Creation of an Arlington Cultural District was recently approved by the Massachusetts Cultural Council board. The district, which extends 1.3 miles from Milton Street in East Arlington to Mill Street in Arlington Center, includes dozens of restaurants, cafes, retail shops, and two independent theaters. The district supports year-round creative arts and entertainment activities such as Porchfest, Romancing the Square, Feast of the East, Arlington Alive Arts Festival, and Arlington Town Day. Bound together by both Mass Ave. and the Minuteman Bikeway, the district showcases the town’s natural resources, history, and contemporary arts and culture. A celebration of the designation will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Memorial Garden.Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.