Arlington, VA

Second Saturday: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce!

Join us for our next seminar where local professionals come together to educate people about the divorce process. This seminar offers non-biased financial, emotional and legal advice from qualified local professionals, providing people with the knowledge, support, resources and trust that they need to survive the divorce process and move forward with confidence toward a new life.

This seminar’s professionals will include William Miller: Family Law Attorney, Cecile Hult: Certified Divorce Financial Adviser, John Hurst: High-conflict Mediator and Co-parenting Coordinator.

Light food and beverages provided. Registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Participants must arrive by 6 p.m. when elevators convert to pass-only usage.

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This Community Post was written by Serena Sela for National Chamber Ensemble and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney.

You already know the classics — you can hum the melodies from the Marriage of Figaro and the Four Seasons — but can you remember exploring these works for the first time?

The National Chamber Ensemble’s 2019-2020 season, The Classics Re-Imagined, will showcase the pieces you thought you knew and guide you in rediscovering their charms. NCE’s October 19 performance features acclaimed piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 scored for chamber ensemble. Mr. Rodriguez made his debut with this same piece at the tender age of 10! The Overture to Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro and his Symphony No. 40 complete the night’s program. 

By taking pieces originally scored for an orchestra, NCE tailors each work to be enjoyed in a chamber music setting. This intimate context is sure to delight not only the classical music newbie, but also concert-going buffs (who may even hear something in a way they’ve never heard before)!

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Many across the Arlington community are either directly involved or aware of the important work the Challenging Racism organization does on behalf of our community — facilitating important conversations designed to disrupt racism wherever it persists.

We want to invite you to the Challenging Racism 2019 Annual Reception, to be on November 1, from 7-9 p.m. at the Mexican Cultural Institute, a beautiful historic facility in Columbia Heights, Washington D.C. We hope you can join us for what will be an amazing evening of great people, music, food and drink!

Learn more and register for the reception at Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

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This Community Post was written by Educational Theatre Company (ETC) and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney.

Did you know Arlington has a vibrant community of teen filmmakers? For the past 10 years, ETC has helped these students bring their creative visions to life!

Students in the ETC-on-Film program write, direct, shoot and edit original short films which are then posted on ETC’s Youtube page.

Summer film camps focus on a variety of disciplines. Intro to Film offers a first look at filmmaking to 3rd-5th graders. Shake the Screen gives teens the opportunity to adapt works from the public domain. Camp Comedy combines students (3rd-12th grade) to create a mix of silent films and original movie musicals.

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(This Community Post was written by and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney.)

Our family company found that building a quality art gallery in our community as a pure, lively exhibition space, has been extremely rewarding and brings together all walks of life from our neighborhood and beyond. We urge other developers throughout Arlington to set aside permanent retail space for community events and art exhibition.

We opened the gallery without any experience but with lots of support from the vibrant Arlington art community, including artists, the Arlington Arts Center, Embracing Arlington Arts, multiple Arlington County agencies and many of our local curators who were excited to teach us how to be seasoned gallerists.

The Fred Schnider Gallery of Art has activated the Liberty Center streetscape and introduced us to new friends and the deeply talented Arlington art community. The gallery finishes and thoughtful and versatile design by preeminent Arlington architecture firm ASD/Sky are symbols of our long-term commitment to this wonderful experience.

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During the month of September, the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) will host events throughout Arlington to recognize Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger.

Even though Arlington has one of the highest median household incomes in the country, hunger affects large vulnerable populations within our county borders. Over 2,400 families in need come to AFAC each week to access fresh and healthy supplemental groceries — freeing up tightly stretched funds for child and health care, rent and other necessary financial demands.

Hunger Action Month creates an opportunity to share AFAC’s story and expand its reach to every Arlington resident suffering from food insecurity. With full plates and full hearts, you can help end hunger.

For a full list of events and for more information, visit AFAC’s Hunger Action Month webpage:

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This Community Post was written by Arlington Arts Center and underwritten by The Fred Schnider Investment Group/Fred Schnider Gallery of Art and Embracing Arlington Arts supporter Annie Sweeney.

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce Assembly 2019, AAC’s inaugural regional biennial.

This new program will explore trends among artists in the region and feature emerging artists alongside artists with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic and its art scenes. The artists in Assembly 2019 work in a range of media, from painting to installation, and were selected by Blair Murphy, AAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, from an open call.

“For the first edition of the biennial, we are excited to present an exhibition that reflects the processes and materials artists are using today, while nodding to the ongoing influence of the region’s artistic legacies,” explained Murphy. “There are so many talented artists working in the Mid-Atlantic — there’s a real need for more opportunities to highlight the strength of the work being made while making connections across media and generations.”

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Free barbershop group singing lessons! Starts September 10, 7 p.m. at Gunston MS music room (left past the theater).

During this 5-week series we’ll teach beginners, experienced singers or anyone who just misses singing “California Dreamin” in 4-part barbershop harmony. Don’t worry about which part you’ll sing — we’ll help you figure out if you’re a bass, baritone, lead or tenor.

The 5-week (Tuesdays 7-8:15 p.m.) series ends with you singing with us at our annual fall show on October 12 here in Arlington!

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Photo via Cindy Kane

This Community Post was written by Encore Stage & Studio and underwritten by Washington Workplace.

With the sharpening of pencils and cooling temperatures, fall brings with it a special sense of refreshment, clean slates and beginnings. Encore is thrilled to present several new Education offerings for the start of the 2019/2020 season.

Just arrived to the theatre scene? Join Encore for an Open House to experience a sample class. Get familiar with the class and meet teaching artists, making the first day of class as easy as a fall breeze!

Ready to step up your training? Encore is proud to launch a series of Monday evening programming especially geared toward more experienced theatre lovers. Covering topics such as stage combat, Shakespearean spirits, Broadway choreography and more, these classes will engage students and give their audition room experience a boost.

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Carr Properties signed a 25,000-square-foot lease with Industrious at its 2311 Wilson Boulevard. property in Arlington Virginia.

The premium flexible workspace provider will occupy the entire third floor and will offer co-working and private offices for teams of various sizes. The workspace is expected to be open for business Q1 2020. Carr Properties’ Jackson Prentice says, “Industrious’ passion and commitment to hospitality completely aligns with the new Carr Experience and our dedication to an unrivaled experience in our buildings.”

2311 Wilson is a LEED Gold certified office development, located just a block from the Court House Metro station. The building was completed in 2018, and features an elegant two-story lobby, full-height glass curtain walls and column-free floor plates.

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