Monday, January 24
– 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, January 25
– Alexandria Mentoring Partnership Open House
2011 is here! Have you considered what your new year’s resolution will be? Want an idea that will impact lives and decrease the risk of crime, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, poor school performance and gang affiliation? Consider becoming a volunteer mentor. Want to learn more? The Alexandria Mentoring Partnership is hosting an open house from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street. RSVP by calling Loralei Coyle at 703.746.4506 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For general information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/mentoring.
Thursday, January 27
– Civil War Dance Class
In preparation for the Civil War Ball on Saturday, January 29, learn the waltz, polka, Virginia reel and more from an expert dance master at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St. The class is 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and costs $12. Reservations are recommended. For more information, please visit
– Social Networking Tools for Small Businesses
The West End Business Association (WEBA) will sponsor an information session on “Social Networking Tools for Smal. Businesses” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Washington Suites Hotel, 100 N. Reynolds St. The cost of the session, which includes a continental breakfast is $10 for WEBA members, and $15 for others. Free parking is available. Panelists include Fleur Gessner of Cybertary; Ashley Baldeon of Commonwealth One; and Susie Cooper of REUNIONS. Please reserve your space by calling 703.772.6716 or e-mailing email@example.com.
– World Short Story Discussion Group
Come and discuss the last three short stories from Art of the Short Story, Gioia ed. ( 808.31 Art), at the next meeting of the World Short Story Discussion Group. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. Please call Mark Schwartz at 703.746.1770 for information on the story selections and the group.