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Calendar Sept. 6-13

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.

Wednesday/Sept. 5

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Sing Along With Miss Belle. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Sing along and dance with Miss Belle and her guitar. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/Sept. 6

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. see "You Are Here: Maps Re-defined by Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Artists" from Aug. 24-Oct. 13 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. The exhibition presents artists Dawn Gavin, Julie Jankowski, Karey Kessler and Renee van der Stelt. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-7710.

Brown Bag Lunch Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. at Signature Theatre. Discuss the stage direction of "Merrily We Roll Along" with director Eric Schaeffer. Free. Located at 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Book Discussion. Terry Turchie and Kathleen Puckett will discuss terrorism and their book "The American Terrorist" at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington. Free.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at The Bloss FW Baptist Church, 716 N. Barton St. Hear Michael Brasher sing. Free. 703-527-7040 or 703-527-2023.

Friday/Sept. 7

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Meet the artists of "Aachen to Arlington: Imaging the Distance" with artwork such as paintings by Taek Lee, sculptures and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

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

Opening Reception. Meet Linda Maldonado and Elisabeth Hudgins from 6-9 p.m. at a reception for "Nature: Great & Small" at Century Redwood Realty, 1711 Wilson Blvd. Free. 703-528-8195.

Opening Reception. 5-7:30 p.m. at Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Road. Meet Richard Dana, artist of "Sequence – Recent Paintings." Free. Contact Denise Alexander at 703-526-6847.

Peace Corps Introduction. Noon-1 p.m. at Peace Corps Mid-Atlantic Regional Recruitment Office, 1525 Wilson Blvd, Suite 100. Learn about the application process, watch a video of volunteers in the field and get questions answered. Free. 202-692-1040 or e-mail dcinfo@peacecorps.gov for more information.

Saturday/Sept. 8

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Music Together. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy sharing songs, instruments, chants and movements. Ages 6 months and up. Free. 703-241-8281.

Music Adventure with Mr. Nate. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 6 months to 9 years. Go on a music adventure with Mr. Nate and his puppet friends. Free. 703-241-8281.

Art Show. The Jefferson Assisted Living Community will hold its first show and sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the community, 900 N. Taylor St. More than 20 artists will be represented, displaying works in oils, pastels, pottery and more. 703-524-7049 or visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

5K Run. 6 p.m. in Crystal City. $22/person or $25/person after Sept. 1. Visit www.arlington911race.com to register. Proceeds from the race will be donated to public safety and military support organizations, including the Fisher House Foundation and the

Wounded Warrior Project. The start/finish line of the race will be in front of the Doubletree Hotel at 300 Army-Navy Drive in Crystal City. Post-race activities - including award presentations, food and beverages, and entertainment - will be held on the Doubletree grounds immediately following the race.

Arts & Crafts Market. The Ballston Arts & Crafts market will have a "Back to School Edition" from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9th and N. Stuart streets. Pick up school supplies that are not available at any other store, such as Boxboy boxes and totes. Free. Enjoy a performance by the Constituents from noon-2 p.m. Visit www.ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com

Open House. Studio Body Logic is holding an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to preview their new location at 4001 N. 9th St., Suite 108 in Arlington. There will be a tour, demonstrations and more. Free. Visit www.studiobodylogic.com or 703-527-9626.

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.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Jazz With JSSA. 5:30 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. Proceeds benefit JSSA’s growing program. Four volunteers will be honored and then enjoy a performance by Anat Cohen. To purchase tickets call Keren Korman at 301-816-2667 or kkorman@jssa.org.

Art Show. The Jefferson Assisted Living Community will hold its first show and sale from noon-3 p.m. at the community, 900 N. Taylor St. More than 20 artists will be represented, displaying works in oils, pastels, pottery and more. 703-524-7049 or visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

Monday/Sept. 10

Lecture. 3-4:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Dr. Richard Berendzen will lecture on a journey through both space and time. Free. Call 703-228-2144 and press "3" for Special Events or the library at 703-228-5996.

Wednesday/Sept. 12

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Storytime. 10:30 a.m. at Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Pre-schoolers are invited for stories and fun. Free. 703-413-8121.

Meeting and Fundraiser. The Washington-Lee Alumni Association's September meeting will be a program to celebrate the John Youngblood years as head coach of football at W-L. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor library of the W-L building. The program is open to alumni and friends from the community. There will be a viewing of football footage and a raffle of six pairs of Redskins tickets for upcoming home games to be used as a fundraiser on that evening. Call Ann Lefferts Guthridge at 703-532-5578.

Thursday/Sept. 13

Health Forum. 7-8:30 p.m. at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., 3rd floor. Panelists will address Pandemic Flu Preparedness in Arlington County. It is a public health community forum. The forum will be broadcast on AVN 74. Call the Pandemic Flu Program at 703-228-5600.

Wine Tastings. 5 p.m. at Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Meet neighbors and sample food from Enjera, an Eritrean restaurant. Free. 703-413-8121.

Friday/Sept. 14

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. Listen to a variety of music. All funds raised benefit Teatro de la Luna's International Festival of Hispanic Theater. Tickets are $30 and $25 students/seniors. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092 for more.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Music Performance. 7 p.m., Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley will perform folk and pop music with harmonies at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Free, but donations are suggested. Picnics welcome. Visit www.NVRPA.org.

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St. Listen to a variety of music. All funds raised benefit Teatro de la Luna's International Festival of Hispanic Theater. Tickets are $30 and $25 students/seniors. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092 for more.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Colors of Fall. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy fall with stories and songs presented by storyteller and guitarist Marlena Thompson. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Discussion. The Arlington Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will discuss the pay gap between male and female workers at its first fall meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Nottingham Elementary School, 5900 Little Falls Road in North Arlington. The public is invited. Call 703-271-5504.

Four Mile Run Cleanup. 10 a.m.-noon at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Tally trash and clean up the stream. Organized in conjunction with Virginia Waterways Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup. Register at volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

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.

Magic Show. 7:30 p.m. at the ComedySpot, in the Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd. $14/person. Visit www.comedyindc.com

Sunday/Sept. 16

Fundraiser. The Arlington Pediatric Center will hold a fundraiser event from 6-9 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom. There will be games, prizes buffet and auctions themed "A Small World." Arlington residents Tom Dolan, David Foster, Martha Foster and more will be hosts and guides. To become a sponsor, purchase tickets or learn more about the "A Small World" event and the Arlington Pediatric Center, contact Lesley Parker by e-mail, lparker@arlpedcen.org or 703-271-8800, ext. 227.

The Big Read. Kickoff from 3-5 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. There will be book giveaways, music performances and readings by Teatro de la Luna. 703-228-1850, or visit the Big Read calendar online at http://www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/bigreadcalendar.htm.

Art Show. Willow Restaurant will host the third Annual Metamorphosis Art Show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive. There will be art for sale by 25 artists, music and food. Free. A portion of the artists’ proceeds will benefit the charity Art Enables. Visit www.metartshow.com.

Monday/Sept. 17

Meeting. Get Involved with Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment 7-8 p.m. Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about volunteer activities. Register at volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Tuesday/Sept. 18

Football Lingo Workshop. 7:30 p.m. at the Culpepper Garden Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Participants will receive "Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football’s Lingo."$50/person. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/prcr or 703-228-4747.

Wednesday/Sept. 19

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Colors of Fall. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy fall with stories and songs presented by storyteller and guitarist Marlena Thompson. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Ellen Cole and Kim Roberts. Free. 703-418-0166.