Community Center News
Back to School Supplies Drive
Invest in Arlington's children! Provide school supplies kids need to succeed! Arlington Department of Human Services seeks donations of new backpacks and school supplies for local children in preparation for the upcoming school year. Drop off donations at Arlington Mill Community Center (look for the collection boxes near the main reception desks) through August 26. Questions? Contact call 703-228-1198 or e-mail Susan Stolpe
Know an adult immigrant who needs English classes? Placement tests for adult ESL classes (English as a Second Language) at AMCC will take place Mon. Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, starting at 5 p.m. on the 4th floor. Classes will begin Aug. 22. For more information, call the REEP Program at 703-228-4200 or go to www.apsva.us/reep
Movie Nights at Arlington Mill Community Center
Aug.11 – Kung Fu Panda 3
Aug.18 – Maze Runner, Scorch Trials
Aug. 25 –The Sandlot
Sept. 1 – The Peanuts Movie
Sept. 8 – Brooklyn
Sept. 15 – He Named Me Malala
All movies are on Thursdays and will start just after sunset in the Plaza... provided to you by CPRO - Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization
County Seeks Informal Ideas for Adaptive Use of the Vacant Retail Space at AMCC
Great news for the west end of Columbia Pike. Arlington County is seeking ideas from organizations who would be interested in using the 1,875 sq. ft. of unfinished retail space (with an option for including three unfinished rooms on the 4th floor) at the Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S. Dinwiddie Street). Specifically, the County is interested in organizations that can provide clear public benefit that adds value to the community center experience and can pay for the entire buildout, operation, maintenance and rent of the space.
· Request for Expressed Interest
· Retail Space Floor Plan
· Dinwiddie Street Level Floor Plan
· 4th Floor Plan
Interested organizations can learn more by contacting Peter Lusk at email@example.com.
55+ Program News
Arlington Mill Pickleball Summer Hours:
- Mon., Wed., Fri.: 10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
- Tues. & Thurs., 12:30 - 3 p.m.
- No Pickleball: Aug. 22 - Sept. 2, resumes Sept. 6
Call 703-228-7369 for more details.
Parks & Recreation News
Registration for fall Recreation classes begins Aug. 10. Visit parks.arlingtonva.us to view Enjoy Arlington!, our guide to recreation classes and programs.
Ranger Led Walks!
This summer Arlington County’s Park Rangers will lead a series of park-based walking tours. Pack a water bottle, wear comfortable shoes and bring the family to learn about the history and natural environment of these special places. Walks are free, at an easy pace and last 30-45 minutes.
Thurs., Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at Lubber Run Community Center (Meet at center parking lot.)
Sat., Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Bluemont Park (Meet at parking lot at 601 N. Manchester St.)
Park Idol & Sing-A-Long
Come Sing with Us or cheer on your friends and neighbors as they perform at our first-ever, free Park Idol & Sing-A-Long! Fri., Aug. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Lower Bluemont Park Picnic Shelter.
Come Make Nature Art with Us!
Kids 8-12 years are invited to join us at scenic Glencarlyn Park to create some Nature Art with colored pencils. And even better…come back to Long Branch Nature Center and to make clay sculptures using our resident animals as models. Wed., Aug. 10 from 2-3 p.m. Only $5. Register either online or by calling 703-228-4747. Activity# 642926-E
Come to the Arlington County Fair Aug. 17-21!
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Arlington County Fair with dozens of rides, over 100 indoor exhibitors, a variety of food offerings and free family-friendly entertainment at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. This volunteer-driven event embraces a diverse community by educating, entertaining and showcasing the best of Arlington. Get specific info on fun things to do here.