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Calendar Jan. 7-13

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:

Arlingtonian Teresa Oaxaca has artwork on at Hermitage Design & Gallery, 6831 Tennyson Drive, McLean. The exhibit runs through January. Visit www.hermitagedesigngallery.com or 703-827-0066.

The Arlington Artists Alliance has a winter show from Feb. 2 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.

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.

Thursday/Jan. 8

It’s OK to be Different. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about why animals look the way they do to survive. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Playing Possum. 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about these animals through stories, hike and more. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Friday/Jan. 9

Artist Reception. 5-8 p.m. Arlingtonian Teresa Oaxaca has artwork on at Hermitage Design & Gallery, 6831 Tennyson Drive, McLean. The exhibit runs through January. Visit www.hermitagedesigngallery.com or 703-827-0066.

Story Time Classics. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-8 can learn about Old Mother West Wind and her animals. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Awesome Amphibians Campfire. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children and their families can enjoy campfire activities, guests and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535 for time.

Saturday/Jan. 10

Intro to Birding Walks. 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Island. Adults and families with children ages 12 and up can learn the basics. Free. 703-228-6535.

Woodpecker Walk. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can search for woodpeckers, put treats out for them and more. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Are You a Worm? 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 4-6 can discuss worms through “Diary of a Worm” and activities. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Aviation Day. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-10 can learn about animals that can fly and make a craft. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Get Wise on Owls. 1 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about these animals and meet them up close. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wild Ones: Skulls and Teeth. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-9 can learn about animals and their bones. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Gold Mining in Virginia. 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 8 and up can learn about the gold mines and pan for gold. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Slither Hither. 10:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about these animals and look at ones up close. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Shirlington Screens. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Pride and Prejudice.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Gemstone Club: Ruby. 5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 can learn about this gemstone and take one home. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Who’s Got Milk? 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children 5 and up can learn about mammals that produce milk and meet some. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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

Sunday/Jan. 11

Winter Birds. 9 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 5-7 can learn about winter birds and then warm up inside. $1/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Winter Walk. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lubber Run Recreation Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults and teens ages 15 and up can hike Sky Meadows State Park. $12/person. Registration required 703-228-6535.

Dance of the Honeybee. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 years can learn about the honeybee. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Turtles. 3 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Learn how to take care of turtles or learn about them. Free. Registration required, 703-228-4403.

From Sheep to Shirt. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 9-12 can learn about making a cardboard loom. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Best Dads. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Learn about fathers in nature. Children 3-5. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Nature for Beginners: Top Ten Mammals. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about the top ten mammals. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wild Ones: Stream Extreme. Noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 6-9 can splash through tunnels and more to the source of Long Branch. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

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

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

Monday/Jan. 12

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Liza Mundy discusses her biography of Michelle Obama. Free. 703-228-6321.

Tuesday/Jan. 13

Birding Trip. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can walk Piscataway’s boardwalk and more. $15/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy crafts, stories and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Blue Moon-Blue Cheese. 10 a.m. at Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St. Learn about the lunar myths and more. Free. 703-228-5321.

Playing Reading Group. 10 a.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. High school students and seniors can discuss “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Free. 703-228-0955.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Kevin Merida will discuss text and photos in “Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Wednesday/Jan. 14

Talk. 7 p.m. at Arlington Career Center, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. “Arlington’s Social Safety Net in Bad Economic Times: How is it Holding Up?” Free. 703-536-8270.

Mother & Infant Program. 1:30 p.m. at Potomac Crescent School, 923 S. 23rd St. Mothers and babies can enjoy activities and meeting new friends. Free. Visit www.potomaccrescentschool.org or 703-624-1309.

Talk. 7:30 p.m. at Potomac Crescent School, 923 S. 23rd St. Nancy Foster presents “The Stages of Early Childhood: A Map for the Journey.” Free. Visit www.potomaccrescentschool.org or 703-624-1309.

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

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy crafts, stories and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Butterfly Gardening. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can learn about local butterflies and create a butterfly garden. Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Gemstone Club: Ruby. 5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 7-11 can learn about this gemstone and take one home. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Maps and Compass. 10 a.m. at Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Drive. Families with children ages 7 and up can learn how to read a compass and a map. $5/person. Registration required, 703-525-0168.

Wild Ones: Animal Games. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about surviving as well as wildlife. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Candle Box Craft. 4 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Elementary aged children can paint boxes to take home. Free. 703-228-7692.

Zumba. 4:15 p.m. at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Teens can enjoy this new dance. Free. 703-228-4727.

Jane Austen Film Festival. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Mansfield Park.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Things that Go Bump in the Night Campfire. 8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families can enjoy campfire activities, guests and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/Jan. 15

Rock Spring Garden Club. 10 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Interested gardeners can learn design basics. Free. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com or 703-525-8576.

Meadow Meander. 10 a.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 4 and up can see bees, butterflies and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-243-4342.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy crafts, stories and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Dance of the Honeybee. 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 years can learn about the honeybee. $3/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Movie Watch. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid.” Free. 703-228-6321.

Nature Lover’s Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults can discuss “The World Without Us.” Free. 703-228-3403.

Friday/Jan. 16

Book Discussion. 1 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library. Discuss “My Life in France” by Julia Child. Free. 703-228-5716.

Tiny Tot. 11:15 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can enjoy crafts, stories and more. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Saturday/Jan. 17

Children’s Theater Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Children can enjoy activities, shows, face-painting and more. $10/show. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

Winter Worms. Noon at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can build a worm bin to invite worms in. $10/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flourescence and Bioluminescence in Nature. 1 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults and families with children ages 9 and up can learn what makes rocks, minerals and creatures glow in dark. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Shirlington Screens. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Becoming Jane.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Sunday/Jan. 18

Tween and Teen Screen. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Free. 703-228-0322.

Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Auditorium, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Enjoy the 40th annual tribute with songs, readings and more. Free. 703-228-5339.