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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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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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