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Calendar Sept. 12-20

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. 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

Opening Day. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Greenbriar Park, 2700 North Greenbrier St. There will be games, expo, walks, moon bounces and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/fitarlington for more.

Coaches Game. Support the Arlington Travel Soccer Club at the annual coaches game, 5 p.m. at Quincy Field, 1201 N. Quincy St. Have fun, eat food and enter raffles. Visit www.atsc-va.org or call Seamus Hooban, 703-340-9308.

Conference. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. U.S. Rep. Moran hosts the 16th annual Women’s Issues conference at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Features Her Magesty Queen Noor of Jordan. Free and lunch is included. Participants should resgister at www.moran.house.gov.

Nauck Civic & Community Day. From noon-5 p.m., celebrate Nauck with performances by gospel choirs, the Drew Hand Dancers, Rick Franklin Blues Music, arts and crafts and delicious food. Located at Drew Community Center, 3500 S. 23rd St. Free. 703-521-1419.

Mini-Golf Tournament. 10 a.m. team tournament with individual tournament at 1 p.m. at Upton Hill Regional Park, 6060 Wilson Blvd. $20/team with lunch included. Qualifying tournament for the national mini-golf tournament. Pre-register at www.arlingtonredcross.org. Proceeds benefit the disaster relief fund.

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.

Thursday/Sept. 20

Political Talk. Dr. Jeremy Mayer, Associate Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University will speak on "Why the American Electoral System Lags and What to Do About It" from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Call 703-536-8270.

Movie Watch. Watch "Viva Cuba" at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Tells the story of friendship between two children and their mothers. Free. 703-228-5990.

Friday/Sept. 21

Organic Beer Tasting. 7-9 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Taste organic beers and learn "How to Drink Beer and Save the World" with author and beer activist Chris O'Brien. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $30 with proceeds to benefit Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment. Buy tickets at www.arlingtonenvironment.org or call 703-228-6406.

Saturday/Sept. 22

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.

Kindermusik with Grace Notes. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Play with instruments, sing, chant and listen to music and stories. Ages 1-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

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. 23

Music Fest. Speedy Tolliver is holding "The Speedy Tolliver Fiddle and Banjo Fest" from noon-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets. Free. Any participant who plays the fiddle or banjo is available to play a few songs. Call 703-228-1899 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org or wwww.planetarlington.com for information.

Walkabout. 4-6 p.m., begins and meets at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets. Free. Visit www.WALKArlington.com.

Stone Bike Tour. Bike up to 35 miles, visiting boundary stones and parks. Starts at 9:15 a.m. at East Falls Church metro station. Many stops, but bring lunch, water and any type of bike and helmet. $1. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org for more.

Owl Discussion. 2-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn about the owl and its folklore and prominence as a symbol in Rudolfo Anaya’s book "Bless Me Ultima." Part of Arlington’s "The Big Read." Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-1850.

Tuesday/Sept. 25

Weekly Meeting. Jack Turner, of AMEN (Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs), will speak about his organization's program at the weekly meeting of the Rosslyn/Ft.Myers Rotary Club from noon-2 p.m. in the Panorama Room of

the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn. Call Mert Bland at 703-533-9478.

Science Series. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. Hear about the relationships between climate change, energy use and conservation. Free. Visit www.nvrpa.org or call 703-528-5406.

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.

Wednesday/Sept. 26

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.

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.

Book Club. Read and discuss "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett at 2 p.m. at Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Free. 703-413-8121.

Science Fiction Book Club. 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Discuss "Ender’s Game" by Orson Scott Card. Free. 703-413-8121.

Yard Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the atrium of the National Science Foundation Building, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Browse products at the annual NSF CDC Kids’ Yard Sale, such as clothing, toys, books and more. Proceeds from the sale provide end-of-the year bonuses for the NSF CDC teachers and leftover items are donated to a local shelter. E-mail kidsyardsale@hotmail.com.

Friday/Sept. 28

Opening Show and Sale. The Arlington Artists Alliance presents its fall 2007 show and sale "The Arts at Overlee!" from 6:30–9:30 p.m. More than 25 artists will be represented. Located at the Overlee, 6030 Lee Highway. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistalliance.org or 703-248-9239.

Wine Tasting. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 1631 Crystal Square Arcade, will hold a wine tasting paired with some hors d’oeuvres from 6-7:30 p.m. $50/person. Portion of proceeds will benefit CORE-Wish. Reservations required 703-418-1444 or visit www.mortons.com.

Arts at Overlee. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Overlee Clubhouse, 6030 Lee Highway. Meet the artists and browse works in oil, pastel, watercolor and more. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-248-9239.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Art Show and Sale. The Arlington Artists Alliance presents its fall 2007 show and sale "The Arts at Overlee!" from noon-5 p.m. More than 25 artists will be represented. Located at the Overlee, 6030 Lee Highway. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistalliance.org or 703-248-9239.

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.

5k Run. 8 a.m. at Marymount’s Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Road. Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to participate. $25/person. Proceeds benefit Marymount’s men and women’s cross-country teams. Visit www.marymount.edu or 703-284-1518.

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

Dance Performance. Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama performs the Tinku Dance and teach portions of it at 2 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Free. Families encouraged. E-mail vruiz@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7685.

Public Lands Day. Begins at 8 a.m. with registration and a free breakfast. Clear invasive plants and plant trees from 9 a.m.-noon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road. Reservations encouraged, 703-528-5406.

Kids Stuff Sale. 8 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lorcom Lane and Military Road in Arlington. The consignment sale will benefit charities; admission

is free. Items from 100 families including children's clothing, equipment, toys, books and maternity gear. Call 703-351-8138 or visit www.kidsstuffsale.com.

Arts at Overlee. Noon-5 p.m. at Overlee Clubhouse, 6030 Lee Highway. Meet the artists and browse works in oil, pastel, watercolor and more. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-248-9239.

Paint the Town. Join Laura Jane Hamiliton and paint miniature Clarendon building facades that will be displayed on a tree in Clarendon, from noon-5 p.m. Part of Clarendon Day in the street and park adjacent to the Clarendon Metro. For people ages 4 and up. 703-228-7710.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Taste of Wine & Jazz. 2-6 p.m. in the courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. Features wine tastings paired with food, and music by Duke Ellington Jazz festival. $10/person includes samples, food, music and a wine glass. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Music Performance. See the trio Cantare in an interactive performance of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American folk music at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. E-mail rquintero@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7713.

Conservation. Join in a conversation with panelists and audience participation at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Visit www.nvrpa.org or 703-528-5406.

Owl Discussion. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus St. Learn about the owl and its folklore and prominence as a symbol in Rudolfo Anaya’s book "Bless Me Ultima." Part of Arlington’s "The Big Read." Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-1850.