MPA Youth Art Shows @ McLean Project for the Arts
Mar 5 – Apr 1 all-day

McLean Project for the Arts will celebrate Youth Arts Month by hosting two art shows featuring the work of Fairfax County Public School elementary, middle and high school students.

The McLean Pyramid Youth Art Show opens Thursday, March 5, 2020 with an Opening Exhibition Reception from 4:30-6pm on March 5. The show runs through March 14, 2020.

The Langley Pyramid Youth Art Show opens Thursday, March 19, 2020 with an Opening Exhibition Reception reception from 4:30-6pm on March 19. The Langley Pyramid show runs through April 1, 2020.

The Youth Art Shows will be on display in the MPA Emerson and Atrium Galleries (1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA.)

Acting with Amelia: Monologues and Scene Study for Young Artists @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
Mar 14 – May 30 all-day
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Taught by Broadway’s Amelia Nickles (The Man Who Came To Dinner), students will learn the fundamentals of acting technique through a series of fun exercises incorporating the voice, body, mind and imagination. Classes will focus on monologue and scene work as students analyze scripts and get to the root of what their characters want in this collaborative class. Learn how to play actions, make believable choices, and find consistency with your work with one of DC’s top teaching artists! Ten classes for $300.00 (with no class on April 4th or April 11th).

Forty+ Project with Jane Franklin Dance @ Theatre on the Run
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project

Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults.
This project culminates with a performance at Theatre on the Run on May 2, 2020. The project is open to people of all physical facilities. No previous performance experience is necessary.

Young Activist Nomination @ Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law
Mar 18 – May 31 all-day
Young Activist Nomination @ Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law

Join Fairfax criminal defense lawyer Karin Riley Porter for her Young Activist Nomination. She is asking the community to help her recognize an individual who has exhibited their passion for a cause and acted to bring about change. Nominations will be accepted from now through May 31, 2020, and soon after a winner will be announced. If you know a young activist who is deserving of winning this nomination, please visit our Nomination Page and tell us why their activism efforts make them extraordinary.

Jane Franklin Dance Presents Composition @ Theatre on the Run
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – May 1 @ 1:00 pm
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Realize your creative vision

Class Dates/Times:
Fridays, March 27 – May 1, 2020 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Composition is a movement lab. Participants experiment with non-narrative elements, expressive movement and gesture to develop choreography. Short studies are developed by incorporating challenging tasks, personal experience and inventiveness. The work is shown and critiqued by the participants and Coordinator Jane Franklin. Finalized compositions are presented at a performance at Theatre on the Run.

About Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance partners with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.

WAMU 88.5 Presents: What Would It Take To Fix The Housing Crisis? @ UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
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Renting in the Washington, D.C., region is costly, and, for many, buying a home seems impossible. With Amazon’s HQ2 on its way, it doesn’t look like prices are going to drop any time soon.

If you are paying more than 30% of your income, you’re considered “cost burdened.”But paying less than a third of your take-home pay isn’t easy here — even for people making well into the six figures.

There are a lot of ideas for how to fix this — build more housing … expand rent control … condense urban sprawl …. The Affordability Desk from WAMU 88.5 wants to put these ideas to the test. Join our team and a panel of experts for a community conversation about the solutions to fix the region’s housing affordability crisis.

Roosevelt Island Park Run @ Roosevelt Island
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Arlington Parks website photo

The Roosevelt Island DC park run is a 5K held every Saturday at 9 a.m. The event takes place at Roosevelt Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211. See Course page for more details. Participation is free but requires a first-time registration.  Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.  The runs are organized entirely by volunteers – email to help.

We’re friendly! Every week we grab a post park run coffee in a local café – please come and join us!

A Saturday Morning Stroll in Bluemont @ Capital Bikeshare Station
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Join WalkArlington and Walk Virginia for a stroll through the neighborhood of Bluemont, featuring parks, trails, and a thriving retail core.

About this Event
National Walking Week is April 1-7, and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing Saturday-morning stroll in Bluemont, recently named the best place to live in Arlington by WalkArlington and Walk Virginia are teaming up to lead this three-mile, guided ramble that will take us through Bluemont’s unrivaled network of trails and parks, not to mention its thriving retail core, which is home to small shops and several restaurants. We’ll finish at Lacey Woods Park, a favorite neighborhood spot that has places to sit, an open field, a basketball court, and a great playground. Bring your lunch or a snack if you want to enjoy an optional picnic in the park with us afterwards.

This event is free, but registration is required. Bring a lunch or snack if you want to picnic with us afterwards at Lacey Woods Park. Safeway Grocery is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the park if you want to purchase something to eat.

This event will take place, rain or shine.

Getting to the Event
This event will take place in Bluemont, a neighborhood in Arlington that is served by Metrorail and Metrobus, ART bus, multi-use trails, car-sharing, and Capital Bikeshare. The walk will start at the Capital Bikeshare Station on the corner of Wilson Blvd. and North George Mason Drive. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Contact WalkArlington at with any questions.

WalkArlington is an initiative of Arlington County Virginia with the mission of educating and encouraging a culture of #walkability for all ages and abilities.

Walk Virginia (aka Virginia Volkssport Association) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3, inclusive recreation program and an advocate for fitness for all generations and abilities. Every October, it hosts the world-class US FreedomWalk Festival, which draws athletes of all ages and abilities from around the world and the United States for three days of non-competitive, social walks and a bike event throughout Arlington and Washington, D.C.

This event is cohosted by WalkArlington and Walk Virginia.

Jane Franklin Dance: Spring Break Camp @ Theatre on the Run
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm
Jane Franklin Dance: Spring Break Camp @ Theatre on the Run

The Magic Butterfly Spring Break Camp – Ages 6 – 11
Excitement is as easy as the wave of a wand. Explore the glorious creatures of field and forest and the insect world of transformation through movement, theatre and visual art. Perform for family and friends by the end of the week.
Class Dates/Times:
Apr 6 – 10 XDay: Mon-Thurs

Tuition: $250 – Mon – Fri, Apr 6 – 10, 2020; 9 am – 3 pm
$100 XDay Mon – Thurs Apr 6 – 9, 2020; 3 pm – 5 pm

For Scholarship information or to enroll or call 703.933.1111

In Jane Franklin Dance camps, students experiment with imaginative thinking, cooperative skills, spatial awareness, and movement fundamentals. A narrative based on a theme is developed during the course of the week and leads to an informal performance on Friday.

2020 Care Packages at Carderock 5K, 10K, and Half @ Carderock Recreation Area
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 2020 Care Packages at Carderock 5K, 10K, & Half is almost here. Capital Family Law Group is proud to sponsor this race to help support Operation Turbo and their “Boxes From Home” program that sends care packages to deployed troops who may otherwise not receive mail. The race will take place at the Carderock Recreation Area in Potomac, MD on April 11th, with the first race starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration fees vary depending on the race you wish to run in, and if you register before April 1, you will save $5 on your registration fee and are guaranteed a t-shirt.