<cal1>Saturday Nights

<cal2>Skate Night. Every Saturday night from now to March 26, 2011. Family skating from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Teen-only skating from 9 to 11 p.m. Live deejay. Admission is $2/person; skate rental is $3/person. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington. Call Mary McMullen at 703-228-4711 or visit www.arlingtonva.us/teens/

<cal1>Friday Mornings.

<cal2>Line Dancing Class. 10 to 11 a.m. Line dancing with Barbara Allen. Covers the basic steps, then combines them to music for a gentle, social, aerobic workout. More experienced line dancers are welcome as they can assist the newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

<cal1>Now through April 14

<cal2>Watercolor 1.0. 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $170 for seven weeks. Have fun learning the basics of watercolor painting with two local artists, Beth Hudgins and Linda Maldonado. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 N. Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org or call 703-894-0539.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 16

<cal2>Author Ashley Merryman. 7:30 p.m. Co-Author of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. Presented by Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. RSVP to aucp@verizon.net. Call 703-892-3878 or visit www.aucpva.org.

Lecture. 3 to 4:30 p.m. "The Past Two Years of the Roberts’ Court." Speaker is Robert L. Weinberg who will discuss several Supreme Court decisions in recent years.

At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 Quincy St., Arlington. Call ALRI at 703-228-2144.

Spring Lawn Care Basics. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Offered by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. At the Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St, Arlington. Pre-registration is required; please contact Master Gardener Help Desk at 703-228-6414; ex013mg@vt.edu.

<cal1>Thursday/March 17

<cal2>Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson. Silhouettes are all hand-cut, original works of art. Will appear at Kinderhaus Toys, 122 N. Fillmore, Arlington. Call 703-527-5929. Visit www.cutarts.com or call 805-230-9293.

Horticulturist Laura Beaty. 11 a.m. Free. Will discuss the benefits of growing native plants to the Rock Spring Garden Club. At Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Visit http://rockspringgardenclub.blogspot.com

"Boondock Saints" film. 7:15 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day special movie. Admission is $5.50. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com.

<cal1>March 18-19

<cal2>Comedian Charlyne Yi. Admission is $20. Charlyne Yi from Knocked Up, Paper Heart, Semi-Pro, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon and Conan. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Visit http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com

<cal1>Friday/March 18

<cal2>International Children’s Concert. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. To benefit the Adja Penda Ba School in Senegal, Africa. At the Arlington Traditional Elementary School Gym, 855 Edison Road, North, Arlington. Tax-exempt donations can be made to: OPEN International 5925 10th Rd., North, Arlington, VA 22205. Contact Merari Chollette at merarihc@yahoo.com.

<cal1>Saturday/March 19

<cal2>Arlington Aglow. 9:15 a.m. Breakfast Reach out meeting. The speaker is the Rev. Carol Sargent Miller. Sponsored by Arlington Aglow. All women are invited to attend. Meets at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3439 Payne St., Bailey’s Crossroads. Call Betty Rose Forsell at 703-671-9264.

Clarendon Fitness Open House. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Discover the fundamentals of balance, strength training, nutrition, endurance and more. At Clarendon Fitness, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-465-0101.

Spring Luncheon. Noon. Will feature an interactive panel discussion on health and work-life balance. Tickets are $55. RSVP springluncheon@nuxizeta.org. Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Nu Xi Zeta). At the Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington.

Reading: A Family Affair. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free books, storytelling, puppet shows and more for the entire family. Presented by the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. At James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Visit www.lcnv.org/rafa for a schedule of the day’s events.

"Snakes on a Plane." 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15. Presented by the Raspberry Brothers. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com

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

Country Western Dance. BJ Brown will be the DJ. Karen Johnson will teach the "Irish Stew" line dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Brian and Kathy O'Connor will teach a beginners "Night Club Two Step" beginning at 8 p.m. Open dancing is from 8:30-11 p.m. and includes Two Step, Waltz, line, Swing, Cha Cha, and specialty dances. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5; PSDC members $10. Regular admission rates do not apply to special events dances. Snacks and drinks will be available. Visit www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941 and leave a message. At the Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

<cal1>Sunday/March 20

<cal2>TV Party: "Arrested Development." 7:20 p.m. Admission is $12. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. http://ArlingtonDrafthouse.com

<cal1>Tuesday/March 22

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With the Soul Tones of Swing. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Words & Music: Singer/Songwriter Series. 7:30 p.m. Justin Trawick with Christylez Bacon. Admission is $8/$6. Host Jon Kaplan performs and talks with singer/songwriters from around the region and across the country. At the Artisphere.

<cal1>Thursday/March 24

<cal2>Butterfly Field Trip. 7:30 p.m. Washington Area Butterfly Club meets at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Club members Rick Borchelt and Richard Smith will discuss efforts to increase information about butterflies in our area, which will help promote butterfly conservation. Call 703-228-6535.

Friday Morning Music Club. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. At the Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington.

<cal1>Friday/March 25

<cal2>Kenmore Middle School Silent Auction. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Over 250 items available for bid including tickets to Walt Disney World, personally autographed hockey stick signed by Alex Ovechkin, hotel and restaurant gift certificates, golf outings, wine tasting, theater and museum tickets. At 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. www.apsva.us/kenmore.

<cal1>March 25-26

<cal2>Comedian Johnny Sanchez. Admission is $20. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Saturday/March 26

<cal2>The Story of Wood. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn about forestry, tree planting, wood lore and other wood uses. Presented by the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust. Hosted by NVRPA’s Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington. Call 703-528-5406.

"Shop, Schmooze, Savor." Noon to 5 p.m. A women’s mini-expo with jewelry, crafts, food, exhibits, demonstrations and fun. At Lyon Village Community House, corner of Lee Hwy and N Highland St, Arlington. In lieu of an entry fee, donations will be collected for Doorways Women and Families Shelter. Contact Renee Fisher at reneefisher5@verizon.net.

<cal1>Sunday/March 27

<cal2>Singles Senior Champagne Buffet. Noon. Monthly elegant buffet at Ft. Myer’s Officers’ Club. Free champagne, orange juice, coffee, and tea are included. Enjoy music performed by a group from Madagascar. Open to all. Photo ID is required at the Wright Gate (end of N. Meade Street and Marshall Drive, adjacent to the Iwo Jima Memorial), and the Hatfield Gate on Washington Blvd. Park free adjacent and across from the Officers' Club. Contact Seena King, 301-530-4884.

<cal1>Sunday/March 27

<cal2>5K Run. Walter L. Mess W&OD Trail 5K Run. The start and finish of the race will be located at the American Legion Post Lodge #130 located at 400 North Oak Street in Falls Church. To register or get more run information, visit www.mc-coop.org or call 703-927-4833.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 29

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. With the Deja Blue Blues Band. Admission is $10. At the Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Amy Speace. 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Previewing her forthcoming album, Land Like a Bird. At IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.

<cal1>Thursday/March 31

<cal2>Sex Rules! Safer sex lecturer Maria Falzone. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15/door. Visit www.comedyindc.com. At the Comedy Spot at Ballston Common Mall.

<cal1>March 31 through April 2

<cal2>Lions Club Fundraiser. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh Florida Citrus and pure Vermont Maple syrup for sale. At Overlee Pool, 6030 Lee Highway, lower parking lot. Call 703-243-7938.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 5

<cal2>Swing Dancing. 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10. With The Grandsons. At Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

<cal1>Thursday/April 7

<cal2>Brown Bag Lunch Event. Noon to 1 p.m. With Hugh Montgomery and his new book, Bureaucratic Nirvana. Held in the M-level conference room at the Potomac Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Arlington. To RSVP, reply to Laurie Kinney at lkinney@potomacinstitute.org.

<cal1>April 8 Through May 7

<cal2>"Stage Door." Produced by the American Century Theater. Show times are Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. There is no performance on Sunday, April 24. TACT will also host a post show talk-back on Thursday, ------April 14. Tickets can be ordered online at www.americancentury.org or by calling 703-998-4555. At Gunston Theatre II, 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington.

<cal1>April 8-9-10

<cal2>"You Can’t Take It With You." Bishop O’Connell’s drama department presents comedy. Dates are April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m.; April 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5/students and seniors; $10/general. At Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Call 703-237-1448.

<cal1>Saturday/April 9

<cal2>Harp Concert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10. With Jo and Wayne Morrison of Port Righ, specializing in Scottish music with harp, bagpipe, concertina, and voice. At Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church.

Charity Chili Cook Off. 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Sponsored by the NoVA Delta Gamma Alumnae to support the Delta Gamma Foundation. At Lyon Village Community House, 1920 North Highland St., Arlington. Purchase tickets at http://www.novadeltagamma.org/chiliCookOff.html.

Kids' Clothing, Toy, and Equipment Consignment Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Half price starts at noon. Cribs, strollers, books, games, videos, safety gates, maternity and more. Credit cards accepted. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples. See www.nvpom.com/sale for more information or contact sale@nvpom.com. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.

Wineology Fundraiser. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wine-tasting benefit includes wine, cheese, appetizers, desserts, door prizes and live music. At Our Savior Lutheran Church, 825 S. Taylor St., Arlington. Reservations www.osva.org. Call 703-892-4846 or email osloffice@comcast.net.

<cal1>Thursday/April 14

<cal2>Portfolio in Motion Fashion Show. 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $100. Student fashion show and reception. For the 13 senior Fashion Design students, it is their first opportunity to display their own lines, which they not only design, but sew themselves. At Marymount University’s Rose Benté Lee Center, 2807 North Glebe Road in Arlington. Call 703-526-6873.

"Funatical: Taking Comedy to the Extreme." Muslim, Jewish, Christian comedians perform an interfaith and intercultural stand-up tour. At Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse in Arlington.

Sex Rules! Safer sex lecturer Maria Falzone. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15/door. Visit www.comedyindc.com. At the Comedy Spot at Ballston Common Mall.

<cal1>April 15-16

<cal2>Comedian Jay Pharoah. Admission is $23. At the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington.

<cal1>Monday/April 18

<cal2>The Courage Cup Charity Golf Tournament. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will benefit Snowball Express and the work it does for military families throughout the year. At the Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. For information on how to register or on how to purchase a sponsor package, visit www.airpowergolf.com, or contact Callie Ziobro at 617-337-9533 or via email at cziobro@thecastlegrp.com.

<cal1>Saturday/April 23

<cal2>Book Talk. Noon. Cost is $15. Local authors Natalie Wexler and David Stewart will discuss their books. Wexler’s historical novel, A More Obedient Wife, is about two women married to early Supreme Court Justices James Iredell and James Wilson during the federal government’s first decade. Stewart's story of the Senate trial of Andrew Johnson, Impeached, is as gripping as any legal fiction. At NRECA Building, 4301 N. Taylor St., Arlington. Make reservations to Miriam Miller at mcdm1@verizon.net or 703-536-7557.

<cal1>April 28

<cal2>Sex Rules! Safer sex lecturer Maria Falzone. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15/door. Visit www.comedyindc.com. At the Comedy Spot at Ballston Common Mall.

<cal1>Sunday/May 22

<cal2>Taste of Arlington. Noon to 5 p.m. More than 40 restaurants, local talent, arts and crafts, children’s activities. Tickets are eight tastes for $20/online; or eight tastes for $25/door. At Wilson Boulevard and Ballston Common Mall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1. Visit www.tasteofarlington.com/tickets.html or call 703-528-3527.

<cal1>Oct. 21 to 23

<cal2>U.S. FreedomWalk Festival. A family friendly weekend, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship. Different trails will be offered each day, and a variety of distances ranging from 3 miles (5 km) to 27 miles (43 km) is offered each day starting each day at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn.