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Arlington Agenda: August 20-26

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, Aug. 21

Upcycled Bicycle Belts
Arlington Central Library (1015 N Quincy St)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join members of Bike Arlington to learn how to create a belt using old bicycle parts. All materials and tools provided. Makers can keep the belts they make at the workshop. Registration required. For adults and teens in grades 6 and up.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Small Business Roundtable
Arlington Chamber of Commerce  (2009 14th st, North)
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Chamber’s monthly Small Business Roundtable offers an important educational opportunity to smaller businesses. The roundtable is free to members but space is limited and registration is requested. The topic of discussion changes monthly, allowing attendees to learn how to enhance their business and increase their success in a different way each month! This month’s topic: “Cyber Liability, Cyber Security, and Your Business’s Exposure,” presented by Matt Stephens of Clarke & Sampson, Inc.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Low-Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S Arlington Mill Dr)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Get your pet’s rabies vaccine and microchip at AWLA! Virginia law requires that all dogs and cats four months of age and older have a current rabies vaccine. Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. Waiting is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Rabies shot:$10.00. Microchip (including registration): $35.00.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Urban Agriculture: Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening
Westover Library (1644 North McKinley Road)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

What to plant when the weather starts to cool? Join us for this popular session & learn strategies for success. Think healthful greens like kale, collards and a wealth of lettuces. Fall is a delightful time to garden, with cool autumn days & waning pest populations. Learn inexpensive techniques to extend your harvest and even how you can enjoy some of your crops in the dead of winter! Presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(This Community Post was written by 9th Street Chamber Music and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts .)

9th Street Chamber Music is back in business for its second season! 9SCM is disrupting the stereotypes of classical music as stuffy, dry, and elite through dynamic yet accessible performances and its one-of-a-kind String Quartet Intensive for young musicians in the DC Metro area.

[9th Street Quartet](https://www.9thstreetchambermusic.com/9th-street- quartet)’s first concert is on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 PM. The group will offer, for the first time, a ‘Playlist Shuffle’ themed concert featuring single movements of string quartet favorites. Tickets for this concert can be found here, and are $20 for adults and FREE for all students under 18.

Rehearsals began Monday, September 27 for the String Quartet Intensive, welcoming 32 new and returning members to the program. These talented musicians in grades 7 through 12 represent over fifteen area schools throughout Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland, and are an integral part of the growing 9SCM community. Their first performance will take place on Monday, November 28 at 7:30 PM.

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Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!

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Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved. Join ACFCU for our Homebuying

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