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, September 9
1st Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to avoid common mistakes when buying your first home at this seminar, plus earn a $1,500 credit towards a new home or early lease termination. Event is free.
Thursday, September 12
Grand Opening – Potomac Kempo Martial Arts Studio*
Potomac Kempo (3650 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Meet martial arts instructors and enjoy refreshments at the free grand opening of Potomac Kempo’s fifth location.
William Rosenau – Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Join author William Rosenau as he shares insights from his upcoming book, “Tonight We Bombed The U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group.” The event is free.
Friday, September 13
Fridays at the Fountain
Crystal City Water Park (1601 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-9 p.m.
The monthly beer-garden pop-up will feature a rotating selection of food and drink, with live music from local bands and musicians.
Saturday, September 14
Music at Resurrection*
Resurrection Lutheran Church (6201 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3-4 p.m.
A free recital by Patrick Merrill Harpsichord, featuring works by Couperin, Bach, and Handel. Reception to follow. Photo via Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church Facebook.
Sunday, September 15
Glencarlyn Library Garden (300 S. Kensington Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The free fall celebration at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden includes face painting and refreshments, along with local vendors.
League of Women Voters Meet & Greet
Arlington Central Library – Bluemont Room (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Learn about the League of Women Voters of Arlington and their volunteer opportunities. Free.
*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
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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