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Calendar June 21-27

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/June 20

Music Performance. A free performance by Arlington's award-winning women's barbershop chorus, the Potomac Harmony Chorus, at the Lubber Run Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. 703-228-1850 or visit www.potomacharmony.org.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m., features Mel Belin and Patric Pepper. Music will be provided by Shep Williams and James ‘Curly’ Robinson. Open mic to follow. Free. Located at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 South Hayes St. 703-418-0166.

All Aboard the Knight Bus. Make a video about why you love Harry Potter with a replica of the Knight Bus at 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Activities include costume contest, Bertie Botts Jelly Bean flavor tasting and wand making. Free but registration required 703-228-5946 or stop by. Call 703-228-5946.

Author Reading. Arlington native Susan Letzler Cole will read from her book "Missing Alice: In Search of a Mother’s Voice" at 7 p.m. in the Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free with books available for purchase. E-mail dcross@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-6321.

Book Discussion. Discuss Sandor Marai’s "Embers I" at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Free, no registration required. 703-228-5710.

Summer Concert Series. The Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants will perform at the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, at 8 p.m. Free. Contact 202-228-1850 or visit www.usafband.com.

Thursday/June 21

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. For exhibit "Transformation: Contemporary Art of Iran and its Diaspora." Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

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

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

Solstice Celebration and Work Party. 7-9:30 p.m. at Bluemont Park, Wilson Blvd at N. Manchester Street, Arlington. Celebration includes refreshments and three service projects. Register at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

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

Summer Concert Series. Airmen of Note, a US Air Force band, will perform at the Airforce Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, at 8 p.m. Free. For more information call 202-228-1850 or visit www.usafband.com.

Skateboarding Day. 4-8 p.m. at Powhatan Springs Skatepark in Arlington. There will be music, free giveaways, raffles and more. Ask questions about tricks and skateboarding from members of Team Riders. $4.

Meet Gwen. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m, program, at National Rural Electric Cooperative Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd. "Getting women elected now" hosts the event, with Judy Feder, Dean of the Geogetown Public Policy Institute as the featured speaker. Introduction by Congressman Jim Moran.

Friday/June 22

Midsummer Night Campfire. 8-9:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Adults. Celebrate the Summer Solstice with s’mores and other items. $3/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Arts al Fresco Concert. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Welburn Square between Stuart and Taylor Streets. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/alfresco.htm or 703-228-1850 for musicians.

Play Group. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. For parents and children. Free. Contact 703-521-1116.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

Dance Performance. The Center Dance Company will perform at Lubber Run, North 2nd and N. Columbus Streets at 8 p.m. Free. Bring a picnic. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-4224.

Air Force Concert. The Air Force Strings will perform at the Air Force memorial, One Airforce Memorial Drive at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer Concert Series. Free. For more information call 202-228-1850 or visit www.usafband.com.

Edible Ants. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages5-8, learn about things that love to eat ants. $1. Registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-228-6535.

Saturday/June 23

Music Performance. 7 p.m., annual Percussion Festival at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free, but donations are suggested. Picnics welcome. Visit www.NVRPA.org.

Celtic, Arts Al Fresco. The Ocean Orchestra will be performing with Jennifer Cutting at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N.2nd and N. Columbus St at 8 p.m. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850 for more information.

Chinese Storyteller. 3-4 p.m., at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Linda Fang tells stories she collects from Chinese folktales, historical anecdotes, oral traditions, and Chinese opera. Registration required. 703-527-5929.

FitArlington Expo. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ballston. The expo is at Welburn Square at 9th and N. Stuart Streets. There will be activities, free demonstrations and more. Visit www.ballstonvasquare.org or 703-528-3527 or e-mail at ballstonvasquare@aol.com.

Royal Raptors. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the picnic shelter in Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St. Ages 7-10. Meet a member of the Raptor Conservancy and learn about birds of prey. $5 registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-525-0168.

Flower Smashing Fun. 3-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 8-12 can walk through the park and look at native flowers, then make an arrangement by smashing them. May bring own flowers. $3 registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-228-6535.

Glow in the Dark Campfire. 8-9:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. The family is invited to enjoy activities and more. $3/person. Registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-228-6535.

Summer Solstice Campfire. 8-9:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. The family can enjoy activities and s’mores. $3 registration required 703-228-4747. Call703-228-3403.

Sunday/June 24

Gardening for Pollinators. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults. Learn how to make a garden more attractive to pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds and more. Free. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Music Performance. 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Features performances by Coro Fabrettino, a group of 20 Nicaraguan youth. $10 online or $15 at the door. Visit www.fabretto.org for tickets and more information.

Arts Al Fresco. Washington Balalika Society will hold a free concert sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus St at 8 p.m. Call 202-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more information.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church. 10 a.m. adult forum, titled "The Shipwreck of St. Paul During his 4th Missionary Journey" as recorded in Acts Chapter 27. A slide show of St. Paul's Bay in Malta will be show with discussion to follow. Refreshments will be served. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road.

Bee Aware. 1-2:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Children ages 11 and up can learn how and why to attract solitary bees and do an activity. Registration required 703-256-6895. Call 703-228-6535.

Monday/June 25

Movie Night. Watch classic Clint Eastwood movies starting at dusk at 18th and Bell Streets. Starts between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Picnics welcome. Free. Visit www.crystalcitybid.com for the complete schedule.

Books—the Magic is Real. Joe Romano will entertain with magic and stories at 1:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Free and for all ages, but registration required 703-228-5710.

Charity Golf Tournament. 11 a.m. at Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit programs and services of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. $285 covers lunch, putting green and driving range at 11 a.m., silent auction, dinner, beverages throughout the day and more. Call 703-841-3835 or visit www.ccda.net.

Books—the Magic is Real. Joe Romano will entertain with magic and stories at 4 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free and for all ages, but registration required 703-228-6330.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Le Divorce" by Diane Johnson at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Spend a Monday evening with friends. Free, no registration required. 703-228-5990.

Author reading. Claire Cook will read from her new book "Life’s A Beach" at 7 p.m. at Olsson’s, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

Improving a Condominium. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to upgrade units to be more energy efficient and "green." Free. 703-228-4792.

Bloodsuckers Campfire. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. The whole family can enjoy activities, such as stories, animal guests and treats. $3 registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-228-6535.

Tuesday/June 26

Once Upon an Adventure. Storyteller Diane Macklin will read various stories starting at 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. For all ages. 703-228-5946.

Books—the Magic is Real. Joe Romano will entertain with magic and stories at 2:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Free and for all ages, but registration required 703-228-6545.

Air Force Concert. Max Impact will perform at the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer Concert Series. Free. For more information call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.com.

Wednesday/June 27

Books—the Magic is Real. Joe Romano will entertain with magic and stories at 2:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Free and for all ages, but registration required 703-228-6545. Visit www.romanomagic.com for more.

Movie Talk. Discuss the 2006 films featuring the Oscar nominees for Best Actress at 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Free. 703-228-6545.

Books—the Magic is Real. Joe Romano will entertain with magic and stories at 7 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Free and for all ages, but registration required 703-228-5710.

Air Force Concert. The Air Force Brass Quintet will perform at 8p.m. at the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. No tickets are required for this event. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.com.

Civil War Codes and Signals. 1-2 p.m. at Fort Ethan Allen Park, 3829 N. Stafford St. Ages 7-11. Hands on program where children learn how to make and use a cipher disk. $3 registration required 703-228-4747. For information 703-243-4342.

Thursday/June 28

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

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

Movie Watch and Talk. Watch and then discuss "Occupied Minds" at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. The film follows to journalists as they travel to Jerusalem. Free. 703-228-6321.

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

Canine Cousins. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St. Alonso Abugattas, from Long Branch Nature Center, introduces some dogs’ canine cousins. Free and for all ages, but registration required. 703-228-5715.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad at 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free no registration required. 703-228-5990.

Friday/June 29

Play Group. From 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. For parents and children. Free. Contact 703-521-1116.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

Air Force Concert. The Air Force Brass Quintet will perform at 8p.m. at the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. No tickets are required for this event. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.com.

Movie. Watch "Casablanca" at 8:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N 2nd and N. Columbus Streets. Picnics encouraged. Free. Part of Arlington’s Arts Al Fresco. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-1850.

Starstruck and S’mores for Teens. 9-10 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Ages 11-16 can enjoy the end of school by gazing at the stars and listen to stories about those who created the constellations. $3 registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-228-3403.

Saturday/June 30

Story Boards. 1-2 p.m., at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Miebeth Janssens uses storyboards to tell the stories "Duck on A Bike" and "The Three Little Bears." Register required. 703-527-5929.

Music Performance. Blues Singer Mary Ann Redmond will perform at 8 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.

Wedding Anniversary. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., the Robert E. Lee Memorial will celebrate the 176th wedding anniversary of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis with music, dancing and food. There will be talks and then a period wedding ceremony. Located at Arlington House and Grounds at Arlington National Cemetery. Free.

Leave No Trace. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the pavilion at Douglas Park, 1817 S. Quincy St. Ages 7-10 can learn about the seven principles of "Leave No Trace" at a park. There will be games and more. $4 registration required 703-228-4747. Call 703-525-0168.

Sunday/July 1

Music Performance. The Slavic Male Chorus will perform at 8 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.

Hero Hunt. 1-2:30 p.m. at Chain Bridge meeting area. Families with children 8 and up can learn about birds and other creatures found in the river’s floodplain. Dress to get muddy. $3/person. Registration required 703-228-4747. Directions to the location will be mailed. Call 703-228-3403.