News from Arlington Mill Community Center.

Post date: Jun 8, 2014 12:00:38 PM

Here is a newsletter from the AMCC. Please note that on Monday, June 9, from 7-9 pm is Open Door Monday (every second Monday of the month) with one or more County Board members in the senior lounge, Room 205.

I encourage you to attend and voice your concern about the shifting of funds for Tyrol Hills Park from FY 2015 to FY 2022 as well as any other issues you may have about Columbia Heights West neighborhood or other items.


Arlington Mill Community Center

June 6, 2014


  • Upcoming Events

  • Programming News

  • Hours of Operation

  • Inclement Weather Information


909 S. Dinwiddie Street

Arlington, Va. 22204

(703) 228-7790

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Come Chat with a County Board Member about any topic! These take place on the second Monday of the month @ Arlington Mill Community Center between the hours of 7 - 9 p.m. in Room 205 (Senior Lounge).

Please follow this link for more information:



Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration will be taking place @ Arlington Mill Community Center this year! This event will take place on Monday, June 23 between 6 and 7:30 p.m.

For more details and to RSVP, please visit the following link:

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Programming News

Junior Jam Summer Program

Looking for an exciting, well-rounded program for your 11-16 year old? The Junior Jam drop-in program is ideal for kids who already have a busy summer schedule but still want to make new friends and enjoy summer favorites such as field trips, special events, sports, swimming, music, arts, cooking projects, group games and tournaments and more!

Sign up for all eight weeks for a low, one-time registration fee of $46* for Arlington residents (There is extra cost for trips). Don’t let fees be a barrier. Arlington County residents may request a fee reduction!

Please note that while teens are encouraged to stay at the site, this is a drop-in program that allows teens to come and go. For youth needing more accountability, consider a camp program that requires parental consent to leave during the program hours.

For program information call Edson Bravo at 703-228-7783, visit www.arlingtonva.ussearch “junior jam”.

To register call 703-228-PLAY or visit




Join us for an action packed week of creativity and

art! This half-day program will give young artists an

opportunity to experiment with exciting art materials

and explore artworks throughout art history and from around the globe. Each day will focus on a specific technique, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmakingand collage. Each session has its own unique theme and activities. Campers should wear clothes that they can get messy. Bring a snack each day. Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten or a similar all day

program. Staff to participant ratio 1:10.

Ages 5-8

Location Camp Code

Arlington Mill 531114

Sessions 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (one-week camp)

Time 8:30am-noon

Fees $130, $104 for session 2


Refer to the Arlington County

Summer Camp Brochure

or visit us online:

Registration Office: 703-228-4747

TTY: 703-228-4743

For More Info on our Creative Arts Camps:

Call 703-228-7634

or Email:


Operation Rescue Ready

June 26, 9a.m.-5p.m.: the perfect day for a disaster! Teens are invited to Thomas Jefferson Community Centertoparticipate in an adventurous, hands-on, emergency response scenario alongside Arlington’s public safety and emergency response teams and the American Red Cross. Partake in a real-time disaster drill, hands only CPR training, info sessions. Learn more about careers in fire rescue, police and Red Cross and walk away better prepared for an emergency situation. This exciting day will impart safety awareness, emergency response training, career development and more. For more information call 703-228-4729 or to register visit


Trail Tales Kick Off – Free Event

Join us at Long Branch Nature Center, Saturday, June 14, 10a.m. - noon for some summer reading fun to celebrate our new park program, Trail Tales. We will walk along our trails and read the book Woodlice by Siân Smith, do crafts and meet the real life critter from our book with park naturalists. Sponsored by Arlington County Libraries and the Friends of Libraries. For more information visit


Annual Firefly Festival

Celebrate summer’s natural night lights, June 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith. Have fun and learn all about the critters that light up the night. Events include: bug hunts, games, crafts, walks and talks about fireflies. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner to enjoy as we wait for the sun to go down and the lights to come out. Cancelled if raining. For information, call 703-228-6535. To register, please visit


Call for Participants and Volunteers

iCan Bike camp, July 28-Aug. 1 atKenmore Middle School, is designed to help individuals with disabilities (ages 8+) learn how to ride a bike independently. Spotters are also needed to run alongside the riders as they learn, providing physical and emotional support. Interested Riders: contact

Interested Volunteers (Ages 16+): contact


Want Trees?

Tree Canopy Fund program was created to increase the tree canopy in Arlington County by planting trees on private property and supporting maintenance of champion trees and public education and outreach projects. This year the program will onlyoffer large trees, with mature height ranging from 40 to 100 feet. Groups eligible to receive grants for tree planting include civic and homeowner associations, community nonprofit organizations, civic service clubs, church or school-related groups, and ad hoc neighborhood groups. The tree canopy fund can be used to plant trees on any private property location including homeowner’s yards, condo association property, apartment property, places of worship property, and in private clubs. Online applications must be received by midnight on Friday, June 20. For full info or to apply visit our web page.

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Hours of Operation


1 - 9 p.m.


7 a.m. - 10 p.m.


7 a.m. - 10 p.m.


7 a.m. - 10 p.m.


7 a.m. - 10 p.m.


7 a.m. - 10 p.m.


10 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Arlington Mill Community Center Staff

General Manager:

Patrick Todd

Assistant Managers:

Shettima Abdulmalik

Teresa Taylor

Customer Service Representatives:

Daricka Bigelow

Maday Delgado

Regina Glasgow

Tim Stroble

Team Staff Members:

Yvonne Bingham

Charles Blevins

Marcela Camacho

Heather Comeau

Jelani Dickerson

Donna Fitzgerald

Cliff Johnson

Brandon McCutchen

Rebecca O'Donnell Crews

Curtis Parks

Jonathan Swann

Frank Walker

Inclement Weather

Parks and Recreation, Community Centers, Senior Centers, Fields & Other Facilities: For parks-related last minute weather cancellations, call the:

DPR Inclement Weather Line, 703-228-4715