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Arlington Agenda Jan. 4-10

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.

Tuesday

Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike in the spring (photo courtesy @TheBeltWalk)Arlington Mill Pop-Up Library
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Arlington Mill Community Center will host library pop-up hours every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of January. Visitors can check out books and DVDs, get a library card or get technology help.

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Happy Holidays! Here’s Your New Tech Device…Now What?
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

An open house at the Aurora Hills Library is designed to help residents set up their new device from the holidays, including smartphones, tablets and digital cameras.

Wednesday

Medical designRed Cross Blood Drive
Westover Branch Library (1644 N. McKinley Road #3)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Red Cross is holding a blood drive this Wednesday. Interested donors can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code “Westover Library” to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome.

Friday

Winter-Light-postcard-front“Winter Light” Opening Reception
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive/Crystal City Shops)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The group exhibition of work celebrating winter will run through Jan. 30 in the Focus Gallery. Guests can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the reception. The gallery is also featuring the work of watercolorist Lauren Marcott this month.

SnowWhiteSnow White
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Encore Stage and Studio presents a musical adaptation of “Snow White.” Eight performances are scheduled over the next two weekends. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children, seniors and military members, available online.

Saturday

As You Like It Jan. 2015As You Like It
Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell Street)
Time: 8 p.m.

The theater’s 12th silent adaptation of a Shakespeare classic is preparing to end its five and a half week run. The show tells the story  of cousins who must leave their lives of luxury, without dialogue. Tickets start at $40 and are available online. The show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.

Sunday

AP-violaArlington Philharmonic: Ritmos Festivos*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Continuing its 10th season, the Arlington Philharmonic presents Ritmos Festivos. The free, family-friendly concert will feature classical music with Spanish influences. The concert is part of the professional, non-profit orchestra’s anniversary celebration.

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YULA’s ultimate frisbee spring season is now open for registration. We offer programs for middle and high schoolers – open to all players, whether they are new or have previous experience.Middle SchoolIn the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.High SchoolThe High School program is organized by school of attendance and teams are classified by gender. New players will learn the basics in a supportive, welcoming environment. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills, and enjoy competition with other high school programs. The season concludes with a state level championship tournament in late May.All players are guided by experienced coaches who emphasize sportsmanship and good spirit. Ultimate is a fun sport with great camaraderie!YULA does not want finances to limit anyone from participating. Our middle school program offers a “Pay What You Can” cost structure and our our high school program is offering a $50 discount to new players.Visit our website to register and learn more. Sign up with a friend, but don’t delay, the season starts in March!http://www.yula-ulti.org

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village

Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

Dead Horse Comedy Productions brings together top comedians from the DMV and beyond for a live standup comedy show!

Matt Ruby, Headliner

Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by

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