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If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

You’re always telling your friends how much you love your pet, but maybe you’re looking to take a step beyond caring for your dog or cat to supporting all animals across Washington, DC. This September 29, go the extra mile with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and be a part of the DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza. Join us in celebrating our community’s animals and walking to end pet homelessness in DC.

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

Calling all photographers. FotoDC is on the hunt for the most interesting work by Washington area photographers for the 2nd annual Uncover/Discover exhibition.

The panel of curators includes Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects and Ken Ashton, Artist and Museum Professional.

Curators will select work from emerging and established photographers who sent in their stuff for a chance to be featured in two exhibitions this fall. 

"It is our mission to discover and spotlight the work of Metro Area photographers,” said Theo Adamstein, Executive Director and Founder of FotoDC. 

The final deadline for photo submission is July 9. For more information visit www.FotoDC.org.

 

 

Free Cupcakes All Day at Occasionally Cake

Free Cupcakes All Day at Occasionally Cake

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. is celebrating their three-year anniversary on Sat., July 21 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary.

They will also donate 25 percent of all their sales that day to the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, as well as collect donations to be given to the organization. Located at 207 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Va. and 8859 Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon, Va., Occasionally Cake will be offering free cupcakes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The free cupcakes will be available in six flavors: Red Velvet, Pink Champagne, Fuzzy Navel, Classic Vanilla, Black and White, or Strawberries-n-Cream.

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Over 24 countries and 46 states within the U.S. will be participating in the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson this week.

Want to join in all the fun? On Thursday, June 14, the Sport & Health Clubs in Gaithersburg, McLean and Brambleton, Va., will be hosting open swim lessons at 11 a.m., and anyone can attend.

This swim lesson is intended to prevent future accidents, practice water safety, and reinforce the fact that swimming lessons save lives.

For more information click here.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Mount Vernon Celebrates Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary

Mount Vernon Celebrates Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens is celebrating Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary, and thousands of Girl Scouts from across the country are expecting to attend on Sunday, June 10.

The Girl Scouts will take group photos in front of the Mansion featuring  “Martha,” a 60-foot flag, and confetti as well as participate in Mount Vernon Historic Trail activities.

Mount Vernon will also have carnations for the Girl Scouts to lay at the Washington’s’ tomb all day.

Fairfax County residents make sure you leave in plenty of time to get to your destination as there will be more traffic than usual.

Best-Selling Author Offers Summer Party Ideas in Va.

Best-Selling Author Offers Summer Party Ideas in Va.

Ever find yourself stressing about an event you are planning where you will be entertaining lots of guests? Author, Cheryl Najafi, offers tips to help you lose the anxiety, take a step back, and enjoy the moment in her new book, You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More and Get Your Party On.

If you want to meet Najafi, she will be at Pottery Barn at Tyson’s Corner Center on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m., to greet guests, sign copies of her new book, and give inexpensive ideas and tips for summer entertaining.

Originally from rural Missouri, Cheryl Najafi was no stranger to party planning.

“When you come from a small town of about 7,000 in the Midwest, there’s not much to do so we always had people over and entertained. We didn’t only celebrate the big events in life, we celebrated every event in a fun and casual environment,” explained Najafi.