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Arlington Agenda: April 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.

Tuesday

Arlington Thrive’s YP Bingo Happy Hour *
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Free attendance to enjoy food and drink specials along with getting to know your fellow young professionals and how Arlington Thrive helps neighbors in need. Try your hand at winning prizes and a 50/50 cash raffle.

Managing Student Debt for Yourself and Your Children
Arlington Public Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Learn how to save for your child’s education, while keeping your personal financial goals in perspective. Workshop highlight include resources for managing student loans and creating and reviewing plans to repay existing student debt.

Salute to AmeriCorps Service Event & BBQ
Barcroft Park (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

In honor of National Mayor and County Recognition Day, Aspire! Afterschool Learning will celebrate its dedicated AmeriCorps team that has contributed more than 100,000 hours of community service to south Arlington children and families.

Wednesday

HireEd: Bridging the Education and Workforce Gap
George Mason University Founder’s Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Entrepreneurs, corporations, business leaders, educators and nonprofits will discuss successful solutions and strategies to place students, graduates and workers at all levels and bridging the gap between educating, finding and placing talent.

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

With RWK Imports owner Robert W. Kennedy, enjoy Paolo Grillo from Sicily, Pietraventosa EstRosa, Paolo Cali Mandragola, Alice Buonaccorsi Rossorelativo and Ettore Gemano Barolo Serralunga. After the tasting you can purchase wine at discount prices.

Friday

Crystal City 5k Fridays
Crystal City Courtyard Green (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. (each Friday in April)

The Crystal City 5K Fridays series will take runners on a USA Track & Field-certified course along Crystal Drive and past Long Bridge Park. After the race, runners can enjoy area bar and restaurant specials exclusively for them.

Author Conversation and Wine Tasting
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Authors Sarah K. Stephens and Laura Ellen Scott lead a discussion of psychological thrillers, having both recently released new titles in that genre. A wine tasting will precede the talk at 6:30 p.m., then the conversation begins at 7 p.m.

Natasha Leggero Live Stand-Up Comedy
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: Friday 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Saturday 7 and 10 p.m.

Natasha Leggero has been a favorite round table guest on the wildly popular “Chelsea Lately”on E! and is currently headlining packed comedy clubs across the country with her own brand of sophisticated writing, physicality and glamour.

Saturday

Arlington Free Clinic Bites & Blues Party
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 7-11 p.m.

Arlington Free Clinic hosts the second annual Bites & Blues Party benefiting its Oral Health Program. The Bites & Blues Party is a casual evening of music by the band Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, dancing, raffles and food & drink.

Arlington Poetry Fest
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

With performances by Christylez Bacon, Arlington Poet Laureate Katherine E. Young, the Indian Dance Educators Association and a poetry slam by the likes of Busboys & Poets’ Pages Matam and the Shirlington Poetry Hosts.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities. Our programs offer different schedules ranging from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for students, ages 2-5. We feature a full-day Jr. kindergarten class for older 4’s/5’s. Our facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, school chapel, and library. All of our students enjoy music and physical education weekly. Children have an opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as soccer, basketball, ballet, and science.

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