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by MN — October 20, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0

Dozens of world-class musicians perform during our 5th Annual Benefit Concert (no ticket required), which this year benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. All donations will go to the Wounded Warrior Project for their work supporting veterans returning from war zones. Located within 5 minute walk from the Ballston metro station, this convenient venue also offers free parking.

This free event features such artists as The Commonwealth Brass Quintet, concert pianists Frank Conlon and David Kosutic, Geoff Gallante (trumpet), cellist Kenneth Law, Shana and Joshua Sullivan (from the Navy Band Cruisers), Ensemble from the Washington Balalaika Society, Elizabeth Campeau (clarinet), members of the Army Chorus, Washington Cathedral organist Todd Fickley, Susan Kavinski (soprano, Navy Sea Chanters), Irvin Peterson (saxophone), Joseph Lovinsky (French horn), The Arlington Children’s Chorus, Shu-Chen Cuff (dancer), Jazz Ensemble Designer Sounds, and many excellent singers!

Come enjoy a night of phenomenal music and dance talent to support the Wounded Warrior Project!

by MN — October 17, 2014 at 11:35 am 0

Join us at the park for a grand Halloween party, including live music, food, games, arts and crafts, storytelling, and guided hikes through the woods. People of all ages are welcome! Fun for the whole family! Cost is $10 per participant over the age of 4. Advanced reservations and payment required. Please call 703-528-5406 for reservations.

by MN — October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

WHO: All guests welcome to attend
WHAT: CACI Ballston Toastmasters Open House
WHEN: October 22, 2014 (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
WHERE: CACI International, Inc.
(Delaware Conference Room – 1st Floor)
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA)

PARKING:
$5 flat fee after 5:00 PM
Underground lot

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our club membership is 23 strong. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by participating at meetings (Wednesdays evenings) twice a month by:
- giving prepared speeches
- performing leadership/meeting roles
- participating as a Table Topics ™ speaker (i.e. – impromptu speaking, or ad-libbing)
- and providing evaluations/feedback for other members

AGENDA:
- Welcome/Introductions
- Meeting Overview
- Inspirational Speech
- Table Topics ™
- Humorous Speech
- Evaluations
- Club Photo

For more information on our club or this event, please contact CACI-Ballston-EC@googlegroups.com

by MN — October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

Join Delegate Alfonso Lopez – leading advocate for the Virginia DREAM Act and New Americans in the Virginia General Assembly – and special guest of honor, Attorney General Mark Herring to celebrate his actions to establish tuition equity for DACA students.

by MN — October 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

The Arlington Historical Society (AHS) will host the filmmakers and photographers behind the Columbia Pike Documentary Project at its next public program on Thursday, November 13.

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project (CPDP) is a team of photographers and interviewers who have portrayed the contemporary life of people and sites along the exceptionally ethnically diverse and rapidly changing Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington. Columbia Pike is one of the most culturally mixed neighborhoods in the Washington, DC metro area.

Five photographers – Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Xang Mimi Ho, Aleksandra Lagkueva, and Paula Endo – have been collaborating on the visual materials since 2007.

The team has made thousands of powerful documentary photographs of the faces and places along the Pike, and has compiled a number of oral histories. The photographs are available for viewing on the project’s blog: www.pikedoc.org. Arlington Video Network (AVN) produced an Emmy-nominated video about CPDP, which is viewable online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rEDZeb3FY

The hour-long program will begin at 7:00pm at Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street). A question-and-answer session will follow. The program is free and open to the public. For additional Central Library information, please contact 703-228-5990.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Join us on Saturday, December 6th from 5PM – 8PM for our 2nd Annual Winter Spectacular at Pentagon Row, “Let it Row!”

Enjoy an evening of ice skating, complimented with amazing entertainment, DJ Saucee, giveaways, a s’mores station, fireworks, and MORE!

Admission is free.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Mount Olivet UMC will be having a special “Blessing of the Animals” service October 19th at 3:00 pm on the “green” outside of the church. There will be food (both for humans and animals), music, and a time of blessing and prayer over each animal.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

RazorX2, a Northern Virginia government contractor, announced this week that they will host Rock Out for Vets. A benefit concert that aims to show gratitude for our local veterans at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7 PM. Tickets are $50 and available at jamminjava.com. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres are included in the ticket price from 7-10 PM. Gross proceeds will go to John Lyon VFW Post 3150.

United States veterans have made remarkable sacrifices to afford the rest of us our freedoms. RazorX2 feels a responsibility to support and honor those who have sacrificed for us when they return home. John Lyon VFW Post 3150 is a place for veterans of Arlington County, Virginia and the surrounding communities to call home. It offers them a place to meet other veterans, to contribute to the community, to honor each other through volunteerism, and to just unwind.

The Post residence is a nearly 100 year old building and is in great need of repair. The money raised will go primarily to the Post’s building fund. The top priority of this fund is to replace the building’s warping roof. The funds will also be used to support fallen veterans’ families and veterans who are out of work or under financial strain.

RazorX2 offers returning veterans an opportunity for reemployment. Currently, 21% of its employees are veterans. Sgt. Michael McCartney, a system integrator for RazorX2 and 2013/2014 Commander of the Post, inspired the company to get involved with the VFW. RazorX2′s president, Julie Pak, states “We witnessed his volunteerism, dedication, and patriotic values firsthand and knew we wanted to be a part of the wonderful example he set before us.” The company promises a night of gratitude, awareness, and most importantly fun! It’s the perfect way to celebrate and honor our veterans, on Veteran’s Day!

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, will host a special Twilight Tattoo program to recognize four Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army.
Gen. Odierno will recognize Mr. Tom Donahue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Ms. Suni Harford, Citi Group; Mr. Tom Werner, Red Sox Foundation; and Mr. Bob Woodruff, The Bob Woodruff Foundation, with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, the third-highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian.
Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long live military pageant that features Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) units – The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team; Soldier-musicians from The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The United States Army Chorus and The U.S. Army Band Downrange.
This event is FREE and open to the general public.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, will host a special Twilight Tattoo program to recognize four Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army.
Gen. Odierno will recognize Mr. Tom Donahue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Ms. Suni Harford, Citi Group; Mr. Tom Werner, Red Sox Foundation; and Mr. Bob Woodruff, The Bob Woodruff Foundation, with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, the third-highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian.
Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long live military pageant that features Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) units – The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team; Soldier-musicians from The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The United States Army Chorus and The U.S. Army Band Downrange.
This event is FREE and open to the general public.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Ghosts at Potomac Overlook?? For real?? Join us as we tour the park to explore the history of the park and the people who lived here over the past centuries. Recommended for visitors 8 years old and older. Meet at the Nature Center. Dress for the weather and please wear sturdy walking shoes. Reservations requested.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

Be very afraid. The wildly popular–read terrifying–Halloween Trail of Terror has returned.
All are invited to enter the Douglas Park Halloween Trail of Terror, home of the undead, the doomed, and dear unfortunates. Should you dare enter, bring canned goods and nonperishables to donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Family members and loved ones may donated as well. A somewhat less frightening “Children’s Area” will be available to younger goblins, those who are not yet ready to meet their doom.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

We will hold a typical Toastmasters meeting. We expect about 10-12 people to attend. We will start with introductions. Then, a couple of people will give prepared presentations. This will be followed by “Table Topics”, where we all practice our impromptu speaking — speaking off the cuff — skills. Finally, we receive feedback.

Guests can come and observe; participation is optional, other than telling us your name at the beginning. We will have guest packets. Do try to come 15 minutes early — parking can be difficult and you may have to park on the street a block or two away from the meeting place.

I hope to see you all on Sunday.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

We will hold a typical Toastmasters meeting. We expect about 10-12 people to attend. We will start with introductions. Then, a couple of people will give prepared presentations. This will be followed by “Table Topics”, where we all practice our impromptu speaking — speaking off the cuff — skills. Finally, we receive feedback.

Guests can come and observe; participation is optional, other than telling us your name at the beginning. We will have guest packets. Do try to come 15 minutes early — parking can be difficult and you may have to park on the street a block or two away from the meeting place.

I hope to see you all on Sunday.

by MN — October 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm 0

We will hold a typical Toastmasters meeting. We expect about 10-12 people to attend. We will start with introductions. Then, a couple of people will give prepared presentations. This will be followed by “Table Topics”, where we all practice our impromptu speaking — speaking off the cuff — skills. Finally, we receive feedback.

Guests can come and observe; participation is optional, other than telling us your name at the beginning. We will have guest packets. Do try to come 15 minutes early — parking can be difficult and you may have to park on the street a block or two away from the meeting place.

I hope to see you all on Sunday.

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