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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 24-30

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.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Spirit of Community Luncheon*
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Avenue)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Each year, the Arlington Community Foundation recognizes an individual and/or organization who epitomizes the true spirit of our Arlington community. This year Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez is being honored with the 2018 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award while Arlington Free Clinic is being presented with the 2018 Community Impact Award.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Piketoberfest! Columbia Pike’s Oktoberfest at BrickHaus*
BrickHaus (2900 Columbia Pike)

Beer, brats, pretzels — what else does one need to celebrate Oktoberfest? Introducing Piketoberfest, Columbia Pike’s Oktoberfest celebration. Food and drink specials will be offered all day long.

Oktoberfest and Fun Run at Cathedral of St. Thomas More*
Cathedral of St. Thomas More (3901 Cathedral Lane)
Time: 4:30-9 p.m.

The course will be four quarter mile laps around the perimeter of the STM property and can be a family relay or individual participant. The $20 entry fee per family ($10 indiv) benefits the St. Lucy Project of the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington. VCO Orthodontics is sponsoring t-shirts for all participants and a water station.

Free Community Paper Shredding Event
Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N. Montague Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

A church in Arlington’s Boulevard Manor neighborhood is holding a free community drive-in paper shredding event. This event was rescheduled from an earlier date. The church is requesting non-perishable food or monetary donations to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

BBQ, Boots & Bingo
Columbus Club of Arlington (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The family-friendly event will include picnic fare, moon bounces, face painting, crafts, bingo, music and more. Tickets (adult $20; child $10; or family $50) are available online at The ticket price includes admission, food, beverages, activities and a chance to win prizes.

Crystal City Oktoberfest
The Lot (220 20th Street S.)
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Billed as Northern Virginia’s largest Oktoberfest, the inaugural Crystal City Oktoberfest is set to offer 50+ breweries with 100+ craft beers to sample. There will also be a selection of eats from the area’s top food trucks.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Valley Fest 2018
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Valley Fest is a collaboration and celebration of the Four Mile Run Valley arts groups and local businesses. Local artists will showcase their work and food trucks will offer plenty to eat, while a kid’s zone will keep the rest of the family busy. The festival is free to attend. Beer packages will be offered for sale.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Join the NAACP Arlington Branch, HOME of Virginia, and Equal Rights Center for the 2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference on April 15th to discuss the threats and opportunities to advancing fair housing policy across the state and within Arlington.

The half-day, in-person event will feature speakers from fair housing advocacy organizations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and focus on fair housing policy trends in Virginia and Arlington County. The conference aims to advance the understanding of issues and policies related to equity and affirmatively further fair housing among local officials, advocates, and members of the public.

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Is home ownership a goal of yours in 2023? Now is the time to make it happen! Grab a (virtual) drink with the area’s top Real Estate experts, learn all about the home buying process and on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately!

Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend $150K in 5 years of renting? Stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 5th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. If this time doesn’t work, we also are offering times convenient for your schedule!

A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia, Arlington and Washingtonian Magazines top producing agents! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking here.

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Private School Fair

Congressional School to Host MONA Private School Fair Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM
Congressional School in Falls Church, VA is delighted to host the MONA (Mothers of North Arlington) at an upcoming Private School Fair. Private schools from around

WHS Spring Festival

Join us at the WHS Spring Festival on April 22, 2023, from 10am- 3pm at Wakefield High School(main parking lot). Come out to shop, play, and eat!

Shop local vendors, arts & crafts, new and used items, food vendors/trucks, and


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