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Did you you join us at any of our Wine in the Water Park events this September? We want to hear from you! Fill out this survey for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Crystal City Wine Shop!

Floral Frenzy - Tropical Storm
18th Street & Crystal Drive
Tuesday, October 11 - Begins at 3:00 PM
The Floral Frenzy’s Tropical Storm allows area residents and workers to rescue tropical ferns and other plants that would otherwise be thrown into the compost pile! Once brought indoors, these tropicals can thrive all-year long. Stop by the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market on Tuesday, October 11th at 3:00 PM (No plants to be given away before that time. While supplies last.) to claim your green prize!

Marine Corps Marathon
18th Street and Crystal Drive
Sunday, October 30th - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Crystal City streets enliven with over 30,000 runners during the 41th annual Marine Corps Marathon, where spectators can spark dedication and experience fun for all ages. The festival will include engaging activities like moon bounces, face painting, arts and crafts, cotton candy, balloon animals, circus activities, and more.

FRESHFARM Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The popular FRESHFARM Market takes place every Tuesday on Crystal Drive. Shop from 20 local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more.

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive with Sparket – A Creative Market for a Spring Market from May to June. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive & 201 12th Street
Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The food trucks gather in the parking lots at 1900 Crystal Drive. Some of the area’s favorite trucks will be onsite offering a great mix of delicious food for lunch. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites.

Mobile Bike Repair
1900 Crystal Drive
Wednesday October 12, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NOTE: District Wrench will be in Crystal City on WEDNESDAY this week instead of Thursday. The weekly Mobile Bike Repair station will be open at Food Truck Thursdays for bike service. If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, show up onsite where walk-ups are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment by emailing roman@districtwrench.com.

Mind Your Body Oasis October Specials
A new month means new specials from your neighborhood yoga studio. Check the available October specials here!

Arlington Mosquito Information Center
Arlington Public Health Department is taking action to control mosquitoes and prevent mosquito bites as part of its broader Zika prevention efforts. With recent media coverage of the Zika virus, and the mosquito season in Arlington continuing through October when the first frost occurs, we must remain vigilant in all our efforts to prevent the local mosquito population from breeding and carrying diseases like the Zika virus. Arlington County has simple steps to take that will help to control mosquito populations, prevent mosquito bites, and more information on their website.

Tastings @ the Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th Street S
Get the most out of your SIPtember by swinging by the Crystal City Wine Shop for free, hand-picked tastings! There is a beer tasting on Thursday and wine tasting on Friday from 5pm to 7pm as well as a Staff Pick tasting on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm each week! You can also experience monthly cider tastings from 5pm to 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Check out their calendar to see what's on the tasting menu!

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday through November 6th ~ 9:30am
Eat Yoga Drink and the Crystal City Sports Pub bring you an hour long, all-levels vinyasa flow on the 3rd floor of the Pub, followed by drinks at the bar. The $10 registration fee includes the yoga class and your first drink of choice (beer or wine.) BYO mat and get ready to flow and have fun! Click here to register.

Bikes For The World - Warehouse Sale
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
420 South Eads Street
Bikes for the World, the nation’s largest bicycle re-use charity, is vacating its Pentagon City warehouse and needs to sell surplus items. These are quality items considered un-required for our current charity program. There will be 100+ quality road and commuter bikes, a few dozen mountain, children's, and vintage bikes, plus hundreds of bike parts & accessories (i.e. locks, wheels, tires, travel cases, bike racks - hitch, trunk, and roof-mounted), along with shelving and other warehouse fixtures.

Boo Ha Ha
735 18th Street South
Saturday, October 15th - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please mark your calendars for the 9th annual free, neighborhood Halloween party, affectionately known as the Boo Ha Ha. The horse drawn hay ride will be back, along with the Olde Towne tradition banjo band, moon bounces, rock climbing wall, pumpkin decorating and much more. Come join your neighbors for an afternoon of fun.

8 Week Yogi Immersion Workshop for Beginners & Intermediates
Mind Your Body Oasis
Saturdays, October 15th to December 10th (no workshop on 11/26 due to holiday weekend)
Immerse yourself in a range of Yoga technique and philisophy with this 8-week Immersion Workshop with Mind Your Body Oasis instructor, Soozie Kinstler. Choose from one or all of the workshops offered on Saturday mornings starting on October 15th. For additional information on the offerings or to sign-up, visit the event page.

Synetic Family Theater
The Music Box
October 22nd ~ 11:00am
A wonderful collection of comedic vignettes set to music: an average day becomes extraordinary when a surly janitor and an uptight businessman discover a magical mask, two cowboys in the wild west tame a bull on the loose, two road workers try to catch a butterfly in an attempt to capture the heart of a girl, and the classic invisible wall. Students are introduced to the art of storytelling without words through imagination, illusions, and physical comedy.

The Miraculous Magical Balloon
October 15th & 29th ~ 11:00am
A series of hilarious sketches synthesizing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation. Students will discover the art of acting without words, opening the door to their imaginations. Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and unique choreography, ‘Balloon’ tells a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys.

Transportation Techies: Transportation + Urban Planning
WeWork Crystal City - 12th Floor
Friday, October 14 ~ 6:00pm
How do computer programmers get involved in urban planning? This session looks at cool tools coders have built that revolve around transportation and urban planning. Pizza courtesy of our sponsor the Eno Center for Transportation.

Bend & Brunch
Highline RxR
October 15
Join Highline RxR and Mind Your Body Oasis for a Yoga Cass and Brunch with drinks compliments of Crystal City BID. The Class is $15, mats are included, and brunch is discounted after class! Click here for tickets.

The Art of the Pitch w/ Author Peter Coughter
Monday, October 17 ~ 6:00 to 8:00pm
1776 Crystal City
Peter Coughter, author of the highly-acclaimed “The Art of the Pitch — Persuasion and Presentation Skills that Win Business,” kicks off ADWKDC at 1776 with the opening presentation. Come meet, mingle and mix with attendees from every level of branding, advertising and PR agencies, tech companies, startups, media outlets and corporate communications units in and around Washington, D.C.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Thursday, October 20 ~ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. This 2-hour class will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy. Created by YOU! Artwork and instructor to be announced. Fee covers wine and all materials. Come with your friends and uncork your hidden artist! Must be 21 years of age or over to participate. Sign up today!

DMV2go
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday November 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DMV2Go is a handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels that is equipped to process all DMV transactions including: apply for or renew your ID card - available for adults and children, apply for or renew your driver's license, get a copy of your driving record, apply for certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, get fishing and hunting licenses, and much more!

CaBi Hack Night VI
WeWork Crystal City - 12th Floor
Thursday, November 3rd ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
CaBi Hack Night is a show & tell of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare. Join Mobility Lab and WeWork for the sixth edition. Doors open at 6:00 for pizza and soft drinks, with speakers starting at 6:30. Stay tuned to @techiesdc for updates. Our hashtag is#cabihacknight. Event is free, but please register online.

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