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, Oct. 9
The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens at bars/pubs on the second Tuesday of every month in multiple cities around the world. On the night of the event, show up at The Board Room for puzzles to solve while you enjoy drinks and food. Most teams take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to solve a typical puzzle set.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Community Forum: The Opioid Epidemic
Virginia Hospital Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
Virginia Hospital Center Foundation and its Women’s Health Circle are hosting a free Community Forum to discuss the public health concerns around the opioid epidemic. Complimentary parking is available in Zone B (Gold Garage) and pre-registration is requested for this free event.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Rosslyn Cider Fest
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
The Rosslyn Cider Fest offers chance to learn more about this alcoholic beverage that’s favored by many who don’t like beer. Eight cideries will be in attendance, along with live music and food trucks. Products are available to sample for $10 (8 samples). Tickets are available online. Attendees can also visit the outdoor bar to purchase beer, wine and full-sized cider bottles.
Desegregating Arlington School Sports*
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Arlington’s African-American kids could finally attend white schools starting in 1959, but that was just the first step of a longer battle that played out in government and PTA meetings. A panel featuring local high school athletes will discuss this part of Arlington’s history.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Future with Hope Women’s Conference*
St. Agnes Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The third-annual conference for Catholic women over 40 will take place Oct. 12-13 at St. Agnes Church. Featured speakers include Mary Elizabeth Sperry, author of “Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life.”
Marymount Farmers Market Oktoberfest
Marymount University Farmers Market (4620 Lee Highway)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Brats, Liab und Schneid music, raffles, strudel, face-painting and more at the Marymount Farmers Market Oktoberfest. Grilled German sausages will be served and Viennese bakers will be wearing traditional attire. The event is hosted in partnership with the Marymount Farmers Market and Marymount University Homecoming
Live in Arlington Info Fair
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
This event offers free information about housing opportunities in Arlington, providing an opportunity to meet with housing professionals including mortgage lenders, real estate agents, apartment rental professionals, and representatives of government and not-for-profit organizations.
Night of Horror II: Return of the Overdue Books
Columbia Pike Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Warning: Prepare to be scared! This event is recommended for brave teens and adults. Join the Arlington Public Library on a venture through this haunted library and try to escape the horrors of the stacks, dead authors, and librarians of the living dead. Online registration is required.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Kinhaven 5K & Kids 1K
Bluemont Park (325 N. Manchester Street)
The Kinhaven 5k and Kids 1k will have music, refreshments, face painting and more. The 5k begins at 9 a.m. with a free toddler dash starting at 9:45 a.m. The kids 1k race starts at 9:50 a.m. The adult 5k costs $35, while the kids 1k costs $10. Registration is available online.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event