Rose Hill Community Calendar

May - June 2004

Items for the calendar must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Public, school and church events only.

Around Rose Hill, Franconia and Northern Virginia

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm, Doggie Happy Hour. Meet two- and four-legged friends in the courtyard of the Holiday Inn Select, 480 King St. Eats, treats and drinks for all from April through October. www.doggiehappyhour.com or 703.549.6080.
  • April 1-June 27. . "Crazy For You." The all-Gershwin musical, winner of three Tony Awards, at West End Dinner Theater, 4615 Duke St. Dinner at 6 with show at 8 pm, Tues-Sun., lunch at noon with show at 2 pm Sun. and selected Wed. Tickets $35-$43 at www.wedt.com or 703.370.2500.
  • April-August 2004. ‘A Century of Just Women: Alexandria’s African American Women.’ Fifteen women, including current City Councilmember Joyce Woodson, are featured in this exhibit at the Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St. Open 10 am - 4 pm. Free! www.alexblackhistory.org or 703.838.4356.
  • April-October 2004. George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate begins its expanded summer hours, 8 am – 5 pm daily through August, with a variety of tours through October. South end of George Washington Memorial Parkway. www.mountvernon.org or 703.780.2000.
  • Slave Life—A 30-minute guided walking at 10 am, noon, 2 and 4 pm.
  • Garden & Landscape—A 30-minute guided walking tour at 11 am, 1, and 3 pm.
  • Tribute at the Tomb—Public wreath-laying ceremony at 10 am.
  • April-October 2004. Weekenders at Gunston Hall. Special tours are offered at noon, 1:30 and 3 pm. www.gunstonhall.org or 703.550.9220.
  • Slave Life Tours—Includes costumed interpreters and samplings of food. First Sunday of the month.
  • World of Women—Second Sunday of the month.
  • Farmyard Tours—Meet rare historic breeds - the most popular residents at the plantation. Third Saturday of the month.
  • Hidden Landscapes—Learn about George Mason’s plantation garden and the landscapes of early America. Fourth Saturday of the month.
  • April-November. Lantern Tours. The seasonal return of these popular candlelight tours, offered Friday nights, focusing on tavern life in the 18th century. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. $5, $2 for ages 11-17, free for 10 and under. Call to confirm. www.gadsbystavern.org 703.838.4242.
  • May. May at Potomac Craftsmen. The fiber gallery has "Arches and Arabesques," with geometrics, alphabets and more, through May 9 and "Mother Nature," featuring natural fibers & dyes, through May 11-June 13. Studio 18 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free admission! www.potomaccraftsmenfibergallery.com or 703.548.0935.
  • May 1-June 26. "Sleeping Beauty." The fairy tale comes to life for children at 2 pm Saturdays at West End Dinner Theater, 4615 Duke St. Tickets $9. www.wedt.com or 703.370.2500.
  • May 1-June 27. "Crazy For You." The all-Gershwin musical, winner of three Tony Awards, at West End Dinner Theater, 4615 Duke St. Dinner at 6 with show at 8 pm Tues-Sun., lunch at noon with show at 2 pm Sun. and selected Wed. Tickets $35-$43 at www.wedt.com or 703.370.2500.
  • May-November. Time Travelers 2004. Get your Passport stamped at six or more participating historic sites in the state and earn a certificate. Participating Alexandria sites include Carlyle House, Fort Ward and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. For grades K-12. www.timetravelers.org.
  • June-August. Gadsby’s Tavern Through the Legion Years. This exhibit looks at Gadsby’s Tavern when it was owned by the American Legion (1927-1972) and the organization’s campaign to restore the historic tavern. Open 10 am-5 pm Tues.-Sat., 1-5 pm Sun. Admission $4, free with military ID. www.GadsbysTavern.org or 703.838.4242.
  • June-August. Pope-Leighey House During World War II. Tour the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in this area and learn how World War II affected both the construction of the house and its inhabitants. Located on the grounds of Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Highway. Tours 10 am-5 pm daily. Admission $7.50, $3 for children. www.popeleighey1940.org or 703.780.4000.
  • June-August. Alexandria at War, 1941-1945. The opening of this exhibit commemorating the Alexandria homefront during World War II. Artifacts include items from the local Red Cross and U.S. Navel Torpedo Station. At the Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Free! www.alexandriahistory.org or 703.838.4994.
  • June- September 6. Mount Vernon Salutes WWII Veterans. A special ceremony saluting all veterans, especially those from World War II, takes place daily at 2 pm at George Washington’s tomb. The estate is also the home of the Purple Heart Memorial in honor of the award created by Washington in 1782.
  • June 2. Martha Washington’s Birthday. Anyone named Martha or whose birthday is June 2 will be admitted free to the estate plus children can participate in scavenger hunt. Opens at 8 am daily through August with a variety of tours through October. South end of George Washington Memorial Parkway. www.mountvernon.org or 703.780.2000.
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Noon In June Concerts. Prominent organists from the metro area give 30-minute concerts at noon at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. Admission by donation to benefit working-poor families in the community. A ‘Bach’s Lunch’ is available at 11:30 and 12:30. www.opmh.org or 703.549.6670.
  • June 3. First Thursday. This popular Del Ray celebration continues this summer, with shops open late, special events for the family and restaurants specials from 6 to 9 pm along Mount Vernon Avenue. This month’s theme: Summer is Here. For information, call 703.683.4800.
  • June 3 and 10. Civil War Dance Classes. In preparation for the June 12 Civil War Ball, learn the proper dances. 7:30-9:30 pm at Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St. $40 for series or $12 per class. Reservations recommended; singles welcome. www.gadsbystavern.org 703.838.4242.
  • June 5. National Trails Day. This 15-mile, guided bike tour celebrates the Alexandria Heritage Trail. Leaves from George Washington Masonic National Memorial parking lot at 10 am. Sponsored by Alexandria Archaeology. Free but reservations and helmets required. 703.838.4399.
  • June 5. Civil War Camp Day. Living history program featuring Union and Confederate reenactors and civilian interpreters. This late-war event features camp scenes, children’s games, period music, vignettes, firing demos and tours of the fort. Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road. 10 am-5 pm. www.fortward.org 703.838.4848.
  • June 5-26. "Lend Me a Tenor." Ken Ludwig’s comedy, set in 1930s Cleveland with opera as a backdrop, is presented at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Performances at 8 pm Wed.-Sat., 3 pm Sun. Tickets $13-16. www.thelittletheatre.com or 703.683.0496.
  • June 6. Ice Cream Social. Live entertainment plus lots of ice cream from 2 to 4 pm in King Street Gardens near King Street Metro. $2 per person. 703.838.4343.
  • June 12. Civil War Ball. Historic Gadsby’s Tavern, 134 N. Royal St., recreates a Civil War ball with live music, dances and period refreshments. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the door. www.gadsbystavern.org or 703.838.4242.
  • June 13. Arlandria-Chirilagua Festival. The annual festival celebrating Alexandria’s Latino community includes music, paintings and crafts, and food vendors. Noon-7 pm at Four Mile Run Park, 3700 Commonwealth Ave. Free! 703.838.4844 or 703.883.4686.
  • June 13 and 20. Tour & Tea at Woodlawn. Learn about early 19th-century tea customs while enjoying period treats and a special blend of tea at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Hwy., Mount Vernon. Seatings at noon and 2 pm. Tickets $25 for tea and tour of Woodlawn; $30 for tea plus tours of Woodlawn and the Pope-Leighey House. www.woodlawn1805.org or 703.780.4000.
  • June 14. Flag Day at Mount Vernon. The estate’s Bowling Green is the site of a special Immigration & Naturalization Ceremony, in which 100 will receive U.S. citizenship. Regular admission applies to general public. Opens at 8 am daily through August with a variety of tours through October. South end of George Washington Memorial Parkway. www.mountvernon.org or 703.780.2000.
  • June 16. Story-Telling. A Likely Story, at 1555 King St., has story telling at 3:30 pm. Free! www.alikelystorybooks.com or 703.836.2498.
  • June 18-20. Annual Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival. Jazz, rock & roll and oldies, visiting tall ships, living history exhibits, children’s events, arts & crafts, and concession stands. Oronoco Bay Park, Union and Madison streets. 6-11 pm Friday; 10 am-11 pm Saturday; 10 am-7 pm Sunday. $ www.waterfrontfestival.org or 703.549.8300.
  • June 19. 11th Anniversary Juneteenth Celebration. Music and other entertainment, food and exhibits at Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 900 Wythe St. 1-6 pm. Free! 703.838.4356.
  • June 19. Marine Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra performs classical and popular selections at 7:30 pm at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall. Free! www.schlesingercenter.com or 202.433.4011.
  • June 20. Father’s Day Tours. Dad gets into Gadsby’s Tavern Museum free of charge on his special day. Learn about the social and cultural life in the early days of Alexandria at this tavern where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson entertained. 10 am-5 pm, 134 N. Royal St. Regular admission $4, $2 ages 11-17. www.gadsbystavern.org or 703.838.4242.
  • June 20. Father’s Day at Lee-Fendall. Fathers and grandfathers are invited for a free tour of the Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St., when their families accompany them. Tours offered at 1, 2, 3 pm. Regular admission $4. www.leefendallhouse.org or 703.548.1789.
  • June 21. Supper Under The Stars. Casablanca Restaurant provides the food and live entertainment for this picnic in King Street Gardens. 6:30-8:30 pm. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. 703.838.4343.
  • June 21-25. Civil War Kids’ Camp. Boys and girls learn about life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. www.fortward.org. Cost is $200 and registration required. Call 703.838.4848.
  • June 26-30. Tour of World War 2-Era LST-325 Ship Memorial. This ship, used to land battle-ready tanks, troops, and supplies directly on enemy shores, was part of the invasion force at Normandy on D-Day. It is open for tours, 10 am-4 pm at Robinson Terminal, near corner of Oronoco and Union streets. Admission $10, $5 for children. www.LSTMemorial.org or 703.838.5005.
  • June 29. Hands-On History Tent. Children and their parents explores the 18th century from 10 am-12:30 pm at Carlyle House, 121 N. Fairfax St. Free! www.carlylehouse.org or 703.549.2997.

John Marshall Library

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm. Personalized Internet Training. Learn how to use the Web, or increase your skills. Call for an appointment. Adults.
  • Thursdays in June, 7:00 pm. Practice Your English. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults.
  • Friday, May 21, 12:00 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring a lunch and hear great stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, June 2, 10:30 am. Summer is Almost Here! Summertime stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult.
  • Friday, June 4 and 11, 12:00 pm. Lunch Bunch. Bring your lunch and join us for stories. Age birth-5 with adult.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 7:15 pm. Book Discussion Group. Adults. No registration is required.
  • Saturday, June 19, 2:30 pm. The Noise Guy. Hilarious stories told with amazing sound effects. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12.
  • Thursday, June 24, 2:30 pm. Reptile World. Meet a variety of live, large, colorful and gentle reptiles from all over the world. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12.
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2:30 pm. Magician Joe Romano. Popular books brought to life through the art of illusion. Sponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12.

Huntly Meadows Park

The Visitor Center is open 9am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday. On June weekends the Visitor Center is open 9am-5pm. On July and August weekends the Visitor Center is open 9am-1pm. The Visitor Center is closed Tuesday. Grounds open dawn to dusk.

  • June 5, 7-9:30am. Summer Birds and Bagels. (Adults) Explore the woodland and wetland to observe summer bird life. Following the walk, cool off and enjoy juice and bagels at the Visitor Center. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot. Binoculars and field guides recommended. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $5
  • June 6 7-10am. Birding for Beginners—Optics and Field Guides. (Adults), Interested in birding? We can get you started! Learn about the birds in the park and some basic identification skills. Program begins with a discussion of field guides and optics. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE
  • June 12, 9-10:30am. Wetland Plant Walk. (Adults) Take a walk to learn about common wetland plants and search for the animals that use them. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE
  • June 18, 7-9:30pm. Café Cattail. Welcome to Huntley Meadows’ very own coffeehouse! Enjoy a relaxing evening applauding our community’s talents. Musicians, dancers and poets are encouraged to share their arts with a nature theme. Reservations required for performers only. Sponsored by FOHMP. FREE
  • June 19, 1-2:30pm. Welcome to Huntley Meadows. Take an introductory walk with a naturalist and observe the seasonal highlights of the park. Appropriate for families with children 5 yrs. and up. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE
  • June 21, 3:15-4:30pm. Young Explorers—Cicada Cycles. (6-8 yrs.) Through indoor and outdoor activities learn about the life cycle of this most amazing, infrequent, noisy visitor, the cicada. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $3
  • June 22, 7:30-8:30pm. Lecture: Periodical Cicadas—Return of Brood X. (Adults) They are back! After spending 17 years underground sucking on roots, the "brood 10" teenagers have become adults. This summer we will have millions of males singing loudly to attract mates. Join entomologist Dr. Dexter Hinckley for a slide show about this insect phenomenon. FREE to FOHMP members and Huntley Meadows’ volunteers. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. $3
  • June 23, 9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30am. Nature Detectives—Cicada Cycles. (3-5 yrs.) Through discussion, craft and a story learn about the life cycle of this most amazing, infrequent, noisy visitor, the cicada. Reservations required. $5
  • June 24, 9:30-10:15am or 10:45-11:30am. Nature Detectives—Cicada Cycles (see 6/23).
  • June 26, 8-10pm. Summer Stroll. (Adults) Glittering fireflies, gnawing beavers and a parade of raccoons. Huntley Meadows Park never sleeps! Learn about Huntley’s night life through a short lecture and a walk to the wetland. Sponsored by FOHMP. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. $2
  • June 27, 9-11:30am. Dragonflies. (Adults) Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of Huntley’s many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE
  • 1-2:30pm. Sssnakes! (Families) Through discussion and a walk learn about some of Huntley’s scaly inhabitants. Appropriate for families; children must be six years or older. Reservations required. Canceled if rain. FREE

Edison High School

  • May 24. SOLs
  • May 25. English Awards
  • May 26. WAT Employer Appreciation Reception, SOLs, Spring Piano Recitals
  • May 27. COE breakfast, SOL make-ups, Band Banquet, Spring Chorus Recital
  • May 28. SOL make-ups
  • May 29. Senior Class Car Wash
  • May 31. Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 2. IB Banquet
  • June 3. Academy Awards
  • June 4. CPP Reception, Rose Hill Elementary play
  • June 5. Saturday School, Key Club Car Wash, SGA Spring Carnival, Rose Hill Elementary play
  • June 6. Junior Class Car Wash
  • June 7. Forensics Debate dinner
  • June 8. EHS\Twain Spring Orchestra Concert
  • June 9. Spring Sports Awards
  • June 12. Academy Flea Market, Saturday School, Spring Choir Picnic (Pohick Regional Park), Band Car Wash
  • June 15. Honors Convocation, Key Club Reception (LH)
  • June 16. Mentoring Lunch
  • June 17. Graduation (Fennell Field) reception to follow café or small gym, ANG Party at Lee District Park
  • June 18. Last Day of School
  • June 21. Class of ’64 Reunion Meeting
  • June 23. SAT Summer camp

Mark Twain Middle School

  • May 18. English 8 SOL
  • May 19. Civics 8 SOL
  • May 20. History 7 SOL
  • May 25. Mathematics 8 SOL
  • May 26. Science 8 SOL
  • May 27. Algebra 1 and Geometry SOL
  • May 31. Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 3, 7:00 pm. Choral Spring Concert in the Mark Twain Cafetorium
  • June 11. Graduation On or After This Date
  • June 11, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Annual 8th Grade Dance—It’s Mardigras Magic!
  • June 18. Last Day of School

Rose Hill Elementary School

An ‘undersea’ adventure for the whole family, join The Rose Hill Players as they present:

"The Little Mermaid"

June 4 & 5 at Edison High School, 7 pm
Tickets: Child $2  Adult $4  Family $12

Fun for All

Family Volleyball
Lee District Park
Thursdays 6–8 pm, May through September
All Ages Welcome

703-971-0755
David and Linda Nichols

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