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Supreme Action" by The Art Monkeys. 
The artists of Studio 4, Old Town, in Alexandria, are creating a topical show of 2D and 3D artworks reflecting on the themes of pride and equality. The artists believe that art is a vehicle for social change and are devoted to making the community a better place. They have committed to donating a portion of all proceeds raised via art sales to Fairfax Pride. An evening that includes live entertainment is in the works for the exhibit’s mid-month “Pride Party” reception, taking place Saturday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Studio 4, Old Town. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through June 30 at Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 101. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Satutday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/events/150301198479526.

Supreme Action" by The Art Monkeys. The artists of Studio 4, Old Town, in Alexandria, are creating a topical show of 2D and 3D artworks reflecting on the themes of pride and equality. The artists believe that art is a vehicle for social change and are devoted to making the community a better place. They have committed to donating a portion of all proceeds raised via art sales to Fairfax Pride. An evening that includes live entertainment is in the works for the exhibit’s mid-month “Pride Party” reception, taking place Saturday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Studio 4, Old Town. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through June 30 at Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 101. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Satutday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/events/150301198479526.

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Mary Margaret Pipkin with her painting, “Peonies from the Garden.” In celebration of Virginia Garden Month, the Athenaeum of Old Town Alexandria will be exhibiting the large scale watercolors of Virginia artist Mary Margaret Pipkin, through May 26. Free. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Pipkin also shares recent work from a new series of landscapes exploring the mountains and forests of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Visit www.mmpipkin.com.

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Supreme Action" by The Art Monkeys. The artists of Studio 4, Old Town, in Alexandria, are creating a topical show of 2D and 3D artworks reflecting on the themes of pride and equality. The artists believe that art is a vehicle for social change and are devoted to making the community a better place. They have committed to donating a portion of all proceeds raised via art sales to Fairfax Pride. An evening that includes live entertainment is in the works for the exhibit’s mid-month “Pride Party” reception, taking place Saturday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. at Studio 4, Old Town. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through June 30 at Studio 4, Old Town, 218 N. Lee Street, Suite 101. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Satutday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/events/150301198479526.

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Civil War Fort Day at Fort Ward Learn about soldier life in the Defenses of Washington when Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site presents “Civil War Fort Day” on Saturday, June 8. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., a variety of living history interpreters will portray aspects of military and civilian life in the Washington area during the Civil War. A suggested donation of $2 per person and $5 for families is requested. The program is weather dependent. Reenactors from several Union living history groups will set up camps, and demonstrate aspects of army life in the defense system such as drilling, firing demonstrations, camp cooking, medical care, leisure-time activities, and the role of civilians in Washington’s camps and forts. The event will feature units such as the 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry, Co. H; Brady’s Sharpshooters; the 1st U.S. Artillery (Fort Washington Guard); the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; and the 23rdU.S. Colored Troops, a regiment that was raised at Camp Casey, a major recruiting and training base that was located in Arlington during the Civil War. A telegraph operator will interpret the importance of communication in the defense system, and a regimental clerk will be stationed in the fort’s reconstructed Officers’ Hut. Artillerymen will be on duty in the fort’s fully restored bastion, and an ordnance sergeant will show examples of projectiles and equipment used by artillerymen of the period. Special soldier-led tours of the camps and fort will be offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Children can make their own corps badges to wear for the day. Fort Ward is the best preserved of the extensive system of Union forts known as the Civil War Defenses of Washington. The Museum features exhibits and programs throughout the year. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

Book Signing. 3-5 p.m. at Re*Reads Books, 8742 Cooper Road. Dmitry Potoskiy will sign copies of his his memoir “Journal of a Russian Businessman.” Visit www.rereads-usedbooks.com for more.

Saturdays through June 29

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

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.

Thursday-Saturday/May 31-June1

Fundraiser. 7 p.m. Silent Auction at West Potomac High School Spring Choral Show to support the All Night Graduation Celebration. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Visit www.fcps.edu/WestPotomacHS/index.html.

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.

Wine on the Water. 6-8 p.m. at Alexandria Seaport Foundation Workshop, 2 Duke St. Sponsored by Grape + Bean, with proceeds benefiting the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Taste wine while watching boats sail by and bidding on silent auction items. $60/person and at the door. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/373238 for tickets.

Kitten Shower and Adoption Event. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at King Street Cats, 25 Dove St. Suggested gifts: KMR powder or canned, Pro-plan dry or wet food, Wellness wet food, Gerber baby food (chicken only), puppy pads, paper towels, and Fresh Step clay or pine litter. Refreshments will be served. Visit www.kingstreetcats.org.

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.

The Whole Hog. 11 a.m. at Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St. Enjoy an all-you-can eat Southern-style barbeque menu. $20. Reservations at 703-548-1785.

Book Discussion. 2 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Deborah Parker will discuss her book and work “Hardcore Leadership: 11 Master Lessons from My Airborne Ranger Uncle’s ‘Final Jump.’” Free. 703-746-1751.

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.

Wednesday/June 5

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Celia Wexler will discuss “Out of the News: Former Journalist Discusses a Profession in Crisis.” Free. 703-746-1751.

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.

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

Saturday-Sunday/June 8-30

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

Sunday/June 9

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

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.

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

Through June 16

Art Exhibit. See “Under the Microscope” at Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. In the exhibit, artists draw inspiration from small life forms, sub-atomic particles and other items we cannot see with the naked eye. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. except Thursdays when it is open 1-9 p.m. Visit www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com for more.

Wednesday/June 19

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Park. Robin & Linda Williams will perform. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances for more.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.