ALEXANDRIA, VA. - FRIDAY, FEB. 10
Breast cancer patients with children support group Discuss living with cancer and raising a family, facilitated by a professional counselor and patient navigator. Every second Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-6913. Free; registration required.
Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” A performance by Mount Olivet Players to benefit summer mission trips. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Dinner theater, Saturday at 6; show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-527-3934. mountolivetumc.com. $13; children, $7. Reservations required.
Celestial stroll A moonlit walk through the forest searching for nocturnal animals and learning about the moon’s phases. 7-8 p.m. Meet at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 622857-N).
SATURDAY, FEB. 11
Alexandria City High School Art Exhibit Artwork of students from Bishop Ireton, Episcopal High School, T.C. Williams, and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School. Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; reception from 7-9 p.m. Continues through March 4. Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. Free.
Alexandria Black History Museum program Andrew W. Kahrl of the University of Virginia discusses “The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South.” 11 a.m. 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; reservations encouraged.
Curators Spotlight Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Betsy Johnson, Katy Scarlett, and Ann Tarantino showcase the artists and themes of their choice. Saturday at noon-5 p.m.; reception from 6-9 p.m. Continues through March 26. Gallery talk, March 4 at 1-4 p.m. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. arlingtonartscenter.org. Free.
National Capital Area Skeptics program Brian A. Sharpless of the American Schools of Professional Psychology discusses “The Original Nightmare: Sleep Paralysis and the Paranormal.” 1:30 p.m. National Science Foundation, Room 110, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 240-670-6227. ncas.org. Free.
Flying Squirrel lore and more For age 4 and older, learn about the nocturnal acrobats. 6-7 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required. (program No. 622957-E).
National Chamber Ensemble A performance of “Vive la France: The Magic of Saint-Saens.” 7:30 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-685-7590. nationalchamberensemble.org. $33; students $17.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Performs Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”). 8 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 703-548-0885. alexsym.org. $5-$80.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12
Walking with Washington tours Walk in George Washington’s footsteps through historic Alexandria and view sites connected to the president and general. Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 26, Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3301. visitalexandriava.com. Free.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Performs Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”). 3 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-548-0885. alexsym.org. $5-$60.
Contemplative nights Walk the labyrinth from 3-4 p.m. Taizé prayer service with Eucharist from 4-4:45 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286. saintgeorgeschurch.org. Free.
Notable nature For ages 5 and older, learn nature journaling and sketching during a hike. 3-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. Free.
MONDAY, FEB. 13
Alexandria West Rotary Club meeting Every second Monday, 6:30-8 p.m. Red Lobster, 555 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. 703-504-6145. awrotary.org. Free.
Author talk Ian Rankin discusses his book, “Rather Be the Devil.” 7-9 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. arlingtonva.libcal.com. Free.
Vegetable gardening Discuss “Planning and Preparation.” 7-8:30 p.m. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. docs.google.com. Free; registration required.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14
Winter story time For age 2 and older. 10:30-11 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. Free.
“Washington at Night” Photographs by Greg Embree. Tuesday-Wednesday from 1-9 p.m. Continues through May 1. Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6330. Free.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15
Arlington Neighborhood Village program Helen White of the USA Pickleball Association discusses pickleball. 10-11 a.m. Lost Dog Cafe, 5876 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-509-8057. arlnvil.org. Free.
Senior Services of Alexandria Speaker Series Features a senior housing forum, “Exploring the Various Options,” by representatives from AARP, ACHSO, the city of Alexandria’s Housing Office and Commission on Aging, Rebuilding Together Alexandra and At Home in Alexandria. 10 a.m.-noon. Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-836-4414, Ext. 110. seniorservicesalex.org. Free; registration required.
Alzheimer’s caregiver support group Every third Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health Department Carlin Springs Campus, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-558-6859. Free.
Virginia Cooperative Extension program Learn about investing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-417-6421. docs.google.com. Free.
Reiki for cancer patients Practitioners provide 30-minute reiki sessions. Every third Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; call for an appointment.
Digital Destiny A discussion focusing on the future of learning in Arlington and how it is impacted by the digital revolution. 7-8:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. arlingtonva.libcal.com. Free.
“The Taming of the Shrew” A Hollywood-set adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Preview, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Show continues through March 19. Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 866-811-4111. synetictheater.org. Preview, $10; other performances, $20-$60.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Birthnight Ball dance classes Learn 18th-century English country dancing in preparation for the Birthnight Ball on Feb. 18. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. shop.alexandriava.gov. $12.
U.S. Navy Band concert Performs marches to modern wind band repertoire. 7:30 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 202-433-2525. navyband.navy.mil. Free.
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