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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, Sept. 27

Encore Learning Presents: Global Warming — How We Need to Prepare for the New Normal
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Dr. Jim Kinterm, Director of the George Mason University Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), will lecture on the effects of climate change in Virginia.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Me, My Body & Alcohol — A Group for Women*
Time: 2:30-3:45 p.m.

A support group for women who struggle with drinking moderated by two psychotherapists, Jyotika Vazirani, MSN and Sarah Moore, LPC, who see clients individually and in groups.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Arlington County National Recovery Month Event
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Celebrate National Recovery Month at this special virtual event where people who live with mental health and substance use challenges will share their experiences about recovery.

Salsa, Sip and Mingle 
Ballston Quarter Main Outdoor Plaza (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

This celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month features a DJ, free salsa lessons, sangria, food tastings in Quarter Market and more.

Thursday, Sept. 30

District Fray Presents Cannabis City Pt. 2
Assembly at Rosslyn City Center (1700 N. Moore Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A panel led by podcast host Scott Cecil of The Outlaw Report will discuss topics including equity and inclusion in cannabis, policy and the law, building a cannabis business, what consumers need to know and more.

Arlington Reads: Catherine Coleman Flowers in Conversation with Diane Kresh
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Arlington Public Library hosts this online conversation between environmental activist and author Catherine Coleman Flowers and Library Director Diane Kresh about Flowers’ book “Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret.”

Saturday, Oct. 2

Native Plant Sale*
The Church at St. Clement (1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria)
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This native plant sale includes native perennials, shrubs and trees.

National Landing Oktoberfest
Lidl Lot (3400 S. Clark Street)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

This celebration features a selection of local beers and ciders from New District Brewing Co., games, a Barktoberfest dog-run for pups and a variety of food trucks and vendors serving traditional German fare. Live performances include the band Practically Einstein and local polka group the Alte Kumpel Band.

Domestic Violence Rally Purple, Pearls and Diamonds Masquerade Gala*
Holiday Inn Crystal City (2650 Richmond Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This event features survivors who are philanthropists, authors, Representatives, Leaders, Senators and business owners. Speakers will share their experiences with domestic violence and other physical and mental violence. The night will conclude with a masquerade ball where attendees can show off their masks and get prizes.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Helping Hearts through the Arts Autumn Remembrance Day Festival*
National Mall Reflecting Pool at Lincoln Memorial (2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, D.C.)
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

A local group of professionally-trained dancers ranging in age from 59 to 75 years old will perform at Annual Autumn Remembrance Day Arts Festival on the steps to the reflecting pool.

* Denotes sponsored listing

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