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Around Town: May 19-20

Hey, Greater Washington! Enjoy the weekend — and consider spending it with a Catalogue nonprofit:

Hands on DC: 18th Annual Work-a-thon
Join thousands of other volunteers from all around the city on Saturday to improve the physical learning environments in DC public schools; register right here.

Accokeek Foundation: Green Thumbs Volunteering
On the first and third Thursdays and third Saturdays, volunteers will have an opportunity to learn more about the history of heirloom vegetables and the practices behind organic gardening, from planting and harvesting to managing weeds; learn more right here.

Joseph’s House: Walk and Talk Tour
You are warmly invited to a free, one-hour “walk and talk” tour on Saturday at 10:30 AM; please RSVP to (202) 328-9161.

Our Daily Bread: Money Management Workshop
Topics include at this free Saturday 12:30 PM seminar include borrowing basics, understanding your credit report, paying yourself first, and grasping money maters.

Building Bridges Across the River @ THEARC: The Washington Ballet
Inspired by fairytales from around the world, the Washington Ballet performs a collection of new productions (showcasing its Studio Company dancers) and four world premieres on Saturday & Sunday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Joy of Motion Dance Center: Youth Company Showcase
On Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 5:00 PM, teen jazz performance company DanceFusion Jazz Project, youth Hip Hop company Groove Elements, and teen tap performance company Soles of Steel all take the stage. Plus, on Sunday at 3:00 PM, meet the choreographer of Arena Stage’s The Music Man and learn steps from the show! More info right here.

A Wider Circle: The Big 33
On Saturday at 7:30 PM, a Wider Circle invites you to come on out, hear about their work, and enjoy a wonderful dinner party — $33 is the suggested donation, and all that it costs to cover a child’s basic needs.

National Philharmonic: Debussy’s Martyrdom of St. Sebastian
The Orchestra and Chorale are honored to perform the Washington-area premiere of this rare, beautiful and too-long neglected work on Saturday at 8:00 PM at Strathmore; tickets this way.

Girls on the Run of MoCo: 5K Fun Run
GOTR teams have prepared for this race over the past 12 weeks; cheers on the runners at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Sunday at 9:00 AM.

Potomac Conservancy: Canal Stewards at Fletcher’s Cove
Meet at 10:00 AM to clean up the picnic area and surrounding trails — just wear clothes that can get dirty! Learn more right here.

Simple Changes: Open House/Pony Rides
Head to Meadowood for pony rides, raffles, face painting, paint a horse, and a wonderful afternoon in the country on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

DCAC: In Your Ear Avant Garde Poetry
On the third Sunday of every month at 3:00 PM, join the Reading Series this month for readings and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition.

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