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Arlington Agenda (March 9-15)

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.

Tuesday

Astropops-parade-float-300x225Clarendon-Courthouse St. Patrick’s Day Parade*
Wilson Blvd from N. Barton Street to Irving Street.
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.

The re-scheduled Mardi Gras parade returns, in possibly rainy, but warmer conditions. Fifty bands, floats and organizations will stroll down Clarendon and Courthouse’s main drag.

654Guinness Dinner
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Three courses of dinner prepared by guest chef Pedro Flores of The James Joyce in Baltimore prepares a three-course dinner with pairings of Guinness, Harp Lager and Smitchwick’s ale.

Wednesday

p1204356640-5Wednesday Night Spins*
Crystal City Parking Garage (2345 Crystal Drive, G4 Level)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

A weekly indoor bike race this March. A “fast and fun” course for cyclists of all abilities, participants can also win prizes. Spectators welcome. Sign up here.

Thursday

View-of-GW-ParkwayThe Origins of the George Washington Parkway
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road, Rowley G127)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A lecture about the history of the GW Parkway, built in the 1920s and one of Arlington’s national parks. An Arlington Public Library program, free to attend.

Saturday

Swanson Arts and Crafts fair
Swanson Middle School (5600 Washington Blvd)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Handmade jewelry, bags and purses, pottery, scarves, housewares and home accessories will be on sale by local artisans at this annual event, free to attend.

Dance5Live Music: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms*
Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Three Baroque and Classic Era composers are celebrated by the National Chamber Ensemble. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Hello Everyone -You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting – NAACP Arlington BranchRegister in advance for this webinar:https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xGl7wD59R8Cu94elw4bAqQAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.7:00 pm Meeting Opens7:30 pm Installation 8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting 8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership. NAACP Arlington Branch Election Results President- Elect: Michael Hemminger 1st Vice President-Elect: James Younger 2nd Vice President-Elect: Bryan Coleman 3rd Vice President-Elect: Lorelle Langhorne Secretary-Elect: Wanda Younger Assistant Secretary-Elect: Kathleen McSweeney Treasurer-Elect: Adriana Spain Assistant Treasurer-Elect: Kenya Pennington Executive Committee-Elect: Nadia Conyers, Kellen MacBeth, Karen Nightengale Their terms officially begin January 1, 2023. 3rd Monday of the month meeting date changed due to the festival observance of Hanukkah

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Join us December 10 & 11 for our Annual Handmade Holiday Workshop Series. We have a myriad of fun and festive programs from linoleum block wrapping paper printing and buttonhole book making workshops led by Eliza Clifford to a meditative grid workshop and Calligraphy Card Making with Anjelika Deogirikar. Join these wonderful artists and get creative this holiday season!

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

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