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Arlington Agenda: February 11-17

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Arlington Committee of 100: Exploring Arlington’s Intolerant Past
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hard as it may be to believe, Nazism has long and substantive roots in Arlington. Join the Arlington Committee of 100 as it explores this part of Arlington’s history and discuss implications for today with Charlie Clark, local historian and Falls Church New-Press columnist.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day*
Quinns on the Corner (1776 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7 p.m.

If you’re looking for a fun, casual party that won’t break the bank this Valentine’s Day, Quinn’s is the place to be! Tickets are $10 and include: entrance for two, one bottle of champagne, festive Jell-o shots and party favors.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

If you don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day yet, come and join for a unique anti-Valentine’s evening, with special drinks and food, games and a pinata at 8 p.m.

Forging the Way to Arlington Public School Desegregation: A Panel Discussion
Reinch Library Auditorium, Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This panel will discuss the legal and community story behind Arlington’s struggle to desegregate APS during the mid-1950s including the difficult fight against Virginia’s policy of “Massive Resistance.”

Friday, Feb. 15

“Rock at the Rink” at Pentagon Row’s Ice Rink
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Rock with the DMV’s favorite local female DJs at “Rock at the Rink.” Performers include DJ Cyd, DJ Karma, DJ KayJay and DJ Tezrah, Fridays from now through March 8.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Become a Better Communicator and Leader: Join the SALT Toastmasters Club*
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Learn the how-to’s of communication and leadership, hear from guest speakers, and present best practices for being an effective and efficient communicator and leader in every other capacity of life.

Valentine’s Day Couples Cocktail Classes
Fyve Restaurant Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

This Valentine’s Day, grab your honey and elevate your bartending skills with Head Mixologist Robert Taylor’s Couples Cocktail Classes.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Presidents’ Day with the Nats’ Running Presidents!
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Take a selfie with George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy from the Washington Nationals, and then watch them race around The Loop at 3 p.m.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: February 4-10

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

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Tuesday, Feb. 5

The Evolving Role of a First Lady
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Janette Muir, associate provost for undergraduate education at George Mason University, discusses the changing role of First Ladies, and the way the Office of the First Lady has evolved over time.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Opioid Panel Discussion
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Hear unique and varied perspectives from the front lines of the opioid crisis. Panelists will include an addiction treatment provider, police officials, a person living in recovery, and a family member with a loved one who has suffered from addiction.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Social Walk + Cozy Coffee Hour in Courthouse
Beangood! The Coffee Pub (1737 Wilson Boulevard)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WalkArlington is checking out Courthouse and its great coffee spots that give neighbors something to feel cozy about. The evening will conclude with a social, warm beverages, and snacks at CoworkCafe, 2719 Wilson Blvd.

Friday, Feb. 8

Winter Bike to Work Day 2019
Gravelly Point, Mount Vernon Trail
Time: 7-9 a.m.

Visit a pit stop at Gravelly Point (along the Mount Vernon Trail near the Capital Bikeshare station) for swag and mingling with fellow riders.

Saturday, Feb. 9

National Chamber Ensemble — The Romantics*
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The program features extraordinary, exotic and enticing shorter works by Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens and Mendelssohn.

Home Buying in the Amazon Age: What YOU Need to Know
Weichert, Realtors Arlington (4701 Old Dominion Drive)
Time: 10-11 a.m.

Paying a lot in rent and are unsure if/when you can buy? Found your credit score online but don’t know the next steps? Need to know how to find something affordable? Come find out the answers to these questions and more at this free seminar.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Annual Giant Used Book Fair*
Saint Ann Church (5300 10th Street N.)
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Take advantage of great prices in a relaxed atmosphere — come early and enjoy a Valentine’s Day bake sale! Free admission and parking and coffee/tea all day.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: January 28-February 3

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Tuesday, Jan. 29

Saint Ann Catholic School Open House*
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This is your invitation to come and tour the school. You can have have your questions answered about the school’s primary, intermediate and middle school curricula, and meet teachers and students.

Personal Finance for Immigrants
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Are you an immigrant, or a child or significant other of an immigrant? Come join a free financial workshop to learn about the basics of building stability and wealth in the U.S. for the immigrant community.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Estate Planning in Your 20s & 30s
Shirlington Branch Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

James Anderson from Arlington Law Group will present the fundamentals of estate planning, covering the differences between a will and trust and what will happen if you don’t have a plan.

Thursday, Jan. 31

H-B Woodlawn Performance of Grease
H-B Woodlawn Secondary School (4100 Vacation Lane)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Students perform the classic “Grease,” which was written in 1971, the same year H-B Woodlawn was founded. Performances are also set for Friday (Feb. 1) and Saturday (Feb. 2).

Friday, Feb. 1

First Edition Toastmasters Open House
John Snow International (1616 Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Come to the open house and learn about Toastmasters. Meet members of the First Edition Club. Refreshments and door prizes will be up for grabs.

Arsenic and Old Lace
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-11 p.m.

Come enjoy this classic hysterical farce of love, family and murder. Runs weekends running from Feb. 1-16. ASL interpretation will be available on Saturday, Feb. 9.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: January 22-27

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Tuesday, Jan. 22

You and Your Sleep
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Gwendolyn Beck, manager of senior health at Virginia Hospital Center, to improve your overall sleep patterns. Learn what happens when you sleep, or do not sleep, and the effects in can have on your overall health.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Reel Page Turners Movie Book Club
Lee Community and Senior Center (5722 Lee Highway)
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join this monthly movie-themed book club to discuss “1984” by George Orwell. A screening of the movie will take place next week at Westover Library. For more information, email Peg Owen at [email protected]

Saturday, Jan. 26

Storymasters Toastmasters Club January 2019 Meeting*
Cafe Sazon (4704 Columbia Pike)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join this group’s monthly meeting to learn the art and science of storytelling. Because no one can tell your story better than you!

Financial Bootcamp for New Parents
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn how to update budgets based on changes to your income and expenses, stay on track toward short-term and long-term goals, such as college expenses, and learn what tools exist to protect you and your new family.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Saint Ann Catholic School Open House*
Saint Ann Catholic School (980 N. Frederick Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This is your invitation to come and tour the school. You can have have your questions answered about the school’s primary, intermediate and middle school curricula, and meet teachers and students.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: January 14-20

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Monday, Jan. 14

1st Time Home Buyer Seminar*
1600 Wilson Blvd
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In this free class, the Keri Shull and Orange Line Living Team will teach you everything you need to know about buying your first home, from your first steps exploring the market to throwing your housewarming party.

Exploring Secret Histories: An evening with the Atlas Obscura Society D.C.
Columbia Pike Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Matt Blitz, journalist at Arlington Magazine and head of the Atlas Obscura Society D.C., to unfold secret histories and discover overlooked places in Arlington and the metro area.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Microsoft Excel: Basics
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:45 p.m.

Excel can help you organize your data within spreadsheets and then track and visualize the data for better management and insight into large amounts of information. In this class learn to create worksheets, navigate toolbars, enter text and more.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Rain Gardens in Storm Water Management
Little Falls Presbyterian Church (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Aileen Winquist, Arlington County’s watershed outreach program manager, will speak on the county’s storm water management program with particular attention to use of rain gardens. Free and open to the public.

Meet the Chair
George Mason University (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Get face-to-face with the chair of the Arlington County Board, Christian Dorsey. After hearing the chair’s 2019’s initiatives, the event will open up for questions from the audience in a town hall forum. This event is free to attend, but registration is requested.

Arlington Child Care Initiative Community Open House
Arlington County Department of Human Services (2100 Washington Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Drop in any time between 7 and 9 pm to provide feedback on staff recommendations related to changes to the zoning ordinance and local child care codes. The County Board is weighing a series of potential tweaks regarding standards for daycare centers and their staff.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: January 7-13

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Monday, Jan. 7

Arlington Democrats/Run for Something Open House for Prospective Political Candidates
Shirlington Public Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington Democrats will host their first open house for candidates interested in pursuing the committee’s nominations/endorsements in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 cycles, and beyond. Arlington Democrats will provide an overview of the party nomination and endorsement process, while Run for Something will offer a primer on the nuts and bolts of running a campaign.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Arlington Committee of 100: Amazon HQ2
Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Arlington landed Amazon’s HQ2. Now what? Victor Hoskins of Arlington Economic Development and Stephen Moret of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership join the discussion.

Info Session for Student Trip to Germany with Arlington/Aachen Sister City Exchange
Westover Library (1644 N. McKinley Road)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Students are invited to learn more about the July 2019 program, which includes a two-week homestay in Arlington’s sister city of Aachen plus three days in Berlin, the capital of Germany.

Friday, Jan. 11

Opening Reception at Cody Gallery: Hilda Shapiro Thorpe
Cody Gallery of Marymount University (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Cody Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Baltimore native Hilda Shapiro Thorpe. Thorpe’s work, often investigating color, scale, physicality and fragility, speaks with great relevance to the contemporary work developed today.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Paint, Build, Create!
Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

This annual event is free and open to the public and will feature STEM-based projects for all ages and abilities, including bubble painting, mirror boxes, kaleidoscopes, kinetic sand, cup and string telephones, simple levers, slime and lots more.

Great Gift, But How Does this Gadget Work?
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Got a gadget as a gift that you can’t figure out? Want to get started using your new eBook reader or Kindle? Drop in to get help with your newly gifted gadget.

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Arlington Agenda: December 17-23

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Monday, Dec. 17

Happy Little Paint Night
Columbia Pike Library Branch (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Create a miniature painting inspired by Bob Ross as we follow along to an episode of “The Joy of Painting”. When you’re finished with your masterpiece give it as a gift or hang on a tree to let your creativity shine. All supplies provided.

In-Person Community Listening Session on Amazon
Gunston Middle School (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Arlington leaders will host Amazon-focused town halls to let residents share their concerns about the tech giant, ahead of a planned February vote on the deal to bring the company’s new headquarters to the county.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

CACI Ballston Toastmasters Meeting
CACI International Building (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Holiday Sing A Long
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m

Sing along to holiday favorites with live accompaniment and warm fire pits. And enjoy free warm libations from Heritage Brewing Company, free Nicecream hot cocoa, and free s’mores and roasted marshmallows from Williams-Sonoma.

Self-Defense Class: Raising Money for the Family of Steven Wilson
CrossFit South Arlington(607 S. Ball Street)
Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

The class will offer instruction on basic physical self-defense techniques for dealing with a variety of situations while using drills and simulated attack scenarios. All proceeds will go to the Steven Wilson Memorial Education Fund, honoring a Maryland realtor killed in a suburban Maryland model home earlier this month.

Friday, Dec. 21

Sound Check Music Bingo
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

It’s bingo with a twist as Mister Days tests your music knowledge. You have to figure out the song in 30 seconds and then match it to your bingo card. Get five in a row in any direction to win the game.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: December 10-16

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Tuesday, Dec. 11

Electric Scooter Safety
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

With more and more dockless electric scooters popping up on the streets of Arlington, join Lime to learn the basics of safe scooter riding and test drive one of their dockless electric scooters in the library auditorium.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Arlington Community Chorus Winter Concert
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the season with the Arlington Community Chorus at its concert, “Wintertide.” Directed by Melodie Henderson and accompanied by Laura Lindsay, the group will perform a wintery mix of songs, including the always crowd-pleasing “Winter Wonderland” and “Sleigh Ride.”

Thursday, Dec. 13

Amazon and Arlington with Real Estate Agent Natalie Vaughan
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join Natalie Vaughan, associate broker at Compass Real Estate, to explore the “Amazon Effect.” Vaughan will discuss the possible implications of Amazon’s HQ2 (well, half of it anyway) for the region’s housing market: Will prices soar? Will rents skyrocket?

Friday, Dec. 14

Creative Coffee: Destress Doodles
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Bring your favorite art materials, sketchbook, and a cup of coffee or tea. Play with ‘Zentangles’ and learn how to draw away the frustration of the holidays. This program is designed for adults, but art-loving mature high schoolers are also welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Virginia Bronze Handbells – The First Noel*
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Virginia Bronze handbell ensemble will present a holiday concert, The First Noel. Tickets are available online at vabronze.org. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children. At the door, tickets are $15 for all ages.

National Chamber Ensemble – Holiday Time Warp*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

NCE’s holiday concert will bring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites from the Baroque to the present together on one program for all. The concert concludes with a carols sing-along led by beloved tenor and media personality Patrick D. McCoy.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Equality Virginia: Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Engage in dialogue with a member of the Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau. The speaker will help listeners build a better understanding of transgender life experiences through storytelling and open, candid discussion.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: December 3-9

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Tuesday, Dec. 4

CrafTEA
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Bring the art or craft you’re working on from home and the library will supply the tea. No craft? No problem – there will be supplies on hand so you can start something new. Free parking in the 2100 Crystal Drive garage after 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Clarendon Chanukah Menorah Lighting*
Clarendon Central Park (3140 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Experience the festival of lights. Sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria Arlington, the event includes the lighting of a giant, six-foot menorah, with hot potato latkes, chocolate gelt and dreidels available for all.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Chanukah On Ice!*
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Skate with family and friends, enter a free raffle and stay for the lighting of a six-foot menorah. Dinner offerings include hot latkes and kosher hot dogs. Admission is $10, then $13 starting tomorrow (Dec. 4).

Rosslyn Holiday Cheer
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

A holiday celebration in Rosslyn featuring holiday-themed food, drinks, activities, music and an opportunity to take your picture in front of Rosslyn’s big Christmas tree. During the evening time slot you can buy a ticket to taste Belle Isle Moonshine products for $10.

Friday, Dec. 7

“Winter Wonderland” Opening Reception for Art Exhibit
Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Come start the winter season at Gallery Underground with a fun, festive “Winter Wonderland,” a seasonally-themed show of new work by gallery members during December. Also featured are works by multiple award-winning painter George Bowels.

Saturday, Dec. 8

St. Agnes Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration*
St. Agnes Catholic Church Parish Hall (1910 N. Randolph Street)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

All are invited to join for one of the church’s biggest annual celebrations. Meet outside the church, after the 5 p.m. mass, for a candlelit procession to the Parish Hall, where there will be a potluck dinner and an evening of live music from a mariachi band.

Punch Bowl Social Grand Opening Party
Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The experiential food and beverage concept will celebrate its newest location in Ballston Quarter. The party’s $20 entrance fee — the proceeds of which will be donated to local charity So Others Might Eat — grants guests an evening of free food and drinks, plus live music by local rock band Wanted Man.

Sunday, Dec. 9

An Unexpected Christmas*
Memorial Baptist Church (3455 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 3-4 p.m., 6-7 p.m.

The Music Ministry of Memorial Baptist Church will present An Unexpected Christmas by Donna VanLiere. The Sanctuary Choir, Drama Team, MBC Instrumental Ensemble, Youth and Children’s Choirs will perform this fun and thought provoking musical drama.

Service of Lessons and Carols*
Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (3901 Cathedral Lane)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Come and join Cathedral clergy, lay readers, combined Cathedral Choirs, in this cherished and prayerful Cathedral tradition. Free and ample parking available. A reception will follow in Burke Hall.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: November 27-December 2

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Thursday, Nov. 29

Public Forum on the Residential Permit Parking Program
Aurora Hills Community & Senior Center (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Arlington County is conducting an extensive review of the purpose and function of its Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Program, seeking ways to improve the user experience, efficiency in its administration and fairness. The county is kicking off an in-person phase of engagement on the program.

Friday, Nov. 30

Miracle on 23rd St.*
Melwood (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Linden Resources in Arlington merged with Melwood, and in the spirit of the holiday, Melwood is proud to continue the Miracle on 23rd Street tradition. Activities include the tree lighting, pictures with Santa, face painting, and a new virtual reality sleigh ride.

World AIDS Day 2018: Zero HIV
Sequoia 1 Building (2100 Washington Blvd, Lower Level)
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Speakers present an update on the revolutionary advances in the science and treatment of HIV/AIDS, which are allowing persons with the illness to live a lifespan similar to those without the illness.

Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge Anniversary Party
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Celebrate the lounge’s first year in Clarendon. The party include a complimentary glass of sparkling, special bottle discounts all night, food specials and a raffle.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7 p.m.

The Wakefield Players are proud to present the highly inventive play, written by Rick Elice and based on the 2004 novel by humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson. Performances are also set for Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and are available at the door.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Washington-Lee HS Holiday Bazaar
Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Over 70 local artisans will be displaying for sale quality handcrafted and other gift items such as jewelry, ceramics, glassware, pet items, accessories, and more. Live musical performances by The Madrigals and other school musical groups.

Pentagon Row Frost Fest
Pentagon Row (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

The holiday celebration will feature an on-ice firework display with a special Santa Claus appearance, live entertainment, music played by the popular DJ Har-V, food samples, a $500 shopping spree giveaway and more.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Grace Community Church Hunger to Hope Meal Pack
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The church’s goal for 2018 is to pack over 200,000 meals in one day. That is enough food to feed 553 children for an entire year. There will be three two-hour shifts you can volunteer for and kids five and older can even help pack on the assembly line.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: November 19-25

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Monday, Nov. 19

Make It Mondays: Make/Fix Anything
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 4-7 p.m.

Do you have small items around your house that are broken, or need repair? Perhaps your favorite pair of jeans needs to be patched, or an old digital camera has salvageable parts? Don’t just throw them out – let us help the library staff figure out how to fix them.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Busboys & Poets Shirlington Presents Comedy Night
Busboys & Poets Shirlington (4251 Campbell Ave)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

A lineup of six comedians is set for the comedy night, if you’re hoping to get your ribs tickled, massage your funny bone, and slap a knee or two. Seating is first come first served. Full menu and bar will be available throughout the event.

Thursday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Dinner*
Quinn’s on the Corner (1776 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 12 p.m.

The restaurant’s full regular menu will be available and it will be featuring “GIANT Turkey Legs with all the fixings.” Offerings include a traditional deep fried, house-seasoned turkey breast, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Watch all scheduled football games on the eatery’s multiple big screen TVs.

Arlington Turkey Trot
Christ Church of Arlington/Lyon Park (3020 N. Pershing Drive)
Time: 8-10 a.m.

The church offers its 13th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K. Tickets are $45 for anyone age 18 and over. For anyone 6-17, tickets are $25. Over the past 12 years, the race registrants and business sponsors have raised over $600,000 to help Arlington residents who need a “hand up.”

Friday, Nov. 23

Wolfenoot Adoption Party
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 12-5 p.m.

Wolfenoot is a brand new holiday being celebrated across the world. It was recently invented by a seven-year-old boy in New Zealand, who wanted to create a holiday that celebrated dogs (and all animals) and those who love them. Offerings include ‘Name Your Price’ adoption fees for all animals, a donation drive and family friendly activities.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

The 47th Annual Messiah’s Sing-Along at Clarendon UMC with guest conductor, Richard Giarusso. Soloist and orchestra lead Part I Handels Messiah. Scores are provided and a reception follows. Free entry.

*Denotes sponsored event

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Arlington Agenda: November 13-18

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Tuesday, Nov. 13

Dominion Guild Merry Market
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The Dominion Guild, Inc. will hold its two-day annual holiday boutique, the Merry Market. Tonight, Bubbly and Bites at the Merry Market, will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. All day shopping will be available on Nov. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday Evening Learning: Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Engage in conversation with members of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam; the only community where equal numbers of Israeli Palestinians and Jews live and educate their children together. Co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and Kol Ami.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Global SOF Foundation National Capital Region Reception*
Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

This evening reception will bring together the Special Operations and Defense-focused community in the U.S. capital for a unique networking opportunity. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Susan M. Gordon, who currently serves as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Arlington’s Public Spaces Master Plan Open Door Event
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Ask questions or share your thoughts about the final draft for Arlington’s Public Spaces Master Plan. Developed after more than three years of partnership with the PSMP Update Advisory Committee, numerous public engagement activities and more than 1,000 recorded community comments, the new plan will replace the 2005 Plan and is one of 11 critical components of Arlington County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Friday, Nov. 16

Sound Check Music Bingo
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe (3100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

It’s Bingo with a twist as we test your music knowledge. You have to figure out the song in 30 seconds and then match it to your bingo card. Get 5 in a row in any direction to win the game.

Jingle ARRGH the Way
Gunston Arts Center (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Encore Stage & Studio presents Jingle ARRGH the Way! A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Performances also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day*
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The 4th annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day carries on the legacy of Jenn Lawson, a dedicated mom and runner who was passionate about making available to all mothers the same level of care she received for her own complicated pregnancies.

Arlington County’s E-CARE
1425 N. Quincy Street
Time: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Residents can safely dispose of hazardous household materials (HHM), and recycle items including bikes, small metal items and much more. HHM are products found in the home that are flammable, corrosive, poisonous or potentially hazardous.

Lyon Park Crafts Fair
Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event will feature handmade crafts and baked goods, with lunch served from 11 am to 1 pm. The Lyon Park not-just-for-Women’s Club will offer restaurant quality Reggiano Parmesan at below market prices. Preorders are recommended. For information, call 703.524.8531 or see the web site at www.Lyonpark.org.

*Denotes sponsored event

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Arlington Agenda: November 5-11

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday, Nov. 5

Home Buying Seminar – Learn How to Buy Your 1st Home!*
The Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Boulevard)
Time 607:30 p.m.

This class will help coach first time home buyers in what to know about the process. The event is free and casual, with local experts discussing issues like financing programs, calculating a budget in the right way, and finding off-market properties.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

CrafTEA
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to bring their arts and crafts from home to the Connection every first Tuesday of the month for a free collaborative work session. Tea and supplies for those who don’t have a project will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Free Lecture on World War I Expeditionary Forces
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Historian Robert J. Dalessandro will host a lecture on the evolution of the American Army during a few decisive moments of World War I.

Thursday, Nov. 8

History of Fort Myer
Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Former Ft. Myer historian Kim Bernard Holien will hold a class on the fort’s history, including little-known facts and debunking old myths. The program is free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 9

The Lucas Bros LIVE
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30, 10 p.m.

Keith and Kenny Lucas, brothers who featured in the Netflix series “Lady Dynamite” and “22 Jump Street,” will be performing four shows this weekend. In addition to the Friday shows, the Lucas Brothers will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Scouting for Food
AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street)
Time: 8-9 a.m.

Local scouts will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Bags distributed throughout the county this weekend by Scouts can leave it filled at the door by 8 a.m. to be picked up.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra – Armistice Day celebration concert
Kenmore Middle School auditorium (202 S. Carlin Springs Rdoa)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The free Armistice Day celebration concert will also feature the Bowen McCauley Dance company and violin guest soloist Joel Fuller of the National Symphony.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday, Oct. 29

UFOs, Cryptids and Ghosts, Oh My!
Columbia Pike Library Branch  (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Want to learn about the things that go bump in the night and your neighborhood Bigfoot? Just in time for Halloween, join certified Cryptozoologists Scott Fallon, Dr. Marc Black, and Chad Umbach of the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society (ACAPS) as they talk about the local folklore surrounding UFOs, Cryptids and the Paranormal. Registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Haunted House & Food Drive
Haunted House (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 104 is continuing to host a haunted house-themed food drive as part of an Eagle Scout project. The event is free but food donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center is requested.

Thursday, Nov. 1

First Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team  (1600 Wilson Boulevard Suite 101)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn how to buy your dream home in the D.C. area. There are a lot of things to know before the biggest purchase of your life — this casual and fun event will teach you everything you need to know while providing money saving strategies from local experts.

Friday, Nov. 2

Creative Coffee: Calligraphy
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 11 a.m.-noon

Creative Coffee is a casual weekly meet-up for creatives to work on their art or craft, play with new mediums, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is designed for adults, but art loving mature high schoolers are also welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Dangers of Convening a Constitutional Convention
George Mason University Law School (3301 Fairfax Dr.)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

League Member and retired Georgetown Law Center attorney Tina Zimmerman will describe the process of convening a new constitutional convention and the forces it could unleash. Tickets free with online reservation.

Sunday, Nov. 4

15th Annual Dominion Hills Fall Craft Show
Dominion Hills Community House (6000 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The craft show will present 13 local and regional artisans featuring: framed artwork, jewelry, chocolate, pottery, quilts, glassware, notecards and soap and body products. Admission is free and all are welcome.

2018 Artist Expo
Congregation Etz Hayim (2920 Arlington Blvd.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Shop for unique and beautiful artwork, jewelry, sculpture, cards and prints, photography, clothing and more. Bake sale too. Free family activities throughout the day.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: October 22-28

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

MONA Annual Preschool Fair*
Columbia Baptist Church (103 W. Columbia Street, Falls Church)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Mothers of North Arlington’s Preschool Fair will give parents a chance to meet representatives and parents from over 50 local preschools and receive a handout with a list of all local preschools. Advance online registration is preferred and the fair is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Guiding Your Children to Authentic Success*
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (2609 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

A presentation by Dr. Heather Tedesco, a McLean-based applied psychologist, will help parents focus on long-term guidance and offer ideas to incorporate your core values into raising your child. The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and beverages will be offered.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Arlington LWV Arlington County Board Candidate Debate 2018
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington League of Women Voters is hosting a debate between County Board candidates John Vihstadt (I) and Matthew Ferranti (D). Vihstadt is the incumbent County Board member and his challenger, Ferranti, won the low-turnout Democratic Primary earlier this year. The debate will be held in Room 527 AB.

Friday, Oct. 26

Before You File: Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is hosting a free workshop offering a general overview of the new tax law. The workshop will cover topics like itemized deductions, home ownership, charitable giving and more. Attendees can register for the event by emailing [email protected] or call (800) 341-8189.

Haunted House & Food Drive
Haunted House (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 104 is hosting a haunted house themed food drive as part of an Eagle Scout project. The event is free but food donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center is requested. The Haunted House will be open on Friday and Saturday this week and on Halloween (Wednesday) next week.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Encore Stage & Studio 3rd Annual Costume Caper 5K & 1K Fun Run*
Bluemont Park South Pavilion (325 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

Encore Stage and Studio invites families and community members on a run along the W&OD trail. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Online registration for the 5K is $30 in advance or $35 for registration the day of the race. The 1K Fun Run for kids ages 10 or under is $10.

A Cappella Barbershop Harmony Show*
NRECA Building (4301 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Arlingtones annual show returns with all the barbershop classics. This year features the 2016 national youth quartet champions Pratt Street Power as a special guest. Admission is $15 for adults or $10 for students with an ID. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Installation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s New Rector*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The church will host “A Celebration of New Ministry,” a special afternoon worship service marking the arrival of its new rector, Rev. Dorota Pruski. The service is open to the public and a reception will follow.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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