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The Royal Restaurant

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“What’s for Dinner?!”

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In addition to our award winning menu, we have added some popular specials that add variety for everybody taste.

Real food, for real people at reasonable prices.

Monday - Kids Night Burger Night (Kids eat 1/2 price) Each child must be accompanied by adult having entree.

Tuesday - Greek Night Lamb Marinated and Roasted for 3 hours, Athenian Roast Chicken, Moussaka!

Wednesday - All American Night Meatloaf, Chicken Fried Chicken. Va. Ham

Thursday - Italian Night Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo, Calamari

Friday - Fish Night Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Scallops over penne pasta with white sauce

Saturday -Steak and Chop Night Prime Rib, Lamb, Surf and Turf, Pork Chops, and Moussaka

Sunday Brunch served 7am - 2pm

Dine in or call ahead and your dinner will be ready for pick up. Dinner hours 2:30-9:30pm 730 North Saint Asaph Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-1616

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16 Mount Vernon Gazette January 28 - February 3, 2010


E-mail announcements to the Gazette, gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Pho- tos and artwork are encouraged. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-778-9412 with questions.


The Kingstowne Area Artists’ Association (KAAA) is looking for new members. The club meets once a month to network, socialize, learn from each other and participate in opportunities to show and sell its work. All visual artists, professional or hobbyists are welcome. Go to www.kingstowneartists.com. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingstowne Active Adult Center, 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria. Contact Ginny Wywyj at duchessducky@msn.com or Nancy Hannans at nancyhannans@yahoo.com. The Del Ray Farmers Market is now open year round — located at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue in Del Ray. During the winter months the market will be open 9 am to noon each Saturday. The Del Ray Market farmers that will be there are Smith Meadows meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces; Amish cheese, yogurt, bakery goods, eggs and jams and jellies; winter vegetables; fancy nuts; pralines; and bakery goods. Any questions, contact Pat Miller at pmiller1806@comcast.net. Ms. Senior Virginia America is searching for candidates statewide for this year’s May Pageant, which will be held Thursday, May 6 at the Lee Center Kauffman Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Showtime is 2-4 p.m. Admission is free with a donation of $10. A deadline for entries will be Feb. 8. Call 703-978-3663 and directions at 703-838-4343. The current Ms. Senior Virginia America, Maureen Ribble, will end her reign in May. The Pageant showcases women age 60-plus who live in Virginia and are U.S. citizens.


Tea Dances. 1-3:15 p.m. Group class from 1-1:30 p.m. Ballroom, Latin and Swing music. $11/person. At the Dance Studio Lioudmila, 18 Roth Street, 2nd Floor (off Duke Street), Alexandria. Call 703-751-8868.

JAN. 28, FEB. 4 AND 11

18th Century Dance Classes. 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Learn the dances of Jane Austen, George Washington, and Abigail Adams in Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s historic ballroom. At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street. Cost is $30/series or $12/ class. Call 703-838-4242.


Balalaika Quartet Nalimov. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/advance, $25/door. At the Lyceum. Go to www.balalaika.org or call 703-549-0760.


Comedy Night. 8 p.m. To say thanks for supporting Haiti with $7,000 last weekend at the charity yard sale in Del Ray. Some of the area’s most promising comedic talent will be performing. Donations accepted. At 2413 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Contact Meghan Shapiro at 703-915- 9594, shapiro.meghan@gmail.com. Musical Extravaganza. 4 p.m. Free. Celebrating Alexandria’s Sister City of Helsingborg in Sweden. The program features the “The Seven Sopranos”, “Lucia Girls,” a Helsingborg-based teen choir, the Alexandria Choral Society, “The Swedish Jazz Duo” and “The Groomsmen,” Alexandria Harmonizers.


Valentine’s Day Concert. 7 p.m. With blues singer/guitarist and historian Scott Ainslie and David LaFleur. Tickets are $18 general, $15 in advance at FocusMusic.org. Part of the Focus Music Series. At Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., in Alexandria. Contact: Kay Coyte at kay@focusmusic.org

Helsingborg’s Mayor, Carin Wredström, will be in attendance. Helsingborg has been a Sister City of Alexandria since 1966. At

William Heim, Virginia Rice Sircy and Jon Kalbfleisch. At Trinity United Methodist Church, 2911 Cameron Mill Road, Alexandria. Call 703-549-5500 x103 or www.trinityalexandria.org.

Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-746-5588 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/arts. Book Signing. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photographer Judy Heffner will be at A Show of Hands to sign her new book, “On the Avenue, Faces of Del Ray,” which features Del Ray business owners. At A Show of Hands, 2301 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-683- 2905 or visit www.ashowofhands.biz. Seed Exchange. 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine. Includes two lectures, a seed swap and more. Everyone will

Combo Fun with Cards and ATCs. Noon to 4 p.m. Create handmade cards for Valentines. Materials supplied with suggested donations. Artist Trading Card-ers are invited to trade/swap and participate in DRA’s New Year’s theme of What is “In” and What is “Out” for 2010. Contact Karen at schmityk@yahoo.com or Theresa at tkulstad@verizon.net or www.theDelRayArtisans.org. Del Ray Artisans gallery is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; call 703-838-4827. Capitol Steps Benefit Show. 5 p.m. At

leave with a bag full of seeds. Cost is $15/person. Call 703-641-5173. Held at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.

the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hosted by the Friends of UCM. General seating is $40; and $70 with food and beverages. At Friends of UCM, 2009 Windmill Lane, Alexandria.

or 703-501-6061.


Mysteries of Orchid Pollination. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Come hear Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian horticulturalist, demystify orchid pollination. At Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Cost is $10 per person. Call 703-642-5173 to register. Winter Dance Showcase. 1-6 p.m. At Dance Studio Lioudmila, a local dance studio specializing in competitive and social Ballroom Dancing. Features 20 different dances by amateurs and professionals. At 18 Roth St., Alexandria. Call 703-751-8868 or email: dancestudiolioudmila@hotmail.com. Pruning Workshop. 2-4 p.m. Free. At the Alexandria Central Library, 5505 Duke Street, Alexandria. Visit www.alexandria.lib.va.us. Call 703- 228-6423 or email to ex013mg@vt.edu. “Love in the Time of Tamiflu.” 3 p.m. Concert features Melissa Coombs,

Bailey Whiteman, Terrance L. Johns,


Braddock’s March - A Pilgrimage of Destiny. 6 to 8 p.m. Author and Alexandria resident Thomas E. Crocker will speak about his new book Braddock’s March. At Morrison House, 116 South Alfred St., Alexandria.


Sea Chanters Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Part of the U.S. Navy Concert Band. Plays at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Call 703- 361-6599 or go to www.navyband.navy.mil.

FEB. 5 TO FEB. 21

Artioms. Artists are being challenged to express their favorite (or not so favorite) idioms, clichés, word phrases or play on words in their artwork.

See Calendar, Page 17

Wine Tasting Series at Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

Join the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden for a series of four wine tastings, focusing on wines from Virginia, Argentina, Califor- nia, and France. Tastings will be held on Feb. 11 (Virginia), Feb. 25 (Argentina), March 10 (California), and March 24 (France). All tastings will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will be led by Wilkinson Wine Cellar. The fee is $25 per person, per session. Participants can also sign up for all four sessions at a discounted rate of $75 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 703-548- 1789. Visit the Web site at www.leefendallhouse.org.


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