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Arlington Agenda: February 25-March 3

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, Feb. 26

Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour — Hosted by The Boeser Group and Nicole McNabb Real Estate*
Century 21 Redwood Realty (1934 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately, all while getting your questions answered with complimentary appetizers and drinks.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Bisnow’s Amazon HQ2-Apalooza*
National Gateway II (3550 S. Clark Street)
Time: 7:30-11 a.m.

Join the region’s leading commercial real estate and economic prognosticators as they forecast the future of Amazon’s Arlington headquarters and its potential impact on the Northern Virginia area.

Breakfast Connection – Combined with Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Holiday Inn Rosslyn (1900 N. Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 7:30-9 a.m.

This event focuses on roundtable power networking and provides attendees the chance to exchange business cards, develop new prospects and share a 60-second pitch with each table.

Saturday, March 2

Yoga Basics in Ballston!
The Teal Center (4001 9th Street N. #230)
Time: 9-10 a.m.

This basics class is dedicated to helping you fall in love with yoga. You’ll get to explore new shapes, new ways of breathing and new ways of relating to your own body.

Erin Miller Book Launch
The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Memorial Ave & Schley Drive)
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Meet Erin Miller, granddaughter of WASP Elaine Harmon, and author of “Final Flight Final Fight.”

Crosshairs Garage Races
201 12th Street S.
Time: 4-9 p.m.

The region’s only underground bike race returns to Crystal City. The series, held on Saturdays in March, challenges amateur and elite cyclists alike to compete weekly for prizes and points in pursuit of the “Petty Cup.”

Sunday, March 3

Open House for American Sport Karate
Central United Methodist Church (4201 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

Witness a thrilling demonstration of spinning kicks, whirling bo-staffs, and real wooden boards being smashed to bits.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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“Probing the highly imaginative, inspired mind of Teresa Oaxaca is not altogether unlike having a present-day conversation with an Old Master,” says Nashville Arts Magazine.

Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.

Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.

See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207

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Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.

Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.

Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).

Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.

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ACFCU’s Homebuying Happy Hour

Are you ready to buy your first home, but concerned about saving for a down payment? Grab a drink and join us for 45 minutes to learn more about how you can buy your first house with 3%, 5%, or

Azure Dream Day Spa Grand Opening

Azure Dream Day Spa is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration at their beautiful new spa located at 901 N. Quincy St. on Friday, August 12 from 5-9 p.m.

All are invited to come tour the new spa and to take

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