Archives for August 2012

Arlington County Public Schools Calendar 2012-2013

Arlington Schools

Arlington Schools (Photo credit: afagen)

Arlington Public Schools open Tuesday, September 4th for all students in grades Kindergarten through 12.  VPI and Pre-K students will begin Wednesday, September 5th.  The Columbus Day Holiday falls on October 8th giving students a long weekend, as do Veteran’s Day November 12th, Martin Luther King’s Birthday and a Teacher Work Day January 21-22, President’s Day February 18th, and Memorial Day May 27th.  Thankgsiving break begins Wednesday November 21st with students returning to school on Monday the 26th. The winter break will run from December 22nd through January 2nd and Spring Break will run from March 23rd through April 1st (unless Monday the 1st is needed as a snow makeup day).

Parent teacher conferences will fall October 18-19 and March 7-8 giving some students additional time off.  The last day of school is June 19th  for high school students, June 20th for middle school students and June 21st for elementary school students.  High school graduation will be on June 20th.
For the complete Arlington Public Schools calendar including early release days, click the link below.

The 2012 Arlington County Fair Runs From 8/8 – 8/12


Arlington County Fair

Arlington County Fair (Photo credit: asmythie)

The 2012 Arlington County Fair begins Wednesday August 8th and will run through Sunday, August 12th at Thomas Jefferson Community Center.  The theme for the 2012 fair is “Live Green, Learn Green” and is directly tied to Arlington County’s initiative to make our community a sustainable place to live, work, and play.  The fair will feature competitive exhibits, carnival rides, food vendors, piglet races, pony rides, a kids court with face painting, inflatables, and other games and activities, entertainment including appearances by the Harlem Wizards, musical groups and outdoor movies.

Opening ceremonies will begin with entertainment from the US Army Brass Quintet at 6:00 Thursday, August 9th.  For hours, schedule of performances and more information, visit the Arlington County Fair website.

Parking at the fairgrounds is prohibited but shuttles will run every 30 minutes each day during the Fair’s operating hours from the Ballston Metro, the Arlington Career Center, and the I-66 parking garage. Parking is complimentary at shuttle locations. A $2 round-trip fee is charged for shuttle services and will be collected upon arrival at the Fair grounds. Children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over ride for free. Onside ADA parking is available at the Fair site in the parking lot located directly in front of the Thomas Jefferson Community Center.

For a video of a previous Arlington County Fair, see below.


Movies By Moonlight

Bring a picnic and a blanket to watch movies under the stars outdoors in the park by Central Library. No tickets or registration are required. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be shown Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at dusk.  Rain location in the auditorium.

August 2012 Calendar of Area Events