<cal2>Free Concert at Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., features Mary Ann Redmond singing heartfelt ballads and funky tunes, from 6:30-8 p.m.
<cal1>THURSDAY/ JULY 4
<cal2>Fireworks at Barcroft Park, 4100 Four Mile Run, to celebrate America's Independence Day. Fireworks begin at dark, rain date is July 5. Call 703-228-0785.
Whipple Field at Fort Myer will be opened to the general
public at 5 p.m. for viewing of the national fireworks display. Visitors driving should enter the post through Hatfield Gate at Washington Boulevard and South Second Street. A shuttle bus will travel to Whipple Field. Allow extra time for security checkpoints; also, no cameras, food, coolers or drinks, pets, alcohol, chairs, fireworks or sporting activities. Visit the FMMC Web site at www.fmmc.army.mil or call the Fort Myer July 4 events line at 703-696-6906
<cal2>Deaf Theatre of Calcutta will perform Indian folktales and dance at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free.
Independence Day celebration with hot dogs, ice cream, and patriotic songs at Aurora Hills Senior Center at noon. Dress in red, white, and blue. Cost is $5. Register by calling 703-228-5722.
All-American Celebration at The Market Common
featuring a summer concert from 6-8 p.m. Fresh Fields will offer summer goodies to sample.
<cal2>Junior Ranger Program: Bike Safety and Maintenance. Learn the rules of the road with a bike at North Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St. Ages 7-10. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Call 703-228-6535.
Home Ownership Class with information on budgeting, credit, etc. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Karen Serfis to register at 703-527-3854.
Jane Franklin Dance will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free. An innovative performance will evoke the natural scenery and culture of Vietnam in "Scape Vietnam," using Western form with an Eastern sensibility. Visit www.janefranklin.com.
<cal2>Argentina National Day Celebration will highlight the cultural and social diversity of the Argentinean people, and will be held at Washington Lee Auditorium, 1300 Quincy St., from 7-11 p.m. This event features arts, regional foods, and performances. General admission is $12 and includes free parking. Call 703-228-1848.
Taiwan Traditional Folk Arts Ensemble will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 7 p.m. Free.
Patriotic Music "Stars and Stripes Pianos and Pipes," a musical patriotic tribute in memory of Evelyn Brooke at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 Glebe Road. Call 703-527-3934.
<cal2>Cooking for One presented by The Arlington Steering Committee for Services to Older Persons at its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at the American Red Cross building, 4333 Arlington Blvd. The program will be on nutritious cooking for one and adaptive equipment for the kitchen. Free. The public is invited. Call Michele Campbell at 703-228-1729.
<cal2>MOMS Club South Arlington open house. Meet stay-at-home and part-time working Moms. The Moms meet weekly and monthly. Open House at 10 a.m. at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Call Tina 703-486-1036.
<cal2>Free Concerts at Crystal City Waterpark, South 18th Street and Crystal Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., features Ruthie and the Wranglers performing "country twang."
Also, Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., features Robert Jospé playing world beat jazz, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Summer Salon 2002 artwork dropoff from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Artists who live and work in Arlington are eligible to enter. The juror is Diana Blanchard Gross, curator of the Peninsular Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Va. Call 703-228-7710.
<cal2> Dragonflies and other creatures at local ponds and streams are waiting to be studied for ages 9-13, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Call Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, at 703-228-3403.
The Children's Theatre Workshop Performance will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free.
<cal2>Rock Hunting for Rookies at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Designed for ages 6-8, from 2-3 p.m. Call 703-228-3403.
Family Night Benefit Picnic at Little Falls Church, 6025 Little Falls Church Road. Cost is $5. Proceeds go to Street Children's Crisis Center in Chita, Russia. Call 703-538-5230.
The Children's Theatre Workshop Performance will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free.
<cal2>Fiddling Around The Speedy Tolliver New Old-Time String Band will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free.
"The Cocktail Hour," A. R. Gurney's comedy, presented by the Arlington Players opens tonight at 8 p.m. At Gunston's Theatre One, 2700 South Lang St. The show runs through July 27. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees on July 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $12 and senior and junior (under 18) tickets are $10. Call for reservations at 703-549-1063.
<cal2>Peter and the Wolf opens at Classika Theatre in the Village of Shirlington, 4041 S. 28th St. The performance runs through Aug. 4., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Special performances are available for summer camps. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for students. People with a military ID, groups, and senior citizens will receive 10 percent off the regular ticket price. Dinner coupon discounts are also available. Call 703-824-6200.
U.S. Air Force Band The Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble the will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free.
Arlington History Bike Tour will bike up to 23 miles visiting Arlington parks and historic sites starting at 9 a.m. from the Ballston Metro Station, South East Corner of North Stuart and Fairfax Drive. Cost is $1. Contact Bernie Berne 703-243-0179.
Home Ownership Class with information on budgeting, credit, qualifying and more at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Karen Serfis to register at 703-527-3854.
<cal2>Capital Area Tibetan Association Folk Dance will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 7 p.m. The group was founded to provide opportunities for young Tibetans to learn about their spiritual and cultural heritage, traditional dances and songs. Free.
<cal2>Broadway Diva Carol Woods, star of the Tony-nominated revival of "Sondheim's Follies," will perform at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, at 8:30 p.m. Free.