Thursday, Aug. 17

“Clouds” exhibit Oil on canvas by Steve Breighner. Thursday and Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-9 p.m. Through Aug. 31. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-599-8611. Free.

Arlington County Fair Outdoor and indoor activities and entertainment. Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday from 2-11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. For a complete schedule, go to the website. Free.

Visiting Artists Program presentation Traci Turner and Kay Walsh discuss their work. 5:30-7 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. Free.

Lecture: “Experiencing World War I” Discussed by Jennifer Keene of the Society of Military History. 7-9 p.m. The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994. $10.

An Evening With KaNikki Jakarta A performance of poetry and readings from Jakarta’s novels. 7 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. Free; reservations requested.

Penrose Square movie nights For a complete schedule, go to the website. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Through Sept. 2, Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. Free.

American Association for the Advancement of Science program For scientists, engineers and physicians, join K-12 STEM teachers in Arlington and Alexandria during the 2017-2018 school year. Orientation in September. For more information, call 571-551-2488 or email

Friday, Aug. 18

Fast Fridays and Slowdown Sundays Outdoor fitness classes led by instructors from area studios. Friday from noon-1 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Through Aug. 27. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-3855. Free; bring a mat and water.

Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park Features an outdoor movie; wine, beer, cocktails and food trucks available. For a complete schedule, visit the website. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. Free.

The Late Shift: Boardwalk Nights Features an art market, carnival games, street performers, art-making, music by DJ Sharkey and Capps Music, and more. 7 p.m.-midnight. Along the riverfront and the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. Free.

NOVA Community Chorus Rehearsals with no auditions. Register for a one-credit class by Sunday. Tuesday at 7 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria. 703-845-6252. Tuition waived for age 60 and older who register Friday-Sunday.

Movies under the stars An outdoor movie shown on a three-story inflatable screen, movie title to be announced. Bring blankets or a beach chair and a picnic supper. 8:30-11 p.m. Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Arlington County Invasive Plant program Join volunteers to remove invasive plants. First Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at Haley Park. Second Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Third Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon at Tuckahoe Park. Third Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at Madison Manor Park. Third Sundays from 2-5 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center. Fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon at Benjamin Banneker Park. Fourth Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon at Fort Bennett Park. 703-228-1862. Free; registration requested.

Parkrun 5K A weekly timed run/walk/jog by the American Cancer Society and Parkrun USA to promote fitness in the fight against cancer. Saturdays at 9 a.m. Theodore Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington. 703-623-4374. Free; registration required for first run.

Back-to-school carwash An Eagle Project by Scout Jonathan Nearman of Alexandria Boy Scout Troop 301 to benefit Carpenter’s Shelter families. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 930 N. Henry St., Alexandria. 703-683-4660. Donate school supplies or Staples gift cards.

Summer art demos Led by members of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. Free.

Author talk Nancy Lawson, a naturalist and columnist for All Animals Magazine, discusses her book, “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife.” 3-4:30 p.m. Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria. 703-746-1703. Free.

Marine Band concert Performance by the Marine Chamber Orchestra. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 703-845-6154. Free.

1812 Overture concert Features the U.S. Army Concert Band, U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and live cannon fire by the Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery. 8 p.m. Fort Myer, Summerall Field, Arlington. 703-696-3399. Free.

Night insects campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $5; registration required (program No. 642957-E).

Sunday, Aug. 20

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous A 12-step recovery program for those suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Goodwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. 610-858-5948. Free.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s family tours Led by junior docents. Sundays from 2-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. $5; ages 5-12 $3; age 4 and younger free.

Monday, Aug. 21

Young at Art juried art show Features works by artists 55 and older. Daily from 5-10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 16. Opening reception Sept. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-836-4414, Ext. 110. Free.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Ongoing registration for Sept. 9-20 Olympic events in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Arlington, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William. For more information and a complete schedule, go to the website. 703-830-5604. Fees vary. Postmark registration by Aug. 26; online registration deadline is Sept. 2.

Operation FirePaws Arlington County Fire Department is accepting pet supply donations to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington through August. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Drop off donations at the front entrance of any fire station. 703-228-3362. Free.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Walkfit mall walking program Walk at your own pace, stretch and cool down led by hospital staff. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fashion Mall at Pentagon City, outside Nordstrom and Kay Jewelers, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington. 703-558-6859. Free.

Shared Street Pop-Up A neighborhood block party features information about local transportation options, activities and giveaways. 4-7 p.m. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-892-2776. Free; registration requested.

Prostate cancer support group Facilitated by a prostate cancer survivor. For people undergoing treatment or those with new diagnoses. Fourth Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Adaptive family hike A leisurely paced hike through Huntley Meadows Park. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. 703-228-6535. Free.

Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s short and long poses from 2-5 p.m. and long pose from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. $10-$12.

Head and neck cancer support group Oncologists discuss challenges and concerns. Fourth Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.

Gardening program Talks and demonstrations led by the Arlington Food Assistance Center and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-845-8486, Ext. 309. Free.

Movies under the stars An outdoor movie shown on a three-story inflatable screen; movie to be announced. Bring chairs and a picnic supper. 8:30-11 p.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5592. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 24

“History of the Athenaeum” Discussed by local historian Meredith Barber. 7 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. $5; members free. Reservations requested.

Arlington Mill movie night For a complete schedule, go to the website. Thursday from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. 703-892-2776. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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