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Through July 7
Semper Fidelis: How I Met my Father is a mixed-media fine art exhibition which documents Hubbards quest to learn about his father, a US Marine who was killed in Vietnam in 1966. The exhibition combines his work in ceramics, photography and graphic design with USMC reports, letters written by his father in the field and Hubbard own journal entries from Vietnam to tell this story. The exhibition is a statement of personal loss, of the artists coming to know his father and how the effects of war resonate through not just one but several generations.

June 20
Piotr Zielinski guitar recital, Summer Solstice Concert at the Lyceum
Critically praised for effortless grace and masterful control of the instrument, Zielinski will perform works of Scarlatti, Bach, Barrios, Torroba, Rodrigo and Ginastera. His performance will begin at 8 p.m., tickets are $15 for students, $20 for all others.

The Summer Solstice Concert will feature Slovak pianist Monika Mockovčáková and Swedish classical saxophonist Anders Lundegård performing works by Creston, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and McKay. Tickets are $15 in advance online at www.classicalsaxop
honist.com/concert.html
or $15 at the door.

June 21
Civil War Medicine Day at the Lee-Fendall House – Come to the Lee-Fendall House Museum (614 Oronoco St., Alexandria) to learn about the Lee-Fendall Houses time as a Union hospital annex during the Civil War. Costumed interpreters will discuss general medical care, medicine for the wounded in the field, and hospital care. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5. Reservations are not required, and tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Call (703) 548-1789 for further information.

June 24
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is pleased to announce its annual presentation of awards. Each year individuals, community groups, business leaders and local high schools nominate outstanding residents, organizations, and students with physical or sensory disabilities seeking post-secondary education. The awards will be presented at a reception, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Further details on the ceremony will be forthcoming. If you have any questions on the awards, applications, or nomination forms, please contact Mike Hatfield at mike.hatfield@alexandriava.gov or call 703.519.3357, x711.

June 22
Computer Ecycling Event
– Pull that old printer out of the closet, bring the old computer you replaced over the holidays out of the basement, dust off those external floppy drives and bring them in on Sat., June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria..

What Will Be Accepted:  All computer-related items (working or non-working) including speakers, keyboards, printers, and peripherals will be accepted for recycling and should be brought to the site UNBOXED as the recycling center will only receive them unboxed.  Only computer related electronics will be accepted.  Please do not bring cell phones, radios, and other consumer electronics to be recycled. 

Cost:  There will be no charge for recycling basic computer cards, cases, keyboards or peripherals.  However, there will be a $15 charge for each computer monitor (stand alone screen) dropped off to cover recycling costs at the recycling center.  Recycling monitors is encouraged as it helps keep the lead they contain out of the landfills.

For more information go to: www.ecostewardsalliance.org or call 571-323-2386

June 26
Managing for Results In a Downturned Economy workshop – This workshop, sponsored by the Alexandria Small Business Development Center in conjunction with the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the National Harbor Collaborative, is open to Alexandria restaurant and retail businesses and will be from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Lyceum.

There is no charge for this workshop, but space is limited so attendees must register in advance.  Restaurateurs and retailers who wish to register should send an e-mail to pmelton@alexandriasbdc.org. Indicate Willson Workshop in the subject line and include the name of the attendees, business name, address, telephone and e-mail.

July 4
Celebrate Independence at Mount Vernons July 4th event – Historic Mount Vernon will celebrate George Washingtons contribution to Americas freedom on July 4th with its annual event An American Celebration.  The day will feature military reenactments, a musical performance by the National Concert Band of America, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake while supplies last and a visit from the first first couple, General and Mrs. Washington.  All events are included in regular Estate admission: adults, $13.00; children ages 6-11, $6.00; and children under 5 are admitted free.

All day,  General and Mrs. Washington will be on hand to greet and take photographs with visitors.  In the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center, visitors can cool down in the Revolutionary War Theater where snow falls on the audience as Washington is crossing the Delaware River.

At 9:45 a.m, re-enactors from the Maryland Militia will assemble for inspection by General Washington on the Bowling Green, where the Declaration of Independence will be read. At this time, Mount Vernons all-American birthday cake will be offered to visitors (while supplies last). At 10:00 a.m., visitors are encouraged to join the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in a procession to George Washingtons Tomb at 10:00 a.m. for a special wreathlaying ceremony.

The annual Red, White and Blue Concert will take place at 11:00 a.m. on the Bowling Green, featuring patriotic favorites by the Concert Band of America, an 80-member company of retired musicians from each of the United States Armed Services bands. At 1:00 p.m. there will be Revolutionary War military demonstrations by the Maryland Militia take place on the Bowling Green.

To celebrate Washington the farmer, field hands will kick-off the season on Independence Day with wheat-treading demonstrations at the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site.  Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernons horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.  Visitors can witness Washingtons innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated grain from straw.

July 10-August 4
Eva Jacobs Solo Show at The Art League Gallery – Neighborhood Watch,  Eva Jacobs series of oil  paintings celebrating the unique character of downtown Washington, DC will be  featured in The Art League Gallery, July 10 – Aug. 4.  Jacob captures and reintroduces  the ambience of Washington and its iconic neighborhoods through her  distinctive painting style.  Living in the city, I am surrounded at all times by a  lively mix of potential paintings, Jacob said. Historic row houses, old boats  on the Potomac, and vendors on K Street are just a few of the motifs seen in  Jacobs work, familiar sights made compelling by sunlight or mysterious behind  a scrim of falling snow.

There will be an opening reception Thurs., July 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Regular Art League Gallery hours are Monday Saturday, 10:00
a.m.  5:00 p.m., Sunday, 12:00 noon 5:00  p.m. Exhibitions and events are  free and open to the public.

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