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Around Town 5/1-5/7

Who can believe it’s already May! And don’t worry, DC Region weather plans to keep us on our toes with absolutely GORGEOUS weather moving into town this weekend and next (contrary to the cloud cover now). Let Catalogue nonprofits take care of your plans with events all over the Region, for all ages!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Step Afrika! Reads at the Hill Center

Step Afrika! USA
Step Afrika! Reads is designed to teach young children of all cultural and economic backgrounds to be active. It encourages parents to read to their children on a daily basis. The 35-minute program is structured for two to five year-olds and combines reading, exercise and creative movement. Tickets are free but there’s limited space so please use the link below to reserve a spot!

When: Fri May 1 2015 (10:00 AM – 10:45 AM)
Where: Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? no
Contact: Alorie Clark, (202) 399-7993 ext 112
For more information: click here

Club Joe’s Performance

Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus
Come out and celebrate the awesome children of Joe’s Movement Emporium’s after school arts program. See what they’ve learned and experience how great you feel after watching the next generation of movers have a blast on stage.

When: Fri May 1 2015 (5:30 PM)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Fee? yes $5, free for children
Contact: Joe’s Movement Emporium, (301) 699-1819
For more information: click here

Artful LivingVolunteer Opportunity

Our Daily Bread
In cooperation with Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, Our Daily Bread presents an elegant evening of art, wine and strengthening community at Artful Living. We will enjoy inspirational works of art, lively Latin-jazz sounds from local band Batida Diferente, and delicious wine and appetizers. We are honored to have Delegate Kenneth R. Plum serve as our celebrity auctioneer! Your support for and attendance at Artful Living will support our efforts do more for struggling families throughout the Fairfax County area.

When: Fri May 1 2015 (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Where: Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
Fee? yes $40 in advance; $50 at the door
Volunteer Info: As of March 15, Our Daily Bread is seeking volunteers to help plan and organize the event. On the evening of the event, we will need volunteers to help run the event. We will especially need assistance with set-up and clean-up that evening. Contact Christina Garris at if you would like to volunteer or learn more
Contact: Jennifer Rose, (703) 273-8
For more information: click here

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Social Justice Yard Sale

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna
The Shepherd’s Center will once again participate in the Unitarian Church’s social justice yard sale. The proceeds will benefit four local nonprofits!

When: Sat May 2 2015 (09:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rod, Oakton, VA 22124
Fee? no
Contact:Lourdes, (703) 281-5086
For more information: click here

A walk for our future to the Anacostia River!

Washington Parks & People
A walk, bike, and roll through Marvin Gaye and Kenilworth Parks! Meet us at Marvin Gaye Recreation Center (6201 Banks Place NE) just one block from Capitol Heights Metro, and stroll with us to the Anacostia River. Get excited for family-friendly programming along the way, and come prepared to use our imagination to envision a better park in our community.

When: Sat May 2 2015 (09:30 AM)
Where: 6201 Banks Place NE, Washington DC 20019
Fee? no
Contact: Micah Bales, (202) 462-7275
For more information: click here


Washington Revels
Celebrate Spring with Washington Revels at the 2015 Flower Mart, sponsored by the National Cathedral All Hallows Guild! We will once again bring in the May as part of the annual All Hallows Guild Flower Mart a popular two-day festival since 1939. DC’s favorite spring outdoor family event features plants, herbs, food, puppet shows, carousel rides, boutiques and entertainment for the whole family. We will present a one-hour show celebrating Spring with traditional songs and dances, the crowning of a May Queen, children’s singing games, and a little bit of Irish song to recall our 2014 Christmas show. And of course, there will be lots of opportunities for audience participation.

When: Sat May 2 2015 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Where: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20016
Fee? no
Contact: Washington Revels, (301) 587-3835
For more information: click here

Spring Farm Festival

Alice Ferguson Foundation
All are invited as we open our gates to the public on this day. Come enjoy the view, natural areas, and the lively barnyard that teach and inspire thousands of students each year. Adventures include: – Plant Sale (veggies, herbs, perennials, annuals, native plants & more!) – Live Music – Arts & Crafts Sale – Hay Wagon Rides to the Potomac River (nominal fee) – Barnyard Adventures: cow milking, wool spinning, butter churning, blacksmithing – Antique Tools – Kids’ Activities at the Log Cabin – Food and Refreshments will be for sale. Enjoy lunch on top of the hill overlooking the Potomac River toward Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon

When: Sat May 2 2015 (11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Hard Bargain Farm, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607
Fee? yes $5 per car
Contact: Alice Ferguson Foundation, (301) 292-5665
For more information: click here

4th Annual Garden of Light Volunteer Opportunity

Bethany House of Northern Virginia
Bethany House of Northern Virginia’s (BHNV) will host its 4th annual Garden of Light reception on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 3 – 6 pm at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA. Join us for an inspirational afternoon of food, fellowship, live music, a client testimonial and a silent auction with many one-of a kind packages donated by local area businesses. Tickets are $55.00 per person, and will directly benefit victims of abuse served through BHNV’s Family Assistance Program.

When: Sat May 2 2015 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Where: Immanuel Bible Church, 6691 Braddock Road, Springfield, VA 22151
Fee? yes $55 per person ($50 Early Bird price through February 13, 2015)
Volunteer Info: Volunteers are needed to assist with set up and clean up, auction set up, and on-site registration. Volunteers are needed prior to the event to join our fundraising committee and assist with planning for the event.
Contact: Jasmin Witcher, (703) 658-9500
For more information: click here

2015 Good Shepherd Housing Annual Spring Gala

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, Inc. (GSH) is holding its annual charity Spring Gala, on May 2, 2015 at 6 pm at The Westin Alexandria. For more than forty years, GSH has been a vital and essential provider of human services to the most vulnerable in our service area of southeastern Fairfax County. Last year alone we helped more than 1,000 families with our services or housing. We gave them a fresh start toward a future of stable housing. The event is attended by over 300 supporters including elected national and local leaders, community leaders and influential corporate heads. The event features a seated dinner, VIP reception, live and silent auctions, and dancing.

When: Sat May 2 2015 (6:00 PM)
Where: Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Fee? yes $175/adult
Contact: Maureen Devine, (703) 768-9404 ext 113
For more information: click here

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Defender of Play 5K

Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Calling all superheroes! Join forces with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project and tackle a 5K to defend the right for all children to play, regardless of housing status. On race day, participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite real-life or fictional superhero. There will be pre- and post-race fun and games and opportunities to learn more about the Playtime Project and how you can be involved.

When: Sun May 3 2015 (08:00 AM)
Where: Rock Creek Park (Picnic Grove 24), 4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Fee? yes $35 Individual Runner, $120 Group Registration
Contact: Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, (202) 329-4481

The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate Team Challenge 8K Volunteer Opportunity

The Arc of Northern Virginia
The Arc of Northern Virginia is the area’s leading community organization serving over 16,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and rare chromosomal disorders and their families The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate Team Challenge 8K brings together companies and the community to raise important funds to sustain and strengthen its vital programs, services, and advocacy for people with ID/DD. You are invited to join hundreds of runners from local and national corporations and community organizations to compete for glory in a 8K Run! About the Race: For thirty-seven years, this has been Northern Virginia’s premier corporate and community challenge foot race and the area’s only team-based race with teams of 5-7 runners. This year’s race will be on SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 at beautiful BURKE LAKE PARK in FAIRFAX STATION, VIRGINIA. For more information about registering a team, as well as the many sponsorship opportunities that can provide corporate visibility and greatly further the important work of The Arc of Northern Virginia, please contact: Howard Stregack, Director of Development or 703-208-1119 ext. 102

When: Sun May 3 2015 (09:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Where: Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Fee? yes For more info, visit:
Contact: Howard Stregack, (703) 208-1119 ext 102
For more information: click here

Girls on the Run – DC Community 5K Volunteer Opportunity

Girls on the Run – DC
One girl at a time, Girls on the Run has changed 1 million girls’ lives. One girl at a time, we’re going to change one million more. Girls on the Run – DC is proud to be a part of this milestone as we serve our 10,000th girl this spring. Join us as we celebrate at the 5K and look forward to serving 10,000 more girls here in the District. All are welcome!

When: Sun May 3 2015 (10:00 AM)
Where: Anacostia Park, 882 Howard Road SE Washington, DC 20020
Fee? yes $35 for community participants or buddy runners
Volunteer Info: Safety runners, course marshals, information volunteers
Contact: Kelly, (832) 443-8909

Artists Reception: Shades of Spring Show & Sale

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Please join us for a Meet the Artists Reception. Enjoy wine, refreshments and live music while you shop for handmade gifts and fine art created by 40 local artist members of the Art League of Germantown during their annual Shades of Spring Show Sale held in The Kay Gallery from April?29 through May 3, 2015. (Open during limited Show Hours daily, please check schedule).

When: Sun May 3 2015 (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr,, Germantown, MD 20874
Fee? no
Contact: BlackRock, (301) 528-2260

Step ALIVE! Walkathon

ALIVE! (ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically)
The 34th annual Step ALIVE! Walkathon will raise funds for ALIVE!’s Child Development Center (CDC), a full-day preschool program serving children of low-income working parents. The CDC is the only NAEYC-accredited, full-day, year-round preschool in the city that offers a sliding scale fee for tuition. Proceeds from the walkathon help bridge the gap between what families can afford to pay and what it costs to provide a quality education and environment for these children. Join us afterward for a picnic featuring prizes and music.

When: Sun May 3 2015 (1:15 PM)
Where: First Christian Church, 2723 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
Fee? yes $25 virtual walker, $20 ages 19-70, $5 ages 12-18 and over 70
Contact: Alive!, (703) 837-9321
For more information: click here

Monday, May 04, 2015

KEEN Golf ClassicVolunteer Opportunity

KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
Held at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland the KEEN Golf Classic raises funds to support our innovative programs serving young people with disabilities. The KEEN Golf Classic includes: Scramble format game with contests throughout the course; Lunch, a reception with open bar, and an awards dinner; and Live and silent auctions.

When: Mon May 4 2015 (12:00 NOON – 6:30 PM)
Where: Woodmont Country Club, 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Fee? yes Single Golfer $500, Foursomes $2,000 and Sponsor Options starting at $500
Volunteer Info: Volunteers help with set up, greeting guests, registration, course contests, and the auctions.
Contact: Elizabeth Doherty, (301) 775-7572

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Homestretch Benefit Breakfast

Please join us on May 13 for our annual Benefit Breakfast. Learn how Homestretch has been impacting the lives of homeless families for 25 years. A hot breakfast will be served. There is no cost to attend the event however a donation to support services for Homestretch families is encouraged.

When: Wed May 13 2015 (08:00 AM – 09:00 AM)
Where: Fairview Park Mariott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va 22042
Fee? no
Contact:, (703) 237-2035 ext 125

Home Runs for Horton’s Kids

Horton’s Kids
Join Horton’s Kids for our 7th Annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids! This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 13th at Nationals Park. The event includes: Buffet, open bar, and complimentary valet parking Batting practice in indoor cages with Nationals staff Special appearance by Screech, the Nationals Mascot, and races with President Teddy Face painting, kid-friendly carnival games, and Microsoft Kinect for Xbox One kiosk Each adult guest with event admission may bring up to 3 children, 14-years-old and under, for free! In 2014, more than 110 corporations sponsored the event, which also attracted support from a bi-partisan Honorary Host Committee and Congressional staff. For additional information, including corporate sponsorships, please visit

When: Wed May 13 2015 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? yes $250 per individual ticket; children join their parents at no additional cost
Contact: Kristin Frontiera, (202) 544-5033 ext 10
For more information: click here

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