September 13, 2023

Our first program of the 2023-24 year sees the return of a wonderful program, “Appraisal Roadshow” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204 (corner of S. George Mason Drive and Arlington Boulevard).  The room is very spacious and has a new air filtration system. The acoustics are also very good for people who may have hearing issues. 

Paradigm Experts President Steve Gouterman and co-host Daniel Sanders will bring this wonderful show to us without any charge. Catch a sample of the show at Scroll down to  “AS SEEN ON APPRAISAL ROADSHOW,” then click “VIEW CHANNEL.” 

October 11, 2023

Arlington County Detention Facility Tour, 11:00 a.m. There will be a cap of 20 people who can enter. RSVP to Michele Milden at by Sept. 30 with your name and birthdate (only used for a pre-security check). No one will be admitted without having the pre-security check. 

The Arlington County Detention Facility is located at 1435 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA It is the first urban high-rise jail in Virginia and “one of the most technically advanced direct supervision facilities in the country,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. It was built in 1994 and 200 employees manage an average of 300 inmates daily.

Due to high security, the tour is limited to only 20 members (two tours of 10 each) with security clearances. No one will be allowed to pass through the front lobby without pre-clearance.

This will be ARTA’s first time visiting this facility, and it should be most interesting. Don’t wait too long to RSVP!

  1. Dress code is business casual.
  2. No weapons are permitted inside of the building.
  3. Cell phones, glass containers/bottles, sharp objects, purses, and/or bags are not permitted inside of the secure perimeter and must be placed in a locker (available for $0.25 and/or $0.50 in the front lobby) or left in your vehicle.
  4. Masks are not required, but are permitted.            

For those who would like to take a tour from home, search Arlington County Detention Facility and click on Tour Video.png.