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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, March 3-8, 2017

Posted on Mar 03,2017
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AARP Foundation tax preparation For taxpayers with low and middle income, tax returns are prepared and electronically filed. Bring a photo ID, Social Security card, tax documents and prior-year tax return. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1:15-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 18. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. 888-687-2277. Free.

Amphibians letterboxing trail For age 5 and older, follow a trail of clues to learn about wood frogs and spotted salamanders. 2:30-4 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $5; registration required (program No. 632857-G).

Gallery Underground exhibits
Focus Gallery features “Purple Reign,” a members’ show and watercolors by Tony Neville at the Main Gallery. Reception from 5-8 p.m. Continues through April 1. Gallery Art Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 571-483-0652. Free.

“Vive La Musique” concert Achille Ango sings children’s French songs. 5-6 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 202-203-0177. $5.

Potomac night hike For age 8 and older, a hike to an overlook of the Potomac River. 6:30-8 p.m. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $5; registration required (program No. 632857-H).

“Through the Looking Glass” exhibit Works by local artists that capture the beautifully bizarre inner workings of the mind. Reception from 7-9 p.m. Continues through March 26. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. Free.


Virginia Theological Seminary program “Anglican Women in Muslim-Christian Dialogue” focuses on interreligious dialogue and reconciliation between Muslims and Christians. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Addison Academic Center, lower level, 3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-370-6600. $5-$10; registration requested.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Features a classic car show, 9-11:45 a.m. at 100 N. Pitt St.; a dog show, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Market Square; a parade at 12:15 p.m. from N. Alfred and King streets to N. Lee Street, Alexandria. 703-746-3301. Free.

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.

Spring lawn care Learn how to improve and maintain a lawn. 10-11:30 a.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free; registration requested.

“Treemonisha” opera A one-hour version of ragtime king Scott Joplin’s opera by Opera NOVA. 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-536-7557. $8; children $4.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade open house
Learn about John Carlyle’s family life. Noon-4 p.m. Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-549-2997. Donations requested.

Geology program A discussion by geologist Joe Marx followed by a foray into the Holmes Run Stream Valley Gorge. 12:45-4:45 p.m. Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-5559. Free; registration required.

The Hand Print Workshop: “20 Years of Partnerships in Print” Works by fine-art printmaker Dennis O’Neil, with William Christenberry, Renee Stout and others. Gallery talk at 3 p.m. Show continues through April 2. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. Free.

Teatro de la Luna program “A Tribute to Gardel” features a singer, guitarists and dancers. 7 p.m. Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St., “LL” Level, Arlington. 703-548-3092. $30-$35.


Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s gesture. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. $8-$10.

“Bagels and Bach” concert series By members of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra’s Provazak Youth String Quartet. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. $10-$15; age 5 and younger free. Registration required.

Women’s history tour A 30-minute tour of the tavern museum featuring the roles women played in tavern life. 1-4 p.m. (last tour, 3:45 p.m.). Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-1288. $5; ages 5-12, $3.

Vanishing vernal pools For age 6 and older, search for wood frogs, spring peepers and spotted salamanders and their eggs. 2-3 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 632957-A).

Choral Evensong for Lent Features music by Ley, Walford Davies, Near and others, led by organist-choirmaster Grant Hellmers. 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-3312. Donations requested.


“Digging Deep” exhibit In a celebration of parks, gardens and open spaces, artists elevate the natural earthiness of the clay surface to explore the natural world. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through April 2. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. Free.

“The Complacent Class” Tyler Cowen discusses his book “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream” and is interviewed by Katherine Mangu-Ward of Reason Magazine. 6-7 p.m. George Mason University-Arlington, Founders Hall Auditorium, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 703-993-8987. Free; registration required.

Virginia Cooperative Extension program Learn about investing basics. 7-8:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-417-6421. Free.


Spring lawn care Ways to improve and maintain a lawn. 7-8:30 p.m. 10-11:30 a.m. Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free; registration requested.

Virginia Cooperative Extension program Learn how to control clutter. Noon-1 p.m. Crystal City Connection Pop-Up Library, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 703-417-6421. Free.

“No Home To Go To” Exhibit documents the crisis in the Baltic countries in the aftermath of World War II. Opening reception, 6-7:30 p.m. Continues through April 17. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. Free.

Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee meeting Learn about the French Immersion Program for Teens. 7 p.m. Alexandria City Hall, Room 1102, 301 King St. 202-203-0177. Free.


Figure-drawing workshop
Draw or paint a live model’s short and long poses, 2-5 p.m., and long pose, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. $10-$12.

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 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free; (program No. 632827-A).

Arlington Neighborhood Village program Virginia Williams of Dominion Power discusses how to lower energy bills and promote energy efficiency. 10-11 a.m. Whole Foods Store in Pentagon City, 520 S. 12th St., Arlington. 703-509-8057. Free.

Postpartum Support Virginia program LUNAFEST features short films by, for, and about women, and a raffle to benefit Postpartum Support Virginia and the Breast Cancer Fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 574-514-4277. $25.

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