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
1015 N Quincy Street Arlington VA 22201
Explore the best of Arlington at the 37th Annual Arlington County Fair! Join us August 7-11 for fun rides, pig races, performances from local bands, and more. Each day is packed with entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Admission is free and shuttles are available from three convenient locations. Hours and programming information can be found at www.arlingtoncountyfair.us.
New this year is the Arlington County Fair’s first 5K Run/Walk event, to be held Sunday, August 11 as part of the fair festivities. The event promoting a healthy lifestyle and community involvement is open to individuals and families, serious runners and those interested in low-key community activity. Registration and a route map are available on the Arlington County Fair website at www.arlingtoncountyfair.us/5k.
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
On October 3rd, 2011 - The ArtLab will be open Mondays through Fridays, 3 - 7pm, and Saturdays, 12pm - 5pm. http://artlabplus.si.edu/. What is ARTLAB+?
A community center outfitted with digital media tools located in the Sculpture Garden of the Hirshhorn Museum
A drop-in zone for DC area teens to come after school and on the weekend
A place to experiment with visual and audio technology
An online space to communicate with other ARTLAB+ teens through a social network
A resource to meet and work with artist mentors
A network of interest-based clubs where teens can plan social events
A studio where teens form production teams and create media projects
A classroom hosting short and long-term workshops for teens and school groups
An ARTLAB+ club is a group of teens who share an interest (film, music, games, etc.) and come together to socialize, learn new techniques and create art. ArtLab staff will form new workshops based on the needs of these clubs to help members try new things and succeed at their projects. Current clubs are listed here, but any teen with a strong interest can suggest a new one. Click here if you want to join an existing club or start your own!
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)
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.”
Geared toward grades 2-6, Girl and Boy Scout troops. Taught by youth volunteers, ages 13-18, have been trained to teach these Red Cross courses. Contact Emily Martin firstname.lastname@example.org to participate
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.
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
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
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!
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: www.copyrightkids.org/permissioninformation.htm or www.copyright.com/viewPage.do?pageCode=gp1
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.
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 www.mobygratis.com
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
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 www.celtx.com.
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.
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
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
703-228-4877 (fax) email@example.com
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.
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 www.charlottein2012.com/postercontest. 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 foundhere. 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 Rulesand additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Committee for Charlotte 2012, Inc.; 400 S. Tryon Street, Suite 500, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
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
3185 Wilson Blvd.
(just 1 block from Clarendon Metro)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Here is a Cappies review of the performance of The Marriage Of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune at Wakefield High School on Saturday, 12/03/2011.
Manny Weisenberg has some problems. The Hollywood agent and perpetual gambler is trying to convince his biggest client to stay in the business, is being hounded by mob thugs for a gambling debt, and is begging his girlfriend to keep from leaving Los Angeles and heading back to her hometown of Poughkeepsie— with Manny in tow. The Marriage of Miss Hollywood to King Neptune, staged by Wakefield High School of Arlington, Virginia follows Manny as he tries to resolve his dilemmas in one short week. Written by Robert Schenkkan in 2002, the farcical comedy is set in 1929, in the era of silent films.
Manny’s client, Edward William Ralston III, is a Shakespearean actor who broke into Hollywood as Bob “Whiplash” McCord, a Western hero. Sick of California sun, he wants to renege on five movie contracts and return to England. Desperate to keep his client, Manny promises Bob the role of King Lear. As soon as he realizes what a massive undertaking that is, he is informed by L.A. mobster Joey Bananas’ thugs that he has one week to pay off his gambling debt to Joey. Immediately after that, Cherie, Manny’s girlfriend and wannabe Hollywood starlet, tells him that unless she catches a big break in the next seven days, she’s shipping back to Poughkeepsie. In an effort to placate Bob, Joey, and Cherie, Manny hatches a far-fetched plan involving real estate, construction and pageantry that takes the audience on an enjoyable ride.
Jose Rodriguez, a senior at Wakefield, holds his own as Manny, smoothly flattering his way through the zany characters in Miss Hollywood. His client, Bob “Whiplash” McCord, is played with excellent comedic timing by Shelton Siegel, who fearlessly used a thick British accent throughout the play. Cherie, played by senior Arami McCloskey, is sweetly endearing in her scenes with Manny and charming even dressed as a crustacean. Joey Bananas and his cohorts, Carter and Grum, are played, respectively, by Sean Balick, Jesse Remedios, and Marquis Allgood, with obvious enjoyment of the wackiness of their characters. Same for con-men Bulldog, Gus, and Jimmy, played by Sean Hackes, Tyler Lazarri, and Jhonathan Le, whose characters have hatched a scheme to get rich by buying real estate along a newly planned road. Two bright spots in Act II were Geraldine, Bulldog’s spoiled daughter, played with zeal by Carla Astudillo, and Lola Gottalotta, Joey Bananas’ girlfriend, played by Sofia N avas Sherry. Navas Sherry clearly enjoyed the caricature of her character, playing the stereotypical overbearing vixen with enthusiasm.
Wakefield’s theatre program executed this charming farce quite well. The set was simple but evocative of the era, complete with enormous film cameras and plenty of moonshine. Smooth lighting and punctual sound effects added to the feel of the play, and costumes were creative and fitting for each scene. As the final curtain fell, the audience was left with a smile on its face, the evening having happily spent in the Roaring Twenties.
by Iva Quint of TC Williams
If you have any questions for the mentors who selected this review, you can contact any of the following:
Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This is the first W-L theater production of the year. Written as a metaphor of the 1950 McCarthy Trials, the play portrays the deeply troubling Salem Witch Trials that occurred in the Puritan colony of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Tickets cost $7 at the door, or $5 if you reserve them ahead. Call 703-228-6200 to reserve tickets
"We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For 43 years, Arlington County has paid tribute to the greatest civil rights icon of our time, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us on Sunday, Jan. 15 as young and old gather for the 43rd time since Dr. King's death to celebrate his life, work, legacy, and the values he held dear: non violence, equality, justice and service.
The following day, join individuals across the country as they come together to serve their neighbors and community for the MLK Day of Service. Make 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 Events:
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join the audience at Culpepper Garden Senior Center on Friday, January 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to remember one of the greatest orators. Hear Dr. King's compelling voice on CD in his famous speeches "The Great March to Freedom" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop," as well as the eulogy given by Robert F. Kennedy. Call 703-228-4403 to register by Jan. 12.
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. www.arlingtonva.us/PRCR
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.
Location: Madison Center Session: Dec. 27-30
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.
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 www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.
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 www.arlingtonva.us/prcr
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 email@example.com
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
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
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.
Innovative Gospel Music with Larry Bland and the Volunteer Choir
Keynote Address by Dr. Wilmer Leon
For more information visit: www.arlingtonva.us/mlk 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.
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.
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
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvC9DepkpbI.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the web: www.vsdvalliance.org. You may also call the Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-838-8238 (v/tty).
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).
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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:
Make sure equipment and communication tools you rely on WORK (e.g., keep phones charged).
Have enough emergency supplies readily available (e.g., fresh water and batteries). May 25-31 is the Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday to help save you money when you purchase certain items designated as hurricane preparedness supplies (see http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=STHoliday )
Proceeds from the race go towards the care of injured turtles and wildlife and for educational programs. Each year Long Branch Nature Center receives injured turtles and other wildlife that need our help. Help us give the injured turtles medical attention and a place to live until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild.
Adults $30*; Kids 12 and under $15*
*Fee reductions available to qualified individuals; call 703-525-0168.
Photo or 300dpi image of the work described. Digital images can be submitted on a CD, a flashdrive, or via email to email@example.com
Delivery and Pick-up of Art Work
Accepted artwork must be delivered to Central Library on Thursday, May 31 and will remain at the library through Saturday, June 30. All art must be picked up on Saturday, June 30..http://library.arlingtonva.us/2012/03/29/call-for-artists-recycled-art-show/
UPDATED 4/13: Due to popular demand, this exhibition will remain on display through May.
This engrossing exhibit of memorabilia from the regional music scene’s golden era of the 1970s and ’80s will be on display throughout April at Central Library.
Arlington County was a well-known base of operations for many of the musicians and music labels that created a straightforward Mid-Atlantic sound best known through now-legendary bands like Slickee Boys, Minor Threat, Government Issue and later Fugazi.
The artifacts were culled from the DSI Archives, which is affiliated with Arlington-based Dark Self Image Records. View a selection of the flyers, artifacts and news articles on the Library's flickr page.
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.
Description: "Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit" Free Community Health Fair featuring on-site screenings for high blood pressure, body fat, diabetes, glaucoma, HIV / AIDS and more. Health care representatives will be available to provide information on breast cancer, childhood obesity, nutrition, organ transplant / organ donation, prescription drug use, and hospice care. There will be prizes and give-aways.
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
IN PERSON REGISTRATION
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-4711.
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 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/336080 or at the box office by calling (804)-322-9328. Depending on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the door for $30.
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.
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. .
- 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.
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: www.vayouth.mph.vetmed.vt.edu/. 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: www.vayouth.mph.vetmed.vt.edu/?page_id=356. 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 email@example.com 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!
North Columbus and 2nd Street North, Arlington, VA 22203
Metrobus: Take Bus #4B or 4E to Park Dr. and N. 2nd St.
No tickets or reservations needed.
Friday July 13 – Eric Scott http://www.ericscottmusic.com DC area pop/neo-soul singer/bassist Eric Scott has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S, sharing the stage with B.B. King, Little Feet, The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Buffet and Keb' Mo'.
Saturday July 14 – Andrew Acosta and the New Old Time String Band http://www.andrewacosta.com A night of acoustic Americana with a rich repertoire of traditional American roots music, the New Old-Time String Band is a regular in outdoor venues in the Washington, D.C. area.
Sunday July 15, 6 p.m. – Colleen Shanley and Grand Junction http://web.me.com/birdhousestudios/Grand_Junction With deep Arlington roots (band members Colleen Shanley, husband Casey O'Neal and son Evan live in Arlington Forest) plays “Americana Music”, blending various genres of music such as bluegrass, folk, Irish, country, blues, swing, rock and jazz.
Friday July 20 – Cartoon Johnny http://www.cartoonjohnny.com Drawing on influences from classic soul to modern alternative, they're often mistaken for an instrumental band - but it's all vocal. The two-time National Harmony Sweepstakes finalists won the title for the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2005, and in New York in 2009.
Saturday July 21 – ProBolivia http://www.proboliviausa.org 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.
Friday July 27 – The Traveling Players performing William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” http://www.travelingplayers.org/ Selected as a "Summer School in the Arts" by the NEA, Traveling Players Ensemble is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing great theatre into the great outdoors through a thriving summer camp and year-round acting classes and workshops.
Saturday July 28 – Robyn's Place http://www.wpfwfm.org Robyn and WFPW return with an evening of live jazz and blues.
Sunday July 29, 6 p.m. – Halau O'Aulani http://www.halauoaulani.org Native music and dance presented by H?lau O ‘Aulani, founded in 1996 for the sole purpose of creating a learning environment for students interested in the preservation of the multi-faceted cultures of Hawai’i with primary emphasis on the Hawaiian culture.
Friday August 3 – Hexagon Theatre Company http://www.hexagon.org Hexagon is musical, satirical and theatrical. Every year since 1956, this nonprofit has put on Washington’s only all-original revue of its kind—donating more than $3.5 million to 40-plus organizations. Hexagon's all-volunteer membership makes up the cast, crew, orchestra, front of house, and production team.
Saturday August 4 – Juniper Lane http://www.juniperlane.com Juniper Lane is an alternative, five-piece band, has been described as "cryptic, polished dark pop firmly rooted in but not too derivative of ‘80s modern-rock." Touring extensively on the east coast, they have performed at venues such as the 9:30 Club, Recher Theatre, and DC's 99.1 HFStival.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS, PICNICS, etc.
*Sunday events start at 6pm or as otherwise noted. Lubber Run Amphitheater events are suitable for the entire family, unless noted. No reservations or tickets are required. In the event of rain, the decision is made to cancel at the last possible moment. Due to the packed performance schedules of area bands, there are unfortunately no scheduled rain-dates for events cancelled due to inclement weather. Call 703-228-1850 for day-of info. Bring a picnic, but alcohol is prohibited in all Arlington public parks! Smoking is discouraged. While these events are FREE and open to the public, we invite you to consider a generous donation to the Lubber Run "Wishing Well" as you enter.
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 …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & TIPS
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The registration deadline for AP Summer Bridge has been extended to July 13, 2012. If you are interested, please visit our website at http://www.apsva.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=8954, 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.
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
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.
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.
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!
This 1991 cult classic is set during the last day at Camp Firewood before everyone goes back to the real world. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward Earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show, at the end of the day.
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:
www.albuscav.us/cosnahan (for Alicia)
www.albuscav.us/krsko (for Peter)
Camp dates: Monday, July 30 – August 3, 2012, daily 10am-4pm
Camp Fashion Showcase: Friday, August 3, 5:30pm / Education Lab
Camp manager: Yvette Castro, Fashion Fights Poverty Vice President of Research & Programs
Address: 1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209 (US)
Presented in partnership with Artisphere resident organization Fashion Fights Poverty, learn the ins and outs of the fashions industry and eco-ethical design. Students will engage in creative activities to boost their self esteem and introduce them to fashion related areas such as styling, design, photography, among others. Professionals currently working in the fashion industry and are part of the Fashion Fights Poverty Volunteer Network will teach the classes. There are two areas of focus for camp participants:
• Provide the initial spark of creativity and enhance their skill and interest in the fashion industry.
• Engage participants and help them gain awareness and knowledge to incorporate socially responsible practices into their daily routine.
Learning sessions will provide a variety of opportunities for the participants in the camp to be energized and creative through active play, hands on projects, guest speakers, on-site mentoring, social responsibility workshops, among other workshops and activities. Examples of the sessions to be offered will include:
• Wake up! Loosen up! Daily exercise routines.
• Behind the scenes. “Day in the life” peeks at fashion careers.
• How to be a budget fashionista.
• Sustainable design. Fashion for the future.
• Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose. How old garments can become new again.
• Self-esteem and public speaking.
• Sewing without a machine.
• How to take perfect pictures with a cell phone or disposable camera.
• Expressions through art via freestyle art sessions and projects.
The camp concludes with project presentations and performances showing all participants’ progress. This is an opportunity for friends, family and the community to celebrate with the students.
Plushie Design With Artisphere Artist In Residence: Beth Baldwin
Create your own colorful, whimsical stuffed animal with Beth Baldwin, Artisphere's "artist-in- residence". Families take artwork home with them after the session. The cost of the class includes all materials.
NOTE: There are TWO separate sessions to choose from but the sessions will be the same, in content. The sessions dates are: Sunday, August 19th, 2012 and Sunday, September 9th, 2012. Both sessions run from 2-4pm.
ALSO NOTE: Both sessions are open to all ages. However, children under the age of 13 are required to attend with a paying/registered adult.
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.
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
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 www.arlingtonva.us/dpr or contact Sarah Archer at 703-228-1862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, August 8-12 to experience fun for the whole family! From Midway amusement rides to racing piglets, there’s something for everyone. Event highlights include delicious food, performances by the Harlem Wizards and an indoor vendor area. Shuttles service available. Visit www.arlingtoncountyfair.us for details.
Come to Thomas Jefferson Community Center, August 8-12 to experience fun for the whole family! From Midway amusement rides to racing piglets, there’s something for everyone. Event highlights include delicious food, performances by the Harlem Wizards and an indoor vendor area. Visit arlingtoncountyfair.us for details.
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:http://bit.ly/NIiP2W. The 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.
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, http://www.planepull.com.
The 2012 Bluemont 5K will start at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Belmont Park South Pavilion (399 N. Manchester Street).
The course is on both the Four Mile Run and Washington & Old Dominion trails and will wind back toward the South Pavilion. Online advance registration is open until 6 p.m. today (Monday) and is free for DC Road Runners members and $5 for non-members. On-site, day-of-race registration is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
There will be free parking, but Metro riders can take one of the 1-series buses from from the Ballston Metro to Wilson Boulevard and N. Manchester Street.
Check out the race page at DC Road Runners for more information.
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.
The Junior Walkabout begins and ends at the Columbia Pike Library/Arlington Career Center complex, 816 South Walter Reed Drive. The 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!
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.
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.
Head to Thomas Jefferson during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latinoamerican countries to Arlington. Sunday, September 23, 1-5 pm. You can also enjoy authentic food and fun for the whole family.Admission is free! Read more about the Latinoamerican Festival. (Español)
Arlington Patrocina Festival Latinoamericano – Domingo, 30 de septiembre ¡Celebre lo mejor de la cultura latinoamericana de Arlington durante el mes de la Herencia Hispana! Esteevento gratuito incluye música en vivo, presentaciones artísticas, comida típica, vendedores locales y más. Disfrute el folklor de distintos países de América Latina. Kenmore Middle School 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. Vea más información acá (pdf)
Summer Fun with Enjoy Arlington Recreation Classes!
Looking to take that art or music class you always wanted to, continue your goal of getting in shape, introduce the kids to a new skill, get out for parents' night out, learn a new sport with your child or learn about county wide special events? Enjoy Arlington offers new experiences and opportunities for the whole family! County residents can register online beginning May15 at 8am. Classes begin in mid-June. Don't let fee be a barrier to your fall activities. You may qualify for a fee reduction.
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 Sweetgreen KinderHaus Toys tabletopdc Panera Bread Silver Diner Dupont Coffee
In-kind donations have been received from:
MOM's Organic Market
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.
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. http://www.uucava.org/group/peacecamp When:
12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month (Mar.17, Apr.21, May 19).
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.
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.
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 stopbullying.gov. Entries must be received by 11 p.m. ET on October 14, 2012
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:
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.
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.
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!
Teaming up with Arlington County, businesses, community organizations, volunteers and sponsors to support a bike ride encouraging youth fitness and good nutrition. Scenic 17 mile, the Arlington Loop and a short ride for children under 10.
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 email@example.com (TTY 703-228-4743).
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.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6pm at Washington- Lee High School (1301 N. Quincy St. Arlington, VA. 22201).
Admission is $10 at the door. If you buy your tickets in advance the cost is $5. Children 5 and under are free. Seating is limited so advance purchases are encouraged. Tickets can be bought from registration.arlingtonva.us use activity code 970005-E.
TEAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION: This event will feature step teams from the MD/VA/DC metro area. The competition will be split into two divisions: middle and high school. Prizes will be given to the first, second, and third place winners in each division. Cash award to the first place winner in each division. Each division must have a minimum of three teams to compete for the cash prize. A $500.00 check will be mailed to each qualifying winning team once all paper work is submitted.
Due to space constraints, each show is limited to the first 16 registered & PAID step teams. There is a $65 entry fee for each 15-member (max) step team to compete. Your fee MUST accompany your registration and all payments MUST be in the form of a credit card, money order, certified, school or business check. Under no circumstances will payments be accepted the day of the show. After the deadline (November 20, 2012) a non-refundable fee of $90.00 which includes a $25.00 late fee will be accepted from November 26-November 30, 2012.
You must contact our registration office at (703) 228-4747 or online at registration.arlingtonva.us code: 970005-F, to ensure your participation in the show; we must receive your payment and forms no later than November 20, 2012. When your registration materials have been received, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide. If you do not receive confirmation, notify the Office for Teens at once!
Should you have any questions, contact Desi Jerry at 703-228-7781/703-228-4720 fax or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail all registration to 300 North Park Drive Arlington, VA 22203.
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: www.freshaireva.us/scavengerhunt.
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.http://www.clarendonday.org/
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.
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:
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.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
JURIED EXHIBITION 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 19, 2012
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.
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 Arlington, VA United States
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.
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.
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.
Superstar Family Fun Day is an exciting day filled with outdoor activities for the whole family. The “Mason Mile”, a one-mile road run/walk on Key Boulevard is a part of the day's activities. A FREE community event, with optional donations to benefit the Mason Leach Superstar Fund at Children’s National Medical Center and Key School.
Saturday October 13 from 9 - 12 at Key School - 2300 Key Blvd, Arlington 22201. Race starts at 9:30.
The “Mason Mile” and Superstar Family Fun Day are held in the memory of Mason Leach, a five year-old Key School student who passed away from brain cancer in 2007. This event is sponsored by the Key School PTA Wellness Committee and the Mason Leach Superstar Fund to honor and support the community who helped Mason during his illness. This event celebrates Mason’s life and encourages the children to be active both physically and in their community.
Children’s National Bloodmobile
will be at the event. All blood types are needed, especially O negative! Schedule your appointment online at: www.cnmcblooddonor.com enter sponsor code KEYSH or call 202•476•6524. Donate blood for all the little reasons.
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.
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 www.edu-futuro.org.
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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.
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 On: Drop 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.
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
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.
Doorways for Women and Families' Community Kickball Competition will be held Saturday November 3rd at Virginia Highlands Park. All 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 old. There will be food and fun for kids. If you're interested in registering, please email email@example.com.
The 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 benefitThe Cure Starts Now, and help to fund pediatric brain cancer research.
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 www.cancer.org. Please type in "SWEAT FOR SURVIVAL" right after your last name, separated by a comma. CLICK HERE for details and to RSVP!
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.
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.
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 www.tuckahoehb5k.com.
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 www.readycoalition.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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 www.readycoalition.org or email email@example.com
Location: Arlington Central Library Auditorium 1015 N Quincy St Arlington VA 22201
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marleny Perdomo at email@example.com .
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.
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 Tatalonline.blogspot.com
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 Tatalonline.blogspot.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703/580-8995. Sponsored by Seasons of Hope and the Salvation Army.
Submissions are being accepted through Dec. 21 for Arlington Public Schools’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Visual Contest.
Arlington Public Schools students are invited to take part in the annual the "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Contest" now through Fri. Dec. 21, 2012.
Participating students are asked to describe in writing or through visual impacts a role model, celebrity or current figure that has taken a stand for an important issue in the world today, as Dr. King did in the 1950s and 1960s.
The competition is open to all Arlington Public Schools students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Contest winners will be recognized at the county government’s annual tribute to Dr. King, to be held on Jan. 20, and at the Jan. 24 School Board meeting. Winners of first-place honors will be featured in the Sun Gazette and at www.sungazette.net.
Contest rules and entry forms are available at all Arlington public schools, county libraries and communities centers, and on the Web site at www.apsva.us. Entries can be submitted electronically or dropped off at schools or community centers.
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Applications must be submitted the week of January 7–11, 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.
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
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. More http://www.potomacharmony.org/
GRUMP is the best ever alternative holiday craft show and is your chance to shop local this holiday season. Let’s be real, the mall is sad and full of Pillow Pets and online shopping is lonely. So, join 40 of your favorite local makers as they show and sell handmade goods. From kids clothing made from vintage t-shirts and handmade soap to plush anteaters and t-shirts about zombies eating pizza, GRUMP’s mix of vendors should help you score something unique for everyone on your list.
Please join is for Arlington’s 44th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street, ARL, VA 22201). The event will feature a performance by Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon, and an MLK dance tribute by Urban Artistry, an international collective of artists and dancers. To honor Dr. King’s mission of service, a Volunteer Fair will be set up beginning at 6:30 p.m. with area non-profit organizations. A photo gallery displaying images of Arlington during the civil rights era will be set up in the lobby. For more information about Arlington’s MLK tribute, visit www.arlingtonva.us/MLK or call (703) 228-3329. Free parking on site at the I-66 parking lot located beside Washington-Lee.
“Teens Do Talk” is a show specifically designed for teens and young adults to air their views on a cross section of topics which impact them on a day to day basis. The shows primary focus is to tackle the issues and concerns which are faced by today’s young people, and to address those areas which teens and young adults often find difficult to approach. The show’s motto is simply
“Rediscovering the Lost Art of Communications”
THEY ARE SEEKING A HOST! 18 years old .
Job Description: Host of “Teens Do Talk” ideally will be a very inspirational and talented young person. They must be in-tune with today’s youth and young adults, and have their finger squarely on the pulse of what’s happening with this demographic of our society. The Show’s Host is required to have an intense knowledge in this area, and be able to provide their listeners with a program that is educational and informative. Part of the show’s format is to feature bi-weekly guests who will help in identifying the many challenges and successes which are shared by our growing teenage and young adult population, and the host should not be afraid to tackle those often difficult situations which our young people are often reluctant to address in an open forum.
The shows format is a mixture of stimulating conversations, and personal interviews coupled with a mix of uplifting and positive music. Through these means the show is reaching an ever growing audience on a weekly basis. “Teens Do Talk” airs every other Sat. at 12:00PM (eastern time), and can be heard on the internet by going to www.radiofairfax.com
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.
WatchAPS Snapshots featuring the 2011 Summer Activities Fair:
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!
Grab your energy wallet at the door and work to keep your balance in check!
Journey through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall as you make investments, take chances, and earn rewards
Stop off at our bonus blocks and collect clues to advance through the game.
Compare yourself to your friends, neighbors, and other players. How energy wise are you?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Carver 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
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com for details on how to get involved.
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.
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 www.arlingtonva.us/calendar/default.aspx#EventDetails_21471
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, HealthyFamiliesinitiative. All members of the community are invited. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street, South. For more information, visit the TJ PTA website
Sponsored by Arlington Public Schools and George Mason University. All boys attending will be entered in an E-BOLT tablet raffle courtesy of Quattro Solutions and will also receive a brand new tie courtesy of Macy’s. Please contact Madeline LaSalle for more information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com. Please reference this program name in the subject line: Little Known Secrets of Paying for College.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 703/228-1551. Sponsored by the Arlington DHS, Project PEACE and the Parent Education Program.
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 http://bit.ly/YLF13Va and http://bit.ly/ylf-va13 and complete the application at http://www.vaboard.org/ylf.htm soon.
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
A 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.
Join the College & Career Librarian for a night tracking down the best scholarships on the Web. Arlington students qualify for a wide range. Learn to work the system and leave with a list of applications to complete.
15th annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade on Wilson Blvd (starting at Barton and ending at Irving). The parade features more than 50 groups from across the region. Best way to get there is on foot or via subway (exit Courthouse).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.sorenseninstitute.org/programs/clp
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 www.sorenseninstitute.org/programs/hslp
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.
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 www.nofearinloverace.org. $25 registration fee.
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 email@example.com. Registration is not required, but encouraged.
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!
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 arlingtonmedia.org/youth-video-production-camp. To register call (703) 524-2388. Enrollment is limited to 9 participants per session. Jackie Steven at 703-524-2388
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.).
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: http://www.apsva.us/page/1722.
There will be an Information Night on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:00 pm, at Kenmore Middle School. See Gifted Services for more details.
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
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
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
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. REGISTER:
970016-AA Family Day At The Beach 08/03/13 - 08/03/13 Sa 7:00A - 9:00P Depart from Lubber Run Center $25
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
Come by Barcroft Field #6 on March 2 at 11 a.m. to celebrate Arlington's new baseball field. And after the ribbon cutting cheer George Washington University baseball in its season opener against Quinnipiac University at 1 p.m.
Arlington County and George Washington University partnered together to renovate Field #6 at Barcroft Park into an NCAA level baseball stadium. With the added funding from GW, Field #6 was renovated to include the County's first synthetic turf diamond field, along with new spectator seating, pressbox, dugouts, bullpens, batting cages, entrance plaza and renovated parking lot. Barcroft Field #6 will continue to be the Home of the GW Colonials, as well as provide the County's recreational youth baseball leagues with a near major-league experience.
Shake the Screen 2013: Acting, Directing + Editing Shakespeare on Camera
For ages 12-17
Sessions: March 25 – 29, 2013; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public Screening of Films: Saturday, March 30; 12:30 am – 3:00 pm
In partnership with Educational Theatre Company and WSC-Avant Bard, Artisphere presents a one-week Shakespeare filmmaking intensive for teens of any experience level with a strong interest in film or theater.
Professional actors from WSC-Avant Bard will join us as guests, and camp staff will guide you through planning, shooting and editing, but YOU will be in the director’s chair! Create your masterpiece in just five days and screen it for friends and family in Artisphere’s iconic Dome Theater! Students produce original video shorts and will receive daily interactive small group/individual instruction in:
·Acting and Directing for the camera
·Script writing and Storyboarding
·Adapting literature for film
·Camerawork, lighting, sound and costumes on a budget
A Campaign to help Arlington Youth gain and express
UNITY, EMPATHY, AND RESPECT
Care For a Change
Submit your logo electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
LOGOS DUE BY APRIL 6, 2013
- “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.
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.
Now accepting applications from high school students for this Summer:
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.
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 email@example.com. Thanks, and we hope to see you all there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-228-6061.
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.
Come out on Saturday May 18, 2013 for the annual Turtle Trot 5K! The race is chip timed and will be held on a certified course in Lower Bluemont park starting at 329 North Manchester St. Check in begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. Participants can also enjoy a make it and take it craft project. The registration fee is $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Every year injured turtles and other at-risk wildlife in Arlington are brought in to the Long Branch Nature Center to receive medical attention and undergo rehabilitation before being released back into the wild. Proceeds from this event go towards making this service a reality. Participants can register for the race at ACTIVE.com or visit the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation webpage for more information.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) moved to to 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 730 in Vienna, Virginia 22182. voice mail (703-893-0461)
email (email@example.com) .
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 wrap.org/files/GEICO_Student_Awards.htm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 http://stridesforsuccess.eventbrite.com 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: http://bit.ly/X7aTe4
Fairfax Corner Shopping Center
11950 Grand Commons Ave.
Fairfax, VA 22030 View map »
Sponsor: Junior League of Northern Virginia
Contact name: Krista Fields Website »
All ages welcome! Enjoy fun and games sure to please everyone in your crew! Join us, Friday, April 19, 7-9pm at Thomas Jefferson Community Center to kick the weekend off right. No registration required.
Activities include: Spark Fitness Fun Games, Wii & Playstation on the Big Screen, Obstacle Course, 2-on-2 Basketball Games, Make and Take Art Projects, Indoor Playground for Tots, Inflatable Moon Bounces, Face Painting , Gladiator Joust, Inflatable Rock Climbing Wall and more! For more info contact email@example.com or 703.228.4711.
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!
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
PANELISTS and SPONSORS: see below.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-838-4549.
When: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month
(Apr.21, May 19).
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 email@example.com or 240-838-4549.
When: 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month
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.
Arlington Transit is asking middle and high school students who live or attend school in Arlington County to design the outside of an ART bus using the theme "Share Our Streets - Be a PAL," Arlington County's bike, walk and driving safety initiative. The winning design will be used to wrap one ART bus that will travel around the County for everyone to see. This is a great opportunity for students to get creative and have their artwork seen. Visit www.commuterpage.com/ARTforPAL for more information.
Predictable -- travel in a predictable way; don't make sudden, unexpected moves
Alert -- pay attention to your surroundings and to others around you
Lawful -- obey the traffic laws, whether in a car, on a bike, or on foo
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.
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 http://www.balletnova.org/performances
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’re interested in contributing. Thank you! -Make checks payable to the One Fund Boston, Inc.
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.
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 email@example.com or 703-228-4736.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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 https://registration.arlingtonva.us 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.
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
1015 North Quincy Street
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.
Pre or Post-Show Special: Stop by Piola, indulge in authentic Italian cuisine, and get 20% off your meal when you mention Artisphere – Minutes away on 1550 Wilson Blvd. Open until 1am.
“A mixture of bluegrass and hip-hop that might repel some purists on either side of the country-and-rap divide, but will knock the socks off just about everybody else.” – The Wall Street Journal
Blending bluegrass and hip-hop seems like an unlikely recipe for success, but don’t tell that to Rench, the mastermind behind the highly successful rap’n’grass project Gangstagrass. When he was going to grade school, recess was a time of breakdancing on cardboard to RUN-DMC. But at home, the records on the stereo were Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. That musical mash up made a lasting impression and sent Rench on a cross-country journey to play country-flavored hip-hop in dive bars. Gangstagrass performed an original soundtrack for FX’s western crime series, Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant. Their songs are a common soundtrack in the TV series.
A taste of Texas in the nation's capital, a bit of Dixie in the District, The Human Country Jukebox plays the best classic country and western songs by the likes of Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and more. If these songs don't get your hands clapping and your feet stomping you should probably see a doctor. And don't say, "I don't like country music." If you like great singing, expert playing, soulful, bluesy, "I'm so sad I could drink, so happy I could drink some more" music then you'll enjoy The Human Country Jukebox.
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.
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.
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. http://www.rosslynartsproject.com/supernova/programs/big-bang-dance-party
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
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 www.vaprojectlife.org. 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.
"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.
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!
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: email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Cherrydale UMCinvites you to enjoy “An 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.
Arlington's signature July 4th event will return in 2013! On Thursday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-228-3329 for details on how to get involved.
Please join us Saturday, June 8 from 1-4pm at the Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road. For this special occasion, Andrew Acosta and his 'New Old Time String Band' will be there to play your favorite tunes. We have also lined up a very interesting presentation by the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, which Ms. Owl highly endorses. Adding to the festivities will be a number of special nature, arts and crafts demonstrations, including Native American woodland flute maker Robert Willasch and an exhibition by the Blacksmiths' Guild of the Potomac. Learn too, about our plans for an upgrade of the Native American exhibit at Gulf Branch. Free admission. For more info visit http://site.friendsofgbnc.org/News.html.
Please join us to celebrate the re-opening of Nauck Park (2600 19th Street S, Arlington, VA 22204) on Thursday, June 13 at 6pm! Come check out the new and improved features, including a restroom renovation, a new play area, improved entrances and signs, an accessible concrete walkway and new site furnishings including picnic tables and benches. Event activities will include a moon bounce, face painting, balloon art, and more. For details, visit www.arlingtonva.us/DPR.
The 8th District Job Fair is designed to help Northern Virginia constituents find employment that best meets their skills and interests. The program will consist of breakout sessions and panel discussions led by employment experts and major local employers focusing on several key topics.
TC Williams High School
3330 King Street
Alexandria, Va 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. - WORKSHOPS
Enhancing your Interviewing Skills
Using Social Media to Supercharge your Job Search
Being your Own Boss: Tapping Into your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Advice for Mature Workers: Put Your Experience to Work
10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. - EMPLOYER PANELS
Defense and Technology
11:15 a.m.- 12 noon - JOB FAIR
Several companies will be available to discuss potential employment opportunities
When: @ 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Where: Schools around Arlington Who: Arlington students, families and neighbors Fee: None!
What: Each October, Arlington Public Schools (APS) and the County's WalkArlington and BikeArlington programs join forces to take part in this international event. Part of a month-long celebration, the event encourages students to walk and bike to school while teaching the health and environmental benefits of walking and biking. Walk and Bike to School Day also 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.
Arlington will celebrate International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 9 this year. Throughout the entire month of October, many APS staff and PTAs will incorporate activities focusing on biking and walking into the curriculum. And along with supporting participation of all schools, APS, WalkArlington, and BikeArlington will highlight activities at Swanson Middle School.
FREE! June 22 – 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Highland Street in Clarendon
100 of the finest artists in country will converge upon Highland Street in Clarendon for a two-day juried outdoor gallery style art exhibit. A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets.
Fall Class Registration Times Change! Online registration begins August 14 for fall classes.
In an effort to better serve the growing number of Arlingtonians who enjoy our classes, the Department of Parks and Recreation is moving up and dividing class registration times. On August 14, online registration opens only for Gymnastics classes at 7:00 a.m. and for ALL OTHER classes online registration begins at 7:30 a.m.https://registration.arlingtonva.us/
The much-anticipated Arlington Mill Community Center is nearly complete! Join the community in welcoming this exciting facility on Saturday, September 21 from 5-7pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony will include remarks from the County Board, a sneak peek of the center’s programs, light refreshments, an opportunity to sign up for classes at the center, live music and more! The new Arlington Mill will have a high school size gymnasium, a teaching and preparation kitchen, Project Family, Early Headstart and senior nutrition program areas on the plaza level. On the Dinwiddie Street level is the gameroom, shared areas for youth, teen and senior programs, the community living room with public access computers and bakery shop. Visual arts, fitness, community outreach, clinic and computer skills training programs are on the top level of the center. There are a total of four multipurpose rooms and five classrooms. For details about the event, view the flyer(PDF). For details about the center, visit www.arlingtonva.us/arlingtonmill.
Come by the FREE Arlington Festival of the Arts this Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23 in Clarendon from 10 AM to 5 PM both days.
It will be on Highland Street between 13th Street and Washington Boulevard (so be prepared for extra traffic in the area since that street will be closed off).
150 leading artists will be featured as well as a Gourmet Food Truck Expo and wine.
Voting for the ARTists for PAL Bus Design Contest is now open! Vote for your favorite design. The one with the most votes will be used to wrap one ART bus that will travel throughout Arlington. Voting is open until July 4. Vote here.
Survey to Help Shape the Future of Bus Service in Arlington
Take a short survey to provide feedback on ART and Metrobus service in Arlington County. The input you provide will be considered when Arlington County updates its six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP). Take the survey.
iCan Bike Camp Call for Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors
iCan Bike is a camp designed to teach children with disabilities how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. With their adapted bicycles, specialized instructional program, and trained staff and volunteers, we're able to get most participants up and riding on a two-wheel bicycle in 5 days! Interested in participating, volunteering or sponsoring? For more info April Rosenthal, iCan Bike Camp Director, 703-228-4736.
APS needs your help as we continue to provide high quality seats for every student. If you were involved in the boundary process for the new elementary school at Williamsburg and the seven neighboring schools (Ashlawn, Glebe, Jamestown, McKinley, Nottingham, Taylor, and Tuckahoe) we would like to hear from you.
Please give us feedback on our community engagement process by completing this short survey. The survey closes Fri, June 28.
What to Expect When You're Expecting a Teenager. Has your sweet child suddenly morphed into a teenage stranger? Come learn more about developmental changes during middle school years, strategies for building on children's strengths/developmental assets to help them succeed academically and socially, and helping children avoid unhealthy or dangerous behaviors. For 6th and 7th grade parents. 10:00 a.m.-12 noon.
Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Blvd., Auditorium.
Contact Kim Durand at 703/228-1667 to register. Space is limited. Note: This presentation will be filmed for future audiences. Participants will be asked to sign a permission waiver for use on the web and AETV. Sponsored by the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families.
Enjoy a thoroughly batty evening and add to your knowledge of local night life, Saturday, August 24, 6-9pm at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Activities include: habitat walks, games, crafts and more - all while learning lots about our favorite furry bug zappers. Halfway thru the evening, everyone is invited to join in a festive lantern parade! Live bat shows will be presented by Leslie Sturges, Director of "Save Lucy, A Little Brown Bat," established to protect and conserve bats in this region. Register children over age 2 and adults; children under 14 must register with an accompanying adult. Register online or call 703-228-4747. $7 fee per participant. This program is supported by the Arlington Education Fund at the Arlington Community Foundation. Download the Bat Festival (PDF) flyer.
El Condado de Arlington busca intérpretes artísticos latinoamericanos de todas las edades y culturas así como vendedores de comida autorizados para que participen en el Festival Latinoamericano 2013. El festival se llevará a cabo el domingo, 29 de septiembre 2013 en el Kenmore Middle School de...
Only 5 days left to reserve your ticket at http://gathr.us/screening/4417 for a screening in Ballston of the beautiful, inspiring, and important new documentary, Girl Rising!
Regal Ballston Common Stadium 12
About the event:
Tickets can be reserved for $10 at http://gathr.us/screening/4417 If enough people reserve tickets, we’ll hit the “tipping point” and the theater will host us. If the minimum number of reservations is not met, the screening does not take place and nobody is charged.
The 1st Arlington Triathlon Club SPLASH & DASH for youth ages 7-15 will take place Sunday, August 18th at Washington & Lee High School. The short, off-road swim-run event begins at 9 am in the pool and finishes on the track.
The race is produced by Triathlon Family USA, Inc. It is sponsored by Potomac River Running Stores, Bruce S.Deming, Esq. & Arlington Public School Aquatics. Sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national governing body for the sport of triathlon.
The Arlington Triathlon Club is school-based multi-sport program for Arlington County students. The club, now in its 8th season, began at Long Branch Elementary School and has expanded to other Arlington Schools. The club is an official USA Triathlon club and a FitArlington partner.
JULY 18 - AUGUST 4, 2013 – EXTRA WEEK ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Pride Night: Wed., July 24 at 8pm – $10 off with the code “PRIDE”
Student Tickets – $15 ticket
Back by popular demand for a limited run! Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili Midsummer returns mid-summer! Synetic’s wildly popular, Helen Hayes Award-winning “silent Shakespeare” rendition of the bard’s finest comedy is back for a limited time. Don’t miss this fantastical, darkly playful game of love, mistaken identity and the supernatural.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream was nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards in 2010, including Outstanding Lighting Design: Andrew F. Griffin, Outstanding Sound Design: Konstantine Lortkipanidze, Outstanding Costume Design: Anastasia R. Simes, Outstanding Choreography: Irina Tsikurishvili, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play: Irakli Kavsadze, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play: Alex Mills, Outstanding Director, Resident Play: Paata Tsikurishvili, and Outstanding Resident Play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play. http://www.synetictheater.org/
Latinoamericano Festival - Celebrate the best of Latino culture during Hispanic Heritage Month, Sunday, September 29, 1-5 PM at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., 22204)! Live music, authentic food, local vendors and artistic performances from different countries! FREE entrance. Free Parking. Free shuttles from Ballston Metro. Info: 703-228-3329 or www.arlingtonva.us/dpr.
Domingo, 29 de septiembre, 1300-1600
Kenmore Middle School 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., 22204
¡Celebre lo mejor de las culturas latinoamericanas de Arlington durante el mes de la Herencia Hispana! Este evento GRATUITO incluye música en vivo, presentaciones artísticas, comida típica, vendedores locales y más! Disfrute el folklor de distintos países de América Latina. Algo para todas las edades…no necesita viajar fuera del país para saborear la cocina auténtica y música latinoamericana! Para más información, vaya a www.arlingtonva.us y haga clic en “Información en Español“ o llame 703-228-3329.
You know what's delicious? Fruit. You know what else? Chocolate! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the summer reading theme of "Reading is Delicious" than by mixing the two! Come in to Central Library on July 23 from 5-6 pm to create your own delicious creations.
Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8-11 p.m. – Arlington Artisphere
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring a social event/fundraiser for the Library. It is called the Eight-Thirteen Ball (813 is the Dewey Decimal number for American Fiction), and this year’s theme is The Great Gatsby. Since the beneficiary of the fundraising part this year is our 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program, I wanted to be sure that the members of the Partnership know about the event. What do you think is the best way to get the information to them?
Tuesday, August 6. Lunch Bunch: Family Information Sessions. Lunch Bunch is a program for individuals with disabilities and their families. We share information to help navigate the complex disability systems. Informal and over your lunch hour. Bring your lunch and we will answer your questions. Noon-2 pm. The ARC of Northern Virginia, 98 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 RSVP required at email@example.com or 703/532-3214.
Sponsored by the ARC of Northern Virginia, Austism Society Northern Virginia, and Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.
National Night Out is a time when neighbors come together and take a stand against crime in their communities. On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, Arlington County residents will join their neighbors, police officers and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out.
Sign up to volunteer with ACE at our Four Mile Run Cleanup event:
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
4200 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA.
Join ACE to collect trash at this annual event held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup and Clean Virginia Waterways Day. Groups, families, individuals and students are welcome.
Sat Aug 10, 7-8:00 PM Stories in the Stars Campfire #642853-K
Sat Aug31, 7-8:00 PM High Flying Hawks Campfire #642853-L
Sat Aug 17 7-8:00 PM Daddy Long Legs Campfire #642953-I
Sun Aug 25 7-8:00 PM Insect Orchestra Campfire #642953-J
The whole family is invited to join us for lots of old fashioned fun. Our campfire programs may include stories, songs, games, special animal guests, and of course, S'mores! For more information call the campfire location. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Saturday, March 29. 3rd Annual Middle School Boys Color of Leadership Conference. Young men currently at APS schools in grades 6,7, and 8 will get a full day of workshops, team building, and small group activities to help students recognize their strengths and increase their leadership ability. Workshops include: Careers, Being a Gentleman, Everyday Role Models, Money Management, and more. Cost: $10 payable by cash, check, or cashier's check only. Register directly with the Minority Achievement Coordinator at your school. APS bus transportation available. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Achievement, Student Services, and Edu-Futuro. Questions? Contact Gregory Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-8129. Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch included.
Each fall we gather around the Walker Log House to celebrate our nation’s heritage. Won’t you join us this year for a family friendly day of interactive fun? Step back into history and try your hand at some old time games, crafts – and more. Bring your own old pants and shirt to make a scarecrow. Child size clothing works just great! Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. Gulf Branch Nature Center parking lot closed for the event. Park on Military Rd. or 36th Rd. North. Close in neighbors are encouraged to walk. For more information: 703-228-3403. $5 fee due at the program/p>
A FREE expo held on Sept. 28, 5-8pm at Thomas Jefferson Community Center is open to ALL AGES and will feature sports and fitness demos, inflatable moon bounces and slides, rock climbing wall, 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. Onsite registration to be part of the award-winning Arlington Teen Fitness Challenge! For more information contact Kevin Clements at 703-228-4729. Discover a plethora of youth-based fitness offerings in our community!
Arlington County has the opportunity to create its first temporary pop-up park in the Clarendon-Courthouse area! The County recently entered into a lease agreement with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for a vacant portion of their property for a minimum of two years with the option to extend the lease. The clock is ticking on the two-year lease, so we'd like to act quickly to determine what the community would like to see in the space. Let us know what you think! The Departments of Parks and Recreation and Community Planning, Housing and Development have developed this survey to find out how the community would like to use this new open space. This is your opportunity to let us know what you'd like to see in the park!
We will be hosting a local National 4-H Youth Science Experiment Event! Every year National 4-H Council presents a national science experiment. In the past these experiments have dealt with a variety of topics like robotics, wind power, and even biofuel. This year’s experiment is entitled “Maps and Apps” and is all about GPS and GIS technologies and solving problems using techniques associated with them. The best part is, you don’t even have to know what that is to be able to complete this experiment! Come learn what it takes to make a good map using modern technology that Columbus and his crew didn’t have! Hear about GPS and GIS technologies from the professionals who use them every day in their jobs. The event will consist of a presentation and then the actual conducting of the experiment.
Our event will be held on October 14th, from 10 AM - 12 PM at Four Mile Run Park's old Duron Building. 4131 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA. There is no cost, and light refreshments will be provided.
HELP “UNSTUFF” FIRST DAY PACKETS Volunteers are needed to sort and distribute materials returned in the First Day Packets. If you can help (even if just for 1 hour), come to the YHS staff lounge at 9 a.m. on: Friday, Sept. 6, Wednesday, Sept 11 and Friday, Sept. 13. ¨ If you can come, or if you have questions, contact Ann Mosher at email@example.com.
Friday, September 27, 2013 – Sunday, September 29, 2013
YSC Tour de Pink was created to raise awareness and funds for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the first organization to focus exclusively on the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. Tour de Pink is a three-day bike ride from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC. Meals and hotels are paid for by the organization. The fundraising minimum for participants is $2,500.
The ride will take place on September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013 – Sunday, October 20, 2013
Every day through 10/20/2013
When: Check-in time varies each day Where: Start at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 North Fort Meyer, Arlington Who: Families Fee: Varies depending on the number of walks
What: The US FreedomWalk Festival® is a weekend, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship. Different trails will be offered each day, and a variety of distances ranging from 3 to 27 miles (6 km to 44 km) is offered each day.
This walking weekend is hosted by the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States; Arlington County, Virginia; the Host Embassy; and AVA Club 901.
For more information, contact Delores at USFWF@yahoo.com or call 703-209-0174
The Mount Zion Baptist Church Tutoring Ministry & Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to offer a FREE ACT/SAT Practice Test. Students will have an opportunity to take a full length diagnostic test to assess their performance before attempting their official exams. Test participants will be provided with a detailed score report highlighting individual strengths and weaknesses. While students are taking the diagnostic test parents will have the opportunity to receive information on “How to Prepare” your student for the SATs and college. Scores are not reported to the school or any reporting agency. Following the practice test, students and their parents are invited to participate in a complimentary, individual, twenty-minute consultation with a Kaplan test expert to review test results and learn some Kaplan test-taking strategies. 8:30AM – 1:00PM. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3500 South 19th St. Arlington. To register for the FREE practice test please visit: http://bitly/MountZionACTSATPracticeTest Registration deadline is Oct. 20. Contact Tutoring Director, Ms. Tanasha Dalton via email at Tutoring@MountZionBaptist.com or by phone at 703-966-2890 with any questions.
The overarching goal of the MMTSSSC is to ensure student safety for all forms of transportation, including but not limited to walking, bus transportation, bicycling, and driving. Additional goals are to provide on-time bus service; to maximize efficient use of APS transportation resources; to ensure a reasonable walk distance to each school; to support effective traffic management at school sites; to make informed decisions that reflect APS dedication to environmental stewardship; and to consider and report budget implications for any Committee recommendations.”
Composed of APS parents, community members who do not have children in APS, and key County and APS staff, the MMTSSSC will report to the School Board to provide advice regarding the safe transportation of students to and from school by a variety of modes of transportation.
ARLINGTON, Virginia 22205Learn about hosting a German student from Oct 13-28, 2013, and/or going to Aachen, Germany July 1-18, 2014. Arlington families have enjoyed this low-cost and memorable home-stay exchange for over 20 years. Share this opportunity with your friends! Openings now for host families for October. Come and discover the Arlington Sister City Association.