. Visit the www.artatthecenter.org to register.

Saturday/July 6

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

Saturday Stories. 11-11:30 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages welcome to enjoy stories and songs on Saturday morning. Call 703-746-1702.

Meet John Carlyle. Noon-4 p.m. at 121 N. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, Carlyle House Historic Park. Learn about life during the Revolutionary War, watch soldiers drill on the front lawn and shop for 18th century goods. Step back in time at this free family-friendly event. Call 703-549-2997 or visit www.nvrpa.org.

July 6 through 28

Art Exhibit. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. The Target Gallery presents “Optical Studies,” a solo exhibition of work by Torpedo Factory artist Ruth Gowell, winner of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Artist of the Year award. A reception will be held July 11, 6-8 p.m., with an artist talk and award ceremony at 7 p.m. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/target.

Sunday/July 7

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Swing Out Sister perform. $35. Visit www.swingoutsister.com.

Culinary Arts Family Film Festival. 2-4 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Located in the large meeting room. Features films highlighting the culinary arts. Call 703-746-1702.

Meet Artist Grace Rooney. 1-3 p.m. at a reception featuring her watercolor paintings at Green Spring Garden Historic House, 4603 Green Spring Road. Exhibition runs through Aug. 25, noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays - Sundays. Free. Call 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

Sunday-Monday/July 7-8

Talk. Meet Mata Amritanandamayi, renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader at Hilton Alexandria, Mark Center 5000 Seminary Road. July 7, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., and July 8 10 a.m. Free shuttles to and from the hotel. Visit www.ammadc.orf or call 240-6961927 for information. Event is free.

Monday/July 8

Little One-Ders. 10:30-11 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Interactive Music Show: Uno, Dos, Tres, Con Andres. 10-11 a.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. An interactive music show for children ages 0-5. Call 703-746-1705.

Tuesday/July 9

Family Movie Night. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Enjoy a family-friendly movie with provided snacks. Call 703-746-1702.

Hands on Music. 10-11 a.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Led by musician Bill Jenkins. For ages 1-5. Call 703-746-1705.

Paws To Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Sign up at the Children’s Desk or call 703-746-1783 for a 15 minute slot to read to a dog. For Grades 1-6.

Time for 2’s. 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through July at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

New Class for Children. 10:30-11 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street. Register for one or several classes at www.nvfaa.org/events-upcoming. Each class $5 per child, adults free. Call 703-548-0035 or nvfaa.org.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Game Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can challenge themselves and friends through a variety of games. Call 703-746-1702.

Tuesday-Thursday/July 9-11

Stop-motion Animation 10 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Bring toys and build sculptures then act out the script to tell a unique story. Visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Wednesday/July 10

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"Lily Pond," watercolor on Yupo Paper, by Grace Rooney Watercolors at Green Spring Meet local artist Grace Rooney at a reception featuring her imaginative watercolor paintings, Sunday, July 7, 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Garden Historic House, 4603 Green Spring Road. The show continues through Sunday, Aug. 25 during exhibition hours: noon - 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays - Sundays. Free and open to the public. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.greenspring.org.

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Large platter, kiln formed glass by Ruth Gowell Ruth Gowell: Optical Studies The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery presents Optical Studies, a solo exhibition of work by Torpedo Factory artist Ruth Gowell, opening Saturday, July 6. The exhibition will featuring new work in woven fiber, kiln formed glass, and glass and fiber combined, exploring the distortion of pattern using bubbles created in the glass. Gowell is the winner of the 2013 Artist of the Year Competition sponsored by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. A reception is scheduled Thursday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., with an artist talk and award ceremony at 7 p.m. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target.

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Wake Campbell. Free. 703-746-5592.

Author Event. Author Bob O'Connor will speak about his book “Countdown to West Virginia Statehood” celebrating 150 years of statehood. 7 p.m. at the Beatley Public Library.

Author Talk. 7-8:30 p.m. at Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Bob O’Connor will discuss his new book “Countdown to West Virginia Statehood.” Call 703-746-1702

Movie Screening. 6:30-9 p.m. at the James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Alfred Hitchcock film series and discussion to follow at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave. Call 703-746-1705.

Children’s Concert. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-5 can hear and dance along to Mr. Knick Knack’s guitar songs. Call 703-746-1702.

Lego Family Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. An evening of creative play with the whole family. Call 703-746-1702.

Spanish Story Time. 1-1:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All reading levels welcome. Call 703-746-1702.

Big Dig. 4-4:45 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Find what Alexandria holds beneath its surface during this hands-on workshop presented by the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Call 703-746-1702.

Music Together Alexandria. 10 a.m. Mount Vernon Rec Center, 2017 Belle View Blvd. Join as part of Kids Rock Social Hour to enjoy interactive music that builds on children’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Ages 0 to 5. Call 703-768-3224.

Under the Sea. 3:30 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Under the Sea’s Andrew Wilson will entertain with fish and fish facts. For ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1705.

Thursday/July 11

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. see a solo exhibit from Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year Ruth Gowell. Located in the Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St. See works in woven fiber art and kiln-formed glass. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by the Sudden M Pac Band. Free. 703-746-5592.

Live in Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear Swing out Sister. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster, call 800-745-3000, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Theatrical Premiere of "The Maladjusted.” 7 p.m. at Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md. The comedy was filmed mostly in the Alexandria area. Call 301-652-7273.

Movie Screening. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Zombie double feature. Call 703-746-1702.

Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 3-3:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Ages 3-5 years. Call 703-746-1702.

Little One-Ders. 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Storyteller Diane Macklin. 3:30 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. For ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1705.

Friday/July 12

Music Performance. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Pat Travers Band performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com or 703-544-5313.

Movie Screening. 2-4 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon in the large meeting room. Call 703-746 1702.

July Art Explorers. 9:15 or 10:30 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Bring toddlers or preschoolers for guided exploration of clay, paint, collage, drawing and building in a supported studio environment. Visit the www.artatthecenter.org to register.

Saturday/July 13

Book Debut. 3:30 p.m. at Hooray For Books, 1555 King St. “Solstice” by P.J. Hoover. Visit www.hooray4books.com.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Larry Keel & Natural Bridge performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com or 703-544-5313.

City of Alexandria Birthday Celebration. 7-10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., located at the Potomac River between Fairfax, Pendleton, and Madison Streets. Admission is free. Visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation or call the Special Events Hotline at 703-746-5592.

The Uncle Devin Show. 11-11:45 a.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Hear, see and play a variety of percussion instruments and dance along with Uncle Devin. All ages welcome. Call 703-746-1702.

Sunday/July 14

Movie Screening. 2-4 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. The Friends of Beatley Central Library present a culinary arts family film festival. Call 703-746-1702.

Monday/July 15

Duncan Poetry Society. 7-8:30 p.m. at the James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Read, share and discuss poetry. Call 703-746-1705.

Little One-Ders. 10:30-11 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Classic Tales ‘N’ Tunes. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Classic Tales’n’Tunes tells stories through music. Ages 0-5 years. Call 703-746-1705.

Interactive Performance. 3:30 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. An interactive performance from Chris Fascione that combines mime, juggling, and storytelling. Ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1705.

Events at Mount Vernon Estate

Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, welcomes visitors with special activities and tours for visitors. Mount Vernon will open its doors at 8 a.m. daily through August. For the full list of events, hours and tickets, visit MountVernon.org. Special walking tours are $5 in addition to estate admission and include, but are not limited to:

*The Dinner for the Washingtons walking tour. The one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the basement cellar. The tour will end in Mount Vernon's greenhouse with a sample of food based on an 18th century recipe.

*Mount Vernon's National Treasure Tour returns. The tour is dedicated to the behind-the-scenes filming of "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon.

*During Mount Vernon's Tribute at the Tomb, visitors recite

Washington's "Prayer for his Country" and the Pledge of Allegiance as

part of this daily program offered at the tomb of George and Martha

Washington at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Included in Estate admission.

Tuesday/July 16

Concert. 7:30 p.m. Bill Kirchen will be performing at Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave $29.50. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Barefoot Puppets. 3:30 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Joe Romano brings children’s books to life through magic. Ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1705.

Time for 2’s. 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through July at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

New Class for Children. 10:30-11 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street. Register for one or several classes at www.nvfaa.org/events-upcoming. Each class $5 per child, adults free. Call 703-548-0035 or nvfaa.org.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Game Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can challenge themselves and friends through a variety of games. Call 703-746-1702.

Wednesday/July 17

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. See Jars of Clay perform. $27.50. Visit www.jarsofclay.com.

eBook Training. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Learn how to access Alexandria Library’s eBook system on your devices.Call 703-746-1705.

Book Discussion. 7-8:30 p.m. at the James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Discussion of “The Piano Tuner” by Daniel Mason. Call 703-746-1705.

Family Story and Craft Night. 7-7:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages and families welcome to embrace their creativity through stories and crafts. Call 703-746-1702.

Musical Exploration of Transportation and Movement. 10:30 a.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Ages 0-5 with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Magic Show. 4-4:45 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Mike Perrello’s blend of magic and comedy. Ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1702.

Thursday/July 18

Book Discussion. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Discuss “Nuns at Luncheon” by Aldous Huxley and “Cowboys are My Weakness” by Pam Houston. Located in the small conference room. Call 703-746-1702.

Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 3-3:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Ages 3-5 years. Call 703-746-1702.

Little One-Ders. 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Read to a Dog. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Pre-registration required. Call 703-746-1702 ext. 5 for a 15 minute slot or visit children’s desk. Grades 1-6.

Rocking and Reading. 7-7:45. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages welcome. Call 703-746-1702.

Friday/July 19

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Billy Price Band CD Release Show. Tickets are $20. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Comedy Performance. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Mark Klein performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com or 703-544-5313.

Movie Screening. 2-4 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon in the large meeting room. Call 703-746-1702.

July Art Explorers. 9:15 or 10:30 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Bring toddlers or preschoolers for guided exploration of clay, paint, collage, drawing and building in a supported studio environment. Visit the www.artatthecenter.org to register.

Saturday/July 20

Writing Workshop. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Join Instructor Sushmita Mazumdar for chai tea, relaxing storytelling and a chance to express your creativity with a handmade book. Free.

Open House. 2-4 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Join the Living Legends past and present, organization founder Nina Tisara, and Living Legends Board Members to enjoy light refreshments, see the exhibition and learn more about how to nominate a Legend.

Christmas in July Celebration. All day, Union Street between Cameron and Duke streets. Call 703-548-2829 or visit www.christmasattic.com.

Comedy Performance. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Mark Klein performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com or 703-544-5313.

Saturday Stories. 11-11:30 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages welcome to enjoy stories and songs on Saturday morning. Call 703-746-1702.

Dog Wash. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3121 Colvin St. Dogtopia will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to raise money for Veterans Moving Forward. The event will feature give-aways, food, photo booths, fun and games for the whole family. A $15 per dog wash donation is requested. Visit www.dogdaycare.com or call 703-751-7387.

Movie Screening. 2-4 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. The Friends of Beatley Central Library present a culinary arts family film festival. Call 703-746-1702.

Sunday/July 21

Little Kids, Little Songs. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Listen as The Green Golly Project uses little songs to tell little tales. Ages 0-5, with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Monday/July 22

The Green Golly Project. 3:30 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Green Golly and Her Golden Flute is a comic retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale with lots of surprises. Call 703-746-1705.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Monday-Friday/July 22-26

Camp Carlyle. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Children ages 9-12 can learn about 18th century games, clothing, schooling and more. Includes field trips to other museums in Old Town Alexandria, storytelling and more. $300/in district child; $350/out of district child. To register visit www.nvrpa.org or 703-549-2997.

Tuesday/July 23

Time for 2’s. 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through July at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

New Class for Children. 10:30-11 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street. Register for one or several classes at www.nvfaa.org/events-upcoming. Each class $5 per child, adults free. Call 703-548-0035 or nvfaa.org.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Game Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can challenge themselves and friends through a variety of games. Call 703-746-1702.

Paws To Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Sign up at the Children’s Desk or call 703-746-1783 for a 15 minute slot to read to a dog. For Grades 1-6.

Wednesday/July 24

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark. Free. 703-746-5592.

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Patrick Sweany to open for Dr. John. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Meeting. 7-9 p.m. at the James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Friends of Duncan Library business meeting. Call 703-746-1705.

Lego Family Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. An evening of creative play with the whole family. Call 703-746-1702.

Puppet Show. 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Sing along with the animal puppets from Rainbow Puppet Productions. Ages 0-5, with adult. Call 703-746-1702

Spectacular Science. 4-4:45 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. With the folks from Mad Science, learn the science behind magic and see indoor fireworks. Ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1702.

Thursday/July 25

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by the Alexandria Harmonizers. Free. 703-746-5592.

Movie Screening. 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Zombie double feature in the large meeting room. Call 703-746-1702.

Little One-Ders. 11:15-11:45 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 3-3:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Ages 3-5 years. Call 703-746-1702.

Friday/July 26

Comedy Performance. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Frankie Paul performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com or 703-544-5313.

Movie Screening. 2-4 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon in the large meeting room. Call 703-746-1702.

July Art Explorers. 9:15 or 10:30 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Bring toddlers or preschoolers for guided exploration of clay, paint, collage, drawing and building in a supported studio environment. Visit the www.artatthecenter.org to register.

Saturday/July 27

Concert. Folk singer Bill Staines will perform in Mount Vernon at St Aidan’s Episcopal Church. 7 p.m. $15-$18.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Jr. Cline & The Recliners performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com or 703-544-5313.

Meditation Workshop. 1-2 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn techniques for relaxation in the small conference room. Call 703-746-1702.

Arthropod Adventure. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Starting at Dyke Marsh's Haul Road entrance, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Dress for the weather. The walk will take place unless heavy rain or thunderstorms. Visit http://biodiversity.georgetown.edu/.

Greece Lightning. 11-11:45 a.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages welcome. Call 703-746-1702.

Bright Star Theater. 2 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Enjoy a live literary theater production. Call 703-746-1705.

Sunday/July 28

Movie Screening. 2-4 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. The Friends of Beatley Central Library present a culinary arts family film festival. Call 703-746-1702.

Monday/July 29

Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Biography book club. Call 703-746-1743.

Little One-Ders. 10:30-11 a.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

July 29-Aug. 2

Shakespeare Summer Camp. StagePlay will be serving up it's 12th year of Shakespeare this summer at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Children in grades 3-6 will be introduced to “A Midsummer Night's Dream” through scene work, improvisation activities, costume play and theatre games from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Email Heather Sanderson at bardsplay@gmail.com or visit www.stageplay.TV for more.

Tuesday/July 30

Edible Books. 5-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Present an edible representation of your favorite book for a chance to win a prize. Located in the large meeting room. Call 703-746-1702.

Good Life Theater. Tuesday, July 30, 10 and 11 a.m.James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Enjoy Joe Pipik’s Backpack Puppets performing Rainbow Show. Ages 1-5. Call 703-746-1705.

Time for 2’s. 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through July at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

New Class for Children. 10:30-11 a.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street. Register for one or several classes at www.nvfaa.org/events-upcoming. Each class $5 per child, adults free. Call 703-548-0035 or nvfaa.org.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30-noon at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 0-11 months can enjoy stories and more with adult. Call 703-746-1702.

Game Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can challenge themselves and friends through a variety of games. Call 703-746-1702.

Wednesday/July 31

Lego Family Night. 7-8 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. An evening of creative play with the whole family. Call 703-746-1702.

Puppet Show. 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Spend the morning with Mother Goose and her friends in this show by Bob Brown Puppets. Ages 0-5, with an adult. Call 703-746-1702.

SummerQuest Finale. 4-4:45 p.m. Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch a movie, enjoy a treat and celebrate SummerQuest. Call 703-746-1702.

Storyteller Gary Lloyd. 3:30 p.m. James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Join storyteller Gary Lloyd for Dig Those Dinos, whether you are a meat-eater or plant-eater, for some fun dino songs, stories and poems. For ages 6-12. Call 703-746-1705.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Poco and Pure Prairie League. $35. Visitwww.poconut.org and www.pureprairieleague.com.

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn to make cold process soap with natural ingredients. Lessons include ways to safely handle and store lye, how to add fragrances and exfoliants and ideas for molding and packaging. Registration is $62. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Sunday/Aug. 4

“Downton Abbey.” 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Characters from “Downton Abbey” enter the ’20s and must adjust to the new society. Tickets are $29. Call 703-941-7987.

Tuesday/Aug. 6

Agriculture in the Classroom. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. An interactive session of lesson ideas and resources designed for daily curriculums to engage students in hands-on learning. Free. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza. Music by Silver City. Free. 703-746-5592.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Twilight Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St. Concert by Jason Paul Curtis & Swing Lab. Free. 703-746-5592.

Friday/Aug. 9

Lori Williams. Opening for Jose’ James at The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Tickets on sale now. Visit http://lorijazz.com/ or www.Birchmere.com.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Workshop. 10 a.m.-noon Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn to create a tabletop terrarium from begonia enthusiast Johanna Zinn. Container, plants, soil and care instructions provided. Registration is $45. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Green Spring staff shares casting and painting techniques for decorating the home and garden. Program registration is $45. Supply registration is $20 and is due by Aug. 7. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Garden Stroll & Tea. 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour the gardens and hear stories of Green Spring past and present followed by afternoon tea in the 1784 historic house. Registration is $29. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Friday/Aug. 16

Andy Poxon. Ppening for JD McPherson at The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Tickets on sale now. Visit http://www.andypoxon.com/ or www.birchmere.com.

Sunday/Aug. 18

Pride and Prejudice Celebration 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" turns 200. Celebrate and discuss the novel. Reservations are $29. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Saturday/Aug. 24

VietFest. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St. Celebrate the Vietnamese culture through art, food, history and entertainment. $5/advance; $7/onsite; free to people wearing full Vietnamese dress. Visit www.VietFest.com or 540-497-1661.

Saturday-Sunday/Aug. 24-25

Begonia Show and Sale Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. The Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society sponsors the annual display and sale various begonia species. Free. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Sunday/Aug. 25

VietFest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St. Celebrate the Vietnamese culture through art, food, history and entertainment. $5/advance; $7/onsite; free to people wearing full Vietnamese dress. Visit www.VietFest.com or 540-497-1661.

Pride and Prejudice Celebration 1-3 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" turns 200. Celebrate and discuss the novel. Reservations are $29. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring.

Tuesday/Aug. 27

Craft Night Social. 5-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans. Bring unfinished projects that are in progress and be social with other creative individuals. $8 DRA members / $10 non-members. Register: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft.

Friday/Aug. 30

Three Dog Night. At The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave.. Tickets on sale now for $69.50. Visit www.threedognight.com or www.birchmere.com for information.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see The Outlaws perform. $35. visit www.outlawsmusic.com. Robyn Ludwick will open.

Saturday/Sept. 7

Alexandria Art Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Colasanto Park, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Meet local artists and hear live music. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org/artmarket for more.

Saturday-Sunday/Sept. 7-8

Alexandria King Street Art Festival. Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Town Alexandria, 480 King St. Free and open to the public. Email Info@ArtFestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

Monday-Wednesday/Sept. 16-18

Gad Elmale. At The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $45. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com or www.gadelmaleh.com/.

Wednesday/Sept. 25

Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum Tour 2013. September 25, 8 p.m. Warner Theater 513 13th St, Washington, DC 20004. Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster.com or call (800)745-3000. Tickets also available at the Warner Theatre Box Office. visit http://www.satriani.com/ for information.

Saturday/Sep. 28

Live Music. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. See The Wailin’ Jennys perform. $39.50. Visitwww.thewailinjennys.com/.

Friday/October 4

Hope Grows Gala. October 4, Waterford at Springfield 6715 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150. Join us for our annual dinner, dance and auction. Cost is $1,500 each day to keep the doors open. For information call (703)-360-1976.

Sunday/October 13

Tift Merritt opening for Over the Rhine. Sunday, October 13 at The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305. Tickets on sale now. Visit www.tiftmerritt.com or www.birchmere.com for information.

Tuesday-Wednesday/Oct. 15-16

Kenny G. At The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave.. $65. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com or http://www.kennyg.com.

Sunday/October 20

Farewell Tour: Dr. Ralph Stanley. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Cost is $35. Call 703-549-7500.

Tuesday/Oct. 22

Craft Night Social. 5-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans. Bring unfinished projects that are in progress and be social with other creative individuals. $8 DRA members / $10 non-members. Register: www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/craft

Wednesday/Oct. 30

Baker Opens for America. At The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave.. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com or http://www.bakersongs.com.

Thursday/October 31

Marc Broussard. At The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Tickets on sale now. Visit www.marcbroussard.com or www.birchmere.com.

Friday/Nov. 1

Dailey & Vincent. At The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $29.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com or http://daileyandvincent.bombplates.com/.