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Calendar Aug. 20-26

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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.

The Columbia Pike Farmers Market is located in Pike Park, corner of S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. Open Sundays through November from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Arlington Farmer. 9 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-11 can help water a garden, pull weeds and more. $5/person. 703-243-4342 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.

Movie Screening. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Music and Lyrics.” Free. 703-228-0032.

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.

Stop in for Stories. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Central Youth Services, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can stop in for crafts, songs, stories and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Film Screening. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Teens and tweens can watch “Spider-Man.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Fabulous Fish Campfire. 8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities including guests, games, treats and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Saturday/Aug. 23

Heron Hunt. 9:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children 8 and up can search for these birds. Dress to get muddy. $2/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Gold Mining in Virginia. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children 8 and up can learn about gold mines and pan the creek. $5/person. 703-228-3403 to register.

Playing Possum. 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about these animals through stories, crafts and more. $3/child. 703-228-6535.

Fabulous Fish Campfire. 8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities including guests, games, treats and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Sunday/Aug. 24

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

Monday/Aug. 25

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.

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

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

Film Screening. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Silk Stockings.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Free. 703-228-7689.

Tuesday/Aug. 26

Slither Hither. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children age 3-5 can learn about snakes through stories and more. $3/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

Film Watch. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “The Commitments.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Ice Cream Party. Teens can enjoy an end of the summer party at 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy games, prizes and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Wednesday/Aug. 27

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

Slither Hither. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children age 3-5 can learn about snakes through stories and more. $3/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

Civil War Discoveries: Camp Life. 10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-12 can learn about camp life and the items that soldier’s carried with them. $5/person. 703-243-4342.

Thursday/Aug. 28

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.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Plumed Serpent” by D.H. Lawrence. Free. 703-228-7689.

Movie Watch. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “August Rush.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Friday/Aug. 29

Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. at Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive. Enjoy dinner with wine. $95/personwww.willowva.com or 703-465-8800 for reservations.

Music Performance. Solas, a Celtic band, will perform at 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. $40/person. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com. Information at www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

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

Stop in for Stories. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Central Youth Services, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can stop in for crafts, songs, stories and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

End of Summer Potluck & Bingo. Noon-2:45 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Bring a favorite salad dish to share, listen to music and bingo. Free. Contact the center to RSVP.

Movie Watch. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Teens and tweens can watch “Spider Man 2.” Free. 703-228-0032.

Insect Orchestra Campfire. 8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities, games, guests and more. $3/person. 703-228-6535 to register.

Saturday/Aug. 30

World Music Festival. 4-10 p.m. at Netherlands Carillon, beside the Iwo Jima Memorial. Hear music, browse crafts and more. Free. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Monday/Sept. 1

Labor Day.

Solar System Searchers. 7 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 7 and up can learn about the planets, spaceships and robots out in the sky. $2/person. 703-228-3403 to register.

Wednesday/Sept. 3

Performance. Isabella Chester will perform at Lebanese Taverna Restaurant, 5900 Washington Blvd., from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fre. Visit www.lebanesetaverna.com or 703-841-1502.

Adult Bird Walk. 8:30-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can take an informal walk through the parks in search of birds. Free. 703-228-6535 to register.

Wild Ones: Do Animals Have Homework? 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about the animals that need to be taught skills to survive. $3/child. 703-228-3403 to register.

Thursday/Sept. 4

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/Sept. 5

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. See “Picturing Politics 2008: Artists Speak to Power” at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd from Aug. 15 through Sept. 27. See work by Rex Well. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

Stop in for Stories. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Central Youth Services, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can stop in for crafts, songs, stories and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Saturday/Sept. 6

Music Performance: Rosslyn Jazz Festival 1-7 p.m. at Gateway Park, N. Lynn Street and Lee Highway

Centennial of Military Aviation. Enjoy a day-long open house at Fort Myer. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary. Free. Visit www.fmmc.army.mil or 703-696-3283.

Monday/Sept. 8

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.

Arlington History Bike Tour. Meet 9 a.m. at Ballston Metro Station. Bring lunch and water and bike anywhere from 1-23 miles visiting Four Mile Run, rose gardens and more. $2/nonmember. 703-243-0179.

Friday/Sept. 12

Stop in for Stories. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Central Youth Services, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can stop in for crafts, songs, stories and more. Free. 703-228-5946.

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear harpists from Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay. $30/adult; $25/student/senior. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Saturday/Sept. 13

Book Discussion. 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, The Market Common, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. The authors will discuss “The Pentagon: The Untold Story of the Wartime Race to Build the Pentagon-And to Restore it Sixty Years Later.” Free. 703-248-8251.

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear harpists from Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay. $30/adult; $25/student/senior. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.