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Diane Rickey of Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique offers samples of yogurt based ice cream to Donna Henry and her dogs Cinnamon and Silk.

Wagging in Shirlington

Now in its sixth year, Wags n’ Whiskers is a community event for animal loving shoppers of all ages, taking place Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s event will feature more than 50 exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories merchants to on-site adoptions. The Village at Shirlington invites the community to enjoy $5 pet portraits, demonstrations, giveaways, merchant specials and family friendly activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment, plus live performances by Dan Haas and The Morrison Brothers Band. This event is free and open to the public. Visit villageatshirlington.com.

2013 exhibitors include: A Forever Home Rescue Foundation, A Little Unique, ABC Petwear, Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Arlington County Department of Environmental Sciences, Barkley Square Pets, Becky's Pet Care, Best Friends Pet Care, Bow Wow Designs, Bow Wow Meow, Canine Caterers LLC, Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Caring Hearts Rescue, DecorDogz Galore, Dog Paws n Cat Claws Pet Care, Dogma Bakery & Boutique, Dogtopia of Alexandria, Doodlebug Quilts, Fetch! Pet Care, Fetching Life, FidoJournalism Pet Photography, Fur-Get Me Not, Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery and Dental Care, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, K-9 Lifesavers, King Street Cats, Loyalty Pet Care and Safety First A Division of Loyalty Pet Care, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, Lucky Paws Pet Care, Man-Machine Systems Assessment, Max & Ruffy's, My Life Simpler, Nature's Select, NOVA Cat Clinic, Nove Mobile Vet, NOVADog Magazine, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Operation Paws for Homes, Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Centers, QuickSwitch Collars, Reach Out Rescue & Resources, Sew N Mor, Superbarket, The Board Hound, The Furry Foodie, The Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation, Inc., The Muddy Mutt, Time for a Walk, Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, WOOFS! Dog Training Center, and Your Dog Smiles Pet Care.

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.

Campfire Programs. Saturdays this summer (except Aug. 24), 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch and Gulf Branch Nature Centers. Campfire programs include stories, songs, games, special live animal guests and more.Topics will range from Rascally Raccoons to High-flying Hawks to Buzzing Bees. $5 fee per participant, registration not required for children age 2 and under. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/ParksRecreationMain.aspx.

Art Exhibit. “Summer in the City” through Aug. 24 at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive. The exhibit includes paintings, mixed media, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and glass work. Pieces are based on summertime in Crystal City, Northern Virginia, and the D.C. Metro area. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Enjoy a Monday morning yoga class through September held in Crystal City’s Water Park located across from 1750 Crystal Drive. Led by instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis.

The Crystal City FRESHFARM Market is open on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. with the same selection of foods and goods from local producers, in front of 251 S. 18th St.

Take a free outdoor Zumba class in the courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive, led by instructors from the local Sport & Health Clubs, every Wednesday through the end of September. Participants can take a free shower afterwards at the nearby Sport & Health.

Photography Exhibit. Through Monday, Sept. 30, see "Hallowed Ground: Photos of the Gettysburg Battlefield 150 Years After, by Ron Cogswell," at Cherrydale Branch Library, 2190 Military

Road. Free. Call 703-228-6330.

Senior Olympics Registration. Online registration for the 2013 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics opens July 1. Participants can register online at www.nvso.us or by regular mail. The events take place Sept. 7-19 at 17 different venues throughout Northern Virginia. Registration forms are available at senior centers, community centers and senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721. Deadline to register is Aug. 23

(mail), Aug. 30 (online). The fee is $12.

Register Now. 2013 Master Gardener Training Class still has a few spaces available for the program which runs from Sept. 10-Nov. 21 on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Classes held at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., as well as two Saturday field trips to gardens operated by master gardeners. Fee is $225 for Arlington and Alexandria residents and $275 for outside residents. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com

Register Now. Encore Creativity’s 55+ Encore Chorale welcomes older adults to register for its fall season. The program offers an opportunity to improve your voice in a welcoming community. No auditions will be held. Singers will rehearse classical and holiday songs in prepartation for December perfomances. Call 301-261-5747 or visit encorecreativity.org.

Wednesday/Aug. 7

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.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For children that are preschool-age. Free. 703-228-5946.

Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children that are preschool-age. Free. 703-228-5260.

Origami Workshop. 3-4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Teens in grades 6-12 can learn how to fold designs using traditional origami paper. Free. 703-228-5715.

Book Club for Kids. 4-5 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades 3-4 can discuss a book. Free. 703-228-6545.

Dig into Reading. 4-5 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy construction themed stories, music and magic. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up the day before the event. 703-228-5260.

Story Time. 6:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. For preschool-age children. Free. 703-228-6548.

Dig into Reading. 7-8 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy construction themed stories, music and magic. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up the day before the event. 703-228-5946.

Expert Gardening Talk. 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about vegetables for the fall. Free. 703-228-5946.

Wednesday-Sunday/Aug. 7-11

Arlington County Fair. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Center and Park. Events and attractions include pig races, vendors, competitive exhibitsl and a 5k run/walk. Free. Visit arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Thursday/Aug. 8

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. For children that are preschool-age. Free. 703-228-5715.

Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. For children that are preschool-age. Free. 703-228-6330.

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

Jazz Performance. 3 p.m. at Reagan National Airport, 2401 S. Smith Boulevard. Chelsey Green and The Green Project will be performing, entertaining travelers passing through Washington’s airports. Visit www.metwashairports.com.

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

Dig into Reading. 7-8 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy construction themed stories, music and magic. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up the day before the event. 703-228-5715.

Friday/Aug. 9

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children age 2-5. Free. 703-228-5946.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5946.

Jazz Performance. 3 p.m. at Reagan National Airport, 2401 S. Smith Boulevard. Swingin’ in Tongues will be performing, entertaining travelers passing through Washington’s airports. Visit www.metwashairports.com.

Wine in the Water Park. 6-10 p.m., Fridays in Sept. at Crystal City Water Park, 1750 Crystal Drive. Experts from the Washington Wine Academy assist attendees in selecting wine. Free admission and snacks; $5 for wine and beer. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org.

Concert. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive. The United States Air Force Band will perform and sing. The concert is free and tickets are not required. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Concert. 8:30 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Stooges Brass Band will perform their musical blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds and hip-hop beats. Special guest The Good Thing will also perform. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Saturday/Aug. 10

Canoe and Kayak Safety Check. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the boat ramp at Gravelly Point Park, along George Washington Memorial Parkway. These checks go over all the required safety equipment, along with best practices to make every trip safe and enjoyable. If you pass the check, your canoe or kayak gets a decal, all safety checks are free. Visit www.washingtonflotilla.org.

Sunday/Aug. 11

5k Run/Walk. As part of the Arlington County Fair, taking place at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. The event is open to individuals and families, serious runners and those interested in low-key community activity. Registration and a route map are available on the Arlington County Fair website at www.arlingtoncountyfair.us/5k.

Model Casting. 10-11 a.m. at Hearthstone, 507 23rd Street South. Event Couturists LLC, is looking for additional models for the GoCouture! Fashion Show. Models are required to be 5-foot-8-inches or taller, bring 3”-4” heels, and brings full body shot and head shot. The fashion show will take place Oct. 12. Visit www.eventcouturists.com or email info@eventcouturists.com.

Courtyard Party. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Edge Salon & Spa, 1025 N Fillmore St. A day of beauty, fashion and style. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, light fare, free dry blowouts or mini manicures, music, frozen yogurt by PinkBerry and more. Free and open to the public. Visit www.theedgesalonandspa.com.

Jazz Performance. 3 p.m. at Reagan National Airport, 2401 S. Smith Boulevard. The Mars 4-tet will be performing, entertaining travelers passing through Washington’s airports. Visit www.metwashairports.com.

Monday/Aug. 12

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 for 15 minutes. Each dog is part of PAL. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5946.

Tuesday/Aug. 13

Film. 2-4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1966). Free. 703-228-5710.

Wednesday/Aug. 14

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

Sticky Note Art. 3-4 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Teens in grades 6-12 can show off their artistic ability and make creations out of sticky notes. Free. 703-228-5715.

Film. 7-8:45 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Watch “Truck Farm” about urban agriculture. Free. 703-228-5946.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Cupcake Wars. 3-4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Teens in grades 6-12 can decorate cupcakes with a competitive twist. Free. 703-228-6545.

Aug. 15-Sept. 22

Theatre Performance. At the Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Signature Theatre presents “Miss Saigon.” Performances Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tuesday and Wednesday shows are 7:30 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday performances are 8 p.m.; and Sunday performances are 7 p.m. Matinees performances are 2 p.m. $40. Call 703-573-SEAT or visit signature-theatre.org.

Friday/Aug. 16

Wine in the Water Park. 6-10 p.m., Fridays in Sept. at Crystal City Water Park, 1750 Crystal Drive. Experts from the Washington Wine Academy assist attendees in selecting wine. Free admission and snacks; $5 for wine and beer. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org.

Movies on the Lawn. Family-friendly night on the lawn at Cherrydale United Methodist Chuch. Movie starts just after dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Rain or shine (indoors if rain). 3701 Lorcom Lane. Free. Visit www.cherrydaleumc.org.

Concert. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive. The United States Air Force Band will perform and sing. The concert is free and tickets are not required. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday/Aug. 17

Summer Safari. 1 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. Venture into the water searching under rocks, leaves and logs for crayfish, aquatic streams and fish. Dress to get wet. Reservation required. Call 703-528-5406.

Summer Concert. 7 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. Musical performance by local group West on 66. There is no admission fee but donations are requested. Call 703-528-5406.

Vegetable Gardening Workshop. 9:30 a.m. at the Farlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street. Learn how to grow vegetables in the fall with a variety of late season vegetables. The workshop is free but registration is required. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Monday/Aug. 19

Lecture. 3-4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 Quincy St. Encore Learning presents “Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington DC.” Author Mike Canning will discuss the topic and present movie clips and photos from his book on the subject. Open to the public. Call 703-228-2144.

Poetry Workshop. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Members write and read original poetry and exchange constructive criticism. Free. 703-228-6545.

Tuesday/Aug. 20

Film. 2 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Kiss Me Kate.” Free. 703-228-5710.

Film. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “A Separation” (2011). Free. 703-228-6545.

Wednesday/Aug. 21

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.

Thursday/Aug. 22

Book Club. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Free. 703-228-5946.

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

End of Summer Ice Cream Party. 7-8 p.m. at Central Library,1015 N. Quincy St. Teens in grades 6-12 can enjoy sundaes, door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Must turn in the reading log by Aug. 20. 703-228-5946.

Friday/Aug. 23

Wine in the Water Park. 6-10 p.m., Fridays in Sept. at Crystal City Water Park, 1750 Crystal Drive. Experts from the Washington Wine Academy assist attendees in selecting wine. Free admission and snacks; $5 for wine and beer. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org.

Concert. 8 p.m. at Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive. The United States Air Force Band will offer a free concert. No tickets are required. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday/Aug. 24

Bat Festival. 6 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Enjoy an evening featuring habitat walks, games, crafts, and much more. Register online at www.registration.arlingtonva.us for $7 fee. The event will also feature a lantern parade. Call 703-228-4747.

Kick-off to Kindergarten Celebration. 2-3 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Story time, games and crafts for children entering kindergarten. Free. 703-228-5710.

Sunday/Aug. 25

Bridal Show. 12 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn-Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive. T Rose International Bridal Shows is offering a chance to meet and greet wedding professionals in Northern Virginia. The show will include live music, a fashion show, as well as mini-seminars and a chance to win prizes. This event is $5 online and $8 at the door. Visit www.trosebridalshows.com or look up on facebook.

Monday/Aug. 26

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 for 15 minutes. Each dog is part of PAL. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5946.

Tuesday/Aug. 27

Film. 2-4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “My Fair Lady” (1964). Free. 703-228-5710.

Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Discuss “Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard. Free. 703-228-5260.

Wednesday/Aug. 28

Blues and Brews. 5-8 p.m. at 2121 Crystal Drive Courtyard. Live music and beer. In partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vornado/Charles E. Smith and the Washington Wine Academy. The beer garden will feature delicious brews hand-selected by beer experts from the Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City Wine Shop. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

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

Book Club for Kids. 4-5 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades 5-6 can discuss a book. Free. 703-28-6545.

Friday/Aug. 30

Wine in the Water Park. 6-10 p.m., Fridays in Sept. at Crystal City Water Park, 1750 Crystal Drive. Experts from the Washington Wine Academy assist attendees in selecting wine. Free admission and snacks; $5 for wine and beer. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Summer Concert. 7 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. musical performance by local band Michael Mulvaney. Free but donations are requested. Picnic suppers are welcome. Call 703-528-5406.

Saturday/Sept. 7

23rd Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m. at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway. Sponsored by the Rosslyn BID, and co-presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs, the festival includes musical entertainment from a variety of performers. Free. Visit www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/jazz-festival.

Sept. 7-19

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The 31st annual event consists of 50 competitions at 17 venues throughout Northern Virginia. Participants may register for multiple events for a flat fee of $12 with additional facility fees for some events. All participants must be 50 years of age by Dec. 31 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction. Previous competitors will receive a registration form in the mail late June. Forms are also available at senior centers, community centers, senior residences or by calling 703-228-4721. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 23. Online registration opens July 1 and ends Aug. 30. Visit www.nvso.com.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

Black Belt for High Performing Leaders Workshop. 9 a.m. at Marymount University’s Ballston Campus, 1000 North Glebe Road. Dr. Bill Combs, assistant professor of management at Marymount University will be trainer for the workshop. Dr. Combs has more than 30 years of experience leading organizations in defense contracting and management consulting. The workshop is $99 per person and breakfast will be provided. Visit www.leadershiparlington.org.

Sunday/Sept. 15

Sip and Salsa. 2-6 p.m. at 220 20th St. Jaleo and the Crystal City Wine Shop provide wines from Spain and South America for this outdoor wine festival. The Salsa Room offers free salsa dance lessons and local restaurants supply food. $20 admission includes all wine and food tastings; $10 designated driver admission includes all food tastings. Visit http://www.crystalcity.org/do/vintage-crystal-sip-and-salsa.

Sept. 12 through Oct. 12

“Come Blow Your Horn.” At The Gunston Arts Center, Theater II 2700 South Lang St. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Rip Claassen. Visit www.americancentury.org.

Sunday/Sept. 22

Pups and Pilsners. 2-6 p.m. at Festival Grounds, 1405 Crystal Drive. An outdoor beer festival for friends and dogs. The event features a beer garden complete with ten stations offering a different craft brew. Crystal City restaurants provide food. Free admission to the festival; paid admission to beer garden. Visit www.washingtonwineacademy.org.

Wednesday/Sept. 25

Blues and Brews. 5-8 p.m. at 2121 Crystal Drive Courtyard. Live music and beer. In partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vornado/Charles E. Smith and the Washington Wine Academy. The beer garden will feature delicious brews hand-selected by beer experts from the Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City Wine Shop. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Saturday/Sept. 28

Eight-Thirteen Ball. 8 p.m. at Arlington Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. This ball is a literary-themed social event created to raise money for the library’s early literacy initiatives. This year the theme is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Tickets can be purchased from the library for $30. Visit www.artisphere.com.

Sunday/Sept. 29

Mutts n Munchkins Crafty Kids Fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. at Cherry Hills Park, 9800 Cherry Hill Road. Families invited to come out and have fun and raise money for pets with disabilities. Children will have opportunity to create their own means to fundraise or just enjoy the event. Visit www.muttsnmuchkins.com.