English as a Second Language, drop-in sessions for all levels: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday; for intermediate levels: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702, Ext. 3.
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 Tom Principato, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.
Seniors cross-stitch circle, kits provided. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
“Anything Goes,” 10th annual board showcase, features artwork by Michele Reday Cook, Susan Amber Gordon, Lesley Hall and others. 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. 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.
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.
Seniors computer instruction, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
Alexandria Restaurant Week, over 50 restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray and the West End offer $35 dinners for two or a $35 pre-fixe three-course meals. 7 p.m. Friday through Sept. 1. To reserve, visit the Web site. 703-746-3301 or www.opentable.com.
Summer Concert Series, features the U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Max Impact. 8 p.m., Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.af.mil.
Alexandria farmers market, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer questions at plant clinic, 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, Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners answer questions at plant clinic, 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 Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners 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, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570 or www.alexandriava.gov.
Arlington History walking tour, option of one to 12 miles; visit Colonial and post-Revolutionary War sites, cemeteries, a Civil War outpost, log cabins, Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, historic springs and more. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club. Bring lunch and water. 9 a.m., Clarendon Metro station, top of the escalator, 3100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $2. 703-243-0179 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Alexandria and the War of 1812: A Town Occupied, discussed by author Carole Herrick, historian Michael Bosworth and curator Helen Wirka; house tours included. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. $10; ages 5-12, $5; registration required. 703-549-2997 or www.carlylehouse.org.
Art material market, artists buy, sell or trade gently used art supplies. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 5 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Friendship Summertime Story Time, for age 6 and older; learn about firefighting 200 years ago. Features a bucket brigade. 11 a.m., Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. $4 per child. 703-746-3891 or www.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.
Bat Fest Arlington, features 6, 6:35, 7:25 and 8:15 p.m talks by Leslie Sturges of the Save Lucy Campaign. This conservation effort for North American bats features habitat walks, games, crafts and more. 6-9 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $7, registration required. 703-228-3403 or www. registration.arlingtonva.us.
Netherlands Carillon concert, features carillonneur Gordon Slater. 6-8 p.m., Netherlands Carillon, Meade Street and Marshall Drive, Arlington. Free. 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.
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.
“Fairy Tales and Favorite Childhood Stories,” works by gallery artists themed on morals and fables that shape our childhood. 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.
Radio Sebastian: You, Me, and the Void,” features an installation, 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., Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 4 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, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565, Ext. 5 or www.torpedofactory.org.
Coffee + Critique + Conversation, discuss your photos with a 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.
Summer Fun Sunday Film, the scheduled feature is “It’s Complicated.” Call for program information. 2 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Chamber Music concert, by Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic; featuring violist Will Hurd and pianist Elizabeth Hill performing works by Bach, Brahms and Hindemith. 3 p.m., The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Donations. 703-746-4994 or www.wmpamusic.org.
Magic show, performed by Cantor the Miraculous. 5 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.
Insect Orchestra campfire, with 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-J). 703-228-4747 or www.registration.arlingtonva.us.
“’Scapes” and “Shapes” exhibits, landscapes and sculptural work by gallery artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday (until 9 p.m. Thursday), noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 2, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Room 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.
Seniors art class, for age 55 and over; artists teach sketching and other mediums. 10 a.m.-noon, Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5556 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.
Seniors retirement community talk, discuss moving to a retirement community. 1 p.m. Monday and 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0555.
Biography book club, a discussion of Maya Angelou’s book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” 7-8 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1743 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
Divine Mercy Cenacle, study of the Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the “Diary of Saint Faustina.” 10 a.m., St. Mary’s Lyceum, 313 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-836-4100.
National Council on Aging program, economic facilitators offer seniors private and personal financial advice. 11:15 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass. Registration required. Call for an appointment, 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.
Del Ray Artisan craft night social, projects on knitting, crocheting, sewing, card-making, jewelry and more. 5-9 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10, registration required. 703-838-4827, www.thedelrayartisans.org or email@example.com.
NOVA Community Chorus rehearsals, for fall performance; no audition required. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Fee for NOVA class credit, $153.25; registration required. 703-845-6097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 55+ Pass. Registration required. 703-228-0955.
CentralSpace Lunchtime Concert, Andrea Pais Duo performs Motown and soul. 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 images of 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.
Figure-drawing workshop, long pose. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $8-$10. 703-836-1468 or www.thedelrayartisans.org.
“Effective Philanthropy” lecture, Diana Tyler of Foundation Management at Arabella Advisors discusses “Effective Philanthropy: A Tailored Discussion for Emerging Philanthropists.” 7-8:30 p.m., George Mason University, Founders Hall, Room 716, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. To reserve by Monday, e-mail GiveArlington.email@example.com. 703-987-0258 or www.givearlington.org.
Author talk, Jide Familoni discusses his book “Losing My Religion.” 7-8 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-1702.
Duncan Library database training, learn how to search databases. 7-8 p.m., James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. Free, registration required. 703-746-1781 or www.alexandria.lib.va.us.
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.
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