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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Clarendon Day 10K race by WolfkannIt’s going to be a wet weekend with the National Weather Service predicting a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday, before 2 p.m., and more rain on Sunday.

If the rain holds off, you can head down to Wilson and Clarendon Blvds for the annual Clarendon Day.

The free festival will have food, five different stages of live music and entertainment, a kids zone and the annual chili cookoff.

The morning kicks of with the annual Clarendon 5K/10K/Kids Run, organized by Pacers.

Arlington County Police Department will close Clarendon and Wilson Blvds from N. Highland Street and Washington Blvd starting at 5 a.m. for the festival. N. Highland will also be closed between 11th Street N. to the Views at Clarendon (1210 N. Highland Street).

Wilson Blvd will be closed from N. Highland to N. Lynn Streets from 5-9:15 a.m., and the southbound lanes of Route 110 will also be closed from 8-10:30 a.m. for the race.

On Sunday, people can celebrate Latin American culture with a festival in South Arlington. The Latinoamerican Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road).

The free festival, which runs until 5 p.m., will have live music, dance performances and authentic Latin American food.

This year, there will also be a fútbol, or soccer, game. Bata and Arlington United, two teams from the county’s Bolivian league, will play at 3:15 p.m. on the soccer field at Kenmore Middle School.

The event will happen rain or shine, but will move indoors in the case of rain. National Weather Service is predicting a wet Sunday, with an 80 percent chance of rain, likely after noon.

Feel free to talk about the two events or any other topic of local interest in the comments.

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Season subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now at Single tickets are $15 for Adults; $12 for Children, Students, Military and Seniors. Season subscriptions begin at $33. Patrons can learn more about Encore’s COVID-19 audience procedures online at

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Arlington kids can keep active this winter with Arlington County’s Department of Parks & Recreation’s Youth House Basketball League. Available for grades 1-12, this program begins in mid-November for grades 1-8 and early Jan. for grades 9-12 and costs between $75-90.

Come join the fun! Sign up by Oct. 12*!

Registration for grades 9-12 opens on Nov. 7.

If the league fee is a factor to signing up, check out the Department’s fee reduction program, which helps Everyone, Everywhere, Every Day! Access for All. Easy to apply! Whether you have a short-term set back or something longer-term. Learn more at or call 703-228-4747. 

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Mini Photo Sessions for Family & Pets

Mini Family & Pet Photo Sessions
Beat the rush and sign up to get your holiday photos now!

Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!

Check out the DeSilva Studios website. Look at the images and see if you like them

Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

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


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