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<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 1

<cal2>Stop for Stories. Stories and activities for children ages 2-4 with an adult. Today, celebrate African American History Month. 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

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.

Aurora Hills Library/Senior Center Book Discussion. J. M. Coetzee's "Disgrace." 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Call 703-228-5712.

<cal1>Thursday/ Feb. 2

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

Classical pianist Bertrand Chamayou at 7 p.m., at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 North Kent Street, in Arlington, Free garage parking). $15. Members of L’Alliance Francaise (AF) $12. Call 202-234-7911 or visit www.francedc.org.

Health Care Management Symposium: Serving the Health Care Needs of Increasingly Diverse Populations at Marymount University at 7 p. m. This free event will be held at the Ballston campus, 1000 N. Glebe Road. Featured speakers are Elita Rosillo Christiansen, vice president of the Community Health/Cultural Competence Division, Inova Health System and Nancy Pallesen, executive director of the Arlington Free Clinic. For registration call 703 284-5902 or visit www.marymount.edu/infosession.

Sticking with It: Success as an Artist. A roundtable discussion of the challenges and rewards of a career in the visual arts. This is the latest installment of the Arlington Arts Center’s roundtable discussion series. Guests are award-winning artists Rebecca Kamen, Julie Schneider, Foon Sham and Marc Robarge, who are featured in the center's current exhibition, "Déjà Vu: A New View." 7-9 p.m. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free and open to the public. E-mail info@arlingtonartscenter.org, call 703-248-6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.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.

Stories for Fours or More. Stories, songs and an activity for children age 4 and older with an adult. 4 p.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.

Read Between the Lines. Discussion of Edward P. Jones' "Lost in the City." Discover life in black neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., in the '60s and '70s in this collection of 14 short stories. 11 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Friday/ Feb. 3

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy class "Harvey" at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Con Coughlin, executive editor of the Sunday Telegraph, discusses "American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror," his account of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's support for the United States in the post-9/11 world. 7 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd.

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.

<ca1>Saturday/ Feb. 4

<cal2>Alexandria Symphony Orchestra featuring Elvis Costello’s North America premiere of Il Sogno and actors from the Shakespeare Theatre will play at 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Call 703-548-0885 or visit www.alexsym.org.

"Snow Child" a puppet show about an elderly couple that yearns for a child of their own, will play at The Comedy Spot in Ballston Common Mall 3rd Floor, next to Regal Cinemas, 4238 Wilson Blvd. at 4 p.m. $10. Call 703-294-LAFF or visit www.comedyindc.com.

Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy class "Harvey" at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Local author Kevin Wayne Johnson will be discussing and signing the first four books in the "Give God the Glory!" series of books and devotionals. At Mother's Southern Cluster Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 703-418-6800.

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.

<ca1>Sunday/ Feb. 5

<cal2>"Snow Child" a puppet show about an elderly couple that yearns for a child of their own, will play at The Comedy Spot in Ballston Common Mall 3rd Floor, next to Regal Cinemas, 4238 Wilson Blvd. at 4 p.m. $10. Call 703-294-LAFF or visit www.comedyindc.com.

Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 2 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy class "Harvey" at 2 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Habia Una Vez … Once Upon a Time. Bilingual stories, songs and activities for the whole family. 3 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

<cal1>Monday/ Feb. 6

<cal2>February Meeting for the The Woman's Club of Arlington starting at 10:45 a.m. with a brown-bag lunch at noon, followed by General USAF (Retired) Wilma L. Vaught, Brigadier at 1 p.m. at 700 S. Buchanan St. She will speak about the memorial and women who serve and have served in the military.Call 703-553-5800.

Wobbly Walkers. Stories and activities for newborn babies to 12 months old with an adult. 10:30 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Registration required. Call 703-228-6330.

Monday's Child. Stories for children ages 3-6. 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.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 7

<cal2>Swing Dance with King Cadillac from 9-11 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. $10. Call 703 359-9882 or visit www.gottaswing.com.

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.

High School Teen Advisory Board. Pizza and book discussion for high-schoolers who like to read. 5 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-7692.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park’s 2006 Kickoff Celebration. Features a live bird of prey demonstration, Frank Cassel the Banjo Man, the Jazzy Juggler, exhibits, games, activities and refreshments. Also highlights volunteer opportunities at the park. Contact Rich Bailey or Martin Ogle 703-528-5406. 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.

Read Between the Lines. Discussion of Edward P. Jones' "Lost in the City." Discover life in black neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., in the '60s and '70s in this collection of 14 short stories. 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Bachelor/Bachlorette Auction. Post Pentagon Row is hosting its third annual auction of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. "Love Cures All" logo T-shirts are available for a $20 donation prior to the event at Post Pentagon Row. Open to the public. Participants can also support the cause by bidding in the silent auction, featuring items of all price ranges. Attendance is free. Minimum bid in bachelor/bachlorette auction is $100. Silent auction and bachelor/bachelorette preview at 7 p.m.; bachelor/bachelorette auction at 9 p.m. At Champps Restaurant & Bar, Pentagon Row, 1201 South Joyce St. Call 703-486-3700.

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.

Interested in Starting a Business. Learn how to get a business license, certificate of occupancy and state registration. Discover free online tools that can help write a business plan, develop a marketing strategy and evaluate financing options. Also, find out which organizations can help map out entrepreneurial plans for free. 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-0833.

<cal1>Thursday/ Feb. 9

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

Lunchtime chamber concert at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Program includes W.F. Bach's "Sonata," with Molly Moses on flute and Christine Kharazian on violin, and selected works by Scarlatti with Georgiana Acchione on keyboard. Noon–1 p.m. Free. Call 703-228-7710 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

The "Date With a Democrat" Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction is the Arlington Young Democrats' fifth annual charity/fundraiser. Singles can bid on dates with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, couples can bid on dates with other couples, and all attendees can bid on gift certificates to local restaurants. At least half of the proceeds will be donated to the Doorways for Women and Families, a nonprofit organization that empowers woman and families who are abused, homeless or at risk to live safe, secure and self-sufficient lives. 7 p.m. at Carpool in Ballston, 4000 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Call 703-528-8588.

Family Fun Night. Stories, songs and more for the whole family. Today, celebrate African American History Month. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

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.

Cross Cultural Cinema presents "Mississippi Masala." A story about the heat generated when different cultures collide. Discussion to follow. 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Contact film series coordinator Chandra Singh at 703-459-4918.

Get Connected with E-mail. Learn how to set up a free Yahoo! e-mail account and how to read, write, send and save e-mail. Keyboard and mouse skills along with knowledge of the Internet are required. 10 a.m. in the CyberCenter at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-228-7763.

<cal1>Friday/ Feb. 10

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy class "Harvey" at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

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.

<cal1>Saturday/ Feb. 11

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy class "Harvey" at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Raise a Reader. An early literacy program with stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for children 2 and younger with an adult. Registration begins Saturday, Feb. 4. 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Cuéntame un Cuento/Tell me a Story. Bilingual stories and songs for children and their families. 2 p.m. Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260.

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.

<cal1>Sunday/ Feb. 12

<cal2>Dance Performance and Poetry Reading by Jane Franklin from 6-8 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Free, contributions welcomed. Call 703-298-3235 or visit www.janefranklin.com.

Juanita Wallace Jackson will present "Honoring the Legacy: A program of spirituals with narration and poems by African Americans" at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 703-527-2621 or visit www.cherrydaleumc.org.

Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 2 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy class "Harvey" at 2 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

"Honoring the Legacy," a performance of Negro spirituals and poems, illustrating this genre's important contribution to American music, will be presented by Contralto Juanita

Wallace Jackson, at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane in Arlington, at 4p.m. Free. Call 703-527-2621.

Rhythm Tracks: African Influence on Poplar Music. Explore the many ways in which African and African American music styles have influenced the broad spectrum of popular music genres. The Metro area's well know jazz ensemble La Mont Mitchell and Friends will perform live, followed by a post concert discussion with Jim Byers, host of WPFW 89.2 FM's Latin Flavor/Classic Friday Edition. 3 p.m. in the auditorium at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6340.

The Gaia Theory — the Science of Our Living Planet. The Gaia theory is the scientific explanation of how our planet functions as a single living and self-regulating system. Rocks, soil, oceans, atmosphere and living things are all seamlessly connected. Join Martin Ogle, chief naturalist of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, for a multimedia presentation exploring the Gaia theory through video, powerpoint presentation and hands-on activities. Free. 2 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road. Open to adults and youth age 12 and older, with a limit of 40 participants. Reservations are required. Call 703-528-5406.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Cuentos en Español. Cuentos, conciones y más en español para toda la familia. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5946.

Wobbly Walkers. Stories and activities for newborn babies to 12 months old with an adult. 10:30 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Registration required. Call 703-228-6330.

Monday's Child. Stories for children ages 3-6. 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.

Speaking of Books. Discussion of Barack Obama's "Dreams from My Father." Obama, son of a white American mother and a black Kenyan father, was raised by his mother and his grandparents in Hawaii. He currently serves as a U.S. senator for the state of Illinois. 7 p.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260.

Book Discussion. David Von Drehle's "Triangle: The Fire that Changed America." 7:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 14

<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.

<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.

<cal1>Thursday/ Feb. 16

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

How to Communicate Effectively: Our Actions and our Words- Do They Say What We Mean? From 8:30 a.m.-noon at 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.

<cal1>Friday/ Feb. 17

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

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.

<cal1>Saturday/ Feb. 18

<cal2>Death of a Salesman will be presented by the Keegan Theatre at the Church Street Theatre, 1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC, at 8 p.m. $25 for general admission, $20 for students and seniors. Call 703-892-0202.

Invasive Plant Removal. Meet at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus St. and Second St. N. 10 a.m. Bring work glove and pruning shears. 703 228-6406.

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.