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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 3-9

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.


WhiteHouseLogo1White 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.


Pumpkins-PatchPumpkin Patch
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.

Get Hired2016 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.


wine-fotoWine Tasting*
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.


Sign on Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse building (photo by wfyurasko)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.


Refugees-WelcomeFree 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.


2016-Festival-Latinoamericano-8.5x11-Poster_EnglishLatino 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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Join MoCA Arlington Summer Camps at Marymount University and learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, throwing on a wheel, glazing, and much more. In this two-week course, students will explore hand building techniques, wheel throwing, and strengthen ideas that exemplify individual artist expression guided by professional working artists. Students of all skill levels are welcome!

Visit MoCA Arlington’s Website here and the registration page to secure your space today!

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Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


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