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Arlington Calendar 8/29

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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.

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.

Sept. 5-19

Learning to Cook Middle Eastern Food. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Janet Al-Hussaini, Master Food Volunteer, and learn to prepare varied grains, vegetables, and legumes. $30/class or $80/series. At Fairlington Community Center Kitchen 3308 S Stafford St. To register contact jabel@vt.edu or call 703-228-6417.

Sept. 7 through Oct. 11

Paintings by Nancy Hannans and Beverly Ryan. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Marymount’s Barry gallery will feature this free exhibit at the marymount Gallery in the Reinsch Library on Marymount’s Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Rd. Call 703-284-1561 or email judy.bass@marymount.edu.

Sept. 14 through Oct. 6

‘J.B.’ by Archibald MacLeish (1958) will be Performed in a circus ring, this theatrical updating of the biblical story of Job begins when two vendors in a circus take on the roles of Satan and God to examine the meaning of life by observing the travails of J.B., a banker whose life falls apart. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.

Sept. 15-26

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The 30th annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics are scheduled at 18 venues throughout the region. Opening day ceremonies will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:45 a.m. at Thomas jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Registration forms are available at senior centers, senior residences and online at www.nvso.us. Fee is $12. Registration deadline is Sept. 1. Call 703-228-4721 or email nvso1982@gmail.com.

Through Oct. 7

Musical Comedy. Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available in person at the Signature Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT.

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 http://www.crystalcity.org.

Jan. 11-Feb. 2, 2013

’The Show-Off’ by George Kelly (1924) is a comedy about an ambitious and audacious young faker—also an apparent fool—somehow manages to transform the lives of those around him, at the same time proving that even the most obnoxious of us have our virtues. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. More information at www.AmericanCentury.org.

Mar. 22-Apr. 13, 2013

’Voodoo Macbeth’ adapted by Oson Welles (1936) is a reimagining of the play using the imagery and traditions of Voodoo. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. More information at http://www.AmericanCentury.org.

Jun. 7-29, 2013

’Biography’ by S.N. Behrman (1932) revolves around single career woman’s acceptance of a hefty fee to write her tell-all memoirs and the problems her threatened candor creates. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. More information at http://www.americancentury.org.

July 19-Aug. 17, 2013

TACT Summer 2013 Musical. A lively musical event from the same artistic team that produced such previous TACT triumphs as ‘Danny and Sylvia’ and ‘Marathon ’33’. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. More information at http://www.AmericanCentury.org.

Email announcements to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication. Photos are welcome.

Wednesday/Sept. 5

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Body language expert and author Janine Driver discusses You Can't Lie to Me: The Revolutionary Program to Supercharge Your Inner Lie Detector and Get to the Truth. At One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

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.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Stephanie Lucianovic will discuss her book, Suffering Succotash: The Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Friday/Sept. 7

Paintings by Nancy Hannans and Beverly Ryan. 5-7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend the opening reception of this exhibit at Marymount’s Barry Gallery, in the Reinsch Library on Marymount’s

Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Rd. Call 703-284-1561 or email judy.bass@marymount.edu.

Canning and Food Preservation Class. Noon-4 p.m. The class will feature a hands-on preparation of a pressure canning recipe — succotash. $20 (cash/check made out to Arlington Extension Fund). Bring aprons and dish towels and/or cloth bags. RSVP by Wednesday/Sept. 5 Fairlington Community Center Kitchen, 3308 S Stafford St. To register contact Jennifer Abel: jabel@vt.edu or call 703-228-6417.

Saturday/Sept. 8

Ice Show. 4 p.m. Figure skater Michael Weiss, of McLean, a three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympian, will host the 8th Annual Michael Weiss Foundation “Ice Champions LIVE!” at The Kettler Capitals Iceplex, featuring three aspiring local skaters to participate: Elise Romola, and dance team of Gigi Becker and Luca Becker. At 627 North Glebe Rd. $20-50. Tickets are available at www.MichaelWeiss.org and www.Ticketweb.com or 866-468-7630.

Sunday/Sept. 9

Second Annual Freedom Walk. 8 a.m. - noon. Walk alongside veterans, servicemembers and their families to express gratitude for their service. At Arlington National Cemetery. Suggested donation of $10/person or contact Cyndi.Lucas@operationhomefront.net.

Wednesday/Sept. 12

Book Discussion. 6:30 p.m. Join master storyteller and pizza-maker Dave DiGrazie for a night of fiction, food and wine as he chats about his latest novel, See John Play, and brings samples of his pizza. At One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Decorate and Donate. 5-9 p.m. Purchase a flip flop and let your creativity shine. All flip-flop donations will go to Arlington Free Clinic. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, 130 N. Washington St. Call 703-862-4214.

Thursday/Sept. 13

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Steve Piacente discusses and signs his new novel, Bootlicker, about a racist U.S. senator and the candidate poised to become South Carolina's first black congressman since the Civil War. At One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Friday/Sept. 14

One More Page Book Club. 11 a.m. Meet to discuss The Submission by Amy Waldman. At One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. Teatro de la Luna presents ‘Arpas de America’, presenting Rene Devia of Colombia, Julio Gonzalez of Mexico and Lorenzo Gonzalez and Julie Crystal Pena of Paraguay, four masters of he Latin American harp, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St. Tickets at www.teatrodelaluna.org, TICKETplace.org, and Goldstar.com.

Saturday/Sept. 15

Latin American Harp Festival. 7:30 p.m. Teatro de la Luna presents ‘Arpas de America’, presenting Rene Devia of Colombia, Julio Gonzalez of Mexico and Lorenzo Gonzalez and Julie Crystal Pena of Paraguay, four masters of he Latin American harp, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent St. Tickets at www.teatrodelaluna.org, TICKETplace.org, and Goldstar.com.

Barbershop Chorus Show. 2 p.m. The Arlington Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society with the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus Chapter Quartets present The Wearing O' the Green and the Blue and the Gray, ACME Chord Company featured. Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 3501 S. 2nd St. $15. Call 703-521-9331 or visit www.thearlingtones.com.

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 day of event. Courtyard at 220 20th St.

Barbershop Chorus Show. 2 p.m. The Arlington Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society with the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus Chapter Quartets present The Wearing O' the Green and the Blue and the Gray, ACME Chord Company featured. Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 3501 S. 2nd St. $15. Call 703-521-9331 or visit www.thearlingtones.com.

Tuesday/Sept. 18

One More Page Book Club. 7 p.m. The Mystery/Suspense Book Club discusses Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler. At One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Sunday/Sept. 19

Book Discussion. 11 a.m. Meditation teacher and author Ilchi Lee will discuss his book, The Call of Sedona at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Author Maggie Sefton discusses Deadly Politics, the newest installment in her popular Molly Malone series at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Friday/Sept. 21

Book Signing. 10:30 a.m. Children’s author and illustrator Bob Shea introduces his newest title, Dinosaur vs. Santa during the Mary Riley Styles Library story time with a book-signing. His books, including I’m a Shark and Dinosaur vs. the Library, can be purchased at the event at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Saturday/Sept. 22

Book Discussion. 3:30 p.m. Tom Angleberger promotes The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book, the follow up to his breakout bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Potomac Harmony Chorus. 3 p.m. Tickets now on sale for the matinee show, “Alumnae Reunion: A Musical Afternoon of Reverie, Revelry and Reveille.” At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 South Old Glebe Rd. $15/adult, $12/seniors and children. For tickets, email tickets@potomacharmony.org.

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.

Reading Rally Two. 2 p.m. held by the Opera Guild of Northern Virginia. Open to the general public. Free program has authors, including Lesley Lee Francis, American poet Robert Frost’s granddaughter, discussing ‘Please Look After Mom’ by Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin. At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St. Visit www.operaguildnova.org

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.

One More Page Book Club. 4:30 p.m. The Kids Book Club meets to chat about The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Friday/Sept. 28

‘Pat McGee’. 8 p.m. Tickets $38 (Stars Price $34.20). Presented by Strathmore at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. Visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Anniversary. 6:30 p.m. Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic celebrates 50 years of making a difference. 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. 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

Floral Demos. 10:30-2:30 p.m. Rock Spring Garden Club will have in-club floral designers demonstrating how to create lovely floral designs and members answering gardening questions at Arlington County's First 55+ Retirement Fair, at the Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper Street. Visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/dpr.

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Charity Shumway talks about her debut novel, Ten Girls to Watch, a funny and uplifting story about stumbling through the early years of adulthood at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Wednesday/Sept. 26

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Author Erika Robuck will discuss and sign Hemingway’s Girl, her spellbinding story of a young maid who befriends the literary legend in Key West, at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Thursday/Sept. 27

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Will Lavender discusses and signs Dominance, his new puzzle-within-a-thriller set on a college campus. The event is hosted by One More Page Books in conjunction with George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival, at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Book Discussion. 6:30 p.m. Erin Thomas chats about her book, Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey, a look into the history of coal at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Festival Latinoamericano. 1-5 p.m. Head to Kenmore Middle School during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latino-American countries to Arlington. Free admission. Visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/dpr.

Book Discussion. 4 p.m. Young Adults Author Panel discusses the widening demands for Young Adult fiction with a focus on fiction that might be considered “too dark” for YA readers. Participants include: Kristen-Paige Madonia, Diana Peterfreund, Carmen Rodrigues, and Timothy Travaglini. The event is hosted by One More Page Books in conjunction with George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival, at One More Page Books, 2200 Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or call 703-300-9746.

Saturday/Oct. 6

“Mind your Health” 5K Run/Walk hosted by Mental Health America. 8 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 339 N. Manchester Street. Registration is $25 through Aug. 31 and $30 beginning Sept. 1. Visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net. Sponsorship opportunities available: contact Julie Burke at jburke@mentalhealthamerica.net.

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.