Citrus fruit sale, sponsored by Arlington Host Lions Club. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., daily through Sunday, Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, Lee Highway and North Glebe Road, Arlington. 703-598-8266.
2013 Young at Art,a juried art show for artists 55 and older. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dr. Oswald Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5560.
Solo Artist Preview exhibit, features the 2014 exhibition calendar, which includes works by photographers, collage artists, sculptors and painters. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and next Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday, 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.theartleague.org.
Seniors Intermediate American Sign Language Club, age 55 and older. 10-11 a.m., Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov.
“No Room for Doubt,” features abstract works on wood, canvas and paper by Kristen Hayes. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Jan. 26, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
“Primary Colors” exhibit, works by local artists with no tint or mixed primary colors. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, through Feb. 2. Movie night ($3) features “Primary Colors,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Meal planning panel discussion, about healthy eating and nutritious meals by Holistic Moms and health coaches. 7-9 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 571-451-8273 or www.holisticmomsarlalex.com.
Author talk with “Sisters in Crime,” mystery authors Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, Tracy Kiely, G.M. Malliet, Sandra Parshall and Lane Stone discuss their novels. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Civil War Ball dance classes, in preparation for the Civil War Ball on Jan. 25. Learn the waltz, polka and more. 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.
“Bang the Drum Slowly,” performance by American Century Theater about how the terminal illness of a teammate affects a baseball team. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 1, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $32-$40. 703-998-4555 or www.americancentury.org.
“Gypsy,” the popular play about an overbearing stage mom who pressures her daughters to succeed in show business. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, through Jan. 26, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $35-$90. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.
Alexandria thrift shop, features clothes, housewares, kitchen appliances, paintings, books and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday-Saturday, the Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6166.
Lee Center walkers trip, travel by van to Capitol Hill in the District. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
Introduction to MS Word 2010, learn how to create and format documents. 10-11:30 a.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-746-1704, Ext. 3 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Chinquapin Park family fun night, swim, exercise, play racquetball and more. 6-8 p.m., Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St., Alexandria. $8; Alexandria residents, $4. 703-746-5435.
“The Little Mermaid Jr.,” ages 4 and older; Encore Stage & Studio performs the story of Ariel, the mermaid princess who wishes to live in the world above. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10-$12. 703-548-1154 or www.encorestage.org.
“The Skulduggery and Strange Show!,” a carnival sideshow by Shocked and Amazed featuring Donny Vomit, the dapper host of Coney Island’s Sideshow by the Seashore. 9 p.m., Artisphere, Black Box Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $18; $15 in advance. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
Alexandria farmers market, 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.
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 www.alexandriava.gov.
Arlington farmers market, produce, cheese, pasta, buffalo meat, flowers and more. 9 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street. 703-228-3327 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.
Children’s Theater Festival, features theater, music, dance performances and storytelling. 11 a.m., Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Adults, $15; children 5-13, $10; age 4 and younger, free. 703-548-3092, www.teatrodelaluna.org or email@example.com.
“Season’s Greetings from Arlington” exhibit, features Christmas cards and ornaments from 1920-1940; ends Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Rd. Free. 703-892-4204 or www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.
Frances Gallardo: “Meteorology” exhibit, features large-scale cut-paper installations, sculpture and conceptual performance art. Opening and performance, 2-4 p.m. Saturday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday,) through March 2. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 or www.torpedofactory.org.
“Mouse in House,” a performance for children adapted from the book “The Mouse of Amherst” by Elizabeth Spires. An unlikely friendship blossoms between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson. 2 p.m., Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $15; $10, children. 703-933-1111, www.janefranklin.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying squirrel lore and more, learn about these nocturnal acrobats. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 622954-D). 703-228-6535 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.
The Trickster, a multidisciplinary work in collaboration with percussionist Tom Teasley presented by Jane Franklin Dance. 7 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 25, Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $20. 703-933-1111, www.janefranklin.com or email@example.com.
Meklit Hadero in concert, the singer/songwriter performs jazz, soul, hip-hop, art-rock and folk music. 8 p.m., Artisphere, Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $18. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.
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 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.
Figure-drawing workshop, gesture. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Community 5K & 1K Fun Run/Walk on a USATF certified course. This 5K chip-timed and stroller-friendly race benefits Alive. Bring a nonperishable food item. Sponsored by Agudas Achim Congregation. 10 a.m., near the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. $20; race day, $35; registration required. 703-998-6460 or prracing.racebx.com .
“Winter White” exhibit, works in contrast with stark white against colorful backgrounds and vivid hues splashed on crisp porcelain by the Washington Ceramic Guild. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Feb. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Firebuilding for Women program, age 14 and older. Learn to start, feed, poke and put out fires. Bring a bag lunch; hot chocolate provided. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 622844-F). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.
From Board Game to Book, a workshop on creating a handbound notebook or art journal using a board game as the cover, led by Stacy Rausch. Noon-4 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $48-$53, registration required. 703-838-4827 or www.calendar.thedelrayartisans.org.
NAMI support group, for parents of children, teens, young adults with psychiatric issues. 1-2:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. Free. 703-862-9588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Spies and Explorers, age 5 and older. Learn how naturalists discover the secrets of nature. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 622854-O). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.
Winter warmer teas, features historic guest Dolley Madison. Learn about special blends of tea and period-inspired sweets and get a tour. 3-4:30 p.m., Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $35, reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.
“The Busy World is Hushed,” a staged reading performance of Keith Bunin’s play. 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Donations welcome. 703-522-1600.
Arlington County’s 45th annual MLK Tribute, features civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, music, dance and spoken-word performances honoring Martin Luther King’s legacy. 7-9 p.m., Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-3329.
Chamber Ensemble Program: Master Class, performs works by Reger, Brahms, Beethoven and Khachaturian. 7 p.m. Sundays, the Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-642-8051 or www.aypo.org.
Focus Music concert, features folk singer-songwriter Joe Crookston with vocalist Tiffany Thompson. 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $15-$18. 703-380-3151 or www.focusmusic.org.
“Surprises” exhibit, sculptures by Pamela Soldwedel and photographs by Richard D. Barrett. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays (closed Monday), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 1, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652, www.galleryunderground.org or email@example.com.
Gallery Members Show, features sculpture, glass, ceramics, watercolor and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays (closed Monday), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, through Jan. 31, Gallery Underground, Main Gallery, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652, www.galleryunderground.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Meeting,” performance by Pin Points Theatre about what might have happened had Malcolm X and Martin Luther King met. 12:30 p.m., Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Dr., Alexandria. Adults, $10; students, $5. 703-998-6460, www.agudasachim-va.org. or www.eventbrite.com .
Environmental work for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, plant pines, remove invasive plants or do trail work. 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-3403.
Historic industrial design, author Michael Mark Ludlow discusses “19th-century conspicuous consumption: Artistic examples of Alexandria’s unique cast iron downspouts.” 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.
Seniors beginning cardio boxing, 9 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 16 sessions; $80 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
“The Marshall House Incident,” Civil War exhibit featuring the star from a flag flown over the Marshall House, items from the Mary Custis Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy and other objects. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4848.
Seniors emergency preparedness, discussed by Debbie Powers of the Office of Emergency Management. 10 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
Yoga classes for seniors, traditional Hatha yoga, 10 a.m.; gentle Hatha yoga, 11:15 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Seven sessions, $28 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4403.
Jane Franklin: “Forty +,” dancers over age 40 perform new works by guest choreographers. 10:30 a.m., Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $5. 703-933-1111, www.janefranklin.com or email@example.com.
Seniors pilates classes, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 703-228-5310; and 10 a.m. Jan. 24, Arlington Mill Senior Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., 703-228-7369. Seven sessions, $31.50 with 55+ Pass. Registration required.
Jane Franklin Dance class, learn dance techniques, standing stretches and rhythmic patterns. 2 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
Zumba cardio dance class, for seniors. 2:15 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Eight sessions, $36 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
“New Year, New Recipes,” for caregivers and their children. Master Food volunteers give a demonstration on healthy eating. 3-4 p.m., Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Rd., Arlington. Free, registration required. 703-228-5260.
Author talk, Ida Jones discusses her book, “Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D.C.” 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Craft night, learn to knit, crochet or sew. Bring supplies. 7-8 p.m., Kate Waller Barrett Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1703.
Spouses of ill or disabled people, Well Spouse Association offers support to husbands, wives or other partners of people with a chronic illness or disability. Third Tuesday of each month. 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free. 202-656-9166, www.wellspouse.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditation and Buddhism introductory class, “A New You,” led by Buddhist teacher Chris Jamison. Includes teaching, guided meditation and a question-and-answer session. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Arlington Branch, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N. Vermont St. $10. 202-986-2257 or www.meditation-dc.org.
National Chamber Players concert, with special guest artist Nurit Bar Josef. Performance of Paganini’s Duet for violin and bassoon, Igor Frolov’s Divertimento for two violins and piano, and Mozart’s Quintet in A Major for clarinet and strings. 7:30 p.m., Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School, 3800 W Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. 703-933-4135 or www.episcopalhighschool.org.
Walking club trip, travel by van to Mason District Park in Annandale. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. 703-228-4403.
AARP tax preparation, age 60 and older; for low- and moderate-income taxpayers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, through April 15, Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5533 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Seniors “Let’s Get Fit” program, age 55 and older, features dance and sculpting. 10 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 16 sessions, $64 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-7529.
Post-partum support group, for women with depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Virginia Hospital Center, Women & Infant Health Lobby, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-829-7152 or e-mail email@example.com.
Yoga for seniors, traditional Hatha yoga, 10:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 15 sessions, $82.50 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
Seniors book talk, discuss Clayborne Carson’s book “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.” 11 a.m., Arlington Mill Senior Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7369.
CSA: Forty Years of Community Sourced Art, features public artwork at site-specific outdoor sculpture and indoor installations by regional artists. Opens, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday; show, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through April 13. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25. 1-7 p.m., Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.
Figure-drawing workshop, short and long pose. 2-5 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10-$12. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
Precious metals: “Gold,” ages 8-12; learn how gold is used in coins and jewelry. 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $12, registration required (program No. 622824-G). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.
“The ABCDs of Medicare,” for City of Alexandria and Arlington County residents who are newly eligible for Medicare, or a caregiver of a Medicare beneficiary. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Arlington County Department of Human Services, Sequoia Plaza, 2100 Washington Blvd. Free, registration required. 703-228-1700.
Author talk, NOVA professor Nathan Leslie will speak about publishing and will read from his forthcoming collection, “Sibs.” 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Arlington-Aachen High School Exchange, for students, teachers, parents and community members. An informational meeting on the July trip. 7:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-270-9065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, about the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 16, Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. $15-$75. 866-811-4111 or www.synetictheater.org.
Citrus sale for charities, also features Vermont maple syrup and pecans, sponsored by the 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., Arlington. 703-528-1130 or email@example.com.
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.
Faith, Food and Fellowship, features a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort and a message by Pastor Gene Thomas; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and a slide presentation by Tom Fonseca, chairman of the Arlington Commission on long-term care, 1-1:40 p.m., Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.
Figure-drawing workshop, long pose. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $10-$12. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
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