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Arlington Agenda: October 9-15

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.


Community Cup Golf Classic *
Washington Golf & Country Club (307 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

An annual day of friendly golf competition to raise money for the Arlington Community Foundation. Proceeds from the event help support the foundation’s grants and scholarship programs as well as community initiatives.

Tenth at Ten Oktoberfest
Ten at Clarendon (3110 10th Street N.)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Stop by the Living Room to enjoy free beer tastings, signature cocktails and catered hors d’oeuvres to celebrate Oktoberfest at one of Clarendon’s newest apartment buildings. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required.


County Board and School Board Candidate Forums *
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100 presents candidate forums between those vying for seats on the Arlington County Board and Arlington School Board. Audience members will be invited to submit questions for candidates.

Local History Talk: Life in Union Forts
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Learn more about the local history of Arlington County with historian Mark Benbow of the Arlington Historical Society. Benbow will discuss life at the Civil War forts that used to be located in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood.


Washington’s Capital Brewmaster
Marymount University Reinsch Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A program on Christian Heurich, Washington D.C.’s most successful and oldest brewer. Dr. Mark Benbow draws on family papers and photos to chronicle Heurich’s life and the evolving beer industry before and after Prohibition.


Capital Weather Gang Speaker
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 12-1:40 p.m.

Jason Samenow of The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang will talk about weather, including if storms in the local area have gotten worse, how they predict weather and more as part of the church’s monthly Faith Food and Fellowship.


Night in the Garden of Spain *
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The National Chamber Ensemble’s opening night spotlights the musical culture of Spain. The program includes the music of Granados, Turina, Casals, de Falla and Albeniz. NCE will also premiere a new creation with Bowen McCauley Dance.

Arlington County’s Fall E-CARE
Yorktown High School (5201 28th Street N.)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An event where residents can safely dispose of hazardous household materials, recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes, clothing and more. Residents can also swap an old CFL lightbulb for a new LED bulb (one per household, while supplies last).

Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Disaster Response
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3022 Woodlawn Ave.)
Time: 1-6 p.m.

Enjoy music, German food and entertainment, polka lessons, a chicken dance flash mob and a Schnitzelbank sing along among other activities at Holy Trinity’s Oktoberfest celebrations. Tickets cost $20 per adult or $45 per family.


Kinhaven 5K *
Bluemont Park (325 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.

A flat out and back course with a 5K, Kids 1K and free Toddler Dash on offer for runners, walkers and strollers. The eighth annual race also will include music, a dance party, refreshments, free face painting and a free moon bounce.

Pints4Paws Beer Festival
Courthouse Plaza (2250 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

A beer festival with unlimited craft beer tastings, food trucks and vendors offering animal-related goods and services, all to support the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. The event also includes a costume contest for dogs, with prizes.

Latino American Festival
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 2-6 p.m.

Celebrate Arlington’s rich diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month with this festival, which includes live music and dance, dozens of artisan and community vendors, authentic Latino food, free activities for kids and live arts programming.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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