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Arlington Calendar April 16-22

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.

Ongoing:

The Arlington Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon year round. Located at the intersection of N. Courthouse Road and N. 14th Street. Visit www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com for more on the market and vendors.

Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., presents "Just Imagine" through Sunday, April 27. Visitors embark on a journey of the mind to see an altogether different universe. "Just Imagine" considers the earth without a moon, our sun as a different kind of star and much more. This is a show that can be enjoyed by children 10 & older and adults. Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 12 & younger. 703-228-6070.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, presents “Unlocking the Secrets of Our Living Planet: A Guided Hike at Potomac Overlook” at 2 p.m. on alternating Saturdays and Sundays starting Sunday, April 6 and Saturday, April 12. $3/person and reservations can be made at Potomac@nvrpa.org or 703-528-5406.

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is holding the International Jewish Film Festival from April 29 through May 15 with screenings at three locations including the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. The cost for most screenings is $7 before 6 p.m. and for seniors, all other screenings are $9.50. Prices vary for special programs and groups. For information, or to register for programs, 703-323-0880.

Tickets for Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour will go on sale April 15 via www.ticketmaster.com, 703-573-SEAT or Mount Vernon’s Orientation Center. $30/person. Sample a variety of wines while listening from a variety of historic interpreters. Visit www.mountvernon.org or 703-780-2000.

Thursday/April 17

Music Production Class. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to produce music, from making the song to the finished project. Free. 703-228-7783.

Movie. 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America’s Immigrant Hospital.” Free. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-6340.

Movie Watch. Watch “The Emigrants “ at 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Part of Arlington Reads. 703-228-6545.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through activities, stories and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Butterfly Garden. 11 a.m. at Langston Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. Adults can enjoy a slide presentation on indoor and outdoor butterfly gardens in the region. Free. 703-228-5321.

Arlington Architecture Series: Universal Design. 7-9 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Learn about universal design and how it affects all people from Richard Duncan. Free. 703-228-3531.

Friday/April 18

DJ Class. Teens can learn how to become a DJ from 3:30-6 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Free. 703-228-7783.

Music Performance. Saida Fikri will perform at 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Tickets are $35 or $45/person. Visit www.saidafikri.net/concert or 703-573-SEAT.

April Showers. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers can learn about weather and explore the importance of water. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Intro to Photo Sharing. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Learn about how to use digital photos on the computer. Free. 703-228-6545.

Rock Out with Rock Band. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens can play Rock Band, board games and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Talk. “Framing Science for Public Debate” by Matthew Nisbet, Ph.D., American University 12:30 p.m. at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. RSVP by April 17 to ncas-april18@ncas.org or 301 587-3827 or visit www.ncas.org.

Saturday/April 19

Recycling Event. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Dispose of household hazardous materials, old electronic equipment, donate books, bicycles, shoes and eyeglasses. $10 donation/bike. 702-228-6832.

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

Music Together. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy sharing songs, chants and activities. For children ages 6 months and up. Free. 703-241-8281.

History Program. 7-9 p.m., enjoy lantern tours to visit graves of Civil War soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. There will be a program “Lee’s Great Decision: How Robert E. Lee’s Resignation from the United States Army Shaped Our Nation” from 7-10 p.m. Reservations for tours, 703-235-1530. Free.

Auction. 6:30-11 p.m. at St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 3901 Cathedral Lane. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while browsing through live and silent auctions, raffles and prizes. $25/person. E-mail sjmccreery@gmail.com or 703-465-9877.

Open House. Free open house, lots of refreshments and live entertainment. Drawings for prizes and free gift for everyone. Tours of model rooms available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Brighton Gardens of Arlington, 3821 Wilson Blvd. 703-294-6875.

Library Bicycle Tour. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Start the ride at a local branch and tour all seven libraries or take smaller trips. Receive a gift package. 703-228-6321.

Kidstuff Sale. 8:30 a.m.-noon at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Browse through a variety of items including toys, clothes and more. Free. 703-525-9884

Stop in For Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can drop-in for stories, songs and crafts. Free. 703-228-5946.

Intro to Birding. 9 a.m.-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children 12 and up and adults can learn the basics of birding. Dress for weather. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Earth Day Tree Planting. 9:30 a.m. at Tuckahoe Park, 2400 N. Sycamore St. All ages can celebrate Earth Day by planting native trees. Bring work gloves. Free. 703-525-0168.

April Showers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers can learn about weather and explore water with hike, craft and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Nature Quest Wildlife Watch. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn how to participate in the National Wildlife watch program. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/April 20

Author Reading. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2800 Clarendon Ave. Jim Lehrer will discuss his book “Mack to the Rescue.” Free. E-mail crm2068@bn.com or 703-248-8244.

Author Reading. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2800 Clarendon Ave. Jim Lehrer will discuss his book “Mack to the Rescue.” Free. E-mail crm2068@bn.com or 703-248-8244.

Music Performance. 2 p.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. Celebrate the 100th anniversary with music by the Cantate Chamber singers and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonpresbyterian.org or 703-920-5660.

Poetry. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Features readings by Holly Bass and other regional poets. Free. 703-228-6545.

Pebble Pups: Rocks on the Run. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-12 can learn about the earth sciences through games, crafts and more. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Monday/April 21

Music Production Class. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to produce music, from making the song to the finished project. Free. 703-228-7783.

Film Watch. “Moscow on the Hudson” at 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6321.

Arlington Hall & Codebreaking in WWII. 11 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Learn about the hall and part it played from Karen Kovach Hall, author of “Breaking Barriers: The WACS of the Signal Security Agency.” Free. 703-338-4403.

Introduction to Firefox. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Learn about Firefox. 703-228-6545.

Tuesday/April 22

DJ Class. Teens can learn how to become a DJ from 3:30-6 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Free. 703-228-7783.

Manga & Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens can watch a short film, discuss manga, anime, graphic novels and comics with other fans. Free. 703-228-5946.

Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society.” Free. Part of Arlington Reads 2008.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Fort Myer in Arlington. The U.S. Army Ceremonial band will perform. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can view bird life along the Potomac River. $20/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Botanical Drawing Workshop. 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Look, sketch and think about the beauty of flowers. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4403.

Frolicking Frogs. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these animals through stories, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Recycling—Go Green. 11 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Learn about recycling and join in celebrating Earth Day. Free. 703-228-4403.

Spring Concert: Celebration Singers. 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Enjoy “Hurrah for Hollywood” with the Celebration Singers. Free. 703-228-4403.

Movie Screening. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Brother Bear” to celebrate Earth Day. Free. 703-228-7692.

Berry, Berry Good. 6:30-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults 16 and older can learn how to grow berries at home, taste some and more. $10/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wednesday/April 23

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

Musical Adventure with Mr. Nate. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Sing along with Mr. Nate and his puppet friends. For children ages 6 months to 9 years. Free. 703-241-8281.

Stop in For Stories. Located at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can enjoy stories, crafts and songs. Free. Call for times 703-228-6545.

Movie Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss films dealing with immigration. Free. 703-228-6545.

Frolicking Frogs. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about these animals through stories, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

White Elephant Sale. 11 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Shop for new & gently used household items, jewelry, handbags and more. Free. 703-228-0555.

Music Club. Hear pianist and soprano Jennifer Hosmer at 2 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. 703-228-5722.

Thursday/April 24

Music Production Class. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to produce music, from making the song to the finished project. Free. 703-228-7783.

Author Talk. 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Join Terese Svoboda and Askold Melnycxwk discuss their books “Black Glasses Like Clark Kent” and “The House of Windows.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Discussion. Andy Hankins will discuss organic gardening strategies at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring an optional bag lunch. Tour of garden and composte demonstration will follow. Free. 703-228-6414.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Fort Myer in Arlington. The U.S. Army Band Downrange will perform. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

How to Make Azalea Bonsai. 1:30 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Learn tips from expert bonsai gardener Peter Jones. Free. 703-228-0955.

The Naturalists’ Collectors Club. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can learn about nature and collect a variety of artifacts. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/April 25

DJ Class. Teens can learn how to become a DJ from 3:30-6 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Free. 703-228-7783.

Folk Dances of India. 7-9:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Enjoy a fundraising dinner followed by dances. $30/person. Visit www.ideadancers.org or 703-532-5479.

Saturday/April 26

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

Children’s Adventures Workshop. Noon-2 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Children in grades 1-8 with adult can learn how to make musical instruments from recycled materials. $10/person. Encouraged to bring own reuseable materials. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1859.

Monte Carlo Night. 8-11 p.m. at Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 S. 23rd St. Enjoy raffles, silent auction and dancing to benefit Oakridge Elementary PTA. E-mail oakridgePTA@gmail.com for more.

Books, Blooms and Bites Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Browse through a variety of items including plants, books, cds, food and more. Free. Visit www.walkerchapel.org or 703-538-5200.

Theatre Performance in Spanish. 3 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. See “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” $10/person. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Stop in For Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can drop-in for stories, songs and crafts. Free. 703-228-5946.

Fit Arlington. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bluemont Park. Try a variety of sports including dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, tennis and more. Free. Families encouraged. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

Auction. South Arlington Kiwanians host an auction from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lyon Park Community Center, 414 Filmore St. Features wine and cheese, food and more. $20. 703-243-5245.

Arlington Reads. 11 a.m. at libraries around Arlington. Discuss “Brother I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat and “Esperanza Rising” by Pamela Munoz-Ryan. Free. 703-228-6321.

Children’s Adventure Workshop. Noon at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Children in grades 1-8 can learn about instrument making from recycled materials. $10. 703-228-1859.

World Penguin Day. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about penguins through games, crafts and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Cambodian New Year. 5-8 p.m. at Theatre One at Gunston, 2700 S. Lang St. The Cambodian American Heritage presents dance and more. $12; $7. 703-370-8980.

Silly Songs Campfire. 6 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. All ages can participate in games, crafts, meet guests and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535.

Gymnastics Spring Fling. 7 p.m. at Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center. Children can enjoy gymnastics, obstacles, music and more. Registration required. Call 703-228-0707 for times and cost.

Sunday/April 27

Music Concert. Hear music by Phillipe Chao at 4 p.m. at Rock Spring U.C.C., 5010 Little Falls Road. Free. Visit www.rockspringcongucc.org or 703-538-4886.

Meet Author/Illustrator Tedd Arnold. 1:30 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. He will discuss his books from the “Fly Guy” series. For children ages 4-7. Free. 703-241-8281.

Spring Fling Carnival. 3-6 p.m. at Oakridge Elementary, 1414 @. 24th St. Enjoy a rock climbing wall, bungee jumper, train, inflatables, food and more. E-mail oakridgePTA@gmail.com for more.

Celebrate Children’s Day. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear readings and see dance performances. Families welcome. Free. 703-228-6321.

Author Talk. Hear Lee Wells talk about “Gaia Girls” at 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Signing follows. Free. 703-228-0322.

Author Visit. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. David Lubar will speak about some of his children’s books and then sign some. Free. 703-228-5946.

Author Talk. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear Lee Wells discuss “Gaia Girls.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Celebrate Dia de los Ninos. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear readings, dancing and more. Free. 703-228-6321.

Author Visit. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. David Lubar will talk about some of his books and then do a signing. Free. 703-228-5946.

Monday/April 28

Music Production Class. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to produce music, from making the song to the finished project. Free. 703-228-7783.

Film Watch. “Avalon” at 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6321.

Tuesday/April 29

DJ Class. Teens can learn how to become a DJ from 3:30-6 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Free. 703-228-7783.

International Jewish Film Festival Opening Night. 7 p.m., guest speaker, 8 p.m. screening of “Three Mothers” at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880 for prices and more.

Recycled Art Show and Reception. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library. Features works from recycled materials. On view through April 20. Free. 703-228-6321.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel at Fort Myer in Arlington. Hear music through the ages. Free. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Wednesday/April 30

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

Corduroy’s 40th Anniversary. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Hear readings of “Corduroy” and “A Pocket for Corduroy” and be entered to win a Corduroy plush animal. For children ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Science Fiction Book Club. 7 p.m. at Olsson’s Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Drive. Read and discuss “Rainbows End” by Vernor Vinge. Free. 703-413-8121.

Stop in For Stories. Located at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can enjoy stories, crafts and songs. Free. Call for times 703-228-6545.

Film. Watch “I Have Never Forgotten You” at 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Part of the Jewish Film Festival. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880 for prices and more.

Author Talk. Hear Jo-Marie Bart discuss her book “Silencing Civil Society: Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru” at 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Book signing follows. 703-228-0322.

Thursday/May 1

Music Production Class. 4-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Learn how to produce music, from making the song to the finished project. Free. 703-228-7783.

Lecture. 6-8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. See scenes from “Carmen.” Free. Visit www.rosslynva.org/roomwithaview or 703-522-6628 for more.

Friday/May 2

DJ Class. Teens can learn how to become a DJ from 3:30-6 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Free. 703-228-7783.

Saturday/May 3

Arthritis Walk. Enjoy a three mile or 1 mile course. Free, but donations accepted for The Arthritis Foundation. Located at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Contact Christina Thomas at 202-537-6800 ext. 3016 or e-mail cthomas@arthritis.org.

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

Stop in For Stories. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can drop-in for stories, songs and crafts. Free. 703-228-5946.

Open House. 1-4 p.m. see Alexandria artist Patrick O’Brien and Arlington artist Barbara Weber exhibit some of their turned wood and basketry at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, from May 6 through June 2. Free. Visit www.theartistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.

Sunday/May 4

Performance. The Balalaika Society will perform at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. $20/adult; $18/senior; children under 12 free. Visit www.balalaika.org or 703-549-2010.

Cycling Classic. 7 a.m.4 p.m. at the U.S. Air Force Memorial and looping through Crystal City. Medals will be awarded to those that can complete a set of laps during the three hours that the route is open. Visit www.crystalcity.org.