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Calendar Sept. 26-Oct. 2

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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.

Children’s Songs Campfire. 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Enjoy activities like stories, animal guests, games and more. Families encouraged. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

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.

On the Wild Side. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Hike two of Arlington’s nature parks, observe wildlife and more. Transportation and lunch included. Wear long pants and sleeves and footwear that can get wet. Adults only. $30/person. 703-228-6535.

Bilingual Campfire. 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. The program, in both English and Spanish, will focus on animals and will include treats, stories, guests and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

Graduate Programs Session. Marymount, 1000 N. Glebe Road, will hold an Graduate Counseling Program Information Session at 10 a.m. To RSVP, call 703-284-5902 or register at www.marymount.edu/infosession.

Teen Activity Fair. 6-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St. South. Learn about After School programs, classes, trips and more. Free. From 9-11 there will be a teen only after party featuring movies, games and more. 703-228-7782.

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.

Fall Flowers Hike. 3-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Take a walk and enjoy seeing some fall wildflowers. Hike is rocky and steep in places; wear sturdy shoes and bring water bottle. Adults. Free. 703-228-3403.

Autumn Campfire. 4-6 p.m. at Alcova Heights Park, 901 S. George Mason Drive. Families encouraged to bring flashlight and enjoy some campfire fun. $3/person. 703-525-0168.

Book Discussion. E. Ethelbert Miller will read from and discuss his work at 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Reception follows at Busboys and Poets. 703-228-6545.

Monday/Oct. 1

Birding Trip. Travel to Cape May, N.J. to view a variety of bird life that occurs in the region. Bring binoculars, bag lunch, drink and snacks. Adults meet at 6 a.m. at Lubber Run Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Drive. $40/person and registration required, 703-228-4747. Return at 9 p.m.

Music Meeting. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Meet Music Director Jon Kalbfeisch, to learn about the music of Stephen Sondheim and the Signature Theatre production of "Merrily We Roll Along." Free. 703-228-6545.

Candidates’ Meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Candidates running for office in the November election have been invited to participate. The public is encouraged to attend. Free. Call 703-528-2882.

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.

Tuesday/Oct. 2

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.

Tree Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these forest giants in an interactive program. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

Golf Classic. The Arlington Community Foundation is holding a golf event at the Washington Golf and Country Club. For more information about the event, contact the Foundation at 703-243-4785.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd. Michael D’Antonio will read and discuss "A Ball, A Dog and A Monkey: 1957 – The Space Race Begins." Free.

Wednesday/Oct. 3

Movie and Dance. Watch "Tango: Idiom in Dance and Film" at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn the history of tango and then see a demonstration. Free. E-mail acofre@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-5945.

Bird Walk. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for an informal walk through Long Branch and Glencarlyn parks from 8:30-11 a.m. Meet at Long Branch, 625 S. Carlin Springs. Free. Bring binoculars and field guides. Experienced and beginners welcome. 703-228-6535.

Tree Time. 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these forest giants in an interactive program. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

Gemstone Club. Learn about opals from 2:30-3:30 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. There will be polished gems and uncut crystals to examine. Take home a gemstone. Ages 7-12. $4/person. Registration required 703-228-4747.

Sing Along with Miss Belle. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Sing along and listen to stories including "Diary of a Fly." Ages 2-6. 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.

Thursday/Oct. 4

Brown Bag Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. at Signature Theatre. Discuss "The World Begins." Free. Located at 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org for more.

Tree Time. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these forest giants in an interactive program. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

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.

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.

Friday/Oct. 5

Shenandoah Hike. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Recreation Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Hike the 3-mile Snead Farm Loop, with some gradual ups and downs and some rocky footing. Bring a lunch, backpack, water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Bring an extra layer and rain jacket just in case. Ages 10-12. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

All About Apples. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy stories, activities, games, songs and treats. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m., Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., will hold "Fall Solos 2007" reception. The exhibit showcases seven solo exhibitions, featuring paintings, sculptures and more. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.

Stop In for Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Drop-in storytime for all ages. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/Oct. 6

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.

Rabbits. Learn about the resident rabbit, the eastern cottontail, and get tips on how to care for pet rabbits from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children 8 and up. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Snakes & S’mores Campfire. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Teens only, age 11-16, can enjoy activities, animal guests, games, songs and treats. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Award Winners. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Meet the winners of the Americas Award. The authors and illustrators will read from and discuss their works. Free. 703-228-6545.

Sing Along with Miss Belle. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite #10. Sing along and listen to stories including "Diary of a Fly." Ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Reception. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. See works from "The Art of the Storyteller." Learn about New Mexico. Call 703-228-1850 or 703-228 6321 or dcross@arlingtonva.us

Sunday/Oct. 7

Hike. 2 p.m., enjoy a hike with Martin Ogle at Potomac Overlook Park, 2845 Marcey Road. For adults and youth 16 years and older. Enjoy a leisurely hike with silence, poetry and tidbits of natural history. Limit of 20 people. Free. Reservations can be made at 703-528-5406.

Art of the Story Teller. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. To open the exhibit of traditional storyteller figurines from New Mexico the Arlington Department Cultural Affairs will present a talk about south west folk art, reception follows the lecture. Free. 703-228-6545.

Tuesday/Oct. 9

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.

Book Discussion. Discuss "Isaac’s Storm" by Erik Larson at 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Free. 703-228-7762 or cbarto@arlingtonva.us.

Wednesday/Oct. 10

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

Film and Panel Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a short film followed by a discussion on the works of Rudolpho Anaya. Free. Call 703-228-1850 or 703-228 6321 or dcross@arlingtonva.us.

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.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Olsson's Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Discuss "Saving Fish from Drowning" by Amy Tan. Free. 703-413-8121.