- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tartans on parade

• National Tartan Day. The annual celebration of Scottish-American heritage commemorates the A.D. 1320 Declaration of Arbroath, which Scots consider their Declaration of Independence. Bagpipes, Celtic music, gathering of Scottish clan associations. Sponsored by the National Capital Tartan Day Committee. Market Square, 300 block of King Street, Old Town Alexandria. Noon-4 p.m. April 5. Free. 703/212-7137, www.tartandaydc.org

THEARC open house

• Arts Day at THEARC. Community festival features a concert by Levine School of Music’s faculty artist Jeff Chappell, continuous performances by the students of the Washington Ballet, the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ArtReach Program and other student musicians from the Levine School of Music. Balloon artists, face painting, musical petting zoo, art and dance classes, refreshments. THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus), 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 2-5 p.m. March 30. Free and open to the public. 202/484-3272, www.thearcdc.org

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