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Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Find out what the buzz is about and help save the honeybees! Learn all about bee keeping with the nonprofit Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association. This event is free to attend. For more information call 703-228-5715.
TED Talk Viewing and Discussion: Jane McGonigal
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Attend a viewing and discussion of the TED Talk “Gaming Can Make a Better World” by game designer Jane McGonigal. Ms. McGonigal asks: What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems?
Are 21st Century Communications Tools in Arlington Better or Worse*
Marymount Univ. Gerald Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Print media is no longer king. We receive more and more of our information through technology and on a 24/7 basis. How are these changes impacting timeliness and quality of the information we receive? The Arlington Committee of 100 will hear from representatives of RestonNow.com, Nextdoor.com, the Washington Post and Arlington County. The event is free and open to the public.
Shirlala Music Festival*
Shirlington Village (2700 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Village at Shirlington is hosting live music every Thursday evening through Labor Day. This week will feature a performance by urban folk rockers Justin Trawick and The Common Good.
Arlington History Bike Tour*
Ballston Metro Station (4230 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bike for up to 23 miles at a leisurely pace for a tour of notable historic sites in Arlington. The all-day circuit includes stops in Clarendon, on Fort Myer and at the Abingdon Plantation historical site at National Airport. Sponsored by Center Hiking Club. $2 for nonmembers.
Outdoor Summer Concert Series*
Mount Olivet UMC (1500 N. Glebe Rd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Bring friends and family and a picnic to join your neighbors for a free outdoor summer concert series, each second Sunday evening of June, July, and August. Performing this Thursday are the Arlington Jazz Collective and Yorktown Jazz Band.
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