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1K Wine|Beer Walk
1750 Crystal Drive
Saturday, January 23rd - 2pm to 6pm
Time to warm up your taste buds, lace up your sneakers and get ready to sip. The 1K Wine & Beer Walk is around the corner so you better start training! Sample the 20 wines or 20 beers that we’ll be pouring for your racing pleasure! Click here for tickets.

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County. Click here for the latest update.

As You Like It
Synetic Theater - 1800 S. Bell Street
December 9, 2015 to January 17, 2016
All the world’s a stage for Synetic Theater's 12th silent Shakespeare adaptation, As You Like It! The witty and resourceful Rosalind, along with her devoted cousin Celia, are forced to flee their lives of luxury for an unfamiliar world – the bleak streets of a rusted urban wasteland. Their grim exile is transformed once Rosalind encounters the lovelorn Orlando, who fails to recognize the object of his affections in disguise! Tickets on sale now.

Operation Fill the Cruiser
Our Lady of Lourdes - 830 23rd St S
Wednesday, December 9th, 5:30pm to 7pm
Join the Arlington County Police Department for the Operation Fill the Cruiser event. Donate a toy and have your photo taken with Santa! New, unwrapped gifts for kids ages 1-17 will be accepted.

TechCocktail Holiday Party
2231 Crystal Dr. 10th Floor
Wednesday, December 9th, 6pm to 8:30pm
It’s that time of the year, where we look back at the successes and achievements in the tech community and celebrate them! Join TechCocktail on December 9th at 1776 Crystal City for a Holiday Bash. You’ll feel jolly after some delicious food and holiday cocktails to get you in the tech holiday spirit. Cheers to another year as we come together to celebrate DC’s growing entrepreneurial community!

Operation Stocking Stuffer
Freddie's Beach Bar - 555 23rd St S
Donations will be accepted until December 11th
Join the Arlington County Police Department in making the holidays bright for kids in Arlington County. Donate new, unwrapped gifts for kids ages 1-17 at donation box at Freddie's Beach Bar until December 11th.

December Specials at Mind Your Body Oasis
Mind Your Body Oasis - 1750 Crystal Drive
Valid until December 31st
Warm up this Winter at Mind Your Body Oasis. For $99, get unlimited classes and far infrared sauna until December 31st.

car2go Has Arrived
Point-to-point car sharing has arrived in Crystal City! Learn more about Arlington County's pilot and sign-up for an account today to add this incredible mobility option to your daily routine. Get 60 free driving minutes and a discounted $5 membership by using promo code HOPIN.

Long Bridge Park Survey
What’s important to you for Phase II of Long Bridge Park? Help Arlington County staff and the Long Bridge Park Advisory Committee provide input to the County Manager, who will be making recommendations to the Board in the new year. Click here to take the survey.

Looking to Start a Vanpool?
Looking for new ways to get to or from Crystal City for work? Arlington Transportation Partners is currently offering up to $300 per person to those interested in starting a vanpool. Vanpools benefit from being able to use HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lanes to beat traffic and get you to your destination quickly and stress-free! You can find out more information by contacting solutions@transpartners.com or reading this article on their website.

Lane Closures on Airport Access Road
The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are working on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Jefferson Davis Highway to the airport. An off-ramp from the southbound lanes of the GW Parkway also connects to the bridge. Single lane closures on the bridge are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. At least one lane will be open on the bridge and on the GW Parkway ramp will remain open during the nine month project, which will replace the bridge’s median, among other improvements. Click here to read more.

DC to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Public Meeting
Hilton Springfield 6550 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA
Wednesday, December 9th, 5pm to 7:30pm
Attend a third round of public information meetings to develop a plan to improve your travel experience in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invite you to attend and discuss alternatives to improve intercity passenger rail service from Washington, D.C. to Richmond, VA. During this meeting you can learn about and provide input on the most feasible and reasonable improvement alternatives, potential station locations, and track and safety improvements.

NVTC's Regional WMATA Forum
Wakefield High School - 1325 South Dinwiddie St
Wednesday, December 16th, 7pm to 9pm
Next month, business leaders will be able to help identify the issues WMATA must confront to ensure the rail service’s long-term viability. NVTC’s Dec. 16 and 17 forums will feature an overview by senior WMATA leadership. Roundtable discussions will provide an opportunity to develop priorities for addressing short- and long-term challenges at WMATA. NVTC will issue a report on the forums, along with a list of recommended actions, to get WMATA back on track.

The 15-Minute MBA
DeVry University - 2450 Crystal Drive
January 27, 5PM - 8PM
Join the metro president, experienced faculty, caring staff and administration for the grand re-opening ceremony and business showcase of DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. Guests can experience the Keller difference by participating in live Master of Business Administration courses throughout the evening in 15 minute increments. Click here for more info.


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