Francis C. Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Road, Alexandria, invites the entire Alexandria community to a Family Literacy Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Highlights include fun family activities, prizes, guest readers from the T.C. Williams High School basketball team and Hammonds Club BILI, storytelling by Debbie Griffin, music by Mr. Skip and more. For more information, contact Family Literacy Night Coordinator Rachel Blumenthal at 703-461-4100 or [email protected].
Bishop Ireton High School is staging the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Cant Take It With You on Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Garwood Whaley Auditorium at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets will be available at the door or can be reserved ahead by calling the box office at 703-212-5166.
Members of Potomac Clay, a group of ceramic artists associated with the Art League School of Alexandria, is presenting a show and sale of functional and sculptural works at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Alexandria. The reception is Friday Nov. 2, from 6-8 p.m. www.potomaclay.com.
Commonwealth Academy in Alexandria will exhibit at the Exceptional Schools for Exceptional Students School Fair at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW, in Copley Hall from 1-4 p.m. More than 15 elementary and high schools from the greater Washington area will showcase the many school choices available to families of children with learning differences and ADHD. To find out more, email [email protected] or call Commonwealth Academy at 703-548-6912.
Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre presents Women in Virginia & Other Favorites.Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tyler Building Auditorium, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. General admission is $10, students/seniors $5, at the door. More information at www.khgdt.org or call 703-413-3811 or e-mail [email protected].
Lee-Fendall House Museum hosts an Autumn Affair featuring Bella Designs, a trunk show of one-of-a kind jewelry creations of Old Town Alexandria jewelry designer Melissa Emerick, owner of Bella Designs. The time will be from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend this event but advance reservations are encouraged. The Lee-Fendall House Museum is located at 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria. For additional information, call 703-548-1789 or email [email protected].
The Alexandria Choral Society opens its 38th season with Missa Gaia, at 4 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria. $15 for Adults, $10 for seniors, and free for those under 18 years of age. The program is a contemporary mass in celebration of the Earth- a brilliant fusion of Brazilian, gospel, classical, and jazz rhythm and harmonies. Missa Gaia is a massive celebration of the world and its interconnectedness. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The box office opens at 3:30 pm.