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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, June 9-15, 2017

Posted on Jun 09,2017
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park Features an outdoor movie; wine, beer, cocktails and food trucks available. For a complete schedule, visit the website. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.

Friday Evening Chamber concert The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia performs works by Mozart and others. 7-9 p.m. Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. apps.alexandriava.gov. $15; age 5 and younger free.

Fund for Alexandria’s Child Superhero Soiree Features entertainment, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, a silent and live auction, and more. 7-10 p.m. Sheraton Suites Alexandria, 801 N. Saint Asaph St. 703-746-5663. apps.alexandriava.gov. $55-$85.

All-Bach program A concert by organist David Brock. 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-3312. news@stpaulsalexandria.com. Free.

"Art on the Vine" For age 21 and older, fundraiser features a wine-tasting party of 12 wines, light hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. eventbrite.com. $55.

“The Jungle Book” For age 4 and older, performed by Encore Stage & Studio. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154. app.arts-people.com. $15; children, students, military and seniors $10.

UrbanArias: “Independence Eve”
Performance by a chamber opera company. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $37.

Moon in June night hike For ages 13 and older, learn about constellations and nocturnal critters. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642847-C).

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Central Arlington history tour Walk 10-12 miles visiting parks and sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and more. 9 a.m. Clarendon Metro Station, Arlington. Meet at the corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street. 703-243-0179. bhberne@yahoo.com. centerhikingclub.org. $2.

Rain barrel workshop Build a rain barrel to collect runoff from a downspout led by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. Supplies and instructions provided. 9-11 a.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6427. fairfaxcounty.gov. $55; registration required.

Civil War Camp Day Union and Confederate reenactors interpret soldier and civilian life in camps, infantry and artillery drills and firing demonstrations, equipment displays, a U.S. Army field hospital, life in the officers’ hut, and fort tours. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848. apps.alexandriava.gov. $2; families $5.

Old Town Arts and Crafts Festival Features children’s activities, music by Rainbow Rock Band, boat painting, weaving and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St., Alexandria. 703-836-2176. volunteeralexandria.org. Free.

“Spring Solos 2017”
Gallery talk from 1-3 p.m. Exhibit closes on Sunday. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. arlingtonartscenter.org. Free.

Songbirds: "Great Women of Jazz"Features songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Billie Holliday, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone and more. Saturday at 2 and 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. sigtheatre.org. $35.

Dead Men’s Hollow concert A bluegrass, country, blues and gospel performance. 7-8:30 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. $10.

Snakes in summer campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 642857-A).

Penrose Square movie nights For a complete schedule, go to the website. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Through Sept. 2. Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

Apothecary Geek Tour: A Magical Apothecary
For age 8 and older, learn the real-world botanical science that inspired potions and herbology of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series and make a magical sleeping potion. Noon-1 p.m. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-746-3852. apps.alexandriava.gov. $15.

Organic vegetable garden VCE Master Gardeners answer questions about tending a summer garden, square-foot gardening, veggies in containers and irrigation ollas. 1-4 p.m. Potomac Overlook Park, 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free.

Notable nature For age 5 and older, lessons in nature journaling and sketching. 3-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642957-G).

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic concert A performance of works by Creston, Copland, and others. 3 p.m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. wmpamusic.org. $20; ages 12 and younger free.

Crescendo Chamber concert Performs works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Borodin. 4-5:30 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-910-5161. arlingtonphilharmonic.org. Free.

MONDAY, JUNE 12

Encore Learning: Meet the Speaker David Heymsfeld discusses the rise and fall of former senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.). 3-4:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-2144. jbecker841@aol.com. Free.

TUESDAY, JUNE 13

Preschool nature program: Animal Dads For ages 3-5, explore nature, make crafts, and participate in mini-hikes and nature play. Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., June 16 from 4-5 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required.

VCE finance program
“Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” Learn how to distribute personal possessions and include family members. Noon-1 p.m. The Connection Library, 2100 Crystal Dr, Arlington. 703-417-6421. docs.google.com. Free.

Habitats story time
For ages 2-10, read about animal homes in forests and ponds. 3:30-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642917-M).

Author talk: “The Journal of Anne Reading” Margaret Irwin discusses Reading’s life as a Civil War nurse. 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. apps.alexandriava.gov. $10.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

Cool creek critters For ages 5-9, explore waterfalls, catch striders and find critters. Wear closed-toe water shoes. 3-4:30 p.m. Barcroft Park parking lot, 200 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703- 228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free (program No. 642827-D).

Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant
Features 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment soldiers and ceremonial units, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from the U.S. Army Chorus, and vocalists of the U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Voices. 7 p.m. Fort Myer, Whipple Field, Arlington. 202-685-2888. usarmyband.com. Free.

NAMI/FOCUS support group For families and friends of those with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or manic depression. Second Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King St., Alexandria. 571-451-0773. jgulka@verizon.net. Free.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

Bon voyage to 18th-century ship An opportunity to see the ship being packed for its journey to Texas A&M University, featuring activities and a ceremonial bottle-breaking. 3-6 p.m. Bus Barn, 116 S. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-746-4399. apps.alexandriava.gov. Free; reservations required.

Getting Metro Back on Track forum Join Virginia’s WMATA board members for a discussion of Metro’s challenges and opportunities. 7-8:30 p.m. Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 571-483-3223. novatransit.org. Free.

America and the Great War lecture
Discussed by author Margaret Wagner. 7:30-9 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. apps.alexandriava.gov. $10.

Source Washington post



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