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<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 21

<cal2>The Brave Men of the Signal Corp. Children 7-11 can learn secret codes sent using flags and telescopes. 3:30-4:30 p.m. $2. Meet at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Reserve a spot by calling 703-228-4747.

The Four Mile Run Restoration Project holds a public meeting from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Gunston Middle School cafeteria, 2700 S. Lang St., to receive input on the new master plan for the project. Visit www.novaregion.org/fourmilerun.htm. Contact Aileen Winquist with Arlington County at awinquist@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-3610 or Aimee Vosper with the City of Alexandria at 703-838-5095, ext. 440.

Stop in for Stories. Stories for children of all ages with an adult at 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Family Stories. Stories for the whole family to enjoy at 7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Call 703-228-6548.

Family Stories for Ages 3-7. Stories, songs, poetry and a craft for the whole family to enjoy at 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

The Dogs of War. Discussion of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," Azar Nafisi's memoir of her time gathering with her seven most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-5710.

Get Ready for Fall. Stories with puppets and guitar sing-alongs with storyteller Marlena Thompson at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2 and-a-half to 6. Call 703-241-8281.

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, discusses his new children's book, "Reaching for the Moon." Joining him will be illustrator Wendell Minor, one of six American artists selected to cover the launch of the space shuttle Discovery in 1988. Aldrin highlights points from his childhood that led to his dream of being an astronaut and making the historic moon landing. Noon at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-525-4227.

Bonnie Angelo, veteran Time correspondent, explores the often tumultuous ups and downs new members of First Families experience in her latest look at the lives of those close to the president in "First Families: The Impact of the White House on Their Lives." 7 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. At 6 p.m., Olsson's celebrates the launch of C-SPAN's new Book TV Bus. The 45 foot-long custom coach is a mobile television production studio that will travel the country promoting Book TV's nonfiction book programming. A visit to the bus includes a tour of the state-of-the-art studio set and an interactive demonstration about Book TV programming. Call 703-525-4227.

Oink Oink. A little party with refreshments and giveaways to celebrate the new book, "If You Giva a Pig a Party," by Laura Numeroff. 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harison St., Suite 10. Call 703-241-8281.

Emergency Preparedness Seminar. Hosted by Arlington County to assist participants in developing their own personal and family plans. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 Culpeper St. Call 703-228-5210.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 22

<cal2>The Washington Area Butterfly Club meeting to learn about rare Virginia butterflies. Free; reservations required. Meeting is from 7:30-9 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Call 703-228-4747.

Fall Fun. Families can celebrate the first day of fall with crafts and a walk at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. 3:45-4:45 p.m. $2 fee. Register at 703-228-4747.

Conversando Sobre Libros: Inicio de un nuevo grupo de discusión de literatura Latinoamericana y Española, a las siete. "La Sombra del Viento," de Carlos Ruiz Zafón: Un amanecer de 1945 en Barcelona, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazón de la ciudad vieja: El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. Allí encontrara un libro que cambiara el curso de su vida. Inscríbase y pida prestada una copia de "La Sombra del Viento" en el escritorio de circulación de la Biblioteca Central, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Contacto: Angélica Cofré, 703-228-5945.

Stop in for Stories. Stories for children ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715.

Afternoon Storytime. Stories for children ages 4-7 at 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715.

Toddler Time. Stories, activities and crafts for children age 2 with an adult at 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-5984 to register.

Threes & Fours Together. Stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3-4 with an adult at 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-5984 to register.

How to be a Savvy Consumer, Part 1. Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteer Bob Doherty talks about goal-setting and how to establish personal buying strategies to save on all purchases. 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6417.

Thursday Morning with the Friends. Discussion of Julia Alvarez's "In the Time of the Butterflies," a characterized novel of the 1960 deaths of three sisters in the Dominican Republic. New members are welcome. Call 703-228-7689. 10:30 a.m. at Central 1015 N. Quincy St.

The Williamsburg Woman's Club of Arlington holds its first meeting of the 2005-2006 club year at 11:45 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Adm. Mac Showers speaks on the topic of Alzheimer's disease and how to cope with it. Prospective new members and guests are welcome. Call 703-538-7044.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 23

<cal2>Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team behind the No. 1 best-selling "Diary Of A Worm," read from their new children's book, "Diary of a Spider." 12:45 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-525-4227.

Author of "Sex and The City" and "4 Blondes," Candace Bushnell reads from her latest novel, "Lipstick Jungle," which weaves the stories of Nico O'Neilly, Wendy Healy and Victory Ford, numbers 8, 12 and 17 on The New York Post's list of New York's 50 Most Powerful Women. 7 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-525-4227.

"La Fille du Regiment (Daughter of the Regiment)," one of Donizetti's most renowned musical comedies, is being presented by local opera company Bel Cantanti at 7:30 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. The production is fully staged and in costume in French with English subtitles, accompanied by piano and a string quartet. Tickets are $30. E-mail Katerina@belcantanti.com, call 301-438-8682, or visit www.belcantanti.com. Call the church at 703-525-8286.

The Church and Stem Cells. Fr. Taduez Pacholczyk, Ph.D, director of education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, presents a Diocesan Workshop on Current Medical Moral Issues, including discussion of stem cell research. The workshop is offered both today and tomorrow from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1914 N. Randolph St. Registration cost is $15 per person/$25 per couple on or before Sept. 15 or $20 per person/$30 per couple at the door. Lunch included. Visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/offices/family for information and registration form.

Stop in for Stories. Stories for children ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990.

Biz Launch Bootcamp en Español is designed to teach potential business owners how to get a business license, certificate of occupancy and state registration. The seminar also provides information on free Web site tools which can aid in writing a business plan, developing a marketing strategy and financing options. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500. Contact Catalina Ford at 202-728-0352.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 24

<cal2>Blocktoberfest is being held from noon-9 p.m. next to the Ballston Common Mall. The festival features five city blocks of indoor and outdoor activities including food and drink, five indoor bars and restaurants, four outdoor stages, 20 popular bands, a carnival midway, college football on TV, a kids zone, free party favors, giveaways and prizes. The festival has a Bavarian flair. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Children under 13 are free. Family discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased at www.tickets.com. For information call Rich Shea at 703-930-1655 or visit www.hiballevents.com. Proceeds to benefit Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN).

Travel to Homestead Farm in Poolesville, Md., to pick apples. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants should bring lunch and money to buy what they pick. Leave from Lubber Run parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive. $15 fee; registration required, call 703-228-4747.

Barcroft Magnolia Bog Walk. Meet at indoor parking garage entrance at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Free; reservations required. Walk is from 10-11:30 a.m. Wear long pants and sleeves. Call 703-228-4747.

Civil War Medicine Museum Tour. Take a trip to Frederick, Md., to visit the museum. Van leaves from Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. $35. 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required. Call 703-228-4747.

Kids Stuff Sale, a consignment sale at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church located at Lorcom Lane and Military Road, from 8 a.m.-noon. Admission is free and profits will benefit charities. Items include clothing, toys, books and maternity gear. Call 703-528-3731.

Boundary Stone Bike Tour. Bike for 35 miles visiting boundary stones and parks. See 12 historic D.C. boundary stones in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County cycling on the Mount Vernon Bike Trail, Four Mile Run Bike Trail, Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Bike Trail and area streets. The pace is leisurely with many stops. May take all day. Difficulty is easy to moderate on paved streets and bike trails. Few long uphill climbs. Canceled if 55 percent or greater chance of rain. Meet at 9:15 a.m. at the entrance to the East Falls Church Metro Station. Bring lunch, water and any type of bike. No reservations necessary. Cost is $1 (nonmember fee). Contact Bernie at 703-243-0179.

The Church and Stem Cells. Fr. Taduez Pacholczyk, Ph.D, director of education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, presents a Diocesan Workshop on Current Medical Moral Issues, including discussion of stem cell research. The workshop is from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1914 N. Randolph St. Registration cost is $15 per person/$25 per couple on or before Sept. 15 or $20 per person/$30 per couple at the door. Lunch included. Visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/offices/family for information and registration form.

Saturday Morning Stock Talks. A lively discussion of the stock market and other pertinent topics. 11 a.m. in the auditorium at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990.

A sculpture workshop for children is being hosted by The Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., from 10 a.m.-noon. "From Fine Lines to Figures" teaches the basics of sculpture, starting with aluminum wire lines and working up to colorful, three-dimensional structures the children can take home. Alexandria artist Marja Ponkka-Carpenter leads the workshop. Ideal for grades 2-5. Cost is $10 including materials. Scholarships and discounts are available. Advance registration is requested. Call 703-248- 6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Second Amendment Forum. Constitutional scholars and law professors convene to explore issues past and present, pro and con, covering the right to bear arms. Sponsored by the George Mason University Law Students for the Second Amendment and co-hosted by the NRA Foundation. The event is free. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Arlington campus of George Mason University, 3401 Fairfax Drive, "Original Building" Room 329. Registration from 8-9 a.m.

Barcroft Park Grand Reopening. A day of fun and festivities at the park, on S. Four Mile Run Drive at George Mason Drive. Baseball and Softball League play begins at 9 a.m. Bike Ride in the Park, led by County Board Chairman Jay Fisette, and Community Spokes Bike Shop Open House begin at 10 a.m. Morning Stretch is at 10:15 a.m. Hayrides through the Park begin at 10:30 a.m. The official Grand Reopening Ceremony is at 11 a.m. Music begins at 11:15 a.m. A nature activity begins at 12:30 p.m. The food concessions building will be open, and scheduled activities include face painting, chalk art and moon bounce amusements. The celebration is free and open to the public.

Biz Launch Bootcamp en Español is designed to teach potential business owners how to get a business license, certificate of occupancy and state registration. The seminar also provides information on free Web site tools which can aid in writing a business plan, developing a marketing stragety and financing options. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Arlington Economic Development, 1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500. Contact Catalina Ford at 202-728-0352.

Rhyme time and rhythm fun with Dr. Shaga. Children ages 2 and-a-half to 6 are invited to listen and make masks. Starts at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Arlington. Call 703-241-8281.

Children’s Financial Literacy Program. Designed for kids ages 5-12, this is an interactive program that encourages kids to learn the benefits of saving. The program also provides tips to parents on teaching the value of saving. 11 a.m.-noon at First Horizon’s Arlington Financial Center, 4736 Lee Highway. Free and open to the public. By opening a new First Horizon savings account with an initial deposit of $25 or more, children will receive an additional deposit of $25 from First Horizon.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 25

<cal2>At a Snail's Pace. Children 6-12 can learn about creatures living in seashells and create a seashell treasure box to take home. $5 fee. 1-2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

YS Story Room. Storyteller Candace Wolf tells Hispanic tales at 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990.

Wildlife Habitat Certification Clinic. The Arlington Community Wildlife Habitat team has volunteers available to help residents complete their backyard wildlife habitat certification form. Properties must provide food, water, shelter and places to raise young. 3-6 p.m. at Arlington County Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Call 703-228-6427 or e-mail office@arlingtonenvironment.org.

<cal>Monday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Pen/Faulkner and O. Henry Award recipient T.C. Boyle brings us his latest collection of short stories with "Tooth and Claw: And Other Stories." These 14 stories display Boyle's imaginative muscle, emotional sensitivity and astonishing range. 7 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-525-4227.

Michelle Malkin, journalist and Fox News Channel contributor, is the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Arlington/Falls Church Young Republicans (AFCYR). 7:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Woodgrill, 2901 Wilson Blvd. Malkin shares her thoughts on border security and gives a sneak peek at her new book, “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.” E-mail chairman@afcyr.org, call 703-362-2321, or visit www.afcyr.org.

Monday's Child. Stories for children ages 3-6 at 11 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-5710.

Read to Me. Stories for children ages 2-4 with an adult at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-5984 to register.

Cuentos Bilingues! Stories for children of all ages. This is a bilingual storytime. 7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Call 703-228-5984 to register.

Storytime for Twos & Threes. Stories, songs, finger-plays, poetry and a craft for ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

Aurora Hills Library Book Discussion. Dashiell Hammett's "Maltese Falcon." 7:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715.

Monday Evening with the Friends. Discussion of Paulo Coehlo's "The Alchemist." New members are welcome. 7:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-7689.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Discusion en Espanol. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's "Don Quixote." First published 400 years ago, this classic about the adventures of an errant knight and his compadre who aim to make things right in the world was recently voted "best book ever written" by a hundred writers worldwide. 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-5710.

Emergency Preparedness Seminar. Hosted by Arlington County to assist participants in developing their own personal and family plans. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lee Community Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Call 703-228-0550.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Wild Ones: Bees are the Best. For children 6-10. Beehive mysteries, games and a honey tasting contest. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3. Register at 703-228-4747.

Creative Journal Writing Workshop. Join facilitator Sharon Glynn in an exploration of creative journal writing for personal growth. Space is limited. RSVP at 703-237-4900 or sfrikken@yahoo.com. Sponsored by Lesbian Services Program of Whitman-Walker Clinic. 7-9 p.m. at the Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia, 5232 Lee Highway, Arlington. Suggested donation is $10.

Stop in for Stories. Stories for children of all ages with an adult at 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Family Stories. Stories for the whole family to enjoy at 7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Call 703-228-6548.

Family Stories for Ages 3-7. Stories, songs, poetry and a craft for the whole family to enjoy at 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

Using E-mail. Review basic tasks such as sending and receiving e-mail, and learn more advanced functions including working with address books, folders and attachments. 2 p.m. at the Central Library CyberCenter, 1015 N. Quincy St. An existing e-mail account or attendance at the Sept. 7 class is required. Call 703-228-6346 to register.

Emergency Preparedness Seminar. Hosted by Arlington County to assist participants in developing their own personal and family plans. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Carver Community Center, Call 703-228-5700.

Hispanic Heritage Film Festival Kick-Off. Sponsored by Arlington Public Schools, the Hispanic Heritage Film Festival features films that deal with issues relevant to the Latino community and the Hispanic culture. 3:15-5:15 p.m. at Yorktown High School, Room 1-B, 5201 N. 28th St. Call Shari Benites at 703-228-2542 or 703-228-5500. The festival will continue on Oct. 12.

Animal Alphabet with Jenny Mischel. Children ages 2 and-a-half to 6 are invited to experience interactive learning. Starts at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Call 703-241-8281.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 29

<cal2>Stop in for Stories. Stories for children ages 2-3 at 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715.

Afternoon Storytime. Stories for children ages 4-7 at 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5715.

Toddler Time. Stories, activities and crafts for children age 2 with an adult at 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-5984 to register.

Threes & Fours Together. Stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3-4 with an adult at 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-5984 to register.

How to be a Savvy Consumer, Part 2. Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteer Bob Doherty shares tips on money-saving strategies for specific expenses such as groceries, travel, housing and transportation. 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6417.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 30

<cal2>Stop in for Stories. Stories for children ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 1

<cal2>Dogtober Day. Register dogs for judgement in categories from most adorable to longest ears. There will be prizes, ribbons and raffles. 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration must be received by September 28. Call 703-525-0168 or e-mail mavenius@arlingtonva.us. On-site registration starts at 12:15 p.m. Entry fee: $6 per category, $25 unlimited categories. At Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive. Dog leashes required.

Arlington Civitan sponsors a garage sale at the five-level parking structure on N. 15th Street between N. Quincy and N. Stafford Streets. Vendors rent spaces to display and sell their merchandise at $20 per parking space. Civitan provides a snack bar with hot and cold beverages, popcorn, hot dogs and snacks. Sale begins at 7 a.m. After expenses, grants are provided to local organizations who work directly with mentally-challenged and underdeveloped individuals, and scholarships and recognition are also provided to local youth. Call 703-534-9268.

The Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter is hosting its annual Memory Walk. Registration opens at 8:30 p.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m. Free, but walkers are encouraged to raise a minimum of $200. The money raised at this event will go towards support services and care for individuals with Alzheimer's. At George Mason University, 4400 Fairfax Drive, Fairfax. For more information or to register visit memorywalkNCA.kintera.org or call toll-free 1-800-272-3900.

Marymount University 5K Challenge. The regulation 5K starts and finishes at the Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Road. Start time is 8 a.m. Advance registration is $25. Proceeds will benefit Read & Run, a mentorship program pairing Marymount students with Arlington school children to develop reading skills and a healthy, physically active lifestyle. Visit www.marymount.edu or call 703-284-1518.

Anson Art Auction. The paintings of local artist Abe Anson (1912-2005) are being offered at a benefit auction at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. The auction will begin at 11 a.m., preceded by a 10 a.m. preview. Anson’s portfolio of nearly 300 watercolor and acrylic paintings begins in the 1930s and includes seascapes, landscapes, small-town America and scenes from the WWII era. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the residents at Culpepper Garden Retirement Community and programs at the senior center. Total Crafts will be on-site to offer discounted framing for paintings not already framed. A light lunch ($4) is available. Purchases can be made by check or cash only. Call Beth Vick, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, at 703-228-4406.

Sing along with Miss Belle and her guitar. Children ages 2 and-a-half to 6 are invited to dance along. Starts at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Call 703-241-8281.

"Wake Up Arlington!" A citizens forum to address the disappearance of affordable housing in Arlington. A forum for everyone, residents and nonresidents, to discuss opportunities for those below the threshold for buying and maintaining a place to live in Arlington. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington Neighborhood Walkabouts. These three tours of some of Arlington's most walkable neighborhoods aim to encourage walking and showcase the variety of terrain and walking environments in the county. To tour Donaldson Run, home of Arlington's first large-scale natural stream restoration project, meet at Taylor Elementary School, 2600 N. Stuart St., at 11 a.m. To tour Ashton Heights, guided by County Board Chair Jay Fisette and observing the renovated Arlington Arts Center, meet at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., at 1 p.m. There is an optional guided tour of the Arts Center at 2 p.m. To tour Shirlington, a café-filled culture center, meet at Village at Shirlington on the 4000 block of South 28th Street. Call 703-228-3819 or visit www.walkarlington.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Cantaré artists Patricia Vergara of Brazil and Cecilia Esquivel of Argentina introduce audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. For the whole family. At 3 p.m. in the Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990.

Starting a Business in Arlington County. Learn how to get a business license, certificate of occupancy and state registration. Discover free Web site tools to help write a business plan, develop a marketing strategy, explore financing options and more. 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call Darnell Roseboro at 703-228-0833 to register or visit www.arlingtonvirginia.com/bizlaunch.