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Arlington Agenda: Aug. 10-16

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

Kent-Antarctica-Poster-SmallPhoto Exhibit, Reception, and Talk on Photographing Antarctica*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Take a trip to Antarctica through photographer Robin Kent’s lens. Kent will speak as part of an opening reception for the exhibit. The free exhibit runs from now until Nov. 2.

booksDrop Everything and Read Night
Buzz Bakery (818 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Grab a book and get a cup of coffee at Buzz Bakery. Bring a friend or come by yourself and enjoy a night at a cafe. Five percent of the proceeds will go to Friends of Arlington Public Library. 

Friday

Iliza-Shlesinger via Hollywood Branded/flickrIliza Shlesinger at Arlington Drafthouse and Cinema
Arlington Drafthouse and Cinema (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

Iliza Shlesinger, the first woman to win NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” is coming to Arlington to perform a standup routine. Tickets are $22. If you miss the show on Friday, she’ll be performing a show at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday

Long Branch, viewed at Glencarlyn Park (Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick)Down in the Pond
Long Branch Nature Center (625 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

Kids can go dip-netting in the ponds at Long Branch Nature Center, where they may find water boatmen, water scorpions, backswimmers and other critters. Registration is required and costs $5.

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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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