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. 14
1st Time Home Buyer Seminar*
1600 Wilson Blvd
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In this free class, the Keri Shull and Orange Line Living Team will teach you everything you need to know about buying your first home, from your first steps exploring the market to throwing your housewarming party.
Exploring Secret Histories: An evening with the Atlas Obscura Society D.C.
Columbia Pike Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Join Matt Blitz, journalist at Arlington Magazine and head of the Atlas Obscura Society D.C., to unfold secret histories and discover overlooked places in Arlington and the metro area.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Microsoft Excel: Basics
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:45 p.m.
Excel can help you organize your data within spreadsheets and then track and visualize the data for better management and insight into large amounts of information. In this class learn to create worksheets, navigate toolbars, enter text and more.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Rain Gardens in Storm Water Management
Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Aileen Winquist, Arlington County’s watershed outreach program manager, will speak on the county’s storm water management program with particular attention to use of rain gardens. Free and open to the public.
Meet the Chair
George Mason University (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Get face-to-face with the chair of the Arlington County Board, Christian Dorsey. After hearing the chair’s 2019’s initiatives, the event will open up for questions from the audience in a town hall forum. This event is free to attend, but registration is requested.
Arlington Child Care Initiative Community Open House
Arlington County Department of Human Services (2100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Drop in any time between 7 and 9 pm to provide feedback on staff recommendations related to changes to the zoning ordinance and local child care codes. The County Board is weighing a series of potential tweaks regarding standards for daycare centers and their staff.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event
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Arlington and its neighbors have become more segregated in the last 10 years while fair housing legislation at the state level faces significant roadblocks. Arlington’s fair housing enforcement, education, and commitment to equity practices in housing policy and programs are beginning to show signs of improvement but much more needs to be done.
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.
2nd Annual Arlington Fair Housing Conference
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.
Call/text Manavi at 703-869-6698 with any questions!
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