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Arlington Agenda: June 6-11

by Kalina Newman — June 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

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

A Salute to Our Military and First Responders *
Army-Navy Country Club (1700 Army-Navy Drive)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Arlington Historical Society presents the program, which includes a presentation of “The Day War Came to Arlington, a gripping account of 9/11 from inside the President’s bunker. General admission is $70, couple’s tickets are $120.

Wednesday

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

There will be a complimentary wine tasting at the bar with wines also available to purchase at a discount price. Happy hour specials are also at the bar from 3-7 p.m., which includes dollar oysters and five dollar wines.

Thursday

History of the Mason Family’s Occupation of Roosevelt Island
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society hosts Bradley Krueger to discuss his research of Theodore Roosevelt Island. This program is free and part of a monthly series. Krueger is the Cultural Resources Specialist for the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

W. Kamau Bell LIVE at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Drafthouse & Cinema (1524 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Bell has released two stand up comedy albums: One Night Only and Face Full of Flour. Face Full of Flour was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. Tickets start at $35.

Saturday

Employment Mentoring for Skilled Refugees *
St. George’s Episcopal Church (3445 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

A NOVA Friends of Refugees event, combines employment mentoring for skilled refugees with a fun program of cultural enrichment for spouses and children still adjusting to their new country. Food and drink will be provided.

Armed Forces Cycling Classic
Various locations
Time: 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

A two-day cycling event benefitting members of the U.S. armed forces that brings together amateur and professional bicyclists for competition throughout Arlington. Races include the Clarendon Cup, Corporate Challenge and Crystal Cup.

Central Arlington History Tour
Clarendon Metro station (3100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m

Sponsored by the Center Hiking Club, take an easy all-day walk of 10-12 miles touring historic points in central Arlington, including colonial, Civil War, trolley and W&OD Railroad sites. $2 fee, bring a lunch and comfortable shoes.

West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party No. 2
Columbia Pike at S. Four Mile Run Drive
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come and join the West Columbia Pike neighborhoods for their second food truck party of the year. Bring a chair to relax along the trail or set up for a picnic. There will be new bike parking and pet stations available as well as music.

Sunday

The Arlington Youth Triathlon *
Washington-Lee High School (1300 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m.

The Arlington Triathlon is a youth triathlon and is part of the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Triathlon Series.  The race is produced by Triathlon Family USA, Inc., which also manages the Arlington Triathlon Club.

Free Crescendo Concert *
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Crescendo, the youth chamber music program of the Arlington Philharmonic will hold its final concert. Admission is free. The Crescendo musicians will perform movements from the Mendelssohn Octet, Dvorak American, and Borodin.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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