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Calendar Sept. 10-16

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 at the Library” at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., through Sept. 30. Art by Noah Williams, George Van Dyke and Sherrill Anne Gross. Free. 703-228-5996.

See sculptures by Elissa Savos through Sept. 29 at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. www.arlingtonarts.org/leearts.htm for more.

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

Paintings and drawings of Teresa Oaxaca will be on display at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St. through Sept. 30. Oaxaca, a 2005 graduate of H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, is a classically-trained realist painter who studied in Italy and Norway under living masters utilizing the atelier method of the Renaissance.

See “Picturing Politics” through Sept. 27 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Features work by Rick Reinhard and more. Free. Visit arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.

Ongoing:

Customers at Dogma Dog Bakery in Arlington can “vote” by choosing dog treats named for their favorite presidential contender. A weekly tally of sales will be kept above the counter.

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 at 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.

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/Sept. 10

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

Gemstone Club: Sapphire. 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 can learn about these gems and take one home. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monarch Magic. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about the life cycle and life of the Monarch butterfly. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Butterflies of the Fort Smith Meadow. 4 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 6-11 can look at butterflies and moths. $3/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11” by Lynn Spencer. Free. 703-228-0322.

Author Talk. 12:30 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Veronica Li will talk about “Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman’s Search for Home.” Free.

Thursday/Sept. 11

Music Performance. The Levine School of Music’s New Horizons Band will host an open house for new members and have a “play-in.” 3 p.m. at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive. Free. Prospective members should bring instrument. 703-237-5655.

Presentation. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about the Wright Brother’s flights at Fort Myer. Free. Presented by the Arlington Historical Society.

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.

Monarch Magic. 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about the life cycle and life of the Monarch butterfly. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Bald is Beautiful. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy a campfire about Birds of Prey. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Fabulous Fungi Campfire. 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can learn about different types of fungus. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

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.

Fall Plant Sale. 1-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can browse through a variety of different plants. 703-228-6535.

Are There Rocks in Your Head? 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 4-6 can enjoy Carol Shield’s book, activities and more. Free. 703-228-3403.

Fall Flowers and Fungi Hike. 2-4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can explore wildflowers and fungi. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-4747.

Goldfish Grab. 4:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn where the gold fish came from and try catching one. $3/child. Reigstration required, 703-228-6535.

Gourmet S’mores Campfire. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can experiment with new ingredients for the s’more. $5/adult. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Fabulous Fungi Campfire. 7 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can learn about different types of fungus. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Model Soldier Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at NoVa Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Browse through model soldiers by U.S. and international artists.$7/adult, children under 12 free. 703-938-6361.

Car Wash. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Shell Gas Station, 5630 Lee Highway. Proceeds benefit Yorktown Band. 703-533-1206.

Sunday/Sept. 14

Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Children’s Festival. Noon at Thomas Jefferson Center Gym, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. 240-602-8441.

Nature For Dummies: Top Ten Trees. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about trees that have helicopter seed pods. Free. 703-228-3403.

Music Performance. Leonid Sushansky will perform with the National Chamber Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 611 N. Kent St. $25/person. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or for information visit www.nationalchamberensemble.org.

Brunch. Noon at the Army-Navy Country Club, 2400 S. 18th St. Guest speaker will be Congressman Jim Moran and awards will be handed out. $32/member or $36/non-member. 703-536-7557.

Monday/Sept. 15

Lecture. 3:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Talk about “The Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court.” Free. 703-228-2144.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Dave Zirin will discuss “The People’s History of Sports.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Dave Zirin will read from his book “The People’s History of Sports.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Tuesday/Sept. 16

Monarch Magic. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about the butterflies through games and more. $3/child. To register, 703-228-6535.

Wednesday/Sept. 17

Poesis. 7-9 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Kenneth Carroll and Holly Bass. Free. 703-418-0166.

Monarch Magic. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Preschoolers can learn about the butterflies through games and more. $3/child. To register, 703-228-6535.

Wild Ones: Extreme Stream Clean-Up. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can pick up litter and learn what problems it can cause. Free. 703-228-6535.

Graduate Gemologists. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-12 can learn about Iolite and take one home. $5/child. To register, 703-228-3403.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Tom Young will discuss his new book “The Speed of Heat.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Thursday/Sept. 18

Spinning Spiders. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers can learn how arachnids differ from insects. $3/child. To register, 703-228-3403.

Film Screening. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Companeras.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Book Club. 8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Discuss “The Outermost House” by Henry Beston. Free. 703-228-3403.

Friday/Sept. 19

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.

Spinning Spiders. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Preschoolers can learn how arachnids differ from insects. $3/child. To register, 703-228-3403.

Blacksmith Campfire. 6 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children age 5 and up can visit blacksmith’s forge and see how they shape metal. $3/person. To register, 703-228-3403.

Saturday/ Sept. 20

Taste of the Pike. Noon-7 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike. Enjoy arts, music, activities and more. Free. 703-892-2776.

Boundary Stone Bike Tour. Meet at 9:15 a.m. at East Falls Church Metro Station. Bike 35 miles while visiting boundary stones and parks in Arlington. Many stops. $2/non-member. Bring lunch and water. 703-243-0179.

Putt for PWS. 9:30 a.m. at Upton Hill Regional Park. Proceeds benefit the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. For details and to register visit www.puttforpws.com.

Intro to Birding. 9 a.m.-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults and children ages 12 and up can learn the basics of birding. Free. To register, 703-228-6535.

Theater Performance. 12:30 p.m. at Classika Theater, 4041 Campbell Ave. Children can watch “A Classical Fool.” Visit www.classika.org or 703-824-4827 for tickets.

Collect A Rock Day. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6 and up can learn rock basics and start a collection. $2/child. To register, 703-228-6535.

Naturalists’ Collectors Club. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 11-13 can try new activities and add an artifact to the collection. $5/child. Register by calling 703-228-3403.

Bilingual Campfire. 5:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities and more. $3/person. To register, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/Sept. 21

Walking and Wine Tour. 10 a.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults 21 and up can enjoy a walk, tour and wine tasting at Pearmund Cellars. Bring a lunch. $40/person. Register at 703-228-6535.

Celebration. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Celebrate San Miguel, El Salvador, Arlington’s sister city. Free. 703-228-5996.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Clint Johnson will discuss “Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Music Audtion. 2-5 p.m. at Levine School of Music, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive. Try out for the Metropolitan Wind Ensemble. For requirements and to schedule an appointment, 703-237-5655.

Lecture. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Clint Johnson will talk about “Did President Lincoln believe secession was legal? Maybe…” Free.

Monday/Sept. 22

Car-Free Day Walkabout. 6:30 p.m. at Clarendon Metro Park. Take a walk and learn about Clarendon’s history. Free. 703-228-0072.

Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “The Life and Times of Mexico” by Earl Shorris. Free. 703-228-7689.

Tuesday/Sept. 23

Yard Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at National Science Foundation Atrium, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Browse through children’s clothing, toys, maternity clothing and more. Free. Support NSF CDC Daycare center.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. John Petersen will discuss “A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Wednesday/Sept. 24

Story Time. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Alonso Abugattas will tell Latin folktales featuring animals of South America. Children ages 5 and up. Free. 703-228-7761.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Lucy Spelman will discuss “The Rhino with the Glue-on Shoes.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Friday/Sept. 26

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. 27

Potomac River Cleanup will be taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. If you want to participate meet at N. Glebe Road and Chain Bridge under the GW Parkway. For more information visit www.arlingtonenvironment.com

Arlington Kids Stuff Sale. 8 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Browse through clothes, toys, books and more. Visit kidsstuffsale.com for more. Free.

Dance Performance. Arlington based Jane Franklin Dance will perform “Elected” at 8 p.m. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D. St., N.W., Washington, D.C. $20-$30/person. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111 for tickets.

Sunday/Sept. 28

Vegetable Demonstration. 2-4 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road. Taste samples, learn techniques and more. Free. 703-228-6400.

Dash for Dad. 8 a.m. at AMC Hoffman Center, 206 Swamp Fox Road. Run a 10k to support ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer. Visit www.dashfordad.org to register.

Dance Performance. Arlington based Jane Franklin Dance will perform “Elected” at 8 p.m. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D. St., N.W., Washington, D.C. $20-$30/person. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111 for tickets.