Capitol Square Celebrates East Arlington First Lights 2018

Saturday December 1st from 12-4pm

Capitol Square, East Arlington’s vibrant business district, celebrates First Lights 2018 on Saturday December 1st 2018 from 12-4pm with free entertainment, festive refreshments, special sales and holiday activities for the entire family.

The Capitol Theater will begin showing Classic Christmas Cartoons at 12:30. Lanie the Jolly Elf will make balloon magic at Artbeat, where kids can also make glittery Christmas ornaments. The new Lotus Flow Studio will offer fun Holiday Yoga. The Calvary Brass Band will play holiday music from 2-3 pm in front of Town Tavern, which will be serving hot cider to passersby.

Hot cocoa will be served at the new Adventure Pub and refreshments will be offered at all the participating stores. There will be special sales at 13Forest Gallery, Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens, Maxima Gifts, The Muse’s Window, Continentale Salon, Lotus Flow Studio, and Artbeat. Quebrada Bakery will give away free star cookies with any purchase and Thrive Juice Bar will offer free size upgrades for all its drinks and smoothies.

“First Lights is a fun time for all in the dark and cold of winter. As the gateway to Arlington’s Cultural District, we love bringing families from surrounding communities to Capitol Square to discover all that we have to offer.” says Jan Whitted, a founding member of the Capitol Square Business Association and owner of Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio.

Looking for a Place to Work? Try Your Public Library.

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public-library. Photo by Sebas Ribas on Unsplash
Let the library help you build your business

The public library is a great place to work and to grow your business. Here in Arlington, the Robbins branch of the Arlington public system has its own business collection, one that includes books, periodicals and databases that you can access from the library or from home. And, it has a feature common to public libraries everywhere – a reference desk with staff whose job is to help you find what you need!

Arlington Entrepreneurs spoke with Linda Dyndiuk, the head of Adult Services at the library. The wealth of resources for entrepreneurs there surprised own own interviewer! Not only can you check out a state-of-the-art computer, you can also find parts of the library that are reserved for conversations. Need to study or research? Enjoy the quiet at the library. Need to speak with a client or conduct a one-on-one training? Find a place a place to talk at the Robbins.

Although the library has yet to open its own coffee shop, you can bring your own food and drink. Of course, if you need help accessing or understanding any of the library’s resources, a reference library will be on-hand to guide you through the process.

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