|The Family Skate Night at TJ Community Center on Sat., March 8 has been cancelled.|
55+ Guide Class Registration is Now Open
|Spring Enjoy Arlington Registration Starts March 12|
Check out the new look of Enjoy Arlington packed full of amazing spring classes. Registration starts on 3/12 at 7 a.m. for gymnastics and 7:30 a.m. for all other classes. Look for new classes to hand craft necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Take a digital photography safari with the whole family! Get and stay in shape with a variety of Pilates, yoga, strength-building and cardio classes. Keep your little scientist happy with new robotics offerings. Enjoy Arlington is your go-to for upcoming Arlington Parks and Recreation programs and events including Spring Break Camps. We also offer adapted programs for individuals with disabilities. Don't let be a barrier! We offer fee reductions for those who qualify.
|Free Golf Program for Teens|
Arlington teens in 6th to 12th grade can learn life skills and leadership through the game of golf---for free—through the First Tee program. Classes start March 20 and will be held on Thursdays from 5 – 7 p.m. at East Potomac Golf Course (972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC). Equipment will be provided and there is free transportation from Thomas Jefferson and Lubber Run Centers (or we can meet you there). Only 13 participants each session so sign up today. To register, contact Shanan Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-7782 (Se Habla Espanol 703-228-7783). Download the registration form. (PDF)
|Families Unplugged Programs|
Register today for our March Family Game Day and enjoy a little friendly competition together while playing our "How Well Do You Know Your Family?" game, playing new and old favorite board games, winning prizes and more! All ages welcome—geared toward 4 & up. Programs are Saturday afternoon at both Walter Reed and Arlington Mill Community Centers. For more information contact 703-228-4773, or DPR-Elementary@arlingtonva.us, or visit our Elementary Services page. Register online using Activity Code: 730013.
|Get in Touch with Nature this Spring – Registration has Begun|
Suffering from cabin fever? Embrace nature this spring with wonderful opportunities at Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers, the perfect places for families to learn to understand and appreciate our historic and natural resources. We offer a range of fun and educational programs for all ages including Civil War Spies and Their Trade, Untamed Wonders Photography Exhibition, Earth Day Invasive Pull and Family Camping Trips. Your nature-loving tots will love Rainbows-Color Magic and Critter Communications and more. We specialize in captivating, hands-on learning that leaves a lasting impression. For more info or to register, check out the The Snag Spring 2014 Catalog or visit our Nature Centers page.
|Summer Camp Registration has Begun|
2014 Summer camp catalog now available online! Make the most of your child or teen's summer break with a variety of summer camps! Stay active and healthy with sports camps, explore the great outdoors with nature, adventure and history based camps, tap into their creative side with arts and crafts, curious kids will love our imagination and exploration camps as well! Don't miss specialty therapeutic recreation camps for individuals with disabilities. Look out for your Summer Camp Guide in early February! Don't let be a barrier! We offer fee reductions for those who qualify.
|Creative Preschoolers' New Family Registration has Begun|
Arlington County half-day preschools are designed to provide children ages 3-5 with their first social group experience outside the home. Emphasis is placed on experiencing age-appropriate recreation activities, being part of a group, cooperating, listening, sharing, developing play and movement skills, and discovering nature. Choose from two-, three- or five-day-a-week programs from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Preschool runs from September to May. We offer fee reductions for those who qualify.
|Family Nights at Arlington Mill|
Help us welcome the NEW Arlington Mill Center to the community. Take advantage of this fun, themed, drop-in family event taking place one Friday night a month from March-May from 7-9 p.m. Monthly themes: March 14-Family Movie Night, April 4-Games Galore, May 2- Family Dance Party. For more information on the Department of Parks and Recreation family programming, please contact Emily Thrasher at 703-228-4773 or email DPR-Elementary@arlingtonva.us.
|Native Plant Sale|
Want to improve your yard for local birds and butterflies? Then it's time to Grow Native! We are offering a great selection of plants that are accustomed to local climate and wildlife. We have natives for sun to shade, even deer resistant plants. See our order form (PDF) for more information and to pre-order your plants today! These are just a few of what we have to offer. On the day of the sale at Long Branch we'll also have a wider selection to choose from: Dutchman's breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Spiderwort, Whitewood Aster, Wild Geranium, and more! Order online here, then click on the Plant Sale tab, or you can print (PDF) and mail in the form to Long Branch. Orders must be placed by April 4, 2014. Pick-up April 26 from 1-5pm at Long Branch Nature Center (625 S. Carlin Springs Rd).
|Fort Ethan Allen Open House|
On Sunday, March 23, celebrate the unveiling of Fort Ethan Allen's historical interpretative signs and its Civil War history. Enjoy breakfast, Civil War reenactments, history presentations, the New-Old Time String Band and a hike to Fort Marcy. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free.
|Family Skate Nights|
Join the crowd at Thomas Jefferson Center every Saturday night through March 29, 2014 (No skate on 12/21 and 12/28). Most evenings start with Family Skating from 6:30-9pm and close with Teen Nights from 9-10:45pm. There is also a live DJ, $1.00 (cash only) moon bounces, and the snacks from the café. Want to book a birthday party? Visit the skate night page for more info.
|Parents' Night Out|
Let us watch the kids while you enjoy a Friday night out! Join us at Walter Reed Community Center where children ages 4-11,will enjoy face painting, balloon art, make and take art projects, healthy snacks, movies, bounce house, play field games, & more! For details and specific dates, read the Parents' Night Out flyer (PDF). To register call 703-228-4747 or register online.
|What would you like to see at The Mill?|
Now that Arlington Mill is open we'd like to know what additional programs and services you'd like to see at Arlington Mill. Please take this short survey to help us gauge community interest.
|• Choking hazard reported in Arlington County|
• Don't let fee be a barrier to your fun - check out DPR's Fee Reduction Policy
• Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in Arlington
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