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Monday, February 27, 2017

Silence is Violence

Young Playwrights’ Theater
This multidisciplinary performance will use young people’s writing to address issues including immigration, Islamophobia and xenophobia. By highlighting the words of young people through performances by professional artists and connecting with members of the greater DC community, Young Playwrights’ Theater will actively advance its vision of creating social justice in Washington, DC.

When:Mon Feb 27 2017 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where:Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020
Volunteer Info:Volunteers will serve as ushers at the event, including setting up for the pre-show reception, helping audience members find their seats and cleaning up after the performance.
Contact:Silence is Violence, (202) 387-9173
For more information:click here

 

Around Town 1/14-1/21

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Volunteer Day with Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

Become a friend of Dumbarton Oaks Park! The Park is a community gem with national significance. It needs and deserves our help. Volunteers are working regularly in the park to implement stormwater remediation projects, remove invasive vegetation and replace with native plants that restore and maintainthis great landscape. With your help, all of your partnership, we will bring it back to ecological health and beauty to be shared widely.

When: Mon Jan 16 2017 (09:00 AM – 01:00 PM)
Where: Dumbarton Oaks Park, 3060 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Volunteer Info: Volunteers are working regularly in the park to implement stormwater remediation projects, remove invasive vegetation and replace with native plants that restore and maintain this great landscape.
Contact: Amanda Shull, (703) 798-2888
For more information:click here

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ORHF Fifth Year Anniversary Awards Ceremony with Operation Renewed Hope Foundation

Help us celebrate five years of working to end Veteran homelessness at our award ceremony at the beautiful Belle Haven Country Club!

When: Thu Jan 19 2017 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307
Volunteer Info: We need volunteers for check in and to sell “bricks” and “apartments”
Contact: Oona Schmid, (703) 967-0924

January is National Mentoring Month.

Consider giving back by mentoring a young person in our area. Look through our list of vetted charities to find the charity that means the most to you and start a relationship today.

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Around Town: 12/10-12/17

Around town template (3)Sunday, December 11, 2016

Volunteer Day at Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

Become a friend of Dumbarton Oaks Park! The Park is a community gem with national significance. It needs and deserves our help. Volunteers are working regularly in the park to implement stormwater remediation projects, remove invasive vegetation and replace with native plants that restore and maintain this great landscape. With your help, all of your partnership, we will bring it back to ecological health and beauty to be shared widely.

When: Sun Dec 11 2016 (09:00 AM – 01:00 AM)
Where: Dumbarton Oaks Park, 3060 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Fee – none
Contact: Amanda Shull, (703) 798-2888
For more information: click here

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Charlie’s Place Holiday Party

Over 100 clients, along with staff, volunteers and friends in the community gather for the Charlie’s Place Holiday party, complete with a gorgeous dinner, tree, gifts, carols and Santa! This is a highlight of our service year, and we need lots of help before, during and after the event!

When: Thu Dec 15 2016 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: Charlie’s Place is located at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee – none
Volunteer Info: We need volunteers to bring cookies and other handmade desserts, to prep the meal, serve, clean-up and work in the clothing closet and with the prepared gifts we make for the clients.
Contact: Barbara Wille, (703) 402-3216

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Mock Naturalization Interviews at Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Come help prepare our students for the naturalization exam! Act as a USCIS officer and conduct a mock interview with a citizenship applicant.

When: Sat Dec 17 2016 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: CARECEN, 1460 Columbia Rd NW, suite C-1, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Fee – none
Volunteer Info: Volunteers would act as USCIS officials to conduct a mock interview. Training included.
Contact: Gabrielle Velasco, (202) 328-9799 ext 216

Around Town 11/19-11/25

Around town template (1)Saturday, November 19, 2016

Girls on the Run 5K with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia

The Girls on the Run 5K is more than a run, it’s the celebration of a season of work for thousands of local girls who’ve participated in this life changing program. Come run alongside our participants, families, and alumni, or sign up to volunteer and ensure each girl can cross this important finish line.

When: Sat Nov 19 2016 (08:30 AM)
Where: Pfitzner Stadium, 7 Country Complex CT, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Volunteer Info: Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles including registration, course management, water stations, finish line, and much more.
Contact: Emily Davis, (703) 273-3153
For more information: http://gotrnova.org/5k

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Girls on the Run 5K with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia

The Girls on the Run 5K is more than a run, its the celebration of a season of work for thousands of local girls who’ve participated in this life changing program. Come run alongside our participants, families, and alumni, or sign up to volunteer and ensure each girl can cross this important finish line.

When: Sun Nov 20 2016 (08:30 AM)
Where: Rosslyn, 1700 N Kent St Arlington, Arlington, VA 22209
Contact: Emily Davis, (703) 273-3153
For more information: http://gotrnova.org/5k

EWI Fourth Annual Artisan Marketplace with Empowered Women International, Inc

Come celebrate the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs from our community at the annual Artisan Marketplace event on November 20th. These outstanding women will showcase and sell their culturally inspired art, jewelry, and home decor from all over the world. Shop to your heart’s content for colleagues, family and friends, and discover the journey that brought these women where they are today.

When: Sun Nov 20 2016 (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Volunteer Info: Greet visitors, help entrepreneurs if needed; organize food for volunteers, etc.
Contact: Sita Mahtani, (240) 242-4812
For more information: http://ewint.org/event/save-date-fall-marketplace-event/

Around Town: 10/22-10/28

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts‘ Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training

Experience a powerful new paradigm in whole-person care that supports patients on all levels, improving the cancer experience. Developed by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and taught by renowned experts in integrative cancer care, this program is the nation’s leading professional training in integrative navigation. This fall, Smith Center is offering the training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts. Through immersive instruction and experiential learning, gain the knowledge, resources and tools needed to:
-Create a space of safety, compassionate listening, and support for patients and caregivers throughout the cancer continuum
-Increase patients’ knowledge of available resources to better cope with cancer and reduce stress
-Guide patients in the responsible selection and use of appropriate evidence-based complementary therapies for healing and well-being
-Offer patients a deeper level of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support Come explore opportunities for self-care and personal healing, and be inspired to transform the experience of cancer for your patient

When: Sun Oct 23 2016 (09:00 AM)
Where: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Fee: $995. Limited scholarships available
Contact: Erin Price, (202) 483-8600
For more information: click here

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna Presents The Capitol Steps

Join Shepherd’s Center for an outrageously funny afternoon of political humor and laugh-out-loud fun. This event features the ever hilarious and always topical humor of the Capitol Steps. Being an election year, we’re sure you will be entertained by Hillary and The Donald. And, maybe Bernie will show up, too. This is the signature fundraiser to support the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, providing services, personal enrichment, volunteer opportunities for adults 50 and over.

When: Sun Oct 23 2016 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Where: Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181
Fee: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (if available)
Contact: Jayne Young, (703) 281-0538
For more information: click here

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

LUNAFEST, presented by Girls on the Run – DC

LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Join Girls on the Run – DC for a fun evening including sips and snacks followed by the showing of the winning films!

When: Wed Oct 26 2016 (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068
Fee: $40 online; $50 at the door
Contact: Kelly Makimaa, (832) 443-8909
For more information: click here

Around Town: 10/15 – 10/21

Photo by Krista Schlyer for the Anacostia Watershed Society
Photo by Krista Schlyer for the Anacostia Watershed Society

Saturday, October 15, 2016

World of Wheels for CASA with Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) invites transportation enthusiasts and families alike to join together for an afternoon of fun that will benefit abused and neglected children in foster care. The non-profit?s 5th annual Pepco World of Wheels for CASA, presented by Council Member Deni Taveras, is a Touch-A-Truck and Family Festival that will take place Saturday, October 15th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at DeMatha Catholic High School.

When: Sat Oct 15 2016 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Where: DeMatha High School, 4313 Madison Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Fee – None
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will assist at game and craft booths, the food station and generally ensure the success of the event!
Contact: Kara Bundy, (301) 209-0491
For more information: click here

Festival del Rio Anacostia with Anacostia Watershed Society

The Anacostia Watershed Society is excited to announce the first ever “Festival del Rio Anacostia,” an environmental/cultural festival to connect the Latino community with the Anacostia River and its restoration. Held at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, AWS and their partners will offer free boat rides, fishing, and other recreational activities.

When: Sat Oct 15 2016 (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Fee – None
Contact: Jorge Bogantes Montero, (301) 699-6204 ext 118
For more information: click here

barre3 Class with Girls on the Run – DC

Join GOTR-DC at barre3 on Saturday, October 15th, for special classes, fun giveaways, and snacks. Classes are $25 each and expected to sell out quickly. Don’t miss this great work out combining ballet barre, yoga, and Pilates! You’ll have fun and help empower another young girl.

When: Sat Oct 15 2016 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
Where: barre3 – 14th Street, 1832 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee – $25
Contact: Kelly Makimaa, (832) 4438909-4438909 ext 4438909
For more information: click here

Anacostia Watershed Society‘s Tavern Toast

Tavern Toast is Anacostia Watershed Society’s annual party to thank you for everything you have done to get us closer to a swimmable and fishable Anacostia River! From Earth Day to wetland restoration, membership renewals to native removals, your hard work has benefited everyone in the Anacostia Watershed. Please join AWS for campfires, food, and drinks for an evening of mingling with your friends and neighbors who support the Anacostia River. Let them toast you and your support!

When: Sat Oct 15 2016 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: George Washington House, 4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Fee – None
Contact: Maureen Farrington, (301) 699-6204 ext 117
For more information: click here

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Open Doors to Independence Fundraising Breakfast with Community Lodgings

Enjoy Community Lodgings’ complimentary one-hour breakfast while you hear first-hand the successful story of a former program participant. You will be inspired by their mission to help families lift themselves out of poverty and learn more on how you can partner with Community Lodgings to make sustainable change in the neighborhoods they serve. To register, contact jwitcher@community-lodgings.org or call 703-549-4407.

When: Thu Oct 20 2016 (08:00 AM – 09:00 AM)
Where: Holiday Inn and Suites, 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Fee – None
Contact: Jasmin Witcher, (703) 549-4407

Around Town: 10/8 – 10/14

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Urban Wild: Rock Creek Conservancy Gala

Urban Wild, Rock Creek Conservancy’s Gala, will be held on October 8, 2016 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., overlooking Rock Creek Park. The evening will feature food tastings from guest chefs from some of DC’s finest restaurants in addition to live music and entertainment. Event proceeds will support the ongoing efforts of the Rock Creek Conservancy to protect the lands and waters of Rock Creek and revitalize Rock Creek Park for people to treasure and enjoy.

When: Sat Oct 8 2016 (7:00 PM)
Where: Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington DC 20008
Fee – $250 per entry ticket
Contact: Maddie Freburger, (301) 579-3105

Sunday, October 09, 2016

JCADA 5K Event: A Run, A Walk, AWARE with Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

Join JCADA?for their 5K Event: A Run, A Walk, AWARE on Sunday, October 9th, at the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville! Run or walk with JCADA to promote healthy relationships and help end domestic and dating abuse. Register at jcada.org/5k. Proceeds from the JCADA 5K Event support the critical, life-saving services JCADA provides for the Greater Washington community. JCADA delivers comprehensive services to victims of domestic and dating abuse while simultaneously working to break the cycle of abuse in future generations through community education and prevention initiatives. All of their clinical services are free to ensure fewer barriers to victims seeking help. They invite community members of any age to join them! The JCADA 5K Event will feature a morning of family friendly activities that promote healthy relationships, empowerment and confidence inspired by AWARE, JCADA’s dating abuse prevention initiative.

When: Sun Oct 9 2016 (08:30 AM – 11:00 AM)
Where: Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853
Fee – Early bird: $36; Regular: $40; Kids 10 & under free
Volunteer Info: Registration and course set-up; water station; course clean up.
Contact: Kira Doar, (301) 315-8040
For more information: click here

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Pre-service Training with Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County

Apply now for the CASA Pre-Service Training that begins Tuesday October 11th and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays until Tuesday November 15th. Participants will learn best practices when advocating for a youth in foster care and will continue on their way to becoming a CASA volunteer and making a difference in our Community.

When: Tue Oct 11 2016 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Hyattsville Administrative Building 4310 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Fee: None
Volunteer Info: Volunteers attend pre-service training in order to prepare to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Must apply and be accepted in order to attend training
Contact: Keyanna McGriff, (301) 209-0491
For more information: click here

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pink & Green Party with Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia

The Board of Directors of Girls on the Run of NOVA invites you to the Pink & Green Party! Enjoy exciting auction items, a wonderful crowd, delicious culinary creations, premium beverages, and music in a beautiful venue. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon when it was considered a men’s-only race, will be joining as the keynote speaker. All funds raised will provide resources for those girls and families who struggle to afford participation in the Girls on the Run program. Help GOTR to ensure that NOVA’s girls grow into strong women.

When: Thu Oct 13 2016 (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
Where: Davis Estate, 10560 Main Street, Suite 514, McLean, VA 22030
Fee – $99
Contact: Emily Davis, (703) 273-3153
For more information: click here

Around Town: 9/17-9/23

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Symposium on Preparing College-Ready Writers with One World Education

Join One World Education on September 22 for a timely conversation on preparing students for the rigors of college-level writing, featuring a diverse panel of speakers representing different perspectives on the topic. We are all too familiar with the countless reports from higher education and the business community that the state of student writing is in serious need of repair. To address these challenges, One World Education is bringing together K-12 and university experts to provide a forum for exchanging successful strategies and initiatives that work at different levels, with a particular focus on instruction and assignments.

When: Thu Sep 22 2016 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068
Fee: None
Contact: Liz Gossens, (202) 558-8899
For more information: click here

Friday, September 23, 2016

2nd Annual Golf Tournament with HomeAid Northern Virginia

Attention: Builders, Trade Partners, and HomeAid Supporters! Hit a hole-in-one with your registration or sponsorship of HomeAid’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Take care of business on the course all while supporting their mission: building new lives for Northern Virginia’s homeless. Your registration includes a complimentary continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Mulligans, Tosses, and Raffle Tickets for golf foursomes and other exciting prizes will also be available.

When: Fri Sep 23 2016 (07:00 AM)
Where: Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, 41601 Raspberry Drive, Leesburg, VA 20176
Fee: $900/foursome or $250/single golfer
Contact: Christy Eaton, (571) 283-6320
For more information: click here

Campaign for Brighter Futures Breakfast with Doorways for Women and Families

Bringing together a wide array of community members, the Campaign for Brighter Futures Breakfast celebrates Doorways for Women & Families client accomplishments and ensures their future successes. A popular event among those who live in Northern Virginia, the Breakfast highlights more than 38 years of progressive programs and services that have helped women, men and children heal from trauma, rebuild their lives and achieve the brightest possible futures. Each year, guests are given the opportunity to make a financial contribution to support Doorways’ ongoing service to the community; however, there is no minimum or maximum gift amount expected. They hope to see you there!

When: Fri Sep 23 2016 (08:00 AM – 09:00 AM)
Where: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203
Fee: Free Fundraising Event
Contact: To RSVP, email Kristina Dugan, (703) 504-9289

WILL Power Party with Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc.

The WILL Power Party is a special cocktail reception to highlight and celebrate 12 Years of WILL positively impacting the lives of the DC youth from underserved neighborhoods. The WILL Power Party will:

  • Bring WILL friends together to celebrate our successes
  • Continue to raise awareness about WILL
  • Introduce WILL to new friends
  • Raise funds so they can increase the number of youth they impact
  • Be a tremendous networking opportunity for DC professionals gathered with the common goal of investing in WILL and the future of DC youth
  • Honor their Partner of the Year: The Spend Performance Solutions Team of the Advisory Board Company

When: Fri Sep 23 2016 (6:30 PM – 10:30 PM)
Where: The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, Maryland, 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Fee: $150/person
Contact: Steve Abraham, (202) 319-2765
For more information: click here

Around Town: 8/13 – 8/19

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bubble Run – Race Day Operations with Operation Second Chance

Operation Second Chance was selected as the beneficiary of the first annual D.C. Bubble Run! As such, they are required to provide volunteers for both the Packet Pack-Up and the actual Race Day Operations. The day of the race, volunteers will be supporting the runners. Whether performing runner check-in, or working a water station, volunteers will help to ensure that everyone has Good Clean Fun at the Bubble Run!

When: Sat Aug 13 2016 (06:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Dr, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Fee: Registration fee for runners only
Volunteer Info: Helping with runner check in, handing out shirts, goodie bags and assisting with retail. Volunteers should feel comfortable using an iPad or iPod touch. All volunteers will receive an email with specific shift information. To volunteer to help with the Bubble Run race day operations, please register online.
Contact: Christopher Enders, (301) 972-1080
For more information: click here

Thursday, August 18 – Friday, August 19, 2016

Carousel with The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Directed by Caroline Angell, Musical Direction by Joshua Coyne. August 18-20, 7:30 pm; August 20, 2:00 pm Please Note: This play contains mature themes and language that may not be suitable for children. The second production of this summer’s Theatre Lab Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is Carousel, the classic musical by the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein. The story of a young mill worker who falls in love with an impulsive, sometimes violent carousel barker, Carousel is a complex story of love, loss and redemption featuring some of musical theatre’s most memorable songs.

When: Thu Aug 18 2016 (7:30 PM – 10:30 PM), Fri Aug 19 2016 (7:30 PM – 10:30 PM)
Where: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee: $15
Volunteer Info: House staff volunteers to serve as ushers, concession sales, etc.
Contact: Dane Petersen, (202) 824-0449
For more information: click here

Around Town: 8/6 – 8/12

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Monday, August 08, 2016

Heartland 4 Heroes Golf Tournament with ThanksUSA

The annual Heartland 4 Heroes Golf Tournament benefits the spouses and children of those serving in the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and other Heartland States.

When: Mon Aug 8 2016 (07:30 AM)
Where: The Governors Club, 9681 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027
Fee: Sponsorships are available.
Contact: Michele Stork, (703) 855-4108
For more information: click here

Computer CORE – Fall Semester Begins

CORE’s mission: To help low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills they need to pursue their career aspirations, by providing computer skills and job search skills training to over 200 under- and unemployed adults in the Northern Virginia region each year. Their fall semester will begin August 8, 2016 and admissions have already begun!

When: Mon Aug 8 2016 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: The Lee Building, 5881 Leesburg Pike, STE 204, Falls Church, VA 22041
Fee: None
Contact: Kathy Jankowski, (703) 931-7346 ext 102
For more information: click here

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bubble Run – Packet Pick-Up Day with Operation Second Chance

Operation Second Chance was selected as the beneficiary of the first annual D.C. Bubble Run! As such, they are required to provide volunteers for both the Packet Pack-Up and the actual Race Day Operations. The day before the race, runners will go to a local sporting goods store and pick-up their packet of information, as well as t-shirts and other run merchandise. Volunteers are needed to ensure every registered runner gets what they need for the following day at the run!

When: Fri Aug 12 2016 (2:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: TBD (Emails will be sent to volunteers with locations), MD 20874
Fee: Fees apply for runners only.
Volunteer Info: Helping with runner check in, handing out shirts, goodie bags and assisting with retail. Must feel comfortable using an iPad or iPod touch. All volunteers will receive an email with specific shift information. To volunteer to support the Packet Pick-Up day of the run, please register online.
Contact: Christopher Enders, (301) 972-1080
For more information: click here