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.
Monday, April 30
John Connolly: He, and Laurel and Hardy Short Films
One More Page Books (2200 N Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
John Connolly discusses his novel He, which focuses on Stan Laurel’s wildly successful and tender partnership with Oliver Hardy during the wild anarchy of early Hollywood. John has also licensed the rights to several Laurel and Hardy short films.
Tuesday, May 1
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Arlington County Courthouse (1425 N. Courthouse Road)
Time: 2-4:30 p.m.
The Arlington County Bar Foundation hosts a free panel discussion for employers and employees on sexual harassment law.
Sustainable Landscaping: Problem Plants and Better Alternatives
Westover Library (1644 North McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners offer tips on ways to rid your yard of invasive species.
Wednesday, May 2
The Art and Science of Talking with Your Kids*
Temple Rodef Shalom (2100 Westmoreland St)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Dr. Wendy Mogel discusses how to help parents communicate with more warmth, respect, and sincerity, as well as foster open parent-child relationships. Tickets are available for $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.
Thursday, May 3
Arlington Reads: Richard Rothstein
Central Library (1015 N Quincy St)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, discusses his book: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
Friday, May 4
Free Kids’ Concert Fridays
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 10:30-1115 a.m.
Mr. Knick Knack performs a free concert for kids. Any children celebrating a birthday that week will receive a free ice cream scoop from Nicecream.
Saturday, May 5
Derby Day at Copperwood Tavern
Copperwood Tavern (4021 Campbell Ave)
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate Derby Day with a refreshing Jefferson’s Peach Julep and your farm-to-table brunch favorites. Wear your best derby outfit and tag Copperwood Tavern in your Instagram photo for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Derby Day Brunch at Quinn’s
Quinn’s (1776 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Quinn’s will be showing all of the races on its big screen TVs, with horseshoe on the patio and a $100 gift card prize for the best outfit of the day.
Sunday, May 6
Spring Celebration and Plant Sale
Glencarlyn Library Garden (300 South Kensington Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Native plants from Hill House Nursery, annuals and herbs from Country Gardens and plants propagated at the Glencarlyn Library Garden are available to purchase at this annual fundraising sale.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event
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The Arlington Sports Hall of Fame is extremely pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Induction Dinner, again in partnership with the Better Sports Club of Arlington, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Knights of Columbus, located at 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, Va.
Our dinner will pay tribute to all the honored members of the Hall of Fame and will induct the following six new Class of 2023 inductees, joining the 62 athletes, coaches and contributors who have been inducted into ASHOF since its founding in 1958:
Noel Deskins (Yorktown Class of ’79): Track & Field record-holder & Athlete of the Year at YHS and JMU
Eric Metcalf (O’Connell Class of ’85): Star NFL running back, football and track & field record-holder and Hall of Famer at both O’Connell and the University of Texas
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