1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 810
Arlington, Virginia 22209 Map
Amazing smiles – that’s what we do at VCO Orthodontics! For 1 day only on April 27, we are offering Invisalign treatment for a savings of $1,500. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation for April 27: 703-774-3070.
*First 20 people to call get free tooth whitening.
Crystal City Courtyard Green
2121 Crystal Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202 Map
Run one, two, three, or four Friday evenings in April at our Crystal City 5K Fridays Series. April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6:30 p.m. sharp, outside Crystal City Courtyard Green. One of the most popular and fun 5k races in the metro area, it’s a great way to work off your week and meet others for happy hour (and a drink too). Runners will receive post-race drink tickets that can be used at select Crystal City watering holes. Run the whole series and get a great entry fee ($5 off PER race) and a race premium.
The Church of St. Clement
1701 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Map
The Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale is Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A dozen or more vendors from three states (VA, MD, and PA) will be hosted at this twice-a-year event–now in its 15th year. It is the largest native plant sale in the Washington DC area!
An online table with updated vendor contact information is available at www.northernalexandrianativeplantsale.org, if you click on the “Vendors” page. The vendors will be Atlantic Star Nursery, Charles Racine Co., Chesapeake Natives, Go Native Tree Farm, Heartwood Nursery, Hill House Farm & Nursery, Izel Plants, Kollar Nursery, Nature By Design, Nursery Anonymous, Putnam Hill Nursery, and Wood Thrush Natives (formerly Enchanter’s Garden) and one or two others.
Join us in the parking lot of The Church of St. Clement at 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302.
DIRECTIONS: The Church of St. Clement is inside the I-495 Beltway, near Shirlington & Parkfairfax. From I-395, exit Shirlington/Quaker onto Quaker. After the first light on Quaker, take one of the next two lefts on Crestwood or Oakcrest.. Find your parking space on Crestwood or Oakcrest or nearby. The sale will be at Quaker & Oakcrest (at 1701 N. Quaker Lane). (Please avoid the parking lot at Convergence Church.)
The website for the sale is www.NorthernAlexandriaNativePlantSale.org.
The Facebook page for the sale is www.facebook.com/NorthernAlexandriaNativePlantSale. (Like this page to stay informed of this native plant sale in the future.)
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map
Operation Deploy Your Dress will be coming to the D.C. area to host a pop-up event! ODYD collects and distributes gently used and new formal attire to military and dependent ID cardholders in an attempt to offset the cost of attending military balls and other formal events. We have long dresses, short dresses, and dresses that would be fantastic for any formal event! On April 28, 2018 ODYD will be open to ALL Military ID holders of ALL ranks and ALL branches of service in hopes of helping them find the perfect dress! The event will be held at AUSA Headquarters 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. Proof of ID is required, and parking is available on site, or catch a ride on the metro (the closest stop is Courthouse)! ODYD is excited to be in the area and able to carry their mission of “Deploying America’s Patriotism One Dress At a Time”.
Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, Virginia 22204 Map
Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDCo) is celebrating 22 years of Creating Community through Dance with its FREE, family-friendly MOVE ME Festival on Saturday, April 28, 1:00-4:00 PM in Arlington, VA.
The MOVE ME Festival is a popular, family-friendly celebration of arts and culture for kids and their families in the South Arlington area. BMDCo will present more than 20 artists and dance performers on two stages. The Festival demonstrates the joy of arts and BMDCo will close out the program with performances from its professional dancers, Kenmore junior residency, DC’s Paul Charter School [6th-12th] and Howard University dance students.
Plenty of interactive workshops and multiple opportunities for attendees to learn a few dance sequences from Broadway’s award winning hit, Hamilton. Some of the artists scheduled for April 28th include: Adagio Ballet and Jazz, Agora Dance, Ballet Nova, Kalavaridhi Center for Performing Arts, Halau O’Aulani, The Arlingtones, Maryland Youth Ballet and more….
Families can expect vibrant and engaging performances with interactive workshops, face painting and food. Each year, our sponsors step-up to fund the MOVE ME Festival, keeping the event FREE for kids and their families.
Osteria da Nino Cucina Italiana &bar
2900 S Quincy St
Arlington, Virginia 22206 Map
PIETRAVENTOSA WINE PAIRING DINNER FROM THE”PUGLIA REGION”
Sunday April 29th, 6.00pm $70.00 Pp ++
Speaker Owner Sig. Marianna Anno
Speaker Owner R.W.K. Imports Robert W. Kennedy
Puglia Burrata cheese, figs, prosciutto
EstRosa 2016 Murgia IGT (90 %Primitivo 10% Aglianico)
Orecchiette-Cime Di Rape & Burrata Pugliese
House-made orecchiette, broccoli rabe, garlic, anchovy, chili pepper, burrata Pugliese
Allegoria 2013 Gioia del Colle DOC (Primitivo )
Costolette di Agnello e Patate al Forno
Roasted lamb, cherry tomato, garlic rosemary & fingerling potato
Volere Volare 2014 Puglia IGT (Primitivo)
Braciole alla Barese
Slow-cooked stuffed beef, parsley, garlic, pecorino cheese, tomato sauce
Riserva 2011 Gioia Del Colle DOC (100%Primitivo)
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland St
Falls Church, Virginia 2043 Map
The Art and Science of Talking with Your Kids, featuring Dr. Wendy Mogel
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Temple Rodef Shalom in McLean
Buy your tickets here (https://voicelessons.brownpapertickets.com) for this essential guide to the art of talking with children of all ages. Learn how to cultivate the art of conversation – from infancy to adulthood – in an age of hurry, worry, and digital distraction. Presented by the Safe Community Coalition, Dr. Mogel is known for combining cutting-edge psychological research with timeless wisdom in guiding parents through the rough waters of child-rearing in today’s competitive world.
In her new book, Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen, Dr. Mogel shows us how a change in voice can transform communication and ease the relationship between parents and children. Her research-based guidelines help parents communicate with more warmth, respect, and sincerity, as well as foster open parent-child relationships that will help ensure our children’s success in the classroom and in life. Find more information at the Safe Community Coalition website (mcleanscc.org).
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 South Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22206 Map
On Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., AWLA will once again host its annual Walk for the Animals. A yearly favorite, this event brings together more than 600 local animal lovers and their canine companions for a walk to benefit AWLA shelter animals and support the services and programs that the League provides to the community.
AWLA is hosting the Walk and related festivities at the shelter, allowing us to showcase the work we do, where we do it, and, most importantly, the animals in our care. Walkers will have their choice of two routes: a three-mile walk or a one-mile stroll. Both will begin and end at AWLA. Participants can enjoy tours of the shelter, meeting adoptable animals, dog training and trick demonstrations, music by DJ Ruben, food trucks, vendors, and more!
Since its beginning more than 20 years ago, the Walk has raised life-saving funds that have provided critical medical care, food, shelter, training and adoption services for tens of thousands of animals. The Walk for the Animals is the League’s biggest fundraiser and this year our fundraising goal is $78,000.
As an added bonus, we will have prizes for our top fundraisers! Top individual fundraiser wins a one-hour private photo session for you and/or your animals with Bright Eyes Photographer and AWLA supporter Julie Gould. Top team fundraisers win one 2-hour private party and tour at the shelter (complete with cuddle time with animals – and maybe even some puppies or kittens, if available)! So get out there and start fundraising…we’ve got some wagging tails here excited for all of your support!
Why give today?
To save the life of an orphaned neonatal kitten
To rescue injured wildlife and facilitate rehabilitation
To reunite a lost pet with its owner
To give a second chance to an animal affected by disaster like wildfires and hurricanes
To raise awareness of inhumane practices like puppy mills, dog fighting, and dog meat farms
To feed and care for homeless pets
To educate people of all ages about animal welfare
To provide a voice for the voiceless
To supply $10 rabies vaccines and $35 microchips
To provide well-pet clinics so that everyone can give their pets health care
To provide low-cost spay/neuter vouchers to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them
To make sure that anyone, regardless of income, may enjoy the love of a pet
What your money goes to?
Average cost of in-shelter care for one dog: $628
Cost to adopt a shelter dog? $175 for an adult or $225 for a puppy
Average cost of in-shelter care for one cat: $580
Cast to adopt a shelter cat? $100 for an adult or $150 for a kitten
Arlington (Tuckahoe Elementary)
6550 26th St N
Arlington, Virginia 22213 Map
Mark your calendar — this year’s tour is May 12, 2018 from noon to 5 pm.
Spend an afternoon visiting some of the most gorgeous homes & gardens throughout Arlington. Meet the designers, builders, and architects on this self-guided driving tour which showcases new builds or recent renovations/remodels. These design examples solve common Arlington challenges.
All proceeds benefit Tuckahoe Elementary School’s Discovery School Yard.
Founders Hall Auditorium - GMU Arlington
3351 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22201 Map
David Brooks -New York Times columnist, cultural commentator, and political optimist – will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series.
David Brooks holds one of the most coveted spots in journalism today. As a weekly columnist for The New York Times, Brooks has become known as a “voice of reason” in today’s political debate. The range of his opinions falls into neither the Left or Right perspective as he offers diverse views on topics such as partisan politics, military intervention, sexual harassment, morality, education, social “bailing,” and more.
Brooks is a frequent broadcast commentator on PBS Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press. He is the author of Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, On Paradise Drive, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. In April of 2015, he came out with his fourth book, The Road to Character, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Mr. Brooks also teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and an editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal.
For questions, please contact Haley Larsen at [email protected]
Gunston Arts Center (Theater One)
2700 South Lang Street
Arlington, Virginia 22206 Map
Don’t miss the exciting season finale of great works in the classical genre and jazz featuring the extraordinary jazz suites of popular French Composer Claude Bolling and the music of outstanding local classical and jazz composers. An audience favorite, Clarinet star Julian Milkis, the only student and protege of jazz great Benny Goodman returns. NCE will present two world premieres by acclaimed DC based composer Joel Friedman: The World Disintegrates Before Your Very Eyes arranged for solo violin and the jazzy “Purehappenchance” from Elastic Band transcribed for clarinet, piano and percussion, and more…
Julian Milkis clarinet
Leonid Sushansky violin/artistic director
Carlos Cesar Rodriguez piano
Ephriam Wolfolk Jr double bass
Leland Nakamura drums
Reception with the artists to follow performance
More info at: www.NationalChamberEnsemble.org