Events

You’re Invited to Join Us!

From a “Dine Out for Disabilities” night or an Advocacy Day in Richmond to an 8K Fun Run or our star-studded Hollywood Gala, there are numerous opportunities to get involved.  Amazing things happen when a community comes together.  We cordially and sincerely invite you to join us in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families at any – or all – of these upcoming events.

 

Upcoming Special Events                    On-going Regular Events                    Past Special Events

 


 Upcoming Events

 

July, 2018

Dine Out for People with Disabilities

clare_&_donsThursday, July 19th – 6:00-9:00pm
Clare & Don’s Beach Shack hosts our next Dine Out event.  Join us in Falls Church for a rousing good time, featuring music by the popular band Big Tow.  You don’t want to miss the good food, cold drinks, and of course the fun and fellowship.  It’s a fun event, so invited your family, bring your friends, and support our mission all at the same time.

 

Throughout the year, local businesses help The Arc of Northern Virginia by hosting  fundraising events for our benefit. Each event is different and gives you a chance to enjoy a meal, meet our staff, members, and board of directors, all while supporting us.

 

September, 2018

 

Dine Out for People with Disabilities

dine-out-pancakesThursday, September 27th 
The Original Pancake House in Falls Church hosts our September Dine Out event.  No silly name-changes or marketing ploys at THIS pancake house, just the the good food and commitment to community service you’ve come to know and appreciate.  15% of proceeds for the entire day will be donated to The Arc of Northern Virginia. So take your family out for breakfast, invite your friends and coworkers to lunch, and support our mission all at the same time!

 

Throughout the year, local businesses help The Arc of Northern Virginia by hosting  fundraising events for our benefit. Each event is different and gives you a chance to enjoy a meal, meet our staff, members, and board of directors, all while supporting us.

 

October, 2018

Opportunities Open Golf Tournament

Date: To be announced
Presented by The Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport. Since its inception, this event has raised more than $500,000 for local charities dedicated to helping make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities. The Tournament supports The Arc of Northern Virginia, Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO), ServiceSource and The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus.

 

 

November, 2018

The Arc of Northern Virginia Goes HOLLYWOOD

gala 2018Saturday, November 3rd
Mark your calendar and save the date!  You’ll want to be part of the red carpet action as The Arc of Northern Virginia presents our fall gala.

 

The gala venue is the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons, VA.  The star-studded evening features a cocktail reception & silent auction, seated gourmet dinner, followed by our program and live auction, and ending with live music and dancing.

 

The Gala helps to raise important funds that make possible all of our programs, services, and advocacy education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Please join us in making this year the most successful in The Arc of Northern Virginia’s history of serving our community.

 

 

Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 29th
The Arc of Northern Virginia Annual meeting and election of board and officers is held in late autumn each year. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to join our Board of Directors, please contact our Executive Director, Rikki Epstein, via email.

 

 

March, 2019

Wings for All

Date: To Be Determined
Wings for All is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with a disability experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.  Check out the album of photos from Wings for All 2018.

October, 2019

Arctoberfest

Date: To Be Determined
Look for Arctoberfest in 2019
Check out our album of photos from Arctoberfest 2017

 


 On-Going Events

Trust Presentations

Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts, will presents to families, siblings and adults with disabilities or others interested in learning about special needs trusts and other tools to consider when developing a plan for the future.

Workshops & Trainings

The Arc of Northern Virginia is an information and referral source for families and professionals. To keep families up-to-date on advocacy issues and provide information on disability issues we host and sponsor many educational seminars and workshops throughout the year.

 


 Past Events

June, 2018

Dine Out for People with Disabilities

crawfish-boilSaturday, June 9th – 1:00-4:00pm
Fair Winds Brewery hosts our next Dine Out event.  Join us in Lorton for a down-home Crawfish Boil, featuring  hot seafood, cold brew, and the fun and fellowship.  It’s a fun event, so invited your family, bring your friends, and support our mission all at the same time.

 

Throughout the year, local businesses help The Arc of Northern Virginia by hosting  fundraising events for our benefit. Each event is different and gives you a chance to enjoy a meal, meet our staff, members, and board of directors, all while supporting us.