September 2016 Calendar of Area Events

 

 

 

 

 

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#160 – Try Glow Bowling

Glow Bowling at Midnight

Glow Bowling at Midnight (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

‎Fort Myer Bowling Center holds Rock and Roll Fridays and Saturdays from 8 PM – midnight. Colored lights flash with the music and pins are glow-in-the-dark. Just $3 per game (plus shoes).

#263 – Go Mall Walking

mall walker costume
Image by pjbaldes via Flickr

Eat too much figgy pudding?  Too windy and cold for outdoor exercises?  Try Mall Walking.  You can go on your own, or join Ballston’s Commonwalk Mall Walker’s Club which meets at the food court every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 8 AM.  There is a cool-down and stretching session at 9:15 led by Virginia Hospital Center staff.

#250 – Get In The Swim

The new Washington-Lee pool
Image by alykat via Flickr

Below freezing temperatures this time of year might keep you from exercising outdoors but you can still get a good workout by swimming at one of Arlington’s three indoor swimming pools, located at the three public high schools. Washington-Lee’s natatorium just opened in 2009 and features a 25 meter x 25 yard pool with a movable bulkhead, two 1m springboards, a separate instructional pool, a wet classroom and a spectator area.  The other two pools are six lane 25 yard pools with a separate instructional tank.   The pools open for community swim as early as 5:30 a.m. and stay open some days to 8:30 at Wakefield and Yorktown and 9:30 at Washington-Lee.   There are designated lap lanes, open swim areas, a tank pool for children and they offer swimming and aqua fitness classes.   Daily passes are available or you can purchase multi-use passes or memberships.  Free swim times for Arlington Seniors and Arlington Children and Youth are also available each week.  Check the Arlington Public Schools Aquatics Center website for more information and links to community swim schedules, lane and tank availability, class descriptions, and fees.

The pools are located at:

  • Wakefield High School 4901 S Chesterfield Rd, Arlington, VA 22206, 703-578-3063
  • Washington-Lee High School  1300 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201, 703-228-6262
  • Yorktown High School  5201 N. 28th Street, Arlington, VA 22207, 703-536-9739

They are currently offering gift cards for memberships so if there is an avid swimmer on your gift list you might want to check it out.

#59 – Visit the Arlington Historical Museum

Arlington Historical Society, Arlington Ridge, VA
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The Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 S. Arlington Ridge Road, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4. The museum is owned and operated by the Historical Society and  is located in the old Hume School building, the oldest school building in Arlington, built in 1891.

#39 – Take the kids to J.W. Tumbles

Need a rainy day activity for the kids? How about J.W. Tumbles at Lee-Harrison Shopping Center? Check their schedule for Rainy Day Openings in the Playzone and Open Gym times.  It’s also a great spot for kids’ birthday parties.

#13 – See a movie at Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse

See a movie while you eat at Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse, a unique combination of a full service restaurant inside a movie theatre. They also have comedy shows, wine tastings and special events.