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To Do This Weekend

by ARLnow.com | August 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm | 646 views | 7 Comments

With two big rallies invading DC this weekend (the crowd at the Glenn Beck rally alone is expected to number in the hundreds of thousands), you may want to avoid traveling into the District altogether. The good news is that there’s plenty of fun things to do over here on the quieter side of the Potomac.

On Saturday, the Center Hiking Club is sponsoring an all-day, 12-mile historical walking tour of central Arlington, which will include visits to colonial, Civil War, trolley, and W&OD railroad sites.  There will also be stops at cemeteries, log cabins, historic springs and old mills, among others. The tour will start at the Clarendon Metro Station at 9:00 a.m. and end at the Ballston Metro Station around 7:00 p.m. The cost is a mere $2.00. Contact organizer Bernie Berne at (703) 243-0179 or bhberne [at] yahoo.com for more information.

Also on Saturday, Shirlington Village is holding its second annual “Wags ‘N’ Whiskers” pet event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See our previous article on the event for more information.

Finally, on Sunday, expect a large crowd at Pentagon City’s Fire Station No. 5 for a public ceremony where Arlington County will formally accept a gift of World Trade Center steel from New York City. Representatives of New York’s Fire Department and 500 motorcyclists will be escorting the steel from Brooklyn to Arlington. Between the escort, the middle school choir coming up from Georgia for the event, and spillover from the aforementioned Restoring Honor rally, we expect this to be a very well-attended event. It will take place at 11:00 Sunday morning at 1750 S. Hayes Street. If you have to drive, we recommend parking at the Pentagon City mall garage.

Flickr pool photo by Christaki.

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  • Modwop

    Just wondering if the walking tour of historic central Arlington also includes a wormhole? Is there an update to the estimated end time?

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      Good call. That should be 7:00 p.m.

  • yellowliner

    So it’s a 10-hour walk? Uh, no thanks.

    Is there an hourly schedule of legs or something? Very weird.

  • JosephRicks

    I’m sure you’re not obligated to stay for the whole tour…It’s only $2, so you really have nothing to complain about. I’m sure for you cheapskates, you can just show up and tag along for the portions your lazy self only cares to tour.

  • charlie

    If I have $4 dollars to spend do I pay $2.00 to park my car at 3033 DHS and then $2.00 to go on a 10 hour hike of Arlington. Or do i cruise around Clarendon, park my car on Barton Street and go into Velocity and use the $4.00 to have a happy hour drink from 5-7….

  • Katie

    Still confused about the time.

  • Sophia

    I wished I know about this sooner so I can in on that walk. Sounds like great exercise.

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