Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.
Ballston BID Launchpad Finale
Regal Ballston Common Mall Movie Theater (671 N. Glebe Road)
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Judges Ted Leonsis, Aneesh Chopra, Rep. Gerry Connolly and Mark Gruhin will choose a winning company for the yearlong startup competition. Registration is $49, includes an open bar, and the deadline to register is midnight.
Light Up Rosslyn
Under the WJLA Jumbotron (1100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Rosslyn BID hosts its annual holiday lighting ceremony. The hourlong event features a winter clothing drive, free food and drink and local speakers giving speeches.
Animal Feeding 101 — Turtles at Potomac Overlook
Potomac Overlook Regional Park (2845 N. Marcey Road)
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers can help regional park staff gather insects and worms to feed animals at the Nature Center, particularly the captive turtles. A $5 donation is requested and attendees can call 703-528-5406 to make a reservation.
Pentagon Row’s Grand Re-opening Celebration
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (1201 S. Joyce Street)
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The outdoor ice rink — now Northern Virginia’s largest — hosts its grand re-opening in time for the holidays. There will be a DJ, a s’mores station to benefit a Girl Scouts troop and a surprise performance at 8:00 p.m.
Food Drive at TJ Community Center*
Thomas Jefferson Community Center Gym (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Grace Community Church is organizing volunteers in hopes to package more than 100,000 meals for children in impoverished areas.
National Chamber Ensemble Holiday Concert*
Artisphere Spectrum Theatre (1611 N. Kent Street)
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The National Chamber Ensemble celebrates the holiday season with a selection of holiday music like “Sleigh Ride,” Chanukah songs and pieces by Tchaikovsky and others. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event