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Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Service

Thursday, November 24 @ 10:30 AM

First Church of Christ, Scientist (890 N McKinley Rd)

Tony Woods Live – Standup Comedy Showcase

Friday, November 25 @ 8:00 PM

Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd Street South)

Comedy legend Tony Woods (HBO, Netflix) in Arlington!

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Abingdon PTA Election Day Bake Sale

Tuesday, November 8 @ 7:00 AM

Abingdon Elementary (3035 S Abingdon Street)

Why Arlington? The Case for Relocation, Expansion, and Investment

Thursday, November 10 @ 8:00 AM

Monday Properties (1812 N. Moore St.)

Veterans Day: Create Poppies, k-2nd

Friday, November 11 @ 9:30 AM

Art House 7 (5537 Langston Blvd.)

Military Women’s Memorial 25th Annual Veterans Day Program

Friday, November 11 @ 3:00 PM

Military Women’s Memorial (Memorial Ave Schley Drive)

Dominion Hills Falls Craft Show

Saturday, November 12 @ 10:00 AM

Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association Community House (6000 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205)

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Halloween Candy Buy Back

Tuesday, November 1 @ 8:00 AM

VK Pediatric Dentistry (5001 Lee Hwy)

National Landing Fall Market

Wednesday, November 2 @ 2:00 PM

Courtyard behind 1700 Crystal Drive (1700 Crystal Drive)

AHS Leckey Forum 2022

Wednesday, November 2 @ 4:00 PM

The Church at Clarendon (1210 N Highland St.)

Practical ideas to provide affordable housing in all communities.

Art Night: Suminagashi – Japanese Floating Ink, BYOB (adults)

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00 PM

Art House 7 (5537 Langston Blvd.)

$1000 Off Invisalign and Braces Event!

Friday, November 4 @ 8:00 AM

VCO Orthodontics (1600 Wilson Blvd. Suite 810)

Special savings for adults and children that want a straighter smile or need orthodontic treatment!

Boots & Brews Benefit

Saturday, November 5 @ 12:00 PM

New District Brewery (2709 S Oakland St)

Join us for an afternoon of live music from Nashville, good drinks, good food, and good times for a great cause!

The U.S Army presents- “Heroes and Voices: Always at our Nation’s Side” Nov. 5

Saturday, November 5 @ 7:00 PM

Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall (101 Jackson Avenue #Bldg 239)

National Chamber Ensemble – Jewish Musical Treasures

Saturday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM

Gunston Arts Center Theater One (2700 S Lang Street)

NCE opening night celebrates the great music of Jewish composers and culture.

Abruzzo Wine Dinner

Sunday, November 6 @ 6:00 PM

Osteria da Nino (2900 S Quincy St)

Join us for our Abruzzo Wine Dinner featuring wines from Cascine del Colle

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Encore Learning: Legal Expert Chuck Rosenberg on Current DOJ and FBI Activities

Monday, October 17 @ 2:30 PM

Online event (see link)

Arlington’s Acoustic Cafe

Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:00 PM

Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St S)

Homebuying 102: Finding the Right Mortgage for You

Wednesday, October 19 @ 5:30 PM

Online event (see link)

This is part 2 in our first-time homebuyer webinar series where we answer all your questions about the homebuying process: what makes up your credit score, how to get pre-approved, and loan options.

Ping Pong + Cornhole Tournament in The Plaza at Westpost

Wednesday, October 19 @ 6:00 PM

Westpost at National Landing (1201 South Joyce Street)

Arlington Reads: George Saunders

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 PM

Central Library (1015 N Quincy St)

Workshop: Portrait Painting in Oils with master artist Teresa Oaxaca, Oct. 22-23

Saturday, October 22 @ 10:00 AM

Art House 7 (5537 Langston Blvd)

This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in portrait painting. Learn from master artist Teresa Oaxaca, a remarkable talent in both painting and teaching. Two-day workshop, Sat Oct. 22-Sun

5th Annual Shucktoberfest

Saturday, October 22 @ 11:00 AM

5th Annual Shucktoberfest (4021 Campbell Avenue)

National Landing Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 22 @ 12:00 PM

23rd Street Restaurant Row (556 22nd St S)

Fall Family Celebration

Saturday, October 22 @ 12:00 PM

Columbia Gardens Cemetery (3411 Arlington Blvd.)

Harvest Moon Tea Ceremony with Study Japanese in Arlington (SJA)

Sunday, October 23 @ 2:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church (601 N Vermont Street)

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Ping Pong + Cornhole Tournament in The Plaza at Westpost

Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:00 PM

Westpost at National Landing (1201 South Joyce Street)

LWV-Arl/Alex Virtual Candidate Forum – 8th District US House of Representatives

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 PM

Online event (see link)

Arlington Mills: A Forgotten History

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 PM

Marymount University Library Auditorium (2807 North Glebe Road)

Synetic presents the Vampire Ball

Thursday, October 13 @ 8:00 PM

Synetic Theater (1800 S Bell Street)

Rosslyn Cinema

Friday, October 14 @ 5:00 PM

Gateway Park (1300 Langston Blvd.)

45th Arlington CROP Hunger Walk

Saturday, October 15 @ 8:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church (601 Vermont St.)

Disability Voting Rights Event

Saturday, October 15 @ 1:00 PM

Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St.)

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Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 5 @ 10:00 AM

UUCA (4444 Arlington Blvd.)

Homebuying 101: Steps to Getting Pre-Approved

Wednesday, October 5 @ 5:30 PM

Online event (see link)

This is part one in our first-time home buyer webinar series where we answer all your questions about the homebuying process: what goes into your credit score, how to get pre-approved, your loan optio

Ping Pong + Cornhole Tournament in The Plaza at Westpost

Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:00 PM

Westpost at National Landing (1201 South Joyce Street)

Mini Photo Sessions for Family & Pets

Saturday, October 8 @ 1:30 PM

Lacey Woods Park (1200 N George Mason Dr.)

Mini Photo Sessions – Bring Your Family and Your Four Legged Furry Friends

Pink Carpet Event Charity Fashion Show

Saturday, October 8 @ 5:00 PM

Crystal Gateway Marriott (Grand Ballroom) (1700 Richmond Highway)

Charitable fashion and fun for the community

Chili Bingo for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

Saturday, October 8 @ 6:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center (414 N. Fillmore St.)

Maker’s Market at Westpost at National Landing

Sunday, October 9 @ 11:00 AM

Westpost at National Landing (1201 South Joyce Street )

Running Against Racism 5K

Sunday, October 9 @ 2:00 PM

Bluemont Junction Park (N. Manchester St & Wilson Blvd)

Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Sunday, October 9 @ 6:00 PM

Osteria da Nino (2900 S Quincy St)

Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

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“Water is Life” Open Mic Night at Busboys and Poets Shirlington

Wednesday, September 21 @ 8:00 PM

Busboys and Poets Shirlington (4251 Campbell Avenue)

Saint Ann Parish Jubilee Festival

Saturday, September 24 @ 10:00 AM

Saint Ann Catholic Church & School (980 N. Frederick Street )

Come join us for the Saint Ann Parish Jubilee Festival with games, rides, raffle, silent auction, a beer garden, live music and food!

Annual Celtic Festival

Saturday, September 24 @ 12:00 PM

Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub (2800 S Randolph St Ste 110)

Maddie & Eddie’s Annual Oyster Festival

Saturday, September 24 @ 12:00 PM

Mattie & Eddie’s (1301 S Joyce St.)

Sips & Chips

Saturday, September 24 @ 12:00 PM

Osteria da Nino (2900 South Quincy St)

You may not realize this–potato chips actually go really well with wine. Let us teach you more!

Family Fun Day!

Saturday, September 24 @ 2:00 PM

High View Park Playground (1945 N. Dinwiddie St)

Disney’s Newsies

Saturday, September 24 @ 8:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd)

Join TAP as we strike for our rights in this classic Disney musical!

Japanese Game Day

Sunday, September 25 @ 2:00 PM

Central Library (1015 N Quincy St)

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2022 Washington region Vision Zero Summit

Tuesday, September 13 @ 9:00 AM

Online event (see link)

The Vision Zero Summit brings together elected officials, decision-makers, advocates, thought leaders, and the private sector to share best practices to traffic eliminate deaths

 

Arlington County Board Candidate Forum

Wednesday, September 14 @ 5:30 PM

Synetic Theater (1800 S. Bell St.)

 

Hokie Hoops Tip Off

Wednesday, September 14 @ 6:00 PM

Don Tito (3165 Wilson Blvd.)

 

FREE Until Help Arrives Training

Thursday, September 15 @ 6:30 PM

Arlington Fire Training Academy (2800 S Taylor St)

 

Fall Fest

Saturday, September 17 @ 10:00 AM

Church of the Covenant (2666 Military Road)

 

AutumnFest

Saturday, September 17 @ 10:00 AM

Glencarlyn Library Garden (300 South Kensington Street)

 

Cleanup at Barcroft Park

Saturday, September 17 @ 10:00 AM

Barcroft Park (4200 S Four Mile Run Dr)

 

Green Valley Day

Saturday, September 17 @ 12:00 PM

John Robinson Town Square (2406 Shirlington Rd)

 

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Events around Arlington are picking back up after a month-long lull, likely due to the snow, the holidays and the spread of omicron.

This week, folks can join moderated discussions with local elected officials as well as a D.C. author and lawyer who defends Black children in the criminal justice system, get organization inspiration and learn the Japanese art of floral arrangements and origami.

The local event highlights for Jan. 24-30 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Monday, Jan. 24

Arlington County Federal Credit Union’s How to Buy Affordably in the DMV*
Virtual
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

During this one-hour webinar, ACFCU’s Mortgage Loan Officer, Sandra Ortecho, will walk attendees through the process of debt-to-income, applying for a loan, credit scores and more so they feel empowered to go out and buy a home.

NAACP Arlington Branch Monthly Meeting*
Virtual
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The Arlington branch of the NAACP’s monthly meeting is open to the public and will feature guest speakers Katie Cristol, Arlington County Board Chair, and Barbara Kanninen, the Arlington School Board Chair. Register in advance online.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Organizing During the Pandemic
Virtual
Time: 6:45-7:45 p.m.

This event aims to provide attendees with the latest tips and tricks in organizing so they can better enjoy their homes and offices during the pandemic. The class will be taught by Julie Pandya, a local mother whose company, Home Strategies LLC, helps people find solutions to their organizing problems. Registration is required for the free, online event.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

Author Talk: The Rage of Innocence*
Virtual
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

The Arlington Branch of the NAACP is hosting a free, virtual discussion with Kristin Henning, a professor and the author of “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.” Drawing on her 25 years of experience representing Black youth in D.C.’s juvenile court, Henning’s book makes the case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children. Advanced registration is requested.

Thursday, Jan. 27

ACFCU’s Beginner Real Estate Investing*
Virtual
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This 60-minute webinar will go over the basics of beginner real estate investing, how to choose rental properties and provide an overview of the real estate market. ACFCU’s Director of Business Lending, Marty Weitzel, will guide participants through an informational presentation and Q&A session so they feel prepared to capitalize on property investments.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Learn the art of flower arrangement and origami
Virtual
Time: 3-4 p.m. 

Study Japanese in Arlington is holding a New Year Ikebana event featuring special guest Yukari Mire, from IKENOBO, who has studied the art of Japanese floral arrangements for 42 years. This free, virtual event requires advance registration online or via the QR code on the poster and is open to all ages and skill levels.

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More holiday events are on tap this week, including a few kid-friendly workshops and markets with local vendors.

Folks can finish off the week with showings of classic Christmas movies and holiday concerts.

The local event highlights for Dec. 13-19 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Monday, Dec. 13

Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study Community Meeting
Virtual (Facebook)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Living with aircraft noise from Reagan National Airport? Attend the third community meeting about a noise mitigation study for communities north of DCA, jointly led by Arlington County and Montgomery County. During the Facebook live meeting, officials will provide an update on  overall study, present draft recommendations for departure procedures and take questions and comments.

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Kids Baking Class: Annual Holiday Cookie Baking Party
Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The ChiquiChef will be leading a cookie baking class where kids will be making two different batches of cookies over Zoom. Recipes, an equipment list and a Zoom link will be sent after registration.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Workshop: Hand Sewn Ornaments (9-12 yrs)
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 4:15-5:45 p.m.

In this festive 1.5-hour workshop, kids age 9-12 will hand-sew cute felt ornaments and embellish them with beads, sequins and pom-poms. They will bring home keepsakes for the holidays or presents for grandparents. All materials are included in this $50 course.

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

Until Help Arrives provides fundamental knowledge and skills civilians can use to help save lives until first responders arrive. The training by Arlington Community Emergency Response Team members will review essential concepts such as: maintaining situational awareness, identifying key life threats, stopping bleeding, moving and positioning the injured and providing psychological support and comfort to the wounded. Prior to the practice, facilitators recommend watching video recordings.

Friday, Dec. 17

Ballston’s Holiday Wreath Market
Ballston Exchange (4201 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4-7 p.m. 

Ballston’s first annual Holiday Wreath Market will have music, holiday lights, fresh wreaths for purchase and a pop-up outdoor bar. Proceeds from wreaths will benefit local schools, nonprofits, and other charitable organizations. The event takes place Friday, Dec. 17 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18 from 12-7 p.m.

National Landing Holiday Market
2121 Crystal Drive
Time: 5-10 p.m.

In partnership with DCBB Productions, Bun’d Up and Made in Arlington, National Landing’s Holiday Market will be a two-day event local vendors.

Saturday, Dec. 18

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

National Chamber Ensemble will perform a holiday concert with classical and contemporary masterpieces and holiday favorites. The event will be in-person, with a streaming option, after a season of virtual performances.

The NCE will limit in-person attendance to less than 50% of the theater capacity to allow patrons to spread out and feel comfortable. Patrons must be fully vaccinated and wear face masks at all times.

It’s A Wonderful Life
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 12 p.m.

The Drafthouse will be showing this Frank Capra classic holiday film. In it, an angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman (James Stewart) by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Showings are Saturday, Dec. 18 at 12 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19 and 3 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m.

A Christmas Story
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 3:30 p.m.

The Drafthouse will be showing another Christmas classic, “A Christmas Story.” In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Showings will take place Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.

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Holiday events are in full swing this week, with ample opportunities to support local vendors, sip seasonal hot drinks and give back to the community.

Some of the local event highlights for Dec. 6-12 are below. Submit your event to our event calendar by filling out this event submission form at least two weeks in advance.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Comedian Josh Johnson at Arlington Drafthouse
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7 p.m.

Comedian Josh Johnson, who has appeared on The Daily Show, will crack jokes at Arlington Drafthouse with special guest and fellow comedian Logan Nielsen, who co-hosts the Josh Johnson Show podcast with Johnson.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Arlington Reads: Imbolo Mbue in Conversation with Diane Kresh
Online
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Join Arlington Public Library online for a conversation between novelist Imbolo Mbue and Library Director Diane Kresh about Mbue’s book “How Beautiful We Were.”

Rosslyn Tree Lighting
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 5 p.m.

Stop by Central Plaza to watch the lighting of a Christmas tree in Rosslyn. There will be beer, wine and spiked hot cider from Open Road, a photo-op in Santa’s chair, performances by the H-B Woodlawn Secondary School choir, a live mariachi band and raffle prizes. WJLA will lead a countdown to the neighborhood tree lighting, which will be live-streamed to Facebook. As a bonus, The View of DC will remain open until 9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 10

Rosslyn Holiday Market
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
Time: 5-8 p.m.

For two days, folks can browse wares from local vendors selling crafts, handmade clothing, natural beauty products and treats, grab photo ops with Santa and sip festive drinks. Friday’s market will be dog-friendly and Saturday’s market, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be family-friendly, capped by a special holiday performance of “The Miraculous Magical Balloon” by Synetic Theater at 3 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 11

BSA Troop 647 Food Drive
Church of the Covenant (2666 Military Road)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Folks can donate unopened canned or packaged dry food to Arlington Food Assistance Center through this annual Boy Scouts food drive. The troop asks that donations are boxed up or bagged, and that donors avoid glass packaging and perishable items. Those who cannot get to the church can email [email protected] to see if scouts can pick up their donations.

Scouts will be accepting old worn-out American flags, as well as state, county and other national flags, to be properly “retired.” Flags should be brought in plastic bags.

Stuff the Sleigh
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spread holiday cheer to animals and help AWLA “stuff the sleigh” (a transport van) by donating the most-needed supplies from its holiday wishlist. Donations will benefit animals at the shelter and pet families in the community who need a little extra support this holiday season.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Winter Bazaar at the Arlington Drafthouse 
Arlington Cinema Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shop and support local and regional vendors at a holiday market hosted by Arlington Drafthouse. The bar will be open for those looking to sip while they shop.

Peppermint Mocha Competition
National Landing (2121 Crystal Drive)
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The National Landing Business Improvement District is putting on its inaugural Peppermint Mocha Latte Competition, featuring local coffee shops that specialize in festive lattes. Guests will be able to sample signature holiday drinks from Commonwealth Joe, The Freshman and Origin Coffee Lab & Kitchen and vote for their favorite. There will also be a live DJ and branded coffee swag.

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