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Arlington Calendar: Oct. 3, 2012

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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.

Mondays/Through Oct. 31

Laugh for Health. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Great stress reliever. 45-minutes of laughter exercises and a 15-minute overview about laughter yoga and its benefits to anyone willing to laugh. Just show up. At Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5959.

Through Oct. 31

Art Exhibition. Bryan Jernigan, an Arlington artist, is back at Arlington County’s Central Library with a new series called “Forgotten : Remembered” which comprises 14 pieces total – 10 of which will be on display. Contact him at 571-263-6317 or email bryan@nafisdc.org.

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.

Oct. 2 through Nov. 25

Christopher Shinn’s Dying City Premiere. At Signature Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7. Purchase online or call Ticketmaster at 703- 573-SEAT or through the Signature Theatre Box Office at 703-820-9771 or in person. Visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

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.

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 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.

Saturdays Starting Oct. 13

Family Skate Opening Night. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Center, 3501 2nd St. $2 per person. Skate Rental: $3 per person. Cash only. Save time in line by bringing your own skates. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

Teen Sport Nights Opening Night. 9-11 p.m. At Thomas Jefferson Center, 3501 2nd St. $2 per student. Open gym of basketball, soccer, volleyball, roller skating, parkour & game room with billiards, ping-pong, foosball and more. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

Oct. 15 through Nov. 18

Free Art Exhibition. “A Celebration of Color” will be on display at Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe, 4536 Lee Hwy. The exhibit was juried by noted local pastel painter Daniel Wise. Open to the public. A reception will be held Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. at Cassatt’s Kiwi Cafe. Meet the artists and view the juried exhibit. Refreshments are provided.

Oct. 26 through Nov. 4

Encore Stage & Studio presents The Hobbit. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. Adults $12; Children, Students and Seniors $10. Tickets may be purchased at www.encorestage.org. Group discounts are available.

Nov. 15-17

Annual Craft Fair. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church located at 8617 Little River Tpk. will hold a craft fair, featuring juried crafts, arts, a bake sale and more, to benefit local, national and international mission projects. Nov. 15, 4-8 p.m.; Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 703-978-3500 or visit www.stmatthewsumc.org.

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.

Wednesday/Oct. 3

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. James Srodes promotes On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World, a vivid portrait of twelve Americans determined to remake America. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Thursday/Oct. 4

Brown Bag Thursdays: Karma Camp and Brianne Camp. 1–2 p.m
. The Helen Hayes nominated mother and daughter team behind last season’s Hairspray are back together this season with Signature’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 
Signature’s Mead Lobby, 
4200 Campbell Ave. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

High School Musical. 7 p.m. At the James Lee Community Center, 2285 Annandale Road. During intermission, the actors will serve dessert. Tickets, including dessert, are $18/adult; $12/child. Purchase at www.dawnetechnicalsolutions.com/TSP.htm. Group tickets available. Call 571-235-5157 or e-mail spot@dawnetechnicalsolutions.com.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Baseball Night with Frank Ceresi and Hank Thomas, who are both authors of baseball books. Customers are encouraged to bring in items from their personal collections of baseball memorabilia. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday/Oct. 5

Free Concert. "The Polished Brass Jazz Trio" with Jonas Bernstein-Guitar, Michael Fox-Trumpet and Vocals, and Eric Seay-Bass will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 4201 N. Fairfax Dr. A reception follows. Visit http://www.cumcballston.org.

High School Musical. 7 p.m. At the James Lee Community Center, 2285 Annandale Rd. During intermission, the actors will serve dessert. Tickets, including dessert, are $18/adult; $12/child. Purchase at www.dawnetechnicalsolutions.com/TSP.htm. Group tickets available. Call 571-235-5157 or e-mail spot@dawnetechnicalsolutions.com.

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

Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden Celebration. 1-5 p.m. At Bon Air Park, 850 North Lexington St. Enjoy fall roses along with docent led tours, potting stations for rose rootings, poetry readings, cookies and lemonade. Visit http://library.arlingtonva.us.

Native Seed Collection. 10 a.m.-noon. At Lubber Run Park, N. Columbus St & 2nd St. N. Collect acorns and other tree seeds. Collected seeds are sent to the state nurseries to be grown into tree seedlings which eventually are distributed back throughout the state for restoration projects. Volunteers should meet at the Lubber Run Amphitheater. Visit www.growingnative.org. RSVP by emailing at volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org or calling 703-228-6406.

Native Seed Collection. 10 a.m.-noon. At Lubber Run Park, N. Columbus St & 2nd St. N. Collect acorns and other tree seeds. Collected seeds are sent to the state nurseries to be grown into tree seedlings which eventually are distributed back throughout the state for restoration projects. Volunteers should meet at the Lubber Run Amphitheater. Visit www.growingnative.org. RSVP by emailing at volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org or calling 703-228-6406.

High School Musical. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. At the James Lee Community Center, 2285 Annandale Rd. During intermission, the actors will serve dessert. Tickets, including dessert, are $18/adult; $12/child. Purchase at www.dawnetechnicalsolutions.com/TSP.htm. Group tickets available. Call 571-235-5157 or e-mail spot@dawnetechnicalsolutions.com.

Arlington History Bike Tour. 9 a.m. Bike 1 to 23 miles visiting Arlington parks and historic sites. Bring lunch, water, and any type of bike. Wear helmet. No reservations necessary. $2. Meet at Ballston Metro Station (Top of Escalator, S.E. Corner of N. Stuart St. and Fairfax Drive). Contact Bernie Berne at 703-243-0179 or email bhberne@yahoo.com.

Free Book Event. 2 p.m. Star Wars Reads Day with a raffle, giveaways, snacks and plenty of Star Wars books to peruse through. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Los Animales. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come to the Long Branch Amphitheater for old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities, including stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores. $5 fee due upon registration. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center located at 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.

Sunday/Oct. 7

Free 50+ Expos. noon-4 p.m. Attend the 13th annual 50+ Expos featuring expert speakers, a variety of informative exhibitors and excellent entertainment. Free. At Ballston Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Call 301-949-9766 or visit

www.theBeaconNewspapers.com.

High School Musical. 2 p.m. At the James Lee Community Center, 2285 Annandale Rd. During intermission, the actors will serve dessert. Tickets, including dessert, are $18/adult; $12/child. Purchase at www.dawnetechnicalsolutions.com/TSP.htm. Group tickets available. Call 571-235-5157 or e-mail spot@dawnetechnicalsolutions.com.

Blessing of the Animals. 3 p.m. All household pets are invited. Meet on the lawn and in case of rain meet in the parish hall. Rock Spring United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Rd. Call 703-538-4886.

Animal Blessing. 5 p.m. Bring pets in carriers or on leashes, or bring a picture. Join this annual event to ask God's blessings on our companions and friends. St. John's Episcopal Church (in the side yard, rain or shine) located at 415 South Lexington St.

Book Club. 7 p.m. The One More Page Book Fiction Club meets to discuss The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Tuesday/Oct. 9

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series presents A Tribute to American Violinist Zvi Zeitlin. Featuring SSG Robert Martin, violin, and SSG Joel Ayau, piano, the program will feature works by Rochberg, Foss, Stravinsky, and Schubert. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Wednesday/Oct. 10

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Guy Maddalone, founder and CEO of GTM Payroll Services, shares from his acclaimed reference book, How to Hire a Nanny: Your Complete Guide to Finding, Hiring and Retaining a Nanny and Other Household Help. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Fall Herps. 4-5 p.m. Explore the Long Branch Nature Center grounds for salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards and snakes and learn how they get ready for winter. For Children 6+. Registration required. $5 fee due upon registration. Call 703-228-6535. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.

Thursday/Oct. 11

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Veteran horror and paranormal author Karen E. Taylor will discuss Thirst, the third book of her Vampire Legacy series. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Strings presents one of the most recognizable works in all of classical music. Each of the concertos will feature a different violin soloist from within the talented group of Army musicians. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane.

Friday/Oct. 12

Book Club. 11 a.m. The One More Page Book Fiction Club meets to chat about The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov at One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Campfire: Skunk Scents. 6-7 p.m. The whole family is invited to roast S'mores and learn all about the defenses and hunting habits of the forest's flashiest night-time traveler. $5 fee due upon registration. Call 703-228-3403.

Saturday/Oct. 13

The 2012 Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists. 7-9 p.m. The Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 North Glebe Rd. Jummy Olabanji, from ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8, will preside as MC. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome. Call the Opera Guild at 703-536-7557, email mcdm1@verizon.net

Bake Sale. 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Woman's Club of Arlington will have a bake sale, boutique with hand-made crafts, White House Ornaments sale and paper-shredding fund-raising event. All proceeds will help fund the scholarships to one Wakefield High School senior each year. At the Club's parking lot located at the corner of South 8th and Buchanan streets. The shredding truck will accept all paper, checkbooks and old stubs. Remove all metal items (3-ring binders, metal-spring clips and staples) before coming. A donation is requested for the paper shredding, which will benefit the scholarship fund. Call 703-553-5800.

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Chorus presents Songs of the Blue and the Gray: A Civil War Commemoration. Free and open to the public. At Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Road. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com.

Boundary Stone Bike Tour. 9:15 a.m. Bike for 35 miles and visit 12 historic D.C. boundary stones in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. Bike on paved streets and bike trails with few long uphill climbs. Bring lunch, water, and any type of bike. No reservations necessary. $2 non-member fee. Cancelled if 55 percent or greater chance of rain. Meet at the entrance to East Falls Church Metro Station. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org.

Taste of Kiwanis. 5-8 p.m. National Rural Electric Cooperative Ballroom, 4301 Wilson Blvd. $25 adults, $30 at door, $15 for children under 12. Call 703-249-5118 or visit www.tasteofkiwanis.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.

Concert. 4 p.m. Virginia Chamber Orchestra presents Musical Gems from France. Free for students. Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Ticket purchased at the door: Adults $25; Senior $20. Discount tickets ($20) are available online at www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.

Project WILD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Project WILD is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. Bring a bag lunch and drink. Facilitated by park naturalist Matt Neff. Call 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center. Free. Registration required.

Monday/Oct. 15

Author Series. 3 p.m. Barbara Burkhardt, former fiction editor of The New Yorker, will discuss her book "Conversations with William Maxwell" at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Katherine Sharpe will discuss and sign Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Tuesday/Oct. 16

Advance Model Screening. 6:30 p.m. WDCW and the Fashion Centre will also host an advance screening of CW’s new “EMILY OWEN, M.D.” show, which is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m.

Book Club. 7 p.m. The One More Page Book Fiction Club meets to discuss The Shape of Water, the first book in the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. At One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series presents Piano and Strings: Echoes of Vienna. Enjoy works by Mozart, Gustav Mahler, and Johannes Brahms. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Wednesday/Oct. 17

Lunch and Performance. 12 p.m. McLean Baptist Church, 1367 Chain Bridge Road. $10 per person. Pre-payment required by Oct. 11. Free blood pressure screening begins at 11 a.m. Call 703-506-2199 to register or email rekcockcalb@hotmail.com.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Kathy McCleary will read and sign A Simple Thing, her novel of an unlikely friendship between two women on a journey of self-discovery. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Thursday/Oct. 18

Free Wine Tasting. 7 p.m. One More Page hosts a wine tasting at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Garden Club. 11 a.m. Plant expert Marion Lobstein speaks to Rock Spring Garden Club on the "Flora of Virginia" at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd. Free and open to the public, with an optional $5 lunch. RSVP by Oct. 11 to Jody Goulden, 703-533-2942, jgoulden@verizon.net.

Oct. 19-21

The U.S. FreedomWalk Festival. A non-competitive walking sport event for fitness and fellowship.
Everyone welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 All walks begin and end at Holiday Inn-Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive. Adults $15-$24, children $5. Registration required at www.usfreedomwalk.org.

*Friday/Oct. 19. The trails are 5 and 10 km long.

*Saturday/Oct. 20. 3, 6, 12, or 27 miles go by the embassies, memorials, the National Mall and Arlington Cemetery.
The 27-mile ultra marathon travels around some of the best trails in Arlington and D.C.

*Sunday/Oct. 21. 3, 6, 12, or 18 miles branch out to the C&O Canal and other parks depending on the distance selected by the participants.

"Let's Go Camping!" From Saturday 4:30 p.m. to Sunday 9:30 a.m. Family is invited to Gulf Branch for this gentle introduction to camping out, featuring making camp, having time for lazing about, or playing in the creek. After dinner cooked over the campfire, enjoy the embers with song and story. The next morning, cook breakfast before breaking camp. Families, ages 6 and up. $20 fee per person payable upon registration. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. B.Y.O.T. (tent) if you have one. If not, we have some available for a small fee. Call 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road.

Saturday/Oct. 20

D.C. 50’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Expo. 2-8 p.m. Washington’s premier fashion event will be held at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place N.W. This year’s hosts include “America’s Next Top Model” runway coach J Alexander (Miss J) and K Street Kate’s Kate Michael. The event will feature multiple fashion shows, free beauty makeovers, book signings, and meet and greets with celebrities. Headlining the fashion shows will be “Project Runway” Season 9 winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee and NBC’s “Fashion Star,” Nikki Poulos. Visit www.fbldc.com.

3rd Annual Harvest for Hope Celebration Event. 6-10 p.m. NRECA Conference Center Ballroom, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Help raise funds and awareness for homeless and substance abuse recovery programs while enjoying great entertainment, food and beverages. Visi www.voachesapeake.org/ResidentialProgramCenter. Tickets are $50. Casual Cocktail Attire.

Girls’ Party. 2 p.m. One More Page hosts a Little Ruth Party for girls ages 3-6 years. Activities, door prizes and goody bags will be distributed and author Dee Wright reads and signs Little Ruth’s newest book, Halloween Drama Queen. Free. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Rocking Robins and Crimson. 6-7 p.m. The whole family is invited to the Long Branch Amphitheater for entertaining activities including stories, special animal guests, games, songs and treats like s’mores. All ages. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-6535. $5 fee per person. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.

Home Maintenance Workshop. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Come and learn to make minor plumbing and electrical repairs at home. Two new classes this year: the insights of Installing Laminate Flooring and How to Improve the Comfort and Energy Efficiency in your Home. Free. You may choose one of four classes (first come, first served) — plumbing, electric, laminate flooring or home energy comfort. Free prizes (raffled at each class). At Arlington Career Center located at 816 S. Walter Reed Dr. Call 703-228-3765 or visit http://www.wix.com/jllm79/homemaintenanceworkshop

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.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. John Billheimer chats about his new mystery, Field of Schemes, about a sportswriter with a gambling problem who tries to help a trainer escape indictment for steroid abuse. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Book Club. 4:30 p.m. The Kids Book Club meets to chat about Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder. At One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Wild Ones: West Wind, West Wind. 4-5 p.m. Learn about highs, lows and the frontal systems that dominate fall and winter weather. Ages 6-10. Register child only. $5 fee due upon registration. Call 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road.

Friday/Oct. 26

Bowling Trip. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Pick up/return to T.J. Community Center, 3501 2nd St. $12 per student, includes lunch. Registration deadline: Oct. 23. Use activity Code 970011-B to register. Call 703-228-4747, or visit registration.arlingtonva.us.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Iraqi-Afghan war veteran Tom Young discusses and signs his most recent book, The Renegades, a military thriller at One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Free Concert. 7 p.m. “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series presents The U.S. Army String Quartet. Musicians from The U.S. Army Strings are featured in this concert presenting music for string quartet with a twist: popular tunes, latin, and jazz. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Arlington Presbyterian Church which is located at 3507 Columbia Pike.

Fall Flowers and Fungi Hike. 2-4:30 p.m. Adults. Join a walk with a naturalist to explore fall wildflowers and fungi. Hike is rocky and steep in places. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. $5 fee due upon registration. Registrants will be contacted with directions to the meeting site at Turkey Run Park. Call 703-228-3403.

Campfire: Brother Hawk. 6-7 p.m. The whole family is invited to old-fashioned fun around the campfire. Come out to roast S'mores and learn how to tell the difference between two of most commonly seen raptors - Coopers and Sharp-Shinned Hawks. $5 fee due upon registration. Call 703-228-3403.

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.

Free Book Event. 5 p.m. Tara Laskowski visits One More Page to chat about Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons, a collection of stories covering the more unusual etiquette topics of homicide, dementia, illiteracy and obesity. One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Explore Arlington Nature by Bike. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Discover waterfalls, springs, rare ecosystems, champion trees, unusual rock formations and other natural features along Four Mile Run from Barcroft Park to Banneker Park by bike roughly 9 mile. Naturalist-led round-trip ride at a leisurely pace over mostly level, paved pathways, stopping at points of natural and environmental interest along the way. Bring your own bike and water, snacks and repair kit. Adults and teens with adult. Call 703-228-6535. Meet at Barcroft Park, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr. (exact location will be sent to registered participants). $5 fee due upon registration.

Saturday & Sunday/Oct. 27-28

Annual Studio Tour & Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Take this free, self-guided tour to meet 14 artists in their working environments and to view and purchase art. To join the tour, visit the Alliance website www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org for a downloadable map and additional details, including local venues distributing the Studio Tour map.

Monday/Oct. 29

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Virginia resident Dallas Hudgens, author of Wake Up, We're Here, will share his mesmerizing short story collection of down-on-their-luck characters in America. At One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Thursday/Nov. 1

Brown Bag Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. Featuring discussions Rachel Zampelli and Thomas Keegan stars of Signature Theatre’s Dying City. Signature’s Mead Lobby, 
4200 Campbell Ave. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Dennis Drabelle discusses The Great American Railroad War: How Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris Took on the Notorious Central Pacific Railroad, a lively account of an important chapter of U.S. history pitting two of America’s greatest writers against one of America’s most powerful corporations. At One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Sunday/Nov. 4

Free Concert. 3 p.m. The U.S. Army Orchestra in Concert A World War II Veteran tribute concert featuring the world premiere of Symphony No. 1 by retired Col. Harold Van Heuvelen. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Monday/Nov. 5

From Page to Stage Mondays. 7 p.m. Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch, 4200 Campbell Ave. A look into design and production. Artists will present a new perspective on the world of live theatre. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. Herb Silverman talks about Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt. Born an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, Silverman is a legendary figure within the American secular activist community. At One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Tuesday/Nov. 6

Book Club. 7 p.m. The One More Page Book Fiction Club meets to chat about The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman, who will phone in to talk with the group. One More Page, LLC is located at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday/Nov. 9

Free Book Event. 7 p.m. One More Page hosts several Young Adult authors. Miranda Kenneally shares from Stealing Parker, her companion novel to Catching Jordon. RITA ® Finalist Janet Gurtler chats about her latest book, Who I Kissed. Sisters-turned-writing-partners Lisa and Laura Roecker talk about Lies that Bind, the latest installment in The Liars Society series. At One More Page, LLC, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Tuesday/Nov. 13

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series presents Classical and Modern Works for Harp. Featuring SSG Nadia Pessoa. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Thursday/Nov. 15

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. The U.S. Army Orchestra in Concert Program includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, a medley of Jerome Kern music featuring SFC Alvy Powell, and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah.” Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Free Concert. 3 p.m. The U.S. Army Blues present A Veterans Day Tribute Concert. One of the few remaining full-time big bands in the country present a special concert in honor of veterans, featuring well-known big band tunes from the Swing Era. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

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.

Tuesday/Nov. 27

Free Concert. 7:30 p.m. “Pershing’s Own” Chamber Music Series. Our popular recital series continues with works for mixed winds and strings by Bartok, Ingolf Dahl, and others. Free and open to the public. Call 703-696-3399 or visit www.usarmyband.com. At Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Road.

Mondays/Dec. 3

From Page to Stage Mondays. 7 p.m. 
Arlington Public Library, Shirlington Branch, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls, the film based on the 1981 Broadway musical. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

Thursday/Dec. 6

Brown Bag Thursdays. 1-2 p.m. Nova Y. Payton, an audience favorite as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, returns in the role of Effie White in the landmark musical Dreamgirls. Signature’s Mead Lobby, 
4200 Campbell Ave. Call 703-820-9771 or visit www.signaturetheatre.org.