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Arlington Calendar Nov. 25-Dec. 2

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:

The Arlington Artists Alliance “Fall Colors Art Show” will be at the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane through Dec. 1. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.com for more.

See the Arlington Arts Center Performance Series from Oct. 10 through Nov. 29 at 3550 Wilson Blvd. The series will feature performance art pieces by Virginia Warwick, Judy Stone, and Sarada Conaway. All three will perform together only on Oct. 30, from 7 – 9 p.m.

See "Places Near and Far" by Jane McElvany Coonce, a life long Arlington resident and artist through November at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-524-7049.

See “New Images in Fiber” at the Marymount University Barry Art Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Road, from Nov. 7 through Dec. 9. The exhibit will showcase the work of eleven local artists who have spun unique approaches to fiber art.

See the Fall Solos 2008 through Nov. 29 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Art by Katie Creyts, Lily Cox-Richard and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

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:

Bear Rock Café, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., will sponsor a series of six evening dining opportunities to benefit the band program at Yorktown High School. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from each dinner ticket on Friday evenings starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 28. For the band to receive credit, patrons are asked to mention their support of the YHS band program when placing their order.

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.

Women can learn how to sing with lessons in a group from 7-8 p.m. on Nov. 24, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Free. Held at The Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria. 703-764-3896 to RSVP.

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/Nov. 26

Kid’s Movie Day. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Elementary school aged children can watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Free. 703-228-5946.

Friday/Nov. 28

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.

Saturday/Nov. 29

Book Signing. 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Annette Haws will sign copies of her book “Waiting for the Light to Change.” Free.

Sunday/Nov. 30

Improv For Teens. 5-7 p.m. at the Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd. All levels welcome. Visit www.comedyindc.com for more.

Messiah Sing-Along. 7 p.m. at Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St. church organist and choirmaster J. Reilly Lewis leads. $20 suggested donation. Reception to follow.

Monday/Dec. 1

Storytelling. 7 p.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Hear master storyteller Jim Weiss spin his magic. Call 703-527-5929 to reserve your spot. For children 4 years and up only. Free.

Doug Hill Storm Watch. 7 p.m. at Wakefield High School, 4901 S. Chesterfield Road. Learn about to prepare for winter with saving tips and more. Free.

Ice Cream Social with Bach. 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Enjoy music and ice cream. $1/person. 703-228-4403.

Our Star, the Sun. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 7 and up can learn about the sun. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Naturalists’ Collectors Club. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can learn about the environment and take home a gem. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

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

Page to Stage. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Signature Theatre artistic director Eric Shaeffer will talk with Tom Zemon about “Les Miserable.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Tuesday/Dec. 2

Holiday Animal Crafts. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. For children ages 5-11 with adult. Create ornaments and decorations inspired by animals. $5 fee. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Shirlington Screens. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Wednesday/Dec. 3

Dance Performance. Noon at The Forum at Sidney Harmon Hall, 610 F St. NW, Washington DC. See Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance company perform in “Happenings at the Harmon.” Free. www.bmdc.org

Art Class. 10 a.m.-noon. Sculpting in balsa form, learn to carve into a soft medium. For seniors 62+ at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703.248.6800 to register. Free.

Shopping Benefit. 6-9 p.m. at Crate and Barrel, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Proceeds benefit Doorways.

Beekeeping for Teens. 2:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Teens ages 12-17 can learn how to work the hives. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Bird Walk. 9:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can search for wintering birds. Bring binoculars and field guides. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Slither Hither. 9:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers age 3-5 can learn about snakes. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Book Discussion. 4:15 p.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Discuss “Brother, I’m Dying” by Edwidge Danticat. Free. 703-228-5722.

Brownie Try-It: Earth and Sky. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Brownie Girl Scouts age 6-9 can conduct experiments, hike and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Book Discussion. 2:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discuss “Brother, I’m Dying.” Free. 703-228-4403.

Gemstone Club. 2:30 p.m. or 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 can learn about the turquoise gem. $5/person. Registration required, 703228-3403.

Storytelling. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Elementary aged children can hear stories about a picnic. Free. 703-228-5946.

Eye on the Sky. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear about the history of the U.S. Air Defense Shield. Free. 703-228-0322.

Thursday/Dec. 4

Holiday Animal Crafts. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. For children ages 5-11 with adult. Create ornaments and decorations inspired by animals. $5 fee. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Lecture. 8 p.m. at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. William Morrish will talk “In Sight, In Mind: The Art of Sustainable Public Works.” Free. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Civil War Discovery Series. 10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-12 can learn about camp life. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Shirlington Screens. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Paper Moon.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Friday/Dec 5

Dance Performance. 6-9 p.m. at the Arlington Art Center, 3350 Wilson Blvd. See the premier of Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance company’s “Winter Solos.” Free. www.bmdc.org

Art Event. 6-8 p.m. at Hendry House, Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 North 24th St. The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it’s “Artful Weekend,” featuring 39 artists working in all mediums. Free.

Holiday Ballet. See “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tickets $22-30/adult or $17-$27/child. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Labyrinth Walk. 7:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 2222 S. Arlington Ridge. Free. Enjoy a meditation and dessert. Visit www.adventlc.us or 703-521-7010.

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.

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

Civil War Discovery. 4 p.m. at Fort Ethan Allen, 3829 N. Stafford St. Children ages 8-12 can learn how to send signals using a cipher discs and flags. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

War Artillery. 10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn to work as a team to load and aim a cannon. $5/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Book Discussion. 11 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discuss “A New Earth” by Eckart Tolle. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4403.

Discussion. 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Discuss “Brother, I’m Dying.” Free. 703-228-4403.

Mysteries of the Titanic. 10 a.m. at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Have a discussion about the sinking. Free. 703-228-5722.

Playing Possum. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers age 3-5 can learn about these animals. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Extravaganza. 10 a.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. See Hawaiian and Tahitian dancers while enjoy exotic refreshments. Free. 703-228-4403.

Saturday/Dec 6

Art Event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hendry House, Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 North 24th St. The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it’s “Artful Weekend,” featuring 39 artists working in all mediums. Free.

Wreath Workshop. 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Create holiday wreaths using all-natural items. Materials and refreshments provided. $30 fee. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Civil War Program. 9-10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Kids ages 7-11 use replica wood rifles to learn civil war unit drills. $5 admission. Call 703-228-4747 to register.

Civil War Forts. Noon-3 p.m. Tour South Arlington’s Civil War forts. Vans leave from Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. $10 admission. Register at 703-228-4747.

Holiday Ballet. See “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tickets $22-30/adult or $17-$27/child. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Opening Reception. 1-4 p.m. 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.

Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Browse jewelry, gifts, collectibles and more. Free. 703-516-7007.

Annual Messiah Sing. 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N. Vermont St. Free, non-perishable food and donations accepted. Visit www.metchorus.org or 703-933-2500.

Sunday/Dec. 7

Art Event. Noon-4 p.m. at Henry House, Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 North 24th St. The Arlington Artists Alliance announces it’s “Artful Weekend,” featuring 39 artists working in all mediums. Free.

Holiday Ballet. See “The Nutcracker” at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Tickets $22-30/adult or $17-$27/child. Visit www.CenterDanceCompany.org or 703-778-3008.

Messiah Sing-Along. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.stpetersmusic.org or 703-536-6606.

Winter Concert. 7 p.m. at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive. Hear music by the New Horizon’s Band and Virginia Big Band. Free. Visit www.levineschool.org or 703-237-5655.

Music Performance. 11 a.m. at Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. Hear “Amahi and the Night Visitors” performed by the Chancel Choir. Free.

Advent Fair. 4 p.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church 6025 Little Falls Road. Enjoy crafts, caroling, food and more. Free. 703-538-5230.

Service of Lessons and Carols. 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane. Enjoy carols, reading and more. Free. Visit stmcathedralconcerts.org or 703-524-2815.

Writer’s Club. 3:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave. John Gilstrap will discuss his work. $6/nonmember; free for members. Visit www.northernvirginiawriters.org for more.

Monday/Dec. 8

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

Tuesday/Dec. 9

Winter Concert. The Yorktown High School String Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at the high school, 5201 Yorktown Blvd. Free. Visit www.YHSOrchestra.org for more.

Wednesday/Dec. 10

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

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.

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.