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Arlington Calendar for April 25

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.

Melody Tavern, 3650 S. Glebe Road, Suite 170

Arlington. Call 703-413-4141.

  • Thursday, April 26: Barry Gurley (jazz, pop)

  • Friday, April 27: David Cole & Main Street Blues (blues, jazz, pop)

  • Saturday, April 28: Rhapsody Blue (jazz, R&B)

  • Sunday, April 29: Brunch featuring Jaared (jazz)

Now Through July 3

"Eternal Washington: Black and White Photographs by Greg Embree", At Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road, Arlington (703-228-6330); through July 3, 2012. Hours: Mon.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tue.: Closed; Wed.: 1 p.m.-9 p.m.; Thu.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Opening reception on the library balcony on Thursday, Apr. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday Mornings

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.

Month of April

Artwork by Tweety Thuy Dong. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 300 Park Ave., first floor hallway, Falls Church. Artist's reception is Feb. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. and April 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Now Through June 10

This is My City. Local and international student photography show. Opening reception is April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show provides students with an opportunity to learn photography fundamentals while exploring their own communities and to have their best works exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center (AAC). At Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Call 703-248-6800.

Now through November

National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest. Cherry Blossoms are blooming inside and outside in Crystal City this spring with a new partnership between the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and FotoDC. Some 150 finalists and judges’ favorites from FotoDC's Second Annual National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest will be exhibited along Crystal City's interior walkways. This year’s contest will feature photography from four different categories such as landscape, people, festivities and vintage. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Now Through June 9

A Life in Art: A Retrospective of Works. By John Bryans. Opening Reception and Talk: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 4-6 p.m. Primarily a watercolorist, Bryans also works in acrylics, ink, silk screen, oils and assemblage of found objects. At the Crossroads Gallery, Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads, 3440 S Jefferson St, Falls Church.

Now Through May 16

Free Financial Seminars. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. At Arlington Central Library, 2nd floor meeting room, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Contact Evelyn Englis at 703-228-6421 or Eevelyn2@VT.EDU.

  • April 25 — David Ehrlich, "How to Start Your Own Business."

  • May 2 —†Tim Wesling " Interest Rates and their Effects on the Economy."

  • May 9 — Special Guest & Tim Wesling "How To Sell and Invest in Gold."

  • May 16 — Anh-Thu Mai and Special Guest "Using Coupons To Save Money."

Wednesday/April 25

Eco-Friendly Insect and Disease Control. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to manage or control insects and diseases affecting flowers, shrubs, and trees with minimum impact on your health and the environment. At Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. To register, call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com

Power Purge and Shred. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents can drop off everything from paper to batteries, desktop computers and laptops to TVs, monitors and microwaves, in addition to household paints and supplies. Sponsored by the Crystal City Business Improvement District. The event is located in the parking lot located at the intersection of 20th Street and S. Bell Street, directly adjacent to 220 Twentieth Street in Arlington.

The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. 7 p.m. Twilight Tattoo. At Summerall Field, Ft. Myer.

Bullying Prevention Symposium. 8:30 a.m. Free. With the goal of providing youth with the skills they need to treat each other with understanding and

respect. Presented by the Fairfax Partnership for Youth. At the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855-A Annandale Road, Annandale. Register online at www.fairfaxyouth.org.

Thursday/April 26

Talk on Parenting. 7 p.m. Free. With Washington Post parenting columnist Marguerite Kelly. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). At Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington.

Midtown Dickens with Mother Banjo and Dean Fields. 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. At the IOTA Club & CafÈ, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-522-8340 or visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.

Week of the Young Child. Health and Safety Fun Fair. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Inova Fairfax Hospital atrium, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Join in celebrating the “little” reasons why we love our work! There will be informational booths, exhibits, and door prizes.

"Insiders View." 1 p.m. Jim Demetrion, former director of the Smithsonian Hirshorn Museum, will speak with an "Insiders View" of running a large museum and how decisions are made on which exhibits to show and how they are displayed. At Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. Call 703-527-8574.

Friday/April 27

Patch Adams Fundraiser. 8 p.m. Lez Zeppelin will perform Live at the State Theater in Falls Church as part of a fundraiser benefiting Patch Adams and the Gesundheit Institute. Special appearance by Patch Adams. Tickets are $25. At the State Theater in Falls Church. Visit www.thestatetheatre.com for tickets or www.patchadams.org.

April 27, 28 and 29

”Bell, Book and Candle.” 2 p.m. Tickets are $10/door. Presented by the Teens and Theatre Company. At The Comedy Spot, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.teensandtheatre.org or 703-242-0092.

Saturday/April 28

Library Tech Talk. 2 p.m. Practical Strategies for Preserving Your Digital Stuff. Learn how to preserve photos, messages, video and more. At Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

Miss Gay Arlington Pageant. 8 p.m. Cost is $10/person. The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) will host a pageant open to all individuals, over 21, who portray the female persona, regardless of where they reside. Contestants will compete in four categories: 1) Presentation (Mardi Gras); 2) Talent; 3) Evening Gown; and 4) On-stage Question. At Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant, 555 23rd St. South, Arlington. Contact pageant promotor, Daniel L. Hays at daniel@agla.org.

Pole Dance America Tour. 10 a.m. The event is kicking off the Ms. Virginia title, with 20 ladies from across the state coming together to earn a spot in the regional competition with a chance to become the first Pole Dance America Champion. At the Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, at Washington Reagan National Airport.

Art Party and Studio Crawl. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. The 27 professional artists at Columbia Pike Artists’ Studios invite the public to visit their private studios during their first annual spring Open House. At the Columbia Pike Artist Studios, 932 South Walter Reed Drive, 2nd Floor, Arlington. Visit www.columbiapikeartiststudios.org or call 703-486-9368.

Boundary Stone Bike Tour. 9:15 a.m. Bike for 35 Miles Visiting Boundary Stones and Parks. Cycle on the Mount Vernon Bike Trail, Four Mile Run Bike Trail, Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Bike Trail and area streets. Meet at the entrance to East Falls Church Metro Station. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club (www.centerhikingclub.org); cost: $2 (non-member fee). Contact: Bernie Berne at 703-243-0179 or bhberne@yahoo.com.

Aprilfest Spring Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walker Chapel United Methodist Church will hold an Aprilfest Spring Sale. Used books, plants, and bagged mulch will be featured, as well as a cafe serving sandwiches and drinks and a bake sale. A wide variety of locally grown bedding plants, both annual and perennial, will be available. Proceeds from the sale support Walker Chapel ministries. Go to www.walkerchapel.org or call 703-538-5200. Walker Chapel is located at 4102 North Glebe Road, Arlington.

Anniversary Celebration. 12 noon to 3 p.m. Free. Summer kick-off celebration in Clarendon Metro Park. Live music, cash prizes, food and adventure obstacle. At Clarendon Metro Park. Visit www.clarendonfitness.com or call 703-465-0101.

Walk and Talk Open House. 9 to 11 a.m. Looking for inspiration for your spring garden? Master Gardeners will answer your questions and show you what is happening in their Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens. No registration required. At the Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens, Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington, St, Arlington. Visit www.mgnv.org

Bluemont Park Fun Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come explore with us through nature activities, sport games, art projects, inflatable moon bounces and more all day. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy or buy a hot dog lunch for $3 (hot dog, chips & a drink). For more information: Contact Kevin Clements at 703-228-4729 or email kcleme@arlingtonva.us. At Bluemont Park, 4th Street North and N. Manchester St., Arlington.

April 28 and 29

"Swan Lake Ballet." April 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30/adults; $20/children, students and seniors. At the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. For tickets, visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Call 703-249-8227. A limited number of general admission tickets is available for the Working Stage Rehearsal on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org but must be purchased in advance. Call 703 249-8227.

Sunday/April 29

Service of Remembrance. 7 p.m. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 North Glebe Road, will offer a Service of Remembrance. This service is for individuals who have lost a loved one during the last year or for anyone who would simply like to remember those who have died. It will be a beautiful service, filled with candlelight, readings, prayers and a reading of names of the deceased. A reception will follow.

Organ Dedication Recital. 4 p.m. Featuring Neil Weston, organist. Celebrating the recent installation of a new Rodgers Digital Organ made possible by a gift from Elaine Mills. Free admission; freewill offering suggested. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-892-2135 | www.uucava.org.

IBIS All American Program. 7 p.m. Cost is $12/$8. Music by Gershwin, Still, Ellington and Dvorak, as well as American women Jennifer Higdon and Stella Sung will be performed by musicians from the Kennedy Center and Boston Pops on flute, harp and strings. At IOTA Club & CafÈ, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.ibischambermusic.org.

Tuesday/May 1

Swedish Singer Sofia Talvik. 8:30 p.m. At the IOTA Club & CafÈ, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-522-8340 or visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.

Wednesday/May 2

Lecture. 7 p.m. GMU Professor and Author Christopher Hamner will lecture on "Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars," which will focus on soldiers in the Civil War, Revolution and WWII. At the Arlington Central Library.

The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. 7 p.m. Twilight Tattoo. At Summerall Field, Ft. Myer.

Thursday/May 3

Fashion Show. 7 p.m. cocktail reception; 8:30 p.m. show. Marymount University’s Portfolio in Motion 2012 student fashion show promises a glimpse into a Gilded Forest, where the line between reality and fantasy blurs. Eileen Fisher will receive the Designer of the Year Award at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $100. At the Rose Bente Lee Center, Marymount University, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington. contact Suzanne Catucci – 703-526-6814.

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May 4 to 6

BalletNova. The program includes "Les Sylphides," "Peter and the Wolf," and "City of Thoughts." A special education program, “Behind the Scenes” will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 before the matinee. Tickets are $5 - $20 (an extra $3 if purchased at the door). Discounts are available for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.BalletNova.org/performances, or at the studios at 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church. Performances held at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Call 703-778-3008 or email info@BalletNova.org.

Saturday/May 5

Critique the Critics Art Bash. 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50/general; $125/VIP. Arlington Art Center’s Annual Art Bash. Local notables will battle it out in a live art competition using art supplies from childhood. Event guests will critique the artwork by voting for the champion while enjoying refreshments provided by Spilled Milk Catering. At AAC: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-248-6800. Visit www.findyourartist.org

Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its dance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Bernie and Lydia Vitale will be the DJs. A line dance will be taught beginning at 7:30 p.m. and a couples dance will be taught 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. Admission for NVCWDA members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5; PSDC members $10. Snacks and drinks will be available. Visit the website, www.nvcwda.org, or call 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

Flowering Plant Sale. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flowering annuals 4-6 plant packs $3; herbs $4/4” pot; gorgeous hanging flower baskets $20-22. At Wakefield High School, 4901 South Chesterfield Road, Arlington. Call 703-489-3055.

May Festival. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an obstacle course, two other moon bounces, cotton candy, popsicles along with many games. Gift baskets for children and adults. At Nottingham Elementary School, 5900 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Tickets for games are $.50 each. Call 703-228-5290.

Sunday/May 6

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Plant Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. VCE Master Gardeners to hold open house and a plant sale at Demonstration Gardens. Arrive early to get the best selection of native plants, herbs, sun- and shade-loving perennials, tropicals, ferns, shrubs, trees and annuals. Cash or check. At 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. Visit www.mgnv.org

Open House. 1 to 4 p.m. At the Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden, Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Master Gardeners will guide tours of the garden and answer questions about organic vegetable gardening in urban areas. At 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Visit www.mgnv.org

Wednesday/May 9

Arlington Free Clinic Night. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10/door. Help support medical care for the uninsured. At Whitlow's on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.

Free Health Screenings. 5 to 8 p.m. Provided by Commonwealth Medical Center. Testing for Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Results in 5 minutes. No Appointment needed. More info at www.commonwealthmc.net

May 9 and 16

"Becoming a Professional Artist." 7 to 9 p.m. Class taught by artist Cindy Ann Coldiron, who is a professional recycled glass artist and author of the book, "Sculpture and Design with Recycled Glass." Part of the Arlington County Adult Education Program. Topics include how to properly enter juried shows, art licensing, proposals for book, agents, art grants and avoiding art scams. Arl. Res. $49 Arl. Sr. $35 Non-Arl. Res. $65 Non-Arl. Res. Sr. $49. Visit http://www.apsva.us/adulted.

May 10 to June 2

Las Quiero a las Dos (I Want Them Both) by Ricardo Talesnik (Argentina). Tickets are $30/$25. Showtimes are Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. At Gunston Arts Center Theater, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Call 703-548-3092; or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

May 10 to June 2

"Las Quiero a las Dos" ("I Want Them Both") by Ricardo Talesnik (Argentina). At Gunston Arts Center, Theater Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $25. Sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Call 703-548-3092; www.teatrodelaluna.org.

Thursday/May 10

Pershing's Own Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Strings usher in spring with a delightful evening of light classical favorites and Pops-style patriotic classics

*Live Audio Broadcast via www.usarmyband.com. At

Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer.

Friday/May 11

Encore Chorale Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. Featuring the Virginia Encore Chorales. More than 175 singers, ages 55+, will perform Spirituals, Civil War music, and a Gilbert and Sullivan Victorian Bouquet arranged especially for Encore by John Barry Talley, retired director of musical activities at the United States Naval Academy. At Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Call Encore at 301-261-5747 or visit http://encorecreativity.org

May 11 and 12

Lucy's Local Playlist. 8 p.m. Bowen McCauley Dance presents the premiere of “Lucy’s Local Playlist,” a contemporary dance performance inspired by the music of 10 Greater Washington, DC local bands/artists, at Synetic Theater in Arlington. Listen to the artists or read their bios here: http://www.bmdc.org/lucys-local-playlist

Saturday/May 12

Walk for the Animals. Registration and check-in at 8:30 a.m.; Walk at 9:30 a.m. Three-mile walk or one-mile stroll. Starts and finishes at Arlington's Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester Street, Arlington. Registration is $25/advance; $40/day of walk. Sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. To register or donate, visit www.awla.org or awla.ejoinme.org/Walk2012.

Annual Walk for the Animals. 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals in the community. Last year this event raised $90,000 and had over 500 humans and dogs participate in the walk. Sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. At Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington.

Wednesday/May 16

The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. 7 p.m. Twilight Tattoo. At Summerall Field, Ft. Myer.

Thursday/May 17

Holistic Moms Meeting. 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring Optimal Dental Facial Developments for Children, presentation by Dr. Felix Liao of Whole Health Dental. At Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit http://holisticmomsarlalex.blogspot.com/

Contact: HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail (dot) com

or call Jessica at 703-824-6167.

Friday/May 18

Pershing's Own Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. This evening will highlight several of our premier groups: The U.S. Army Brass Quintet, a quartet of musicians from The U.S. Army Strings, and one of the few remaining full-time big-bands in the country, The U.S. Army Blues. Live Audio Broadcast via www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer.

May 18 to June 24

Artomatic Returns to Crystal City. Free. Artomatic is known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that celebrate creativity and create a unique and exciting event for visitors. Anyone can show art at Artomatic - there is no criteria to participate, and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis. Artomatic will take over the Transwestern Presidential Tower, entrance at 2511 S. Clark St. in Crystal City, between 18th and 20th Streets. Visit Artomatic.org. For information about exhibiting art, visit:

http://www.artomatic.org/participate/artists/visual.

Friday/May 18

Emma's Revolution. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18/advance; $22/door; $15/students. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington. For information or advance tickets e-mail Joy Cobb, joycobb1@juno.com, or UUCA’s Director of Youth Programs Sana Saeed sana.saeed@uucava.org.

Bike to Work Day. Join Virginia commuters and leave your car behind to cycle to work for Bike to Work Day 2012 — a regional event that last year drew a record-breaking 11,000 participants. Cyclists can register, find pit stop locations and learn how to join a commuter convoy at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org, or call 800-745-RIDE.

Saturday/May 19

Ashlawn Fun Fair. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moon bounce, cake walk, crazy hair, face painting, raffle, DJ & more! Games for all ages and fun for the entire family. At Ashlawn Elementary School, 5950 8th Rd. N., Arlington.

Huge Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Spaces available to rent for $20 to sell your treasures or donate items for the church to sell. Contact Carol Wesley Wright (703) 582-1640 c.wright@longandfoster.com.

Argentine Festival. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost is $20/advance; $30/door. Brimming with authentic foods, crafts and top Tango and folkloric performers direct from Argentina. Featuring Tais (folk singer) and Son Ellas (folk balladeer); Daniel Bouchet, Tango Showman; Miguel DurÈ, folk-tango singer; Pampa Cortes, Argentine dance star (with Gigi Jensen); Victorio Menghi, tango fusion world tour, and more. For tickets, visit www.tickeri.com or 202-681-9491. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Center and Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit www.festivalargentinoUSA.com or call 703-212-5850.

May 19 and May 20

Argentine Dance Workshops. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. With with Pampa Cortes and Gigi Jensen. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington. Visit www.festivalargentinousa.com.

Wednesday/May 23

The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. 7 p.m. Twilight Tattoo. At Summerall Field, Ft. Myer.

May 28

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings.

May 27

Aloha kaakou. Noon. Delight in the grace and spirit of the Hokuhula dancers, the kanaka of Hawaii, appearing at the Ft. Myer Officers' Club. Elegant Brunch, including champagne, orange juice, coffee, and desserts. Meet other singles living near you, dine, socialize. Photo ID required at the Wright Gate, end of N. Meade Street and Marshall Dr., adjacent to the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Hatfield Gate, Washington Blvd. Free parking at Club. All proceeds support the Officers' Club. Reservations 301-530-4884.

Wednesday/May 30

The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. 7 p.m. Twilight Tattoo, At Summerall Field, Ft. Myer.

June 1 to 10

"Charlotte's Web." Tickets are $12/adults; $10/children, students, seniors. Performances are Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, June 3 at 3 p.m.; Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington. For tickets, visit www.encorestage.org.

June 9-10

Air Force Cycling Classic. The weekend's cycling will begin on Saturday, June 9, with the Air Force Cycling Classic's Clarendon Cup, a criterium race that showcases the Clarendon businesses around the Clarendon Metro. The Men's Pro race will take place at noon and will again highlight some of the world's top cycling professionals who will battle to complete 100 laps on the short 1km course.

On Sunday, June 10, in partnership with the Crystal City Business improvement District (BID) cycling enthusiasts of all abilities will be able to ride in the Air Force Cycling Classic's Crystal Ride. Cyclists can enjoy the car-free 15km course for up to 3 hours. The course takes riders past the Air Force Memorial, the Pentagon and through Crystal City. Following this non-competitive ride, professionals will again entertain the region for a second day. Races move to Crystal City for the 6th year, showcasing the vibrant shops and restaurants of Crystal City. Saturday and Sunday's races will again be part of the prestigious USA Cycling's National Criterium Calendar. Registration for the Crystal Ride is now open through the events website: www.AirForceCyclingClassic.com.

June 25

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Road, Arlington. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings.

June 26 to 30, 2012

“The Lost Songs of Broadway: 1960’s” Part of Signature Theatre's Cabaret Series. Single tickets for $35. Call Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT (7328) or the Signature Box Office at 703-820-9771. At Signature's ARK Theatre. Visit www.signature-theatre.org.

July 27

Heroes Remembered. 9 a.m. 59th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Featuring a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the program includes official remarks in the Arlington National Cemetery’s Amphitheatre with high ranking Defense Department officials and other senior government representatives. The event also includes additional special activities for Korean War Veterans and their families.

At the Arlington National Cemetery.