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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 17-23

(Updated at 4:05 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.


WhiteHouseLogo1White House Behind the Scenes: Presidential Pallettes with Ailsa von Dobeneck
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 S. 18th Street)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Le Cordon Bleu graduate and “MasterChef” contestant Ailsa von Dobeneck will discuss the dining habits of the White House’s inhabitants as part of the Aurora Hills Branch Library’s “White House Behind the Scenes.” The library also will have homemade ginger snaps, which First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln liked.


Make a WishProtect and Serve Lunch
California Pizza Kitchen (1201 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Members of the Arlington County Police and Fire departments will serve food at California Pizza Kitchen to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation, which provides special experiences for children with life-threatening ailments. All proceeds for the event will go to the organization.


commonwealth-joe-coffee-roastersfinalCommonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters Grand Opening
Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters (520 12th Street South)
Time: 9 a.m.

Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters will open its Pentagon City headquarters with free drip coffee and 50 percent off all other drinks all day, starting at 9 a.m. “The indie coffee shop is the first of its kind in the region, and will deliver a specialty coffee experience to locals, along with space for meeting, working, and learning about the craft of coffee preparation,” according to a news release.

small-_-ZOMBIE-FUN-RUNZombie Fun Run
Bon Air Park (850 N. Lexington Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bon Air Park will have a family friendly run with “engaging obstacles for participants of all ages and abilities” and a course for runners who are “up for a scary challenge,” according to an event post. The park also will have food, games and music. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. The run won’t be timed.

FalloweenFalloween Festival
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Market Common Clarendon will put on its fourth annual Falloween Festival with children’s music, a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating. The festivities follow the Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, which begins at 10 a.m. Costumes are encouraged for dogs and people.

NightInViennaNational Chamber Ensemble – A Night In Vienna*
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble will perform music by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert, including Schubert’s “Die Forelle” and the “Trout Quintet,” as well as the “Piano Quartet in G Minor” by Brahms. A reception will follow the show. Musicians include David Chapman (piano), Nancy Peery Marriott (soprano), Carlos Cesar Rodriguez (piano), Leo Sushansky (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola), Sean Neidlinger (cello) and T. Alan Stewart (bass).


fall-colorsFall Colors Concert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Boulevard)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Arlington Chorale, formerly The Metropolitan Chorus of Arlington, VA, will kick off its 51st season with contemporary music by Alberto Favoro, Stephen Paulus and Eric Whitacre, as well as traditional spirituals, folk and madrigal pieces. The “Fall Colors” performance is geared for concertgoers of all ages.

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March General Membership Meeting

NAACP Arlington Branch is celebrating Women’s History Month with a virtual public safety and Virginia legislative update. Our speakers are Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti and Delegate Adele McClure.

Guest Speakers

Adele McClure
Virginia House of Delegates, 2nd District in Arlington

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Early Years Preschool is a small non-profit preschool and parents day out program that has served local families since 1992. Early Years Preschool is located in the Cherrydale neighborhood at 3701 Lorcom Lane.

Early Years Preschool offers part-time programs for young children between 12 months – 5 years old. Early Years also offers a 6 week summer program! The school day is 9:30-2:30, with the option of morning extended day offered at 9am. Families have the flexibility of registering for 1-3 days/week in their parent’s day out program (12 months- 2 year olds) and 2-5 days/week for their preschool program (3-5 year olds).

Early Years’ teachers provide a nurturing environment that promotes the development of a child’s emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills. Creative and stimulating theme-based activities allow each child to develop and learn at his or her own pace through exploration and play.

Learn more about Early Years Preschool by contacting the admissions team at [email protected] or by visiting their website at

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Renegade Mode

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