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Around 7/18-7/24

This week brings exciting theater productions, nature conservation projects, and other great events courtesy of our nonprofits. With DC tourists now flooding the streets and sidewalks, it’s a perfect time to meet some locals and do good in our community!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Canal Stewards: Fletcher’s Cove

Potomac Conservancy
Help the Conservancy clean up Fletcher’s Cove in the C&O Canal National Historical Park! This monthly cleanup day is part of the Canal Stewards partnership with the National Park Service, engaging volunteers to become long-term caretakers of a designated site within the park. Typical activities include picking up trash, pruning vegetation along the trails, and repairing the towpath and trails. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty – we’ll provide all the necessary tools and equipment! This event is open to all ages. Please meet in the lower parking lot.

When: Sat Jul 19 2014 (10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON)
Where: Fletcher’s Cove, 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington, DC 20007
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Typical activities include picking up trash, pruning vegetation along the trails, and repairing the towpath and trails. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty – we’ll provide all the necessary tools and equipment!
Contact: Rebecca Long, (301) 608-1188
For more information: click here

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pool Chaperone w/ Horton’s Kids

Horton’s Kids
Sunny and warm days mean our weekly Sunday field trips to the pool are back! We need a big group of volunteers in July to swim with the kids and help us keep them safe in the water!

When: Sun Jul 20 2014 (12:00 NOON – 3:30 PM)
Where: Francis Pool, 2500 N St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Volunteers are needed to help chaperone our trips to the pool where you’ll swim with the kids, eat lunch and play out of the water. Schedule below: 12:00 pm: Meet at the top of the Capitol South Metro escalators for a ride on the HK bus to pick up the kids and drive to the pool. You can alternatively meet us at the pool. 12:45 pm: The HK bus arrives at the pool. Volunteers swim with the kids and help keep them safe. 2:30 pm: The kids eat lunch and play at the park next to the pool. 3:30 pm: The bus takes the kids home and drops off the volunteers back at Cap South.
Contact: Alexa, (202) 544-5033
For more information: click here

Perfect Liars Club (@Capital Fringe Festival)

Miriam’s Kitchen
Four people tell a story. All are captivating but only three are true. Listen. Laugh. Interrogate. Vote. Can you spot the liar? Don’t miss this underground DC smash-hit which always sells out. Different stories every night. Are you shrewd enough? Conceived by: Layla McCay Featuring: Anne Thomas, Cara Foran, Kevin Boggs, Layla McCay, Mike Fila, Molly Murchie, Pedro Alcocer, Pierce McManus, Stephanie Garibaldi and Ritija Gupta Proceeds from this performance benefit Miriam’s Kitchen

When: Sun Jul 20 2014 (7:15 PM)
Where: Goethe Institut — Main Stage, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? yes $17
Contact: Capital Fringe, (866) 811-4111
For more information:click here

Monday, July 21, 2014

Horror Classics: The Body Snatcher

Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus
Joe’s hosts a series of cool thrillers 7:30 pm on Mondays in July that show incredible photographer, intense acting, and real theatrics before the digital era. Renew your interest in these classic or discover them for the first time! This series is curated by Vernon Sears. Ticket price covers Sears’ introduction to each film and lead of a short discussion after each film. BYOP (Bring your own Popcorn!) The Body Snatcher (1945) is one of the finest of the RKO horror films produced by Val Lewton. With a small budget, Lewton brillantly managed to get high production values with great actors, excellent scripts and dark shadows that sculpted the screen image in to a model of chill. Boris Karloff in his finest portrayal as Mr. Gray, the grave robber, joins with veteran English stage actor, Henry Daniell. The story based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of grave robbers in Edinburough, Scotland, directed by Robert Wise.

When: Mon Jul 21 2014 (7:30 PM)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20912
Fee? yes $5 admission
Contact: Joe’s Movement Emporium, (301) 699-1819
For more information:click here

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Friendly Warehouse Volunteering

DC Diaper Bank
Come help us in the warehouse! Volunteering is family friendly and all are welcome whether it’s for one hour or four. We’ll be sorting and packing diapers and even little hands can help with that (or just play in the play area!). Our Volunteer Dates are a great way to starting talking about giving back and community in a very tangible way that kids can relate to well.

When: Tue Jul 22 2014 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: DC Diaper Bank Warehouse 8858 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Sorting and packing diapers; helping with other inventory
Contact: Heather Foley, (202) 656-8503
For more information: click here

Volunteer Write Night

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
Free Minds hosts a monthly Write Night where community volunteers gather alongside Free Minds Reentry Support members home from prison to provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated. It is a simple and powerful way to support members’ processes of self-awareness and change, as well as read great writing and meet other volunteers! No RSVP necessary!

When: Tue Jul 22 2014 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: Marvin Center at GW University, 800 21st ST Nw; Room 403, Washington, DC 20052
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Alongside other volunteers and Book Club members home from prison, provide feedback on the writing of Book Club members still incarcerated and meet other volunteers!
Contact: Free Minds, (202) 758-0829
For more information: click here

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