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Calendar April 30-May 6

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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.

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. $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/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.

Artist’s Talk. 5-9:30 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Meet the artists of “The Thread as the Line.” Free. 703-228-7710.

Planet Hunters. 8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 7 and up can look at the planets and a variety of stars. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Arts and the Spirit. A festival at Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Includes readings, dramas, songs, dancing, movies and more. Free. Visit www.uucava.org or 703-892-2565.

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.

Wake-Up Snakes Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families of all ages can enjoy activities, stories and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Arts and the Spirit. A festival at Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Includes readings, dramas, songs, dancing, movies and more. Free. Visit www.uucava.org or 703-892-2565.

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.

History of Skateboarding. 2 p.m. at Powhatan Skateboard Park on Wilson Boulevard. Free.

Performance. 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear jazz vocalist Coco Zhao. $20/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Performing Arts Center, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. $20/adult; $10/student, senior. Visit www.bmdc.org.

Civil War Forts Van Tour. 9 a.m.-noon at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Children and adults ages 10 and up can take a tour of various forts including Fort Bennett. $10/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Intro to Birding. 9 a.m.-noon at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Adults and families with children 12 and up can learn the basics of birding and look at a variety of the birds found in the area. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sparrow Pond Spruce Up. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Glencarlyn Park, S. 4th Street. Families with children ages 7 and up can pick up trash and remove invasive plants. Free. 703-228-6535 to register.

Arlington Reads. 10 a.m. at Farlinton Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Enjoy crafts and food traditions of Bel Aire, from the pages of “Brother, I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat. Free. 703-228-6321.

Opera Workshop. 2 p.m. at Westover Branch Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Families with children ages 4-10 can participate in a workshop for the opera “Hansel and Gretel.” Free. 703-228-5260.

Chocolate Tales. 2-3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults age 13 and up can discover some early uses of chocolate and sample chocolate drinks and more. $20/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Busy Buzzing…Flies? 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can hike through the gardens and woods and search for flowers and flies that pollinate them. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wake-Up Snakes Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families of all ages can enjoy activities, stories and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Arts and the Spirit. A festival at Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Includes readings, dramas, songs, dancing, movies and more. Free. Visit www.uucava.org or 703-892-2565.

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.

Dance Performance. 3 p.m. at Kenmore Performing Arts Center, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. $20/adult; $10/student, senior. Visit www.bmdc.org.

Youth Concert. 4 p.m. at Trinity Church, 2217 Columbia Pike. Hear music by The Columbia Pike MusiKids, Arlington Youth Chorus and more. Free. 703-920-7077.

Trillium Trek. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Travel to Linden, Va. To see a trillium display. $20/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Animals From Eggs. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about the different kinds of eggs through books, craft, hunt and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Family Movie Matinee. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Call the library for movies being shown, 703-228-6545. Free.

Friends of the Animals. 2:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 7-12 can learn how to help wild animals. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Creatures & Cultures Club: Indonesia. 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 8-11 can learn about the ecosystems, cultures and traditions of Indonesia. Free. 703-228-6535.

Garden Tour. Noon-4 p.m. with reception from 4:30-6 p.m. at Lyon Park Community Center. See a variety of properties in the area. $15/person. Purchase tickets by e-mailing NRayvilla@comcast.net.

Monday/May 5

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Tuesday/May 6

Chinese New Year. 1-2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Celebrate the Year of the Rat with learning all about the rat. Families are free. 703-228-6535.

Movie Watch. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Bee Movie.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Wednesday/May 7

Movie Watch. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Jellyfish.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Bird Walk. 8:30-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can take an informal walk and search for birds. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Gemstone Club: Emerald. 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-12 can learn about this birthstone and then take one home. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Feeding Frenzy. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can create an afternoon picnic for animals that live at the center. $1/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Songs for Tots. 6 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Join singer and story-teller Tara Chiusano for a program for children ages 2-6. Free. 703-228-0322.

Arlington Reads: Movie. Watch “Dirty Pretty Things” at 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6321.

Thursday/May 8

Music Performance. Noon-1 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.fmmc.org or 703-228-7710.

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Movie Watch. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Black Book.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, hikes and more. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-36 months can participate in songs, puppets and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-48 months can listen to stories, songs and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/May 9

Groundbreaking. 10 a.m. for Reed School/Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Free. 703-228-3152.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, hikes and more. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Pond Life Campfire. 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities including stories, games and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Saturday/May 10

Walk for the Animals. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St. Choose between a three mile walk or one-milk walk. Visit awla.kintera.org/walk2008 for more.

Way Cabaret. 7-9 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo parish center, 3304 Washington Blvd. Donations encouraged. See music, dancing, acting and more. E-mail leahyhome@aol.com or 703-525-3250.

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.

Battle of the Boulevard. 9 a.m. at Clarendon Central Park. Enjoy either a 10k race or 2k course. $25 until May 1, $30 until May 9, and $35 on race day. For the 2K Walk the registration fee is $10 until May 9 and $15 on race day. A Downloadable registration form is available online at www.battleoftheboulevard.com. 703-248-6883.

Benefit Performance. Teatro de la Luna presents “Volvio Una Noche” (She Returned One Night” at 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Tickets are $40. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Movie Watch. 9:15 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Bad Faith.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Arts & Crafts Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Welburn Square. Browse through jewelry, yarn, photography, art, glass and more. Free. Visit www.ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com or 703-528-3527.

Yard Sale. 9 a.m. at Maywood Community, 1601 Wilson Blvd. Maps listing all homes will be distributed. Free. 202-663-9352.

Mother’s Day Fund Raiser. 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Market Common, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Participate in the bookfair and support The Reading Connection and Doorways for Women and Families. 703-522-8858 ext. 13.

Yard Sale. 10 a.m. at Ashton Heights, 3211 N. 1st St. Free. Maps available. 703-524-8122.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, hikes and more. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Tree Giveaway. Request a tree two weeks in advance and get your tree delivered on Neigborhood Day. Free. 703-892-1350.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wine Wanderings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults 21 and up can travel to Virginia wine country. Bring lunch. 435/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Tween and Teen Screens. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch a movie with your friends. Free. 703-228-6545 for movie title.

Hearts for Mother’s Day. 2 p.m. at the basketball court on S. Kenmore St. Children can design Mother’s Day cards. Presented by the Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program. Free. 703-486-0058.

Tour of Rosslyn. 3 p.m. at the Metro. Visit Dark Star Park, Journalists’ Memorial and more. Free. 703-664-0841.

Wild Ones: Birds in Your Backyard. 4-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn about birds and go on a hike. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Astronomy Day. 6-10 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults and families with children ages 10 and up can learn about astronomy from a variety of enthusiasts and experts. $10/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Pond Life Campfire. 7:15-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities including stories, games and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Arlington Reads. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-12 can learn how to bind their own books. Free. Call 703-228-5946 for times.

Sunday/May 11

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane. Free. Hear music by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir. Visit stmchathedralconcerts.org or 703-524-2815.

Movie Watch. 2:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Watch “Orthodox Stance.” $9.50/adult; $7/senior, child. Visit www.jccnv.org or 703-323-0880.

Happy Mother’s Day. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Interact with your 3-5 year old through stories, songs and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/May 12

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

One on One with John Kander. John Kander sits down with an audience at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. $50/person. Limited seating. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-820-9771.

Arlington Reads. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch the movie “The Joy Luck Club.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Tuesday/May 13

The Visit. Watch this performance by Chita Rivera at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-820-9771 for time and price.

Book Discussion. 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Discuss “Brother I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat. Free. 703-228-7762.

Asian Pacific Heritage Movie Screening. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch a series of films celebration Asian Pacific Americans. Free. 703-228-6545 for complete list of movies.

Wednesday/May 14

Dance Performance. Jane Franklin Dance performs at 7 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St., Washington, D.C. Free. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Thursday/May 15

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Knitting Jam. 6-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Join Laure Drogoul for an interactive sound sculpture and knitting circle. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-7710.

Arts al Fresco. Opens with a concert at 1401 Wilson Blvd from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. 703-228-1850.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-36 months can participate in songs, puppets and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Twos & Threes Together. 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library. Children ages 24-48 months can listen to stories, songs and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Friday/May 16

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Arlington’s Center Dance Company collaborates with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. $17-$20/adult; $12-$15/youth, senior. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-2414.

Saturday/May 17

History Tour. Walk 1-12 miles (1-8 hours) visiting parks and historic sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and surrounding areas. Meet at 9 a.m. at Clarendon Metro Station. Bring lunch, water and wear comfortable shoes. $2/person. 703-243-0179.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Arlington’s Center Dance Company collaborates with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. $17-$20/adult; $12-$15/youth, senior. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-2414.

Performance. Hear music by the Metropolitan Chorus at 8 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. $17/adult; $15/youth and senior. Visit www.metchorus.org or 703-933-2500.

Sunday/May 18

Dance Performance. 2 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre. Arlington’s Center Dance Company collaborates with Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. $17-$20/adult; $12-$15/youth, senior. Visit www.arldance.org or 703-522-2414.

Monday/May 19

Music Production. Teens can learn about the production of urban music at 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Register at 703-228-7783.

Tuesday/May 20

Music Performance. The Encore Chorales will perform a spring concert at 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Wednesday/May 21

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Barbara DeCesare, Brian Gilmore an Verneice Turner with music by Shep Williams. Free. 703-418-0166.