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Arlington Agenda: September 30-October 6

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 30

Chatter On Books Live Podcast Recording
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street) 
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

The podcast “Chatter On Books” will record their latest episode at One More Page Books with Washington Post journalist Will Haygood, where they will discuss Haygood’s book, “Tigerland: 1968-19969: A City Divided, A Nation Torn Apart, And A Magical Season Of Healing.”

Learn How to Buy Your First Home*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn valuable advice on how to purchase your first home, such as how to calculate a budget and finding off-market properties. Attending the free event includes a bonus $1,500 credit towards a new home or early lease termination.

Tuesday, October 1

Visas and Working in the United States
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

This forum will provide an overview of how visas and work permits operate for people seeking employment in the United States, such as how an employer might sponsor a work permit and the different paths and options are for obtaining a work permit for non-citizens.

Thursday, October 3

Ballston Street Bash & Mega Market*
Welburn Square and N. Stuart Street (N. Stuart St. and 9th St. N)
Time: 3-8 p.m. 

Celebrate the Ballston neighborhood with live music from local artists, a VIDA Fitness beer and wine garden, and shopping with local vendors and farmers. Bands include White Ford Bronco, Jumpin’ Jupiter, and more. Free, with $5 drink tickets.

Accelerating Urban Agriculture in Arlington
Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m. 

Join the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture for a discussion on sustainable urban agriculture with County Board Member Erik Gutshall and guest speaker Wythe Marschall, featuring a curated local menu from Barley Mac.

Arlington’s Most Instagrammable Spots – Courthouse Edition
Mom’s Organic Market (1901 N. Veitch Street) 
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

WalkArlington presents a walk through the Courthouse neighborhood, exploring all of its coolest public art. Free, with beverages and snacks provided. The walk will go for approximately one mile, with stops to take photographs.

Friday, October 4

Oktoberfest 2019 
Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Blvd) 
Time: 4-11 p.m. 

Courthaus Social’s Oktoberfest includes two days of partying, featuring food, games, live music, and plenty of beer. Free, family and pet-friendly. Featured games include “Brewery Bingo” and Cornhole, with prizes available.

Art & Pizza Night for Kids 
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Parents are invited to take the night off while their children attend a night of fun at Art House 7. There will be an art project led by two teenagers, pizza provided, and a movie. There will be an adult in the building to supervise. Sign up required.

Saturday, October 5

The Mid-Atlantic Open Pickleball Tournament 
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.) 
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Over 300 pickleball players from the mid-Atlantic region are coming to Arlington to compete for the gold. This is the fourth year of the giant tournament, partnered with two charity groups: the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Arena and Educate the Girls, Inc.

Home Run for the Homeless 5k Walk/Run
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m. 

Run or walk during this race to support the charity groups Homestretch, Community Lodgings, and Bridges to Independence, local nonprofits providing housing, employment, and child services to homeless parents and their children. $40 for adults, and $20 for those 17 and under.

NoVA Mac and Cheese Festival*
UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.

Cheese lovers, assemble. Sample from over 30 different types of mac and cheese and help vote for Northern VA’s Best Mac and Cheese. In addition, there will be craft beers, ciders, and wines available to wash it all down. Tickets required, starting at $20.

Beckett’s Celtic Festival 
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street) 
Time: 12-7 p.m.

For the sixth year of the annual festival, Campbell Avenue will shut down, and in its place there will be live music, dancers, and pipers taking over the streets. Family-friendly, with the party moving indoors at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 6

Arlington and Alexandria City Candidate Forum 
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.) 
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

The League of Women Voters of Arlington will host a “candid-dating forum” for the public. Attendees have 10 minutes to ask questions with local candidates running for office from Arlington County and Alexandria City. General Assembly candidates will be present from 2:30-3:30, and those running for local offices will be from 3:30-4:30.

Drag Queen Bingo…With Tiny Kittens! 
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Join the Animal Welfare League of Arlington along with Caring Hands Animal Support & Education at Arlington Drafthouse Cinema for a bingo evening to help support animals in need. Fabulous MC’s from the Imperial Court of Washington DC will be leading the bingo game. Tickets are $25 and include admission and one bingo card. All proceeds to charity.

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The Arlington-Aachen High School exchange is returning this summer and currently accepting applicants.

The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.

Former participants have this to say:

_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._

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