Thursday, May 9th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Village Talks
Marya Michael, author of Fire Love, Igniting the Freedom of your Heart and Soul
Marya is a Spiritual Mentor and Facilitator and speaks about the Healing Power of Love. Everyone is designed for love as a source of power, peace, and happiness. What's going on in your heart? Your Body? Your family? Your life? 
Wednesday, May 15th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Village Talks
Paula Lazor, author of Beyond the Box: How Hands-On Leaning Can Transform a Child
Local author Paula Lazor will discuss and sign copies of her book, Beyond the Box: How Hands-On Learning can Transform a Child and Reform Our Schools, a Mother’s Story. In it, Paula recounts the five year journey to find the right education program for her son and discovers an approach to learning that can benefit all students. 

Thursday, May 16th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Village Talks
Nicole Merlene, Candidate for State Senate
Stop by to meet Nicole Merlene, Arlington’s new candidate for State Senate for the 31st District. Nicole has been a renters rights and transportation advocate in VA and is an Economic development professional who has served Arlington in various capacities of leadership. Hear how Nicole plans to reshape Arlington for all members of the community.  www.nicolemerlene.com
Thursday, May 23rd, 5:45 and 7:45 - Global Dinner Series 
Turkish 3-Course Dinner Featuring Maya Bistro

Fixed price menu, $28
Seating by Reservation Only
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Thursday, May 30th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Village Talks
Renee Fisher, author of  “The Secret Lives of Women Over 50”
What happens when three women, all over 50, and from very different backgrounds, decide to write a book about life over 50?  Renee will speak about why they wrote the book (to change the conversation about aging), and what she and her two co-writers learned about themselves, about others, and about aging, along the way. Renee will read a small portion of the book, followed by a discussion.  
Thursday, June 6th, Global Dinner & Fundraiser 
Afghan dinner, short film, and fundraiser to support Ascend Athletics, an NGO whose mission is to support young Afghani women by teaching leadership through mountain climbing. Ascend Athletics was founded by an Arlingtonian who lived in Afghanistan for five years. https://www.ascendathletics.org