Through Aug. 27
Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week. Area restaurants offer $35 for a three-course dinner or $35 dinner for two; select locations offering lunch from $10-20/person. Visit www.AlexandriaRestaurantWeek.com or call 703-746-3301 for more.
Historian Lecture. 7 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Meredith Barber is a local historian and student at William and Mary. Through research at the National Archives, she discovered previously unknown Athenaeum history during the Civil War including its employment as a logistics center by the Union Army. $5, free for NVFAA members. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.
Mount Vernon Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at 8717 Fort Hunt Road. Features furniture, art, china, glass, porcelain, pottery, books, photographs, lighting, tools, etc. Refreshments will also be on sale. Admission is free. Visit mountvernonfleamarket.wordpress.com for more info.
Ballyshaners Irish Festival. 11 a.m-7 p.m. at 1A Prince St. A celebration Irish history and culture in Alexandria, and a fundraiser for the Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade. Visit www.ballyshaners.org/festival/ for more.
Garden Terrarium Workshop. 1-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Begonia enthusiast Johanna Zinn provides information on this genus and teaches techniques for creating a terrarium. $38 plus supplies. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring for more.
Begonia Show and Sale. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Show sponsored by the Potomac branch of the American Begonia Society. Free. Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring for more.
Civil War Servants Lecture. 2 p.m. at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Tour entitled “Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the Lee-Fendall House.” $10. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org for more.
Free Piano Concert. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents an afternoon of music with the West Shore Piano Trio as part of their Summer Chamber Music Series. Free. Visit www.wmpamusic.org for more.
Sister Musicians Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. Artists and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer will perform in support of their upcoming release “Not Dark Yet.” Visit www.birchmere.com for more.
7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. 8 a.m. at Fort Belvoir Golf Club 8450 Beulah St., Fort Belvoir. Benefit for America’s “Adopt A Soldier,” an established nonprofit organization who has through grassroots volunteerism, donations, and partnerships; provides a positive impact to our nation's wounded, deployed service members, hospitalized military children, homeless veterans, veterans and their families. Email email@example.com for more.
Fall Vegetable Gardening. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. Learn inexpensive techniques to extend the harvest and even enjoy some of the crops in the dead of winter. Visit mgnv.org or call 703-228-6414 for more.
Who’s Eating your Veggies? 6-8 p.m. at the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St. Learn to identify and treat the pests in your edible garden through organic and cultural practices in this hands-on program. All levels of experience are welcome. Please bring samples from your own garden. Ths program is free and no advance registration is required. Call the Nature Center at 703-746-5559.
Celebrate Honeybee Day. 10 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Meet a beekeeper, see inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, do a bee scavenger hunt, learn how bees are important to the food supply and get tips on how to help honeybees.Call 703-642-5173 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring for more.
Saturday Cinema at Carlyle. 7:36 p.m. on John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally.” Free. Visit www.AlexandriaVA.gov/CarlyleFun for more.
Sept. 7-Oct. 1
“Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Various times at The Art League 105 North Union St. Printmaker M. Alexander (Alex) Gray illuminates forgotten local history through the images in his exhibit, “Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Gray, a lifelong Virginian, wants to bring these lesser-known, historic sites back into the public eye. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.
Patriot Day Golf Classic. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Road. 4th Annual Patriot Day Golf Classic to benefit two veteran and wounded warrior organizations. Visit www.bellehavencc.com/golf/patriotday for more.
Concert. 8 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 W. Braddock Road. Violinist Sonya Hayes, cellist Igor Zubkovsky and pianist John McCrary will perform a program including the Vitebsk Trio of Aaron Copland, the Piano Trio of Leonard Bernstein and the First Piano Trio of Dvořák. Donations are encouraged to support the concerts given at Blessed Sacrament. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-998-6100, ext. 103 for more.
Fall Garden Day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Numerous local plant and garden craft vendors will have gardening materials, while a silent auction, bake sale, live music, food and kids’ activity tent add to the festivities. Free. Call 703-642-5173 for more.
Sidewalk Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hollin Hall Shopping Center, 7900-7968 Fort Hunt Road. Call 703-765-4110 or email email@example.com for more.
Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. Various times and locations, more than 50 different events taking place at more than 25 venues across Northern Virginia. Call 703-403-5360 or visit www.nvso.us for more.
Application Deadline. Post-Graduate Residency Studio at Torpedo Factory Art Center is now open at torpedofactory.org/artopps. Questions about the residency or applications can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-746-4570.
Yoga for Gardeners I. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. This class features a gentle introduction to the vinyasa method which helps participants increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Class held indoors. $123/person for 11 lessons. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 426 2401 or call 703-642-5173.
Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup. 10-11:30 a.m.at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Preschoolers learn through nature-themed toys and puzzles while parents meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. September’s theme is “Pollinators Everywhere.” Adult must accompany registered child. $6/child. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring using code 290 401 2701 or call 703-642-5173.
Using Native Plants. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Curious about tried and true garden performers? Want to attract birds to your yard? All this and more will be covered as we walk through different native plants and how to use them to create beautiful and sustainable home landscaping. Free and open to the public. Registration is requested at ALXnativeplants.eventbrite.com. Email AlexandriaBeautification@gmail.com for more.
Gardening Excursion. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a blend of art and horticulture. Trip includes motor coach, entrance, guided tour, and lunch. $124. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring or call 703-941-7987.
Meet the Artist Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. at The Art League 105 North Union St. Printmaker M. Alexander (Alex) Gray illuminates forgotten local history through the images in his exhibit, “Aqueduct: Stone Ruins in Maryland & Virginia.” Gray, a lifelong Virginian, wants to bring these lesser-known, historic sites back into the public eye. Call 703-683-1780 or visit www.theartleague.org.
History By The Glass. Various times at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 North Royal St. Enjoy drinks at the tavern, which historically served a wide variety of beverages, and learn about the history behind them. $50 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Call 703-746-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org for more.