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Arlington Calendar May 23

— 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 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.

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.

May 23 and May 24

Yorktown High Concerts. Free. 7 p.m. on May 23. "Jazz on the Lawn," Yorktown High School's Jazz Band will perform on the lawn outside the school's main entrance. And the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Featuring the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band. At Yorktown High School in Arlington.

Friday/May 25

Chuck Prophet Performs. Will play from "Temple Beautiful," his 12th studio album. At the IOTA Club & CafÈ in Arlington.

The Ukulele and Hawaii, Connecting Music and Dance. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Members of the Hawaii State Society Ukulele group will provide historical details of the Ukulele and its impact on Hawaiian music and other genres of music. Presented by the Arlington Learning in Retirement (ALRI). At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 Quincy St., Arlington. Call 703-228-2144.

Thursday/May 26

Book Discussion. 5:30 p.m. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be at Busboys and Poets Shirlington to discuss "Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King", written by Coretta King's only sister Edythe Scott Bagley, who died shortly after the book was completed. For Bagley, the book had become a lifelong quest - to tell the story of her sister's rise from rural Alabama to the heights of American history as the wife of civil rights legend, Martin Luther King Jr.

Central Arlington History Tour. 9 a.m. Walk from 1 to 12 miles (1 to 8 hours) visiting parks and historic sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and surrounding areas. Meet at Clarendon Metro Station, top of Escalator, at S.W. corner of Wilson Blvd. and N. Highland St., Arlington. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club. Contact: Bernie Berne at 703-243-0179 or bhberne@yahoo.com.

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

Sunday/May 27

Dedication of Monument Honoring Civil War Dead. 12 noon. Featuring Mary Hynes, chair, Arlington County Board of Supervisors. At Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Contact Monte Campbell at 703-819-5311 or eslim@earthlink.net.

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.

Monday/May 28

Memorial Day Concert. 7 p.m. Free. Featuring the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and soloists from the Singing Sergeants. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

May 29

AGLA Reception. 6 to 8 p.m. The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) will host a reception to celebrate its 12th year of awarding scholarships to college bound high school seniors. The keynote speaker will be the first out lesbian elected to office in Virginia, Sally Baird. She has served on the Arlington County School Board since 2007. Those who wish to attend the reception should visit www.agla.org or send email to info@agla.org to find out about donation suggestions.

Wednesday/May 30

Wine Tasting. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia. At The Curious Grape, 2900 S. Quincy Street, Arlington. RSVP by May 25 at www.cfnova.org/PACevent or contact Vice President Sara Jaffe at 703-377-0127.

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

Friday/June 1

Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. Featuring the U.S. Air Force Strings with guests from the Concert Band. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil

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.

Saturday/June 2

National Chamber Ensemble: All That Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Chamber Music Concert (Jazz) by the National Chamber Ensemble. Featuring acclaimed pianist Burnett Thomson. Tickets are $28/general; $15/students. At the Spectrum at Artisphere, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Tickets by phone 888-841-2787; Info Only: 703-685-7590; Visit www.Artisphere.com

Country Western Dance. 8:30 to 11 p.m. 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. BJ Brown 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 www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941.

Church Yard Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home goods, children’s clothes and toys and much, more will be offered for sale. At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4250 N. Glebe Road in Arlington, about one mile south of Chain Bridge, on the west side of Glebe Road.

Strawberry Festival of Bethel United Church of Christ. 3 to 7 p.m. Enjoy grilled hot dogs with all the fixings, soft drinks, and the “Bethel Strawberry Shortcake Special.” Children will enjoy the giant bubbles, sidewalk chalk creations, hot wheel races and much more. There will be plenty of home-made desserts on the bake sale table, and a kitten adoption booth hosted by a local rescue operation. At Bethel United Church of Christ, At 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-528-0937.

Si Jae Byun: On Silk. 1 to 3 p.m. Meet AAC's Visiting Artist, Si Jae Byun, and visit her studio where you can see her latest work — paintings on silk. Si Jae will demonstrate her process and explain how the silk pieces relate to her installation and video work — and her story. Ms. Byun comes to Arlington from Seoul, South Korea, where she earned a BFA in painting and an MFA in the New Form in Visual Art from Kookmin University. She has also earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. At AAC: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-248-6800 or visit www.findyourartist.org

Sunday/June 3

Arlington Green Home and Garden Tour. 1 to 5 p.m. See homes featuring energy efficient technologies, solar elements, water saving technologies, native plants, raingardens, and rainbarrels, wildlife habitat, and more! This tour is sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and Arlington County DES. The tour brochure with locations will be online at www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Wednesday/June 6

Twilight Tattoo Concert. 7 p.m. Featuring The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. At Ft. Myer, Arlington. Call 703-696-3399.

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.

Friday/June 8

Artist Talk. 7 p.m. Featuring Patti Dobrowolski's "Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life." Free. At One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington.

June 8 to July 7

"Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You." Presented by The American Century Theater. Show times are Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. No matinee on Saturday, June 9. Tickets can be ordered online at

americancentury.org or by calling 703-998-4555. At Gunston Theatre II, 2700 South Lang St., Arlington.

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.

Saturday/June 9

Margot MacDonald. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. Part of "Encore Presents." At Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington. Visit www.encorestage.org.

Sunday/June 10

Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. 4 p.m. Freewill offering. Soprano soloists are Phyllis Liner, Bea Ann Phillips, and Lori Rottenberg. Baritone soloists are Hal Cleary and John Bohman. At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.uucava.org/page/music-1 or contact Bob Griffith, Music Director, at bob.griffith@uucava.org or 703-892-2135.

NOVA Lights Chorale. 4 p.m. Free. Performing "Summer Sojourn" with songs like “Route 66,” “Summertime,” “Ease on Down the Road” and “Big Easy on My Mind” and the Japanese “Song of the Beach." At Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Details at http://www.novalightschorale.jigsy.com/

Monday/June 11

The Luftwaffe: The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force." 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Dr. Alfred Beck, a retired historian with the Department of Defense, will lecture on "The Luftwaffe: The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force of World War II." At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 Quincy Street, Arlington. Call 703-228-2144.

Tuesday/June 12

Antigone Rising. 9:30 p.m. Performing with A Fragile Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. At IOTA Club and CafÈ, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Visit www.iotaclubandcafe.com.

Friday/June 15

Summer Concert. 8 p.m. Free. The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform. At the U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Tuesday/June 19

State of the County. 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $40 for Leadership Arlington or Arlington Chamber of

Commerce members; $50/nonmembers. Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes will address community and business leaders during the State of the County breakfast at the Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington.

Wednesday/June 20

Twilight Tattoo. 7 p.m. Featuring The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. At Fort Myer, Arlington. Call 703-696-3399.

Free Concert. No cost. No obligation. Potomac Harmony's "Just Come Sing!" series. Those interested may call 703-764-3896 or email chorus@potomacharmony.org to hold a place. At Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus St. and 2nd Street N. (two blocks north of Route 50), Arlington.

Thursday/June 21

Solstice Celebration and Cleanup. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Several service project options including cleanups and invasive removal. At Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Registration at volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406.

Friday/June 22

Concert. 8 p.m. Music in the Parks featuring The U.S. Army Blues Band. At Lubber Run Park in Arlington. Call 703-696-3399.

Monday/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

“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.

Wednesday/June 27

Twilight Tattoo Concert. 7 p.m. Featuring The U.S. Army Blues and Downrange. At Fort Myer, Arlington. Call 703-696-3399.

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.

Friday/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.

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, 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.