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Crystal Screen Presents “Scream”
S. Bell Street between 18th Street S. and 20th Street S.
Time: Approximately 6:34 p.m.
The Crystal City Business Improvement District with Vornado/Charles E. Smith is showing a series of scary movies each week in October, leading up to Halloween. This week is 1996 horror flick “Scream.”
Watch the First Democratic Presidential Debate at GMU
GMU Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8:30-11:00 pm
Come watch Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vie for the presidential nomination in the first Democratic debate. The debate starts at 9 p.m. on CNN. Please RSVP to Robert Guttman, director of the Center for Politics and Foreign Relations.
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Wakefield Theatre presents the classic tale of a little mouse and his adventures in the big city. Tickets are $5 at the door. There is also a chance to meet the characters at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. showing of the play.
Arlington Host Lions – White Cane Day*
Harrison Street Safeway (2500 N. Harrison Street)
Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Arlington Host Lions Club will be collecting donations to help train people with eyesight disabilities to use white canes. Funds will also go to raising awareness of issues facing the blind.
A Reforming Church Sings: A Hymn Festival for Reformation*
Resurrection Lutheran Church (6201 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Join the Resurrection Lutheran Church in singing a set of hymns led by pianist and composer David Cherwien. Public worship scholars Gail Ramshaw and Gordon Lathrop will provide reflections on each of the hymns performed.
Kinhaven 5K (plus 1K and Toddler Dash)
Bluemont Park (601 Manchester Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Help benefit the Kinhaven Preschool in Ballston by running a 5K, 1K or Toddler Dash. The 5K will take runners on a trail through Bluemont Park. Participants can register online for the 5K, which costs $30, or the fun run for kids 12 and younger, which costs $5.
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Tour the secluded and quiet Bellevue Forest with its local parks, trails, forested areas and more in Neighborhood Spotlight.
St. Charles offers a play-based curriculum in a welcoming, Christ-centered environment.
Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities. Our programs offer different schedules ranging from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for students, ages 2-5. We feature a full-day Jr. kindergarten class for older 4’s/5’s. Our facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, school chapel, and library. All of our students enjoy music and physical education weekly. Children have an opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as soccer, basketball, ballet, and science.
We offer Summer Camp with weekly themes and twice a week water play, including Fun Friday moon bounce. Please join us for our Open House Feb. 3 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Click here to sign-up.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit us at www.stcharlesarlington.org or call (703) 527-0608.
If you are a lifelong learner over 50+ who wants to make new friends, power up your brain, and enjoy a wide-variety college-level courses, Encore Learning is for you. An Arlington based nonprofit, Encore Learning offers courses in the arts, theater, literature, history, technology and more. This semester we offer our most popular course, Global Hot Spots as well as 25 new courses. Courses are presented either online or in-person at George Mason University at Virginia Square and other Arlington locations.
Join the free presentation to learn about courses and meet the instructors. This is Encore Learning’s signature event to highlight the upcoming semester with brief presentations by each instructor.
The Spring Course Preview event is Thursday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM via Zoom:
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