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Calendar: Arlington, 01/23/13

Dec. 5, 2010 VNPS Potowmack Chapter field trip to Hemlock Overlook Park. Coming up: Field Trip to Old-Age Hemlock Forest at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Fairfax County on Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m. Field trip co-sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter-VNPS and the Botanical Society of Washington and led by Rod Simmons. Field trip is free and open to the public. RSVP to vnps.pot@gmail.com.

Dec. 5, 2010 VNPS Potowmack Chapter field trip to Hemlock Overlook Park. Coming up: Field Trip to Old-Age Hemlock Forest at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Fairfax County on Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m. Field trip co-sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter-VNPS and the Botanical Society of Washington and led by Rod Simmons. Field trip is free and open to the public. RSVP to vnps.pot@gmail.com. Photo by R.H. Simmons.

BalletNova Open House

Free mini-classes, kids crafts, tours and more when BalletNova Center for Dance holds a free open house on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2-5 p.m. at the BNCD studios in Bailey’s Crossroads. Free 30-minute mini-classes for children and adults are offered in a variety of dance genres. Ballet, tap and hip hop for varying age groups will be available for children to try. Adults can sample from basic levels of jazz, tap, modern, ballet, yoga/stretch and hip hop. The Open House is a great way to sample different BNCD teachers and types of dance and conditioning, and special class discounts are available. There will also be crafts for the kids and refreshments, as well as tours of the 20,000 square foot, six-studio dance training facility. Free and open to the public.

Children’s Classes

3-3:30 — Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

3-3:30 — Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-7)

3:30-4 — Basic Ballet (Ages 7-10)

3:30-4 — Basic Ballet (Ages 10-14)

4:30-5 — Basic Tap (Ages 7 - 10)

5:15-5:45 — Basic Hip Hop (Ages 9-12)

Adult Classes

3:30-4 — Basic Jazz

4-4:30 — Basic Tap

4-4:30 — Basic Modern

4:30-5 — Basic Ballet

5-5:30 — Basic Yoga/Stretch

5:45-6:15 — Basic Hip Hop

BalletNova Center for Dance is located at 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church (between Columbia Pike and Route 7, next to UltraZone and REI). Visit www.BalletNova.org; email info@BalletNova.org; or call 703-778-3008.

Email announcements to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication. 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.

Family Skate Opening Night. Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., through March 30. Thomas Jefferson Center, 3501 2nd St. Fees: $2 entry, $3 skate rental, $2 re-entry for students attending both family and teen skate. Cash only. Save time in line by bringing skates. Visit www.arlingtonva.us.

Flying Squirrel Lore & More. For families and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Flying squirrels are found throughout the wooded neighborhoods of Arlington, but are seldom seen. Learn about these nocturnal acrobats. After an indoor presentation, go outside to see them glide in for an evening meal. Call 703-228-6535 to register. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.

  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Program #622953-I
  • Saturday, Feb. 2, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-J
  • Sunday, Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-K
  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-L
  • Sunday, Feb. 17, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-M
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-N
  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 6-7 p.m. Program #622953-O

Photo Exhibit. See “Paris by Day, Paris by Night: Photos by Kevin Kasmai” at Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road through April 2. Free. 703-228-6330.

Young Choreographers Competition. Dancers 14-18 years old can enter BalletNova’s competition. Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute videotape featuring 3-8 dancers, a short essay and a recommendation from their teacher. Five finalists will be chosen by judges and then the public can vote for their favorite. Through Feb. 17. For more information and applications, contact info@BalletNova, or go to the website at www.BalletNova.org.

Wednesday/Jan. 23

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Dallas Hudgens shares his collection of stories “Wake Up, We’re Here.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Thursday/Jan. 24

Charity Fundraiser. Lions, Arlington Northwest will be selling fresh Florida citrus, pecans and pure Vermont maple syrup at the Overlee Pool, 6030 Lee Highway from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or until supplies run out. 703-528-1130.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Lizabeth D. Schuch will discuss “More Than Bipolar.” Hear her talk about her 25-year battle with the disorder. Free.

Friday/Jan. 25

Survival Skills: Shelter Building. 4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children 7-12 can learn how and where to build temporary shelters to keep warm and dry. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535.

Charity Fundraiser. Lions, Arlington Northwest will be selling fresh Florida citrus, pecans and pure Vermont maple syrup at the Overlee Pool, 6030 Lee Highway from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or until supplies run out. 703-528-1130.

Theater Performance. See “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mount Olivet Players at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Free, but voluntary collection will benefit youth mission trips. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org for more.

Saturday/Jan. 26

See, Hear, Sketch: Coyote Calls and Colors. 10 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 5-9 can learn how to tell a coyote from a fox, a wolf or a German shepherd. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403.

Author Panel. Diana Peterfreund, author of “For Darkness Shows the Stars,” moderates a young adult panel at 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Authors include Victoria Schwab, Tiffany Schmidt and Jenn Rush. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Winter Weeds. 10 a.m. at Ft. C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St. Adults and teens can learn how these weeds survive and more. $5 due at registration.

Charity Fundraiser. Lions, Arlington Northwest will be selling fresh Florida citrus, pecans and pure Vermont maple syrup at the Overlee Pool, 6030 Lee Highway from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or until supplies run out. 703-528-1130.

Open House. BalletNova Center for Dance has an open house from 2-5 p.m. at the studios, 3443 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church. Free 30-minute classes are offered for children and adults in a variety of dance genres. Free. Visit www.BalletNova.org or 703-778-3008.

Praise Jam. Potluck dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by music from Mt. Zion Baptist Gospel Choir. 703-527-8574.

Theater Performance. See “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mount Olivet Players at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is $12/adult; $6/child. Free, but voluntary collection will benefit youth mission trips. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org to reserve a spot for dinner.

Saturday-Sunday/Jan. 26-27

Beer Walk. 1-5 p.m. at Crystal City Shops. Sample 20 beers during and at the end of the 1k walk. $35. Buy tickets at www.washingtonwineacademy.org/events/1k-beer-walk.

Sunday/Jan. 27

Indoor Track Meet. 7:45 a.m.- noon. For walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Events: 400m/800m/1500m/3000m race walks; 55m, one mile; 400m, 800m, 200m, 3000m, and 5000m runs. Free for children, $3 for high school students, $5 for adults. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Visit www.pvtc.org/indoor or 703-927-4833.

Invasive Removal. 2-5 p.m. For adults, families and teens. Help improve wildlife habitat. Join for the monthly work parties to remove destructive invasive plants, and make a real difference. No registration required. Free. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road._

Pola Negri Movie Afternoon. 3 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Teens and adults can watch “Hotel Imperial.” $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403.

Wild Ones: Freezable Frogs and Insect-cicles. 2 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 6-10 can learn how frogs, turtles and other cold-blooded animals make it through the winter. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535.

Deadline for Dance Submissions. Choreographers can submit finished pieces in a variety of dance styles and must be the one you wish to perform for Dance Sampler. For application requirements visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Concert. 4 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St. Shira Kline will perform a concert for children and adults. Free.

Tuesday/Jan. 29

What’s a Water Bear? 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Water bear is the common name for a tardigrade. Get an introduction to these curious animals. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403.

Through Jan. 29

Winter Project. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Winter Project includes dance technique and creative explorations to result in choreography that is practiced, memorized and performed for an audience. Dancers learn and create roles in class/rehearsal sessions directed by Jane Franklin at 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive. Call 703-933-1111 or visit www.janefranklin.com.

Wednesday/Jan. 30

Author Talk. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. E.J. Dionne, Jr. will discuss his book “Our Divided Political Heart.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Friday/Feb. 1

Charity Wedding Gown Sale. 6-9 p.m. at Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S. Orme St. $35 gets two people VIP entry into the event; $10 for each additional guest. Browse through designer wedding gowns and bridal accessories at up to 85 percent off. Proceeds benefit Brides Against Breast Cancer. Visit www.bridesagainstcancer.org or 877-721-HOPE.

Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 4201 N. Fairfax Drive. Violinists Monika and Armine Chamasyan and pianist Marina Chamasyan will perform music from Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and more. Free. Reception follows. Visit www.cumcballston.org for more.

Theater Performance. See “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mount Olivet Players at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Free, but voluntary collection will benefit youth mission trips. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org for more.

Saturday/Feb. 2

Winter Tree ID. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For adults and teens age 14 and older. The leaves are all gone, the buds are starting to grow but we can still identify what tree it is without the easy leaf to show us clues. Learn to identify the trees of Arlington parks by their bark and shape. Wear cold weather clothes, we will be outside the whole time. Call 703-228-6535 to register. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. $5 fee due upon registration. Program #622943-L.

Dance. 4 p.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Children can watch a 30-minute performance inspired by Frank Dormer’s “The Obstinate Pen.” 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. Hear music and see a live performance where recyclables become landscapes. $20 ticket. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Charity Wedding Gown Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S. Orme St. Brides can browse through designer wedding gowns and bridal accessories at up to 85 percent off. $5/bride; guests free. Proceeds benefit Brides Against Breast Cancer. Visit www.bridesagainstcancer.org or 877-721-HOPE.

Drawing Workshop. 2-4:30 p.m. at Arlington Public Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. D.C. Anime Club will host a manga drawing workshop. Free. For people 13 and up. Visit dcanimeclub.org for more.

Theater Performance. See “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mount Olivet Players at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is $12/adult; $6/child. Free, but voluntary collection will benefit youth mission trips. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org to reserve a spot for dinner.

Through Feb. 2

Art Exhibit. See “Eye of the Beholder” at Northern Virginia Art Center, 2100 Crystal Drive. Browse through sculpture, fused glass, jewelry and more. Free. Visit www.novaartcenter.org for more.

Theater Performance. The American Century Theater presents “The Show Off” by George Kelly at Gunston Performing Arts Center’s Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Buy tickets at americancentury.org or 703-998-4555.

Sunday/Feb. 3

Field Trip.1-4 p.m. at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. Wear good shoes and bring lunch or snacks and water. Free. RSVP to vnps.pot@gmail.com.

Feb. 3 through March 3

Theater Performances. Signature Theatre, with Artistic Associate Joe Calarco, presents “Shakespeare’s R&J.” Performances are Tuesday through Sunday. Tuesday and Wednesday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday evening performances are at 7 p.m. Matinee performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $40. Tickets are available by phone at 703-573-SEAT, online at signature-theatre.org, or in person at the Signature Box Office at 4200 Campbell Ave.

Feb. 4 through March 2

Art Exhibit. See Marina DiCarlo’s exhibit “Inside/Outside” at Northern Virginia Art Center, 2100 Crystal Drive. The inside of the body is the inspiration for each of the paintings. Free. Visit www.novaartcenter.org for more.

Tuesday/Feb. 5

Dance. 10:30 a.m. at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Older adults will enjoy a show featuring performers past the age of 40. $5. Visit www.janefranklin.com or 703-933-1111.

Wednesday/Feb. 6, March 13, 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.

Wednesday/Feb. 6

Bird Walk. 9-11 a.m. For adults. Free. Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club for an informal walk through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Parks in search of resident and migratory birds. Experienced and beginning birders welcome. Bring binoculars and field guides. Call 703-228-6535 to register. Meet at the parking lot at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Program #622943-F.

Gemstone Club. 4-5 p.m. For children age 7-11. Register children only. Budding geologists and gem lovers are invited to join for a year's worth of fun and collecting at the Gemstone Club. Attend the Amethyst_ session to learn about birthstones and the alternate stones. There will be polished gems and uncut crystals to examine. Find out about the geology, mining, legends, and literature for each gem. All participants will take home a beautiful gemstone in a protective display box. Collect a year's worth of gems, as well as an attractive color photo card to go with each month's birthstone. Call 703-228-3403 to register. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. $10 fee due upon registration. Program #622823-E.

Friday/Feb. 8

Love/Art Reception. 5-8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Art Center, 2100 Crystal Drive. Features the art of “Inside/Outside” paired with wine and chocolate. Free. Visit www.novaartcenter.org for more.

Comedy Performance. Myq Kaplan will perform at 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Kaplan has been feature on the “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “Last Comic Standing” and other comedy shows. $20. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.

Theater Performance. See “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mount Olivet Players at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Free, but voluntary collection will benefit youth mission trips. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org for more.

Through Feb. 8

Exhibit. Marymount University Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Road, will showcase “Manufactured Reality: Computer Generated Art” by Richard L. Dana, James Huckenpahler and Don Kimes. Free. Each piece of art will jolt the viewer with the unexpected.

Saturday/Feb. 9

Gemstone Club. 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children age 7-11. Register children only. Budding geologists and gem lovers are invited to join for a year's worth of fun and collecting at the Gemstone Club. Attend the Amethyst_ session to learn about birthstones and the alternate stones. There will be polished gems and uncut crystals to examine. Find out about the geology, mining, legends, and literature for each gem. All participants will take home a beautiful gemstone in a protective display box. Collect a year's worth of gems, as well as an attractive color photo card to go with each month's birthstone. Call 703-228-3403 to register. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road._ $10 fee due upon registration. Program #622823-F.

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 call 703-933-1111.

Comedy Performance. Myq Kaplan will perform at 10 p.m. at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. Kaplan has been feature on the “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “Last Comic Standing” and other comedy shows. $20. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com.

Theater Performance. See “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mount Olivet Players at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Road. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is $12/adult; $6/child. Free, but voluntary collection will benefit youth mission trips. Visit www.mtolivet-umc.org to reserve a spot for dinner.

Sunday/Feb. 10

Indoor Track Meet. 7:45 a.m.- noon. For walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Events: 400m/800m/1500m/3000m race walks; 55m, one mile; 400m, 800m, 200m, 3000m, and 5000m runs. Free for children, $3 for high school students, $5 for adults. At Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Visit www.pvtc.org/indoor or 703-927-4833.

Invasive Removal. 2-4 p.m. For adults, families and teens. Help improve wildlife habitat. Join for the monthly work parties to remove destructive invasive plants, and make a real difference. No registration required. Free. At Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road.

Volunteer Appreciation Day. 6:3-9:30 p.m. at Lyon Park Community Center, 414 N. Fillmore St. Volunteers for Wheels of Africa can enjoy a night of special guests, silent auctions and more.

Friday-Sunday/Feb. 15-17

SpiritFest: Love is Spirit in Action. Enjoy classes, circles, readings with clairvoyants, tarot readings, numerology, past life regressions and more. Held at Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, 5618 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonmeta.com or 703-276-1020 to register.

Sunday/Feb. 17

Invasive Removal. 2-5 p.m. For adults, families and teens. Help improve wildlife habitat. Join for the monthly work parties to remove destructive invasive plants, and make a real difference. No registration required. Free. At Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road.

Wednesday/Feb. 20

Book Signing. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Paul Dickson will talk about his book “Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America’s Presidents.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.