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White House Behind the Scenes: the Press Office with Connie Gerrard
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Connie Gerrard will share tales from her time working in the White House press office during five presidential administrations. Listen to her fascinating stories about joining a hectic office right after Kennedy was assassinated through Watergate and beyond.
Arlington Forest United Methodist Church (4701 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 9 a.m.
Arlington Forest United Methodist Church will begin selling pumpkins Tuesday morning. The pumpkin patch at the church will close on Halloween, Oct. 31.
2016 Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair Registration
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
The Arlington Employment Center will hold a career fair for job seekers. BB&T Bank, Macy’s, PBS and about 50 other area employers are expected to attend. Registration is free.
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana & Bar (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Local Italian eatery Osteria Da Nino in Shirlington Village is holding a tasting event with Italian wines. The restaurant also has happy hour wine, beer and appetizer specials from 3 to 7 p.m.
Ronny Chieng Live
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 p.m.
Ronny Chieng, who is a comedian and “Daily Show” correspondent, will perform two nights of stand-up comedy at Arlington Cinema Drafthouse, starting Friday. Tickets to the performances are $20 and are still available online.
Free Concert Benefiting Refugee Resettlement*
Trinity Presbyterian Church (5533 N. 16th Street)
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
SoulFire will cover songs from The Beatles, The Killers, Dire Straits and other groups to help raise money to sponsor a refugee family. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. Food will be available from local food trucks.
Latino American Festival
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 1-5 p.m.
The Arlington Mill Community Center will have Latino food, art and children’s games as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to all.
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Arlington’s NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the biggest civil rights and social justice event of the year.
A multi-year project to improve bus transit along Columbia Pike has been delayed by design problems associated with the proposed bus shelters.
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.
(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) Floodwaters have receded after Columbia Pike was blocked at S. Greenbrier Street around 3:30 this afternoon. At least one car was stuck in the high water,…