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Calendar Aug. 15-21

Know of something missing from our community entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

Wednesday/Aug. 15

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Free. Features Cliff Lynn, Rocky Jones and Tom Burson. Music provided by Shep Williams and friends. 703-418-0166.

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

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

Arlington County Fair. All day at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street. There will be rides, petting zoo, rock climbing, exhibits, food, art exhibits and more. Music performances happen from 7-10 p.m. Free. Call 703-920-4556 or visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/Aug. 16

Music Performance. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon Row Plaza. See Taylor Carson. Free. 703-413-6691 or visit www.pentagonrow.com. Come and register to win a year sampler lease from Saab.

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

Teen Trips. Students in middle or high school can go to Water Country USA from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. $56/person. To register, e-mail or call Mary McMullen at mmcmullen@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7782.

Arlington County Fair. All day at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street. There will be rides, petting zoo, rock climbing, exhibits, food, art exhibits and more. Music performances happen from 7-10 p.m. Free. Call 703-920-4556 or visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org.

Endangered in Virginia. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Adults can learn about struggling plants and animals in the surrounding area. Free. 703-228-4747.

Friday/Aug. 17

Movie Night. Movies start at dusk at Gateway Park, at the foot of Key Bridge. Watch "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly." Free. Bring, blankets, chairs, picnics and more. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed cowboy. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages. Free. 703-228-5715.

Teen Event. Teens can play in the Teen Court at the Arlington County Fair at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. From noon-8 p.m. enjoy moon bounces, arts, sports competitions and more. For more information about any teen event, contact Mary McMullen, Office 703-228-7782.

Arlington County Fair. All day at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street. There will be rides, petting zoo, rock climbing, exhibits, food, art exhibits and more. Music performances happen from 7-10 p.m. Free. Call 703-920-4556 or visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org.

Nocturnal Campfire. 8-9:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $3/person. The whole family can enjoy songs, activities, food and more. 703-228-6535.

Saturday/Aug. 18

Music Performance. 7 p.m., Alexandria Kleztet will perform Klezmer music at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free, but donations are suggested. Picnics welcome. Visit www.NVRPA.org.

Teen Event. Teens can play in the Teen Court at the Arlington County Fair at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. From noon-8 p.m. enjoy moon bounces, arts, sports competitions and more. For more information about any teen event, contact Mary McMullen, Office 703-228-7782.

Teen Talent Showcase. Noon-3 p.m. at Arlington County Fair. Free. If interested in performing, contact Mary McMullen at 703-228-7782. For more information about any teen event, contact Mary McMullen, Office 703-228-7782.

Comedy Show. 5-6 p.m. at Arlington County Fair. $3/advance; $5/door. Family friendly comedy show. For more information about any teen event, contact Mary McMullen, Office 703-228-7782.

Teen Movie. 7-9 p.m. in the Thomas Jefferson Theater at the Arlington County Fair. Free. Watch a movie after the fair. For more information about any teen event, contact Mary McMullen, Office 703-228-7782.

Arlington County Fair. All day at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street. There will be rides, petting zoo, rock climbing, exhibits, food, art exhibits and more. Music performances happen from 7-10 p.m. Free. Call 703-920-4556 or visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org.

Music Performance. Arlington-based band Juniper Lane will perform at 9:30 Club, 815 V St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Visit www.juniperlane.com for more on the band or call the club at 202-393-0930.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Walking Tour. 9-9:45 a.m. at Fort Ethan Allen, 3829 N. Stafford St. Ages 6 and above can learn about how and why the fort was built. Free. Registration required. 703-243-4342.

For the Birds. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about local birds and then go on a search for them. $1/participant. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Bat Fest. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families can learn about bats, hear bats’ echolocation calls, see live bats and learn what foods are pollinated by them. $6/person, children under 2 free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Films in the Forest. 8-10:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can watch an enviro-themed movie. Concessions will be on sale. Free. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Sunday/Aug. 19

Teen Event. Teens can play in the Teen Court at the Arlington County Fair at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. From noon-8 p.m. enjoy moon bounces, arts, sports competitions and more. For more information about any teen event, contact Mary McMullen, Office 703-228-7782.

Arlington County Fair. All day at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd Street. There will be rides, petting zoo, rock climbing, exhibits, food, art exhibits and more. Music performances happen from 7-10 p.m. Free. Call 703-920-4556 or visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org.

Wednesday/Aug. 22

Safety Program. 2-3 p.m. at Sunrise at Bluemont Park, 5910 Wilson Road. Vivian Hevey-Swingle, Program Clinical Coordinator presents "When to Yield: An Overview for Seniors of the Skills Necessary for Safe Driving." Call Roz Minett at 703-531-2127 by Aug. 20 for a reservation. No charge.

Book Club. 2 p.m. at Olsson’s Books, 2200 Crystal Drive, Crystal City. Discuss "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Free. 703-413-8121.

Science Fiction Book Club. 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Books, 2200 Crystal Drive, Crystal City. Discuss "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. Free 703-413-8121.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/Aug. 23

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m., The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble will perform an alumni concert at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Movie Time. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch "Black Gold," which tells the story of the coffee, through the cups that are consumed everyday to the person trying to secure a living wage for the coffee farmers. Free. 703-228-5946.

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

Thursday Morning with Friends. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. Free. E-mail bdean@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7688.

Friday/Aug. 24

Movie Night. Movies start at dusk at Gateway Park, at the foot of Key Bridge. Watch "Unforgiven." Free. Bring, blankets, chairs, picnics and more. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed cowboy. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages. Free. 703-228-5715.

Magical Months Campfire. 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. The whole family can participate in many activities such as stories, meeting animals, games and more. $3/participant. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Crystal Block Party. 1-6 p.m. on 23rd street between S. Eads and S. Fern streets. Celebrate "Restaurant Row" and listen to music by Johnny Artis Band, Mary Ann Redmond and the Niki Barr Band. Free. Visit www.crystalcity.org or 703-412-9430.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Spiked! 11 a.m.-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-8 with adult can learn about things that are spiky and why they are so prickly with walks and activities. $1/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Terrific Termites. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 8-10 can learn about termites, from what they eat to who eats them. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Magical Months Campfire. 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. The whole family can participate in many activities such as stories, meeting animals, games and more. $3/participant. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Sunday/Aug. 26

Moon Madness. 8-9 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn about the moon – why it changes, where it came from and more. Then study the full moon with telescopes and binoculars and find landmarks such as the Apollo 11 landing site. $3/participant. Registration required. 703-228-3403.

Monday/Aug. 27

Monday Evening with Friends. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss "The Ambassadors" by Henry James. Free. E-mail bdean@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7688.

Wednesday/Aug. 29

Movie Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library. Discuss "Jaws," "The Perfect Storm," "Open Water" and more. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Naturalists’ Collectors Club. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children can learn about science and the environment with a new lesson every meeting. Go home with a new artifact, such as feathers, seeds and more. $4/participant. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/Aug. 30

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