Thursday, June 10
Local historian Martin Suydam will provide a look at the Frasers, one of the lesser known “founding families” or Arlington. The event is sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and is free to the public.
Friday, June 11
Fridays at the Fountain
Crystal City Water Park (1601 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-8 p.m.
The National Landing BID is continuing its summer event series Fridays at the Fountain this Friday with a band called Run For Cover and the Peruvian Brothers food stand. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be strict attendance caps in place and pre-registration will be required to attend. Children under two do not need a ticket. There will be no standing room and masks will be required at all times when not seated.
Saturday, June 12
Arlington Bunny Hop
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 8-11 a.m.
Clarendon United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Arlington Bunny Hop to raise funding for Bridges to Independence and OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration). Runners of all skill levels and ages are invited.
Arlington Rose Foundation Summer Care Clinic
Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden (850 N. Lexington Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m.
The Arlington Rose Foundation is hosting a free clinic to education locals about caring for their roses, including discussions about blackspots, spider mites, midges and more. Attendees should bring their bypass pruners, garden shoes, and a hat.
Stuff the Truck 2021
Calvary United Methodist Church (2315 S. Grant Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Calvary United Methodist Church is collecting food and supplies for Chirilagua residents in Alexandria still grappling with food and housing insecurity in the wake of COVID-19. The goal this weekend is to fill a 20-foot truck with the items most needed.
George Washington’s Forest Guided History Walk
Ball-Seller’s House (5620 3rd Street S.)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
A local historian from the Arlington Historical Society will lead guided tours of property in Arlington purchased by George Washington in 1775. The tour will include stops at the Ball-Sellers House, survey markers used by Washington in 1785, a historic spring, and a mill built by Washington’s step-grandson. Maps will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring good walking shoes, weather-appropriate attire, and water.