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<cal1>FRIDAY/ JULY 4
<cal2>Red, White and Blue Celebration. day-long celebration featuring a wreathlaying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution, a concert of patriotic favorites by the National Concert Band of America, and free birthday cake while supplies last. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Call 703-278-2000.
<cal1>SATURDAY/ JULY 5
<cal2>Tea & Tour at Woodlawn. Saturday and Sunday. Learn about 19-century customs and enjoy a special blend of tea, then tour the mansion. Noon and 2 p.m., $25 admission, reservations required. Woodlawn is located the intersection of Route 1 and Route 235 South in Mount Vernon. Call 703-780-4000.
<cal1>SUNDAY/ JULY 6
<cal2>Pope-Leighey "Tech" Tour. Go "behind-the-scenes" on a unique tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House on the grounds of Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Hgwy. 8:30 - 11 a.m., $25 admission, includes continental breakfast. Reservations required. Call 703-780-4000.
<cal1>TUESDAY/ JULY 8
<cal2>Live Poets Society Meeting. Share your poetry or just listen. 7 - 8:30 p.m., James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch of Alexandria Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave. Free and open to the public. Call 703-838-4566.
<cal1>WEDNESDAY/ JULY 9
<cal2>257th Army Band. Part of the Market Square Concert Series. 12:15 p.m., on the plaza in front of City Hall, 301 King St. Free and open to the public. Call 703-883-4686.
<cal1>THURSDAY/ JULY 10
<cal2>Latin American Book Discussion Group. Works by Latin American authors translated into English. Discussions in English. 7 - 8:30 p.m., Kate Waller Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Library, 717 Queen St. To obtain copies of the three stories in English and Spanish call Mark at 703-519-3498.
<cal1>FRIDAY/ JULY 11
<cal2>Historic Properties and Their Landscapes. A day-long symposium covering issues of modernization in landscaping around historic sites. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Rd. $95 fee, reservations required. Call 703-550-9220 or visit www.gunstonhall.org.
A Taste of the 18th Century. A reception featuring 18th-century food and drink as well as a display of tavern objects. Part of the Antique Appraisal Affair. 7 - 9 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets $25, reservations requested. Call 703-838-4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org.
<cal1>SATURDAY - SUNDAY/ JULY 12 - 13
<cal2>Great Gadsby's Antique Appraisal Affair. Appraisal sessions will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., specialists will examine items and provide verbal assessments. Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Reservations are recommended. Call 703-838-4242.
<cal1>SATURDAY/ JULY 12
<cal2>USA and Alexandria Birthday Celebration. Celebrate the 254th birthday of Alexandria and the 227th birthday of the country with a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, cake, food, and fireworks. 6 - 9:30 p.m., Oronoca Bay Park, 701 N. Lee St. Free admission. Call 703-838-4688.
Curator's Tour of Fort Ward. The curator will lead a tour of this Civil War-era fortification. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Call 703-383-4848 or visit www.fortward.org.
Horticultural Talk: Shade Gardening. Learn how to take advantage of those dark areas. Bill Johnson, Horticulturalist, will speak. 9 a.m., River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Dr., Alexandria. $10 admission. For reservations call 703-768-5700 ext. 124.
"How to Work With an Architect." A free workshop where you'll learn how to plan the ideal new home, addition, or renovation; how to find and architect, how to communicate your needs and ideas and more. 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Call 703-549-9747.
<cal1>SUNDAY/ JULY 13
<cal2>Opening Reception. The Kirstein Award will be presented. 2 - 4 p.m., The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780.
Artist's Lecture. "Forty Years of Painting on Site: A Passion for Plein Air." 2 p.m., The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Call 703-548-0035.
Fashion Open House. Featuring lady's fashions. Bring apparel in good condition and receive a discount on a new purchase. Clothing benefits Kingdom Wardrobe, a non-profit organization providing professional clothing and training to low-income women. 3 - 6 p.m., 112 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Please RSVP to 703-684-5018.
Blue Book Value. Part of the Fort Hunt Concert Series. "Swing blues." 7 - 8 p.m., Fort Hunt Park. Free and open to the public. Call 703-289-2500 or visit www.nps.gov/gwmp.
<cal1>MONDAY/ JULY 14
<cal2>Bill Parsons and Eric Weinberg. Part of the Magnificent Monday Concert Series. "High energy acoustic pop." 7:30 p.m., Waterfront Park, between King and Prince Sts., Alexandria. Free and open to the public. Call 703-883-4686.
Book Discussion Group. Grades 3 - 6. Discuss L.R. Banks's "Indian in the Cupboard." 5 p.m., Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Call 703-519-5600 ext. 4.
Internet Class. 1:15 - 3 p.m., Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Registration is required. Call 703-519-5900 ext. 3. Plan to arrive five minutes early.
<cal1>WEDNESDAY/ JULY 16
<cal2>Folk Music - "Lea." Part of the Market Square Concert Series. 12:15 p.m., on the plaza in front of City Hall, 301 King St. Free and open to the public. Call 703-883-4686.
<cal1>THURSDAY/ JULY 17
<cal2>Great Books Discussion Group. Discuss books I - V of George Eliot's "Middlemarch." 7 - 8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Call Bill Scouton at 703-931-3559.
Shakespeare in the Parque. "Midsummer Night's Dream." 4 p.m., James M. Duncan, Jr. Branch of Alexandria Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4566.
<cal1>FRIDAY/ JULY 18
<cal2>Alexandria Citizen's Band Concert. Part of the Market Square Concert Series. 7:30 p.m., on the plaza in front of City Hall, 301 King St. Free and open to the public. Call 703-883-4686.
<cal1>SATURDAY/ JULY 19
<cal2>U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free admission. Call 202-433-4011 or visit www.marineband.usmc.mil.
<cal1>MONDAY/ JULY 21
<cal2>Supper Under the Stars. Come dine and listen to music under the stars at King Street Gardens Park. The Darryl Brenzel Quartet will play. 1806 King St., Alexandria. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $25 per person. Call 703-838-4844 or visit www.ci.alexandria.va.us/recreation.
JC & the Hepcats plus Michael Hoover's "Memories of Elvis." Part of the Magnificent Monday Concert Series. 7:30 p.m., Waterfront Park, between King and Prince Sts., Alexandria. Free and open to the public. Call 703-883-4686.
<cal1>WEDNESDAY/ JULY 23
<cal2>Internet Class. 9:15 - 11 a.m., Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Registration is required. Call 703-519-5900 ext. 3. Plan to arrive five minutes early.
<cal1>THURSDAY/ JULY 24
<cal2>Civil War Dance Lessons. Learn 19th-century dances. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. $10 per class or $25 for a series of 3. Visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703-838-4242. Classes also held July 31 and August 7.
<cal1>SATURDAY/ JULY 26
<cal2>African American Heritage and Cultural Festival. Co-sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and the African American Heritage and Cultural Festival Committee. 1 - 7 p.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free admission. Call 703-883-4686.
Virginia Scottish Games and Festival. A celebration of the area's Celtic heritage including Scottish athletes, dancers, musicians, merchants, heritage organizations and more. Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Episcopal High School, 3901 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. $15 - $20. Call 202-778-1028 or visit www.vascottishgames.org.
<cal1>EXHIBITS & SHOWS
<cal2>"2100 Colonial Avenue: Photographs by Glen McClure." An exhibition of work by the Norfolk-based photographer. July 10 - August 24, the Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4356.
Neil Simon's "Rumors." Presented by the Tapestry Theatre Company. July 11-27, Lee Center's Kauffman Auditorium, 1108 Jefferson St., August 1 and 2, George Mason Middle and High School Auditorium, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. $12/$10, call 703-566-0009 or visit www.tapestrytheatre.com.
"Hello Dolly!" Presented by Aldersgate Church Community Theater with orchestra. June 27, 28, July 3, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m., and June 29, July 4, and July 6 at 3 p.m. $15 adults and $12 for students and seniors.1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Call 703-799-7061.
"Closer Than Ever." MetroStage presents this musical revue about love and life. June 26 - August 3. 1201 N. Royal St. Alexandria. Call 703-548-9044.
"The Music Man." Presented by the Little Theatre of Alexandria. Through August 16. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. For exact dates and times call 703-683-0496.
"Green Light," Photographs by Barbara Southworth. "Captures the luminous spirit of spring." June 1 - July 6, Factory Photoworks Gallery, 105 N. Union St., studio #312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.
"Closer Than Ever," written by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. June 25 - August 3, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Call 703-548-9044.
All-Media Membership Show. July 9 - August 4, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780.
"Ancestral Expressions." Mixed media on canvas and wood panels by Nena Gonzalez-Thayer. July 10 - August 4. The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-1780.
Rob Merill Exhibit. This nationally known Landscape painter will exhibit his oil and watercolor landscape paintings at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria, from June 29 to August 24. Call 703-548-0035.
"Lions, Tigers and Bears...Oh My!" See fiber animals of all types and shapes. The Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, Studio 18 in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Through July 20. Call 703-548-0935 or visit www.potomaccraftsmenfibergallery.com.
"Peter Pan." A musical version, presented Saturdays by the West End Dinner Theater, 4615 Duke St. Performances at 2 p.m. July 19 - September 6. Call 703-370-2500.
"Horace Day: Alexandria Artist" Exhibit. On display through September 1, 2003. Includes a variety of Day's Alexandria scenes, including Lee-Fendall House Garden, Woodlawn Plantation, Carlyle House and Old Town street scenes. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-4994.
"Future of Flight" Exhibit. This exhibit was created by NASA's Langley Research Center to celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Through July 26. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Admission is free. Call 703-838-4994.
Lantern Tours. Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Friday nights, March through November. 7-10 p.m. Last tour at 9:15 p.m. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. $5 adults; $2 ages 11-17; free for age 10 and under. Some Friday nights are unavailable for tours due to special events or holidays. Call ahead to confirm tour date. Call 703 838-4242.