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Arlington Calendar April 8-14

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:

David Hagen is exhibiting art at Century 21 Exhibit Space, 1711 Wilson Blvd through April. “Identified & Unidentified” features 39 paintings that range from robots to Elvis to Mona Lisa.

Marymount University’s Barry Art Gallery will showcase the Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition through April 24 in the Reinsch Library, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The exhibition is a juried show, and the works on display will have been judged in a number of disciplines. For more information, call Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561 or judy.bass@marymount.edu

There will be a “Recycled Art Show” through April 30 at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5996.

Arlington artist Frederick Markham will have a graphite and charcoal exhibit on display at NOVA-Manassas, 6901 Sudley Road. See landscape drawings. Free. 703-257-6532.

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.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) has scheduled a series of free Confident City Cycling Classes for 2009. The Virginia classes, which are free and open to all, regardless of residency, are designed to provide cyclists with the skills they need incorporate bicycling into their daily routines, on city streets for errands, commuting, and fun. For more information and on-line registration, visit http://www.waba.org/events/education.php#ccc

Take pictures with the Easter Bunny and Despereaux, the little mouse with the big heart, March 28 through April 11 at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Visit www.simon.com for more.

Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St, presents “The Cowboy Astronomer” beginning Friday, April 17 through Sunday, June 7. Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1:30 & 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and children 12 & younger. Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. 703-228-6070.

Thursday/April 9

Baby-Ready Pet Help. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Parents can learn how to prepare a home and pet for the arrival of a new baby. Suggested donation of $25. Reservations required, jnewman@awla.org or 703-931-9241 ext. 213.

Earth Day Silent Auction. 5:30 p.m. at Hendry House in Fort C.F. Smith Park. Presented by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. $50/person. For reservations, 703-354-5093.

Friday/April 10

Art Display. 8 p.m. at Jazirock Studio, 3213 Columbia Pike. Kevin Irvin will show his graffiti work. Free.

Harpers Ferry 1859. 10 a.m.-noon at Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Hear Bob O’Connor discuss “The Perfect Steel Trap Harpers Ferry 1859.” Free. 703-228-5722.

Choral Music. 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Listen to classical music. Free for adults 55 and older. 703-228-4403.

Saturday/April 11

Home Show and Expo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Learn how to grow a bonsai tree and other home items. Free. 703-228-3765, or CPRO at 703-892-2776.

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

April Showers & Flower Power. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Celebrate with Marlena Thompson and stories about spring. Free. 703-241-8281.

Talk. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Listen to a talk on “Cut Through the Glare, Discover that God Alone Governs.” Free. Hosted by First Church of Christ. Visit christiansciencedc.org or 703-532-2396.

Second Saturdays at Lecey Woods. 10 a.m. at Lacey Woods. Remove intruders from the park. Free. 703-228-7636.

Slimy Times. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6 and up can learn about animals that use slime. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Sunday/April 12

Take Action – Adopt an Area. Noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Become a trained volunteer. Free. 703-228-3403.

Second Sundays. Noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Become a volunteer and help the park out. Free. 703-228-7636.

Nature for Beginners. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about nests and eggs. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/April 13

Mondays at the Movies. 6 p.m. at The Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Free.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. “The Nine” will be discussed. Free. 703-228-6321.

Musical Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy stories and music with Don Bridges. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Tuesday/April 14

Donate Old Bikes. 10 a.m.-noon at Langston-Brown Rec Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Everything related to bikes including manuals, spare parts, tools and more are accepted. Suggested donation of $10/bike. Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org or 703-525-0931.

Craft Project: Egg Painting. 5:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A at Ballston Mall. Enjoy food, crafts and more. Free. 703-358-9735.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can search for early migrants at Chestnut Land Trust. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wednesday/April 15

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. “The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi” by Aram Roston. Free.

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Praise For Poetry. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Celebrate with books such as “Silly Street” by Jeff Foxworthy. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Arlington Farmer. 4 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-11 can do chores such as gathering water and working with wool. $5/child. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Thursday/April 16

Cross Cultural Cinema. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Sisters in Law.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Flower Show. 1-4 p.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Enjoy “Cinderella’s Ball.” Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com for more.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy learning about nature. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Goodnight Nature Tales. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 2-6 can enjoy crafts, animals visitors and more. Pajamas welcome. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can discuss three essays on Spring. Free. 703-228-3403.

Friday/April 17

Signs of Spring. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., meet at Lubber Run, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can walk along the C&O Canal looking at plants, birds and more. $20/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Saturday/April 18

Bike Tour. Meet at 9:15 a.m. at East Falls Church Metro. Bike up to 35 miles visiting boundary stones and parks. Leisure pace, many stops. Bring lunch, water and any bike. $2/person. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org for more.

Library Bike Tour. 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Central library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Take a tour of six of the county’s branches. Free. 703-228-5993.

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Spring Fever. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy books about spring. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Van Trip. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at Lubber Run, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can take a tour of Confederate General Jubal Early’s battles. $20/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

5k Walk for Diabetes. Families can join in a 5k walk at Barcroft School, 625 S. Wakefield St. with proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes. Registration at 7:45 a.m. 703-920-2116 to register.

Wildflower Primer. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults and children 12 and up can learn how to identify these flowers. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Spring Bees. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 8 and up can learn about the different species of bees in the area. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Cooking with Clay. 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children 7-12 can learn how to make a clay oven. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Night Calls Campfire. 7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. All ages can enjoy campfire activities, treats and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Dance Performance. 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Bowen McCauley Dance will perform “The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore.” 703-228-0896.

Sunday/April 19

Poetry Workshop. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Workshop is led by Tim Lewis. Free.

Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethel Church, 4347 Arlington Blvd. Enjoy an open house of Buckingham Neighborhood. Free. 202-686-4216.

Plant Invasion Removal. 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Age 9 to adult can help keep the park clear. Free. Registration required, 703-228-7636.

Spring Dance Concert. 3 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Bowen McCauley Dance and Kenmore Junior Company will person. 703-869-9505.

Monday/April 20

Baby-Ready Pet Help. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Parents can learn how to prepare a home and pet for the arrival of a new baby. Suggested donation of $25. Reservations required, jnewman@awla.org or 703-931-9241 ext. 213.

Mondays at the Movies. 6 p.m. at The Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Free.

Tuesday/April 21

Craft Project: Butterflies. 5:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A at Ballston Mall. Enjoy food, crafts and more. Free. 703-358-9735.

Wednesday/April 22

Storytime. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Musical Adventure. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Books, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Enjoy a sing-a-long with Groovy Mr. Nate. Ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/April 23

Book Sale. 5:30-9 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. Browse books, videos, CDs and more. Visit arlingtonlibraryfriends.org or 703-228-5990.