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Calendar Dec. 10-15

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.

Art Listing:

See art by Margaret Fisher and Frank Barsalou,”Collaboration and Interpretation,” through Dec. 21 at Schlesinger Center Fisher Art Gallery. Free.

Arlington artist Barbara Weber will have work on display during the Holiday Open House at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan, from Dec. 2 through Jan. 5. Visit www.theartistsundertaking.com or 703-494-0584.

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 “Tis the Season” from Friday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 21. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $3/adult; $2/senior and child. 703-228-6070.

Wednesday/Dec. 10

Holiday at Kettler Iceplex. 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Road. Enjoy skating, music and more. Free.

Holiday Celebration. 6:30-8 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Road. Hear music by the Children’s Spanish Chorus and more. Ice skating at 5 p.m. for $8/person. Music event is free.

Thursday/Dec. 11

Holiday House Tour. 1-4 p.m., tour four homes in the Lyon Village. $30/person at the doors. 703-533-2815.

Lunchtime Concert. Noon at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.fmmc.org or 703-228-7710.

Winter Concert. 7 p.m. at Yorktown High School, 5201 N. 28th St. Hear selections by Gustav Holst and more by the high school’s Symphonic band, concert band and jazz ensemble. Donate canned food to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center. Visit www.yorktownband.org for more.

For the Birds. 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about birds and how they survive in winter. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Pond-erlings. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can play games, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Friday/Dec. 12

Mongolian Songs and Opera. 7 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear Mongolian music and costumes. $20/adult; $10/child and include a complimentary CD. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

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

Blue Moon-Blue Cheese. 4:15 p.m. at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. Learn about lunar myths, folklore and more. Free. 703-228-5321.

Arlington Farmer. 4:15 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-11 can tend to young plants, plant more seedlings and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Storytime Classics. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-8 can learn about Thornton Burgess and native animals. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Saturday/Dec. 13

Talk. 1:30 p.m. at National Science Foundation, Room 110, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Hear “Understanding Creationism,” by Mary McCutcheon, Ph.D., George Mason University (Retired). Free. 301 587-3827 or visit www.ncas.org.

Holiday Helpers. Noon-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 4-14 can play games, meet animals and more while parents shop. $10/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Movie Watch. Noon at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Watch “Show Boat.” Free. Registration required, 703-228-5722.

Charcoal Drawing. 2-4 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Ages 13 and up can use nature to sketch with some direction. $10/person. Registration required, 703-525-0168.

Gemstone Club: Peridot. 5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 can learn about this gemstone and then take one home. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals fly-in for dinner. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

The Written World. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about local nature writers. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Insect Orchestra Campfire. Noon-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Holiday Open House. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2742 N. Lexington St. Features artwork by Parvaneh Limbert. Free. Visit www.swanways.com for more.

Giftmania. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center. Children ages 4-9 can create projects through art. $35/workshop. Register at www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

Holiday House. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages can browse local arts and crafts. There will be a special children’s section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Sunday/Dec. 14

Nutcracker Tea. 3-5 p.m. at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 N. Glebe Road. Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, enjoy tea and watch a mini-ballet performance. $50/adult; $35/child. Visit www.centerdancecompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Music Performance. 11 a.m. at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane. Hear music by the chancel choir. Free. Visit cherrydaleumc.org for more.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2217 Columbia Pike. Here the Columbia Pike Community Chorus. Free. 703-920-7077.

Music of Christmas. 4 p.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Free. Hear music by Frank Voltz. 703-538-5230.

Holiday Music. 10:30 a.m. the choir of Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Road, accompanied by the Falls Church Concert Band brass and wind ensemble, will present a Festival of Lessons and Carols. All are welcome. For more information, go to www.walkerchapel.org or call 703-538-5200.

Ice Mountain Foray. Noon-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults and teens age 16 and up can hike the Ice Mountain. Bring water and lunch. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Teen Birding. 3 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Ages 13-17 can learn about local birds and identify some. $3/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Fun with Feng Shui. 3 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Learn to use Feng Shui to arrange work or home spaces. Free. 703-228-5722.

Dear Abby. 3 p.m. at Lee Senior Center. Practice giving advice to others or bring issues and get advice. Free. 703-228-0555.

Holiday Helpers. Noon-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 4-14 can play games, meet animals and more while parents shop. $10/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Plant Exchange and Talk. 5 p.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Enhance a garden and get tips. Free. Registration requested, 703-228-0555.

Nature for Beginners: Top Ten Evergreens. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about these trees. Free. 703-228-3403.

Graduate Gemologists. 5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-12 can learn about diopside gems and take one home. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals fly-in for dinner. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Music Performance. 5 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Hear music by the Encore Chorale. Free. 703-228-4745.

Holiday House. Noon-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages can browse local arts and crafts. There will be a special children’s section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Choral Union Candlelight Christmas Celebration. 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Concert features the Mount Olivet Brass and more. Free. Call 703-527-3934.

Monday/Dec. 15

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Hear the Encore Chorales. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Drop in Storytime. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages. Free. 703-228-0322.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “The Virginiad” by Tim Lewis. Free.

Lecture. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Green Transportation: New Energy.” Free. 703-228-2144.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “The Virginiad” by Tim Lewis. Free. 703-228-0322.

Central Library Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. Free. 703-228-7689.

Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church. Over 150 singers will perform holiday favorites including chorals from Goodwin House. Free. Visit http://encorecreativity.org or 571-215-6118.

Tuesday/Dec. 16

Birding Trip. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can look for winter birds, ducks and more. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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 hikes and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

June Bugs. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 years can learn about what makes a bug a bug. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Dear Abby. 10 a.m. at Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Practice giving advice to others or bring issues and get advice. Free. 703-228-0555.

Pond-erlings. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can play games, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Tea Party. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with tea and a historical discussion. $5 admission. Register at 703-228-4747.

Wednesday/Dec. 17

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba” by Tom Gjelten. Free.

December Divas. 8:30 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. $30/person. Enjoy holiday favorites. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-573-7328.

Beekeeping for Teens. 4:15 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Ages 12-17 can work the hives and learn about bees. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

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 hikes and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Pond-erlings. 10 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can play games, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

For The Birds. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn how birds keep warm in the winter. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Children’s Movie Day. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “The Jungle Book” Elementary aged students. Free. 703-228-5946.

Graduate Gemologists. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-12 can learn about zircon gems and take one home. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Tom Gielten discusses his book “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Holiday House. Noon-8 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages can browse local arts and crafts. There will be a special children’s section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Music Performance. Potomac Harmony Chorus performs "Celebrate with Light!" a holiday music show and sing-along at Ballston Mall, at 8 p.m. Free. Call 703-764-3896 or 703-979-8028 or visit www.potomacharmony.org.

Thursday/Dec. 18

Book Club. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Read and discuss nature-themed books and essays. Call 703-228-4747 to register. Free.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear Angela Knight perform a Christmas Review concert. $25/person. 703-795-2508.

Movie. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “The Trap” directed by Srdan Golubovic. Free.

December Divas. 8:30 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. $30/person. Enjoy holiday favorites. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-573-7328.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Central library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “The Mayor of Casterbridge” by Thomas Hardy. Free. 703-228-7689.

Antlers, Horns, Fangs and Tusks. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can examine animals that have headgear. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

For The Birds. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn how birds keep warm in the winter. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Pond-erlings. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can play games, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

The Dance of the Honeybee. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about the life of a honeybee. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Movie Watch. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Adults watch “The Trap” and then have a discussion. Free. 703-228-6321.

Dragonfly Campfire. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can partake in campfire activities. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Nature Lover’s Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can discuss “the Colluloid and the Crystal” by Joseph Krutch and “Ice” by Eric Pindar. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/Dec. 19

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

December Divas. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. $30/person. Enjoy holiday favorites. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-573-7328.

Antlers, Horns, Fangs and Tusks. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can examine animals that have headgear. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Book Discussion. 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center. Discuss “A River Town” by Thomas Keneally. Free. 703-228-5716.

Finger Painting in the Park. 1:30 p.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. All ages can paint anything they desire. $5/person. Registration required, 703-525-0168.

Fabulous Fish Campfire. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities including animal guests and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Saturday/Dec. 20

Holiday Bake Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Browse items created by the culinary arts students. 703-228-5785.

Brass & Bells. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. $18/adult; $15/senior, military. Features handbell ensemble. Visit www.metchorus.org or 703-933-2500.

Rock 4 Kids. 9 p.m. at State Theatre, 220 N. Washington Blvd. All toy and money donations will benefit Children’s National Medical Center. Hear music by Diemanic, Danger and other groups. $12/person. Visit www.bobband.com for more.

December Divas. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. $30/person. Enjoy holiday favorites. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or 703-573-7328.

Winter Show. Arlington Artists Alliance will have its winter show and sale including oil, pastel and water media painters, potters and woodworkers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more information.

Holiday House. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages can browse local arts and crafts. There will be a special children’s section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Brass & Bells. 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. $18/adult; $15/senior, military; $5/youth. Features handbell ensemble. Visit www.metchorus.org or 703-933-2500.

Sunday/Dec. 21

Arboretum Walk. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate the winter solstice with a stroll at the National Arboretum. Vans leave from Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. $10 fee. Register at 703-228-4747.

Winter Show. Arlington Artists Alliance will have its winter show and sale including oil, pastel and water media painters, potters and woodworkers from noon-5 p.m. with a demonstration on making holiday cards and gifts from 1-2 p.m. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more information.

Holiday House. Noon-5 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. Kent St. all ages can browse local arts and crafts. There will be a special children’s section. Free. 703-243-4342.

Music Performance. Potomac Harmony Chorus performs "Celebrate with Light!" a holiday music show and sing-along at Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, at 3 p.m. Free, donations encouraged. Call 703-764-3896 or 703-979-8028 or visit www.potomacharmony.org.

Monday/Dec. 22

Movie Watch. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Harvest of Despair” then discuss. Free. 703-228-0322.

Friday/Dec. 26

Rockin’ Holiday. 9 p.m. at IOTA Club and Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd. Hear music by Janine Wilson Band, Billy Coulter Band and David Kitchen. $10/person. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com or 703-522-8340.