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Arlington Agenda: December 17-23

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, Dec. 17

Happy Little Paint Night
Columbia Pike Library Branch (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Create a miniature painting inspired by Bob Ross as we follow along to an episode of “The Joy of Painting”. When you’re finished with your masterpiece give it as a gift or hang on a tree to let your creativity shine. All supplies provided.

In-Person Community Listening Session on Amazon
Gunston Middle School (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Arlington leaders will host Amazon-focused town halls to let residents share their concerns about the tech giant, ahead of a planned February vote on the deal to bring the company’s new headquarters to the county.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

CACI Ballston Toastmasters Meeting
CACI International Building (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Holiday Sing A Long
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m

Sing along to holiday favorites with live accompaniment and warm fire pits. And enjoy free warm libations from Heritage Brewing Company, free Nicecream hot cocoa, and free s’mores and roasted marshmallows from Williams-Sonoma.

Self-Defense Class: Raising Money for the Family of Steven Wilson
CrossFit South Arlington(607 S. Ball Street)
Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

The class will offer instruction on basic physical self-defense techniques for dealing with a variety of situations while using drills and simulated attack scenarios. All proceeds will go to the Steven Wilson Memorial Education Fund, honoring a Maryland realtor killed in a suburban Maryland model home earlier this month.

Friday, Dec. 21

Sound Check Music Bingo
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

It’s bingo with a twist as Mister Days tests your music knowledge. You have to figure out the song in 30 seconds and then match it to your bingo card. Get five in a row in any direction to win the game.

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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!

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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!

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