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Arlington Calendar for May 9

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.

Come out to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center on Saturday night to enjoy basketball, soccer, volley ball, flag football, dodge ball and more. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. families can also play big screen interactive video games, moon bounces, bingo, art projects as well as pool, ping pong, foosball and air hockey. Enjoy a night of family fun while the live DJ plays your favorite music! From 9-11 p.m. the party moves to Teen’s Only and will be adding the inflatable 44 foot obstacle course and Gladiator Joust. Adults are free to the family program, but teens and youths pay $5 for the fun. If you pre-register you get express entry to the event and receive a $1 voucher to use at the snack bar. To register, call 703-228-4747 and use code 970004 or register online at www.arlingtonva.us/dpr.

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. 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.

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.

Now Through June 10

This is My City. Local and international student photography show. 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. 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.

  • 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/May 9

Twilight Tattoo. 7 p.m. Featuring the U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. At Summerall Field at Ft. Myer in Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

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). 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. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

National Foster Care Month Appreciation Event. 6:15 to 8 p.m. Adolescent and Family Growth Center, Inc. (AFGC), in honor of National Foster Care Month, will pay tribute to families and the work of its therapeutic foster parents. Join us and see how: "Kids Grow Better in a Family." Call 703-425-9200 or visit www.afgcinc.com.

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. At Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer, Arlington.

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

"The Sound of Music." St. Andrew's Players present the 40th Anniversary of "The Sound of Music." Performances are Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. (dinner at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children. Dinner theater is $25 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane (at Military Road), Arlington.

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, D.C., 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

Neighborhood Day. From pony rides to free concerts, there will be lots to do during the annual Neighborhood Day celebration. Whether you're interested in learning more about cool animals at our nature centers, enjoying a good old-fashioned BBQ, or perusing yard sales, there's something for everyone. Call 703-228-3329.

Walk for the Animals. Proceeds benefit the homeless animals in the community. 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.

Sunday/May 13

Arlington Children's Chorus. 4 p.m. Presents a Children's Festival of world Folk Music from Japan, Russia, Wales and the U.S. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, on Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit www.ArtsVA.com.

Monday/May 14

Arlington Sister City Association. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Annual meeting and dinner to be held in the NRECA Building in Arlington. The ASCA is currently a sister city to Aachen, Germany; Coyocan, Mexico; San Miguel, El Salavador; Reims, France and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. The ‘city’ committee members participate in adult and student exchanges and many cultural events throughout the year. Visit arlingtonsistercity.org

Concert. 7 p.m. Free. The Madrigalians of Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, will be in concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2217 Columbia Pike, Arlington. The 25-voice select vocal ensemble specializes in a capella literature of the 16th-21st centuries. This performance is part of their "New York, New York" tour this spring.

Tuesday/May 15

Psychologist Wendy Zevin. 7 p.m. Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool presents “When You Worry, I Worry – Parents and Kids and Anxiety.” Licensed Clinical Psychologist Wendy Zevin will talk about normal developmental fears, especially separation anxiety and all its manifestations, as well as adaptive and not-so-adaptive coping mechanisms for both parents and children. The event is free and open to the public. At 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington.

Glebe and Randolph Park Public Meeting. 7 p.m. Learn about the current status and discuss temporary improvements to Glebe and Randolph Park. At the Washington-Lee High School Little Theater. Free parking is available in the I-66 parking deck, located off of N. Stafford St. next to Washington-Lee and off of N. 15th St. and N. Quincy. Use door #5 to enter, the Little Theater is down the hall on the left.

WJLA News Anchors To Lecture. 6 to 8 p.m. Join ABC7's evening news team, Leon Harris and Alison Starling, for a conversation about the TV news business. Part of the "Rooms with a View" lecture series. At Artisphere's Dome Theater, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. To make a reservation for this free lecture, email your RSVP by May 8 to RSVP@rosslynva.org.

Wednesday/May 16

Twilight Tattoo. 7 p.m. Featuring the U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. At Summerall Field at Ft. Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

The State of Affordable Housing in Arlington. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. County staff and affordable housing providers will provide updates, and AHS staff will preview the education campaign. At the Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th St., Arlington. Visit www.AllianceForHousingSolutions.org

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

Thursday/May 17

Senior Law Day. 1 to 4 p.m. The Hon. Joanne F. Alper, Judge in the 17th Judicial Court of Virginia, will headline the event. Also on the agenda are The Hon. Theo Stamos, newly elected Commonwealth Attorney, the Honorable Bob Brink, delegate to the State General Assembly representing the 48th District and Elizabeth Wildhack, attorney at law specializing in elder law. At the Arlington County Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Call Jessica Vasquez, Office of Senior Adult Programs, 703-228-0948 or email:

jvasquez@arlingtonva.us

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.

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.

May 18 to May 20

It's a Steal Art Show and Sale. Presented by the Arlington Artists Alliance. This is an opportunity to purchase original paintings, drawings, mixed media works, and 3-D items such as ceramics for $75 or less. At St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Hours: Friday, May 18, 5 - 8 p.m. (Reception); Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

Friday/May 18

Pershing's Own Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. This evening will highlight two of our premier groups: The U.S. Army Brass Quintet, and one of the few remaining full-time big-bands in the country, The U.S. Army Blues. At Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer, Arlington. Visit www.usarmyband.com.

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

Change the World. 1 to 4 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church will come together with Methodists all over the world to Change the World. They will partner with Stop

Hunger Now (SHN), an international hunger relief

agency that provides food around the world for

people in need. Volunteers will be preparing 10,000 bags of rice, and seasonings that will then be shipped to areas of food shortage. Contact Jane Dixon at jdixon580@aol.com or 703- 465-0341.

Workshop on How to Prune Trees, Shrubs and Perennials. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join Master Gardeners, Tree Stewards, and VCE Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls at a workshop that provides hands-on experience in pruning small trees and shrubs and deadheading/cutting back perennials. Bring your own pruning tools (hand pruners, lopping shears, pruning saws) if available. At 5518 N. 18th St., Arlington. To register, call 703-228-6414 or visit www.mgnv.org.

'Neighborhood Day & Yard Sale.' 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Old Dominion Citizens Association is having a large neighborhood yard sale with 20-plus vendors from the community in the parking lot of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, located at 2425 N. Glebe Rd (just north of Lee Hwy.). Also, there will be cultural exhibitions and music performances, fire truck display, along with food, drinks and many raffle prizes (if you bring food donation for AFAC). All proceeds go to AFAC.

Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association will hold its smoke-free, alcohol-free dance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Kathy Fanelli will be the DJ. 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. 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. Snacks and drinks will be available. Visit the website, www.nvcwda.org, or call hot line 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

World Children's Choir Spring Concert. 7 p.m. The concert will include the music of Arditi, Puccini, Vivaldi; scenes from The Magic Flute by Mozart; Chinese folk songs and traditional music played by Miss Yiming Chen; folk and contemporary songs from Honduras, Ireland, and the United States; and African Djembe drumming led by Kofi Dennis. Tickets are $30/family; $20/adults, seniors, students; $10/children. At St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Info/Tickets: 703-883-0920; info@worldchildrenschoir.org or www.worldchildrenschoir.org.

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.

Sunday/May 20

Jane Franklin Dance: Zip Through a Tight Space. 7 p.m. Tickets are $35; $40 after May 1; $45 at the door. At Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Visit www.janefranklin.com or call 703-933-1111.

May 21

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.

Wednesday/May 23

New to Medicare Presentation. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. If you live in the City of Alexandria or Arlington County and are newly eligible for Medicare or are the caregiver of a Medicare Beneficiary, come to a presentation to learn about the ABCD's of Medicare. At 2100 Washington Blvd. (Arlington County Human Services Center - Sequoia Plaza); Lower Level Auditorium. Call 703-228-1700.

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

Saturday/May 26

Folk Rocker Jim Hanft. 9 p.m. Tickets are $13. At the Iota Club, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-522-8340 or visit jimhanft.com.

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.

Wednesday/June 6

New to Medicare Presentation. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. If you live in the City of Alexandria or Arlington County and are newly eligible for Medicare or are the caregiver of a Medicare Beneficiary, come to a presentation to learn about the ABCD's of Medicare. At 2100 Washington Blvd. (Arlington County Human Services Center - Sequoia Plaza); Lower Level Auditorium. Call 703-228-1700.

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.

Friday/June 29

New to Medicare Presentation. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. If you live in the City of Alexandria or Arlington County and are newly eligible for Medicare or are the caregiver of a Medicare Beneficiary, come to a presentation to learn about the ABCD's of Medicare. At 2100 Washington Blvd. (Arlington County Human Services Center - Sequoia Plaza); Lower Level Auditorium. Call 703-228-1700.

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.

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

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

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