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Around Town 9/11-9/18

Wrapping up another great week here at the Catalogue. With so much excitement in the air, what better way to spend the weekend than checking out some events, courtesy of our nonprofits!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Family Garden Day @ Washington Youth Garden
Washington Youth Garden, Friends of the National Arboretum
Family Garden Days is an interactive family gardening, nutrition education, and cooking program. It is designed to bring families together at the Washington Youth Garden to share in a communal experience of learning how to grow and prepare fruits and vegetables, maintain an organic garden, and prepare healthy meals. Tailored to beginning gardeners and those looking to enhance their food and wellness practices, the program is an exciting opportunity for families to grow awareness, appreciation and connections to their food sources and engage in healthy life affirming outdoor activities! Participating families harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden for cooking demos as well as to prepare and enjoy at home.

When: Sat Sep 13 2014 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Where: Washington Youth Garden (at the National Arboretum), Ellipse Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Fee? yes $10 adults; $5 kids
Contact: WYG, (202) 245-2709
For more information: click here

Sunday, September 14, 2014

She Kills Monsters — Last Performance
Atlas Performing Arts Center
It’s the 1990s in suburban Ohio and Tilly lives among the most fearsome creatures known to man: American high school students. She copes with the stress by creating an elaborate Dungeons & Dragon’s module where she plays out her fears and fantasies in a world she controls. When Tilly dies unexpectedly, her older sister Agnes has no choice but to run the gauntlet of this mysterious world, battling and befriending the strange and fantastic monsters her sister has created. Run 8/18 – 9/14 (previews 8/15 – 8/17) by Qui Nguyen; Directed by Randy Baker

When: Sun Sep 14 2014 (3:00 PM)
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Fee? yes $30 regular admission; $20 students w/ID; $20 seniors (60+)
Contact: Atlas Performing Arts Center Box Office, (202) 339-7993
For more information: click here

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Performance by Colin Sorgi
National Philharmonic
Join new Concertmaster Colin Sorgi, Pianist Brian Ganz and NPO Principal Cellist Lori Barnet as they perform a special, free concert!

When: Wed Sep 17 2014 (7:30 PM)
Where: Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
Fee? no
Contact: National Philharmonic, (301) 493-9283

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2nd Annual Taste of the Garden
Kid Power
Join us for a rooftop cocktail party to celebrate and support Kid Power’s VeggieTime Project! Enjoy appetizers, drinks and a silent auction. The VeggieTime Project seeks to create a sustainable community where DC youth and their families have access to fresh, local produce and effect change in the larger food system. Students study nutritional and environmental issues and engage in hands-on gardening, cooking, farmer’s market and service activities.

When: Thu Sep 18 2014 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: The Rooftop Garden, 901 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20001
Fee? yes Advance Tickets (until 9/4): $45; General Tickets $65; Green Thumb Sponsor (includes 2 tickets & recognition in the program) $250
Contact: Courtney Moran, (202) 383-4543
For more information: click here

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