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Reception Feb. 5 from 7-10 p.m. A prose reading by the Tuesdays at Two Writers Group is on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. At Del Ray Artisans at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Visit www.TheDelRayArtisans.org or 703-838-4827.

away. At the Hampton Inn & Suites on the corner of the I-495 beltway and Route 1, Alexandria. Visit the Alexandria Coin Club Web site at: www.members.cox.net/ alexandriacoinclub.


and rabbits feasting on your garden? This is the lecture for you. Victoria Monroe, Wildlife Biologist for Fairfax County will discuss strategies for managing wildlife conflicts in your garden. $10. At Green Springs Gardens. Call 703-642-5173 to register.


Historical Gala. 6:30-11:30 p.m. At the Holiday Inn Old Town, 625 First Street, Alexandria. Dance the night away for a good cause! Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing while supporting the City’s historic sites. Tickets are $150 per ticket or $300 sponsor level. Benefit for Haitian Relief. Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria is donating 15 percent of the day’s sales to the Mennonite Central Committee, earmarked for Haiti. Evening with the Chefs. Featuring prominent chefs from local restaurants showcasing their finest cuisine. Hosted by the Dunbar Alexandria Olympic Boys and Girls Club. Proceeds will benefit the club’s youth programs. At the Belle Haven Country Club, Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. Contact Dave Woodbury at 703-867-5570 or e-mail chefsdinner@cox.net. Boutique District Warehouse Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A one-day clearance spectacular featuring high-end boutique merchandise from Old Town Alexandria’s boutiques. At the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. John Carlyle’s Birthday Celebration. Noon to 4 p.m. $5 admission. Costumed interpreters will be dancing and performing 18th- century music throughout the house. At Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Go to www.nvrpa.org or call 703-549-2997 or e-mail carlyle@nvrpa.org. Family Fun Flower Power: Blooming Branches for a Winter Bouquet. 2-3 p.m. Get a jump on the seasons by forcing flowers. Learn to cut branches of flowering trees and shrubs and coax them to bloom indoors for an early spring! $18/project includes branches and containers. At Green Springs Gardens. Alexandria Coin Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 50 tables with U.S. coins and currency, world coins, banknotes, ancient coins, hobby books, gold, silver, medals, tokens and collectibles. Prizes and coins are given

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. 3 p.m. Free. Pre- concert lecture at 2:15 p.m. Ulysses S. James, Music Director. At Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Super Bowl Party. Mayor Euille’s 13th annual Super Bowl Party. At Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, 1800 Diagonal Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $35/free agent; $60/Top Draft Pick; $100 Hogette’s Rate (family of four). Call 703-751-7970 or contact www.euilleformayor.com. Jazz Leanings. 2 p.m. United States Marine Band performs. With Michael Mower and Michael Colgrass. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, NVCC, Alexandria Campus, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Call 703-845-6156 or www.schlesingercenter.com Managing Wildlife Conflict. 1:30-3 p.m. Are you having troubles with deer

Fine Arts


“Winter Thaw.” Oils by Nikolai Antyuchin (Moscow). At the von Brahler Ltd./Gallery, 1437 Powhatan Street, North Old Town, Alexandria. Opening weekend Saturday and Sunday, Jan 30, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Bob Murray at 703-798-8686.


Ceramic Artistry. With clay artists from Washington’s Ceramic Guild showing their wares. At Scope Gallery, Studio 19, 101 North Union Street, Alexandria. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Call 703-548- 6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/ scope.


Ars Choralis. Recruiting singers in all sections for a concert featuring Ars Choralis. The concert is entitled “Spirituals and All That Jazz.” Rehearsals from Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, April 18. The concert will be performed twice: Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m. Rehearsals are 7:45-9:45 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt St., Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-549-3312 or email douglas@stpaulsalexandria.com. Books to Film Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Readers and movie buffs are invited to talk about the film, “The Accidental Tourist” (1988), based on the novel by Anne Tyler. All should read the work and view the movie before attending. At Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. Call Mark at 703-519-3498.


“Timbuktu.” Kathleen Stafford’s Solo Artist Exhibit at The Art League Gallery. Stafford spent 18 years immersed in African culture. “Timbuktu,” her solo artist exhibit at The Art League Gallery, celebrates the compelling people she met and the brilliant textures and colors of West Africa through her unique artistic process. The Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Call 703-683- 1780, www.theartleague.org.


East to West Landscapes. Works by Mary Anne Warner in the Tyler Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus. Tyler Gallery is located at 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria. Call 703-845-6239.

Theaters Earn Recognition

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ber of performers including four for “Show Boat,” Harry A. Winter, Will Gartshore, Kimberly Schraf and Delores King Williams, as well as a nomination for the entire en- semble. Both John Dosset and Ashley Robinson were nominated for “Giant” and Holly Twyford drew three nominations at three different theaters including one for her work in Signature’s “The Little Dog Laughed.”

We have a robust community theater scene as well. The Wash- ington Area Theatre Community Honors organization presents its WATCH Awards each year for ex- ceptional work in as many as 30 theater companies — five of which are in Arlington and Alexandria. All five of them received at least one nomination for work in 2009.

Drawing the most nominations among the five was the Little The-

atre of Alexandria where work on seven different shows was nomi- nated. Top of the list was the Little Theatre of Alexandria with 27 nominations for work on seven different shows. The play about Oscar Wilde’s prosecution for “Gross Indecency” had nine nomi- nations including Outstanding Play and a nomination for the di- rector, Frank D. Shutts II. “It Runs in the Family” was also nominated for Outstanding Play and its direc- tor Roland Branford Gomez re- ceived one as well. In all, it drew six nominations. Three of LTA’s productions had three nomina- tions each, “The Foreigner,” “Lead- ing Ladies” and “Art of Murder” while “Gypsy” had two and “Greater Tuna” had one.

The Arlington Players produc- tions garnered 18 nominations with by far the majority going to their production of “Follies” which

will compete for awards as the Outstanding Musical as well as Outstanding Direction of a Musi- cal (Christopher Dykton). Their other musical, “Bye Bye Birdie,” captured five nominations while “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” drew one.

DOMINION STAGE’S production of “Glorious!” had two nominations and “Jeffrey” one while two Port City Playhouse production each had one and the Aldersgate Church Commu- nity Theatre’s “Inherit the Wind” re- sulted in a nomination for James Day for Outstanding Cameo in a Play.

The WATCH Awards will be given out at the annual gala cer- emony at the Birchmere on March 14. The Helen Hayes Award cer- emony will be April 5 at the Warner Theatre in Washington fol- lowed by a party at the JW Marriott Hotel half a block away.


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