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Arlington Agenda: December 10-16

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

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

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

Wednesday, Dec. 12

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 13

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

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

Friday, Dec. 14

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

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

Saturday, Dec. 15

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Dec. 16

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

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

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: December 3-9

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

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Tuesday, Dec. 4

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

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

Wednesday, Dec. 5

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 6

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

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

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

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

Friday, Dec. 7

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

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

Saturday, Dec. 8

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Dec. 9

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

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

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

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

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: November 27-December 2

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Thursday, Nov. 29

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

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

Friday, Nov. 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Dec. 1

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Dec. 2

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

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

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: November 19-25

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Monday, Nov. 19

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

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

Tuesday, Nov. 20

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 22

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

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

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

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

Friday, Nov. 23

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

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

Sunday, Nov. 25

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

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

*Denotes sponsored event

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Arlington Agenda: November 13-18

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Tuesday, Nov. 13

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Nov. 14

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 15

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

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

Friday, Nov. 16

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Nov. 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Denotes sponsored event

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Arlington Agenda: November 5-11

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Monday, Nov. 5

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

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

Tuesday, Nov. 6

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

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

Wednesday, Nov. 7

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 8

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

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

Friday, Nov. 9

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

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

Saturday, Nov. 10

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

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

Sunday, Nov. 11

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

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

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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Monday, Oct. 29

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

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

Wednesday, Oct. 31

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 1

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

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

Friday, Nov. 2

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

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

Saturday, Nov. 3

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

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

Sunday, Nov. 4

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

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

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

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

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: October 22-28

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Tuesday, Oct. 23

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

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

Wednesday, Oct. 24

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 25

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

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

Friday, Oct. 26

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 27

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Oct. 28

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

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

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: October 15-21

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Monday, Oct. 15

Free Home Buying Workshop in Rosslyn*
Orange Line Living (1600 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn about home-buying essentials with a free workshop. The Orange Line Living Team and Keri Shull Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

VA Wine Tasting
Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge (929 N. Garfield Street)
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month, and taste and learn about four different varietals/styles of still and sparkling wines. Appetizers are included, with tickets at $45 per person. Reservations required.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Arlington Fall Career Fair
Founders Hall – GMU Arlington (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meet with 50 plus businesses in a wide variety of industries including IT, healthcare, government services, finance, food and hospitality Services, education and more.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Far Out – Film by Teton Gravity Research
Arlington Draft House (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Join TGR for a premiere of a new feature length ski and snowboard film, “Far Out,” presented by REI. There will be prizes available from The North Face, Atomic, Volkl, Outdoor Research, TGR and more, plus everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes – including one of three different trips this year.

Saturday, Oct. 20

A Sidewalk Stroll
Encore’s Main Campus (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.

Encore Stage & Studio presents “A Sidewalk Stroll”-starring professional artists who bring park adventures and friendly animals to life, all the while teaching little ones about navigating through life’s surprises. Recommended for ages 1 and older.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Pints4Paws Pet Fest*
Courthouse Plaza (2040 15th Street N.)
Time: 1-5 p.m.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s fundraiser features a pop-up pet festival, including unlimited craft beers, live music, doggy costume contests, doggy games, a dog rest park, food trucks, and much more.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: October 9-14

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Tuesday, Oct. 9

Puzzled Pint
The Board Room (925 N. Garfield Street)
7-11 p.m.

Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens at bars/pubs on the second Tuesday of every month in multiple cities around the world. On the night of the event, show up at The Board Room for puzzles to solve while you enjoy drinks and food. Most teams take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to solve a typical puzzle set.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Community Forum: The Opioid Epidemic
Virginia Hospital Center (1701 N. George Mason Drive)
7-8:30 p.m.

Virginia Hospital Center Foundation and its Women’s Health Circle are hosting a free Community Forum to discuss the public health concerns around the opioid epidemic. Complimentary parking is available in Zone B (Gold Garage) and pre-registration is requested for this free event.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Rosslyn Cider Fest
Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn Street)
5-8 p.m.

The Rosslyn Cider Fest offers chance to learn more about this alcoholic beverage that’s favored by many who don’t like beer. Eight cideries will be in attendance, along with live music and food trucks. Products are available to sample for $10 (8 samples). Tickets are available online. Attendees can also visit the outdoor bar to purchase beer, wine and full-sized cider bottles.

Desegregating Arlington School Sports*
Marymount University Reinsch Library Auditorium (2807 N. Glebe Road)
7-8:30 p.m.

Arlington’s African-American kids could finally attend white schools starting in 1959, but that was just the first step of a longer battle that played out in government and PTA meetings. A panel featuring local high school athletes will discuss this part of Arlington’s history.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Future with Hope Women’s Conference*
St. Agnes Church (1910 N. Randolph Street)
7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The third-annual conference for Catholic women over 40 will take place Oct. 12-13 at St. Agnes Church. Featured speakers include Mary Elizabeth Sperry, author of “Making Room for God: Decluttering and the Spiritual Life.”

Marymount Farmers Market Oktoberfest
Marymount University Farmers Market (4620 Lee Highway)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Brats, Liab und Schneid music, raffles, strudel, face-painting and more at the Marymount Farmers Market Oktoberfest. Grilled German sausages will be served and Viennese bakers will be wearing traditional attire. The event is hosted in partnership with the Marymount Farmers Market and Marymount University Homecoming

Live in Arlington Info Fair
Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street)
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This event offers free information about housing opportunities in Arlington, providing an opportunity to meet with housing professionals including mortgage lenders, real estate agents, apartment rental professionals, and representatives of government and not-for-profit organizations.

Night of Horror II: Return of the Overdue Books
Columbia Pike Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
8-11 p.m.

Warning: Prepare to be scared! This event is recommended for brave teens and adults. Join the Arlington Public Library on a venture through this haunted library and try to escape the horrors of the stacks, dead authors, and librarians of the living dead. Online registration is required.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Kinhaven 5K & Kids 1K
Bluemont Park (325 N. Manchester Street)
9-10 a.m.

The Kinhaven 5k and Kids 1k will have music, refreshments, face painting and more. The 5k begins at 9 a.m. with a free toddler dash starting at 9:45 a.m. The kids 1k race starts at 9:50 a.m. The adult 5k costs $35, while the kids 1k costs $10. Registration is available online.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: October 1-7

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

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Tuesday, Oct. 2

Secure the Vote: Safeguarding Our Elections – A Panel Discussion
Spaces (1101 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The League of Women Voters of Arlington is hosting a discussion led by four top experts in election security. The panel discussion is open to the public at no charge. Free tickets can be obtained online.

Thursday, Oct. 4

2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts in Arlington
Mercedes Benz in Arlington (585 North Glebe Road)
Time: 7-10 p.m.

The Celebration of the Arts in Arlington is a fundraiser for the Embracing Arlington Arts capital campaign. Tickets are $50 and purchasable online. Attendees wearing artwork costumes could win a $250 car detail voucher or a $75 restaurant coupon.

Social Walk + Happy Hour on Lee Highway
Thirsty Bernie (2163 N Glebe Rd)
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

This month, Walk Arlington and Lee Highway Alliance are hosting a stroll along Lee Highway. The event is free for people of all ages and abilities and registration for the event is required.

Friday, Oct. 5

Arlington Urban Agriculture Summit
St. Andrews Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The symposium will focus on how agriculture contributes to our urban quality of life, featuring discussions on urban farming innovations; how to grow a successful food garden; and big picture policy and economic issues.  Registration available online.

Saturday, Oct. 6

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

The Annual Family Fall Festival will have rides, games, bounces, face-painting and a cakewalk contest for the kids. For adults, there’s a wine walk, beer garden and live music, plus plenty of food. Admission and parking are free.

The Daily Domestic Vintage Pop-Up Shop
825 S. Barton St.
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vintage pop-up shop featuring refurbished and hand-painted antique and vintage furniture, upcycled items and vintage-inspired housewares. 10% of sales will benefit Space of Her Own (SOHO).

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: Sept. 24-30

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Thursday, Sept. 27

Spirit of Community Luncheon*
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Avenue)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Each year, the Arlington Community Foundation recognizes an individual and/or organization who epitomizes the true spirit of our Arlington community. This year Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez is being honored with the 2018 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award while Arlington Free Clinic is being presented with the 2018 Community Impact Award.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Piketoberfest! Columbia Pike’s Oktoberfest at BrickHaus*
BrickHaus (2900 Columbia Pike)
Time: 

Beer, brats, pretzels — what else does one need to celebrate Oktoberfest? Introducing Piketoberfest, Columbia Pike’s Oktoberfest celebration. Food and drink specials will be offered all day long.

Oktoberfest and Fun Run at Cathedral of St. Thomas More*
Cathedral of St. Thomas More (3901 Cathedral Lane)
Time: 4:30-9 p.m.

The course will be four quarter mile laps around the perimeter of the STM property and can be a family relay or individual participant. The $20 entry fee per family ($10 indiv) benefits the St. Lucy Project of the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington. VCO Orthodontics is sponsoring t-shirts for all participants and a water station.

Free Community Paper Shredding Event
Arlington Church of the Brethren (300 N. Montague Street)
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

A church in Arlington’s Boulevard Manor neighborhood is holding a free community drive-in paper shredding event. This event was rescheduled from an earlier date. The church is requesting non-perishable food or monetary donations to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

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

The family-friendly event will include picnic fare, moon bounces, face painting, crafts, bingo, music and more. Tickets (adult $20; child $10; or family $50) are available online at www.arlingtonthrive.org/donate. The ticket price includes admission, food, beverages, activities and a chance to win prizes.

Crystal City Oktoberfest
The Lot (220 20th Street S.)
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Billed as Northern Virginia’s largest Oktoberfest, the inaugural Crystal City Oktoberfest is set to offer 50+ breweries with 100+ craft beers to sample. There will also be a selection of eats from the area’s top food trucks.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Valley Fest 2018
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland Street)
Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Valley Fest is a collaboration and celebration of the Four Mile Run Valley arts groups and local businesses. Local artists will showcase their work and food trucks will offer plenty to eat, while a kid’s zone will keep the rest of the family busy. The festival is free to attend. Beer packages will be offered for sale.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: September 17-23

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Monday, Sept. 17

Young Republicans Host Shoshana Weismann
Summers Restaurant & Sports Bar (1520 N. Courthouse Road)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

The Arlington-Falls Church Young Republicans host Weismann, a digital media specialist with the R Street Institute and conservative social media personality, at their September meeting.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Sunrise Yoga
The Observation Deck (1201 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6-7 a.m.

Enjoy a Sunrise Yoga class on The Observation Deck Terrace. Take in the beautiful sunrise and stay for health and wellness tastings and samplings after class.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Puerto Rico and the U.S.: How did we get here and where are we going?
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

On the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall, join Arlington Public Library for a panel discussion on the past, present, and future relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States. The panel will be moderated by librarian (and University of Puerto Rico graduate) Michelle Fernandez.

Friday, Sept. 21

Free Screening: A Place at the Table
AFAC (2708 S. Nelson Street)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

AFAC will be showing a free screening of the documentary A Place at the Table at AFAC’s headquarters. A short discussion will follow the film.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Animal Welfare Volunteering
Animal Welfare League of Arlington (2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive)
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Opportunities to help companion animals include walking dogs, cleaning crates and shelters, and performing kennel chores and administrative duties- something for all ages and abilities. Sign up is available online.

Clarendon Day
3100 Clarendon Blvd
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

One of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festivals, featuring performance stages with live music and entertainment, a Kids Zone play area, arts and crafts vendors, business and nonprofit exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, and plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Wine 101 at Twisted Vines: How to taste and talk about wine*
Twisted Vines Bistro & Bottleshop (2803 Columbia Pike)
Time: 5-9 p.m.

The bistro is offering private class on how to taste and talk about wine. Included are five wines to taste paired with a cheese plate. Only ten tickets available for each seating, at $30 per person plus tax. Seatings are 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: September 10-16

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Tuesday, Sept. 11

Arlington 9/11 Remembrance and Wreath-Laying
Bozman Government Center Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd.)
9:30 a.m.

Arlington County government invites residents and community members to join neighbors, county officials and first responders to commemorate the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and express gratitude to all those who responded that day. U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-Va.) and other elected officials plan to attend.

Friday, Sept. 14

Opening Reception for “Ingredients”
Barry Gallery, Reinsch Library (2807 N. Glebe Road)
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Marymount University invites the public to a free opening reception for the exhibit “Ingredients” featuring five paintings by David Carlson along with 10 photographs by Slobodan Mitrovic that explore details of Carlson’s work.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Nauck Civic and Community Pride Day 2018
Drew Elementary School & Community Center (3500 23rd S. Street)
12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Join hundreds of citizens, residents, friends and family, businesses and community partners that will come together for the Nauck Civic Association’s annual community day. Activities include health screenings; various information and community exhibits; concession stand; children’s pavilion; video game truck, moonbounces, community basketball game; live Gospel, R&B and Go Go music as well as dance and much more.

EcoAction Arlington Fall Cleanup at Barcroft Park
Barcroft Park (4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Volunteers will remove trash and debris from the waterways, capture important data about the trash and litter collected, and provide it for analysis. Greenpeace will also assist with auditing the plastic collected during the cleanup.

Sunday, Sept. 16

St. Andrew’s Picnic/Meet New Rector*
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane)
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

The picnic will follow a 10 a.m. service to mark the official arrival of the church’s new rector, the Rev. Dorota Pruski. The afternoon will include fabulous food, family fun and festive fellowship, including a moon bounce. There’s no need for reservations or contributions.

St. Agnes’ Annual Picnic*
Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road)
1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The picnic is a community event to which everyone is invited for burgers, hot dogs, sausages, plenty of sides, ice cream and beer. There will be water games, bocce ball, volley ball and bounce houses for the kids. Call the Parish Office with any questions at 703-525-1166.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Arlington Agenda: September 4-9

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Wednesday, Sept. 5

Coastal Tales: Scratching the Surface
Lee Arts Center (5722 Lee Highway)
Time:  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Westen Muntain and Shirley Gromen use printmaking and ceramic techniques to reveal stories of life in or around the ocean.

 

Thursday, Sept. 6

Social Walk + Happy Hour on Columbia Pike
Across from Bob & Edith’s Diner (962 S Wayne St)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Explore Arlington neighborhoods and what makes them unique. This month, WalkArlington is checking out Columbia Pike. The event is free for people of all ages and abilities and registration for the event is required.

Saturday, Sept. 8

David Krugler – Rip Angels From Heaven
One More Page Books (2200 N Westmoreland St)
Time: 2-3 p.m.

We welcome back historian, novelist and teacher Dr. David Krugler to share from RIP ANGELS FROM HEAVEN, the second book in his series of World War II spy thrillers featuring Lieutenant Ellis Voigt of the Office of Naval Intelligence.

Celebrating America’s Army: An Evening with Heroes and Voices
Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Jackson Ave. and Sheridan Ave.)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrating America’s Army: An Evening with Heroes and Voices is a FREE concert that communicates the Army’s proud heritage, sacrifice, and traditions to the American public.

Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2018
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy)
Time: 1-7 p.m.

Join over 5,000 music fans for a day of dynamic performances in Arlington’s largest urban park – Gateway Park. Come hear live music performed by Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Orquesta Akokán, True Loves and Aztec Sun.

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