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Arlington Calendar Sept. 17-23

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.

See an exhibition of fine art books from Oct. 2 through Oct. 29 at Lee Arts Center, 5722 Lee Highway. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts./leearts.htm or 703-228-0560.

Other Items

The Columbia Pike Community Chorus is welcoming new and returning singers for their Dec. 14 presentation of “Messiah.” All are welcome; no auditions are required. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. starting Oct. 6 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2217 Columbia Pike. For more information, contact Barbara Stefan at 703-920-7077 or musicmin@tecarl.org.

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.

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. 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.

Get Your Game On. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Middle school and high school students can play video games and board games. Free. 703-228-5946.

Book Club. 8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can discuss “The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach at Cape Cod” by Henry Beston. Free. Registration required, 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.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through hikes, crafts and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Nauck Civic and Community Day. Noon at Nauck Town Square, S. 24th and Kenmore streets. Enjoy activities, entertainment and more. Free. 703-486-0058.

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 Audition. 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.

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.

Drop-in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can listen to stories. Free. 703-228-0322.

Music Production Class. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the process of making music. Free. 703-228-7783.

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.

Get Your Game On. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Middle school and high school students can play video games and board games. Free. 703-228-5946.

Hispanic Heritage Story Time. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can enjoy stories with Hispanic themes. Free. 703-228-5946.

Author Reading. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. John Peterson reads from “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.

Hispanic Heritage Story Time. 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children ages 5 and up can enjoy stories and meeting animals from South America. Free. 703-228-7761.

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

Thursday/Sept. 25

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Golden Notebook” by Doris Lessing. Free. 703-228-7689.

Author Event. 1 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Tim Wendel will discuss “Red Rain.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Lonnae O’Neal will discuss her book “I Am Every Woman.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Music Production Class. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the process of making music. Free. 703-228-7783.

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.

Apple Campfire. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities, treats, animal guests and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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.

Birds, Blooms and Bugs at Soldier’s Delight. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Everyone ages 16 and up can tour trails while searching for plants, animals and more. Registration required, 703-228-6535. $20/person.

Virginia Grows on You. 8 a.m. at Courthouse Market. Features hands-on actitivies and more. Free. 703-228-6400.

Teen Fishing Trip. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., teens age 11-15 can fish or hunt for fossils at Purse State Park. Meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Hispanic Heritage Story Time. 10 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages can enjoy stories with Hispanic themes. Free. 703-228-5946.

Nature Close-Up. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 10-14 can learn how to take photographs of animals, plants and more. $1/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Author Event. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Kate Braestrup will discuss her memoir “Here If You Need Me.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Butterfly Safari. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can catch and release butterflies for observation. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Spider Campfire. 5:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities, treats, guests and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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.

Lecture. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Photographer Mario Quiroz will discuss his exhibition. On display through Oct. 31. Free. 703-228-0322.

Hispanic Heritage Story Time. Teatro de la Luna presents “Hansel and Gretel” at 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-7713.

Monday/ Sept. 29

ACE Volunteer Overview will be taking place at Arlington Central Library located at 1015 N. Quincy Street from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.. The Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will be presenting information about getting involved in different activities including leading service projects, board committee, newsletter writing, reusable bag campaign, and green outreach. For more information visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Drop-in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can listen to stories. Free. 703-228-0322.

Music Production Class. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the process of making music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Wednesday/Oct. 1

Book Launching. 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Michael Sullivan will debut his novel “The Crown Conspiracy.” Free. 703-248-8244.

Thursday/Oct. 2

Music Production Class. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the process of making music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Saturday/Oct. 4

Dance Performance. 8 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlessinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. See the premier of Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance company’s “O’Inner Voice with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from $36-$60. www.bmdc.org

Sunday/Oct. 5

Dance Performance. 3 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlessinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. See the premier of Arlington-based Bowen McCauley Dance company’s “O’Inner Voice with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from $25-$70. www.bmdc.org

Monday/Oct. 6

Drop-in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. All ages can listen to stories. Free. 703-228-0322.

Music Production Class. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the process of making music. Free. 703-228-7783.

Thursday/Oct. 9

Music Production Class. 4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Teens can learn about the process of making music. Free. 703-228-7783.