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Arlington Agenda (Oct. 13-19)

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form. Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

The view of Wakefield's new building from S. George Mason DriveCollege admission counseling event*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

A free event for high school students hoping to attend college. Counselors from Purdue University and Virginia Tech will be on hand to answer questions. The event is free to attend.

Equal Rights for All posterThe Future of Marriage Equality
National Rural Electric Cooperative headquarters (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

After last week’s historic events, the Arlington Young Democrats host openly gay state Sen. Adam Ebbin in a discussion on what’s next for marriage equality.

Thursday

Capital Splendor book coverBook Signing: Capital Splendor
Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon

Author Barbara Glickman will be on hand to sign copies of her book, “Capital Splendor: Gardens and Parks of Washington D.C.” Books will be available for purchase. RSVP by calling 703-532-1959.

Friday

Kevin Heffernan and Steve LemmeLive Comedy: Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10:00 p.m. (also on Saturday at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.)

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme from “Super Troopers” (Rod Farva and Mac) perform stand-up comedya, with lots of crowd interaction and trivia from Broken Lizard movies. Tickets are $25.

Saturday

The State of Privacy in Virginia*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: noon-3:30 p.m.

The Northern Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union hosts a free brunch with speakers state Sen. Chap Peterson (D-Fairfax) and Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge). Guests can register online.

atozA to Z of Wine and Beer*
1500 Wilson Blvd
Time: 3:30-10:30 p.m.

Participants can purchase $36.50 tickets online fo4 samplings of either 26 beer or 26 wine offerings. Hors d’oeuvres will also be served. Sessions are from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-10:30 p.m.

2014-gala-inviteArlington Academy of Hope Gala*
National Rural Electric Cooperative headquarters (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.

“AAH will celebrate 10 years of transforming lives in rural Uganda through education, healthcare, and community development.” Tickets are available online.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at http://www.gicinc.org/PDFs/Presentation_TreeBenefits_Arlington.pdf.

Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/29543206508863839.

About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to https://www.civfed.org/.

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by

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