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Va. Highlands Park Renovations Approved — The Arlington County Board on Saturday approved a $2 million renovation project for Virginia Highlands Park, near Pentagon City. The renovations include new tennis and basketball courts and new court lighting. [Arlington County]

Fire Station Relocation Plan Paused — After hearing community complaints, the county is reconsidering a plan to relocate Fire Station No. 8 and the Office of Emergency Management to the Old Dominion neighborhood. County staff will study alternate locations for the fire station and OEM, then will hold a “master-planning process.” [InsideNova]

New Clarendon Apartments Approved — A new apartment development near Clarendon was approved by the County Board over the weekend. The five-story apartment building, dubbed 10th Street Flats, will include dedicated affordable housing, live-work apartments, and a new office for the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. Two small office buildings and Jay’s Saloon will be demolished to make way for the project, though demolition is not expected until next year. [Arlington County]

Toll Lanes, Rapid Bus Service Proposed for I-66 — VDOT hopes to add toll lanes and rapid bus service to I-66 outside the Beltway in a few years. State transportation leaders are also considering a long-term plan to extend Metro’s Orange Line past Vienna. [InsideNova]

Arlington Mill Farmers’ Market Approved — At its Saturday meeting, the Arlington County Board approved a new farmers’ market outside the Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike. The market, which will be held Wednesdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., could launch as early as next month. [Arlington County]

Rand Paul Headlining Arlington Events — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) will make two appearances in Arlington on Tuesday evening. The likely GOP presidential candidate will headline sold-out events, at Le Meridien in Rosslyn and Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill in Courthouse. [Washington Post]

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9th Street Chamber Music is back in business for its second season! 9SCM is disrupting the stereotypes of classical music as stuffy, dry, and elite through dynamic yet accessible performances and its one-of-a-kind String Quartet Intensive for young musicians in the DC Metro area.

[9th Street Quartet](https://www.9thstreetchambermusic.com/9th-street- quartet)’s first concert is on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 PM. The group will offer, for the first time, a ‘Playlist Shuffle’ themed concert featuring single movements of string quartet favorites. Tickets for this concert can be found here, and are $20 for adults and FREE for all students under 18.

Rehearsals began Monday, September 27 for the String Quartet Intensive, welcoming 32 new and returning members to the program. These talented musicians in grades 7 through 12 represent over fifteen area schools throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland, and are an integral part of the growing 9SCM community. Their first performance will take place on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 PM.

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Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

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