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Tuesday, December 3

Information Session
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive)
Time: 8-9 a.m.

Interested parents, educational advocates, and additional members of the Arlington community are welcomed for this information session and tour of The Sycamore School. Parking will be validated.

Thursday, December 5

Workshop: Make Felted Holiday Ornaments (Adults)
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Adults are encouraged to attend this workshop on the art of needle felting. Art House 7 will supply wool and felting needs, and participants will leave with a Christmas ornament. Advanced sign up required.

Friday, December 6

Avant Bard Presents: Happenstance Theater
Theatre on the Run (3700 S. Four Mile Drive)
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

The Avant Bard Theatre will put on “Happenstance Theater,” a dark comedy about refugees escaping a dystopia and balancing life at the end of the world. Ticketed performances run Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Arlington Chamber Annual Meeting 
Sheraton Pentagon City (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual meeting will celebrate the Chamber’s achievements in 2019, while looking ahead to the future. Registration includes lunch, parking and program, which closes December 3 with spaces limited.

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

The time-honored tradition returns to Crystal City, with the lighting of the Christmas tree, photos available with Santa, face painting, hot cocoa, poinsettia sales, and a canned good drive benefiting AFAC. Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

She Kills Monsters
Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Wakefield High School theater presents “She Kills Monsters,” the story of a young girl and her journey to self-discovery after the death of her teenage sister. The ticketed event is $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Saturday, December 7

Virginia for Pete Buttigieg — Info Session and Holiday Party*
The Chatham (4501 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The 8th Congressional District of Pete for Virginia invites area supporters to learn how to volunteer with the team, hoping to earn Pete Buttigieg the Virginia Democratic presidential primary next year.

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair 
Arlington Science Focus School (1501 N. Lincoln Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At this 9th annual alternative gift fair, shoppers purchase donated nonprofit services for the community. Representatives from eighteen featured nonprofits will be available, and shoppers can purchase their services for those in need via donations.

Winter Wonderland Annual Holiday Event
Penrose Square Apartments (2501 9th Road S.)
Time: 12-3 p.m. 

This year, the apartment community invites its Arlington neighbors for a day of holiday festivities including food trucks, a moon bounce, a live band, and a ballet performance from dancers at the Cuppett Performing Arts Center.

Pet Santa Photos
Dogma Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

For its 10th year, Dogma is hosting a pet photography fundraiser in order to rase money for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Vindicated Pit Bull Rescue. $25 for each sitting, plus a digital photo.

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Wednesday, November 27

“Funsgiving” at Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 4 p.m.-Midnight

Even though “Thanksgiving Eve” isn’t an official holiday, celebrate at Punch Bowl Social with this festive event. There will be a “Friendsgiving Frenzy” punch made with bourbon and house-made pumpkin pie spice syrup.

Thursday, November 28

Arlington Turkey Trot
Christ Church of Arlington (3020 N. Perish Drive)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

Before the feasting begins, walk or run at this festive 5K on Thanksgiving with all proceeds going to local charities such as AFAC and A-SPAN.

Friday, November 29

Holiday Tea
Fyve Restaurant and Lounge (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 2:30-4 p.m. 

The Ritz-Carlton at Pentagon City kicks off its weekend Holiday Tea series, where varieties of tea, sandwiches, and desserts are served and a violinist performs. Pricing starts at $25 for children.

Saturday, November 30

BalletNova Presents: The Nutcracker
Kenmore Middle School (202 S. Carlin Springs Road)
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Comes see a performance of twist on the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, performed by BalletNova. This year, there are new costumes, new characters, and new choreography.

Ms. Peacock’s 2nd Anniversary Party
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (925 N. Garfield Street) 
Time: 6 p.m.-midnight

The upscale dining room in Clarendon is celebrating its second year in business with an anniversary party. There will be a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, along with a raffle giveaway.

Sunday, December 1

Jeff Cioletti, Drink Like a Geek 
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 3-4 p.m.

Author Jeff Cioletti will be at One More Page books to talk about his latest book, “Drink Like a Geek.” The book explores iconic drinks and the roles they place in movies, books, and television.

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

Clarendon UMC will present their 48th annual Handel’s Messiah Sing Along, where an audience will since along to an orchestra and soloists. There will be a reception afterwards, with a $20 donation suggested.

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Monday, November 18

Bring a Book You Hate Swap
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Bring your unwanted books to this book swap, where others will bring their least favorite novels to trade. All leftover books will be donated to the library’s upcoming book sale.

Tuesday, November 19

Virginia Tech Executive MBA Online Info Session*
Virginia Tech Research Center (900 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Learn more about Virginia Tech’s Ballston-based Executive MBA program at this information session, where officials will discuss curriculum, tuition, financial aid, and more.

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

Learn about the possible mistakes that come with the first time you purchase a home at this seminar. Topics covered include how to avoid double-paying a rent and mortgage, and how to properly calculate a budget.

Thursday, November 21

Holiday Design Event
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Join guest floral designer Ami Wilber at this fundraising gala for the Rock Spring Garden Club. There will be a silent auction, delicious refreshments, holiday arrangements, and more. Tickets are $30 and available online.

Jennie Dean Park Renovation Design Reveal
Charles Drew Community Center (3500 23rd Street S.)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

The final design for the Jennie Dean Park renovation project, based on weeks of public input, will be revealed at this event. Continued feedback on the final design is welcome, as are children.

Saturday, November 23

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

This event carries on the legacy of Jenn Lawson, a local mother of three. There will be a morning of celebration and health-focused activities, followed by a certified 5K and a kid’s fun run.

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

The 29th annual “Not-Just-A-Crafts-Fair” will feature handmade crafts, prints, jewelry, ornaments, photo collages, and more, plus a bake sale. Restaurant quality Reggiano Parmesan will be available at a discount, with preorders available.

Cranksgiving – A Clothing Drive By Bike
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

This choose-your-adventure bike ride gives participants a map of suggested stores or items to locate. All items collected will be donated to the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network.

The Enchanted Forest
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 S. Orme Street)
Time: 12-8 p.m. 

This weekend-long holiday festival includes a “forest” of theme-decorated holiday trees, along with live entertainment, a Santa, holiday crafts and a silent auction.

The Board Room 2nd Anniversary Party
The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 2-7 p.m. 

The Board Room, Clarendon’s board game and bar, is celebrating its second year in operation. In addition, they will be honoring their first year as a brewing company with the release of a new beer.

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Monday, November 11

HyperFast Agent Sales Summit With Ryan Serhant*
Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Richmond Highway)
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

This all-day real estate summit, in partnership with the Keri Shull Team and Orange Line Living, will feature talks on million-dollar listings, how to use webinars, online automation, and more. The event will also be held Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 12

The Dillon Rule: What Is It Anyway?
Ireland’s Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arlington and the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women, this discussion talks about the 1868 Dillon Rule and how it affects local governments.

Wednesday, November 13

Schar School Master’s Open House*
GMU Schar School (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

Learn more about George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and its master’s degree programs at this open house. Student services and admissions members will be available to chat.

Learn From This Place: Bringing Arlington To Halls Hill
John T. Hazel Conference Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The John M. Langston Citizens Association presents two events to honor Halls Hill, a formerly segregated Arlington neighborhood. A walking tour will be on Saturday, with a panel presented Wednesday on the history of Halls Hill.

Thursday, November 14

The Bottom: An African-American Enclave Uncovered
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road) 
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Hear from community member Jessica Kaplan as she discusses “The Bottom,” one of the oldest African American enclaves in Arlington established before the Civil War, whose residents were slowly displaced throughout the 20th century.

Friday, November 15

A Zombie Extravaganza at Yorktown High School
Yorktown High School (5200 Yorktown Blvd)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Yorktown Performing Arts will present “A Zombie Extravaganza,” a short comedic drama presented as a series of vignettes. Performances will be from all sorts of YHS programs, including band, cheer, improv, and color guard. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and $35 for a donor ticket.

O’Connell Players Present Guys and Dolls
Bishop O’Connell High School (6106 22nd Street N.)
Time: 7-9 p.m. 

Bishop O’Connell High School theatre is performing the musical Guys and Dolls at three separate shows throughout the weekend, with tickets starting at $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Saturday, November 16

Safe At Home Kickball Tournament
Long Bridge Park (475 Long Bridge Drive)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bridges to Independence, an area homeless shelter and rehousing service, has partnered with DC Fray for a day of kickball, with all proceeds going towards funding the organization. All players will receive a team t-shirt and a chance to win a trophy.

Rise Against Hunger Event
Clarendon UMC (606 N. Irving Street)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Clarendon Methodist Church is hosting its annual all-day meal packing event in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. Meals prepped will be sent to those in need all over the world, with two different shifts available for sign-up.

1960s Dance Party to Benefit Culpepper Garden
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

This “Rock Around the Block” dance party will benefit Culpepper Garden, a nonprofit providing affordable housing for Arlington seniors. There will be music, dancing, refreshments, and a silent auction. Tickets start at $10 for teens and $20 for adults.

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Monday, November 4

Start-Up With Financial Success
Arlington Economic Development (1100 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 10 a.m.-4:10 p.m. 

This workshop, led by five experts across different economic fields, will cover the basics of financial management for small businesses, from choosing the right accounting software to paying quarterly tax estimates.

Art Night! 
Lost Dog – South Arlington (2920 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Art Night is a casual monthly meet up for area creatives, in the background of the Lost Dog Cafe. Paper and pencils will be provided, and artists are encouraged to bring any other supplies. RSVP for an event reminder.

Tuesday, November 5

Arlington Kick-Off for Safe Streets
Buzz Bakeshop (818 N. Quincy Street) 
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

Arlington Families for Safe Streets is a new group working to promote pedestrian safety through public outreach programs, policy advocacy, and more. Its monthly meetings will be held to discuss and plan upcoming programs.

National Nachos Day 
Punch Bowl Social (4238 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. 

On National Nachos Day, Punch Bowl Social is encouraging customers to try its cauliflower nachos, made with corn tortilla chips, queso, jalapeños, pickled red onions, and a jalapeño lime crema.

Wednesday, November 6

Ellen Crosby – The Angels’ Share
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

Ellen Crosby will be speaking at One More Page Books to promote her latest novel, The Angels’ Share, a mystery that takes place in Virginia wine country. There will be wine, cake, and a discussion with the author.

Thursday, November 7

Legislative Forum on Aging Issues
Farlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street)
Time: 9:45-11:30 a.m.

The Arlington and Alexandria Commissions on Aging will host a forum of Virginia Senators and delegates for a discussion on legislation that affects older adults, those with disabilities, and caregivers.

MONA Holiday Sip-n-Shop
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Mothers of North Arlington are hosting their annual sip-n-shop, featuring dozens of local vendors selling a variety of wares, including beauty products, apparel, home goods, and more. Drink tickets are being sold for $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

Friday, November 8

Play: Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, A Lesbian Love Story
Gunston Theatre Two (2700 S. Lang Street)
Time: 8-9:40 p.m.

Dominion Stage Theatre presents “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove,” the story of seven lesbian friends over the course of the summer, who take in a straight woman after she leaves her husband to become an alternative kind of family.

Saturday, November 9

Scouting for Food – Food Drive
AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street)
Time: 8-11 a.m.

AFAC is partnering with the Chain Bridge District of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts for the 25th annual “Scouting for Food” food drive, which has collected more than one million pounds of food for AFAC since 1995.

Parker Looks Up 
Nook Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 10-11 a.m. 

Parker Curry, the little girl who went viral earlier this year for her photo looking up at Michelle Obama’s portrait, now has a children’s book. In order to celebrate the release of her book, she will be at the Nook for reading, a dance party, and a book signing.

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Monday, October 28

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

Learn about the possible mistakes that come with the first time you purchase a home at this seminar. Topics covered include how to avoid double-paying a rent and mortgage, and how to properly calculate a budget.

UFOs, Cryptids and Ghosts, Oh My!
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join certified cryptozoologists Scott Falcon, Dr. Marc Black, and Chad Umbach of the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society and learn about everything extraterrestrial.

Tuesday, October 29

Upper Bluemont Conceptional Design Kickoff Meeting
Ashlawn Elementary School (5950 8th Road N.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. 

Learn about the upcoming Upper Bluemont Conceptual Design Project, and what’s come next to the park in the Ashlawn Elementary multi-purpose room.

Wednesday, October 30

Escape Junk News: A Guide To Sharpening Your Media Skills
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join the Newseum Education staff in this hands-on training on how to handle today’s media landscape, including how to understand buzz words, bots, and bad actors on social media.

Thursday, October 31

Halloween at Ballston Quarter
Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5-9 p.m. 

Celebrate the spooky holiday at Ballston Quarter, where there will be trick-or-treating throughout the mall, special guest appearances from movie mascots (and Slapshot from the Washington Capitals) plus a movie showing of Hocus Pocus.

Haunted House Food Drive
Fort Ethan Allen Park (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

Run by scouts from local Troop 104, this haunted house is fun for all ages. Instead of an entrance fee, the event requires a food donation for AFAC. Suggested donations include canned tuna, canned soups, cereal, and peanut butter.

Friday, November 1

Re/Seen: Photographs by Jason Horowitz
Fred Schnider Gallery of Art (888 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

View local artist Jason Horowitz’s still-life photographs representing underwater space scenes inspired by his own pet fish in their aquariums, and enjoy an opening reception. The exhibit will run until December 21.

Saturday, November 2

Free Benchmade Laser Engraving 
Casual Adventure (3451 N. Washington Blvd)
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

At Casual Adventure, the Benchmade knife engraver will be present in the store, where you can either bring in your own knife or buy a new Benchmade knife in-store, and enjoy a laser engraving for free until 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 3

Tabletop Gaming Day
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 1-7 p.m.

Kick-off International Games week at the library, where a large and diverse selection of board games geared towards players of all ages will be available to play, along with lessons on how to play various games.

Arlington Philharmonic 
W-L High School Auditorium (1301 N. Stafford Street)
Time: 4-6 p.m.

The Arlington Philharmonic will be kicking off its 14th season with a concert at Washington-Liberty High School, featuring performances of Schumann’s Symphony no. 2 in C Major, among other pieces. Admission is free, a donation is suggested.

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Monday, October 21

Cheetah Conservation Fund — 18th Annual DC Gala
Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Richmond Highway)
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

Join Dr. Laurie Marker, the executive director and founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, for the 18th annual D.C. gala. VIP guests will enjoy an intimate gathering with Dr. Marker and the cheetah ambassador from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Chuck Rosenberg on the Rule of Law
Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2:30-4 p.m. 

Former federal prosecutor and senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg will give a discussion on current events, including his analysis of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Free to attend.

Tuesday, October 22

Love is Love Book Club
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Ave.) 
Time: 7-8 p.m. 

This book club, which meets on the fourth Monday of each month, meets at the Shirlington library for a group discussion of LGBTQIA+ books. Bring your own books to share and compare. The free group is open to anyone ages eighteen and older.

Rent vs. Buy Happy Hour
Boeser Group and Nicole McNabb Realty (1934 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Learn about the pros and cons of buying and renting a property at this workshop, with refreshments provided. In addition, learn about how you get a $1500 credit towards closing a lease.  Free, with advanced RSVP recommended.

Wednesday, October 23

Write Your Own Obituary
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. 

Join licensed mortician Jamie T. Arthurs at the Columbia Pike library to explore the benefits of planning end-of-life events, including workshopping how to write your own obituary. Free, with attendance on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Small Business Roundtable
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N.)
Time: 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m.

This monthly, free, small business roundtable offers an educational opportunity to local business owners. This month’s topic is “Create a Marketing Plan – No Matter the Stage of Your Business.” Free to attend, with RSVP recommended.

Thursday, October 24

Beckett’s Pumpkin Carving
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Join Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub for a night of pumpkin carving. Prizes awarded to the best pumpkin. Pumpkins provided, with advanced registration required. After the carving, make a night of it with late-night whiskey flights.

Pitch a Friend
Wilson Hardware (2915 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 8-10 p.m. 

“Like Shark Tank, but for your single friends.” If you’ve got a friend who you think would make a great match for someone, you’ll have 3 minutes to present on why someone should date them. Then, mingle to your heart’s content. RSVP required.

Friday, October 25

Haunted House Food Drive
Fort Ethan Allen Park (4228 N. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

Run by scouts from local Troop 104, this haunted house is fun for all ages. Instead of an entrance fee, the event requires a food donation for AFAC. Suggested donations include canned tuna, canned soups, cereal, and peanut butter.

Saturday, October 26

Fall Festival 
Quincy Park (1021 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 2-5 p.m. 

This free fall festival is open to everyone and will feature moon bounces, games, and candy, with coffee provided for adults. Hosted by Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

Become a Memorable Speaker and Leader
Marymount University Ballston Campus (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Join Toastmasters International for this forum on how to write and present a memorable speech, use improv to connect with your audience, and become a motivational leader. $40.

Octoberfest Bazaar
Walker Chapel United Methodist Church (4102 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

This festival will feature vendors selling clothing, furniture, outdoor and household items, crafts, jewelry, and more. The cafe will be open to serve breakfast and lunch, and all proceeds go to charity.

Bike & Brews for Boobs 
Ryde by Revolve Fitness (1025 N. Fillmore Street) 
Time: 12-2 p.m. 

Sweat for a cause at this 45 minute spin class, followed by a celebration of brews and snacks from Bakeshop & Screwtop Wine Bar. $28, with a raffle drawing as well.

Sunday, October 27

Dogma’s 10th Annual Trick or Treat
Dogma at The Village at Shirlington (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

It’s been a full decade of Trick or Treating with your pet with Dogma! This year, start at Dogma, get your map, and trick or treat throughout Shirlington Village. $12.

 

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Monday, October 14

Columbus Day Boat Race 
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 12-2 p.m. 

Create your very own sailboat with cardboard materials, then hike down to a stream for a friendly sailboat race. Appropriate for all children four years and older, with children under eight requiring adult supervision. $15.

Professional Emailing Etiquette
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8 p.m. 

Learn how to properly compose emails to colleagues, supervisors, clients, and the public at this workshop, which will examine how to craft an email pitch, politely make commands, among other tips. RSVP for an event reminder. Free.

Tuesday, October 15

Arlington Community Foundation Spirit of Community Luncheon*
Renaissance Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Ave.)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join the Arlington Community Foundation’s annual “Spirit of Community Luncheon” to honor the Spirit of Community Award recipient, Dr. Alfred Taylor, Jr. Honorary co-chairs Kristian and Chuck Todd will be present.

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

Learn about the possible mistakes that come with the first time you purchase a home at this seminar. Topics covered include how to avoid double-paying a rent and mortgage, and how to properly calculate a budget.

Wednesday, October 16

Wakefield HS Fall Chorus Concert
Wakefield High School Auditorium (1325 S. Dinwiddie Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Enjoy this free concert performed by students in the Wakefield High School chorus. Songs to be performed include Bridge Over Troubled Water and Keep Holding On. There will be a cash-only concession stand and donations accepted for the chorus.

Candidate Forum
St. Agnes Parish Hall (1910 N. Randolph St.)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Join local Arlington government candidates Rip Sullivan, Audrey Clement, Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey, Arron O’Dell, and Reid Goldstein at this public forum, hosted by local civic groups such as the Cherrydale Citizens Association.

Thursday, October 17

Virginia Tech Executive MBA Online Info Session*
Virginia Tech Research Center (900 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 12-1 p.m.

Find out more about Virginia Tech’s Ballston-based Executive MBA program at this information session with conversation around the program curriculum, tuition, financial aid, application information, and more. Free with RSVP.

Smithsonian Habitat Program
Little Falls Presbyterian Friendship Hall (6025 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Barbara Faust, director of the Smithsonian Gardens, will introduce the gardens’ first-ever exhibition “Habitat.” The exhibition uses a single theme to tie together all fourteen exhibits across the Smithsonian’s exterior and interior garden spaces. Free with a $5 optional lunch.

Book Talk: Author of ‘Barack and Joe’
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

Join One More Page in welcoming Steven Levingston, the non-fiction editor of the Washington Post, as he shares his vivid and inspiring account of the “bromance” between Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

MONA Preschool Fair
Williamsburg Middle School Cafeteria (3600 N. Harrison Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Come meet representatives from close to 50 local preschools all under one roof at the annual Mothers of Northern Arlington preschool fair. The event is free with free onsite babysitting, with advanced registration recommended.

Friday, October 18

Fridays at the Fountain 
Crystal City Water Park (1601 Crystal Drive)
Time: 5-9 p.m. 

Enjoy the fall weather at Crystal City’s seasonal pop-up beer garden at the Crystal City Water Park. A rotating list of vendors will provide food and non-alcoholic beverages, while live music will be performed from local bands and musicians.

Saturday, October 19

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

Check out the National Chamber Ensemble’s opening act for the 2019-20 season with this performance of orchestral works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “re-imagined” for a more intimate chamber ensemble. Pieces include Piano Concerto No. 23 and Symphony No. 4 in G Minor.

Copperwood Tavern’s ‘Shucktoberfest’
Village at Shirlington (2700 S. Quincy Street) 
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beer and oyster lovers, rejoice! This Oktoberfest festival will feature over forty craft brews and four different oyster vendors. Tickets begin at $35 and come with a take-home souvenir mug. Family and dog-friendly.

Pumpkin Carving at Potomac Overlook Regional Park 
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 12-2 p.m. 

For $12 per person, get into the Halloween spirit and carve or paint your own pumpkin at the Potomac Overlook nature center. The park will provide the tools necessary, and the event is open to everyone ages four and up.

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

Celebrate the season and explore the grounds of the Columbia Gardens. Activities include beehive visits, pumpkin carving, and a talk with rose expert Pam Powers. Refreshments will be provided, and RSVP is recommended.

Sunday, October 20

Kinhaven 5K and Family Fest*
Bluemont Park, South Shelter (601 N. Manchester Street) 
Time: 9-11 a.m.

Join the tenth annual Kinhaven 5K and Family Fest to promote childhood health and fitness. Events include a 5K run, a 1K run, and a toddler dash. There will be a “fan zone” with a dance party, moonbounce, face painting, and refreshments.

*Denotes sponsored (featured) event

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Monday, October 7

Planned Parenthood at Continental Beer Garden*
Continental Beer Garden (1901 Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

All proceeds from this open bar fundraising event will benefit local Planned Parenthood advocacy. Remarks will be held from Kelley Robinson, executive director for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and local politicians including Sen. Barbara Favola.

Housing Matters Forum 
Arlington County Bozman Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Arlington property owners and landlords are invited to this community meeting on “Fair Housing and Discriminations.” Topics to be discussed including fair housing rights and impediments, rental subsidy, county resources, and more.

Tuesday, October 8

School Information Session
The Sycamore School (4600 N. Fairfax Drive) 
Time: 8-9 a.m. 

Parents interested in The Sycamore School are invited to tour, speak with current staff, and meet the current Head of School. There will be a question and answer session, along with opportunities to chat with current students.

Teenage Kittens & How to Survive Them 
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Dogma Dog Bakery, learn how to take care of a kitten as it gets into its teenage years. The AWLA’s Training and Cat Behavior Counselor will offer advice and take questions.

Thursday, October 10

Crystal City Crafts Market
The Grounds (1102 S. Eads Street) 
Time: 4-8 p.m. 

Throughout the month of October, every Thursday the Crystal City Crafts Market will turn the Grounds into a “neighborhood living room” featuring wares from over 20 local businesses, live music, a beer garden, and food trucks.

Mental Wellness: It’s All in the Family 
Virginia Hospital Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive) 
Time: 7-9 p.m.

Area experts will offer advice on how to help children and teens with anxiety through fostering supportive environments in the home. Topics include navigating co-parenting and managing anxiety in high-performance environments, among others.

Saturday, October 12

Book It For Books 5K/One Mile Run*
Bluemont Park (329 N. Manchester Street) 
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, this 5K and/or one-mile run will raise funds to provide books for children across the region. Pre-registration is now open, and awards will be given to overall male and female finishers.

Saint Ann Annual Fall Festival*
Saint Ann School (980 N. Frederick Street) 
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

This annual family-friendly festival features fall-themed rides, games, moon bounces, face-painting, and a cakewalk contest. In addition, there will be live music, a “wine walk” for adults, and a beer garden. Rain or shine, free event.

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

Join the Arlingtones a cappella barbershop group for their annual fall show, featuring performances from the mid-Atlantic quartet “Forecast.” The Arlingtones quartet “The Blue Notes” will make their debut. $15 tickets include food and drink.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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Monday, September 30

Chatter On Books Live Podcast Recording
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street) 
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

The podcast “Chatter On Books” will record their latest episode at One More Page Books with Washington Post journalist Will Haygood, where they will discuss Haygood’s book, “Tigerland: 1968-19969: A City Divided, A Nation Torn Apart, And A Magical Season Of Healing.”

Learn How to Buy Your First Home*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn valuable advice on how to purchase your first home, such as how to calculate a budget and finding off-market properties. Attending the free event includes a bonus $1,500 credit towards a new home or early lease termination.

Tuesday, October 1

Visas and Working in the United States
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

This forum will provide an overview of how visas and work permits operate for people seeking employment in the United States, such as how an employer might sponsor a work permit and the different paths and options are for obtaining a work permit for non-citizens.

Thursday, October 3

Ballston Street Bash & Mega Market*
Welburn Square and N. Stuart Street (N. Stuart St. and 9th St. N)
Time: 3-8 p.m. 

Celebrate the Ballston neighborhood with live music from local artists, a VIDA Fitness beer and wine garden, and shopping with local vendors and farmers. Bands include White Ford Bronco, Jumpin’ Jupiter, and more. Free, with $5 drink tickets.

Accelerating Urban Agriculture in Arlington
Barley Mac (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m. 

Join the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture for a discussion on sustainable urban agriculture with County Board Member Erik Gutshall and guest speaker Wythe Marschall, featuring a curated local menu from Barley Mac.

Arlington’s Most Instagrammable Spots – Courthouse Edition
Mom’s Organic Market (1901 N. Veitch Street) 
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 

WalkArlington presents a walk through the Courthouse neighborhood, exploring all of its coolest public art. Free, with beverages and snacks provided. The walk will go for approximately one mile, with stops to take photographs.

Friday, October 4

Oktoberfest 2019 
Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Blvd) 
Time: 4-11 p.m. 

Courthaus Social’s Oktoberfest includes two days of partying, featuring food, games, live music, and plenty of beer. Free, family and pet-friendly. Featured games include “Brewery Bingo” and Cornhole, with prizes available.

Art & Pizza Night for Kids 
Art House 7 (5537 Lee Highway)
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Parents are invited to take the night off while their children attend a night of fun at Art House 7. There will be an art project led by two teenagers, pizza provided, and a movie. There will be an adult in the building to supervise. Sign up required.

Saturday, October 5

The Mid-Atlantic Open Pickleball Tournament 
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.) 
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Over 300 pickleball players from the mid-Atlantic region are coming to Arlington to compete for the gold. This is the fourth year of the giant tournament, partnered with two charity groups: the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Arena and Educate the Girls, Inc.

Home Run for the Homeless 5k Walk/Run
Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester Street)
Time: 9-11 a.m. 

Run or walk during this race to support the charity groups Homestretch, Community Lodgings, and Bridges to Independence, local nonprofits providing housing, employment, and child services to homeless parents and their children. $40 for adults, and $20 for those 17 and under.

NoVA Mac and Cheese Festival*
UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.

Cheese lovers, assemble. Sample from over 30 different types of mac and cheese and help vote for Northern VA’s Best Mac and Cheese. In addition, there will be craft beers, ciders, and wines available to wash it all down. Tickets required, starting at $20.

Beckett’s Celtic Festival 
Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub (2800 S. Randolph Street) 
Time: 12-7 p.m.

For the sixth year of the annual festival, Campbell Avenue will shut down, and in its place there will be live music, dancers, and pipers taking over the streets. Family-friendly, with the party moving indoors at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 6

Arlington and Alexandria City Candidate Forum 
Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th Street S.) 
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

The League of Women Voters of Arlington will host a “candid-dating forum” for the public. Attendees have 10 minutes to ask questions with local candidates running for office from Arlington County and Alexandria City. General Assembly candidates will be present from 2:30-3:30, and those running for local offices will be from 3:30-4:30.

Drag Queen Bingo…With Tiny Kittens! 
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Join the Animal Welfare League of Arlington along with Caring Hands Animal Support & Education at Arlington Drafthouse Cinema for a bingo evening to help support animals in need. Fabulous MC’s from the Imperial Court of Washington DC will be leading the bingo game. Tickets are $25 and include admission and one bingo card. All proceeds to charity.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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Monday, September 23

The Crazy Switch Asians Tour: A Rap Show
Galaxy Hut (2711 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9-11:59 p.m.

A rap duo from NYC will perform a set of their energetic songs about video games, anime, movies, and more. Their style fuses hip-hop and pop culture. Tickets are $5. 21+.

 Tuesday, September 24

Intro to Writing Poetry With Courtney LeBlanc*
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor Courtney LeBlanc will teach a workshop on beginner poetry lessons. Tickets are $45 with online registration.

 Wednesday, September 25

Small Business Roundtable
Arlington Chamber of Commerce (2009 14th Street N.)
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

This free business discussion offers an educational opportunity for smaller business. This month’s topic is “Selling to the Commonwealth.”

 Thursday, September 26

Bond’s Escape Room Grand Opening*
Bond’s Escape Room (2800 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The upcoming escape room invites the Chamber of Commerce business community to network at this free event. Food and drinks will be served, and guests will be able to tour the facility.

 Friday, September 27

AVAST Launch Party
Cody Gallery (1000 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

The Arlington Visual Arts Tour will kick off at Marymount University’s Cody Gallery, where visitors can explore Cody’s Open Call Exhibit.

 Saturday, September 28

Oktoberfest
Marymount Farmers Market (2807 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Lee Highway Alliance will present Oktoberfest at the Marymount Farmers Market, a free event with German and Viennese food, live music, and craft beer.

Central Arlington History Tour 
Clarendon Metro Station (3100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center Hiking Club, this all-day walking tour will trek 10-12 miles around historic points in central Arlington. Bring lunch and water. Tickets are $2.

BBQ, Boots & Bingo 
Columbus Club of Arlington (5115 Little Falls Road)
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This family-friendly event organized by Arlington Thrive will feature moon bounces, face painting, crafts, bingo, and live music. Tickets start in $10, with all funds going to support Arlington neighbors in need.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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