Entertainment Calendar: Arlington

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Ongoing

Treasure Island. Through Aug. 18, at Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. An all-new adaptation of Treasure Island follows Jane Hawkins, an orphan who longs for adventure, as she is swept up on a wild hunt for buried treasure with a ruthless band of buccaneers. Tickets start at $35. Visit synetictheater.org.

Art Exhibit: Escape Velocity. Through Aug. 19, gallery hours at The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N Quincy St., Suite 102. “Escape Velocity” showcases abstract paintings on canvas by Singapore-born artist Chee-Keong Kung. Kung is influenced by his formal education in art and architecture as well as his upbringing in multi-ethnic Singapore. Free, open to the public. Visit www.fredschnidergalleryofart.com for more.

Summer Movie Nights. Through Aug. 24, Fridays at Arlington Mill Community Center and Saturdays at Penrose Square. The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) is proud to announce the theme for its popular Summer Movie Nights for 2019, “Heroes and Sheroes: Movies with a Mission.” From hidden math heroes to fantasy flying figures, enjoy a summer of 22 films that feature comic book heroes and icons of social justice. All films are rated G, PG, or PG-13. Visit www.Columbia-Pike.org for schedule.

Glow Yoga at the Fountain. Sundays, through Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m. at Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Join Mind Your Body Oasis at the Crystal City Water Park for fun and free yoga sessions. Reset for the week ahead with a relaxing hour-long workout under the glow of the fountain lights. Free. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/yoga-at-the-fountain for more.

Rosslyn Putt-Putt + Candy BAR. Through Aug. 31, Fridays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1401 Wilson Blvd. Arlington’s newest pop-up, Rosslyn Putt-Putt + Candy BAR, will feature mini golf and a retro snack stand. Play nine holes of mini golf ($3) featuring constructions of favorite neighborhood landmarks. The adjoining Candy BAR will be serving up beer, wine, candy and popsicles. There will also be carnival games and old-school video games indoors. Visit www.rosslynva.org/putt for more.

Art Exhibit: “La Cittæ Italiana.” Through Sept. 6, gallery hours at Gallery Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite R-800. Visit the Overlook Gallery and travel with artist Matthew Miller along the canals of Venice, through the gardens of Florence, and so many cities and villages in between. After a moment in Amalfi, stroll through the main gallery, where there will be new work hanging by Gallery Clarendon member artists. Meet the Artists at an opening reception Friday, Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visit www.galleryclarendon.org.

Art Installation: Linny Giffin. Through mid-September at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St. Linny Giffin has been working on Central Place Plaza on her latest masterpiece: an installation of 800 silk leaves that will hang from the glass pergola. Giffin made eight different types of leaves in orange, yellow and blue to be used for this project. She spent two weeks painting them, and then affixed wire to each one to facilitate hanging. See Giffin work through Friday, Aug. 16, 9-5 p.m. and join for a launch celebration Thursday, Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit www.rosslynva.org/feature/one-place-at-a-time for more.

Registration Open: NVSO. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics features more than 60 events that challenge the mind as well as the body. New games this year: jigsaw puzzle and line-dancing. The games run Sept. 14-28. There will be no on-site registration. Paper registrations, available at most local recreation and senior centers, must be postmarked by Aug. 24. Online registrations must be completed by Aug. 31 at www.nvso.us.

Operation FirePaws. Through Aug. 31, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Arlington County Fire Stations. The fourth year of Operation FirePaws, the Arlington County Fire Department’s (ACFD) month-long charity drive for the adoptable pets at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), kicks off next week. Community members can drop off needed pet supplies to designated donation bins at Arlington fire stations. Check AWLA’s list of needed donations (arlingtonva.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2019/07/AWLA-In-Kind-Donation-Wish-List.pdf). The AWLA will not accept milk bones, boxed hard/homemade treats, or used beds.

Summer Exhibitions. Through Sept. 7 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or call 703-248-6800.

  • Transitional Objects. Working in sculpture, installation, and video, these artists experiment with unconventional materials, take inspiration from or produce functional objects, and create sculptures that elucidate both the allure and the difficulty of material forms.Transitional Objects artists: Kyle Bauer, Calder Brannock, Dexter Ciprian, Emily Culver, Liz Ensz, Kyle Hittmeier, Trish Tillman, and Holly Trout.

  • Jen Noone: Sort of, Kind of, Almost. Noone repeatedly coats the surfaces of acrylic boxes, picture frames, and shelving units, before scraping away layers of the dried latex. Each new layer of paint represents an attempt to improve upon the previous layers. While the pursuit of perfection may inevitably result in failure, Noone’s work suggests that the quest for the ideal form, even if it repeatedly misses the mark, has a beauty and charm all its own.

  • Jason Horowitz: Ashton Heights Re/Seen. Photographer Jason Horowitz uses the Photo Sphere/Street View app and his smartphone’s camera to create immersive abstract views. For Ashton Heights Re/Seen, Horowitz presents a selection of images from the Re/Seen series all made a short distance from Arlington Arts Center.

Outdoor Zumba. Wednesdays, through Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. in the Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive. The Crystal City BID, Sport and Health fitness club and JBG SMITH invite you to join them for free midday Zumba in the courtyard of 2121 Crystal Drive on Wednesdays. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program for all to enjoy. Free. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/outdoor-zumba-2018 for more.

Fridays at the Fountain. Fridays, through Oct. 25, 5-9 p.m. at The Stand at the Crystal City Water Park, 1601 Crystal Drive. Fridays at the Fountain is a seasonal pop-up beer garden set within the Crystal City Water Park, featuring food, drink and a rotating lineup of live music from local bands and musicians. Free to attend; selection of food available for purchase. Call 703-412-9430 or visit www.crystalcity.org/do/fridays-at-the-fountain for more.

Arlington Mill Farmer’s Market. Saturdays, through Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. The market features produce, meats, and dairy products from our region’s top local vendors. Support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Come for opening day and meet special guests, the Arlington Art Truck, South Arlington Moms Club, Long Branch Nature Center, and more. Visit columbia-pike.org/fm-arlington-mill.

Wednesday-Thursday/Aug. 14-15

Arlington Fair: Competitive Entries. Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday (perishable items only) , 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St. The Competitive Exhibits are an integral part of the Fair. Art; photography; needlework; preserves; baked goods; plants and flowers; and vegetables, fruits and nuts are all displayed and judged. Residents of Arlington County, including Joint Base Fort Meyer-Henderson Hall, the City of Alexandria, the City of Falls Church and students who attend school in Arlington County may enter items in the competitive exhibits. For complete entry information and forms go to arlingtoncountyfair.us.

Wednesday-Sunday/Aug. 14-18

2019 Arlington County Fair. At the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South 2nd St. Fun comes in many forms-the traditional midway of rides and games, food of all kinds, shopping and information tables. Look for the Arlington/Alexandria Cooperative Extension information booth for horticultural help. The Competitive Exhibits show off the best of our area’s produce, art, and baked goods. And don’t miss the racing pigs. Visit arlingtoncountyfair.us for more.

Thursday/Aug. 15

Fill the Cruiser. 6-8 p.m. at The Westover Shopping Center, 5800 block of Washington Blvd. and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 1100 S. Hayes St. Help Arlington County students start the school year prepared to succeed by donating new school supplies and other classroom materials during the Fill the Cruiser Back-to-School Supply Drive. All donated supplies will be provided to Arlington County Public Schools for distribution to teachers and students. Those wishing to donate supplies but unable to attend the Fill the Cruiser events can drop off donations at Police Headquarters located at 1425 N. Courthouse Road on the 2nd Floor at the Administrative Support Unit Aug. 1-15.

Friday/Aug. 16

Friday Night Movies: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG). Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Turtle Tales Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to join us at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun: entertaining activities which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642959-E.

AGLA Scholarship Fundraiser. 8-10 p.m. at Freddie's Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. South. Each year the AGLA awards one Arlington Public High School senior with $2,500 scholarship. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated accomplishments in support of the Arlington Public Schools' (APS) policies of diversity, fairness, and safety and/or their membership and activities in their schools' Gay-Straight Alliance. Requested donation: $10 per person. Visit agla.org/scholarships/ for more.

Saturday/Aug. 17

Bookstore Romance Day. 10 a.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Join One More Page in the first ever national observance of Bookstore Romance Day. Indies all across the country will be celebrating romance novels and the authors who write them. One More Page will be hosting "A Carnival of Love" all day, including: a mimosa tasting (11 a.m.-noon; scavenger hunts and battle of the books (noon-3 p.m.); roundtable panel (4 p.m.); Sips & Swoons and cocktail tasting (4-6 p.m.) and a Marrying Mr. Darcy board game tournament (6 p.m.). Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Saturday Night Movies: Life in the Doghouse (NR). Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring a chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 18

Adapted Nature Hike - Huntley Meadows. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. All are welcome to join in a leisurely paced hike through a park. The forested trails will be accessible, smooth and shaded for a fun hike to explore and examine whatever we discover. Restrooms and water fountain/bottle filler inside accessible building, gravel packed trail in shade, then boardwalk on slats, in direct sun when out in the middle of boardwalk but all flat. Benches at beginning and end in shade but not on main trail. Free. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642959-M.

Signature Theatre Open House 2019. Noon-7 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Kick off the 30th Anniversary season with Signature’s annual free Open House. Starting at noon, come enjoy performances every 15 minutes, master classes, family cabarets, season preview concerts, games and crafts all followed by the grand Broadway on the Plaza finale concert. Visit www.sigtheatre.org for more.

R.I.P. - Remove Invasive Plants. 2-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Adults, teens and families ages 8 and up. Help restore habitat and increase native species diversity right here in Arlington. Work parties are held every month and are making a difference with the return of ferns, wildflowers and the animals that depend on them to areas once covered in destructive invasive plants. Free. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us.

Tuesday/Aug. 20

Turtle Lunch. 2-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 3-6. Help make lunch for Long Branch’s turtles. Kids can prepare the food for recovering hospital turtles and get to watch them eat, then give them worms for

dessert. Free. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642919-Y.

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening. 7-8:30 p.m. at Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road. What can one plant when the weather starts to cool? Think healthful greens like kale, collards, bok choy and a wealth of lettuces. Learn what to plant when, and simple tips for success. Learn inexpensive techniques to extend a harvest and even how to enjoy crops in the dead of winter. This event is offered by Extension Master Gardeners. Free. Advance registration requested at mgnv.org. Questions? Telephone 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Thursday/Aug. 22

Mystery Night. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Get ready for a fun (and funny) evening as One More Page celebrates the launch of three killer mysteries: Sherry Harris' seventh A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery: Let's Fake A Deal; Colleen Shogan's fifth Washington Whodunit: Gore In The Garden and Mark Bergin's debut crime novel Apprehension. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Friday/Aug. 23

Friday Night Movies: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (PG-13). Begins just after sunset at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. Limited seating provided, bring your own chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Night Insects Campfire. 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to join us at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun: entertaining activities which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642959-F.

Saturday/Aug. 24

Arlington History Bike Tour. Meet at 9 a.m. top of the escalator at Ballston Metro Station, S.E. Corner of N. Stuart Street and Fairfax Drive. Bike -1-23 miles visiting Arlington parks and historic sites dating from colonial times to early 20th century. Leisurely; many stops. May travel all day. Easy; no long uphill climbs on paved streets and bike trails. Bring lunch, water, and any type of bike; wear a helmet. No reservations necessary. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club (www.centerhikingclub.org). $2. Contact Bernie Berne at bhberne@yahoo.com or 703-243-0179.

Author Event: Steve "Dangle" Glynn. 2 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Washington's favorite sports blog, Russian Machine Never Breaks (RMNB), and Arlington's favorite bookstore, One More Page Books, team up to bring you everyone's favorite hockey blogger-correspondent-YouTuber-author, Steve "Dangle" Glynn. Join for an afternoon of fun as Glynn signs his book This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them): How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan. This is a ticketed event; tickets can be purchased in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/rmnb-one-more-page-present-steve-dangle-glynn-tickets-65810686535. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Summer Scavenger Hunt. 2-3 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families ages 6 and up. Have fun as we search for signs of summer before time runs out. The evidence is all around if you know where to look. For information: 703-228-6535. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Free. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642959-S.

Survival Skills: Poison and Venom ID. 4-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Ages 8 to 13. Learn hands-on traditional survival skills. Learn about poisonous plants and venomous animals, and which ones to avoid. $5. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642929-G.

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Bat Fest Arlington. 6:30-9 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Adults, teens, families ages 4 and up. Enjoy a thoroughly batty evening and add to knowledge of local night life. Live bat shows are presented by Leslie Sturges, director of The Save Lucy Campaign, established to protect and conserve bats in this region. Admission also includes ongoing habitat walks, games, crafts and more. Registration is required to enter one of the live bat talks below. $8. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Call 703-228-3403. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us.

  • 6:30-7 p.m., for families w/ younger children #642859-I

  • 7:15-7:45 p.m., for families w/ younger children #642859-J

  • 8-9 p.m., 1 hour, for adults and families with older children #642859-K

Saturday Night Movies: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (PG-13). Begins just after sunset at Penrose Square, 2501 9th Road S. Limited seating provided, bring a chair. Visit www.columbia-pike.org/movie-nights for more.

Sunday/Aug. 25

Wildlife Ambassadors. 11 a.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. Columbus Street & 2nd Street N. As showcased on the TV show Animal Planet, Wildlife Ambassadors allow children and adults to get up close and personal with animals from around the world as well as many from our very own backyards. The organization provides a permanent home for exotics, farm animals and native non-releasable wildlife. As part of the Amphitheater’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the artists of Arlington’s Lee Arts Center will turn the nearby pavilion into an outdoor art studio where, after the presentation, professional artists will guide them in creating clay versions of the animals they’ve just seen. Call 703-228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org.

Monday/Aug. 26

Author Event: Sam Kean. 7 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. One More Page welcomes back NY Times best-selling author Sam Kean to share from his latest book The Bastard Brigrade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Tuesday/Aug. 27

Craft Night. 6:30 p.m. at One More Page Books, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Get those creative thought processes going or bring a project that’s already underway. This is a casual event with space and good company while working on a masterpiece or trying something new. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com for more.

Wednesday/Aug. 28

Walk with a Ranger. 10 a.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Meet at the Marine Corps War Memorial and join a National Park Service Ranger for a 3-mile hike around the edge of the Arlington National Cemetery to Memorial Avenue, down to the Mount Vernon Trail, up to Theodore Roosevelt Island and around to Rosslyn and back to the starting point. The hike will take approximately 2.5 hours. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp for more.

Celebrating 20 Years. 6-8 p.m. at Quincy Park, 1021 N Quincy St. Join The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families to celebrate 20 years of work. All are welcome to join this potluck party. (Rain location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Lower Level Auditorium). Visit apcyf.arlingtonva.us to RSVP.

Thursday/Aug. 29

Conversation with a Cop. 6-7 p.m. at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. and 7-8 p.m. at Buena Vida Social Club, 2900 Wilson Blvd. Arlington County Police Department’s Restaurant Liaison Unit invites members of the public to join them for Conversation with a Cop, an opportunity for the public to get to know the officers and staff, the Department’s overall efforts to promote alcohol and nightlife safety throughout the County and share ideas on how towe can continue to work together to make Arlington a safe place to enjoy nightlife and entertainment. Visit police.arlingtonva.us/arlington-restaurant-initiative/ for more.

Friday/Aug. 30

Summer Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ballston Exchange, 4121 and 4201 Wilson Blvd. Celebrate summer at Ballston Exchange with free yoga provided by CorePower Yoga on select summer Fridays. After yoga, grab a free pastry and $5 off anything at the clean eating restaurant DIRT. Visit www.ballstonexchange.com for more.

Darting Dragonflies Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to meet at the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities that may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-3403. Register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642859-G.

Saturday/Aug. 31

Fort Ethan Allen Park Walking Tour. 11-1:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. at Fort Ethan Allen Park parking lot, 3829 N. Stafford St. Families ages 7 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Fort Ethan Allen was built by the Union Army in September 1861 to command the approach to Chain Bridge and has the most extensive remaining features of any Civil War fort in Arlington. Explore the earthworks and discuss how and why the fort was built. Dress for the weather. Terrain will be uneven and possibly muddy. Free. Call 703-228-4775 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642759-D (11 a.m.) or #642759-E (1 p.m.).

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 6-8 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Summer Farewell Campfire. 7-8 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Families. Register adults and children; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The whole family is invited to join us at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun: entertaining activities which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, S’mores. $5. Call 703-228-6535 or register online at registration.arlingtonva.us, use code #642959-G.

Sunday/Sept. 1

Rock The Loop. 5-9 p.m. at Market Common Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd. Join us on The Loop for an End of Summer Celebration Concert. Beer and wine sold by Heritage Brewing Co. and TTT Mexican Diner. Proceeds benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Free admission. Call 703-442-4341 or visit www.facebook.com/events/390030291716019/ for more.

Monday/Sept. 2

Netherlands Carillon Recital Series. 2-4 p.m. at Arlington Ridge Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone. Visit www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/netherlandscarillon.htm for more.

Sept. 6-30

Solo Painting Exhibition: Draftsman 2019. Gallery hours at Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A. Draftsman 2019 is the solo painting exhibition for the month of September of Arlington Artists Alliance member and T.C. Williams graduate Barry Barnett Keith. An opening reception is planned for Friday, Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. Free. Visit galleryunderground.org or call 571-483-0652.

Saturday/Sept. 7

Fall Course Preview. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), 4301 Wilson Blvd. Encore Learning’s instructors give brief presentations about their academic courses. Learn more about the fall semester. Open to current and prospective members. Bring friends, relatives and neighbors. Free. Visit 703-228-2144 or visit www.encorelearning.net for more.

Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives. 10 a.m.-noon at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Fall is the ideal time to restore cool-season grass, the most common turf grass grown on lawns in our area. This program describes how to improve a lawn and the underlying soil, and outlines steps for preventing and controlling weeds to ensure a beautiful lawn, with an emphasis on sustainable practices that minimize the impact on native pollinators and wildlife. Free. Questions? Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com. To reserve a spot, visit mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/.

Good Gardens All Start With Good Soil. 11 a.m.-noon at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington St. Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy garden and essential to the planet’s food web. Come tour the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden with an Extension Master Gardener to learn about the elements of good soil and practical ways to care for garden soil. Free. Questions? Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com. To reserve a spot, visit mgnv.org/public-education-events/vce-horticulture-programs-registration/.

Rosslyn Jazz Festival. 1-7 p.m. in Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn. The 29th annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival that features: The Suffers; Grammy-nominated New Orleans brass band Cha Wa; singer/cellist Leyla McCalla (formerly of the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops); and D.C.’s go-go/jazz ensemble JoGo Project. Also featuring local food trucks, a pop-up beer and wine garden, and the latest interactive installation aboard the Arlington Art Truck. Free admission. Visit www.rosslynva.org/jazzfest for more.

More Ongoing

Arlington Historical Museum. Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Arlington Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society, is located at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. The two-story brick structure was built in 1891 as the Hume School, named for Frank Hume who gave some of the property for the school. It is the oldest school building in Arlington County. Now a museum, it houses permanent and temporary local history exhibits ranging from pre-1607 to Sept. 11, 2001. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Civil War Artifact Display. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center, 2411 24th St. N. The New Fort C.F. Smith Park Visitor Center features displays about Union soldiers and the Defenses of Washington between 1861 and 1865. Artifacts from archaeological studies from Forts Ethan Allen and C.F. Smith are on display. Kids can try on replica Civil War uniforms and learn about camp life. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/fort-cf-smith-park/.

Arlington Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road. A weekly celebration of local food including fresh produce, meats, dairy, cheese, baked goods, free range eggs, specialty items, cut flowers, plants and herbs. Email csingiser@cfwdc.org or call 917-733-6402.

FRESHFARM Market. 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Shop from local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, and specialty foods. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Mobile Bike Repair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Email DC@velofix.com, or phone 855-VELO-FIX for more.

Food Truck Thursdays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th St. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. Visit www.crystalcity.org for more.

Healthy Lifestyle Runs. Saturdays, 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway. American Cancer Society partners with parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Free. Visit www.parkrun.us/rooseveltislanddc/ for more.

Friday Night Live. 8 p.m. Fridays at the Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St., Suite A. Local musicians perform. Free. Visit 1bc.org for more.

Arlington’s Historical Museum Open on First Wednesdays. The Arlington Historical Museum is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The museum consists of exhibits chronicling Arlington County’s history from Native American settlements up to the present day. The museum will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is located in the former 1891 Hume School building at 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road. Visit arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org.

Open Mic Comedy. Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Age 21 and up only. Free show, $25 cash prize for best joke. Call 703-248-9888 or Visit www.RiRa.com/Arlington for more.

Invasive Plants Removal. Work parties are held every month to keep the parks free of destructive invasive plants. Teens, adults and families welcome. Every second Sunday of the month 2-4:30 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road; call 703-228-3403. Every third Sunday of the month 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road; call 703-228-6535 or visit registration.arlingtonva.us. Free, no registration required.

Karaoke. 8 p.m. on the first Sunday every month at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd. Visit www.galaxyhut.com or call 703-525-8646.

Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. every Sunday at Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd. Prizes for first place. Free. Visit www.whitlows.com or call 703-276-9693.

Storytime. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Storytime with Ms. Laura. Call 703-527-5929.

Lego Club. Monthly on the first Wednesday. 4-5 p.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St. The library provides tubs of legos and a special challenge and after the program the creations are displayed for everyone to see. No registration required. Call 703-228-6548 for more.

Crystal City Sparket. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays at 1900 Crystal Drive. Sparket — A Creative Market is an extension of DC’s Eastern Market with arts, crafts, and handmade goods. Free to attend. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Art for Life. Third Thursday of each month. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City’s “Art for Life” Partnership with National Kidney Foundation brings a new artist each month to The Hyatt for a reception. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Brunch at Freddie’s. Third Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance gathers for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet ($9.99). All are welcome. No reservation is required. Visit www.facebook.com/events/700174390103305.

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