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Arlington Agenda: September 16-22

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 16

Toastmasters Presents: Telling Your Story in An Elevator Speech 
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m

Learn how to pitch yourself to potential employers with confidence at free this communication workshop.

Tuesday, September 17

Make It Tuesday: Macrame Feathers
The Connection: Crystal City Pop-Up Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Spend the afternoon learning how to macrame feathers at this free event, where supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wednesday, September 18

EcoAction Movie Screening – The Economics of Happiness
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hear how communities across the world come together and invest in local economics at this movie screening. Tickets are $10.

Death Cafe: Exploring the Subject of Death
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Chat about death and other end of life issues over cups of tea at this informal group session, where Jamie Arthurs from Dignity Memorial and Jane Morrison from Capital Caring will be facilitating conversation.

Thursday, September 19

ORTHO OIC Opens First Independent Orthopedic Urgent Care in Arlington*
ORTHO OIC Orthopedic Immediate Care (1701 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The grand opening of ORTHO OIC will honor NFL Hall of Fame and former Redskins player Bruce Smith, along with a ribbon cutting with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Business After Business
MedStar Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

At the end of the business day, network over food, beer, wine and soft drinks at this event. Free, with registration required.

Yearning to Breathe Free: The Roots of Central American Migration
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This panel discussion explores how immigration from Central America resulted from political instability, economic crisis, climate change, and more.

Saturday, September 21

International Coastal Cleanup
Barcroft Park (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join EcoArlington for their annual fall cleanup at Barcroft Park, part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

Amy Stewart with Kopp Sisters On The March
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 3-4 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart will read from her latest fiction novel, “Kopp Sisters on the March,” about American women in WWI.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – The Arlington Players
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-11 p.m.

Enjoy this family-friendly performance of the Disney classic, “Beauty and the Beast.” Tickets range from $15 for children/students, $22 for seniors, and $25 for adults.

Sunday, September 22

Drawing Workshop with the Armed Services Arts Partnership and Arlington Arts Center
Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Spend the afternoon at this drawing workshop in the Arlington Arts Center. All levels of artistry are welcome.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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Join MoCA Arlington Summer Camps at Marymount University and learn the fundamentals of handbuilding, throwing on a wheel, glazing, and much more. In this two-week course, students will explore hand building techniques, wheel throwing, and strengthen ideas that exemplify individual artist expression guided by professional working artists. Students of all skill levels are welcome!

Visit MoCA Arlington’s Website here and the registration page to secure your space today!

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Please join us on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm for the Glencarlyn Home Tour in Arlington’s historic Glencarlyn neighborhood.  Among the featured homes will be a sparkling new home by A&N Builders at 5604-4th St. South. The inviting front porch opens to a light-filled space featuring high ceiling, wood floors, gas fireplace,  Pella windows, Shrock cabinets, Quartz countertop, and JennAir appliances.  Doors from the family room open to a large covered porch with a few steps to the level, landscaped rear yard.  Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, and linen storage.  The big lower level has a rec room, gym space, and a fifth bedroom and bathroom plus even more storage.  After leaving the home, stroll to the Ball-Sellers home, the oldest residence in Arlington, the community gardens at the library, Carlin Hall, and the 94 acre Glencarlyn Park. A lovely way to while away a late spring afternoon.

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Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved.

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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Treat yourself this Independence Day with a world-class, private 4th of July extravaganza at the Military Women’s Memorial – a premier National Capital Region site.

Great food, fun, and the best views of Washington DC’s spectacular fireworks display. Relax, enjoy,


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