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Arlington Calendar March 11-17

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:

Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Office of the City of Reims present “Crossing Glances: Regards Croises Arlington & Reims: Sister Cities” 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.

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

See “Crossing Glances/Regards Croises” at Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 Fairfax Drive. Exhibit runs through March 28. Features photographs by John Babineau of Arlington and Cecile Bethleem of Reims, France. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org for more.

The Arlington Artists Alliance Art Fest is March 27 through April 3 at Fort C.F. Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Enjoy browsing art, demonstrations and more. Free. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or 703-524-7049.

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.

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.

With the advent of spring, Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 No. Quincy Street, presents “The Mystery of the Missing Seasons” beginning Friday, March 6 through Sunday, April 5. 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. 703-228-6070.

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

Thursday/March 12

Fund-raiser. 6:30-9 p.m. at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St. Enjoy The Reading Connection’s “Of Wine and Words.” $65/person. Visit www.thereadingconnection.org for tickets.

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.

Songs for Tots. Noon at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children ages 2-6 can enjoy learning colors, counting and more with Tara Chiusano. Free.

Wii for Adults. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Learn how to golf or bowl with the Wii. Free.

Movie Screening. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “The Marshall Plan: Against the Odds” and then have a discussion. Free. 703-892-4204.

Rocks on My Block. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about nature through stories and more. $5/person. 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 do nature activities in their pajamas. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Of Wine and Words Fund-raiser. 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford St. Enjoy wine tastings, auction, awards and more from the Reading Connection. $65/person. Visit www.thereadingconnection.org for more.

Movie Watch. Arlington Historical Society presents "The Marshall Plan" 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Hear inside stories, and ask questions of the producers. Free. Visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org for more.

Friday/March 13

Hike and Vineyard Visit. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Rec Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can enjoy a four mile hike and then visit the vineyard. $20/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Rocks on My Block. 10:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can learn about nature through stories and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Musical. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Watch “Narnia” based off “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Free. 703-536-6606.

Saturday/March 14

Trivia Night. 6-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Middle School, 825 S. Taylor St. Enjoy trivia, auctions and raffles. $10/ticket or $80/table of 8. Benefits field trips for the school. 703-892-4846.

Plant Removal. 10 a.m.-noon at N. Frederick St. and N. 11th St. Adults and teens can help remove invasive plants. Free. 703-228-7636.

Second Saturdays. 10 a.m.-noon at Lacey Woods Park. Clean out unwanted plant invaders. Free. 703-228-7636.

Snakes Alive. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about these animals and meet some up close. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Hanssen Spy Tour. 4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about traitor Robert Hanssen and his ties with the park. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Flying Squirrel Lore and More. 6:30 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.

Musical. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Watch “Narnia” based off “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Free. 703-536-6606.

Stream Cleanup. 9 a.m.-noon at Four Mile Run at Arlington Mill Community Center and Shirlington Park. Register at 703-228-6406.

Pruning Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Bring tools. Free. To reserve a spot, 703-228-6414.

Monte Carlo Night. 7 p.m. at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Historical Terminal “A.” Sponsored by Leadership Arlington. Enjoy dinner, auction, dancing and more. $150/person. Visit www.leadershiparlington.org or 703-528-2522.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Vamos Hablar Espanol. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6 enjoy stories and songs in Spanish. Free. 703-241-8281.

Author Meeting. 2 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 8 and up can meet author Katy Kelly, author of “Melonhead.” Free. 703-241-8281.

Sunday/March 15

Intro to Birding. 9 a.m.-noon, meet at Belle Haven Marina. Adults and children 12 and older can learn the basics. Free. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Plant Invasions. 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 9 to adult can help clear out invasive plants. Free. 703-228-7636.

Brownie Scout Badge Blitz. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-8 can earn badges through activities at the park. Registration required, 703-228-3403. $15/scout covers all three activities.

Film Watch. 2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Musical. 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s, 4250 N. Glebe Road. Watch “Narnia” based off “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Free. 703-536-6606.

Trunk Sale. 1 p.m. at Arlington UMC. Features fashion for all ages and sponsored by Goodwill of Greater Washington. Visit www.arlingtonumc.com for more.

Monday/March 16

Benefit. Enjoy a dinner reception, auction and performance of “Arena Stage in Oz” at Arena Stage in Crystal City. Proceeds benefit Arena’s Community Engagement programs. Tickets start at $250/person. Visit www.arenastage.org or 202-554-9066 ext. 266.

Tuesday/March 17

Birding Trip. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., meet at Lubber Run, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can look for birds at the Delaware Shore. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wednesday/March 18

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Maurice Jackson will discuss “Let This Voice Be Heard.” Free.

Wild Ones: Pondering Life. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about what’s in the streams and ponds. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Graduate Gemologists. 4:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 8-12 can learn about jade. $8/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Poesis. 7 p.m. at Pentagon City Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St. Features Jeneva Stone and Mary Sherman Willis. Free. 703-418-0166.

Benefit. 6-9 p.m. at St. Charles Church in Arlington, enjoy an Empty Bowl soup supper. $20/person includes a handcrafted bowl. Proceeds benefit SOME.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Hungry Caterpillar Day. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6 can join in for a special day. Free. 703-241-8281.

Thursday/March 19

Movie Watch. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Under the Bombs.” Free.

Garden Club. 10 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Learn about horticultural basics. Free. Visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com or 703-525-8576.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Discuss “Spring in Washington.” Free. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/March 20

Entries Due. Send in original artwork of at least 50 percent recycled materials to Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., for its exhibit to be held April 1 at the library. Free. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/departments/libraries 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 with walks and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Kenmore Silent Auction. 6:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Bid on many items. Free. 703-328-5239.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Washington St. Families can search for tiny tree frogs and more. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Saturday/March 21

Sale. 9-11:45 a.m. at Swanson Middle School, 5800 N. Washington Blvd Browse cribs, strollers, books and more. Half price sale starts at noon.

Lecture. “Myths & Realities About Hydrogen Fuel” by Rene Carlos, at the National Science Foundation, Room 110, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free. 301 587-3827 or www.ncas.org.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Jane Franklin Dance performs. $28/adult; $25/senior, student; $16/child. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Kindermusic. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 1-6 can play instruments, music and stories. Free. 703-241-8281.

Birding Trap. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults can search for bald eagles and other birds. $25/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Kids Fishing Day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington St. Children 15 and under can fish for trout. Free. 703-525-0168.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature with walks and more. $5/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Save a Spider Day. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about these animals and try spinning a web. $3/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Washington St. Families can search for tiny tree frogs and more. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/March 22

Author Event. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. David Martin discusses “Losing Everything.” Free.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St. Hear music by Ibis Chamber. Free. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org or 703-527-3960.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Church of Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland ST. Hear music by the IBIS Chamber Music Society. Free. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org or 703-527-3690.

Flattened Fauna. 2 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can learn about animals that cross the road. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Monday/March 23

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.

Speaker Series. 3 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn how to become a savvy food shopper. Free. 703-228-5996.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Breena Clarke will discuss “Stand the Storm.” Free.

Tuesday/March 24

Lecture. 6-9 p.m. at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Mel Chin will talk about his unconventional approach to making art. Visit www.arlingtonartcenter.org or 703-248-6800.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Derek Hyra discusses “The New Urban Renewal.” Free.

Wednesday/March 25

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. E. Ethelbert Miller will discuss “The 5th Inning,” his second memoir.

Movie Watch. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Iron Ladies of Liberia” in honor of Women’s History Month. Free.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Musical Adventure. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 6 months-9 years can sing along and dance with Groovy Nate, his guitar and puppet friends. Free. 703-241-8281.

Feeding Frenzy. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn about animals and how they eat their food. $1/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Wild Ones: Wake Up! It’s Spring. 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can search for snakes and other animals coming out of hibernation. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Thursday/March 26

It’s Keen to be Green. 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 planting a garden. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Butterflies and Gardening in Japan. 7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can learn about the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Free. 703-228-6535.

Kickball the Musical. 8 p.m. at Gunston Theatre One. Performed by the ArtStream Arlington Inclusive Theatre Company. 301-941-1008.

Friday/March 27

Meet the Artist. 6-9 p.m. 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.

Saturday/March 28

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Helder Moutinho will perform. $25/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-228-1850.

Arlington Children Stuff Sale. 8 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane. Browse clothing, toys and more. Free. Visit www.kidsstuffsale.com.

Movie Watch. 3 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Free. Watch “Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg.” 703-228-6545.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear Helder Moutinho. $25/person. Visit www.planetarlington.com or 703-573-SEAT.

Story Time. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6. Free. 703-241-8281.

Let’s Get Dressed. 11 a.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Children ages 2-6 can hear stories about getting dressed including “The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed” by Mo Willems. Free. 703-241-8281.

Sunday/March 29

Music Performance. 6:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Hear National Chamber Ensemble perform Schubert and Brahms. $25/person. Visit www.nationalchamberensemble.org for more.

Clay Print Keepsakes. 2 p.m. at Aladdin’s Lamp Children’s Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10. Parents can make prints of their children’s hand and foot for keepsakes. E-mail cutiepieskeepsakes@gmail.com or 703-241-8281.