Little Mermaid Auditions: Students ages 9 to 18 are invited to audition for the January production of "The Little Mermaid" at Encore Stage & Studio, 125 S. Old Glebe Road. Students 12 and over can audition for the crew. No experience necessary. Auditions start at 5:30 p.m. Monday. More information here.
Microsoft Launch Party: The Microsoft store in the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City will host a midnight launch party for the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro tablets. The party starts at 10 p.m. Monday. A DJ will provide music, and customers can compete in a variety of challenges for prizes. More info here.
Aging in Place Forum: The Waverly Hills Civic Association invites all Arlington County residents to an aging in place forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Washington-Lee High School auditorium. The forum will feature a panel of experts to discuss the latest thinking on neighbors helping neighbors remain in their homes and their neighborhoods as they age. Free. More information here.
Meet Your Community: Bean Good the Coffee Pub, 1737 Wilson Blvd, invites you to meet your community at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Once a month, three Arlington-based organizations will give presentations on what they do and why they do it and take questions. This week's presenters include Ashoka, a social entrepreneur network, and Our Task, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the relationship between people and the Earth, along with one other. More info here.
FALLoween at Market Common Clarendon: The fourth annual FALLoween at the Market Common Clarendon is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The free, family-oriented event will feature a petting zoo, glitter tattoo artists, sidewalk chalking and a wide range of entertainment, including a scarecrow on stilts. People and pets in costumes can join in the 11 a.m. parade. More info here.