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Now through Sunday, July 23

Truck event in Old Town

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Saturday/July 15

Native American Yard Sale. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Church of St. Clements 1701 N. Quaker Lane. The American Indian Society of Washington D.C. is sponsoring this. Call 571-269-3307 for more.

Dump Your Junk Event. 9 a.m.-noon at John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St. The Carlyle Community Council, the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership invites residents the chance to purge and dump their junk for free at the Carlyle Purge. Free. Visit www.AlexandriaVA.Gov/CarlyleFun for more.

Tons of Trucks Event. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St. All ages are invited to explore and get behind the wheel of more than 20 different vehicles from seven City departments. Parking is available at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. and First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. $5 per person or $15 per family of four. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation, call 703-746-5457 or email lindsay.burneson@alexandriava.gov.

Meet the Artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal St. Artists Stewart Watson and Lauren Frances Adams will talk about how they created the artworks on display throughout the museum. Visit www.alexandriava.gov/GadsbysTavern or call 703-746-4242.

Garden Stroll and Ice Cream Social. 10 a.m.-11:30 at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd. Stroll the summer gardens with a Master Gardener docent, then cool down at an ice cream social in the 1784 Historic House. $12. Call 703-941-7987 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/.

Write Like a Woman Networking Workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Gallery, 201 Prince St. KaNikki Jakarta will lead a networking workshop for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Call 703-548-0035 or visit nvfaa.org for more.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series. 6 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Traditional country musical performance by the Robin and Linda Williams. Free. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances or call 703-780-7518.

Application Deadline July 15

Alexandria Amplify.Small business start-ups looking for tools and guidance to succeed. Over three months, workshop will provide six sessions full of small business ideas and guidance recommendations. $250. Participants who successfully complete all six sessions will be refunded half their fee. Contact Gloria Flanagan at gflanagan@alexandriasbdc.org for more.

Sunday/July 16

Children's Art Workshop. 3 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association presents violinist Sergey Prokofyev and pianist Wei-Hsien Lien playing sonatas by Debussy, Mozart, and Brahms as part of their chamber music series. Free. Visit www.wmpamusic.org for more.

Jazz at Meade. 4 p.m.. at the Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 N. Alfred St. Musicians Tony Craddock, Jr., and Cold Front. $20 donation. Visit www.meadechurch.org/ for more.

Tuesday/July 18

Genealogy Talk. 9 a.m.-noon at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road. Learn how to use multiple sources to assemble accounts of historic ancestral events and create biographies of ancestors from genealogist John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. Free. Call 703-768-4101 or visit www.mvgenealogy.org.

Salute American Vodka. 7 p.m. at Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St. The event will mark the start of sales of the patriotic spirits in Virginia restaurants and retailers, thus increasing the brand’s charitable impact nationwide. The first dollar of every bottle sold is donated to nonprofit organizations that support veterans and other American heroes. Call 617-269-7171 for more.

The Mastersons in Concert. 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave. $59.50. Visit www.birchmere.com for more.

Wednesday/July 19

Women and Wine. 6-8 p.m. at Salon Amarti & Spa, 1010 King St. Proceeds of this event support Volunteer Alexandria. $25. Email development@volunteeralexandria.org or call 703-836-2176 for more.

Thursday/July 20

Garden Tour and Tea. 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road. Tour the demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent who will narrate with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, a traditional English afternoon tea. $32. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-642-5173.

Saturday/July 22

Mount Vernon Flea Market. 8 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at 8717 Fort Hunt Road. The flea market features: furniture, art, china, glass, porcelain, pottery, books, photographs, lighting, tools, comic books, vinyl records, novelties clothing & sewing, toys, jewelry, collectibles, and homemade items. Refreshments will also be on sale. Free. Visit mountvernonfleamarket.wordpress.com for more info.

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series. 6 p.m. at Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Free old-time musical performance by the Sheets Family. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances or call 703-780-7518.

Russian Folk Music. 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 625 First St. Festival concert of more than 100 musicians from all over the world marks the end of the International Music Convention of Russian Folk Instruments. Visit www.bdaa.com for more.

Sunday/July 23

Children's Art Workshop. 2-4 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Artists Joan Dreyer, Ginny Smith, and Lesly-Claire Greenberg for a hands-on art workshop recommended for children ages 5 to 12 who must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.