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Arlington Agenda: November 27-December 2

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Public Forum on the Residential Permit Parking Program
Aurora Hills Community & Senior Center (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Arlington County is conducting an extensive review of the purpose and function of its Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Program, seeking ways to improve the user experience, efficiency in its administration and fairness. The county is kicking off an in-person phase of engagement on the program.

Friday, Nov. 30

Miracle on 23rd St.*
Melwood (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Linden Resources in Arlington merged with Melwood, and in the spirit of the holiday, Melwood is proud to continue the Miracle on 23rd Street tradition. Activities include the tree lighting, pictures with Santa, face painting, and a new virtual reality sleigh ride.

World AIDS Day 2018: Zero HIV
Sequoia 1 Building (2100 Washington Blvd, Lower Level)
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Speakers present an update on the revolutionary advances in the science and treatment of HIV/AIDS, which are allowing persons with the illness to live a lifespan similar to those without the illness.

Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge Anniversary Party
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Celebrate the lounge’s first year in Clarendon. The party include a complimentary glass of sparkling, special bottle discounts all night, food specials and a raffle.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7 p.m.

The Wakefield Players are proud to present the highly inventive play, written by Rick Elice and based on the 2004 novel by humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson. Performances are also set for Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and are available at the door.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Washington-Lee HS Holiday Bazaar
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Over 70 local artisans will be displaying for sale quality handcrafted and other gift items such as jewelry, ceramics, glassware, pet items, accessories, and more. Live musical performances by The Madrigals and other school musical groups.

Pentagon Row Frost Fest
Pentagon Row (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

The holiday celebration will feature an on-ice firework display with a special Santa Claus appearance, live entertainment, music played by the popular DJ Har-V, food samples, a $500 shopping spree giveaway and more.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Grace Community Church Hunger to Hope Meal Pack
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The church’s goal for 2018 is to pack over 200,000 meals in one day. That is enough food to feed 553 children for an entire year. There will be three two-hour shifts you can volunteer for and kids five and older can even help pack on the assembly line.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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‘Santa Bowl’ Flag Football Games to Touch Down in Long Bridge Park

DC Fray, a social sports organization in DC, will host its fourth annual Santa Bowl Flag Football Tournament Saturday at Long Bridge Park.

Players can head to 475 Long Bridge Drive on Dec. 1 to play in the seven-on-seven co-ed tournament. Registration — $49 per player and $450 per team of at least 12 players — closes on Wednesday (Nov. 28), or when the tournament fills up.

The Santa Bowl will benefit the local non-profit Bridges to Independence, which offers assistance to help people out of homelessness.

Teams are asked to donate at least five grocery bags worth of the items, including:

  • nonperishable food, excluding peanut butter
  • new, full-size toiletries
  • diapers and wipes
  • paper products including toilet paper and paper towels
  • gift cards to Giant, Shoppers, Safeway or Target
  • Metro SmartTrip cards

Prizes will be given to the top placing tournament winners and also to the team that collects the most donations.

Photo via DC Fray/Facebook

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‘Winter Festival of Lights’ Comes to Lee Highway Saturday

The Winter Festival of Lights is set to brighten up various spots along Lee Highway with 10,000 lights on Saturday (Dec. 1).

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., locals can check out the free festival’s four different venues, which will have holiday music, shopping, performances, art, food and photos with Santa.

The first stop at the Lee Arts Center (5722 Lee Highway) includes a kid-friendly crafting area in the artists’ studios where families can make buttons, watch local artists make ceramic bowls for the AFAC Empty Bowls fundraiser and learn how to make a holiday card with the printing press.

Kids can sing holiday favorites with “Sing Books with Emily” from noon to 2 p.m. Pizza from Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta and a tasting by LaMoo Creamery will be available.

The second spot along the corridor, next to the Petco at 5400 Lee Highway, features magic and puppies. Attendees can meet Marymount University’s Pattern Makers and Fashion Club, chat with Arlington County library staff and learn from Arlington planners about the upcoming Lee Highway Planning Study while munching on food from Peter Chang and Harris Teeter.

The schedule includes:

  • Christmas trees and wreaths available at the All Seasons Farm Market
  • Performance by magician Steve Kish from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Performance by Jack Russell terriers Mario and Bella, who will show off a variety of tricks during the Jacks are Wild Dog Show
  • A donation box for pet food from the Arlington Animal Welfare League
  • How-to workshop for “cloved oranges” and Mt. Vernon-style natural wreaths with Melanie Welles Creamer from Mt. Vernon’s Greenhouse

Holiday enthusiasts can also head to the Langston-Brown Community Center (2121 N. Culpeper Street) to learn about local history and take photos with Santa and firefighters. Food from the Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe and Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta will be available.

Other activities there include:

  • Face-painting
  • Compete for prizes in the Amazing Passport Race
  • Book signing by local author Wilma Jones for “My Halls Hill Family, More Than a Neighborhood”
  • Exhibition from the winners of a biennial program that recognizes excellence in architecture, historic preservation, landscape architecture and public art
  • Toy charitable dropbox from the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)
  • Music from the Celestial Voices, The Arlington Chorale and Clarinestique Clarinet Choir

Finally, the “Shop Like a Local Holiday Market” at the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House (3900 Lee Highway) tops off the festivities.

Photo via Lee Highway Alliance

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Arlington Agenda: November 19-25

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

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Monday, Nov. 19

Make It Mondays: Make/Fix Anything
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

Do you have small items around your house that are broken, or need repair? Perhaps your favorite pair of jeans needs to be patched, or an old digital camera has salvageable parts? Don’t just throw them out – let us help the library staff figure out how to fix them.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Busboys & Poets Shirlington Presents Comedy Night
Busboys & Poets Shirlington (4251 Campbell Ave)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

A lineup of six comedians is set for the comedy night, if you’re hoping to get your ribs tickled, massage your funny bone, and slap a knee or two. Seating is first come first served. Full menu and bar will be available throughout the event.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Dinner*
Quinn’s on the Corner (1776 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12 p.m.

The restaurant’s full regular menu will be available and it will be featuring “GIANT Turkey Legs with all the fixings.” Offerings include a traditional deep fried, house-seasoned turkey breast, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Watch all scheduled football games on the eatery’s multiple big screen TVs.

Arlington Turkey Trot
Christ Church of Arlington/Lyon Park (3020 N. Pershing Drive)
Time: 8-10 a.m.

The church offers its 13th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K. Tickets are $45 for anyone age 18 and over. For anyone 6-17, tickets are $25. Over the past 12 years, the race registrants and business sponsors have raised over $600,000 to help Arlington residents who need a “hand up.”

Friday, Nov. 23

Wolfenoot Adoption Party
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

Wolfenoot is a brand new holiday being celebrated across the world. It was recently invented by a seven-year-old boy in New Zealand, who wanted to create a holiday that celebrated dogs (and all animals) and those who love them. Offerings include ‘Name Your Price’ adoption fees for all animals, a donation drive and family friendly activities.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

The 47th Annual Messiah’s Sing-Along at Clarendon UMC with guest conductor, Richard Giarusso. Soloist and orchestra lead Part I Handels Messiah. Scores are provided and a reception follows. Free entry.

*Denotes sponsored event

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Comedy Lineup, Holiday Events Fill Arlington Drafthouse Schedule

Comedians from hit TV shows and movies are coming to Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike) over the next month.

Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show is set to perform mid-December. He joins a lineup of comedians featuring Darrell Hammond, one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live, and Bobby Lee from Chelsea Lately. 

The Drafthouse schedule includes:

  • Natasha Leggero of Comedy Central and He’s Just Not That Into You (Nov. 16-17)
  • Alonzo Bodden of Last Comic Standing and Scary Movie 4 (Nov. 23-24)
  • Bobby Lee of Chelsea Lately and The Dictator (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)
  • Darrell Hammond of Saturday Night Live and Law & Order: SVU (Dec. 7-8)
  • Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show and A Series of Unfortunate Events (Dec. 14-15)

In addition to the stellar comedy lineup, the Drafthouse is holding a holiday-themed cartoon viewing event for grown-ups. The “Spoons, Toons & Booze Christmas Special” will offer holiday-themed episodes of popular Saturday morning cartoon series along with boozy beverages and an all-you-can-eat cereal bar.

Audience members are encouraged to dress in their “ugliest holiday sweater or coziest PJs” for photos with Santa Claus. They also can compete in contests to choose what to watch from the selection of more than 100 cartoon series from the 1940s to early 2000s. The event is scheduled for noon Dec. 8-9. Tickets are $15.

For even more Christmas cheer, an all-day movie festival on Dec. 16 will show half of a dozen holiday favorites.

The list of movies features:

  • The Polar Express
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Elf 
  • Bad Santa

Tickets are $10.

Photo via Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

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Arlington Agenda: November 13-18

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Tuesday, Nov. 13

Dominion Guild Merry Market
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The Dominion Guild, Inc. will hold its two-day annual holiday boutique, the Merry Market. Tonight, Bubbly and Bites at the Merry Market, will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. All day shopping will be available on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday Evening Learning: Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Engage in conversation with members of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam; the only community where equal numbers of Israeli Palestinians and Jews live and educate their children together. Co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and Kol Ami.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Global SOF Foundation National Capital Region Reception*
Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

This evening reception will bring together the Special Operations and Defense-focused community in the U.S. capital for a unique networking opportunity. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Susan M. Gordon, who currently serves as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Arlington’s Public Spaces Master Plan Open Door Event
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Ask questions or share your thoughts about the final draft for Arlington’s Public Spaces Master Plan. Developed after more than three years of partnership with the PSMP Update Advisory Committee, numerous public engagement activities and more than 1,000 recorded community comments, the new plan will replace the 2005 Plan and is one of 11 critical components of Arlington County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Friday, Nov. 16

Sound Check Music Bingo
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

It’s Bingo with a twist as we test your music knowledge. You have to figure out the song in 30 seconds and then match it to your bingo card. Get 5 in a row in any direction to win the game.

Jingle ARRGH the Way
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Encore Stage & Studio presents Jingle ARRGH the Way! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Performances also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day*
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The 4th annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day carries on the legacy of Jenn Lawson, a dedicated mom and runner who was passionate about making available to all mothers the same level of care she received for her own complicated pregnancies.

Arlington County’s E-CARE
1425 N. Quincy Street
Time: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Residents can safely dispose of hazardous household materials (HHM), and recycle items including bikes, small metal items and much more. HHM are products found in the home that are flammable, corrosive, poisonous or potentially hazardous.

Lyon Park Crafts Fair
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event will feature handmade crafts and baked goods, with lunch served from 11 am to 1 pm. The Lyon Park not-just-for-Women’s Club will offer restaurant quality Reggiano Parmesan at below market prices. Preorders are recommended. For information, call 703.524.8531 or see the web site at www.Lyonpark.org.

*Denotes sponsored event

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Arlington Agenda: November 5-11

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Monday, Nov. 5

Home Buying Seminar – Learn How to Buy Your 1st Home!*
The Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time 607:30 p.m.

This class will help coach first time home buyers in what to know about the process. The event is free and casual, with local experts discussing issues like financing programs, calculating a budget in the right way, and finding off-market properties.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

CrafTEA
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to bring their arts and crafts from home to the Connection every first Tuesday of the month for a free collaborative work session. Tea and supplies for those who don’t have a project will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Free Lecture on World War I Expeditionary Forces
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Historian Robert J. Dalessandro will host a lecture on the evolution of the American Army during a few decisive moments of World War I.

Thursday, Nov. 8

History of Fort Myer
Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Former Ft. Myer historian Kim Bernard Holien will hold a class on the fort’s history, including little-known facts and debunking old myths. The program is free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 9

The Lucas Bros LIVE
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30, 10 p.m.

Keith and Kenny Lucas, brothers who featured in the Netflix series “Lady Dynamite” and “22 Jump Street,” will be performing four shows this weekend. In addition to the Friday shows, the Lucas Brothers will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Scouting for Food
AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street)
Time: 8-9 a.m.

Local scouts will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Bags distributed throughout the county this weekend by Scouts can leave it filled at the door by 8 a.m. to be picked up.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra – Armistice Day celebration concert
Kenmore Middle School auditorium (202 S. Carlin Springs Rdoa)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The free Armistice Day celebration concert will also feature the Bowen McCauley Dance company and violin guest soloist Joel Fuller of the National Symphony.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Rhodeside Grill Plans Southern Shrimp Boil to Celebrate LSU-Alabama Saturday

The Rhodeside Grill near Courthouse is gearing up to celebrate the biggest college football game of the year, so far, with a watch party and shrimp boil.

The restaurant, located at 1836 Wilson Blvd, is planning to celebrate LSU’s clash with Alabama Saturday night (Nov. 3) in traditional southern fashion, according to a news release.

The spread will include plenty of shrimp, corn on the cob, Andouille sausage and red potatoes. The grill plans to prepare the boil outdoors and spread it “across a large, newspaper-covered community table before being served,” according to the release.

The bar will also offer up specialty cocktails to commemorate each team with “Tiger Claws” and “Alabama Slammers” up for grabs, in addition to beer specials.

The party will start around 6 p.m. ahead of the game’s 8 p.m. kickoff, which the bar will show with sound on both floors.

Guests can pay $14 for a small portion or $20 for a large. Anyone looking to reserve a table can do so by calling the Rhodeside Grill at 703-243-015.

Courtesy photo

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Celtic Festival Returns to Shirlington, Set to Prompt Road Closures Saturday

Expect road closures along Campbell Avenue in Shirlington tomorrow (Saturday) for the fifth annual Samuel Beckett’s Celtic Festival.

From 8 a.m.-8 p.m., the street will be closed from S. Randolph Street to the parking garage entrance in front of the Shirlington Harris Teeter.

The event itself runs from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Live music, as well as bagpipes, is scheduled both inside and outside Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street).

After 7 p.m., the party is scheduled to continue inside the pub with a band performing from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Irish food and drink vendors will be located along Campbell Avenue.

Street parking during the festival will also be restricted. Motorists are encouraged to park in the Randolph Square Parking Garage behind the pub.

Festival photos via Facebook

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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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Monday, Oct. 29

UFOs, Cryptids and Ghosts, Oh My!
Columbia Pike Library Branch  (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Want to learn about the things that go bump in the night and your neighborhood Bigfoot? Just in time for Halloween, join certified Cryptozoologists Scott Fallon, Dr. Marc Black, and Chad Umbach of the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society (ACAPS) as they talk about the local folklore surrounding UFOs, Cryptids and the Paranormal. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Haunted House & Food Drive
Haunted House (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 104 is continuing to host a haunted house-themed food drive as part of an Eagle Scout project. The event is free but food donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center is requested.

Thursday, Nov. 1

First Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team  (1600 Wilson Boulevard Suite 101)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn how to buy your dream home in the D.C. area. There are a lot of things to know before the biggest purchase of your life — this casual and fun event will teach you everything you need to know while providing money saving strategies from local experts.

Friday, Nov. 2

Creative Coffee: Calligraphy
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 11 a.m.-noon

Creative Coffee is a casual weekly meet-up for creatives to work on their art or craft, play with new mediums, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is designed for adults, but art loving mature high schoolers are also welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Dangers of Convening a Constitutional Convention
George Mason University Law School (3301 Fairfax Dr.)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

League Member and retired Georgetown Law Center attorney Tina Zimmerman will describe the process of convening a new constitutional convention and the forces it could unleash. Tickets free with online reservation.

Sunday, Nov. 4

15th Annual Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show
Dominion Hills Community House (6000 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The craft show will present 13 local and regional artisans featuring: framed artwork, jewelry, chocolate, pottery, quilts, glassware, notecards and soap and body products. Admission is free and all are welcome.

2018 Artist Expo
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shop for unique and beautiful artwork, jewelry, sculpture, cards and prints, photography, clothing and more. Bake sale too. Free family activities throughout the day.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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DC 101 Halloween Event Coming to Clarendon Tomorrow

Long-time DC 101 morning man Elliot Segal is bringing his Elliot in the Morning Halloween Bash back to Clarendon tomorrow (Friday).

The annual event is happening at Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd), with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the party starting at 8 p.m. There’s a $10 cover before 9 p.m.

With that and other notable events planned, and with Halloween revelry starting up, the Arlington County Police Department was going to hold a “Halloween Anti-Drunk Driving Community Outreach Event” in Clarendon Friday evening. That, however, has been postponed due to expected rainy weather.

ACPD is now planning to hold an Election Day-themed anti-DUI event next Friday, Nov. 2, from 9-11 p.m.

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Arlington Agenda: October 22-28

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Tuesday, Oct. 23

MONA Annual Preschool Fair*
Columbia Baptist Church (103 W. Columbia Street, Falls Church)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Mothers of North Arlington’s Preschool Fair will give parents a chance to meet representatives and parents from over 50 local preschools and receive a handout with a list of all local preschools. Advance online registration is preferred and the fair is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Guiding Your Children to Authentic Success*
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (2609 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A presentation by Dr. Heather Tedesco, a McLean-based applied psychologist, will help parents focus on long-term guidance and offer ideas to incorporate your core values into raising your child. The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and beverages will be offered.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Arlington LWV Arlington County Board Candidate Debate 2018
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington League of Women Voters is hosting a debate between County Board candidates John Vihstadt (I) and Matthew Ferranti (D). Vihstadt is the incumbent County Board member and his challenger, Ferranti, won the low-turnout Democratic Primary earlier this year. The debate will be held in Room 527 AB.

Friday, Oct. 26

Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is hosting a free workshop offering a general overview of the new tax law. The workshop will cover topics like itemized deductions, home ownership, charitable giving and more. Attendees can register for the event by emailing [email protected] or call (800) 341-8189.

Haunted House & Food Drive
Haunted House (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 104 is hosting a haunted house themed food drive as part of an Eagle Scout project. The event is free but food donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center is requested. The Haunted House will be open on Friday and Saturday this week and on Halloween (Wednesday) next week.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Encore Stage & Studio 3rd Annual Costume Caper 5K & 1K Fun Run*
Bluemont Park South Pavilion (325 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

Encore Stage and Studio invites families and community members on a run along the W&OD trail. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Online registration for the 5K is $30 in advance or $35 for registration the day of the race. The 1K Fun Run for kids ages 10 or under is $10.

A Cappella Barbershop Harmony Show*
NRECA Building (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Arlingtones annual show returns with all the barbershop classics. This year features the 2016 national youth quartet champions Pratt Street Power as a special guest. Admission is $15 for adults or $10 for students with an ID. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Installation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s New Rector*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The church will host “A Celebration of New Ministry,” a special afternoon worship service marking the arrival of its new rector, Rev. Dorota Pruski. The service is open to the public and a reception will follow.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Del. Hope to Host Medicaid Expansion Town Hall

Del. Patrick Hope (D) will be hosting a town hall helping Arlingtonians understand Virginia’s new Medicaid expansion this On Friday, Oct. 26.

Hope is expected be joined at the town hall by Dr. Jennifer Lee, director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, who will help explain who qualifies under the new regulations.

Many Virginians currently ineligible for Medicaid may be qualified under the new expansion. Childless adults were previously ineligible for Medicaid in Virginia, but those with an annual income at or below $16,754 may be eligible under the new regulations.

Eligibility for parents has been raised from those with an income at or below $6,900 to $28,677. Eligibility for people with disabilities has been raised from those earning $9,700 or below to $16,754.

An eligibility screening tool is available online to help Virginians discover if they can be covered by the new Medicaid expansion.

Applications to the state’s expanded Medicaid program can be filed beginning Nov. 2.

The meeting is scheduled for 2-4 p.m in the lower level auditorium of the Arlington County Department of Human Services (2100 Washington Blvd).

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Roll for Initiative at Arlington Public Library’s Tabletop Gaming Day

Break out the dice; it’s board game convention time at the Arlington Public Library.

Demand for the library’s board game collection has led the library to host Tabletop Gaming Day on Nov. 4 at the Arlington Central Library. The board game extravaganza will run from 1-5 p.m.

All ages and experience levels are welcome to Board Game Day. For those who may be new to certain games, staff and volunteers will be ready to help teach the rules. Those with their own board games are welcome to bring them.

Attendees can also join into a raffle to win board games Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and Codenames: Disney Family Edition donated by ThinkGeek.

The event is free, without any registration required.

Photo via Arlington Public Library

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Arlington Agenda: October 15-21

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

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Monday, Oct. 15

Free Home Buying Workshop in Rosslyn*
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn about home-buying essentials with a free workshop. The Orange Line Living Team and Keri Shull Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

VA Wine Tasting
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month, and taste and learn about four different varietals/styles of still and sparkling wines. Appetizers are included, with tickets at $45 per person. Reservations required.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Arlington Fall Career Fair
Founders Hall – GMU Arlington (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meet with 50 plus businesses in a wide variety of industries including IT, healthcare, government services, finance, food and hospitality Services, education and more.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Far Out – Film by Teton Gravity Research
Arlington Draft House (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Join TGR for a premiere of a new feature length ski and snowboard film, “Far Out,” presented by REI. There will be prizes available from The North Face, Atomic, Volkl, Outdoor Research, TGR and more, plus everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes – including one of three different trips this year.

Saturday, Oct. 20

A Sidewalk Stroll
Encore’s Main Campus (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.

Encore Stage & Studio presents “A Sidewalk Stroll”-starring professional artists who bring park adventures and friendly animals to life, all the while teaching little ones about navigating through life’s surprises. Recommended for ages 1 and older.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Pints4Paws Pet Fest*
Courthouse Plaza (2040 15th Street N.)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s fundraiser features a pop-up pet festival, including unlimited craft beers, live music, doggy costume contests, doggy games, a dog rest park, food trucks, and much more.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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