New this year, a traveling educational show called Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue will make its Arlington debut. Bixby will bring with him a sloth, birds, snakes and other exotic rainforest animals. His 30-minute show will include lessons on the value of the rainforest and ways to save it.
This year’s fair will also mark the triumphant return of the racing piglets, who were conspicuously absent last year. The piglets and Bixby will both hold about five shows per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Plan on sticking around after dark on Friday and Saturday. The movies Up and Twilight: New Moon will be playing outdoors on the tennis courts.
The fair will start on Wednesday, August 18 and wrap up on Sunday, August 22. It’s being held, as it has for the past 33 years, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 South 2nd Street).
Here’s the bad news: there is no parking, except for handicapped spaces. And neighboring streets will be closed to non-local traffic. And there’s no Metrorail nearby. So you’ll either have to live within walking distance, take a bus, ride a bike or take one of the three fair shuttles, which charge $1 each way.
The shuttles run sparingly — every 30 minutes — and only pick up in three locations:
- Arlington Career Center (816 South Walter Reed Drive)
- I-66 Parking Garage (near Washington-Lee High School)
- Ballston Metro station
Photo via Facebook.
Good Thursday evening, Arlington. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier today…
A look at the smallest and largest homes sold in Arlington last month, October 2023.
A former board president of Arlington Aquatic Club is set to go to trial next year for child pornography and sexual coercion charges, according to court documents.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) is having its own holiday sale, of sorts, but for pets. Starting this Friday, as part of the nationwide “Empty the Shelters” event,…
Children’s Weekday Program (CWP) is a non-profit preschool rooted in a play-based philosophy. We focus on developing a love of learning and exploration, cooperation, empathy, and independence.
Our caring and experienced educators create opportunities for children 16 months to 5 years old to play, learn, and grow in a nurturing environment of child-centered and developmentally appropriate experiences.
Initially established more than 50 years ago in South Arlington, CWP continues to be a lauded program in the Northern Virginia area. We are extremely proud to have been recognized as a Best Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine for the last 4 years.
Located now in North Arlington at 2666 Military Road, CWP offers a part-time parents day out and preschool program with options to extend care both before and after school. We offer a supportive and inclusive school community for children and parents alike and welcome all families to join our school!
The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 77th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 24th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to 10 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garland, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Holiday Art Show featuring artists: Peter Fitzgerald, Claire Plante, Alanna Rivera, and Suzy Scollon. At the Barcroft Community House, 800 South Buchanan St., Arlington, VA. Dec. 8 from, 2 PM to 8 PM and Dec. 9 from 10 AM to
2023 Christmas Tree Sales Begin
Saturday, December 2
Get your holiday decorating off to the right start this year! We will be selling 150 Fraser firs, freshly cut and delivered from Sparta, North Carolina.