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VCE Master Gardeners at Arlington County Fair

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

VCE Master Gardeners at Arlington County Fair, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. S., Arlington, Va. 22204. VCE Master Gardeners will be presiding over the competitive exhibit Flower Show and the competitive exhibit Vegetable/Fruit/Herb Show. They will also be at the VCE booth conducting a plant clinic and talking about vegetable production, soil testing, and composting. Check http://arlingtoncountyfair.us for hours of operation.

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VCE Master Gardeners at Arlington County Fair

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

VCE Master Gardeners at Arlington County Fair, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. S., Arlington, Va. 22204. VCE Master Gardeners will be presiding over the competitive exhibit Flower Show and the competitive exhibit Vegetable/Fruit/Herb Show. They will also be at the VCE booth conducting a plant clinic and talking about vegetable production, soil testing, and composting. Check http://arlingtoncountyfair.us for hours of operation.

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VCE Master Gardeners at Arlington County Fair

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

VCE Master Gardeners at Arlington County Fair, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. S., Arlington, Va. 22204. VCE Master Gardeners will be presiding over the competitive exhibit Flower Show and the competitive exhibit Vegetable/Fruit/Herb Show. They will also be at the VCE booth conducting a plant clinic and talking about vegetable production, soil testing, and composting. Check http://arlingtoncountyfair.us for hours of operation.

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Free Fall Vegetable Gardening Class

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

Fall Vegetable Gardening, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Come and learn all you need to know to keep your garden growing during the fall and winter months. The session will cover what to plant, how to plant and manage fall crops as well as offering tips on handling pest and disease issues. Free. Advance registration is requested. To register, call 703-228-6414 or e-mail mgarlalex@gmail.com.

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Free “Composting for Home Gardeners” Class

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

Composting for Home Gardeners, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford St., Arlington. VCE Master Gardeners will present basic instructions and information on how to start composting at home, what to put in a compost pile, how to maintain it so the materials break down properly, and how to make good use of finished compost. Free. Advance registration is requested. To register, call 703-228-6414 or e-mail mgarlalex@gmail.com.

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Barre & Body Image

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

Registration page:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barre-body-image-fundraiser-tickets-12290977645

Saturday, August 23 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Join nonprofit Rock Recovery and Equinox for a 60 minute Barre Burn class and post-event reception complete with mimosas, snacks and a 15 minute talk on tips for building healthy body image.
All proceeds support Rock Recovery’s mission of supporting the journey to freedom from disordered eating through individual recovery and community empowerment programs.

Details:

Barre burn is a full-body workout that utilizes ballet movements, intelligent isometrics, changes in rhythm, range of motion & progressive core training. All levels welcome!

Register before August 15th for the $15 early bird rate. Prices increase to $20 on August 15th.

Contact christie@rockrecoveryed.org with questions or visit www.rockrecoveryed.orgfor more information.

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Focus Gallery: “Making Their Mark: Art Brut” and in the Main Gallery: August Members Show

by MN | July 28, 2014 at 10:09 am | No Comments

Dates: July 28 – August 23, 2014

Arlington, VA – In the Focus Gallery during August, Gallery Underground presents “Making Their Mark: Art Brut” in partnership with Purple Art, an art therapy program that works with the unique cultures both of individuals with disabilities, and of military members and their families. Translated as “raw art,” Art Brut describes artwork created without the influence of classical art or culture. These artists lack formal training and live outside the cultural mainstream, creating what is also known as “Outsider Art.” It may be considered creative expression in the purest and most primal form.

Gallery Underground also features a new exhibit of members’ work in the Main Gallery,
including sculpture, glass, ceramics, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media.

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Arlington’s Brewery and Cherry Smash Exhibit Reception

by MN | July 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm | No Comments

Summer is well underway, and generations of Arlingtonians have beat the heat with cold beer. To commemorate a forgotten and vital part of our past, the Arlington Historical Society has opened a new exhibit, “Arlington’s Brewery and Cherry Smash.”

To introduce the new exhibit, AHS will host a public reception on Friday, August 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School. Attendees can meet museum director and exhibit curator, Dr. Mark Benbow, as well as fellow AHS board member Garrett Peck. The museum will have on hand copies of Peck’s latest book, Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C., for sale and signature. The exhibit – and the book – document Arlington’s long history with brewing.

From 1895 until 1917, Arlington had its own brewery making beer for thirsty residents. Built on the banks of the Potomac River where the Key Bridge Marriott now stands in Rosslyn, the brewery was originally named the Consumers Brewing Company, then was renamed the Arlington Brewing Company in 1902.

Despite crusading Commonwealth Attorney Crandal Mackey, who led raids to shut down the brothels and Sunday saloons of the then-seedy Rosslyn neighborhood, the brewery continued to operate and even managed to survive several fires.

Prohibition ended the brewing business after Virginia went dry in November 1916, and Congress outlawed alcohol in Washington, D.C. the following year. The Arlington Brewery closed – but the complex found a new purpose. An entrepreneur, John Fowler, bought the facility in 1920 to make Cherry Smash soda. The fruit-flavored soft drink was popular throughout the Washington region.

After Prohibition ended in 1933, Fowler attempted to reopen the brewery, but the proposed Dixie Brewing Company never went into operation. The building was torn down in 1958 to make room for the new hotel.

Included in the exhibit are original bottles and bricks from the brewery, artifacts from the anti-alcohol temperance movement, as well as colorful advertisements, postcards and other items from the Cherry Smash company, many of which were donated by a descendent of Mr. Fowler. These include a rare oil painting of a young woman drinking Cherry Smash, which was used for the company’s ads in early 1900s.

The exhibit is on display from July 19 through November 30, 2014 at the Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School. The museum is at 1805 South Arlington Ridge Road, and is open from 1:00-4:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

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Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest

by MN | July 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm | No Comments

Who will be named Master of the Axe (or Mistress of the Axe) at the Fourth Annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest held at the American Legion Post 130, 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, Virginia on Saturday, August 2?

Contestants will throw tomahawk-sized axes at targets made of poplar wood, accumulating points and vying for rankings and prizes. Not only will the winner receive the august title of Master or Mistress of the Axe, but will also receive an SOG Tactical Tomahawk in recognition of skill. Medals will be awarded to the winner as well as the second and third place contestants. All contestants will be awarded an axe-throwing ranking based on the official Lizzie Borden tournament rules, similar to other sports rankings. Contestants will also receive a 16-ounce pint glass with the official Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing logo.

Veterans understand the importance of safety and Legion organizers will provide instruction and practice on proper throwing technique and, of course, safety, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. At 11 a.m. the competition starts.

At 4 p.m., the axe-throwing lanes close for the day and the post-contest celebration starts. Post 130 will have Heavy Seas craft beer on tap and Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing pint glasses for sale. There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing and a raffle drawing for another SOG Tactical Tomahawk. Still interested in competition? There will be a horseshoe throwing tournament after the contest as well as beanbag toss and billiards during the contest.

If you are a veteran and have considered joining the American Legion, this is a great time to join. Post 130 will sign up veterans at a discounted rate when the veteran presents a copy of his or her DD-214, Virginia veterans’ identification, or current military identification.

The cost of competition is $15 for early bird registration (until July 25), $20 for regular registration, $60 for a group registration of 5 contestants, and free for spectators. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lizzie-borden-axe-throwing-contest-tickets-11685089417. Spectators can attend for free but Post 130 asks requests that they RSVP via Eventbrite. Rules and other information are posted on the Legion’s website, http://post130.org. The competition is open to individuals 18 years of age and older.

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Creativity Day at Barston’s Child’s Play

by MN | July 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm | No Comments

As a part of their U.S. Creativity Movement, Creativity for Kids and Faber-Castell will be hosting a special Creativity Can event at Barston’s Child’s Play on July 26, 2014. The Creativity Can™, a small container of simple, colorful materials like pipe cleaners, googly eyes and yarn, encourages people of all ages to imagine and invent while engaging in a brain-activating, hands-on activity and illustrate the power of creativity. Just bring your imagination and your creativity and let (toy store name) provide the rest!

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US Army Band’s Overture 1812 Concert

by MN | July 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm | No Comments

Each year The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” performs its big summer concert that concludes with Tchaikovsky’s spirited “Overture 1812″ complete with the cannons of The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery. A favorite among Northern Virginians, the annual must-see musical extravaganza offers an enjoyable musical program of traditional band music with vocal highlights and Herald Trumpet fanfare. The concert features classical, popular and patriotic music for audiences of all ages.

The concert ends in grand fashion thanks to the Presidential Salute Battery, equipped with four three-inch, 5,775-pound, World War II vintage anti-tank guns, will fire 75mm blank shells with one-and-a-half pounds of gunpowder. A total of 23 shots will be fired, including the final volley from all four cannons.

“Overture 1812″ was composed for the 1880 Kremlin Square celebration honoring the Russian victory over the French Napoleon Bonaparte in 1812. Today the overture is revered among concert goers–from its playful, mocking themes from the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, to the powerful finale with ringing church bells and booming cannons proclaiming victory!

This FREE performance will be held on Summerall Field, on historic Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. No tickets are required for this event. Gaining access to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is easy: present a valid photo ID at the Hatfield Gate located on Washington Blvd (Rt. 27) and Second Street. If you do not have a DoD ID, your vehicle will be searched upon entry. Also, IDs will be checked for walk-on patrons. Come early and bring a blanket/lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds as The U.S. Army Band and the Presidential Salute Battery light up the night (alcoholic beverages are not permitted).

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U.S. Twilight Tattoo

by MN | July 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm | No Comments

Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long live military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.

Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m., with pre-ceremony pageantry starting at 6:45 p.m. Performances from July 9 through Aug. 20, will be located on Whipple Field, located on Jackson Avenue on the installation. These performances are FREE and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lawn seating is available, so consider bringing lawn chair or blanket for comfort. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at (202) 685-2888 or visit www.twilight.mdw.army.mil

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U.S. Twilight Tattoo

by MN | July 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm | No Comments

Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long live military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.

Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m., with pre-ceremony pageantry starting at 6:45 p.m. Performances from July 9 through Aug. 20, will be located on Whipple Field, located on Jackson Avenue on the installation. These performances are FREE and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lawn seating is available, so consider bringing lawn chair or blanket for comfort. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at (202) 685-2888 or visit www.twilight.mdw.army.mil

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U.S. Twilight Tattoo

by MN | July 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm | No Comments

Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long live military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.

Twilight Tattoo performances begin at 7 p.m., with pre-ceremony pageantry starting at 6:45 p.m. Performances from July 9 through Aug. 20, will be located on Whipple Field, located on Jackson Avenue on the installation. These performances are FREE and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lawn seating is available, so consider bringing lawn chair or blanket for comfort. For more information on group reservations, contact the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at (202) 685-2888 or visit www.twilight.mdw.army.mil

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Small Business Roundtable

by MN | July 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm | No Comments

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Small Business Roundtable offers an important educational opportunity to smaller businesses. The roundtable discussion, facilitated by Jim Whelan, expert strategic planner with the ProActive Corporation of America, allows business people to learn from their peers and knowledgeable experts for free! The roundtable is free but space is limited and registration is requested. The topic of discussion changes monthly, allowing attendees to learn how to enhance their business and increase their success in a different way each month.

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