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7th Annual Del Ray Music Festival The Del Ray Music Festival will take place Friday, June 21, 7-9 p.m. at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market and Saturday, June 22, 2013, noon-9 p.m. on the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Fields at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The festival features a variety of music including jazz, blues, folk, country, Reggae, pop and rock. The majority of the musicians who take the stage are local D.C., Maryland and Virginia musicians. This year’s festival is headlined by Catie Curtis, and also features local favorites like TiffanyThompson, The Weathervanes and The Highballers. In addition to music the festival offers activities for children, food and fun everyone.The National Capital Area Affiliate of Guitars Not Guns will raffle off a signed guitar at the festival. Visit www.delraymusicfestval.com. Friday Lineup: 7 p.m. — The Walkaways www.thewalkaways.com 8 p.m. — The Beanstalk Library http://thebeanstalklibrary.com Saturday Lineup: Noon — Orchard Wall www.orchardwall.com/ 1 p.m. — The Highballers www.highballersmusic.com 2 p.m. — The Reserves http://thereservesmusic.com 3 p.m. — Tiffany Thompson (http://tiffanythompsonmusic.com 4 p.m. — I & I Riddim www.reverbnation.com/iiriddim 5 p.m. — The Weathervanes www.theweathervanesmusic.com 6 p.m. — Kate Moran Band www.katemoranband.com 6:45 p.m. — Elroy Jenkins www.facebook.com/elroyjenkinsrocks 7:30 p.m. — Catie Curtis http://catiecurtis.com

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.

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.

Theater Performance. “Twentieth Century” is playing through June 29 at The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Call 703-683-0496 or visit www.thelittletheatre.com.

Walking Tour Devoted to Dogs. Saturdays, through June 29 at 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.

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. Through Sunday, June 30, see work by Patrick Sargent at Printmakers Inc. For this exhibition, Patrick Sargent brings together his military background with his artistic talents to create large woodcuts based on his experiences. Printmakers Inc. is at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-683- 1342.

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...>

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, June 30, see the exhibit “Food: Friend or Foe,” which examines the 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.

Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. “Sweet Celebrations” at the Scope Gallery, 105 N Union St. Ceramic Guild members present pottery for weddings, anniversaries, graduations and birthdays. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Enamelists Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street.In “Summer Joy,” enamelists work with a bright summertime palette to celebrate the intensity and everlasting beauty of enamel colors. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Art Exhibit. Running through Sunday, June 30, Target Gallery presents Food, an all-media exhibition at the Torpedo Art Factory that explores the complex relationship with food including a reception Thursday, June 13, 6-8 p.m. Torpedo Art Factory is located at 105 N. Union St. Call 703-838-4565 or visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Gallery. The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St. This juried exhibition, running through Monday, July 1, “(Con)text: Art with a Message,” features text-based work. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Gallery. The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street. The Art League Gallery presents “Tabletop,” an exhibition of functional tabletop wares crafted by artists from around the country, and juried by Linda Christianson. Running through Monday, July 1. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Gallery The Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street Bob Tetro’s solo show, “Bob Tetro: Yellowstone Abstracted,” features photographs of Yellowstone National Park that bring the viewer close. Running through Monday, July 1. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

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.

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 for more.

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, noon-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.

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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.

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. Children 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 children 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. 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.

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 for more.

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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.

Thursday/June 20

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Edward Belfar will discuss his book “Wanderers.” Free. 703-746-1751.

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 our 1784 historic house. Ages 13 and older. $28. 703-914-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

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.

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

Yappy Hour. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fosters Grill, 2400 Eisenhower Ave. Free. Dogs welcome. Donations benefit AWLA.

Beauty of Indian Dance. 2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. All ages can enjoy classical and Bollywood dance with Sumona. Free. Registration required, 703-768-6700.

Martha’s Poetry Discussion. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Discuss the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Free. 703-768-6700.

The One Man Band. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All ages can sing and dance to music by Peter McCory. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

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

Lecture. 7:30 p.m. at Green Spring, Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road. June lecture in the series “Celebrating the Natural Communities of VA”: Plant Roots and their Fungal Partners. Call 703 642-5173.

Thursday-Sunday/June 20-22

Fest Too 2013. Fun, music, and art at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Call 703-998-6260 or visit www.convergenceccf.net.

Friday/June 21

Fairfax County NAACP Golf Tournament. 2 p.m. shotgun start at Fort Belvoir Golf Course. $100/person. E-mail fairfaxnaacp@gmail.com or call 703-591-4488 to register.

Music Performance. Focus Music presents folk/Celtic duo Acoustic Eidolon at 7:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Road. $18/general; $15/advance. Visit focusmusic.org for tickets or 703-380-3151.

Starting Genealogy. 7 p.m. at Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Learn how to start researching and interpreting records. Free. Visit nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

Gardening: Waterwise Garden 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road.Learn how to use water efficiently within your garden while still enjoying a beautiful landscape. $10/person Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173. Code: 290 288 4701.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear the Devon Allman Band. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Fest Too. 4-11 p.m. at The Lab at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Families will be able to listen to music from dozens of live bands, see artists working and partake in workshops. $10. Visit www.convergenceccf.net for more.

Remembrance Walk. A walk remembering civil rights activists Samuel W. Tucker. Meeting 5:30 pm at 717 Queen Street. The 1/2 mile walk will be followed by refreshments and conversation at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street. Free.

Kickoff Concert and Courtyard BBQ. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., opening band starts at 7 p.m. Jackson 20 courtyard, 480 King St. Call 703-842-2790, or visit www.jackson20.com or www.facebook.com/jackson20. Non-refundable tickets to the rain or shine event, $75.

Senior Services of Alexandria's Annual Meeting. Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Fountains at Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Avenue in Alexandria. The $30 suggested donation is tax-deductible. Parking is limited. You can register at www.seniorservicesalex.org or call 703-836-4414, ext. 10. Make reservation by Wednesday, June 19.

Genealogy for Beginners. 7 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Professional Genealogist Lisa Stansbury shares the basic concepts of family research. Bring a notepad and questions. Free. Call 703-548-0035 or visit www.nvfaa.org.

Friday-Saturday/June 21-22

Music Festival. Del Ray Music Festival at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market. Friday from 7- 8 p.m. and Saturday noon-9 p.m. In addition to music the festival offers activities for children, food, and fun for everyone.

Friday/June 21- Sunday/ July 7

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 21, 22, 28, 29, and July 5, 6 ); Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. (June 23, 30 and July 7). Adults $18, Youth/Senior $15. Visit http://acctonline.org/ for more.

Saturday/June 22

Alexandria Food and Wine Festival. Noon-7 p.m. at John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle Square. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s corner, food and wine tasting and more. Local restaurants will compete for best appetizer, best main dish and best dessert. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ALIVE! Inc. Free, but tickets are needed to sample food and wine. $15/8 taste tickets; $10/person to access the wine garden. Visit www.alexandriafoodandwine.com for more.

Old and New, Tried and True Vegetables 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road Discover some old and new edible plants new on the market.$15/person Register at www.greenspring.org or call 703-642-5173.Code: 290 387 4201.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear The Drifters. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Fest Too. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at The Lab at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Families will be able to listen to music from dozens of live bands, see artists working and partake in workshops. $15. Visit www.convergenceccf.net for more.

Jonathan Edwards. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Edwards, who topped the charts with the classic hit “Sunshine” in the 1970s, will perform songs from his latest release, “My Love Will Keep.” Visit www.birchmere.com.

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

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 Chester, a reading therapy dog. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Hall of Fame. The City of Alexandria and the Charles Houston Ad-Hoc Hall of Fame Subcommittee will dedicate a Hall of Fame that honors Alexandria’s African American history makers, and a photographic mural that highlights key places in the city’s African American community. Event will take place at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. 2 p.m. with a reception, followed by the ceremony at 3 p.m. Free. Call 703-746-5504.

Sunday/June 23

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

Performance. Enjoy an evening with Bill Payne at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Visit www.Birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

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Exhibit runs June 7-30 at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Opening reception scheduled for Friday, June 7, 7-10 p.m. This all-member exhibit explores the relationship between music and art by showcasing artists' interpretations of music in art in a variety of media. Celebrate Music In Art and find out what songs, musical artists, and musical genres have influenced Del Ray Artisans members' artwork. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Monday/ June 24

Book Club. 7 p.m. at the Beatley Public Library, 5005 King St. Biography Book Club will discuss “Speaking for Myself” by Cherie Blair. Call 703-746-1702.

SummerQuest Jr: Kaydee Puppets. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 2-5 can enjoy a two puppet shows. Free. 703-746-1705.

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.

SummerQuest Jr: Classic Tales N’ Tunes. 11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 1-5 can listen to stories and music. Free. 703-746-1704.

Baby Rhyme Time. 11:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

SummerQuest Jr: Fruit Salad Fun. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 6-12 can test their knowledge of fruits while creating a custom-made fruit salad. 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.

Biography Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Call for title. 703-746-1743.

SummerQuest Jr: Rainbow Interactive Theater. 7.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 6-12 can volunteer to be in “Sword in the Stone.” Free. 703-746-1704.

Eat My Dust. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 6-12 can meet Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist and noise making children’s comedian. Free. 703-339-4610.

Monday-Thursday/June 24-27

Art at the Center. Explore textile design and develop sewing skills while creating unique soft sculptures, bags and pillows. Visit www.artatthecenter.org to register.

Tuesday/June 25

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.

Eat My Dust. 2:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Children ages 6-12 can meet Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist and noise making children’s comedian. Free. 703-768-6700.

Create It with Duct Tape. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Teens ages 12-18 can use duct tape to cover items and create new ones. Bring something to cover, such as a book bag, sneakers or belt. Door prizes randomly drawn. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

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.

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 26

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Kay C. Goss will discuss her book “Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills.” Free. 703-746-1751.

Concert in the Garden 7-8 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. The Fairfax Symphony Brass Quintet will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS). Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. FROGS Board will serve complimentary birthday cake and lemonade and raffle off 20 plants in celebration of their 20 years. Free.

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.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres. 10:30 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to age 5 can sing, shake and dance while learning Latin dances and Spanish words. Free. 703-746-1702.

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.

SummerQuest: Amazing Adaptations. 4 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 6-12 can visit with animals while learning about how they adapt to find food, shelter and water. Free. 703-746-1702.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Kay Goss will discuss her book “Mr. Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills.” Free. 703-746-1702.

Lego Family Night. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Families can enjoy building together and more. Free. 703-746-1702.

Eat My Dust. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 6-12 can meet Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist and noise making children’s comedian. Free. 703-971-0010.

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.

Thursday/June 27

“A Little DECOdence.” Enjoy the 10th Anniversary Fostering the Future Cruise with a dockside reception at 7 p.m.; the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel boat will depart at 8:30 p.m. at the City Marina in Old Town Alexandria, Cameron and Union Streets. Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing until 10 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Tower House Band. Attire is 1920s jazzy casual. All proceeds benefit The Fund for Alexandria’s Child helping foster children and others at risk of abuse and neglect. $85/adult. Buy tickets at www.decodence.eventbrite.com or 703-746-5663.

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.

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.

SummerQuest: Ukulele Phil and the Hula Kids. 11 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 2 and up can enjoy Hawaiian music and dancing. Free. 703-746-1703.

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.

SummerQuest: Under the Sea. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 6-12 can learn about sea creatures. Free. 703-746-1704.

Blockbuster Thursday. 6:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Call 703-746-1702 for title.

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

Eat My Dust. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 6-12 can meet Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist and noise making children’s comedian. Free. 703-765-3645.

Martha’s Family Movie. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. All ages can watch a film based on a children’s classic book. Free. Registration required. 703-768-6700.

Friday/June 28

Community Dance. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Dance to a live band. $4/person. 703-765-4573.

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

Delbert & Glen Duet. Delbert McClinton with special guest Glen Clark. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.; Tickets $45. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Saturday/June 29

Family Dig Day. 1:30-3 p.m. Help City archaeologists screen excavated soil for real artifacts. $5. Contact archaeology@alexandriava.gov or call 703-746-4399.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. or 11 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Billy Hancock. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

Free healthy food event United Community Ministries (UCM) from 1-3 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church at 1909 Windmill Lane. The public is invited and registration is free. The event will open with a lively panel discussion about healthy food and food policy, with local food experts. Call 703-768-7106

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

Grand Gaming Melee. All day at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. All ages can play a variety of games. Beginners welcome. Free. 703-746-1702.

Free Meditation Workshop. 1 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn breathing technique and more. Free. 703-746-1702.

Air Force Concert. 8 p.m. West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road. The Concert Band Alumni Reunion Concert is offered as a public service. Free. Tickets not required. For more information visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday-Sunday/June 29-30

Theater. Metropolitan Arts Center will put in “Mirror, Mirror” at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Center at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 to $23.

Sunday/June 30

Photography Workshop. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Multiple Exposures Gallery on 105 N. Union St. 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.

Monday/July 1

Jason Isbell with Widowspeak. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Monday-Wednesday/July 1-3

Stop-Motion Animation Class. 10 a.m.-noon, Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Cassie will be back in the studio July 1-3 and July 9-11. Bring toys and build sculptures to tell a unique story. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

July 1-13

Art Class. 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 Avenue, Alexandria.

Tuesday/July 2

Alexandria’s First Family of Beer - Then and Now. 6-8 p.m. at Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St. The Portner sisters will share details about their great-great-grandfather’s company, The Robert Portner Brewing Company, and how it is influencing their own. Free. Sample some of the beers available. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or 703-838-8000.

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.

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.

July 6 through July 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.

Wednesday/July 10

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday/July 21

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/.

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/.

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.

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.

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

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/.