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JANUARY

Veterans Connect Networking Event

Community

NBC4 and our sister station, Telemundo 44, are #Working4You in our communities in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

About Project Innovation 2020

Day of Service Honors Life, Legacy of MLK

Who: Active Duty, Military Spouse, and Veterans Entrepreneurs

When: January 16, 2020 5-8 pm

Where: Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22191

 Why: Our goal is to connect Active Duty, Military Spouse, and Veterans Entrepreneurs with resources specifically set aside for the Veterans.  The best way to make that happen is to connect them with each other, to share knowledge, best practices, and resources.  We are stronger together.  

 How:

Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doing-business-with-the-district-of-columbia-tickets-71915315645

Thursday Network's 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

When: Monday, January 20th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where:  Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

RSVP at https://thursdaynetworkmlk2020.eventbrite.com or call Maggie Butler 804-922-2488

Donations needed: Toiletries and blankets  

The 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Blanket & Toiletry Drive is Thursday Network’s annual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During the month of January, communities within DC, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County will be asked to donate items and funds to create care packages for housing-unstable residents. 

On January 20, we will host a package assembly event in collaboration with Takoma Park Middle School’s student-led group, Difference Makers, to create care packages and deliver to people in need. Volunteers will assist in creating packages that consist of blankets, snacks, deodorants, feminine hygiene products (e.g., tampons and pads), floss, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps, and words of encouragement. We will also have the opportunity for kids to learn about other youth who are making a difference in their community. 

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Book Talk: John White Alexander on the Verge of Being Modern

Wednesday, January 22, 6 p.m.

Join Mary Anne Goley, former director of the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board, as she discusses her recent book, John White Alexander: An American Artist in the Gilded Age. Goley shares insights into the portraits that made John White Alexander famous and the visual culture of the late nineteenth century. Stay for a book signing after the talk.

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, MacMillan Education Center

Tickets: Free

Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/john-white-alexander-verge-being-modern-january-22-2020

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Yoga in Luce

Wednesday, January 22, 6 p.m.

Bring your mat and relax with this Vinyasa yoga and art appreciation series. Participants are invited to reflect on an artwork of their choosing in the Luce Foundation Center before unwinding with a one-hour all-levels vinyasa yoga class.

Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center

Tickets: $10; Tickets available online starting January 8 at noon. Cash is not accepted at the door

Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/yoga-luce-january-22-2020

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Anacostia River Sediment Project community Meetings

Please join the Department of Energy and Environment at an upcoming public meeting about the Anacostia River Sediment Project. You will also have the opportunity to make comments on the Proposed Plan and other supporting documents.

When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where:

Venue: Dept. of Employment Services, Community Room #1

Address: 4058 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019

This meeting will discuss the Proposed Plan and process leading up to a Record of Decision

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Art Bites Gallery Talks: Mark Bradford’s Amendment #8
Friday, January 24, 12:15 p.m.
Take an art break during your lunch hour and join SAAM’s research fellows as they share new discoveries about artworks from the collection. In this installment, Predoctoral Fellow Krystle Stricklin discusses Mark Bradford’s mixed-media work Amendment #8.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum; meet in the G Street Lobby
Tickets: Free
Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/art-bites-gallery-talks-krystle-stricklin-january-24-2020

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Winter 2020 Exhibition at American University

Please join the Department of Energy and Environment at an upcoming public meeting about the Anacostia River Sediment Project. You will also have the opportunity to make comments on the Proposed Plan and other supporting documents.

When: Winter Exhibition on view & Opening Reception January 25, 6-9PM

Where: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Themes for this season’s exhibitions range from portraits from Washington Print Club collections to political painting from the Philippines, women artists addressing our changing climate, National Geographic photography, and paintings by a longtime AU Art Professor.

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Beyond the Studio Workshop: Illustration & Travel Journaling with Carlos Carmonamedina
Sunday, January 26, 1-3 p.m.
Hear from professionals who work in the arts and sharpen your own creative skills with a hands-on activity. In this installment, DC artist Carlos Carmonamedina shows you how to document and revisit your travels through illustration and journaling. Presented with Shop Made In DC.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, MacMillan Education Center
Tickets: $10; Registration required, tickets available January 12 at noon.
Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/beyond-studio-workshop-illustration-travel-journaling-carlos-carmonamedina-january-26-2020

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Anacostia River Sediment Project community Meetings

Please join the Department of Energy and Environment at an upcoming public meeting about the Anacostia River Sediment Project. You will also have the opportunity to make comments on the Proposed Plan and other supporting documents.

When: Monday, January 27, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Where:

Venue: DCHR Headquarters, Floor 9
Address: 1015 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003

This meeting will focus on early cleanup actions in the main stem of the Anacostia River

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Medical Museum Science Café: Clinical Knowledge Development - Medical and Transport Lessons Learned From the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

 

When: Tuesday, January 28, 6-7p.m.

 

Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

Cost: Free!

 

Description: Join CAPT (ret.) Patricia Kelley, Ph.D., as we explore the journey of injured service members, while discussing nursing lessons learned from those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those who cared for returning wounded, ill, or injured service members in U.S. military medical treatment facilities and the Veterans Health Administration. The presentation will feature highlights of a study funded by the TriService Nursing Research Program. For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.facebook.com/events/2249931318637787/__;!!PIZeeW5wscynRQ!8zmp6Prmbeo8U8-20nOPdLrEm-iTF3oJFcwL9Ang5BNlSNMk7sPBFcFebF1VsSKf7Q$

 

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Anacostia River Sediment Project community Meetings

Please join the Department of Energy and Environment at an upcoming public meeting about the Anacostia River Sediment Project. You will also have the opportunity to make comments on the Proposed Plan and other supporting documents.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Where:

Venue: St. Coletta of Greater Washington

Address: 1901 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC, 20003

This meeting will focus on early cleanup actions in Kingman Lake

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Conservation Gallery Talk: Leo Villareal’s Volume (Renwick)
Friday, January 31, 1-2 p.m.
Pump up the volume and shed some light on the challenges of conserving contemporary media installations with SAAM’s media conservator Dan Finn. Finn discusses his techniques for preserving the multiple layers of LED lighting and computer hardware in Leo Villareal’s Volume (Renwick) sculpture.
Location: Renwick Gallery; meet in the Lobby
Tickets: Free
Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/conservation-gallery-talk-leo-villareals-volume-renwick-january-31-2020

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Luce Unplugged Community Showcase: Pree and Carly Harvey
Friday, January 31, 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy music from DC’s best local artists paired with local beers, while surrounded by beautiful artworks in SAAM’s one-of-a-kind programming space, the Luce Foundation Center. In this installment, enjoy the layered synths of dark-pop trio Pree, and blues queen Carly Harvey. Free tastings (21+) will be provided. Additional libations and snacks are available for purchase at the on-site bar. This program is presented with the Washington City Paper.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center (third floor)
Tickets: Free
Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/luce-unplugged-community-showcase-pree-carly-harvey-january-31-2020

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Strike a Prose: High School Edition

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Cost: $12

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strike-a-prose-high-school-edition-tickets-77840961411 

In this creative writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from the portraits and words of icons such as Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and Toni Morrison, and explore themes such as social justice, hope, and the American Dream. Open to high school students (in 9th-12th grade).

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Ice Yards Returns in 2020 in Partnership with Special Olympics DC Polar Plunge

Yards Park Transforms for Sixth Annual Ice Yards Celebration

WHO: The Yards, DC’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping and relaxing, is bringing back Ice Yards, the signature event of the winter season, for its sixth year. Grab your friends and join us by the Yards Park boardwalk for DC’s only adult-friendly winter extravaganza with an unparalleled afternoon experience filled with unlimited frozen fun. Returning bigger and better than ever will be icy cocktails and local DC brews across multiple bar stations in addition to the event’s signature interactive ice activities.

 

Ice Yards is pleased to partner with the annual Polar Plunge Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics DC. The Polar Plunge supports over 1,800 DC-based athletes who receive year-round sports training and opportunities to compete in the Special Olympics DC Games. An above-ground swimming pool will be erected on the boardwalk, and participants will "take the plunge” to the cheers of the Ice Yards crowd.

 

Brookfield Properties has been a philanthropic partner to Special Olympics DC for the past 17 years as a presenting sponsor, fundraiser, and as volunteers. The partnership originally began as a way to engage employees in community service and team building effort. Through their participation in the three-day event to volunteer and give back to the community, the team developed a close relationship with Special Olympics DC and a passion for supporting and expanding the organization’s incredible efforts. Special Olympics DC is the sole provider of sports, health and inclusion programs that benefit over 1,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the District, provided at no cost to participants.

 

Photos from last year’s Ice Yards can be found here.

 

WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

WHERE: Yards Park | 355 Water Street SE | Washington, DC 20003. Ice Yards is rain or shine.

               Directions can be found here. The Yards is metro accessible via the Navy Yard Metro on the

               Green line and Capitol South Metro on the Orange/Blue line. Parking is also available on The

               Yards’ surface parking lots.

 

HOW: Ice Yards is a 21 and over event. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite for $10 and include one

drink upon entry. To register for the SODC Polar Plunge, please visit www.dcpolarplunge.org. Cameras are welcome, media can RSVP to Alex Miller Murphy at alex@thebrandguild.com

 

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Anacostia River Sediment Project community Meetings

Please join the Department of Energy and Environment at an upcoming public meeting about the Anacostia River Sediment Project. You will also have the opportunity to make comments on the Proposed Plan and other supporting documents.

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Where:

Venue: Wharf Dockmaster Building

Address: 101 District Square Southwest, Washington, DC, 20024

This meeting will focus on early cleanup actions in the Washington Channel

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Medical Illustration: Hearts

 

When: Saturday, February 8, 10a.m.-12p.m.

 

Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver

Spring, MD 20910

 

Cost: Free! Registration required.

 

Description: Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical

illustrations from the museum's Otis Historical Archives. Then try your hand

at making illustrations of heart specimens in honor of Heart Health Month

and Valentine's Day. Supplies will be available but participants are

encouraged to bring their own materials. This event is recommended for ages

14 and up. Reservations are required. Call (301) 319-3312 to register or

learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2426938260952867/

 

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Cupcakes with Cupid!

This is a FREE event for ages 5 - 12.

When: Saturday, February 8, 2 - 5 pm

Where: Fort Washington Forest Community Center
1200 Fillmore Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

 

February is the month of love, but here at M-NCPPC Prince George's County Parks & Recreation, February is the time when we help spread the awareness of loving and respecting one another from different backgrounds.

Come out and join us, and Cupid, for a fun-filled afternoon of games, music, bingo, an exciting scavenger hunt and interacting with kids from all backgrounds at...

 

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ASO Presents: Schubert & Mozart

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall
4915 E Campus Drive
Alexandria, VA 22311

Where: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301

Cost: $20-$85

Phone: 703-548-0885

Website: www.alexsym.org

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Strike a Prose: Middle School Edition

 

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Cost: $12

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strike-a-prose-middle-school-edition-tickets-77848193041

In this creative writing workshop, we will gain inspiration from the portraits, lives, and words of Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and Toni Morrison. We will view and discuss works of art, learn how to develop characters and settings, and write short stories. Open to middle school students (in 7th and 8th grade). Each participant must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $12 (includes registration for one child and one adult).

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Strike a Prose: Elementary School Edition


When: Saturday, Feb. 29, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 800 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Cost: $12

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strike-a-prose-elementary-school-edition-tickets-77851360515

In this creative writing workshop, we will write stories inspired by the portraits of American icons such as Michelle Obama, LL Cool J, and others who are featured in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Contemporary Americans.” We will learn how to develop characters, create conflict and action, and use our imagination to write exciting stories. Open to elementary school students (in 4th-6th grade). Fee: $12 (includes registration for one child and one adult).

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Wish Hero 5K

Date:                                     Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time:                                     6:30AM – 10:00AM

Location:                              West Potomac Park

                                                2298 Constitution Ave NW

                                                Washington, DC 20037

Price:                                     $35 per person + $3 signup fee

Website:                              dcwishhero5k.org

Contact:                               Sarah Bates, Events Coordinator

                                                events@midatlantic.wish.org

 

Sign up to run in the Wish Hero 5K and make your miles count for wishes! Whether you are an avid runner or just enjoy a jog with friends, we want you to join us and support local wishes. In addition, family fun activities and pop up fitness classes will be offered during this community day in support of local wish kids.

 

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Walk For Wishes

Date:                                     Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time:                                     10:00AM – 3:00PM

Location:                              The National Mall – JFK Hockey Fields

                                                1964 Independence Ave SW

                                                Washington, DC 20037

Price:                                     $10 per person

Website:                              midatlanticwalkforwishes.org

Contact:                               Sarah Bates, Events Coordinator

                                                events@midatlantic.wish.org

Superheroes of all ages are invited to join us on the National Mall for our Walk For Wishes! In addition to the Walk, you can enjoy pop-up workout classes, music, tasty treats and games for all ages. Join us to hear from wish kids firsthand about the power of their wish experience and use your superpowers to help grant more wishes for kids in our area.

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ARMY TEN-MILER 2020 DATES::
MAY 2020
May 20, 2019 Registration Opens; Open to the Public. Cost $79+ fees

OCTOBER 2020
Race Date: October 11, 2020// 8am, Washington, DC Spectators welcome. Must be registered to run.
Expo Dates: October 9-10//10am -6pm, DC Armory. FREE for Everyone.

www.armytenmiler.com/register – to learn more.
• Army Ten-Miler takes place each October in Washington, D.C. to promote the Army, build esprit de corps, enhance community relations. Race proceeds benefit Soldier MWR programs.

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Kids Obstacle Challenge
• Date and Time: 07/11/2020 and 07/12/2020, 8:40 am - 12:20 pm both days
• Location: Bull Run Special Events Center, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121
• Description: Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race for kids ages 4-14, with 15+ fun and challenging obstacles and mud. Our mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through obstacles and adventure. We are the largest touring adventure and obstacle course race series for kids in the nation! And the best part is, it's a FAMILY adventure - parents get to run with their kids for free! Kids Obstacle Challenge will be charging into the Washington D.C. area on July 11th & 12th, 2020, at Bull Run Special Events Center. Don't miss this annual event!
• Ticket Price: $32-$62, depending on availability and time of purchase. Parents run for free! The "Sidekick Ticket" ($20) is available for additional friends and family, ages 15 and over, that would like to run with a participant.
• Website URL: https://www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com/washington

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