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Around Town 3/27-4/2

We are blown away at the amazing events going on this weekend and next week courtesy of Catalogue nonprofits! A comprehensive conference on poverty, fundraising events with Scrabble and outdoor walks, and countless opportunities to get out into our community and meet some amazing people! What more could you ask for?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Mural MadnessVolunteer Opportunity

Hands on DC What can you do to make a student smile? How could you alongside hundreds more remake a school into a better place to learn! Register now to volunteer at our 2015 March Mural Madness event. Join us for a day-long service event to brighten and enhance DC schools with a wide variety of school projects that range from educational and school spirit murals to other painting and cleaning projects. Sign-up as an individual or as part of a team and make a difference in our community.

When: Sat Mar 28 2015 (08:30 AM – 3:00 PM) Where: Public Schools across DC, TBD, Washington, DC 20001 Fee? no Volunteer Info: Event Schedule: 8:30 am – 9:00 am:Volunteers arrive and sign-in 9:00 am – 12:00 pm:Volunteers work on projects 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm:Lunch break 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm:Volunteers clean-up project area and head home Contact: Hands on DC, (202) 667-5808 For more information:click here

The National Conference on Ending Poverty

A Wider Circle The National Conference on Ending Poverty will bring together people of all backgrounds and experiences to learn about successful programs and plan immediate actions going forward. Those who live every day in poverty will connect with those who do not in order to develop stronger connections and more meaningful solutions. The conference will also bring together coalitions of professionals from diverse fields to show their support of and commitment to our neighbors in need.

When: Sat Mar 28 2015 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) Where: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001 Fee? yes $20 general registration; $10 student registration; Free scholarship admission open to all Contact: A Wider Circle, (301) 608-3504 For more information:click here

Spring Market

Community of Hope You’re invited to a Spring Market at the Conway Health and Resource Center – with special guest: the Easter Bunny! Come by for the free Easter egg hunt and kids’ activities, and support local businesses. Vendors from our neighborhood will be selling jewelry, clothing, crafts and other gifts.

When: Sat Mar 28 2015 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM) Where: Community of Hope DC, 4 Atlantic St, SW, Washington, DC 20032 Fee? no Contact: Community of Hope DC, (202) 407-7760 For more information:click here

Sunday, March 29, 2015

2015 “Hope Stroll” Indoor Walk & Family DayVolunteer Opportunity

Generation Hope The “Hope Stroll” is a fun way to make a lasting impact on young families throughout the D.C. metro area. The event helps fund our work, which increases the number of teen mothers and teen fathers in the D.C. area who become college graduates. Generation Hope is dedicated to reducing poverty one family at a time through education. We need YOU to help us in making sure young parents reach the finish line — a college degree! Walk with us, show your support, and have fun while you do it! The “Hope Stroll” is an indoor walk and family day with lots of fun activities, music, vendors, and entertainment! Show your support and sign up to walk on March 29th! You can join as an individual or a team. Bring your friends and family, co-workers, neighbors, and children. Everyone is welcome!

When: Sun Mar 29 2015 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM) Where: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sherriff Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785 Fee? yes $25 walker registration (early bird); children 18 and under are FREE Volunteer Info: Greeters, walk supporters, manning children’s activities, set up, clean up, serving walker breakfast, etc. Contact: Ericka Harley, (202) 656-8705 For more information:click here

Scrabble Scramble

Literacy Council of Montgomery County The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will host a SCRABBLE SCRAMBLE to raise money for the organization’s adult literacy programs. Four-player teams will compete to achieve the highest total score. Players will be able to purchase extra letters, buy a peek at a dictionary, and play cooperatively with other team members. Dinner is included, along with a silent auction and raffle.

When: Sun Mar 29 2015 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Where: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Rockivlle, MD 20852 Fee? yes $275 per table of four, $150 per pair, and $75 per individual. Contact: Danielle Verbiest, (301) 610-0030 ext 202 For more information:click here

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dine for CASA at Franklin’s in Hyattsville!

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County Dine or shop at Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery and General Store on 03/30/15, then give your receipt to the hostess or cashier and tell them you want to support CASA/Prince George’s County. 20% of the total receipts collected will be donated to CASA. Have lunch with friends, organize a happy houror get a head start on holiday or birthday shopping at their unique General Store. This is a fun way to help bring more voices to children in foster care!

When: Mon Mar 30 2015 (10:00 AM – 9:30 PM) Where: Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store, 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781 Fee? yes Purchase of meal or items at the store. Contact: Penny Gerber, (301) 209-0491 ext 203 For more information:click here

Adult Literacy Tutor Information Session

Literacy Council of Montgomery County The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold an information session for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write, or speak English. Once volunteers have completed the information session, they can select a two-part training session that fits their schedules. No foreign language skills are necessary. Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups, and typically meet with students in libraries or community centers at mutually convenient times.

When: Mon Mar 30 2015 (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM) Where: Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 Fee? no Contact: Jennifer Redding, (301) 610-0030 ext 208 For more information:click here

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