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Arlington Calendar March 5-11

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.

Thursday/March 6

Meeting. Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment presents "Arlington Living Green: Local Changes" from 7-9:30 p.m. at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St. Free. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406.

Juror’s Talk. 6-9 p.m. hear the juror talk about the exhibit "Photo 08 Exhibition" at Elllipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm or 703-228-7710.

Friday/March 7

Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m. at Century 21, 4201 Wilson Blvd. See "The 21st Century" juried exhibit. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for more.

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. 4-9 p.m. at Holiday Inn Rossly, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive. Browse through rare books, prints, autographs and more. Free. 301-654-2626 or aruberl@wabf.com for questions.

Teen Basketball Tournament. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Teens can enjoy this free tournament. 703-228-4738.

Teen Trip. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Enjoy bowling, pizza and movies in Arlington. $25/person. 703-228-7782.

Teen Trip on a Submarine. 1 p.m., leave from Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can spend the night on a retired sub in the Baltimore Maritime Museum. $55/person. 703-228-4711.

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Saturday/March 8

Youth Dance Festival. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. with a performance by Jane Franklin Dance at 8 p.m. at Episcopal High School, 3900 W. Braddock Road. $10/advance; $15/door for performance tickets. Tickets for workshops are $50/6 classes. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-298-3235.

Pinewood Derby. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the food court in Ballston Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Area Cub Scouts will compete in the Chain Bridge District Pinewood Derby. E-mail cubmaster@cubpack149.org for more.

Basketball Tournament. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Teams of 10 will participate in a double-elimination tournament. Children can enjoy visits from mascots, games, face painting and more. Free entry but fee for teams wanting to participate. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/FitArlington for more and to register.

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Holiday Inn Rossly, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive. Browse through rare books, prints, autographs and more. Free. 301-654-2626 or aruberl@wabf.com for questions.

Clean-up. 8 a.m.-noon at any of the seven locations along the Four Mile Run corridor beginning at Madison Manor to Shirlington. Call 703-525-0168 to volunteer.

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

Music Performance. The World Children’s Choir will "Sing for Peace" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. $20/adult; $15/child, senior or student. Visit www.worldchildrenschoir.org or 703-883-0920.

Four Mile Cleanup. 9 a.m.-noon. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment at Arlington Mill Community Center, Barcroft Park, or Shirlington for the annual watershed cleanup. Get more information or register at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

Wine Tasting and Auction. 7 p.m. at Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd. Taste Kosher wines while bidding on trips, games and more. $18/person or $27/couple. 703-979-4466.

Talk & Award. "The Lingering Death of Superstition" by Robert L. Park, Ph.D., will be discussed at 2 p.m. at Public & Free at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Free. 301-587-3827 or visit www.ncas.org.

Annual Monte Carlo Gala. 7 p.m.-midnight at Hyatt Regency Hotel Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway. Includes games, auctions, music, dinner and more. $90/persn benefits The Links Incorporated, Arlington Chapter. 703-525-1234 or www.linksinc.org/.

Book Discussion. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Abigail Grotke will discuss "Miss Abigail’s Time Warp Advice on Dating and Matters of the Heart." Free. Books will be available.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $3/child. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy hands-on activities. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 6-7:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy learning about these creatures and then watch them glide in. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/March 9

Daylight Savings. Put clocks forward one hour.

Meet Author Mary Amato. 1:30 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. Hear Mary read from "The Chicken of the Family." All ages, especially ages 4-10. Call to register, 703-241-8281.

Fresh Flower Arrangements. 2-4 p.m. at Hendry House on C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Learn how to arrange floral designs and take home the arrangement. $55 includes fee and materials. Registration required, 703-243-7329.

Music Performance. The Arlington Philharmonic will perform at 3 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Free. More information at www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org.

Food and Folklore. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Vertamea Grosvenor discusses the food and folklore of the Low Country and Gullah people. Friday, March 7 through Sunday March 9, sample food by visiting Busboys and Poets in Arlington. 703-228-3346.

Theater Piece. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, presents "Stations of the Cross" at 7 p.m. Features contemporary and traditional music and dramatic character interpretations. $10 donation. Visit www.standrewsnet.org or 703-522-1600.

Time Enough. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 7-11 can learn how daylight and dark affect cycles of some animals and plants. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Woodcock Watch. 4:30-9 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults and families with children ages 12 and up can catch site of the male woodcock’s spring mating ritual. $20/person; $50 max/family. Registration requires, 703-228-6535.

Monday/March 10

Master Gardeners Class. Learn how to keep lawn green from 7-9 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center, Arlington. Free. For reservations call 703-22-6414.

Lecture. David Jones will lecture on U.S.-Canada relations at 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-841-0647.

Tuedsday/March 11

Read to Me: Family Stories. Interactive stories for all ages, with songs and more at 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5946.

Book Discussion. 1:30 p.m. at Culpepper Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discuss "The Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad. Free. 703-228-7762.

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Environmental Food Choices. Adults can learn how to start a vegetable garden, learn recipes and sample food at 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wednesday/March 12

Beach Week and Underage Drinking. 7 p.m. at H-B Woodlawn High School, 4100 N. Vacation Lane. Parents and teens can listen to the panel about sending teens to beach towns after graduation where there is drinking. Free. Contact Margie Bell at 703-536-4364.

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

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

Concert. 7 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Features contralto Jaunita Wallace Jackson. Free. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org for more.

Evening of Reflection. 7:15-9 p.m. at Dominican Retreat, 7103 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. "Celtic Spirituality & Irish Soda Bread." Reservations required, 703-356-4243 or www.dominicanretreat.org.

Movie Premiere. Arlington resident Kaiulani Lee will appear in "A Sense of Wonder" at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., N.W., Washington D.C. $10/person and available at the box office. Discussion follows screening. Visit www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org or 202-342-2564 for times.

Creatures & Cultures Club: Ireland. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 8-11 can learn about Ireland through stories, artifacts and more. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Graduate Gemologists. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-13 can learn about jade. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/March 13

Discussion. Fine Art photographers David Applegate and Jim Steele will discuss "Analog to Digital Photography, the Current State of the Technology" from 7-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm or 703-228-7710.

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

Dynamic Dinosaurs. 10:30 a.m. or 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.

Naturalist’s Collectors Club. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can collect a blue mist chalcedony and create an Asian craft. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/March 14

Musical Storytime with Don Bridges. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy interactive music time. Free. For children ages 2-8. 703-241-8281.

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Saturday/March 15

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

Meet Kaia. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Free. Hear dog stories, color and meet a big, friendly Newfoundland dog. For children ages 3-8. 703-241-8281.

Music Performance. Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca perform at 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. $20/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or call 703-228-1850.

Musical Story. 7:30 p.m. hear "Whistle Stop Barbershop" at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tells the cross-country excursion by Henry K. Holiday, a politician, in his quest for the presidency, presented in the a cappella barbershop harmony style of the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus. 703-521-9331.

Annual Ball. Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria is holding a ball from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City. Tickets are $175/person. Enjoy auctions, food and dancing. E-mail jring10@comcast.net or 703-548-7454.

Talk and Meditation. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500. Listen to a talk on "Introduction to Buddhism" and then take part in a brief meditation. Free. 703-248-8251 or 202-986-2257.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Hear The Good Time Group with Kalle Covert, Donna Davis, Bill Brown and James Meyers perform. Free. 703-536-7557.

Trout Fishing Season Starts. 9 a.m. in Four Mile Run stream from Bon Air Park south to Barcroft Park. Fishers over age 15 must have a valid Virginia State Fishing License. Free. 703-228-4400.

Children Only Fishing. 9 a.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Fishing in Bon Air Park will be open to children 15 and under. Parents can assist children, but no solo adult fishing allowed. Free but donations accepted. 703-525-0168.

Wriggly Critters Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can enjoy activities, stories, animal guests, games and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Flying Squirrels: Pixies of the Night. 7-8:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy learning about these creatures and then watch them glide in. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/March 16

Slimy Times. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 7 and up can learn about everything slimy including snails, frogs, salamanders and more. Meet animals, stories and games. $1. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Opera Discussion. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear Michelle Kunz talk about the chorus in opera. Free. 703-536-7557.

Theater Piece. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, presents "Stations of the Cross" at 7 p.m. Features contemporary and traditional music and dramatic character interpretations. $10 donation. Visit www.standrewsnet.org or 703-522-1600.

Performance. See Laura Zam perform "Collaterally Damaged" at 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free.

Tuesday/March 18

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Wednesday/March 19

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

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Free. Features Sandra Beasley and Sydney March. 703-418-0166.

Thursday/March 20

Cross Cultural Cinema. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch "Adio Kerida (Goodbye Dear Love)." Chronicles families traveling from Cuba to the U.S. Free.

Friday/March 21

DJ Class. 3:30-6 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn how to become DJs. Free. 703-228-7783.

Saturday/March 22

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