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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 Marguerite Rogers at 703-917-6407 with any questions.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 5

<cal2>Committee Meeting. Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, at 6:30 p.m., at 3033 Wilson Blvd., seventh floor.

Bird Walk for Adults. 9:30-11 a.m. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club as they walk through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Park in search of wintering birds. Beginning and experienced bird watchers are welcome. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center parking lot, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Monthly Meeting. Neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee monthly meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Conference Room C and D. Neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee monthly meeting.

Green Building Seminar. 1-4 p.m., at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., third floor. An introduction to LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED–CI). Penny Bonda, chair of the Committee for LEED Commercial Interiors, will introduce the newly adopted LEED for Commercial Interiors green-building rating system. Free; registration required. RSVP by e-mail to jkelsch@arlingtonva.us. Call 703-228-3599, or 703-228-4611 TTY.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 6

<cal2>Read Between the Lines: Mary Lawson's "Crow Lake." 11 a.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Adults. Call 703-228-6545.

After School Stories, 4 p.m., Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 S. 18th St. Stories and a craft for ages 3-6. Call 703-228-5715.

Animals in Winter at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Preschoolers will learn about animals. Ages 3-5 with an adult. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

Stop In For Stories. Stories and a craft for children ages 2- 5 with an adult. 11 a.m., at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715 or 703-228-6320 TTY.

School Board Meeting And Public Hearing. 7:30 p.m., at Arlington Education Center, 1426 N Quincy St., Room 103. School Board meeting and public hearing on proposed boundary/enrollment adjustments for selected north Arlington elementary schools. Call 703-228-6015 or 703-228-4611 TTY.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 7

<cal2>W.E.B. Griffin at Borders at Baileys Crossroads, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, at 7:30 p.m. The author will discuss his book, "By Order of the President." It is the first book in a new series that takes readers behind the scenes of contemporary counter terrorism in the wake of 9/11. Free; all are welcome. Call 703-998-0404.

Blacksmiths Guild of the Potomac meeting at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 703-228-3403.

Animals in Winter at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Preschoolers will learn about animals. Ages 3-5 with an adult. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

<cal1>SATURDAY/JAN. 8

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 4:45-6 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

Dance Performance. "Day and Night." Two performances by Jane Franklin dance at Gunston Theater One, 2700 South Lang St. 3 p.m., "Day," a concert for all ages featuring animal stories and origami. 8 p.m., "Night," featuring dances inspired by collaborations between choreographers and poets. Ticket prices 3 p.m., $15 adults, $10 children. 8 p.m. $20 general admission, $18 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.janefranklin.com. Call 703-298-3235.

Nature Strums by the Gulf Branch Hearth, from 7-8 p.m. A cozy program for families of songs, stories and animal visitors. Light refreshment. Meet at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $1 fee; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 8

<cal2>Big Elvis Birthday Show presented by Groove Quest from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at Jay’s Saloon, 3114 N. 10th St. Free. Call 703-527-3093 or visit www.groovequestproject.com.

Singles Dance sponsored by the Catholic Alumni Club of Washington, at the Holiday Inn at 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $15, proper dress requested. Ages 21 and up. Call George at 703-768-4243 or visit www.DcsingleCatholicPro.org.

Tiny Tots at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 4-4:45 p.m. for ages 1-1 1/2 with an adult. Songs, crafts, finger plays and mini hikes. $3; registration required. Call 703-228-4747.

Community Track Meet. Potomac Valley Track Club conducts all-comers indoor track meets at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Events include racewalks and runs of varying lengths. The meets are free for young athletes up to 8th grade; $3 for high school athletes; $4 for members of PVTC or DCRRC, and $5 for all others. See http://www.pvtc.org/indoor.html for full details and entry form or write racedirector@att.net or call 703-218-2726.

Pipe-Cleaner Pals. 1-2 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 6 and up are welcome. Spend the afternoon building, twisting and learning all about animals. Call 703-228-4747.

Pachyderm Party for families, from 3-4 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn about elephants with games, activities and crafts. $2 fee; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Log House Wassail Celebration for families, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn how the holidays were celebrated long ago. $2; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 10

<cal2>Wiser or Wider: The Future of I-66 in Arlington, a town hall meeting hosted by the Arlington Coalition for Sensible Transportation (ACST) at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), 4301 Wilson Blvd. in Ballston, ground-floor conference room, CC-2. From 7-8:30 p.m. ACST will lead brainstorming and activity sessions to help build a citizens’ movement for a "wiser, not wider" I-66. Call Robert P. Morgan at 703-465-1245.

Book Discussion at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 N. Military Road. 7:30 p.m. Discuss Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter." Call 703-228-6330.

Monday's Child at Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, 11 a.m. Stories for ages 3-6. Call 703-228-5713.

Speaking Of Books. 7 p.m., at Westover Branch Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Discuss Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran." For two years, every Thursday morning in Iran, Azar Nafisi met with seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. Despite arbitrary raids by Islamic morality squads and fundamentalist control of universities, these young women risked removing their veils and discussed works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabakov. Call 703-228-5260 or 703-228-6320 TTY.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 11

<cal2>Adult Birding Trip to Cape Henlopen State Park in Deleware. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, a bag lunch and snacks for the day. The van leaves from Lubber Run Recreation Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive. $20; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Life for Immigrant and Refugee Women: Third meeting in the Global Issues are Women’s Issues series sponsored by the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women. 7 p.m., at the National Science Foundation building, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 110. RSVP to Nancy H. Morgan, 703-465-1245.

Swing Dance with Lush Life at the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., from 9-11 p.m. $10. Visit www.gottaswing.com or call 703-359-9166.

Steering Committee Meeting. 7-9 p.m., at Arlington Mill Community Center, Room 126. The AMCC Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from local neighborhoods, Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools. The steering committee will work with the architectural consultant team over the next 18 months to help guide the design of the new community center and continuing education high school and to contribute to the project’s public information and involvement efforts. Steering committee meetings are open to the public. Call 703-228-0787 or 703-228-4611 TTY.

Mental Health Advocacy. Arlington County Board member Barbara Favola offers her perspective on Arlington mental health services to NAMI-Arlington’s monthly advocacy meeting at 7:30 p.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 North Glebe Road. For more information, call Betsy Greer at 703/525-8616.

School Board Work Session. 7:30 p.m., at Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St., Rooms 101/102. Work session on boundary and enrollment adjustment recommendations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 12

<cal2>Mike Lupica at Borders at Baileys Crossroads, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, at 7:30 p.m. The New York Daily News sports columnist will talk about his new sports thriller, "Too Far." Call 703-998-0404.

Tiny Tots at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 10-10:45 a.m., for ages 1-1 1/2 with an adult. Songs, crafts, finger plays and mini hikes. $3; registration required. Call 703-228-4747.

Emancipated Dressmaker. For ages 7-11. Learn about a woman who purchased freedom for herself and her son. During and after the Civil War, she used her talent and intellect to establish her own dressmaking business for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and other notable Washington figures. Includes pictures, stories, and music. 4- 5 p.m., at Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site. Registration is required. $3 per child. Call 703-228-4747 or 703-228-4611 TTY.

Nature Center: Snowbirds. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 1:30-2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. For ages 3 -5 years with an adult. Preschoolers will learn all about the birds that are year-round residents in this highly interactive program which may include stories, a craft, and a short hike. Registration is required. $3 per child. Call 703-228-4747 or 703-228-4611 TTY.

<cal1>Thursday/ Jan. 13

<cal2>Jonathan Lowy at Borders at Baileys Crossroads, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, at 7:30 p.m. The author will discuss "The Temple of Music," his new historical novel of the Gilded Age and the tempestuous events that rocked turn-of-the-century America. Call 703-998-0404.

Stop In For Stories. Stories and a craft for children ages 2- 5 with an adult. 11 a.m., at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715 or 703-228-6320 TTY.

After School Stories. Stories and a craft for children ages 3 -6. 4 p.m., at Aurora Hills Branch Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715 or 703-228-6320 TTY.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 14

<cal2>Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m., Arlington Arts Center will reopen with the exhibition, State of the Art, a Mid-Atlantic Regional Overview, which pays tribute to the spirit and variety of artists who live and work in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

<cal1>Saturday/ Jan. 15

<cal2>Susan Vreeland at Borders at Baileys Crossroads, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, at 7:30 p.m. The author will discuss her new collection of stories about art, artists and the lives they’ve touched. Call 703-998-0404.

To Build a Fire. From 10-11 a.m., at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults with children ages 10 and up can learn about fire safety, the history of fire-starting techniques, how to build, feed and correctly put out a fire. $5 fee per family; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Owls of Virginia. Kent Knowles, president of the Raptor Conservatory of Virginia, will share his insight into these mysterious creatures of the night. 2-3 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free; reservations required.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 4:45-6 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. Call 703-228-4747.

Asian Fortune Tsunami Relief Benefit. Includes silent auction. Every dollar generated will go toward the Tsunami victims via American Red Cross. Venue will be announced. 6– 9.30 p.m. $20 per person. RSVP at tsunamireliefdc@asianfortune.com or call 202-468-5668.

To Build A Fire. For adults with children ages 10 and up. Learn all about fire safety, the history of fire-starting techniques and how to build, feed and correctly put out a fire, then build small fires outside. 10 -11 a.m., at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Registration is required. $5 per family. Call 703-228-4747 or 703-228-4611 TTY.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 16

<cal2>Winter Dance Concert, Choreographers Collaboration Project, 7 p.m., George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. $8 at the door. Call 703-683-2070.

36th Annual Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate through words, music and dance featuring the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest for Arlington Public School students will read their essays on the theme "Dear Dr. King, If I were President I would ..." 7-9 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or 703-228-4641 TTY.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 18

<cal2>The Comedy of Errors, a complete reading by the Washington Shakespeare Company, 601 S. Clark St. 7:30 p.m., $5 at the door. Call 703-418-4808 or visit www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 19

<cal2>Mammal Games at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 3-4:30 p.m. Hyperactive animal games indoors and out. Dress for the weather. Free. Children ages 6-10 are welcome; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 20

<cal2>100 Words for Snow. From 4-5 p.m., at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Use fun activities to learn when and why it snows, how snow grows and which plants and animals like it. Make snow scenes and write a snow poem. $3 fee; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

School Board Meeting. 7:30 p.m., at Arlington Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St., Room 103. Call 703-228-6015 or 703-228-4611 TTY.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 22

<cal2>Snakes Alive! From 2-3 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about these often misunderstood creatures. Participants will literally be able to get up close and personal with them. $1 fee; reservations required.

Hendry House Winter Adventure, from 2 p.m., on Saturday overnight to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23. Children ages 7-12 can join the Park Rangers for art activities, games, pizza, a starry night and pancake breakfast. Bring your sleeping bag, a flashlight, a warm jacket and clothes. Meet at Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, 2411 N. 24th St. $75 fee; reservations required. Call 703-525-0168.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 4:45-6 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 23

<cal2>Community Track Meet. Potomac Valley Track Club conducts all-comers indoor track meets at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Events include racewalks and runs of varying lengths. The meets are free for young athletes up to 8th grade; $3 for high school athletes, $4 for members of PVTC or DCRRC, and $5 for all others. See http://www.pvtc.org/indoor.html for full details and entry form or write racedirector@att.net or call 703-218-2726.

Learning about Landscapes at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, from 2-3:30 p.m. Adults. Winter is a good time to see the shape of the land. Learn to recognize landscape forms and what causes them. Program will start with a slide presentation and finish with a winter walk to the Potomac to look for geological features. Free; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 24

<cal2>Owl Prowl, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Adults. Learn fascinating facts about these avian predators. Go in search of owls and their roosts. The van will leave from Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $15; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc. meeting. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 703-228-6535.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 25

<cal2>Love’s Labour’s Lost, a complete reading by the Washington Shakespeare Company, 601 S. Clark St. 7:30 p.m., $5 at the door. Call 703-418-4808 or visit www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

Stella Rimington at Borders at Baileys Crossroads, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, at 7:30 p.m. The former director general of Britain’s Security Service, MI5, and the first woman to hold the post, talks about her debut thriller, "At Risk." Call 703-998-0404.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Microminerologist of the National Capital Area, Inc. meeting. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 703-228-6535.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 27

<cal2>The Williamsburg Woman's Club of Arlington will hold its monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m., at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Diane Young, director of AMEN, will speak about the agency and describe its work in the community. Call 703-538-7044.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 28

<cal2>Under the Ice. From 10-11 a.m., for ages 8-10. Learn about what still lives in the winter pond; then go outside and with magnifying glasses and extract creatures from the depths. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3 fee; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Popcorn Fun, from 1-2 p.m, for ages 8 and up, at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn how Native Americans cooked it up and all about corn evolution; and then, create a popcorn craft. $3 fee; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5-6:15 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 30

<cal2>Feeding Frenzy. From 2:30-3:30 p.m., for families at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn about animal appetites and then help to feed the animals. $3 fee; reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5-6:15 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. Call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 1

<cal2>Romeo and Juliet, a complete reading by the Washington Shakespeare Company, 601 S. Clark St. 7:30 p.m., $5 at the door. Call 703-418-4808 or visit www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/FEB. 2

<cal2>The Seasons Sewn. 4-5 p.m., at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. For ages 7 to 11. Gather around the fireplace to hear stories of pioneer quilting and then try your hand at stitching. $4 fee per child, includes materials. To register, call 703-228-3403.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, at 6:30 p.m., at 3033 Wilson Blvd., room 7A.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 4

<cal2>Blacksmiths Guild of the Potomac meeting at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 703-228-3403.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Feb. 5

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>SUNDAY/FEB. 6

<cal2>Habitat Open House. 1-4 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Meet Arlington's Community Wildlife Habitat Team and learn about their efforts to make Arlington the first county in the nation recognized through the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Habitat Program as a certified Wildlife Habitat Community. Free, no reservations required.

Community Track Meet. Potomac Valley Track Club conducts all-comers indoor track meets at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Events include racewalks and runs of varying lengths. The meets are free for young athletes up to 8th grade; $3 for high school athletes, $4 for members of PVTC or DCRRC, and $5 for all others. See http://www.pvtc.org/indoor.html for full details and entry form or write racedirector@att.net or call 703-218-2726.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Dance Performance, at 8 p.m., at The Jack Guidone Theater At Joy Of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. The Arlington-based Jane Franklin Dance joins with Richmond's Starr Foster Dance Project to present 119 Miles. Call 202-362-3042 or visit www.janefranklin.com.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Dance Performance, at 7 p.m., at The Jack Guidone Theater At Joy Of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. The Arlington-based Jane Franklin Dance joins with Richmond's Starr Foster Dance Project to present 119 Miles. Call 202-362-3042 or visit www.janefranklin.com

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 18

<cal2>Blacksmiths Guild of the Potomac meeting at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 703-228-3403.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Feb. 19

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:30-6:45 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>THURSDAY/FEB. 24

<cal2>Moon Madness. For adults. 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Learn about the moon, why is seems to change, theories about its formation and myths and legends from around the world. Then go outside and study the full moon with a telescope and binoculars, followed by hot cider. $3 fee per person. To register, call 703-243-7329.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 26

<cal2>"Celebrate the Animals." By the Arlington Symphony. A family concert at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, Arlington. For tickets and information, call the Arlington Symphony at 703-528-1817.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:30-6:45 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 28

<cal2>Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc. meeting. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 703-228-6535.

<cal1>Saturday/March 5

<cal2> Arlington Symphony Subscription Concert 3: "Sparkling Colors." Nathaniel Rosen, cello, joins other ASO soloists, Osman Kivrak, viola, and Irina Garkavi, violin, for a performance of Strauss's Don Quixote. "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky completes the program. Edith Grossman, the respected translator of the most recent version of Cervantes' literary classic Don Quixote, will be participate in the pre-concert chat and book signing. 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.

<cal1>Saturday/March 12

<cal2>Songs of Our Sisters. Music by contemporary female composers, performed by the Washington Women's Chorus and choral students from the Holton-Arms School, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Arlington. For more information, visit www.washingtonwomenschorus.org.

<cal1>Friday/April 8

<cal2>Arlington Symphony Subscription Concert 4: "Flawless Inspiration." The ASO is joined by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society for a presentation of the Requiem by Verdi. 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.

<cal1>Saturday/May 14

<cal2>Arlington Symphony Subscription Concert 5: "Brilliant Gems." The all-orchestral program of audience favorites includes William Tell Overture by Rossini, The Moldau by Smetana, Bolero by Ravel, Khachaturian's Spartacus Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia, and Porgy & Bess by Gershwin. A surprise encore is planned. 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.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Feb. 5

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Feb. 12

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Feb. 19

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:30-6:45 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Feb. 26

<cal2>Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 5:30-6:45 p.m., at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn all about these engaging nocturnal acrobats. $2 fee per person. To register, call 703-228-4747.