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Arlington Calendar Oct. 24-31

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.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 25

</b> 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.

<b>Friday/Oct. 26

</b> 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.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 27

</b> 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.

Haunted House Trip. 7-11 p.m. for middle and high school students older than 10 years. $5/person. Visit the Haunted House: The Insane Asylum. Call 703-228-5926 for location.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 28

</b> 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.

Haunted House Trip. 6-8 p.m. for middle and high school students older than 10 years. $5/person. Visit the Haunted House: The Insane Asylum. Call 703-228-5926 for location.

<b>Monday/Oct. 29

</b> 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.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 30

</b> 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.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 31

</b> 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.

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.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 1

</b>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.

<b>Friday/Nov. 2

</b> Book Talk. Discuss "Transform Your Life" at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500. Free. Given by a local non-profit Vajrayogini Buddhist Center. 703-248-8251.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 3

</b> Bazaar. 9 a.m.-1p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington. Features handmade items, Christmas items, doll clothes, used books and more. Free. 703-525-1166.

Craft Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Dominion Hills Community House, 6000 Wilson Blvd. Features 11 artisans showcasing paintings, jewelry, woodturning and more. Free. E-mail jules@julesjewelsjewelry.com or 703-533-0957.

Fall Hike. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Hike 2.5 miles to a rocky summit. Bring a water bottle, bag lunch and snacks. Adults. $20/person. 703-228-4747.

Snakes Alive. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn and meet some of these animals. $1. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Native American Campfire. 6-7:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can come and participate in activities, see guests, and enjoy treats. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 4

</b> Art Event. Local artists will showcase some of their art from 1-4 p.m. at Reeb Hall, 4451 First Place South. Free. Visit www.reebhallstudios.com or 703-772-3861.

Afternoon Tea. 1:30-3 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. at Fort CF Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Adults and children 10 and up can enjoy tea at the Hendry House. $27, registration required, 703-243-7329.

First Americans in Arlington. 2-3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn about the original inhabitants. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Awesome Atmoshperics. 5-6 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Learn about "bows" consisting of rainbows, rings around the sun and moon, and more. Free. Adults. 703-228-4747 or 703-228-3403.

<b>Monday/Nov. 5

</b> Funny Girl in Concert. 8 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Features Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Fanny Brice and George Dvorsky as Nicky Arnstein. Proceeds benefit the company’s outreach programs. Tickets range between $75-$500/person. For information, call 571-527-1828 or visit www.signature-theatre.org.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 6

</b> 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.

Funland Trip. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Middle and high school students can enjoy a trip to Funland. $17/person includes go-karts, laser tag, rock climbing, bumper cars, mini golf and arcade tokens. 703-228-5926 for location.

Flag Football Tournament. Noon-5 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Rec Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Get a team together and play against students across the county. 703-228-5926.

Civil War Forts Tour. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Tour several of the forts in Arlington. Dress for weather. Adults. $10/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747 or 703-243-7329.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 7

</b> 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.

Bird Walk. 9-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Walk through a couple parks and identify birds. Bring binoculars and field guides. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-6535.

Gemstone Club. 2:30-3:30 and 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 7-12 can learn about Topaz and take a gemstone home. $4/person. Registration required 703-228-4747. 703-228-3403.

Hug A Bear Day. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about teddy bears and the real ones. Encouraged to bring own teddy bear. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-228-6535.

American Indian Discovery Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Fort CF Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Learn about the day to day activities of Native Americans during historical times and play games. Children ages 7-11. $3. Registration required, 703-228-4747. 703-525-168.

Book Reading. Poet E. Ethelbert Miller will read from three of his books, including "First Light" at noon in Reinsch Library at Mary Mount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road. Free.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 8

</b> 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.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 10

</b> 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.

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.

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.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 11

</b> 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.