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Onboard a flight departing Reagan National Airport (staff photo)

Metro Opening Early for Marathon — “Metrorail is stepping up the pace, opening two hours early – at 5 a.m. – for the 47th annual Marine Corps Marathon. Free shuttle buses at six Blue and Yellow line stations closed for construction will also begin operating at 5 a.m. when the system opens, with increased frequencies during peak pre- and post-race periods to accommodate the higher ridership.” [WMATA]

Road Closures Planned for Kids Run — From the Arlington County Police Department: “There will be road closures along Long Bridge Drive on Saturday, October 29 in order to accommodate the MCM Kids Run.” [Twitter]

Refugee Thanksgiving Event Returns — “After a two-year COVID hiatus, the Ethiopian Community Development Council and its ECDC African Community Center D.C. Metro will resume their ‘Refugees’ First Thanksgiving’ festivities on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in Arlington.” [Sun Gazette]

Apparent Abduction Was Not a Crime — “A witness observed two male subjects exit a gray SUV and stop a woman as she was walking down the sidewalk. The men removed the woman’s backpack, brought her closer to the vehicle and the three entered and drove away… As a result of the press release, police identified the involved parties and determined no crime was committed.” [ACPD]

Steep Speaker Fee for Library Event — “Former New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones was paid [$40,000] to give a 45-minute talk Sept. 20 as part of a three-hour event at Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, Virginia.” [Daily Wire]

Fairfax Prosecutor Releases Data Dashboard — “Fairfax County’s top prosecutor, who has faced criticism for practices some view as too lenient, released data Wednesday showing that his office recommended people accused of violent crimes be denied bail at 76 percent of hearings but that judges did so only about half the time.” [Washington Post, Fairfax County]

Good Morning from Austin — ARLnow is in Texas today, attending the Independent News Sustainability Summit. We’ll try to bring back some good ideas to Arlington. In the meantime, please help us pace the reader support enjoyed by independent sites covering other big burbs like Berkeley and Cambridge by joining the ARLnow Press Club.

It’s Friday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 57 and low of 42. Sunrise at 7:33 am and sunset at 6:14 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Enjoy the two day curated Local Holiday Bazaar to shop local and have gifts professionally wrapped December 17-18.

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
7:30 pm Installation
8:00 pm Presentation/Q&A; by Dave Schutz on Ranked Choice Voting
8:30 pm Final Remarks and Comments by Newly Elected Members
9:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Installation Official Robert N. Barnette, Jr. President, Virginia State Conference NAACP The President of the Virginia State Conference NAACP will serve as the Installation Official and provide remarks for our newly elected officers at the general membership.

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Join us December 10 & 11 for our Annual Handmade Holiday Workshop Series. We have a myriad of fun and festive programs from linoleum block wrapping paper printing and buttonhole book making workshops led by Eliza Clifford to a meditative grid workshop and Calligraphy Card Making with Anjelika Deogirikar. Join these wonderful artists and get creative this holiday season!

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Light Up Arlington – Clarendon Menorah Lighting

Join us as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah! Enjoy delicious Latkes, hot cocoa, donuts and more!

Clarendon Menorah Lighting and Community Celebration

Experience the festival of lights!!

*Lighting of a giant 9 foot Menorah

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National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Cheer!

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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