“Making Sense of What We Have” Sarah Nesbitt displays art to create awareness of the shortcomings of history. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Reception Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 3. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 304. torpedofactory.org. Free.
“By the Seashore” Performed by Arts on the Horizon. Visit the website for ticket availability. Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Through July 29. The Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-967-0437. artsonthehorizon.org. $6.
Second Thursday art night Visit open studios and galleries, and meet artists. 6-9 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.
“Global Views: Light & Shadow” exhibit Acrylic paintings by Sally Davies. Reception Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Artist demo July 22 at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 6. Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Art League gallery, 105 N. Union St., Studio 21, Alexandria. 703-683-1780. theartleague.org. Free.
Arlington Mill movie nights A screening of directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s crime comedy “Raising Arizona,” starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter and Trey Wilson. Visit the website for schedule through Aug. 24. Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.
Fast Fridays and Slowdown Sundays Features outdoor fitness classes led by instructors from area studios. Friday from noon-1 p.m. Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Through Aug. 27. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-3855. alexandriava.gov. Free; bring a mat and water.
Breast cancer patients with children support group Discuss living with cancer and raising a family, facilitated by a professional counselor and patient navigator. Second Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.
“Yoga in the Nature Center” For ages 7-10, a hike to find animals and practice their poses at the nature center. 3-3:45 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642927-B).
Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park An outdoor movie, with wine, beer, cocktails and food trucks. For a complete schedule, visit the website. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.
Company Danzante Contemporary repertory dance. Part of Arlington Arts outdoor summer concert series. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.
Tons of Trucks More than 20 different vehicles from seven city departments include a fire engine, sheriff car, front-end loader, dump truck, bucket truck, trash truck, sewer truck, vacuum truck and buses. Truck-themed activities, book readings, giveaways and food truck vendors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5553. alexandriava.gov. $5; family of four $15.
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. torpedofactory.org. Free.
Creek trek For ages 8-12, climb rocks and look for crystals, fossils, minnows, aquatic insects and more at Long Branch Creek. 1:30-3 p.m. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642927-E).
Spanish/English campfire Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642957-C).
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Part of the Arlington Arts outdoor summer concert series. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.
Penrose Square movie nights A screening of director John McTiernan’s sci-fi thriller “Predator,” about commandos hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior in a Central American jungle. Visit the website for schedule through Sept. 2. Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.
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. foodaddicts.org. Free.
Yoga in the Park A local studio fitness instructor leads a Vinyasa yoga class. Take a mat and water. Part of the weekly “Slowdown Sundays” outdoor fitness programs through Aug. 27. 9:30-10:30 a.m. John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. alexandriava.gov. Free.
Wildlife walk For age 3 and older, look for birds, fish, turtles and snakes along Four Mile Run. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642957-N).
NAMI parent support group For parents of those with a mental health diagnosis. Third Sundays from 1-2:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. 703-862-9588. Free.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s family tours Led by junior docents. 2-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar. $5; ages 5-12, $3; age 4 and younger free.
Removing Invasive Plants at Long Branch For teens and older. Volunteers are needed to help keep the park free of invasive plants. 2-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Summer concert series Features jazz trumpet player Kenny Rittenhouse. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.
The Buzz Hounds The four-piece cover band performs a free outdoor concert. Blanket, low chairs and picnics are permitted. Food trucks. 6-8 p.m. Mount Olivet Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-328-2607. mountolivetumc.com. Free.
“Medicare Made Simple” talk For anyone new to Medicare, Carma Ryan and John Glowacky, counselors with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program will give a presentation. 10:30 a.m.-noon Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center and Park, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-5210. email@example.com parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration requested.
SummerQuest: Sound waves An outreach specialist from the Navy Yard will teach children about sound waves and lead hands-on experiments. 3-4 p.m. James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-1705. Free.
STEM professionals needed Assist K-12 science teachers as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEM Volunteer Program, a partnership with county public schools to bring the real world of STEM into the classroom. Recruiting now for placement during the 2017-2018 school year beginning in September. For more information, please contact Robert Thomas at 301-570-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-Fit mall walking Walk at your own pace, stretch and cool down led by hospital staff. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fashion Mall at Pentagon City, meet outside Nordstrom and Kay Jewelers, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington. 703-558-6859. virginiahospitalcenter.com. Free.
Knitting with friends Drop-in for cancer patients and caregivers. Bring supplies. First and third Tuesdays at 3:30-5 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.
Preschool nature programs “Rainbow Colors,” for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Explore nature, crafts, mini-hikes and nature play. Tues.-Thurs. and July 21 at 4-5 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5 per program; registration required.
Early-stage breast cancer support sisters Meet others diagnosed with breast cancer and share and learn coping techniques, facilitated by patient navigators. First and third Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. virginiahospitalcenter.com. Free; registration required.
Gardening for Wildlife Learn the whys and hows of supporting local wildlife and how to obtain an Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Certification for your garden. 7-8:30 p.m. Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Rd., Suite 3, Arlington. 703-228-6414. email@example.com. mgnv.org. Free; registration required.
Arlington Neighborhood Village program Financial planner Jerry Cannizzaro discusses market and investment risk for income investments. 10-11 a.m. Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Community Room, 4318 N. Carlin Springs Rd. 703-509-8057. arlnvil.org. Free.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers Support Group Third Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health Department Carlin Springs Campus, 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-558-6859. virginiahospitalcenter.com. Free.
Rocks and minerals program For ages 6-10 accompanied by an adult. Participants take a walk in a creek and learn how three classes of rocks differ from minerals. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642927-F).
Arlington Central Library plant clinic Master Gardeners are available to answer questions. Wednesdays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Through Oct. 25. East lobby of the library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. mgnv.org. Free.
Gardening program Talks and demonstrations led by the Arlington Food Assistance Center and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-845-8486, Ext. 309. afac.org. Free.
Reiki for cancer patients Practitioners provide 30-minute reiki sessions. Third Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; call for an appointment.
Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant Features 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment soldiers and ceremonial units, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from the U.S. Army Chorus, and vocalists of the U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Voices. 7 p.m. Fort Myer, Summerall Field, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington. 202-685-2888. usarmyband.com. Free.
Fruity Summer Sweets For age 55 and older, a healthful fruit-based desserts demonstration by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. 11 a.m.-noon. Walter Reed Community & Senior Center and Park, 2909 16th St. S., Arlington. 703-228-0955. parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration requested.
SummerQuest: The Magic of Joe Romano For ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult. Magic, sleight of hand and comedy. 2-2:45 p.m. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-746-1702. Free.
“The Mark of Cain” For age 13 and older, about a kind of distillation of human history seen through the eyes of Cain, civilization’s first criminal. Mature content. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 13, Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington. 866-811-4111. synetictheater.org. $35-$60.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus and Lisa Bolton
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