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/.

Riding the Rainbow. Through June 30, gallery hours at Scope Gallery at 105 North Union St., ground floor Studio 19 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Blinding color and vivid mixes are in the glaring spotlight for the “Taste the Rainbow” tribute to LGBTQ Pride Month at the Torpedo Art Center’s Scope Gallery. Hues are huge as Ceramic Guild artists play with clay with an eye for celebratory color. Call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.scopegallery.org.

Art Exhibit: Landscape X3. Through June 30, gallery hours at Gallery 311 at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Studio 311. In a new exhibit at the Torpedo Factory, painters Ellen Delaney and Gale Wallar and photographer Jo Ann Tooley take on the traditional subject of landscapes. Delaney’s paintings consist of larger-than-life abstracts while Wallar’s work emphasizes a majestic topography with defined shapes and edges. Tooley’s black & white photographs strip nature of its color. Visit torpedofactory.org/partners/gallery-311/.

Art Exhibit: “Art in Meditation – the Chakras.” Through June 30, gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. “Art in Meditation – the Chakras” features area artists interpreting the chakra energies. The exhibit, juried by contemporary artist Jeff Erickson, will have an associated Art-To-Go marketplace and Well Ray June 22. Summer solstice reception Friday, June 21, 7-9 pm. Visit DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits.

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.

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.

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-Sunday/June 20-23

Taming of the Shrew. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6 p.m. at Metropolitan School of the Arts’ Black Box Theatre, 5775 Barclay Drive, Suite 4. Watch Metropolitan Homeschool Productions' The Taming of the Shrew. One of Shakespeare's funniest comedies, this joyful, Italian rendition with comical characters, sound effects and pantomime will appeal to all ages. $15 Visit metropolitanhomeschool.org for tickets.

Friday/June 21

Garden Talk: Bring on the Hummingbirds. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) Perhaps one of the most beloved birds in gar­dening, hummingbirds astonish with their aerial acrobatics, their beauty and the important role they play as garden pollinators. Attend this talk and learn about plants to attract these beautiful birds. $10/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 37F.853C or call 703-642-5173.

Nine and Wine. 5:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Golf Course, 6600 Little River Turnpike. Fit in an after-work round of golf and social afterwards at the clubhouse café. Price includes warm up balls, 9 holes of golf, push or power cart, one beer/wine/soda/or water. Tee times start at 5:32-6:04 p.m. $27. VIsit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/pinecrest/nine-and-wine/062119 or call 703-324-8782.

Summer Solstice: “Art in Meditation – the Chakras.” 7-9 p.m. at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. “Art in Meditation – the Chakras” features area artists interpreting the chakra energies. The exhibit, juried by contemporary artist Jeff Erickson, will have an associated Art-To-Go marketplace. Visit DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits.

Sunset Movie Night - The Avengers: Infinity Wars. 7-11 p.m. at Mt. Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd. Summer Sunset Movie Nights at Mt. Vernon RECenter are back every Friday in June. Free. Visit ZelsmanPowersGroup.com for details.

Junebalya Mardi Gras Party. 7 p.m.-midnight at Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger. Alexandria's first ever New Orleans styled Mardi Gras celebration is taking place at the Carlyle Club. Ffeaturing music by New Orleans styled funk Masters, Magnolia Blue, and Alexandria's legendary acoustic jam band, Free Flowing Musical Experience. $20. Get tickets at www.thecarlyleclub.com/ or call 703-439-8487.

Mount Vernon Nights: Russkie Musikanti (Russian). 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/June 22

Well Ray Festival. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mt. Vernon Ave in the heart of Del Ray. The free, family-friendly event will take on Mt. Vernon Avenue with a celebration of the health and wellness lifestyle movement. Over 75 health and lifestyle inspired vendors will provide a variety of activities to allow festival-goers the opportunity to explore, heal, taste and move in achieving a healthy life. Wellness and holistic health practitioners will offer services ranging from therapeutic treatments such as massages to acupuncture, physical therapy and nutritional counseling, health screenings, meditation, and more. Free admission. Rain or shine. Visit WellRayDelRay.com.

Alexandria Youth Rugby. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria Rugby will host matches with teams from across Northern Virginia, ages ranging from Pre School - 4th grade playing tag rugby and 3rd -8th grade playing tackle rugby. Free. Email info@alexandriarugby.com or visit www.alexandriarugby.com for more.

Watercolor Workshop – Still Life. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) Whether a beginner or an experi­enced painter, learn to paint still life in watercolor with the help of artist Dawn Flores. Gain skills in building form, developing color harmony and paint­ing flowers, water, shadows, and backgrounds. Bring objects to make simple compositions, or challenge yourself with crystal and silver. $93/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code A4E.5C49 or call 703-642-5173.

Basic Pruning Workshop for Azaleas & Rhododendrons. 10 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) Learn to prune like a pro with this hands on workshop led by Peter Deahl of The Pruning School. Gain skills and insight into shaping and rejuvenat­ing azaleas to make them more beautiful and healthy. Learn how to care for and sharpen pruning equipment. Meet at Green Spring Horticul­ture Center. Bring gloves and pruners. $23/person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 91C.A1C2 or call 703-642-5173.

Watercolor Workshop-Still Life. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 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.

Benefitting Operation Paws for Homes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 310 King St. Dogs available for adoption, as well as information on fostering and volunteering. Donations welcome (blankets, towels, dog beds, treats, chew bones, bully sticks, toys, etc.). Pro photo shoots and treats for visiting dogs. Contact Lilia Murphy at 703-575-7888 or lilia.murphy@cbmove.com for more.

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.

Back to Fun Book Fair: African American Children’s Book Fair. Noon-4 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Find culturally appropriate books at a book fair featuring authors who specialize in books for African American children and families. Organized by author J.D. Wright and the Alexandria Black History Museum. Free. Call 703-746-4356.

United Community Battle of the Bands. 1-5 p.m. at Fort Hunt Park Pavilion, 8999 Fort Hunt Road. United Community (formerly United Community Ministries) welcomes everyong for an afternoon of music, food and fun. Ticket includes admission, BBQ meal, soft drinks and sweets. $40 per family of 5; $15 adult; $7 child (5-12); free admission for children 4 and under. Tickets available at bit.ly/BOTB-TIX.

George Washington's Alexandria Tour. 2-3:15 p.m. at 101 Union St. Explore historic Old Town Alexandria as George Washington knew it. This guided 75-minute walking tour will explore sites associated with Washington and his closest colleagues, including the Fitzgerald warehouse, Captain’s Row, Gentry Row, the Apothecary shop, Ramsay House, Market Square, the Carlyle House, Wise’s Tavern, Duvall’s Tavern, Gadsby’s Tavern, and Washington’s townhouse. The tour begins at the Alexandria historic timeline in front of Vola’s Dockside Grill, by the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival. Free. No reservations required. Email suej020924@gmail.com or call 703-379-7460 for more.

Portside in Old Town Summer Festival. 2-8 p.m. in the new Waterfront Park at the foot of King Street. Kick off summer with a day of live music featuring an array of creative collaborations and genres, from Ethiopian jazz to Brazilian to Latin folk. Toast to summer at a waterfront beer garden by Port City Brewing Company, and savor bites from a pop-up Pizzeria Paradiso or Rocklands BBQ. Cool off with a treat from Dolci Gelati and enjoy fun for the whole family, including hands-on arts and history activities. Visit www.visitalexandriava.com/event/portside-in-old-town-summer-festival/15057/.

Mount Vernon Nights: Groove Train (’70s Disco 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.

Saturday-Sunday/June 22-23

Ham Radio Field Day. Saturday, noon through Sunday, noon at .Joseph Hensley Park, 4200 Eisenhower Ave. The Alexandria "ham radio" Field Day is conducted in late June every year by the Alexandria Radio Club in participation with over 40,000 hams throughout North America, who set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate emergency preparedness to support the public. This year Alexandria Radio Club is also celebrating its 65th Anniversary. Everyone is invited. Young and old, families, technology clubs, and scouting groups are encouraged to visit the Alexandria Radio Club Field Day 2019 event. Visitors may want to try their hand at operating one of the stations with club members. Free. Call 703-329-9658 or visit www.w4hfh.org for more.

Sunday/June 23

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.

Real Housewives of Jamestown. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (Adults) In 1619 the first “bride ship” arrived at the Jamestown colony, bringing single English women to marry, start families, and stabilize the community. Hear fascinating stories of America’s first mailorder brides and discover that many found enrichment, empowerment, and liberation in their new lives. $36 (program + tea); $15 (program only). Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

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/June 25

Concert in the Garden. 6-8 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Fun, interactive kids activities begin at 5 p.m. Join us for live music, food and fun amidst the beauty of our gardens. Enjoy dinner from the food truck or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. Traditional complimentary cake and lemonade service starts at 6 p.m. along with the music. Free. Call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

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.

June 25-July 28

Art Exhibit: Labyrinths and/or Mazes. 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.

Wednesday/June 26

Getaway: Hershey Gardens & High Glen. 6:30 a.m. departure from Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. 6:30 p.m. return. (16-Adult) Includes motor coach, admission and lunch. Visit Hershey, Pennsylvania to explore Hershey Gardens. Then head to Frederick, Md., to tour the private High Glen estate gardens. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. $113 per person. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 33F.DC1E or call 703-642-5173.

The Early History of Seaport Alexandria. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Alexandria Historical Society and the Office of Historic Alexandria present a lecture by Eleanor Breen, City Archaeologist. Breen will discuss the recent discoveries on the Alexandria waterfront, describing the process that led to these findings and providing a fascinating glimpse into what life was like in the 18th-century town. $5 for non-members; free to members of the Alexandria Historical Society. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Email franwbromberg@gmail.com or visit alexandriahistorical.org/events/ for more.

Friday/June 28

Sunset Movie Night: Captain Marvel. 7-11 p.m. at Mt. Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd. Summer Sunset Movie Nights at Mt. Vernon RECenter are back every Friday in June. Free. Visit ZelsmanPowersGroup.com for details.

Mount Vernon Nights: Empty Bottle String Band (Old-time, String Band). 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.

Friday-Sunday/June 28-30

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/June 29

Workshop-Terra Cotta Succulent Container. 9:30-11 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. (16-Adult) Pot up a tabletop terracotta container with eye-catching succulents. A Green Spring horticulturalist demonstrates how to mix balance, scale, proportion, contrast and rhythm to make dy­namic container designs for these fascinating plants. $39/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code D46.BA22 or call 703-642-5173.

Young Writer’s Workshop. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Author Sheila Moses will conduct a workshop for young writers (grades 8-12). Parents are welcome to stay. Learn how to tell a good story, what a publisher looks for in a new author and how to make story ideas a reality. Free. This workshop is limited to 15 people. Snacks will be provided. Bring a lunch. Call 703-746-4356.

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 Fireworks. 5-10 p.m. at Workhouse Art Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton. This year, the US Navy Band Sea Chanters – the United States Navy’s official chorus – will treat guests to a performance that ranges from traditional choral music to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music. Guests at Workhouse Fireworks will also be able to enjoy local food trucks and craft beer and fine wine, as well as soft drinks. Free admission; $25 per vehicle parking (purchase in advance online). Visit workhousearts.org/fireworks.

Sunday/June 30

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.

In Transition Class. Noon-3 p.m. at Salon deZEN, 118 North Fayette St. At deZEN people in transition can find a safe and sacred space where they are encouraged to explore how to visually represent themselves in the most

authentic way. Meet others in the Trans community in a safe and supportive environment. Visit www.salondezen.com for more.

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.

July 1-Aug. 4

Ceramics Go Casual. 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

day/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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

More Ongoing

Post-Grad Residency Program. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria. For the fifth year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes four emerging artists to participate in the Post-Grad Residency Program: J Houston, Michaela Japec, Nava Levenson, and Kim Sandara. The jurors were Nicole Dowd, program director at Halcyon Arts Lab, and Leslie Holt, artist and co-director of Red Dirt Studio. This competitive juried program provides three months of exclusive access to a studio in the Art Center. Therein, artists can create and sell work, interact with the public, and connect with other arts professionals. The residency is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, networking, and a chance to define their practice outside of the academic context. The program culminates in a group exhibition in Target Gallery, the Torpedo Factory’s contemporary exhibition space, Nov. 8-Dec. 8.

Revolutionary War Medals. Through March 2020 at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Highway, Mt. Vernon. Now on view in Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Education Center is an exhibition featuring 30 rare medals from the American Revolution and the early republic. War and Peace in Miniature: Medals from the American Numismatic Society is an unparalleled collection that highlights the remarkable heroes and events from the Revolutionary War and the new nation’s diplomatic endeavors. Visit mountvernon.org/warandpeace.

Tours of the Freedom House Museum. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. at Freedom House Museum, 1315 Duke St. The Freedom House Museum was once the headquarters and holding pen for the largest domestic slave trading firm in the United States, Franklin and Armfield. The building is currently owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League and together with the Office of Historic Alexandria. Visit the museum in this historic reminder of slavery. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/Museums for more.

“Alexandrians Fight the Great War.” Various times at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington St. This new exhibition traces the experiences of local people during the first World War. The homes, hospitals, factories and shipyards of wartime Alexandria come back to life through the use of rare images, archival and modern-day video clips, quotes from participants, original objects including weapons, period music, and scale models. Call 703-746-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.

“Before the Spirits are Swept Away.” Various times at the Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. This exhibition, featuring 20 of Sherry Sanabria’s African American historic site paintings, is made possible by the Sanabria family, who generously donated 23 of her paintings to the Alexandria Black History Museum. These paintings are part of Sanabria’s “Sites of Conscience” series, which has as its focus African American heritage, prisons, concentration camps, and mental hospitals. Free, but donations are appreciated. Call 703-746-4356.

Mercy in Alexandria Walking Tour. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at Alexandria visitors Center, 221 King St. Experience an inside access tour of 19th century Alexandria. Inspired by the PBS mini-series "Mercy Street," accompany a trained military historian through Civil War-era Alexandria and learn the actual history behind the TV show. Short tours are $15, private tours for five are $149. visit www.dcmilitarytour.com for more

The Lyceum: 175 Years of Local History. Ongoing, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. On view in the museum’s Coldsmith Gallery, the historical objects and images featured represent The Lyceum, the community at work, and commemorations and celebrations. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are invited to “be the curator” and think about why the various artifacts are in the museum’s collection, and about how tangible representatives of the past help tell the story of Alexandria’s history. Free. visit www.alexandriahistory.org for more.

Pick-Up Hockey. Ongoing, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mount Vernon Ice Skating, 2017 Belle View Blvd. Play hockey with other hockey buffs, hitting slap shots and learning puck handling skills that the pros use. Players must have full equipment. 16 and older. visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/mtvernon/ or call 703-768-3224 for more.

Medical Care for the Civil War Soldier Exhibit. Ongoing at the Fort Ward museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road. ongoing exhibit which features original medical instruments and equipment from the Civil War period and information on Union Army hospital sites in Alexandria. Free. visit www.alexandriava.gov/fortward for more

Alexandria’s Nurses and Hospitals During the Civil War. Ongoing at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. An exhibit on the life of Clarissa Jones, a nurse at The Lyceum hospital during the Civil War. The true story of a nurse in Alexandria during the war, drawing parallels with characters portrayed in the PBS drama “Mercy Street,” with references to the experiences of other nurses, such as Anne Reading, who worked in the Mansion House hospital, and Jane Woolsey, who served at the Fairfax Seminary hospital. Admission is $2. visit www.alexandriava.gov/lyceum for more.

Shield of Earth: Defending the Heart of the Union exhibit. Ongoing, museum hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Sundays, noon-5 p.m. at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Road. Highlights of the exhibition include military passes issued by Provost Marshal’s Office, construction tools, and original photographs of some of Washington’s defenders. 703-746-4848 or www.fortward.org.

Who These Wounded Are: The Extraordinary Stories of the Mansion House Hospital exhibit. Ongoing, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays, noon-4 p.m. at the Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. Come see the site that inspired “Mercy Street,” the new PBS’ series inspired by real events that took place at Carlyle House. www.carlylehouse.org or call 703-549-2997

Color Disorder Exhibit. Ongoing, Thursday through Sunday, noon-4 p.m., Sundays, noon-4 p.m. at the The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. A joint exhibition of artists Katie Baines and Amy Chan who use diverse painting materials such as acrylic, gouache, airbrush and screen print to build energized abstract paintings. Visit www.nfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

Flamenco Show. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at La Tasca, 607 King St. Watch dancers and guitarists perform traditional flamenco. Free to attend. Call 703-299-9810 or visit www.latascausa.com.

French Movie Night. Every Thursday, 7 p.m. in the back room of Fontaine Caffe and Creperie, 119 S. Royal St. View a French film. Free, no reservation necessary. Call 703-535-8151 or visit www.fontainecaffe.com/reviews.html.

Their Fates Intertwined: The Lees of Alexandria in the War of 1812. Wednesday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Lee-Fendall House and Gardens, 614 Oronoco St. A new exhibit on the experiences of the Lee family in Alexandria during the War of 1812 examines the contributions of Alexandria’s citizens during the conflict that led to the writing of our national anthem through the lives of this iconic Virginia family. visit www.leefendallhouse.org or call 703-548-1789.

Alexandria Cars and Coffee invites car enthusiasts to meet for coffee at Hollin Hall Shopping Center in front of Roseina’s, 1307 Shenandoah Road. Owners of classic cars, hot rods, exotic cars, motorcycles and more meet to share car stories and drink coffee. Group meets the first Sunday of every month. 8:30-11 a.m.

Fifty Years of Collecting. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road. An anniversary exhibit of objects from the Fort Ward collection. Free. visit www.fortward.org or call 703-746-4848.

Dinner for the Washingtons. 11 a.m. at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. A walking tour that goes behind the scenes to find out how food was prepared and served before the era of microwaves and TV dinners. $7 in addition to estate admission. visit www.mountvernon.org for more.

Evenings at the Athenaeum. At the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. 7 p.m. Second Thursday of every month. visit nvfaa.org to view concert calendar and listen to upcoming Second Thursday Music artists. Visit www.nfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.

The Monday Morning Birdwalk takes place weekly, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7 a.m. (8 a.m. November through March), is free, requires no reservation and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. Direct questions to park staff during normal business hours at 703-768-2525.

Civil War Sundays. 1-5 p.m. at Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 North Union St., #327. Learn more about the Civil War as it occurred in Alexandria. Find dioramas, newspaper articles and more Free. visit www.alexandriaarchaeology.org.

Wake Up Wednesdays featuring The Pop Up Cafe. 7-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday's near the King Street Tunnel - Carlyle Entrance located near 2000 Duke St. near Motley Fool. The cafe will feature coffee, live music to help commuters start the day off right and donuts from Sugar Shack. Email maurisapotts@gmail.com.