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Arlington Calendar Oct. 31-Nov. 7

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>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.

Theater Performance. Classika Theater presents "The Jungle Book" at 7 p.m. at the theater, 4041 Campbell Ave. $10/adult and $8/child. Visit www.classika.org or www.vptnva.com.

<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.

Seminar. 2-4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Nadine Maye talks about being 40 and beyond. Visit www.spiritworksunlimited.com or 240-210-0616 to register.

Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. There will be soup and sandwich lunch, baked goods, handcrafted items and more. Free. 703-395-8807.

Sing Along. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Sing along and dance with Miss Belle and her guitar. Ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Theater Performance. Classika Theater presents "The Jungle Book" at 7 p.m. at the theater, 4041 Campbell Ave. $10/adult and $8/child. Visit www.classika.org or www.vptnva.com.

Garage Sale. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the I-66 parking lot on 15th Street between North Quincy and Stafford streets. Shop for household items, collectibles, tools and more. Proceeds benefit local organizations. Free. Visit http://civitan.net/arlington or 703-534-9268.

Harvest Tea. 1-3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St. Enjoy scones, sandwiches, desserts, teas and more. $20/person. Portion of the proceeds benefit community service projects. Visit http://stjohnsarlington.thediocese.net or 703-671-6834.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 4

</b> Daylight Savings Time. Push clocks back one-hour.

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.

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at the Schlesinger Center, 3001 Beauregard St. The U.S. Army Orchestra will perform a free concert. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Author Reading. 2 p.m. at Aladdin’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St. Free. Meet Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., author of "Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia For Dinosaur Lovers of all Ages." Free. Grades 2 to adults. Call to register, 703-241-8281.

<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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Road. The U.S. Army Band will perform a free tribute to Luciano Pavarotti. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

<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.

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.

<b>Friday/Nov. 9

</b> 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.

<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.

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.

<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.

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.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 13

</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.

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.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 14

</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.

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.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 15

</b> 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.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 17

</b> 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.