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Around Town: August 19-21

Welcome to the weekend! Consider spending a day at one of our non-profits, such as …

The Reading Connection (1200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA)

On Friday from 10:00-11:30 AM, employees of The Boeing Company’s northern VA offices and the staff and partners of The Reading Connection will be stuffing 420 backpacks for children to take back to school. Backpacks and all materials have been donated by Boeing employees.

Capitol Hil Arts Workshop (545 7th Street SE)

Join Jake and Danarae Stevens for a free tango practica on Friday from 6:30-9:00 PM at CHAW. Tango dancers of all levels have an opportunity to practice, collaborate, and learn in a collective space. Free and open to all!

Potomac Conservancy (River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John, MD)

Quite a lot happening this weekend! On Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM, help clean up and beautify the land and water surrounding Lock 8, and along miles 8 and 9 of the C&O Canal towpath. Starting at 4:00 PM, enjoy an interactive experience of storytelling and pictures while listening to the tunes of Reed Martin’s banjo on the steps of the River Center; or come to an art exhibit at the lockhouse, featuring the work of local artists Adnan Alsaffar, Hushang Tohildoo, Nan Fuhrman, and Mimi Betz.

District of Columbia Arts Center (2438 18th Street NW)

Kicking off on Sunday at 3:00 PM, “A Midsummer’s Daydream Variety Show” is a showcase of upcoming acts in the DC metropolitan area, including dancers, singers, flamenco guitarists, an experimental rock band and more, ranging from extablished acts to emerging performers.

PLUS! Coming up next week at …

Neediest Kids (at all Regional Staples Stores)

Staples is partnering with to collect school supplies for Neediest Kids. When you are back-to-school shopping, please drop some new school supplies in the Staples for Students collection box in the store. You can also make a cash donation to the Staples for Students project.

Mautner Project (Private home in Alexandria — RSVP for address)

Taste an exquisite and worldly selection of wines from the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot varietals while enjoying hors d’oeuvres with the Board and friends of Mautner Project on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

Catalogue for Philanthropy (at Booz Allen Hamilton Newman Auditorium 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA)

Have you ever considered diversifying your organization’s funding stream to include earned income? Hear how nonprofit leaders got started on Wednesday from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM. Learn best practices on marketing an idea, gaining buy-in from key stakeholders as well as the successes and the challenges. For more information and to sign up, visit here.

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