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.

Social Gatherings

Witches and wizards, goblins and ghouls, it’s time to get ready for Halloween at the OSG Spooktacular!

Step into an evening full of devilishly good fun, unexpected surprises, and otherworldly treats.

WHEN: October 28th, 2022, 7PM – 11PM

WHERE: Fairlington Presbyterian Church, 3846 King St. Alexandria, VA 22302

WHO: OSG members, friends and families (16+ only)

PRICE: $30 early bird rate, which includes food, drinks, Halloween candy (d’oh, of course), plus an option to take a spin in an authentic DeLorean (yes, just like the one in Back to the Future!!) and bring the movie to lifesilent disco, and more. Tickets purchased after October 17th cost $35

DELOREAN RIDE SIGN UP (DeLeoran 1 is Back to the Future style, DeLorean 2 is a classic model) – one rider per time slot.

We will have two DeLoreans on site to ride in and two to take photos with. The first 20 people to sign up are guaranteed a ride. Additional rides will be offered first come, first served during the event.

Costumes are optional but highly encouraged. Who knows, you may win a prize…!😉





Every first Wednesday night of the month, the Queens Court community and Our Stomping Ground are gathering together and heading to the restaurant of the group’s choosing. For October we’ll head to Saigon Noodles and Grill.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends, connect with old ones, try local Rosslyn restaurants and indulge your inner-foodie!

Saigon Noodles and Grill (1800 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201)

LINK to Restaurant 

*Note: Sign-up is mandatory since we need a headcount and may need to cap the number of reservations. Additionally, things may change. We’ll communicate these changes via email and our Whatsapp group here.

Join us for a monthly Healthy Hangout at Lubber Run Park for a lively walk and engaging conversations!

The Healthy Hangout is hosted every last Sunday of the month at 1:00 PM by Social Grace. Registration is free – just sign up, meet us at the amphitheater at Lubber Run Park, and have fun!

Please RSVP so we know to expect you, and email info@ourstompingground.org with any questions.

We’re reading On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

The OSG Book Club meets every Tuesday at 7 PM. All are welcome! You’re welcome to purchase the book yourself but it is not required since the host will read out loud in the group.

If you’d like to join, just register once to receive the Zoom link, and we’ll send it automatically thereafter.

About the book:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

We’re reading On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

The OSG Book Club meets every Tuesday at 7 PM. All are welcome! You’re welcome to purchase the book yourself but it is not required since the host will read out loud in the group.

If you’d like to join, just register once to receive the Zoom link, and we’ll send it automatically thereafter.

About the book:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

We’re reading On Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

The OSG Book Club meets every Tuesday at 7 PM. All are welcome! You’re welcome to purchase the book yourself but it is not required since the host will read out loud in the group.

If you’d like to join, just register once to receive the Zoom link, and we’ll send it automatically thereafter.

About the book:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

You’re invited to our monthly movie night at our Queens Court community. Together we’ll watch Back to the Future and enjoy each other’s company. Please feel free to bring popcorn, snacks, blankets, or anything you need to be comfortable.

The movie night will be held in the Queens Court community room. All are welcome, however, it is mandatory to sign up so we have an accurate headcount and we ask that you please arrive at 6:30 PM sharp since a key card is needed to enter the building.

Please register below.

*Moved from 10/28 to accommodate the Halloween celebration!

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 the island. Trash bags, gloves, and garbage pickers will be provided by the amazing park ranger. It is required at the park for everyone to wear a mask. Remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

A note about the weather:
If it’s rained recently and the park is muddy or it’s muddy the day of, we’ll try to send an email but assume Roosevelt Island is canceled. Instead we’ll meet and walk at Queens Court.

Contact info: For questions and to communicate with the group, please click here to join the Roosevelt Island WhatsApp group.

*Note: things change. Sign-up is mandatory if you’re new since we will communicate changes of plans via email or Whatsapp here.

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 the island. Trash bags, gloves, and garbage pickers will be provided by the amazing park ranger. It is required at the park for everyone to wear a mask. Remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

A note about the weather:
If it’s rained recently and the park is muddy or it’s muddy the day of, we’ll try to send an email but assume Roosevelt Island is canceled. Instead we’ll meet and walk at Queens Court.

Contact info: For questions and to communicate with the group, please click here to join the Roosevelt Island WhatsApp group.

*Note: things change. Sign-up is mandatory if you’re new since we will communicate changes of plans via email or Whatsapp here.

Join our Waypoint community for a monthly walk around the neighborhood and local trails. We will meet outside the Waypoint building, right by Fairlington Presbyterian Church. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and feel free to bring a friend! Please RSVP below so we have a headcount.