<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 email@example.com. 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.
Grilling Day Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd., donates hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, veggie burgers, etc. with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Arlington Free Clinic and Pediatric Center, from 6-9 p.m. Call 703-527-6596.
<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.
Pet First Aid Class In this American Red Cross pet
first aid class, learn to safely handle an injured pet, perform CPR, deal with breathing emergencies, control bleeding and more, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost $40; limited to 12 participants. To register, www.metropets.org/Newsroom/firstaid.htm. or call Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Blvd., at 703-527-6596.
Guest Chef Series at the Arlington Farmers Market near Arlington Court House hosts a European Fair. Meet next to the market at 9:45 a.m. to join Chef Jaques as he tours the market, showing participants how to choose produce and discussing how to prepare them in the kitchen. Call Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-228-6400.
<cal2>Organic Festival Celebrate organic harvest month
with tastes from the area's organic harvest, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-527-6596.
Tai Chi classes for seniors begin on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Beginners. Six-week program. Cost is $13. Call 703-228-4403 to register.
<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.
Aqua Aerobics classes for seniors will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon at Wakefield High School pool, and Wednesday only classes at Washington and Lee High School, beginning Sept. 11. Call 703-228-4744.
Swing Dance Music by the Seductones, from 9-11 p.m. in the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Cost is$10. Call 703-359-9882.
<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.
Clarendon Block Party and Grilling Day "A Salute to Arlington's Heroes" will be held on Edgewood Street between Wilson and Clarendon boulevards, from 6-9 p.m. Whole Foods Market, Mexicali Blues, James Monroe Bank, The Market Common, Virginia Hardware and Whitlow's, along with Arlington's firefighters will host this event to benefit the 911 Scholarship Fund.
<cal2>“Uncle Tom's Cabin” The most influential play in U.S. history is revived to commemorate the 150th anniversary of George Aiken's powerful stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel. The production will run from Sept. 12-Oct. 19 at the American Century Theatre, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets are $17-$24. Call 703-553-8782 or visit www.americancentury.org.
Building the Pentagon sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society. Michael Yopp, architect and historic preservationist at the Pentagon Renovation Office, presents "Building the Pentagon: 1942-1943, National Symbol, Architectural Marvel, National Landmark" at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. at 7:45 p.m. in the auditorium. Call 703-228-7696.
Senior Walking Club at Dawson Terrace Senior Center will walk an hour in the neighborhood at 9:30 a.m. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300 to sign up.
Author Discussion Glen O. Gabbard discusses his new book "The Psychology of the Sopranos," which delves into the preoccupation with the show "The Sopranos." Ollson's Books and Records, 2111 Wilson Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-525-4227.
All Media Juried Exhibit, showcases the diversity and talent of 35 artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Works selected represent a range of media, including drawing, painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography and mixed media installations. Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, through Oct. 26. Opening reception tonight from 6-8 p.m.; juror's lecture on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Call 703-228-7710.
AAUW Program "Getting to Know the Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)" features a report on the Arlington Branch AAUW "Partnership for Education" with Barrett Elementary School. Barrett Elementary School (Library), 4401 N. Henderson Road, from 6:30-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
<cal2>Open House for Levine School of Music, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Faculty will be on hand to discuss group lessons, private lessons and performing ensembles. Register for the fall school year. Call 703-237-5655.
Honey Bees, a nature program for children grades 1-2, celebrates National Honey Month. Learn all about the lives of bees and enjoy a honey-tasting as part of the program. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. A $2 fee. Reservations required. Call 703-228-3403.
Senior Barbecue at Aurora Hills Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear country duds and enjoy the country music. Cost is $5. Call 703-228-5722 to sign up.
Watercolor Exhibit "Drawn Near: Water Colors" features the work of Rachel Collins, though Oct. 1, at Marymount University's Barry Gallery in the Reinsch Library on the University's main campus, 2807 North Glebe Road. Reception tonight will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 703-284-1561.
<cal2>Folk Music Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy join Dennis and Martha Doyle and other local performers for contemporary folk music at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Light refreshments will be served. Requested donation is $5-$7. Call 703-528-5406.
2002 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics will be held Sept. 14-26. Participants 50 and older compete in more than 25 indoor and outdoor activities. Events include golf, tennis, swimming, cribbage, cards, pickleball, line dancing, horseshoes, archery, basketball, chess, racquetball and shuffleboard. Events in track and field begin at Falls Church High School at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Call 703-228-4403.
Ray Barretto, one of the pioneers of Latin-jazz fusion and the architect of what is now referred to as salsa, will be performing at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call 703-218-6500, or visit tickets.com for tickets. Call 703-228-1850.
"Endangered Species," from 2:30-3:30 p.m., for grades 1-5. Parents are also welcome to attend. Learn why some animals are endangered and what can be done to help them. Free. Reservations required. Call Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, at 703-228-6535.
<cal2>El Salvador Festival from 12-6 p.m. at Barcroft Park, 4100 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Free.