Alexandria and Arlington community events, April 4 to 11, 2013

April 3, 2013
Thursday, April 4

Citrus sale for charities, includes Florida citrus, pecans and Vermont maple syrup. Sponsored by Northwest Arlington Lions Club. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Overlee Pool lower parking lot, 6030 Lee Hwy. 703-528-1130 or lionskk@earthlink.net.

“Real and Imagined” exhibit, features photo-realistic works by Dennis Crayon and George Bowles, and abstracts by Bud Hensgen and Linda Maldonado. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.novaartcenter.org.

Friends Mentor Show, exhibit by students in the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Reception, noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Seniors theater appreciation class, read plays and learn theater history from members of Arlington’s Educational Theatre Company. 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Nine classes, $35 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

“Process: Photography” exhibit, features John Brown, Robert Creamer, Jim Darling and others. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Artist's show-and-tell, 2 p.m. Saturday , the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Seniors home-downsizing tips, learn about estate sales, selling items on eBay and more. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

Seniors group Sudoku puzzles, for age 55 and older. 1-2:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-0555.

Christian Meditation talk, Benedictine monk Laurence Freeman discusses “The Cave of the Heart: The Tradition and Practice of Christian Meditation.” 7:15 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace, Church Ministry Center, 2700 S. 19th St., Arlington. Free. 703-751-7943.

“Voodoo Macbeth,” the American Century Theater gives Shakespeare’s drama a voodoo twist. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through April 13, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $32-$40. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.

ArtStream’s musical plays, “The Final Showdown” and “Lights, Camera, Chaos!” featuring actors with intellectual disabilities. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, through April 13, Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15; $12.50, in advance. 301-565-4567 or www.art-stream.org.

Friday, April 5

Blossoms by Bike River Ride, Bike and Roll leads a three-hour, 15-mile ride along the Mount Vernon Trail from Old Town Alexandria to the District. Must be at least 13. 1 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, through April 14, Bike and Roll Shop, One Wales Alley. $42. 703-548-7655 or www.bikethesites.com.

Seniors drawing and painting classes, four two-hour sessions. 1-3 p.m. Fridays, Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $28, registration required. 703-228-6300.

“Glass to Wear: A Fashion Show,” features a cocktail party, dinner, recognition ceremony and garments made of glass. 5:30 p.m., Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway. $160, reservations required. 301-907-3888 or admin@jra.org.

ArtFest Week, For a complete schedule of workshops, fees and exhibits, visit the Web site. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. To register, e-mail sparkerart@yahoo.com. 703-276-1462 or www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

“Turn On Your Masters,” works by artists paying homage to those who have influenced them. Opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday; show, noon-6 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, through April 28, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Columbia Flute Choir concert, 7:30 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 4201 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-527-8844 or www.cumcballston.org.

Saturday, April 6

Alexandria farmers market, produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city. 7 a.m.-noon, Market Square, 301 King St. 703-746-3200 or alexandriava.gov.

Arlington Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, to benefit Doorways for Women and Families; includes an antique car show, moon bounce, raffles and face painting. 8 a.m.-noon, Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. $8; children ages 5-10, $4; ages 4 and younger, free. 703-533-2953 or ecnolen@hotmail.com.

Del Ray farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or alexandriava.gov.

Arlington farmers market, produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 9 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road (south area of courthouse parking lot). 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Urban Village Market at Courthouse, furniture, art, china, silver, jewelry, books, photographs, vintage clothing, linen, lamps, chandeliers, antique tools and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., north area of courthouse parking lot, North 15th and North Uhle streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881.

“Spotlight” exhibit, acrylic on canvas by Lukman Ahmad. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through April 28. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200 or www.schlesingercenter.com.

“Palestine Interrupted,” an exhibit of 14 paintings by Bud Hensgen. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through April 27. Reception and gallery talk, 5-7 p.m. April 13, Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-998-6260 or www.convergenceccf.net.

Historic house tour, Ball-Sellers House, built about 1750. 1-4 p.m., 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-2123.

Trumpet recital, by Andrew Wilson of the National Chamber Brass. 3 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Free. 202-258-0822 or www.nationalchamberbrass.com.

Jane Franklin Dance: “The Big Meow,” a performance for children. 4 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15; children, $10. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Eighth Annual Great Rum Punch Challenge, features creations of the drink, period and modern food, and a silent auction. 7-9:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $50; reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Sunday, April 7

Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232, www.westoverfarmersmarket.org or westoverfarmersmarket@hotmail.com.

Gallery Underground exhibits, features “Color and Light,” by member artists focusing on the use of color, and “Walk on the Wild Side,” a juried show inspired by forms of animals to benefit the gallery and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through May 4, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.galleryunderground.org.

“Promise of Spring” exhibit, features earrings, bracelets, pendants and more by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through May 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 or www.torpedofactory.org .

“Sculptural Elements,” a juried show featuring works by gallery members. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (1-9 p.m. Thursdays), through April 23, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“The Natural World: Patio and Garden” exhibit, flower pots, botanical vases, patio art and more by Ceramic Guild potters. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through May 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Photography exhibit, “It’s All About Color,” by Susan Meyers, and “Square Meals,” black-and-white portraits by Eric Johnson. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through May 6, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Imagine This” exhibit, etchings and lithographs by Ruth Corning. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through April 30, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342.

Film Fest for Women’s History Month, 2-4:30 p.m. For information, visit the Web site. Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Jane Franklin Dance: From One Place, the performance features a new work for Forty +, a performing group of community-based dancers past the age of 40. 4 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

Choral Evensong, a service with evening prayer and music. 5-6 p.m. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.

Monday, April 8

“Walk the Line” exhibit, a juried show by Carolyn Gawarecki featuring works by the Arlington Artists Alliance. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through April 21. Reception, 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe, 4536 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free. 703-894-0540 or www.cassattscafe.com.

Art League Gallery exhibits, features “Flora and Fauna” and Linda Lawler’s exhibit, “Everyday Gods & Goddesses.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), noon-6 p.m. Sundays, through May 6. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. next Thursday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Seniors vegetable decorating workshop, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6300.

Tavern museum toddler program, for children 3 and younger accompanied by an adult; playtime with books, blocks and craft-making. 10:30 a.m.-noon Mondays, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. One adult and as many as two children, $7 per week; additional person, $3. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Figure-drawing workshop, short pose. 7-9 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $6-$8. 703-836-1468, www.thedelrayartisans.org or lifedrawing@thedelrayartisans.org.

Tuesday, April 9

Divine Mercy Cenacle, study of the Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Diary of Saint Faustina. 10 a.m., St. Mary’s Lyceum, 313 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-836-4100.

Seniors legal counseling, for age 55 and older; discussion by Northern Virginia Legal Services. 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Call for an appointment. Free. 703-228-0955.

Author talk, local writer Dinaw Mengestu will discuss his novel “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” 7 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990.

Seniors Jewelry Creations Club, for age 55 and older; work on earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Bring materials. 7-8:30 p.m., Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5554 or www.alexandriava.gov.

18th-century fencing class, for age 11 and older taught by swordmaster Peter M. Ryan. Equipment available for rent. 7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $15. 703-746-4242, www.gadsbystavern.org or gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov.

U.S. Army Band Chamber Music Series, features “An Evening with Brahms and Prokofiev.” 7:30 p.m., Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

Wednesday, April 10

Senior Services of Alexandria, representatives from AARP, Senior Living Well, VICAP and others discuss “Planning For and Making the Most of Your Retirement.” 9:30 a.m.-noon, Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-836-4414, Ext. 10 or www.seniorservicesalex.org.

Seniors bridge club, for age 55 and older. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5533 or alexandriava.gov.

Seniors duplicate bridge, for age 55 and older; includes instruction by Anne Gress. Play with different partners. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $5. 703-243-7714.

“Trash Talk,” an all-media exhibit featuring works made from “repurposed” objects. Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursdays), through April 28. Reception, 6-8 p.m. next Thursday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Figure-drawing workshop, short and long pose. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

NARFE Program, features a discussion by Karl Van Newkirk about Arlington County in the 18th and 19th centuries. 12:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-536-9148.

Gardening workshop, “Using Native Plants in Your Garden,” led by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. 7-8 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-6588 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

St. George’s Taize prayer service, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286 or www.saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Thursday, April 11

Seniors Intermediate American Sign Language Club, for age 55 and older. 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or alexandriava.gov.

Commonwealth Circle of Northern Virginia, features a lunch, silent auction and Anne Speckhard discussing her book, “Talking to Terrorists.” To benefit scholarships for Arlington County high school students. 11 a.m., Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $75, registration required. 703-536-5153.

Faith, Food and Fellowship, features a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; J. Lance Mallamo discusses “What’s Current at the Seven Historic Alexandria Museums?” 1-1:40 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.

Second Thursday Art Night, featuring an Earth Day theme. Visit studios and meet artists; concert by Guitars Not Guns and a DIY creation station. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Glencarlyn knitting group, includes instruction. 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6548.

Robert Jospe and Inner Rhythm concert, features “The History of Jazz from Ragtime to Fusion” performing works by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and others. 7:30 p.m., Episcopal High School, Pendleton Hall, 3900 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-933-4135 or www.episcopalhighschool.org.

Rock Spring Garden Club, reserve by next Thursday for the 11 a.m. April 18 meeting featuring floral designer Betty Ann Galway discussing “Outdoor Table Arrangements.” Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. Free; optional lunch, $5. 703-533-2942 or jgoulden@verizon.net.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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