Thursday 10

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

SENIORS BOOK TALK, Ward Just's "A Dangerous Friend," a novel about the early days of the Vietnam War, 11 a.m., Langston-Brown Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper 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.

"DOMESTIC RELATIONS" EXHIBIT, clay by Solveig Cox and collage by Judy Goodkind; opening reception, 2-4 p.m. today; gallery hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-683-1780.

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

EARLY ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM, author Bryan Clark Green discusses "Virginia Market Houses," 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

ARGENTINE PLAY, "Just at Life's Best Moment," by Alicia Munoz, performed in Spanish with English supertitles, 8 p.m. today and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 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.

"YEMAYA'S BELLY" PLAY, a coming-of-age tale about a Caribbean boy, performed by Signature Theatre, 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the theater, 3606 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $29-$49. 703-820-9771 or www.signature-theatre.org.

Friday 11

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW, works sold by local photographers, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Photographic Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 20, Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, Hendry House, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. Free admission. 703-243-7329.

NAACP VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, poetry and songs, and keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free; preregistration required. 703-838-4356.

ARLINGTON BELL RINGING, mark Veterans Day by ringing a vintage Pennsylvania church bell, sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association, noon, Constitution Bicentennial Gardens, North George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free. 703-527-6118.

MILITARY MEMORIAL SERVICE, U.S. Army Band, U.S. Joint Armed Forces Color Guard and wreath laying to honor Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing, conducted by the Military Order of the World Wars, 3 p.m., Arlington National Cemetery, Section 34. Free. 703-938-8141.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY, keynote address by Command Sgt. Maj. Michele Jones, U.S. Army Reserve; honor guard; and wreath laying, sponsored by the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, 3:30 p.m., gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Free. 703-533-1155 or 800-222-2294.

"VOICES FROM VIETNAM," Charlene Edwards discusses her book "Voices From Vietnam: The Tragedies and Triumphs of Americans and Vietnamese -- Two Peoples Forever Entwined by the Legacy of War," 7-9 p.m., Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. Free; preregistration required. 703-778-6310.

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.

Saturday 12

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. 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.

BUILDING DEDICATION CEREMONY, for the renovated Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center and William Ramsay Elementary School, with building tours, basket making, a live red-tailed hawk and more, 8:30-10:30 a.m., nature center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-5095, Ext. 320.

DOMINION HILLS CRAFT SHOW, watercolors, wood, paper arts, knitted material, bath and home products, jewelry, purses, pottery, glassware, light refreshments and more, by local artisans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dominion Hills Community House, 6000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free admission. 703-533-0957.

HILLS AND DALES HIKE, for adults, walk around Long Branch and Glen Carlyn parks, 11 a.m.-noon, meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM, for ages 8 and older, hands-on activities, solar energy exhibits and more, 2 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, nature center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-528-5406.

BAT PROGRAM, learn about bats and meet a live bat, with Leslie Sturges of Bat World NOVA, 2-3 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

COOKBOOK TALK, co-author Mary Beth Lind discusses her book "Simply in Season," about cooking with local produce, 4-6 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., Alexandria. Free. 703-684-1435.

VIRGINIA GRAND MILITARY BAND, concert, 8 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $20; 17 and younger, $10. 703-281-3331.

Sunday 13

CANDLE DIPPING WORKSHOP, for adults and children 5 and older, materials provided, 1-3:30 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $2; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

LARK QUARTET CONCERT, for seniors, travel by bus to the National Academies in the District; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 1:25 p.m., Madison Senior Center, 3829 N. Stafford St.; 1:45 p.m., Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr.; and 2 p.m., Carver Senior Center, 1415 S. Queen St. Bus returns at 5:30 p.m. $8; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

"THE BARBER OF SEVILLE," performed by Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, 3 p.m. Sunday and 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $12; 14 and younger, $6. 703-528-1433.

"POLITICS MEETS MUSIC" CONCERT, Arlington County Board Member Paul Ferguson narrates Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," with music by the Capitol Woodwind Quintet, 3 p.m., Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $12; students, $6; 12 and younger, free. 703-352-6506.

VIOLIN AND HARPSICHORD CONCERT, Maxim Brylinsky and Kotono Sakakura perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart, sponsored by Washington Group Cultural Fund, 3 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. $20; students, free. 202-244-8836.

"TWIST OF FAITH" FILM, Kirby Dick's documentary about a man who was sexually abused as a boy by a priest in Ohio, sponsored by Voice of the Faithful, 4-7 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free. 703-538-6128.

FOLK CONCERT, Peter Mayer and Lisa Taylor, sponsored by Focus Inn folk music organization, 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $15. 703-380-3151 or www.focusmusic.org.

Monday 14

OIL PAINTINGS EXHIBIT, by Carol Lukitsch, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 13, Marymount University, Reinsch Library, Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-284-1561.

"WOMEN OVER 50," authors Renee Fisher, Joyce Kramer and Jean Peelen discuss their book "Invisible No More: The Secret Lives of Women Over 50," sponsored by Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute, 3-4:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-228-2144.

GROUP SINGING LESSONS, for women and girls 13 and older, sponsored by Potomac Harmony Chorus, 7-8 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 12, Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-764-3896.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, photographer Joseph Miller gives a critique of a photography show at the Hendry House, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Photographic Society, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday; and photographer Corey Hilz discusses nature photography, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hendry House, Fort C.F. Smith Park and Historic Site, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. $25; preregistration required. 703-243-7329.

"GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL," discussion of Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies," 7:30 p.m., Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-228-6330.

Tuesday 15

VIRGINIA BIRDING TRIP, a van trip to Westmoreland County, participants should bring binoculars, lunch and snacks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. $10; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE, for seniors, travel by bus to tour the music center in North Bethesda; with afternoon tea; bus departs from three Arlington locations: 9:50 a.m., Lee Senior Center, 5722 Lee Hwy.; 10:15 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.; and 10:30 a.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Bus returns at 4:30 p.m. $28; preregistration required. 703-228-4749.

"TRADITION AND INNOVATION," a juried art exhibit of drawings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Jan. 7, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.

P.R. FOR BUSINESSES, roundtable discussion, "How Do You Thank People You Do Business With?," sponsored by Alexandria Small Business Development Center and Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, bring a bag lunch, noon-1 p.m., Alexandria Chamber, Suite 402, 801 N. Fairfax St. Free. 703-549-1000, Ext. 212.

"CHOOSING CHILDREN'S BOOKS," learn how to select a book for a child, sponsored by Arlington Chapter of the American Association of University Women, 7:30-9 p.m.; light refreshments, 6:30 p.m., Barrett Elementary School, 4410 N. Henderson Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-527-4647.

AURIEL BESSEMER PROGRAM, Virginia Mecklenburg of the Smithsonian American Art Museum presents a slide show on Auriel Bessemer and his 1930s post office murals, sponsored by Arlington Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., Arlington Central Library, auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St. Free. 703-536-8270.

FORT MYER CONCERT, Joint Services Brass Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Brucker Hall, Washington Boulevard and South Second Street, Arlington. Free. 703-696-3399 or www.usarmyband.com.

Wednesday 16

SENIORS INTERNET PROGRAM, learn how to search for information on people and events using the Internet, 2 p.m., Arlington Central Library, second floor, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-5993.

TOAST TO HOPE, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, to benefit Stop Child Abuse Now, 6-8 p.m., George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. $25-$75. 703-836-1820 or www.scanva.org.

PARTY FOR LIFE, entertainment, appetizers, raffles, silent and live auctions, to benefit Active Minds, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, CrisisLink and National Mental Health Association, 6-11 p.m., Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington. $50; $45 in advance. 703-338-2449 or www.partyforlife.com.

BARCROFT MAGNOLIA BOG, information on the wetlands, with slides and maps, 7-9 p.m., Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

"A DANGEROUS FRIEND," discussion of the Ward Just novel about the early days of the Vietnam War, 7 p.m., Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5260.

"SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW," discussion of the book by Peter Hoeg, 7 p.m., Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. Free. 703-228-5710.

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.

Thursday 17

GOURD ART WORKSHOP, make a decorative centerpiece, materials provided, 6:30-8 p.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. $30; preregistration required. 703-228-4747.

DRAWING TRADITION, INNOVATION, roundtable discussion by four artists, 7-9 p.m., Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.

POTOMAC RIVER PROGRAM, Susan Langley, underwater archaeologist, discusses "A Tour of the Submerged History of the Potomac," 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4994.

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

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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