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<cal2>Screening of "Coal Country." 7 p.m. A documentary about community struggles and mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Presented by Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light, Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition, Evening Star Productions and nine Virginia congregations. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Go to www.tinyurl.com/coalcountry. Contact Joelle Novey, email@example.com, 202-885-8684.
POESIS. 7-9 p.m. Octobers POESIS will feature Katie Bowler reading from State Street about Katrina, and poets reading Mourning Katrina anthology, accompanied by Shep Williams on keyboard and Curly Robinson on drums. Open mike follows. Admission is free. Pentagon City Borders, 1201 South Hayes Street, Arlington; call 703-418-0166.
U.S. Army Band. 12 p.m. TUSAB Celebrates Retirement of Command Sgt. Maj. Ross N. Morgan, Jr. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer. Contact Robin Fulkerson, MDW/JFHQ-NCR Media Relations, at 202-685-4645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
<cal2>Concerts at Kenmore. 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Blues: New Music written by and for members of The U.S. Army Blues. At Kenmore Auditorium, Arlington.
<cal2>Fundraiser. Fourth Annual Connect the Dots: Art, Silent Auction and Reception. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 donation suggested. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
<cal2>Harvest Reflections (reflections on autumn and harvesting the earth’s bounty). Part of the Arlington Artists Alliance Show. The exhibit and sale will open on Friday, Oct. 23 with a preview from 12 - 6 p.m. and reception from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The show and sale will continue on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. At the Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington.
<cal2>Children's Opera "Pinocchio." Presented during school day mornings (Oct. 21, 22 and 23 ) and on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5/seat weekdays, $6/child and $12/adults on weekend. Tickets can be purchased through the Opera Guild by calling Miriam Miller at 703-536-7557. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, inside the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 S. Old Glebe Road in Arlington. Visit www.operaguildnova.org.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Fall Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children’s thrift store with clothes, toys and more; children’s games, face-painting, moon bounce and crafts, Gourmet Shop, Gift Shop, bake sale and much more. At 4250 N. Glebe Road, Arlington.
Oktoberfest Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walker Chapel's annual fall rummage sale. Clothing and shoes, electronics, furniture, tools, hardware, jewelry, housewares, crafts, pecans, and baked goods. At 4102 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Call 703-538-5200.
Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction. 8:30-11 a.m. Great items and services will be offered in the silent auction and a Kids Korner will keep young ones entertained while parents browse. Suggested donation: $6 adult, $3 child (4-10), Free (under 4). At Advent Lutheran Church, 2222 S. Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington. Contact Nancy Jairrels at 703-521-7010 or email@example.com.
Opera Night. 7:30 p.m. The Washington Vocal Arts Ensemble presents an Opera Night at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. $20/adults, $10/students and seniors. Visit www.bishopoconnell.org/operanight or call 703-237-1462.
Oyster Feast and Pig Roast. 5-8 p.m. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington. Advanced tickets for adults are $35. Tickets at the door are $40; children 5-13 are $10; and children under 5 are free. At the American Service Center Garage, 601 N. Randolph Street, Arlington. Call 703-621-5047.
Country Market Fair. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Alexandria Country Day School. Huge rides, BBQ from Del Merei Grille, live music, games, arts and crafts. At 2400 Russell Road, Alexandria. Free. Call 703-548-4804 or go to acdsnet.org.
<cal2>Marriage Jubilee Mass. 3 p.m. Bishop Paul S. Loverde will honor the 218 couples celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries at the annual Diocesan Marriage Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Arlington. Visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/family_life.php.
Kid-Tastic Celebration. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family with plenty of moon bounces, face painting, bubbles, balloon animals, circus performances, crafts, and live music. Coincides with the 34th Annual Marine Corps Marathon. Sponsored by the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID). At 18th Street and Crystal Drive in Crystal City, Arlington.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital Open House. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The goal of the Open House is to raise money for local animal welfare groups and to increase community awareness of the organizations. Both current clients and members of the community are invited to participate in various raffles and pet games, including a Halloween costume contest, in order to raise the maximum amount possible for the rescue groups. Located at 2955 S. Glebe Rd, Arlington. Call 703-535-3100, or visit www.caringhandsvet.com/arlington.
<cal2>Book Review. 1 p.m. The Woman's Club of Arlington discusses "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," by author Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows. At 700 S. Buchanan Street, Arlington. Call 703-553-5800.
<cal2>NOVA Community Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Presents Johannes Brahms, a German Requiem. With four-hands version with Christine and David Hagan, pianists, sung in the new English translation by William J. Bullock. With Therese LaGoe, soprano soloist, and William Brown/Nicholas King, baritone soloists. At the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, NVCC, 3001 N. Beauregard Street. Admission is $10. Call 703-845-6097.
<cal2>Brucker Hall Chamber Music Series. 7:30 p.m. new works for wind instruments. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer.
<cal2>"Nora's Lost" — A one-act play by Yorktown High School's Theatre Department. 7 p.m. Showcases one woman's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease and life's joys, losses and loves. At Williamsburg Middle School, 3500 N. Harrison Street. Tickets $5 adults, $3 students at door. Call YHS Theatre Office 703-228-5414.
<cal2>The U.S. Army Band Downrange. 7:30 p.m. Deranged, a pop/rock variety show with tunes from Rihanna, The Eagles, and Bon Jovi. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer.
Lunchtime Chamber Concert. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Presented by the Friday Morning Music Club (On Thursdays). At the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington. Call 703-228-1850. Go to www.arlingtonarts.org.
Fall Pops Concert. 7 p.m. Free. Features performances by the Madrigals, Advanced Chorus, High School Chorus, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Presented by Washington-Lee High School Music Department.
<cal2>Downrange Halloween Concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. In gothic Halloween garb, the 9 singers and 14-member Combo will perform tunes with 'Halloween' titles: Thriller, My Immortal, Witchy Woman, Disturbia ... and many more. At Fort Myer on the main stage at Brucker Hall. Call 703-696-6040.
<cal2>APC Fall Music Series. 7 p.m. The Army Strings has a wide repertoire of music including familiar names like Bach and Vivaldi as well as Traditional Folk songs from around the world. At Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-920-5660.
The U.S. Army Band Downrange. 7:30 p.m. Deranged, a pop/rock variety show with tunes from Rihanna, The Eagles, and Bon Jovi. At Brucker Hall, Fort Myer.
<cal2>Country Western Dance (Halloween Dance). 7:30 p.m. line dance. 8 p.m. couples specialty dance. Open dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha and specialty dances. Admission is $10 for NVCWDA members, $12/non-members. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Visit the web site, www.nvcwda.org or call our hot line 703-860-4941.
Guided Walking Tour of Westover. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Two-mile, 10-stop Westover Walkabout route begins and ends in front of the new Reed School/Library facility, 1644 North McKinley Street. Part of Halloween Day Reed School Westover Branch Library Community Celebration.
<cal2>Reeb Hall Artists Annual Open Studio Event. 1-4 p.m. At Reed Hall, 4451 First Place South, Arlington. Most of the 15 artists working at Reeb Hall Studios will be available to meet and discuss their work. Visit www.reebhallstudios.com or call 703-772-3861.
<cal2>G-Men and Journalists. 3-4:30 p.m. Top News Stories of the FBI's First Century with speaker Susan Bennett. At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 Quincy Street, Arlington. Call ALRI at 703-228-2144.
<cal1>Friday, Nov. 6.
<cal2>Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and Suite pour Orgue. 8 p.m. In celebration of a new Di Gennaro-Hart pipe organ. Featuring Nathan Laube, Organist; Debby Wenner, Mezzo-Soprano; Jonathan Hoffman, Baritone; Thom Robertson, Music Director; and the Grace Church Choral Society. At Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road (corner of W. Glebe), Alexandria. Call 703-549-1980.
<cal2>Fall Fest. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features a treasures/yard sale, crafts, homemade baked items, a silent auction and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds go to local charities. At Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, Carpenter Hall, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Call 703-538-4886.
Church Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. handmade items, Christmas gifts, decorations, knit and crochet sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves, used books, white elephants, bake sale and lunch. At St. Agnes Catholic Church Parish Center, 1914 N. Randolph St., Arlington. Call 703-524-8627.
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.
Travel Tales Too. 8 p.m. A concert recalling dances from the past 12 years of Jane Franklin Dance. At Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Tickets $28 - $10 at 703-933-1111 or http://www.janefranklin.com.
<cal2>Soup & Pie/Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard sale items, homemade soups and pies, Christmas crafts and bake sale items. At Arlington Church of the Brethren, 300 N. Montague St., Arlington (in North Arlington just east of Seven Corners.) Call 703-524-4100 or email email@example.com.
<cal2>Travel Tales Too. 2 p.m. A concert recalling dances from the past 12 years of Jane Franklin Dance. At Gunston Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Tickets $28 - $10 at 703-933-1111 or http://www.janefranklin.com.
<cal2>New Works. The Arlington Artists Alliance will host a show for the entire month of November 2009 at the Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. "New Works" will hang from Nov. 2-30. A reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. Wine and light refreshments will be available.
<cal2>DMZ to Delta Dance. 8 p.m. to midnight. $30/tickets. The dance offers an atmosphere of military camaraderie and dancing to the music of the Vietnam War era. Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., Chapter 227. At the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Call 703-255-0353 or visit the chapter’s web site at www.vva227.org.
<cal2>"Striking 12." To join Arena Restaged Part Two. Pop-Rock Comedy and Holiday Musical for people who dread the holidays. At Arena Stage in Crystal City. Tickets for "Striking 12" range from $25 to $45. Showtimes are Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 3 and 10 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4 and 11 at 8 p.m.; Sunday Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sunday December 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call 202-488-3300
<cal2>Artful Weekend Art Show and Sale. At Fort C.F. Smith Park. Come and browse works of art for unique, original gifts for the holidays. The Alliance will show the works of 35 of its members at this event. The event will be open Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon until 4 p.m. During the Art Show, the Star Dust Dance Band will play. Fort C.F. Smith Park is located at 2411 N. 24th Street.
<cal2>Messiah Sing-Along. 7:30 p.m. With the adult choir, soloists and orchestra (Don Witman, conducting). Sing-Along participants are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. At St. Peter's Church, 4250 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact the Church office at 703-536-6606, or firstname.lastname@example.org.