Archives for January 2012

Take a Bird Walk


Image by Albuquerque BioPark via Flickr

Join members of the Northern Virginia Bird Club on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 from 9:30-12:00 for an informal walk through Long Branch and Glencarlyn Parks in search of resident and migratory birds. Experienced and beginning birders welcome. Bring binoculars and field guides. The event is free but registration is recommended at, Program #622942-C. For more information call 703-228-6535.  Similar events happen throughout the year in Arlington and surrounding areas.  Visit the Northern Virginia Bird Club’s site for more information.

Check out Crystal Couture

Crystal Couture
This annual event will be held February 7th to February 11th, 2012 from 6-10 PM at 1750 Crystal Drive in Arlington. Crystal Couture is a fashion show and high-end bargain and trunk sale bringing over 40 of the area’s most stylish boutiques and designers all under one roof.   Shoppers will also be treated to free make-up and hair makeovers, have a chance to talk with fashion consultants, and enjoy music from DJ Neekola. This year’s event includes America’s Next Top Model contestant Bianca Charde.


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Come to the Campbell Wetlands Benefit Concert

Photo Courtesy of Arlington Public Schools

A benefit concert to raise money for the Campbell Elementary School Wetlands Learning Lab will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 – from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the school which is located at 737 S. Carlin Springs Road in Arlington.  Tickets are $10 per family at the door. The event will include music from Forty Miles Home and Groovy Nate, Bolivian Dance, Family Yoga and more activities plus refreshments and a Silent Auction. Proceeds from tickets and the silent auction will go toward the construction of an outdoor wetlands area in the Campbell schoolyard that will provide outdoor play and learning opportunities while returning the environment to a more natural state and creating an eco-corridor of wildlife with neighboring Long Branch Nature Center.  For more information about the Campbell Elementary Wetlands Learning Lab, click the link.

Come to the Grand Opening of the Yorktown Aquatics Center

View from Spectator area


Grand Opening festivities at the Yorktown Aquatics Center begin at 12 PM on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 with a  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and will be followed by an afternoon of aquatic activities including water aerobics classes, an introduction to SCUBA, a Senior Water Polo workshop, an introductory clinic of triathlon training techniques, Synchronized swimming demonstrations, pee wee water polo, and an adults co-ed water polo match.  Lap swimming will also be available throughout the day.  For the complete Yorktown Aquatics Center Open House Schedule, click this link. Admission will be FREE on Sunday.

The new facility will contain an 8-lane by 25 yards competition pool with a  diving well, and a separate instructional pool.
 A wet classroom, available for pool party rentals, and a spectator area overlooking the pools are also available.

The new pool will resume  its winter schedule on Tuesday, January 17.







January 2012 Calendar of Area Events