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Around Town: 5/28 – 6/3

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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Technology Innovation Award Webinar with 501cTECH

501cTECH will be giving away $7,500 to 3 nonprofits who present the best innovative technology projects in 3 cause areas: K-12 and STEM Education; Skills to Succeed and Workforce Development; Veterans and Military Families. Attend a webinar to learn more about the application process and ask any questions you might have.

When: Thu Jun 2 2016 (2:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
Where: online at: https://www.commitchange.com/dc/washington/501ctech/events/technology-innovation-awards-application-webinar-2
Fee? no
Contact: Victoria Anania, (202) 234-9670 ext 119
For more information: click here

Friday, June 03, 2016

A Night In Vegas with Nourish Now

Nourish Now is delighted to announce they will be raising awareness for their cause and celebrating their 5th year of operations at their annual fundraiser, “A Night in Vegas!” This event will be held on June 3, 2016, at Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20850, from 7-11 PM. As their biggest event of the year, they want to share this evening of merriment with the community. Attractions will include Vegas style table games, raffle, prizes, cocktails, and amazing food. Last year, Nourish Now donated over 200,000 pounds of food equating to over 170,000 meals to those in need, and this year they plan to donate over 300,000 pounds. The proceeds from this year’s event will aid them in reaching that goal. Nourish Now is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. All food is distributed to families in need, at-risk youth, other food nonprofits, and social service agencies that assist in feeding those who suffer from food insecurity.

When: Fri Jun 3 2016 (7:00 PM – 11:00 PM)
Where: Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Fee? yes Tickets are $150.00
Contact: David Joffe, (301) 330-0222
For more information: click here

Around Town: 5/21 – 5/27

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gardening at Genesis with Mi Casa

Help residents at Genesis, an affordable intergenerational building, build their community garden. Residents are single mothers aging out of foster care and their children and low-income seniors.

When: Sat May 21 2016 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: Genesis Community, 6925 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Volunteer Info: Building and planting boxes for plants, flowers and veggies. Come dressed to get your hands and knees dirty!
Contact: John Kemp, (202) 641-6515

Titanic the Musical with The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Theatre Lab’s Creating a Musical Role class presents the Tony-winning musical Titanic, May 19-21. The show explores the fates of the captain, crew and passengers aboard the famously doomed ship – a story that has resonated for more than a century.

When: Sat May 21 2016 (7:30 PM – 10:15 PM)
Where: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? yes $15
Contact: The Theatre Lab, (202) 824-0449
For more information: click here

Soles of Steel Concert with Joy of Motion Dance Center

Come share a night with the Soles of Steel tap company at the Jack Guidone Theater. This electrifying youth tap company will have you dancing in your seats. From New York to Florida, these hoofers make a lot of noise! Bring the whole family to this dynamic percussive concert.

When: Sat May 21 2016 (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Jack Guidone Theatre, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20015
Fee? yes $20-25
Contact: Rachel Pearl, (202) 813-9505 ext 701
For more information: click here

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, MD 5K with Girls on the Run of MoCo

The culminating 5K event of the Girls on the Run program. Come help support over 2,500 girls in Montgomery County who have trained for the past 10 weeks to participate in this celebratory fun run.

When: Sun May 22 2016 (09:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
Where: Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
Volunteer Info: Packet Pick-up, merchandise tent, start-finish line, course marshals, safety runners, water station, etc.
Contact: Girls on the Run, (301) 881-3801 ext 103
For more information: click here

Monday, May 23, 2016

Food for Others Annual Golf Tournament

The Food for Others Golf Tournament is FFO’s annual event presented by First Potomac Realty Trust — a fun way to raise money and support a local non-profit with a little competition. The tournament will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Springfield Golf and Country Club. Lunch, dinner, and beverages all day will be included in the golfers fee, as well as some fabulous raffle prizes. Last year they raised $30,000 to fight hunger, so let’s help them break that record this year. Register today!

When: Mon May 23 2016 (11:00 AM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA 22152
Fee? yes $200 per golfer; $750 for a foursome
Contact: Jessica Cogen, (703) 207-9173
For more information: click here

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Events Committee Meeting with Community Lodgings, Inc.

Community Lodgings is looking for volunteers to join their events committee as we plan their fall (Oct 20, 2016) fundraiser breakfast. Committee will meet monthly then meet more often as the event draws nearer.

When: Wed May 25 2016 (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Community Lodgings, 3912 Elbert Avenue, Suite 108, Alexandria, VA 22305
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will help with the planning and marketing. Need help in coming up with a theme, graphics, decorations, program sequence, etc.
Contact: Jane Collins, (703) 549-4407

Congratulations to Many Hands grantees!

logo-many-handsThe Catalogue is excited to learn that 4 charities in our network are the recipients of grants from Many Hands!

Many Hands is a women’s grantmaking organization committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in need and to helping its members become well-informed donors.

Each year, Many Hands makes one $100,000 grant to help an area nonprofit expand its mission. In addition, this year, three finalists were each awarded $28,000 grants. Fundraising has steadily increased each year since Many Hands was founded in 2004. In those twelve years, Many Hands has granted just under $1,000,000 to area nonprofits.

  • $100,000 Education Grant: Reach Incorporated, Washington, D.C.: Reach prepares teens to serve as reading tutors and role models for younger students, resulting in improved literacy outcomes for both. Reach will use the $100,000 Many Hands grant to support expansion of its highly effective after school program. They will serve 75 additional participants, publish four new books authored by DC teens, distribute more than 1,000 of these books for free, and issue two scholarships of at least $2000 to teens pursuing higher education at a four year institution.
  • $28,000 Health Grant: DC Diaper Bank, Washington, D.C.: DC Diaper Bank is the region’s leading resource for providing a free and reliable supply of diapers, baby care items, and other hygiene essentials to vulnerable families.
  • $28,000 Housing Grant: Homestretch, Falls Church, Va. Homestretch works to help homeless families secure permanent housing and attain the skills, knowledge and hope they need to achieve lasting self‐sufficiency.
  • $28,000 Job Readiness Grant: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier, Md.: Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Theater Tech Program prepares under-resourced youth with the necessary skills to secure employment and prepare for higher education with the goal of ending intergenerational poverty.

Congratulations to all!

Around Town: 5/14 – 5/20

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Youth Dance Ensemble in Concert with Joy of Motion Dance Center

The award-winning Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE) presents their annual full-length concert at the Greenberg Theater. This pre-collegiate program, with core classes in ballet, jazz, and modern, provides an experience that inspires excellence in dance, education, and life. Dancers and YDE core faculty members have received three Dance MetroDC Awards for Outstanding Youth Performance. Come and inspire the entire family with this one-of-a-kind performance!

When: Sat May 14 2016 (Showings at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Fee? yes $20-25
Contact: Rachel Pearl, (202) 813-9505 ext 701
For more information: click here

Titanic: The Musical with The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Theatre Lab’s Creating a Musical Role class presents the Tony-winning musical Titanic, May 12-14 and 19-21. The show explores the fates of the captain, crew and passengers aboard the famously doomed ship – a story that has resonated for more than a century.

When: Sat May 14 2016 (7:30 PM – 10:15 PM)
Where: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Volunteer Info: Volunteers needed May 14 to assist with house management. Volunteers would serve as ushers, sell concessions at intermission and assist the house manager with other duties. Includes free admission to the performance.
Contact: The Theatre Lab, (202) 824-0449
For more information: click here

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Girls on the Run – DC 10th Anniversary Spring 5K

Join Girls on the Run – DC for the 10th Anniversary Spring 2016 Community 5K! Celebrate the girls’ accomplishments, the community coming together, and empowering young girls to be their best. It’s a fun run at Anacostia Park – open to all!

When: Sun May 15 2016 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)
Where: Anacostia Park, 882 Howard Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020
Fee? yes $35 to run; free for volunteers
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will help make the day special for the girls in the program – from the welcome team to greeter and packet pick-up, there is a role for everyone.
Contact: Alyssa Cogen, (202) 466-3260
For more information: click here

Youth Company Showcase with Joy of Motion Dance Center

Come share a special night with some of JOMDC’s Youth Companies! Featuring: Ballet Nouveau, Dancefusion Jazz Project, Jazz Corps, Jazz Factor, and Raqs Jameel.

When: Sun May 15 2016 (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Where: Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Fee? yes $20-25
Contact: Rachel Pearl, (202) 813-9505 ext 701
For more information: click here

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Meet and Greet with Family and Youth Initiative

Come mix and mingle with Family & Youth Initiative’s mentors, volunteers and board members while learning about their program. Guests who donate to FYI will receive extended happy hour prices.

When: Wed May 18 2016 (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Vinoteca, 1940 11 Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? no
Contact: Susan Punnett, (202) 863-0975
For more information: click here

Calvary Women’s Services 15th Annual Hope Awards Dinner

Join Calvary Women’s Services for the 15th Annual Hope Awards Dinner on May 18, 2016, and celebrate the successes of women who are homeless. The event includes a silent and live auction, cocktail reception, dinner and inspirational stories shared by women who are changing their lives. This year we are delighted to present Erica May-Scherzer with the Hope Award. Erica is an activist, feminist and social justice and human rights advocate. She has spearheaded projects with the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Polaris Project and many other nonprofits across the U.S.

When: Wed May 18 2016 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Fee? yes $250 per person
Contact: Catherine Wallwork, (202) 678-2341 ext 221
For more information: click here

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5th Annual Laugh Riot with Mobile Medical Care

Join MobileMed for great comedy and food! The Comedians: Bengt Washburn has appeared on Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central. Robert Mac has appeared on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing . . . the very serious Robert Mac. 6:30pm: Registration and hors d’oeuvres; 7pm – 9pm: Show; desserts to follow. Tickets available online at www.mobilemedicalcare.org. For ticket or sponsorship information, including info about the young professionals discount, please contact Linda Madden at info@mobilemedicalcare.org or 301-841-0825. MobileMed is a nonprofit community health center that provides high-quality, multicultural primary and preventive care to more than 4,000 low-income, uninsured and underinsured Montgomery County residents.

When: Thu May 19 2016 (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Hyatt Regency Bethesda Ballroom, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Fee? yes $60 ticket includes 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvers, and desserts. $35 for young professionals (35 years or younger)
Contact: Linda Madden, (301) 841-0825
For more information: click here

Titanic: The Musical with The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Theatre Lab’s Creating a Musical Role class presents the Tony-winning musical Titanic, May 12-14 and 19-21. The show explores the fates of the captain, crew and passengers aboard the famously doomed ship – a story that has resonated for more than a century.

When: Thu May 19 2016 (7:30 PM – 10:15 PM)
Where: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? yes $15
Contact: The Theatre Lab, (202) 824-0449
For more information: click here

Friday, May 20, 2016

Bike to Work Week Pit Stop with Phoenix Bikes

The Week of May 16th, 2016 is Bike to Work Week culminating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20th! To mark this occasion, Phoenix Bikes is hosting a morning pit stop in Shirlington Village, with jobs to include setup/tear down, staffing repair stations, handing out shirts and prizes, etc. These events should be a very fun time and great way to promote and celebrate cycling. To join in the fun, please sign up below. Thanks in advance for your support!

When: Fri May 20 2016 (06:00 AM – 09:30 AM)
Where: Outside Shirlington Library, Shirlington 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: This job includes performing set up/tear down functions, handing out t-shirts and prizes, and other support tasks.
Contact: Raymond Duran, (703) 575-7762
For more information: click here

Titanic: The Musical with The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Theatre Lab’s Creating a Musical Role class presents the Tony-winning musical Titanic, May 12-14 and 19-21. The show explores the fates of the captain, crew and passengers aboard the famously doomed ship – a story that has resonated for more than a century.

When: Fri May 20 2016 (7:30 PM – 10:15 PM)
Where: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? yes $15
Contact: The Theatre Lab, (202) 824-0449
For more information: click here

Mental Health Month: A Look Inside Arlington Free Clinic

afcMay is Mental Health Awareness Month, and today we’re getting a glimpse into the important work of Arlington Free Clinic, and its Behavioral Health program. Arlington Free Clinic provides free high-quality medical care to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults. In the following piece, AFC’s Behavioral Health Program Manager, Jyl Pomeroy RN, discusses some of the health struggles that immigrants face as a result of their experiences before, during, and after arriving in the United States, and how AFC’s Behavioral Health Program offers its support.

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One of AFC Behavioral Health Program’s volunteer psychiatrists, Dr. Lynne Gaby.

Many Arlington Free Clinic (AFC) patients are immigrants who have fled countries where poverty, war, and gang violence are part of everyday life. They’ve been the victims of trauma, rape, physical/emotional abuse, violence, or have witnessed the ravages of war on their family, friends or neighbors. Many of our women patients from Central or South America have had to endure leaving their young children behind in their home countries, as they came to the US in hopes of earning money to help their families survive back home.

Many of our patients arrive in the US, often after a difficult journey, in poor health. With limited access to social services previously in their home countries, they come to us with deeply embedded and multi-layered concerns. It can be hard for them to imagine that addressing trauma and learning strategies to manage long-term stress is an important part of achieving overall good health.

The Behavioral Health program at AFC provides linguistically and culturally competent supportive care for patients who are suffering from the symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and other conditions that interfere with their ability to care for themselves/their families, hold a job, or contribute to their community. Six volunteer psychiatrists and seven volunteer counselors provide medication management and supportive psychotherapy to patients in personal or family crisis; to those who are experiencing the lingering effects of trauma; to those who have never before told anyone about abuse suffered at the hands of someone who was supposed to protect them; and to those who have had their lives threatened, and as a result, continue to live in fear every day. Yoga, group support, exercise education and community resources supplement the care provided by AFC’s psychiatrists and counselors to help patients develop strategies to manage stress, cultivate wellbeing and prevent the development of lifelong health problems.

To learn more about Arlington Free Clinic — including their wish list, and how you can get involved as a volunteer — visit their page here. And don’t forget to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!

Around Town: 5/7 – 5/13

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

H.Y.P.E. in Concert with Joy of Motion Dance Center

Join JOMDC for an electrifying concert by their most talented youth urban dancers. H.Y.P.E. is comprised of five companies: HYPE: the company, Groove Elements, Rhythmix, Vibe Tribe, and freestyle company, Hype Flow. The show will feature all company members, new works, and student-choreographed pieces. Inspire the whole family with this dynamic (and family-friendly) show.

When: Sat May 7 2016 (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Fee? yes $20-25
Contact: Rachel Pearl, (202) 813-9505 ext 701
For more information: click here

Monday, May 09, 2016

ThanksUSA Golf Tournament

All proceeds from the golf tournament will go to ThanksUSA to help support the mission of providing scholarships to military families.

When: Mon May 9 2016 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Creighton Farms Golf Club, 22050 Creighton Farms Drive, Aldie, VA 20105
Fee? yes Sponsorships are available; $1,200 for individual player slots
Contact: Michele Stork, (703) 855-4108
For more information: click here

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Homestretch Benefit Breakfast: Making Dreams Come True

Join Homestretch for their annual Benefit Breakfast as they showcase who they are, what they do and how they do it. Hear from the Executive staff, Board members, and Homestretch clients as they share their personal stories. Enjoy a hot breakfast, network and find out how you can get involved with Homestretch.

When: Thu May 12 2016 (7:30 AM – 9:00 AM)
Where: Fairview Park Mariott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Fee? no
Contact: Nan Monday, (703) 237-2015 ext 119
For more information: click here

Spring Celebration with Bridges Public Charter School

Join Bridges Public Charter School for their Spring Celebration. They will celebrate their students and teachers. They invite parents, staff, board members, donors, and friends of the school to come celebrate Bridges. Again this year, they also invite parents of students who will enroll in Bridges next year to come to the festivities and get to know the school and each other. Dress is informal.

When: Thu May 12 2016 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Chez Billy, Petworth, 3815 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20011
Fee? yes Tickets $35; VIP Tickets $50 and Sponsorships $150
Contact: Susan Haine, (202) 726-1843
For more information: click here

May is Mental Health Month

mental healthEach year, more than 40 million Americans experience mental illness, and 50 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life (with half of those people developing conditions by the age of 14)*.

Recognizing the early signs of mental health conditions and taking action — is a critical step toward effective treatment that can help people live life to the fullest. According to work by Mental Health America, “mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.” Their “B4Stage4” program outlines the stages of mental health conditions, and impresses the importance of intervention before a person reaches stage 4.

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For more information about what you should know and what you can do at each stage, visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

For many, knowing where to turn for support and treatment is the most challenging step. The Catalogue for Philanthropy is proud to feature a number of local charities that focus solely on supporting the mental health of individuals in our community through counseling and outreach services:

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Aspire Counseling (Gaithersburg, MD)
Meets the mental health needs of Montgomery County residents.

 

ascensionsAscensions Community Services, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Provides families in Wards 7 and 8 with individualized mental health assistance.

 

 

wendtWendt Center for Loss and Healing (Washington, DC)
Offers counseling, support, and crisis response for those of all ages affected by trauma and loss. (Volunteer opportunities also available here).

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The Women’s Center
(Vienna, VA)
Makes mental health counseling accessible to all. (Volunteer opportunities also available here).

 

In addition to the organizations listed above, more than 40 health and wellness organizations listed in the Catalogue for Philanthropy also have mental health offerings as part of their programming.

We encourage you to learn more not only about these organizations, but also about the warning signs and symptoms of mental health problems. Through awareness and education we can remove the stigma of mental health problems, connect those in need with the right resources, and be a source of support in their treatment.

*Source: 2 Ronald C. Kessler et al., Lifetime Prevalence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, 62 Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 593, 595 (2005).

Around Town: 4/23 – 4/29

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Artful Living: Seeing the Beauty Within with Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread presents Artful Living: Seeing the Beauty Within, an evening of Art, Wine and Strengthening Community in association with the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival. The evening will include a juried art show, with art works in a variety of media from local artists that will be available for sale. Live music by Latin-jazz band Batida Diferente. Wine from Pearmund Cellars and food by Dolce Vita. Craft beer tasting. A live auction, including a Washington Nationals/Meet Jayson Werth experience. Proceeds support Our Daily Bread’s work to move struggling Fairfax County area residents from a place of need to one of self-sufficiency. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts scholarship fund.

When: Sat Apr 23 2016 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Where: Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
Fee? yes $40 by 4/1; $45 4/2-4/22; $50 at door
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will be needed to help set-up and run event, as well as clean up. At-event volunteer opportunities are available here.
Contact: Jennifer Rose, (703) 273-8829
For more information: click here

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Play Festival (Night 3) with Young Playwrights’ Theater

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices. Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the playwright’s craft. Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater. YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers. A reception will take place at 6:30 pm with a 7:00 pm performance.

When: Mon Apr 25 2016 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave. NE Washington, DC 20002
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will help set up and run the reception, check in guests and clean up following the event. All volunteers are welcome to watch the performance.
Contact: Laura Wood, (202) 387-9173

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Volunteer Orientation with Byte Back

Join Byte Back for a one-hour orientation to introduce you to their organization, share volunteer opportunities, and find the match for your talents and availability.

When: Tue Apr 26 2016 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Byte Back 9th Street, 3420 9th Street, Washington, DC 20017
Fee? no
Contact: Tamikia Wims, (202) 529-3395
For more information: click here

Around Town: 4/16 – 4/22

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Roundabout Century Ride with Calvary Women’s Services

The 3rd Annual Roundabout Century Ride will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. All proceeds from the event – including the registration fee – will be a tax-deductible donation to Calvary Women’s Services. Calvary offers housing, health, education and employment programs that empower women who are homeless to change their lives. Each rider who participates is strongly encouraged to engage in personal fundraising for the cause. Help them “bike for good!”

When: Sat Apr 16 2016 (08:00 AM)
Where: 1217 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020
Fee? yes $100
Contact: Gillian Cook, (202) 255-0589
For more information: click here

The City of Hyattsville Parade: Walk With Art Works Now

Art Works Now will march in the City of Hyattsville’s 130th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, April 16, 2016. We invite you to join our group, wear green, and have a great time waving a the crowd. Following the parade is a festival which includes carnival rides, food & lots of family fun.

When: Sat Apr 16 2016 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Where: Hyattsville Middle School 6001 42nd Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Would you love to be in a parade? Volunteer to help Art Works Now! We need friends & family to dress in green and march in the parade with us. We’ll meet at 10 AM – the parade leaves at 11 AM.
Contact: Nehemiah Dixon III, (301) 454-0808
For more information: click here

Monday, April 18, 2016

New Play Festival (Night 2) with Young Playwrights’ Theater

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices. Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the playwright’s craft. Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater. YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers. A reception will take place at 6:30 pm with a 7:00 pm performance.

When: Mon Apr 18 2016 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will help set up and run the reception, check in guests and clean up following the event. All volunteers are welcome to watch the performance.
Contact: Laura Wood, (202) 387-9173

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Allies in Change Reception with District Alliance for Safe Housing

Join the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) at their largest annual fundraiser, Allies in Change, as they take time to honor DC’s “safe housing champions” – the community organizations and people who make a difference for DASH survivors of domestic violence and their families. Enjoy refreshments, networking, a photobooth and an empowering survivor’s story in a beautiful setting!

When: Wed Apr 20 2016 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Fee? yes $100 ticket, Sponsorships Available
Contact: Meghan McDonough, (202) 462-3274 ext 101
For more information: click here

Inaugural Benefit for Our Military Kids

Over the past decade, Our Military Kids has committed to make a positive impact on the lives of our military families by athletic and educational activities that help to nurture and sustain what our military troops value most – their children. Since 2004, Our Military Kids has provided more than 52,000 grants totaling more than $22 million in direct support to military families around the nation. The Inaugural Benefit for Our Military Kids will bring together friends and supporters from the military, government, and business to help raise the necessary funds to provide impactful support to the children of our military families. Donations in support of the benefit can be mailed to Our Military Kids at 6861 Elm Street, Suite 2A McLean, VA 22101.

When: Wed Apr 20 2016 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Fee? yes $200 Individual; $350 Couple; $1,000 Trustee (2 tickets, program listing)
Contact: Matthew Lockwood, (703) 734-6654
For more information: click here

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Idealism In Action Gala with City Year Washington, DC

On April 21st, City Year Washington, DC will bring together more than 650 guests for our annual Idealism in Action Gala, a night celebrating service, impact, and idealism. All proceeds from the event support City Year’s work helping to keep more than 6,500 DC public school students in school and on track to succeed.

When: Thu Apr 21 2016 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? yes $250 ticket
Contact: Sarah Cotter, (202) 742-7378
For more information: click here

Garden of Light with Bethany House of Northern Virginia

Bethany House of Northern Virginia requests the pleasure of your company as they shine the light on domestic violence. You are invited to experience a delicious three course dinner, live auction, and listen to inspiring stories of survivors. Please come to learn how you can support the transformation of the lives of women and their children suffering from domestic violence. All proceeds from this event will benefit women and children served by Bethany House’s Family Assistance Program.

When: Thu Apr 21 2016 (6:00 PM – 9:30 PM)
Where: Embassy Suites – Old Town Alexandria, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
Fee? yes $100 per person
Contact: Brad Womble, (703) 658-9500
For more information: click here

Girls on the Run – DC’s 10 Year Anniversary Sneaker Soiree

Please join Girls on the Run as they celebrate 10 years of empowering young girls in DC! Enjoy a fun evening including a reception, band, & silent auction. Also, they’re excited to welcome keynote speaker Kathrine Switzer, an iconic sports and social advocate. Kathrine showed her LIMITLESS POTENTIAL when she was the first female to enter and run the Boston Marathon, what was then considered a men’s only race. Dress: Cocktail/business attire with sneakers. The Sneaker Soiree, their primary fundraising event, benefits Girls on the Run – DC’s efforts to bring the life-changing program to as many girls as possible, regardless of financial situation. As a non-profit serving girls across DC, Girls on the Run – DC relies on your amazing support.

When: Thu Apr 21 2016 (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Josephine Butler House, 2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? yes $110 per ticket; $140 for VIP meet & greet ticket
Volunteer Info: Assist with guest check-in, silent auction and set up.
Contact: Kelly Makimaa, (832) 443-8909
For more information: click here

Around Town: 4/9 – 4/15

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Monday, April 11, 2016

New Play Festival (Night 1) with Young Playwrights’ Theater

The New Play Festival is an annual celebration of bold new voices. Each year Young Playwrights’ Theater honors plays from a diverse group of YPT students in a production that celebrates the playwright’s craft. Professional actors, dramaturges and directors collaborate with student writers to create an evening of dynamic theater. YPT is proud to honor the bold, gritty and bright new voices of young writers. A reception will take place at 6:30 pm with a 7:00 pm performance.

When: Mon Apr 11 2016 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will help set up and run the reception, check in guests and clean up following the event. All volunteers are welcome to watch the performance.
Contact: Laura Wood, (202) 387-9173

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snapshot of Insight Memory Care Center

You are invited to IMCC’s Snapshot, an overview and tour, to see firsthand the work they are doing. Coffee and pastries are provided. You will meet the Executive Director, Joel, and hear about the unique approaches and the innovative practices that IMCC provides to individuals with memory impairment and their caregivers.

When: Tue Apr 12 2016 (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)
Where: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Fee? no
Contact: Robin McGlothin, (703) 204-4664
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One World Celebration with One World Education (OWEd)

The One World Celebration is an annual event recognizing One World Education’s new Ambassadors. These students, who have participated in the One World Program, are nominated by their teachers to be published on OWEd’s website in the Student Writing Library. OWEd will also be presenting scholarship checks to the amazing winners of their College and Career Senior Challenge, held in December. Lastly, three teachers will receive the Global Educator Award in recognition of their achievements in integrating cultural and global issues in their writing instruction.

When: Wed Apr 13 2016 (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee? no
Contact: Leith Mondry, (202) 277-0440
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Digital Access Tour with Byte Back

Byte Back’s Digital Access Tours are an opportunity to experience their mission firsthand and are the first step toward getting involved. You will meet members of their staff, board, and student body. The tour lasts exactly one hour and refreshments are served.

When: Wed Apr 13 2016 (6:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
Where: Byte Back 9th Street, 3420 9th Street, Washington, DC 20017
Fee? no
Contact: Christopher Wallace, (202) 803-2863
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Senator Ted Stevens & Senator Dan Inouye Memorial Scholarship Luncheon with ThanksUSA

A private luncheon to honor General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret), and announce ThanksUSA military family scholarships in honor of the late Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Senator Dan Inouye (D-HI).

When: Thu Apr 14 2016 (12:00 NOON – 2:00 PM)
Where: Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? Yes; sponsorships are available.
Contact: Michele Stork, (703) 855-4108
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Tennis Pro-Am with ThanksUSA

ThanksUSA teams up with Trump National to help raise money for military families in the second annual Charity Tennis Pro-Am. They invite you to join in on a day full of tennis featuring some of the former greats in tennis history. Trump National Golf Club debuted its state of the art Indoor Tennis Center in March 2015 and has catapulted into a premier tennis destination in the world.

When: Fri Apr 15 2016 (08:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Trump National Golf Club, 20391 Lowes Island Blvd., Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Fee? yes $1,500 per player
Contact: Michele Stork, (703) 855-4108
For more information: click here