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Arlington Agenda: July 29-August 4

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, July 29

Bad Art Night III
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The library invites people 18 and over to gather for an evening of art creation. As part of the 2019 Summer Reading program, attendees of all talent levels can create their own masterpiece.

CIA and the Presidents: The Agency’s Changing Relationship with the White House
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

CIA Chief Historian, David Robarge will discuss the changing relationship between the President and the CIA.

Trends in Baseball: 1995-2019
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

David Raglin from the Society for American Baseball Research will discuss some of the changes to baseball in recent years: like more strikeouts, more home runs, and longer games.

Thursday, August 1

Dark Star Park Alignment
Dark Star Park (1655 Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 9:30-9:35 a.m.

Each year on August 1 at exactly 9:32 a.m. the shadows cast by the poles and sculpture spheres align with patterns on the ground to mark the day in 1860 when William Henry Ross acquired Rosslyn

The Street as University: Experience Street Wisdom in Arlington
Metropolitan Park (550 14th Road S.)

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

This three-hour guided tour will teach participants new strategies for finding inspiration. Spots are limited and those interested must register at [email protected]

Friday, August 2

First Friday in the Art Underground
Crystal City Shops at 2100 (1600 Crystal City Drive)

Time: 5-7 p.m.

This monthly event invites the public to check out a new art exhibit displaying various formats including paintings to sculptures. The exhibits are free and open to everyone.

Saturday, August 3

Netherlands Carillon Performance
Netherlands Carillon (1400 N. Meade Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

This free concert series features Dutch artist, Gijsbert Kok playing the carillon, which was a gift from the Netherlands after WWII. It is made up of over 50 bells.

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Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities. Our programs offer different schedules ranging from 7:30 am-5:30 pm for students, ages 2-5. We feature a full-day Jr. kindergarten class for older 4’s/5’s. Our facility includes a full-sized gymnasium, school chapel, and library. All of our students enjoy music and physical education weekly. Children have an opportunity to participate in enrichment classes such as soccer, basketball, ballet, and science.

We offer Summer Camp with weekly themes and twice a week water play, including Fun Friday moon bounce. Please join us for our Open House Feb. 3 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Click here to sign-up.

For more information or to schedule a tour, visit us at www.stcharlesarlington.org or call (703) 527-0608.

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Join the free presentation to learn about courses and meet the instructors. This is Encore Learning’s signature event to highlight the upcoming semester with brief presentations by each instructor.

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