To have an item listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Miguel Koropecky at 703-917-6437 with questions.
An Exhibit of Linocut Prints by Rob Lindsay at the Rossyln Spectrum Theater, LL Level, 1611 North Kent Street, through Jan. 20. Lindsay's show, entitled "Relief" consists of 12 pieces, primarily of recent relief prints. There will be a closing reception on Friday, Jan. 20, from 5-7 p.m. Call 703-864-5293.
Alice in Wonderland at Classika Theatre in the Village at Shirlington, 4041 S. 28th Street in Arlington, through Feb. 5. Special Performances Dec. 26 – Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 703- 824-6200 or visit www.classika.org.
Wondrous White Winter, a poetic story about a mischievous rust-colored kitten and a charming kid in a search of real friendship around Christmas time, at Classika Theatre in the Village at Shirlington, 4041 S. 28th Street in Arlington, through Feb. 5. Saturday and Sundays at 12 p.m. $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 703- 824-6200 or visit www.classika.org.
The Arlington Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit Artists will be on display thru Jan. 25 at The Education Center, First Floor Gallery, 1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 703-228-6170.
The Pentagon Row Ice Skating Rink, 1201 South Joyce Street Arlington, is now open until Mid-March of 2006. Enjoy a day of ice skating, sign up for skating lessons, or rent the rink for a private party. Admission rates for the rink vary: Adults are $7, chlidren 12 and under are $6. There is also a $3 skate rental fee. Visit www.pentagonrow.com or call 703-418-6666 for holiday hours.
Corey Hilz of Arlington will exhibit "Fine Art Water Photography" through Jan. 27, 2006 at the University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 200, Reston. An opening holiday reception will take place Friday, Nov. 18 from 6– 8 p.m. Free. Visit www.coreyhilz.com.
Columbia Pike Artist Studios Present its 16th Annual Exhibit at 932 South Walter Reed Drive-2nd Floor. The exhibit will run through December. Featured artists include Robert Cwiok and Sara Poly. Call 703-486-9368.
Ballroom Dance Classes for singles and couples, beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Friday mornings ongoing. Walk in, no registration. $5 for one hour class, free practice sessions and free parking. Sessions at Arlington First Presbyterian Church near Ballston. Call 703-527-4766. Michelle Kearney 703-915-1465.
View Auriel Bessemer's historic murals. Bessemer was commissioned by the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Art to help beautify local federal buildings in the 1930s and '40s. The murals are at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. They are normally on display high on the walls of Arlington's Main Post Office, which is currently being renovated. They will be returned to the post office next fall. Contact Caroline Danforth at 703-228-3771.
Stock market discussion every Saturday at 11 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990 to confirm.
Arlington Mothers First is dedicated to supporting women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise their children at home. Activities include parent/child morning meetings and field trips, moms' nights out, and lectures. The meetings are at the Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-827-5922 or visit www.mothersfirst.org.
Mothers Against Unjust Law (MAUL), meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. in the library of McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. Women experiencing difficult litigation, legal abuse, parental alienation or custody evaluations should call 703-748-0072. Free.
Toastmasters strives to improve participants' communication and professional skills. The program walks participants through a process that helps them get around fears about public speaking. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at Ledo's Pizza at Quality Inn Iwo Jima, 1501 Arlington Blvd. Call Catherine at 703-838-0477 or Greg at 703-892-1161, or visit www.challengertoastmasters.org.
Figure Drawing Open Studio Sessions. Nude model is provided, but there is no instructor. Participants bring their own materials. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-2:30 p.m. No reservation necessary. Cost is $60 in advance for six sessions or $15 per session for drop-ins. Call 703-248-6800.
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 St. and N. Courthouse Road.
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Arlington Chapter of The Salvation Army meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Salvation Army headquarters, 518 S. Glebe Road. The Auxiliary was founded to help raise money for The Salvation Army’s Christmas projects for underprivileged children in Arlington. New members are welcome. Call 703-979-3380.
Straight Partners, a support group for heterosexual spouses and partners, current or former, of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning mates, meets in Arlington and is co-led by professionally trained facilitators (male and female). Call 703-531-4938 for recorded information or to leave a confidential message. For more information visit www.StraightSpouseNetwork.org.
The Horticulture Hotline is available from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday, year round at 703-228-6414. Home gardeners are also welcome to visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension office at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., during these hours.
The Ballston Art Market returns to Welburn Square offering original creations for home decor, gifts and personal use, including handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts, wearable art, giftware, watercolors, oil paintings and photography. The monthly outdoor market operates 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Different artists exhibit each month. Artists are juried by a select panel. Welburn Square is adjacent to the Metro station at 9th and N. Stuart streets, near the Ballston Common Mall. For directions and further information, call 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.
"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.
Creative Preschoolers Program at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. For 3- to 5-year-olds, 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 $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 pre-registration required. Helmets are required in order to participate. Call 703-228-6588.
Tunes and Tales with Miss Linda. Fridays at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Ages 18 months to 3 years. For more information, call 703-241-8281.
Story Hour. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. with a special guest or a staff member at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Ages 2 1/2-6, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 703-241-8281.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Culpeper Garden at 703-228-4403, or Thomas Jefferson at 703-228-5290.