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Afternoon Notes: Electric Bike Unveiling, Weekend Hotel Fire

Electric Bicycles to Be Demo-ed — California-based firm Pedego will unveil its line of electric bicycles in Arlington on Thursday, in celebration of Earth Day. The demonstration is being held at the Big Wheel Bikes at 3119 Lee Highway, in the Lyon Village Shopping Center. Pedego will let riders test-drive the bikes on the Custis Trail from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will also be free food, drinks and live entertainment.

Energy Use Discussed At Town Hall Meeting — Residents shared their thoughts on energy challenges at the Arlington Community Energy Town Hall Meeting on Saturday. A county task force is trying to find ways to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. More from the Sun Gazette.

Revolution Cycles Holds Hub Spin Event — Revolution Cycles’ new City Hub bike rental store in Crystal City held its inaugural “Hub Spin” group ride on Saturday. Check out the photos here.

Residents Invited to Comment on Development Plan — Arlington County is inviting the public to comment on plans for mixed-use development around the East Falls Church Metro. The first of two forums will be held on Thursday, April 29 at Tuckahoe Elementary School. More from the county’s website.

Crystal City Hotel Evacuated Due to Fire — The Hyatt Regency Crystal City was evacuated Saturday night due to a smoky fire inside a large trash compactor. Arlington, Alexandria and airport firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, we’re told. Photos below courtesy Doug Wendt.

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If you are a lifelong learner over 50+ who wants to make new friends, power up your brain, and enjoy a wide-variety college-level courses, Encore Learning is for you. An Arlington based nonprofit, Encore Learning offers courses in the arts, theater, literature, history, technology and more. This semester we offer our most popular course, Global Hot Spots as well as 25 new courses. Courses are presented either online or in-person at George Mason University at Virginia Square and other Arlington locations.

Join the free presentation to learn about courses and meet the instructors. This is Encore Learning’s signature event to highlight the upcoming semester with brief presentations by each instructor.

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