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May 2, 9:00 pm - Libraries

High School students studying for AP, IB, and other exams are invited to a special exclusive cram session at Central Library. The building will be cleared of other patrons beforehand and the study hours will be well-supervised.

Call 703-228-7682 for more information.


Sun, May 2, 9pm – Mon, May 3, 12am

Central Library
1015 N Quincy Street Arlington VA 22201


Saturday, May 1 6:30-10:30pm - Parks / Recreation

You may have as many as 9 players, only 6 may play at a time. Round robin style tourney.
If you do not have a team you will be placed on one.
Pre-registration encouraged.  To register, please email Mr. Knox at or call (703) 228-7782.
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
$2 to enter (players & spectators)

Saturday- May 15, 7-10 pm - Parks / Recreation

Video Game Blow Out

TJ Community Center- May 15, 2010- 7-10pm

$2 for unlimited play- or free to enter.  Xbox, Wii, IToy, Big Screens, Music, Cafe Open & More!

Thu, April 20 - County Events

The Arlington Teen Summer Expo is an annual event that links Arlington teens with summer jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. 

The Expo, sponsored by the Arlington Employment Center, is free of charge... to hundreds of qualified teens and those advertising summer positions. 

The Expo is free for all participants and free exhibit space is available although you need not attend to post a position.

Wakefield High School
1325 Dinwiddie St.
Arlington, VA 22206 REGISTER NOW!


Sat, April 1 - County Events

Arts and Crafts Show:

HANDMADE ARLINGTON is Saturday, April 1st. We are looking forward to another great show! Artisans, please send in your applications. Applications are available at

We need volunteers to help on Friday afternoon, April 1 and early Saturday April 2 and then throughout the day. Volunteers on Friday afternoon and early Saturday will help artists unload their vehicles and get their wares into the school. Volunteers are then needed during the show for a variety of tasks and after the show to help with the tear down. Volunteers work in two hour shifts and are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts.  Volunteering for this show is a good way for students to accumulate needed volunteer hours.   

Please be sure to check in with the volunteer coordinator at the start and end of your shift.  The volunteer coordinator can provide proof of volunteer hours.

Location: Swanson Middle School



Saturday, May 22, 2010- 7-11pm - Parks / Recreation

Sports Night

Thomas Jefferson Community Center- Saturday, May 22, 2010- 7-11pm

Frisbee Golf, 3-on3 basketball, Mini-Soccer, Watch Live Games, DJ

DEADLINE May 14th - Arts / Entertainment

 First Tee Golf Program

For High School Students in Arlington

Learn the game of golf from a pro at world class facility
Wednesdays, afterschool May 19th-July 21st 3:30pm-5pm
@ The Washington Golf & Country Club (off N. Glebe Rd)
TO REGISTER: Contact Ms. Mary McMullen @ 703.228.4711 or email


Sun, September 28 - Other

High School/Middle School Dyslexic Support Group Laser Tag and Pizza in the Park Inaugural Event

MTD is organizing their first face-to-face meeting.  The group is not restricted to Arlington students, so anyone can participate. If you cannot attend the Laser Tag get-together, you can sign up for the Newsletter (see the MTD website for details). The plan is to also have a 'virtual' group (potential Blog or sharing information….). 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Glebe Road Park, 4211 N. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA  22207. RSVP to:  Cost information is available on their website at

Thu, August 4 - Arts / Entertainment

TAS community workshop to help you participate in Tell Arlington’s Story! Learn basic tips for telling and sharing stories. Thu., August 4, 7-10 PM at Arlington Independent Media. Produced by Jackie Stephens and Gunston Middle School’s Network 21 TV. RSVP required at or 703-524-2388.

8/20/11 1 pm - Arts / Entertainment

Tell Arlington's Story/Smithsonian Latino Family Afternoon, Sat. August 20th 1-5 PM @ Walter Reed Community Center. Music, dance, food, hands-on activities related to telling our own life stories, and more! Find us on Facebook. Multilingual speakers needed!

2nd & 4th Wednesdays 3-5 pm - Other

Teen Health Services @ Sequoia!  Contact  (703) 228-1214

Teen Health Services
The clinic is open from 3-5 pm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month.

Upcoming Dates
May 14
May 28
June 11
June 25
**Additional hours available for Pregnancy Testing & Plan B (call for details).**
Services are Confidential 

Who can come to Teen Health Services?
All teens, 19 years old and under, guys & girls!
All sexual orientations welcome.
Arlington residence not required!
Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome!
Please contact for an appointment:
Your school nurse!  (Go see your Nurse, it’s Confidential!)

Teen Health Nurse: 703-228-1214 (Leave a clear message if you get voicemail).

Main Desk: 703-228-1200

Our location: Human Services Center

2100 Washington Blvd., 2nd Floor Arlington, VA 22204

+ Free garage parking available!

Click here for a Map.

+ Click here for Directions & Bus Information

+ Click here for the Arlington DHS Teen Health site

How much does it cost?

+ Most of what’s offered at Teen Health Services is free!!!

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes! Have a picture ID with you to be seen. A driver’s license or school ID works.

What’s offered?

+ Pregnancy prevention education
+ Pregnancy Testing
+ Free condoms
+ Birth control methods
+ Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
+ Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing
+ HIV Testing
+ Some vaccines
+ Referral to other services if needed.

++ Sorry! Sports physicals are not offered! Try CVS


Also visit the Nurse of the Day Clinic:

     Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am-12pm
     Tuesday, Thursday: 12pm-4pm
+ Walk-in, nurse triage clinic where anyone can come in for health questions & referrals
+ Also available: Pregnancy testing & Plan B



9/3/11 8 pm - Arts / Entertainment

Saturday, September 3: Teen Talent and Movie Night: INCEPTION (2010 Oscar nominee)
Opening the evening will be a showcase of teen talent competition winners, followed by the feature movie. Check out Lubber Run Amphitheater Programs 

9/30 6:30pm - Parks / Recreation

lubber run 300 n. park dr. Friday sept 30 open house

Thu, October 13 - Arts / Entertainment

Learn basic tips for recording and sharing stories! Thur. October 13th, 7-10 PM @ Arlington Independent Media. Produced by AIM and Gunston’s Network 21 TV. RSVPrequired. Call 703-524-2388

Thu, September 18 - Arts / Entertainment

 SEPT 18: In partnership with Arlington Public Art, we're hosting a special joint panel discussion planned for September 18, 6 - 8 pm In recognition of our 30th and 40th anniversaries, respectively, Arlington Public Art and Arlington Arts Center will host past AAC curators who have shaped Arlington's contemporary art scene in a conversation to examine the ways art can, and does, address important social issues. 

Wed, October 5 - Arts / Entertainment
Swapping Stories Workshop, Wed. October 5th, 6:30-8:30 PM @ Lubber Run Community Center. 703-228-4712

9/22-25 - Arts / Entertainment

(e)merge art fair

September 22 – 25, 2011
Washington, DC— The inaugural (e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel will be held September 22 – 25, 2011. The fair opens with a preview night on Thursday, September 22 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
The (e)merge art fair celebrates galleries, artists, artists' work and the creative process. The Fair garners support from all corners of the artworld and aims to create an energetic environment of collaboration and discovery. The Fair will feature dozens of international galleries and nonprofits in the Hotel rooms on designated exhibition floors. Throughout the Hotel's public areas and grounds, (e)merge will provide exhibition space, free of charge, for vetted works in various media by artists who are currently not represented.
September 22 – 25, 2011
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington DC, 20024
Dates & Times:
Thursday, September 22: 5pm – 7pm, invitation only
Thursday, September 22: 7pm – 11pm, opening preview + concert by the pool with LouLou and the Dispappointer Sisters (featuring members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, French Toast and The Deadmen)
Friday, September 23: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday, September 24: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday, September 25: 12pm – 5pm
Tickets are $15 for a day pass, $25 for for opening concert. For tickets and more info visit: on Twitter

Wed, October 5 - Arts / Entertainment

The event, part of International Walk to School Month, “encourages students to walk and bike to school while teaching the health and environmental benefits of walking and biking,” according to the school system. Parents are also encouraged to participate.

In addition to encouraging walking and biking as part of a healthy lifestyle, Walk and Bike to School Day “raises community awareness about the importance of pedestrian safety education, safe routes to schools, well-maintained walkways, and traffic calming in neighborhoods and around schools.”

This year, McKinley Elementary School will serve as the public face of Walk and Bike to School Day. In recognition of the many students who walk to school at McKinley, Arlington Public Schools will be setting up refreshment stands and holding a before-school rally for McKinley students and parents.

The refreshment stands will be set up, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the intersection of N. 11th Street and N. Potomac Street, at 1030 N. McKinley Road and at 14th Street N. and N. Ohio Street (where buses will drop students off, to allow them to walk a couple of blocks to school).

The rally will take place at the school field at 8:45 a.m., and will feature McKinley administrators, PTA representatives, Arlington School Board Members, Arlington Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy, Arlington County Board members, school transportation staff, crossing guards, police officers and Walk Arlington staff. Classes will start at 9:00 a.m., according to the school system.

“This is the 13th consecutive year that APS has participated in ‘International Walk or Bike to School Month,’ and since 1999, APS and Arlington County have worked together to create walk-friendly neighborhoods,” Arlington Public Schools said in a media advisory. “As part of this effort, materials have been produced for families with children attending Arlington Public Schools’ elementary and middle schools. These include maps and Web resources for county residents who want to walk or bicycle throughout the community.”

Fri, February 3 - Other

American Red Cross Babysitting Class -
USE CODE 72010

Register now for upcoming classes! This class will:
• Provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills.
• Learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave.
• Learn about basic child care and basic first aid.
• The recommended age for this course is 11-17 years old. 
• Class times include a lunch break. Please bring lunch with you.

$85 class only/ $140 w/ first aid/CPR certification

Red Cross Babysitting Training & Pediatric First Aid/CPR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
F, Sa
Arlington Mill
Location Details


10/29 1-3pm - Libraries

Teen Volunteer Fair at Central Library on Saturday, October 29 from 1-3 in the auditorium.

Representatives from various organizations that use teen volunteers will have tables with displays about their organization and information about opportunities for teens to volunteer with them. Students in 6th-12th grades are invited to attend. Some of the participants include the Red Cross, Greenbrier Learning Center and Phoenix Bikes.

All are welcome to participate!

Sat, September 20 - Other

Saturday, September 20. 

We are partnering again with KAPLAN to offer an abbreviated ACT/SAT test and strategy session.  If you were unable to attend the last event you missed a treat. Time: 9am-2pm..Registration begins at 8:15.  Mount Zion Baptist Church 3500 South 19th Street Arlington, VA.  For more details on the parent session, strategy session, and to register email

2/10/2012 Submission Deadline - Arts / Entertainment

Pendragwn Youth Filmfest

Here are some of the main reasons why you should consider making and entering a film:
Tell a story you’ve always wanted to tell

Do you know someone with an interesting story? Do you, yourself, have an
interesting story? Why don’t you tell the world about this story through\
film? Whether it’s a funny memory or an idea, put it in a film and bring your
story to life.

Find a story that needs to be told
Everyone has a story to tell; filmmaking is only an excuse to find those
stories and tell them to the world in order to entertain, educate, and inspire

Invest yourself
Filmmaking is something that everyone admires because it takes a lot of
time and effort to create a good film. Impress your friends, family, and
neighbors with your art.

Lose yourself in your art while making a difference in your community
Filmmaking is an art that requires the filmmaker to express themselves in
their own, individual way in order to bring their story to life. Each filmmaker
has a different style, perspective, and motivation for telling a story. Not only
can you express yourself through film, but you can point your camera at
problems your community is facing, educate people about issues and inspire

Have fun!
Filmmaking is (and always should be) fun! It’s your chance to show us what
you’re thinking! Use filmmaking as an excuse for you and your friends to get
together and have a great time!

Many of these FAQs are answered in the Rules and Regulations. Please read the Rules & Regulations carefully.

1. Who is eligible?
Any 11-18 year old student.

2. Why should I enter?
Not only can you express yourself through film, but you can point your camera at problems your community is facing.

3. How much does it cost?
There is no cost to enter the Pendragwn Youth Film Festival.

4. What types of films can I submit?
You may submit any of the following types of films:

Documentary A film that documents some aspect of reality.

Narrative A film that tells a fictional story. It can be live action (real people) or animated.

Music Video A film that accompanies a piece of music or song.

Super-short Tell the world what it needs to know in 30 seconds.

Create a public service announcement that uses your creativity to communicate a message and create a call to action.

Films must be at least 3 minutes and cannot exceed 5 minutes in length.

Super-short films must be 30 seconds: no more, no less.

There is no limit on the number of films you may submit, however, you must
include an entry form and DVD (see question 7) for each film you submit.

Films must be between 3 minutes and 5 minutes in length.

You must make sure you obtain copyright permission to include anything in your film. If you do not have permission for the materials you use in your film, your film will not be eligible for awards!

5. What does “original work” and copyright mean?

“Original work” means anything you create using the resources available
to you. If you choose to use dialogue, music, or visuals from a copyrighted
source, you must make sure you obtain copyright permission to include it
in your film.

Copyright is a form of protection given to the authors of a particular work.
The work can be cinematic, musical, dramatic, or literary. If you use anything
that is not your original work, please make sure you obtain the necessary permissions to use the source!

For more information on copyright, please visit:

Obtaining Copyright Permission
There is a specific way in which you must obtain permission for copyrighted
material. For more information and examples on how you can obtain
permission, please visit: or
Please keep in mind that obtaining permission for copyrighted material is
not a fast and easy process--it takes time and is not always cheap! If you are
planning on obtaining permission, do so as soon as possible! If you do not
have permission for the materials you use in your film, your film will not be eligible for awards!

When in doubt, use your own material! Remember: we want to see your work, not someone else’s.

There are always exceptions. Some of the information and sources you borrow may be usable under the fair use doctrine. The fair use doctrine
states that, in some cases, you have the right to quote copyrighted material
without asking permission or paying for it.

To find out more about fair use and if your film qualifies for fair use, please visit: or
License Free Materials
There are license free (not copyrighted) materials on websites available for
download that are just a click away. You can search on Google, Bing, etc. to
find stock footage or music that you do not have to purchase or obtain
permission in order to use. Simply type in keywords such as “license free music”
to find such pages. You can also check out recording artist Moby’s free music
for independent and non-profit filmmakers at

6. What happens if I cannot obtain permission to use copyrighted material?
If you cannot obtain permission to use a specific source, you legally are not allowed to use it. Copyright law is complicated; the best practice is to always create your own material and only use copyrighted material as a last resort.

7. How do I submit a film? There are two ways to submit your film

Mail it to us
If you choose to submit by regular mail, please place your film and application
in a padded envelope and mail it to:

Pendragwn Youth Film Festival
c/o Pendragwn Productions
736 7th Street, SE
Washington DC 20003

Submit it Online
If you choose to submit your film Online, please follow the directions we
provide for you on our website:

What to Submit?
You must submit all of the following:
An entry form for each film
Either a DVD, mini-DV, or link (i.e. youtube, vimeo, mobileme) to your film

If you submit a DVD, please make sure your DVD will play in a DVD player!
If your film is selected as a finalist, we will require you to submit your film
on a DVD at that time.

All entries must be labeled with the production name (title of the film) and
the producer’s name and contact information.
The Pendragwn Youth Film Festival will retain all mailed materials so do not
send original tapes, DVDs, etc.

All submissions must be postmarked by February 10th, 2012.

Do not send original tapes, DVDs, etc.

8. How do I make a film?
There are many ways to make a film, but there are specific materials that
you will need to make a well-produced film. Specifically, a camera, editing
software, lights, microphones, and a tripod are the basics for creating an
award-worthy film. You do not need a high-end, professional quality
camera to tell a great story. Whether you use a Sony PD170 or a little
flip-cam, you will need to make sure that your lighting and sound is solid
and your story is engaging.

For every shot, there must be a motivation. Think about why you would use
a tripod to steady a shot versus a handheld method (unsteady and anxious)
to create a feeling of intensity.

Lighting is a very important part of filmmaking. There are many different
ways to light a film and your lighting choice will help to set the mood of
your film. More light suggests a positive mood while darker contrasts
(such as lighting in a Horror film or a Film Noir) create a dramatic, even
suspenseful, feeling to the shot. Choose your lighting wisely and do not
have too much or too little of it. When your characters’ faces are washed
out from light, it becomes a distraction and demonstrates poor production
values. The same is true about not having enough light.

Sound design is crucial to the filmmaking process. If you can’t hear
the dialogue, you’re missing part of the story. It is always better to use
a microphone to record sound! Make sure background noises (i.e. cars,
talking, etc.) are not too loud and use headphones while recording so that
you can hear the audio levels. A great way to record a documentary sit-down
interview or public service announcement/commercial is to use a clip-on
lavaliere (small microphone that clips on to a shirt) attached at the top of
the individual’s chest or a boom mic placed overhead. You can also use
a directional boom mic to record on-the-fly documentary interviews/action
and narrative dialogue. In the end, there are many ways to record sound,
just make sure that your sound is clean and clear.

If you plan on creating a narrative film, a script will be critical to your movie.
Choose a story that has excellent character development and interesting
content. To aid with the script-writing process, there is a free program called
Celtx that can be found at

After all is said and done, the real story-telling is in the editing. There are
many different editing programs on the market. Some of the most popular
programs are Final Cut Pro, Avid, and iMovie. When editing, think about:

Why should I make a cut here and not there? Will this transition take away
from the overall feel of the film? How can I arrange the shots to tell my story
in the most effective way?

For every shot, there must be a motivation.

It is always better to use a microphone to record sound!

9. What is the judging criteria?
The judges will be grading based off of the rubric provided to you. The best
films will score the highest points in each category of the rubric. It is strongly
suggested that you read over the rubric before sitting down to create a film.

The judges will grade each film and provide each applicant with a graded
rubric that includes comments about how to make the film better.
We want this to be a learning experience that enhances and develops your skills as a filmmaker.

It is strongly suggested that you read over the rubric before
sitting down to create a film.

10. Can there be violence, nudity or swearing in my film?

Use your best judgement, but it should not define the film. In other words,
your film should not be solely comprised of curse words and nudity. As a
general rule, think about if you would want your parents, grandparents, or
even your principal to watch this film. Decide accordingly.

11. When will finalists be notified?
Finalists in all categories will be notified by March 9, 2012. Winners will be
announced at the festival ceremony on March 24, 2012.

12. Where will the film festival be held?
The festival will be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.

13. Why should I attend the festival?
If going to a place to see a bunch of great films is not enough of an incentive,
how about any of these reasons:

Meet your peers and discuss your film with other talented young filmmakers

There will be a High School/College Fair in the lobby.


Part of the Learning experience

All filmmakers learn from screening their film in front of a large audience.

There is nothing like seeing your film on the big screen with an audience
to react to it. You will learn that the audience will laugh and cry at parts
you never expected.

The real question is, why not?

14. If my film wins, how do I claim my prize?
The Pendragwn Film Foundation will distribute all prizes to festival winners. Any attempt to contact prize sponsor will result in disqualification.

15. I have other questions... If you still have further questions, feel free to call or email us at 202.546.0065 or

10/29 6:30-8:30 pm - Arts / Entertainment

 We are currently looking for volunteers to help with a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Volunteers must be at least 16 for this event.

The Halloween Party is a fun, family event, open to the public from 6:30-8:30 pm.  We ask that volunteers arrive around 5:45 to help set up the decorations and activities.  Volunteers will be finished at 9:00 pm once we have cleaned up from the event.
Each volunteer will be assigned a station to work with.  Information about the specific activity will be given to volunteers on the night of the event.  There will be a staff person leading each section.  Stations include:

·         Preschool alcove - activities and games for ages 3-5
·         Elementary area - activities and games for ages 5-11
·         Arts and Crafts area - a staff led activity for all ages
·         Greeters/Evaluations 
Contact: Rhonda Nibert
Volunteer Program Assistant
Arlington County
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
703-228-4877 (fax)

Sat, April 6 - Arts / Entertainment
Finalists in all categories were notified March 9, 2013.
Winners will be announced at the festival ceremony on Apr 6, 2013!!

The festival will be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.

If going to a place to see a bunch of great films is not enough of an incentive,
how about any of these reasons?

Meet your peers and discuss your film with other talented young filmmakers

There will be a High School/College Fair in the lobby.


Learn something new

All filmmakers learn from screening their film in front of a large audience. There is nothing like seeing your film on the big screen with an audience to react to it. You will learn that the audience will laugh and cry at parts you never expected.

The real question is, why not?

The Pendragwn Film Foundation will distribute all prizes to festival winners. Any attempt to contact prize sponsor will result in disqualification.

If you still have further questions, feel free to call or email us at 202.546.0065 or

Sat, December 31 - Arts / Entertainment


Here's what you have to do - create an original a 18 x 24" poster using the 2012 National Democratic Convention official logo and incorporating and interpreting one (or more) of the following themes.

1) Americans coming together
2) Building a better future
3) Opportunity and Empowerment

To register or for more details check out their website at Deadline for submissions is December 31st at 11:59 p.m. (EST). The winning poster will be sold in the online store and the winner will receive a framed print of their poster.

Let's make sure our state shines! I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Chairman Brian Moran



No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter this Contest (the "Contest").  Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 12/31/11. You may enter by submitting a poster according to the Official Rules and instructions found here. One (1) winner will receive a framed edition of their poster; a limited edition of the winning poster will be included in Convention merchandise sold by Committee for Charlotte in our online store and the winner will receive $1 per poster sold.

This contest is open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Contest subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Committee for Charlotte 2012, Inc.; 400 S. Tryon Street, Suite 500, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202

11/12 1-6pm - Arts / Entertainment

2011 Rosebud Film and Video Festival Nominee Showcase will be held on Saturday November 12, 2011 in the Dome Theater at Artisphere - Arlington County's cultural center.  The entire 5 hour slate of nominees will be screened beginning at 1:00 PM. An all day pass for the festival is only $10.00, and includes re-entry privileges, and an invitation to the Rosebud Awards Gala the following evening. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance by calling 703-524-2388.

Rosebud is an annual competition open exclusively to DC, Maryland, and Virginia film and video producers.  The Rosebud Festival seeks to honor the innovative, experimental, unusual, and deeply personal in creative film and video making.

The films in this year's showcase are as diverse and rich as our region itself. The line-up includes documentaries, dramas, comedies, animations and not easily categorized innovative and experimental works.

Show your support for our area's independent film and video community while enjoying truly exceptional films at the Rosebud Festival!

Rosebud Nominee Showcase
Saturday, November 12th - 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Dome Theater at Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd.
(just 2 blocks from Rosslyn Metro)

Rosebud Awards Gala
Sunday, November 13th - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clarendon Ballroom
3185 Wilson Blvd.
(just 1 block from Clarendon Metro)

11/15 7-8:30 - Other

Change the "It's Inevitable" culture around teen drug and alcohol use. You’ll leave this discussion with ideas about how you can make a difference in your family and in your community.

We’ll start the discussion with:
An Arlington family who shares their experience dealing with their teenager’s serious abuse of marijuana and other substances and how that affected the entire family.

A young adult in recovery who will talk about the journey through high school substance abuse and keeping it a secret from parents

Some ideas for how to start the conversations at home

Then, join small group conversations with teens and other adults to share ideas on ways to communicate with your teen on these issues.

WHEN: November 15, 2011
WHERE: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
TIME: 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bring a friend, bring your teen. Let’s talk about it.

12/2/11 9:30 a.m. - County Events

Teen Dating Abuse 101

Trainers from The House of Ruth
Friday, December 2, 2011
9:30am: Coffee and Networking10am – 12 noon: Workshop
Department of Human Services
Sequoia Auditorium, Lower Level
2100 Washington Blvd.  Arlington

RSVP: Space is limited to 80 participants. Please contact Jo Johnson, Project PEACE Coordinator at to reserve a space!

The good news is that for most teens, dating is fun and exciting. The bad news is that for too many teens, their dating relationships are unhealthy or abusive. The most recent data for Arlington County youth shows that:
499 students or 7% of youth in grades 8 to 12 have been physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year. 
1,212 students or 17% of youth in grades 8 to 12 had a romantic partner who always wanted to know where they were and
785 students or 11% had had a partner who was verbally abusive.
If a friend came to you to talk about about his or her relationship, would you:
·         Know the signs of abuse?
·         Be able to determine when a relationship was abusive or just cruddy?
·         Know who to call for help?
·         Know what kind of help is available?
·         Understand how to help her or him develop a safety plan?

 Come and Learn!

2 pm 12/2/2011 - School

Sun, September 7 - Sports


No Greater Investment: Supporting Girls’ Education in the 4th Annual Tri for Malawi

There will be a team racing with us this year from AGE Africa. AGE Africa’s mission is to educate young women in Malawi, a sub-Saharan country that is among the world’s poorest. Find out more about their cause. (It’s not too late to join them!)

Thu, July 24 - Arts / Entertainment

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Make a light-up wrist cuff using LED lights and conductive thread.

All teen Summer Reading events are free and open to young people entering 6th through 12th grades

Tue, July 26 - Parks / Recreation

Cultural festival event scheduled for July 26th from12:00 noon – 7:00pm at Gunston MS. This is the Annual Peruvian Festival, a one-day only event that has been approved by the Special Events Committee. The event organizers are sending e-mail notifications to the Civic Associations in the area this week. Set-up of the site will begin at 7:30am, however no music can be tested until after 10:00am. The event will be staffed by Arlington Police Department, staff from the Department of Parks and Recreation, and County staff from Community Code Enforcement. This is a family-friendly event which includes no alcohol, and no street closures.The event does feature soccer games, music, dancing & entertainment, food and exhibits by traditional folk artisans.


Please feel free to notify your neighbors in advance of the event so that they can plan accordingly on this date. Also please be reminded that I am closely watching all activities at Gunston during the summer festival season. At this time we have approved only one other Festival for August, date to be announced later.


7 pm - School

If you aren't at the TNB meeting (6:30 at Central Libary) hit up Poetry Out Loud at W-L!

3/10 3 pm (every 2nd Sunday) - Other

Second Sunday of every month. A.L.Y. Metro DC PFLAG meeting at the UU Church of Arlington 4444 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA

A safe place for LGBT and Questioning young people and straight allies in grades 7-12. Find them on Facebook.

Sun, January 15 - County Events

On March 8, 1965, Dr. King spoke about Courage and said,

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Come to Arlington's 48th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Tribute on Sunday, January 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Wakefield High School. Join us in honoring Dr. King's legacy with live music, dance, storytelling and more. Past events:

The following day, join individuals across the country as they come together to serve their neighbors and community for the MLK Day of ServiceMake a pledge to get involved and receive information on how to make your volunteer project a success. Learn more about the MLK National Day of Service.

Honor Dr. King at these Community Volunteer Opportunities:

These volunteer opportunities are great ways to give back to the community and continue Dr. King’s legacy of service.

  • Join the Medical Reserve Corps
    Emergencies can happen at any time. Are you prepared? Are you willing to help your community in an emergency? MRC volunteers are given training on a variety of topics, including mass medication dispensing, emergency preparedness, epidemiology, psychological first aid, CPR/First Aid/AED and more. New volunteer orientations are scheduled on weekdays quarterly from 7-9 p.m. Email Mimi Konoza or visit the webpage for more information.
  • Youth Preparedness: Pillowcase Project Assistant
    This is a national youth preparedness program offered in Red Cross regions across the country. The 40-60 minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) in school classrooms and other settings. Numerous tools have been developed for this program including a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities which have been carefully constructed with the help of curriculum and hazard experts. Training sessions are ongoing; contact Myisha Aban at 916-204-3395 or

12-5 pm 2/25 - Arts / Entertainment

Arlington celebrates its African American culture at the 20th annual Feel the Heritage event on Saturday, February 25 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper Street.

The event will feature arts and craft vendors, a full array of great entertainment, and delicious food. Free admission.

Interested vendors or entertainers, email Laura Corridon or call 703-228-3329.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Two weeks advance notice is preferred. Please call 703-228-3330 or TTY 703-228-4743.


9-11 Pm Saturday nights - Parks / Recreation

Teen Skate Nights (middle & high school students)

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM every Saturday night during the skating season.

Re-entry Admission: $2.00 per person (cash only)
Note: $2.00 (cash only) re-entry fee for students attending both family & teen skate
Place: Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street South, Arlington, VA 22204)

The concession stand is open from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM every skate night. For more information, please call 703-228-7783 or email Edson Bravo. Please note that there is no in-and-out policy for skate night. You are NOT allowed to leave and re-enter.

Fri, February 10 - County Events

Catalogs are in the mail and online. Better yet…pick one up at the Summer Activities Fair on Fri., Feb. 10 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. The Fair is filled with great summer options for kids, including representatives from County and privately run camps, so you can learn about the wide variety of summer opportunities available. Teens 13 – 18 can pick up applications to volunteer in Arlington County summer camps.

Tue, December 27 - County Events

Teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities will love this therapeutic recreation camp. Moderate to extensive support including assistance with personal care needs is provided with a ratio of 1:2 or 1:3. All campers engage in theme-based recreation that encourages social interaction and development. Choose from a variety of offerings including sensory and auditory activities, expressive and creative arts, sports, fitness, field trips and more! Activity Code 202011A.
Ages: 12-21
Location: Madison Center
Session: Dec. 27-30
Time: 9am-4pm
Fee: $169
Registration: Register online, or call 703-228-4747 to register, and select Activity #: 202011A. Registration beings Nov. 28 for Arlington residents and Dec. 5 for non-residents.

Fri, July 1 - Parks / Recreation

Celebrate with a variety of activities all month long for kids, teens, families and older adults. There is something for everyone at Arlington County Parks and Recreation. For a full schedule of fun and active events visit our event page!

July 17- Rosslyn Outdoor Film Fest


July 31- Teens! Learn to DJ

Mon, May 11 - School

Monday, May 11, 2015:  6:30pm to 8:30pm
7pm Presentation:  Understanding Your Child's/Teens Moods:  What's Typical and What's Not
Arlington Public Schools Education Center, 1426 N. Quincy Street, 1st Floor, Arlington, VA  22207
Doors open at 6:30pm for Information Mini-Fair
Featured Guest Presenter:  Dr. Justine Larson
Simultaneous Spanish language interpretation will be available.
Registration is requested. Register online or contact the PRC at 703.228.2135

Fri, October 10 - Arts / Entertainment






Friday October 10, 2014

7:00PM - 9:00PM


Arlington Independent Media

2701-C Wilson Blvd. 

Arlington, VA 22201


RSVP: 703-524-2388 or




Please join us for the premiere celebration and screening of two documentary shorts created by the 2014 Document Arlington Project summer interns: Keturah Adair, Kaelan Brown, Gustav Hebner, Claire Seaton, Max Stempniewicz, and Sean Willner


The 2014 documentaries explore the important role performing arts play in the Arlington community, and redevelopment along the Columbia Pike Corridor. Following the screening, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions during a moderated Q & A with the filmmakers.  


DAP is a summer high school apprenticeship program coordinated by Arlington Independent Media and Arlington Public Schools' Humanities Project.


To RSVP or for more information, contact Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388 or   



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Fri, December 16 - Arts / Entertainment

Fairlington 2011 Holiday Show

Edge and Depth by S Hill

Fri, December 16 through Sat, December 17
Presented by Arlington Artists Alliance

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The exhibit will feature oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and sculpture, and most items will be priced at $100 or less. The address for the Fairlington Community Center is 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia 22206. The event will take place in the Multipurpose Room straight back from the main entrance to the building. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Commission for the Arts and the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about Alliance programs at

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12/26-30 8am-5pm - School

 Teen Winter Break Camp

Dates: Dec. 26-30 Time: Camp core hours 8am-5pm (trips leave at 9am or later)

Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center

Cost: $130 for the week (includes all trips & supervision)

Ages: Middle and High School students ages 10 - 15 Arts, Games, Sports, Cooking, with trips everyday:
Top Golf * Ice Skating * Laser Tag * Bowling * Potomac Mills Special Visits from: Nature Center, Park Rangers, & Fitness Instructor
To Register: call 703.228.4747, or online at
Activity Code 970006-A Core
970006-B for Extended.
Registration Deadline COB Thursday December 23rd  or until filled.
For more information please contact Edson Bravo at 703.228.7783 or

Sat, December 31 - Parks / Recreation

New Year's Eve Stroll & Campfire

Date/Time: December 31, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Families. Register children and adults; children must register with an accompanying adult. Explore the park as the last night of the year settles in. Then ring out the old and bring in the new by tossing your resolutions into a "wishing campfire." Bundle up and bring a flashlight.

Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington, VA 22207. Registration Required: Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 622852-I

Location: Gulf Branch Nature Center

1/20/12 7-9pm - Arts / Entertainment

Tell Arlington's Story Celebration Showcase
Fri. Jan. 20, 2012 from 7-9 PM
at the Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd. 22209) Join us for a reception to celebrate the Arlington stories collected so far. Gallery-style display and interactive stations to listen, share, and learn more about others in the community.
Download the Arlington Stories Celebration Showcase flyer (PDF) in English or Spanish

Exhibit on this great project - Libraries

Tell Arlington's Story Exhibit
December 1-31, Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM, Sun 1-9PM at Central Library 1st Floor lobby (1015 N. Quincy St. 22201).

7-9 PM 1/15/12 - Arts / Entertainment

URBAN ARTISTRY Live Dance Performance!

At the 43rd Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 15, 2012 7-9pm

Washington-Lee High School
1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Adults, teens and children of all ages will be amazed by the entertaining dance combinations including B-Boying/ B-Girling, Popping, Locking, Hip-Hop, House Dance, Waacking, and Vogue!

Dance performances will be performed to Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous and inspirational speeches.

Also includes:

  • Innovative Gospel Music with Larry Bland and the Volunteer Choir
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Wilmer Leon

For more information visit:
Arlington County can provide upon request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Two weeks advance notice is preferred. Call 703-228-4729. Condado de Arlington tiene el compromiso de proveer programas a todos sus residentes. Si usted necesita acomodaciones razonables conforme la Ley de Personas con Incapacidades (ADA), por favor comuníquese con nosotros con al menos dos semanas de anticipación llamando al 703-228-4729. TTY 703-228-4743.

Wed, October 11 - School

Walk and Bike to School Day is on  October  from 8:30-9:30 am

6:30-8:30 - Libraries

 at the Library

6:30-8:30 - Other

6:30-8:30 - Other

6:30-8:30 - Other

6:30-8:30 - Other

 Only meeting in April due to Spring Break!

Wed, September 21 - Other

 join the arlington tnb to help spread the youth voice in our community

Tue, May 15 - Other

1/26 7-8:30pm - Arts / Entertainment

Supporting Your Child's Emotional Well-Being
Thursday, January 26, 2012
7:00pm to 8:30pm

1426 N. Quincy Street, 1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22207
Doors open at 6:30pm for Resource Mini-Fair

Many families sometimes wonder about their child's emotional well-being.  Parents may be concerned and worried about whether their children and adolescents are experiencing stress, and/or social and emotional difficulties.

Parents, staff and community members are invited to join us for an important session on fostering emotional well-being in children. Participants will learn about child and adolescent depression and emotional issues, behaviors that warrant attention, treatment options, supports that are available in school, and strategies to support emotional well-being in youth.
Panelists will include school psychologists, counseling staff, community members and a representative from Arlington's Department of Human Services.  Simultaneous Spanish-language interpretation will be provided.

Kindly register and obtain parking and additional information via email to or by phone to 703.228.7239.  Register online

Sponsored by the Arlington Public Schools Department of Student Services and Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC), Arlington Department of Human Services, and NAMI-Arlington.


2/25 6:30 AM! - Sports

Raise awareness about health dating relationships and raise money to help teen dating violence survivors attend college! Register Here!

Race day info 

$22.00 Registration Fee until Feb 19th
$24.00 Registration Fee from Feb 20th until Feb 24th
$26.00 Same Day Registration

Dedicated to 16-24 year olds. Objective is raising $3000.00, so a teen dating abuse survivor can attend George Mason.

Have a fun run, receive an official tee shirt and enter to win prizes!

3/1-3/3 at 7:30 pm - Arts / Entertainment

Mindset runs from March 1 - March 3, 2012 in the H-B Woodlawn auditorium,
4100 N. Vacation Lane. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at
7:30 p.m.

CREATIVE TEAM: Jace Casey (Director, Composer, Playwright, Choreographer, Music Director, Music Arrangements)
Cassandra Kendall (Assistant Director, Choreographer, Lighting Design, Technical Director)
Ibby Han (Associate Music Director, Music Arrangements)
Helen Westergren (Costume Design and Construction)
Shelby Smout (Playwright, Make-up Design)

A group of H-B Woodlawn high school students is currently in rehearsals for Mindset, an original, student-made production that synthesizes music, vocal performance, dance and theatre. The show is about an artist’s inner battle against the fear of failure. The plot follows the artist through life and takes place inside the artist’s imagination. The stages of life are represented by four personalities: Child, Teenager, Adult, and Elder. Each act offers a glimpse into the world of each personality, representing the different stages of the artist’s life. Stylistically, Mindset doesn’t fit the typical mold of most high school productions since it draws influence from performance art, musical theatre, and live concert. The performance is structured around dialogue but is interwoven with dance and live music from popular culture.

Mindset is directed by Jace Casey and is assistant directed by Cassandra Kendall, both eleventh-graders. Casey and Kendall have been teaming up since they began high school and have created original stage productions annually.
Each successive production expands on the previous production, pushing the
boundaries of high school theatre. In ninth grade, they conceived an original dance production that was a tribute to popular music. Last year, the team collaborated again to create [stop] culture, a performance art piece centered around expressing individuality and incorporated film and live music. [stop] culture can be seen at

The team does not hold auditions. There is an open door policy for any student that wants to participate. The Mindset cast, orchestra pit, creative team, and< backstage crew totals thirty-five students. Casey organizes rehearsals and meetings for each of these groups during free periods, and after school. The creative team is fortunate enough to attend a non-traditional high school that allows students to express their creativity in unique and engaging ways.

A portion of the proceeds from Mindset will be donated to the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry.

3/8 7pm - Arts / Entertainment

Young Playwrights' Theater's New Play Festival: an Arlington Community Reading

Featuring Playwrights from Swanson Middle School and H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program! 

WHERE: Swanson Middle School, 5800 N. Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA

WHEN: Thursday March 8, 2012 at 7pm

YPT's New Play Festival celebrates and honors the work of young playwrights. This season of performances of student-written plays by professional actors begins with community readings and culminates in showcase performances at GALA Hispanic Theatre. On March 8, YPT presents an evening of readings of outstanding plays written by middle school students. Out of more than 700 eligible plays, these Finalists rose to the top with their innovative and compelling work. The evening will spotlight plays from neighborhood schools H-B Woodlawn and Swanson. FREE. Swansons' own Anna Vargas and Sam Burris will have their plays read.  Please come and support them. 

Thu, March 1 - Arts / Entertainment

Start: March 1, 2012 6:00 pm
End: March 1, 2012 8:00 pm
Venue: NRECA
4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, 22203, United States
Cost: $20 online, $25 at the door
6:00pm-7:30pm Pre-screening reception with light appetizers and drinks
7:30pm-9:00pm Miss screening
9:00pm-9:15pm Rock Recovery closing remarks

2/24 11 am - 1pm - County Events


Date/Time:  February 24, 2012, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Description: Join us as we celebrate Black history with stories, songs and fellowship. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Southern cooking $6. Register by Feb. 23.
Location: Langston-Brown Senior Center 
Transportation: Metrobus 3ABE, 23AC and ART 51, 52
Sponsor Name: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Contact Name: Wanda Johnson-Richardson
Contact Phone: 703-228-6300

3/16 7 pm - Sports

Come see an amazing performance on March 16 as the Harlem Wizards take on the Arlington Elite (made up of school teachers and administrators, park and recreation staff, police and firefighters, and other community leaders.) The Harlem Wizards display dazzling basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. The athleticism, tricks, fancy teamwork and ball-handling wizardry, plus wild dunks not even seen in NBA games, will wow fans of all ages. Don't miss the halftime show where hundreds of kids are invited on the court, and the postgame interaction with the Wizards who stay until every autograph is signed! Proceeds for the program support Arlington County Office of Teens programming and teen scholarships.  Visit our Harlem Wizards page to learn more, or purchase tickets online.

7 pm $13

3/24 11:30-5 - Other

Prevention: March 24, 2012 in Richmond, VA

The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance is hosting it's 1st Annual Teen Summit on Dating Violence Prevention on March 24th, 2012. The Summit will take place at The Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center in Richmond, VA from approximately 11:30 am to 5 pm. Teens from all over the state are invited to participate! Teens will have the opportunity to listen and interact with presenters and meet in groups to talk about the effects of teen dating violence on young people and the role of culture and community in responding to and preventing future violence. They will also be given time organize and present their ideas and concerns to adults, including a panel of decision makers who will listen to the young people’s presentations, providing their reaction to what has been said. The invited panel of decision makers-listeners- includes: Clovia Lawrence-Ms Community from Radio One, Inc. 99.3/105.7 FM, Mayor Dwight Jones, First Lady Maureen McDonnell, Former First Lady Annette Holton, Co-Pastor Elena Robertson-Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries, and Stacy Hawkins-Adams-Author and Public Affairs Manager at Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.
There are many benefits for young people who participate in this event. It offers young people an excellent opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills, learn and practice how to be agents of change in their communities, and learn how communities, organizations and community leaders can work together on their behalf. It will also allow teens to meet other young people from their own and other communities, to share ideas and opinions about issues of critical importance for their well-being.  Most importantly, it also teaches young people about being an active citizen, about having a voice that is heard and that violence is preventable.
It is our hope that after this event, the young people who have participated will continue in leadership roles in their community and express an interest in joining the Action Alliance in our mission to prevent and end sexual and intimate partner violence in the Commonwealth.
If you have any questions/concerns or would like to RSVP, please contact Arlene Vassell- Richards or any member of the Prevention Team at the Action Alliance at 804-377-0335.
Thank you for your support and see you at the Summit! 
The Action Alliance Prevention Team
Jonathan Yglesias, MS
Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
5008 Monument Ave, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 377.0335
Arlene Vassell-Richards
Child & Youth Advocacy Manager
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Phone: (804) 377-0335
Fax:     (804) 377-0339 
About the Action Alliance:
The Action Alliance has been Virginia’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence for 30 years and enhances response and prevention efforts through training, public policy advocacy, public awareness programs, and technical assistance to professionals.  To find out more about the Action Alliance, call 804.377.0335, e-mail:, or visit us on the web:  You may also call the Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238 (v/tty).


Sundays at 5:30 - Other

Meetings in Alexandria for ages 7-19 dealing with the problem of a drinking family member or friend.

2/12 6:30 - County Events

Volunteer Arlington is pleased to invite current and prospective volunteers to our Volunteer Open House on Monday, March 12th, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. to meet our staff and learn more about our programs and services. 

Topics will include how to use the Online Volunteer Connection to find opportunities, how to create a free volunteer account, ways to stay connected with our program, and project ideas.

When: Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Department of Human Services, Sequoia Plaza, 2100 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204

Refreshments from Bread & Chocolate and The Perfect Pita will be served.

Free parking in DHS garage. You can also take the ART Bus (Routes 45 and 77).

Click here to RSVP.

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3/8 4-6 PM - Libraries

Got a Gadget at Central Libary. Teens get service hours for assisting their elders in using their iPods, iPads, laptops, cameras, and smart phones!

Contact Lisa Cosgrove-Davies or 703-228-5946

all week - Other

Applies to Handy Items Like Batteries, Flashlights and Duct Tape

As we approach the summer months and the start of the hurricane season on June 1, we wish to remind everyone to review personal, family, and office/work preparedness plans to insure your safety during hurricanes or other severe summer weather.

Things you should do include:

Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Stay Informed and Be Safe!

Tue, May 1 - Parks / Recreation

Long Bridge Park and Aquatics Health & Fitness Facility Open House

Get an update on Long Bridge Park and an overview of plans for its next phase, the proposed Aquatics, Health and Fitness Facility. Members of the project’s design team, the Long Bridge Park Design Advisory Committee, and County staff will present information, answer questions and invite your comments.  7:00 to 9:00pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Fairlington Community Center.

4/26-28 7:30 pm - Arts / Entertainment

HB Woodlawn Theatre: The Foreigner

4/26/12 7:30 PM
4/27/12 7:30 PM
4/28/12 7:30 PM

4/27-29 2pm - Arts / Entertainment

Teens and Theatre Homeschool program (TT)

Bell, Book, and Candle
A fun, romantic comedy
all shows at  2 PM  
Fri Apr 27th
Sat, Apr 28th
Sun, Apr 29th 
@The Comedy Spot - Ballston mall
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-725-7686/703-371-7653

7 pm - Arts / Entertainment

 Wakefield HS production

Sat, April 29 - Parks / Recreation

Join us for a free outdoor event with Live Music, Art, Giant Games, Moon Bounces, Food Vendors & much more!

Bring your blankets and a picnic lunch or, purchase food from the on-site food trucks! Families, neighbors, all ages welcome Questions? Call 703-228-4773

arlington palooz at alcova heights sat. 4/29

Sun, July 24 - Arts / Entertainment

Outdoor Movies at Penrose Square (Columbia Pike, Arlington) 2501 9th Road South, Arlington, VA 22204
Twitter: @ArlingtonCPRO

July 16: The Book Thief 
July 23: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
July 30: Moulin Rouge 
August 6: Joy
August 13: All That Jazz
August 20: The Devil Wears Prada
August 27: The Princess Bride
September 3: Spotlight
September 10: That Sugar Film
September 17: Water

Wed, May 9 - Libraries

Digital Project Lab Focus Group

It’s your next set of Library technology tools.

While Arlington Public Library has offered public computing since 1995, the experience has been kept to the all-important basics–Internet, word processing, printing–plus a host of tech classes for getting started.

This April we roll out the region’s first Digital Projects Lab, for those who have the needs and skills–but not the creative resources–to take the next step.

What can you create in the Lab?

Whether it’s a photo-video-and-sound wedding album, a small business graphic design campaign, plant growth animation for a science fair or a civic association enewsletter/podcast, you’ll be able to realize your vision with the kinds of software and hardware Library users have sought for years.

Simply put: If you have a story that can go beyond text, the Lab will help you tell it.

Why the Library?

PhotoShop and Flash may be household words but they’re rarely found in homes when cost and frequency of use get factored in. Add the need for a scanner, quality microphone or maybe a “green screen” for video backgrounds and it’s clear why so many great DIY media projects are never made.

Arlington Public Library has been at the forefront of meeting public needs with contemporary technologies, whether it’s through online language courses, downloadable books, premium web sites like Consumer Reports–or even the Washington area’s first library VCR back in 1971.

The Digital Projects Lab continues that mission of shared public resources building new connections to knowledge. We’re a lot more than the local copy shop.

How do you use the Lab?

The Lab launches in April as a temporary “pop-up shop”  on the first floor of Central Library. This pilot phase, through June, will allow staff to see what systems are most in demand and what kinds of work stations are most effective. The Lab will be open 20 hours per week and sessions will be 2 hours in length, although that time could be extended if no one is waiting.

The majority of Lab equipment and software was already owned by the Library for technical support and now will serve a second role during public hours.

Because the Lab is aimed at the intermediate and advanced user, you’ll need to be fluent in the technology. Users will know the tools from work, school, community courses or self-study, but the Library will also be evaluating possible on-site classes.

Staff will be on hand for basic assistance during Lab sessions and there also will be a small collection of guidebooks for reference.

The Library will host an open focus group on May 9 at 7 p.m. so potential users and others can weigh in on future direction of the Lab. All are enthusiastically invited. RSVPs requested.


Mon, June 23 - County Events

Arlington County Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 2014

Volunteer Arlington
rlington Mill Community Center


Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Arlington, VA

Start time: 7 – 7:30 a.m. - Sports

BIKE DC 2012 
Sun., May 13 

On one Sunday morning each year you have the special opportunity to explore and enjoy Washington and Arlington from the best possible vantage point--the seat of a bicycle.

From the Capitol and White House to Arlington Cemetery and the Air Force Memorial, from Pennsylvania Avenue to the George Washington Parkway, Bike DC is a non-competitive bike ride through the heart of our community and the heart of the nation.Bike DC 2012 Mail-in Registration Form Bike DC 2012: Bike DC 2012 Regisgtration Form.pdf

Sunday, May 13 near the ride start line at NW 3rd Street and Madison, on the Mall side of the U. S. Capitol, beginning at 6 a.m. ?

Adults Full Ride $40 ($50 on the day of the event)
Family Ride $30 ($40 on the day of the event)
Youths Full Ride $25 ($35 on the day of the event) (ages 13-19)?
Family Ride $15 ($25 on the day of the event)

5/6 9-11 PM - Libraries

After-Hours Study Night at Central Library

Who: High School Students & Teachers
(Teachers may reserve a table for study sessions.)

What: AP/IB/Finals Study Night
Free pizza, coffee, and snacks thanks to your PTA!

Where: Central Library

When: Sunday, May 6, 9 – 11 p.m.

How: Meet in the auditorium at 9 pm to sign-in.

For more information call 703-228-5946, or

5/1 3-5pm - Sports

 Attention Wakefield Athletes (and parents thereof):

Are you tired of going to the Doctor's office to get your annual physical, sitting in the waiting room next to your parents in awkward silence.  Sports physicals (for 2012-2013 school year) will be held at Wakefield on May 1 in the School Clinic.  Why not spend your time waiting with your friends, no paper gown, and have your physical done here at Wakefield by our very own team physician? 

Coach Powell has arranged for Dr. Wolff to come and do physical exams on Tuesday, May 1 after school.  The cost is $25 (much cheaper than that guy at 7 Corners!) and the exam will be good for next school year. 

Think about it: $25 - for the cost of most co-pays, KNOWING it was done on the correct forms (which have changed slightly by the way), and not have to worry about it next school year: you can try-out for sports at your leisure, since your physical will already be on file!!

If you have questions, or if you are interested in signing up, see Coach Powell in Room 155 or e-mail him at

Remember: $25 bucks, cash or check.  May 1 after school.  Done for the year.  Easy-peasy.  Pre-payment before May 1 offers priority waiting! ;)

Disclaimer: we are not saying you will not have to wait: you just don't have to wait in such extreme conditions as a pediatrician's office!

Sat, May 11 - County Events

The Nauck Civic Association will be hosting a family affair on Saturday, May 11 from 1-5pm at Drew Model School (3500 23rd Street South, Arl, VA 22206). All families are invited to participate in the yard sale, car show, sporting family challenge or vending. Open for anyone to attend and something for all ages. Families who would like to participate in one or more of the planned activities may contact CARE, Inc. at 703-486-0058 by May 1, 2013.

Teen Night at TJ Café
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
 For just a $2 entry fee, middle and high school students in Arlington get access to a night of fun from 9 to 11 p.m., including basketball, soccer, ping pong and pool tables. For $3, guests can purchase an activity card for access to the rock wall, inflatables, giant human hamster balls and roller skating. Food will be available for purchase. Contact Kevin Clements for details at (703) 228-4729 or Download the event flyer (PDF).

Family Fun Day
Join Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation on Saturday, May 11 from 10am-1pm at Alcova Heights Park for Family Fun Day! All are welcome to attend this FREE family-friendly event that will feature fun inflatables, live reptiles, make and take art, group games, and more! Lunch packs will be available for $3 each, or bring your own lunch! Contact Mary McMullen for details at or 703-228-4711.


Sun, May 5 - Libraries

Sunday, May 5 from 9-11 p.m. 


AP/IB/Finals Study Night (Quiet study, group study, online practice tests)

Who: High School Students and Teachers

(Teachers may reserve a table for study sessions.) 

Where: Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. 

When: Sunday, May 5, 9 – 11 p.m. 

How: Meet in the Auditorium at 9 p.m. to sign-in.

More info: 703-228-5946 or lcosgrove-davies@arlingtonva.

Free Pizza and snacks thanks to PTAs!


Sat, March 30 - Arts / Entertainment


Date/Time: March 30, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Event Website:
Description: Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 7:30pm, the Symphony Orchestra of Arlington (SOA) will host it’s 2013 Annual Gala: “A Copland Celebration” at the George Washington Masonic Theatre in Alexandria, VA. This will be an incredible tribute to one of America’s greatest composers, Aaron Copland. The Silent Auction and Gala portion will be hosted in the Grand Ballroom, starting at 6:30pm. The SOA presentation will begin in the Concert Hall at 7:30pm. The performance will be conducted by Jeffrey Dokken, Music Director and Conductor of the SOA, and will feature the newly established SOA Chorale, two vocal soloists, two pianists, and a narrator! Tickets include a beautiful gala reception and a silent auction, with free wine and desserts. Tickets are now on pre-sale -- $20 for General Admission and $15 for Ages 12 and Under and Seniors. Purchases are available online at or at the box office by calling (804)-322-9328. Depending on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the door for $30.
Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre
Transportation: Parking is available and King Street Metro in Alexandria is in walking distance
Sponsor  Symphony Orchestra of Arlington
Contact Name: Catherine Price


Fri, May 4 - Arts / Entertainment

Come see "Fiddler on the Roof"! 

Performances Thursday, May 3,
Friday, May 4, and
Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Call 703-228-6200 to reserve tickets at $7. 
Tickets at the door are $10.

5/19 9-5 - Other

Interfaith youth leadership workshop on Saturday, May 19th from 9am-5pm at UUCA in partnership with the Interfaith Alliance's LEADD program.

Accepting youth that fall into the 13-18 age range or are rising 8th graders to 12th grade.

LEADD aims to promote active citizenship in a multi-faith society to high-school age youth—

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington VA 22204


5/10 7pm - County Events

Thursday, May 10.  Pranks, Sins, or Crimes?  Teens and the Law.  
A panel of law-enforcement, legal, and juvenile rights professionals will discuss a variety of scenarios that teens can and often do find themselves in. For middle and high-school age students and parents.  Wakefield High School Cafeteria.  7:00-9:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the PTA Family Network.

5/23 6-8:30 - Sports

 Youth Track Meet

The 2012 Arlington County Track and Field meet will be held on Wednesday May 23rd at Wakefield High School track from 6-8:30pm. More information can be found on the registration page (through Survey Monkey)

This meet is FREE to participate in! We hope everyone can make it. We will also need parent volunteers for timing and scoring field events. Please let me know if you can attend the whole meet or part and would like to help in some way!

Please sign up as soon as possible. The preferred registration date is Friday May 18th and the absolute last day to register is May 21st. .

10a.m.-3p.m. 5/19 - Other

 DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2012 

The Virginia Family Network and NAMI Northern Virginia

are proud to present: Driving Care for your Family: How to Advocate for a Special Needs Child
DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2012 TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm, Registration Starts at 9:30 LOCATION: PHILLIPS Programs, Multi-Purpose Room
7010 Braddock Road, Annadale, VA
Let’s face it...families often struggle to get the support that their children need.
This training hopes to ease that struggle by providing families with a set of
tools that will educate and help them to advocate more effectively for their
children or family members.
Lunch will be served.
Cost of Event – Free!
Child care and travel stipends are available, but registration is required!

7-9PM - Libraries


  1. Presentation: Financial Planning for College and Continuing Education–Central
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fri, May 25 - Arts / Entertainment 


Location The Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209
Date & time Friday, May 25 2012 | 9:00 PM
Cost $ 5.00 members, $ 5.00 admission

$5, please rsvp

COB 6/1 - School

The deadline for submitting applications to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology for rising sophomores and juniors is Friday, June 1.


5/19 3-5pm - Arts / Entertainment

ONE on ONE: Artists in Conversation

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 3 - 5 pm
AAC's dynamic gallery talk event where viewers can see and hear about the artwork while touring the galleries.
In each of the five galleries, listen in on the conversation about the work between the exhibiting  artist and a guest artist, then join the conversation in a reception following the tour at 4 pm.
Participating artists are Emily Biondo, Michael Borek, Leah Cooper, Stephanie Halpern, Travis Head, Rachel Schmidt, Elena Volkova, and Richard Vosseller
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
p 703-248-6800     f 703-248-6849


Fri, June 1 - School ANNOUNCING. . .

WKCD's 2012 Graduation Speech Contest: "What Makes a Nation Strong?—open to youth ages 12-19 (you don't have to be an actual graduation speaker to enter the contest!)

5/19 9:30am-1pm - Other

- Saturday, May 19th – 9:30am to 1pm
- Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, Virginia
- Free Parking, Metro Accessible (Orange Line to Vienna/Fairfax/GMU)
- Join hundreds of Best Buddies friends and supporters as we kick-off the Challenge with a one- or three-mile run or walk followed by a BBQ celebration and live music. Register NOW to take the Challenge.

Best Buddies Audi Challenge! - Arts / Entertainment

Come walk, run or ride with us at the Washington Monument October 20th, 2012!

Be sure to follow @BestBuddiesVA on twitter for more information as the event approaches.

Fri, July 15 - Other

Launched in 2012 THIS SEARCH TOOL STILL WORKS (summer 2017)

Fri, June 15 - Arts / Entertainment

HRSA-funded Commonwealth Public Health Training Center's Pipeline Initiative would like to share an exciting opportunity for Virginia youth (10-18 years) called Let’s Talk Public Health Photo Voice Project. The mission of Photo Voice is to understand what youth know about the field of public health, and youth submissions will inform a greater needs assessment and also future public health campaigns across the Commonwealth. I have attached a Photo Voice flyer for posting and to share with others. To learn more about Photo Voice or to begin registration, please visit our website: ALL youth participants will receive a FREE $10 gift card to Starbucks, iTunes, or Wal-mart. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2012.

In addition to the Photo Voice Project, the Commonwealth Public Health Training Center is also engaging parents of youth (10-18 years) in public health dialogue with a parents of youth survey: ALL parent participants will also receive a FREE $10 gift card to Starbucks, iTunes, or Wal-mart. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2012.

Please email or call (540) 231-6778 if you have any questions. Thank you for helping spread the word about the Commonwealth Photo Voice Project and the parent survey!

Commonwealth Photo Voice Team
Public Health Program
Virginia Tech
100 Sandy Hall (0395)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

4-6 - Arts / Entertainment

 Picnic at Bluemont park!

be there! #Getinvolved

Sat, June 16 - Arts / Entertainment

Sat, July 7 - Arts / Entertainment

If you are lucky enough to have your dad around, ask him to take a walk (even if you're a son, not a daughter!) 

Mon, July 16 - Arts / Entertainment

Don't be surprised, and try not to be grossed out, if your parents want a hug today! 

6:30-8:30pm - County Events

 get in gear -- lots to do!

Tue, September 4 - School

Sat, September 15 - Other

Wed, June 11 - Arts / Entertainment


Wednesday, June 11, from 6-8pm

During this motivating and fun-filled program, kids create vision boards of their goals and dreams.  


The vision board is created by making a collage of inspiring pictures, motivating quotes, personal affirmations, and powerful words from magazines and other print medium. Kids can then add personal photos, decorative lettering, and various embellishments to enhance and personalize their boards.

Ages 10-18; Parents are welcome too!

Costs $30 for one or $50 for two and covers all materials, plus snacks.  Feel free to bring your own magazines, photos, and inspirations quotes/images.

Register online.

Tue, May 16 - School

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thinking about a fun, free, spring day in the country? The Outdoor Lab Open House is the event for you! Bring your family and friends and have a great time! FREE
DIRECTIONS: The lab is roughly 35 miles west of Arlington, about a 45 minute drive, just a few miles off of I-66. Take I-66 West about 26 miles to Exit 40 - Haymarket. At the traffic light at the top of the exit ramp turn left onto Route 15 South. At the 2nd traffic light turn right onto Route 55 West. After about 3.5 miles turn left onto Beverly's Mill Rd. (Route 600). After 1.4 miles turn right into the new driveway - look for a sign that says "Outdoor Lab." Parking is free. No pets, please. PHONE: 703-228-7650. Call if the weather is questionable
Arlington Public Schools does not sponsor or endorse the individual or group providing this material, or any message contained herein. Donations to the Arlington Outdoor Education Association, Inc. are tax-deductible. Please continue your support for outdoor education through individual and family memberships or by designating AOEA in your United Way/CFC contribution (#8375)

9 am 7/21 - School


Jump start your student's future planning through NAVIANCE.  Get a head start on helping to formulate your student's post-secondary plans through NAVIANCE, a web-based college and career planning tool.  Your student knows all about NAVIANCE and you should too! Learn how to navigate the website and log-in to the parent portal. Join the Department of Counseling Services on …


                             Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

                                       in the Library at Wakefield.

June 9 - July 7, 2012 - Arts / Entertainment


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Digital Still Photography II

Starts This Saturday - Only Two Slots Left!


Arlington Independent Media's Digital Still Photography II workshop, starts this Saturday, and has only two slots remaining.  Don't miss out - register today! 


This popular workshop combines shooting field trips, studio visits and critiques to help students become technically and creatively adept. 


AIM master level courses offer students an opportunity to learn advanced media technology and production techniques and to develop an in-depth understanding of the language of mass media.  


For more information on Arlington Independent Media's, Master of Independent Media courses contact Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388 or at


Digital Still Photography - II  

June 9 - July 7, 2012  

Instructor: Jason Horowitz


This class picks up where AIM's Digital Still Photography I class leaves off, to help students move beyond the basic activity of taking pictures to making photographs in a more creative, conscious and controlled fashion.  With an emphasis on mastering camera technique and controlling digital workflow, students will shoot both in the studio and on location.  Topics covered will range from refining composition and exposure, to using flash and the technical details of monitor calibration, printer profiling, and managing metadata. 


Jason Horowitz has been a professional commercial and fine arts photographer for more than 25 years. He holds a BA in Photography from George Washington University and a MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He has taught on both the high school and university level holding adjunct faculty positions at Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Marymount University, Maryland College of Art and Design and Corcoran College of Art.  Jason's commercial work has been published worldwide and his fine art is part of the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and George Washington University, in addition to many individual and corporate collections.


Digital Still Photography II

Saturdays, 2:00PM - 5:30PM

June 9 - July 7, 2012 (5 weeks) 

Cost:  $300.00


For more information or to register, contact Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388 or or visit our website at  


deadline 7/15 - Arts / Entertainment

Call For Artists
The Fairgrounds at the National Stadium has an opportunity for 10 artists to participate in a Art Installation with 10 Containers at the complex.  Selected artists will have full access to create an interactive art installation where patrons will able to visit each of the installations and interact with the installation.  Along with the installation there will be an opportunity for the artists to showcase their work in the market place area.  Artists Art work will be for sale at the marketplace. 

Submission deadline: July 15th

Artist Chosen: July 16th

Art Installation to be complete by July 29th

Although there is no specific theme, we promote innovative, original, and site-specific installations. Artists and curators are invited to submit proposed work, in 2D and 3D media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Each of the selected artists will be exhibited for a three long period. An area will be provided for artist bio and contact information.
Plan your installation to take advantage of the window's unique space: which includes large street facing glass panels to the street, side door and open doors to the back.
There will be a 3--month series of art events around which the installation art will be the focus. Opening reception is tentatively the end of July and closing reception is October 5th.
Interested artists please submit:
Detailed Description of Proposed Project.
A detailed Artist Statement

Visual documentation: 20 images maximum. Please include only recent work that is relevant to the proposed exhibition. Image files should be in JPEG format
More information about call for artists found here
Please submit your complete application to

5 pm APPLY TODAY - School

Latino middle school students: If you would like to participate in the Emerging Readers Book Club, download the middle school student application here. The book club will begin on June 11th at 5:30pm and will meet at Columbia Pike Branch Library (816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia).

Email your application to by June 5th to guarantee a spot! You may also deliver or mail your application to our office at Edu-Futuro, 2801 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 216, Arlington, VA 22201. Call us at 703-228-2560 for more information.

12-5pm - Parks / Recreation

Come by Arlington’s Nature Centers on Weekends!

Both Long Branch and Gulf Branch Nature Centers will be open noon to 5pm on weekends starting July 1, 2012.  Check out these great places to enjoy nature in Arlington.  Weekdays the centers are open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm.Our nature centers are nestled in lovely park settings and are staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people. They provide interpretive environmental education programs for all ages and for a wide variety of audiences including small groups. Get on the mailing list to receive nature center program information.




7/4 12- 8pm - Parks / Recreation

Event Information
On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, visit Long Bridge Park for family-friendly fun, including:

Variety of Delicious Food
Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
Free Face Painting, Balloon Art and Moon Bounces
Games For All Ages
Amazing Views of Washington, DC's fireworks display

Arts and Crafts Market
From 12 to 5 p.m., browse an amazing selection of goods from local vendors. Located on the Esplanade overlooking Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, guests can enjoy the beautiful view while shopping! The first 400 shoppers will receive a free July 4th tote bag!

Food Vendors
From 12 to 8 p.m., local food vendors will be set up in the parking lot. Food options include BBQ, ice cream, delicious sandwiches, and lots more. Interested mobile food vendors, download the food vendor application. Applications are due no later than June 15.

Please note that there will be no on-site parking during the event.  Complimentary shuttles will run continuously from Crystal City and Pentagon City Metro stations and at the parking garage at 1750 Crystal Drive (Shops at Crystal City).  View the Crystal City parking map for additional parking lots and garages.

Family Fun Games and Activities
The July 4th event will feature fun for the whole family!  From 12 to 7 p.m., enjoy moon bounces, face painting, balloon art, American flag tag relay, sneaker scramble, wacky waiter relay, three-legged race, sack races, tug-o-war, water balloon catch, red, white & blue tag, horse shoes, soccer, capture the flag, corn hole, bocce ball, speed ball, parachute games, hula hoops, croquet, triangle ball, monkey ring toss.

Live Music
From 6 to 9 p.m., live music will be playing on the mobile stage set up in the parking lot.  Bands will be announced in mid-June.


Sat, May 21 - School


May 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Fri, July 13 - School

The registration deadline for AP Summer Bridge has been extended to July 13, 2012.  If you are interested, please visit our website at, print and complete both the AP Summer Bridge Brochure form and the APS Secondary Summer School Registration Form.  Forms and the fee should be turned into Alicia Zekan in the main office at Wakefield High School.

6/27 2 PM Eastern - Other 

White House Opportunity: Help Shape Performance Pilots on Disconnected Youth Please register for this meeting.
Meeting Description: The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 included an important and forward-thinking provision for Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth. This provision will allow states and communities to apply to use Federal funding from multiple different funding streams to pilot innovative approaches working across department lines to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. This webinar will provide background information about this proposed initiative, and will present opportunities to provide input to the White House to help shape the initiative's implementation.
Panelists: •Thaddeus Ferber, Vice President for Policy, Forum for Youth Investment, will present the context and rationale for policy alignment across agencies at the federal, state and local levels, and will discuss work which led to the creation of the Performance Partnership Pilots.
•Elizabeth Gaines, Policy Director, Forum for Youth Investment, will discuss the work the Forum's Children's Cabinet Network has undertaken to connect collaborative work across local, state and federal lines, and how that informed the development of the Performance Partnership Pilot provisions.
•Kathy Stack, White House Office of Management and Budget, will discuss the Request for Information on Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth, and will detail the types of input they are hoping to receive to help them shape this initiative.
Details Date: Wed, Jun 27, 2012 Time: 02:00 PM EDT Duration: 1 hour Host(s): Kiley Bednar

Tue, September 18 - School

7/15 7:30pm - Parks / Recreation

Arlington’s Firefly Festival Celebrates Summer’s Natural Night Lights

Sunday, July 15, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy firefly-themed games, crafts, nature walks and a “catch-and-release” hunt

ARLINGTON, Virginia (June 29, 2012) – A favorite childhood memory: Looking across a darkened meadow or across a canopy of trees at night and seeing hundreds of tiny lights flashing, dipping and bobbing – fireflies signaling in the night.  Relive these memories and share new ones with your family at Arlington’s second annual Firefly Festival on Sunday, July 15, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park.

Sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, the Firefly Festival is an opportunity to “celebrate fireflies, spend time with family and friends in a great Arlington setting, and teach people more than they ever thought possible about these amazing insects,” says Rachael Tolman, Park Naturalist of Long Branch Nature Center.  “We all know and love fireflies, or lightning bugs as some people call them, but how often do we really stop and enjoy the show they put on?  Our Firefly Festival is a great way to spend time outside with family and friends, and have fun with fireflies.”

Last year’s event included more than 400 festival-goers. This year, attendees will be encouraged to bring a picnic to the park and enjoy a wide range of events, including: firefly arts and crafts, bug bingo, flashlight games, storytelling around a campfire, and a glowing trail nature walk.  Everyone is encouraged to take place in an old-fashioned firefly hunt (catch-and-release required).  And all who attended will be treated to a light show from Arlington’s more than 20 firefly species across the park’s expansive field and tree line.

The festival also boasts a terrific learning opportunity for those wanting to understand more about fireflies.  Naturalists will be on hand to explain how to attract fireflies to backyard habitats, and attendees will learn how to plan trees and shrubs and maintain their backyards to suit to these and other insects. 

Fascinating Firefly Facts

  • There are approximately 2,000 firefly species in the world and 24 - 36 of those species live in the Washington, DC, area. 
  • Fireflies light up as part of the mating process.  The light show comes primarily from the male signaling to attract females.
  • Fireflies glow at all stages of development.  Firefly larva, found under rocks and logs, also glow and are sometimes referred to as glowworms.
  • In America, fireflies are common on the East Coast, but do not live in western states beyond the Rockies, even when introduced.  Fireflies are common in other parts of the world, especially throughout Eurasia.
  • The light produced by a firefly is 98% efficient with little heat given off.  Scientists are studying this phenomenon to learn how to recreate it in other lighting applications.

·         Firefly Festival admission is $5 per person or up to $20 per family, and tickets can be purchased at the event.  Heavy rain will cancel the event.

Contact: Long Branch Nature Center on 703-228-6535or view details on line at:

Sponsored by Long Branch Nature Center a part of The Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), which promotes wellness and vitality through dynamic programs and attractive public spaces. Its vision is to ensure that Arlington is a happy and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

Sat, July 23 - Other

Join Pacers and the Crystal City BID for the area’s favorite summer twilight race! With a flat and fast course, a new team prize structure and an incredible post race party.. The Crystal City Twilighter is the hottest Saturday night in town! 

Thu, August 4 - Arts / Entertainment

6 - 9 pm
The Freer|Sackler Teen Council presents a free after-hours event exploring the intersections between art and technology. Explore the museum as you never have before with a fun lineup of activities:

• performances by DJ Trap God and DJ Beauty & the Beatz
• Curator tour of Perspectives: Michael Joo
• Google Cardboard DIY and pop-up tours
• open mic hosted by Busboys and Poets
• photo booth fun
• short films by Kihachir? Kawamoto and Playing the News
• art making activities
• calligraphy demonstrations and Attan dance lessons in Turquoise Mountain
• food trucks

Exclusively for ages 13–18. Complimentary 15% off coupon to Teaism Penn Quarter for parents dropping off their teens! (Good only for the night of August 4)

Venue Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Event Location Sackler
Cost Free. 
Related Exhibition Perspectives: Michael Joo


Mon, August 10 - Arts / Entertainment

Crystal Screen Crystal City, Arlington, Va.
(Captioning available by request)
Twitter: @ccbid
1851 S Bell St 
Movies at sunset

Aug. 10: The Bourne Identity
Aug. 17: The Bourne Supremacy
Aug. 24: The Bourne Ultimatum
Aug. 31: The Bourne Legacy

Sat, March 14 - Arts / Entertainment

SAT MAR 14 / 12-6PM

Smudge is a new comics arts expo meant to showcase independent comics and inspire attendees to become storytellers themselves. Smudge features exhibitors in the Artisphere Ballroom, presenters in the Black Box Theater and hands-on workshops in the classroom. Smudge is an all ages show and it free for attendees. Check out for more information.


Black Box Theater
1-1:50 – Comics as teaching tools
2-2:50 – Exploring science through comics
3-3:50 – Diversity in comics
4-4:50 – Dreamworld
5-5:50 – 10 years of the D.C. Conspiracy

1-1:50 – Jade Feng Lee – Character Design
2-2:50 - Thomas Atkinson (Copic) — Inking Your Work
3-3:50 – Santiago Casares – Make Your Own Comic Workshop
4-4:50 – Liz Reed – Create a clay character
5-5:50 – Pauli Kohberger (Art Way Alliance) – Anime, Manga, and the Basics of Character Design

Dome Theatre – seating in the Dome is free and first come/first served.
Animated Shorts (all ages) – 12-1pm
Root Hog or Die (104 minutes) – 2-3:45pm
The Art of Richard Thompson – 4-4:30pm

7/29 2pm - Arts / Entertainment

Performance Date: 7/29/2012, 2:00 pm 

Family workshop complementing the VCU Sculpture Exhibition at Artisphere. 

ALL AGES but under 13 must be accompanied by parent.

Fees: $20 (ages 13-adult) / $10 (ages 2-12)


Complementing the VCU Sculpture Exhibition in Artisphere's Terrace Gallery, Sculpture Art Making will combine environmental science and various innovative sculptural techniques to create art from found materials. Participants will be introduced to the sculptures on exhibition at Artisphere, explore the role of sculptures in public spaces, and will get introduced materials such as foam, cardboard, cement, and wood through a "hands-on" process. 

Experienced instructors Alicia Cosnahan and Peter Krsko are members of Albus Cavus Art Collective. Albus Cavus builds strong and healthy communities through public art and creative collaborations. Our goal is to create new cities where citizens participate as active designers and builders of public spaces in their neighborhoods. We aim to achieve this through community public art, innovative workshops & school programs, and through interactive events & open creative spaces. 

More information available at: (for Alicia) (for Peter)


Fri, July 31 - Arts / Entertainment

 Through Sunday Sept 6.
History Lives next door! Venue: Gallery 3700 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

10:00 am – 3:00 pm 7/15 - Other

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Sunday, July 15 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Re-enactors from the 49th Virginia Regiment will set up an encampment at Mount Olivet  at the corner of Glebe Road and N. 16th Street. Visitors will meet and converse with soldiers about life in the camp, hardships they face, burdens, daily activities, drills, combat and boredom. Guitar and banjo music will help to carry the visitor back to an earlier day. 

7pm - County Events

 Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women and we are hosting an Emergency Forum on Sexual Assault in Arlington.


Emergency Community Forum on Sexual Assault in Arlington
hosted by the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women
Thursday, July 19th, 7:00pm
Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Hear from the county and the police department on the prevalence of sexual assaults in Arlington, the current response and what we can do to prevent more incidents from occuring while improving county and police response.
The numbers we are seeing of *reported sexual assaults has been increasing and we are striving to educate the community about it, as well as find ways to improve the county response.
*on average, only 12% of all sexual assaults are reported

8 PM 7/28 8/4 8/10 8/25 - Parks / Recreation

Gulf Branch Nature Center Campfires

3608 Military Road, Arlington, VA 22207; 703-228-3430

·      Marvelous Moths Campfire; Saturday, August 4, 7:00 - 8:00pm. Program #642852-E

·      Masked Bandits Campfire; Friday, August 31, 7:00 - 8:00pm. Program #642852-F

Long Branch Nature Center Campfires

625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA 22204; 703-228-6535

·      Bone Tales Campfire; Saturday, July 28, 7:00 - 8:15pm. Program #642952-D

·      Insect Orchestra Campfire; Friday, August 10, 7:00 - 8:15pm. Program #642952-E

·      Spider Campfire; Saturday, August 25, 7:00 - 8:15pm. Program #642952-F

9:00am - noon - Arts / Entertainment

Invasive Plant Pull to Commemorate September 11
Learn how to identify invasive plants, proper methods of eradicating and removing invasive plants and give back to the community in honor of 9/11 with the AmeriCorps and Arlington's Invasive Plant Removal team on Fri., Sept. 14, 9:00am - noon at James Haley Park. Read the Invasive Plant Pull PDF for more information.

For ages 9 to adult. If under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. 
2400 South Meade Street
Arlington, VA 22202

For more information go to or contact Sarah Archer at 703-228-1862 or

Thu, September 10 - Parks / Recreation

Teens will have fun, make new friends and develop skills at FREE after school programs at Arlington Mill, Gunston, Thomas Jefferson and Lubber Run Community Centers. Lots to do including music, dance, games, cooking, art, sport games and activities chosen by teens themselves. Registration starts Sept. 8. For more info visit the program web page

Sat, September 12 - Parks / Recreation

 Bring your dog out for a fun day of exploration and learn about their ancestry. For teens and adults ages 16 and up. Well socialized dogs only, please. Participants are required to keep their dog on a six foot leash, have current vaccinations and licensing and pick up after their dog.
Pre-registration is required for these free programs.  Learn more here or register

·         Bark Rangers - Saturday, Sept. 12, 10-11 a.m., Gulf Branch Nature Center

·         Naturalist Guided Trail Sniff - Saturday, Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m., Potomac Overlook Nature Center

·         The Wild in Your Dog - Saturday, Nov. 7, 10-11 a.m., Long Branch Nature Center

Sun, August 20 - County Events

Arlington County Fair

Join in on the fun August 17-21 as Thomas Jefferson Community Center is transformed into a special place with something for everyone to see. Enjoy competitive exhibits, midway rides and games, entertainment, vendors, racing piglets and more. This is one of the largest free events on the East Coast and has been providing quality entertainment for more than 35 years. Shuttle service is provided from locations throughout Arlington. For more info visit the Fair page. Visit the county area indoors and meet @arlingtontnb :)

                              Indoor Hours        /     Outdoor Hours
Wed Aug 16,          n/a                               5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thurs Aug 17          n/a                               5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri, Aug 18         4 p.m. – 10 p.m           2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat, Aug 19            10 a.m. – 9 p.m.         10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun, Aug 20       11 a.m. – 7 p.m.         11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

11am-4pm - Other

As you  may know Special Olympics is a nonprofit that offers year-round Olympic type sports and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. Athletes nor their families are charged for their involvement with our programs. We rely solely on donations (individual and corporate) to cover the cost of programs.  We also host special events to raise these additional funds. On September 22nd at Dulles International Airport we will have the 20th Anniversary of the Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull®, Special Olympics Virginia’s “heaviest” fundraiser! We are in need of volunteer groups to make this event a success and we hope you can assist us in this "weighty" milestone! To sign up please click on the following link: event is from 11am-4pm and is an all-day volunteer opportunity. We need volunteer assistance in the following areas: concessions, kids truck pull, team registration, souvenir sales, kids zone/activities, airport tour and water sales.  Volunteers will receive lunch and an event t-shirt.   

If you think you are strong enough you can also enter a team here:  

Each team has 25 members on it and the minimum donation to participate is $1250.  That can be paid for via a company donation, through fundraising done by your team members, or both!  More information can be found on the event site,  

If you have any questions please contact Veronica Jennings at We look forward to hearing from you! 

Thu, June 5 - Arts / Entertainment

Tonight, June 5th @ 7:00 pm

The Wakefield Warriors Choir and Orchestra will be performing tonight in the auditorium at 7:00 pm.  

Come early and support your musicians, we have pizza and sweets for sale!

Thank you for your support of these fabulous student musicians.  

6 pm 9/8/12 - County Events

 Registration is open for the Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9-11 Memorial 5K, set for Saturday, Sept. 8 in Crystal City.

The event sold out about a week ahead of last year’s race day, said race organizer and retired Arlington County Police Capt. Matt Smith. Registration is capped at 5,000 runners.

The race starts at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City (300 Army Navy Drive). Runners can register online for $25 through Aug. 3, $30 from Aug. 4 to Sept. 7 and $35 on race day. Team registration ends on Sept. 1. 

Sun, October 28 - Other

Registration is full, but there are other events happening, or you can come cheer on the finishers at Iwo Jima!

August 12, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am - County Events


The Junior Walkabout begins and ends at the Columbia Pike Library/Arlington Career Center complex, 816 South Walter Reed DriveThe route covers less than one mile and the tour will last less than an hour. The Walkabout is free of charge and will take place rain or shine!

As an added bonus, Pike Hike II Junior walkers will receive a FREE one-way ticket for a shuttle ride from the Career Center to the Arlington County Fairgrounds at Thomas Jefferson Community Center on August 12, the final day of the 2012 Fair!

August 23, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Libraries


End of Summer Ice Cream Party: Summer Reading 2012 for Teens–Central

Join the Library Youth Services crew for the end of summer wrap party! They’ll have ice cream sundaes, gaming, door prizes and best of all–they’ll draw the winner of a grand prize. One lucky reader will go home with a $100 Visa Gift Card! 

Turn in your Teen Book Log by Aug. 21 to enter. You do NOT need to be present to win. 

1-3 pm 10/6 - Parks / Recreation

It's Dogtober Day & Barkers Bash 10th year!
Join us on October 6, 1-3pm at Lacey Woods Park, (1200 N. George Mason Drive) for a dog-gone good time at Dogtober Day show categories will include Best Kisser, Best Tail Wagger, Best Pet Tricks, and more! Join in on the fun at Barkers Bash with You and Me Agility, Chicken Chase, and Doggie Distraction. Prizes and ribbons for ALL events! Check out exhibitors such as AWLA, local dog rescue groups, and your favorite pet stores. Sponsored by Arlington County Park Rangers and Blue Buffalo Company. Interested in sponsoring this event? Please call 703-525-0168.

6:30-9:30 pm - Other


Between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, residents are invited to turn on their porch lights and mingle as part of National Night Out. More than 100 communities in Virginia have registered to participate.

The idea is that if people better get to know each other and local police, then they will be more likely to work together to help keep their neighborhoods safe.

The Arlington County Police Department will have officers attending four events Tuesday:

  • Noon to 8 p.m. at Fort Henry Gardens, 2470 S. Lowell St.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. at Douglas Park, 1718 S. Quincy St.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. at Park Glen Condominiums, 824 S. Arlington Mill Drive

This nationwide event began in the 1970s as a way to get people out of their homes and to meet each other with the common purpose of making communities safer by raising crime prevention awareness.

More information on National Night Out is available at

Fri, November 6 - Arts / Entertainment

free Wi-fi for your handheld devices

Comfy chairs


Clay table

3Doodler pens

Café with pizza, snacks and drinks (modest donation)

Google Virtual Reality Cardboard Viewer- bring your cell phone with the "VR cardboard" app installed if you'd like to try it.

Pizzas delivered at 6:30 and 7:30. Ledo, Bozzelli's and Lost Dog.

AHCA is hosting this event with support from Arlington Teen Programs.

Questions or suggestions: Mike Dowell,

Fri, Nov 06, 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 06, 9:00 PM
735 18th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
TWEEN NIGHT. Ages 10 and up. This Friday, Nov 6, Aurora Hills Community Center, 6-9pm

7 am - Parks / Recreation

Summer Camp Registration!

Register for Arlington Summer Camps starting on Wed., Feb. 17 at 7 a.m.

Note:  Camp registration day is THE BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR for the registration office. Be sure you have all the information you need prior registration day.  Learn more here.



Sat, March 30 - Other

Amnesty International sponsored 

Register here

The following businesses have provided prizes so far:
Casual Adventure
Sun and Moon Yoga
Green Pig Bistro
Mister Days
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
Mad Rose Tavern
KinderHaus Toys
Panera Bread
Silver Diner
Dupont Coffee

In-kind donations have been received from:
Honest Tea
MOM's Organic Market
Bruegger's Bagels
The race will be at Bluemont Park on March 30th -- registration begins at 7:00 and a dynamic warm-up with Orlando James, top area athletic trainer, begins at 7:30 AM.  

Sun, March 17 - Other

Little Friends For Peace is offering peace leadership training for youth on the third Sunday of the month through May. Topics include: Discovering Peace; Caring for Self, Others, and the Earth; and Non-violent Conflict Resolution. $20 per session. Lunch available for $5 or bring your own. Register here. For more information, contact MJ Park 

12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month (Mar.17, Apr.21, May 19).

UUCA: 4444 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22204

Sat, January 18 - Arts / Entertainment




Saturday, January 18, 2014

11am - 5pm

All activities are bilingual


at Rosslyn Spectrum

1611 North Kent St. "LL" Level, Arlington, VA 22209

(Rosslyn Metro Station - ‘Orange’ and ‘Blue’ Lines)


A full day of theater and much more!

Rosslyn Spectrum

Wed, October 3 - Arts / Entertainment

ABBIE Awards

It's time to cast your vote for Arlington's best businesses! The 2012 People's Choice ABBIE Awards are accepting nominations for businesses in categories ranging from Best Brunch to Best Place to Work Out from now through Oct. 3!

Once nominations are selected, vote for your favorite business Oct. 17 - Nov. 9. The ABBIE Awards winners will be announced at the County Board meeting on Nov. 27. 

6:30pm 8/18 - Arts / Entertainment

Come to our Bat Fest

A flying mammal, a prolific bug hunter, and a furry food pollinator all in one?  What is this amazing creature?  A bat!  Learn more about Arlington’s amazing flying night life at the seventh annual Bat Fest Arlington on Saturday, August 18, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 Military Road, Arlington, VA 22207). Take part in games, crafts, a bat gallery tour, and a batty nature trail walk illuminated with glow sticks.  Learn how to protect bat habitat and about white nose syndrome from the experts. Bat Fest Arlington is sponsored by The Save Lucy Campaign and Gulf Branch Nature Center, part of the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Stop Bullying Video Challenge - Other

The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention invite youth ages 13 to 18 to create 30- to 60-second public service announcements as part of the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. Video submissions should showcase ways the youth are taking action against bullying and promoting kindness and respect within their communities. The grand prize is $2,000 and two runner-ups will each receive $500. The three winning videos will be featured on Entries must be received by 11 p.m. ET on October 14, 2012

Wed, November 7 - Arts / Entertainment

Call for Entries to the 2012 Rosebud Film & Video Festival is underway! Enter your video for a chance to be selected to receive one of five $1,000.00 cash prizes. Entries in this year's festival must be received by November 5, 2012. For more information, visit our website at: 

or call Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388

For twenty-one years the Rosebud Festival has awarded large cash prizes, film and video products, public screenings, and other promotional opportunities to deserving film and video artists.  Works completed between October 1, 2010 and October 28, 2012 are eligible. The Rosebud Festival honors works that are innovative, experimental, unusual and deeply personal.

The Rosebud Festival will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 in the Dome Theater at Artisphere, in Arlington, Virginia. The Rosebud Awards Gala will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Clarendon Ballroom, in Arlington, Virginia.

7 PM - Sports

Dear Wakefield Community:

There will be several seminars to educate parents, coaches, and athletes about concussions held in Arlington:

•              Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 pm at Wakefield High School - Auditorium

•              Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Location TBA 

These sessions will be loaded with information.  We hope you will attend one of these seminars. 


Noel B. Deskins

Wakefield High School

Director of Student Activities

4901 S. Chesterfield Road

Arlington, VA 22206


11am - 3 pm 9/22 - Parks / Recreation

Family Fun Day in the Park!

Come enjoy a day of FREE outdoor family fun on Sat., Sept. 22, 11am-3pm, at Bluemont Park! We have something for everyone including an inflatable obstacle course, sports games, minute to win it challenges and family bingo. We will have the grill going so feel free to bring something to grill or pack a picnic lunch! Due to limited parking, we encourage you to walk, bike or car pool to the park if you can.

Mon, October 15 - County Events

The voter registration deadline for this election is Monday, Oct. 15.

Please visit the Arlington Election Information page for more details. 

5-9 pm 9/29 - Parks / Recreation

Arlington Youth Fitness & Wellness Expo

Discover a plethora of youth-based fitness offerings in our community! The FREE expo held on Sat., Sept. 29, 5-9pm at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, is open to all ages and will feature a Parkour demo, sports and fitness demos, inflatable moon bounces and slides, an obstacle course, live performances and more! Visit our interactive information tables to get the latest on classes and workshops, sports organizations, dance/theater groups, community groups and Arlington Ninja Warrior. While you are there, don't forget to sign up for the award-winning Arlington Teen Fitness Challenge!

1:30-4:30pm 10/26 - Sports

 Pick up at TJ 

970011 - Bowling Trip

Fees: $12 Ages 10-18
Price includes 2 slices of pizza, drink. Shoes and 2 games.
Please bring or wear socks. 
Discounts do NOT apply.

Tue, April 21 - School

What is your map story? What would you create using maps and your passions and imagination? HBW 8th graders will be telling a variety of stories, both fanciful and factual, through their personal map projects. Join us in HBW’s gym to see and hear about their projects and to see the centerpiece: a Cupcake Map of the World! The map will be made of over 4,000 cupcakes – if you’d like to make a dozen to help us make up the ocean, please bring your blue-frosted cupcakes to the gym on the morning of Tuesday, April 21. Construction is from 9:30 am-12:30 pm; School Viewing from 1:30-3:30 pm, and a Public Viewing from 6:00-7:00 pm. We’ll deconstruct (and eat) the map starting at: 7:00 pm. Donations of $1 or more will get you a box of cupcakes to enjoy at home. Follow the project on Twitter @HBWCupcakeMap

3:30 pm 9/19 - Other


7th Annual Scholar's Cup Arlington Chamber of Commerce Arlington, VA

Date: 9/19/2012
Time: 3:30 PM TO 7:00 PM

Upton Hill Regional Park
6060 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205

(703) 525-2400

Fri, September 14 - School

 See how you can shape the future, develop new skills, be a leader, and be heard.

  • Application Deadline is September 14th, 2012
  • Internship Dates: September 24-December 31
  • Mandatory Overnight Training Retreat - September 21-23, 2012
    Overnight Retreat @ Camp Fraiser 101 Springvale Rd Great Falls, VA 22066
  • Must be between the ages of 14-18 years old, and a high school student. 

Participate in the National Youth Congress and see how you can shape the future, develop new skills, be a leader, and be heard! The National Youth Congress prepares youth for real world job experiences. Youth participate in a 10-week paid internship with Arlington County Department of Recreation . County staff will provide hands-on opportunities for youth to work in their chosen field of service.

Participants in the National Youth Congress must attend the overnight training retreat. Transportation departs from and returns to Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St., S., Arlington, VA 22204.

To participate in the National Youth Congress, complete and return the application (PDF) by September 14, 2012. For more information, call Desi Jerry: 703-228-7781 or (TTY 703-228-4743).

Sat, September 15 - Arts / Entertainment

Alexandria Story Festival (September 15)

A free festival for preK - high school students will take place at T. C. Williams from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event will feature great authors reading and signing books as well as raffle prizes and hands-on activities. 

Sat, October 13 - County Events

Energy Scavenger Hunt: Win Great Prizes!

Saturday October 13, 2012
1pm – 3pm

Come hunt for energy-saving measures that make Arlington a leader in sustainability.  We'll provide you with tips and clues to get you from point to point around the Virginia Square area.  You’ll collect energy saving answers and prizes along the way.  All finishers will be entered for a chance to win one of four $25 raffle items to: Pacers Running Store, Revolution Cycles, Bayou Bakery, or Northside Social.  Learn more and register at:


11am-5pm - Arts / Entertainment

Clarendon Day 2012 has a bit of everything for everyone.  Runners of all ages can participate in the Pacer’s 10k/5k/Kids Dash. Everyone can enjoy local music on two music stages. More than a dozen local restaurants will be offering a wide range of delicious treats, and of course we’ll have beverages to quench your thirst.

New in 2012! This year we’re introducing the Clarendon Alliance Battle of the Bands featuring many groups enrolled in local schools. IOTA Club & Cafe is working to bring great talent to the Car Free Diet stage again this year. The line-ups for both stages will be announced as September 22 approaches. We’re all looking forward to another year of great music at Clarendon Day.

If you or your group is interested in performing at Clarendon Day in the Battle of the Bands, please click here.

Wed, October 3 - Other

 International Walk and Bike to School Day THIS WEDNESDAY, October 3!

1 pm - Libraries 

October 13, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-4822
Featured Event
Tags: @ Central

Grab your walking shoes!  Bring friends and family and hunt energy-saving measures that make Arlington a leader in sustainability.  You’ll have tips and clues to get you from point to point around the Virginia Square area, starting at Central Library

You’ll collect energy saving answers along the way.  Plus, a limited number of energy and water saving devices will be placed throughout the course for you to collect and take home. 

Participants will return to Central Library where all finishers will be entered for a chance to win one of four raffle items:

  • $25 gift card to Pacers Running Store
  • $25 gift card to Revolution Cycles
  • $25 gift card to Bayou Bakery
  • $25 gift card to Northside Social

The event will be held rain or shine.

Register Today – It’s Free!

Presented in partnership with the Arlington Department of Environmental Services, Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emissions.


Mon, October 1 - School

Fri, September 28 - Sports


Sat, September 29 - School

Tue, October 2 - County Events

Fri, October 12 - Sports

Sat, October 13 - School

Mon, October 8 - County Events

7pm - Arts / Entertainment

 October 25-27- Fall Play 


7 pm - Arts / Entertainment

 Fall Play

Tue, November 6 - School

 end of period work day/ no school for students


Sat, October 6 - School

6:30pm - Other

  • Thursday, October 25, 2012
    6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Register online now!
  • Faifax County Public School program

4-5pm 10/15 - Libraries

Hey teens–Whether you’re thinking about writing an entire novel in one month, or just want to do a little creative writing, you’ll want to join us for this fun afternoon.

Local author Morgan Keyes will tell us about her process and lead everyone in some writing exercises to get our brains in gear.

Sat, September 29 - Arts / Entertainment

  Head to Lubber Run Park as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of Bolivia to Arlington at Bolivian Cultural Night. Presented by Comite ProBolivia, the ensemble showcases the ancestral dances of the rich Bolivian culture. The organization includes more than 2,000 youth members, many of whom reside in Arlington.

Sun, September 30 - Arts / Entertainment



SUN., SEPT. 30

Thomas Jefferson Community Center

Fri, October 19 - Arts / Entertainment

NOTIFICATION DATE: November 5, 2012
EXHIBITION DATES: January 18, 2013 - March 24, 2013

AAC is very pleased to announce the two exciting jurors, Melissa Messina, Senior Curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Kathryn Wat, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, who will select the artwork for INTERWOVEN: Art.Craft.Design.

This exhibition seeks to emphasize and expand the creative dialog around the ever-blurring boundaries between craft, design and fine art. The jurors are especially interested in artists who explore DIY practices, engage in the reclamation of craft-based materials, re-examine design aesthetics, and otherwise reinvent cross-disciplinary genres within the dialog of contemporary art.

Artists may submit up to three projects or series, completed in the last three years, for consideration. The jurors will pick as many projects from a given artist as they like.This national show is open to cutting edge contemporary artists working in any/all media, and who live or work in the continental United States.


7:30 PM 10/20 - Arts / Entertainment

Dana McCarthy, Music Director 

ACO and Friends
A Celebration of ACO’s Inaugural Season "Inspiring a Community"
Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm
Kenmore Middle School Black Box Theatre
200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington
Free Admission, donations welcome
Snacks and Beverages Provided
Featuring Brian Jones, Clarinet
Elizabeth Brewster, Cello
And members of the Arlington Philharmonic
Please join us for an extraordinary evening of music and friendship in an informal setting
Table seating on a first come first served basis
Sponsored by the Arlington Adult Education Program
Arlington Public Schools

12 pm 10/7 - Sports


5K Race

October 7, 2012
5K start: noon

Course: Bluemont Picnic Shelter, Arlington, VA

T-shirt: short-sleeve technical shirt guaranteed for all runners registered by September 21.

Online registration: closes October 6

Race-day registration: $25 on-site starting at 10am

Wheel chairs, strollers and dogs: wheel chairs are very welcomed, and strollers and dogs are allowed on the course. We simply ask that those who bring a stroller or dog please start the race toward the back of the pack. Also, those with dogs MUST have the dog on a short leash to avoid collisions with other participants.

What's Not Allowed: bicycles, scooters and rollerblades/rollerskates are prohibited.

October 7th, 2012 12:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
329 N. Manchester Street
United States

11am-1pm 10/27 - Libraries

Check it out and get involved!

   When: Saturday, October 27th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 Where: Central Library Auditorium

 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Free parking available & Metro accessible

Sponsoring Organizations: Arlington Public Library, Teen Network Board & Volunteer Arlington

Fri, October 19 - School

During school 2012-13 school year, students in Grades 7-12 who are proficient in another language will have the opportunity to take a written exam and possibly earn up to two foreign language credits. Students who are interested can register by filling out the application and returning it your counselor. Applications are due Oct. 19.

Last year, Arlington Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Credit by Exam for World Languages. The agreement allows the participation of APS students in examinations that assess their native language proficiency and, upon satisfactory completion, enables them to earn up to two credits toward fulfilling the three-credit world language requirement for the Advanced Studies Diploma.
The exam is available in 23 languages: Amharic, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Pilipino, Tamil, Telugu, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

There will be two testing dates this school year:
  • Thu, Nov. 8, 4-6 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m.

Tests will be given on both dates at the Career Center. Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the exam. 

For more information on this initiative, or to print the registration form, please

2 pm 10/13 - Libraries



Columbia Pike Libray
October 13 at 2pm 

Artist Ric Garcia will lead a fast paced art making workshop for teens using collage, paper stencil screens and a unique stamping technique to create contemporary looking prints with a “silk screen print feel.”

These one of a kind prints–known as monotypes–use materials around the home or that can be bought at a local department store. One unique and important tool to this process is made from a large cardboard box. This clean frame work station is yours to take home.
Ric will discuss his artwork and share why he became an artist, the importance of keeping a sketchbook and how his Hispanic heritage inspires his work.  



7 pm - School

Tech Class: SAT Test Prep–Central

  1. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Thu, October 25 - County Events

Community Meeting: Ending Homelessness-Your Role–Central

When: October 25, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

A community meeting to discuss the County’s strategy for ending homelessness — and YOUR role in the solution. Presented in partnership with the Arlington County Department of Human Services.

Tue, October 30 - Libraries


Halloween Cupcake Decorating Grades 6-12–Central

When: October 30, 2012 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Services , 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington,VA 22201, USA

Come make some scary but sweet Halloween treats! Learn more about Kids Events at the Library.

7 pm - School

Dear Wakefield Community: 

Wakefield High School Physical Education Department is pleased to invite you to:

Family Fitness Night

Come experience some of the activities that are offered to your students, including: volleyball, "hoops" games, badminton, bowling, fitness demonstrations, relays, and other activities.  Come dressed to move!

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Check-in

7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Warm-ups

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Physical Education Activities (in both gyms)

Please visit our website for more information and for the form to register for the event.

Wakefield HS Gymnasium

Monday, October 29, 2012

7:00 to 8:30 pm


4-5 pm - Libraries


When:  December 3, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Services
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-7692
Tags: @ Central NANOWRIMO

For those teens who attempted the challenge of trying to write a novel in November, we want to celebrate you! Raffles and door prizes!

If you’ve put your work up online and would like to share it with others, be sure to bring the link.

7 pm - School

Sat, October 3 - Arts / Entertainment

Like to run, jump, bounce and flip? Have fun with 19 inflatables Saturday, Oct. 3, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Kids can climb an inflatable rock wall and enjoy arts and crafts projects as well. $3 admission. For more info call 703-228-7780.

TMAD Club is sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation and teaches high school youth leadership skills.  Teens came up with this program as one way to help parents and give back to their own community. The TMAD teenagers are under the supervision of an adult DPR staff during this program. Support high school youth as they gain skills and children enjoy an evening of fun!


Fri, October 26 - School

Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program: Part I (ELP I) is a leadership development and college prep program for Latino youth (8th through 12th grades) offered three times each year in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students participate in activities to increase their leadership and communication skills, self-confidence, and prepare for college. Emerging Leaders matches students with young professional Latino mentors who provide valuable advice in areas such as study skills, goal setting, and career planning.

Students also visit universities, engage in community service, apply for and win scholarships, and are eligible for the Emerging Leaders Program: Part II.

Please visit our website for more information:


…Maximize YOUR Potential…

…Impact YOUR World…

Emerging Leaders Program: Part I will be taking place in
TWO locations this fall!

ARLINGTON Dates & Times:

October 30 through December 8

Tuesdays 6:30pm-9pm
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm

FALLS CHURCH Dates & Times:

October 29 through December 8

Mondays 6:30pm-9pm
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm

Download an application at:

Email completed application to:


Send via mail/deliver to:
2801 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 216
Arlington, VA 22201

Application due by
October 26, 2012


El Programa de Líderes Emergentes: Parte I (ELP I) es un programa del desarrollo de liderazgo que se lleva a cabo durante la primavera, el verano, y el otoño. ELP I prepara a los estudiantes Latinos para la universidad con talleres que incluyen visitas a universidades, actividades de servicio comunitario, e interacción con mentores.

Todos los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de solicitar una beca al fin del programa. Los estudiantes que completan con éxito ELP I son elegibles para continuar desarrollando su liderazgo a través del Programa de Líderes Emergentes: Parte II (ELP II), un multi-año programa de preparación para la universidad.

¡Obtenga más información sobre el proceso de solicitud y selección, y el programa! Llama al 703-228-2560 o visite nuestra página web

Are you a Latino professional?

Mentor a Latino high school student this fall,
and change their life and yours...

Download the mentor application at this link.

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Educación Para Nuestro Futuro

2801 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 216

Arlington, VA 22201


Phone: 702-228-2560 Fax: 703-228-2562


10:18 on 10/18 - Other

Participate in the Great SouthEast Shakeout

 October 18, 2012 at  10:18 AMThe largest earthquake drill is just around the corner, and those who live, work and play in Arlington are encouraged to participate.

Where: Home or office


What  can you do to participate?

Before October 18:

  • Consider what may happen when an earthquake shakes your area. Plan what you will do now to prepare, so that when it happens you will be able to protect yourself and then recover quickly. See this page for what to do if you have a disability or an activity limitation.
  • Download Audio and Video “Drill Broadcast” recordings that have been created to provide instructions during your drill (Video versions have text captions).
  • Talk to other people or organizations about what they have done, and encourage them to join you in getting more prepared. Display posters around your community, classroom, or office space and provide flyers for further information.

On October 18:

  • Drop, Cover, and Hold OnDrop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds). Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes!
  • While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after? What will you do before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly recover?
  • Finally, practice what your community will do after the shaking stops.



Thu, October 18 - School

On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19, the H-B Woodlawn Class of 2014 is bringing back the HB Haunted House! Last year's house was spooky and fun and we're busy making this year's house even creepier. It will be a fun Halloween experience for all who dare to enter -- all in 6th grade and up are welcome! 

In addition, there will be a Scream on the Green on Friday night, with an outdoor movie, popcorn, and hot apple cider. Kids can come, set up a blanket, and watch this year's movie, "The Addams Family."

Tickets will be $4 for the first trip through the Haunted House ($2 per subsequent entry) and $5 for the movie. On Friday there will also be an option for a $10 ticket that provides access to unlimited entries into the house and a seat at Scream on the Green. Snacks will be extra. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2014 and Doorways

What:  HB's Haunted House

Where:  H-B Woodlawn, 4100 N. Vacation Lane 

When:  Thursday & Friday, Oct. 18 and 19, 7-9 p.m.

Who:  Students in 6th grade and above.

7:30 pm - Sports

The Wakefield Varsity Football team invites you to participate in "PINK NIGHT" on October 19.  If you plan to attend the game Friday night, please wear something PINK to help increase the awareness about Breast Cancer.  The varsity football players will wear PINK socks to raise awareness about breast cancer.  Wakefield will host the Jeb Stuart Raiders at 7:30 pm.

Did you know?

Fact #1: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

The second leading cause of death among women (lung cancer is first), breast cancer is also the most common cancer, excluding skin cancers.

Fact #2: Mammography is the most reliable way to detect breast cancer.

The use of high-quality mammography is the most reliable way to detect breast cancer. In fact, because of its increased use, most women are diagnosed in the early stages.  But Sometimes mammograms may not be enough.

Fact #3: Many factors are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.  The presence of these risk factors does not mean you are likely to get the disease, and their absence does not offer absolute protection either. For example, a family history of breast cancer is considered a principal risk factor. Yet 80%-90% of women who get the disease have no known family history.

Sat, November 3 - Parks / Recreation


kickballDoorways for Women and Families' Community Kickball Competition will be held Saturday November 3rd at Virginia Highlands ParkAll proceeds will go to Doorways, and each participant will count toward their total number of Help the Homeless Walkathon Walkers, which can help earn Doorways up to an additional $10,000! Participants must be at least 15 years oldThere will be food and fun for kids. If you're interested in registering, please email



Sun, November 4 - Sports


race oddsThe National Race Against the Odds 5K will be held on Sunday November 4th at Tuckahoe Park in Arlington. The event is held in memory of four-year-old Alexis Agin, who passed away last year from brain cancer. There will be a lot of fun for kids, including a free kids fun run, moonbounce, face painting, and kids' manicures! CLICK HERE to join Team MONA, either as a runner or a virtual supporter. Even if you are not able to run in the race, your donation will benefit The Cure Starts Now, and help to fund pediatric brain cancer research.


Sat, November 10 - Other

Sweat for Survival Arlington will be held November 10th 
12:00 pm - 1:30pm (please arrive at least 10 minutes early)

Bikram Yoga Arlington

4019 5th Rd. North, Arlington, VA
Hosted MONA. Please come for a 90 minute HOT Bikram Yoga meditation on LIFE and HEALING. $20 donation at the door goes to the American Cancer Society. If you can't join, you can still make your energy felt by donating to the American Cancer Society at Please type in "SWEAT FOR SURVIVAL" right after your last name, separated by a comma. CLICK HERE for details and to RSVP! 

Thu, November 15 - Arts / Entertainment


Thursday, November 15


T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria Details > 

Mon, November 12 - Sports

Arlington House Basketball Registration
The Arlington County House Basketball Registration is open on November 12 for grades 9-12. All Arlington children who live or attend school in the county are eligible to play. Participants will be placed on teams based on the school he/she attends or the school district in which he/she lives. Practices begin in January for grades 9-12. Games begin in December or January. For grades 4-12, returning players from 2011-2012 rosters will get priority to remain on their previous year's team if they register before October 15 / November 30.

We encourage everyone to sign up to play! More information and online registration.

8:30am-4:30pm - Libraries

When: November 3, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free for Friends of the Library members/ donations
Contact: 703-228-6330
Featured Event
Friends Book Sale 2
Tags: @ Central Friends of the Library

Sponsored by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library

Join us Saturday, Nov. 3 for Arlington Puzzle Festival 2012 – a celebration of words, logic, numbers and thinking and a place to meet other puzzle fanatics in a friendly, fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Crossword puzzles will be provided by New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz. Sudoku puzzles will be provided by U.S. and world champion Thomas Snyder.

Register for Arlington Puzzle Festival 2012*

Registration available at the door on first come, first served basis

Download and print the Arlington Puzzle Festival flyer (pdf)


  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration Opens
  • 8:45 a.m – Kick-off
  • 9:00 a.m. – First Speaker
  • 9:30 a.m. – Second Speaker
  • 10:00 a.m. – Crossword Tournament Begins (Crossword tournament runs through lunch, until 1:30 p.m.)
  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch Delivered (participants will have the option of ordering lunch before the tournament)
  • 12:00 p.m. – Third Speaker
  • 12:45 p.m. – Crossword Finals
  • 1:30 p.m. – Sudoku Tournament Begins
  • 3:00 p.m. – OCTO Competition/Scavenger Hunt ends
  • 3:30 p.m. – Sudoku Finals
  • 4:00 p.m. – Awards/Closing

Prizes will be awarded to winning competitors.

*Participation will be free for current members of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library, with a suggested donation for non-members. All proceeds will go to help support library outreach activities and advancement of the Library’s collection.

4-5:30 pm - Libraries

National Novel Writing Month Teen Meet Up–Central

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

11am-3pm - County Events

INOVA Blood Drive–Central 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Mon, November 26 - School

\The  YHS PTA Meeting For the Month of November
will be Monday, 11/26/12

7:30 PM, YHS Cafeteria

Sat, November 10 - School

H-B is partnering with Tuckahoe Elementary in order to join forces and provide even greater resources and funds to our H2O for Life school that we will support.  All proceeds from the 5K will support a complete clean water and sanitation program at Mapanga Primary School in Malawi, Africa. Register now at


9:20 A.m. - School

 HB Town Meeting every Thursday.

7-9pm - Other

What's the Big Deal? Teen marijuana use: it’s illegal, it’s unhealthy, and it has serious consequences.
Please join us for a discussion about marijuana use in Arlington. Bring a teen, bring a friend, bring a neighbor. Let’s talk about it. Our panel includes:
- an emergency room M.D.
- a scientist from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
- an Arlington police officer
- a young adult in recovery who will talk about his journey with high school substance abuse
You’ll leave this discussion with ideas about how you can make a difference in your family and community.
WHEN: November 29, 2012 WHERE: Arlington Central Library Auditorium TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm For more information, visit or email This program is sponsored in cooperation with the READY Coalition and the Teen Network Board (projects of the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families) and the Family Network of Arlington.

Wed, November 7 - School

 High School Information Night Rescheduled for Wed, Nov. 7

Due to the current weather-related school closures, the annual APS High School Information Night, originally scheduled for tonight, has been rescheduled for Wed, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School.

Because of this change, the International Baccalaureate Information Night, slated for Nov. 7 at Washington-Lee High School has been rescheduled to Wed, Nov. 14 from 7-8 pm.

Wakefield High School's Spanish Immersion presentation scheduled for Nov, 7 will also be rescheduled. A new date and time has not been selected yet.

Sun, December 16 - Arts / Entertainment

 Kennedy Center Seeks Nominations for Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

A select number of teachers will each receive a $10,000 award in appreciation to their contributions to the field of teaching. Nominations are due December 16.

3 pm - Arts / Entertainment

Arlington Philharmonic will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School.

Fri, November 30 - Other

The NCSC is collecting new and gently used coats for those in need from now until November 30, 2012. Donated coats will be professionally cleaned and distributed to Community residents and clients of the A-SPAN Emergency Winter Shelter. Distribution will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 8am - 10am!
Please drop off donations at

Nauck Community Services Center, 2229 S. Shirlington Road, Arlington (weekdays 10am - 4pm)
Contact us for more information: (703) 229-5650 or

Tue, November 13 - School

November 13 - PTA Meeting

November 13 - Winter Sports "Meet the Coach" Night

November 14 - IB Information Night

November 15 - Report Cards issued

November 15 - High School Information Sessions

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 - Holiday Bazaar

December 5 - Financial Aid Seminar

December 5 - IB Information Night

December 7 - Early Release 

December 11 - High School Information Sessions

December 11 - Orchestra Concert

December 12 - Choral Concert

December 13 - Band Concert

December 24-January 1 - Winter Break

January 2 - Teacher Work Day

January 7 - Financial Aid Seminar

January 9 - Sophomore Information Night

January 11-18 - 2nd Quarter Exams and makeups

January 15 - High School Information Session

January 16 - Central Arlington Pyramid Choral Concert

January 18 - Grading period ends

January 21 - Martin Luther King holiday

January 22 - Teacher Work Day  

6:30 pm - School

- Financial Aid Seminar 
W-L Little Theater

Eric Hill

Thu, November 29 - Other

Marijuana: What’s the Big Deal? 
Teen marijuana use: it’s illegal, it’s unhealthy, and it has serious consequences.

Thu, Nov. 29 7 to 9 p.m.
Sponsored in cooperation with the READY Coalition and the Teen Network Board (projects of the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families) and the Family Network of Arlington.

Please join us for a discussion about marijuana use in Arlington. Bring a teen, bring a friend, bring a neighbor. Let’s talk about it.

Our panel includes:

  • An emergency room M.D.
  • A scientist from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • An Arlington police officer
  • A young adult in recovery who will talk about his journey with high school substance abuse

You’ll leave this discussion with ideas about how you can make a difference in your family and community.

For more information, visit or email
Location: Arlington Central Library Auditorium 1015 N Quincy St Arlington VA 22201

Wed, December 5 - School


IB Information Night

12/5/2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


IB Office
Phone: 703-228-6234






12/6/12 6-8:30pm - School


Rich Choices for World Language Study in Arlington Middle Schools and High Schools

12/6/2012 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Come join us for an informative discussion of what options Arlington Public Schools offers your child in the next school year and about the practical benefits of learning a foreign language early. Questions will be welcome.  We’ll also talk about summer programs, opportunities for fellowships and other support for language study during and after high school.  Interested students are also welcome.

Speakers will include Dr. Rick Jackson, Senior Research Associate, National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland, and long time chair (now assistant chair) of the World Languages Advisory Committee (WLAC); Marleny Perdomo, Supervisor of APS World Languages and a panel of APS high schoolstudents.

Sponsored by Arlington Public Schools World Language Office and the Citizen’s World Language Advisory Committee.  For more information contact: Caroline Bosc at or Marleny Perdomo at .

Sat, December 1 - Arts / Entertainment


Holiday Bazaar

12/1/2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


More than 60 local artisans will be showing quality gift items for sale, including handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, glassware, pet items and clothing. W-L clubs and sports teams will be selling holiday greenery, poinsettias, citrus, nuts and other items.  Enjoy home-made multi-ethnic food and baked goods while you shop. There will be musical performances by the Madrigals and other school musical groups. This event is sure to get you into the holiday spirit, so come get a jump on your holiday shopping.  Free parking is available in the I-66 parking garage off Stafford St.

This event is sponsored by (and is a fundraiser for) Washington-Lee Class of 2013.

7 -8 pm Monday 1/7/13 - School




All are welcome to attend.


Eric Hill
Phone: 703-228-6228





Little Theate

Fri, May 9 - Arts / Entertainment

How much: $10 per person
When: May 2,3,9,10 (Premiere – May 2nd)
What time: 7pm
Where: Auditorium

Sat, November 17 - Arts / Entertainment

 The United States Navy Concert Band
will be giving a free concert at
Yorktown High School on
Saturday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. 

Sat, November 17 - Sports


9:00 am (10K); 9:10am (1 Mile Run/Walk)
Title: Rediscovery 10k Walk/Run
Event Website: 
Description: Event is to celebrate the successes of individuals with brain injuries and other neurological disabilities to provide unique services that make a difference.
Location: Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter
Location Website:  
Transportation: Metro Bus 1B,C,D,E,F,Z
Sponsor Name:  
Contact Name: Marianne Talbot
Contact Phone: 202 230-4257
Cost: $30.-$38.

Fri, November 16 - Libraries

Friday, November 16.  Writer's Cafe for Teens: Fan Fiction 101.  Get your story started with characters you already love!  Cherrydale Library. 4-5 p.m.   For more information, visit
Monday, November 19.  Writer's Cafe for Teens. NANOWRIMO Meet Ups. A space for teens to write. Bring your laptops or pencil/paper. Chairs, outlets, and refreshments available. 4-5:30 p.m. Central Library.  For more information, visit

Sun, November 18 - Other


Sunday, November 18.  
Thanksgiving Carnival:  An Event for Families Living with Loss. Any family who has experienced loss related to death, serious illness or incarceration is invited to come have fun with us.  Carnival games, karaoke, face painting, corndogs, popcorn, and cotton candy for the kids.  Adult workshops  on how to navigate the upcoming holidays with the changes their families are experiencing.  3:00-5:00 p.m.  Boys & Girls Club, 9501 Dean Park Lane, Manassas, VA.  RSVP to or 703/580-8995.  Sponsored by Seasons of Hope and the Salvation Army.

Sun, January 31 - County Events

Be a player in this interactive life-size board game!

Saturday, January 31, 2016
Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington, VA 22206

Doors Open at 1 P.M. ~ Last Game Begins at 4 P.M.
Game Takes About One Hour ~Open to All Ages


Tue, December 29 - Arts / Entertainment
leave fromD ate/Time
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center
Room 35

Parking: Ample

Ages: 11-17, Family Friendly

Cost: $25

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Join us for four fun-packed hours of unlimited video games and indoor rides and attractions such as, laser tag, bumper cars, mini bowling, rock wall climbing, and our spinning tea cups.

As a added bonus, each trip participant will receive $5 to use on any ride or game, two slices of pizza, and one 16 oz. drink!

To register, please use activity code 720216-B and fill out the Official Teen Registration form.

For more information, please contact 703-228-7783 Se habla Espanol. 

Thu, March 12 - Arts / Entertainment

Fine Arts Apprentice Program – Accepting Applications for the 2015-16 School Year

The Fine Arts Apprentice Program provides specialized experiences beyond the regular art, music and drama curriculum for selected high school students (rising 10th, 11th,or 12th graders). Opportunities for students may include ensemble works, master classes, attendance at professional rehearsals and performances, museum courses, small group instruction, seminars, exhibit and performance opportunities.

Applications for the 2015-16 school year will be due on Tuesday, March 24, 2015


For application information please visit:


Thu, May 21 - Libraries

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For high school students and / or their parents

Thursday, May 21, 5 - 6:30 pm
Arlington Central Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room

1015 N. Quincy Street - Arlington, VA 22201 


Registration is strongly recommended: Register here

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, Director of School Counseling program at GWU, and Jennifer Landis-Santos, Counselor and Career Development Facilitator.
For more information, contact Jennifer at 703-283-6540 or

Mon, December 3 - County Events

Arlington County invites you to join us at a Kick-Off to help us initiate this process to update the Rosslyn Sector Plan!

Where: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

When: December 3, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Map and Directions

At this session you will:

  • Learn about the key project goals and process schedule
  • Learn more about the project scope and core issues to be addressed
  • Offer your ideas and insights on opportunities and challenges facing Rosslyn, helping to identify priorities
  • Learn about next steps and how to continue to be engaged in the process

Fri, November 30 - Arts / Entertainment


 There will be dancing, food, a photo wall, AND... a karaoke contest! In case you want to prepare yourself, here's a brief sampling of songs that are available to sing - there are many more!


1. Gangnam Style (Psy)
2. Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
3. No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
4. Call Me (Blondie)
5. Material Girl (Madonna)
6. Since You’ve Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)
7. Sweet Child of Mine (Guns’n’Roses)
8. Hollaback Girl (Gwen Stefani)
9. Hound Dog (Elvis)
10. Summer Nights (from Grease)
11. Say My Name (Destiny’s Child)
12. My Heart Will Go On (Céline Dion)
13. Love is a Battlefield (Pat Benatar)

14. Genie in a Bottle (Christina Aguilera)
15. At Last (Etta James)
16. Love Story (Taylor Swift)
17. Halo (Beyoncé)
18. My Humps (Black Eyed Peas)
19. I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry)
20. Yellow Submarine (The Beatles) 

To purchase tickets for Student Blowout Night at Dreamgirls, use code EDU25 when purchasing. A valid college or high school ID is required. 

Thu, December 13 - County Events

 Countdown to Graduation & Success Connection


Event:              Program Question & Answer

For:             Applicants, Parents/Legal Guardians, Referral Sources

Location:     Arlington Employment Center

                   2100 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204

Date:      Thursday, December 13, 2012, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Applications must be submitted the week of January 711, 2013.  No paperwork will be accepted after January 11 at 5:00 p.m.  All paperwork can be submitted at the front desk of the Arlington Employment Center in an envelope labeled with the applicant’s name. 


If a student is deemed eligible to participate in the program, he/she will be called for an interview.  Interviews will be held the week of January 21–25, 2013.  Interviews will last 30 minutes.


If the student is accepted into the program, he/she MUST attend a mandatory retreat to be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Arlington Employment Center.  

Thu, December 27 - Parks / Recreation


Title: Teen Drop – In (Brahma Pit)
Date/Time: December 27, 2012, 5:00 - 8:45 PM
Event Website:  
Description: The Teen Brama Pit is an unsupervised drop-in program. There is a game room with a television, billiards table, ping pong table and sofas for just lounging around and enjoying your friends company. There is also a weight room that consists of “free weight
Location: Madison Community Center
Location Website:
Transportation: Metrobus 15L and ART 53
Sponsor Name: Parks and Recreation
Contact Name: Marco Dillon
Contact Phone: 703-228-0552
Cost: Free

Sun, December 16 - Arts / Entertainment

Thomas Jefferson Community Center  3 pm
Presented by Potomac Harmony Chorus

 PHC's annual holiday singalong show. Voluntary donations will be accepted again this year to benefit Doorways, a nonprofit organization that provides a year-round safe shelter to abused and homeless women and families.

Thu, January 22 - County Events

Teens wanted–to apply for the National Youth Congress internship! Selected teens 14-18 will learn about the parks and recreation field and other service jobs; develop career and leadership skills and gain independence. These internships range from office work to assistance in daycare programs to assisting someone who works in a highly ranked job such as marketing. Applications are due February 9. For more information visit our web page or attend the orientation Thursday, Jan. 22, 4-6 p.m. at Arlington Mill Community Center.

Tue, May 9 - Arts / Entertainment

Our site provides in-depth information about schools including: reviews, tuition costs and scholarships.

You can find our site and more information here:

A description you can use on your site can be:

Texas Colleges - Review schools in Texas including reviews, tuition costs and scholarships

Sat, January 12 - School

The Arlington Career Center
816 S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
703-228-5800 Mrs. Nancy Opsut, Principal
For more information call Marketing Committee Chair Laura Murray 703-228-5804 

Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

9:30 a.m. Welcome/Intro Video * Spanish-speaking parents can meet with a translator for a brief orientation.

9:45 a.m. Visit the 1st class that interests you

10:00 a.m. Visit the 2nd class that you find appealing

Can’t make it to the above times?
10:15– 11:30 a.m. Open House/ Drop in

Meet teachers and visit any of our 22 classes. Any questions?

Visit our website:


Fri, October 28 - Parks / Recreation


Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center
3501 S 2nd St
ArlingtonVA 22204
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4:00 pm-11:00 pm

Location- Depart from:
Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center
Parking: Ample
Ages: 11-18, Family Friendly
Cost: $40, plus money for concessions
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Sat, September 9 - Arts / Entertainment

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Dia de Los Muertos

Announcing an open call for artists for our annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition! If you want to be part of this exciting exhibition and celebration event, submit work that responds to the concepts, themes, and imagery of this beloved holida

DEADLINE: September 9, 2016, 5pm


HOW TO APPLY? Submit your application online here!

WHO CAN SUBMIT? Artists living in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.


Submissions should respond to the concepts and imagery of Dia de Los Muertos


WHEN IS THE EXHIBITION? Nov 4 - Dec 18, 2016, with an opening reception and celebration Friday, November 4, 6 - 8 pm

Questions? We're here to help! Email us at

This exhibition and events are organized in collaboration with David Amoroso

image: Matt Sesow, Day of the Dead Riding a Chicken


Call for Artists: Dia de los Muertos


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Sat, September 6 - Arts / Entertainment

 SEPT 6: Home (again) and

AIDS Unanswered

Come to the galleries and hear from the curators and artists of REPRISEDiscussion begins at 1 pm, followed by refreshments at 3 pm. 

Fri, February 15 - Parks / Recreation


2011 Summer Activities Fair Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

6—8  p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 S. 2nd St.)

Visit with about 100 representatives offering summer opportunities for children ages 3-17. Explore a variety of summer camps and programs, including academic and art programs, sports camps, day and overnight camps, and camps offering accommodations for children with special needs.
Watch APS Snapshots featuring the 2011 Summer Activities Fair:

Fri, February 15 - Libraries

Teen Events at Maryland Libraries

Sat, February 2 - County Events

 Saturday, February 2, 2013 (snow date February 9th) at
Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N Stafford Street. Doors open @ 1pm and the last game begins @ 4pm. Raffle prizes for recycled artwork every half-hour!

Come be a player in our interactive life-size board game!  Challenge yourself on everyday actions that have an energy impact as you journey down a path of decisions and chance!

  1. Grab your energy wallet at the door and work to keep your balance in check!
  2. Journey through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall as you make investments, take chances, and earn rewards
  3. Stop off at our bonus blocks and collect clues to advance through the game.
  4. Compare yourself to your friends, neighbors, and other players.  How energy wise are you?


Registration is not required, but your RSVP will help us better plan for the event.  Please let us know below if you plan to come!

Wed, January 16 - Libraries

Meditation Program: “A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping”–Central

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A free introductory meditation program with David Newcomb.

Tue, January 8 - Arts / Entertainment

 Film: “Ides of March” [2011]–Shirlington

6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

The Shirlington Screens series presents Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Paul Giamatti in the recent drama about political skills, ambition and disillusionment.

Rated R, 101 minutes.

Sun, January 20 - Arts / Entertainment

 Film: “Guilty Pleasures” [2011]–Columbia Pike

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Columbia Pike documentary “Insight Film Series” presents a look inside the world of romance novels.

Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. “Guilty Pleasures” portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

An official selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

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7-8:30 pm - Libraries


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Author Lizabeth D. Schuch discusses her long battle with bipolar disorder.

Until she experienced her first manic episode at the age of seventeen, Schuch had little knowledge of mental illness. From that point on, her life would never be the same.

In her memoir, she discusses her 25 years of experience with bipolar disorder, sharing the wisdom attained to break the hold of stigma, shame, and fear surrounding this illness. Schuch reveals the full reality of what living with bipolar looks like. She shares the truth, from its manic and depressive extremes to the life lessons of understanding and maturity necessary to live well in recovery.

Mon, January 28 - Libraries


When:  Back to CalendarJanuary 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Shirlington Branch Library
4200 Campbell Avenue
The Village at Shirlington,Arlington,VA 22206
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-6545
 Tags: @ Shirlington

Join an informal group of writers at the Shirlington Branch for a poetry workshop.

Members write and read original poetry and exchange constructive criticism.

Learn more about the Shirlington Poetry Workshop.

Learn more about Poetry Events at the LibrarAbout the Poetry Workshop

Work on writing exercises, share your original poetry, and exchange constructive criticism.

4th Monday of each month
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Shirlington Branch Library

More information: 703-228-6545.

Wed, January 30 - County Events

Wakefield HS  

Welcomes Delegate Patrick Hope 

Tue, January 22 - Arts / Entertainment

Ski trip - $50 lift ticket and transport

$80 - Lift ticket, Rental and transport

7am at TJ, return 7 PM.  Register at 

Details for Ski-Liberty2012

970012-E (Teen Programs)

Gender: Co-ed
Ages: 10 years to under 19 years
Fee Details:
Fees: $80.00  (Required)
Applicable discounts not applied and Taxes included in price.
Date Time Day Location
01/22/2013 7:00A to 7:00P Tue
3501 S 2nd St
Arlington VA, 22204
All Mountain Package - $80.00
This plan includes access to all open lifts and trails plus use of rental equipment and a class at the skier?s ability.
Please wear appropriate clothing as it will be cold on the mountain. Bring extra money for concessions and the gift shop.

Sat, February 2 - Arts / Entertainment


SAT., FEB. 2 | 703-933-1111

This new dance production for kids and the young at heart is inspired by Frank Dormer’s latest children’s book “The Obstinate Pen.” The humorous story is about a pen with a mind of its own. Children will love Jane Franklin Dance’s lighthearted 30-minute performance, which follows Penny, Aunt Pearl, and young Penelope on a silly and enlightening adventure. Who knows what to do with a pen that has a will of its own? Not Aunt Pearl, Not Pamela Particular. But young Penelope has an idea.

Sun, February 10 - Arts / Entertainment


SUN, FEB. 10

Rock Spring Congregational Church

IBIS celebrates England, with music from Arnold Bax, Vaughan Williams, the rarely heard string quartet of Frederick Delius, and our original arrangement of Delius' lush Walk To Paradise Garden. And expect a paean to classic British rock 'n roll as well! This free concert takes place in the lovely sanctuary of Arlington's Rock Spring Church. Join us a for a post concert reception.

Sat, September 30 - Other

Arlington Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Inc seeks student applicants!

Are you ready to be creative and innovative? Are you ready to turn your talents and passions into a real business? Before you get started, carefully read the six simple application instructions/steps below.

Step 1. Talk to your parent or guardian. You’ll need permission to participate. Specific student and parent/guardian contact information is required to complete the application.

Step 2. Prepare answers to two of the following three questions:

1. Why are you interested in learning about entrepreneurship?
2. If you are currently in the process of launching your own business or social movement or if you have a creative, innovative idea for a business or social movement, please describe.
3. What entrepreneurial story, either from the past or currently, inspires you? Please describe.

Step 3: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:

Describes a situation when you demonstrated at least two of the following characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: persistence, inquisitiveness, self-confidence, tolerance for failure, creativity, innovation, personal initiative, competitiveness, commitment, strong management and organizational skills.

Sun, January 8 - Parks / Recreation

Do Drop In!

Thomas Jefferson
Daily 2:30-9:50pm (Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30pm until closing is adults only.) Drop in for pool, games, ping pong or use the gym for basketball, volleyball or soccer, 703-228-4711

Lubber Run
Fridays 6-9:30pm Game room, pool tables and ping pong table open in a casual atmosphere. (subject to cancellation for special events), 703-228-4717

Monday to Friday, 6-9pm pool, ping pong, table games, and basketball, 703-228-5706

Walter Reed
Monday - Thursday 3:30-6:30pm, Saturday 2-4pm, and Sunday noon to 2pm (ages 15+), Fridays 3:30-10pm and Saturday noon to 2pm (ages 11-14)
Hang out in the Lounge, play table games, ping pong, pool, or foosball, 703-228-0935 

Teen Evening Mix @ Drew

Monday – Thursday 6-10pm, Friday 6-9pm. Activities for 14-18, including arts and crafts, games, sports, speakers, workshops, cooking, music, trips, special events and more, 703-228-5725

Evening Teen Programs

teens roller skatingTeens have fun and make friends at these Center-based programs held September to mid-June. Teens help develop the activities, which can include music, dance, games, cooking, art, soccer, basketball and football. Contact the specific center for details.

  • Carver Center, Monday - Friday 4:30pm-7:30pm (703-228-5706)
  • Lubber Run Teen Game Room (703-228-4717)
  • Saturday Night Café @ TJ, most Saturdays, dates and times vary (703-228-7781)
  • TJ Teen Game Room/Gym (703-228-5920)
  • Teen Skate Night @ TJ, Every Saturday, October 17 – March 27, 9-11pm (703-228-7783) (Note: There will be no skate nights around holiday weekends.)
  • Roller Skating & Teen Sports Nights @ TJ, Every Saturday, October - March, 6:30-8:30 family sakte. 9-11pm teen only (703-228-7783) (Note: There will be no skate nights holiday weekends.)
  • Woodbury Park Teen Club (703-807-1941)

 After School Teen Programs

Teen: have fun, make new friends and develop skills at our after school programs. Center-based programs, held September to mid-June, can include music, dance, games, cooking, art, sport games, and activities chosen by teen participants. Contact the specific center for details.

Sat, February 9 - Parks / Recreation

Celebrate African-American culture at the 21st Annual Feel the Heritage Festival Saturday, February 9 from noon-4pm. The event will be held at Langston-Brown Community Center (2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington, VA 22207)

Come by to WIN A TRIP TO AFRICA!!! from Ethiopian Airlines

Local performers who are interested in participating in the event can email for details on how to get involved.

Sat, April 6 - Other

April 6, 2013 at Naval Station Norfolk. Please check back for future updates.

USS Arlington (LPD-24), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is planned to be the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Somerset, she is named in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks will be displayed aboard.

Arlington‘s keel was laid down on 26 May 2008, at Northrop Grumman’s Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched on November 23, 2010, with her christening on March 26, 2011. Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, is the ship’s sponsor.

NOTE: Due to security requirements, a visitors pass is required to attend the commissioning ceremony.

This is a three step process:

  1. Request an invitation using the form.
  2. You must RSVP in response to the invitation.
  3. The entry pass will be mailed to you.

Sat, January 12 - Arts / Entertainment

== Early Show! ==
Safety Third .
Red Light Distraction
All Ages Show- 3pm-$10.00

Sun, February 24 - Parks / Recreation

3:00 - 4:30 PM Adults and Teens. Winter can be a great time for quiet observation and reflection. We’ll explore a few different styles of poetry observing the natural world, then head out to pen our own lines. Afterwards, we’ll return to the nature center to contemplate our lines over hot cocoa. For information: 703-228-6535. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington VA 22204. Registration Required: Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 622943-N 

Sun, February 10 - County Events

2-5 PM TJ Join us for a fun-filled afternoon--we will have activities to keep every member of your family engaged and moving. Featuring: Martial Arts, Zumba, Yoga, Indoor Rock-Climbing Wall, Inflatable Mazes, Moon Bounce, Line Dancing, Basic Health and Blood Pressure Screenings, Cooking Demonstrations for Kids and Adults, Smoothie Bikes, Basketball, Pickle Ball, Indoor Gardening, Fencing and MUCH MORE!  Sponsored by the Jefferson Middle School PTA and Garden Committee, as part of our Health Eating, Healthy Choices, Healthy Families initiative. All members of the community are invited. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street, South.  For more information, visit the TJ PTA website 


Tue, January 22 - School

On Wednesday, January 23rd, the W-L Symphonic Band will be doing a middle school recruitment event from 6:30-8:30 in the band room. Both student and parent information sessions will occur and the students will also engage in several fun activities including section wars. If you have a rising 9th grade band student or know of one in your neighborhood who might be attending W-L, invite them to attend. We would appreciate an RSVP going to: as soon as possible so the band knows how many to plan on. The more detailed schedule follows:


6:00-6:30              Students and parents have pizza dinner in the Cafeteria along with the W-L selected mentoring students


6:30-6:50              W-L Student Panel to address parents and students and talk about the band “experience”—Band Room                               


6:50-7:00              Q&A of the Students in the Band Room—parents and students

7:00-7:45              Student Section breakouts in the Band Room, Orchestra Room, Little Theatre (perhaps practice rooms for small sections)—Parents to go to theCafeteria.

§  W-L Students will work with students on section war piece(s) and also “simple” group piece that can be played at the end.


§  Parents to go to the cafeteria for their own Q&A with W-L Band Parents

7:45-8:15              Section Wars—Band Room—All students return to the band room along with parents.

8:15-8:30              Group piece to be played—Band Room—Parents and Students

Wed, January 30 - School

Wednesday, January 30.  Little Known Secrets of Paying for College: Financial Planning Advice for Parents.   
How can I pay for college in the most efficient and effective manner? How can I avoid jeopardizing the retirement nest egg? How can I qualify for the Maximum Financial Aid Package? What techniques should I use to position my student?The cost of a college education is higher than ever. This two hour workshop will teach parents how to finance school without bankrupting retirement. You’ll discover strategies that may enable to you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure, giving you greater cash flow for funding a college education.The workshop is geared toward parents but students are welcome to attend with their parents. Attendees will be provided hand out copies of a PowerPoint presentation. Please bring pen or pencil.  Sponsored by Yorktown High School and Arlington Family Network Workshop facilitated by financial planner Brock T. Jolly, Capitol Financial Planning.  7:00 p.m. Yorktown High School Cafeteria.  Parking available in the lot in front of the school.  Access from 29th Street off Yorktown Blvd.  While registration is not required, it is requested that anyone planning to attend try to email the PTA in advance for planning purposes only. Attendees can email Please reference this program name in the subject line:  Little Known Secrets of Paying for College.

Sat, January 26 - Libraries

Urban Agriculture Citizen Task Force Community Conversations. The public is invited to join members of Arlington’s Urban Agriculture Initiative Citizen Task Force for a series of Community Conversations. As part of Arlington's ongoing sustainability efforts, we will develop an inventory of existing programs, identify gaps, and explore new options – such as rooftop gardens, land exchanges, demonstration gardens, and backyard hens – and investigate issues concerning food security, health and fitness benefits. It’s called the Arlington Urban Agriculture Initiative. The goal is to bring healthy, nutritious food to the community and promote community wellness. Bringing Urban Agriculture to one of the most densely populated counties in the United States is a huge task. Help us develop priorities that support YOUR goals. Below is a summary from the charge set before the Urban Agriculture Task Force by the Arlington County Board. Participate in our series of Community Conversations, where you can meet with Task Force members who are eager for your input.  The Community Conversations will be held in meetings across the County.  Join us for one or all.  No reservations required.

 January 26 – Westover Library, Large Meeting Room, 10:30 am - Noon.  Comments or questions may be emailed to Kimberly Haun,

Mon, January 28 - Libraries

 Urban Agriculture Citizen Task Force Community Conversations. The public is invited to join members of Arlington’s Urban Agriculture Initiative Citizen Task Force for a series of Community Conversations. As part of Arlington's ongoing sustainability efforts, we will develop an inventory of existing programs, identify gaps, and explore new options – such as rooftop gardens, land exchanges, demonstration gardens, and backyard hens – and investigate issues concerning food security, health and fitness benefits. It’s called the Arlington Urban Agriculture Initiative. The goal is to bring healthy, nutritious food to the community and promote community wellness. Bringing Urban Agriculture to one of the most densely populated counties in the United States is a huge task. Help us develop priorities that support YOUR goals. Below is a summary from the charge set before the Urban Agriculture Task Force by the Arlington County Board. Participate in our series of Community Conversations, where you can meet with Task Force members who are eager for your input.  The Community Conversations will be held in meetings across the County.  Join us for one or all.  No reservations required.

 January 28 – Central Library, Auditorium, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Sun, January 27 - Libraries

4:30 pm – 6:15 pm

The Shirlington Sunday Matinee presents James Caan in the adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

James Caan is the novelist who suffers massive injuries in a car crash and is at the mercy of Kathy Bates. Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Rated R, 107 minutes.

Sun, February 3 - Libraries

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A lecture by Leslie Jones of the White House Historical Association on the White House during the Lincoln Administration.

Explore the differences between the White House now and in the days of Lincoln, when the public could just drop in to talk to  the president, meet soldiers who lived in the Executive Mansion and visit what is now the “Lincoln Room.”

The evolution of the neighborhood around the White House will also be examined.  Ms. Jones will use a vast array of photographs to illustrate her presentation.

This program is presented in partnership with the Arlington Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Mon, February 13 - School

Public performances will be on March 13 and 20 at 7:30PM. Reservations for public performances will become available on February 13, 2017.

For the first time ever, all Arlington Public Schools high school students are eligible to audition for Signature in the Schools, Signature's four-month training program for public high school students. Signature in the Schools centers around the creation of an original play, written by Signature’s Director of New Works, Joe Calarco. The show consists of an all high school student technical crew and a cast consisting of high school students and a professional actor. The show does five morning performances for local high school groups and two evening performances for the public.

Auditions and Interviews: 3:30PM on October 6 or October 7 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington 22206 

Needed: Actors, lighting and sound technicians, make-up and costume artists, stage management and prop artists. No experience necessary!

Actors: Come prepared with a memorized 1-2 minute monologue or be prepared to do a cold reading.

Technicians: Come prepared for a brief interview.

Rehearsals begin December 12. Performances run March 10 through March 20, 2017

Read about TNB Member Karl Green's experience with this program


Tue, February 5 - Libraries

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A Shirlington Screens presentation starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Rated PG-13, 178 minutes.

Wed, February 20 - School

To all Seniors and Parents Wakefield High School

Please join us for FAFSA Night! (Free Application Federal Student Aid)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Media Center / Library Computer Lab

Parents and students, bring your 2012 tax return and you will complete the FAFSA.  Counselors from NOVA will be here to help us!

Thank you NOVA Pathway Counselors!

For more information contact: John Clisham 703-228-6711

Thu, January 31 - County Events

Join us in an open dialog and interactive discussion about the importance of promoting healthy dating relationships in teens and college-aged individuals. Learn the universal truths about developing and maintaining healthy dating relationships. Come discover that even though the times have changed, with things like social media, the same rules apply; in any dating relationship, the person wants/needs to be valued and cherished. Target audience includes parents who have teens that are dating, teen parents, or educators. Facilitator: Karen Bontag, Task Force Committee Chair, Project PEACE.  7:00-8:30 pm.  Human Services Center at Sequoia, 2100 Washington Blvd. Lower Level Auditorium. RSVP to or 703/228-1551. Sponsored by the Arlington DHS, Project PEACE and the Parent Education Program.

Fri, March 1 - Other

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities invites applications from rising high school juniors or seniors with disabilities for the 2013 YLF. Students, parents, and teachers agree that the one week leadership training program, held in Richmond July 28-August 2, 2013 at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a life-changing experience…and no cost for the 25 students chosen as delegates, you should encourage a student to apply today! Learn more by visiting and and complete the application at soon.

Thu, February 14 - Libraries

Broken Hearts Party

February 14 from 4-6pm

Central Library  

If you are Never, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together this Valentines Day, we feel you. In fact, we're celebrating the broken-hearted, the lonely and the bitter with our first annual Broken Hearts Party!

There will be cookie decorating, quizzes, book rating, trivia and more! Recognize the girl on our poster? There will be a few T-Swift themed activities as well, since she's maybe the most famous member of the Broken Hearts club . Stop by the teen room of Central on Valentines day and join us. 

Sat, February 9 - Libraries

“What Did You Say, Grandma?”
10:30 am – 12:00 pm


A workshop designed for children and their grandparents to explore theirfamily history.

Children will be taught techniques for interviewing family members and documenting family history

second genealogy workshop entitled “Baby Steps to Your Family History” will be held at 2 p.m. with the focus of of genealogy research for beginners and the special challenges African Americans face when researching their family history.

Presented as a celebration of African American History Month in partnership with Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial.

Mon, October 5 - Libraries

Register NOW!

When:  Back to CalendarOctober 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium 
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free but registration required
Contact: 703-228-5988
Categories: CAREERS & MONEY
 Tags: @ Central parenting resources

Get Ready for College

Join the College and Career Librarian for a night tracking down the best scholarships on the Web.  Arlington students qualify for a wide range. Learn about some of the best resources and which places to look first.

Registration required

Wed, February 27 - Arts / Entertainment

JUNE 24 - AUG 16:

Week-long SUMMER classes for Children and Teens
Catalogue and Registration Available Friday, February 28

Sun, February 10 - Arts / Entertainment,1248468.html



2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10

Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station 

630 H St. NW
Washington, DC




Quick Take

A parade to celebrate the year of the snake.

Fri, March 1 - County Events

Opportunity for Arlington Teens

The Aachen exchange program is a terrific opportunity for Arlington teens to experience another culture, make new friends here and abroad and explore German cultural and historical sites. This comparably low cost program includes a family homestay so students get a feel for family life in Germany. Students are placed with German counterparts their age. The 15-day program is scheduled during the week with excursions and night and weekends are spent with the host family. The final 3 days of the program are spent in Berlin with the US group and German teens who will come to the US in the fall. Students must be at least 16 years of age. No knowledge of German is necessary. Program dates are July 12 - 27, 2013. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.  Please contact Jennifer Wright for application and program details: 216-406-4104

Fri, February 15 - School

 2:35-4:15pm             Teen Club Meets in Room 24


Thu, February 21 - County Events

Community Volunteers Needed!

Youth Ages 10 & Up & Adults

We will be meeting on 2/21 at 6:30 at Drew Community Center.


Helping youth & teens to secure their future with scholarship

applications, volunteer service & jobs. 
Call CARE for a Community Mentor


Thursday’s at Drew 6:30 p.m. for more info

Wed, February 13 - Other

Feb. 13

8:00 pm EST
Blog Talk Radio: Chatting with Latin@ Youth
Co?hosted with LoveIsRespect, Casa de Esperanza presents this Blog Talk
Radio session featuring youth peer educators on their work to end teen
dating violence.
Feb. 15
Blog Talk Radio with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:
Music’s Influence on Teen Relationships (Part I) Listen at:
Celebrate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February 2013
3:00 pm? 3:30 pm EST
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence presents this Blog Talk
Radio session on how music artists and other pop culture figures can impact
teen decision making and outlooks within their interpersonal relationships.
Feb. 19
12:30? 2:00 pm EST
Webinar on Addressing Children Exposed to Domestic Violence & Its Impact
on Parenting in Home Visiting Settings
The FVPSA Program, HRSA Office on Women’s Health, and the Maternal &
Child Health Bureau co?host this webinar focused on addressing children
exposed to domestic violence and its impact within home visiting settings.
Please register online at:
Feb. 20
6:30 pm EST
Webinar with Casa de Esperanza’s Youth Peer Educators
This webinar will highlight the work of Casa de Esperanza’s Youth Peer
Educators, who develop workshops and presentations for youth in schools
and community settings on healthy relationships and teen dating violence.
Please register online at:
Feb. 20
3:00? 4:30 pm EST
Webinar on Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships & Preventing Teen
Dating Violence
This webinar, co?hosted by the FVPSA Program, Futures Without Violence,
the Office of Women’s Health, and the Office of Adolescent Health, will
highlight strategies for teen dating violence prevention and intervention in
health and social service settings.
Please register online at:
Feb. 22
3:00 pm?3:30 pm EST
Blog Talk Radio with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence:
Music’s Influence on Teen Relationships (Part II)
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence presents the second
part of a two?part Blog Talk Radio session how music artists and other pop
culture figures can positively influence and impact teen decision?making
and outlooks within their interpersonal relationships.
Listen at:
Feb. 26
12:00? 1:00pm EST
Webinar on Teen Dating Violence and Alcohol
This webinar, in collaboration with the Federal Interagency Workgroup on
Teen Dating Violence, will feature research conducted by Emily Rothman
about the role of alcohol in adolescent dating violence perpetration, along
with a discussion of its policy, clinical and prevention implications.
Please register online at:
Feb. 26
2:00?3:30 pm EST
Webinar on Domestic Violence in Refugee Families.
The FVPSA Program and the Office on Refugee Resettlement will co?host a
webinar focused on domestic violence in families accessing ORR services.
Chic Dabby, Director of the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic
Violence, will discuss how addressing domestic violence in refugee
communities requires culturally relevant and multi?lingual services.
Please register online at:

Feb. 28
3:00 pm EST
Webinar on Working with Teens to End & Prevent Teen Dating Violence
Lumarie Orozco, Community Initiatives Manager at Casa de Esperanza, will
speak on working with teens to end and prevent dating violence among
their peers. Spanish?language session on Feb. 14.
Please register online at:
Feb. 28
Blog Talk Radio:
1:00 pm EST
Webinar: 3:00 pm EST
Blog Talk Radio & Webinar with NRCDV: Introducing Love Is Respect
Eric Anderson, Director of Youth Programs at Break the Cycle, will introduce
Love Is Respect during the blog talk radio session. During the webinar
immediately to follow, he will highlight various components of the website,, their new text and online chat features, and service
provision to teens in need.
Blog Talk Radio:
Throughout the month
Weekly Blogs from Casa de Esperanza
Throughout the month, Casa de Esperanza will be featuring weekly blogs by
youth from their Youth Peer Educators initiative, writing on teen dating
violence from their perspective.
View blog entries at:
the month
Blogfest 2013 by National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
and Break the Cycle
Using social media and other networks, the National Resource Center on
Domestic Violence and Break the Cycle will post blog submissions from
teens, parents and advocates on topics related to teen dating violence,
healthy and unhealthy relationships.
View announcement:
View blog entries at:

Mon, March 4 - Arts / Entertainment

2013 Youth Programs 
Application Deadline Approaching-- March 4th!
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is a non-partisan organization dedicated to improving political leadership throughout Virginia.

The Sorensen Institute's College Leaders Programs and High School Leaders Program offer advanced, concentrated study in state and local politics, gaining hands-on training in politics, acquiring the information necessary to discuss Virginia politics and the skills to make a difference.

Students in the Sorensen Institute programs engage in substantive debate about challenges facing the Commonwealth.  Students in both programs have the opportunity to learn key advocacy skills such as lobbying, fundraising, opinion writing, media and more.   Students interact with Virginia's current public, private, and nonprofit leaders. Past speakers have included U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner, Governor Bob McDonnell, Governor Tim Kaine, members of the General Assembly, Congressional leaders and other policy makers from around Virginia.

The College Leaders Program will take place from June 1 to June 15, 2013 in Charlottesville and will be made up of approximately 25 student leaders from across the state. The cost of the College Leaders Program is $1,800, which includes all room and board, and scholarships and financial aid are available. Students also have the option of receiving three college credits for their work for an additional fee paid to U.Va.  Read more at:  

The two-week residential High School Leaders Program will take place in Charlottesville from Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, July 6 and will be made up of approximately 30 student leaders from across the state. The cost of the High School Leaders Program is $1800, which includes room, board, all meals, program costs, and three University of Virginia college credits.  Find out more about the HSLP by visiting 

Applicant pools from both programs are evaluated to create a highly qualified and diverse class. Participants will be chosen from among all academic majors, fields of study, and backgrounds. Some scholarships for program tuition are available and potential applicants are strongly urged to apply regardless of financial concerns. 

Questions can be directed to Lauren Gilbert, Youth Program and Recruitment Coordinator, at

To learn more about the programs or to apply please visit

* The application deadline for both programs is Monday, March 4th at 5:00 p.m. *

Sat, February 23 - Arts / Entertainment

Saturday, Feb. 23.  Celebrate the 3rd annual race to raise awareness about healthy dating relationships and scholarship funds for teen domestic violence survivors.  1000 N. Glebe Rd. Beaver Pond, Curtis Trail.  6:30 a.m.  Register at  $25 registration fee.


Mon, March 4 - Other

Monday, March 4. Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education.  This forum is designed to give parents information on student aid and provide options on how to finance higher education. Representatives from the US Dept. of Education, Sallie Mae, and other organizations, including NOVA, Marymount University, and Virginia Tech, will be on hand.  Sponsored by US Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th). 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Wakefield High School Cafeteria.  For more information or to RVSP, contact Krysta Jones at  Registration is not required, but encouraged.

Sun, February 24 - Arts / Entertainment




Join us for the AIM Oscar Party

The party starts at 6:00pm and goes til the Oscars end! For $5 you can enter the "Oscar Picks" Contest. Tell us who you think will win, and the person with the most correct "picks" takes home the pool at the end of the night. We'll have the Academy Awards playing on a big screen, a photo booth and more!  Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP. The event is free, but bring a snack or drink to share!

Mon, February 18 - Arts / Entertainment

 Arlington Independant Media:Youth Video Production Camp Registration opens for summer camp Monday, February 18! 2 sessions: an 8-day camp from June 24-July 3 and a 10-day camp from July 22-August 2. Open to youth ages 9 through 13, the AIM Video Production Camp teaches youth the basics of video production and offers the opportunity to create an original short video production. For more information visit To register call (703) 524-2388. Enrollment is limited to 9 participants per session.  Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388

Thu, March 21 - School

 7:30 pm 

Mon, March 4 - School

Arlington Public Schools high school students and their parents or guardians are invited to join Congressman Jim Moran for a discussion on how to make college more affordable on Mon, March 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Wakefield High School (4901 S. Chesterfield Rd.).

Tue, March 5 - Arts / Entertainment

The APS Fine Arts Apprentice Program provides specialized experiences beyond the regular art, music and drama curriculum for selected high school students (rising 10th, 11th,or 12th graders). Opportunities for students may include ensemble works, master classes, attendance at professional rehearsals and performances, museum courses, small group instruction, seminars, exhibits and performance opportunities. Students selected for the Apprentice Program receive a pass/fail grade and a 1/2 credit for a minimum of 75 hours of arts experience outside the school course requirements. These opportunities take place out of the school day and are often offered in the evenings and on weekends. Applications for the 2013-14 school year are due by Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  Information, online applications, recommendation forms, and FAQs can be found at:

There will be an Information Night on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:00 pm, at Kenmore Middle School. See Gifted Services for more details.

Sat, March 2 - Arts / Entertainment

Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the Black Box 3/2/2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, directed by Grace Cannon (This is the Cappies Show) 

Tue, February 19 - School


2/19/2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Learn about earning Dual Enrollment Credits at the Arlington Career Center

Tue, March 5 - School

3/5/2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Come meet the World Language Advisory Committee, APS staff, principals and teachers. Celebrate Arlington’s many cultural backgrounds and learn more about world language education in our public schools. Come and see what you can do with learning another language! Arlington students hail from more than 120 different countries and speak more than 90 languages! It has never been more important for all of our students to learn an additional language!

Celebration begins at 4:30 with a short program at 5:00.
Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Citizen's World Language Advisory Committee (the WLAC)
Washington-Lee High School, Little Theater 1301 N Stafford Street, Arlington VA

Tue, March 5 - Arts / Entertainment 


Registration is Free:

Fri, March 8 - County Events

970001 - What you need to know and what every parent wants in a safe and responsible babysitter! Designed for 11 to 15 year olds, the Babysitter’s Training course can help you—
• Care for children and infants.
• Be a good leader and role model.
• Make good decisions and solve problems.
• Keep the children you baby-sit and yourself safe
• Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.
• Write resumes and interview for jobs.
• And much more!
REGISTER 970001-I Teen Babysitting Class 03/08/13 F 9:00A - 4:00P Lubber Run Center $75 11 years to under 17 years

Fri, March 8 - Arts / Entertainment

Be swept away to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed. From ringsides seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with all the splendor and romance of 11th Century Spain. As you thrill to rousing, two-hour live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four course meal fit for Royalty.
REGISTER 970006-S MedievalTimesDinner 03/08/13 - 03/08/13 F 9:30A - 2:30P Depart Thomas Jefferson Ctr $35 10 years to under 19 years

Sat, August 3 - County Events

970016 - Come and enjoy a stress free motor coach trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and leave the driving to us. Trip leaves and returns to the Lubber Run Center. Please be prepared to be in the sun all day. Bring water, refreshments, snacks and lunch. Don't forget the sunscreen. There is storage room for beach chairs under the bus. 6th grade and up allowed without parent or guardian.

970016-AA Family Day At The Beach 08/03/13 - 08/03/13 Sa 7:00A - 9:00P Depart from Lubber Run Center $25 


Sat, July 13 - Parks / Recreation

Come and enjoy a stress free motor coach trip to Hershey Park, PA, and
leave the driving to us. Trip leaves and returns to the Lubber Run Center.
Please be prepared to be in the sun all day. Bring water, refreshments, snacks and lunch. Don't forget the sunscreen. There is storage room for beach chairs under the bus. If child is in the 6th grade or under, they MUST be accompanied by parent or guardian.
970016-BB Family Hershey Park Tri 07/13/13 - 07/13/13 Sa 7:45A - 8:00P Lubber Run Center $55 Birth and Up
970016-CC Meal Plan Hershey 07/13/13 - 07/13/13 Sa 7:45A - 8:00P Lubber Run Center $13 

Sat, March 30 - Arts / Entertainment

Public Screening of Spring Break Teen Films: Saturday, March 30;
11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Artisphere

Fri, April 5 - Other

A Campaign to help Arlington Youth gain and express

Care For a Change
Logo Contest
Submit your logo electronically to or submit your hand-drawn logos to 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, Va. 22204 c/o Arlington Teen Network Board. Include your name, grade, and phone number!
SUBMIT NOW! Deadline extended
Logo Requirements:
- “Care For a Change” or “CFAC” must be included
- Logo should be useful on both promotional materials and business letters
- Logo needs to work in black and white
- Logo should be re-sizeable and readable when reduced to as small as a 1” square
Enter your original logo in our CONTEST to help spread the word!
Winners and runners-up will receive: countywide recognition, a gift card, and a certificate of merit award!
Participants must sign a waiver, giving the CFAC Initiative full permission to use the submitted product as they see fit. No copyright limitations.

Thu, March 14 - Sports

Ages 6-14:
learn the basic fundamentals of track & field in a welcoming environment, Saturday mornings, March 16-May 18! Register by March 14! Participants will learn the importance of teamwork, tips to avoid injury and receive instruction and practice in sprinting, field events, middle distance and distance running and relays. 

Indoor starts at Thomas Jefferson Community Center on March 16, 23 and April 6, 13.
Outdoor sessions will be held at Washington-Lee High School beginning April 20, no practice on March 30. For more information visit our webpage or contact Jennifer Lainhart

Mon, April 15 - Arts / Entertainment

 Now accepting applications from high school students for this Summer:DAP logo large

The Document Arlington Project (DAP) is a six-week television production apprenticeship program open to all Arlington high school students. Six DAP interns will work together over the summer to create two 15-minute documentaries about the Arlington community. The program includes training, access to professional equipment, production development assistance, and cable distribution/public screenings of your work.

The application deadline is April 15, 2013. To apply, visit Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2013. 

Questions? Contact Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388 or

The Document Arlington Project is a partnership between the Humanities Project of the Arlington Public Schools and Arlington Independent Media.

Sat, March 16 - Arts / Entertainment

Swanson PTA Spring Fling Arts & Crafts show is almost here! The event will be held in the Swanson main gym on Saturday, March 16 from 10AM-5PM.

All participating artists are juried and the event is free to the public. The breadth of the art is quite wide – from collage and chocolate to art glass, paintings and jewelry. The PTA hopes to make funds to seed a technology fund for Principal Loft and our school. We need your help to ensure its' success! Please help to spread the word about this exciting event, and invite friends, family, and coworkers! We are also looking for some more volunteers to help out before, during, and after the event. If you have time to lend a hand, please contact Becky O'Neil at Thanks, and we hope to see you all there! 

Fri, November 11 - Parks / Recreation

DJ  CLASS - cancelled for school holidays11/8/16
If you are looking to DJ professionally or for a serious hobby,
this is the place for you! This class teaches the fundamentals of
Work on your DJing skills, sharpen up on music theory, mixing, and/or scratching. Tuesdays & Fridays * 3:30pm-6pm

Thu, March 14 - School

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Arlington Public Schools (APS) Education Center, Rooms 101-102
1426 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207

This informative session will provide a historical and current overview of various forms of media and their influence on children. Information about television, smartphones, the internet, video games, and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter will be featured.  In addition, there will be valuable information from our APS Library Media Department regarding APS district policies, procedures, and safeguards currently in place to support safe use of media in schools, as well as recommendations and resources for parents.

Simultaneous Spanish language interpretation will be available, and light refreshments will be provided.

Registration assists in planning for adequate space and materials, and is requested.  Please register online, via e-mail to, or call 703-228-6061.

Sat, May 17 - Arts / Entertainment

Festival Argentino USA

$20 Call 703-212-5850 to order official website

Celebrando la Revolución Mayo de 1810 con un espectacular show para toda la familia. Música folclórica, tango, danzas, pop y ritmos latinos. Artistas invitados desde Argentina y grandes artistas locales tanto de Argentina como del resto de América Latina. 

Celebrating the May Revolution of 1810 with a spectacular show for the whole family featuring folk music, tango, dance and pop music, with artists coming from Argentina and with great local artists from Argentina and the rest of Latin America.


  • Sat, May 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

Mon, March 18 - County Events

 7-9 pm "In Sickness and In Wealth"


Arlington VEST (@ArlingtonVEST). Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST


Wed, March 13 - County Events








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    APRIL 6TH 8-12PM

Mon, April 8 - Other

Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) moved to to 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 730 in Vienna, Virginia 22182. voice mail (703-893-0461)
email ( .

IMPORTANT: If you’re submitting an application for WRAP’s 2013 GEICO Student Awards, please be aware 
that the deadline for such has been extended to April 9, 2013 and should be sent to the above new address (or faxed to 703-893-0465)
Get application etc. at  

The following are the criteria to be used by a panel of judges in determining the winners of the 2013 GEICO Student Awards.

1. Demonstrated student leadership in both developing and executing activities that promote alcohol/drug-free lifestyles.

2. The creativity, quality and success of the activities. (Groups will not be judged on the number of activities done.)

3. Involvement of student body in activity/program.

4. Effective and creative use of resources. (For example, on a limited budget, what creative things did the group do to get the message out?)

5. Involvement of community in effort (Collaboration of businesses, police and other groups in the community.)


1. All applications must be typed and not exceed 8 pages.

2. Activities submitted must target youth prevention on alcohol and other drug use and encourage peers to lead healthy lifestyles.

3. Group/organization may submit materials including photographs, links to videos or letters regarding successful activities they have completed. Limit this to only 2 pages.

4. If you are selected, your group/organization must be able to provide the name of each member and their advisors.

5. It is understood that upon submitting an application, the copyright and any property rights attendant to the application will be transferred to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP).

6. All applications must be received by WRAP no later than Tuesday, April 9.

7. All applications must have an adult sponsor’s signature (call to fax signatures).

8. All activities submitted must have or will occur during the 2012 -2013 school year.

9. The funds received as a reward of this contest must go towards future club activities.

10. Funds received cannot be used towards funding scholarships, other groups/clubs, individual persons or any other entity. WRAP reserved the right to conduct audits in cases in which funds have been perceived to have been misused.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Marcela Martinez at (703) 893-0461 or via e-mail at


Thu, April 25 - County Events

Thursday April 25, 2013, Rally Against Rape and Sexual Assault of Northern Virginia is hosting Take Back The Night – a Rally Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The event will take place from 7-9 pm at Gateway Park in Arlington, VA – only 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro – and include guest speakers, survivor speak outs, information booths, music, and a candlelight vigil.

Rally Against Rape and Sexual Assault is a grassroots, community-action project dedicated to combating sexual violence and raising awareness about the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in our communities.  

Cost: Free 
Where? Rosslyn
Gateway Park 
1300 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA  22201
View map »
For more information:
Telephone: 202-277-7480
Contact name: Caroline Romano
Website »
Take Back The Night event details »


Sat, April 13 - Other

The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) will host its eighth annual Strides For Success 5K Race and 1K Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, located at 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax, VA 22030. Participants will receive a race t-shirt and post-run food and drinks. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each male and female age group, stroller racers, and all who participate in the 1K fun run.

Registration fees are $30 for adults and $20 for children aged 10 and under. The 1K Family Fun Run/Walk is $15 per person. Register online at or in person on race day.

All proceeds benefit the JLNV's mission, including our community programs such as Kids in the Kitchen, an anti-obesity program that will be on-site promoting healthy eating habits and fitness.

PACKET PICKUP:  Packets, T-shirts and goodie bags will be available at REI in Fairfax Corner Friday, April 11th and 12th, from 4 - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 13, from 7-8:30 (race start time). Early packet pickup is encouraged to avoid waiting in line.

RACE COURSE: Our certified 5K course, VA05035-RT, is a pleasant tour of the area around Fairfax Corner Shopping Center. The course map is available at:

Cost: $15-$30

Fairfax Corner Shopping Center
11950 Grand Commons Ave.
Fairfax, VA  22030
View map »

More information:
Sponsor: Junior League of Northern Virginia
Telephone: 703-442-4163
Contact name: Krista Fields
Website »

Sat, April 27 - School

 Saturday, April 27, 2013
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington, VA 22204 

Sat, May 14 - County Events

Old Dominion Civic Association, for those residents living closest to Old Dominion Drive and N. Glebe Road just north of Lee Highway stretching from Wakefield Street to Columbus Street and north to 26th Street near Marymount University.

On May 14th, from 9am- 1pm at St. Mark's Church is the Annual ODCA Neighborhood Day and Market. There will be vendors, fire truck and bike safety demonstrations, Alex's lemonade stand, information from the board about Arlington County improvements, music, Korean entertainment and more.

We are looking to expand on the number activities for children and would love to have a number of teens help with face painting, crafts or other small games (like bag toss). to volunteer contact: Erin Richardson  at 202-787-0809

Sun, April 7 - Other

Helen Kruger The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 703-748-4068

For more information on Boys and Girls Clubs: Wonhee Kang

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Fairfax Region,
703 304 8631

When: Sunday April 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm-4:00 pm  Add to Calendar 

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 1700 Tysons Boulevard 
McLean, VA 22101
$5 entry
Designer dresses for prom!

Sat, April 20 - School

Formals for Five (F3) event is now collecting dresses, jewelry and other accessories. The collection continues until Saturday, April 20th. The program, organized by the Washington-Lee High School PTA, collects gently used formal dresses to be sold for just $5 to students from all five Arlington, VA high schools. This program is all about making it easier for every young lady to go to the prom. All proceeds are donated to the Washington-Lee High School PTA.

The sales event takes place on April 23rd and 24th at the Washington-Lee High School Little Theater from 3-7 PM both days.

To donate: please drop off your gently used gowns and short dresses to any of the collection points listed below.  We are also accepting accessories including jewelry and handbags.  OR--if you love to shop and feel generous, you can BUY a prom dress to donate. Lots of good choices at vintage and resale shops, Nordstrom RACK, TJ Maxx... your donation is tax-deductible and will help Arlington prom-goers look amazing on their big night!  Donation forms for tax-purposes  can be found in the collection bins.

Drop off bins are located at:
430 N. Kenmore Street, Arlington VA 22201 

3806 S. 16th Street, Arlington VA 22204
5850 N. 26th Street, Arlington VA 22207
1101 S. Quinn Street 22204
346 N. Kensington Street 22205

3510 N. Pershing Drive 22201

The Washington-Lee High School Main Office

Give that Dress a second chance to make a dream come true!

Thanks for supporting Formals for Five.

Mon, April 15 - County Events

Kick-Off forum of a new grassroots organization - TAP IN ARLINGTON: Say NO to Bottled H2O!  This public event will be part of GMU’s Earth Week celebration.

WHAT:  A Special Public Forum. View the award-winning and entertaining documentary Bag It then engage a panel of experts on local water quality, bottled and tap water regulations, and the environmental effects of production and disposal of plastic bottles.

WHEN: Monday, April 15th, 7-9 pm. Doors open and pre-event materials will be distributed at 6:30.  First 100 attendees get a free aluminum water bottle
WHERE: GMU/Arlington Founder’s Hall, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive, near the VA Square Metro

see below.

You can find out more at and on Facebook.

Our goal is to have 10,000 Arlington residents sign the following pledge:

“I choose to drink tap water instead of purchasing single-use plastic water bottles.”

Thank you very much.  I hope to see you at the forum on April 15th!


Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board

Tue, April 16 - County Events


You can find out more at and on Facebook.

Our goal is to have 10,000 Arlington residents sign the following pledge:

“I choose to drink tap water instead of purchasing single-use plastic water bottles.”

Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board

Sun, April 21 - County Events

April 21st, 2013 – Rain Barrel Auction @ George Mason University – Arlington Campus 

Fri, May 17 - County Events

Apply today! The Arlington fire department hopes to recruit more young women through its second annual Girl's Fire Camp, a free overnight camp tailored for students 13 to 16 years old. Participants will run drills, learn basic skills and get a brief taste of the firefighter's life. 

Sat, May 11 - School

 May 11:  PTA Plant Sale at Quincy Park

Sun, April 21 - Other

Little Friends For Peace is offering peace leadership training for young people on April 21. Topics include Discovering Peace; Caring for Self, Others, and the Earth; Non-violent Conflict Resolution; Sharing One's Gifts and Talents; Appreciating Diversity; and Meeting
Peacemakers. Projects and actions for peace include discussions,cooperative games, art, drama, hands-on activities, and field trips.
Youth Peace Leaders for High Schoolers
For more information contact at or 240-838-4549.
When: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month
(Apr.21, May 19).

Sun, June 16 - Other

 Little Friends For Peace is offering peace leadership training for young people on April 21. Topics include Discovering Peace; Caring for Self, Others, and the Earth; Non-violent Conflict Resolution; Sharing One's Gifts and Talents; Appreciating Diversity; and Meeting
Peacemakers. Projects and actions for peace include discussions,cooperative games, art, drama, hands-on activities, and field trips. 
Youth Peace Leaders for High Schoolers
For more information contact at or 240-838-4549. 
When: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month
(June 16).

Sun, April 21 - Other

To celebrate 35 years of promoting sustainable lifestyles, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment is excited to announce the ACE of Cupcakes contest at the Green Living Expo and Earth Week Community Fair on Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. 

Wed, April 8 - School

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wakefield auditorium.

 - How do I get NOTICED?

- How do I get RECRUITED?

- How can I get SCHOLARSHIP offers?

      - Where do I START?

Get these answers and much more on:


Wed., April. 8, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Wakefield H. S. Auditorium


 For Athletes & Parents grades 8 –12


Attendees will receive a FREE SAT/ACT Prep DVD valued at $200!

* Limit 1 per family / S&H not included


Sun, May 15 - Other

Register now for a free, exclusive, hands-on STEM exhibition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on May 15, 2016

Contact: MELANIE ATKINS Navy League of the United States 703-312-1556 []


Fri, April 28 - County Events

National Volunteer Week April 23-29 2017, Celebrate Service presents an opportunity for individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and government entities to celebrate the ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.

National Volunteer Week embodies the energy and power volunteers evoke on a daily basis as they lead by example - not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well.

Connect with Volunteer Arlington:


Thu, September 22 - County Events

Car Free Day logo


September 22 every year. Pledge to give up your car and try an alternative such as transit, walking, biking, or carpooling and you could win great prizes!

In Arlington, we encourage people to give up their cars, even if it's just a few days or trips a week, with Arlington's Car-Free Diet. Thanks to everyone who has taken the Car-Free Diet Challenge and are living a car-free or car-lite life.

Mon, April 29 - Arts / Entertainment

When: Back to Calendar April 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-6321
Book Clubs
Tags: @ Central Arlington Reads 2013 Lit Up

Arlington Reads 2013 welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz.

Díaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

Wed, May 1 - Arts / Entertainment

Arlington Sing-Off 2013 Competition -  Everyone who loves to sing, 17 years old and older are encouraged to compete in the 2013 Arlington Sing-Off competition. Auditions will take place on  May 1st at Gunston MS.

Last year more than 30 participated in the event.  It was a lot of fun and the talent was impressive. 

More Info:

Sat, April 27 - School

 9-11 Am. Rm A265

Sat, May 4 - School

Saturday, May 4, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Yorktown High School Cafeteria
5200 Yorktown Boulevard, Arlington VA, 22207

The Yorktown Bands Chili Cook-Off and Spring Sale is this Saturday! Come and enjoy over 20 varieties of chili, including vegetarian options. In addition to the chili tasting there will be live music performed by the Yorktown Jazz Combo, the Yorktown Big Band Jazz Ensemble, and an ensemble composed of Yorktown faculty and staff! Local vendors will feature jewelry, tea products, greeting cards, ceramics and glass, tupperware, photos and more. A silent auction will also take place, with items ranging from kayaking trips to Cinco de Mayo baskets. A Moonbounce, wacky hair painting, face painting and other festivities will also be available for the enjoyment of all. Come enjoy good music, good food, and good company this Saturday in the Yorktown Cafeteria. 

Sat, May 4 - Arts / Entertainment

The Ballet Nova performance includes Swan Lake Act II, a contemporary work "Notes on Spring" and a performance by the Gin Dance Company. Shows are Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00. All shows are at the Jefferson Middle School theater. Tickets are $5-23 at the door. There is a dance discussion just prior to the Saturday performance at 6:00 and a behind the scenes tour for children 12 and under after the Sunday performance

Sat, May 4 - School

May 4 from 9:30am - 1:30pm.



Mayfest is Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm at Nottingham Elementary School. The goal of this fundraiser is to support the many wonderful activities going on in our school from Art Ace to teacher grants. in order to have a great day, we need great volunteers to help us with our games and activities.

We will also need help after the event between 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Saturday to make sure the school is ready for students the following Monday. When you sign up using sign up genius please indicate in the comments section which school you attend and if you need a volunteer letter.


Sat, May 11 - Other

 Hi. My name is Gabby Birenbaum, and I am in 8th grade at TJ Middle School. Some of my friends and I will be hosting an event called Ballin’ for Boston on Saturday, May 11, at 1:30 pm at Clay Park. Each of us will take 100 free throws. You can bet on one of us, and how much you will pay per made shot. Proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston, a charity raising money for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Each girl will make 100 free throws. 






Make a bet on how much you will pay per shot made by a student and email it to, if you’re interested in contributing. Thank you! -      Make checks payable to the One Fund Boston, Inc.

Gabby Birenbaum

Fri, May 10 - School


W-L Due to the inclement weather that we are expecting tomorrow, Bike and Walk to School Day has been postponed until Friday, May 10th. Remember that on Friday all students and staff who bike or walk to school are encouraged to enter the building at doors 1 & 2 to get a sticker and enter your name in a drawing for prizes.

Mon, July 29 - Parks / Recreation

Volunteer  to change a child’s life! iCan Bike (formally Lose the Training Wheels)is designed to help individuals with disabilities learn how to ride a bike independently. Spotters are needed July 29-August 2, 2013 at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)to run alongside the child as they learn, providing physical and emotional support. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and have sufficient stamina and strength to walk and run alongside a bike for 75 minutes. For more information or to volunteer contact April Rosenthal at or 703-228-4736.

Sat, June 1 - County Events

ATTN: Bus Riders!

Arlington County is updating its 6-year Transit Development Plan and wants your input. 

What route and schedule changes would you like to see for ART and Metrobus routes in Arlington County?

The current Transportation Development Plan is available on the ART Website for your review and I have attached a copy of the flyer. 

 Your input will be used to draft the update, which will be available for your review in the fall. The main focus of this plan is on bus service. However, we will also take your input on Metrorail, MetroAccess and STAR. 

Day: Saturday, June 1, 2013

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Place: Navy League-US National Headquarters

2300 Wilson Blvd

Arlington VA, 22201

Sun, June 9 - Other

Come to The Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon from 6-9 pm to meet the parents of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia as they introduce the grassroots movement for raising awareness about dyslexia that is taking place across our country.

Our guest speaker will be, Deborah Lynam, Director of Parent Community Engagement with Learning Ally and one of the founding members of the Decoding Dyslexia movement.

There will also be resource tables with lots of information as well as time to chat with parents and educators. Come learn about what is being done, what needs to be done, and how you can get involved!> 
Check it out and sign up.  Hope to see you all there, Sunday, June 9th.

Please help to spread the word.

Fri, June 7 - School

GUNSTON Summer Reading Book Swap

Kicking off NOW is a drive to collect donated books for a pre-summer book swap

Book Swap Dates

June 13 for 6th graders and June 14 for 7th graders


We are asking for as many age appropriate books as possible from your home collections for this book give away event -  take advantage of our book drive to "spring clean" your shelves and bring gently used books to Gunston!

Where to Donate

The library will be collecting books in a box by the library door even during SOL testing.


Sun, June 9 - Arts / Entertainment

 * Cappies Gala - Sunday, June 9
in the Concert Hall of the John F Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., starting at 7:00pm Tickets:

Andrea "Andy" Mays
NCA Program Manager
The Cappies, Inc.
3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd
South Tower Suite 3-111
Fairfax, VA 22030

Thu, June 6 - School

Wakefield High School to Showcase Senior Projects on June 6   
Wakefield's annual Senior Project Fair will be held on Thu, June 6 in the cafeteria during both lunch periods.

Tue, June 4 - Sports

 for $25.00 in the Wakefield clinic (located on the 2nd floor).  One doctor is scheduled to arrive at 3:30 and a second doctor is scheduled to comeat 4:30 pm.  Students who would like to have a physical should sign up immediately with Ms. Deskins via email at  Student athletes who pre-pay will be given priority and we will space appointments 15 minutes apart to help alleviate some back-up.  Walk-ins will be accepted but only after all pre-pay students have had their physicals completed first.

The NEW VHSL Physical form may be picked up from the activities office, the front office, clinic, or from downloading it from the Wakefield webpage by cutting and pasting this link -

Please note that there will be some waiting involved with these physical; students will need to be patient because we expect a large number of kids getting physicals.  If waiting is an issue, then this may not be the best option for your student.  The doctors will move as quickly as possible once they arrive.  We plan to get started at 3:15 pm with checking height, weight, and blood pressure to help speed up the process once doctors arrive.  Students should bring their completed physical forms with all parent signatures on June 4th.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to Wakefield High School.

Sun, June 30 - Parks / Recreation

All ages are invited to Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th St. N., June 30, 7:30-9:30pm to celebrate summer's natural night lights with us! Learn all about the critters that light up the night. Events include: bug hunts, games, crafts, walks, and talks about fireflies. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner to enjoy as we wait for the sun to go down and the lights to come out. $7 fee per participant; children 2 and under are free. To preregister: visit or call 703-228-4747, Program #642953-A. You may also pay at the event. Cancelled if raining. For more information, call 703-228-6535.

Sat, June 8 - Libraries


June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Westover Branch Library
1644 North McKinley Road
Arlington,VA 22205
Cost: Free

Tue, June 25 - Arts / Entertainment


June 25, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201

The thought of saving for college can keep you up at night.

Did you know you can start a 529 plan to pay for anyone–kids, current students, other people’s children, yourself? Morgan Stanley financial advisor Miguel Leonardo will discuss the importance of 529 plans and investing in an education.

For more information, please contact Kate Oberg, College & Career Librarian, at 703-228-5988.

Before investing, investors should consider whether tax or other benefits are only available for investments in the investor’s home state 529 college savings plan.

Thu, May 8 - School


Click here to request to speak at the May 8, 2014 Public Hearing on the School Board's Proposed FY 2015 Budget.

Sat, June 15 - Arts / Entertainment


For Teens, By Teens

Dome Theatre

Artisphere's Teen Work Experience Program presents a for teens, by teens Battle of the Bands featuring local high school bands from across the DC Metro Area. The event is entirely produced—from booking the bands to stage management to promotion—by the teens participating in the program.

Artisphere’s Teens Work Experience is a month-long interactive internship for DMV area high school seniors. The four participants in the program, mentored by Sasha Lord of Sasha Lord Presents, have learned through professional experiences and workshops various aspects of running a performing arts center with the main project being the curation and presentation of a Battle of the Bands.


Sat, June 8 - Arts / Entertainment


Presented by the Rosslyn BID + The Pink Line Project

SAT JUNE 8 / 9PM - 2AM
Throughout Artisphere

HUGE Dance Party to celebrate the SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival!

The dance party features a mix of DJ's, bands and performance art works. Music provided by DJ's Ultra Naté and Gavin Holland, local performance-heavy favorite Heavy Breathing. Dance by performance art rock band Tia Nina and Urban Artistry.

Performances include A Night of Disquieting Joy curated by Steven Frost, interactive piece Crunk Lessons by artist Holly Bass, and performances by Eleanor Barba, Katya Grokhovsky, Peter Grzybowski, Natalia Panfile, Jade Yumang, and more.

Learn more about who will be performing and buy tickets here.


Fri, June 7 - Arts / Entertainment

The SUPERNOVATM Performance Art Festival is a Rosslyn Arts Project presented by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by The Pink Line Project. SUPERNOVATM will debut June 7-9, 2013, throughout Rosslyn, Virginia, in raw spaces, office lobbies, rooftops, parks, the Metro station, and other public places. SUPERNOVATM will bring together emerging and established local, regional, national and international performance artists to present an expansive range of positions and approaches to performance art. A unique showcase of energetic artistic activity and action, SUPERNOVATM is poised to establish Rosslyn as a preeminent territory for contemporary art experience.

Sat, June 8 - Arts / Entertainment

WHAT 1st Annual Arlington Public Schools STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

WHEN Saturday June 8 from 3-5:30pm


WHERE HB Woodlawn Auditorium 4100 North Vacation Lane, Arlington, VA 22207



Tom Mallan, HB Woodlawn Filmmaking Teacher / 703 622-5139 (cell)




WHO STUDENT FILMMAKERS from Wakefield, W&L, Yorktown, HB Woodlawn, Gunston, Thomas Jefferson, Kenmore, The Career Center, Barrett and McKinley

JUDGES from Docs-in-Progress; Arlington Independent Media, The Career Center, and ETC-on-Film.


DETAILS 46 extraordinary original films, representing every middle and high school in Arlington--and a few bold elementary students too!--were submitted to the first annual APSStudentFilmFest, of which 34 were selected for screening by our distinguished panel of judges.


Drama, comedy, documentary, PSA, music video, animation, experimental: the genres and perspectives are as diverse as Arlington itself!


Come hear what Arlington’s newest generation of filmmakers has to say, celebrate their creativity, and VOTE YOUR FAVORITE for the audience choice awards this year.


At 2:30 a Pre-Fest roundtable on ‘Connecting to Filmmaking,’ a roundtable discussion with the filmmakers and judges (open to the public) will touch on such themes as:

~developing yourself professionally and artistically;  

~taking your films to the next level of production values; 

~meeting peer collaborators; and 

~finding mentors of all ages, 

--all right here in your neighborhood!


There will be three 30-minute rounds of screenings, followed by a special screening of Barrett Elementary’s extraordinary short film, ‘The Vampire King,’ and then recognition and awards:



2:30 Pre-Fest Roundtable: meet the judges and the filmmakers

3:15-3:50 Round 1 Films Screened

4:00-4:30 Round 2 Films Screened

4:40-5:10 Round 3 Films Screened

5:15  Barrett Elementary’s ‘The Vampire King’

5:30 Recognition & Awards



Nathan Bynum of Arlington Independent Media (AIM)

Erica Ginsberg of Docs in Progress

Tom O’Day of the Arlington Career Center

Josh Rosenblum of Educational Theatre Company’s ETC-on-Film programs


FESTIVAL HOST HBW Films, HB Woodlawn’s Filmmaking program




Fri, June 28 - Other

Project LIFE has a lot of different youth events scheduled for this summer. Along with the 4-year college tour which will be occurring in July, we will also have a community college event. The community college events have been planned collaboratively with the Great Expectations Program. At this event, youth will be exposed to the community college campus, learn more about the programs that are offered, participate in an educational workshop that will prepare them for success in high school and college, and enjoy a day interacting with and getting to know each other. Youth will also learn more about Great Expectations as a program that can provide them support while pursuing post-secondary education. Lunch will be provided.  Youth will have the opportunity to attend the event at either location. Event specific information is as follows:

Northern Virginia Community College
Friday, June 28, 2013
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3001 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
Registration Closes June 21

Please note registration close date. We need at least 8 youth registered for the event to occur.  You can register at youth at You will find that the registration forms have been changed and will hopefully be an easier and quicker process. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Kim Gilley

IL Consultant

Project LIFE


P.O. Box 6232


Charlottesville, VA   22906


Tel: (434) 906-1269


Ext: (434) 906-1269


Cell: (434) 906-1269


Fax: (434) 202-2651






Wed, June 26 - Libraries

"Gaining Ground” is Pritchard’s humorous, poetic, heartwarming – and very timely – memoir of his efforts to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Forrest Pritchard is a professional farmer, writer and public speaker. Smith Meadows, in Berryville, Virginia, has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington D.C. for 15 years, including markets in Arlington.

Publisher’s Weekly has named “Gaining Ground” a Top Ten Book for Summer 2013.

Presented in partnership with One More Page Books. 

June 26, 2013 @ 7:00  - 8:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-6321

Fri, July 12 - Other

Apply to become a member of our Board of Directors and Alliance Trustees!
Calling all leaders aged 16-22! Do you care about the Five Promises and Grad Nation and like speaking your mind? Apply to be a full voting member of our Board of Directors or Alliance Trustees. Submit a video or essay on why you should be the voice of youth. If selected, you will attend meetings in Washington, DC and play an active role in the organization. Applications must be received by July 12, 2013. Access the application now!

Sat, June 15 - County Events

Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT) is having the Latina Power Conference on Saturday, June 15th at George Mason University, Arlington Campus.

Please feel free to share this invitation to your contacts with connections to middle and high school Latina students in Virginia, Maryland and DC.

Arlington girls can come for $10/each. Scholarships are available regardless of location if they can not pay. A hard copy of the registration form can be downloaded.

Online registration:!events/vstc6=conference


8:00 - 9:00 Arrival / Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Remarks

 - Jennifer A Crewalk - Assistant Director of Latino Student Affairs at George Mason

 - Dr. Pat Murphy- Arlington Public Schools Superintendent

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote Ms. Carolina Alcalde “A story of Perseverance”

10:30 - 10:40 am Transition to Classrooms

10:40 - 11:40 am Ten Leadership Workshops (5 for Middle school/ 5 for High school):

? Branding: what is it? Why you need it?

? Negotiation Skills

? The Art of saying Thank You

? How to Effectively Promote your Skills

? The Leader in You

? What’s your Vision?

? Qualities of a Leader

? Marketing Plan for your college goals

? Communicating Effectively

? Using your Latina Cultural Assets

11:40 - 12:40 pm Lunch

12:40 - 1:45 pm Career Chats

One-on-one time for Q&A with Latina Professionals from various industries.

1:45 - 2:30 pm Expo Grand Opening/ Community Awards Ceremony

2:30 - 6:00 pm Trade / Education Expo/ Performances – OPEN TO PUBLIC

4:00 pm Buses Pick up

Wed, June 19 - Other

Wed, June 19, 2013

The Virginia Department of Education's I'm Determined Project, in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, invites applications for sponsorship to the 7th Annual I'm Determined Youth and Parent Summit at James Madison University. Youth with disabilities who are at least 14 by June 15, 2013 are encouraged to apply. Youth with disabilities from across the Commonwealth will meet to identify ways to become better advocates and lead more self-determined lives. The selected individuals and a parent/guardian will receive paid registration, dormitory accommodations, travel expenses and meals for the three-day event. A concurrent Parent Summit for the selected participant's parent/guardian will be held at the university. The application for this event can be found here. To apply, you must upload an essay, slide presentation, or video or your application will not be accepted. The first 200 qualified applicants will be accepted. Youth are under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian attend with them. Contact Kim Sheridan at (540) 831-7159 or e-mail: if you have any questions or concerns. 

Mon, July 8 - County Events

Free Cooking Lessons! Fairlington CC July 8-12 (must commit to WHOLE WEEK!) 

Sun, June 23 - Arts / Entertainment


  • Cherrydale UMC invites you to enjoyAn Evening on the Boardwalk”, with traditional boardwalk games, food and fun on June 23. This event will support a youth mission trip to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 

Sat, July 4 - Parks / Recreation

July 4th Event

Arlington's signature July 4th event will return in 2015! On Saturday, July 4, all are welcome to participate in the festivities at Long Bridge Park (475 Long Bridge Drive). The event will begin at 3pm with a food truck rally, arts and crafts market, free fitness activities for all ages, live music, and lots more. Interested in being an event partner or arts and crafts vendor? Email