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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, Aug. 25-31, 2017

Posted on Aug 25,2017
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Friday, Aug. 25

"Alexandrians Fight The Great War" Ongoing exhibit features the homes, hospitals, factories and shipyards of wartime Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. $5 donation suggested.

Fast Fridays and Slowdown Sundays Features outdoor fitness classes led by instructors from area studios. Friday from noon-1 p.m., Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-3855. Free; bring a mat and water.

Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park Features the movie “Mary Poppins” and food trucks. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. Free.

Nocturnal senses night hike For age 6 and older, find your way in the dark using your senses. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 642957-P).

Saturday, aug. 26

Arlington County Invasive Plant program Join volunteers to remove invasive plants. First Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at Haley Park. Second Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Third Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon at Tuckahoe Park. Third Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at Madison Manor Park. Third Sundays from 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center. Fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon at Benjamin Banneker Park. Fourth Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon at Fort Bennett Park. 703-228-1862. Free; registration requested.

Arlington history bike tour A 23-mile bike ride visiting parks and historic sites with leisurely stops. Bring lunch, water, bike and helmet. 9 a.m. Ballston Metro station, top of escalator, 4230 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 703-243-0179. $2.

Parkrun 5K
A weekly timed run/walk/jog by the American Cancer Society and Parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Saturdays at 9 a.m. Theodore Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington. 703-623-4374. Free; registration required for first run.

Police, Fire and Sheriff Block PParty
Meet the men and women who protect and serve Arlington County, with interactive stations, safety demonstrations, entertainment, food and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington. 703-228-3000. Free.

Art Materials Market Vendors and Torpedo Factory artists sell or trade art supplies, with artist demonstrations and a school supply donation area. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-746-4570. Free.

Alexandria Irish Festival Hosted by the Ballyshaners, featuring pipe bands, Irish dancers, craft vendors, food and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1-A Prince St., Alexandria. 703-624-3752. . Free.

Summer concert series Features percussion by Mystic Drumz. 11 a.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. Free.

Historically African American Leisure Patsy Fletcher of Training, Historical Research and Economic Development discusses the history behind Washington’s forgotten era of African American leisure. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. Free.

Summer art demos
Led by members of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. Free.

Selfie hike For ages 8-12, visit scenic spots at Glencarlyn Park and learn about animals, plants and habitats while taking selfies. 1:30-3 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. Free.

SigWorks: “Gun & Powder” A musical, featuring music by Ross Baum and book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri, about the true story of Mary and Martha Clarke, fair-skinned African American twin sisters who passed for white. 2 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. Free; reservations required.

Under the Same Roof A guided house tour from the perspective of the people who lived and worked in the house as domestic servants both before and after the Civil War. 2-3:30 p.m. Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 703-548-1789. $10; $8 in advance.

Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert from 7:30-9 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 202-433-4011. Free.

Penrose Square movie night Features “The Man with One Red Shoe.” 8:30-11:30 p.m. Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. Free.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Ongoing registration for Sept. 9-20 Olympic events in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Arlington, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William. For more information and a complete schedule, go to the website. 703-830-5604. Fees vary. Mail registration by Saturday; register online by Sept. 2.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s family tours Led by junior docents. Sundays from 2-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. $5; ages 5-12, $3; age 4 and younger free.

Kids play day For ages 5-9, explore the woods, make mud pies and more. 3-4:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free.

Summer Chamber Music Series The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents music with the West Shore Piano Trio. 3 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. $15 donation suggested.

Monday, Aug. 28

Gallery Underground exhibits Focus Gallery displays “Themes and Variations” by Cindi Lewis; Main Gallery features a members show, with watermedia by Giner Sanaie. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 29. Reception Sept. 1 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery Art Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. Free.

Fall vegetable gardening
Learn ways to extend the harvest and have crops during the winter. Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria or Tuesday from 7-8:30. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free; registration required.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Delaware Bay birding trip
Travel to the Eastern Shore in search of migrating shorebirds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, a bag lunch, a drink and snacks. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $45; registration required (program No. 642847-B).

“Patterns Abound” exhibit Works of patterns in industry, in nature and all around us. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 1. Potomac Fiber Arts, Studio 29, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-0935. Free.

Arlingtones rehearsals
Learn and practice a song with a four-part harmony for a performance. Instructions and learning materials provided. Tuesdays from 7-8:15 p.m. Through Oct. 17 except Sept. 19. Gunston Middle School, Room 145, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 239-940-5876. or Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Gardening program Talks and demonstrations led by the Arlington Food Assistance Center and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-845-8486, Ext. 309. Free.

American Association for the Advancement of Science program For scientists, engineers and physicians, join K-12 STEM teachers in Arlington and Alexandria during the 2017-2018 school year. Orientation in September. For more information, 571-551-2488 or

Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff Memorial 9/11 5K race
Register for the Sept. 9 race, featuring a postrace ceremony with awards, food and entertainment to benefit charities that support the families of fallen public safety officers and armed services members. 6-8 p.m. 300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington. $40 through Sept. 6; Sept. 7 through race day $45.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Waterbath canning workshop Learn to make preserves. 5-8 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-7636. $25, including supplies. Registration required.

Visiting Artists Program presentation Donna Lomangino and Marine Weiss discuss their work. 5:30-7 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center main hall, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. Free.

Conversations With a Cop
Join members of the Arlington County Police Department and learn about the partnership with Clarendon businesses, share ideas and meet officers. 6-7 p.m. Don Tito, 3165 Wilson Blvd. Or 7-8 p.m. Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-228-3000. Free.

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