Thursday 23

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT, by Potomac Valley Watercolorists, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Monday, Horticultural Center, and noon-4 p.m. today through Sunday, Manor House, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-941-7987 or 703-548-2032.

VIETNAMESE CUISINE, information on making traditional beef stew, with Phung Luong Nguyen, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-6300.

SONGFELLOWS REHEARSAL, a four-part men's harmony group, men 65 and older are invited to audition, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-536-5160.

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC, for preschoolers, light refreshments, learn how to make a bag lunch, bring a stuffed bear, sponsored by Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, 10 a.m.-noon, Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St., Alexandria. $11; registration required. 703-519-2160.

JANE AUSTEN BOOK DISCUSSION, "Pride and Prejudice," 10:30 a.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7689.

THE LOVEJOY GROUP, concert, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and Lynn streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

HISTORY OF ROSSLYN, lecture, "Rosslyn's Development: A Look at the 1970s," discussed by Bob Brosnan, Arlington County planning director, and Mark Ingrao of the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, sponsored by Dominion Resources, 6-8 p.m., Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-522-6628.

"BROADWAY IN BALLSTON," musical revue of Broadway music by members of Signature Theatre, bring blankets or lawn chairs, 6:30 p.m. today and Friday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Welburn Square, 4200 block of North Fairfax Drive, between Stuart and Taylor streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.signature-theatre.org.

STUDENT LOAN SEMINAR, "Financing Your College Education," sponsored by Arlington Virginia Federal Credit Union, 7-8 p.m., Arlington Schools Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-526-0200, Ext. 265.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, outdoors (weather permitting), 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 25, Marine Corps War Memorial, North Meade Street and Marshall Drive (shuttle available from Arlington National Cemetery Visitors Center), Arlington. Free. 202-433-4011.

"SUMMER ACCENTS" ART EXHIBIT, by Empowered Women International artists; reception, 7-9 p.m. today; show continues, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 9, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Admission, free. 301-693-1346 or www.ewint.org.

POETRY READINGS, by poets and fiction writers, part of the Gargoyle Magazine Poetry and Fiction Celebration, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

"PACIFIC OVERTURES," a musical by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Signature Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through July 3, the theater, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $30-$47. 703-218-6500 or www.signature-theatre.org.

EURIPIDES' "MEDEA," performed by the Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 3, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30; Saturday matinees, pay what you can. 800-494-8497 or www.washingtonshakespeare.org.

"JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS," performed by Synetic Theater, 8 p.m. today through Saturday, Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $29-$39. 703-824-0660 or www.synetic.org.

ALEXANDRIA DAY CAMPS, for ages 3-17, ongoing registration for arts, soccer, tennis, basketball and in-line skating camps and other programs, sponsored by Virginia Department of Social Services, five- and 10-day sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., starting Monday, through Sept. 2. 703-519-2160, Ext. 15, or www.alexandriava.gov.

Friday 24

PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, exhibit by Michael Lahr, opens 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; show continues, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through July 31, Arlington Public Schools Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990.

BALLSTON FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, fruit, cheese, herbs, French bread, pastries, syrup, flowers, eggs and more, with live music, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, Welburn Square, Ninth and North Stuart streets, near Ballston Common Mall, Arlington. Admission, free. 703-528-3527.

SENIORS MUSIC APPRECIATION, Army Band member Joe Suchomel discusses animals as a subject for music, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, plus cakes, cookies and beverages, sponsored by the Pilot Club of Arlington, a community service organization, 6:30-9 p.m., Lyon Park Community House, 414 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. $5. 703-532-8292 or 703-560-2676.

MUSEUM LANTERN TOURS, for 5 and older, costumed guides lead 30-minute tours of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; registration required. 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

"MADRID, MADRID" CONCERT, music and dance performed by Carmen de Vicente's Requiebros Spanish Dance Group, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Gunston Arts Center, Theater I, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $20; 12 and younger, $12. 703-684-1949 or www.carmendevicente.com.

"NEW VAUDEVILLE," magic, storytelling, mime, dance and juggling performed by Commotion, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850.

TWO ONE-ACT COMEDIES, Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish" and Alan Arkin's "Virtual Reality," performed by Port City Playhouse, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria. $12; seniors and students, $10. 703-838-2880 or www.portcityplayhouse.com.

Saturday 25

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy, fish, fruit and vegetables, sponsored by City of Alexandria, 5-10 a.m., Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-838-5006.

ARLINGTON FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, bread, mushrooms and honey, sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, 8 a.m.-noon, North Courthouse Road, between North 14th and North Uhle streets. Admission, free. 703-228-6423 or www.arlingtonfarmersmarket.com.

DEL RAY FARMERS MARKET, produce, cheese, flowers, meat, mushrooms, honey, pralines and baked goods, 8 a.m.-noon, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. Admission, free. 703-683-2570.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM, 3rd U.S. Infantry reenactment group portrays camp life, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4848.

HYDRANGEAS TALK, gardener Judith King discusses maintaining different species of hydrangeas, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $9; registration required. 703-642-5173 or www.greenspring.org.

"BEAD IT" EXHIBIT, wearable and non-wearable art by Del Ray Artisans, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.delrayartisans.org.

RED CABOOSE PROGRAM, a park ranger discusses the history of the caboose, with exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Bluemont Park, 601 N. Manchester St., Arlington. Free. 703-525-0168.

COMMUNITY CENTER PARTY, "Helping Rebuild the Lives of Others" fundraiser, with music, fish and chicken meals, children's activities and raffles, sponsored by Arlington Unified Transportation Workers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 125 S. Glebe Rd. $5; 10 and younger, free. 703-228-6640 or 202-256-2920.

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR, Ball-Sellers House, built in 1750, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. Free. 703-379-2123 or 703-536-8270.

NATURE WALK, guided hike with a park volunteer, 1-4 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-528-5406.

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM, for ages 7-10, learn how to navigate in a park with a map and a compass, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lacey Woods Park, 1200 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-525-0168.

ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM, for all ages, excavate soil with archaeologists and volunteers, youths 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, sponsored by Alexandria Archaeology, 1:30-3 p.m., behind the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $5; registration required. 703-838-4399.

ARGENTINA NATIONAL DAY, live music and other entertainment, raffles, Argentine food, books for sale and more, 6-10:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $20; seniors and students with ID, $15. 703-228-1899 or 703-212-5850.

SOLSTICE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL, performed by Tom Teasley and Stream and the Blue Dragons; open percussion jam session follows, bring a drum, maracas, a tambourine or wood blocks, bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket, 7 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. $5. 703-528-5406 or www.nvrpa.org.

"UP CLOSE" DANCE CONCERT, by Jane Franklin Dance, 7:30 p.m., Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $25. 703-2989-3235 or www.janefranklin.com.

LONG BRANCH CAMPFIRE, stories, animals, games, songs and s'mores, 7:45-9 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, amphitheater, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

LISA MOSCATIELLO, a concert by the folk-pop singer-songwriter, with the Space Dots, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 8 p.m., Lubber Run Amphitheatre, North Second and Columbus streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966.

Sunday 26

CHILDREN'S ORIENTEERING PROGRAM, for children 7 and older accompanied by an adult, ride a bus to Hemlock Overlook Park, maps and compasses provided, bring water and a snack, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. $15; registration required. 703-525-0168.

HERB TALK, a staff gardener discusses culinary and medicinal uses of lavender, 1-3 p.m., Historic Green Spring House, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $24; registration required. 703-941-7987 or www.greenspring.org.

Monday 27

DAR MUSEUM VISIT, for seniors, travel by bus to the District for a tour led by a docent, plus shopping for seafood and lunch on your own at the Southwest waterfront, bus returns at 3:15 p.m. and departs from three Arlington locations: 9:10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 9:30 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 9:50 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. $12; registration required. 703-228-4749.

BALLET SUMMER CAMP, for girls and boys, Mondays and Thursdays, through Sept. 1, sponsored by Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, ages 2-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; ages 6-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Nine sessions, $50; 18 sessions, $100. 703-519-3494.

"FAMILY TIES" EXHIBIT, paintings by Nilo Santiago, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through July 3, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

"TO DYE FOR" EXHIBIT, hand-dyed and hand-painted fiber art, jewelry and more, by Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m-5 p.m. weekends, through July 10, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

ALEXANDRIA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, by Aya Takashima, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through July 29, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Free. 703-845-6156.

"OLD ALEXANDRIA" PHOTOS, exhibit, "Open for Business: Commerce and Industry in Old Alexandria," plus other artifacts of pre-World War II businesses, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

SENIORS CHESS CLUB, 10 a.m. Mondays, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5285.

SENIORS KNITTING, knit and crochet items to donate to charity, bring washable acrylic yarn, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5722.

"A DANGEROUS FRIEND," discussion of the novel by Ward Just, 7:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Library, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5715.

"THE BLIND ASSASSIN," discussion of the novel by Margaret Atwood, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5990.

KIDS LIBRARY ACTIVITIES, Summer Quest program, for ages 6-12, ongoing registration for summer reading, movies, crafts and other activities in July and August, call for schedules: Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., 703-519-5900, Ext. 4; Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., 703-519-6000; Kate Waller Barrett Branch, 717 Queen St., 703-838-4555; James M. Duncan Jr. Branch, 3809 Mount Vernon Ave., 703-838-4566. Free.

Tuesday 28

DESEGREGATION HISTORY EXHIBIT, "Stony the Road: Desegregating America's Schools," a 12-panel display of archival photographs and text, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

SENIORS DRIVING COURSE, a two-day refresher course by AARP, bring a bag lunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., Arlington. $10; registration required. 703-228-5285.

HANDS-ON-HISTORY TENT, for children 3-12 accompanied by an adult, learn about hunting with a hawk, dress in 18th-century costumes, write with a quill pen and pet a lamb, house tours available, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Activities, free. Tours: $4; children, $2; 6 and younger, free. 703-549-2997.

"SOLO EXHIBITIONS," color photographs, videos and other art media, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, through July 9, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd,. Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800 or www.arlingtonartscenter.org.

FOLK CONCERT, by We're About 9, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spice of Life Plaza, 1401 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966 or www.arlingtonarts.org.

"ELEGY FOR IRIS," for seniors, discussion of the memoir by John Bayley, about his wife Iris Murdoch's affliction with Alzheimer's disease, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

ORIOLES VS. YANKEES GAME, for seniors, travel by bus to Camden Yards in Baltimore, bus returns at 11:30 p.m. and departs from three Arlington locations: 3:30 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 3:50 p.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 4:05 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. $42; registration required. 703-228-4749.

ENERGY CONSERVATION, a panel discussion on renewable energy and a screening of the film "We Are All Smith Islanders," about the effect of global warming on Virginia, Maryland and the District, sponsored by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-772-2472.

HARMONY GROUP REHEARSALS, Arlingtones Barbershop Harmony Chorus, new participants welcome, 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Gunston Arts Center, Room 147, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Free. 703-521-9331.

GEORGE WASHINGTON TALK, Edward G. Lengel discusses his book "General George Washington: A Military Life," 7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-8244.

Wednesday 29

MUDD HOME TOUR, seniors travel by bus to Charles County to tour the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home Museum and St. Ignatius Church, lunch on your own at Captain Billy's Restaurant, bus returns at 4 p.m. and departs from three Arlington locations: 8:10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 8:45 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.; and 9 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. $17; registration required. 703-228-4749.

"DESTINATIONS IMAGINED AND REAL," acrylic and mixed-media works by artist Ann McDowell, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0035 or www.nvfaa.org.

PROJECT NATALE, jazz concert, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Anna and David Plaza, 1525 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966.

"IN FOCUS" EXHIBIT, contemporary photography by various artists, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through July 17, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565 or www.torpedofactory.org.

CLARENDON FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, fruit, herbs, bread, cookies, brownies, French pastries, custom-made bouquets and bedding plants, sponsored by Clarendon Alliance, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Clarendon Metro Park, Clarendon and Washington boulevards, Arlington. Admission, free. 703-276-0228 or www.clarendon.org.

FOLK CONCERT, by Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, 6:30-8 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850, 703-228-6966.

CELTIC CONCERT, Hesperus performs "Celtic Tiger: Ancient Irish Roots and Medieval Echoes," 7:30 p.m.; reception, 6:30 p.m., Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $35. 703-525-7550 or www.hesperus.org.

"THE LAST FIVE YEARS," a musical performed by MetroStage, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 24, the theater, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800-494-8497 or 703-548-9044.

EURIPIDES' "ION," a tragicomic Greek classic performed by Natural Theatricals, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 17, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $20. 703-739-5895 or www.naturaltheatricals.com.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, for seniors, Wednesday is the deadline to register for an 11:30 a.m. July 1 social, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-5722.

Thursday 30

STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS, by Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette (D), the public is invited to submit questions about county issues in advance, sponsored by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, proceeds to benefit the chamber, 7:30 a.m., Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington. $50; registration required. 703-525-2400 or www.arlingtonchamber.org.

MODERN MAN CONCERT, music and comedy, sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, , 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and Lynn streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

DRAGONFLIES PROGRAM, for ages 7-11, learn about dragonflies, make a craft and net the insects, 3-4 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-3403.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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