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Arlington Agenda: July 10-16

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.


Arlington Dems Candidate Meet & Greet
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A happy hour with several candidates. Democrats in attendance will include Attorney General Mark Herring, Delegates Alfonso Lopez and Patrick Hope, County Board candidate Erik Gutshall and School Board candidate Monique O’Grady.


Bad Art Night
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Indulge your creative side by making art in a no-pressure environment. The event is free for attendees 18 and over. Snacks and art supplies will be provided. A trophy will be awarded for the creation voted “Worst of all.”


College Application Essay Writing
Aurora Hills Branch Library (835 18th Street S.)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Two veteran educators of Arlington Public Schools will teach students how to choose a topic, prepare and write both common and supplemental college essays. They will also explain how to make essays stand out to college admissions staff.


Family Open House *
The Sycamore School (4600 Fairfax Drive, 3rd Floor)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Parents and prospective students can get a sense of The Sycamore School’s environment. The event will have several 30-minute “pop-up” classrooms so prospective students can get a taste of the educational style of the school.

Remembering Arlington: A Look at Vanished Businesses
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Charlie “Our Man in Arlington” Clark, a columnist and local historian, will give a talk on the vanishing businesses of Arlington. He will also welcome contributions from the audience of favorite businesses and stores they remember.

Columbia Pike Movie Night – “Raising Arizona”
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

This week, as part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish), “Raising Arizona” will be shown. Rated PG-13, the movie is part of the community center’s ongoing 1980s film series on Thursday nights after sunset.


Nonprofit Forum
WETA (2775 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn how to get your business in the policy arena to impact legislation. The event will be held by four experienced panelists who will discuss how to advocate effectively, get in front of legislators and communicate messages about policy.


Columbia Pike Movie Nights at Penrose Square – “Predator”
Penrose Square (2503 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

As part of CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish), the rated R movie “Predator,” will be showing in Penrose Square. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film takes place in Central America and has plenty of extraterrestrial life.


Up Against the Stream
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

The Hispanic Access Foundation and U.S Fish and Wildlife are hosting a free yoga event together. Attendees will learn about the fascinating lives of salmon while doing yoga, then they will have the chance to participate in art activities.

Build a Better World: An Enlightening Look at Sanitation
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A talk by Karen Pallansch, the CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises. She will discuss what happens to the local water supply when dirty water is flushed into the Potomac River and eventually ends ups trickling back down the sink faucet.

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