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Around Town 9/25-10/1

What a weird week DC! Between the Pope and lots of people telecommuting, it looks like a great weekend to get out and meet some great local nonprofits!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Joy of Motion @ Barracks Row Festival

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Enjoy the fall day at Barrack’s Row Festival on 8th Street SE. Free performances, arts workshops, demonstrations, and more! JOMDC will share a tent with neighborhood arts organizations, including Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW). Come say hello!

When: Sat Sep 26 2015 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Where: 8th St SE & F St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? no
Contact: Rachel Pearl, (202) 813-9505

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bring More Balance with Feldenkrais Method

Joy of Motion Dance Center
Enjoy some gentle movement experiments that will provide you with key tools to reestablish and maintain your balance whenever life tries to trip you up!

When: Sun Sep 27 2015 (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Where: JOMDC Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Fee? yes $25-30
Contact: Rachel Pearl, (202) 813-9505
For more information: click here

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

APAH Affordable Housing Month Open House

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) welcomes the community to learn more about affordable housing during open houses held in celebration of Affordable Housing Month in September. Learn about and discuss topics such as: what is affordable housing? Who lives in affordable housing? Why is it important? How is it financed?

When: Wed Sep 30 2015 (08:00 AM – 08:45 AM)
Where: Buchanan Gardens Community Room, 926 S Buchanan Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Fee? no
Contact: Emily Simmonds, (703) 276-7444 ext 109
For more information: click here

Open Arms Housing 4th Annual Fundraiser “Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives”?

Open Arms Housing
Open Arms Housing will be hosting its 4th Annual Fundraiser “Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives” on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the National Associations of Realtors. Guided by the Open Arms Housing mission to provide permanent supportive housing for the most vulnerable of DC’s homeless women, this year’s event promises to be memorable. Enjoy spectacular views of Washington, DC, fabulous music by DC’s own SynchroniCity and tasty fare provided by Noodles & Co. We are excited to host keynote speaker, Dr. Sam Tsemberis, CEO of Pathways to Housing. Don’t forget to get your tickets now as space is limited and this experience is one you don’t want to miss. Tickets are $100 person/$150 for two. Follow this link to purchase tickets

When: Wed Sep 30 2015 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: National Association of Realtors, 500 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
Fee? yes $100 for 1 ticket / 2 for $150,
Contact: Erica, (202) 470-3634
For more information: click here

#WhatsUpWednesday 09.16.15

Happy Wednesday! The Catalogue kicked off our week by welcoming our brand new class of 2015-2016 “best of the best” small nonprofits across Greater Washington. We shared with them the best ways to leverage their Catalogue partnership, and introduced them to some of our friends, such as Meridian Hill Pictures, and fellow Catalogue nonprofits, such as DC SCORES (last year’s Giving Tuesday winner). Check out the video below to see what else our network was up to this week:

Operation Second Chance (New ’15-’16 Catalogue partner!)
Today was a recovery day for atOperation Second Chance after sending out 32 care packages to our Heroes overseas yesterday!

2Seeds Network
The Magoma Project students collected 54 eggs today from their school chicken coop! These eggs will be sold locally to finance the primary school’s meals program.

We kicked off both our LearnServe Fellows and Incubator programs this week! The LearnServe Fellows Program brings together high school students from across the Washington, DC, area to learn how to bring sustainable social change to their communities. To learn more about these programs, visit this page.

Our Daily Bread
“It really helps you know how much you are spending,” said an attendee of our Free Financial Counseling Clinic at UCM of Alexandria last Wednesday. The volunteer Financial Planners and intake assistants from ODB are gearing up for the next clinic with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries in Chantilly on 9/28. Visit ODB’s Financial Literacy page to get a handle on your finances, or get involved in helping others!

Byte Back
ByteBack has just launched a new website at! They’re proud to introduce this user-friendly site for students, community members, alumni, volunteers, supporters, and partners. Find information easily, check out newly added resources, and see how ByteBack programs are transforming students’ lives. ByteBack is putting tech within reach for underserved DC residents with new features, including: Student success stories, resources in English and Spanish for students and community to learn and gain career opportunities, and easier ways for supporters to get involved and help change lives. Click around the new site to learn, volunteer, give, or hire!

ThanksUSA (New ’15-’16 Catalogue partner!)
This week, when you buy a ticket to see the Washington Nationals, ThanksUSA receives $5 from every discounted ticket sold when you enter the code “ThanksUSA”! This Friday, they’ll receive the Spirit award on the field. It will be at 6:40, before the game start time of 7pm — and they’ll also show their new PSA!

Around Town 9/11-9/17

With all kids back in school and people returning from final summer vacations, it feels like the Washington region is back in full swing! Let Catalogue charities help ease the transition with some great events this next week and learn about their amazing impact.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

LAMB’s RiverSmart Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School We will celebrate the completion of the RiverSmart project at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School (LAMB). The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 10:00 am, and will be followed by various opportunities to plant flowers and vegetables, paint picnic tables, and pick-up trash from the NPS field next door.

When: Sat Sep 12 2015 (10:00 AM) Where: LAMB PCS, 1375 Missouri Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011 Fee? no Contact: Anna Marie Yombo, (202) 726-6200

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Carnival of Chocolates

The Dwelling Place Come one, come all and enjoy chocolate tastings, games, live music and story time with The Dwelling Place!

When: Sun Sep 13 2015 (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) Where: Rockville Town Center, 30 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850 Fee? no Contact: The Dwelling Place, (240) 813-1603 For more information: click here

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Arlington Thrive’s Bingo Happy Hour for Young Professionals

Arlington Thrive (formerly AMEN: Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs) Join Arlington Thrive’s Young Professionals Group for its Bingo Happy Hour at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill. Attendance is free and so is the first bingo card! All are welcome to come and enjoy food and drink specials, test their bingo skill (and hopefully win some great prizes), network with other area young professionals, and learn about an organization working to prevent homelessness in Arlington County.

When: Tue Sep 15 2015 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM) Where: Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill, 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 Fee? no Contact: Arlington THRIVE, (703) 558-0035 For more information: click here

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Outside the Line

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Creative expression is often used in the healing process and it is at the core of Smith Center’s philosophy. Join us for Outside the Lines where a facilitator will help you reclaim art-making as a healing tool through guided creative projects. Or, if you wish to work on a seperate creative endeavor you are free to do so. Out extensive collection of supplies is available for all.

When: Wed Sep 16 2015 (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM) Where: 1632 U St. NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20009 Fee? no Contact: Kiersten Gallagher,