Thursday, June 2

Tiny Tot nature programs For ages 18-35 months, explore nature. Thursday, Friday and June 9 at 10-10:45 a.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Each program, $5; registration required.

Preschoolers nature programs Learn about beaver habitats and how they are built. Thursday-Friday 1-2 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Each program, $5; registration required.

Alexandria West Rotary Club Weekly meeting. 6:30-8 p.m. Savio’s Restaurant, 516 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria. 703-504-6145. Free.

St. George’s Refugee Crisis forums Speakers discuss “Learn: Understand Refugee Realities, Thursday”; “Reflect: Discuss Interfaith Community Roles, June 9”; and “Act: Learn About Nonprofits Working With Refugees and How to Get Involved,” June 16. 7-8:30 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286. Free; registration required.

Gulf Branch: Parks symposium “Gulf Branch Nature Center: The Birth and Future of Arlington Parks,” discussed by author Charlie Clark, Jane Randolph of Arlington County Parks and Recreation Department and Peter Harnick of Trust for Public Lands. 7-8 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free.

U.S. Army Band Downrange Performs classic rock and R&B. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3399. Free.

Friday, June 3

Mini-Beasts program For ages 9-12. Learn about pill bugs, Friday; Catalpa caterpillars, July 1; and daddy long legs, Aug. 5. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Three sessions, $30; materials, $20 for first time participants (program No. 642826-K).

“Violent Grace: A Retrospective” exhibit Paintings by Edward Knippers. Reception at 6-9 p.m. Closing reception, July 22 at 6-9 p.m. Continues through July 30. Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. Free.

Family art night Create your masterpiece, led by artist Teresa Brunson. No experience needed. 6-8:30 p.m. Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. Free.

“Respect: Unsung Heroes in Uniform” exhibit Works recognizing and acknowledging individuals behind the uniform. Opening reception at 7-9 p.m. Show continues through June 26. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. Free.

“Cul de Sac” For 4 and older, a play adaptation of Richard Thompson’s comic strip performed by Encore Stage & Studio Theatre by Kids, for Kids. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Through June 12, Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-548-1154. $10-$15.

Summer night hikes For 5 and older, a walk under the moon and stars and discussion about a new constellation. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $5; registration required (program No. 642756-A).

U.S. Air Force Band Concert. 8 p.m. Air Force Memorial, 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington. 202-767-5658. Free.

Saturday, June 4

Civil War Camp Day Features Union and Confederate military and civilian reenactors in camp settings, infantry and artillery drills and firing demonstrations, and more. Tours available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848. $2; family, $5.

“Please Touch” All-media exhibit by 16 artists features work that visitors are encouraged to engage with through any of the five senses. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through July 17. Reception, June 9 at 6-8 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 304. Free.

Weekend artist demonstrations An hour-long demonstration by Torpedo Factory artists. Saturdays at 11 a.m. 1 or 3 p.m. Through Aug. 11, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. Free.

Ball-Sellers House Museum Tour the oldest building in Arlington and celebrate Glencarlyn Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ball-Sellers House, 5620 S. Third St., Arlington. 703-577-7042. Free.

Spring Solos 2016 Paintings, sculpture, installation, photography and performance by artists Gabriela Bulisova, Maggie Gourlay, Adam Hager and others. Gallery talk at 1-4 p.m. Show continues through June 12. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. Free.

D-Day Commemoration Features a ceremony, World War II reenactors, memorabilia, 1940s swing band music and dancing, the U.S. Army Guard Color Guard and Fife and Drum Corps, and a kid’s scavenger hunt. Sponsored by Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 202-203-0177. Free.

Native American spirits 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. $5; registration required. (program No. 642956-A).

Outdoor Lab: 50 Years and Counting Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing led by Bowen McCauley Dance and music by Still Standing. 7-10 p.m. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-228-7650. $53.49.

Strawberry Festival An attic sale features strawberry desserts and ice cream, hot dogs and burgers, a bake sale, kitten adoptions, and more. 10-3 p.m. Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-528-0937. Free.

Sunday, June 5

Bagels and Bach concert series Performance by the Provazek Quartet. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. $10-$15; 5 and younger, free. Registration required (activity No. 455208-03).

Arlington Green Home and Garden Tour A walking or cycling tour of homes with energy efficient and water saving technologies, solar elements, and more. Sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment. For locations and cycling registration, go to the website. 1-6 p.m. 703-228-6427. $5-$10.

Cool creek critters For ages 5-9. Catch water striders and explore streams. 2-3:30 p.m. Lubber Run Park Amphitheater, 200 N. Columbus St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $5; registration required. (program No. 642826-A).

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Performs works by Rouse and Shostakovich. 3-5 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria. 703-642-8051. $10-$20.

Washington Balalaika Society concert “Magical Strings” features domra virtuoso Peter Omelchenko, conductor Svetlana Nikonova and balalaika master Andrei Saveliev. 3 p.m. Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 240-314-8690. $15-$25; 12 and younger, free. Registration required.

Crescendo concert The Youth Chamber Music Program of the Arlington Philharmonic performs works by Russian composers. 4 p.m. Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. 703-910-5161. Free.

Monday, June 6

Champion trees bike ride For 12 and older, a leisurely ride on paved pathways. Bring bike, water and snacks. 2-4 p.m. Meet at the Caboose at Bluemont Junction Park, 744 N. Emerson St., Arlington. 703-228-6535. Free; registration required (program No. 642946-B).

Basics of summer pruning Led by Kirsten Buhls of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 7-8:30 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. Free.

OCD family support group For family and friends who have a loved one with OCD. First Monday at 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 202-215-5859. Free.

Tuesday, June 7

Birding trip afield Search for scarlet tanagers, hooded and Kentucky warblers at birding flag ponds and Battle Creek Cypress in Calvert County. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet at parking lot of Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $45; registration required (program No. 642846-B).

Linden Resources’ Enriching Lives program A breakfast to benefit individuals with disabilities and wounded warriors. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Program at 8-9 a.m. Army Navy Country Club-Arlington, 1700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington. 703-299-3247. Donations.

Art League’s exhibits “June Open Exhibit” features works in all media by Jeff Huntington, Tuesday at 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; “Tabletop,” exhibit of ceramics and art forms designed for food, drink and the table, Wednesday at 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; “Watermarks” exhibit of watercolor paintings by Alex Tolstoy. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. Free.

Early Stage Breast Cancer Support Sisters Meet others diagnosed with breast cancer, share and learn coping techniques, facilitated by patient navigators. First and third Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-6913. Free; registration required.

Wednesday, June 8

ANV’s “Coffee and Conversation” Meet Arlington Neighborhood Village members and volunteers and a talk by Master Gardener Judy Funderburk. 10-11 a.m. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 S. Kensington St., Arlington. 703-509-8057. Free.

Fern Foray program For 16 and older. A walk and talk led by naturalist Rachael Tolman. 703-228-6535. $10; registration required (program No. 642946-C).

Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model’s short/long poses, 2-5 p.m.; long pose, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. $8-$12.

Twilight Tattoo: A Military Pageant Features Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, troop, and ceremonial units; Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps; U.S. Army Drill Team; U.S. Army Blues, a soloist from U.S. Army Chorus and vocalists of U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Voices. 7 p.m. Fort Myer, Summerall Field, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington. 202-685-2888. Free.

NAMI/FOCUS support group For families and friends of those with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or manic depression. Every second Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King St., Alexandria. 571-451-0773. Free.

Thursday, June 9

Arlington Rotary Club program Features Alessandra Colia of Urban Alliance. Noon-1:30 p.m. Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-387-5022. $26.

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. 703-838-4565. Free.

U.S. Army Band A performance with the 2016 National Collegiate Solo Competition winner, bassoonist Sandra Bailey. 7:30 p.m. Fort Myer, Brucker Hall, 400 McNair Rd., Arlington. 703-696-3718. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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