Say hello to Monty! This fluffy 10-year-old is Arlington’s latest Pet of the Week. Monty is an avid adventurer who is loved by his humans.
His owners had a few words to say about him:
Meet Monty! He was rescued from California and has lived with his human family for about 5 years now in Arlington.
Like most dogs, Monty’s favorite pastime is napping, a hobby that he has truly perfected over the years. When not napping, he can be found exploring every nook and cranny of the parks around town. But more than anything, he loves a good car ride! Head out the window, paws up, wind whipping through his fur; that’s what life is truly all about for Monty.
Although Monty turns 10 years old this month, he still acts and looks like a puppy. He may be a little timid at first around new folks; however, he warms up quickly (yummy treats especially help).
Moreover, instead of playing with normal dog toys, Monty loves to grab his humans’ socks and run around the apartment for a game of chase.
An avid adventurer, Monty loves exploring local and regional hidden gems. He loves going sunbathing at the Chesapeake Bay, not to mention the crabbing! His other favorite activity is running down the hall to fetch his favorite ball at top speed. Monty is not an average dog and his humans absolutely love him!
Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos — they don’t fit in our photo galleries!
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The Alternative Christmas Market is back! At First Presbyterian Church Arlington in Ballston, located at 601 N. Vermont Street, Arlington VA 22203, on Sunday, December 4th from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Parking available.
Vendors and products this year include: 10,000 Villages, Olive Oil Ministry, African Team Ministries, Community Coalition for Haiti, Heifer, African Market Baskets, Café Justo, Thistle Farms, Southwest Indian Foundation, and Together We Bake.
Buy gifts for everyone on your list, and support these great organizations, artisans, and global neighbors. See you there!
(This Community Post was written by the [Arlington Chorale](http://arlingtonchorale.org/) and underwritten by [Embracing Arlington Arts](https://embracing-arlington-arts.org/).
Since the Arlington Chorale returned to in-person singing one year ago, local amateur singers have been signing up for auditions in unprecedented numbers. “Thirty of our current members joined within the last year,” says Ingrid Lestrud, Artistic Director. “Many of them have recently moved to Arlington, and they want to join a community. Chorale members get to sing beautiful music and meet a diverse group of people who love singing as much as they do!”
The singers are busy preparing their December 10 concert, Christmas Joy! Featuring John Rutter ‘s Magnificat and Kirke Mechem’s _Seven Joys of Christmas_ , audiences will hear familiar Christmas carols, as well as beautiful music with hints of tango, musical theatre, and jazz. The singers will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of local professional players, and the concert will highlight the talents of soprano Helena Colindres. Members of the Chorale’s outreach group, the Youth Community Council, and select singers from the Chorale will be singing Christmas carols outside the venue as audience members arrive. After the performance, everyone is invited to join the singers downstairs for a reception with light refreshments. It’s a special community event you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $20 for adults and free for children under 12 available here. Please join the Arlington Chorale on **Saturday, December 10 at 5:00 PM at Westover Baptist Church!**
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
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