PARK GLEN YARD SALE
Date: Saturday, May 16th
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 700 S Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA 22204 (Courtyard)
The Park Glen Social Committee will have coffee and doughnuts
available for a small fee. Free bottled water will be on hand.
All neighbors invited to come and shop!
The next meeting of the Arlington Mill Civic Association will be:
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Rm 527
1. Elections of Civic Association Board members
2. Neighborhood News: Pike Pres mtg; NCP; FBC and Facilities Study group. Affordable Housing Study.
a. Review and vote on Position Statement on The Arlington Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) Draft Report
3. Status of Farmers Market – CPRO’s Exec. Director Takis will present
4. Give results of the neighborhood survey
5. Civic Engagement
· Trash clean up May 30th.
· Extended Overnight parking at Arlington Mill
Thursday May 14, 2015, 7-9 PM at Drew Model School, 3500 S 23rd St, Arlington, VA 22206
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11AM - 7PM at Washington-Lee HS, 1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201
Candidates include: Reid Goldstein and Sharon Dorsey
2015 Neighborhood Day Activities
Chestnut Hills Playground Ribbon Cutting & Project Play Launch: On Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m., come celebrate the recent renovations at the Chestnut Hills Park Preschool Playground and learn more about Project Play NoVa! Playground improvements include new equipment, surfacing, pedestrian circulation (including ADA accessibility) and site furnishings. FitArlington will be on site to promote the new Northern Virginia Project Play website, novaplays.org, which will be launched in 2015. Stop by the Project Play booth for a FREE foldable water bottle (while supplies last) and learn how the website works. Kids will also be invited to participate in a playground scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! Contact Laura Barragan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-3329 for details. View the Chestnut Hills Ribbon Cutting Flyer.
Family Fitness Day in the Park: On Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., bring the whole family to Penrose Park to get outdoors! Event highlights include fitness classes for all ages, fun games, moon bounces ($3 all-access bands), nutrition and fitness demonstrations and concessions for sale (cash only). Contact Emily Thrasher at DPRemail@example.com or 703-228-4773 for more information. In case of severe weather, this event will be canceled. View the Family Fitness Day in the Park Flyer.
Echoes of Little Saigon: On Saturday, May 9 from 1-3 p.m., learn about Clarendon’s Vietnamese heritage at the Echoes of Little Saigon event at Clarendon Central Park. The County Board proclamation and guest speakers will begin at 1 p.m. Join in on a walking tour narrated by former community members at 1:30 p.m. From 1:30-3 p.m., enjoy public art and art activities led by artist Khánh H. Lê and go on a self-guided smartphone walking tour. This event is presented by Arlington County Historic Preservation Program, Arlington Public Art, Urban Affairs & Planning in the School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech, Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation and Clarendon Alliance. Contact Aliza Schiff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-3771 for more information.
Welcome Back Hummingbirds: On Saturday, May 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Gulf Branch Nature Center and Park, the whole family will enjoy learning about our fabulous flyers with hands-on activities and games. Each family will make a hummingbird feeder of their own to provide a welcome feast for these tiny jewels as they migrate back to our area. Information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center. Registration required. Families. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 632855-J.
20th Annual Walk for the Animals and Pet Festival: On Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., step forward for shelter animals at Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s 20th Anniversary Walk for the Animals and Pet Festival at Bluemont Park. For two decades Arlington County’s largest pet-centered event has brought two-legged and four-legged residents together for a day of celebration and fun to benefit shelter animals, services and programs supported by AWLA. Lace up your walking shoes, leash up fido and join hundreds of animal enthusiasts for a 5k walk or one-mile stroll through the park. After the walk, the 20th anniversary celebration will continue with a newly added Pet Festival. This year you can look forward to:
– Eating a savory bite from food trucks
For more information about the Walk for Animals and Pet Festival and to register for the walk, visit http://awla.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1130661.
Barcroft Elementary Spring Fair: On Saturday, May 9 from 4-6 p.m., join in on a fun family-friendly event with games, bounce house, concessions, cake walk, games and prizes! Barcroft Elementary is located at 625 S. Wakefield Street, Arlington, VA 22204. This event is sponsored by the Barcroft Elementary PTA. For more information, email email@example.com or call 619-985-7449.
Campfire: Super Snakes: The whole family is invited to join us on Saturday, May 9 from 7-8 p.m. at the Long Branch amphitheater for lots of old-fashioned fun as we learn about our elongated, fork-tongued friends. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, treats such as s’mores. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center. Registration required. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or call 703-228-4747. Activity #: 632955-C.
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The Pike Presidents' Group (PPG), comprising ten Pike Corridor Civic Associations, will host a Forum for the Democratic Party Candidates for County Board on Monday 11 May 2015 at 7.30 pm in themulti-purpose A/B/C rooms at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St S.
Six candidates are vying for the nomination to compete in the General Election to replace Walter Tejada and Mary Hynes, who are both retiring their seats at the end of the year. The forum will feature questions from the PPG regarding Pike issues and an opportunity for questions from the audience attending the forum.
The candidates in attendance will be:
• Katie Cristol
• Christian Dorsey
• Peter Fallon
• James Lander
• Andrew Schneider
• Bruce Wiljanen
The general format of the forum will be as follows:
• Call to order
• Opening Statements (2 min per candidate)
• Questions from the PPG (approximately ½ hour; 90 seconds per candidate for answers)
• Questions from the floor (approximately 1 hour; 90 seconds per candidate for answers)
• Closing statements (2 min per candidate)
• The evening should conclude around 9.45p.
The PPG would respectfully ask for no applause, cheering, jeering or other verbal replies by audience members in response to candidate statements. Applause for all participants should be held to the end of the evening. Mobile phones should be turned off or silenced for the duration of the forum.
The two Democratic Nominees will be selected in a primary to be held Tuesday 9 June 2015. The PPG will sponsor further County Board fora this autumn for ALL candidates running in November's General Election for County Board.
Please make plans to attend this informative event.
Please help spread the word about our Open House on May 9 – see attached flyer or http://vote.arlingtonva.us. This will be the first opportunity for Arlington residents to check out our NEW voting system, as well as the only opportunity before the Democratic Primary, where it will be used for the first time.
You can let members know that we’ll be scheduling some additional demonstration dates in the fall – details will be posted on our website when available.
Thanks for your help!
Linda Lindberg, Director of Elections
Office of Elections
Planting For Native Bees Certain Native Flowering Plants ARE Better than Others
Speaker: Sam Droege
Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 N Quincy Street
Orange/Silver lines, between Virginia Square and Ballston Metro stops.
Parking available at library and at Washington and Lee High School parking garage, N. 15th and Quincy Streets.
Networking and resource display tables open at ; program begins at
Free and Open to the Public ; No reservations necessary.
Questions? Contact: Sherrie Burson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kasha Helget, Arlington Regional Master Naturalists