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(Updated 2:45 p.m.) With Thanksgiving over, Arlington is gearing up for Chanukah and Christmas.

This week, folks can enjoy cozy foods and drinks and festive lights while getting in a spot of holiday shopping. To see some Christmas magic, head to Alexandria for a performance of The Nutcracker.

Some of the local event highlights for Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Light Up Arlington — Clarendon Menorah Lighting*
Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington (1307 N. Highland Street)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Enjoy latkes, hot cocoa and donuts while watching the lighting of a 9-foot Menorah at this community celebration of the festival of lights. Admission is free for this event, but registration is required as capacity is limited.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Chanukah on Ice 2021*
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Can’t attend the Light Up Arlington celebration? Chabad Lubavitch has another event on the calendar this week. On Thursday, there will be skating at the Pentagon Row outdoor rink, with latkes, kosher hot dogs and donuts to eat and the lighting of a 6-foot Menorah. This event is $13, including skate rental, and food is sold separately.

Light up the Village at Shirlington
Village at Shirlington (4280 Campbell Ave)
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Sip, stroll and shop around The Village while enjoying performances from Signature Theatre and caroling from Obbligato Music and Bishop O’Connell High School, as well as horse and carriage rides and an appearance from Santa.

Friday, Dec. 3

19th Annual Artful Weekend at Fort C. F. Smith Park*
Fort C. F. Smith Park (2411 24th Street N.)
Time: 3-8 p.m.

Get your holiday shopping in at the historic Hendry House, where Gallery Underground will be featuring more than 30 Arlington-based artists. Their works — from paintings, ceramics and sculpture to jewelry, glasswork and artist’s cards — will be available for purchase. There will be an opening reception Friday night at 6 p.m., and the show will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, Dec. 4

30 Minute Hit Arlington Open House*
30 Minute Hit Arlington (4001 9th Street N., #105)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A new, women-only, high-intensity gym in Ballston is hosting an open house for the whole family. Moms can learn about the circuit workouts while kids can get their face painted and do crafts. There will also be food and music.

Washington-Liberty H.S. Annual Holiday Bazaar*
Washington-Liberty High School (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The covered parking decks next to Washington-Liberty High School will be transformed into a holiday market with many vendors selling jewelry, crafts, clothing and more, as well as the school’s student clubs and activities fundraising booths. Admission and parking are free, and there will be food and drink to purchase.

The Nutcracker — Metropolitan School of the Arts*
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center (4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria)
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Metropolitan School of the Arts will be performing this classic holiday ballet, featuring more than 120 performers. Discounted rates are available for Girls Scouts.

Accessory Dwelling Open House and Tour*
(Address available after registration)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Curious to know more about what Accessory Dwelling Units can look like? Backyard.Homes will be opening up one of its newest ADUs in Arlington for tours of the unit, which is not for sale or rent, on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Alternative Christmas Market*
First Presbyterian Church (601 N. Vermont Street)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find fabulous goods from local charities and international co-ops to give to friends and family on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.

* denotes sponsored listing

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As the cold sets in, holiday season events are picking up in Arlington County.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, folks can learn about D.C.’s Indigenous past and present while kids can cook and bake goodies for their families. Those looking for Christmas gifts can make ornaments and, to help those in need this season, can support low-income and vulnerable mothers through a charitable 5K.

Some of the local event highlights for Nov. 15-21 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Monday, November 15

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union’s Homebuying 101*
Online
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

With mortgage rates at historic lows, ACFCU’s Mortgage Loan Officer Chantal George will be helping prospective buyers feel prepared to close on their first home.

Wednesday, November 17

Minimize Taxes on Your 401(k), 403(b), TSP in Retirement: What Everyone Ought to Know and How to Fix It*
Online
Time: 8-9 a.m.

Learn how to plan a retirement that benefits YOU — not the IRS. Eliminate the three biggest compromises you’ll make in retirement. Why taxes may be the biggest retirement risk you haven’t planned for.

Guide to Indigenous D.C. 
Online
Time: 6-7 p.m.

American University professor and Chickasaw Nation citizen Elizabeth Rule will virtually present on her “Guide to Indigenous D.C.,” a walking-tour smartphone map app featuring sites of importance to Native peoples across the nation’s capital. The guide emphasizes Indigenous peoples’ contributions to D.C., highlights the historical and contemporary federal tribal policy developed in the city and acknowledges the peoples whose homelands upon which the District was built.

Thursday, November 18

Return on Creativity: Lunch Hour*
Online
Time: 12-12:45 p.m.

Remote and hybrid work have created a new set of security challenges. Arlington Economic Development is hosting a panel with Reagan Roney, Chief Experience Officer and Principal at Solvere One IT, who will discuss how the current workforce environment has affected cybersecurity, and what non-IT professionals and leaders can do to help keep their company’s information secure.

Until Help Arrives Free Training
Arlington County Fire Training Academy (2800 S. Taylor Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

When life-threatening emergencies happen, emergency responders aren’t always on-hand — but passersby can step in to save someone’s life. During this event, Arlington’s emergency technicians will be equipping civilians with the skills they need in such situations, including how to stop bleeding, move injured persons and provide support. Those 14 and older are encouraged to attend. Officials recommend watching training recordings before coming to hands-on practice.

Friday, November 19

Kids Cooking Class: Thanksgiving Yummies
Online
6-8 p.m.

Chef Anna from ChiquiChef will teach kids Thanksgiving-themed cooking and baking skills over Zoom. Students will be making turkey meatballs, sweet potato bites and chocolate cupcakes that look like turkeys, and have plenty of treats to share after.

Saturday, November 20

5K and Family Fun Day
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register to enjoy a fun-filled day for families with a 5K and fun run, moon bounces, laser tag, rock wall, balloon animals, face painting and community performances. This charitable event supports work to equip low-income and vulnerable mothers with the necessities to care for their babies.

Workshop: Make Ceramic Ornaments (Adult)
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come to Art House 7 to make and glaze keepsake clay ornaments for the holidays during this 1.5-hour, $55 workshop. Pieces will be available for pick-up in the studio roughly 10 days after the class. Participating adults must be vaccinated.

* denotes sponsored listing

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This week, locals can dive into the era between the American Revolution and the Civil War through the life of a man with Arlington ties and unwind with drinks and comedy.

Some of the local event highlights for Nov. 8-14 are below. If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Wednesday, November 10

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Retirement Roundtable*
Online
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Financial advisor Momodou Bojang will discuss critical areas of retirement planning, such as protecting loved ones, risk management, tax solutions and estate planning.

ACFCU’s Business Lending Webinar: SBA Loans & You*
Online
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

ACFCU Director of Business Lending, Marty Weitzel will cover both the products and processes around securing financing from the Small Business Administration in a post-COVID world. One lucky business owner will get a $50 gift card to New District Brewery.

Thursday, November 11

George Washington Parke Custis: A Rarefied Life in America’s First Family
Marymount University, Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.  

Columnist, author and local historian Charlie Clark will discuss his recently released biography of George Washington Parke Custis, whose life bridged the American Revolution and the Civil War. Raised at Mount Vernon by George and Martha Washington, he inherited much of the vast Custis fortune and enslaved more than 200 people. Their emancipation became a central struggle of his life, particularly after his daughter married Robert E. Lee.

Friday, November 12

Ryan Sickler
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Standup comedian and podcaster Ryan Sickler, host of The HoneyDew Podcast, will be cracking jokes at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse Friday and Saturday nights at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older to enter the venue, unless they arrive before 9 p.m. and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

* Denotes sponsored listing

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Arlingtonians can get their arts and culture fix all week long. Kick the week off today (Monday) with mariachi and Mexican folklórico dance and end it with live theater and chamber music.

Some of the local event highlights for Nov. 1-7 are below. If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, November 1

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union’s “Buying a Home in a Tight Market”*
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Virtual

Buying a home in this region has always been competitive, and is becoming even more so. ACFCU’s Mortgage Loan Officer, Sandra Ortecho, will teach attendees how to get started buying a home and how to make their offers attractive to sellers.

Día de los Muertos at Arlington Arts Center*
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Arlington Arts Center (3350 Wilson Blvd)

Bring a blanket, grab dinner from local food trucks La Tingeria and 7Moltin and enjoy mariachi by Grupo Fénix and dancing by the Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana at this evening picnic supported by Arlington Arts, AVLD Events and the Ballston Business Improvement District.

Wednesday, November 3

ACFCU’s “Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits”*
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Virtual

In this installment of ACFCU’s webinar series, “Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits,” attendees can learn what they need to know to get the most from their benefits.

Thursday, November 4

EcoAction Arlington’s “Reimagining Our Homes”
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Virtual

Join EcoAction Arlington for the second webinar in our Getting to Carbon Neutrality series. You’ll learn the how-to’s from industry experts on transforming our homes to meet the goal of carbon neutrality. Visit the EcoAction website to learn more and register.

Brian Posehn LIVE From Netflix, HBO And Comedy Central
Time: 7 p.m.
Arlington Cinema And Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)

Get ready to laugh at standup delivered by comedian, actor, musician, and writer Brian Posehn at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. He will perform shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with showings on Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission before 9 p.m. is 21+ unless a parent or guardian is present. After 9 p.m., it’s 21+.

Friday, November 5

Yorktown High School Fall Theatre Arts Showcase
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Yorktown HS Auditorium (
5200 Yorktown Blvd) 

All of Yorktown’s performance classes will be performing live theater for free on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with lighting, sound, costumes and props done by students. The nights will feature improv, original folk tale adaptations and a sneak peek of a one-act play students will be taking to a state competition about women ordinance workers during the second World War.

Saturday, November 6

National Chamber Ensemble’s “Enchanting Elgar, The English Romantic”*
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Gunston Arts Center, Theater One (2700 S. Lang Street) 

This will be the National Chamber Ensemble’s first live performance since the start of the pandemic and the opening performance of the season. Listeners will hear music from Sir Edward William Elgar as well as Gilbert and Sullivan’s Overture to “The Mikado.” People can attend in-person or watch an exclusive concert video one week later from home. Tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for students, with season subscriptions priced at $129 for all five performances.

* Denotes a sponsored listing

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Although this week gets off to a slower start, event-wise, starting Thursday locals can kick off Halloween weekend with in-person shows and enjoy the fall weather with outdoor events.

Some of the local event highlights for Oct. 25-31 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Thursday, October 28

REACH for Uganda Annual Gala*
The Columbus Club (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time
: 6-10 p.m. 

Arlington-based nonprofit REACH for Uganda will be hosting its annual gala to support critical needs in the rural eastern portion of the country, including girls’ education and student access to technology. This year’s event will feature an evening with live music, stand-up comedy, a keynote speaker, an open bar with plated dinner and silent and live auctions.

Carlos Mencia LIVE From The Journey Podcast And Mind Of Mencia
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m. 

Honduran-American comedian Carlos Mencia will be cracking jokes at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. After the 7 p.m. show on Thursday, he will perform shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Guests must be 21 or older to enter the venue, unless they arrive before 9 p.m. and are accompanied by parent or guardian.

Halloween Bike Ride with BikeArlington
Trek Bicycle Clarendon (2731 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

People can tour Arlington’s fun, wild and scary Halloween setups by night and in costume with BikeArlington. The 5-mile ride will end at Trek Bikes with refreshments, and the organization recommends registering quickly.

Shaolin Jazz and WHINO Present Can I Kick It? Featuring James Bond, “Goldfinger”
WHINO (4238 Wilson Blvd, 2nd floor)
Time: 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

WHINO and DJ Shaolin Jazz will be hosting a special 6-month series on Thursday nights highlighting the most iconic spy movie series ever made. The first event will be the 1964 James Bond film “Goldfinger.” A DJ will score the film live using various techniques and sound bites to highlight different scenes. A full dinner menu will be available until 11 p.m. and a late night menu available will be available until 2 a.m.

Saturday, October 30

Free Book Talk with Author, Blogger Annette Mertens*
Online
Time: 11 a.m.

After two bouts of cancer, author and blogger Annette Mertens, who hails from Aachen, Germany — one of Arlington’s sister cities — decided to become a novelist. Hear her talk about her cancer journeys and how she was inspired her to follow her dreams. Her book, “Annas Blut” (Anna’s Blood: Anyone Can Sail Before the Wind), is published in German, but her presentation is in English. County Board Member Libby Garvey will provide opening remarks.

E-bike Demo & Group Ride with BikeArlington
Quincy Parking Deck (4001-4035 15th Street N.)
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

This free event from BikeArlington and Rad Power Bikes will teach people about e-bikes and give them a chance to test them out on trails, streets and hills. Rad will have 10 e-bikes available to take on the ride and slots are first come, first served. Helmets are required and those who do not have one will be lent one.

Dogma Dog Bakery 12th Annual Dog Trick or Treat
Dogma Bakery Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive) 
Time: 2-4 p.m. 

Take your dogs trick-or-treating at the Village at Shirlington. Participating businesses, restaurants and stores hand out pup-friendly treats while owners can sip adult “to-go” drinks. Costumes are not required for dogs or humans, and the event costs $15 per dog, payable online or in-person. The benefit will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

*Denotes featured event

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This week is chock full of interesting events in and around Arlington County.

Some of the local event highlights for Oct. 18-24 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Story Time Club
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 5-6 p.m.

This event for kids will feature story time from a special guest and a visit from a shelter pet. Kids can bring books from home to read to shelter cats and small animals. Tickets are $8 per child and are non-refundable.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

ACFCU’s Business Lending Series: SBA Loans & You*
Virtual
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Director of Business Lending Marty Weitzel will give business owners tips for getting financing from the Small Business Administration. One business owner will get a $50 gift card to New District Brewery.

ACFCU’s Retirement Planning Series: Minimizing Taxes in Retirement*
Virtual 
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Attendees will learn three compromises not to make in retirement so they can plan a retirement that benefits them, and not the Internal Revenue Service.

EcoAction County Board candidate forum
Virtual
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. 

EcoAction Arlington will host a forum with Arlington County Board candidates Mike Cantwell, Audrey Clement, Takis Karantonis and Adam Theo to discuss how they will approach the various environmental issues the county faces. Attendees must register by 9 a.m. the day of the event (Wednesday).

Thursday, Oct. 21

Arlington Reads: Bina Venkataraman in Conversation with Diane Kresh
Virtual
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Join Arlington Public Library online for a conversation between science policy expert and journalist Bina Venkataraman and Library Director Diane Kresh about Venkataraman’s book “The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age.”

All Hallows Group Art at WHINO
4238 Wilson Blvd, Second Floor
Time: 7-11 p.m. 

WHINO’s All Hallows art show will track how the ancient Celtic harvest-time festival of Samhain has evolved over the millennia to be a way of remembering the dead.

Friday, Oct. 22

Kids Cooking Class: Steamed Thai Chicken Dumplings and Mini Hand Pies
Virtual
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

Personal caterer Chiqui Chef will be teaching kids how to make steamed Thai chicken dumplings and mini fruit hand pies.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Lady Liberty’s Birthday Party Fundraiser*
Virtual
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

This virtual fundraiser hosted by local non-profit Just Neighbors, which provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in the D.C. area. Tickets for the event, which includes a silent auction and giveaway gifts, start at $25.

Live-In Arlington Info-Fair
Lubber Run Community Center (300 N. Park Drive)
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

This free event will provide useful information about housing opportunities in Arlington. It will feature meet-and-greets with a myriad housing professionals, from mortgage lenders to health and housing service providers, as well as seminars.

Fall Family Celebration
Columbia Gardens Cemetery grounds (3411 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 12-3 p.m. 

This free, family-friendly fall event has events for all ages. Kids can visit beehives and paint pumpkins while adults can meet a rose expert, attend a tree planting demonstration and learn about bluebird boxes.

Tarot Teachings
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street) 
Time: 1-5 p.m.

The tarot-curious can get in touch with the mystic side of life with a four-hour tarot card reading workshop that supports animals in need. Students should bring materials for taking notes, and if they have them, their own tarot deck.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Democrats AAPI Caucus Diwali Festival*
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

Arlington Democrats Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus will host a Diwali festival at Bluemont Park. Attendees can expect to see local and state leaders, hear live music and eat Indian food.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 11-17

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in and around Arlington County.

If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, Oct. 11

Beginning Fencing Classes*
Nova Fencing and Archery Club (3501 Carlin Springs Road, Falls Church)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

These classes, which begin today (Monday), will teach fencing basics such as footwork and handwork to students ages 7 and up.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Retirement Roundtable*
Virtual
Time: 8-9 a.m. 

ACFCU financial advisor Momodou Bojang will host a free webinar addressing critical topics within retirement planning.

ACFCU Homebuying 101*
Virtual
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Mortgage Loan Officer Sandra Ortecho goes back to the basics of buying a house for this webinar targeting first-time homebuyers.

Cocktails For Change: Support the Human Trafficking Fight
Clarendon Pop-Up Bar (3185 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

This happy hour event hosted by Clarendon Pop-Up Bar (in the former Clarendon Ballroom space) will benefit Love 146, a global organization working to end human trafficking.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Community Care Fair
Serrano Apartments (5535 Columbia Pike)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The whole family, including pets, is invited to the fair, which will provide pet supplies and preventative care, COVID-19 vaccines, food stamps resources and children’s activities.

Doorways Open Hearts, Open Doors Virtual Fundraiser
Virtual 
Time: 8-9 p.m.

Arlington homeless shelter Doorways is hosting a virtual fundraising event and auction, followed by a Q&A, aimed at preventing violence and ending homelessness in the county.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Harvest Festival Japanese Tea Ceremony
First Presbyterian Church Arlington (601 N. Vermont Street)
Time: 2-4 p.m

This ceremony and educational event by Study Japanese in Arlington and Omotesenke Domonkai Eastern Region USA is open to all ages.

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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 4-10

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, Oct. 4

Into the Night with Owls and Bats
Virtual 
Time: 5-6 p.m.

This Halloween-inspired event will feature lessons about owls and bats for kids.

Empty The Shelters
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 12 p.m. to Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington is offering a limited-time adoption discount in an effort to help find more of their animals good homes. Adoptions will only cost $25 Oct. 4 through Oct. 10.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

ACFCU’s Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits*
Virtual
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Axiom Value financial advisor Momodou Bojang will host a free webinar teaching locals how best to manage their social security benefits.

ACFCU’s Buying a Home in a Tight Market*
Virtual
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union’s VP of Lending Katherine Magruder shares tips and tricks to buying a home in a competitive market like Northern Virginia.

Thursday, Oct. 7

League of Women Voters of Arlington Candidate Forum
Virtual
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The League of Women Voters of Arlington County and their partner organizations will host a Candidate Forum for the candidates running for local office in the Nov. 2 election.

Friday, Oct. 8

The Young, Black and Funny Comedy Jam
Arlington Cinema And Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Leonard Ouzts and other comedians will stop in Arlington on their 10-city, 33-date tour.

Saturday, Oct. 9

E-CARE Recycling Drop-Off
1425 N. Quincy Street
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arlington residents can bring hazardous materials, bikes and bulky items to this event to be safely disposed of.

2021 Home Run for the Homeless
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m.

The Fourth Annual 5K Home Run for the Homeless will raise support for Northern Virginia homeless families. Registration includes a t-shirt, light snacks, beverages and giveaways. Because the course is tight, please leave your dog at home. Strollers are okay.

Spooky Songs & Scary Stories
Ball-Sellers House (5620 3rd Street S.)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Actors and singers from Guillotine Theatre will tell colonial folktales and sing songs featuring ghostly encounters and mysteries.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Rose Auction & Rooting Workshop, Sponsor: Arlington Rose Foundation
Columbia Gardens Cemetery — Rose Garden (3411 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 2-4:30 p.m.

This rose auction will feature Shrubs, Hybrid Teas, Floribundas and Climbers for sale.

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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, Sept. 27

Encore Learning Presents: Global Warming — How We Need to Prepare for the New Normal
Virtual
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Dr. Jim Kinterm, Director of the George Mason University Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), will lecture on the effects of climate change in Virginia.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Me, My Body & Alcohol — A Group for Women*
Zoom
Time: 2:30-3:45 p.m.

A support group for women who struggle with drinking moderated by two psychotherapists, Jyotika Vazirani, MSN and Sarah Moore, LPC, who see clients individually and in groups.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Arlington County National Recovery Month Event
Virtual
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Celebrate National Recovery Month at this special virtual event where people who live with mental health and substance use challenges will share their experiences about recovery.

Salsa, Sip and Mingle 
Ballston Quarter Main Outdoor Plaza (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

This celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month features a DJ, free salsa lessons, sangria, food tastings in Quarter Market and more.

Thursday, Sept. 30

District Fray Presents Cannabis City Pt. 2
Assembly at Rosslyn City Center (1700 N. Moore Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A panel led by podcast host Scott Cecil of The Outlaw Report will discuss topics including equity and inclusion in cannabis, policy and the law, building a cannabis business, what consumers need to know and more.

Arlington Reads: Catherine Coleman Flowers in Conversation with Diane Kresh
Virtual
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Arlington Public Library hosts this online conversation between environmental activist and author Catherine Coleman Flowers and Library Director Diane Kresh about Flowers’ book “Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret.”

Saturday, Oct. 2

Native Plant Sale*
The Church at St. Clement (1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria)
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This native plant sale includes native perennials, shrubs and trees.

National Landing Oktoberfest
Lidl Lot (3400 S. Clark Street)
Time: 12-4 p.m.

This celebration features a selection of local beers and ciders from New District Brewing Co., games, a Barktoberfest dog-run for pups and a variety of food trucks and vendors serving traditional German fare. Live performances include the band Practically Einstein and local polka group the Alte Kumpel Band.

Domestic Violence Rally Purple, Pearls and Diamonds Masquerade Gala*
Holiday Inn Crystal City (2650 Richmond Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This event features survivors who are philanthropists, authors, Representatives, Leaders, Senators and business owners. Speakers will share their experiences with domestic violence and other physical and mental violence. The night will conclude with a masquerade ball where attendees can show off their masks and get prizes.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Helping Hearts through the Arts Autumn Remembrance Day Festival*
National Mall Reflecting Pool at Lincoln Memorial (2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, D.C.)
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

A local group of professionally-trained dancers ranging in age from 59 to 75 years old will perform at Annual Autumn Remembrance Day Arts Festival on the steps to the reflecting pool.

* Denotes sponsored listing

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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 20-26

AFAC celebrates 25th anniversary
AFAC donations

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, Sept. 20

Arlington Branch NAACP Fall Candidate Forum*
Virtual
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Arlington County Board and School Board candidates will discuss their views on housing, law enforcement, economic development, governance, environmental justice, education and other topics.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Me, My Body & Alcohol — A Group for Women*
Zoom
Time: 2:30-3:45 p.m.

A support group for women who struggle with drinking moderated by two psychotherapists, Jyotika Vazirani, MSN and Sarah Moore, LPC, who see clients individually and in group.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Fill the Truck for New Hope Housing
Library Courts Apartments (1040 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 3-6 p.m.

New Hope Housing in collecting queen size sheets sets, blankets, and kitchen essentials (dish sets, silverware, pots and pans) for people in Arlington who need homes.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Free Homebuying 101 Webinar*
Zoom
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Arlington Community Federal Credit Union Vice President of Lending Katherine Magruder and Loan Officer Chantal George help prepare you to buy your first home, walking you through each step from down payments to mortgages.

Getting to Carbon Neutrality: Reimagining Arlington
Virtual
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Community experts discuss how Arlington can address the climate crisis and reduce its carbon footprint.

Friday, Sept. 24

Shuler King Live
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Shuler King claims to be one of the only comedian/funeral directors in the comedy circuit. His comedy is influenced by his religious upbringing, his family’s funeral business and his family’s values.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Arlington Drive Electric Day*
Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Electric vehicle owners will bring their cars and discuss the benefits.

Shredding For Hunger | Free Community Drive-In Shredding Event
Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N. Montague Street)
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church will take monetary and/or non-perishable food donations for Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

Sunday, Sept. 26

Stuff the Bus AFAC Food Drive
Giant Food at Lyon Village (3115 Langston Blvd) and Giant Food at Virginia Square (3450 Washington Blvd.)

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AFAC is collecting canned vegetables, soups, beans, tuna, peanut butter and cereal on Arlington Transit STAR vehicles.

* Denotes sponsored listing

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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 13-19

Rosslyn Jazz Fest crowd shot (via Rosslyn Business Improvement District)

Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.

If you’d like your event considered, fill out the event submission form to submit it to our event calendar.

Monday, Sept. 13

Encore Learning presents: Cyberwarfare: The War No One Sees
Via Zoom
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity consultant Tom Manteuffel talks about the state of cybersecurity in the nation and steps you can take to make sure your online information is secure.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Return on Creativity: Return on Leadership*
Virtual
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Keynote presenters from The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center and Arlington Community Federal Credit Union talk about challenges leaders face and how to best ease your team back into working in the office.

Travel – All-Member show in the Focus Gallery at Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground in Shops at Crystal City (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This exhibit features work based on the travels of the artists, both real travels and the imaginary.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Ceramics – The Wheel for Adults
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This ceramics class is for adults who are new to pottery.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest Neighborhood Pop-Up Performances
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Local guitarist Cristian Perez will perform at the Rosslyn Farmers Market.

David Byrne’s American Utopia
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

The cinema will stream Talking Heads frontman (David Byrne) and Spike Lee’s broadway show American Utopia on HBO. Attendees must be 21 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian before 9 p.m. and everyone in attendance must be 21 or older after 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Rosslyn Jazz Fest Neighborhood Pop-Up Performances
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Kingman Island Orchestra will perform jazz tunes during Continental Beer Garden’s happy hour.

Friday, Sept. 17

Free Benchmade Laser Engraving
Casual Adventure (3451 N. Washington Blvd.) 
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Benchmade Knife Company will engrave your knife for free.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Preparing To Sell: How To Declutter Your Home And Pack*
Century 21 Redwood (1934 Wilson Blvd.)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Representatives from Basic Organization will host a seminar on decluttering.

International Coastal Cleanup
Barcroft Park (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Help clean trash from our waterways as part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest — Main Performance
Gateway Park (1300 Langston Blvd.)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

Three Man Soul Machine will perform from 1-2 p.m. Aaron Myers will perform from 2:30-3:30 p.m. And, Sin Miedo will perform from 4-5 p.m. at this outdoor musical festival with food trucks, drinks and giveaways.

Melwood Arlington Community Night
Melwood Arlington (750 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6-10 p.m.

Live music, plant sales, food trucks, free popcorn, movies, free ice cream and handmade jewelry for sale will all be available at this community night.

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