Alexandria and Arlington community events, July 25 to Aug. 1, 2013

Thursday, July 25

SummerQuest Reading Program, for all ages through 17; featuring science, music, magic and more. For a complete schedule through Aug. 1, visit the Web site. Alexandria Library, 5005 Duke St. 703-746-1770 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Restaurants & Rhythms Happy Hour Music Series, Dave Chappell performs blues and rock at the Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Arlington Blvd, 5-6:30 p.m. For a complete schedule of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances through Aug. 30, visit the Web site. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“Love Makes a Family” exhibit, photographs by Gigi Kaeser and writings by Peggy Gillespie. 9-11 a.m. and noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450, www.historicchristchurch.org or tknox@ccalex.org.

“Mystery” paintings, by Nihal Kececi. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652 or www.galleryunderground.org.

“What Would Sudek Do?,” photographs by Michael Borek. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Monday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Optical Studies” exhibit, fiber and glass, weavings and optical glass by Ruth Gowell, 2013 Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Balance: Playing With Symmetry,” Kiln Club members exhibit art with altered thrown forms, graceful statuary and balanced or swooping silhouettes. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Senior knitting club, all skill levels; socialize and knit. Bring materials and supplies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.

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

“Dog Days Dog Show,” contemporary and vintage photographs by Kathleen Ewing. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 1, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

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.

Children’s movie time, for ages 6-12. Call for program information. 4-6 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

Zombie double feature, features the films “Fido,” 5-6:30 p.m., and “Warm Bodies,” 6:45-8:30 p.m. Call for more program information. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

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

Carlyle Music at Twilight concert, features the Alexandria Harmonizers. 7:30-8:30 p.m., John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5592 or www.alexandriava.gov.

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. Thursdays, through Aug. 8, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Each class, $12 or $30 for series; 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, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $25-$40. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.

Legally Blonde: The Musical, for age 10 and older; based on the book by Heather Hach. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $15; children, students and seniors, $10. 703-548-1154 or www.encorestage.org.

Friday, July 26

Hitchcock Movie Marathon Friday, the featured film is “North by Northwest.” 2-4 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

Cool Creek Critters, for age 5 and older; explore waterfalls and catch water striders. 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642823-A). 703-228-3403 or http://registration.arlingtonva.us.

IGNITE Young Adult Ministry meeting, for ages 20-30; a “Eucharistic Praise and Worship” in the chapel with a teaching, confession and prayer ministry. A social follows in the Memorial Room. 7:30 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-527-5500, Ext. 13 or avirata@stcharleschurch.org.

Summer Evening Concert Series, 8 p.m. performances feature Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” by the Traveling Players, Friday; vocal group the Tone Rangers, Saturday. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, 8 p.m., Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, the scheduled film is “Fame.” Dusk, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Saturday, July 27

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

Del Ray farmers market, features Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plant clinic answering gardening questions, 8:30-11 a.m., 703-228-6414; produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts and baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon, Del Ray farmers market, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Children and teens book sale, to benefit Arlington Pediatric Center; books, DVDs and magazines. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 2609 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-527-6800 or www.stmarysarlington.org.

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.

Gardening program, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia discuss identifying top insect pests in the landscape and home garden. 10 a.m.-noon, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Friendship Summertime Story Time, for age 6 and older; features a bucket brigade; learn about firefighting 200 years ago. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 and 24, Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. $4 per child. 703-746-3891 or http://cheyenne.alexandriava.gov.

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.

Neighborhood block party, features music by the Praise Band, activity booths, an auction (4-6 p.m.), food (5-7 p.m.) and more. 4-9 p.m., Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. $10; children age 10 and younger, $5. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.

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

Rascally Raccoons campfire, features s’mores, stories and songs. 7-8 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 642853-J). 703-228-3403 or http://registration.arlingtonva.us.

Sunday, July 28

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.

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.

“Fireworks,” exhibit of works with fire themes by gallery members. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Aug. 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-836-1561 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Where in the World?,” works inspired by travel and adventure by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday), through Aug. 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Coffee+Critique+ Conversation, discuss your photos with a Multiple Exposures Gallery member. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Multiple Exposures Gallery, Studio 31, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-2205 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Culinary Arts” film, the scheduled feature is “Julie and Julia.” 2 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Summer Chamber Music Series, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic performs works by Jean Cras, Zoltan Kodaly and Ernst von Dohnanyi. 3 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Donations. 703-799-8229.

Prayer vigil service, of “Hope for Humane Immigration Reform,” followed by a potluck meal and information exchange with elected officials and civic leaders. 5:30 p.m., St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. Free. 703-525-8286 or info@saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Monday, July 29

Madison Senior Chess Club, for age 55 and older; all levels, led by chess master Macon Shibut. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-534-6232.

All-media membership show, works by members of the Art League Gallery. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Creatures in Clay,” Washington Ceramic Guild potters exhibit their animal creations in the form of dishes, sculpture, piggy banks, birdhouses, vases and tiles. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 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.

“Fantasy of the Real,” oil paintings by Jennifer Brewer Stone. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday) noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.torpedofactory.org.

Film screening, the scheduled feature is “We Bought a Zoo.” Call for program information. 6-8 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704.

Tuesday, July 30

“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. Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 3, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. $2. 703-746-4356 or www.alexblackhistory.org.

GoodLife Theater’s “Rainbow Show,” for ages 1-5; performed by Joe Pipik’s Backpack Puppets. 10-11 a.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.

Arts on the Horizon stories and songs, for ages 1-3 and their caregivers. 10:30-11 a.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $5 per child; adults, free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Senior services and benefits seminar, a discussion by facilitators from the National Council on Aging Economic Security Initiative. 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

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

Two-Wheel Tuesdays, features the documentary film “Ride the Divide”; popcorn served. 7-8:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free, reservations required. 703-228-5990 or info@bikearlington.com.

Sunset parade, features the music of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. 7-8 p.m., Iwo Jima Memorial, near Arlington National Cemetery. Free. 202-433-6683 or www.barracks.marines.mil.

Tuesday Lunch Concert, blues by Linwood Taylor. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Freedom Park, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Wednesday, July 31

Seniors chess or canasta games, for age 55 and older. 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with annual 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Mother Goose Caboose Puppet Show, for infants to age 5; performed by Bob Brown Puppets. 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.

CentralSpace Lunchtime Concert, featuring singer-songwriter Stephen Paul Heller. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., CentralSpace, Wilson Boulevard and North Moore Street, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“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. 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.

“Dig those Dinos,” for ages 6-12; songs, stories and poems by storyteller Gary Lloyd. 3:30 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705.

Summerquest Finale, features a movie and treat. Call for program information. 4-4:45 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Science Behind Harry Potter, learn about the world of science and medicine behind J.K. Rowling’s series. Tour included. 6-9 p.m., Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $6. 703-746-3852 or http://apps.alexandriava.gov.

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. Free. 703-228-6414 or http:// library.arlingtonva.us.

Thursday, Aug. 1

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

“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.

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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