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Arlington County Fair August 18-22nd, 2010

Come to Thomas Jefferson Community Center August 18th-22nd for the Arlington County Fair.  There will be rides, competitive exhibits, food vendors, racing piglets, a monster mural for kids to draw on, and Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue featuring animals from the rainforest.  For more information, click the website here.

For information about other events in and around Arlington, visit 365 Things to Do in Arlington and 365 Things to Do in Northern Virginia.

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Arlington County Public Schools 2010-2011 Calendar

Arlington County Public Schools CalendarArlington County Public Schools will begin the day after Labor Day, September 7th, for all grades except Pre-K Special Education and VPI which begin September 8th.  The last day of school is scheduled for June 22nd for high school, June 23rd for middle school and June 24th for elementary school students.  Spring Break comes late this year, from April 18th-22nd.  Elementary School Students will get a five day weekend for the Columbus Day Holiday, October 11th with additional days off the Thursday and Friday prior for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Middle School students have Friday the 8th off in addition to the Monday holiday.  All grades will also get a long weekend for Martin Luther King’s Birthday on January 17th with the 18th off for a teacher work day.

For the complete school year calendar, click here.

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Arlington Resources for Foreclosure Prevention

The Arlington County website suggests three steps to help prevent foreclosure.  First, find free counseling.  There are several organizations and agencies who will help you.  Second, call today.   Third, pass it on.  If you share this information with others you may be able to keep someone else from losing their homes.

For contact information for the organizations which may be able to help and for other additional resources, visit their website here.

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Free Family Movies at Ballston

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Regal Entertainment Group is presenting a Free Family Movie Festival Tuesday and Wednesday mornings now through August at Ballston and other area theatres.  See the complete schedule here.  Movies begin at 10:00 with tickets available at 9:15.  All shows are first come, first serve.

For more events in Arlington, visit 365 Things to Do in Arlington.

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Arlington and DC are launching Bike Share Program

A joint effort has been announced between Arlington and the District of Columbia to expand bike sharing tenfold in the region. Both jurisdictions have signed contracts for what will become a regional bike sharing system later this year. This expanded system will launch with roughly 1100 bikes at 114 stations making it the largest of its kind in the U.S.

For the complete press release, click here.

Photo courtesy of Alta Bike Share who will be running the program.

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4th of July Fireworks

The Arlington County Manager posted this information about some of the best places to watch the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall from Arlington.

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Arlington Named the #1 City for Families

Parenting Magazine just came up with their list of the top cities in the country for families. Arlington, Virginia topped the list primarily because of its quality education, low unemployment rates and low crime rates. For the complete report, view the website here.

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