Thursday 3

"TIMELESS ELEGANCE" EXHIBIT, oil paintings by Bu Rulei, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and Monday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

ART EXHIBITS, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass art and prints by regional artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.

GRAVEYARD TOUR, led by a guide in an 18th-century costume, with ghost stories, 7:30 p.m. today, Sunday and Wednesday, King and Fairfax streets, Alexandria. $8; ages 7-12, $5; 6 and younger, free. 703-519-1749 or www.alexcolonialtours.com.

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

ARGENTINE PLAY, "Just at Life's Best Moment," by Alicia Munoz, performed in Spanish with English supertitles, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 12, Teatro de la Luna, Gunston Arts Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15-$25. 703-548-3092 or www.teatrodelaluna.org.

"HAPGOOD," Tom Stoppard play performed by Washington Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 4, Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$30. 703-418-4808 or 800-494-8497.

Friday 4

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM TOUR, for seniors, travel by bus to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 9 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 9:15 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 9:30 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St. Bus returns at 4:30 p.m. $13; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

WOOD, ART EXHIBITS, "Washington Wood 2005," by local woodworkers, and "Landscapes, Still Lifes and Other Perspectives," by Del Ray Artisans; opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday; gallery hours, 10-4 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4827 or www.delrayartisans.org.

"EBONY AND IVORY," music and storytelling by Stephen Gregory Smith and Eleasha Gamble, 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Signature Theatre, 3606 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $22. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.

ARLINGTON PLANETARIUM SHOW, "Our Place in Space," 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20, 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. $3; seniors and 12 and younger, $2. 703-228-6070.

CHILDREN'S "NARNIA" PLAY, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," an adaptation of the C.S. Lewis book about children who enter an old wardrobe that leads to a magical world, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10; children, students and seniors, $8. 703-548-1154, Ext. 1.

"BAROQUE EXCURSION," modern dance by Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; students and seniors, $15. 703-413-3811.

Saturday 5

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

ARLINGTON FARMERS MARKET, meat, dairy products, 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. 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, through Dec. 3, Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570.

BIRD WALK, led by a naturalist, bring field guides, 9-10:30 a.m., Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4829 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

CLARENDON AREA PLANNING FORUM, an opportunity to review and discuss the 2005 Clarendon Sector plan, covering historic preservation, proposed limits on building height, land-use requirements, pedestrian crosswalks, on-street parking for retail shoppers and other issues, with Arlington County staff, 9-11:30 a.m., Key School, 2300 Key Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-0068.

"AFTER 55" PROGRAM, Barbara Karro of the Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs discusses future programs and services for seniors in Arlington; keynote speaker Abigail Trafford of The Washington Post discusses her book "My Time: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life"; light refreshments, 9:30 a.m.-noon, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association lobby level, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4745.

ARLINGTON ART MARKET, handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts, wearable art, watercolors, oil paintings, photography and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Atrium of the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Admission free. 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.

FALL CRAFTS WORKSHOP, for all ages, make decorative crafts, 2-3 p.m., Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4829 or www.alexandriava.gov/recreation.

HAWK AND FALCONS, members of the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia show and discuss the birds, 2-3 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4747 or 703-228-6535.

OYSTER FEAST, PIG ROAST, all-you-can-eat buffet of oysters, clams, pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, crab soup, beverages and more, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Arlington, 5-8 p.m., American Service Center, 601 N. Randolph St., Arlington. $35; ages 5-13, $10. 703-671-9017.

SOCIETY OF ART ROCKERS, the group is sponsoring a performance by Rattlemouth and Mind Traffic, 10 p.m., Old Town Theater, 8151/2 King St., Alexandria. $10. 703-683-8888 or www.oldtowntheater.com.

Sunday 6

"SWORDSMEN'S RENDEZVOUS," for adults and children 5 and older, 18th-century swordplay demonstration and discussion of 18th-century weapons, includes audience participation, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $5; preregistration required. 703-838-4242 or www.gadsbystavern.org.

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

SNAKES PROGRAM, a nature center staff member shows and discusses snakes, 2-3 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $1; preregistration required. 703-228-4747 or 703-228-6535.

THE SPY AND THE NATURE CENTER, for ages 16 and older, a nature center staff member discusses how spy Robert Hanssen unsuccessfully tried to use the Long Branch Nature Center grounds as a pickup site for money dropped off by the Russian intelligence agency, 4-5:15 p.m., the center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. $2; preregistration required. 703-228-6535.

Monday 7

POTOMAC BIRDING TRIP, a van trip to see waterfowl on the Potomac River, participants should bring binoculars, lunch and snacks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Community Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. $10; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

"WEAVE A LITTLE WEB FOR ME," exhibit by Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, through Nov. 13, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935 or www.potomaccraftsmenfibergallery.com.

WINSLOW HOMER EXHIBIT, for seniors, travel by bus to the National Gallery of Art in the District; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 10:10 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 10:30 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 10:45 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Bus returns at 3 p.m. $8; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

Tuesday 8

ATLANTIC CITY TRIP, for seniors, travel by bus to New Jersey; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 8 a.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 8:20 a.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 8:35 a.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. Bus returns at 11:30 p.m. $41; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

SENIORS BOOK DISCUSSION, Edward P. Jones's "Lost in the City," short stories about African Americans in the District, 1:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-4403.

"SLEEPING BEAUTY" AUDITIONS, acting roles for ages 9-18 and stage crew positions for 12 and older, for performances in January at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, no experience necessary, sponsored by Children's Theatre; auditions, 5-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Thomas Jefferson, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-548-1154.

"YEMAYA'S BELLY" PLAY PREVIEWS, a coming-of-age tale about a Caribbean boy, performed by Signature Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, the theater, 3606 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $29. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.

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

Wednesday 9

SENIORS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES, discussed by General Assembly Dels. Albert C. Eisenberg (D-47th), Robert H. Brink (D-48th), Adam P. Ebbin (D-49th) and State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31st), sponsored by Arlington's Commission on Aging Advocacy Network, 10 a.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1700.

POETRY READING, by David Gewanter of Georgetown University, noon, Marymount University, Reinsch Library, Lee Reception Room, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1648.

ARLINGTON HISTORY, historian Kathryn Holt Springston discusses "Glimpses of Old Arlington," at a meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 1-2:30 p.m., Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-845-1817.

GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS, for seniors, a representative of the National Archives discusses "Getting Started With Genealogy," 1:30 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-5722.

GEMSTONE PROGRAM, for ages 7 and older, learn about birthstones and examine gems and uncut crystals, 4-5 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $4; preregistration required. 703-228-3403 or 202-228-4747.

LEGAL SERVICES RECEPTION, appetizers, cocktails and music by the Linden Trio, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 5:30-8:30 p.m., National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $50. 703-778-6803 or www.lsnv.org.

METROSTAGE DRAMA, "For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again," by Michel Tremblay, a son's homage to his mother, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 27, MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800-494-8497 or www.boxofficetickets.com.

FOLK-POP CONCERT, by Jen Chapin, sponsored by Marymount University, 9:30 p.m., Marymount's Lee Center, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1611.

Thursday 10

SENIORS BOOK TALK, Ward Just's "A Dangerous Friend," a novel about the early days of the Vietnam War, 10 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 Culpepper St., Arlington. Free.703-228-6300.

LUNCHTIME CHAMBER CONCERT, by Friday Morning Music Club, noon-1 p.m., Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-7710.

"PORGY AND BESS," for seniors, travel by bus to the Kennedy Center in the District to watch a performance of the Washington National Opera; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 5:45 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 6 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.; and 6:15 p.m., Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St. Bus returns at 10:30 p.m. $69; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

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

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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