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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>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.

DeVry Open House. Discuss the undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at DeVry University's Arlington campus from 12 to 6 p.m. DeVry University is located at 2341 Jefferson Davis Highway. Call 703-414-4000 or visit www.devry.edu.

Artists Reception. The artists from the Arlington Public Schools Fall High School Photo Show hold a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The show takes place at The Education Center and runs through Dec. 7. The Education Center is located at 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. For more information, call 703-228-6170.

<cal1>THURSDAY/OCT. 21

<cal2>Story Time. Stories, songs, finger plays and a craft for ages 3 to 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 ages 3 to 6. Begins at 4 p.m., at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington.

Transit Forum. This forum gives customers of Metrorail, Metrobus and Arlington Transit (ART) the opportunity to meet with senior Arlington County staff responsible for coordinating and planning Metrobus and ART service. Come prepared with questions, comments, suggestions or concerns about transit in Arlington County. 7 p.m., at 3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Candidates Forum. Sponsored by Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance. The forum begins at 7 p.m. with U.S. House of Representative-Eighth District of Virginia candidates, followed at 7:45 p.m. by Arlington County Board candidates. Arlington residents are invited to attend. The forum will be held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative conference center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

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

School Board Meeting. 7:30 p.m., at the Arlington Education Center. The Education Center is located at 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

<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, call 703-228-7636.

Voices of Change. Arlington-based 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.

Community Forum on Cameron Run Watershed Management Plan. The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services will host a community forum from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Holmes Middle School, 6525 Montrose St., to obtain public input on the development of a management plan for the Cameron Run Watershed. The Cameron Run Watershed is just south of I-66 inside the Beltway, and includes parts of Falls Church, Arlington and Alexandria. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/watersheds or call 866-341-4599.

Teen Day at Ballston Common Mall, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.,

for all Arlington teens. Movie and store discounts, special shows and entertainment, bands, fashions shows and advice, a holiday job fair, and more. Teen identification or school schedule required for discounts. For more information, visit www.ballston-common.com, www.arlingtonteens.net or call 703-228-1671.

Oyster Feast/Pig Roast. All you can eat feast from 5-8 p.m., at the American Service Center, 601 N. Randolph St., Arlington. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis outreach programs to youth. Tickets cost $27 for adults, $10 for children. For advance tickets or more information, call Richard Ball at 703-671-9017.

Snakes Alive. Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to learn about snakes at Long Branch Nature Center, at 3:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center is located at 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington.

Fluorescent Minerals Campfire. The whole family is invited to join for stories, animal guests, games, songs and treats, at 6 p.m., at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Bazaar/Flea Market. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church holds a Flea Market and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a bake sale, silent auction, special treasures, house wares, jewelry, games, toys and lunch. Arlington Forest is located at 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. For more information, call 703-525-0961 or visit www.arlingtonforestchurch.org.

Creepy Crawly Campfire. Stories, animal guests, games, songs and treats for the whole family, at 5:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington.

Trip to Warrenton, Va. "Legends Of The Gray Ghost." History enthusiasts and novices are invited to explore several sites in and around Warrenton. Participants will visit the Spilman-Mosby House, the Old Jail Museum and other sites. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. The van leaves from the Lubber Run Recreation Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive, Arlington at 8:30 p.m.

<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.

Spider Quest. Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to learn about spiders, at 3 p.m., at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington.

<cal1>MONDAY/OCT. 25

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

Story Time. Stories, finger plays, poetry and a craft for 2s and 3s at the Shirlington Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Shirlington Library is located at 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive., Arlington.

Candidates Night. Members of the public are invited to ask the candidates how they plan to support the arts in Arlington County, from 7-9 p.m., at the Gunston II Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Candidates confirmed to attend include Libby Garvey, Bill Barker, Barbara Favola and Jim Moran. Call Jeremy Mayer at 703-527-2795.

Read to Me. Stories for children ages 2 to 4 with an adult, at Columbia Pike Library, at 6:30 p.m. Columbia Pike Library is located at 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington.

Monday's Child. Stories for children ages 3 to 6 at Columbia Pike Library, at 11 a.m. Columbia Pike Library is located at 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, 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.

"Housing Options for Older Persons." A session in the Arlington Agency on Aging free information series, "Ask an Expert." Questions will be fielded on any community resources or issues affecting older persons in Arlington. 6:30 p.m. at the Warren G. Stambaugh Department of Human Services Building, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Metro stop, on the seventh floor. Preregistration preferred. For more information or to register, contact the Arlington Agency on Aging at 703-228-1700, TTY 703-228-1788, or e-mail arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

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

Moon of Changing Leaves. For ages 3 through 5 with an adult. Learn how Native Americans celebrated the seasons with stories, a craft and a short hike, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington.

Swing Dance. Clarendon Ballroom hosts a swing dance with The Grandsons from 9 to 11 p.m. Cost is $10. Clarendon Ballroom is located at 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. For more information, call 703-359-9882.

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

<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.

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

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

Civil War Story Time. Civil War Story Times for ages 7 to 11. 2:30 p.m., at Fort C.F. Smith Park & Historic Site, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. A $5 fee per person must be received at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road.

Stop In For Stories. Stories for children of all ages with an adult, at Cherrydale Library, at 7 p.m. Children may bring their favorite teddy bear to share story time with. Cherrydale Library is located at 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington.

Advisory Committee. The Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee holds a proposal review session at 6:30 p.m. The meeting takes place at 3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

The Election: What's at Stake? Presented by a panel of professors with the GMU School of Public Policy, this is the first of a four-part Spotlight Speaker series featuring issues important to citizens of Arlington and the metro area. Co-sponsored by Arlington Public Libraries. 7 p.m., at George Mason University, Arlington campus.

Family Stories. Stories for children ages 3 to 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 to 7, at Shirlington Library. Shirlington Library is located at 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive, 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.

Women's Club. The Williamsburg Women's Club of Arlington holds its monthly annual meeting at 11:45 a.m. The meeting will be at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, call 703-538-7044.

TV Discussion. Discussion for parents on television's effects on the mental, physical and emotional development of children. 7:30 p.m., at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, 923 S. 23rd St., Arlington. To register, call 703-624-1309 or visit www.novawaldorf.org.

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.

Last Day To Request Absentee Ballot By Mail. Citizens who will be away from Arlington or unable to go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, and want to have an absentee ballot mailed to you must apply at the at Office of Voter Registration, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., by 5 p.m.

<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.

Potomac Valley Watercolorists Annual Fall Art Exhibit and Sale. Forty artists from the greater Washington metropolitan area will exhibit original paintings at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, from 3-7 p.m. A wide variety of sizes and styles, including both framed and unframed paintings, will be available for sale — cash, check or credit caRoad Admittance free. For more information, call Amanda Lee at 703-548-2032, or go to potomacvalleywatercolorists.com.

Gavin DeGraw and Michael Tolcher. Concert at 8 p.m. at Verizon Sports Arena on the campus of Marymount University, Marymount University. Tickets $15 students, $20 general admission, available from Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-527-6384.

<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.

Potomac Valley Watercolorists Annual Fall Art Exhibit and Sale. Forty artists from the greater Washington metropolitan area will exhibit original paintings at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, from noon to 4 p.m. A wide variety of sizes and styles, including both framed and unframed paintings, will be available for sale — cash, check or credit caRoad Admittance free. For more information, call Amanda Lee at 703-548-2032, or go to potomacvalleywatercolorists.com.