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Arlington Calendar Oct. 10-17

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. 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.

Music Performance. The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

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.

Music Performance. The Arlington Philharmonic will perform "An October Feast of Musical Dreams, Jokes and Dances" at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Visit www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org or 703-243-5155.

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.

Debut Episodes. Beltway animator Andrew Arnold is releasing the debut episodes of a new animated political cartoon, "Heada’State" at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema N’ Drafthouse in Arlington. The premier party is open to the public and features live music, political speakers, free giveaways and more. $20 donation and all proceeds benefit Abraxas Productions, llc.

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.

Fundraiser. 5-10 p.m. at the Front Page restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd. The Front Page will donate a percentage of proceeds of each meal to The Women’s Auxiliary of Arlington. For reservations, call 703-248-9990 or information about the Auxiliary, 703-979-3380.

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

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.

Tasting. Enjoy tastings from Morton’s The Steakhouse, presenting "Morton’s Steak Bible: Recipes and Lore from the Legendary Steakhouse" by Klaus Fritsch and Mary Goodbody at 5 p.m. at Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Free. 703-413-8121.

Preschool Fair. 10 a.m.-noon at St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St. Many representatives from Arlington and Alexandria preschools will be on hand to discuss registration and tuition information. The Arlington Fire and Police Departments will have child-related safety information. Call 703-528-6781 ext. 24.

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.

Music Performance. The U.S. Army Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

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.

Ladies for Life. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Virginia Hospital Center Atrium, 1625 N. George Mason Drive. The program gives information on health and wellness with a focus on breast cancer prevention. There will be door prizes, massages and more. Free. For additional information, visit

www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.

Fall Bazaar. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clarendon UM Church, 606 N. Irving St. There will be cookbooks, books, women’s accessories, clothes, holiday items and more. Lunch will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 703-527-8574.

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.

Candidate Forums. 11 a.m. at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd. Free. Features the Arlington County Board Forum.

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.

Music Performance. Soloists from the U.S. Army Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road, Fort Myer. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

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.

Documentary Showing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., will show "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" at 7 p.m. at the Church. Free. E-mail acbridgman@hotmail.com.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Wobbly Walkers. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Stories and activities for toddlers 13-23 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.

Baby Steps. 11 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Free. Stories and activities for babies newborn to 12 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6548.

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.

Inside a Homeless Shelter. Learn about the Residential Program Center and its job in helping Arlington residents who want to overcome effects of homelessness and/or substance abuse. 1554 Columbia Pike, 4-7 p.m. Free. 703-228-0022.

Music Performance. The U.S. Army Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Friday/Oct. 26

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

Craft Fair and Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fort Myer. Browse more than 100 crafters ranging from jewelry, gift baskets, candles to holiday items and more. Lunch will be available. There will be moon bounces, rides and more. For more information, call 703-696-3279.

Saturday/Oct. 27

History Tour. Walk 1-12 miles (1-8 hours) visiting parks and sites in Clarendon, Ballston and the surrounding areas. Starts at 9 a.m. at Clarendon metro station. Bring lunch and water and wear comfortable shoes. There will be many stops. $2. bhberne@yahoo.com

Art Show and Sale. Watermedia artists from the Potomac Valley Watercolorists group will exhibit original paintings at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, from 3-7 p.m. A wide variety of sizes and styles will be on exhibit. Free. Artists will be on hand to talk. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorists.com for more.

5k Run and Festival. 8:30 a.m. at YMCA Arlington, 3422 N. 13th St. After the race there will be a fall festival featuring costume competitions and more. Visit www.racepacket.com or call 703-525-5420 to register.

Flea Market. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a bake sale, luncheon, silent auction, plus many items to buy. Free. 703-525-0961 or visit www.arlingtonforestchurch.org for more.

Craft Fair and Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fort Myer. Browse more than 100 crafters ranging from jewelry, gift baskets, candles to holiday items and more. Lunch will be available. There will be moon bounces, rides and more. For more information, call 703-696-3279.

Drumming Workshop. 1:30-4:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 North Glebe Road. Explore the West Africa culture through age appropriate activities for children ages 3 and up. Free. 703-536-6606 or http://www.stpetersmusic.org for more.

Mini-Walk. 10:30 a.m.-noon at 1554 Columbia Pike. $25/adult; $15/person 25 and under. Walk for the homeless and learn about the Residential Program Center. 703-228-0049.

Barks ‘n Beer Festival. Noon-4 p.m. at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive. There will be free hotdogs and root beer, door prizes, free dog training and more. Bring a dog or meet ones waiting to be adopted. Visit www.awla.org.

Fall Festival. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Ann Parish & School, 980 N. Frederick St. There will be food, games, moon bounce, haunted house, items for sale and more. Free.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Fairy Party. 1:30 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Meet Bobbie Hinman, author of "The Knot Fairy" and enjoy a party with give-aways. Wear a fairy costume. Ages 3-7. Call to register, 703-241-8281.

Art Show and Sale. Watermedia artists from the Potomac Valley Watercolorists group will exhibit original paintings at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, from noon-4 p.m. A wide variety of sizes and styles will be on exhibit. Free. Artists will be on hand to talk. Visit potomacvalleywatercolorists.com for more.

Celebration and Concert. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Crystal Drive between 18th and 23rd streets, there will be restaurant tastings, children’s zones, arts and crafts and music, in honor of the 32nd Marine Corps Marathon. Free. 703-412-9430.

Music Performance. The U.S. Army Strings will perform at 3 p.m. at Schlesinger Center in Alexandria. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Monday/Oct. 29

Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Free. Stories and activities for babies newborn to 12 months with an adult. Registration is required. 703-228-6330.

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.