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Around Town 9/26-10/2

As we enter this busy Fall season, you can see that our nonprofits are hard at work planning annual Galas, Fun Runs, and festivals for all! With most of the tourists gone, this is a great time to make connections in your neighborhood and connect with our amazing nonprofits. Happy Friday!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Washington Executives Association Charity Golf Tournament

On September 26th, the Washington Executives Association (WEA) will be hosting a golf tournament to benefit FACETS at the Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, VA. If you’re interested in playing and being part of a great day-while at the same time giving back to the community, register today and bring your co-workers, clients and prospective clients.

When: Fri Sep 26 2014 (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Fee? yes
Contact: Carolyn Lagermasini, (703) 352-6342

Saturday, September 27, 2014

World of Wheels for CASA: Family Festival and Touch a Truck

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County
This family-friendly community event will feature cars, trucks of all sizes, cycles and more! Come out to see these many forms of transportation in person. Enjoy an assortment of activities for kids of all ages… Moonbounces, food and more! Proceeds go to Court Appointed Special Advocate/Prince George‘s County. Entry is $5 per person (children 2yrs old and younger are free) or $10 for a VIP package. Contact us at or see the World of Wheels page for more information. If your company is interested in sponsoring the event or providing a vehicle, please contact Kara Bundy at

When: Sat Sep 27 2014 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Where: DeMatha High School, 4313 Madison Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Fee? yes $5 per person; children 2 and under are free
Volunteer Info: Volunteers are needed to plan the event as well as help the day of the event with ticket sales, food preparation, staffing tables, etc.
Contact: Kara Bundy, (301) 897-0827
For more information:click here

Diaper Distribution Day!

DC Diaper Bank
Our distribution days are one of the most exciting and important days at DC Diaper Bank. This is the day we distribute more than 50,000 diapers to over 18 amazing organizations across the DC Metro area. Come join us as we help these great organization fill their trucks with much needed diapers for the families that they serve.

When: Sat Sep 27 2014 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: DC Diaper Bank Warehouse 8858 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Sorting and packing diapers; helping with other inventory
Contact: Corinne Cannon, (202) 656-8503

39th Anniversary Benefit Gala

The Downtown Cluster’s Geriatric Day Care Center
Benefit Gala to support the frail elderly of Washington, DC Entertainment: Memphis Gold Band

When: Sat Sep 27 2014 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Washington Navy Yard, 1411 Parsons Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20374
Fee? yes $75.00
Contact: Thomye Cave, (202) 347-7527

Sunday, September 28, 2014

11th Annual 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk

First Generation College Bound
The Riverfest 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk starts and finishes at Laurel’s scenic Riverfront Park, located at the end of Avondale Street off Main Street in Laurel, MD. The Riverfest 5K course is beautiful as well as challenging so come out and race for education! All proceeds raised with support FGCB’s college access program. T-shirts will be provided to all race participants. Packet pickup: Saturday, September 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm @ Robert J. DiPietro Community Center (7901 Cypress Street, Laurel, MD 20707) Event details and schedule: Race day registration begins @ 7:45am. There will be a warm up stretch with Magnificant Body at 8:30am. Participants should be at the starting line @ 8:50am. The 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk both begin at 9:00am. Visit or to register.

When: Sun Sep 28 2014 (09:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Where: Riverfront Park Avondale and main Street, Laurel, MD 20707
Fee? yes $25
Contact: Nickole Conyngham, (301) 490-0911
For more information: click here

Second Annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Fun Walk/Run

Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center
Sponsors, Exhibitors & Participants are invited to sign up for the second annual event that will feature exhibits of family friendly crafters and programs at 2 pm until 4 pm race. Proceeds of race support the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center’s high-quality early childhood education program, keeping it affordable and accessible to children from low-income, working families. Prizes for runners. Race is on the scenic, mostly flat W&OD Trail starting and ending in the heart of Falls Church.

When: Sun Sep 28 2014 (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Where: W&OD Trail 400 N. Oak St., Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Fee? yes Early Bird Rates: $15 runners on 5K; $10 1K until July 1.
Volunteer Info: Set up, Serve as Course Marshalls During Race, Give out Water to runners, Assist with Registration, Clean Up after Race.
Contact: Renee Boyle, (703) 534-4907
For more information:click here

Workshop: Energy & Faith

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment
Presented by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), and Interfaith Power and Light, this workshop will cover the importance of energy efficiency and tips for saving energy in the home with reflection on the responsibility as people of faith to consider the impact of our electricity use. Participants will learn how to evaluate different segments of the home including heating/cooling, insulation, lighting, appliances, windows and more. We’ll also review the Energy Star Yard Stick tool for evaluating home energy use. A potluck dinner and social hour will be held prior to the event. If interested, please bring a dish and arrive at 6:00 p.m.

When: Sun Sep 28 2014 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204
Fee? no
Contact: Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, (703) 228-6427
For more information: click here

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Happy Hour at Marvin!

The Family Place
The Family Place is partnering with Marvin to help raise money to provide food for disadvantaged families in the District.

When: Thu Oct 2 2014 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Where: Marvin DC, 2007 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? no
Contact: The Family Place DC, (202) 265-0149

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