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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.

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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 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.

Art Exhibit. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. Through Sunday, July 28, 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.

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.

Exhibit. Through the end of July, at Christ Church, 118 N. Washington Street. Titled ‘Love Makes a Family’ this exhibit of photographs and interviews covers families with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender members. A community reception for the exhibit will be held July 21, at 3 p.m. all are welcome. Call 703-549-1450 or email tknox@ccalex.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.

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...

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.

Dog Days Dog Show. July 18-Sept.1 in the Athenaeum Gallery. The show includes a variety of photographs about dogdom, portraits are also included. An opening reception will be held for free on July 21, at 4 p.m. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-683-5058.

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.

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 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. 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.

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.

Art Exhibit. Friday, Aug. 2 to Sunday, Sept. 1 at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue. The exhibit features seven Del Ray Artisans following their own theme and inspirations to create their own artwork. The gallery is free and open to the public. Visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Mobile Market. Thursdays through October, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Landmark Mall parking lot on the Duke Street side. The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture Mobile Market is a refurbished school bus offering produce, meat, eggs and more from small farmers and food artisans within 100 miles of the area. EBT cards and WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted. Visit arcadiafood.org.

Friday Affair Market. 12-4 p.m. at historic Hollin Hall, 1909 Windmill Lane. Purchase baked goods, treats, flowers and crafts from local vendors. Held July 26, Aug. 9 and the first and third Fridays of every month through December. Call 202-256-5332.

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 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.

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 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.

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Christmas in July The fourth annual Christmas in July celebration returns to Old Town, Saturday, July 20. Co-presented by The Christmas Attic and the businesses of Union Street, the event includes approximately 15 local retailers and community organizations that will be hosting activities either inside stores or on Union Street. Events run all day and include a painting demo and designer trunk show at Coco Blanca, a designer sale and complimentary coffee and treats at Encore Consignment Boutique, story time at 3 p.m. and activities for children at the Firehook Bakery and Coffeehouse, 20 percent off gift items and complimentary gourmet tea tastings at Old Town Coffee, Tea & Spice, and a Canine Cruise with Santa hosted by the Potomac Riverboat Company from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Other events are pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon-4 p.m., giveaways, and children’s activities at the Christmas Attic, a trunk show at the Lucky Knot, open art studies and a 2 p.m. story time at the Torpedo Factory, sales at the Virginia shop and the Zoe Boutique, and cookie decorating and holiday themed cocktails at the Union Street Public House. There will also be a 1 p.m. story time and sweat treats at Architectural Ceramics and three scoops of ice cream for $3 at Ben and Jerry’s from, 4-7 p.m. A portions of store sales will be donated to the local children’s charity The Reading Connection. In addition, there will be musical entertainment on Union Street from 12- 4 p.m. The celebration will take place Union Street between Cameron and Duke streets in Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.christmasattic.com or call 703-548-2829.

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.

Animal Show. 2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Local animals from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center for ages 6-12 to meet. Registration required. Call 703-768-6700.

Children’s Science Center. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Hands-on science experiments for ages 6-12. Registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Poetry Discussion. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss the poetry of Shel Silverstein. Call 703-768-6700.

Book Discussion. 7:15 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Call ahead for title at 703-971-0010.

SummerQuest: Kaydee Puppets. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can watch “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Free. 703-746-1703.

Film Series. 6:30 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch “Beautiful Creatures” based on the novel by Kami Garcia. Free. 703-746-1704.

Great Books Discussion Group. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Call for title. Free. 703-746-1702.

Yappy Hour. 5:30 p.m. Artfully Chocolate, 506 John Carlye Street. Artfully Chocolate has teamed up with pet care company Paw’k Ave to create happy hours with a twist. Call 703-575-8686 or visit www.pawk-ave.com.

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.

Film Festival. 8:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street. The movie “Skyfall” will be shown. Visit www.alexandriafilmfest.com.

Saturday/July 20

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.

Wag a Tale. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 5-12 can read to therapy dogs, Fire and Bella. Registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Film Festival. 8:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street. The movie “Rise of the Guardians” will be shown. Visit www.alexandriafilmfest.com

Workshop. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 601 Wythe St. Chai & Stories: A Writing Workshop for Adults offers a chance to work with instructor Sushmita Mazumdar in relaxed setting. Share chai tea and creative storytelling, complete with the opportunity to create a handmade book. Free. Call 703-746-4356 or visit www.alexblackhistory.org.

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.

Volunteer Fair. 4 p.m. at Sixteenth Tabernacle, 634 N. Patrick St. Come learn about programs in Alexandria where your time, talent and gifts are in high demand. Event is sponsored by the Old Town Community Development Corporation. Call 212-412-2692 or email SisTheory@hotmail.com.

Annual Chamber Music Series. 3 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street. Features folk and art bands such as: William Grant Still, Vaughn Williams, Bartok, Gordon Jacob and more. Presented by Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association. Call 703-799-8229 or visit www.wmpamusic.org.

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.

Pole Dance Competition. 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Pretty Lady Fitness, 7702 E. Richmond Highway. In the 2nd of 15 nationwide competitions, participants can perform for Pole Dance America judges as they search for the top pole fitness performers. The competition is open to women and men at least 16 years of age. Tickets start at $15. Visit www.poledanceamerica.org.

Family Days at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street. Families can partake in tours by Junior Docents. The Museum is also offering a look at the newly restored Ice Well, which allows visitors to experience the science and history that goes along with the making of ice cream. $5 for adults; $3 for children age 5-12. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

“Bounty of the Bay” Party. 6-8 p.m. at Jackson 20, 480 King St. All-you-can-eat feast of summer favorites like a Chesapeake crab boil, oysters, fried clams, red potatoes, summer corn and cole slaw. $45 inclusive of tax and gratuity. Visit www.jackson20.com or call 703-842-2790.

American Heritage Concert. At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, King Street Chapel, 2810 King Street. 7 p.m. Free. Visit www.american-heritage.org/youthchorus.

Free Cupcakes. Occasionally Cake in Old Town, 207 King St. Free. Visit www.occasionallycake.com

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.

Children’s Science Center. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Hands-on science experiments for ages 6-12. Registration Required. Call 703-765-3645.

Baby Lap Sits. 1:15 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Literacy programs for parents and babies. Ages birth through 12 months. Registration required. Call 703-971-0010.

Little Kids, Little Songs. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to age 5 can listen to songs that tell tales. Free. 703-746-1702.

Read, Sing & Play Baby. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

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.

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Celebrate With Occasionally Cake Occasionally Cake is celebrating their four-year anniversary on Sun., July 21 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street. They will also donate 25 percent of all their sales that day to the March of Dimes, as well as collect donations to be given to the organization. Occasionally Cake will be offering free cupcakes noon-8 p.m. Free cupcakes will be available in Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Marshmallow flavors. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase. Call 703-647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

Tuesday/July 23

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.

Polkas You Can Dig. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Mike Schneider shares the fun of Pint Size Polkas with children of all ages. Registration required. Call 703-768-6700.

Music Performance. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Sunnyland Music presents Slim Harrison performing traditional American music. Call 703-971-0010.

Evening Story Time. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Bedtime stories offered to children of all ages. Pajamas and stuffed animals optional. Registration required. Call 703-765-3645.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Time For 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children age 24-36 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children age 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

4 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1704.

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. 7:30 p.m., $45. 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.

Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Stories and activities for children ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration required. Call 703-971-0010.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Stories to Grow On. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children age 2 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Spanish Story Time. 1 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All abilities and all levels can join in for stories. Free. 703-746-1702.

Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children in grades K-5 can meet and learn about these birds of prey. Free. 703-746-1705.

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.

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.

Puppet Show. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Groovy Nate and his puppets perform songs and dances for all ages. Registration required.Call 703-339-4610.

Movie Screening. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Refreshments provided. For ages 13 and up. Registration required. Call 703-768-6700 for film title.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres. 11 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to age 5 can sing, shake and dance while learning Latin dances and Spanish words. Free. 703-746-1703.

SummerQuest: Movie. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 6-12 can watch a movie with friends. Free. 703-746-1704.

Zombie Double Feature. 5-8:30 p.m. at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “Fido” and “Warm Bodies.” Free. 703-746-1702.

World Short Story Discussion. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road Free. Call for title. 703-746-1704.

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.

Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. The King Street Cats hold their 7th Annual Theater Night Fundraiser with a cocktail reception, silent auction and performance of “Avenue Q.” Visit www.kingstreetcats.org.

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 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can learn about all things Greek, from mythology to yogurt. Free. 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.

Concert. 7 p.m. at Focus Music Concerts, 8531 Riverside Road. See Bill Staines perform live. Tickets cost $15-$18. Call 703-380-3151 or visit www.focusmusic.org.

Wag a Tale. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 5-12 can read to Chester the therapy dog. Registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Food Workshop. 2 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Learn about essential fats for your diet and unhealthy fats to avoid. A sample of healthy snacks provided. Registration required. Call 703-768-6700.

Concert. 7:30 p.m. Bob Schneider at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. www.birchmere.com.

Saturday-Sunday/July 27-28

Sidewalk Sale. 8 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Periwinkle Potomac Greens, 1557 Potomac Greens Drive. The renovation sale will offer discounts on furniture, fixtures, clothing and more. Visit www.periwinkleshop.com.

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.

Women's Day. 11 a.m. at Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church, 606A South Washington St. Will feature guest speaker, Rev. Cathy Fielding. Call 703-836-7332.

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Apothecary Museum Celebrates Harry Potter's Birthday Alexandria's Apothecary Museum, located at 105-107 South Fairfax St., is celebrating Harry Potter's birthday on July 31 with special tours from 6-9 p.m. This Apothecary, where "potions" were mixed and sold for 141 years, is full of thousands of curious objects, herbs and remedies. Their elixirs may not have promised luck to the user, but many were considered "cure-alls" in their time. Visitors will discover the uses for Dragon's Blood, Unicorn Root, Mandrake Root and other mysterious but powerful plants during their tour as they encounter the real-world counterparts to Harry Potter's world. Entrance fee is $6 per person at the door. Program is for all ages; adult groups are encouraged to visit during the latter half of the program. In addition to the tour and take-home activity book, local stores Hooray for Books and the Sugar Cube will be providing games and hands-on activities as well Harry Potter-related merchandise. Visitors can also stop by the Christmas Attic, located at 125 S. Union St., for more birthday fun. Visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or call 703-746-3852.

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.

Tangle of Tales. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. The Grey Seal Puppets bring global folk tales to life for all ages. Registration required. Call 703-971-0010.

Read, Sing & Play Baby. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Film Series. 6 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch “We Bought a Zoo.” Free. 703-746-1704.

Biography Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Read and discuss biographies and memoirs. Free. Call for title. 703-746-1702.

Monday-Friday/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. 10 and 11 a.m. at 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. 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.

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Stories and activities for ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration required. Call 703-971-0010.

Evening Story Time. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Bedtime stories for children ages 1-5 with an adult. Pajamas welcomed. Registration required. Call 703-768-6700.

Puzzle Day. All day at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. All ages can play games and solve puzzles. Free. 703-746-1703.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Outdoor Days. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can use bubbles, chalk and other outdoor toys. Free. 703-746-1703.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres. 1 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children up to age 5 can sing, shake and dance while learning Latin dances and Spanish words. Free. 703-746-1704.

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 1-1:45 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.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres. 2:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Andres Salguero presents song and dance from Latin America. For all ages. Registration required. Call 703-339-4610.

Recital. 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Ava Oaxaca, alto saxophone, and Joe Broom, euphonium, perform “Summer Music.” Free. Call 703-838-4994 or email avaoaxaca@aol.com.

Harry Potter Celebration. 6- 9 p.m. Tours and “potions” at Alexandria's Apothecary Museum, located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street. $6. Visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or call 703-746-3852.

Classical Recital. 7 p.m. at Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax St. Flutist Jonathan Snowden performs, accompanied by Matthew Van Hoose on piano. $20. Call 202-686-8008.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy games, rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

Outdoor Days. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can use bubbles, chalk and other outdoor toys. Free. 703-746-1703.

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.

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.

Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Ava Oaxaca, alto saxophone, and Joe Broom, euphonium, perform “Summer Music.” Free. Call 703-838-4994 or email avaoaxaca@aol.com.

Book Signing. 2-5 p.m. Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Road. Civil War historian B. Franklin Cooling III signs his book “The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story” about President Abraham Lincoln’s role in the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864. For this event a special book price of $40 will be offered. Call 703-746-4848.

Family Dig Day. At Alexandria Archaeology, 105 N. Union Street Learn and assist City archaeologists as they examine soil and artifacts gathered from a real dig. The day begins with a lesson on the history and archaeology of Shuter’s Hill and continues with a tour and an opportunity to sift through excavated soil in search of artifacts. $5; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Equipment provided. Reservations required. Call 703-746-4399 or visitwww.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology.

Tavern Day. 1 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street. Learn how to dance like George Washington or partake in some scientific discussions and experience Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century. Visit www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us.

Friendship Firehouse Festival Birthday. 9 a.m. in the 100 block of S. Alfred Street, between Prince and King Streets. The family friendly event will be free for everyone to celebrate the 239th birthday of the historic fire company. Enjoy a collection of antique fire equipment as well as other attractions such as craft booth, food vendors, and free birthday cake. Visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net.

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.

Fire Engine Association Fundraiser. The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association will hold its annual Friendship Firehouse Festival from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. This family event will take place in the 100 block of South Alfred Street between Prince and King streets, which will be closed off to traffic for the festival. Free. Visit www.friendshipfirehouse.net.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

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

Puppet Show. 10 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. The ‘Time Capsule’ puppet show will take place featuring The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Jack and the Beanstalk. The show is $3 per person. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring and use event code 2903856301 or call 703-642-5173.

Cool Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Maureen Clyne of Prasada Yoga offers, outdoor yoga classes at 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. Open to all skill levels. Free. Call 703-967-8884 or visit www.prasadayoga.com.

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.

Performance. 7 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Joe Peck and Friends with featured artist Mercedes Mill. All tickets are $10 and available online and at the door. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Doggie Happy Hour. 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Bring your dogs for an evening in the Athenaeum garden. Lemonade and milkbones provided. Free. Call 703-548-0035 or visit www.nvfaa.org.

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.

Tuesday-Thursday/Aug. 9-11

Theatre. 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Arts on the Horizon presents “Under the Canopy” an interactive theatre performance designed for children 0-2 years old. $3. Call 703-548-0035 or visit www.ArtsOnTheHorizon.org.

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.

Jane Austen Ball. 8 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern 134 N. Royal Street. This evening in the 1790s will feature a variety of English country dances in the historic ballroom, live music, and iced refreshments. After-5 dress encouraged. Visit www.shop.alexandria.gov or www.alexandria.gov/gadsbystavern.

28th Annual Ballyshaners Irish Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Old Town Alexandria. A day full of Irish cultural provided by the Ballyshaners, a non-profit organization with the goal to promote and preserve Irish heritage. The festival features musical groups, dancers and vendors of authentic Irish foods and crafts. All proceeds go towards paying the cost of Alexandria’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Visit http://www.ballyshaners.org/festival/index.htm.

Sunday/Aug. 11

Family Days at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street. Families can partake in tours by Junior Docents. The Museum is also offering a look at the newly restored Ice Well, which allows visitors to experience the science and history that goes along with the making of ice cream. $5 for adults; $3 for children age 5-12. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

Tuesday/Aug. 13

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Performance by George Duke. Tickets on sale July 12. Visit www.birchmere.com or www.georgeduke.com.

Wednesday/Aug. 14

Cool Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Maureen Clyne of Prasada Yoga offers, outdoor yoga classes at 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. Open to all skill levels. Free. Call 703-967-8884 or visit www.prasadayoga.com.

Wednesday-Thursday/Aug. 14-15

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Justin Hayward, with opening act Mike Dawes. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.

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.

Yappy Hour. 5:30 p.m. Artfully Chocolate, 506 John Carlye Street. Artfully Chocolate has teamed up with pet care company Paw’k Ave to create happy hours with a twist. Call 703-575-8686 or visit www.pawk-ave.com.

Friday/Aug. 16

Andy Poxon. Ppening for JD McPherson at The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Tickets on sale now. Visit 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.

Monday-Friday/Aug. 19-23

The Big Meow Half Day Camp. 9 a.m.-noon at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. A camp inspired by Elizabeth Spires’ book “The Big Meow” teaches about movement, creativity, problem solving and story telling. For ages 5-7. $150 for the week. Call 703-933-1111 or visit www.janefranklin.com.

Wednesday/Aug. 21

Cool Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Maureen Clyne of Prasada Yoga offers, outdoor yoga classes at 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. Open to all skill levels. Free. Call 703-967-8884 or visit www.prasadayoga.com.

Friday-Sunday/Aug. 23-25

Theatre Performance. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday at Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd. Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre’s ensemble presents “Fame: the Musical.” $20. Call 703-584-2900 or visit www.metro-theatre.org.

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.

Concert. Johnny Lappen at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. 7:30 p.m. $35. Visit www.birchmere.com.

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.

Wednesday/Aug. 28

Cool Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Maureen Clyne of Prasada Yoga offers, outdoor yoga classes at 1900 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray. Open to all skill levels. Free. Call 703-967-8884 or visit www.prasadayoga.com.

Thursday/Aug. 29

Concert. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Caravan of Thieves and the Funhouse perform. $20. Call 703-544-5315 or visit www.oldtowntheater1914.com.

Thursday-Saturday/Aug. 29-31

Theatre Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd. Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre’s ensemble presents “Fame: the Musical.” $20. Call 703-584-2900 or visit www.metro-theatre.org.

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.

Family Dig Day. At Alexandria Archaeology 105 N. Union Street Learn and assist City archaeologists as they examine soil and artifacts gathered from a real dig. The day begins with a lesson on the history and archaeology of Shuter’s Hill and continues with a tour and an opportunity to sift through excavated soil in search of artifacts. $5; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Equipment provided. Reservations required. Call 703-746-4399 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology.

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.

Sunday/Sept. 8

“Bounty of the Bay” Party. 6-8 p.m. at Jackson 20, 480 King St. All-you-can-eat feast of summer favorites like a Chesapeake crab boil, oysters, fried clams, red potatoes, summer corn and cole slaw. $45 inclusive of tax and gratuity. Visit www.jackson20.com or call 703-842-2790.

Saturday/Sept.14

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Performance by Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, as well as the Daryl Davis Band. Tickets on sale July 12. Visit www.birchmere.com or www.billkirchen.com.

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/.

Thursday/Sept. 19

Yappy Hour. 5:30 p.m. Artfully Chocolate, 506 John Carlye Street. Artfully Chocolate has teamed up with pet care company Paw’k Ave to create happy hours with a twist. Call 703-575-8686 or visit www.pawk-ave.com.

Saturday-Sunday/Sept. 21-22

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Richard Thompson performs. $39.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.

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/Oct. 4

Hope Grows Gala. Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce St. Annual dinner, dance and auction. Cost is $1,500 each day to keep the doors open. Call 703-360-1976.

Saturday/Oct. 5

Family Dig Day. At Alexandria Archaeology 105 N. Union Street Learn and assist City archaeologists as they examine soil and artifacts gathered from a real dig. The day begins with a lesson on the history and archaeology of Shuter’s Hill and continues with a tour and an opportunity to sift through excavated soil in search of artifacts. $5; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Equipment provided. Reservations required. Call 703-746-4399 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology.

Sunday/Oct. 13

Tift Merritt. Opening for Over the Rhine at The Birchmere 3701 Mt Vernon Ave. Tickets on sale now. Visit www.tiftmerritt.com or www.birchmere.com.

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 www.kennyg.com.

Sunday/Oct. 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

Thursday/Oct. 24

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue. Performance by Madeleine Peyroux. Visit www.birchmere.com or www.madeleinepeyroux.com.

Saturday/Oct. 26

Family Dig Day. At Alexandria Archaeology 105 N. Union Street Learn and assist City archaeologists as they examine soil and artifacts gathered from a real dig. The day begins with a lesson on the history and archaeology of Shuter’s Hill and continues with a tour and an opportunity to sift through excavated soil in search of artifacts. $5; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Equipment provided. Reservations required. Call 703-746-4399 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology.

Wednesday/Oct. 30

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

Thursday/Oct. 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/.

Sunday/Nov. 10

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Al Stewart performs. $29.50. Call 703-549-7500 or visit www.birchmere.com.