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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.

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.

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

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.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.

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...

Art Exhibit. Exhibit focusing on art and urban agriculture Arlington Arts Center at 3550 Wilson Blvd.. June 29 - 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.

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.

Book Club. 10:30 a.m. at Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Discuss “House of the Seven Gables” by Nathanial Hawthorne. Free. 703-228-5946.

Stories from Gulf Branch Nature Center. 4-5 p.m. at Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th 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. 703-228-5715.

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

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Barbara Martin at Potomac Overlook Barbara Martin is a renaissance woman in music genres prone to stereotypes and pigeon-holes. She writes award-winning songs, plays guitar and collaborates with other artists to produce engaging live shows and music education programs. Saturday, July 6, 7-9 p.m. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road. Call 703-528-5406 or visit www.nvrpa.org/potomacoverlook.

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.

Consumer Art Show. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Drewry Center Room 201, 1725 North George Mason Boulevard, put on by Arlington Behavioral Healthcare. Call 703-228-5150.

Friday-Sunday/June 28-30

One-Act Play Festival. James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with awards ceremony on Sunday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 General Admission (2 or 3 one-act plays) or $35 Festival Pass, includes Reception/Awards. Cash or checks only, no credit cards accepted. For information and reservations email zemfirastage@gmail.com, call 703-615-6626 or www.nvtaweb.org.

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.

Movie Premiere. “Signals 2” will premiere at the AMC Shirlington 7 in Arlington at 10 a.m.

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.

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"Golden Leaves" by Nihal Kececi. Mystery: Solo Show by Nihal Kececi runs Friday, July 5 through Saturday, July 27. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, July 5, 5-8 p.m. Free. in the Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Dr. Nihal Kececi is an intuitive artist, whose paintings are a bridge from representational to abstraction. Visit www.galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/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.