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Calendar July 3-9

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/July 4

July 4th Celebration. The Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Parade. Barcroft Neighborhood will hold an Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. at the Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St. Features The National Guard, Arlington Fire Department and a juggler. There will be an awards ceremony and barbeque. Bring a dish to share. 703-979-7727.

Thursday/July 5

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

Gemstone Club. Learn about rubies from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 7-12 can even take home a souvenir stone. $4/person. 730-228-3403.

Rosslyn Farmer’s Market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Metro Park, between N. Moore and N. Lynn streets. Free. Purchase fruits, vegetables, meats, coffees and more. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.

Music Performance. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., enjoy free live music. Located at Metro Park, between N. Moore and N. Lynn streets. Visit www.rosslynva.org or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Friday/July 6

Music Performance. The Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Movie. See "The Awful Truth" (1938 version) at 8:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N 2nd and N. Columbus Streets. Free. Part of Arlington’s Arts Al Fresco. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-1850.

Water Bugs. 4-5 a.m., look at creepy-crawlies that make a home under the surface of the water. Play games and more at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $2/person registration required, 703-228-4747.

Saturday/July 7

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

Open House. 10 a.m.-noon at Ft. Barnard Community Gardens, 2000 S. Walter Reed Drive. Tour model gardens and get tips from various gardeners. Free.

Garage Sale. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the I-66 parking garage on 15th Street between North Quincy and Stafford. Civitans will offer household items, collectibles, memorabilia and more. Free. Visit http://civitan.net/arlington, call Chris Wahl at 703-534-9268 (leave message) or e-mail capitolfundg@msn.com.

Hello Grufallo. 1-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 3 and up can listen to some of Julia Donaldson’s classics and meet a few of the creatures from her books. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wild Ones. 2-3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Learn about snakes. Dress to get messy. $2/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Firefly Campfire. 8-9:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families enjoy activities, stories, guests, games and more. $3/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Sunday/July 8

Music Performance. The Piedmont Pickers’ Celebration will start at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets. Features four masters of the Piedmont blues. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/rickfranklin.htm or call 703-228-1850.

Monday/July 9

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Discuss "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl" by Timothy Egan.

Book Discussion. Discuss "The Glass Castle: A Memoir" by Jeannette Walls at 7:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. 703-228-6330.

Author Reading. Nicholas Kulish will read from his book "Last One In, A Novel," 7 p.m., Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. Book follows Jimmy Stephens as he covers the war in Iraq. 703-525-4227.

Tuesday/July 10

Book Discussion. Discuss "The Power of the Dog" by Thomas Savage at 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center Library. Free. Call for address 703-228-7762.

Music Performance. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., enjoy free live music. Located at Anna & David Plaza, 1525 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.rosslynva.org or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Wednesday/July 11

Music Performance. The Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Story Time. Storyteller Diane Macklin will tell stories at 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Themed "Once Upon an Adventure." Free. Registration required, 703-228-5715.

Walking Tour. 6:30-7:15 p.m. at Fort Ethan Allen, 3829 N. Stafford St. Children ages 6 and above can tour Fort Ethan Allen and learn how and why it was built. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Thursday/July 12

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

Music Performance. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Listen to a Persian classical music ensemble. Free. Visit www.iranianalliances.org/art.htm for more or call the Ellipse at 703-228–7710.

Books, the Magic is Real. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Joe Romano entertains with magic. Free. Registration required, 703-228-5715.

Rosslyn Farmer’s Market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Metro Park, between N. Moore and N. Lynn streets. Free. Purchase fruits, vegetables, meats, coffees and more. Visit www.rosslynva.org for more.

Fishin’ Fever. 3:30-5:30 p.m., children ages 9-12 can learn about the aquatic creatures of Virginia and then try a hand at fishing. Pole, tackle and bait will be provided. Wear bug spray, sun screen, hat and bring water. $2/person. Located at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Author Reading. Mike Carey will read and discuss his book "The Devil You Know," 7 p.m., Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. This is a supernatural book. Free. 703-525-4227.

Friday/July 13

Music Performance. The U.S. Army Concert Band and Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com for more.

Music Performance. The Air Force Ceremonial Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Saturday/July 14

Music Performance. The U.S. Army Chorus Alumni Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Road, Fort Myer. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

Junior Rangers. 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the restroom near Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington. Join the park rangers to learn the basics of reading a map and using a compass. $5/person. Registration required. Call 703-228-4747 or visit https:\\registration.co.arlington.va.us\ for more information.

Music Performance. The Tone Rangers will hold an annual a capella festival at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets. The Tone Rangers will perform along with many several guest groups. Starts 8 p.m. Free. Visit www.tonerangers.com or 703-228-1850.

Bastille Day Celebration. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as part of the 2007 Ballston Arts and Crafts Market, located in Welburn Square at 9th and N. Stuart Streets. The theme of the market will be "Fete" and will include many vendors and demonstrations. Free. Music by Bette Noir from 1-3 p.m. Visit www.ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com for more.

Amphibian Fun. 8-9 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about frogs, toads and salamanders and then search for them. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Pebble Pups. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 6-17, rock lovers can learn about the earth sciences. Games, crafts and other activities. Free. Registration required 703-228-6535.

Herbal Infusion. Young adults ages 13 and up and adults can learn how to infuse oils and vinegars from herbs. Find out how to make your own vinegar. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Open Forge. Noon-4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Adults and families can watch, participate and learn about how to use fire and muscle to form raw materials into tools and objects. Free. 703-228-3403.

Sense-sational Nature. 10-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-8 can learn about nature using senses. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Pet Rocks. 10-10:45 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Ages 3-5 with adult can learn about where rocks came from and what you can learn by looking at them. Create a personal pet rock. $3/participant. Dress to get dirty. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Sunday/July 15

Mongolian Festival. Noon-5 p.m. at Barcroft Park, 4100 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Free. Celebrate cultural traditions with music, dancing and sports, singing and more. 703-228-1850.

Spring Fling Fundraiser. Cocker Spaniel Rescue is hosting a fundraiser from noon-4 p.m. at Shirlington Dog Park, 2710 S. Nelson St. $20/person in advance or $25/person at the gate. There will be dog contests, food, pet photos and more. Contact 703-597-6910 or visit wwww.cockerspanielrescue.com for more.

Movie Preview. 8:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets. Watch Buster Keaton’s "Sherlock Jr." and Laurel and Hardy in "Two Tars." Music will be provided by Hesperus. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/slapsticon/slapsticon.htm or 703-228-1850.

Monday/July 16

China’s Challenges. 3:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about China’s role in the international order. Free. Call ALRI at 703-228-2144 and press "3" for Special Events.

History Camp. Children ages 6-9 can participate in a hands-on history camp at Fort C. F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. from 9-11 a.m. Introduces campers to life during the Civil War including fort construction, artillery, food, music and games. $65/person. Registration required, 703-243-7329.

Tuesday/July 17

Canine Cousins. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about some of dogs’ canine cousins. Registration required 703-228-5946.

Colors of the Rainbow. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can discover all the colors in a rainbow with stories, craft and more. $3/child. Registration required 703-228-4747.