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Don Quixote Colleen Jacobs

Don Quixote

Virginia Ballet Company and School will present the classic full-length Don Quixote Ballet. Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Group pricing is available for groups of 10 or more for the same performance. For additional information and group rates call 703-249-8227.

A limited number of general admission tickets is available for the working stage rehearsal on April 26, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 plus a $2 fee per each ticket and may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Tickets for the working stage rehearsal must be purchased in advance. For additional information call 703 249-8227.

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Move Me

Move Me

Bowen McCauley Dance presents the 4th Annual Move Me Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2-5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, with the support of The JBG Companies, honorary hosts Senator Barbara Favola and Delegate Patrick Hope, and master of ceremony WUSA9 evening anchor Anita Brikman. Move Me is a free family-friendly celebration of the arts and culture, promoting healthy lifestyles through movement and the arts, and featuring performances and artistic activities by local arts partners. This year, the festival focuses on the need to “Get Active, Get Creative, Get Involved.” Participating arts partners will offer performances, demonstrations, and activities including Latin dance, clogging, theater workshops, orchestra performances, an instrument petting zoo, yoga, face painting, magic tricks, arts and crafts and more. Visit www.bmdc.org.

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Prince Charming (junior Cormac O'Donovan) and Cinderella (senior Roxanne Cook) are reunited, much to the delight of the Fairy Godmother (sophomore Katherine Keane).

Glass Slippers Are Back "In"

The world's most treasured fairy tale comes to life on stage in Arlington on Apr. 19-21, when Bishop O'Connell High School presents the original 1957 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, “Cinderella.” Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and there's a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. General admission is $10, students and seniors are $5. Bishop O'Connell High School is located at 6600 Little Falls Road in Arlington. For tickets and more information contact the box office at 703-237-1448 or visit www.bishopoconnell.org/theatre.

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"Web," winner of Best in Show, by Susan Levin

"Walk on the Wild Side"

Gallery Underground announces the award winners in the "Walk on the Wild Side" juried show to benefit the Arlington Animal Welfare League and Arlington Artists Alliance. Juried by DeAnna Boling, PSA, AFCF, the show features the furred, feathered and finned creatures of our world. The opening reception and fundraiser will be Friday, April 12 from 5-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Wine will be provided by our partner, the Washington Wine Academy. The show runs April 8 through May 4.

Winners are: Best in Show: "Web" by Susan Levin; First Place: "Hippocampus" by Tim Scheirte; Second Place: "Some Serious Play" by Maribeth Wright; and Third Place: "Early To Rise" by Jolly Sienda. In addition there were nine honorable mentions chosen.

Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, this visual arts venue is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District and Vornado/Charles E. Smith to showcase the work of established and emerging regional artists. More than 40 artists exhibit paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass work, ceramics and jewelry. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Metro accessible. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.

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

Ongoing

Food Truck Thursdays. In the surface parking lot at the corner of Crystal Drive and 18th Street.

Line Dancing Class. Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Line dancing with Barbara Allen. Covers the basic steps, then combines them to music for a gentle aerobic workout. More experienced line dancers are welcome as they can assist newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

Exhibit. See “Real and Imagined” through April 6 at Northern Virginia ART Center, 2100 Crystal Drive. Features painter George Bowles’ photo realistic work to Bud Hensgen’s abstract work. Visit www.novaartcenter.org or 571-483-0652.

‘Voodoo Macbeth.’ Adapted by Orson Welles, using the imagery and traditions of Voodoo. Presented by The American Century Theater, at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St. through Saturday, April 13. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.

Theater Performance. See “The Last Five Years” at Max Theatre at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m.; and matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Sunday, April 28. Tickets start at $40. Visit signature-theatre.org for more.

Wednesday/April 17

Classes for Young Dancers. 2-6 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Children ages 5-8 can enjoy the “Big Meow” half day camp. $100/day. Register at www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Reception. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. World Book Night volunteers can enjoy a reception. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Nanny Club. 10 a.m.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5710.

Stop in for Stories. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Story Time: Under 2s. 1:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy readers’ theater, games, and more revolving around fairies, fables and funny folktales. Free. 703-228-5710.

Kids Club. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Elementary school kids can enjoy activities and more. Free. 703-228-5715.

Special Drop-in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Children can make crafts and hear a story about Paddington Bear. Free. 703-228-6330.

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. All ages can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-6548.

Book Club. 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Discuss the Arlington Reads selection. Free. 703-228-5710 for title.

Thursday/April 18

Outdoor Table Arrangements. 11 a.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road. Betty Ann Galway will demonstrate how to create the arrangements. Free, with $5 optional lunch. RSVP by Aprill 11 to rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com or visit www.rockspringgardenclub.com.

Celebrate Our Earth. 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy an interactive nature program. 703-228-6535.

Story Time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6545.

Drop-in Story Time: Over 2s. 11:15 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5715.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-575.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at HB-Woodlawn auditorium, 4100 N. Vacation Lane. Watch “Henry VI” by William Shakespeare.

Wine Event. 7-8:30 p.m. at Washington Wine Academy/DC School of Beer Education Center, 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400. Taste eight different wines while learning about New Zealand including the history of winemaking and grape growing. $45/person.

Friday/April 19

Family Fun Night. 7-9 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Play games, Wii and Playstation games, art projects, facepainting, jousting and more. Free. 703-228-4711.

Book Signing. 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Jen Kirkman will sign copies of her book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” after her performance. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Art Show and Sale. 7-9 p.m. at The Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St. Features artists who work in sculpture, painting, ceramics and enamels. Free. Visit womansclubarlington.org or 703-553-5800.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children up to 1 year old can enjoy stories. Free. 703-228-5710.

Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at HB-Woodlawn auditorium, 4100 N. Vacation Lane. Watch “Henry VI” by William Shakespeare.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road. See “Cinderella.” $10/general; $5/students and seniors. Visit www.bishopoconnell.org/theatre or 703-237-1448.

Saturday/April 20

Dance. 4 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Children will enjoy “The Big Meow,” a family-friendly performance about an orange cat who wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for his loud meow. Tickets $10-$15. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Dance. 7 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Performers of all ages showcase a mixed repertory and new dances. $20. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theatre One, 2700 S. Lang St. Los Quetzales dance ensemble will perform and wear costumes from different regions of Mexico. Proceeds benefit the dance ensemble. $12/advance; $15/door; $10/seniors and children age 6-10. 703-638-0585.

Book Signing. 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Jen Kirkman will sign copies of her book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” after her performance. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Civil War Discovery: Artillery. 10 a.m. at Fort CF Smith, 2411 N. 24th St. Children ages 7-12 can learn to work as a team to load and aim a replica Civil War cannon. $5 due at registration. 703-243-4342. Program #632723-D

The Trees and History of Fort C.F. Smith Park. Noon at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. People age 10 and up can learn about nature and the park during a walking tour. Free.

Spring Plant Sale. 1-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults can browse ferns, vines, shrubs and more. 703-228-655.

Astronomy Quest. 6-10 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Center, 300 N. Park Drive. Adults and families with children ages 10 and up can learn about astronomy in the Shenandoah Mountains. $15/person due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632843-G

Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theater One, 2700 S. Lang St. Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble will perform. $12/advance; $15/door; $10/senior and child under 10. Visit www.quetzales.org or 703-638-0585.

Family Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. All ages. Free. 703-228-5710.

Paws to Read. 3-4 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-6330.

Book & Music Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Lee and Sharisse Coulter will talk about their 6 month, 55 city tour of the U.W. with their 4-year-old son to share their passions. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road. See “Cinderella.” $10/general; $5/students and seniors. Visit www.bishopoconnell.org/theatre or 703-237-1448.

Sunday/April 21

Theater Performance. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Classical Ballet Theatre Performance Studio, 320 Victory Drive, Herndon. $10/person. See a child-friendly performance of “Cinderella.” Visit www.cbtnva.org for tickets.

Author Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Julie Harrison will share from her book “Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You,” co-authored with Marianne Walsh. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Book Dating for Singles. 6 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Bring a couple of books to share — favorites, disappointments or ones to be read. Free. RSVP to 703-228-6545.

Theater Performance. 2 p.m. at Bishop O’Connell High School, 6600 Little Falls Road. See “Cinderella.” $10/general; $5/students and seniors. Visit www.bishopoconnell.org/theatre or 703-237-1448.

Monday/April 22

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6548.

Story Time. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5946.

Film. 3-4:45 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch the documentary “Page One: Inside the New York Times.” Free. 703-228-5946.

Film. 3 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “To Catch a Thief.” Free. 703-228-5710.

Teen Knitting Group. 4:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Drop-in for knitting support and instruction. Sticks and yarn will be provided. Free. 703-228-630.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5946.

Family Story Time. 6:45 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. All ages. Free. 703-228-6330.

Wine Event. 7-8:30 p.m. at Washington Wine Academy/DC School of Beer Education Center, 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400. Taste eight different wines while learning about lesser-known wines. $45/person.

Tuesday/April 23

One-Act Opera. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Seniors can see an opera designed for young schoolchildren: “Monkey See Monkey Do.” $4. For reservations or to purchase tickets call 703-536-7557.

Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss a spirituality/philosophy book. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Story Time. 4:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5260.

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For all ages. Free. 703-228-5946.

Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Discuss “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. Free. 703-228-5260.

Wednesday/April 24

Opera Class. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. “Monkey See Monkey Do” is a one-act bilingual opera. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Author Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Husband-and-wife author team, Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, of “The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes” will talk about their lives together, their restaurant and more. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Nature Detectives. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn some of the tricks that can be used in the field or back in the lab. Dress for the weather. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632823-K.

Nanny Club. 10 a.m.-noon at Columbia Pike Library, Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5710.

Stop in for Stories. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Story Time: Under 2s. 1:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop in Story Time. 4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy readers’ theater, games, and more revolving around fairies, fables and funny folk tales. Free. 703-228-5710.

Kids Club. 4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Elementary school children can enjoy activities and more. Free. 703-228-5715.

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. For all ages. Free. 703-228-6548.

Thursday/April 25

Book Club. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Free. 703-228-5946.

Story Time. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-6330.

Drop-in Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Story Time: Over 2s. 11:15 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5715.

Drop-in Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6545.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Bilingual Story Time. 4:15 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children can enjoy stories, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Free. 703-228-5990.

Knitting Group. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Drop-in for knitting support and instruction. Free. 703-228-6548.

Author Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Sarah Pekkanen will discuss her new book “The Best of Us,” and Dana Bate will talk about and sign her book “The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Grape American Road Trip. 7-8:30 p.m. at Washington Wine Academy/DC School of Beer Education Center, 1201 S. Eads St., Suite 400. Sommelier Andrew Stover will discuss wines he discovered from across the U.S., including Michigan and Texas. $45/person.

Friday/April 26

Opera Class. 10 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. “Monkey See Monkey Do” is a one-act bilingual opera. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. The “Washington Post” correspondent John Burgess discusses his novel “A Woman of Angkor.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Chorus Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Middle School, 2700 S. Lang St. Songs from “Alice in Wonderland” and other classic Walt Disney movies will be performed by the Arlington Community Chorus. Free, but donations accepted. Visit www.apsva.us/adulted to learn how to join the chorus.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5710.

Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5260.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children up to age 5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Guided Walking Tour. 9-11:45 a.m. Arlington National Cemetery will host a guided walking tour of its horticulture program and a tree planting. If you require special accommodations call 703-614-0062.

Saturday/April 27

One Night’s Celebration Gala. Arlington Community Foundation will hold its annual gala at Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Arlington charities. $300/person includes dining, dancing and more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arlcf.org or 703-243-4785.

Performance. 3 p.m. see “Monkey See Monkey Do,” a one-act bilingual opera. $4. Visit www.operaguildnova.org or 703-536-7557 for tickets.

Energy Scavenger Hunt. 1-3 p.m. at The Landing in the Crystal City Shops, 1750 Crystal Drive. Use tips and clues to gather energy saving answers and prizes along the way. There will be a raffle at the end. Register at freshairva.us/energyhunt/.

Arlington History Bike Tour. Meet at Ballston Metro Station at 9 a.m. and bike from one to 23 miles visiting Arlington parks and historic sites. Easy ride along paved streets and bike trails. Bring lunch, water, helmet. $2. Visit www.centerhikingclub.org or 703-243-0179.

Move Me Festival. 2-5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School. Bowen McCauley Dance will host performances and activities. Visit www.bmdc.org.

Concert. 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Dr. Eileen Guenther will perform a selection of solo works for the organ. Visit www.htluther.org for more.

Ballet. 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Theater. See Virginia Ballet Company and School perform “Don Quixote.” $30/adult; $20/student, senior, child. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Aprilfest: Books, Blooms and Bites. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walker Chapel, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Features a plant and mulch sale, book and cd, DVD sale, and a cafe that will offer baked goods and lunch items. All proceeds benefit local charities. Visit www.walkchapel.org or 703-538-5200.

Go Camping at Gulf Branch. Saturday, 4:30 p.m.- Sunday, 9:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families with children ages 6 and up can enjoy dinner, stories and songs, s’mores, and breakfast while getting introduced to camping. Bring a tent if you have one. $20/person due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #632853-E.

Wild Dogs Campfire. 6:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Learn about wolves, coyotes, foxes and other wild members of the canine or dog family. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #632953-G.

Family Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. All ages. Free. 703-228-5710.

Saturday/April 28

Author Panel. 3:30 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. One More Page hosts a Mid-Grade/Teen Author Panel with Morgan Keyes, author of “Darkbeast;” Alethea Kontis, author of “Enchanted,” the first book in the Woodcutter series; and Lea Nolan, author of “Conjure,” the first book in the Hoodoo Apprentice Series. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Ballet. 2 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Theater. See Virginia Ballet Company and School perform “Don Quixote.” $30/adult; $20/student, senior, child. Visit www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Canine Capers. 3-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 8-11 can learn about wild canines and more. Free. 703-228-6535. Program #632923-J.

Shirlington Sunday Matinee. 4:30-7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Moonstruck.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Walkabout. 3-5 p.m., meet at Fields Park, 775 N. George Mason Drive. Enjoy a free 2.5 mile walk around the neighborhoods of Bluemont and Bon Air. For more information, visit walkarlington.com or contact info@walkarlington.com.

Sunday/April 29

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Junot Diaz will discuss “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Part of Arlington Reads 2013. Free. 703-228-6321.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 10:30 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5260.

Drop-in Story Time: Over 2s. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-6545.

Story Time: Under 2s. 10:30 a.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-6548.

Story Time: Baby Steps. 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children up to age 1. Free. 703-228-5946.

Film. 3 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Father Goose.” Free. 703-228-5710.

Family Story Time. 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. All ages. Free. 703-228-6330.

Saturday/May 4

Ballet Performance. 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School Theater. Cuppett Performing Arts Center ballet students will perform the full-length ballet “Don Quixote.” $14/advance; $17/door; $12/senior and child under 12. Visit www.cuppetpac.com or 703-938-9019.

Trailblazers in S.T.E.M Career Fields Honored. 7 p.m.-midnight at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Enjoy dinner, silent auction, dancing and live music. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships to local high school graduates. $165/person. Visit www.nvdecs.org for tickets.

Monday/May 6

Reading Series. 8 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. “The Widow Ranter” by Aphra Behn. Free. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

Thursday/May 9

Up Close & Literary. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Meet authors Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Manil Suri. Enjoy a cocktail reception, interview and Q&A with the two authors and a dessert while the authors sign books. $60/person include food, drinks and a book of choice from one of the two authors. Visit onemorepageupclose.brownpapertickets.com for tickets.

Friday/May 10

Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St. Encore Chorale will perform a salute to American composers with the Washington-Lee High School Jazz Band. Free. Visit encorecreativity.org or 301-261-5747.

Saturday/May 11

Gala. New Hope Housing will have its gala “Rock the House” at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Building. Enjoy a reception, cocktail hour, dinner, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets can be purchased at www.newhopehousing.org or e-mail lpadberg@newhopehousing.org.

Neighborhood Day. Neighborhoods from Bluemont to Dominion Hill will connect residents at events throughout the county. Visit www.arlington.va.us for ideas or list of events.

Saturday/May 18

Argentine Festival. 4 p.m. a Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Enjoy crafts, performers directly from Argentina and food for purchase. Raffle tickets will be on sale. $20 in advance at www.tickeri.com or $30 at the door. See details on www.festivalargentinousa.com.

Turtle Trot 5k. Check-in at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. at Lower Bluemont park, 329 N. Manchester St. $30/adult; $15/child. Proceeds benefit the turtle rescue and other at-risk wildlife brought into Long Branch Nature Center. Visit www.active.com to register.

Saturday/June 1

Reading Series. 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Fire Ring, entrance at N. Columbus Street and N. 2nd St. “Beowulf” adapted by Lynn Sharp Spears, based on the Seamus Heaney translation. Free. Visit www.artisphere.com for more.

June 7-29

‘Biography’ by S.N. Behrman revolves around a 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. Visit www.AmericanCentury.org.

Through July 1

Art Exhibit. See "Life on a Lake: Photos from Kashmir” by Robbie Hammer at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military Road. Hours: Monday, Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Wedneday from 1-9 p.m.; Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 703-228-6330.

July 19 through Aug. 17, 2013

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