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Celebrate Neighborhood Day across Arlington on Saturday

A variety of events will mark Arlington County’s Neighborhood Day on Saturday.

They include Truck Day, 9 to 11 a.m., in the rear parking lot at Arlington’s Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.; the Turtle Trot 5K race, 10 a.m., at Lower Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St.; a Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at Alcova Heights Park, 901 S. George Mason Dr.; and Fairlington Day, 11 a.m., at Fairlington Community Center & Park, 3308 S. Stafford St.

They continue Sunday with WalkArlington’s High View Park/Waverly Hills/Cherrydale walking tour, which meets at 3 p.m. outside the Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center and Park, 2121 N. Culpeper St.; and A Taste of Arlington, from noon to 5 p.m along Wilson Boulevard from Glebe Road to N. Quincy Street and along N. Stuart Street to Ninth Street.

For information on Neighborhood Day, visit

Arlington Career Center hosts talk on ‘Healthier Lunches’

The Arlington Career Center will host a free public education event on “Healthier Lunches” for Arlington County public school students and parents from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Career Center Commons. Staff and students of the center’s culinary arts and sciences program will be on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions. “Healthier Lunches” will focus on making better meals at home and making better choices in the school cafeteria.

The Arlington Career Center is at 816 S. Walter Reed Dr. For information, call 703-228-5800.

Arlington County Board updates rules on noise

The Arlington County Board has approved substantial updates to the county’s noise control ordinance. “These updates mark a big step forward in our attempts to balance our lively urban neighborhoods with the community annoyances that sometimes accompany them,” Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said in a statement.

The updates, which address a variety of concerns, include new measurement standards; clarity on allowed noise exemptions; an enhanced list of prohibited acts; and new definitions for legal holidays, mixed-use districts, motorcycles, motor vehicles and multi-unit structures.

For frequently asked questions on the ordinance, visit .

Registration still open for Friday’s Bike to Work Day

There is still time to register for Bike to Work Day on Friday. The event, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 Washington area commuters taking part in a nationwide effort, includes four pit stops in Alexandria and six in Arlington County.

For a list of pit stops or to register, visit www.biketoworkmetro


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