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ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Rainy fall day in Bluemont Park (Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick)Virginia may dodge Hurricane Joaquin, but Arlington County will see more rain as it continues to be hit by a nor’easter.

National Weather Service is predicting the county will see a couple inches of rain over the weekend, with the heaviest rain today and tomorrow. Arlington is under a flash flood warning through Saturday evening.

The county is urging people to prepare for continued heavy rain due to the nor’easter. Wind speeds are predicted to pick up tonight and Saturday, with gusts as fast as 31 miles per hour. The storm may cause trees to fall, causing power outages and safety hazards.

A couple of events in Arlington, including the Shirlington Oktoberfest and the county’s E-CARE recycling event have been postponed due to the rainy weather.

If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, the Teens Make a Difference club is holding Bounce-A-Mania on Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.). For $3, kids will have a chance to climb over and through 19 different inflatable structures and climb an inflatable rock wall. There will also be arts and craft stations.

Rain is may slow down on Sunday, just in time for the Afghan Arts and Culture Festival at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway) from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service is predicting a 60 percent chance of rain on Sunday, but organizers of the festival have not cancelled the event.

If the festival happens, the Arlington County Police Department is planning to close the southbound lanes of N. Fort Myer Drive between east and westbound Lee Highway from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Feel free to talk about the rainy weather in Arlington, power outages, downed trees or any other topics of local interest. Stay dry!

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Encore Stage & Studio is excited to kick off its season with a swashbuckling adventure! What starts as a mystery turns into an adventure in an Encore adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. Young Gemma Hawkins escapes a dull life to search for where “X” marks the spot on a mysterious treasure map left behind by an old sea captain.

Gemma meets a slew of thrill-seeking sea farers as she races to find the treasure before any pirates do. Encore Stage & Studio presents_ Treasure Island_ running October 14-23, 2022 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22204). 

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

Performances dates:
Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm
Saturdays, October 15 and 22 at 11am and 3pm
Sundays, October 16 and 23 at 3pm

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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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