Archives for March 2010

Arlington Spring Class Registration Begins March 24th

Signup for classes in the Spring Enjoy Arlington catalog begins March 24th for online, mail-in and fax registrations.  Carry-in and phone registration begins March 31st and nonresidents can register beginning April 5th.  To view the catalog which includes classes for both children and adults in fitness, swimming, music, art, gymnastics, tennis, photgraphy and much more, visit the website here.

The Summer Camp Catalog is also available online and registration has already begun. 

Trout Fishing Season Begins March 20th

“Kids Only” fishing event in the Four Mile Run stream begins at 9:00 am in Bon Air Park and lasts until 1:00 pm.  Adults can begin fishing after 1:00 and fishing is allowed daily throughout trout season. Click here for fishing license and other information.

Taste of Arlington Scheduled for May 16th

The 23rd annual taste of Arlington featuring food from over 40 area restaurants will be held in the Ballston area on Sunday, May 16, 2010 from noon to 5 PM.  Discount tickets ($15 for 8 tastings v. $25 at the gate) are available until March 15th.  For tickets and other information visit the Taste of Arlington website.

Clarendon Alliance will host St. Patrick's Day Parade 3/16

Since snowmageddon 2010 cancelled their annual Mardi Gras Parade, the Clarendon Alliance has decided to hold a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Tuesday, March 16th.  The parade will begin at 8 PM on St. Patrick’s Day Eve  and runs from Courthouse to Clarendon, along Wilson Boulevard, starting near Barton Street and ending between Highland Street and Clarendon Circle.  Admission is free.  For more information, visit www.clarendon.org.

Good news for Arlington and DC

This recent article from Forbes showed the DC area including Arlington and Alexandria tied for first place with Austin, Texas among cities where the recession is easing.  The article cites job growth, and a stronger housing market than most parts of the country as reasons why this area is coming out of the recession sooner than any other major city.

Arlington Art Center to go in former Newseum space

photo courtesy of Arlington Arts
A new cultural center in Rosslyn scheduled to open 10-10-10 will combine the former Newseum space with the Rosslyn Spectrum. A countywide contest to come up with a name for the new center resulted in “Artisphere.” To see more about what this new center will include and its purpose click here