As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Ballston Quarter and Pentagon City malls are shifting their hours and offering special activities.
At the Fashion Center at Pentagon City (1100 S. Hayes Street), the hours will vary by day, with the full holiday weekend schedule as follows:
- Thursday, Nov. 28: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
- Friday, Nov. 29: 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 30: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
On Black Friday (Nov. 29), shoppers can present their receipts at “Santa’s Grab Bag” for a chance to win prizes like retailer gift cards, American Express gift cards and more. In addition, there will be hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies.
In the meantime, Santa arrived earlier this month and is available for photos with children on the first level of the mall, near Nordstrom. And this weekend, the “Snow Sisters” will be joining Santa, according to the mall’s social media account.
Join Santa and the Snow Sisters this weekend on Saturday 3-5pm and Sunday 4-6pm for a truly magical meet-and-greet experience! After giving Santa that all-important list, meet our Snow Queen and Snow Princess for some autographs, photos, lots of warm hugs, and other surprises! pic.twitter.com/jICBdEdR7Y
— Pentagon City Mall (@FashionCtrPC) November 21, 2019
At Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd), the mall will be closed all day on Thursday (Thanksgiving), except for Onelife Fitness, Regal Cinema, and Macy’s.
On Black Friday, the entire mall is expected to be open by 10 a.m., with the exception of Macy’s at 6 a.m. and Scout & Molly’s at 7 a.m. Stores, restaurants, and more across the mall will be offering exclusive specials:
- True Food Kitchen, buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $40 bonus card
- Sloppy Mama’s BBQ is offering a $20 gift card with the purchase of a $100 certificate.
- Scout & Molly’s will have staggered discounts throughout the day — from 7-9 a.m., 40% off an entire purchase, then 30% off from 9-1 p.m., and from 1-9 p.m., 25% off.
- Steadfast Supply will have 15% off the entire shop, with special gifts offered at tier purchases.
- Gossip will have 40% the entire store all day
- Special Cookology classes, with a $10 voucher towards a bottle of wine.
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In the Middle School league, mixed-gender teams practice once during the week and have games on Sunday afternoons. Spring league is a fun, safe, and positive environment. The season begins mid-March and wraps up with a tournament in early June. There are several options for practice days, so we can often work around schedule conflicts with other sports & activities.
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._
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village