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Archives for October 2013
Shop Local. . . Really Local!
Twelve local and regional artisans will be featuring paintings, jewelry, fine woodturning, papercutting, stationery, scarves, pottery, bath and body products, glassware, and sweets. Admission is free and all are welcome. Come and browse these original, handcrafted works for unique and reasonably priced gifts for the holidays — or for yourself!
Lucila Castro- Hand-Painted Silk Scarves
Amy Fromm – Interlaken Soak Co.(artisan bath and body care) www.interlakensoakco.com
Elisabeth Hudgins -Mixed Media Paintings www.ElisabethHudgins.com
Dave Jenkins – Papercuttings www.davidjenkinspapercuttings.com
Bryan Jernigan – Acrylics and Stationery www.wix.com/bryanjernigan/artwork
Julie Jernigan – Jules’ Jewels www.julesjewelsjewelry.com
Steve Lebowitz – Steven Howard Confections
Moon O’Connor – Decorative and Functional Pottery
Carolyn Raich – Brighter Day Beads (jewelry & jewelry-making parties) http://brighterdaybeads.com/
Steven Summerville – Virginia’s Dream Pottery www.stevensummerville.net
Anjali Sunderam – Sovereign Treasures Hand-Painted Glass www.facebook.com/sovereigntreasures
Gary Trusty – Fine Woodturned Pieces
Leaf Bag Collection
Curbside bagged leaf collection in Arlington begins November 4, 2013 and runs through January 10, 2014. Leaf bags will be collected on the next business day after your regular trash collection day, except Christmas and New Year’s Day. The County requests that you remove dirt, stones, litter and other debris from leaves, put only leaves in the biodegradable paper leaf bags, and close the bags by folding the top down. Bags should be placed at the curb by 6:30 am the next business day after your regular trash collection day.
Where to get Recyclable Paper Leaf Bags
Paper leaf bags are available at most hardware stores or are available free while supplies last at select Arlington locations beginning October 21st. For a list of locations, visit the Arlington County Leaf Collection Website. Please do not use plastic bags. The paper bags will be ground along with the leaves to use for mulch.
Vacuum leaf collection in Arlington will begin November 11th and run through December 20th, 2013 with two passes per civic association. Look for signs in your neighborhood announcing the specific dates or go to the County Website. Leaves should be raked to the curb away from storm drains and water meter covers within 7 days of the collection date.
The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 27th. The 38th running of this 26.2 mile course is accompanied by a full weekend of activities for the whole family.
GE Health and Fitness Expo
GE’s Free Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the DC Armory at 2001 E. Capitol St, SE Washington on Thursday, October 24th from 4-8am, Friday, October 25th from 10am – 7 pm and Saturday, October 26 from 9am to 7 pm. Free parking is available in Lot 3 outside the Armory or you can take the orange/blue Metro lines to the Stadium/Armory station.
First Timers Pep Rally
There will be a pep rally for First Timers (an average of one third of the 30,000 runner race field) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on Friday, October 25th. The event will include the MCM Expert Panel Q&A session, music, cheerleaders and giveaways.
Healthy Kids Fun Run and Camp Miles
The Healthy Kids Fun Run in the Pentagon North Parking Lot will be Saturday, October 26th. Three thousand kids ages 5-12 will participate in the one-mile fun run that also offers a full day of entertainment. Camp Miles, a free all-day activity area featuring interactive challenges and games focusing on health and fitness, will be open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. More information and advance registration is available at the Healthy Kids Fun Run site here.
A Runners’ bRUNch will also be held on Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 am the MCM finish Line. There will be a 5K shakeout run along the National Mall ending at the Marine Corps War Memorial where the Runners bRUNch will be served.
MCM10K and Marathon
On Sunday, October 27th, there will be a 10K run as well as the full Marathon, both starting at 7:55 am. The best viewing locations for the marathon include the MCM Start Line on route 110 in Arlington, the Lincoln Memorial (mile 11 and 16), the National Mall (miles 18 and 19), and Crystal City (miles 22 and 23) and the finish line at the Marine Corps War Memorial. For details on how to get to these locations, visit the MCM page for spectators.
MCM Finish Festival
Spectators can gather at the MCM Finish Festival along Meade Street in Rosslyn, Virginia from 8am to 4pm. They will be able to check their runner’s status throughout the day. There will be food vendors, live music and other entertainment, including the Michelob ULTRA beer garden.
Crystal City Kids Festival
In addition, the Crystal City Kids Festival will be going on as the runners pass miles 22 and 23 of the 38th Marine Corps Marathon and miles 3 and 4 of the MCM10K. The family friendly fall festival will offer arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals, circus activities and moonbounces. Take Metro’s blue or yellow lines to the Crystal City Station or park in the free garage at 23rd Street and Crystal Drive.
Download the new MCM App
BikeArlington recently released this “bike-umentary”. BikeSwell – Smart Movement in Arlington, Virginia highlights the triumphs and tribulations of making Arlington a premiere bicycle friendly community.
The Village at Shirlington will be holding its third annual Restaurant Week from Monday, October 14th through Sunday, October 20th. Many restaurants will be offering a 2 course lunch for $12 and a 3 course dinner for $25.
The participating restaurants are listed below along with a link to their websites.
- Aladdin’s Eatery
- Aroma Restaurant*
- The Bungalow
- Busboys and Poets
- Café Pizzaiolo
- Capitol City Brewing Company
- Dogma Bakery & Boutique
- Johnny Rockets
- Luna Diner and Grill
- Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub
*Prix-fixe offering is only at dinner.
For the complete guide to Restaurant Week, click here.