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Around Town 11/7-11/13

Don’t stay in the house this weekend; instead, get out there for some exciting events brought to you by Catalogue nonprofits. Amazing speakers, theater productions, fall fundraisers, and other great happenings: what a PACKED weekend!

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Encore Stage & Studio Encore Stage & Studio proudly presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Vera Morris. Sleepy Hollow is a little town with more than its fair share of spooky ghost stories. The citizens of Sleepy Hollow know the legend of the Headless Horseman is just make-believe until the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, arrives. Suddenly, strange things begin to happen and he comes face to face with the famous ghost. Will Ichabod triumph over the mysterious Horseman Join us as the legend unfolds, and see for yourself. Some sequences may be frightening for young children. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Production runs November 7 through 16.

When: Fri Nov 7 2014 (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM) Where: Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204 Fee? yes $12 adults; $10 for children, students, military and seniors Contact: visit, (703) 548-1154

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Stepping Stones Harvest Hoedown

Stepping Stones Shelter Yee-Haw! Put on your boots and round up your posse for our Harvest Hoedown. Get ready for a stomping good time!!! We will have Live Music, Dancing, BBQ & Drinks, Featuring Rocklands Wine!!! Join us for our fall fundraiser to benefit Stepping Stones Shelter.

When: Sat Nov 8 2014 (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM) Where: Rockland’s Farm and Winery, 14525 Montevideo Rd Poolesville, MD 20837 Fee? yes Early Bird Tickets $30; After October 15th Tickets are $40 Volunteer Info: Set-up, Breakdown, misc. Volunteers must be 21+ Contact: Evelyn Lopez, (301) 251-0567 For more information: click here

Monte Carlo Night

Community Ministries of Rockville An evening of “Wining and Dining” to benefit the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic. This event will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Clinic and will feature casino style games, a live auction with guest auctioneer Scott “The Vine Guy” Greenberg from WTOP, and a silent auction filled with all things “Wining and Dining”

When: Sat Nov 8 2014 (7:00 PM – 11:00 AM) Where: Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd, Rockville, MD 20850 Fee? yes $75 Contact: Lynn Arndt, (301) 637-0705 For more information: click here

Maya Beiser

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue The Israeli-American cellist contrasts a carefully curated set of uncovers of modern rock songs with a set of spiritual works.

When: Sat Nov 8 2014 (8:00 PM) Where: Sixth & I 600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Fee? yes $30 Contact: Hannah Orenstein, (202) 408-3100 For more information: click here

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Veteran’s Day 10K & Tidal Basin Walk

Teens Run DC Teens Run DC will be participating in the Veteran’s Day 10K & Tidal Basin in Downtown, Washington DC. Friends, Mentors, Youth, and Staff will either be running or walking in the race.

When: Sun Nov 9 2014 (08:00 AM) Where: West Potomac Park, Washington, DC 20024 Fee? yes Friends of Teens Run DC are responsible for the cost of their bib ($20-35). Contact: Jacinta Smith, (404) 936-1470 For more information: click here

Complete the Circle FoodRaiser

Our Daily Bread Did you know that 73,000 people who live in the Fairfax County area don’t know on any given day if they will have anything to eat; half of them are children. Fairfax County non-profits Our Daily Bread and Food for Others are joining together once again to host the fun and inspirational Complete the Circle FoodRaiser to help feed the hungry and raise awareness about hunger and need in Fairfax County. Participants create a fun Art for the Sky picture that is photographed from high above by artist Daniel Dancer. The perimeter of the circle is formed by food donations that are brought by participants that day. There will also be live music, food and children’s entertainment.

When: Sun Nov 9 2014 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM) Where: Fairfax High School, Practice Field, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030 Fee? yes $5-10 for event T-shirt Volunteer Info: Volunteers are encouraged to register as groups to participate in the event. We are also recruiting volunteers to help set up the event that morning, and clean up after the event. Contact: Jennifer Rose, (703) 273-8829 For more information: click here

Joshua Safran at the JCCGW Book Festival

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse Joshua Safran will discuss his new memoir, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid. Safran was born to a coven of lesbian witches in a Haight-Ashbury commune, spent his childhood hitchhiking and surviving the elements and a violent alcoholic stepfather from El Salvador, and, against all odds, found his way to Orthodox Judaism and law school. An author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for survivors of domestic violence and the wrongfully imprisoned, Safran’s compelling and inspirational story has been heard around the world on the BBC, NPR, PBS, CBS, and FOX News. Light hors d’oevres will be served.

When: Sun Nov 9 2014 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM) Where: Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 Fee? yes $20 Contact: Kira, (301) 315-8040 ext 4 For more information: click here

Suzanne Vega

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Vega performs hits from throughout her illustrious career.

When: Sun Nov 9 2014 (8:00 PM) Where: Sixth & I 600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Fee? yes $35 Contact: Hannah Orenstein, (202) 408-3100 For more information: click here

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Caregiver’s Conference

Insight Memory Care Center Join other family caregivers for a daylong conference! Have a chance to talk with other caregivers, learn practical tips, visit exhibitors who offer supportive services and even earn CEUs! This year’s keynote speaker will be Doctor Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall balance and brain health.

When: Tue Nov 11 2014 (08:00 AM – 3:30 PM) Where: First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302 Fee? yes $30 for attendees Contact: Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium, (703) 204-4664 For more information: click here

Cause 9th Annual Veterans Day Benefit Gala

Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE) There is no better way to celebrate Veteran’s Day than by honoring, thanking, and showing your support for our nation’s heroes at the annual Cause Veteran’s Day Benefit Gala. Featuring a silent auction, wounded warrior guest speakers, and live music. Gala Honorary Chair: Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Gala Emcee: Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin Gala Guest Speaker: SSgt Jeremiah Workman, USMC (Ret.) Wounded Warrior Entertainment will be provided by country music artist Jennifer Nickerson and singer-songwriter Peyton Tochterman from Charlottesville, VA.

When: Tue Nov 11 2014 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) Where: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 Fee? yes Individual: $300 / Under-30: $175 / Active-Duty Military or Cause Volunteer: $150 / Table of 10: $3,000 Volunteer Info: Registration, silent auction assistance, coat check Contact: Teresa Rudacille, (703) 591-4965 For more information: click here

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An Evening with Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking Book Tour with special guest Thomas Dolby

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue In The Art of Asking, the rock star and crowdfunder inspires readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

When: Wed Nov 12 2014 (8:00 PM) Where: Sixth & I 600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Fee? yes $15 in advance; $18 day of show Contact: Hannah Orenstein, (202) 408-3100 For more information: click here

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On Tap’s Cider Press 2014

SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia Join On Tap for Second Annual Cider Press sampling event to benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern VA. You’ll enjoy unlimited samples of hard ciders, complimentary appetizers from our hosts Virtue Feed & Grain as well as enjoy live music and the chance to win to cool prizes. Ciders: More than 20 different ciders TBA Attire: Business casual, dressy casual Where: Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314, You must be 21+ to attend this event, and tickets will be a guest list at the door, no hard tickets are mailed out.

When: Thu Nov 13 2014 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) Where: Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA` 22314 Fee? yes $25 tickets in advance, $35 at door Contact: Tracy Leonard, (703) 820-9001 For more information: click here

Marcus Samuelsson

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue The five-time James Beard Award recipient shares 150 multicultural dishes in Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home.

When: Thu Nov 13 2014 (7:00 PM) Where: Sixth & I, 600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Fee? yes 1 ticket + 1 book: $35; 2 tickets + 1 book: $45 Contact: Hannah Orenstein, (202) 408-3100 For more information:click here

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