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To have community events listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Photos, especially color, are encouraged. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. This free community listing is reserved for events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 7

<cal2>Literary Reading. M.A. Schaffner, Jean-Sinclair Symmes and Dean Smith read their poetry and fiction from Minimus Literary Magazine at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington County Central Library. The event is free. Central Library is located at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

Healthy Home Fair. Arlington's first Healthy Home Fair will be held, from 7- 9 p.m., in the Central Library Auditorium. The event is open to the public. Central library is located at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

Oh Them Bones! The Gulf Branch Nature Center will teach children about animal skeletons and bones at 1:30 p.m. The event is intended for ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration is requested.

Tiny Tots. Ages 1 1/2 through 2 years with an adult at Long Branch Nature Center at 11:15 a.m. Reservations are required. Long Branch Nature Center is located at 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington.

3s and 4s Together. Stories, songs, finger plays and a craft for children ages 3-4 with an adult at Cherrydale Library at 11:15 a.m. Cherrydale is located at 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Fire Safety Week. Meet a firefighter, hear a story, explore a fire engine and find out what firefighters do at Cherrydale Library at 11 a.m. Cherrydale Library is located at 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Toddler Time. Stories, songs, finger play and a craft for age 2 with an adult at Cherrydale Library at 10:15 a.m. Cherrydale is located at 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 8

<cal2>Open House at Arlington House. 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society. Talk: "Lee and John Brown at Harper's Ferry." Free; includes music and candlelight. For reservations or more information, call 703-235-1530 or visit www.nps.gov/arho/pphtml/eventdetail14514.html.

Tiny Tots. Ages 1 1/2 through 2 years with an adult discover the wonders of nature at Long Branch Nature Center at 11:15 a.m. Registration is required. Long Branch is located at 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington.

Oh Them Bones! Ages 3- 5 with an adult learn about animal skeletons and bones at Gulf Branch Nature Center at 10:30 a.m. Gulf Branch is located at 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 9

<cal2>Art Show. Arlington artist LeAnn Kalita will hold her Fall Art Show at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va. The show is open for visitors Oct. 9-24. For information and hours, call 540-955-4200.

Oktoberfest 2004. The fifth annual Capitol City Brewing Oktoberfest will be held from 12-7 p.m. at the Village in Shirlington. The festival will feature 31 local breweries and food from 10 restaurants. Congressman Jim Moran will tap the first keg at noon.

Wine & Cheese Fund-raiser. St. Charles young adults hosts a wine and cheese party for young adults in their 20s and 30s to benefit Borromeo Housing at the Philippine Medical Mission at the St. Charles Community Center 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. The St. Charles Community Center is located at 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington.

Grand Opening Celebration for Powhatan Springs Park. The park features the skate park, the children's rain garden and the youth athletic field. Grand opening events will include pro skater demos, an artist talk, an open skate and open BMX sessions. Powhatan Springs Park is located at 6020 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. For more information, call 703-533-2362. In case of rain call 703-228-4715.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 10

<cal2>Meet the Student Artists. Students from Drew Model Elementary School and art teacher Connie Usova, who created the Arlington Historical Society 2005 Calendar, will be at Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road, 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-892-4204 or visit www.ArlingtonHistorical Society.org.

Creating Community: The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. 2 p.m., in the auditorium at Arlington central Library. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a daily ritual performed in homes throughout this African country and continues to be enacted on special occasions by many Ethiopians who have made Arlington their home. More than just a coffee break, the ceremony is an expression of respect to elders and is a special time to share news and nourish friendships. Join coffee importer Tamiru Degefa and an Ethiopian woman in traditional costume as they enact this unique ceremony, from the preparation of the beans to the serving of the coffee. Coffee and traditional breads will be served. For details, call Zewdu Mantegbot, 703-228-5988.

Ancient music. SAVAE performs music from the Jewish, Christian, Greek, African, Aztec, Maya and Inca cultures at St. Thomas More Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. The event is free. St. Thomas More Cathedral is located at 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington.

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 12

<cal2>Arlington Advocacy Network. Sponsored by the Arlington Commission on Aging. 10 a.m. at the Warren G. Stambaugh Human Services Building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., seventh floor, Arlington. The group will be discussing existing problems in Virginia's assisted-living residences and ways to make improvements. For more information, call 703-228-1700 or e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Back Seminar. Capitol Metro Physical Therapy holds "Back to Basics" seminar at 6 p.m. To register, call 703-527-1700. Capital Metro Physical Therapy is located in the Ballston Common Mall Sport and Health Club.

Swing Dance. London's Ray Gelato and Philadelphia's City Rhythm Orchestra host a swing dance at the Clarendon Ballroom from 9-11 p.m. Cost is $10. Clarendon Ballroom is located at 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. For more information, call 703-359-9882.

Bilingual Story hour. Stories for children of all ages with an adult at Glencarlyn Library at 7:30 p.m. Glencarlyn Library is located at 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 13

<cal2>Thai Dinner. Learn basic techniques and ingredients for a Thai dinner. Among the dishes to be prepared will be Pad Thai, the Thai national dish. This class will include demonstration and tasting. Cost: $25. For more information or to register, call 703-228-6417.

Fund-raising Dinner. Catholics for Housing celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala fund-raising dinner and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Top of the Town, 1400 N. 14th St., Arlington. For information or tickets, call 703-330-1541.

Afternoon Stories. Stories for children ages 3-6 at Westover Library at 2 p.m. Westover is located at 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington.

Bedtime Stories. Stories for children ages 3-6 at Westover Library at 7 p.m. Westover is located at 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington.

Chesapeake Bay Ecology. Find out how our actions on land can have an impact on improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay at Gulf Branch Nature Center at 8:30 a.m. For adults. Register before attending. Gulf Branch is located at 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Chipmunk Chatter. Learn about chipmunks and make a craft at Gulf Branch Nature Center at 2:30 p.m. For ages 7-10. Register before attending. Gulf Branch is located at 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Community Development Meeting. The Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee meets for CDBG Proposal review sessions at 6:30 p.m. at 3033 Wilson Blvd., room 7B.

Family Stories. Stories for children ages 3-6 at Glencarlyn Library at 7:30 p.m. Glencarlyn Library is located at 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington.

Family Stories. Stories, songs, poetry and a craft for ages 3-7 at Shirlington Library at 7 p.m. Shirlington Library is located at 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington.

Stop In For Stories. Stories for children of all ages with an adult at Cherrydale Library at 7 p.m. Cherrydale is located at 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Arlington Public Schools "College Night 2004." Representatives from more than 140 colleges and universities will be on hand from 7-9 p.m. at Ballston Common Mall. The event will include a workshop on college admissions at 7:15 p.m. followed by a workshop on financial aid 8:15 p.m. An information session on college options for students with disabilities also will be offered at 8:15 p.m. A list of the colleges, universities and trade schools expected to participate will be available on the Arlington Public Schools Web site at http://www.arlington.k12.va.us/SCR/events/college_fair_exhibitors.html. There is no charge. For more information, contact Arlington Public Schools Special Projects Coordinator Margaret Stephens-Reed at 703-228-2581.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 14

<cal2>Public Meeting on Airport Noise. Discuss the noise compatibility study for Reagan National Airport with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. 6:30-9 p.m. at the Arlington County Offices at Courthouse Plaza, room 307, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. For more information, visit www.mwaa.com.

2004 Community Breakfast Forum. Meet the Fort Myer military community. 7-9 a.m. in the Koran Room at the Fort Myer Officer's Club. RSVP by Oct. 7 to 703-696-3283.

Injury Prevention. Injury Prevention for Seniors, at 9:30 a.m., at Capitol Metro Physical Therapy. To register, call 703-527-1700. Capitol Metro Physical Therapy is located in the Ballston Common Mall Sport and Health Club.

Casino Night/Charity Auction. Mount Vernon Lee Enterprises Inc. and Alternative Paths Training School host the first annual Casino Night and Charity Auction from 6:30-10 p.m. The event will take place at The Top of the Town, 1400 N. 14th St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-766-8708 ext. 103.

3s And 4s Together. Stories, songs, finger plays and a craft for children ages 3-4 with an adult. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington

After-school Stories. Stories and a craft for children ages 3-6. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Branch Library.

Fire Safety Week Meet a firefighter, hear a story, explore a fire engine and find out what firefighters do. 4 p.m. at Glencarlyn Branch Library.

Get the Scoop on Your Favorite author. 3 p.m., CyberCenter: Practice using databases and the Internet to find information about authors and literary works, fiction, detectives, science fiction, and romance, title lists, biographical information, reviews and criticism, author read-alikes, and more. For prerequisites and to register, call 703-228-6346.

Peter Max. The pop artist brings his new "Colors of a Better World" exhibit to the Wentworth Galleries in the D.C. area. 6-9 p.m. at the Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Arlington.

Toddler Time. Stories, songs, finger plays and a craft for children age 2 with an adult. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Branch Library.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 16

<cal2>Clarendon Day. A street party held from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Clarendon Day features the cuisine of local restaurants, the music of local bands, antiques and collectibles markets, and the art of area craft makers and artists. Call 703-276-0228 or visit www.clarendon.org.

"Vaudeville!" Arlington Chorus presents the "Vaudeville" show featuring the Potomac Harmony Chorus at 3 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Theater. The Thomas Jefferson Theater is located at 125 South Old Glebe Road in Arlington. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and children.

"Outside the Ballot Box: Election 2004 and Beyond." Hosted by Press Action, an online magazine, with panelists including law professor and author Elaine Casel, social activist Mark Andersen and author Mickey Z. Doors at 4:30 p.m.; forum starts at 5 p.m. At Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. For more information call 703-477-1011 or e-mail mark@pressaction.com.

Fall Festival. Fall activities for children including a puppet show, crafts, games, blacksmithing, wood sawing, corn shucking, and more. Lunch available for purchase, small admission fee. Silent auction. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, 923 South 23rd Street, Arlington. For more information, call 703-624-1309 or visit www.novawaldorf.org.

"The Really Big Razzamatazz Vaudeville Show." By award-winning women's barbershop group Potomac Harmony Chorus. 3 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and children. For more information, call 703-764-3896 or visit www.potomacharmony.com.

"Songs of the Masters." Works by Porpora, Reinberger and Hayden, performed by the Washington Women's Chorus at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Arlington. For more information, visit www.washingtonwomenschorus.org.

Children's games and stories. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society. 1-4 p.m. at Ball-Sellers House, 5620 Third St. South, Arlington. For more information, call 703-892-4204 or visit www.ArlingtonHistorical Society.org.

Prayer Breakfast. Multicultural Clergy Prayer Breakfast, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 3412 S. 22nd St., Arlington. RSVP by Oct. 10 by calling 703-641-0100.

"Growing Up in Lyon Park, Henry Clay School." 10 a.m.-noon at Arlington Central Library. Sara Collins interviews Arthur Vliet; audience shares memories. Hosted by the Arlington Historical Society. For more information, call 703-892-4204 or visit www.ArlingtonHistorical Society.org.

Grey House Potters. Celebrate Grey House Potters 24th birthday by meeting potters Jennifer Dinkelmeyer and Jan Mcqueary, and having tea and sandwiches. The show will run through Nov. 16. Grey House Potters is located at 5509 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 18

<cal2>Gallery Opening. "Stone on Stone," watercolors by Gwen Bragg will be at Cassatt's Cafe and Art Gallery from Oct. 18- 31. A reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cassatt's is located at 4536 Lee Highwy, Arlington.

Buy It Online. 3 p.m. at the CyberCenter at Columbia Pike, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Tips and strategies for safe and secure online shopping. Learn how to comparison shop and evaluate online merchants. For prerequisites and to register, call 703-228-7763.

<cal1>TUESDAY/OCT. 19

<cal2>Pilates Seminar. Pilates for a Healthy Back Seminar, at 6 p.m., at Capitol Metro Physical Therapy. To register call 703-527-1700. Capitol Metro Physical Therapy is located in the Ballston Common Mall Sport and Health Club.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 20

<cal2>Clarendon House Meeting. A Friends of Clarendon House meeting will be held at Clarendon House at 7:45 p.m. Clarendon House is located at 3141 N. 10th St., Arlington.

Financial Seminar. Free "Proper Assett Allocation for all the Stages in your Life" seminar at the Central Library auditorium from 7-9 p.m. To register, call 703-228-6417. Central Library is located at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

Business Plan Essentials. 6 p.m. at Arlington Business Center, 1100 North Glebe Road, suite 1500. What do banks and landlords look for when they review your business plan? At this workshop you'll learn business strategies to write the perfect plan for your success. Also presented in Spanish. Call 703-228-0802.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Friends Of The Library Fall Book sale. Members-only preview, 6-9 p.m. in garage level 1 at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Call 703-228-5981 for details.

<cal1>SATURDAY/OCT. 23

<cal2>Make a Difference Day. Arlington residents are contributing to national Make a Difference Day by removing invasive plants and cleaning up trash from 9 a.m. to noon. To find a location near you, call 703-228-7636.

Voices of Change. OAR celebrates 30 years of service through music, art, poetry, storytelling and desserts at the Lyceum from 7:30-11 p.m. The Lyceum is located at 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-228-7030.

Friends Of The Library Fall Book sale. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in garage level 1 at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Call 703-228-5981 for details.

<cal1>SUNDAY/OCT. 24

<cal2>Clean Environment Volunteers. Volunteers needed to collect native acorns and nuts for local restoration project use from 2-4 p.m. Potomac Overlook is located at 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington.

Friends Of The Library Fall Book sale. 12-6 p.m. in garage level 1 at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Bargain day. Call 703-228-5981 for details.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 25

<cal2>The Great Collaboration. Dr. Peter Henriques discusses the relationship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton from 3-4:30 p.m. at Central Library. Central Library is located at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

<cal1>TUESDAY/OCT. 26

<cal2>Theatre Premier. Signature Theatre presents "Highest Yellow," a new musical by five-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa and award-winning playwright John Strand. "The Highest Yellow" is the first commissioned musical in Signature's history. The show will run through Dec. 12; performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $30 and $49 and are available through tickets.com. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.signature-theatre.org.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/OCT. 27

<cal2>Election Lecture. The Spotlight Speaker Series on Politics, Law, and Negotiations presents "The Election: What's at Stake?" at 7 p.m. The panel will be held at the Arlington campus of George Mason University, 3401 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. The event is free and open to the public.

Brain Aerobics. Learn ways to promote healthy brain function and behaviors that may protect against cognitive decline at Sunrise at Bluemont Park from 7-8:30 p.m. Speaker: Nancy Dezan, program manager, Alzheimer's Association Sunrise is located at 5900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Financial Seminar. Free "Understanding Bonds" seminar at the Central Library auditorium from 7-9 p.m. To register, call 703-228-6417. Central Library is located at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 28

<cal2>Genealogy Online – Trace Your Family History. 3 p.m. in the CyberCenter at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. new database HeritageQuest Online, provides research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Learn the ins and outs of this unique, growing collection available in the library and from home. For prerequisites and to register, call 703-228-6346.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 29

<cal2>Nosferatu: Symphony Meets Vampire. By the Arlington Symphony. 1922 "Dracula" silent film with original live-music score and Halloween activities. 7:30 p.m.at the Schlesinger Center, Alexandria Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20 general admission. For tickets and information, call the Arlington Symphony at 703-528-1817.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Arlington Symphony Subscription Concert 2: "A Cut Above." Elmar Oliveira performs the Barber Violin Concerto, with the ASO also presenting Sinfonietta by Poulenc and the Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No. 5. 8 p.m. at the Schlesinger Center, Alexandria Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. For tickets and information, call the Arlington Symphony at 703-528-1817.

Arlington Prepares Fair. 9 a.m. to noon at Arlington Career Center. 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Arlington's Office of Emergency Management, Arlington Citizen Corps Council and other partner organizations will offer free information to help you prepare for and recover after an emergency. Free.

<cal1>SUNDAY/OCT. 31

<cal2>Live Music. The Metropolitan Chorus performs at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, youth and military. Mount Olivet is located at 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington.

Nosferatu: Symphony Meets Vampire. By the Arlington Symphony. 1922 "Dracula" silent film with original live-music score and Halloween activities. 3 p.m. at the Schlesinger Center, Alexandria Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20 general admission. For tickets and information, call the Arlington Symphony at 703-528-1817.