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Now Through Aug. 22 Paradox Now! The Arlington Arts Center's show of historical reenactments, parodies, alternative histories, and curious lies. The show includes the work of eight artists. At Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

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 Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6407 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

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As summer vegetables start to ripen, The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) reminds gardeners that they can donate extra produce to the AFAC Plant a Row for the Hungry program. AFAC now serves nearly 1,200 clients per week by providing supplemental groceries to Arlington families in need. There are two locations where you can bring vegetable and fruit donations:

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), 2708 S. Nelson Street, Monday –Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (call 703-845-8486 ahead of time to schedule a drop-off).

Arlington Farmers Market, Courthouse, N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road at the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Help Desk. Saturday mornings: 8 a.m. – noon.

For further information about the AFAC Plant a Row for the Hungry program, visit the web site at sites.google.com/site/afacplotagainsthunger

Or contact Puwen Lee at afacpuwen@aol.com or (703) 845-8486.

Enjoy the Party at the Plaza with dancing and music every Wednesday from now through July 29, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the outdoor terrace of the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., 2nd Floor Terrace. Australian dance champ Michael Rye will teach the latest moves, and on salsa nights (July 1), area salseras Eileen Torres and Jeri Dembrak will host. Call 703-228-1850.

Stretch Class in Gateway Park on Saturdays from now through Sept. 5, from 9-10 a.m. Lucy Bowen McCauley will be giving free stretch classes every Saturday morning until July 18. Jocelyn Gordon takes over on July 25 with her Hoopnotica program. The classes are held at Gateway Park, located at 1300 Lee Highway at the foot of Key Bridge.

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.

A Columbia Pike Farmers Market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pike Park in front of Rite Aid, at the corner of S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. Browse fruit, produce, meats, plants and more. Visit www.columbiapike.org.

Ballston Farmers Market and Lunchtime Concerts. The weekly market, now in its fifth year of operation, offers farm-fresh produce and locally produced foods. Live music is provided by local musician "Dan The Man."

Participating vendors include Baguette Republic, Barajas Produce, Farmhouse Flowers and Plants, Grace's Pastries, Great Harvest Bread, La Provençale Cellars, Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates, LMS Vegetable Farm, Red Apron Butcher Shop, Teaco, Tuckey Mountain Grown, Tyson's Farms, and Walnut Hill Farm. For product details, visit www.ballstonvasquare.org/farmersmarket.html.

The Market runs every Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. now through Oct. 16 (no market July 3rd). Welburn Square is located at N. 9th and N. Stuart Streets across from the Ballston Metro station on the Orange Line. Live music is provided between noon and 2 p.m.

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District’s (BID) Farmers Market runs on Thursdays from now until Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Wilson Boulevard and North Oak Street. The market will give residents, visitors, and office workers the chance to buy fresh and local from regional vendors who have become Rosslyn favorites. Adjacent to the market, shoppers can enjoy a variety of live music during Rosslyn Lunchtime Concerts held from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 24. The lineup includes R& B, Pop, Folk, Jazz musicians and more.

Chick-fil-A at Ballston Common Mall sponsors weekly "Kids Night" every Tuesday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Make a craft to keep, take home a balloon animal, or have your face painted! Each child will receive a free kids four nugget meal with the purchase of any Chick-fil-A Meal. Chick-fil-A is located inside the food court of Ballston Common Mall. Call 703-358-9735 or email at 00446@chick-fil-a.com.

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

"Energerium" – a new exhibit on energy in living systems, including human systems has opened at Potomac Overlook Regional Park Nature Center. This exhibit examines nature through the lens of energy, drawing attention to the central role that energy plays in our lives. The Energerium is open to the general public at regular nature center hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m., Sundays; closed on Mondays). Visit www.nvrpa.org to see a schedule of upcoming programs.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 8

<cal2>Airmen of Note. 8 p.m. Free concert. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit the homepage: www.usafband.af.mil.

<cal1>July 9-18

<cal2>"Measure for Measure" and "King Lear." Sponsored by Empty Chair Theatre Company. At H-B Woodlawn's Black Box Theatre, 4100 Vacation Lane, Arlington. July 9-11, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and July 12 and 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Go to http://www.emptychairtheatre.org for more information; email ectc.boxoffice@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

<cal1>Thursday/July 9

<cal2>"Notorious" (1946). 1 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

Carol Gaylor and Bruce Katsu. 7 p.m. Original music. $10 tickets online at NVFAA.ORG and at the door. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

<cal1>Friday/July 10

<cal2>"Rebecca" (1940). 1 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

"The Karate Kid" (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.

The Airmen of Note. 8 p.m. Free concert. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

<cal1>Saturday/July 11

<cal2>Ballston Arts & Crafts Market — A Jewelry Celebration. At Welburn Square (Ballston Metro). Jewelry designers featured include Unique Creations, Poppi, Creative Art & Soul, Inedible Jewelry and more. The market also features tons of other hand-crafted pieces, too. Check out the illustrations of Laughing Moon Artworks, monster plushes and paintings by Phil Barbato, handspun bags by local fave, Bette's Bags, and urban gear by One vs. Many. Free admission. Free live music by Tabletop Poets (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and The LoveJoy Group (2-4 p.m.) Free demos by select artists.

<cal1>Sunday/July 12

<cal2>Mongolian Naadam Festival. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. The Naadam Festival is held annually in the Mongolian capital celebrating Mongolia's three main sporting pastimes: Mongolian wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing. The Arlington celebration has substituted children's footraces for the horse racing, and has done away with archery, but the wrestling competition draws contenders from as far away as New York. Traditional Mongolian food such as khuushuur (deep fried pockets of dough stuffed with minced meat and vegetables) will be for sale. At Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Call 703-395-0001.

Firefly Festival. 7-9:30 p.m. Enjoy tons of activities all about the critters that light up the night. Events begin include bug hunts, games, crafts, walks, contests, talks about fireflies, and much more. Call 703-228-6535. $5/person, $20/family. At Fort CF Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington.

<cal1>Monday/July 13

<cal2>"X-Men.' 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.

"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934). 7 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 14

<cal2>"To Catch a Thief" (1955). 7 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 15

<cal2>The Air Force Strings. 8 p.m. At the 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/July 16

<cal2>"The Lady Vanishes" (1938). 1 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

Holistic Moms Network Meeting. 6-8:30 p.m. Chapter Family Potluck. At Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Go to http://arlalexva.holisticmoms.org/ or holisticmomsarlalex@gmail.com or 703-824-6167.

<cal1>July 16-Aug. 9

<cal2>"Hamlet." Presented by Firebelly Productions. Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults, $12/students/seniors. At Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run, Arlington. Directed by Michael Ryan Fernandez. Call 703-409-2372 or visit www.firebellyproductions.net.

<cal1>Friday/July 17

<cal2>"Back to the Future" (1985). 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.

Air Force Strings. 8 p.m. Free concert at the 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>Saturday/July 18

<cal2>Charity Dog Wash. 9 a.m. to noon. $15 donation. Fur-Get Me Not is hosting a Dog Wash to benefit the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue. The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is a dedicated group of volunteers that rescues abandoned or displaced dogs and cats from the threat of euthanasia by area shelters or other at-risk situations. At 4140 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington.

Country Western Dance. 8:30-11 p.m. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free, alcohol-free dance. Line dance lesson begins at 7:30 and Couples dance lesson begins at 8:30. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Visit the Web site, www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

<cal1>Monday/July 20

<cal2>"X2." 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>Tuesday/July 21

<cal2>"Young & Innocent" (1937) 7 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Friday/July 22

<cal2>Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Free. For more information call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

<cal1>Thursday/July 23

<cal2>"Rear Window" (1954). 1 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Friday/July 24

<cal2>Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. 8 p.m. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Free. For more information call The United States Air Force Band's Concert Line at 202-767-5658 or visit our homepage: www.usafband.af.mil

"Short Circuit" (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, July 25

<cal2>Double Feature. "Mr & Mrs. Smith" (1941). 1 p.m. Free. And "The Trouble With Harry" (1955) at 7 p.m. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

Crystal City Twilighter 5K Road Race. Hosted by the Crystal City BID in partnership with Arlington County, Pacers Running Stores, and Saucony. The Twilighter offers spectacular nighttime views of Crystal City, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Air Force Memorial, followed by fun post-run festivities including beverages, snacks, and music in the courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. Visit www.crystalcity.org or register at www.crystalcitytwilighter.com.

<cal1>Sunday/July 26

<cal2>Peruvian Festival of Arlington. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Peruvian singers, dancers and food such as cerviche, arroz con pollo, papa a la huancayna, seco con frejoles, anticuchos, picarones, tamales, etc. At Gunston Middle School, 2700 Lang Street, Arlington. Call Fanny Barrantes-Perez at 703-516-9552 or Liliana Chang at 703-282-4867.

<cal1>Monday/July 27

<cal2>"X-Men: The Last Stand." 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>Tuesday/July 28

<cal2>"Psycho" (1960). 7 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>Thursday/July 30

<cal2>"North by Northwest." (1959) 1 p.m. Free. Part of the Hitchcock Film Retrospective at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington. Call 703-228-6545.

<cal1>July 30-Aug. 22

<cal2>Edward Albee's Seascape: Humans Meet Lizards. At Gunston Center for the Arts — Theater Two, 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington. Call 703-998-4555.

<cal1>Friday/July 31

<cal2>"ET" (1982). 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.

Become a Master Naturalist. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Virginia Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to provide education, citizen science and outreach to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The Arlington chapter of Master Naturalists will be holding its fall classes from Sept. 14 through Dec. 14, in Arlington, with fieldwork in nearby locations. Applications are due by July 31. Visit www.armn.org. Email at arlingtonmasternaturalist@gmail.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 1

<cal2>Dark Star Park Festival — A celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Dark Star Park. At 9:32 a.m. Nancy Holt, the park's sculptor, will gather to watch the spheres and poles of Dark Star Park create a shadow alignment. At 1655 N. Ft. Myer Drive, three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro.

Civitan Club of Arlington's I-66 Garage Sale. 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At N. Quincy and N. 15th Street, Arlington (1470 N. Quincy St.). Free admission. Vendors are invited to bring their merchandise beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday July 3. Parking spaces rent for $20/space for vendors.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 3

<cal2>"Fantastic Four". 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>Friday/Aug. 7

<cal2>"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>Ballston Arts & Crafts Market. Free admission. 30 local artists and crafters. Live music by Arlington's own, The Constituents from noon to 2 p.m. At North Stuart and North 9th Streets, across from the Ballston Metro Station. Go to http://ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com.