Happy (almost) Halloween, Greater Washington! Before trick-or-treating on Monday, consider spending a weekend day with one of our non-profits. We have great events coming up at …
Earth Sangha (at Rocky Run Stream Valley Park, Awbrey Patent Drive, Centreville, VA)
Enrich this stream-buffer site with a planting of native wildflowers and other herbaceous & small woody plants around Rocky Run on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. More volunteer info available here.
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture (at Glen Echo Park’s Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD)
“Fall Frolic” is a FREE public Halloween-themed festival on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Activities include hands-on crafts, face painting, pumpkin decorating, costume parade, and studio visits. Full schedule right here.
Arlington Free Clinic (at Ritz-Carlton, Tyson’s Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA)
Now sold out! “Bella Venezia,” on Saturday evening, is AFC’s annual black tie dinner dance, including a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds from this event supports medical care for the uninsured.
Dance Place (3225 8th Street NE)
On Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 4:00 PM, SpeakeasyDC brings “Boo: A night of true stories about things that are scary” to Dance Place. Through real life experiences, delivered through the age-old oral tradition, storytellers entertain and teach. Tickets available here (scroll down to the calendar). You can also catch the 16+ show on Saturday at 10:00 PM.
Simple Changes (Lorton Location, 10406 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA)
Join Simple Changes for a Fall Open House & Pony Ride day on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, plus face painting, paint-a-horse, crafts, and raffles. Learn about therapeutic riding center and its impact on the community. Flyer available here.
Five Talents International (at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 5450 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD)
“Potluck, Pumpkins and MDGs,” a community event about the Millennium Development Goal is coming up on Sunday at 5:00 PM. Bring a side dish if you can!