"Full Plates, Full Hearts, Fully Prepared" exhibit By the Arlington Food Assistance Center and the Arlington Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management Office, to celebrate Hunger Action Month and National Preparedness Month. Thursday and Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday from 1-9 p.m. Through Sept. 30. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-599-8611. Free.
Washington School of Ballet program For children of all ages, meet a ballerina and learn how they prepare for a performance. 3:45 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free; reservations requested.
Visiting Artists Program presentation Remy Lavelle and Matthew Hasty discuss their work. 5:30-7 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center main hall, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.
Del Ray First Thursday An outdoor street festival features children's activities, live music and more. 6-9 p.m. Mount Vernon and E. Oxford avenues, Alexandria. 703-683-2570. visitdelray.com. Free.
Alexandria thrift shop Features clothes, housewares, kitchen appliances, paintings, books and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6166. Free.
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.
Washington School of Ballet pre-ballet auditions In preparation for 2017-2018 classes. For ages 4-5, register at 4 p.m.; audition from 4:30-5:15 p.m. For ages 6-8, register at 4:45 p.m.; audition from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. $35; registration required.
Nature program: Calling Crows For ages 6-10, learn about the skills of the black bird, how to tell the difference between a fish crow and a common crow, and more. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 612827-C).
Central Arlington history tour Walk 10 to 12 miles visiting parks and sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and more. 9 a.m. Clarendon Metro Station, meet at the corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street, Arlington. 703-243-0179. email@example.com. centerhikingclub.org. $2.
"Culture Shock" exhibit Works in pop, street and graffiti art styles, juried by Mojdeh Rezaeipour. Opens 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 22. Reception Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, Studio 2, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4590. torpedofactory.org. Free.
Lee-Fendall House exhibit "John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man" explores the life and legacy of one of America's most powerful and controversial labor leaders. Opens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria. 703-548-1789. leefendallhouse.org. $10; $8 in advance.
Shredding 4 Hunger food drive Bring food or a monetary donation for document shredding to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arlington Church of the Brethren, 300 N. Montague St., Arlington. 703-845-8486. afac.org. Free.
Fall lawn care Learn how to improve lawns and soil, and ways to have a weed-free lawn. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6414. docs.google.com. Free; registration required.
Friendship Firehouse Museum tours For age 10 and older, guided tours led by docents. Learn about the Friendship Fire Company's firefighting procedures and equipment. 11 a.m.-noon. 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-746-3891. shop.alexandriava.gov. $5; ages 10-17, $4.
Ethiopian New Year celebration Features music, performances, exhibits, food and more. Noon-5 p.m. Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria. 703-746-5565. rec.alexandriava.gov. $5.
Rosslyn Jazz Fest Features food trucks and performances by Joe Keyes & The Late Bloomer Band, Xenia Rubinos, Lee Fields & The Expressions, and The Soul Rebels. 1-7 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.
Alexandria Archaeology Dig Days An introduction to the history and archaeology of the Shuter's Hill Site, a site tour, and an opportunity to sift through excavated soil and assist with artifact processing. 1:30-3 p.m. Shuter's Hill Site, George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-746-4399. apps.alexandriava.gov. $5; registration required.
Nature program: Water Testing For ages 8-12. Learn what causes water pollution and how to tell if water is clean at Glencarlyn Park. 2-3 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 612927-H).
Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff Memorial 9/11 5K race Features a postrace ceremony with awards, food and entertainment, to benefit charities that support the families of fallen public safety officers and members of the armed services. 6-8 p.m. 300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington. arlington911race.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. $45.
Slimy animals 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 (program No. 612957-A).
Kol Ami services Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and Kol Ami lay leaders, through September in Arlington. For more information, go to the website's calendar. 571-271-8387. kolamivirginia.org. Donations suggested.
Fall ministries program "Living Love Lift-Off" features a graffiti wall, a packaging project for Martha's Table, a hug-raiser to support Arlington Thrive, face painting, and more, after worship services. 8:30 and 11 a.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574. Free.
Figure-drawing workshop Draw or paint a live model's gesture from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-836-1468. thedelrayartisans.org. $8-$10.
Summer Concert Series Features "Speed" the magician. 11 a.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.
Organic vegetable garden taste and tour Features master gardeners discussing planting fall crops with overwintering vegetables. 1-4 p.m., Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6414. Free.
Gallery Talk: "Seduction" By Leslie Nolan and L. Erich Keel. 2 p.m. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035. nvfaa.org. Free.
Cemetery tombstone art A walking tour of the grounds and tombstone artwork that make up Ivy Hill Cemetery. 3-4 p.m. Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, 2823 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-7413, Ext. 112. visitalexandriava.com. $10 donation suggested.
Notable nature For age 5 and older, a hike with lessons in nature journaling and sketching. 3-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free.
St. George's contemplative nights Every second Sunday features a labyrinth walk from 3-4 p.m. and a Taizé prayer service with Eucharist from 4-4:45 p.m. St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286. saintgeorgeschurch.org. Free.
Drive Away Hunger food drives Fill up Arlington Food Assistance Center vans with nonperishable food donations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Penrose Square Giant, 2501 S. Ninth Rd. or Shirley Park Giant, 2901 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-845-8486. afac.org. Free.
Women's bible study A six-week DVD-led study, "Making Sense of the Bible," by Adam Hamilton. 10 a.m.-noon. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574. email@example.com. Free.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony To honor those who died and pay tribute to those who responded without fear, acted without hesitation and gave their lives to save others. Features remarks by Mayor Allison Silberberg and representatives from the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department and Sheriff's Office, and the return to quarters bell-ringing ceremony. 10 a.m. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5217. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Laughter yoga Led by holistic certified coach Diane Cohen. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-841-0080. email@example.com. Free.
Plant natives at home Learn about which plants are easiest to grow and which attract birds, butterflies and pollinators. 7-8:30 p.m. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-228-6414. Free.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens birding trip Travel by van to the park for a hike along the Anacostia River, and search for birds and blooms. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Meet at the Lubber Run Community Center parking lot, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $33; registration required (program No. 612847-A).
Nature program: Seeds Storytime For age 2 and older; includes an outdoor activity. 10:30-11 a.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. Free.
Alexandria celebrates the U.S. Constitution Mayor Allison Silberberg signs the official proclamation commemorating Constitution Week, and students sing the preamble and "The Bill of Rights Rap." Features colonial reenactor Richard Conway. 11 a.m. Alexandria City Hall, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-461-6992. Free.
Fall book sale By the Friends of the Beatley Central Library, featuring hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books, home schooling books and audiovisual items. Tuesday from 4-8:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sept. 16 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 17 from 1-4:30 p.m. Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-746-1702. beatleyfriends.org. Free admission.
Arlington Neighborhood Village program Beverly Cannizzaro discusses the Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) program designed for adults 65 and over. 10-11 a.m. Westover Market and Beer Garden, 5863 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-509-8057. arlnvil.org. Free.
Back to School, Back to the Theatre Ongoing registration for Encore Stage & Studio education programs for preschoolers-age 18. Sessions are available from Sept. 16-Oct. 7, Nov. 1-Dec. 13 and Nov. 4-Dec. 16. For a complete schedule, go to encorestage.org. 703-548-1154. Fees vary.
Faith, Food and Fellowship A service with music, a message from a pastor, lunch and John Liebertz of Arlington County's Historic Preservation Program discussing "History of the African American Heritage in Arlington County." Noon. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574. morefaith.org. Free; lunch $5.
Pressure canning workshop Learn basics of freezing foods including vegetables, beans and meats. 5-8 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-7636. register.ext.vt.edu. $25, including supplies; registration required.
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.
Deep Dive: Bird Migration Learn why birds migrate, when they leave and how they get where they go. 8-9 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (program No. 612847-D).
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus
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