Arlington Agenda: November 18-24

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, November 18

Bring a Book You Hate Swap
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Bring your unwanted books to this book swap, where others will bring their least favorite novels to trade. All leftover books will be donated to the library’s upcoming book sale.

Tuesday, November 19

Virginia Tech Executive MBA Online Info Session*
Virginia Tech Research Center (900 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Learn more about Virginia Tech’s Ballston-based Executive MBA program at this information session, where officials will discuss curriculum, tuition, financial aid, and more.

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.

Thursday, November 21

Holiday Design Event
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Join guest floral designer Ami Wilber at this fundraising gala for the Rock Spring Garden Club. There will be a silent auction, delicious refreshments, holiday arrangements, and more. Tickets are $30 and available online.

Jennie Dean Park Renovation Design Reveal
Charles Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

The final design for the Jennie Dean Park renovation project, based on weeks of public input, will be revealed at this event. Continued feedback on the final design is welcome, as are children.

Saturday, November 23

Annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

This event carries on the legacy of Jenn Lawson, a local mother of three. There will be a morning of celebration and health-focused activities, followed by a certified 5K and a kid’s fun run.

Lyon Park Craft Show
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 29th annual “Not-Just-A-Crafts-Fair” will feature handmade crafts, prints, jewelry, ornaments, photo collages, and more, plus a bake sale. Restaurant quality Reggiano Parmesan will be available at a discount, with preorders available.

Cranksgiving – A Clothing Drive By Bike
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

This choose-your-adventure bike ride gives participants a map of suggested stores or items to locate. All items collected will be donated to the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network.

The Enchanted Forest
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 12-8 p.m. 

This weekend-long holiday festival includes a “forest” of theme-decorated holiday trees, along with live entertainment, a Santa, holiday crafts and a silent auction.

The Board Room 2nd Anniversary Party
The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 2-7 p.m. 

The Board Room, Clarendon’s board game and bar, is celebrating its second year in operation. In addition, they will be honoring their first year as a brewing company with the release of a new beer.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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