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Around Town 5/15-5/21

Catalogue nonprofits have enough events this week to fill up your entire schedule! For the theater goers they bring you improv, play shorts, and a choral festival. For the nature goers they bring you a national kids park day, a family fun day, and a 5K! See what other great events they have planned for family and friends!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Get a taste of improv!

Washington Improv Theater
Is Improv as fun as it looks? Yes it is! And Washington Improv Theater’s free Improv For All workshops are a great way to get a taste. We’re hosting workshops Friday, 5/15 at 7 PM and Saturday, 5/16 at noon. Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

When: Fri May 15 2015 (7:00 PM)
Where: CentroNia youthCRU, 1420 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? no
Contact: Washington Improv Theater, (202) 204-7770
For more information: click here

Fifth Annual Dramathon

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Once again, participants will join some of Washington’s top actors for premiere readings of original short plays by some of DC’s most esteemed playwrights, all to help us provide financial support to send kids to camp. All funds raised go toward our Send a Kid to Theatre Camp campaign, which, this year, will provide $83,000 in scholarships to help financially disadvantaged children and teens participate in our summer camps and institutes.

When: Fri May 15 2015 (10:30 PM)
Where: Theater J, 1529 16 St NW, Washington DC 20036
Fee? yes $15
Contact: The Theatre Lab, (202) 999-3449
For more information: click here

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kids to Parks Day

National Park Trust
Children, families, teachers, cities, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year’s Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of local and national collaborators. This year’s KTP Day will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015, the week before the official start of summer. NPT is encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town. For information about events in your area visit us at:

When: Sat May 16 2015 (00:00 AM)
Where: Nationwide
Fee? no
Contact: William Schrack, (301) 279-7275 ext 17

JPMF Annual Family Fun Day

The Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund
Saturday looks like it will be a perfect day to break out that bathing suit! Be sure to come to Our Special Harbor for an Early Opening of the Sprayground! Bring your water shoes, a towel and your friends!

When: Sat May 16 2015 (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Where: lee District Family ReCenter, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
Fee? no
Contact: Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund , (703) 549-4444
For more information: click here

Vive La France! — Children’s Chorus of Washington’s Spring Concert

Children’s Chorus of Washington
Childrens Chorus of Washington (CCW) is pleased to announce its Spring Concert, Vive la France!, featuring CCW’s five award-winning choral ensembles and guest artist Lauren Cook, accordion. With Vive la France!, CCW continues its French-themed season in anticipation of its tour to France this summer. CCW’s performing ensembles, comprised of 160 choristers ages 9-18, will present a celebration of French music, language, and culture. Audience members will be treated to a wide range of choral styles from Edith Piaf’s beloved La Vie en Rose, to Cole Porter’s I Love Paris, along with the more contemporary Dirait-on from Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses, and a selection of songs in French and English. Joan Gregoryk, Founder and Artistic Director said, “It has been a wonderful experience to research and discover all the glorious French choral music that has been written for children’s voices.” We are so looking forward to sharing these songs with audiences here, and on our tour to France this summer. This concert is suitable for ages 6 and up!

When: Sat May 16 2015 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM)
Where: National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Fee? yes $50 premium seating; $25 adults ($30 at the door); $10 children 12 and under ($12 at the door); $15 for CCW alumni
Contact: Children’s Chorus of Washington, (202) 237-1005
For more information: click here

Annual Gala, ” A Night of Magic” Volunteer Opportunity

Community Ministries of Rockville
Annual Gala to benefit Community Minsitries of Rockville. Co-chairs by County Executive Ike and First Lady Catherine Legget will be joined by Washington Post Columnist John Kelly who will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. A Silent Auction filled with over 250 items will begin the evening followed by dinner, music and a live auction.

When: Sat May 16 2015 (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM)
Where: Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
Fee? yes $100 Adults; $25 Silent Auction Only
Volunteer Info: Volunteers will help with set up, registration, management of the auctions, and check out.
Contact: Lynn Arndt, (3301) 637-0705
For more information: click here

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Red Shoe 5K Run and WalkVolunteer Opportunity

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC
A fundraiser for the families we serve, runners and walkers are welcome. There will be prizes, including for our small fry fun run. A family-friendly event, there will also be kids games, face painting and other activities. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome.

When: Sun May 17 2015 (07:30 AM – 12:00 NOON)
Where: 2303 Dulles Station Boulevard, above, Herndon, VA 20171
Fee? yes $35 until May 15, then $40, $25 small fry, strollers free
Volunteer Info: Assist with set up and breakdown, registration and activities
Contact: Kristen Claus, (202) 529-8204
For more information: click here

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Celebration of Service 2015Volunteer Opportunity

DC Law Students In Court Program
Enjoy cocktails, light fare, and live jazz with DC Law Students in Court, as we salute the D.C. legal community and its commitment to probono service and equal justice for all. This year we will honor Roderic V.O. Boggs, Executive Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. With Capitol views from the terrace of Jones Day Law Firm. To register and donate, visit

When: Tue May 19 2015 (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Where: The Terrace at Jones Day Law Firm, 300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Fee? yes $150 per person ($75 public interest)
Contact:, (202) 638-4798
For more information: click here

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Incorporating Sustainability into Your Everyday Life ~ at Work and Home

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment
Join us to learn practical ways to incorporate sustainable practices in your everyday life, at home and at work. The program will provide an introduction to the concept of a circular economy, which moves away from the current linear processes (taking resources, using them once, and then tossing them into landfill) to a more efficient, clean, and profitable economy that designs waste out of the system You will learn: A framework to help you assess the environmental impacts and solutions for your home, church, school, or business, Guidelines for sustainable practices for energy, water, materials, waste, and toxic control, Guidelines for sustainable buying with featuring examples of innovative sustainable products and services to get you started

When: Wed May 20 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, 3308 S Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206
Fee? no
Contact: Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, (703) 228-6427
For more information: click here

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