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Arlington Calendar: Nov. 8-15

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.

Thursday/Nov. 8

Dance Performance. 11 a.m. at Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St. $10/person. Free to community groups with advance reservations. Enjoy a performance by Jane Franklin Dance company. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-298-3235.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, presents "The Narrative Figure" from Nov. 9-Jan. 19. 2008. See works of clay and works on paper. A variety of artists will showcase works on a variety of subjects. 703-228-7710.

Movie Screening. Watch "Living with Fibromyalgia" from noon-2 p.m. at the Kaplan Clinic, 5275 Lee Highway. Free. There will be discussion afterwards. To reserve a seat, call 703-532-4892, x651.

Rhymes, Rhymes are Fun. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Hear "Ready, Set, Skip!" by Jane O’Connor and other rhyming stories. Then sing and dance. Free. Ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road. The U.S. Army Band will perform "A Soldier’s Serenade" for free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Art Show and Sale. 6-9:30 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Purchase a variety of Israeli and international art. See a private showing of the work while enjoying wine, food and music. Tickets begin at $36. Visit www.templerodefshalom.org for more.

Friday/Nov. 9

Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m., meet the artists of "Rhythmic Textures," recent paintings and drawings by George Sordoni and Novel Yi at The Art Institute of Washington, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive. On display through Nov. 30. 703-247-6885.

Photo Show. 6-8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. See and purchase photographs by members of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Free. 703-243-7329.

Art Show and Sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Purchase a variety of Israeli and international art. Free. Visit www.templerodefshalom.org for more.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Music Performance. Anthony Kearns, a member of the Internationally renowned group, The Irish Tenors, will perform a solo concert at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 S. Grant. St., Arlington, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, $50, and $125 (includes post concert reception). E-mail MandJKittle@aol.com or call 703 650-0154.

Dance Sampler. Jane Franklin Dance will perform at 8 p.m. at Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St. $35/unlimited classes and a night performance. 703-298-3235 or visit www.janefranklin.com for more.

Memorial Concert. Iota Club & Café and B.O.S. Music presents the 5th Annual Dave Daly Memorial Fund Benefit Concert with performances by Oneside, Ben Arnold and more from 2-5 p.m. at 2832 Wilson Blvd. $15/all ages. Visit www.DAveDalyFund.org for more.

Movie Screening and Discussion. 2-4 p.m., watch 30-minute segments covering each of the towns, including Sacramento, Calif., and then share any personal experiences. Located at Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6321.

Fall Bazaar. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Find books, jewelry, clothing, games, moon bounces, baked good and more. Free. Visit www.standrewsnet.org or 703-522-1600.

Opening Reception. 5-7 p.m., Duality Contemporary Art presents "Natural Selection: Art Inspired by Nature" located at the gallery, 2401 S. 26th Road. Runs through Jan. 9. Visit dualitycontemporaryart.com or 703-920-2121.

Music Performance. National Chamber Ensemble with Leonid Sushansky will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. $25/person. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or 202-397-SEAT. For information visit www.nationalchamberensemble.org or call 703-685-7590.

Author Reading. Patricia Polacco will be signing copies of "The Lemonade Club" at 3 p.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free.

Music Together. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Enjoy music, songs, instruments and more. Ages 6 months and up. Free. 703-241-8281.

Encampment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. See the 3rd U.S. Infantry of the Civil War as they portray everyday life in honor of Veterans’ Day. Free. 703-243-7329.

Photo Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. See and purchase photographs by members of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Free. 703-243-7329.

Wild for Wildlife Festival. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about how to live peaceably with wild animals, and help them survive. Free. 703-228-6535.

Movie Screening and Discussion. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch "The War," a Ken Burns documentary about World War II. Audience can share their own experiences. Free. 703-228-6321.

Fingerprint Fun. 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children’s age 5-9 can explore fingerprints and look at a lot of other types of prints. Dress to get messy. $1/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-228-6535.

Autumn Campfire. 4-6 p.m. at Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive. Families can join Park Rangers for some campfire fun. Bring a flashlight. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-525-0168.

Art Show and Sale. 6-10:30 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Purchase a variety of Israeli and international art. Free. Visit www.templerodefshalom.org for more.

Craft Boutique. The Women’s Club of Arlington will hold a boutique from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 700 S. Buchanan St. Free. Features Christmas crafts, baby items, baked goods and more. Vendors will also be present. Lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit local programs.

Science Talk. Hear "From Noah’s Ark to the Ark of the Covenant and Beyond: Junk Science, Amateur Enthusiasts, and Irresponsible Documentary Film-makers," by Eric Cline, Ph.D. from 2-4 p.m. at National Science Foundation, Room 110, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Free. 301 587-3827 or visit www.ncas.org.

Music Performance and Fundraiser. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 S. Grant St. See Anthony Kearns, member of the Irish Tenors. Order tickets at 703-650-0154 or visit www.calmeth.org.

Four Mile Run Cleanup. 2-4 p.m. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment to remove trash from the stream. Meet in Shirlington at the pedestrian bridge at S. Arlington Mill

Dr. and S. Randolph St. Register at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

Book Fair. 9 a.m. until closing at Barnes and Noble’s Clarendon store. Glebe Elementary School is holding a fair. Hear teachers read their favorite books and meet Clifford, the big red dog. Free.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Dance Sampler. Jane Franklin Dance will perform at 3 p.m. at Gunston Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St. $35/unlimited classes and a night performance. 703-298-3235 or visit www.janefranklin.com for more.

Movie Screening and Discussion. 2-4 p.m., watch 30-minute segments covering each of the towns, including Sacramento, Calif., and then share any personal experiences. Located at Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6321.

Meet the Author. 1 p.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. T.A. Barron, author of "The Lost Years of Merlin" epic will talk and sign his books. Free. Grades 6-adult. Call to register, 703-241-8281.

Photo Show. Noon-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. See and purchase photographs by members of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Free. 703-243-7329.

Movie Screening and Discussion. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch "The War," a Ken Burns documentary about World War II. Audience can share their own experiences. Free. 703-228-6321.

Author Talk. George Dodge will sign his book "Images of America-Arlington National Cemetery" from 1-3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Free.

Art Show and Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Purchase a variety of Israeli and international art. Enjoy a variety of family oriented activities. Visit www.templerodefshalom.org for more.

Veterans Day Ceremony. 3:30 p.m. at the Women’s Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Free. Includes military honors, keynote address, remarks and a wreath laying. 800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155.

Book Fair. 9 a.m. until closing at Barnes and Noble’s Clarendon store. Glebe Elementary School is holding a fair. Hear teachers read their favorite books and meet Clifford, the big red dog. Free.

Monday/Nov. 12

Book Fair. 9 a.m. until closing at Barnes and Noble’s Clarendon store. Glebe Elementary School is holding a fair. Hear teachers read their favorite books and meet Clifford, the big red dog. Free.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

Cooking Course. There will be cooking courses for cancer prevention and survival at Langston Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. Each week there will be a new topic. Free. Register by calling Eva at 703-228-5321. Visit www.cancerproject.org for a list.

Open House. 10-11:30 a.m. at Arlington County Parks Trades Center, 2700 S. Taylor St. Open House for gardeners, where they can improve their skills, and more. To RSVP and for more information and an enrollment form, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, 703-228-6414; e-mail huttonj@vt.edu.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road. The U.S. Army Band will perform a free concert. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Turkey Tidbits. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 with adults can learn about turkeys through a craft, stories, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-228-6535.

Children’s Book Week. 7-7:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 1015 N. Quincy St. Families with children ages 3 and up can hear stories and meet some animal characters. Free. 703-228-6535.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

Live Comedy. Enjoy a show from 10 local comics and then an open mic night of comedy from 8-10 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd. $25 prize. Free. Visit www.DrDremo.com or 703-528-4660.

Musical Adventure. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Join Mr. Nate with his guitar and other instruments and his puppet friends. Ages 6 months-9 years. Free. 703-241-8281.

Tiny Tots. 10-10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through hands-on learning. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-228-3403.

Turkey Tidbits. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 with adults can learn about turkeys through a craft, stories, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-228-6535.

Civil War Discoveries. 3-4 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-11 can learn about who skirmishers were and what they did in battle. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-243-7329.

Graduate Gemologists. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children who have attended 12 months of Gemstone Club can learn about apatite. Ages 8-13. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Native American History. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-11 can learn about how historical Native Americans made music and how they incorporated it into their lives. Play on a drum. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747. Information: 703-525-0168.

Thursday/Nov. 15

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road. The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble will perform a free Veteran’s Day concert. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

A Child’s Life. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., preschoolers will contrast the family life of children long ago with children today at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-3403 for more.

Naturalists’ Collectors Club. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Learn about nature, ecology and more. Go home with an artifact. Ages 11-13. $5. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-3403.

Movie Watch. Watch "Japanland" at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Visit www.japanlandonline.com or 703-228-6340.

Friday/Nov. 16

A Child’s Life. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., preschoolers will contrast the family life of children long ago with children today at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-3403 for more.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Have Fun with Our Friends. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Hear stories about friendship and songs with Marlena Thompson. Ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Animals Up Close. Meet owls and hawks up close from 2-4 p.m. at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2437 N. Harrison St. See 6-8 different animals and ask questions. Free. E-mail wildbirdmez1@comcast.net.

Enchanted Forest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Westin Arlington Gateway. Stroll through a forest of trees, gingerbread homes and more. Have cocoa with the Snow Fairy Princess or Breakfast with Santa. Includes entertainments, crafts and more. For tickets and information, visit www.jlnv.org or 703-848-2884.

Night of Entertainment. 6:30-11 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Enjoy music, dancing and drumming for all ages. Performances by the World Children’s Choir, Italian food, cash bar, prizes and more. $20/adult; $10/child. Visit www.worldchildrenschoir.org or 703-883-0920.

Fine Craft Sale and Raku Party. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Meet studio artists, browse works and glaze a piece of artwork with help. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm or 703-228-0560.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear music by Bolormaa Jugdersuren, Arlington resident. $20/adult; $10/youth. Tickets sold only at door. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Open House. Columbia Pike Artists Studios are having an open house from 6-9 p.m. at the studio, 932 S. Walter Reed Drive. Free. Visit www.columbiapikeartiststudios.org or 703-486-9368.

Camp Life of the Soldier. 9-10 a.m. at Fort Ethan Allen Park, 3829 N. Stafford St. Children ages 7-11 can learn about day-to-day life during the Civil War. $3. 703-243-7329.

Hills and Dales Hike. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 7 and up can tour the trails around the nature center. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-6535.

Native American Fun and Games. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-9 can join the Wild Ones club and learn about Native American life. $2. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-6535.

Orienteering. 1:30-3 p.m. at Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive. Children ages 7-11 can learn how to read a map and use a compass. $5. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-525-0168.

Pebble Pups. Children ages 6-17 can learn about the earth sciences from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Games, crafts and other activities. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-6535.

Dance Performance. 6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. See "Gul-E-Bakawali," the story of Prince Taj and Fairy Princess Bakawali, based on the poem by Pundit Daya Shankar Naseem. $15/person. Visit www.ideadancers.org or 703-532-5479.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Enchanted Forest. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Westin Arlington Gateway. Stroll through a forest of trees, gingerbread homes and more. Have cocoa with the Snow Fairy Princess or Breakfast with Santa. Includes entertainments, crafts and more. For tickets and information, visit www.jlnv.org or 703-848-2884.

Music Performance. 5 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 825 S. Taylor St. Hear pipe organ recital featuring Lois Lehrer. Free. 703-892-4846.

Fine Craft Sale and Raku Party. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Meet studio artists, browse works and glaze a piece of artwork with help. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm or 703-228-0560.

Jr. Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts can complete a wildlife badge from 12:30-2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $3. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Brownie Try It: Eco-Explorer. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Brownies can get an explorer badge by completing requirements. $3. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/Nov. 19

Movie. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch a preview of "Homefront: WWII in Washington." WETA TV 26 producers will talk about the production, answer questions and more. 703-228-6321.

Business Lecture. 11:30 a.m. at Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Participants will receive step-by-step coaching and instruction on the components to complete the first draft of the plan. Call 202-457-0540.

Birding Trip. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Take a trip to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Adults dress for weather, bring binoculars, lunch, drink and snacks. $20. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World" by Tracy Kidder. Free. 703-228-6321.

Movie Preview. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Preview "Homefront: WWII in Washington." Free. 703-228-6321.

Tuesday/Nov. 20

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road. The U.S. Army Band will perform a free concert, music for the Jazz saxophone. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Wednesday/Nov. 21

Celebrate Thanksgiving. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Enjoy stories. Ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Parris Garnier and Forestine Bynum. Free. 703-418-0166.