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Clarendon Celebrates Clarendon

— Clarendon Day 2012 has a bit of everything for everyone. Runners of all ages can participate in the Pacer’s 10k/5k/Kids Dash. There will be local entertainment on two stages. More than a dozen local restaurants will offer a wide range of delicious treats, and beer, wine, and other beverages.

There is plenty for kids at Clarendon Day–the KidZone area has new rides and new activities—and old favorites—in the Kinderhaus Tent and on the Clarendon Stage sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Center.

There will also be dozens of arts and crafts exhibitors, as well as local businesses and nonprofits who support the community and want to meet their neighbors.

Clarendon Day is a celebration of the neighborhood, and a showcase for all the people who make it great. Join the festivities at the Clarendon Metro station, from 11 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Visit www.clarendonday.org.

Virginia Hospital Center Stage

*11-11:45 a.m.: Adagio Ballet

*11:45-12:30 p.m.: BalletNova

*12:30-1:15 p.m.: Robert Aldridge Trio

*1:15-2 p.m.: Saffron Dance

*2-2:45 p.m.: YoYo Demonstration

*2:45-3:30 p.m.: Robert Aldridge Trio

*4-4:30 p.m.: Irish Step Dance Team

Arlington’s Car-Free Diet Stage, produced by IOTA Club & Café

*11:30 a.m.: The Milkshake Trio (Kid’s entertainment)

*12:30 p.m.: Margot MacDonald

*1:30 p.m.: Hoots & Hellmouth

*3 p.m.: Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers

*4:15 p.m.: Bronze Radio Return

All start times are approximate.

Kinder Haus Presents Near the park between Wilson and Clarendon boulevards:

*Strolling Juggler, Joel Page, will juggle and show you how, noon-2 p.m.

*Yo-Yo Demonstration at 2- 2:45 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Buy a yo-yo and join the fun. Learn from a pro, Dick Stohr the Yo-Yo Guy.

  • Hula Hoop Contest at 1 p.m. Strolling demo 2-3 p.m.

*Storytime near the Park with Ms. Laura at 11:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-1 p.m.

*Facepainting with Ms. Dana and Kinder Haus painters is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Giant Giraffe Raffle with tickets only $1 each. Proceeds to the Clarendon Alliance. Winner announced at the end of the day.

*Cardboard Bricks. Take a break and play.