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Calendar Aug. 22-29

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. 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.

Herbal Lore and Growing Tips. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 S. Kensington St., will host a free event, "Herbs for Taste, Scent and Health" from 1:20-2:30 p.m. Learn about how local herbs can influence every day life. For assistance call 703-228-6400.

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.

Friday/Aug. 31

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

Music Performance. 8 p.m. Lila Downs will perform at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. Lila is a Latin Grammy winner. $45/person and available at www.ticketmaster.com or 202-397-SEAT.

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

Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can learn about nature through songs, activities and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Saturday/Sept. 1

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

Play Day. 4-6:30 p.m. at Netherlands Carillon/Iwo Jima Memorial Grounds. Families can enjoy a variety of performances by Robbie K, Phil Melancon and more. Free. Picnics encouraged and there will be off stage performances as well. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org/planetarlington.htm.

Music Performance. 4:30-6 p.m. at Netherlands Carillon/Iwo Jima Memorial Grounds, Arlington. There will be a variety of family entertainment including music by Robbie K, Phil Melancon and Asheba. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/planetarlington.htm or 703-228-1850.

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.

Car Wash. Yorktown High School Band and Colorguard are sponsoring a fundraiser car wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Preston’s Pharmacy parking lot, 5101 Lee Highway. Contact Pam Donahoe at 703-533-1206.

Wednesday/Sept. 5

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.

Sing Along With Miss Belle. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Sing along and dance with Miss Belle and her guitar. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/Sept. 6

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. see "You Are Here: Maps Re-defined by Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Artists" from Aug. 24-Oct. 13 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. The exhibition presents artists Dawn Gavin, Julie Jankowski, Karey Kessler and Renee van der Stelt. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-7710.

Brown Bag Lunch Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. at Signature Theatre. Discuss the stage direction of "Merrily We Roll Along" with director Eric Schaeffer. Free. Located at 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Friday/Sept. 7

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Meet the artists of "Aachen to Arlington: Imaging the Distance" with artwork such as paintings by Taek Lee, sculptures and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Kindermusik Demonstration. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy singing, dancing and stories. Ages 3-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Saturday/Sept. 8

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.

Music Together. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy sharing songs, instruments, chants and movements. Ages 6 months and up. Free. 703-241-8281.

Music Adventure with Mr. Nate. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 6 months to 9 years. Go on a music adventure with Mr. Nate and his puppet friends. Free. 703-241-8281.

Art Show. The Jefferson Assisted Living Community will hold its first show and sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the community, 900 N. Taylor St. More than 20 artists will be represented, displaying works in oils, pastels, pottery and more. 703-524-7049 or visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Jazz With JSSA. 5:30 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. Proceeds benefit JSSA’s growing program. Four volunteers will be honored and then enjoy a performance by Anat Cohen. To purchase tickets call Keren Korman at 301-816-2667 or kkorman@jssa.org.

Art Show. The Jefferson Assisted Living Community will hold its first show and sale from noon-3 p.m. at the community, 900 N. Taylor St. More than 20 artists will be represented, displaying works in oils, pastels, pottery and more. 703-524-7049 or visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.