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Calendar May-10-16

Know of something missing from our community entertainment Calendar? Send it to The Arlington Connection, e-mail it to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

Wednesday/May 9

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.

Moms Are Wonderful. 11 a.m. celebrate moms with Marlena Thompson who will read from "You and Me" by Martine Kindermans and "I Love You Always and Forever" by Jonathan Emmett. Free. Ages 2-6 with adult. At Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/May 10

Film Screening. Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) will present a 1948 classic dance film that "explores romantic and professional tensions among an impressario, a ballerina, and a composer" on the big screen at the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington. Following the movie, a panel. Attendees are also invited to a pre-show reception and light supper. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission/Donations: $75 for Patrons. $50 for reception and movie. Movie only: $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets available at www.bmdc.org or by phone at 301-585-3592.

Meeting. 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Membership Meeting at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Guest Speaker: Fred Valentine, former outfielder for the Washington Senators from 1964-1968, who was in the outfield on opening day for the Washington Nationals in April 2005 for the glove exchange (passing of the torch) from the old Washington baseball team to the new Washington baseball team.

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.

SemperComm Gala. 6-11 p.m. at Crystal Gateway Marriott. Includes dinner, live and silent auctions, awards ceremony and music by Chely Wright. Raises funds for the SemperComm Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides communication and entertainment equipment, software and services to overseas U.S. military bases. Visit www.sempercommgala.org for tickets.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. David Talbot will read from his book "Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

Friday/May 11

Dance Performance. Center Dance Company presents a dance concert that includes "Paquita; Swing Into Spring," choreographed by Maria Watson; and a new contemporary ballet choreographed by Center Dance Artistic Director Nancie Woods. The Friday night performance will be a fundraiser for the Arlington Free Clinic, with $5 from each ticket going to support them. Tickets are available online. Thomas Jefferson Theatre at 125 South Old Glebe Road. Call 703-522-2414 or visit www.arldance.org.

Music. The Levine School of Music will present a spring concert featuring the Senior Singers' Chorale and the New Horizons Band at 7:30 pm at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive. The event is free; reservations can be made by calling 703-237-5655. Visit www.levineschool.org.

Organic Wine Tasting. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. A benefit for Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, featuring organic wines from around the world presented by The Curious Grape. Cheeses and chocolates will also be served. Tickets are $50. Call 703-228-6406 or visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

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 Presents "Swing Into Spring." 7:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre. 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Tickets range between $17 and $30, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase tickets go to www.arldance.org or call 703-522-2414. Benefit event for Arlington Free Clinic.

Saturday/May 12

Neighborhood Day. "Neighborhoods Green and Fit" has awards, walk for animals and a parade. Begins at 2 p.m. and will travel down Wilson Boulevard. Registration form at www.arlingtonva.us/portals/Topics/NeighborhoodDayMain.aspx.

Walk for the Animals. 8:30 a.m. check-in and registration. Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. and choose between a three-mile walk or one-mile stroll at Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St. $25/advance; $40/day of. Pre-registered walkers will receive a t-shirt. Dogs participating will receive a bandana. Visit www.awla.org/walk.shtml. Owner-accompanied dogs over 4 months old and dog-free humans of all ages welcome.

10k Run/Walk. Area Runners, fitness enthusiasts, family and friends compete in The Battle of the Boulevard 10K Run & 2K Walk beginning at Clarendon Central Park. There will be a post-race festival and party in Clarendon Metro Park. Run begins at 8:30 a.m., walk at 8:35 a.m. To register, visit battleoftheboulevard.com, go to Pacer'at 3100 Clarendon Blvd. call 703-248-6883, or e-mail events@runpacers.com.

Dance Performance. Center Dance Company presents a dance concert that includes Paquita; Swing Into Spring, choreographed by Maria Watson; and a new contemporary ballet choreographed by Center Dance Artistic Director Nancie Woods. Tickets are available online. Thomas Jefferson Theatre at 125 South Old Glebe Road. Call 703-522-2414 or visit www.arldance.org.

Choir Concert. The World’s Children’s Choir will perform their spring concert: Small Planet featuring songs from around the world and West African drumming and dancing at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 4250 N. Glebe Road. Admission: Adults/$20; Seniors/Students/Children/$15. Call 703-883-0920; e-mail info@worldchildrenschoir.org; or visit www.worldchildrenschoir.org.

Sing Along with Miss Belle. 11 a.m. sing along with Miss Belle and her guitar. Free. Ages 2-6 with adult. At Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. 703-241-8281.

Poetry Reading. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Listen to poetry that focus community awareness on issues related to environmental challenges. Free. 703-228-0322 or adittman@arlingtonva.us.

Fundraiser. Catholic Charities’ annual Walk for Life will raise funds for counseling, medical assistance, foster care, and adoption services. Two locations—Paul VI High School at 10675 Lee Highway in Fairfax, and Fort Hunt Park (Area A) at 8981 Fort Hunt Road in Alexandria. Register on-line at www.ccda.net or obtain registration information by calling Children’s Services at 703-425-0100. Check-in will begin at 10 a.m. at both sites, with the walk beginning at 11:00 a.m. The length of the walk is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Participants will receive a T-shirt and complimentary picnic lunch.

Yard Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 825 S. Taylor St. Search for plants, electronics, books, linens, baked goods and more. All proceeds benefit Arlington Free Clinic and other local places. Visit www.osva.org or 703-892-4846.

Poetry Search. 3:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Explore through poetry, movement and drama what it means to be an American child with an Asian background. Free. 703-228-5990.

Sunday/May 13

Dance Performance. Center Dance Company presents a dance concert that includes Paquita; Swing Into Spring, choreographed by Maria Watson; and a new contemporary ballet choreographed by Center Dance Artistic Director Nancie Woods. The Friday night performance will be a fundraiser for the Arlington Free Clinic, with $5 from each ticket going to support them. Tickets are available online. Thomas Jefferson Theatre at 125 South Old Glebe Road. Call 703-522-2414 or visit www.arldance.org.

Comedy Performance. The Capitol Steps will perform from 5-7 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5201 N. 28th St., Arlington, VA 22207. $27/person. Drop a check made out to Yorktown Theatre Arts at the high school and pick up tickets at will call 30 minutes before show. Call Deb Mercer at 703-526-9187 or visit http://yhspatriot.yorktown.arlington.k12.va.us/.

Music Performance. Arlington Presbyterian Church and Clarendon United Methodist Church choirs, soloists and orchestras will perform at 11 a.m. at Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St. Free. 703-920-5660.

Dance Performance. The Center Dance Company Presents "Swing Into Spring" 2 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre. 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Pre-performance Girl Scout program. Tickets range between $17 and $30, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase tickets go to www.arldance.org or call 703-522-2414.

Monday/May 14

Arts Happy Hour. 7:30-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Hosted by Arlington Citizens for the Arts. Free.

Tuesday/May 15

Outdoor Concert. Arts al Fresco Concerts at Anna and David Plaza. The season opens with Roots rock and roll by The Grandsons, and will continue each Tuesday through Sept. 25, from 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. 1525 Wilson Boulevard. 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/alfresco.htm.

Author Reading. 7 p.m., Lynne Olson will read from her book "Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

Wednesday/May 16

Outdoor Concert. Arts al Fresco Concerts at Courthouse Plaza. The opening concert of the series is a cappella group, Almost Recess. Concerts will continue through June 20, from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/alfresco.htm.

Frogs All Around. 11 a.m. count along with the frogs in "One Frog Sang" by Shirley Parenteau and other stories about frogs. Free. Ages 2-6 with adult. At Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. Yorktown High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Free. They will be performing jazz favorites. For further information, contact band parent, Pam Donahoe 703 533-1206.

Author Reading. 7 p.m., Rebecca Mead will read from her book "One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance performs at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free. There will be a reception after the performance at 600 Restaurant for $25/person. Visit www.janefranklin.com for tickets.

Poesis. 7 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Terry Purcell-Diehl and Diane Wilbon-Parks. Music will be provided by Shep Williams and friends. Free. 703-418-0166.

Thursday/May 17

Outdoor Concert. Arts al Fresco Concerts at Metro Park, Rosslyn: The opening concert for the season is Vaughn Nark and his contemporary jazz. The concerts will continue through Sept. 27, from 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Metro Park is between N. Moore and N. Lynn Streets, Rosslyn. 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/alfresco.htm.

Music. Noon-1 p.m. Chamber Concert at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, one block from the Ballston Metro. Admission is free. Call 703-228-7710 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Play. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. "A Sense of Wonder," a one woman play about Rachel Carson. Free. 703-228-3353.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. Julia Whitty will read from her book "The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

Friday/May 18

Fundraising. RPJ will host a Monte Carlo Night from 7-11 p.m. at Top of the Town in Rosslyn, 1400 N. 14th St. Features an evening of games, wine tasting, a silent auction and a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. $100/person. All proceeds will support the Affordable Rental Housing Programs of the Robert Pierre Johnson Housing Development Corporation (RPJ Housing). Visit www.rpjhousing.org.

Author Reading. 7 p.m., William Scott and William Birnes will discuss their book "Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

Saturday/May 19

Auction Cabaret. Presented by the Washington Women’s Chorus from 7-9 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. There will be music, food and auction. $35/person includes food, drinks and music. For tickets, call 202-244-7367 or e-mail WWCinformation@aol.com. Visit www.washingtonwomenschorus.org.

Frogs All Around. 11 a.m. count along with the frogs in "One Frog Sang" by Shirley Parenteau and other stories about frogs. Free. Ages 2-6 with adult. At Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. 2 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Carlin Springs Road. Music by Heart’s Ease from the Shakespearean era. 703-228-6548 or jrhodes @ arlingtonva.us

Opera Workshop. For 6-12 year olds at Shirlington Library, 2800 S. Stafford St. Call for times 703-228-0322.

Sunday/May 20

Music. The handbell ensembles of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington will present selections following the theme "Sounds of Sweet Delight" at 6:30 p.m. Director Melodie Feather will lead three handbell choirs and other musicians. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected. A dessert reception will be provided during intermission. The church is located at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard (Rt. 50) and South George Mason Drive in Arlington.

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. 3 p.m. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. Sylvia Alimena conducts a beautiful selection of music, featuring soprano, Emily Pulley. Pre-concert talk at 2:10. $5 for students. $15 for seniors. $25 for adults. 703-256-2956 or www.eclipseco.com.

Performance. 1 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Featuring Foggy Bottom Morris Men. 703-228-5710.

History Program. History of Jamestown from 2-3:30 p.m . and 4-5:30 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road. Free. 703-528-5406 or e-mail Potomac@nvrpa.org.

Taste of Arlington. Noon-5 p.m. in Ballston on Wilson Boulevard. Rich Massabny will be the Grand Taster. Free admission but cost for tasting tickets. Visit www.tasteofarlington.com or 703-842-2317.

Monday/May 21

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 .

Page to Stage. Enjoy a talk with Sherri Edelen, a 2001 Helen Hayes Award winner for her performance in "Side Show" at 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5960.

Tuesday/May 22

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.