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Arlington Calendar 8/8/12

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Ongoing

Thursdays

Food Truck Thursdays. In the surface parking lot at the corner of Crystal Drive and 18th Street. Food Trucks that sign up get free reserved parking and patrons get one location with ample options and old favorites. Food Trucks already signed up include: Doug the Food Dude, Hot People Food, Red Hook Lobster and Willie’s Po’Boy.

Friday Mornings

Line Dancing Class. 10-11 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 newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

Through Aug. 15

Brazilian Jazz by Origem. This summer, the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division has selected Brazilian jazz band Origem to share their sophisticated sounds with regional audiences. The band will ably demonstrate what happens when the cool improvisational jazz of the Western Hemisphere is mixed with compelling Brazilian rhythms. Le Méridien Hotel, 1121 N. 19th Street.

Through Sept. 16

Exhibit. Arlington Arts Center and The Studio Visit have invited two guest curators, Kristina Bilonick and Julie Chae. Each will bring her individual methodology and point of view to the selection, arrangement and contextualization of the works in the exhibition. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-248-6800 or visit www.findyourartist.org.

Fridays in September

Wine in the Water Park. 7-9 p.m. Free admission and snacks, $5 wine, $4 beer. Wine in the Water Park brings the mood-setting, ambient music of DJ Adrian Loving, wine and beer selected by the Washington Wine Academy and free snacks from Jaleo to the Crystal City Water Park, across from 1750 Crystal Dr.

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 judge favorites from FotoDC's Second Annual National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest will be exhibited along Crystal City's interior walkways. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

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 St.

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 St. (near Crystal City Metro).

Wednesday/ Aug. 15

”HOT” Paint-In Demonstration. 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with "HOT", an exhibit of visual artworks, the gallery artists will host a Paint-In at the Northern Virginia Art Center. Come and watch the artists demonstrate their creative process. Northern Virginia Art Center, 2100 Crystal Dr.

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. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday/Aug. 18

Tour of historic Oakwood Cemetery. 401 N. Roosevelt Street, Falls Church. 10 am. Contact tour guide Paul Kohlenberger, at 703-980-0885 or PaulKohl@msn.com.

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 St. (near Crystal City Metro).

Tuesday/Aug. 21

Leukemia/Lymphoma. 7:30 p.m. Make a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Team In Training will hold a free information session at Marymount University's Lee Center to discuss upcoming races, registration and training tips. Visit www.teamintraining.org/nca/ or on Facebook www.facebook.com/TNTNCA.

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 St. 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 St. (near Crystal City Metro).

Thursday/ Sept. 6

Leukemia/Lymphoma. 7:30 p.m. Make a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Team In Training will hold a free information session at Marymount University's Lee Center to discuss upcoming races, registration and training tips. Visit www.teamintraining.org/nca/ or on Facebook www.facebook.com/TNTNCA.

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 St.

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 10 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 Dr.

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 Rd. 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 Dr. 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 Rd. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors welcome.

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.

Monday/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 Rd. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are always welcome at our Club Meetings.