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Arlington Agenda: January 7-13

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, Jan. 7

Arlington Democrats/Run for Something Open House for Prospective Political Candidates
Shirlington Public Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington Democrats will host their first open house for candidates interested in pursuing the committee’s nominations/endorsements in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 cycles, and beyond. Arlington Democrats will provide an overview of the party nomination and endorsement process, while Run for Something will offer a primer on the nuts and bolts of running a campaign.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Arlington Committee of 100: Amazon HQ2
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Arlington landed Amazon’s HQ2. Now what? Victor Hoskins of Arlington Economic Development and Stephen Moret of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership join the discussion.

Info Session for Student Trip to Germany with Arlington/Aachen Sister City Exchange
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Students are invited to learn more about the July 2019 program, which includes a two-week homestay in Arlington’s sister city of Aachen plus three days in Berlin, the capital of Germany.

Friday, Jan. 11

Opening Reception at Cody Gallery: Hilda Shapiro Thorpe
Cody Gallery of Marymount University (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cody Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Baltimore native Hilda Shapiro Thorpe. Thorpe’s work, often investigating color, scale, physicality and fragility, speaks with great relevance to the contemporary work developed today.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Paint, Build, Create!
Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

This annual event is free and open to the public and will feature STEM-based projects for all ages and abilities, including bubble painting, mirror boxes, kaleidoscopes, kinetic sand, cup and string telephones, simple levers, slime and lots more.

Great Gift, But How Does this Gadget Work?
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Got a gadget as a gift that you can’t figure out? Want to get started using your new eBook reader or Kindle? Drop in to get help with your newly gifted gadget.

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