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Arlington Agenda: May 13-19

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, May 13

Auditions: Disney’s Newsies
Encore’s Main Campus (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Students ages 15 through college and adults are invited to audition for Disney’s Newsies. Students ages 11 through 14 may attend a specific youth audition. Students ages 12 through college students and adults are invited to audition for stage crew.

Tuesday, May 14

Pilates in the Park at Pentagon Row
Pentagon Row Plaza (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Join Club Pilates for a free mat class every Tuesday in the plaza at Pentagon Row. #BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) — we’ll provide fabulous and knowledgeable instructors.

Wednesday, May 15

Arlington Community Chorus Spring Concert
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

“Sing On!” is the theme of the free Arlington Community Chorus Spring Concert. The chorus will perform a variety of classical, contemporary and world music. Accompanying the group will be pianist Diane Carsten-Pelak and guest musicians.

Thursday, May 16

There’s No Place Like Home: A Celebration*
Arlington Arts Center (3350 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Bring friends and make new ones at a celebration of home that will include entertainment, art, food and drink. Life is an obstacle course. Join us for this evening to benefit Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.

Friday, May 17

Bike to Work Day*
Ten pit stops around Arlington
Time: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Keep your car parked, hop on a bike, and celebrate bicycling as a fun, healthy, and sustainable way to get around on Bike to Work Day. Register here.

Better Angels: Reuniting America Documentary
The Church at Clarendon (1210 N. Highland Street)
Time: 8-10:30 p.m.

Join us to view and discuss this documentary about communicating across political party lines, understanding beyond stereotypes of conservatives and liberals, and finding common humanity. Register here.

Saturday, May 18

95th Annual Lyon Park Spring Fair
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Annual Lyon Park Spring Fair is a family centered event with vintage carnival games, moon bounces, cake-a-bout, face painting, toddler zone, cotton candy and more. Concessions, a bake sale and a plant sale are also part of the event.

Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12-6 p.m.

The Ballston Improvement District (BID) invites you to Rock the Block at the first annual Quarterfest presented by Dittmar. This neighborhood street festival celebrates the newly opened Ballston Quarter and benefits local Arlington charities.

Sunday, May 19

High School students in a computer labTalk on Parenting in the Digital Age
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (4250 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 10-11 a.m.

Dr. Ginger Jones, a clinical psychologist for nearly 20 years, is in private practice in McLean. She works with children, adults and families for the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, to name a few areas.

Church at Clarendon 110th Anniversary
Church at Clarendon (1210 N. Highland Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Church at Clarendon will celebrate their 110th Anniversary with an Anniversary and Fellowship Celebration. The theme is “Celebrating Across Generations” for this special Sunday service starting at 11 a.m., followed by a Luncheon. RSVP online.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!

– No app necessary. Simply go to the website if you’d like!
– No account necessary
– Use your current location or a desired location
– Add restaurants you’re interested in, invite your friends, and play the game!

Submit your own Community Post here.

Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above.  In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).

When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM. 

Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.

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Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

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