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by Heather Mongilio — October 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm 0

The Lawsons (Courtesy of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation)A foundation created in honor of Jennifer Lawson, the Arlington mom who was struck and killed by a dump truck in front of Nottingham Elementary School, is holding a race in her memory.

The inaugural Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation Memorial 5K and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Knights of Columbus at 5115 Little Falls Road, the same road on which Lawson was hit last year.

The 5K starts at 8 a.m., followed by the kids run at 9:30 a.m. After the races, the foundation will hold a family fun day, with music, food trucks and a beer garden. There will also be kids activities, including face painting, a moon bounce and balloon animals.

Registration for the race is still open. It costs $40 to run the 5K and $10 to participate in the kids run. All proceeds go to the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, a memorial fund started by Lawson’s husband Neal to help provide pre- and postnatal care for families in need of financial assistance.

Lawson died on February 24, 2014, after being struck by a dump truck while loading her two-year-old daughter into her minivan. Her two sons were in class, across the street at Nottingham Elementary. After her death, a family friend created a memorial fund to help the family. He aimed to raise $5,000 and ended up raising more than $17,000.

by Heather Mongilio — October 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm 0

Chiefs v. Chefs logo (via AFAC)Three firefighters will see if they can handle the heat in the kitchen as they take on three local chefs in an annual cooking competition and fundraiser in Clarendon.

The Chiefs v. Chefs 4: Too Hot to Handle challenges chefs and firefighters to cook three courses using ingredients found in the Arlington Food Assistance Center’s pantry. The competition will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd) on Oct. 28.

“Pick your favorite team and watch three of the area’s most scintillating chefs go toe-to-toe with three of Arlington’s hottest firehouse cooks in a three-course throw-down! This infamous on-stage battle is on fire as each team tries to impress our panel of judges and set their taste buds ablaze,” AFAC said in a press release.

This year, Chef Josu Zubikarai of SER Restaurant, Chef Tom Madrecki of Chez le Commis and Chef Jesus Guzman from the U.S. Navy will take on three different firefighters. The competitors will battle to impress judges Chef George Pagonis of Kapnos Taverna, Becky Krystal from the Washington Post and Scott Brodbeck of ARLnow.com to win the “Golden Eggplant.”

“This competition is going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing like the one faced every day by hundreds of Arlington residents. It’s on us to raise awareness and help AFAC continue to deliver positive results in our local community. As a chef, what better way to do that than to show the judges how you can transform commonplace ingredients into something interesting, complex and unique,” Madrecki said in a statement. “It’s going to be an uphill battle against the chiefs, but no matter the results, the real winner will be Arlington families who need greater access to nutritious food.”

Tickets for the competition start at $100, with a package of two tickets selling for $175. Proceeds will go to helping AFAC feed Arlington families.

by Eleanor Greene — October 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm 0

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Hundreds gather at ARLive community networking eventNextGenNow & Crystal City BID Fall Networking Social*
Highline RxR (2010 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Join the members of NextGenNow, a young professionals organization. Learn about what makes Crystal City an innovative, active, artful, accessible and green destination. There will be refreshments and a cash bar.


plaza on 19 beer gardenContinental Beer Garden
Plaza on 19th (1901 N Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Join Rosslyn’s Continental for two fall beer gardens at the Plaza on 19th. Enjoy craft beer, delicious food from Urban Poutine food truck, and a live D.J. Adults 21 and older only. There is no cover charge.


Arlington CROP walkArlington CROP Hunger Walk
First Presbyterian Church (601 N. Vermont St.)
Time: 8:15-11:45 a.m.

This all-ages event raises funds for the Arlington Food Assistance Center and for disaster relief and refugee assistance around the world. Walk the 5k or 10k routes as part of a team or create one.

St Peters esiscopal via FacebookBig Yard Sale at St. Peter’s Church*
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (4250 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a giant yard sale. Items include clothing, toys, books, household goods, furniture, kitchen appliances, decorations and more. Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, will be hosting a sale across the street.

MCC-Falloween-spider-balloon-smFALLOWEEN at Market Common Clarendon
Market Common Clarendon (2700 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

Market Common Clarendon will host the annual FALLOWEEN event for a day of fun the entire family can enjoy. There will be a live music, a petting zoo, face painters, pumpkin decorating, a photo opportunity and trick-or-treating. Admission is free.


Marine Corps Marathon scenes (photo by Wolfkann)Marine Corps Marathon Finish Festival
Along Meade Street in Rosslyn
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Celebrate the post-race activities alongside the runners and fans. Essential services, food, including a Restaurant Row, live music, entertainment and giveaways await runners and spectators as they continue down Meade Street from the finish area.

Howl-O-Ween Clarendon Animal CareHowl-O-Ween Party & Costume Contest
James Hunter Park (1299 N Herndon Street)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Join Clarendon Animal Care and Canine Performance for a Howl-O-Ween Party & Costume Contest. There will be pet games and goodies, a costume contest and pet photo booth. This is a free event that is open to everyone in the community.

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by ARLnow.com — October 15, 2015 at 10:35 am 0

Halloween-Graphic-1020x1020(Updated at 11:20 a.m.) TechShop in Crystal City is planning a steampunk-themed Halloween party later this month.

The event is planned for Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-9 p.m. It will include a jack-o’-lantern contest and a steampunk costume contest.

“Break out your petticoats and top hats, don your driving goggles, and adorn yourself with gears of all shapes and sizes, because the winners of these contests will score awesome prizes!” TechShop said in an event page.

In terms of food and drink, the party will feature a Good Stuff Eatery milkshake bar, a kids candy bar and a “haunted cocktail bar.”

Tickets are $15 for adults who aren’t TechShop members, $10 for members, $5 for those under 21.

A family-friendly “Hack Your Halloween” meetup, featuring a workshop on laser etching a pumpkin, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tickets for children ages 10-14 attending the meetup are $10 and there are additional charges for the pumpkin etching.

TechShop Arlington is located at 2110 Crystal Drive and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for major holidays.

by Heather Mongilio — October 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm 0

Arlington Neighborhood Villages (courtesy of Arlington Neighborhood VillageArlington Neighborhood Villages (ANV), a nonprofit helping older residents stay in their homes, is looking for volunteers and members.

Arlington Neighborhood Villages is holding an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m. to inform people about the services it provides for older Arlington residents, as well as the volunteer opportunities it has.

The event will be held at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd).

“Celebrate ANV’s growth and bring your friends and neighbors to learn how they can continue to live in their homes and communities as they age,” the nonprofit, which launched a year and a half ago, said on the event page.

There will be light refreshments and a raffle. Members and volunteers can win a $25 gift card by bringing a friend who then joins ANV.

ANV helps Arlington residents, ages 55 and up, stay in their homes by providing them with social and educational outings, transportation and daily check-in calls. The organization relies on volunteers to help provide the transportation, run errands for older residents, do house check ups while people are away and perform household tasks, such as changing light bulbs or smoke detector batteries.

by Heather Mongilio — October 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm 0

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Outdoor movie in Crystal CityCrystal Screen Presents “Scream”
S. Bell Street between 18th Street S. and 20th Street S.
Time: Approximately 6:34 p.m.

The Crystal City Business Improvement District with Vornado/Charles E. Smith is showing a series of scary movies each week in October, leading up to Halloween. This week is 1996 horror flick “Scream.”


George Mason University's Arlington campus (photo via Google Maps)Watch the First Democratic Presidential Debate at GMU
GMU Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8:30-11:00 pm

Come watch Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vie for the presidential nomination in the first Democratic debate. The debate starts at 9 p.m. on CNN. Please RSVP to Robert Guttman, director of the Center for Politics and Foreign Relations.


Stuart-Little-ArlNowStuart Little*
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Wakefield Theatre presents the classic tale of a little mouse and his adventures in the big city. Tickets are $5 at the door. There is also a chance to meet the characters at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. showing of the play.


White-Cane-Day-2014Arlington Host Lions – White Cane Day*
Harrison Street Safeway (2500 N. Harrison Street)
Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Arlington Host Lions Club will be collecting donations to help train people with eyesight disabilities to use white canes. Funds will also go to raising awareness of issues facing the blind.

cherwienA Reforming Church Sings: A Hymn Festival for Reformation*
Resurrection Lutheran Church (6201 Washington Blvd)
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Join the Resurrection Lutheran Church in singing a set of hymns led by pianist and composer David Cherwien. Public worship scholars Gail Ramshaw and Gordon Lathrop will provide reflections on each of the hymns performed. 


Bluemont Park (photo from Arlington County website)Kinhaven 5K (plus 1K and Toddler Dash)
Bluemont Park (601 Manchester Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Help benefit the Kinhaven Preschool in Ballston by running a 5K, 1K or Toddler Dash. The 5K will take runners on a trail through Bluemont Park. Participants can register online for the 5K, which costs $30, or the fun run for kids 12 and younger, which costs $5.

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by Heather Mongilio — October 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Dog in costume (Courtesy of Doorways for Women and Families)Halloween is coming a week early at the Market Common Clarendon (2700 Clarendon Blvd), with the return of Falloween and Howl-O-Ween on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Howl-O-Ween, the annual trick-or-treating dog walking event, kicks off the morning at 9:30 a.m.

Dogs and their owners will make their way around the Market Common Clarendon loop, while stopping at local businesses to trick-or-treat. Each year, owners compete to have the best costume for their furry friends.

The event benefits local nonprofits Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Doorways for Women and Families.

Kelly Spafford, a spokeswoman for Doorways, recommends owners use “originality, creativity and humorous/clever costumes” to win the costume contest.

“Consider combining your dog’s costume with your own (dressing up isn’t mandatory, but there will be prizes!),” Spafford said in an email. “Remember to make sure your dog feels safe and comfortable in their costume.”

In addition to trick-or-treating and the costume contest, dogs will have the ability to show off their skills on an agility course.

Howl-O-Ween is dog and human friendly, Spafford said.

“It’s a way to get your kids involved in charity work, [as] volunteering is typically unavailable to them for confidentiality, insurance or other reasons at most human service nonprofits, so this is a way to get them connected to the importance of helping others early, so bring the whole family,” she said.

Howl-O-Ween is a charity event, and costs $30 for adults and $20 for children. All proceeds go to helping women and dogs that are victims of abuse.

Immediately after Howl-O-Ween, the Market Common Clarendon will host its annual family-oriented Falloween event from noon to 4 p.m.

There will be live music from children’s entertainer Mr. Knick Knack from noon to 2 p.m., followed by Rainbow Rock Band, from 2-4 p.m.

The free event will also have a petting zoo, face painting and pumpkin decorating. Kids will have the opportunity to go trick-or-treating at local businesses from 1-3:30 p.m.

by Heather Mongilio — October 8, 2015 at 10:30 am 0

"Secrets of Crystal City" graphicGroups of cyclists will get to explore the “secrets” of three Arlington neighborhoods this month.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is organizing the 5-6 mile evening rides with Bike Arlington.

First up tonight is the Secrets of Crystal City. The ride will start tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Crystal City Water Park, on the 1700 block of Crystal Drive, and end just down the street at TechShop around 8 p.m.

“On our ‘Secrets of Crystal City’ ride, we’ll open your eyes to a whole new side of one of Arlington’s signature neighborhoods,” WABA said on the event’s website.

The rides continue weekly, with a tour of Shirlington on Oct. 14 and a ride through Ballston on Oct. 28. Another ride will take cyclists across the river on a haunted ghost ride on Capitol Hill in D.C. on Oct. 23.

Reservations for each tour costs $10, but it’s half off for WABA members and free for Capital Bikeshare members. Participants must provide their own bikes and helmets. The rides are open to anyone over 14 years old.

The tour is also accepting walk-ups depending on the amount of available space in the tour group. Walk-up riders can participate for free.

by Heather Mongilio — October 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0

Two people take a tree home during the Crytal City's Bid Tropical Storm (Courtesy of Crystal City BID)

(Updated at 1:50 p.m.) There will be a “frenzy” at the Crystal City Farmer’s Market next week, as the Crystal City Business Improvement District gives away tropical plants ahead of the cold weather months.

Prospective adoptive plant owners can stop by the Crystal City BID’s tent to pick up a fern, palm tree or other tropical flora at 3 p.m. next Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Crystal City FreshFarm Farmer’s Market.

The BID gets the plants for its “Floral Frenzy-Tropical Storm” event through a partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, said BID president Angie Fox. Vornado removes the tropical plants in its planters around Crystal City to replace them with evergreen trees for the winter — the BID then gives away the old plants.

“Tropical Storm allows community residents and workers to rescue tropical ferns and other plants that would otherwise be thrown into the compost pile,” the BID said on its website.

The palm trees given away can grow up to 7 or 8 feet tall, can live year-round inside and are not difficult to keep alive, Fox said.

“We bring them out and Vornado brings planters, and people just grab [plants] and walk down the street,” she said.

The event, which is part of the BID’s Crystal Green program, is well attended and plants are usually gone within 30 minutes, Fox said.

Tropical Storm is a great way for Crystal City residents and workers to adopt plants and support sustainable landscaping practices within our community,” Fox said in a statement. “The Floral Frenzy program provides hundreds of plants for re-use annually while celebrating Crystal City’s beautifully landscaped streetscapes and open spaces.”

The farmers market takes place on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. on Crystal Drive, between 18th and 20th streets. The market’s last day of the year is Nov. 24.

Photo courtesy of the Crystal City BID. Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

by Eleanor Greene — October 5, 2015 at 11:35 am 0

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Waiting for interviewInterviewing Strategies and Tactics Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

We will tackle common questions and teach a process for answering any interview question. Learn how to present stories from your professional experience, so that you come across as confident, competent and articulate. Register on Eventbrite.


EnvironmentalForum-logoEnvironmental County Board Candidates Forum*
Arlington Trades Center (2700 S. Taylor Street)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Arlington’s environmental groups host a forum with County Board candidates Audrey Clement, Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey and Mike McMenamin. Learn about the candidates’ positions on parks and environmental issues affecting the county.


Mrs-Lees-Rose-GardenArlington Historical Society Presents Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

The Arlington Historical Society will host author Carlo DeVito in the Reinsch Library auditorium as he discusses his book “Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden: The True Story of the Founding of Arlington.” The event is free and open to the public.


Fall fest bounce houseSaint Ann Family Fall Festival*
Saint Ann School and Church grounds (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

The day has fun for everyone, including rides and games for kids, live entertainment and variety of food. Adults will love the beer garden and sales with local merchants. Admission is free and the event is rain or shine. Proceeds go to Saint Ann School.

Ball-Sellers-HouseBall-Sellers Antique Appraisal Roadshow
Carlin Hall (5711 4th Street S.)
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Second Annual Appraisal Roadshow is a fundraiser for Arlington’s oldest structure-the Ball-Sellers House. Participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and bring an antique to be appraised by experts. Appraisal is $25 per person to benefit Ball-Sellers House.


Kidsave hug imageKidsave Wine Tasting at ScrewTop*
ScrewTop Wine Bar (1025 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Hear all about Kidsave in this 3rd annual wine tasting and fundraiser. Enjoy wine and appetizers with friends and meet the Hubbard and Buckley families. Visit with successful volunteers and adoptive parents. Registration is $50 on Eventbrite.

Shirlington Oktoberfest new date16th Annual Shirlington Oktoberfest (Re-scheduled)
The Village at Shirlington (4001 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 12 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy a German-style Oktoberfest! Attendees are invited to dress up for German food and drink from regional breweries. Tickets are $30 and include a glass and 10 drink tickets. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on the day of. Event is free for non-drinkers.

Twisted Vines (Flickr pool photo by Facebook)Walking Dead Season Premiere Party*
Twisted Vines Bistro and Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 8 – 11:30 p.m.

Join Twisted Vines for the Walking Dead Season 6 premiere! We will have unlimited special appetizers and themed drinks served in the bar area. Limited tickets available, reserve now! Tickets are $45 and can be reserved online.

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by Heather Mongilio — October 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Metal recycling at E-CARE (photo via Arlington County DES)Arlington’s biannual Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) has been rescheduled for the end of October due to rainy weather.

The recycling event will now happen on Halloween (Oct. 31) from 8:30 a.m to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Road).

“The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) is an event where Arlington residents can safely dispose of household hazardous materials and recycle bikes, small metal items, shoes and clothing, among other things,” the county said on its website.

The county is waiving the $20 recycling fee for televisions and $15 recycling fee for computer monitors due to the inconvenience of having to reschedule.

E-CARE was originally scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 3, but was cancelled as the result of anticipated rain from a nor’easter hitting the area this weekend.

by Eleanor Greene — September 28, 2015 at 11:45 am 0

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Seminar-group-shotNetworking 101 & Your Personal Elevator Pitch Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Did you know 70 percent of jobs are found through networking? Learn to make an elevator pitch and gain contacts. Session will have a simulation networking meeting. Register on Eventbrite.


Affordable Housing Month logo (via Arlington County)APAH Affordable Housing Month Open House
Buchanan Gardens Apartments (926 S. Buchanan Street)
Time: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing welcomes you to learn more during open houses. Learn about and discuss topics such as: what is affordable housing? Who lives in affordable housing? Why is it important? How is it financed?


PrideRocksPride on the Rocks – Festival Countdown*
Redrocks Arlington (2501 9th Road S.)
Time: 6 – 11 p.m.

Trivia! Raffle! Frivolity! Free parking! “Pride on the Rocks” features food and drink specials, team trivia, and more! Team trivia starts at 7:30pm, and there are prizes! RedRocks Arlington donates 10 percent of all sales that evening to Northern Virginia Pride!

Pump and Dump Evening of ComedyThe Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Show and Night Out For Once
Arlington Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.

“The Pump and Dump” is a night out to make you laugh away a kid-filled day. Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sidekick, MC Doula, host this evening of comedy. Tickets are $20.


Arlington bike leafAnnual Arlington Fun Ride*
Crystal City (18th Street and Crystal Drive)
Time: 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

This scenic, family-friendly event will give riders a chance to experience the paved trails of the “Arlington Loop.” Riders may choose to stop at rest stops in Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Ballston and Rosslyn. Learn more at www.arlingtonfunride.org.

Metal recycling at E-CARE (photo via Arlington County DES)E-CARE Fall Recycling Event
Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE) is an event where Arlington residents can safely dispose of hazardous materials and recycle many household items. Here is a complete list of accepted items.

TED x ArlingtonTEDx Arlington
Spectrum Theater (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TEDx is just like the famed Ted Talks you see online. At TEDxArlington, we will explore connectedness from different layered perspectives including family, neighbors, community. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance.


Workers are installing 250 solar panels on the roof of the Arlington Central LibrarySolar Home Tour
706 N. Ivy Street
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Two buildings near the Clarendon Metro will be open for view as part of a national solar home tour. See solar water heating, a direct-exchange HVAC system and much more. Groups, students, families welcome. For information email [email protected].

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by Eleanor Greene — September 23, 2015 at 11:30 am 0

Shirlington Oktoberfest 2015 bannerCapitol City Brewing will be hosting the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest in Shirlington on Saturday, October 3 from 12-7 p.m.

The event will feature more than 60 local breweries, food from local vendors and authentic German music and food. As usual, Oktoberfest will be held along Campbell Avenue at The Village at Shirlington. 

“We have about 90 vendors, 65 breweries, thousands of people come out, it’s just a whole lot of fun,” said Sean Carney, a manager at the brewery’s Shirlington location. Carney says he expects two to three thousand people to come to the event, “Maybe even more… it’s one of the bigger festivals in the fall around here, that’s what gets people so excited.”

Tickets are $30 for the the beer tasting, which includes 10 four-ounce pours, wristband and tasting glass. For non-drinkers, the event is free to attend.

Arlington County has made a video publicizing ways to get there without using a car, both as part of Arlington’s Car-Free Diet, as well as to encourage responsible drinking.

by Eleanor Greene — September 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm 0

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Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.


Seminar-group-shotResumes and Cover Letters Career Seminar*
Link Locale (3140 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

If you haven’t refreshed your resume lately, come hear about the newest trends for resumes and cover letters in hiring and recruiting, so bring along your resume. Visit the Eventbrite page to register.


Class at Yorktown High SchoolESL English Classes*
Redeemer Church of Arlington (716 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

This is the first class in a fall session of classes for English-language learners. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are available. New students have a $25 fee, which includes the cost of books. Scholarships are available.


YEAlogo-gifYoung Entrepreneurs Academy Information Session
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N.)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking class that transforms students into entrepreneurs. The class (comprised of students aged 11-18) meets one day a week from October through May. Pre-registration for the session is encouraged.


Plants at Arlington Central Library's volunteer gardenWednesdays in the Garden Programs
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

This series of programs, taught by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and VCE Master Gardeners, teaches gardening skills to a wide audience. This week’s topic is “Inside Arlington Kitchens: Tasting Our Cultures.” No registration required. 


Conversations with Tyler: A Conversation with Dani Rodrik*
Founders Hall, GMU Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Dani Rodrik, one of the most influential voices on globalization and economic development, will join George Mason University Professor Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging intellectual dialogue as part of the Conversations with Tyler series.


Affordable Housing Month logo (via Arlington County)Affordable Housing Bike Tour
Clarendon Blvd & N. Pierce Street
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Tour Arlington’s affordable housing properties, including Parc Rosslyn, which has 101 affordable units and Colonial Village, with 162 affordable units. The event is free. No reservation necessary, but RSVP to [email protected].

Scenes from Clarendon Day 2011Clarendon Day
Around the Clarendon Metro Station
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The 18th Annual Clarendon Day Street Festival is everything a street fair should be. Last year, well over 30,000 people attended. The event starts with a 10K/5K/Kids Dash race in the morning, followed by live musical performances, crafts, food and more.



Many Hopes 5K Run/Walk*
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy)
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us as we run/walk the Custis Trail, while supporting Many Hopes’ mission to to make positive change in coastal Kenya. All fees and donations will go directly to operations on the ground. Registration is $35 in advance, $45 day-of.

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by ARLnow.com — September 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm 0

2015 Nauck Civic Pride Day FlyerThe Nauck neighborhood will hold its annual Civic and Community Pride Day on Saturday.

The event, which is being held from noon to 6 p.m. at Drew Model School and the Nauck Town Square, will feature live music and dancing, local vendors, entertainers and speakers, a health fair, and a fish fry and barbecue.

For kids, there will be a moon bounce, a cake walk and a video game truck.

For adults, there will be a voter registration booth, HIV testing and representatives from the public defender’s office, according to an event flyer.


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