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.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Sweet Reads: A Literary-Themed Candy Diorama Contest
Connection: Crystal City Library (2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade)
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Join the Library and PBS’ “The Great American Read” to make a candy-filled diorama, recreating your favorite fictional scene! Bring a shoebox, and we will provide the candy and crafts to create your vision. When you’re finished, enter your masterpiece in our contest (K-5, Teen, or Adult), judged by our librarian and PBS staff for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
Thursday, Aug. 30
Advance Screening: The Great American Read
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Join PBS and WETA TV 26 for an exclusive advance screening and discussion of “Who Am I,” the first themed episode leading up to the grand finale of The Great American Read. The one hour documentary explores the question: How do the books we love answer the question, “Who Am I?”
Friday, Aug. 31
Columbia Pike Movie Nights: The Wizard of Oz
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S Dinwiddie St)
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Enjoy a musically marvelous movie every Friday Night just after sunset. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook or Twitter pages to find out about possible cancellation. We make that call typically by 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Roosevelt Island Parkrun
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
We are a free, weekly, timed 5K that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am at Roosevelt Island parkrun. Register one time ever on www.parkrun.us for your personal athlete barcode & bring with you to every parkrun.
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Statues of Liberty gives thanks this holiday season and grateful for a few things this year.
It’s turkey time. Thanksgiving Eve is upon us and extra revelry can be expected at some local bars tonight, ahead of the holiday. Please be careful on the roads and…
The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
Outstanding Young Artist