Alexandria and Arlington community events, Aug. 1 to 8, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 1

30th session of the Police Citizens Academy, registration deadline is Thursday for a 10-week class, 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 11-Nov. 20. Topics include patrol operations, gangs, crime prevention and more. Must be 21 and live or work in the city. Free. To apply, visit www.alexandriava.gov/police or e-mail virginia.obranovich@alexandriava.gov. Alexandria Police Headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Ave.

Marymount information sessions, for rising high school junior and seniors and their families, and college students interested in transferring. Learn about academic programs, financial aid and the admission process. Campus tours included. 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free, register online: https://docs.google.com or e-mail jordana.taylor@marymount.edu. 703-284-1500.

All-media membership show, works by members of the Art League Gallery. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Fantasy of the Real,” oil paintings by Jennifer Brewer Stone. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Fireworks,” exhibit of works by gallery members. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Living Legends of Alexandria,” exhibit of African American activists featuring Ferdinand Day, Nelson Greene Sr., Lynnwood Campbell and others. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. $2. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

“Where in the World?,” works inspired by travel and adventure by gallery artists. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Rosslyn farmers market, produce, jellies, herbs, pastries, bread and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; concert by David Bach Consort, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“Anything Goes,” 10th annual board showcase, features artwork by Michele Reday Cook, Susan Amber Gordon, Lesley Hall and others. Preview, 6-9 p.m. Thursday; opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday; show, noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 1, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

“Dog Days Dog Show,” contemporary and vintage photographs by Kathleen Ewing. Exhibit, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 1. Dogs available for adoption, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; doggie happy hour (lemonade for humans; treats for canines), 4-7 p.m. next Thursday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Seniors stamp collecting basics, led by Marvin Murray of the National Postal Museum Library. 1 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Ballston farmers market, produce, bread, pastries, meat flowers, weekly chef demonstrations and live music. 3-7 p.m., Welburn Square, Wilson Boulevard and Taylor Street, Arlington. 202-362-8889, Ext. 3.

Arlington Central Library plant clinic, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer questions. 6:45-8:45 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6414.

Jane Austen dance classes, learn 18th-century English country dancing in preparation for the Jane Austen Ball on Aug. 11. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and next Thursday, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Each class, $12; reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

I Do! I Do!,” a musical by American Century Theater follows a couple over the course of their 50-year marriage. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 17, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25-$40. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.

Friday, Aug. 2

Seniors scrabble games, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-0955.

Summer concert series, features the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Airmen of Note. 8 p.m., Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

Summer evening concert series, 8 p.m. performances feature Hexagon Theatre Company, Friday and hip-hop jazz by Rico Amero, Saturday. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Rosslyn outdoor film festival, featuring “Can’t Hardly Wait.” Dusk, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Alexandria farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 7-9 a.m., 703-228-6414; produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city. 7 a.m.-noon, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Arlington farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 8-11 a.m., 703-228-6414; produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street. 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

Del Ray farmers market, features a plant clinic by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, 8:30-11 a.m.,703-228-6414; 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 www.alexandriava.gov.

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.

Friendship Firehouse Festival, features a collection of antique fire equipment, a display of modern fire apparatus, craft booths and food. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Free.703-746-3891 or www.friendshipfirehouse.net.

Alexandria art market, features painting, photography, pottery, jewelry and glasswork by 25 artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; concert by Snakehead Run, noon-2 p.m., Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, Commonwealth and Mount Vernon avenues, Alexandria. Free. 703-627-7656 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

Radio Sebastian: You, Me, and the Void,” installation of mixed-media collages and interactive video pieces by Corwin Levi and Yumiko Blackwell. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 1. Reception, 6-8 next Thursday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Ball-Sellers House, tour of home built about 1750. 1-4 p.m., Ball-Sellers House, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-941-4086.

Tavern Museum Day open house, tours led by costumed guides, period music, 18th- century dancing lessons and science experiments by Project Enlightenment. 1-5 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

Civil War author talk, Civil War historian B. Franklin Cooling III discusses his book, “The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story.” 2-5 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and historic site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4848.

Singles dinner and movie, a fixed-price dinner followed by a choice of movie at the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8. Sponsored by New Beginnings. 5 p.m., Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $30; includes dinner, soda, tip and movie ticket. 301-924-4101 or www.newbeginningsusa.org.

Netherlands Carillon Concert, features carillonneur Margaret Pan. 6-8 p.m., Netherlands Carillon, Meade Street and Marshall Drive, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Skulls and Bones campfire, features s’mores, stories and songs. 7-8 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center Amphitheater, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642953-H). 703-228-4747 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Four Mile Run farmers & artisan market, produce, beef, desserts, herbs, cheese and crafts. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 804-464-7661 or 4MRMarket@arlandria.org.

Westover farmers market, fruit, produce, meat, dairy, cut flowers, Turkish specialties and more. 8 a.m.-noon, Washington Boulevard and North McKinley Road, Arlington. 703-405-8232 or www.westoverfarmersmarket.org.

Columbia Pike farmers market, produce, chocolate, tea, coffee, cheese and bison meat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington. 703-892-2776 or www.columbiapike.org.

“Creatures in Clay,” Washington Ceramic Guild potters exhibit their animal creations in the form of dishes, sculpture, piggy banks, bird houses, vases and tiles. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org .

Torpedo Factory’s Visiting Artist Program, featuring nine artists selected by juror Maria Karametou. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31. Demonstration, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 17, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 5 or www.torpedofactory.org.

23rd annual chamber music series, by the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association featuring clarinetist Kristen Sheridan performing works by Poulenc, Debussy and Stravinsky. 3 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-799-8229 or www.wmpamusic.org.

Choral evensong, a prayer service with choral music. 4:40 p.m., Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.

Monday, Aug. 5

“Hallowed Ground” photographs, of the Gettysburg Battlefield 150 years after, by Ron Cogswell. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Sept. 30, Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

“Occupied City: Civil War Alexandria,” exhibit about life in a town occupied by the military, with biographical sketches of locals caught in the conflict, historical photos, artifacts and maps of wartime Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $2. 703-746-4994.

Seniors crossword puzzles, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-4403.

Seniors foursome bridge, 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. 703-228-4878; 10 a.m.-noon Monday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 703-228-5722. Free with 55+ Pass.

Seniors Jewelry Club, for age 55 and older; a workshop. Bring materials. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Figure-drawing workshop, short pose. 7-9 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10; members, $8. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

“Stars Tonight,” an interactive talk by Jonathan Harmon of the planetarium followed by an outdoor telescopic observation. 7:30 p.m., David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3; children and seniors, $2. 703-228-6070.

Tom Cunningham Orchestra open rehearsal, performing big band music. 8-9:45 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Master Gardener training class, ongoing registration for classes from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 through Nov. 21, taught by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. $275; $225, Alexandria City and Arlington County residents. 703-228-6414, www.mgnv.org or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

“Fairy Tales and Favorite Childhood Stories,” works by gallery artists on fables that shape our childhood. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 8, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org

Seniors Dun Lo Arts, for age 55 and older; learn to paint in a group setting. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. 703-751-7924 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Crystal City farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, plants, eggs, coffee, tea and baked goods. 3-7 p.m., 251 18th St., Arlington. 703-412-9430 or www.crystalcity.org.

Sunset Parade, features the music of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Iwo Jima Memorial, near Arlington National Cemetery. Free. 202-433-6683 or www.barracks.marines.mil.

Tuesday Lunch Concert, Ethereal Andean folk by Mystic Warriors. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Freedom Park, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Jerry Fastrup & Friends, performing ragtime music. 10:30 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Figure-drawing workshop, gesture, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; short and long poses, 2-5 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. gesture, $10, members $8; short/long pose, $12; members, $10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.

CentralSpace Lunchtime Concert, world music by Guy Mendilow Ensemble. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., CentralSpace, Wilson Boulevard and North Moore Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Canal Center Plaza Concert, Silver City performs country and bluegrass. Noon-1 p.m., Canal Center Plaza, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5592 or www.alexandriava.gov.

“Green Acres” exhibit, features farming fields, greenhouses and abandoned lots by Kim Abeles, Agnes Denes and others. 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Oct. 13, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Clarendon farmers market, crafts, organic food, vegetables, local specialties and fruit. 3-7 p.m., Clarendon Metro Park, Danville and 14th streets, Arlington. 703-812-8881 or www.clarendon.org.

Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant, features 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, vocalists of the U.S. Army Downrange and the U.S. Army Voices. Pre-ceremony live music, 6:45 p.m.; show, 7-8 p.m., Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

Wednesdays in the Garden, vegetable gardening talks by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. 7-8 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414 or www.library.arlingtonva.us.

Thursday, Aug. 8

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

Second Thursday Art Night: “Animal Instincts,” visit studios and meet artists celebrating the animal kingdom through their work. 6-9 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565.

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

Joe Peck and Friends, with featured artist Mercedes Mill. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Carlyle Music at Twilight concert, features Jason Paul Curtis & Swing Lab performing American songbook, jazz, swing and bossa nova. 7:30-8:30 p.m., John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5592 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Northern Virginia NORML meeting, features Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria). 7:30 p.m., Bailey’s Pub and Grille, 4233 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-868-6766 or nova@vanorml.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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