Ceramic serving pieces by David Cowdrill.
Ceramic serving pieces by David Cowdrill. (David Cowdrill)
Thursday, October 12, 2006

Adventures in 21st-Century China

"China: The 21st Century" continues the travel and adventure film series at the Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., at 8 p.m. Nov. 1.

Tickets are $9, $7 for McLean district residents. For tickets, visit the box office, call 703-573-SEAT or go to . For information, call 703-790-0123 or visit .

Improve Darkroom Skills at Photo Class

A photography class to improve darkroom skills is being offered at Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26-Nov. 16.

The class (registration number 102387-7A) costs $45 for those who live or work in Small District 5 and $65 for nonresidents.

To register, call 703-476-4500 or 800-828-1120 (TTY). For information, call Amanda Morrow at 703-390-6159.

Photographer, Ceramic Artist Host Reception

Photographer David Ernst of Springfield and ceramic artist David Cowdrill of Great Falls will have a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., in Occoquan.

The exhibit runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 4. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call 703-494-0584 or visit .

Classical Vocalists to Bring Works to Life

Amadeus Concerts Inc. of Great Falls brings soprano Jessica Swink, mezzo-soprano Patrice Houston, tenor Israel Lozano and baritone Matthew Osifchin to St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, at 4 p.m. Sunday.

They will perform arias and duets by Bizet, Mozart, Puccini and Verdi.

Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for college students and free to students younger than 18.

A meet-the-artists reception will follow the performances. For information, call 703-759-5334.

-- Compiled by BOB SAMSOT

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