Monday, February 14
– Tavern Toddlers
Join us for a special program for toddlers (walkers through 36 months) and their caregivers at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Tavern Toddlers features a weekly open playtime in Gadsby’s historic ballroom Mondays, excluding Federal holidays, through April 25 any time between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Cost is $7 for a group of three, which must include one adult, or $30 for purchase of a five-week pass. For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703.746.4242.
Tuesday, February 15
— SBDC Business Development Roundtable Meeting
The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar entitled “Branding on a Shoestring Budget” as part of their Business Development Roundtable series. The seminar is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St. Admission is free. For more information, call 703.778.1292.
– “ The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Massive Resistance” Film Screening
To commemorate Black History Month, the Alexandria Human Rights Commission will host a screening of the film “ The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Massive Resistance” and host a panel discussion about the massive resistance in the South following the Supreme Court ruling to desegregate schools. The film screening is free and open to the public, and is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Black History Museum. For more information, contact Jean Kelleher Niebauer at 703.746.3140.
Wednesday, February 16
– Speak Up, Take ACTion Town Hall Meetings
Want to improve the quality of life in Alexandria? Speak up! ACT for Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, Partnership for a Healthy Alexandria, and Virginia Tech are partnering to develop a better way to inform key decisions in Alexandria – through “quality of life indicators.” Quality of life indicators are the answers to the question, “What matters most to the people who live in Alexandria?” A town hall meeting to discuss this issue from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at William Ramsay Recreation Center, and a second meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, March 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center. You can also take five minutes to vote online with ACTion Alexandria at www.actionalexandria.org. For more information, visit www.healthieralexandria.org.
– George Washington Black History Month Lecture
At Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 North Royal Street, Professor Peter Henriques will present
“Those Who Labor For Me: A Closer Look at Some of George Washington’s Enslaved Workers.” Professor Peter Henriques, Professor of History Emeritus from George Mason University, will focus on a handful of enslaved workers, Charlotte, Sambo Anderson and Ona Judge and introduce these fascinating but largely forgotten people to a wider audience. He will illustrate not only the horrors of slavery, but also reveal a more complicated story than generally known. Doors open at 7 p.m. and lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per lecture and $10 for Society members and volunteers. For more information, visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703.746.4242.
Thursday, February 17
– 18th Century Dance Class
In preparation for the Birthnight Ball on February 19, learn 18th-century English country dancing from expert dance instructor at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. Class is 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and costs $12 per class or $30 for the series of three. For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org or call 703.746.4242.