This week is chock full of interesting events in and around Arlington County.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Story Time Club
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 5-6 p.m.
This event for kids will feature story time from a special guest and a visit from a shelter pet. Kids can bring books from home to read to shelter cats and small animals. Tickets are $8 per child and are non-refundable.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Director of Business Lending Marty Weitzel will give business owners tips for getting financing from the Small Business Administration. One business owner will get a $50 gift card to New District Brewery.
ACFCU’s Retirement Planning Series: Minimizing Taxes in Retirement*
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Attendees will learn three compromises not to make in retirement so they can plan a retirement that benefits them, and not the Internal Revenue Service.
EcoAction Arlington will host a forum with Arlington County Board candidates Mike Cantwell, Audrey Clement, Takis Karantonis and Adam Theo to discuss how they will approach the various environmental issues the county faces. Attendees must register by 9 a.m. the day of the event (Wednesday).
Thursday, Oct. 21
Join Arlington Public Library online for a conversation between science policy expert and journalist Bina Venkataraman and Library Director Diane Kresh about Venkataraman’s book “The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age.”
All Hallows Group Art at WHINO
4238 Wilson Blvd, Second Floor
Time: 7-11 p.m.
WHINO’s All Hallows art show will track how the ancient Celtic harvest-time festival of Samhain has evolved over the millennia to be a way of remembering the dead.
Friday, Oct. 22
Personal caterer Chiqui Chef will be teaching kids how to make steamed Thai chicken dumplings and mini fruit hand pies.
Saturday, Oct. 23
This virtual fundraiser hosted by local non-profit Just Neighbors, which provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in the D.C. area. Tickets for the event, which includes a silent auction and giveaway gifts, start at $25.
Live-In Arlington Info-Fair
Lubber Run Community Center (300 N. Park Drive)
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This free event will provide useful information about housing opportunities in Arlington. It will feature meet-and-greets with a myriad housing professionals, from mortgage lenders to health and housing service providers, as well as seminars.
Fall Family Celebration
Columbia Gardens Cemetery grounds (3411 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 12-3 p.m.
This free, family-friendly fall event has events for all ages. Kids can visit beehives and paint pumpkins while adults can meet a rose expert, attend a tree planting demonstration and learn about bluebird boxes.
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 1-5 p.m.
The tarot-curious can get in touch with the mystic side of life with a four-hour tarot card reading workshop that supports animals in need. Students should bring materials for taking notes, and if they have them, their own tarot deck.
Sunday, Oct. 24
Democrats AAPI Caucus Diwali Festival*
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Arlington Democrats Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus will host a Diwali festival at Bluemont Park. Attendees can expect to see local and state leaders, hear live music and eat Indian food.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.
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Let the Arlingtones surprise your friend or sweetie this Valentine’s Day with a barbershop quartet singing love songs in four part a cappella harmony! Choose from a small selection of songs in our repertoire to surprise your special someone.
$75 for two songs delivered to a place of your choice by a live, in-person quartet. Includes a classy tin of chocolates, fresh red rose and personalized card. Small mileage surcharge for >5 miles outside Arlington VA.
$30 Facetime/Skype valentine- two songs delivered ‘live’ via Facetime or Skype at an agreed-on time.
$20 virtual valentine- two pre-recorded quartet songs delivered via email with a personalized message.
Have you noticed a striking sculpture at Monroe Street and Wilson Boulevard? It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s newest installation, Make Your Mark, by Arlington artist, Adam Henry. This sculpture celebrates MoCA Arlington’s rebranding and brings the museum’s energy outdoors.
On February 11, come inside when the museum’s galleries reopen with two new exhibitions: Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View and Crisis of Image.
Grey View, in the Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, is an homage to “gray” and a snapshot of the artist’s process. Consisting of photographs, collage, and a site-specific installation, this show is an outgrowth of Rivas-Rogers’ visual investigations into places you see on your way to somewhere else.
On the main level, Crisis of Image features artists who seek equity in today’s saturated visual world by developing new methods related to the production of images.
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