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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, Feb. 24-March 2, 2017

Posted on Feb 24,2017
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - FRIDAY, FEB. 24

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra program Concert by kindergartners through fifth graders enrolled in the composition workshop, led by Simpatico members. 6-7 p.m. John Adams Elementary School, 5651 Rayburn Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-0885. Free.

Blessed Sacrament Church concert Music director John H. McCrary conducts the Blessed Sacrament festival choir and orchestra of musicians performing works by Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-998-6100, Ext. 103. Freewill offering.

“Late Shift at the Factory” A performance by DarlingDance followed by a discussion. 7:30-10 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. $15; $10 in advance.

Cathedral organ recital Features Daniel Sañez performing works from the early baroque period to the 21st century, and from Europe to the United States. 8 p.m. St. Thomas More Cathedral, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. 703-524-2815. cathedralstm.org. Free.

SATURDAY, FEB. 25

Parkrun 5K A weekly timed run, walk or 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. parkrun.us. Free; registration required for first run.

Wake Up, Wood Frogs! For age 5 and older, learn about these amphibians. 10-11 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 622857-P).

Wintertime pruning Learn about winter pruning. Bring tools. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. Location disclosed when registered. 703-228-6414. docs.google.com. Free.

Alexandria Black History Museum workshop “The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity,” led by Diana Baird N’Diaye of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free; reservations encouraged.

Civil War Winter Drill Day Members of the 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry, Company K, interpret the life of the Union soldier, drills, equipment and more. 1-4 p.m. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Feel the Heritage Festival Features live music and dance, a “Hall of History” with photos and artifacts, children’s activities, and more. 1-6 p.m. Charles Drew Community Center, S. 3500 23rd St., Arlington. 703-228-3329. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free.

George Washington Symposium “George Washington and the Northern Virginia Frontier, 1732 to 1775,” contemporary research on Washington’s life led by Mark Tabbert of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 1-3 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-683-2007. http://bit.ly. Free; registration required.

Frog calls Learn how to identify frogs. 2-3:30 p.m. Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. 704-756-5559. apps.alexandriava.gov. $5-$10.

Arlington Arts’ Global-Phonic Music Series A concert by Mauritania vocalist Noura Mint Seymali. 8-10 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-228-1850. eventbrite.com. Free; registration required.

SUNDAY, FEB. 26

Black History Month celebration Features an award ceremony, music by Nu Era, a youth cheerleading team and a dance group. 2-4 p.m. Lee Center Richard Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-746-5407. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free.

Marine Band concert “Cornerstones,” featuring conductor Gerard Schwarz of the Seattle Symphony. 2-4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 703-845-6154. marineband.marines.mil. Free.

Walking with Washington tour Walk in George Washington’s footsteps through Alexandria and view sites connected to the general. 2 p.m. Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King St. 703-838-4200. Free.

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