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October 2015

$30

Cap City October Fest

Here at Cap City we're gearing up for our 16th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest. We will have 60+ breweries giving out 4 oz samples. Throughout the event we will have local food vendors, an authentic German band and authentic Oktoberfest food. The event costs $30 if you want to sample the beer, but is free to everyone else who wants to attend. Oktoberfest 2015 will be held rain or shine, so please save the date. Cheers! Tickets will be available at the gate beginning at 11am List of Vendors Event Map 

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SHIRLIE’S TRICK OR TREAT FALL FESTIVAL

Save the date! Shirlie be trick 'n treatin' on Saturday, October 24th! Dress up in costume, trick or treat and enjoy strolling entertainment throughout the Village! Participating Locations: Cafe Pizzaiolo Capitol City Brewing Company Carlyle Cheesetique Copperwood Tavern The Delancey Apartments Dogma Bakery Hilton Garden Inn Illusions Le Village Marche Luna Grill & Diner Shirlington Animal Hospital Signature Theatre THAI in Shirlington Visual Eyes Yogi Castle

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Drop-in Storytime: Baby Steps–Shirlington

For ages up to 12 months. No registration required. First come, first served until capacity is reached. For safety, Library children’s programs are canceled when Arlington Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.

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Kids Read to Dogs: “Paws to Read”–Shirlington

Children grades K – 5 are invited to read to therapy dogs. Each “Paws to Read” child is given a 15-minute session where they will be paired with a canine listener. Volunteers (both owners and dogs) are part of PAL (People. Animals. Love.), an animal therapy organization. All participating dogs are trained and certified. Studies have shown that reading to a dog (or other non-judgmental audience)

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December 2015

Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Food Drive

This holiday season come join us in our efforts to help AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center) with their mission "Fighting Hunger in Arlington" at our 6th Annual Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Food Drive.   Make a donation of non-perishable food items and enjoy breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 8AM - 11AM   Please call 703.820.0440 and ask for Mallori or select option 2 for our Sales Department to make your reservation.  Seating is Limited)

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March 2016

28th annual Four Mile Run Stream Cleanup

Join Arlington County Park Rangers on Mar. 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at five locations along Four Mile Run help clean Four Mile Run at Madison Manor, Glencarlyn, Barcroft and Shirlington Parks and by Arlington Mill Community Center. Get outdoors and help Arlington restore is natural spaces. Great project for individuals, families service clubs and school groups. Volunteers should wear waterproof boots and bring gloves. Bags will be provided. An adult must accompany children under six years of age. For more information contact Arlington County Park Rangers at 703-525-0168 orParkRangers@arlingtonva.us or visit parks.arlingtonva.us, search stream cleanup.

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April 2016

Shirlington Walkabout

Join WalkArlington for the debut of our updated SHIRLINGTON WALKABOUT ROUTE on Sunday, April 17th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.! Free of charge! Open to all ages! RAIN OR SHINE! Check out these places in Shirlington recommended by the Washington Post on June 18, 2014!

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February 2017

Help Plan Our Playground at Jennie Dean Park!

Drop by the Shirlington Public Library anytime on Sat., Feb. 18 between  10 a.m. to noon to share ideas for a new playground at Jennie Dean Park. Families are invited to this fun, interactive open house. This project is just one of the many cool things coming to South Arlington around the Four Mile Run Valley Initiative.  Questions?  Contact kjthomas@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-1843. Co-sponsored by the Shirlington Civic Association, your favorite library, and Arlington Parks & Recreation.     

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October 2017

Talk with Katie Cristol, County Bd Vice Chair, at SCA Meeting

Katie Cristol, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board, will speak at our Member's Meeting and take your questions about living in Shirlington in a Changing Arlington. How will South Arlington be affected by the big decisions facing Arlington County? Density. Traffic. Buses, Trucks, Parks. Schools. Economic Development. How are we going to handle it all and protect our quality of life? Katie Cristol is a community advocate and public policy professional. She was elected to the Board in November 2015. Ms. Cristol serves on the Joint Subcommittee on Facilities of the Arlington School and County Boards. Ms. Cristol is an education…

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November 2017

November SCA Meeting

Join us Monday night, November 13th at the Shirlington Public Library at 7 pm. Safer Streets & Crossings – An update on plans for improvements and a chance to share your ideas. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Pedestrian Safety Survey. Community Input Makes a Difference! – Shirlington Civic Association has influenced several policies in our area. Find out how.   News & Announcements for coming months. What are your priorities for our area?  Hope you’re enjoying Autumn! Remember we now meet on the second Monday of the month. There is no meeting in December or August.  

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