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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, Sept. 22-27, 2017

Posted on Sep 22,2017
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Friday, sept. 22

Postgraduate resident talk Lindsay Hall discusses her works of “tubes and sacks.” Reception from 7-9 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4560. Free.

Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium program “Icy Frontier of the Solar System” features comet demonstrations, full-dome shows and more. Friday-Sunday. For more information and a complete schedule, go to the website. David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-375-9107. $7; seniors and members $5; age 12 and younger $3.

Poppy Project: Honoring Alexandria’s Veterans The Office of Historic Alexandria is collecting knitted or crocheted poppies (any shade of red, two to four inches in diameter) as part of Alexandria’s World War I Commemoration, a community art project for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Drop off poppies with a card and your name by Dec. 1 at any Alexandria City public library, any city recreation center, The Lyceum or Hurrah for Books. 703-746-4739, Ext. 711. Free.

Saturday, sept. 23

Civil War Discoveries For ages 7-11, learn infantry drills from 9-10 a.m. (program No. 612727-A) and learn artillery drills from 11 a.m.-noon. (program No. 612727-B). Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required.

Northern Alexandria native plant sale
Features vendors from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-671-8416. Free admission.

Boutique Car Show Display of “orphan cars,” which are any marque of vehicle built by an out-of-business manufacturer. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-424-5871. Free.

Historic Alexandria homes tour Learn the history of eight homes and tour the interior. Proceeds benefit Inova Alexandria Hospital. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Twig Shop, 106 N. Columbus St. or Alexandria Visitor Center at Ramsey House, 221 King St. 703-823-1273. $45; $40 in advance.

“Puppets and More” program For toddlers and older, a puppet show by Sandy Feulner. 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-424-5553. $5; reservations required.

Firefighting history walking tour
For ages 10-17, learn about volunteer firefighting, three devastating fires and the five volunteer fire companies. 1-2:30 p.m. Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-746-3891. $4-$6; reservations required.

Spider ID and natural history For age 12 and older, learn about the lives and identification of common local spider families. 1-3:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $10; registration required (program No. 612947-D).

“Haunted by Quiet Places” exhibit
Mixed-media works by Annie Farrar. Opening reception from 2-4 p.m. Show continues through Nov. 5. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 703-845-6156. Free.

Ivy Hill Cemetery benefit program
Don Hakenson discusses the Civil War in Virginia and the soldiers buried at the cemetery. 3 p.m. Ivy Hill Cemetery, 2823 King St., Alexandria. 301-395-9541. $5; reservations required.

Black bears campfire F
eatures stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 612957-B).

Bourbon in the Basement fundraiser
For age 21 and older, features 1920s drinks, jazz music and prizes at the silent auction. Period clothing encouraged. 7-9:30 p.m. Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 703-548-1789. $50-$75.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra “Beethoven, Strauss & Wagner” concert conducted by Michael Rossi. Saturday at 8 p.m. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $5-$80.

Sunday, sept. 24

Bird walk Along streamside woodland trails. 8-11 a.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, meet at the parking lot, 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington. 703-438-6008. Free.

Yoga in the nature center For ages 7-10, a hike to find animals and practice their poses at the nature center. 10-10:45 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 612927-E).

Tree ID hike For age 14 and older, learn to identify trees by their bark, shape and other qualities. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 612947-A).

“Catch and Release” exhibit Cashmere sweaters by Tamara Embrey. Noon-4 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Fiberworks, Studio 14, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-836-5807. Free.

Navy Band Chamber Players concert A performance of small ensemble classics. 1:30 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 202-433-2525. Free.

Washington Group Cultural Fund music series
The Gerdan Trio performs a Ukrainian program of classical, folk and ethno jazz/fusion music. 3 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-838-4994. $30 donation suggested; students free.

Focus Music
Performance by guitarist and songwriter Peter Mayer includes Jerry Bresee. 7 p.m. George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-380-3151. $18; $15, in advance.

Monday, sept. 25

Tree Selection for Urban Landscapes Learn how to pick the right tree for the right spot in your yard. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free; registration required.

Encore Learning: Meet the Speaker Candace Shireman of the Blair House discusses the house’s history. 3-4:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-2144. Free.

“What’s in That Alley?: Inventorying Old Town” Discussed by Mike Commisso of the National Park Service and chair, Alexandria Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission. 6:30-9 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4554. Free.

Composting and Vermiculture Learn the types of composts and how to grow and maintain worms, as well as the use of vermiculture to improve garden soil. 7-8:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. Free; registration required.

Author talk Grace Flores-Hughes discusses her book, “Tale of Survival: Memoir of a Hispanic Woman.” 7:30 p.m. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. 703-746-1714. Free.

TUESDAY, sept. 26

Art therapy group
Enhances the healing process through art. Fourth Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free.

Money Talk for Women program
Register for the topics on: financial basics, insurance and investing basics, investing for retirement, and planning for future life events. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through Oct. 24. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6421. Free; registration required.

Banned Books: Sex! Scandal! Intrigue! Celebrate the freedom to read the banned books. 7-9 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. Free.

“Forgotten Warriors of the Empire”documentary A film by Matt Spangler about the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen and other African American units serving in World War II. 7 p.m. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356. Free.

WEDNESDAY, sept. 27

Arlington Neighborhood Village program Beverly Allen of Arlington Independent Media discusses “Practical Security.” 10-11 a.m. Westover Market and Beer Garden, 5863 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-509-8057. Free.

“Fish: An Alexandria Story” Historian Dan Lee discusses the role of fish in Alexandria’s history, from prehistoric times to the 21st century. 7:30 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. $5.

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 Sept. 28. For more information, 571-551-2488 or

Source Washington post

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