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Alexandria and Mount Vernon Calendar May 1

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Spring 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. See Multiple Exposures Gallery “Dual Show” by Eric Johnson and Susan Meyers through Sunday, May 5. Located in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.multipleexposuresgallery.com or 703-683-2205.

Art Exhibit. Through Monday, May 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Studio 21. Linda Lawler presents “Everyday Gods and Goddesses.” Free. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.

Art Exhibit. Through May 11. Local artist Nicholaus Aman attempts to express the compelling nature of the Pacific coast through his solo exhibition, “Pacific Pulse,” at Alexandria's Artspace 109 Gallery, 109 N. Fairfax St. The gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays noon-5 p.m.

Art Exhibit. See “Ode to Hundertwasser” at Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Studio 18 at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. See works from local artists inspired by paintings by Austrian painter Hundertwasser. Through May 19. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Art Exhibit. Helen Dilley Barsalou has a show of 39 watercolor and collage paintings at Goodwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave. It is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. until May 21.

Art Exhibit. Through Sunday, May 26, Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 1-4 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. See works by Mary Margaret Pipkin. Free. Visit www.mmpipkin.com.

Walking Tour. Saturdays in May, 9 a.m., take a three-hour walking tour of Lee-Fendall House, Gadsby’s Tavern museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and Carlyle House. Meets at Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St., and ends at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. $25/person; $20/volunteers and friends group members of the four sites. Tickets at www.historicalalexandria.org or 703-746-4242.

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 2. Tickets are $45-$55; $25/student. Visit www.metrostage.org or 703-548-9044 for tickets.

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.”

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 tumultuous time, through their own words, as well as in period photographs and collections items. The Lyceum is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $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 your figure drawing skills. Just drop-in with your supplies to draw our live models. Fee: $8-12. View the calendar at www.TheDelRayArtisans.org.

Thursday/May 2

Acoustic Performance. Hayes Carll performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Come see The Nocturnals perform acapella music. Free.

Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Jane Franklin Dance will perform “Green Fits Menthol” both inside and outside the center. Free, donations suggested. 703-933-1111.

Spring Concert. 7:30-9 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. The NOVA community chorus, jazz ensemble and Alexandria band will perform. Free, but parking is $6. 703-845-6252.

Friday/May 3

Music. John Hodgman performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Theater Performance. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, is pleased to conclude its 2012-13 season with “Six Degrees of Separation” by John Guare. General admission tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, military and students, and $14 for groups of ten or more.

Dance. 7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Spring fling vintage dance party­ with the Swing Band of the Alexandria Citizens Band. $15.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. at The Mount Vernon Theater. Watch “The Wiz.” $12/adult; $10/student, senior. Reservations can be made at 703-619-3259.

Musical Extravaganza. 8 p.m. at Rachel S. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 Beauregard St. The 150-voice combined chorus of the Northern Virginia Chorale, NOVA Annandale Chorale and NOVA Alexandria Choir, accompanied by the 80-piece NOVA Annandale symphony orchestra, present a Masterworks concert of favorite operatic choruses by Verdi and Wagner and more. $15/adult; $10/student with ID; children under 12 free. Tickets at www.northernvirginiachorale.org or 703-239-2180.

Concert. The United States Air Force Band will perform folk music at 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Book Sale. 10 am. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Proceeds benefit Friends of Duncan Library.

Community Service Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. around Alexandria. Sign up at www.springforalexandria.org for opportunities.

Market Square Party. 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. The celebration begins with a program led by Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, who will present awards and prizes for volunteers while they enjoy live jazz music, a wellness center, lunch, and other activities. Visit www.springforalexandria.org for more.

Friday-Friday/May 3-7

Sample Give Away. At a trunk show from Mata Traders, get samples of fair trade sweeteners, nut butters and more at Ten Thousand Villages in Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.alexandria.tenthousandvillages.com for more.

Friday-Sunday/May 3-12

Art Exhibit. 7-10 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Thirteen T.C. Williams High School students selected as this year’s National Art Honor Society inductees will show their work.

Friday/May 3 through Thursday/June 6

Art Exhibit. See “The Death of Fear,” an ink and pencil exhibit by Nelson Gutierrez at the Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free.

Saturday/May 4

Music. Howie Day performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $25. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Reception. 3-6 p.m. Attend the Bethany House of Northern Virginia’s second annual Garden of Light Reception, located at the Holiday Inn & Suites rooftop patio, 625 1st St. The event will feature refreshments, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $55 per person, and will directly benefit victims of abuse served through BHNV’s Family Assistance Program. Visit www.bhnv.org or call 703-658-9500.

Workshop. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Workshop on creating garden containers led by Green Spring’s staff. $35 per person. Call 703-642-5173 to register and pay $20 supply fee by May 1.

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.

Concert. 8-10 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Come see “May be Time for Jazz.”

Theater Performance. 8 p.m. at Port City Playhouse, 1819 N. Quaker Lane. Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, is pleased to conclude its 2012-13 season with “Six Degrees of Separation” by John Guare. General admission tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, military and students, and $14 for groups of ten or more.

Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd. Come see Tom Prasado-Rao perform. $18/general admission, $15/advance. Visit www.focusmusic.org.

Theater Performance. 7 p.m. at The Mount Vernon Theater. Watch “The Wiz.” $12/adult; $10/student, senior. Reservations can be made at 703-619-3259.

Bowties & Belles. 4-7:30 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club. Watch the Kentucky Derby while enjoying a raffle, live and silent auction, music and more. $100/patron ticket includes parking and a private bourbon tasting. $80/individual. All proceeds benefit the Campagna Center. Tickets can be purchased at www.CampagnaCenter.org.

Reception. 3-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 625 1st St. Come meet the artists for the Bethany House Of Northern Virginia’s “Garden of Light” art exhibit. Visit www.bhnv.com or call 703-658-9500.

BBQ. St. Luke's Church will host its annual Catesby Jones BBQ, featuring North Carolina-style pulled pork, house-made sauces, grilled chicken, hot dogs, beans and cole slaw. Food is available for eating under the tent or carry-out. Proceeds benefit church programs and community outreach. 703-765-4342.

Book Sale. 10 am. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Proceeds benefit Friends of Duncan Library.

Spring Fling Book Sale. 10 a.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Buy books, CDs, DVDs and more.

Meditation Basics. 11 a.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Free workshop on meditation. All levels welcome.

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

Story Grab Bag. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 8-12 can create a story grab bag. Free. 703-746-1702.

Bringing Books to Life. 3 p.m. at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. Enjoy movement, music, drums and more for the whole family. Free.

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.

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Free. Registration required, 703-765-3645.

Potomac Poets Series. 10:30 a.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults can enjoy an open mic after a few readings. Free. 703-768-6700.

Alexandria Gives. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Donate food, clothing and supplies to Alexandria nonprofits at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St. Visit www.springforalexandria.org for more.

Lemonaide Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 27 stands throughout Alexandria. Two main stands at Market Square and First Baptist Church, manned by the Kids Helping Kids Teams, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The proceeds raised will be given to The Fund for Alexandria's Child & Casa Chirilagua. The goal is $15,000 this year. Visit www.springforalexandria.org for more.

Women’s History Walking Tour. 1:30-3 p.m., meet at Ramsay House. Take a tour of historical sites associated with significant women in Alexandria. Walking shoes recommended. Free. Ends with a reception at Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St. Visit www.historicalexandria.org/.

May 4 through June 2

Exhibition. Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Come to an exhibition of non-functional ceramic artwork. Free. For more information, go to www.torpedofactory.org/target.

Saturday-Sunday/May 4-5

Celebration. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, is celebrating more than 150 years of historic preservation with a weekend of activities, including exclusive behind-the-scenes tours led by the archaeology, preservation and collections staff.

Sunday/May 5

Steve Tyrell. 7:30 p.m. $45. The Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

Concert. 3 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Come see performances by Alice Weinreb, William Wielgus and David Teie. Free. Visit eclipseco.org or call 703-635-2770.

Titan Expo. 1-5 p.m. at T.C. Williams High School, 3300 King St. Enjoy music, moon bounce, races, food, games, book sale and more. Supports the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.

Open House. 1-5 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Come to an open house at the Athenaeum, featuring music, food, local celebrities and door prizes. Free.

Opening Reception. See “Paintings of the Potomac Valley Watercolorist” at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorists.org for more.

Neshama Carlebach Live. 7 p.m. at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive.$30-$40 with VIP packages available. Visit springconcert2013.eventbrite.com or 703-998-6460 for tickets.

African Dance. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Celebrate life events and history through traditional African Dance. High energy performance for all ages. Free. 703-746-1702.

Annual Step ALIVE! Walkathon. Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2723 King St. Participate in a 5k benefiting ALIVE!’s Child Development Center. After the walk, enjoy a picnic, music and more. Visit alive-inc.org for more.

Monday/May 6

Wreath Laying Ceremony. 1:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. The Sheriff’s Office will join the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association at a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial marker. Free.

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.

Origami. 3:30 p.m. at Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children ages 8 and older can learn basic techniques. Supplies will be provided. Registration required, 703-746-1704 ext. 3

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.

Local Author. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Judy Hogan will discuss her new murder mystery “Killer Frost.” Free. 703-746-1702.

Early Words. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 12-23 months can enjoy stories and songs. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Wild and Wonderful. 3:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children age 6-12 can meet turtles. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Introduction to Creative Writing. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Adults can enjoy a six-week writing workshop. Bring ideas, laptop or pen and paper. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

Tavern Toddlers. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy playtime and crafts. $7 for a group of 3, which must include one adult; $30 for a five-week pass. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or 703-746-4242.

Monday-Friday/May 6-10

One Million Bones Installation. This project is made of 100s of ceramic bones created by different groups in the area including Minnie Howard Middle School. Participating groups will install their “bones” on Monday and will be on display through Friday, May 10 before it makes its way to join thousands of more bones made from groups all of the world. Located at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Tuesday/May 7

Talk. 6-8 p.m. at Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St. Kathy DeZarn Beynette will talk about her path to a viable career in the arts. Free. Visit www.morrisonhouse.com or 703-838-8000.

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 1-4 can enjoy stories and more. Sign up half-hour before. Free. 703-746-1705.

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.

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.

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.

Writing about History and Fiction in D.C. 7 p.m. at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Ed Moser will speak about writing. Free. 703-746-1702.

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

Toddler Time.10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 13-23 months can enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Sherwood Poetry Read-Around. 6:45 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Adults can share their favorite poems, either original or from a favorite poet. Free. 703-765-3645.

Sweet Dreams. 7 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. All ages can enjoy bedtime stories. Free. Register both adult and child. 703-339-4610.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Michael O’Brien will discuss his book “We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson WoolWorth’s Sit-in and the Movement It Inspired.” Free. 703-765-3645.

May 7 through June 16

Art Exhibit. 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.

Wednesday/May 8

DJ Dance Party. 9-11 p.m. at Nick’s Nightclub, 642 S. Pickett St. $6. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

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.

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

PBS POV Documentary Series. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Call for title. 703-746-1779.

Rising Words, Rising Images. 10:30 a.m. at Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Discuss “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. 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 “The Rope” by Nevada Barr. Free. 703-339-4610.

Film Noir Film Series. 6:45 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Call for title. Discussion follows at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub. Free 703-746-1705.

Thursday/May 9

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 our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Art Reception. 5-8 p.m. at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Come to the reception for the “Art Uniting People” exhibit. Free. For more visit www.healthieralexandria.org/antistigma.

Reception. 6 -8 p.m. Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Come to a reception for the “Beyond Function” art exhibition and meet some of the featured artists. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org/target.

Tour. 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Travel to Wilmington, Del. and tour Mt. Cuba’s native plant gardens in the morning and spend the afternoon at Winterthur with a house tour and a tram tour of the grounds and gardens. $120 per person. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Come see Beth Hart perform. $25.

Concert. 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Second Thursday music concert with a Songwriters Association of Washington artist. $10.

Final Show. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. See the final show in the 2013 season of “In Her Words” presented by Liberated Muse Arts Group and the Alexandria Public Library system. Free. Visit www.inherwordstour.com for more.

Music. 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St. Hear music by Walmisley, Archer Ayleward and more. Donations of non-perishable foods will be accepted. 703-549-3312.

Memorial Service. Noon-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. Sheriff Lawhorne and the Sheriff’s Office will join the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association at the annual Alexandria Police and Sheriff Memorial Service, as they honor the memory of their fallen comrades.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. Free. 703-746-1705.

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.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1705.

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.

Story Time. 4 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 3 and up can enjoy stories and more. Free. 703-746-1703.

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

Second Thursday Old Town. 6-9 p.m. at areas around Old Town, with headquarters at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Some locations have free admission, some might charge. Enjoy music, spot the dot contests, best “dot” costume prizes and more. Visit www.secondthursdayoldtown.com for more.

Friday/May 10

Gardening Demonstration: Hostas. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Master Gardeners show you how to care for and make the most of this great plant in your garden. $10 per person.Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

Neighborhood Social. 4-7 p.m. at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Neighbors are invited to stop by the Athenaeum, check out the exhibit and socialize. Free.

Farm to Table Event. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Enjoy a four-course dinner featuring products cultivated and produced on estate grounds and tours of some of the grounds. $175/person. Purchase tickets at mountvernon.org.

Concert. The Wild Feathers and Ryan Bingham will perform at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Music Performance. The United States Air Force Band will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Saturday/May 11

Music. Gary Taylor performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. $35. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500.

Gardening Demonstration. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Horticulturalist Karen Rexrode shows you colorful shrubs and evergreens to anchor your mixed border for year round beauty. $18 per person. Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Opening Reception. 3-5 p.m. see “The Death of Fear,” an ink and pencil exhibit by Nelson Gutierrez at the Schlesinger Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Free.

Tour. 1 p.m. at Friendship Firehouse Museum, 109 S. Alfred St. Learn about three major fires, the techniques used to fight them and the five volunteer companies of the early city. $6/adult; $4/youth ages 10-17. Reservations required, 703-746-4994.

Benefit. The 12th annual Child and Family Network Centers’ benefit will take place at the home of Marnie and John Repetti. The event will feature a silent auction, food and drink from Susan Gage Catering, and will be a festive night in one of Alexandria’s beautiful, newly renovated homes. For more information or to donate, contact Joanna Zumhagen, Development Associate, at 703-836-0214 or jzumhagen@cfnc-online.org.

Sunday/May 12

Mother’s Day with Mother’s Finest. 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Tea Party. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Learn about some of the remarkable mothers who raised children in the historic house from the 1780s to the 1960s. $28 adult/ $18 children under 12. Call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Mother’s Day Tea. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. At Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax Street, Old Town Alexandria. While sipping a special blend of spring teas from Tea and Spice Exchange of Alexandria, guests will enjoy a menu of finger sandwiches, scones, and banana or lemon tea bread. There will also be a special Mother’s Day dessert spread including petite fours, cheesecake with strawberries and powdered shortbread tea cookies. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703-549-2997, or emailing carlyle@nvrpa.org. $27 per person. Carlyle House will also be offering free tours on Mother’s Day for all mothers and grandmothers, noon-4 p.m., cost is $5 for other adults and $3 for children (ages 5-12).

Wednesday/May 15

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Hear music by Asleep at the Wheel and Amelia White. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500 for tickets.

Presentation. 7:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Larry Brindza will give a presentation on the life and migration of the monarch butterfly. Free. 703-768-2525. Visit www.fodm.org and www.foppr.org.

Square Dancing. 7:30 p.m. at Lincolnia Center, 4710 N. Chambliss St. All ages, all abilities, couples, singles and families welcome. Free. 703-573-8378.

Friday/May 17

Wine Festival. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon. Learn about the history of wine in Virginia and Mount Vernon, while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries among other activities. $38. Visit www.mountvernon.org to purchase tickets.

Opening Reception. 7-10 p.m. see “Artworks for Good” at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Music Performance. 8-10 p.m. at St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave. Randy “Windtalker” Motz will perform, with proceeds from the performance benefiting Futures for Children. Visit stelmoscoffeepub.com for more.

Casino Night Fundraiser. 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon HIgh School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road. Enjoy dancing, games and more. $35/advance; $40/door.

May 17 through June 1

Art Exhibit. “Artworks for Good” at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Free. Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Saturday/May 18

Civil War 150th Concert. 7 p.m. featuring the Federal City Brass Band. Honor Armed Forces Day at an evening performance of songs from the Civil War era in the Fort Ward Park amphitheatre. The Federal City Brass Band recreates the sound and appearance of a regular U.S. Army regimental brass band of the 1860s. Visit http://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar.

Exhibition. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Spring Garden Day. Free. Call 703-642-5173 for more information.

Charity Day. Old Town Boutique District is holding its 3rd annual Old Town Boutique District’s Boutiques Give Back Charity Day during retail store hours. Visit www.oldtownboutiquedistrict.com for more.

Book Signing. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olio Tasting Room, 1223 King St. Chef Jenn Crovato will sign copies of her book “Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper.”

Concert. 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall. The finale of the 2012-2013 ASO season. $5/youth; tickets start at $10 for students and $40 for adults. Visit www.alexsym.org for more.

Sunday/May 19

Wine Festival. 6-9 p.m. at Mount Vernon. Learn about the history of wine in Virginia and Mount Vernon, while sampling wine from 16 Virginia wineries among other activities. $38. Visit www.mountvernon.org to purchase tickets.

Opening Reception. 2-4 p.m. see artwork by Sandy LeBrun-Evans and Danny Conant at Multiple Exposures Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Music. 7 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St. Focus Music presents Don White. $18/general; $15/advance. Buy tickets at www.focusmusic.org or 703-380-3151.

Monday/May 20

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Don Williams performs, with special guest Ashley Monroe. $55. Visit http://ashleymonroe.com/.

Tuesday/May 21

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Peter Tork performs. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Wednesday/May 22

Lecture. 7:30 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Listen to a lecture by Chief Historian of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park John Hennessy on the aftermath of the Battle of Fredericksburg, its impact and its connections to Alexandria. Free. Open seating, ADA accessible, 140 people maximum. Visit www.AlexandriaHistory.org or call 703-746-4994.

Thursday/May 23

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 our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Saturday/May 25

Tour. 1 p.m. at Friendship Firehouse Museum, 109 S. Alfred St. Learn about three major fires, the techniques used to fight them and the five volunteer companies of the early city. $6/adult; $4/youth ages 10-17. Reservations required, 703-746-4994.

Yard Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Stop by the Del Ray Artisans yard sale. Profits support Del Ray Artisans. Free. For information on volunteering, contact Lesley at Volunteers@TheDelRayArtisans.org. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/YardSale.

Thursday/May 30

Psychic Show. 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Come see Sylvia Browne present her one woman show about her work in the field of parapsychology, give readings and hold a Q&A on her field and work. $55. Visit www.birchmere.com.

Tour. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Leaves from Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Travel to Richmond to an herb farm for lunch and a class on lavender followed by an afternoon tour of the gilded age of Maymont Estate and gardens. $119 per person.Register on-line at www.greenspring.org or call Green Spring Gardens 703-642-5173.

May 30 through July 14

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

Saturday/June 1

21st Annual Alexandria Armenian Festival. 1:30-6 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. Enjoy vendors, entertainment, food and more. Free admission. Visit www.alexandriaarmenianfestival.com/ for more.

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.

Closing Benefit. 7-10 p.m. see “Artworks for Good” at Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Call 703-838-4827 or visit www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Sunday/June 2

Opening Reception. 4-6 p.m. see “Hair Apparent” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. It is a multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, performance and assemblage. Free.

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 our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

Saturday/June 8

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

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.

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.

Sunday/June 16

Carlyle House Tours. Noon-4 p.m. Free tours on Father’s Day for all fathers and grandfathers at the Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. $5/adults; $3/children ages 5-12. Contact carlyle@nvrpa.org or call 703-549-2997.

Hair-Centric Events. Noon-4 p.m. enjoy events that tie in with the exhibit “Hair Apparent” in the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. It is a multimedia exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, performance and assemblage. Free.

Thursday/June 20

Garden Stroll & 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 of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. $28. Call 703-914-7987 to register.

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.

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.

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. Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing until 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Fund for Alexandria’s Child. $75/adult until June 1; $85/adult after June 1. Buy tickets at www.decodence.eventbrite.com or 703-746-5663.

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.

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

Exhibit. 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday/July 17

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

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. For details on this and other StagePlay camps e-mail Heather Sanderson at bardsplay@gmail.com. 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/ andwww.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.

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.

Saturday/Sept. 7

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

Saturday/Sep. 28

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