Arlington Agenda: October 28-November 3

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 28

First Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn about the possible mistakes that come with the first time you purchase a home at this seminar. Topics covered include how to avoid double-paying a rent and mortgage, and how to properly calculate a budget.

UFOs, Cryptids and Ghosts, Oh My!
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join certified cryptozoologists Scott Falcon, Dr. Marc Black, and Chad Umbach of the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society and learn about everything extraterrestrial.

Tuesday, October 29

Upper Bluemont Conceptional Design Kickoff Meeting
Ashlawn Elementary School (5950 8th Road N.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. 

Learn about the upcoming Upper Bluemont Conceptual Design Project, and what’s come next to the park in the Ashlawn Elementary multi-purpose room.

Wednesday, October 30

Escape Junk News: A Guide To Sharpening Your Media Skills
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join the Newseum Education staff in this hands-on training on how to handle today’s media landscape, including how to understand buzz words, bots, and bad actors on social media.

Thursday, October 31

Halloween at Ballston Quarter
Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-9 p.m. 

Celebrate the spooky holiday at Ballston Quarter, where there will be trick-or-treating throughout the mall, special guest appearances from movie mascots (and Slapshot from the Washington Capitals) plus a movie showing of Hocus Pocus.

Haunted House Food Drive
Fort Ethan Allen Park (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

Run by scouts from local Troop 104, this haunted house is fun for all ages. Instead of an entrance fee, the event requires a food donation for AFAC. Suggested donations include canned tuna, canned soups, cereal, and peanut butter.

Friday, November 1

Re/Seen: Photographs by Jason Horowitz
Fred Schnider Gallery of Art (888 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

View local artist Jason Horowitz’s still-life photographs representing underwater space scenes inspired by his own pet fish in their aquariums, and enjoy an opening reception. The exhibit will run until December 21.

Saturday, November 2

Free Benchmade Laser Engraving 
Casual Adventure (3451 N. Washington Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

At Casual Adventure, the Benchmade knife engraver will be present in the store, where you can either bring in your own knife or buy a new Benchmade knife in-store, and enjoy a laser engraving for free until 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 3

Tabletop Gaming Day
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 1-7 p.m.

Kick-off International Games week at the library, where a large and diverse selection of board games geared towards players of all ages will be available to play, along with lessons on how to play various games.

Arlington Philharmonic 
W-L High School Auditorium (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Arlington Philharmonic will be kicking off its 14th season with a concert at Washington-Liberty High School, featuring performances of Schumann’s Symphony no. 2 in C Major, among other pieces. Admission is free, a donation is suggested.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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