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, July 23
Arlington Cares: A Celebration of Volunteerism
National Rural Electric Cooperative (4301 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arlington Cares will celebrate current members at this free event. Local nonprofit and county partners will share their work and promote community service opportunities.
Protecting our Environment Through Effective Advocacy
Arlington Central Library, Bluemont Room (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
EcoAction Arlington will hold an interest meeting for a new committee on environmental advocacy, focused on civic engagement. EcoAction Arlington asks that attendees RSVP.
Wednesday, July 24
Long & Foster Charity Hawaiian Bingo Night*
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
This evening fundraiser will benefit the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. There will be $4,000 worth prizes and giveaways throughout the evening, as well as food and drink.
Writing Nonfiction 101
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Local author, Dave Price, will share his advice on editing and revising. This event is free but the library asks attendees to RSVP online. This event is part of a series offering various writing tips.
Thursday, July 25
Food Truck Green Day
Crystal City BID (220 20th Street S.)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Crystal City BID, JBG Smith and Curbside Kitchen are partnering to bring together food trucks together for lunch while eliminating styrofoam use.
Friday, July 26
Fridays at the Fountain
Crystal City Waterpark (1601 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-9 p.m.
The weekly pop-up beer garden invites the community to enjoy a variety of beverages while listening to live music. Food from a local vendor will also be available for purchase.
Saturday, July 27
Ballston Field Day*
Washington Liberty High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Ballston BID invites the community to participate in a variety of athletic challenges. A mandatory $5 fee raises money for Doorways — a nonprofit fighting domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event
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Arlington’s NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the biggest civil rights and social justice event of the year.
A multi-year project to improve bus transit along Columbia Pike has been delayed by design problems associated with the proposed bus shelters.
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.