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.

Gilliam Place 918 South Lincoln Street, Arlington
Ice Cream Social

We're getting together for a summer ice cream social! Together we'll visit Jake's Ice Cream, an artisanal ice cream shop that hires adults with disabilities. Join us to support some of the OSG employees who work there, socialize with friends, and of course enjoy some delicious scoops. Please RSVP so that we know to expect you. We'll meet at Gilliam Place and go from there. Don't forget to bring a form of payment.  

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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 beginning to read and discuss 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… Read More »Social Justice Club

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OSG Book Club

We're reading The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Join our book club to listen to our volunteer Finn Jensen read to the group. The OSG Book Club meets every Tuesday at 7 PM. All are welcome, but please RSVP to receive the Zoom link*.  Note: it's not mandatory to purchase the book since it will be read out loud in the group. *Once you've signed up once, no need to sign up every week. We'll automatically send you the zoom link… Read More »OSG Book Club

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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 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 may need to cap the number of reservations. Additionally,… Read More »Gilliam Place Dinner Club

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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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Gilliam Place 918 South Lincoln Street, Arlington
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.

Lubber Run Amphitheater 200 North Columbus Street, Arlington
Lubber Run Park Concert: Soul Crackers

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 July 23rd we'll enjoy the band Soul Crackers.  Their music encompasses Memphis & Motown soul, and features timeless songs by artists like Otis Redding, Average White Band, Martha & The Vandellas… Read More »Lubber Run Park Concert: Soul Crackers

Zoom
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.

Zoom
Social Justice Club

This week for our Social Justice Club we're beginning to read and discuss 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… Read More »Social Justice Club

Zoom
OSG Book Club

We're reading The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Join our book club to listen to our volunteer Finn Jensen read to the group. The OSG Book Club meets every Tuesday at 7 PM. All are welcome, but please RSVP to receive the Zoom link*.  Note: it's not mandatory to purchase the book since it will be read out loud in the group. *Once you've signed up once, no need to sign up every week. We'll automatically send you the zoom link… Read More »OSG Book Club