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by Ethan Rothstein — January 20, 2015 at 9:00 am 304 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Sen. Tim Kaine (D) (courtesy photo)Sen. Tim Kaine’s Staff at Library
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

A member of Sen. Tim Kaine’s staff will be on hand to answer constituent questions, concerns and give assistance. The session is free and open to the public.

Encouraging Young Women to be Active in Politics
Patrick Henry Elementary School library (701 S. Highland Street)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Susan Welford of the Running Start organization speaks about why more young women don’t seek public office, and the ways society can help more women become civically active sooner. The event is free.

Thursday

cheryl-rtrResolve to Run for Arlington Thrive*
Pete’s New Haven Apizza (3017 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Arlington Thrive hosts this training regimen to get runners in shape to run a 5K, 10-mile or half-marathon race. This happy hour is free, with drink specials, to help those interested get questions answered.

Diamonds and Dessert*
Crystal City Shops (1625 Crystal Square Arcade)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Junior League of Washington hosts a night of “sips, sweets and sparkles.” A $25 ticket buys nibbles and a ticket into a diamond drawing.

Saturday

Rosebud_EventRosebud Video and Film Festival
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12:30-5:30 p.m.

This film festival pulls films only from D.C., Virginia and Maryland filmmakers, and gives cash prizes. Tickets are $10.

Sunday

settlersStrategy Gaming at the Library
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

A free evening of strategy-based board games like Settlers of Catan, Risk and Dominion. The night is free and knowledge of strategy games is not required.

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by ARLnow.com — January 14, 2015 at 11:15 am 1,128 0

DC Tattoo Expo logoA large tattoo expo is coming to Crystal City this weekend.

The D.C. Tattoo Arts Expo is being held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway) from Thursday night to Sunday night.

Organizers say the expo is “back, bigger and better than ever.”

“We will again have over 160 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC Metro area,” according to the expo website. “We have more vendors, more clothing, more tattoos, more craziness and more fun than ever before.”

Attracting tattoo artists and enthusiasts, the event features live tattooing and body piercing. There are discounts for active duty military members and children under 12 get in free with a paying adult.

by ARLnow.com — January 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm 1,556 0

arlnow-5th-anniv-2Believe it or not, ARLnow.com is turning five years old.

Launched on a Friday, on the eve of a snowy Saturday and a week before Snowmageddon, ARLnow.com has been published continuously ever since. During that time it has gone from being an informal local news blog based out of a Crystal City apartment to a professional news publication with full-time employees and an actual office.

By the time we officially turn five, two weeks from now, we’ll have published more than 10,000 articles, including on-the-ground breaking news reporting, big local scoops that became national stories, and plenty articles chronicling everyday life in our fair county.

To celebrate our big day, we’re inviting everybody to our anniversary bash. Our friends at the Crystal City Business Improvement District are helping to organize the event, which is being held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Disruption Corporation’s headquarters (2231 Crystal Drive) in Crystal City.

The party will feature drinks and delicious appetizers, all included in the price of admission. Tickets are $20.10, but act fast because for “early adopters” they’re just $12.90 through tomorrow night.

See you there!

by Ethan Rothstein — January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am 372 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Jan-12-GameNCAA Football Championship Watch Party
Guarapo Lounge (2039 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Watch the first ever College Football Playoff Championship game at Guarapo in Courthouse. The Oregon Ducks take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Jerseys are encouraged.

Arlington-Career-Workshop-2Career Mixer at Mad Rose
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

From the event description: “This is a great opportunity for people not only looking for their dream careers, but also for those wanting to expand their professional networks which results in an enhance long-term career growth and personal development.”

Wednesday

Aachen-Exchange-PosterGermany High School Exchange Info Session
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington and its sister “city” Aachen, Germany, are hosting an exchange program from June 20 to July 8. Those interested can apply here by Feb. 20.

Thursday

coffee_AMCoffee, Views and Disruption
Disruption Corporation (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th floor)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon

Spend a morning in Disruption Corporation talking with other entrepreneurs and tackling mutual problems and enjoying free coffee from Commonwealth Joe’s one-of-a-kind coffee keg.

Friday

The_Nine_event2Live Music: The 9 Songwriter Series
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Nine songwriters, brought together by local artist Justin Trawick, perform in rotation at the Dome Theatre in the Artisphere. Tickets are available online and are $12.

Saturday

michael-kostaLive Comedy: Michael Kosta
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (also on Friday at 10:30 p.m.)

Standup comic Michael Kosta, who has performed on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and Conan. Tickets to the former pro tennis players show are $20.

by Ethan Rothstein — January 5, 2015 at 5:00 am 534 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

BootCamp-4-2Warrior Boot Camp*
Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts (1041 S. Edgewood Street)
Time: 6:00-7:00 a.m.

Four times a week, for four weeks, you can get that “get in shape” New Year’s resolution out of the way with MMA boot camp. Register here for the $239 program.

Thursday

Hollywood-on-the-PotomacHollywood on the Potomac
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Rowley G127)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Arlington TV executive producer Rob Farr talks about the history of films being shot in Arlington, including “The West Wing” assassination scene shot in Arlington. Free for all.

SteveRileyMamouPlayboysevent1Live Music: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

“Hailed by critics as one of the best Cajun music acts in history,” Steve Riley and his three-time Grammy-nominated band grace the Artisphere stage. Tickets are $15.

Friday

January-2015Art Show: The Wonder of Winter
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

“Local artists explore different facets of beauty in the winter season-winter light, winter activities, and special effects created by cold weather.” The show runs until Jan. 31.

Sunday

Chewy-ProfileChewy the Camel
Church of the Covenant (2666 Military Road)
Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

The camel makes its annual visit to the Church of the Covenant. Join the congregation in “songs of Joy welcoming the three kings.” Hot cider and cookies also provided.

Arlington-Phil-PhotoLive Music: Arlington Philharmonic
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Arlington Phil’s first concert of the year features Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony and oloist Sara Daneshpour performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Tickets are free, but donation is encouraged.

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by Ethan Rothstein — December 29, 2014 at 10:45 am 609 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

Black Muddy River BandLive Music: Black Muddy River Band
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Acoustic Grateful Dead cover band the Black Muddy River Band takes the stage at IOTA, following an opening performance by The Outpatients. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Wednesday

Masquarade-Party-FlyerOptimizeMADsquerade Party*
Mad Rose Tavern (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Thursday

Mad Rose is hosting a masquerade party and making tables available for New Year’s Eve. Reservations start at $300. Email info@madrosetavern.com to reserve.

Clarendon BallroomClarendon Ballroom New Year’s Eve
Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.-close

The two-level ballroom is hosting its annual New Year’s Bash. Tickets cover a buffet and four drink tickets, and will increase in price before the holiday arrives.

Thursday

County Board New Year’s Meeting
County Board Room (2100 Clarendon Blvd, third floor)
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Watch incoming Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes give her agenda-setting address, and stay for a reception with the Board and government officials.

Friday

Carlos MenciaLive Comedy: Carlos Mencia
Arlignton Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

For $30, at one of six shows he will play from Thursday to Saturday patrons can see the standup and former star of Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia.”

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by Ethan Rothstein — December 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

It's a Wonderful NightIt’s a Wonderful Night
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:00 p.m. (also at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday)

The Drafthouse hosts two nights of its Christmas celebration, screening “It’s a Wonderful Life” for $6.50, with half of proceeds going to the Patrick Henry ES PTA. Free movie tickets to those in Christmas costumes.

Friday

Beauty and the BeastLive Theater: Beauty and the Beast
Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell Street)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Synetic’s unique motion-based performances are staying in town for the holidays, with four shows of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s. Tickets start at $20.

Lauren Calve band (photo via Facebook)Live Music: Lauren Calve Band
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:30 p.m.

D.C.-based singer-songwriter Lauren Calve and her band perform, with opening acts the Jenny Leigh Band and the Lara Supan Band. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Saturday

Harry Potter posterHarry Potter film series showing
Shirlington Brach Library (4200 Campbell Ave.)
Time: 2:00 p.m.

The Shirlington library will show all eight Harry Potter movies in 10 days, starting with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Saturday. All movie times at the event page.

Garden State RadioLive Music: Garden State Radio
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland Street)
Time: 9:30 p.m.

Garden State Radio is a band that prides itself on a full, interactive experience, with lasers throughout the audience, an HD screen showing fans during the concert and more. $5 cover.

by Ethan Rothstein — December 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm 0

Teck Cocktail holiday party posterDisruption Corporation in Crystal City (2231 Crystal Drive, 10th floor) is hosting the annual Tech Cocktail holiday party and all-star award ceremony tomorrow night.

The party will start at 6:00 p.m., end at 8:30 and costs $25 to attend ($35.99 if the guest wants a copy of Startup Mixology by Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber). All guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Hundreds from the D.C. startup scene are expected to be in attendance, and awaiting the announcement of the annual awards. Winners will be named in the following categories:

  • Best Design (Product)
  • Best Bootstrapped
  • Most Innovative Product
  • Most Disruptive
  • Biggest Pivot
  • Best Company Culture
  • Most Active in Local Community
  • Most Likely to Get Acquired
  • Best Social Good Startup
  • Best Big Company with Startup Culture
  • Most Charismatic or Best Founder(s)/Leader(s)
  • Best Community Leader

Several Arlington companies — including Disruption Corporation and its founder, Paul Singh – are nominated for the awards, which are still open for voting here.

There will also be a mixology demonstration and cocktails — naturally — for the occasion. After the event concludes, the remaining guests will migrate just one floor up for a happy hour at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Photo via Teck Cocktail

by Ethan Rothstein — December 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1,564 0

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington at 4444 Arlington BlvdFor many, the holiday season is a time of happiness, family and gifts. For others, it’s also a trying time and a reminder of recent losses.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd) is holding a service this Sunday for those who experience what the church calls “the dark side of the holidays.”

“This time of year can be a stressful time for most, but it can be especially difficult for people who may have suffered a major loss or have had a major life-changing experience in the past year,” the church wrote in an email. “Even happy memories can bring pain during the holidays. And, today’s commercialization and idealized images of what our holidays should be like are standards and expectations enough to stress the most ardent among us.”

The service will be on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all, but is not appropriate for young children, the church said. The service, called “Standing Outside the Season,” will be hosted by Rev. Aaron McEmrys. Childcare will be provided.

by Ethan Rothstein — December 15, 2014 at 10:10 am 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday

Event-CalendarDefense Contractor Jobs Open House*
Crowne Plaza Hotel (1480 Crystal Drive)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Jacobs Engineering is looking for engineers and analysts for their bid on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, for engineering services.

Wednesday

airlingtonClarendon Menorah Lighting*
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Enjoy potato latkes, gelt and dreidel spinning as the Arlington-Alexandria Chabad hosts a 6-foot Menorah lighting in Clarendon. The event is free to attend and visitors will be entered to win a free Amazon Kindle.

RFL-logoUgly Sweater Party
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3207 Washington Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hosted by the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, this party will have food and prize drawing, and 10 percent of proceeds will go toward organizing Relay for Life events in the area.

Thursday

Chanukah-on-Ice-667-640x251Chanukah on Ice*
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

On the third night of Chanukah, Pentagon City hosts its annual Chanukah on Ice festival and Menorah lighting. The event is $10 in advance, $13 at the door and includes skate rental.

Saturday

Entry Circle Sign at Potomac Overlook Regional ParkChristmas Bird Count
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 7:30 a.m.-noon

Join the Potomac Overlook naturalist and walk the park trails for the annual Christmas Bird Count to help see which birds have come to Arlington for the winter. Binoculars available, but limited.

Bad-ScooterLive Music: Bad Scooter
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:00 p.m.

Police tribute band A Thousand Rainy Days opens for cover band Bad Scooter, which plays rock, funk, blues, reggae and soul music, all with a groove to dance to. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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by Ethan Rothstein — December 8, 2014 at 5:00 am 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday

ExpoCombo4Business and Community Expo
Holiday Inn Rosslyn (1900 N. Ft. Myer Drive)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hosted by The Biz Knows, the expo is $7 in advance for non-members. Featuring tips for small businesses, vendors and networking opportunities.

Thursday

No Turning Back movie flyerSkiing Movie Screening
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m. (also on Friday at 3:45 p.m.)

The Drafthouse hosts a screening of the 2014 ski movie, “No Turning Back.” Free lift ticket to Canaan Valley ski resort in West Virginia with purchase.

Friday

Frigga_MistletoeLive Opera: Frigga & the Mistletoe
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This one act opera incorporates “stories from several world traditions that include themes of wonder, fear and light.” The show is free.

Saturday

CPRO_nutcrackerArlington Holiday Bazaar*
Arlington Career Center (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

There will be pizza provided by RedRocks, more than 40 vendors, singers from the Wakefield High School choir and manicures from Career Center students.

kidscampParents’ Night Out*
Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts (1041 S. Edgewood Street)
Time: 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Pentagon MMA gives parents a chance to go shopping, have dinner and drinks while kids 4 and up are entertained with games, pizza and supervised activities. $40 for students, $45 for non-students.

Sunday

HolidayConcert2014Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Holiday concert for the National Chamber Ensemble includes children’s performances, carol sing-alongs, plus “Sleighride” and pieces by Dvorak, Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

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by Ethan Rothstein — December 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm 447 0

ModevCon logoModevCon, a conference for people interested in designing software for mobile platforms, is coming to Arlington next week.

Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd) will host hundreds of developers attending dozens of lectures, workshops and sponsors over a two-day event. The conference is described as “the East Coast’s premier mobile development event.”

Among the speakers on the ModevCon agenda are executives for Netflix, Capital One, Microsoft and Amazon. There will also be the founders of tech firms like Mobile Posse, Social Driver and Swiftype.

The schedule also includes networking events and sessions on developing for iOS and Android, design, cross-platform technology and marketing. Panels include topics like “Women in Mobile Development” and monetizing apps.

The event is still open for registration. For two full days the conference costs $595 — it’s $395 for Thursday only and $295 for Friday only. Registration is still open here.

Arlington County’s economic development office, which runs Artisphere, is listed as a platinum-level sponsor of the event.

by Ethan Rothstein — December 1, 2014 at 3:35 pm 1,601 0

Santa greets children at the Miracle on 23rd Street (photo courtesy Linden Resources)(Updated at 4:35 p.m.) December is here, and with it comes a month-long celebration of the holiday season.

There are numerous events around the county this month, from holiday markets to ice skating “winter spectaculars.”

Here’s a selection of some of the more notable events in the area:

  • Shirlie Lights Up the Village, an annual tree lighting event with live music, carriage rides and a visit from Santa Claus, will take place in Shirlington Village on Dec. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • This Friday, Dec. 5, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Miracle on 23rd Street is back for another year. At the Linden Resources at 750 23rd Street S., Santa Claus will ride through on an Arlington County Fire Department truck, kicking off an evening of children’s activities and holiday music.
  • On Dec. 5 and 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Rosslyn Business Improvement is bringing back the Rosslyn Holiday Market for another year. More than 35 vendors with products as diverse as soaps, gourmet popcorn, metalworks and French macarons will be on hand to offer shoppers heaps of gift options. After Friday’s market closes, the BID will hold a ceremony lighting up Rosslyn’s skyline.
  • Pentagon Row is hosting “Let It Row,” a winter event at its ice rink, on Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event is free and features a DJ and a “s’mores bar.”
  • For the first time, Penrose Square on Columbia Pike is hosting its own “Winter Wonderland” event, on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. They will have their own Santa Claus available for pictures, plus carolers, hot chocolate and cookies from Giant and ornament decoration stations. The event will close with a tree lighting ceremony in the breezeway outside Giant.
  • Market Common Clarendon, at the intersection of Clarendon Blvd and N. Edgewood Street, is hosting a “Winter Wonderland,” on Saturday Dec. 13. This free event is replete with Santa Clause on a fire truck at noon, ice carvings and characters in life-size snow globes.
  • The Arlington Career Center, at 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, will host this year’s Arlington Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be pizza provided by RedRocks, more than 40 vendors, singers from the Wakefield High School choir and manicures from Career Center students.

Photo courtesy Linden Resources. Disclosure: Rosslyn BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

by Ethan Rothstein — December 1, 2014 at 10:00 am 0

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

IOTA Open Mic nightIOTA Open Mic Night
IOTA Club & Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 8:00 p.m.

IOTA’s free weekly open mic night holds its first December showcase. The event is free and signups are at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Steve Siekkenen is the night’s featured performer.

Thursday

The True Cost of Parenting
Arlington Mill Commmunity Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 11:00-11:45 a.m.

This talk, as part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s personal finance empowerment programs, aims to help parents budget and manage their expenses while raising a family.

Saturday

washington-lee-high-schoolWashington-Lee Holiday Bazaar
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

W-L hosts a holiday market with more than 70 artisans plying their wares, including jewelry, ceramics and pet goods. “Multiethnic” food will be served and student musical groups will perform throughout.

10704148_10155308819357355_7757149045370616231_n“Let it Row” Winter Spectacular
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

This free event gives participants the chance to ice skate to the music of DJ Saucee, enjoy a s’mores station and see fireworks.

Sunday

AF-2014-TreeAlternative Gift Fair*
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church (1500 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12:30-3:00 p.m.

“Fair trade and handcrafted items from artisans around the world. Jewelry, textiles, sandals, coffees & teas, home décor and more.” The event is free and a complete list of vendors can be found here.

Theres-Noel-in-RatChildren’s Book Signing*
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Arlington Public Schools teacher Mary-Hannah Klontz reads from her children’s Christmas book, “There’s Noel in Rat.” Books cost $10, and each purchase will send $5 to A-SPANand entitle purchaser to a free kid’s ice cream from Carvel.

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by Ethan Rothstein — November 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm 590 0

Turkey Trot 5K logoThe annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K returns tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., and motorists hoping for an early Thanksgiving drive should avoid Lyon Park.

The race is organized by, and starts at, Christ Church of Arlington at 3020 N. Pershing Drive. The course takes runners west on Pershing Drive, turning around on 5th Street N. before heading back west on Pershing Drive. Runners will then turn left on N. Fillmore Street and right on 9th Street N. before turning on the southbound lanes of Washington Blvd.

The course goes along Washington Blvd until runners turn right at the intersection with Arlington Blvd. They will turn right on N. Bedford Street and continue until it turns into Brookside Drive and intersects again with Washington Blvd. Runners will turn off Washington on 3rd Street, turn right on Fillmore and end at the church on Pershing.

Roads are expected to close all morning in the area. There is no word from the Arlington County Police Department if the northbound lanes of Washington Blvd will be open to either one or both directions of traffic.

Michael Wardian, Arlington’s own champion distance runner, will both officiate and participate in the 5K, according to the race website.

More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate, and registration is full. Proceeds from the race will go to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center, Doorways for Women and Families and the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.

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