Entertainment Calendar: Alexandria, Mount Vernon
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Entertainment Calendar: Alexandria, Mount Vernon

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Band Members Needed. Join the Mount Vernon Community Band, a group of players who enjoy playing many styles of band music in a relaxed atmosphere. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon High School Band Room, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road. No auditions. All instruments needed. Contact Eric Leighty directly 703-768-4172 or visit www.mvbands.com/join-us/.

Art Exhibit: Notes of Color. Through July 21, gallery hours at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. The Washington Sculpture Group presents Notes of Color. Visit nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Art Exhibit: Labyrinths and/or Mazes. Through July 28, gallery hours, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 29, 105 North Union St. Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of its juried show, Labyrinths and/or Mazes. Sometimes one is led to success and sometimes one hits a dead end. Gallery embers have pushed their paths and have come up with wonderful results. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited. Visit www.Potomacfiberartsgallery.com or call 703-548-0935.

4Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists. Through July, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Living Legends of Alexandria: African American Activists highlights the work of African American men and women who have made important contributions to the growth and productivity of the City of Alexandria. Call 703-746-4356 for more.

Art Exhibit: More Than A Body. Through Aug. 4, gallery hours, at Target Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents their competitive annual solo exhibition featuring Northern Virginia-based artist Julia Kwon. Kwon uses traditional Korean inspired textiles to create a dialogue on othering and objectification she experiences as a Korean-American woman. Julia Kwon: More Than A Body will be on view June 14-Aug. 4. Visit torpedofactory.org/target.

Ceramics Go Casual. Trhough Aug. 4, gallery hours at Scope Gallery, ground floor Studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union St. The “Siestaware” Kiln Club show features calm colors and organic contours in a collection of blissed out dishes and shapely sculptural work by the Kiln Club artists. Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.scopegallery.org.

Creative Summer Programs. Through Aug. 31 at Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Del Ray Artisans' Creative Summer Programs is a series of workshops exploring the arts. Learn techniques in photography (macro and SmartPhone), painting, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry-making, sketching, and more; and discover how to use art for affirmation, communication, and intention. Details and registration at DelRayArtisans.org/programs/creative-summer/.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market. Wednesdays (through Dec. 18), 8 a.m.-noon at Sherwood Hall Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. The McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market opened May 1 with an array of farm-fresh produce and local foods, plus some new features (fresh brewed coffee!). 17 local farmers and producers will sell fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits; meats; Chesapeake Bay seafood; breads and pastries; honey, jams and jellies; milk, cheese and eggs; herbs and plants; and more. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets.

Thursday/July 4

An American Celebration At Mount Vernon. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon's annual Independence Day event. Celebrate Independence Day with daytime fireworks, military re-enactments, and a wreath-laying ceremony. Enjoy birthday cake (while supplies last) and visit with General and Mrs. Washington. Listen to a performance by the National Concert Band during its "Red, White and Blue" concert and observe a ceremony to honor new citizens. Rain or shine. Included with general admission. Visit www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/an-american-celebration or call 703-780-2000.

July 4th Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waynewood Recreation Park, 1027 Dalebrook Drive. Plants known to thrive in this area will be sold by the Garden Club of Waynewood, whose members will be available to answer questions. Email bjbulleit@gmail.com or pattimorrison1613@yahoo.com.

Declaration of Independence Reading. Noon-1:30 p.m. in Historic Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Highway, Lorton. The community is invited to a reading of the Declaration of Independence in Historic Pohick Church by historical re-enactor, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Costa, portraying the Rev. Mr. Massey, rector of Pohick Church in 1776. The reading will take place at noon, with free docent tours of the colonial church of George Washington and George Mason following the reading. Free. Call 703-339-6572, or visit www.pohick.org.

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon. 6-9:45 p.m. at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway. Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with fireworks, Mansion tours, musical performances, and games. This fireworks show, beginning at approximately 9:30, is synchronized with patriotic music. Visit Washington’s Tomb at night—this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening—and watch sparks fly at blacksmith shop. Concessions from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will also be available. Rain or shine. A separate ticket is required for this special evening. $20-$36. Visit www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/independence-fireworks or call 703-780-2000.

Friday/July 5

Mount Vernon Nights: Ellis Dyson & The Shambles (Gypsy Swing). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Serenade! The Human Journey. 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S Pitt St. Classical Movements and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts co-present the 9th annual Serenade! Choral Festival, welcoming vocal ensembles from all over the world over for a meaningful exploration of “The Human Journey: Music, Migration & Identity,” part of the Kennedy Center’s year-long series of programs, The Human Journey. Free with registration at www.eventbrite.com/e/serenade-the-human-journey-st-pauls-episcopal-in-alexandria-va-tickets-59775560310.

Friday-Sunday/July 5-7

Waterfront Beer Garden. Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1 King St. Toast to summer at the Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company. Enjoy award-winning craft beer plus local food and entertainment including live music and DJs. Attendees can also enjoy lawn games, live music from artists like NACIM and DJs such as DJ G throughout the weekends. Free admission; food and drink available for purchase. Visit PortsideInOldTown.com for more.

Saturday/July 6

Old Town North Walking Tour. 10-11:30 a.m., begins at the waterfront at Pendleton Street, Alexandria. North Old Town Citizens’ Association (NOTICe) sponsors a free and informative tour about the history of Old Town North July 6 and 13. Contact mikeatalexhouse@gmail.com to register.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Selection of over 20,000 gently used books, including children’s books, fiction, history, biography, home and garden, cooking, crafts, sports, religion, travel, CDs, DVDs, and more. Unless specially priced, $1 for hard backs, 50 cents for large paperbacks, and 25 cents for mass market paperbacks. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/friends-of-sherwood-regional.

Story Time for Little Historians. 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Enjoy cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore. This week features Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle. Afterwards, explore the museum exhibits to learn about local Black history. All ages welcome, but most suitable for children 4 and older. Admission is $3 per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-746-4356 or RSVP at shop.alexandriava.gov/Events.aspx.

Dyke Marsh Meetup Walk with a Ranger. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Belle Haven Park/ Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the outdoors on this 2-mile walk with a national park ranger to see the largest freshwater marsh in the nation’s capital. Bring a pair of binoculars for viewing an eagle’s nest and other marsh life. Free. Call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/dykemarsh.htm.

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights: The Tom Cunningham Orchestra (Big Band). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Sunday/July 7

Book Discussion. 1-3 p.m. at Glory Days, 3141 Duke St., Alexandria. Authors discuss their new book on Col. John S. Mosby’s combat operations in Fauquier County, following volumes on other area battles. Visit www.hmshistory.com for more.

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features composer and pianist Haskell Small. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Monday/July 8

Yoga for Gardeners I. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) 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. $91/person for eight hour-long classes. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 6E6.C2FC or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Garden Sprouts Summer- Nature Playgroup. 10-11:30 a.m. (3-5 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activi­ties and a garden walk we explore July’ topic: Camping. $8/child. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code F8D.F5EB or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Tuesday/July 9

Simpson Gardens Stroll. 10-11 a.m. at Simpson Park Gardens, 420 E. Monroe St. Stroll through Simpson Gardens with Extension Master Gardeners as they describe the gardens’ variety of demonstration beds that combine sustainable gardening practices with appealing aesthetics: waterwise gardening, scented plants, plants that attract pollinators, plants that prefer shade, and plants that have appealing structure and texture. Free. To reserve a spot, register online at mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Wednesday/July 10

Lee District Nights: Dale Jett and Hello Stranger (traditional Carter Family, country). 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Enjoy an evening of al fresco music at Lee District Park. Head to the amphitheater on Wednesdays for this series concerts featuring a variety of musical acts from jazz to big band, classic to bluegrass, swing to folk and vintage rock ‘n roll. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-district-nights for more.

Thursday/July 11

Waterfront Bagpipe Concert. 8-8:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. Celebrate Alexandria’s Scottish heritage as bagpipes and drums provide the soundtrack. Free event features music and a performance by area Scottish dancers.

July 11-29

Musical: “Be More Chill.” at the Ainslie Arts Center on the campus of Episcopal High School, 3900 West Braddock Road. Be More Chill follows nerdy loner Jeremy, who ingests a supercomputer called a “SQUIP” in order to become cool and popular. Be More Chill is directed by Izzy Smelkinson with music direction by Marika Countouris. In addition to mounting the first professional production of the show in the D.C. metro area, Monumental Theatre Company will also be employing an all-female design team. Visit www.monumentaltheatre.org/be-more-chill.html for tickets.

Friday/July 12

Mount Vernon Nights: The 19th Street Band (country rock). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

July 12-14

Plein Air at Mount Vernon. Noon-4 p.m. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Visiting artist Simon Bull paints in the gardens on a mural-sized canvas and answers visitor questions. Included with admission ($20 for adults; $19 for seniors; $12 for ages 6-11; free for children ages 0-5). Call 703-780-2000 or visit mountvernon.org/pleinair.

Saturday/July 13

Workshop: Casting Concrete Leaves. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) Capture the beauty of ornamental leaves by casting them in concrete to decorate home or garden. Green Spring staff demonstrates casting and painting techniques and assists participants in mak­ing a treasure to take home. The cost is $43/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 95A.5596 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Watercolor Workshop: Monet & Water Lillies. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) Monet contributed to the art world with his monumental water lily paintings. Be inspired by Monet’s style and create water lily paintings using techniques like glazing, dry-brush, wet on wet, washes and more with the help of instructor Dawn Flores. Supply list e-mailed before class. The cost is $93/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 7A1.D2F2 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Old Town North Walking Tour. 10-11:30 a.m., begins at the waterfront at Pendleton Street, Alexandria. North Old Town Citizen's Association (NOTICe) sponsors a free and informative tour about the history of Old Town North. Contact mikeatalexhouse@gmail.com to register.

Beyond the Battlefield. 10 a.m.-noon at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St .A guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town featuring locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. $15 in advance, $20 gate. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org or call 703-548-1789.

Here is to a Healthier You. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Education Building), 301 N. Patrick St. Min Kirshnamurthy, in-store nutritionist at Giant in Fairfax, VA, will present "Eight Steps to a Wealth of Health." Free. RSVP required at 703-683-1473 or www.eventbrite.com/e/here-is-to-a-healthier-you-tickets-62311502381.

Dyke Marsh Meetup Walk with a Ranger. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Belle Haven Park/ Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the outdoors on this 2-mile walk with a national park ranger to see the largest freshwater marsh in the nation’s capital. Bring a pair of binoculars for viewing an eagle’s nest and other marsh life. Free. Call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/dykemarsh.htm.

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Old Town Pub Crawl. 1:30-6 p.m. Port City Brewing Company will host its sixth annual Old Town Pub Crawl in Alexandria. Over the course of the afternoon, more than 1,000 participants will visit eight bars and restaurants in Alexandria’s Old Town. Port City team members will be handing out pub crawl passes at all eight pub crawl stops from 1:30-2:30. Participants who have their passes stamped at all participating venues can pick up their commemorative pint glass from 5-6 p.m., while supplies last; no purchase required. Port City will also host an official post-crawl after party at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (713 King St.). Participants are invited to join the Port City team for more food, fun, and beers. Visit www.portcitybrewing.com/events/6th-annual-port-city-old-town-pub-crawl for more.

Lecture: Five for Freedom. 2 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. John Brown and raiders, including 5 African American men, descended on Harpers Ferry, WV, in 1859. The lives of these “Five for Freedom” have been overshadowed by their leader. Join author Eugene L. Meyer for a lecture about the lives of these men. $5. Register at https://shop.alexandriava.gov/EventPurchase.aspx.

EyeSoar. 5:45 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M St. SW, Washington, D.C. Alexandria’s Jane Franklin Dance will present EyeSoar at the Capital Fringe Festival. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants of the Four Mile Run (Shirlington, VA) nestle with change. Through an audio, video, and movement-based performance, EyeSoar captures the evolving space, people, and organizations in this industrial neighborhood. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com/capital-fringe or call 703-933-1111.

Alexandria’s Birthday Celebration. 6-10 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St. Alexandria celebrates its 270 birthday and America's 243rd birthday in one big celebration. Guests can enjoy a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake and food vendors. The event culminates in a fireworks show over the Potomac River. Visit www.visitalexandriava.com/alx-bday/.

Mount Vernon Nights: The United States Army Blues (jazz). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Sunday/July 14

A Taste of Scotland. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) It’s not just haggis and shortbread. Discover the diversity of Scottish food and how it reflects Scot­land’s history, land and people. Hear about traditional dishes linked to national celebrations, and sample au­thentic Scottish fare. Afterwards, the culinary theme continues at the tea table. $42 (program + tea), $18 (program only). Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call 703-941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features trombonist Tyler Castrucci, accompanied by pianist Tyler Welch. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Tuesday/July 16

Genealogy: United States Census. 1-3 p.m. at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Genealogist Sharon Hodges will speak about how to fully understand what a U.S. census record actually says. The presentation is called "There's More to the Census Than What's Online." Free, open to the public. Visit www.mvgenealogy.org for more.

Wednesday/July 17

Lee District Nights: City of Fairfax Main Street Community Band. 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Enjoy an evening of al fresco music at Lee District Park. Head to the amphitheater on Wednesdays for this series concerts featuring a variety of musical acts from jazz to big band, classic to bluegrass, swing to folk and vintage rock ‘n roll. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-district-nights for more.

Thursday/July 18

Summer Garden Tour and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. $36/person. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

EyeSoar. 8:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M St. SW, Washington, D.C. Alexandria’s Jane Franklin Dance will present EyeSoar at the Capital Fringe Festival. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants of the Four Mile Run (Shirlington, VA) nestle with change. Through an audio, video, and movement-based performance, EyeSoar captures the evolving space, people, and organizations in this industrial neighborhood. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com/capital-fringe or call 703-933-1111.

Friday/July 19

Mount Vernon Nights: Shenandoah Run (folk). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/July 20

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre. 10 and 11:15 a.m. at Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. One of the East Coast’s finest children’s theater companies visits Alexandria to perform an off-beat twist on a classic tale, The Three (Not So) Little Pigs. The wolf is a vegetarian and the pigs jam on rock and roll guitars. Since 1974, Blue Sky Puppet Theatre has been one of the finest touring children's theatres on the East Coast.

$6 per person. To buy online, visit alexandriava.gov/Arts click on Durant Arts Center.

Walking with Washington Tour. 10 a.m.-noon, starting at the Ramsay House, Alexandria Visitor Center, 221 King St. Explore important sites associated with George Washington in his hometown. This guided walking tour focuses on significant people and events in his life and American history and his character and values. Stops at Ramsay House, Market Square, Carlyle House, The Bank of Alexandria, Wise’s Tavern, Duvall House/Tavern, Gadsby’s Tavern, Washington’s townhouse, and Christ Church. Reservations not required. Free. Recommended for ages 10 and above. Call 703-746-3301 for more.

Composting Basics. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Beatley Library Reading Garden, 5005 Duke St. Turn yard clippings, kitchen waste and excess paper into black gold for a garden. Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to start composting at home, what to put into a compost pile, how to easily maintain it so the materials break down properly, and how to apply it in a garden and lawn. Free. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Dyke Marsh Meetup Walk with a Ranger. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Belle Haven Park/ Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the outdoors on this 2-mile walk with a national park ranger to see the largest freshwater marsh in the nation’s capital. Bring a pair of binoculars for viewing an eagle’s nest and other marsh life. Free. Call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/dykemarsh.htm.

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights: Thrillbillys (roots rock). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Outdoor Movie: Smallfoot. 7 p.m. at Mount Vernon Recreation Center field, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Free admission. Bring a blanket. Details at facebook.com/cinemadelray.

Sunday/July 21

EyeSoar. 1:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M St. SW, Washington, D.C. Alexandria’s Jane Franklin Dance will present EyeSoar at the Capital Fringe Festival. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants of the Four Mile Run (Shirlington, VA) nestle with change. Through an audio, video, and movement-based performance, EyeSoar captures the evolving space, people, and organizations in this industrial neighborhood. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com/capital-fringe or call 703-933-1111.

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features cellist Samuel Smith, accompanied by pianist Lisa Emenheiser. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Wednesday/July 24

Lee District Nights: The Annandale Brass Ensemble (American popular music). 7:30 p.m. at Lee District Amphitheater, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. Enjoy an evening of al fresco music at Lee District Park. Head to the amphitheater on Wednesdays for this series concerts featuring a variety of musical acts from jazz to big band, classic to bluegrass, swing to folk and vintage rock ‘n roll. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/lee-district-nights for more.

Friday/July 26

Mount Vernon Nights: The Alexandria Singers (pop chorus). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/July 27

Succulents for Small Spaces. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Barrett Library, 717 Queen St. We’ll explore what makes a plant a succulent, their geographic origins, and why they are great options for small spaces. Learn all about the light, water, and soil requirements for successfully growing succulents. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions? Contact 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Dyke Marsh Meetup Walk with a Ranger. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Belle Haven Park/ Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the outdoors on this 2-mile walk with a national park ranger to see the largest freshwater marsh in the nation’s capital. Bring a pair of binoculars for viewing an eagle’s nest and other marsh life. Free. Call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/dykemarsh.htm.

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights: Fayces U Know (R&B). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Sunday/July 28

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features violinist Benjamin Scott and others. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

EyeSoar. 4 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M St. SW, Washington, D.C. Alexandria’s Jane Franklin Dance will present EyeSoar at the Capital Fringe Festival. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants of the Four Mile Run (Shirlington, VA) nestle with change. Through an audio, video, and movement-based performance, EyeSoar captures the evolving space, people, and organizations in this industrial neighborhood. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com/capital-fringe or call 703-933-1111.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Tuesday/July 30

Twilight & Tipple Tours. 6-9 p.m. at Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House by twilight. This tour series is a rare chance to see one of Wright’s houses illuminated against a night sky. Grab a drink, included in the price of the tour ticket, and walk through the house on a leisurely, open house style tour with plenty of time to take stunning photos. $35. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ for more.

Friday/Aug. 2

Mount Vernon Nights: Blue Highway (bluegrass). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Selection of over 20,000 gently used books, including children’s books, fiction, history, biography, home and garden, cooking, crafts, sports, religion, travel, CDs, DVDs, and more. Unless specially priced, $1 for hard backs, 50 cents for large paperbacks, and 25 cents for mass market paperbacks. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/friends-of-sherwood-regional.

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Workhouse Mural Project and Festival. 3-6 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton. Visit the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project (WMP) and Festival. This one-day event is the first mural project of its kind in Fairfax County and will showcase the creativity of regional artists whose primary art form is mural painting. This outdoor festival include live painting, live music and performances, food trucks, cash bar, local vendors and sponsor booths, and more. $15-$20. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/workhouse-mural-project-and-festival-tickets-61120026645. VIsit www.workhousearts.org/ for more.

Sunday/Aug. 4

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features violinist Lisa Park, accompanied by pianist Albert Kim. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Friday/Aug. 9

Mount Vernon Nights: The Get Right Band (funk rock, reggae). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights: Paul Reisler & Three Good Reasons (folk jazz). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 11

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features a quartet playing the music of Clyde Bolling. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Friday/Aug. 16

Mount Vernon Nights: One Nite Stand (R&B). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 17

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights: Hooray for Bollywood (Indian Bollywood dance). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 18

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features the West Shore Trio. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Friday/Aug. 23

Mount Vernon Nights: Lena Seikaly Quartet (jazz). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 24

Walking with Washington Tour. 10 a.m.-noon, starting at the Ramsay House, Alexandria Visitor Center, 221 King St. Explore important sites associated with George Washington in his hometown. This guided walking tour focuses on significant people and events in his life and American history and his character and values. Stops at Ramsay House, Market Square, Carlyle House, The Bank of Alexandria, Wise’s Tavern, Duvall House/Tavern, Gadsby’s Tavern, Washington’s townhouse, and Christ Church. Reservations not required. Free. Recommended for ages 10 and above. Call 703-746-3301 for more.

Beyond the Battlefield. 10 a.m.-noon at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St .A guided walking tour of Civil War sites in Historic Old Town featuring locations and stories associated with soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved, including the occupation of Alexandria and emancipation. $15 in advance, $20 gate. Visit www.leefendallhouse.org or call 703-548-1789.

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights:Roy Bookbinder (acoustic blues). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 25

Chamber Concert Series. 3-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a chamber music series, weekly through Sept. 15, at the Lyceum in Old Town featuring small ensembles and soloists. This week's performance features pianist William McDaniel. Free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.wmpamusic.org or call 703-799-8229.

Fort Hunt Park Concerts. Through Aug. 25, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park, Pavilion A, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. All are welcome for free community concerts held at Fort Hunt Park every Sunday. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/forthuntconcerts.htm for performer.

Tuesday/Aug. 27

Twilight & Tipple Tours. 6-9 p.m. at Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House by twilight. This tour series is a rare chance to see one of Wright’s houses illuminated against a night sky. Grab a drink, included in the price of the tour ticket, and walk through the house on a leisurely, open house style tour with plenty of time to take stunning photos. $35. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ for more.

Friday/Aug. 30

Mount Vernon Nights: Mars Rodeo (rock). 7:30-8:30 at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Performances will feature musical styles from soul to and pop and bluegrass and rock. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Summer Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton. Join Gunston Hall for a summer of fun. Each Saturday in June, July, and August, stop by for a historic adventure on the grounds and in the Visitor Center. Included with regular admission. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org/visit/guide/upcoming-events.

Mount Vernon Nights: The Slocan Ramblers (bluegrass). 7-8 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Performances will range from disco to Indian Bollywood and acoustic blues to big band.Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and enjoy one of Fairfax County’s summer traditions. Come early to the Workhouse Arts Center to explore its vibrant arts scene. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances/mt-vernon-nights for more.

Saturday/Sept. 7

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Selection of over 20,000 gently used books, including children’s books, fiction, history, biography, home and garden, cooking, crafts, sports, religion, travel, CDs, DVDs, and more. Unless specially priced, $1 for hard backs, 50 cents for large paperbacks, and 25 cents for mass market paperbacks. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/friends-of-sherwood-regional.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

Twilight & Tipple Tours. 6-9 p.m. at Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House by twilight. This tour series is a rare chance to see one of Wright’s houses illuminated against a night sky. Grab a drink, included in the price of the tour ticket, and walk through the house on a leisurely, open house style tour with plenty of time to take stunning photos. $35. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ for more.

Tuesday/Sept. 24

Twilight & Tipple Tours. 6-9 p.m. at Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House by twilight. This tour series is a rare chance to see one of Wright’s houses illuminated against a night sky. Grab a drink, included in the price of the tour ticket, and walk through the house on a leisurely, open house style tour with plenty of time to take stunning photos. $35. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ for more.

Saturday/Oct. 5

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Selection of over 20,000 gently used books, including children’s books, fiction, history, biography, home and garden, cooking, crafts, sports, religion, travel, CDs, DVDs, and more. Unless specially priced, $1 for hard backs, 50 cents for large paperbacks, and 25 cents for mass market paperbacks. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/friends-of-sherwood-regional.

Tuesday/Oct. 22

Twilight & Tipple Tours. 6-9 p.m. at Pope-Leighey House, 9000 Richmond Highway. Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House by twilight. This tour series is a rare chance to see one of Wright’s houses illuminated against a night sky. Grab a drink, included in the price of the tour ticket, and walk through the house on a leisurely, open house style tour with plenty of time to take stunning photos. $35. Visit www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ for more.

Saturday/Nov. 2

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Selection of over 20,000 gently used books, including children’s books, fiction, history, biography, home and garden, cooking, crafts, sports, religion, travel, CDs, DVDs, and more. Unless specially priced, $1 for hard backs, 50 cents for large paperbacks, and 25 cents for mass market paperbacks. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/friends-of-sherwood-regional.

Saturday/Dec. 7

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Selection of over 20,000 gently used books, including children’s books, fiction, history, biography, home and garden, cooking, crafts, sports, religion, travel, CDs, DVDs, and more. Unless specially priced, $1 for hard backs, 50 cents for large paperbacks, and 25 cents for mass market paperbacks. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/friends-of-sherwood-regional.

Classes & Workshops

Community Dance. 7:30-9:30 p.m. every third Friday at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Live music. $4. Call 703-765-4573.

Life Drawing. Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for anyone to develop life-drawing skills further. Drop-in for the session and bring supplies to draw or paint live models. Fee ranges from $8-$12. All skill levels are welcome. Del Ray Artisans is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org for a schedule.

The Harmony Heritage Singers (Mount Vernon Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society), a daytime, a cappella, Chorus, rehearses on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, monthly, at Sherwood Hall Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Newcomers welcome for fun or to book for a performance. visit www.HHSingers.org, or call Bruce at 703-352-5271.