Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County and surrounding communities. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.
Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.
Book Panel with Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip*
Mercatus Center at GMU (3434 Washington Blvd, 4th Floor)
Time: 5-7 p.m.
A panel of experts will discuss the themes of this new book. These include lessons from the U.S. financial crisis, Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, sports, technology, and natural disasters. The event is free and open to the public.
Arlington/Falls Church Young Republicans Meeting with Sgt. Jim Webb
Hard Times Cafe (3028 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.
In its last meeting of 2015, AFCYR is hosting Sgt. Jim Webb, son of former Virginia senator and Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb. Sgt. Webb served with the Marine Corps for five years before working for government contracting companies. The meeting is open to the public.
Saint Ann Catholic School Open House*
980 N. Frederick Street
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Saint Ann Catholic School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in Bluemont, will host and open house. Prospective students, their families and other members of the community are invited to attend.
Community Conversation: Teen Stress*
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
This is the first conversation in a series on building the strength of the community’s youth. The conversation is open to all community members, especially middle/high school students and their parents. Light refreshments will be served.
Arlington Thrive 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser*
Army Navy Country Club (1700 Army Navy Drive)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
The emergency funds organization is celebrating 40 years with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a performance by the Metropolitan Chorus. Tickets are $100 and are available online.
Hyatt Crystal City Gingerbread House Contest
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Local companies can enter this holiday-themed gingerbread decorating competition. Photos of the houses will be posted to Facebook and the gingerbread creation that gets the most “likes” wins. All interested participants must RSVP by this Tuesday.
Rock Spring Garden Club Holiday Design Event*
NRECA Building (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Designer Jo Oliver will give a tutorial on floral design basics. All designs created will be available for sale and silent auction. Admission includes entry for door prizes, snacks, drinks and dessert. Tickets are available online.
Brian Posehn Live at the Arlington Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Comedian, actor and writer Brian Posehn is known for his work writing for and performing on shows including “Seinfeld” and “Friends.” He is performing at the Drafthouse this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $25 and are available online.
Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation Memorial 5k and Family Fun Day*
5115 Little Falls Court
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
This family-friendly event starts with a 5k foot race, followed by a kids fun run and a day of activities. These include food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, and a moon bounce. Registration is still open online.
A Library Star Wars Celebration For All Ages
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Arlington’s Central Library is hosting a celebration of the series in preparation for the new movie release. There will be themed crafts, games and refreshments, as well as team trivia and a costume contest. The event is free and open to the public.
Star Wars Concert*
George Washington Masonic National Memorial (101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Star Wars fans can prepare for the release of the seventh episode with music from the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia. Tickets for are available online.
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