This coming Labor Day holiday weekend will have lots of events available in Alexandria:
Saturday, August 30th
Alexandria farmers market, produce, baked goods, framed art, jewelry and crafts, sponsored by the city. 7 a.m.-noon, plant clinic services from master gardeners, 7-9:30 a.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-3200 or www.alexandriava.gov .
Del Ray farmers market, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, nuts, baked goods. 8 a.m.-noon., Virginia Cooperative Extension plant clinic, 8:30-11 a.m. Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570, www.alexandriava.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org .
War of 1812 “Signature Event,” features a wreath-laying ceremony honoring veterans, 10 a.m. at Old Presbyterian Meeting House Cemetery, 600 Hamilton Lane; U.S. Navy Band concert, 3-4 p.m. at Market Square, 301 King St.; an Honors Ceremony featuring the Continental Color Guard with Fife and Drum, 4:30-5 p.m. at Alexandria National Cemetery, 1450 Wilkes St.; Signature Event: a festival of boat tours, concerts by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters and more, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-3301 or www.visitalexandriava.com
Sunday, August 31st
West End farmers market, produce, coffee, baked goods, cheese, yogurt, sponsored by Eden Good. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-4343 orwww.westendfarmersmarket.org.
Four Mile Run farmers and artisan market, produce, beef, desserts, herbs, cheese and crafts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; concert by Jong Lee, 10 a.m., Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisan Market, 4109 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 804-464-7661, www.4mrmarket.org email@example.com.
“Fire,” heat-inspired works of fiber art are displayed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 7, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.potomacfiberartsgallery.com.
WMPA Summer Chamber Music Series, features pianist Thomas Pandolfi performing works by Chopin and Gershwin. 3 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Donations accepted. 703-799-8229 orwww.wmpamusic.org .
Monday, Sept. 1st
“Beauty and the Beasts,” works by clay artists inspired by the animal kingdom. Opens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday; show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thursday), through Sept. 28, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-6288 orwww.torpedofactory.org.
“A Bicentennial Retrospective” exhibit, features the War of 1812 and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, Old Presbyterian Meeting House, at the Elliot House, 321 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-6670 or www.opmh.org .
Nannie J. Lee seniors pickleball games, 55 and older, workshops and weekly challenge games. Noon-2:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, through Dec. 16, Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-5533, www.alexandriava.gov firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: City of Alexandria