It’s almost Thanksgiving, friends! So there is really no better time to express our thanks for our communities and give something back to our local non-profits. And this weekend offers some great (and fun) opportunities to do just that. Check it out:
Saturday, November 20
* 23rd Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon: The National Mall will host the largest walk to benefit the homeless in the nation and no less than seven Catalogue non-profits will take part. Definitely consider signing up and choosing one of these great organizations as your beneficiary: Carpenter’s Shelter, L’Arche Greater Washington, Miriam’s Kitchen, Pathways to Housing DC, Samaritan Inns, The Dwelling Place, and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. And you can sign up right here!
9:30 AM — Tutor Training: Basic Literacy Training (Literary Council of Northern Virginia): Looking to combine your love for books and service? Become a LCNV tutor! Training starts this weekend. Download an application here.
10:00 AM — The Singing Lizard Concert (Capitol Hill Arts Center): Enjoy a fun and fast-paced musical show with your family at no charge! This concert is part of ARTdays, a series of free arts events for parents and kids.
3:00 PM — House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company): Fearless playwright Gregory S. Moss conducts a darkly funny inquest into the fate of a certain six-year-old beauty queen. Head over to Woolly for this funhouse ride into the American psyche. Tickets are … here!
3:30 PM — Children’s Book Festival (For Love of Children): Meet local author Jacqueline Jules as she reads her books to FLOC students. Fun reading activities included! Check out the flyer right here.
8:00 PM — Capital City Ball (Polaris Project): Do not miss this top-notch party and great opportunity for raising money and awareness to combat human trafficking. Guests will enjoy a live band, open bar, and auction at the Washington Club. Tickets are available over this way.
8:00 PM — Masterworks 3 Concert (Fairfax Symphony Orchestra): Complete your Saturday evening with Rossini, Adams, and Mendelssohn at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. Tickets here!
8:00 PM — Lesole’s Dance Project (Dance Place): Make sure to catch the premiere of an evening-length Afro-fusion work by Artistic Director Lesole Z. Maine, exploring the lives of homeless people in the United States and South Africa. You can nab your tickets … here.
8:00 PM — House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company): Remember, Saturday is a double-show day over at Woolly!
Sunday, November 21
7:00 AM — Safeway Drive (Neediest Kids): Going grocery shopping at your local Safeway? Why not be a part of the “Bridge to Success” for our area students by making a donation to Neediest Kids while you’re there?
2:00 PM — The Girls Come Marching Home Discussion (Writer’s Center): Looking for a literary and thought-provoking afternoon? Meet Kirsten Holmstedt, editor of this anthology of stories from women soldiers in Iraq. You can register this way!
3:00 PM — House of Gold (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company)
4:00 PM — Lesole’s Dance Project (Dance Place)
As always, hop over to the Happenings page for more information. Have a great weekend and “Around Town” will be back the week after Thanksgiving.
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