Upcoming Events


May 16
Bike to Work Day Hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts across the area will abandon their cars for one day on Friday, May 16 and commute by bicycle on the annual Bike To Work Day, sponsored by Commuter Connections, the Washington Area Bicycle Association and other ecofriendly organizations. This event has grown through the years, and is expected to attract thousands, said Jerry King, the president of BikeWalk Alexandria. Over time, weve gotten more and more participants, King said. Weve certainly gained support each year. Cyclists are organizing at 26 pit stops around the area, where cyclists gather in caravans for the trek towards DC. A big rally is planned at Market Square in Old Town where theyll be joined by hundreds of other bicyclists as well as city officials and sponsors handing out refreshments and freebies from 6:30 to 8:30. Whole Foods will be there along with St. Elmos Coffee Pub, Crystal Ride, City Bikes, Local Motion and the Potomac Peddlars. WABA has 7,000 tee shirts to distribute, but they rcommend signing up for the free event on their website www.WABA.org.

If youre going
Bike To Work Day
Friday, May 16
6:30 8:30 a.m.

May 17
Restoration Carpenter David Gibney will host two hands-on workshops at 220 N.Washington Street in Old Town, Repairing Historic Windows, 10 a.m. to noon, and Managing your Historic Porches, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration required. $15 per session. Call 703-838-4554.

The Alexandria American Legion Baseball Team will hold tryouts on Sat. May 17 and Sun. May 18 at 6:00 pm at the Cora Kelly School, Four Mile Run. Rain dates May 24/25. Call Bob DeLelle at 703-971-5645.

Sporting Art And Decorative Objects, a large collection of American and international gold and silver coins, a 17th century French Aubusson tapestry and inventory from the former Buffalo Gallery in Old Town Alexandria are among the items featured in The Potomack Companys Spring Catalogue Auction on May 17 at its Old Town gallery. The Buffalo Gallery opened in 1989 on Fairfax Street in Old Town under the direction of the late Pamela Cragun-King as a special showplace for Native American arts and artists. Mrs. Cragun-King was an avid supporter of Native American artists and worked with Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell to help pass the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 prohibiting false representation in the marketing of Native American arts and crafts. In addition, her husband, attorney John Cragun, took the cause of Native Americans to the Supreme Court with a ruling in favor of compensation to the Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin for lands seized by the United States government. Hundreds of Native American pottery pieces, paintings and bronzes from her gallery will be sold. The Potomack Company is located at 526 North Fayette Street in Old Town. Items from this sale will be available for viewing on the companys website at www.potomackcompany.com. Call 703-684-4550.

May 18
Alexandrias 18th-Century Heritage Comes to Life on Sunday Afternoons Along The Waterfront. Enjoy historyinspired performances on the docks by the Torpedo Factory. Meet and greet people from the past as students from McLean High Schools Project Enlightenment portray early Alexandria residents and travelers near the Waterfront and along lower King Street. Free. Noon to 5 p.m.

Now thru June 15
The Athenaeum Features Rackets And Remedies, an exhibit by local artist Laurel Hausler inspired by the historic Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. This exhibition is part of The Old Town Medicine Show, a series of free public programs and events in May and June that explore 19th century medicine. Exhibit open through June 15. Free. Gallery open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Call 703-548-0035.

Now thru Sept. 8
Former Delegate And living legend  Marian Van landingham A new photography exhibition Living Legends of Alexandria celebrates individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the quality of life in Alexandria. Living Legends of Alexandria features photographs of 48 nominees by Nina Tisara with information about their contributions by Christa Watters. Open through Sept. 8 at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Call 703-838-4994.