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Calendar May 30-June 5

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<b>Wednesday/May 30

</b> Music Performance. Lesson Zero will perform a free concert from 6:30-8 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Visit www.myspace.com/lessonzero or 703-228-1850.

<b>Thursday/May 31

</b> Author Reading. 7 p.m., Kim MacQuarrie will read from her book "The Last Days of the Incas" at Olsson's Arlington, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-525-4227.

<b>Friday/June 1

</b> 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.

Dance Performance. 8 p.m., Carmen de Vicente Spanish Dance Academy presents music and dance from Spain. Located at Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. For tickets call 703-684-1949. Visit www.carmendevicente.com for more.

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

<b>Saturday/June 2

</b>Garage Sale. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the I66 parking lot on 15th Street between North Quincy and Stafford. There will be memorabilia, household items, tools and more, along with a concession stand. Visit www.civitan.net/arlington or call Chris Wahl at 703-536-8686 or e-mail: capitolfundg@msn.com.

Wine Tasting. 4-6 p.m., George Washington National Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive. The Alexandria Choral Society presents "Great Wines for the Summer Grill." Come enjoy wine, cheese, art, and entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the Alexandria Choral Society. $27. Advanced ticket purchase recommended at www.alexchoralsociety.org/tickets.aspx or the Prince Royal Gallery in Alexandria.

Awards Luncheon. Noon at the Army-Navy Country Club, 2400 S. 18th St. Presented by the Arlington branch of American Association of University Women. For cost call 703-920-8591 or contact cordellia.s1@verizon.net by May 30.

Dance Performance. 8 p.m., Carmen de Vicente Spanish Dance Academy presents music and dance from Spain. Located at Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. For tickets call 703-684-1949. Visit www.carmendevicente.com for more.

Poetry Awards. National Underground Spokenword Poetry Awards includes performances by ShadowKat, Ebony Jackson and more. 6 p.m. with a pre-show at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. $25/$35. Visit www.greatpublishing.com.

Strawberry Festival. 4-7:30 p.m., at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Enjoy strawberries, hot dogs, ice cream and more at this community event. (703) 671-4894 for more information.

Hike & Happy Hour. 5-6:30 p.m. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment to explore the invasive plants of Teddy Roosevelt Island. Learn how to identify some common invasive and native plants. After the hike, meet at 6:30 p.m. at Continental in Rosslyn for happy hour. 703-228-6406 or www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

<b>Sunday/June 3

</b>Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Musicale #3: "From Russia with Love." 2 p.m. Natasha and Zino Bogachek, both natives of Russia, will perform works for two violins at the Georgetown home of Charles Silverman and Joyce Hagel-Silverman. $100. Advanced sales only. For tickets and the address call, 703-256-2956.

Dedication. Following the 10 a.m. service, there will be a dedication of memorial sculpture by Alexandria artist Pat Monk at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Reception follows. Sculpture is in memory of Curtis and Rubye Youngblood, longtime Arlington residents. 703-522-1600

Music Performance. The Adult Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington presents its annual spring concert at 4 p.m. at the church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Free. 703-892-2135 or e-mail bob.griffith@uucava.org.

Fundraiser. Arlington Outdoor Education Association is holding a fund-raiser at Whitlows on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., from 6-9 p.m. $30/person or $50/couple. Silent auction, music and more. 703-409-6719.

Rescue Fundraiser. Cocker Spaniel Rescue will hold a fund-raiser from noon-4 p.m. at Shirlington Dog Park, 2710 S. Nelson St. All dogs are welcome. $20/person in advance or $25/person at gate. There will be contests, photos and more. Contact Jane Avila at 703-597-6910 or visit www.cockerspanielrescue.com.

<b>Monday/June 4

</b> Women Who Dare. 3-4:30 p.m., hear about American women who changed history from authors of "Women of the Civil War" and of Amelia Earhart, at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-2144 (press 3 for Special Events).

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.

Opening Reception. Claremont Immersion School students will have a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to display original art books "Bridging Communities." The exhibit is on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Visit www.nmwa.org for more.

<b>Tuesday/June 5

</b>The 2007 HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. 6 p.m. Crystal City Gateway Marriot, Arlington. An evening of partnerships, recognition, and hospitality. Steven J. Law, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be the Keynote Speaker. For more information call, 703-284-5916.

"High School Musical" Auditions. 7-9 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Auditions for Disney’s "High School Musical" for teenagers and adults ages 15 and older (ages 12 and up for crew). No experience necessary. 703-548-1154.

Storytime. Join John Lithgow at 10:30 a.m. at Olsson’s Books at Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. He will read from one of his books. Ages 4-8 with school groups welcome. Free. 703-413-8121.

Night and Day. Help fight hunger in Arlington by shopping at area stores like Crate & Barrel, by donating to food drives at Arlington churches, schools and businesses or by dining out at restaurants all over Arlington. Visit www.afacinfo.org for a list of restaurants, stores and food drive locations. Contact Meredith Maslich at 703-585-0934 or mmaslich@possibilitiesconsulting.com.

<b>Wednesday/June 6

</b> Naturalists Collectors Club. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Ages 11-13. Learn about nature and go home with a new artifact to add to collections. $4/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Music Performance. The Air Force Concert Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

<b>Thursday/June 7

</b> Stars Up, Lights Down. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Adults. Learn about light pollution and its effects on animals. Free. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Business Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. at Marymount’s Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Road. Learn about different graduate programs. To register call, 703-284-5902 or on the Web www.marymount.edu/infosession for more.

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

<b>Friday/June 8

</b> Theatre Performance. Claremont Immersion School Chorus will perform "Annie Jr" at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the school, 4700 S. Chesterfield Road. Free. Tells the abbreviated story of Orphan Annie and her quest for a family. 703-228-2500.

Music Performance. Air Force Airmen of Note will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

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.

Author Talk. Stacy Nyikos will discuss "Dizzy," her new book about a dolphin who can’t sit still, at 4:30 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. For children grades K-3. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. The Airmen of Note will perform at 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, for free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Shabbat Event. Congregation Etz Hayim is sponsoring "Shabbat Under the Stars" at 6:15 p.m. at Lubber Run Park. Welcome Shabbat with a live band featuring Evan Pollack and musicians from the congregation. Free. Contact the synagogue office at 703-979-4466.

<b>Saturday/June 9

</b>Hula and Music Performance. 1-4 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. See a presentation of song and dance. Includes music by Aloha Boys, refreshments, raffle and silent auction. $18/adult; $13/student; $8/child. Visit www.halauoaulani.org.

Opening Day. Opening of Ballston Arts and Crafts Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Welburn Square . There will be music, vendors and more. Visit www.ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com for more.

Music Performance. Jessica Swink will perform with Bolormaa Jugdersuren at 4 p.m. at NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Free. Donations welcome. Listen to Mongolian and Russian songs. 703-536-7557.

Music Performance. Cultural presentation of song and dance from 1-4 p.m. at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Choreographed by a master hula instructor. Visit www.halauoaulani.org or 301-919-7905 for ticket information.

A Colonial Faire. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Celebrate Jamestown's 1607 founding with Hesperus and the Arlington Jamestown 2007 Committee, with a day of active enjoyment with dancing and singing. Free. 703-525-7550 or visit www.hesperus.com for more.

Ballston Arts & Crafts Market Opening. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9th and N. Stuart Streets across from the Ballston Metro. There will be more than 30 vendors selling a variety of homemade goods. 703-528-3527 or visit http://ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com.

Music Performance. 7 p.m., Jody Marshall and Friends will perform celtic music at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free, but donations are suggested. Picnics welcome. Visit www.NVRPA.org.

<b>Sunday/June 10

</b> Music Performance. The Columbia Pike Community Chorus presents a concert "The World Sings Peace" with Sharon Scott, soprano, HongSub Song, baritone and the Madrigal Singers of Washington Lee High School. Free. 4 p.m. at the Trinity Church, 2217 Columbia Pike. 703-920-7077.

Mongolian Children's Festival. Noon-6 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Featuring young performers, art competitions, language demonstrations, for and by children. Free. 703-228-1850.

Community Chorus Concert. 4 p.m., at Trinity Church, 2217 Columbia Pike, Arlington. The Columbia Pike Chorus of South Arlington will present it ninth concert, ìThe World Sings Peace.î The concert is free; voluntary contributions are welcome. Contact Barbara Stefan, music director, at 703-920-7077 or musicmin@tecarl.org.

<b>Monday/June 11

</b>Ninth Annual Potomac Classic Golf Tournament. 2 p.m. Fort Belvoir Golf Club, 8450 Beulah St, Building 2920, Fort Belvoir. To benefit the Mount Vernon – Lee Education Department Scholarship Fund. 703-806-5878.

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.

<b>Wednesday/June 13

</b> Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Army Brass Ensemble will perform. Free. 202-767-5658 or www.usafband.com.

<b>Thursday/June 14

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

<b>Friday/June 15

</b> 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.

Music Performance. Free jazz performance at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre. 703-228-1850.

<b>Saturday/June 16

</b> Dance Performance. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus and N. 2nd Streets. Free. Includes performances by Kenmore Middle School students and world premier works. Visit www.bmdc.org for more information.

Owls of Virginia. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families. Learn about raptors and other owls and see them up close. $1/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Performance. See dancers perform selections from "Babur Nama" at 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. $15/person. 301-585-1105 or visit www.silkroaddance.com for more.

Piano Receital. Arlington resident Nasnbayr Shuree Ayurgina presents an evening of western classical and Mongolian piano music at 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Free. A Planet Arlington event. 703-228-1850 or visit www.planetarlington.com.

<b>Sunday/June 17

</b> Blues Festival. Noon-6 p.m. at 900 block of S. Walter Reed Drive north of Columbia Pike. Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King are the headliners. Features food from local vendors, crafts and activities. Free. 703-892-2776 or e-mail cpro1@verizon.net.

Music Performance. The Opera Guild of Northern Virginia and The Children’s Spanish Chorus present "The Magic Hat" at 3 p.m. at Gunston Middle School, Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. Free. 703-536-7557.

<b>Monday/June 18

</b> 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.

Music Performance. Bring a picnic and join The Metropolitan Chorus for a concert under the summer stars at the Lubber Run Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Free. 703-933-2500 or visit www.metchorus.org.

<b>Wednesday/June 20

</b> 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.