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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.

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.

Burial Service at Arlington National Cemetery for Young Soldier

Army Specialist and Combact medic, Morganne M. McBeth, died at the young age of 19 after being injured in a non-combat-related incident in Iraq. McBeth, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away on July 2 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. There will be a burial service for McBeth tomorrow, August 11, at Arlington National Cemetery.

The service is open media and the public. If you plan to attend, please meet at the main entrance to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Drive at 1:30 p.m. sharp where you will be escorted into the cemetery.

The Office of Senior Adult Programs Offers More for Seniors

Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs is offering more activities than ever. In the next few weeks, the center is offering senior employment counseling, senior trips, square dancing, chess groups, Facebook training sessions, a weight loss group called TOPS (take off pounds sensibly), walking groups, Wii Fit groups, piano lessons, line dancing classes, and much more.

For dates, times, locations, and more information about programs you can visit http://www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/TopicsSeniors.aspx. Many of the programs are free and newcomers are welcome; the only qualification is that you must be 55 years old or older!

Vintage Crystal Will Serve Up Tapas and Tequila Yet Again

The Crystal City Business Improvement District is bringing the 4th annual Vintage Crystal on Sunday, September 19th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at 220 20th Street South in Arlington, VA. Part of Crystal City BID’s goal is to promote the vibrant Crystal City restaurants, so going off of last year’s Latin theme, there will be more than 30 different wines from Spain and South America, as well as tequila, and tasty tapas.

Some of the 25 local restaurants participating include CC Bistro, Cabot Creamery, Restaurant Mez, Salsa La Glorias, Lebanese Taverna, and Zpizza. There will be over 30 different wine selections from Spain, Argentina, and Chile. Jazz music will fill the streets and local Latin American dance groups will light up the stage. But the dancing is not limited to these performers! Attendees can join in on the Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha with lessons provided by the Salsa Room.

American Century Theater to Open New Theatrical Season

Arlington’s American Century Theater is getting ready to open an all-new theatrical season. This professional non-profit theater company is getting ready to open the season with The Tenth Man (1959) by Paddy Chayefsky. This romantic comedy by the Emmy and Academy Award-winning writer of screenplays for Marty and Network is about a Jewish exorcism of a young woman and the power of faith and love.

Following The Tenth Man, the theatrical season will continue with One Night with Fanny Brice, Beyond the Horizon, Stage Door, and Visit to a Small Planet. The American Century Theater is committed to producing 20th century American plays and musicals that are at the risk of being completely forgotten. 

The performances are held at Theatre II, Gunston Arts Center located at 2700 South Lang Street in Arlington, VA.

“World Fare: A Street Food Festival” at Willow Restaurant

A local chapter of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs will be hosting their annual fundraiser on Sunday, October 3rd at Willow Restaurant in Arlington. WCR was first founded in 1993 by eight of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs and has now grown to over 2,000 members.

The annual fundraiser at will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature delicious dishes from local women chefs. The theme of the fundraiser is “World Fare” and there will be street fare style food samples. There will also be fun door prizes and a variety of wines, beers, and spirits. The WCR is predicting that more than 300 people will be attending the fundraiser from the greater DC metropolitan area.

Going along with the mission of WCR, which is to promote and enhance the education, advancement and connection of women in the culinary industry, the World Fare proceeds will go to scholarship and internship programs for women in culinary arts.