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<cal2>"One Red Flower," a musical look at wartime Vietnam through the eyes of the men who fought and died there. Showing: Aug. 17 - Oct. 3, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Signature Theatre, 3806 S. For Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $30 - $49 and are available through Tickets.com at (800) 955-5566 or (703) 218-6500, the Signature Theater Box Office (703) 820-9771 or online at http://www.signature-theatre.org
"The Time of Your Life." This 1939 play by William Saroyan will open the 10th season of the American Century Theater in a production directed by Terry Kester. The production will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 9. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2:30 matinees on Sept. 19 and Oct. 2, 3 and 9. All performances are at Theater II, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. Tickets are $18-$26, and children under 18 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, information or group sales, call 703-553-8782 or visit www.americancentury.org .
Ballston Art Market. Arts and crafts for sale on the first Saturday of every month April through October in Welburn Square, near the Ballston Metro from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The next market will be held on Aug. 7. Please call 702-228-0560 for information on exhibiting; some slots for this fall are still open.
"Betrayal" by Harold Pinter will be performed at Theatre on the Run, 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Aug. 14-Sept. 11, with previews on Aug. 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. Showtimes are Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. All tickets $20; previews pay-what-you-can. Call the box office at 703-920-5923 for more information.
Permission Granted, an exhibit at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, featuring the works of selected Arlington artists including Mark Charette, Cynthia Connolly, Maremi Hoof, Richard Peabody and Within Sight. Now through Sept. 11. Gallery is open Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m-1 p.m. Call 703-228-7710 for more information.
Travelogue: Plein Air Paintings from the United States. Jason McPhillips exhibits oil paintings and journal entries documenting a five-month trip across 25 states. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 703-228-5990.
Historic Ball-Sellers House. Arlington’s oldest dwelling is open for the season from 1-4 p.m. The house will be open from 1-4 p.m., on Saturdays until October 30. Admission is free. Call 703-671-0659.
Community Garage Sale. The Arlington Civitan Club sponsors Community Garage Sales the first Saturday of the month through November, at the parking garage over I-66 (N. Quincy St., next to Washington Lee High School.) Spaces are available for $20 (one car parking space) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call David or Christine at 703-536-8686 or Jack at 703-237-4706.
Farmers Market. Join lovers of fresh, local grown food at the Arlington Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon, at the intersection of N. 14th St., and N. Courthouse Rd.
Small Business Tips. Free one-on-one counseling by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5984 to make a reservation.
Online Training. Learn how to use the Internet and use the library's electronic databases. Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545 to make an appointment. Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call 703-228-5260 to make an appointment.
Real Estate Career Seminars. Weichert, Realtors, Arlington Office, 4701 Old Dominion Drive. Every first and third Thursday of the month at noon. Attendees will learn about the real estate profession focusing on license requirements, training and mentor programs. To reserve a spot, call Barbara Stone at 703-527-3300.
Jane Franklin Dance classes. Adult Dance Technique, Mondays 8-9:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:15-11:45 a.m., both at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive. Visit http://www.janefranklin.com/jf_getinvolved.htm.
Saturday Morning Stock Talks. 11 a.m. In the auditorium at Central Library on 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-1850.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sunday (noon-3 p.m.). Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
Master Gardeners' Plant Clinic. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 7 p.m. Gardening and plant-care advice and identification every Thursday. Call 703-228-6400.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Stop in for Stories. For children ages 2-4 at 11 a.m. Thursdays. 735 S. 18th St. in Aurora Hills. Call 703-228-5715. For ages 3-6 at 10 a.m. Fridays. The Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5990. No registration required.
Free Aerobics. Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St. Ongoing adult program featuring a high/low combination physical workout. Includes stretching, toning, cardiovascular and abdominal exercises. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7 - 8 p.m. Call Margo Watters at 703-228-5718.
Play Group. Ongoing opportunity for parents and young children (birth to 4 years) to interact in a safe, fun environment. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run. Drop-in cost is $2 for an adult with any number of children. Call 703-228-0701.
Tiny Tots and Preschool Programs. Long Branch (703-228-6535) and Gulf Branch (703-228-3403) nature centers offer programs for children 1 1/2 years through the end of their second year and preschool-age children. Morning and afternoon programs available. $1 fee per child, payable on the day of the program. Reservations must be made by phone only during the month the program is offered.
SOS-Seniors Online. Internet coaching for seniors the first and second Tuesday each month. 1-3 p.m. Aurora Hills Public Library, 735 S. 18th St. Registration required. Call 703-228-5715.
Internet Introduction. Shirlington Library, 2700 S. Arlington Mill Road. Mondays at 2 and 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. Free. Advance registration required. Call 703-228-6545.
Billiards. Three senior centers in Arlington.
All day Monday-Friday. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call Carver at 703-228-5700, Culpepper Garden at 703-228-4403, or Thomas Jefferson at 703-228-5290.
CyberCenter Classes. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-6346 to reserve a time. Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Road. Call 703-228-6330 to reserve a time.
Senior Travel. The county's Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) offers a variety of travel opportunities and day excursions throughout the year. Trips range in price from $8-$80 and include theaters, museums, sports, outlet shopping, casinos and historic sites. Overnight trips are planned several times a year. Seniors need to join OSAP to access the travel program at an annual cost of $10. Call Mimi Fitzgerald at 703-228-4749.
Bingo. Culpepper Garden Senior Center. Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Fridays at 11:15 a.m. at Carver Senior Center. Bilingual bingo Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Dawson Terrace. Call 703-228-4744.
Bridge, Poker and Canasta. Lee Senior Center, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 703-228-0555.
Tai chi. Classes for seniors held weekly at four senior centers. Call 703-228-4744 for a schedule and location of nearest center.
Senior Singles Chorale. Lee Senior Action Center. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Call 703-228-0555.
Small-Business Tips. Free one-on-one counseling by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) sponsored by the Small Business Administration. Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Call 703-228-5984 to make a reservation. Senior Action Center. Call 703-228-4403 to make a reservation.
Genealogy Classes. Lee Senior Center. Second Wednesday of each month. Free. Call 703-228-0555.
Total body strength training program for seniors. Madison Senior Center’s new fitness center. $45 for 15 sessions with certified instructors. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 a.m., and Saturdays, 7-9 a.m. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4771.
Exercise classes. Dawson Terrace Senior Center. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 10 a.m. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555.
Career seminars. At Weichert, Realtors, Arlington office, 4701 Old Dominion Drive. Every first and third Thursday at noon. Attendees will learn about the real estate profession focusing on license requirements, training and mentor programs. To reserve a spot, call Barbara Stone at 703-527-3300.
Get personalized Internet instruction. Also learn how to open a free e-mail account at Aurora Hills Library, 735 18th St. S. Senior coaching available on the first and second Tuesdays of the month. Call 703-228-5715.
Hands-on instruction of the Internet. And the library's electronic databases. Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545.
Computer training. Westover Library on Lexington St. Learn how to use the library databases, establish a free e-mail account, or check out Internet sites. Call 703-228-5260 to schedule an appointment.
Beginner tap-dancing classes. For seniors. Culpepper Garden Senior Center, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. $13 for six sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-4403 to sign up.
Low-impact aerobic classes. Aurora Hills Senior Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday. $32 for 16 sessions. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-5722.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for seniors. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Dawson Terrace Senior Center. Free. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-6300 to sign up.
Cardiovascular exercise classes. Lee Senior Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday. $2. Newcomers welcome. Call 703-228-0555 to register.
Arlington National Cemetery Civil War Walk. A look at some of the many hundreds of Civil War heroes and the history of the Cemetery and the role of the Civil War in creating it. Sundays at 1 p.m. $12 per person. Call 202-903-6255 for reservations.