Fun in Arlington Feb. 13-27

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Feb. 13, 2018


Arlington County Summer Camp registration begins Wed., Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. Click here to search the 2018 camp options Make sure your household information is up-to-date here and call 703-228-4747 with registration questions.

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Celebrate Black History Month With Us!

Enjoy live music (including GRAMMY® Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist Christylez Bacon), dance (including Joy of Motion Dance Center), dozens of vendors, delicious food, free kids’ activities and more next Saturday at Charles Drew Community CenterCheck out the program here. Even better?  Enter the 1st Annual Soul Food Cookoff! Looking to volunteer at the event? Contact to get involved.

Spring into great nature programs. Registration opens today (Tues., Feb. 13) for our spring nature programs.Look through The Snag to find out interesting things to do for you and people of all ages.

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Chinese New Year Exploration @ Long Branch

Meet live animals and make dragon crafts, then take a short hike with our paper popper “firecrackers” to chase away the Chinese New Year’s beast Nian! Celebrate the New Year with us and your family (ages 3+) Fri., Feb. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center. Don't forget to register ($7 per person) before you come!


High Schoolers...Looking for something to do on Friday nights? Registration for recreational Late Night Basketball opens Mon., Feb. 19Learn more here!

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Save the Date for Preschool Registration

Give your 3-5 year old their first social group experience outside the home in our half-day Creative Preschool offered at five different Arlington locations! We emphasize being part of a group, cooperating, listening, sharing, developing play and movement skills and discovering nature September through May, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration opens on Tues., Feb. 20 for returning families (returning students get a 20% discount...unless you have additional need...we do not want fees to be a barrier!) and Tues., Feb. 27 online at 10 a.m. for new preschoolers.

No School March 2? No Problem!

Need something fun for the kids to do on Parent-Teacher Conference Day Fri., March 2? Indulge your child in a full-day of recreation at one of our Break Blasts! Check out these camp options.

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Teens: DJ and Mix Music With Us!

Want to become the next big DJ or create songs to top the charts? Thomas Jefferson Community Center is the place for you. Our free drop-in DJ'ing class teaches the fundamentals of being a DJ sharpening up your music theory in addition to mixing and scratching on Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30-6 p.m. You can also learn (again, for free!) the basic skills needed to create beats using a computer in our Digital Music Production class Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.

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