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Arlington Calendar April 1-7

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:

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.

Marymount University’s Barry Art Gallery will showcase the Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition through April 24 in the Reinsch Library, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The exhibition is a juried show, and the works on display will have been judged in a number of disciplines. For more information, call Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561 or judy.bass@marymount.edu

There will be a “Recycled Art Show” through April 30 at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-5996.

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” 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

Take pictures with the Easter Bunny and Despereaux, the little mouse with the big heart, March 28 through April 11 at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Visit www.simon.com for more.

Wednesday/April 1

Drama. 7 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Watch “The Other Twelve Disciples.” Free, but freewill offering taken. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org for more.

Bird Walk. 9 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can search for birds. Free. 703-228-6535.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, songs and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Wild Ones: Don’t Bee Fooled. 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn about Mother Nature’s best tricks and learn a few classic tricks. $2/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Stars of Spring. 7:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Families with children ages 7 and up can look for Leo the Lion and other constellations. $3/person. Regisration required, 703-228-6535.

Thursday/April 2

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature through stories, songs and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Rabbits and Raindrops. 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 these through stories, songs and hike. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Lawn Care Workshop. 7 p.m. at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Learn how to keep lawns green and water clean. Free. 703-228-6414.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. “Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas” by Paul McGeough will be discussed. Free.

Story Time. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Enjoy songs, stories and food with Lulu Delacre. Free. Visit www.luludelacre.com for more.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Rabbits and Raindrops. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, crafts and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Friday/April 3

Play Readings. 8 p.m. at Colgan Theater, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. Arlington resident Margaret Poethig will present two 10-minute plays. Free. Visit www.nvcc.edu for more.

Tiny Tot. 10 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. or 4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 18-35 months can learn about nature. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Rabbits and Raindrops. 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, crafts and more. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-3403.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire fun. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Saturday/April 4

Theater Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. Enjoy activities, puppeteering and more. $10/person. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092.

21st Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup. 9 a.m., join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment to tally and remove trash from the Potomac River at Chain Bridge. Register at 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org for more information.

Book Signing. 2 p.m. at Baileys Crossroads Borders, 5871 Crossroads Center Way. Free. Susan Crites will sign “I Love you More Than Rainbows.” 703-998-0404 or www.susancrites.com.

Easter Event. 11 a.m. at Columbia Baptist Church, 103 West Columbia St. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, food and more. Visit www.columbiabaptist.org for more.

Children’s Theater Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St. $10/person. Visit www.teatrodelaluna.org or 703-548-3092. Enjoy painting, puppeteering, and more.

Garage Sale & Flea Market. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at I-66 parking garage. Hosted by Arlington County Civitan. Browse books, clothing, records and more. Free. 703-534-9268.

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. $5/child. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

All Egged Out. 1:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 5 and up can learn about those animals who lay eggs. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Pooper Snoopers. 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can learn how to identify animals by their scat and make a craft. $2/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families can enjoy campfire fun. $4/person. Registration required, 703-228-6535.

Sunday/April 5

Music Performance. 3 p.m. at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road. NOVA Community Chorus performs “Requiem.” Free. 703-845-6097.

Monday/April 6

Stars Tonight for April. 7:30 p.m. at David Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St. Learn about the starry skies of early Spring and more. $3/adult; $2/senior, child. Visit www.apsva.us/planetarium or 703-228-6070.

Family Gaming at the Library. 1 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Try a hand at Wii Sports, Dance, Dance Revolution and many others. Free.

Meet the Artist. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Listen to Matthew Gardner discuss “See What I Wanna See.” Free.

Tuesday/April 7

Egg Hunt. 5:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A at Ballston Mall. Enjoy food, crafts and more. Free. 703-358-9735.

Wednesday/April 8

Talk. 1 p.m. at Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Drive. Kathy Robertson will talk about the Livable Home Tax Credit. Free. 703-228-4406.

Thursday/April 9

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.

Earth Day Silent Auction. 5:30 p.m. at Hendry House in Fort C.F. Smith Park. Presented by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. $50/person. For reservations, 703-354-5093.

Friday/April 10

Art Display. 8 p.m. at Jazirock Studio, 3213 Columbia Pike. Kevin Irvin will show his graffiti work. Free.

Saturday/April 11

Home Show and Expo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Learn how to grow a bonsai tree and other home items. Free. 703-228-3765, or CPRO at 703-892-2776.

Monday/April 13

Mondays at the Movies. 6 p.m. at The Dome Theatre, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Free.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. “The Nine” will be discussed. Free. 703-228-6321.

Tuesday/April 14

Donate Old Bikes. 10 a.m.-noon at Langston-Brown Rec Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St. Everything related to bikes including manuals, spare parts, tools and more are accepted. Suggested donation of $10/bike. Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org or 703-525-0931.

Craft Project: Egg Painting. 5:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A at Ballston Mall. Enjoy food, crafts and more. Free. 703-358-9735.

Wednesday/April 15

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. “The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi” by Aram Roston. Free.