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Arlington Agenda: December 11-17

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 Home Buyer Class *
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd #101)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

A comprehensive class highlighting what you need to know to buy a home. Learn terminology, what happens at each stage of the transaction, strategies for negotiating a purchase price and the types of loans available. Admission is free.

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

A place for like-minded creatives to work on art, craft, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. December’s theme is “The Nightmare Before Giftmas,” where attendees can enjoy the animated film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”


Winemaker Dinner *
Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-10:30 p.m.

A multi-course dinner featuring Angelo Gaja wines and foods from the Piedmont and Tuscany regions of Italy. Admission costs $120 per person. Foods and drinks will be paired throughout the meal, with the chance to buy bottles afterwards.

Should the Name of Washington-Lee High School Be Changed? *
Marymount University Phelan Hall (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington Committee of 100 discusses whether the name of Washington-Lee High School should be changed, as Fairfax County did with JEB Stuart earlier this year. Panelists will discuss whether the name is still appropriate in 2017.

Clarendon Chanukah Menorah Lighting *
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Clarendon lights its six-foot Menorah as part of the county’s annual Hanukkah celebrations, led by Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington. The evening will include traditional Jewish food, live entertainment and chocolate gelt and dreidels.


Rosslyn Carols! Holiday Concert
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: Noon to 10 p.m.

A fun holiday experience around the Christmas tree at Central Place Plaza. The event will include a lunchtime concert, a DJ, caroling from HB-Woodlawn School and a live evening concert. Attendees can also have photos in a life-size snow globe.

Chanukah on Ice *
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Hanukkah at Pentagon Row’s outdoor ice rink with ice skating, a free raffle, the lighting of a six-foot Menorah and food including hot Latkes and kosher hot dogs. Admission costs $13 per person and includes skate rental.


National Chamber Ensemble “Holiday Cheer!” Concert
Universalist Unitarian Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

The NCE welcomes the holiday season with its concert, “Holiday Cheer!” It will bring classical pieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. NCE’s Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award winner for piano competition will perform.

U.S. Army Fife and Drump Corps Winter Concert
Clarendon United Methodist Church (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp’s winter concert. The Fife and flute players of the organization will showcase classical, traditional and military fife/flute music of the 18th Century, as well as seasonal holiday music.


The Nutcracker Tea
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

A nutcracker tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, presented by the BalletNova Center For Dance, which produces performances of The Nutcracker each year. Each year, BalletNova brings The Nutcracker to the community in a variety of ways, this being one.

Live Nativity With Petting Zoo
Calloway UM Church (5000 Lee Highway)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Calloway United Methodist Church invites the entire community to the Living Nativity, featuring characters and a live petting zoo for children and adults alike. Free refreshments will be served, with other activities on offer too.

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