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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.

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.

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/July 31

Jazz Performance. 3 p.m. at Reagan National Airport, 2401 S. Smith Boulevard. The Wayne Wilentz Quartet will be performing, entertaining travelers while they pass through Washington’s airports. Visit www.metwashairports.com.

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.

Thursday/Aug. 1

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

Competitive Exhibits

Arlington County Fair has released its 2013 Competitive Exhibits Guide. The theme for Competitive Exhibits is “Explore Arlington” and celebrates the many opportunities Arlington offers residents and visitors.

Categories for participation range from Fine Arts, Photography, and Ceramics to Baked Goods, Flowers, and Food Preservation.

Information and guidelines can be found in the official Competitive Exhibits Guide located in most community centers, libraries, and online at http://arlingtonc.... The entry form and entry tags are included in the Guide and can be downloaded separately from the Fair website. Enjoy midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, racing piglets, and more. The 37th Annual Arlington County Fair will be held Aug. 7-11, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. South. Admission is free, and shuttle service is provided from locations throughout Arlington. The Arlington County Fair is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization led by a volunteer board of directors. Learn more at www.arlingtoncoun...

Friday/Aug. 2

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

Scavenger Hunt. 3-5 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Explore and sample from the restaurants and businesses while solving mysteries and puzzles. Call 703-228-6545.

Jazz Performance. 4 p.m. at Reagan National Airport, 2401 S. Smith Boulevard. Tony Craddock, Jr. will be performing, entertaining travelers while they pass 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 the Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive. Free concert by the United States Air Force Band as a part of their summer concert series. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mi.

Friday-Sunday/Aug. 2-4

Sales Tax Holiday. During this weekend days, back-to-school related purchases are tax exempt from Virginia sales tax. School supplies less than $20 and clothing or footwear less than $100 per item are eligible for tax exemption. Visit www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=STHoliday.

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Encore Stage & Studio presents “Legally Blonde The Musical.” Elle Woods never takes “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle upgrades her signature pink for Harvard crimson. Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Fridays, July 19 and 26 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays, July 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatr, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. $15 for adults; $10 for children, students and seniors. Visit www.encorestage.org or call 703-548-1154.

Saturday/Aug. 3

Volunteer Workday. 10 a.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. Spend a morning with park staff and volunteers helping with indoor and outdoor projects in your favorite park. Call 703-528-5406.

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.

Summer Safari. 1 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. Chance to explore the infamous frog pond and manmade vernal pools with a naturalist. Reservation required. Call 703-528-5406.

Button Gluttons. 2-3 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Teens in grades 6-12 can make buttons for themselves and friends. Free. 703-228-6330.

Summer Concert. 7 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2848 N. Marcey Road. Musical performance by local group Surrender Friday. Free but donations are requested. Call 703-528-5406.

Theatre Open House. Signature Theatre’s day-long event includes live performances on five different stages, workshops, discussion, the Signature Idol competition and 50 percent off selected ticket sales at the box office from noon-9:30 p.m. Events held at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave, and outdoors on the Shirlington Plaza. Visit signature-theatre.org.

Sunday/Aug. 4

Film. 6-8 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Watch “Morning Glory.” Free. 703-228-6545.

Monday/Aug. 5

Drop-in Story Time. 10:30-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. or noon 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.

Stories from Gulf Branch Nature Center. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library, 300 S. Kensington St. 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. 703-228-6548.

Stories from Gulf Branch Nature Center. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. 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. 703-228-6330.

Free Concert. 7 p.m. at Shirlington Plaza. Hear Abingdon Elementary School summer strings.

Craft Time. 7-8 p.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Teens in grades 6-12 can make crafts such as bubble magnets, beaded curtain and more. Free. 703-228-6330.

Planetarium Show. 7:30 p.m. at Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy Street. ‘The Stars Tonight’ is an interactive talk about the night sky over the month ahead. Telescopic observation will occur outside after the show. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for kids. Visit www.friendsoftheplanetarium.org.

Tuesday/Aug. 6

Book Club: Read Between the Lines. 1-2 p.m. at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Discuss “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegnar. Free. 703-228-6545.

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.

Storytelling Drummer. 7-8 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy stories and music with Kofi Dennis and his African Djembe drums. Free, however tickets are required and will be available for pick-up the day before the event. 703-228-5710.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.