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<cal1>Thursday, Aug. 6

<cal2>Arlington X-Games. 1:45-5 p.m. At Bluemont Park.

Free. Come challenge yourself with various games and challenges. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

Book Reading. 7 p.m. Young Author Alexander Alexandrov will read excerpts from his debut novel, All For You, at Barnes & Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite #500.

Concerts at Kenmore Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Concert Band and friends present two evenings of Motown, Sinatra, and Shostakovich, with local composer/conductor Mark Camphouse.

<cal1>Friday, Aug. 7

<cal2>Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants of the U.S. Air Force will perform. Free. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or go to www.usafband.af.mil.

"Pretty in Pink" (1986). Free. Part of the I Love the ‘80s Outdoor Film Festival. At dusk at Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge. Rosslyn. Parking available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 at 1901 and 1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive after 6 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 8

<cal2>Carnival Cup Family Fun & Games. Features a 7 vs. 7 soccer tourney, a moon bounce, self defense class, dance performances and more. Sponsored by Catholic Charities Hogar Immigrant Services. At Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Contact Lucila Fernandez at 703-534-9805 x 231 or email lfernandez@ccda.net.

Woven Green at The Paladium. 6-8 p.m. Husband-and-wife Jim and Ashley Cash with their band Woven Green, will perform at Bangkok Blues in Falls Church. Their music ranges from energetic and empowering to hypnotic and introspective.

Ballston Arts & Crafts Market. Free admission. 30 local artists and crafters. New guest is Arlington ArtWorks! Live music by Arlington's own, The Constituents from noon to 2 p.m. And Darcy Nair, Celtic singer and instrumentalist. At Welburn Square, North Stuart and North 9th Streets, across from the Ballston Metro Station. Go to http://ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com.

Movie Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Free. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

Barbara Martin and Mac Walter, musicians. 7-9 p.m. At Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington. Call 703-528-5406 or go to www.nvrpa.org/parks/potomacoverlook/index.php Donation suggested.

Garden Dedication. 1 p.m. Community and faith leaders will gather for Dr. George Tiller's memorial garden dedication. At the Falls Church Healthcare Center, 900 S. Washington St., Falls Church.

Arlington ArtWorks. At Ballston Arts & Crafts Market. The program provides disabled individuals an opportunity to expand their artistic talents. Arlington ArtWorks will be featuring the participants’ glasswork. The Ballston Arts & Crafts Market is located between N. Stuart St. and N. 9th St, across from the Ballston Metro.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 9

<cal2>Piano Performance. 7 p.m. Bobby Mitchell performs piano at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington.

17th Annual Ecuadorian Festival. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. The Festival is Presented by Confraternidad Cultural Ecuatoriana, and celebrates Ecuador’s national day with traditional music and dance, food and crafts. Featured is singer Roberto Zumba, the band "Sentimiento Andino" and dance troupe "Hnos Ayllianos". Barcroft Park. Call 571-277-6209.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 10

<cal2>"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." Free. Part of the Superheroes Summer Film Festival, which start at sundown, rain or shine, at Bell St. Courtyard, along S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th Streets, across from the Crystal City Metro Station and Marriott Hotel. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

<cal1>Aug. 10-13

<cal2>Vacation Bible School. 1-3 p.m. For children ages 3-10, including stories, crafts, music, games and snacks. Free. At Advent Lutheran Church, 2222 S. Arlington Ridge Rd., Arlington. Call 703-521-7010. adventlc@hotmail.com; www.adventlc.us

<cal1>Aug. 10-14

<cal2>Swimmers age 55 and older can swim at no charge at any of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s five waterparks the week of Aug. 10-14. Proof of age is required and hours at each park may vary.

NVRPA’s waterparks include Downpour at Algonkian Regional Park, Great Waves at Cameron Run Regional Park, Atlantis at Bull Run Regional Park, Pirate’s Cove at Pohick Bay Regional Park and Upton Hill Regional Park. Visit www.nvrpa.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 12

<cal2>The Airmen of Note. 8 p.m. Free concert at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call the United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 13

<cal2>One Eye Closed. 7 p.m. Featuring Les Thompson, founder of the Nitty-Gritty Dirt Band. $10 tickets online at NVFAA.ORG and at the door. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

Concerts at Kenmore Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. With the U.S. Army Chorus. Enjoy an evening of eclectic choral music by one of the Nation’s premiere men’s vocal ensembles. Highlights will include big choral masterpieces, small acapella groups, and moving solos chosen from the stages of Broadway, classical repertoire, and patriotic standards.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 14

<cal2>The Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. Free concert at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit the homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

"Beetlejuice" (1988). Free. Part of the I Love the ‘80s Outdoor Film Festival. At dusk at Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge. Rosslyn. Parking available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 at 1901 and 1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive after 6 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 15

<cal2>Fossil Finding & Fishing Trip. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Leave/Return from Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Cost: $10 per person, families welcome. Includes fishing equipment (poles & bait). Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.

Country Western Dance. 8-11 p.m. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free, alcohol-free dance on Aug. 15 at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Kathy Fanelli will be the DJ. She will teach a new line dance and review Ooh Poo Pah Doo line dance at 7:30 p.m., and Bo and Ann Marlin will review the Butterfly Waltz couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing which includes two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha, and specialty dances is from 8:30-11 p.m. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. Snacks will be available. Visit www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 17

<cal2>"Batman." Free. Part of the Superheroes Summer Film Festival, which start at sundown, rain or shine, at Bell St. Courtyard, along S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th Streets, across from the Crystal City Metro Station and Marriott Hotel. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 19

<cal2>Air Force Strings. 8 p.m. Free. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>Aug. 19-23

<cal2>33rd Annual Arlington County Fair. Free. Indoor exhibitor hall, midway rides, petting zoo, K-9 demos, Kid's Court, games and food vendors. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd Street, Arlington. Go to www.arlingtoncountyfair.org or call 703-228-1853.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 21

<cal2>Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants of the U.S. Air Force. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

"Ghostbusters" (1984)." Free. Part of the I Love the ‘80s Outdoor Film Festival. At dusk at Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge. Rosslyn. Parking available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 at 1901 and 1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive after 6 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

County Fair Teen Movie: “Twilight.” 8:30-10:30 p.m. Place: County Fair @ Thomas Jefferson Center. Cost is free. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711.