ARTA Events 2020 - 2021
Meetings are on Mondays unless otherwise noted. During the coronavirus epidemic, meetings might be on TUESDAYS.
If ACPS is delayed or closed for inclement weather, ARTA will not meet.
(For maps and directions, click on addresses. A monthly calendar is available on the EVENTS CALENDAR page.)
Canned food donations for "Alive" are welcomed at every meeting.
August 17, 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Zoom meeting
ARTA Executive Board Meeting
September 21, 2020 11:30 - 2:00 pm - CANCELED
ACPS Superintendent, Dr. Greg Hutchings, will be the keynote speaker.
October 19, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 pm, ZOOM virtual meeting (Please log in prior to 1:00 to be sure your connection is working.)
Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Director of Technology for ACPS, will be our online speaker. Her topic will be Online Education in ACPS. This is a terrific opportunity for all of us to find out how ACPS is doing with online education! The log-in information for this meeting has been sent directly to members. Those who do NOT have computers can call in and participate.
November 11, 2020 (WEDNESDAY) 1:00 – 2:30 pm, ZOOM Meeting
ARTA Meeting with Arlington
Our speaker will be Charlie Clark who will speak on Arlington at 1:00 – BUT there will be a great deal about Alexandria as well! Charlie Clark has been a Washington area journalist for over 30 years and has written the weekly Our Man in Arlington since 2010. At this time he is a senior correspondent for Government Executive Media Group. He has been a writer and editor for the Washington Post, National Journal, Congressional Quarterly, Time -Life Books and others. This should be a fun way to learn about Arlington’s previous name and its relationship to Alexandria. Directions for the ZOOM meeting have been sent to ARTA members.
December 14, 2020 12:30 - 2:30 pm, ZOOM meeting
(Please log in prior to 12:30 to be sure your connection is working.)
Time to Eat! December's ZOOM meeting will be an interactive cooking class, "Cooking Thyme with Stacie." Participants can ask questions and cook along with Stacie, or just watch and review a video of the event at their leisure. Closer to the meeting date, ZOOM details and a link to the recipes, shopping list, and equipment necessary will be made available to members via email.
January 18, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, ZOOM meeting
ARTA Executive Board Meeting
February 24, 2021 (WEDNESDAY) 1:00 - 2:30 pm, ZOOM meeting
Please note the change at in date and time. Susan Cumby, Director of Fort Ward Park, will be speaking about the changes at Fort Ward after the Civil War, the establishment of an African American community on the site and the 20th and 21st century changes and developments in the park. For those of you who have not been to the park lately, there have been many changes and Ms. Cumby is looking forward to discussing them with all of you.
March 15, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 pm, ZOOM meeting
Our meeting in March will be a virtual tour and discussion of opportunities of the Alexandria Animal Welfare League’s Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. The program will be presented by Echo Kief, Volunteer Program Manager, and Brenda Maier, Volunteer Program Coordinator. You don’t have to go to the shelter to help animals in need; there are many ways to help from your own home. Echo and Brenda will show you the shelter and discuss the needs of the animals and importance of volunteer help, especially during the pandemic.
April 19, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 pm, ZOOM meeting
Our April meeting will be about downsizing, and we will have Tracy Niro of Wise Moves meeting with us to discuss the subject.
May 17, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 pm, ZOOM meeting
ARTA Virtual Wine Tasting
Due to COVID 19, we are not yet able to have our annual luncheon this year, but we have decided to make our last ZOOM meeting a bit of a fun event, a virtual wine and cheese or chocolate tasting event with proceeds going to our scholarship fund. Participants will receive a packet with 4 types of wine (1/4 cup each) and a packet of chocolate or cheese, or both the Saturday before the meeting (May 15). The packets will be handed out Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA between 2 and 4PM. The wine will be tasted and discussed during the ZOOM meeting and an explanation of why the cheese/chocolate goes with that particular wine will be given. Please send your choice of packet and a check made out to ARTA . PLEASE RETURN FORM AND CHECK BY MAY 10!!!!