Arlington County Summer Camp Registration Reminder

posted Feb 11, 2018, 1:13 PM by L M

Dear Friend of Arlington County Parks and Recreation,

You are receiving this email because you registered for an Arlington County Parks and Recreation summer camp or class last year or someone in your household is of the age to go to summer camp. We want to be sure you are informed about Arlington Summer Camps so we all have a great summer experience.

This past Saturday, the 2018 Guide to Summer Camps in Arlington County was mailed. We aren't sure everyone who ordered it will get it by this Friday for the Summer Activities Fair. No worries. We will have plenty on hand at the Activities Fair. You can also read it online here:

What you need to know...

  • Online registration for Arlington residents for County-run summer camps begins at 7 a.m. on February 14, 2018. To register online, go to Walk-in and phone registration for residents begins two days later at 8 a.m. on February 16. Non-County residents can register starting at 8 a.m. on February 28.
  • The 2018 Guide to Summer Camps in Arlington County contains both County-run and Contractor-run camps. Contractor-run camps do not register through Arlington County. Refer to the registration information at the end of each Contractor-run listing in the catalog for information on when and how to register for Contractor-run camps.
  • Make sure you know your User ID and password before you register for a County-run camp. You can reset your password online, if you have a current email with us. Otherwise, please call our office for assistance at 703-228-4747, Option 1.
  • Be sure to verify that all children you will be registering are listed in your account, and verify their gender and dates of birth. Dates of birth cannot be modified online; please contact our staff to correct this information. We will need verification for birth date changes as we must comply with licensing regulations with respect to camper ages. Children found to be outside of the age-range may be removed from camp with no refund.
  • All camps require at least one camp form to be completed. Please complete and submit all required camp forms as soon as possible AFTER enrollment by visiting
  • Our Registration Office phones open at 7 a.m. on February 14 when registration begins (the main office doors will not open until 8 a.m.) We will have 19 agents available to assist you. If you experience a technical issue, please email us at with a detailed description of the issue (error code, print screen), along with the camps session and the name of the child you are registering for EACH camp session.

New this year:

  • We now have a searchable camp listing page to make it easy to find the right camp for your camper! This is the fastest way to search, filter and find your next camp! Please note that this is not a registration page, simply an easy way to review the extensive camp offerings. Search here ( by camp title, category, location, age, or start date! Listings include both Department of Parks and Recreation run programs as well as camps conducted by private companies partnering with Arlington County.
  • Half Now, Half Later! You now have the option of paying 50% of the camp fee at the time of registration, followed by the remaining 50% on May 1This option is only available until April 15. Rules apply: #1 Payment option applies to base fees only (not extended hours). #2 Credit card must be provided and kept on file. #3 Remaining 50% payment will be authorized for May 1, 2018. Declined payments processed on May 1 must be corrected as soon as possible. Failure to complete the remaining 50% payment may be subject to withdrawal from camp (refund will be processed per standard refund rules).

Thanks again for your interest! We look forward to seeing your children this summer!

See you at the 2018 Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo!

posted Feb 11, 2018, 1:12 PM by L M

We are now in the final stretch for the 2018 Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo. The Arlington Home Show team looks forward to a great 12Th  edition on April 14. As in previous years, we are creating a one-stop shopping experience for a wide variety of home improvements. Please take a look at the list of seminars!




See the list in the Expo webpage or click hereEXPO SEMINARS.

Limited seating, first come first served!



Fair Housing Act!




Save the Date!

Arlington Home Show and Garden Expo 2018 


Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Spring Road

Saturday, April 14th 10:00am - 4:00pm

"Arlington's Best Remodeling Event!” 

* Free admission and parking *

 14 Educational Seminars

 Accessory Dwelling Seminar!

More than 80 Exhibitors!

Home remodelers, architects, energy auditors, realtors, master gardeners, banks, nonprofit organizations and Arlington County housing, zoning and inspection representatives! 

Come get GOOD tips on how to make your home more beautiful, valuable, and energy efficient! Landlord Seminar is back!

For more information: 
Housing Division at 703-228-3765 or 

The Expo Team at 202-599-0665

visit the Home Expo webpage at:


Columbia Pike Transportation Update

posted Nov 30, 2017, 4:12 PM by L M

Starting in 2018: Construction on west end Columbia Pike street improvements


Project map


Arlington County is moving forward on its next phase of Columbia Pike street improvements, part of a multimodal project that is making the Pike a safer, more accessible route for all users.


At its Nov. 18 meeting, the County Board approved a $14.6 million contract for construction of utility undergrounding and street improvements between the Four Mile Run Bridge and South Jefferson Street, a roughly half-mile stretch that ends near the Arlington/Fairfax County line.


Extensive work will first occur below the roadway – to replace aging and leak-prone water and sewer pipes and to bury existing overhead utilities underground.


Then construction will begin on street improvements including a five-lane street cross-section (with either a center left-turn lane or landscaped median), wider sidewalks, new street lights, enhanced pedestrian crossings and street trees.


This will be the third segment of Columbia Pike to see these improvements implemented. Two segments – between South Wakefield Street and Four Mile Run, and between South Garfield and South Oakland Streets – have already been constructed.


Construction on the west end segment is expected to begin in early 2018 and will last approximately three years. As the start of work approaches, more details on construction timelines and phases will be shared through this email update and on the project page.



Washington Gas night work wrapping up in December


Washington Gas’s contractor, Northern Pipeline (NPL), anticipates completing their night work at west end Columbia Pike intersections next month.


NPL will begin work at the final intersection - Columbia Pike and South Dinwiddie Street- on or about Dec. 4. Work at this intersection is expected to last approximately one month.


This is part of Washington Gas’ effort to move their in-street gas main, which must be relocated before the County begins construction on utility undergrounding and street improvements along this section of Columbia Pike.


Upon completion of all intersection work, NPL will begin changing over gas service to the affected properties. Property owners will be contacted in advance of these service changeovers.


Help Shape the County Budget

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:29 AM by L M

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Arlington Insider

Budget Roundtables 

We’re looking for feedback earlier this year than ever before as we plan for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Join your neighbors for community roundtable discussions about budget priorities and challenges. Your suggestions and comments will help the Manager shape his FY19 budget proposal, which will go to the Board in February 2018See the full schedule of roundtables and learn how to RSVP on the Budget & Finance site.

Arlington Remembers 9/11

Arlington County’s annual commemoration of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 drew a crowd to Courthouse Plaza, where elected officials, residents and community members joined first responders and others to honor those who died and to express gratitude to all those who responded that day. Photos | Video

Want a Free Tree?

The Annual Free Tree Distribution takes place every fall with Arlington County giving one free tree per residential property. Learn more, see which tree is right for you and register for your free tree.

Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway

The City of Alexandria’s Ad Hoc Advisory Group is soliciting potential new names for a portion of the U.S. Route 1 road. Learn more and take a survey THROUGH SEPT. 15.

Arlington Bike Master Plan

We invite you to provide your feedback on the Arlington Bike Master Plan Update, via a convenient survey.

Madison Manor Park

This park is getting a renovation. Find out more and also share your input until Sept. 30 about what you like and don’t like about the park.

Around Arlington

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Mark Your Calendars

Sept. 15: PARK(ing) Day

Sept. 16: County Board Regular Meeting | Agenda | Watch Live

Sept. 16: Barcroft Gymnastics Open House

Sept. 16: 2017 Nauck Civic & Community Pride Day

Sept. 18: Artist Talk with Donald Lipski

Sept. 19: County Board Recessed Meeting | Agenda | Watch Live

Sept. 23: Four Mile Run Restoration Ribbon Cutting

Oct. 14: Fire Station Open House

Oct. 15: Latino American Festival


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Items of interest

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:28 AM by L M

Heard on radio that you can run your fingers along the bottom of the dash board to see if you get any mold.  You will then know it's a car from a flood.

Art News Update: September 15 - 30

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:27 AM by L M
art news update

September 15 - 30, 2017

Visit for more!


what to see

 Fashion in the 20th Century: Interactive Lecture

The Arlington CostumeLab has been serving theater and film communities of the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan region and the Nation for over 40 years. Now join the manager of the 20,000-piece Arlington CostumeLab Jennifer Biehl for a short summary of 20th Century fashion history, then share your own stories, experiences and memories. The costume stock includes period garments and modern dress, hats, shoes, military and service uniforms, capes, corsets, armor and more. More

Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ 11:00 am | Langston Brown Community Center 


Artist Talk with Donald Lipski 

Acclaimed artist Donald Lipski's new iconic sculpture The Pike will soon mark the entrance to Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor, one of the region’s most diverse communities. Learn about the artist’s creative process and influences that shapes his body of work, including his latest piece for Arlington, in a moderated conversation with Arlington County Board Member Christian Dosey.

Monday, Sept. 18 @ 7:00 pm | Columbia Pike Branch Library 


Rapture, Blister, Burn 

Two former college roommates who took divergent paths after school are looking to start life anew after being reunited in their 40s. Figuring it’s now or never, the pair engage in a reckless game of romantic “musical chairs” the consequences of which are both tantalizing and deeply poignant. Directed by Gina Gionfriado, Rapture, Blister, Burn challenges contemporary gender politics and the elusive search for happiness. More

Friday, Sept. 15 thru Oct. 22 | Theatre on the Run


Any Given Monday by Bruce Graham 

Presented by Dominion Stage, you'll see what happens when loving family man Lenny is left by his wife for a smooth-talking guy who builds Walmarts. When Lenny's best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands, Lenny must decide how  far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after. In a dark comedy "so offensive, so amoral and so generally unpleasant that you’ll hate yourself for laughing at it," according to the NY Post, be ready to repent after. More. 

Friday, Sept. 15 thru Sept. 30 | Gunston Theatre Two 


The Great Zucchini at Lubber Run Amphitheater 

Washington's funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, with over 20 years of experience making kids laugh! Performer at the White House Easter Egg Roll, National Zoo's Guppy Gala, thousands of birthday parties geared to children ages 2-7! Shows for birthdays, day care, preschools, and groups.More

Sunday, Sept. 17 @ 11:00 am | Lubber Run Amphitheater


Rosslyn Public Arts Walking Tour 

Join one of Arlington County’s Public Artists in Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen, for a free Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour to learn about Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection  Throughout the tour, Coreil-Allen will create opportunities for playful interaction and inclusive discussion. Highlights include Cupid's Garden, Dark Star Park, Liquid Pixels, the Le Meridien overlook, Anna and David, and Bennett Park Art Atrium. More

Saturday, Sept. 16 @ 2PM | Central Place Plaza

Community Arts Bannerfestival

Artists Focus Group 

Help Arlington Cultural Affairs create an online resource platform that works for you, the artist! Join other artists in this focus group where you will brainstorm and visualize what an online artists resource center would be. What should it include? What should it look like? How should it work? You tell us and we will include your input as we begin work on this project.  This event is for currently practicing, individual artists. Registration will close on Friday, September 22, 2017, @ 4:00pm. More


BizArt: Fall Networking Bash 

Join BizLaunch and Arlington Arts as they kick off their quarterly networking events that connect creatives to entrepreneurs in the region. You never know who you’ll meet or what innovative idea you’ll come up with next.  More

Monday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 - 7:30PM | Cooperwood Tavern


Prio Bangla Multicultural Street Festival 

The 6th Annual Multicultural Street Festival is supported by Arlington County. Enjoy the multicultural street parade and free stage show and shop at a variety of food, clothing and boutique shops. More

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 880 S. Walter Reed Drive 

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Join our conversation on the Arts Arlington Facebook page to learn about new art initiatives in the County, get updates on upcoming events, enter contests, and more.

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Columbia Pike Transportation Update

posted Sep 11, 2017, 10:45 AM by L M

Columbia Pike

SEPT. 11, 2017

Visit Neighborhoods on the County website to learn about other projects in your area.

Construction Update: 9th Street Bike Boulevard

9th Street bike boulevard construction


Construction is underway for the Columbia Pike Bike Boulevards - 9th Street South Intersection Improvements project. Improvements at the South Wayne Street and South Adams Street intersections are complete. Crews are currently constructing the improvements at the 9th Street/South Cleveland Street intersection and will finish up at the 9th Street/South Highland Street intersection.


Work is anticipated to be substantially complete in two weeks, weather depending. For additional information, visit the project page.


Construction Update: Washington Gas work


Washington Gas continues their work to relocate the gas main on the west end of Columbia Pike, between Four Mile Run and the Arlington/Fairfax County line. The relocation of the gas main is required prior to the County commencing work on the Columbia Pike Multimodal project. Washington Gas has completed approximately 80 percent of the work and still anticipates completion in fall 2017.


Future night work is anticipated at the signalized intersections of South Dinwiddie Street and South Jefferson Street. Additional updates will be sent once this work is scheduled.


Upon completion of the gas main installation, Washington Gas’s contractor, Northern Pipeline, will begin changing over gas services to adjacent properties. Affected properties will be contacted, in advance, for coordination of the changeovers.


Contractors bidding on Columbia Pike west end multimodal project


The County has released an invitation for contractors to bid on the Columbia Pike Multimodal Project - Four Mile Run to Arlington/Fairfax County line. The work includes utility undergrounding and street improvements. Bid openings are scheduled for Sept. 28.


Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2018, after completion of Washington Gas’ work on the west end. For additional information, visit our project page.


Artist Talk on Sept. 18

Learn about new public art planned for Columbia Pike’s west end


A towering 60' tall public art work entitled “The Pike” by artist Donald Lipski is planned to herald the western entrance to Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor, one of the region’s most diverse communities.


At this event Lipski will discuss his process in creating artwork for the public realm in a moderated discussion with Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey. During the conversation, Lipski will highlight the influences that shape his body of work, including this latest piece for Arlington.


Artist Talk with Donald Lipski

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at 7 pm

Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA 22204


The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

Arlington Mill Civic Association Meeting - September 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:09 AM by L M   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 7:10 AM ]

Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Room 205 at the Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street at 7pm

Money Talk for Women classes

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:05 AM by L M

Virginia Cooperative Extension in partnership with Arlington Central Library is offering a FREE personal finance class for women.


This series was developed because women have unique financial needs.  The course teaches the basics of smart money management and shows women how to plan now for long-term financial security.


Sign up for any or all sessions.


Topics Include:

·         Financial Basics

·         Insurance Basics

·         Investing Basics

·         Investing for Retirement

·         Planning for Future Life Events


WHEN:      Tuesdays      Sept. 26, October 3, 10, 17 & 24      6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:     Arlington Central Library

COST:         FREE



A towering 60' tall public art work is planned to herald the entrance to Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:00 AM by L M

Learn about the artist’s creative process, his past work and his art work for Arlington


A towering 60' tall public art work entitled The Pike by acclaimed artist Donald Lipski is planned to herald the entrance to Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor, one of the region’s most diverse communities.

Lipski will discuss his creative process in creating art work for the public realm in a moderated discussion with Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey. During the conversation, Donald Lipski will detail his artistic process and highlight the influences that shape his body of work, including this latest piece for Arlington.

The event is free and open to the public.


Artist Talk with Donald Lipski


Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


Columbia Pike Branch Library
816 S. Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204


Free, Registration Encouraged

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