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Calendar March 7-13

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/March 7

Bird walk. 9-11:30 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for a walk through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Parks. Bring binoculars and field guides. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Blowing in the Wind. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington. Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts, and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Fantastic Frogs. 4-5 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd, Arlington. Children ages 6-9 learn about our native frogs. Includes games, animal visitors, and a craft. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Play Group. From 9-11 a.m. at Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. For parents and children. Free. Contact 703-521-1116.

Read to Me: Family Stories. 2:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5260.

Twos and Threes Together. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-5946.

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

Music. The Wittenberg Choir will perform at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Free. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org or call 703-527-3934.

Thursday/March 8

Blowing in the Wind. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts, and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Friday Morning Music Club. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Lunchtime chamber concert. Free. 703-228-7710 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Children's Program. From 3-5 p.m., children in grades 1-5 can enjoy storytelling, crafts, movies and more at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-228-7790.

Raise a Reader. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. For children up to 23 months. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-6545.

Twos and Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-5260.

Raise a Reader. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. For children ages 0-23 months. Space is limited and registration is required; Call 703-228-5946.

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

Tales for Twos. 10:45 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. For children ages 2-3 years with adult. Registration required 703-228-5715.

Twos and Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4 years with adult. Registration required 703-228-5715.

Music Event. U.S. Army Concert Band are performing at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School auditorium. Free concert. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Celebration. CrisisLink will hold an evening of food, entertainment, speakers and honoraries from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $85/person. There will also be a silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting CrisisLink. Visit www.crisislink.org.

Music. Annie Sidley performs at 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 North Kent St., Rosslyn. For ticket information call 703-228-1850.

Music. Mark McKay Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse. This event benefits underpriviledged children. $12/person. Visit www.arlingtoncinemaanddrafthouse.com for tickets.

Friday/March 9

Blowing in the Wind. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington. Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts, and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Silent Auction. Kenmore Middle School is having its Annual Silent Auction at 6:45 p.m. at the school. More than 250 retail items to be auctioned off, such as hotels, restaurants, Disney World tickets and much more. Food will be available for purchase. The address is 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call Renee Gorsky at 703 516 7007.

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.

Saturday/March 10

2007 Trout Fishing Season Opens in Arlington. 9 a.m. Four Mile Run stream from Bon Air Park south to Barcroft Park. Participants should bring their own bait, pole, and a cooler with ice to store their catch. Anglers over the age of 15 must have a Virginia State Fishing License. A Trout Stamp is not required for this event however, all other State fishing regulations apply. Free.

Stream Clean Up. 9 a.m.-Noon. The Arlington County Park Rangers are calling all volunteers to help clean up our local streams. An adult must accompany children under 16 years of age. Not recommended for children under 6-years-old. Free. To register, 703-525-0168.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 6-7:15 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington. Families are invited to come learn about these nocturnal acrobats. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Lecture. Enjoy a conversation with Woody Norris about inventions, such as the AirScooter at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6321.

Annual 5k. Barcroft Elementary will hold a Kids 5k and school walk for diabetes at the school. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Contact Stephanie Jones at 703-920-2116 or Margie Farrar-Simpson at kenmarsim@aol.com.

Cash Back Event. The Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge will be holding its First Annual Cash Back beginning at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m. There will be karaoke, dinner and a silent auction. Price of ticket includes dinner. Each ticket costs $25 and will entitle you to a chance to win $500 every 20 minutes starting at 5 p.m. There will be a grand-prize drawing of $4,500. Call the Lodge Office at 703-560-2188.

Garden Help. Virginia Cooperative Extension's Master Gardeners offer guidance on how best to handle pruning in your garden at 9 a.m. at Bon Air Park. Join Peter Deahl of the Pruning School at a free public workshop, sponsored by Cooperative Extension and assisted by Master Gardeners. Registration required 703-228-6414.

Sunday/March 11

Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m.

Java, Jews & News. 10 a.m. at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. An open house for current, new and non-members of the shul to meet, enjoy a cup of coffee, read the daily news and schmooze together. Call 703-979-4466 for directions. Call 301-610-JEWS or email info@jssn.org for more information. Free.

Monday/March 12

Children's Programs. From 3-5 p.m., children in grades 1-5 can enjoy storytelling, crafts, movies and more at Buckingham Community Outreach Center, Arlington. 703-351-0019.

Raise a Reader. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. For children up to 2 years of age. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-5260.

Read to Me: Family Stories. 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5710 .

Twos and Threes Together. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4 years. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-6545.

Tuesday/March 13

Blowing in the Wind. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington. Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts, and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Birding Trips. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Vans leave from Lubber Run Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr, Arlington. View the great variety of bird life that occurs in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Participants should bring binoculars, a bag lunch, and snacks for the day. $20. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Movie Screening. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Watch "Through Deaf Eyes," which is a documentary about being deaf in America. There will be representatives from the project on hand to answer questions. Free. 703-228-6321.

Children's Programs. From 3-5 p.m., children in grades 1-5 can enjoy storytelling, crafts, movies and more at Harvey Hall Community Outreach Center, 850 S. Greenbrier St., Arlington. 703-379-8736.

Wednesday/March 14

Play Group. From 9-11 a.m. at Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. For parents and children. Free. Contact 703-521-1116.

Read to Me: Family Stories. 2:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5260.

Twos and Threes Together. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., Arlington. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited and registration is required; call 703-228-5946.

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

Tiny Tot Program. 10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-Noon. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Children ages 1 1/2 - 2 years old with an adult. Programs may include songs, discovery moments and mini-hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Gemstone Club. Aquamarine. 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Children ages 7-12 will learn about geology, mining, legends, and literature for each gem. $4. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Lucky Leprechauns. 3:30–4:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Children ages 3–7 with an adult can get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by learning all about leprechauns, elves and fairies. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Thursday/March 15

One Thousand Welcomes/Cead Mile Failte. 6–7:30 p.m. Lubber Run Community Center, Room TBD, 300 N. Park Drive, Arlington. Families are invited to come learn about Irish lore. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Saturday/March 17

St. Patrick's Day.

"Kids Only" Fishing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St, Arlington. A chance for children ages 15 and under to fish without having to compete with adults. Free. For information, 703-525-0168.

Is it Super Being Green? 3:30–4:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Families with children ages 3 and up come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Plant a Flower Day. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 6-7:15 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Families are invited to come learn about these nocturnal acrobats. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

St. Patrick's Day Event. 3 p.m. at the Lyon Village Community House, 1920 N. Highland St., Arlington. Enjoy some opera and a little bit of jazz. Free. Includes Yorktown High School student Anna Sosdian. Call 703-536-7557.

Sunday/March 18

Wiggling Slimeballs. 1–2 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Children ages 4–7 with an adult come enjoy a reading of "I Saw a Slimeball Wiggle" by Ray Butrum. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Wind Wonders. 3–4 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd, Arlington. Children ages 7–10 learn about wind, experiment with some of the equipment used by forecasters and build forecasting equipment of their own to take home. $4. Registration required, 703-228-4747.