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Arlington Agenda: Aug. 1-7

(Updated at 4:45 p.m.) Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

Sparkling Wine Tasting*
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The Italian restaurant and bar hosts a free wine tasting every first Wednesday of the month. This month’s wine tasting is centered around sparkling wines and will include four different wines from across Europe.

Pokemon Go Meetup
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.

The Drafthouse invites patrons to meet up and take advantage of its two Pokestops. Employees will activate lures and “random incense areas” before, during and after screening “Pokemon: The First Movie.” The event promises “pizza and wing buffet, prizes and Pokemon trainers get in for free.

Thursday

The Bow Tie Guy Launch Party
Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Guys in bow ties will drop by Don Tito to celebrate the official launch of BeTheBowTieGuy.com, a website that aims to unify the bow tie community and dole out free bow ties in the process. Attendees are strongly encouraged to show up in bow ties.

Saturday

Kennan GarveyThird Annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride
Phoenix Bikes (4200 S Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

County Board Chair Libby Garvey will join other cyclists for the third annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride, dedicated to her late husband. The full 100 mile-long ride begins at the Phoenix Bikes shop on Four Mile Run Drive.

Iceland: A Changing Landscape*
Cherrydale Branch Library (2190 Military Road)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Photographer Robin Kent will exhibit photos of Iceland and give a talk about her journey photographing the beautiful landscapes on the balcony of the Cherrydale Branch Library.

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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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Learn about the new assessment of Arlington’s urban tree canopy and the many ecological and social benefits trees provide. Staff from the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) will share study results and compare canopy cover for different areas of Arlington.The webinar will include assessments of ecosystem services such as stormwater mitigation, air quality, carbon uptake, and urban heat islands. For background on Arlington trees see the “Tree Benefits: Growing Arlington’s Urban Forest” presentation at http://www.gicinc.org/PDFs/Presentation_TreeBenefits_Arlington.pdf.

Please register in advance to assure your place at the webinar, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/29543206508863839.

About the Arlington County Civic Federation: The Arlington County Civic Federation (“ACCF”) is a not-for-profit corporation which provides a forum for civic groups to discuss, debate, inform, advocate and provide oversight on important community issues, on a non-partisan basis. Its members include over ninety civic groups representing a broad cross-section of the community. Communications, resolutions and feedback are regularly provided to the Arlington County Government.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21,2023 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public and will be hybrid, in-person and virtually through Zoom. Part of the agenda will be a discussion and vote on a resolution “To Restore Public Confidence in Arlington County’s Governance”. For more information on ACCF and this meeting, go to https://www.civfed.org/.

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Valentine Pop-Up at George Mason University

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Standup Comedy Showcase Starring Matt Ruby (Comedy Central)

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