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Calendar Aug. 6-12

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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.

Weekly Farmers Markets are set to return May 30 to Ballston’s Welburn Square, between N. Stuart & N. Taylor Streets across from the Ballston Metro station. The markets will operate every Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 17, except for July 4. For directions and further information, visit www.ballstonfarmersmarket.blogspot.com or call 703-528-3527.

Hear music on “Wednesdays at Waterview” from July 9 through Aug. 20 from Waterview Terrace, 1919 N. Lynn St. in Rosslyn. Enjoy happy hour concerts from 5:30-8 p.m.

Enjoy Rosslyn Restaurants & Rhythms on Fridays from 5-6:30 p.m. at Tivoli Restaurant, Sundays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Piola and Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m. at Café Asia. Free.

There are concerts in Welburn Square on Fridays along with Friday nights at Lubber Run Amphitheatre.

There are James Bond Film Festivals on Mondays in Crystal City and Fridays in Rosslyn through September.

For more information on all of these events and more visit www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-6966.

Connect with people and the great outdoors with “Meet Me on Sunday…at Potomac Overlook!” series. The event takes place on Sunday afternoons between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park located at 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. For more information, contact Potomac Overlook Regional Park at 703-528-5406 or potomac@nvrpa.prg.

Thursday/Aug. 7

Rock at the Row. 7 p.m. at the Pentagon Row Plaza. Hear music by Jokers Wild, enjoy food samples, giveaways and more. Free. Visit " www.pentagonrow.com or 703-413-6691.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, 200 Carlin Springs Road. The U.S. Army Orchestra will perform a free concert. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Create Music. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about making a song, from an idea to the finished project. Free. To register, call 703-228-7783.

Arlington County Fair. Enjoy rides, games, races, food and more at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org or 703-920-4556.

Magic Show. 1:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Magician Joe Romano will use books to demonstrate magic. Free, but tickets required. 703-228-7692.

Book Discussion. 11 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “White Castle” by Orhan Pamuk. Free. 703-228-0032.

Favorite Trip. 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Hear travels of South America and Europe. Free. 703-228-0555.

Wild Ones: Skulls and Teeth. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn about animals down to their bones. $2/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through games, songs and crafts. $3/child. 703-228-6535 to register.

Friday/Aug. 8

The Odd World of Scopitones. 8:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and N. Columbus St. Free. See music videos from the early ‘60s. www.arlingtonarts.org or 703-228-1850.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Arlington County Fair. Enjoy rides, games, races, food and more at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org or 703-920-4556.

Movie Watch. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Teens and tweens can watch “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Collectors Club. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can participate and learn about science, nature and more. $5/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

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 games, songs and crafts. $3/child. 703-228-6535 to register.

Dragonfly Campfire. 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities with treats, guests and more. $3/person. 703-228-3403 to register.

Saturday/Aug. 9

Arlington County Fair. Enjoy rides, games, races, food and more at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org or 703-920-4556.

VitA Pulse. 9:30 p.m. at Café Asia, 1550 Wilson Blvd. #1. Enjoy a date auction, raffle, and more with proceeds benefiting Special Love. "www.vitacharity.org or 703-469-1953.

Butterfly Safari. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about these animals and meet some close up. $2/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Hop To It. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 3 and up can celebrate the year of the frog with all things amphibian. $1/child. 703-228-6535 to register.

Snakes Alive. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children age 5 and up can learn about snakes and meet some up close. $4/child. 703-228-6535 to register.

Dragonfly Campfire. 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities with treats, guests and more. $3/person. 703-228-3403 to register.

Spider Campfire. 7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities with guests, treats and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Sunday/Aug. 10

Walkers. 10 a.m. at Virginia Square Metro Station. Routes vary, but end at the metro station. Free. 703-228-0072.

Arlington County Fair. Enjoy rides, games, races, food and more at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.org or 703-920-4556.

Monday/Aug. 11

Preschool Story Time. 10 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Listen to a variety of stories. Free. 703-228-0322.

Drop In Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages. Free. 703-228-0322.

Create Music. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about making a song, from an idea to the finished project. Free. To register, call 703-228-7783.

Book to Movie Discussion. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss the book and movie “The Outsiders.” Free. 703-228-5946.

Movie Watch. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “An American in Paris” (1951). Free. 703-228-0032.

Tuesday/Aug. 12

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Maggie Jackson will speak about “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Playing Possum. 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers age 3-5 can learn about these animals through stories, crafts and more. $3/child. 703-228-6535 to register.

Soil Safari. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children age 5 and up can discover what types of animals live in soil. $2/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at Shrlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Maggie Johnsonn will read and discuss her book “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Written World. 7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn about famous nature writers who lived in the area and sample those along coffee and tea. $2/adult. 703-228-6535 to register.

Wednesday/Aug. 13

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Beekeeping for Teens. 9 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 12-17 can learn about bees and collect honey. $5/person. 703-243-4342 to register.

Playing Possum. 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers age 3-5 can learn about these animals through stories, crafts and more. $3/child. 703-228-6535 to register.

Graduate Gemologists. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-12 can learn about diopside gems. $5/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

Thursday/Aug. 14

Flattened Fauna. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults 15 and up can learn about animals most likely to get run over and meet some live animals up close. $2/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

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

Friday/Aug. 15

Creative Cauldron: Magical Myth Plants at Lubber Run Amphitheatre, N. 2nd and Columbus Streets, noon Free.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Night Hike. 8:15 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 4 and up can take a hike and listen for nocturnal animals. $3/person. 703-228-4342 to register.

Saturday/Aug. 16

Hike to Scotts Run. 8 a.m. at Scotts Run. Adults 16 and up can pass a waterfall and more. Free. 703-228-6535 to register and information.

Civil War Discovery. 9 a.m. at Fort Ethan Allen, 3829 N. Stafford St. Children ages 7-11 can enlist in the Civil War army and use replica wood rifles, march and more. $5/child. 703-243-4342 to register.

Walking Tour. 10:30 a.m. at Fort Ethan Allen, 3829 N. Stafford St. Ages 7 and up can explore the fort and learn why it was built. Free. 703-243-4342.

Bat Fest Arlington 2008. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults and families can learn about bats through calls, seeing some up close, shows and more. $6/person. 703-228-3403 to register.

Gourment S’more Campfire. 7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities with guests, treats and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Sunday/Aug. 17

Walkers. 10 a.m. at Virginia Square Metro Station. Routes vary, but end at the metro station. Free. 703-228-0072.

Monday/Aug. 18

Drop-in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can drop in for stories. Free. 703-228-0322.

Create Music. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about making a song, from an idea to the finished project. Free. To register, call 703-228-7783.

Preschool Story Time. 10 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Listen to a variety of stories. Free. 703-228-0322.’

Meadow Meander. 10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 4 and up can see bees, butterflies, birds and more during this stroll. $3/person. 703-243-4342 to register.

Tuesday/Aug. 19

My Favorite Trip. 11:30 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Learn about Asia through travel experiences and more. Free. 703-228-0555.

Movie Watch. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “High Fidelity.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Wednesday/Aug. 20

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Giving. 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Blvd., will donate five percent of net sales to Beyond the Hoop. Visit www.beyondthehoop.org for more.

Finger Painting in the Park. 4 p.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. All ages can paint a picture of favorite animal, scene or what ever is inspiring. $5/person. 703-525-0168 to register.

Thursday/Aug. 21

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, 200 Carlin Springs Road. The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform a free concert. Visit www.usarmyband.com or 703-696-3399.

Create Music. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about making a song, from an idea to the finished project. Free. To register, call 703-228-7783.

Friday/Aug. 22

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform free. Visit www.usafband.af.mil or 202-767-5658.

Sunday/Aug. 24

Walkers. 10 a.m. at Virginia Square Metro Station. Routes vary, but end at the metro station. Free. 703-228-0072.