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Arlington Agenda: December 9-15

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, December 9

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.

Capital Caring Health: Coping With Loss During the Holidays
Arlington Public Library, Columbia Pike (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 4-5 p.m. 

This free support group service is available to all who are grieving during the holidays, helping individuals and families navigate emotions and support each other.

Wednesday, December 11

Holiday Shopping Mixer
Sheyla Boutique – Village at Shirlington (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

Join Sheyla’s Boutique for an evening of shopping and networking, with light bites and wine tastings available. The event, hosted in collaboration with District Beauty Guide, is free with an RSVP recommended.

Thursday, December 12

Marcey Road Park Renovation Final Design Concept Meeting
Madison Community Center (3829 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Come see the final design concept for the Marcey Road Park Renovation Project, which will replace the basketball court, three tennis courts, parking, the picnic shelter, and more.

Friends of Urban Ag: What Our Region Grows 
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture for its winter meeting, including an interactive presentation on the region’s agriculture, as well as general food production, demand, and economic contributions.

Friday, December 13

She Kills Monsters
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Wakefield High School theater presents “She Kills Monsters,” the story of a young girl and her journey to self-discovery after the death of her teenage sister. The ticketed event is $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Guided Beer Tasting and Entrepreneur Event
Three Whistles (2719 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Come hear the story of the beginnings and growth of local Old Ox Brewery, and experience a tasting of brewed favorites including a “Keg Nog” beer and a beer/gelato paring.

Saturday, December 14

National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The NCE will be performing holiday classics such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukah Festival.” A group of young violinists ages 11 to 17 will perform festive film music by Shostakovich, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

GRUMP Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
Crystal City Shops (2100 Crystal Drive) 
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

GRUMP is back for its ninth year, where you can shop from over fifty local arts and makers selling everything from handmade toys and letterpress cards. In addition, there will be creative workshops and yetis present for photo ops.

Sunday, December 15

Breakfast with Santa, The Nutcracker
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: Breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m., The Nutcracker from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City will host two festive events that day. In the morning, enjoy a ticketed breakfast with Santa, and then in the afternoon a performance of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above.  In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).

When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM. 

Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.

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Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

Special Guest: This wine dinner we will be hosting the wine maker

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Are you ready to jump into homeownership or started considering it but don’t know where to start? Financial preparation is key when thinking about purchasing your first home and the first step to getting pre-approved. Join ACFCU for our Homebuying

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