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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.

Art Exhibit. Through Thursday, July 4, the High Country Basket Guild is being featured at the Craft Gallery of Artisans United. This show of handcrafted baskets made of natural materials by trained fiber artists includes work by Arlington resident Barbara Weber. The Craft Gallery is located in the Annandale Community Park, 4022-C Hummer Road, Annandale. Call 703-941-0202 or go online www.artisansunited.org for more information.

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.

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.

Art Exhibit. Exhibit focusing on art and urban agriculture Arlington Arts Center at 3550 Wilson Blvd., through Oct.13. Call 703-248-6800.

Adult summer class registration at the Arlington Arts Center at 3550 Wilson Blvd. is now open for students ages 18 and up. Classes run July 9-Aug. 29 and are offered during the evening from 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. To view course offerings and register, visit www.register.asapconnected.com/default.aspx.

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.

June 24-Aug. 23

Classes for Children. Arlington Arts Center, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Supervised lunch breaks for students in consecutive classes, complimentary aftercare until 5 p.m. for students in 1:30-4 p.m. classes. Call 703-28-6800 or visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

Tuesday/July 2

Book Club: Read Between the Lines. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Free. 703-228-6545.

Film. 2-4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “The Searchers.” Free. 703-228-5710.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. 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 703-228-5710.

Wednesday/July 3

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: Read Between the Lines. 4-5 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades K-1 can discuss a book. Free. 703-228-6545.

Wednesday-Saturday/July 3-6

Magician Shows. The annual Society of American Magicians Conference to bring 1000 magicians and their families from around the world to Arlington for contests, workshops and meetings. Four of the convention shows will be open to the general public. Marriott Hotel Crystal Gateway at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway. All show tickets are $25. Visit http://magicsam.com/annual-convention.

Thursday/July 4

Festivities at Long Bridge Park. 3 p.m. at Long Bridge Park, 475 Long Bridge Drive. The event will begin with a food truck rally, arts and crafts market, free fitness activities for all ages, live music, and more. Interested in being an event partner or vendor? Email lbarragan@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-3329.

Friday/July 5

Wine tastings. 7 p.m. at One More Page bookstore, 2200 N Westmoreland St #101. Call 703-300-9746 or visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

July 5-27

Free Exhibit. Mystery: Solo Show by Nihal Kececi at Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652. Opening Reception is Friday, July 5 from 5-8 p.m.

Saturday/July 6

Summer Concert. 7-9 p.m. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Barbara Martin and Tara Lindhardt perform. Free. Contact Potomac Overlook Regional park at 703-528-5406 or www.nvrpa.org/potomacoverlook.

Sunday/July 7

Concert. The Bob Gibson Big Band performing at the Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street and 2nd Street North. 6pm. Free.

Soccer Game/ Ice Cream Social. Please join us for some summer fun! There will be face painting for the kids, soccer and frisbee matches, and ice cream sundaes at Roberts Park at 2:00p.m.! Meet some au pairs and host families and learn more about hosting an au pair in your home to care for your children. Roberts Park is located at Lynn Pl. & Randolph St., Falls Church, VA 22046. Please contact Nancy at nmmrb.mail@verizon.net or call 703-608-1150. Have questions but can't attend? E-mail as well.

Monday/July 8

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 11:15-11:45 a.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Preschool-age children can drop in for stories. Free. 703-228-6545.

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

Prose Out Loud. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear favorites read by library staff. Free. 703-228-6545.

Magical Stories Show. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy a show with Dean Alan. Free, but tickets are required. 703-228-6548.

Cupcake Wars. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Teens in grades 6-12 can decorate cupcakes with a competitive twist. Free. 703-228-5260.

Magical Stories Show. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy a show with Dean Alan. Free, but tickets are required. 703-228-6330.

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.

Book Club. 7-8:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Discuss “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCullough. Free. 703-228-6330.

Tuesday/July 9

Film. 2-4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “Ride the High Country” (1962). Free. 703-228-5710.

Magical Stories Show. 3-4 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy a show with Dean Alan. Free, but tickets are required. 703-228-6545.

Button Gluttons. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Teens in grades 6-12 can make buttons for themselves and friends. Free. 703-228-5946.

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.

Magical Stories Show. 7-8 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy a show with Dean Alan. Free, but tickets are required. 703-228-5710.

July 9-27

Musical. “Spin” at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue. $30. Visit www.signature-theatre.org.

July 9-Aug. 29

Classes for Adults. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m. Arlington Arts Center is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

Wednesday/July 10

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.

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

Not Your Mama’s Jeans Workshop. 3-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Teens in grades 6-12 can bring a pair of jeans, jean jacket or t-shirt and personalize them. Free. 703-228-5710.

Stories from Gulf Branch Nature Center. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Children in grades K-5 can hear stories and meet critters that live in the dirt. Free, but tickets required and are available starting the day before the performance. 703-228-5260.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Children in grades K-5 can read to therapy dogs. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-6545.

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

Expert Gardening Talk. 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Learn about pollination, pollinators and perennials. Free. 703-228-5946.

Your Time Capsule. 7-8 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-5 can decorate and fill-up a time capsule to plant in a garden or save at home. Free. Tickets are required and are available the day before the event. 703-228-5946.

Thursday/July 11

Book Discussion. 7.p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St #101. Joshua Kendall discusses “America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation.” Call 703-300-9746 or visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

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.

Your Time Capsule. 4-5 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St. Children in grades K-5 can decorate and fill-up a time capsule to plant in a garden or save at home. Free. Tickets are required and are available the day before the event. 703-228-5715.

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

Friday/July 12

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. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. For children up to age 2. Free. 703-228-5260.

Saturday/July 13

Book Signing. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St #101. Tom Young signs “The Warriors” and celebrates the paperback release “The Renegades.” Call 703-300-9746 or visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Story Time. 10:30 a.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children that are preschool age can enjoy stories. 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.

Sunday/July 14

Author Discussion. 6 p.m. at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Don Hakenson will speak about Colonel John Mosby and Mosby related sites in Fairfax County. He will have copies of his book for autograph and sale. Call 703 228-6334.

Film. 6-9 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Les Miserables” (2012). Free. 703-228-6545.

History Talk. 6-8 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Author Don Hakenson will discuss “The Gray Ghost.” Free. 703-228-5946.

Potomac Fiber Arts Guild Reception. 1-3 p.m. at The Craft Gallery of Artisans United, located in the Annandale Community Park, 4022-C Hummer Road,. Artists will be on hand to talk about their craft and creations. All items for sale. No charge for eception. Call 703/941-0202.

Monday/July 15

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. For children preschool-age. Free. 703-228-6545.

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

Button Gluttons. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Teens in grades 6-12 can make buttons for themselves and friends. Free. 703-228-5260.

Cupcake Wars. 7-8 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Teens in grades 6-12 can decorate cupcakes with a competitive twist. Free. 703-228-6330.

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/July 16

Film. 2-4 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “3:10 to Yuma” (2008). Free. 703-228-5710.

Bollywood Workout. 5-6 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Children in grades K-5 can learn the moves from Bollywood film tradition. Free. 703-228-5946.

Paws to Read. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. 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 703-228-5710.

Cooking Demonstration. 6-7:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, suite 3. Adults can learn how to cook what has been grown in a garden. Free. Register for a slot by calling 703-228-5260.

Wednesday/July 17

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St. #101. Washington native Jennifer Miller talks about her debut novel “The Year of the Gadfly.” Call 703-300-9746 or visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy St. A talk by Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of "The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life.”.

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.

Film. 3-5 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Teens can watch “I Am Legend” (2007). Free. 703-228-5710.

Dig into Gardening. 4-5 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. Elementary-age children can decorate a clay pot, plant a beanstalk and help make plant signs for the library garden beds. Free. Register by calling 703-22-5260.

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

Discussion. Science journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa will be at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium on Wednesday, July 17 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. to discuss her own experiences with groundbreaking neuroscience and self-healing. Located at 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington,VA 22201. Contact 703-228-6321 with any questions.

Thursday/July 18

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St. #101. Barry Wightman chats about “Pepperland,” his debut novel about rock 'n' roll and the birth of the Internet. Call 703-300-9746 or visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday/July 19

Wine tastings. 7 p.m. at One More Page bookstore, 2200 N Westmoreland St #101. Call 703-300-9746 or visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday-Sunday/July 19-21

Rainbow Weekend. At the Arlington Metaphysical Chapel 5618 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Full days of classes and readings, Medicine Wheel & Drum circle, many more events. Visit www.arlingtonmeta.com.

July 19 through 28

Musical. “Legally Blonde The Musical” at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. $15 for Adults, $10 for children, students and seniors. Tickets are available online www.encorestage.org or call the box office at 703-548-1154.

July 19 through Aug. 17

Theater. “I Do! I Do!” by The American Century Theater at Gunston Performing Arts Center’s Theatre Two, 2700 South Lang Street. Regular show times are Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. with Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. (no matinee Saturday, July 20). Tickets can be ordered online at americancentury.org or by calling 703-998-4555.

Sunday/July 21

Concert. 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Baptist Church, 3455 North Glebe Road. Hear the Choir of Christ’s College Cambridge from Cambridge, England. Tickets will be available at the door.

Monday/July 22

Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m.Laughter yoga session at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy Street. No RSVP needed. 703-966-4128. Free.

Tuesday/July 23

Fundraiser. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Silent Auctions, food and drink at Dogfish Head Alehouse, 6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Proceeds go to the Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department Paramedic Ambulance Fund. Visit www.bxrvfd.org.

Sunday/August 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.

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.

Sept. 12 through Oct. 12

“Come Blow Your Horn.” At The Gunston Arts Center, Theater II 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Rip Claassen. Visit www.americancentury.org

Tuesday/October 8

Fundraiser. 5-8 p.m. for Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing at The Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. October 8, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. For information call 703-276-7444 ext. 102 or email lkelleher@apah.org or visit www.apah.org.