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Lululemon Athletica in Clarendon Offers Your Weekend Fitness

Lululemon Athletica of Clarendon is offering some fun group fitness activities this weekend. On Saturday, August 28, runners of all levels are invited to join the Team Lemon Clarendon, the Lululemon community running group, at 9:00 a.m. for a run through Arlington. The run will start at end at the Lululumon store located at 2847 Clarendon Boulevard. The running group will run anywhere from 4-6 miles.

On Sunday, Lululemon of Clarendon invites you out for even more! At 7:00 p.m. the store offers a complimentary one hour long yoga class. Bring a mat if you have one, but if you don't - don’t sweat it! There are extras in the store for students to borrow. Are you training for a half marathon or a marathon for this fall? Come join the training group at 7:00 a.m. for a longer mileage run! You can call Lululemon at 703-807-0539 if you have any questions.

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HaHa at RiRa Tonight

RiRa, an Irish Pub in Clarendon, continues to host live comedy nights on Wednesdays. Come on in for a ½ price burger and a good laugh tonight! Live comedy starts at 8:00 p.m. and burgers are ½ off all night long.

Drink specials include Coors Light Bottles for $2.50 and PBR cans for $2.00. You don’t want to miss this. I’ve been before and the comedians were hilarious!

And you might even have the opportunity to test your stand-up comedy skills after the show. The winner who tells the best joke (or who has the largest group of friends with them to cheer them on) wins some cool prizes, so make sure you have some of your own jokes ready! I'm not even blonde, but no dumb blonde jokes please...you can do better than that.

Cupcake Class at Wildfire

Cupcakes have truly been all the rage. Now you and your kids can learn how to bake, frost, decorate, and devour your very own delicious cupcakes! On Saturday, September 25, Wildfire is hosting a cupcake class for the whole family. WUSA9 Reporter Jessica Doyle is hosting the class with her daughter Sophia along with Wildfire Executive Chef Steven Lukis with his son Spencer.

This hands-on cupcake class will be held at the Wildfire in Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, VA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 per adult and this covers up to 2 kids. Part of the proceeds will go to Food for Others, which is the largest distributor of free food to people in need in the Northern Virginia area.

Make your reservations now by contacting Michelle Bringham at 703-442-9110.

Look Out for Sharrows

You may be noticing some new markings on the streets in Arlington. Sharrows, or “shared-lane markings,” were federally approved and adopted because they increase the passing space between vehicles and bicyclists. They also have been shown to reduce improper bike behavior.

You may also notice some new signs that say “Bikes may use full lane” to remind drivers what these new markings mean. Arlington is the first neighborhood to place sharrows on the roadways, and Washington D.C and Alexandria will eventually follow suit.

The newest sharrow markings can be found on Water Reed Drive between Columbia Pike and South Glebe Road. Get ready to share the road, drivers and cyclists!

 

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Alaska Plane Crash Survivor Returns to Virginia

DULLES, Va. (WUSA) It was an emotional homecoming for 54 year old Jim Morhard at Dulles Airport Saturday night. The Arlington resident was one of four people who survived a plane crash in Dillingham, Alaska that killed five others including former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.

A crowd of about three dozen relatives, friends and neighbors, including Morhard's elderly mother, cheered and clapped as the 54 year old lobbyist was wheeled on a stretcher into the arrivals lounge. "I'm still thinking about my friends I lost, and also the friends that are recovering but for now its a good day" said a wan but smiling Morhard. He then spent about twenty minutes huddled privately with the waiting group before being driven away in an ambulance to a private clinic.

3-Year-Old Drowns In Potomac River

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- A family outing turned tragic after a three-year-old boy drowned in the Potomac River.

It happened around 12:30 in the afternoon near the Chain Bridge on the Virginia side.

A distraught family member led police down a dirt path to the sight of the tragic drowning.

Sgt. David Schlosser with U.S. Park Police says, "This is a tragic accident. This family just lost their three-year-old boy. It's an incredible loss."

Police say the family was on a picnic outing. The little boy and his father were sitting on a rock fishing when the boy went in. Arlington fire personnel pulled the boy out to try and save him but it was too late.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The tragedy happened virtually at the same spot of a double drowning last year when a good samaritan jumped in to try to rescue an 11-year-old boy, when both went under and died.

Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse Appeals to All Ages

Arlington Drafthouse continues to host affordable, fun nights with its $5 Standup Comedy Thursdays and its Friday “Wine Night at the Movies.” However, you may not know about the family friendliness of the Drafthouse. Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is hosting “Mommy & Me Movies” every Tuesday. Adults are $5.50 and children are free. Strollers can be brought into the theatre and the movies start at 1:30 p.m.

Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse is located at 2903 Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA. For more details about any Drafthouse event you can check out http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/.