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    APRIL

    Silver Spring, MD 20905. Packet pick up and registration are at Stonegate.The races will start and finish at Stonegate Elementary School, 14811 Notley Road,Silver Spring, MD 20905. Packet pick up and registration are at Stonegate.

    Spring Clean Up

    The Town of Forest Heights will be hosting its annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 20, 2019. We will meet at 5508 Arapahoe Drive and remove trash from local roads. Students in need of service hours are welcome to attend. Those interested can call 301-839-1030 or email kvia@forestheightsmd.gov to sign up.

    WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    WHERE: 5508 Arapahoe Drive, Forest Heights, Maryland 20745

     

    Charity Off The Hook Annual Seafood Fundraiser 

    A fun filled evening of casino games, magic, food by notable chefs, auction items, live music, cigar rolling, local liquor and beer companies, and most importantly raising money for important community non-profits. The $75 per person ticket price goes completely to the charities.

    WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Ivy City Smokehouse. 1356 Okie Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. 

    Tickets: https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=923676cd

    Website: https://www.charityoffthehook.com/

    Donate: https://www.charityoffthehook.com/sponsorship

     

    Earth Day STEAM Event

    Students ages 6 to 11 are invited to explore Earth Day-inspired Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free, drop- in program is sponsored by the Art of Problem Solving Academy. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

    Cost: FREE 

    Website: https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/about-us/city-facilities/kentlands-mansion/kentlands-mansion-calendar/steam-activities


    Toast the Opening of Lafayette 148 New York at Tysons Galleria

    Join the CEO and Co-Founder Deirdre Quinn & Hosts; Barbara Gast, Anita McBride, April D. Ryan, Hilary Rosen and Tammy Haddad to toast the opening of Lafayette 148 New York at Tysons Galleria. Celebrate #UnordinaryWomen in support of She's the First. Welcome and remarks from our #UnordinaryWomen will happen at 7 p.m.

    When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Where: Tysons Galleria, level 1. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virgina 22102

    RSVP: TysonsEvents@lafayette148.com


    Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Makes Kennedy Center Debut 

    Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik makes his Kennedy Center debut, presented by Washington Performing Arts. Kutik and pianist Anna Polonsky will perform selections from Kutik's ongoing project Music from the Suitcase including Stravinsky's Divertimento from A Fairy's Kiss; Prokofiev's Waltz from Cinderella; Rubenstein's Romance in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 1; plus Schnittke's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 and Prokofiev's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2.  They will also give the first Washington D.C. performances works that are part of Kutik's new commissioning project, Meditations on Family - Gity Razaz's Cadenza for the Once Young and Andreia Pinto Correia's Litania.  

    When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Terrace Theater. 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C 20566.

    COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION: $45.

    http://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/calendar/new-syos.aspx?id=3797 

    Website: http://www.washingtonperformingarts.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=3797

    Phone: 202-785-9727 

     

    Medical Museum Science Café: Finding Our Lost

    Join Dr. Thomas Holland, Director of Partnerships and Innovations at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, to learn how DPAA fulfills our nation's obligation to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing service personnel for their families and our nation. 

    When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

    Cost: Free

    Links: https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=media.events.2019.scicafe_apr2019

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1452739888195058/

     

    Whittle School & Studios Parent Information Event  

    Whittle School & Studios welcomes you to a presentation by school leaders, followed by a Q&A where you can learn more about the opportunities this global school will provide your children and the greater Washington area. Register by emailing mydcadmission@whittleschool.org or on www.whittleschool.org. Refreshments will be provided.  

    WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm

    WHERE: Whittle School & Studios Information Center, Mazza Gallerie, 2nd Level, 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

    Cost: None.

     

    The Most Unusual and Needed Gospel Commentary

    Join Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr.Ben Witherington in conversation about their new book, A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke. Hear their personal stories about writing this unique Jewish and Christian commentary on a "Christian Gospel if a Jewish prophet." including lessons learned, controversial points, unanswered questions and opportunities ahead. The evening will include a time for audience questions and a book signing. 

    When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    Where: Museum of the Bible, Gathering Room. 400 Fourth Street SW, Washington D.C 20024.

    Ticketing: General Admission is $24.99. Museum of the Bible members and students with a valid student ID receive $10 off admission.

    Event Contact: customerservice@mbible.org or (866) 430-6682

     

    Hope In Bloom Benefit Breakfast

    FACETS, a nonprofit that opens doors by helping Fairfax residents who suffer the effects of poverty. The free breakfast educates the public and local businesses about FACETS’ work to help families and individuals who are struggling in the Fairfax community.  Several courageous FACETS’ clients will be sharing their experiences with homelessness and efforts to overcome it.

    Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m.

    7:00 a.m - 7:45 a.m: Networking and Coffee.

    8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m: Breakfast and Program.

    Location: Fairview Park Marriott. 3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042 

    RSVP: http://facetscares.org/rsvp/.

     

    Abby's Army Redskins Draft Day Fundraiser

    Abby's Army is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission "is dedicated to supporting the children and families affected by and  fighting pediatric cancer. Our goal is to help allow every child diagnosed with cancer to continue being a child."  Abby's Army was also featured on Redskins Running Back Chris Thompson's cleat's as a part of the "My Cause, My Cleats" during Week 13 of the 2018 NFL season. This event is open to the public and we are encouraging everyone to join us.

    WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    WHERE: 3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

     

    Homerun for Recovery

    The Baltimore Station will host its annual Homerun for Recovery fundraiser at The Plaza at Power Plant Live on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm. Presented by Fortego, LLC, the sports-themed event will benefit The Baltimore Station’s therapeutic residential and community-based outpatient treatment programs for veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, substance use disorder and homelessness to self-sufficiency. Homerun for Recovery features a wide variety of gourmet fare, wines from Delicato Family Wines and micro brews for guests to enjoy responsibly. Live music by Midnite Run and live and silent auctions will run throughout the evening. All proceeds from ticket sales and auctions benefit The Baltimore Station and its program participants. Homerun for Recovery tickets are $100 in advance and $120 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at: https://501auctions.com/homerunforrecovery/tickets?type=23082  

    WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Plaza at Power Plant Live. 34 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.

     

    The Studio Gallery's Artist and Curator Talk

    Join us at Stuido Gallery on April 26 from 5-7 pm for an artist and curator talk with our very own SG artist, Micheline Klagsbrun! Klagsbrun will dicsuss her most recent show, 'Transit of Venus' with her curator Aneta Georgievska-Shine. You won't want to miss an evening of great art, good company and stimulating conversation! Hope to see you there!

    When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Studio Gallery. 2108 R Street NW, Washington, D.C 20008.

     

    Living Earth Festival 2019: Opening Event

    Significant Indigenous voices come together to discuss Native knowledge of and contributions to one of the most important issues today-the environment. The evening begins with the documentary Return directed by Karen Cantor, USA, 2018, 28 min.) which examines how Native American women are reclaiming traditional foodways to improve both the physical and spiritual well-being of Native communities.

    Distinguished speakers include Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord (Diné), the first Navajo woman surgeon; Terrol Johnson (Tohono O’odham), a basket weaver, sculptor, and health advocate who promotes indigenous foods to prevent diabetes; and artist Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), co-founder and president of the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, which teaches sustainable living practices for arid environments.

    When: Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. 

    Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater. Fourth Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, 20560

     

    The Studio Gallery's Closing Reception

    Join us for a night to be surrounded by beautiful art, good company, and complimentary refreshments. Be sure to see Suzanne Yurdin's show 'Paradise Lost' before it's gone! Her work "may trigger memories rather than describe a specific place, while evoking a sense of urgency to preserve the natural beauty around us," as described by Yurdin! Hope to see you there! 

    When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Where: Studio Gallery. 2108 R Street NW, Washington, D.C 20008

     

    Clark Financial Planning's Annual Shred Day

    This is a great way to destroy sensitive personal information on site and enjoy refreshments and a fun raffle for FREE! This event is perfect for shredding old tax returns, old financial documents including bank statements and bills and other private information. 

    When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

    Where: Our office parking lot - 1984 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston VA 20190.

    RSVP: clientservice@clarkfinancialplanning.com or call (703)-796-0957

     

    Citizenship Application Workshop

    The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) legal team and trained volunteers will assist participants with completing their naturalization applications (Form N-400). There is no charge for assistance available through the workshop. Assistance will be available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and English.  Please call to register in advance to ensure an interpreter will be available in your language. Individuals who require assistance in languages other than those listed should call in advance to request language support. All nationalities are welcome!

    WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Rockville Memorial Library. 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850

    Register: http://www.apalrc.org/citizenship-guide/ or (202) 706-7135

     

    PHILLIPS’ Spring Forward Annual Gala

    Three local superstar chefs—Chef Tobias Dorzon, Nicholas Pine, and Kaimana Chee—and Food Stylist Lisa Cherkasky are ready to demonstrate their cooking skills with students duringPHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families’ annual Spring Forward Savoring Success Gala.  The event featuring dinner, dancing and auctions benefits PHILLIPS, a local nonprofit helping youth with a variety of needs and qualities succeed, including its growing culinary program. 

    WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 11 p.m. Cooking demos from 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

    WHERE: Hilton McLean, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons Corner

    HOW: Tickets start at $200 (and $175 for young professionals). To purchase tickets, visit https://www.phillipsprograms.org/events

     

    Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference

    On April 27, families formed through foster care, adoption, and kinship care will gather for Spring Forward Family Fun Day and Regional Conference. This year’s theme is Navigating Systems to Build Stronger Families. Held at the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University in Manassas, parents, caregivers and social service and education professionals will choose from sessions presented by experts in education and child welfare. Children will have a blast at GMU's outdoor experiential learning program "The EDGE".

    Tickets are only $10 per individual parent/caregiver, $40 per professional, and $20 for children ages 4 and up. Tickets include admittance to sessions, activities, and a boxed lunch! Children 3 and under are free and childcare is provided.

    WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Science and Technology Campus of GMU. 10900 University Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20110-2203.

     

    CONTACT: For more information and to register for this event, contact Kelly Henderson at (703) 539-2904, Kelly.Henderson@formedfamiliesforward.org or visit www.FormedFamiliesForward.org.  

     

    Living Earth Festival 2019 - Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future through Indigenous Knowledge

    Meet Native innovators and practitioners dedicated to using Indigenous knowledge to protect and sustain the environment. Living Earth brings attention to prominent environmental issues through demonstrations, lectures, and cultural performances. Enjoy eco-tours of the museum’s Native landscape, guided conversations, and kid-friendly areas for learning and exploring. Create a butterfly-inspired seeded bookmark to take home to create your own pollinator habitat.

    When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

    Where: National Museum of The American Indian, Potomac Atrium. Fourth Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, 20560

     

    Living Earth Festival 2019: Conversation with the Chefs: Freddie Bitsoie and Sean Sherman

    Mitsitam Cafe chef Freddie Bitsoie (Diné) and Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota), founder and CEO of the Sioux Chef, discuss the importance of bringing indigenous foods and ingredients back to the dinner table. Followed by a book signing of Sherman’s 2018 James Beard Award-winning book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen.

    When: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

    Where: National Museum of The American Indian, Potomac Atrium. Fourth Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, 20560

     

    JP Jumpers Autism Walk Festival

    Join us as we "Light It Up Blue" with the men/women in blue. The event is free and open to the public. To register to walk or to be a sponsor/vendor, go to http://jpjumpersfoundation.org/

    Sunday, April 28, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Science Museum of VA. 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220

    email: info@jpjumpersfoundation.org

    Volunteer: 804-621-5885

     

    Paid College Prep Program 

    CC Prep will provide a paid College Preparation Program for DC residents who are high school graduates currently out of school (you can be a college dropout as well) between the ages of 18-24 who plan on enrolling in college for the Fall 2019 semester. 

    The College Prep Training will run for 20 hours a week between the hours of 12:00 p.m and 5:00 p.m, Monday through Thursday. Through this program we will provide:

    • Paid Stipends $8.25 per hour up to 20 hours a week
    • College Application and Enrollment Assistance
    • Local College Tours
    • Microsoft Certification

    WHEN: April 2019 to September 2019

    WHERE: CC Prep M.L.K Site. 2405 M.L.K Avenue SE Washington, D.C 20020

    If you are interested you can do the following: Call CC Prep on (202) 610-5780 

    Interested youth can also come to CC Prep 2405 M.L.K. Avenue SE between the hours of 12:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m to get more information. 

     

    MAY

    2019 Global Privacy Summit

    The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world's largest privacy organization, is hosting the 2019 Global Privacy Summit. This year's conference will tackle the latest regulatory news and trends facing the industry, featuring a keynote from Margaret Atwood on the power and effects of surveillance, as well as, Danah Boyd, Dani Shapiro, Helen Dixon and Elizabeth Denham. Panel discussions will cover topics such as Facebook/Cambridge Analytica and facial recognition. 

    When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019

    Where: Washington Marriott Marquis. 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Admission: Prices vary, See list at https://iapp.org/conference/global-privacy-summit/register-now-gps19/#pricingoptions

    Register: https://iapp.org/conference/global-privacy-summit/register-now-gps19/

     

    Side Show Performance 

    The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Art’s Creating a Musical Role class presents public performances of Side Show, written by Bill Russell and composed by Henry Krieger. Directed by Deb Gottesman with musical direction by Alex Tang. This musical was a Broadway hit about famed entertainers (and Siamese Twins) Daisu and Violet Hinton. It has an incredible score by the composer of Dreamgirls and is a spectacular show to see. The performances take place at 7:30pm on May 2, 3, 4, 9. 10, and 11.

    When: Thurday, May 2, 2019 - Saturday, May 11, 2019

    Where: Theatre Lab's Downtown Home. 733 8th Street NW, Washington D.C.

    For more information or to buy tickets online or by phone: https://theatrelab.org/shows-listing/side-show, 202-824-0449.  

     

    Scout Day at the Medical Museum

    Join the National Museum of Health and Medicine for a morning of specialized activities for both Boy and Girl Scouts. Scouts will visit activity stations focused on first aid badge requirements including triage, outdoor injuries, medical response, first aid kits and emergency responders. This program is free and open to the public even if you aren't a Scout! Recommended for all ages. For more information please contact us at (301)319-3303.

    When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

     

    Nurses Day Tour at the Medical Museum

    Celebrate Nurses Day with a free, docent-led introductory tour that highlights the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 150 years, with a special focus on military medicine. This tour is open to the public with no registration required! For more information please contact us at (301) 319-3312 or visit our website at https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/

    When: Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m.

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

    Cost: Free

    Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/366496660618366/

     

    WE RESCUE!

    The DC Chapter of Food Rescue US is hosting its first fundraising event. Join the festivities on Monday, May 6 for WE RESCUE! This is an evening dedicated to celebrating the food donors, food runners and community partners who support Food Rescue US. This fundraiser also honors Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Miss Pixie Windsor and their efforts ot reduce food insecurity and food waste in the DC metro region. Enjoy food and drinks, live music by Straight Up Tribal, and a silent auction at WeWork in Penn Quarter. For tickets and further event details, please visit www.werescuedc.us

    When: Monday, May 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Where: WeWork. 777 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

     

    Double Take: One Artwork Two Viewpoints

    Inspired by the exhibition Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue, SAAM presents a discussion about the lasting impact of the Vietnam War on Southeast Asian Americans. Sarah Newman, SAAM's James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art, and Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, curator and historian at the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center lead the discussion.

    When: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

    Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in the G Street lobby.

    Tickets: Free

    Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/double-take-one-artwork-two-viewpoints-may-9-2019


    Film Screening: In the Year of the Pig

    Presented in conjunction with SAAM's exhibition Artists Respond: American Art and The Vietnam War, 1965-1975, this groundbreaking documentary conveys the long history of colonial involvement in Vietnam. Assembled from archial footage, interviews, and historical images, this Oscar-nominated film examines the war's historical roots and America's escalating involvement in this divisive conflict. An introduction and discussion by film and art historian Erica Levin precedes the screening. Not Rated (1968; 103 mins).

    When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium

    Tickets: Free

    Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/movies-saam-year-pig-may-10-2019

     

    Capital Caring Caregiver Expo

    Capital Caring - the region's largest nonprofit provider of advanced illness care will celebrate local family caregivers with a free day filled with appreciation, information and advice. Free respite care is available upon request. Hosted in partnership with AARP and Virginia Hospital Center, the Expo will feature speakers on such topics as treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia, caring for someone with chronic pain, navigating the health care system and caring for the caregiver. 

    Expo participants include more than 25 local experts in home care, elder law, financial planning and other caregiver services. Free massages, health screenings and refreshments will also be available. 

    When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

    Where: Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus

    For more information about this event: www.capitalcaring.org/caregiverexpo

     

    SpeakUp5k Race

    The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation is thrilled to expand the SpeakUp5k race series to the Washington D.C area. The SpeakUp5k race series was designed by Cameron Gallagher to raise awareness of teenage depression and anxiety in a positive and active way. This race series serves as a primary vehicle to drive the SpeakUp message into the community. It is a FUN race meant for everyone, with plenty of on-course surprises. Join us as we “SpeakUp” for those who are battling depression and anxiety. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.

    When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Location: Clarksburg Premium Outlets. 22705 Clarksburg Road, Clarksburg, MD 20841

    Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Clarksburg/SpeakUp5kDC

    Volunteer: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MD/Clarksburg/SpeakUp5kDC

    More information about us and about the SpeakUp5k is available here and here


    National Ovarion Cancer Coalition-DC Metro's 17th Annual Together in Teal 5k Run/Walk

    Run or walk the beautifully shaded course behind the government center. For those running for time, awards will be given for best times to males and females. Drop by the Kaiser Permanente mobile unit for a free blood pressure check, BMI, and more. And finally, please make time to stop by our raffles and vendor areas for specialty products. Proceeds benefit NOCC.

    Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

    Location: Fairfax County Government Center. 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

    To register, donate or volunteer visit https://runwalk.ovarian.org/dcmetro

     

    PRS' Springtopia: A season of Hope

    PRS Inc, a nonprofit helping those living with serious mental illness or facing life crises, is hosting its 2nd annual Springtopia: A Season of Hope, an evening of creative culinary experiences and an exciting auction. The elegant, reception style event supports PRS' life-changing and life saving work and will include beverage and food pairing stations, expansive live and silent auction, photo booth, wine pull, raffle, and a tribute to the award winning PRS CrisisLink program.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner, 7901 Tysons One Place, McLean, VA 22102

    Cost: Tickets $175

    HOW: www.prsinc.org/springtopia

     

    Rumpelstiltskin

    This Mother's Day weekend, experience the enchanted adventures of Rumpelstiltskin! Watch as the mysterious elf helps a miller's daughter turn straw into gold... for a price. Maryland Youth Ballet brings this classic fairy tale to life through the magic of dance. 

    Also presenting, Christopher Doyle's award winning contemporary piece Summer and excerpts from the classic, Don Quixote, one of the ballet's most joyful and festive romantic comedies. A program to delight of all ages; a perfect family Mother's Day experience!

    When: May 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m & 5:00 p.m and May 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.

    Tickets: http://www.marylandyouthballet.org/

    Information: 301-608-2232 or tickets@marylandyouthballet.org

    In advance online: $19/Groups 10+

                                $20/Children (12 and under) and Seniors (65+)

                                $25 Adults

    At the door: $23 for Children and Seniors. $27 for Adults.

     

    Handi- hour

    Spring has sprung at the Renwick Gallery! For this installment of Handi-hour, celebrate the chnaging of the seasons by making a paper flower wreath, crown or centerpiece. Enjoy beer from Denizens Brewing and live music while you work. Tickets include two beers, a souvenir glass, crafting supplies, live music and light snacks. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and present valid ID at the door for entry. 

    When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

    Where: Renwick Gallery, Rubenstein Grand Salon

    Tickets: $25 | Available online beginning at 10 a.m. on April 22

    Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/handi-hour-may-15-2019

     

     

    2019 Virginia NHRA Nationals

    Making its first appearance at the track since 2009, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series had a memorable return to Virginia Motorsports Park in 2018 and will power back to the fan-favorite track in 2019 for the second annual NHRA Virginia Nationals, May 17-19.

    It is the eighth of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA season and will be one to remember, as evidenced by a 2018 race that drew sold-out crowds, incredible action and remarkable performances on the brand new racing surface at the track. It led to one of the most exciting weekends of the NHRA regular season and more pulsating 10,000-horsepower, 330-mph action will return in 2019 to provide more of the same thrilling sights, sounds and adrenaline-fueled action.

    Event Dates: May 17-19, 2019

    Event Location: Virginia Motorsports Park

    Event Address: 8018 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23803

    Event Phone: (804) 862-3174

    Event Email: info@virginiamotorsports.com

    Event Ticket Link: www.NHRA.com/tickets

     

    JK Community Farm's Plantathon

    To help kick off the growing season, the JK Community Farm is seeking teams of volunteers to participate in its first annual Plantathon.  Volunteers will sow 9,000 vegetable on seven acres of land to help support the work of the farm, a nonprofit started by JK Moving Services to alleviate hunger in the community.  The farm began last year to provide chemical free, healthy produce and protein to those struggling with food insecurity in the region. The farm donates the food to nonprofit partners, including Loudoun Hunger Relief, Food for Others and Arlington Food Assistance Center. The Plantathon will raise awareness about food insecurity in the region and help support the farm’s expansion to serve the greater region.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE: JK Community Farm. 35516 Paxson Road, Purcellville, Virginia

    COST: $25 individual/$200 team of 10

    HOW: To learn more and sign up, visit https://jkcommunityfarm.org/event/plantathon/

     

    Gaithersburg Book Festival

    The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a free annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events. The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in talks, panel discussions and book signings throughout the day. 

    Other festival highlights include exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew & Vine Cafe featuring live performances by singer/songwriters and poets, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops for children and adults/teens on a variety of topics.

    Admission, parking and accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE.

    Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Location: City Hall Grounds. 31 South Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

    Contact: 301-258-6350 

    www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org

     

    Citizenship Application Workshop

    The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) legal team and trained volunteers will assist participants with completing their naturalization applications (Form N-400). There is no charge for assistance available through the workshop. Assistance will be available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and English.  Please call to register in advance to ensure an interpreter will be available in your language. Individuals who require assistance in languages other than those listed should call in advance to request language support. All nationalities are welcome!

    WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Mary Riley Styles Public Library. 120 N Virginia Avenue, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

    Register: http://www.apalrc.org/citizenship-guide/ or (202) 706-7135

     

    Mega "Pop Up" Rummage Sale

    The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is proud to be the recipient of the Goods For Good fundraising event happening this spring. Goods for Good turns unwanted goods into funds for local nonprofits. The organization collects items donated by the community then sells them at a rummage sale in Northwest D.C. The proceeds are given to a local nonprofit selected each spring and fall by Goods for Good. 100 percent of the profits will go to Playtime. To make an even bigger impact, people can make a tax deductible donation directly to Playtime at playtimeproject.org/donate

    WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m - 4 p.m

                Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m - 4 p.m

    WHERE: 5252 Wisconsin Ave, NW Washington, D.C

    Anyone interested in donating or volunteering for the Mega Rummage sale can contact Elizabeth@GoodsForGoodDC.org for more information.

     

    9th Annual Red Shoe 5k

    Please join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC in raising our feet to raise hope for our families! The Red Shoe 5k welcomes competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers are welcome to this scenic course. Register: https://rmhcdc.org/red-shoe-5k/

    Sunday, May 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

    Start time is at 9:00 a.m.

    Location: 7700 Bull Run Drive Centerville, VA 20121

    Parking: Free by the Start Line

    Pricing:
    $25 - Kid's Fun Run Registration
    $25 - Student Registration
    $35 - Adult Registration
    $40 - Registration Day of May 19th
    $35 - Red Shoe Snoozer (if you'd like to pick up a t-shirt, but you can't participate in the race)
    Discounts: Register as a team* of 10 or more and save $5/person.
    *Contact Stephanie Collins at stephanie@rmhcdc.org or (202) 424-4705 for your discount codes.


    Honors Spring Showcase

    Join us for the Theatre Lab's 2019 Honors Acting Conservatory Spring Showcase, on Monday 20th at 7:30 p.m. Honors students will present a mix of monologues, scenes and movement pieces. Featuring: George K. Aaron, Marshall Hackett, Erica Irving, Randall Kish, Hannah MacIntyre, Sulmane Maigadi, Rachel Manu, Gabrielle Nutter, Chuck O'Toole and Ania Osinski. https://theatrelab.org/content/honors-spring-showcase

    When: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

    Where: Theatre Lab (Woodward Hall); 733 8th Street NW, Washington D.C 20001.

    Admission: Free

     

    Returns, Refugees, and Refusal: Art, War Memory, and the Politics of Representation with Viêt Lê

    Join critically acclaimed artist andwriter Viêt  as he responds to SAAM’s exhibitionTiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue. speaks about themes of representation and memory which inform his perspective on contemporary art and the legacy of the Vietnam War.

    When: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

    Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium

    Tickets: Free

     

    Event Links: https://americanart.si.edu/events/returns-refugees-and-refusal-art-war-memory-and-politics-representation-viet-le-may-23-2019

     

    Conversation Pieces

    Want to deepen your understanding and appreciation of contemporary art? Join Joanna Marsh, senior curator of contemporary interpretation, for this popular ongoing series of gallery talks. Marsh uses a single artwork from the museum’s collection to spark conversation and greater discovery.

    When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in the G Street lobby.

    Tickets: Free

    Event Link: https://americanart.si.edu/events/conversation-pieces-may-29-2019

     

    Art Bites Gallery Talks: J.V. Decemvirale

    Take a lunch break and join SAAM's research fellows as they share their discoveries about artworks from the collection. For this installment, research fellow J.V. Decemvirale discusses Frank Romero’s Death of Rubén Salazar (1986). Come learn the stories behind this artwork and find out what it tells us about America’s ever-changing culture.

    When: Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

    Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in G Street lobby.

    Tickets: Free

     

    Event Links:https://americanart.si.edu/events/art-bites-gallery-talk-may-31-2019

     

    JUNE

    Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run & Fun Walk
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Lawyers have Heart is the premier athletic philanthropic event, specifically led by the greater Washington, D.C legal community. 
    Saturday, June 8, 2019, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Washington Harbour
    3050 K St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20007

    Anniversary Concert
    Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:00 p.m. 
    St. Thomas More Cathedral
    3901 Cathedral Lane
    Arlington, VA 22203

    Citizenship Application Workshop

    The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) legal team and trained volunteers will assist participants with completing their naturalization applications (Form N-400). There is no charge for assistance available through the workshop. Assistance will be available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and English.  Please call to register in advance to ensure an interpreter will be available in your language. Individuals who require assistance in languages other than those listed should call in advance to request language support. All nationalities are welcome!

    WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Rockville Memorial Library. 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850

    Register: http://www.apalrc.org/citizenship-guide/ or (202) 706-7135