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Alexandria and Mount Vernon Calendar May 15

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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.

Diaper Drive. Through Saturday, May 18, local volunteers, in conjunction with Northern Virginia Family Service, announced Diaper Drive 2013: Help Keep a Baby Dry intended to raise 10,000 diapers to assist local needy families. The drive runs through May 18 and encourages people to drop off diapers at local elementary schools, churches and public locations in several Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon and Old Town locations. Donated diapers can be loose from an open pack or part of a sealed pack. Financial donations are also accepted through the drive's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DiaperDrive2013. Diaper Drop Locations include Occasionally Cake, 207 King St. Drop off at Occasionally Cake and be entered in to win a Mommy and Me cupcake decorating class. Visit www.occasionallycake.com for more.

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.

Ceramics Exhibition. Through Sunday, June 2 at 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.

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.

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.”

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. 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.

Thursday/May 16

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. 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.

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.

Book Club. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Free. Call 703-746-1702 for title.

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.

Writing Talk. 7:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Practice writing about yourself and loved ones. Bring a notebook and a pen. Free. 703-746-1702.

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

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

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Hear Brent Birckhead & The Ivory Antidote. Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

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.

Adult Auditions. 5-8:30 p.m. at Washington Revels Office, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring. Audition for the Christmas Revels. Visit www.revelsdc.org/auditions-adults-2013.html for information on the process and application.

Bike To Work Day Pit Stop. From 6:30-8:30 a.m. stop by John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle Square, and enjoy breakfast items, beverages, prizes. Register and information at www.thecarlylecommunity.com and be eligible for prizes and t-shirts.

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

Dance Recital. Enjoy a dance recital by Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company at 7:30 p.m. at Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School, 3900 W Braddock Road. Free. 703-933-4135.

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.

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-Sunday/May 17-18

Relay for Life. The T.C. Williams National Honor Society and Athletic Department are bringing to Alexandria the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Several teams of T.C. Williams students and staff members will participate in the fundraising event, which will take place from 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, to 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the George Washington Middle School Campus, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave. The field will be covered in tents, sleeping bags and other camping supplies while at least one team member is on the track, walking, at all times. Registration costs $10 per person. Ninety-two cents from every dollar earned will go toward the fight against cancer. To get involved, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=53233 and sign up as a team member or sponsor.

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 with a plant sale and more. 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.

Handmade Storybooks. 11 a.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children can hear a story and then create a book to take home. Free. Call 703-746-1702 to register.

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

Scrapbooking Workshop. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn introductory techniques. Receive a journal and basic supplies. Call 703-746-1728 to register.

Tae Kwon Do Demonstration. 3:30 p.m. at Burke Library,4701 Seminary Road. All ages can watch a demonstration and get questions answered. Free. 703-746-1704.

Signature Tea and Tour. 1 p.m. at Historic Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Enjoy a tour of the church led by the Pohick Church Docent Guild and then a full English tea and history program. $40/adult; $25/child. Seating is limited, reservations due by May 10. 703-372-1296.

Adult Auditions. 9:30 a.m.-noon at Washington Revels Office, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring. Audition for the Christmas Revels. Visit www.revelsdc.org/auditions-adults-2013.html for information on the process and application.

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

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Browse books for all ages. Free. 703-768-6700.

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.

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.

Dreamtime Puppet Show. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Enjoy a show with lots of audience interaction. All ages. Free. 703-746-1702.

Performance Art. 3:30 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Artist Tina McPherson will lead the group in making a performance art piece. Free. 703-746-1702.

Family Festival and Walk for Pediatric Cancer. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s upper campus, 1000 St. Stephen’s Road. Activities for all ages such as arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, magic show, raffles and a walk around the track to show support for the cause. Featuring performances by Alexandria teen bands including Fuse Box, Keira Moran and others. To benefit Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation. $25 adults/$10 children and teens (under 3 free). T-shirts and drawstring bags included. Information and to register: www.mattiemiracle.com.

Stories and Music in the Garden. 4-6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane. Enjoy folk stories and songs in the walled garden. Food will be sold. Families with children are encouraged to bring a blanket. Proceeds will benefit the church’s natural playground project.

Dance and Orchestra Performance. 6:30 p.m. at National Gallery of Art, East Building Atrium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Arlington’s Bowen McCauley Dance company performs with Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Free. Hear a tribute to Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps.” Visit www.bmdc.org/upcoming for more.

Alexandria Family Fun Day and 5K. 8 a.m. at Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Ave. Enjoy a 5k race/walk, children’s run and more. Register day of the race. Visit Alexandria5k.com for more.

Fly, Float or Watch. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road. Bring any RC planes, helicopters, cars, or boats and drive or fly them around. There will also be activities for children, concessions, prizes and more. Visit www.westpotomacengineeringstore.com for more.

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/.

German Story Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to age 5 can enjoy stories. 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.

Baby Time. 11 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children up to 11 months can hear stories and more. Sign up half-hour before it begins. Free. 703-746-1705.

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

Wise Light Lunch Hour. Noon at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Learn tips and tricks for getting off the sugar cravings. Free. 703-746-1705.

Animal Shelter Visit. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children in ages K-5 can learn about animals, their habits, care and training. Animals usually come along for a visit. 703-746-1705.

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, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Call for title. 703-746-1743.

Poetry Group. 7 p.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Discuss poems and poetry in an informal setting. Free. 703-746-1705.

Virginia Search and Rescue Dogs. 3:30 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Center. All ages can learn about wilderness safety and what to do if you get lost. 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.

Tuesday/May 21

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

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 Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

Craft Night. 7 p.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. All skill levels can bring their own supplies and get help with their knitting, crochet or sewing project, or just come for the conversation. Free. 703-746-1703.

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

School Lunch Bunch Concert. 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St. St. Rita’s, St. Francis of Assisi and Linton Hall bands will perform. Free. 703-746-5592.

Swing Dancing. 9-10:30 p.m. at The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St. King Teddy will perform music. $10. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

Rainbow Readers. 10:30 a.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories and songs. Free. Registration required, 703-339-4610.

A to Zoo Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Children ages 2-3 can enjoy stories and activities. Free. Registration required, 703-971-0010.

Harambee Readers. 7 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Adults can discuss “The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker” by Rudolph Byrd. Free. 703-765-3645.

Martha’s Mystery Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road. Adults can discuss “The Forger’s Spell” by Edward Dolnick. Free. 703-768-6700.

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.

Mother Goose Time. 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. Limited to 25 children. 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 ages 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.

Nature Program. 3:30 p.m. at Duncan Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Children in grades K-5 can learn about various artifacts and animals. Free. 703-746-1705.

Celebrate Sherlock Holmes. 4 p.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Watch the latest movie based on Sherlock Holmes’ works. 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.

PBS Documentary Screening. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Watch a screening of POV documentaries. Free. 703-746-1702.

Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. at Nick’s Nightclub, 642 S. Pickett St. DJ Dabe Murphy will provide music. $6. Visit www.gottaswing.com for more.

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.

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.

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

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.

Italian Inspiration. 7-9 p.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. Enjoy Italian dessert while gaining new insights and inspirations for working with children. $25/person or $20/for those who attended other meetings. RSVP to kathryn@artatthecenter.org. Visit www.artatthecenter.org for more.

Bow Wow Luau. 5-8 p.m. at Hotel Monaco, 480 King St. The dog-friendly event will include a costume contest for dogs and their companions, drinks, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and the homeless animals in their care at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. Free, but leis will be sold. Visit www.alexandriaanimals.org for more.

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

Friday/May 24

Fundraiser. Thirteen-year-old Pasquale Procaccino is hosting a fundraiser at Royal Restaurant, 734 N. St. Asaph St., to raise funds for the outreach program Game On, which helps improve tennis courts and tennis instruction for underprivileged peers. 703-548-1616.

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

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.

Sunset Viewing at Mount Vernon. 6-8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Families can enjoy evening tors of the mansion, dancing, games, wagon rides and more. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. $18/adult; $12/child; free for children under 5. This is a separate ticket from daytime estate admission. Visit mountvernon.org for tickets and information.

Bill Jenkins’ World of Music.11 a.m. at Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road. Hear music and then try out the instruments. All ages. Free. 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.

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

Story Walk. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Children ages 6-12 can take a walk and then draw what you see. Free. 703-746-1702.

Music. 3 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Washington Korean Chromanharp Choir will perform. Free. All ages. 703-746-1702.

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

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.

Ebook Workshop. 1 p.m. at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive. Bring your eBook reader and library card and get all questions answered. Free. 703-971-0010.

Virginia Grand Military Band. 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, NVCC Campus, 3001 N. Beauregard St. "Salute to Memorial Day Concert," with works by Sousa, Shostakovich and Fillmore. Adults $15. - band directors, students and children free. Visit www.vgmb.com, email manager@vgmb.com or call 703-426-4777.

Sunday/May 26

Sunset Viewing at Mount Vernon. 6-8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Estate. Families can enjoy evening tors of the mansion, dancing, games, wagon rides and more. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. $18/adult; $12/child; free for children under 5. This is a separate ticket from daytime estate admission. Visit mountvernon.org for tickets and information.

Monday/May 27

Annual Jazz Festival. 1-6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St. Hear music by the United States Navy Band, Al Williams, Daniel Ori, Emy Tseng and more. Free. 703-746-5592.

Remembrance. 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Join citizens of Alexandria and the “Friends of Rocky Versace” as they remember Alexandria’s fallen military heroes at the Capt. Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. The ceremony will include reading the names of the 67 men on the Memorial, a wreath-laying, sounding of “Taps” and singing “God Bless America.”

Tuesday/May 28

Stories and Songs. 10 a.m. or 11 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 Library, 5005 Duke St. Children up to 11 months can enjoy rhymes and more. Free. Registration required, 703-746-1702 ext. 5.

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.

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.

Wednesday/May 29

Adoption Information Session. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at UMFS, 5400 Shawnee Rd, Suite 101. Agency representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the requirements to foster or adopt. Free. Visit www.umfs.org or call 703-941-9008.

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.

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

PBS Documentary Screening. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Join for screenings of POV documentaries. Free. 703-746-1702.

Documentary. 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 815 King St. Watch “Girl Rising.” Buy tickets at www.oldtowntheater1914.com/home.html or 703-544-5313.

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.

Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m. at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Children ages 12-24 months can enjoy stories, activities and more. 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.

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 ages 3-6 can come dressed in their favorite outfit/pajamas and listen to stories. Free. 703-746-1704.

Sharing Your Story. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn how to tell a story through blogs and other social networking tools, such as twitter, Pinterest and more. Free. 703-746-1702.

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

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.

Friday/May 31

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

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.

T.C. Williams Alumni Baseball Game. 2 p.m. at Eugene Simpson Field, 420 East Monroe Ave. All former players from T.C. Williams. Hammond, G.W. and Parker Gray High Schools are invited to play in the game and reconnect with old friends.$20. Buffet dinner, courtesy of the T.C. Williams Baseball Boosters, will be served at the field immediately following the game. $20. For more information contact Jeff Beck at jbeck55@msn.com.

Music Performance. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra perform at The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave. Visit www.birchmere.com or call 703-549-7500.

June 1-29

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 at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Free. Gallery hours are from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

June 1 through June 30

Art Exhibit. 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.

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.

Hymn Festival. 5 p.m. at Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St. The choirs of Christ Church, St. Mary's Arlington, Grace Church Alexandria, St. George's Arlington, St. Luke's Alexandria, St. Paul's Alexandria, and Church of the Redeemer Bethesda, will combine for a memorable hymn festival. The service will feature a variety of hymns sung by both the congregation and the combined choirs. A reception will follow in the churchyard. Visit www.historicchristchurch.org for more.

June 3 through 13

Art Class. At Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Ln. Artists ages 4-6 explore clay, paint, collage, building, drawing and printing in a playful studio setting. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Tuesday/June 4

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/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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday/June 15

Workshop. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Adults and children work together to choose a “legend” in their family, write their story, and make it into a handmade storybook to take home.

Pride Party Reception. 6-9 p.m. 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.

Book Signing and Discussion. 4 p.m. at The Gallery at Convergence. Mike Stavlund will sign and discuss his book “The Reshaping of Faith in a Year of Grief.” Free.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.