Aug. 28, 2002
<cal2>The Micromineralogist of the National Capital Area Inc. will meet at the Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road, at 7:30 p.m. Contact Fred Schaefermyer at 703-971-3080.
<cal2>Woodworking Seniors who enjoy woodworking are invited to join a group at Lee Senior Center at 1 p.m. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.
Grey House Potters show will feature containers. Pitchers, wine decanters, coffee and teapots, sake sets, mugs, tea bowls and more. Materials include porcelain, stoneware and earthenware in a wide variety of glaze colors and decorations, through Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Call 703-522-7738.
Central Library Book Discussion Thursday Morning with the Friends will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. The group will discuss Isabel Allende's "The House of the Spirits." Books and biographical information are provided free. New members welcome. Call 703-228-5994.
<cal2>Nighttime in the Summer Forest Families take a nighttime hike through the forest looking for nocturnal creatures, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Call for reservations at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, at 703-228-6535.
Salad Potluck An end-of-summer salad potluck lunch will be held at noon at the Aurora Hills Senior Center. Attendees should bring a salad to serve six; tuna salad will be provided. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722 to pre-register.
Senior Olympics The deadline for seniors (50-plus) to enter the 2002 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics to be held Sept. 14-26. Over 25 indoor and outdoor events are scheduled. Cost is $4 for registration and $1 per event. Participants must be 50 by Dec. 31. Call 703-228-4403 for a registration form or contact any senior center.
<cal2>Ray Kaminsky plays at 7 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Blues and folk songs will be performed and light refreshments will be served. The requested donation is $5-$7. Call 703-528-5406.
Gospel Jubilee and Dinner will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 400 Lorcom Lane. The dinner will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m. by the Phoenix Program Alumni, who have pledged to raise $5,000 for the Kline Building Campaign, and the proceeds from this event will be applied toward that goal. All members of the recovery community are invited to share a celebration of personal accomplishment. Call Doris Tilman at 703-248-8369 for reservations.
<cal2>Antiques Roadshow is offered by Arlington County from 1-5 p.m. at the Ball-Sellers House, 5620 S. Third St. Expert appraiser Jerome C. Ford will value family treasures and antiques, including small pieces of furniture, old china, glass, books and other collectibles. Admission is free, but as a benefit to the Ball-Sellers House, a donation of $5 is requested for each item appraised. Limit of three items per person. Call 703-379-2123 to reserve a time of appraisal.
<cal2>Solo Art Exhibit Gwendolyn C. Bragg will be the featured artist in a one-woman exhibition called "Traveling with a Brush: Watercolors by Gwen Bragg," which features paintings of scenes from Italy, Greece and Peru. The paintings will be on display through Oct. 2 at the Cosi Courthouse, 2050 Wilson Blvd, from 7 a.m.-midnight, Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-1 a.m. on Saturdays; and 7:30 a.m.-midnight on Sundays. Call 703-525-3697.
<cal2>Historic Arlington Roundtable An informal gathering featuring a brown-bag luncheon for anyone interested in Arlington's history, in Room 715 at the County Building, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., from 12:15-1:15 p.m. The topic today is "Neighborhood Histories in Arlington." Call Michael Leventhal at 703-228-3813 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Island of Madagascar The armchair travelers at Madison Senior Center will visit the enchanted island of Madagascar at 12:30 p.m. No fee. Newcomers are welcome. Call 703-228-5285 to sign up, or drop in.
Swing Dance with Blue Sky Five featuring a mix of jazz and rhythm and blues swing standards, from 9-11 p.m. in the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Cost: $10. Call the dance hotline at 703-359-9882.
Seniors Tour for Arlington seniors of Black Entertainment Television (BET), the Black Fashion Museum and the African American Memorial Museum. Cost is $7. Call Arlington Country Senior Adult Travel at 703-228-4729
<cal2>Bike Trips for Seniors Four bike trips (Sept. 4, 10, 17 and 24) are planned for beginning and intermediate senior cyclists. The first trip on Sept. 4 has a fee of $50. The last three trips have a fee of $60 each. Pre-registration is necessary by contacting Esther Clark, fitness coordinator of the Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) at 703-228-3600, Ext. 9996, or e-mail Esther Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also available at OSAP, 300 N. Park Drive at Lubber Run. Seniors must join OSAP and pay an annual registration fee of $5 to be eligible for the cycling program. Call OSAP at 703-228-4744.
The Genealogy Club at Lee Senior Center will meet at 1 p.m. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555 to sign up.
Bird Walk for Adults from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for an informal walk through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Parks in search of resident and migrating birds. Bring binoculars and field guides. Meet at the Long Branch Nature Center parking lot, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Reservations required. Call 703-228-6535.
<cal2>Interactive Fire Station Chat designed to give people practical tools to deal with the 9-11 terrorist attacks, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Arlington County Fire Station 9, 1900 S. Walter Reed Drive. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be hosted and facilitated by Ray Madaghiele — a Gilbert, Ariz., civil engineer turned human potential engineer — whose 3,000-mile, 70-day bicycling journey from Phoenix to Ground Zero, New York City, will bring him to Arlington. Call Bill Cox at 703-351-9747.
<cal2>Nutrition Specialist Ana Moran from the Cooperative Extension Service will conduct a nutrition class for seniors at 10:45 a.m. at Dawson Terrace Senior Center. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300 to sign up.
The Animal League of Arlington will visit Dawson Terrace Senior Center with dogs and cats at 10 a.m. Seniors will have an opportunity to interact with the animals and ask questions about pet care. No fee. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300 for details.
Asian Stories in America Theatre presents the world premier of Prince Gomolvilas' "Boyz of All Nations: The Rise and Fall of a Multi-Ehnic Boy Band," from Sept. 6-28, at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Group discounts. Call 703-979-0875.
<cal2>Rosslyn Jazz Festival presented by Rosslyn Renaissance in conjunction with WPFW 89.3 FM, at Gateway Park, North Lynn at Lee Highway, from 1-6 p.m. The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, Juanita Williams, Harry Wilson, Jerry Gordon and pianist Marc Cary's Indigenous People. Free. Visit www.rossren.com, or call 703-522-6628.
5K Race for 9/11 Arlington Police and Fire departments will host a 5K race to commemorate 9/11 at 6:30 p.m. The race will begin and end in Crystal City and will take runners by the rebuilt west wall of the Pentagon. The race will also serve as a fund-raiser for four Sept. 11-related charities. Fee is $20 if participants register before Sept. 1 and $25 thereafter. Visit www.racepacket.com to register online, or call Matt Smith at 703-228-4071 or Dan Borrelli at 703-228-4052.
9/11 Youth Forum Teens will gather to talk about how the events of and since Sept. 11 have affected their lives, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. The event is free. It will be videotaped by Channel 33 (Arlington Community Television) for inclusion in Arlington County's Oral History Archives, and will be televised at a later date. Call Mary Azoy at 703-516-6771 or Jane Heavey at 703-522-7710 to register.
Spider Campfire Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, presents old-fashioned family fun in its amphitheater, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The nighttime program includes stories, special animal guests, games, songs and s'mores. Cost is $2. Registration required. Call 703-228-6535.
<cal2>All-Media Juried Exhibition The Arlington Arts Center presents its all-media, juried exhibition at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, while its facility is closed for renovation between Sept. 10 and Oct. 26. The opening reception will be on Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. The Jurors' Talk will be on Sept. 11. Free parking for the opening reception and jurors' talk. Call 703-228-7710.
<cal2>Memorial Prayer Service Little Falls Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, is holding a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The quiet, contemplative service will remember and honor the victims of those attacks. Free. Child care provided. Call 703-538-5230 or visit http://www.littlefallschurch.org/11Sept02FS.html.
Animal Myths a nature program for children grades 1-3 will be held at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Discover why some animals get such bad reputations and meet some of these animals in person. Free. Reservations required. Call 703-228-3403.
9/11 Commemorative Events Arlington County's official 30-foot x 60-foot flag will be unveiled in Gateway Park at the foot of Key Bridge near Rosslyn Metro Station at 9:37 a.m. In the evening, an outdoor concert featuring the Arlington Symphony Orchestra and a 150-member choral group will be held at the Netherlands Cerillon near the US. Marine Corps Memorial, at 7 p.m. Event includes stories from witnesses of the Pentagon attack as collected and told by oral historian and storyteller John Spelman. A unique light display featuring 184 lights will serve as the stage backdrop. Call David Keathley at 202-21-2741 or Dana Williams at 703-228-0785 or visit www.co.arlington.va.us.