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1K Wine|Beer Walk
Crystal City Shops
Saturday, January 21st ~ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Everyone's favorite faux race, the 1K Wine|Beer Walk is right around the corner. Choose the beverage type of your choice, select your heat, and get ready to make your way through the course stopping at “hydration stations” throughout the Crystal City Shops and Art Underground where you will be able to sample from up to 20 different wine and beers. Heats do fill up so register today

Mind Your Body Oasis Specials for December
Take the stress out of the holidays with Yoga...Pilates...Massage...Facial... What ever your body needs to unwind Mind Your Body Oasis has you covered. They have an Aerial Workshop coming on December 17,2016 and Yoga Teacher Training Starting in January 2017. Make our oasis your oasis for health and relaxation...

Crystal City Wine Shop Wine Club
At the Crystal City Wine Shop, they have the good fortune to taste hundreds of amazing wines every year and if they stocked every one that they loved on our shelves, they would groan under the weight! So, the Wine Club is a way for them to share some of the more value-driven wines that they come across in their tasting adventures. Every month, the staff at the Shop hand selects a pair of wines for members of the Wine Club. Additionally, we offer Wine Club members discounts and opportunities to purchase wine they love at pricing that they cannot find anywhere else!

Homemade for the Holidays
Connection: Crystal City
Tuesdays in December - December 13, and 20 ~ 4:30pm to 6:00pm

In this series of three crafting workshops, learn to make homemade gifts for others or yourself - Creative Coasters (December 6), DIY Spa Gifts (December 13, and Snow Globes (December 20). Space is limited, so register today!

Holiday Promotions at Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods has a bunch of great ways to celebrate the holidays. Give the gift of fish this holiday and get a lobster dinner on them. Celebrate yuletide cheer on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Finally, celebrate "Chowda Day" on January 15th and get a cup of clam chowder for $1.

Lunchtime Coloring
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Every Friday ~ noon
Take a break, relax and enjoy the latest fad in adult coloring (kids invited, too). Supplies are provided.

FotoWalk Underground - Exposed DC
Through Spring 2017
Crystal City welcomes a new photography exhibit from Exposed DC along the FotoWalk Underground. See the works of twelve photographers, each focusing on s specific series, on your way through Crystal City.

Holiday Specials at TechShop
Give the gift of making at TechShop in Crystal City! Check out their holiday specials ranging from discounted annual memberships, unlimited SBU courses, and even an incredible STEAM Club Membership that includes summer camp, after-school programs, and monthly Saturday maker sessions.

Connection: Crystal City - Neighborhood Pop-up Library
See what's happening this month at the Connection: Crystal City, a temporary “pop-up” branch of the Arlington County Public Library. At Connection, you can check out books, access the internet, hold community meetings and attend fun workshops, classes and meet-ups.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground
Thursday, December 15, January 9, February 16, March 16 ~ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Third Thursdays

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!

Knit One, Read One
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Friday, December 16 ~10:00am to 11:30am
Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or do you need to refresh your skills. Learn the basics and knit a cozy ribbed scarf while discussing your latest read. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and how to “frog” your work if you need to. Advanced knitters welcome to join us and work on their own projects. Bring your own materials - see website for details.

Family Night Out: Conductive Ink Cards
TechShop Crystal City
Friday, December 16th ~ 6:00pm

Family time is important for building strong relationships and making lasting memories. Come with your child(ren) to make light-up cards using conductive ink! Conductive inks make it easy to draw circuits on almost any surface, including paper. Space is limited - register today.

GRUMP Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Crystal City Shops @1750
Saturday, December 17th ~ 11am-5pm
Over 50 local DC/MD/VA arts & crafts vendors will show and sell their wares at the best alternative holiday craft show in the DC area. Shop, learn to knit, wrap your gifts, and get your photo taken with at least one of our Yetis! The first 250 shoppers will get a free GRUMP grocery bag. Learn more...

Children's Gingerbread Decorating Party
Crystal City Sports Pub
Saturday, December 17th ~ 12pm-3pm
The Crystal City Sports Pub is hosting a gingerbread decorating party for kids. For $10, the kids get everything they need to decorate gingerbread, as well as a kids beverage and buffet.

Open House: Residential Parking Working Group
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library
Saturday, December 17th ~ 10am to noon

Arlington is considering refinements to the County’s requirements for parking at newly built apartments and condos. Stop by this open house to learn more and discuss policy options. Another open house is scheduled for December 7th at the Navy League building in Courthouse.

Free Sleeping Beauty Ballet Workshop
Sunday, December 18th ~ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Synetic Theater

Join Sleeping Beauty cast members and ballerinas, Chanel Smith and Eliza Smith, in a FREE Ballet workshop. Here you will experience the movement, grace, and beauty of this beloved magical fairytale! For more information and to RSVP, email our Education and Outreach manager Tori Bertocci at, tori@synetictheater.org.

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