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Arlington Calendar Oct. 17-23

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. 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.

Collector’s Club. Ages 11-13 can learn about artifacts from nature and collect real items. $5/person. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. 703-228-3403.

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.

Comedy and Music. Kelly Sweet and comedian Dan Cummins will perform at 8 p.m. at Marymount University’s Lee Center, 2807 N. Glebe Road, as part of the YMCA’s Week Without Violence campaign. Free. Visit www.marymount.edu or 703-284-1611.

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 Night" 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.

Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, 923 23rd St. South. See a puppet show, blacksmith demonstrations and more. $8/child or $15/family. 703-624-1309.

Wine Wanderings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Tour Virginia’s wine country. $35. Ages 21 and up can go on a hike, bring a picnic lunch and taste wine. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

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.

Taste of the Pike. Food celebration from noon-7 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center. Free. Hear music, taste foods, dance and more. 703-892-2776.

Animals in Orange & Black. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $2/child ages 6-8. Learn about animals dressed in October’s colors and decorate a trick-or-treat bag. 703-228-3403.

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.

Lecture. Gerald Gawalt will talk about "Dear Mr. President: Letters between Presidents and their Wives" at 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-2144.

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.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. $20. Bring a lunch, binoculars, drink and snacks. Adults can hike and view bird life. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Fabulous Fall. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and animals through stories, crafts and more. $3. 703-228-3403.

Arlington’s Champion Trees. 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Learn about the program and how to identify them. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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.

Poetry Reading. 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Hear students read some of their poetry. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-6299.

Fabulous Fall. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about plants and animals through stories, crafts and more. $3. 703-228-3403.

Pumpkin Party. 3:45-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $2. Select a pumpkin and transform it into a gorgeous gourd. Families. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Autumn Campfire. 4-6 p.m. at Lubber Run Park, N. 2nd and N. Columbus Streets. Bring a flashlight. $3/person. 703-525-0168.

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.

Tasting and Recipes. At Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Taste cakes by Roland Mesnier, White House Pastry Chef. Free. 703-413-8121.

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.

Open House. 7:30-10 p.m., experience "Mourning Robert E. Lee and the Dead of Arlington" at Arlington House and Arlington National Cemetery. Reservations required, 703-235-1530.

Batty Campfire. 6-7:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families can learn about bats through stories, guests and more. $3. 703-228-3403.

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.

Flea Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2911 Cameron Mills Road. There will be baked goods, moon bounce, children’s corner and more. Free. 703-549-5500. Proceeds benefit local outreach projects.

Oktoberfest Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walker Chapel, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Clothing, shoes, electronics, toys and more will be on sale. There will be a pancake breakfast, BBQ and hotdog lunch and more. Free. 703-538-5200.

Home Maintenance Workshop. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Free. Learn how to do basic repairs. Visit www.arlingtonva.us or 703-228-3765.

Fossil Collecting. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Families with children ages 10 and up can collect fossils. Bring lunch, hat, drink, sunscreen and a container. $20. 703-228-6535. Registration required.

Photography. 10-11:45 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Learn how to shoot nature. Bring camera and audio-visual cable. Ages 10-14. 703-228-6535.

Roving Naturalist. 1-2 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St. Free. Meet some animals. Families. 703-228-6535.

Roachfest. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Free. Learn about roaches. Families. 703-228-6535.

To Cook or Not To Cook. 5-7 p.m. at Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive. Learn how to cook food on a stick. Bring food to cook on a stick. Flashlights and chairs optional. Families. $5. 703-525-0168.

Batty Campfire. 6-7:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families can learn about bats through stories, guests and more. $3. 703-228-3403.

Local Legends Campfire. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $3/person. Families with children ages 10 and up. Participate in games, food and activities. 703-228-6535.

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.

Monster Mania. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $2/person. Talk about monster sightings and more. Ages 5-10. 703-228-6535.

Chocolate Appreciation Day. 3-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about chocolate, test knowledge and taste it. $5/person. 703-228-6535.

Popcorn Campfire. 5-6:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can listen to stories, eat and meet special guests. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

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.

Tuesday/Oct. 30

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. The U.S. Army Band will perform songs for the French horn at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Road, Fort Myer. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

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.

Trick-or-Treating. 5-8 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston Mall. Come in costumes, get candy and go skating. Free. Visit www.kettlercapitalsiceplex.com for more.

Thursday/Nov. 1

Brown Bag Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. at Signature Theatre. Discuss "The Studio" by Christopher d’Amboise. Free. Located at 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

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