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Calendar June 28-July 4

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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.

Folklife Festival. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Arlington Committee on Jamestown 2007 will showcase actvities and projects. Takes place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Call 703-536-9289.

Music Performance. Shortstack and Vandaveer will perform at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive, as part of Gypsy EyesAcoustic Tour. Free. 703-413-8121.

Author Reading. Susan Shreve will read from her book "Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven" at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. This memoir explores the trials of having childhood polio. Free. 703-525-4227.

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.

Community Day. Brother2Brother MC is holding a community day from 2-8 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. There will be bike and car contests, pony rides, food, games, music, prizes and more. Free. Park at Drew Community Center and catch shuttle. Contact George at 703-314-3475 or Jake at 703-577-8899.

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.

Monday/July 2

Page to Stage. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Have a conversation with Sam Sweet, Signature Theatre Managing Director. Free. 703-228-0322 or amdittmann@arlingtonva.us.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Story Time. Storyteller Diane Macklin will tell stories at 4 p.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Themed "Once Upon an Adventure." Free. Registration required, 703-228-5260.

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.

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.

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.

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.