Press Club

After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is returning on Saturday, May 14. AFAC is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers in this nationwide event. All food collected in Arlington will come to AFAC!

On the morning of May 14, residents can leave non-perishable food donations in a bag by their mailboxes by 9 a.m. for their local letter carrier to pick up and deliver to AFAC. The most wanted food items are: canned goods (tomato, tuna, soups, and beans) and cereal.

*Low sodium and sugar items preferred; no glass, expired food, or household items, please! 

If your donation gets missed or if you have a communal mailbox, we will have food drive boxes set up at locations across the county where donations can be dropped off for collection. For more information, visit our event page.

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Cody Chance and Dick Nathan of Long & Foster are hosting an online workshop on “down-sizing” Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30-7 p.m.

We have created a workbook with an extensive planning guide to enable you to design a personalized written plan for your move. It includes copious resources specific to Northern Virginia to help you to find the best people to assist you, and to get your extra belongings into the hands of people who will value them. The format is a “guided group discussion” of the workbook, with a chance for the participants to ask their own questions.

We will cover three major themes:

  • Handling a lifetime’s worth of possessions
  • Ensuring that your legal and financial arrangements reflect your needs
  • How to sell your current home and find another that is the “right size” for you

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

UrbanArias presents Why I Live at the P.O., a world premiere comedic opera based on the classic short story by Eudora Welty.

On the Fourth of July, Sister’s uneventful life is interrupted by the arrival of her sister, Stella-Rondo, who has just left her husband and returned to the family home in Mississippi with a child in tow. When Sister questions Shirley-T.’s dubious parentage, Stella-Rondo begins to turn the rest of family against her, starting with Mama, then Papa-Daddy, and finally their eccentric Uncle Rondo. At the end of the day, Sister has had enough. She collects her belongings and moves into the Post Office, where she is Postmistress.

This interpretation sees the character of Sister split into two actors. One is the Sister of the present, recalling the terrible day and the injustices she suffered at the hands of her family. The other is the Sister of the past, whom we observe in the drama, seeing her long suffering service and devotion to her family be completely disregarded upon the return of Stella-Rondo. Of course, the truth lies somewhere between these two perspectives, and the audience is left to decide whether Sister is truly “getting along fine.”

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Divorce is difficult both emotionally and logistically. Divorce Mediation assists couples in untangling their life while reducing the elevated stress of the process. The mediator will help divorcing couples through the process in a few short sessions creating a solid foundation of understanding on which each can construct their independent new destiny.

The legal complexities of divorce, as well as the vagueness of the required legal conditions, are difficult enough without having to arrange a new independent life at the same time. While many partnerships end after a divorce decree is issued by the court, many others continue, especially if children are involved.

Join Walid from your device for a 1:15 (75 minute) live webinar to learn more about the divorce process and get answers to your questions regarding expectations, steps involved, and length of each phase.

REGISTER here: www.aethermediation.com/webinar for one of the available May sessions.

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Candidate Forum: Virginia’s 8th Congressional District Primary
Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax branches of the NAACP

Thursday, May 12
7-9 p.m. VA District 8 Candidates:
Donald Beyer (D) (Incumbent) Victoria Virasingh (D) Monica Carpio (R) Jeff Jordan (R) (not confirmed)Heerak Christian Kim (R)Karina Lipsman (R) Kezia Tunnell (R) not confirmed)

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Is home ownership a goal of yours in 2022? Now is the time to make it happen! Grab a (virtual) drink with the area’s top Real Estate experts, learn all about the home buying process and on how you can get $1,500 towards your closing costs immediately!

Did you know the average Arlington renter will spend $150K in 5 years of renting? Stop paying down someone else’s mortgage! Join us for a Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

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, Arlington and Washingtonian Magazines top producing agents! We will discuss the latest market updates, the home buying process and rent vs. buy cost savings. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Call/text Manavi at 703-869-6698 with any questions!

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(This Community Post was written by 9th Street Chamber Music and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

9th Street Chamber Music is proud to culminate its first season of operation with two major performances at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N Oakland Street.

On April 29 at 6:30 p.m., 9th Street Quartet performs their final ‘Rush Hour’ Concert, a program that includes the hidden gem of George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1 and Take This Hammer, a piece written by one of 9SQ’s favorite living composers, Steven Snowden.

On May 11 at 7:30 p.m., the 9SCM Youth String Quartet Intensive will also hold their final concert of the season, and will perform an entire program of beautiful music written by living composers including Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery and Osvaldo Golijov. Come see the incredible skills developed by these talented musicians who represent over fifteen area schools in grades 8 through 12.

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Looking to stay fit and active this spring while playing competitive basketball? Grab a few friends and sign up for Parks & Rec’s Spring Adult Basketball League.

Adults 18+ can register teams of up to 12 people for the ten-game season. Cost is $765 per team. Games are Mondays and/or Wednesdays starting in early May. Learn more and sign up here by April 24.

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Spring is officially here and we are thrilled to announce Arlington Arts Center’s spring 2022 class season! From sculpture to mixed media and much more, we are sure you will find a class that you will love! Try your hand at Figure Drawing on Tuesday nights with Sarah Balough. We are also excited to be bringing back Art & Wellness on Tuesdays with Bethany Masimula!

For those creative kids and teens, we have a wide selection as well! Beloved art instructor, Nicole Vance will be leading People Art! on Thursdays and we have Mixed-Media Imagination on Wednesdays for ages 5-7! For those talented teens, we have Form & Value: Drawing Exploration for ages 14-18 and Subject & Style: The Artists Experience for ages 11-14.

Classes start as early as next week so sign up today to secure your space!

Learn more and register at arlingtonartscenter.org.

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Enjoy your spring break, and come back to some terrific classes at Art House 7, starting April 18! Ceramics classes at the wheel are one of our specialties. Among our openings for adults: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Mondays and 7 p.m. on Fridays. You’ll come home with some beautiful ceramic pieces. Our spring session offers a terrific range of classes, including painting, drawing, sculpture, sewing, photography, filmmaking and more, and we have some openings throughout.

If you haven’t discovered Art House 7, please check out us out! We offer classes, workshops and Art Nights throughout the year, as well as summer camps, ages 5 to adult. You can buy art supplies next door. We’re near the Lee Harrison shopping center, and free parking is outside our door.

Pictured above is one of our ceramics teachers, Zach Norrbom.

https://arthouseseven.com

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Congressional School in Falls Church is delighted to host the MONA (Mothers of North Arlington) at an upcoming Private School Fair. Private schools from around the Washington, D.C. area ranging from large independent schools to small local Montessori and faith-based schools will be represented. The fair is open to the public and admission is free.

RSVP to attend at www.congressionalschool.org/monafair.

Mona Private School Fair at Congressional School

Thursday, April 28, 2022
6:30-8 p.m.
3229 Sleepy Hollow Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

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