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Arlington County Observes Labor Day

This year Labor Day falls on Monday, September 6. All of Arlington County courts, schools, public libraries, administrative offices and nature centers will be closed on this day in observance of the holiday.

For more details about the closures you can visit: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/HolidaySchedule.aspx

 

DC Restaurant Week Hits VA Neighborhoods

Luckily DC Restaurant Week is not limited to the District. DC Summer Restaurant Week starts tonight and runs through Sunday, August 22. Over 200 restaurants are participating, and many of them are in Virginia neighborhoods. Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com and get your taste buds ready for a gourmet, multi-course meal!

This 16th biannual DC Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cadillac and American Express. For all participating restaurants the pricing is set as follows:

Lunch: $20.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Dinner: $35.10 for a three-course fixed-price meal
Beverages, gratuity and tax are not included.

Here are the participating Virginia restaurants:

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-270-1500

A la Lucia
315 Madison St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-5123

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.

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!