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October 2015


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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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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November 2015



We Moust-ache you a question . . . Have you signed up yet for the Beckett’s Irish Pub Stache Dash? Join Shirlington’s Samuel Beckett’s Irish Pub, Pacers Running, and the Shirlington Running Club for the second annual Stache Dash to support Movember. Post-race party at Beckett’s – sport your own ‘stache or we’ll provide one to you! To register, visit

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December 2015

Membership Meeting

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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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January 2016

Low-cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

Please bring proof of a prior rabies shot (a rabies certificate, not a tag) to get a three-year rabies shot. Without it, your pet will receive a one-year shot. Waiting is outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Waiting is outside so dress appropriately for the weather. Rabies shot:$10.00 24PetWatch MiniChip: $30.00

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February 2016

Civic Association Membership Meeting

We will be setting our agenda for the year and considering a draft concept paper about Jennie Dean and Shirlington Parks.

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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 or visit, search stream cleanup.

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