Arlington Agenda: October 7-13

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, October 7

Planned Parenthood at Continental Beer Garden*
Continental Beer Garden (1901 Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

All proceeds from this open bar fundraising event will benefit local Planned Parenthood advocacy. Remarks will be held from Kelley Robinson, executive director for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and local politicians including Sen. Barbara Favola.

Housing Matters Forum 
Arlington County Bozman Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington property owners and landlords are invited to this community meeting on “Fair Housing and Discriminations.” Topics to be discussed including fair housing rights and impediments, rental subsidy, county resources, and more.

Tuesday, October 8

School Information Session
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive) 
Time: 8-9 a.m. 

Parents interested in The Sycamore School are invited to tour, speak with current staff, and meet the current Head of School. There will be a question and answer session, along with opportunities to chat with current students.

Teenage Kittens & How to Survive Them 
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Dogma Dog Bakery, learn how to take care of a kitten as it gets into its teenage years. The AWLA’s Training and Cat Behavior Counselor will offer advice and take questions.

Thursday, October 10

Crystal City Crafts Market
The Grounds (1102 S. Eads Street) 
Time: 4-8 p.m. 

Throughout the month of October, every Thursday the Crystal City Crafts Market will turn the Grounds into a “neighborhood living room” featuring wares from over 20 local businesses, live music, a beer garden, and food trucks.

Mental Wellness: It’s All in the Family 
Virginia Hospital Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive) 
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Area experts will offer advice on how to help children and teens with anxiety through fostering supportive environments in the home. Topics include navigating co-parenting and managing anxiety in high-performance environments, among others.

Saturday, October 12

Book It For Books 5K/One Mile Run*
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street) 
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, this 5K and/or one-mile run will raise funds to provide books for children across the region. Pre-registration is now open, and awards will be given to overall male and female finishers.

Saint Ann Annual Fall Festival*
Saint Ann School (980 N. Frederick Street) 
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

This annual family-friendly festival features fall-themed rides, games, moon bounces, face-painting, and a cakewalk contest. In addition, there will be live music, a “wine walk” for adults, and a beer garden. Rain or shine, free event.

Arlingtones Barbershop a Cappella Show*
NRECA Building Auditorium (4301 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

Join the Arlingtones a cappella barbershop group for their annual fall show, featuring performances from the mid-Atlantic quartet “Forecast.” The Arlingtones quartet “The Blue Notes” will make their debut. $15 tickets include food and drink.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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Join the Alexandria Symphony for their Home for the Holidays concert on December 17-18.

Grab some friends and sign up for Parks & Rec’s Eugene J. Green Memorial Winter Basketball League! Adults 18+ can register teams of up to 12 people for the ten-game season. Cost is $765 per team. Games are Mondays and/or Wednesdays at Arlington Mill Community Center starting the week of Jan. 4. Sign up here by Dec. 11.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Join us at Art House 7 this Saturday 4-7pm for our Annual Open House – Teacher and Student art show!

  • Meet our teachers
  • See student and teacher artwork
  • Teacher’s paintings, ceramics, notecards will be for sale
  • Enjoy beverages and light refreshments
  • All attendees get a $20 gift certificate off a class
  • 30% off everything in our Supply Store for holiday gifts

Sat. Dec. 3, 4-7pm

Art House 7
5537 Langston Blvd.
Arlington VA 22207

Submit your own Announcement here.

National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.

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Washington-Liberty Annual Holiday Bazaar

Join us Saturday December 3 from 10 to 4 p.m. at W-L High School, for this much anticipated Arlington holiday tradition! We will be featuring over 65 vendors for gift shopping, our student clubs and activities fundraising booths, and food


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