Events Calendar

Our Stomping Ground offers a variety of programs including book clubs, games nights, art and fitness classes and more. We are always adding new events. Be sure to explore our calendar and register for those programs that are of interest. Some events are open to just residents of a specific community, some are open to residents and Friends of OSG, and others are open to anyone in the Northern VA area.

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Gilliam Place 918 South Lincoln Street, Arlington
Reading Circle at Gilliam Place

Join OSG and APAH at Gilliam Place for an afternoon of reading with the neighbors. We will meet in the lobby of Gilliam Place. Contact donnab@ourstompingground.org for any questions. Please RSVP below.

Queens Court 1615 18th St N, Arlington
Marine Corps Sunset Parade

The Marine Corps Sunset Parade is one of Washington’s many wonderful free events during the summer and well worth doing. Their famed Silent Drill Team is a highlight, but the parade also features The Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, also known as the Commandant’s Own. It’s a great opportunity to see a world-class military ceremony and to show support for men and women in uniform. You can learn more about the event here. OSG is planning to attend meeting… Read More »Marine Corps Sunset Parade

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It’s Time for Trivia!

Get your thinking caps on - it's time for trivia! Join your OSG friends as we compete for bragging rights. There will be 3 categories are Space, Broadway Musicals, and Washington D.C.. In each category, there will be 10 questions, and a bonus round per category. All are welcome, and please invite your friends to sign up as well. Register below and we'll send the Zoom link to your email.

Lubber Run Amphitheater 200 North Columbus Street, Arlington
Lubber Run Park Concert: The 257th Army Band

The OSG crew is getting together to attend a free summer concert at Lubber Run Park! This Summer Concert series features free performances from a variety of genres including big band, blues, soul and orchestral music to the Lubber Run Amphitheater.  Learn more about the concert series here. On August 11th, we'll enjoy the 257th Army Band, or “The Band of the Nation’s Capital." They're the official musical ambassador for the D.C. Army National Guard. Noteworthy performances include musical support… Read More »Lubber Run Park Concert: The 257th Army Band

Theodore Roosevelt Island Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington D.C.
Roosevelt Island Clean-up

We’re firm believers that community extends beyond the people in our lives – it also encompasses the world we live in and our individual impact on the environment. To that end, please join us as we work together to clean up Roosevelt Island- one of D.C.’s jewels. This is a great opportunity to learn about this historical landmark, create new friendships, and protect our community. Details for attending: We will meet in front of the bridge before heading over to… Read More »Roosevelt Island Clean-up

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Yoga at Gilliam Place

Join OSG in a yoga flow led by our friend Ania Sowińska. This will be an adaptive yoga practice that focuses on the individual needs of each individual rather than forcing positions. We'll meet at Gilliam Place in the community room, please bring your own yoga mat. All are welcome, however, we have a limit of 8 people so please register below as soon as possible.  Read more about Yoga at Gilliam here.

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Ask Us Anything!

New to Our Stomping Ground? Not sure where to start in the housing process? Confused about waivers? Ask all your questions in this open zoom meeting with OSG Board Member and parent Donna Budway and OSG Programming and Community Coordinator Claude Thomas. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link and email info@ourstompingground.org with any questions.

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Young Adults Virtual Meet-up

Join us for a weekly virtual meet-up for adults between the age of 18-35. Each week we'll discuss a different topic such as getting out of your comfort zone or learning to work with others. All you need is yourself, a snack, and an open mind to hop online and connect with old and new friends. Meet-ups are hosted every Monday at 5:00 PM by Social Grace and registration is free - just sign up, sign on and have fun.

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Social Justice Club

This week for our Social Justice Club we're reading and discussing the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie. This a first-person narrative novel from the perspective of a Native American teenager, Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as "Junior", a 14-year-old promising cartoonist.  The book is about Junior's life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision to go to a nearly all-white public high school away from the reservation. The graphic novel includes 65 comic illustrations that help further the… Read More »Social Justice Club

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Hai Duong Restaurant Eden Center 6795 Wilson Blvd #7, Falls Church
Book Club Dinner Celebration

We will have a dinner on Tuesday, 8/16/22, to celebrate finishing the book The Sympathizer. The restaurant is Hai Duong Restaurant Eden Center, located at 6795 Wilson Blvd #7, Falls Church, VA 22044. We will meet at 5 pm and finish around 6:30 pm. This restaurant was chosen by one of our members for its authentic taste!

Gilliam Place 918 South Lincoln Street, Arlington
Drumming Circle

Join OSG in a musical event where we’ll play drums and create rhythm together. Participants will get a chance to express themselves by playing a multitude of percussive instruments, while also creating a communal sound. Drum circles are known to relieve stress, create community, and… it's just fun to hit a drum!  This is an informal gathering and the music is entirely improvised through group listening and interaction. No experience is needed - all are welcome! DETAILS TO ATTEND:  Please… Read More »Drumming Circle

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Gilliam Place 918 South Lincoln Street, Arlington
Gilliam Place Dinner Club

Every third Thursday night of the month, the Gilliam Place community and Our Stomping Ground are gathering together and heading to the restaurant of the group's choosing. For August we'll head to Rincome Thai Cuisine. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends, connect with old ones, try local Arlington restaurants and indulge your inner-foodie! Restaurant Details: Rincome Thai Cuisine 3030 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA 22204 Website here   *Note: Sign-up is mandatory since we need a headcount and… Read More »Gilliam Place Dinner Club