Thursday 11

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, a memorial tribute to Sgt. Deforest L. Talbert, a soldier from Alexandria killed July 27 in Iraq; with keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Velma L. Richardson, sponsored by NAACP, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St. Free. 703-684-6190 or 703-838-4356.

BELL RINGING, the public is invited to participate in the ringing of a former Pennsylvania church bell, in honor of veterans and active duty U.S. soldiers, sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association, noon, Constitution Bicentennial Gardens, North George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free. 703-527-6118.

CHORAL WORKSHOP, by members of the vocal ensemble Magnificat, sponsored by Alexandria Choral Society, 7 p.m., Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-4734 or www.alexchoralsociety.org.

FORT MYER CONCERT, by the Army Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday, Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

"THE LETTUCE," ("La Lechuga"), a comedy about a bedridden father who is visited by his children on his birthday, performed in Spanish with live dubbing in English, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Teatro de la Luna, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20-$25; students and seniors, $15. 202-882-6227.

"ONE GOOD MARRIAGE," a drama about a couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary and bound together by a secret they share, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 703-548-9044.

Friday 12

BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY, for seniors, see "Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and Christmas Show" and have dinner at Trattoria Dopo Teatro, sponsored by Arlington County Senior Adult Travel, bus returns at midnight and departs from several Arlington locations: 6:50 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 7 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; 7:10 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 7:15 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd.; 7:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. $99. 703-228-4749.

ALEXANDRIA USED-BOOK SALE, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. All books, $1. 703-519-5900.

"STRICTLY DRAWING" EXHIBIT, pen and ink, color pencil, mixed-media, pastels and graphite mixed with dirt, works by five local artists, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 14, Marymount University, Reinsch Library, Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1561.

ALEXANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, works of 15 artists, sponsored by Del Ray Artisans, gallery hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Del Ray gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.radiodelray.com.

ALEXANDRIA GARDEN WORKSHOP, for seniors, learn how to plant spring bulbs in a pot, with master gardener Bobbi Johnson, 11 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.

HERB WORKSHOP, create herbal vinegars, bath salts, bath bags and more, includes herbal tea samplings and treats, 1:30-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $35; registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

"THE COWBOY ASTRONOMER," poet Baxter Black tells tales of constellations using the star lore of American Indians, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 21, Arlington Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3. 703-228-6070.

"MOON OVER BUFFALO," a comedy about two aging actors who think filmmaker Frank Capra will be in the audience for their performance and will cast them in a movie, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $15; students and seniors, $12. 703-409-2372.

Saturday 13

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET, produce, flowers and art, 5-10 a.m. Saturdays, Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Free admission. 703-838-5006.

CITRUS FRUIT SALE, sponsored by Arlington Host Lions Club, 8 a.m. until dark Saturday-Wednesday, Wachovia Bank parking lot, North Glebe Road and Lee Highway, Arlington. Admission, free. 703-671-8830.

ARTS CENTER DEDICATION, for the renovated Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, dance and vocal performances, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours, refreshments and more, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Free. 703-519-3494.

ARLINGTON STORYTELLING WORKSHOP, storyteller Odds Bodkin teaches techniques and how to find good sources for stories, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park Nature Center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., $65; storytelling performance, 7 p.m., Arlington Unitarian Church, 4444 George Mason Dr., adults, $9; 12 and younger, $7. 703-528-5406.

ALEXANDRIA GARDEN LECTURE, plant specialist Betsy Washington discusses "Berries, Bark and Branches," 10-11:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $9. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

SCIENCE FICTION PANEL TALK, by authors Sallie Lowenstein, Tracy Taylor, Tony Ruggiero, Richard White and John C. Wright, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-8244.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT, Magnificat performs "Handel and the Chapel Royal," 8 p.m., Episcopal High School, Callaway Chapel, 1200 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. $20-$25; seniors and students, $15-$20; 16 and younger, free. 703-548-4734 or www.alexchoralsociety.org.

Sunday 14

ALEXANDRIA TEXTILE EXHIBIT, guided tour and discussion of techniques used in an exhibit by members of the Waterford Weavers Guild, 1-3 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $22; registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

ECLIPSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, concert, works by Johann Sebastian Bach, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; seniors $15. 703-256-2956 or www.eclipseco.com.

"MINI MAGIC FLUTE," shortened version of Mozart's work performed by Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, 4:15 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 19 and 20, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $12; 14 and younger, $6. 703-528-1433 or www.novaopera.org.

Tuesday 16

SENIORS INSTRUMENT TRYOUTS, for participants of all levels; brass, woodwind and percussion instruments available to try out and rent (about $15 a month); with assistance from the chairman of the Levine School of Music's Wind Department, sponsored by Arlington's Office of Senior Adult Programs and the music school, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpepper St., Arlington. Free. 703-237-5655.

CONGRESSMAN'S SMALL-BUSINESS TALK, U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) discusses issues affecting small businesses, bring lunch, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, noon-1 p.m., Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Suite 402, 801 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1000, Ext. 212.

SENIORS BINGO SOCIAL, desserts and prizes, 1 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-5285.

K-9 DEMONSTRATION, for seniors, an Arlington police dog demonstrates how canines sniff for evidence, 1 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.

HAWAIIAN DANCE CLASS, for seniors, 2:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4403.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TALK, Robert M. Poole discusses his book "Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made," 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-8244.

Wednesday 17

SENIORS ART MUSEUM TRIP, travel by bus to the Baltimore Museum of Art, sponsored by Arlington County Senior Adult Travel; bus returns at 4:30 p.m. and departs from three Arlington locations: 8:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 8:45 a.m., Carver Community Center, 1415 S. Queen St.; 9 a.m., Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 S. 18th St. $21. 703-228-4749.

CHILDREN'S NATURE CRAFT, program for ages 3-5, create a miniature diorama with leaves, nuts and bark, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, 10-11 a.m. Nov. 18 and 20, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $5; registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

TRAVELING TIPS FOR SENIORS, Talula Gunter of Northern Virginia Community College discusses "Spending Your Children's Inheritance," 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-5722.

ARLINGTON TRANSIT FORUM, the public is invited to discuss Metro bus and rail services and Arlington Transit bus service with Arlington County staff, 3:30-7 p.m., Rosslyn Metro, outside at the bus platforms. Free. 703-228-7433 or www.CommuterPage.com/forum.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS, sponsored by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, flexible shoes recommended, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. $3; first two classes free for beginners. 703-379-5779 or 703-920-2412.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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