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Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration*
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington is hosting this festival of lights gathering. A six-foot-tall menorah will be lit as guests eat hot potato latkes and snack on chocolate gelt. There will also be live music and dreidels. The lighting is free and open to the public.
Community Meeting: Ending Homelessness in Arlington
Arlington Central Library Auditorium (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This annual meeting will address highlights from last year’s meeting and outline strategies moving forward to reduce homelessness. A special ceremony for outgoing County Board members Mary Hynes and Walter Tejada is also on the agenda.
Rosslyn Holiday Market Festival & Bonfire*
Rosslyn’s Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
The third annual holiday market will be open this weekend. Live music, crafts, games, pictures with Santa and more than 20 local vendors will fill the park on both days. Festivities will conclude with a bonfire. A full schedule of events is available online.
Arlington Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
In it’s 91st annual meeting, the Chamber will detail its initiatives and development plans for next year. The keynote speaker is Aneesh Chopra who was the first United States Chief Technology Officer, and three Chamber awards will be presented. Late registration is available online for members ($64) and non-members ($80).
Film Night: It’s A Wonderful Life
FORUM Arlington (3304 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.
A free screening of the holiday classic will begin at 8 p.m. immediately after a happy hour with beer and wine. Admission is free and so is the popcorn that will be served during the film. Children are also welcome to attend.
Belleconnecta’s Self Care Day*
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Self Care Day is for women in the D.C. metro area looking to reconnect with their peaceful center. Participants will step away from the stresses of daily life and attend workshops created for relaxation and restoration. More information is available online.
National Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Musicians ages 9-19 will perform classic holiday pieces at the annual concert, hosted this year by Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick. The concert will end with a special sing-along. Tickets are $33 for adults and $17 for students, available online.
Holiday Cheer Family Concert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Arlington’s Metropolitan Chorus will perform traditional holiday songs and carols for audience members of all ages. This is the group’s 50th performance season. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
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.
Outstanding Young Artist