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Arlington Calendar Feb. 18-24

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 “East Meets West” at Century 21 Redwood Realty, 1711 Wilson Blvd., through Feb. 28. Art by Arlington Artists Alliance. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.com

The Arlington Artists Alliance has a winter show through Feb. 27 at Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane. Over 20 artists display oil paintings and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.com for more.

Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Office of the City of Reims present “Crossing Glances: Regards Croises Arlington & Reims: Sister Cities” from Jan. 23 through March 28 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Photographs by John Babineau of Arlington and Cecile Bethleem of Reims, France. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more.

Students from Kenmore Middle School are exhibiting their artwork at The Phillips Collection Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. The student artwork included in the exhibit was inspired by The Phillips Collection's current exhibition, “Christo and Jeanne Claude: Over the River, a Work in Progress.” The community celebration is open to the public and the student exhibit can be viewed through March 8. Call 703-228-6004.

Paintings and drawings of Teresa Oaxaca will be on display at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., from Feb. 23 to March 30. Oaxaca, a 2005 graduate of H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, is a classically-trained realist painter who studied in Italy and Norway.

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.

Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy Street, presents “Hubble Vision” through Sunday, Feb. 22. Enjoy a multimedia show featuring the best and most exciting Hubble images. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens & children 12 and younger. For more information, call the Planetarium office at 703-228-6070.

Wednesday/Feb. 18

Poesis. 7 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Tala Abu Rahmeh and Ines Rivera Prosdocimi. Free. 703-418-0166.

The Purr-fect Pet. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn why some animals make good pets and others do not. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Graduate Gemologists – Cabochons. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children age 8-13 can learn about new stones and take one home. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/Feb. 19

Gardening Meeting.10 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Learn about miniature floral designs and vertical designs. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com or 703-525-8576.

The Purr-fect Pet. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn why some animals make good pets and others do not. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Nature Lover’s Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Discuss “The Lively Petes of Parque Vargas” by Archie Carr and two other books. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/Feb. 20

Theater. 7:30 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Black History Proclamation Ceremony. 10:30 a.m. at Court House Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Enjoy music, speeches and more. Free. 703-228-7589.

Saturday/Feb. 21

Movie Watch. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “500 Years Later” by Owen Alik Shahadah.” Free.

Theater. 7:30 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Rowing Competition. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Ballston Common Mall. Yorktown High School will hold a competition to benefit Habitat for Humanity. E-mail Odile Rheaume at orheaume@yahoo.com for more.

Fredericksburg Battlefield Tour. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Learn about one of Robert E. Lee’s greatest victories. $20/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Who Needs the Nose. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about noses through Karen Clemens’ book. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Feel The Heritage Festival. Noon at Charles Drew Community Center, 3500 S. 23rd St. Enjoy exhibits, crafts, vendors and more. Free. 703-228-0943.

Hanssen Spy Tour. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about his drops and his story. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Snug in the Snow. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 4-6 can learn how animals cope with the cold. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Penguin Party. 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 4 and up can learn about these animals, play games and more. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

C and O Canal Evening Walk. 5 p.m. meet at Lubber Run Park, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can search for waterfowl at dusk and listen for owls. $10/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 5:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals glide in. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Night Hike. 6 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 4 and up can enjoy a walk while listening for animals and learning how they cope with winter. $3/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Sunday/Feb. 22

Theater. 3 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at St. Thomas More Cathedral, 3901 Cathedral Lane. Hear music by the Fairfax Choral Society, Washington Symphonic Brass and Dr. Paul Skevington. Free. Visit stmcathedralconcerts.org or 703-524-2815.

Intro To Birding Walks. 9 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults and families with children ages 12 and up can learn the basics. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Storytime Classics. Noon at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-8 can learn about Old Mother West Wind and some of her animal pals. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Backyard Bees. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about bees and how to keep them thriving in the gardens. Free. 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 5:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals glide in. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Monday/Feb. 23

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m., Wakefield High School students perform in “Aftershock” at Signature Theater, 4200 Campbell Ave. Visit www.signature-theatre.org or contact 571-527-1827 for tickets.

Separation, Integration, Celebration. 6:30 p.m. at H-B Woodlawn Auditorium, 4100 Vacation Lane. Learn about Arlington’s history and celebrate its future with music, keynotes, dances and more. Free. 703-228-6531.

Tuesday/Feb. 24

Music Performance. The Yorktown High School Pyramid Concert, featuring the string orchestras of Yorktown High School, Swanson Middle School, Williamsburg Middle School and Science Focus Elementary School, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Swanson Middle School Auditorium, 5800 Washington Blvd. Free. For more information visit www.YHSOrchestra.org.

Mice Tales. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about mice through activities, stories and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wednesday/Feb. 25

Mice Tales. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about mice through activities, stories and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wild Ones: Winter Babies. 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about animals that lay eggs or have babies in winter. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/Feb. 26

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

Friday/Feb. 27

Theater. 7:30 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Music Performance. The IBIS Chamber Music Society will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St. Free, donations accepted. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org or 703-527-3960.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through walks, stories and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Saturday/Feb. 28

Theater. 7:30 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

DC Hokies Chili Cook-Off. 1-5 p.m. at Yorktown Bistro, 5171 Lee Highway. Local chili fanatics will be dishing out their homemade recipes. Enjoy music, raffles and more. All proceeds benefit scholarships. $15/adult; $5/child. Visit www.ncrhokies.org for more.

Creatures and Cultures of Canada. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 8-11 can bring artifacts and stories about Canada. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Polar Bears. 4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-9 can learn about these animals through games, crafts and more. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 5:45-7 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals come in for dinner. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Owl Moon. 6:30-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn about these animals and go on a walk. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Sunday/March 1

Theater. 3 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

A Sky Full of Stars. 7:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th ST. Families with children ages 7 and up can study the sky. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Monday/March 2

Stars Tonight for March. 7:30 p.m. at David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. Enjoy a tour of the stars. $3/adults; $2/senior, child. Visit www.apsva.us/planetarium or 703-228-6070.

Wednesday/March 4

Bird Walk. 9-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can search for migratory birds. Experienced and beginner birders welcome. Free. 703-228-6535.

Rocks On My Block. 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about rocks through stories and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Gemstone Club: Aquamarine. 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 can learn about this gemstone and take one home. $8/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/March 5

Book Signing and Reading. 7 p.m. Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Office of the City of Reims present “Crossing Glances: Regards Croises Arlington & Reims: Sister Cities” from Jan. 23 through March 28 at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Photographs by John Babineau of Arlington and Cecile Bethleem of Reims, France. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more.

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

Rocks On My Block. 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about rocks through stories and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Friday/March 6

Theater. 7:30 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through walks, stories and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 6-7:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals come in for dinner. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Saturday/March 7

Theater. 7:30 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Basketball Tournament. 9 a.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Visit www.arlingtonredcross.org for more.

March Madness Dance. 6-11 p.m. at NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Funds benefit the Y’s Building Bridges Campaign and Beyond the Hoop’s scholarship fund. $30/single; $55/couple. Tickets available at Arlington YMCA, 3422, N. 13th St., 703-525-5420.

Pinewood Derby Championship. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ballston Mall. Cub Scouts from Alexandria, Arlington and McLean face off. Free. 703-906-7155.

Critter Chatter. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-9 can learn about how animals communicate with each other and us. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 6-7:15 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals come in for dinner. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/March 8

Theater. 3 p.m. at Chalice Theatre at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. $15/student; senior. $20/adult. Watch “Big: The Musical.” 703-892-0202 ext. 6.

Basketball Tournament. 9 a.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Free. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Visit www.arlingtonredcross.org for more.

Nature for Beginners: Amphibians. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about the ten types of amphibians. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Woodcock Watch. 5-9 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can search for the male’s mating display and other sights of nature at night. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can watch these animals come in for dinner. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.