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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday, 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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(Updated 10 a.m.)Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday, 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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Monday, September 16

Toastmasters Presents: Telling Your Story in An Elevator Speech 
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m

Learn how to pitch yourself to potential employers with confidence at free this communication workshop.

Tuesday, September 17

Make It Tuesday: Macrame Feathers
The Connection: Crystal City Pop-Up Library (2100 Crystal Drive)
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Spend the afternoon learning how to macrame feathers at this free event, where supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wednesday, September 18

EcoAction Movie Screening – The Economics of Happiness
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hear how communities across the world come together and invest in local economics at this movie screening. Tickets are $10.

Death Cafe: Exploring the Subject of Death
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Chat about death and other end of life issues over cups of tea at this informal group session, where Jamie Arthurs from Dignity Memorial and Jane Morrison from Capital Caring will be facilitating conversation.

Thursday, September 19

ORTHO OIC Opens First Independent Orthopedic Urgent Care in Arlington*
ORTHO OIC Orthopedic Immediate Care (1701 Clarendon Blvd)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The grand opening of ORTHO OIC will honor NFL Hall of Fame and former Redskins player Bruce Smith, along with a ribbon cutting with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Business After Business
MedStar Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

At the end of the business day, network over food, beer, wine and soft drinks at this event. Free, with registration required.

Yearning to Breathe Free: The Roots of Central American Migration
Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 7-9 p.m.

This panel discussion explores how immigration from Central America resulted from political instability, economic crisis, climate change, and more.

Saturday, September 21

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

Join EcoArlington for their annual fall cleanup at Barcroft Park, part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

Amy Stewart with Kopp Sisters On The March
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street)
Time: 3-4 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart will read from her latest fiction novel, “Kopp Sisters on the March,” about American women in WWI.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – The Arlington Players
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8-11 p.m.

Enjoy this family-friendly performance of the Disney classic, “Beauty and the Beast.” Tickets range from $15 for children/students, $22 for seniors, and $25 for adults.

Sunday, September 22

Drawing Workshop with the Armed Services Arts Partnership and Arlington Arts Center
Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Spend the afternoon at this drawing workshop in the Arlington Arts Center. All levels of artistry are welcome.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event.

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Monday, September 9

1st Time Home Buyer Seminar*
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd) 
Time: 6-7:30 p.m. 

Learn how to avoid common mistakes when buying your first home at this seminar, plus earn a $1,500 credit towards a new home or early lease termination. Event is free.

Thursday, September 12

Grand Opening – Potomac Kempo Martial Arts Studio
Potomac Kempo (3650 S. Glebe Road)
Time: 6-8 p.m. 

Meet martial arts instructors and enjoy refreshments at the free grand opening of Potomac Kempo’s fifth location.

William Rosenau – Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol  
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street) 
Time: 7-8 p.m. 

Join author William Rosenau as he shares insights from his upcoming book, “Tonight We Bombed The U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group.” The event is free.

Friday, September 13

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

The monthly beer-garden pop-up will feature a rotating selection of food and drink, with live music from local bands and musicians.

Saturday, September 14

 Music at Resurrection*
Resurrection Lutheran Church (6201 Washington Blvd) 
Time: 3-4 p.m. 

A free recital by Patrick Merrill Harpsichord, featuring works by Couperin, Bach, and Handel. Reception to follow. Photo via Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church Facebook.

Sunday, September 15

AutumnFest
Glencarlyn Library Garden (300 S. Kensington Street) 
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The free fall celebration at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden includes face painting and refreshments, along with local vendors.

League of Women Voters Meet & Greet
Arlington Central Library – Bluemont Room (1015 N. Quincy Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Learn about the League of Women Voters of Arlington and their volunteer opportunities. Free.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Monday, Aug. 26

Bonefish Grill Fifth Anniversary
Bonefish Grill (1101 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

The Bonefish Grill celebrates a five year anniversary in Arlington with an event featuring all-day happy hour, food, giveaways and live music.

Family Sing-Along
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Folk musicians Carl Gold and Ed Girovasi will perform live and the library invites families and people of all ages to come by for a singalong. This event is free.

Saturday, Aug. 31

ACBA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament + Back-2-School Giveaway
Thomas Jefferson Park (3501 2nd Street S.)
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Attendees at this charity basketball tournament can enjoy live musical performances from DMV recording artists and prizes.

Netherlands Carillon Live Concert
Netherlands Carillon (N. Marshall Drive)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Jesse Ratcliffe will perform live on the carillon as part of the 2019 summer concert series, which concludes on Monday, Sept. 2. This event is free and attendees can bring chairs and blankets.

Sunday, Sept. 1

Rock The Loop Season Ending Celebration
Market Common Clarendon (2800 Clarendon Boulevard)
Time: 5-9 p.m.    

This end of summer concert will benefit the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Heritage Brewing Co. and TTT Mexican Diner will be selling food, beer and wine.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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(Updated at 11:40 a.m.) Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form.

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday, Aug. 19

1st Time Home Buyer Seminar *
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 202)
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

This event will teach new potential homeowners to save thousands of dollars and avoid mistakes. Attendees will receive special perks like a credit towards a new home. This event is free.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Make It Tuesday: Leaf Print Tote Bag
The Connection: Crystal City Pop-Up Library (2100 Crystal Drive)

Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The library invites patrons to come craft and relax while making a tote bag. This event is free for library patrons.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Our Shared Street Pop-Up on Columbia Pike
Outdoor Intersection (4601 S. Four Mile Run Drive)
Time: 5-7 p.m. 

This annual event invites the community to learn about different methods of transportation in the area. It is free and there will be games, food, giveaways.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Steve Dangle: Russian Machine Never Breaks
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 2-4 p.m. 

Local hockey blog Russian Machine Never Breaks is bringing Canadian hockey blogger Steve (Dangle) Glynn to the area. He will be at the bookstore signing copies of his new book and talking about how he fell in love with hockey.

Wags n’ Whiskers
Village at Shirlington (4280 Campbell Avenue)
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This dog-friendly festival will feature adoptable pets, live music and family activities. Dog experts will be on-site.


Arlington “Bat Fest”
Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 Military Road)
Time: 6:30- 9 p.m. 

This event will feature live bats and help educate the community on the local creatures. Registration is required and costs $5.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Tuesday, Aug. 13

Genealogy for Beginners
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Ave)
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Jessica Kaplan of the Arlington Historical Society will teach attendees how to create an accurate family tree using various techniques. This event is free

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Arlington County Fair
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street S.)
Time: 5-10 p.m. and other times during the week

This year’s events will feature LOVE art, a butterfly experience, rides, live music and goat yoga along with the classic favorites. There is a shuttle bus available since there is no public parking.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Business After Business
Arlington Community Federal Credit Union (5666 Columbia Pike)
 Time: 5-7 p.m.

This allows attendees to network while enjoying beer, wine and other beverages. Registration is required. There will be door prizes and cash jackpots for members.

Friday, Aug. 16

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

Fridays at the Fountain is Crystal City’s seasonal pop-up beer garden, featuring food from The Stand’s rotating lineup of vendors, beverage selections and live music.

National Bookstore Romance Day! Author signings, wine tasting, board games, & more!
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)

Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Join One More Page Books for a day of celebration. They will kick off the day with mimosas, then have a treasure hunt and other activities.

*Denotes featured (sponsored) event

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Monday, Aug. 5

1st Time Home Buyer Seminar *
Keri Shull Team (1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101)

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

This event will teach first time home buyers how to avoid mistakes while also educating them on tools and resources. Registration can be found online for this free event.

Disney’s Frozen Jr. Auditions
Thomas Jefferson Middle School (125 S. Old Glebe Road) 

Time: 5 p.m. and August 6 at 7 p.m. 

Encore Stage & Studio invites kids ages nine to 18 to audition for the upcoming production. Backstage helpers are also needed, including kids ages 12 to 18. No experience is needed.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Yarn Swap
Connection: Crystal City Library (2100 Crystal Drive) 

Time: 6-7 p.m. 

Anyone with unwanted yarn may bring it to this event and swap with someone else, or simply donate it to library programming. This event is free.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Cocktails By Robert Taylor Featuring Tito’s Vodka
Fyve Restaurant Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton (1250 S. Hayes Street)
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Head mixologist Robert Taylor will teach attendees how to create special cocktails. Guest will receive a Tito’s branded takeaway gift and food will be provided. Tickets are $35.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — A Crash Of Fate by Zoraida Córdova
One More Page Books (2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101)
Time: 3-4 p.m. 

Young adult author  Zoraida Córdova will discuss her upcoming Star Wars book “Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate.” The epic adventure takes place over the course of a single day on Batuu.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Aikido in the park
Glencarlyn Park (301 S. Harrison Street)
Time: 10- 11:30 a.m. 

This monthly aiki-weapons class will be followed by a cookout. Attendees can wear street clothes and extra gear will be provided.

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

Also, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Monday, July 29

Bad Art Night III
Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive)

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

The library invites people 18 and over to gather for an evening of art creation. As part of the 2019 Summer Reading program, attendees of all talent levels can create their own masterpiece.

CIA and the Presidents: The Agency’s Changing Relationship with the White House
Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue)

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

CIA Chief Historian, David Robarge will discuss the changing relationship between the President and the CIA.

Trends in Baseball: 1995-2019
Aurora Hills Branch Library (735 18th Street S.)
Time: 7-8 p.m.

David Raglin from the Society for American Baseball Research will discuss some of the changes to baseball in recent years: like more strikeouts, more home runs, and longer games.

Thursday, August 1

Dark Star Park Alignment
Dark Star Park (1655 Fort Myer Drive)
Time: 9:30-9:35 a.m.

Each year on August 1 at exactly 9:32 a.m. the shadows cast by the poles and sculpture spheres align with patterns on the ground to mark the day in 1860 when William Henry Ross acquired Rosslyn

The Street as University: Experience Street Wisdom in Arlington
Metropolitan Park (550 14th Road S.)

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

This three-hour guided tour will teach participants new strategies for finding inspiration. Spots are limited and those interested must register at [email protected]

Friday, August 2

First Friday in the Art Underground
Crystal City Shops at 2100 (1600 Crystal City Drive)

Time: 5-7 p.m.

This monthly event invites the public to check out a new art exhibit displaying various formats including paintings to sculptures. The exhibits are free and open to everyone.

Saturday, August 3

Netherlands Carillon Performance
Netherlands Carillon (1400 N. Meade Street)
Time: 6-8 p.m.

This free concert series features Dutch artist, Gijsbert Kok playing the carillon, which was a gift from the Netherlands after WWII. It is made up of over 50 bells.

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