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Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma or anger? Are
you ready to make a change?

Lauren K. Nickum, LCSW, CSAC from Peaceful Mind Solutions is now taking new
clients for psychotherapy. Lauren has over 10 years of experience treating
mental health disorders and general life stress in adults and adolescents. For
more information visit
peacefulmindsolutions.com.

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As the summer winds down, it’s a great time to look forward to a creative fall! Art House 7 has a terrific selection of classes, for preschoolers to adults. Our fall session, starting September 6, offers painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, ceramics (including the wheel) and sewing. We have specialty classes such as Suminagashi, the ancient art of Japanese water marbling.

If you’re looking for a shorter commitment, we also have a full schedule of workshops, Art Nights, and Morning Art Socials. If you haven’t discovered Art House 7, please check us out! We offer classes throughout the year, taught by a range of fantastic teachers. You can buy art supplies next door. We’re near the Lee Harrison shopping center, and free parking is outside our door.

Art House 7
5537 Langston Blvd.Arlington VA 22207
https://arthouseseven.com/

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Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma or anger? Are
you ready to make a change?

Lauren K. Nickum, LCSW, CSAC from Peaceful Mind Solutions is now taking new
clients for psychotherapy. Lauren has over 10 years of experience treating
mental health disorders and general life stress in adults and adolescents. For
more information visit
peacefulmindsolutions.com.

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(This Community Post was written by Signature Theatre and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.

“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.

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“Probing the highly imaginative, inspired mind of Teresa Oaxaca is not altogether unlike having a present-day conversation with an Old Master,” says Nashville Arts Magazine.

Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.

Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.

See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207

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Validating one’s emotions has the power to heal, transform, and empower. What Is Validation? Every human being has feelings. We all have emotions that change over time, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. The question isn’t whether we feel; it’s how we handle feelings once they arise.

Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.

Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).

Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.

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The non-profit organization Embracing Arlington Arts is proud to release its revised a one-stop library database of 100 study links providing evidence of the health benefits of the arts for every community sector and providing the scientific evidence. “We have updated our online library to ensure that no study cited is more than 5 years old,” stated Janet Kopenhaver, the organization’s president. “This project was initiated as a result of our Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors in 2020,” she added.

The Embracing Arlington Arts Board of Directors wanted to create this library with links to peer-reviewed studies on the health benefits of the arts in order to make it easier for those interested in learning more about this topic without having to search hundreds of different websites. The database is broken down into five community sectors (Medically Disabled, Physically Disabled, Seniors, Students/Children and Veterans), with five study links for each of the four art therapy genres (dance, music, theater/drama and visual arts) for a total of 100 study links. “We wanted to encapsulate a robust representation of the breadth of studies available on these health benefits,” Kopenhaver explained.

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Looking to stay fit and active while playing competitive basketball or softball this fall? Grab a few friends and sign up for a Parks & Rec league! The indoor adult fall basketball league is a ten-game season with games held on Mondays and Wednesdays with a post-season tournament. Cost is $765 per team. Season begins in late August. Learn more and register here.

Batter up! Parks & Rec’s fall adult softball league registration is now open for the men’s, women’s, coed and social divisions. Cost is $870 per team for an 18-game season. Games begin the week of August 15. Sign up here.

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St. Charles offers a play-based curriculum in a welcoming, Christ-centered environment.

Our program focuses on socio-emotional development and kindergarten readiness through hands-on and engaging activities.

The Monday-Friday program is a full day 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. *Daycare option available.

For more information or to schedule a tour, visit us at www.stcharlesarlington.org or call (703) 527-0608.

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Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma or anger? Are you ready to make a change?

Lauren K. Nickum, LCSW, CSAC from Peaceful Mind Solutions is now taking new clients for psychotherapy. Lauren has over 10 years of experience treating mental health disorders and general life stress in adults and adolescents. For more information visit peacefulmindsolutions.com.

Submit your own Community Post here.

Sewell, New Jersey — The Arlington Arsenal 10U White team traveled to Sewell, New Jersey over the weekend to compete in the Washington Township’s first annual Summer Classic Tournament.

On Sunday, July 10 the Arsenal went on to defeat the hosting team, Washington TWP, coming back from a 1-0 deficit to take the title 7-3. On Saturday, July 9, Arsenal beat Washington TWP 7-2 and Brandywine Bulldogs 18-2. During Sunday’s single elimination play, Arsenal again faced the Bulldogs winning 10-0. The final was an intense game between two teams that both played hard, but in the end Arlington Arsenal’s team defense and timely hits carried them to the title winning 7-3.

The Arlingon Arsenal was represented by Anders Gick, Desta Semroc-Clarke, Fitz Crowder, Flynn Uscinski, Gleb Kasyan, James Gentry, John Allard, Logan Brangman, Nicholas Bruno, Ren Newton, Samuel Schobel, Troy Ibinson, and William Chase.

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