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Calendar Oct. 3-10

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/Oct. 4

Brown Bag Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. at Signature Theatre. Discuss "The World Begins." Free. Located at 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Tree Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these forest giants in an interactive program. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

Baby Steps. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for babies newborn to 12 months with an adult. registration is required. 703-228-5946.

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

Toddling Twos. 10:45 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-35 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5715.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-35 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 10 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5260.

Friday/Oct. 5

Shenandoah Hike. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Recreation Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Hike the 3-mile Snead Farm Loop, with some gradual ups and downs and some rocky footing. Bring a lunch, backpack, water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Bring an extra layer and rain jacket just in case. Ages 10-12. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

All About Apples. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy stories, activities, games, songs and treats. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m., Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., will hold "Fall Solos 2007" reception. The exhibit showcases seven solo exhibitions, featuring paintings, sculptures and more. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/Oct. 6

Car Wash. The Yorktown High School Crew team will have its fall car washes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Preston’s Pharmacy, 5101 Lee Highway. The 100 plus team of rowers is seeking to raise funds to purchase indoor rowing machines, used during the team’s land training. Contact the crew team’s car wash coordinator, Mary Vihstadt, at mvihstadt@aol.com, with any questions.

Rabbits. Learn about the resident rabbit, the eastern cottontail, and get tips on how to care for pet rabbits from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children 8 and up. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Snakes & S’mores Campfire. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Teens only, age 11-16, can enjoy activities, animal guests, games, songs and treats. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Award Winners. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Meet the winners of the Americas Award. The authors and illustrators will read from and discuss their works. Free. 703-228-6545.

Sing Along with Miss Belle. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Sing along and listen to stories including "Diary of a Fly." Ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Reception. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. See works from "The Art of the Storyteller." Learn about New Mexico. Call 703-228-1850 or 703-228 6321 or dcross@arlingtonva.us

Civitans Garage Sale. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the I-66 parking garage on 15th Street between North Quincy and Stafford streets. A variety of items are available, such as clothing, collectibles, tools and more. Proceeds benefit local organizations. For further information view: http://civitan.net/arlington or call: Chris Wahl at 703-534-9268.

5k Walk. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St. Fundraiser for the National Brain Tumor Foundation. $15 for children 6-17; Adults $25; and children under 5 free. Includes t-shirt, food, beverages and activities. For more information or to register for the DC Metro Angel Adventure® Walk, visit www.braintumor.org or call the Angel Adventure® information line toll free: 1-866-455-3214.

Sunday/Oct. 7

Hike. 2 p.m., enjoy a hike with Martin Ogle at Potomac Overlook Park, 2845 Marcey Road. For adults and youth 16 years and older. Enjoy a leisurely hike with silence, poetry and tidbits of natural history. Limit of 20 people. Free. Reservations can be made at 703-528-5406.

Art of the Story Teller. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. To open the exhibit of traditional storyteller figurines from New Mexico the Arlington Department Cultural Affairs will present a talk about south west folk art, reception follows the lecture. Free. 703-228-6545.

Pet Blessing. Walker Chapel United Methodist Church will have a "Blessing of the Animals" at 3:30 p.m. at the North end of the parking lot, 4102 N. Glebe Road. All animals are welcome. There will be a scripture and prayer. Visit www.walkerchapel.org or 703-538-5200.

Tuesday/Oct. 9

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.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Isaac’s Storm" by Erik Larson at 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Free. 703-228-7762 or cbarto@arlingtonva.us.

Wednesday/Oct. 10

Kindermusik Demonstration. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Enjoy songs, dancing and stories. Free. Ages 3-6. 703-241-8281.

Film and Panel Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a short film followed by a discussion on the works of Rudolpho Anaya. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or 703-228 6321 or dcross@arlingtonva.us.

Twos & Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5946.

Cuentos en Español. 3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Free. Cuentos en espanol, canciones y actividades para toda la familia. 703-228-6548.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Olsson's Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Discuss "Saving Fish from Drowning" by Amy Tan. Free. 703-413-8121.

Retirement Lecture. 7-9 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Bob Doherty will discuss "Tales from the IRA: A regular guy’s trip to early retirement." Free. Visit http://offices.ext.vt.edu/arlington for more.

Reception and Talk. There will be an "Out of Iraq Reception" with members of Congress Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey and Jim Moran at Busboys and Poets 4251 S. Campbell St. Other Special Guests: Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and author of "War Made Easy" Norman Soloman. There will be a private reception for $150/person from 6-7:30 p.m. but a general gathering for $35/person from 7:30-9 p.m. Order Tickets through www.PDAmerica.org or call 703-845-9294.

Thursday/Oct. 11

Baby Steps. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for babies newborn to 12 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5946.

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

Toddling Twos. 10:45 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-35 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5715.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-35 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 10 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5260.

Music Concert. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Hear selections for flute by Hoover and Schocker. 703-228-7710 or visit www.fmmc.org.

Friday/Oct. 12

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/Oct. 13

Art Fest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Barcroft Community Center, 800 S. Buchanan St. Twenty-five artists will display pottery, woodwork, paintings and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-534-6110.

Free Tours of Arlington Cemetery. Free tours given from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 15 minute intervals. The tour will last about two hours and will require rigorous walking. Visit www.washingtondctourguides.com for more. All tours meet at the inside of the Arlington entrance gate for visitors on foot.

Annual Gala. The Arlington Free Clinic will have its Gala Benefit from 6 p.m.-midnight at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. There will be live and silent auctions. $250/person and can be purchased at 703-979-1425 ext. 11 or visit www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org for more.

Family Music. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Enjoy playing with instruments, songs, chants and activities. Ages 6 months and up. Free. 703-241-8281.

International Toastmasters Club. 8:30 a.m. at United Baptist Church, 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Toastmaster members in six chapters will compete to represent their individual club. $5 donation. E-mail tm_speech@yahoo.com

Music Performance. NAFTA’s String Music of the Americas will perform at 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Features music from Vera Cruz, Quebec and Tennessee. Tickets $20/person and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or 202-397-SEAT. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or www.planetarlington.com for more.

Fall Trunk Show. Le Village Marche, 4150 Campbell Ave, will hold a trunk show from noon-4 p.m. will feature handcrafted scarves, ponchos and more. A portion of all sales will aid the rebuilding of Southern Sudan. Visit www.levillagemarche.com or call 703-379-4444.

Herb Workshop. 2 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library. Enjoy a presentation of medicinal herbs used in traditional healing practices and then tour the garden. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or 703-228 6321 or dcross@arlingtonva.us.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration. 6-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Gymnasium, 3501 S. 2nd St. There will be activities, booths and more. Free. 703-228-4727.

Art Activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market, Ellipse Arts Center and more. There will be footprints guiding people to various sections featuring arts, culinary devices and more. Free. There will be music, food, wine tasting and more. Free. Visit www.ballstonvasquare.org.

Fire Prevention Week. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at every Arlington Fire Department. Learn how to structure an escape plan, participate in activities with fire fighting equipment and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Fire/FireMain.aspx or contact the Fire Department at 703-228-4644.

Free Paper Shredding. Civitans will provide free paper shredding from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Glebe Road at 16th Street in Arlington. Bring personal documents; no limit and no need to remove staples or clips. Baked goods will be available and proceeds will be donated to local services. Contact Helen Kelly at 703-599-9576 or e-mail tysonscivitan@aol.com.

Sunday/Oct. 14

History Tour. 9 a.m. at the Ballston metro. Bike up to 23 miles visiting parks and historical sites. Many stops, but bring lunch, water and any type of bike and helmet. $2. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org for more.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd. Features music by the Heritage Signature Chorale. Free. Free will offering will be taken. 703-532-5991.

Music Performance. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform at 3 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free. Visit www.usafband.com or 202-767-5658.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 4250 N. Glebe Road in Arlington. Listen to music by Margaret O’Keefe. Free. Donations will be accepted. Reception follows the recital. Visit www.stpetersmusic.org or 703-536-6606.

Monday/Oct. 15

Toast To Ballston. 6-8 p.m. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. With eleven area restaurants participating, there will be food and wine, and a chance to browse "Fall Solos 2007" show. Visitwww.arlingtonartscenter.org. There will be a drawing, tickets are $3/each; 2/$5 and 5/$10. Reservations for the event are $50 for Ballston-VA Square Partnership and Arlington Arts Center members and $65 for non-members and include unlimited samplings of the food and beverage offerings. Advance registration is required. Visit www.ballstonvasquare.org or call 703-528-3527.

Twos & Threes Together. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6545.

Cuentos y Más (Stories and More). 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Drop in for bilingual stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-7. 703-228-6545.

Wobbly Walkers. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 13-23 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5260.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library. Discuss "Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation," by David Price. Free. 703-228-6330.

Mentoring Fair. 7-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Learn about mentoring organizations and hear from Laura Sessions Stepp, author of "Our Last Best Shot." Free. For more information, visit www.arlingtonva.us/crm or callGreg Castano at the Arlington County Volunteer Office, 703-228-1760.

Tuesday/Oct. 16

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.

Wednesday/Oct. 17

Ghosties, Ghoulies & Things That Go ‘Bump.’ 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Enjoy spooky songs and stories by Marlena Thompson. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Health Lecture. Body Dynamics presents "Overcoming Barriers to Weight Loss" from 7-8:30 p.m. at 5130 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free.

Twos & Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5946.

Cuentos en Español. 3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Free. Cuentos en espanol, canciones y actividades para toda la familia. 703-228-6548.

Benefit Concert. 7-10 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Features music by The Johnny Esquire Band, cash bar, snacks, dancing and a raffle. $50/person and are available at www.thewellnesscommunity.org/dc or by phone at 301-493-5002. All proceeds will benefit The Wellness Community – Greater Washington, D.C.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Free. Features M. Lee Alexander and Anne Harding Woodworth and music by Shep Williams and friends. 703-418-0166.

Thursday/Oct. 18

Movie Time. Watch "The Mother Road" by Lauren Cardillo at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch an adventure on Route 66 and then talk to the filmmaker afterwards. Free. Call 703-228-6340 or e-mail dmeader@arlingtonva.us

Baby Steps. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for babies newborn to 12 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5946.

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

Toddling Twos. 10:45 a.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-35 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5715.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-35 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 10 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

Wobbly Walkers. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 13-23 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5260.

Twos & Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5260.

Friday/Oct. 19

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Ghosties, Ghoulies & Things That Go ‘Bump.’ 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Enjoy spooky songs and stories by Marlena Thompson. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Fall Gala Fundraiser. 7 p.m., take part in the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s "Catsino Nigth" at Historic Lobby A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. There will be games, auctions, music, food and drink. $10/person or $180/couple. Call 703-931-9241 or visit www.awla.org to download a RSVP card.

Crop Walk. 10k walk or run starts at 8 a.m. at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd. Walkers will help fight hunger with proceeds benefiting local food centers and others worldwide. Visit www.cropwalk.org to sign up. For more information on CROP Walk, contact Christine Lucas, Executive Director, Arlington Food Assistance Center, at 703-845-8486 or afacchristine@aol.com.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Opening Reception. 4:30-6 p.m. at Cassatt’s Kiwi Café & Gallery, 4536 Lee Highway. "Down that Road—Landscapes" by Amber Kelley features meteorological events, stretches of road and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-527-3330.

Monday/Oct. 22

Twos & Threes Together. 10:30 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6545.

Cuentos y Más (Stories and More). 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Drop in for bilingual stories, songs and activities for children ages 3-7. 703-228-6545.

Wobbly Walkers. 11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 13-23 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-5260.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

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.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Music with Mr. Nate. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N Harrison St., Suite #10. Join Mr. Nate with his guitar, instruments and puppet friends. Ages 6 months-9 years. Free. 703-241-8281.

Twos & Threes Together. 11 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 24-48 months with an adult; registration is required. 703-228-5946.

Cuentos en Español. 3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Free. Cuentos en espanol, canciones y actividades para toda la familia. 703-228-6548.