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ALRI Newsletter

Special Events Has Something for You

Classes over? Other organized groups winding down for the summer? Avoiding the heat and sum- mer vacationers by sticking close to home? ALRI’s calendar of special events has something for you. Registration is now open for the events listed below. Check the ALRI website for other special events which will be added when details are available.

There are three ways to register:

  • Online – www.ArlingtonLRI.org

  • Phone – 703-228-2144 and press “3” for Special Events

  • Email – ALRI@ArlingtonLRI.org (Use “Special Event reservation” in the subject line.)

Sunday, May 20 – Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Encore This special concert, under the direction of Sylvia Alimena, will mark the 15th anniversary of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. A block of 20 discounted tickets at $13 each has been reserved for ALRI members who register. The reserved tickets will be held at the will-call desk at the Masonic Memorial until 15 min- utes before the performance. Then the tickets will be released to the general public. ALRI will accept res- ervations until May 15. All other members and guests may purchase tickets directly from the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra at regular prices. For ticket prices and other information, please call the orchestra at (703) 256-2956. 3 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria.

Monday, May 21 – Amazing Polymers and Plastics: Revolutionary Technologies to Life Itself As a part of the Meet the Speaker Series, Dr. Andrew Lovinger, of the National Science Foundation will discuss revolutionary new technologies in “plastics” and “polymers,” including “plastic electronics” that could lead to color-changing clothing, robots with a sense of touch, electronic noses to detect explosives and new medical advancements. 3 p.m., Arlington Central Library. No registration required. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Monday, June 4 – Women Who Dare

Meet The Author Series

Two authors of “Women Who Dare,” the Library of Congress’s 10-book series on American women who changed history, in another in the Meet the Author Series. Among women who will be discussed are Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. 3 p.m., Arlington Central Library. No registration required. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Thursday, June 7 – Garden Stroll and English Tea Spend a relaxing afternoon on a guided stroll among the gardens of Green Spring Gardens Park followed by a full English tea in the 18th-century manor house. Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants. In addition to registering with ALRI, each par- ticipant must call Green Spring Gardens Park at 703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988, to make a reserva- tion. There is a non-refundable prepayment fee of $24 per person payable to the Fairfax County Park Au- thority when the reservation is made. The park accepts Visa and MasterCard. Identify yourself as a mem- ber of ALRI when making the reservation to ensure that ALRI participants will be seated together. Regis- tration/reservations will be accepted until June 3. 1 p.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria.

Friday, July 13 – National Portrait Gallery Tour Join ALRI on a tour of the National Portrait Gallery's outstanding collection of American portraits in the renovated Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Registration is required for this free event, which is limited to 20. 1:30 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Thursday, August 2 – Museum of Daughters of the American Revolution A DAR docent will lead the tour through the museum’s 27 expertly decorated period rooms. The tour also includes a peek into the spectacular DAR Library and a visit to the fascinating Exhibition Hall. Registration is required for this event, which is limited to 25. Registrants pay the $3 fee at the Mu- seum. 10 a.m., DAR Museum, Washington D.C.

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