English Classes. The ESL and Immigrant Ministries Program welcomes adult foreign nationals from all countries to English classes. Spring classes will be held at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd. Registration: Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Classes meet Monday and Thursday evenings through June 16. For more information in English call 703-271-8341, box #3. For more information in Spanish call 703-841-0292, box #2.
Art With Accent: Latin Americans in the Mid-Atlantic States. AAC presents 71 works of contemporary art by 19 separate artists. at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., March 29-May 7. Call Denise K. Seider, executive director of AAC at 703-248-6800 or Carol Lukitsch, curator, at 703-248-6800.
"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.
The Society of American Mosaic Artists Juried Show at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, runs through June 4. Two- and three-dimensional mosaic works in glass, ceramic, stone and mixed media will be featured in this exhibit. Call 703-228-7710. For information about SAMA, visit www.americanmosaics.org .
The 2005 Miss Virginia American Coed Scholarship State Pageant is looking for contestants for the Aug. 11-14 pageant in Richmond, Va. This is an "All Natural" scholarship pageant for girls ages 3-22. The emphasis is on the academic and volunteerism. Makeup is not allowed on contestants under the age of 13. For an application e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-305-4239, or visit www.msvaamericancoed.com.
Registration for Spring Storytimes Drop in at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., or call 703-228-5946 to register your child for age-appropriate sessions.
Creative Preschoolers Program at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. For 3- to 5-year-olds, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-228-6430. To register, call 703-228-4747.
Cooperative Playgroup at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., for toddlers 12-36 months old with three sessions available per age group Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursdays or Fridays only from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Sessions are available throughout the year at costs ranging from $15-$30. Call 703-228-6588.
Friday Night Roller Skating at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays throughout the year for grades kindergarten-fourth. The cost is $5 per child and includes a hot dog, chips, cookies, lemonade and skate rental. No preregistration required. Helmets are required in order to participate. Call 703-228-6588 or visit.
Tunes and Tales with Miss Linda. Fridays at 11 a.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Ages 18 months to 3 years. For more information, call 703-241-8281.
Story Hour. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. with a special guest or a staff member at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Suite 10, Arlington. Ages 2 1/2-6, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 703-241-8281.
Get on Board! Go Online! A hands-on introduction to the Internet and the library's electronic databases. Shirlington Library, 2786 S. Arlington Mill Drive. Call 703-228-6545 to reserve a time.
Online @ Your Library. Find information in magazines and newspapers using the library's databases. Westover Library, 1800 N. Lexington St. Call Susan at 703-228-5260 to register.
“Desperate Housewives” Viewing Parties will be given at La Tasca Clarendon, 2900 Wilson Blvd., on Sundays, from 7-11 p.m. The event is being presented by Z104 Radio. Included at the party will be show merchandise giveaways, trivia contests, sangria and wine specials, drawings for restaurant gift certificates, and other attractions. The show will be viewed on the big screen. Call 703-812-9120.
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.
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.
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.
Classes de Ingles. Inscripcion empezara en enero. Hogar Hispano de Caridades Catolicas ofrece clases de ingles para los adultos en 18 lugares por todo Norte Virginia. El costo es $40 y incluye el libro. Llame al 703-534-9805, Ext. 222, se habla espanol, o visita www.ccda.net para el horario.
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 Road. This year's season begins April 9.
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.
Pub Trivia. Come to Gaffneys in Ballston on Monday nights for Headgames, an irreverent pub trivia contest. Compete to win $30, $20, and $10 gift certificates based on your knowledge of things tawdry and tasteful, academic and trashy. Questions range from Britney Spears to the French Revolution and all points in between. Games 7-8:30 p.m., no admission charge. Gaffneys is located at 4301 Fairfax Drive.
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.