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Alexandria and Mount Vernon Events Calendar

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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.

Theater Performance. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., presents “Ghost-Writer.” Performances are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. through Sunday, June 16. Tickets are $45-$55; $25/student. Visit www.metrostage.org or 703-548-9044 for tickets.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 16, see artwork by Sandy LeBrun-Evans and Danny Conant at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Free. Hours are Thursdays from noon-9 p.m., all other days from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Student Design Competition. Come see Woodlawn transformed from a historic house museum into a comfortable and stylish home for 21st century living. Through Sunday, June 16. $20. Call 703-780-4000.

Watercolor Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 23, see “Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorist” at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Hours at the Historic House are Wednesday-Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. and at the Horticulture Center are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorists.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Through Tuesday, June 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at River Farm Gardens, East Blvd. Come see “Elegance of Spring.”

Art Exhibit. Eight painters, including Alexandria artist Christine Gray, have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Their works will be on display through June 29 at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. Gallery hours are from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 30, the artists of Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee St., Suite 101, have created 2D and 3D artworks on the themes of pride and equality. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/WorkhouseStudio4 for more.

Art Exhibit. "Music In Art" art exhibit June 7 through June 30 at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Artists explore how songs, music genres influences their art in various/mixed media. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org for more.

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. 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.

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 for more.

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.

Saturdays through June 29

Walking Tour Devoted to Dogs. 10 a.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. All dogs on a leash can enjoy a 1.25 mile walk around the estate, and learn about canine life at Mount Vernon. $5/for the tour plus the general admission for owners. Dogs are free. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Thursday/June 6

Garden Stroll and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour some of the gardens with a master gardener docent who will tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in the 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Do More in 24. 4-6 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is hosting a free event to raise awareness and funds for homeless families. Will include chalk drawing, door prizes, music and more. Local author Alexis Conti will read from her new book. Donations of books encouraged. 703-768-9404.

D-Day Remembrance. 6-8 p.m. at Market Square. Memorabilia from World War II will be on display. Free. 703-489-7717.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Friends’ Book Sale. 1:15 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Buy books and help support the library. 703-746-1704.

Paws to Read. 5:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children in grades 1-6 can read to friendly dogs. Registration required, 703-746-1702 x5.

Writing Triage. 6:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Get a resume or writing project reviewed and get suggestions on how to improve it. Free. 703-746-1742 to register.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-7 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Garden Stroll & Tea. 1-3 p.m., at at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent; afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in a 1784 historic house. Ages 13 and older. $28. 703-914-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

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

Friday/June 7

Friends’ Book Sale. 10:15 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Buy books and help support the library. 703-746-1704.

Basic Gardening: Herb Gardening. 1:30-2:30 p.m.at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. This overview of herbs will cover the basics of herb gardening including site selection, planning, preparation and plant selection. $10/person. Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173. Code: 290 282 2701.

Comedy. 8 p.m. or midnight at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Jonathan Kite performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Music Performance. 9:30 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Blue Dogs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Opening Reception. 7-10 p.m. see the "Music In Art" art exhibit at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Artists explore how songs, music genres influences their art in various/mixed media. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org for more.

Music Performance. Fuse Box will perform 4-6 p.m. at the Virginia Florist at Hollin Hall Shopping Center, 7908 Fort Hunt Road. Free. 703-765-0701.

Saturday/June 8

Program. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2221 Emmett Drive. Come to a community/health day program. Rain date June 29. www.mountcalvarybaptist.com.

Mrs. Madison’s Ball. 8-11 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Enjoy live music, special dessert collation and a cash bar. $45/advance; $50/door if available. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-746-4242.

Civil War Fort Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road. Watch re-enactors set up camp, lead drills and more. Tours will be at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. $2/person or $5/family. Visit www.fortward.org or 703-746-4848.

Friends’ Book Sale. 10:15 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Buy books and help support the library. 703-746-1704.

Saturday Stories. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can enjoy stories and songs. Free. 703-746-1702.

Saturday Matinee. 1:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Watch a family friendly movie. Free. 703-746-1783.

Watercolor Workshop: Backgrounds. 9:30-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. A demonstration by watercolor artist Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki followed by a workshop session in painting gray-background florals for intermediate and experienced beginners; bring a bag lunch. $72/person. Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173. Code: 290 230 4901.

Comedy. 8 p.m. or midnight at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Jonathan Kite performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Grand Opening and Free Classes. Free yoga classes start at 8:30 a.m. at Radiance Yoga, 701 Prince St. Walk-ins welcome. Visit www.radiance-yoga.net or 703-535-8282.

Book Signing. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Potomac Yard, 3561 Jeff Davis Highway. Stephen Harding will discuss and then sign copies of his book “The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe.”

Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. Find items for all ages. 703-339-4610.

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

Hear at Martha’s. 2 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Ages 13 and up can hear local poets read and discuss their work. Free. 703-768-6700.

June 8-29

Theater Performance. See “Twentieth Century”at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Visit www.thelittletheatre.com or 703-683-0496 for tickets or information.

Saturday-Sunday/June 8-30

Art Exhibit. See the exhibit “Food: Friend or Foe,” which examines the complex relationship we have with food. Showcases 19 works by artists from all over the country. Free. Located at Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more.

Sunday/June 9

Sunday Film Fest. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Watch “Calendar Girls.” Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Bike Day. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. during the West End Farmers Market at Ben Brenman Park. Local Motion and Arlington Rides will be at the market giving out biking maps and goodies. Used bikes will be for sale, and repairs will be offered by Phoenix Bikes. Visit www.westendfarmersmarket.org for more.

All the Fair Ladies: Civil War Fundraisers. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Hear about how women in the North and South leapt into the war effort by raising funds through charity fairs and how fundraising empowered the women who organized them. $28. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Performance. Marc Cohn performs with Rebecca Pidgeon at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $45. Visit www.Birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Watershed Friendly Garden Tour. 1-5 p.m. around Mount Vernon, including Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, two schools, a community garden and several homes. The tour highlights facilities that feature rain gardens, native plants, solar panels and more. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/gardentour.htm for a list of locations. Free, and can be started at any location on the list.

Civil War Sunday. 1-5 p.m. at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St., #327. See an original May 26, 1861, edition of “The New-York Tribune” detailing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth’s death in Alexandria, a Peeps diorama illustrating Ellsworth’s death, a cocked and loaded Wickham musket discarded in a privy during the 1860s, and more. Free. Visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org or call 703.746.4399.

Monday/June 10

Meet the Artists. 10 a.m.-noon at River Farm. Meet the artists of “The Elegance of Spring.” For more information, call 703-768-5700 or visit www.ahs.org.

Little One-Ders. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months with adult. 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.

Interfaith Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Read nonfiction works that strive to find common ground through recognizing and celebrating common values. Free. Call 703-746-1743 for title.

Let’s Talk Books. 7 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Discuss “Bossy Pants” by Tina Fey. Free. 703-746-1703.

Summer Cooking. 7 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Learn how to use produce bought at local farmers’ markets. Free. 703-746-1704.

Child and Me Yoga. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 1-3 can use yoga poses to imitate animals and more. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Books and Ideas. 7:30 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Call for title. Free. 703-765-3645.

Tuesday/June 11

Second Tuesday Book Group. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “Ladies of Liberty” by Cokie Roberts. Free. Visit secondtuesdaybookgroup.blogspot.com or 703-339-4610.

Evening Book Group. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults can discuss “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones. Free. 703-768-6700.

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.

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.

Tuesday Tots. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1704.

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.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months with adult. Free. 703-746-1702.

Paws to Read. 5:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children in grades 1-6 can read to friendly dogs. Registration required, 703-746-1705.

Game Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can play with their friends. Free. 703-746-1702.

Wednesday/June 12

Rising Words, Rising Images. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Night” by Elie Wiesel. For children ages 12-17. Free. 703-76-3645.

Older Adults Book Group. 2 p.m. at Kingstowne Center for Active Adults, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Discuss “Years of Wonder” by Geraldine Brooks. Free. 703-339-4610.

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.

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.

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.

Matinee Series 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch “The Hobbit.” Free. 703-746-1704.

Lego Family Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. The whole family can enjoy an evening of creative play. Free. 703-746-1702.

Thursday/June 13

Lecture. 7:30-9 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. The Potowmack chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will discuss “Celebrating the Natural Communities of VA,” including plant roots and their fungal partners. Free. 703-642-5173.

Reception. 6-8 p.m. enjoy a juror talk with April Wood and see the exhibit “Food: Friend or Foe,” which examines the complex relationship we have with food. Showcases 19 works by artists from all over the country. Free. Located at Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target for more.

Second Thursday Music. 7 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Tom Dews performs with Henry Cross and Ron Goad. $10. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Live Jazz. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Jazz Evening. 6-9 p.m. at locations on King Street near the waterfront. There will be interactive art activities, live music and art receptions. Some locations are free, but some have a charge. Visit secondthursdayoldtown.com for more.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, activities and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Little One-Ders. 11:15 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and more. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Crime Prevention Tips. 5 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. The ACPD Crime Prevention Officer will give tips on how to stay safe at home, on vacation and even around the city. Free. 703-746-1704.

Library Speed Dating. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Book lovers can share love of books to find a literary better half. Prizes will be awarded. Free. 703-746-1751 to reserve a spot.

Pajama Party. 7 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 3-6 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Friday/June 14

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see HEM perform. $25. Visit www.hemmusic.com.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. eight painters, including Alexandria Christine Gray, have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards. Their works will be on display at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free.

Performance. 7 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Ellouise Schoettler will perform a one-woman piece about Arlington National Cemetery. A coffee and dessert reception will follow. $10. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Comedy. 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Chris Barnes performs. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m., 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. Visit www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/ for more.

Tango Performance. 7 p.m. at Minnie Howard Auditorium, 3801 W. Braddock Road. QuinTango will perform with student performers. Free. Visit www.quintango.com or 703-548-6811.

PBS Documentary Screening. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch “Guilty Pleasures,” which takes a look at why romance novels are so popular and “Biblioburro: The Donkey Library,” which showcases a Columbian library. Free. 703-746-1702.