The retail industry is experiencing dramatic change. Its transformation has had a significant impact on “bricks and mortar” development. Fewer tenants are available to fill vacancies and new strategies must be applied in order to generate “sustainable” retail and successful main streets and shopping environments. Learn about these market trends, what is important to the new shopping demographic, and what today’s retailers demand in commercial space design. 2.0 CM (AICP)
As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 War on Poverty, there is still a lively debate on how much government has accomplished. Poverty rates remain high, and the gap between the rich and poor has widened. Poverty, income inequality and economic fairness are social issues gaining increased attention.
Join the discussion as our panel explores which anti-poverty programs have worked and which have not. What are the poor in our community really facing daily? What innovative new policies show signs of success? What are the relative strengths of market, governmental and non-profit sector solutions? Is ideology and partisanship standing in the way of practical, common-sense, middle ground policies?
Real Life Perspective
Charles Meng, Arlington Food Assistance Center
Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, Center for Study of Public Choice – George Mason University
Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post Columnist & Robinson Professor, Public & International Affairs – George Mason Universitty
Wanda Pierce, Executive Director, Arlington Community Foundation
Reihan Salam, Sr. Fellow, R Street Institute
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress (Invited)
2014 Hospice Plant Sale:
Subject: 30th Annual Hospice Plant Sale
Capital Caring (formerly Capital Hospice)
Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center
4715 North 15th Street (between George Mason and Glebe Road)
Arlington, VA 22205
Saturday, May 3
10 am – 2 pm
Rain date: Sunday May 4, 10 am – 2 pm
Sale items include reasonably priced native plants, herbs, perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, bulbs, ground cover, and gardening items. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. 100% of the proceeds go to the Capital Hospice Landscape fund, which provides for maintenance of the grounds and gardens at the Capital Caring Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center. Capital Caring is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization serving Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. For additional information about the plant sale, call Diane at (703) 820-1311.
The mission of Capital Caring is to improve care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and public advocacy.
Date: Sunday April 20
Location: James Hunter Park (next to the new dog park) 1230 North Hartford Street
Parking: Free parking is available in Colonial Parking at 1209 Highland Street (get a validation sticker at the event)
The Clarendon Easter Egg Hunt is a family-friendly, fun-filled dash open to all children ages 2-10 (although we’re not carding).
This event is sponsored by the Church at Clarendon. For more information contact Stephen Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come celebrate Easter with Portico Church Arlington from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at H-B Woodlawn Secondary School (4100 N. Vacation Lane). Everyone and anyone is welcome to join us for this special time of celebration.
Childcare will be provided for children from six weeks old through fifth grade.
Come and enjoy food and fun for the whole family. Serving pancakes, sausage, orange juice, applesauce, coffee, tea, cocoa, milk. Featuring Antique Cars, Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Raffle items, a visit from the DC United Soccer Team mascot, and the first opportunity to order your Kiwanis Blueberries. Proceeds benefit ELIMINATE, a Project of Kiwanis International to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Admission: Adults – $8.00; Children (5-10 years) – $4.00; Under 5 Free with paying adult.
RedRocks is pleased to host the regional representatives from Yards Brewery as part of our BeerTenders series. At the forefront of Philly’s craft beer movement since the mid-1990s, Yards boasts a great roster of signature ales and produces a number of seasonal ales, including a Revolution series inspired by the Founding Fathers. They will be taking over three of our tap lines offering some of their popular beers: Yards Brawler, Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, and Yards IPA. Free validated parking.
Join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for its monthly networking reception. This is one of our most popular events that enables you to network local businesses and individuals throughout the Arlington community ranging from nonprofit, small business, consulting, and much more. If you want to meet new people who can help your business grow, this is the place for it!
Business After Business allows you the opportunity to meet and mingle both current and prospective members while enjoying beer, wine, soft drinks and food–all included with your registration–at a member hosted venue.
To register or learn more, please visit our website at arlingtonchamber.org/events or call our office at 703-525-2400.
The Chamber’s monthly Small Business Roundtable offers an important educational opportunity to smaller businesses. The Roundtable focuses on a different topic each month, allowing attendees to learn how to enhance their business and increase their success amongst small group of peers and knowledgeable experts. It is facilitated by Jim Whelan, an expert strategic planner with the ProActive Smart Business Thinking, LLC.
This is a free event; however, registration is required. Please register by visiting our website arlingtonchamber.org/events or by calling 703-525-2400. Registration deadline is noon the day before the event.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner for the fourth time with Citslinc International to offer our members, and the community, a unique opportunity to travel to China with fellow business colleagues and community members.
From October 15-23, you will visit memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and enjoy a multitude of unforgettable experiences. On this 10 day, ALL INCLUSIVE trip, you can travel as a business professional, a regular tourist, or a little bit of both.
Prices start at $2,299 and include:
Roundtrip international airfare
Chinese domestic airfare
5 and 4 star hotel accommodations
Deluxe tour bus
English-speaking tour guide in each city
3 meals each day
Fees for all tour attractions on the itinerary
Although this is a free event, registration is required. Please contact email@example.com or visit www.arlingtonchamber.org/events for more information.
The Marymount University Blue Harmony Show Choir will present Spring into Happy on Sunday, April 27. The concert and reception to follow are open to the public. There is no admission fee.
For more information, contact the Office of Campus Programs and Leadership Development at
(703) 284-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Featuring Psycho Killers, Talking Heads tribute band. A “once in a lifetime” show at one of the areas best venues!. Stop Making Sense was a groundbreaking film and stands up as one of the best, if not the best, live concert movies of all time (No offense to The Last Waltz). This will be a very special show with lots of surprises highlighted by some special video presentations by Devon Bryant, visual artist from EOTO, and Stop Making Sense set list! Opening DJ set by SOOHAN spinning 80s/Talking Heads inspired music.
Come to our MAMIL-free zone this Wednesday, 6:30-9p, when All the Cycle Ladies at Phoenix Bikes presents:
How to become a Super Bike Commuter!
Guest instructor Taylor Kuyk-White, from Neighborhood Bike Works in Philadelphia, will DIVULGE all the stuff you used to have to figure out yourself, like:
- Tips and Gear for staying warm and dry
- Best Practices for Carrying all your stuff
- Theft Proofin’ your rig
- Tools to have with you at all times
- Make on the road repairs and assessments
- Navigating traffic and staying visible
-And how to do it all with style!
The event is FREE. Phoenix Bikes is in Arlington’s Barcroft Park, next to the basketball court.
The used book sale will include used books, CDs, Audio Books, and Videos (DVDs). Our café will be serving breakfast and lunch, along with a bake sale full of tasty treats. Our plant and mulch sale will feature a variety of bedding plants and perennials as well as bagged mulch.
The proceeds from the sales go to support Walker Chapel’s local and global benevolences. Thank you for your support!
Help us raise money for our Scholarship Fund by joining us for Chinese food followed by Majhong.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30 – 9:00, Mahjong starts at 9:00.
China Garden Restaurant in Rosslyn. $50.00 per person.
Free Parking with validated ticket; entrance on Wilson Blvd
Benefits the Arlington Rotary Club’s Scholarship Fund – we give an $8,000.00 Scholarship each year!
6:30pm Reception & Silent Auction
8:00 pm Guest Speaker – Dave Foster, former Chair of Arlington School Board and former President, VA Board of Education