Thursday 25

ROSSLYN FARMERS MARKET, fruit, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, jams and jellies, sponsored by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays, outdoor area near 1735 N. Lynn St., Arlington. Admission, free. 703-522-6628.

WASHINGTON SAXOPHONE QUARTET, concert, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Metro Park, North Moore and North Lynn streets, Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850 or 703-228-6966.

ART IN THE GARDEN, photographer Bradley Furman, noon-4 p.m. today, Friday and Sunday, Historical House; and Japanese brush painter Janaliah Morais, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Horticultural Center, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-642-5173.

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

ARLINGTON PLANT CLINICS, master gardeners offer advice, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, through October, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., and 8-11 a.m. Saturdays, through September, Arlington Farmers Market, North 14th Street and Courthouse Road. Free. 703-228-6414.

"THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN," performed by Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clarke St., Arlington. $22-$30; Saturday matinee, pay what you can. 800-494-8497 or

"URINETOWN," musical comedy performed by Signature Theatre, 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Sept. 1 and 2; 7 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; at the theater, 3606 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $31-$55. 703-820-9771 or

ARCHIBALD MACLEISH'S "HERAKLES," presented by Natural Theatricals, 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $20. 703-739-5895.

Friday 26

BALLSTON FARMERS MARKET, vegetables, fruit, cheese, herbs, French bread, pastries, syrup, flowers and eggs, 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, discussion of French composer Eric Satie, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

MUSEUM LANTERN TOURS, for 5 and older; costumed guides lead 30-minute tours of Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, through September, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; ages 11-17, $2; 10 and younger, free; registration required. 703-838-4242 or

NATURE CENTER CAMPFIRE, stories, live animals, games, songs and s'mores, 7-8:15 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747 or 703-228-3403.

Saturday 27

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

ALEXANDRIA PLANT CLINICS, master gardeners offer advice, 6:30-9 a.m., Alexandria Farmers Market, 301 King St., and 8 a.m.-noon, Del Ray Farmers Market, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues. Free. 703-228-6414.

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

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.

ARLINGTON BIKE TOUR, a 23-mile ride on paved streets and bike trails, bring lunch and water, sponsored by Center Hiking Club, 9:15 a.m., East Falls Church Metro station, Sycamore Street, Falls Church. $1. 703-243-0179.

KIDS FRUIT PICKING TRIP, for ages 11-16, travel by van to a nearby farm, pick and buy peaches and berries, bring a picnic lunch and drinks; wear hats and use sunscreen and bug spray, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $10; registration required. 703-228-4747 or 703-228-3403.

CHORAL AUDITIONS, for adults, for the Alexandria Choral Society's 2005-06 season, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 100 W. Luray Ave., Alexandria. Free; registration required. 703-548-4734.

"SPLASH" EXHIBIT, photographs, monotypes and paintings 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

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 PROGRAMS, for adults and children, a guided hike in a park and looking at insects, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; information about frogs and toads, 4-5 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-4747.

NATURE CENTER CAMPFIRE, stories, animals, games, songs and s'mores, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, amphitheater, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $3; registration required. 703-228-4747.

Sunday 28

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.

Monday 29

LANDSCAPE ART SHOW, juried exhibit by Timothy App, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 5, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

"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, through Sept. 26, the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

Tuesday 30

FREDERICKSBURG TRIP, for seniors, travel by bus to historic Kenmore Inn, bus returns at 5:30 p.m. On the outbound trip, the bus departs from three Arlington locations: 11 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 11:30 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.; and 11:45 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. $45; registration required. 703-228-4749.

ORIGAMI PROGRAM, a naturalist discusses wildlife in Arlington and creates origami animals, 11:30 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Free; registration required. 703-228-0555.

SENIORS NEW COMPUTER CLASSES, for 50 and older; information on the Internet, e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets taught by teenagers from local schools; sponsored by CyberSeniors and CyberTeens; schedule to be determined; Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington, and Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. $30, includes textbook; registration required. 703-228-6425 or

Wednesday 31

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.

IRAQ WARTIME PLAY, "The Sandstorm: Stories From the Front," based on playwright Sean Huze's experiences as a Marine corporal in Iraq, performed by MetroStage; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays; through Sept. 25, at the theater, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25. 800-494-8497 or

Thursday 1

AVIATION MUSEUM TRIP, for seniors, travel by bus to see aviation artifacts at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly; bus returns at 3:30 p.m. On the outbound trip, it departs from three Arlington locations: 9:30 a.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St.; 9:45 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 10:05 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. $8; registration required. 703-228-4749.

GARDEN TOUR AND TEA, guided walk and full English tea, 1-3 p.m., Historic Green Spring House, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $24; registration required. 703-941-7987 or

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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