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TechShop’s DC Maker Event
Tuesday, November 18th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm - TechShop - Curious about the Maker Movement? Always wanted to create something yourself or bring an idea to life? Join us at TechShop’s do-it-yourself design and fabrication space for this unique event and learn how to build & launch a hardware product company. Click here for tickets.

Registration is Open for the Air Force Association Cycling Classic
Registration is now open for the 2015 Air Force Association Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company! The Challenge Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. All participants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed, 15km circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Click here to register and take advantage of early bird pricing.

FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - Through November 25th - 3pm to 7pm - Get your fresh fruits, vegetables and more at the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market, located on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets. Also, don't miss out on your chance to pre-order your turkey for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 12 - 11:00am to 2:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - This week is your LAST CHANCE to shop at Sparket – A Creative Market. 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. Sparket will be open every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Fashion and Food Truck Thursday
Thursdays - Get your lunchtime Food Truck fix at Food Truck Thursday. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. The Crystal City BID has a new partnership with DC Fashion Truck Tour that brings our successful pop-up clothing shop and fashion show, the Crystal Couture Show and Sale, outside onto the sidewalk of Crystal Drive. The emerging evolution of the mobile vending industry brings fully functional stores on wheels, complete with inventory, dressing room, and friendly staff, directly to their customers’ neighborhoods.

D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail
Thursday, November 13th - 5:00pm to 7:30pm - The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration, has scheduled a public information meeting in Arlington for a project that will evaluate options for providing higher-speed passenger rail service between Washington, D.C. and Richmond. This meeting will offer residents an opportunity to learn details of the study, review information from the prior environmental review, and provide feedback.

New Classes at TechShop
Check out the great classes coming to TechShop for November. Classes fill up quick, so sign up early. Don't know about TechShop? Click here to learn about this exciting do-it-yourself design and fabrication space.

November is time to plan Holiday parties!
And Tortoise and Hare is THE place to go for all you need. Full event planning is our specialty. Let us make our place yours or have the team at Tortoise and Hare bring the season to you. Whatever you need is a call away. Join the clients that keep coming back for the best in planning, value, and taste this year.

Gingerbread House Challenge
The Hyatt Regency Crystal City is hosting its first annual Gingerbread House Challenge on Thursday, November 20 from 3 to 6 PM. Bring four decorators from your office and join the Hyatt Regency Crystal City for wine, light fare, and to build the gingerbread house of your dreams. Gingerbread and candy decorations will be provided, just bring your holiday spirit. Each of the houses will be posted on Facebook, and the house with the most “likes” will win a 2-hour reception for up to 25 people from your office. RSVP by November 18th to

Painting Uncorked
Thursday, November 20 - Gallery Underground - Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. Taught by Studio Underground artist Justyne Fischer, these 2-hour classes will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy. Created by YOU! 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. Class is 2 hours from 6:30 – 8:30. Tickets now available!

AMA Washington, DC Area Conference Center
There is affordable meeting space in Crystal City. This Winter Save 20% on meeting package rates. Plus as always, there are no service charges or no hidden fees. Click here to learn more.

Save on Synetic's Summer Camp
In a summer camp far, far, far away a band of intergalactic freedom fighters stage a rebellion to prevent a menacing Overlord from hoarding all the resources in the universe. A young hero will rise to harness the power of the star force, restoring peace, harmony, and justice for all! Join Synetic for another exciting summer of physical theatre, mime, and pantomime, acrobatics, dance and original songs as we parody everyone's favorite space odyssey. Save 15% on Summer Camp with registration before November 29! Click here for more information.

Workshops at Mind Your Body Oasis
Mind Your Body Oasis has some great workshops coming up. Their yoga acupuncture workshops are 11/23 and 12/7 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Reservations for this fall workshop series are now open. Enjoy a 45-minute yoga class followed by a deep 30-minute savasana with acupuncture. Class size is limited. Sign up here.

Holiday Fishes at Legal Sea Foods
Give the gift of fish this holiday, and when you purchase $200 worth of gift cards from Legal Sea Foods from November 1 – December 31, enjoy a lobster dinner on us. Our ‘lobster Dinner Reward’ vouchers for a 1 – 1.25lb steamed lobster with a choice of two sides are redeemable in the New Year, January 2 – March 31, 2015.

Coffee, Views and Disruption
Join Disruption Corporation and Commonwealth Joe for "Coffee, Views and Disruption," every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Enjoy complimentary coffee and great networking at the Disruption Headquarters, located at 2231 Crystal Dr, 10th Floor, Arlington VA, 22202.

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