it’s a Friday, splurge a little!
We dropped into Del Ray tonight for First Thursday, a series of monthly events the community hosts and the theme for June was “Dog Days of Summer”. So many Dogs, Kids and Neighborhood FUN!
Next months theme:
“A Nation’s Celebration”
Catch the event on July 7th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm along Mt. Vernon Ave.
Girls saving animals through the World Wildlife Fund raise money selling handmade stuffed Owls made from all recycled materials.
Incredible group of middle school teens from local band Fuse Box played a rockin’ show in front of Del Ray Performing Arts. They’ll be playing a benefit concert on June 15th at Evening Star Cafe.
Alex, from ViaVelo Pedi-Cabs a new eco-friendly transport service covers Del Ray and Old Town Alexandria for only $5.00 per zone. Surprisingly speedy and comfortable.
Tonight, (6-8pm) the House of Sweden – Embassy of Sweden will host a TALK on the challenges families face in combining work and family life as family roles are reshaped.
Speakers will discuss parental leave, identify challenges and compare situations in the U.S. and Sweden. Have work force policies kept up with the needs of the modern family?
This evening talk is part of the Embassy of Sweden 2011 program “Fabric of Life”. Continue reading
1. Ashton Heights Yard Sale
8am-noon, Ashton Heights – Sponsored by the Ashton Heights Civic Association
Dozens of homes will be participating with yard sales featuring children’s toys and clothes, furniture, books, kitchen equipment, and more. Go to http://ashtonheights.org/ for a map to all the homes. Some yard sales may start a little later than 8 and some run a little later than noon.
2. Old Dominion Neighborhood Day & Yard Sale
8:00am-12:30pm, St. Mark’s Church — 2425 N. Glebe Road (just north of Lee Hwy) – Sponsored by the Old Dominion Citizen Association, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church & St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Fourth annual neighborhood-wide yard sale with more than 20 families selling items. Live music performances from 10:30am to noon. Various family entertainment including cultural displays, fire truck and activities for kids. Food & drinks. There will be a food donation drive for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, so please bring a non-perishable food item (cereal, pasta, canned tuna or chicken, other nutritious low-sodium, low-sugar foods); in return, you will receive a raffle ticket for various prizes. For more information go to http://www.olddominionca.org.
3. Patrick Henry Fun Run
9am–noon, Patrick Henry Elementary School – Sponsored by Patrick Henry Elementary School
Come join the fun at the 7th Annual Patrick Henry Fun Run! This event is a non-competitive 5k run/walk for people of all ages. It is free to participate and everyone walks away with something. The run/walk starts and ends at Patrick Henry Elementary. Immediately following the fun we will have a raffle and lots of games with small prizes. If you would like to participate, just show up on the day of the event.
4. Bluemont Spring BBQ at Firehouse # 2
11:30 am-1:00 pm, Firehouse # 2 (4805 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22203) – Sponsored by the Bluemont Civic Association
Bluemont residents, children and visitors are invited to the annual Spring BBQ. Tour Firehouse #2, meet with the Civic Association representatives, and enjoy free burgers and hot dogs courtesy of the Bluemont Civic Association. Continue reading
Taste of Arlington
May 22, 2011 Noon-5 p.m.
Local foodie favorites and live music come together for this lively street festival that serves as the largest one-day event in Arlington. The stretch of Wilson Boulevard along the Ballston Commons Mall is transformed into a giant block party featuring Arlington’s best eats and drinks along with local television personalities, bands. There is no admission fee, tickets are needed to sample the food and beverages at the event. Map of vendors/activities.
Why we love it:
It’s not just FOOD! It’s lots of food! Taste test the many delights you’ve always wanted but never have. See what you’ve been missing. Arlington is home to an abundance of foodie favorites. We have incredible chef’s with inventive creations and use quality farm to table meats, cheeses and produce.
That’s right, no animals, but Arlington’s Central Library knows kids and the many interests and stages they experience. Like the love of BIG vehicles.
They’ve gathered a lot filled with the “real” BIG TRUCKS of Arlington. Cool work vehicles including trucks for construction, fire and rescue, trash pick-up, police cars, a commuter bus and more! Find out how these vehicles get the job done.
Expected in the “Zoo”:
* Depending on availability, they may also have an ambulance and ladder truck, as well as other large construction vehicles.
This Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m
Central Library East Parking Lot (near tennis courts)
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Va.
Friday from 11:00am – 3:00pm the Sugar Cube in Alexandria will be an official stopping point for the Jelly Belly Mobile’s East Coast tour. Bring the kids for fun and prizes, enjoy free samples of some of Jelly Belly’s classic flavors and latest confections as they meet Mr. Jelly Belly himself.
The Sugar Cube will also host a cupcake decorating party for creative candy lovers who wish to enter Jelly Belly’s $10,000 Cupcake Challenge. Cupcakes, frosting, frosting dye, and jelly beans and other Jelly Belly candies will be provided. Participants must be 13 years of age or older and possess a valid email address. (via The Sugar Cube)
Under 13 and still want to have fun? Fear not! If you are ages 4-12, you are invited to participate in The Sugar Cube’s spin-off Cupcake Challenge for a $100.00 prize. For details call 703-548-2868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.