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Calendar March 21-28

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Wednesday/March 21

Fashion Show and Luncheon. The Arlington County Medical Society Alliance presents "Blooming into Spring," a fashion show by Bloomingdales, luncheon and boutique to benefit the Arlington Free Clinic, Doorways for Women and Children, and other local charities. At 11a.m. at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple East, Vienna. $60. For information or to sponsor call 703-448-8193.

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.

"Teen Only" Fishing. 2-6 p.m. Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St, Arlington. Young adults ages 10-19 will have a chance to fish without having to compete with adults. Those 16 and older must have a Virginia State Fishing License. Free. For information call 703-525-0168.

Forts of Arlington. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St, Arlington. Children ages 7-11 learn how and why forts were built and then build a model fort of their own. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Spring Fling. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Children ages 6-9 are invited to celebrate the first day of spring. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Lecture. The Sunni-Shia Conflict is subject of a public lecture from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Stephen Dachi will discuss this topic. Free. 703-228-2144, then 3 for special events.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Music provided by Shep Williams and friends. Features Abena Disroe and Lamont Carey. Free. 703-418-0166.

Lecture. Discussion on Guantanamo and Habeas Corpus. Free at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. E-mail novachapter@acluva.org or 703-360-1096.

Author Talk. 7 p.m., Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. It is the Push fifth anniversary. David Levithan, editor of "This is Push: New Stories From the Edge" will lead a panel. Free. 703-525-4227.

Thursday/March 22

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.

Nesting. 4:30–5:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Children ages 8–11 get a hands-on look at nests and eggs. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Monarch Learning. 7:30-9 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Daniela Rodrigues talks about her work on monarch learning and memory. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Movie Watch. Watch the film "Blackboards" at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N.Quincy St. Free. A Planet Arlington event. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-6340.

District XII Orchestra Festival. 3:25-6:40 p.m. Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. 703-228-6800.

Friday/March 23

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.

Evening Campfires. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Programs may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs, and treats. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Cindy & the Sprite Girls. 7:00 p.m. Gunston Middle School Theatre, 2700 S. Lang St Arlington. A new musical written by Gunston's Theatre Arts teacher and Gunston's Band Director especially for middle school performers and a family audience. $3 at the door. 703-228-6900.

Saturday/March 24

Kids Stuff Sale. 8 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church between Lorcom Lane and Military Road in Arlington will host a consignment sale to benefit charities. Free. Items from 100 families including children's clothing, equipment, toys, books and maternity gear. Call 703-351-8138.

Yard Sale. The Beyond the Hoop — 11U and 13U basketball teams are holding a yard sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 980 N. Frederick St., Arlington. Children's books, clothing, toys, collectibles and more will be sold. Visit www.beyondthehoop.org.

District XII Orchestra Festival. 3:25-6:40 p.m. Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington.

Cindy & the Sprite Girls. 2 p.m. Gunston Middle School Theatre, 2700 S. Lang St Arlington. A new musical written by Gunston's Theatre Arts teacher and Gunston's Band Director especially for middle school performers and a family audience. $3 at the door. 703-228-6900.

Evening Campfires. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Programs may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs, and treats. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Huntley Meadows Hike. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Participants will travel by van from Gulf Branch to the park. Bring a bag lunch and a drink. $5. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Tiny Tot Programs. 10-10:45 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military 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.

Rock 'n Roll: The Rock Cycle. 1-2 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Children ages 6-17 participate in games, crafts and other activities to learn about the earth sciences. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Say Trees! 2:30–4:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Be a part of the Arlington Community Wildlife Habitat 2007 photography project "Arlington’s Green Spaces: Photographing our Wildlife Habitats." Bring your own camera.$7. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Washington Bach Consort-Bach to School, Going Baroque with Bach. 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington. The Washington Bach Consort, the nation's premier Baroque chorus and orchestra, presents this interactive program as a fun way to teach children about classical music and J.S. Bach, himself. Theatre near the Rosslyn Metro Station and parking will be available. $7. 202-429-2121.

Sunday/March 25

Opera Talk. 3 p.m. at Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Arlington Soprano Michelle Kunz will discuss Donizetti's opera "The Daughter of the Regiment." Free. 703-536-7557.

Birds of Prey. Learn about red tail hawks, barred own and more at 2 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington. For children, 6 and older, and adults. Free. Reservations required, 703-528-5406.

Author Reading. 5 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson David Highway, Alexandria. Caitlin O'Connell will read and sign "The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa." Free.

Opera Talk. Discuss "The Daughter of the Regiment" by Michelle Kunz, at 3 p.m. at the Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-536-7557.

The Children's Theatre 40th Anniversary Party. 4-6:30 The Arlington Cinema and Draft House. 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Live entertainment provided, and light refreshments served, while all attendees celebrate the history of this wonderful theatre. $10 for individuals. $25 for families of three or more. Registration required. For tickets, email info@encorestage.org.

Music. Strings of Spring: The Arlington Philharmonic will have a free concert featuring the works of Borodin, Gershwin and Dvorak; Wesley Nichols, the Philharmonic's principal oboist, will perform Bach's Oboe Concerto in D minor. Starts at 3 p.m. in the Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. 703-243-5155 or visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org.

Monday/March 26

Book Discussion. 1 p.m., the Woman's Club of Arlington will host Patricia McArdle, who will discuss global warming. At the clubhouse, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. 703-553-5800.

Wednesday/March 28

Concert and Art Show. 6:30-8 p.m. Arlington Traditional Elementary School, 855 N. Edison St, Arlington. 703-522-1482.

Da Vinci Fair. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Barcroft Elementary School, 625 S. Wakefield St, Arlington. Featuring work by 2nd and 3rd graders. 703-228-5838.

Birdwatching for Kids. 3:30-5 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St, Arlington. Children ages 10 and up will participate in a walk through the park learning how to identify birds. Bring your own binoculars. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Tiny Tot Programs. 10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-Noon. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military 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.

Egg-cited about Eggs. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

History Talk. Stephen Grant will lead a talk on the social history of El Salvador from 6-7:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5990 or visit www.planetarlington.com.

Author Talk. Noon, Jean Sasson will talk about Kurdish freedom fighter Joanna Al-Askari Hussain. She is the author of "Love in a Torn Land: Joanna of Kurdistan. At Olsson's Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. 703-413-8121.

Thursday/March 29

Wheel Night. 7 p.m. Abingdon Elementary School, 3035 S. Abingdon St, Arlington. Violin Concert and student artwork celebration. 703-228-6650.

Egg-cited about Eggs. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

A Taste of Reims. Arlington's Sister City, Reims, France, is the home of Champagne, and is a city filled with historical and social significance. Join us as we explore Reims — through words and images — and enjoy its most famous product, Champagne. Tickets are available through The Curious Grape at 4056 S. 28th St, Arlington. Reservations required. A Planet Arlington event. $45/person. 703-671-8700 or visit www.planetarlington.com.

Music. The U.S. Army Chorale presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com

Author Talk. 7 p.m., Dennis Cass author of "Head Case: How I Almost Lost My Mind" will talk about his research. At Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. 703-525-4227.

Friday/March 30

Egg-cited about Eggs. 10-11 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road, Arlington. Open to children ages 3-5 with an adult. Program may include stories, crafts and short hikes. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Saturday/March 31

Pysanka Painting Workshop. 12:30–3 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Learn how to create the Ukrainian egg, or Pysanka. $30. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Turtle Derby. 4–5 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Stories and games followed by the grand finale turtle race. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Peeper Prowl. 7:15–8:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Families with children ages 5 and up search for spring peepers. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Hula Lesson. 1-5 p.m. in the Gunston Community Center, 2700 S. Lang St. $70/person 301-919-7905.

Music. The Amazones will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. $20/person through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-7328. Part of Planet Arlington. Visit www.planetarlington.com.

Sunday/April 1

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. 3 p.m. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Guest conductor, Leonard Slatkin conducts a variety of musicians, primarily from the National Symphony Orchestra, in masterpieces by Mozart, Schumann, Warlock, and Ginastera. $5 for students. $15 for seniors. $25 for adults. 703-256-2956 or www.eclipseco.com.