Alexandria/Arlington community events, Oct. 24 to 31, 2013

Thursday, Oct. 24

“Black & White: Dark & Light,” works of “shine and shade” by Kiln Club artists. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Del-Ray-geous,” art exhibit curated by Dawn Wyse Hurto and Lesley Hall. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.thedelrayartisans.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, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Through next Thursday. 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

“Portent” exhibit, works that come to terms with, reflect or represent the magnitude of natural events. Opens, noon-4 p.m. Thursday; show continues, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 8. Opening reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

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., and members of the Financial Crimes Unit of the Arlington County Police Department discuss “Scams and Scoundrels,” 1-1:40 p.m., Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or www.morefaith.org.

Burke Branch Friends’ book sale, books, DVDs and CDs. 1:15-8:45 p.m. Thursday, 10:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, 10:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Saturday, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-1704 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Barrett Branch Halloween programs, Story time for age 3 and older, 4-4:45 p.m. Thursday; Read, Sing and Play Baby for infants to 11 months, 4-5 p.m. Monday; Mother Goose Time for ages 12-23 months, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Tuesday; Stories to Grow on for age 2 and older, 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesday; Trick or Treat, 3-6 p.m. next Thursday. Kate Waller Barrett Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1703 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

“Lovesong” photographs, by Westen Muntain. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday; show, 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Artisphere, Mezzanine Gallery, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

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

Ask the Expert Lecture, orthopedic surgeon Nigel Azer discusses “Advances in Knee Replacement.” 7-8 p.m., Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 855-694-6682 or www.inova.org.

Hair Ball dance classes, learn 18th-century country dancing in preparation for the Nov. 16 ball. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 and 14, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Each class, $12 or $30 for series; reservations required. 703-746-4242 or www. shop.alexandriava.gov.

“Gee’s Bend,” three women in Alabama use quilting as a way to deal with events occurring around them, including the civil rights movement and family issues. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 3, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25-$55. 800-494-8497 or www.metrostage.org.

An Evening in the Heart of Alexandria, registration deadline is Thursday for an award ceremony to honor volunteers, a reception and silent auction Friday. 6-8:30 p.m., American Legion Post 24, Ballroom, 400 Cameron St., Alexandria. $60; $100 for two. 703-836-2176 or www.volunteeralexandria.org.

Friday, Oct. 25

Fast Forwards walking group, age 55 and older. 8 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

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 the C&O Canal in Maryland. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $4 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.

Meet the candidates, forum for the Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates from districts 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49 to discuss aging issues. 10-11:30 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700, www.arlingtonva.us or arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Seniors Halloween costume luncheon, features entertainment by the Merrymakers. Noon, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $6, with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

Kids Survival Skills: Cordage, for ages 9-14, 4-5 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $7, registration required (program No. 612923-F). 703-228-6535 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

A Toast to Fall, features juried artists and student artwork exhibits, wine, craft beers and hors d’oeuvres. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $35. 703-941-8810 or www.phillipsprograms.org.

Ghost and graveyard Halloween tour, tales and tours every 15 minutes at haunted locations including Candi’s Candies and Christ Church. Part of the proceeds benefit the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. 6:30-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, meet at King and Fairfax streets, Alexandria. $15; ages 7-17, $7; reservations requested. 703-519-1749 or www.alexcolonialtours.com.

Ghosts and folklore of Alexandria, discussed by Betty Ward of Footsteps to the Past and author Michael Lee Pope. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. $10. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

“Putting on Britches,” a play from Colombia by Piedad Bonnett, in Spanish with live English dubbing. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Gunston Arts Center Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $30-$35. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Saturday, Oct. 26

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.

Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, a 1.5K, 3.5K or 5K run or walk to benefit the Alexandria Breast Cancer Walk Fund. 8-10 a.m., U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. $15-$40; registration required. 855-694-6682 or www.secure.alexandriava.gov.

Arlington farmers market, 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.

“Bountiful Bargains Bazaar,” clothes, books, furniture, electronics, sporting goods and more plus a chili lunch. 8 a.m.-noon, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-527-3934 or www.mountolivetum.org.

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.

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.

Annual church bazaar, jewelry, books, Christmas gifts, housewares, collectibles, toys, baked goods and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 S. Grant St., Arlington. Free. 703-892-5185.

Trick or Treat with the “Boo-tiques,” for all ages. Visit the Web site for participating stores. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Free. or www.oldtownboutiquedistrict.com.

Energy Journey Game, play in a life-size energy board game. 1-4 p.m., Gunston Middle School, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4797 or www.freshaireva.us/energyhunt.

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.

Potomac Harmony Chorus “Harmony Canteen,” features barbershop and big band music. 3 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10-$15. 703-764-3896, www.potomacharmony.org or tickets@potomacharmony.org.

Campfire: “Wildlife Folktales,” s’mores, stories and games. 6-7 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612853-D). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema, classical dance performances by the Indian Dance Educators Association. 6 p.m., Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $12. 703-875-1100 or www.artisphere.com.

John Carlyle Reenactment Funeral, death and mourning program, funeral reenactment and ghost tours (every 15 minutes with last tour at 8 p.m.). 6:15-9:30 p.m., Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-683-3451, reservations required. Program, $5; funeral, $10; tour, $15. 703-549-2997 or www.carlylehouse.org.

“Not So Silent Cinema,” the classic “Nosferatu,” with live musical accompaniment. 8 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. 703-875-1100.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Four Mile Run farmers and artisan market, produce, beef, desserts, herbs, cheese and crafts. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; concert by the Scrub Pines, 10 a.m.-noon, 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., Columbia Pike farmers market, South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike (Pike Park), Arlington. 703-892-2776 or www.columbiapike.org.

20th annual pumpkin sale, features pumpkins grown in New Mexico, crafts, baked goods, candy, apple crisps, gourds, Indian corn and cornstalks; proceeds benefit Alexandria’s charities. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-370-6555.

“Colors of Autumn,” gallery artists exhibit works in red, brown, yellow and orange. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday), through Nov. 17. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com.

“Disconnect” exhibition, all-media, juried exhibit focused on new technologies and social media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Nov. 3, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 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.multipleexposuresgallery.com.

“Spinoffs” from Original Print Calendars, silkscreens by Laura Weaver Huff. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Printmakers, Studio 325, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1342, www.torpedofactory.org or www.tfpi.org/.

Annual Homecoming Services, with the Rev. Albert P. Jackson, 11 a.m., and the Rev. Jesse Plater of Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, 3 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 909 Queen St., Alexandria. 703-683-1473.

Civil War Sundays exhibits, features an original May 26, 1861, edition of the New-York Tribune, a Peeps diorama illustrating Ellsworth’s death, a TimeTravelers Passport exhibit about the Civil War drummer boy and more. 1-5 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Suite 327, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4399 or alexandriava.gov.

17th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, costume parade, dogs are welcome. 2 p.m., meet at Mount Vernon and Bellefonte avenues, Alexandria. Free. 703-746-3301 or www.visitdelray.com.

Notable Nature, construct a nature journal by recording seeds and nuts — and the critters that eat them. 3-4 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free, registration required (program No. 612953-G). 703-228-6535.

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Concert, works by Beethoven, Respighi, William McDaniel and Christopher Weiss (winner of the 2012 Composition Competition). 7 p.m., Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. $20; 18 and younger, free. 703-751-7606 or www.wmpamusic.org.

Monday, Oct. 28

2013 Young at Art, juried show for artists 55 and older. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dr. Oswald Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5560.

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

“Fresh Out of the Oven,” bakeware creations by Ceramic Guild artists. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Dec. 1, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 or www.torpedofactory.org.

“Onstage,” paintings by Cindi Lewis. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 4, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

“Sacred Earth, Healing Water,” mixed paintings and assemblage by Anne Bouie. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Nov. 11, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6200.

Gallery Underground exhibits, features mixed media by gallery members and “Grass Etchings and Paintings,” by Mary Ott. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 1, Gallery Underground, Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington. Free. 571-483-0652.

Weight-loss support group, Take off Pounds Sensibly. 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $28, annually. 703-228-0555.

Seniors and budgeting, discuss tips for living on a fixed income. 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4403.

Seniors lunchtime yoga, age 55 and older. Noon-1 p.m., Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5554 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Health-care documentary screening, followed by a question-and-answer session with doctors from Steinmetz Medical Associates. 6 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1705 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Alexandria Agenda program, Amanda Borden of the Knowledge is Power Program, David Foster of the Virginia Board of Education, and Ram Uppuluri of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools discuss “School Takeover: What Does It Mean? How Might It Help? Can We Avoid It?.” Reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m.; program, 7:15 p.m., Holiday Inn Eisenhower Metro Hotel, 2460 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria. Dinner, $28-$40; reservations required. 703-548-7089, www.agendaalexandria.com or agendaalexandria@aol.com.

Biography book club, discuss biographies and memoirs. Call for additional information. 7-8:30 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1743 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Superstition and Magic in the Classical World, discussed by historian Lauren Hammersen. 7 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Seniors mall walking program, walk at your own pace. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Ballston Common Mall; meet at food court level, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-558-6859.

Cardio fitness, low-impact aerobics, dance and strength training. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Thursdays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 15 sessions, $60 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

Indoor walking program, 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. 703-228-6300.

Seniors table tennis games, all levels. 10 a.m.-noon, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.

Seniors and memory loss, discussed by Shannon Campanelli of Carelike. 1 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

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.

Zombies Alive, ages 11-18, games, stories and survival tips. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Seniors cellphone workshop, 6 p.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. Call for an appointment, 703-228-0955.

Meditation and Buddhism introduction, “How to Solve Our Human Problems: The Four Noble Truths,” led by Buddhist teacher Chris Jamison. Class 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Walking club trip, travel by van to the Rock Creek Cemetery in D.C. 9:30 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. $4. 703-228-4403.

Seniors and stress, discuss how to neutralize stress using positive emotions. 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-4403.

Origins of Jewish foods, discussed by Mike Bloom. 2 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-5722.

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.

Wild Ones: “Terrific toadstools,” ages 6-10. 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $5, registration required (program No. 612823-O). 703-228-3403 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.

Poe in Alexandria, portrayed by David Keltz, features readings of “The Black Cat,” “The Cask of Amontillado” and more. Program, 8 p.m.; doors open, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 31, The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. $15. 703-746-4994 or www.alexandriava.gov.

Scottish country dancing, for all ages and abilities. 8-10 p.m., Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. $5. 703-746-5560 or www.rscds-greaterdc.org.

“The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Oscar Wilde’s story of a man’s struggle with mortality is given a new spin. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 3, Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. $10-$55. 866-811-4111 or www.synetictheater.org.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Seniors Halloween celebration, a costume contest. 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $2 with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-6300.

Doggie Howl-o-ween costume contest, pets and humans model Halloween costumes, prizes, cocktails and light fare available. Registration, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; contest, 6 p.m., Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. $10. 703-842-2790 or www.jackson20.com.

Halloween at the Athenaeum, hot cider and trick-or-treating. Dusk to 9 p.m., the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

Spooktacular storytime, ages 3-7, Halloween stories, songs and rhymes, with craft-making. Costumes are welcome. 7-7:45 p.m., Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1704 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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