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Calendar April 11-18

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Wednesday/April 11

Silent Auction. The Arlington Retired Teachers Association will hold its annual auction from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 2600 Military Road. Auction items range from furniture, art, rugs and more. There will be $1, $3 and $5 tables. Proceeds benefit the Arlington Scholarship Fund for high school seniors who are interested in pursuing education in college. Contact Cathy Eckbreth at 703-534-4402 and leave a message.

Rhymes and Nature. 11 a.m. Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore. 2499 North Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Get ready to celebrate Earth Day with fun rhyming, habitat stories. Ages 2 1/2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Dennis Cass will read from his book "Head Case: How I Almost Lost my Mind Trying to Understand my Brain." Free. 703-525-4227.

Thursday/April 12

Lunch and Learn. 10:30 a.m. The Fountains at Washington House. 5100 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria. Enjoy lunch and a tour, while learning more about retirement living at The Washington House. Registration required, 703-845-5075.

Book Sale. 5:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Rare, first editions and signed copies, along with used CDs, games and videos. Members only. 703-228-5999.

Earth Day Stories. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Earth day stories and recycled crafts. Children 2 years attend the session at 10:15. Children 3 and 4 years of age attend the session at 11:15. 703-228-6330 or kvu@arlingtonva.us.

Music Concert. Lebanese pianist Rami Khalife and Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh at 7 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. $25/person. Call 202-338-1958 or visit www.thejerusalemfund.org/sonicdialogue.html.

Poetry Reading. "In Two Tongues/En dos lenguas" The first poet is Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Virginia's poet laureate, as well as several emerging artists who will be selected by a jury. Poetry will be in English and Spanish. 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-248-6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. David Stewart will read from his book "The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution." Free. 703-525-4227.

Friday/April 13

Poetry Marathon. Spanish-speaking poets will be honored at the Library of Congress from 2-4 p.m., sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Free. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 202-882-6227.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. For the "Spring Solos 2007" show. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Annual Gala. New Hope will host "Wild, Wild West Gala" at 7 p.m. at Westin Arlington Gateway, 810 N. Glebe Road. The evening will include live and silent auctions, buffet dinner of cuisine, and dancing. $125/person. Contact New Hope Housing at 703-799-2293, ext. 20, or e-mail mwooldridge@newhopehousing.org.

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Meet the artists of Alliance Artfest and enjoy some refreshments. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Saturday/April 14

Spring Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at La Escuela Bolivia, 4700 S. Chesterfield Road, Arlington. Enjoy games, food and live entertainment. Free. 703-205-0618.

Dance Performance. Bowen McCauley Dance will hold its spring performance at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. $20/adult; $10/student/senior. Tickets available at www.bmdc.org or 703-524-4641 ext. 102.

Poetry Marathon. Spanish-speaking poets will be honored at Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C., from 2-8 p.m., sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Free. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 202-882-6227.

Recycling Extravaganza. Noon at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Bring used CDs, DVDs, videos and video games to trade with others. 703-228-5946 or plover@arlingtonva.us.

Theater Reading. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Caleen Sinette Jennings will direct a reading of her latest work, "Elsewhere in Elsinor" based on the setting for Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. 703-228-5990 or dcross@arlingtonva.us.

Play Reading. Elsewhere in Elsinore by Caleen Sinnett Jennings. Part of Shakespeare and the Arts Come Together at your library.

Reycled Craft Day. 10 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Visit the Westover Library to make a craft from recycled materials. Supplies will be provided. All ages welcome and no registration required. 703-228-5260 or mreynolds@arlingtonva.us.

Art. 10 a.m. at Lee Arts Center. Artist-educator Julia Pfaff teaches the fundamentals of fabric dyeing. Participants will use fiber-reactive dyes to produce several samples and finished scarves or bandanas. No previous dyeing experience is necessary. 703-228-0560.

Rhyme and Reason. 11 a.m. Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore. 2499 North Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Enjoy fun stories and guitar sing-alongs with storyteller Marlena Thompson to get in the mood for National Poetry Month and Earth Day. Ages 2 1/2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Meet Author Matthew Olshan. 2 p.m. Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore. 2499 North Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Author Matthew Olshan will discuss his new fantasy book, "The Flown Sky." Book signing to follow. Free. Registration required, 703-241-8281.

Air Force Review Concert. 5 p.m. Air Force Memorial. 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. A performance by The United States Air Force Band Ceremonial Brass and The Air Force Honor Guard. Free. Tickets not required, 202-767-5658.

Pop Up Cards. 10 a.m.-noon. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Hands-on workshop fun, for ages 4-10. Part of Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week. Free. Reservations required, 703-524-7630.

The Intersection of Art and Writing. 10 a.m.-noon. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Writer Hildie Block will lead a discussion about the intersection of art and writing, and give participants a chance to so some writing inspired by artwork. Bring a pen. Must be at least 15 to participate. . Part of Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week. Free. Registration required, 703-524-7630.

Star Dust Band. 2-4 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Enjoy some Golden Oldies played by this well-known local band on the front porch of the Hendry House. . Part of Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Basketball Tournament. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Crystal Gateway Sport & Health Club, 1235 S. Clark St. 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit children living in group homes. There will be raffles and prizes including an Xbox 360. To register contact Kristin McLeod at 703-848-2072 or kcmleod@friedsus.org or visit www.friendsoftheorphans.org.

Community Event. 1-3 p.m. at Gateway Park, at the intersection of Lee Highway and Fort Myer Drive. This event calls for local solutions to global warming. There will be music, juggling, free light bulbs and more. Visit www.sierraclub.org.

Sunday/April 15

Dance Performance. Bowen McCauley Dance will hold its spring performance at 3 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. $20/adult; $10/student/senior. Tickets available at www.bmdc.org or 703-524-4641 ext. 102.

"Fiddle Session Returns!" 2 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun at the Bethesda home of Janet and Dan Snyder. Performances by violinists Elisabeth Adkins, Paula Sisson Akbar, Holly Hamilton, and Linda Schroeder. Accompanied by award-winning pianist, Edward Newman. $100. Advanced sales only. For tickets and the address call, 703-256-2956.

Book Sale. 5:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Rare, first editions and signed copies, along with used CDs, games and videos. Half-priced day. 703-228-5999.

Author Reading. 4:30 p.m., Marie Arana will read from "Cellophane" at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. E-mail dcross@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-5990.

Shakespeare Panel. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Listen to a panel of writers, actors and directors discuss Shakespeare. Free. 703-228-0322 or e-mail Adittman@arlingtonva.us.

Architecture: From Sketches to Paintings. Noon-2 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Architect and artist, Liz Macklin will demonstrate how to turn outdoor sketches into a painting capturing the charm of a historic home. Must be at least 13 to participate. . Part of Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Celtic and Sephardic Concert. 2-4 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Harpist Charlotte Roe and flutist Judith Davis will play a selection of Celtic, Jewish, and other world music. . Part of Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Monday/April 16

GAIA Theory. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hands-on presentation about the Gaia Theory. Special emphasis on energy issues and global warming. For people 12 years and older. Free. 703-228-5990 or e-mail sdewey@arlingtonva.us.

Tales for Twos and Threes. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Story and craft. 703-228-0321 or e-mail ahawes@arlingtonva.us for more.

Tuesday/April 17

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss Carl Hiaasen’s book "Hoot." 703-228-5946 or e-mail rharla@arlingtonva.us.

Contemporary Acrylic Painting. 9-11:30 a.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. An adult workshop demonstrating a new approach with acrylics using only three colors plus white. Taught by artist Jane McElvany Coonce. . Part of Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road. Music for clarinet and soprano. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Wednesday, April 18

Trendy Treasures. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens will make memory boxes out of recycled materials. 703-228-5946 or e-mail mgentl@arlingtonva.us.

Recycled Art Show. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Join staff and artists at a reception. 703-228-5996 or e-mail ikauffman@arlingtonva.us.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Hiram Larew and Erich Hintze. Music will be provided by Shep Williams and Friends. Free. 703-418-0166.

Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week- Plein Air Paint Out. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Meet in front of the Hendry House and join members of the Arlington Artists Alliance for an outdoor paint out. Adults only. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Arlington Artists Alliance ARTFEST Week- Creating Unique Stamps. 1:30-2:20 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith. 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Artist Linda Maldonado shows how to design, make, and use stamps with paint to add texture and interest to artwork. For adults only. Free. No registration required, 703-532-4450.

Play Group. From 9-11 a.m. at Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. For parents and children. Free. Contact 703-521-1116.

Read to Me: Family Stories. 2:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5260.

Twos and Threes Together. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-5946.

Read to Me: Family Stories. 7 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road, Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-6330.

Thursday/April 19

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance company will perform at 11 a.m. at Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang Street. $20/person; $15/morning and matinee performance; $10/children and available at the door. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-298-3235.

All About Owls. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about owls and meet a live Barred Owl. 703-228-5946 or e-mail rharla@arlingtonva.us.

Millennials Rising: What’s Next? 10 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Learn about why the next generation will re-define what it means to be young. 703-228-5990 or e-mail dcross@arlingtonva.us.

Children's Program. From 3-5 p.m., children in grades 1-5 can enjoy storytelling, crafts, movies and more at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-228-7790.

Raise a Reader. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. For children up to 23 months. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-6545.

Twos and Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-5260.

Raise a Reader. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. For children ages 0-23 months. Space is limited and registration is required; Call 703-228-5946.

Stop In for Stories. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 South 18th St., Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5715.

Tales for Twos. 10:45 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. For children ages 2-3 years with adult. Registration required 703-228-5715.

Twos and Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4 years with adult. Registration required 703-228-5715.

Lecture. 7 p.m. at Hunan Number One, 3033 Wilson Blvd. Listen to Attorney Gene Lawson talk about the legal nature of marriage. $23/person. RSVP to Marcia Fioramonti at 703-524-1804 or mfioramontirn@yahoo.com.

Luncheon. The Army Officers' Wives Club luncheon is at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Myer Officer's Club in the Koran Ballroom on Fort Myer. $18/person. Reservations with payment should be mailed no later than Friday, April 13 to Val Gass at 2306 Creek Drive, Alexandria, VA, 22308. Cancellations must be made by phone to Val Gass at 703-780-5664.

Music Performance. Young Artist Competition for Orchestra finals at 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road , Fort Myer. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Saturday/April 21

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance company will perform at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang Street. $20/person; $15/morning and matinee performance; $10/children and available at the door. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-298-3235.

Arlington Reads Green Craft Day. 11 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Make crafts from recycled materials. 703-228-5713 or e-mail jwiggi@arlingtonva.us.

Shakespeare Festival. 10 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. All day event for children and the young at heart to make Renaissance hats, shields and sachets. 703-228-5990 or e-mail adittman@arlingtonva.us.

Music Concert. Featuring Jessica Swink at NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd. at 4 p.m. Free with free parking on Taylor Street. 703-536-7557.

Music. Capital Focus Jazz Band will perform from 7-10 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd. $15/members; $20/non-members; $10/youth. Visit www.prjc.org or 703-671-3245.

Home & Show Expo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Workshops in home maintenance, bonsai demonstrations, door prizes and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonhomeshowandexpo.com.

Music Performance. Balkan Beat Box: Techno Fusion Gypsy Circus performs at 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. This is a Planet Arlington event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. Visit www.balkanbeatbox.com/watch.html for more.

Sunday/April 22

Science of Love. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Five poets will discuss the intersection of intellect and desire. 703-228-5990 or e-mail dcross@arlingtonva.us.

Earth Day Celebration. 6-8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. There will be a silent auction and award presentations. $50/person. 703-354-5093 or e-mail mnardolilli@nvct.org.