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Calendar May 14-20

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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.

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.

Toddling Twos. 10:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road. Children ages 24-36 months with adult can enjoy a mixture of stories, songs and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Caterpillar Crawl. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers age 3-5 learning about nature through stories, crafts and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Movie Watch. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Picture Bride” in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Free. 703-228-6321.

Library Showcase. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about the different uses of the library. Free. 703-228-5960.

Family Stories. 4:15 p.m. at Aurora Hills, 735 S. 18th St. Families of all ages can enjoy stories, crafts, songs and more. Free. 703-228-5715.

Knitting Jam. 6-9 p.m. at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Bring your knitting and participate in a knitting circle. Free. 703-228-7710.

Movie Watch. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Golden Venture.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Book Discussion and Dinner. 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave. Features over a dozen vegan dishes and then listen to the manager discuss the latest in his collections of books about food and gardening. RSVP to artemdi@yahoo.com. Visit www.busboysandpoets.com/about for more.

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.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Hear music by The Chamber Choir of West Liberty State University. Free. Visit www.standrewsnet.org or 703-522-1600.

Bike To Work Day. 7 a.m. at Gateway Plaza, 1300 Lee Highway. Ride into the city with experienced convoys and meet at Freedom Plaza. Free. 703-228-0638.

Book Discussion. Discuss Edwidge Danticat’s “Brother, I’m Ding” at 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. 703-228-5722.

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.

Car Wash. The Yorktown High School Band and Guard Car Wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shell Station, 5630 Lee Highway at Kensington. Donations.

Flea Market. Grand opening of the flea market at Nauck Town Square at the intersection of 24th Road, Kenmore Street and Shirlington Road. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 703-486-0058.

Story Hour. 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.

Story Hour with Jackie Urbanovic. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. She will introduce her new book “Duck Soup. Free. For children ages 3-7. 703-241-8281.

Teen Cheer Dance Try Outs. 9 a.m.-noon at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Open to middle and high school students. Free. 703-228-7781.

Intro to Birding. 9 a.m.-noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults and families with children age 12 and up can learn the basics of birding. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

90 Minute Yoga. 12:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Enjoy 90-minute Hatha yoga class. $30/six-sessions. 703-228-4403.

Teen Resume Workshop. 1 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to write a resume and cover letter or come with one for review. Free. 703-228-6321.

Caterpillar Crawl. 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers age 3-5 learning about nature through stories, crafts and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Arlington Reads. 2 p.m., students can read their stories to the community and meet Rosalyn Schanzer at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-6321.

Author Talk. Join Joel Carillet and editors Bowman and Nesreen Khashan as they talk about and sign “Encounters with the Middle East: True Stories of People and Culture” at 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. 703-228-6545.

Crystallized Flowers. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn about edible flowers and then create crystallized flowers. $15/family. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Caterpillar Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families of all ages can enjoy campfire activities, songs, games, and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Teen Movie Night. 7-11 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Watch a movie on the big screen. Concessions will be open. Free. 703-228-7782.

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.

Handbell Concert. 6:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Hear music by three handbell choirs and other musicians. Free. Dessert reception will be provided.

Taste of Arlington. Noon-7:30 p.m. next to the Ballston Mall on Wilson Boulevard. Discount tickets available at www.TasteofArlington.com. Features food, music, activities and more.

Rose Falls Hike. 9 am.-5:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can view pools and cascades along a loop trail in Shenandoah National Park. $20/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Children’s Opera Workshop. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbel Ave. Children age 4-11 will sing and learn about the opera “Hansel and Gretel.” Free. Registration recommended, 703-228-0322.

Dance Performance. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. See a variety of dances from Nepal. Free. 703-228-6321.

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.

Square Dance Exhibition. 11 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Learn how to square dance. Free. 703-228-4403.

Meet the Artist. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Molly Smith discusses new performances in the area. Free. 703-228-0322.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Discuss “Paths of Desire: the Passions of a Suburban Gardener” by Dominique Browning. Free. 703-228-6548.

Drop In Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Story time for children ages 2 and up. Free. 703-228-6535.

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.

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can take a certified battlefield tour of Gettysburg. $20/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Hear music by the Encore Chorales. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Dinner and Presentation. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a vegetarian meal and presentation on how to protect the planet and animals. Free.

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.

Music Performance. The Yorktown High School Jazz Ensemble will perform at 6 p.m. outside the YHS Auditorium for the 4th Annual “Jazz on the Lawn.” Performances by the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz/Pop Vocals will kick off the “Yorktown Arts Festival,” which runs from May 21 to June 15. Bring your picnic dinners. Free.

Story Hour. 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 Groovy Mr. Nate. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Sing along and play rhythm. Free. For children ages 6 months to 9 years. 703-241-8281.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wild Ones: Fabulous Feet. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn with their feet as they enjoy a hike, learning about feet of animals and more. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Poetry Workshop. 6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Read and write original poetry. Free. 703-228-6545.

Arlington Reads. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a discussion with actress Robin Miles. Free. 703-228-6321.

Movie Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Snow Falling on Cedars,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “Better Luck Tomorrow” and others. Free. 703-228-6545.

Fashion Show. 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road. Proceeds benefit “Autism Society for America” and “Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.” $8/person.

Thursday/May 22

Music Performance. Levine School of Music New Horizons Band performs at 7 p.m. at Arlington Citadel of the Salvation Army, 518 S. Glebe Road. Free. Visit www.levineschool.org or 703-237-5655.

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.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration. 12:30 p.m. at intersection of N. Glebe Road and N. Pershing Drive for the Buckingham Streetscape Project. Free. 703-228-3535.

Naturalists’ Collectors Club. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can learn how to create a hanging flower basket and collect a charoite cabochon. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

School Performance. Students at HB Woodlawn School, 4100 Vacation Lane, will perform “Holes” at 7:30 p.m. $10/adult; $5/student. 703-228-6362 for more.

Friday/May 23

Art Benefit. 6:30-9 p.m. at Duality Contemporary Art, 2401 S. 26th Road. Browse through a variety of auction items with benefits going to Obama’s Campaign. $5 minimum at the door. Visit www.dualitycontemporaryart.com.

Salute to Soldiers and Veterans. Noon at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Features Shrine Band, Junior ROTC color guard and more. Hot dog lunch is $6. Pre-registration by May 21. 703-228-5722.

Queen of the Forest Campfire. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities and food, such as music, treats and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Zumba. 5:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Teens can have fun while learning a new dance. Free. 703-228-4727.

School Performance. Students at HB Woodlawn School, 4100 Vacation Lane, will perform “Holes” at 7:30 p.m. $10/adult; $5/student. 703-228-6362 for more.

Saturday/May 24

Story Hour. 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.

Pebble Pups: Soft Rocks. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-12 can learn about the earth sciences. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Queen of the Forest Campfire. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities and food, such as music, treats and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Citizen Science: Firefly Study. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Teens and adult 15 and older can learn about the effects of ambient light levels and habitat change on fireflies. Free. 703-228-6535.

School Performance. Students at HB Woodlawn School, 4100 Vacation Lane, will perform “Holes” at 7:30 p.m. $10/adult; $5/student. 703-228-6362 for more.

Monday/May 26

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.

Drop In Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Story time for children ages 2 and up. Free. 703-228-6535.

Tuesday/May 27

Music Performance. The Yorktown High School Concert and Symphonic Bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. in the YHS Auditorium. Music selections will feature “popular favorites. Free.

Wednesday/May 28

Music Club. Seniors and their families and friends can enjoy a program with fiddle player Speedy Tolliver at 2 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Free. 703-228-5722 to register.

Story Hour. 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.

Thursday/May 29

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.

Meet Author D.J. MacHale. 4 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. D.J. MacHale will introduce his newest book from the Pendragon series. Call to register. Ages 10 and up. 703-241-8281.

Friday/May 30

Zumba. 5:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Teens can have fun while learning a new dance. Free. 703-228-4727.

Saturday/May 31

Wine Tasting. 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 825 S. Taylor St. Benefits Arlington Food Assistance Center. $35/person by visit www.osva.org/info/wine.html or 703-892-4846.

Story Hour. 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.

Things That Go. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. “ Hush Little Digger” by Ellen Olson-Brown and “Red Truck” by Kersten Hamilton. Free. For children ages 2-6. 703-241-8281.

Yard Sale. St. Peter’s bi-annual yard sale will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 4250 N. Glebe Road. Browse through a variety of goods, sports equipment and more. There will be a hotdog lunch. Free.

Sunday/June 1

Music Performance. Hear music by Bach at 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Free. 703-892-2135.

WalkArlington. 3-5 p.m. in the Dominion Hills Neighborhood. Guided walk will be led by J. Walter Tejada. Begins and ends at Mace Park. Free. Visit www.walkarlington.com for more.

Monday/June 2

Golf Tournament. SCAN hosts the 12th annual tournament at Westfields Golf Course in Clifton. Proceeds benefit SCAN. $100/person includes clinic, dinner and golfing. Visit www.scanva.org.

Drop In Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Story time for children ages 2 and up. Free. 703-228-6535.

Wednesday/June 4

Story Hour. 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.