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<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 15

<cal2>Poesis. Featuring poet Judith McCombs. Music is being provided by Shep Williams on keyboard and Mike Gillispie on flute. Admission is free, and an open mic will follow the reading. 7-9 p.m. at Greenberry's Coffee, 1737 Wilson Blvd. Call 703 465 7823.

Stop for Stories. Stories and activities for children ages 2-4 with an adult. 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Family Storytimes. Stories and activities for children of all ages and their families. 7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library. 300 S. Kensington St. Call 703-228-6548.

Family Stories for 3-7-Year-Olds. Stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and a craft. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

Stories and More. Books and activities for the whole family. 7 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260.

From Page to Stage: Poetry into Music. A conversation with composer Matt Conner. The world premiere musical "Nevermore" is a dark and mysterious journey into the life of Edgar Allan Poe. Composer Conner uses Poe's poetry and short stories as the catalyst for his melodies. 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5960.

"Friends are Special." Join Jenny Mischel for stories of friendship and love between friends featuring James Marshall's George and Martha stories. Ages and a half to 6. 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St. Call 703-241-8281.

<cal1>Thursday/ Feb. 16

<cal2>How to Communicate Effectively: Our Actions and our Words — Do They Say What We Mean? From 8:30 a.m.-noon at WETA FM Radio Headquarters, 2775 S. Quincy St. Call 703-528-2522 or visit www.weta.org.

Stories for Twos and Threes. Stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and a craft for children ages 2-3 with an adult. 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5712.

Toddler Time. Stories and activities for children age 2 with an adult. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Threes and Fours Together. Stories and activities for children ages 3-4 with an adult. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Online Tax-Filing Tutorial. Learn where to locate on the Internet the essential information and forms for filing. Keyboard and mouse skills along with knowledge of the Internet are required. 2 p.m. in the CyberCenter at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6324.

"El Inmigrante (The Immigrant)," a dramatic comedy, represents Costa Rica and San Jose in the ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater, presented by Teatro de la Luna. The play is an exposition on the question that affects all the Americas: immigration. For ages 15 and up. In Spanish with live English dubbing. 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. A three-play pass costs $65/$50. Call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227, or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

James Carville and Paul Begala, Democratic political consultants, discuss their new book, "Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future." Carville and Begala dissect the 2000 and 2004 elections and take a long-range look at the national impact of the Bush-Cheney years. They applaud the strengths of the Republicans and advise the Democrats to recast the respective images of the two parties and take the lead on social and cultural issues. 7 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-525-4227.

<cal1>Friday/ Feb. 17

<cal2>Bel Cantanti Opera Group presents a one-act Russian opera, "Aleko," by Sergei Rachmaninoff. In Russian with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. at Saint George’s Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland St. Call 703-525-8286. Tickets cost $20. Visit www.belcantanti.com.

Stop in for Stories. Stories and activities for children ages 2-4 with an adult. 10 a.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

"El Inmigrante (The Immigrant)," a dramatic comedy, represents Costa Rica and San Jose in the ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater, presented by Teatro de la Luna. The play is an exposition on the question that affects all the Americas: immigration. For ages 15 and up. In Spanish with live English dubbing. 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. A three-play pass costs $65/$50. Call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227, or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

<cal1>Saturday/ Feb. 18

<cal2>Celebrate the culture and history of African-Americans at the 14th annual Feel the Heritage Festival from noon–5 p.m. at Charles R. Drew Community Center, 3500 S. 23rd St. Enjoy an array of music and dance performances by regional artists, including doo-wop ensemble D.C.’s Finest, hip-hop group Harlem X, reggae group One Nite Stand, African drumming and theater group Soul in Motion Players and the Chelsea and Bria Nivens Duet, as well as community dance groups and choirs. This event is presented by the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, in partnership with Arlington County Public Schools. Call Rosa Abdulmalik at 703-228-5339 or Margaret Stephens-Reed at 703-228-2581.

Invasive Plant Removal. 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. Columbus Street and N. Second Street. Bring work gloves, pruning shears and a flathead screwdriver if possible. Register at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

The Yorktown High School Crew team is partnering with the Yorktown Chapter of Habitat for Humanity to raise money for both organizations at the second annual Row for Humanity from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at Ballston Commons Mall. The crew team and some Habitat members are participating in an ergathon using indoor rowing machines at the Mall. This is part of a national event held by college chapters of Habitat for Humanity and college rowing teams to raise funds for building homes and to support rowing. Yorktown is the only high school in the Northern Virginia area to participate in this national event.

Stock Talk. Join a discussion of the stock market and other pertinent topics. Call 703-228-5990. 11 a.m. in the second floor meeting room at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Saturday Night Skate for teens at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. General skate 9:30-11p.m. Call 703-228-7781.

Ping Pong Tournament and Wild Games for teens at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. 7-11p.m. Play against friends in a competitive atmosphere. $2. Call 703-228-7781.

"Kids' Stuff" sale at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. This is a consignment sale from 8 a.m.-noon to benefit charities. Admission is free. Items from 100 families include children's clothing, equipment, toys, books and maternity gear. Call 703-351-8138.

"El Inmigrante (The Immigrant)," a dramatic comedy, represents Costa Rica and San Jose in the ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater, presented by Teatro de la Luna. The play is an exposition on the question that affects all the Americas: immigration. For ages 15 and up. In Spanish with live English dubbing. 3 and 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. A three-play pass costs $65/$50. Call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227, or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Spanish for Kids. Maria Van Order, a Montessori educator will introduce children to Spanish through fun songs, rhymes, vocabulary and more. Ages 2 and a half to 6. 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St. Call 703-241-8281.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 20

<cal2>Meet the Author Series Lecture: "Ever in a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi" by Ralph Eubanks at Arlington Central Libary, 1015 N. Quincy St., from 3-4:30 p.m. All welcome. The author will discuss his book and experiences. This lecture will tie in well with Black History Month. Call 703-228-5990.

Euan Morton in Concert, a one-night-only special event, is presented by Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Drive. In his first-ever appearance in the D.C. metro area, Euan’s cabaret will feature reinterpreted Broadway standards and songs from his upcoming album, "NewClear." 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available through Tickets.com at 1-800-955-5566 or online at www.signature-theatre.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 21

<cal2>Fours and More. Stories and activities for children ages 4 and older. 4 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Swing Dance. Join Lush Life, Tom Koerner and Debra Steinberg, 1994 UK Lindy Hop Air Steps and frequent Virginia State Open Champions for another swing dance event. 9-11 p.m. at Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-359-9882 or visit www.gottaswing.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 22

<cal2>Baby Steps. Stories and activities for babies 12 months old and younger with an adult. 10 a.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Registration begins Monday, Feb. 6. Call 703-228-5946.

Stop for Stories. Stories and activities for children ages 2-4 with an adult. 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Family Storytimes. Stories and activities for children of all ages and their families. 7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library. 300 S. Kensington St. Call 703-228-6548.

Family Stories for 3-7-Year-Olds. Stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and a craft. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

Stories and More. Books and activities for the whole family. 7 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260.

Clarendon Grill in Arlington is hosting a fundraiser for Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia, donating 25 percent of the day's food sales to the organization. Lunch is 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and dinner is 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Clarendon Grill is located at 1101 N. Highland St.

<cal1>Thrusday/Feb. 23

<cal2>Stories for Twos and Threes. Stories, songs, fingerplays, poetry and a craft for children ages 2-3 with an adult. 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5712.

Toddler Time. Stories and activities for children age 2 with an adult. Today, celebrate African American History Month. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Threes and Fours Together. Stories and activities for children ages 3-4 with an adult. Today, celebrate African American History Month. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

Thursday Morning with the Friends. Discussion of Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel." New members are welcome. 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

The Williamsburg Woman’s Club will meet at 11:45 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Barbara Karro, senior program manager, will speak about services and events available through the Arlington County recreation program. Guests are welcome. Call 703-538-7044.

"No Seré Feliz, Pero Tengo Marido (I Might Not Be Happy, But at Least I’m Married)," a satirical comedy, represents Uruguay in the ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater, presented by Teatro de la Luna. Join Graciela Rodríguez as she probes a long-time marriage’s joys, frustrations and surprises via laughter and fantasy. For ages 13 and up. In Spanish with live English dubbing. 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. A three-play pass costs $65/$50. Call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227, or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Washington-Lee High School's theater department presents "Ernest in Love," a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." This will be the last show presented in the theater before it is torn down. 7:30 p.m. The theater is located in the school at 1300 N. Quincy St. (entrance on Stafford Street). Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 703-228-6200 to reserve tickets or for information.

Spanish wine tasting and Paella dinner at Jaleo Crystal City. Chefs Guillén and Belmonte are joined by Spanish wine expert Francisco Astudillo of Elite Wines for a special wine and paella dinner priced at $85 per person. The menu will feature five guest chefs' special paellas paired with wines and will be rounded out with an assortment of tapas. Astudillo will personally select a series of Spanish wines to complement the Casa Juan paellas. 7:30 p.m. at 2250-A Crystal City. Call 703-413-8181.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 24

<cal2>Funny Bones. The Metropolitan Chorus presents a classic comic view of Charlie Chaplin at 7:30 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youth.

Stop in for Stories. Stories and activities for children ages 2-4 with an adult. 10 a.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Selfish Reasons to Become a Better Person. A free lecture and book signing by Gregg Easterbrook, author of "The Progress Paradox." 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Free child care with sign-up at least one week in advance. Sign up in advance at www.uucf.org to reserve a copy of "The Progress Paradox" for $12. The book will also be available for $15 at the event. Call 703-281-4230.

"No Seré Feliz, Pero Tengo Marido (I Might Not Be Happy, But at Least I’m Married)," a satirical comedy, represents Uruguay in the ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater, presented by Teatro de la Luna. Join Graciela Rodríguez as she probes a long-time marriage’s joys, frustrations and surprises via laughter and fantasy. For ages 13 and up. In Spanish with live English dubbing. 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. A three-play pass costs $65/$50. Call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227, or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Washington-Lee High School's theater department presents "Ernest in Love," a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." This will be the last show presented in the theater before it is torn down. 7:30 p.m. The theater is located in the school at 1300 N. Quincy St. (entrance on Stafford Street). Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 703-228-6200 to reserve tickets or for information.

St. Thomas More Cathedral Concerts presents organist John A. Romeri and flutist John A. Romeri II at 8 p.m. at 3901 Cathedral Lane. The program includes works by Guilmant, Purvis and Tournemire and more. Call 703-524-2815. Free admission/parking.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Water Stewardship Leader Training, a neighborhood program to protect local streams, meets from noon - 5 p.m. at Lee Community Center, 5722 Leee Highway. Call 703 228-6406.

Stock Talk. Join a discussion of the stock market and other pertinent topics. 11 a.m. in the second floor meeting room at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Mount Olivet Preschool is holding their annual Kidstuff Sale from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Items being sold include used children's clothing, maternity clothes, baby equipment, toys, videos and books. The sale is held in the Fellowship Hall of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Free parking is available, and admission is also free. Call 703-527-5508.

Saturday Night Skate for teens at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. General skate 9:30-11p.m. Call 703-228-7781.

Volleyball tournament for teens at Barcroft Sport & Fuitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. 9 p.m.-midnight. Call 703-228-7781.

Saturday Night Hype. A night of music, sports and fun for teens. 8 p.m.-midnight at Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Call 703-228-0551.

Water Stewardship Leader Training. Join residents of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church in a free training to become a neighborhood leader in protecting local streams. Noon-5 p.m. at Lee Community Center, 5722 Lee Highway. For information or to register, contact Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

"No Seré Feliz, Pero Tengo Marido (I Might Not Be Happy, But at Least I’m Married)," a satirical comedy, represents Uruguay in the ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater, presented by Teatro de la Luna. Join Graciela Rodríguez as she probes a long-time marriage’s joys, frustrations and surprises via laughter and fantasy. For ages 13 and up. In Spanish with live English dubbing. 3 and 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors. A three-play pass costs $65/$50. Call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227, or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Washington-Lee High School's theater department presents "Ernest in Love," a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." This will be the last show presented in the theater before it is torn down. 7:30 p.m. The theater is located in the school at 1300 N. Quincy St. (entrance on Stafford Street). Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 703-228-6200 to reserve tickets or for information.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Monday's Child. Stories for children ages 3-6. Today, celebrate African American History Month. 11 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-5710.

Read to Me. Stories and activities for children ages 2-4 with an adult. 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call the children's librarian at 703-228-5713 or e-mail jwiggins@arlingtonva.us to register.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos Bilingües. Stories in Spanish and English for children of all ages. 7:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library. 300 S. Kensington St. Call 703-228-6548.

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

Westover Teen Book Club. We invite sixth-graders and older to discuss a different book each month over pizza. Call Megan or Anne at 703-228-5260. 7 p.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260.

Aurora Hills Branch Library Book Discussion. Zadie Smith's "White Teeth." 7:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5712.

Monday Evening with the Friends. Discussion of Dorothy West's "The Wedding." New members are welcome. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 28

<cal2>Fours and More. Stories and activities for children ages 4 and older. 4 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Black Facts Trivia. Bring the family for fun and games in celebration of African American History Month. Learn about famous black Americans. 6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

Discusión en Español. "El Día de la Luna" by Graciela Limón. Family history haunts the Betancourts. Prohibited love between a family member and a "tarahumara" working on the family ranch exacts a high price on the entire family. 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-5710.

<cal1>Thursday/March 2

<cal2>"La Casa de Marina (The House of Marina)," a new play by Maroma Players Inc., a Spanish-language theatrical group, is written and directed by Cuban Rolando Moreno and will be performing at the Gunston Arts Theatre II, 2900 S. Lang St. Performances are at 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. The show is in Spanish with live English dubbing. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and senior citizens. For information and reservations call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227. This play will replace the La Rueda Coja troupe from Chile in the Teatro de la Luna's ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater.

Lunchtime Chamber Concert presented by Friday Morning Music Club on Thursdays. Noon-1 p.m. Ellipse Arts Center 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Admission is free. Call 703-228-7710 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org or www.fmmc.org.

<cal1>Friday/March 3

<cal2>"La Casa de Marina (The House of Marina)," a new play by Maroma Players Inc., a Spanish-language theatrical group, is written and directed by Cuban Rolando Moreno and will be performing at the Gunston Arts Theatre II, 2900 S. Lang St. Performances are at 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. The show is in Spanish with live English dubbing. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and senior citizens. For information and reservations call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227. This play will replace the La Rueda Coja troupe from Chile in the Teatro de la Luna's ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater.

Th 31st annual Washington Antiquarian book fair. Rare books, maps, prints and autographs presented by 75 dealers. 3-9 p. m. at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive. $12 for opening night and both days. Visit www.wabf.com.

<cal1>Saturday/March 4

<cal2>"La Casa de Marina (The House of Marina)," a new play by Maroma Players Inc., a Spanish-language theatrical group, is written and directed by Cuban Rolando Moreno and will be performing at the Gunston Arts Theatre II, 2900 S. Lang St. Performances are at 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. The show is in Spanish with live English dubbing. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and senior citizens. For information and reservations call 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227. This play will replace the La Rueda Coja troupe from Chile in the Teatro de la Luna's ninth International Festival of Hispanic Theater.

The 31st annual Washington Antiquarian book fair. Rare books, maps, prints and autographs presented by 75 dealers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive. $6. Appraisals from 11a.m.-1 p.m. $5 per item. Visit www.wabf.com.

Green Home Remodeling. For information about the series call Stella Tarnay at 703 228-4792 or Aileen Winquist at 703 228-3610 or visit www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/TopicsEnvironment.aspx.

Jane Franklin Dance at Arlington Arts Center. Works in sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, fine craft, photographs, prints, installation and video will be on display while Jane Franklin Dance performs miniature dance snapshots that circulate throughout the galleries. Original and live music by Jonathan Matis. Arlington Arts Center is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free admission. Contributions accepted. Call 703-298-3235.

Springs of Barcroft Park. Tour the Barcroft bog, a globally rare wetland and observe the dozens of woodland springs. Wetlands, spring wildflowers, geology and hydrology will be topics of discussion while strolling down through one of Arlington's most natural parks. 1-2.30 p.m. Meet at Barcraft Park, at the entrance to the indoor parking garage adjacent to the fitness center. For adults. Free, but registration required. To register call 703-228-4747 or registration.co.arlington.va.us #634441A

<cal1>Sunday/March 5

<cal2>Neighborhood Clean-up. Washington Blvd from 1-3 p. m.. Meets at Stafford St. parking lot at Washingotn-Lee High School. 703 228-6406

The Columbia Pike Community Chorus is presenting its fourth concert, Songs of the Soul, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Church, 2217 Columbia Pike. The chorus, guest soprano Ellyn Lomack Crawford and the Community Jazz Combo will celebrate the black musical legacy from composers and arrangers such as Duke Ellington, Hall Johnson, Harry Burleigh, Florence Price, Moses Hogan, Lena McLin, Horace Boyer and Andre Thomas. The Chorus consists of singers from all over Northern Virginia. Auditions are not required, and anyone is welcome to participate. The concert is free, and voluntary contributions are accepted. The performance hall is wheelchair-accessible. Child care is provided, and a reception will follow the program. Call 703-920-7077.