To have community events listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to email@example.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Photos, especially color, are encouraged. This free community listing is reserved to events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Marguerite Rogers at 703-917-6407 with questions.
<cal2>“Tea and Sympathy“. Produced by the American Century Theater. Daring and gripping when first produced, Robert Anderson’s Tea and Sympathy remains moving and gripping today. Tea and Sympathy runs Jan. 6- Feb. 5, 2005. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Jan. 23, 29, 30 and Feb. 5. Performances are at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets are $18-$26. Call 703-553-8782 or visit www.americancentury.org
The Children’s Theatre presents "Beauty and the Beast." The show runs Jan. 2-15, Fridays 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, near Glebe Road and Rt. 50. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults and $8 for children, students and seniors. Seating is reserved, reservations are recommended. Call 703-548-1154.
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. The exhibit will run from Jan. 11-March 12.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Synetic Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St., presents "Bohemians," a piece in response to world events of the last four years. Showing Jan. 14-March 6, Thursdays-Saturdays, at 8 p.m.; Sundays, at 3 p.m. Cost Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $29.
Arlington Public Schools Faculty Art Exhibit. Now-Jan. 25, at the Education Center, First Floor Gallery,1426 N. Quincy St.
NVCC Presents 50 Books/50 Covers Exhibit. Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria Campus will display the best book covers of 2003, Jan. 12-Feb. 8 in the Tyler Teaching Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Exhibit selections are made annually by AIGA, the professional association for communication design. An opening reception will be held Jan. 12, from 7-9 p.m. Since 1923, the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers competition has recognized excellence in book design and production. Call Gleeson at 703-845-6163 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2005 Miss Virginia American Coed Scholarship State Pageant is looking for contestants for the Aug. 11-14 pageant in Richmond, Va. This is an "All Natural" scholarship pageant for girls ages 3-22. The emphasis is on the academic and volunteerism. Makeup is not allowed on contestants under the age of 13. For an application e-mail email@example.com or call 804-305-4239, or visit www.msvaamericancoed.com.
The Arlington-based community theatre Dominion Stage announces its production of "Ruthless! The Musical," running Jan. 21-Feb. 5, Fridays and Saturdays and Thursday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 30 p.m. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Be advised that Dominion Stage calls this play "a dark comedy," and does not recommend it for children under 10 due to strong language and suggested violence. Fees $15 for adults, $12 for students/senior citizens, and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Call 703-683-0502 or visit www.dominionstage.org.
Creative Preschoolers Program at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. For 3-5 year olds, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-228-6430. To register, call 703-228-4747.
Cooperative Playgroup at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., for toddlers 12-36 months old with three sessions available per age group Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursdays or Fridays only from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Sessions are available throughout the year at costs ranging from $15-$30. Call 703-228-6588.
Friday Night Roller Skating at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays throughout the year for grades kindergarten-fourth. The cost is $5 per child and includes a hot dog, chips, cookies, lemonade and skate rental. No preregistration required. Helmets are required in order to participate. Call 703-228-6588 or visit.
Lynn Schmidt: Paintings and Sculpture, a mixed-media collection of sculpture, paintings and sketches, at Marymount University's Barry Art Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The exhibition runs from Jan. 14-Feb. 19. The artist's reception will be held Friday, Jan. 21, from 5-7:30 p.m. The gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. -8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Call the gallery curator at 703-284-1561.
Winter Citrus Fruit Sale hosted by the Arlington Lions Club from 8 a.m.-dark, Jan. 22-28, on the Wachovia Bank parking lot on the corner of N. Glebe Road and Lee Highway. Proceeds benefit the blind and other local charities. Grapefruit, hamlin, navel and tangerines will be sold. Due to the hurricane damage to the crop, the cost is higher than in previous years. Visit www.arlingtonhostlions.com.
Arlington National Cemetery Civil War Walk. A look at some of the many hundreds of Civil War heroes and the history of the Cemetery and the role of the Civil War in creating it. Sundays at 1 p.m. $12 per person. Call 202-903-6255 for reservations.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday,10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
Bingo. Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Fridays at 11:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center. Bilingual bingo Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Dawson Terrace. Call 703-228-4744.
Bridge, Poker and Canasta. Lee Senior Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 703-228-0555.
CyberCenter Classes. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6346 to reserve a time. Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330 to reserve a time.
Musical Groups for Seniors who like to sing, dance or play music. Four groups meet at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, which includes the Lee Jammers, Just Playin' Country, Senior Singers Chorale and the Caroleers. Three groups rehearse at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, the Songfellows, Diamonds and 60 Karats. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., is home to the Merrymakers. Each group would like new members. For more information, call Lee, 703-228-0555; Culpepper Garden, 703-228-4403 or TJ, 703-228-5920.
Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., offers a personal exercise program for seniors following a strength evaluation and fitness test. The cost is $120 for one-hour sessions with a certified personal trainer. Call for appointment, 703-228-4879.
English Classes. Registration begins in January. Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities at 18 sites in Northern Virginia. Cost is only $40 per semester, includes textbook. Call 703-534-9805, Ext. 222 or go to www.ccda.net for schedule.
Classes de Ingles. Inscripcion empezara en enero. Hogar Hispano de Caridades Catolicas ofrece clases de ingles para los adultos en 18 lugares por todo Norte Virginia. El costo es $40 y incluye el libro. Llame al 703-534-9805, Ext. 222, se habla espanol, o visita www.ccda.net para el horario.
Farmers Market. Join lovers of fresh, local grown food at the Arlington Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon, at the intersection of N. 14th Street, and N. Courthouse Road.
Master Gardeners' Plant Clinic. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 7 p.m. Gardening and plant-care advice and identification every Thursday. Call 703-228-6400.
Pub Trivia. Come to Gaffneys in Ballston on Monday nights for Headgames, an irreverent pub trivia contest. Compete to win $30, $20, and $10 gift certificates based on your knowledge of things tawdry and tasteful, academic and trashy. Questions range from Britney Spears to the French Revolution and all points in between. Games 7-8:30 p.m., no admission charge. Gaffneys is located at 4301 Fairfax Drive.
All day Monday-Friday. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call Carver at 703-228-5700, Culpepper Garden at 703-228-4403, or Thomas Jefferson at 703-228-5290.
Senior Singles Chorale. Lee Senior Action Center. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Call 703-228-0555.
Senior Travel. The county's Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) offers a variety of travel opportunities and day excursions throughout the year. Trips range in price from $8-$80 and include theaters, museums, sports, outlet shopping, casinos and historic sites. Overnight trips are planned several times a year. Seniors need to join OSAP to access the travel program at an annual cost of $10. Call Mimi Fitzgerald at 703-228-4749.