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Calendar Oct. 25-Oct. 31

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Wednesday/Oct. 25

Opening Reception. "All Arlington Salon" exhibit from 6-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. All-media exhibit for artists who live, work, study or maintain studios in Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm or 703-228-7710.

Student Poetry Reading. Student winners of the "Moving Word Poetry" competition will read their poetry at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-1850.

School Fair. Arlington Area Preschool Fair from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 North Thomas St. in Arlington. Representatives from several preschools and early childhood learning centers will be available to discuss their programs. Free. Call 703-528-6781 for more information and directions.

"Who Gives a Hoot?" 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Spring Road, Arlington. Ages 3-5 with an adult. $3. Learn about owls while doing a craft, taking a hike and hearing stories. 703-228-6535.

National Mole Day. 3-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Spring Road, Arlington. Children ages 4 and up can learn about this common digging creature. Free. Registration required. 703-228-6535.

Family Storytime. 7 p.m. Families can listen to stories, participate in activities and more at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Thursday/Oct. 26

Poetry. In conjunction with the Poesis series, poets and translators Paul Hopper (Norwegian), David Martin (Farsi), Yvette Neisser Moreno (Spanish), and Steven Rogers (German, Estonian, French) present new translations of modern poets whose work is not widely available in English from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free and the program will be followed by an open mic at Greenberry's Coffee, 1737 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-465-7823.

Friday Morning Music Club. The opening concert of free monthly lunchtime chamber concerts from noon-1 p.m. at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, will feature John Kaboff, cello performing J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 3. Also on the program will be the music of Spohr, von Weber, Bennet, David Rubinstein, Melvin Lauf Jr. and Paul Nasto, with Harlie Sponaugle, soprano, Nancy Genovese, clarinet, Michael Bowyer, flute, Amy Rothstein, piano. 703-228-7710.

Art Workshop. Image Transfer with Liz Wolf from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm or 703-228-0560.

POESIS. Poets and translators will present new translations of modern poets whose work is not available in English. 7-9 p.m. at Greenberry's Coffee, 1737 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free and open mic will follow. 703-465-7823.

Music Concert. Friday Morning Music Club from noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Features music by Bach. Free. 703-228-7710, or www.arlingtonarts.org.

The Board of Directors of Rosslyn Renaissance will have its Sixteenth Annual Meeting at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., 6-8 p.m. Dan Tangherlini, Interim General Manager of the Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority will be the guest speaker. Contact 703-522-6628 or www.rosslynva.org.

Family Storytime. 10 a.m. Families can listen to stories, participate in activities and more at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5590.

Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Spring Road, Arlington. 18-35 months with an adult can participate in activities, story and a craft. $3. Registration rerquired 703-228-6535.

Toddler Time. For 2-year-olds at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Storytime. 11 a.m. Two and three year olds can hear a story, activity and do a craft at Westover Library,1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5260.

Threes and Fours. 11:15 a.m., 3 and 4-year-olds participate in activities, hear a story and do a craft together at Cherrydale Library. 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Tiny Tots. 11:15-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Spring Road, Arlington. 18-35 months with an adult can participate in activities, story and a craft. $3. Registration rerquired 703-228-6535.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson at 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990.

Pumpkin Perfect. Children ages 3-5 with an adult can enjoy learning about these halloween items with a short story, craft and a short hike from 1-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $3 registration required 703-228-4747.

Refuse To Be a Victim Seminar. Starts at 6 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Protect yourself and your family from today's criminals. Free. 703-228-5990.

Rabies Clinic. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington. $10/shot. Hosted by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Contact mail@awla.org.

Transportation Commission. 7:30 p.m. at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. Contact Richard Best with questions at 703-228-3689.

Butterflies of Costa Rica. 7:30-9 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn about the butterflies of Costa Rica with the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Free. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Snacks Made Simple. For children in grades 3-5 can learn how to make easy snacks from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at Barrett Elementary School Library, 4401 North Henderson Road, Arlington. Call Heather Greenwood 703-228-6418 or e-mail hgreenwo@vt.edu.

Artists' Talk. 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Join five of the artists as they talk about their works in the Fall Solos 2006 exhibit. Free. Registration is recommended 703-248-6800. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more information.

Friday/Oct. 27

Holiday Shopping. 2006 USO/MWR Holiday and Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ft. Myer Community Center, Building 405, 228 McNair Road, Ft. Myer. Free admission. Photo identification is required to enter Fort Myer. Contact Dawn Ruth at 703-696-3279.

Speaker Series. Internationally renowned Mexican architect Enrique Norten will launch Arlington County's new Architecture Speaker Series with an interactive forum on his recent work and the elements of great architectural design from 7-9 p.m., at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. in Arlington. The Architecture Speaker Series is meant to spark public discussion on aspects of great architectural design. For more information on the Architecture Speaker Series, visit the County Web site.

Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Spring Road, Arlington. 18-35 months with an adult can participate in activities, story and a craft. $3. Registration rerquired 703-228-6535.

Toddler Time. For 2-year-olds at 10 a.m. at Central Library Youth Services, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Pumpkin Perfect. Children ages 3-5 with an adult can enjoy learning about these halloween items with a short story, craft and a short hike from 1-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $3 registration required 703-228-4747.

Saturday/Oct. 28

Wild & Lazy Afternoon. Walks begin at 2 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Exhibits and activities from 2-4 p.m. Call 703-528-5406. Haunted Halloween Hike. Annual scary romp in the woods starts at 7:30 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Children age 5 and older with parents. Tickets will go on sale at the nature center at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 14 for $8. Call 703-528-5406.

Fluorescent Campfire. From 6:30-7:45 p.m. children 7 and older can learn about fluorescent minerals and enjoy s'mores at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $3. Registration required https:\\registration.co.arlington.va.us\ or call 703-228-4747. Program # 612314D. Call 703-228-3403.

Halloween Fest. Pentagon Row will host its 4th annual Halloween Fest at 2 p.m. at Pentagon Row Plaza. Free trick-or-treat bags will be provided while supplies last, with free trick-or-treating, activities and entertainment. Call 703-413-6691 or visit www.pentagonrow.com.

Holiday Shopping. 2006 USO/MWR Holiday and Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ft. Myer Community Center, Building 405, 228 McNair Road, Ft. Myer. Free admission. Photo identification is required to enter Fort Myer. Contact Dawn Ruth at 703-696-3279.

Fall Festival. St. Ann Catholic Church of Arlington have its annual Fall Festival, featuring a white elephant sale, a bake sale, crafts, games for the children, raffles and a lunch featuring pulled pork sandwiches. The festival will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Ann, located at 10th and North Frederick in Arlington.

Art Sale. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, will have its 2006 Art Exhibition and Sale of Potomac Valley Watercolorists 3-7 p.m. Visit www.potomacvalleywatercolorists.com.

Housing Information. 10 a.m.-noon, visit housing tables, meet with instructors and attend classes at Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Free. 703-228-3765.

Halloween Puppet Show. The Spooky Boo House, a not-too-scary, just fun Halloween show for children 3 and up at 3 p.m. in the Comedy Spot Theater at Ballston Common Mall, 3rd floor, next to the cinema. $10, wear your costume and get free prizes. For directions and details visit www.comedyindc.com or call 703-294-LAFF.

Comedy Event. See comedians perform "Swami & Geeks & Poe" at 7:30 p.m. at The Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. E-mail fanmail@comedyindc.com, visit www.comedyindc.com or call 703-294-LAFF for cost and information.

Minerals: Earth's Jewels. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. For children ages 6-17 who love rocks. Free. 703-228-6330.

Teen Halloween Skate Party. 9-11 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St., Arlington. $3. 703-228-5920.

Haunted Halloween Hike. 7:30 p.m. the woods come alive with Gaia gone awry at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Children age 5 and up with adult. $8. 703-528-5406.

Mr. Potato Head Dinner and Youth Talent Auction. 6 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church 825 S. Taylor St. Arlington. Tickets $6/door and $5/advance. Auction includes yard work, birthday gram, golf caddy for a day and more. 703-892-4846. Proceeds will benefit our Senior High Youth Group.

Sunday/Oct. 29

Canoe The Marsh At Pohick Bay. Explore the marshes and creeks of Pohick Bay at 8 a.m. and have lunch on a beautiful bluff overlooking the marsh. Participants must be at least 16. No previous canoeing experience is necessary, $30 fee and pre-register. Call 703-339-6104 for reservations.

Art Sale. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, will have its 2006 Art Exhibition and Sale of Potomac Valley Watercolorists noon-4 p.m. Visit www.potomacvalleywatercolorists.com.

Theater Performance. Arlington seniors will attend an afternoon performance of “The Odd Couple” at Way Off Broadway theater in Frederick, Md. Cost is $52 (includes buffet lunch). Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4748. Registration required.

Halloween Puppet Show. The Spooky Boo House, a not-too-scary, just funny Halloween show for children 3 and up at 3 p.m. in the Comedy Spot Theater at Ballston Common Mall, 3rd floor next to the cinema. $10, wear your costume and get free prizes. For directions and details visit www.comedyindc.com or call 703-294-LAFF.

AGLA's Annual Book Donation Potluck Dinner. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Provide new or gently used books and a dish to enjoy with others. Costumes are optional. AGLA authors, editors, poets and others are encouraged to share talents. Visit www.arlingtonva.us for more information or e-mail info@agla.org.

"Eeww Gross!" Children ages 6-9 can learn about animals from botflies to tapeworms from 2-3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $3. Registration required. 703-228-4747.

Spooktacular Campfire. 4-5:15 families are invited to join in for fun adventures around the campfire at Long Branch Nature CEnter, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. $3 registration required 703-228-6330.

Ghosts of Gulf Branch Campfire. 6-7:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Families with children ages 7 and above are invited for adventures that include stories, treats, animal guests and more. $3 registration required 703-228-4747.

Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pike's Park in Arlington. Free. 703-892-2776.

Monday/Oct. 30

Travel the World Program. Langston-Brown Senior Center’s Travel the World program, via video, will feature 30 years of National Geographic Specials at 11 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Game Time. Seniors interested in chess are invited to Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington, at 10 a.m. with an instruction, and games starting at 10:30 a.m. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5285.

Weekly Walk. The Walter Reed Walkers, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, will travel to Lake Accoteek, Annandale, for its weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0949.

Knit For Charity. The Yarn Crafters group at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington will meet at 10:30 a.m., to knit and crochet items for Arlington charities. No fee; donations of washable yarn appreciated. Call for details, 703-228-5722.

Halloween Celebration. Halloween luncheon and live entertainmentat 10:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Prizes for best costumes. Cost is $4. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Raise a Reader. 11 a.m. Stories, songs and more for newborns at Westover Library, 800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Free. Registration required. 703-228-5260.

Tuesday/Oct. 31

Exercise Class. For seniors with Irena Woodruff at 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Designed to increase flexibility and strength. Cost is $56 for 16 sessions. Call 703-228-5722.

Full Fitness Exercise Class. Specialized for beginners, enhances overall muscle tone, bone density and balance, at 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington. Taught by Andrea Baumann. Cost is $3.50 per class; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.

Volleyball For Seniors. 1:30 p.m. (practice), 2 p.m. (games), Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Teams are forming. No fee. Call 703-228-4745.

Senior Singers Chorale. Rehearsal at 2 p.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. New members welcome; no auditions. $30 per semester. Call 703-228-6300.

Arts Group. The Merrymakers will entertain at Langston-Brown Senior Center, at 10:30 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300.

Halloween Party. Culpepper Garden Senior Center’s annual Halloween party with a parade of costumes by children from Barrett Elementary School at 1:30 p.m., 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Music by pianist Tim Daly and Halloween refreshments. Cost is $1. Call 703-228-4403.

Dog Halloween Event. Madeleine's Dogs will be hosting the annual Halloween party for dogs at Holiday Inn Select located at 480 King Street from 5-8 p.m. Free canine bat treats for all dogs in attendance. Visit www.madeleinesdogs.com.

Coping With Hearing Loss. 1-2:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Provides an overview of the hearing evaluation, discuss different hearing aids and more. Free and no reservation required. 703-228-5990.

Wednesday/Nov. 1

Historical Home Tour. Dodona Manor in Leesburg, home of General George C. Marshall, will be visited by Arlington seniors. Docent led tour. Cost is $17. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Weekly Walk. The Walking Club of Arlington for seniors will travel to Burke Lake, for its weekly walking program at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $3; newcomers welcome. Call Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4403 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Call 703-228-4403.

Yoga Classes. For seniors taught by Peggy Finn, begins at 10 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Cost is $24.50 for seven sessions. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Dance Group. Jane Franklin Dance group will entertain Arlington seniors at 9:30 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., and 11:00 a.m., Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Dancers will demonstrate, teach and lead seniors into dance movements. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300 (LB) or 703-228-0955 (WR).

Art Class. Oil and acrylic painting classes for seniors from 10 a.m.-noon, Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershig Drive, Arlington. Series taught by Larry Isham. Cost is $20 for four two-hour classes. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Homemade Spa Recipes. For body lotions, body scrubs, bath salts, massage oils and more presented at Langston-Brown Senior Center, at 11 a.m., 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Demonstration of a honey facial masque. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-6300.

Film and Discussion. There will be a 90-minute film by Independent researchers on the destruction of the World Trade Center and a talk entitled "Fatally Flawed: 'The 9/11 Commission Report'." Sponsored by The Wisdom Fund - www.twf.org. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at NRECA Conference Center, Room CC2, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. Free event and parking, entrance on Taylor St. 202-651-0199.

Network Session. 7:45-9 a.m. at Chamber Board Room, 2009 14th St., Arlington. Learn how to meet new clients or future businesses. Free. 703- 522-5273.

Bird Walk. 9-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Adults of every experience level can go on an informal walk. Bring binoculars and field guides. Free. Registration required. 703-228-4747.

Going Batty. 1-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $3 and registration required. Learn about these flying mammals through stories, short hike and a craft. 703-228-4747.

Scouting Badge Program. Bear Cub Scouts can complete badge requirements during the program "Sharing Your World with Wildlife" from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $2 registration required 703-228-3403.

Family Storytime. 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Stories and craft for all ages. Free. 703-228-6330.

Thursday/Nov. 2

Mah Jongg Enthusiasts. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington to learn and play. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call for details, 703-228-6300.

Line Dancing Classes. For seniors at 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, taught by Pinky O’Neil. Cost is $3.50 per class; partners not required. Call for details, 703-228-4745.

Children's Theater. The McKinley Children’s Theater presents “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Tales” at 7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at McKinley Elementary School, 1030 N. McKinley Road. Performances by McKinley students (2nd – 5th grade) based on Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith’s award-winning book. Admission is free, however donations to the McKinley Children’s Theater will be accepted at the door.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. hear Ronald Olive read from "Capturing Jonathan Pollard" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. Call 703-525-4227.

Music Performance. The Basso Moderno Duo will premier several newly commissioned for solo bass and piano at the Woman's Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. $20/non-member; $10/member. Call 703-553-5800 for times and information.

Movie Night. Watch "Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action" at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6340.

Music Performance. Enjoy a performance by the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Free. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com.

Fair Golds. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fairlington Villages, 3001 South Abingdon St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-1440.

Family Stories. 10 a.m. Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 2-5 years. At Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Drop-in. 703-228-5946.

Toddler Time. For 2-year-olds starting at 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Stories and craft. Free. 703-228-6330.

2s and 3s Together. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Stories and activities for children with an adult. Free but registration required 703-228-5260.

3s and 4s Together. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Stories, fingerplays and a craft. Free. 703-228-6330.

Friday/Nov. 3

Veteran's Day Commemoration. Register by Wed., Nov. 1 to attend Aurora Hills Senior Center’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration, noon-2:30 p.m., 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Program hosted by local historian and veteran, Les Albers, featuring a color guard, patriotic music, remarks fro active duty servicemen and lunch. Cost is $5. Call to register, 703-228-5722.

Scrabble Enthusiasts. 10:15 a.m. at Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington, to learn, polish techniques and play. No fee. Call to register, 703-228-0955.

Aerobics and Strength. Gentle aerobics and seated strength training class for seniors at 9 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Cost is $21 for six classes; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-5285.

Yoga. Beginning Yoga for seniors at 10:15 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. Cost is $21 for six sessions. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Walking Tour. The Lee Walkers, Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, will walk along the C&O Canal, D.C. at, 10 a.m. Fee is $2.50; newcomers welcome. Call to register, 703-228-0555.

Music Talk. The music appreciation group at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss composer-conductors, Stravinsky, Copeland, Bernstein and Lehar. No fee; newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403.

Age Healthy. Join seniors in the "Eat Better and Move More" campaign and learn steps to healthier aging beginning at 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Four part series, free. Call 703-228-6300.

Medicare Discussion. Medicare Part D changes and re-enrollment options will be discussed at 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington. No fee; newcomer welcome. Call to register, 703-228-4403.

Tea Party. Arlington seniors will enjoy an afternoon tea at Tea on the Tiber in Ellicott City, Md. Cost is $38. Call Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, 703-228-4749. Registration required.

Children's Theater. The McKinley Children’s Theater presents “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Tales” at 7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at McKinley Elementary School, 1030 N. McKinley Road. Performances by McKinley students (2nd – 5th grade) based on Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith’s award-winning book. Admission is free, however donations to the McKinley Children’s Theater will be accepted at the door.

Remembering with Music. Join the Cathedral Choir and guest organist Dr. Mary Beth Bennett for a special service of music to remember the souls of the faithful departed who have gone to their eternal rest starting at 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. Free with plenty of free parking. Call the Cathedral Music Office, 703-524-2815.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. hear David Baldacci from "The Collectors" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. Call 703-525-4227.

Fairlington Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. at Fairlington Villages, 3001 South Abingdon St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-1440.

Toddler Time. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Stories, songs and fingerplays for two-year-olds. Free. Registration required 703-228-5946.

Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Children 18-35 months can learn about nature through songs, activities and more. $3 registration required 703-228-4747.

Saturday/Nov. 4

Garage Sale. 2006 Arlington Civitan Community Garage Sale begins at N. 15th N. Quincy & N. Stafford Streets in Arlington from 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Items Available are predominately used re-cycled items including clothing, shoes, books, records, furniture, post cards, magazines, electronic, household, glass, ceramic, tools, yard tools, lamps, bric-a-brac, pictures, etc. Visit http://www.civitan.com.net/arlington-va or call 703-534-9268 and leave message.

Volunteer Work Day. Spend a morning with park staff and volunteers helping with indoor and outdoor projects at 10 a.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Reservations not required. 703-528-5406.

Wild & Lazy Afternoon. Walks begin at 2 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Exhibits and activities from 2-4 p.m. Call 703-528-5406.

Day of the Dead. From 2 – 4:30 p.m., the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., will host a free Day of the Dead/El dia de los muertos workshop led by AAC resident artist Monica Stroik. This workshop is geared for middle school students, or ages 10-14. Activities include mask making, sugar skull decorating, and story telling. There is no fee, but participants must register by phone at 703-248-6800 or by e-mail at info@arlingtonartscenter.org with “EL DIA” in the subject area of your message.

Craft Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dominion Hills Community House, 6000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. The third annual Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show will present 10 local artisans featuring craft in watercolors, jewelry, fine woodturning, papercutting, decoupage, mosaics, handbags, creative paper craft, pottery and glassware. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Julie Jernigan at 703-533-0957 or jules@julesjewelsjewelry.com.

Solemn Ceremony. 2:30-3:45 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E. St., S.E., Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Association. E-mail agla@info.org for more.

Fall Bazaar. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Road. There will be crafts, treasures, silent auction, baked goods and lunch. It will benefit local and UCC benevolences. 703-538-4886.

Church Bazaar. Held at St. Peter’s Church, 4250 North Glebe Road, Arlington from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be a soup and sandwich lunch, St. Peter’s cookbook, delicious baked goods, gourmet items, hand-crafted gifts, hundreds of used books and much more. 703-536-6606.

Four Mile Run Cleanup. Noon-2 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Help remove trash in the stream near Columbia Pike. Meet in the Arlington Mill Community Center parking lot. Register at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

Fall Hike. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Recreation Center, 300 N. Park Drive, Arlington. Adults can take a moderately easy 4.5 mile hike. Bring water, bag lunch and spending money for pit stops. $20. Registration required 703-228-4747. For information call 703-228-6535.

Tiny Tots. 11-11:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. Children 18-35 months can learn about nature through songs, activities and more. $3 registration required 703-228-4747.

Going Batty. 1:15-2:15 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $3 and registration required. Children 3-5 years of age can learn about these flying mammals through stories, short hike and a craft. 703-228-4747.

Little Sprouts Storytime. Children ages 3-8 can hear stories about the outdoors and the animals that live there from 4-4:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Free. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Full Moon Hike. Children ages 6-9 can join this club and participate in hands-on activities and tiptoe through the woods from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington. $2 registration required 703-228-4747.

Flourescent Campfire. Families can enjoy activities, treats, games and more from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. $3 registration required 703-228-4747.