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EVERY Week in Crystal City

Crystal City has lots of activities to offer that you may not know about!

 

EVERY Monday: Water Park Yoga. On Mondays at 7:00 a.m. you can enjoy outdoor yoga at the Crystal City Water Park across the street from 1750 Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Tuesday: Freshfarm Markets. On Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until October 26th there is a farmer's market between 18th and 20th Street on Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Wednesday: Outdoor Zumba. On Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. there is Outdoor Zumba in the Coutyard at 2345 Crystal Drive.

 

EVERY Friday: Hub Spin. On Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Revolution Cycles City Hub at 220 20th Street.

Give Blood, Play Hockey, and Raise Funds for Inova

On Saturday, September 11, the “Give Blood, Play Hockey” event that will benefit Inova Blood Donor Services will take place at the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington County. Tickets are now on sale!

The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Virginia Coaching Cardinals will be up against the NCR Eagles for this second annual Charity Hockey Classic. The event will include a silent auction as well.

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.

9-11 Memorial 5K

On Saturday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m. Arlington Policemen, Firemen, Sheriff, and other individuals will participate in a 5k race in memory of 9-11. The race is limited to 3,500 participants, so be sure and secure your spot before it is too late.

The course is generally flat and includes running around parts of the Pentagon. The price to participate is $30 through September 10. Race day the price will be $35. The race begins and ends at The Crystal City Double Tree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive.

All runners will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, and post race festivities with awards, food, beverage, and entertainment at the Double Tree Hotel. Sign up for the race today!

Proceeds from the race will go to 9-11 related charities, such as the Fisher House Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Project and Operation Purple.  

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Rossyln Outdoor 90's Film Festival

This Friday is the final movie screening for the Rossyln Outdoor Film Festival "I Love the 90s" summer series. The dusk screening this Friday, September 3, will be "Billy Madison." Bring blankets and low chairs! The movie will begin around 8:00 p.m. and is free to attend. Ages 13 and up are welcome!

The film festival takes place at Gateway Park at Lee Highway and North Lynn Street in Arlington, VA. Fore more information you can call 703-522-6628.

Free Fun at the 2010 Arlington County Fair

The 2010 Arlington County Fair will be held from August 18-22. Some highlights of this year’s fair include a program to highlight rainforest conservation and the return of the racing piglets.

There will be shuttle services available to the Thomas Jefferson Community Center site. Thousands of visitors are expected to come enjoy the carnival rides, food, games and outdoor movie nights. There will be hundreds of vendors and exhibits.

Admission is FREE (making it one of the largest free events on the East Coast), so you don’t want to miss out! For more details about this year’s fair visit: http://www.arlingtoncountyfair.us.