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Arlington Calendar 8/1/12

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Thursday/Aug. 2

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland Street. The New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean discusses his witty and entertaining new book, The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

“Hugo” at Arlington Central Library. 8 p.m. Free. As part of Summer Reading 2012, Arlington Public Library presents two free outdoor family film screenings on the field facing the Washington Boulevard side of Central Library. Bring a picnic and blanket and watch a movie under the stars. 1015 N. Quincy Street.

Friday/Aug. 3

Hexagon Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

Summer Concert Series. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. Free. Air Force Memorial Drive. Call (202) 767-5658 or visit www.usafband.afl.mil.

Darlingside. 8 p.m. $12. New England's Darlingside consists of five songwriters who came together and forged a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical, and folk music. Performing at the Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Boulevard.

Saturday/Aug. 4

Juniper Lane. 8 p.m. Free. Part of Lubber Run Summer Concerts at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Route 50). Call 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

19th Century Home Life Camp. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 9-12. Kids will learn about what life was like for the Lees and the enslaved at Arlington. At the Robert E. Lee Memorial. To register, email Virginia_Hughes@nps.gov. Visit www.nps.gov/arho or call 703-235-1530.

Monday/Aug. 6

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Author Visit. 7 p.m. Writer and decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer Benjamin Busch visits One More Page to talk about Dust to Dust, his layered and extraordinary memoir about ordinary things – life and death, peace and war, childhood adventures and the revelations of adulthood. 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Tuesday/Aug.7

One More Page Book Club. 7 p.m meeting. Talk about State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Thursday/Aug. 9

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” at the Central Library. 8 p.m. Free. As part of Summer Reading 2012, Arlington Public Library presents two free outdoor family film screenings on the field facing the Washington Boulevard side of Central Library. Bring a picnic and blanket and watch a movie under the stars. 1015 N. Quincy Street.

Friday/ Aug. 10

Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. The United Air Force Band- Air Force Strings. At the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Call 202-767-5658 for more information.

Saturday/Aug. 11

Singles Dinner & Movie Night. 5 p.m. $30. Enjoy a fixed price dinner at Ireland’s Four Courts followed by a movie of your choice at AMC Courthouse Plaza 8. Fee includes dinner, soda, tip and movie ticket. RSVP required. Call 301-924-4101 or visit www.newbeginningsusa.org.

Monday/Aug. 13

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: Pretty Woman. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Friday/Aug. 17

Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. The United States Air Force Band-Airmen of Note. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. For more information, call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Monday/Aug. 20

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: Love Actually. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Thursday/Aug. 23

Scandinavian Noir in Translation. 7 p.m. An evening with translator K.E. Semmel who has played a key role in bringing immensely popular Scandinavian crime fiction works to English-speaking audiences. Recent translations include Karin Fossum's The Caller and Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Absent One. One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland Street. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday/Aug. 24

Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Central Arlington History Tour. 9 a.m. $2. Tour parks and historic sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and surrounding areas dating from colonial times to early 20th century. Bring lunch and water. Tour starts at the Clarendon Metro station, on the southwest corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street.

Monday/Aug. 27

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: When Harry Met Sally. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell Street (near Crystal City Metro).

Sunday/Sept. 16

A Taste of Wine and Jazz. 2-6 p.m. $20 food and wine, $10 food only. Enjoy sips of wine from Spain and South America provided by Jaleo and tempting tapas from local restaurants. Free salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room, Latin jazz from Trio Caliente and wine tasting classes from the Washington Wine Academy. Tickets available on day of event. Courtyard at 220 20th Street.

Sunday/Sept. 23

Pups and Pilsners. 2-6 p.m. Free admission, additional fee for beer. This dog-friendly festival features a beer garden with ten stations – each with a different craft brew, including offerings from local breweries. Crystal City restaurants will serve up food to satisfy appetites. Festival grounds at 1405 Crystal Drive.

Monday/Sept. 24

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. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Anniversary. 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic celebrates 50 years of making a difference. There will be a reception, dinner and musical entertainment by David Wright and The Wright Touch at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 S. Potomac Ave. Contact Lauren Zapf at lzapf@phoenixhouse.org or call 703-841-0703, ext. 3088 for tickets.

Crystal City Diamond Derby. 4-10 p.m. Building on the success of the first Diamond Derby, the event will transform the parking garage at 2345 Crystal Drive in Crystal City into an urban cycling course. From daredevil cyclists to non-competitive riders, the Derby has something for everyone, including a course for kids, a traditional speed race, team relays and a courier-inspired obstacle course. Visit www.diamond-derby.com

Sunday/Oct. 14

Fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. The Mutts n Munchkins Crafty Kids Fundraiser supports Service Dogs of Virginia. Mutts n Munchkins is looking for individuals, or teams of young people, to create simple dog related products (art work or baked goods) or interactive activities (games or arts and crafts) to sell at the event to raise money for Service Dogs of Virginia. Cherry Hill Park. Vist www.muttsnmunchkins.com.

Monday/Oct. 22

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. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are always welcome at our club meetings.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Arlington Free Clinic will hold its 16th Annual Black Tie Benefit Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The theme of this year’s event is “Voilà Paris!”. The Clinic provides both primary and specialty health services to the uninsured and many of the Clinic’s client services and resources depend on the success of the Gala. The Gala will feature a dinner, dancing to the music of Odyssey, a raffle, and an auction that includes getaways, art, and many other things. Sponsorships for the Gala are available at many levels and tickets are $300 per person. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by visiting www.gala.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.

Nov. 26

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. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are Always Welcome at our Club Meetings.