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Father's Day Auto Festival

Get your vehicle tuned up and bring the family to the starting line in Crystal City for the first annual Father's Day Auto Festival. The Crystal City Business Improvement District in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the 23rd Street Business Association, and the Washington Wine Academy, is launching Crystal Car on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2-6 p.m. Free admission with cash beer garden offering beer/wine.

The festival plans to showcase a variety of automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars, and more. One of the attractions of Crystal Car will be the electrical vehicle collection which also showcases Vornado/Charles E. Smith’s new charging stations and Vornado’s Chevrolet Volt fleet. The Washington Wine Academy will host a beer garden to further enhance the experience and celebrate Father's Day in style.

Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive; parking lot at 220 20th Street S.; parking lot behind Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant at 555 23rd Street S. Call 703-412-9430.

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.

Art Exhibit. Through Saturday, June 29, see “Coastal Colors,” a solo exhibit by Keith Wilkie at Gallery Underground, in the Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive. Wilkie’s painting captures coastal scenes, landscapes and waterway subjects. Free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or 571-483-0652.

‘Biography.’ Through Saturday, June 29, see “Biography” by S.N. Behrman, which 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. Performances 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.

Art Exhibit. Through Monday, July 1, 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.

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.This summer 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.

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Casual Acquaintance by Bryan Jernigan. ‘Earth Song & Visions’ Gallery Underground will feature works celebrating the earth in Earth Song & Visions, through Saturday, July 6. All mediums will be represented in everything from traditional landscapes, to still lifes of flowers and fruit, to abstracts depicting earth subjects, and sculpture and ceramics made from earthy materials. Free. Gallery Underground is located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Dr. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.

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.

Theater Performance. See “Company” at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell St., through June 30 in the MAX Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $40. Visit www.signature-theatre.org.

Wednesday/June 12

Finny, Flippy, Funny Fish. 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can participate in a group. 703-228-6535 to register.

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.

Photography Exhibition. Reception June 12 from 6-8 p.m. Exhibit runs through the end of the year. Photographs by Stephen R. Brown of more than 90 images of the WWII Memorial and the men and women it memorializes. The public is invited to the exhibition’s opening at the Women’s Memorial. Photographer Brown will be on hand for this first-look at the exhibition and to sign copies of his book “WWII Memorial: Jewel of the Mall.” Refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to RSVP with name and number of guests to jane@srbphoto.com.

Poetry Reading/Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. “Words Meant to be Spoken” by Courtney Birst. Free. Call (703)-228-5990

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Elliott Smith will discuss “Beltway Boys: Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and the Rise of the Nationals.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Thursday/June 13

Finny, Flippy, Funny Fish. 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 3-5 can participate in a group. 703-228-6535 to register.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Local writer and collector Rachel Scheer will talk about the autobiographical comics genre, and guests can particiate in a drawing and writing activity. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. 7-9 p.m. behind Champps Americana Restaurant at Pentagon Row. Hear music by 90s cover band Hyjinx. Free. Visit www.pentagonrow.com for more.

Friday/June 14

Daytime Book Club. 11 a.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “Age of Miracles” by Karen Walker Thompson. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by Mary Ann Redmond at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Survival Skills: Cordage. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children age 8-12 will learn how to wrangle rope and other natural stand ins. $10 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #642923-E.

Celebrate Flag Day 7 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St. Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler's latest one-woman show, “Arlington National Cemetery, My Forever Home,” reveals an unusual view of the grounds, where honoring service and family stories blend. $10 admission, call 703-548-0035.

Friday-Saturday/June 14-15

Stand Up Comedy. Neal Brennan, Co-Creator of Chappelle’s Show and one of the writers of Half-Baked, will be at the Arlington Drafthouse located at 2903 Columbia Pike. Visit www.arlingtondrafthouse.com or call 703-486-2345.

Keynote Speaker. 7:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway. Researcher and “POW Hunter” Amy Waters Yarsinske raises questions about US military’s commitment to finding POWs and MIAs in an event held by the National Alliance of Families Forum for America’s Missing Servicemen and Women. June 15, 8 a.m.-noon, panel discussion on America’s commitment to missing servicemen and women. Visit www.nationalalliance.org.

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Prince Alexander (Topher Wagner) arrives to save Princess Briar Rose (Maggie Keane). Encore Stage & Studio Presents Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty, an amusing and playful presentation of the well-known fairytale, runs June 7-16 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, at 125 S. Old Glebe Road Arlington. When Princess Briar Rose is born, the King and Queen throw a celebration to welcome their new daughter. The whole kingdom is invited, save for one truly wicked witch. In revenge, Evilina sends the young Princess an unforgettable birthday gift-a sleeping spell which can only be broken by true love's kiss. Special pre-performance music will be provided by Prelude Youth Orchestra on June 8 and 9 at the 3 p.m. performances. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Performance Dates and Showtimes: Fridays, June 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 8 and 15 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, June 9 and 16 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at www.encorestage.org or call the box office 703-548-1154. Tickets for adults are $12; children, students and seniors are $10. Group discounts are available.

Saturday/June 15

Donuts with Dad. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Children can create a craft while dads can enjoy a donut. 703-228-6330.

Expectant Readers. 11 a.m.-noon at Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Parents-to-be can learn about library resources, activities and programs for infants. Free. 703-228-6330.

American Girl Book Get Together. 2-3:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Bring dolls, discuss favorite books from the series, munch on snacks and talk about forming a book club. Free. 703-228-5710.

Buzzy Bees Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. All ages can learn about the hard-working bee. Enjoy games, stories and treats. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #642853-G.

Book Club. 7-8 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Discuss a biography of your choosing. Free. 703-228-5710.

Music Performance. Hear music by Halau O’Aulani and the Aloha Boys at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Sunday/June 16

Father’s Day Auto Festival. See innovative electric vehicles, classic muscle cars and more. 2-6 p.m. at Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive, 220 S. 20th St. and the parking lot behind Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 S. 23rd St. Free. 703-412-9430.

Remove Invasives. 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families with children ages 9 and older, adults and teens can help clear the plants from the park. Free. 703-228-6535.

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.

Monday/June 17

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Mindy Mitchell and Edward Land discuss and sign their book “Lube of Life: A Tribute to Sex, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Boomer Age.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by The Metropolitan Chorus at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

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/June 18

Film. 2 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Watch “27 Dresses.” 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.

Mystery/Suspense Book Club. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Discuss “The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling” by Lawrence Block. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Book Group. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “Fallas de Origen” de Daniel Krauze. Held in Spanish. Free. 703-228-5946.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Will Schwalbe will discuss his book “The End of Your Life Book Club.” Free. 703-228-5946.

Wednesday/June 19

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Sahar Delijani will discuss and sign “Children of the Jacaranda Tree.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by The Potomac Harmony Chorus at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

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.

Prose Out Loud. 11 a.m.-noon at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave. Hear “The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio” read by library staff. Free. 703-228-6545.

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

Book Club. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive. Discuss “In the Time of Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez. Free. 703-228-5710.

Kiwanis Club Blueberry Sale. June 19 is the deadline to order 10-pound boxes of fresh blueberries as a part of a Kiwanis Club fundraiser. Cost of each box is $31 and will be delivered at the end of June. Proceeds support the club's outreach activities in the community. Those who wish to support the effort can also request their shipment be sent to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, which will distribute them to families in need. For more information, or to order, call 703-646-1572. To order online visit www.tinyurl.com/blueberriesinarlington.

Thursday/June 20

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Maryanne O’Hara will discuss “Cascade.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. 7-9 p.m. behind Champps Americana Restaurant at Pentagon Row. Hear music by 70s tribute band Uncle Jack Band. Free. Visit www.pentagonrow.com for more.

GMU Arlington Hosts DMV2GO. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arlington Campus, in front of Founders Hall. George Mason University brings the DMV to their Arlington campus. Apply for or renew driver's licenses, obtain vehicle titles, plates and decals or update address. Visit http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/docs/Summer2013.pdf

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.

Friday/June 21

Wine Tasting. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Enjoy free wine tasting. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by the Army Blues at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. at The Air Force Memorial by The United States Air Force Band-Max. Free. 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.af.mil.

Saturday/June 22

Author Event. 6 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Jessica Spotswood will discuss the next book in her Cahill Witch Chronicles series “Star Cursed." Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by King Teddy at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Beautiful Birds Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. All ages can learn about birds with activities including stories, games and treats. $5/person due at registration, 703-228-3403. Program #642953-E.

Sunday/June 23

Author Event. 4 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Andrew Jampoler will discuss and sign copies of his book “Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by The Constituents at 6 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Bug-of-the-Month Club: Bees & Wasps. 10-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Children ages 7 and up can learn about and then search for bees and wasps. $5 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #642923-A.

Monday/June 24

Laughter Yoga. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. All ages and abilities. Learn about this technique. Free. E-mail arlingtonlaughteryoga@yahoo.com for more.

Author Event. 7 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Human rights lawyer and author Marianne Elliott will share from her memoir “Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War.” Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

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.

Wednesday/June 26

Author Event. 7 p.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Forrest Pritchard will discuss his book “Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm.” Free.

Thursday/June 27

Music Performance. 7-9 p.m. behind Champps Americana Restaurant at Pentagon Row. Hear music by 80s tribute band Gonzo’s Nose. Free. Visit www.pentagonrow.com for more.

Show & Tell: Best Field Guides. 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Teens and adults can share favorite field guides. Free. 703-228-3403.

Drought Management Tactics. 7-8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Kirsten Buhls and VCE Master Gardeners overview practical ways to limit the use of water in the garden and reduce water bills. Free. Registration is requested. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Friday/June 28

Music Performance. Hear music by Margot MacDonald at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Cool Creek Critters. 4-5 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Children ages 5 and up can explore waterfalls, try and catch water striders and take a closer look at creek critters. Dress to get wet. $5/due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #642823-A.

Saturday/June 29

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.

Summer Literary Program. 6 p.m. at One More Page, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. Features Laura Ellen Scott and Tara Laskowski. Free. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com or 703-300-9746.

Music Performance. Hear music by Eric Scott at 8 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Mind Reading and Magic. With Max Major at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike. For more information and tickets visit http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com. Show is not recommended for children under 13.

Who Dwells in Shells? 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. Families with children ages 7 and up can learn about shells and animals that live in them. If you have shells, bring them to share. $5 due at registration. 703-228-3403. Program #642853-E.

Fabulous Fawns Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. All ages can enjoy learning about the deer with activities and more. $5 due at registration, 703-228-3403. Program #642853-H.

Sunday/June 30

Music Performance. Hear music by Black Muddy River Band at 6 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at N. Columbus and N. 2nd Street. Free. Visit www.arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850.

Annual Firefly Festival. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 241 N. 24th St. All ages can learn about the critters that light up the night through games, crafts and more. Bring a picnic blanket and dinner to enjoy while the sun sets and the lights come out. $7 due at registration. 703-228-6535. Program #642953-A.

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 4th

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.

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.

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.