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Around Town 9/19-9/25

Enjoy the nice weather while it’s still here?with some great events courtesy of our Catalogue nonprofits. This week we bring you a Write Night, Welcome Breakfast, ?Fishing Day, 5K walk, and a Power Party. Thanks so much everyone for a great week, hope to see you at the events!

Friday, September 19, 2014

WILL Power Party
Wilderness Leadership & Learning
The WILL Power Party will celebrate 10 YEARS of WILL positively impacting the lives of the DC youth from underserved neighborhoods and will: Bring WILL friends together to celebrate our successes Continue to raise awareness about WILL Introduce WILL to new friends Raise funds so we can increase the number of youth we impact Be a tremendous networking opportunity for DC professionals gathered with the common goal of investing in WILL and the future of DC youth Honor our Partners of the Year: Bennett Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein, and Maria Tukeva, Principal of the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

When: Fri Sep 19 2014 (5:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068
Fee? yes $125/person
Contact: Steve Abraham, (202) 319-2765
For more information: click here

Saturday, September 20, 2014

5K Family Run/Walk to Benefit Wounded Warrior Caregivers
Operation Homefront DC Metro Chapter
Behind Every Wounded Warrior is Another Courageous Heart Operation Homefront 5k Family Walk/Run to honor our military caregivers and sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of Americas (CDA). Registration & bib pick-up begin at 7am. Race start: 8am.

When: Sat Sep 20 2014 (08:00 AM)
Where: Cameron Run Regional Park, 4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304
Fee? yes Adults $25; Kids (<16) $10; Family Registration: $60
Contact: Operation Homefront, (703) 421-9033
For more information: click here

Recreational Fishing Day Volunteer Opportunity
Anacostia Watershed Society
Please join Anacostia Watershed Society, University of Maryland College Park, and Anacostia Community Museum for a day of recreational fishing! We will provide fishing rods and bait on a first-come, first-served basis (bring your own if you prefer). Each participant will receive a gift card valued at $10 for providing us with your catch (per DC fishing regulations)! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Please register so you can be notified if inclement weather cancels the event.

When: Sat Sep 20 2014 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Hains Point, 927 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: We are looking for 5 – 10 volunteers to help with event logistics (e.g., help with participant registration for those who provide caught fish, direct and check on participants, take GPS coordinates, distribute supplies and gift cards, assist with proper labeling and storage of fish samples). If you would like to help, please let us know in either the ‘Please share reasons for participating’ section or the ‘How did you hear about AWS’ section when you register and we will contact you with more details.
Contact: Lori Baranoff, (301) 699-6204 ext 107
For more information: click here

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ayuda’s Welcome Breakfast
Ayuda is a 41-year old direct services organization that provides legal, social, language services, education and training to low-income immigrants in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Most of the clients we serve are 300% below poverty level. Many speak limited or no English. Without Ayuda’s low-barrier, low-cost services (and sometimes we waive fees), the cycle of abuse and exploitation of immigrants and their families lead to untold economic desperation. Our clients, victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes, have come from 104 countries around the world. We can’t do our work without our friends and supporters. We hope you’ll join us at our Welcome Breakfast as we strive to expand our network of volunteers, ambassadors, and contributors.

When: Tue Sep 23 2014 (08:30 AM – 09:30 AM)
Where: The Hamilton Live, enter on F St between 14th & 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Fee? no
Contact: Sarah Block, (202) 387-4848 ext 143

Volunteer Write Night Volunteer Opportunity
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
Join usfor Write Night at The George Washington University Campus at the Marvin Center! Free Minds works to empower incarcerated youth through the transformative power of reading and writing. Our members are often sent off to federal prisons across the country, where they are isolated from their families and friends. They send us poems about their experiences, their emotions, and their hopes for the future. Write Night provides an invaluable connection to the outside world and gives them a chance to express themselves with a caring community that’s you all! It only takes a few minutes to write a response to an inmate’s poem, but it means so much to the poet. One of our members wrote: I want to thank you for sending me the feedback on my poetry. It caught me at the right time. It turned my whole day around. About those responses to my writing, it touched me that people felt the way they did about something I wrote.” Write Night is a casual event and you are invited to drop by or stay the entire time. We are always looking to expand our circle of volunteers so feel free to bring friends! We ask that if you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can have an idea of how many people to expect. If you can, please bring a potluck snack to share. Because of the success of Write Night, we request that you bring a donation of forever stamps to help with our mailing this month. This month’s Write Night is at The George Washington University campus in the Marvin Center. We’ll be in Room 403 (but please check back here before the event, as the exact room number is subject to change). We will have signs posted so that we are easily visible.

When: Tue Sep 23 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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