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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, July 14-20, 2017

Posted on Jul 14,2017
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Friday, July 14

Fast Fridays and Slowdown Sundays Features outdoor fitness classes led by instructors from area studios. Friday from noon-1 p.m. Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Through Aug. 27. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. 703-746-3855. alexandriava.gov. Free; bring a mat and water.

Breast cancer patients with children support group
Discuss living with cancer and raising a family, facilitated by a professional counselor and patient navigator. Second Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. Virginia Hospital Center, Cancer Resource Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. 703-558-5555. Free; registration required.

“Yoga in the Nature Center”
For ages 7-10, a hike to find animals and practice their poses at the nature center. 3-3:45 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642927-B).

Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park
An outdoor movie, with wine, beer, cocktails and food trucks. For a complete schedule, visit the website. 6-11 p.m. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-522-6628. rosslynva.org. Free.

Company Danzante Contemporary repertory dance. Part of Arlington Arts outdoor summer concert series. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Saturday, July 15

Tons of Trucks More than 20 different vehicles from seven city departments include a fire engine, sheriff car, front-end loader, dump truck, bucket truck, trash truck, sewer truck, vacuum truck and buses. Truck-themed activities, book readings, giveaways and food truck vendors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St., Alexandria. 703-746-5553. alexandriava.gov. $5; family of four $15.

Summer art demos Led by members of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association. 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-746-4570. torpedofactory.org. Free.

Creek trek For ages 8-12, climb rocks and look for crystals, fossils, minnows, aquatic insects and more at Long Branch Creek. 1:30-3 p.m. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642927-E).

Spanish/English campfire
Features stories, games, songs and s’mores. 7-8 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642957-C).

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Part of the Arlington Arts outdoor summer concert series. 8 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

Penrose Square movie nights
A screening of director John McTiernan’s sci-fi thriller “Predator,” about commandos hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior in a Central American jungle. Visit the website for schedule through Sept. 2. Penrose Square, 2503 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-892-2776. columbia-pike.org. Free.

Sunday, July 16


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous A 12-step recovery program for those suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Goodwin House, 4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria. 610-858-5948. foodaddicts.org. Free.

Yoga in the Park A local studio fitness instructor leads a Vinyasa yoga class. Take a mat and water. Part of the weekly “Slowdown Sundays” outdoor fitness programs through Aug. 27. 9:30-10:30 a.m. John Carlyle Square Park, 300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria. alexandriava.gov. Free.

Wildlife walk For age 3 and older, look for birds, fish, turtles and snakes along Four Mile Run. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. registration.arlingtonva.us. $5; registration required (course No. 642957-N).

NAMI parent support group For parents of those with a mental health diagnosis. Third Sundays from 1-2:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 N. 16th St., Arlington. 703-862-9588. Free.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s family tours
Led by junior docents. 2-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242. apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar. $5; ages 5-12, $3; age 4 and younger free.

Removing Invasive Plants at Long Branch
For teens and older. Volunteers are needed to help keep the park free of invasive plants. 2-4 p.m. Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535. longbranchnaturectr@arlingtonva.us. Free.

Summer concert series
Features jazz trumpet player Kenny Rittenhouse. 6 p.m. Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. 703-228-1850. arlingtonarts.org. Free.

The Buzz Hounds The four-piece cover band performs a free outdoor concert. Blanket, low chairs and picnics are permitted. Food trucks. 6-8 p.m. Mount Olivet Church, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-328-2607. mountolivetumc.com. Free.

Monday, July 17

“Medicare Made Simple” talk For anyone new to Medicare, Carma Ryan and John Glowacky, counselors with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program will give a presentation. 10:30 a.m.-noon Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center and Park, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-228-5210. epoole@arlingtonva.us parks.arlingtonva.us. Free; registration requested.

SummerQuest: Sound waves
An outreach specialist from the Navy Yard will teach children about sound waves and lead hands-on experiments. 3-4 p.m. James M. Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria. 703-746-1705. Free.

STEM professionals needed Assist K-12 science teachers as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEM Volunteer Program, a partnership with county public schools to bring the real world of STEM into the classroom. Recruiting now for placement during the 2017-2018 school year beginning in September. For more information, please contact Robert Thomas at 301-570-2811 or robert.james.thomas@verizon.net.

Source Washington post



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