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June 19

PAINT ALEXANDRIA 2010 The Art Leagues Paint Alexandria is an annual all-media open-air event. Join Art League instructors as they visually explore and interpret historic Old Town. Sessions with different instructors are held throughout the day in a variety of media including painting, drawing and photography. Artists, art appreciators, and the creatively curious alike may attend as many sessions as they wish. The public is encouraged to view the artists at work. Event maps marking locations throughout Old Town are available at The Art League Gallery and online. Admission is Free.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Art League, 105 N. Union St.
Information: 703-683-2323 or www.theartleague.org

AMERICAN RED CROSS 5K FUN RUN A 5K run sponsored by the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region.
Time: 7 to 10 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Ave.
Information: 703-299-2524 or [email protected]

June 20

ECOVOCE CONCERT The EcoVoce Ensemble will present its multidisciplinary concert and arts event, Breathing Naturally: Music, Poetry and Art of Women Inspired by Nature, as part of Virginias statewide celebration of women in the arts. Performed by Denise Freeland, soprano; Susan Hayes, flute; Narciso Solero, piano; and Ruth Baja Williams, poet. Also featuring a gallery of related nature images by local women artists. Highlights include musical works composed by Jane Tavernier, Jamie K. Sims, Winifred Hyson, and a set of Haiku miniatures for soprano that will incorporate multimedia. Suggested donation is $10.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road
Information: 703-683-0322 or www.ecovoce.org

ACPD SCHOLARSHIP 
RECEPTION The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities cordially invites you to attend a reception co-sponsored by the mayor and City Council to honor the 2010 recipients of the Gerry Bertier Scholarship, sponsored by HeimLantz CPAs, and the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award. Call ahead for reasonable accommodation.
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
Location: City Hall, Vola Lawson Lobby, 301 King St.
Information: 703-746-314

June 23

KATHY HARTY GRAY DANCE THEATRE A benefit concert for Haiti for the Lynn Williams Rouzier Institute de Dance in Port-au-Prince. All contributions will go to the Institute de Dance. No tickets required. Garage parking $1/hour. Donations accepted at the door or by mail. Payable to: KHGDT, P.O. Box 3291, Alexandria, 22302.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: 3001 N. Beauregard St.
Information: 703-413-3811 or www.khgdt.org.

OPEN LIFE DRAWING 
SESSIONS GESTURES These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint our live models. We dont supply easels only plenty of chairs but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of a series of dynamic 1-5 minute poses. One or two favorite poses may be revisited for 10-15 minutes at the end of each session. Admission: $6 for members and $8 for non-members.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Information: 703-836-1468 or www.visitalexandria.com

OPEN LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: SHORT/LONG POSES Open life drawing continues at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint our live models. We dont supply easels only plenty of chairs but you are welcome to bring your own. The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10-45 minutes. Admission: $8 for DRA members and $10 for non-members
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Del Ray Artisans gallery, 2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Information: 703-836-1468 or www.visitalexandria.com

June 24

ALEXANDRIA JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER Sponsored by the Alexandria Democratic Committee. The honored guest and keynote speaker will be Gov. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Special guest Congressman Jim Moran.Call the ADC office for ticket information.
Time: 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner.
Location: Hilton Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road
Information: 703-549-3367 or [email protected]

June 26

YMCA ALEXANDRIAS COMMUNITY WELLNESS DAY The YMCA Alexandria will host a community wellness event. The YMCA encourages everyone, especially kids and families, to participate in Community Wellness Day, which will help fight childhood obesity. It includes family games and activities, family nutrition information from Whole Foods, a cycling and body pump class, and more activities in the XRcade, where children play electronic physical activity games. Admission and parking are free.
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Alexandria YMCA, 420 E. Monroe Ave.
Information: 703-838-8085 or www.ymcadc.org
To have your event considered for our calender listings, please email [email protected] You can also post your event directly to our online calender by visiting www.alextimes.com.

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