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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 20-26

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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. 20

Arlington Branch NAACP Fall Candidate Forum*
Virtual
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Arlington County Board and School Board candidates will discuss their views on housing, law enforcement, economic development, governance, environmental justice, education and other topics.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Me, My Body & Alcohol — A Group for Women*
Zoom
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 group.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Fill the Truck for New Hope Housing
Library Courts Apartments (1040 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

New Hope Housing in collecting queen size sheets sets, blankets, and kitchen essentials (dish sets, silverware, pots and pans) for people in Arlington who need homes.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Free Homebuying 101 Webinar*
Zoom
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Vice President of Lending Katherine Magruder and Loan Officer Chantal George help prepare you to buy your first home, walking you through each step from down payments to mortgages.

Getting to Carbon Neutrality: Reimagining Arlington
Virtual
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Community experts discuss how Arlington can address the climate crisis and reduce its carbon footprint.

Friday, Sept. 24

Shuler King Live
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Shuler King claims to be one of the only comedian/funeral directors in the comedy circuit. His comedy is influenced by his religious upbringing, his family’s funeral business and his family’s values.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Arlington Drive Electric Day*
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Electric vehicle owners will bring their cars and discuss the benefits.

Shredding For Hunger | Free Community Drive-In Shredding Event
Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N. Montague Street)
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church will take monetary and/or non-perishable food donations for Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

Sunday, Sept. 26

Stuff the Bus AFAC Food Drive
Giant Food at Lyon Village (3115 Langston Blvd) and Giant Food at Virginia Square (3450 Washington Blvd.)

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AFAC is collecting canned vegetables, soups, beans, tuna, peanut butter and cereal on Arlington Transit STAR vehicles.

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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 13-19

Rosslyn Jazz Fest crowd shot (via Rosslyn Business Improvement District)

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. 13

Encore Learning presents: Cyberwarfare: The War No One Sees
Via Zoom
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity consultant Tom Manteuffel talks about the state of cybersecurity in the nation and steps you can take to make sure your online information is secure.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Return on Creativity: Return on Leadership*
Virtual
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Keynote presenters from The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center and Arlington Community Federal Credit Union talk about challenges leaders face and how to best ease your team back into working in the office.

Travel – All-Member show in the Focus Gallery at Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground in Shops at Crystal City (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This exhibit features work based on the travels of the artists, both real travels and the imaginary.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Ceramics – The Wheel for Adults
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This ceramics class is for adults who are new to pottery.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest Neighborhood Pop-Up Performances
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Local guitarist Cristian Perez will perform at the Rosslyn Farmers Market.

David Byrne’s American Utopia
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

The cinema will stream Talking Heads frontman (David Byrne) and Spike Lee’s broadway show American Utopia on HBO. Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian before 9 p.m. and everyone in attendance must be 21 or older after 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Rosslyn Jazz Fest Neighborhood Pop-Up Performances
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Kingman Island Orchestra will perform jazz tunes during Continental Beer Garden’s happy hour.

Friday, Sept. 17

Free Benchmade Laser Engraving
Casual Adventure (3451 N. Washington Blvd.) 
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Benchmade Knife Company will engrave your knife for free.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Preparing To Sell: How To Declutter Your Home And Pack*
Century 21 Redwood (1934 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Representatives from Basic Organization will host a seminar on decluttering.

International Coastal Cleanup
Barcroft Park (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Help clean trash from our waterways as part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest — Main Performance
Gateway Park (1300 Langston Blvd.)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

Three Man Soul Machine will perform from 1-2 p.m. Aaron Myers will perform from 2:30-3:30 p.m. And, Sin Miedo will perform from 4-5 p.m. at this outdoor musical festival with food trucks, drinks and giveaways.

Melwood Arlington Community Night
Melwood Arlington (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Live music, plant sales, food trucks, free popcorn, movies, free ice cream and handmade jewelry for sale will all be available at this community night.

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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 6-12

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

Rosh Hashanah at Kol Ami*
Virtual
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Jewish new year with Kol Ami over zoom.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Ceramics – The Wheel for Adults
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This ceramics class is for adults who are new to pottery.

Camp Summer House: Camp Cookout
Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A “campfire jamboree” in Crystal City. Enjoy live music, archery, games and hot dogs from Swizzler’s Food Truck at this summer camp-themed event.

Thursday, Sept. 9

Pals App Launch Party
Oakland Park (3705 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

Pals is a new app that helps facilitate meetups between dogs in the area. The app launches this week and their launch party will feature games, giveaways and, of course, treats.

Friday, Sept. 10

Live Comedy: Mitch Fatel
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Long-time NYC-based standup comic Mitch Fatel, noted for his late night talk show and Howard Stern Show appearances, performs.

Saturday, Sept. 11

URBNmarket – Upscale, Handmade and Vintage Market – at Westpost
Westpost, formerly Pentagon Row (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find some unique artisan goods at this market including jewelry, soaps, beauty products, candles, clothing, home decor, specialty foods and more.

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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.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

NOVA Running Club 5K
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

This course goes through W&OD trail and offers a low-key weeknight opportunity for exercises and getting to know your Arlington neighbors.

International Overdose Awareness Day
Virtual 
Time: 7-8 p.m.

This ceremony includes a tribute to those we have lost to drug overdoses, a remembrance board and available resources for those struggling with addiction.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Rosslyn Jazz Fest Neighborhood Pop-Up Performances
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street) & 1401 Wilson Blvd Park
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Crush Funk Brass Band will perform free outdoor jazz concert in two locations: Central Place Plaza (4:30-5:15 p.m.) and 1401 Wilson Blvd Park (5:45-6:30 p.m.).

Thursday, Sept. 2

Opening Reception: “Magnifica” Exhibition at Cody Gallery, Marymount University
Cody Gallery at Marymount University (1000 N. Glebe Road, Second Floor)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

This exhibit will feature new work by the Italian female artists Goldschmied & Chiari.

Brad Silnutzer performs at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:15 p.m.

Writer and comedian Brad Silnutzer from Comedy Central’s list of Comics to Watch performs.

Friday, Sept. 3

Travel – All-Member show in the Focus Gallery at Gallery Underground 
Gallery Underground in the Shops at Crystal City (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This exhibit features work based on the travels of the artists, both real travels and the imaginary.

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Arlington Agenda: Aug. 23-29

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, Aug. 23

Encore Learning presents: Balancing Civil Liberties and Public Health During a Pandemic
Virtual 
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Jay Stanley from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) speaks about the affect the pandemic has had on our civil liberties.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

6th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit
George Mason University Van Metre Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive) and Virtual
Time: 8-10 a.m.

This summit is designed for Arlington’s business leaders to learn from local elected leaders about the economic climate in the region, initiatives they have planned and thoughts on how jurisdictions can work together to improve our regional economy.

Coffee Breaks at Summer House
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Local coffee shops are serving brews every Tuesday morning at Gateway Green in Crystal City. Parking is available at 201 12th Street S.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Back to School Bike Checks
Penrose Park (2200 6th Street S.)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

BikeArlington, Kidical Mass, and Arlington Safe Routes to School are partnering to help Arlington students make sure their bikes are in tip top shape for the start of the school year.

Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Westpost
Westpost, formerly Pentagon Row (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 8-11 p.m.

Westpost is showing Wes Anderson’s Rushmore on the big screen. Tickets are free.

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Arlington Agenda: Aug. 16-22

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Coffee Breaks at Summer House
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Local coffee shops are serving brews every Tuesday morning at Gateway Green in Crystal City. Parking is available at 201 12th Street S.

Thursday, Aug. 19

ACFCU Homebuying 101 Webinar*
Via Zoom
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Vice President of Lending Katherine Magruder hosts an introduction course to homebuying and the mortgage process.

Home Buyer Workshop (Myth-Busting)*
Compass (3001 Washington Blvd #400)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

This workshop teaches participants key tricks for purchasing your first house and how to avoid mistakes that many folks are unaware of when buying a home.

Friday, Aug. 20

Magic of the Ordinary — National Juried Exhibition at Gallery Underground in August
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Magic of the Ordinary is a gallery of artwork juried by watercolor artist Lois Wolford. The art focuses on everyday items and scenes that are often overlooked.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Tuckahoe Park Invasive Removal
Tuckahoe Park (6550 25th Street N.)
Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Volunteers will help improve the habitat of Tuckahoe Park by helping remove invasive plants.

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Arlington Agenda: Aug. 9-15

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, Aug. 9

Hear from World Renowned Expert on Cutting Edge of Brain Science
Via Zoom
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Neuroscientist and neuroethicist Prof. James Giordano of Georgetown University Medical Center talks about new developments in brain research.

Tuesday, Aug. 10

Learn to be an Energy Masters volunteer
Rockland’s Barbecue and Grill (3471 Washington Blvd.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

This program teaches volunteers how to plug air leaks in homes and make basic energy and water efficiency upgrades.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Camp Summer House: Campfire Jamboree
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

S’mores and Kona Ice snow cones will be available at this campfire event as well as games including archery, corn hole and badminton.

Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Westpost
Westpost, formerly Pentagon Row (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 8-11 p.m.

Westpost is showing Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic on the big screen. Tickets are free.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Breakfast Connection: Education Focused
Virtual
Time: 7:45-9 a.m.

Dr. Francisco Durán, Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, will be the featured speaker at this networking event.

Return on Creativity: The Great Resignation
Virtual
Time: noon to 12:45 p.m.

This event will include a short panel followed by an open discussion on issues around talent retention in the workplace.

Friday, Aug. 13

Magic of the Ordinary — National Juried Exhibition at Gallery Underground in August
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Magic of the Ordinary is a gallery of artwork juried by watercolor artist Lois Wolford. The art focuses on everyday items and scenes that are often overlooked.

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Arlington Agenda: Aug. 2-8

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

Coffee Breaks at Summer House
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Local coffee shops are serving brews every Tuesday morning at Gateway Green in Crystal City. Parking is available at 201 12th Street S.

Thursday, Aug. 5

Chamber 101
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N., Ste 100)
Time: 4-5:15 p.m.

The Chamber is hosting a free networking seminar for both old and new members. The seminar will teach attendees about what the chamber does and different ways members can take advantage of their membership.

Friday, Aug. 6

Magic of the Ordinary — National Juried Exhibition at Gallery Underground in August
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Magic of the Ordinary is a gallery of artwork juried by watercolor artist Lois Wolford. The art focuses on everyday items and scenes that are often overlooked.

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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, July 26

From Earth to Moon, Mars and Beyond: NASA Missions You Don’t Want to Miss
Via Zoom
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Encore Learning and Arlington Public Library are welcoming Dr. Joyce Winterton to talk about her work over her 15 years NASA conducting sound rockets, scientific balloons and airborne science missions around the world.

Dream Academy Toastmasters Demo Meeting
Via Zoom 
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

This Dream Academy Toastmasters meeting will help attendees create original, fictional stories from the writer’s own dreams.

Tuesday, July 27

Coffee Breaks at Summer House
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Local Coffee shops are serving brews every Tuesday morning at Gateway Green in Crystal City. Parking is available at 201 12th Street S.

Wednesday, July 28

Small Business Roundtable: BizLaunch – Arlington’s Small Business All
Virtual 
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arlington Economic Development Director Tara Palacios, Small Business Manager Alex Held and Business Consultant Lourdes Morales from Arlington Economic Development lead discussions on how to grow your business.

Thursday, July 29

Until Help Arrives 
Via Microsoft Teams
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Instructors will teach attendees how to maintain situational awareness, identify key life threats, stop bleeding, move and position injured people and provide psychological support to the wounded.

Rosslyn LIVE
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

American Pops Orchestra performs featuring drag performances by Alexis Michelle from RuPaul’s Drag race, Lagoona Bloo and Domingø.

Sunday, Aug. 1

Woofs & Waffles Brunch
World of Beer Bar & Kitchen (4300 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World of Beer is hosting a brunch for Arlingtonians and their dogs. There will be dog-themed menu items including Fido’s Flatbread, Human Treats, Doggie Brunch Bowl and more.

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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.

Tuesday, July 20

Coffee Breaks at Summer House
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Local Coffee shops are serving brews every Tuesday morning at Gateway Green in Crystal City. Parking is available at 201 12th Street S.

Wednesday, July 21

Bad Broads Book Club: “The Left Hand of Darkness”
Via Zoom
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Bad Broads Book Club is a monthly book club that focuses on books written by or about women. This week participants will discuss “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula Le Guin.

Thursday, July 22

Rosslyn LIVE
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

American Pops Orchestra and Rayshun LaMarr, Hilary Morrow and Kevin Rose will perform ’90s dance music.

Saturday, July 24

Cars & Coffee
Parking lot at 3901 Fairfax Drive
Time: 8-11 a.m.

Cars & Coffee attendees can walk through a display of unique cars, listen to live music and have free doughnuts and coffee. Bobby Thompson and Jenny Langer will be this week’s featured musical guests.

Sunday, July 25

Eid-Al-Adha Celebration
Bluemont Park Picnic Pavillion (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

People of all faiths are invited to celebrate Eid Al-Adha at the pavillion. Halal food will be provided by Ozfeka Catering. There will also be games, speakers and entertainment.

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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, July 12

Beginning Fencing Class*
Nova Fencing and Archery Club (3501 Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

The Nova Fencing & Archery Club is offering an introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing. The class is aimed at ages 7-12 and meets twice a week for four weeks.

Tuesday, July 13

Coffee Breaks at Summer House
National Landing’s Gateway Green (101 12th Street S.)
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Local coffee shops are coming together to serve morning cold brews at Gateway Green in Crystal City. Parking is available at 201 12th Street S.

Thursday, July 15

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Business After Business
WHINO (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking event with food, beer, wine and soft drinks. The event will also have an opportunity to win door prizes and a cash jackpot for members only. Member registration is $25, and registration for non-members is $35.

Community Meeting: Crystal City to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Multimodal Connector (CC2DCA) Study
Online Event
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Arlington County and the Virginia Department of Transportation are hosting a meeting to discuss providing a multimodal connection between Crystal City and National Airport. The connection could help meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and people using micro-mobility devices, as well as providing a connection between the airport and the VRE station and the Mount Vernon Trail. Input can be submitted online.

Rosslyn LIVE!
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

The Rosslyn BID is partnering with American Pops Orchestra to host Rosslyn LIVE! The outdoor performances will focus on over-the-top, campy fun. Tickets are $10 per person. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Arlington Public School Choirs and will benefit improvements at Gateway Park.

Friday, July 16

9th Street Chamber Music Launch Party
St. George’s Episcopal Church (915 N. Oakland Street)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

New professional string quartet 9th Street Chamber Music is hosting a launch party on the lawn at St. George’s Episcopal Church. The event is free and open to all, and will include live music by the quartet. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Saturday, July 17

Tuckahoe Park Invasive Removal
Tuckahoe Park (6550 25th Street N.)
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon

Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants from Tuckahoe Park. Helpers are asked to bring sturdy clothes, gloves, hat, sunscreen and bug spray. The group will meet on July 17 and August 21.

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