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Book It For Books 5K/One-Mile Run/Walk is Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia’s fund- and fun-raiser to help supply books to over 20,000 vulnerable children in Arlington and the surrounding NOVA community. The date and time: 9 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Book It is an-person event at Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia, with staggered start times for safety. A hybrid option is available for those who prefer to participate at a distance.

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(This Community Post was written by the Arlington Concert Band and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Arlington Concert Band (ACB) is resuming with an exciting fall season. Mark your calendars for the ACB’s next concert on Thursday, December 2. Join for a fun evening of band music, including both classic and contemporary tunes.

A wind ensemble made up of more than 50 professional music educators and dedicated amateur musicians, the ACB performs regularly throughout the community and plays an assortment of music including marches, show tunes and classical arrangements. The ACB’s musicians come from a variety of backgrounds — from lawyers to IT professionals to retirees — but all are united around a shared mission to bring a mix of family friendly, professional music to the community for all to enjoy and to provide an outlet for making music performance a lifelong activity. The ACB is led by Director James Kirchenbauer.

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Was one of your 2021 goals to purchase a home? It’s not too late! Make your 2021 resolution a reality and become a homeowner by the end of the year and stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend nearly $150K in 5 years of renting whereas a homeowner in that same period will conservatively make over $100,000 in equity?

Please join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. via zoom (link to be provided upon RSVP). A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia and Washingtonian Magazine top producing agents on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking on the link. Call/text us at 703-869-6698 with any questions!

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Are you over 50 and love intellectual engagement and community? Then, you should join Encore Learning.

Since 2002, Encore Learning has grown into a vibrant community of 1,000 members, connecting the Arlington community through college level classes and exciting social opportunities. This fall, Encore Learning is offering 34 courses taught by accomplished instructors. Members can revisit topics they love, and discover new passions. While most courses are virtual, some may be in-person in Arlington.

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Are you a successful woman quietly suffering because of your drinking? Is it starting to adversely affect how you feel day-to-day, your relationships or work?

Me, My Body and Alcohol is an ongoing online therapeutic group of 8 women looking to really invest in themselves and better understand their drinking and options available for them to feel better. More importantly, we foster a genuine connection so you can share your joys and challenges and gain support.

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Arlington will be sure to continue our four-year reign as the Fittest City in the USA with the opening of a new 8,000 sq. ft. fitness center in the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center. With an open area for cardio and weights, a group exercise room, locker rooms for men, women and families, two wet classrooms and a robust class schedule, the center will meet all your fitness needs.

Better yet, Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center also gets you access to the only 50-meter pool in NOVA, an indoor sprayground and to all of the County’s Community Center Fitness Facilities. Memberships start at $360 for six months; daily, 10-visit and 25-visit passes also available. Free parking available for members, punch pass holders and class members. Learn more and sign up at visitlongbridge.us, or come on by for a tour and to sign up.

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Have you found your quarantine oasis? Are you tired of paying down someone else’s mortgage? Please join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 15 at 6 p.m. via zoom (link to be provided upon RSVP).

A lot has happened in the local market since the beginning of the pandemic. Sip on your drink of choice and learn from Northern Virginia and Washingtonian Magazine top producing agents on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking on the link. Call/text Manavi at 703-869-6698 with any questions!

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(This Community Post was written by the Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

Do you like paintings? Sculpture? Drawings? Prints? Jewelry? The makers of all those things and more throughout Arlington will open their studios to visitors the last week of September.

Forty-seven artists will participate in the fourth Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour (AVAST) on September 25 and 26. Anyone can pick their favorite art works on the project’s website, find studios on the map, and visit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It’s a rare opportunity to meet artists in their work spaces and find out how they produce their objects.

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Online Group — We drink for many reasons: it’s fun, a way to get together with friends, a learned behavior, a part of celebrations, discomfort and loneliness. If your drinking is starting to negatively impact your life and you are feeling alone, we will be your new support system, where you can open up to your joy and share your worries.

An ongoing therapeutic group limited to 8 women who want to make an investment in themselves. Moderated by two local psychotherapists. For details and to interview for a spot, please email: [email protected].

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Do your art supply shopping with us, at Art House 7. We sell high-quality oil, acrylic and watercolor paints, as well as brushes, canvases, paper, palettes, pastels, markers and more. All at competitive prices. You can come by our store and browse, or check out our inventory online for local pickup. Masks required.

Monday-Friday, 10-5 p.m. and Saturday 10-3 p.m. See our inventory: arthouseseven.com/store. You’ll be set for our Fall 1 classes, beginning September 8! Still time to sign up: painting, drawing (including Comic/Manga), ceramics, sewing and more. Excellent teachers. Ages k through adult: arthouseseven.com

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Second Saturday Divorce workshops are designed to equip you with the legal, financial, and emotional resources you need to make the right decision for your marriage and your life. This is a supportive and understanding space focused on encouraging peaceful, empowered decisions about divorce — from the comfort of your home or office.

At a Second Saturday Workshop, you’ll hear from local divorce professionals including family law attorneys, financial advisors, therapists, and more who will offer professional, unbiased support, prudent information, and assist with your questions and concerns regarding the divorce process. All Second Saturday workshops value privacy and we will never release personal information or specifically identify any registrants or attendees.

Wednesday, September 8, hosted by Argent Bridge Advisors: Register Here
Saturday, September 11, hosted by Cooper Ginsberg Gray PLLC: Register Here

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