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Arlington Notes, 5/22/24 roundup

News of community interest from around Arlington

COMMITTEE OF 100 HAS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING: She didn’t let the cat out of the bag – or even let it take a peek around– but Arlington Committee of 100 chair Jeanne Broyhill has teased some changes that may be on the horizon for the venerable organization.

At the Committee of 100’s May meeting (highlighted by a County Board candidate forum), Broyhill highlighted a June 12 event that will both celebrate the arts and feature “a very special announcement . . . you won’t want to miss.”

The goal is to “take the Committee of 100 into the future,” Broyhill said.

Founded 70 years ago, the organization, like many, was upended by the pandemic. While pivoting to an online format and never missing a scheduled meeting, “we emerged slowly,” Broyhill said.

For information, see the Website at

SOUTH ARLINGTON KIWANIANS RAISE FUNDS: The Kiwanis Club of South Arlington recently completed a community-service blitz, raising funds for safety-net organizations at the local, regional and international levels.

Nearly $7,600 was raised from member donations. Among the local organizations being supported are Arlington Pediatric Center, Arlington Thrive, Aspire! Afterschool Learning, Arlington Free Clinic and Culpepper Garden, along with Arlington Food Assistance Center, Our Lady Queen of Peace food pantry and St. George’s Episcopal Church food pantry.

At the regional level, contributions were made to the Kiwanis Capital District Foundation, while a donation also was made to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, which supports healthy-children initiatives worldwide.

GARDEN PROGRAM TO TACKLE VEGETABLE-GARDEN DISEASES: Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia will discuss “Tomato Diseases and Other Things That Ooze in the Garden” in an online tutorial on Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.

Kirsten Conrad, Extension agent for Arlington and Alexandria, will discuss fungal, viral and bacterial diseases that can run rampant in vegetable gardens, how to recognize, prevent and treat them.

“We will look at some of the most common diseases in the vegetable garden and explore some tactics for keeping your plants healthy,” organizers said.

The program is free. For information and to RSVP, see the Website at

YOUTH TROUPE TO PRESENT ‘RAPUNZEL’: Encore Stage & Studio will present the classic tale “Rapunzel” with performances May 31 to June 9 at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 South Old Glebe Road in Arlington.

Performances will run Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. At the June 2 performance, the performing-arts troupe will honor its “STAR” award recipients and unveil its 2024-25 season.

For tickets and information, see the Website at

ARLINGTON CHORALE, TANGO GROUP TEAM UP: The Arlington Chorale will join forces with the local professional tango ensemble QuinTango for “Misa a Buenos Aires,” to be presented on Sunday, June 2 at 5 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Boulevard.

“Misa a Bueno Aires” (known as “Misatango”) by Martin Palmeri is an “exhilarating musical experience,” organizers say.

“With lush harmonies, intricate melodies and pulsating rhythms, ‘Misatango’ weaves together the sacred and the passionate, captivating audiences with its unique blend of genres,” they say.

QuinTango artist Emmanuel Trifilio has composed a new piece – “Dos Mujeres y un Tango” – for the chorale, Performers With Purpose and QuinTango. Soprano Judy Yannini will be the featured soloist at the event.

“Let us transport you to the world of Argentine tango, where the boundaries between classical and popular music blur, an exhilarating journey where spirit and passion reign supreme,” organizers say.

For information and tickets, see the Website at