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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, Sept. 15-21, 2017

Posted on Sep 15,2017
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Survival Skills: Bandanas For ages 8-13, learn how a pocket-size fabric square can become a bandage, dust mask, water filter and more. 4-5 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. $7; registration required (program No. 612927-A).

Chimney swifts show For age 6 and older, hundreds of birds gather, swirl and then disappear. 7-8 p.m. Meet at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $5; registration required (program No. 612857-J).

History by the Glass Learn about the history behind whiskey, hot toddy and gin. Includes two drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres. 7-9 p.m. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. $50; registration required.


Birding Arlington! For age 8 and older, search for warblers, thrushes, flycatchers and other fall migrants. 8-9:30 a.m. Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free (program No. 612857-L).

Civil War Artillery Day Features reenactors from the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, a Union regiment, an interpretation of the duties and soldier life, cannon-firing demonstrations, artillery equipment displays, and camp life. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Ward Museum, 4301 West Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-746-4848. Free.

Crafts at Carlyle House Coinciding with the King Street Art Festival, children can create a piece of art to take home. Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-549-2997. Free.

Downsizing fair Information on how to conquer clutter, donate goods to charity, sell antiques at auction and hold an estate sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Arlington Mill Senior Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-228-0955. Free.

Fall stream cleanup For groups, families and individuals, join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment for a cleanup at Barcroft Park. 10 a.m.-noon. 4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-527-6418. Free; registration requested.

Java Jolt lecture Paula Whitacre discusses her book, “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose.” 10 a.m.-noon. Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St., Suite 327. 703-746-4399. Free; registration required.

King Street Art Festival An outdoor gallery of art by artists from the United States and abroad. Features original artwork, art activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and The Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser. Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. From Washington to Union streets, Alexandria. 703-746-3301. Free.

Stuff the Bus food drive Bring nonperishable food donations to fill an Arlington Transit bus. Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lyon Village Giant, 3115 Lee Hwy., and Virginia Square Giant, 3450 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-845-8486. Free.

Cool Creek Critters For ages 5-9, explore waterfalls and catch water striders. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at Zachary Taylor Park, 2900 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. Free (program No. 612827-A).

Arlington Thrive’s BBQ, Boots & Bingo
Features picnic fare, moon bounces, face painting, music and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Columbus Club of Arlington, 5115 Little Falls Rd. 703-558-0035. $10-$50.

Nauck Civic and Community Pride Day Features health screenings, information and historical exhibits, a concession stand, a children’s pavilion, a game truck, music, and more. Noon-6 p.m. Drew Model School and Community Center, 3500 S. 23rd St., Arlington. 703-486-0058. Free.

Friends of Urban Agriculture program Learn what healthy soils mean to you, your health, your community and more, with short films and a panel discussion. 1-3 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6427. Free.

Washington Bach Consort Features Bach’s “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.” 6 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1801 Russell Rd., Alexandria. 703-549-0155. Free.

Saturday Cinema at Carlyle
An outdoor film festival features “When Harry Met Sally.” 7:30 p.m. John Carlyle Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-3855. Free.

Back to School, Back to the Theatre Ongoing registration for Encore Stage & Studio educational programs for preschoolers-age 18. Sessions available are from Saturday-Oct. 7, Nov. 1-Dec. 13 and Nov. 4-Dec. 16. For a complete schedule, go to 703-548-1154. Fees vary.


AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Features herbal treats and drinks; make-your-own sachets; mini-workshops on native plants, invasive plants and care of garden tools; and a plant sale. Master Gardeners are available to answer questions. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, S. Third and Kensington streets, Arlington. 703-907-9318. Free.

Summer concert series Features The Great Zucchini. 11 a.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. Free.

Spellbinders Story Fest For age 4 and older, features tales from around the world. 3-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. Free (program No. 612957-I).

“Disdain/Desire” An exhibit of works from the illustrated gospel series by Anita Breitenberg. Reception and book signing, Sunday from 5-7 p.m. Show continues through Oct. 8. The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260. Free.

Hilarious Heavyweight Ralphie May
A performance to benefit Big Paws Canine Foundation. 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, Ext. 14. $35.


Arlington Food Assistance Center Open House Learn how AFAC helps serve 2,200 families with supplemental groceries every single week. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Arlington Food Assistance Center, 2708 S. Nelson St, Arlington. 703-845-8486. Free.

Book and author talk Paula Tarnapol Whitacre discusses her book, “A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time,” about abolitionist and suffragist Julia Tabor, hosted by the Arlington American Association of University Women. 7-9 p.m. Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. 703-243-7867. Free.


Occoquan Bay National Wildilfe Refuge Birding Trip
A two- to three-mile walk in search of fall migrant songbirds and shorebirds. Bring binoculars, a bag lunch and a drink and snacks. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at the parking lot at Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., Arlington. 703-228-3403. $38; registration required (program No. 612847-B).

NARFE 232 meeting Features Trevor Major of the Shillelagh Travel Club. 1 p.m. Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-931-3128. Free.

Wine Helps! — Drink a Little, Help a Lot A tasting for charity features up to 20 wines, cheeses and charcuterie, food, a charity raffle (tickets are $10), and music by guitarists Boate & Ajluni. 6-8:30 p.m. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Room, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-677-7138. $75.


Arlington Neighborhood Village program Features Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur. 10-11 a.m. Westover Market and Beer Garden, 5863 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-509-8057. Free.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group Third Wednesday 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. 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.

Source Washington post

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