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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 703-778-9412 with any questions. Photos are welcome.

<cal1>Sept. 17 Through Oct. 16

<cal2>"The Tenth Man." Show times are Thursday through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Pay-what-you-can preview performances on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. and an additional pay-what-you-can performance on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be ordered online at www.americancentury.org or by calling 703-998-4555. The American Century Theater performs at Theater II in the Gunston Arts Center, 2700 South Lang Street , Arlington.

<cal1>Sept. 1 Through Sept. 31

<cal2>Name that Painting. Each participating artist at The Arlington Arts Gallery will hang an un-named piece of art and invite viewers to write their own interpretations/titles/names for the piece. The artist will choose the one they find best represents their art. Wine and cheese reception is Saturday, Sept. 18 from 5-8 p.m. At 5179 Lee Highway, Arlington (between Caribbean Grill and Yorktown Bistro).

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 30

<cal2>"America's Special Land." An exhibition of award-winning photographs of the Southwest by Will Haubert, is on display at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road, Arlington (703-228-6330). Hours: Mon.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue.: Closed; Wed.: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.; Thu.: 10 p.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Free. Artist's reception on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will be holding daytime training this fall, beginning Sept. 13 through Dec. 13, 2010 on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. Classroom training will be scheduled for the morning with field training to follow in the afternoons. Applications are due Aug. 22, 2010.

For more information and to complete an application, visit the Arlington Regional Master Naturalist website at www.armn.org.

Comedy Zone DC. Advance Tickets $20 in advance with complimentary parking. Three Shows every Weekend at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 p.m. Saturday. Comedy Zone Revue & Dinner Show featuring Live Music while you eat dinner followed by a magician, and then the headlining comic. At Windows Over Washington Restaurant, Double Tree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, 14th Floor, Arlington. Visit www.TasteOurLaughter.com

<cal1>Saturdays

<cal2>Tai Chi — Free first class. Study authentic Chinese body-mind principles from the family lineage that created Tai Chi. Improve health and build strength, balance and more. Beginners welcome. Weekly classes in silk-reeling fundamentals and forms. Intermediate/advanced instruction in push-hands, weapons, martial applications. Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the Dance Factory, 954 N Monroe St, Arlington. Contact head instructor at 703-801-0064. www.truetaichi.com

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 17

<cal2>Threads in the Tapestry of Interior Design. Opening reception, Friday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will include framed pieces from Marymount’s Wilhemina Boldt Collection. At Marymount University’s Barry Art Gallery in the Reinsch Library on Marymount’s Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at 703-284-1561, or e-mail judy.bass@marymount.edu.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Immigration Conflict in Northern Virginia. 7 to 9:30 p.m. "9500 Liberty" film documentary and panel discussion on immigration conflict in Northern Virginia. $10 suggested contribution, childcare provided. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. (southwest corner of Route 50 and George Mason Drive, entrance on George Mason Drive), Arlington.

"Al-Qaida: Quo Vadis?" Noon to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 North Stuart Street Suite 200, Arlington. RSVP is required. Send name and affiliation to Rachel Beistel, Research Coordinator, at icts@potomacinstitute.org or call 703-562-4522.

Welcome Aboard Coffee. 10 a.m. Come browse at information tables for social and volunteer activities. Areas of club interest include selections from the store, Temptations; tour groups and neighborhood coffee groups. Cost is $10, payable at the door. Sponsored by the Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club. At the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington. Contact Betty Kamp at 703-538-5874 or 703-785-9196 orjckamp@aol.com by Sept. 10.

Constitution Day Program. 12:30 p.m. Free. With speaker Frank J. Williams. At the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Contact Terry Alford at talford@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3274.

Author Event. 7 p.m. "Temporary Lives: Stories" by Ramola D. George Washington University teacher Ramola D, winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, offers ten vivid portraits of modern-day misfits. At the Arlington Central Library Auditorium.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 16

<cal2>"The Evolution of a Garden." 11 a.m. Smithsonian horticulturist Janet Draper will be speaking to the Rock Spring Garden Club. For 13 years, Draper has tended the Smithsonian’s Ripley Garden. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church in Arlington. Call 607-425-4176 to register.

Business Success Secrets. 8 a.m. to noon. Learn how to extend your brand to the internet using real-world strategies and innovative resources. In this half-day, breakfast seminar, you'll discover how to navigate the specific challenges of today's internet marketing landscape, avoiding months' worth of costly trial-and-error pitfalls. At the Sheraton National, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington. Visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/events/bizsuccess/

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Seriously Happy Volunteer Fair. 4 to 7 p.m. Representatives from a dozen local charities will exhibit materials, answer your questions and sign you up to help your neighbors. Free admission, but bring a box of breakfast cereal to donate. Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd, Arlington. Visit www.seriouslyhappy.org or contact Leona Spencer at Leona@seriouslyhappy.org or 703-435-2089.

<cal1>Sept. 17-18

<cal2>Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. Latin American harpists Juan Aquino (Venezuela), Alberto De La Rosa (Mexico) and Marcelo Rojas (Paraguay), will perform at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington. Tickets are $30/adults; $25/students and seniors. Call 703-548-3092 or visit www.teatrodelaluna.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 18

<cal2>Troy University Open House. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. The event will take place at 1515 North Courthouse Road, Suite 140 in Arlington. Troy faculty members will be available to answer questions and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact TROY by email at troydc@troy.edu or call 703-778-6315. Visit www.troy.edu.

Gold Mining Van Trip. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $6 registration required. Tour a Goldvein, Va. museum for a demonstration of gold panning. Meet Northern Virginia Mineral Club member Barry Remer at Long Branch Nature Center. Carpool leaves at 9 a.m. Museum tour starts at 11 a.m. Bring lunch and drinks. Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us. Program #: 612950-P.

Open Casting Call. 4-6 p.m. The Washington Shakespeare Company of Arlington announces an open casting call in Dupont Circle for Klingon and Shakespeare extras to appear in the Sept. 25 gala event "By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon." Visit www.washingtonshakespeare.org or call 202-481-7288.

Herbs Superb. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Taste, smell, and take home samples of herbs grown by VCE Master Gardeners at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden. Visit the garden to learn about herbs, taste a chocolate mint brownie, smell some Lavender, and make an herbal sachet to take home. At 300 South Kensington Street, in Arlington. Call 703-671-5310.

Notable Nature. 3 to 4 p.m. $1 registration required. The whole family is invited to Long Branch Nature Center for a lesson in nature journaling. Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us. Program #: 612950-J or call 703-228-6535.

Family Movie Night. 8 p.m. At St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St. (off Carlin Springs and S. Fifth St.)

Health Fair for Seniors. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Will include blood pressure checks, a nutrition booth, hand washing demonstrations, a promotion booth giving an overview of men’s and women’s health issues plus information about Lifeline. Sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St., Arlington. Call 703-228-4721.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Art Exhibition and Benefit Sale. 2 p.m. Local artists will present affordable art works. A percentage of the purchase price goes to benefit Ste. Croix School in Haiti. At NRECA Building, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-536-7557; Mcdm1@verizon.net.

The Oak Hill September Showcase. 5 p.m. Hosted by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT). At 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. Tickets are $75 or 2 for $125. Space is limited. For reservations or further information, call 703-354-5093 ext.22 or email info@nvct.org.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 20

<cal2>Voice Overs Class. Fee is $39. Getting Paid To Talk, a single-evening, realistic and entertaining introduction to the world of voice overs. Presented by Arlington Public Schools, in conjunction with Voice Coaches. To register by the enrollment deadline, call 703-228-7200.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 21

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the band, Scott Ramminger and the Crawstickers. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Birding Trip. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $35. Join a Patuxent River Park naturalist for a boat ride on the river to look for rails and other marsh birds at this Maryland destination with boardwalks through wooded and open marsh areas along the Patuxent River. Call 703-228-3403. Meet at the Lubber Run Recreation Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington.

Green Companies Making Green Returns. 8 p.m. Sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. At the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Cost is $40/non-members; free for MITEF members. Register at www.mitefdc.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 23

<cal2>Talk on Perennials. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Virginia Tech and Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden, will present an entertaining look at garden perennials. At the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Call 703-228-6414.

After This Life: What Comes Next? 7:30 p.m. Featuring Fr. Benedict Groeschel, founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, based in New York. At the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, 3901 N. Cathedral Lane, Arlington. Visit www.InstituteofCatholicCulture.org or call 703-504-8733.

Author Event. 7 p.m. "Overtaken on the Information Superhighway" by Thomas Bleha. Local author Thomas Bleha discusses how the United States, the global Internet leader in 2000, fell to the middle tier of advanced nations in just eight years, passed up by countries including Japan. At the Arlington Central Library Auditorium.

<cal1>Sept. 23-24

<cal2>Urban Forests. Free. Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Followed by a conference on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $30. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia LEAF (Link to Education About Forests) Program based in the Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment and Arlington County. At the Arlington County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, 2700 S. Taylor St., Arlington. E-mail John Munsell at jfmunsel@vt.edu or call 540-231-1611.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 24

<cal2>Doorways Hosts Brighter Futures Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Free. A fundraiser to educate the community about homelessness. At the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. To save a spot, contact Heather O’Malley at 703-522-8858 x22 or homalley@DoorwaysVA.org.

Memory Matters. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Do you wish you had a better memory for names, dates and other details? This workshop discusses effective strategies to maximize brain functioning and strengthen cognitive abilities. At Virginia Hospital Center, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.

<cal1>Sept. 24-25

<cal2>Potomac Harmony Chorus. Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. Annual Fall Show includes The GG Awards, A Night of Glitz and Glamour, with special guest The Four Bettys, the 2008 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions. Will feature a variety of popular songs, all sung a cappella in four-part barbershop harmony style. Tickets are $20/adults; $15/children and seniors. To order tickets, email tickets@potomacharmony.org or contact Potomac Harmony Chorus directly at 703-764-3896. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Clarendon Day 2010. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 50 vendors including 15 restaurants, music, art, fitness classes, kids’ activities, health screenings and more. The Clarendon Alliance and Virginia Hospital Center Foundation (VHCF) have formed a partnership that combines Clarendon Day and VHCF’s Family Fun Day, offering two events in one central location in the area around the Clarendon Metro Station.

'By Any Other Name: A Night of Shakespeare in Klingon.' 8 p.m. With special guest George Takei. This production includes performances of Shakespearean scenes presented in both English and Klingon, the language spoken by the fictional warrior race in the Star Trek series. At the Rosslyn Spectrum in Arlington. A $150 ticket includes the Klingon event and four flex use theater passes for the WSC 2010-2011 season; a $250 ticket includes the above package plus a ticket to the VIP reception following the performance. Contact 1-800-494-TIXS (8497).

Four Mile Run Cleanup. 10 a.m. to noon. Join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment. Held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup and Clean Virginia Waterways Day. ACE volunteers will be collecting and tallying trash. At Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. To register, contact 703-228-6406 or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

Bilingual Campfire. 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Cost is $5/person; $20/family max. This program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores. Call 703-228-3403. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington.

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $30. The focus on this trip to Gettysburg will be the third day of the battle. Walk the route of Pickett's Charge and visit sites along Seminary and Cemetary Ridges. Leaves from the Lubber Run Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington.

Kids Stuff Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Features used, seasonally appropriate kids clothes, toys and gear, plus maternity clothes, books, videos, Halloween costumes, kids furniture and more. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, corner of Military Road and Lorcom Lane. Go to www.kidsstuffsale.com.

Overeaters Anonymous. 1-4 p.m. A 12-Step program for people who problems with overeating. Open House at Hope Lutheran Church, 4604 Ravensworth Road, Annandale. Call 703-823-6682 or www.oanova.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Yorktown Walkabout. 3 to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Led by Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette with support from WalkArlington and the Yorktown Civic Association. Begins at Greenbrier Park, 5201 28th Street North, Arlington.

AMEN Anniversary. 3 p.m. Supporters of Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN) will celebrate its 35th anniversary. At First Presbyterian Church, 601 North Vermont St., Arlington. The festivities will start with a 30-minute Help the Homeless mini-walk to benefit AMEN. Visit www.emergencyneeds.org.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Author Event. 7 p.m. Free. Earth Talk: "A Deliberate Pause" author Larry Robertson and Naturalist Martin Ogle. Larry Robertson, author of "A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress" joins Martin Ogle, chief naturalist of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, for their talk, "Pausing to Consider Alternative Outcomes: An Entrepreneurial Looks at Earth and Its People." At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. Call Martin Ogle at 703-528-5406.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9-11 p.m. Cost is $10. With the band, Bad Influence. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

NSF Huge Kid’s Yard Sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gently used infant and children’s clothing (to size 5T), costumes, socks, shoes/boots, outerwear, hats, dresses, maternity clothing, furniture, cribs, play yards, exersaucers, high chairs, DVD’s/CD’s, games, toys, puzzles, strollers, books, dolls, stuffed toys, blankets and more. At the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact lisa_ellin@hotmail.com and splimpto@nsf.gov

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 1

<cal2>Jason & the Scorchers. 9 p.m. Tickets are $19. With special guest Stacie Collins. At IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.

<cal1>Oct. 1-2

<cal2>"Red, Hot & Fabulous." Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Bowen McCauley Dance will debut their milestone season with performances of some of their greatest hits. The Saturday show will include a 15th Anniversary Gala Celebration with signature cocktails, light buffet, silent auction and local DC notable guests. Ticket Information: $50 Friday; $150 Saturday. At Arlington’s Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington. Call 703-820-9771.

Growing Communities. Leadership Training Seminar. Two-day hands-on workshop using American Community Gardens Association’s curriculum for leadership development. At the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. Call the Arlington County Master Gardener Help Desk at 703-228-6414, or email:ex013mg@vt.edu.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 2

<cal2>Oktoberfest Beer Festival. 12 noon to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Capitol City Brewing Company. With 60 beers and authentic German food and music provided by Washington Sängerbund Choral Group and Orchestra. Admission is $25 for 10 drink tickets (one general admission pass per person) and free for non-drinkers. Many popular Shirlington Village restaurants will offer their culinary favorites all afternoon and early evening along the streetscape. At The Village at Shirlington, 4001 Campbell Ave., in Arlington. Visit www.capcitybrew.com

Herp Hike. 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. $3 registration required. Ages 6 and up. Learn what herps (reptiles and amphibians) frequent Long Branch Nature Center and local backyards. Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us. Program #: 612920-B or call 703-228-6535.

<cal1>Oct. 2-3

<cal2>NVHG Fall Festival Craft Showcase. 60 local artisans of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild display their wares. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3. At the Ernst Cultural Center NVCC, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Visit www.nvhg.org to see examples of work by many members of the Guild.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 3

<cal2>11th Annual InfoExpo. Noon to 4 p.m. Free event providing information, health screenings, expert speakers and entertainment for those 50 or older. With ABC7 meteorologist Bob Ryan, and actors Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry. At Ballston Common Mall. Call 301-949-9766

<cal1>Tuesday/Oct. 5

<cal2>14th Annual Golf Cup Classic. Noon. (Shotgun tee-off at 1 p.m.) Join the Arlington Community Foundation for its 14th Annual Golf Cup Classic at the Washington Golf & Country Club .The tournament is open to individuals or teams of four. The format will be Captain's Choice, also called Scramble or Super Ball. At the Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Road, Arlington.

Community Cup Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. Captain’s Choice tournament. Cocktails, buffet, raffle and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Arlington Community Foundation. At the Washington Golf and Country Club. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. Contact Allison Lewis at 703-243-4785 or visit the website at www.arlcf.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 9

<cal2>Hanssen Spy Talk. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $5. The infamous spy and traitor Robert Hanssen worked in secrecy all around the nation's Capitol for years before being discovered. Call 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S Carlin Springs Rd

Nature Digital Photography. 3:30 to 5 p.m. $5 registration required. Ages 8 to 14. Learn basic photographic techniques and settings using a digital camera to photograph animals, plants, and natural objects inside and outside Long Branch Nature Center. Bring memory cards and A/V camera cable to view images on a TV monitor. Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us. Program #: 612920-C or call 703-228-6535.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 13

<cal2>College Night Fair. 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Arlington Public Schools at Ballston Commons Mall. Visit www.Ballston-common.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 17

<cal2>Bishop Ireton Cardinal 5K Run. Online registration through Oct. 13 at www.cardinal5krace.com. Mail registration with check to BI Athletic Boosters to Pacers of Arlington, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington VA 22201 by Oct. 8. Entry fees: $30 pre-registration, $35 Race Day. Takes place 9 a.m., 4001 Eisenhower Ave. (Cameron Run), fundraiser for Bishop Ireton Athletic Boosters. Bring canned food for United Community Ministries.

Fall Flowers and Fungi Hike 2. 2 to 4 p.m. $3 registration required. Walk with a naturalist and explore fall wildflowers and fungi on the Turkey Run Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Adults and children age 10 and up. Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us Program # 612840-B or call 703-228-3403.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Thomas P. Leckey Affordable Housing Forum. 1-4 p.m. Explore options for increasing the amount of money available for affordable housing at the local level. At the NRECA Auditorium, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Autumn Deer Days Campfire. 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Cost is $5/person; $20/family max. This program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores. Call 703-228-3403. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington.

Stuck With Shots. What is the difference between the seasonal flu vaccine and H1N1? When should we get the pneumonia vaccine? How does the shingles vaccine work? If I travel out of the country, what does the CDC recommend? Learn how routine and travel immunizations work and protect us from disease. The free lectures are held at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 23

<cal2>Annandale Fall Festival and Parade. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Annual Parade, held since 1950, will march along Columbia Pike from 10 a.m. to noon and finish at the Festival Grounds. Multiple rock bands and Jazz groups will set your toes tapping while "The Taste of Annandale" with food from many culinary cuisines will satisfy every taste craving. Merchants will offer handmade jewelry, ceramics, imported silks, pet accessories, art work, and more. In the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. For Festival or Vendor information or for the parade entry form go to www.annandalechamber.com or write festival@annandalechamber.com.

Stories ‘Round the Campfire. 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Cost is $5/person; $20/family max. This program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores. Call 703-228-3403. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington.

<cal1> Wednesday/ Oct. 27

<cal2>Wild Ones: Feeling Squirrelly? 4 to 5 p.m. $3 registration required. Ages 6 to 10. Join an exciting nature club that meets twice a month at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Register at https://registration.arlingtonva.us. Program #: 612820-L or call 703-228-3403.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 30

<cal2>Spooktacular Campfire. 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Cost is $5/person; $20/family max. This program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores. Call 703-228-3403. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 31

<cal2>Marine Corps Marathon. 7:55 a.m. The annual marathon sponsored by the Washington Post begins and ends in Arlington at the Iwo Jima Memorial after running its course past Washington's monuments. Beginning at 7:55 a.m. for wheelchair and hand cycle participants and 8 a.m. for runners. Call 800-RUN-USMC or visit http://www.marinemarathon.com/.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 1

<cal2>Rehearsals Begin. Mondays from 7-9 p.m. Come and sing Vivaldi's "Gloria." The Columbia Pike Community Chorus is welcoming singers for their Dec. 19, 2010 performance of Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria." Both rehearsals and performance are held at Trinity Church, 2217 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Contact Barbara Stefan, Music Director at 703-346-3512 or bstefan47@gmail.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 2

<cal2>Birding Trip: Hawk Watch. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $30. A variety of raptors, including the Golden Eagle follow the Kittatinny Ridge during migration. Waggoner’s Gap in the Kittatinny ridge in Pennsylvania between Cumberland and Perry Counties is an established watch area. Call 703-228-3403. Meet at the Lubber Run Recreation Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Diagnosing Dementia. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s? Is it natural to have memory issues as we age? How do we test for this? And what can we do to slow the progression down? The free lectures are held at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 13

<cal2> Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Workshop. 1 to 3 p.m. Get ready for next season’s trout fishing. Learn about bugs and how fishermen make fake "flies" that mimic them. $7 fee. For adults and children age 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-228-3403. Program # 612850-H.

<cal1>Nov. 16

<cal2>Memory Screenings. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Concerned about your memory? Virginia Hospital Center, Care Options and Arlington County will be sponsoring free, confidential memory screenings to promote proper detection of memory problems and provide education about successful aging. At the Walter Reed Multipurpose Center. Call 703-237-9048.

<cal1>Dec. 10

<cal2>Healthy Muscles & Balance. Learn about the importance of maintaining balance as we age and navigate through our environments. What can we do to maintain or improve our muscle strength so we remain safe and possibly avoid falls? The free lectures are held at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.