Alexandria-arlington community calendar, oct. 22-29, 2015 – the washington post

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Thursday, Oct. 22

Arlington Rotary Club program Meeting and featured speaker Linda Kelleher of Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. Noon-1:30 p. m. Washington Golf & Country Club, 3017 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-237-3815. arcmemberinfo@gmail. com. www. arlingtonrotaryclub. org. Free.

Faith, Food and Fellowship A service with music, a message from a pastor, lunch and Michael Pope discussing his book “The Ghosts


of Alexandria.” Noon. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574. www. morefaith. org. Free; $5 lunch.

Comprehensive Falls Prevention program Physical therapist Diana Venskus discusses “Exercise and Staying Active.” 1-2:30 p. m. Marymount University, Room 404, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-509-8057. register@arlnvil. org. Free; registration required.

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

A Conversation with novelist Judy Blume Led by Diane Kresh of the Arlington library system. Blume discusses the challenges of writing for different audiences and more. 7 p. m. Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-228-6321. http://library. arlingtonva. us. Free.

Amigos de las Americas An information session for high school students (must be 16 by Dec. 31, 2016) about cross-cultural, community service programs in Latin America for 2016. 7-9 p. m. Key Elementary School, 2300 Key Blvd., Arlington. 202-882-9527. volunteer@amigosdc. org. www. amigosinternational. org. Free.

U. S. Air Force Band Chamber Players Series Features “Music for Brass Ensemble” by members of the U. S. Air Force Ceremonial Brass. 7:30 p. m. Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 202-767-5658. www. usafband. af. mil. Free.

Arlington County 55+ Travel Senior trips to various locations. Call for a complete schedule. 703-228-4748. Fees vary; registration required.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Le Tour d’Alexandria Library A leisurely two-hour bicycle tour of library locations starts and ends at Charles E. Beatley Library. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 10 a. m. 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-746-1770. www. bit. ly. Free.

Polymer Clay workshop Ken and Sue Reed teach how to make basic canes with a day-of-the-dead motif and demonstrate techniques. 10 a. m.-2 p. m. Del Ray Artisans, Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827. thedelrayartisans. org. $55; $45, members; registration required. Supply fee, $12.

Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria tour A walking tour of fire houses features firefighting during the Union occupation. 1 p. m. Friendship Firehouse, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-746-3891. https://shop. alexandriava. gov. $6; 10 and younger, $4. Reservations required.

Divas: Forces of Nature fall concert The Sopranessence ensemble performs classical, opera arrangements, musical theater and American songbook classics. 3-4:30 p. m. the Lab at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 571-348-4664. www. artful. ly. $15-$37.

“Fall Solos 2015” Features contemporary works by artists Gabriela Bulisova, Katie Duffy, Maggie Gourlay and others. Opening reception, Saturday, 6-9 p. m. Exhibit, Wednesday, noon-5 p. m. Continues through Dec. 20, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800. www. arlingtonartscenter. org. Free.

Oktoberfest fundraiser Features live and silent auctions, food, beer, wine and music. 6-10 p. m. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-508-8852. http://aahuganda. org. $100; students, $50.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Tree ID walk with tots Stroll friendly trails and learn to identify trees by the bark, shape and leaves. 10-11:30 a. m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-4747. https://registration. arlingtonva. us. $5; registration required (program No. 612955-B).

The Beacon 50+ Expo Features author Gail Sheehy (1 p. m.), health screenings, flu shots, exhibits and entertainment. Noon-4 p. m. Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 301-949-9766. www. thebeaconnewspapers. com. Free.

Arlington Mill pop-up gallery Exhibit by five Arlington photographers documenting Columbia Pike’s evolution for nearly a decade. Sunday at 1-9 p. m. Weekdays at 7 a. m.-10 p. m. Saturday at 10 a. m.-10 p. m. Continues through Oct. 31, Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-228-1850.

Mad Science at Apothecary A 45-minute tour features historic medicines. Learn where real science and mad science collide. 1-3:30 p. m. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-746-3852. https://shop. alexandriava. gov. $6.

Cider workshop For ages 9-12. Weed apple trees in the park and make apple cider. 1-2 p. m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. https://registration. arlingtonva. us. $5 (program No. 612825-G).

Del Ray Halloween parade Features a costume contest, live music and children’s activities. Parade at 2-4 p. m. along Mount Vernon from E. Bellefonte to Commonwealth avenues. http://visitdelray. com. delrayhalloweenparade@yahoo. com. Free.

Fall Fungi 101 Hike For 16 and older, learn the basics of identifying mushrooms and a walk with a naturalist. 3-5 p. m. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403. http://parks. arlingtonva. us. $10; registration required (program No. 612845-E).

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Features “Beginnings and Endings: A Concert of Prayer, Evocation and Passion.” 3 p. m. George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-799-8229. www. wmpamusic. org. $20.

Monday, Oct. 26

“Entertaining and Occasions” exhibit Features centerpieces, servers, platters and more, by the Washington Ceramic Guild. Opens on Monday at 10 a. m.-6 p. m. Continues through Nov. 29, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Scope Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288. www. torpedofactory. org. Free.

ESL placement exam For English as a Second Language classes to be held Nov. 16-Feb. 18, part of Arlington Public Schools’ Adult Education Program. Monday, Nov. 2 and 9 at 5 p. m. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington. 703-228-4200. www. apsva. us. Exam, free; course, $350; people who live and work in Arlington, $200.

Alexandria Agenda program Alvin Crawley of the Alexandria school system; former Alexandria School Board member Arthur Peabody Jr.; and School Board member Abby Raphael discuss “Alexandria Schools: Bursting at the Seams.” Dinner, 6:45 p. m.; program, 7:15 p. m.; the Hermitage in Northern Virginia, 5000 Fairbanks Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7089. www. agendaalexandria. com. Dinner, $32-$42; reserve by Friday. Program only, $5; members, free.

Art of Ballroom Dance Instructor Gary Stephans teaches the fox trot, waltz, tango and more. Beginners at 7 p. m. Advanced at 7:45 p. m. the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. 703-505-5998. garystephans@me. com. $15.

Woman’s Club of Arlington program Features a social and discussion about “Women: Empower Yourself; Empower Others!” 7-8:30 p. m. Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington. 703-532-3830. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Alexandria AARP dinner group For members and a guest, features happy hour prices and a 20 percent discount on regular priced menu. 4-8 p. m. Clyde’s at Mark Center, 1700 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 866-926-8300. http://aarp. cvent. com. Prices vary; registration required.

Community sing Sacred and secular songs in a variety of genres led by presenters. 7-8:30 p. m. Immanuel Chapel, 3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-461-1792. www. vts. edu. Free.

NOVA Community Chorus benefit concert Features an all-Bach program. 7:30 p. m. Northern Virginia Community College, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Lane, Alexandria. 703-845-6097. mwhitmire@nvcc. edu. $15-$20; 18 and younger, free.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

“Living With Deer in Our Urban Environment” Discussed by Kevin Rose of Virginia’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Charles Smith of the Virginia Native Plant Society. 6:30-9 p. m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. 703-969-7345. mcjordn@verizon. net. Free.

Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra fall rehearsals Play a stringed-instrument with members of the society. Instruments and lessons are available for the Domra and balalaika. 7:30-9:30 p. m. Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. 703-549-0760. www. balalaika. org. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Period dance classes In preparation for the Treaty of Ghent Ball on Nov. 14. Thursdays at 7:30-9:30 p. m. Through Nov. 12, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. https://shop. alexandriava. gov. $12; series, $30.

U. S. Air Force Band Chamber Players Series Features “An Evening of Music for Jazz Combo” by members of the Airmen of Note. 7:30 p. m. the Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 202-767-5658. www. usafband. af. mil. Free.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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