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by MN — December 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm 0

Climb all night, watch movies, play games, hang-out. Venture Crew 2473 (the co-ed chapter of the Boy Scouts), invites you to start the new year with a high-adventure activity. Food–pizza, snacks, drinks, fruit, hot chocolate– is provided all night long followed by breakfast in the morning. This event is open to youth 14-21. Deadline to register is December 30. Cost is $50 per person for climbers; $20 for non-climbers.

by MN — December 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm 0

Join us for our next career mixer at Mad Rose Tavern on January 12, 2015 from 6pm-9pm

Career Mixers are monthly events designed to cultivate relationships between professionals and hiring companies by building new connections in a casual social setting. Unlike traditional job fairs, we promote and build connections without the need to hand out resumes.

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.

www.careermixers.com

by MN — December 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

Nancy Van Doren was elected to the Arlington School Board on November 4. She will be sworn in on December 16, 2014, at the School Board offices on Quincy Street at 4:30 p.m. There will be a reception following a brief ceremony.

by MN — December 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

Welcome to an irreverent and hysterical holiday celebration! From the creator of “The Wonder Bread Years” and a writer for “Seinfeld” comes a one-woman, cable-access holiday special. Enter the colorful world of Earlene Hoople as she entertains with participatory bell ringing, cookie baking, a family slide show, some outrageous advice for surviving the holidays with relatives… and a whole lot more.

by MN — December 10, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

Come visit Santa during his only visit to Potomac Overlook this year! Take photos and make family memories! Light refreshments will be available. Reservations required. A donation of $5 per Santa visitor is requested and appreciated.

by MN — December 10, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

Join the park’s naturalist staff in a great citizen science project — the annual Christmas Bird Count. Come walk all the trails of the park to survey what birds are hunkering down for the winter at Potomac Overlook! Meet in the picnic shelter at the parking lot. Some binoculars will be available, but feel free to bring your own! Call 703-528-5406 for more information.

by MN — December 10, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

Join us on Winter Solstice Eve to learn the secrets of how many of our local animals prepare for and survive the winter. We will explore birds, mammals and many other critters native to the park. Please call 703-528-5406 for reservations.

by MN — December 10, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

The Nature Conservancy in Africa is hosting a fun (and free) event to help ELEPHANTS next week. The event is happening in Old Town and I am working to help get the word out… any chance ARLNow could tweet about the event or perhaps put a shout out about it on the web?

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Here are the details:

http://nature.ly/1ynhtR2

The Nature Conservancy’s Africa Program invites you to a White Elephant Party. There’s no need to bring a gift to swap. Instead, we want your creativity to help increase support for our work to protect elephants and other wildlife, as well as people, in Africa.

EVENT DETAILS

When: Wednesday, December 17, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Red Barn Mercantile in Old Town Alexandria, VA

What: Crafting supplies, snacks, wine and live music from DC-band Pelicans and their Allies

How: The first 30 people to RSVP to Jackie Young at jmyoung@tnc.org will get a beaded white elephant ornament made by women participating in a microfinance program in Kenya that reduces poaching pressure by reducing poverty.

People can create an #elegram out of almost anything – we’ve seen elephants made out of candy corn, yarn, leaves, you name it – then post them on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #elegram or upload them to our online gallery. (Sorry, photos of real elephants don’t count.)
We’ll provide a wide range of supplies at the event for a wide range of styles and ages. No artistic skills required.

With nearly 1,000 elegrams in hand so far, the 20,000 Elephants project is already helping attract funding for our conservation efforts from donors who understand the need to raise awareness in order to reduce demand for ivory. Our tally thus far: $150,000.

More information about our work to #SaveElephants at nature.org/elephants

by MN — December 10, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

WHAT: Northern Virginia Encore Chorale Holiday Concert
WHEN: Saturday, December 13 at 3:00pm
WHERE: Washington-Lee High School Auditorium, Arlington, VA
ADMISSION: FREE

Encore Chorale will present a holiday choral concert with a distinctly international flair on Saturday, December 13 at 3pm at Washington-Lee High School, located at 1301 N. Stafford Street in Arlington. More than 150 Encore Chorale singers from 5 Northern Virginia chorales will perform a repertoire that includes traditional favorites for Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as music that reflects holiday traditions around the world. Among the pieces will be “African Noel,” “Christmas Pipes” and “I Saw Three Ships” in the Celtic tradition, and Spanish “iCantar!” The Chorale will also perform the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah.
The chorale, under the direction of Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Executive Director, and Jeffrey Dokken, will also include the audience in a holiday sing-along as part of the program. The program is sponsored by the Arlington County Office of Senior Adult Programs. The public is cordially invited to attend this free community concert. No tickets are required. Visit www.encorecreativity.org for more information about Encore.

by MN — December 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

Singer, percussionist and guitarist Aurelio Martinez became a respected musician in his early years, developing a keen interest in Garifuna rhythms, rituals and songs that were prevalent in his community. Rooted in a diverse cultural history dating back to the 1600s, the Garifuna are an ethnic group based mostly in Central America that descended from African slaves and Caribbean Indians.

by MN — December 6, 2014 at 6:53 pm 0

Clarendon Menorah Lighting
and Community Celebration
Experience the festival of lights

Wednesday, December 17, 6:00 PM

Clarendon Central Park
(At Clarendon Metro Station)
3140 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

No Charge!!

*Lighting of a giant 6 foot Menorah
*Win A free Kindle!!
*Enjoy delicious hot Potato Latkes
*Chocolate Gelt and Dreidels for all
*Lively Chanukah music

For more information please call: 703-370-2774
or visit www.chabadAA.org

Sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria Arlington

by MN — December 4, 2014 at 10:20 am 0

All are welcome to join us on Christmas Eve – UUCA has four services to choose from. The 3:00 & 5:00pm Christmas Eve services are child-centered. The Christmas story will be told through a pageant put on by children of the church. The service will also include a Mitten Tree that is decorated with donated gloves and hats that are later given to the needy.

by MN — December 4, 2014 at 10:20 am 0

All are welcome to join us on Christmas Eve – UUCA has four services to choose from. The 3:00 & 5:00pm Christmas Eve services are child-centered. The Christmas story will be told through a pageant put on by children of the church. The service will also include a Mitten Tree that is decorated with donated gloves and hats that are later given to the needy.

by MN — December 4, 2014 at 10:20 am 0

All are welcome to join UUCA on Christmas Eve. UUCA has four Christmas Eve services to choose from. The 7:00pm service is a traditional Lessons and Carols service. The 9:00pm service is a contemporary and contemplative service accompanied by live jazz music.

by MN — December 4, 2014 at 10:20 am 0

All are welcome to join UUCA on Christmas Eve. UUCA has four Christmas Eve services to choose from. The 7:00pm service is a traditional Lessons and Carols service. The 9:00pm service is a contemporary and contemplative service accompanied by live jazz music.

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