The 2017 Halls Hill Turkey Bowl will be played on the newly renovated Halls Hill playground field. This Thanksgiving football game is an historical African American staple in the Halls Hill community for over 68+ years pitting the "Youngens" vs's "Oldies". Kudos to Arlington County Recreation Department staff who worked with the Turkey Bowl committee to ensure the continuity of the game during the construction. This year the Turkey Bowlwill be awarding it's second annual Alfred J. Forman Scholarship.. Additionally there will be (2) Thanksgiving dinners donated by MSMU Youth Foundation from Harris Teeter given out. We will honor one of our own senior residents. COME ONE, COME ALL to a wonderfully joyous occasion.
High View Park recently underwent renovations as part of the Field, Lighting and Restroom Improvements Project. The project scope includes new restroom and storage facilities, a new picnic shelter, a new entrance and plaza on N. Dinwiddie St. and site furnishings, permeable paving, bleachers and steps to the basketball courts, regraded and sodded field with irrigation, new Dark Sky lighting and additional trees and plantings.
Help us celebrate at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 14 at noon!
Join your neighbors and County Board Member John Vihstadt for a walking tour of Hall’s Hill / High View Park. Is there something you want the county to know about? Pothole, telephone pole, hanging wire, or any other issues, you can flag them for him. The event starts at 10:00 AM at Langston Brown, then will go down Culpeper to the new neighborhood marker, across 19th, to the hospital expansion site and end at High View Park at noon for the ribbon cutting. Come “walk the walk,” or just pop out to visit as John walks the neighborhood to share your concerns. Saturday, October 14th is your chance to be heard on your turf. Do not miss this opportunity!
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington is holding its 12th annual Children and Teens Book Sale to benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center (APC). Please support this worthy cause by donating your gently used books, DVD movies, and magazines appropriate for children up to age 16. This is a perfect way to clean out your overflowing bookshelves!
DONATIONS: Drop books off between now and July 7th in the lower lobby of St. Mary's (2609 N. Glebe Road in Arlington) on M-F from 9am - 4pm and Sundays 7:30am - noon.
BOOK SALE: Come buy some books. The Book Sale is at St. Mary's on Saturday, July 8 from 9am - 1pm and Sunday, July 9 from 8am - noon. There will be a wide selection of books at bargain prices. Shop early for the best selection. And have some lemonade and cookies while you shop! All proceeds and leftover books are donated to the APC, which provides free medical care for less fortunate Arlington families. Each child who visits the clinic gets a book of their choice while donations last.
Have fun cleaning your bookshelves, getting some summer reads, and helping this great cause!